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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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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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