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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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EMPEROR: Tickets For New York City Show Now On Sale

According to a Candlelight Records press release, tickets have officailly gone on sale for EMPEROR's recently announced July 14, 2006 New York City show at B.B. King's Blues Club, located at 237 West 42nd Street. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com or call B.B. King's at 212-997-4144. EMPEROR wil also perform at the Key Club in ...

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EMPEROR: New York, Los Angeles Dates Announced

Reunited Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR have announced the following U.S. dates in July 2006: Jul. 14 - BB Kings Blues Club - New York, NY Jul. 16 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA As previously reported, EMPEROR reunited after four years to play a surprise three-song set at Scream's 15-year anniversary party at ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Swedish Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have lined up the following dates in their homecountry during February: Feb. 24 - Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Feb. 25 - Malmö, SWE – KB Feb. 26 - Göteborg, SWE – Kåren As previously reportd, DARK FUNERAL's new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", entered the Swedish national chart at position No. ...

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ZYKLON Begin Recording New Album

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), have begun recording their third album, tentatively titled "Disintegrate". The album is being recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway with time already set at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden for the album's mix in early February. The band have confirmed nine song titles ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: 'If New Album Cover Doesn't Get Banned, Something Is Wrong'

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 update on their sophomore album, "Zombienomicon", tentatively due in early 2006 via Threeman Recordings. "Not much to ...

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KEEP OF KALESSIN Set Release Date For New Album

Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN, featuring Obsidian C. (a.k.a. Arnt Grønbech, also a touring guitarist for SATYRICON) on guitars/bass/synth, have set a March 27, 2006 release date for their new album, entitled "Armada". "KEEP OF KALESSIN has currently picked up working on the album and will finish it by 1st December," the band write ...

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DARK FUNERAL Working With DRAGON PRODUCTIONS

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have decided to let Dragon Productions handle all of our bookings in Europe. This means that they will also be in charge of booking our upcoming tour throughout Europe as well as any and all future European shows/tours. "Dragon ...

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AMEN Frontman: Convicted Murderer FAUST Is 'The Nicest Man'

In a recent interview with Britain's Rock Sound magazine, AMEN frontman Casey Chaos spoke about his SCUM project, which also features in its ranks Samoth (ZYKLON, EMPEROR), Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust) (ex-EMPEROR), Happy Tom (TURBONEGRO), and Cosmocrator (MINDGRINDER). Asked if he ever addressed Faust's past with him (the drummer was jailed in 1994 for ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK Festival

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock festival, set to pake place November 12 in Malaga, Spain. During this festival appearance, the band will, for the first time ever, perform some of their new songs from their upcoming album, "Attera Totus Sanctus". In other news, DARK FUNERAL will contribute a ...

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What to do at Time of Accident… - HESTON RIFLE

Throw open the gates to your fragile psyche and let the daring instrumental bliss of New York's HESTON RIFE wreak havoc. I had doubted the entertainment value of instrumental rock albums in the past (even after PELICAN taught me a lesson), only to take the plunge and discover the many treasures contained therein. And I ...

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DARK FUNERAL Seek New Booking Agency, Management

According to a posting on the official web site of the Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, the band are currently looking for a new booking agency and a professional management. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] As previously reported, the limited digipack version of DARK FUNERAL's new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", has been ...

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ZYKLON To Record New Album In November; Live DVD Due In Early 2006

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are scheduled to start recording their third album, tentatively titled "Disintegrate", at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway in November. The mixing will take place at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden early next year. The album is set for worldwide release through Candlelight Records early ...

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EMPEROR: Brand-New Live Photos Posted Online!

Several photos of EMPEROR's surprise performance at Scream's 15-year anniversary party at Oslo, Norway's Rockefeller Friday night (Sept. 30) have been posted online at this location (all photos were taken by EMPEROR guitarist Samoth's wife Erin). As previously reported, EMPEROR reunited after four years to play a surprise three-song set at Scream's anniversary ...

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Legendary Black Metallers EMPEROR Talk About Decision To Reunite

Black metal legends EMPEROR reunited after four years to play a surprise three-song set for Norwegian metal magazine Scream's 15-year anniversary which took place at Oslo's Rockefeller Friday night (Sept. 30). Norwegian metal radio show "Tinitus" was at the venue to witness the historical moment. In exclusive interview conducted in English with the radio show ...

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Update: EMPEROR To Headline Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

In addition to headlining the 2006 edition of Norway's Inferno Festival, influential Norwegian extreme metal outfit EMPEROR will perform at next year's Wacken Open Air, set to take place August 3-5, 2006 in Wacken, Germany. Other bands confirmed for the three-day event include CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOILWORK, SUBWAY TO SALLY, IN EXTREMO and DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Digipack Version Of New Album Delayed Until January

The limited digipack version of DARK FUNERAL's new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", has been delayed until January 2006 "due to a complicated manufacturing process." The regular edition of the album will still be released in Europe on October 24 via Regain Records. The CD will arrive in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records ...

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ABORYM Announce New Album Title, Track Listing

Italian black metallers ABORYM, now featuring former EMPEROR and current SCUM drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun, have set "Generator" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Season of Mist. According to a press release, "'Generator' holds the spirit of dark and unparalleled black metal bound together with ...

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