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PROFANE OMEN: Web Single Available For Download

Finnish death'n'roll band PROFANE OMEN have uploaded a "web single," entitled "Rewind", at this location. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Beaten Into Submission", due later in the year via Dethrone Music. The CD was recorded over a three-week period at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW). PROFANE ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION: New Song Posted Online

A brand new CATTLE DECAPITATION track, entitled "Success Is…(Hanging By the Neck)", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the San Diego extreme metallers' upcoming album, "Karma.Bloody.Karma.", due on July 11 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Billy Anderson (SWANS, MR. BUNGLE, SLEEP) and features guest ...

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SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SIX FEET UNDER and KRISIUN will be teaming up for a U.S. tour later in the year. Also appearing on the bill will be CATTLE DECAPITATION, DECAPITATED, and ABYSMAL DAWN. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room Sep. 13 - St. Petersburg, FL @ The State ...

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SATYRICON Pull Out Of Slovenia's METALCAMP; KREATOR, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Step In

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Commented the festival organizers: "Asking [the band's tour agency] for the reasons for the cancellation of the performance, we only got evasive answers and the certainty [is] that SATYRICON prefer to ...

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SINISTER Pull Out Of Germany's F*CK THE COMMERCE Festival

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, reunited Dutch death metallers SINISTER will **NOT** be performing at the 2006 edition of the Fuck the Commerce festival, set to take place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. "We never received a confirmation so we made other plans," the band write in a statement. As ...

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THE BURNING ROOM: Debut Album Samples Available

Portland, Oregon's THE BURNING ROOM, who feature in their ranks former ANATOMY OF A GHOST guitarist Dewey Halpaus, have posted three tracks from their upcoming debut album, "We Invented Thunder", online. You can listen to the songs "Ninjas And Cops Don't Mix", "We Burn Our Witches At Dawn", and "Who Calls Shotgun In A Limo?" ...

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VITAL REMAINS Pull Out Of Germany's F*CK THE COMMERCE Festival

VITAL REMAINS have cancelled their appearance at the the 2006 edition of the Fuck the Commerce festival, set to take place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. According to the festival organizers, it was "impossible" for VITAL REMAINS to make the show "because they're playing at the same weekend on the Maryland Deathfest." ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Announce European Release Date For 'From Ashes'

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, will release their debut album, "From Ashes", in Europe on June 30. In other news, the band have announced that they will be touring this fall alongside SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN, DECAPITATED and CATTLE DECAPITATION. "We feel very honored ...

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PURE INC. To Support MOTÖRHEAD In Switzerland

Swiss rockers PURE INC. will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on June 4 at Volkshaus in Zürich, Switzerland. Commented PURE INC. in a statement: "MOTÖRHEAD and PURE INC. share the same attitude real and pure rock 'n' roll plus Lemmy and the guys are cult. It's a real pleasure for us to open for the guys." Prior ...

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OBITUARY, MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

OBITUARY and MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 25-26 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CRIMINAL DAWN OF DISEASE DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE GOD DETHRONED GOREFEST HEARSE JACK SLATER JAPANISCHE KAMPFHöRSPIELE KOLDBRANN KORPIKLAANI LEGION OF THE DAMNED MORBID ...

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HATE ETERNAL, SINISTER Confirmed For Germany's F*CK THE COMMERCE Festival; ORIGIN Cancel

HATE ETERNAL, SINISTER, ACCION MUTANTE, AMBROSSIA, GADGET, LE SCRAWL, VERMIN, SUFFERAGE, DIVISION666, GUT and NOXA have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Fuck the Commerce festival, set to take place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACCION MUTANTE AMBROSSIA BENEDICTION DAWN OF DISEASE ...

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SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, BLIND PETITION and ASTERIUS have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL ...

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VED BUENS ENDE Reform, Begin Work On New Material

VED BUENS ENDE (Norwegian for "At the End of the Rainbow"), the Norwegian avant-garde metal band who split up in 1997 after after releasing only one full-length album (1995's "Written in Waters") through Misanthropy Records, have been resurrected and are "up and running again," according to a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by the group's drummer, ...

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SACRED STEEL To Enter Studio In July

German metallers SACRED STEEL will enter the Spiderhouse studio in Berlin on July 10 with legendary producer Harris Johns (VOIVOD, HELLOWEEN, ST. VITUS, DEPRESSIVE AGE, SODOM, KREATOR) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively titled "Hammer of Destruction". Mixing will take place at the Music Lab Studio at the heart of the German capital. Sontitles ...

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WIDE OPEN THROTTLE To Release Debut Album Next Month

Houston, Texas-based metal band WIDE OPEN THROTTLE will be releasing their debut album, "Life Trials", on May 13 with a headline show at Houston's Forgetta Bout it rock club. The self-produced CD was recorded and mastered by Greg Gill of Spyder Studios and features 12 original hard rock tracks that reflect the band's classic melodic ...

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CALIFORNIA METAL FEST Moves Location

The organizers of the first annual California Metal Fest — which is scheduled to take place May 13 and May 14, with a warm-up day May 12 — have issued the following update: "Due to high advanced ticket sales and the city of Whittier doing everything they can to try and prevent the first annual ...

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SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

SIX FEET UNDER and KRISIUN will be teaming up for a U.S. tour later in the year. Also appearing on the bill will be CATTLE DECAPITATION, DECAPITATED, and ABYSMAL DAWN. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 12 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room Oct. 08 - New York, NY @ B.B. King ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION: Former UNHOLY GHOST Drummer Joins The Fold

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have announced the addition of Tampa, Florida-based drummer J.R. Daniels (ex-UNHOLY GHOST, ROYAL ANGUISH) to the group's ranks. As previously reported, CATTLE DECAPITATION have set "Karma.Bloody.Karma." as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June/July via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Billy Anderson (SWANS, ...

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DEZPERADOZ Land Support Slot On KROKUS/AXXIS German Tour

Germany's DEZPERADOZ (formerly DESPERADOS) have been confirmed as the support act on the upcoming KROKUS/AXXIS German co-headlining tour. The dates are as follows: May 03 - Nürnberg, GER - Hirsch May 04 - München, GER - Garage May 05 - Memmingen,GER @ Kaminwerk May 06 - Tuttlingen, GER @ Alte Festhalle May 07 - Ludwigsburg, ...

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THE HAUNTED Frontman To Guest On New SPARZANZA CD

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving will be laying down backing vocals on the new album from Swedish hard rockers in SPARZANZA. Dolving will be singing on the track "Dead Rising", which will appear on SPARZANZA's third CD, "Banisher of the Light", tentatively due later in the year. Dolving had previously worked with SPARZANZA as the ...

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DAWN OF AZAZEL To Open For KORN In New Zealand

New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL will be opening for KORN on May 1 at SuperTop in Auckland, New Zealand. The band will also be embarking on a U.S. tour with VITAL REMAINS, INCANTATION and SIN OF ANGELS beginning on May 31. The dates are as follows (venue details to be confirmed): May 31 ...

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J.B.O., DISENGAGE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ OPEN AIR Festival

J.B.O., BLUTSBRÜDER and DISENGAGE have been confirmed for the Rock Harz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-8 in Osterode-Dorste, Lower Saxony, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ATROCITY BLOODMOON BLUTSBRÜDER CRAYFOX CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYPTERIA DEW-SCENTED DIMPLE MINDS DISENGAGE FEAR OF THE DAWN GAMMA RAY GORILLA ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have set "Karma.Bloody.Karma." as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June/July via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Billy Anderson (SWANS, MR. BUNGLE, SLEEP) and features guest appearances by Joey Karam (THE LOCUST) and John Wiese (SUNN0))), BASTARD NOISE). Regarding the album title, the ...

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From Ashes - ABYSMAL DAWN

I had a feeling that ABYSMAL DAWN's 2004, three-song demo would be a harbinger of greater things to come. The Los Angeles band's debut full-length for Crash Music, "From Ashes", is ascending quickly into a select group of death metal releases that will receive consideration for a spot on the year-end "best of" list from ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Begin Recording New Album

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES entered their own Crystal Sounds studio last Wednesday (March 29) with producer Fredrik Nordström to begin recording their new album, "Dead City Dreaming", for a late 2006 release. The recordings will be finished by the summer, and the plan is for Nordström to start mixing the album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg ...

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