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LEPROUS: New Song Available For Streaming

After finishing off a very eventful and busy past year of promotions for their previous album release, "Bilateral", acclaimed Norwegian progsters LEPROUS entered the studio to start recording their follow-up effort. Entitled "Coal", the new CD will be released on May 20 in Europe and May 28 in North America via InsideOutMusic. A track from ...

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LEPROUS Completes Work On New Album

After finishing off a very eventful and busy past year of promotions for their previous album release, "Bilateral", acclaimed Norwegian progsters LEPROUS entered the studio to start recording their follow-up effort. Entitled "Coal", the new CD will be released on May 20 in Europe and May 28 in North America via InsideOutMusic. Comments LEPROUS singer/synth ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: Tel Aviv Concert 'Postponed'

Norwegian metallers PAGAN'S MIND have released the following statement: "We regretfully have to postpone the scheduled show with LEPROUS in Tel Aviv on January 11. Steinar [Krokmo, bass] has spent the last week in hospital, and is still in treatment although no longer in intensive care. We are not able to regroup in time for ...

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LEPROUS' New Album To Be Co-Produced By Former EMPEROR Frontman

After spending a very eventful and busy year 2012 promoting their latest album release, "Bilateral", Norwegian progsters LEPROUS have commenced the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled new studio album, to be released in early 2013 via InsideOut Music. Commented LEPROUS singer/synth player Einar Solberg: "As many of you already know, we’ve started recording our new ...

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Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Officially Sold Out

All 75,000 tickets to next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival have been sold — a little more than a month after being made available. This marks the eighth time in a row that Wacken Open Air is sold out and it is the event's fastest sellout ever. The next Wacken Open Air ...

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LOCH VOSTOK To Release 'V - The Doctrine Decoded' In October

Swedish avantgarde prog/death metallers LOCH VOSTOK will release their fifth album, "V - The Doctrine Decoded", on October 4 through Vicisolum Records (the digital release is set for September 28). According to a press release, LOCH VOSTOK is "one of Sweden's hidden gems, musically spanding very different genres, like death, prog, melody and thrash — ...

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Eremita - IHSAHN

Vegard Sverre Tveitan is a genius. Okay, so that's common knowledge. Accredited, even, given the numerous awards, commendations and honorariums Tveitan ? better known to the metal community as Ihsahn ? has reaped throughout his prolific career. Ihsahn is metal, whether or not you appreciate his relentless embryonic exploration modes. EMPEROR is forever legend, sure, ...

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IHSAHN: 'Eremita' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared ...

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IHSAHN Interviewed On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

WSCA 106.1 FM's "Black Night Meditations" recently conducted an interview with former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Black Night Meditations" is a four-hour metal show focusing on black, death, thrash, folk, shred, prog and power metal. The program is broadcast every Tuesday night at 10 ...

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IHSAHN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be streamed in its entirety at AOL Music. Due on June 19 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Candlelight Records, the CD was recorded and produced at Telemark's Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden's Juke Joint Studio ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release 'Eremita' In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 19 North American release date (one day earlier in Europe) for "Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded and produced at Telemark's Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden's Juke Joint Studio and Seattle's Envisage Audio, "Eremita" was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH) at ...

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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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IHSAHN: Video Footage Of Entire Tokyo Concert Available

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn kicked off his Japanese co-headlining tour with THE HAUNTED yesterday (Monday, December 5) at Shibuya O-East in Tokyo. Ihsahn was supposed to tour Japan in May with MORBID ANGEL and THE HAUNTED, but this tour was cancelled due to the disastrous earthquakes and floods Japan experienced in February, leading to the ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: 'Armed' Video Released

"Armed", the new video from THE MAN-EATING TREE the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE can be seen below. The clip was filmed by Mutant Koala Pictures, a production company based in the band's hometown of Oulu, Finland. "Armed" comes off THE MAN-EATING TREE's ...

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LEPROUS: 'Restless' Video Released

"Restless", the new video from the Norwegian progressive/avant-garde metal band LEPROUS, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by David Solbjrg and Kjetil Kolbjrnsrud of Twitchy Films. Commented the group: "We had a lot of fun, but also went through several gross and painful moments in the making of this video. We're really happy ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

THE MAN-EATING TREE the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE will release its sophomore album, "Harvest", on November 28 via Century Media Records. The CD was once again helmed by producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and marks the recording debut of guitarist Antti ...

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Bilateral - LEPROUS

They've been called progressive and avant-garde, which can be loosely translated as "out there." On "Bilateral" Norwegian boundary pushers LEPROUS pull out all the stops, then drive the vehicle past all of them, somehow in several different directions at once. Though listener satisfaction may not always arrive via direct means, the act doesn't forsake melody ...

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LEPROUS: New Song Available For Streaming

"Restless", a brand new song from the Norwegian progressive/avant-garde metal band LEPROUS, can be streamed on the group's Facebook page (note: you must "like" the band in order to hear the track). The cut comes off the group's new album, "Bilateral", which was skillfully mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street ...

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LEPROUS: New Album Artwork Unveiled

LEPROUS, the Norwegian progressive/avant-garde metal band that recently signed a worldwide deal with InsideOut Music, has chosen surrealistic American artist Jeff Jordan to create the artwork for the group's upcoming album, "Bilateral". Commented vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg: "We are proud to announce that we're collaborating with the surrealistic American painter Jeff Jordan and the Spanish designer ...

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LEPROUS Signs With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

InsideOut Music, the leading label for progressive music, has announced the signing of Norway's LEPROUS to a worldwide deal. Commented the band: "We're all very happy… no, delighted... no, enthusiastic…, no THRILLED to be a part of the InsideOut/Century Media family! InsideOut has always been the label we've considered the most suitable for our music, ...

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LEPROUS Recording New Album At IHSAHN's Studio

Norwegian progressive metal upstarts LEPROUS are recording their new album at legendary EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's Ivory Shoulder Studio (formerly Symphonique Studio). Commented Ihsahn: "We are happy to have the guys in LEPROUS working in our studio these days. So far the recording has been going great, and new material is absolutely fantastic! In lack of ...

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SPLATTERED MERMAIDS: 10 New Songs Ready For Second Album

SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, the Swedish death/grind band featuring members of DERANGED and VISCERAL BLEEDING, has issued the following update: "We're busy writing new songs for our second full-length album, title to be announced very soon! At this moment we have 10 new songs and a couple more to do! We're very excited to get this out, ...

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LOCH VOSTOK Bassist Forced To Sit Out Tour; Temporary Replacement Announced

Swedish melodic death metallers LOCH VOSTOK have issued the following update: "Unfortunately [bassist] Tomas 'Tym' Jonsson has to sit out [our European] tour [with Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION and Norway's LEPROUS]. His herniated spinal disc is causing him excruciating pain and doctors strongly advised him not to go on tour. "Life's a bitch, and Tym ...

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LOCH VOSTOK Begins Recording New Album

Swedish melodic death metallers LOCH VOSTOK have entered the studio to begin recording their fourth album, "Dystopium". A late 2010 release is expected. LOCH VOSTOK will support Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION on a European tour in October/November. Also appearing on the bill is Norway's LEPROUS. LOCH VOSTOK's third full-length album, "Reveal No Secrets", was released ...

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