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Norway's INFERNO Festival: Complete Details Revealed

GORGOROTH and GOREFEST are among the newly announced bands for the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The complete festival billing is as follows: Club Day - Wednesday, March 19: Garage: GALLHAMMER INSENSE Blå: SAHG KÄTHE KOLLWITZ John Dee: VREID IN ...

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MOONLYGHT: 'Shining' Album To Finally See Light Of Day

Quebec City's dark metallers MOONLYGHT will release their long-awaited sophomore album soon via Mankind's Demise Records. According to a press release, "the ten-track monster called 'Shining' is the epitaph of MOONLYGHT, as the band calls it quits following the [December 2007] departure of Roby [guitarist/vocalist Sébastien Robitaille]. Their musical testament is a universal melodic metal ...

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SHINING Albums To Be Re-Released On PEACEVILLE

UK label Peaceville, home to venerable bands such as DARKTHRONE and KATATONIA, will re-release two albums from controversial Swedish black metallers SHINING. "IV: The Eerie Cold" and "III: Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie" will be issued on June 9 and July 21, respectively. Niklas Kvarforth, SHINING vocalist and the band's creator, has recently been resting his voice ...

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KISS: More Australian Shows Announced

One of the most legendary and influential bands in rock history, KISS will perform concerts in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia in March. March 18 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 20 - Acer Arena, Sydney The concerts will follow the band's spectacular performance to close the 2008 Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday, March 16. With ...

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STONEGARD, ISKALD Added To INFERNO Festival Kick-Off Party

STONEGARD, ISKALD and GOAT THE HEAD will perform at the Inferno festival kick-off party, which will be held on January 26 at John Dee in Oslo, Norway. This year's installment of the Inferno metal festival will take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is ...

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ROB ZOMBIE On Touring, Movies And OZZY OSBOURNE

In November, Rob Zombie sat down for a media teleconference with journalists representing publications across North America. A transcript of the discussion was provided by Scoop Marketing. Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun: ... wondering how long your association both personally and professionally with Ozzy goes back and what was that first meeting with him like for ...

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BELPHEGOR Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR have been confirmed for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANATHEMA ANAAL NATHRAKH ANGRA AT THE GATES BELPHEGOR BENIGHTED BORN FROM PAIN CARCASS ...

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SHINING To Headline Germany's BRUTAL BRUTALITY FESTIVAL 2008

Swedish black metallers SHINING have been confirmed for the Brutal Brutality Festival 2008, set to take place Saturday, January 25 at Jugendhaus in Erlenbach am Main, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are PARAGON BELIAL, ENGRAVED, SARGWART and VARGSHEIM. SHINING's new album, "V - Halmstad", was released in North America on June 26 via Osmose USA/The ...

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TRISTANIA, CULT OF LUNA Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

TRISTANIA and CULT OF LUNA have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 1349 BEHEMOTH CULT OF LUNA DESTRUCTION KRUX OVERKILL SATYRICON SHINING SKITLIV TRISTANIA ...

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GORY BLISTER Completes New Album Recordings

Long-running Italian technical death metallers GORY BLISTER have finished recording their new album, "Graveyard of Angels", and will mix the effort this month for an early 2008 reelase via Mascot Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Skymorphosys" will feature a guest appearance on bass by Roby Gelly from ALLHELLUJA. "Graveyard of Angels" project track listing: 01. ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 1349 BEHEMOTH DESTRUCTION KRUX OVERKILL SATYRICON SHINING SKITLIV TULUS The full lineup ...

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Ex-MAYHEM Singer's SKITLIV Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

SKITLIV — the doom/noise/black metal project of former MAYHEM frontman Maniac — has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 1349 BEHEMOTH DESTRUCTION KRUX SATYRICON ...

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SHINING Forced To Cancel Turkish Appearances

Due to the recent escalation in violence and military action within the country, Swedish black metallers SHINING have been forced to scrap their plans to play in Turkey. The two gigs, which were due to take place in Istanbul and Ankara on November 15 and November 17, will be rescheduled at a later date. Commented ...

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Ex-MAYHEM Frontman MANIAC's SKITLIV Recruits New Drummer

Former SHINING drummer Ted has joined the ranks of SKITLIV, replacing Canadian drummer Trish. He is currently rehearsing with the band ready for the upcoming December tour with SHINING and HELLSAW. Drum duties on the recently announced limited-edition mini-CD will be carried out by Ivar, who played with SKITLIV on their recent tour. Commented Maniac: ...

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Ex-MAYHEM Vocalist MANIAC To Perform With SHINING At Oslo Gig

SKITLIV/ex-MAYHEM frontman Maniac will join SHINING on stage during the band's forthcoming gig at Oslo, Norway's Club Maiden on Saturday, November 10. His appearance at the gig will mark the continued collaboration between Maniac and SHINING's Kvarforth, who recently became a full-time member of SKTILIV — both recording and performing live with the band. Kvarforth ...

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Pathosray - PATHOSRAY

On their debut full length, Italy's PATHOSRAY has recorded what one could dub "the Sensory sound," meaning a terrific combination of progressive arrangements (stimulating, but not technical overkill) and shining melodies, CIRCUS MAXIMUS another act that exemplifies the style. Enlisting producer Tommy Hansen (CIRCUS MAXIMUS, JORN, HELLOWEEN, REDEMPTION) to mix the album does even more ...

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1349 Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Norwegian black metallers have 1349 have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BEHEMOTH KRUX SATYRICON DESTRUCTION SHINING TULUS 1349 The full lineup will be ...

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MANIAC Announces SKITLIV Limited-Edition MCD Release

SKITLIV frontman and creator Maniac announced today that the band will self-release a two-track MCD in time to coincide with its upcoming tour with SHINING and HELLSAW. Titled "Kristiansen and Kvarforth Swim in the Sea of Equilibrium … Waiting", the MCD will contain two tracks: a completely revised version of "Slow Pain Coming", and a ...

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BEHEMOTH, KRUX Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

BEHEMOTH and KRUX have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. Also scheduled to appear are SATYRICON, DESTRUCTION, SHINING and TULUS. The full lineup will be announced at the Inferno kick-off party at John ...

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Epic Black Metallers VALFEANOR Release Debut Album

"En Ny Tid", the new album from the Austrian band VALFEANOR, saw its release this week on the Black Tower Productions label. Written by founder member Desderoth, and produced by Greg Marboe of PUNGENT STENCH and HOLLENTHON, "En Ny Tid" is the band's first release and contains nine tracks of epic black metal, including haunting ...

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IMPENDING DOOM: 'Silence The Oppressors' Video Posted Online

Corona, California-based Christian death metal band IMPENDING DOOM has released its video for the track "Silence the Oppressors". The clip was directed by Andy Reale and can be viewed below. "Silence the Oppressors" comes off IMPENDING DOOM's debut album, "Nailed. Dead. Risen.", available now on Facedown Records. According to a press release, "This is a ...

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BIGELF: 'Hex' To Receive U.S. Release

Psychedelic rock act BIGELF has set an October 30 North American release date for its cult, underground album "Hex". Recorded in 2003, "Hex" will now be available domestically for the first time ever via the Custard label. Flaunting a sound that interfuses all the best elements from the late '60s / early '70s rock movement, ...

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