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THULCANDRA To Enter Studio In December

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has issued the following update: "We are very proud to announce that we have almost completed the songwriting process for our upcoming release, which will be entitled 'Under A Frozen Sun'. "With our second album, we are going ...

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TRIPTYKON: 'Shatter' Video Released

"Shatter", the new video from TRIPTYKON — the group formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior — can be viewed below. Based on a concept devised by Warrior and directed and filmed by Philipp Hirsch of Film-M in Leipzig, Germany in late September 2010, the clip combines the imagery ...

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TRIPTYKON Mainman Checks In From The Road

Current TRIPTYKON and former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior has posted the following message on his official blog: "On tour again in North America... In April of 2008, when I departed CELTIC FROST and began to lay the foundation for TRIPTYKON, this was but a mere intention, the fulfillment of ...

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TRIPTYKON Mainman Interviewed By Swiss Church Publication REFORMED

TRIPTYKON/ex-CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Warrior was interviewed by the Reformiert (German word for "reformed"), the monthly German-language publication of the evangelical-reformed church of Switzerland and one of Switzerland's largest publications (with a circulation in excess of 719,000). Among the other personalities interviewed for the feature — a thematic examination of the topic of "evil" ...

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THE WRETCHED END Listening Party To Take Place In Toronto

"Ominous", the debut album from THE WRETCHED END, the new Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON), will receive its North American premiere on October 9 at The Bunker @ Hard Luck (812 Dundas St.) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Besides spinning ...

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Ashes to Ashes - CANDLEMASS

Whatever your thoughts concerning the exit of Messiah Marcolin and his replacement by SOLITUDE AETURNUS's Robert Lowe, you must at least admit that CANDLEMASS career has been on the upswing since the Texan joined the Swedish doomsters. Much of that has to do with the release of a couple of great albums in "King of ...

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A Discord Electric - RAUNCHY

The time has arrived to tell it like it is. RAUNCHY are incapable of making a bad album. They are however capable of making a mildly disappointing one, at least compared with the benchmark of excellence established with albums like 2006's "Death Pop Romance" and 2008's grand slam "Wasteland Discotheque". The emphasis should be on ...

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Bassist FRANK WATKINS: 'I Am NOT Playing With OBITUARY Anymore'

Bassist Frank Watkins has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he is no longer a member of the veteran Florida death metal act OBITUARY. SIX FEET UNDER/ex-MASSACRE bassist Terry Butler has been playing bass for OBITUARY on some of the band's most recent dates, leading to speculation that Watkins had left the group. When asked about Frank's ...

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TRIPTYKON Announces Dates With DIMMU BORGIR

TRIPTYKON, the group formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior, will support norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR on the following dates: Sep. 27 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz Sep. 28 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo Club Sep. 30 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier TRIPTYKON will follow its ...

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OBITUARY Wants TERRY BUTLER To Be Band's New Permanent Bassist

Contraband Candy's René Ackermann conducted an interview with Trevor Peres and Ralph Santolla of Florida death metal legends OBITUARY at this year's edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a. Bergen Metal Fest XI), which was held August 25-28 in Bergen, Norway. You can now watch the chat below. When asked about the absence ...

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DARK FUNERAL Parts Ways With Drummer

Guitarist Lord Ahriman of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL has issued the following update: "Recently, you could read about Nils 'Dominator' Fjellström's departure from AEON due to personal/private reasons. Today we can confirm that he'll no longer be part of DARK FUNERAL either. And just like AEON, we won't comment on this subject any further. ...

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THE WRETCHED END: 'Ominous' E-Card Available

An e-card for "Ominous", the debut album from THE WRETCHED END, the new Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON), is available at this location. "Ominous" will be released on October 25 through Samoth's own imprint label, Nocturnal Art ...

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THE WRETCHED END: Debut Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

THE WRETCHED END, the new 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 debut album, "Ominous", on October 25 through Samoth's own imprint label, Nocturnal Art Productions, and marketed and distributed worldwide by Candlelight Records. Songtitles set to appear ...

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DARK FUNERAL Bassist Quits

Bassist B-Force has left Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL. The band's guitarist, Lord Ahriman, said in a statement, "I wish to thank [B-Force] for the six fantastic years he'd been with us on bass. It's been a pleasure indeed working together." Commented B-Force: "After six awesome and crazy years with DARK FUNERAL, I have decided ...

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OBITUARY: Quality Footage From BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of Florida death metallers OBITUARY performing the song "Slowly We Rot" on August 13, 2010 at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom can be viewed below. SIX FEET UNDER/ex-MASSACRE bassist Terry Butler has been filling in for OBITUARY's Frank Watkins on ...

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RAUNCHY: New Song Available For Streaming

"Shake Your Grave", a brand new track from the Danish modern metal combo RAUNCHY, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's new album, "A Discord Electric", which will be released through Lifeforce Records on September 20 in Denmark; October 8 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; ...

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PURIFIED IN BLOOD: 'Under Den Svarte Himmel' Video Released

"Under Den Svarte Himmel", the new official video from Norwegian metallers PURIFIED IN BLOOD, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's sophomore full-length album, "Under Black Skies", which was released on June 7 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Ashley Stubbert (a U.S. producer/engineer/mixer who moved to Norway two years ...

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TRIPTYKON To Release 'Shatter' EP

TRIPTYKON, the group formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior, will follow its highly acclaimed debut album, "Eparistera Daimones", with the release of "Shatter", an all-new five-track EP, on October 25 (Europe) and October 26 (North America). At a playing time of approximately 28 minutes, "Shatter" will consist almost ...

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DARK FUNERAL Frontman Quits

Vocalist Magnus "Masse" Broberg (a.k.a. Emperor Magus Caligula) of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL has released the following statement: "I would like to inform all of our fans that on Saturday, August 21, at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany, I will be doing my last show with DARK FUNERAL. "Naturally, I have 'mixed feelings' ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS To Release New Album In September

Candlelight Records has set a September 27 European release date for "In The Absence Of Light", the second full-length album from black metallers ABIGAIL WILLIAMS. Recorded at Conquistador Studios in Cleveland, Ohio, the CD was mixed by Peter Tägtgren (DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, CELTIC FROST) and features artwork by Farron Kerzner (NACHTMYSTIUM, LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH). ...

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