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MAYHEM Enter Norwegian Chart At No. 28

Black metal veterans MAYHEM entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 28 with their latest release, "Chimera". The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, features a musical direction that was previously described by the band as "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's ...

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SHADOWS FALL Begin Recording New Album, Prepare To Hit The Road

The dynamic thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will embark on a national U.S. headlining tour this summer in preparation for their highly anticipated fourth full-length release. The trek, dubbed the "Strhess Tour", will also feature AS I LAY DYING, HIMSA and REMEMBERING NEVER. SHADOWS FALL just entered Planet Z Studios (HATEBREED) to track the follow ...

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Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL: A Hell Of An Easter

John-Arne Ø. Gundersen of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten is reporting that Oslo will be invaded by thousands of black clad extreme metal fans as the fourth Inferno festival takes place this Easter. Inferno is a major genre event, but organizers say there is no religious clash intended, the dates are really chosen to take advantage ...

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BORKNAGAR Finalize Track Listing For 'Epic'

Norway's BORKNAGAR have finalized the track listing for their sixth album, "Epic", tentatively due in June/July through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism" was recorded and mixed at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD). "Musically the album will take off and expand from where 'Empiricism' ended, and for those ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Film Detroit Show For Possible Live DVD

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hails and salutations fuckers! "The release of our new record, 'Through The Ashes Of Empires' (from here on out referred to as 'TTAOE') is less than a month away! The new, exclusive track, 'Seasons Wither' is mixed, mastered and ...

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Compilation CD To Be Released In Conjunction With Norway's INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL

Norway's Tabu Recordings have announced plans to release a compilation CD, "Infernal Gathering - The Second Chapter", in conjunction with the upcoming Inferno Metal Festival. In its fourth edition, Inferno Metal Festival has established itself as one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world, with people traveling from such faraway places like ...

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ANATHEMA: Turkish Show Cancelled

ANATHEMA's previously announced gig in Istanbul, Turkey on April 11 has been cancelled. "The local promoter could not put on the show because of financial problems," the band write on their web site. "We apologize to Turkish fans, there was nothing we could do about it. We hope to play in Turkey before the end ...

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Estonian Black Metallers MANATARK To Support MAYHEM In Europe

Estonian black metallers MANATARK have officially been confirmed as the second support act (in addition to Japan's DEFILED) on the first half of the upcoming MAYHEM European tour. Support at the remaining dates will come from CADAVER and DEFILED. MAYHEM w/ MANATARK and DEFILED tour dates: Apr. 09 - Musikens Hus - Gothenburg, SWE Apr. ...

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THE AXIS OF PERDITION Sign New Deal, Part Ways With Drummer

U.K. noise black metallers THE AXIS OF PERDITION have inked a deal with Code666 Records for the release of their second album, tentatively due in early 2005. The follow-up to last year's "Corridors" (Rage Of Achilles Records) sees the band taking their inspiration from the ugliness decay of their urban environment, integrated into a darker ...

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FLESHGRIND: Tour Dates Announced

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 19 - Wichita, KS @ Double Vision Mar. 20 - Weslaco, TX @ TBA Mar. 21 - San Antonio, TX @ Sparks Club Mar. 22 - Corpus Christi, TX @ La Cantina Mar. 23 - Laredo, TX @ Sal's Pizza ...

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IMPALER To Release DVD In April

'80s shock-rock band IMPALER have set an April 2 release date through Root Of All Evil Records/Vlad Productions for their upcoming DVD, "Impaler - 20 Years Undead". The DVD "chronicles the band from 1983 to present and will feature a full-length concert from the 'Old School Ghouls' tour in 2002, several bootleg segments from the ...

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MAYHEM: 'Chimera' Artwork Revealed

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Chimera", at (get your magnifying glasses ready, people) this location. The group have also finalized the track listing for the CD, which is scheduled to be released on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season ...

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ANTISEEN To Begin Recording New Album

North Carolina punk legends ANTISEEN will be entering the studio this week to begin work on their next full-length album. Tentatively entitled "Badwill Ambassadors", the album will be recorded in two separate 10-song sessions. The CD will consist or 10 to 12 of these recorded tracks with the others being used for future 7" and ...

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MAYHEM, DEFILED: European Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM and Japan's DEFILED will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in early April. A third band will be added to the bill soon. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 08 – Loppen - Copenhagen, DEN Apr. 09 - Musikens Hus - Gothenburg, SWE Apr. 10 - Inferno ...

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MAYHEM Announce Finnish Dates

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have added three Finnish dates to their upcoming European tour. As previously reported, the trek (which will reportedly include Poland's DECAPITATED and Japan's DEFILED) will officially commence on April 10, beginning with an appearance at the Inferno Festival in Oslo, according to a posting on the band's web site. The European ...

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MAYHEM: 'Chimera' Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have revealed the track listing for their new CD, "Chimera", due on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season Of Mist Records. The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, reportedly features a musical direction that is being described by ...

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MAYHEM, DECAPITATED, DEFILED: Scandinavian Dates Announced

Norway's MAYHEM, Poland's DECAPITATED and Japan's DEFILED will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in early April. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 09 - Göteborg, SWE @ Musikens Hus Apr. 10 – Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Apr. 11 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben MAYHEM's new full-length CD, "Chimera", is ...

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GRIFFIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BÖHSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL CORPSE CATHEDRAL CHILDREN OF BODOM DEATH ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces New Solo Band

Former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin has announced the lineup for his new solo band, which is currently rehearsing for upcoming West Coast live dates. Joining Turbin in the new group are Izzy Diaz on drums, Steve Ornest on lead guitar, Dario Seixas on bass guitar, and Vernon Anderson on lead guitar. Check out a photo ...

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KOTIPELTO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

KOTIPELTO, the Finnish band led by former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BÖHSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL ...

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