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Under the Black Cross - PENTACLE

Just the sight of the name Wannes Gubbels should make this a must-buy for any fan of dirt-caked, primeval, doom-lurching war death metal. As a member for the last decade of the most recent lineup of ASPHYX (not to discount his other bands, SOULBURN or BUNKUR), he is clearly not only a practitioner of that ...

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OBSCURA Pulls Out Of BLASTING EUROPE Tour

German death metallers OBSCURA have issued the following update: "Unfortunately we have to cancel the whole Blasting Europe Tour which is set up for February, March this year. The replacement between 23rd of February and March the 1st will be DROWNED CHILD from Poland. The replacement for the second part, especially the UK part will ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Preparing To Enter Studio

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, will enter Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland in February to begin recording its debut album for a May release via Metal Blade Records. ...

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OBSCURA Joined By Former NECROPHAGIST Guitarist

German death metallers OBSCURA have announced the addition of former NECROPHAGIST guitarist Christian Muenzner to the group's ranks. The band's new lineup is as follows: Steffen Kummerer - Guitar, Vocals Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST) - Guitar Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) - Bass Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) - Drums An interview with OBSCURA conducted on September 15, 2007 ...

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ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR Featuring Ex-PESTILENCE Bassist: New Demo Recordings Posted Online

ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR, the studio project founded by guitarist Ronald Bekking and former PESTILENCE/current OBSCURA bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, has uploaded several recent demo recordings to www.jeroenthesseling.com. ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR was formed "with the intent to bring world music into dialogue with other modern music styles," according to Thesseling. The group's lineup is completed by ...

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PESTILENCE Resurrected: 'More Tech And Way More Brutal Than Ever Before'

Dutch guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he has resurrected his late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE with a brand new lineup, featuring Patrick on vocals and guitar, Tony Choy (ATHEIST, CYNIC) on bass and Peter Wildoer (DARKANE, NON-HUMAN LEVEL) on drums. Patrick is reportedly working on new material which he has ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

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 confirmed for this year's Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 7-9, 2008 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival ...

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Pestilence & Peril - THE HOWLING WIND

Ryan Lipynski ("Killusion") captained the experimental and now defunct THRALLDOM through three albums, as well as doing time with sludge monsters UNEARTHLY TRANCE. With THE HOWLING WIND, Lipynski channels his creative energies into a more traditional, though no less invigorating, black metal project that is as fierce and soot covered as it gets. "Pestilence & ...

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NÅSTROND To Release 'Muspellz Synir' In January

Swedish black metallers NÅSTROND will release their fourth, "Muspellz Synir", in January via Debemur Morti Productions. According to a press release, the CD "is the aural epitome of decrepit death, the soundtrack to life's dying embers or perhaps a burial at sea. Here, the sinister Swedes tap into a well of primitive inspiration to unlock ...

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OBSCURA Joined By Former PESTILENCE Bassist

German death metal band OBSCURA has announced the addition of former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling to the group's ranks. Thesseling, who played on PESTILENCE's fourth album, "Spheres" (1993), will join OSBCURA on their upcoming tours and will participate in the recording sessions for the group's new album, due in 2008. An interview with OBSCURA ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Drummer: 'We Have Enough Material To Fill Two Albums'

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, will enter Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland in February 2008 to begin recording its debut album for a May release via Metal Blade ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

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 inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. HAIL OF BULLETS was formed in late 2006 through a mutual love for old-school death ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS To Record Debut Album In February

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 issued the following update: "The response from record companies following the release of HAIL OF BULLETS four-track promo CD has been quite ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Entire Promo CD, Artwork Available For Download

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 posted the complete artwork and downloadable versions of the four songs from the group's new promotional CD. Check out the tracks " ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Another New Song Posted Online

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 uploaded the last song from the group's four-track promotional CD on its MySpace page. Check out the track " Red Wolves of ...

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CEREBRUM: Two Songs From Debut Album Available For Streaming

Athens, Greece-based technical death metallers CEREBRUM have completed work on their debut album, tentatively titled "Psychedelic Massacre Awaits". The CD was recorded in May 2007 at DB Recordings in Bled, Slovenia and was mixed and mastered in Athens with sound engineer George Bokos. Two songs from the album are available for streaming on the band's ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Another Song Posted Online

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 uploaded another song from its four-track promotional CD on its MySpace page. Check out the track "Ordered Eastward" at this ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: Two Final Mixes Posted Online

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 issued the following update: "We just received the master disc with the final mixes for our promo CD from Sweden! "Well, Mr. ...

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Collision - C-187

Man oh man, the ATHEIST/PESTILENCE/CYNIC contingent is going to flip its collective lid upon hearing about new super group C-187 (and have most likely done so already). Debut album "Collision" marks the reappearance of PESTILENCE legend and C-187 guitarist Patrick Mameli, who is joined by bassist Tony Choy (CYNIC, PESTILENCE, ATHEIST), drummer Sean Reinert (DEATH, ...

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Ex-PESTILENCE Mainman PATRICK MAMELI Talks About C-187; Video Available

Toazted.com recently conducted an interview with former PESTILENCE/current C-187 mainman Patrick Mameli. Patrick talks about the upcoming C-187 album "Collision", his past with PESTILENCE and more. Watch the interview in four parts at this location. In addition to Mameli, C-187 features Tony Choy (bass; ATHEIST; ex-CYNIC), Sean Reinert (drums; CYNIC, ex-DEATH) and Tony ...

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Ex-PESTILENCE Singer MARTIN VAN DRUNEN Joins BUNKUR

Dutch extreme doom metal band BUNKUR has tapped legendary vocalist Martin van Drunen (ASPHYX, PESTILENCE, BOLT THROWER, DEATH BY DAWN, HAIL OF BULLETS) for its upcoming album, "Nullify", and future gigs. The band has also recruited Wannes Gubbels (PENTACLE, ASPHYX) as a session bassist. "Nullify" will be released in early 2008 and will contain one ...

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PESTILENCE: 'Spheres' Re-Release To Contain Bonus Tracks

Metal Mind Productions will re-release PESTILENCE's classic album "Spheres" on August 20 in Europe and October 15 in North America. The CD will be made available in a new digipack edition on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology and limited to a hand-numbered 2,000 copies. It will also feature the LP's original artwork, done ...

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C-187: Another Song Posted Online

Another song from C-187 — the new band featuring former PESTILENCE mainman Patrick Mameli (guitar) alongside Tony Choy (bass; ATHEIST; ex-CYNIC), Sean Reinert (drums; CYNIC, ex-DEATH) and Tony Jelencovich (vocals; M.A.N, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MNEMIC) — has been posted at the Mascot Records MySpace page. Check out the track "Rip Deal" at this location. ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: New Song Posted Online

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 posted a new "work-in-progress" track on its MySpace page. Commented the group: "For all of you who added us on ...

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DEATH BY DAWN Schedules German Dates

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 02 - Bastard Club - Osnabrück, GER Oct. 19 - Zwischenfall - Bochum, GER DEATH BY DAWN's full-length debut, "One Hand, One Foot... And A Lot Of Teeth", was released last ...

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