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KOLDBRANN Parts Ways With Drummer, Guitarist

Norwegian black metallers KOLDBRANN have issued the following update: "KOLDBRANN has chosen to end the collaboration with its drummer through seven years, Fordervelse, due to internal disagreements. Fordervelse has played drums on all of KOLDBRANN's releases and concerts to this date, and had a significant impact on the development of the band. "Shortly after this ...

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SHINING's KVARFORTH Launches KATASTROPHY RECORDS

Niklas Kvarforth, leader of Sweden's SHINING, has launched his own record label, Katastrophy Records. The actual pressing and distribution will be handled through Avantgarde, while the frontman himself will be responsible for promotion and all decisions regarding signings. Kvarforth stated, "Over the years, I've been involved in many bands, and a lot of them ended ...

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SHINING's 'VI / Klagopsalmer' Due In June

"VI / Klagopsalmer", the sixth studio album from Swedish black metallers SHINING, will be released on June 15 via Osmose Productions. It will be made available on CD, gatefold double LP, limited colored LP and picture disc LP. The effort was recorded at The Slaughterhouse studios with producer Rickard Bengtsson. "VI / Klagopsalmer" track listing: ...

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Turkey's SARCOPHAGUS To Release New Single Via OSMOSE

Turkish black metallers SARCOPHAGUS have inked a deal with Osmose Productions for the release of a seven-inch single, "Hate Cult", featuring two songs with a guest appearance by Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson of Sweden's SHINING. A full-length album, "Towards The Eternal Chaos", will follow later in the year. The CD was recorded at Midasin Kulakliklari studios ...

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SHINING: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Swedish black metallers SHINING are streaming two new songs — "Vilseledda Barnasjälars Hemvist" and "Plågoande O'Helga Plågoande" — on their MySpace page. The tracks are taken from the band's sixth studio album, "VI / Klagopsalmer", tentatively due before the end of the year via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded at The Slaughterhouse ...

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THE LEGION: Another New Song Posted Online

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, who feature in their ranks former MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have issued the following update: "As of April 27, [the third THE LEGION album] 'A Bliss to Suffer' is finally out on Listenable Records! We have decided to celebrate this event by uploading yet another song for streaming listening. 'The ...

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U.K.'s INFERNAL DAMNATION FESTIVAL VI: Complete Billing Revealed

SHINING, HATE and FOSCOR are among the confirmed bands for the Infernal Damnation Festival VI, set to take place May 9 at the Camden Underworld in London, England. The festival billing is as follows: SHINING HATE FOSCOR EASTERN FRONT SPEARHEAD INFESTATION SEVERED HEAVEN NECROSADISTIC GOAT TORTURE TRACES Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are £12.50 ...

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KOLDBRANN With SHINING's KVARFORTH: Footage From INFERNO Festival Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Norwegian black metallers KOLDBRANN perfoming the song "Inkvisitor Renegat", with a special guest appearance by vocalist Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson of Swedish black metallers SHINING, at this year's Inferno festival on April 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway can be viewed below. KOLDBRANN released a mini-CD, "Stigma: På Kant Med Livet", on August ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Deep Unknown' Video Available

"Deep Unknown", the new video from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, can be viewed below. Also available is behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot. The clip was directed by Owe Lingvall for Village Road Film. "Deep Unknown" comes off STRATOVARIUS' forthcoming studio album, "Polaris", which will be made available in Europe on May 21 via the ...

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ABIGOR Mainman Issues Update

Mainman Peter Kubik of reunited Austrian black metallers ABIGOR has issued the following update: "Before we unleash the split project with BLACKLODGE, which took larger and more monumental forms than we first conceived (and, how could it be possible NOT to expand and delay something true to its infinitely flowing, fluctuating and interlocking concept of ...

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Orcustus - ORCUSTUS

Danger is omnipresent on this mean little bitch; a menacing hooded figure around every corner and the smell of rotting flesh inflaming the nostrils. ORCUSTUS' self-titled effort is morbid, lethal, and black as pitch, just what a black metal album should be, especially a Norwegian black metal album. Vocalist/guitarist Taipan wrote the music between 2003 ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' Songwriting Credits Available

The songwriting credits have been revealed for "Polaris", the new studio album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available in Europe on May 21 via the band's new label partner Edel under the new imprint ...

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SHINING, BUNKUR Members Join Forces In ODESSA

ODESSA, the new doom/black metal band featuring members of SHINING and BUNKUR, will enter the studio in September to record its first full-length album, entitled "Entartet". The CD will contain two 20-minute tracks; one created in Norway, one in Holland. ODESSA is: Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING) - Vocals Vidar Ermesjo (HJARNIDAUDI) - Guitar Manuel Tinnemans (BUNKUR) ...

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MANIAC's SKITLIV Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Former MAYHEM frontman Maniac, along with members of his black/doom band SKITLIV, will atend a listening session for the long-awaited SKITLIV album, "Skandinavisk Misantropi", at this year's Inferno festival in Oslo. The CD, due for release on the Season of Mist label later this year, features guest vocal appearances by David Tibet (CURRENT 93), Attila ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' U.S. Release Date Announced

Armoury Records (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment) has set a May 26 U.S. release date for "Polaris", the new studio album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available in Europe on May 21 via ...

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SHINING Frontman: 'I Hate Everything That Lives And Breathes From The Depths Of My Heart'

Metalhead.ro conducted an interview with vocalist Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson of Swedish black metallers SHINING on March 21, 2009 when the band performed in Brasov, Romania. Watch the chat and performance footage below. SHINING is currently seeking a suitable label to release its recently completed sixth studio album, "VI / Klagopsalmer". The CD was recorded at ...

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BETHLEHEM To Release New Split Album With BENIGHTED IN SODOM

BETHLEHEM has announced its first release since "Mein Weg" in 2004, a 7" split with U.S. black metallers BENIGHTED IN SODOM, who have just returned from their first U.S. tour with FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, CHAOS MOON, and VELNIAS. BETHLEHEM contributes a new version of "Du Sollst Dich Töten" from its 1998 album "S.U.i.Z.i.D.", featuring guest vocals ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' Track Listing Unveiled

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have revealed the final track listing for their new album, "Polaris", which is scheduled for release on May 21. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available via the band's new label partner Edel under the new ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Polaris", the new album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, can be viewed below. Due on May 21, the CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available via the band's new label partner Edel under the new imprint earMUSIC ...

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STRATOVARIUS: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Deep Unknown' Video Shoot Posted Online

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have posted a five-minute clip (see below) featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band's recent video shoot for the song "Deep Unknown". STRATOVARIUS will release its brand new studio album, "Polaris", on May 21. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — ...

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EVERGREY: Marietta Show Postponed

Due to "unforeseen logistical issues," the EVERGREY show scheduled for March 12 in Marietta, Georgia has been postponed until Friday, May 29. "Both the band and HoS Productions have explored all options in an attempt to salvage the situation," reads an official press release. "However, it was simply impossible given the constraints of the issues ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY, SHINING Confirmed For Germany's HELLFLAME Festivals

The Hellflame Festivals will be held in September and October in Germany. The billing is shaping up as follows: September 5 at Halle Gartlage in Osnabrück, Germany: DARK TRANQUILLITY SHINING October 24 at Stadthalle Lichtenfels in Lichtenfels, Germany: DARK TRANQUILLITY THE DEVILS BLOOD SHINING More acts will be announced soon. DARK TRANQUILLITY was joined by ...

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THE LEGION: New Song Available For Streaming

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, who feature in their ranks former MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have posted a new song, "Call Of The Nameless Black", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's third album, "A Bliss to Suffer", due on April 27 through Listenable Records. The CD was entirely produced ...

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