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

Australia's DESTRYER 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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DRY KILL LOGIC Begin Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

DRY KILL LOGIC will enter an upstate New York recording studio tomorrow, February 6th, to demo out nine new tracks for their forthcoming sophomore CD, which is tentatively due to be issued through Roadrunner Records at the end of the year. Among the titles that are set to appear on the forthcoming album are the ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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Archive News Aug 22, 2001

As exclusively reported here yesterday, HELLOWEEN have now officially confirmed the departures of lead guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch from the group's ranks. In a posting on the message board of HELLOWEEN's official web site last night, webmaster Tony offered the following statement on the matter: “Well…not much to tell you ...

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Archive News May 30, 2001

The 'I'm-talking-out-of-my-ass' quote of the day once again belongs to SLIPKNOT percussionist The Clown (aka Shawn Crahan), who inadvertently implied in a BBC interview that the third SLIPKNOT CD would not come out for another ten years: 'What people need to understand is we are always about ten years ahead of ourselves. I'm already thinking ...

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Archive News May 12, 2001

BIOHAZARD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Uncivilization opus, which has reportedly been pushed back to a September release through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe and Sanctuary Records in the US. Songs set to appear on the album are:

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01. Sellout

02. Population Control

03. Wide Awake

04. Getaway

05. Unified

06. Gone

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Archive News Apr 05, 2001 - update 2

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be taping an appearance on the Sally Jesse Raphael talk show this Monday, April 9th, at 11 am in NYC. The show topic is 'Broadway — Past &amp Present '.&nbsp An air date will be announced soon.


Former SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan has been in the ...

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Archive News Mar 30, 2001 - update 2

CRADLE OF FILTH have announced the track listing for the Bitter Suites To Succubi EP—the group's first release through their own AbraCadaver Records. Included on the seven-song CD will be four new songs, a sequel to “Black Goddess”, entitled simply 'Black Goddess II- Ebon Nemesis', as well as re-recordings of 'The Principle Of Evil Made ...

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