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Former EMPEROR Drummer Rejects Reports That He Has Joined HELVETE

Former EMPEROR and current SCUM drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun has issued a statement refuting published reports that he has joined HELVETE, the new band formed by General K (DISIPLIN), Hellcommander Nattefrost (CARPATHIAN FOREST) and Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE). "I talked briefly with the guys about it, but before anything were settled down 100% it was already ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support RICHIE SCARLET In California

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be supporting RICHIE SCARLET on four Northern California dates beginning on October 27 at The Pound SF in San Francisco. Richie Scarlet is known affectionately as "The Emperor of Rock" and has played with FREHLEY'S COMET (feturing original ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Swedish Gig Postponed

The GOD AMONG INSECTS gig originally scheduled to take place on Friday, October 1 in Västerås, Sweden has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as it becomes available. 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) ...

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CANCER Announce New Lead Guitarist

Reunited U.K. death metallers CANCER have announced the addition of lead guitarist Dave Leitch (PULVERISED) to the group's ranks. "We look forward to recording the new album with him and touring in 2005, our first show being at Camden Underworld at easter," the band write on their web site. CANCER drummer Carl Stokes and guitarist/vocalist ...

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GREEN CARNATION Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have parted ways with drummer Anders Kobro. A replacement has been found in the shape of Tommy Jackson, a longtime fan and friend of the band. "Anders is a metal drummer and most of all, an extreme metal drummer," Tchort said ...

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MINDGRINDER To Enter Studio In November

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, will enter Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR) in Norway in November to record their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 via Nocturnal Art Productions. MINDGRINDER issued their debut album, "MindTech", in April through Nocturnal Art Productions. The CD was recorded in December 2002 ...

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ZYKLON Begin Writing New Material

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), have re-signed with Candlelight Records for the release of their third album. The group are currently writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Aeon", tentatively due next year. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort include "Vulture", "Vile Ritual", "Scum" ...

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Former CANCER Guitarist Explains His Departure

Former CANCER guitarist Rob Engvikson has commented on his decision to leave the group following the completion of their recent European tour. Writing to the web site of his long-running ASATRU project, Rob said, "Myself and CANCER have indeed gone our seperate ways. I wish John [Walker, CANCER guitarist/vocalist] and Carl [Stokes, CANCER drummer] all ...

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CANCER Part Ways With Guitarist

Reunited U.K. death metallers CANCER have parted ways with guitarist Rob Engvikson following the completion of their recent European tour dates. "This was a totally amicable decision by both parties," reads a posting on the group's web site. Commented CANCER drummer Carl Stokes: "There is no malice between the band and Rob, and we wish ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: 'Uhr-Nazuur' 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 the video for their track "Uhr-Nazuur" at this location. "Just remember it's nothing special really as we ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Announce Swedish Gig

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 web site: "We are now scheduled to play at Village in Västerås, Sweden at ...

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World Wide Death - GOD AMONG INSECTS

There's a thin line between paying intuitive homage to the classic sounds of yesteryear and churning out a load of old dross way past its sell-by date. GOD AMONG INSECTS have most certainly landed in the latter camp with an unceremonious thump, and could do well to remember that you can smother everything as much ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Album Release Party Filmed For Possible New Video

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 official web site: "The [CD] release party went all fine and we thank MYRKSKOG ...

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DISSECTION Name New Single

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, have set "Maha Kali" as the title of their upcoming single. "Maha Kali", described by the band as "a hymn to the wrathful black hindu goddess of Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of cosmos, Jai Maha Kali," will initially only be available directly from DISSECTION via their ...

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ENSLAVED Name New Album, Set Release Date

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED have set a November 8 release date through Tabu Recordings for their new album, "ISA". The follow-up to last year's "Below the Lights" is being recorded at Grieghallen Studios (last two ENSLAVED albums, MAYHEM, EMPEROR) with the production power-trio of Jørgen "Sir Duperman" Træen, Eirik "Pytten" Hundvin and ENSLAVED. Mixing ...

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DISSECTION: Stockholm Show Gets Upgraded

Due to overwhelming demand, reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION's much-anticipated comeback show in Stockholm has been moved from Klubben to Lilla Arenan, according to the band's booking agency, Skrikhult. The gig, which is scheduled to take place on October 30, will also include a performance by DEATHSTARS, the Swedish band featuring former DISSECTION drummer Ole ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Record Release Party Detailed

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), will be supported by Norway's MYRKSKOG at their record-release party on Saturday, September 4 at : Kelly's in Örebro, Sweden. MYRKSKOG's ...

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LOST AT LAST: Former IMMORTAL Drummer's Old Band Makes EP Available Online

LOST AT LAST, the former band of HYPOCRISY/ex-IMMORTAL drummer Horgh, has made their 1994 "Bath EP" available for download at several locations online, including Apple's iTunes, Napster and Viztas.com. In addition, the EP is also available for purchase from CDBaby.com. Also available is the group's 1998 album "come.to/lostatlast", produced by Jørgen Træen (EMPEROR, ...

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EMPEROR Reissues To Include Bonus Material

Candlelight Records has set October 19 and November 2 as the reissue dates for EMPEROR's four genre-defining albums. "Wrath of the Tyrants", "In the Nightside Eclipse", "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk", and "IX Equilibrum", all currently out of print in the U.S., have been reworked with additional bonus footage and material unavailable on both ...

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DISSECTION Begin Recording New Album

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, are currently in the studio with a full line-up, working on their first studio recording since 1995's classic album "Storm Of The Light's Bane". The first single and video is scheduled for release in September 2004. As previously reported, Nödtveidt spent seven years in prison after ...

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CANCER Begin Writing Material For Full-Length Album

CANCER guitarist/vocalist John Walker and drummer Carl Stokes will spend the next few months writing material for a new full-length album, tentatively due in 2005 through Copro Records. In the meantime, guitarist Rob Engvikson will re-launch his ASATRU project, which is tentatively scheduled to release a full-length album of its own early next year. CANCER ...

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DISSECTION To Tour UK And Ireland In December

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, will be touring U.K. and Ireland in December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 14 – London, UK - Scala, entry £12 adv Dec. 15 - Nottingham, UK - TBA Dec. 16 - Dublin, IRE - TBA Dec. 17 - Belfast, IRE - TBA Dec. 19 ...

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