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EMPEROR Announces Additional Performances

After triumphantly headlining the annual Wacken Open Air festival and completing recent capacity performances in America, EMPEROR has announced two additional performances for 2006. On Saturday, October 7, EMPEROR will headline the fifth annual Motstoy Festival in the band's hometown of Notodden. Formed in 2002 by local youth and supportive arts organizations, this year's festival ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, EMPEROR, MORBID ANGEL, FEAR FACTORY, CELTIC FROST: Video From WACKEN Available

MOTÖRHEAD, ATHEIST, EMPEROR, MORBID ANGEL, ORPHANED LAND, GAMMA RAY and METAL CHURCH are among the bands whose performances at this year's Wacken Open Air festival (which took place this past weekend in Wacken, Germany) were professionally filmed and made available online at Streaming.Wacken.com. Live footage by the following acts is available at the ...

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EMPEROR Tabulature Book Set For U.S. Release

Candlelight Records has set an October 31 U.S. release date for the EMPEROR guitar tabulature book, titled "Scattered Ashes: Decade of Emperial Wrath". The 132-page oversized book featuring foreword and transcriptions by vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn includes original tabs for thirteen EMPEROR classics contained on the band's 2003 compilation of the same name. "In my experience as ...

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It's Official: DARK FUNERAL And ENSLAVED To Tour North America Early Next Year

Candlelight Records has announced its second North American label tour package. Set to kick off January 9, "Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising" will feature the long-awaited stateside return of DARK FUNERAL (Sweden), ENSLAVED (Norway) and introduce newcomers ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (USA). The tour will visit 20-plus cities before concluding on February 4. DARK FUNERAL guitarist/founding member Lord ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Thornography' Pushed Back to October; Track Listing Revealed

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Thornography", due on October 16 via Roadrunner Records. 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 ...

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DARK FUNERAL: South American Tour Dates Announced

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 South America. This time the band will bring their full stage show (same ...

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Ex-GLUECIFER Bassist Joins BLOOD TSUNAMI

Former EMPEROR and current SCUM/BLOOD TSUNAMI drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust) has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I would like to [announce] that Oslo thrashers BLOOD TSUNAMI have joined forces with Stu Manx from Norwegian rockers GLUECIFER (R.I.P.). Stu is BLOOD TSUNAMI's new bassist and the spirit in the TSUNAMI camp is good ...

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AMEN's CASEY CHAOS: New Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 82 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features a 30-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with AMEN mainman Casey Chaos. Interview topics include AMEN, SCUM, TURBONEGRO, SATYRICON, EMPEROR, DARKTHRONE, THE DAMNED, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, HEADBAND, Shannon Larkin, Iggy Pop, and Casey's ...

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Exclusive: EMPEROR To Play Final Two U.S. Shows As Four-Piece

Legendary Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR performed to energetic capacity audiences at New York City's B.B. King Blues Club July 13 and July 14 without guitarist Samoth due to previously reported immigration delays (as exclusively reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on July 13). Despite continued efforts from representatives in both the United States and the band's ...

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EMPEROR: New York City Setlist Revealed

According to one concert attendee, Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR performed the following set during their July 13 concert at B.B. King Blues club in New York City: 01. Into The Infinity Of Thoughts 02. The Burning Shadows Of Silence 03. Cosmic Keys To My Creations & Times 04. Thus Spake The Nightspirit 05. An Elegy ...

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Be An EMPEROR Roadie For A Day

Like to lift things? Find yourself often humming EMPEROR tunes in the shower? Well now's your chance to play roadie for a day for the Norwegian black metal lords! The roadie for the day would be for the July 14 show at B.B. King club in New York City and the July 17 appearance at ...

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EMPEROR: In-Store Signing Sessions Announced

Candlelight Records has announced exclusive autograph signings/in-stores for the upcoming EMPEROR shows. The concerts, announced early December 2005, have been met with much excitement. Two of the performances are already sold out (July 14 at B.B. King and July 16 at Key Club). Fans are urged to purchase their tickets if they plan to attend ...

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MANNGARD Guitarist To Publish 'Shocking' Book

Guitarist Olav Kristiseter of the Norwegian extreme metallers MANNGARD is planning on releasing his debut novel through a well-known Norwegian publisher later in the year. According to a posting on Kristiseter's MySpace profile, "early readers have called [the book] a 'shocker.'" MANNGARD re-released their debut album, "Circling Buzzards", in February via Nocturnal Art ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES To Film 'Lies That Bind' Video

DAYLIGHT DIES will film their first-ever video this coming weekend for the song "Lies That Bind" from their latest album, "Dismantling Devotion", now available via Candlelight Records. Set to be filmed outside the band's base of Raleigh, North Carolina, the Ramon Boutviseth-directed clip will feature the full band with local actors in a plot that ...

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CELTIC FROST Kick Off European Tour: Setlist, Photos Available

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST played their first show in over 15 years on Monday, May 29 at Remise in Wil SG, Switzerland. The group's setlist for the concert was as follows: 01. Totengott (Intro) 02. Procreation (Of the Wicked) 03. Ground 04. Dethroned Emperor 05. The Usurper 06. Jewel Throne 07. Ain Elohim ...

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PURIFIED IN BLOOD Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Abacus Recordings has announced the signing of PURIFIED IN BLOOD. The band's new album, "Reaper of Souls", will be released in the U.S. on June 27. Hailed by many as the most exciting act to emerge from Norway since TURBONEGRO, PURIFIED IN BLOOD combines blazing riffs and solos with controversially political lyrics. One might say ...

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