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THE AMENTA: 'n0n' Album Details Revealed

Australia's extreme industrial metal collective THE AMENTA has completed work on its latest CD, "n0n", at The Vault Studios in Sydney, Australia with longtime engineer Lachlan Mitchell (NAZXUL). Mastering for the album took place at Studios 301 with Australia's premier mastering engineer Steve Smart. THE AMENTA describes the new album's sound as a fusion of ...

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HEAVEN'S BASEMENT Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

UK's HEAVEN'S BASEMENT has confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 festival, set to take place August 15-17 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, August 15: AKERCOCKE EVILE OPETH PRIMAL FEAR SOULFLY DESTRUCTION HELLOWEEN PRAYING MANTIS SAINT DEAMON TYR Bloodstock Unsigned Stage: ANGER MANAGEMENT NECROSADISTIC GOAT ...

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THE AMENTA Begins Mixing New Album

Australia's extreme industrial metal collective THE AMENTA will enter The Vault Studios in Sydney, Australia this week to mix its latest release, "n0n", with longtime engineer Lachlan Mitchell (NAZXUL). Mastering for the album will take place at Studios 301 with Australia's premier mastering engineer Steve Smart. THE AMENTA describes the new album's sound as a ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

SOULFLY has been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 festival, set to take place August 15-17 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Bloodstock Open Air festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES CLOUDSCAPE COMMUNIC CROWNING GLORY DESTRUCTION DIMMU BORGIR ELUVEITIE EVILE GRAND MAGUS HELLOWEEN ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

UK rock veterans PRAYING MANTIS have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 festival, set to take place August 15-17 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Bloodstock Open Air festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES CLOUDSCAPE COMMUNIC CROWNING GLORY DESTRUCTION DIMMU BORGIR ELUVEITIE ...

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NAPALM DEATH Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 festival, set to take place August 15-17 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. "We are really excited to be a part of the Bloodstock festival this year," NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury told Metal Hammer. "It's happening right in the middle ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'Iron Will' Artwork Revealed

Swedish powerhouse GRAND MAGUS, which features in its ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will release its fourth full-length album, "Iron Will", in Europe on June 9 via Rise Above Records. The CD, which was once again recorded in Stockholm, with Oneman acting as engineer and co-producer, will be issued in the U.S. on ...

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DESTRUCTION Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES CLOUDSCAPE COMMUNIC CROWNING GLORY DESTRUCTION DIMMU BORGIR ELUVEITIE EVILE GRAND ...

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Embracing this Deformity - DETRIMENTUM

When the subject of British metal comes up, my first thoughts are invariably ones concerning blinding insanity, teeth-rattling noisiness, and dangerous levels of psychosis. That's because over the last couple of years I've been reviewing albums by the likes of AKERCOCKE, BIOMECHANICAL, and BURNING SKIES, all acts that fit the aforementioned bill to varying degrees, ...

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AKERCOCKE Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

UK-based black metallers AKERCOCKE have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES CLOUDSCAPE COMMUNIC CROWNING GLORY DIMMU BORGIR ELUVEITIE EVILE GRAND MAGUS ...

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AKERCOCKE To Support SABBAT In London

UK-based black metallers AKERCOCKE will support the reactivated British thrashers SABBAT on June 8 at Scala in London. Opening the show will be Dublin thrash hopefuls GAMA BOMB. As previously reported, AKERCOCKE has scheduled a June 5 performance at The Barfly in Birmingham, England. Support at the gig will come from LEFT TO BLEED and ...

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UK's DAMNATION FESTIVAL Moves To University Of Leeds

Damnation Festival will return to darken Leeds, UK's doorstep on Saturday, November 22, 2008, promising to be the metal event of the year. The festival will move into the stunning three-room venue University Of Leeds, as it continues to expand as the UK's finest independent metal showcase. Following three sold-out festivals, capacity will increase to ...

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AKERCOCKE Schedules Birmingham Concert

Controversial UK dark art practitioners AKERCOCKE have scheduled a June 5 performance at The Barfly in Birmingham, England. Support at the gig will come from LEFT TO BLEED and SCORCHED DEITY. AKERCOCKE's music video for the song "Axiom" can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Erica Herbert of HSI London (NIRVANA, MY CHEMICAL ...

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REQUIEM LAUS Signs With France's 666 PRODUCTION

Portuguese death metallers REQUIEM LAUS have inked a deal with the French label 666 Production. The group's new album, "The Eternal Plague", will be released on April 30. The CD was recorded, mastered and mixed at Studio Underground in Sweden with Pelle Saether (SKYFIRE, DIABOLICAL, CARNAL FORGE, FLESHCRAWL). The lyrics for the album were penned ...

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REQUIEM LAUS: New Album Samples Available

Portuguese death metallers REQUIEM LAUS have posted a couple of songs from their upcoming album, "The Eternal Plague", on their MySpace page. The CD was recorded, mastered and mixed at Studio Underground in Sweden with Pelle Saether (SKYFIRE, DIABOLICAL, CARNAL FORGE, FLESHCRAWL). The lyrics for the álbum were penned by Portuguese writer Jorge ...

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AKERCOCKE Frontman To Guest On 'The Powersurge'

AKERCOCKE frontman Jason Mendonca will take part in a live interview this Saturday (December 15) on KBeach.org's "The Powersurge". "The Powersurge", hosted by Eric Bryan of thrash band NECROSCOPE and "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey", broadcasts from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. every Saturday. Requests from the entire AKERCOCKE discography, questions for Jason, and any other points ...

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THE AMENTA Putting Finishing Touches On 'n0n'

Fresh from a successful Australian tour with THE BERZERKER and AKERCOCKE, THE AMENTA is very close to completing "n0n", the full-length follow up to 2004's critically acclaimed "Occasus" (recently re-released with a bonus DVD and limited slipcase) . All drums, bass and over 100 tracks of effects have been laid down, with only vocals remaining. ...

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AKERCOCKE, TED MAUL To Play Show For Late DECAPITATED Drummer

Controversial U.K. dark art practitioners AKERCOCKE will team up with TED MAUL for a tribute/benefit show dedicated to late DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka on December 10 at the Camden Underworld, England. AKERCOCKE frontman Jason Mendonca was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Download the eight-minute interview ...

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THE BERZERKER Seeking Touring Guitarist

THE BERZERKER's Luke Kenny has issued the following update: "Unfortunately, the guitarist I was working with in Brisbane didn't work out. So there is now a position available for a long-term/full-time touring guitarist. But please, before you even contact me about this, the reason I am looking for new people is very simple: * My ...

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'Metal: A Headbanger's Companion II' Due In September

Earache Records' sequel to this year's "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion" is due to be released next month. With a fresh collection of over 100 blistering Earache tracks spread over six CDs, all for the price of one CD, "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion II", housed in a sturdy box, gives value for money and hours of ...

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AKERCOCKE Announces Australian Tour With THE BERZERKER

U.K. death-metal gentlemen AKERCOCKE have announced a headline Australian tour with support from Australia's own musical mastermind THE BERZERKER. The tour will take place in October and looks set to be an unmissable collaboration of death-metal annihilation and experimental extreme metal for fans Down Under. The full list of dates is as follows: Oct. 19 ...

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AKERCOCKE To Guest On BRUCE DICKINSON's Radio Show This Friday

Controversial U.K. dark art practitioners AKERCOCKE will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, July 13 (postponed from the originally announced July 6) during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. ...

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THE BERZERKER, THE AMENTA, AKERCOCKE To Team Up For Australian Tour

THE BERZERKER (UK/Australia), THE AMENTA (Australia), AKERCOCKE (UK) and FLESHGORE (Ukraine) will team up for Australia's Festival Of The Dead '07 tour in October. Originally established as a Sydney Metal Festival, Festival of the Dead has quickly grown to become "Australia's most extreme touring metal festival," according to a press release. For more information, including ...

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AKERCOCKE To Film 10-Year-Anniversary Concert For Live DVD/CD

Controversial U.K. dark art practitioners AKERCOCKE have announced a special show at the Underworld in London on August 4. This will be the band's much-discussed and previously postponed 10-year-anniversary concert. Commented the group: "We've decided finally to go ahead and mark the 10th year of the band's existance with a unique show that will feature ...

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Free EARACHE Summer Sampler In New Issue Of DECIBEL

Earache Records is giving away a free "Summer Sampler 2007" CD with every copy of the August 2007 issue of Decibel magazine. Raise hell with these 11 tracks from Earache's latest and upcoming summer releases: MUNICIPAL WASTE - "The Art of Partying" SSS - "The Beast" BRING ME THE HORIZON - "Black and Blue" AKERCOCKE ...

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AKERCOCKE: 'Axiom' Video Posted Online

AKERCOCKE's music video for the song "Axiom" can now be found on YouTube. The clip was directed by Erica Herbert of HSI London (NIRVANA, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE). Her surrealist vision is the perfect compliment to AKERCOCKE's brutally beautiful sound. Deemed "a unique and beautiful visual outing" by frontman Jason Mendonca, "Axiom" leaves the ...

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