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CENTINEX: New Album Details Revealed

Sweden's CENTINEX are scheduled to enter Black Lounge studio today (March 4) to begin recording their new album, "World Declension", tentatively due this fall through Cold/Regain Records in Europe and Candlelight Records USA in North America. The follow-up to 2004's "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos" will include eight tracks divided into two chapters. Songtitles ...

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DESASTER Confirmed For Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS FESTIVAL

German dark thrashers DESASTER are the latest addition to the lineup for this year's Day of Darkness Festival, set to be held at Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland on July 9. The four-piece, who recently inked a deal with Metal Blade Records, will make a triumphant return to the Emerald Isle following a sold-out debut Irish ...

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DISSECTION: Mexican Date Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will return to the North American continent on April 22, when they are scheduled to play at the Box Underground in Tijuana, Mexico. Support at the show will come from SADISTIC INTENT, RISE, INFINITUM OBSCURE and NINTH LEVEL. Box Underground is located at 1500 Revolucion Avenue in downtown Tijuana. Late ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN Unveil New Lineup

BEFORE THE DAWN, the Finnish "dark metal" solo project of Tuomas Saukkonen, have revealed the lineup for their upcoming live performances. Joining Saukkonen in the new formation will be Juho Räihä (guitar; GLORIA MORTI, MY RAGE), Lars Eikind (bass, vocals; WINDS) and Aatu Mukka (drums; CAMORRA, DOWNTRODDEN). As previously reported, BEFORE THE DAWN have posted ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's 'The Devil's Rejects' To Arrive In July

Rob Zombie's second project as a feature film director, "The Devil's Rejects", has had its release date moved up to July 22 from the previously announced August 12. The decision to change the release date was apparently made by Lion's Gate Films after a "killer test screening" on February 10 that established the movie as ...

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APOCALYPTICA Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA Festival

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have been confirmed for Poland's MetalMania festival, set to be held March 12 at the Spodek venue in Katowice. The complete billing for the festival is now as follows: Main stage: 10:35 - 10:55 DARZAMAT 11:05 - 11:35 DIES IRAE 11:45 - 12:25 ANJ 12:40 - 13:15 AMON AMARTH 13:30 - 14:05 ...

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ZUUL FX to Release Debut Album In March

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, will release their debut album, "By the Cross", on March 1 via Equilibre Music (CRACK OV DAWN, MXD). A cut from the album can currently be heard on the cover-mounted CD that is being given away with the February edition of the ...

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SOLAR DAWN Call It Quits

Swedish melodic death metallers SOLAR DAWN have officially split up. A statement from the group reads as follows: "Ladies and gentlemen, we have decided to bury SOLAR DAWN once and for all! Eight years have passed since the day we gave birth to this melodic monster and time has taken its toll, to an ever ...

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THE HAUNTED Replace METAL CHURCH At Poland's METALMANIA Festival

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED will replace METAL CHURCH on the billing of Poland's MetalMania festival, set to be held March 12 at the Spodek venue in Katowice. The complete billing for the festival is now as follows: Main stage: DARZAMAT DIES IRAE ANJ AMON AMARTH PAIN DARK FUNERAL KATATONIA THE HAUNTED ARCTURUS TURBO NAPALM DEATH ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have announced a European tour in support of their new CD, "IV", due on March 21 via Spinefarm Records/Soulfood. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 07 – Moscow, RUS - TBA Mar. 18 – Kouvola, FIN - Rytmikatti Mar. 19 – Vantaa, FIN - TBA Mar. 24 – Torgau, GER - Kreiskulturhaus ...

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TESTAMENT's New Recording Studio Is Haunted

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued the following update on the band's current and upcoming activities: "In prepping for the next studio album, TESTAMENT re-opened its Driftwood Studios at a new location. They had shut down the Oakland industrial-area site when Chuck Billy [vocals] was going through his eventually-successful cancer treatments. With ...

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EVERGREY: 'A Night To Remember' Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for EVERGREY's forthcoming live album, "A Night To Remember", due on March 14 via InsideOut Music. "A Night To Remember" was recorded on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden. A live DVD was filmed the same night with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, ...

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VALKYRIE Announce New Lineup

VALKYRIE, the Virginia-based psychedelic stoner doomsters, have announced the addition of drummer Nic McInturff and bassist Nick Crabill to the group's ranks. A fresh new rhythm section backing up brothers Pete and Jake Adams on guitars and vocals has given a new energy to VALKYRIE, and many shows are planned in the upcoming months. The ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Confirmed For Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST are the latest act confirmed for this year's Day of Darkness metal festival, set to take place July 9 in Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland. The festival will mark ROTTING CHRIST's first-ever visit to Ireland and is sure to generate a frenzied response from Irish black/death metal fans. The veteran outfit will join ...

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PUNGENT STENCH To Tour New Zealand In March

Long-running Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH will embark on their third tour of New Zealand in March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 10 - Dunedin @ Refuel (w/ RAVENOUS, MEATYARD) Mar. 11 - Invercragill @ The Globe (w/ RAVENOUS, MEATYARD) Mar. 12 - Christchurch @ Creation (w/ MEATYARD, OFFAL STENCH, HUMAN) Mar. 15 - ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY: New Audio Samples Posted Online

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have uploaded several audio samples from their third full-length album, "Elements of Creation", at their official web site. Check them out at this location. Due on March 28, "Elements of Creation" will include a bonus video containing footage from the making of the album. Artwork and layout will ...

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DAWN OF AZAZEL Announce New Drummer

New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL have announced the addition of drummer Martin Cavanagh to the group's ranks. Martin's "arrival brings to an end many months of searching for a replacement for Phill Osborne, who was removed from the lineup following [DAWN OF AZAZEL's] Australian tour because of his lack of commitment to the ...

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DISSECTION Mainman: We Are Not Racist, Just Satanic

Guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtveidt of the reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION has issued the following statement via the group's official web site: "There have been rumors and allegations surrounding the band and I, we want our fans to know and to make it a point that it is not and never has been part of our ...

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BRAINSTORM Complete Work On 'Liquid Monster'

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have finished mixing their long-awaited new full-length album, "Liquid Monster", at House Of Music Studios in Germany with producer Achim Köhler. An April 4 release via Metal Blade Records is expected. "Some people were surprised about my enthusiastic comments on the new tracks, as I am usually the most critical part ...

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MOURNING BELOVETH confirmed for Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Irish doom metal act MOURNING BELOVETH are among the first four bands confirmed for this year's Day of Darkness metal festival in Ireland. The acclaimed five-piece will release their third album, "A Murderous Circus", through Grau Records, a subsidiary of Germany's Prophecy Productions, in March. MOURNING BELOVETH headlined a previous installment of the one-day event, ...

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MORTIIS: New Single, DVD On The Way

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS has returned to Silvertone Studios in Fredrikstad, Norway to work on a new single — "Decadent & Desperate" — which is scheduled for a U.K. release in April. The single is expected to be released in various formats and will include a new, as yet unnamed song, plus further remixed ...

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Widow Of Original SAVATAGE Guitarist CRISS OLIVA Passes Away

Dawn Marae Oliva, widow of original SAVATAGE guitarist Criss Oliva, passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 11). No cause of death has yet been revealed. As most SAVATAGE fans know, in the early morning hours of October 17, 1993 Criss Oliva and Dawn were en route to the Livestock Festival in Zephyrhills, Florida when tragedy struck. ...

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