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SODOM: Video Footage From 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert' Available

German thrash metal veterans SODOM headlined the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" this past Saturday (April 11) at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event, which honored late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter), featured performances from the following artists: SODOM DESTRUCTION TANKARD ARTILLERY DARKNESS HOLY MOSES THE PROTECTORS (feat. Protector) ASSASSIN BLACKFIRE (feat. Frank Blackfire) PARADOX ...

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SODOM: More Shows Announced

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have lined up the following dates: Apr. 03 - (D) Leer @ Zollhaus Apr. 11 - (D) Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle May 02 - (P) Barroselas @ SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII May 16 - (D) Losheim @ Eisenbahnhalle May 21 - (D) Dessau @ Legacy Fest May 22 - (A) Mining ...

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PANDEMIA Signs With WAR ANTHEM RECORDS

Czech Republic-based technical death metal quartet PANDEMIA has inked a deal with War Anthem Records. The group will enter Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany in July with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to begin recording its fourth album, tentatively due in November. PANDEMIA was formed in 1995 by Matthew, Alex, Jarda ...

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GRAVEWORM To Tour Europe With ARISE, SCORNGRAIN

Italian/German gothic black metallers GRAVEWORM will be joined by Sweden's ARISE and Finland's SCORNGRAIN on their upcoming European headlining tour, which will take place between September 4 and September 20. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. GRAVEWORM recently completed work on its seventh album at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer ...

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GRAVEWORM: New Album Title Revealed

Italian/German gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM has completed work on its seventh album at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT). Entitled "Diabolical Figures", the CD contains 10 songs and features a guest appearance by Karsten "Jagger" Jäger from DISBELIEF. A late May release is expected. GRAVEWORM ...

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DEVIOUS, DISABUSE Confirmed For Holland's ELSROCK Festival

DEVIOUS and DISABUSE have been confirmed for this year's Elsrock festival, set to take place August 29, 2009 in Rijssen, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACTION IN DC DEVIOUS DISABUSE FLOTSAM & JETSAM GENERC MARTYR MUCKY PUP (20th anniversary reunion show) SODOM TANKARD THE BUTCHER For more information, visit

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GRAVEWORM Begins Recording New Album; Photos Available

Italian dark metal band GRAVEWORM has finished recording the drums for its new album, tentatively due at the end of May. "Everything went really well and we are very satisfied with the result!" the group writes in an online posting. The band adds, "We will start to record the guitars on Monday... and so, piece ...

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KRISIUN: Video Interview Available

Holland's FaceCulture recently spoke to Max and Moyses Kolesne of Brazilian death metal veterans KRISIUN about their album "Southern Storm", producer Andy Classen, death metal, other music styles, Brazilian music, SEPULTURA and more. Watch the chat below. "Combustion Inferno", the new João Mauricio Leonel-directed video from KRISIUN, can be viewed below. The song ...

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SODOM: Video Of Backstage Interview/Discussion Posted Online

A four-minute backstage discussion between the members of the German thrash metal band SODOM and a Romanian promoter (from the Metal Masters company) about Dracula, vegetarian vampires, Ceausescu, metal girls and Romania can be viewed below. The clip was shot on February 7, 2009 before the group's concert in Sofia, Bulgaria. As previously reported, SODOM ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, MARTYR Confirmed For Holland's ELSROCK Festival

Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and Holland's MARTYR have been confirmed for this year's Elsrock festival, set to take place August 29, 2009 in Rijssen, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACTION IN DC FLOTSAM & JETSAM GENERC MARTYR MUCKY PUP (20th anniversary reunion show) SODOM TANKARD THE BUTCHER For more information, ...

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ARTILLERY Still Part Of 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert'

Danish thrashers ARTILLERY have confirmed that they are still slated to perform at the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert", which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event will honor late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter) and will feature additional performances by SODOM, DESTRUCTION, TANKARD and ...

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DESTRUCTION Back On The Bill For 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert'

After a "long and intense conversation" with his "old buddy" Thomas "Angelripper" Such (bassist/vocalist of veteran German thrashers SODOM), DESTRUCTION vocalist/bassist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has announced that his band is back on the bill for the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert", which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY, GRAVE DIGGER, TROLLFEST Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ Festival

DARK TRANQUILLITY, GRAVE DIGGER, TROLLFEST, FIDDLER'S GREEN, A.O.K. and LYFTHRASYR have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Harz open-air festival, set to take place July 9-11, 2009 in Ballenstedt (near Quedlinburg), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: W.A.S.P. ASP SCHANDMAUL EPICA TANKARD UNHEILIG DARK TRANQUILLITY GRAVE DIGGER J.B.O. ...

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SODOM: Video Interview With ANGELRIPPER Posted Online

Imhotep has uploaded a video interview with bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such of veteran German thrashers SODOM conducted by Radio Hammartid's Helle Stenkløv at last year's Screamfest, which was held November 7-8, 2008 on three different stages in Oslo, Norway. Watch the chat in three parts below. As previously reported, SODOM will headline the ...

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SODOM Mainman Responds To Criticism About Upcoming 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert'

Bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such of veteran German thrashers SODOM has responded to criticism over the band selection for the upcoming "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert", which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event, which will honor late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter), will feature performances ...

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ABANDONED Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

German thrashers ABANDONED have parted ways with drummer Sven Vormann (DESTRUCTION, JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK). According to the band, Sven was forced to leave the group "due to a general lack of time because of his day job and stuff." Vormann's full-time replacement in ABANDONED is Jan S. Mischon, who filled in for Sven temporarily on ...

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ARTILLERY Replaces DESTRUCTION At 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert'

Danish thrashers ARTILLERY have replaced DESTRUCTION on the billing of the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert", which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event will honor late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter) and will feature additional performances by SODOM, TANKARD and ASSASSIN, among many others. ...

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DESTRUCTION Slams 'So-Called Promoter' Over 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert' Cancellation

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have issued a statement blaming the cancellation of their appearance at the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" on the the "non-professional behavior" of the event's "so-called 'promoter." "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event will honor late SODOM drummer ...

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DESTRUCTION Pulls Out Of 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert' Over Poster Dispute

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have cancelled their appearance at the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert", which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event will honor late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter) and will feature performances by SODOM, TANKARD and ASSASSIN, among many others. According to a ...

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TANK Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

The legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar and original TANK drummer Mark Brabbs alongside two new recruits, ex-RAINBOW/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White and ex-BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale — have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in ...

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GRAVEWORM To Enter Studio In February

Italian dark metal band GRAVEWORM has issued the following update: "We are currently working on songs for our upcoming album. We will enter the studio at the beginning of February and the new new one will be released at the end of May. We will present the new stuff at three festivals in May — ...

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KORPIKLAANI, SUIDARKA Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ Festival

KORPIKLAANI and SUIDARKA have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Harz open-air festival, set to take place July 9-11, 2009 in Ballenstedt (near Quedlinburg), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARCH ENEMY ASP COPPELIUS EPICA ERSTE ALLGEMEINE VERUNSICHERUNG HEAVEN SHALL BURN INGRIMM J.B.O. KORPIKLAANI LEGENDA AUREA SCHANDMAUL SUIDAKRA TANKARD ...

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MY DARKEST HATE Parts Ways With Bassist

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling, has parted ways with bassist Andreas Siegl (BLACK ABYSS, ex-PARADOX). Replacing him temporarily will be former MY DARKEST HATE four-stringer Oliver Schort. MY DARKEST HATE's fourth album, "Combat Area", was released in March 2006 via Massacre Records. The band recorded ...

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REQUIEM Completes Work On New Album

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have completed work on their new album, "Infiltrate... Obliterate... Dominate", at Stage One studio in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DEW-SCENTED, TANKARD, HOLY MOSES, DISBELIEF, KRISIUN, CALLENISH CIRCLE). The follow-up to 2007's "Premier Killing League" was recorded and mixed between December 8 and December 26 and ...

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WARBRINGER Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER HELSTAR JACOBS DREAM KILLERS LONEWOLF MANILLA ROAD MEMORY GARDEN METAL INQUISITOR NIGHTSHADE PARADOX PILEDRIVER PORTRAIT PRETTY MAIDS Q5 ...

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SODOM, DESTRUCTION, TANKARD To Perform At 'Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert'

SODOM, DESTRUCTION, TANKARD and ASSASSIN are among the bands that will take part in the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany. The event, which will honor late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter), will feature performances from the following artists: SODOM DESTRUCTION TANKARD DARKNESS HOLY MOSES THE ...

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VITAL REMAINS, DEBAUCHERY, WOLFCHANT Confirmed For Germany's WALPURGIS METAL DAYS IX Festival

VITAL REMAINS, DEBAUCHERY and WOLFCHANT have been confirmed for next year's Walpurgis Metal Days IX festival, set to take place May 1-2, 2009 at Festplatz in Hauzenberg, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARTAS DEBAUCHERY DISBELIEF DORNENREICH ENTHRONED FJOERGYN FLESHLESS GRAILKNIGHTS GRAVE IN SLUMBER POPPY SEED GRINDER RAVENLORE SCARECROW NWA SINISTER TANKARD ...

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TANKARD Confirmed For Holland's ELSROCK Festival

German thrashers TANKARD have been confirmed for next year's Elsrock festival, set to take place August 29, 2009 in Rijssen, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MUCKY PUP (20th anniversary reunion show) TANKARD ACTION IN DC THE BUTCHER GENERC For more information, visit www.elsrock.nl. "Stay Thirsty", the new video from ...

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