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SATYRICON: 'Now, Diabolical' Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have posted the following message on their official web site: "We wanted to update you from the studio, but there was no time and now we have finished the album, which is for sure the most important thing to all of us. The new album is scheduled for release Monday the ...

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GORGOROTH Begin Recording Vocals For New Album

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have posted the following update on their official web site: "Gaahl has now entered the studio in Bergen to record vocals for GORGOROTH's upcoming album, 'Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam'. The release date of the album is not decided yet, but it is expected to be released within few months. "In other ...

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VALKYRIE: Long-Awaited Debut CD Due This Week

Virginia's heavy doom rockers VALKYRIE have announced the release of their self-titled debut CD on Georgia's Twin Earth Records. Produced by Chris Kozlowski (PENTAGRAM, SPIRIT CARAVAN, BLUE CHEER, EARTHRIDE), the album will be available online on January 27 in the U.S. at StonerRock.com and HellrideMusic.com and in Europe at Psychedoomelic.com and Hellionrecords.de. A CD-release show ...

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DARKEST HOUR To Film 'Sound The Surrender' Video

DARKEST HOUR will be filming a video for the song "Sound the Surrender" early next month with director Joseph Pattisall (DROWNINGMAN, J PARIS). The track comes off the group's latest CD, "Undoing Ruin", which was released in June 2005 via Victory Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation" was produced by ...

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Age of Winters - THE SWORD

How much more self-conscious orc rock can you fit into your Viking helmet? Not to be confused with the half-decent Canuck '80s metal outfit of "Metalized" and "Sweet Dreams" fame, these guys are an altogether more unwashed and skunk-weed-reeking prospect. Tumbling down thirdhand from SABBATH's loins as midwifed by SLEEP, old MONSTER MAGNET and HIGH ...

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CRIMINAL Frontman Discusses His Lyrical Inspiration

In a recent interview with Denmark's Nocturnal Horde webzine, CRIMINAL vocalist/guitarist Anton Reisenegger (ex-PENTAGRAM, FALLOUT) revealed that original bassist Juan "Kato" Cueto, who rejoined the band last year, isn't part of the group anymore. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Nocturnal Horde: Your lyrics have always been great and quite critical ...

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GORGOROTH Explain Gig Cancellations

Ann Frestad of Khaoz Productionz, which represents the Norwegian black metal bands GORGOROTH and 1349, has issued the following statement regarding the two groups' gig cancellations in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Zilina, Slovakia: "Ljubljana, Slovenia: We got major bus problems, and did not make the show in time. We wanted to play, but due to the ...

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SAMAEL: 'Ceremony Of Opposites', 'Worship Him' Reissues Detailed

Century Media Records will re-release SAMAEL's "Ceremony of Opposites" (originally issued in 1994) and "Worship Him" (1991) this fall, both as "deluxe editions," featuring bonus material. The details are as follows: "Ceremony of Opposites/Rebellion" (release date: November 21, 2005): 01. Black Trip 02. Celebration Of The Fourth 03. Son Of Earth 04. 'Till We Meet ...

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THE GATES OF SLUMBER Sign With I HATE RECORDS

Indiana-based doomsters THE GATES OF SLUMBER have inked a deal with I Hate Records. The group are scheduled to enter the studio in early 2006 to begin recording their sophomore album, "Suffer No Guilt", tentatively due in June. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Suffer No Guilt", "Dweller in the Deep", "God Wills ...

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GORGOROTH To Record Live Album

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH wil record several shows on their current European tour with 1349 for an upcoming live album, entitled "True Norwegian Black Metal". Scheduled for a late autumn release in 2007, it will mark and celebrate GORGOROTH's 15-year anniversary. GORGOROTH's new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", is tentatively scheduled for release early next ...

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EXHUMED: Fall/Winter Tour Dates Announced

EXHUMED have announced fall/winter tour dates in support of their upcoming release, "Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated", to be issued on Parasitic Twin Records, distributed via Relapse Records. These West Coast gore fiends will kick off their five week tour on October 27 in Aptos, CA. Throughout the course of the tour, EXHUMED will share stages with ...

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Former GORGOROTH Drummer To Publish First Novel

Former GORGOROTH drummer Erlend Erichsen (who played on the "Incipit Satan" album) has finished work on his debut novel, entitled "Nasjonalsatanisten", which is scheduled to be released in October via Damm Forlag (major Norwegian publisher). The story of the novel is set in the early/mid-Nineties, when Norwegian black metal started to expand. Although the story ...

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RESUSCITATOR To Record New Album, Tour With ROTTING CHRIST

California-based "dark occult blackened death metal" act RESUSCITATOR will enter the studio on September 9 to begin recording their new album, "Crusades to Immortality". This release will contain two covers — ROTTING CHRIST's "Sign of Evil Existence" and SAMAEL's "Into the Pentagram". The band are also planning a winter tour with ROTTING CHRIST. More information ...

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Thor Against the World - THOR

One of those legendary 1980s types that no one you know actually seems to have ever have heard of, Jon Mikl Thor is some sort of Canadian bodybuilding heavy metal movie star. He's been working on a comeback for a few years now, releasing an album last year (the quasi-conceptual "Thor Vs. The Beastwomen of ...

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H.I.M. To Tour U.S. With SKINDRED, FINCH

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be teaming up with SKINDRED and FINCH for a U.S. tour this fall. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, H.I.M. will release "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly" as the first international single off their upcoming CD, "Dark Light". It is expected in late August/early September. ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS To Enter Studio In August

PLACE OF SKULLS, the Knoxville, Tennessee-based band featuring former PENTAGRAM guitarist Victor Griffin, will enter Lakeside Studios studio on August 1 with producers Travis Wyrick and Mike Dearing to begin recording their third full-length CD, tentatively due in early 2006 via Exile On Mainstream Records. The as-yet-untitled album will feature Griffin alongside Dennis Cornelius of ...

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CRIMINAL Finalize Track Listing For 'Sicario'

Anglo-Chilean thrash extremists CRIMINAL, featuring former PENTAGRAM frontman Anton Reisenegger, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Sicario", due in Europe on September 5 via Metal Blade Records. "Sicario" (a Spanish word for "assassin," most commonly associated with the hired killers of the South American mafias and drug cartels) was recorded in May ...

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Firewood - WITCHCRAFT

The story goes that Sweden's WITCHCRAFT first began as a tribute to former 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS legend Roky Erickson and PENTAGRAM's Bobby Liebling. The self-titled debut album caused quite a buzz and if it's anything like "Firewood", I can understand why. Prior to actually hearing "Firewood", I would have taken with a grain of salt ...

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RABIES CASTE/SOURVEIN Split 7" Finally Released

Dada Drumming has just announced the release of the long-awaited RABIES CASTE/SOURVEIN split 7". The included tracks were recorded by the bands in 2003 and 2002 respectively, and mastered in San Francisco by Billy Anderson in late 2004/early 2005. The record comes in an edition of 1,000 copies on five different colors of vinyl. Information ...

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GORGOROTH: New Album Update

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have posted the following update on their official web site: "The recordings of the upcoming album, 'Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam', progress steadily. Infernus [guitar] and King [bass] have been in a studio in Spydeberg (Norway) for the past weeks where they have recorded bass and guitar. They have brought the tapes ...

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GORGOROTH: London Show Cancelled

According to a posting on the GORGOROTH web site, the promoters of the band's previously announced August 13 show in London have cancelled the gig "due to financial reasons." The group's next live appearance will take place on July 2 at the With Full Force festival in Leipzig, Germany. GORGOROTH recently spent time in the ...

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