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Forget Not The Chariot With Their New Documentary

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The Chariot are one of those bands that don’t exist anymore but whose mark on the scene cannot be overestimated. Blending intensely emotional music with the most amazing live shows in recent years, their hardcore mentality has touched almost every part of the genre today. Their disbandment came as a blow to many, as their unique spark was set to disappear. Now, fans and new comers alike can get a glimpse into the engine that burned behind The Chariot, with their new documentary, Forget Not released in full online, yesterday. Head on over the jump to view the film in full.

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Pomona, CA death-sludge masters Xibalba have announced details and revealed artwork for their highly anticipated third LP, Tierra Y Libertad. The album will drop January 26th in Europe and the 27th in North America via Southern Lord Records. The band commissioned renowned death metal artist Dan Seagrave for Tierra Y Libertad, famous for classic album covers like Malevolent Creation‘s Retribution, Entombed‘s Left Hand Path, and many more. Head on over the jump for the full track list and more details.

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It’s 2015 already, in case you haven’t noticed. I kid, but in a very real sense, 2015 is already looming around the corner, with releases slated for the beginning of the year getting very close indeed. Prominent among them is the upcoming album by veteran thrash/metalcore/whatever band, Sylosis, gearing up for 13th of January release of Dormant Heart. We can now check out a very cool animated video for a track off that album, ‘Leech’. Head on over the jump to do so!

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Check The New Video For ‘Track 5′ By ’68

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When Josh Scogin popped up as part of ’68 not too long after the announcement that The Chariot were packing up and call it a day, I wasn’t too impressed. It took a few spins of their debut In Humor and Sadness for me to appreciate what the band are all about. They have just dropped one of the coolest videos of the year and you have to check it out after the jump.

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Christmas Comes Early; New Cloudkicker December 1st

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Cloudkicker are one of the staff’s favorite artists, and much of the metal community would agree when I say that Ben Sharp’s music is absolutely wonderful. I got the privilige to catch him live with Intronaut a few months back and it was still one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. In the spirit of the holidays, or simply because he wanted to, Ben has decided to release a new EP on December 1st. Read the post below!

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What Jay of Johnny Wore Black is (Really) Listening To

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Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Jay aka Johnny Wore Black

You’ve just convinced one of the best known bassists in metal to collaborate with you on your new record. So what are you (really) listening to? The answers after the jump.

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farewell-pick-yours2014 has been an astounding year for metal releases. Choose your top 25 of this year after the break.

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two-weeksThe Thanksgiving holidays are upon us and all the mirth has put us a week behind on our review of our reviews. The Last Two Weeks in Reviews after the jump.

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Thomas Giles – Modern Noise

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Metal musicians from well known and established acts are tasked with the unenviable task of having to constantly justify the purpose of any creative output delivered outside of their legacy act. Frontmen in particular are not only under pressure to deliver a product up to the standard set by their back catalog, but often have to prove themselves as competent musicians and songwriters in their own right. Ignoring the ironic-to-a-fault techno album released under the Giles moniker in 2004, it didn’t take long for Between the Buried and Me frontman Tommy Rogers to find purpose in music outside of extreme metal in his solo project Thomas Giles.

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CALLED IT. Vinyl nerds shall rejoice further, as Relapse Records have announced plans to expand their recent trend of re-releasing high-profile out-of-print albums from their back catalog of releases. No more scavenging eBay for a reasonably priced copy of Miss Machine!

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