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CONSPIRACY's 'Irremediable' Out Now

Dutch extreme metal act CONSPIRACY has just released its third full-length album, "Irremediable", via Pulverised Records. The CD offers 12 warring tracks with artwork (see below) inspired by controversial 17th century artist Félicien Rops. Previously helmed by sole member Alex "Carpathian Wolf" (formerly known as Al' Hazred of MELECHESH fame), CONSPIRACY now features Wolf alongside ...

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ENTHRONED's NORNAGEST Joins Forces With Colombia's THE RED ANGLE

Vocalist/guitarist Nornagest of Belgian black metallers ENTHRONED has joined forces with the Colombian ambient/ritual act THE RED ANGLE. According to a posting on the ENTHRONED MySpace page, "This project is the work of magickal forces into left hand path tantra and luciferian sorcery. THE RED ANGLE creates old-school black metal combining the essence of ritual, ...

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DISCHARGE, SABBAT Confirmed For U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Hardcore punk legends DISCHARGE and U.K. thrash titans SABBAT are the latest additions to the sixth chapter of Damnation Festival. The crust veterans will headline the Terrorizer Stage while SABBAT will perform on the Jägermeister Stage. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and PARADISE LOST will now co-headline the downsized event, which takes place on Saturday, November ...

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ESOTERIC, PANIC CELL, BONESAW, THE MIRE Confirmed For U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Experimental doom titans ESOTERIC and globe-trotting metal veterans PANIC CELL will help fly the U.K. flag at this year's Damnation Festival. They'll be joined by Scottish old-school death metallers BONESAW, Brighton's progressive rockers THE MIRE and the recent winners of the Rock Sound and Terrorizer stage competitions; THE CONSTRUCT, COLONEL BLAST and DIASCORIUM. The new ...

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NECRITE To Release Debut In November

After five demos and six years of anticipation, Bay Area black metal tyrants NECRITE will finally unleash their debut full-length, "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi", on November 2 via Flenser Recordings. Seamlessly fusing elements of droning doom, funeral ambience, and thrashing black metal, "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi" is a monument in the legacy of West Coast ...

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CORPUS CHRISTII Completes Work On 'Luciferian Frequencies'

Portuguese black metallers CORPUS CHRISTII have completed work on their new album, "Luciferian Frequencies", at BlackOut studios in Brussels, Belgium with producer Phorgath (bass player from ENTHRONED). The CD consists of one intro and nine tracks and has a running time of a bit over 40 minutes. A tentative late 2010 release via Candlelight Records ...

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THE SHOWDOWN: 'Man Named Hell' Video Released

"Man Named Hell", the brand new video from Tennessee's riff-tastic southern metal outfit THE SHOWDOWN, can be viewed below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Blood in the Gears", which was released on August 24 via Solid State Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Back Breaker" was recorded ...

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ENTHRONED: New Video Interview Posted Online

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an inteview with vocalist Nornagest and bassist Phorgath of Belgian black metallers ENTHRONED at a recent stop on the band's North American tour. You can now watch the chat below. ENTHRONED released its eighth album, "Pentagrammaton", on March 22 via Regain Records. Commented the band: "We are very ...

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ENTHRONED: North American Tour Update

Due to reasons beyond the band's control, Belgian black metallers ENTHRONED were forced to postpone the first two dates of their long-anticipated North American tour. The trek, which will mark the band's first time on U.S./Canadian soil in nine years, was originally scheduled to kick off yesterday (Wednesday, August 4) at Club Europa in Brooklyn, ...

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DEKADENT To Release 'Venera: Trial & Tribulation' In The Fall

Slovenian black avantgardists DEKADENT have finalized the artwork and track listing for their third album, "Venera: Trial & Tribulation", which will be released this autumn via Pentacle Music. Commented DEKADENT frontman Artur: "It was a challenge creating something bigger and more epic than our previous album. "We decided to make our new album a bit ...

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GRAVEHILL Adds MATT HARVEY As Permanent Guitarist

California-based death metallers GRAVEHILL have tapped Matt "Hellfiend" Harvey (EXHUMED, DEKAPITATOR, REPULSION, CRETIN) as their new permanent guitarist. "I'm definitely psyched to wage war against posers with the GRAVEHILL boys," Harvey said in a statement. "The [recently completed 'Campaign Of Death Metal Purity'] tour [also featuring HOD and CARDIAC ARREST] was great, and I'm looking ...

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PARADISE LOST, THE OCEAN, MAYBESHEWILL, OCTOBER FILE Confirmed For U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

U.K. gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST head up the latest additions to Damnation Festival. The genre-spanning Halifax quintet will bring its blend of atmospheric doom to the main Jägermeister Stage at Leeds University Union, on Saturday, November 6. They will be joined by German progressive metallers THE OCEAN, rising post-rock trio MAYBESHEWILL and the politicallyinspired ...

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THE SHOWDOWN: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Nashville's veteran Southern heavy metal outfit THE SHOWDOWN has posted the third installment of its behind-the-scenes video series filmed during the recording sessions for the band's new album, "Blood In The Gears". Join THE SHOWDOWN in the studio as they lay down the bass and record the album's epic motorcycle intro. The clip, which also ...

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THE SHOWDOWN: Second Studio Webisode Available

The second in a series of webisodes documenting the making of "Blood in the Gears", the fourth album from the Tennessee's riff-tastic southern metal outfit THE SHOWDOWN, can be viewed below. Due on August 24 via Solid State Records, the follow-up to 2008's "Back Breaker" was recorded at Anthem Productions in Nashville, and produced by ...

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SHINING To Headline Sweden's First Black Metal Festival

Swedish black metallers SHINING will make a rare appearance in their home country when they headline the Forlorn Fest, which is scheduled to take place on November 26-27 November at the Fabriken in Umeå, Sweden. According to the organizers, this will be Sweden's first ever black metal festival, and the lineup will feature some of ...

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THE SHOWDOWN: First Studio Webisode Available

The first in a series of webisodes documenting the making of "Blood in the Gears", the fourth album from the Tennessee's riff-tastic southern metal outfit THE SHOWDOWN, can be viewed below. Due on August 24 via Solid State Records, the follow-up to 2008's "Back Breaker" was recorded at Anthem Productions in Nashville, and produced by ...

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CONSPIRACY Completes Work On 'Irremediable'

Dutch extreme metal act CONSPIRACY will release its third full-length album, "Irremediable", later this year via Pulverised Records. The CD offers 12 warring tracks with artwork (see below) inspired by controversial 17th century artist Félicien Rops. Previously helmed by sole member Alex "Carpathian Wolf" (formerly known as Al' Hazred of MELECHESH fame), CONSPIRACY now features ...

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SHINING Guitarist To Guest On UNLOCKED Debut

Lead guitarist Peter Huss (SHINING, ex-SINERGY) will make a guest appearance on the upcoming debut album from UNLOCKED, the band featuring members of PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, VISCERAL BLEEDING, GORGOROTH and ENTHRONED. The CD is currently being recorded at Blackout studios in Brussels, Belgium for a late 2010 release via Crossfirecult Records. UNLOCKED is: Nornagest (ENTHRONED) - ...

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THE SHOWDOWN To Release 'Blood In The Gears' In August

Tennessee's riff-tastic southern metal outfit THE SHOWDOWN will release its fourth album, "Blood in the Gears", on August 24 via Solid State Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Back Breaker" was recorded at Anthem Productions in Nashville, and produced by THE SHOWDOWN's bassist Jeremiah Scott. The album's title track, and first single off the record, is ...

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UNLOCKED To Enter Studio Next Week

UNLOCKED, the band featuring members of members of PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, VISCERAL BLEEDING, GORGOROTH and ENTHRONED, will enter Blackout studios in Brussels, Belgium on May 17 to begin recording eight new songs for its debut album, due before the end of the year via Crossfirecult Records. UNLOCKED is: Nornagest (ENTHRONED) - Vocals Benny (PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT) - ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: U.K. Dates Announced

U.K. black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have scheduled the following dates: July 24 - Rio's - Leeds, UK July 27 - Central Station - Wrexham, UK HECATE ENTHRONED has set "Virulent Rapture" as the tentative title of its new album, due later in the year via an as-yet-undetermined record label. Commented the band: "The mixdown will ...

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ENTHRONED To Tour U.S. This Summer

Belgian black metallers ENTHRONED have issued the following update: "Finally after nine years, ENTHRONED will come back to the United States this summer! Dates will come soon and we will reveal the support acts in the meantime. Also, ENTHRONED will team up with Norway's GORGOROTH for the South American portion of their world tour this ...

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NECROPHAGIA To Headline First Annual FIREWALK FEST

Gore metal legends NECROPHAGIA will headline FireWalk Music's first annual FireWalk Fest, set to take place June 26 at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Also scheduled to appear are ACHERON, JUNGLE ROT and CARDIAC ARREST, among many others. NECROPHAGIA will also make an in-store appearance at FireWalk Music the evening of Friday, June 25. FireWalk ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Completes Recording New Album

U.K. black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have set "Virulent Rapture" as the tentative title of their new album, due later in the year via an as-yet-undetermined record label. Commented the band: "Recording has now finished on the new [HECATE ENTHRONED] album. Dean finished his vocals last weekend, where Nigel and Andy also finished off some final ...

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