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HEXEN Completes Work On 'Being And Nothingness'

Los Angeles thrashers HEXEN have completed work on their second album, "Being And Nothingness", to be released later in the year via Pulverised Records. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Vivid Tone Recording Studio (LIVIDITY, GUTHRIE GOVAN) by producer Rich Bruce, the CD "sees the band going toward a far more mature, comprehensive, and thorough voyage ...

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THE WRETCHED END To Release 'Inroads' In April

THE WRETCHED END — the Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON) — will release its sophomore album, "Inroads", on April 23 via Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. The CD was recorded at Strand Studio in Oslo and features cover artwork by ...

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Ex-EMPEROR, THE BATALLION Members Join Forces In STUDFAUST

Bård "Faust" Eithun (EMPEROR, BLOOD TSUNAMI, MONGO NINJA) and Tore Bratseth (a.k.a. Stud Bronson of THE BATALLION, OLD FUNERAL) have joined forces in a new project called STUDFAUST. They entered the studio in late November 2011 and the result was two dirty, firesparking tracks in the spirit of the old school of metal/punk. Music like ...

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IHSAHN Comments On JEFF LOOMIS Collaboration

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) will make a guest appearance on the sophomore solo album from ex-NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis. The CD, which is being produced by Aaron Smith (7 HORNS 7 EYES), is scheduled for release later in the year via Century Media Records. Commented Ihsahn: "I was both surprised ...

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IHSAHN To Guest On Ex-NEVERMORE Guitarist's New Solo Album

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) will make a guest appearance on the sophomore solo album from ex-NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis. The CD, which is being produced by Aaron Smith (7 HORNS 7 EYES), is scheduled for release later in the year via Century Media Records. Commented Loomis: "I know most of ...

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BEHIND THE SCENERY Members Release Debut ATHEAN EP

ATHEAN, the German technical death metal project featuring BEHIND THE SCENERY guitarist Simon Abele, has just released its debut EP, "Main-Mast Of The Voyaging Earth", via Serial Six Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Journey Above The Calm Aeons (instrumental) (3:04) 02. Passage (4:10) 03. Fragmented Convictions (4:21) 04. Main-Mast ...

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THE HAUNTED: Video Footage Of Entire Tokyo Concert Available

Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED kicked off their three-date Japanese co-headlining tour with former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn on Monday (December 5) at Shibuya O-East in Tokyo. Ihsahn's backing band, progressive metallers LEPROUS, opened the shows with a separate set. Video footage of THE HAUNTED's entire Decemebr 5, concert can be seen below. THE HAUNTED's seventh studio ...

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IHSAHN: Video Footage Of Entire Tokyo Concert Available

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn kicked off his Japanese co-headlining tour with THE HAUNTED yesterday (Monday, December 5) at Shibuya O-East in Tokyo. Ihsahn was supposed to tour Japan in May with MORBID ANGEL and THE HAUNTED, but this tour was cancelled due to the disastrous earthquakes and floods Japan experienced in February, leading to the ...

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ICS VORTEX To Handle Lead Vocals On GOD OF ATHEISTS Album

Former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member ICS Vortex (real name: Simen Hestns) will handle the lead vocals on the upcoming debut album from GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led by Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, TESTAMENT). Drums on the CD were recorded by Trym (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED), while the rhythm ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Contain Us' Box Set Details Revealed

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend will release a monumental box set called "Contain Us". The set, which was designed and created by Man Alive's Tom Bejgrowicz (who also conceived the classic and must-have MISFITS "Coffin" box set), is the ultimate collection for every diehard Devin fan. Some highlights of the box are outlined below. * A ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Footage From The Road Posted Online

Behind-the-scenes footage from DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's recent months on the road can be seen below. Director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye who has previously collaborated with AS I LAY DYING, SUICIDE SILENCE, KATAKLYSM, ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, among others helmed the video for the song "Juular" from the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT. ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Juular' Video Released

Director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye who has previously collaborated with AS I LAY DYING, SUICIDE SILENCE, KATAKLYSM, ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, among others spent the last couple of months working on the video for the song "Juular" from the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT. The band's mainman Devin Townsend stated about the ...

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DARK FUNERAL Splits With REGAIN RECORDS, Seeks New Label Home

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have parted ways with Regain Records. The band's guitarist, Lord Ahriman, states, "Time went by and we didn't see any future whatsoever to continue to work with them." He adds, "At this point in time we have not signed to a new label, but negotiations are currently taking place. And ...

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THE WRETCHED END Preparing To Record New Album

THE WRETCHED END the Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellstrm (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON) is preparing to enter Strand Studio in Oslo begin recording its sophomore album, tentatively titled "Inroads", for an early 2012 release via Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. Songtitles set to appear ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Working On 'Juular' Video

Director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye who has previously collaborated with AS I LAY DYING, SUICIDE SILENCE, KATAKLYSM, ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, among others has spent the past two months working on the video for the song "Juular" from the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT. The band's mainman Devin Townsend stated about the ...

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IHSAHN Performs With DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT In Portugal (Video)

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) joined DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT on stage yesterday (Saturday, August 6) at the Vagos Open Air festival in Lagoa de Calvo (GDC), Portugal to perform the song "Juular". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be viewed below. The studio version of "Juular", featuring Ihsahn on guest ...

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DARK FUNERAL Announces New Bassist

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced the addition of bassist Zornheym to the group's ranks. Commented guitarist Lord Ahriman: "Now, that we face our new lineup, I must say that the atmosphere and the chemistry within the band feels absolutely fantastic. Furthermore, every single member of DARK FUNERAL is once again sharing a tremendously ...

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Ex-DARK FUNERAL Singer Joins WITCHERY

Some of you might be surprised to see a new face at the Hultsfred festival tonight when WITCHERY enter the stage to declare "Witchkrieg" over Sweden. Commented WITHCERY guitarist Patrik Jensen (also in THE HAUNTED): "We are saddened to announce the departure of Legion (ex-MARDUK, DEVIAN), singer of last year's WITCHERY ear-crusher 'Witchkrieg'. Unfortunately, conflicting ...

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DARK FUNERAL Announces New Vocalist

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced the addition of vocalist Nachtgarm (NEGATOR) to the group's ranks. Guitarist Lord Ahriman admits that it surely was not an easy task to find a worthy replacement for Emperor Magus Caligula, who has been doing an amazing job for DARK FUNERAL during the past 15 years. The Lord ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Deconstruction', 'Ghost' First-Week Sales, Chart Positions

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) released "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" the third and fourth in a series of albums to be made available under DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker on June 21 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music. First-week sales and chart positions in the U.S.: ...

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DARK FUNERAL Rejoined By Drummer NILS FJALLSTROM

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been rejoined by drummer Nils Fjallstrom (a.k.a. Dominator) i Commented Nils: "After a short break of focusing on other aspects of my life, it's a great privilege for me to announce my return to DARK FUNERAL. The time off has fueled my inspiration and urge to get back behind ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Entire 'Deconstruction', 'Ghost' Albums Available For Streaming

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) will release "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" the third and fourth in a series of albums to be made available under DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker on June 21 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music. Both CDs are now available for streaming ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Schedules Vancouver In-Store Appearance

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) will take part in a meet-and-greet at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's Scrape Records, located at 323 East Broadway, at midnight on June 20 (technically early morning June 21) to welcome the releases of his "Ghost" and "Deconstruction" albums. For more ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Free Download Of Two New Songs Available

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) will release "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" the third and fourth in a series of albums to be made available under DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker on June 21 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music. "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" will complete his tetralogy ...

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AENAON Signs With CODE666

Greek avantgarde black metal act AENAON has inked a deal with Code666, a sublabel of Aural Music, for the release of the group's debut album, "Cendres et Sang". The effort was mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll at Strype Audio (EMPEROR, DHG, 1349) and is tentatively due in June. Formed in 2005 and quickly amassing a solid ...

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