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DARK FUNERAL Part Ways With NECROPOLIS RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DARK FUNERAL and MNW/No Fashion Records would like to announce that effective IMMEDIATELY they are no longer contractually bound to Necropolis Records. Official termination of contract papers were delivered to Owner/Operator Paul Thind of Necropolis Records as of week ending 11/22/02, officially ending DARK FUNERAL's tenure with said record label. This is ...

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ABORYM Singer Arrested For Possession Of Ecstasy Pills

Former MAYHEM and current ABORYM singer Attila Csihar is currently being held in jail in Treviso, northern Italy, where he was recently arrested for possession of 158 ecstasy pills and a small amount of hash. "We don't know yet about how much he will get, but a trial should be set around December," the rest ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer Inks Deal For New Project

Norwegian black metallers SHADOW SEASON, featuring ZYKLON/ex-EMPEROR drummer Trym, bassist/vocalist B. Winter, and guitarist Void, have inked a deal with Portugal's Sound Riot Records and will issue a four-song EP, titled "The Frozen", in December. Recorded and mixed at Tram Lydstudio during the summer months of 2002, "The Frozen" features guest appearances by GEHENNA's Sanrabb ...

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ZYKLON Line Up Norwegian Gigs

Norway's ZYKLON, featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 13 – Sandnes, NOR @ Tribute (w/ BLOOD RED THRONE) Dec. 14 – Oslo, NOR @ Betong (w/ BLOOD RED THRONE, CADAVER INC., NOCTURNAL BREED) As previously reported, ZYKLON have nearly completed work on the material for ...

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GREEN CARNATION To Record New Album

GREEN CARNATION, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, is planning to enter the studio in January to record its new album, titled "The Writings On The Wall". The follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Light of Day, Day of Darkness" will contain "a little more rock and prog stuff, and a little less ...

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EMPEROR To Issue 'Best Of' Collection In March

The now-defunct EMPEROR will issue a "best of" collection, titled "Scattered Ashes - A Decade of Emperial Wrath", through Candlelight Records in March. "Put together in cooperation with guitarist Samoth, the album is a fitting soundtrack for a band that will forever remain critical to [black metal]'s rise to popularity," states an official press release. ...

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ZYKLON Finish Writing New Album

Norway's ZYKLON, featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have nearly completed work on the material for their next album, which will record early next year for a tentative summer 2003 release. The follow-up to last year's "World Ov Worms" CD will feature Secthdamon (ODIUM, MYRKSKOG) on bass/vocals, following the departure of Daemon (LIMBONIC ...

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DISSECTION Set Release Date For Live Album

DISSECTION's much-anticipated live album, titled "Live Legacy", will finally see the light of day on February 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at Wacken Festival 1996 in Wacken, Germany, the album will include live renditions of such DISSECTION classics as "The Somberlain", "Thorns Of Crimson Death", "Frozen", "Where Dead Angels Lie", "Unhallowed", and "Retribution – ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer Speaks Out On DISSECTION Collaboration

Ex-EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun recently commented on the prospect of uniting with another former convict, DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveit, for the first DISSECTION album since Storm of the Light's Bane, which is tentatively due to be recorded next year for a 2004 release. In an interview published at the Walls Of Fire web site, ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Promoter Is To Blame For Australian Tour Cancellation

Sweden's DARK FUNERAL have rejected accusations by an Australian promoter that their "unprofessionalism" has resulted in their proposed Australasian tour being cancelled and have blamed the promoter's own unethical behavior for the tour's failure to materialize. "Well, what can I say????" bassist/vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula began when contacted by BLABBERMOUTH.NET for a comment on the ...

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HALCYON Seek Guitarist/Vocalist

HALCYON, Wisconsin's self-proclaimed "kings of melodic, ferocious, technical death metal," are seeking a permanent guitarist/vocalist with great vocal AND lead guitar abilities. According to the band, "our music is fast, melodic and technical. Influences include EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, TESTAMENT, MY DYING BRIDE, IN FLAMES, SLAYER, DISINTER, DEATH and CRYPTOPSY." Interested parties can write to ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirm DOMINION's Departure, Vow To Carry On

Sweden's DARK FUNERAL have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Dominion from the group's ranks (as first reported here on August 11th). The following is a statement from bassist/vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula: "It's a sad day for DARK FUNERAL. Dominion, our brother and long-time friend has decided to leave the band. "The reason ...

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Ten Horns – Ten Diadems - SATYRICON

Radical, twisted, vicious, and progressive, SATYRICON celebrates over 10 years of operation with this elaborately packaged 10-song collection. While a career retrospective usually works better when the songs run in chronological sequence, Ten Horns – Ten Diadems messes all that up by fusing the futuristic hyperblast of 1999's "Supersonic Journey" up against 1993's "Taakeslottet". And ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Finalize Track Listing For "Affiliated With The Suffering"

Norway's BLOOD RED THRONE, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, have revised the track listing for their second full-length album, Affiliated With The Suffering, due on October 7th through Hammerheart/The Plague Records. The final running order is as follows: 01. Unleashing Hell 02. A Dream of Death 03. Bleeders Lament 04. Mandatory ...

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EMPEROR: Guitar Picks For Sale

EMPEROR Icon E guitar picks (black picks with silver Icon E) can now be purchased through the group's official web site for $3 each (Europe)/$4 (rest of the world). Limited stock! Send cash to: Nocturnal Art Productions PO. Box 4 3671 Notodden Norway ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer To Play On DISSECTION Comeback CD

Former EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun will be sitting behind the kit for DISSECTION's comeback release, due in late 2004. According to Eithun's newly-launched official web site, "the plan is [for Faust and currently-incarcerated DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveit to] start rehearsing during the spring 2003 and it seems like the constellation will be ...

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ZYKLON Hard At Work On Next CD

Norway's ZYKLON, featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, are in the process of writing material for their next album, which they hope to record at the end of the year for an early 2003 release. The follow-up to last year's World Ov Worms CD will feature Secthdamon (i.e. ODIUM/MYRKSKOG) on bass/vocals, following the ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Complete Work On "Affiliated With The Suffering"

Norway's BLOOD RED THRONE, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, have nearly completed work on their second full-length album, entitled Affiliated With The Suffering, at Dub Studios for an October 7th release through Hammerheart/The Plague Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. A Dream of Death 02. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Announce Upcoming dates

Norway's BLOOD RED THRONE, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, have lined up the following gigs during May/June: May 24 - Folken, NOR @ TBA (w/DIMMU BORGIR) May 31 - Federicia, DEN @ TBA (w/EXMORTEM) Jun. 01 - TBA, DEN @ TBA (w/EXMORTEM) ...

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CEREMONY: Ex-MORBID ANGEL, EMPEROR Members Collaborate On New Music

CEREMONY, the reformed death metal group that currently features in its ranks ex-MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, DISASTRONAUT guitarist Greg Reed, and former EMPEROR drummer Trym, are currently working on material for a demo, which they will use to procure a record deal for the group. Former NEVERMORE and current CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O'Brien, ...

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MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE Men Reunite In CEREMONY

Reunited death metallers CEREMONY, who feature in their ranks former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, CANNIBAL CORPSE/ex-NEVERMORE guitarist Pat O'Brien and DISASTRONAUT guitarist Greg Reed, have reportedly recruited former EMPEROR drummer Trym to play on the group's forthcoming CD for an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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EMPEROR Frontman To Guest On ARCTURUS CD

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will make a guest appearance on the track "Radical Cut" on the brand new ARCTURUS album, entitled The Sham Mirrors. ARCTURUS' The Sham Mirrors is due to be issued in North America through The End Records on April 9th and in Europe via VME (formerly Voices Of Wonder) on April 8th. ...

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VADER Begin Recording New CD, Announce Title Change

Polish death metal veterans VADER have changed the title of their forthcoming album from Epitaph to Revelations. The band's first CD with ex-HUNTER four-stringer Simon (who replaced Shambo last year), Revelations is currently being recorded at Red Studio (the same studio where the group's Litany and Reign Forever World CDs were recorded) with producer with ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Re-Masters On The Way, HALFORD Speaks Out

The third and final phase of the JUDAS PRIEST re-masters is scheduled to be released in early March (March 4th in Germany). There will be only two unreleased studio songs on them—"All Fired Up" (Turbo) and "Living Bad Dreams" (Painkiller)—30-seconds sound excerpts in Real Audio of which can be heard at this and ...

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