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Belgian goremasters Aborted will be releasing their most lethal record to date, ‘Global Flatline’, on January 23rd in Europe and January 24th in North America! In anticipation of this impending onslaught of death metal, the band is now giving fans the chance to check out their brand-new video clip for the track “The Origin Of Disease” HERE. Directed and produced by Phil Berridge (Creative Junky), “The Origin Of Disease” is not for the faint of heart!

The legendary Napalm Death is now giving fans their first preview of their upcoming new album, ‘Utilitarian’, with the premiere of its first single, “Leper Colony” HERE! Set to be released on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America, ‘Utilitarian’ is the four-piece’s 14th studio album, and it promises to live up to Napalm’s legacy as leaders of extreme music- so prepare yourself for a new grind classic!

Arsonists Get All The Girls have had a great 2011 releasing their fourth studio album Motherland on Century Media Records, playing some festivals and hitting the road on some sweet tours. Guitarist Jaeson Bardoni recently took some time out of his busy holiday scheduale to exclusively tell PureGrainAudio what he considers to be the 10 albums of 2011. Check it out below.

Stu Block, vocalist of the Tampa based metal band Iced Earth spoke to me from Germany about the band’s latest record, Dystopia. This is their 10th studio release and the first for Block who joined the band early in 2011. The band is currently on tour in Europe where they are playing 40 shows over the next six weeks. Here is what Block had to say about the record and how he is adjusting to his new role as the frontman of such a well-established act.

Belgian goremasters Aborted will be releasing their 7th and most lethal record to date, ‘Global Flatline’, on January 23rd in Europe and January 24th in North America! In anticipation of this impending onslaught of extreme metal, the band is now giving fans a preview of what’s to come with the premiere of their new single, “The Origin Of Disease”, HERE.

These days there are almost as many sub genres as metal bands themselves. Things from metalcore to death metal to sludge, one of the newest sub genre is djent. Djent is a progressive metal styled coined by Meshuggah and brought to the forefront by Periphery. The name is an onomatopoeia for heavily palm-muted, distorted chords, one of the latest bands taking on the sound of Djent is TesseracT. TesseracT are 4 blokes from England and a newly recruited Yankee named…

Fans of Judas Priest, KISS, and Iron Maiden rejoice! America’s own heavy metallers, Iced Earth, recently dropped their latest album, Dystopia. This record is amazing! As soon as I pushed play, the first song and title track of the album, “Dystopia,” crushed me with heavy double bass and crunch-crunch guitar work.

Since their formation in 1990 the Brazilian death metal band Krisiun has been dishing out a punishing lethal dose of fury and aggression. That longstanding tradition is carried on in their newest release, The Great Execution which contains all of the elements that have garnered them so many accolades over the years; monster guitar riffs and commanding vocals delivered at an extremely furious pace. I had the opportunity to speak with bassist/vocalist Alex Camargo about the band and…

Fresh off the release of their third record, American thrash metal band Warbringer’s bass player Andy Laux took some time out from his busy schedule to discuss the new album, Worlds Torn Asunder. Andy talks about how the writing process was very different for World’s Torn Asunder compared to the band’s first two albums, and how new drummer Carlos Cruz was actually the group’s first choice to fill the open void. He also diffuses rumors that have been going around about tensions in the band.

Progressive djentlemen Vildhjarta have teamed-up with Metal Hammer (Germany) for the exclusive premiere of their new video clip “dagger”! Directed by Jakob Arevarn, “dagger” is the second music video from the Swedish septet’s forthcoming debut album, ‘måsstaden’, which will be released via Century Media Records on November 28th in Europe and November 29th in North America. To watch the clip, head HERE.

This is the eighth studio record from Brazilian death metal titans Krisiun. It has been three years since their last release and after just one listen I can tell you it was well worth the wait; this is top notch, technical death metal. With bone-crushing guitars, insane fret board wizardry and lots and lots of groove, The Great Execution is a death metal masterpiece; top to bottom.

For 25 years now the Swedish band Arch Enemy has been cranking out molten metal and touring the world; they are currently finishing up a stretch in the United States before they head to Japan and eventually Greece. The band consistently releases solid records and their latest disc, Khaos Legions is no exception. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Angela Gossow to discuss the tour and the record with her. Here is what she had to say.

Winds Of Plague has teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting for the premiere of their new music video for “Refined In The Fire”. Directed by Jeremy Schott of MentalSuplex, the video keeps in the Halloween vein with blood covered band members and zombies. “Being a big fan of both horror films and Halloween we wanted to do a video to tie into both.” Says vocalist Johnny Plague.