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Goregäng - Neon Graves

Goregäng is a duo of audio engineers, Jeramie Kling and Taylor Nordberg, whose CVs include participation in bands like The Absence, Ribspreader, Wombbath, Infernaeon, Venom Inc. and Soilwork. But enough with the bio; Goregäng are here to put a smile on your face and exercise your neck muscles.

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Posted: 12.08.2019 by nikarg | Comments (1)

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Rotting Christ - Cancel US Tour Dates

Black metal purveyors Rotting Christ have canceled their US tour dates, scheduled for the end of this month. According to the band's statement, the main reason for this decision was an "unexpected delay" in the visa process. One of these dates also featured performance at Psycho Las Vegas festival. The organizers of the latter have issued their own statement in which they reject Rotting Christ's explanation. Full statement from both sides can be read below.

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Posted: 11.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (9)

Bands
Cloak

Unyielding darkness and brutality emerge from the deep south of the United States. Atlanta, GA based quartet Cloak blend the sounds of black metal, rock 'n' roll, and homegrown Southern sludge to create their own unique and menacing sound.

Their debut full-length, To Venomous Depths (2017), was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Decibel Magazine placed it at #20 among their "Top 40 Albums of 2017," solidifying the band's place among the heavy metal elite. Now, Cloak is back with The Burning Dawn, a riff-heavy and groove-laden follow-up that proves the band are still rife with fresh ideas.

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Posted: 11.08.2019 by Starvynth

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Babymetal - Reveal New Album Details

Japanese act Babymetal have revealed more details for their upcoming studio record, entitled Metal Galaxy. It will include 14 new songs and will be out on October 11th, 2019. Artwork and complete tracklist of the forthcoming album can be found below.

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Posted: 11.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

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Leaves' Eyes - Drop New Single

German based symphonic metallers Leaves' Eyes have unleashed a brand new single, titled "Night Of The Ravens". The song was produced by the band's Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio. Cover artwork was done by Stefan Heilemann.

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Posted: 11.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (4)

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Bodyfarm - Former Member Passed Away

Bodyfarm's former (up to recently) vocalist and guitarist Thomas Wouters passed away couple of days ago, after he had lost a battle against the cancer. Thomas was part of the band since the beginning in 2009 up to 2019, when he departed due to illness. He did vocals and guitars on all of the band's full length records.

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Posted: 11.08.2019 by Bad English | Comments (0)

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Mob Rules - Announce Live Album, Share Details

German power metal bringers Mob Rules are excited to announce the release of their forthcoming live album, Beast Over Europe, due out on September 13th through Steamhammer/SPV. It will contain 14 tracks and will be also released as a special fan package (details below). You can also stream "Ghost Of A Chance" song via Bandcamp down under.

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Posted: 11.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Articles
ARTmania Festival 2019

ARTmania is pretty much a yearly tradition for me, being the festival which I've attended for the longest time, yearly since 2013. I may not have attended both days for all of the years I've been, but the July trek to Sibiu is something I did for a long time and I'll do for as long as I remain in Romania. This time was also special, it being the first ever even where I got media accreditation. So I'm gonna tell you a bit about this year's edition.

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Posted: 11.08.2019 by RaduP | Comments (11)

Bands
Krokus

Formed in Solothurn, Switzerland, Krokus appeared in 1974 playing symphonic rock similar to Yes, Genesis and Emerson, Lake And Palmer. After four years and two rather lacklustre albums, they switched to a hard rock style and dropped the frills in favour of a back-to-basics approach in the mode of AC/DC. The most stable early line-up of the band featured Chris Von Rohr (vocals), Fernando Von Arb (guitar), Jörg Nägeli (bass), Tommy Kiefer (guitar) and Freddy Steady (drums). The songs were formulaic numbers based on simple riffs and predictable choruses that were chanted repeatedly. With Von Rohr's voice lacking the necessary vocal range, he stepped down to become the bass player in favour of new arrival 'Maltezer' Marc Storace. Nägeli occasionally played keyboards and subsequently took over the technical side of the band. Metal Rendez-vous was the turning point in the band's career; released in 1980, it was heavier than anything they had done before and coincided with the resurgence of heavy metal in Britain.

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Posted: 10.08.2019 by Starvynth

Reviews
The Sombre - Into The Beckoning Wilderness

Sometimes you have to go back in time in order to experiment.

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Posted: 10.08.2019 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (4)

Bands
Wednesday 13

Though best known for fronting the Murderdolls, Wednesday 13 is a rock veteran who's been playing in bands since he was 15-years old. He adopted his stage moniker in 1995, naming himself after Wednesday of The Addams Family and the address, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, of The Munsters. A year later he formed his now-deceased horror-core band Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, named in the spirit of legendary B-movie director Ed Wood. The band put out four independent albums between 1996 and 2001, and played countless local shows.

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Posted: 10.08.2019 by Starvynth

Bands
Goregäng

Born where the giant swamp mosquitos go to die, Goregäng was thrust into the world in the early months of 2016 with one purpose: to stampede people with sound. The group is comprised of a duo of audio engineers from Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, Florida. The self-produced, self-titled, self-released EP was released in early 2017, and caught the attention of Transcending Obscurity Records, who released the band's first full-length album, "Neon Graves" on May 20th, 2019.

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Posted: 10.08.2019 by nikarg

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Epica - Debut Lyric Video For 'Kingdom Of Heaven'

Dutch metal titans Epica have launched a lyric video for 'Kingdom Of Heaven', which is taken from the band's upcoming re-release of Design Your Universe (Gold Edition). It contains a remastered and remixed version of the album and a newly recorded acoustic bonus disc, and will be released on October 4th via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Posted: 10.08.2019 by nikarg | Comments (3)

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Phil Campbell - Releases Song From Upcoming Solo Record

After two successful releases with Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons legendary longtime Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has finalized work on his first ever solo record, Old Lions Still Roar, which is scheduled for release on October 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. The first single off the record featuring Dee Snider, Mick Mars and Chris Fehn is available below.

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Posted: 10.08.2019 by nikarg | Comments (1)

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Suicidal Angels - Reveal New Video

The official video for "Bloody Ground" is now streaming below. It was directed by Bob Katsionis and the song is taken from Suicidal Angels' seventh studio album, entitled Years Of Aggression, that was just released via NoiseArt Records and can be purchased here.

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Posted: 10.08.2019 by nikarg | Comments (0)

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Diamond Head - Share Video For 'The Sleeper'

"The Sleeper" is the fourth official single taken from Diamond Head's The Coffin Train album, released via Silver Lining Music earlier this year. You can now watch the video that was made for the song via the YouTube player below.

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Posted: 10.08.2019 by nikarg | Comments (1)