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Hackneyed

Formed: 2007
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hackneyed News

Below is our complete Hackneyed news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Hackneyed Posts "Deatholution" Music Video Online

German death metallers Hackneyed are currently set to release their upcoming album "Burn After Reaping" on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released a new music video from the album for the song "Deatholution." The video can be viewed below. More...

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Hackneyed Streaming New Song "Deatholution" Online

German death metallers Hackneyed are currently set to release their upcoming album "Burn After Reaping" on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has also issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online:

"Hey Guys and Gals;

"Today we've posted our Myspace-Design for 'Burn After Reaping' and also the new song 'DEATHOLUTION' from our upcoming Album - Hope you like it!

"This post is a little tribute to our homie Micheal Jackson - R.I.P, dude!"

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Hackneyed Reveals New Album Details

German death metallers Hackneyed have finished work on their upcoming album "Burn After Reaping," which will be released on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover art for the album can be viewed here. The band also issued the following statement about the album:

"After long and hard work, we just finished the studio work for 'Burn After Reaping' and I can assure you, that the songs will kick major ass!! It will be louder and more brutal than anything you’ve heard before! Our producer Corni Bartels pushed us to the limit and made the album what it is right now – a fucking killer! We have done a lot of crazy things and tried a lot to pimp the album. 'Burn After Reaping' will differ from 'Death Prevails' if it comes to songwriting and sound, but of course all known HACKNEYED trademarks have been kept. Björn Goosses of KILLUSTRATIONS (DEW-SCENTED, ABORTED etc…) created the artwork which matches our expectations perfectly. It fits the album like every single song!"

The track list will be as follows: More...

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Arsames Confirmed For Metal Camp 2009

Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:

ABORTED
ALESTORM
AMON AMARTH
BLIND GUARDIAN
DEATH ANGEL
DEATHSTARS
DESTRUCTION
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
DIMMU BORGIR
DOWN
DRAGONFORCE
EDGUY
EQUILIBRIUM
EXTREMA
GRAVEWORM
HACKNEYED
HATEBREED
HOLLENTHON
KATAKLYSM
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KREATOR
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
SATYRICON
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
SUIDAKRA
TESTAMENT
VADER
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS

For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.

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First Bands Announced For Was Soll Death Festival

Massacre Records has announced that the German Was Soll Death Festival will take place on May 5th in Abtsgmünd at the old Summer Breeze festival area. The first confirmed bands are Heaven Shall Burn, Eisregen, and Hackneyed.

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Hackneyed Checks In From the Studio

Germany death metal band, HACKNEYED, has entered Weltraum studios in Munich with Producer Corni Bartels (DIE ÄRZTE, KILLERPILZE, END OF GREEN, MEGAHERZ etc.) to record their new album "Burn After Reaping."

"It's Phil from HACKNEYED, checking in from Munich where we're currently working on our second album 'Burn After Reaping.' We're really putting the pedal to the (Death) metal with our ideas and Corni Bartels, our producer from the Weltraum studios, creates some amazing sound which is going to blow your brains out! We'll keep you up to date and will provide you some cool studio-stuff soon - stay tuned! See ya!"

"Burn After Reaping" will be released in the Summer via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Sepultura And More Added To With Full Force

Sepultura, Hackneyed and Anathema are the latest bands to be announced for Germany's With Full Force Festival this year. The festival will take place between July 3rd and 4th at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany.

The lineup is now as follows:

ALL SHALL PERISH
AMON AMARTH
ANATHEMA
ASPHYX
AUGUST BURNS RED
BACKFIRE
BLOODCLOT
BOUNCING SOULS
BRING ME THE HORIZON
CALLEJON
CARCASS
COMEBACK KID
CRUSHING CASPARS
DEADLINE
DEADLOCK
DER W.
DEVILDRIVER
DIE KASSIERER
DIMMU BORGIR
EISREGEN
END OF GREEN
FACEBREAKER
GOD FORBID
HACKNEYED
HATEBREED
IGNITE
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MAROON
MOTÖRHEAD
MUCKY PUP
MY DYING BRIDE
NERVECELL
NO TURNING BACK
PARKWAY DRIVE
RAUNCHY
SCARAB
SEPULTURA
SMOKE BLOW
STOMPER 98
TERROR
THE RED CHORD
THE SORROW
WALLS OF JERICHO
WARBRINGER

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Hackneyed Announces New Guitarist

Nuclear Blast has issued the following statement about Hackneyed parting ways with their guitarist:

"Germanys No. 1 death metal lunatics HACKNEYED just announced the departure of their long-time friend and guitarist iX. A permanent replacement has just been found with Juan Sierra.

"Quoted drummer Tim Cox: "iX’s decision to leave the band was pretty unexpected and of course we pity it. Nevertheless, iX leaves as friend and we wish him all the best for his future musical as well as private endeavours. We are excited about having Juan with us now who’s already contributing to the songwriting just after a few rehearsals! He’s an outstanding guitarist and will add a lot to the band with his abilities!“

"Currently HACKNEYED are hard at work for their upcoming yet untitled new album. Watch out for some more gut candy summer 2009!!"

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Germany's Winterbreath Festival Lineup Revealed

Germany's Winterbreath Festival, which takes place on January 2 and 3, 2009 in Hauptsmoorhalle, DE-Strullendorf/Bamberg is shaping up. Here are the bands confirmed so far:

ANIMA SEMENTIS
HATRED
EMERGENCY GATE
ZWANGSVERSTEIGERTEN
HACKNEYED
DEBAUCHERY
ILLDISPOSED
ERASER
NARCOLEPTIC
LEGIO MORTIS
EBOLA
PROFANATION
DAVIDIAN
DRYROT
ENEMY OF THE SUN
PARADOX
HATE SQUAD
DEW-SCENTED
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
HIRSCHLEDER

For more information, visit the festival's website at winterbreath.de.

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Hackneyed Releases Fourth Trailer For New Album

The fourth trailer for "Death Prevails," the full-length debut from south German death metal maniacs HACKNEYED, can be viewed on YouTube or below. The CD, which was produced by Roger Grüninger and mastered by Achim Köhler, is due on September 2nd via Nuclear Blast Records USA. Two more trailers will be made available before the CD release.

According to a press release, "These five youngsters are just as convincing as MORBID ANGEL must have been when they released their first album back in the day! Not only is the band already a bright star in the sky of extreme metal but is also the youngest band Nuclear Blast has signed ever since. Probably HACKNEYED are also the youngest death metal act on the planet as the average age of the band members is just 16 years (guitarist Devin being just 14 years old!), but already shredding and grooving as hell — mark these words!

"Being founded in early 2007 the band has already achieved to play an amount of successful shows as well as draw attention from several bigger bands and also of Achim Ostertag (organizer of Germany’s Summer Breeze festival and CEO of Silverdust Records) who presented the band to the deeply impressed Nuclear Blast staff that signed them right away!" More...

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Hackneyed Create New MySpace Page

German death metal band Hackneyed, who recently signed to Nuclear Blast records, have setup a new MySpace page with pictures of the band and info about their upcoming shows.

The band is also streaming the song "Gut Candy" from the "Death Prevails" album. The song can be heard here.

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Hackneyed Posts New Album Trailer Online

German death metal band Hackneyed has released a second video for the making of their Nuclear Blast debut album, "Death Prevails." The album, produced by Roger Grüninger and mastered by Achim Köhler, is due out on July 25th.

You can watch the new album trailer on YouTube or below. More...

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Hackneyed Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of south German death metal maniacs HACKNEYED.

"These five youngsters are just as convincing as MORBID ANGEL must have been when they released their first album back in the day," reads the press release. "Not only is the band already a bright star in the sky of extreme metal but is also the youngest band Nuclear Blast has signed ever since. Probably HACKNEYED are also the youngest death metal act on the planet as the average age of the band members is just 16 years (guitarist Devin being just 14 years old!), but already shredding and grooving as hell - mark these words!"

Being founded in 2007 the band has already achieved to play an amount of successful shows as well as draw attention from several bigger bands and also of Achim Ostertag (organizer of Germany's Summer Breeze festival and CEO of Silverdust Records), who presented the band to the deeply impressed Nuclear Blast staff that signed them right away.

The first neck breaker, "Gut Candy" (also included on the below linked trailer), has also been made available through the bands MySpace page.

Last but not least HACKNEYED also just joined the roster of Dragon Productions who will handle all live and booking duties.

HACKNEYED are more than ready to release their first audible massacre "Death Prevails," produced by Roger Grüninger and mastered by Achim Köhler, on July 25th and will also guest on several open airs in summer 2008. The bands has just been confirmed for the Summer Breeze Open Air.

You can check out the following video of the making of "Death Prevails" to get an impression of what HACKNEYED is all about: More...

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