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BILOCATE: 'Sudden Death Syndrome' Artwork Unveiled

Jordanian dark oriental metallers BILOCATE have unveiled the cover artwork for their forthcoming album, "Sudden Death Syndrome", at this location. The artwork was designed by Dennis Sibeijn, who has previously worked with such bands as DRACONIAN, CHIMAIRA and ABORTED. Commented vocalist Ramzi Essayed: "During the mixing stage, we were working in parallel together ...

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BATTLELORE Utilizing Session Drummer For Summer Dates

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE has issued the following update: "Henri [Vahvanen, drums] is going on vacation, and won't be able to play all of BATTLELORE's shows this summer. But no worries, we have a great session drummer all trained and ready to kick some asses with us! Timo [Honkanen, bass] and Maria's [keyboards] bandmate ...

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BATTLELORE Guitarist: 'It Is Going To Be A Helluva Album!'

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE recently entered Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland, with producer Janne Saksa to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "The Last Alliance". The group's guitarist Jyri Vahvanen has issued the following update: "Yesterday we finished Kaisa's [Jouhki] vocals and in the evening we listened the songs carefully if there ...

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BATTLELORE Vocalist On New Album: 'I Do Believe That We Have Excellent Songs'

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE recently entered Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland, with producer Janne Saksa to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "The Last Alliance". Regarding the group's new material, vocalist Tomi Mykknen said, "I do believe that we have excellent songs and the execution is excellent. My vocals are more diverse ...

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BLOODBATH Confirmed For Finland's PELLAVAROCK Festival

Swedish death metal "supergroup" BLOODBATH has been confirmed for the Pellavarock festival, set to take place August 9 in Lammi, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLOODBATH HATEFORM KIUAS MYGRAIN RYTMIHIRI SOTAJUMALA TRACEDAWN BLOODBATH recently spent time at Park Studio in Stockholm recording its as-yet-untitled third full-length album. According to the band, ...

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Unblessing the Purity - BLOODBATH

Sweden's BLOODBATH just keeps on churning out their modernized old school (if that makes any sense) brand of death metal. Yet the detractors are sure to bitch when they find out that new EP "Unblessing the Purity" no longer includes what many considered to be the driving force of the act, Dan Swanö. But I'm ...

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BILOCATE: New Album Title, Track Listing Announced

Jordanian doom/death band BILOCATE has set "Sudden Death Syndrome" as the title of its new album, which was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, AMON AMARTH, SYMPHONY X, PARADISE LOST) The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Humans And The Dark Affiliation ...

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BATTLELORE: More Festival Appearances Announced

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE has scheduled the following dates: May 10 - Leipzig, Germany - Wave Gotik Treffen Jun. 12 - Jyvskyl, Finland - Sataman Y Aug. 02 - Kuusankoski, Finland - Joenrantarock Dec. 5-7 - North Wales, UK - Hard Rock Hell II Festival (at Prestatyn Sands) BATTLELORE recently entered Sound Supreme Studios ...

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BATTLELORE: 'Bigger And Better Than Ever Before'

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE recently entered Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland, with producer Janne Saksa to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "The Last Alliance". Regarding the group's new material, keyboardist Maria said, "[the new tracks will] be bigger and better than ever before. We have put a lot of thought into ...

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DEMIURG: Another New Song Posted Online

DEMIURG the Sweden-based band featuring Rogga Johansson (RIBSPREADER, PAGANIZER) on vocals and guitars, Johan Berglund (THIS HAVEN) on bass, Pr Johansson (SATARIEL) on clean vocals, Ed Warby (GOREFEST, AYREON, HAIL OF BULLETS) on drums and Dan Swan (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, BLOODBATH) on lead guitar and keyboards has posted another new song, entitled "The Convulse ...

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BLOODBATH Back In The Studio For Third Full-Length Album

Guitarist Anders "Blakkheim" Nystrm of the Swedish death metal "supergroup" BLOODBATH has issued the following update: "BLOODBATH just spent the last week at Park Studio in Stockholm where Axe [drummer Martin 'Axe' Axenrot] put down an (un)healthy doze of all the basic ingredients and more to get this death metal monster meal cooking in hell's ...

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BATTLELORE: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE recently entered Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland, with producer Janne Saksa to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "The Last Alliance". A three-and-a-half-minute video clip featuring footage shot outside the recording studio can be viewed below. BATTLELORE is recording 9-10 songs for the forthcoming CD, which will be ...

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Jordan's BILOCATE In Mixing Mode

Jordanian doom/death band BILOCATE is currently mixing its new album at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, AMON AMARTH, SYMPHONY X, PARADISE LOST) Commented Bogren: "BILOCATE takes the qualities from the best epic death metal bands and blend it with their very own Middle Eastern touch, and out comes ...

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W.A.S.P. Planning Anthology Box Set

Cameron Edney of Australia's Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Inside_Out666: I believe that you will be playing "The Crimson Idol" album in its entirety, as well as a greatest hits set [on the upcoming Australian tour]. Can you tell my why ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Enter Studio This Weekend

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update: "OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed to take part to the last leg of the 'Ithyphallic' Europe Tour in September/October 2008 with NILE, GRAVE and BELPHEGOR. We'll be doing the last leg of the tour and visit UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Check out ...

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BLOODBATH: 'The Wacken Carnage' CD/DVD Details Revealed

Swedish death metal "supergroup" BLOODBATH has issued the following update: "The first and so far only concert with BLOODBATH will finally see the dawn (of the dead) as a live CD/DVD digipak entitled 'The Wacken Carnage' on Peaceville April 21st. Almost three years have passed since this carnage took place in Wacken, but worry not ...

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DEMIURG: New 'The Hate Chamber' Release Date Announced

DEMIURG — the Sweden-based band featuring Rogga Johansson (RIBSPREADER, PAGANIZER) on vocals and guitars, Johan Berglund (THIS HAVEN) on bass, Pär Johansson (SATARIEL) on clean vocals, Ed Warby (GOREFEST, AYREON, HAIL OF BULLETS) on drums and Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, BLOODBATH) on lead guitar and keyboards — has had the release date of ...

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Pick up this Sick Child - VICIOUS ART

The music of VICIOUS ART's "Pick up this Sick Child" sounds like the album cover looks: blood spattered, diseased, and just plain nasty. And yes, one could not have come up with a more fitting name for the act. Formed in 2003 and previously releasing the "Fire Falls and the Waiting Waters" debut full length ...

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DAN SWANÖ Working On New Solo Project

World-renowned Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, ex-BLOODBATH) is currently working on an album which he describes as "a cross between ALTER BRIDGE and MOONTOWER-style [Dan's 1999 project] stuff." He says, "I am writing it right now, and it will not be a MOONTOWER 2. I already have an album title ...

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BLOODBATH: 'Unblessing The Purity' Samples Available

Peaceville Records has launched a mini-site for the release of "Unblessing the Purity", the new mini-CD from the Swedish death metal "supergroup" BLOODBATH — where you can hear exclusive audio previews of all four songs. The mini-CD is also now available for pre-order for only £4.99 (£4.25 outside of EU) plus shipping and ...

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DAN SWANÖ Lays Down Brutal Death Metal Vocals For OBLITERHATE Debut

World-renowned multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, ex-BLOODBATH) has finished laying down the vocal tracks for the upcoming OBLITERHATE debut album. Recorded at Unisound Studio (Sweden) in just two weeks, Dan's contribution on the vocals for OBLITERHATE is the first time in more than a decade that he has done vocals for ...

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BLOODBATH: New Mini-CD Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish death metal "supergroup" BLOODBATH will release its new four-song mini-CD, "Unblessing The Purity", on March 10 through Peaceville Records. According to the band, "The classic old-school-looking cover artwork was created by Dusty Peterson who won last year's competition. We'd like to congratulate Dusty and thank him for visualizing our art concept. We'd ...

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COWBOY PROSTITUTES To Release New Album In March

Örebro, Sweden's rock/metal act COWBOY PROSTITUTES will release its second full-length album, "Swingin' at the Fences", on March 14 via Nicotine Records. The CD was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, BLOODBATH). A single, "Pirate Town", was recently released on 7" red vinyl through Tornado Ride Records, featuring a guest appearance ...

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OPETH Mainman Comments On His Return To BLOODBATH

OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following update: "Thought I'd gain some pure death metal credibility and mention that I'm back in BLOODBATH again. I was slightly 'talked into' coming back but I certainly don't regret it now. Obviously I am busy all the time, both with my family and OPETH, so don't hold your ...

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BLOODBATH: More EP, DVD Details Revealed

Swedish death metal "supergroup" BLOODBATH announced earlier today that OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt has laid down the vocal tracks for the band's new mini-CD, which is expected to be issued later in the year. "It's been kept secret since the summer of 2007 when Mike was asked to record vocals for four new tracks destined to ...

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OPETH Mainman Returns To BLOODBATH

Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH has issued the following update: "So the time has come for BLOODBATH to once again poison the scene with a contagious doze of über brutal death metal. An old acquaintance in this zombified bloodline has once again re-visited his old home. We can now announce that the vocalist on the ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Enter Studio In March

Finland's OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update: "OMNIUM GATHERUM will begin to record the fourth magnum opus extravaganza in March and this time the album will be done in three different studios; recordings will be done at Sound Supreme Studios by Janne Saksa and at SouthEastSounds by Teemu Aalto and the mixing and mastering ...

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