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POLTERCHRIST Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Pennsylvania-based death metallers POLTERCHRIST have signed a deal with France's Season of Mist Records. Drummer Brian Deal commented, "We are ecstatic about the signing. We have been sweating our blood into POLTERCHRIST for many years. It feels great. Our only goal has been to get our music out to the entire world. We're thrilled that ...

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GRIFFIN Enter Studio To Record Japanese Bonus Tracks

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN are currently in the studio recording a couple of cover songs for the Japanese edition of their third full-length album, "No Holds Barred". The CD, which will be released in Japan through Spiritual Beast Recods, will also include the video for the track "The Sentence". As previously reported, "No Holds Barred" ...

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MAYHEM Announce Release Date For 'Chimera'

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have set a March 29, 2004 release date through Season Of Mist Records for their new full-length CD, "Chimera". The album, which is currently being recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, will feature a musical direction that is being described by the band as "much more back ...

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GRIFFIN Sign Japanese Deal

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have signed a contract with Spiritual Beast for exclusive distribution of their third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", in Japan. As previously reported, "No Holds Barred" was recorded 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, ...

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DESTROYER 666 To Tour Australia For First Time In Three Years

Australia's DESTROYER 666, who are currently based in Holland, will be returning to Australian shores in December/January for their first national tour in three years. The band's "The Wolves Return" tour will see the band appearing at the Metal For The Brain Festival in December before performing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth for the ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Begin Work On New Material

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have begun writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Oculus Infernum", tentatively due in late 2004. "There's no working title as of yet but songs written so far are 'And Earth is Filled With Violence', 'The Glorification of Evil' and 'An Eternity with Satan'," the band write ...

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MAYHEM: Prepare For An Attack Like No Other!

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have vowed to go make their next studio effort, "Chimera", "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's "Grand Declaration of War", according to post on the band's web site. The group have also confirmed that they have have re-signed with Season Of Mist Records for the release ...

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GRIFFIN Film Video For 'The Sentence'

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have finished filming a video for the track "The Sentence". The song comes off the group's third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", which will be available on mailorder from www.hellionrecords.de beginning on October 30. "There's still some additional footage without the band remaining, but the whole thing is supposed ...

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MAYHEM Re-Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have re-signed with Season Of Mist Records for the release of their new album, "Chimera". The CD will be recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway during November/December and is scheduled for release during March 2004. According to an official press release from the label, the forthcoming CD ...

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The Burning Passion - DIVINE RAPTURE

Here's the solution: maybe death metal needs to take some time out from itself, perhaps the equivalent of a holiday in hell. Because if we hear one more band that sounds like a) MORBID ANGEL b) CANNIBAL CORPSE or c) MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE, we're going to scream. And we don't mean for the ...

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Review: KISS And AEROSMITH A Little Too Old To Rock All Night

Nick Carter of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed the KISS/AEROSMITH tour when it came through town Saturday night (September 6). " 'How y'all doing tonight?' bellowed KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley from the stage at Alpine Valley Music Theatre Saturday night. 'Everybody having a good time?' he asked. "What seemed like a long second elapsed between ...

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GRIFFIN: New Album Sound Clips Posted Online

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have posted sound clips of all the tracks from their forthcoming third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", at their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, "No Holds Barred" was recorded at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman ...

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ANATA To Release New Album In October

Swedish death metallers ANATA have set "Under A Stone With No Inscription" as the title for their third full-length album, due on October 6 through Earache/Wicked World Records. The 10-song effort was recorded and mixed in the spring at Studio Mega studios in Bollebygd and was mastered earlier this summer at Digitalfabriken in Gothenburg. ANATA's ...

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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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