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DARK FUNERAL Announces Addition Of Singer HELJARMADR, Bassist NATT

Long-running Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced the addition of frontman Heljarmadr and bassist Natt to the group's ranks. With roots in the second half of the '90s black metal scene and with tentacles in bands such as highly respected GRÁ, DOMGÅRD and CURSED 13 comes Heljarmadr, a raw force from the underground. Known ...

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DARK FUNERAL Unveils New Lineup In 'Nail Them To The Cross' Video

"Nail Them To The Cross", the new video from long-running Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, can be seen below. The song was recorded at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand. The clip was directed by Owe Lingvall. A strictly limited seven-inch single including "Nail Them To The Cross" ...

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POISON IDEA To Release 'Confuse & Conquer' Album Via SOUTHERN LORD RECORDINGS

Long-running Portland, Oregon-based American hardcore punk outfit POISON IDEA will release its new album, "Confuse & Conquer", in the spring of 2015 via Southern Lord Recordings. Over recent months, out of the public eye, the current POISON IDEA lineup has been intermittently raiding Audiosiege in Portland for clandestine recording and mastering sessions, covertly harnessing their ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Release EMPEROR-Inspired Christmas Sweaters

FOO FIGHTERS are offering their own contribution to this year's "ugly Christmas sweater," a ubiquitous feature of the holiday season which began to sprout up in the last several decades. "Ugly Christmas sweater" or "tacky Christmas sweater" parties have been a holiday staple for several years, but there have been very few places to actually ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Signs New Worldwide Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist Dani Filth commented "Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has been trying to snare the band ever since I flew over to see him way back in 1996 as a viable label option, after we left Cacophonous ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: DANI FILTH Bobblehead Doll Available

At last, the head-nodding horror that is the Dani Filth bobblehead doll has arrived, kicking and screaming all the way from the City of Dis. These little beauties make a great desktop feature to preside o'er your poison-pen letter writing skills and are available for a limited time. Rendered in his signature spiked bondage suit, ...

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EMPEROR Has No Plans To Do Any More Reunion Shows, Says IHSAHN

Daniel P. Carter of Scuzz TV conducted an interview with Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) of reunited Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about EMPEROR's ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Enter Studio In November

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will enter the studio on November 24 to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "Hammer Of The Witches", for a June 2015 release. During a recent interview with the "Bleedin' Loud" podcast, CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey confirmed the band's split with guitarist Paul Allender and ...

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FIREBORN Featuring ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Drummer Announced

FIREBORN, the new Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED) have joined forces with Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC) and Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC), has announced the addition of drummer Matte Modin (DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) to the group's ranks. "This is a new band that will not ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI FILTH Confirms Split With Guitarist PAUL ALLENDER, Discusses Upcoming Album (Audio)

During a recent interview with the "Bleedin' Loud" podcast (audio below), vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey (pictured) of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH confirmed the band's split with guitarist Paul Allender and spoke about the group's plans for a new studio album, which is tentatively due early next year. "Paul Allender has left [CRADLE OF ...

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EMPEROR: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of EMPEROR's entire June 21 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances this year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band ...

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Reunited EMPEROR Performs At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL (Video)

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances this year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place in August at ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Guest On New Single From Japanese Female Idol Group MOMOIRO CLOVER Z

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will guest on "Moretsu Uchu Kokyokyoku. Dai Nana Gakusho 'Mugen no Ai'" (Emperor Style), the upcoming digital single from the Japanese female idol group MOMOIRO CLOVER Z. The original version of the song, "Moretsu Uchu Kokyokyoku - Dai-Shichi Gakusho 'Mugen no Ai'" (Extreme Space Symphony's Movement VII "Infinite Love"), which ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Working On 'Only Half There' Book

Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend is collaborating with the London, U.K.-based publisher Rocket 88 on an official book titled "Only Half There". Says Devin: "With this book, I really want to discuss music, my creative process, the connection between my personal development and how my career and music has been lived, and ...

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ABORYM: 'Bleedthrough' Video Released

"Bleedthrough", the new video from Italian/Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM — who feature in ther ranks Fabban and Paolo Pieri (HOUR OF PENANCE) along with drummer Bård G. "Faust" Eithun (BLOOD TSUNAMI, MONGO NINJA, ex-EMPEROR) — can be seen below. The clip was directed and filmed by Andrea Mazzucca and the Victorlab crew and features ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI FILTH Interviewed By PitCam.TV (Video)

PitCam.TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH. You can now watch the chat below. CRADLE OF FILTH has begun work on the follow-up to 2012's "The Manticore And Other Horrors", with the hope of a release this time next year in 2015. Dani recently said: ...

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Video: Reunited U.K. Death Metallers CANCER Perform In Telford

A two-camera mix of the reunited classic lineup of U.K. death metallers CANCERJohn Walker (guitar, vocals), Carl Stokes, Ian Buchanan (bass) and Barry Savage (lead guitar) — performing on May 2 at The Haygate, Telford, England can be seen below. CANCER in 2005 released a "comeback" studio album, entitled "Spirit In Flames", on ...

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FIREBORN Featuring ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: 'The Emperor' Demo Track Available For Streaming

Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED) have joined forces with Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC) and Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) in a brand new death metal band called FIREBORN. "This is a new band that will not conflict with our other bands," says FIREBORN. "Neither will the music sound like them. ...

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Tied to a Dying Animal - SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY

It can never be understated that double albums come with risks, the main caveats being they should either be special or at least serve a credible purpose. Otherwise, there lies automatic suspicion of bloated packaging in the interest of sales boosting. Black metal/dark meditative artists SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY have no concern in lighting up Billboard, ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Working On New Material

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have begun work on the follow-up to 2012's "The Manticore And Other Horrors", with the hope of a release this time next year in 2015. Comments CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey: "Fired up from the recent spate of shows in Europe with co-headliners BEHEMOTH, the band have ...

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