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SHADOWSIDE To Support W.A.S.P. In Europe

Brazilian female-fronted metal band SHADOWSIDE will support W.A.S.P. on the "The Return To Babylon 2010 Tour" of Europe in October-December. Commented SHADOWSIDE singer Dani Nolden: "I trust that our anxiety and excitement alone might be enough to set the stage on fire even with the European cold weather! "We're extremely proud for having the opportunity ...

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WATAIN Frontman Interviewed At Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY (Video)

Contraband Candy's René Ackermann conducted an interview with Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN at this year's edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a. Bergen Metal Fest XI), which was held August 25-28 in Bergen, Norway. You can now watch the chat below. WATAIN, who unleashed their "Lawless Darkness" full-length earlier this ...

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WATAIN Schedules Swedish Signing Session

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will take part in an exclusive signing session in Västerås, Sweden on Friday, September 3 at the Skivbörsen record store, located on Stora Gatan 36. The session will kick off at 6:00 p.m. and last for an hour. Later that night the band will perform live at the sold-out Sigurdsgatan 25 ...

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THE SWORD's 'Warp Riders' Lands In U.S. Top 50

"Warp Riders", the third full-length album from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, sold around 8,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 47 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Warp Riders" marks the first release where the group has worked with an outside producer. Helmed by ...

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WATAIN To Tour U.S. With GOATWHORE, BLACK ANVIL

Swedish black metal overlords WATAIN, who unleashed their "Lawless Darkness" full-length earlier this summer, will shower their blasphemy upon North American soil later this fall. The unholy trek will commence on November 6 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh and bludgeon its way through over two dozen cities before coming to close on December 4 at ...

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THE SWORD: 'Tres Brujas' Video Released

"Tres Brujas", the new video from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's third full-length album, "Warp Riders", which was released today (Tuesday, August 24) via Kemado Records. The first of a trio of conceptually linked videos ("Tres Brujas", "Lawless Lands" and "Night City") that tie ...

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THE SWORD: 'Warp Riders' EPK Available

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Warp Riders", the third full-length album from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on August 24 via Kemado Records. "Warp Riders" marks the first release where the group has worked with an outside producer. Helmed by Matt Bayles (PEARL ...

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WATAIN To Tour North America Despite BEHEMOTH's Cancellation

Swedish black metallers WATAIN, who were scheduled to tour North America with BEHEMOTH in November, have issued the following update: "As some of you might have heard, BEHEMOTH have been forced to cancel their North American tour. "To put an end to rumors and speculations regarding how this affects WATAIN's touring plans, know this: THERE ...

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BEHEMOTH Forced To Pull Out Of Finnish SONISPHERE Festival

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have been forced to drop off the Finnish installment of the Sonisphere festival on August 7 due to health issues. It is unclear if any more of their European festival dates will be affected by this. More details are expected to be released over the next few days. BEHEMOTH will release ...

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W.A.S.P.: Performance Footage From Spain's SONISPHERE

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P. performing the song "The Idol" at the Spanish installment of the Sonisphere festival, which was held July 9-10, 2010 in Madrid, can be viewed below. W.A.S.P.'s latest album, "Babylon", was released in Europe on October 12, 2009 through Global Music (via Demolition Records) and was made available in the U.S. ...

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BEHEMOTH To Release 'Evangelia Heretika' DVD

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release their second DVD, "Evangelia Heretika", this fall. More details, such as the DVD content, video clips, and pre-order information, will be made available in the coming weeks. Commented BEHEMOTH vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski: "We've been through hell and back to make this release happen. "I know we only have ...

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BEHEMOTH, WATAIN: North American Tour Dates Announced

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will team up with the Swedish black metal act WATAIN for a North American tour, dubbed "Lawless States Of Heretika", in November/December. Support on the trek will come from WITHERED and BLACK ANVIL. Commented WATAIN: "This will be WATAIN's first (North American) tour for 'Lawless Darkness', and the first time with ...

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WATAIN: Mexican Dates Cancelled

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have issued the following update: "Due to reasons entirely out of the bands control, the promotor has decided to cancel the three shows in Mexico, meant to take place this weekend. "We want to underline that this decision has nothing to do with WATAIN whatsoever. We were very much looking forward ...

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THE SWORD: New Song Available

"Tres Brujas", a brand new song from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, is now available for purchase via iTunes. The track comes off the band's third full-length album, "Warp Riders", which is scheduled for release on August 24 via Kemado Records. "Tres Brujas" audio stream:


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THE SWORD Performs New Song; Audio Available

An audio recording of Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD performing a new song, "Tres Brujas", this past March at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin can streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's third full-length album, "Warp Riders", which is scheduled for release on August 24 via ...

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WATAIN To Tour Scandinavia With REPUGNANT, RAM

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have issued the following update: "In September, prior to the massive 'Reaping Death Tour' in Europe, WATAIN shall embark on a Scandinavian crusade. The performances shall also be empowered by the reborn force of REPUGNANT, as well as heavy metal tyrants RAM on some of the shows. Beware, for the abominations ...

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THE SWORD: 'Warp Riders' Track Listing Revealed

Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD will release their third full-length album, "Warp Riders", on August 24 via Kemado Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Acheron/Unearthing the Orb 02. Tres Brujas 03. Arrows in the Dark 04. The Chronomancer I: Hubris 05. Lawless Lands 06. Astraea's Dream 07. The Warp ...

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WATAIN Taking Black Metal 'To The Next Level'

Brendan Crabb (a.k.a. Spiritech) of PyroMusic.net recently conducted an interview with Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. PyroMusic.net: "Lawless Darkness" has been out for a few weeks now. What has the reception been like that you've noticed? Erik Danielsson: I always say to ...

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THE SWORD: 'Warp Riders' Artwork Unveiled

Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD are kicking it into high gear as the release of their highly anticipated third full-length, "Warp Riders" (August 24; Kemado Records) rapidly approaches. The band has finally revealed the album's artwork and will be releasing additional visual companions in the form of an upcoming picture disc and an epic ...

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WATAIN: 'Lawless Darkness' U.S. First-Week Sales Revealed

"Lawless Darkness", the fourth album from Swedish black metallers WATAIN, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 42 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never ...

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WATAIN's BATHORY Tribute At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL; Video Available

After completing the regular portion of their set at this year's Sweden Rock Festival on June 12, Swedish black metallers WATAIN returned to the stage for a unique 45-minute tribute concert featuring classic BATHORY songs. The event was made even more special as the BATHORY part of WATAIN's performance was introduced by none other than ...

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