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BELPHEGOR To Enter Studio In June

Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR will enter Abyss Studios in Pärbly, Sweden on June 19 with producer Peter Tägtgren (IMMORTAL, CELTIC FROST, HYPOCRISY, DIMMU BORGIR) to begin recording the band's as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2011 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented BELPHEGOR mainman Helmuth: "A new challenge. We're high on fire and ...

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OV HELL: 'The Underworld Regime' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Underworld Regime", the debut album from OV HELL — the new black metal project featuring DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath and ex-GORGOROTH bassist King — sold around 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 75 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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BELPHEGOR Working On New Material

Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR has issued the following update: "We just finished the second rehearsing session for the new album. Currently we're working on six brachial sound collages. We will be recording, mixing, and mastering the as-of-yet-untitled album in Sweden this time around." "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn", the eighth full-length studio album from ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI: Track-By-Track Breakdown Of New Album Available

Finnish symphonic folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI will release its second album, "Betrayal, Justice, Revenge", on April 26 via Century Media Records. The CD's first pressing will be a very special edition featuring "awesome" packaging and two bonus tracks. According to the label, the group is "ready to surprise [the listeners] with [its] most diverse ...

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SEPULTURA, SODOM, CROWBAR To Perform At Denmark's ROYAL METAL FEST

SEPULTURA, SODOM, CROWBAR and DECAPITATED are among the confirmed bands for the Royal Metal Fest 2010, set to take place April 15-17, 2010 at Voxhall in Århus, Denmark. The festival billing is as follows: SEPULTURA SODOM CROWBAR DECAPITATED BELPHEGOR ONSLAUGHT VREID THE OCEAN BURNING SKIES IN-QUEST ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE THE KANDIDATE DAWN OF DEMISE HAMLET ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI: New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish symphonic folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI will release its second album, "Betrayal, Justice, Revenge", on April 26 via Century Media Records. The CD's first pressing will be a very special edition featuring "awesome" packaging and two bonus tracks. According to the label, the group is "ready to surprise [the listeners] with [its] most diverse ...

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VAN CANTO, INGRIMM, NACHTGESCHREI Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

VAN CANTO, INGRIMM and NACHTGESCHREI have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AKREA ARKONA BELPHEGOR CARACH ANGREN CATAMENIA CTULU ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM FJOERGYN GORGOROTH GRAILKNIGHTS HAGGARD HEATHEN FORAY HELFAHRT HELLSAW HELRUNAR ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish symphonic folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI will release its second album, "Betrayal, Justice, Revenge", on April 26 via Century Media Records. The CD's first pressing will be a very special edition featuring "awesome" packaging and two bonus tracks. According to the label, the group is "ready to surprise [the listeners] with [its] most diverse ...

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

Pacific Northwestern black metal eco-terrorists WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AKREA ARKONA BELPHEGOR CARACH ANGREN CATAMENIA CTULU ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM FJOERGYN GORGOROTH GRAILKNIGHTS HAGGARD ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI: New Album Title Announced

Finnish symphonic folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI has set "Betrayal, Justice, Revenge" as the title of its second album, due in late April via Century Media Records. According to the label, the group is "ready to surprise [the listeners] with [its] most diverse and mature album to date." Formed in 2002 in Kouvola, Finland by ...

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SKYFORGER Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

Latvian Pagan metal kings SKYFORGER have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. They will celebrate the release of their new album, "Kurbads", and will — for the first time in Germany — also play a very rare folk set. ...

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RAGNAROK, RAGNARÖEK Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

RAGNAROK (Norway) and RAGNARÖEK (Germany) have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AKREA ARKONA BELPHEGOR CARACH ANGREN CATAMENIA CTULU ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM FJOERGYN GORGOROTH GRAILKNIGHTS HAGGARD HEATHEN FORAY HELFAHRT HELLSAW HELRUNAR ...

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ENSIFERUM, FJOERGYN Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

ENSIFERUM and FJOERGYN have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AKREA ARKONA BELPHEGOR CARACH ANGREN CATAMENIA CTULU ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM FJOERGYN GORGOROTH GRAILKNIGHTS HAGGARD HEATHEN FORAY HELFAHRT HELLSAW HELRUNAR HOLLENTHON IMPERIUM ...

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MANTIC RITUAL: In Writing Mode

Guitarist Jeff Potts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based old-school metallers MANTIC RITUAL has issued the following update: "For the first time in a year, we're at home and we're doing something other than planning our next heavy-metal-family-roadtrip: We're writing and rehearsing new material (some of which was heard on the MARDUK tour) for our second album. I ...

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SARKE Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

SARKE, the Norwegian band featuring Sarke (KHOLD, TULUS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, SENSA ANIMA) and Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), has been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AKREA ARKONA BELPHEGOR CARACH ANGREN CATAMENIA ...

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GORGOROTH, BELPHEGOR Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

GORGOROTH, BELPHEGOR and THORMESIS have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AKREA ARKONA BELPHEGOR CARACH ANGREN CATAMENIA CTULU EQUILIBRIUM GORGOROTH GRAILKNIGHTS HAGGARD HEATHEN FORAY HELFAHRT HELLSAW HELRUNAR HOLLENTHON IMPERIUM DEKADENZ ...

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Glory of a New Darkness - EMBRACE DAMNATION

"Satanic death metal for fans of DEICIDE, BELPHEGOR and AT THE GATES." Looks good on "paper", doesn't it? Unfortunately, the hype does not quite match the product. EMBRACE DAMNATION's "Glory of a New Darkness" is a well played, clinically precise to a fault work of death metal that lacks distinction, even though bright spots are ...

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MARDUK, BELPHEGOR, RAGNAROK Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

MARDUK, BELPHEGOR and RAGNAROK have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno festival, set to take place March 31 - April 3, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BELPHEGOR BENEDICTION EXUMER FINNTROLL JARBOE MARDUK MAYHEM NACHTMYSTIUM RAGNAROK TAAKE THE KOVENANT More bands will be announced soon. Few ...

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OV HELL: 'The Underworld Regime' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for "The Underworld Regime", the forthcoming debut album from OV HELL, the new black metal project featuring DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath and ex-GORGOROTH bassist King, can be viewed below. The cover was created by the Brazilian graphic designer Marcelo Vasco, who has previously worked with such bands as SATYRICON, ENSLAVED, KEEP OF ...

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OBITUARY: Some South American Dates Being Rescheduled

Some of the dates on OBITUARY's South American tour are being rescheduled for January or February 2010 because of work visa issues. OBITUARY will perform the following shows in Brazil (with BELPHEGOR) next week as scheduled: Dec. 02 - Porto Alegre/RS - Brazil - Bar Opinião Dec. 04 - São Paulo/SP, Brazil - Hangar 110 ...

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VREID: More Footage From The Road Posted Online

The fourth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from VREID's North American "Heathenfest America" tour with ELUVEITE, BELPHEGOR, ALESTORM and KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI can be viewed below. "Milorg", the fourth album from VREID, was released in North America on October 27 via Indie Recordings (with distribution and marketing duties handled by The End ...

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MANTIC RITUAL: First Footage Of New Frontman Posted Online

Video footage of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based old-school metallers MANTIC RITUAL performing the song "Souls" with their new vocalist/guitarist Dave Watson on October 31, 2009 at the Smiling Moose in the band's hometown can be viewed below. The clip was shot by Jon Orner and Todd Kappelt. States MANTIC guitarist Jeff Potts: "'Souls' has been a standard ...

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VARG: 'Blutaar' Track Listing Revealed

German Viking horde VARG will release its highly anticipated sophomore album, "Blutaar", on January 22, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Wolfsmond 02. Viel Feind Viel Ehr 03. Invictus 04. Sieg oder Niedergang 05. Blutaar 06. Seele 07. Nebelleben 08. Zeichen der Zeit 09. Wilde Jagd ...

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