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GLORIA MORTI Bassist Joins IRON MAIDEN Tribute Band

Jukka Salonen, bassist for Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI, has joined the ranks of MAIDEN HELL, a Finnish IRON MAIDEN tribute band. For more information, visit www.maidenhell.com. GLORIA MORTI's debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", is scheduled for release in August through Japan's World Chaos Productions. A Scandinavian release through Firebox Records will follow in ...

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MARDUK Pull Out Of Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Rock the Nations festival in Istanbul, Turkey "due to [the] incompetence of the organizer," according to a posting on the group's web site. "The band was stranded on the airport in Sweden trying to pick up tickets that the organizer hadn't booked," the ...

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AT THE GATES Tribute Album To Arrive In September

MÖRK GRYNING, VILE, ILLDISPOSED and ETERNAL GRAY are among the bands featured on the upcoming AT THE GATES tribute album, "Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute to At The Gates", due in September through Drowned Scream Records and Goi Music. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. TAETRE (Sweden) – "At the ...

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DISFEAR Confirmed For Philadelphia's POINTLESS FEST

DISFEAR, the Swedish crust rock outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, have been confirmed to appear at the Pointless Fest, a four-day event set to take place August 12-15 at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include TRAGEDY, ...

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GLORIA MORTI Complete Work On Debut Album

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI have finished mastering their debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", at Helsinki's Finnvox studios for an August release through Japan's World Chaos Productions. "We have to say that the album sounds amazing!" the band write on their web site. "We will start sending out advance copies of the album next week. The ...

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ANVIL: Quebec Dates Announced

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have announced two dates in Quebec in late August. The details are as follows: Aug. 28 - Rimouski, QUE @ Bar Chez Pull Centre Ville, Cactus Show Bar Aug. 29 - Quebec City, QUE @ L'Arlequin As previously reported, ANVIL will be teaming up with RAZOR and EXCITER for a one-off ...

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SUPREME LORD Sign With CONQUER RECORDS

SUPREME LORD, the Polish "old-school" death metal band featuring Reyash (CHRIST AGONY, WITCHMASTER), have inked a deal with Conquer Records. The group's first release for the label will be their full-length debut, "X99.9", due in early June. The album will consist of eight newly recorded tracks, plus the remastered 1995 demo "At the Black Moon ...

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GLORIA MORTI: Promotional CD Available For Download

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI have uploaded two songs from their "Ephemeral Life Span" promotional CD at their official web site. Check them out: "The EnNightenment" (mp3), "Cliffs of Geburah" (mp3). As previously reported, GLORIA MORTI have finished recording their debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", for an August release through Japan's World ...

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GLORIA MORTI: Debut Album Due In August

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI have finished recording their debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", for an August release through Japan's World Chaos Productions. Mixing sessions for the CD will take place between April 12 and 21 at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki. "Lifestream Corrosion" track listing: 01. Xanadu 02. Ephemeral Lifespan 03. The EnNightenment 04. The ...

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PAGANIZER Name New Album

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have set "No Divine Rapture" as the title of their fifth album, tentatively due this summer through Xtreem Music. The CD will be recorded at Soundlab Studio with producer Mieszko Talarzcyk (NASUM) and will feature nine songs, including a freshly-penned track in Swedish called "Ingen Utväg". "No Divine Rapture" track listing ...

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CARCASS: 'Best Of' Collection Due In May

Earache Records will be issuing a "best of" collection from legendary U.K. grindcore band CARCASS on May 17. Titled "Choice Cuts", the compilation contains over 20 tracks, including two full Peel Sessions broadcast back in 1989 and 1990. It also features a comprehensive booklet including an in-depth interview with drummer Ken Owen. "Choice Cuts" (view ...

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THEATRES DES VAMPIRES Complete Work On 'Nightbreed of Macabria'

Italian melodic black metal band THEATRES DES VAMPIRES have completed work on their new album, "Nightbreed of Macabria", due in Europe in May through PlasticHead/Blackend Records. A U.S. release through Candlelight is expected in September. According to an official press release, "some songs [on] the album will be the soundtrack of the upcoming movie 'Edge ...

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PAGANIZER: A Three-Piece Once Again

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have posted the following message on their web site: "PAGANIZER has decided to go on as a three piece once again. For the upcoming album the lineup will be Rogga [Guitars] and vocals, Fiebig [Drums] and Patrik [Bass]. "Further information on the lead guitar position on live performances will be posted ...

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STRATOVARIUS' TOLKKI: 'ADOLF HITLER Is Alive And Well'

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki continues to entertain the metal masses with his hilarious online postings. Check out the following masterpiece (dated Feb. 20): "World peace, tolerance to other people's feelings and opinions, systematically refusing to cooperate with EVIL, world without armies, world without hate, love... My eyes have opened finally. These fucking things ...

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ANCIENT Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Norwegian cult extreme metal band ANCIENT have set "Night Visit" as the title of their sixth album, due on June 1 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" was recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and is currently being mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN ...

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ROTTING CORPSE To Reunite For Album, Tour

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez, will finally record and release an album, according to guitarist Walter Trachsler (former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie). "Many well-known guest musicians have expressed interest in playing on and playing with Texas' first thrash metal band," says Walter. "CORPSE will than ...

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INFINITED HATE Sign With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have inked a two-album deal with Displeased Records. The group will enter AM studios in Gouda, Holland shortly with producer Andre van de Ree to record their full-length debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", due later in the year. Artwork for the forthcoming album ...

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