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E-FORCE Announce French Gig

E-FORCE, the new band fronted by former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, will be performing in Bidache in the south of France on Friday, November 12. Also appearing on the bill will be AVULSED, KILLERS, PHENIX and PACEMAKER. More information is available at this location. E-FORCE's current lineup is rounded out by Dennis Rousell ...

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MARDUK Announce New Album Title, Track Listing

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have set "Plague Angel" as the title of their ninth album, tentatively due in mid-November via Regain Records. The CD, which was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden, will be the band's first release with new singer Mortuus (previously a member of FUNERAL MIST and TRIUMPHATOR under the alias Arioch). ...

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GREEN CARNATION Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have parted ways with drummer Anders Kobro. A replacement has been found in the shape of Tommy Jackson, a longtime fan and friend of the band. "Anders is a metal drummer and most of all, an extreme metal drummer," Tchort said ...

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MAYHEM Begin Writing New Material

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have commenced the songwriting process for their next album, tentatively due in October/November 2005 through Season Of Mist. The band, who will be taking part in this fall's edition of the "Blackest of the Black" tour alongside DANZIG, DOYLE (featuring ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle), DEVILDRIVER, DEATH ANGEL and EYES OF FIRE, will ...

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MARDUK Finish Recording Basic Tracks For New CD

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have finished tracking the drums, guitars and bass for their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in November. The band will soon return to Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden to begin recording the vocals, according to a posting on their web site. The group's forthcoming CD will be their first recording with ...

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GORGOROTH: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have announced the details of their upcoming Mexican tour. The dates are as follows: Nov. 11 – TBA - Toluca, MEX Nov. 12 – TBA - Monterrey, MEX Nov. 13 - Huerta del STIC - San Luis Potosi, MEX Nov. 14 - Lopez Mateos Arena - Mexico City, MEX As previously ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Finalize Track Listing For New Album

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have finalized the track listing for their second full-length album, "Domine Non Es Dignus", due on November 2 through Season Of Mist Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Codex Necro" was recorded at Necrodeath studios and contains no "keyboards, vocal distortion or harmonizers," according to a posting on the ...

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GORGOROTH To Tour Europe With 1349

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH are planning on embarking on a European tour with 1349 in October, according to a posting on the band's web site. A mini-tour of Mexico is scheduled for November. As previously reported, GORGOROTH are rumored to be on the verge of signing a new record deal with the French label Season ...

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GORGOROTH To Sign With SEASON OF MIST?

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH are rumored to be on the verge of signing a new record deal with the French label Season of Mist. The band, who were previously signed to Nuclear Blast Records, have completed the songwriting process for their upcoming album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", and will be holding drummer auditions later this ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Set Release Date For New Album

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have set a November 2 release date through Season Of Mist Records for their second full-length album, "Domine Non Es Dignus". The follow-up to 2001's "The Codex Necro" is being recorded at Necrodeath studios and will include the following cuts, among others: "Revaluation of All Value", "To Err Is ...

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MARDUK Confirmed For Italy's AGGLUTINATION METAL FESTIVAL

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have been confirmed for the Agglutination Metal Festival on August 12 in Chiaromonte, Italy. Also set to appear are IRON SAVIOUR, CRYSTAL BALL, NOVEMBRE, CENTURION, THY MAJESTIE, RAIN, NAMELESS CRIME, DISGUISE and WALKYRIA. For more information, visit www.agglutination.it. As previously reported, MARDUK recently entered Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Name New Album

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have set "Domine Non Es Dignus" as the title of their second full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Season Of Mist Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Codex Necro" is being recorded at Necrodeath studios and will include the following cuts, among others: "Revaluation ...

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MARDUK Pull Out Of Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Rock the Nations festival in Istanbul, Turkey "due to [the] incompetence of the organizer," according to a posting on the group's web site. "The band was stranded on the airport in Sweden trying to pick up tickets that the organizer hadn't booked," the ...

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Label: Singer MANIAC Has Not Left MAYHEM

MAYHEM's record label, Seasons of Mist, has dismissed as untrue rumors of singer Maniac's departure from the group. Their statement on the matter is as follows: "The fast-traveling rumor that informs the reader and listener on Maniac parting ways with MAYHEM and Attila Csihar joining the band is not true. There are currently no plans ...

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MARDUK To Enter Studio In July

Swedish black metallers MARDUK will enter Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden in mid-July to begin recording their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in November. So far, only one songtitle has been confirmed to appear on the upcoming CD — "Throne of Rats", which the group performed live at the Motala Metal Festival last month. Also ...

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MAYHEM: Previously Unreleased Track To See Light Of Day

A previously unreleased MAYHEM track, "Anno Vampir" (said to be the first song ever written by the group's present lineup), will be included on an upcoming Season Of Mist two-disc compilation of bands from the label. The collection is scheduled for release on September 24. In other news, MAYHEM are negotiating with Phillip Burtem to ...

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'Infernal Gathering' Compilation Due In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 29 U.S. release date for "Infernal Gathering, The Second Chapter", a collection of headline artists that performed at the 4th annual Inferno Festival this past April. Norway's Inferno Festival has, in its short time, established itself as one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. With ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Enter Studio To Record New Album

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH are currently at Necrodeath studios recording their second full-length album, tentatively due in September through Season Of Mist Records. Songs set to appear on the CD include "Revaluation of All Value", "To Err Is Human, To Dream – Futile" and "Procreation of the Wretched". ...

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MARDUK: New Live Photos Posted Online

Swedish black metallers MARDUK made their live debut with new singer Mortuus (previously a member of FUNERAL MIST and TRIUMPHATOR under the alias Arioch) on Saturday, May 1 at the Motala Metal Festival in Motala, Sweden. Photos of the group's performance have been posted online at the Tartarean Desire web site. Check them ...

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CARNIVAL IN COAL Sign With ELITIST RECORDS

French duo CARNIVAL IN COAL have inked a multi-album deal with Earache/Elitist Records. With three albums under their belt so far ("Viva La Vida", "French Cancan" and "Fear Not" — all released by Kodiak/Season Of Mist), the band have already built a large following of like-minded weirdos. Fans are hooked on their scatlogical lyrics and ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Offers His Side Of The Story Behind His Dismissal From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued a personal statement explaining his side of the story behind his dismissal from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). ...

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GRIFFIN Singer Suffers Heart Attack, Band's Future 'Unclear'

Pete Beck, singer for the Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN, has suffered a heart attack, and is currently recovering at a local hospital. "At this moment, we don't know anything about his future condition, and if he'll be able to perform at the forthcoming gigs, including the Wacken Open Air festival," the band said in a ...

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TSJUDER Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Norwegian black metallers TSJUDER have inked a deal with France's Season of Mist. The group, who issued two albums through Drakkar Productions, will enter the studio in July to record their third CD, entitled "Desert Northern Hell". A fall release is expected. TSJUDER's second album, "Demonic Possession", was issued in 2002. ...

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E-FORCE To Debut New Lineup At French Gig

Former VOIVOD and current E-FORCE frontman Eric Forrest has relocated to Toulouse, France "due to personal and business reasons. I got married to Nathalie Denaclara (FMR 89.1 / Havana Cafe) last September," says Eric. As a result of Forrest's move, E-FORCE's lineup has been completely revamped. Joining Eric in the new band are Lewis Leveque ...

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AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS To Team Up For European Tour

AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS and an as-yet-unannounced third band will be joining forces for a European tour beginning on October 8 in Hamburg, Germany. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 08 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Oct. 09 - Osnabrück, GER @ Lagerhalle Oct. 10 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Oct. 11 - Zaandam, ...

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GREEN CARNATION: European Dates Announced

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: May 06 – Dublin, IRE @ TBA (acoustic show) May 08 – Dublin, IRE @ TBA May 09 – Belfast, IRE @ TBA May 29 – Leipzig, GER @ Wave ...

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MAYHEM: 'Chimera' Artwork Revealed

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Chimera", at (get your magnifying glasses ready, people) this location. The group have also finalized the track listing for the CD, which is scheduled to be released on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season ...

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GRIFFIN: Video Posted Online

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have posted their video for the song "The Sentence" at their official web site (go to the "Visuals" section). "The Sentence" comes off GRIFFIN's third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", which was recorded at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi ...

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