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Threshold of Revelation - TWELFTH GATE

I had been patiently waiting for the follow-up to 2003's "Summoning" from Chicago's TWELFTH GATE, figuring that if it is in league with the NEVORMORE-esque, mildly proggy traditional/thrash metal of the debut that I'd be in for a treat. After parting ways with Crash Music, Inc., the band settled on Season of Mist and now ...

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TWELFTH GATE: Guest Singer To Perform At CHICAGO POWERFEST

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, singer Scott Huffman will not be performing with TWELFTH GATE during their performance at the Chicago Powerfest. Guest singer and close friend of the band, Brent "Red" Erickson, will be handling vocal duties for the show. "The band would like to apologize to anyone who may be disappointed because of Scott's ...

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DAGOBA To Support IN FLAMES, SEPULTURA On European Tour

French metallers DAGOBA have been confirmed as the support band for IN FLAMES and SEPULTURA on their upcoming European tour beginning on March 19 in Berlin, Germany. The trek is scheduled to run through April 20 in Hamburg, Germany. DAGOBA's sophomore album, "What Hell Is About…", was released in February via Season of Mist. The ...

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Xasthur / Leviathan - XASTHUR / LEVIATHAN

First out as a vinyl-only release on Profound Lore Records (and long since sold out), this monumental split between two genre-leading U.S. black metal bands has now been released on compact disc with bonus tracks on Azentrius' (NACHMYSTIUM, TWILIGHT) Battle Kommand label. The CD may not surpass the quality standards set on the milestone efforts ...

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ANCIENT RITES To Release 'Rubicon' In May

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES will release their new album, entitled "Rubicon", on May 15 via Season of Mist. The follow-up to 2001's "Dim Carcosa" was recorded at the Spacelab Studio in Germany under the watchful eye of veteran ANCIENT RITES producers Oliver Phillips and Christian Moos. "Rubicon" track listing: 01. Crusade 02. Templar 03. Mithras ...

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MAYHEM Perform In Singapore: Photos Available

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM performed at the Pavilion in Saingapore on February 5 as part of their three-date "Asian Legions Tour" (Indonesian and Malaysian shows were cancalled due to public pressure over the band's controversial image and negative publicity surrounding the black metal genre). The security at the Singaporean concert was reportedly tight as dozens ...

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HEATHEN: We Have Not Signed Anything Yet

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have issued a statement refuting a recent press release from the the French record company Season of Mist indicating that they have signed the band to a label deal. In a posting on their official web site, HEATHEN write, "OK, so it looks like the cat got out ...

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HEATHEN Sign To SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Season of Mist has announced the signing of veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN. As many fans will recall, HEATHEN were one of the most unique bands to rise from the Bay Area thrash explosion of the '80s/'90s, having released a groundbreaking debut album, "Breaking the Silence", in 1987 went on to sell close ...

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GORGOROTH Begin Recording Vocals For New Album

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have posted the following update on their official web site: "Gaahl has now entered the studio in Bergen to record vocals for GORGOROTH's upcoming album, 'Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam'. The release date of the album is not decided yet, but it is expected to be released within few months. "In other ...

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ANCIENT RITES Finish Recording New Album

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES, freshly signed on Season of Mist, have finished recording their new album, entitled "Rubicon", and are currently mixing the effort for a spring release. The follow-up to 2001's "Dim Carcosa" was recorded at the Spacelab Studio in Germany under the watchful eye of veteran ANCIENT RITES producers Oliver Phillips and Christian ...

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RED HARVEST To Release Live DVD

Norway's RED HARVEST have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have agreed to release the entire gig that we recorded in September 2005 on DVD. The gig was filmed at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo with a professional film team with twelve cameras. The mixing of the sound has already started, ...

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RED HARVEST To Begin Recording New Album In June

Norway's RED HARVEST will enter Multimono studio in June to begin recording their new album for a let 2006 releae via Season of Mist. "At the moment we are working on new songs and the pre-production for the album," the band write on their web site. "We will try to keep you updated with song ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST: Live Schedule Outlined

Sublife Productions have started booking live shows for CARPATHIAN FOREST in 2006. The band will start their live campaign in support of the new album to be released by Season of Mist sometime in spring 2006. The tour schedule and availability looks as follows: European campaign (April 14 - May 22), Australian campaign (end of ...

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MAYHEM: Banned In Malaysia

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have posted the following message on their official web site: "MAYHEM have been BANNED in Malaysia so the date at Kuala Lumpur on the Asian Legions tour is cancelled but all other dates in Asia remain the same. There has also been another show added to the 'Live' section to take ...

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ALLHELLUJA: HATESPHERE Frontman's Side-Project To Receive U.S. Release

ALLHELLUJA, the Danish/Italian project featuring HATESPHERE frontman Jacob Bredahl and Stefano Longhi from Scarlet Records, will release their debut album, "Inferno Museum", in the U.S. on January 1, 2006. Distributed by Caroline, and promoted and marketed by Season Of Mist USA, the CD was originally issued in Europe in May via Scarlet. "Inferno Museum" is ...

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FURIA: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new FURIA track, entitled "End of a Belief, the Beginning of a Truth", has been made available for download at this location (MP3). The song comes off the French melodic death metallers' upcoming third album, "Kheros", due on January 23, 2006 via Season of Mist. The CD was recorded over a two-month ...

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ANCIENT RITES Sign With SEASON OF MIST, Begin Recording New Album

Belgian black metal pioneers ANCIENT RITES have inked a deal with Season of Mist. The band are currently at Spacelab studio in Germany recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Dim Carcosa" under the guidance and supervision of veteran producers Oliver Phillips and Christian Moos. The album will most likely be released before the summer of ...

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DAGOBA: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new DAGOBA track, entitled "The Man You're Not", has been made available for download at this location. The song comes off the French metallers' sophomore album, due on February 20, 2006 via Season of Mist. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut was recorded at Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue ...

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ABORYM: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new ABORYM track, entitled "A Dog-Eat-Dog World", has been made available for download at this location. The track comes off the Italian black metallers' fourth album, "Generator", due on February 20, 2006 via Season of Mist. According to a press release, "'Generator' holds the spirit of dark and unparalleled black metal bound ...

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MAYHEM: Hungarian, Asian Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Dec. 10 - Budapest, HUN @ TBA Jan. 29 - Bangkok, THA @ Hollywood Awards Hall (w/ SURRENDER OF DIVINITY, IRONFIST) Feb. 03 - Taipei, TWN @ Huashan Arts District (w/ CHTHONIC) Feb. 04 - Kuala Lumpur, MYS @ Backroom (w/ ...

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MAYHEM Frontman To Perform With SALEM In Israel

MAYHEM frontman Attila Csihar (formerly of TORMENTOR, ABORYM) will join Israeli extreme metal pioneers SALEM for a special one-off performance on December 27 at Theater Club in Tel Aviv, Israel. Also appearing with the band will be the female ICSQ string quartet. SALEM's appearance at the Theater Club comes after a 16-month absence from the ...

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