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ELLIOTT'S KEEP Completes Work On New Album

Dallas metal doom trio ELLIOTT'S KEEP has finished recording its sophomore album, "Sine Qua Non". Weighing in at an hour of epic metal doom, the CD "delivers ELLIOTT'S KEEP's signature heavy riffage, varied time signatures and diverse vocals styles," according to a press release. ELLIOTT'S KEEP recorded again at Nomad Studios (SOLITUDE AETURNUS, CONCEPT OF ...

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WOE To Release 'Quietly, Undramatically' In October

Candlelight Records has set an October 12 North American release date for "Quietly, Undramatically", the new album from WOE. Recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at frontman Chris Grigg's BS1 in Philadelphia, the CD is the first to feature a full band ensemble comprised of members from ABSU, ...

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STARGAZER Completes Work On New Album

Australian avant-garde occult death metal band STARGAZER will release its sophomore effort and first full-length album in five years, "A Great Work Of Ages", in late August via Profound Lore Records. The follow-up to 2005's "The Scream That Tore The Sky" is described in a press release as "complex, very progressive, and psychedelic, yet technically ...

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EASTERN FRONT Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

U.K. black metallers EASTERN FRONT have inked a deal with Candlelight Records. The band's debut album, "Blood on Snow", will be released later in the year. This CD features a track by Les Smith (ANATHEMA) and Brian Moss (DFA) titled "Dvenadtzat Kilometrov ot Moskvy" and "is sure to take U.K. black metal to the next ...

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SATHANAS: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Pennsylvania-based black/death metallers SATHANAS will enter 905 Studios in Ambridge, Pennsylvania this month to begin recording their new album, "La Hora De Lucifer", for a tentative late 2010 release via Pagan in Europe, Astral Holocaust in South America, Evil Dead in Asia and an as-yet-unannounced label in North America. The CD artwork was created by ...

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ABSU's 'Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L' To Be Re-Released On Triple Vinyl With Bonus Material

ABSU's "Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L" will be re-released on triple vinyl via The Crypt during the latter part of summer. "Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L" was ABSU's first full-length album in 1993 for Gothic Records, which later secured the band a deal with its longtime label home Osmose Productions (before signing with Candlelight Records). This LP was the naissance of ...

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EXMORTUS Frontman Quits

Guitarist/vocalist Balmore Lemus has left Los Angeles-based neo-classical death purveyors EXMORTUS "for personal reasons." The band states, "right now Conan [Gonzalez; lead guitar, backing vocals] will be jumping to vocals while maintaining his lead guitar duties but we still need another killer guitarist." Interested parties can contact the group via the EXMORTUS MySpace ...

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SATHANAS: European, South American, Asian Record Deals Announced

Pennsylvania-based black/death metallers SATHANAS will enter 905 Studios in Ambridge, Pennsylvania in April to begin recording their new album, "La Hora De Lucifer", for a tentative late 2010 release via Pagan in Europe, Astral Holocaust in South America, Evil Dead in Asia and an as-yet-unannounced label in North America. The CD artwork will be created ...

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SATHANAS: New Songtitles Revealed

Pennsylvania-based black/death metallers SATHANAS will enter 905 Studios in Ambridge, Pensylvania in April to begin recording their new album, "La Hora De Lucifer", for a tentative late 2010 release. The CD artwork will be created by acclaimed Belgian artist Kris Verwimp (ABSU, BLACKGUARD, DESASTER, LORD BELIAL, MOONSORROW, THYRFING). According to SATHANAS guitarist/vocalist Paul Tucker, the ...

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GLORIOR BELLI Recruits New Drummer

French black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have recruited drummer G. (FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, DEATHROW, MACABRE OMEN) to lay down the tracks on the band's new record, "The Full Intrepid Experience of Light", to be released later this year. GLORIOR BELLI recently uploaded a new video clip and sample taken from "The Full Intrepid Experience Of Light". The ...

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ELLIOTT'S KEEP To Enter Studio In The Spring

Dallas, Texas-based "metal doom" trio ELLIOTT'S KEEP will enter b>Nomad Studios (SOLITUDE AETURNUS, KING DIAMOND, ABSU) in Carrollton, Texas in late spring to begin recording its sophomore album for a late 2010 release via Brainticket Records. Commented the band: "The writing of our new album is completed. All that remains is finalizing the arrangements for ...

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PELICAN's 'What We All Come To Need' To Be Released On Vinyl

PELICAN's Southern Lord Recordings debut full-length, "What We All Come To Need" — originally released in October — will be issued in double-LP format on February 23. The deluxe vinyl version bears a beautiful heavyweight gatefold jacket, and the fourth side of the release contains three bonus tracks not available on the CD version. In ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, VOIVOD, BRUTAL TRUTH Confirmed For SCION ROCK

CANNIBAL CORPSE, VOIVOD, BRUTAL TRUTH and D.R.I. are among the confirmed bands for the Scion Rock festival, set to take place Saturday, March 13 in Columbus, Ohio. This free event will be held across four different venues (Circus, Skully's, Newport Music Hall, and Bernie's Distillery) along Columbus' N. High St., near the Ohio State University ...

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GLORIOR BELLI: Video Teaser For New Album Released

French black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have uploaded a new video clip and sample taken from their forthcoming fourth full-length album, entitled "The Full Intrepid Experience Of Light". Due out soon via Candlelight Records, the follow-up to last year's "Meet Us Of The Southern Sign" is described in a press release as a "a unique glimpse ...

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WINTERFYLLETH Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Self-dubbed "English heritage black metal" band WINTERFYLLETH has inked a deal with Candlelight Records. The group's new album, "The Mercian Sphere", is tentatively due next year. Commented guitarist/vocalist Chris Naughton: "WINTERFYLLETH are proud to have been given the opportunity to sign with such an influential and well respected label as Candlelight Records. It is awesome ...

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ABSU Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Album To Include Bonus DVD

Candlelight Records has announced the upcoming release of a special deluxe version of ABSU's popular self-titled album. Set for American release January 26, the limited-edition format will include a bonus live DVD that was filmed in Montreal amidst the band's first Stateside tour in nearly eight years. The band recently kicked off a European tour, ...

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ZOROASTER Signs To E1 MUSIC

Atlanta-based psych metal band ZOROASTER has signed a worldwide recording deal with E1 Music. The avant-garde trio will enter the studio early next year with producer Sanford Parker (THE GATES OF SLUMBER, PELICAN) to record the follow-up to 2009's "Voice of Saturn" for a summer 2010 release. "The first time I saw ZOROASTER live, I ...

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ABSU Parts Ways With Guitarist (Again); Replacement Announced

Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has announced the addition of session lead guitarist Vis Crom (pronounced "Vish Krahm") to the group's ranks. He replaces Zawicizuz, who was recently dismissed due to irreconcilable differences. Commented drummer/vocalist Proscriptor: "We are extremely thrilled to welcome Vis Crom as the newest touring musician of ABSU. He has proven ...

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GLORIOR BELLI Recruits UNEARTHLY TRANCE Members

French black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have announced the addition of New York-based bassist Jay Newman and drummer Darren Verni (both of UNEARTHLY TRANCE) to the group's ranks. Chris (a.k.a. Alastor) and Julien (a.k.a. Infestvvs) will continue to both handle the guitar and vocal duties. They state, "We all decided to let go of our nicknames ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS To Play Ft. Worth This Weekend

Texan doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS will perform on Saturday, September 5 at Ridglea Theater in Ft. Worth, Texas. Also scheduled to appear are ABSU, AVERSE SEFIRA, HOD and KNON 89.3 FM DJ Thrashin' Alan's band VIOLENT INTENTIONS. SOLITUDE AETURNUS's latest album, "Alone", was released in November 2006 through Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at ...

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ABSU: Rescheduled Fort Worth Concert Announced

ABSU's Dallas/Ft. Worth concert, which was originally supposed to take place on June 29, has been rescheduled for September 5 at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas. This show will also feature doom metal legends SOLITUDE AETURNUS and Austin-based black metallers AVERSE SEFIRA. All tickets for the original concert on June 29 will be ...

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ABSU, NACHTMYSTIUM: European Tour Dates Announced

Texas-based mythological occult metal band ABSU will embark on a full European tour later this year. Support on the trek will come from psychedelic black metal band NACHTMYSTIUM, Australia's RAZOR OF OCCAM (featuring members of DESTROYER 666) and ZOROASTER. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 16 - Germany Aschaffenburg @ Jukuz Oct. 17 - Germany ...

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ABSU To Tour Europe With NACHTMYSTIUM

Texas-based mythological occult metal band ABSU will embark on a full European tour later this year. Support on the trek will come from psychedelic black metal band NACHTMYSTIUM and Australia's RAZOR OF OCCAM, featuring members of DESTROYER 666. ABSU hasn't toured Europe in over a decade apart from some small festival appearances. Anthony Chowanec of ...

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ABSU Forced To Cancel Dallas/Ft. Worth Appearance

ABSU's scheduled Ft. Worth, TX performance tonight (Monday, June 29) has been canceled due to the band's tour bus breaking down earlier today outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The final show on the Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit's current tour was also set to feature RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and a "special guest." The concert will be rescheduled ...

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ABSU: New Audio Interview Posted Online

Anthony Chowanec of All Metal Music conducted an interview with Proscriptor McGovern of the Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU on June 21, 2009 when the band played B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City with RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and SOTHIS. The seven-minute chat is available for streaming below. ABSU's self-titled ...

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GLORIOR BELLI Announces New Drummer

Paris, France-based black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have announced the addition of drummer Gaël Barthelemy (BALROG, SVARTCROWN, DIABOLIC, DROWNING, ANTAEUS) to the group's ranks. The band's current lineup is as follows: Infestvvs (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) Alastor (Guitar) Gaël Barthelemy (Drums) Caym (Bass) GLORIOR BELLI recently cancelled its participation in the "CIII" tour with U.S. black metal ...

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