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INCANTATION To Record New Album Next Spring

Pennsylvanian death/grind heavyweights INCANTATION have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have just returned from Europe and the Harvest Festivals with NILE, UNLEASHED, PUNGENT STENCH, BEHEMOTH and BELPHEGOR. The festival tour was a great success, the shows were some of the best we have ever done in Europe. All the bands ...

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GLENN DANZIG Says OZZFEST Is 'A Corporate Buy-On'

DANZIG mainman/namesake Glenn Danzig recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's current "Blackest of the Black" tour, which features a lineup handpicked by Glenn himself: CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, MORTIIS and THE AGONY SCENE, with DANZIG headlining. Former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Von Frankenstein is joining him onstage each night for a special 30-minute set ...

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BEHEMOTH Mainman Checks In From 'Blackest Of The Black' Tour

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have finally made their much anticipated return to U.S. The band kicked off the "Blackest of the Black" tour — also featuring DANZIG (joined by former MISFITS member Doyle Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics), CHIMAIRA, HIMSA, and THE AGONY SCENE — on September 30 in San ...

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DARK FUNERAL Seek New Booking Agency, Management

According to a posting on the official web site of the Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, the band are currently looking for a new booking agency and a professional management. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] As previously reported, the limited digipack version of DARK FUNERAL's new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", has been ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Digipack Version Of New Album Delayed Until January

The limited digipack version of DARK FUNERAL's new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", has been delayed until January 2006 "due to a complicated manufacturing process." The regular edition of the album will still be released in Europe on October 24 via Regain Records. The CD will arrive in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records ...

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DANZIG Mainman Comments On New Guitarist

Glenn Danzig has issued a press release confirming that Joe Fraulob, guitarist for the Sacramento-based band DECONSTRUCT, has joined the DANZIG lineup for the "Blackest of the Black" tour that kicks off in San Diego on September 30 and wraps in Los Angeles on October 29. "Joe really wanted to play with us, so he ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Comments On HARVEST FESTIVALS Tour

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have just returned from their tour across Europe. The band were part of the 13-date Harvest Festivals package along with NILE, UNLEASHED, PUNGENT STENCH, BELPHEGOR and INCANTATION. Commented BEHEMOTH mainman Nergal: "All the tours that we’ve done to our latest record 'Demigod' and all the bands we've shared the stage were ...

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UNLEASHED: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be embarking on a three-date Mexican tour in late October. Commented the band in a statement: "We are looking forward to finally meeting all our Mexican warriors once again!!!" The dates are as follows: Oct. 28 - Box Underground - Tijuana B.C, MEX Oct. 29 - Circo Volador - ...

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DANZIG's 'Blackest Of The Black' Media Blitz

Guitar World will be spotlighting the "Blackest of the Black" tour with a Glenn Danzig/Doyle Von Frankenstein photo shoot and interview, to be included in the issue that hits the stands September 20. Revolver magazine is also doing a feature on Danzig and the "Blackest" tour. That issue will be available September 27. In other ...

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OLYMPIC RECORDINGS Is No More

Effective immediately, Olympic Recordings, a sub-label of the Century Family Inc. specializing in "extreme" music, will cease to exist. Century Media Records was recently contacted by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) who notified the company that because they own a trademark on the word "Olympic," they would have to stop using it in order ...

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DANZIG Announce New Guitarist

DANZIG have announced the addition of guitarist Joe Fraulob (DECONSTRUCT) to the group's ranks. "After his audition, Jerry [Montano, bass], Johnny Kelly, drums; TYPE O NEGATIVE] and Danzig all agreed Joe was the man for the job, hands down. The fans are gonna be blown away by this incredible talent." On a sadder note, DANZIG ...

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Riot Detonator - MINDGRINDER

The scream of "Warrrhhheeeeaaaaddddd!" (No, not the VENOM tune) to begin the second album from Norway's MINDGRINDER was my first clue that "Riot Detonator" would not be the industrial-edged, programmed death metal of 2004's "Mindtech". The previous release had its moments, but felt like a band that was unsure of what it wanted to be. ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Attera Totus Sanctus' Artwork Revealed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have unveiled the cover artwork for their new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", at their official web site (artwork conceived by Morbid's Daniel Valeriani). "Attera Totus Sanctus" isc scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records USA. The CD will be released in Europe on ...

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LOST HORIZON Guitarist Remembers Former VADER Drummer DOC

Guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (LOST HORIZON, ex-LUCIFERION) has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "In boundless misery I would like to announce that [today], August 24, 2005 I am going to the funeral [of former VADER drummer Doc] together with Doc's friends. This is devastating. I have no words... "His family officially announced that only them, ...

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UNLEASHED To Film UP FROM THE GROUND Performance For Upcoming DVD

According to a posting on their official web site, legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be filming their performance at next week's (August 26-27) Up From The Ground festival in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. UNLEASHED had previously shot their July 1 concert at the With Full Force festival ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Attero Totus Sanctus", due in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records USA. The CD will be released in Europe on October 24 via Regain Records. DARK FUNERAL's new album was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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God the Lux - VESANIA

Featuring members Daray (drums, percussion) and Orion (guitar, vocals) of VADER and BEHEMOTH, respectively, Poland's VESANIA is no side project. The duo formed the symphonic black/death metal band in 1997, years before either man joined the ranks of the Polish elite. On "God the Lux", the follow-up to 2003's "Firefrost Arcanum" (Empire Records), Orion and ...

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SOUND RIOT RECORDS Launches New Web Site

Portuguese record label Sound Riot Records has launched a new official web site at this location. A posting on the site reads as follows: "Sound Riot Records was founded in March 1994. The small company started as a mailorder service in the Brazil distributing demo-tapes and 7" EPs of bands such as: MOONSPELL, ...

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VESANIA Announce New Guitarist

Polish black metal masters VESANIA, featuring Orion (BEHEMOTH) and Daray (VADER), have posted the following message on their official web site: "After a month of everyday work, we've finally finished the rehearsals with new guitarist. Now we can easily and surely inform you all, that the new musician is Valeo, known from the bands SAMMATH ...

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KING DIAMOND To Tour Europe Next Spring

KING DIAMOND are currently in talks about embarking on a possible European tour in April/May 2006. "No shows have been booked so far," reads a posting on the group's web site. "There is no reliable information available until posted here." Vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque are expected to begin writing songs later in ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Album Title, Release Date Set

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have set "Attero Totus Sanctus" as the title of their new studio album, due on October 24 via Regain Records. DARK FUNERAL's new album is being produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. The CD will feature a guest appearance ...

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DARK FUNERAL Resume Recording New Album

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have posted the following message on their official web site: "On Monday, August the 8th, after a three-week break, we will finally return to Dug-Out Studio [in Uppsala, Sweden] and resume the work on our new, yet untitled full-length album. We expect to have our new Satanic Symphony mixed and ...

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MORTIIS Comments On BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour

Norwegian industrial rock band MORTIIS have commented on their participation in the 2005 Blackest of the Black Tour. The Blackest of the Black line-up features DANZIG (joined by former MISFITS member Doyle Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics), CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, and THE AGONY SCENE. "I think it's a very interesting ...

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