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The Severed Inception - INEVITABLE END

This is what we call a good 'ole teeth rattler. On "The Severed Inception", Sweden's INEVITABLE END assaults the senses with a constant barrage of jackhammer drumming and ear melting riffage. The first seconds of the opening title track overwhelm with the kind of intensity one hears right off the bat when an ORIGIN album ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Title Revealed

BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun has issued the following update: "The title of the new BORKNAGAR album will be nothing less than: 'Universal'. "As the musical and lyrical approach of the album has shaped up during the production of the new album, the title 'Universal' is the title that shines through and mirrors the essence ...

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NECRODEATH: New Album Title Announced

Italian black-thrash metal heroes NECRODEATH have set "Phylogenesis" as the title of their new album, due later this month via Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Draculea" is a concept effort dealing with the origin of the species, featuring "nine killer tracks about the past, the present and the future of the world population." The ...

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KROKUS: Video Interview With MARC STORACE Available

Vocalist Marc Storace of Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS was interviewed by Peter Waelti of the KROKUS Globe Club For Clan & Fan shortly before the band's August 2008 reunion concert at Stade De Suisse stadium in Bern, Switzerland. The chat took place outside the Kofmehl youth center in Solothurn. Switzerland, the birthplace of KROKUS ...

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THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: First Dates Announced

This year's "The Summer Slaughter Tour" will feature the following acts: NECROPHAGIST (co-headliner) SUFFOCATION (co-headliner) ENSIFERUM ** DARKEST HOUR WINDS OF PLAGUE DYING FETUS BORN OF OSIRIS ORIGIN BENEATH THE MASSACRE * AFTER THE BURIAL DECREPIT BIRTH * BLACKGUARD ** * First half of tour only (June 5 - June 26) ** Second half of ...

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CHTHONIC Roars: Panda Is From Tibet, Not China!

For fifty years, Tibet has been imprisoned by a totalitarian Chinese government. After the Chinese army invaded Tibet and claimed it as part of China, millions of people were killed, torn from their homes and separated from their families. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans risked their lives climbing through the freezing and dangerously steep Himalayas ...

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Behold the Failure - MUMAKIL

It is time again for one of those "Holy Shit!" albums. With "Behold the Failure", Switzerland's MUMAKIL may have just established themselves as heirs to NASUM's grindcore throne. What is sure to end up one of 2009's worthiest grind albums, "Behold the Failure" is the kind of disc that is in league with some of ...

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GORGUTS Mainman Confirms New Album Plans; Rehearsal Video Available

Guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay of the reactivated Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada-based technical death metal band GORGUTS has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "After all the posts on metal websites and forums lately, I've decided that it was time for me to confirm all the rumors about GORGUTS making a new record! So, yes, I've been working ...

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THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: Official Lineup Revealed

The official lineup for this year's "The Summer Slaughter Tour" has been announced and it looks as follows: NECROPHAGIST (co-headliner) SUFFOCATION (co-headliner) ENSIFERUM ** DARKEST HOUR WINDS OF PLAGUE DYING FETUS BORN OF OSIRIS ORIGIN BENEATH THE MASSACRE * AFTER THE BURIAL DECREPIT BIRTH * BLACKGUARD ** * First half of tour only (June 5 ...

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Reformed GORGUTS Working On New Material

GORGUTS, the acclaimed technical death metal band from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, has reportedly reformed with a brand new lineup and is currently working on material for a new studio album. Four songs are said to have already been completed, with several more on the way. GORGUTS' current lineup is reportedly as follows: * Luc Lemay ...

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THE SORROW's 'Origin Of The Storm' Lands On German Chart

"Origin Of The Storm", the sophomore album from Austrian metallers THE SORROW, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 56. "Origin Of The Storm" was released on February 27 via Drakkar Records. According to a press release, THE SORROW "have surpassed themselves with 'Origin Of The Storm' and are set to deliver ...

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KROKUS Records Official Song Of Ice Hockey World Championship

Legendary Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have recorded the official song of the Ice Hockey World Championship, which will be held between April 24 and May 10, 2009 in Zurich and Bern, Switzerland. Bassist (and producer) Chris Von Rohr and lead guitarist Fernando Von Arb wrote the track, entitled "Live For The Action", and will perform ...

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Former NILE, ORIGIN, DYING FETUS Members Join Forces In VILE PENANCE

Veteran death metallers Duane Timlin (DYING FETUS, DIVINE EMPIRE), Joe Payne (NILE, DIVINE HERESY), James King (ORIGIN, UNMERCIFUL), Derek Engemann (UNMERCIFUL) and John Ramos (A.T.W.T.T.B., FUNERAL RITES) have joined forces in a new band called VILE PENANCE. VILE PENANCE is the brainchild of Ramos and Timlin, who paired up during sessions with FUNERAL RITES and ...

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ORIGIN: European Tour Dates Announced

Topeka, Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN will embark on a European headlining tour in April/May. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 24 - Leipzig, Germany - Scheddel Apr. 25 - Munchen, Germany - Feierwerk Apr. 26 - Pinerella Di Cervia, Italy - Rock Planet Apr. 30 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil May 01 - Essen, ...

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INEVITABLE END: Another New Song Posted Online

Swedish death metallers INEVITABLE END have posted a new song, "Embracing The Origin", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's full-length debut, "The Severed Inception", which is scheduled for release on March 17 in North America (March 23 internationally) via Relapse Records. The track listing for the CD is as ...

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SCOTT 'WINO' WEINRICH: New Audio Interview Available

Stoner/doom metal pioneer Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, THE HIDDEN HAND, SHRINEBUILDER) was recently interviewed on Chicagoland's only metal "talk show," "The Metal Show", on WCRX 88.1 FM, a Columbia College radio station, with hosts Matt Rozycki and Chris Mezyk. The chat is now available for streaming at this ...

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KROKUS Signs With SONY MUSIC

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS have inked a deal with the Swiss branch of Sony Music. The group's reunited lineup of vocalist Marc Storace, bassist (and producer) Chris Von Rohr, lead guitarist Fernando Von Arb, rhythm guitarist Mark "Koki" Kohler and drummer Freddy Steady will release its new album before the end of this year. ...

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AKERCOCKE, ABSU, ORIGIN Confirmed For Portugal's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST XII

AKERCOCKE, ABSU and ORIGIN have been confirmed for the SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII, set to take place April 30 – May 2, 2009 in Barroselas, Portugal. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: THE HAUNTED (Sweden) ABSU (USA) ORIGIN (USA) ESOTERIC (UK) AKERCOCKE (UK) URGEHAL (Norway) DORNENREICH (Austria) UNMERCIFUL (USA) MACHETAZO (Spain) MOURNFUL CONGREGATION ...

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SCOTT 'WINO' WEINRICH: New Video Interview, Concert Footage Available

Guitar World's MetalKult.com has just posted a new video interview with Scott "Wino" Weinrich. Weinrich's musical pedigree includes time spent playing in ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, THE HIDDEN HAND and SHRINEBUILDER. As a guitarist, he has helped define the modern stoner doom metal sound. To celebrate Wino's first-ever solo record, "Punctuated Equilibrium" (Southern ...

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THE SORROW: 'Where Is The Sun?' Video Posted Online

"Where Is The Sun?", the new video from Austrian metallers THE SORROW, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's sophomore album, "Origin Of The Storm", which will be released on February 27 via Drakkar Records. According to a press release, THE SORROW "have surpassed themselves with 'Origin Of The Storm' and are ...

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INEVITABLE END Schedules Swedish Dates

Swedish death metallers INEVITABLE END have scheduled the following dates in their home country: Feb. 13 - Kungsbacka, Sweden - Ungdomshuset Alle Mar. 20 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Henriksberg Mar. 21 - Linköping, Sweden - Skylten INEVITABLE END will release its full-length debut, "The Severed Inception", on March 17 in North America (March 23 internationally) ...

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REPULSION Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

Grindcore pioneers REPULSION will make their U.K. live debut at UK Deathfest, set to take place May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. The American legends will end a 25-year wait when they touch down in Leeds for what is destined to be an historic show at Leeds University Union — taking the ...

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RESURRECTURIS: 'The Fracture' Video Available

"The Fracture", the new video from Italian death metallers RESURRECTURIS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's third full-length album, "Non Voglio Morire" (I Don't Want To Die), which will be released soon via Casket Music, a sub-label of Copro Productions. This release will come in a double digipack edition with an ...

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VADER, LENG TCH'E Confirmed For UK DEATHFEST

Polish death metallers VADER and Belgian razorgrind warriors LENG TCH'E have been confirmed for UK Deathfest, set to take place May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. Also scheduled to appear is Glasgow's own BLACK SUN. The 16-band, two-stage event is being organized by the team behind Damnation Festival. Festival director Gavin McInally ...

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