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Death: Decibel Magazine Cover Story Available Now
February 1, 2011

Decibel Magazine has devoted 12-pages and one striking cover to an all-encompassing oral history on Death and its founder Chuck Schuldiner in the magazine’s latest issue. This exclusive feature includes in-depth interviews with members of the Schuldiner family, support musicians from all of the Death recordings, and industry insiders who saw the band develop into its now legendary status. This highly-collectable issue of Decibel (March 2011, #077), is on newsstands now or can be purchased at this location.

Death's seventh and final album The Sound of Perseverance will see its official re-issue on February 15th in North America (February 21 internationally) via Relapse Records and a re-mastered demo version of “Story To Tell“ taken from the re-issue has been posted online at this location. “Story To Tell“ appears on the second disc of the re-issue that features all previously unreleased demo material. A complete track listing for the re-issue can be found below. The first in a series of official Death re-issues slated for 2011, The Sound of Perseverance is available for pre-order now at this location.

The Sound of Perseverance has been remastered from the original studio tapes and also includes enhanced artwork (viewable here) as well as liner notes from the original cover artist Travis Smith. The re-issue also features expanded liner notes from Death guitarist Shannon Hamm and never-before-seen photographs from The Sound of Perseverance era.

A special 3-disc deluxe version of the The Sound of Perseverance re-issue is also available pre-order at this location. The deluxe version includes another bonus disc of unreleased material and will only be available via Relapse Mailorder and digitally via iTunes. To coincide with the re-issue, Relapse Mailorder will also be offering a The Sound of Perseverance t-shirt and zip-up hooded sweatshirt featuring the enhanced album artwork. Images of the new Death merchandise can be seen here.

Additionally, Guitar World Magazine is currently hosting a contest in conjunction with the re-issue of The Sound Perseverance offering a BC Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth guitar. One of the most recognized of Chuck’s guitars, this sleek neck through body, pitch-black Stealth also features jumbo frets, beveled top style, and Dimarzio X2N pickups. The contest is open to U.S. residents and ends on February 15th. Complete contest rules and information can be found here.

Death ‘The Sound of Perseverance’ 3-Disc Re-Issue Track Listing:

Disc 1

1. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow

2. Bite The Pain

3. Spirit Crusher

4. Story To Tell

5. Flesh And The Power It Holds

6. Voice Of The Soul

7. To Forgive Is To Suffer

8. A Moment Of Clarity

9. Painkiller

Disc 2

1. Spirit Crusher - 1998 Demos (No Bass)

2. Flesh And The Power It Holds - 1998 Demos (No Bass)

3. Voice Of The Soul - 1998 Demos (No Bass)

4. Bite The Pain - 1998 Demos

5. A Moment Of Clarity - 1998 Demos

6. Story To Tell - 1998 Demos

7. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow - 1998 Demos

8. Bite The Pain - 1997 Demos

9. Story To Tell - 1997 Demos

10. A Moment Of Clarity - 1997 Demos

Disc 3

1. Bite The Pain - 1996 Demos

2. Story To Tell - 1996 Demos

3. A Moment Of Clarity - 1996 Demos

4. Bite The Pain w/ Paul Payne On Vocals - 1996 Demos

5. A Moment Of Clarity w/ Paul Payne On Vocals - 1996 Demos

6. A Moment Of Clarity w/ Chuck Schuldiner On Vocals - 1996 Demos

7. Story To Tell w/ Chuck Schuldiner On Vocals - 1996 Demos

8. Bite The Pain w/ Shannon Hamm on Vocals - 1996 Demos

9. A Moment Of Clarity - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)

10. Bite The Pain - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)

11. Story To Tell - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)

12. Voice Of The Soul - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)

13. A Moment Of Clarity - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)

 
 
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Born Of Osiris Make New Track Available On iTunes; Post New Album Artwork and Pre-Order Packages Online
February 1, 2011

Born Of Osiris are mature well beyond their years and this dynamic extreme progressive juggernaut has now perfectly honed all of their collective talents to create what will soon be a pinnacle release for the metal genre. Their much anticipated third full-length album, The Discovery, is set for a March 22nd release and the dynamic new track, “Follow The Signs,” is available exclusively at iTunes, so click on the link below to purchase it.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/born-of-osiris/id417618372

The album's eye-popping artwork can also be viewed at www.myspace.com/bornofosiris

A series of specially priced pre-order bundle packages are now available at the link below and will be available for a limited time only.
http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/collections/born-of-osiris

Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “The track, 'Follow The Signs' is a song we've done a lot of experimenting with. We recorded it a couple different times, once in demo form with Misha Mansoor of Periphery, and once again on The Discovery. This version has a different structure than we originally planned for, but we like the way it has progressed. It's one of the more straight forward songs on the album, and the ending gives an idea of how we've stepped up the guitar work for this effort. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Enjoy”

Born Of Osiris is now currently preparing to co-headline the third annual “Atticus Metal” tour with Darkest Hour. As Blood Runs Black and The Human Abstract round out the stellar bill. Sleeping Giant will be special guests on all westcoast dates and look for other special openers on other shows depending on the region. This monstrous trek, which kicks off on Feb. 25th in Washington, DC at the 930 Club will also serve as Darkest Hour's record release show. See below or visit www.facebook.com/bornofosiris to view their entire touring schedule.

The Atticus Metal Tour

2/25-Washington, DC @ 930 Club (DH CD RELEASE SHOW!)

* 2/26-Virginia Beach, VA @ Skate High

* 2/27-Greensboro, NC @ Greene St

* 2/28-Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel

* 3/01-Joliet (Chicagoland), IL @ Mojoes w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS

* 3/02-St. Louis, MO @ Pop's w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS

* 3/03-Covington, KY @ The Madhatter w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS

* 3/04-Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS

* 3/05-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS

* 3/06-St. Paul, MN @ The Station w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS

* 3/07-Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose

* 3/08-Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground

* 3/09-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

* 3/10-Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound w/ NORMA JEAN, STICK TO YOUR GUNS

* 3/11-Reno, NV @ The Alley

* 3/12-Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

* 3/13-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

* 3/14-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

* 3/15-Boise, ID @ The Venue

* 3/17-Santa Clara, @ The Avalon w/ SLEEPING GIANT

* 3/18-Modesto, CA @ Seasons Hall w/ SLEEPING GIANT

* 3/19-Anaheim, CA @ The Grove - CALIFORNIA METALFEST V w/ AS I LAY DYING, SUICIDE SILENCE, WINDS OF PLAGUE, SLEEPING GIANT

* 3/20-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

* 3/22-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre

* 3/23-Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre

* 3/24-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre

* 3/25-Dayton, OH @ The Attic w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS

* 3/26-Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE

* 3/27-Albany, NY @ Northern Lights w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE

 
 
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Antigama: Record New Material
February 1, 2011

Antigama recently entered Progresja Studio in Warsaw, Poland to record a handful of new tracks. The band recorded with Pawel Grabowski and the songs were mixed and produced by Szymon Czech. The new tracks will appear on an upcoming split CD with Italy’s Psychofagist. Additional information on the split will be made available shortly along with audio previews.

Additionally, Antigama has almost completed writing for a brand new full-length and follow-up album to 2009’s Warning. The band is set to record again with Szymon Czech in spring 2011.

2011 marks the 10th anniversary for Antigama. The band is planning a special anniversary show toward the end of the year along with a CD compilation of their 10-year recorded history. Regular updates and additional information will be posted via the new ANTIGAMA blog.

For additional information on Antigama including tour dates and album details, please visit Relapse.com, ANTIGAMA.net, the band’s MySpace page: MySpace.com/ANTIGAMA and Facebook page.

 
 
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Six Feet Under offer statement regarding recent lineup change – new album in the works
February 1, 2011
The king of Death Metal, Chris Barnes, has just released the following statement to Six Feet Under fans in regard to the recent lineup changes in the band:

To the loyal fans of Six Feet Under -

Our long time friends and band mates, Terry Butler (bass) and Greg Gall (drums), have decided to move on and depart from SFU. Steve Swanson (guitar) and I are grateful for all the fun times we've shared together through the years, and wish them the best of luck in their musical endeavors.

Just to fill you all in, Steve and I are very excited about the future of the SFU. I have been working hard on writing the new SFU material for the past 4 months with a new writing partner. More updates on that later…

I will make this guarantee and promise to all the fans of Six Feet Under; the new lineup will be a DEATH METAL force to be dealt with, with the long awaited addition of a brutal as fuck drummer and riffs that will rip your face off, vocals ala 1993-1995…

Thank you all for your continued support and devotion, see you soon!
-Barnes
 
 
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Dawn Of Ashes launch font & video contests
February 1, 2011

The ghoulish immortals that comprise the extreme horror metal outfit known as Dawn Of Ashes (DoA) have launched a contest giving fans the chance to design the band’s new font or create their next music video. Think you have what it takes to create the best new font or new music video for the band? Then submit your ideas to info@dawnofashes.com and be sure to follow the details listed below. All contestants will have a chance to win a signed prop from the music video Transformation Within Fictional Mutation, which was produced by Robert Kurtzman's (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) PRECINCT 13, who also handled the special effects, with directing duties wielded by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead's videos) . Please read below for more details and submit all ideas to:

Font details:
** The only letters that should be capitalized are the “D” in Dawn, the “O” in of, and the “A” in Ashes.
** The font must have an ancient / occult appearance, with a touch of "Horror" to it.
** Must be very detailed and unique.

Music video:
** Must relate to the title of the track.
** Must be off the album Genocide Chapters.
** Must fall under these categories: Dark, Morbid, Disturbing, Evil, Sacrilegious, and Horror.

The band will meticulously go through all entries and pick the winner themselves. The deadline for this contest ends by February 28 2011 so be sure to get your ideas in now!

About the band:
Deep from within the bowels of the earth an unholy quartet rises, hell-bent on bringing the metal masses a new form of dark, heavy and demonically devastating music sure to strike fear into the hearts of the bravest of men and bring the weakest to their knee. Kristof Bathory, Volkar Kael, Bahemoth andOthuum, four vile forms that control a new era in which nightmares become reality and the sounds of the macabre merge to form a catastrophic symphony, have summoned forth the sounds and visions of horror, hatred and suffering that is spewed forth in the name of chaos to create the extreme horror metal attack that has come to be known as Dawn Of Ashes- a name created to reflect upon the birth of death and failure, that which was once only an unspoken nightmare, but now is an unstoppable plague come to corrupt the flesh of man…

Since DoA's arrival in 2001, the band's goal has been to dominate the music scene with a sonic force so vile and evil the listener will be both entranced and terrorized by the sheer ferocity the band delivers. DoA does so by conjuring new sights and sounds into the world of extreme melodic-death metal, an ambitious feat that will have to be experienced to be believed when the outfit hits the road in support of their current full-length Genocide Chapters with none other than symphonic black metalers Dimmu Borgir (along with Enslaved and Blood Red Throne) on a 32-date run across North America.

This horrific act entered the studio in the winter of 2010 to record their Metal Blade debut with producer Fred Archambault, known for his work with Avenged Sevenfold, Death By Stereo, Eighteen Visions, and many more. Handling the cover art for Genocide Chapters is Machine-Room (My Dying Bride).

It's time for a new chapter in metal to DAWN, so prepare yourself for total aural annihilation as the ASHES will never rest upon the weak, and our evil will never die…

 
 
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