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GRAVDAL: New Album Details Revealed

Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL will release their second full-length album, "Torturmantra", in the spring via Unexploded Records. The nine-track follow-up to 2008's "Sadist" features artwork by Norwegian artist Robert Høyem, who has previously worked with such bands as SLAGMAUR and GALAR. "Torturmantra" track listing: 01. Hydrestund I Helvete 02. Slave 03. Eg E Ditt Helvete ...

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ENSLAVED: New Album Update

Norwegian masters of progressive/experimental metal ENSLAVED are currently recording their new CD at Duper, Earshot (keyboardist Herbrand Larsen and lead guitarist Ice Dale's facility) and Peersonal Sound (owned by rhythm guitarist Ivar Bjørnson) studios in Bergen, Norway. Commented guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson: "As we are recording, we are also filming quite a lot — from the ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Play Another Free Show In Akron

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will play another free unplugged/acoustic show with Scott Jones (US METAL) on guitar on Friday, February 19 starting around 9:30 p.m. at The Tap House in Akron, Ohio. This is a FREE show for all ages. Ripper CDs and T-shirts will ...

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BYFROST: 'Black Earth' Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian extreme metallers BYFROST will release their debut full-length album, "Black Earth", in the spring via Painkiller Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Christian Sloan Hall — who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, DIMMU BORGIR and SLAYER — and can be viewed below. "Black Earth" was recorded at the Conclave and ...

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ENSLAVED Answers Fan-Submitted Questions

Fans sent in their questions via Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and Norwegian masters of progressive/experimental metal ENSLAVED answered them during their time in the studio during the recording process for their upcoming album. Watch the results in four parts below. ENSLAVED is recording its new CD at Duper, Earshot (keyboardist Herbrand Larsen and lead guitarist ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Interviewed On 'Metal Asylum'

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) was the featured guest on the February 4, 2010 edition of the "Metal Asylum" podcast on Metalhead Radio. You can now stream the interview using the audio player below. Owens last summer completed a short European tour as the support act ...

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ENSLAVED Begins Recording New Album

Founding member/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian masters of progressive/experimental metal ENSLAVED has issued the following studio update: "This is a short blog from the studio where we — ENSLAVED — have started to record our new album. We are doing the drums in Duper Studios here in Bergen; this time around we are recording ...

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GRAVDAL To Tour Europe With GORGOROTH, KEEP OF KALESSIN

Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL will join fellow countrymen GORGOROTH and KEEP OF KALESSIN on a short European tour in April. The trek will mark GORGOROTH's first tour following the release of its new album, "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt". The dates are as follows: April 09 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob April 10 - Rotterdam, ...

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SHINING Frontman Guests On New GRAVDAL Album

SHINING frontman Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson has recorded vocals for a track on the forthcoming second album from Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL, "Torturmantra". The song, entitled "Mishandlet", was laid down at the Erebus Odora studios in Sweden with producer Peter Bjärgö. The follow-up to 2008's "Sadist", "Torturmantra" is due for release in early 2010 via Unexploded ...

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BYFROST Signs With PAINKILLER RECORDS

Netherlands-based Painkiller Records (a sub-label of Apollon Entertainment UN Limited) has added Norwegian extreme metallers BYFROST to its roster, and will release the band's debut full-length album, "Black Earth", in the spring. The follow-up to the band's self-released EP "Byfrostmetal", "Black Earth" features the following track listing: 01. Horns to the Sky 02. Black Earth ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES Recording Sophomore Album

Norwegian avant-garde metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to their 2007 debut full-length album, "The Dystopia Journals". The new CD is expected to contain seven tracks, and come in at somewhere between 40 and 45 minutes in length. As is usual with VULTURE INDUSTRIES, they will be using the ...

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OV HELL: 'The Underworld Regime' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for "The Underworld Regime", the forthcoming debut album from OV HELL, the new black metal project featuring DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath and ex-GORGOROTH bassist King, can be viewed below. The cover was created by the Brazilian graphic designer Marcelo Vasco, who has previously worked with such bands as SATYRICON, ENSLAVED, KEEP OF ...

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Fed Through The Teeth Machine - THE RED CHORD

I'm going to cut to the chase, lay it all out and just say that this is one bad-ass album. From the artwork, to the title down to the adrenalized tech/grind riffery; "Fed Through The Teeth Machine" is hands down one of 2009's most punishing and pummeling drops. Then again, this is THE RED CHORD, ...

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OV HELL: Debut Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

OV HELL, the new black metal project featuring DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath and ex-GORGOROTH bassist King, has completed work on its debut album, "The Underworld Regime", for a February 2010 release via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded at Earshot Studio and features Shagrath on vocals, King on bass, Frost (SATYRICON) on drums, Ice Dale ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Argentina Footage Available

Video footage of powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) performing a couple of JUDAS PRIEST classics on October 11, 2009 in La Plata, Argentina during his South American solo tour can be viewed below. Owens' setlist for the trek was as follows: 01. Painkiller 02. The Ripper ...

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NILE: New 'Those Whom The Gods Detest' Trailer Posted Online

A trailer for "Those Whom The Gods Detest", the new album from South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE, can be viewed below. Produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRŸCHE), along with a drum-recording job by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE), "Those Whom the Gods Detest" features the band's strongest ...

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NILE Schedules CD-Listening Party, Signing Session

Southern Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE have scheduled a listening party and signing session for their new album, "Those Whom The Gods Detest", on Friday, November 6 at Earshot Records in Greenville, South Carolina beginning at at 7:00 p.m. Hear the new CD in its entirety, buy the album and have Karl Sanders, Dallas ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs Metal Classics In Peru; Video Available

Video footage of powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) performing several heavy metal and hard rock classics with the Peruvian band BLIZZARD on September 27, 2009 in Lima, Peru can be viewed below. Owens recently wrapped up a short European tour as the support act for HEAVEN ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS To Headline 99.5 KISS FM 'Bone Bash'

ALICE IN CHAINS will headline 99.5 KISS FM "Bone Bash" in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, October 22 at the AT&T Center. Also scheduled to appear are HALESTORM, EARSHOT, CHEVELLE and PUDDLE OF MUDD. Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com ...

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