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ATHEIST Parts Ways With Bassist

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have completed work on their long-awaited fourth album, "Jupiter", for a tentative November release via Season Of Mist. The CD was recorded at LedBelly studios in Atlanta, Georgia with engineer Matt Washburn and will be mixed by Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER). ATHEIST has issued the following update on ...

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OBSCURA/PESTILENCE Bassist To Emigrate To Italy

Dutch bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (OBSCURA, PESTILENCE), known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, will emigrate from Holland to Italy (Rossiglione) due to "significant changes" in his private life. Thesseling, who currently resides in Amsterdam, emphasizes that his move will not affect his work with either OBSCURA or PESTILENCE and he's ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Completes Recording Second Album

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 completed work on its as-yet-untitled second full-length album for an October 12 release via Metal Blade Records (one ...

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ACROSS THE SUN Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Portland, Oregon melodic metal act ACROSS THE SUN has inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. ACROSS THE SUN has spent the last four years touring across the U.S. and promoting its three EPs: "This War" (2006), "Storms Weathered" (2008), and the band's most recent effort, "Pestilence & Rapture" (2009), which was released via indie ...

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XERATH To Enter Studio In November

U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH have issued the following update: "We're still busy finalizing the music for our second release and were still completely stoked with the new material. "Not trying to sound over-confident but multi-platinum awards have ALREADY been awarded for it and it's not even done yet. ;) "In other news, we have ...

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ESSENCE Completes Work On Debut Album

Up-and-coming Aalborg, Denmark-based thrashers ESSENCE have completed work on their debut album, "Lost in Violence", at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen. The CD was produced and mixed by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Dave Mustaine, Mike Tramp) and mastered by Nikolaj Vinten at Vinten Mastering (COLDPLAY, D-A-D, ...

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STARGAZER Completes Work On New Album

Australian avant-garde occult death metal band STARGAZER will release its sophomore effort and first full-length album in five years, "A Great Work Of Ages", in late August via Profound Lore Records. The follow-up to 2005's "The Scream That Tore The Sky" is described in a press release as "complex, very progressive, and psychedelic, yet technically ...

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HORNED ALMIGHTY: New Album Mastered

Danish black metallers HORNED ALMIGHTY have issued the following update: "After weeks of hard work, the new album was finally finished last Thursday and we now have the master CDs in our hands. Nine tracks (36 minutes) of unrelenting bastardized black thrashing hell-metal in the proud HORNED ALMIGHTY tradition. The cover artwork is also in ...

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INTERMENT: New Song Available For Streaming

"Night Of The Undead", a brand new track from reactivated Swedish old-school death metallers INTERMENT, is available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy", which will be released later in the year via Pulverised Records. The CD was recorded at Erebos Studios ...

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ONHEIL: 'Nemesis' Light Fading' Video Released

"Nemesis' Light Fading", the new video from Dutch blackened thrash/death metallers ONHEIL, can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's latest album, "Razor", which was released last year via the German record label Cyclone Empire. The CD was produced at the Final Focus studio by Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES) and Yuma van Eekelen (PESTILENCE). ...

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REQUIEM: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM will enter Stage One studio in Borgentreich, Germany in December 2010 with producer Andy Classen (LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DEW-SCENTED, TANKARD, HOLY MOSES, DISBELIEF, KRISIUN, CALLENISH CIRCLE) to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Infiltrate... Obliterate... Dominate", tentatively titled "Within Darkened Disorder". The band states, "The songwriting process is still ...

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KATATONIA Confirmed For Holland's EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING

Swedish masters of melancholy KATATONIA have been confirmed for the Eindhoven Metal Meeting, set to take place December 17-18, 2010 at the Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Due to the success of the previous installment of the festival (which was sold out a couple of weeks before the event), this year's Eindhoven Metal Meeting will ...

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PESTILENCE Bassist Comments On Lineup Changes, Upcoming Album

Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, OBSCURA), who is known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, has commented on PESTILENCE's recent lineup changes. "Having played the first few shows with the new lineup now, I can only tell that we're very satisfied about the chemistry of this new team," he said. "Playing ...

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HORNED ALMIGHTY Completes Recording New Album

Danish black metallers HORNED ALMIGHTY have finished recording their fourth album, "Necro Spirituals", for a late 2010 release via Candlelight Records. The effort will once again be mixed and mastered by Jacob Bredahl (LAST MILE, ex-HATESPHERE), who previously worked with the band on last year's "Contaminating The Divine" CD. Songtitles set to appear on the ...

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OBSCURA To Be Joined By Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO For Japanese Dates

German technical death metallers OBSCURA will be joined by legendary bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, TESTAMENT) for their upcoming Japanese tour as regular bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling fulfills touring commitments with PESTILENCE. OBSCURA will be touring Japan as part of Extreme The Dojo with NILE and Tom G. Warrior's TRIPTYKON. Commented OBSCURA's Steffen ...

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PESTILENCE: New Album Title, Producer Revealed

Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metallers PESTILENCE revealed to Mexico's Search & Destroy web site that the band's forthcoming studio album will be titled "Doctrine" and it will be produced by V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS, TRIPTYKON). A tentative February 2011 release is expected. Mameli's entire interview with Search & ...

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HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Holland's ELSROCK Festival

Swedish metallers HYPOCRISY have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Elsrock festival, set to take place August 28, 2010 in Rijssen, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGNOSTIC FRONT DEW-SCENTED DREAM EVIL HAIL OF BULLETS HYPOCRISY LIZZY BORDEN NAPALM DEATH ONSLAUGHT PESTILENCE STATE:CHAOS THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE For more information, visit ...

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