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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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Introducing New Progressive Metal Band GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is a new progressive metal band formed in 2012 by lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, HIMSA, Warrel Dane), drummer Van Williams (Nevermore, Ashes of Ares, Pure Sweet Hell) and vocalist Adōn Fanion. The band’s sound features technical and groove metal elements, highlighted by Adōn’s powerful clean …

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Dismemberment’s “Embrace The Dark” Out April 29

Ohio’s Dismemberment is pleased to announce that its debut full-length Embrace the Dark will be officially released on April 29, 2014. The album will be available on CD through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and cassette by Tridroid Records. Preorders begin in early April.   In further Dismemberment news, the band has just …

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THE GOLDEN GRASS Premiere New Track “Sugar & Spice”

Today, THE GOLDEN GRASS premiere the new track “Sugar & Spice” at heavily trafficked tastemakers Noisey – Music By Vice. Bringing back the glory of American hard rock, the track hails from THE GOLDEN GRASS’ self-titled debut album, set for international release on May 9th via SVART RECORDS. This Brooklyn-based power-trio …

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PLAGUE VENDOR: Debut LP ‘Free To Eat’

Epitaph is proud to announce that Plague Vendor will release their intrepid debut album Free To Eat on April 14.   Plague Vendor’s gritty brand of rock was birthed by four friends with a predilection for dark tones and instinctual playing in their hometown of Whittier, California. The name was …

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AGELESS OBLIVION: ‘Penthos’ Out Now

AGELESS OBLIVION‘s critically acclaimed sophomore record PENTHOS is out now.   Hailed as the ‘Future of British Death Metal’ by Metal Hammer, the album has received phenomenal praise across the board, including 9/10 in BIG CHEESE magazine, KKKK’s in KERRANG magazine and a barrage of tips for top 20 albums of the …

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SUBVERSION Sign to Rogue Records America

Melodic technical metal band SUBVERSION comes back swinging from a short hiatus with a new sound, new label and a taste for blood.   Rogue Records America is proud to announce yet another amazing band to the family. SUBVERSION has signed a two album deal with Rogue for publishing and …

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