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DIABOLIC: 'Excisions Of Exorcisms' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Florida-based extreme metallers DIABOLIC will release their fifth full-length album, "Excisions of Exorcisms", on April 20 via Deathgasm Records. The CD was recorded at D.O.W. Studios in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL, TERRORIZER, UNHOLY GHOST, live sound for NILE). The cover artwork was created by Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD, MARDUK, KRISIUN, ANGELCORPSE) ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Due to "conflicts with their upcoming recording schedule," Florida extreme-metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have cancelled their appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. Their replacement will be announced sometime next week. 16 has also cancelled its appearance at the event and has been replaced by ...

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TRIDENT To Release 'World Destruction' In March

TRIDENT, the Swedish death metal band formed by guitarist Johan Norman (DISSECTION, SOULREAPER), will release its long-awaited debut album, "World Destruction", on March 22 via Regain Records. The CD was recorded at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. "World Destruction" track listing: 01. The Trident 02. Jaws Of Satan (Spawns ...

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DEATH BREATH: New Song Available For Streaming

A unmixed version of a brand new track, "Obsessed By Sodomy", from DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page. The song ...

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ENTOMBED: Spain/Portugal Dates With AVULSED Announced

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED have announced three exclusive dates in Spain and Portugal. Support on the shows will come from Spanish death metallers AVULSED. The details are as follows: March 18 - A Coruña (SP) @ Discoteca Ola Green March 19 - Benavente (Lisboa) (PT) @ Side B March 20 - Madrid (SP) @ Sala ...

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DIABOLIC To Release 'Excisions Of Exorcisms' In April

Florida-based extreme metallers DIABOLIC will release their fifth full-length album, "Excisions of Exorcisms", on April 20 via Deathgasm Records. The CD was recorded at D.O.W. Studios in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL, TERRORIZER, UNHOLY GHOST, live sound for NILE). The cover artwork was created by Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD, MARDUK, KRISIUN, ANGELCORPSE). ...

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ENTOMBED: North American Dates Announced

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED will play a week's worth of shows surrounding their appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest appearance. Support on the trek will come from MERAUDER, with WOE OF TYRANTS appearing on the last five dates. The details are as follows: May 31 - Championship Bar and Grill - Trenton, NJ Jun. 01 ...

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ENTOMBED, CYNIC, THE OCEAN Confirmed For Germany's FRICTION FEST

ENTOMBED, CYNIC, THE OCEAN and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM are among the confirmed bands for the inaugural installment of Friction Fest, set to take place May 7-8,2010 at Astra & Cassiopeia in Berlin, Germany. Commented the festival organizers: "Our mission is to create friction between different genres and styles of music, mainly within the ...

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LANDMINE MARATHON: New Song Posted Online

"Exist", a brand new song from Phoenix, Arizona's LANDMINE MARATHON, is available for streaming using the audio player below (courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan). The track comes off the band's new album, "Sovereign Descent", which is scheduled for release on March 16 on Prosthetic Records. The cover art was handled by acclaimed artist Dan ...

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CARNIFEX To Unleash 'Hell Chose Me' This Month

Taking a darker and more blasphemous approach to their already visceral sound, California-based deathcore band CARNIFEX will unleash "Hell Chose Me" on February 16 via Victory Records. Blood-curdling screams, guttural growls, double-bass fury, and razor-sharp guitar riffs make for sinister and brutal work. As the follow-up to 2008's death metal masterpiece "The Diseased And The ...

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ABORTED To Tour Europe WIth THE RED CHORD And ROTTEN SOUND

Death metal psychopaths ABORTED are set to tour europe with THE RED CHORD and ROTTEN SOUND on the upcoming "Machines Of Grind/Terrorizer Tourture". All three bands will alternate positions nightly and opening guest band is THOSE WHO LIE BENEATH. This will be the first tour featuring the new lineup of ABORTED, which has just released ...

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LANDMINE MARATHON: 'Sovereign Descent' Artwork Unveiled

Phoenix, Arizona's LANDMINE MARATHON has unveiled the cover art of its forthcoming album, "Sovereign Descent", due out March 16, 2010 on Prosthetic Records. The cover art was handled by acclaimed artist Dan Seagrave, who's done covers for acts such as ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION and many more. Bassist Matt Martinez commented on the cover ...

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SINNERS BURN Signs With KHAOSMASTER PRODUCTIONS

Swedish old-school death metallers SINNERS BURN have inked a deal with Khaosmaster Productions. The band's third album, entitled "Insanity Warmachine", is scheduled for a late spring/early summer release. The CD was recorded at The Undead Studios and was mixed and mastered by Patrick Bruss (CRYPTICUS). Formed in 2007 by former members from PAGANIZER and influenced ...

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Until we are Outnumbered - THE KANDIDATE

In listening to THE KANDIDATE's (previously known as THE DOWNARD CANDIDATE) "Until we are Outnumbered", the opinion I have formed is similar to the one I had in a review of HATESPHERE's "Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes". The breakneck and modern — and somewhat distinctively Danish — thrash metal of THE KANDIDATE is undeniably aggressive ...

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OPETH Confirmed For Holland's PAASPOP Festival

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Paaspop festival, set to take place April 3-4, 2010 in Schijndel, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACDA EN DE MUNNIK ARCH ENEMY BOB WAYNE & THE .357 STRING BAN BONAPARTE DAVE CLARKE DI-RECT ENTOMBED EROL ALKAN HANS ...

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ENTOMBED Confirmed For Sweden's CLOSE-UP BÅTEN

Veteran Swedish metallers ENTOMBED are the final band to be confirmed for the Close-Up Båten cruise. For the fourth time, Close-Up Båten will sail from Stockholm, Sweden to Finland on February 25, 2010 and return the following day. Confirmed bands: BULLET CALIBAN CULT OF LUNA DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED SONIC SYNDICATE TRIBULATION CULT OF LUNA is currently ...

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GRAVE's OLA LINDGREN Joins SPAZMOSITY

Ola Lindgren (GRAVE) has joined Swedish death/black metallers SPAZMOSITY as the band's new lead vocalist. He replaces Peter Emanuelsson, who left the group after the recording of SPAZMOSITY's debut album, "Welcome Death". SPAZMOSITY's new lineup: Björn Thelberg - Guitar Mikael Lamming - Guitar Mikael Nordström - Bass Dimitri "Dimman" Jungi - Drums Ola Lindgren - ...

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THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX Announces Lineup Changes

THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX — the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström (vocals; VICIOUS ART, KRUX, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), Lord K. Philipson (guitar; TORTURE DIVISION, ex-GOD AMONG INSECTS, HOUSE OF USHER, LEUKEMIA) and Anders Bertilsson (guitar; COLDWORKER), has parted ways with bassist Michael Håkansson (ex-ENGEL, EVERGREY), singer Jo Enckell (SIREN ON), and drummer Thomas Ohlsson (ex-KAMTJATKA, AXENSTAR, ...

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TORTURE DIVISION To Enter Studio In January

TORTURE DIVISION, the Swedish death metal project featuring guitarist Lord K. Philipson (THE PROJECT HATE, GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), bassist/vocalist Jörgen Sandström (VICIOUS ART, THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) and drummer Tobias "Tobben" Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will enter the studio in late January to begin laying down the drums for the second part of the band's ...

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GERM BOMB's 'Filthy Rock And Roll'

GERM BOMB, the new Swedish band featuring former members of HATHOR, entered Grand Recordings in Gothenburg in September 2009 to record "nine filthy rock and roll songs with an added edge of heavy and dark influences." They are currently looking for a suitable label to release the material. Hampus Kuylenstierna (vocals, guitar, bass) and Pierre ...

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AMON AMARTH: Video Interview With JOHAN HEGG Posted Online

Peter Bailey of the Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom-based "Metalheadz" radio show conducted an interview with vocalist Johan Hegg of Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH on October 28, 2009 at Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton during the band's U.K. tour with ENTOMBED. Watch the chat in two parts below. AMON AMARTH played its first-ever show in Beijing, ...

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ABORTED: New Song Posted Online

Death metal butchers ABORTED are streaming a brand new song, "Coronary Reconstruction", on their MySpace page. The track is the title cut of the band's new five-track EP, which will be released digitally before the end of the year via Century Media, and in a limited run of 1,000 copies by the bandmembers ...

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SPAZMOSITY: 'Welcome Death' Artwork Unveiled

Swedish death/black metallers SPAZMOSITY have unveiled the artwork for their debut album, "Welcome Death" (created by by Singapore's latest sensation Jumali Katani, a.k.a. Metal Artist). Check it out below. "Welcome Death" will be released in early 2010 via Khaosmaster Productions. The CD was recorded at Necromorbus Studios (WATAIN, UNANIMATED) with producer Tore Stjerna. "Welcome Death" ...

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D.R.I. Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) have been confirmed for next year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30 at Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, May 28: GORGUTS POSSESSED D.R.I. WATAIN COFFINS NAZXUL TRAP THEM GRIDE BIRDS OF PREY MALIGNANCY JESUS CROST STORMCROW DEFEATIST PUTRESCENCE Saturday, ...

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GOREAPHOBIA Guitarist To Guest On 'Last Rites'

GOREAPHOBIA guitarist Alex Bouks will appear live on the WVOU (Ursinus College) radio program "Last Rites" on Thursday, December 10 at 9:00 p.m. EST. This is a webcast-only radio station that can be heard at wvouradio.com. GOREAPHOBIA released its long full-length debut, "Mortal Repulsion", on August 18 via Ibex Moon Records. At the ...

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ABORTED Announces New Lineup, Completes Work On New EP

Death metal butchers ABORTED have announced their new lineup, featuring Sven De Caluwé (also of SYSTEM DIVIDE) on vocals, Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK) on drums, Eran Segal (ex-THEY SWARM/WHORECORE) and Ken Sorceron (ABIGAIL WILLIAMS) on guitar and Cole Martinez (SYSTEM DIVIDE) on bass. This band has been working on new material for the past few months ...

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The Depths of Inhumanity - FATALIST

They may be from sunny California, but even a death metal novice could pick out the logo homage and the giant cross in the band photo as nods to NIHILIST and early ENTOMBED. And one chord of that murky, bleary mud-bog guitar sound will provide the final clue — FATALIST are paying tribute to the ...

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