DRACONIAN Complete Work On 'Arcane Rain Fell'

Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have completed work on their sophomore album, "Arcane Rain Fell", tentatively due in December 2004/January 2005 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Where Lovers Mourn" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains "more than 60 minutes of music," according to a posting on the ...

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MARDUK: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new MARDUK song, entitled "Throne of Rats", has been made available for download at this location. "Throne of Rats" comes off the group's new album, "Plague Angel", due in Europe on November 22 via Blooddawn/Regain. It will be released on the following formats: CD, LP and Picture Disc, and possibly also as ...

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DENIAL OF GOD Singer Discusses Band's Future

Ustumallagam, vocalist of the Danish "black horror metal" act DENIAL OF GOD, recently spoke to the Damned In Black webzine about the group's upcoming plans. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Damned In Black: Could you please start off by telling us what's been up with your band recently? Ustumallagam: "Everything ...

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ENEMYNSIDE Announce New Bassist

Italian thrashers ENEMYNSIDE have announced the addition of bassist Francesco Grieco (RAINSPAWN) to the group's ranks. The band performed the first foreign show with the new lineup at the Metal Dose Fest (with TANKARD and SOUL REAPER) in Slovenia in August. ENEMYNSIDE released their debut album, "Let The Madness Begin...", last May through Temple Of ...

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CROWPATH To Team Up With ABANDON For European Tour

Swedish metalcore act CROWPATH will be teaming up with fellow Swedes ABANDON for a nine-date European tour beginning on October 29. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 29 - Münster, GER @ Baracke Oct. 30 - Ijmuiden, NETH @ Witte Theater Oct. 31 - Gent, BEL @ Frontline Nov. 01 - Saarlouis, GER @ Juz ...

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PSYCHOPUNCH To Embark On European Tour

Sweden's PSYCHOPUNCH will kick off a headlining European tour in early November. The trek's grand finale will take place on December 3 in their hometown Västeras, where they will rock the house alongside fellow countrymen ENTOMBED. A complete list of tour dates can be found at www.silverdust.de. PSYCHOPUNCH are touring in support of ...

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EARTH Sign With SOUTHERN LORD

Seattle-based "ambient metal" act EARTH have inked a deal with Southern Lord Records. EARTH have long been one of the primary influences of many Southern Lord artists, including the inspiration of the formation, sound, theory, and execution of SUNN O))). Over the last decade, EARTH have had a mysterious and abstruse career. Despite a multitude ...

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FORENSICK To Record Debut Album

Spanish brutal death metallers FORENSICK will enter X Recording Studios (managed by members of Spanish grind act GRUESOME STUFF RELISH) in Mieres (Asturias), Spain on October 14 to begin recording their full-length debut, "Reign Of Survival Horror". A December 2004 release through Necromance Records is expected. "Reign Of Survival Horror" tentative track listing: 01. Survival ...

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