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DEVOURMENT Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Texas-based underground death metallers DEVOURMENT have reformed and are currently writing material for their second full-length album, entitled "Butcher the Weak". DEVOURMENT originally split up in 1999 when their then-vocalist Ruben Rosas was arrested as a fugitive from justice at the Colorado Death Fest. Now they have reformed with 70 percent of their original lineup ...

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LOST SOUL: New Song Available For Download

A brand new LOST SOUL track, entitled "Mortal Cage", has been made available for download at Earache.com. "Mortal Cage" comes off the Polish death metallers' upcoming album, "Chaostream", due in early 2005 via the Earache Records subsidiary Wicked World. LOST SOUL have cut their teeth over the course of two demonically-inspired death metal ...

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LOST SOUL Sign With WICKED WORLD RECORDS

Polish death metallers LOST SOUL have inked a deal with the Earache Records subsidiary Wicked World. LOST SOUL have cut their teeth over the course of two demonically-inspired death metal albums of the highest quality, and have recently completed a month-long tour of their homeland with compatriots VADER. The band's upcoming album, "Chaostream", is already ...

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DEATH ANGEL, DECAPITATED, PRONG Confirmed For MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVIII

The first bands have been announced for Milwaukee Metalfest XVIII, a two-day event set to be held July 30-31 at Modjeska Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The festival's lineup is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 30, 2004: DEATH ANGEL DECAPITATED GOATWHORE PRONG CATTLE DECAPITATION MACABRE SEVEN WITCHES ANAL BLAST USURPER NASTY SAVAGE FLESHGRIND BEYOND THERAPY ...

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Polish Death Metallers DECAPITATED Featured In ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED are featured in an article in national entertainment "bible" Entertainment Weekly, hitting newsstands Friday, June 11. The article explores the controversy of the DECAPITATED name in the light of the recent decapitation of U.S. citizen Nick Berg at the hands of terrorists — a situation reminiscent of the controversy surrounding the ...

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'Infernal Gathering' Compilation Due In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 29 U.S. release date for "Infernal Gathering, The Second Chapter", a collection of headline artists that performed at the 4th annual Inferno Festival this past April. Norway's Inferno Festival has, in its short time, established itself as one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. With ...

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DECAPITATED To Tour U.S. With CANNIBAL CORPSE

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED will be returning to the North American continent this summer for their second U.S. tour, this time with none other than CANNIBAL CORPSE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 28 - Climax Lounge - Denver, CO Jul. 30 - US Cellular Arena - Milwaukee, WI Jul. 31 - Hairy ...

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Report: Polish Heavy Metal Underground Makes Its Presence Felt

The U.K.'s The Observer reports: "It can't get much more heavy metal than this: the all-day Mega Metal Mania festival in Katowice, Poland, kernel of central Europe's heavy industrial core. All around is the charismatic, perverse beauty of pit-heads - turning cogwheels and slag heaps — the dancing flames of steelworks, cloudy plumes of power ...

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Compilation CD To Be Released In Conjunction With Norway's INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL

Norway's Tabu Recordings have announced plans to release a compilation CD, "Infernal Gathering - The Second Chapter", in conjunction with the upcoming Inferno Metal Festival. In its fourth edition, Inferno Metal Festival has established itself as one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world, with people traveling from such faraway places like ...

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MAYHEM Announce Finnish Dates

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have added three Finnish dates to their upcoming European tour. As previously reported, the trek (which will reportedly include Poland's DECAPITATED and Japan's DEFILED) will officially commence on April 10, beginning with an appearance at the Inferno Festival in Oslo, according to a posting on the band's web site. The European ...

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MAYHEM: 'Chimera' Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have revealed the track listing for their new CD, "Chimera", due on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season Of Mist Records. The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, reportedly features a musical direction that is being described by ...

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MAYHEM, DECAPITATED, DEFILED: Scandinavian Dates Announced

Norway's MAYHEM, Poland's DECAPITATED and Japan's DEFILED will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in early April. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 09 - Göteborg, SWE @ Musikens Hus Apr. 10 – Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Apr. 11 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben MAYHEM's new full-length CD, "Chimera", is ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Begin Recording New Album In May

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST will enter the studio in May to record their new album, tentatively due in September through Century Media Records. A world tour will coincide with the release of the new CD. The follow-up to 2002's "Genesis" sees the group "returning back to [their] roots. [The musical path] the band [chose to follow ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL 2004: Complete Schedule Released

The organizers of the annual Inferno Festival have released the complete schedule for this year's festivities, which are set to be held April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The details are as follows: Thursday, April 8: Venue: Rockefeller 18.15 ROTTING CHRIST 19.45 KHOLD 21.15 KONKHRA 23.00 GORGOROTH 01.00 MY ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL 2004: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup for this year's Inferno Festival — set to be held April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway — has been announced. It is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORYM AETURNUS ÁSMEGIN DECAPITATED DEFILED DIMENSION F3H DISIPLIN ENSLAVED FORGERY GORGOROTH HELHEIM HOLY MOSES KHOLD KONKHRA MANES MANIFEST MAYHEM ...

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Former IMMORTAL Drummer HORGH Joins HYPOCRISY!

Former IMMORTAL/current GRIMFIST drummer Horgh has officially joined HYPOCRISY. Horgh replaces longtime HYPOCRISY skinsman Lars Szöke, who reportedly left the band because of his unwillingness to tour for long periods of time. "Lars still wants to play drums," HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren explained to Norway's Scream magazine, "but not with the hectic schedule HYPOCRISY has ...

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VADER Frontman's Side Project PANZER X: CD Details Revealed

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, have announced the details of their upcoming promotional CD. The disc, entitled "Steel Fist", "will contain more stuff than was previously announced and it's going to be more like a debut MCD of the band than simply a promo tape," according to a post on VADER's ...

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DECAPITATED: New Song Posted Online

A brand new DECAPITATED track, titled "The Fury", has been posted online at this location. "The Fury" comes off the group's third full-length album, "The Negatron", due on March 9, 2004 through Wicked World/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nihility" was recorded at Hertz Studio in Poland with engineers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski ...

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DECAPITATED Off CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

Poland's DECAPITATED have reportedly dropped off the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE and special guests HYPOCRISY and VILE. No reason was given for DECAPITATED's withdrawal from the trek. The tour — CANNIBAL CORPSE's first in support of their upcoming "The Wretched Spawn" CD — will kick off on February 14 and will ...

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MAYHEM Announce Release Date For 'Chimera'

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have set a March 29, 2004 release date through Season Of Mist Records for their new full-length CD, "Chimera". The album, which is currently being recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, will feature a musical direction that is being described by the band as "much more back ...

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