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Members of BEHEMOTH, DIMMU BORGIR Hit Polish Chart With 'Black'N'Roll'

"Black'N'Roll", the sophomore album from BLACK RIVER, the Polish rock band featuring Orion (BEHEMOTH, VESANIA), Daray (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-VADER), Taff (ROOTWATER), Kay (ex-NEOLITHIC) and Art (SOULBURNERS), has entered the national chart in the group's home country at position No. 20. The follow-up to the band's 2008 self-titled debut, "Black'N'Roll" was recorded in Studio Sonus and ...

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FAUST Album Featuring DIMMU BORGIR, ANCIENT, SADUS Members Due In September

Italian death metallers FAUST will release their new album, "From Glory To Infinity", in September via Paragon Records. The all-star project features guest appearances by the following musicians: * Aleister (ANCIENT) - Guitars/Vocals * Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, ICED EARTH) - Bass * Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski (DIMMU BORGIR, VADER, VESANIA) - Drums * Luca ...

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UNSUN: WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN Photos Available

UNSUN — the Polish band led by ex-VADER guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz — performed at this year's Wave Gotik Treffen festival, which was held May 29 - June 1, 2009 in Leipzig, Germany. Check out photos of the concert at this location. "Whispers", the latest video from UNSUN, can be viewed below. The ...

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MASACHIST To Release 'Death March Fury' This Month

MASACHIST, the project featuring Thrufel (AZARATH, YATTERING), Daray (drums; DIMMU BORGIR, VADER, VESANIA, NEOLITHIC) and vocalist Pig (Wojciech Wasowicz, a.k.a. Sauron, DECAPITATED), will release its debut album, "Death March Fury", at the end of this month in Poland by Witching Hour Productions, which is run by Bart from HERMH. The band says, "Expect deluxe packaging, ...

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MASACHIST: New Music Posted Online

MASACHIST, the project featuring Thrufel (AZARATH, YATTERING), Daray (drums; DIMMU BORGIR, VADER, VESANIA, NEOLITHIC) and vocalist Pig (Wojciech Wasowicz, a.k.a. Sauron, DECAPITATED), has posted the songs "Crush Them", "Inborn Obedience" and "Womb" on the group's MySpace page. MASACHIST recently completed work on its debut album at Progresja Studio. The CD's cover art was ...

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UNSUN: 'Whispers' Video Posted Online

"Whispers", the new video from UNSUN — the Polish band led by ex-VADER guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz — can be viewed below. The song is the first single off UNSUN's debut album, "The End Of Life", which was released on September 22 via Century Media Records. Originally formed under the moniker UNSEEN, the dynamic four-piece ...

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Guitarist MAUSER Explains Decision To Leave VADER

UNSUN guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz has issued the following statement regarding his decision to leave Polish death metal veterans VADER: "I would like to confirm the news about my departure from VADER and I would also like to explain the reasons for my decision so that I can clear out all misconceptions and misinterpretations about ...

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XXV - VADER

It is rare that I'm enamored with a re-recording effort, as the results are often stale, the magic of the original recordings — no matter how devoid of modern studio polish — lost in the mix. The re-recordings of classics by the likes of TESTAMENT and DESTRUCTION surely have their moments, but the enjoyment was ...

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UNSUN: 'The End Of Life' Trailer Available

A short trailer for "The End Of Life", the debut album from UNSUN, the Polish band led by VADER guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, can be viewed below. Commented the group: "On September 22, our debut album, entitled 'The End Of Life', will be released by Century Media worldwide and we're really looking forward to hearing ...

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MASACHIST: Album Artwork Unveiled

Guitarist Thrufel (AZARATH, YATTERING) has issued the following update regarding his MASACHIST project, also featuring Daray (drummer of VADER, VESANIA and NEOLITHIC) and vocalist Pig (Wojciech Wasowicz, a.k.a. Sauron, ex-DECAPITATED): "We have finally and definitely finished working on our debut album. It was often difficult and totally stressful but the results will knock people out! ...

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VADER Guitarist's UNSUN Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of UNSUN, the Polish band led by VADER guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz. Commented the group: "We are really glad and proud to just have signed a record deal with CM. We're very excited about that and know that we've made the right choice. CM is a record label ...

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Former DECAPITATED Frontman Joins MASACHIST

Guitarist Thrufel (AZARATH, YATTERING) has issued the following update regarding his MASACHIST project, also featuring Daray (drummer of VADER, VESANIA and NEOLITHIC): "We are happy to inform you that we have just laid down the final tracks for our debut album. To be honest, it went far beyond our expectations, and that is mostly because ...

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VADER: 'XXV' Artwork Revealed

Polish extreme metallers VADER have issued the following update: "VADER are currently finishing works on their 25-anniversary album. Piotr 'Peter' Wiwczarek (guitars, vocals) did some last corrections here and there and now Wieslawscy brothers (Hertz Studio) are hard at work to transform it into whole thing. We have been waiting quite a long for some ...

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VADER Mainman Talks About 25th Anniversary, Future Plans

VADER's official web site has been updated with a new interview with the group's mainman, guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek. Read on: Q: For VADER, year 2007 abounded in many interesting events. Tours, festivals, "The Witcher"... Any comments? Peter: Sure. You're right, 2007 was a pretty busy year for VADER... as usual. The whole time we ...

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VADER Schedules 25th Anniversary Concert In Warsaw

Polish death metal veterans VADER will celebrate their 25-year anniversary with a special concert at Stodola Club in Warsaw on August 30. Also scheduled to appear are GRAVE (Sweden), NILE (U.S.), ROTTING CHRIST (Greece) and KRISIUN (Brazil). Commented Mariusz Kmiolek of Massive Music, which is organizing the gig, "Hopefully the venue will be completely packed ...

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VADER Issues Tour Update

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "We are hard at work to complete the tour schedule of VADER's upcoming XXV-Anniversary Tour 2008. Only a few dates left to announce the entire list, but they will be confirmed sooner than later! We have already confirmed three gigs in the UK — London, ...

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MASACHIST Recording Debut Album

Guitarist Thrufel (AZARATH, YATTERING) has issued the following update regarding his MASACHIST project, also featuring Daray (drummer of VADER, VESANIA and NEOLITHIC): "We are currently recording our debut album 'Death March Fury' at Progresja studio in Warsaw [Poland]. So far we have recorded the drum and guitar parts. As for the drums, I have to ...

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VADER: Video Interview With MAUSER Available

Guitarist Mauser of the Polish death metal veterans VADER was interviewed by Johnny Orlando, Jr. of "Antibiotic Resistant Metal Show" in Chicago during the recently-completed Death By Decibels tour alongside CATTLE DECAPITATION, MALEVOLENT CREATION, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, VEIL OF MAYA and LIGHT THIS CITY. Watch the six-minute clip below. VADER released its new DVD, "And Blood ...

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VADER Preparing For 'XXV Anniversary Tour 2008'

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER have issued the following update: "In 2008 VADER will celebrate their XXV anniversary. To add more splendor to it, the main Polish death metal force will appear on their headlining 'XXV Anniversary Tour 2008'. "It's going to be a very special tour! Exclusively for that occasion the band will prepare ...

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Distractive Killusions - VESANIA

"Distractive Killusions" is the sound of a band at the top of its game. Featuring drummer Daray (VADER) and vocalist/guitarist Orion (BEHEMOTH), Poland's VESANIA found a groove on 2005's "God the Lux", a symphonic black metal album that is heavy on the atmosphere, but "Distractive Killusions" sees the group reaching a whole new level. Now ...

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VADER Confirmed For Serbia's LEGACY FESTIVAL

Polish death metal veterans VADER have been confirmed for the Legacy Festival, set to take place May 30-31, 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: May 30, 2008: OBITUARY DARK FUNERAL VADER DESTRUCTION THRESHOLD May 31, 2008: FINNTROLL JORN LANDE AMORPHIS MELECHESH RAGE UNLEASHED For more information, click

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And Blood Was Shed in Warsaw - VADER

Many death metal bands have been heard discussing a steadfast dedication to a music and lifestyle rarely accepted by those in the mainstream and that is afforded little support outside traditional media outlets. Few of those bands have been able to persevere long enough and truly starve for their art without having to throw in ...

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VADER: Author Of Official Biography Seeks Fan Contributions

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "Did you face VADER and survive? Do you have any amusing anecdotes, intriguing stories, interesting memories to share with future generations of headbangers? Do you have any old flyers, posters, pictures or other kinds of VADER-related memorabilia? "The author of upcoming official biography of Polish ...

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VADER To Tour With SEPTICFLESH, DEVIAN

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "In 2008 VADER will celebrate XXV anniversary. Previously announced tournee of the band starts on April and will last till the end of May. XXV Anniversary Tour will cover all the nooks of Europe and VADER will prepare a very special set for this tour. ...

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VADER: 'And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw' DVD Preview Available

Polish death metal veterans VADER released their new DVD, "And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw", in Europe on Monday (October 15) via Metal Mind Productions. The group's third DVD, which has had its North American release date pushed back to November 20 via MVD, features footage from the band's February 12, 2007 concert at Stodola ...

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VESANIA: New Album Release Date Announced

Polish black metal masters VESANIA, whose lineup includes Orion (BEHEMOTH) and Daray (VADER), will release their third album, "Distractive Killusions" on November 20 in the U.S. and November 30 in Europe through Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland. The band recorded and mixed the effort with engineer Szymon Czech ...

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