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HELL'S DOMAIN Begins Recording Debut Album

HELL'S DOMAIN — the Danish thrash metal band featuring former members of HATESPEHERE, KOLDBORN, EXMORTEM and ARTILLERY — has entered Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with renowned producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, KATAKLYSM, SICK OF IT ALL) to start tracking drums for their as-yet-untitled debut album for a spring 2013 release. Songtitles set to appear ...

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ARTILLERY Singer's RIPE: New Song Available For Streaming

Danish power metallers RIPE, who feature in their ranks current ARTILLERY singer Michael Bastholm Dahl, will release their second album, "The Eloquence Of Silence", on November 26 via Mighty Music. Formed in 2001 in Copenhagen, RIPE's style "has always been powerful heavy metal and it has never changed!" according to a press release. The band's ...

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FORCENTURY Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

Danish melodic metallers FORCENTURY have inked a deal with Mighty Music. The band's second album, "Revelant", will be released on December 3. FORCENTURY embraces music from power metal to progressive metal with an unmistakable classic rock twist that draw inspirations from both the '80s pioneers (such as IRON MAIDEN and HELLOWEEN) and the contemporary inheritors ...

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ARTILLERY Singer's RIPE To Release New Album In November

Danish power metallers RIPE, who feature in their ranks current ARTILLERY singer Michael Bastholm Dahl, will release their second album, "The Eloquence Of Silence", on November 26 via Mighty Music. Formed in 2001 in Copenhagen, RIPE's style "has always been powerful heavy metal and it has never changed!" according to a press release. The band's ...

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ARTILLERY Announces New Singer

Singer Søren Adamsen has left Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY for personal reasons and has been replaced by Michael Bastholm Dahl. Michael has already played two successful shows with ARTILLERY in Denmark. Commented Michael: "One thing I do know — I have been given the opportunity to join the most hard-hitting legendary thrash metal band ...

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EARACHE Acquires HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

British extreme metal record label Earache Records has acquired U.S. label Heavy Artillery Records, combining two of the premier forces in metal music. Currently celebrating 25 years in the business, Earache Records has been the home to some of the biggest names in metal, and continues to push forwards with some of the best new ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Rejoined By Guitarist NICLAS KARLSSON

Swedish metallers CRYSTAL EYES have issued the following update: "Paul [guitarist Pål Petterson] is out of the band and we're ready for another chapter. We're now extremely happy to welcome back Niclas Karlsson and are looking forward to once again share the path of heavy metal with this great guitarist. "If you know your CRYSTAL ...

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ARTILLERY Announces New Drummer

Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY have recruited drummer Josua Madsen to replace founding member Carsten Nielsen, who left the band in April "for personal reasons." Madsen previously played for the Houston, Texas-based progressive death act CONSUMED. Commented ARTILLERY: "Josua has been living the last couple of years in the U.S. playing with different bands. Last ...

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HELL'S DOMAIN: New Performance Footage Posted Online

New performance footage of HELL'S DOMAIN — the Danish thrash metal band featuring former members of HATESPEHERE, KOLDBORN, EXMORTEM and ARTILLERY — can be seen below. The clips were filmed on May 12 when HELL'S DOMAIN supported Swedish death'n'roll kings ENTOMBED and Danish veterans ILLDISPOSED in Århus, Denmark. HELL'S DOMAIN is currently wrapping up the ...

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EXUMER's First-Ever Video To Be Filmed In Brazil

German thrashers EXUMER are filming their first-ever official video in their 27-year long history today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The clip will feature the title track of the band's latest album, "Fire And Damnation", which was released in April via Metal Blade Records. EXUMER is in the middle of its "South American Damnation" tour with ...

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Encirclement - DECAYING

Once "Encirclement" starts lighting up the night with artillery fire you'd not be faulted for thinking that DECAYING plays an adept brand of death metal that is rather familiar. When DECAYING are not penetrating deep inside the enemy's perimeter like BOLT THROWER, they're shifting gears into the kind of death chugs and hoarse growls that ...

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MORTILLERY Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Canadian female-fronted old-school thrash warriors MORTILLERY have inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band's new album, "Murder Death Kill", will be released at the end of June. Says the group: "We are so excited for this opportunity. We feel like we fit right in with Napalm and can’t wait to work with them from ...

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MOONSPELL: 'Lickanthrope' Video Released

"Lickanthrope", the new video from Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Filipe Melo, who worked with the band on the "I Will See You In My Dreams" video ten years ago. The shoot took place in Nandufe, Tondela, in the central region of Portugal. The full version of ...

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ARTILLERY Drummer Announces His Departure

Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY will perform in the U.S. for the first time ever next month. ARTILLERY will play gigs in May in New York and at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. They will then move to South America to perform in Argentina, Chile and Brazil. At the end of the year, ARTILLERY will ...

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MOONSPELL Filming 'White Skies' Video

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL have begun filming a video for the song "White Skies" from their forthcoming album, "Alpha Noir". The cover artwork for the CD — which will be released on April 27 via the band's new label home, Napalm Records — is described as an intricate, marvellous and symbolic creation by Seth Siro ...

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DECEASED's KING FOWLEY Drums And Sings At Trenton Show (Video)

Veteran American death metallers DECEASED played without their drummer Eric "The Hindenburg" Mayes last night (Saturday, March 31) at the Championship Bar in Trenton, New Jersey. DECEASED frontman King Fowley doubled as the band's drummer for the gig — the first time he has assumed the dual role in almost a decade. Fowley told

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MOONSPELL: 'Lickanthrope' Video Teaser Available

A teaser for "Lickanthrope", the new video from Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Filipe Melo, who worked with the band on the "I Will See You In My Dreams" video ten years ago. The shoot took place in Nandufe, Tondela, in the central region of Portugal. A ...

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MOONSPELL: 'Alpha Noir' Deluxe Box Set Detailed

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL will release their new album, "Alpha Noir", on April 27 via the band's new label home, Napalm Records. The cover artwork for the CD — an intricate, marvellous and symbolic creation by Seth Siro Anton, the Greek artist who collaborated with the band on "Night Eternal" — can be seen below. ...

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HELL'S DOMAIN Putting Finishing Touches On Material For Debut Album

HELL'S DOMAIN, the Danish thrash metal band featuring former members of HATESPEHERE, KOLDBORN, EXMORTEM and ARTILLERY, is currently wrapping up the songwriting for its as-yet-untitled debut album. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Hangman's Fracture", "Dead Civilization", "The Walls Come Tumblin' Down" and "The Needle And The Vein". In other news, HELL'S DOMAIN ...

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EXUMER To Tour South America With ARTILLERY

German thrashers EXUMER will join forces with Danish thrash masters ARTILLERY for a series of shows in South America in May and June. This is EXUMER's first appearance in South America in 24 years, where the band last played in Brazil in 1988. Commented EXUMER vocalist Mem V. Stein: "We have been waiting for this ...

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ESSENCE Taps Producer PETER TÄGTGREN For New Album

Danish thrashers ESSENCE have entered Abyss Studio with producer Peter Tägtgren (MARDUK, IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, AMON AMARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM) to begin recording their sophomore album, to be released later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined record label. Commented ESSENCE: "It is a great honor for us to work with Peter. It was natural for ...

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MOONSPELL To Film 'Lickanthrope' Video

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL are preparing to film a video for their new song "Lickanthrope". The clip will be directed by Filipe Melo, who worked with the band on the "I Will See You In My Dreams" video ten years ago. The shoot will take place in Nandufe, Tondela, in the central region of Portugal. ...

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MOONSPELL: 'Alpha Noir' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL will release their new album, "Alpha Noir", on April 27 via the band's new label home, Napalm Records. The cover artwork for the CD — an intricate, marvellous and symbolic creation by Seth Siro Anton, the Greek artist who collaborated with the band on "Night Eternal" — can be seen below. ...

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INMORIA Announces New Singer

INMORIA — the Swedish project featuring Christer Andersson (TAD MOROSE) on guitar, Dan Eriksson (ex-TAD MOROSE) on keyboards, Tommi Karppanen (MORGANA LEFAY, TAD MOROSE), and Peter Moren (TAD MOROSE, STEEL ATTACK) on drums — has recruited Ronny Hemlin (STEEL ATTACK, TAD MOROSE) as its new singer following the departure of Danish vocalist Søren "Nico" Adamsen ...

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Former HATESPHERE, ARTILLERY, KOLDBORN, EXMORTEM Members Join Forces In HELL'S DOMAIN

HELL'S DOMAIN, the Danish thrash metal band featuring former members of HATESPEHERE, KOLDBORN, EXMORTEM and ARTILLERY, made its live debut on January 12 in the group's hometown Aarhus, Denmark. Video footage of the performance can be seen below. HELL'S DOMAIN was formed by guitarist Bjørn Bihlet (ex-KOLDBORN, BOIL) and bassist Lars Knudsen (ex-CRIONIC) in 2007 ...

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MOONSPELL: New Album Title, Other Details Revealed

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL have set "Alpha Noir" as the title of their new album, due on April 27 via the band's new label home, Napalm Records. Commented MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro: "A true band has to have to a glorious past, a solid present and a bright future. More than that, a true band ...

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EVIL SURVIVES, PUTRESCENCE Members Form JUDAS PRIEST Tribute Band

Members of EVIL SURVIVES (Heavy Artillery Records) and PUTRESCENCE (No Escape Records) have formed a JUDAS PRIEST tribute band called JUDAS PRIEST DANCE PARTY. According to a press release, JUDAS PRIEST DANCE PARTY will perform "all the mid-paced dancey PRIEST tunes" this Friday, December 16 at the Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. "You'll hear classics ...

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