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CRONIAN: BORKNAGAR Side-Project Set U.S. Release Date For 'Terra'

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), will release their debut album, "Terra", in the U.S. on April 18. The CD will arrive in Europe on March 27 via Century Media Records. Songtitles set to appear on "Terra" include "Cronian", "The Alp", ...

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WRATHAGE: Live DVD Now Available

Finnish black metallers WRATHAGE have released a live DVD, entitled "Black Fucking Zodiac". "The DVD includes WRATHAGE's live video from the Jalometalli metal festival with headliners such as DISSECTION, ENTOMBED and EXMORTEM," according to a press release. "WRATHAGE opened up the festival 19th of August 2005. The new live DVD also includes the whole 'Annihilating' ...

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Malaysian Label Abandons Plans To Release RIBSPREADER Collection

Contrary to previously published reports, Malaysia's Summers End Records (via sub-label Unburied Records) will NOT be issuing the "Church of the Zombie (Re-Excavated Death)" album from RIBSPREADER, the Swedish "old-school death metal" band featuring guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, CARVE, HUMANITY DELETE). "Reason being [that] the present black metal issues surrounding metal fans in Malaysia have ...

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FIREWIND Begin Recording New Album

Guitarist Gus G. (ex-DREAM EVIL, ARCH ENEMY) of the Greek/Swedish power metallers FIREWIND has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We're in cold, snowy Sweden for a week now and recordings have been going great so far. The studio we're recording at is very comfortable with top-notch equipment and its owner, ...

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VANDEN PLAS: New Album Samples Posted Online

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have uploaded audio samples from their forthcoming album, "Christ 0", at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Silently", "Postcard To God" and "Christ 0" at this location. "Christ 0" was recorded in part at the Bazement studios near Wiesbaden, Germany and is scheduled for release on ...

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ADAGIO: 'Dominate' To Receive French Release In March

French progressive metallers ADAGIO will release their new album, "Dominate", in France on March 27 through a new label called Double Vision (via Sony/BMG distribution). A French tour will follow beginning in Paris on June 28 or June 29 and will continue in September. "Dominate" was released in Japan in December via Avalon/Marquee. The CD ...

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FIREWIND Prepare To Record New Album

Guitarist Gus G. (ex-DREAM EVIL, ARCH ENEMY) of the Greek/Swedish power metallers FIREWIND has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We thought we'd give you an update on what's going on in the FIREWIND camp right before the recordings [for the fourth album] start in Gothenburg, Sweden. Basically, it's been pretty ...

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VANDEN PLAS: New Album Delayed

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have issued the following update via their official web site: "The release date of the new VANDEN PLAS album had to be pushed back a little due to a delay of the final mix. 'Christ 0' will be in stores at the end of April. The concept of the album ...

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RIBSPREADER Sign With VIC RECORDS

RIBSPREADER, the Swedish "old-school death metal" band featuring guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, CARVE, HUMANITY DELETE), have posted the following message on their official web site: "RIBSPREADER has signed a one-album (but possibly more) deal with the reactivated Dutch label VIC Records. The album is ready to be released and features killer artwork/layout by Juan Castellano ...

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ADAGIO Guitarist To Record Instrumental Solo Album

Guitarist Stephan Forté of the French progressive metallers ADAGIO is currently working on material for his first instrumental solo album. The style of the CD will be very influenced by Romanian, Hungarian and Middle Eastern traditional music, and it will feature some well-known guests, according to a posting on the group's web site. As previously ...

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CRONIAN: BORKNAGAR Side-Project Set Release Date For 'Terra'

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), will release their debut album, "Terra", in Europe on March 27 via Century Media Records. A U.S. release date has yet to be announced. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cronian", "The Alp", ...

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CRONIAN: BORKNAGAR Side-Project Complete Work On Debut Album

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, after a month of intense work we are happy to announce that the production of [the debut album] 'Terra' is finished. The album was ...

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CELTIC FROST: 'Monotheist' Track Listing Revealed

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) recently revealed the complete track listing for the band's new album "Monotheist" in an interview with the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine (web site). The group's first album in 13 years, "Monotheist" will be released during the spring on an as-yet-undetermined label. The culmination of ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE To Hold Open Bassist Auditions In January

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have released more information regarding their bassist search. As previously reported, the band are now officially looking for a bass player (NOT a guitar player) to replace Chad Hanks, as he is switching to guitar to replace the recently departed Karma Cheema. AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE will be holding open auditions for a ...

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HEAD CONTROL SYSTEM Sign With THE END RECORDS

HEAD CONTROL SYSTEM, the heavy groove/rock/metal act comprised of Daniel Cardoso (ex-SIRIUS, RE:AKTOR) and Kristoffer Garm Rygg (ULVER, ex-ARCTURUS, BORKNAGAR), have inked a deal with The End Records. The group's debut album, "Murder Nature", is scheduled for release on April 4, 2006. "Murder Nature" track listing: 01. Baby Blue 02. Skin Flick (mp3) ...

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VANDEN PLAS: First Tour Dates Of 2006 Announced

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have announced the first tour dates in support of their upcoming CD, "Christ.0". They are as follows: Mar. 18 - Cologne Prog Night (Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld) - Köln, GER Apr. 02 - Headway Festival - NETH May 05 - Festival - Beauvais, FRA (w/ THERION, WITHIN TEMPTATION, ANGRA) As previously reported, ...

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FIREWIND: Songwriting For New Album 'Almost Completed'

FIREWIND, the Greek/Swedish power metal act led by guitarist Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, ARCH ENEMY), have posted the following message on their official web site: "The material of the new album's almost completed. Some lyrics are being finished up as we speak. We got an hour of brand new music!! "We're all gonna meet late ...

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SACRIFICE: 'Forward To Termination' Reissue With Bonus CD Now Available

Brazil's Marquee Records has just re-released the second album from legendary Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE, entitled "Forward to Termination". It comes as a double CD in a limited-edition hand-numbered slipcase and contains a massive booklet with liner notes by Laurent Ramadier, live pictures and personal comments by Joe Rico (guitar), Rob Urbinati (guitar, vocals), Scott Watts ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Finish Recording New Album

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., and SACRED STEEL drummer Mathias Straub, have finished recording their new album, "Savage Souls", for an early 2006 release via Massacre Records. The CD, which is being mixed and mastered at ...

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ADAGIO To Open For ROBERT PLANT At Tunisian Festival

French progressive metallers ADAGIO will open for former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant on March 24, 2006 in Tunis, Tunisia as part of the "International Mediterranean Guitar Festival". The concert will mark the first show of ADAGIO's "Dominate Tour", which will follow later in 2006. As previously reported, ADAGIO have set "Dominate" as the title ...

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VANDEN PLAS To Release New CD In February

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS will release their new album, "Christ.0", on February 24, 2006. It is a concept album inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Count of Monte Cristo". The recordings are currently taking place at the Bazement studios near Wiesbaden, Germany. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Christ 0 ...

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ROB ROCK To Film DVD At Germany's OWEN ROCK NIGHT Festival

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has announced that he will record his first live DVD at the Owen Rock Night Festival in Germany in March 2006. Rock is also confirmed for the Elements of Rock festival in Switzerland April 2006. JVC/Victor Entertainment Japan released ROB ROCK's latest CD, "Holy Hell", with ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI To Play Oslo This Weekend

BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), will make their next live appearance on Saturday, December 3 at John Dee in Oslo. The concert, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Body Map merchandise, will also include performances by GOTHMINISTER and ZENZOR. Fenriz of DARKTHRONE ...

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CRONIAN: BORKNAGAR Side-Project To Release 'Terra' Next Year

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), have signed a worldwide three-album deal with Century Media Records. Regarding how the project came together, CRONIAN said in a statement, "Already back in 1999 we had plans to do a project together, something beside ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI To Record Full-Length Debut in December

BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), are currently spending their time writing and rehearsing new material for their next studio assault. "The new stuff is brutal beyond belief and true fans of quality thrash metal won't be disappointed," the band write in a ...

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