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HECATE ENTHRONED: 'Revelations In Autumn Flame' Video

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on CD ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: Lyric Video For New Song 'Temples That Breathe'

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25, 2019. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on ...

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Watch DANZIG Perform At 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of DANZIG's performance at this year's edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" festival, which took place May 26-27 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California, can be seen below. The two-day event featured over twenty artists — including MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY — with DANZIG serving as headliner ...

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DANZIG, MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ATREYU, C.O.C., Others Confirmed For 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

**Note**: An earlier version of this article listed FEAR FACTORY as one of the "Blackest Of The Black" participating bands. They are no longer scheduled to appear at the event. In addition, "Lucha Underground" wrestling stars will not be involved with this year's "Blackest Of The Black". DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform at ...

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MORTIIS To Release 'The Great Deceiver' Album In January

Avant garde/industrial/metal musical act MORTIIS will return with its ninth studio album, titled "The Great Deceiver", on January 29, 2016 via Omnipresence. "The Great Deceiver", which has remained in a torturous state of constant evolution until just recently, led the band through the darkest of places and back. The anger, frustration and disgust that permeate ...

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ASTARTE's 'Blackdemonium' To See Light Of Day

"Blackdemonium", the sixth full-length album from the Greek black metal band ASTARTE, will tentatively see the light of day in early 2015. The mixing process and the mastering will be handled by Steve Lado, "an excellent professional producer and close friend" of ASTARTE vocalist Maria Kolokouri (pictured), better known as Tristessa, who died in early ...

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Former MORTIIS Drummer Releases Limited-Edition Prints

Former MORTIIS drummerturned-contemporary-artist Svein Tråserud (a.k.a. as Leo Troy) has issued a series of limited-edition prints drawn from his collection of unique and unusual works. The prints, "Vannbæreren", "Untitled" and "Fruit Head - Pear", feature striking images born from the creative mind of the emerging Norwegian artist and have been chosen to showcase a range ...

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ASTARTE Preparing To Enter Studio

Greek black metallers ASTARTE are preparing to enter the studio to record their sixth full-length album, "Blackdemonium", for a 2014 release. The CD will contain "9 or 10 tracks of black/death metal music with some thrash influences," according to a press release. The cover artwork will be designed by Maggot Meister. Maggot Meister had previously ...

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Former THERION Backing Singer JOHANNA MÅRLÖV Dies At 38

Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION has released the following statement: "Today the sad news reached me that Johanna Mårlöv passed away. Johanna was singing in the live choir for THERION during the 'Lemuria'/'Sirius B' era and travelled with the band and did shows in over 25 countries. She had been struggling bravely with ...

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FESTER 'Looking Forward' To Recording Another Album Next Year

Norwegian blackened death metallers FESTER have issued the following update: "When FESTER released their first album in 18 years earlier this year, it felt like coming home. Even though 18 years is a long time, it felt good to be back. There's something quite special about the feeling of transending primal feelings into music.. The ...

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MORTIIS And Filmmaker REINERT KIIL Join Forces For Short Film

Avant garde/industrial/metal musical act MORTIIS has teamed up with Norwegian filmmaker Reinert Kiil for a mind-blowing film short, "Vardøger", including "Geisteskrank" by MORTIIS, which debuted at the BUT film festival in Breda, The Netherlands, on September 8. A showing at Oslo Fright Fest is scheduled for September 22. The mini film "Vardøger" and soundtrack "Geisteskrank" ...

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Second 'Era1' MORTIIS Vinyl Reissue Announced

The exploration of Mortiis' classic "Era1" recordings continues this summer with the re-release of his 1995 album, "Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent", by Italian label Ordo MCM on July 23. "Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent" delves deeper into Mortiis' passion for creating dark, epic soundscapes, inspired by the unlikely combination of black metal, KISS, W.A.S.P., ...

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Early MORTIIS Recording Receives Exclusive Vinyl Reissue

Nearly 20 years after its original arrival, MORTIIS' "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør" will receive a limited-edition vinyl re-release this summer via the Italian label Ordo MCM. The effort, recorded in 1994, is from what is now known as "Era1" in MORTIIS' evolution, when the singly-named solo artist focused on creating epic synth tracks that evoked ...

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SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA: 'Malediction' EP Cover Art Unveiled

Singers Dani "Filth" Davey (CRADLE OF FILTH) and Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK) make guest appearances on the new EP from British vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva — who has toured and/or recorded with CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS and ANGTORIA. Entitled "Malediction", the three-song digital EP will be released on May 28 via Listenable Records. Strid ...

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FESTER To Release 'A Celebration Of Death' Next Month

Norwegian blackened death metallers FESTER have risen from their grave to unleash the fury that is "A Celebration Of Death". The band's first collection of new material in 17 years is a whirlwind of dark musical flavors mixing black, death, thrash, heavy metal and jazz. Guitarist/vocalist Bjorn "Tiger" Mathisen states, "FESTER has never made music ...

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Former MORTIIS Drummer Hits The Arts

Former MORTIIS drummer Svein Traserud (a.k.a. Leo Troy), who left the band in 2007 to pursue his interest in the contemporary arts, will make his U.K. debut at the third Parallax AF International Art Fair in London in February. He will be exhibiting a range of his works at the event which takes place at ...

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SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA Recording New Digital EP

British vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva — who has toured and/or recorded with CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS and ANGTORIA — has entered Legacy studios in London with her solo band to begin recording a new three-song digital EP called "Malediction". She states, "These three tracks will be released prior to our May U.K. tour, to ...

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ANGTORIA To Return In 2012 With New Name, Album

British female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), and Swedish composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) will begin work on a new album in January which will pick up where their last collaborative effort, ANGTORIA, left off five years ago. According to Sarah, "the music will continue in the same vein as [ANGTORIA's 2006] ...

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FESTER Completes Work On First Studio Album In 17 Years

Norwegian black/death metallers FESTER have completed work on their first studio album in 17 years, "A Celebration Of Death", for a late 2011/early 2012 release via Abyss Records. Original member Bjrn "Tiger" Mathisen has recruited Thomas Andresen (ALGOL) on vocals, Jon Bakker (KAMPFAR) on bass, and jazz musician Audun Kleive on session drums. Mortiis has ...

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MORTIIS: New Video Interview Posted Online

Asif Salam of SoundShock.com conducted an interview with MORTIIS frontman and namesake (real name: Hvard Ellefsen) on July 3, 2011 at Koko in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. MORTIIS has made its latest album, "Perfectly Defect", available for just one month from July 13 through August 13 only in ...

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MORTIIS Releases 'Perfectly Defect' Digital Audio Extended Version

Norway's MORTIIS will make its latest album, "Perfectly Defect", available for just one month from July 13 through August 13 only in a "digital audio extended version." The extended version comes with three bonus songs, new and extended artwork, and web content. The download will be available through www.mortiis.com at a "fan-names-the-price" fee ($1.99 minimum). ...

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