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SKARHEAD To Record New Studio Album

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with Danny Diablo prior to his Montreal performance with NECRO and PSYCHO REALM. During the chat, Diablo, a.k.a. Lord Ezec from '90s New York hardcore legends SKARHEAD and CROWN OF THORNZ, announces plans for a brand new SKARHEAD album — the group's first since 1999's Victory Records full-length, "Kings ...

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Former CRO-MAGS Frontman Schedules In-Store Book Reading, Signing

Former CRO-MAGS and current BLOODCLOT! frontman John Joseph's long-awaited book, "The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon", is available now exclusively at Generation Records in New York City. Joseph will be at the store on Thursday, December 20 for a special in-store reading and signing of his book. The event starts at 8 p.m. Generation Records 210 ...

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BLOODCLOT! Featuring Ex-CRO-MAGS, BIOHAZARD Members: EPK Posted Online

A six-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for BLOODCLOT! — the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, ex-PRO-PAIN guitarist Eric Klinger, and former MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez — can be viewed below. BLOODCLOT! is currently seeking a record deal with its self-produced debut, "Burn Babylon ...

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OBITUARY To Headline BROOKLYN XECUTION FESTIVAL

On Saturday, December 8, Florida's iconic death metal band OBITUARY will make its return to New York, headlining the Brooklyn Xecution Festival 2007 at Club Europa in Greenpoint Brooklyn. The event is presented by mandatory New York heavy metal hangout Duff's Brooklyn and sponsored by Williamsburg's San Loco. Supporting OBITUARY will be respected New York ...

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OBITUARY, MERAUDER: Tour Dates Announced

OBITUARY will team up with MERAUDER for a few shows in December 2007. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Dec. 07 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Dec. 08 - Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa Dec. 09 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom OBITUARY have tapped comic book stalwart and director Hart D. ...

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The Final Beatdown - BULLDOZE

Saying "I guess you had to be there" isn't an insult when it comes to some things. Hardcore bands like BULLDOZE were known as much for their larcenous ways and violent demeanor as they were for their actual musical output, which floated around on a series of scarce 7" singles and imports for most of ...

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BLOODCLOT!: New Tour Dates Announced

BLOODCLOT!, the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, ex-PRO-PAIN guitarist Eric Klinger, and former MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez, is currently seeking a record deal with its self-produced debut, "Burn Babylon Burn". Setting a new standard in hardcore, BLOODCLOT! maintains a positive focus, preserving the ...

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EVERYTHING'S RUINED To Open For TESTAMENT In Poughkeepsie

New York metal band EVERYTHING'S RUINED will support TESTAMENT and MERAUDER on Friday, July 13 at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. "This is a dream come true for me," states EVERYTHING'S RUINED guitarist Walter Cardenas. "I grew up on TESTAMENT and haven't seen them play since the TESTAMENT / MEGADETH / JUDAS PRIEST tour many ...

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BLOODCLOT Schedules East Coast Dates

BLOODCLOT, the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, and ex-MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez, will make its first Trenton appearance at Championship Bar & Grill on Saturday, June 16. The evening boasts a lineup that's reminiscent of a classic old-school mixed-genre show — the skatecore ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Lineup Revealed

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, presented by ESP Guitars & Basses and Krank Amps, is set for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 with a Friday night headline performance by Norwegian black metal sensations DIMMU BORGIR and a tribute to Metal Blade Records' 25th anniversary to cap off the festival on Saturday ...

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FACE THE PANIC Signs With REAPER RECORDS

FACE THE PANIC, the Buffalo, New York-based traditional hardcore/punk band featuring current and ex-members of LOCKJAW, HEROD and EVERY TIME I DIE, has inked a deal with Reaper Records. The group is currently hard at work on a new full-length CD/LP with engineer Doug White at Watchmen Studios (PSYOPUS, GYM CLASS HEROES). A summer release ...

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BLOODCLOT To Release 'Burn Babylon Burn' In The Spring

BLOODCLOT, the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, and ex-MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez, is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, "Burn Babylon Burn", tentatively due this spring. "It's been a long journey for us making this record and we wanna keep it ...

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BLOODCLOT Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

BLOODCLOT, the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, and ex-MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez, is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, tentatively due in early 2007 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group's current lineup is also preparing to make its live debut sometime ...

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Former MERAUDER Bassist Joins BLOODCLOT

Former MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez has replaced Craig Setari (SICK OF IT ALL) in BLOODCLOT, the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, and former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts. Check out the BLOODCLOT demo tracks "Burn Babylon Burn", "Revolution" and "Subtext" at www.myspace.com/bloodclotnyc. In related news, John Joseph ...

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MERAUDER Guitarist SOB Dies

Former MERAUDER guitarist Sob (real name: Javier Carpio) passed away this past weekend at the age of 33. A founding member of the acclaimed New York-based metal/hardcore act, Sob played on all three of the band's albums — 1996's "Master Killer", 1999's "5 Deadly Venoms" and 2003's "Bluetality" — which were released through the Century ...

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The Split Program II - CALIBAN vs. HEAVEN SHALL BURN

Quite an incendiary experience it's been cranking this one up to deafening volumes. Two of Europe's finest metalcore acts on one CD yet again. If you've not had the pleasure of stimulating the senses with albums like HEAVEN SHALL BURN's "Antigone" or CALIBAN's "The Opposite from Within", the split provides a good opportunity to experience ...

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HATEBREED Schedule European Dates

HATEBREED will play four exclusive European dates at the end of June. The details are as follows: Jun. 23 - Berlin, GER @ SO36 (w/ MERAUDER) Jun. 24 – Herne, GER @ Pressure Festival Jun. 25 – Dessel, BEL @ Grasspop Metal Meeting Jun. 26 - Stuttgart, GER @ Röhre In other HATEBREED-related news, vocalist ...

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Count Your Blessings - AGENTS OF MAN

Metalcore galore from this collection of New Jersey scene veterans. Singing choruses, shouted verses, big riffs, the works — it's gonna be really hard for AGENTS OF MAN to differentiate themselves from the crowd in 2005. One thing they have going in their favor is a slightly more hardcore edge, an east-coast toughness most evident ...

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37 STABWOUNDZ Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Dutch hardcore/metal band 37 STABWOUNDZ have parted ways with bassist Bas Braam. No reason was given for his departure. The band, who released their full-length debut, "Embrace Solitude", last year via Garden of Exile Records, are currently seeking a replacement. 37 STABWOUNDZ play and create a blend of groovy crossover-metal with influences from bands like ...

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France's FURY FEST: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule has been announced for the 2005 edition of Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: Main Stage: 00.15 - 1.15 JELLO BIAFRA AND THE MELVINS 22.30 - 23.15 ANTHRAX 21.00 - 21.45 MILLENCOLIN 19.30 - 20.15 ...

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ILL NINO: Recording Update From Band's A&R Rep

ILL NINO are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2003's "Confession". The band's Roadrunner Records A&R rep has checked in with the following update: "I can tell you that the guys have recorded fifteen songs 12-13 of which will end up on the finished album. And while every band always tells you that ...

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AGENTS OF MAN Sign Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

The New Jersey quintet AGENTS OF MAN have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group have just finished recording their full-length debut, "Count Your Blessings", tentatively due this spring. Composed of former members of such acclaimed hardcore acts as BULLDOZE, COLD AS LIFE, ONE 4 ONE, TRAIN OF THOUGHT and SWORN ENEMY, ...

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HATEBREED Singer To Commence Work On ICEPICK Album

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta will shortly begin laying down vocal tracks for the debut album from ICEPICK, Jasta's much-anticipated collaboration with SKARHEAD singer Lord Ezec. "I will also be traveling back and forth to Planet Z where I will be working on the long-awaited ICEPICK album," Jamey writes on his web site. "I have two ...

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