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FLESHGRIND RE-Sign With OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND have re-signed with Olympia Recordings/Century Media and will entering the studio in May to record their third full-length album, entitled "Murder Without End". An August release is expected. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are: 01. Duct Taped And Raped 02. Perversion Of Innocence 03. Enslaved To ...

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AETERNUS Set Release Date For 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS have set an April 7 European release date through Nocturnal Art Productions for their new album, "A Darker Monument". "A Darker Monument" was recorded at Greighallen Studios with producer Pytten (ENSLAVED, MORK GRYNING) and is the follow-up to 2000's "Ascension of Terror". ...

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AETERNUS Complete Work On 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS have completed work new album, "A Darker Monument", for a late spring release through Nocturnal Art Productions. Says frontman Ares: "Well, we are now done in studio and we are damn happy with the result that we have. We've managed to record and produce one damn brutal album, as we did in 2000 ...

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ENSLAVED's IVAR: How Lineup Changes Affected Our Sound

ENSLAVED guitarist Ivar Bjørnson recently responded to a fan question about the changes in the group's sound caused by the departures of guitarist R. Kronheim and drummer Dirge Rep. "Of course, I think [Kronheim and Rep's departures] will affect the music, as you will hear on the new album. 'Below The Lights' is more consistent ...

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ENSLAVED Finalize Track Listing For 'Below The Lights'

Norway's ENSLAVED have set Mar. 3 as the release date through Osmose Productions for their new album, "Below The Lights". The follow-up to 2001's "Monumension", "Below The Lights" speaks for itself, but again we are proud to say we have gone further down the road of exploration," according to guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, "And on the ...

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ENSLAVED Name Upcoming CD, Split With Drummer

Norway's ENSLAVED have set "Below The Lights" as the title of their new full-length opus, due in March through Osmose Productions. The follow-up to last year's "Monumension" will include eight tracks. In other news, the band have parted ways with drummer Dirge Rep, who is said to have left the group in order to focus ...

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HADES ALMIGHTY Drummer Makes Guest Appearance On AETERNUS CD

HADES ALMIGHTY drummer Remi has recorded a guest appearance on the track "The Trident" on the upcoming AETERNUS album, "A Darker Monument", which is currently being laid down at Greighallen Studios with producer Pytten (ENSLAVED, MORK GRYNING) for an early 2003 release through Nocturnal Art Productions. "This song has one steady rhythm," explained AETERNUS on ...

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AETERNUS Prepares To Record 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS will enter Greighallen Studios in late November with producer Pytten (ENSLAVED, MORK GRYNING) to begin recording its new album, "A Darker Monument", for an early 2003 release through Nocturnal Art Productions. Among the cuts set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Slavestate 02. Litany of Ra 03. Sword of ...

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AGENT STEEL Postpone Album, Tour

AGENT STEEL have posted the following update via their official web site: "We have some disappointing news to announce. We've have been re-recording tracks to our long overdue album. Due to technical difficulties we lost data — actual tracks (our hard drive crashed!). But no worries, Bernie has been putting in long hours on the ...

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AGENT STEEL Continue Work On New CD

AGENT STEEL are continuing work on the follow-up to Omega Conspiracy, tentatively entitled Order of the Illuminati/Agent Steel Vol. 4, for an early 2003 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human Bullet 07. Insurrection 08. ...

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AETERNUS Book Studio Time For 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS will enter Greighallen Studios with producer Pytten (i.e. ENSLAVED, MORK GRYNING) in late November to begin recording their new album, A Darker Monument, for an early 2003 release through Nocturnal Art Productions. Among the cuts set to be included on the effort are: 01. SlaveState 02. DarkStorm 03. Sword of the Earth ...

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AETERNUS Explain PARTY SAN OPEN Festival Non-Appearance

Norway's AETERNUS issued an official statement explaining the cancellation of their appearance at the Party San Open festival, which is scheduled to take place in Bad Berka, Germany on August 8-10. "Well, AETERNUS has been cancelled from the Party-San Festival," frontman Ares wrote. "I am sorry, but it's a damn fact. The reason is basically ...

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AETERNUS: New Demo Track Posted Online

Norway's AETERNUS have made available for download a demo recording of a new track entitled "SoulSlayer" at this location. As previously reported, AETERNUS have officially signed to Nocturnal Art Productions (i.e. RED HARVEST, SIRIUS) after a lengthy stay at Hammerheart Records. The group are currently in pre-production for the follow-up to last year's ...

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ENSLAVED Part Ways With Guitarist, Commence Work On New Material

Norway's ENSLAVED have parted ways with guitarist R. Kronheim following the band's UK tour in March, according to an official statement from the group. "Upon returning from their UK tour in March 02, all four members agreed that the situation within the band needed serious evaluation," mainman Ivar Bjoernson said. "As a result, all four ...

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ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI: "Not For The Weak"

California's ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI (ex-AGENT STEEL) have nearly completed work on their as-yet-untitled forthcoming CD, which singer Bruce Hall has described as “intense metal—certainly not for the weak”. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human ...

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DESTRÖYER 666 Announce Release Date For "Cold Steel..." CD

Australia's DESTRÖYER 666 are holed up in a studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes (i.e. ENSLAVED, GEHENNA, CARPATHIAN FOREST) recording their fourth studio album, entitled Cold Steel For An Iron Age, for an April 22nd release through Season Of Mist Records. In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at the ...

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DESTRYER 666 Announce Release Date For "Cold Steel..." CD

Australia's DESTRYER 666 are holed up in a studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes (i.e. ENSLAVED, GEHENNA, CARPATHIAN FOREST) recording their fourth studio album, entitled Cold Steel For An Iron Age, for an April 22nd release through Season Of Mist Records. In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at the ...

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Archive News Nov 08, 2001

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following update on the band's activities at the group's official web site at www.ravenlunatics.com: “Hi!! It's been a while. Sorry to have been out of it for a while, but a lot has been happening behind the scenes... [Guitarist] Mark [Gallagher] &amp I were over ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 2

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's recently cut-short US tour, reportedly as a result of “dismal” attendance: “As you have now heard, [stand-in vocalist] James Rivera [of HELSTAR] has delivered the goods like no other could have. The dude can not only sing his ass and ...

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Archive News Sep 25, 2001

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, sources close to the ENTOMBED camp have revealed that the group's much-publicized and –anticipated collaboration with a Swedish ballet ensemble at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, originally set to take place around February 2002, is unlikely to come to ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 2

Sweden's MARDUK have announced the updated itinerary for their upcoming American trek. The dates are as follows:

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Oct. 05 - Aurora, IL @ Riley's

Oct. 06 - St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl

Oct. 07 - St Paul, MN @ The Lab

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Archive News Jul 16, 2001 - update 1

A low-quality MP3 file of the track “Thorns On My Grave” from EMPEROR's Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise CD is now available for download via the Candlelight Records web site at this location. You can also check out the cover artwork for the album, which is due on October 8th, here.


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Archive News Jun 17, 2001

Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) fans anxiously anticipating the release of the Vancouver whiz-kid's TERRIA project can download two of the album tracks — 'Mountain' and 'Canada' — via the multi-talented artist's MP3.com web site at this location.&nbsp


The July issue of Rolling Stone magazine confirms that EMINEM's collaboration track of 'The Way ...

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Archive News Apr 10, 2001 - update 2

Finnish rock gods and BLABBERMOUTH.NET faves H.I.M. are tentatively scheduled to release their third full-length album in late August. Meanwhile, the group's recent one-song collaboration with producer Kevin Shirley (i.e. IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER) will reportedly be titled “Keep On Pretending” and is due to be released as a single in May.


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Archive News Apr 03, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted made his first 'official' public appearance since leaving the group on Sunday, April 1st when he took the stage at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California with the MOSS BROTHERS, 12-year-old Reuben and 15-year-old Evan, to perform a number of songs from the MOSS BROTHERS debut CD and the upcoming follow-up effort, ...

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