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DAGOBA: Release Date Set For New Album

Season of Mist has set a February 20, 2006 European release date for the sophomore album from French metallers DAGOBA. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut was recorded at Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC). The CD features a guest appearance on two songs by DIMMU BORGIR bassist/ARCTURUS ...

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AXENSTAR Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

Swedish power metallers AXENSTAR have inked a long-term deal with Massacre Records. The grup recently parted ways with guitarist Peter Johansson and Thomas Eriksson due to "personal reasons." The three remaining members will continue with the help of new lead guitarist Joakim Jonsson (SKYFIRE, THE MIST OF AVALON). AXENSTAR will enter the studio in April ...

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DIMMU BORGIR's SIMEN To Guest On DAGOBA CD

DIMMU BORGIR bassist/ARCTURUS frontman Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, ex-BORKNAGAR, LAMENTED SOULS) has recorded a guest appearance on two songs on the sophomore album from French metallers DAGOBA, tentatively due in February 2006 via Season of Mist. "Shawter's vocals mixed with Vortex's voice sound amazing!" the band write on their web site. DAGOBA's follow-up to ...

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GORGOROTH To Record Live Album

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH wil record several shows on their current European tour with 1349 for an upcoming live album, entitled "True Norwegian Black Metal". Scheduled for a late autumn release in 2007, it will mark and celebrate GORGOROTH's 15-year anniversary. GORGOROTH's new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", is tentatively scheduled for release early next ...

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KAYSER: Debut Album To Receive North American Release

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), will release their debut album, "Kaiserhof", in North America on December 13 through Season of Mist (via Caroline distribution). "Kaiserhof" was released in Europe on June 27 via Scarlet and will be ...

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FURIA To Release New Album In January

Season of Mist has set a January 23, 2006 release date for the third album from French melodic death metallers FURIA, entitled "Kheros". In the meantime, the group have lined up the following dates in France: Oct. 28 - Olivet (FR) Metalloween Festival Oct. 29 - Attignat (FR) Beast in Bresse Festival Dec. 03 - ...

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MAYHEM To Appear On BBC's 'This World' Program

BBC television interviewed and filmed MAYHEM during their show at the Slottsfjell festival in Tönsberg, Norway earlier this year. The footage was used for their affairs show "This World". The first broadcast is now confirmed for November 24, 2005 on BBC 2 at 9:00 p.m. And it will most likely be picked up by BBC ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST have inked a deal with Season of Mist. The band are expected to enter the studio during the coming months to begin recording a new studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. In an interview with Vincent Eldefors, the chief editor of Sweden's Tartarean Desire, conducted on ...

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THE PROPHECY Continuing Work On 'Revelations'

Yorkshire, England-based doom/death metallers THE PROPHECY have announced that "Revelations", the follow-up album to the successful "Ashes" CD, is nearing completion. Unfortunately due to technical problems at Performance Studios, work on the album was delayed by five weeks. These problems have now been resolved and everything is back on track to have the album completed. ...

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RED HARVEST To Appear On RAMONES Tribute CD

Norway's RED HARVEST have posted the following message on their official web site: "The 'DVD' gig [in Oslo, Norway] was recorded on the 24th of September and the show was great! We are not quite sure what will become of this gig and the DVD shoot, if it will be a 'DVD only' release or ...

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ABORYM Announce New Album Title, Track Listing

Italian black metallers ABORYM, now featuring former EMPEROR and current SCUM drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun, have set "Generator" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Season of Mist. According to a press release, "'Generator' holds the spirit of dark and unparalleled black metal bound together with ...

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ARCTURUS To Participate In Online Chat

Norwegian extreme metal band ARCTURUS will participate in an online chat on Friday (September 23) on the web site of Norway's second-largest newspaper, Dagbladet. To submit questions to the band, fill in the title of your question in the "Tittel" field, your question in the "Spørsmål" field, your name in the "Navn" field ...

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ARCTURUS: SONIC SOLSTICE Performance To Be Webcast

ARCTURUS' live performance at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway on Saturday, September 24 as part of the Sonic Solstice festival will be broadcast/streamed live on the Internet. The concert will also be recorded/produced for release on DVD. To watch the concert online, visit www.gigs.no. You will need a Windows operating system, Windows Media Player ...

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AVA INFERI Sign With SEASON OF MIST, Complete Work On Debut Album

AVA INFERI, the brainchild of guitarist and songwriter Rune Eriksen, has inked a deal with Season of Mist. The band, whose lineup is completed by vocalist Carmen Simoes (AENIMA, POETRY OF SHADOWS), bassist Jaime Ferreira and drummer Joao Samora, entered Top Room studio in Norway earlier in the year for a three-week recording session for ...

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ESOTERIC Seek New Drummer

British doomsters ESOTERIC are currently looking for a new drummer following the recent departure of Andy Semmens. All applicants must be experienced and have an open mind. The band has been in existence for 13 years, and are currently preparing their fifth album. For more information, contact [email protected] or [email protected] ESOTERIC's most recent album, "Subconscious ...

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Chicago's TWELFTH GATE Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Chicago-based power metallers TWELFTH GATE have inked a deal with Season of Mist. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut, "Summoning", a couple of years back (released on Crash Music), the band has been busy writing and growing as a force to be reckoned with. With the addition of ex-OPPRESSOR guitarist Jim Stopper, TWELFTH ...

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MYTHIASIN Announce New Bassist, Prepare To Record Debut Album

Guitarist Mark Coglan of MYTHIASIN — the band fronted by former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin — has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We are VERY happy to announce our new bassist, Doug Truman. Doug played with Dave [Bellomo, drums], Star [Coglan, guitar] and I in a death/thrash band about ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST To Take Break From Live Shows

Norwegian black metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST have posted the following message on their official web site: "CARPATHIAN FOREST have decided to take a break from all live shows for the rest of 2005 and focus on completing the new album. CF will come back strong next year with the new album and another world tour!! CARPATHIAN ...

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ARCTURUS: European Tour Dates Announced

ARCTURUS will be teaming up with RED HARVEST (Oct. 1-16) and KILL THE THRILL (Oct. 17-28) for the "Shipwrecked In Europe 2005" tour beginning in early November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 24 - Rockefeller - Oslo, NOR Oct. 01 - KB - Malmö, SWE Oct. 02 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER Oct. 04 ...

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BESEECH: Swedish Release Parties Scheduled

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have scheduled two release parties in Sweden right after the European release of their new album, "Sunless Days". The details are as follows: Sep. 16 – Stockholm, SWE @ Tantogården (w/ IN GREY, MIST OF AVALON) Sep. 17 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Sticky Fingers The Gothenburg show will be filmed for ...

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Former GORGOROTH Drummer To Publish First Novel

Former GORGOROTH drummer Erlend Erichsen (who played on the "Incipit Satan" album) has finished work on his debut novel, entitled "Nasjonalsatanisten", which is scheduled to be released in October via Damm Forlag (major Norwegian publisher). The story of the novel is set in the early/mid-Nineties, when Norwegian black metal started to expand. Although the story ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST: New Album To Surface In January

According to a posting on Norwegian black metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST's official web site, Season of Mist has set a January 17, 2006 U.S. release date (one day earlier internationally) for the group's new album. "The band is almost finished with all recordings, only a few details left, and will decide where to mix the album ...

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CONFESSOR: 'Wig Stand' Audio Sample Posted Online

Reunited North Carolina-based progressive metallers CONFESSOR have uploaded an audio sample of a new song, entitled "Wig Stand", on the "Sounds" page of their official web site. "Wig Stand" is the first video from the group's upcoming full-length album, "Unraveled", due this fall via Season of Mist. As previously reported, CONFESSOR have scheduled ...

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MAYHEM Announce New Album Title

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have set "Ordo Ab Chao" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in late 2005/early 2006 via Season of Mist. The band's upcoming CD will mark their first release with vocalist Attila Csihar (TORMENTOR, ABORYM) since their 1993 album, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas". "Expect nothing but viciousness!!" the group ...

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GREEN CARNATION Postpone Mexican Tour

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei; BLOOD RED THRONE, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have postponed their previously announced Mexican tour. "After discussion with the promotor, GREEN CARNATION have agreed to postpone the possible Mexico tour this autumn, with the band still working to confirm shows in Europe later in 2005," reads ...

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DAGOBA Sign With SEASON OF MIST

France's DAGOBA have inked adeal with Season of Mist Records. The band will enter Antfarm studios in Denmark in September with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC) to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2006. DAGOBA made name for themselves in France, where their EMI-distributed self-titled debut album was a chart ...

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SOLEFALD Finish Recording First Part Of New Saga

Norway's SOLEFALD have finished recording the first part of their new saga, which is based on Viking mythology and history, entitled "Red for Fire, Black for Death". "Red for Fire: An Icelandic Odyssey Part 1" will be released through Season of Mist, worldwide before the end of 2005 and will quickly be followed by "Black ...

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