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BEFORE THE DAWN's 'Deathstar Rising' Cracks Finnish Top 10

"Deathstar Rising", the sixth album from Finnish dark metal masters BEFORE THE DAWN, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 8. The CD was released on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Deathstar Rising" track listing: 01. The First Snow 02. Winter Within 03. Deathstar 04. Remembrance 05. Unbroken ...

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ROUTASIELU: Debut Album Lands On Finnish Chart

"Pimeys" (English translation: "Darkness"), the debut album from ROUTASIELU, the Finnish melodic death metal project led by Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON), has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 28. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Alkusoitto 02. Enkeli 03. Sukuhauta 04. ...

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ROUTASIELU: 'Kaipaus' Video Released

"Kaipaus", the new video from ROUTASIELU, the Finnish melodic death metal project led by Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON), can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Pimeys" (English translation: "Darkness"), which was released on February 16 via Spinefarm Records. The track listing for the CD is as ...

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ROUTASIELU: Debut Album Available For Streaming

"Pimeys" (English translation: "Darkness"), the debut album from ROUTASIELU, the Finnish melodic death metal project led by Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON), is available for streaming in its entirety at the Record Shop X web site. (Note: The stream will only be available until February 22.) "Pimeys" was released on ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN: Third 'Deathstar Rising' Trailer Released

The third in a series of trailers for "Deathstar Rising", the sixth album from Finnish dark metal masters BEFORE THE DAWN, can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Deathstar Rising" track listing: 01. The First Snow 02. Winter Within 03. Deathstar 04. Remembrance 05. Unbroken ...

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DEFILED, FLAYED DISCIPLE, HAIL OF BULLETS, PATHOLOGY Confirmed For Holland's NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

DEFILED, FLAYED DISCIPLE, HAIL OF BULLETS, PATHOLOGY and SOREPTION have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place April 29-30, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AEON (SE) ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL) AT THE GATES (SE) ATHEIST ...

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SONS OF SEASONS Mainman Comments On Upcoming Album

SONS OF SEASONS — the new progressive/symphonic metal band led by keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, DORO) — will release its sophomore album, "Magnisphyricon", on April 1 via Napalm Records. Commented Palotai: "I guess many second albums mean a big step forward for most bands. We've also learned so much during the production of [SONS OF ...

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OBITUARY, MASTER, AEON Confirmed For Holland's NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

OBITUARY, MASTER, AEON, BENEATH, CEREBRAL BORE, SOUTHWICKED and VISCERA TRAIL have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place April 29-30, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AEON (SE) ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL) AT THE GATES (SE) ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN: 'Deathstar' Video Released

"Deathstar", the new video from Finnish dark metal masters BEFORE THE DAWN, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's sixth album, "Deathstar Rising", which is scheduled for release on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented BEFORE THE DAWN mainman Tuomas Saukkonen: "It was very interesting to make a video with no ...

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Former SLUMBER Guitarist Joins ATOMA

Jari Lindholm, the former guitarist of the Swedish melodic doom/death metallers SLUMBER, has joined ATOMA, the new band featuring former SLUMBER keyboardist/vocalist Ehsan Kalantarpour alongside Rickard Insulander, Siavosh Bigonah and Markus Hill, among others. The group's debut album, "Skylight" — which was originally supposed to be made available as SLUMBER's long-awaited new CD, "Resonance" — ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN: Second 'Deathstar Rising' Trailer Released

The second in a series of trailers for "Deathstar Rising", the sixth album from Finnish dark metal masters BEFORE THE DAWN, can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Deathstar Rising" track listing: 01. The First Snow 02. Winter Within 03. Deathstar 04. Remembrance 05. Unbroken ...

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ENTOMBED: New Tour Dates Announced

The recently expanded lineup of ENTOMBED — featuring bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) and second guitarist Nico Elgstrand (who previously played bass for the group) — has scheduled the following dates: Jan. 28 - Spring & Airbrake - Belfast, Ireland Jan. 29 - The Village - Dublin, Ireland Feb. 24 - Hulen ...

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SONS OF SEASONS: New Album Details Revealed

SONS OF SEASONS — the new progressive/symphonic metal band led by keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, DORO) — has set "Magnisphyricon" as the title of its second album, due on April 1 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, SONS OF SEASONS "steps into the limelight once again to deliver a second album that is ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES: New Video Footage From The Studio

Chicago-based multinational extreme metal act AGAINST THE PLAGUES has released footage (see below) from its recent studio sessions for the follow-up to the band's debut release, "Decoding The Mainframe". Recording is currently taking place at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with producer Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM, JUNGLE ROT, NACHTMYSTIUM). The as-yet-untitled album is tentatively ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN: First 'Deathstar Rising' Trailer Released

The first in a series of trailers for "Deathstar Rising", the sixth album from Finnish dark metal masters BEFORE THE DAWN, can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Deathstar Rising" track listing: 01. The First Snow 02. Winter Within 03. Deathstar 04. Remembrance 05. Unbroken ...

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SLUMBER Calls It Quits

Swedish melodic doom/death metallers SLUMBER have officially called it quits. The group's long-awaited new album, "Resonance", has been re-titled "Skylight" and will be released in the fall under the new band moniker ATOMA. ATOMA (MySpace page) features former SLUMBER keyboardist/vocalist Ehsan Kalantarpour alongside Rickard Insulander, Siavosh Bigonah and Markus Hill, among others. In ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

Finnish dark metal masters BEFORE THE DAWN have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's sixth album, "Deathstar Rising", is scheduled for release on February 25, 2011. The CD's cover artwork can be viewed below. Founded in 1999 and led by Tuomas Saukkonen, BEFORE THE DAWN has "managed to pave their way to ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: New Song Sample Available

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release their fourth album, "Delta", on February 25, 2011 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany and marks the debut of the band's new singer, Maxi Nil, who joined the group last year. Working songtitles set to appear on the album include "Aeon", ...

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UNIVERSUM: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

90-second audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on "Mortuus Machina", the sophomore album from Australian melodic death metallers UNIVERSUM, are available at this location. "Mortuus Machina" is tentatively due in early 2011. The follow-up to 2008's "Leto Destinatus" will feature guest appearances by the following musicians: * Christian Älvestam (SCAR ...

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UNIVERSUM: New Song Posted Online

A rough-mix version of a new song from Australian melodic death metallers UNIVERSUM, "Sum Of The Universe", can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track features guest vocals from Christian Älvestam (SCAR SYMMETRY, SOLUTION .45) along with lead solos from both NIGHTRAGE axemen Marios Iliopoulos and Olof Mörck. According to the band, "it's ...

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Former EMPEROR/ZYKLON Guitarist Discusses THE WRETCHED END Project In ROCK MY MONKEY Interview

Rock My Monkey recently conducted an interview with guitarist Samoth (THE WRETCHED END, EMPEROR, ZYKLON). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Ominous", the debut album from THE WRETCHED END — the new Norway-based band featuring Samoth and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, ...

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Former EMPEROR/ZYKLON Guitarist Discusses THE WRETCHED END Project In METAL ASSAULT Interview

"Ominous", the debut album from THE WRETCHED END — the new Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON) — was released on on October 25 through Samoth's own imprint label, Nocturnal Art Productions, and marketed and distributed worldwide by Candlelight Records. ...

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AEON Rejoined By Original Drummer

Swedish technical death metallers AEON have been rejoined by their original drummer, Arttu Malkki. Commented guitarist Daniel Dlimi: "Arttu has during the last year been showing interest in playing faster death-metal once more. "After his departure from AEON back in 2002, Arttu has mainly been playing in heavier / slower metal bands. "A couple of ...

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Former EMPEROR/ZYKLON Guitarist Discusses THE WRETCHED END Project In New Interview

"Ominous", the debut album from THE WRETCHED END — the new Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON) — was released on on October 25 through Samoth's own imprint label, Nocturnal Art Productions, and marketed and distributed worldwide by Candlelight Records. ...

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CLAIRVOYANT SEED Recording Debut Mini-CD

Swedish technical thrashers CLAIRVOYANT SEED have entered the studio to begin recording a new mini-CD, entitled "Pulse Of The Inevitable", for an early 2011 release via Emrinc Records. The effort is being produced by Mike Wead, who previously played guitar in KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE and BIBLEBLACK. CLAIRVOYANT SEED is: * Henrik Ohlsson (SCAR SYMMETRY, ...

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