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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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BOLT THROWER, BLOODTHORN Added To Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL

BOLT THROWER and BLOODTHORN have reportedly been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Inferno Festival, set to take place April 13-15 at the Rockefeller Music Hall and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are the reunited black metal legends EMPEROR, MARDUK and 26 other bands that have ...

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Black Wings of Destiny - DRAGONLORD

With TESTAMENT plagued by periods of frustrating dormancy, founding guitarist Eric Peterson resurrects his DRAGONLORD black metal side project, last seen on record racks with a respectable debut ("Rapture") in 2001. It's surprising that "Black Wings of Destiny" has been such a relatively low-profile release so far, given the band's supergroup status — Peterson is ...

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EMPEROR Frontman Working On 'Very Angry' Solo Album

After Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR split up in 2001, frontman Ihsahn's main focus has been on his more experimental band, PECCATUM, and he also started his own label, Mnemosyne Productions, in 2003. "Mnemosyne Productions is not just a label," Ihsahn explained to Terrorizer magazine, "it's also a production company, it's a base ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For METALBÅTEN Metal Cruise

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalbåten festival, set to take place March 23-24, 2006 on Silja Line. Other bands confirmed to appear at the festival include RAGE, FREEDOM CALL, DISMEMBER and HELLFUELED. Silja Line is the leading passenger shipping company on the Baltic Sea with daily ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI To Record Full-Length Debut in December

BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), are currently spending their time writing and rehearsing new material for their next studio assault. "The new stuff is brutal beyond belief and true fans of quality thrash metal won't be disappointed," the band write in a ...

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ABORYM: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new ABORYM track, entitled "A Dog-Eat-Dog World", has been made available for download at this location. The track comes off the Italian black metallers' fourth album, "Generator", due on February 20, 2006 via Season of Mist. According to a press release, "'Generator' holds the spirit of dark and unparalleled black metal bound ...

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EMPEROR: Tickets Go On Sale For Los Angeles Show

Tickets will go on sale at 10am EST today, November 23 for EMPEROR's recently announced Los Angeles show at Key Club, located at 9029 W. Sunset Blvd. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com or call Key Club's box office (open 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. PST daily) at 310-274-5800. Tickets for EMPEROR's July 14, 2006 New ...

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