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NILE's SANDERS Says Record Label Is Planning Legal Action Against Journalist That Leaked Album

Guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders of Southern Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE is pissed that the band's new album, "Those Whom the Gods Detest", has been leaked. As was the case with CONVERGE's "Axe to Fall" album, the NILE leak has been traced back to a journalist. "Amongst your brethren, there is a betrayer," Sanders tells ...

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ALGAION: New Album Details Revealed

Reactivated Swedish atmospheric black metallers ALGAION have set "Exthros" ("enemy" in Greek) as the title of their third album, due soon via Pulverised Records. The CD was recorded at Helltower Studio by ALGAION live/studio drummer Robert Eng (also of CORPORATION 187) and the mastering duties were handled by Simon Söderberg at Mayfire Studio. "Exthros" track ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's LAIHO To Play Guitar For HYPOCRISY

Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY have enlisted CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho to play guitar on their upcoming North American tour. Alexi will temporarily fill the currently vacant guitarist spot on the trek, which will also include headliners ENSIFERUM alongside EX DEO, BLACKGUARD and SWASHBUCKLE. Commented HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren: "We're very happy to bring ...

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CANOPY: 'Will And Perception' E-Card Available

Disconcert Music has released the second full-length album from Stockholm, Sweden-based death metallers CANOPY, entitled "Will and Perception". Strong from previous collaborations with Peter in de Betou (KATATONIA, MESSHUGAH, HYPOCRISY) and Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE), "Will and Perception" presents incisive riffs mixed up with solid melodies, pounding drum beats, all ...

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HYPOCRISY: New Song Available For Streaming

"Hang Him High", a brand new track from HYPOCRISY — the Swedish extreme metal band led by guitarist/vocalist Peter Tägtgren (also of PAIN) — is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off HYPOCRISY's new album, "A Taste Of Extreme Divinity", which is scheduled for release in Europe on ...

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HATESPHERE: Video Interview Available

Portugal's Riff magazine conducted an interview with Danish thrashers HATESPHERE at this year's Ilha do Ermal festival, which was held August 28-30 in Vieira do Minho, Portugal. Watch the chat below. HATESPHERE and SURVIVORS ZERO have been confirmed as the support acts for HYPOCRISY's upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on January ...

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ENSIFERUM: Footage From 'From Afar' Tour Posted Online

Video footage of the opening show of ENSIFERUM's "From Afar" tour — which kicked off on September 24 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland — can be viewed below. Also appearing on the bill are TRACEDAWN and METSATÖLL. ENSIFERUM will return to North America in November for a full headlining tour. Support will be provided by ...

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ASTRAL DOORS: New Album To Be Mixed By Guitarist MARTIN HAGLUND

Swedish metallers ASTRAL DOORS will release their fifth album, "Requiem Of Time" in Europe on January 15 and in North America on February 16 through Metalville, the band and label pool launched by the Cologne, Germany-based company Flying Dolphin Entertainment Group UG. Commented the band: "All the previous releases from ASTRAL DOORS have been mixed ...

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HATESPHERE, SURVIVORS ZERO Added To HYPOCRISY's European Tour

HATESPHERE and SURVIVORS ZERO have been confirmed as the support acts for HYPOCRISY's upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on January 24, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany. The dates are as follows: Jan. 24 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany Jan. 25 - Columbia Club, Berlin, Germany Jan. 26 - Ucho, Gdynia, Poland Jan. 27 ...

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DEVIAN/Ex-MARDUK Frontman LEGION Injured In Motorcycle Accident

Swedish melodic death/black metallers DEVIAN — who feature in their ranks former MARDUK members Legion (vocals) and Emil Dragutinovic (drums) — have issued the following update: "Some time ago when Legion was out racing the over lands of the Jönköping with his new motorcycle that he bought after coming home from the last DEVIAN tours ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY: 'Noumenon & Phenomenon' Video Released

"Noumenon & Phenomenon", the new video from Swedish progressive melodic death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY, can be viewed below. The clip was shot with director Maurice Swinkels (of the Dutch metal band LEGION OF THE DAMNED). Commented SCAR SYMMETRY drummer Henrik Ohlsson: "We shot the video at two locations here in Sweden; the first one was ...

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CELEBRANT Hard At Work On New Album

Belgian satanic brutal old-school death/black metal horde CELEBRANT is currently in the studio writing and recording the follow-up to 2007's "Spawn of Chaos" for an early 2010 release via Hong Kong's Trinity Records. Entitled "Thy Will Be Done", the new CD will contain "eight blasphemer songs that will finally put the final nail in the ...

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DARK FUNERAL: 'My Funeral' Video Released

"My Funeral", the new video from Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, can be viewed below. (WARNING: Video features graphic violence and is not suitable for all ages. Viewer discretion is advised.) According to the band, "My Funeral" "is one of the three heavier, non-blast-beat songs" that are featured on DARK FUNERAL's new full-length album, "Angelus ...

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ENSIFERUM Unveils New Mobile Application

Finnish Viking metallers ENSIFERUM have unveiled Mobile Twilight Tavern, the virtual hotline between fans and the band from anywhere in the world. Hear what happens on the road and in the backrooms exclusively through your mobile phone, in real time. In addition to viewing and sharing videos, pictures and messages, you can comment and rate ...

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MADBALL Frontman To Release Solo Album

Freddy Cricien, frontman for the legendary New York hardcore band MADBALL, will release a solo album on November 4 via his own Familia Entertainment label. Entitled "Catholic Guilt", the CD will feature Freddy's "tough-as-nails vocals but with different muscles flexed," according to a press release. "I'm doing everything on this album — singing, rhyming and ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY Films 'Noumenon & Phenomenon' Video

Swedish progressive melodic death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY recently filmed a video for the song "Noumenon & Phenomenon" with director Maurice Swinkels (of the Dutch metal band LEGION OF THE DAMNED). Commented SCAR SYMMETRY drummer Henrik Ohlsson: "The video for 'Noumenon and Phenomenon', shot in early September, is coming together nicely. Maurice is currently editing it ...

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THE COLD EXISTENCE Announces New Guitarist

Swedish melodic death metallers THE COLD EXISTENCE have announced the addition of guitarist Robin Lindström (VANISHING SYSTEM) to the group's ranks. THE COLD EXISTENCE recently inked a deal with Pulverised Records. The band's third album will be recorded at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND guitarist) Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden with producer Peter Laustsen ...

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ENSIFERUM's 'From Afar' Cracks Finnish Top 10

"From Afar", the fourth album from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 9. "From Afar" sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) ...

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DARK FUNERAL: 'My Funeral' Video To Debut Early Next Month

"My Funeral", the new video from Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, will make its online debut on October 4. According to the band, "My Funeral" "is one of the three heavier, non-blast-beat songs" that are featured on DARK FUNERAL's new full-length album, "Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus". The video was shot in and outside an old ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'From Afar' First-Week Sales Revealed

"From Afar", the fourth album from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the ...

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HYPOCRISY: 'A Taste Of Extreme Divinity' Trailer Available

A trailer for "A Taste Of Extreme Divinity", the new album from HYPOCRISY, the Swedish extreme metal band led by guitarist/vocalist Peter Tägtgren (also of PAIN), can be viewed below. "A Taste Of Extreme Divinity" is scheduled for release in Europe on October 23 and in the U.S. on November 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Album, Bonus DVD Details Revealed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will release their new album, "Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus", on November 18 via Regain Records. The CD was recorded at Abyss Studio in Grangärde, Sweden with famed engineer and legendary producer Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, HYPOCRISY). Nine songs are featured on the effort, which is being described in a press release ...

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