ORIGIN Announce Bloodletting North America Headlining Tour!

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Technical death metal giants Origin just announced their Bloodletting North American headlining tour, presented by MetalSucks, IndieMerch and Blakhart Guitars, with Canadian death metal band Archspire, german death metal act Defeated Sanity, Dyscarnate, Visceral Disgorge and last but certainly not least The Kennedy Veil!

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Review: Portrait – Burn the World [Album Stream]

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Galloping bass riffs, driving percussion and rock-solid guitars have taken their spot at the vanguard of PORTRAIT’s new sound; – and it’s most certainly a fresh one. For almost two years now the Swedish heavy metal group have been working incredibly hard on their newest studio LP, titled ‘Burn the World’, which has finally been released as of 25 August via Metal Blade Records. PORTRAIT as a group have consistently drawn up mixed opinions since their formation, with some bestowing great critical acclaim and others merely citing them as “KING DIAMOND copyists” – but is the latter statement really the case? Originally, perhaps so, but I really think after this album hits the stores those earlier comparisons will cease to exist. Long gone are the eerie undertones that plunged 2011’s ‘Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae’ release and there’s very little tapping into the realms of conceptual horror. What you get here is a somewhat unlikely product consisting of numerous foot-tapping thrash-influenced songs categorized by exceptional percussion. Continue reading

Kings Of Strings: Andreas Kisser From Sepultura!

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This week we are featuring the almighty guitarist Andreas Kisser. He is mostly known for being the lead guitarist and back up vocalist for the Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura but you might also know him from projects such as Hail!, Sexoturica and Brasil Rock Stars. Get right in!

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Guitarist Rolf Part Ways With THE CHARM THE FURY

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Photo Credits: Albert Jolen

Guitarist Rolf from the Dutch metalcore band The Charm The Fury announced on the 22th of August that he is going to leave the band. But there is hope because he will be the back up guitarist for the band and he will also remain a musician and continue to spread his skills.

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Review: THY ART IS MURDER – ‘Dear Desolation’ [Official Videos]

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When you are talking deathcore you are talking about Thy Art Is Murder, they have been called the deathcore kings by many and with the latest release of ‘Dear Desolation’ they proved that they are worthy their throne in the deathcore scene.

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DEAD CROSS Members Released From Police Custody! 

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Two Members of Dead Cross were temporarily placed in police custody while in Houston on August 15th. The band, who just released their debut album via Ipecac Recordings and are on tour in support of the album, had their gear searched and were restrained during the inspection. The band members have been advised by legal counsel not to provide further comment on the incident. More information is expected to be made available from authorities following arraignment. They have stated the tour will continue as planned with upcoming dates are listed below.

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I PREVAIL Announce Fall Headline Tour With Special Guests WE CAME AS ROMANS, THE WORD ALIVE, and ESCAPE THE FATE! 

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Photo Credit : Jeff Forney

Detroit, Michigan rockers I PREVAIL announce dates for their Fall headline tour Rage On The Stage. Featuring metalcore scene favorites We Came As RomansThe Word Alive, and Escape The Fate providing support for the trek, the North American tour kicks off on September 20th in Oklahoma City, OK and concludes in Des Moines, IA on December 2nd.

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