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KRYPTERIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German-Korean four-piece KRYPTERIA, which is fronted by lead singer Ji-In, a "stunningly talented and breathtaking beauty," has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN ...

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RAM Confirmed For Slovenia's PARANOID OPEN AIR Festival

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have been confirmed for the confirmed for the Paranoid Open Air festival, set to take place August 13-15 in Slovenia (exact location to be announced). The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGNOSTIC FRONT ATHEIST BLAZE BAYLEY HATE ETERNAL ...

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'Demonic And Divine' Compilation Track Listing Revealed

Femme Metal Records, the new U.K.-based record label focusing on metal bands featuring female vocalists, willl release a new compilation double CD, "Demonic and Divine", on July 6. The compilation is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research U.K., and is being distributed in the U.K. by Code 7 via Plastic Head and ...

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PROTEST THE HERO Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

PROTEST THE HERO has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM BURY ME DEEP CALLEJON ...

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MADBALL, OBSCURA, ROTTING CHRIST Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

MADBALL, OBSCURA and ROTTING CHRIST have been confirmed for this year's Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 6-8 in Pevnost, Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ATHEIST BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRUJERIA DAGOBA DARK FUNERAL DARKANE GWAR HATE ETERNAL IMMORTAL KRISIUN MADBALL MARDUK MISERY INDEX NEGURA BUNGET OBSCURA ORPHANED ...

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GRAVES OF VALOR New Song Posted Online

South Carolina's GRAVES OF VALOR has posted a new track, "Locusta", on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Salarian Gate", which is scheduled for for a CD and LP release on May 26 in North America (June 1 internationally) via Relapse Records. The effort was recorded in ...

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OBSCURA: 'Cosmogenesis' First-Week U.S. Sales Revealed

"Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from German death metallers OBSCURA, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 71 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those ...

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Cosmogenesis - OBSCURA

They'll be a tendency in critical circles to dub OBSCURA the new ATHEIST (or insert any similar originator) and while that may be a tad overblown, it isn't far off. On sophomore album "Cosmogenesis" — the German band that features in its ranks ex-members of NECROPHAGIST and PESTILENCE — have what will easily be one ...

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OBSCURA: Video Interview With JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Available

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling of German death metallers OBSCURA. Watch the chat below. "Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from OBSCURA, was released in the U.S. on February 17 via Relapse Records (March 2 internationally). The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED ...

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OBSCURA: Video Interview Available

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with guitarist Christian Muenzner of German death metallers OBSCURA. Watch the chat below. "Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from OBSCURA, was released in the U.S. on February 17 via Relapse Records (March 2 internationally). The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) ...

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OBSCURA: 'Anticosmic Overload' Video Available

"Anticosmic Overload", the new video from German death metallers OBSCURA, can be viewed below. The clip was directed and filmed by OBSCURA's own Steffen Kummerer as well as Christoph Harrer as part of their final project in video design at the University of Deggendorf, Germany. The video was shot last November at the Metropolis Music ...

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OBSCURA: Another New Song Posted Online

German death metallers OBSCURA have posted another brand new track, "Cosmogenesis", on their MySpace page. The song is the title cut of the group's second full-length album, which will be released in the U.S. on February 17 via Relapse Records (March 2 internationally). The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC ...

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OBSCURA: New Song Posted Online

German death metallers OBSCURA have posted a brand new track, "Anticosmic Overload", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the group's second full-length album, "Cosmogenesis" due in February 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC, EXIVIOUS). "The new ...

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RON JARZOMBEK: New In-Depth Interview Available

Lamentations of the Flame Princess have posted a lenghty in-depth interview by long-time Metal Maniacs contributor Matt Johnsen with legendary Texas-based guitarist Ron Jarzombek. Topics discussed range from Jarzombek's latest venture, BLOTTED SCIENCE, also featuring bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL) and drummer Charlie Zeleny (BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS, JORDAN RUDESS), and the application of ...

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ORIGIN, SKINLESS, OBSCURA, MAN MUST DIE, ANTIGAMA To Team Up For European Tour

ORIGIN, SKINLESS, OBSCURA, MAN MUST DIE, and ANTIGAMA will join forces for the first-ever European edition of the legendary Relapse Records Contamination Tour. The trek will bring extremity as only Relapse Records can provide to Europe in an extensive four-week run. ORIGIN recently issued its new full-length album, "Antithesis", to worldwide acclaim! Infamous New York ...

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OBSCURA: New Album Title, Guest Appearances Revealed

German death metallers OBSCURA have set "Cosmogenesis" as the title of their second full-length album, due in early 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC, EXIVIOUS). "The new album sounds very intense and brutal", the band says in a statement. OBSCURA ...

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OBSCURA Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Munich, Germany-based death metallers OBSCURA. The band is currently recording its second full-length album with producer V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) at The Crypt Studios for an early 2009 release. Commented OBSCURA guitarist/vocalist Steffan Kummerer: "We are very happy to have found in Relapse a strong partner for the ...

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