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DEMONIC CHRIST To Record New Album In November

DEMONIC CHRIST guitarist/vocalist Dana Duffey Clayton has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "New album to be recorded! Details: Dana is in the process of writing new material for the upcoming DEMONIC CHRIST opus. It is confirmed that long time comrade, Proscriptor McGovern (ABSU) will be drumming on the new album and fellow old-schooler, Lord ...

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THE LEGION Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, featuring current MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have parted ways with vocalist Anders Fäldt. "We are currently seeking a replacement — someone capable of and willing to handle the duty full time," the band write on their web site. To facilitate the vocalist-search process, THE LEGION have made available a pre-production ...

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MARDUK Drummer Was Protecting Friend When Attacked With Baseball Bat

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, featuring current MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have issued the following statement regarding the incident over the weekend that resulted in Emil suffering a broken arm and unable to embark on MARDUK's previously announced European tour: "On Saturday night [February] 12th, our drummer Emil and a close friend to the band ...

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THE LEGION Complete Songwriting For New Album

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, featuring current MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have posted the following message regarding the recording sessions for the group's sophomore album: "We now have nine pieces of whirling chaos finished and we’re really looking forward to start the recording. Unfortunately, the recording might be delayed a while because of Emil's touring ...

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THE LEGION To Enter Studio In Early 2005

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION are busy writing songs for the follow-up to last year's debut album, "Unseen to Creation". "Seven tracks are completed so far and the new material will for sure surpass anything we’ve ever done before," the band write on their web site. "We are planning to start the recording of this ...

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ABSU/MELECHESH Drummer Becomes A Father

Congratulations are in order for ABSU/MELECHESH drummer/vocalist Proscriptor (Russ R. Givens) and his wife Tiamatsu (Cristal A. Givens), who became the proud parents of a "wonderful" daughter, Saxon, earlier today (Sept. 21). In other news, Proscriptor has completed the drum tracks for an extreme epic metal project guided by guitar virtuoso Magnus Thorsen. A full-length ...

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NIBIRU: Demo CD Out Now

NIBIRU, the long-running project featuring Overlord of cult U.S. black metal band CRIMSON MOON, have officially released a demo CD through Kthulu Productions. The CD, which is limited to 300 copies, contains eight tracks with a running time of 30 minutes. Described as "epic, sold, dark and atmospheric occult metal," it features the following track ...

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Swedish Heavy Metal Band VIPERINE Sign With METAL RULES RECORDS

Metal Rules Records has signed the Swedish heavy metal band VIPERINE to an international deal. Founded in 2002, VIPERINE features ex-members of Lion Music recording artists WINTERLONG. The VIPERINE line-up consists of Hussni Mörsare (vocals), Payre Kankanranta (guitar), Erik Tornberg (bass), and Matt Buffalo (drums). Their debut CD of classic, bone-crushing, heavy power metal is ...

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ABSU/MELECHESH's PROSCRIPTOR To Launch New Record Label

ABSU/MELECHESH drummer/vocalist Proscriptor (a.k.a Russ R. Givens) is launching a unique and revolutionary label, Tarot Productions, this summer. "My objective is to furnish the underground communities with high quality releases, the first of which will be my solo project titled PROSCRIPTOR'S 'THOTH MUSIC(K)' limited to 500 vinyl Eps," he says. "Rare and limited releases from ...

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BLOODSHED: New Recording To Be Issued As 7" Single

Swedish death/black metallers BLOODSHED will have their recently completed three-song promotional recording, "Blade Eleventh", released as a 7" vinyl single through Horrorfiend Records. Horrorfiend is also going to release 7" singles from ABSU, MANIAC BUTCHER and EQUIMANTHORN. In other news, BLOODSHED have been confirmed for the Bands Battle festival, a three-day event set to take ...

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POSSESSED Tribute Album: U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has set May 18 as the U.S. release date for the POSSESSED tribute album, entitled "Tribute To Possessed... Seven Gates of Horror". The mid-priced recording features selections from CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, VADER and many other metal notables. Included on the CD is an appearance by POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra as a special ...

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THE LEGION To Embark On Finnish Tour

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION will be teaming up with FUNERAL FEAST and CARCASE INC. for a short Finnish tour in late April. The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 21 – Helsinki, FIN @ Stella Star Club Apr. 22 - T.B.A., FIN @ TBA Apr. 23 – Turku, FIN @ TVO Apr. 24 ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, VADER Among Bands On POSSESSED Tribute CD

Holland's Karmageddon Media has just issued a tribute CD to the legendary San Francisco Bay Area death metallers POSSESSED. Entitled "Tribute To Possessed... Seven Gates of Horror", the album features "some of the most respected names in the scene paying tribute to this legendary act," according to an official press release. Included on the CD ...

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THE LEGION To Tour Europe In February

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION are planning a European tour that will kick off before the end of February. "We might also do a one-off gig in our hometown Jönköping together with INSISION sometime in January," the band write on their web site. "Still, neither the tour or the gig has been confirmed yet but ...

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EQUIMANTHORN Reform, Announce New Album

EQUIMANTHORN, the acclaimed Sumerian and ambient "supergroup" led by Equitant (ABSU, EQUITANT) and Proscriptor (ABSU, MELECHESH), have reformed. Joining Equitant and Proscriptor in the group are Mark Riddick, Michael Riddick (both of THE SOIL BLEEDS BLACK), and David Harbour (DAVID HARBOUR, ex-KING DIAMOND, CHASTAIN). The band's third opus, "Second Sephira Cella", is currently being recorded ...

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THE LEGION: New Song Posted Online

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION have posted a new song, titled "Those Beyond", at this location. "Those Beyond" comes off the group's forthcoming debut album, "Unseen To Creation", tentatively due in October through France's Listenable Records. The album, which is being recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren, will reportedly feature "eight ...

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MELECHESH Hard At Work On 'Sphynx'

MELECHESH, who feature in their ranks ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern, are currently at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden recording their third album for Osmose Productions, titled "Sphynx". Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Incendium Between Mirage and Time 02. Of Mercury ...

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ABSU's PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN Suffers Serious Hand Injury

On June 23rd, ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern was involved in serious hand/wrist injury, which has forced him to quit playing drums for at least a couple of months. His orthopedic surgeon says that the scaphoid bone in his wrist has been completely shattered and will take reconstructive surgery to mend it back together. This means ...

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ABSU: No MILWAUKEE METALFEST Appearance Scheduled

Despite the fact that their name is listed on the event's official web site, ABSU will not be performing at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, according to drummer/co-founder Proscriptor McGovern. No reason was given for ABSU's non-appearance at the festival. As previously reported, ABSU parted ways with bassist/vocalist Equitant Ifernain last month and are currently seeking ...

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ABSU Part Ways With EQUITANT IFERNAIN

ABSU have parted ways with bassist/vocalist Equitant Ifernain and are currently seeking a replacement. Here is drummer/co-founder Proscriptor McGovern's official statement on the matter: "On behalf of ABSU and myself, we are unfortunate to announce the departure of co-founder/guitarist/bassist/songwriter Equitant Ifernain from the band. Due to several confounding circumstances, Equitant has decided to pursue other ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC Dates Announced

The Gods Of War tour, featuring MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE, will hit the following North American cities during the coming weeks: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) - Pittsburgh, PA Apr. 29 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH May 01 - The Emerson ...

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ABSU Drummer Among Leading Candidates To Join SLAYER

ABSU percussionist Proscriptor (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens) is a strong candidate to fill the vacant SLAYER drummer slot following the departure of Paul Bostaph, who left the group last December due to a chronic elbow injury. Although the drummer has yet to be officially offered the position, Givens reportedly auditioned with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King ...

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Mar 24, 2001 - update 2

MUDVAYNE were forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour due to frontman Chad (Kud) Gray's ongoing vocal cord problems, which are a result of an injury which occurred when the band was touring the American west coast last month.

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In an official statement from the band, drummer ...

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