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Metal / Immortal's "Pure Holocaust" is 20 years old today
« on: November 01, 2013, 03:18:38 PM »

Our review, written in the year of this CD’s release, captures much of what makes this album great. There are two levels to its greatness, stylistic and content, and while related they cannot be made equivalent.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/immortal-pure-holocaust-is-20-today/

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Metal / Re: Massacra re-issues
« on: November 01, 2013, 02:41:17 PM »


Celebrating the influence of this foundational band, Century Media will on November 4 release Day of the Massacra, a compilation of the re-mastered “Nearer From Death”, “Final Holocaust” and “Legion Of Torture” demos. The sound is surprisingly good, considering that the raw material comes from tape and isn’t easy to work with, although “Legion of Torture” sounds raw enough that no amount of modern technology can save it.

Massacra picked up the mantle of Slayer and Morbid Angel and crafted phrasal riffs into complex constructions which breathed pure energy but yet managed to take your breath away with their vast inner contrasts.

Massacra - Day of the Massacra review and audio samples

Album on sale at Century Media Europe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Pop_UMpsU

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Metal / Heavy metal made into iPhone app
« on: November 01, 2013, 01:02:57 PM »
Based on the comic book series created by British guitarist Llexi Leon, Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes places gamers in the role of Sirian, a nomadic warrior fighting back endless hordes of demonic creatures as they rampage through the city streets. Armed with a supernaturally charged electric guitar, Sirian must traverse the depths of the underworld and eliminate the Pit Lords within -- all to a killer soundtrack.

Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes also features appearances and original performances from Joe Satriani, Misha Mansoor (Periphery) and Andrew W.K. who act as heroic tag-team assists activated by power-up tokens within the game. Wayne Static and Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) take on the role of end of area boss characters, gatekeepers to the realms on Sirian's journey to Hell. A trailer is available at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPrmgd7F5U

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=169004

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Metal / Bloodgod debuts with EP ‘Pseudologia Phantastica’
« on: November 01, 2013, 12:55:19 PM »
Bloodgod debuts with EP ‘Pseudologia Phantastica’
First studio release from new Dutch death metal band

Bloodgod is a new death metal band from Utrecht, the Netherlands, featuring (ex-)members of Hymir, Cenotaph / Player (Slayer tribute band) and Nuestros Derechos / Agents of Entropy.

On November 2, 2013 they will release their debut EP 'Pseudologia Phantastica' at the Big Ass Metal Fest part 2 in their hometown Utrecht.

The EP was recorded and mixed by Quintijn Verhoef at Studio Independent Recordings (Incarnate, Led Astray, T.C.F., Terzij De Horde, Divine Sins, The Fifth Alliance, etc).
It contains three death metal infused songs on which Bloodgod let their imagination run free, hence the title ‘Pseudologia Phantastica’.

‘Pseudologia Phantastica’ is available as online stream and/or download at http://bloodgod.bandcamp.com, https://soundcloud.com/bloodgod, http://www.last.fm/music/Bloodgod and http://grooveshark.com/#!/bloodgod among others.

The video clip for opening track Heist is on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mZQHjb-kCg

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Metal / Nocturnus "Thresholds" LP
« on: November 01, 2013, 02:44:23 AM »
For those of you who missed out on our Kickstarter campaign earlier in the year, the remaining stock of the Nocturnus "Thresholds" vinyl will be available to order from 2pm EDT on Friday 1st November! After so many of you pledged to help us meet the target for this vinyl, the album was given the full FDR treatment and the most limited color vinyl also comes signed by Mike Browning himself!

As many of these were sold earlier in the year, please be aware that all 3 colors are extremely limited and may not be available by the time the weekend is over!

http://uswebstore.earache.com/nocturnus

Following the release of Carcass' classic album, "Heartwork", earlier this year, we had such great demand for this FDR vinyl that a second pressing was needed! We're already down to our last few copies of the album on black vinyl, and at 1pm EST on Sunday November 3rd, an additional color from this second pressing will be made available on our webstore!

This color is limited to just 100 copies and will sell out fast. As with the previous pressing, this ultra limited vinyl will be limited to just ONE PER CUSTOMER!


Meanwhile, the band's final Earache-era release, "Swansong", is due in stock next week. Ahead of it's time for many on it's 1995 releases, the album's brilliance has shone like a Black star as it's listeners have matured.

The two most limited colors of this FDR vinyl have already sold out, and we have just TEN copies left of the "Polarized" black/white split vinyl! The demand for this release is so great that it won't be long until it is completely sold out.

http://uswebstore.earache.com/carcass

And finally, the FDR vinyl of Morbid Angel's classic album, "Covenant", has arrived in stock and is shipping now! Made with the full support of the band who will begin their 20th Anniversary Covenant tour in the US on November 7, all coloured vinyl available through our webstore will come with a free Morbid Angel slipmat and sticker.

The most limited colour sold out almost immediately, and at the time of writing, we have just 16 copies of the Clear Vinyl (200 only) and less than 50 of the stunning 'Pain Divine' splatter vinyl left! If you have not ordered your copy of this amazing vinyl yet, then what are you waiting for? Get your order in now to make sure you get this remarkable release before it's too late.

http://uswebstore.earache.com/morbid-angel

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Metal / Portal releases video to "Curtain"
« on: November 01, 2013, 02:18:53 AM »

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Metal / Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
« on: October 31, 2013, 10:00:00 PM »
The first band was Goatcraft – a one-man act that consists of a bald dude at a piano with fake blood poured over his head. The dude has skills on the keys, but it went on far too long. His jams were drenched in reverb or echo and fell stylistically somewhere between Debussy and Rachmaninov and I couldn’t help but call him ‘Gliberache’ in my head even though he seemed like a really nice guy – definitely lost the crowd but ‘A’ for effort.

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2013/10/review-housecore-horror-film-festival-part-1/

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Metal / Metallica are Beliebers
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:14:37 PM »
Metallica are Beliebers.

The 'Sad But True' heavy metal legends are impressed by 19-year-old teen heartthrob Justin Bieber - whose fans are affectionately referred to as Beliebers - after he said their tracks 'One' and 'Fade to Black' are his "jams".

Speaking to Q Magazine, singer James Hetfield said: "Are we Beliebers? Yes."

Drummer Lars Ulrich added: "Is it possible to have respect for him without being a Belieber? I think the kid's really talented and obviously to go through what he's going through at that early age must be a mind***k. So the fact that he still goes out there and does it, I admire that and I think he's super talented, so I guess I am kind of a Belieber. If he likes 'One', and Liam Gallagher likes him, OK, there you go."

http://www.list.co.uk/article/56025-metallica-are-beliebers/

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Metal / BLITZKRIEG Covers METALLICA On New Album
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:13:51 PM »
NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG will release their eighth full-length studio album, "Back From Hell", on November 5. The band's first CD since 2007 will be made available via Metal Nation Records (previously Neat Records) after recently signing a three-album deal with ex-Neat Records boss and TYGERS OF PAN TANG founder/vocalist Jess Cox. It will be released in Japan the same month on Spiritual Beast Records and on double vinyl LP on German label High Roller Records.

BLITZKRIEG revisits popular themes like Jack The Ripper and the famous U.K. TV show "The Prisoner" on this new album and also continues its TV and film obsession with material written about the movie "V or Vengence", "Stargate" and "Sleepy Hollow". They also eventually got round to honoring METALLICA by covering "Seek And Destroy" as a belated tip of the cap towards the Americans who recorded the track "Blitzkrieg" from BLITZKRIEG's self-titled seven-inch single on three separate occasions over their career.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/blitzkrieg-covers-metallica-on-new-album/

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Metal / Reverted (UK) to release "Sputter the Worms"
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:06:19 AM »
REVERTED is a Metal band from London UK formed in 2010.

With their two singles Tolerance and Die my Saint followed by a worldwide release of debut album Sputter the Worms, the band reached number 1 on Reverbnation UK Metal Charts and their sound has been described as “In your face Metal with the ferocity of Metallica combined with the melody yet crushing rock of Alice in Chains and Soundgarden.
The chemistry between the members is obvious from the start and the roaring rage of hard rock never lets go or disappoint.

Tony Vega – Lead singer (United Kingdom)
Daniel Ruiz – Guitars (United Kingdom)
Luis L Valle – Bass (United Kingdom)
Ozzy Preciado – Drums / Vocals  (United Kingdom)

Their track 'Tolerance' is soon to be released as a single with music video to accompany.

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Metal / Hipsters justify metal intrusion
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:27:05 PM »
“People are finally trying some different stuff in heavy metal and hard rock,” frontman J.D. Cronise said. “All too often, bands rely on the traditional way … but traditional metal is funny to me because it’s a tradition lasting all of 30 years. To me, that’s still a relatively new art form, and musicians have realized that we can do something different than the same old thing. There’s a lot of good stuff happening right now.”

It’s with bands like Mastodon, Baroness and Pallbearer that The Sword has helped forge a new, more broadly appealing path for metal, crossing the bounds from metal diehards content with the same old power chords to people who don’t even own a Metallica record.

http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/article-19623-blades-of-gory.html

"New" as in rock of the 1960s.

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Metal / King Diamond and face paint
« on: October 29, 2013, 11:50:36 AM »
According to rock journalist Joel McIver’s 2004 book ‘Justice for All: The Truth About Metallica’, the origins of King Diamond’s look can be traced to a September 1975 Copenhagen stop on American shock-rocker Alice Cooper’s first solo tour:

“It was Alice Cooper. I saw the ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ tour in Copenhagen in 1975. Even though there wasn’t that much make-up ... it changed him completely. He became unreal. I remember the show so well. I was up front – and I thought if I could just reach out and touch his boot, he would probably disappear.”

King Diamond’s theatrics, when combined with music heavier than that of Cooper, in turn paved the way for the legions of face-painted metal bands that dot the landscape today. It also subjected King Diamond and Mercyful Fate to accusations of Satanism, which Diamond addressed in ‘Justice for All’.

“[The Satanic Bible] doesn’t say to anyone, listen here, this is the right god and this is the wrong god,” he argued. “It simply tells you to pick and choose whatever makes you happy, because no-one can prove anything anyway. So if people say I’m a Satanist if I believe in the life philosophy in that book, then sure. But if they’re saying, do you believe that baby blood will give you extra energy; and you can conjure demons with it? Then no, I don’t believe in that.”

http://cphpost.dk/through-looking-glass/birth-black-metal-through-mercyful-fate-our-king

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Metal / Metal nourishes plants
« on: October 29, 2013, 11:49:56 AM »
A more recent experiment by a TV show called Myth Busters, involved placing batches of pea seeds in identical sunlight and water conditions and subjecting them to different auditory stimuli. One batch was kept in silence and another was subjected to an endless loop of loving, cooing endearments while the third got a barrage of harsh insults. The last two batches got classical music and death metal. Two weeks later, the plants were measured for growth and biomass weight.

Guess which plants did best? Wrong! It was the death metal batch, followed closely by the classical music one! The plants that were talked to did identically well irrespective of what was said to them. And strangely enough, the ones that grew in silence were the worst off.

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/columns/you/Of-sweet-talk-and-death-metal/articleshow/24828870.cms

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