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DARK FUNERAL To Play Special 20th-Anniversary Concert In Stockholm

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will celebrate their "stunning 20 years on the throne" with a special anniversary gig entitled "20 Years Of Satanic Symphonies" on May 3 at Klubben in Stockholm. The band will be fronted by Emperor Magus Caligula. In addition, former members will make exclusive guest appearances. Thus we will see Themgoroth, ...

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AURORA BOREALIS Signs With XTREEM MUSIC

Maryland-based death/black metallers AURORA BOREALIS have inked a deal with Xtreem Music. The band's new album, "Worldshapers", will be released on March 1, 2014. Formed in 1994 by mainman Ron Vento, AURORA BOREALIS has been developing its unique brand of brutal, fast and technical-yet-melodic death metal with adequate doses of black metal. One of the ...

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IHSAHN: 'I Underestimated My Listeners'

We Love Metal recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. We Love Metal: This album ["Das Seelenbrechen"] was much more progressive than the last album. What were some of your inspirations for that? Ihsahn: Well, I've been wanting ...

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Former END OF LEVEL BOSS Drummer To Release Atmospheric Death Metal Solo Album

Former END OF LEVEL BOSS drummer Neil Grant returns with a classic-style death metal album, free from click tracks, full of feel and with enough riffs to choke a horse. The Scottish multi-instrumentalist — now residing in Gothenburg, Sweden — has crafted a stunningly atmospheric death metal album laden with classic buzz-saw guitar, riot-spurring arrangements ...

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THERION's CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Outlines New 'Rock Opera'

Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION has issued the following update: "The coming rock opera will be about the rise and fall of Antichrist and is inspired by and partly (not to be confused with 'entirely') based on Vladimir Soloviev's 'A Short Story Of The Anti-Christ'. "I have been attempting to write a regular ...

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MINDGRINDER: 'W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G.' Video Released

MINDGRINDER, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring André "Cosmocrator" Søgnen (THE WRETCHED END, SCUM) on bass/vocals, has released its third album, "Prop Agenda". The CD was recorded and mixed at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, WINDIR, MYRKSKOG) and the band's own facility, Barnsville. Mastering was done at Andy La Roque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train in Varberg, Sweden. ...

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Former MORTIIS Drummer Releases Limited-Edition Prints

Former MORTIIS drummerturned-contemporary-artist Svein Tråserud (a.k.a. as Leo Troy) has issued a series of limited-edition prints drawn from his collection of unique and unusual works. The prints, "Vannbæreren", "Untitled" and "Fruit Head - Pear", feature striking images born from the creative mind of the emerging Norwegian artist and have been chosen to showcase a range ...

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IHSAHN Talks EMPEROR Reunion, New Solo Album

Wil Cifer of Soletron.com recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Soletron.com: I know your latest album, "Das Seelenbrechen", was an intentional step away from your past solo albums, so how did you go about this? Ihsahn: The ...

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AEON To Carry On Following Guitarist's Departure

Swedish death metal overlords AEON have announced their plans to continue following the recent departure of guitarist Daniel Dlimi. Says the band: "We always knew that this point in our career would come. "When we would be asked to tour more and more, but the touring does not cover the loss of income from our ...

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IHSAHN: 'NaCl' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "NaCl" from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, can be seen below. The track comes off Ihsahn's fifth solo album, "Das Seelenbrechen", which will be released on October 21 in North America via Candlelight Records. The effort will be available on compact disc, a limited edition digibook (with expanded graphics and ...

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EX DEO/KATAKLYSM Frontman Talks To Neuweltmusic (Video

Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with singer Maurizio Iacono (EX DEO, KATAKLYSM) on September 13 at The Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland. You can now watch the chat below. EX DEO's sophomore album, "Caligvla", was released in August 2012 via Austria's Napalm Records. "Caligvla" was mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with ...

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Reign Though Immortality - ERIMHA

As the metal market slowly changes its tone, Victory Records takes a bold step out of their norm by signing Montreal black metal horde, ERIMHA. In three quick years, ERIMHA has built and rebuilt itself from a five-piece to a newly-shuffled foursome. Their second album "Reign Through Immortality" will be an instant grab for those ...

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U.K. Death Metallers CANCER To Reform For Festival Appearances

The classic lineup of U.K. death metallers CANCERJohn Walker (guitar, vocals), Carl Stokes, Ian Buchanan (bass) and Barry Savage (lead guitar) — will reform to promote their first three albums which are being re-released by Cyclone Empire Records later this year. The band plans to make a number of festival appearances during which ...

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NOIRE Signs With DEATHBOUND RECORDS

Deathbound Records has announced the signing of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada's NOIRE. The band's debut album, "Dark Reverence", will be made available on October 1. NOIRE, a progressive black metal band founded in 2012 by Andrew Lawes (vocals, guitar and piano) and Bob Fitzgerald (guitar), was joined by Derrick Kroll (drums) and Craig Peeples (bass) in ...

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IHSAHN: New Song Available For Streaming

"Hilber", a brand new song from from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, was premiered last night (Monday, September 9) on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show" with Daniel P. Carter. You can now listen to the program for the next seven days at BBC.co.uk. (Note: The Ihsahn track can be heard around the 21:45 mark.) "Hilber" ...

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Video: NAPALM DEATH Bassist Explains 'Blast Beat' For 'Extreme Metal' Episode Of 'Metal Evolution'

Sam Dunn of Banger Films Inc. spoke with bassist Shane Embury of British grincore pioneers NAPALM DEATH for the "lost" episode of the "Metal Evolution" series focusing on "Extreme Metal". The episode will take viewers on an unprecedented journey across Europe and North America to tell the story of metal's most aggressive and misunderstood sub-genre. ...

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Bú-Tik - CHTHONIC

Taiwanese freedom fighters CHTHONIC, long standing as Asia's answer to EMPEROR and SATYRICON, have organically refined their folk-decorated brand of extreme metal over the years. As of their previous album "Takasago Army", CHTHONIC has become a far more theatrical and emotive unit in their mission to cast light upon acts of barbarism committed within their ...

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EMPEROR Frontman Explains Why Now Is Right Time For Band's Return

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances next year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air and Sweden's Sweden Rock Festival, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to ...

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IHSAHN: More 'Das Seelenbrechen' Album Details Revealed

Candlelight Records has set an October 21 North American release date for "Das Seelenbrechen", the fifth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn. The effort will be available on compact disc, a limited edition digibook (with expanded graphics and liner notes), and double 180-gram clear vinyl. Pre-orders are set to launch via online and physical retail ...

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EMPEROR To Headline Next Year's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances next year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place next August at ...

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Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Already Sold Out

All 75,000 tickets to next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany, were sold in less than 48 hours. Comment the festival organizers: "A dozen bands for the billing have been already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well ...

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EMPEROR: No New Studio Album Or World Tour

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album at next year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31-August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany. EMPEROR members Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) and Samoth (real name: Tomas Haugen) will be joined by Bård Guldvik "Faust" ...

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