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AGHORA Taps KING DIAMOND Drummer For New Album

Florida progressive metal act AGHORA has enlisted KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson to accompany the group to the studio for the recording sessions for band's third full-length CD for Season of Mist. Says AGHORA in a statement: "Matt is a drummer with a great history and skills and chops galore. He is a perfect match ...

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Guitarist PATRICK UTERWIJK To Tour With Resurrected PESTILENCE

Dutch guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the upcoming album and tour from his resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE: "Although previous statements about a PESTILENCE reunion with original members (which I think still isn't my intention), it's with great pleasure to announce that none other than Patrick ...

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CYNIC Planning 'World Tour' In The Fall

Drummer Sean Reinert 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 update: "Many of you might be in the 'know' but for those of you who are unaware CYNIC has been booked for the Wacken [Open Air] ...

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SCULPTURED: An In-Depth Interview With DON ANDERSON

By: Scott Alisoglu We've not heard from SCULPTURED since 2000's acclaimed "Apollo Ends" album. But it's not like head honcho Don Anderson (guitars, vocals) has been twiddling his thumbs. In addition to the steady climb of his other band AGALLOCH (The End Records), which included an increasing number of live performances, the man has been ...

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MASSACRE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Reactivated death metal band MASSACRE — consisting of DENIAL FIEND members Sam Williams (guitar), Curt Beeson (drums; NASTY SAVAGE), along with ex-MASSACRE/current DENIAL FIEND members Terry Butler (bass), Steve Swanson (guitars) and Kam Lee (vocals) — has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, ...

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French-Canadian TV To Air Report On 'Ultimate DEATH Tribute'

The French-Canadian TV channel Télé-Québec will present 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. "Méchant Contraste" producer Marc Bergeron and his team followed the production process of the concert, which which ...

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Resurrected PESTILENCE: New Album Title Revealed

According to Pro-Rock magazine, Dutch guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli has set "Resurrection Macabre" as the title of the new album from the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE, tentatively due in early 2009 via Holland's Mascot Records. Joining Mameli in the group's new lineup are Tony Choy (ATHEIST, CYNIC) on bass and ...

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LEAVES' EYES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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UK's CYNIC Completes Work On New Album

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 — has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Putting the Wacken adventure behind us, we ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Drops Off THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Tour

California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have issued the following update: "Well, we are very disappointed to announce that we had to drop of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour due to road closures and bad weather in Wyoming. We really want to apologize to everyone who came out, or was going to come out to watch ...

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'Wrong' CYNIC Booked For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Drummer Tim Batkin of the reactivated NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) outfit CYNIC (not to be confused with the reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal) has released the following statement via the HellrideMusic.com forum: "The German people have an ...

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PESTILENCE Resurrected: 'More Tech And Way More Brutal Than Ever Before'

Dutch guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he has resurrected his late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE with a brand new lineup, featuring Patrick on vocals and guitar, Tony Choy (ATHEIST, CYNIC) on bass and Peter Wildoer (DARKANE, NON-HUMAN LEVEL) on drums. Patrick is reportedly working on new material which he has ...

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Reunited CYNIC To Record New Album

Quality technical metal connoisseurs and open-minded music lovers in general will be delighted to hear that Florida's legendary CYNIC have returned to creative power after a successful European re-union tour in the summer of 2007 and will soon be recording a new album, their second after 1993's genre-shattering "Focus" debut. CYNIC founding members Paul Masvidal ...

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When Landscapes Bled Backwards - SICKENING HORROR

The partnership between Willowtip and The Netherlands' Neurotic Records seems to be working out just fine, the benefit that even more quality tech-death is made available to stateside devotees. With "When Landscapes Bled Backwards" (whatever the hell that means) by Greece's SICKENING HORROR (which means horror that is sickening), the Willowtip roster gains another technically ...

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AUGURY Guitarist's HUMANOID Solo Project Due In February

Panoptic Records, a new division of the Disconcert Music Company, has set a February 12 release date for HUMANOID's debut album, entitled "Remembering Universe". AUGURY guitarist Mathieu Marcotte's instrumental solo project, HUMANOID is an acoustic-space-metal concept with varied influences such as CYNIC, PINK FLOYD as well as OPETH and features guest appearances by Forest (AUGURY, ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: Another New Song Posted Online

Another new DECREPIT BIRTH track, entitled "The Living Doorway", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers' second album, "Diminishing between Worlds", which is scheduled for release on January 28, 2008 via Unique Leader Records. The CD was recorded at Castle Ultimate studios ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concert In Quebec City: Photos Available

Capitale du Metal has uploaded nine galleries of high-quality pictures taken at 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. The concert — which featured the local DEATH cover band SYMBOLIC alongside guest musicians Bobby Koelble ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concert To Be Held in Massachusetts On Thursday

As part of its monthly "Metal Thursday" concert series, Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner in Worcester, Massachusetts will hold a tribute to late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner this Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m. The event, presented by ZIRCON bassist Chris Farmerie, will feature some of New England's finest metal musicians covering classic DEATH and ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: New Song Posted Online

A new DECREPIT BIRTH track, entitled "A Gathering of Imaginations", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers' second album, "Diminishing between Worlds", which is scheduled for release on January 28, 2008 via Unique Leader Records. The CD was recorded at Castle Ultimate ...

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