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ECLIPSE ETERNAL In Writing Mode

Frontman Voldamares of the Canadian epic black metal band ECLIPSE ETERNAL has issued the following update: "ECLIPSE ETERNAL is currently in writing mode. We have five songs written and are working on another two. Current songtitles are: 'Deathbound', 'The Essence Of Hopelessness', 'Ancient Voices On The Wind', 'Death Obsession' and 'Ode To A Time Long ...

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MARYLAND DEATHFEST Photos Available

Return to the Pit has uploaded several hundred photos from this year's Maryland Deathfest, which was held May 22-24 at the Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland. Included in the batch are pictures from the following artists: May 22, 2009 (photos): ASPHYX (187 pics) CATTLE DECAPITATION (202 pics) CEPHALIC CARNAGE (201 pics) GNOSTIC (91 pics) ...

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GLORIOR BELLI Pulls Out Of ABSU Tour

Paris, France-based black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have cancelled their participation in the previously announced "CIII" tour with U.S. black metal legends ABSU, Austin-based AVERSE SEFIRA and Los Angeles-based SOTHIS. According to a statement released by GLORIOR BELLI, the band "couldn't acquire the appropriate papers" in time for the tour and therefore had "no other choice ...

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SKELETONWITCH Interviewed On 'Uranium'; Clip Available

"Uranium", which is exclusively available on Fuse On Demand, sat down recently with Midwestern metal warriors SKELETONWITCH to talk about their last album, "Beyond The Permafrost", what they listen to on the road and more. The full interview is available all May long only on Fuse on Demand. Watch a clip of the episode below. ...

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SKELETONWITCH Taps Producer JACK ENDINO For New Album

Midwestern metal warriors SKELETONWITCH, who are currently on tour with AMON AMARTH, will begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album on June 14 with producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST). The CD will be tracked in Seattle at both Studio Litho (owned by PEARL JAM guitarist Stone Gossard) and Endino's own Soundhouse Recording. ...

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WITHERING SOUL Cancels Show Due To Injury

Chicago-based paranormal black metal band WITHERING SOUL has canceled its previously announced May 2 concert in Mount Prospect, Illinois due to an injury suffered by the group's drummer Marek. According to the band, "Marek's injuries are only minor and he will return to his drum kit shortly." WITHERING SOUL adds: "This is the first show ...

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ABSU's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST XII Performance Pushed Back A Day

Proscriptor McGovern from the Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has issued the following statement: "We regret to announce that due to a massive flight cancellation from Madrid to Porto, our performance originally scheduled for Friday, May 1 at the SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII has been rescheduled for the following night — Saturday, May 2. ...

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EXMORTUS: Fair Oaks Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage of Los Angeles-based neo-classical death purveyors EXMORTUS performing on April 20, 2009 at Java Cafe/420 Fest in Fair Oaks, California. Also on the bill were WITCHAVEN, BONDED BY BLOOD, SAVAGE MACHINE, STONEHEAD and OF ASHES. EXMORTUS's debut album, "In Hatred's Flame", was released last July via Heavy ...

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Absu - ABSU

Had ABSU drummer/vocalist/lyricist/driving-force Sir Proscriptor McGovern tried to pick up where the earlier incarnation of the band left off with 2001's "Tara", this self-titled resurrection would more than likely been one of the biggest letdowns of the year. Without the blackened thrash riffery of guitarist Shaftiel, which helped make "Tara" such a relentlessly punishing endeavor, ...

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Trailer For RUNNING WILD Tribute Album Available

A one-and-a-half-minute trailer for "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild" — the upcoming tribute to German metal legends RUNNING WILD which will contain cover versions of songs exclusively from the albums "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005) — can be viewed below. Tentatively due in the fall ...

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MOTORJESUS Added To RUNNING WILD Tribute Album

German metal/rock act MOTORJESUS has been confirmed "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild", the upcoming tribute to German metal legends RUNNING WILD which will contain cover versions of songs exclusively from the albums "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005). Tentatively due in the fall as a limited-edition ...

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GLORIOR BELLI Seeks New Drummer

Paris, France-based black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have issued the following update: "Mortaeus [drums] will cover the U.S. tour with GLORIOR BELLI [along with ABSU, AVERSE SEFIRA and SOTHIS] in June, but we're still looking for a new permanent drummer anyway... Especially for European dates and the next album(s). We're based in Paris, France but as ...

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ABSU, IMMOLATION, DEADHEAD, HOUWITSER Confirmed For Holland's STONEHENGE Festival

ABSU, IMMOLATION, DEAD HEAD and HOUWITSER have been confirmed for the Stonehenge "underground metal festival," set to take place Saturday, July 25 at De Buze in Steenwijk, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABSU IMMOLATION NOX DEADCELL HANZEL UND GRETYL DEAD HEAD EXPULSION LAETHORA EREBUS HOUWITSER KOUWE MAKKERS VICTIMIZER For more ...

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RUNNING WILD: 'ReUnation' Tribute Album Artwork Revealed

The upcoming tribute to German metal legends RUNNING WILD — which will contain cover versions of songs exclusively from the albums "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005) — will be titled "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild" and is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall. The ...

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RUNNING WILD: Title Of New Tribute Album Revealed

The upcoming tribute to German metal legends RUNNING WILD — which will contain cover versions of songs exclusively from the albums "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005) — will be titled "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild" and is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall. The ...

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RESISTANCE Confimed For Texas' THUNDER OF GODS Festival

Los Angeles metallers RESISTANCE have been confirmed for the Thunder Of Gods open-air festival, set to take place May 7-10, 2009 on the RP Campgrounds in Dripping Springs, Texas. The following groups are scheduled to appear, among many others: ABSU BLOODSOAKED BOZO PORNO CIRCUS CADAVERIA (Italy) CAUSTIC HELSTAR IGNITOR IMPALER MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL ...

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AKERCOCKE, ABSU, ORIGIN Confirmed For Portugal's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST XII

AKERCOCKE, ABSU and ORIGIN have been confirmed for the SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII, set to take place April 30 – May 2, 2009 in Barroselas, Portugal. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: THE HAUNTED (Sweden) ABSU (USA) ORIGIN (USA) ESOTERIC (UK) AKERCOCKE (UK) URGEHAL (Norway) DORNENREICH (Austria) UNMERCIFUL (USA) MACHETAZO (Spain) MOURNFUL CONGREGATION ...

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RUNNING WILD: New Tribute Album In The Works

Jens Pohl, the webmaster for German metal legends RUNNING WILD, has issued the following update: "It's been already almost four years since 'The Revivalry - A Tribute To Running Wild' hit the light. Soon after that, its success began to grow progressively and it significantly led to the idea that a tribute album brought to ...

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PRIMORDIAL, THYRFING Confirmed For Austria's KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Festival

PRIMORDIAL and THYRFING have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Kaltenbach Open Air festival, set to take place July 16-18, 2009 in Spital am Semmering, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH DARK TRANQUILLITY EINHERJER DYING FETUS PRIMORDIAL BELPHEGOR THYRFING ROTTEN SOUND ABSU DARK FORTRESS EVOCATION VOMITORY LIVIDITY HACKNEYED ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM Confirmed For Germany's FESTUNG OPEN AIR

NACHTMYSTIUM, BLACK FLAME and VORKREIST have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Festung Open Air festival, set to take place May 30-31, 2009 in Bitterfeld, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AURA NOIR (N) ABSU (US) BLACK FLAME (I) BÖMBERS (N) DEAD TO THIS WORLD (N) DESTRÖYER 666 (AUS) FORGOTTEN ...

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ABSU: New Song Posted Online

Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has posted a new song, Girra's Temple, on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new self-titled album, due on February 24 via Candlelight Records. The CD was more or less engineered by the band, mixed by none other than J.T. Longoria at Nomad ...

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AURA NOIR, SIGH Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

AURA NOIR and SIGH have been confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place from May 22-24 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is as follows: ABSCESS (California) ABSU (Texas) AGENDA OF SWINE (California) ANTIGAMA (Poland) ASPHYX (Netherlands) ATHEIST (Florida) AURA NOIR (Norway) BIRDFLESH (Sweden) BOLT THROWER (England) ...

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