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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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PECCATUM Set Release Date For 'Lost In Reverie'

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, will release their new album, "Lost In Reverie", in Europe on April 19 through Mnemosyne Productions/Voices Music and Entertainment. A North American release through The End Records will follow on May 25. The follow-up to 2001's "Amor Fati" was recorded and mixed ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Debut Album Details 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) will enter Abyss Studios on Saturday, March 20 with engineer Tommy Tägtgren to begin recording their debut album, "World Wide Death", ...

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GREEN CARNATION: European Dates Announced

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: May 06 – Dublin, IRE @ TBA (acoustic show) May 08 – Dublin, IRE @ TBA May 09 – Belfast, IRE @ TBA May 29 – Leipzig, GER @ Wave ...

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CANDLELIGHT Signs North American Licensing Deal With TABU RECORDINGS

Candlelight Records has inked a North American licensing deal for all Tabu Recordings titles. The new partnership will see the U.S. and Canadian release of all new and reissued catalog titles from the growing Norwegian record label through Candlelight's stateside operation. The first scheduled release will be the new album from Norway's SUSPERIA. Titled "Unlimited", ...

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ZYKLON Announce Headlining Show In London

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), have announced a headlining show in London on March 6 at The Underworld. The band have just embarked on their European tour with ARCH ENEMY and STAMPIN' GROUND. The dates, scheduled to begin Tuesday (Feb. 17) in Cologne, Germany, mark ZYKLON's first ...

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PECCATUM Complete Work On 'Lost In Reverie'

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, will release their new album, "Lost In Reverie", through Mnemosyne Records during the coming weeks. The follow-up to 2001's "Amor Fati" was recorded and mixed at Symphonique studio and was produced and engineered by Ihriel and Ihsahn. Mastering duties were handled at ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Guitarist Moonlights In Swedish Side-Projects

JUSTADELF VERSUS GROSS ALATISCH is a new Swedish all-star project featuring RAGING SPEEDHORN guitarist Gareth Smith (who's been living in Stockholm for the past couple of years), CULT OF LUNA guitarist Erik Olsson and drummer Marco Hildén (formerly of CULT OF LUNA). The music is described as a cross between NEUROSIS, MOGWAI and GODSPEED YOU ...

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MINDGRINDER: New Audio Samples Posted Online

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, have posted several audio clips from their forthcoming debut album, "MindTech", at this location. Available for preview are edited versions of the tracks "Repulsive Evolution" and "Regeneration" as well as a full version of the track "Deception". All tracks are in MP3 ...

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DOMINE: New Album To Arrive Next Week

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE will release their fourth full-length album, "Emperor Of The Black Runes", on February 9, with distribution through SPV. Release dates in Russia, Taiwan, Brazil and the U.S. are still pending. "Emperor Of The Black Runes" has been available in Japan since November. The follow-up to 2001's "Stormbringer ...

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GREEN CARNATION Film Polish Gigs For Upcoming DVD

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), filmed two shows in Poland last month for an upcoming DVD. More information will be made available soon. GREEN CARNATION recently started making pre-production demos of new songs for a new studio album which they plan to record beginning in late ...

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