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CYNIC To Tour North America With INTRONAUT, DYSRHYTHMIA

Decibel magazine and reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC have announced the inaugural Hall of Fame tour! Historic in every sense, the Hall of Fame tour, titled "Re-Traced / Re-Focused Live", will see the band perform Hall of Fame album "Focus" in its entirety, along with tracks from the group's lauded second album, "Traced in Air", ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Remembers DEBBIE ABONO

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has issued the following statement regarding the passing of Debbie Abono, a well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of San Francisco Bay Area's strongest metal bands (POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, SKINLAB): "In the mid-1980s, when most folks over forty were afraid of metal, there was Debbie Abono, a ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist Remembers DEBBIE ABONO

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany has posted the following message regarding the passing of Debbie Abono, a well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of San Francisco Bay Area's strongest metal bands (POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, SKINLAB): "Haven't been able to get online much the past few days on the road but now ...

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Bay Area Metal Legend DEBBIE ABONO Dies

Debbie Abono, a well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of San Francisco Bay Area's strongest metal bands (POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, SKINLAB), passed away yesterday (Sunday, May 16) at approximately 9:59 a.m. PST after a battle with cancer. She was 80 years old. Commented EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt: "I have to say ...

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OSI Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), the hard rock duo formed by Jim Matheos (FATES WARNING) and Kevin Moore (CHROMA KEY, DREAM THEATER), has inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band is currently working on its fourth album for a late 2010 release. Launched in 2003, OSI has established a strong underground following through ...

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PESTILENCE: New Album Title, Producer Revealed

Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metallers PESTILENCE revealed to Mexico's Search & Destroy web site that the band's forthcoming studio album will be titled "Doctrine" and it will be produced by V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS, TRIPTYKON). A tentative February 2011 release is expected. Mameli's entire interview with Search & ...

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EXIVIOUS Calls It Quits

Guitarist Tymon of the Dutch fusion metal act EXIVIOUS has released the following statement: "For the first time since the release of our debut album back in May of 2009, I'm afraid we have to bring some really sad news. "After careful consideration we decided to officially pull the plug on EXIVIOUS. "It's not a ...

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CYNIC: European Tour Dates Announced

Reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC has scheduled the following European dates: Jun. 04 - Toulouse, France @ Le Phare Jun. 05 - Lyon, France @ Le Transbordeur Jun. 06 - Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino Jun. 08 - Düdingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn Jun. 09 - Gorizia, Italy @ Pieffe Factory Jun. 10 - Alessandria, ...

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Chile's MAR DE GRISES Signs With SEASON OF MIST

France's Season of Mist has inked a deal with Chile's MAR DE GRISES — the first South American signing in the label's history! The band's third full-length album will be released later this year. "We are very happy about this deal with Season of Mist," the band comments. "For a young band like MAR DE ...

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DAATH Guitarist Talks 'Avalanche Of Worms'

Evil G. of BareBonesMusic.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eyal Levi of DAATH. You can now watch the chat below. Eyal Levi and fellow DAATH guitarist Emil Werstler will unleash their new collaboration, "Avalanche Of Worms", on April 20 via Magna Carta Records. Both accomplished guitarists, their interplay allows Levi's compositional style and Werstler' ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Tour Mexico, South America In June

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY will embark on a tour of Mexico and South America in June. Commented the band, "We're very excited to finally return and perform for some of the most devoted DARK TRANQUILLITY fans on earth and are looking forward to visiting no less than three new countries for the first ...

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XERATH: New Video Interview Posted Online

ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH at the Hammerfest II festival, which was held March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. XERATH recently announced the addition of bassist Chris Clarke (ex-HOLLOW EARTH THEORY) to the group's ranks. According to XERATH, ...

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CYNIC Frontman Interviewed In Mexico City

Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC was interviewed by Search & Destroy on March 6, 2010 in Mexico City, Mexico. You can now watch the chat below. On May 17, CYNIC will release a brand new EP entitled "Re-Traced", featuring reinterpretations of four songs from the group's critically acclaimed "Traced In ...

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LEVI/WERSTLER: New Song Clip Available

DAATH's Eyal Levi and Emil Werstler will unleash their new collaboration, "Avalanche Of Worms", on April 20 via Magna Carta Records. Both accomplished guitarists, their interplay allows Levi's compositional style and Werstler' virtuosic guitar abilities to compliment each other fully; this unique alchemy prevents this album from being classified under any one genre. "We work ...

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XERATH Announces New Bassist

U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH have announced the addition of bassist Chris Clarke (ex-HOLLOW EARTH THEORY) to the group's ranks. According to XERATH, "Chris made his live debut with the band supporting VADER in London and recently played Hammerfest in Wales to a huge metal hungry crowd." A photo of the new lineup can be ...

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OBSCURA Guitarist Says 80% Of New Album Is Already Written

Guitarist Christian Muenzner of the German extreme technical death metal act OBSCURA has issued the following update: "The tour is going great so far! Being halfway through now, we must say that we are overhelmed by the reactions of our American fans. It's a great pleasure to play for such dedicated groups of people every ...

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CYNIC: 'Re-Traced' Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

On May 17, reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC will release a brand new EP entitled "Re-Traced", featuring reinterpretations of four songs from the group's critically acclaimed "Traced In Air" album as well as a previously unreleased song. "'Re-Traced' is an experiment for us — an opportunity to turn four songs from 'Traced in Air' inside ...

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PESTILENCE To Embark on First U.S. Tour In 16 Years

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metallers PESTILENCE will embark on their first U.S. tour in over 16 years in May/June. The 17-date trek will kick off in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest on May 30 and will close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17. Support on the tour ...

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