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THE AFTERPARTY: Scheduled To Release Mini Album 7th April

UK rock outfit, The Afterparty, self-release their debut mini-album ‘Distances’ on 7 April 2014.     The six track record, produced by Matt O’Grady, includes ‘Liar Liar’, ‘Open Road’ & new single ‘When The Lights Go Out’, plus three previously unreleased recordings.   ‘Distances’ Track-listing: 1. Lost Cause 2. Cover …

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NORTHERN PLAGUE: Trailer for the “We Are The Plague” tour

Polish blackened Death Metallers NORTHERN PLAGUE have released a trailer for their upcoming “We Are The Plague” Tour. You can watch the clip right here:      The complete dates are: 22.03 – Progresja Music Zone; Warszawa (Live Manifesto) 27.03 – Klub Vinyl – Rzeszow 28.03 – Katakumby – Radom …

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AGELESS OBLIVION: Stream New Album In Full; Added To Gorgoroth Tour

UK Progressive Death outfit AGELESS OBLIVION will release their new album, ‘PENTHOS’, on 17th March through Siege Of Amida / Century Media. The album can be streamed exclusively on Soundcloud, ahead of its release next Monday – check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/siegeofamidarecords/sets/ageless-oblivion-penthos Produced by Chris Fielding (Napalm Death, Electric Wizard) …

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RIVAL SONS Introduce New Bassist Dave Beste

Rival Sons, who recently finished work on their fourth full-length album at LCS Studios in Nashville, have announced the addition of DAVE BESTE as an official member of the band, taking up position on bass. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, DAVE BESTE moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue music …

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AURVANDIL Sets Release Date For New Album

Today, EISENWALD sets April 21st as the international release date (May 6th in North America) for AURVANDIL’s highly anticipated Thrones. All yearning embittered, the flesh is shed, the Journey ends: AURVANDIL returns with Thrones carved in stone and snow, distilling the essence of soaring, northern purity throughout four hymns of Iron …

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DESTRUKTOR: Complete Work On New Album “Opprobrium”

Today, Australian black/death maniacs DESTRUKTOR have completed work on their second album, Opprobrium. Set to be released by HELLS HEADBANGERS later this summer, DESTRUKTOR’s Opprobrium follows five years after the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, Nailed, also released by HELLS HEADBANGERS. Amongst Australia’s fertile black/death metal scene, DESTRUKOR are widely hailed …

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DEATHPOINT Announce Tour Dates; Line Up Changes & New Video ‘Between The Lines’

Hamilton, ON’s metalcore giants Deathpoint have announced the following Ontario and Quebec dates with support from new touring drummer Joey Muha of Threat Signal. “The band is super stoked to have acquired the services of Joey Muha for our upcoming tour. We spoke to Threat Signal and asked Jon if …

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METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA Soundtrack Now Available on Limited Edition Vinyl

Not only is the official score soundtrack for 2013’s metal television event of the year, METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA, available via digital and physical CD versions at iTunes, www.brendonsmall.com (click STORE or go direct to www.brendonsmall.spinshop.com) and Amazon.com, the limited edition double album picture disc vinyl version …

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THE EXPLOITED Release Live Video for ‘The Massacre’

UK Punk legends THE EXPLOITED are set to release the Special Editions of Beat The Bastards, Fuck The System and The Massacre on March 14th 2014 viaNuclear Blast. The releases are being re-issued with a raft of bonus content, including a bonus DVD of live footage (Beat The Bastards) and bonus tracks …

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Psychotic Gardening Post Video Teaser On Forthcoming Album ‘Hymnosis’

After lying low, deliberately and methodically to prepare new material while vocalist Chuck Labossiere filled in with Broken Hope for tour dates in Europe and Canada. Winnipeg’s death metal troopers Psychotic Gardening are proud to announce their return in 2014 with their forthcoming album ‘Hymnosis’ set for release on May …

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VON HERTZEN BROTHERS join line-up for The Great Escape Festival 2014

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS have been announced to play The Great Escape Festival (TGE) this summer.   TGE takes place in Brighton from May 8th – 10th,  and is renowned for showcasing emerging artists from all around the world. Von Hertzen Brothers join the line-up alongside acts such as Wild Beasts, …

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AMBERIAN DAWN signs with Napalm Records!

After their acclaimed record Circus Black in 2012, Finnish symphonic metal band AMBERIAN DAWN have just announced their signing with Austrian Rock & Metal Powerhouse Napalm Records.  The band will be releasing the band’s new album Magic Forest in June 2014! ”I’m very glad about this new deal with Napalm …

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MIDHAVEN release album artwork, teaser and tracklist for ‘Spellbound’

Mumbai based progressive metal band Midhaven, who recently signed to Universal Music India have just released a teaser clip for their upcoming debut album titled ‘Spellbound’. The teaser reveals the album artwork as well as some sound clips from the new record, which is scheduled to release worldwide end March/early …

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CONAN tour kicks off tonight in Nottingham

CONAN start their UK tour tonight in Nottingham. The full list of tour dates is as follows: March 2014 14th         NOTTINGHAM – Stuck On A Name 15th         BOURNEMOUTH – The Anvil 16th         BIRMINGHAM – The Asylum 2 17th         GLASGOW – Audio 18th         ABERDEEN – Downstairs 19th         MANCHESTER – Kraak Gallery …

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EXORCISM stream new song ‘Voodoo Jesus’

“Voodoo Jesus“, the brand new song from doomy heavy metallers EXORCISM, who feature Joe “Shredlord” Stump in their ranks, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s debut album, “I Am God“, which will be released April 25 worldwide via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. Soundcloud “Voodoo Jesus”. Youtube …

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EMERALD – New Singer Wanted!

The Swiss Heavy Metal band EMERALD is looking for a new singer. The search turns out to be much harder than expected. Therefore the band calls in the “Emerald Girls” once more… Written & directed by Al Spicher. LINE-UP: Julien Menth – Guitars Michael Vaucher – Guitars Thomas Vaucher – …

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ORGY: New Single “Wide Awake And Dead”

‘Wide Awake And Dead’ is a re-awakening; a revival of ORGY, a collection of audio-veterans brimming with talent and raring to go, and make big waves in 2014. ‘Wide Awake And Dead’ marks the first single from ORGY released this year, as a musical collaboration written by group members Carlton …

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SALIVA Announce New Album “Rise Up” & New U.S. Tour Dates

As announced last month, SALIVA is currently out on a 50+ date trek across the United States, hitting major and minor markets, while performing past favorites and brand new tracks from their highly-anticipated upcoming release, Rise Up, out April 29, 2014 via Rum Bum Records. The band can now reveal …

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HUNTRESS post UK tour video diary online!

HUNTRESS have posted a video diary from their recent UK dates with Lamb Of God and Decapitated. Check it out here: HUNTRESS will return to the UK in June to play Download 2014.  They will join Bowling For Soup, Bad Religion, Opeth and Black Label Society as well as Avenged …

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HALESTORM: Cover of “Straight Through The Heart”

If you are suffering from the mid-week blues, Loudwire, Wendy Dio, Rhino, and the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund are serving up a track stream today that will recharge your spirits! The previously unreleased Halestormcover of “Straight Through The Heart” that appears exclusively on the Ronnie …

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