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ZYKLON Complete Work On 'Disintegrate', Schedule CD-Release Parties

According to a posting on ZYKLON's official web site, the band have completed work on their much-anticipated third album, entitled "Disintegrate". The CD was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway and was mixed at b>Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. A May 15 release via Candlelight Records is expected. ZYKLON have scheduled the following CD-release parties ...

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Former ELITIST Head Honcho Slams EARACHE RECORDS

Former Elitist Records head honcho/founder Lee Barrett has accused former partners Earache Records of shady business practices and has blamed Earache for indirectly causing the demise of Elitist. Read Barrett's two separate online postings detailing some of his experiences dealing with Earache and the circumstances that led Elitist to eventually close its doors:

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WE And THE DOGMA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian quartet WE and Italy's THE DOGMA 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 DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: 'Zombienomicon' Release Date Announced

Threeman Recordings, the label co-owned by members of ENTOMBED, has set an April 17 release date for the new album from 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). ...

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WRATHAGE: Live DVD Now Available

Finnish black metallers WRATHAGE have released a live DVD, entitled "Black Fucking Zodiac". "The DVD includes WRATHAGE's live video from the Jalometalli metal festival with headliners such as DISSECTION, ENTOMBED and EXMORTEM," according to a press release. "WRATHAGE opened up the festival 19th of August 2005. The new live DVD also includes the whole 'Annihilating' ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Polish Gigs Cancelled

DARK FUNERAL's previously announced headlining shows in Poland have been cancelled due to the current "political situation" in the country, according to a posting on the band's web site. Commented the Polish promoter Mariusz Kmiolek of Massive Music: "We are sorry to inform that DARK FUNERAL, NAGLFAR, AMORAL and ASMODEUS gigs in Lódz and Katowice ...

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ZYKLON To Complete Mix Of New Album This Week

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are scheduled to enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden this week to complete the mix of their much-anticipated third album, entitled "Disintegrate". The CD was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway and is scheduled for release on May 15 via Candlelight Records. In ...

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Exclusive Interview With EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN

Rumblings of a forthcoming solo album from Ihsahn have been heard ever since the disbanding of EMPEROR in 2001, perhaps even before. That it would take five years for the album to finally see the light of day speaks more to the man's busy schedule than any kind of purposeful delay. Never one to sit ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running German hard rockers SCORPIONS 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 DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END ...

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MYSTIC CIRCLE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

According to their record label (Dockyard 1), German "dark Satanic metal band" MYSTIC CIRCLE have 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 CANNIBAL ...

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NEGLECTED FIELDS To Release 'Splenetic' In April

Latvian technical death/black masters NEGLECTED FIELDS will be issuing their third CD, entitled "Splenetic", in April through Aghast Recordings. Described as "the missing link between latter-period DEATH and EMPEROR," the album was recorded in part at Astia studio in Finland, while the entire production and mixing was handled by T.T. Oksala, best known for his ...

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BATTLELORE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE 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 CANNIBAL CORPSE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ...

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MARDUK Confirmed For Germany's TOMAHAWK FESTIVAL

MARDUK have been confirmed for the Tomahawk Festival, set to take place April 1 in Osnabrück, Germany. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are THYRFING, KORPIKLAANI, GENERAL SURGERY and GRIMNESS 69, among others. MARDUK postponed their European tour earlier in the month to May from the previously announced March due to the fact that ...

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MARDUK: European Tour Postponed

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the following message on their official web site: "MARDUK have decided to do the European crusade during May instead of March, due to the fact that most of March will be spent completing the upcoming DVD. But a few Greece shows have been announced for late March. The DVD ...

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MANNGARD To Re-Release Debut Album Next Month

Norwegian extreme metallers MANNGARD will re-release their debut album, "Circling Buzzards", on February 20 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. The lyrical concept on "Circling Buzzards" is said to be inspired by the works of American novelist William Faulkner: "A family living on a farm at the back ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: THREEMAN To Release 'Zombienomicon' After All

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 posted the following message on their official web site: "As things turns out, Threeman Recordings [co-owned by members of ENTOMBED] ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER 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 ATHEIST BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL CORPSE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: Track Listing For Solo Album Revealed

Candlelight Records has revealed the full track listing for the solo debut from Ihsahn (EMPEROR). "The Adversary" is in its final stages of recording at Symphonique Studios in Norway with the final mix planned for early 2006. A video is planned for the song "Invocation", though specific details as to director and concept are still ...

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DARK FUNERAL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced more dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, dubbed "Attera Orbis Terrarum Tour 2006", which is scheduled to kick off in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: DARK FUNERAL, NAGLFAR + Special Guest Feb. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Feb. 22 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko ...

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EKTOMORF Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF have been confirmed for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5, 2006 in Wacken, Germany. EKTOMORF will perform on the "True Metal Stage" on August 4. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL CORPSE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN ...

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