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Pantera: 'Piss' Video Stills Released

Posted by The Metal Lab on April 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

While combing the PANTERA vaults for the 20th anniversary reissue of "Vulgar Display Of Power", drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott made an astounding discovery: "Piss", an incendiary blast of vintage PANTERA from the original recording sessions that had long been forgotten. After 20 years, "Piss" will finally make its debut this Wednesday, April 11, when the newly created video for the song will premiere at the Revolver Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles, which will be broadcast live on...

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Six Feet Under Announces "18 Nights Of Blood" Tour

Posted by The Metal Lab on March 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Florida death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in June. Dubbed the "18 Nights Of Blood Tour", the bestial invasion will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8 and ravage its way across the country before coming to a close on June 29 in Tampa, Florida. Support on the trek will come from DYING FETUS and REVOCATION.



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Posted by The Metal Lab on March 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

JEFF LOOMIS has released a video teaser for his forthcoming album, Plains Of Oblivion, due out April 10. The teaser has audio snippets from every song off of the new album including "The Ultimatum" which was the first track to be revealed in its entirety last week. In support of the release, JEFF LOOMIS will be on tour with PROTEST THE HERO, PERIPHERY and THE SAFETY FIRE. A full list of dates can be seen below.

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Drummer GENE HOGLAN Will Not Be Touring With FEAR FACTORY This Spring - Mar. 9, 2012

Posted by The Metal Lab on March 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY, DETHKLOK) will not be sitting behind the kit for FEAR FACTORY when the Los Angeles cyber metal band hits the road at the end of April in support of its upcoming CD, "The Industrialist". Hoglan says, "I'm sure whomever they get [to play the drums on the run] is gonna kick some ass, absolutely! I'd like to wish them the best on the tour, and I'm sure everyone's gonna make out just fine."

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CHRISTOPHER AMOTT: 'I Have Left ARCH ENEMY To Pursue My Solo Career'

Posted by The Metal Lab on March 5, 2012 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Guitarist Christopher Amott has released the following statement regarding his departure from Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY:


"I have left ARCH ENEMY to pursue my solo career. I'm gonna continue to be very active in music, working with all kinds of styles — this does not rule out metal. I have just recorded a new solo album, set to be released in April."


ARCH ENEMY has recrui...

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BloodStock Open Air Fest Announces Lineup

Posted by The Metal Lab on February 26, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) is the UK’s biggest independent METAL festival. Held at the picturesque location of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, B-O-A has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy ROCK AND METAL by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil.

 You can expect some 12,000 metal heads descending on Derbyshire in August 2012 for 4 days of unadul...

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Posted by The Metal Lab on February 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Norwegian metallers OVERTHROW have inked a deal with Indie Recordings

. The band is currently wrapping up the songwriting for its debut album, which is scheduled for a fall release.

Formed in 2008, OVERTHROW is a hard-hitting metal band from Stavanger, Norway, drawing inspiration from every corner of heavy music. The gr...

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, QUEENSR?CHE Classics Covered On 'Tribunal Records 100

Posted by The Metal Lab on February 16, 2012 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)




The long-awaited Tribunal Records 100th release has finally arrived! Due on March 6, the digital-only release "Tribunal Records 100: Cover To Cover" was begun as a celebration of Tribunal Records artists covering some of their favorite songs and it wound up being quite a diverse bunch of tracks from artists like METALLICA,...

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IRON MAIDEN Announces 'Maiden England' North American Tour

Posted by The Metal Lab on February 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Following the massively successful "Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11", IRON MAIDEN are back on the road this summer with a series of arena, amphitheatre and festival shows in the USA and Canada, opening in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 21 and finishing in Houston, Texas on Aug 18 (dates listed below), to be followed by further dates around the world in 2013. The "Maiden England World Tour" will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the sam...

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Founding RIOT Guitarist Mark Reale Has Died

Posted by The Metal Lab on January 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (1)


Mark Reale, the founding guitarist of the legendary metal band RIOT has died. He was admitted to San Antonio hospital last week in critical condition due to complications of Crohn's disease — an ailment he has battled for most of his life. Mark was 57.