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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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ARCTURUS: New Song Posted Online

A live recording of a new ARCTURUS track, entitled "Demon Painter", has been posted online at this location (8.5 MB). "Demon Painter" is expected to appear on the band's upcoming album, "Sideshow Symphonies" tentatively due in September via Season Of Mist. ARCTURUS, whose current lineup includes DIMMU BORGIR bassist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS ...

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Alberta's WHIPLASH OPEN-AIR FESTIVAL Postoned

The organizers of the the first-ever Whiplash Open-Air Festival, which was set to take place September 3-4 in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada, have issued the following statement: "Due to the recent confirmation of the Gigantour coming to Alberta on September 6 & 8, 2005, we have decided it would be in the fans best interest for ...

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GREEN CARNATION Seek New Record Deal

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei; BLOOD RED THRONE, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), fulfilled their contractual obligations to Season of Mist with their fourth release, "The Quiet Offspring", which came out earlier this year. Tchort recently finished writing the material for the second part of the "The Chronicles of Doom" trilogy ...

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CONFESSOR: Oslo Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Vocalist Scott Jeffreys of the reunited progressive doom-metal legends CONFESSOR has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "CONFESSOR will be heading to Oslo, Norway to play the Sonic Solstice festival put on by Season of Mist Records. Also appearing will be ARCTURUS, RED HARVEST, NATTEFROST and TSJUDER. Season of Mist is putting together a huge ...

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ARCTURUS Name New Album

Norway's ARCTURUS, now featuring DIMMU BORGIR bassist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, ex-BORKNAGAR, LAMENTED SOULS) on lead vocals, have set "Sideshow Symphonies" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in September via Season Of Mist. A live DVD recorded at the band's September 24, 2005 concert at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway is said ...

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GORGOROTH: New Album Update

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have posted the following update on their official web site: "The recordings of the upcoming album, 'Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam', progress steadily. Infernus [guitar] and King [bass] have been in a studio in Spydeberg (Norway) for the past weeks where they have recorded bass and guitar. They have brought the tapes ...

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GORGOROTH: London Show Cancelled

According to a posting on the GORGOROTH web site, the promoters of the band's previously announced August 13 show in London have cancelled the gig "due to financial reasons." The group's next live appearance will take place on July 2 at the With Full Force festival in Leipzig, Germany. GORGOROTH recently spent time in the ...

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Western Canada's First-Ever WHIPLASH OPEN-AIR FESTIVAL Scheduled For September

ACANTHA, BLACKSKY, CESSATE, DECIPHER, DIVINITY, NECROBIOSIS, NECRONAUT, OPERATION WINTER MIST, SUFFERANCE and WORMBOX are among the bands confirmed for the first-ever Whiplash Open-Air Festival, set to take place September 3-4 in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada. Nestled in the gorgeous foothills near Calgary, Alberta, Strathmore is the perfect location for such an event. Whiplash will be modelled ...

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish doom/death metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR, the band featuring ex-AMORPHIS/current AJATTARA singer Pasi Koskinen, will release their new self-titled album on August 3 via Spinefarm Records. The low-priced CD will feature rare and unreleased material from the group, including tracks from the band's first demo, "Alone in the Mist", and a new song called "Sleeping ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Announce New Guitarist

Philadelphia metal act SINGLE BULLET THEORY have announced the addition of guitarist Dan Loughry to the group's ranks. Dan is best known for his work with technical death metal band POLTERCHRIST (Season of Mist Records) and "will be a fantastic attribute to the next SBT disc," according to a press release. SINGLE BULLET THEORY are ...

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ABSU To Release Two-CD/LP Anthology Of Rarities

Osmose Productions has announced the release of ABSU's "Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001", a double CD and LP anthology, due out in September 2005. The collection of songs, compiled by Equitant and re-mastered by Proscriptor, will feature tracks recorded by the band never featured on any of ABSU's five official releases. "This is not a posthumous ...

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THE OLD DEAD TREE Complete Work On New Album

French gothic metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE have completed work on their new album, "The Perpetual Motion", at Stage One studio in Germany within with producer Andy Classen. The follow-up to 2003's "The Nameless Disease" is scheduled for release on August 29 through Season of Mist. "We feel very enthusiastic about the 12 new songs ...

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RED HARVEST Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Norway's RED HARVEST have inked a deal with Season of Mist. "We have already started writing new material and we're pretty sure that Season Of Mist will be a great partner to help us spread total paranoia and destructive thoughts to the globe," the band write on their web site. "We would like to thank ...

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CONFESSOR Begin Recording New Album

Vocalist Scott Jeffreys of the reunited progressive doom-metal legends CONFESSOR has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "CONFESSOR has just started recording for the full-length record, 'Unraveled'. We are currently laying down drum tracks at Osceola Studio in Raleigh, NC. with legendary producer Dick Hodgin (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH) and Grammy-nominated engineer ...

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR: Release Date Set For Self-Titled Album

Spinefarm Records has set a July 27 release date for the self-titled album from Finnish doom/death metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR, the band featuring ex-AMORPHIS/current AJATTARA singer Pasi Koskinen. The low-priced CD will feature rare and unreleased material from the group, including tracks from the band's first demo, "Alone in the Mist", and a new song ...

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GORGOROTH: More Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have lined up the following dates during the coming months: May 14 - C4 - Islikon, SWI May 16 - Hulen - Bergen, NOR Jul. 02 - With Full Force Festival - Leipzig, GER Aug. 13 - Underworld - London, UK GORGOROTH recently spent time in the studio recording their new ...

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ZARATHUSTRA Complete Work On New EP: Audio Available

German black metal band ZARATHUSTRA have completed work on a new EP, entitled "Contempt", at Sweden's Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST). The group spent nine days in the studio working on the follow-up to their "Perpetual Black Force" CD, which will be released in May via Undercover Records in a strictly limited and hand-numbered edition ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH: BBC Session Available For Download

On March 18, British black metallers ANAAL NATHRAKH went to the Maida Vale studios to record a lvie session for the BBC Radio One broadcasting. They did so with the impressive line-up of V.I.T.R.I.O.L. (vocals), Mick "Irrumator" Kenney (lead guitar), Ventnor (guitar), Shane Embury (bass, NAPALM DEATH) and Nick Barker (drums, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU ...

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CONFESSOR Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Season of Mist has announced the signing of the progressive doom-metal legends, CONFESSOR. Emerging from over a decade of hibernation, the band has returned to form, hungrier and more focused than ever. Once dubbed "The world's most obstinately technical metal band," CONFESSOR will again continue to make the words "heavy" synonymous with "progressive" and "provocative" ...

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