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PESTILENCE's PATRICK MAMELI: 'I'm Not Influenced By Anything. I Don't Listen To Metal'

Agoraphobic News conducted an interview with mainman Patrick Mameli of reactivated Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE prior to the band's February 12 concert at SKC Fabrikaon in Novi Sad, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On PESTILENCE's new studio album, "Hadeon": Patrick: "The new ...

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ATHEIST Signs With AGONIA RECORDS; New Album Due This Year

Technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have signed a worldwide deal with Agonia Records. The band's long-awaited follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed "Jupiter" album is tentatively due before the end of the year. ATHEIST co-founder and vocalist Kelly Shaefer commented: "2018 will mark our 30th year of making records. ATHEIST will embark on a very important album ...

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CYNIC's New Drummer MATT LYNCH: 'Humanoid' Playthrough Video

CYNIC's new drummer Matt Lynch is featured in a playthrough video for the band's recently released single "Humanoid". Check it out below. Matt comments: "For me, 'Humanoid' is about branching out to new territory and embracing the process that follows. It's the excitement of being given a new puzzle and figuring out where all the ...

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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Releases 'Humanoid' Playthrough Video

CYNIC's Paul Masvidal has released a playthrough video for the band's recently released single "Humanoid". You can admire the guitarist demonstrating his art below. Masvidal comments: "Playing 'Humanoid' is a celebration of aliveness!" Released last month, "Humanoid" marks the first new music from the progressive pioneers since their 2014 full-length, "Kindly Bent To Free Us". ...

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CYNIC Returns With First New Song In Four Years, 'Humanoid'

CYNIC has released a digital single titled "Humanoid". This song marks the first new music from the progressive pioneers since their 2014 full-length, "Kindly Bent To Free Us". Frontman Paul Masvidal comments: "'Humanoid' is a portrait of contrasts, like those between struggle and stillness, or the immediate against the limitless. Our Stargate is planet Earth ...

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Listen To New PESTILENCE Song 'Non Physical Existent'

"Non Physical Existent", a brand new song from reactivated Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Hadeon", which is slated for a March 9 release via Hammerheart. The new "Hadeon" cover artwork was created by Michal "Xaay" Loranc (BEHEMOTH, NILE, EVOCATION, VADER, NECROPHAGIST), a ...

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PERFECT BEINGS Feat. Former CYNIC/DEATH Drummer SEAN REINERT: 'Vibrational - Mysteries, Not Answers' Video Released

"Vibrational - Mysteries, Not Answers", the new video from the Los Angeles progressive rock group PERFECT BEINGS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Vier", which will be released on January 19 via InsideOut Music. The band's current lineup includes Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production) ...

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Hear New PESTILENCE Song 'Hypnotic Terror'

"Hypnotic Terror", a brand new song from reactivated Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track was recorded during the sessions for the new PESTILENCE LP, "Hadeon", which is slated for a March release via Hammerheart, but this exclusive new single track will not appear on the album. ...

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PESTILENCE Releases New Artwork For 'Hadeon' Album; First Single 'Multi Dimensional' Now Streaming

Veteran Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE will release their new album, "Hadeon", in March via Hammerheart Records. The new cover artwork for the disc was created by Michal "Xaay" Loranc (BEHEMOTH, NILE, EVOCATION, VADER, NECROPHAGIST), a very talented Polish graphic designer who perfectly turned PESTILENCE mainman Patrick Mameli's visions and concept into art. The previously released ...

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CYNIC To Continue Without Drummer SEAN REINERT

Sean Reinert has officially exited CYNIC after reaching a settlement with Paul Masvidal regarding the rights to the band's name. The drummer's latest move comes more than two years after he announced via Facebook that the progressive rock innovators had "come to an end" due to the fact that his relationship with Masvidal had become ...

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PERFECT BEINGS Feat. Former CYNIC/DEATH Drummer SEAN REINERT: 'Anunnaki - Patterns Of Light' Video Released

"Anunnaki - Patterns Of Light", the new video from the Los Angeles progressive rock group PERFECT BEINGS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Vier", which will be released on January 19, 2018 via InsideOut Music. The band's current lineup includes Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, ...

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PESTILENCE Parts Ways With Guitarist SANTIAGO DOBLES, Announces Replacement

Due to personal circumstances, guitarist extraordinaire Santiago Dobles (AGHORA, CYNIC, DOBLES ENSEMBLE) will not participate in future live performances with veteran Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE. Santiago contributed some excellent solos to PESTILENCE's upcoming album, "Hadeon", which will be released in March 2018 via Hammerheart Records. For now, this ends Santiago's involvement in PESTILENCE, but don't ...

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PERFECT BEINGS Feat. Former CYNIC/DEATH Drummer SEAN REINERT: 'Vier' Album Due In January

Los Angeles progressive rock group PERFECT BEINGS will release its new album, "Vier", on January 19, 2018 via InsideOut Music. The band's current lineup includes Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production) and Jesse Nason (keyboards) alongside new drummer Sean Reinert (ex-CYNIC, DEATH). A snippet of "A New Pyramid", the first part of ...

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Former CYNIC/DEATH Drummer SEAN REINERT Joins PERFECT BEINGS

Los Angeles progressive rock group PERFECT BEINGS has signed with InsideOut Music for the release of its new album, due in January 2018. The band's current lineup includes Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production) and Jesse Nason (keyboards) alongside new drummer Sean Reinert (pictured; ex-CYNIC, DEATH). PERFECT BEINGS commented: "We are very ...

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CYNIC: 'Uroboric Forms - The Complete Demo Collection' Due In February

CYNIC's "Uroboric Forms - The Complete Demo Collection" will be released on February 10 via Century Media and will come in digipak CD and limited LP+CD (with gatefold sleeve, LP-booklet, 180-gram vinyl and seven-inch single) format. "Uroboric Forms - The Complete Demo Collection" includes the four legendary demos — "Demo 1988", "Refections Of A Dying ...

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FALLUJAH: 'Abandon' Video Released

The official video for the song "Abandon" from progressive death metallers FALLUJAH can be seen below. The clip was directed by Robert Graves, who has previously worked with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and ABYSMAL DAWN. "Abandon" is taken from FALLUJAH's third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", which will be released on April 29 via Nuclear Blast ...

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FALLUJAH: New Song 'Scar Queen' Available For Streaming

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), and was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CARNIFEX) at ...

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FALLUJAH: Second 'Dreamless' Making-Of Video Posted Online

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The second in series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dreamless" can be seen below. "Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), ...

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FALLUJAH: First 'Dreamless' Making-Of Video Posted Online

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The first in series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dreamless" can be seen below. "Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), ...

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FALLUJAH: 'The Void Alone' Lyric Video Released

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The official lyric video for the song "The Void Alone", taken from "Dreamless", can be seen below. "Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), and was ...

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FALLUJAH To Release 'Dreamless' Album In April

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. "Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), and was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CARNIFEX) at Audiohammer ...

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CYNIC Taps Drummer MATT LYNCH For EUROBLAST Appearance

The remaining members of legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC will headline this year's edition of the Euroblast festival on October 3 in Cologne, Germany. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal and bassist Sean Malone will be joined by drummer Matt Lynch, best known for his work in the jazz-fusion project TRIOSCAPES with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME bassist ...

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Former TESTAMENT/NEVERMORE Guitarist STEVE SMYTH's ONE MACHINE: 'Forewarning' Video

ONE MACHINE, the brainchild of acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, NEVERMORE, FORBIDDEN, DRAGONLORD, VICIOUS RUMORS), will release its second album, "The Final Cull", on September 18 via Scarlet Records. The CD was tracked at Death Island Studios, with Marco Angioni and Tue Madsen at the helm. Recording lasted for nine days solid, as the band ...

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CYNIC 'Will Continue One Way Or Another,' Says PAUL MASVIDAL

Paul Masvidal of legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC says that the band will continue despite drummer Sean Reinert's announcement that CYNIC was breaking up. Reinert released a statement earlier today claiming that CYNIC was disbanding "due to artistic and personal differences." He added that his "longstanding creative partnership" with Paul "has simply endured so much ...

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CYNIC Calls It Quits… Again

Legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC — consisting of guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone — have once again called it quits. Reinert has posted the following message on the band's official Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I post today's CYNIC news. "CYNIC is no longer an active ...

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Video: DEATH TO ALL Performs In Gothenburg

Fan-filmed video footage of DEATH TO ALL's March 19 performance at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden can be seen below. The current lineup of DEATH TO ALL (DTA) — which features former members of DEATH celebrating the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner — includes Gene Hoglan (also of TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK), Steve DiGiorgio ...

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