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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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ODIN To Release CD Collection In January

ODIN, the classic Los Angeles band featuring Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, DC4), Shawn Duncan (DC4), Aaron Samson and Randy O, will release a new 18-song compilation in January 2009. Much of the material on the collection has never been available on CD before and ALL of it has been remastered by Roy Z, the producer ...

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SHINING To Headline UK's INFERNAL DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Swedish black metallers SHINING will headline the Infernal Damnation Festival VI on May 9, 2009 at Camden Underworld, London, England. SHINING's sixth studio album, "VI / Klagopsalmer", will be released in early 2009 via Osmose Productions. The CD was recorded at The Slaughterhouse studios with producer Rickard Bengtsson. "VI / Klagopsalmer" track listing: 01. Vilseledda ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Checks In From Glasgow

Vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of the Swedish metallers SOILWORK has issued the following update: "As you might know, we're currently out on tour in Europe. I'm writing to you from Glasgow, Scotland. The rain has been just as unstoppable as the beer drinking on the tour bus, but today the sun is actually shining and ...

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Black Metal Satanica - Various Artists

The creators (or marketers) of "Black Metal Satanica" have dubbed it "the most haunting and evil documentary ever made." I wouldn't go that far, but it certainly does explore the morbid history and dark underworld of Scandinavian black metal in a way that is not run of the mill. The 80-minute DVD takes a philosophical ...

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SHINING And DEN SAAKALDTE Release Split EP

A split EP by black metallers SHINING and DEN SAAKALDTE was released this week by Temple of Darkness Records. The 7" EP comes in a gatefold cover and is available in three different limited-edition versions. The plain black vinyl is limited to 666 copies and the picture disc is limited to 250, while there have ...

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THE ETERNAL Confirmed For Finland's FIREBOX METAL FEST

Australia's THE ETERNAL has been confirmed for the Firebox Metal Fest, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 at Rytmikorjaamo in Seinäjoki, Finland. Also scheduled to appear are Sweden's SHINING and Italy's FORGOTTEN TOMB. A total of 20 death/black/doom/gothic bands will take part in the event, six of them Finnish and the rest of them ...

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MANIAC's NOVA EXPRESS Changes Name To SEHNSUCHT

NOVA EXPRESS, the recently announced noise/darkwave/ambient project launched by SKITLIV/ex-MAYHEM frontman Maniac, has undergone a name change. The band, comprising Maniac on vocals and guitars, GALLHAMMER's Vivian Slaughter on bass, sax and backing vocals, and SKITLIV guitarist Ingvar on guitars, will now be called SEHNSUCHT. Commenting on the name change, Maniac's manager said, "As the ...

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SHINING Mainman: 'We Don't Need Mindless Idiots Listening To Our Music'

Swedish black metallers SHINING have issued the following update: "SHINING's sixth studio album, 'VI / Klagopsalmer', has now been mixed and mastered and has been sent to Osmose Productions, who will shortly be unleashing its menace into the world. "SHINING have signed an endorsement deal with swedish company Odium Clothing. "We have finally found ourselves ...

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