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A Line of Deathless Kings - MY DYING BRIDE

One look at the song titles above will let you know that it's business as usual in the MY DYING BRIDE camp. Dark wine flows, pale and raven-tressed sylphs expire dramatically on beds of flower-strewn stone inside mist-choked castles, quasi-vampiric men with bad facial hair wear cloaks and sip absinthe… all that shit. Having all ...

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RAVEN To Resume Recording New Album In November

British metal maniacs RAVEN are scheduled to return to the studio late November/early December to resume recording material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2007. Touring activities are currently being penciled in for January onwards. More details will be announced soon. As previously reported, RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has commented on the band's ...

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GRAVE FLOWERS: In Pre-Production Mode

Long-running Swedish "dark metal" band GRAVE FLOWERS has issued the following update: "At the moment we are composing music and making pre-productions for our upcoming third album. As it seems now the music will be darker and more complex. [It] is still too early to say when we will enter the studio." GRAVE FLOWERS recently ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: 'The Collection' To Arrive In November

Spinefarm Records has set a November 15 release date for a "best of" collection from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, entitled "The Collection 1999-2006". In addition to material from the band's studio albums, the CD will include new versions of the songs "My Land" and "Replica", both of which originally appeared on the group's 1999 ...

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RAVEN Frontman Explains Abbreviated Spanish Festival Performance

British metal maniacs RAVEN performed an abbreviated set at the Rockzinante Excalibur Metal Festival in Alcala de Henares, Spain last Saturday, September 30. The group's bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has since posted the following message on the band's web site explaining the circumstances being the shortened performance: "We'd like to apologize to the people that waited ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Shoots Down Reports Of Drummer's Departure

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have rejected persistent reports that drummer Adrian Erdlandsson has left the band. Over the course of the last few months, rumors of Adrian's departure have been gaining strength, with several "in-the-know" parties claiming that Adrian was fired from the group just days before they were to sign a new ...

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THE REVOLTING COCKS' PHILDO OWEN Unveils New Project SNOW BLACK

THE REVOLTING COCKS' Phildo Owen has announced that he will be unveiling his new project SNOW BLACK in Texas this month on a string of dates alongside industrial rock pioneers KMFDM. Joining him for the five-date tour are bassist Paul Raven (MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE), guitarist SIN (REVOLTING COCKS) and drummer Mark Dufour (SKREW). "It's truly ...

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AVENGER, BEYOND FALLEN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

AVENGER, BEYOND FALLEN, KILLINGSWORTH and RAVEN BLACK NIGHT have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place June 13-14, 2007 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN HOLLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT RAVEN BLACK NIGHT SINNER ...

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RAVEN To Perform At Spain's ROCKZINANTE EXCALIBUR METAL FESTIVAL

British metal maniacs RAVEN will perform at the Rockzinante Excalibur Metal Festival in Alcala de Henares, Spain this Saturday, September 30. The complete festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): DESTRUCTION DORO DRAGONFLY GLENN HUGHES HAMELYN RAVEN SAVAGE CIRCUS SPHINX TONY MARTIN U.D.O. VIXEN As previously reported, RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has commented on ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: U.K. In-Store Appearances Announced

CRADLE OF FILTH, whose seventh album, "Thornography", is unleashed in the U.K. on October 16 through Roadrunner Records, has scheduled a couple of in-store signings the week of release. The details are as follows: Monday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Virgin Megastore, 14-16 Oxford St, London W1D 1AR. Tel: 020 7631 1234 Tuesday, October ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer To Perform At DRUMS IN THE WEALD 2006

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson will perform at the Drums In The Weald 2006, which is set to take place October 8 at Uplands Community College, Wadhurst, Kent, England. This year's event, organized by three Kent-based Drumsense teachers Dave Hazlewood (Tunbridge Wells), David Driver (Etchingham) and Richard Davey (Maidstone), will include: Adrian Erlandsson (CRADLE ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Thornography' E-Card Available

An e-card for CRADLE OF FILTH's new album, "Thornography", can be accessed at this location. The follow-up to 2004's "Nymphetamine", "Thornography" was recorded at Lincolnshire, England's Chapel studios with producer Rob Caggiano (BLEEDING THROUGH, ANTHRAX) and was mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE). A full-length ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces U.K. Dates

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have announced three U.K. dates in support of their new album, "Thornography", which will be released on October 16. They are as follows: Dec. 17 - Manchester, UK @ Academy Dec. 18 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy Dec. 19 - London, UK @ Astoria Support at the shows will ...

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RAVEN Frontman Comments On New Material

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has commented on the band's recent recording session which produced four new songs — "Against The Grain", "Running Around In Circles", "Breaking You Down" and "Necessary Evil" — at Assembly Line Studios with Kevin 131 (PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, GARDEN OF SHADOWS) engineering and mixing. When asked by a fan ...

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MINISTRY: Remaining Tour Dates Cancelled Due To 'Circumstances Beyond Our Control'

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on August 24, MINISTRY has now officially confirmed the cancellation of its remaining tour dates due to "circumstances beyond our control," according to Undercover News. Countries affected include Australia, New Zealand, South America, Japan and "beyond." It has been eleven years since MINISTRY last played in Australia. They were ...

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