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HEAVEN SHALL BURN to release new album, 'VETO,' on April 22 in Europe and April 30 in North America

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN has just finished recording their upcoming album, VETO, which is scheduled to be released on the following dates:
Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Norway: April 19th, 2013 Rest of Europe: April 22nd, 2013 Australia / New Zealand / Finland: April 26th, 2013 USA/Canada: April 30th, 2013
Maik Weichert (guitar) comments about VETO"We cannot wait to play the album to people! It turned out very diverse, it's melodic, emotional and brutal at the same time. Several guests visited us in the studio for additional performances, so you can look forward to some interesting twists!"
Due to a recent event, Maik would like to share a first song title: "Just while finalizing the very last bits and pieces for 'VETO' we received the sad news that Walter Schilling passed away in Saalfeld on January 29th. Walter Schilling was a Protestant pastor and civil rights activist in the GDR (former East Germany). We have a new song called 'Antagonized' that is abo…

ONE MACHINE: Critically Acclaimed Guitarist/Songwriter STEVE SMYTH Announces New Project

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Featuring Members of Mercenary, Mnemic, Chaoswave and More
Listen to a Clip of the Track ‘One Machine’ HERE on YouTube

The highly-anticipated brainchild of critically acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (Nevermore, Forbidden, Dragonlord, Vicious Rumors), ONE MACHINE, is alive and kicking. ONE MACHINE boasts classic and modern influences, featuring a collection of international members carefully selected by Smyth: Mikkel Sandager (Mercenary) on vocals, Jamie Hunt (Biomechanical) sharing guitar duties, rounded out by a powerhouse rhythm section with Tomas “O’Beast” Koefoed (Mnemic) on bass guitar and Raphael Saini (Chaoswave) on drums.
ONE MACHINE just finished the recording process on their debut album, which is currently in the mixing stages. The band has already been offered European festival dates and expects to make their live debut this summer. Fans can check out a clip of the track ‘One Machine’ right now on Steve Smyth’s YouTube page. Click this link to listen!

Smyth had ofte…

Los Angeles Folk Rockers YARD OF BLONDES Reveal New Album Artwork for ‘Murderology’ EP

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Los Angeles, CA-based folk rock group YARD OF BLONDES recently announced the upcoming release of their new EP, Murderology, via High Desert Lo-Fi Records and MTV award-winning and Grammy-nominated art agency HK Corp. The EP drops on March 26, 2013. Today, the band is pleased to reveal the new album art for the EP, photographed by French photographer Yougo Jeberg. A new video was leaked last night unveiling the art, which can be viewed at this link. To view more of Yougo Jeberg’s photography, check out his website at www.yougojeberg.com. The theme of Murderologyis love and death; the EP is essentially a collection of meticulously crafted songs inspired by “murder ballads” of the 19thcentury. YARD OF BLONDES recorded the EP with Julian David at Firewater Studios (KornSpliknotUnkle) with the full support of its owner, Billy Graziadei of Biohazard.
Murderology track listing: 1. Murderology 2. Monomoria 3. Requiem For A lover 4. Sailors

YARD OF BLONDES boasts influences beyond folk music by i…

FIFTH ANNUAL REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW PRESENTED BY EPIPHONE® SET FOR THURSDAY, MAY 2 AT CLUB NOKIA IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

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FIFTH ANNUAL REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW PRESENTED BY EPIPHONE® SET FOR THURSDAY, MAY 2 AT CLUB NOKIA IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
METALLICA TO PERFORM LIVE AND RECEIVE THE
“RONNIE JAMES DIO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT” AWARD

ROB ZOMBIE TO RECEIVE “GOLDEN GOD AWARD”
TONY IOMMI TO BE HONORED WITH “RIFF LORD” AWARD
LIVE CONCERT WITH: -METALLICA -FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -ANTHRAX -STONE SOUR -DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN -HALESTORM -OTHERS TO BE ANNOUNCED…
Sebastian Bach AND DEE SNIDER to host the “Black Carpet” pre-show
exclusive national television broadcast through AXS TV, AND GLOBAL BROADCAST ON XBOX Live and Facebook
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 VIA AXS.COM
The Hard Rock Café, Hollywood, CA (January 30, 2013) – America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show is back and bigger than ever in 2013! The fifth annual REVOLVERGOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® will take place Thursday, May 2at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. And for the first time ever, the event will be broadcast live on national t…

FEMALE FRONTED "THE CHARM THE FURY" SET TO ANNOUNCE NEW RECORD DEALS

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Hollands best kept secret will today reveal exciting news as The Charm The Fury set to announce joining forces with Listenable Records Pavement Entertainment on two record deals that will see their next album released worldwide to highly anticipated fans. The female fronted quintet not only offer something creatively different with their female screamer but a collection of high energy monstrous anthems that have hooked the industry with full effect, the debut release 'The Social Meltdown' saw a frenzy of hype surround the band with extensive coverage across National Radio including BBC Radio One and in Europe's acclaimed Music Magazines including Metal Hammer and Kerrang.
The Charm The Fury graced stages with the likes of i Killed The Prom Queen, Oh Sleeper and Textures during 2012, not to mention a memorable performance at Groezrock Festival that raised the bar and offered a greater platform to reach new fans. Already nailing support tours and shows across Mainland …

Shai Hulud "The Mean Spirits, Breathing" guitar tracking studio video now online

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Shai Hulud "The Mean Spirits, Breathing" guitar tracking studio video now online
"Reach Beyond the Sun" pre-order bundles, including vinyl and exclusive t-shirt available now

Shai Hulud has launched a brand new studio video on MetalBlade.com. The video spotlights guitar tracking for "The Mean Spirits, Breathing" from Reach Beyond the Sun, with guitarist Matt Fox, producer Chad Gilbert, and engineer Kyle Black. The video is streaming now on metalblade.com/shaihulud.

Shai Hulud recently unveiled the second single from Reach Beyond the Sun. The band partnered withAlternative Press to stream A Human Failing on AltPress.com. Fans might recall Alternative Press issue #216 from July of 2006, which featured a comprehensive oral history on Shai Hulud. To listen to A Human Failing, head over to AltPress.com HERE.

Shai Hulud's new album, Reach Beyond the Sun, will be released on February 19th, 2013. The title track for the album is streaming on-line, and is availabl…

Battlecross To Enter The Studio Next Month; New Album Scheduled For Summer Release

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Battlecross To Enter The Studio Next Month; New Album Scheduled For Summer Release
Band set to hit the road this weekend with In Flames and will make its first appearance at New England Metal Fest in April

Detroit Thrashers Battlecross have announced that they will enter the studio next month to record their follow-up to their 2011 Metal Blade debut Pursuit of Honor, which topped the Sirius XM Liquid Metal charts, garnered great reviews and earned the band high profile tours, including last summer's Trespass America Festival Tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Trivium. The band will begin recording immediately after the 'Another Year, Another Tour' with In Flames, Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish for 27 North American dates that begins on February 2 in Ft. Lauderdale.

Battlecross will look to Mark Lewis and crew at Audiohammer Studios in Florida to record their follow up to 2011/2012's breakout album, scheduled for release in summer 2013. Lewis, resp…

RED FANG: Release Daytrotter Session; Announce Australian + Euro Tour Date

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Hard rock heroes RED FANG have released a four song Daytrotter Session that is currently available for streaming / download at this location.  The session features live versions of RED FANG classics, recorded during their headlining tour this past fall with BLACK TUSK and LORD DYING.  

Additionally, the band has announced  a short run of headlining regional tour dates with support from Federation X, Uh-Oh and Dog Shredder followed by an appearance at Australia’s Soundwave Festival and a pair of dates with KYUSS LIVES and ORANGE GOBLIN.  Multiple European summer festival appearances have been confirmed as well.  A complete list of dates is available below.  

RED FANG recently blessed the world with a new video for their infectious song"Dirt Wizard'. The video , another collaboration with Whitey McConnaughy, chronicles the beer guzzling foursome as they tour throughout Europe. Additionally, the band recently released a new single,  "Crows in Swine", which will see its o…