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REQUIEM Parts Ways With Singer

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have issued the following update: "After 13 years vocalist Michi Kuster has decided to leave the band due to family reasons. It's not possible for him anymore to take part of the busy band schedule. "Michi will play his last show with REQUIEM on February 11, 2010 at Dynamo, Zurich (Switzerland) ...

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KISS, RATT, SEPULTURA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

KISS, RATT and SEPULTURA are among the first confirmed bands for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 25-27, 2010 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM ALL SHALL PERISH ANVIL BEHEMOTH BLEEDING THROUGH DEADLOCK IGNITE IMMORTAL JON OLIVA'S PAIN KISS KORPIKLAANI MY DYING ...

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REQUIEM: 'Marked By The Signs Of Chaos' Video Released

"Marked By The Signs Of Chaos", the new video from the Swiss death metal band REQUIEM, can be viewed below. The clip was shot on March 14, 2008 at a sold-out show in Berne, Switzerland. A second video for the track "Perish In Open Fire" was filmed in a salt mine in the French-speaking part ...

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INZEST Hard At Work On New Material

After a six-month break, Austrian death metallers INZEST are back in the rehearsal room working on material for their third album. According to singer Maggo, "the new songs are going to be more brutal and headcrushing than the songs on [2008's] 'Grotesque New World'." A summer 2010 release is expected. "Grotesque New World" was released ...

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MANTICORA: Debut Mini-CD Available For Free Download

Danish power/thrash/prog metallers MANTICORA have made their self-financed debut mini-CD, "Dead End Solution", from 1997 available for free download on their web site. Commented the band: "A looooong time ago, we decided to record a mini-CD to promote ourselves and to shop the result to a record label... "You've probably heard this story ...

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MANTICORA Working On New Material

Danish metallers MANTICORA have issued the following update: "We have three shows left in 2009 — all headliner shows. The first one is in Lübeck, Germany, where we'll kill and destroy on Saturday, September 26 and the last two shows are in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 30 and Nakskov, Denmark on October 31. "We are ...

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TANKARD's 'Open All Night' To Be Released On DVD

German thrash metal veterans TANKARD will have their classic VHS video from 1990, "Open All Night", released on DVD in December through AFM Records. Entitled "Open All Night - Reloaded", the disc's main feature will be the concert held on March 4, 1990 at the Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle in East Berlin and a show recorded at the ...

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PANDEMIA Completes Work On New Album

Czech Republic-based technical death metallers PANDEMIA have completed work on their fourth album, "Feet Of Anger", at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT). 12 songs were recorded for the effort, which is due in November via War Anthem Records. The CD will include a bonus track ...

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PANDEMIA Begins Recording New Album

Czech Republic-based technical death metal quartet PANDEMIA has entered Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany in July with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to begin recording its fourth album, entitled "Feet Of Anger", for a November release via War Anthem Records. Check out pictures from the studio at this location. ...

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REZET Signs With IRON KODEX

German thrash hopefuls REZET have inked a deal with Iron Kodex for the worldwide release of the band's debut album, "Have Gun, Will Travel". The CD will be made available on September 4, 2009, with the vinyl version to follow soon thereafter. The artwork will be created by Halseycaust. A press release states: "Despite their ...

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GRAVEWORM: New Song Available For Streaming

Italian/German gothic black metallers GRAVEWORM will release their seventh album, "Diabolical Figures", on June 16 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT). It contains 10 songs and features a guest appearance by Karsten "Jagger" Jäger from DISBELIEF. The cover ...

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LICK THE BLADE Replaces PILEDRIVER At Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Cleveland, Ohio-based metallers LICK THE BLADE have replaced Canadian cult metal band THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER (a.k.a. PILEDRIVER) on the billing of this year's Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The following bands are now scheduled to appear at the event: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER HELSTAR ...

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REQUIEM Signs With TWILIGHT VERTRIEB

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have inked a new deal with Twilight Vertrieb. Due on July 31, the band's new album, "Infiltrate... Obliterate... Dominate", was laid down at Stage One studio in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DEW-SCENTED, TANKARD, HOLY MOSES, DISBELIEF, KRISIUN, CALLENISH CIRCLE). The follow-up to 2007's "Premier Killing ...

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GRAVEWORM: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Italian/German gothic black metallers GRAVEWORM will release their seventh album, "Diabolical Figures", on June 16 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT). It contains 10 songs and features a guest appearance by Karsten "Jagger" Jäger from DISBELIEF. The cover ...

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ROUGH SILK Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ Festival

ROUGH SILK is the final confirmed band for this year's edition of the Rock Harz open-air festival, set to take place July 9-11, 2009 in Ballenstedt (near Quedlinburg), Germany. The festival billing is as follows: A.O.K. AGE OF EVIL ARCH ENEMY ASP BATTLELORE BLUTSBRÜDER COPPELIUS CRIPPER D.T.A. DARK TRANQUILLITY DIE SCHRÖDERS DRONE ELEMENTS OF CHANGE ...

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PATH OF GOLCONDA Begins Recording New Album

German death metallers PATH OF GOLCONDA have entered Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "The Threshold Diaries". Entitled "Return", the CD will be mixed sometime this summer for a tentative late 2009 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label ...

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EXUMER Pays Tribute To Late SODOM Drummer

German thrashers EXUMER sent a video message (see below) to be shown at the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" which was held last Saturday (April 11) at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. However. the clip did not make it to the screen at the show due to technical difficulties. The event, which honored late SODOM drummer Chris ...

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WHIPLASH Pays Tribute To Late SODOM Drummer

Reunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have released a video message (see below) honoring late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter), with whom they toured Europe for the first time back in 1988. SODOM headlined the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" this past Saturday (April 11) at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event, which honored late Chris ...

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SODOM: Video Footage From 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert' Available

German thrash metal veterans SODOM headlined the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" this past Saturday (April 11) at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event, which honored late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter), featured performances from the following artists: SODOM DESTRUCTION TANKARD ARTILLERY DARKNESS HOLY MOSES THE PROTECTORS (feat. Protector) ASSASSIN BLACKFIRE (feat. Frank Blackfire) PARADOX ...

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SODOM: More Shows Announced

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have lined up the following dates: Apr. 03 - (D) Leer @ Zollhaus Apr. 11 - (D) Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle May 02 - (P) Barroselas @ SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII May 16 - (D) Losheim @ Eisenbahnhalle May 21 - (D) Dessau @ Legacy Fest May 22 - (A) Mining ...

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