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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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ANDREW LILES Joins MANIAC's SEHNSUCHT

Andrew Liles (NURSE WITH WOUND, THE VORTEX VAULT, CURRENT 93), one of the world's most respected experimental musicians, is collaborating with Maniac (SKITLIV, BOMBEROS, ex-MAYHEM), one of the icons of black metal, to on SEHNSUCHT, the ambient/noise project launched by the vocalist following his departure from MAYHEM. Originally a three-piece — comprising Maniac's fiancée, GALLHAMMER's ...

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SHINING Returns To The Studio

Swedish black metallers SHINING have issued the following update: "SHINING has once again entered the Slaughterhouse [studios] to begin work on 'Shining VII'. The seventh album will take a different direction from that taken on the sixth (which incidentally we have been told will be released on the June 30th unless there are any other ...

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SHINING Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

Swedish black metallers SHINING have inked a deal with Norway's Indie Recordings for the release of two full-length albums and the first-ever DVD from the band. Commented SHINING frontman and creator Niklas Kvarforth: "SHINING has reached a stage now where we have a considerable following that is growing rapidly all the time, and I believe ...

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SAVIOURS Begins Recording New Album

Rampaging Oakland, California metal quartet SAVIOURS has entered San Francisco's Lucky Cat Recording Studios with producer Phil Manley (of TRANS AM/THE FUCKING CHAMPS) to begin work on the follow-up to its critically acclaimed sophomore LP, "Into Abaddon". Set for an October 13, 2009 release, the as-yet-untitled SAVIOURS album is said to feature "insanely dynamic" songs ...

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Bloodstained Endurance - TRAIL OF TEARS

Another hard-driving, bombastic effort from TRAIL OF TEARS, "Bloodstained Endurance" features the return of soprano vocalist Cathrine Paulsen whose sonorous voice lifts those beautiful melodies to the heavens and provides a perfect contrast to the melo-death muscle and Ronny Thorsen's growls. The release of 2007's superb "Existentia" demonstrated the band's place as one of Napalm's ...

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GOREAPHOBIA Added To MASTER Tour

Due to a recent turn of events, reunited cult favorites GOREAPHOBIA will be replacing PATHOLOGY on this summer's Slaves to Society U.S. tour featuring death metal legends MASTER and Ibex Moon Records labelmates DREAMING DEAD. This trek across the States, the band's first in over 17 years, will be more than just an opportunity to ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Polaris", the new album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at position No. 57 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling ...

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STRATOVARIUS' 'Polaris' Lands On Finnish, German Charts

"Polaris", the new album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 2 and has moved down to No. 4 in the CD's second week of release. The album also debuted on the German Media Control chart at No. 55. "Polaris" was released in the U.S. ...

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