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Rectified Spirit Announces Self-Titled Debut Album Details And Release Date

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Heavy Metal act Rectified Spirit from Guwahati, India have announced the release of their self titled debut album. The album is slated for release on 28th December. The 10 track album has been recorded at Lucid Recess Studio and mixed and mastered by Zorran Mendonsa who has previously worked with artists like Demonic Resurrection, New Way Home, Solstate, Indus Creed etc. The album artwork has been done by Mayur Saikia.

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Periphery-Periphery II:This Time It’s Personal

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“Periphery II- This Time It’s Personal”, the second full-length release from Maryland based Progressive/Math Metal outfit Periphery. Featuring guitar wizard Misha ”The Bulb” Mansoor, Jake Bowen and Mark Holcomb on guitars, Spencer Sotelo on vocals, Matt Halpern on drums, and Adam Getgood on bass, the band has gone several line-up changes before producing their sophomore effort, via contemporary Metal nursery, Sumerian Records. Periphery II has a play-time of almost 70 minutes with a mixed bag of Progressive Metal, Math Metal, and-for the lack of better words - Pop.

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Veil Of Maya-Eclipse

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ECLIPSE is the latest offering from Illinois based Prog-Deathcore quartet, VEIL OF MAYA. The album, their fourth full-length record has been released worldwide as of 28th February 2012.

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Tesseract To Release Acoustic EP Soon

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U.K Progressive Metal band TESSERACT are working on an acoustic EP, tentatively titled PERSPECTIVE, for a spring release via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. The effort will contain reworked versions of tracks from the band's debut album, ONE, plus "a very special" cover version.

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Veil Of Maya Streaming New Track Vicious Circle

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Chicago based Extreme Progressive Metal titans VEIL OF MAYA will release their third full-length album, ECLIPSE, on 28th February via SUMERIAN RECORDS. Produced by djent hero Misha Mansoor of PERIPHERY, the CD is "a stunningly concise yet diverse metal record, packed full of death metal chops, technical metal grooves, progressive arrangements and hardcore rip-yer-throat-out attitude," according to a press release. "The guitar work is as slick is it comes - stunning precision, inventive melodies and tasteful use of technique that will equally impress the muso as much as the metal head. But most importantly, this album is full of so many memorable riffs, rhythms and vocal hooks that you'll be itching to hit play again as soon as it's finished."

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Periphery Drummer Launches Bandhappy: An Online Music Education Service

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Scheduled to launch in early 2012, the Bandhappy online music community, founded by PERIPHERY drummer Matt Halpern, promises to "reshape how music teachers and students connect in a first-of-its-kind music community." Bandhappy will offer either in-person lessons or online lessons anywhere on the planet via a custom-built, in-house video chat system.

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Periphery Parts Ways With Guitarist Alex Bois

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Maryland based Experimental/Progressive Metal six-piece PERIPHERY has released the following statement:
"We have some sad news to share. [Guitarist] Alex Bois and PERIPHERY have decided to part ways. This is truly a sad day for PERIPHERY, because Alex has been with us since the beginning, and he is like a brother to us. We're going to do everything we can to make the most out of this unfortunate situation, and soldier on like we always have in the past when faced with setbacks. In regards to all of our upcoming shows and tours, worry not! We will have special guest artists filling in for Alex, so our touring plans will not be changing whatsoever. Throughout all of this, we really appreciate your support and understanding."

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Grimmortal Releases Debut Music Video Resistance

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Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra based Deathcore band GRIMMORTAL recently came up with the bands debut music video titled RESISTANCE. The composition of the single is a result of the whole group itself and was lyrically laid down by Prateek Keni. Check out the music video below!

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Interview: Keshav Dhar(Skyharbor)

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SkyharborKeshavDharSo what’s cooking in the underground metal scene for this month? We can count on the much anticipated album release by Delhi-based SKYHARBOR, the brainchild of Keshav Dhar to whip up some hardcore djent which borders on Ambient and Experimental Metal. It features appearances by Marty Friedman (Ex-MEGADETH), Daniel Tompkins (TESSERACT, HAJI'S KITCHEN, FIRST SIGNS OF FROST), Sunneith Revankar (BHAYANAK MAUT) besides many others, which would be announced soon. Judging by the demos distributed by SKYHARBOR on Soundcloud.com, what lies ahead in the album is set to be a class apart. This is Keshav himself sharing his experiences.(Photo Courtesy: Siddhartha Menon)

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Veil Of Maya Working On New Material

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Prior to their appearance at this year's edition of The Bamboozle Festival, which was held 29th April 2011 - 1st May 2011 at the New Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Chicago's VEIL OF MAYA was busy in the nation's capital demoing new material with their great friend and Sumerian labelmate Misha Mansoor (PERIPHERY) for their as-yet-untitled new record that will be dropping in the fall.

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