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CANCER: New Album Details Revealed

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have completed work on their new studio album, "Spirit In Flames", due on June 20 via Copro Records. The group's first full-length studio album (fifth overall) since 1995's "Black Faith" was recorded over a three-week period at Philia studios in Henley on Thames, England and is said to be "a ...

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Fans' Tribute To CELTIC FROST Posted Online

CELTIC FROST's official web site has created a separate page for the fans' musical tribute to the Swiss avant-garde metal outfit. Currently available for download on the site are the following tracks: "Dethroned Emperor" - MANNAZ "Pandemonium Phallic Tantrum" - AMARNA SKY "Isolation Blooms" - PAUL IS DEAD "The Usurper" - HEADDIRT "Eternal ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Putting Finishing Touches On Material For New Album

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 official web site: "We are currently working on the last tracks for the next ...

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CANCER To Enter Studio This Weekend

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER will enter Philia studios in Henley on Thames, England on March 20 to begin recording their new album, entitled "Spirit In Flames". The group's first full-length studio album (fifth overall) since "Black Faith" in 1995 is tentatively scheduled for a June release via Copro Records. According to a posting on ...

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ABORYM Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Italian black metallers ABORYM, now featuring former EMPEROR and current SCUM drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun, have inked a two-album deal with Season of Mist. After comparing several offers from European and American labels, the band decided to sign with Season of Mist, in their opinion the best "quality black metal" label. ABORYM will record their ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer FAUST Joins ABORYM

Former EMPEROR and current SCUM drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun has officially joined Italy's ABORYM as a a full-time member. "I am gonna go to Rome at the end of April to record the fourth album of these cyber black metallers," Faust said in a statement. "I am very excited to hear the result since this ...

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Isa - ENSLAVED

Haunting, swirling, minimalist and somehow progressive at the same time, ENSLAVED have thrived since the original second wave of Norwegian black metal by following their own meandering muse. Even as far back as their "Hordane's Land" split with EMPEROR, they favored long songs, trance-inducing ambient repetitiveness, and a more grandiose vision than their more barbaric ...

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MINDGRINDER Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator (on bass/vocals), have parted ways with drummer Dan. "His leaving has a mutual understanding within the band and is from the given circumstances the best solution for MINDGRINDER," reads a posting on the group's web site. "At the same time we are proud to ...

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ZYKLON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA ...

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CANDLELIGHT And REGAIN RECORDS Confirm Agreement For The Americas

Candlelight Records has announced a North American agreement with Sweden's Regain Records. The new partnership will see the marketing and distribution of all new and reissued catalog titles through Candlelight's growing stateside operation. The first scheduled release will be the new album from Sweden's MARDUK. The album, titled "Plague Angel", will see its awaited stateside ...

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Armageddon's Evolution - CRIONICS

It's getting to the point where I almost expect an album from a Polish extreme metal band to be of the utmost quality. The list is a long one: VADER, DECAPITATED, YATTERING, HATE, ESQARIAL, SPINAL CORD, SCEPTIC, BEHEMOTH, LOST SOUL, and the subject of this review, CRIONICS. "Armageddon's Evolution" is yet another outstanding release from ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Complete Seven Songs For New Album

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 completed work on seven tracks for their sophomore album. "Only three more tunes to compose and then we will talk ...

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Altered Genesis - BLOOD RED THRONE

It's one thing for a guy like Tchort (ex-EMPEROR, GREEN CARNATION, CARPATHIAN FOREST) to be involved in so many different extreme music projects, it's quite another for every one of them to be quality acts. Such is the case with the man's rabid American-style (read: Floridian) death metal band, BLOOD RED THRONE. "Affiliated with the ...

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CRIONICS: U.S. Release Date Set For 'Armageddons Evolution'

Candlelight Records has set a March 8 U.S. release date for "Armageddons Evolution", the new album from Poland's CRIONICS. It is the second widely distributed full-length recording from the death/black metal band. With recording duties split between Cracow Lynx and Hertz Studios (DECAPITATED), tracks for "Armageddons Evolution" were laid down during the summer of 2004. ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Headed For A 'Faster Approach'

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 message on their web site: "Well, things took quite an interesting turn last night... While ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Begin Writing New Material

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 message on their web site: "Not too much to report at the moment but we ...

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MINDGRINDER Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator (on bass/vocals), have completed work on their sophomore album, "Riot Detonator", at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR), tentatively due this spring via Nocturnal Art Productions. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Rebellion", "Concept of Honesty", "Obligation to Prevail" and "Warhead". A ...

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ENSLAVED: 'ISA' Video Posted Onlne

ENSLAVED's video for the title track from their new CD, "ISA", has been made available for download at DigitalMetal.com (Windows Media, 61.3 MB). The video was directed by Asle Birkeland and "it really represents something new and exciting," the Norwegian extreme metallers write on their web site. "We're really happy!" The follow-up to ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Future Plans Revealed

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 message on their web site: "We have some shows lined up for the next year, ...

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ENSLAVED, VREID: European Tour Dates Announced

ENSLAVED and VREID will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in early February. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 09 - Loppen – Copenhagen, DEN Feb. 10 - Rosenkeller – Jena, GER Feb. 11 - Lokschuppen - Rosenheim, GER Feb. 12 - Tor 3 - Osnabrück, GER Feb. 13 - Headbangers ...

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MOKOMA's Latest CD Named INFERNO Magazine's 'Album Of The Year'

Finnish thrash/metal act MOKOMA's latest album, "Tämän Maailman Ruhtinaan Hovi" ("The Court of This World's Emperor), has been named Inferno magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year". The year-end Inferno list was determined via a poll of the magazine's editors and contributing writers. Inferno is Finland's leading metal magazine and is said to be one of ...

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MINDGRINDER Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator (on bass/vocals), have entered Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR) in Norway to record their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 via Nocturnal Art Productions. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Rebellion", "Concept of Honesty", "Obligation to Prevail" and "Warhead". Commented ...

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IMPERIUM: 'Forgotten' Black Metal Jewel To Receive Vinyl Release

Lyderhorn Records will soon be releasing a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl EP from IMPERIUM, the Norwegian black metal band that consisted of members of GEHENNA, DISMAL EUPHONY, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and EMPEROR. The EP was reportedly recorded in 1996 and hasn't been available until now. Described as "fast, raw, and epic with a sound not unlike ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: New Live Video Posted Online

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 uploaded a live video of the track "Chainsawed Christians", recorded during the band's gig in Östersund, Sweden on October 23, ...

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ENSLAVED Film Promotional Video For 'ISA'

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED have shot a video for the title track of their upcoming CD, "ISA", due in Europe on November 8 via Tabu Recordings (February 7 in the U.S.). The video was directed by Asle Birkeland and "it really represents something new and exciting," the band write on their web site. "We're really ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Live Video Clip Posted Online

A 40-second GOD AMONG INSECTS live video clip, recorded during the band's gig in Östersund, Sweden on October 23, has been posted online at this location (21.5 MB). GOD AMONG INSECTS is the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT ...

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