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SHINING: New Live Photos Posted Online

SHINING's official web site has been updated with 80 live photos from the band's October 28 live appearance at H62 in Stockholm, Sweden. Special guest Acerbus of ONDSKAPT joined Kvarforth on stage for a song. Even ex-SHINING bassist Phil A. Cirone attended the concert, as evidenced by the last two photos, where he's ...

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WOLF 'Looking Forward' To Recording New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following message on their official web site: "Nick [Niklas Olsson, guitar/vocals] is playing the evil priest 'Hannias' in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in Stockholm right now. He's getting some great reviews, and the show seems to be a huge success. Very cool, and we are proud of him. His new vocal ...

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Victims of Science - GAMMACIDE

When this album came out in 1990, on the tiny Wild Rags label, founder Richard C. was on a one-man crusade to uphold vinyl and cassettes, and compact discs be damned. (We see how well that worked out, both for vinyl and for Wild Rags.) As a result, promising bands like HELLWITCH, ARCANE and GAMMACIDE ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST have inked a deal with Season of Mist. The band are expected to enter the studio during the coming months to begin recording a new studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. In an interview with Vincent Eldefors, the chief editor of Sweden's Tartarean Desire, conducted on ...

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ROTTING CORPSE Named Artist Of The Month

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, have been named Artist of the Month for October 2005 by Stream of Consciousness. The Artist of the Month package features an interview with bassist Steve Murphy, a review of ...

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I, Infidel - RITUAL CARNAGE

My first reaction to the vocals on the new RITUAL CARNAGE was a startled "What the fuck???" It'd been a while since I heard this Japanese band in action — I worship their first two albums, "The Highest Law" and "Every Nerve Alive", as masterful and devastating neo-thrash classics free of any influence past 1991, ...

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Reactivated Swedish Black Metallers SHINING Announce Tour Dates

Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING are preparing to embark on a European tour, with the first dates now announced. More shows will be added as they get confimed. Enterpainment Booking have arranged three SHINING gigs in Germany that are to take place in January 2006. The band have, however, not been informed on the exact ...

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SEVERE TORTURE: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Dutch death metallers SEVERE TORTURE will release their new album, "Fall of the Despised", on November 7 via Earache Records. SEVERE TORTURE — comprised of Thijs van Laarhoven (guitar), Marvin Vriesde (guitar), Seth van De Loo (drums), Dennis Schreurs (vocals) and Patrick Boleij (bass) — have steadily gained a reputation as one of the current ...

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Reactivated Black Metallers SHINING To Hit The Road, Record New Album

Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING have returned! SHINING are now officially allied with the highly repected French record label Osmose Productions, who recently reissued SHINING's first two albums on digipack with bonus tracks. SHINING leader Kvarforth last year announced the death of the band due to many unpleasant circumstances which have been prominent the past ...

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Apocalypsis Damnare - RIGOR SARDONICOUS

Christ, this is about as uplifting as a post-genocide funeral procession. I mean there's doom and then there is RIGOR SARDONICOUS. "Apocalypsis Damnare" is a re-recording of an album that was originally released in 1999. Original members Joseph J. Fogarazzo and Glenn Hampton got together with former EVOKEN bassist Steve Moran to perform the ceremony. ...

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ROTTING CORPSE Announce New Tour Dates, Plan DVD Release

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE — whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler — have confirmed six dates for September and October. Three of the dates in October have ROTTING CORPSE opening for the recently reunited RIGOR MORTIS, including a main support slot at ...

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Destroyers from the Western Skies - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Right or wrong, there was a time when those with using "black metal" and "elite" in the same sentence were referring to bands of a Scandinavian heritage, while those same folks snickered at the idea of a legitimate U.S. black metal world presence. Regardless of the questionable validity of the original statements, attitudes have changed. ...

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PURE SWEET HELL: PIGGY Was 'A True Revolutionary And Pioneer Of Metal Guitar Playing'

PURE SWEET HELL, the two-man project featuring NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams and multi-instrumentalist Christ Eichhorn, have issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "One of the metal universe's brightest stars has gone supernova. We in PURE SWEET HELL are heartbroken over the news of Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour's passing. He ...

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RESUSCITATOR To Record New Album, Tour With ROTTING CHRIST

California-based "dark occult blackened death metal" act RESUSCITATOR will enter the studio on September 9 to begin recording their new album, "Crusades to Immortality". This release will contain two covers — ROTTING CHRIST's "Sign of Evil Existence" and SAMAEL's "Into the Pentagram". The band are also planning a winter tour with ROTTING CHRIST. More information ...

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Hazardous Mutation - MUNICIPAL WASTE

It sounds to me like four young dudes got into their older brothers' record collections and discovered the raucous music of crossover bands like D.R.I. and full-on thrashers like EXODUS and NUCLEAR ASSAULT, then decided to take matters into their own hands. "Hazardous Mutation", by Richmond, Virginia's MUNICIPAL WASTE, is a direct descendent of the ...

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SOUND RIOT RECORDS Launches New Web Site

Portuguese record label Sound Riot Records has launched a new official web site at this location. A posting on the site reads as follows: "Sound Riot Records was founded in March 1994. The small company started as a mailorder service in the Brazil distributing demo-tapes and 7" EPs of bands such as: MOONSPELL, ...

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HOMO IRATUS Pull Out Of Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. The group's performance at the event was called off "due to certain events that will be all too embarassing for some to ...

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PATHS OF POSSESSION: Release Date Set For 'Promises In Blood'

Metal Blade Records has set an October 4 release date for the debut album from PATHS OF POSSESSION, the Florida-based band fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher. Entitled "Promises in Blood", the was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL). "Promises in Blood" track ...

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DECAPITATED To Enter Studio In August

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED will enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland on August 1 with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski to begin recording their new album, entitled "Organic Hallucinosis". The follow-up to 2004's "The Negation" will feature artwork and layout by Seth (ROTTING CHRIST, PARADISE LOST) and is tentatively scheduled for release in January/February 2006. ...

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