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LEVI/WERSTLER: New Song Available For Streaming

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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CYNIC To Release 'Re-Traced' EP In May

On May 17, reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNICwill 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 out ...

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DAATH, CYNIC Members Collaborate On LEVI/WERSTLER Debut; More Details Revealed

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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LENG TCH'E Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season of Mist has announced the signing of the Belgian grindcore act LENG TCH'E. The "razorgrind" band has just finished recording its new album at Parlour Studio in Kettering, United Kingdom with producer Russ Russell. "We are very delighted and proud to be joining Season of Mist," states bassist Nicolas Malfeyt. "Being added to the ...

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PRONG, CYNIC Members To Guest On ASYLUM Debut

Drummers Alexei Rodriguez (PRONG) and Sean Reinert (CYNIC, DEATH) are scheduled to lay down tracks for "A Lethal Dose Of Truth", the debut album from ASYLUM, the Illinois-based project featuring Markus Johansson (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Johnny Rox (bass guitar). In addition, Eyal Levi (DAATH) will be shredding a solo along with Rob Caggiano ...

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DAATH Developing 'Brand New Sound' For Forthcoming Album

Atlanta-based extreme metal quintet DAATH has commenced work on the follow-up to last year's "The Concealers" for a late 2010 release via Century Media Records. Commented the band: "Unpredictability and chaos are two themes defining the times we live in. Everything about DAATH's career has been married to these themes. We've accepted them as beautiful ...

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PAIN To Release Live Album

Swedish metallers PAIN will release a new live CD that was recorded on March 23-24, 2009 at the Zenith in Paris, France during the band's European tour with NIGHTWISH. In other news, PAIN's most recent studio album, "Cynic Paradise", will be made available in the U.S. with a bonus CD including the Paris live recordings. ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: New Video Interview Available

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with Houston progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT when the band played Montreal, Quebec, Canada on January 27, 2010 with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME. SCALE THE SUMMIT guitarist Chris Letchford released a guitar instructional book, "Chris Letchford's Guitar Technique Book", on January 2, 2010 via the band's

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ENTOMBED, CYNIC, THE OCEAN Confirmed For Germany's FRICTION FEST

ENTOMBED, CYNIC, THE OCEAN and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM are among the confirmed bands for the inaugural installment of Friction Fest, set to take place May 7-8,2010 at Astra & Cassiopeia in Berlin, Germany. Commented the festival organizers: "Our mission is to create friction between different genres and styles of music, mainly within the ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Quality Philadelphia Footage Posted Online

Quality fan-filmed live footage of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's January 31, 2010 performance at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the group's North American tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CYNIC and SCALE THE SUMMIT can be viewed below (courtesy of "impaledonafence1"). Regarding his first tour in about three years, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT ...

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CYNIC: Quality Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Quality fan-filmed live footage of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC performing a new song, "Wheels Within Wheels", on January 31, 2010 at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be viewed below (courtesy of "impaledonafence1"). The track is expected to appear on the group's forthcoming EP, which is due later in the year. In addition ...

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OBSCURA: 'Retribution' Reissued With Bonus Tracks

"Retribution", the debut album from German death metallers OBSCURA, will be reissued on February 16 via Relapse Records. The 2006 CD has been remastered and repackaged with three bonus tracks. OBSCURA is currently out on the 2010 Bonecrusher Fest with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, NECROPHOBIC, and more. This European tour will ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Dutch death metallers SEVERE TORTURE have inked a deal with Season Of Mist. The band is currently at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam with producer Jochem Jacobs working on its upcoming fifth album for a spring/summer release. Commented bassist Patrick Boleij: "We are very excited about signing to Season Of Mist! They have an ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: More Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The Road Posted Online

The third and fourth in a series of clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's current North American tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CYNIC and SCALE THE SUMMIT can be viewed below. Regarding his first tour in about three years, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT mastermind, Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Quality Denver Footage Posted Online

Quality fan-filmed video footage of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's January 20, 2010 performance in Denver, Colorado can be viewed below (courtesy of "superskum"). THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT is the band led by Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR). The group kicked off its North American tour ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The Road Posted Online

The first in a series of clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's current North American tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CYNIC and SCALE THE SUMMIT can be viewed below. Regarding his first tour in about three years, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT mastermind, Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Interviewed In New Orleans; Video Available

Buick McKane (a.k.a. Emily) conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) prior to THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's January 10, 2010 concert in New Orleans, Louisiana. Watch the chat in two parts below. THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT kicked off its North American tour with ...

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PESTILENCE: First Photo Of New Lineup Released

The first photo of the new PESTILENCE lineup can be viewed below. PESTILENCE 2010 is: Patrick Mameli - Guitar/Vocals Jeroen Paul Thesseling - Bass Patrick Uterwijk - Guitar Yuma Van Eekelen - Drums Commented guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli: "Last week, we did a photo shoot with world-famous photographer Stefan Schipper (who also shot METALLICA about three ...

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AUGURY Guitarist Begins Work On New HUMANOID Album

AUGURY guitarist Mathieu Marcotte has issued the following update on his instrumental solo project HUMANOID: I've been working on some new compositions in the last two years, and finally started the pre-production process for the second HUMANOID album. "There's gonna be some cool surprises on this one since i wanna involve more guests and try ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has posted a three-minute video clip shot during a recent THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT rehearsal. He says, "[the clip contains] no overdubs, no fixes. "We plan to have a choir for the tours coming up after January to cover the ...

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XERATH Interviewed At HELLFIRE II Festival

Corrosion TV conducted an interview with U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH at the Hellfire II festival, which was held November 6-8, 2009 at the NEC in Birmingham, England. Watch the chat below. XERATH recently parted ways with guitarist Andy Phillips. The group's bassist, Owain Williams, has since taken over guitar duties for the band. A ...

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