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KVELERTAK: 'Meir' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, KVELERTAK will release their highly anticipated sophomore album entitled "Meir" (which means "more" in English) on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley. "Meir"'s first single, "Bruane Brenn" has early critical acclaim from several ...

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KOLDBRANN's 'Vertigo' Lands On Norwegian Chart

"Vertigo", the third full-length album from the "true" Norwegian black metal act KOLDBRANN, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 20. The CD was released on January 22 in North America and January 25 in Europe via Season Of Mist's Underground Division. On November 16, KOLDBRANN unleashed "Totalt Sjelelig ...

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KVELERTAK Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, KVELERTAK. Produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou, KVELERTAK will release their highly anticipated sophomore album entitled "Meir" (which means "more" in English) on March 26. Their first single, "Bruane Brenn" has early critical acclaim from several tastemaker outlets including Stereogum who raves, ...

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KVELERTAK: New Single Released In Scandinavia

"Bruane Brenn", the brand new single from acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, was premiered on January 8 on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show" with Daniel P. Carter and is now available on iTunes and Spotify in Scandinavia. The track comes off the band's sophomore album, "Meir", which will be released in March via Sony Music Scandinavia. ...

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DJEVEL: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian black metallers DJEVEL (Norwegian word for "devil") have re-signed with Aftermath Music for the release of their second album, "Besatt Av Maane Og Natt". The band will enter Caliban Studios on February 22 to begin recording the effort for a spring release on CD, LP and digital. "Besatt Av Maane Og Natt" projected track ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Enter Studio In April

Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH will enter GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts in April with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, KVELERTAK, BLACK BREATH) to begin recording their fifth album for a late 2013 release via Prosthetic Records. Commented the band: "First off, thanks to everyone who supported SKELETONWITCH during this past year. We did some serious gigging in ...

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CONVERGE Frontman Interviewed In Vienna (Video)

On December 18, Michael of link textFreethinkers.at conducted an interview with CONVERGE singer Jacob Bannon in Vienna, Austria. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. CONVERGE's new album, "All We Love We Leave Behind", sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at ...

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CONVERGE: New Video Interview Posted Online

Offstage TV conducted an interview with CONVERGE during the band's recently completed European tour. You can now watch the chat below. CONVERGE's new album, "All We Love We Leave Behind", sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 69 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released ...

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KVELERTAK: Pro-Shot Footage Of New Song Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK performing a new song, "Spring Fra Livet" last month on the Norwegian TV show "Lydverket" can be seen below. The track, which KVELERTAK has been playing live for over a year now, will appear on the band's sophomore album, "Meir", to be released in March 2013 ...

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CONVERGE: Quality Vienna Concert Footage

Quality video footage of CONVERGE's December 18 performance at Arena in Vienna, Austria can be seen below. CONVERGE recently completed a U.S. tour with support from TORCHE and KVELERTAK. CONVERGE's new album, "All We Love We Leave Behind", sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position ...

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KVELERTAK Signs With SONY MUSIC SCANDINAVIA

Acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have inked a deal with Sony Music Scandinavia. The band's sophomore album, "Meir", will be released in March 2013. The CD was recorded late summer/early fall at Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE). KVELERTAK's previous label, Indie Recordings, which will release "Meir" on vinyl, says in a ...

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BLODIG ALVOR To Release 'Mørkets Frembrudd' In February

Indie Recordings has announced the signing of BLODIG ALVOR. The band's new album, "Mørkets Frembrudd", will be released on February 12 in Europe (February 8 in Norway, Germany and Austria). The first single from the CD, "Vår Resignasjon", can be streamed below. BLODIG ALVOR is the next band breaking out of the new Norwegian rock ...

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CONVERGE Interviewed By Finland's KAAOS TV (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with CONVERGE vocalist Jacob Bannon and guitarist Kurt Ballou prior to the band's December 9 conceret at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. CONVERGE recently completed a U.S. tour with support from TORCHE and KVELERTAK. CONVERGE's new album, "All We Love We Leave Behind", sold ...

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KVELERTAK: New Album Title Track Listing Revealed

Acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have set "Meir" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in March 2013 via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. The CD was recorded late summer/early fall at Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE). "Meir" track listing: 01. Åpenbaring 02. Spring Fra Livet 03. Trepan 04. Bruane ...

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NAILS To Enter Studio

Following their recent attack of shows down the West Coast supporting CONVERGE, TORCHE and KVELERTAK, NAILS has just confirmed a new three-day January West Coast assault. Dubbed "United & Strong 2013", the crushing short tour will feature NAILS headlining three California dates with support from DEATH THREAT, TWITCHING TONGUES and INCENDIARY in late January. These ...

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DJEVEL Re-Signs With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Norwegian black metallers DJEVEL (Norwegian word for "devil") have re-signed with Aftermath Music for the release of their second album, "Besatt Av Maane Og Natt". The band will enter Caliban Studios on February 22 to begin recording the effort for a spring release on CD, LP and digital. The recording lineup for "Besatt Av Maane ...

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MAN THE MACHETES Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

Indie Recordings has announced the signing of Norway's MAN THE MACHETES. The band's debut album, "Idiokrati", will be released on January 29 in Europe. The first single from the upcoming album, "Mageplask", can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Commented MAN THE MACHETES: "We feel privileged to be working with Indie Recordings to release ...

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CONVERGE Involved In Road Accident

Massachusetts-based hardcore/metal band CONVERGE was involved in a road accident earlier today (Wednesday, October 24) when the group's van hit a patch of black ice on its way to the CONVERGE's Seattle gig. The band's vocalist, Jacob Bannon, wrote in an online post, "After driving all day/evening, we hit a patch of black ice in ...

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DUNDERBEIST To Release 'Songs Of The Buried' In November

Rock group DUNDERBEIST — the seven-member Norwegian band whose name means "thunder beast" in their native tongue — has completed work on its new album, "Songs Of The Buried", to be released digitally in North America on November 19. The CD — the group's second of 2012 — will also be made available in Germany, ...

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KOLDBRANN: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

"True" Norwegian black metal act KOLDBRANN will release its third full-length album, "Vertigo", on January 22 in North America and January 25 in Europe via Season Of Mist's Underground Division. On November 16, KOLDBRANN will unleash "Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott", a seven-inch single strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide, including a song from "Vertigo" and an ...

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NAILS Preparing To Record New Album

Southern California's NAILS will enter Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts in late December with CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou to begin recording its new album, "Abandon All Life", for a spring release on Southern Lord. Following the release of the band's split seven-inch single with SKIN LIKE IRON that blazed the masses in January, NAILS will drop ...

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KVELERTAK: Second Video Update From The Studio

Acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have entered Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release. The band states, "All [we] can say is this album is going to fuck the first album in the ass. Hard." The second in a series of video ...

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KVELERTAK: First Video Update From The Studio

Acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have entered Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release. The band states, "All [we] can say is this album is going to fuck the first album in the ass. Hard." The first in a series of video ...

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BLOOD COMMAND To Release 'Funeral Beach' In October

Norwegian post-hardcore outfit BLOOD COMMAND will release its second album, "Funeral Beach", on October 29 via Fysisk Format. BLOOD COMMAND guitarist Yngve produced the CD along with longtime collaborator Dag Erik "Dagger" Nygaard of Kamikaze Media AS. The recording was a painstakingly long, yet rewarding process. Yngve comments, "'Funeral Beach' is our greatest achievement to ...

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KVELERTAK Begins Recording New Album

Acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have entered Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release. The band states, "All [we] can say is this album is going to fuck the first album in the ass. Hard." KVELERTAK will return to the U.S. this ...

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PURIFIED IN BLOOD: 'Mot Grav' Video Released

"Mot Grav", the new video from Norwegian metallers PURIFIED IN BLOOD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Flight Of A Dying Sun", which will be released in Europe on June 15 via Indie Recordings. The cover artwork was created by Jondix Mahashakti and can be seen below. "This is ...

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PURIFIED IN BLOOD: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Norwegian metallers PURIFIED IN BLOOD will release their new album, "Flight Of A Dying Sun", in Europe on June 15 via Indie Recordings. The cover artwork was created by Jondix Mahashakti and can be seen below. A new single, "Storm Of Blood", has jus tbeen released and can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. ...

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