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MORTIIS: European Dates Postponed

Due to changes in management and booking structure and events beyond the band's control, MORTIIS' planned European shows for March/April have been postponed. "We realize some of these shows have been advertised and tickets have been put up for sale already, so we would advise anyone who bought tickets to get a refund," reads a ...

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GRIMFIST Added To NO MERCY FESTIVALS European Tour

Norway's GRIMFIST have been added to the No Mercy Festivals European tour, set to take place in April. Also appearing on the bill are CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM, FINNTROLL and LEGION OF THE DAMNED. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 04 - Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl Apr. 05 - Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Apr. 06 ...

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MORTIIS Completes DEATHSTARS Remix

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS recently completed a remix for DEATHSTARS' new album. The song, entitled "Blitzkrieg (Driven On Mix)", will appear on a limited-edition version of the Swedish band's upcoming CD, "Termination Bliss", due out January 27, 2006 on Nuclear Blast. MORTIIS had previously completed remixes for such artists as TECHNOPHOBIA, GIRLS UNDER GLASS ...

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GRIMFIST: 'The Power' Video Posted Online

Norway's GRIMFIST have posted their video for the track "The Power" at their official web site. Check it out: .MPG (42 MB), .AVI (22 MB). The clip was shot with David Palser (CRADLE OF FILTH, ANATHEMA, MY DYING BRIDE) and Morgana. Joining the group on bass for the video shoot was ...

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MIKSHA Added To SUSPERIA's European Tour

Norwegian metallers MIKSHA have been added to the upcoming "Venting the Anger Tour 2005", featuring SUSPERIA, DEMOLITION and DEAD TROOPER. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 03 - Lillehammer, NOR @ Felix Dec. 05 - Turku, FIN @ Pelimies Dec. 06 - Tampere, FIN @ Vastavirta Dec. 08 - Linköping, SWE @ Skylten Dec. 09 ...

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SUSPERIA: European Tour Dates Announced

SUSPERIA (Norway), INSENSE (Norway), DEMOLITION (Austria) and DEAD TROOPER (Norway) will be teaming up for the "Venting The Anger Tour 2005" beginning in early December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 03 - Lillehammer, NOR - Felix Dec. 06 - Tampere, FIN – Vastavirta Dec. 08 - Linköping, SWE - Skylten Dec. 09 - Ängelholm, ...

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GRIMFIST: Bergen Gig Cancelled

According to a posting on GRIMFIST's official web site, the band's previously announced gig at Inside in Bergen, Norway "has been cancelled due to them not having the budget to pay for sound system and fee. GRIMFIST will play in Kristiansand on the 12th of November, and at Garage, Bergen on the 26th of November ...

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SUSPERIA Comment On Norwegian Chart Debut

Melodic metallers SUSPERIA have taken their heavy sounds to the masses in their native Norway with the release of their new EP, "Devil May Care". The band entered the single chart for the first time in their career last week when the EP made its debut at No. 21 on Norway's official "Hit List." The ...

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GRIMFIST: New Album Samples Available For Download

Norway's GRIMFIST have uploaded an eight-minute MP3 file containing samples from their upcoming second album, "10 Steps to Hell", due on October 4 via Candlelight Records (one day earlier internationally). Check it out at www.grimfist.com. Recorded at Subsonic Society Studios (DISMEMBER, SUSPERIA) and mixed at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED), "Ten Steps ...

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GRIMFIST Shoot Two New Videos From Upcoming Album

GRIMFIST guitarist Ole Walaunet has issued the following update on the Norwegian band's upcoming activities: "Lots of stuff happening at the moment. Just got the promos for [the sophomore album] '10 Steps to Hell', and starting to get feedback on the album. So far, it's all VERY fuckin' good!! The general comments are that '10 ...

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GRIMFIST: 'Ten Steps To Hell' American Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has confirmed October 4 as the American release date for the new studio album from Norway's GRIMFIST. Titled "Ten Steps to Hell", it is the second studio album from the rapidly growing extreme metal band. Recorded at Subsonic Society Studios (DISMEMBER, SUSPERIA) and mixed at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED), "Ten Steps ...

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SUSPERIA: 'Devil May Care' EP European Release Date Confirmed

SUSPERIA, the extreme melodic metal band from Norway, have announced the official release date for their highly anticipated EP, "Devil May Care". The special-edition CD will be released in Europe on September 26 through Tabu Recordings. The EP features a mix of original and cover songs that have been drawn from various recording sessions. Tracks ...

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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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MORTIIS Announces Final European Shows Of 2005

MORTIIS have announced details of what is likely to be the band's last live European appearances before 2006. They will perform at the Malmöfestivalen in Malmö, Sweden on Monday, August 22 (other bands appearing include LAIBACH, ENTOMBED and SUSPERIA) and at the John Dee in Oslo, Norway on Friday, September 16. All other previously announced ...

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SUSPERIA Announce Live Dates

Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA have lined up two shows prior to the forthcoming release of their "Devil May Care" EP. The band have confirmed appearances at the Malmö Festival - Molle 2 in Malmö, Sweden on Monday, August 22 (other bands appearing include DARKEST HOUR, ENTOMBED and MORTIIS) and Studio 05 Student Festival in Oslo, Norway ...

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DEAD TROOPER: 'Spiritual Funeral' EP Out Now

Norwegian thrashers DEAD TROOPER have made their "Spiritual Funeral" EP available via their official web site. Copies can be ordered (for 50 NOK + shipping) by sending an e-mail to [email protected] "Spiritual Funeral" was recorded at Marek Poknes studios during December 2004–January 2005 and is being described by the band as "a mix of SLAYER ...

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VREID To Enter Studio In September

VREID, the new Norwegian band formed by former WINDIR members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums) and Sture (vocals, guitar), will enter Hváll's Studio 1184 in September to begin recording their second album, tentatively due in March 2006 via Tabu Recordings. VREID recently recorded a cover of the IMMORTAL classic "As the Eternity Opens" from the legendary ...

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SUSPERIA: 'Devil May Care' EP Due Later In The Year

SUSPERIA, the extreme melodic metal band from Norway, will release a special-edition EP entitled "Devil May Care", later in the year via Tabu Recordings. The EP is expected to contain some of the cover songs that the group have occasionally been performing at selected shows, including "Lack of Comprehension" (originally recorded by DEATH), "Wild Child" ...

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VREID To Begin Recording Sophomore Album

VREID, the new Norwegian band formed by former WINDIR members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums) and Sture (vocals, guitar), will enter Hváll's Studio 1184 during the summer to begin recording their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Tabu Recordings. VREID will also be recording a couple of cover songs within the ...

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TUBA RECORDS Launches Netstore For MP3 Downloads

Tuba Records, the home of labels such as Tabu Recordings, DogJob Records and Bauta Records, are one of the first Norwegian record companies and distributors to start their own netstore for MP3 downloads. The focus will at first be on its own in-house releases and Norwegian artists, but several other international labels are in the ...

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DEAD TROOPER: Bassist ANDREAS PAULSEN Rejoins The Fold

Norwegian thrashers DEAD TROOPER have been rejoined by bassist Andreas Paulsen (LEFT AMONG THE LIVING, ARCHON). "Nico Benz, who worked as a session bass player, did not turn out to fit for the job," the band write in a press release. "So now the band is Are Sorknes (JUJ, GREIGH, HENKI WINKI), Birger Larsen (JUJ), ...

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PANIC CELL To Open For TESTAMENT In London

Hotly tipped British metallers PANIC CELL have been added as opening band to the forthcoming TESTAMENT reunion show at London's Koko on May 8. Also on the bill are SUSPERIA, DEMOLITION and DIVINE EMPIRE. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.seetickets.com or direct from the promoter (cheapest option!). E-mail [email protected] for further information. Doors for this ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: New Songs Available For Download

DIVINE EMPIRE, the Florida-based death metal band featuring bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), have uploaded three songs from their upcoming CD, "Method of Execution", at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Vowed Revenge", "Dungeon Mask" and "Judge, Jury & Executioner" at this location. As previously reported, Century Media Records has set ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: 'Method Of Execution' Details Revealed

Century Media Records has set an April 25 European release date for the new album from Florida's death metal outfit DIVINE EMPIRE, entitled "Method of Execution". Produced once again by Jeremy Staska (MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATEPLOW, REMEMBERING NEVER, NONPOINT, POISON THE WELL), "Method of Execution" sees the band moving away from their straight-ahead death metal origins ...

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DEMOLITION To Support TESTAMENT On European 'Reunion' Tour

Austrian melodic thrashers DEMOLITION will be supporting TESTAMENT on their upcoming European "reunion" tour beginning with the London date on May 8. Also appearing non the bill are DIVINE EMPIRE, the Florida-based death metal band featuring bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), and SUSPERIA. Confirmed TESTAMENT/DEMOLITION tour dates: May 08 – London, UK @ Koko May ...

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ENSLAVED Win Norwegian 'GRAMMY' Award

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED won the "Metal Album of the Year" prize at the Norwegian "Grammy" awards, Spellemannprisen, for their latest release, "ISA". The Norwegian Grammy ceremony was held at the Oslo Spektrum on Saturday, February 26 and was broadcast live on national TV. This is was the band's third Grammy nomination. The other nominees ...

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OCCULT, HEARSE, EINHERJER, DISSECTION Reissues Due In March/April

Candlelight Records has announced the continuation of its reissue series with the upcoming Stateside release of key early or currently out-of-print releases from OCCULT, HEARSE, DISSECTION, EINHERJER, THY SERPENT, XYSMA, IN FLAMES and more. Starting with OCCULT's "Enemy Within" and "Prepare to Meet Thy Doom" (in stores March 22) and continuing through the 2-on-1 pressing ...

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