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THE VISION BLEAK Completes Work On New Album

After nearly six months in the studio, German gothic metal band THE VISION BLEAK has finished recording its third album, "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey". Commented the group's Ulf Theodor Schwadorf: "The album contains nine songs which are definitely among the heaviest and at the same time the most atmospheric and most stringent pieces ...

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Former And Current MAYHEM Vocalists Record Together

In a move that will surprise many who bought into the rumours that there is no love lost between the two, current MAYHEM vocalist Attila Csihar has joined former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac to record vocals for a track on the debut album from Maniac's new band SKITLIV. Commented Maniac, "Contrary to what a lot of ...

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SHINING Names New Drummer

Jarle "Uruz" Byberg (URGEHAL, PHILOMEL'S EPITAPH, VULTURE LORD) has been named the new permanent drummer in Niklas Kvarforth's SHINING. He will take over the drum duties in the Swedish black metal outfit following the departure of SPIRITUAL BEGGARS' Ludwig Witt. SHINING will introduce the new lineup at the Hell's Pleasure festival, set to take place ...

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Multiplex Massacre - BLOOD FREAK

The Turkey Monster, Dr. Bitch, the Mucous Spewing Lungslasher, Acid Dropping Satan, Lady Lunatic, and Worm Face, these are the characters that live in the world of BLOOD FREAK. "Multiplex Massacre" is the third installment of the BLOOD FREAK story and it is without a doubt Mr. Everything Maniac Neil's shining achievement. With lyrical and ...

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SHINING: 'V – Halmstad' North American Release Date Set

Osmose USA/The End Records has set a June 26 release date for the new album from Sweden's controversial act SHINING, titled "V - Halmstad". According to a press release, "SHINING's fifth recorded depression is no less than a monument of beauty in blackness and ghostly shades. From the early black metal influences of the cult ...

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SHINING, Ex-MAYHEM Vocalists Join Forces on Radio

Longtime friends Kvarforth (SHINING) and Maniac (SKITLIV, TEAM ARMSTRONG, ex-MAYHEM), two of black metal's most controversial frontmen, will be interviewed live tonight (Monday, May 7) on the "Conte and Kenny Show" on Cringe Humour Radio. The program airs Monday nights between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST and the interview itself is scheduled to take ...

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TOOL Confirmed For Norway's ØYAFESTIVALEN

TOOL has been confirmed for the Øyafestivalen, set to take place August 7-11 in Middelalderparken (the Medieval Park ) in Gamlebyen, the oldest part of Oslo, Norway. TOOL will perform on Thursday, August 9. Also scheduled to appear are NINE INCH NAILS, SHINING and JAZKAMER, among many others. For more information, visit Oyafestivalen.com. ...

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CREMATORY: Moscow Concert Photos Posted Online

Russia's Darkside e-zine has uploaded a number of photos of CREMATORY's April 21, 2007 headlining concert in Moscow. Check them out at this location. CREMATORY's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro-Maze 02. Away 03. Hoffnungen 04. Fly 05. Greed 06. Eyes Of Suffering 07. Intro-Resurrection 08. Open Your Eyes 09. Hollenbrand 10. Tears ...

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INDIANAPOLIS METALFEST I Set To Unearth Underground Metal

Monolith Entertainment Group (MEG) planted the underground metal nation's flag into Indiana soil today by announcing the inaugural Indianapolis Metal Fest set for September 22, 2007. The music festival features a growing list of top underground metal bands as well as highly-regarded unsigned bands making for a showcase of 40 bands in all. "There is ...

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MOONLYGHT: New Song Posted Online

Quebec City's dark metallers MOONLYGHT have posted a new song, entitled "Middle", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Shining", which was recently mastered by Peter in de Betou at Tailor Maid (DIMMU BORGIR, MESHUGGAH, DARK TRANQUILLITY) in Sweden. The new CD will feature 10 tracks and a ...

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SAXON: 'If I Was You' Video Posted Online

SAXON's video for the song "If I Was You" has been posted at YouTube. The track comes off the British heavy metal legends' latest album, "The Inner Sanctum", which was released in early March. SAXON is the subject of this coming Tuesday's (April 10) "Get Your Act Together with Harvey Goldsmith" documentary series ...

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SHINING: 'V / Halmstad' Swedish Release Date Announced

Osmose Productions has set an April 18 Swedish/European release date for the new album from reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING, entitled "V / Halmstad (Niklas Angående Niklas)". The North American release will be handled by The End Records. According to the band, "V / Halmstad (Niklas Angående Niklas)" will contain "six tracks of the darkest, ...

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SHINING FORCE Begins Work On 'By The Blood'

Pasadena, Texas-based Christian metal band SHINING FORCE have entered the studio to begin recording their third CD, entitled "By the Blood". According to a press release, the new album will be the group's "heaviest" release to date and will feature "a touch of LAMB OF GOD and SLAYER" combined with SHINING FORCE's own brand of ...

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ANGELCORPSE: New Album Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

ANGELCORPSE bassist/vocalist Pete Helmkamp has issued the following update: "As most of you know now, ANGELCORPSE has completed the recording of our fourth full-length album, 'Of Lucifer and Lightning'. Osmose Productions will handle the release of the CD (and limited-edition LP) in Europe, The End will handle things in North America, and Mutilation Productions will ...

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SHINING Rejoined By Bassist PHIL A. CIRONE

Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING have been rejoined by bassist Phil A. Cirone. "Now with the new album just around the corner and a full lineup again, SHINING are preparing an extensive live set which will be forced upon the masses this autumn," the band writes. "Tour dates will follow shortly..." SHINING recently posted a ...

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Cycle Repeats - LOST EDEN

Average, harmless metalcore from Japan is what we find on LOST EDEN's debut, "Cycle Repeats". Though their country of origin might add a bullet point to their marketing plan, the fact is that this music could come from anywhere in the west right now. If you've heard AS I LAY DYING, TRIVIUM, SOILWORK or KILLSWITCH ...

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