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VOMITORY Confirmed For Holland's BEUKEN OP ZONDAG Festival

Swedish death metallers VOMITORY have been confirmed for the Beuken op Zondag festival, set to take place Sunday, September 14 at De Kade in Zaandam, the Netherlands. The festival billing is as follows: BURNING HATRED GORPYTIC DEVIOUS TOXOCARA BRUTUS OBSCURA VOMITORY For more information, visit www.myspace.com/beukenopzondag. VOMITORY recently commenced the songwriting process for ...

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OBSCURA Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

German death metallers OBSCURA are currently recording their new album with producer V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) at The Crypt Studios in Germany. OBSCURA bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) comments: "I just got back from Landschut, Germany, where we've finished most of the recordings for the new album. I'm very excited about the new OBSCURA material; ...

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CORONATUS: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

German gothic metal band CORONATUS has set "Porta Obscura" as the title of its second album, due on November 14 via Massacre Records. The record will be released as a CD and limited-edition digipack CD. CORONATUS' debut album, "Lux Noctis", was issued in September 2007 through Massacre. CORONATUS is: Chriz diAnno - Bass Mats Kurth ...

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OBSCURA: New Promo CD Tracks Posted Online

German death metallers OBSCURA have uploaded rough-mix versions of the tracks from their forthcoming three-track promo CD, recorded by Victor Bullok (DARK FORTRESS; CELTIC FROST touring member). The songs available for streaming at this location are as follows: 01. The Anticosmos Overload 02. Choir of Spirits 03. Incarnated OBSCURA recently announced the addition ...

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SCULPTURED: An In-Depth Interview With DON ANDERSON

By: Scott Alisoglu We've not heard from SCULPTURED since 2000's acclaimed "Apollo Ends" album. But it's not like head honcho Don Anderson (guitars, vocals) has been twiddling his thumbs. In addition to the steady climb of his other band AGALLOCH (The End Records), which included an increasing number of live performances, the man has been ...

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DERANGED: More Festival Appearances Announced

Swedish death metal masters DERANGED have scheduled the following dates: w/ TERRORDOME, OBSCURA, DEADLY PALE: Feb. 26 - Wermelskirchen, AJZ Bahndamm - Germany Feb. 27 - Bad Mittendorf, Take Five - Austria Feb. 28 - München, Titanic - Germany Feb. 29 - Burgdorf, Kulturkeller - Switzerland Mar. 01 - Berlin, K17 - Germany Mar. 02 ...

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OBSCURA Pulls Out Of BLASTING EUROPE Tour

German death metallers OBSCURA have issued the following update: "Unfortunately we have to cancel the whole Blasting Europe Tour which is set up for February, March this year. The replacement between 23rd of February and March the 1st will be DROWNED CHILD from Poland. The replacement for the second part, especially the UK part will ...

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OBSCURA Joined By Former NECROPHAGIST Guitarist

German death metallers OBSCURA have announced the addition of former NECROPHAGIST guitarist Christian Muenzner to the group's ranks. The band's new lineup is as follows: Steffen Kummerer - Guitar, Vocals Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST) - Guitar Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) - Bass Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) - Drums An interview with OBSCURA conducted on September 15, 2007 ...

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ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR Featuring Ex-PESTILENCE Bassist: New Demo Recordings Posted Online

ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR, the studio project founded by guitarist Ronald Bekking and former PESTILENCE/current OBSCURA bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, has uploaded several recent demo recordings to www.jeroenthesseling.com. ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR was formed "with the intent to bring world music into dialogue with other modern music styles," according to Thesseling. The group's lineup is completed by ...

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TERRORDROME Signs With GRINDETHIC RECORDS

Brutal death metal metal band TERRORDROME from Thessaloniki, Greece has signed with UK label Grindethic Records to release its debut full-length album. Titled "Vehement Convulsion", the CD is a formidable offering of technical brutal death that will excite fans of DISAVOWED, VISCERAL BLEEDING and HATE ETERNAL, with unrelenting blast beats and intricate guitar work. Commented ...

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OBSCURA Joined By Former PESTILENCE Bassist

German death metal band OBSCURA has announced the addition of former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling to the group's ranks. Thesseling, who played on PESTILENCE's fourth album, "Spheres" (1993), will join OSBCURA on their upcoming tours and will participate in the recording sessions for the group's new album, due in 2008. An interview with OBSCURA ...

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DERANGED: New Album Samples Available

Swedish death metal masters DERANGED have posted four different two-minute samples from the their upcoming full-length CD, "The Redlight Murder Case", on their MySpace page. DERANGED's seventh full-length album, "The Redlight Murder Case", is scheduled for release in February 2008 via Regain Records). The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. ...

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OBSCURA: New Video Interview, Live Footage Posted Online

An interview with the German death metal band OBSCURA conducted on September 15, 2007 at the Dvorište club in Novi Sad, Serbia by Thea (Teodora Bahun) of the TV show "Demo_NS" on RTV Panonija has been posted on YouTube. The 11-minute clip, which includes footage of the band's performance, can be viewed below. OBSCURA's upcoming ...

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DERANGED: European Dates Announced

Swedish gore death masters DERANGED have scheduled the following dates in early 2008: With TERRORDOME, OBSCURA, DEADLY PALE: Feb. 26 - Wermelskirchen, AJZ Bahndamm, Germany Feb. 27 - Bad Mittendorf, Take Five, Austria Feb. 28 - München, Titanic, Germany Feb. 29 - Burgdorf, Kulturkeller, Switzerland Mar. 01 - Berlin, K17, Germany Mar. 02 - Tilburg, ...

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OBSCURA Announces New Drummer

German death metal band OBSCURA has issued the following update: "OBSCURA is excited to announce our friend Hannes Grossmann as the new permanent drummer. Hannes will start playing drums for OBSCURA on the upcoming tour during February/March starting February 22, 2008. "Hannes did some incredible jobs in bands like DEVILS CRY or at least NECROPHAGIST ...

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OBSCURA Taps DARK FORTRESS Drummer For European Tour

German death metal band OBSCURA has issued the following update: "Jonas [Baumgartl, drums] is forced to sit out our upcoming European tour in September, so Seraph, known as the drummer of German black metallers DARK FORTRESS will join us on our trip." OBSCURA will team up with AGONIZE from Bosnia & Herzegovina for a 23-date ...

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OBSCURA To Team Up With AGONIZE For European Tour

German death metal band OBSCURA will team up with AGONIZE from Bosnia & Herzegovina for a 23-date European tour in September. Confirmed "The Blasting Diversity Tour 2007" dates are as follows: Sep. 07 - Athens, Greece - AN Club Sep. 08 - Thessaloniki, Greece – [to be announced] Sep. 09 - Skopje, Macedonia - Kastro ...

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OBSCURA Adds Second Guitarist

German death metal band OBSCURA has announced the addition of second guitarist Johannes Rennig (PROFANITY). "It was a very hard decision to make," the group writes on its web site. "We are looking forward to the upcoming festivals and the recording mode of the new album in August this year." OBSCURA's upcoming CD will be ...

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OBSCURA To Enter Studio In August

German death metal band OBSCURA has issued the following update: "During the next weeks we will arrange the follow-up record [to] 'Retribution', so we will be able to enter the studio in late August this year. Once again OBSCURA choose V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) for recordings at The Crypt Studios, Germany. The cover art and ...

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OBSCURA Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

Guitarist Markus Lempsch has left German death metal band OBSCURA. Lempsch has issued the following statement on the matter: "Due to scheduling conflicts and other obligations I decided to take a break from OBSCURA. It was a hard decision, but I am not able to dedicate the time and energy that's needed right now. The ...

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NEGATIVA Completes Work On New Mini-CD

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has finished recording three new songs at Wild Studio with producer Pierre Remillard. "It sound heavy as fuck!!" Lemay writes on the group's ...

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NEGATIVA To Enter Studio Next Month

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has issued the following update: "The last few weeks have been very thrilling for us as we have finally arranged to enter studio ...

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SUFFOCATION: New Album Artwork Revealed

Legendary metal giants SUFFOCATION have recently completed work on their new album, "Suffocation". The self-titled CD was recorded at Full Force Studios in Long Island, NY and will feature artwork from tattoo artist JonZig, which can be previewed here. "Suffocation" is set for a September 19 release in North America (September 25 internationally). ...

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HARMONY DIES, DRYROT Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

HARMONY DIES and DRYROT have been confirmed for the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 25-26 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CRIMINAL DAWN OF DISEASE DISMEMBER DRYROT ENDSTILLE GOD DETHRONED GOREFEST HARMONY DIES HEARSE JACK SLATER JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE KOLDBRANN KORPIKLAANI LEGION OF ...

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NECROTORTURE Confirmed For Switerland's MOUNTAINS OF DEATH Festival

Italian death metallers NECROTORTURE have been confirmed for the Mountains of Death festival, set to take place August 18-19 in Muothathal, Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ARSEBREED BRITNEY CREMATION CRIPPLE BASTARDS CROPMENT DISAVOWED FLESHLESS GORE INHALED MACHETAZO MUMAKIL NECROTORTURE OBSCURA OPHIOLATRY ROTTEN SOUND SACRAMENTAL BLOOD SPAWN OF POSSESSION ...

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OBITUARY, MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

OBITUARY and MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 25-26 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CRIMINAL DAWN OF DISEASE DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE GOD DETHRONED GOREFEST HEARSE JACK SLATER JAPANISCHE KAMPFHöRSPIELE KOLDBRANN KORPIKLAANI LEGION OF THE DAMNED MORBID ...

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NEGATIVA: Former GORGUTS Members To Record New Demo In March

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals; also ex-PURULENCE) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Dominic Lapointe (QUO VADIS, AUGURY, ATHERETIC) on bass and Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums, have issued the following update: "We will record our very first demo hopefully in late March! As ...

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GORGUTS To Release DVD, Live Album

Long-running Canadian death metallers GORGUTS will be issuing a DVD next year via Great White North Records. A posting at the Great White North web site reads as follows: "We are pround to announce that [Great White North Records] will be releasing a GORGUTS DVD in 2006! Luc Lemay [GORGUTS guitarist/vocalist] agreed on our terms ...

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