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WOJCZECH To Release 'Pulsus Letalis' In October

Poland's Selfmadegod Records will release the new WOJCZECH full-length album, "Pulsus Letalis", mid-October 2010. The CD was recorded by Pierre Bernhard at Sessionstudio/Ostseerockstudio and mixed and mastered by Harris Johns (CORONER, KREATOR, VOIVOD, PESTILENCE) at Musiclab. The album contains 12 tracks of high-speed manic chaos. Dissonant, monolithic walls of guitar on top of a tutorial ...

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ESSENCE: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Shades Of Black", another new song from up-and-coming Aalborg, Denmark-based thrashers ESSENCE, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming debut album, "Lost in Violence", which is tentatively due before the end of the year via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The CD was recorded at ...

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HORNED ALMIGHTY: 'Necro Spirituals' E-Card Available

Danish black metallers HORNED ALMIGHTY will release their new studio album, "Necro Spirituals", in Europe on October 25 via Candlelight Records. Recorded in May-June 2010 and mixed and mastered by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, KOLDBORN) at Dead Rat Studios, the CD is "comprised of the strongest and most fierce material written in the band's eight-year existence," ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, NAPALM DEATH, PESTILENCE, KATATONIA Confirmed For AALBORG METAL FESTIVAL

MONSTER MAGNET, NAPALM DEATH, PESTILENCE, KATATONIA, IMMOLATION, AMORPHIS, ILLDISPOSED, MACABRE and STUCK MOJO are among the confirmed bands for this year's Aalborg Metal Festival, set to take place November 5-6, 2010 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 100 KNIFES INSIDE AMORPHIS BY THE PATIENT CHAINFIST CROCELL DAWN OF ...

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EPICA, Ex-AFTER FOREVER Members Launch MAYAN, Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST

The following update has been posted on the official web site of the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA: "Although EPICA has been touring around the world for months, [guitarist/songwriter] Mark [Jansen] found the time to put another band together, which he takes very seriously: MAYAN. "Mark founded MAYAN together with Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: New Song Available For Streaming

"Operation Z", a brand new song from HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page. The ...

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HORNED ALMIGHTY: 'Necro Spirituals' Details Revealed

Danish black metallers HORNED ALMIGHTY will release their new studio album, "Necro Spirituals", in Europe on October 25 via Candlelight Records. Recorded in May-June 2010 and mixed and mastered by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, KOLDBORN) at Dead Rat Studios, the CD is "comprised of the strongest and most fierce material written in the band's eight-year existence," ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Frontman Discusses New Album Concept

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has set "On Divine Winds" as the title of its second full-length album, due in North America on October ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has set "On Divine Winds" as the title of its second full-length album, due in North America on October ...

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XERATH: 'False History' Video Released

"False History", the new video from U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Xerath I", which was released on May 25, 2009 via Candlelight Records. The CD was mixed in France by Brett Caldas-Lima (CYNIC). An e-card for the album is available at

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ATHEIST Parts Ways With Bassist

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have completed work on their long-awaited fourth album, "Jupiter", for a tentative November release via Season Of Mist. The CD was recorded at LedBelly studios in Atlanta, Georgia with engineer Matt Washburn and will be mixed by Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER). ATHEIST has issued the following update on ...

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OBSCURA/PESTILENCE Bassist To Emigrate To Italy

Dutch bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (OBSCURA, PESTILENCE), known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, will emigrate from Holland to Italy (Rossiglione) due to "significant changes" in his private life. Thesseling, who currently resides in Amsterdam, emphasizes that his move will not affect his work with either OBSCURA or PESTILENCE and he's ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Completes Recording Second Album

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has completed work on its as-yet-untitled second full-length album for an October 12 release via Metal Blade Records (one ...

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ACROSS THE SUN Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Portland, Oregon melodic metal act ACROSS THE SUN has inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. ACROSS THE SUN has spent the last four years touring across the U.S. and promoting its three EPs: "This War" (2006), "Storms Weathered" (2008), and the band's most recent effort, "Pestilence & Rapture" (2009), which was released via indie ...

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XERATH To Enter Studio In November

U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers XERATH have issued the following update: "We're still busy finalizing the music for our second release and were still completely stoked with the new material. "Not trying to sound over-confident but multi-platinum awards have ALREADY been awarded for it and it's not even done yet. ;) "In other news, we have ...

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ESSENCE Completes Work On Debut Album

Up-and-coming Aalborg, Denmark-based thrashers ESSENCE have completed work on their debut album, "Lost in Violence", at Medley Studios (ARTILLERY, PRINCE, RADIOHEAD, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, THE CARDIGANS) in Copenhagen. The CD was produced and mixed by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Dave Mustaine, Mike Tramp) and mastered by Nikolaj Vinten at Vinten Mastering (COLDPLAY, D-A-D, ...

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STARGAZER Completes Work On New Album

Australian avant-garde occult death metal band STARGAZER will release its sophomore effort and first full-length album in five years, "A Great Work Of Ages", in late August via Profound Lore Records. The follow-up to 2005's "The Scream That Tore The Sky" is described in a press release as "complex, very progressive, and psychedelic, yet technically ...

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HORNED ALMIGHTY: New Album Mastered

Danish black metallers HORNED ALMIGHTY have issued the following update: "After weeks of hard work, the new album was finally finished last Thursday and we now have the master CDs in our hands. Nine tracks (36 minutes) of unrelenting bastardized black thrashing hell-metal in the proud HORNED ALMIGHTY tradition. The cover artwork is also in ...

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INTERMENT: New Song Available For Streaming

"Night Of The Undead", a brand new track from reactivated Swedish old-school death metallers INTERMENT, is available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy", which will be released later in the year via Pulverised Records. The CD was recorded at Erebos Studios ...

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