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British Heavy Metal Legends SAXON Unleash Brand New “Unplugged and Strung Up” Album Teaser with Interview Footage.

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British heavy metal legends SAXON and UDR Music are pleased to reveal a brand new Unplugged and Strung Up album teaser, which also includes snippets of interviews with vocalist Biff Byford. Check out the exclusive new video via UDR Music’s YouTube page here: http://youtu.be/551z5RxDn40 Unplugged and Strung Up hits stores in the US on Monday, November 25th due to the holiday week, via UDR Music. With Unplugged and Strung UpSAXON introduces a carefully selected collection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard only with raw heavy metal thunder, the point is triumphantly underscored. Unplugged and Strung Up reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic SAXON songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, UK earlier this year, Biff and co. re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized the towering likes of ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ and…

Behemoth Launch Final Video Teaser for "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel"

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Behemoth Launch Final Video Teaser for "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel"

Grupa 13 recently produced a music video for "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" -- the first single off of Behemoth's upcoming release The Satanist -- that will be released worldwide on December 4 when preorders for the album become available. The third and final teaser for the music video can be seen now on youtube.com/behemothofficial.

The Satanist will be unleashed on the world on 2/03 in the UK and Europe, 2/04 in North America, and 2/07 in the G/A/S/I districts. In the meantime, fans can order the limited edition 12" EP of "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" (1,000 white and 1,000 black, 180 gram vinyl) that will be released as a gatefold with each copy hand numbered and signed by the band.

The 12" EP can be pre-ordered via BEHEMOTH's webstore, Nuclear Blast Europe webstore, and Metal Blade Records US webstore.

Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel iTunes Single Live on:
12/04 US
12/04 AU
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Devin Townsend un-boxes 'The Retinal Circus' deluxe fan box.

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Last month, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released The Retinal Circus, an epic recording of his sold-out show at the Roundhouse in London in 2012. A very special diehard deluxe fan box was created, and Devin himself has put together a video showing just what treasures can be found inside this unique release. Fans can watch that video here:
http://youtu.be/Hk0wlqwrabw

For a preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch the previously released DVD clips for "Kingdom", "Grace", and "War".
Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend's entire career, The Retinal Circus includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distrofor a variety of physical formats.
Read on for a few reviews of this must-have Hevy Devy CD/DVD set!
"A thrilling blend o…

Behemoth Launch Second Teaser for Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel

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Behemoth will premiere the first of their new unholy incantations to their disciples to worship them, digitally and on exclusive vinyl only!
A first new sign of life from Polish Black/Death Metal legends BEHEMOTH comes in form of the song "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" off their upcoming new record "The Satanist." The album was produced by Behemoth, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy and Daniel Bergstrand in Hertz Studio. "The Satanist" was mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Metallica, AC/DC) at Sterling Sound. The cover art, which will also be revealed on December 4th, is a painting by renowned Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas. For the cover, Nergal's own blood was included in the paint. Additional artwork was handled by Metastazis and Zbigniew Bielak.
The Grupa 13 produced video for "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" will also be released onDecember 4th. The second teaser for the video can be seen now onyoutube.com/behemo…

SHAI HULUD returns to the road in January with This or The Apocalypse!

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Shai Hulud has announced that they will be on tour in early 2014, likely before many New Years Ever hangovers wear off! The band will embark on an extensive tour of the US that begins on January 3rd and doesn't wrap up untilFebruary 23rd. This or the Apocalypse will headline with Sworn In and Shai Hulud providing support and Sirens & Sailors kicking things off each night. The confirmed dates are listed below, tickets are on sale now, and a tour trailer can be seen on youtube now HERE.
Shai Hulud's 2013 was one of the most active years in the band's history. Back in April, Hulud spent nearly two months in Europe with Propaghandi, Comeback Kid, and Departures. In North America, Hulud spent time on the road throughout June and July with Earth Crisis, Thy Will Be Done, The Overseer, Early Graves and more. Most recently, fans on the east coast caught Hulud on tour in October with Madball, Face All Fears, plus a special appearance with Unearth!
Reach Beyond the Sun, the fourth…

Funny or Die Debuts "The Animated Tales of GWAR".

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For the last two years animators Myke Chillian and Tommy Meehan have been working with the members of GWAR to create a "GWARtoon" that was appropriately disgusting and objectionable enough to most accurately represent the most dangerous band in rock and roll history. After all this long and hard work, today Funny or Die finally premieres "The Animated Tales of GWAR". Check it out HERE.
Animator Myke Chillian described "The Animated Tales of GWAR": "Lead singer Oderus Urungus loses his murderous-mojo prompting the rest of the band to embark on an Antarctic quest for the cure. Weird Al Yankovic guest stars."
Brutal front-fiend Oderus Urungus had this to say about the project--"I hate cartoons…cartoons are for kids, and kids are strictly for eating. But I just might have to back up a little and say that this is the greatest cartoon ever, even if I still hate it, just because it's about US."
GWAR will wrap up the first leg of the "…

BONES: "Sons of Sleaze" Out Now on Planet Metal.

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Sons of Sleaze delivers its unfair share of nasty surprises, incorporating violent blasts and low-tuned slime with a dirty rock-and-roll backbone that has never been more apparent, especially when it comes to Jon Necromancer's un-dead belch!  The impossibly-heavy combination of Necromancer's bass and Carcass Chris's muscular guitar riffs is once again captured in all its devastating glory, and drummer Joe Warlord's huge vocabulary of patterns and fills keeps the energy level in the red for the entire 37-minute beating that is Sons of Sleaze.  Held together by a cover that could only be called "a new low" for artist Putrid, this album is highly recommended for the rotten-hearted, ill-natured, and furious! Sons of Sleaze was recorded with Sanford Parker (Lair of the Minotaur, Nachtmystium).
"This is death metal for those who favor the genre as an pure underground thing. No fancy stuff or anything elegant here, just real death metal, pure and simple."
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DESTRAGE launch second trailer for "Are You Kidding Me? No."

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Destrage has launched the second trailer for their upcoming album, "Are You Kidding Me? No." at youtube.com/destrage. This trailer features a preview of the third track on the album, "My Green Neighbour." Stay tuned to metalblade.com right at the beginning of January 2014 for new music, exclusive pre-orders bundles, and new videos from Destrage!
Destrage's new album, "Are You Kidding Me? No." is complete and being prepared for release in March 2014. "Are You Kidding Me? No." was Recorded at RecLab Studios by Larsen Premoli and Adrenaline Studio by Daniele Nelli. Mixing and mastering was done by Will Putney at The Machine Shop in New Jersey. The cover illustration was done by Marco Tafuri and the layout was completed by The Jack Stupid.
Destrage formed in 2005 in Milan, Italy and has released two full length albums, "Urban Being" in 2009, and "The King is Fat'N'Old" in 2010. Their animated live shows have taken them …