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Featured Band: Terror Universal

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Made up of current and former members of Machine Head, Ill Niño, Soulfly, and Upon A Burning Body, Terror Universal joined together to exercise their love for horror flicks and mosh-ready anthem metal without putting too much hard focus on themselves as people – hence the masks and anonymity (aside from Dave Chavarri, who has come out as a member of the band since their formation). Terror Universal has just dropped a new album – Make Them Bleed. Make Them Bleed features the talents of guest bassists John Moyer (Disturbed, Art of Anarchy, ex-Adrenaline Mob) and Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Ministry, Soulfly, Static-X). Campos appears on the track “Dead On Arrival”, and Moyer appears on “Spines”. Make Them Bleed was produced by members the band, and mixed by Eddie Wohl (Smile Empty Soul, Fuel, Ill Niño, 36Crazyfists).

Make Them Bleed can be pre-ordered right now via Bandcamp, or via the band’s brand new PledgeMusic campaign, with incentives including digital download cards, signed CDs, limited edition posters, t-shirts, stickers, limited edition blood-splatter vinyl, signed gear (including a guitar, drumhead and drum sticks), one-on-one music lessons, and more.

You can listen to ‘Make Them Bleed via the link below. Put this album on your music mix next time you’re working out at the gym. Guaranteed you’ll lift AT LEAST 5000 pounds. The album drops Jan 19. 

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Featured Band – Sorxe – ‘The Endless Chasm’

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We previously featured Phoenix’s experimental sludge/post metal band, Sorxe here. This 4 piece, consisting of guitarist/vocalist, drummer and two bassists have a bunch more material out from their album Matter & Void. Check out the video at the link below. Great music for fans of very. Hard. Rock!

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Featured Band – Starkill (All I Want For Christmas Is You)

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What better way to get into the holiday spirit than a heavy metal cover of a beloved Christmas tune? On heavy rotation at Santa’s workshop! Melodic metallers, Starkill, wreck the halls with a holiday classic. 

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Two New Tunes From Nullingroots

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Some great new heavy material from Phoenix-based Nullingroots. Check out videos for ‘Rust’ and ‘Aqua’. Nullingroots have taken what many call blackgaze to new heights and levels, releasing one of the finest albums of 2017. “a genuinely gorgeous terrain to insert some more intense blackened moments in” – Dead Rhetoric. Video and more at the link below. 

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Two New Tunes From Guitarist Jason Kui

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We previously covered Jason Kui and his incredible guitar playing here. So we’re excited to bring you two more videos from this talented Hong Kong musician!

Hong Kong-based guitar sensation, Jason Kui’s debut instrumental album, Absence of Words, features diverse sounds – modern metal, hard rock, funk and ballads – while integrating sweeping lead techniques and compelling melodies throughout. Featuring Anup Sastry on drums.

Have a look – and a listen – to Now! You! Know! and Squeaky Switch below.

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Featured Band – Zaius (In Studio)

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We’re big fans of Zaius featured previously here. Their latest drop is a live, in studio version of Echelon, taking from their debut full length, Of Adoration – which is on heavy rotation at the Sci-Clops office! Video at the link below. 

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Video – Marty Friedman – Self Pollution

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Grammy nominated recording artist and legendary guitarist as well as Ambassador of Japan Heritage (!) Marty Friedman returns with WALL OF SOUND, the much anticipated follow up to his Billboard charting album, INFERNO. 11 bombastic tracks featuring a diverse group of guests: Jinxx (Black Veil Brides), Shiv Mehra (Deafheaven) and Jorgen Munkeby (Shining), WALL OF SOUND explores, expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music. Video at the link below.

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Featured Band – Wolf King

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Live version of the track, LOYAL TO THE SOIL 1, which will appear on Wolf King’s forthcoming album, LOYAL TO THE SOIL, due out on Prosthetic Records, Spring 2018. Video and tour dates at the link below. 

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Featured Band – Reaping Asmodeia

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From Prosthetic Records: Reaping Asmodeia combine sheer brutality with meticulous technicality to craft one of the finest extreme death metal albums of the year. Video at the link below.

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Featured Band: Roast Dog

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Hailing from Riga, Latvia, Roast Dog is a progressive metal band featuring  music, guitars and programming by Mārtiņš Ķeire. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Kārlis Šteinmanis at KS Records. Artwork by Valters Mednieks. If you’re into metal guitar or progmetal, you’ll probably like this project so be sure to check out samples from the album at the link below. Looking forward to more music and hopefully, an international tour from Roast Dog! 

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Featured Band: Nullingroots

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Super heavy black metal from Phoenix/Tempe, AZ.

From Prosthetic Records: NULLINGROOTS have taken what many call blackgaze to new heights and levels, releasing one of the finest albums of 2017. “A genuinely gorgeous terrain to insert some more intense blackened moments in” – Dead Rhetoric

NULLINGROOTS is: Guitar/Vocals – Cameron Guitar – Alex Deacon – Drums.

Check out their Facebook page here. Official video for The Morning That Killed The World via the link below.

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Dimebag Darrell Fans – Check Out The New Dimevision Vol 2 CD/DVD

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With 2006’s Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have, fans of Dimebag Darrell and his work with Pantera and Damageplan were afforded the chance to see into the world of the legendary guitarist. Compiled from the many, many hours of video footage captured between the mid-80s and his later years, it was a funny, touching and poignant memorial.

Metal Blade Records is thrilled to announce the release of Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over – another true celebration of the man and how he lived his life – on November 24, 2017. Pre-orders are available via Metal Blade here. The DVD/CD set – which will include more raw footage, true gems and classic Dimebag moments – will also include five previously unreleased demos, picked from a vast catalog Dimebag accrued since longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave him his first 4-track in 1984.

Video, links, and more – click below!

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Featured Artist – Jason Kui

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Hong Kong-based guitar sensation, Jason Kui’s debut instrumental album, Absence of Words, features diverse sounds – modern metal, hard rock, funk and ballads – while integrating sweeping lead techniques and compelling melodies throughout. Featuring Anup Sastry on drums. Video at the link below.

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Featured Band – Zaius

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Here’s a very cool video for Seirenes by Zaius!

On Of Adoration, Zaius offer a glimpse into a musical world turned upside down. Featuring an array of sweeping landscapes, rhythmic thought patterns, and complex concepts ringing out with stunning, crystal clear beauty – this isn’t your average instrumental record. Of Adoration is a 40-minute journey traversing genre while defying conventional time signatures. The instrumentation is thoughtful, challenging and without pause. Zaius’ Of Adoration is a record that will appeal to fans of Between The Buried and Me, Pelican, and If These Trees Could Talk. Illustrations for the album were created by Marald Van Haasteren (Baroness, Kylesa) whose style is as colorful and alive as these tracks were meant to be. Video created by Dave Ayling. Video at the link below. 

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