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THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Does Not Endorse New CELTIC FROST Reissues

CELTIC FROST leader Thomas Gabriel Fischer has denounced BMG's recently announced plans to reissue the band's seminal Noise Records catalog on June 30. The reissues include four out of five of the band's Noise-era studio albums: "Morbid Tales", "To Mega Therion", "Into The Pandemonium" and "Vanity/Nemesis". The albums will be reissued on deluxe hardback CD ...

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SATYRICON's FROST On Upcoming Album: 'Every Song Has A Life Of Its Own, A Very Strong And Unique Identity'

Drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke to HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show", about SATYRICON's upcoming album, which will be released on September 22 via Napalm Records. He said (hear audio below): "This is an album that we have been really working a lot with for a long ...

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SATYRICON Signs New Worldwide Deal With NAPALM RECORDS

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records for the release of the band's next studio album, due on September 22. Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records, comments: "We are proud to announce the signing of one of the most influential extreme metal acts and pioneers of a whole genre. This ...

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Read CELTIC FROST Chapter From 'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have just released the book "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records", which tackles the complicated history of Germany's Noise Records, one of the most influential European independent heavy metal record companies of the 1980s. The creation of Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise was responsible for signing and developing ...

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GRAND MAGUS Releases 'Freja's Choice' Video

"Freja's Choice", the new video from Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Sword Songs", which came out last May via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts. GRAND MAGUS vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson commented: ...

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SATYRICON: Fall 2017 European Tour Announced

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have announced a European tour for September/October to coincide with the release of their highly anticipated upcoming studio album. The revered and groundbreaking extremists are hard at work on the new opus, with a release pencilled for Friday, September 22. SATYRICON has always excelled live, its powerful, evocative performances, spearheaded by ...

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VALLENFYRE Feat. PARADISE LOST, Ex-MY DYING BRIDE Members: 'Fear Those Who Fear Him' Artwork Unveiled

VALLENFYRE, the U.K. death metal band featuring Gregor Mackintosh, songwriter and guitarist of PARADISE LOST, alongside Hamish Glencross, formerly of MY DYING BRIDE, will release its third album, "Fear Those Who Fear Him", on June 2 via Century Media Records. Recorded by the band's new core lineup consisting of Mackintosh (vocals and guitar), Glencross (guitar ...

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SATYRICON Begins Recording New Album For September Release

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a September 22 release. A European tour in support of the disc will kick off the same weekend. SATYRICON vocalist Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015, told Metal Hammer 's "In Residence" show on ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Author Guests On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

On Friday, March 3, WSCA 106.1 FM's metal show "Black Night Meditations" broadcast a special four-hour program that focused solely on seminal German record label Noise Records, airing music from KREATOR, CORONER, DARK AVENGER, GRINDER, DEATHROW, WATCHTOWER, D.A.M., HELLOWEEN, VENDETTA, IRON FORCE, CELTIC FROST, MIDAS TOUCH, V2, ROSY VISTA, and many more. In addition to ...

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JAMES HETFIELD Is 'Honored' METALLICA's Music Was Used By U.S. Military To 'Help Us Stay Safe'

James Hetfield says that he is "honored" the U.S. military used METALLICA's music to psychologically torture prisoners of war because it "help[ed] us stay safe." According to U.K. publication The Guardian, U.S. interrogators seeking to disorientate and break Iraqi prisoners played music from METALLICA and other heavy rock acts such as AC/DC, RAGE AGAINST THE ...

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CRIMFALL Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Finnish cinemascopic metallers CRIMFALL. CRIMFALL comments: "We are beyond excited for this opportunity to work with the legendary Metal Blade. It makes all these years we wrestled with the third album worthwhile as we can finally share the fruits of our labor through the most dedicated and ...

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1349 Signs Worldwide Deal With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of 1349. The Norwegian black metal stalwarts have already been signed to this label in the U.S. and now extend the deal to a worldwide representation. Regarding their signing, 1349 comment: "We are currently in the early creative stages of our new art offering and we are exited ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Due In March

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have announced a March 24 English/German language release of "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records". (German title: "Systemstörung: Die Geschichte Von Noise Records") Authored by American metal journalist David E. Gehlke, the book features cover art by VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and a foreword penned ...

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Deluxe Edition Of 'Singles' Soundtrack To Include Previously Unreleased Recordings By CHRIS CORNELL, MIKE MCCREADY

Epic Soundtrax and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's groundbreaking romantic comedy "Singles" with the release of a newly expanded and remastered edition of the "Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Deluxe Edition" album on Friday, May 19. The newly expanded "Singles: Original Motion ...

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SAMAEL Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Swiss extreme metallers SAMAEL have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band is working on a new album, to be released later in 2017. Founded in 1987 as an old-school black metal act that was influenced by the likes of BATHORY, fellow countrymen CELTIC FROST and VENOM, SAMAEL — led by brothers Vorph ...

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MASTODON Teases Upcoming Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a short teaser for their upcoming album, which is tentatively due in March. The one-and-a-half-minute clip features an unidentified MASTODON bandmember — whose face and voice are obscured, but who appears to be drummer Brann Dailor — saying in part: "I'm not at liberty to say who I am ...

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ELUVEITIE Announces New Lineup

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE have announced their new lineup (pictured from left to right): * Jonas Wolf (guitar) * Matteo Sisti (whistles, bagpipes, mandola) * Nicole Ansperger (fiddle) * Alain Ackermann (drums) * Chrigel Glanzmann (vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran) * Fabienne Erni (vocals, celtic harp, mandola) * Kay Brem (bass) * Michalina Malisz (hurdy ...

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Arctic Tundra - DARKTHRONE

DARKTHRONE, the champions of the second wave of black metal, has been at it for nearly 30 years. Following its classic death metal debut, "Soulside Journey", the Norwegian band forged an ominous, hateful and cold sonic style that was truly scary at the time, by conventional standards, anyway. And it was much more than music. ...

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