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TÝR – VALKYRJA

Let me admit a few things right off the bat: I am a long-time Týr fangirl. I have seen this band in five states and two countries. I have racked up almost 2,000 Last.fm scrobbles in their name. When I got Valkyrja in my inbox, I was actually a little bit worried to listen to it. I’ve noticed a bit

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TÝR “MARE OF MY NIGHT” NOW STREAMING ON METALINSIDER.NET

Get a sneak preview of Týr’s upcoming Valkyrja album on MetalInsider.net, where “Mare Of My Night” is currently streaming! I am thoroughly embarrassed to admit that I only just now got the “nightmare” reference after reading frontman Heri Joensen’s explanation of the song: It’s based on the mare from folklore, the human-like creature that lies on top of you, riding

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GWAR TO EMBARK ON EXTENDED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Starting in August, GWAR will be taking the US and Canada by storm! Their Madness at the Core of Time tour, which features Whitechapel, Iron Reagan, and Band Of Orcs, officially begins on October 2, but the band has a couple of mini-tours lined up in North America throughout the end of summer and beginning of fall. The main tour

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AMON AMARTH PREMIERES FIRST PART OF MINI DOCUMENTARY

Viking metal veterans Amon Amarth have debuted the first part of their three-part mini-documentary, Forging Mjölnir, on the Deceiver Of The Gods official landing page. The doc, directed by Luke Daley, will include commentary by lead singer Johan Hegg and guitarist Ted Lundström on the mythological themes on Amon Amarth’s upcoming album, as well as Norse artwork and nature footage.

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TÝR RECRUIT NILE’S GEORGE KOLLIAS AS SESSION DRUMMER

Folk/Viking metal band Týr are in the studio again, following drummer Kári Streymoy’s exit, and they’ve recruited George Kollias to record with them. Kollias, best known for his work with Nile, has also drummed with Nightfall, Cerebrum, and Sickening Horror. Týr have been in the studio for the past two weeks recording an as-of-yet unnamed seventh full-length album, due for

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Goria Morti”LATERAL CONSTRAINT”

Gloria Morti are brutal. Very brutal. I didn’t think it was possible to go to another level of heavy when it comes to this style of music, but they’ve done it. Lateral Constraint crushes out of the gates with “Lex Parsimoniae”. The track begins with bludgeoning guitar, then proceeds to a double-bass grind that feels like you stuck your head into a blender powered

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MEMORY GARDEN “DOOMAIN” LANDING PAGE UNVEILED

Epic doom metallers Memory Garden have launched an official landing page for their upcoming album Doomain, which will be released on April 12th/15th in Europe. The landing page features Doomain‘s album art, a promotional video for their single “The Evangelist” (which, quite honestly, sounds more like power than doom…not that there’s anything wrong with that), and several pre-order links. About

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KING DIAMOND SIGNS DEAL WITH METAL BLADE RECORDS

The illustrious King Diamond has signed a worldwide three-album deal with Metal Blade Records! His official statement regarding the deal is as follows: “This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before. Our new business setup will

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AS I LAY DYING PREMIERE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR “CAUTERIZE!”

As I Lay Dying and Metal Blade Records have teamed up to release a new lyric video for the song, “Cauterize” from the upcoming release, Awakened on September 25th. These lyric videos seem to be a common trend among some of the larger metal acts these days and I’m not sure how I feel about that yet.  Maybe I feel like lyric videos are the

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HADES SINGER ALAN TECCHIO INTERVIEW – FROM THE VAULT

This past April, we took a trip back to New Jersey to a band called Hades who are one of my personal favorites (You can read the original post here) and I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of interviewing singer Alan Tecchio about the band, the upcoming Headbangers Open Air Festival and his thoughts on the music scene

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TÝR – VALKYRJA

Let me admit a few things right off the bat: I am a long-time Týr fangirl. I have seen this band in five states and

Goria Morti”LATERAL CONSTRAINT”

Gloria Morti are brutal. Very brutal. I didn’t think it was possible to go to another level of heavy when it comes to this style