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CRYPTOPSY To Showcase During CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY will be showcasing during the Canadian Music Week Festival (CMW) on Saturday, March 4, 2006, in Toronto, Ontario. The band have been nominated for CMW's "The Indies" music award in the "Best Metal/Hardcore" catagory. More information is available at this location. CRYPTOPSY recently completed a U.S. tour in support ...

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CRYPTOPSY Drummer's 'Extreme Metal Drumming' DVD Now Available

CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier has made his "Extreme Metal Drumming 101" DVD available through his official web site. This two-DVD set by features approximately three and a half hours of instructional content and live performances. A video excerpt of Flo's performance at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, Canada, June 2005) can be downloaded ...

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THY PRIMORDIAL Call It A Day

Swedish mythological black metallers THY PRIMORDIAL have officially split up. A posting at the group's web site reads as follows: "THY PRIMORDIAL is no more ...the glorious days are over... to ruin and decay. Greatest of hails to all & everyone that has, during the years, crossed our path. Thanks. In monumental honour we leave ...

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CRYPTOPSY Announce Session Guitarist, Film New Video

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY have recruited Christian Donaldson from MYTHOSIS to fill in on second guitar during the band's current North American tour with SUFFOCATION, ABORTED and DESPISED ICON. The group expect to tour Europe in February and Australia in April. In other news, CRYPTOPSY filmed a video for the track "The Pestilence That Walketh ...

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CRYPTOPSY Announce Final Track Listing For 'Once Was Not'

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY have announced the final track listing for their fifth album, "Once Was Not", due on October 18 via Century Media Records. The new CD, featuring the long-anticipated return of vocalist Lord Worm, was recorded at Studio Vortex in St-Constant, Canada by producer Sebastien Marsan, and again infuses extreme music with awe-inspiring ...

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RELAPSE To Reissue The Complete ATHEIST Collection

Relapse Records has announced the forthcoming reissue of the entire recorded works of seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST. ATHEIST was one of the first truly adventurous bands to break out of the late '80s death metal underground. In addition to ATHEIST's albums (1989's "Piece of Time", 1992's "Unquestionable Presence", and 1993's "Elements") being benchmarks of ...

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Former PESTILENCE Frontman Pulls Out Of PROJEKT TABUN

PROJEKT TABUN, the new studio project founded by former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling and KING LOCUST guitarist/producer Niels Drieƫnhuizen, has been forced to delay the release of their first recordings due to Thesseling's involvement in the recording sessions of ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR. Former PESTILENCE singer Martin Van Drunen, who was originally supposed to take part ...

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Former PESTILENCE Members In Studio With PROJEKT TABUN

Former PESTILENCE members Martin Van Drunen (vocals) and Jeroen Paul Thesseling (bass) have teamed up in a brand new band called PROJEKT TABUN. PROJEKT TABUN was founded by Thesseling and KING LOCUST guitarist/producer Niels Drieƫnhuizen. The band, who recently spent time at at studio Het Lab in Schaarsbergen, the Netherlands, are describing their sound as ...

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SEVERE TORTURE: New Compilation CD Detailed

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE will release their final album for Karmageddon Media (formerly known as Hammerheart Records), "Blood Letting", on February 7, 2005. "This album is NOT the new SEVERE TORTURE full-length but a live-album with bonus material including our '98 demo," the band write on their web site. "Blood Letting" (view cover ...

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MORGOTH: Two-CD 'Best Of' Collection Due In January

Legendary German death metallers MORGOTH will release a posthumous "best of" collection in January 2005 via Century Media Records. MORGOTH was one of the first, best and most important death metal bands from Germany. Their first demo was recorded in 1987 and their first tour was with AUTOPSY and PESTILENCE in 1990, the same year ...

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Former PESTILENCE Bassist To Launch New Flamenco-Oriented Studio Project

Former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling is currently preparing a flamenco-oriented studio project dubbed PROJEKT TABUN. The recording sessions are planned for December 2004, according to a posting on Thesseling's official web site. Jeroen, who played on PESTILENCE's fourth album, "Spheres" (1993), joined the flamenco ensemble of the Dutch virtuoso guitarist Peter Kalb, ...

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CKY's DERON MILLER Offers Updates On DEATH Tribute Album, FOREIGN OBJECTS Side Project

CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has issued the following update on the highly anticipated DEATH tribute album "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", his FOREIGN OBJECTS side project (featuring legendary ex-DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) and the upcoming CKY album: "It's been a while since anyone has heard an update ...

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DEATH BY DAWN Add Second Guitarist

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), have announced the addition of second guitarist Ingo "Fusel" Fussangel (ex-SUDDEN DEATH) to the group's ranks. Fussangel made his live debut with the group on October 2 at R17 near Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. DEATH BY DAWN's current ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Split with KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE have announced the termination of their cooperation with Karmageddon Media, formely known as Hammerheart Records. "After four years, it was time for a change," the band write in a statement. SEVERE TORTURE are currently finishing up songs for the next album, which is tentatively set to be recorded in ...

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NILE's KARL SANDERS Talks About Upcoming Solo Album

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders will release his debut solo album, "Saurian Meditation", on October 26 through Relapse Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Awaiting the Vultures 02. Of the Sleep of Ishtar 03. Luring the Doom Serpent 04. Contemplations of the Endless Abyss 05. The Elder God Shrine 06. ...

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Former PESTILENCE Bassist Available For New Projects

Former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling is currently available for progressive and technical bands or (studio) projects, according to a posting on his official web site. Jeroen, who played on PESTILENCE's fourth album, "Spheres" (1993), joined the flamenco ensemble of the Dutch virtuoso guitarist Peter Kalb, EL PERIQUIN, in 2003. "The live performances ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), performing the track "Legal Usury" at OT-Heim in Steinfurt-Borghorst, Germany on March 19, 2004 has been posted online at this location (scroll all the way down to the bottom of the ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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Former DEATH/CYNIC Guitarist To Guest On ILLEGIMITATION CD

Former DEATH/CYNIC guitarist Paul Masvidal will reportedly make a guest appearance on the debut album from German black/death metallers ILLEGIMITATION. The as-yet-untitled effort will be recorded in August at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany under the production guidance of Alex Krull (ATROCITY, BELPHEGOR, SINISTER). Other guest musicians scheduled to appear on the CD include Victor ...

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CHIMAIRA Book Studio Time For DEATH Tribute

CHIMAIRA will be entering Spider Studios on March 22 to record some music from the DEATH albums "Symbolic" and "Human" for the upcoming tribute CD "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Legendary guitarist James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) will be handling the production duties alongside CHIMAIRA. Commented CHIMAIRA ...

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Former PESTILENCE Bassist Launches Web Site

Former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who played on the group's jazz/fusion-influenced fourth album, "Spheres" (1993), has launched his official web site at this location. According to a posting on the web site, Jeroen joined the flamenco ensemble of the Dutch virtuoso guitarist Peter Kalb, EL PERIQUIN, in 2003. "The live performances with ...

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DEATH Tribute Album Update: CHIMAIRA Added, Web Site Launched

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for the 'Within The Mind' project was completed at ...

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JAMES MURPHY: DEATH Tribute Album Update

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ...

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