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SATURNUS Confirmed For CHICAGO POWERFEST

Denmark's melodic doom metal masters SATURNUS have been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2007. The fifth annual metal festival will take place on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at The Pearl Room in Mokena, IL. SATURNUS will be playing in support of its critically acclaimed new album, "Veronika Decides To Die", which was produced ...

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USIPIAN Calls It Quits

Danish "apocalyptic" old-school death metallers USIPIAN have issued the following update: "We are sorry to announce that USIPIAN no longer exists due to differences within the band in regard to musical direction. The final testament of USIPIAN will be a MCD/7-inch EP containing three tracks recently recorded in Sweet Silence Studios with Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, ...

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DESTRUCTOR: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Cleveland, Ohio's legendary power/thrash band DESTRUCTOR has set "Forever in Leather" as the title of its forthcoming album, due on April 13 Auburn Records. The CD was recorded in Cleveland at Metro Sync and Noise Floor studios and is scheduled to be mixed starting next week with producer Don Depew (BREAKER guitarist). The track listing ...

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DESTRUCTOR's New Full-Length Album Due Next Spring

DESTRUCTOR's headlining appearance at the opening night of the Keep It True VIII festival in Germany on April 13, 2007 is officially sold out. The legendary Cleveland, Ohio power/thrash band will be delivering an extended headlining set that will feature classics from past releases "Maximum Destruction" and "Sonic Bullet", along with selections from their forthcoming ...

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HIRAX Added To Select Dates On DESTRUCTION Tour

Underground metal champions HIRAX have been added to the following dates on the DESTRUCTION/SADUS North American tour: Jan. 21 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater Jan. 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's Jan. 24 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle Feb. 13 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit Feb. 14 - ...

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HIRAX: New Song Available For Download

A new HIRAX track, entitlted "Lucifer's Inferno", is available for download at this location. "Lucifer's Inferno" and "City of the Dead" are slated to appear on the compilation "Speed Kills Again", to be released on Heavy Artillery, a subsidiary of Punk Core Records. Three other tracks, "Summon the Death Dealers", "Assassins of War", ...

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HIRAX Completes Mexican Tour

HIRAX has returned from the Mexican leg of their 2006 tour. The band played to their rabid metal fans across the border on October 28 at Cocktail Bar Live in Leon, Mexico and October 29 at Circo Volador in Mexico City. "The show in Leon gathered a lot of die hard metal brothers and sisters," ...

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RAMMER And TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Team Up For Canadian Tour

Toronto, Canada's RAMMER and Boston's TOXIC HOLOCAUST will join forces this week for a 17-date tour of Canada, dubbed Incineratour 2006. The details are as follows: Oct. 05 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar le Magog Oct. 06 - Montreal, QC @ Saphir (w/ INEPSY) Oct. 07 - Quebec City, QC @ L'arlequin (w/ INEPSY) Oct. ...

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HIRAX Prepares To Record New Material, Hit The Road

Thrash metal icons HIRAX will enter the studio in October to record the first new material since 2004's "The New Age of Terror". The band is scheduled to begin recording four new tracks on October 13 at Shiva Industries Studio in Santa Ana, California. John Haddad will produce the tracks "Lucifer's Inferno" and "City of ...

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MERCILESS DEATH Replace VINDICATOR At MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

California-based MERCILESS DEATH (Heavy Artillery Records) have replaced their labelmates VINDICATOR on the billing of the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the festival organizers, VINDICATOR were forced to drop off the bill due to "issues within the lineup." The lineup for ...

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RAMMER: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Toronto thrash metal quintet RAMMER has confirmed the following select shows in Southern Ontario in support of their recently released debut album "Cancer" (Blue Fog Recordings): May 05 - Guelph, ON @ The Shadow May 06 - London, ON @ Call The Office May 11 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground Jun. 06 - Oshawa, ...

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ENSIFERUM Set Release Date For 10th Anniversary DVD

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have set a June 14 release date for the DVD of their 10th anniversary celebration concert, which took place Dec. 31, 2005 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. The band are planning on entering the studio in November to begin recording their third album for a tentative early February ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Song Available For Streaming

The track "Warrior's Quest" from Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, is available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the group's new EP, "Dragonheads", due on February 15 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD was recorded and mixed in November at ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release Live DVD In The Summer

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have posted the following message on their official web site: "ENSIFERUM thanks everyone who attended the 10th anniversary celebration concert [at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland on Dec. 31, 2005]. If everything goes according our plans, the DVD of that ...

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ENSIFERUM: Complete 'Dragonheads' Details Revealed

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have completed work on their new EP, "Dragonheads", due on February 15, 2006 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD was recorded and mixed in November at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was mastered by Mika ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release 'Dragonheads' In February

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have set "Dragonheads" as the title of their new EP, due in February 2006 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD is being recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki and will contain one new track, new studio recordings of several ...

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ENSIFERUM To Film 10-Year Anniversary Show For Upcoming DVD

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, will film their New Year's Eve 10-year anniversary concert at the Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland for an upcoming DVD. ENSIFERUM, who recently parted ways with drummer Oliver Fokin and replaced him with Janne Parviainen, will enter Sonic Pump studios ...

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MANATARK Complete Work On New Album

Estonian black metallers MANATARK have completed work on their third full-length album, "Crimson Hours", tentatively due in early 2006 via Metal Age Productions. "If you liked [2003's] 'Chaos Engine' [Metal Age Productions], then the new album is even more furious and punctual, making it undoubtedly the best MANATARK album yet!" the band write on their ...

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SATURNUS: New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MERCYFUL FATE's DENNER

Danish doomsters SATURNUS recently entered Sweet Silence Studios in Denmark with producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, ARTILLERY) to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due in February/March 2006 via Finland's Firebox Records. Evilution Magazine was exclusively invited by the band to spend a day together with them in the studio, where editor Bo ...

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ENSIFERUM Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have officially parted ways with drummer Oliver Fokin. "As some of you may have already noticed, there's been a new man behind the drums at the live concerts during the past six months," the group write on their web ...

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ENSIFERUM To Record New Album Next Summer

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, will enter Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki in November to record a mini-CD containing one new track, new studio recordings of several old demo songs, and a couple of traditional Finnish folk covers. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released ...

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SATURNUS To Enter Studio Next Month

Celebrated Danish doomsters SATURNUS will enter Sweet Silence Studios in Denmark on September 26 with producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, ARTILLERY) to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due in February/March 2006 via Finland's Firebox Records. The recording sessions for the new CD will last two weeks. SATURNUS, who recently inked a two-album deal with ...

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SATURNUS Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Celebrated Danish doomsters SATURNUS have inked a two-album deal with Finland's Firebox Records. The group's much-anticipated third full-length album will be recorded later this year for an early 2006 release. SATURNUS' last CD, "Martyre" (2000), was recorded in April-May 1999 at the Sweet Silence Studios in Denmark with producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, ARTILLERY). ...

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA METAL UNDERGROUND To Release Compilation CD

Northern California Metal Underground (NCMU.COM) has put together a compilation CD, "Lessons In Brutality, Volume 1", featuring some of Northern California's most brutal underground metal acts. The bands appearing on the album are as follows: MUMMIFICATION TORRID REMAINS INSANITY SOL ASUNDER ARTILLERY HELL DEAD SYNDICATE SHITSTORM KURU IMAGIKA SILENT SINNER BENEATH A BLEEDING SKY SENTENCED ...

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ENSIFERUM To Record New EP In November

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, will record a mini-CD in November containing one new track, new studio recordings of several old demo songs, and a couple of traditional Finnish folk covers. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released in early 2006. ENSIFERUM's sophomore album, "Iron", ...

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