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Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of the Swedish power metal band PERSUADER. The group’s new album, “The Fiction Maze”, will be released late 2013/early 2014.

PERSUADER was formed in Umeå, Sweden 1997, and has thus far released three albums: “The Hunter” (2000), “Evolution Purgatory” (2004) and “When Eden Burns” (2006).

PERSUADER is:

Jens Carlsson – Vocals
Fredrik Hedström – Bass
Emil Norberg – Guitar
Daniel Sundbom – Guitar
Efraim Juntunen – Drums

Says PERSUADER: “So finally, we’re back! A journey that began some five years ago has finally come to the end of the line and we’re extremely proud to uncover the new PERSUADER album entitled ‘The Fiction Maze’.

“A lot of hard work was put into creating the perfect mix of everything we’ve done so far, expanded on the PERSUADER sound while keeping the core that is the band; heavy riffing, strong melodies, pounding rythms and soaring vocals. Combined with a crushing production courtesy of mixer extraordinaire Ronnie Björnström [AEON, APOSTASY, BONE GNAWER] this turned out to be quite a beast of an album, the true pinnacle of our career so far.

“The time has come. Now join us through the fiction maze!”

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CRONIAN (formerly ION) — the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Øystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund (vocals and programming) — will release its third album, “Erathems”, on November 12 (four days earlier in Europe) via Season Of Mist‘s Underground Activists division.

“I am so excited and honoured to join forces with Season Of Mist for future albums with CRONIAN!”, Øystein said back in May.

“We have just finished up the third album and I don’t even slightly blush when arguing out loud that it is the very pinnacle of my fairly long musical career. Musically and production-wise, it almost feels like a leap up and into another division.

Mr. V and I have been working intensely and fully isolated over the last six months with this bastard of an album and we firmly regard this as our most catchy, aggressive, atmospheric and darken flavoured effort to date.

“I am pretty sure this album will blow the socks off of all those who liked our previous releases, as well as fans of BORKNAGAR, VINTERSORG and likewise. So being able to work with one of the most credible, passionate and professional labels around makes my day — and make us proud! So excited to get this album out!”

Vintersorg added: “A new album has left our ‘systems’ and is now finding its path throughout the musical world. It has surely been a great journey to write, record and complete this third album in the CRONIAN chronicle. The music finally matches our vision is and it’s been an intense period for me and Øystein to really get there. We’re also very pleased to now enter the relationship with Season Of Mist to get this album out. Even if the music has been taking its path out of our bodies, it is still lingering in our minds… It’s stuck… And it feels just great. We’re so proud of this album and it’s just a pleasure to be reminded all the time of what a trip this has been.”

The cover artwork for the new CRONIAN album was created by the Brazilian visual artist Marcelo Vasco (SOULFLY, DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR, SATYRICON).

CRONIAN‘s second CD, “Enterprise”, was released in October 2008 via Indie Recordings.

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Suffocation: death metal heavyweights

Suffocation are metal as fuck, but are they metal enough for our totally difficult Metal Hammer Death Metal Quiz?

Only one way to find out….

Suffocation hit the following UK venues this month. Expect mayhem:

May 13 – O2 Academy Islington w/ Havok – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Audio w/ Havok Brighton, United Kingdom
May 15 – NQ Live w/ Havok – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Pint w/ Havok – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – Grand Classic w/ Havok – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 18 – White Rabbit w/ Havok – Plymouth, United Kingdom

Buy tickets: http://on.fb.me/10X28Hf 
Buy the new Suffocation album Pinnacle Of Bedlamhttp://smarturl.it/Suffocation

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Suffocation have set the scene for their upcoming UK tour – by sharing what little they can remember of their last visit.

View the guys talking about cancelled shows, meeting Winger and a crowdsurfing midget below.

Tickets for the shows are on sale now, and Suffocation’s recent album Pinnacle Of Bedlam is also on sale.

Suffocation UK tour

May 13 – O2 Academy Islington w/ Havok – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Audio w/ Havok Brighton, United Kingdom
May 15 – NQ Live w/ Havok – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Pint w/ Havok – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – Grand Classic w/ Havok – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 18 – White Rabbit w/ Havok – Plymouth, United Kingdom

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“Pinnacle Of Bedlam”, the new album from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No.

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“Pinnacle Of Bedlam”, the new album from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, sold 3,200 copies in the United States during its first week of release to land at position No.

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New York death metal act Suffocation premiered its new music video for “As Grace Descends” over on Metal Hammer TV (YouTube Channel), which can be viewed below. The song appears on the band’s brand new album “Pinnacle of Bedlam” album which was issued last week on Nuclear Blast Records

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Suffocation: death metal heavyweights

We are fucking delighted to be premiering the brand new video from US death metal legends Suffocation!

As Grace Descends is taken from latest Suffocation album Pinnacle Of Bedlam, out now via Nuclear Blast. Perhaps equally importantly, the video features Suffocation fans going absolutely nuts in a very small bar. It’s great. Look!

Buy Pinnacle of Bedlam here: http://on.fb.me/WeAhQp

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For death metal fans, a new Suffocation album is always exciting. They have been around for a quarter century or so, but their latest release Pinnacle Of Bedlam is just their seventh studio album. We gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars, describing it as “blisteringly fast with highly defined musicianship that has to be heard to be believed.” I caught up with guitarist Guy Marchais for a brief exchange on the new album and other topics.

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New York death metal act Suffocation posted a clip from the special DVD included with the band’s forthcoming new LP “Pinnacle of Bedlam.” The clip features guitarist Terrance Hobbs speaking about the album’s title and artwork. The album is set for release on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records

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