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Updated: BURZUM Leader Fails To Return After Short Leave From Prison

The Norwegian media is reporting that BURZUM mastermind Varg "Greven" Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) failed to return after a short leave from his prison in Vestfold, Norway, where the black metal musician is serving a 21-year sentence for the August 1993 murder of MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous), the burning of three churches, and ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Talks About The Group's New Video

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta recently spoke to Chart Attack about his plans for the band's new video, "This Is Now". The shoot went down on October 1 at the Float Nightclub in New York City. "It's gonna be kind of like a two-part video," Jasta said. "Just sort of like all the mayhem from the ...

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EINHERJER: Photos From Video Shoot Posted Online

Norway's EINHERJER have posted photos from their recent "Ironbound" video shoot at this location. "Ironbound" comes off the group's recently released album, "Blot", available through Tabu Recordings. The follow-up to 2000's "Norwegian Native Art" was mixed at Top Room Studio with Børge Finstad (ARCTURUS, MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR) and is said to be the longest ...

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EINHERJER Film New Video

Norway's EINHERJER have shot a video for the track "Ironbound". "The editing should be finished in a week or so," reads a post on the band's web site. "Ironbound" comes off the group's recently released album, "Blot", available through Tabu Recordings. The follow-up to 2000's "Norwegian Native Art" was mixed at Top Room Studio with ...

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MAYHEM: Prepare For An Attack Like No Other!

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have vowed to go make their next studio effort, "Chimera", "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's "Grand Declaration of War", according to post on the band's web site. The group have also confirmed that they have have re-signed with Season Of Mist Records for the release ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION: DVD, Mini-CD On The Way

DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash metal act featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin and ABATTOIR rhythm guitarist Steve Gaines, are in the process of compiling their first-ever DVD, tentatively due early next year. In addition to other material, the as-yet-untitled disc will include footage from their August show at the Whisky A-Go ...

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MAYHEM Re-Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have re-signed with Season Of Mist Records for the release of their new album, "Chimera". The CD will be recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway during November/December and is scheduled for release during March 2004. According to an official press release from the label, the forthcoming CD ...

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ANATHEMA To Release 'A Natural Disaster' In November

ANATHEMA have set "A Natural Disaster" as the title for their seventh studio album, tentatively due in November through Music For Nations Records. 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 ...

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CHAOSBREED Drummer Explains Change In Recording Plans

CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hi, this is Nalle from CHAOSBREED, greetings from Stockholm! Even when we had to cancel our recordings at Sunlight [studios] we didn't want to leave our ferry tickets unused. So instead of CHAOSBREED traveling to Stockholm, the 31th of ...

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Review: OZZFEST About 'Approved' Craziness

Charles Passy of the Palm Beach Post reports that for most of Ozzfest 2003's 14-hour duration, bands encourage concertgoers to engage in all sorts of mayhem. "Let's get bleeping crazy," is the day's common refrain. "So what happened at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre [in West Palm Beach, Florida] on Thursday [August 28] when Ozzfest arrived ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Guest On AMSTERDAM Album

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin was recently at Jet City studios in Los Angeles laying down backing vocal tracks for the new AMSTERDAM album, "Suffering". Neil sings on the track "Mistaken", featuring Tracy G. (ex-DIO, WWIII) on lead guitar, Paulie Mervosh on drums and Ronnie Borchert on guitar and vocals. Turbin issued his solo debut, ...

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IMPALER Reunite With Original Bassist

80's shock-rock band IMPALER have reunited with original bass player Commander Court Hawley following the recent departure of Erik Allyn. Court was part of the group's Combat Records lineup and was featured on their first three releases: "Rise Of The Mutants", "If We Had Brains...We'd Be Dangerous" and "Wake Up Screaming". The band are currently ...

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VINTERSORG Side Project To Record Album For NAPALM RECORDS

FISSION, the new "melodic thrash" band featuring BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hägge" Hägglund, have inked a deal with Napalm Records for the release of their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004. "It's heavy and hard, still harmonious and melodic," says Vintersorg. "I'm very impressed with the ...

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NY Post: IRON MAIDEN Ruffle Feathers At New York Restaurant

The following item was published it today's edition of The New York Post: "Just because heavy metal masters IRON MAIDEN are old and gray doesn't mean they can't create some old-school rock 'n' roll mayhem. The long-maned metallers made headlines last week when drummer Michael 'Nicko' McBrain allegedly got mad at a Jones Beach parking ...

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MAYHEM Classic To Be Reissued

MAYHEM's classic "Wolf's Lair Abyss" CD will be reissued through Candlelight USA on October 14. The recording continues the label's classic reissue series — adding to earlier reissues by ARCTURUS, FLEURETY and VED BUENS ENDE. Originally released in 1998 for the Misanthropy label, "Wolf Lair's Abyss" bridged the studio gap between full-length albums just after ...

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ANGER Confirmed For Florida's 12 HOURS OF MAYHEM Festival

Florida-based hardcore kings ANGER, featuring drummer Alex Marquez (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DEMOLITION HAMMER, SOLSTICE), have been confirmed for the first annual 12 Hours Of Mayhem festival, set to take place November 1 at the Mahi Shrine Auditorium in Miami. The show will feature 12 of South Florida's heaviest metal and hardcore bands and will also include ...

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BLUDGEON To Release Live DVD

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON will release a live DVD/CD, entitled "Crucified Live", on September 22 through MANOWAR's label imprint, Magic Circle Music. The DVD/CD package is "nothing short of a mind-numbing experience for any fan of heavy metal!" according to an official press release. "Watch out for yourself as BLUDGEON is unleashed, for the first time, ...

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EINHERJER: 'Blot' Mixing Sessions To Begin In A Few Days

Norway's EINHERJER will start the mixing process for their new album, "Blot", before the end of the month at Top Room Studio with Børge Finstad (ARCTURUS, MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR). As previously reported, "Blot", due on September 8 through Tabu Recordings, will "definitely be the longest EINHERJER album to date, featuring 12 songs plus an intro," according ...

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BURZUM Albums To Receive U.S. Release For The First Time

Dead Ringer Records confirms September 23 as the first-time U.S. release of "Daudi Baldrs" and "Hlidskjalf", recordings by controversial Norwegian band BURZUM. Each will feature original artwork as created by Stephen O'Malley (EMPEROR) and pressed as originally released by Misanthropy Records in the latter '90s. The "colorful" history of BURZUM always marks the start of ...

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MAYHEM To Record New Album In The Mountains Of Norway

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have abandoned their plans to record their new album, "Chimera", at Puk Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. "Instead they will be bringing a mobile studio into the mountains of Norway for about five weeks or so," reads a statement on the band's official web site. "The drum tracks will probably be laid ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Release Solo Debut In August

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will issue his long-awaited solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", in early August through Middle Finger Records in association with Metal Mayhem Music. According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, powerful vocals and melodies that you would expect from ...

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E-FORCE Complete Work On Debut Album

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have completed work on their debut album, "Evil Forces", due on October 20 through France's Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). "Evil Forces" was recorded at Wild Studio ...

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IMPALER To Release DVD

The early 80's shock/horror metal band IMPALER celebrate their 20-year-anniversary with the release of their first DVD, due out by year's end. IMPALER were originally signed to Combat Records and released the classics "Rise Of The Mutants" (featured in the film "Trick Or Treat" with Ozzy, as well as making Tipper Gore and the PMRC's ...

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BORKNAGAR Cancel European Festival Appearances

Norway's BORKNAGAR have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearances at the Summer Breeze and Metalfest Vienna festivals. "The last couple of months we have been totally occupied with the recording of our new album, a process in which has been postponed and extended in time," guitarist Øystein G. Brun said in an official ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

Norway's BORKNAGAR are hard at work at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) recording the follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism", due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The following is the latest recording update from BORKNAGAR drummer Asgeir Mickelson, as posted earlier today (June 22) to the band's official forum: "I've ...

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MAYHEM: Raping Humanity With Pride

MAYHEM's forthcoming album, "Chimera", will be recorded at Puk Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark over a four-five week period beginning in November. Among the working titles set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Rape Humanity With Pride 02. Chimera 03. Dark Night Of The Soul 04. Deathwhore The follow-up to 2000's "Grand Declaration ...

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