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DARK FUNERAL: Latvia And Lithuania Shows Postponed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update: "[It's] now [been] over a week since all of our gear (guitars, bass, wireless systems, cymbals etc) was confiscated by the police in Peru. And we still have not received any news if or when it will be returned to us. At this point of ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist Comments On Peru Incident

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL performed an all-instrumental set in Lima, Peru Sunday night (October 8) after the group's vocalist/bassist Emperor Magnus Caligula was taken ill. A near-riot followed the concert, with several irate fans destroying property around the concert venue as a way of registering their dissatisfaction over what they felt was a less ...

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DARK FUNERAL's Concert In Peru Ends In Near-Riot: Video Available

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received the following report from a DARK FUNERAL fan in Peru: "What happened [on Sunday, October 8] in Lima, Peru at the DARK FUNERAL concert was outrageous. Metalheads were waiting for a brutal concert to come... they were expecting total chaos from these Swedes, but they let us totally down. Vocalist didn't sing ...

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THE HAUNTED Frontman Pissing In The Wind

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "What is the big deal with discussing stuff like economical system or religion? "It's amusing how people are so eager to attack as soon as anyone simply sets about and types the right trigger words. Sometimes I think maybe I should ...

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ENSLAVED To Guest On Norwegian 'Headbanger's Ball'

Bergen, Norway's extreme prog-metallers ENSLAVED will be the featured guests on the first episode of the Norwegian version of "Headbanger's Ball". Hosted by VJ Pete Evil of BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Norwegian version of "Headbanger's Ball" will launch tomorrow (Friday, October 6) at 23:00 CET and will also include videos for "Path To Vanir" and "Essence", ...

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SATHANAS To Enter Studio In November

Long-running U.S.-based death/black metallers SATHANAS will enter Innertube studios in November to begin recording their next album, entitled "Crowned Infernal". Artwork will be handled by Necrolord, who previously worked with EMPEROR on their "In the Nightside Eclipse" LP and DARK FUNERAL on the "Secrets of the Black Arts" CD. An early 2007 release via Pulverised ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI's PETE EVIL To Host MTV NORDIC's 'Headbanger's Ball'

BLOOD TSUNAMI guitarist/singer Pete Evil has been tapped to host the MTV Nordic's Norwegian version of "Headbanger's Ball", which is scheduled to launch Friday, October 6. Commented Pete Evil's BLOOD TSUNAMI bandmate Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust, drums; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR): "In my opinion, this is a great chance to get someone with a splendid ...

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DARK FUNERAL Working On 'Atrum Regina' Live Video

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update: "We are currently editing a live video for our song 'Atrum Regina'. The material that we're using was filmed in Paris on March 17th, 2006 at La Locomotive (during our most recent European tour). We hope to have it finished and ready to air before ...

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eBay Banning Sale Of Black Metal Albums?

Paula Hogan of MANIC Music & Distribution and Candlelight Records USA has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to report that "eBay is [allegedly] currently starting a ban on black/extreme metal. A few of our vendors who have sizeable eBay stores are now finding their items pulled down by eBay directly. The list we have compiled so far that ...

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PANTHEON I Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349) and guitarist John Espen Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM), has signed a deal with Candlelight Records. A pre-production recording of three new songs that will appear on the band's upcoming CD — "Where Angels Burn", "Core of the Soul" and "Decent into Darkness" — along ...

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DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: More U.S. Tour Dates Released

DARK FUNERAL (Sweden), ENSLAVED (Norway) and newcomers ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (USA) will team up for the "Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising" North American tour beginning in early January. The tour will visit 20-plus cities before concluding on February 4. So far, the following dates have been released (***NOTE: None of these dates have yet been officially confirmed***): ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Greek Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will play two shows in Greece in November. The dates are as follows: Nov. 11 - Thessaloniki - Mylos Club (Greece) Nov. 12 - Athens - Underworld Club (Greece) DARK FUNERAL will team up with ENSLAVED (Norway) and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (USA) for the "Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising" North American tour ...

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DARK FUNERAL Fights Back Against 'Corrupt Record Labels'

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL announced the formation of a new "movement" called "Musicians Against Corrupt Record Labels". According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, "The main point with the movement is to enlighten and warn artists and music fans about certain corrupt record labels within the scene . . . The time ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Licensees Confirmed For 'Attera Totus Sanctus'

DARK FUNERAL's latest album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", has been licensed to Icarus Music (Argentina) and Sylphorium Records (Colombia). "Attera Totus Sanctus" was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Mastering duties were handled by Tomas Eberger at ...

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DAM Begins Recording New Album

London's DAM have entered the studio to record their as-yet-untitled second album for a 2007 release via Candlelight Records. Commented guitarist/vocalist Nathan: "We laid down the drum tracks, bass tracks and some initial guitars last weekend at Eastcote Studios in London. The studo is in the area where the Notting Hill carnival took place: it ...

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DARK FUNERAL Compiling Video Footage For DVD

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update: "We are currently putting together material a DVD, possibly a double DVD. And we would like to get some, if not all, of the shows during our up coming Latin American tour professionally filmed. Therefore we call out to all you people who will attain ...

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MORTIIS Confirmed For Norway's MOTSTØY Festival

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS is confirmed fo the Motstøy festival, set to take place October 6-7 in Notodden, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: EMPEROR PAGAN'S MIND SUSPERIA MORTIIS RED HARVEST MAGIC PIE TORCH CIRCUS MAXIMUS WOBBLER BENEA REACH SHE SAID DETROY FRACTURE DECIPHER TÖMMERMENN For more information, visit

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DARK FUNERAL: Costa Rica Show Cancelled

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following statement: "It just came to our attention that our scheduled show in Costa Rica on October the 3rd is cancelled. Apparently this is a result by the local promotors refusal to share our flight costs with the other promoters, which is total bollocks, if you ask ...

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BLUT AUS NORD: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In October

Candlelight Records has set an October 3 U.S. release date for "MoRT", the eagerly anticipated new album from French extremists BLUT AUS NORD. The album adds to the band's trilogy of albums and growing stateside sales and fanbase. With "MoRT", BLUT AUS NORD has crafted an album that is complex, haunting and sure to draw ...

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DARK FUNERAL Looking Forward To South American Tour

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update: After the enormously successful tour in 2003, which resulted in the highly acclaimed live album "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", DARK FUNERAL is once again ready to embark on tour throughout Latin America. This time the band will bring their full stage show (same ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH, 1349 Classic Albums To Receive Vinyl Release

Candlelight Records continues its ongoing collector's series this fall with stateside release of new and classic albums from 1349, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CARPATHIAN FOREST, NIGHTWISH, ZYKLON, GORGOROTH and more. Available September 19 the picture disc limited-edition (500 copies) pressing of "Beyond the Apocalypse" from 1349 finds its stateside vinyl debut during the band's first tour ...

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SCORPIONS, CELTIC FROST, GAMMA RAY, AMON AMARTH: Press Conferences From WACKEN Available

Video footage of several of the press conferences held at last weekend's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany has been posted online at Podcast.Wacken.com. Question-and-answer sessions with the following artists can be found on the page: SCORPIONS CELTIC FROST GAMMA RAY Schenker brothers (Rudolf and Michael) AMON AMARTH As previously reported, MOTÖRHEAD, ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI Signs With NOCTURNAL ART/CANDLELIGHT

BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), has signed a three-album deal with Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. The group will enter Lion Heart Studios in Oslo in September with engineer Øivind Voldmo Larsen to begin recording its debut album, tentatively titled "Thrash Metal", for ...

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