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GORGOROTH Explain Abbreviated Mexico City Performance

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have issued the following report on their recent South American/Mexican tour: "The recent Central American tour was very well visited and the fans was truly dedicated. Especially in San Salvador and Guatemala city, although the security in the first mentioned city should have been better. Mexico was also great, at least ...

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EXHUMED Announce New Bassist, Reveal More Cover Album Details

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have revealed a partial list of songs that will appear on their upcomining covers CD, entitled "Regurgitated Requiems: Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated". Recordings for the effort will begin the week after the Thanksgiving holiday, and will take place in Los Angeles, Canada, and the Bay Area. Songs set to appear on the album ...

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GORGOROTH: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have inked a deal with the French label Season of Mist for the reissues of their first three albums: "Pentagram" (1994), "Antichrist" (1996) and "Under the Sign of Hell" (1997). All three will be re-released in January/February in a remastered, digipack version. It is not presently clear if Season of Mist ...

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EARTHRIDE Team With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's MIKE DEAN for Upcoming CD

Maryland-based doom rockers EARTHRIDE entered Sonic Wave Studios in Raleigh, N.C. over Labor Day weekend with producer producer/engineer Mike Dean (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY bassist) to begin recording their second release for L.A.'s Southern Lord Records. "It's a good relationship," said EARTHRIDE vocalist Dave Sherman (WRETCHED, SPIRIT CARAVAN) of working with Dean. "We have a good ...

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DARKTHRONE's FENRIZ Presents 'The Best Of Old School Black Metal'

Snapper Music has set a September 20 release date for "The Best Of Old School Black Metal", a compilation consisting of "the most influential and most unholy sounding tracks" of the black metal genre as selected by DARKTHRONE's Fenriz. "Cult heroes such as SARCOFAGO and TORMENTOR lurk amongst tracks from originators VENOM and BATHORY," according ...

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CRIMINAL Will Not Support BRUJERIA In Brazil

Anglo-Chilean metallurgists CRIMINAL, featuring former PENTAGRAM frontman Anton Reisenegger, have issued a statement to clarify that they will NOT be supporting BRUJERIA in Brazil. "Apparently, a new Brazilian band is using our name," says Reisenegger. "We are not saying they are doing it with bad intentions, but we will approach them and ask them to ...

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German Doomsters SHEPHERD To Release Sophomore Album

Defunct German doomsters SHEPHERD, whose sound was previously described by Doom-Metal.com as "old-fashioned riffing doom in the vein of genre legends like ST. VITUS, PENTAGRAM, THE OBSESSED and BLACK SABBATH," will posthumously release their second album, "The Coldest Day", on August 16 through Exile on Mainstream Records (Europe excluding Germany will receive the album on ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL: Album Recording Sessions Postponed

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have decided to postpone recording the new album. Instead of the original plan of recording in August or September, we have decided to wait and record in January 2005 at Mana Studio (HATE ETERNAL, IN BATTLE, KRISIUN, MALEVOLENT ...

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CRIMINAL Part Ways With Keyboardist

Anglo-Chilean metallurgists CRIMINAL, featuring former PENTAGRAM frontman Anton Reisenegger, have parted ways with keyboardist Mark Royce after Royce failed to show up for the band's recent tour of Chile. Royce joined the band in 2002 along with Robin Eaglestone (bass) and Zac O'Neil (drums). "He really didn't leave us much of a choice," commented Reisenegger. ...

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CATHEDRAL: Two-Disc Compilation Due In July

Earache Records will be issuing a two-CD collection of greatest hits and rarities from U.K. doomsters CATHEDRAL on July 27. Titled "The Serpent's Gold", the set will document CATHEDRAL's entire Earache period, with 27 tracks in total, clocking in at over 2 ½ hours. Disc 1 ("The Serpent’s Treasure") contains all of the band's greatest ...

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German Doomsters SHEPHERD Split Up

German doomsters SHEPHERD have reportedly split up due to "differences between bandmembers." The group, whose sound was previously described by Doom-Metal.com as "old-fashioned riffing doom in the vein of genre legends like ST. VITUS, PENTAGRAM, THE OBSESSED and BLACK SABBATH," had just completed the recording of their second album, "The Coldest Day" (Exile on Mainstream ...

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IN AETERNUM To Release New Mini-CD As A Limited-Edition Digipack

Swedish death/black metallers IN AETERNUM will release their new mini-CD, "No Salvation", in a limited edition of 1,000 copies as a digipack CD. The group, whose last CD, "Nuclear Armageddon", came out a year ago, entered Abyss studio in December to record four new tracks, including "Beasts of the Pentagram", "No Salvation" and "Poison the ...

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CRIMINAL To Tour Chile In April/May

Anglo-Chilean metallurgists CRIMINAL, featuring former PENTAGRAM frontman Anton Reisenegger, will be returning to Chile for a four-date mini-tour in late April/early May. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 29 – Concepcion, CHL @ Havana Club Apr. 30 – Valparaiso, CHL @ El Huevo May 01 – Santiago, CHL @ Cerro Bellavista May 02 - Santiago, ...

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MARDUK Side-Project To Release Album This Month

DEVILS WHOREHOUSE, the "horror-death rock" side-project of MARDUK guitarist Morgan Håkansson and bassist B. War, will release their new full-length album, "Revelation Unorthodox", on February 29 through Regain Records (via Blooddawn Productions). The follow-up to the "Howling" mini-album (2000) was recorded last summer at Abyss studio with producer Tommy Tägtgren. Download two MP3 clips from ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Graces Cover Of New-Look GUITAR PLAYER Magazine

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde graces the cover of Guitar Player magazine's March 2004 issue. This cover is not only a landmark issue for Guitar Player magazine, but also a milestone for Zakk Wylde, both personally and professionally. "I have always wanted to be on the cover of Guitar Player magazine since I ...

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CRIMINAL To Support SIX FEET UNDER In Europe

Anglo-Chilean metallurgists CRIMINAL, featuring former PENTAGRAM frontman Anton Reisenegger, have been confirmed to support SIX FEET UNDER on a two-week tour of Europe starting on February 26. The trek will coincide with the release of CRIMINAL's fourth studio album, "No Gods No Masters", which is due out on February 23. Also on the bill are ...

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PROBOT: Photos From 'Shake Your Blood' Video Shoot Posted Online

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of FOO FIGHTERS frontman/former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl, will release their self-titled debut album on February 10, 2004 through Southern Lord Recordings. A two-track 7" single, limited to 6,666 copies, will precede the album release and will contain the cuts "Centuries Of Sin" (featuring Cronos of VENOM) and "Emerald ...

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CRIMINAL Name New Album

Anglo-Chilean metallurgists CRIMINAL have finished recording and mixing their new album, "No Gods No Masters", at Springvale Studios in Suffolk, U.K. "We tried quite a few new things on this album," explains frontman Anton Reisenegger (ex-PENTAGRAM), "and at some point I was kinda worried that it wouldn't sound like CRIMINAL any more. But when we ...

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MARDUK Set Release Date For DVD

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have set a January 19, 2004 release date for their much-anticipated DVD, titled "Funeral Marches And Warsongs". The long-delayed disc will tentatively include, among other features, a live show recorded in Paris on the European leg of the World Funeral tour as well as footage of the band's reunion with former ...

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MARDUK Side Project To Appear On Horror-Punk Compilation

DEVILS WHOREHOUSE, the side project of MARDUK guitarist Morgan Håkansson and bassist B. War, will participate in a compilation CD entitled "This Is Horror Punk". The album will be a limited-edition release through Fiendforce Records and is expected to be issued on Halloween (October 31). Other groups set to appear on the album include THE ...

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PENTAGRAM Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary doom metallers PENTAGRAM are currently working on material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2004. Joining vocalist Bobby Liebling in the new lineup are Kelly Carmichael (guitar, INTERNAL VOID), Adam S. Heinzmann (bass, INTERNAL VOID) and Mike Smail (drums, PENANCE). "We're working up some old stuff ['70s era songs], and also working ...

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TIAMAT Film New Video

Sweden's TIAMAT have finished filming the promotional video for their new single "Cain" with Revolver Film Company's (www.revolver.se) award-winning director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, WITHIN TEMPTATION, PASSENGER). "Cain", due on September 29 through Century Media Records, will contain a radio edit of the album opener, the straight, up-tempo rocker "Love In Chains", and an exclusive ...

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CRIMINAL To Enter Studio In October

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act who feature in their ranks ex-PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger and former EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil, will enter Springvale Studios in Suffolk, U.K., on October 3 to record the follow up to 2001's "Cancer". The album will be produced by the band and engineered by Mark Harwood, whose previous ...

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TIAMAT: New Album Details Revealed

TIAMAT have finalized the track listing for their eighth studio album, "Prey", due on October 27 through Century Media Records. The self-produced CD, which is being described as one of mainman Johan Edlund's most personal recorded statements to date, was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Although it is not a concept ...

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Former ST. VITUS Singer To Reveal THE HIDDEN HAND

THE HIDDEN HAND, the new band featuring hard rock guitar legend Wino (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN), will release their debut album, "Divine Propaganda", on September 9 through MeteorCity Records. MeteorCity will handle radio and marketing in-house, with domestic distribution via Caroline and Revolver USA. In May of 2002, Wino disbanded his group SPIRIT ...

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CRIMINAL Getting Ready To Record

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act who feature in their ranks ex-PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger and former EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil, are continuing work on the material for their new album, "Supersonic Death", tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The following is Reisenegger's latest update on the band's current activities: "Zac ...

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