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MARDUK Guitarist On Whether He Owns Pieces Of MAYHEM Singer DEAD's Brain And Skull: 'That's Old News'

MARDUK guitarist and founding member Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson confirmed several years ago that he owns pieces of MAYHEM vocalist Per "Dead" Ohlin's brain and skull, adding yet another layer to one of black metal's most infamous and enduring stories. MAYHEM's reputation has been brought back into light thanks in part to Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund's ...

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Something Wicked Marches In - VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS is a veritable who's who in extreme metal music. Death metal drum god Flo Mounier, the sole original member of the renowned Canadian brutal technical death metal outfit CRYPTOPSY, steadies the beat, while guitars are handled by Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen who has spent decades with blackened thrashers AURA NOIR, in addition to his ...

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SATYRICON Frontman: 'The Size Of The Band And Your Commercial Success Is Not What Defines Your Authenticity'

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven was recently interviewed by Mad TV's "TV War" in Greece. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether black metal's mainstream acceptance has diluted its musical value: Satyr: "No. Because… I mean, SEX PISTOLS, which is such a mythical group, and ...

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All Empires Fall - TOMBS

Brooklyn's TOMBS is one of the best American black metal outfits alongside AGALLOCH and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. Onstage these guys command vast space, even on tiny platforms. The main reason for the band's commanding performance being Mike Hill and company's daringness to try just about anything inside their music short of pop or ...

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CANCER BATS Frontman On PHILIP ANSELMO's 'White Power' Gesture: 'It Doesn't Look Like Someone Who's Just Joking Around'

Liam Cormier of the Canadian hardcore punk band CANCER BATS has weighed in on last month's incident when ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo made a "white power" gesture onstage at a concert. Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 22 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California in honor of his ...

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From the Very Depths - VENOM

Call 'em black metal if you still feel the need, but at this point VENOM should be considered simply VENOM. There's zilch to this band to align them with EMPEROR, GORGOROTH, BELPHEGOR, MAYHEM or BURZUM other than pentagrams, goats' heads and Lucifer. By now, though, if you haven't yet figured out VENOM's enchantment with Satan ...

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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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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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BEHEMOTH's 'The Satanist' Cracks U.S. Top 40

"The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. BEHEMOTH's ninth full-length studio CD, 2009's "Evangelion", opened with around 8,500 units to land at No. 56. "The Satanist" ...

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BEHEMOTH: Fourth 'The Satanist' Trailer

The fourth and final video on the making of "The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. "The Satanist" will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer" from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "The Satanist", which will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February ...

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BEHEMOTH: Third 'The Satanist' Trailer

The third of four videos on the making of "The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. "The Satanist" will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. ...

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BEHEMOTH: Second 'The Satanist' Trailer

The second of four videos on the making of "The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. "The Satanist" will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. ...

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BEHEMOTH: First 'The Satanist' Trailer

The first of four videos on the making of "The Satanist", the long-awaited new album from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. "The Satanist" will be released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. ...

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BEHEMOTH's ADAM 'NERGAL' DARSKI Interviewed On 'Metal Hammer' Radio Show (Audio)

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH for the "Metal Hammer" radio show on TeamRock Radio. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. BEHEMOTH will release its long-awaited new album, "The Satanist", on February 3 in the U.K., February ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' Video Released

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release their long-awaited new album, "The Satanist", on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world. Pre-order bundles, include: CD, LP, t-shirt, as well as the deluxe box set, and are available at ...

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