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THE LEGION: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, who feature in their ranks former MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for their third album, "A Bliss to Suffer". Due on April 27 through Listenable Records, the CD was entirely produced by the bandmembers themselves at Art Decay Studio during a series of ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Release 'Polaris' In May

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS will release their 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 — will be made available via the band's new label partner Edel under the new imprint earMUSIC outside of Asia and the band's ...

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EVERGREY, NOVEMBRE: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will team up with special guests, Italy's NOVEMBRE, for a tour of Europe in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: April 03 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix April 04 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob April 05 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Boerderij April 07 - London, UK - Underworld April 08 - Paris, ...

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KRAKOW Begins Recording Debut Album

Norwegian stoner metal band KRAKOW has issued the following update: "We're currently working on our debut album in Duper Studio, Bergen. We have been working hard toward this session since we finished the European tour, so we are really excited about this. We have finished recording three songs: 'Oblivious', 'Art of Motion' and 'Drifter'. Our ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Discusses 'Bonded By Blood' Re-Recording

Lucem Fero recently published an interview with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt, conducted in late 2008 by Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. Topics of discussion included "Let There Be Blood", the controversial re-recording of EXODUS' classic 1985 debut album "Bonded by Blood", his response to criticism regarding the project, the album's artwork, bonus track "Hell's ...

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NÀTTSÒL: First Two Songs Posted Online

Norwegian black metal band NÀTTSÒL — which consists of Erlend Antonsen (QUADRIVIUM, MYRKGRAV), Jarle "Uruz" Byberg (DEN SAAKALDTE, WHERE ANGELS FALL, ex-SHINING), Nattsjèl (VIDSYN), Gustav Jørgen Pedersen (ÈLVARHØI), Venomenon (SECTUMSEMPRA, ex-THE DEVIANT) and Anette Guldbransen (DIMENSION F3H, THE MANDYLION) — has posted two songs from its forthcoming release, "Stemning". Check out the tracks "Ved Aas ...

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EVERGREY: New Audio Interview With TOM ENGLUND Available

TheRightToRock.com has issued its latest podcast (episode #71), featuring vocalist/guitarist Tom Englund of Swedish metallers EVERGREY. The interview lasts approximately 30 minutes and is available for download at this location. EVERGREY will perform "an intimate warm-up show" in Marietta, Georgia on March 12 en route to Mexico City for a festival appearance. According ...

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Legendary Drummer GENE HOGLAN Issues Update

Legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DETHKLOK, MELDRUM) has issued the following update: "It's been a while since I've scribbled anything, but frankly, I just haven't felt all that witty over the past few months. I do like these things to be reasonably entertaining, and I just haven't been feeling ...

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EVERGREY To Play 'Intimate Warm-Up Show' In Georgia

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will perform "an intimate warm-up show" in Marietta, Georgia on March 12 en route to Mexico City for a festival appearance. According to a posting on the group's web site, "This will be a true 'Night With Evergrey' as the band will remain at the club after the show to party with ...

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New Metal Leader - ROSS THE BOSS

It has been several years since I've really given much of a shit about MANOWAR. Not that I don't appreciate what they do; I just kind of lost interest some years back, but still cherish golden 80s albums like "Fighting the World", "Hail to England", and "Kings of Metal". As such, I was marginally intrigued ...

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Drummer JARLE 'URUZ' BYBERG Checks In

Norwegian drummer Jarle "Uruz" Byberg (SHINING, URGEHAL, PHILOMEL'S EPITAPH, VULTURE LORD, DEN SAAKALDTE) has issued the following update: "December and these few passed days of January have been a blast for me! I recorded two full-length albums in four days in December. URGEHAL's new sixth full-length album and DEN SAAKALDTE's new album, 'All Hail Pessimism'. ...

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GOREAPHOBIA Completes Work On New Album

Reunited death/thrash legends GOREAPHOBIA have completed the recording of their first album for Ibex Moon Records, "Mortal Repulsion". The band — guitarist Alex Bouks, bassist/vocalist Chris Gamble, guitarist John McEntee (also in INCANTATION), and drummer Jim Roe (ex-INCANTATION) — has also re-recorded some old classics for inclusion as bonus tracks. Commented Bouks: "A lot of ...

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AVA INFERI Completes Work On New Album

AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), entered the studio in November to begin recording its third album, "Blood Of Bacchus", for a 2009 release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Fireflies", "A Witch She Was, The Witch I Am", "Lights", "Last Sign of Summer" ...

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SHINING To Hit The Road With KOLDBRANN, SARKOM

Swedish black metallers SHINING will hit the road with KOLDBRANN and SARKOM between February 25 and March 4. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 25 - Marx - Hamburg, Germany Feb. 26 - K17 - Berlin, Germany Feb. 27 - Helvete - Oberhausen, Germany Feb. 28 - Hellraiser - Leipzig, Germany Mar. 01 ...

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SHINING Frontman: We Are Not A Political Band

Vocalist Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson of Swedish black metallers SHINING has issued the following update: "In the last couple of days, pictures of me 'partying' with some fans somewhere in Europe have been circulating on the net. And on a couple of them I make an impression of a German soldier doing the worldwide forbidden 'sieg ...

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Slaves for Life - AMASEFFER

This one is a behemoth. "Slaves for Life" by Israel's AMASEFFER is a 77-minute progressive/orchestral metal/rock album about the plight of the Israeli people as told in the Old Testament. Part one of a planned trilogy, it is mind boggling to think that AMASEFFER has two whole albums left in them to tell this intricately ...

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SKITLIV: New Rehearsal Recording Posted Online

SKITLIV, the new band led by former MAYHEM frontman Maniac, is in the studio for the next few weeks finishing up the recordings for its debut full-length album, "Glem Aldri Korset". SHINING's Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson, who plays guitar for SKITLIV, has already finished laying down most of his tracks, and it is anticipated that the ...

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ILLDISPOSED: New Dates Announced

Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED have scheduled the following dates: Jan. 02 - Bamberg, Germany - Winterbreath Festival Jan. 31 - Randers, Denmark - Midwinter Meltdown Festival Feb. 28 - Athens, Greece - Texas-Necropolis Club Mar. 07 - Brixia, Italy - Shining Club Mar. 08 - Codevilla (Pavia), Italy - Thunder Road Apr. 17 - Paderborn, Germany ...

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