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Original MORGOTH Guitarist CARSTEN OTTERBACH Dies After Battle With Multiple Sclerosis

Founding MORGOTH member Carsten Otterbach has died after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. The 48-year-old guitarist, who also headed up his own artist management company Direct Management, played on the band's first two EPs, "Resurrection Absurd" (1989) and "The Eternal Fall" (1990), as well as the first three full-length albums, "Cursed" (1991), "Odium" (1993) ...

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ENDSEEKER Signs With METAL BLADE

Since 2015, the name ENDSEEKER has stood for the finest Swedish-styled death metal from Hamburg, Germany. It's hard as a fist and uncompromising — like binge drinking on St. Pauli — but with a big chunk of heart and soul to it. Metal Blade and ENDSEEKER are both excited to announce the signing of a ...

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ATROCITY: 'Shadowtaker' Video Released

"Shadowtaker", the new video from German gothic death pioneers ATROCITY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Okkult II", which will be released on July 6 via Massacre Records. The production was once again handled by ATROCITY mainman Alex Krull (Mastersound Studio), who made sure that the songs are ...

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Listen To New ATROCITY Song 'Bloodshed And Triumph'

"Bloodshed And Triumph", a brand new song from German gothic death pioneers ATROCITY, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Okkult II", which will be released on July 6 via Massacre Records. The production was once again handled by ATROCITY mainman Alex Krull (Mastersound Studio), who made sure that ...

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MORGOTH Says Goodbye Until Further Notice

Organizational and individual reasons have compelled German death metal veterans MORGOTH to refrain from any further live activities. A new record is not planned. The last scheduled live show will take place on June 8 at the Chronical Moshers Open Air in Germany. The band made this decision after careful consideration. Guitarist Sebastian Swart says: ...

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ATROCITY To Release 'Okkult II' Album In July

German gothic death pioneers ATROCITY will release their new album, "Okkult II", on July 6 via Massacre Records. The production was once again handled by ATROCITY mainman Alex Krull (Mastersound Studio), who made sure that the songs are as heavy as possible, while the atmosphere and energy of the songs let the listener immediately dive ...

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Resurrected DESPAIR Feat. Ex-GRIP INC., MORGOTH Members: Audio Snippets Of Reworked 'History Of Hate' Album

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) last year resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert. The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on ...

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NIGHT IN GALES: 'The Mortal Soul' Lyric Video Feat. Ex-MORGOTH Singer MARC GREWE

German melodic death metal veterans NIGHT IN GALES will release their new album, "The Last Sunsets", on February 23 via Apostasy Records. Together with returning vocalist Christian Müller, who appeared on the band's early works "Sylphlike" (1995) and "Razor" (1996), the five-piece returns to its roots and experiences a process of rejuvenation. "The Last Sunsets" ...

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GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Recruits Ex-MORGOTH Singer MARC GREWE For Resurrected DESPAIR

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) has resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert. The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on a ...

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SKELETAL REMAINS Signs With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of California's death metal act SKELETAL REMAINS. The band's third studio album will be released in the spring. The disc is being tracked at Trench Studios (ABYSMAL DAWN, EXHUMED, HIRAX) in California and will be mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio (ASPHYX, DISSECTION, BLOODBATH). The as-yet-untitled effort ...

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Video Premiere: ASPHYX's 'Candiru'

"Candiru", the new video from Dutch doom death metallers ASPHYX, can be seen below. The clip was shot during the band's recent appearance at Turock Open Air festival in Essen, Germany and was edited by Maurice Swinkels of Younique Film, who previously worked with ASPHYX on the "Forerunners Of The Apocalypse" video. ASPHYX vocalist Martin ...

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Video Premiere: ASPHYX's 'Forerunners Of The Apocalypse'

"Forerunners Of The Apocalypse", the new video from Dutch doom death metal pioneers ASPHYX, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Maurice Swinkels of Younique Film (EXODUS, KATAKLYSM), who previously worked with the band on the "Deathhammer" video. Comments ASPHYX vocalist Martin Van Drunen: "'Forerunners Of The Apocalypse' is the first official video ...

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ASPHYX: Title Track Of 'Incoming Death' Album Available For Streaming

Dutch doom death metal pioneers ASPHYX will release their new studio album, "Incoming Death", on September 30 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Deathhammer" was recorded at several different studios throughout 2016 and was once more mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö, who previously worked with the band on the "Deathhammer", "Death…The Brutal ...

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ASPHYX: 'Incoming Death' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Dutch doom death metal pioneers ASPHYX will release their new studio album, "Incoming Death", on September 30 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Deathhammer" was recorded at several diffferent studios throughout 2016 and was once more mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö, who previously worked with the band on the "Deathhammer", "Death…The Brutal ...

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INCANTATION Re-Signs With RELAPSE, Completes Work On New Album

Relapse Records has announces the re-signing of death metal veterans INCANTATION. The band, which originally signed to the label in the early 1990s and released some of the most influential extreme metal albums of all time, including "Onward To Golgotha" (1992), "Mortal Throne Of Nazarene" (1994), "Diabolical Conquest" (1998), and "The Infernal Storm" (2000), has ...

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MORGOTH: 'Traitor' Video Released

"Traitor", the new video from German death metallers MORGOTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "Ungod", which was released on April 7 in North America via Century Media. The CD contains 11 tracks of dark and dismal death metal, combining the untamed ferocity of MORGOTH’s infamous EPs ...

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MORGOTH: 'Voice Of Slumber' Video Released

"Voice Of Slumber", the new video from German death metallers MORGOTH, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Dirk Behlau of Pixeleye Interactive, who who has previously worked with such bands as ARCH ENEMY and SICK OF IT ALL. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "Ungod", which will be ...

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Video: MORGOTH's New Lineup Performs At Norway's BLASTFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of German death metallers MORGOTH performing a new song, "Snakestate", on February 20 at Blastfest in Bergen, Norway can be seen below. MORGOTH will release its new studio album, "Ungod", on March 30 in Europe and April 7 in North America via Century Media. The CD will contain 11 tracks of dark ...

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MORGOTH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Snakestate'

German death metal veterans MORGOTH will release their new studio album, "Ungod", on March 30 in Europe and April 7 in North America via Century Media. The CD will contain 11 tracks of dark and dismal death metal, combining the untamed ferocity of MORGOTH’s infamous EPs with the atmospheric density of the band’s two legendary ...

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MORGOTH: 'Ungod' Album Artwork Unveiled

German death metal veterans MORGOTH will release their new studio album, "Ungod", on March 30 in Europe and April 7 in North America via Century Media. The CD will contain 11 tracks of dark and dismal death metal, combining the untamed ferocity of MORGOTH’s infamous EPs with the atmospheric density of the band’s two legendary ...

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MORGOTH Recruits DISBELIEF Singer KARSTEN 'JAGGER' JÄGER

German death metal veterans MORGOTH have recruited singer Karsten "Jagger" Jäger (DISBELIEF) to replace the band's recently departed longtime vocalist Marc Grewe. MORGOTH has completed recording its new album, "Ungod", and is mixing the CD for a March 2015 release via Century Media. A rough-mix teaser of new MORGOTH music straight from the studio featuring ...

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AT THE GATES: 'At War With Reality' Lands On U.S. Chart

"At War With Reality", the comeback album from seminal Swedish metallers AT THE GATES, sold 7,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 53 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on October 28 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media, the CD was recorded at Studio ...

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AT THE GATES: 'Death And The Labyrinth' Video Released

"Death And The Labyrinth", the new video from seminal Swedish metallers AT THE GATES, can be seen below. The clip was helmed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB, who has previously worked with HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, EUROPE, LACUNA COIL and IN FLAMES, among many others. "Death And The Labyrinth" is ...

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MORGOTH Performs New Song 'God Is Evil' In Stuttgart (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of reactivated German death metallers MORGOTH performing a new song, "God Is Evil" on October 3 at LKA-Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany can be seen below. MORGOTH in August released a seven-inch EP/digital single titled "God Is Evil" featuring two brand new tracks. Comments the band: "Finally, after 17 years, we have some ...

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