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NUCLEAR BLAST Online Poker Launched

Heavy metal fans have a new online home to party, poker and rock out. Nuclear Blast, in cooperation with kuuluu AG, has launched Nuclear Blast Poker, a free-to-play social platform. Nuclear Blast Poker is not just an online poker game but also a community platform where metal freaks interact, show their love for metal by ...

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HOLY GRAIL: 'Ride The Void' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Southern California traditional metallers HOLY GRAIL will release their sophomore album, "Ride The Void", in Europe on January 18, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records and in North America on January 22, 2013 through Prosthetic Records. The effort will be made available as a limited CD version including a bonus track, a black 2LP version and ...

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RUINED SOUL: 'Rewind' Video Released

"Rewind", the new video from Gothenburg, Sweden's RUINED SOUL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on March 16 with Greenworks. The track comes off the band's debut album, "My Dying Day", which was released in 2010 via Suicide Records. Greenworks previously helmed RUINED SOUL's music video for the track "My Dying Day". RUINED ...

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AVATAR: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Torn Apart' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Torn Apart", the new video from Swedish metallers AVATAR, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", which was released on February 14 via eOne Music. The CD was produced by Tobias Lindell (EUROPE, MUSTASCH, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR) and includes songs from a ...

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AVATAR: 'Torn Apart' Video Released

"Torn Apart", the new video from Swedish metallers AVATAR, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", which was released on February 14 via eOne Music. The CD was produced by Tobias Lindell (EUROPE, MUSTASCH, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR) and includes songs from a limited-edition EP that was released in ...

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AVATAR: 'Torn Apart' Video Teaser

A teaser for "Torn Apart", the new video from Swedish metallers AVATAR, can be seen below. The full clip will make its online debut on April 16. "Torn Apart" comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", which was released on February 14 via eOne Music. The CD was produced by Tobias Lindell (EUROPE, ...

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RUINED SOUL One-Man Project Evolves Into A Full-Blown Band

Gothenburg, Sweden's RUINED SOUL, which was started by Johnny Johansson as a one-man metal project due to Johnny's focus on DISDAIN, has evolved into a full-blown band. Commented Johnny: "Yes, RUINED SOUL was supposed to be a solo project, but… no more! The urge of playing these songs live and spending more time on RUINED ...

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AVATAR: 'Let It Burn' Performance Video Released

Professionally filmed video footage of Swedish metallers AVATAR performing the song "Let It Burn" can be seen below. The track comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", which was released on February 14 via eOne Music. The CD was produced by Tobias Lindell (EUROPE, MUSTASCH, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR) and includes songs from a limited-edition ...

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AVATAR: New Audio Interview With JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström of Swedish metallers AVATAR was interviewed on the March 14 edition of the "Across The Board" radio show. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. AVATAR's fourth full-length album , "Black Waltz", was released on February 14 via eOne Music. The CD was produced by Tobias Lindell ...

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LOCRIAN Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of experimental, dark ambient/noise trio LOCRIAN. The band will enter Electrical Audio in Chicago later this year with producer with Greg Norman to record its new album. Furthermore, this summer Relapse will reissue the group's most recent vinyl-only release, "The Clearing", as a two-CD/digital deluxe album with a bonus ...

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RUINED SOUL To Film 'Rewind' Video

Gothenburg, Sweden-based one-man metal project RUINED SOUL will film a video for the song "Rewind" on March 16 with Greenworks. Backing RUINED SOUL guitarist/mastermind Johnny Johansson during the video shoot will be the following musicians: * Patrik Johansson (ARISE) - Vocals * Jonathan Thorpengberg (TRENCHES) - Guitar * Janne Jaloma (DEALS DEATH) - Drums * ...

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AVATAR: 'Making Of Black Waltz' Video Released

Swedish metallers AVATAR have posted a six-minute clip containing behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the band's new album, "Black Waltz", and making of the "Black Waltz" video, which was directed by Johan Carlén and shot in Sweden's largest amusement park. AVATAR recently inked a North American deal with eOne Music. The band's fourth ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Tweets Photo Of Injured Knee

GODSMACK singer Sully Erna is at home resting after undergoing surgery on his left knee from a sport injury he sustained a while back. Erna, who had been quiet on Twitter for the past few months, killed time while healing earlier today by tweeeting photos of his recovering joint and of his physical therapists. He ...

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AVATAR Signs North American Deal With eOne Music

Swedish metallers AVATAR have inked a North American deal with eOne Music. The band's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", which will include songs from a limited-edition EP that was released in Sweden at the end of October 2011, will be made available in the U.S. on February 14. AVATAR's "Black Waltz" video can be seen ...

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AVATAR: 'Black Waltz' Video Released

"Black Waltz", the new video from Swedish metallers AVATAR, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's new EP "Black Waltz", which was released at the end of October in a limited hand-numbered edition of 1,000 copies . The clip features an appearance by the world-famous American circus sideshow Hellzapoppin, ...

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AVATAR: Preview Of 'Black Waltz' Video/EP

Swedish metallers AVATAR have released a preview of the upcoming video for the title track of the band's new EP, "Black Waltz", which is due for release in a limited hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies on October 24. The clip features an appearance by the world-famous American circus sideshow Hellzapoppin, soon to be seen on ...

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MEGADETH To Headline Mexico's HELL AND HEAVEN Metal Festival

MEGADETH will headline the Hell And Heaven Metal Fest, set to take place on Saturday, November 19 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Billed as "the only open-air metal festival in Mexico," the event will feature 57 bands performing on four stages in front of an expected audience of 20,000. Confirmed international artists: MEGADETH (USA) OVERKILL (USA) FEAR ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Issues Post-Tour Update

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update: "What a ride! After having spent most of the year touring other continents and laying to waste innumerable summer festivals, we finally brought the 'We Are The Void' experience to the European club circuit. "The whole 'Where Death Is Most Alive Part II' experience ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Interviewed By YAHOO! MUSIC (Video)

On September 26, all four members of reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN sat down with Yahoo! Music to discuss their legacy — past, present, and future. You can now watch the chat below. SOUNDGARDEN's video for the song "Black Rain" is currently the iTunes "Free Video of the Week." The offer started this Tuesday and will ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's 'Black Rain' Video Available For Free Download

SOUNDGARDEN's video for the song "Black Rain" is currently the iTunes "Free Video of the Week." The offer started this Tuesday and will end on Monday, October 18 at approximately midnight. Directed by Brendon Small, the co-creator of Adult Swim's "Metalocalypse", "Black Rain" is the first artist-driven music video to be based off the show. ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Appear At DMA2010 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) today announced POISON frontman Bret Michaels will be featured during the Monday, October 11 panel presentation where he'll talk about building fan enthusiasm, community, and marketing during the DMA2010 Conference & Exhibition. Steve Stoute, co-founder and chief executive officer of brand marketing firm Translation, LLC, and one of the most ...

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