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CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

CEPHALIC CARNAGE and CATTLE DECAPITATION have been confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place from May 22-24 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABSCESS (California) ABSU (Texas) AGENDA OF SWINE (California) ANTIGAMA (Poland) ASPHYX (Netherlands) ATHEIST (Florida) BIRDFLESH (Sweden) BOLT THROWER (England) ...

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DESPISE YOU, PIGSTY Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

DESPISE YOU (California) and PIGSTY (Czech Republic) are the final two bands to be confirmed for next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 22-24, 2009 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The final festival billing is as follows: ABSCESS (California) ABSU (Texas) AGENDA OF SWINE (California) ANTIGAMA (Poland) ASPHYX (Netherlands) ...

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NAPALM DEATH, VENOMOUS CONCEPT, MISERY INDEX Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

NAPALM DEATH, VENOMOUS CONCEPT and MISERY INDEX have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 22-24, 2009 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABSCESS (California) ABSU (Texas) AGENDA OF SWINE (California) ANTIGAMA (Poland) ASPHYX (Netherlands) ATHEIST (Florida) BIRDFLESH (Sweden) ...

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HOD Completes Work On Debut Album

San Antonio, Texas-based extreme metal band HOD has completed work on its debut album, "Serpent", for a Februry 2009 release via Ibex Moon Records. Commented guitarist Lord Necron: "We had Proscriptor of ABSU master the album at his studio Tarot Productions. He did a great job of making it all come together. Cover art was ...

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ELLIOTT'S KEEP: 'In Medias Res' Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Dallas, Texas-based band ELLIOTT'S KEEP will release its debut album through Brainticket Records on November 18, 2008. Entitled "In Medias Res" (from the Latin for "in the middle of things"), the CD is a journey through doomed territories and epic dreams. Recorded at Nomad Studios (SOLITUDE AETURNUS, KING DIAMOND, ABSU) in Carrollton, Texas, the album ...

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THE FIRSTBORN Signs With MAJOR LABEL INDUSTRIES

Major Label Industries has announced the signing of one of the finest Portuguese bands, THE FIRSTBORN, for the release of its upcoming album, "The Noble Search". THE FIRSTBORN — formerly known as FIRSTBORN EVIL — has been crafting a fine career for itself throughout for more than 10 years and albums such as "The Unclenching ...

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ELLIOTT'S KEEP: Debut Album Due Next Month

Seemingly out of nowhere comes the epic metal sorcery of ELLIOTT'S KEEP! This Dallas, Texas-based band will release its debut album through Brainticket Records on November 18, 2008. Entitled "In Medias Res" (from the Latin for "in the middle of things"), the album is a journey through doomed territories and epic dreams. Recorded at Nomad ...

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ABSU: New Member Announced

Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has announced the addition of bassist/co-vocalist Ezezu (ex-PANZRAM) to the group's ranks. This is the first time the band is experiencing a permanent quartet-type lineup since its debut album, "Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L." Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor says of the latest addition, "We are very proud to welcome Ezezu as the newest member ...

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AURA NOIR, ABSU Confirmed For Germany's FESTUNG OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian black/thrash metal band AURA NOIR and Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU are the first two confirmed bands for next year's edition of the Festung Open Air festival, set to take place May 30-31, 2009 in Bitterfeld, Germany. AURA NOIR released its new album, "Hades Rise", on August 25 via Tyrant Syndicate, DARKTHRONE's Peaceville ...

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EXMORTUS: Entire Debut Album Available For Streaming

Los Angeles-based neo-classical death purveyors EXMORTUS are streaming their entire debut album, "In Hatred's Flame", at the web site of their record label, Heavy Artillery Records. "In Hatred's Flame" is scheduled for release on July 29. Armed with a diverse array of influences from IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN to SLAYER, ...

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EXMORTUS To Film 'Triumph By Fire' Video Tomorrow

On Friday, July 18, Los Angeles-based neo-classical death purveyors EXMORTUS will shoot a video for the song "Triumph by Fire" from the band's upcoming album "In Hatred's Flame". Filming will take place during the Masters Of Disaster showcase at the Mutant House in Chino, California and the band has sent an open invite to all ...

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ABSU's PROSCRIPTOR Releases Instrumental Album

Tarot Productions, the label run by Proscriptor McGovern (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens), leader of the Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU, has just released "726", the latest excursion from Proscriptor. According to a press release, "this is visionary esoteric music that remains unpredictable yet magic(k)al. Psychedelic and ethereal eccentricities merge against a fluent beat reminiscent ...

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MELECHESH: 'The Siege Of Lachish' Limited-Edition Picture Disc Reissue Now Available

MELECHESH's long-out-of-print 1996 seven-inch EP "The Siege of Lachish" has been reissued via Proscriptor McGovern's (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens; leader of the Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU) label Tarot Productions. The EP is a collector's limited-edition picture disc made on heavy, 70-gram vinyl and comes with an insert and sticker. The EP can be ...

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EXMORTUS: 'In Hatred's Flame' Release Date Announced

Los Angeles-based neo-classical death purveyors EXMORTUS have set a July 29 release date street date for their debut album, "In Hatred's Flame", via Heavy Artillery Records. Armed with a diverse array of influences from IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN to SLAYER, MARDUK and DEICIDE, "In Hatred's Flame" "showcases the band's unique blend of ...

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GOREAPHOBIA Signs With IBEX MOON RECORDS

Philadelphia's death metal legends GOREAPHOBIA have inked a deal with Ibex Moon Records. The band will play a few select shows this year while working on new material for its first full-length recording, due out in 2009. According to a press release, GOREAPHOBIA was "one of the most important and highly praised" death metal bands ...

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666: Satan's Soldiers Syndicate - DESASTER

There is a reason why Germany's DESASTER took their name from DESTRUCTION's "Total Desaster" way back in 1988. They knew then as they know now that Germany's thrash movement was something special and continues to be so. The sound emanates from deep within the fires of Hell, the riffs melting flesh, breakneck tempos cause the ...

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ABSU Parts Ways With Guitarist (Again), Announces Replacement

Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has announced the addition of guitarist/keyboardist Zawicizuz (ex-RAPE, PILLAGE & BURN, INFERNAL OAK) to the group's ranks. He replaces Vastator, who recently quit the band due to musical and personal differences. Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor says of the replacement, "We are very proud to welcome Zawicizuz as the newest musician of ...

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THEUDHO Completes Work On New Album

Blackened pagan metallers THEUDHO have completed work on their new album, "Cult Of Wuotan", with producer Raf (AHRÁYEPH, ex-ANCIENT RITES). The following tracks will appear on the CD: 01. Zeitenwende 02. Terror Cimbricus 03. Thumelicus 04. Harjaz 05. Silence Reigned Over The Bog 06. The Fall Of Rome 07. Veleda 08. Ahnenkult 09. Wuotanes Her ...

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