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DARK FORTRESS: New Song Available For Streaming

German black metallers DARK FORTRESS will release their new album, "Ylem", via Century Media Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: January 22, 2010 Rest of Europe: January 25, 2010 USA: February 9, 2010 The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Ylem 02. As The World Keels Over 03. Osiris 04. ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Confirmed For U.K.'s HAMMERFEST II

Los Angeles metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will headline the second night of next year's Hammerfest II festival, set to take place March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ATTICA RAGE BELLIGERENCE CARS ON FIRE CONQUEST OF STEEL DARK FUNERAL DEVILDRIVER ...

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BEHEMOTH To Tour Australia With JOB FOR A COWBOY, GOATWHORE

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will return to Australia in April 2010 as part of a co-headlining tour with Arizona's JOB FOR A COWBOY. Also appearing on the bill is GOATWHORE. The dates are as follows: April 12 - Capitol, Perth, AUS April 13 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide, AUS April 14 - Billboard, Melbourne, AUS April ...

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TONY MARTIN's HEADLESS CROSS Confirmed For U.K.'s HAMMERFEST II

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin's HEADLESS CROSS, whose live set celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of the SABBATH album "Headless Cross", has been confirmed for next year's Hammerfest II festival, set to take place March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. The festival billing is now shaping up ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Confirmed For U.K.'s HAMMERFEST II

Long-running Venice Beach, California thrash/punk band SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has been confirmed for next year's Hammerfest II festival, set to take place March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ATTICA RAGE BELLIGERENCE CARS ON FIRE CONQUEST OF STEEL DARK FUNERAL DEVILDRIVER ECHOVIRUS ...

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DARK FORTRESS: 'Ylem' Track Listing Available

German black metallers DARK FORTRESS will release their new album, "Ylem", via Century Media Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: January 22, 2010 Rest of Europe: January 25, 2010 USA: February 9, 2010 The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Ylem 02. As The World Keels Over 03. Osiris 04. ...

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BURST: Details Of Last-Ever Show Announced

Sweden's BURST will play its last show ever on Friday, December 18 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. According to the band, "There will be a bunch of cool giveaways, including the rare, out-of-print CDEP 'In Coveting Ways' to the first 100 through the door." In addition, the entire show will be filmed by for a ...

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WHITE WIZZARD Confirmed For U.K.'s HAMMERFEST II

Los Angeles traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD have been confirmed for next year's Hammerfest II festival, set to take place March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ATTICA RAGE BELLIGERENCE CARS ON FIRE CONQUEST OF STEEL DARK FUNERAL DEVILDRIVER ECHOVIRUS EPICA ...

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SHINING: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish black metallers SHINING have completed work on their seventh album, "Shining VII - Född Förlorare" (English translation: "Born Loser"), for a March/April release via Indie Recordings. The album will feature the following track listing: 01. Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel 02. Tiden Läker Inga Sår 03. Människa O'Avskyvärda Människa 04. Tillsammans Är Vi Allt 05. I ...

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IHSAHN: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "After", the forthcoming studio album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be viewed below. The band states, "In this footage we have included recording of vocals and some guests, and give away more hints on the musical direction." "After" ...

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DEN SAAKALDTE Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Pulverised Records has announced the signing of Norwegian black metallers DEN SAAKALDTE. Consisting of some of black metal's most notorious and prolific musicians — including main songwriter/guitarist Mikael Sykelig (ex-GORGOROTH session guitar player) — DEN SAAKALDTE previously released the monumental debut "Øl, Mørke og Depresjon" (which translates to "Beer, Darkness And Depression") and the remarkably ...

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DARK FORTRESS To Release 'Ylem' In January

German black metallers DARK FORTRESS will release their new album, "Ylem", via Century Media Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: January 22, 2010 Rest of Europe: January 25, 2010 USA: February 9, 2010 Unlike the last DARK FORTRESS album, "Eidolon", "Ylem" is not strictly a concept album; however, most songs have a common ...

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SHINING: 'Blackjazz' Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Norwegian act SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish black metal band of the same name) will release its new album, "Blackjazz", in Europe on January 25 via Indie Recordings and in North America on February 2 through The End Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. The Madness And ...

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Norway's SHINING Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

Norwegian act SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish black metal band of the same name) has inked a deal with Indie Recordings. The group's new album, "Blackjazz", will be released on January 25. Over the course of its impressive 10-year career, SHINING has created its own unique and bizarre hybrid of jazz and ...

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BEHEMOTH To Tour North America With SEPTICFLESH, SHINING

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will once again be returning to North American soil in 2010. This is their first tour in the region since their massively successful summer with the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest. Supporting BEHEMOTH on the Evangelia Amerika tour will be SEPTICFLESH from Greece and SHINING from Sweden. Tickets will go on sale ...

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EPICA, DARK FUNERAL, SHINING, AKERCOCKE Confirmed For U.K.'s HAMMERFEST II

EPICA, DARK FUNERAL, SHINING and AKERCOCKE have been confirmed for next year's Hammerfest II festival, set to take place March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ATTICA RAGE BELLIGERENCE DARK FUNERAL EPICA GODSIZED HELLFIGHTER HURON ICED EARTH ISOLYSIS MARSHALL LAW NAPALM ...

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SAVIOURS Win San Francisco Bay Guardian 'Goldie' Award

Oakland, California metal band SAVIOURS was honored with a "Goldie Award" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian as part of the alt-weekly's 21st annual "Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery" awards. The Guardian gives the "Goldie Award" annually "to honor outstanding talent in the performing and visual arts saluting promising artists early in their careers as well ...

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IHSAHN: New Song Available For Streaming

"Frozen Lakes On Mars", a brand new track from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, is available for streaming on GuitarWorld.com. The song comes off his new album, "After", which 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 ...

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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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