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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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DARK FUNERAL Watches Now Available

Crave Trendware is currently selling several officially licensed watches from Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL. Other artists whose watches are being sold through Crave include CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DARKTHRONE, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), DIMMU BORGIR, DIO, KATATONIA, KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MY DYING BRIDE, NAPALM DEATH, NILE, OPETH, RUSH, SHADOWS ...

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BEHEMOTH Complete Work On 'Slaves Shall Serve' Video

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have once again joined forces with Joanna Rechnio, one of the leading video producers in Poland (who also directed BEHEMOTH's "Conquer All" clip), to shoot a video for the song "Slaves Shall Serve" from their latest album, "Demigod". Due to controversial scenes in the clip, MTV has reportedly requested a "soft" ...

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ONSLAUGHT: New Lineup Revealed

More information has surfaced about the reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT, which will be teaming up with EXODUS, OCCULT, KATAKLYSM, UNLEASHED, BEHEMOTH, and PRIMORDIAL for the X-Mass Festivals 2005 European tour in December. Joining guitarist Nige Rockett, drummer Steve Grice, vocalist Sy Keeler and bassist Jim Hinder will be the group's ...

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BEHEMOTH Re-Launch Official Web Site

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have just completed work on a new design of their official web site, www.behemoth.pl. The new web site was is the result of a collaboration between BEHEMOTH's graphic designer, Graal, BEHEMOTH's webmaster, Manticore, and the band's vocalist and guitarist Nergal, who was in charge of the site's artistic direction. ...

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BEHEMOTH Comment On BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have confirmed their participation in the "Blackest of the Black" U.S. tour beginning in late September. BEHEMOTH will join headliners DANZIG alongside CHIMAIRA, HIMSA, MORTIIS and THE AGONY SCENE for what will be the group's third U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Demigod". The tour will kick off in ...

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