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MOONSPELL: Official Biography 'Wolves Who Were Men' To Receive English-Language Release Next Month

Formed over a quarter century ago, MOONSPELL has faced both triumph and tribulation to become the most internationally celebrated Portuguese metal band in history. For the first time, MOONSPELL's unique story is told in full in the new book "Wolves Who Were Men: The History Of Moonspell", scheduled for release in English language on October ...

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POSSESSED: 'Graven' Music Video Released

"Graven", the new video from Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED, can be seen below. Directed by Scott Hansen (WILLIE NELSON, A DAY TO REMEMBER, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, DEICIDE, PRONG), the clip features actor and friend of the band, Peter Stormare ("Fargo", "Constantine", "The Brothers Grimm"). POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We are extremely excited to ...

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POSSESSED Releases 'Shadowcult' Music Video

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will release their first full-length album in over three decades, "Revelatons Of Oblivion", on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has unveiled the disc's second single, "Shadowcult", with a live clip from its performance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival. POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We had such ...

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POSSESSED To Release 'Revelatons Of Oblivion' Album In May

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will release their first full-length album in over three decades, "Revelatons Of Oblivion", on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra said: "This album from start to release has been a fantastic experience. All of us in POSSESSED hope you enjoy this newest release and we look forward ...

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SAMAEL Releases Music Video For 'Samael' Song

Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL have released a music video for the song "Samael". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Hegemony", which was released in October 2017 via Napalm Records. Says the band: "The video was shot last summer in Poland and Switzerland. It was filmed and edited by Sergey Ulyanov already ...

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MANDRAH Feat. Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA: 'The Other Side' EP Available

MANDRAH, the band featuring former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS), has just released its debut EP, "The Other Side", via RecordJet. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead ...

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SAMAEL Announces New Bassist

Swiss industrial black metal pioneers SAMAEL have recruited Pierre "Zorrac" Carroz (SCARS DIVIDE, HEROD) as their new bassist. Longtime SAMAEL guitarist Marco "Makro" Rivao left the group in April "to do something different." Bassist Thomas "Drop" Betrisey has since taken over guitar duties in the band. A video clip for the song "Samael" was recently ...

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NO RETURN: 'Despise Your Heroes' Video

"Despise Your Heroes", the new video from the French melodic death-thrash metal band NO RETURN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "The Curse Within", which was released in November via Mighty Music. Formed in 1989, NO RETURN recorded its first album, 1990's "Psychological Torment", in Germany with CORONER ...

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Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Launches MANDRAH

Former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta has joined forces with Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS) in a new band called MANDRAH. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead he always set marks himself ...

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Longtime SAMAEL Guitarist MARCO 'MAKRO' RIVAO Quits Band

Longtime SAMAEL guitarist Marco "Makro" Rivao has decided to leave the group "to do something different." From now on, bassist Thomas "Drop" Betrisey will take over the guitar duties in the Swiss industrial black metal band and a new bass player will be announced shortly. Rivao said in a statement: "As some of you might ...

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Resurrected DESPAIR Feat. Ex-GRIP INC., MORGOTH Members: Audio Snippets Of Reworked 'History Of Hate' Album

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) last year resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert. The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on ...

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SAMAEL Releases 'Rite Of Renewal' Performance Video

This past fall, Swiss industrial black metal pioneers SAMAEL played a couple of select shows around the release of their new album, "Hegemony", one of them in the picturesque town of Lausanne in their home country, surrounded by die-hard-fans, family, and friends. They captured that very special night with a live performance video of one ...

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GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Recruits Ex-MORGOTH Singer MARC GREWE For Resurrected DESPAIR

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) has resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert. The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on a ...

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SAMAEL Releases Video For 'Black Supremacy'

Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL have released a performance video for their new song "Black Supremacy". The track is taken from the band's tenth album, "Hegemony", which will be issued on October 13 via Napalm Records. The band explains: "We wanted to pay homage to our favorite color with a song. "Black isn't considered to ...

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NO RETURN To Release 'The Curse Within' Album In November

French melodic death-thrash metal band NO RETURN will release its new album, "The Curse Within", on November 17 via Mighty Music. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "The Crimson Rider", can be seen below. Formed in 1989, NO RETURN recorded its first album, 1990's "Psychological Torment", in Germany with CORONER drummer and ...

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SAMAEL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Red Planet'

Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL will release their tenth album, "Hegemony", on October 13 via Napalm Records. The official lyric video for the track "Red Planet" can be seen below. The band states: "The creative process that led to the completion of 'Hegemony' took over four years. Throughout that time, we lived with and saw ...

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SAMAEL: More 'Hegemony' Album Details Revealed

Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL will release their tenth album, "Hegemony", on October 13 via Napalm Records. The band states: "The creative process that led to the completion of 'Hegemony' took over four years. Throughout that time, we lived with and saw each song growing into what they finally became. "'Hegemony' is an album that ...

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SAMAEL Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Swiss extreme metallers SAMAEL have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band is working on a new album, to be released later in 2017. Founded in 1987 as an old-school black metal act that was influenced by the likes of BATHORY, fellow countrymen CELTIC FROST and VENOM, SAMAEL — led by brothers Vorph ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Releases 'Apage Satana' Video

The official video for the song "Apage Satana" from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST can be seen below. The clip was directed and produced by Jon Simvonis (Magnum Production Studios), who previously worked with the band on the "666" video. Commented ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis: "Dear friends, following a string of lyric videos specifically ...

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Full-Album Premiere: ROTTING CHRIST's 'Rituals'

"Rituals", the new album from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST, can be streamed in its entirety below. The CD will be released on February 12 via Season Of Mist. "Rituals" track listing: 01. In Nomine Dei Nostri 02. Ze Nigmar 03. Elthe Kyrie 04. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal) 05. Apage Satana ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Release 'Rituals' Album In February

Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST will release their new album, "Rituals", on February 12 via Season Of Mist. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. In Nomine Dei Nostri 02. Ze Nigmar 03. Elthe Kyrie 04. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal) 05. Apage Satana 06. Tou Thanatou 07. For ...

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