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Dying Vine - ALETHEIAN

Formed many a moon ago under the guise of CRUTCH by BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE guitarist, Alex Kenis (who recently split from BTA to focus his attention the project at hand), ALETHEIAN have been shopping this ten-song platter of progressive death around since 2005. Originally released by the indie Christian death label, Hope Prevails Productions, "Dying ...

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CYNIC: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC — whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal — have set "Traced In Air" as the title of their new album, due on October 27 via Season of Mist Records. Returning from the "Focus" era for the new eight-song, 35-minute effort are ...

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OPETH To Tour Europe With THE OCEAN, CYNIC

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will embark on a European headlining tour in November/December. Support on the trek will come from THE OCEAN and CYNIC. The dates are as follows: Nov. 17 - Glasgow, UK - ABC Nov. 18 - Dublin, IRE – St. Vicars Nov. 19 - Birmingham, UK - Academy Nov. 20 - London, ...

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DEVIOUS: In Writing Mode

Dutch death/thrash metal band DEVIOUS has commenced the songwriting sessions for its third full-length album, tentatively due in 2009 via Deity Down Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Domain" (2007) will be recorded with the lineup that was responsible for the group's debut CD, 2003's "Acts of Rage". According to a press release, "only one summer ...

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CYNIC Wraps Up Work On New Studio Album, Announces European Tour Dates

Technical/progressive metal legends CYNIC are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, to be released later this year via Season of Mist Records. Returning from the "Focus" era are founding members Paul Masvidal (guitars/clean vocals) and Sean Reinert (drums) along with Sean Malone (bass), and joining the band in the studio is newcomer Tymon ...

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UK's CYNIC To Release 'Suburban Crisis' This Month

Reactivated NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) outfit CYNIC not to be confused with the reunited American progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal will release its long-awaited new album, "Suburban Crisis", on June 30. The CD comes in a full-color, four-page ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED ...

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CYNIC Finalizing New Album Mix

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal recently entered a California studio with producer Warren Riker (DOWN, SANTANA) to begin recording their new album for a late 2008 release via Season of Mist Records. Commented drummer Sean Reinert: "We are currently finishing ...

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Israel's BETZEFER Working With DOWN Producer

Israeli metallers BETZEFER have tapped Warren Riker (DOWN, CYNIC, LAURYN HILL, SANTANA) to produce their new album, titled "Freedom to the Slave Makers". BETZEFER's video for the song "Running Against" can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's debut album, "Down Low", which was released in 2005 via Roadrunner Records (BETZEFER has since ...

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Be Gone - PHARAOH

In an interview I conducted with PHARAOH guitarist Matt Johnsen a couple of months ago, I was discussing the fact that I still preferred 2006's "The Longest Night" to new album "Be Gone", though not by a wide margin. It is one of those instances where the follow-up to an album that you adored (it ...

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CYNIC Replaces 3 INCHES OF BLOOD At Holland's ZWARTE CROSS Festival

Reactivated progressive metallers CYNIC have been confirmed for the Zwarte Cross festival, set to take place July 25-27 in Lichtenvoorde, the Netherlands. They will replace 3 INCHES OF BLOOD which cancelled its appearance at the event. Also newly confirmed for the Aardschok Jgermeister Stage are THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT, WHY SHE KILLS, HEIDEVOLK, DEVIOUS and CHIRAW. ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of technical brutal death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH from Santa Cruz, California. The band, founded in 2001, has so far released two highly acclaimed albums, "And Time Begins" (2003) and "Diminishing Between Worlds" (2008). Commented the band: "Nuclear Blast Records has a special tradition for signing some of the ...

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CYNIC Frontman Comments On SEASON OF MIST Deal

Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal of the reunited progressive metallers CYNIC whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal has issued the following statement regarding the group's new deal with Season of Mist Records: "We're pleased to be back in business with Season of Mist as our record company. ...

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CYNIC Signs With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, have inked a worldwide deal with France's Season of Mist Records. The band is set to enter the studio this summer with Grammy-award winning producer Warren Riker (DOWN, SANTANA) to begin work on its long-awaited ...

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PESTILENCE: 'Malleus Malficarum' To Be Re-Released

Poland's Metal Mind Productions will re-release the classic debut album from the legendary Dutch death/thrash metal act PESTILENCE, "Malleus Malficarum" (1988), on May 19 in Europe (July 8 in the USA via MVD). The limited-edition digipack title (limited to 2,000 copies) will be made available on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology. Guitarist/vocalist Patrick ...

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MORTAL SIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running Australian thrashers MORTAL SIN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD AXEL RUDI ...

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HOLY MOSES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD AXEL RUDI ...

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STAM1NA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Lemi, Finland-based heavy metal quartet STAM1NA has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD AXEL ...

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MUSTASCH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD AXEL RUDI PELL ...

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'Ultimate DEATH Tribute' TV Report Available Online

On Monday, March 3, the French-Canadian TV channel Tl-Qubec aired a special report on the benefit concert to honor late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, which took place on December 12, 2007 at the Theatre Imperial in Quebec City, QC, Canada. "Mchant Contraste" producer Marc Bergeron and his team followed the production process of the ...

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