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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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THYRFING Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish "viking metallers" THYRFING have been confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 6-8, 2009 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DEN SAAKALDTE MARDUK SATYRICON SHINING THYRFING The third video teaser for "Hels Vite", the forthcoming album from THYRFING, can ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Performs LED ZEPPELIN's 'Kashmir' At Seattle's Qwest Field; Video Available

ALICE IN CHAINS played at halftime during the Seattle Seahawks 33-30 overtime loss last Sunday (September 14) to the San Francisco 49ers at Seattle's Qwest Field. The 12-minute performance in front of 67,000 people featured a cover version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Kashmir" accompanied by the Northwest Symphony Orchestra. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS To Enter Studio In October

ALICE IN CHAINS will enter the studio in October to begin recording its first all-new studio effort since 1995's self-titled third album. According to an online posting by The Baldy — whose job is "to travel the world with ALICE IN CHAINS and send photos, videos and blog entries back to [the webmasters] at AliceInChains.com" ...

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HENRY ROLLINS And CHARLES MANSON Were Penpals

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has revealed to NME.com that he exchanged letters with the serial killer Charles Manson. Rollins said that the pair wrote to each other a few times in the '80s after Manson took a shining to Rollins after seeing him on MTV. Rollins explained: "He wrote me a letter ...

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'ZETRO' SOUZA Completes Tracking Vocals For TENET Debut

Guitarist Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ZIMMERS HOLE) has issued the following update on TENET, his project also featuring Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL) on drums, Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT) on lead guitar, Byron Stroud (FEAR FACTORY) on bass and Steve "Zetro" Souza (EXODUS, LEGACY) on vocals: "Well, I'm back from ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Checks In From Mexico

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has issued the following update: "We have been rehearsing with the band in Monterrey, Mexico for couple of days. Everything went perfect with the help of the local promoter and some friends. And we are ready to rock tonight! It was really nice to meet the people of the band ...

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Ex-MISFITS Singer MICHALE GRAVES Starring In 'Perkins 14' Movie

Former MISFITS frontman Michale Graves recently got back from Romania where he guest-starred in the Massify/After Dark Films production "Perkins 14". Graves plays Eric Ross, the love interest of the lead female Daisy Hopper (Shayla Beesley), and is introduced in story while strumming an acoustic guitar and singing one of his new songs, "Blackbird". "Perkins ...

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INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST: More Bands Announced

More bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Indianapolis Metal Fest, set to take place September 26-27 at Madame Walker Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana. The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. The festival billing is shaping up ...

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DAGON: New Album Sample Available

Hailing from Texas, DAGON was formed in 2003 and has released the "Architects of the Black Crown" demo in 2005, and a full-length album, "They Who Abideth Amidst the Poison", in 2006, both out on Desastrious Rex. A second full-length album, "In Desolationem Per Nefandum", is now available through Fire of Fire, a division of ...

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The Ruiner - MADE OUT OF BABIES

Having not heard either of MADE OUT OF BABIES' previous two releases, I went into "The Ruiner" completely cold and perhaps a bit naïve. Between the head-scratching cover that proudly displays a hefty pair of Neanderthal breasts and the fact that the band is a part of The End Records' eclectically diverse roster, I didn't ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Norway's MOTSTØY Festival

Finland's FINNTROLL has been confirmed for this year's Motstøy festival, set to take place October 10-11 at Sliperihallen in Notodden, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANEKDOTEN ANTI-DEPRESSIVE DELIVERY BENEA REACH FINNTROLL GORGOROTH IN SALVO KOLDBRANN LEPROUS SATYRICON SHINING THE FLOWER KINGS VREID For more information, visit www.motstoy.com. ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Confirmed For INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH has been added to the list of main-stage performers at this year's edition of the Indianapolis Metal Fest, set to take place September 26-27 at Madame Walker Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana. The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. ...

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AMORPHIS: Expanded 'Far From The Sun' Reissue Available

The European branch of Nuclear Blast Records has released an expanded reissue of AMORPHIS' 2003 album "Far From The Sun". The new release contains the five bonus tracks that had previously only been available on the U.S. edition of the album, including an acoustic version of the title track, as well as the video clip ...

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SHINING: New Video Interview With NIKLAS KVARFORTH Available

Niklas Kvarforth, leader of the Swedish black metal band SHINING, was interviewed by Radio Metal at the Hellfest on June 21, 2008 in Clisson, France. Watch the chat in three parts below. SHINING's sixth album, "VI / Klagopsalmer", was recorded at The Slaughterhouse studios with producer Rickard Bengtsson and is scheduled for release later in ...

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ENSLAVED To Perform At Norwegian Jazz Festival Tomorrow

Extreme metallers ENSLAVED and the Norwegian progressive/experimental rock band SHINING will take the stage at the Moldejazz (Molde International Jazz Festival) festival in Norway tomorrow (Saturday, July 19) for a very special collaboration. Drawing inspiration from old Norse mythology, doomsday cults, science fiction, prog and jazz, the two bands will join forces to present the ...

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