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SHINING, HELLSAW And SKITLIV Confirm Additional Dates

SHINING, HELLSAW and SKITLIV have now confirmed additional dates and changes to their December tour. Originally scheduled to last 18 days, the tour will now kick off one day earlier with the addition of a Swedish date. Black metallers CODE will join the three bands at the London Underworld for a rare, one-off appearance. This ...

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SATYRICON, TULUS Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON and TULUS 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 veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION and controversial Swedish black metallers SHINING. The full lineup will be ...

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HELLSAW: 'Phantasm' Due Out This Week

"Phantasm" the new album from black metallers HELLSAW, is due for release this week on the German Folter Records label. The nine-track album was produced by DARK FORTRESS' Victor Bullok and is the second full-length release from the Austrian band, whose debut, 2005's "Spiritual Twilight", was followed by extensive touring. Continuing with the DARK FORTRESS ...

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CODE To Support SHINING In London

Britain-based black metallers CODE, whose current lineup includes Adrian Erlandsson from AT THE GATES/CRADLE OF FILTH, Kvohst and Vicotnik from DHG, and Heimoth from SETH, will play an exclusive one-off show supporting SHINING on December 13 at the Camden Underworld in London, England. Additional support will come from Maniac's SKITLIV and HELLSAW. CODE will perform ...

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SAMAEL: 'Passage', 'Eternal' Albums To Be Reissued

As part of their classic album reissues, Century Media will re-release the "Passage" (1996) and "Eternal" (1999) LPs from Swiss experimental/industrial metallers SAMAEL in Europe on October 1 (U.S. releases should follow later). Both albums will come in a 28-page "mediabook" package containing lyrics, new layout, liner notes and bonus tracks. The complete track listing ...

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THE OLD DEAD TREE: Tour Dates Announced

Parisian goth metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE have scheduled the following dates: Oct. 20 - Paris (France), Le Nouveau Casino Oct. 27 - Montereau (France), Scream For Me Festival Nov. 01 - Leuven (Belgium), Metalloween Festival Nov. 02 - Porto (Portugal), Blà Blà Nov. 03 - Lisbon (Portugal), Music Box Nov. 24 - Lyon (France), ...

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SHINING, HELLSAW, SKITLIV: European Tour Dates Announced

SHINING, HELLSAW and SKITLIV (featuring former MAYHEM frontman Maniac) will team up for a European tour in December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 05 - Germany Markthalle Hamburg Dec. 06 - Germany K 17 Berlin Dec. 07 - Germany tba Essen Dec. 08 - Holland Parkhof Alkmaar Dec. 09 - Belgie de Klinker Aarschot ...

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SHINING: 'Through Corridors Of Oppression' Video Posted Online

A video for the obscure SHINING song "Through Corridors of Oppression" (which was recorded in 2002 during the SHINING "III" session) can be viewed below. The clip was created by SHINING's "partner in crime" Mr. Barabash. SHINING's new album, "V - Halmstad", was released in North America on June 26 via Osmose USA/The End Records. ...

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SHINING's KVARFORTH To Join MANIAC's SKITLIV On GALLHAMMER Tour

SHINING's Niklas Kvarforth will join the touring lineup of SKITLIV on their forthcoming six-date mini-tour with Japanese all-girl band GALLHAMMER. Also on stage with the band will be their new bass player, the sculptor Spacebrain, who was in the past responsible for MAYHEM's stage sets. He is currently preparing stage sets for SKITLIV and will ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Schedules Greek Date

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued the following update: "At last some news to talk about!!! "There's been nothing happening this past few months, but I just confirmed a show in Greece [on November 10 at Ydrogeios in Thessaloniki]. This is significant because the very FIRST-EVER show I did with SABBATH was in ...

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DESTRUCTION, SHINING Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION and controversial Swedish black metallers SHINING 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 full lineup will be announced at the Inferno kick-off party at John Dee on January ...

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Ex-MAYHEM Frontman MANIAC To Guest On 'Hell On Heels' Radio Show

Former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac, whose new band SKITLIV is attracting considerable interest from all quarters, will make a guest appearance on the Oslo-based Radio Tango show "Hell on Heels" on Friday, August 31 between 17:00 and 18:00 CET. The program will feature tracks from the forthcoming SKITLIV album "Glem Aldri Korset", which includes guest vocals ...

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MANIAC's SKITLIV Confirms Tour Dates With GALLHAMMER

SKITLIV, the band headed by former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac, has confirmed the dates for its upcoming tour with Japanese all-girl act GALLHAMMER. Originally slated to join GALLHAMMER for four shows, SKITLIV has been added to two more dates in Belgium and the Netherlands. This will be the first time that both bands tour in Europe, ...

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AVATAR: 'Schlacht' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metal band AVATAR has finalized the track listing for its new album, "Schlacht", due on October 24 via Gain Records. The group started recording the follow-up to 2006's "Thoughts of No Tomorrow" in May. "Schlacht" track listing: 01. Schlacht 02. Wildflower 03. All Which is Black 04. 4 AM Breakdown 05. As It Is ...

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SHINING: More Arnhem Concert Footage Available

More fan-filmed video footage of Swedish black metallers SHINING performing in Arnhem, Holland on July 20, 2007 has been posted on YouTube. View the clips below. SHINING's new album, "V - Halmstad", was released in North America on June 26 via Osmose USA/The End Records. SHINING filmed its controversial February 3, 2007 concert at Diezel ...

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Full Lineup For SHINING's Oslo Gig Confirmed

The lineup for SHINING's one-off show at Oslo's Maiden Club on Saturday, November 10 has been announced. Joining SHINING will be Norwegian black metallers ENDEZZMA, a band that features members of URGEHAL, RAGNAROK and VULTURE LORD. Opening the gig will be the psychopunkers HAUST. Described by frontman and SHINING creator Niklas Kvarforth as a "very ...

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GORGOROTH Off Germany's HELLFLAME Festival, SHINING Steps In

The organizers of Germany's Hellflame festival have removed Norway's GORGOROTH from the billing of this year's event, set to take place September 8 at N8 in Osnabrück. Replacing them at the festival will be Swedish black metallers SHINING. The lineup is now as follows: DESTRUCTION BENEDICTION GRAVE ONSLAUGHT WOLFBRIGADE SECRETS OF THE MOON NAGLFAR SHINING ...

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SHINING To Perform Special Gig In Oslo

According to SHINING mastermind Niklas Kvarforth, the band will perform what he describes as a "very special ceremony" at Oslo's Maiden Club on Saturday, November 10. This will be the only date the band will play on Norwegian soil during the rest of 2007, and in all probability for quite a long time to come. ...

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SHINING: Arnhem Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish black metallers SHINING performing in Arnhem, Holland earlier in the month has been posted on MySpace. SHINING's new album, "V - Halmstad", was released in North America on June 26 via Osmose USA/The End Records. SHINING filmed its controversial February 3, 2007 concert at Diezel in Halmstad, Sweden ...

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MASSEMORD Confirmed For DUNKELHEIT Festival

MASSEMORD is among the newly confirmed bands for the Dunkelheit festival, set to take place August 31 - September 1 at Club Svatoboj in Brno, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SHINING (SWE) SKYFORGER (LAT) MASSEMORD (POL) INFERNAL WAR (POL) ETERNITY (GER) MORRIGAN (GER) INFERNO (CZE) GEIST (GER) FUNERAL PROCESSION (GER) ...

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THE OLD DEAD TREE: New Album Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

Parisian goth metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE have returned from Stage One Studio in Germany, where producer Andy Classen recently finished recording, mixing and mastering the band's latest opus, "The Water Fields". Speaking about the new CD, vocalist/guitarist Manuel stated, "The band went further again, reaching a new stage in terms of songwriting and maturity. ...

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SHINING, MONOLITHIC Confirmed For HOLE IN THE SKY Kick-Off Party

SHINING (Norwegian jazz/metal/fusion/avantgarde group; not to be confused with the Swedish black metal band), MONOLITHIC and LASSE MARHAUG have been confirmed for the Hole in the Sky festival kick-off party on Tuesday, August 21 at Garage in Bergen, Norway. This year's Hole in the Sky festival will take place August 22-25 in Bergen, Norway. Confirmed ...

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