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IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION: New Song Posted Online

Fast-rising British death metallers IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION recently finished recording their highly anticipated debut album, "Of Winter Born", and have made a brand new track from the album, "Deeds Of Days Long Gone", available to stream at their MySpace page. "Of Winter Born" was recorded with producer Scott Atkins (GAMA BOMB, SYLOSIS) at Grindstone ...

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OBSCURA: New Song Posted Online

German death metallers OBSCURA have posted a brand new track, "Anticosmic Overload", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the group's second full-length album, "Cosmogenesis" due in February 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC, EXIVIOUS). "The new ...

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Traced in Air - CYNIC

In 1993 a band called CYNIC set the standard for not just progressive death metal (you could make the argument for ATHEIST and even PESTILENCE too), but also progressive rock/metal with the seminal "Focus". Vocalist/guitarist Paul Masvidal had a vision for a band that would break the mold and succeeded in making an album with ...

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DESPISE YOU, PIGSTY Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

DESPISE YOU (California) and PIGSTY (Czech Republic) are the final two bands to be confirmed for next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 22-24, 2009 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The final festival billing is as follows: ABSCESS (California) ABSU (Texas) AGENDA OF SWINE (California) ANTIGAMA (Poland) ASPHYX (Netherlands) ...

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NAPALM DEATH, VENOMOUS CONCEPT, MISERY INDEX Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

NAPALM DEATH, VENOMOUS CONCEPT and MISERY INDEX have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 22-24, 2009 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABSCESS (California) ABSU (Texas) AGENDA OF SWINE (California) ANTIGAMA (Poland) ASPHYX (Netherlands) ATHEIST (Florida) BIRDFLESH (Sweden) ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD Completes Work On New Album

Norwegian melodic black metal masters OLD MAN'S CHILD will release a new studio album in early 2009 via Century Media Records. The band, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), has just returned from a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden, where it spent several weeks laying down the new unholy compositions at Studio ...

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ORIGIN, SKINLESS, OBSCURA, MAN MUST DIE, ANTIGAMA To Team Up For European Tour

ORIGIN, SKINLESS, OBSCURA, MAN MUST DIE, and ANTIGAMA will join forces for the first-ever European edition of the legendary Relapse Records Contamination Tour. The trek will bring extremity as only Relapse Records can provide to Europe in an extensive four-week run. ORIGIN recently issued its new full-length album, "Antithesis", to worldwide acclaim! Infamous New York ...

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OBSCURA: New Album Title, Guest Appearances Revealed

German death metallers OBSCURA have set "Cosmogenesis" as the title of their second full-length album, due in early 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC, EXIVIOUS). "The new album sounds very intense and brutal", the band says in a statement. OBSCURA ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Pulls Out Of DARKNESS OVER X-MAS TOUR

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 — has been forced to withdraw from the the Darkness Over X-Mas Tour 2008 (featuring LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SONIC SYNDICATE, NEAERA, ...

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PESTILENCE Mainman Says Reunion With MARTIN VAN DRUNEN Was 'Out Of The Question'

Olivier "Zoltar" Badin of UK's Terrorizer magazine (web site) recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Terrorizer: Exactly when and why did PESTILENCE stop functioning after the "Spheres" album? Patrick: "It was due ...

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Death Metal Illustrator MIKE HRUBOVCAK To Take Part In NYC Gallery Show Tomorrow

Mike Hrubovcak, vocalist for the bands MONSTROSITY and VILE and death metal illustrator/album cover artist for such groups as MORTICIAN, SINISTER, GRAVE, AVULSED, CATTLE DECAPITATION, XXX MANIAK, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and BRAIN DRILL, and his company VisualDarkness will be part of an art gallery show in New York City tomorrow night (Friday, September 26) at Headquarters ...

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PESTILENCE To Enter Studio Next Month

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark mid-October to begin recording its new album, "Resurrection Macabre", for a 2009 release via Holland's Mascot Records. The band will record a total of 14 songs during the session — 11 new tracks and three classic PESTILENCE cuts as chosen ...

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MISTWEAVER Completes Work On New Album

Spanish medieval melodic death metal band MISTWEAVER has completed work on 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 DIAMOND). The album was mastered at ...

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Death Metal Illustrator MIKE HRUBOVCAK Launches Online Poster Art Store

Mike Hrubovcak, vocalist for the bands MONSTROSITY and VILE and death metal illustrator/album cover artist for such groups as MORTICIAN, SINISTER, GRAVE, AVULSED, CATTLE DECAPITATION, XXX MANIAK, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER, BRAIN DRILL, and others, has launched an online poster art store of his album cover art through his web site VisualDarkness.com. Hrubovcak stated: "I've ...

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NADIWRATH Hard At Work On Debut Album

Greek black metallers NADIWRATH, featuring DODSFERD mainman Wrath on vocals, are currently working on their debut album. Wrath states, "The NADIWRATH recordings started one week ago! We have finished the drum recordings — nine songs of raw and sick black metal! By the end of this year, our first full-length will be ready!" NADIWRATH's album ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Footage From Holland's BAROEG OPEN AIR Available

Fan-filmed 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 the Baroeg Open Air festival on September 6, 2008 in Rotterdam, Holland, can be viewed ...

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OBSCURA Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Munich, Germany-based death metallers OBSCURA. The band is currently recording its second full-length album with producer V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) at The Crypt Studios for an early 2009 release. Commented OBSCURA guitarist/vocalist Steffan Kummerer: "We are very happy to have found in Relapse a strong partner for the ...

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SCARS: 'Devilgod Alliance' Track Listing Revealed

Brazilian thrash metallers SCARS have posted the third video clip (see below) containing behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the group's new album, "Devilgod Alliance", due late September. According to the group, the album's lyrical concept will be based on ageless literature masterpieces that portray evil as a character (i.e.: "Masque of the Red Death" ...

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MAYHEM, PESTILENCE, GENERAL SURGERY Confirmed For Next Year's MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM, the reformed Dutch death/thrash metal outfit PESTILENCE and Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 22-24, 2009 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABSCESS (California) ANTIGAMA (Poland) ASPHYX (Netherlands) ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

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 Theo van Eekelen — has been confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 22-24 at the ...

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PESSIMIST To Release 'Evolution Unto Evil' In August

The artwork for the new PESSIMIST CD "Evolution Unto Evil" can be viewed below. Art and layout was created by Mike Fortier of Morbid Subculture Productions. Due in August, "Evolution Unto Evil" will feature 12 rare and previously unreleased tracks, early demos and live studio tracks, including cover versions of songs from POSSESSED, KREATOR, MEGADETH ...

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