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ALESTORM Begins Recording Fourth Album

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM have entered Lasse Lammert's LSD Studio in Lübeck, Germany to record their fourth full-length album, "Sunset On The Golden Age", due in the early summer via Napalm Records. "This is gonna blow all your expectations as to what an ALESTORM album is all about," comments ALESTORM's Christopher Bowes (vocals/keytar). "Over the ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Talks 'Metal Masters 5' At NAMM (Video)

Vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT was interviewed by Dean Guitars at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is taking place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. TESTAMENT earlier in the month announced the departure of ...

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KATAKLYSM Interviewed By GetYourRockOut (Video)

GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM at the band's January 14 show in Manchester, England. You can now watch the chat below. KATAKLYSM's new album, "Waiting For The End To Come", was released on October 29, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The artwork by Eliran Kantor ...

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TESTAMENT Working On New Material

According to a new tweet from TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, he is currently "holed up" in a San Francisco Bay Area motel with fellow TESTAMENT axeman Eric Peterson and their guitars and mini-amps writing tunes for the band's next studio album. Skolnick says: "[We have] great ideas so far!" TESTAMENT last week announced the departure ...

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ABORTED Begins Recording New Album

Goremasters ABORTED have returned to Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark to record their eighth studio album, "The Necrotic Manifesto". Once again, the album will be helmed by Danish producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MERCENARY). Comments ABORTED frontman Sven de Caluwé: "Well, it's been more than two years since we recorded 'Global Flatline', an ...

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KATAKLYSM: Quality Fan-Filmed Footage Of Essen Concert

Quality fan-filmed video footage of KATAKLYSM's January 11 performance in Essen, Germany can be seen below. KATAKLYSM's new album, "Waiting For The End To Come", was released on October 29, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) was featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of the ...

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Waiting for the End to Come - KATAKLYSM

Maurizio Iacono posits "If I Was God I'd Burn it All" on KATAKLYSM's eleventh studio album, "Waiting for the End to Come". Far more introspective a metal prospectus than your standard theme of flushing Mother Earth into an eternal conflagration at the cloven hooves of the deceiver. Rather than letting Satan torch the world for ...

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HELL'S DOMAIN: 'In The Trenches...' Video Released

The official video for the track "In The Trenches..." from HELL'S DOMAIN — the Danish thrash metal band featuring former members of HATESPHERE, KOLDBORN, EXMORTEM and ARTILLERY — can be seen below. The performance footage for the clip was filmed by Markus Prämaßing at the sold-out show at Logo in Hamburg, Germany, where HELL'S DOMAIN ...

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ORIGIN Preparing To Enter Studio

Technical death metallers ORIGIN will enter the studio later this month to begin recording their sixth album, "Omnipresent", for a summer release via Nuclear Blast Records. Comments ORIGIN drummer John Longstreth: "We figured it would only make sense to return to Chapman Recording in Lenexa, Kansas and torture poor Robert Rebeck with our decompositions until ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON: Special Holiday Acoustic Performance (Video)

As part of TESTAMENT's ongoing "12 Days 'Til Christmas" video feature, the band's guitarist, Eric Peterson, has posted a special holiday acoustic performance. Check it out below. "Dark Roots Of Thrash", a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT's sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, was made available on October 18 ...

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Video: TESTAMENT Members Share Their Favorite Christmas Memories

As part of TESTAMENT's ongoing "12 Days 'Til Christmas" video feature, the bandmembers share some of their favorite Christmas childhood memories. "Dark Roots Of Thrash", a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT's sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, was made available on October 18 (Europe) and October 29 (North America) ...

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TESTAMENT Bassist Leaves Tour, EXODUS' JACK GIBSON Steps In

TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has been forced to leave the band's current North American tour with LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE for "personal reasons." Filling in for him beginning with tonight's (Wednesday, November 19) concert at Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson (pictured). "It's an honor to be filling in ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Interviewed For 'Hangar 19' Podcast (Audio)

Cutter of Envision Radio Networks' "Hangar 19" podcast recently conducted an interview with vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Dark Roots Of Thrash", a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT's sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this ...

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TESTAMENT's BILLY, PETERSON Featured In Second Part Of NUCLEAR BLAST Artist Profile Interview (Video)

Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT discuss their teenage years, hobbies, heritage, family and the most rewarding parts of the job in the second part of their Nuclear Blast artist profile interview. Check it out below. "Dark Roots Of Thrash", a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT's sold-out headlining performance ...

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SEPULTURA: North American Tour Canceled Due To Visa Issues

Due to a delay in the visa process, Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have had to cancel their previously announced North American tour with UNEARTH, KATAKLYSM, DARK SERMON and ANCIIENTS. Attempts to make new arrangements for this time frame were not fruitful and the camp has determined to reschedule the tour for May 2014. All tickets will ...

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KATAKLYSM Vocalist Guests On 'Metal Assault' Radio Show (Audio)

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM was interviewed by Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal on the latest episode of the "Metal Assault" radio show on the Los Angeles-based station Razor KXRZ. You can now listen to the program using the Mixcloud widget below. (Note: The Iacono interview begins around the one-hour, 13-minute mark.) ...

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TESTAMENT's BILLY, PETERSON Featured In NUCLEAR BLAST Artist Profile Interview (Video)

Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of Sab Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT discuss their early days, first albums, concert experiences and the impact of rock music in their Nuclear Blast artist profile interview. Check it out below. "Dark Roots Of Thrash", a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT's sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Elevate' Video Released

"Elevate", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with acclaimed director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (EX DEO, SOILWORK, MOONSPELL, ALESTORM, KAMELOT). Ivan Colic previously worked with KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono on KATAKLYSM's "Push The Venom" video and EX DEO's "Romulus" ...

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