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DESPISED ICON Begins Recording New Album

Singer Alex Erian of the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We've been in the studio [recording our new album] for about two weeks now. The drums were recorded with a click track/metronome and the result is tight as fuck. Seriously, some of the parts ...

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STATIC-X: Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

STATIC-X will release its new album, "Cannibal", on April 3. The track listing is as follows: 01. Cannibal 02. No Submission 03. Behemoth 04. Chemical Logic 05. Destroyer 06. Forty Ways 07. Chroma-matic 08. Cuts You Up 09. Reptile 10. Electric Pulse 11. Goat 12. Team Hate "If you want a taste of the musical ...

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MOONSPELL: 'Memorial' Certified Gold In Portugal

MOONSPELL's "Memorial" has been certifield gold in the band's home country of Portugal for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. This is the first time a Portuguese metal band has ever received this award. As previously reported, MOONSPELL made yet another appearance on Portuguese national TV (RTP1) recently when they performed a reworked version of ...

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RAVENCULT Signs With DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

Greek black metal band RAVENCULT has inked a deal with Dark Essence Records. The group's debut album, "Temples of Torment", will contain "wicked, raw, grim and cold black metal," according to a posting on the Dark Essence web site. The cover artwork was handled by Stephen O'Malley (SUNN O))), KHANATE). A March 26 release is ...

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BRUJERIA Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA have been confirmed for the Hellfest summer open-air 2007 festival, set to take place June 22-24 in Clisson, France. BRUJERIA is scheduled to perform on June 23. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN BRUJERIA CANNIBAL CORPSE EPHEL DUATH HATEBREED IMMORTAL KICKBACK MOHO NAPALM ...

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WYKKED WYTCH: Debut Live Appearance Of 2007 Announced

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH will make its debut live appearance of 2007 at Churchill's Pub in Miami, FL on Saturday, January 13. As previously reported, WYKKED WYTCH has dropped off the upcoming No Mercy Festivals 2007 tour, which is set to feature MOONSPELL, NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH, DEW-SCENTED and ROOT. WYKKED WYTCH entered Redroom Recorders studio in ...

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DESPISED ICON Begins Recording New Album, Prepares To Hit The Road

Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has entered the studio to start laying down tracks for its third full-length album, tentatively due late spring/early summer via Century Media Records. The CD is being produced by the group's former guitarist, Yannick St-Amand, and will be mixed by Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MEGADETH) at his Backstage Studios ...

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BEHEMOTH: Drum Tracks For New Album Completed; Video Available

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH are currently hard at work in the studio tracking their much-anticipated new album, "The Apostasy", which is currently set for a summer release. The new effort is being recorded in the band's hometown of Gdansk with Nergal (vocals, guitars) and longtime sound engineer Malta in the producers' chairs. Nergal checks ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT Confirmed For Holland's BAGGERFEST

Dutch death metallers THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have been confirmed for the Baggerfest, set to take place March 30, 2007 at Lucky in Rijssen (close to the German border), Holland. Also scheduled to appear are SUFFOCATION, ENSIFERUM and GODDESS OF DESIRE. In other news, THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT has been added to the billing of the No ...

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MOONSPELL Performs On Portuguese Puppet TV Show; Video Available

MOONSPELL made yet another appearance on Portuguese national TV (RTP1) recently when they performed a reworked version of their song "Luna" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular "Contra-Informacão" show (a program where public figures of the Portuguese society are sarcastically portrayed in puppets, with dialogue commenting the daily happenings and news). MOONSPELL can ...

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OBITUARY Added To Benelux Dates On NO MERCY FESTIVALS Tour

Legendary Florida-based death metallers OBITUARY have been added to the Benelux dates on the No Mercy Festivals 2007 tour featuring MOONSPELL, NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH, DEW-SCENTED and ROOT: Apr. 08 - Hof ter Loo - Antwerpen, BEL Apr. 09 - 013 - Tilburg, NETH As previously reported, OBITUARY has posted its video for the song "On ...

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DESPISED ICON Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

Singer Alex Erian of the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Some great and bad news to report. First, we'll start off with the good. We have our first European tour finally confirmed in March and April with UNEARTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY and DAATH. ...

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DIABOLIC: Lineup Changes Announced

Florida-based death metallers DIABOLIC have issued the following update: "Due to personal reasons Kelly [McLauchlin, guitar] and Jesse [Jolly, bass/vocals] have decided to leave DIABOLIC. Kelly has a job working 60 hours a week and Jesse is in three other bands (CRIMSON MASSACRE, LULL ME TO LARVAE, AFTER DEATH and PROMETHEAN HORDE). "DIABOLIC would like ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Pulls Out Of NO MERCY FESTIVALS European Tour

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH has dropped off the upcoming No Mercy Festivals 2007 tour, which is set to feature MOONSPELL, NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH, DEW-SCENTED and ROOT. WYKKED WYTCH entered Redroom Recorders studio in Tampa, FL in May with engineer Mark Prator to begin recording its fourth album, "Memories of a Dying Whore", tentatively due next spring. ...

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BEHEMOTH Begins Recording New Album

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH entered the studio this week (December 11) to begin tracking their much-anticipated new album, "The Apostasy" (thesaurus definition of the word: the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause [often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes]) which is currently set for a ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been confirmed for the Inferno festival, set to take place April 5-7, 2007 at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway. Headlining the event will be the reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL. Sweden's DARK FUNERAL and Norway's DØDHEIMSGARD (DHG) are also slated to perform at the festival. The full lineup will ...

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WYKKED WYTCH: New Album Being Mastered

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH entered Redroom Recorders studio in Tampa, FL in May with engineer Mark Prator to begin recording its fourth album, "Memories of a Dying Whore", tentatively due next spring. The CD was mixed by Gus Rios (MALEVOLENT CREATION, KULT OV AZAZEL) at Mercury Studios Inc. in Pompano Beach, FL and is currently being ...

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STATIC-X To Release 'Cannibal' In March

STATIC-X has set "Cannibal" has the title of its new album, tentatively due late March. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cannibal", "Behemoth" and "Chemical Logic". "If you want a taste of the musical direction [on the upcoming album], check out the song 'No Submission' from the 'Saw III' soundtrack," states frontman Wayne ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are AMON AMARTH, IN EXTREMO, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, MOONSORROW, L'ÂME IMMORTELLE and DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER. DARK FUNERAL will team up with ENSLAVED (Norway) ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for the Inferno festival, set to take place April 5-7, 2007 at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway. Headlining the event will be the reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL. Norway's DØDHEIMSGARD (DHG) is also slated to perform at the festival. The full lineup will be announced ...

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DESPISED ICON Prepares To Record New Album

Guitarist Eric Jarrin of the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We've been taking some time off to finish writing new songs, things are looking good for 2007, with a new album around April/May, and, of course, some good tours to promote this new release. ...

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HIMSA Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of HIMSA. The Seattle-based metal quintet’s ferocious blend of melodic, unrelenting thrash speed mixed with old-school influences resulted in a savage, unique and uncompromising sound that was welcome, refreshing and undeniable. The group continued to carve out their own unique niche in the scene through relentless touring alongside ...

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THE ACCURSED: New Live Dates Announced

New Bedford, Massachusetts melodic thrash metallers THE ACCURSED have lined up the following dates: Dec. 26 - The Skybar - Somerville, MA Jan. 27 - Rocks - Richmond, VA (TBC) Feb. 02 - Rox's Rock House - Oxford, MA Feb. 23 - The Skybar - Somerville, MA THE ACCURSED released its full-length debut, "Seasons of ...

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DARK FUNERAL, KATAKLYSM, BEHEMOTH Confirmed For Germany's HELLRAISER OPEN AIR

DARK FUNERAL, KATAKLYSM and BEHEMOTH are among the confirmed acts for the Hellraiser Open Air festival, set to take place May 25-27 at Mark Schönstädt in Wurzen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH BETRAYER DARK FUNERAL DAWN OF FATE DEMONIZER DISILLUSION ELUVEITIE EMINENZ ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM GRAVEWORM ICONOCLASM KATAKLYSM ...

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MOONSPELL: Animated 'Luna' Video Available

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have posted the animated video for their song "Luna" at this location. MOONSPELL was named "Best Portuguese Act" at MTV's 13th annual Europe Music Awards, which were held on Nov. 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This is the first time ever a metal band has won that particular award in Europe. ...

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