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AKERCOCKE: 'Axiom' 30-Second Video Sample Available

Controversial U.K. dark art practitioners AKERCOCKE have posted an advance sample of their promo video "Axiom" at YouTube. On May 14, the sharp-suited metal maestros arrived at Wilton's Music Hall in London to shoot the "Axiom" video, lifted from the band's new album "Antichrist". The shoot was undertaken by highly acclaimed film company ...

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AKERCOCKE Unleashes The 'Antichrist'

U.K. demoniacs AKERCOCKE have completed their controversial headline tour, and have released their latest opus "Antichrist" this week. Despite problems in Northern Ireland in the wake of their appearance on the "Nolan Live" show, the band completed all dates and enthralled fans by playing new material from the album in advance of release. Frontman Jason ...

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AKERCOCKE Shoots Video For 'Axiom'

On Monday, May 14, sharp-suited metal maestros AKERCOCKE arrived at Wilton's Music Hall in London to begin shooting their video for the brand new track "Axiom", lifted from the new album "Antichrist". The shoot was produced by the highly acclaimed promo clip company HSI (responsible for classic clips by NIRVANA, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, COHEED AND ...

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AKERCOCKE To Play Belfast Tonight Despite Protests

AKERCOCKE will play Belfast tonight despite protests from Christian groups and a strong police presence at the Belfast show. The impending release of U.K. death metal country gents AKERCOCKE's latest album "Antichrist" caused so much uproar amongst Northern Ireland's religious community that the band appeared on BBC Northern Ireland on Wednesday night. "Nolan Live" is ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Completes Work On New Video

CEPHALIC CARNAGE has completed work on the first music video, for the track "Endless Cycle of Violence", from its upcoming full-length album "Xenosapien". The video was shot at a skatepark in the band’s hometown of Denver, CO with director and producer Soren (UNEARTH, GREELEY ESTATES). A thirty-second teaser of the video can be viewed

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AKERCOCKE's 'Antichrist' Sparks Religious Debate On BBC TV

The upcoming release of U.K. death metal giants AKERCOCKE's latest album "Antichrist" has caused uproar amongst Northern Ireland's religious community, and is set to be the subject of a major religious debate live on BBC1 Northern Ireland. The overtly satanic content contained within "Antichrist" has come under attack by religious forces, leading to the band's ...

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Your Chance To Interview AKERCOCKE

On Monday (May 14), the U.K.'s Metal Hammer will conduct an interview with AKERCOCKE for the magazine's "Spanish Inquisition" featrure. As is customary on such occasions, the publication is inviting its readers to submit questions. Make it as probing as you wish and e-mail it [email protected] AKERCOCKE's track "Summon the Antichrist", taken from the group's ...

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New AKERCOCKE Track 'Summon The Antichrist' Online Now

You can now listen exclusively to a track entitled "Summon the Antichrist", taken from AKERCOCKE's forthcoming album "Antichrist". The CD is set for release on May 28 via Earache Records and is already swarming with anticipation following the announcement of the band's digital treasure hunt "The Antichrist Code". This unique online quest that guides fans ...

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AKERCOCKE: 'Antichrist' Available For Streaming

U.K. death metal band AKERCOCKE has made its entire new album, "Antichrist", available for streaming at Earache.com. Due on May 28 via Earache Records), the CD's concept was previously described by the group as "wonderfully rich. It represents a supreme opposite. The epithet of the great antagonist provided a wonderful metaphoric framework within ...

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Ex-AKERCOCKE Bassist To Make Live Debut With GONGA

Ex-AKERCOCKE bassist Peter Theobalds will make his first appearance since parting ways with his former band on May 13 at Bierkeller in Bristol, England. He will be appearing with progressive doom/groove rock/metal band GONGA. Also scheduled to perform are ORANGE GOBLIN and SOLACE. GONGA's self-titled debut album was released in 2003 on Invada Records. A ...

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AKERCOCKE Announces The Antichrist Code!

To tie in with the release of its forthcoming album "Antichrist" (due on May 28 via Earache), U.K. death metal band AKERCOCKE has launched a treasure hunt with a twist — The Antichrist Code. This is a unique digital phenomenon that asks fans to take part in a quest that is both challenging and confounding, ...

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'Metal: A Headbanger's Companion': New EARACHE Collection Due In April

Earache Records will release a six-CD collection, entitled "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion", on April 23. Headbang away to over 100 all-out blistering tracks on six separate discs, featuring Earache's own genre-defining, groundbreaking artists. The set will be priced only £9.99 (U.K.) or $15.98 (U.S.). "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion" track listing: Disc 1 - Death Metal: ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE: New Album Title Announced

Denver, Colorado's CEPHALIC CARNAGE has completed work on its brand new full-length, titled "Xenosapien". "Xenosapien" was recorded by the band and longtime producer/engineer Dave Otero in their studio in Denver, CO. Advance songtitles include "Endless Cycle of Violence", "Touched by an Angel", "Vaporized", "G.lobal O.verhaul D.vice" and "Ov Vicissitude". "Xenosapien" is scheduled for a May ...

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AKERCOCKE To Release 'Antichrist' In May

British masterful dark lords AKERCOCKE have set "Antichrist" as the title of their new album, due on May 28 via Earache Records. Commented the band: "The concept of 'Antichrist' is wonderfully rich. It represents a supreme opposite. The epithet of the great antagonist provided a wonderful metaphoric framework within which to work. We have strived ...

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AESMA DAEVA: 'Dawn Of The New Athens' Now Available

Minneapolis symphonic metal band AESMA DAEVA, which features in its ranks current THERION touring singer Lori Lewis, has released its fourth album, "Dawn of the New Athens". The CD, which features a reworked version of the song "Artemis" and the previously "censored" "Mozart aria 'D'oreste", was helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Neil Kernon (NILE, NEVERMORE, ...

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THE BERZERKER To Headline Australia's FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD

Australian grind deviants THE BERZERKER have been announced as the headliners of Australia's Festival of the Dead, set to take place late October. Dates for the festival are: Sydney - Gaelic Theatre Friday, October 19 Saturday, October 20 Melbourne - Hi-Fi Bar Friday, October 26 Saturday, October 27 The festival billing is shaping up as ...

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Metal And Porn Collide In MATT ZANE's 'Radium'

Powerful heavy metal music and skin-slappin' hardcore sex collide in "Radium", a revolutionary adult-oriented music series from the world-bending mind of Matt Zane. In this new line, available exclusively from Pleasure Productions, Zane realizes a dream of combining metal’s sexual energy with porno's lustful sensuality all in a single series. "Metal has a huge fan ...

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BLOOD ISLAND RAIDERS: Debut CD To Feature Guest Appearance By Ex-CARCASS Guitarist

London-based metallers BLOOD ISLAND RAIDERS have announced the permanent replacement of bassist Seamus O'Hooligan by ex-AKERCOCKE four-stringer Peter Theobalds. The RAIDERS recently split amicably with O'Hooligan who is going on to pursue his other hardcore/punk interests. Theobalds separated from AKERCOCKE after 10 years with the intention of trying his hand at something different. BLOOD ISLAND ...

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U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIAL To Return In October

Damnation Festival returns to retain the crown of the U.K.'s premier independent metal festival by ploughing into Leeds on Saturday, October 20 to host two stages of extreme and uncompromising noise. After two stunning sold-out installments that shook Manchester to its core, the event will expand in its exciting new home, Leeds Met University, which ...

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Former AKERCOCKE Guitarist Joins SKALDIC CURSE

Former AKERCOCKE guitarist Paul Scanlan has reportedly joined the London-based black/prog metal band SKALDIC CURSE. Scanlan will make his live debut with the group tonight (Saturday, February 17) at the Purple Turtle in Camden Town, London. This will mark Paul's first live appearance since he was ousted from AKERCOCKE in 2004. According to AKERCOCKE's official ...

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THE SENSELESS Debut To Arrive In May

Anticulture Records set a May 21 release date for the debut album from THE SENSELESS, the new project led by THE BERZERKER bassist Sam Bean. Entitled "In the Realm of the Senseless", the CD features guest appearances from Matt Wilcock (AKERCOCKE, THE BERZERKER) and Ol Drake (EVILE), and was mixed by Luke Kenny (THE BERZERKER ...

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AKERCOCKE: In Recording Mode

U.K. death metallers AKERCOCKE have commenced the recoridng sessions for their as-yet-untitled album at their own Goat of Mendes Studios in West London. Commented frontman Jason Mendonca: "The studio has recently undergone a refit following the recording of the previous album 'Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That go Undone', and is now a fully digital ...

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'Earache Extreme Metal Racing' PlayStation 2 Game Due In February

Calling all extreme metal fans and gamers: the time has finally come for you to strap yourself into the driving seat for the release of the world’s first exclusively death metal- and grindcore-themed PS2 game. "Earache Extreme Metal Racing" will finally hit the shelves on Friday, February 2, 2007. This "groundbreaking" PlayStation 2 game features ...

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Bassist PETER THEOBALDS Quits AKERCOCKE; Replacement Announced

Bassist Peter Theobalds has announced his departure from U.K. death metallers AKERCOCKE. Commented Peter: "It's been possibly the most difficult decision in my life to make but after 10 years of the beast that AKERCOCKE has become, I have decided to pack up my four strings and hit the highway in search of new adventures. ...

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BLACK SABBATH In The U.K.'s SUN Tabloid

In an almost unprecedented move for a tabloid newspaper, the Sun — the world's biggest-selling English-language newspaper, with over eight million readers a day — has acknowledged the world of heavy metal by reviewing a BLACK SABBATH biography in glowing terms. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", the new SABBATH biography by Joel McIver — a writer for ...

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AKERCOCKE Prepares To Record New Album

U.K. death metallers AKERCOCKE are gearing up for the recording of their fifth album. The band plans to commence recording at its own Goat of Mendes Studios in December for a tentative May 2007 release via Earache Records. Frontman Jason Mendonca describes the new material as "a logical development from [2005's] 'Words That Go Unspoken, ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE To Record New Album In December

Norwegian death metal act BLOOD RED THRONE is hard at work on material for its fourth studio album. The band will make a pre-production recording of the new songs at the end of October to try out a new studio in hopes of recording the new album sometime in December. The new CD will mark ...

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