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BEHEMOTH Extend Contract With OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have extended their contract with Olympic Recordings. The group have already commenced the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album and will enter the studio in early spring with hopes for a late 2004 release. This has been a breakthrough year for BEHEMOTH, who made their U.S. live debut at ...

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BEHEMOTH: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

After completing 31 dates with SIX FEET UNDER, SKINLESS and AS I LAY DYING in North America, Canada and Mexico, Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have taken a two-week break in L. A. to prepare themselves for the last three shows they will do on this American tour (two of them in California and one in ...

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SAURON Sign With NEUROTIC RECORDS

Dutch black metallers SAURON have signed with Neurotic Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled sophomore full-length album, tentatively due in late 2004. The band have written around seven new tracks so far for the follow-up to their debut, "Universe Of Filth", which saw light of day through Dark Horizon Records. According to the group, ...

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RISE Seek Full-Time Rhythm Guitarist

Los Angeles-based blackened death metal band RISE are currently looking for a full-time rhythm guitar player. The, who recently inked a deal with Dragon Ship Records (the metal division of S.O.S. Records), will be re-releasing their 2001 album, "Divine Aeternum", as well as issuing a new full-length album early next year. Interested parties should check ...

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ANAL CUNT's SETH PUTNAM: 'CHRIS BARNES Is A Pussy'

ANAL CUNT frontman Seth Putnam reportedly caused SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes to cut short his band's headlining performance at The Living Room in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24 by screaming obscenities at the former CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist and challenging him to a fight. The following is Putnam's account of the incident, as ...

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DESTROYER 666 To Tour Australia For First Time In Three Years

Australia's DESTROYER 666, who are currently based in Holland, will be returning to Australian shores in December/January for their first national tour in three years. The band's "The Wolves Return" tour will see the band appearing at the Metal For The Brain Festival in December before performing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth for the ...

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BEHEMOTH Split With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have parted ways with session guitarist Havok and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] Comments guitarist/vocalist Nergal, "Havok decided to part his ways with BEHEMOTH. Lately he's been struggling [with] some personal problems. As a result he lost interest in this band, and the ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Completes Worldwide Purchase of OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

The Los Angeles-based Century Family Inc., home to Century Media Records, has completed the worldwide purchase of Olympic Recordings, one of the world's leading underground metal labels. Established in Chicago in 1992, Olympic has built a solid catalog of releases and created brand loyalty within the extreme metal genre. During its decade of existence, the ...

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BEHEMOTH To Utilize Session Bassist On North American Tour

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH will be utilizing the services of bassist Istvan from the California black metal band RISE during their upcoming Un-Natural Born Killers tour, also featuring SIX FEET UNDER, SKINLESS and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. The group's regular bass player, Orion, is unable to make the trek for reasons that have yet to ...

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THE UNNATURAL BORN KILLERS TOUR 2003: Tour Dates Announced

Most of the dates for the forthcoming "The Unnatural Born Killers Tour 2003", featuring headliners SIX FEET UNDER with openers SKINLESS, BEHEMOTH, and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have been officially announced. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 16 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug Oct. 17 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth Oct. ...

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BEHEMOTH Added To SIX FEET UNDER North American Tour

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have been added to the forthcoming "Un-Natural Born Killers Tour 2003", featuring SIX FEET UNDER, SKINLESS and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. As a result, BEHEMOTH are no longer part of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour lineup, which is currently believed to include DANZIG, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MORBID ANGEL and DEVILDRIVER. As previously ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer Addresses Social Issues With 'Bringer Of Blood'

September 23 will see the release of SIX FEET UNDER's most ambitious release to date, the ferocious "Bringer Of Blood" (through Metal Blade Records). The disc, rampant with an infectious blend of jackhammer grooves and pure aggressive immensity, fuses the band's attraction to dark fantasy as well as significant social commentary. Vocalist Chris Barnes expresses ...

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DANZIG To Play One-Off 'Blackest Of The Black' Show In London

DANZIG will stage a one-off "Blackest Of The Black" concert in London, England in November. The show, which will take place immediately following DANZIG's North American "Blackest Of The Black" tour with SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MORBID ANGEL, DEVILDRIVER and BEHEMOTH, will feature a different lineup to the one presented in the U.S. More information, including the ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour: More Details Revealed

The fall 2003 edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour will feature headliners DANZIG alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, DEVILDRIVER, MORBID ANGEL, and BEHEMOTH, according to an online posting by DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara. SEPULTURA, whose latest CD, "Roorback", will receive its long-awaited U.S. release on August 26, are also said to be in talks to ...

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BEHEMOTH, CARNAL FORGE Drop Off 'Bonded By Metal' European Tour

BEHEMOTH and CARNAL FORGE have dropped off the upcoming "Bonded By Metal Over Europe 2003" tour. No reason was given for their cancellation. Replacing them on the bill will be Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED and another as-yet-undisclosed act. The current lineup for the tour looks like this: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL GOD DETHRONED ...

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MASTODON Announce U.S. Tour With CLUTCH

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have announced their fourth U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Remission". MASTODON will team up with CLUTCH for two-week span beginning August 29 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The tour is scheduled to conclude September 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with additional dates pending. MASTODON, fresh off their ...

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HATESPHERE Announce New Drummer

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE have announced the addition of drummer Anders Gyldenøhr to the group's ranks. "Anders is 200% into the band, and he's kickin' it — bigtime!" the group write on their official web site. "Anders will have his HATESPHERE debut show at the Nuclear Storm Festival in Czech Republic the 19th of July, with ...

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SENTENCED Added To Finland's TUSKA METAL FESTIVAL

SENTENCED have replaced OPETH at this year's edition of Finland's Tuska festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. As previously reported, OPETH were forced to cancel their appearance at Tuska due to "logistical and financial" difficulties connected with the group's upcoming U.S. tour with PORCUPINE TREE, ...

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BEHEMOTH Add Session Bassist, Reveal Working Title For New CD

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have confirmed the departure of bassist Novy and have announced the addition of a new session bassist, Orion. Says guitarist/vocalist Nergal, "After three years of live contribution we parted our ways with Novy. He simply got a better offer from our countrymates VADER, to join as a permanent member. In BEHEMOTH ...

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VADER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Polish death metallers VADER have parted ways with bassist Simon and have replaced him with Novy (ex-BEHEMOTH/DEVILYN). VADER will play their first show with the new lineup on July 19 in the Czech Republic. VADER will take part in this fall's "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with additional support from KREATOR, AMON ...

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GRAVE Confirmed For THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have been confirmed for the for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003". The trek — which will include appearances by EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, BEHEMOTH, MORTICIAN, CARNAL FORGE, OCCULT and CALLENISH CIRCLE — will hit the following cities during October: Oct. 08 - Sheffield, UK ...

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BEHEMOTH Send Their Gratitude To GLENN DANZIG

Check out this picture of Glenn Danzig with BEHEMOTH guitarist/vocalist Nergal and drummer Inferno backstage at the Universal Amphitheater "Blackest of The Black" show in early May. Commenting on the recent shows, Nergal said in an online posting, "Blackest Of The Black was a great experience and we will never forget it. Playing ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA 2003 Festival

SOULFLY are the latest act confirmed to appear at Finland's Tuska 2003 festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. The complete list of groups currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: TYPE O NEGATIVE MINISTRY CHILDREN OF BODOM STRATOVARIUS SOULFLY TIMO RAUTIAINEN & ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK: Set Times Announced

The complete running order and set times have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" tour — a phenomenal multi-genre bill which includes Poland's BEHEMOTH, Italy's LACUNA COIL, NILE from the U.S., Sweden's OPETH, the U.S.' SUPERJOINT RITUAL, and headliners DANZIG. The following information applies to the two shows taking place on Friday, May ...

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CARNAL FORGE Extend CENTURY MEDIA Contract

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have renewed their recording agreement with Century Media Records for two more albums. CARNAL FORGE will kick off The 2003 Metal Gods North American tour Friday night (April 25) at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. Also appearing on the bill will be HALFORD, TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, PRIMAL FEAR and BEHEMOTH. ...

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DANZIG Announces Hollywood In-Store

DANZIG mainman and namesake will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on May 1 to sign advance copies of the group's brand new DVD, "Archive De La Morte", which is set to receive a nationwide release on May 6. Glenn will be signing autographs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ...

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