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GRIFFIN Complete Work On Third Album

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have finished recording their third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. In addition to co-producing the effort, Laiho laid down guest guitar and vocals on the CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in ...

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MAYHEM Classic To Be Reissued

MAYHEM's classic "Wolf's Lair Abyss" CD will be reissued through Candlelight USA on October 14. The recording continues the label's classic reissue series — adding to earlier reissues by ARCTURUS, FLEURETY and VED BUENS ENDE. Originally released in 1998 for the Misanthropy label, "Wolf Lair's Abyss" bridged the studio gap between full-length albums just after ...

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MAYHEM To Record New Album In The Mountains Of Norway

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have abandoned their plans to record their new album, "Chimera", at Puk Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. "Instead they will be bringing a mobile studio into the mountains of Norway for about five weeks or so," reads a statement on the band's official web site. "The drum tracks will probably be laid ...

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E-FORCE Complete Work On Debut Album

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have completed work on their debut album, "Evil Forces", due on October 20 through France's Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). "Evil Forces" was recorded at Wild Studio ...

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MAYHEM: Raping Humanity With Pride

MAYHEM's forthcoming album, "Chimera", will be recorded at Puk Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark over a four-five week period beginning in November. Among the working titles set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Rape Humanity With Pride 02. Chimera 03. Dark Night Of The Soul 04. Deathwhore The follow-up to 2000's "Grand Declaration ...

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MAYHEM Name Upcoming CD

Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM have set "Chimera" as the title for their next album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Season Of Mist Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Grand Declaration Of War" will be recorded at a Danish studio beginning in early November. No further details are available at this time. ...

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GRIFFIN To Support TNT In Norway

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN will open for legendary '80s hard rockers TNT at Samfundet in Trondheim, Norway on June 20. As previously reported, GRIFFIN's third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", is set to be recorded this July at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. "No ...

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GRIFFIN: No Holds Barred

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have set "No Holds Barred" as the title for their forthcoming CD third full-length album, which will be recorded this July at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. Among the songs set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. ...

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ROB ROCK Guitarist To Appear On TIWANAKU Debut

ROB ROCK axeman Rick Renstrom will be recording guitar solos for the debut CD from TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy. The as-yet-untitled effort is tentatively set to surface before the end of the year through Season Of Mist ...

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MACABRE To Release 'Murder Metal' In September

MACABRE are set to release their new full-length album, "Murder Metal", on September 23 through Season Of Mist Records. The album will be issued via a licensing agreement with Decomposed Records, an indie label owned and operated by the band and their management. This release will be a continuation of the group's 1993 classic "Sinister ...

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GRIFFIN: New Demo Samples Posted Online

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have posted MP3 samples of seven new demo/pre-production tracks at this location. All songs will appear on the band's forthcoming third full-length album, tentatively titled "Paranoia Overload", which will be recorded this July at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Complete Work On 'Oculus Infernum'

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have finally completed work on their new album, "Oculus Infernum", for a summer release through Arctic Music. A limited-edition (limited to 500 copies), gatefold vinyl version of the album will surface through Regimental Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Rex Infernum In ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman To Co-Produce GRIFFIN CD

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho will co-produce the next album by the Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN. Tentatively titled "Paranoia Overload", the CD will be recorded this July at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway and will be released in September through Norway's FaceFront Records. A demo/pre-production version of a track called "Praise The Rain", which ...

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NECROPHAGIA To Tour Europe

The current lineup of NECROPHAGIAKilljoy (vocals), Titta Tani (drums), Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards) — will embark on the European leg of their Necrotorture Tour 2003 during April/May. Support at all shows will come from Danish death metallers EXMORTEM. Confirmed dates are as follows: ...

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DEEP PURPLE, LYNYRD SKYNYRD To Tour Europe

DEEP PURPLE and LYNYRD SKYNYRD will be teaming up for a European tour in May/June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 29 – Schwung Hallen - Roeselare, BEL May 31 - Filaforum - Milan, ITA Jun. 01 – Campo Fiera - Conegliano Veneto (Treviso), ITA Jun. 03 – Palaghiaccio - Roma, ITA Jun. 04 – ...

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E-FORCE To Record 'Evil Forces' In May

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), will enter the studio in early May with producer Pierre Rémillard (CRYPTOPSY, KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS, KRISIUN) to record their debut album, "Evil Forces", due later in the year through France's Season Of ...

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E-FORCE Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have reportedly inked a deal with French label Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). The group's debut album is expected to surface later in the year. In related ...

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DEFILED Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Japan's DEFILED have inked a deal with Season of Mist Records. The group's fourth album, entitled "Divination", is scheduled for release on May 12. DEFILED play "progressive death metal with guttural vocals, hysteric guitars, insane bass and hyper-blasting drums, with a lots of tempo changes. Their style is very unique, twisted and technical," according to ...

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ANATA Prepare To Record New CD

Swedish death metallers ANATA will enter StudioMega in Bollebygd in February to begin recording their third full-length album, due in the summer via Earache/Wicked World Records. ANATA's last studio album, "Dreams Of Death And Dismay", was released in 2001 via Season Of Mist Records in Europe and Relapse Records in North America. ...

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DAWN OF RELIC To Release 'Lovecraftian Dark' In January

Finland's DAWN OF RELIC have set Jan. 20, 2003 as the release date through Season of Mist Records for their new album, "Lovecraftian Dark". The CD, which was recorded at Tico-Tico studios and mastered at Finnvox, will include special guest appearances by Alexi Ranta (THE BLACK LEAGUE), Mikko Hyttinen (R.M.S.), Jarno Juntunen (IGNIS FATUUS), and ...

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NECROPHAGIA To Release 'The Divine Art of Torture' In February

NECROPHAGIA — featuring mainman Killjoy, drummer Wayne Fabra Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards) — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Divine Art of Torture", due in February 2003 through Season Of Mist Records. It is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ...

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MAYHEM's BLASPHEMER On Side Project: 'People Should Fear Black Metal'

MAYHEM guitarist Blasphemer has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about his new side project, MEZZERSCHMITT, featuring fellow MAYHEM drummer Hellhammer and RED HARVEST keyboardist Lrz. According to Blasphemer, German magazines have refused to review the band's debut EP, "Weltherrschaft" (which translates as "World Rule"). "Germany said 'Fuck off,' , because it's too brutal, because I fuck ...

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THE GATHERING Shift EP Units, Plan Full-Length Album In January

Holland's THE GATHERING have reportedly shipped over 11,500 copies of their Black Light District EP since its Internet release on June 24th. The CD is being distributed through Suburban/Bertus for the Benelux territory and through Season of Mist for the French territory. In other news, THE GATHERING have completed work on a new full-length album ...

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Ex-CRIMSON GLORY Singer Gets Busy On Several Fronts

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, and ex-NOCTURNUS members Mike Davis (guitar) and Emo Mowery (bass) have set TIWANAKU as the name of their new group, which is currently writing material for their debut CD, due in early 2003 through Season Of Mist Records. Black, who left SEVEN WITCHES in June due to "personal ...

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NECROPHAGIA Announce New Drummer

NECROPHAGIA have added a new full-time drummer in the shape of DAEMONIA skinsman Titta Tani. As previously reported, NECROPHAGIA—whose line-up is completed by Killjoy (vocals), bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards)—will shortly begin recording their new album, The Divine Art Of Torture, for a Halloween released ...

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NECROPHAGIA Part With PHILIP ANSELMO, Revamp Line-Up

NECROPHAGIA have parted ways with PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and have revamped their line-up with the addition of Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards). The band—completed by mainman Killjoy and drummer Wayne Fabra—will shortly begin recording their new album, The Divine Art Of Torture, for a Halloween ...

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Former NOCTURNUS Duo Enlist ex-CRIMSON GLORY Singer For New Band

Former NOCTURNUS guitarist Mike Davis and bassist/vocalist Emo Mowery have enlisted SEVEN WITCHES/ex-CRIMSON GLORY singer Wade Black for their as-yet-unnamed new project, according to an update issued by Season Of Mist Records. The new group will reportedly be "much more aggressive and versatile" than NOCTURNUS, according to Mowery. ...

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MAYHEM Begin Work On New CD, Issue Vinyl Box Set

Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have commenced work on a new studio album, which is not expected to surface before late 2002/early 2003. In other news, Season of Mist Records will release the MAYHEM catalogue on vinyl as part of a limited-edition box set. Deathcrush, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Wolf's Lair Abyss and Grand Declaration ...

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DESTRÖYER 666 Announce Release Date For "Cold Steel..." CD

Australia's DESTRÖYER 666 are holed up in a studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes (i.e. ENSLAVED, GEHENNA, CARPATHIAN FOREST) recording their fourth studio album, entitled Cold Steel For An Iron Age, for an April 22nd release through Season Of Mist Records. In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at the ...

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