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ANGTORIA: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release In October

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band featuring female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS), CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), will release its debut album, "God Has a Plan for Us All", in the U.S. on October 17 via Listenable Records through KOCH ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Album To Be Mixed By ANDY SNEAP

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 are more than happy to announce that our next album will be mixed and mastered by none other than Andy Sneap! Being fans of all his studio works, we are entering studio next ...

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DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: More U.S. Tour Dates Released

DARK FUNERAL (Sweden), ENSLAVED (Norway) and newcomers ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (USA) will team up for the "Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising" North American tour beginning in early January. The tour will visit 20-plus cities before concluding on February 4. So far, the following dates have been released (***NOTE: None of these dates have yet been officially confirmed***): ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Greek Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will play two shows in Greece in November. The dates are as follows: Nov. 11 - Thessaloniki - Mylos Club (Greece) Nov. 12 - Athens - Underworld Club (Greece) DARK FUNERAL will team up with ENSLAVED (Norway) and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (USA) for the "Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising" North American tour ...

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MASTODON Kicks Off Headlining Tour; Setlist Revealed

MASTODON launched a headlining tour in support of its new CD, "Blood Mountain", Wednesday night (September 6) at Ramshead Live in Baltimore, Maryland. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Ole Nessie 02. Circle Of Cysquatch 03. Iron Tusk 04. March Of The Fire Ants 05. Where Strides The Behemoth 06. Mother Puncher 07. Aqua ...

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DARK FUNERAL Fights Back Against 'Corrupt Record Labels'

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL announced the formation of a new "movement" called "Musicians Against Corrupt Record Labels". According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, "The main point with the movement is to enlighten and warn artists and music fans about certain corrupt record labels within the scene . . . The time ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Licensees Confirmed For 'Attera Totus Sanctus'

DARK FUNERAL's latest album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", has been licensed to Icarus Music (Argentina) and Sylphorium Records (Colombia). "Attera Totus Sanctus" was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Mastering duties were handled by Tomas Eberger at ...

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DARK FUNERAL Compiling Video Footage For DVD

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update: "We are currently putting together material a DVD, possibly a double DVD. And we would like to get some, if not all, of the shows during our up coming Latin American tour professionally filmed. Therefore we call out to all you people who will attain ...

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KING DIAMOND Voices Character On 'Death Clock Metalocalypse'

KING DIAMOND is the latest metal musician to lend his voice to the cartoon series "Death Clock Metalocalypse". King Diamond recorded his part on Monday, August 21 and reportedly "kicked ass." Other musicians who have contributed to the series include Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Warrel Dane (NEVERMORE), Steve Smyth (NEVERMORE), Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE), Kirk Hammett ...

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BEHEMOTH Drummer Twists Ankle; Band Cancels Festival Dates

Drummer Inferno of the Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH has twisted his ankle, which has made him unable to walk. Shortly after he was transported to the hospital, the group's mainman, Nergal, issued the following statement: "The accident happened right before we were about to take off to Belgium, to play at Vlamrock fest. His leg ...

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BEHEMOTH Announces Final Festival Appearances Of The Summer

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have played nearly 300 shows worldwide in support to their last studio album. The band has now announced the last two summer festival appeaances that will complete the touring cycle for "Demigod". The dates are as follows: Aug. 26 - Vlamrock Festival, Belgium Sep. 09 - Precursors of Eternity, Austria BEHEMOTH ...

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DESPISED ICON Prepare For MONSTERS OF MAYHEM Tour

On September 1, the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON will embark on the massive Monsters of Mayhem tour, which features HATEBREED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NAPALM DEATH, EXODUS and FIRST BLOOD. This is the group's sixth tour in support of their highly acclaimed album, "The Healing Process", which is a relentless slab of sheer aggression ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Costa Rica Show Cancelled

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following statement: "It just came to our attention that our scheduled show in Costa Rica on October the 3rd is cancelled. Apparently this is a result by the local promotors refusal to share our flight costs with the other promoters, which is total bollocks, if you ask ...

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DARK FUNERAL Looking Forward To South American Tour

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update: After the enormously successful tour in 2003, which resulted in the highly acclaimed live album "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", DARK FUNERAL is once again ready to embark on tour throughout Latin America. This time the band will bring their full stage show (same ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman Checks In From SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND Tour

TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The [Sounds of the Underground] tour's been going damn good... incredible shows, as always, killer fans, good times and some amazing fucking bands that we have the honor of sharing the stage with. "ALWAYS GREAT to see TRIVIUM fans and ...

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DARK FUNERAL: South American Tour Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update: "After the enormously successful tour in 2003, which resulted in the highly acclaimed live album, 'De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine', DARK FUNERAL is once again ready to embark on tour throughout South America. This time the band will bring their full stage show (same ...

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KING DIAMOND Featured On 'Clerks II' Soundtrack

KING DIAMOND is featured on the soundtrack to the motion picture "Clerks II", the 2006 sequel to Kevin Smith's 1994 movie "Clerks". The "Clerks II" soundtrack contains 11 music tracks (plus one bonus music track) from the movie, including two KING DIAMOND tracks — "Welcome Home" and "The Invisible Guests" — as well as 13 ...

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