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WINDS Complete Work On New Album

WINDS, the Norwegian band featuring Carl August Tideman (ARCTURUS, TRITONUS), Jan Axel Blomberg (MAYHEM, ARCTURUS), Lars Eric Si and Andy Winter, have completed work on their new album, "The Imaginary Direction of Time", due in late April through The End Records. Recorded at Toproom and Fagerborg studios in Norway and mixed at The Factory in ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL 2004: Complete Schedule Released

The organizers of the annual Inferno Festival have released the complete schedule for this year's festivities, which are set to be held April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The details are as follows: Thursday, April 8: Venue: Rockefeller 18.15 ROTTING CHRIST 19.45 KHOLD 21.15 KONKHRA 23.00 GORGOROTH 01.00 MY ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL 2004: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup for this year's Inferno Festival — set to be held April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway — has been announced. It is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORYM AETURNUS ÁSMEGIN DECAPITATED DEFILED DIMENSION F3H DISIPLIN ENSLAVED FORGERY GORGOROTH HELHEIM HOLY MOSES KHOLD KONKHRA MANES MANIFEST MAYHEM ...

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Author Of VARG VIKERNES Article Responds To Criticism From BLABBERMOUTH.NET Readers

The author of an editorial about the "flawed" Norwegian justice system published in the Arkansas daily newspaper Paragould Daily Press has personally responded to the BLABBERMOUTH.NET readers who have attacked him over his (presumed) musical and religious background. Paragould Daily Press editor Travis Justice's Jan. 10 editorial, titled "Norwegian killer takes advantage of ...

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ANATHEMA Set U.S. Release Date For 'A Natural Disaster'

ANATHEMA have set a February 24 U.S. release date through KOCH Records/Music For Nations for their seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster". The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit" was recorded and mixed at Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. (except for two songs, which were mixed in Nottingham at Electric Mayhem) and was ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary with special performances ...

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Former IMMORTAL Drummer HORGH Joins HYPOCRISY!

Former IMMORTAL/current GRIMFIST drummer Horgh has officially joined HYPOCRISY. Horgh replaces longtime HYPOCRISY skinsman Lars Szöke, who reportedly left the band because of his unwillingness to tour for long periods of time. "Lars still wants to play drums," HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren explained to Norway's Scream magazine, "but not with the hectic schedule HYPOCRISY has ...

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SOCIETY 1: Live Suspension Show Scheduled For March

Before entering the studio to record their second album for Earache Records, SOCIETY 1 will give one final performance in support of their Earache debut, "Exit Through Fear"...and this won't be any ordinary show! Thursday, March 11, at The Key Club in West Hollywood, California... Not only will SOCIETY 1 play a full set of ...

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MARILYN MANSON, MAYHEM Among 'Craziest' Rockers Of All Time

MARILYN MANSON and Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM were included in a list of the "100 most insane moments in rock" released last week by British music magazine Q. Topping the list was the late WHO drummer Keith Moon, who was singled out for a life of excess that included countless drug-fueled brawls, a food fight ...

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AFTER FOREVER, THUNDERSTONE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Holland's AFTER FOREVER and Finland's THUNDERSTONE have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary with special performances by "new ...

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ANATHEMA: Polish Performance To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

ANATHEMA's Jan. 31, 2004 performance at the "Krzemionki" TV studio in Cracow, Poland will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, according to Metal Mind Productions. Also set to appear are AMPLIFIER, GREEN CARNATION and CORRUPTION. ANATHEMA's seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster", was released last month through Music For Nations Records. The follow-up to 2001's ...

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DEICIDE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Florida death metallers DEICIDE have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary with special performances by "new hits, old ...

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KEEP OF KALESSIN To Release New EP In December

Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN will release their brand new mini-album, titled "Reclaim", on December 1 in Norway through FaceFront Records. The rest of the European continent will receive the CD on January 19, 2004. The group's first release since 1999's "Agnen: A Journey Through The Dark" (Avantgarde), "Reclaim" (5 tracks, 27 minutes) features ...

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DIO To Enter Studio In January

The songwriting process for the new DIO record is coming along nicely, and if all goes as planned, the band should be ready to start recording sometime in January 2004, according to a post on the group's web site. In other news, DIO have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air ...

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MAYHEM Announce Release Date For 'Chimera'

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have set a March 29, 2004 release date through Season Of Mist Records for their new full-length CD, "Chimera". The album, which is currently being recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, will feature a musical direction that is being described by the band as "much more back ...

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MAYHEM To Team Up With DECAPITATED For European Tour

MAYHEM, DECAPITATED, and probably KRISIUN and ANAAL NATHRAKH will be teaming up for a European tour beginning on April 8 and running through May 16. More details will be made available soon. In other news, DECAPITATED will join forces with ROTTING CHRIST, EXTOL, THUS DEFILED and ANATA for a 10-date trek through England, Scotland and ...

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ANTHRAX, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MAYHEM Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ANTHRAX, BAL-SAGOTH, CATHEDRAL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DESTRUCTION, EKTOMORF, HYPOCRISY, MAYHEM, SCHANDMAUL and ZODIAC MINDWARP are the latest bands confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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BORKNAGAR Debut To Get Reissue Treatment

Norway's BORKNAGAR will be reissuing their self-titled debut album on December 28 through Displeased Records. Originally released in 1996 via Malicious Records and re-released in the U.S. in 1999 through Century Media, the new version of the CD will feature a brand-new booklet layout and will also be made available on vinyl. BORKNAGAR are currently ...

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Lawyer: VARG VIKERNES Considered Joining The French Foreign Legion

When BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes, known in his native Norway as "Greven" (Norwegian for "The Count"), failed to return to return to prison as scheduled following a short leave, he contemplated leaving Norway behind for good and joining the French Foreign Legion, according to the daily newspaper Nettavisen. "He had no concrete plan except that ...

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ANGER To Issue Live CD

Miami-based hardcore band ANGER, featuring drummer Alex Marquez (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DEMOLITION HAMMER, SOLSTICE), have announced plans to release a new live album, tentatively titled "Out On Bond". No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, ANGER, featuring drummer Alex Marquez (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DEMOLITION HAMMER, SOLSTICE), will headline the first annual 12 Hours ...

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