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GRAVDAL: New Album Details Revealed

Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL will release their second full-length album, "Torturmantra", in the spring via Unexploded Records. The nine-track follow-up to 2008's "Sadist" features artwork by Norwegian artist Robert Høyem, who has previously worked with such bands as SLAGMAUR and GALAR. "Torturmantra" track listing: 01. Hydrestund I Helvete 02. Slave 03. Eg E Ditt Helvete ...

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IHSAHN: 'After' First-Week Sales Revealed

"After", the new studio album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 31 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never ...

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IHSAHN Interviewed On 'Black Night Meditations'; Audio Available

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn was interviewed last week on WSCA 106.1 FM's "Black Night Meditations" show. Topics discussed include Ihashn's new solo album, "After"; songwriting; album promotion; live performance and recording; EMPEROR worship; and more. The 45-minute discussion is now available for streaming using the audio player below. "Black Night Meditations" is a four-hour show ...

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NIKKI SIXX: Buyer Beware

MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message on his MySpace blog: "Years ago an unauthorized biography called 'An Education in Rebellion' was written about me without my approval or support. It was never endorsed. In fact, I disapproved and considered legal action because I felt fans were getting ripped off by ...

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SHINING Bassist Quits

Bassist Andreas Larsen has left Swedish extreme metallers SHINING so that he can concentrate on his studies. The band states, "He has been a great asset to the band during his time with us, and a good companion, and we wish him well for the future." The group adds, "A new bass player has already ...

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IN SLUMBER, ASMODEUS, DISTORTED IMPALEMENT Confirmed For KALTENBACH OPEN AIR

IN SLUMBER, ASMODEUS, DISTORTED IMPALEMENT, EREBOS, BREWED & CANNED and V.P.O.A.A.W.A.M.C. have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Kaltenbach Open Air festival, set to take place July 15-17, 2010 in Spital am Semmering, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ASMODEUS ASPHYX BREWED & CANNED DARK FUNERAL DARKANE DISTORTED IMPALEMENT ...

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SHINING: Interview, Performance Footage Posted Online

Addict-TV conducted an interview with vocalist Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson of Swedish extreme metallers SHINING when the band played Paris, France last year. The clip, which includes performance footage, can be viewed below. SHINING has completed work on its seventh album, "Shining VII - Född Förlorare" (English translation: "Born Loser"), for a March/April release via Indie ...

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VREID To Debut New Lineup At Norway's BY:LARM Festival

The current lineup of the Norwegian band VREID, featuring the group's latest addition, guitarist Stian Bakketeig (a.k.a. Strom), will make its live debut at the by:Larm 2010 festival on Friday, February 19 at John Dee in Oslo. Also scheduled to appear are SHINING (Norway) and AUDREY HORNE. VREID will hit the stage at 00.45. For ...

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IHSAHN: More Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The third and final video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording/mixing sessions for "After", the forthcoming studio album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be viewed below. The clip was shot during the mixing sessions for the CD at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST). An ...

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SHINING Frontman Guests On New GRAVDAL Album

SHINING frontman Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson has recorded vocals for a track on the forthcoming second album from Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL, "Torturmantra". The song, entitled "Mishandlet", was laid down at the Erebus Odora studios in Sweden with producer Peter Bjärgö. The follow-up to 2008's "Sadist", "Torturmantra" is due for release in early 2010 via Unexploded ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Drummer Joins DEN SAAKALDTE

Norwegian black metallers DEN SAAKALDTE have recruited Anders Kobro, longtime drummer with the legendary CARPATHIAN FOREST, to their ranks to replace the departing Uruz. Kobro will join the band with immediate effect, and begin rehearsing for next year's live appearances and upcoming recording sessions. Originally founded as a solo project by guitarist Sykelig in 2006, ...

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SLIPKNOT, SOULFLY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM Members Reveal Favorite Albums Of '00s

SLIPKNOT, SOULFLY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DRAGONFORCE and TRIVIUM members are among the Roadrunner recording artists whose favorite albums of the the '00s (and accompanying comments) can be found at this location. Also available are picks from various Roadrunner employees, interns, band managers and other industry insiders. A few select top 10 lists are available ...

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IHSAHN: 'After' E-Card Available

An e-card for "After", the forthcoming studio album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be accessed at this location. "After" is scheduled for release on January 26, 2010 via Candlelight Records. Recorded during the first half of 2009, "After" completes the musician’s planned trilogy of initial recordings. The CD showcases the Norwegian icon ...

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Skandinavisk Misantropi - SKITLIV

The blood-red cover is not the only thing that will make you feel ill at ease and a little bit freaked out about SKITLIV's "Skandinavisk Misantropi". Face the facts, both vocalist/guitarist/mind-fucker Maniac (ex-MAYHEM) and guitarist/vocalist Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING) are both involved. You couldn't possibly have been thinking that warm summer days and functional family vacations ...

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SHINING: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING have scheduled the following European dates: Mar. 05 - Helvete - Oberhausen, Germany Mar. 06 - From Hell - Erfurth, Germany Mar. 07 - Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands Mar. 08 - Biebob - Vosellar, Belgium Mar. 09 - Laiterie - Strasbourg, France Mar. 11 - Metropolis - Munich, Germany Mar. 12 ...

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ROB HALFORD Talks Horror Movies

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford recently spoke to Bloody Disgusting about his favorite horror movies. They are as follows: 01. The Shining 02. The Exorcist 03. Nosferatu 04. Carnival of Souls 05. White Zombie 06. The Terror 07. The Hunchback of Notre Dame 08. The Amazing Mr. X 09. Phantom from 10,000 Leagues ...

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BURST: Video Footage, Photos Of Farewell Concert Posted Online

Sweden's BURST played its last show ever this past Friday, December 18 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. The band performed two sets, the first consisting of BURST's latest album, "Lazarus Bird", from beginning to end, including songs like "Momentum" and "City Cloaked", which had never been played live before. After a break, BURST played a ...

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LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Replaces SHINING On BEHEMOTH Tour

Los Angeles-based black metal contingent LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH has replaced SHINING on BEHEMOTH's "Evangelia Amerika" tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early January. Commented LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH vocalist Autarch: "Regarding our dates with BEHEMOTH, attendees can expect to find themselves victim to the horror of true and agonizing ritual abuse." SHINING ...

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GOREAPHOBIA Guitarist To Guest On 'Last Rites'

GOREAPHOBIA guitarist Alex Bouks will appear live on the WVOU (Ursinus College) radio program "Last Rites" on Thursday, December 10 at 9:00 p.m. EST. This is a webcast-only radio station that can be heard at wvouradio.com. GOREAPHOBIA released its long full-length debut, "Mortal Repulsion", on August 18 via Ibex Moon Records. At the ...

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