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SYMPHONY DRACONIS: 'Inside The Horned Pentagram' Now Available

Brazilian black metallers SYMPHONY DRACONIS have released their first CD, a three-song EP titled "Inside The Horned Pentagram". According to a press release, SYMPHONY DRACONIS was formed in 2006 by Herr Amoth (vocals), Thiernox (guitars), Aym (guitars) and Helrier Berzerker (drums), all veterans of the South American extreme metal scene, "with the intention of creating ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Explains New Album's Concept

England's most notorious and nefarious metal band CRADLE OF FILTH is gearing up to release its darkest, most dastardly album of all, titled "Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder", for Roadrunner Records on October 28. The 72-minute effort, which will have a special edition with an extra disc and bonus material, arrives just in time for ...

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KOSMOS, JESU Among Bands On SYD BARRETT Tribute

Canadian prog/psych quartet KOSMOS (featuring VOIVOD's Michel "Away" Langevin on drums) and JESU (the new band featuring Justin Broadrick — former member of two legendary bands: NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH) are among the confirmed acts for the upcoming "Like Black Holes In The Sky: The Tribute To Syd Barrett", an album that honors one of ...

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KISKE: 'Metal Loves To Turn Everything Around: Morality, The Cross, The Pentagram, The Truth'

MetalSymphony.com recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow. MetalSymphony.com: I see you have included in [new solo career album "Past In Different Ways", featuring acoustic and stripped down reworked versions of some of HELLOWEEN's classics] some songs from the (HELLOWEEN) album "Chameleon". ...

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SATYRICON: More HELLFEST Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of SATYRICON's June 21, 2008 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be viewed below (clips uploaded by YouTube user "inmostbruno"). SATYRICON's new album will be released on November 3 via Roadrunner Records. The CD is being recorded at Sound City studios in Van Nuys, California, where METALLICA recently recorded its forthcoming ...

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Conqueror - THE GATES OF SLUMBER

One need only read vocalist/guitarist Karl Simon's "thanks list" in the liner notes of "Conqueror", the new album by Indianapolis' THE GATES OF SLUMBER, to realize that this is anything but a new-school metal album. Stating "thanks for the inspiration to: CIRITH UNGOL, BUDGIE, LUCIFER'S FRIEND, URIAH HEEP and as always SAINT VITUS," it is ...

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Realm of Terror - MERCILESS DEATH

So you think California retro thrashers MERCILESS DEATH are just some flash in the pan that made one outstanding old school album called "Evil in the Night" in 2007? They're just part of that whole trend of youngsters that started playing 80's thrash metal when they found some old vinyl in their parents' basements and ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: 'Vredesbyrd' Seven-Inch Single Released

Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records has announced its first seven-inch single release DIMMU BORGIR's "Vredesbyrd", originally issued in 2004 as a mini-CD via Nuclear Blast Records. The seven-inch release is limited to 500 units. The bi-colored vinyl in a pentagram-shape cover features the following track listing: Side A: 01. Vredesbyrd (radio edit) Side B: ...

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SATYRICON: Moscow Photos Available

The MetalList webzine has uploaded photos of SATYRICON's May 17, 2008 concert at club Tochka in Moscow, Russia. Check them out at this location. The Norwegian black metal band's setlist was as follows: 01. Hvite Krists dod 02. The Pentagram Burns 03. Now, Diabolical 04. Forhekset 05. Havoc Vulture 06. My Skin is ...

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MASSACRE's KAM LEE Guests On New GRAVEHILL Recording

California-based death metallers GRAVEHILL have issued the following update: "GRAVEHILL has a new release being unleashed by Enucleation Records JUNE 24th. Spending the majority of March and April recording this material we decided to go ahead and post them on MySpace for those who want to hear our labors first. "Some of you may recall ...

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TESTAMENT, OPETH, DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Turkey's UNI-ROCK Festival

TESTAMENT, OPETH and DARK TRANQUILLITY are among the confirmed bands for the Uni-Rock festival, set to take place June 20-22 at at Parkorman in Istanbul, Turkey. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: TESTAMENT OPETH DARK TRANQUILLITY ORPHANED LAND PENTAGRAM CATAFALQUE MALT MORIBUND OBLIVION SOUL SACRIFICE AFFLICTION FALSE IN TRUTH BLACK TOOTH UNLEASH INSISTENCE ...

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PENTAGRAM: 'Under The Spell' CD+DVD Due In May

Germany's Cyclone Empire will in May release "Under The Spell Of The Pentagram", a CD+DVD set featuring all known recordings from long-defunct extreme metal pioneers PENTAGRAM from Chile on CD along with live footage on DVD. Highly acclaimed as true originators of the international underground extreme metal scene, PENTAGRAM produced two legendary demo tapes in ...

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HORDE's 'Hellig Usvart' To Be Reissued In May

On May 19 (Europe) / July 8 (USA), Metal Mind will release a remastered version of the 1994 album by HORDE a Christian black metal project of Australian musician Jayson Sherlock, formerly of MORTIFICATION and PARAMAECIUM. "Hellig Usvart" pioneered the previously unheard genre of "Christian black metal (sometimes referred to as "HUBM" for "Holy UnBlack ...

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NETTLETHRONE: 'Dissonant Progression' Out Now

Turkish death metal band NETTLETHRONE has released its debut album, "Dissonant Progression", on Ghostwall Records. The band gained significant attention with the release of its demo, "Blueprint", in 2004 and shared the stage with acts like VADER, MACHINEMADE GOD, SICK TERROR, SUICIDE, CENOTAPH, PENTAGRAM (a.k.a. MEZARKABUL), SELF TORTURE, DREAMTONE and many others. "Dissonant Progression" features ...

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Turkey's PENTAGRAM Schedules DVD-Release Party

Turkey's most famous and biggest heavy metal band PENTAGRAM (known internationally as MEZARKABUL to avoid confusion with an American doom metal band, though they are still known as PENTAGRAM in their home country), which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, will get back on stage on March 30 to celebrate the release of the very ...

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Gods of the Earth - THE SWORD

The self-appointed guardians of the underground have gotten so good at sniffing out frauds, they can even spot a swindle where none exists. How else to explain the hate directed by scenesters at THE SWORD — why? Because they're young, or from Austin, or don't have matted beards flapping desultorily in the breeze? Fuck all ...

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MASSEMORD Returns With Three-Way Split CD

After three years of silence, Norway's MASSEMORD is back with a new split CD, also featuring the bands THE FROST and VALDUR. The CD is 74 minutes long and is been available on BlackMetal.com Records. The complete track listing is as follows: MASSEMORD: 01. Intro 02. Stay Fucking Nekro 03. I Will Murder The World ...

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HIM: 'Digital Versatile Doom' DVD Sneak Peek

Finnish "love metallers" HIM will release their new CD/DVD, "Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre", on April 1 through Warner. The live portion of the DVD was recorded/filmed at the band's November 14-15, 2007 concerts at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. According to the HIM newsletter, "you'll go on stage and behind ...

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FALCON To Release New Album In April

FALCON, the raw heavy rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Perry Grayson (ex-DESTINY'S END, ARTISAN, ISEN TORR and Metal Maniacs scribe), bassist/keyboardist Greg Lindstrom (CIRITH UNGOL) and drummer Darin McCloskey (PALE DIVINE, will release its second full-length CD, "Die Wontcha", in April on Liquid Flames Records. The cover of "Die Wontcha", a full-color painting by renowned ...

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SATYRICON To Play Russia In May

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have issued the following update: "It is with great pleasure we confirm that SATYRICON will be back in Russia after the awesome trip in October 2006. This time a show in Kiev, Ukraine has been added as well and this will be our first visit there ever. Our Russian friends have ...

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HIM: 'Live At The Orpheum Theatre' CD/DVD Due In March

Finnish "love metallers" HIM will release their new CD/DVD, "Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre", on March 11 through Warner. The set was recorded/filmed at the band's November 14-15, 2007 concerts at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. HIM's latest video, "Bleed Well", which features footage for from the Los Angeles shows, can ...

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SAHG To Film 'Pyromancer' Video

SAHG, the Norwegian heavy rockers who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, will film a video for the song "Pyromancer" — taken from the group's forthcoming second album, "Sahg II" — on January 26-27 with director Asle Birkeland, who has previously created clips for ENSLAVED and AUDREY HORNE. According to ...

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WITCHCRAFT: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

Swedish doom rockers WITCHCRAFT will embark on a short tour of Japan in February. The dates are as follows: Feb. 08 - Shinkagura - Osaka, Japan Feb. 09 - Day Trip - Nagoya, Japan Feb. 10 - Earthdom - Tokyo, Japan Feb. 11 - Earthdom Tokyo, Japan WITCHCRAFT, who formed in 2000 in tribute to ...

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SAHG: 'Sahg II' Artwork Unveiled

SAHG, the Norwegian heavy rockers who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have unveiled the cover artwork for their forthcoming second album, entitled "Sahg II". The artwork was created by renowned graphic wizard Martin Kvamme (cover artist for TURBONEGRO, FANTOMAS, TOMAHAWK, DARKTHRONE, and many more) and can be viewed at ...

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