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XERATH: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH will release its sophomore album, simply titled "II", in North America on May 3 via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2009's "I" is described in a press release as "a huge and fully refined slab of XERATH's unique sound from the production genius of Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, PESTILENCE, ...

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PESTILENCE: New Video Interview With PATRICK MAMELI

Holland's FaceCulturerecently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE. You can now watch the chat in six parts below. PESTILENCE's new album, "Doctrine", will be released late April through Mascot Records. The eleven-track CD was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer Victor Bullok ...

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Former CELTIC FROST Mainman Mixing New SECRETS OF THE MOON Album

German progressive black metallers SECRETS OF THE MOON have tapped former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer and V. Santura (real name: Victor Bullok) (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE) to mix their new album, "Seven Bells", at Woodshed Studio in Bavaria, Germany. Commented Fischer: "Back once again at V. Santura's Woodshed Studio in the ...

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XERATH Covers MICHAEL JACKSON's 'Speed Demon'; Audio Available

U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH has released its cover version of MICHAEL JACKSON's "Speed Demon" as a digital download via iTunes and Amazon. The track was released simultaneously with XERATH's new single, "Unite To Defy". When asked why they decided to cover a MICHAEL JACKSON song, the band responded by saying, "The choice ...

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THULCANDRA Continuing Work On New Album

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has issued the following update: "Today we finished laying the last guitar tracks for [our second full-length album] 'Under A Frozen Sun' at Woodshed Studios, Germany, alongside producer V. Santura [real name: Victor Bullok] (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE). "Seven ...

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PESTILENCE: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Salvation", a brand new song from the Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Doctrine", which will be released late April through Mascot Records. The eleven-track CD was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer Victor Bullok (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS). Regarding the ...

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PESTILENCE Kicks Off South American Tour In Venezuela; Performance, Interview Footage Available

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metallers PESTILENCE kicked off their South American tour this past Wednesday, February 9 at Moulin Rouge in Caracas, Venezuela. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. Also available is video footage of the interview PESTILENCE gave to the La Mega 107.3 FM radio station the day before ...

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ESSENCE: 'Blood Culture' Video Released

"Blood Culture", the new video from Danish thrash metallers ESSENCE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Lost In Violence", which will be released on February 25 via Belgium's Ultimhate Records. The CD was recorded at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Due to his "very busy schedule," bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, OBSCURA) has been forced to leave MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. MAYAN says in a statement, "MAYAN wishes [Jeroen] all the best for the future and you'll see him around at one ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN; More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst, will release its debut album, "Quarterpast", on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is being recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT). "Quarterpast" will feature vocal contributions from the following musicians: * Mark Jansen (EPICA, ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN Recording Debut Album; More Details Revealed

MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst, will release its debut album, "Quarterpast", on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is being recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT). "Quarterpast" will feature vocal contributions from the following musicians: * Mark Jansen (EPICA, ...

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ESSENCE Signs With ULTIMHATE RECORDS

Danish thrash metallers ESSENCE have inked a deal with Belgium's Ultimhate Records for the release of the band's debut album, "Lost In Violence". Due on February 25, the CD was recorded at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen and was produced and mixed by Soren Andersen (Glenn ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, ...

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ENTHROPE Recording TYPE O NEGATIVE, PESTILENCE Covers

Finnish metallers ENTHROPE have entered D-studio in Klaukkala to record cover versions of "Wolf Moon" by TYPE O NEGATIVE and "Presence Of The Dead" by PESTILENCE. The "Wolf Moon" track will appear on an upcoming tribute album to late TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele. ENTHROPE's debut album, "Tomorrow's Dead Days", was released in June ...

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KREATOR, IMMORTAL, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, SAMAEL: Video, Photos From EINDHOVEN METAL MEEETING

A number of high-quality photos from this year's edition of the Eindhoven Metal Meeeting festival, which was held December 17-18, 2010 in Eindhoven, Holland have been posted online at Metal-Experience.com. Included are pictures of the following bands (in alphabetical order): Friday, December 17 (photos): ALCEST ENDSTILLE HELSTAR MAEL MORDHA MAYHEM MOONSPELL ...

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XERATH: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH entered Foel Studio (PORCUPINE TREE, NAPALM DEATH, ELECTRIC WIZARD, PRIMORDIAL, PAUL ROGERS) in Wales at the end of November to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2011 release. The CD will be mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, PESTILENCE, TYR, HATESPHERE). The first in a series of ...

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MARTIN VAN DRUNEN Performs PESTILENCE Classics With RITUAL TORTURE (Video)

Legendary Dutch death metal vocalist Martin Van Drunen (PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, HAIL OF BULLETS) performed two "Consuming Impulse"-era PESTILENCE classics — "Suspended Animation" and "Chronic Infection" — with California death metallers RITUAL TORTURE last night (Monday, December 13) at the Ruby Room in San Diego, California. This was Martin's first time performing live in California since ...

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VADER, KRISIUN, GORGUTS, EXHUMED, Others Confirmed For Germany's DEATH FEAST OPEN AIR

GORGUTS, EXHUMED, AMAGORTIS, VADER, KRISIUN, FACEBREAKER and DISAVOWED have been confirmed for the fifth-anniversary edition of the Death Feast Open Air festival, set to take place June 23-25, 2011 in Hünxe, Germany The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMAGORTIS (CH) BEHEADED (MLT) BLOODSOAKED (USA) DECAYING PURITY (TUR) DEPRESSION (GER) DEVOURMENT (USA) DISVOWED (NDL) ...

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