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OBSCURA: New Album Title Announced

Progressive death metal act OBSCURA has set "Omnivium" as the title of its new album, due in early 2011 via Relapse Records. The nine-track CD was recorded and is now being mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS). Commented OBSCURA founder Steffen Kummerer: "Although we recorded again with ...

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TRIPTYKON Announces Dates With DIMMU BORGIR

TRIPTYKON, the group formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior, will support norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR on the following dates: Sep. 27 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz Sep. 28 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo Club Sep. 30 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier TRIPTYKON will follow its ...

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VOIVOD: Nottingham Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of VOIVOD performing the song "Ravenous Medicine" on August 9, 2010 at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, England can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). VOIVOD has scheduled a special free performance on Saturday, September 4 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band will headline the M On ...

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Eparistera Daimones - TRIPTYKON

Sickened, haughty, lurching, three weeks long and drenched in pretentious, glowering atmosphere, TRIPTYKON picks up right where CELTIC FROST's brilliant "Monotheist" left off. It's at once highbrow and lo-fi, art and brutality, and it places Tom Gabriel Fischer's "new" band immediately in the vanguard of the death and black metal genres he helped birth, while ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH: Tour Dates Announced

U.K. extreme metallers ANAAL NATHRAKH have issued the following update: "Owing to an unforeseen conjunction of circumstances, it suddenly became possible to arrange a short tour of various parts of Europe. So we attacked the opportunity. The dates join the previously arranged shows at the Meh Suff! and Damnation festivals, and the show with TRIPTYKON ...

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SUNN O))) To Curate Next Year's ROADBURN Festival

Roadburn has unveiled the curator for the 2011 edition of the annual festival: SUNN O))). The band, namely Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley, has agreed to curate the festival on Friday, April 15, 2011 and host a special event. As curator, SUNN O))) will personally select the bands that will play during their special event ...

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DEATH ANGEL Music Used In Psychological Study

For decades research has shown that listening to music alleviates anxiety and depression, enhances mood, and can increase cognitive functioning, such as spatial awareness. However, until now, research has not addressed how we listen to music. For instance, is the cognitive benefit still the same if we listen to music while performing a task, rather ...

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TRIPTYKON To Release 'Shatter' EP

TRIPTYKON, the group formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior, will follow its highly acclaimed debut album, "Eparistera Daimones", with the release of "Shatter", an all-new five-track EP, on October 25 (Europe) and October 26 (North America). At a playing time of approximately 28 minutes, "Shatter" will consist almost ...

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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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SADISTIK FOREST: 'The Attempt' Video Released

"The Attempt", the first video from Oulu, Finland-based death metallers SADISTIK FOREST, can be viewed below. The clip was helmed by Sami Kokkonen and Toni Hiltunen, who have previously worked with a number of leading Finnish metal acts, including TURMION KÄTILÖT, VERJNUARMU and 2 TIMES TERROR. The song comes off SADISTIK FOREST's self-titled debut album, ...

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TRIPTYKON To Tour U.S. In October

According to LiveNation.com, TRIPTYKON, the group founded by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, will tour the U.S. with 1349 and YAKUZA in October. So far the following dates have been released: Oct. 07 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA Oct. 08 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY Oct. ...

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OBSCURA Begins Recording New Album

Progressive death metal act OBSCURA has entered Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS) to begin recording its new album for an early 2011 release via Relapse Records. Commented OBSCURA founder Steffen Kummerer: "We are glad to work with our longtime friend V. Santura once again to record our new ...

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DEATH ANGEL Announces First-Ever South American Tour

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL have announced their first-ever South American appearances. Commented vocalist Mark Osegueda: "I can't begin to tell you how excited all of us in DEATH ANGEL are for our first South American tour in the band's history! We have hoped and dreamed of this day from the moment ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Fan-filmed video footage of San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL performing a new song, "River Of Rapture", on April 6, 2010 at Rio's in Leeds, England can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Lord of Hate 02. Evil Priest 03. Buried ...

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EXODUS: Performance Footage From France's HELLFEST Available

Fan-filmed video footage of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS performing the song "No Love" at this year's Hellfest, which took place June 18-20 in Clisson, France, can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). EXODUS will help kick off Ozzfest 2010 with a one-off appearance at the San Bernardino show ...

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IHSAHN: Footage From HELLFEST Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn performing the song "Frozen Lakes On Mars" at Hellfest on June 18, 2010 in Clisson, France can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). "After", the new studio album from Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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IMMORTAL: Footage From France's HELLFEST Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL performing the song "One By One" at Hellfest on June 19, 2010 in Clisson, France can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). IMMORTAL will release a concert DVD, "The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh", this summer via Nuclear Blast. The disc will include ...

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