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BLOTTED SCIENCE To Record New EP

Instrumental extreme metal triumvirate BLOTTED SCIENCE, featuring guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, MARTY FRIEDMAN), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL) and drummer Hannes Grossmann (NECROPHAGIST, OBSCURA), is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording a new EP, "The Animation Of Entomology", for a tentative late 2011 release. Commented Jarzombek: "This concept started ...

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TRIPTYKON, GORGUTS Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR

TRIPTYKON and GORGUTS have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 11-13, 2011 at its new location in Schlotheim/Flugplatz Obermehler, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AT THE GATES BELPHEGOR CLITEATER ENSIFERUM ENSLAVED EXHUMED GORGUTS HAIL OF BULLETS MELECHESH MORBID ANGEL MORGOTH ...

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TRIPTYKON Mainman: 'I Don't Have Expectations And I Don't Have Any Ambitions'

Robert Gray of Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with current TRIPTYKON and former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: What were the problems within CELTIC FROST? You mentioned "backstabbers and liars" as well as problems ...

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TOM G. WARRIOR On SODOM: 'Third-Rate SLAYER Copy With Bad Accent And Embarrassing Lyrics'

To celebrate the release of his new band's recent "Shatter" EP, Decibel magazine sent TRIPTYKON/ex-CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) seven MP3s, each identified only by title, and asked him to give his opinion on every single track. Among them was "Hellfire", a brand new song from German thrash metal veterans ...

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MORGOTH Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

Resurrected German death metallers MORGOTH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place June 10-12, 2011 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGENT STEEL ANACRUSIS ATLANTEAN KODEX DISBELIEF ENFORCER ENSLAVED EPICA IN SOLITUDE METAL INQUISITOR ...

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EXODUS, KHOLD, NEVERMORE Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

EXODUS, KHOLD and NEVERMORE have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 11-13, 2011 inside the Old Army Fotress in Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): DORDEDUH EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS EXHUMED EXODUS GORGUS KHOLD KVELERTAK MORBID ANGEL NEVERMORE SKELETONWITCH ...

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KVELERTAK, GHOST Added To HELSINKI METAL MEETING

KVELERTAK and GHOST have been confirmed to perform at next year's edition of the Helsinki Metal Meeting, set to take place February 17-19, 2011 at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. February 17 is Industry Day, featuring a seminar at Virgin Oil Co., with the Finnish Metal Expo scheduled to take place place February 18-19 ...

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TRIPTYKON Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

TRIPTYKON — the group formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior — has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26, 2011 in Dessel, Belgum. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SCORPIONS VOLBEAT JOURNEY FOREIGNER ...

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OBSCURA Guitarist CHRISTIAN MUENZNER Working On Instrumental Solo Album

Guitarist Christian Muenzner of German progressive death metallers OBSCURA is working on an instrumental guitar record for a tentative spring release. The album will feature Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE) on drums, Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, ICED EARTH) on bass and Daniel Galmarini (MERCURY FALLING) on keyboards, with guest appearances by Ryan Knight (THE BLACK ...

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GORGUTS, VADER, EXHUMED, TRIPTYKON Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

GORGUTS, VADER, EXHUMED, TRIPTYKON and DORDEDUH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 11-13, 2011 inside the Old Army Fotress in Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): DORDEDUH EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS EXHUMED GORGUTS KVELERTAK MORBID ANGEL SKELETONWITCH SKYFORGER ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. "Hell yeah!" proclaims the band. "After all these years we will return to the U.K. again in August 2011. We are really proud ...

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Ex-CELTIC FROST Mainman Remembers Montreal's WORLD WAR III Festival

Current TRIPTYKON and former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior has posted the following message on his official blog: "As Andy Siegrist, CELTIC FROST's manager in the mid-1980s, just pointed out to me in a late-night e-mail, 25 years ago [on November30, 1985] CELTIC FROST played the band's first-ever concert in ...

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TRIPTYKON Guitarist To Guest On AMARNA SKY Album

Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura), guitarist for such bands as TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS and NONEUCLID, will guest on the forthcoming album from the Egyptian-themed Brazilian doom metal band AMARNA SKY. Entitled "Under Sekhmet's Breath", the CD will be, according to mainman Deni Deathnoise, "heavier, more technical and aggressive" than AMARNA SKY's debut, "Rising Heresy". Other ...

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TRIPTYKON Mainman: Past, Present And Future

Current TRIPTYKON and former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior has posted the following message on his official blog: "I just returned home to Zurich from essential visits, together with TRIPTYKON guitarist V. Santura, to the offices of Century Media Records (TRIPTYKON's worldwide recording licensing partner) and Twisted Talent Concerts (TRIPTYKON's ...

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CORONER Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited Swiss thrash trio CORONER has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGELWITCH CORONER IMMORTAL LAWNMOWER DETH MORBID ANGEL RHAPSODY OF FIRE THERION TRIPTYKON The Bloodstock Open ...

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EPICA, DISBELIEF, METAL INQUISITOR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

EPICA, DISBELIEF and METAL INQUISITOR have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place June 10-12, 2011 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGENT STEEL ANACRUSIS ATLANTEAN KODEX DISBELIEF DISBELIEF ENFORCER ENSLAVED EPICA EPICA IN SOLITUDE METAL ...

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SADIST Guitarist To Guest On OBSCURA Album

Tommy Talamanca, guitarist and keyboardist of the Italian prog/death band SADIST, will guest on OBSCURA's forthcoming album, "Omnivium". Tommy will contribute a guitar solo to the track "Euclidean Elements". Tommy recently inked a new endorsement deal with Vikguitars. He is currently working on the first model of the Tommy Talamanca signature seven-string guitar. "Omnivium" will ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Hard At Work On New Album

U.K. extreme metallers ANAAL NATHRAKH have begun recording their new album for a tentative early 2011 release. The band states, "All music [is] finished, only three more songs to finish vocals for now. Will hopefully be finished this week." ANAAL NATHRAKH's latest LP, "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow", was released in June 2009 ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, SCORPIONS, OPETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

OZZY OSBOURNE, SCORPIONS, OPETH, ANATHEMA, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and KREATOR are among the newly confirmed bands for next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 17-19, 2010 in Clisson, France. Latest additions : OZZY OSBOURNE SCORPIONS OPETH ANATHEMA BLACK LABEL SOCIETY KREATOR BOLT THROWER 1349 ANCESTORS ARKONA ARMA GATHAS ATHEIST AUDREY HORNE THE ...

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Reunited WINTER Confirmed For Holland's ROADBURN Festival

19 years after the band split in 1992, New York's cult doom band WINTER has reformed and will play at the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Holland next April. The band will perform on Friday, April 15 at the 013 vnue as part of SUNN O)))'s curated day along with EARTH, SCORN, BEAVER, ALUK TODOLO, MENACE ...

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