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The Pulse Of Radio reports that Ozzy Osbourne‘s mansion in Buckinghamshire, England has been ruined by flooding during one of the U.K.’s rainiest winters ever. According to the Mirror, the house, which sits on a seven-acre estate, is located in one of the hardest hit areas of the country and now needs more than half a million dollars worth of repairs.

Ozzy‘s wife and manager Sharon said the building was “destroyed,” while Ozzy added, “It’s been completely flooded. The rain has battered down the walls and seeped through everything. There is water everywhere… We can’t even go about getting it fixed because apparently it’s going to take nine months to dry out. The place is ruined.”

The water damage is the latest incident to plague the Osbournes at their English countryside retreat. Others have included Ozzy‘s all terrain vehicle crash in 2003, two fires and a burglary.

While they wait to see if the house in England can be salvaged, the Osbournes will stay at their Los Angeles home — which itself was the site of a small fire in January 2013.

Ozzy begins a short North American tour with BLACK SABBATH on March 31 in Brooklyn, New York.

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“Set Fire To The Island”, the new video from Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC, can be seen below. Directed by Hoiji Huang and Alulu Kuo, the clip features stunning live footage from last year’s Mass Battle concert in Taiwan and serves as a teaser for their pending Next Republic Asia Tour 2013.

Says CHTHONIC bassist Doris Yeh: “This is the live video we shot when we first played the song. It’s the most exciting song to play off the entire album!

“It has now become a ‘tradition’ for the fans in Taiwan to come to our show with ghost money, they throw in the air to show respect and release all kinds of their emotions.

“When I see the ghost money thrown in the air, sometimes the scenery before my eyes seems like a dream.”

“Set Fire To The Island” comes off CHTHONIC‘s seventh album, “Bú-Tik”, which was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtsson, who also worked on 2011’s critically lauded “Takasago Army” full-length and finds the band sharpening their signature brand of self-dubbed symphonic “orient metal.”

“Bú-Tik” was released in North America via Spinefarm Records in the U.S. digitally on June 18 and on CD on June 25.

With “Bú-Tik”, CHTHONIC continue their mission to build awareness of the myths of Taiwan and the tragic events in their country’s history. Centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, “Bú-Tik” highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits!”

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“Set Fire To The Island”, the new video from Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC, can be seen below. Directed by Hoiji Huang and Alulu Kuo, the clip features stunning live footage from last year’s Mass Battle concert in Taiwan and serves as a teaser for their pending Next Republic Asia Tour 2013.

Says CHTHONIC bassist Doris Yeh: “This is the live video we shot when we first played the song. It’s the most exciting song to play off the entire album!

“It has now become a ‘tradition’ for the fans in Taiwan to come to our show with ghost money, they throw in the air to show respect and release all kinds of their emotions.

“When I see the ghost money thrown in the air, sometimes the scenery before my eyes seems like a dream.”

“Set Fire To The Island” comes off CHTHONIC‘s seventh album, “Bú-Tik”, which was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtsson, who also worked on 2011’s critically lauded “Takasago Army” full-length and finds the band sharpening their signature brand of self-dubbed symphonic “orient metal.”

“Bú-Tik” was released in North America via Spinefarm Records in the U.S. digitally on June 18 and on CD on June 25.

With “Bú-Tik”, CHTHONIC continue their mission to build awareness of the myths of Taiwan and the tragic events in their country’s history. Centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, “Bú-Tik” highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits!”

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Enslaved Mirror has posted a tribute online to all the things the band hates – including the word “sweet” and people who have only seen the new Batman movies – appropriately titled “H.A.T.E.” Check it out below, or hear more songs recently posted online by Enslaved Mirror at this location .

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“One-Way Mirror”, the new video from ONE-WAY MIRROR — the French band featuring Guillaume Bideau (MNEMIC) and David and Franck Potvin (LYZANXIA, PHAZE I) — can be seen below.

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Will Randy go to jail?

Randy Blythe’s manslaughter trial is due to come to a conclusion today, with a verdict expected to be delivered by the end of the day.

Randy posted the following statement via his Instagram earlier:

“It’s a beautiful morning in Prague, & time for me to go to what is (hopefully) my final day in court here- supposedly judgement will be passed today & I will move on with my life in one direction or the other. Which direction that is, I do not know. I could walk free, or conversely go to prison for up to ten years. Such is my life right now, & I must stay in this moment until its resolution. Whatever happens to me, do not feel sorry for me, for I am at peace & refuse to feel sorry for myself. Life happens. Deal with it.

“Some people cannot understand why I have returned, saying I should not come back here. KNOW THIS, & mark my words well- it would be absolutely intolerable for me to hide from this situation. I am an innocent man, but a family suffers the loss of a son, a fan of my band. That is what this whole thing is truly about, not prison, not money, not politics, not ME- it is about a young man who lost his life at just 19 years of age. He will never come back, & it breaks my heart. I would not be able to sleep at night knowing that I did not behave honorably & try to give his family some answers. That would be disgraceful, and I do not wish to dishonor myself or my family by acting in such a cowardly manner. I was raised to face my problems head on. For me, this is BEING A MAN. I categorically refuse to live in a constant state of guilt & fear. I would rather die.

“My morality & convictions are not dependent upon unforeseeable circumstance, nor malleable when difficulty arises. So I walk this morning to court with my head held high, no matter what others opinions of me may be. I have to face myself in the mirror, & tomorrow morning, where ever I may wake up, I will be able to do that without regret. This is THE ONLY path to true freedom for me- peace within myself. This is the manner in which I choose to try my best to live my life, & I hope you all do the same- do your best to do what is right, no matter how difficult it may be. I promise you, this will bring you peace. I thank you all for your support, I wish you all a good day, & to quote one of my favorite movies: STRENGTH AND HONOR.”

The singer stands accused of causing the death of a Czech fan, Daniel Nosek, who is believed to have died after sustaining injuries at a Lamb Of God concert in 2010. According to Blabbermouth, witnesses have provided testimonies that describe Randy’s conduct at the gig in question as “extremely aggressive,” with witness Jan Jebavý adding that Daniel “climbed onto the stage, turned to the audience and was thrown into the crowd. Blythe pushed him from behind with both hands, I’m one hundred percent sure.”

Another witness added that Randy asked the crowd if Daniel was okay and when told that he was, continued the concert.

Meanwhile, WTVR reported that Randy gave a statement at the start of the trial back in February in front of three presiding judges that claimed he “never saw Daniel and never came in contact with him”, also stating that “The death of a fan is heartbreaking. I’m not a man who runs from his problems, but I do not wish to be punished and suffer the consequences of an act I did not commit.”

Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler and the band’s manager, Larry Mazer, both provided testimonies on behalf of Randy, describing him as calm and well-read and suggesting that his “aggressive” stage persona was merely a part of the show.

Lamb Of God are currently scheduled to headline Bloodstock in August. We’ll have Randy’s verdict right here on Metal Hammer as soon as it comes in.

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According to Mirror, singer Ian Watkins of the Welsh rock band LOSTPROPHETS was refused bail and remanded in custody yesterday (Thursday, January 10) on charges of plotting to rape a child.

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Wisconsin act Opius has posted the “…This Was Meant To Be” album online, which can be heard over at Reverbnation, and a sampling of tracks from the release are also available in the player below. The band commented on its sound:

“Opius is a hard alternative-rock band, hailing from Wisconsin USA. With influences ranging from Tool to Faith No More to Mastadon, Opius has created a soundscape as unique as it is diverse. The music is dynamic and powerful, full of energy, and maintains a balancing act between catchy rhythms and melodies – grabbing the audience’s attention and never letting it go.”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. What I Want
2. Vicious
3. Fire
4. Die 2 Nite
5. The Mirror
6. Facecrusher
7. Another Tragedy
8. Black
9. Angel
10. Nothin’ Good
11. End of the Game
12. Stutter

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Descending has finished work on a new music video for “The Energy,” which will be released on December 12th, 2012.

“The Energy” comes off the band’s second full-length album “New Death Celebrity,” released by Massacre Records. A teaser trailer for the video has also now been posted online and can be viewed below.

The “New Death Celebrity” album’s track listing is as follows:

1. No Other Gods Before Me
2. Suicide Promise
3. Until I Generate
4. How Much This Life Weights?
5. I Keep Returning
6. The Energy
7. Shared Planet
8. Escape The Mirror
9. The Ghost Of Nation Past
10. Path To Healing

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Born in 2004, French modern metal act Under the Abyss now announces the worldwide reissue of debut full-length album, “A Wavering Path,” initially released for Christmas 2011.

European listeners can stream the full album right here, or you can check out tracks via the band’s official websit here. The following press release was also issued:

“After releasing two EPs, ‘Dawn of Everything’ in 2006 and ‘Awaken by Hate’ two years later, UTA toured on Brittany scene to start forging among the public in this area. In subsequent years, the band has performed at many venues and festivals such as Motocultor 2010 (with bands like Madball or Koritni).

“The growing affluence and reception of the public to the energy developed by the group encouraged them to work on new projects. In 2011, Under the Abyss recorded its debut full-length album, at The Dome Studio founded by The Potvin brothers (Lyzanxia, One Way Mirror, Phaze 1).

“Self-released some weeks later, “A Wavering Path” will come again very soon. Stay tuned…”

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