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ABORYM Signs New Deal With AGONIA RECORDS

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), have inked a new deal with Agonia Records. Details on band's seventh full-length album, the follow-up to 2013's "Dirty", are yet to be announced. ABORYM is ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Beneath The Howling Stars' Performance Clip From European Tour

Video footage of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH performing the song "Beneath The Howling Stars" live during their recently completed European co-headlining tour with BEHEMOTH can be seen below. Guitarists Paul Allender and James McIlroy both sat out CRADLE OF FILTH's European tour with BEHEMOTH due to "hugely important family matters" and "serious neck ...

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SATYRICON To Be Joined By Special Guests At Oslo Concert

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will play a special concert on March 21 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. Says the band: "We will be joined by a brass ensemble consisting of members from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Some of these guys performed both on 'Now, Diabolical' and 'The Age Of Nero', ...

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EMPEROR: First Photo Of 2014 Lineup Released

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate 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 and Sweden's Sweden Rock Festival, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to ...

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Das Seelenbrechen - IHSAHN

One day when we're all dead and gone, future generations of music aficionados are going to have their hands full deciphering all of the varying threads of metal music in order to get to the core of who mattered and who merely participated. With each project he affixes his name to, Ihsahn proves to be ...

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DARK FUNERAL To Play Special 20th-Anniversary Concert In Stockholm

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will celebrate their "stunning 20 years on the throne" with a special anniversary gig entitled "20 Years Of Satanic Symphonies" on May 3 at Klubben in Stockholm. The band will be fronted by Emperor Magus Caligula. In addition, former members will make exclusive guest appearances. Thus we will see Themgoroth, ...

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AURORA BOREALIS Signs With XTREEM MUSIC

Maryland-based death/black metallers AURORA BOREALIS have inked a deal with Xtreem Music. The band's new album, "Worldshapers", will be released on March 1, 2014. Formed in 1994 by mainman Ron Vento, AURORA BOREALIS has been developing its unique brand of brutal, fast and technical-yet-melodic death metal with adequate doses of black metal. One of the ...

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IHSAHN: 'I Underestimated My Listeners'

We Love Metal recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. We Love Metal: This album ["Das Seelenbrechen"] was much more progressive than the last album. What were some of your inspirations for that? Ihsahn: Well, I've been wanting ...

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Former END OF LEVEL BOSS Drummer To Release Atmospheric Death Metal Solo Album

Former END OF LEVEL BOSS drummer Neil Grant returns with a classic-style death metal album, free from click tracks, full of feel and with enough riffs to choke a horse. The Scottish multi-instrumentalist — now residing in Gothenburg, Sweden — has crafted a stunningly atmospheric death metal album laden with classic buzz-saw guitar, riot-spurring arrangements ...

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THERION's CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Outlines New 'Rock Opera'

Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION has issued the following update: "The coming rock opera will be about the rise and fall of Antichrist and is inspired by and partly (not to be confused with 'entirely') based on Vladimir Soloviev's 'A Short Story Of The Anti-Christ'. "I have been attempting to write a regular ...

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MINDGRINDER: 'W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G.' Video Released

MINDGRINDER, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring André "Cosmocrator" Søgnen (THE WRETCHED END, SCUM) on bass/vocals, has released its third album, "Prop Agenda". The CD was recorded and mixed at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, WINDIR, MYRKSKOG) and the band's own facility, Barnsville. Mastering was done at Andy La Roque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train in Varberg, Sweden. ...

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Former MORTIIS Drummer Releases Limited-Edition Prints

Former MORTIIS drummerturned-contemporary-artist Svein Tråserud (a.k.a. as Leo Troy) has issued a series of limited-edition prints drawn from his collection of unique and unusual works. The prints, "Vannbæreren", "Untitled" and "Fruit Head - Pear", feature striking images born from the creative mind of the emerging Norwegian artist and have been chosen to showcase a range ...

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IHSAHN Talks EMPEROR Reunion, New Solo Album

Wil Cifer of Soletron.com recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Soletron.com: I know your latest album, "Das Seelenbrechen", was an intentional step away from your past solo albums, so how did you go about this? Ihsahn: The ...

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AEON To Carry On Following Guitarist's Departure

Swedish death metal overlords AEON have announced their plans to continue following the recent departure of guitarist Daniel Dlimi. Says the band: "We always knew that this point in our career would come. "When we would be asked to tour more and more, but the touring does not cover the loss of income from our ...

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IHSAHN: 'NaCl' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "NaCl" from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, can be seen below. The track comes off Ihsahn's fifth solo album, "Das Seelenbrechen", which will be released on October 21 in North America via Candlelight Records. The effort will be available on compact disc, a limited edition digibook (with expanded graphics and ...

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EX DEO/KATAKLYSM Frontman Talks To Neuweltmusic (Video

Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with singer Maurizio Iacono (EX DEO, KATAKLYSM) on September 13 at The Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland. You can now watch the chat below. EX DEO's sophomore album, "Caligvla", was released in August 2012 via Austria's Napalm Records. "Caligvla" was mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with ...

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Reign Though Immortality - ERIMHA

As the metal market slowly changes its tone, Victory Records takes a bold step out of their norm by signing Montreal black metal horde, ERIMHA. In three quick years, ERIMHA has built and rebuilt itself from a five-piece to a newly-shuffled foursome. Their second album "Reign Through Immortality" will be an instant grab for those ...

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U.K. Death Metallers CANCER To Reform For Festival Appearances

The classic lineup of U.K. death metallers CANCERJohn Walker (guitar, vocals), Carl Stokes, Ian Buchanan (bass) and Barry Savage (lead guitar) — will reform to promote their first three albums which are being re-released by Cyclone Empire Records later this year. The band plans to make a number of festival appearances during which ...

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NOIRE Signs With DEATHBOUND RECORDS

Deathbound Records has announced the signing of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada's NOIRE. The band's debut album, "Dark Reverence", will be made available on October 1. NOIRE, a progressive black metal band founded in 2012 by Andrew Lawes (vocals, guitar and piano) and Bob Fitzgerald (guitar), was joined by Derrick Kroll (drums) and Craig Peeples (bass) in ...

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IHSAHN: New Song Available For Streaming

"Hilber", a brand new song from from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, was premiered last night (Monday, September 9) on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show" with Daniel P. Carter. You can now listen to the program for the next seven days at BBC.co.uk. (Note: The Ihsahn track can be heard around the 21:45 mark.) "Hilber" ...

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