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DE PROFUNDIS: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Silent Gods", a brand new song from U.K. progressive black/death metallers DE PROFUNDIS, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's third album, "The Emptiness Within", which will be released on May 7 in the U.K. and May 11 in the rest of Europe via Kolony Records. The CD ...

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER To Release 'Ghostmaker' In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 19 North American release date for "Ghostmaker", the third album from the Philadelphia quartet RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER. Produced by the band, the CD reunites the band with noted gore artist Mike Hrubovcak (SINISTER, HATE ETERNAL, CATTLE DECAPITATION). Commented RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER vocalist/bassist Shawn Riley: "'Ghostmaker' represents everything we have worked towards ...

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PANTHEON I Records Two New Tracks

Norwegian extreme metallers PANTHEON I have completed recording two tracks to show both fans and prospective labels the direction they are taking with their music and what to expect from their fourth full-length album. While there are no definitive plans at the moment to make the two songs — titled "Pariah" and "Martyr" — available ...

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DE PROFUNDIS To Film First-Ever Video Next Weekend

U.K. progressive black/death metallers DE PROFUNDIS will film their first-ever promotional video — for the song "Twisted Landscapes" — next weekend in Leicester. The clip will be directed by Jordan Saunders of Dead Parrot Productions. "Twisted Landscapes" comes off DE PROFUNDIS' third album, "The Emptiness Within", which will be released on May 7 in the ...

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AVA INFERI: 'The Living End' Video Released

"The Living End", the new video from AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), can be viewed below. Commented the group: "This clip is our own homage to '50s horror cinema, and what we feel is a fitting visual to accompany both the content of the ...

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TRIPTYKON Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

TRIPTYKON and ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Inferno festival, set to take place April 4-7, 2012 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABSU AGALLOCH ANAAL NATHRAKH ARCTURUS BORKNAGAR CHURCH OF MISERY EINHERJER ONE TAIL, ONE ...

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SO MUCH FOR NOTHING Signs With MY KINGDOM MUSIC

Norway's SO MUCH FOR NOTHING has inked a deal with My Kingdom Music. The band's new album, "Livsgnist", will be released on January 16 on CD and LP format. According to a press release, the CD features "a sound that is unique, bringing in instruments as saxophone, trumpet, cello, violin and flute among others, making ...

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the worldwide signing of thrashers RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER. The Philadelphia-based band is already working on its new album, titled "Ghostmaker", expected for release early spring 2012. The four-piece tested some of their new material via a string of regional shows this past weekend and expect to tour in support of the album ...

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ABSU, TSJUDER Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

ABSU and TSJUDER have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Inferno festival, set to take place April 4-7, 2012 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are BORKANAGAR, ARCTURUS, WITCHERY, AGALLOCH and ANAAL NATHRAKH. The Inferno metal festival has become a true black ...

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MELECHESH Taps Former ABSU Guitarist For European Tour

Aethyris, former ABSU and current PANTHEON I guitarist, will be filling in for MELECHESH's Moloch during Sumerian black/thrash metal band's "Lux Mundi" European tour with SAMAEL and KEEP OF KALESSIN. Moloch, who is unable to take part in the trek due to his PHD commitments, spent many weeks with Aethyris meticulously going through the material ...

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ABSU: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Candlelight Records has set an October 4 North American release date for ABSU's new album titled "Abzu". The CD is part two of a planned trilogy of recordings from the Dallas-based mythological occult metal band. Mixed by J.T. Longoria (KING DIAMOND, SOLITUDE AETERNUS), the effort features the original works of Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM Working On New Material

Since returning from their extensive North American tour as direct support for CRADLE OF FILTH in March, bastard sons of black metal NACHTMYSTIUM have been devising their next studio effort. The current band lineup consists of a majority of the recent touring formation, including Andrew Markuszewski (AVICHI, LORD MANTIS), Charlie Fell (LORD MANTIS, AVICHI), and ...

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ABSU Checks In From Recording Studio

Texas-based mythological occult metal trio ABSU is hard at work on "Abzu", the follow-up to the band’s 2009 self-titled album. The new CD is being tracked at Nomad Recording Studio in Carrollton, Texas and will be mixed by J.T. Longoria (KING DIAMOND, SOLITUDE AETERNUS). Commented drummer/vocalist/lyricist Proscriptor: "The entire rhythm section has been successfully tracked ...

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AVA INFERI Films 'Majesty' Video

AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), recently filmed a video for the song "Majesty" in Bucharest, Romania with director Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13 Media. According to Rune, the clip is "an occult journey through nature, secret arts and magic." The video will make its online ...

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VADER To Tour With KRISIUN In June

Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update: "Just at the beginning of June, VADER will start their summer concert season! The band will be shortly after recording their new album (May) and they promised they will present one [or] two new tracks on stage. Summer Campaign 2011 will cover summer festivals and ...

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EXMORTUS: New Demo Track Available For Streaming

Los Angeles, California-based death metallers EXMORTUS will enter the studio in February to record their new album, "Beyond The Fall Of Time", for a late 2011 release via Heavy Artillery Records. To give fans a taste of what to expect from the follow-up to 2008's "In Hatred's Flame", EXMORTUS has posted a demo version of ...

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WITHERING SOUL Signs With MORTAL MUSIC

Chicago's extreme metal artists WITHERING SOUL have inked a deal with Mortal Music. The band's new album, "No Closure", will be released on March 8 via MVD Entertainment Group distribution. The CD was recorded and mixed by Chris Wisco (NOVEMBERS DOOM, MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO, LAZURUS A.D.) at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin and mastered ...

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VADER: Working Songtitles Revealed

Polish extreme metallers VADER will spend four weeks at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland starting on March 15 recording their new album, "Welcome To The Morbid Reich". The band will lay down a total of 12 or 13 songs for the CD, which will be mixed and mastered in May for a tentative late 2011 ...

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AVA INFERI: New Song Available For Free Download

"The Living End", a brand new song from AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), is available for free download at this location. It can also be streamed using the audio player below. The track comes off the group's fourth album, "Onyx", which will ...

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AVA INFERI Adds Female Bassist

AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), has announced the addition of female bassist Joana Messias to the group's ranks. AVA INFERI will hold a CD-release party for its fourth album, "Onyx", on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Side B Bar in Benavente, Portugal. The band ...

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AVA INFERI Schedules 'Onyx' Release Party

AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), will hold a CD-release party for its fourth album, "Onyx", on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Side B Bar in Benavente, Portugal. The band will perform a lengthy set consisting mostly of material from the new CD. "Onyx" will ...

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AVA INFERI: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), will release its fourth album, "Onyx", on February 14 (February 15 in the U.S.) via Season Of Mist. The track listing is as follows: 01. Onyx 02. The Living End 03. A Portal 04. ((Ghostlights)) 05. Majesty 06. The ...

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From the Devil's Tomb - WEAPON

This is a big deal. I mean the follow up to 2009's superb "Drakonian Paradigm", one of the best black metal releases of that year. It was the album on which vocalist/guitarist/leader Vetis Monarch established WEAPON as a force to be reckoned with on the planetary scene, owing to his mystical and unique take on ...

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ABSU Parts Ways With Guitarist, Prepares To Record New Album

Texas-based, mythological occult metal band ABSU will join the mighty IMMORTAL on their return to the U.S. for six shows early next year. The dates, announced earlier this week, will mark the first live performances for ABSU since the Scion Rock Fest in March of this year; the band completing two headline tours in 2009 ...

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IMMORTAL To Tour North America In February

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL will embark on a North American headlining tour in February with support from ABSU. The dates are as follows: Feb. 19 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater Feb. 20 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar Feb. 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre Feb. 22 - Chicago, IL - Bottom ...

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WOE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Quietly, Undramatically", the title track of the new album from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based black metallers WOE, is available for streaming at Stereogum.com. Due on October 12 via Candlelight Records, the CD was recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at frontman Chris Grigg's BS1 in Philadelphia. It is ...

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TYRANTZ EMPIRE Signs With TAROT PRODUCTIONS

Tarot Productions, the label run by Proscriptor McGovern (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens), leader of the Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU, has just announced the signing of Dutch black thrashers TYRANTZ EMPIRE. The band recently completed work on its debut album, "Merauderz of the Monolith - The Omega Chapter", for an October 26 release. The ...

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