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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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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS to Support EMPEROR In Hollywood

Phoenix, Arizona-based "symphonic melodic death metal" band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, featuring three ex-members of VEHEMENCE, will be supporting legendary Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR on Monday, July 17 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Also appearing on the bill will be GOATWHORE. ABIGAIL WILLIAMS describe their sound as "very epic and extremely visual but ...

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BLOODTHORN Prepare To Release 'Genocide'

Norwegian death metallers BLOODTHORN will release their fourth studio album, "Genocide", in January/February via Red Stream Inc. (Morningstar Records in Europe). The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Under the Reign of Terror" was recorded at Godt Selskap Studio (CHTON, GRIFFIN, KEEP OF KALESSIN) in Trondheim, Norway with producer Knut Fug Prytz (NECROPHAGIA). The CD, which has ...

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Fuck the Universe - CRAFT

Having just reviewed HAEMOTH's "Kontamination", it is difficult to avoid comparing and contrasting it with CRAFT's "Fuck the Universe", at least to some extent. It is not as though the two discs sit on opposite ends of the spectrum The common denominator is one of quality black metal that emanates from a charred soul. Whereas ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: 'Zombienomicon' Cover Artwork, Audio Sample Available

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 a brand-new song, entitled "The Bashing of Skulls", at this location. The track comes off the band's ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Summer Festival Appearances Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced the following festival appearances during 2006: Jun. 17 - Dornbirn, AUT - Metalliga Open Air Jul. 15 - Spital am Semmering, AUT - Kaltenbach Open Air Jul. 29 - Gernika, SPA - Metalway Festival Sep. 16 - Anröchte, GER - Braincrusher Festival A complete listing of upcoming DARK ...

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MARDUK: DVD, Another European Tour In The Works

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the following message on their official web site: "Here is a brief update regarding upcoming activities for 2006. A brand new DVD is currently being put together and will for sure be at least a 2-disc version, maybe 3. More news regarding the DVD will be posted in the ...

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DARK FUNERAL: More European Dates Confirmed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced more dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR Feb. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Feb. 22 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR, ENDSTILLE Feb. 24 - ...

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AMEN Complete Drum Tracks For New Album

Vocalist Casey Chaos (AMEN, SCUM) and Shannon Larkin (AMEN, GODSMACK) were recently spotted at Hollywood Recording Studios, where the dynamic duo finished laying down the drum tracks to an astonishing 48 songs towards the next AMEN album. "Now that we have finished the drum tracks at Hollywood [Recording], I will finish the rest of the ...

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BAL-SAGOTH: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

U.K.-based black/death quintet BAL-SAGOTH have set "The Chthonic Chronicles" as the title of their long-awaited sixth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. "The Chthonic Chronicles" track listing: 01. The Sixth Adulation of His Chthonic Majesty 02. Invocations Beyond The Outer-World Night 03. Six Score and Ten Oblations to a Malefic Avatar ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Support BOLT THROWER In Sweden

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 been confirmed as the support act for BOLT THROWER on April 21, 2006 at Satin in Örebro, Sweden. GOD AMONG ...

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ELITIST RECORDS Is No More

Long-running U.K. record label Elitist Records has officially closed its doors. "Many thanks to all who supported the releases and appreciated the ethic behind the label," said label founder Lee Barrett in a statement. "I’ll now be A&Ring for another label. More news when it's available." Elitist was founded in 2002 as an imprint division ...

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EMPEROR Frontman Sets Title For Upcoming Solo Album

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn has set "The Adversary" as the title of his upcoming solo album, tentatively due next year via a collaboration between Mnemosyne Productions and Candlelight Records worldwide. Owned/operated by partners Ihsahn and Ihriel since 2003, Mnemosyne Productions was established as an outlet for duo's musical collaborations as well a place for new talent ...

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Attera Totus Sanctus - DARK FUNERAL

Those wondering whether the long awaited full-length, "Attera Totus Sanctus", from Sweden's DARK FUNERAL is a major departure from the mostly one-tempo (fast) albums of the past can stop wondering. In a general sense, this is no major departure, but it is a somewhat more memorable DARK FUNERAL album. The repeating dark guitar harmonies, jackhammer ...

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Gospels for the Sick - SCUM

Hey kids, look, another supergroup! SCUM brings together a motley crew of extreme musicians, including Casey Chaos (AMEN), Samoth and Faust (EMPEROR), Cosmocrator (MINDGRINDER), and Happy Tom (TURBONEGRO). Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), Mortiis, and Knut "Euroboy" Schreider (TURBONEGRO, EUROBOYS) contribute guest vocals. The result of this collaboration is "Gospels of the Sick", a metal-infused punk album ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI To Play Oslo This Weekend

BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), will make their next live appearance on Saturday, December 3 at John Dee in Oslo. The concert, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Body Map merchandise, will also include performances by GOTHMINISTER and ZENZOR. Fenriz of DARKTHRONE ...

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No, EMPEROR Is Not Playing California This Weekend

According to Pollstar.com, "EMPEROR" will be performing this Saturday, December 3 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California ahead of their two-night stint in New York City next July. However, further research shows this particular "EMPEROR" to be the self-proclaimed "Southern California's Premier Classic Rock Band" who released their self-titled debut album ...

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EMPEROR To Add Second New York City Show

With the group's July 14, 2006 gig at New York City's B.B. King's club over half way sold out at press time, Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR will be adding a second New York City show on July 13 at the same venue. According to the group's booking agent, over 500 tickets have been sold ...

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