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Jordpuls - VINTERSORG

If you can get the chorus from "Världsalltets Fanfar" out of your head, then please communicate your methods, as it is yet another example of VINTERSORG's ability to infect with melody. It matters not if your native tongue is English, as the Swedish-sung lyrics do nothing to prevent the hooks from sinking in deep. Far ...

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I.C.S. VORTEX Returns To BORKNAGAR

I.C.S Vortex has officially announced his return to BORKNAGAR. To mark this grand cooperation between Vintersorg and I.C.S. Vortex, the organizers of the Inferno festival have revealed that BORKNAGAR will headline the 2012 edition with both vocalists on stage. Over the past months, there has been a wide array of rumors and speculations about I.C.S ...

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VINTERSORG: New Song Sample Available

VINTERSORG, the Swedish folk metal led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), will release its eighth album, "Jordpuls" (English translation: "Earth's Pulse"), on March 25 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "The unrelenting visionary allows this particular album to glimpse back at the past. The result is an imposing symbiosis of traditional ...

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I.C.S. VORTEX Rejoins BORKNAGAR

According to the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine, former DIMMU BORGIR bassist/clean vocalist I.C.S. Vortex (real name: Simen Hestnæs) has rejoined BORKNAGAR as the band's new bassist/singer. Commented I.C.S. Vortex: "I am looking forward to see all you old-school helmet-wearing mofos on the road and to spend some quality time once again ...

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VINTERSORG Working On New Album

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), is working on a new album, for a fall 2010 release via Napalm Records. The keyboards and vocal tracks are almost completed for the effort, with guitars and drums to be recorded next. VINTERSORG's last album, "Solens Rötter" (English translation: "The Origin of ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Debut Pushed Back To Early 2010

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the new project led by acclaimed metal drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, DEATH, LEASH LAW, CONTROL DENIED, BURNING INSIDE), is putting the final touches on its debut album for an early 2010 release via Metal Blade Records. "I'm so pumped with how everything is sounding!" Richard says. "I'm so proud ...

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THULCANDRA Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The group's new album will be released in 2010. The band, whose sound is described as "a blackened abyss filled with furious riffs, devastating blast beats and pitch-black vocals," says in ...

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GRAVISPHERE Completes Writing Material For Debut Album

GRAVISPHERE, the project featuring Andreas Hedlund (VINTERSORG, BORKNAGAR, FISSION, OTYG, HAVAYOTH) and Andreas Stenlund (TME), has issued the following update: "All the songs for what shall become GRAVISPHERE's first release are done! Eight songs of cosmic, dreaming, feeling, dark and visionary metal! We are truly pleased with the result and still feel that we have ...

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RICHARD CHRISTY's 'Heavy Metal Hoedown'

Acclaimed metal drummer Richard Christy (CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, ICED EARTH, DEATH, LEASH LAW, CONTROL DENIED, BURNING INSIDE) — who currently works for "The Howard Stern Show" — will guest-host a special hour of his favorite metal jams in his "Heavy Metal Hoedown" on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal channel. Tune in to hear Richard ...

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GRAVISPHERE Shopping New Three-Song Promo

GRAVISPHERE, the new project featuring Andreas Hedlund (VINTERSORG, BORKGNAGAR, FISSION, OTYG, HAVAYOTH) and Andreas Stenlund (TME), has issued the following update: "We have pre-recorded several new songs and have put together a promo with three of them, called 'Teleporting the Universe', 'Solarity' and 'Patricle Ministary'. This will be presented to some labels and sent out ...

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BORKNAGAR Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album

Blogger Schizo! recently conducted an interview with BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Blogger Schizo!: As a guitarist and founder of the supergroup BORKNAGAR, what's your favorite BORKNAGAR record? And why? Øystein G. Brun: All the albums have their own meaning to me and ...

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CRONIAN: 'Enterprise' E-Card Available

An e-card for "Enterprise", the second album from CRONIAN (formerly ION) — the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming) — can be found at this location. The CD was released on October 27 via Indie Recordings. According to a press release, ...

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SADUS: Footage From Brazil's SETEMBRO NEGRO FESTIVAL Posted Online

Video footage of long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS performing the songs "Sick" and "Unreality" on September 19, 2008 at the Setembro Negro Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil can be viewed below (footage uploaded by "periclesbarbosa"). The End Records released SADUS' latest album, titled "Out for Blood", North America in May 2006. The CD ...

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CRONIAN Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), has inked a deal with Indie Recordings. The group's second album, "Enterprise", is scheduled for release on October 27. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2006's "Terra" was recorded at the ...

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FISSION: Two New Songs Posted Online

FISSION, the collaboration between BORKNAGAR/VINTERSORG frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hgge" Hgglund, has posted two new songs on its MySpace page: "Pain Parade" and "Frequency Control" (short version). The tracks come off the group's forthcoming second album, "Pain Parade", due later in the year via Aphotic ...

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VINTERSORG, TME Members Join Forces In GRAVISPHERE

Andreas Hedlund (VINTERSORG, BORKGNAGAR, FISSION, OTYG, HAVAYOTH) and Andreas Stenlund (TME) have joined forces in a brand new project called GRAVISPHERE. An unmixed track from the band, "Teleporting the Universe", is available for streaming on the GRAVISPHERE MySpace page. GRAVISPHERE whose sound is described as "experimental, symphonic black/electro metal" is currently writing material ...

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SADUS: New San Francisco Concert Footage Posted Online

Video footage of long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS performing the song "Sick" on March 29, 2008 at The Independent in San Francisco, California can be viewed below. The End Records released SADUS' latest album, entitled "Out for Blood", North America in May 2006. The CD was released in Europe in February 2006 via ...

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FISSION: 'Pain Parade' Video Trailer Available

FISSION, the collaboration between BORKNAGAR/VINTERSORG frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hgge" Hgglund, has posted a video trailer for its second album, "Pain Parade", due later in the year via Aphotic Records. The CD was mixed at Ballerina Audio with Nils Johansson (VINTERSORG, NAGLFAR, TME). According to a press release, ...

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FISSION: 'Pain Parade' Track Listing Revealed

FISSION, the collaboration between BORKNAGAR/VINTERSORG frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hägge" Hägglund, has finalized the track listing for its second album, "Pain Parade", due later in the year via Aphotic Records. The CD was mixed at Ballerina Audio with Nils Johansson (VINTERSORG, NAGLFAR, TME). According to a press release, ...

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Black Metallers BALFOR Enter Studio To Record 'Barbaric Blood'

Ukrainian black metallers BALFOR will enter the Blacklight Studio in Kiev on February 19 to begin recording their next full-length album, entitled "Barbaric Blood". The CD will be mixed and mastered by Borge Finstad at Norway's Toproom Studio (MAYHEM, BORNAGAR, ARCTURUS, VINTERSORG, EXTOL, ULVER, TRISTANIA). "Barbaric Blood" will be the follow-up to the 2006 "Pure ...

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BORKNAGAR Mainman Talks Label Switch, Upcoming Album

BORKNAGAR guitar player/main composer Øystein G. Brun recently spoke to Antenna about the group's label switch from Century Media to Indie Recordings, the band's upcoming album, and the status of his CRONIAN project. An excerpt from the chat follows: Antenna: Following what seems like ages at Century Media Records, BORKNAGAR have switched to ...

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SADUS Replaces DUBLIN DEATH PATROL At Mexico City Concert

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans SADUS have replaced DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) as the headlining band for the January 25 concert at Hard Rock Live in Mexico City. "Rock Thursdays apologize that DDP could not perform at the gig scheduled for January 26 since almost 15 days before the gig 80% of the tickets ...

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FISSION: New Album Title Announced

FISSION, the collaboration between BORKNAGAR/VINTERSORG frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hägge" Hägglund, has set "Pain Parade" as the title of its second album, due later in the year via Aphotic Records. The CD will be mixed beginning on February 1 at Ballerina Audio with Nils Johansson (VINTERSORG, NAGLFAR, TME). ...

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SADUS: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Bay Area Posted Online

SADUS's official web site has been updated with the following message: "With just a few days before Darren's [Travis; SADUS guitarist/vocalist) birthday hits the calendar, I [SADUS's webmaster] thought to update the SADUS aficionados with this video I just put together. It's a collection of trippy scenes from my trip to the Bay Area where ...

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SADUS Bringing The 'Attack' To Puerto Rico

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS played their first-ever show in Puerto Rico on Friday, November 30 at Dakiti & Café Culebra in San Juan. The group's bassist Steve DiGiorgio (ex-DEATH, TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH) has since updated his site with the following message: "In the continuing quest to visit all of Latin America, the ...

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SADUS To Play Puerto Rico Next Month

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS have scheduled show in Puerto Rico next month as part of their ongoing "Fuera Por Sangre Tour 2007". The details are as follows: Friday, November 30 Dakiti & Café Culebra Calle San Sebastian 103 Old San Juan 787-722-9682 Commented bassist Steve DiGiorgio: "We are pretty excited to be ...

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TME Announces New Guitarist

TME, the Swedish project featuring Mattias Marklund (VINTERSORG, CASKET CASEY) on lead guitar and Benny Hägglund (FISSION) on drums, has issued the following update: "Andreas [Stenlund] has decided to focus entirely on the vocals. So, Christoffer Rörland has joined as second guitarist in TME. Christoffer haved rehearsed with us for some weeks now and everything ...

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