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THE ORDER OF APOLLYON Signs With LISTENABLE RECORDS

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON, the new black/death metal project featuring current/former members of ABORTED, AKERCOCKE and CRADLE OF FILTH, has inked a three-album deal with Listenable Records. The band's debut album, "The Flesh", is scheduled for release in April. THE ORDER OF APOLLYON is: BST (ABORTED, AOSOTH) - Guitar, Vocals Daniel Wilding (ABORTED) - Drums ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Support Acts Announced For European Tour

ZONARIA and CARACH ANGREN have been confirmed as the support acts for DARK FUNERAL's upcoming European tour. On the U.K. leg of the trek, AKERCOCKE will also appear. Another band that will participate in the entire tour will be announced shortly. Commented DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman: "I can't wait to hit the road throughout ...

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THE AMENTA Begins Work On New Material

Sydney, Australia's extreme metal unit THE AMENTA has issued the following update: "2009 was the busiest year yet for THE AMENTA. The band undertook our first ever European tour in the beginning of the year with DEICIDE, SAMAEL, VADER, DEVIAN and ORDER OF ENNEAD. Crowds, venues and bands were great and we returned home in ...

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AKERCOCKE Announces U.K. Dates With DARK FUNERAL

British extreme metal veterans AKERCOCKE will support DARK FUNERAL on the following dates: March 12 - Leeds, UK - Rio's March 13 - Glasgow, UK - Hammerfest/Pontins Holiday Park March 14 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms March 15 - London, UK - Underworld In other news, AKERCOCKE members Matt Wilcock (guitar, ex-THE BERZERKER) and ...

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END OF LEVEL BOSS: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From STINKING LIZAVETA Tour Available

London-based anguish rock outfit END OF LEVEL BOSS has uploaded behind-the-scenes video footage from the band's spring 2009 European tour with STINKING LIZAVETA. Watch the seven-minute clip below. END OF LEVEL BOSS earlier in the year parted ways with bassist Elena Jane and replaced her with ex-GONGA/AKERCOCKE member Peter Theobalds. END OF LEVEL BOSS released ...

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THE ORDER OF APOLLYON Continuing Work On Debut Album

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON, the new black/death metal project featuring current/former members of ABORTED, AKERCOCKE and CRADLE OF FILTH, is continuing work on its debut album, tentatively titled "The Flesh", for an early 2010 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label. Guitarist James McIlroy (CRADLE OF FILTH, CHAOSANCT, MATRON) states, "We've done all the guitars, and ...

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DARK FUNERAL: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have scheduled the following European tour dates: March 05 - Skövde, Sweden - Valhall March 06 - Malmö, Sweden - KB March 08 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle March 09 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum March 10 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche March 11 - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot March ...

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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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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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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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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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AKERCOCKE Frontman Comments On New Music, Upcoming London Gig

British extreme metal veterans AKERCOCKE will play a headline set at London's Camden Underworld on Friday, October 16, supported by a stellar lineup of underground metal talent that includes HADES LAB, INGESTED, DIMINISHED FIFTH and HIDEOUS MISCREATION. This will be AKERCOCKE's only autumn appearance as the London four-piece is currently ensconced in its own Goat ...

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THE AMENTA Parts Ways With Vocalist, Bassist; Replacements Announced

Sydney, Australia's extreme metal unit THE AMENTA has parted ways with vocalist Jarrod Krafczyk and bassist Dale Harrison. The two have been replaced by Cain Cressall (MALIGNANT MONSTER) and Dan Quinlan (PAIN DIVISION), respectively. THE AMENTA will showcase its new lineup at the Against The Grain festival (September 19), and a series of Australian shows ...

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THE ORDER OF APOLLYON Completes Guitar Recordings For Debut Album

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON, the new black/death metal project featuring current/former members of ABORTED, AKERCOCKE and CRADLE OF FILTH, has finished recording the guitars for the band's debut album, "The Flesh", tentatively due in early 2010. Bass and vocals will follow between the second half of August and early September. The third pre-production sample, "The ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Confirmed For U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

New York crossover legends LIFE OF AGONY will headline the Jägermeister Stage at the U.K.'s Damnation Festival, set to take place Saturday, October 24 at Leeds University Union. The group will bring its emotional blend of heavy rock and alternative metal to the U.K. for the first time since its sold-out show at London's Koko ...

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JESU Confirmed For U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Experimental metallers JESU will headline the Rock Sound Stage at the U.K.'s Damnation Festival, set to take place Saturday, October 24 at Leeds University Union. They'll be joined by rising Belfast post-rock outfit AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR and England's brightest post-metal hope RINOA in creating chaos over three stages. Rock Sound editor ...

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DESTRUCTION, NEGURA BUNGET Confirmed For U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

German thrash titans DESTRUCTION and Romanian black metallers NEGURA BUNGET have been confirmed for U.K.'s Damnation Festival, set to take place Saturday, October 24 at Leeds University Union. They'll be joined by Stoke-On-Trent's sludge veterans CHARGER in creating chaos over three stages. Commented DESTRUCTION in a statement: "DESTRUCTION looks forward to playing at Damnation Festival ...

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THE ORDER OF APOLLYON: First Video Teaser Posted Online

The first video teaser from THE ORDER OF APOLLYON, the new black/death metal project featuring current/former members of ABORTED, AKERCOCKE and CRADLE OF FILTH, can be viewed below. THE ORDER OF APOLLYON is: BST (ABORTED, AOSOTH) - Guitar, Vocals Daniel Wilding (ABORTED) - Drums James McIlroy (CRADLE OF FILTH, CHAOSANCT, MATRON) - Guitar Peter Benjamin ...

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ENTOMBED, AKERCOCKE Confirmed For U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Fan favorites ENTOMBED and AKERCOCKE will terrorize Damnation Festival on Saturday, October 24 at Leeds University Union after being voted the top two acts to return to U.K.'s finest metal event. The show will mark a U.K.-exclusive date for Swedish death 'n' roll titans ENTOMBED who headlined the Terrorizer Stage at the inaugural Damnation Festival ...

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CHAOSANCT: New Songs Available For Streaming

CHAOSANCT, the band featuring James McIlroy (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Matt C. (drums; ex-BIOMECHANICAL), and Paul Scanlan (guitar; SKALDIC CURSE, ex-AKERCOCKE), has completed work on its second EP, entitled "The Ascendance of Impurity". The EP's title track and "Death Note" are currently available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. CHAOSANCT is: James ...

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BIOHAZARD, VOIVOD Confirmed For Spain's LORCA ROCK Festival

BIOHAZARD and VOIVOD have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Lorca Rock festival, set to take place July 24-25 in Lorca, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ARCH ENEMY BIOHAZARD CARCASS DARK FUNERAL EVILE MARDUK MESHUGGAH MUNICIPAL WASTE OBITUARY PESTILENCE SEPULTURA TÝR VOIVOD For more information, visit

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