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MOTÖRHEAD release lyric video for ‘Crying Shame’

Before heading out on their busy 2014 festival circuit, MOTORHEAD is giving fans in North America something to cheer about! Today, MOTÖRHEAD is teaming up with Rolling Stone to premiere their brand new lyric video for the track ‘Crying Shame’. Check out the impressive and engaging video here, only via …

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HELLOWEEN sign new contract with Nuclear Blast

Germany’s HELLOWEEN have been one of the most influential and internationally successful acts of the global heavy metal scene. This year the Hamburg-based quintet celebrates their 30th anniversary. Their latest studio album ‘Straight Out Of Hell’, charted at a sensational #4 in Germany, and held their position for five weeks. …

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HEIGHTS decide to call it a day

UK hardcore band HEIGHTS have decided to separate after nearly five years. Having released two critically acclaimed albums, toured throughout the world reaching as far as Australia and received a Metal Hammer Golden God nomination, HEIGHTS achieved a huge amount but feel it’s time to move on. The band have …

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Stormzone frontman to explore his ‘Twisted Mind’

Twisted Mind - Album Cover

Stormzone vocalist John ‘Harv’ Harbinson is to release his first solo album. Under the banner of Harv’s Twisted Mind, the new recording will be entitled ‘Rise Again’ and released simultaneously with the publication of a new book , ‘Ulster Myths and Legends’, featuring 14 of the singer’s brand new illustrations. Harv says …

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Frail Grounds Release New Music Video ‘Freeze Me’

Today Eternal Terror & Blank TV presents, the new video ‘Freeze Me’ from Norwegian progressive metal sextet Frail Grounds. ‘Freeze Me’ is taken from the debut and concept Frail Grounds album ‘The Fields Of Trauma’ which was released on 3rd March 2014 via Hostile Media. The video is the result …

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IRONSTORM Premiere Track ‘The Watcher’ From Upcoming Album ‘Wrathwind’

Edmonton, AB’s thrash-power-speed metal quartet Ironstorm has teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the exclusive premiere of their track ‘The Watcher’ from their upcoming debut EP ‘Wrathwind’ set for release on April 22nd. PureGrainAudio Stream – http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/ironstorm-the-watcher-song-stream-world-premiere   “As one of the few female-fronted speed metal bands in Canada, Ironstorm delivers …

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Rob Zombie Announces Release Of First Ever Concert Film; European Tour Dates

Rob Zombie’s first concert film, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, will be released May 19 by Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Universal Music.  The feature-length concert film, recorded live over two sizzling nights in Texas, captures Zombie’s elaborate, multi-media production of mind-blowing SFX, animatronic robots, pyrotechnics, oversized LED screens and state-of-the-art light show combined …

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Psychotic Gardening Pledge Allegiance To Chuck Schuldiner With Cover of DEATH Classic “Open Casket”

Winnipeg’s death metal troopers Psychotic Gardening have teamed up with Bravewords.com for the exclusive premiere of their tribute to Death with their cover of ‘Open Casket‘ featuring guest appearances from Tim Roth (Into Eternity) and Chuck Wepfer (Broken Hope). Bravewords.com Stream – http://www.bravewords.com/news/219751   Both Andrew Wiens (guitar) and Chuck Labosssiere …

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SARGEIST Premiere New Track “Feeding the Crawling Shadows”

Today, Finnish black metal legends SARGEIST premiere the new track “Feeding the Crawling Shadows” on heavily trafficked tastemakers InvisibleOranges.com. The song is the title track to SARGEIST’s massively anticipated fourth album,  Feeding the Crawling Shadows, set for international release on March 31st via W.T.C. PRODUCTIONS for the CD version, with …

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DEATH: Leprosy to See Deluxe Remastered Reissue

The fifth installment in Relapse’s exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH’s immensely influential catalog is Leprosy, the band’s titanic second album.  Originally released in 1988 Leprosy was a pioneering album, building upon the thrash sounds of Metallica and Slayer but adding a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the …

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VAMPS(JPN) Announce THE HOWLING As Sole Support To Their Headline KOKO Show

VAMPS(JPN), the Japanese rock band formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), have confirmed that London-based rockers, The Howling, will open proceedings at their one-off UK headline show at Koko, London on Friday, March 28th. Ticket link:  http://po.st/vampsjpnKOKO‘   ‘SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL’, the international debut album from VAMPS(JPN), is out now on …

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UK TECH-FEST 2014: Bigger Venue; Huge First Line-Up Announcement

UK TECH-FEST, Europe’s first ever progressive and technical metal outdoor festival, returns 10-14 July 2014 with a crushing next-generation metal line-up.   Back for its third year, the festival has upgraded venue to the prestigious Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire. Set to be the biggest ever gathering of bands pushing metallic creativity and …

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COMBICHRIST Stream Album In Full

COMBICHRIST will release their forthcoming album, ‘We Love You’, on March 21 in Europe and March 24 in the UK via Out Of Line Music and on March 25 via Metropolis Records in the US.   The album can be streamed in its entirety here   For COMBICHRIST to name …

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ANTI-MORTEM Releases Exclusive Acoustic Performance Clip for ‘Hate Automatic’

Oklahoma natives and saviors of southern-infused hard rock ANTI-MORTEM, have released an exclusive acoustic performance video for the song ‘Hate Automatic’ The song comes off the band’s highly anticipated debut album, New Southern. New Southern will be released in physical and digital formats on April 29, 2014 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, …

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THE ALGORITHM To Release New Album ‘OCTOPUS4’

French electro-metal producer Remi Gallego (aka THE ALGORITHM) is to release his sophomore album, ‘OCTOPUS4’ on June 2nd, via Basick Records and alongside Rogue Star Games’ Kickstarter campaign.   ‘OCTOPUS4’ marks the next evolutionary stage in THE ALGORITHM’s sound with 12 tracks plunging even further into the unexpected, unthinkable and …

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