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CARCASS: Footage From France's HELLFEST Available

Fan-filmed video footage of CARCASS performing the songs "Genital Grinder" and "This Mortal Coil" at Hellfest on June 19, 2010 in Clisson, France can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). CARCASS' current lineup: Bill Steer (FIREBIRD) - Vocals, Guitar Jeff Walker (BRUJERIA) - Vocals, Bass Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) - ...

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ANNIHILATOR: Footage From France's HELLFEST Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR performing the song "Alison Hell" at Hellfest on June 19, 2010 in Clisson, France can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). ANNIHILATOR's new self-titled album, was released in Europe on May 17. The CD was made available in Europe via Earache Records, in ...

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SLASH: Video Footage Of 'Civil War' Performance From HELLFEST Available

Fan-filmed video footage of legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) and his solo band performing the GUNS N' ROSES classic "Civil War" at Hellfest on June 19, 2010 in Clisson, France can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). Slash's all-star collaborations album, simply titled "Slash", scored the highest ...

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SADISTIK FOREST Signs With VIOLENT JOURNEY RECORDS

Oulu, Finland-based death metallers SADISTIK FOREST have inked a deal with Violent Journey Records. The band's self-titled debut will be released on August 12. SADISTIK FOREST was formed in 2007 by guitarist Antti Heikkinen, drummer Vesa Mutka and bassist/vocalist Markus Makkonen. The lineup was completed early this year when guitarist Matti Salo joined the ranks. ...

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SODOM Completes Work On New DVD

Veteran German thrashers SODOM have completed work on their long-awaited new DVD, "Lords Of Depravity - Part II", tentatively due this summer. The team responsible for the disc's production — Ronald Matthes (director/producer – documentary/concert), Alex Kraudelt (co-director – documentary) and Jan – Paul Wass (co-director – concert) has issued the following update on the ...

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OBSCURA To Be Joined By Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO For Japanese Dates

German technical death metallers OBSCURA will be joined by legendary bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, TESTAMENT) for their upcoming Japanese tour as regular bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling fulfills touring commitments with PESTILENCE. OBSCURA will be touring Japan as part of Extreme The Dojo with NILE and Tom G. Warrior's TRIPTYKON. Commented OBSCURA's Steffen ...

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PESTILENCE: New Album Title, Producer Revealed

Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metallers PESTILENCE revealed to Mexico's Search & Destroy web site that the band's forthcoming studio album will be titled "Doctrine" and it will be produced by V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS, TRIPTYKON). A tentative February 2011 release is expected. Mameli's entire interview with Search & ...

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Demonoir - 1349

To my ears the first three 1349 albums are among the best black metal triple-shots ever released, each one feral and uncompromising, yet with each subsequent album the band was developing both its identity and songwriting. Arguments have been made about the purity of "Liberation" compared to "Beyond the Apocalypse" and "Hellfire" (or both to ...

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SODOM Preparing To Enter Studio

Bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such of veteran German thrashers SODOM has issued the following update: "The current economic problems have overtaken and finally reached the music business, too. Also, the labels have to suffered, and in our case, this applies to [SODOM's longtime] label SPV. This is also applied to the artists when it comes to ...

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SODOM Putting Finishing Touches On 'Lords Of Depravity - Part II' DVD

Veteran German thrashers SODOM are putting the finishing touches on their long-awaited new DVD, "Lords Of Depravity - Part II", tentatively due this summer. Commented bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such: "The time has come. After we [sifted through the] vast stuff we've collected over the last 15 years we are currently editing the DVD which will ...

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LOCK UP: Italian Dates Postponed

Grindcore supergroup LOCK UP — featuring AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, Anton Reisenegger of PENTAGRAM and CRIMINAL on guitar, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury and ex-DIMMU BORGIR and TESTAMENT drummer Nick Barker — has been forced to cancel its previously announced April 23-24 shows in Italy after a cloud of ash from an Icelandic ...

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TRIPTYKON: First Concert Photos, Video Footage Posted Online

TRIPTYKON, the group founded by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, played a couple of club shows in Germany this past week as a warm-up to the band's appearance at the Roadburn festival, which was held April 15-17 at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Photos of TRIPTYKON's performance at Roadburn can be ...

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CANDLEMASS Forced To Cancel ROADBURN Appearance

Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS have been forced to cancel tonight's (April 17) appearance at the Roadburn festival — which is being held this weekend at the 013 and Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland — after a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe Saturday, shutting down airspace in 23 countries ...

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Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY Festival: Complete Lineup Announced

WATAIN, SUFFOCATION, IHSAHN and ROTTING CHRIST are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a. Bergen Metal Fest XI), set to take place August 25-28 in Bergen, Norway. Commented the festival organizers: "Welcome to Hell, or should we say, welcome to Hole In The Sky 2010. ...

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DARK FORTRESS: 'Ylem' Video Trailer Available

A trailer for "Ylem", the video for the title track of the new album from German black metallers DARK FORTRESS, can be viewed below. According to a press release, parts of the clip were shot in a natural cave. "Ylem" was released in January via Century Media Records. The album's limited first-pressing CD also includes ...

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TRIPTYKON: 'Eparistera Daimones' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Eparistera Daimones", the debut album by TRIPTYKON, the group founded by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, has registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: Germany: #81 Switzerland: #73 Finland: #28 "Eparistera Daimones" sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at ...

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Ex-CELTIC FROST Frontman Feels 'A Tremendous Sense Of Disappointment' Towards MARTIN AIN

J. Bennett of Decibel magazine recently conducted an interview with former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Decibel: In some of the early TRIPTYKON-related postings, one gets the sense that you harbor a certain amount of resentment towards [former CELTIC FROST ...

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TRIPTYKON Confirmed For Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY Festival

TRIPTYKON, the group founded by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a. Bergen Metal Fest XI), set to take place August 25-28 in Bergen, Norway. Commented Warrior: "The performance at the Hole in the Sky festival was one ...

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TRIPTYKON, SKELETONWITCH, WARBRINGER Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

TRIPTYKON, SKELETONWITCH and WARBRINGER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2010 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 AGNOSTIC FRONT AHAB ANATHEMA ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY ASPHYX BARREN EARTH BEHEMOTH CALLISTO CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN OF BODOM CUMULO NIMBUS ...

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