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MOURN release EP titled “The Beaten Path” for streaming
Europe NewsAnonymous writes "MOURN, HeavyStonerBluesGrooveRockSludgeMetal from The Netherlands.

With members from Exivious, (ex-)Cynic (US), Textures and March, MOURN mixes sludge, stoner, groove and metal. As a counteraction against the supertechnical metalbands of modern day, MOURN gets its inspirations from bands like Down, Pantera, Black Sabbath and Black Label Society. Music that is made to move and groove.

MOURN recorded their first EP "The Beaten Path" to start their road to world domination. It was released on September 1st 2014.


MOURN Biography:

In late 2013, MOURN decided to bring nothing new. Since everything already had been done before, and everything else wouldn't be worth making, these brave young men decided to do something entirely different: to acknowledge their total lack of cutting edge. Trying not to copy other bands, this band makes a mixture of Metal, Rock and Blues like a lot of other bands before them. Bands you of course have heard of, going from Pantera and Down to Black Sabbath and Black Label Society.

Founding member Robin Zielhorst (ex-Cynic, Ex-Blue Man Group, Exivious), found like minded forces in Thomas Frankhuijzen (March), Kas Kluitman and Pieter Verpaalen (ex-Texures) to walk this beaten path of metal. The result is a grooving metal machine that does not stop until you're beating your head to the sound of the riffs. You could describe its genre as HeavyStonerBluesGrooveRockSludgeMetal. MOURN's heavily riff oriented music trades technical prowess and speed for groove and feel boldly going where many bands have gone before. "
Wednesday, December 10 @ 19:50:24 EST (563 reads)
Mat Maurer's all time Top Ten MORTAL SIN gigs.
Australia NewsOriginal text below written by Mat Maurer (ex-MORTAL SIN) during June 2012:

"I spent the last two weeks going through all the gigs that Mortal Sin ever did to compile a list of my favourite top ten gigs. The criteria that I set for this list was a) its importance b) Its awesomeness factor c) My personal perspective.

I know everyone will have their own favourite gig for their own reasons, so if you went to any of the gigs listed, then by all means, please comment your own experience of that gig!! I'll endeavour to put up one gig every other night or as much as I can, so that we can get to Number one as soon as possible! Remember - these are my choices, my opinions, they may not reflect the same opinions or perspectives as other members of the band, as we all travelled down the same road, but with a different journey or experience!!

Hope you enjoy my perspective!"

To preserve Mat Maurer's (ex MORTAL SIN) words on our website and to help keep memories alive you will now be able to read all of the top 10 text here on HAILMETAL.com in addition to the original source on Mortal Sin official facebook page (link). We have provided links to the original sources where we found them (if there are any sections missing, we apologize in advance).

click Read more... to read the Top 10.
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Tuesday, December 02 @ 03:02:42 EST (1621 reads)
METALLICA Perform songs on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson'
USA News

METALLICA is reportedly getting back to work this fall on its 10th studio album, due out sometime in 2015.

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Saturday, November 22 @ 04:05:24 EST (419 reads)
Jeff Loomis joins ARCH ENEMY
Sweden NewsARCH ENEMY have announced that Jeff Loomis (ex-NEVERMORE) will be joining their band for their upcoming European tour which starts on 26th November 2014, as well as all future tours in 2015 (http://archenemy.net/2014/index.php?go=tourdates)

Jeff Loomis states:
“I’m very excited to be playing with ARCH ENEMY. Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in NEVERMORE. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I’m really looking forward to. 2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!”

After a great year of intensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, ARCH ENEMY is parting ways with guitarist Nick Cordle, who states: “With ‘War Eternal’, I believe we wrote an album together which will stand the test of time, and I wish them well for the future.”

USA fans will be able to catch a special reunion as Christopher Amott (the brother of ARCH ENEMY founder/bandleader Michael Amott) has joined the band for the remainder of their American headlining tour.

Michael Amott (guitars) comments: “We all wish Nick the very best in his new endeavors and we are sure that you will hear much more from him. We’re also super grateful to my brother Christopher for stepping in to finish the current American tour!

The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome! Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world in my opinion, as well as being a long time friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the ‘War Eternal’ touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!”

Saturday, November 22 @ 03:28:59 EST (410 reads)
JOE SATRIANI: Sydney Nov 6th Concert Footage + Photos Posted Online
USA NewsJOE SATRIANI played to a packed State Theatre in Sydney Aus on 6th November 2014 as part of Unstoppable Momentum Tour. Videos and Photos from this show are posted below. The videos are recorded in HD with excellent audio quality and close up shots to show Joe's guitar shredding technique.

PHOTOS (click image to go to gallery):

VIDEOS 11 FULL SONGS in Playlist:


Jumpin' In
Devil's Slide
Flying in a Blue Dream
Unstoppable Momentum
The Weight of the World
Ice 9
The Crush of Love
I'll Put a Stone on Your Cairn
A Door into Summer
Lies and Truths
Satch Boogie
Shine On American Dreamer
Three Sheets to the Wind
Drum Solo
Time Machine
Always with Me, Always with You
Surfing with the Alien


Crowd Chant
Summer Song

2014 Shows:

Nov 1 – ASB Theatre – Auckland, NZ
Nov 2 – Opera House – Wellington, NZ
Nov 4 – The Tivoli – Brisbane, AU
Nov 6 – State Theatre – Sydney, AU
Nov 8 – Palais Theatre – Melbourne, AU
Nov 9 – Her Majesty’s Theatre – Adelaide, AU
Nov 11 – Astor Theatre – Perth, AU
Nov 13 – The Star Theatre – Singapore

Band are:

Joe Satriani - Guitars
Marco Minnemann - Drums
Bryan Beller - Bass
Mike Keneally - Keyboards, Guitar
Thursday, November 06 @ 18:03:59 EST (505 reads)
Psycroptic - Echoes To Come [Single] stream available
Australia NewsSingle from the upcoming album is available online via YouTube. Psycroptic - Echoes To Come
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Tuesday, November 04 @ 18:36:25 EST (400 reads)
Croatian Cello Duo 2CELLOS Cover IRON MAIDEN's 'The Trooper'
Croatia NewsStjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic, the Croatian cello duo known as 2CELLOS, have released a music video for "The Trooper (Overture)", a mashup of IRON MAIDEN's hit "The Trooper" and Gioachino Rossini's William Tell overture.

2CELLOS will play live in Russia, Australia and the U.S. as part of their upcoming world tour. Their latest studio album will be released sometime in early 2015.

Sunday, November 02 @ 17:08:09 EST (430 reads)
Australia NewsPSYCROPTIC have signed a deal with Prosthetic Records (http://prostheticrecords.com/). A track from the upcoming CD, "Echoes To Come", will be available across all digital platforms this Tuesday, November 4 2014.

PSYCROPTIC current lineup:

Jason Peppiatt - Vocals
Cameron Grant - Bass
Joe Haley - Guitar
Dave Haley - Drums
Sunday, November 02 @ 17:01:22 EST (376 reads)
VANISHING POINT unveil artwork, setlist for upcoming album
Australia NewsMelbourne based progressive/power metal band have unveiled the album artwork and setlist for their upcoming album, titled "Distant Is The Sun".


01. Beyond Redemption (Intro)
02. King Of Empty Promises
03. Distant Is The Sun
04. When Truth Lies
05. Circle Of Fire
06. Let The River Run
07. Denied Deliverance
08. Story Of Misery
09. Era Zero
10. Pillars Of Sand
11. As December Fades
12. Handful Of Hope
13. Walls Of Silence
14. April (Instrumental)

Release date is February 21st (EU), February 18th (US).

Keep up with the band at their official website: vanishing-point.com.au
Wednesday, January 08 @ 04:32:58 EST (1387 reads)
UK Blackened Death Metal band Aetherium Mors releases debut album!
England NewsAnonymous writes "UK-based Blackened Death Metal band Aetherium Mors, have released their debut album. Entitled ‘Drenched In Victorious Blood’, it is a seven track explosion of melodic riffs, speedy drumming and searing guitar solos, with the black metal-influenced vocals offering a scathing indictment of the Christian religion.
It is available to stream or download at http://aetheriummors.bandcamp.com/album/drenched-in-victorious-blood

Wednesday, May 01 @ 04:21:22 EDT (925 reads)
3 Decades of Brutality with Dreadnaught, Join the Amish, State of Integrity
Australia ToursAnonymous writes "Event : 3 DECADES OF BRUTALITY
Date: 27th of April 2013
Venue: Gasometer Hotel
484 Smith St, Collingwood, Victoria.

30 years of metal....One stage...One night...
Dreadnaught, 20 year veterans of the Aussie metal scene are bringing their tried and tested brand of Metal and Australian Rock to the stage on Saturday April 27th @ The Gasometer in Collingwood. Joining them are State of Integrity (QLD) celebrating 10 years of melodic Death/Thrash with their “Decade of Integrity” Australia wide tour. Join the Amish will slay us all with their fresh Thrash stylings, and Diprosus will kick off the night with their chunky groove-and-thrash style riffs!

For more information, please visit the official website: http://www.3decadesofbrutality.com/"
Wednesday, May 01 @ 04:19:58 EDT (701 reads)
BLACK MAJESTY - New Album Art, Release Date Confirmed
Australia NewsAussie melodic power metal band BLACK MAJESTY have announced July 20th as the European release date for their new album Stargazer through their label Limb Music with release dates in other parts of the world to be announced shortly. The cover art for Stargazer was created by Dirk Illing (SCORPIONS). Check out the new artwork below:

Stargazer was mixed by Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN). Song titles set to appear on the new album include 'The Fallen', 'Edge Of The World', 'The Killing Hand', 'Lykan' and 'Journey To The Soul' among others.

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Wednesday, June 06 @ 07:43:21 EDT (2714 reads)
Australia NewsGuitarist Ryan Huthnance of Australian thrash metal veterans MORTAL SIN has released the following statement:

"It's time the rumours were laid to rest. Yes, MORTAL SIN is finished. Due to changing personal circumstances, as well as priorities, Luke [Cook, drums] and Nathan [Shea, guitar] have both decided that their time with the band is at an end. This decision was not made lightly, and was not a result of the actions and words made by other parties who would lead you to believe it was. The truth is, without passion, conviction, and love for the music you play, being in a band means nothing.

"While Andy [Eftichiou, bass], Dave [Tinelt, vocals] and myself could easily continue and find new band members, without the core songwriting unit from the last two albums, it wouldn't be MORTAL SIN.
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Saturday, June 02 @ 09:14:09 EDT (3146 reads)
THE AMENTA To Release 'Chokehold' Digital EP
Australia NewsAustralian extreme noise metal collective THE AMENTA will release its latest digital offering, "Chokehold", mid-May through France's Listenable Records. The effort features two brand new songs from the band, the title track "Chokehold" and a cover of the GODFLESH track "Christbait Rising". Both songs were recorded and produced with a modern take on GODFLESH's influential "Streetcleaner" album's sound and aesthetic. The EP also features two live tracks taken from the bands 2011 "V01D" Australian tour as well as a remix of the track "V01D".

In other news, THE AMENTA has released an official video clip for the track "V01D", consisting of footage taken from the band's 2011 Australian tour in support of the online release of the same name. "V01D" was filmed and edited by Shane "Swanee" Thomson. Check it out below.
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Saturday, June 02 @ 09:12:57 EDT (2336 reads)
RAVEN BLACK NIGHT from Australia signs to Metal Blade Records!
Australia NewsMetal Blade Records has announced the signing of Australian epic metallers RAVEN BLACK NIGHT.

RAVEN BLACK NIGHT formed in 1999 in Adelaide, Australia to start their campaign to bring their traditional metal sound to a worldwide audience. After numerous gigs throughout their home country, they recorded and released their debut album, "Choose The Dark", in 2005.

"Choose The Dark" garnered praise throughout Australia and Europe, culminating into an invitation in 2007 to perform at the 10th annual Headbangers Open Air in Germany. Several years of touring and festival appearances were to follow where RAVEN BLACK NIGHT played the Hard And Heavy summer nights, the Hamburg Ballroom, and more dates throughout Australia.

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Saturday, June 02 @ 09:10:36 EDT (2361 reads)
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Sunday, June 19
» MORTAL SIN: New Album Details Revealed
Monday, July 05
» MACABRE: Australian Tour This July.
Monday, May 17
» Legendary Heavy Metal Vocalist RONNIE JAMES DIO Dies
Thursday, April 22
» OVERKILL + MORTAL SIN Team Up For Aussie September Tour?
Saturday, April 03
Friday, February 26
» Mick Sultana leaves MORTAL SIN
Tuesday, December 01
» OPETH Back In Oz As Early as March 2010?
Saturday, October 10
» SLAYER Cancels Adelaide Show Due To Illness.
Thursday, October 08
» MORTAL SIN: South American Tour Dates Released.
Tuesday, September 22
» OPETH To Play Australia In November.
Monday, July 27
Sunday, July 26
» SLAYER And MEGADETH To Team Up For Tour Of Australia, NZ.
Wednesday, July 15
» KREATOR: Hordes Of Chaos To Australia! MORTAL SIN To Support!
Saturday, July 11
» MORTAL SIN To Tour South America In November.
Tuesday, June 09
» ARCH ENEMY Live In Zagreb, Croatia.
Sunday, June 07
» MORBID ANGEL: Sydney Photos Online.
Saturday, June 06
» EYEFEAR Announce Lineup Change.
» In Case You Missed It: THE CORPSE ARE COMING! (to Oz)
» ARCH ENEMY, SUFFOCATION Team Up For Aussie Tour.
Tuesday, March 31
» DREADNAUGHT Announces Release Date for New LP.
Friday, March 27
» SILENT KINGDOM: New Album Nominated As 'Album of the Year' In Ex-Yugo.
» CHOSEN Announce Canadian Tour Dates In April.
Wednesday, March 25
Sunday, March 22
» ANARION: New Song 'DISPUSION' Posted Online.
Friday, March 20
» ANNO DOMINI MORTUS To Play Melbourne's MARCH OF DARKNESS Festival In April.
Wednesday, March 18
» IRON MAIDEN: Documentary Film 'FLIGHT 666' In Cinemas April 21st.
Thursday, November 20
» NAZXUL Guitarist Killed In Motorcycle Accident.
Wednesday, November 12
Sunday, November 09
» THE AMENTA: 'n0n' Released In Australia.
Friday, November 07
» EYEFEAR: New Album THE UNSEEN To Be Streamed In Full.
Monday, November 03
» ALCHEMIST To Play Melbourne.
Wednesday, October 29
» DEATH ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT To Team Up For Australian Tour.
Monday, October 27
» Roxanne Constantin Joins QUO VADIS On Bass.
Tuesday, October 21
» PSYCROPTIC: Australian/New Zealand OB(SERVANT) Tour Details.
Saturday, August 30
» VADER Parts Ways With Drummer, Guitarist.
Thursday, August 28
» LARS ULRICH Promises To Play At Our High School Gyms? View Video!
Wednesday, August 27
Monday, August 25
» ICICLAN, WARDAEMONIC Australian Tour 2008.
Tuesday, July 01
» INTO ETERNITY: 'Diagnosis Terminal' Track Posted Online.
Saturday, June 28
» EDGUY Reveal New Album Title.
Friday, June 27
» THE AMENTA To Start Mixing n0n.
Monday, June 23
» METALLICA: Video Interview With ROBERT TRUJILLO Available Online.
» MEGADETH Is Not Playing Turkey In July.
» CARCASS To Tour Australia In October.
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Wednesday, May 28
» TESTAMENT: September Dates Confirmed! MORTAL SIN To Support.
» DISMEMBER Return To Burn Australia.
» JUDAS PRIEST To Tour Australia In September.
Wednesday, May 07
» MAYHEM OZ/NZ Tour Postponed To Later In 2008.

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