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PANTHEON I: New Pre-Production Recording Available For Download

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349) and guitarist John Espen Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM), recently completed a pre-production recording for the band's upcoming sophomore album. The three new songs laid down during the session — "Where Angels Burn", "Core of the Soul" and "Decent into Darkness" — along with a ...

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Disintegrate - ZYKLON

The band who's always easy to find in any well-alphabetized CD collection is back, after a three-year delay, with an interesting take on modern extremity. Perhaps overshadowed by mainmen Zamoth and Trym's return to limited live activity with EMPEROR, the release of the third ZYKLON album should show where their hearts lie. It's a ferocious, ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

HELLFUELED have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Working With Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Drummer

Arizona-based extreme metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have issued the following update: "We are now gearing up to record our first full-length CD for Candlelight Records, which we think will hit stores in the fall. Right now we are currently hammering out pre-production demos and putting the final touches on some new songs. We are also ...

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The Adversary - IHSAHN

There has been one hell of a lot of anticipation for EMPEROR/PECCATUM legend Ihsahn's solo album debut, "The Adversary", and rightly so. Terms like "genius" have surrounded his projects, which could have resulted in "The Adversary" being a huge disappointment. Even I was wondering how let down I'd be by the final product. No problem ...

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EMPEROR Frontman Rejects 'Sellout' Accusations

Sauli Vuoti of Imhotep webzine recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On EMPEROR's decision to split up: "It is not like pressure, but we have felt people's wishes. I don't think that people really realize what they are wishing for. If they want another ...

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MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE ...

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SAHG Enter Norwegian Chart At No. 31

SAHG, the Norwegian "stoner rock" band featuring members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have entered the national charts in Norway at position No. 31 with their debut album, entitled "Sahg 1" (Regain Records). View the whole chart at this location. The four-piece was founded in early 2004 and spent the past year ...

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New Interviews With EMPEROR, CATHEDRAL, ENSLAVED To Air On Tonight's 'Tinitus'

A special segment dedicated to this past weekend's Inferno festival in Oslo, Norway — featuring interviews with EMPEROR, SAGH, MANNGARD and CATHEDRAL, among others — will follow the main interview spot with Bergen progressive Vikings ENSLAVED on tonight's (April 19) edition of the Norwegian metal radio show "Tinitus", airing between 20:00 (8:00 p.m.) and 22:00 ...

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STARKWEATHER: New Song Preview Available

Candlelight Records is currently streaming "Machine Rhythm" from STARKWEATHER's forthcoming album, "Croatoan", at the label's official MySpace page. Produced by Pierre Remillard (CRYPTOPSY), "Croatoan" features artwork by renowned artist Paul Romano (MASTODON, EARTH, GODFLESH), and is scheduled for a May 2 American release. Long regarded as one of the first bands to blend ...

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Travesty of Heavenly Essence - THYRANE

After a sidestep into industrialized post-black-metal a couple years ago, Finnish rippers THYRANE return to what they do best on "Travesty of Heavenly Essence" — intense, riff-hungry black metal with plenty of dynamic changes, just the right amount of keyboards, and enough thrashed-out fury to make buildings crumble. These guys should be mentioned in the ...

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DARK FORTRESS To Support CELTIC FROST In Belgium, Holland

German black metal outfit DARK FORTRESS have been confirmed as the support act for CELTIC FROST on the following dates: May 31 - Vosselaar, BEL - Biebob Jun. 01 - Zaandam, NETH - Kade Commented DARK FORTRESS vocalist Azathoth: "It's really a great honor for us to support CELTIC FROST, the co-founders of black metal, ...

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BLUT AUS NORD Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

French metallers BLUT AUS NORD continue to work on their highly anticipated new album, "M.O.R.T." (Metamorphosis of Realistic Theories). Expected for release early fall, the album follows the band's critically-acclaimed "The Work Which Transforms God"; reissued mid-2005 in the U.S. with the value-added EP "Thematic Emanation of Archetypal Multiplicity" (a recording previously only available in ...

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EMPEROR Announce Oslo Signing Session

Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR will be holding a signing session on Saturday, April 15 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Bodymap in Oslo, Norway. The in-store appearance will take place on day after the band's performance at the Inferno Festival, which is scheduled to take place April 13-15 at the Rockefeller Music Hall ...

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VREID, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

VREID and CALIBAN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END ...

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BAL-SAGOTH: New Song Posted Online

A brand new BAL-SAGOTH track, entitled "The Hammer of the Emperor", has been posted online at the band's MySpace.com page. The song comes off the group's recently completed long-awaited sixth album, "The Chthonic Chronicles", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. "The Chthonic Chronicles" (view cover here) track listing: ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Arizona-based extreme metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have signed a three-album deal with Candlelight Records. According to a press release, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS "take their influences from the best of the best from the old and the new and blend it into a unique and multifaceted hybrid. They have the groove and melody of the Gothenburg-style death ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR ...

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WHITESNAKE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

WHITESNAKE have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END OF GREEN FINNTROLL ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: 'Zombienomicon' Samples Posted Online

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have uploaded 30-second clips of all 10 tracks that are set to appear on their upcoming sophomore album, "Zombienomicon", due on ...

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