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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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ZYKLON Members Participate In WINDIR Tribute

ZYKLON's Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), both formerly of EMPEROR, recently participated in a WINDIR tribute along with Cosmocrator (MINDGRINDER) and Invictus (DISIPLIN). They recorded a "brutal" cover version of a WINDIR track in honor of late WINDIR singer Valfar. It will be released on a WINDIR tribute album this fall. In other news, ZYKLON ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Filming First 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), are currently working on a "non-budget" video for the track "Urh-Nazuur" off their upcoming debut album, "World Wide Death", due on ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL CAMP Festival

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are the latest band confirmed for the first installment of the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event set to take place August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. GREEN CARNATION will play the main stage on August 21. The festival is being co-produced ...

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Norway's Black Metal Elite To Pay Tribute To BATHORY Mastermind

A number of well-respected Norwegian black metal musicians will gather to perform a selection of classic BATHORY songs during Norway's Hole In The Sky Festival as a tribute to the group's mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, who passed away earlier this month. So far, the following musicians have been confirmed to take part in this special ...

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Mexico's TRANSMETAL To Release Collection Of Covers

One of Mexico's biggest metal acts, TRANSMETAL, will add to their catalog of over 20 thrash/speed metal albums with a new record comprising entirely of cover versions. The quintet, founded during January of 1987 and centered on the sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, issued their last, James Murphy-produced (TESTAMENT, ...

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THOU SHALT SUFFER, AETERNUS, NOCTURNUS To Receive Reissue Treatment

Beginning on May 4, Candlelight Records will be reissuing numerous out-of-print and previously unavailable releases from Norway's Nocturnal Art Productions and Holland's Karmageddon Media. Among the albums set to receive the reissue treatment are THOU SHALT SUFFER's "Into the Woods of Belial", plus various releases from Norway's AETERNUS, Tampa's NOCTURNUS, Sweden's THYRFING and Ireland's CRUACHAN. ...

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CATHEDRAL: Two-Disc Compilation Due In July

Earache Records will be issuing a two-CD collection of greatest hits and rarities from U.K. doomsters CATHEDRAL on July 27. Titled "The Serpent's Gold", the set will document CATHEDRAL's entire Earache period, with 27 tracks in total, clocking in at over 2 ½ hours. Disc 1 ("The Serpent’s Treasure") contains all of the band's greatest ...

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ZYKLON Focus On Writing New Material

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Soooo... [Drummer] Trym has just completed a month-long US tour with SATYRICON as a replacement for Frost. ZYKLON actually performed one show in north of Norway with Frost while he was away. ...

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MINDGRINDER To Support TESTAMENT In Oslo

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, will be opening for TESTAMENT on June 10 at Rockefeller in Oslo. Also appearing on the bill will be NOCTURNAL BREED. MINDGRINDER issued their debut album, "MindTech", last month through Nocturnal Art Productions. The CD was recorded in December 2002 at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ...

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DISSECTION: First Live Show Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, will be making a return to the live arena when they perform at Klubben in Stockholm on October 30. No further information is currently available. Nödtveidt has spent seven years in prison after being convicted of murdering an Algerian homosexual. A short-lived collaboration with former EMPEROR ...

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DISIPLIN To Enter Studio In August

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have set "Quimbanda" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 though Moonfog Records. The follow-up to the group's 2003 self-titled debut will be recorded in August. DISIPLIN's self-produced debut featured guest appearances by ex-EMPEROR members Bård "Faust" Eithun and Samoth, ...

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ENSLAVED Sign With TABU RECORDINGS

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED have inked a deal with Tabu Recordings. The band will shortly be entering Grieghallen Studios (last two ENSLAVED albums, MAYHEM, EMPEROR) to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Below the Lights", tentatively due later in the year. The production team for the album will consist of the power-trio of Jørgen ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: New Audio Clip 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 38-second audio clip of the track "Legions of Darkness" at this location. "Legions of Darkness" comes ...

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ZYKLON: 'Psyklon Aeon' Video Posted Online

ZYKLON's video for the track "Psyklon Aeon" is available for viewing online at this location (courtesy of Launch). "Psyklon Aeon" comes off the Norwegian group's latest CD, "Aeon", which entered the U.K. indie chart at No. 38 upon its release last September. The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms" was recorded at Akkerhaugen ...

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