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W.A.S.P.: More 'The Crimson Covers' Tribute Album Details Revealed

Hamburg, Germany-based record label Remedy Records is putting together a W.A.S.P. tribute album, entitled "W.A.S.P. Tribute - The Crimson Covers". The collection will be released early 2010 as a limited-edition two-CD set for the price of a normal CD. It will be mastered by Marius Costache, who has previously worked with such bands as SHINING, ...

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IHSAHN: 'After' North American Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has set a January 26, 2010 North American release date for "After", the new album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded during the first half of 2009, "After" completes the musician’s planned trilogy of initial recordings. The CD showcases the Norwegian icon with drummer Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT), bassist Lars K. Norberg (SPIRAL ...

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SARCOPHAGUS To Release Debut Album Next Month

Turkish black metallers SARCOPHAGUS will release a full-length album, "Towards The Eternal Chaos", on November 29 via Osmose Productions. The CD was recorded at Midasin Kulakliklari studios and features "a more extreme and technical kind of classical black metal [with] minimized use of keyboards" and a special guest appearance by Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson of Sweden's ...

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ENSLAVED Announced As Artists In Residence For ROADBURN FESTIVAL

Norway's ENSLAVED will be "artists in residence" for next year's Roadburn Festival, set to take place April 15-18, 2010 at the 013 and Midi Theatre venues in Tilburg, Holland. ENSLAVED, along with various other musicians, will play several special shows during the festival starting with an April 15 performance which will "pan towards the latter-day ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Forced To Pull Out Of Germany's HELLFLAME FESTIVAL - THE SOUTH SIDE OF HELL

Kalle Metz of The Agency Group Scandinavia, which represents Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY, has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Unfortunately, the promoter of Hellflame festival in Germany has gone dark. He is not returning any attempts of communication and has not lived up to his end of the agreement in terms of ...

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NEGURA BUNGET: New Album Title Revealed

NEGURA BUNGET — the Romanian band that incorporates elements of black metal, progressive metal, folk metal and dark ambient — has set "Vîrstele Pamîntului" (English translation: The Ages of the Land/Earth) as the title of its new album, tentatively due in early 2010. The group states in a press release, "'Vîrstele Pamîntului' is an album ...

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ZOROASTER Signs To E1 MUSIC

Atlanta-based psych metal band ZOROASTER has signed a worldwide recording deal with E1 Music. The avant-garde trio will enter the studio early next year with producer Sanford Parker (THE GATES OF SLUMBER, PELICAN) to record the follow-up to 2009's "Voice of Saturn" for a summer 2010 release. "The first time I saw ZOROASTER live, I ...

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France's TATTOO THE MIND #2 Festival Cancelled

Tattoo The Mind #2 festival, which was scheduled to take place October 10-11, 2009 at Les Arènes in Metz, France, has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. According to festival organizer William Munerato from Prodige Music, only 360 one-day tickets and 210 two-day packages had been sold as of Monday, September 28 — far ...

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SKITLIV: New Song Available For Free Download

"Densetsu", a brand new track from SKITLIV — the brainchild of former MAYHEM singer Maniac — is available for free download at this location. It can also be streamed using the audio player below. "Densetsu" comes off SKITLIV's long-awaited debut album, "Skandinavisk Misantropi", which will be released on October 19 in Europe and ...

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SKITLIV: 'Skandinavisk Misantropi' Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

"Skandinavisk Misantropi", the long-awaited debut album from SKITLIV — the brainchild of former MAYHEM singer Maniac — will be released on October 19 in Europe and November 17 in the U.S. via the Season of Mist label. The eight-track CD features guest vocal appearances by David Tibet (CURRENT 93), Attila Csihar (MAYHEM, SUNN0)))) and Gaahl ...

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NEGURA BUNGET Records New Song For CODE666 RECORDS Compilation

NEGURA BUNGET, the Romanian band that incorporates elements of black metal, progressive metal, folk metal and dark ambient, has recorded a new song for inclusion on Code666 Records' compilation "Better Undead Than Alive II". Entitled "Cumpana (Balance/Ordeal)", the track was laid down at Negura MUSIC studio and is the first composition to be written by ...

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SATYRICON, SHINING, NEGURA BUNGET Confirmed For Holland's EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING

SATYRICON, SHINING, NEGURA BUNGET, ELITE and GENETIC WISDOM have been confirmed for the Eindhoven Metal Meeting, set to take place December 19, 2009 at the Effenaar in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT DESTRÖYER 666 DEVIOUS ELITE ENTOMBED EQUILIBRIUM GENETIC WISDOM GRAVE HACKNEYED IMPALED NAZARENE KRISIUN LEGION OF ...

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SHINING To Support SATYRICON In Europe

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING have been confirmed to support SATYRICON on the upcoming European tour. The 17-date trek, set to start on December 2, also includes NEGURA BUNGET and DARK FORTRESS. Commented SHINING frontman Niklas Kvarforth said, "We are all too aware of the fact that a lot of fans were disappointed by the [recent ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Featuring MORGAN ROSE: Clarkston Footage Posted Online

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose filled in for Tommy Lee at MÖTLEY CRÜE's last three shows — August 14 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; August 15 at Clarkston, Michigan's DTE Energy Music Theatre; and August 16 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Post-Gazette Pavilion. Fan-filmed video footage of the Clarkston gig can be viewed below (courtesy ...

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SHINING Forced To Cancel European Tour

Swedish black metallers SHINING have cancelled their previously announced European tour. A lengthy explanation for why the trek has been called off can be found on the band's MySpace blog. Fan-filmed video footage of SHINING performing at this year's Brutal Assault festival — which was held August 6-8, 2009 in Pevnost, Josefov, Czech ...

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MANIAC, ANDREW LILES And CZRAL Team Up To Release Album

Former MAYHEM frontman Maniac (also of SKITLIV, SEHNUCHT, BOMBEROS) has teamed up with Andrew Liles (CURRENT 93, NURSE WITH WOUND, SEHNSUCHT) and Czral (VIRUS, VED BUENS ENDE, AURA NOIR, DØDHEIMSGARD) to release an album that he and Czral began working on in 1996. The 14-track LP will have the title "Det Skjedde Noe Når Du ...

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BORKNAGAR, IN VAIN Album Delay Explained

Norwegian metallers BORKNAGAR and IN VAIN have both had the release dates of their new albums — "Universal" and "Mantra", respectively — pushed back to 2010. The two bands' record label, Indie Recordings, has issued the following statement regarding the delay: "Since the start of Indie Recordings and Indie Distribution in 2005, a lot has ...

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BURST To Go On 'Indefinite Hiatus'

Sweden's BURST has announced plans to disband following a "best-of" performance in the group's home country in the fall. Commented BURST: "Following a band meeting at the end of June, we have decided that it is time to let BURST sleep. "We will honor our commitments, play the planned No Budget fest in Larissa, Greece ...

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GOREAPHOBIA: 'Mortal Repulsion' Track Listing, Artwork Unveiled

Reunited cult favorites GOREAPHOBIA will release their long-awaited full-length debut, "Mortal Repulsion", on August 18 via Ibex Moon Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Ordeal Of The Abyss 02. Amulet Of Damnation 03. Negative Screams (Passage Intro) 04. Grave Plagued Planet 05. Primal Nothingness 06. Faded Into Ends (Part ...

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SHINING Frontman Interviewed At U.K.'s INFERNAL DAMNATION FESTIVAL VI

Contraband Candy's René Ackermann conducted an interview with vocalist Niklas Kvarforth of Swedish black metallers SHINING at the Infernal Damnation Festival VI on May 9 at the Camden Underworld in London, England. Watch the chat below. SHINING recently returned to the Slaughterhouse studios to begin work on its seventh album, "Shining VII". According to the ...

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By the Light of the Northern Star - TYR

"By the Light of the Northern Star" is such a grand declaration of the melodic and, dare I say, uplifting end of Viking/Pagan metal. I just can't seem to get enough of it lately. TYR is a band that has taken its often proggy and lengthy approach to composition and condensed it into a more ...

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