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Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds that Go Undone - AKERCOCKE

England's AKERCOCKE are in a class by themselves, one of those bands that remains rooted in a death metal style without ever being limited by it. Those choosing to walk the path of the band's sinister and overtly Satanic tapestry of extremity were richly rewarded by albums like the brilliant "Choronzon", one that mixed crushing ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE: Member Changes In Time For European Tour

Norwegian death metallers BLOOD RED THRONE have underone several lineup changes during the recent weeks. New members Vald (vocals) and Anders (drums) will be joining Død, Tchort and Erlend for their upcoming European tour with MORTICIAN and AKERCOCKE this coming November. According to guitarist and founding member Død, former vocalist Mr. Hustler could no longer ...

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AKERCOCKE To Tour Europe With MORTICIAN, BLOOD RED THRONE

After crushing the U.K. in October with a brace of shows and the unleashing of the beast that is new album "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", British Satanic metallers AKERCOCKE have announced they will be teaming up with MORTICIAN and BLOOD RED THRONE to lay waste to the continent that will formerly ...

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AKERCOCKE: New Songs Posted Online

Two brand-new AKERCOCKE tracks, "Verdelet" and "The Penance", have been posted online at www.myspace.com/akercocke. The songs come off the U.K. black/death metallers' fourth album, "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", tentatively due in early 2006 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Choronzon", "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" ...

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AKERCOCKE Begin Recording New Album

U.K. death metallers AKERCOCKE have once again entered their very own Goat of Mendes studios in West London to record their fourth album. Tentatively titled "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", the CD promises to be the band's most ambitious project to date. "The new material is a progression again from 'Choronzon'," explains ...

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AKERCOCKE: New Axeman Aboard

U.K. death metallers AKERCOCKE have officially announced the addition of former BERZERKER guitarist Matt Wilcock to the group's ranks. "After surviving his recent Satanic baptism with great aplomb at a one-off show in Hamburg, Mr. Wilcock was offered the position, which he duly accepted," according to a press release. "The Satanic death metallers are currently ...

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AKERCOCKE To Play First Gig Since Guitarist's Departure

The U.K.'s premier (and best dressed!) death metallers AKERCOCKE are set to play an exclusive one-off show at Headbangers Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany on Thursday, March 17. The gig will mark the group's first live performance since guitarist Paul Scanlan left the band (he has since been replaced by ex-BERZERKER guitarist Matt Wilcock). Also appearing ...

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VEHEMENCE: Live Video Posted Online

Arizona-based death metallers VEHEMENCE have posted a live video for their track "By Your Bedside" at this location (Windows Media). The clip was filmed on June 8, 2004 at The Mason Jar in Phoenix, Arizona. Photos from the band's recently completed tour with MORTICIAN and AKERCOCKE have been posted online at

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AKERCOCKE Split With Guitarist

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have parted ways with guitarist Paul Scanlan. "The other members of the band feel that an injection of new blood would be the best way to achieve maximum creativity shaping their second album for Earache Records," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Scanlan's contribution to the ...

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VEHEMENCE Forced To Skip Toronto Show

Due to circumstances beyond their control, Arizona-based melodic death metallers VEHEMENCE were unable to play their previously announced Toronto show at Club Rockit on Wednesday, October 27. "Big disappointment for us, as this is our second Toronto show we were unable to play," the band said in a statement. "Last time our vocalist Nathan got ...

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EARACHE RECORDS Announces CODEBREAKER Licensing Deal

Earache Records have signed a licensing deal with fast-rising U.K. label Codebreaker Records for the North American territory. The deal will see releases from the likes of ZATOKREV, ABANDON and FIGURE OF MERIT released across North America, and subsequent albums unleashed by Codebreaker will all see a full U.S. release. Codebreaker Records, despite being a ...

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MANTICORE Forced To Cancel Shows Due To Lineup Problems

Ohio-based black/death metal-merchants MANTICORE have had to unexpectedly drop out of their upcoming scheduled dates supporting MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, and VEHEMENCE in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Long Island, New York due to sudden lineup problems. Long-running U.S. black metal act ABAZAGORATH will replace MANTICORE at New York's upcoming Deathtoberfest, headlined by VITAL REMAINS, on Saturday, October ...

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VITAL REMAINS To Headline New York's DEATHTOBERFEST 2K4

VITAL REMAINS, featuring Glen Benton of DEICIDE, have been confirmed as the headliners of Deathtoberfest 2K4, set to take place on Saturday, October 23 at The Backstage in Woodmere, New York. Also scheduled to appear are MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, RITE OF DARKNESS (performing a special set in honor of BATHORY), VEHEMENCE, THE CHASM, DIMENTIANON, MANTICORE, GNOSIS, ...

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MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, VEHEMENCE: Tampa Show Cancelled

MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE and VEHEMENCE were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at The Masquerade in Tampa, FL Sunday night (Sept. 26) due to the threat of Hurricane Jeanne. The bands reportedly took off and left the state after their Orlando date Saturday night just as the hurricane was making landfall on Florida's east coast. The ...

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MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, VEHEMENCE: More Tour Dates Announced

More tour dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE and VEHEMENCE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 22 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub Sep. 23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (w/ DIMENTIANON) Sep. 24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room (w/ ORGANIC INFEST) ...

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MORTICIAN: New Album Cover Posted Online

New York-based death metallers MORTICIAN have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Re-Animated Dead Flesh", at this location. The follow-up to 2003's "Darkest Day of Horror" is tentatively scheduled for release this fall through Crash Music Inc. MORTICIAN are scheduled to launch a U.S. tour with AKERCOCKE and VEHEMENCE later this ...

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THE CHASM: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new THE CHASM track, entitled "Fortress", has been posted online at this location. "Fortress" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Spell of Retribution", due on November 8 through the Earache subsidiary Wicked World Records. Comprising 10 tracks with a running time of over 66 minutes, "The Spell of Retribution" represents THE ...

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MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, VEHEMENCE Tour Dates Announced

MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE and VEHEMENCE will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 22 - Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub Sep. 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (w/ DIMENTIANON) Sep. 26 - Tampa, FL - The Masquerade Sep. 28 - New Orleans, LA ...

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VEHEMENCE Announce Tour Dates

VEHEMENCE, the Phoenix, Arizona-based melodic death metallers, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jul. 30 - El Paso, TX - The Key Lounge Jul. 31 - Juarez, Mexico - Planet Rock Aug. 02 – Houston, TX - Engine Room Aug. 03 – TBA Aug. 04 - TBA Aug. 05 - Harlingen, ...

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IN AETERNUM: The 'Ugly Truth' About European Tour Revealed

Bloodstone Entertainment has posted video footage of the Swedish death metal band IN AETERNUM on their European tour. "This movie shows the ugly truth about their trip to the U.K. and back home," reads a posting on the site. On Friday, June 4, IN AETERNUM left Sweden for a European tour with DEICIDE, AKERCOCKE and ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Announce New Keyboardist

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have announced the addition of keyboardist Pete to the group's ranks. "[Pete] was actually a stand-in when Mike left five years ago," the band write on their web site. "He had other commitments at the time so he couldn't continue." HECATE ENTHRONED are continuing their search for a new vocalist ...

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AKERCOCKE To Perform At METAL HAMMER Awards

U.K.'s leading satanic metallers AKERCOCKE been nominated in Metal Hammer magazine's second Golden God Awards in the "Best Underground Act" category. In addition, the group have been chosen by the Metal Hammer editors to play live at the awards ceremony on Monday, June 7 at The Ocean in Hackney, London. AKERCOCKE will be joining other ...

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DEICIDE: More European Tour Dates Added

More dates have been added to DEICIDE's upcoming European headlining tour. Support at all shows will come from AKERCOCKE, MYSTIC CIRCLE and IN AETERNUM. The trek is shaping up as follows: Jun. 05 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Dynamo Festival Jun. 08 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Jun. 09 - Newport, UK @ Tj’s Jun. ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Launch Vocalist Search, Post New Song Online

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have launched a search for a new vocalist and keyboardist following the recent departure of singer Dean and keyboardist Daz. "Both applicants must possess a professional attitude, be enthusiastic and have the ability to write with the band," the group write on their web site. "Own equipment and transport are ...

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AKERCOCKE Confirmed For Portugal's BARROSELAS METALFEST VII

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have been confirmed for the Steel Warriors' Rebellion Barroselas Metalfest VII, scheduled to take place April 16-18 in Barroselas, Portugal. The following bands have been confirmed to appear at the festival so far: AKERCOCKE MACHETAZO ZUBROWSKA DEMONIZER VORKREIST GOLDENPYRE NECROSE THERIOMORPHIC MORTE I. DEITY OF C. BERSERK HATE ...

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