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ENSLAVED Members Discuss Upcoming Tour

Progressive/psychedelic Norwegian black metal band ENSLAVED will soon be returning to the western hemisphere as direct support for fellow countrymen DIMMU BORGIR. The 32-date "Darkness Reborn World Tour" across the U.S. and Canada launches on Friday, November 5 in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The tour also includes ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Quality Gothenburg Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 12, 2010 headlining performance at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden can be viewed below. Owens is being backed by the following musicians during his current European tour: * Andy Boss (PAUL DI'ANNO, ABSOLUTE STEEL) - Guitar * Jon Vegard ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Solo Backing Band Confirmed

Powerhouse vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) has confirmed the musicians that will be backing him on his upcoming European tour. They are as follows: * Andy Boss (PAUL DI'ANNO, ABSOLUTE STEEL) - Guitar * Jon Vegard (PAUL DI'ANNO) - Guitar * Are Gogstad (PAUL DI'ANNO, QUEENSTREET, ABSOLUTE STEEL) ...

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ENSLAVED Announces Fan Video Contest

Norway's renowned progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED have launched a worldwide fan video contest for the track "Ethica Odini", off their new album, "Axioma Ethica Odini". States guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson: "We wanted to do something else for the album video this time around. "The track 'Ethica Odini' opens the album and stood out as the choice ...

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GRAVDAL To Debut New Bass Player At HOLE IN THE SKY

Classically trained musician Christina Sandsengen (pictured below) will make her debut appearance on bass for Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL at this year's Hits For Kidz event at Bergen, Norway's Hole in the Sky festival on August 28. With a Bachelor's Degree in classical guitar from the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Conservatorio "Manuell Castillo" ...

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UNEARTH Drummer To Release TANGENTS Debut

Restricted Release, in cooperation with Angle Side Side, has set an October 26 North American release date for "One Little Light Year", the debut album from New England-based TANGENTS. Recorded and mixed at Stillwork Recording Studio in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the CD was produced by the band with producer/engineer Benjamin Jon (ALL THAT REMAINS, THE ACACIA ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES: New Album Details Revealed

Dark Essence Records has set an October 4 European release date (September 13 in Norway) for "The Malefactor's Bloody Register", the sophomore album from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES. The follow-up to 2007's "The Dystopia Journals" was recorded at Conclave & Earshot Studios by Bjørnar Nilsen, who is also the band's frontman and was ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Interviewed On 'Good Time Metal Oldies'

On April 14, 2010, Jason Saulnier of the "Good Time Metal Oldies" radio show conducted an interview with powerhouse vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH). You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. "Good Time Metal Oldies" airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. EST on CIFA 104.1 ...

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THE BATALLION: New Album Details Revealed

Dark Essence Records has set a September 27 release date for "Head Up High", the sophomore album from Norwegian metallers THE BATALLION. The follow-up to 2008's "Stronghold Of Men" was recorded at the Conclave and Earshot Studio, the central Bergen studio owned by VULTURE INDUSTRIES' Bjørnar E. Nilsen and ENSLAVED's Herbrand Larssen and Arve Isdal, ...

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ENSLAVED: 'Axioma Ethica Odini' Bonus Tracks Explained

Norwegian psychedelic post-black metal band ENSLAVED will release its new album, "Axioma Ethica Odini", in Europe on September 27 and in North America on September 28. The CD's cover artwork was created by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal, who has painted every ENSLAVED album cover since 2001's "Monumension". "Axioma Ethica Odini" track listing: 01. Ethica ...

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A New Era of Corruption - WHITECHAPEL

I remember reviewing WHITECHAPEL's debut album "The Somatic Defilement" (Siege of Amida/Candlelight) for a revered, but sadly now defunct, print magazine and thinking that the Knoxville boys were really onto something, at least in terms of modern death metal was concerned. Today the term would be "deathcore," even though that incredibly heavy debut was more ...

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ENSLAVED: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian psychedelic post-black metal band ENSLAVED will release its new album, "Axioma Ethica Odini", in Europe on September 27 and in North America on September 28. The CD's cover artwork was created by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal, who has painted every ENSLAVED album cover since 2001's "Monumension". Commented ENSLAVED bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson: “On every ...

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ENSLAVED: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Norwegian psychedelic post-black metal band ENSLAVED has set "Axioma Ethica Odini" as the title of its new album, due in Europe on September 27 and in North America on September 28. ENSLAVED's eleventh studio album was recorded at three different studios in Bergen, Norway: 1) Duper; 2) Earshot (belonging to ENSLAVED members Herbrand Larsen [keyboardist/backing ...

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ENSLAVED: New Album Title, Release Date To Be Revealed Tomorrow

Norwegian psychedelic post-black metal band ENSLAVED will reveal the title and release date of its new album on the group's MySpace page on Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 CET. ENSLAVED's eleventh studio album was recorded at three different studios in Bergen, Norway: 1) Duper; 2) Earshot (belonging to ENSLAVED members Herbrand Larsen [keyboardist/backing vocalist] and ...

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ENSLAVED: New Video Interview

Imhotep's Paul Kearns recently conducted an interview with guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive/experimental metallers ENSLAVED. Watch the chat below. ENSLAVED will embark on the "Circling Above and Within Tour" of Europe in October. ENSLAVED recently recorded its new CD at Duper, Earshot (keyboardist Herbrand Larsen and lead guitarist Ice Dale's facility) and Peersonal Sound ...

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OV HELL: 'The Underworld Regime' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Underworld Regime", the debut album from OV HELL — the new black metal project featuring DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath and ex-GORGOROTH bassist King — sold around 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 75 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs Solo In Budapest; Video Footage Available

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) played a solo show on March 5, 2010 at Crazy Mama Club in Budapest, Hungary. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance, during which Owens was backed by various Hungarian metal musicians (including members of the technical death metal band KEEPER OF ...

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GRAVDAL: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL will release their second full-length album, "Torturmantra", in the spring via Unexploded Records. The nine-track follow-up to 2008's "Sadist" features artwork by Norwegian artist Robert Høyem, who has previously worked with such bands as SLAGMAUR and GALAR. "Torturmantra" track listing: 01. Hydrestund I Helvete 02. Slave 03. Eg E Ditt Helvete ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: European Solo Tour Announced

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) has scheduled the following European solo tour dates: Sep. 08 - [to be announced] - Larvik, Norway Sep. 09 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway Sep. 10 - Byscenen - Haugesund, Norway Sep. 11 - Folkets Hus - Ålvik, Norway Sep. ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Schedules Another Free Acoustic Show

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens's (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will play another free unplugged/acoustic show on Friday, March 26 starting around 9:30 p.m. at The Tap House in Akron, Ohio. He says, "To make it a special night, we are flying in my friend Don Jamieson from 'That Metal Show' ...

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Filipino Antichrist - DEIPHAGO

Hands down the most primal fucking release I've encountered in ages, DEIPHAGO's "Filipino Antichrist" ignores silly shit like melody, production and structure and instead attempts to violently behead those brave enough to listen to its eleven bestial tracks. Aside from the sampled intro and outro tracks, "Filipino Antichrist" is relentless in its assault. Chaos reigns ...

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