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MINDGRINDER Sign With NOCTURNAL ART PRODUCTIONS

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, have signed a deal with Nocturnal Art Productions. The group's debut album, "MindTech", was recorded in December 2002 at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR) and is scheduled for release in April 2004. "MindTech", which was originally slated for release through Sound Riot Records (a ...

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Drummer FAUST Leaves DISSECTION

Former EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun has officially parted ways with DISSECTION. According to an official press release, Eithun made the decision after a meeting with DISSECTION guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt in Stockholm, Sweden. Bård "explained that he has been tense about what impression the whole deal with DISSECTION would do to him in practice and ...

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DISIPLIN Confirmed For Norway's BY:LARM

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have been granted a showcase slot at next year's Norway's biggest music industry event, By:Larm. In the meantime, however, the band have also been booked to support GORGOROTH at Oslo's John Dee on Saturday, December 13. DISIPLIN's self-produced debut album features guest appearances by ex-EMPEROR ...

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ZYKLON: Mexican Tour Cancelled

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have cancelled their previously announced Mexican tour. The following is Samoth's official statement on the matter: "We were supposed to leave for Mexico today for a 3-show headline tour. The UK agent who dealt with this particular tour called us up at rehearsal ...

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DISSECTION Continue Search For Musicians, Plan Documentary DVD

DISSECTION guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt and drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun (ex-EMPEROR) have spent the past few weeks looking through the audition videos that have been sent to them from all over the world. In the beginning of next year, real auditions will be held for some of the musicians needed to complete the group's lineup. It ...

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ZYKLON Confirmed For England's K-FEST!

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Oct. 24 - 1001 Watt Festival – Skien, NOR Oct. 25 - Rosendal – Trondheim, NOR Nov. 30 - TBA – London, UK (K-fest) In other news, following the "incredible" success of the ...

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ZYKLON Delay New Album, Complete Music Video

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have pushed backed the U.S. release date for their new album, "Aeon", to September 23 through Candlelight Records. No reason was given for the delay. The band recently completed a video for the track "Psyklon Aeon" and will show it at their release ...

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RUNEMAGICK Split With Guitarist

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have parted ways with second guitarist Tomas Eriksson (ex-INTOXICATE, GROTESQUE, VALEDICTORY). "Tomas has decided to leave RUNEMAGICK, maybe just for a while or forever... He feels that he must quit everything to gather new inspiration and try to get the feeling back. We wish him all the best and ...

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BURZUM Albums To Receive U.S. Release For The First Time

Dead Ringer Records confirms September 23 as the first-time U.S. release of "Daudi Baldrs" and "Hlidskjalf", recordings by controversial Norwegian band BURZUM. Each will feature original artwork as created by Stephen O'Malley (EMPEROR) and pressed as originally released by Misanthropy Records in the latter '90s. The "colorful" history of BURZUM always marks the start of ...

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RUNEMAGICK Commence Work On New Material

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to this year's "Darkness Death Doom". "So far there are home demo versions of nine new songs," the band write on their official web site. "Now we will start to rehearse and develop the songs at our rehearsal place. We will ...

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DISSECTION Seeking New Members

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, now featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt and ex-EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun, are looking for a rhythm/lead guitarist and bassist to complete the group's new lineup. The band's official web site, www.dissection.nu, has posted the following requirements for the new members: Profile 1: Rhythm/Lead Guitarist "DISSECTION is looking for ...

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ZYKLON: New Song Posted Online

A brand new ZYKLON track, entitled "An Electric Manner", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "An Electric Manner" comes off the Norwegian group's forthcoming sophomore effort, "Aeon", due on September 2 through Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms", which was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway ...

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ZYKLON Premier New Material At London Gig

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, premiered material from their forthcoming album, "Aeon", at London's famed Camden Underworld on June 6. "Aeon", set for worldwide release in early September, is starting to catch early fan and media attention as expectations for the album are already high. Samoth says, "the ...

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ZYKLON Set Release Date For 'Aeon'

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have set a September 8 European release date through Candlelight Records for their sophomore full-length effort, "Aeon". The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms" was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. The complete ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Finalize Track Listing For 'Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate'

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming third album, "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", due this fall through ENTOMBED's Threeman Recordings. The follow-up to "When We Are Done, Your Flesh Will Be Ours" will contain the following cuts: 01. Hate 02. Nailed ...

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ZYKLON Finalize Track Listing For 'Aeon'

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore full-length effort, "Aeon", due in September through Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms", which was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström, will ...

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ZYKLON Name New Album, Prepare To Record

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have set "Aeon" as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, due in September through Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms" is currently being recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and will be mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer ...

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EMPEROR To Release Anthology In March

Defunct Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will release a posthumous anthology, titled "Scattered Ashes - A Decade of Emperial Wrath", through Candlelight Records in March 2003. The double-disc set, which was compiled by the band themselves, will feature rare and unreleased tracks, and will come in a limited-edition slipcase. The track listing for the collection is ...

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DARK FUNERAL Part Ways With NECROPOLIS RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DARK FUNERAL and MNW/No Fashion Records would like to announce that effective IMMEDIATELY they are no longer contractually bound to Necropolis Records. Official termination of contract papers were delivered to Owner/Operator Paul Thind of Necropolis Records as of week ending 11/22/02, officially ending DARK FUNERAL's tenure with said record label. This is ...

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ABORYM Singer Arrested For Possession Of Ecstasy Pills

Former MAYHEM and current ABORYM singer Attila Csihar is currently being held in jail in Treviso, northern Italy, where he was recently arrested for possession of 158 ecstasy pills and a small amount of hash. "We don't know yet about how much he will get, but a trial should be set around December," the rest ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer Inks Deal For New Project

Norwegian black metallers SHADOW SEASON, featuring ZYKLON/ex-EMPEROR drummer Trym, bassist/vocalist B. Winter, and guitarist Void, have inked a deal with Portugal's Sound Riot Records and will issue a four-song EP, titled "The Frozen", in December. Recorded and mixed at Tram Lydstudio during the summer months of 2002, "The Frozen" features guest appearances by GEHENNA's Sanrabb ...

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ZYKLON Line Up Norwegian Gigs

Norway's ZYKLON, featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 13 – Sandnes, NOR @ Tribute (w/ BLOOD RED THRONE) Dec. 14 – Oslo, NOR @ Betong (w/ BLOOD RED THRONE, CADAVER INC., NOCTURNAL BREED) As previously reported, ZYKLON have nearly completed work on the material for ...

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GREEN CARNATION To Record New Album

GREEN CARNATION, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, is planning to enter the studio in January to record its new album, titled "The Writings On The Wall". The follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Light of Day, Day of Darkness" will contain "a little more rock and prog stuff, and a little less ...

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EMPEROR To Issue 'Best Of' Collection In March

The now-defunct EMPEROR will issue a "best of" collection, titled "Scattered Ashes - A Decade of Emperial Wrath", through Candlelight Records in March. "Put together in cooperation with guitarist Samoth, the album is a fitting soundtrack for a band that will forever remain critical to [black metal]'s rise to popularity," states an official press release. ...

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ZYKLON Finish Writing New Album

Norway's ZYKLON, featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have nearly completed work on the material for their next album, which will record early next year for a tentative summer 2003 release. The follow-up to last year's "World Ov Worms" CD will feature Secthdamon (ODIUM, MYRKSKOG) on bass/vocals, following the departure of Daemon (LIMBONIC ...

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DISSECTION Set Release Date For Live Album

DISSECTION's much-anticipated live album, titled "Live Legacy", will finally see the light of day on February 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at Wacken Festival 1996 in Wacken, Germany, the album will include live renditions of such DISSECTION classics as "The Somberlain", "Thorns Of Crimson Death", "Frozen", "Where Dead Angels Lie", "Unhallowed", and "Retribution – ...

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