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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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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: More 'Deconstruction', 'Ghost' Details Revealed

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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DEVIN TOWNSEND Interviewed In Paris (Video)

Metal Sickness conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) on April 8, 2011 in Paris, France . You can now watch the chat below . Devin Townsend will release "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" — the third and fourth in a series of ...

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STEPHEN O'MALLEY Of SUNN 0))) Contributes Foreword To 'Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries'

Innovative metal musician Stephen O'Malley of SUNN 0))) has contributed a lengthy foreword to the upcoming 744-page hardcover book "Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries", an anthology and memoir by Norway's metal godfather Jon Kristiansen. As a graphic designer during the 1990s, O'Malley befriended Kristiansen during the early 1990s, during the initial rise of Norway's black ...

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IHSAHN Replaces ARCTURUS At PROGPOWER USA XII Festival

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn has been confirmed to replace ARCTURUS at ProgPower USA XII, the annual progressive and power metal festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. ARCTURUS has issued the following statement regarding its cancellation: "ARCTURUS still suffer from hibernation sickness, and due to outdated parts we deeply regret to inform you: We are canceling ProgPower ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Deconstruction' Artwork Unveiled

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 ...

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THULCANDRA Continuing Work On New Album

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has issued the following update: "Today we finished laying the last guitar tracks for [our second full-length album] 'Under A Frozen Sun' at Woodshed Studios, Germany, alongside producer V. Santura [real name: Victor Bullok] (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE). "Seven ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Special U.K. Shows To Be Filmed For Unique DVD

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has announced the first two special shows in U.K. for November 2011 for a unique DVD recording. In June 2011 the world will be struck by two new releases from Townsend. The albums entitled "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" will complete his ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Gothenburg Footage Available

Video footage of DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT — the band led by Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) — performing on March 11, 2011 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden can be viewed below. "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" — the third and fourth in a series of albums ...

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LEPROUS Signs With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

InsideOut Music, the leading label for progressive music, has announced the signing of Norway's LEPROUS to a worldwide deal. Commented the band: "We're all very happy… no, delighted... no, enthusiastic…, no THRILLED to be a part of the InsideOut/Century Media family! InsideOut has always been the label we've considered the most suitable for our music, ...

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'Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries' Book Due In June

Bazillion Points Books has revealed the final cover artwork for "Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries", a mammoth 744-page hardcover journey into black metal, death metal, and beyond by Norway's metal godfather Jon Kristiansen. "The greatest heavy metal story ever told" will be available June 6, 2011, wherever books are sold, and is available for preorder ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Deconstruction' Orchestra Footage Posted Online

Video footage of Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) working with an orchestra and a choir on material for "Deconstruction" — the third in a series of albums to be made available under THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker — in Prague, Czech Republic can be viewed ...

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TAAKE, HELHEIM, TROLL, HORNA To Appear On EMPEROR Tribute Album

TAAKE, HELHEIM, TROLL and HORNA are among the bands who will appear on the forthcoming tribute album to the majestic Norwegian black metal band EMPEROR. Entitled "In Honour Of Icon E", the collection will be released later this year via Metal Swamp and Tryzna Production. Featured bands: * TAAKE (Norway) * HELHEIM (Norway) * TROLL ...

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LEPROUS Recording New Album At IHSAHN's Studio

Norwegian progressive metal upstarts LEPROUS are recording their new album at legendary EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's Ivory Shoulder Studio (formerly Symphonique Studio). Commented Ihsahn: "We are happy to have the guys in LEPROUS working in our studio these days. So far the recording has been going great, and new material is absolutely fantastic! In lack of ...

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SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY To Release 'Dark Meditations' In February

"Dark Meditations in Monastic Seclusion" from dynamic U.S. black metal act SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY is set for self-release on February 12. The album is an organic blend of beautiful acoustic and caustic black metal songs with lyrics focusing on isolation, despair, hatred, and one's personal celebration of introversion. The musical influences are many, but include ...

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THULCANDRA Recording New Album

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has issued the following update: "We just entered well known Woodshed Studios to record our second full-length [album] 'Under A Frozen Sun' alongside producer V. Santura. Seraph (DARK FORTRESS) will take care of the drum duties for the ...

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