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MESHUGGAH, CYNIC: More North American Dates Announced

Intent on decimating the boundaries of extreme music with their metric art, Sweden's MESHUGGAH will be returning to North America in February, 2009 on a 17-show headlining tour presented by MySpace Music. Direct support to MESHUGGAH will be provided by the legendary progressive metal band CYNIC. Opening all shows will be technical progressive death metallers ...

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PAIN: Back Home From Russia

Swedish metallers PAIN have issued the following update: "It's been a few days since we got back home from Russia and Ukraine and our bodies are starting to heal from all the cuts and bruises we managed to get while we weren't on stage. We had a really good time on all shows and it ...

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MESHUGGAH, CYNIC To Team Up For North American Tour

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH will team up with the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC for a North American tour in early 2009. So far the following dates have been revealed: Feb. 01 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA Feb. 02 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA Feb. 06 - El Corazon ...

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OPETH Tops CLOSE-UP Magazine's Top 20 Albums Of 2008

Sweden's Close-Up magazine has published its list of the top 20 albums of 2008 based on individual selections from 32 of its writers. It is as follows: 01. OPETH - Watershed 02. CULT OF LUNA - Eternal Kingdom 03. THE HAUNTED - Versus 04. AMON AMARTH - Twilight Of The Thunder God 05. SATYRICON - ...

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PAIN: Moscow Photos Available

Photos of PAIN's December 5, 2008 concert at the Tochka club in Moscow, Russia can be found on The MetalList webzine. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. I'm Going In 02. Follow Me 03. Zombie Slam 04. End Of The Line 05. Walking On Glass 06. Don't Care 07. Dancing With The ...

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CYNIC in Milan: Video Footage, Photos Available

Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited progressive rock/metal band CYNIC performing the song "Adam's Murmur" on Thursday, December 4, 2008 in Milan, Italy can be viewed below. Photos from the sold-out show (featuring CYNIC as the opening band for OPETH) at Club Alcatraz are available on the news blog Musica Metal. The group's ...

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PESTILENCE: New Album Artwork, Songtitles, Release Date Revealed

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE entered Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark last month to begin recording its new album, "Resurrection Macabre", for a March 16, 2009 release via Holland's Mascot Records. The band recorded a total of 14 songs during the session — 11 new tracks and three classic PESTILENCE cuts (as ...

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ORGAN Taps DOWN/CROWBAR Producer For New Album

Atlanta, Georgia-based metal band ORGAN has tapped Warren Riker (DOWN, CROWBAR, CYNIC) to produce its new album for an early 2009 release. Recording began in November 2008 at PigPen Studio in Athens, Georgia and will continue at Broken Wave Studios in Glendale, California. A new song, "Burnt Down Again", is available for streaming on ORGAN's ...

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PESTILENCE: Tour Dates Announced

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has scheduled the following dates: April 09 - Oslo, Norway – Inferno April 10 – Enschede, Netherlands - Atak April 13 - Cologne, Germany - Underground April 16 - Erstfeld, Switzerland - Transilvania Live April 17 - Munich, Germany – Backstage April 18 - Pinarella, Italy - ...

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XERATH Signs To CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

UK-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH have inked a deal with Candlelight Records. The band's debut CD, "Xerath I", is currently being mixed in France by Brett Caldas-Lima (CYNIC) and is due in the spring. Commented the group: "We are thrilled to announce signing with UK-based Candlelight Records! We look forward to working with such a ...

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CYNIC: Audio Interview Posted Online

Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert of the reformed progressive rock/metal band CYNIC was interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia) at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. Listen to the interview in streaming audio at ...

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CYNIC: Interview With PAUL MASVIDAL

By: Scott Alisoglu Paul Masvidal had an epiphany that it was time to unleash CYNIC and blow minds all over again. For the last 15 years, "Focus" has served as the bench mark for the heavy end of progressive metal (some might say progressive "death" metal, but more on that later) and here we are ...

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OBSCURA: New Song Posted Online

German death metallers OBSCURA have posted a brand new track, "Anticosmic Overload", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the group's second full-length album, "Cosmogenesis" due in February 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC, EXIVIOUS). "The new ...

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Traced in Air - CYNIC

In 1993 a band called CYNIC set the standard for not just progressive death metal (you could make the argument for ATHEIST and even PESTILENCE too), but also progressive rock/metal with the seminal "Focus". Vocalist/guitarist Paul Masvidal had a vision for a band that would break the mold and succeeded in making an album with ...

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PAIN: 'Cynic Paradise' First-Week Chart Positions

"Cynic Paradise", the new album from Swedish metallers PAIN, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Finland: #28 Sweden: #30 Germany: #78 "Follow Me", the new video from PAIN, can be viewed below. The clip, which was shot last month, features a special guest appearance by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon. The performance footage in the ...

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PAIN's PETER TÄGTGREN Interrogated; Video Available

Finland's Domination conducted a "Last Time I...' question-and-answer session with vocalist Peter Tägtgren of the Swedish metal band PAIN in early October when the group played the Tavastia club in Helsinki. Watch the two-minute chat below. PAIN's new album, "Cynic Paradise", was released in Germany yesterday (October 31) via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to ...

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PAIN Performs With NIGHTWISH Singer On Swedish TV; Video Available

Swedish metallers PAIN were the featured musical guests Thursday morning (October 30) on the "Nyhetsmorgon" program on Sweden's TV4. The band performed two songs — including its new single, "Follow Me", featuring a special guest appearance by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon — and took part in an interview. Watch footage of their appearance below. "Follow ...

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PAIN: 'Follow Me' Video Featuring NIGHTWISH Singer Posted Online

"Follow Me", the new video from Swedish metallers PAIN, can be viewed below. The clip, which was shot earlier this month, features a special guest appearance by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon. The performance footage in the video was filmed during PAIN's October 9, 2008 concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. "Follow Me" is the first ...

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PAIN: 'Back To Mother Russia'

Swedish metallers PAIN, featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, have issued the following update: "When we did our first Russian show back in May 2007, we just thought people in that particular city were crazy. One and a half year later we know that Krasnodar was not a coincidence. Whole Russia is crazy, and one of ...

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PAIN: Swedish Signing Session Announced

Swedish metallers PAIN will take part in a signing session at Media Markt in Bäckebol, Gothenburg, Sweden on November 28 at 5:00 p.m. (17.00). Nina Rung from Domination conducted an interview with PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren (see video below) prior to the Swedish band's October 9, 2008 concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Also available ...

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PAIN Frontman Interviewed In Helsinki; Video Available

Nina Rung from Domination conducted an interview with PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren (see video below) prior to the Swedish band's October 9, 2008 concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Also available is video footage of the Tavastia performance, namely a rendition of the group's new track "Follow Me" featuring a guest appearance by NIGHTWISH singer ...

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GONIN-ISH: 'We Want To Be A Legendary Band Such As CYNIC'

Japanese progressive metallers GONIN-ISH will have their 2005 album "Naishikyo-Sekai" released in Europe on November 10 and in North America on November 11 via Season of Mist. Commented Masashi Momota (keyboards): "Honestly we're still surprised Season of Mist gave us a chance to release our second album, because our vocalist sings in Japanese. Actually we ...

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OBSCURA: New Album Title, Guest Appearances Revealed

German death metallers OBSCURA have set "Cosmogenesis" as the title of their second full-length album, due in early 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC, EXIVIOUS). "The new album sounds very intense and brutal", the band says in a statement. OBSCURA ...

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PAIN: 'Cynic Paradise' E-Card Available

An e-card for "Cynic Paradise", the new album from Swedish metallers PAIN, can be found at this location. "Cynic Paradise" will be released on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction" (which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner) features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and ...

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CYNIC's 'Traced In Air' Pushed Back To November

"Traced in Air", the new album from reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, has had its North American release date pushed back to November 25 from the previously announced October 28 (via Season of Mist). The CD will be made available in Europe on November 17. Commenting on the delay, guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal stated, "When Season of ...

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