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NAPALM DEATH, WATAIN Confirmed For Portugal's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST X

NAPALM DEATH, WATAIN and ABADDON INCARNATE are among the confirmed bands for the SWR Barroselas Metalfest X, set to take place April 27-30 in Barroselas, Portugal. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, April 26: Special screening of "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" Friday, April 27: INFERNO SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION ADULTERY PROCESS OF GUILT ...

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KREATOR Mainman: 'We Are Working On New Stuff'

Frontman Mille Petrozza of German thrash metal pioneers KREATOR has issued the following update: "The KREATOR / CELTIC FROST European tour is now history and I'm still overwhelmed by the impressions of the last few weeks. This tour was historical to us and it was an honour for the whole band to finally have toured ...

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ANGELCORPSE: New Album Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

ANGELCORPSE bassist/vocalist Pete Helmkamp has issued the following update: "As most of you know now, ANGELCORPSE has completed the recording of our fourth full-length album, 'Of Lucifer and Lightning'. Osmose Productions will handle the release of the CD (and limited-edition LP) in Europe, The End will handle things in North America, and Mutilation Productions will ...

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CELTIC FROST Issues Statement Regarding U.K. Set Duration

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have issued the following statement regarding their set duration on the band's current U.K. tour: "While already on the road on the European leg of the 'Monotheist' tour, we were informed of strict curfews to our co-headlining shows with KREATOR in the U.K. These curfews have been imposed locally ...

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FLESH Changes Record Labels

Pete Flesh (DECEIVER, ex-MAZE OF TORMENT) has issued the following update: "Due to some problems with Iron Fist Productions I have changed labels to Pulverised Records (SATARIEL, DISSECTION, IN AETERNUM, WATAIN, etc.) from Singapore. They have also taken over the rights [to the first two FLESH albums] 'Dödsångest'' [2005] and 'Temple of Whores' [2006] and ...

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GOD DETHRONED Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have been confirmed for this year's Inferno Festival, which is scheduled to take place April 5-7 at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway. Currently slated to appear at the event are ANAAL NATHRAKH, DARK FUNERAL, DØDHEIMSGARD (DHG), IMMORTAL, MOONSPELL and PRIMORDIAL. Also rumored to be playing the fetival are ...

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED, WATAIN Rumored For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Dutch thrashers LEGION OF THE DAMNED (formerly OCCULT) and Swedish black metallers WATAIN are rumored to be playing this year's Inferno Festival, which is scheduled to take place April 5-7 at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway. Currently slated to appear at the event are ANAAL NATHRAKH, DARK FUNERAL, DØDHEIMSGARD (DHG), IMMORTAL, MOONSPELL and ...

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CELTIC FROST And KREATOR Announce Support Acts For Tour

CELTIC FROST and KREATOR have announced the support bands for their co-headlining tour of Europe. Personally picked by both bands, Dutch thrashers LEGION OF THE DAMNED will be taking over the special-guest slot until March 29 and Swedish black metal act WATAIN will be opening the touring package until then. Afterwards WATAIN will climb to ...

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WATAIN: New Song Available For Download

A brand new WATAIN track, entitled "Sworn to the Dark", has been made available for download at this location. The song is the title cut to the Swedish black metallers' third full-length album, due on February 19 via Season of Mist. A European tour will follow. After the release of the highly acclaimed ...

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MY OWN GRAVE Finishes Recording New EP, Prepares For European Tour

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death/thrash metal act MY OWN GRAVE has signed a deal with Pulverised Records (DISSECTION, WATAIN, SATARIEL, NOMINON) for the release of its debut EP, "Unholy", tentatively due in early 2007. The CD was recorded at Necromorbus Studio (MÖRK GRYNING, IN BATTLE, WATAIN) with producer Sverker "Widda" Widgren (DIABOLICAL) and contains a guest appearance ...

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DEMONICAL: New Record Deal, Vocalist Announced

DEMONICAL, the new Swedish death metal band featuring three former members of CENTINEX, has inked a multi-album deal with Germany's Cyclone Empire Records. The group's first album will be recorded in January/February 2007 for an April release. Release dates/details for other territories have yet to be finalized. In other news, DEMONICAL has announced the addition ...

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WATAIN: European Release Date Set For New Album

Season of Mist has set a February 19, 2007 European release date for the third full-length album from Swedish black metallers WATAIN. A European tour will follow. After the release of the highly acclaimed "Casus Luciferi" album in 2003 and the tour with DISSECTION in 2004, WATAIN has been forging and wielding material that clearly ...

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WATAIN Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have inked a deal with Season of Mist to issue their third full-length album in Europe. The tentative release date is set for March 2007. A European tour will follow. After the release of the highly acclaimed "Casus Luciferi" album in 2003 and the tour with DISSECTION in 2004, WATAIN has ...

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DEMONICAL To Record Debut Album In January

DEMONICAL, the new Swedish death metal band featuring three former members of CENTINEX, has issued the following update: "We are right now negotiating with several labels about a deal. Most likely everything will be nailed within the coming weeks. As it seems now, the debut full-length album is going to be recorded in January 2007 ...

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DEMONICAL Completes Work On Promotional CD

DEMONICAL, the new Swedish death metal band featuring three former members of CENTINEX, has unleashed its first audio assault, the "Bloodspell Divine" promotional CD. The four tracks featured on the demo, which was recorded at Necromorbus Studios (WATAIN, ONDSKAPT, MÖRK GRYNING), are as follows: 01. Revel in Misanthropia 02. Unholy Desecration 03. Feeding the Armageddon ...

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DISSECTION: New York City Show Cancelled

Swedish metallers DISSECTION have cancelled their previously announced September 6 gig at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. No reason was given for the decision to call off the show. It is not presently clear if the band's September 1 concert at the House of Blues in West ...

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ZARATHUSTRA: New Album Samples Available

German black metal band ZARATHUSTRA has completed work on its third album, "In Hora Mortis", at Sweden's Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST). The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Capitis Damnare 02. Souls Ejaculation 03. Embrace your Insanity 04. Salvation from Being 05. Crown of Creation 06. Odem 07. Towards Perdition Audio ...

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DISSECTION: Photos From Stockholm Concert Posted Online

Swedish metallers DISSECTION have uploaded a number of photos from their Dissection Midsummer Massacre concert, which took place Saturday, June 24 at Hovet in Stockholm. Check them out at this location. DISSECTION's setlist for the Dissection Midsummer Massacre concert (billed as the band's last-ever European performance): 01. Nexion 218 02. Beyond The Horizon ...

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DISSECTION Explain Israeli Concert Cancellation

Sweden's DISSECTION have commented on the cancellation of their June 17 concert in Tel-Aviv, Israel. According to a posting on the group's official web site, the show was called off "due to practical and technical reasons." A DISSECTION management representative added, "Until the last minute it was still unclear if the proper technical/practical arrangements had ...

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DISSECTION Cancel Israeli Appearance

Swedish extreme metallers DISSECTION have cancelled their previously announced June 17 show at Comfort 13 in Tel-Aviv, Israel. No reason was given for the cancellation. As previously reported, DISSECTION have announced the following live dates outside their final European appearance on June 24, 2006 at Dissection Midsummer Massacre '06 in Stockholm, Sweden: Sep. 01 - ...

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DISSECTION Mainman Comments On Upcoming U.S. Dates

Swedish metal pioneers DISSECTION have announced the following live dates outside their final European appearance on June 24, 2006 at Dissection Midsummer Massacre '06 in Stockholm, Sweden: Jun. 17 - Tel-Aviv, ISR @ Comfort 13 Sep. 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues Sep. 06 - New York City, NY @ B.B. King ...

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DISSECTION: 'Rebirth Of Dissection' DVD Due In July

Escapi Music has set a July 28 European release date (August 1 in North America) for the new DISSECTION DVD, entitled "Rebirth of Dissection". With Jon Nödtveidt's release from an eight-year prison sentence on September 6, 2004, he recruited a completely new lineup. First to join the ranks was ex-DARK FUNERAL drummer Tomas Asklund, followed ...

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