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Arsis - Debut Album To Be Re-Released

After originally being released in the spring of 2004, Willowtip Records is proud to announce the reissuing of the "classic" debut album from Arsis, A Celebration Of Guilt.

The album will be remastered, include two bonus tracks not found on the original pressing, have expanded artwork, and will be packaged within a slipcase. The album will be released on August 9th, 2011.

A Celebration Of Guilt received tremendous critical acclaim upon its release. Lambgoat.com hailed it as "one of the best metal albums of our time. A Celebration Of Guilt stands to take its place in the canon of history as one of the best metal albums ever made, period." More recently it was named Number 49 on The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the Decade list by Decibel Magazine. Arsis have since gone on to release three more full-length albums and have toured the world numerous times.

A Celebration Of Guilt tracklist:

01. The Face Of My Innocence
02. Maddening Disdain
03. Seven Whispers Fell Silent
04. Return
05. Worship Depraved
06. Carnal Ways To Recreate The Heart
07. Dust And Guilt
08. Elegant And Perverse
09. The Sadistic Motives Behind Bereavement Letters
10. Looking To Nothing
11. Wholly Night
12. Painted Eyes (Bonus Track)
13. Veil Of Mourning Black (Bonus Track)

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Source: willowtip.com
Band profile: Arsis
Posted: 08.07.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (6)


Becoming The Archetype - New Album Streaming, New Video Online

Celestial Completion, the new upcoming album from US progressive metalcore band Becoming The Archetype, is now available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music.

Celestial Completion was released on March 29th through Solid State Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

In other news, the new Becoming The Archetype video "Magnetic Sky" can now be watched below.

The clip is described in a press release as "an 8-bit fantasy adventure that finds the members of Becoming The Archetype wandering through a sci-fi landscape in the format of an old Nintendo game, fighting their way through a wasteland of terrifying creatures to fulfill an arcane mission."

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Becoming The Archetype
Posted: 31.03.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (2)


Devildriver - Bassist Quits The Band

Devildriver bassist Jonathan Miller has departed from the band.

Miller released the following statement: "I just wanted to thank all of the DevilDriver fans around the world for their die-hard love and support for the past 9 years. Yesterday, I decided to leave DevilDriver. It was the most difficult decision of my life but it is something that I needed to do for myself. I had the best times of my life hanging out with all of you guys but it is time for me to move on."

According to Blabbermouth Miller announced at the end of last year that "the drugs and alcohol" "finally caught up" with him after spending the bulk of the last decade on the road with Devildriver. He added that "the damage catching up with mentally and physically" and that he was going to enter "an intense rehabilitation program" in January "in order for to reclaim health and the person who once was." He also stressed that he needed "to make a change so that save own life and keep the friends that still left."

Filling in for Miller on the road with Devildriver for the past few months has been the band's tour manager, Aaron Patrick aka Bubble, formerly from Bury Your Dead.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 30.03.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (9)


Ozzy Osbourne - First Two Albums To Be Re-Issued

Ozzy Osbourne's landmark solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, will be reissued in a Special 30th Anniversary Deluxe Collector's Box Set on May 31th through Epic Records/Legacy Recordings.

Long revered by rock fans around the world, these two albums created a template for hard rock in the 1980's and beyond as they were marked by the ground-breaking and historic union of Ozzy and the late guitar hero Randy Rhoads. These definitive versions of 1980's Blizzard of Ozz (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) and 1981's Diary of a Madman are available individually on vinyl or CD, or together in a deluxe collector's box. All versions were restored and remastered from the original analog sources by George Marino.

The deluxe boxset will also contain a DVD, entitled Thirty Years After The Blizzard. This documentary DVD chronicles Ozzy's years with Randy Rhoads, featuring previously unseen footage of Ozzy and Randy filmed in 1981 & 1982, plus rare archival photos and films, along with new and revelatory interviews.

A short trailer for that DVD can be watched below.

Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition) tracklist:

01. I Don't Know
02. Crazy Train
03. Goodbye To Romance
04. Dee
05. Suicide Solution
06. Mr. Crowley
07. No Bone Movies
08. Revelation (Mother Earth)
09. Steal Away (The Night)

Bonus tracks:
10. You Looking At Me, Looking At You (Non-LP B-Side, Previously Unreleased in the U.S.)
11. Goodbye To Romance (2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix, Previously Unreleased)
12. RR (Previously Unreleased - Randy Rhoads guitar solo)

Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition) tracklist:

Disc 1:
01. Over The Mountain
02. Flying High Again
03. You Can't Kill Rock And Roll
04. Believer
05. Little Dolls
06. Tonight
07. S.A.T.O.
08. Diary Of A Madman

Disc 2: Ozzy Live (recorded on the "Blizzard of Ozz" tour)
01. I Don't Know
02. Crazy Train
03. Believer
04. Mr. Crowley
05. Flying High Again
06. Revelation (Mother Earth)
07. Steal Away (The Night)
08. Suicide Solution
09. Iron Man
10. Children Of The Grave
11. Paranoid

Diary of a Madman/Blizzard of Ozz 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set:

Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition)
Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition)
Blizzard Of Ozz (180-gram LP — original album only)
Diary Of A Madman (180-gram LP — original album only)
DVD: Thirty Years After The Blizzard documentary

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Ozzy Osbourne
Posted: 24.03.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (27)


Becoming The Archetype - Another New Song Online

"Path Of The Beam", a brand-new track from US progressive metalcore band Becoming The Archetype, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Noisecreep.

Another new track, called "The Magnetic Sky", is still streaming at this location.

"Path Of The Beam" and "The Magnetic Sky" come off the band's upcoming new album Celestial Completion, which will be released on March 29th through Solid State Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: noisecreep.com
Band profile: Becoming The Archetype
Posted: 23.03.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (0)


Scar Symmetry - Album Artwork Revealed

Swedish progressive melodic death metal band Scar Symmetry just revealed the cover artwork for the band's upcoming album The Unseen Empire.

The Unseen Empire will be released on April 15th through Nuclear Blast Records.

Commented drummer Henrik Ohlsson: "The Unseen Empire seeks to expose the hidden hand of the elite that pull the strings of mankind in order to fullfill their agenda of global domination. The album concept goes from theories of shadow governments to secret ancient bloodlines and even further into speculations of malevolent influence from metaphysical reptilian-based intelligences. Mankind's only hope to survive seems to be an internal awakening where the influence of the the unseen empire that rules in secrecy is washed away from the minds of the masses. They want us to stay within the framework of their agenda, hypnotizing us with things that draw attention but has no value. It's time to step outside the framework and make The Unseen Empire visible!"

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Scar Symmetry
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (21)


Becoming The Archetype - New Song Online

"The Magnetic Sky", a brand-new track from US progressive metalcore band Becoming The Archetype, has been made available for streaming over at this location.

"The Magnetic Sky" comes off the band's upcoming new album Celestial Completion, which will be released on March 29th through Solid State Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Becoming The Archetype
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (1)


Extreme Noise Terror - Vocalist Passed Away

Earlier this week the word got out that Extreme Noise Terror vocalist Phil Vane passed away at the age of 46.

The founding co-vocalist of the British crust punk/grindcore band reportedly passed away last Thursday already (February 17th). Although no official cause of death has yet been released, it is rumored he died in his sleep.

The surviving members of Extreme Noise Terror released the following statement regarding Vane's passing: "The rumors are true. We're sorry to announce that Phil passed away recently. The band will make a full statement soon but for now we need to take the time to come to terms with this terrible loss."

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Source: extremenoiseterror.co.uk
Band profile: Extreme Noise Terror
Posted: 25.02.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (6)