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From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut, “Lost Paradise”, to 1991’s genre-defining “Gothic”, to 1995’s break-out masterpiece “Draconian Times”, to 1997’s electronically tinged “One Second”, to 2007’s return to a heavier form “In Requiem”, to last year’s opus “Tragic Idol”, British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their influence on the scene, a special compilation will be released this fall to commemorate the band’s 25th-anniversary landmark.

Entitled “Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” , this album will be released on October 21 in Europe (digitally on October 29 in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has worked with artists such as ORPHANED LAND, MORBID ANGEL, WATAIN, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track “Loneliness Remains”, and newly recorded “Gothic 2013” and “Our Saviour 2013”. These three tracks will also appear on a 10-inch vinyl (CM Distro Europe exclusive white vinyl; limited to 100 copies) that includes a CD booklet and CD insert.

“Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” track listing:

01. Loneliness Remains *
02. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)
03. Ending Through Changes
04. The Last Fallen Saviour
05. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
06. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
07. Cardinal Zero
08. Back On Disaster
09. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)
12. Silent In Heart
13. Gothic 2013 *
14. Our Saviour 2013 *

* tracks that appear on the limited 10-inch vinyl

PARADISE LOST‘s Aaron Aedy (guitar) comments: “The years surrounding our formation in the 20th century would have earmarked this as a B-sides collection. These were the songs that were left over from an album recording session you couldn’t fit on to the sound quality restrictive, optimal length of both sides of a vinyl LP. You then usually used these for the flip side of your single as a nice extra for fans and also perhaps, as an incentive for the collectors to purchase to help any important charting or sales which could facilitate radio airplay, the best and most important way for your band to heard at that time.

“Yes, my friends, it’s hard to imagine now, there was a time before the Internet! A time when, even during the recording and writing of songs for our ‘Lost Paradise’ album, tape-trading demos and live tracks on the underground scene via mail (the real physical post kind!) were essential to a band’s chance of being known by the people who would ‘get it.’ The magazines Metal Hammer, Metal Forces and Kerrang! also had a couple of champions of the underground scene too, helping bands like ourselves be known on a wider scale, but rarer still indeed back then were the audio and visual outlets. In the U.K., we had the legendary ‘Friday Rock Show With Tommy Vance’, who introduced myself and many others to a lot of the bands they went on to love for life. Later, TV shows ‘The Powerhour’, ‘Raw Power’ and, of course, ‘Headbangers Ball’ on MTV. All, of course, pre-empted that Smörgåsbord of information, the Internet, for the discerning and hungry-for-more rock music fans to feast upon.

“Twenty five years has seen a lot of change, not just musically for the band — take ‘Our Saviour’ and ‘Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us’, for instance. The Internet has broadened the choice of music we can readily hear enormously, and more importantly, hear and see for ourselves to form our own opinion — not just what the larger commercial companies and stations want us to hear!

“Added to our extra tracks from the past, we’ve included the recent re-recordings of ‘Gothic’ and ‘Our Saviour’. This is something as a musician you find a strange experience.

“We as a band have always been an album rather a single band, and re-recording old songs is most often best left alone — but when we rehearsed ‘Our Saviour’, a song long lost from our live sets for a good twenty years, we found it pretty exciting and fun! We decided before hitting the studio that we would not record it as a perfect 21st-century studio version, as I don’t feel this song would benefit from it (in fact more so, lose its original charm), but we decided to just do it quick and almost demo speed. Whilst recording to capture the most raw element, we drafted in our old friend and producer Simon Efemey, who worked on our ‘Shades Of God’, ‘Icon’ and ‘Draconian Times’ recordings to capture this, which whilst working to make it sound raw, made it fun too! Don’t think of the re-recordings as replacements for our originals, but just as five blokes having fun and re-visiting the past in the studio.

“I hope this collection helps some of the people who like our music have a more completed playlist of our most recent album sessions’ songs. I personally am very pleased that ‘The Last Fallen Saviour’ is here, as I would love to have had that on the ‘Tragic Idol’ album. Also ‘Cardinal Zero’, which only just didn’t make the cut for ‘Faith Divides Us…’ due to it having a very different vibe to the other album tracks. Both nonetheless, I feel are very strong songs and show a slightly different side to those writing periods.

“CD and downloads not having a ‘flip side’ or ‘side B’ had almost made that term redundant, but for a resurgent vinyl hardcore that has thankfully kept that one alive, I’m pleased to say. I often reminisce those teen years of travelling home excited on the bus with a new LP, reading all the lyrics, enjoying the large enough cover to make artwork intricately delightful and worthwhile. Great heart-warming memories for me, indeed. Yet the music new and old I’m discovering on the Internet these days in the 21st century is an absolute joy! I’m pleased to have had both experiences during my years with PARADISE LOST and the future holds who knows what. I for one am very excited though to see where we go next!

“Here’s wishing everyone all the best from PARADISE LOST and most importantly, thank you very much from us all for your amazing support, which humbles us greatly. Twenty five years and counting!”

PARADISE LOST has also confirmed that its 25th-anniversary “Tragic Illusion” tour has been extended to now include a number of European dates. As with the U.K. shows, the band will be supported by both LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA (who will be playing the entire “Viva Emptiness” album at all shows).

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“Mechanical Trees”, a brand new song from the Reading, Pennsylvania-based modern progressive death metal quintet RIVERS OF NIHIL, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band’s upcoming album, “The Conscious Seed Of Light”, which will be released on October 15 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in March 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with producer Erik Rutan. Guitarist Brody Uttley said: “Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik.”

Regarding “Mechanical Trees”, RIVERS OF NIHIL bassist Adam Biggs said: “The lyrics paint a bleak picture of humanity’s future, wherein the environment has become so damaged that we are forced to rely on machines to create breathable oxygen for most living creatures. Eventually, this way of life becomes too much for Earth’s dwindling human population, so the powers that be lace the machines with hallucinogenic substances to ease the pain of death. While that seems bleak, this song is actually a lot of fun to play live. It contains some of the more difficult riffs on the record, while also maintaining a good deal of atmosphere.”

RIVERS OF NIHIL, which also features vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, guitarist Jon Kunz and drummer Ron Nelson, has added dates to its fall touring schedule. In October, fans will be able to see RIVERS OF NIHIL on the road with BENEATH THE MASSACRE, RINGS OF SATURN and LEGION throughout the East Coast.

Formed in 2009, RIVERS OF NIHIL‘s music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal’s heaviest, most abrasive hitters: MORBID ANGEL, GOJIRA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and DECAPITATED, to name a few.

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Unique Leader Records has announced the signing of ALTERBEAST to a multi-album deal.

ALTERBEAST is a technical death metal band hailing from Sacramento, California, formed in 2011 under the name GARY BUSEY AMBER ALERT (GBAA). ALTERBEAST quickly began writing songs, combining influences from favorites such as THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NECROPHAGIST and SPAWN OF POSSESSION, along with numerous other classic death metal acts like DISSECTION and MORBID ANGEL. After a year of dedicated writing, ALTERBEAST released a demo in the winter of 2012 and played countless shows alongside such greats as DEICIDE, DYING FETUS, TESTAMENT, REVOCATION, EXHUMED, SEVERED SAVIOR and many others. They soon began gaining momentum in the death metal community and became known for their intense riffs, blistering drums, elaborate guitar solos and a very developed stage show.

One year after releasing their demo, they entered Augmented Audio at Sound Temple Studios to record their debut album, “Immortal”, with former THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams engineering. After recording at Sound Temple, the band acquired Gabe Seeber (THE KENNEDY VEIL) for drum duties. Deciding that it was a must to have Gabe‘s talents on this record, ALTERBEAST booked time at Castle Ultimate with engineer Zack Ohren to record drums and mix and master.

Due in early 2014, “Immortal” will consist of eight tracks of extreme, melodic, brutal, and uncompromising death metal.

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Invictus Productions announces September 30th as the international release date for Slutvomit’s debut album, “Swarming Darkness.” The following press release was issued about the band: “A compelling mixture of all that is irreverent and utterly unholy from the entire career of Satanic, underground heavy metal, Slutvomit owes its influences to all that made black and death metal truly great in the mid ’80s. “Equal parts Possessed, Morbid Angel, Incubus, and Necrovore from their demo glory days, Slutvomit is a hysterical bastard child of these progenitors. Hard, fast, blasphemous, Slutvomit is for fans of Nifelheim, Destroyer 666, and Watain, as well as classic bands like Bathory, Morbid Angel, Possessed, and Sodom.” The track listing is as follows: 1

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DrugMetal.ru has uploaded a six-minute video report on MADBALL‘s August 14 concert at Plan B in Moscow, Russia. Check it out below.

MADBALL‘s latest EP, “Rebellion”, was released digitally last year via The BNB Label, a brand extension of Cricien‘s Black N Blue Productions group. The six-song effort contains four new tracks and newly recorded versions of two cuts from the band’s legendary 1989 seven-inch single, “Ball Of Destruction”. The CD was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersberg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL).

“Rebellion” marked the first MADBALL recording with former UNEARTH and THE RED CHORD member Mike Justian, who has served as MADBALL‘s touring drummer for the past couple of years.



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Drum-cam footage of ANTHRAX‘s Charlie Benante rehearsing the band’s cover version of the PANTERA classic “This Love” on April 7 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio can be seen below.

ANTHRAX was joined by former PANTERA members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) on stage at the Revolver Golden Gods awards on May 2 to perform “This Love”.

Asked in an interview with Hardrock Haven how “This Love” was chosen to be played at Revolver, Anselmo said: “Really, it was picked by the ANTHRAX guys, I think. You know what?! Honestly, I think it was… We had an opportunity to pick one song, and I think the day we got in, we went over a few different songs and checked it out, but what really changed the game was… Honestly, I was on my way to the gig when everybody’s phone started blowing up about Jeff Hanneman‘s [SLAYER] death and I think right then and there, all I could think is my love for SLAYER and my love for Hanneman, you know? It was a perfect song, so that night we executed it.”

He added: “You know, it could have been any of [the other PANTERA] songs, but I think at the time, we were all so taken aback. It was just a heavy moment for everybody and it just… I was thinking about the last tour that PANTERA did ever in the United States with SLAYER and MORBID ANGEL. Ah, I don’t know… Maybe in my mind I thought Hanneman was partial to ‘This Love’, because he did like the song quite a bit and I guess we made our decision on heart.”

Drum-cam rehearsal footage:

Revolver Golden Gods awards performance:

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Danish old-school death metallers INBREEDING REDNECKS — who consist of experienced metal musicians from bands like AUTUMN LEAVES, MEMORIAL, FRAMELESS SCAR and MERCENARY — will release their debut album, “Abnormal Life Portrayed”, on October 14 via Mighty Music/Target. The CD was recorded at CB Studios by Christian Bonde (DAWN OF DEMISE) and was mixed by Sebastian Wolff from KELLERMENSCH.

INBREEDING REDNECKS has roots in the seaport Esbjerg and is inspired by “old-school” metal and therefore attaches great importance to those areas are the prominent elements of music. Bands like SUFFOCATION, MORBID ANGEL and HYPOCRISY are the source of inspiration as well as modern metallers like GOJIRA, among others.

INBREEDING REDNECKS writes about critical events in society, which are characterized by everyday frustrations and supports it with the brutality of death metal. This universe consists of an equally brutal instrumentation — ’90s-inspired growl vocals are delivered in a convincing manner, a high technical level on the drums and lyrics with a clear-cut message. The riffs are written with consideration to the simple and harmonious.

The band pays homage to the old way of making albums, but has found its own way to make it work in today’s metal world. With these elements in focus, the band knows that the messages will strike the listener as hard as the songs suggests.

“Abnormal Life Portrayed” track listing:

01. World Of Haste
02. An Observation
03. Eyes Of Deception
04. The Grand Misconception
05. Wilted Flowers
06. Defeated Demons?
07. Division Wreckage
08. Misery The Agenda
09. The Law Of Man Betrayed

INBREEDING REDNECKS are:

Thue Schmidt – Guitar
Brian Jakobsen – Guitar
Peter Mathiesen – Drums
Rune Sinnbeck – Bass
Torsten Madsen – Vocals

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From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut, “Lost Paradise”, to 1991’s genre-defining “Gothic”, to 1995’s break-out masterpiece “Draconian Times”, to 1997’s electronically tinged “One Second”, to 2007’s return to a heavier form “In Requiem”, to last year’s opus “Tragic Idol”, British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their influence on the scene, a special compilation will be released this fall to commemorate the band’s 25th-anniversary landmark.

Entitled “Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” , this album will be released on October 21 in Europe (digitally on October 29 in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has worked with artists such as ORPHANED LAND, MORBID ANGEL, WATAIN, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track “Loneliness Remains”, and newly recorded “Gothic 2013” and “Our Saviour 2013”.

“Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” track listing:

01. Loneliness Remains
02. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)
03. Ending Through Changes
04. The Last Fallen Saviour
05. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
06. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
07. Cardinal Zero
08. Back On Disaster
09. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)
12. Silent Heart
13. Gothic 2013
14. Our Saviour 2013

PARADISE LOST‘s Aaron Aedy (guitar) comments: “The years surrounding our formation in the 20th century would have earmarked this as a B-sides collection. These were the songs that were left over from an album recording session you couldn’t fit on to the sound quality restrictive, optimal length of both sides of a vinyl LP. You then usually used these for the flip side of your single as a nice extra for fans and also perhaps, as an incentive for the collectors to purchase to help any important charting or sales which could facilitate radio airplay, the best and most important way for your band to heard at that time.

“Yes, my friends, it’s hard to imagine now, there was a time before the Internet! A time when, even during the recording and writing of songs for our ‘Lost Paradise’ album, tape-trading demos and live tracks on the underground scene via mail (the real physical post kind!) were essential to a band’s chance of being known by the people who would ‘get it.’ The magazines Metal Hammer, Metal Forces and Kerrang! also had a couple of champions of the underground scene too, helping bands like ourselves be known on a wider scale, but rarer still indeed back then were the audio and visual outlets. In the U.K., we had the legendary ‘Friday Rock Show With Tommy Vance’, who introduced myself and many others to a lot of the bands they went on to love for life. Later, TV shows ‘The Powerhour’, ‘Raw Power’ and, of course, ‘Headbangers Ball’ on MTV. All, of course, pre-empted that Smörgåsbord of information, the Internet, for the discerning and hungry-for-more rock music fans to feast upon.

“Twenty five years has seen a lot of change, not just musically for the band — take ‘Our Saviour’ and ‘Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us’, for instance. The Internet has broadened the choice of music we can readily hear enormously, and more importantly, hear and see for ourselves to form our own opinion — not just what the larger commercial companies and stations want us to hear!

“Added to our extra tracks from the past, we’ve included the recent re-recordings of ‘Gothic’ and ‘Our Saviour’. This is something as a musician you find a strange experience.

“We as a band have always been an album rather a single band, and re-recording old songs is most often best left alone — but when we rehearsed ‘Our Saviour’, a song long lost from our live sets for a good twenty years, we found it pretty exciting and fun! We decided before hitting the studio that we would not record it as a perfect 21st-century studio version, as I don’t feel this song would benefit from it (in fact more so, lose its original charm), but we decided to just do it quick and almost demo speed. Whilst recording to capture the most raw element, we drafted in our old friend and producer Simon Efemey, who worked on our ‘Shades Of God’, ‘Icon’ and ‘Draconian Times’ recordings to capture this, which whilst working to make it sound raw, made it fun too! Don’t think of the re-recordings as replacements for our originals, but just as five blokes having fun and re-visiting the past in the studio.

“I hope this collection helps some of the people who like our music have a more completed playlist of our most recent album sessions’ songs. I personally am very pleased that ‘The Last Fallen Saviour’ is here, as I would love to have had that on the ‘Tragic Idol’ album. Also ‘Cardinal Zero’, which only just didn’t make the cut for ‘Faith Divides Us…’ due to it having a very different vibe to the other album tracks. Both nonetheless, I feel are very strong songs and show a slightly different side to those writing periods.

“CD and downloads not having a ‘flip side’ or ‘side B’ had almost made that term redundant, but for a resurgent vinyl hardcore that has thankfully kept that one alive, I’m pleased to say. I often reminisce those teen years of travelling home excited on the bus with a new LP, reading all the lyrics, enjoying the large enough cover to make artwork intricately delightful and worthwhile. Great heart-warming memories for me, indeed. Yet the music new and old I’m discovering on the Internet these days in the 21st century is an absolute joy! I’m pleased to have had both experiences during my years with PARADISE LOST and the future holds who knows what. I for one am very excited though to see where we go next!

“Here’s wishing everyone all the best from PARADISE LOST and most importantly, thank you very much from us all for your amazing support, which humbles us greatly. Twenty five years and counting!”

PARADISE LOST has also confirmed that its 25th-anniversary “Tragic Illusion” tour has been extended to now include a number of European dates. As with the U.K. shows, the band will be supported by both LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA (who will be playing the entire “Viva Emptiness” album at all shows).

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Author of "Swedish Death Metal" Daniel Ekeroth, and vocalist Johan Liiva of NonExist (ex-Arch Enemy) host a Swedish Death Metal Takeover edition of The Fix this week. Videos include At The Gates, Carcass, Entombed, Ghost, and Morbid Angel.

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Nothing like a little brutal death metal on a Friday afternoon. We are so excited to be teaming up with Willowtip Records to bring you this full album stream from Detroit's Saprogenic. The band, who is influenced by classic death metal bands like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel, will be releasing Expanding Toward Collapsed …

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