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THE HAUNTED: Previously Unreleased '99' Video Posted Online

A previously unreleased video for the song "99" from Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED can be seen below. Shot during the summer of 2004, the clip was filmed by Kim Lantto, Jonas Olsen and Sirnir Einarsson at Stengade in Copenhagen and at the Sweden Rock Festival. "99" originally appeared on the 2004 album "rEVOLVEr" and was ...

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SODOM To Record New Album In May

German thrash metal veterans SODOM are currently writing material for their next studio album, which they plan to record in May. A tentative late summer release is expected, to be followed by a celebration of the band's 30th anniversary. In a 2011 interview with Greece's Rock Overdose, SODOM bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such said that the ...

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EXUMER: 'Fire & Damnation' Cover Artwork Unveiled; Trailer Available

A trailer for "Fire & Damnation", the first album in 24 years from German thrash metal veterans EXUMER, can be seen below. Due in April via Metal Blade Records, the 10-track CD, which was recorded with renowned producer Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., THERION, SODOM, MOONSPELL), "combines a punishing production with aggressive songwriting," according to a ...

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MOONSPELL: New Album Title, Other Details Revealed

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL have set "Alpha Noir" as the title of their new album, due on April 27 via the band's new label home, Napalm Records. Commented MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro: "A true band has to have to a glorious past, a solid present and a bright future. More than that, a true band ...

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EXUMER Frontman Interviewed On Puerto Rico's 'Rockspot Plus'

On Sunday, January 15, Puerto Rico's Internet TV show "Rockspot Plus" conducted an interview with vocalist Mem Von Stein of German thrash metal veterans EXUMER. You can now watch the chat below. EXUMER recently signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. The band's first album in 24 years, "Fire & Damnation", will be released ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'Cathedral Walls' Video Released

"Cathedral Walls", the new video from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Anette Olzon of NIGHTWISH, comes off the band's fifth full-length album, "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird", which will be released on February 1 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during ...

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MOONSPELL Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Portuguese gothic metallers MOONSPELL have inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band's new album is scheduled for release in the spring. Commented MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro: "With MOONSPELL, nothing really ends, but always ever begins. "Signing with Napalm is a firm step into cutting all bullshit and work with people who truly believe ...

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SOILWORK: New Album Title Revealed

After a highly successful run of European festivals and select club shows, Swedish melodic metal maestros SOILWORK have started writing music for the follow-up to 2010's "The Panic Broadcast". Commented vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid: "It's been an intense summer and at this point, me and the boys are hibernating in pretty much every corner of ...

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THE HAUNTED: Video Footage Of Entire Tokyo Concert Available

Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED kicked off their three-date Japanese co-headlining tour with former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn on Monday (December 5) at Shibuya O-East in Tokyo. Ihsahn's backing band, progressive metallers LEPROUS, opened the shows with a separate set. Video footage of THE HAUNTED's entire Decemebr 5, concert can be seen below. THE HAUNTED's seventh studio ...

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EXUMER Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

German thrash metal veterans EXUMER have signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. The band's first album in 24 years, "Fire & Damnation", will be released in the spring. The 10-track CD, which was recorded with renowned producer Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., THERION, SODOM, MOONSPELL), "combines a punishing production with aggressive songwriting," according to ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL CORONER CRADLE OF FILTH DANKO JONES DARK FUNERAL DIMMU BORGIR ENDSTILLE FORBIDDEN GAMMA RAY HAMMERFALL ...

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DISAFFECTED Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Portuguese death prog masters DISAFFECTED have inked a deal with the German label Massacre Records. The band's new album, "Rebirth", was recorded between August and December 2010 at The Pentagon in Lisbon, Portugal and was produced by Fernando Matias (MOONSPELL, GWYDION) and DISAFFECTED. Commented DISAFFECTED: "As you can imagine, DISAFFECTED are simply radiant about the ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have set "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird" as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on February 1, 2012 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 ...

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POISONBLACK To Support NIGHTWISH In Finland

POISONBLACK the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala will support NIGHTWISH on the following dates: March 02 - Joensuu, FIN @ Areena March 03 - Sotkamo, FIN @ Vuokattihalli March 04 - Oulu, FIN @ Teatria March 09 - Jyvskyl, FIN @ Paviljonki Areena March 10 - Helsinki, FIN @ Jhalli March 11 ...

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THE HAUNTED: 'No Ghost' Performance Video Released

"No Ghost", the new video from Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED, can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in August 2011 by Marcel Schleiff of Record Film and was edited by Anders Bjrler of At The Gates Production. The live sound recording was engineered by Jacky Lehmann of Audiosound ...

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EXUMER Completes Work On New Album

German thrashers EXUMER have completed work on their first album in 24 years. Producer Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., MOONSPELL, THERION), and his production team worked with EXUMER on the final mix for nearly three months to ensure best results and elevate the recorded material to the next level. Commented EXUMER vocalist Mem Von Stein: "This ...

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EX DEO To Enter Studio In November

EX DEO the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono will enter the studio in November with producer Jean-Franois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON) to begin recording its sophomore album, "Caligula", for a summer 2012 release via Austria's Napalm Records. The CD, which will be completed over the winter, will ...

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HATESPHERE's 'The Great Bludgeoning' Lands On Danish Chart

"The Great Bludgeoning", the new album from Danish thrashers HATESPHERE, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 40. The group's previous CD, "To The Nines" (2009), landed at No. 36 while 2007's "Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes" debuted at No. 26. "The Great Bludgeoning" was produced, mixed and mastered by ...

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CORPUS MORTALE: New Album Samples Available

Audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on the recently completed third full-length album from the Danish death metal outfit CORPUS MORTALE can be heard in the YouTube clip below. The band is currently looking for a suitable label to release the as-yet-untitled CD, which was recorded at Tue Madsen's Antfarm studio (VADER, ...

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POISONBLACK: 'Scars' Video Released

"Scars", the new video from POISONBLACK the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala can be seen below. The song comes off the group's fifth album, "Drive", whichentered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 3. Released in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records, the CD was recorded at ...

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MACHINE HEAD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL CRADLE OF FILTH DARK FUNERAL DIMMU BORGIR ENDSTILLE FORBIDDEN GAMMA RAY HAMMERFALL ...

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HATESPHERE: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Need To Kill", a brand new song from Danish thrashers HATESPHERE, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Great Bludgeoning", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: * Spain, Finland, Sweden: September 21 * Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: September 23 ...

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NAPALM DEATH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL CRADLE OF FILTH DARK FUNERAL DIMMU BORGIR ENDSTILLE FORBIDDEN GAMMA RAY HAMMERFALL HENRY ROLLINS ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL CRADLE OF FILTH DARK FUNERAL DIMMU BORGIR ENDSTILLE FORBIDDEN GAMMA RAY HAMMERFALL HENRY ROLLINS ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The band's show, dubbed "Sombra", will feature a complete orchestra and will be in support of MOONSPELL's new album, due out in April via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. MOONSPELL ...

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