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VREID To Support PESTILENCE In Europe

VREID, the Norwegian band formed by former WINDIR members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums) and Sture (vocals, guitar), will support resurrected Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE on their upcoming European tour. VREID bassist Hváll states: "PESTILENCE is one of those dinosaurs that will never die. They have been away for 15 years, but are now back stronger ...

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OBSCURA: Video Interview Available

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with guitarist Christian Muenzner 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 SCIENCE) ...

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MISTWEAVER Signs With XTREEM MUSIC

Spanish "medieval melodic death metal" band MISTWEAVER has inked adeal with Xtreem Music for the release of its fourth album, "Tales from the Grave". The drums for the CD were laid down in a studio in Barcelona with additional recording sessions taking place at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden with producer Andy LaRocque (KING ...

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ENSLAVED Pulls Out Of Athens Gig With HAIL OF BULLETS

Norwegian masters of progressive/experimental metal ENSLAVED have pulled out of their previously announced February 22, 2009 concert at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece. HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: New Song Posted Online

Norwegian melodic black metal band OLD MAN'S CHILD, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), has posted the title track from its forthcoming album, "Slaves Of The World", on the group's MySpace page. Due on May 19 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally), the CD was recorded last ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, DOWN, KILLWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

MÖTLEY CRÜE, DOWN, HATEBREED, KILLWITCH ENGAGE, MASTODON, GOJIRA, BUCKCHERRY, EXODUS, PESTILENCE, THE GATHERING, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, BLACK STONE CHERRY and AUGUST BURNS RED have been confirmed for the 14th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 26-28, 2009 on the festival grounds of the Boeretang in Dessel, Belgium. The festival biling ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Century Media Records has set a May 19 North American release date for the new album from Norwegian melodic black metal masters OLD MAN'S CHILD, entitled "Slaves Of The World". The band, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), recorded the CD last fall at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer ...

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Norway's INFERNO Festival: Complete Lineup Revealed

The complete lineup has been announced for this year's Inferno festival, set to take place April 8-11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. The announcement was made at the Inferno kick-off party, which was held earlier tonight (Saturday, February 7) at John Dee in Oslo. Inferno festival billing (in alphabetical order): ÅRABROTT AZARATH BENEA REACH BLACK COMEDY ...

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OBSCURA: 'Anticosmic Overload' Video Available

"Anticosmic Overload", the new video from German death metallers OBSCURA, can be viewed below. The clip was directed and filmed by OBSCURA's own Steffen Kummerer as well as Christoph Harrer as part of their final project in video design at the University of Deggendorf, Germany. The video was shot last November at the Metropolis Music ...

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EPICA Confirmed For Holland's PAASPOP Festival

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have been confirmed for the Paaspop festival, set to take place April 11-12 in Schijndel, Netherlands (EPICA will perform on April 12). The band says, "Paaspop will be the only show we will play untill June. It's also your first chance to see EPICA together with [new guitarist] Isaac [Delahaye; ...

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OBSCURA: Another New Song Posted Online

German death metallers OBSCURA have posted another brand new track, "Cosmogenesis", on their MySpace page. The song is the title cut of the group's second full-length album, which will be released in the U.S. on February 17 via Relapse Records (March 2 internationally). The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Oss Footage Posted Online

Video footage of HAIL OF BULLETS — the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — performing at Groene Engel in Oss, Holland on January 3, 2009 can be viewed below (clips uploaded by ...

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W.A.S.P., THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BRING ME THE HORIZON Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

The following bands are newly confirmed for this year's Hellfest, set to take place June 19-21, 2009 in Clisson, France: ABORTED ADAGIO AMEBIX AUGUST BURN RED BETRAYED BLOCKHEADS BLOODCLOT BRING ME THE HORIZON COALESCE DAGOBA DEICIDE DESPISED ICON EYEHATEGOD GIRLSCHOOL GOJIRA JARBOE KATAKLYSM KEEP OF KALESSIN KICKBACK KINGDOM OF SORROW MOONSORROW NACHTMYSTIUM ORAKLE PENTAGRAM PESTILENCE ...

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PESTILENCE: More Tour Dates Announced

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has scheduled the following dates: April 09 - Oslo, Norway - Inferno Festival April 10 - Enschede Netherlands - Atak April 11 - Schijndel, Netherlands - Paaspop April 12 - London, UK - Underworld April 13 - Cologne, Germany - Underground April 14 - Paris, France - ...

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AURA NOIR, SIGH Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

AURA NOIR and SIGH have been confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place from May 22-24 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is as follows: ABSCESS (California) ABSU (Texas) AGENDA OF SWINE (California) ANTIGAMA (Poland) ASPHYX (Netherlands) ATHEIST (Florida) AURA NOIR (Norway) BIRDFLESH (Sweden) BOLT THROWER (England) ...

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Resurrected PESTILENCE: New Song Posted Online

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has uploaded a new song, "Horror Detox", 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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EGOIST Signs With SELFMADEGOD RECORDS

Selfmadegod Records has announced the signing of one-man alternative metal band EGOIST from Bielsko-Biala, Poland. EGOIST was founded by the very young and enormously talented musician Stanislaw Wolonciej (guitars, bass, drums, vocals, synthesizers, production, artwork). The artist was born in 1986 in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. In his 20s, Stanislaw's father was a bass player in the ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

CEPHALIC CARNAGE and CATTLE DECAPITATION have been confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place from May 22-24 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABSCESS (California) ABSU (Texas) AGENDA OF SWINE (California) ANTIGAMA (Poland) ASPHYX (Netherlands) ATHEIST (Florida) BIRDFLESH (Sweden) BOLT THROWER (England) ...

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SUHRIM Announces New Guitarist

Belgian death metallers SUHRIM have announced the addition of guitarist Pieter Vandeputte (BATTALION) to the group's ranks. Vandeputte joins the band as the replacement for Thomas Bleys, who exited SUHRIM in July "due to a series of events." SUHRIM is currently in pre-production for its new, as-yet-untitled album, which is slated for a October 2009 ...

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MESHUGGAH, ROOT Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

MESHUGGAH and ROOT have been confirmed for next year's Inferno festival, set to take place April 8-11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: MESHUGGAH CARPATHIAN FOREST PESTILENCE KEEP OF KALESSIN EARTH CODE SWALLOW THE SUN ROOT TROLL UNEARTHLY TRANCE VREID KAMPFAR VICIOUS ART MENCEA Tickets for next year's ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN, VREID Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

SWALLOW THE SUN and VREID have been confirmed for next year's Inferno festival, set to take place April 8-11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: CARPATHIAN FOREST MENCEA KEEP OF KALESSIN UNEARTHLY TRANCE CODE EARTH KAMPFAR PESTILENCE SWALLOW THE SUN VICIOUS ART VREID TROLL Tickets for next year's ...

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PESTILENCE: New Album Artwork, Songtitles, Release Date Revealed

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE entered Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark last month to begin recording its new album, "Resurrection Macabre", for a March 16, 2009 release via Holland's Mascot Records. The band recorded a total of 14 songs during the session — 11 new tracks and three classic PESTILENCE cuts (as ...

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PESTILENCE: Tour Dates Announced

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has scheduled the following dates: April 09 - Oslo, Norway – Inferno April 10 – Enschede, Netherlands - Atak April 13 - Cologne, Germany - Underground April 16 - Erstfeld, Switzerland - Transilvania Live April 17 - Munich, Germany – Backstage April 18 - Pinarella, Italy - ...

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COMECON: 'The Worms Of God' Anthology Due In December

Nuclear Blast Records has set a December 5 European release date for "The Worms Of God", a complete anthology from the Swedish death metal pioneers COMECON. The two-CD set includes all three of the band's studio albums: "Megatrends In Brutality" (1992), "Converging Conspiracies" (1993) and "Fable Frolic" (1995). COMECON's success and excellent reputation were not ...

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CYNIC: Interview With PAUL MASVIDAL

By: Scott Alisoglu Paul Masvidal had an epiphany that it was time to unleash CYNIC and blow minds all over again. For the last 15 years, "Focus" has served as the bench mark for the heavy end of progressive metal (some might say progressive "death" metal, but more on that later) and here we are ...

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PITCH BLACK: New Song Posted Online

Portuguese thrashers PITCH BLACK will release their new album, "Hate Division", in early 2009 via Recital Records. The cover artwork, which was designed by Jumali Katani from Metal Artist, can be viewed below. A song from the CD, "Unleash the Hate", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Other tracks set ...

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