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LAY DOWN ROTTEN: New Video Blog Posted Online

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN will release their fifth album, "Gospel Of The Wretched", in Europe on May 11 via Metal Blade Records (May 8 in Germany). The CD was recorded at the Desert Inn studios in Germany and was mixed by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden. ...

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NILE Drummer Featured On CEREBRUM Debut

Greek tech-prog death metallers CEREBRUM have inked a deal with Lacerated Enemy Records. The group's debut album, "Spectral Extravagance", features a guest appearance by NILE drummer George Kollias and is due later on the year. According to a press release, "Fans of PESTILENCE, ATHEIST, DEATH, CYNIC will love this hybrid machine of classic old-school techno ...

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Reunited PESTILENCE: Performance Footage Of New Lineup Available

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE made its Dutch live debut last night (Friday, April 10) at Atak in Eschede. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below (clips shot and uploaded by "letthemetalflow"). The first show of the tour took place on Thursday (April 9) at the Inferno festival in ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: 'Slaves Of The World' Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian melodic black metal band OLD MAN'S CHILD, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), will release its new album, "Slaves Of The World", on May 19 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD was recorded last fall at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU ...

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LAY DOWN ROTTEN: New Song Available For Download

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN will release their fifth album, "Gospel Of The Wretched", in Europe on May 11 via Metal Blade Records (May 8 in Germany). The CD was recorded at the Desert Inn studios in Germany and was mixed by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden. ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Issues Post-North American Tour Update

Guitarist Christofer Malmström of Swedish thrashers DARKANE has issued the following update: "We're back in Sweden from what we believe was a very successful tour in North America together with SOILWORK, WARBRINGER and SWALLOW THE SUN. Thanks a lot to the other bands, crew, and all the fans that showed up and made us feel ...

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LAY DOWN ROTTEN: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN will release their fifth album, "Gospel Of The Wretched", in Europe on May 11 via Metal Blade Records (May 8 in Germany). The CD was recorded at the Desert Inn studios in Germany and was mixed by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden. ...

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FRACTAL GATES Signs With RUSTY CAGE RECORDS

French metallers FRACTAL GATES have inked a deal with Rusty Cage Records. The band's debut album, "Altered State Of Consciousness", is scheduled for release in June. The CD was recorded last summer at the Hybreed studio with Andrew Guillotin (7TH NEMESIS, GLORIOR BELLI, CARNAL LUST, TEMPLE OF BAAL) and was mastered at Jacob Hansen's (VOLBEAT, ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: 'Slaves Of The World' Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian melodic black metal band OLD MAN'S CHILD, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), will release its new album, "Slaves Of The World", on May 19 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD was recorded last fall at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU ...

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PESTILENCE Is 'Very Excited' About Upcoming Tour

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE will convene in two weeks to begin rehearsing for its upcoming European tour, which kicks off on April 9 at the Inferno festival in Oslo, Norway. The band says, "[We are] very excited to start the tour and will rehearse a good mixture between 'Consuming Impulse' [1989], ...

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Norway's INFERNO Festival: Behind The Scenes

Imhotep's Paul Kearns recently conducted an interview with Inferno's Lars Frode Hansen about the history of the Norwegian festival, various bands that have taken part in the event and the ups and downs involved in organizing the annual affair. Watch the chat in two parts below. This year's Inferno festival is set to ...

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LAY DOWN ROTTEN To Release 'Gospel Of The Wretched' In May

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN have finished recording and mixing their fifth album, "Gospel Of The Wretched", for a May 11 European release via Metal Blade Records (May 8 in Germany). The CD was recorded at the Desert Inn studios in Germany and was mixed by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) at Unisound ...

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PESTILENCE, VADER, CRO-MAGS, VOLBEAT Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

PESTILENCE, VADER, CRO-MAGS, VOLBEAT, STATIC-X and MASTODON have been confirmed for this year's With Full Force festival, set to take place July 3-4, 2009 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AUGUST BURNS RED BACKFIRE BOUNCING SOULS BRING ME THE HORIZON CALLEJON CARCASS COMEBACK KID CRO-MAGS CRUSHING CASPARS ...

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STAM1NA, SABATON Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA Festival

STAM1NA and SABATON have been confirmed for the 12th annual Tuska open-air metal festival, set to take place June 26-28, 2009 at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland. A total of 32 bands will perform on three stages over the course of three days. In addition, a couple of dozen bands will appear at evening clubs throughout ...

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MADBALL, OBSCURA, ROTTING CHRIST Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

MADBALL, OBSCURA and ROTTING CHRIST have been confirmed for this year's Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 6-8 in Pevnost, Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ATHEIST BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRUJERIA DAGOBA DARK FUNERAL DARKANE GWAR HATE ETERNAL IMMORTAL KRISIUN MADBALL MARDUK MISERY INDEX NEGURA BUNGET OBSCURA ORPHANED ...

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ATHEIST, BRUJERIA, NEGURA BUNGET Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

ATHEIST, BRUJERIA and NEGURA BUNGET have been confirmed for this year's Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 6-8 in Pevnost, Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ATHEIST BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRUJERIA DAGOBA DARK FUNERAL DARKANE GWAR HATE ETERNAL IMMORTAL KRISIUN MADBALL MARDUK MISERY INDEX NEGURA BUNGET ORPHANED LAND ...

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GNOSTIC: Debut Album Release Date Announced

Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers GNOSTIC — who feature in their ranks three members of the current lineup of ATHEIST — will release their debut album, "Engineering the Rule", on May 25 via France's Season Of Mist. GNOSTIC's sound is described in a press release as follows: "Taking the progressive sound of death to a new level ...

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DREAM THEATER Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have been confirmed for this year's Hellfest, set to take place June 19-21, 2009 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ADAGIO ALL SHALL PERISH AMEBIX AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX AUGUST BURN RED AURA NOIR BACKYARD BABIES BETRAYED BLOCKHEADS BLOODCLOT BRING ME THE HORIZON CATHEDRAL COALESCE ...

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PESTILENCE: Another New Song Posted Online

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has uploaded a new song, "Devouring Frenzy", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Resurrection Macabre", which is scheduled for release on March 13 in Europe (April 14 in the U.S.) via Holland's Mascot Records. The band recorded a ...

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OBSCURA: 'Cosmogenesis' First-Week U.S. Sales Revealed

"Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from German death metallers OBSCURA, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 71 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those ...

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Cosmogenesis - OBSCURA

They'll be a tendency in critical circles to dub OBSCURA the new ATHEIST (or insert any similar originator) and while that may be a tad overblown, it isn't far off. On sophomore album "Cosmogenesis" — the German band that features in its ranks ex-members of NECROPHAGIST and PESTILENCE — have what will easily be one ...

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OBSCURA: Video Interview With JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Available

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling of German death metallers OBSCURA. Watch the chat below. "Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from OBSCURA, was released in the U.S. on February 17 via Relapse Records (March 2 internationally). The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED ...

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