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DISSECTION Announce New Album Title

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have set "Reinkaos" as the title of their long-awaited third album, tentatively due this spring via the band's own label, Black Horizon Music. "The ritualistic and black magical work on 'Reinkaos', which has taken 11 years to conduct as well as 11 months in the recording studio, has in the ...

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EXCRUCIATION, NEAERA, TREMORS Confirmed For Austria's METALLIGA OPEN AIR Festival

EXCRUCIATION, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, NEAERA and TREMORS have been confirmed for next year's Metalliga Open Air festival, set to take place June 16-17 in Dornbirn – Lustenau, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BITTERNESS (GER) BORN FROM PAIN (NL) CADAVERES (HU) CONTRAPTION (GER) DARK FUNERAL (SWE) DEW-SCENTED (GER) ENDSTILLE (GER) ...

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LENG TCH'E Book Studio Time For New Album

Belgian razorgrind outfit LENG TCH'E have booked studio time for the follow-up to their Relapse debut, "The Process Of Elimination". The new record has been given the tentative title of "Marasmus" and will be recorded in July 2006 at the Smart & Hard studios in Denmark by Jacob Bredahl. Mixing will take place at the ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL are the latest confirmed band for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY BLOODFLOWERZ FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL HEAVEN SHALL BURN KREATOR LENG TCH'E LUMSK MOONSPELL ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Long-running German thrashers KREATOR are the latest confirmed band for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY BLOODFLOWERZ FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL HEAVEN SHALL BURN KREATOR LENG TCH'E LUMSK ...

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LENG TCH'E Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Belgian grindcore quintet LENG TCH'E are the latest confirmed band for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY BLOODFLOWERZ FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL HEAVEN SHALL BURN LENG TCH'E LUMSK ...

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REGICIDE, UNDERTOW Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

REGICIDE and UNDERTOW are the latest confirmed bands for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL HEAVEN SHALL BURN LUMSK NEAERA NECROPHAGIST POTENTIA ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Austria's METALLIGA OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for next year's Metalliga Open Air festival, set to take place June 16-17 in Dornbirn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BITTERNESS (GER) BORN FROM PAIN (NL) CADAVERES (HU) CONTRAPTION (GER) DARK FUNERAL (SWE) DEW-SCENTED (GER) ENDSTILLE (GER) L'ESTARD (GER) PROJECT ...

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Alpha Males & Popular Girls - SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM

Known for releasing albums that not only challenge the listener, but also for giving new meaning to extreme music, Crucial Blast continues the pattern with SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM's "Alpha Males & Popular Girls". The debut full-length (after several splits and mini albums) from this New York/New Jersey band mixes spastic dissonant, sometimes grindcore-like and always artsy tunes ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA 2006 Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT are the latest confirmed band for the MetalMania 2006 festival, set to take place March 4, 2006 at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACID DRINKERS ANATHEMA CALIBAN CARPATHIAN FOREST HIERONYMUS BOSH HUNTER MOONSPELL NEVERMORE PAINMUSEUM SOILWORK TESTAMENT U.D.O. ...

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UNLEASHED Prepare To Record New Album

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED are in the final stages of pre-production for their new album and are slated to record the CD in January/February 2006 for a tentative summer release. In other news, UNLEASHED have confirmed the following festival appearances during 2006: Mar. 04 - Katowice, POL – Spodek (Metal Mania Festival) Jun. 16-17 ...

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From Mars to Sirius - GOJIRA

GOJIRA have, on their third album, unleashed an epic. This is a masterpiece on par with anything MESHUGGAH or MASTODON have released, that sort of massive, lumbering, seething wall of sound that the listener just can't help but become immersed in. "From Mars to Sirius" is a journey that'll take many listens to fully appreciate, ...

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Cannibal Massacre EP - LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR

Awesome Chicago old-school filth revivalists release a sure-to-be-collectible limited-edition three-inch CD (also available on 7" single, obviously without the video track). It's great for the tchotchke value — can you really have too many three-inch CDs in your collection? But musically, it's a bit disappointing. First of all, the "extended skin reaping mix" of "Cannibal ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA 2006 Festival

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the Metalmania 2006 festival, set to take place March 4, 2006 in Katowice, Poland. As previously reported, UNLEASHED filmed their entire performance at the Up From The Ground festival (August 26-27, 2005) for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. UNLEASHED had also shot their July ...

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WINTERS BANE: New Album Mastered

The new WINTERS BANE album, "Redivivus", has been mastered by RD Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND) and is now ready to be unleashed upon the metal world. "Redivivus" will be released by Spiritual Beast Records in Japan and Irond Records in Russia, with other label deals now being finalized. The drum tracks for the follow-up to ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI To Play Oslo This Weekend

BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), will make their next live appearance on Saturday, December 3 at John Dee in Oslo. The concert, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Body Map merchandise, will also include performances by GOTHMINISTER and ZENZOR. Fenriz of DARKTHRONE ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Schedule 'Metal Show Unleashed' Session

"The Metal Show", as heard weekly on Sundays on 92.3 FM WXTM in Cleveland, Ohio, is looking for fans interested in attending a special "Metal Show Unleashed" session. The session will feature Relapse recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN performing songs from their latest release, "Miss Machine", which was released on July 20, 2004. The ...

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NECROPHOBIC Begin Recording New Album

Swedish death metallers NECROPHOBIC have posted the following message on their official web site: "Today [Friday, November 25] we started the recording of the new, fifth full-length album. We will try to run a regular update regarding the progress of the recording process right here on the website. No titles of either the album or ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI To Record Full-Length Debut in December

BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), are currently spending their time writing and rehearsing new material for their next studio assault. "The new stuff is brutal beyond belief and true fans of quality thrash metal won't be disappointed," the band write in a ...

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UNLEASHED 'Ordered Off' X-MASS FESTIVALS Tour

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have posted the following message on their official web site: "Since the beginning of this year we have announced and promoted our confirmed participation on the X-Mass tour 2005 [with HYPOCRISY, EXODUS, NAGLFAR, WINTERSUN and FEAR MY THOUGHTS]. "According to the promoter Metallysee, Nuclear Blast Records have now sponsored the tour ...

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PRIMORDIAL: Tour With MORBID ANGEL Cancelled

Vocalist Nemtheanga of the Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The news has just come through that the tour with MORBID ANGEL is indeed cancelled, it looks like it was a money issue and once UNLEASHED dropped off the tour and no replacement found and ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Perform 'Unleashed' Session Next Week

FEAR FACTORY will perform a private "Unleashed" session for "The Metal Show" on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m. EST at the Lava Room Recording Studio (owned by ex-WARRANT guitarist Billy Morris) in Cleveland, Ohio. This listening party is by invitation only, and is limited to 30 people. To get an invitation to the show, ...

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Armageddon Over Wacken 2004 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Like the festival from which it is spawned, "Armageddon Over Wacken" is a mammoth undertaking, not for the faint of heart or elitist in spirit. A died-and-gone-to-metal-heaven bacchanal where DIO and MOTÖRHEAD slot next to BAL-SAGOTH, MAYHEM and CANNIBAL CORPSE — and they all end up sharing a stage with off-the-radar-screen bands like FEINSTEIN and ...

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TIGERTAILZ Cult Albums Finally Get American Release

In 1990 Welsh hard rock heroes TIGERTAILZ unleashed an album that would raise the standard for independent metal albums of the era. "Bezerk", released on the U.K.'s Music for Nations imprint, featured such anthems as "Noize Level Critical", "Sick Sex" and the band's calling card, "Love Bomb Baby", all of which helped fuel the album ...

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INCANTATION To Record New Album Next Spring

Pennsylvanian death/grind heavyweights INCANTATION have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have just returned from Europe and the Harvest Festivals with NILE, UNLEASHED, PUNGENT STENCH, BEHEMOTH and BELPHEGOR. The festival tour was a great success, the shows were some of the best we have ever done in Europe. All the bands ...

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