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OBSCURA's STEFFEN KUMMERER Added To 'Death To All Tour'

Sick Drummer Magazine and Perseverance Holdings Ltd. have announced the "Death To All Tour 2012" in benefit of Sweet Relief. This five-city tour will feature a majority of DEATH's amazing musicians, as well as special guests. This tour is to celebrate the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, as well as to raise awareness of ...

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EPHEL DUATH: Second Studio Webisode Available

EPHEL DUATH, the formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band which is known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, has entered Sharkbyte Studios (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, HIGH ON FIRE) in Oakland, California to begin recording its new EP for a spring release via Agonia Records. The effort ...

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OBSCURA: New Video Interview With HANNES GROSSMANN

A new video interview with Hannes Grossmann, drummer of the extreme technical death metal band OBSCURA, can be seen below. OBSCURA is releasing its first-ever demo collection, entitled "Illegimitation", independently this month. The collection contains ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the "Cosmogenesis" sessions in 2006, and brand ...

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GORGUTS: Footage Of NEUROTIC DEATHFEST Performance Posted Online

Quality fan-filmed video footage of GORGUTS's March 3 performance at the Neurotic Deathfest at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below (courtesy of "Letthedeathmetalflow"). Check out photos from Metal-Experience.com and Metalchroniques.fr. GORGUTS's current lineup includes genre heavyweights John Longstreth (drums; DIM MAK, ORIGIN, THE RED CHORD, SKINLESS, POSSESSION, ANGELCORPSE), ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION: 'Servitude Of Souls' Lyric Video Released

"Servitude Of Souls", the new lyric video from Swedish tech-death assassins SPAWN OF POSSESSION, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's third full-length album, "Incurso", which will be released in North America on March 13 via Relapse Records. The CD, which will contain nine tracks plus an instrumental intro, was recorded at ...

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EPHEL DUATH: First Studio Webisode Available

EPHEL DUATH, the formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band which is known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, has entered Sharkbyte Studios (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, HIGH ON FIRE) in Oakland, California to begin recording its new EP for a spring release via Agonia Records. The effort ...

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SECRETS OF THE MOON: 'Nyx' Video Released

"Nyx", the new video from German black metallers SECRETS OF THE MOON, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Fursy Teyssier and François-Marc Baillet at Viva Emptiness Studios. The song comes off the band's new album, "Seven Bells", which will be released on March 16 via Prophecy Productions. Commented SECRETS OF THE MOON ...

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PESTILENCE Announces New Bassist And Drummer

Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Recently, bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (NUFUTIC, OBSCURA) and drummer Yuma van Eekelen (EXIVIOUS, THE NEW DOMINION) have decided to work more intensively on their main projects.Therefore, bassist Stephan Fimmers (NECROPHAGIST) and drummer Tim Yeung (MORBID ...

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NONEUCLID Announces Lineup Change

German progressive death thrashers NONEUCLID — who feature in their ranks members of DARK FORTRESS, TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA and REVAMP — will debut their new lineup this coming Sunday, February 19 in their hometown of Landshut, supporting DARK FORTRESS and DIABOLUS DUST. After singer Bruce amicably quit NONEUCLID recently, the band will continue as a compact ...

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GOROD: New Song Available For Streaming

"Birds Of Sulphur", a brand new song from French progressive technical death metallers GOROD, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "A Perfect Absolution", which will be released in the U.S. on May 8 via Unique Leader Records (March in Europe through Listenable Records). The ...

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GOROD Signs North American Deal With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

French progressive technical death metallers GOROD have inked a North American deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's fourth full-length album, "A Perfect Absolution", will be released in the U.S. on May 8. The CD was mixed by producer Frédéric "Elmobo" Motte, who oversaw the recording of the drums, bass and vocals, while all guitars ...

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Guitarist CHRISTIAN MUENZNER Forced To Sit Out SPAWN OF POSSESSION European Tour

Guitarist Danny Tunker (GOD DETHRONED, ex-PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT) will fill in for Christian Muenzner during SPAWN OF POSSESSION's upcoming Europe tour with OBSCURA, GOROD and EXIVIOUS. Commented Christian: "I would have loved to play with SPAWN OF POSSESSION myself on the upcoming European tour. Unfortunately I've been diagnosed with Focal Dystonia (a task specific movement disorder ...

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STAR MONARCHY: 'Monarchy' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Monarchy", the first single from STAR MONARCHY, the new project launched by bassist Ray Riendeau (HALFORD, JAMES LABRIE), can be seen below. The track, which was mixed and mastered by Derek Taylor at Milo studios in Texas, features the following musicians: * Dan Tompkins (TESSERACT) - Vocals * Francesco Artusato ...

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GOROD Signs With LISTENABLE RECORDS

French progressive technical death metallers GOROD have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band's fourth full-length album, "A Perfect Absolution", will be released in March. The CD was mixed by producer Frédéric "Elmobo" Motte, who oversaw the recording of the drums, bass and vocals, while all guitars were tracked by GOROD's mastermind Matthieu Pascal ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION: New Song Available For Streaming

Swedish tech-death assassins SPAWN OF POSSESSION will release their third full-length album, "Incurso", in North America on March 13 via Relapse Records. The CD, which will contain nine tracks plus an instrumental intro, was recorded at Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden with engineer Magnus "Mankan" Sedenberg. According to a press release, "devastating riffs, jaw-dropping time-signatures ...

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The Animation of Entomology - BLOTTED SCIENCE

I am shocked and awed with what BLOTTED SCIENCE has done here. Rather than releasing an EP of material that sounds like left leftovers from 2007's "The Machinations of Dementia" or that pushes the envelope without regard to accessibility, BLOTTED SCIENCE have crafted four tracks of elevated composition on "The Animation of Entomology" that moves ...

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OBSCURA, THREAT SIGNAL Members Added To STAR MONARCHY Project

Alex Rudinger (THREAT SIGNAL) and Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE) have been added to the list of musicians who will contribute to "Volume 1", the debut album from STAR MONARCHY, the new project launched by bassist Ray Riendeau (HALFORD, JAMES LABRIE). The release will feature songs written by Ray and some collaborations with other artists. ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION: 'Incurso' Track Listing, Release Date Revealed

Swedish tech-death assassins SPAWN OF POSSESSION will release their third full-length album, "Incurso", in North America on March 13 via Relapse Records. The CD, which will contain nine tracks plus an instrumental intro, was recorded at Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden with engineer Magnus "Mankan" Sedenberg. According to a press release, "devastating riffs, jaw-dropping time-signatures ...

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GORGUTS' 'Obscura' To Be Made Available On Vinyl For First Time

Canadian label War On Music has announced the long-overdue vinyl release of GORGUTS' 1998 album, "Obscura". The groundbreaking record is highly regarded as an unrivalled masterpiece of the death metal genre. When it first was unleashed in 1998, "Obscura" was a drastic but not unexpected departure from the earlier more traditional death metal GORGUTS offerings. ...

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Under a Frozen Sun - THULCANDRA

Making an album in record in overt tribute to a legendary band, such as DISSECTION, end up sounding like something more than rehashed, second rate material ain't easy. On debut album "Fallen Angel's Dominion", Germany's THULCANDRA not only cleared that hurdle with several feet to spare; they also did it with a freshness and spirit ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 30-Minute Video Interview Posted Online

GuitarMessenger.com conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend in July 2011 at the end of his North American tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM and OBSCURA. You can now watch the entire 30-minute chat below. DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released "Contain Us", a special tribute box set for its epic quadrology ("Ki", "Addicted", "Deconstruction" and "Ghost") ...

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MARCO MINEMANN, STEVE DIGIORGIO, KARYN CRISIS To Appear On New EPHEL DUATH EP

Steve DiGiorgio (DEATH, TESTAMENT, SADUS, OBSCURA), Karyn Crisis (CRISIS) and Marco Minemann (PAUL GILBERT, NECROPHAGIST, KREATOR, TONY MACALPINE) will appear on the forthcoming EP from EPHEL DUATH, the formerly Italian, currently U.S.-based band which is known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements. Due in the ...

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GOROD Begins Mixing New Album

French tech-death metallers GOROD have begun mixing their new album with producer Frdric "Elmobo" Motte for an early 2012 release. Elmobo oversaw the recording of the drums, bass and vocals, while all guitars were tracked by GOROD's mastermind Matthieu Pascal at his Bud Records Studio. The mix and the mastering are being done at Elmobo's ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION Completes Work On New Album

Swedish tech-death assassins SPAWN OF POSSESSION have completed work on their third full-length album, "Incurso", for a spring release via Relapse Records. The CD, which will contain nine tracks plus an instrumental intro, was recorded at Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden with engineer Magnus "Mankan" Sedenberg. According to a press release, "devastating riffs, jaw-dropping time-signatures ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE Mastermind Publishes Instructional Video Ahead Of European EP Release

BLOTTED SCIENCE guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK) has released an instructional video for the song "Cretaceous Chasm" off the band's "The Animation Of Entomology" EP. In it, the guitarist explains the application of the twelve-tone system devised specifically for the writing process of the EP, which will be the subject of a ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE: 'Ingesting Blattaria' Video Released

Acclaimed progressive extreme metal all-stars BLOTTED SCIENCE featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED) have posted the "Ingesting Blattaria" visual companion piece, the third in a series of four "scored" videos in conjuction with their newly released "The Animation ...

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NECROPHAGIST Drummer, SADIST Vocalist Join NUFUTIC

Drummer Romain Goulon (NECROPHAGIST) and vocalist Trevor Sadist (SADIST) have joined NUFUTIC, the fusion-metal project founded by Dutch bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, ex-OBSCURA) and Italian guitarist/keyboardist Tommy Talamanca (SADIST). "Despite great feedback to our drummer auditions, it was far from easy to find the right match," says Thesseling. "However, when we talked with Romain, ...

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