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DEATH: Classic Live Videos Posted On YouTube

Sean Sitka, tour bus driver for PESTILENCE on the Inhuman Tour 1991, has posted some vintage DEATH live videos on YouTube. Songs include "Suicide Machine", "Open Casket", "Pull The Plug", "Left To Die", "Zombie Ritual" and "Low Life". Back in December 2006, the Greek edition of Rock Hard magazine published a tribute to ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Begins Recording First Demo

GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby has issued the following update on HAIL OF BULLETS, his new band also featuring THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen: "Yep, we've finally started recording our first demo! Last Friday I entered the Excess studios in ...

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C-187 Featuring PESTILENCE, CYNIC Members: E-Card Available

An e-card for 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 made available at the Mascot Records web site. C-187's debut album, "Collision", is currently being mixed ...

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MASTER Frontman: 'Drugs Are Great'

Germany's Metal1.info webzine recently conducted an interview with MASTER mastermind Paul Speckmann. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Metal1.info: MASTER has very socio- and particularly America-critical lyrics which distinguish you from most of the other death metal bands, who have satanic-, gore- or aggression-glamorizing song-texts. What do you think about bands ...

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C-187 Featuring PESTILENCE, CYNIC Members: Audio Available

A brand new track 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 online at the Mascot Records web site. Check out the song "Collision" at

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Holland's MASCOT RECORDS To Enter U.S. Market

Holland's Mascot Records has announced plans to enter the U.S. market in early 2008. The label is in the process of finalizing the distribution, marketing and publicity arrangements. There will only be around seven releases in the first year, of which the first two will be SCIENCE FACTION and C-187. SCIENCE FACTION is a new ...

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C-187 Featuring PESTILENCE, CYNIC Members: Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

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), is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, entitled "Collision", with Danish producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR). The CD was recorded at Spacelab Studios ...

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Italy's ALEPH And SOWN To Release New Albums In July

On July 6, Fuel Records will release the latest albums from two promising Italian metal bands: progressive metallers ALEPH with "In Tenebra" and the nu-metal outfit SOWN with "Downside". According to a press release, "In Tenebra" is ALEPH's debut album which was released on the Italian market exclusively at the end of 2006. The band's ...

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ANGELCORPSE's HELMKAMP Discusses Comeback Album

Pestilence magazine recently conducted an interview with ANGELCORPSE bassist/vocalist Pete Helmkamp. An excerpt follows: Pestilence: First of all, it was really great news for me to hear that you guys are reforming back. The underground scene needs bands like ANGELCORPSE to crush all nu-metal/metalcore bands into pieces. Why the hell it took you ...

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C-187 featuring PESTILENCE, CYNIC Members: In Mixing Mode

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), is currently mixing its debut album with Danish producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR). The CD was recorded at Spacelab Studios in Oedt/Moers (near Düsseldorf), Germany ...

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Norwegian Black Metallers VRAGVOLD Complete New Demo

Norwegian black metallers VRAGVOLD have added a "taster" to their MySpace page made up of tracks from their forthcoming demo entitled "Krig Hat Pest Selvforakt" (War Hate Pestilence Self-Hatred), together with the full-length version of "Prophecy of the Fallen". "Krig Hat Pest Selvforakt" will be the first release for the five-piece band, comprising ...

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DAN SWÄNO To Produce New Band Featuring PESTILENCE, GOREFEST, THANATOS Members

Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swäno (EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD) has agreed to mix/produce the upcoming demo/CD from HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen, GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen. The recordings will take place in June/July ...

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ALTARIA: 'Divine Invitation' Details Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA will release a compilation album, entitled "Divine Invitation", on May 25. "The compilation is a mid-price release made for fans!" the band writes on its web site. "Due to the high demand and ongoing requests for the songs of the completely sold out first two albums of the band, 'Invitation' (2003) ...

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STIGMATIZED Signs With DISCONCERT MUSIC

Disconcert Music has announced the signing of Germany's STIGMATIZED, a cutting-edge death metal band that displays its unique style carrying influences from such pillars as DEATH, PESTILENCE and TESTAMENT. The band's first full-length album, entitled "Live in Despair", was recorded at Soundlodge Studios with Jörg Uken (OBSCENITY, GOD DETHRONED) and is already getting great reviews ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Calls It Quits

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have issued the following statement: "After nearly 15 years we've decided to lay our precious CALLENISH CIRCLE to rest. We'll play our last show on Saturday the 10th of March at De Azijnfabriek in Roermond, The Netherlands. This wasn't the easiest decision to make, but in the end, we ...

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C-187 Featuring PESTILENCE, CYNIC Members: Demo Tracks Posted Online

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 posted seven early demo tracks at this location. The songs available for download are as follows: 01. 10-15m 02. Collision-04 03. KneeDeep ...

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C-187 Featuring PESTILENCE, CYNIC Members: Studio Update

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 entered the studio to begin recording its debut album for a summer release via Holland's Mascot Records. The group has issued the following update ...

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PESTILENCE, GOREFEST, THANATOS Members Join Forces In New Band

THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens have joined forces with former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX-singer Martin Van Drunen, GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen in a brand new project. The as-yet-unnamed band will record a three-track promo CD later this year. "We're simply going to crank out some brutal old-school death ...

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MYOPIA Signs With SELFMADEGOD RECORDS

MYOPIA, the Bielsko-Biala, Poland-based thrash metal outfit, has signed a record deal with Selfmadegod Records. "Enter Insectmasterplan", a reissue of the group's second full-length album — originally self-released in 2005 — will be made available in January 2007. According to a press release, "Enter Insectmasterplan" features nine tracks of "sonic forward-thinking with astonishing musicianship and ...

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Former PESTILENCE Mainman MAMELI Launches C-187

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 inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records. The band will enter the studio in February 2007 to begin recording its debut album for a ...

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PESTILENCE: 'Mind Reflections' Reissue Detailed

PESTILENCE's "Mind Reflections" is another classic album from Roadrunner Records' archives that will be reissued on November 13 via Metal Mind Records. A compilation of band's best tracks, both studio and live, it is a must-have for fans of complex music that combines various influences (from thrash, jazz and fusion) with classic death metal. The ...

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REALM: Reissue Details Revealed

Metal Mind Productions has signed a multi-record licensing deal with Roadrunner Records for RR's fantastic back-catalogue. MMP will reissue over 25 albums from the late '80s/early '90s, taken from Roadrunner Records' vast archives. The selection of bands includes SOLITUDE AETURNUS, CRIMSON GLORY, ATROPHY, HEATHEN, REALM, XENTRIX, DISINCARNATE, PESTILENCE, LAST CRACK, ZNOWHITE, SADUS, TOXIK, BULLDOZER and ...

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