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ENFORSAKEN: Studio Photos Posted Online

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have uploaded several photos from the recording sessions for their new album, "Sinner's Intuition", due on March 7, 2006 via Crash Music Inc. Check them out at www.enforsaken.com. ENFORSAKEN are recording the follow-up to 2004's "Forever Endeavor" (Olympic/Century Media) at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer/owner ...

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EYES OF FIRE: 'Prisons' Cover Art Posted Online

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted the following update on their official web site: "EYES OF FIRE has seen the first edit for the video for 'It All Dies Today' and the band is really impressed with the outcome. The edit the band was able to see is the version that will be ...

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ENFORSAKEN: Release Date Set For 'Sinner's Intuition'

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have posted the following message on their official web site: "The release date for [the new ENFORSAKEN album] 'Sinner's Intuition' has been set for March 7th, 2006. You can see the artwork at Crash Music's website. As of now, all drums, bass and guitars have been completed ...

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OPETH To Guest On Norwegian Radio

On Tuesday, November 15, OPETH will be guests on Norwegian National Radio P3. The program is called "Pyro", and two of the band's members will play their favorite songs from the history of rock. "Pyro" airs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. CET. OPETH will be guests in the last hour, and the show can ...

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ENFORSAKEN On New Album: 'Prepare To Be Killed'

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have posted the following message on their official web site: "The November 18th show at the Clearwater Theatre is still happening with DEAD TO FALL, CARNIVALE etc., but ENFORSAKEN have dropped off the bill. Our apologies to anyone that was planning on going to see us. Live shows will ...

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OPETH To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

Sweden's OPETH will be the featured guests on this weekend's episode of "Headbanger's Ball". The two-hour program will air Saturday, November 5 beginning at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. OPETH are currently touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Raodrunner Records. As previously reported, OPETH's video for the track "The Grand ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the worldwide signing of Raleigh, North Carolina-based DAYLIGHT DIES. The band's label debut, "Dismantling Devotion", is currently being completed at The Cutting Room in Solna, Sweden and is expected for release in early 2006. Drummer Jesse Haff had the following to say about the new CD: "It is certainly the most ...

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OPETH To Guest On INDIE 103.1 FM

OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt and guitarist Peter Lindgren will be interviewed on "Chaos" on Indie 103.1 FM (KDLD) tonight (Oct. 19) between 10:00 p.m. and midnight PST. The show can be streamed online at www.indie1031.com. OPETH are touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries". Opening the shows are FIREBALL MINISTRY (Oct. ...

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DAN SWANÖ To Guest On New ENFORSAKEN Album

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have posted the following message on their official web site: "We're happy to annouce that metal legend Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, PAN THY MONIUM) will be contributing back-up vocals on the new ENFORSAKEN album, 'Sinner's Intuition'. We're all very excited to be working with him, as all ...

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OPETH Schedule Vancouver In-Store

Sweden's OPETH will be holding an in-store signing at SCRAPE Records in Vancouver, Canada on Friday, October 14. Come down and meet the band, get pictures taken, and get your OPETH (and related) albums signed! There will be some freebies and giveaways too. The in-store is scheduled for late afternoon, See the store's

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BLOODBATH Launch Vocalist Search

Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH are looking for a new singer to replace Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), who left the band in February due to "conflicting schedules." The following message was posted on BLOODBATH's web site: "BLOODBATH is looking for a new singer that will equal or outdo the two former singers. Yes, you read ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES To Begin Mixing New Album Next Week

North Carolina-based doom/death metallers DAYLIGHT DIES have posted the following message on their official web site: "Recording sessions for our new album, 'Dismantling Devotion', was completed this weekend. Mixing will begin with Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro, Sweden next week. The past couple weeks saw Barre finishing up the massive guitar work, Nathan ...

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OPETH: 'Ghost Reveries' Enters Swedish Chart At No. 9

OPETH's new album, "Ghost Reveries", has entered the Swedish national chart at position No. 9 (the group's previous midweek chart position — after two days of sales — was No. 4). The group's updated "Ghost Reveries" first-week chart positions around the world are now as follows: #9: Sweden #11: Finland #21: Norway #35: Australia #38: ...

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OPETH: More First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

OPETH's official web site has been updated with the following first-week national chart positions for the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries": #4: Sweden (midweek chart; after two days of sales) #11: Finland #21: Norway #35: Australia #38: Netherlands #39: Germany #62: United Kingdom #64: USA #72: France #84: Denmark OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt had the ...

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OPETH's 'Ghost Reveries' Enters BILLBOARD Chart At No. 64!

OPETH's latest album, "Ghost Reveries", has sold just under 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 64 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially more than the first-week tally of the band's previous album, "Damnation", which shifted a ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES Announce New Album Title

North Carolina-based doom/death metallers DAYLIGHT DIES have set "Dismantling Devotion" as the title of their sophomore CD. The album is being recorded at Volume 11 studios and will be mixed during the last week of September by Jens Borden of Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, BLOODBATH) in Örebro, Sweden. Mastering will most likely be ...

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KATATONIA Resume Recording New Album

Sweden's KATATONIA have re-entered Fascination Street studio, located in the outskirts of Örebro, Sweden, to resume recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Peaceville Records. The band have posted the following recording update on their official web site: "After a few needed breaks, including a kick ass visit at the Wacken festival ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM: European Tour Cancelled

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have posted the following message on their official web site: "It is with much sadness, and genuine regret, that we, NOVEMBERS DOOM, must announce a cancelation for our upcoming European performances this October. While making our final arrangements for travel, we have encountered many logistic and legal setbacks, including (but not ...

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OPETH: 'The Grand Conjuration' Video Posted Online

OPETH's video for the track "The Grand Conjuration", featuring a special guest appearance by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan, has been posted online at Roadrun.com. The song comes off the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Roadrunner Records. The CD was mastered on June 16 at the Cutting Room facilities ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES Add Guitarist, Begin Recording New Album

North Carolina-based doom/death metallers DAYLIGHT DIES have issued the following update: "Despite the obvious inactivity in recent updates, DAYLIGHT DIES has been anything but idle. We have several major announcements to make, with a slew of other news to follow within the coming weeks. "First and foremost, we would like all to welcome Charlie Shackelford ...

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BLOODBATH: WACKEN Report Posted Online

BLOODBATH guitarist Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED) has posted a lengthy report on the band's appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival, which took place this past weekend in Wacken, Germany. Read it at this location. BLOODBATH's lineup for Wacken Open Air festival was as follows: Mike Åkerfeldt (OPETH) - Vocals ...

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HEATHEN Announce New Guitarist

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have recruited guitar virtuoso Terry Lauderdale to tour with the group this summer. "After auditions, Terry Lauderdale stepped up to the plate and hit a home run," the band write on their web site. "HEATHEN is very excited about having Terry on board. You may remember Terry, when ...

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RIBSPREADER Begin Work On New Material

Swedish "old-school death metal" band RIBSPREADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, the new album ['Congregating the Sick'] will be out May 2nd, so be sure to get it. Or not. Anyway, it's a bunch of fucken old-school songs just like the first one, even if they're not better in ...

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