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TURISAS Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA XI Festival

Finnish battle metallers TURISAS have been confirmed for this year's ProgPower USA XI festival, set to take place September 8-11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival billing is now as follows: Mid-Week Mayhem Party Wednesday, Sept. 8: ROSS THE BOSS (with special guest Scott Columbus): "A Night of Manowar Classics" VANGOUGH (US) SEVEN KINGDOMS (US) ...

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MYRATH, XERATH, DARKWATER Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

MYRATH, XERATH and DARKWATER have been confirmed for this year's edition of the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 1-3, 2010 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ASPERA DARKWATER THE DUST CONNECTION LEPROUS MYRATH OCEANS OF SADNESS PROGHMA-C SACRUM SERENITY XERATH On April 4 organizers ...

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ACCEPT Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA

Reformed German metal legends ACCEPT have been confirmed as the headliner of the ProgPower USA Kick-Off on September 9 in Atlanta, GA. This will be the band's first headline show in Atlanta in its illustrious thirty-year career. Also scheduled to appear are LEPROUS, BOREALIS and SIX MINUTE CENTURY. Commented guitarist Wolf Hoffmann: "Something amazing has ...

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ASPERA Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

Norway's ASPERA has been confirmed for this year's edition of the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 1-3, 2010 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ASPERA (Norway) LEPROUS (Norway) OCEANS OF SADNESS (Belgium) PROGHMA-C (Poland) SACRUM (Argentina) SERENITY (Austria) THE DUST CONNECTION (The Netherlands) For ...

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THERION To Tour Europe With LEPROUS, LOCH VOSTOK

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION will embark on a European tour in October/November. Support on the trek will come from LEPROUS and LOCH VOSTOK. Confirmed tour dates so far, according to Intromental Management, are as follows: Oct. 29 - 013 - Tilburg, Holland Oct. 30 - Oosterpoort - Groningen, Holland Oct. 31 - Shepherds Bush Empire ...

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LEPROUS To Once Again Serve As IHSAHN's Backing Band

Norwegian progressive metal upstarts LEPROUS will once again serve as legendary EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's backing band for his upcoming appearances at the Wacken Open Air and Brutal Assault festivals in Germany and the Czech Republic, respectively. LEPROUS's debut album, "Tall Poppy Syndrome", was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studio and ...

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SPLATTERED MERMAIDS Working On New Material

SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, the Swedish death/grind band featuring members of DERANGED and VISCERAL BLEEDING, has issued the following update: "We are working on our next full-length album — writing new songs and rehearsing!!! So far we have around 2-3 new songs that we're pretty satisfied with... They're fast and compact with a lot of energy." SPLATTERED ...

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PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA Festival Cancelled

This year's ProgPower Scandinavia festival, which was scheduled to take place September 25-26, 2009 at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been officially cancelled. Commented the organizers: For almost a year we have been working hard on making this festival a reality and we believe that our labor has been fruitful in meeting all aspects required ...

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MANTICORA Replaces EYEFEAR At PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA Festival

Melbourne, Australia-based progressive power metallers EYEFEAR have been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's ProgPower Scandinavia festival, set to take place September 25-26, 2009 at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark. The festival organizers say, "The band was set to play as the third band on Saturday, 26th of September at the festival. However, due ...

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KEEP OF KALESSIN, BILOCATE, LEPROUS Confirmed For Lithuania's DEVILSTONE OPEN AIR

KEEP OF KALESSIN, BILOCATE and LEPROUS have been confirmed for the Devilstone Open Air festival, set to take place July 17-19, 2009 in Anyksciai, Lithuania. The festival billing is as follows: SEPULTURA [Brazil] KEEP OF KALESSIN [Norway] SINISTER [Netherlands] CODE [England/Norway] TRAUMA [Poland] ZAS [Lithuania] BILOCATE [Jordan] LEPROUS [Norway] AZARATH [Poland] FRAILTY [Latvia] OBTEST [Lithuania] ...

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TEXTURES, EYEFEAR Confirmed For PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA Festival

Holland's TEXTURES and Australia's EYEFEAR have been confirmed for the ProgPower Scandinavia festival, set to take place September 25-26, 2009 at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Pre-Party / Thursday, September 24 at The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark: ANUBIS GATE FAIRYLAND LEPROUS Main Event Day 1 / Friday, September 25 ...

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ANUBIS GATE, FAIRYLAND, LEPROUS Confirmed For PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA 'Pre-Party'

LEPROUS, FAIRYLAND and ANUBIS GATE have been confirmed for the ProgPower Scandinavia festival pre-party, which will be held on Thursday, September 24 at The Rock in Copenhagen, Denmark. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Thursday, September 24 at The Rock (pre-party): ANUBIS GATE FAIRYLAND LEPROUS Friday-Saturday, September 25-26 at Vega: FREAK KITCHEN ...

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LEPROUS Signs With SENSORY RECORDS

Sensory Records has announced the signing of Norwegian progressive metal upstarts LEPROUS. The group's debut album, "Tall Poppy Syndrome", was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studio and The Abyss in Pärlby, Sweden during August 2008 and is scheduled for release in April. Hailing from the town of Notodden — home ...

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SPLATTERED MERMAIDS: New Song Posted Online

SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, the Swedish death/grind band featuring members of DERANGED and VISCERAL BLEEDING, has posted a rough-mix vesion of a new song, "Female Dermal Body Coat", on the group's MySpace page. SPLATTERED MERMAIDS entered the studio in January to record 2-3 new tracks and reworked versions of two old tunes for a split ...

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SPLATTERED MERMAIDS To Enter Studio In January

SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, the Swedish death/grind band featuring members of DERANGED and VISCERAL BLEEDING, will enter the studio in January to record 2-3 new tracks and reworked versions of two old tunes for a split CD with FEKALIZATOR. The group says, "The new songs are fast and will have some really groovy breakdowns. We're really happy ...

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SPLATTERED MERMAIDS Working On First-Ever DVD

SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, the Swedish death/grind band featuring members of DERANGED and VISCERAL BLEEDING, has issued the following update: "SPLATTERED MERMAIDS is working on their first-ever DVD. This DVD will include tons of stuff; live footage, studio/tour footage aswell as other goodies. There is so much material that it could easily fill 10 DVDs but that ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Norway's MOTSTØY Festival

Finland's FINNTROLL has been confirmed for this year's Motstøy festival, set to take place October 10-11 at Sliperihallen in Notodden, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANEKDOTEN ANTI-DEPRESSIVE DELIVERY BENEA REACH FINNTROLL GORGOROTH IN SALVO KOLDBRANN LEPROUS SATYRICON SHINING THE FLOWER KINGS VREID For more information, visit www.motstoy.com. ...

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GORGOROTH, SATYRICON Confirmed For Norway's MOTSTY Festival

The Gaahl-fronted version of the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH and fellow Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have been confirmed for this year's Motsty festival, set to take place October 10-11 at Sliperihallen in Notodden, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANEKDOTEN ANTI-DEPRESSIVE DELIVERY BENEA REACH GORGOROTH IN SALVO KOLDBRANN LEPROUS SATYRICON THE ...

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SPLATTERED MERMAIDS Begins Recording New Album

SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, the Swedish death/grind band featuring members of DERANGED and VISCERAL BLEEDING, has issued the following update: "Finally, we entered the studio last week (January 2-5) in the south of Sweden... The recording of our new full-length album, 'Stench of Flesh', is done. It took us four days of hard and intense work to ...

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EMPEROR Keyboardist Discusses LEPROUS Project

Frank Bøkseth of Norway's Imhotep recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR's new synth player and co-vocalist Einar Solberg about his band LEPROUS. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Imhotep: What can you tell me about the recording of the Aeolia album? Solberg: "We began the recordings of Aeolia in February 2006, ...

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SPLATTERED MERMAIDS Sign With BIZARRE LEPROUS PRODUCTIONS

SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, the Swedish death/grind band featuring members of DERANGED and VISCERAL BLEEDING, has signed a deal with Czech gore-grind label Bizarre Leprous Productions. The band is currently writing songs for its new album, to be entitled "Stench of Flesh". Commented the group: "We have six new songs and three more to do, then we ...

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Drummer DIRK VERBEUREN Talks About New SOILWORK Album, SCARVE's Future

Drummer Dirk Verbeuren of the French metal band SCARVE has issued another, lengthier statement addressing the band's future following the recent departure of vocalist Pierrick Valence. It reads as follows: "Let's begin with SCARVE... Our latest album 'The Undercurrent' has received an excellent response from press and fans alike, proving that despite some recent lineup ...

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DEFEATED SANITY Drummer To Tour With MUCOPUS

Drummer Lille Gruber of German brutal death metallers DEFEATED SANITY has been confirmed to sit behind the kit for the upcoming European tour of American death/grind outfit MUCOPUS. The dates that will feature Lille Gruber are the Deathfeast Open Air as well as all the July dates of the "Seven Undimensional Pigs" tour with PIGSTY ...

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Sickening Bliss - REGURGITATE

Adjectives like "wet" usually don't come to mind when you're listening to extreme metal. But the new REGURGITATE is just that. Rickard's vocals are so disgustingly moist and phlegm-soaked, it's enough to make you swear off headphones forever — there are several nasal-cavity-draining moments on "Sickening Bliss" where you feel like you've been told a ...

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