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LEMMY, DEVILDRIVER, SODOM, DORO Featured On Tribute To METALLICA's 'Black' Album

Lemmy Kilmister (MOTRHEAD), DEVILDRIVER, SODOM, DORO, FINNTROLL and BORKNAGAR are among the artists who are featured on the 20th-anniversary tribute to METALLICA's self-titled album, to be made available with the September 2011 issue of Germany's Metal Hammer magazine. The 80-page publication containing the disc, behind-the-scenes articles and interviews as well as a 32-page Wacken Open ...

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BORKNAGAR Mainman Issues New Album Update

Norway's BORKNAGAR is recording its next album for a tentative February 2012 release via Century Media Records. The CD will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren in November at Fascination Street Studios in rebro, Sweden. Commented BORKNAGAR mainman ystein G. Brun: "As we speak, I am currently sitting in my home studio (The Bork-tower) ...

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ICS VORTEX: 'Storm Seeker' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

"Storm Seeker", the debut album from Norway's ICS VORTEX, the project led by the former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member, will be released on August 22 in Europe and August 23 in North America via Century Media Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. The Blackmobile 02. Odin's Tree 03. ...

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ICS VORTEX: 'The Blackmobile' Track Available For Streaming

"The Blackmobile", a brand new song from Norway's ICS VORTEX, the project led by the former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Storm Seeker", which will be released on August 22 in Europe and August 23 in North America ...

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ICS VORTEX Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Norway's ICS VORTEX, the project led by the former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member, has signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records for the release of its debut album, "Storm Seeker". Due on August 22 in Europe and August 23 in North America, the CD "takes the musical elements from [ICS Vortex's] 10-plus ...

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Jordpuls - VINTERSORG

If you can get the chorus from "Världsalltets Fanfar" out of your head, then please communicate your methods, as it is yet another example of VINTERSORG's ability to infect with melody. It matters not if your native tongue is English, as the Swedish-sung lyrics do nothing to prevent the hooks from sinking in deep. Far ...

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SARKE: Video Footage From 'Oldarhian' Release Party

SARKE, the Norwegian band featuring Sarke (real name: Thomas Bergli; KHOLD, TULUS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, SENSA ANIMA) and Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), held a release party for its sophomore album, "Oldarhian", on April 19 at John Dee in Oslo, Norway with special guest INSIDIOUS DISEASE. Check out video footage from the concert below (courtesy of

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I.C.S. VORTEX Returns To BORKNAGAR

I.C.S Vortex has officially announced his return to BORKNAGAR. To mark this grand cooperation between Vintersorg and I.C.S. Vortex, the organizers of the Inferno festival have revealed that BORKNAGAR will headline the 2012 edition with both vocalists on stage. Over the past months, there has been a wide array of rumors and speculations about I.C.S ...

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BORKNAGAR Signs New Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Norway's BORKNAGAR has inked a three-album deal with Century Media Records. The band is currently working on material for its new CD, tentatively due in early 2012. Commented BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun: "Well, sometimes life takes slightly unexpected yet great turns! "Due to internal business affairs, the deal with Indie recordings was mutually terminated ...

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SARKE: 'Oldarhian' Release Party To Be Held In Oslo

SARKE, the Norwegian band featuring Sarke (real name: Thomas Bergli; KHOLD, TULUS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, SENSA ANIMA) and Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), will hold a release party for its sophomore album, "Oldarhian", on April 19 at John Dee in Oslo, Norway with special guest INSIDIOUS DISEASE. "Oldarhian" is scheduled for release on April 15 via Indie ...

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VINTERSORG: New Song Sample Available

VINTERSORG, the Swedish folk metal led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), will release its eighth album, "Jordpuls" (English translation: "Earth's Pulse"), on March 25 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "The unrelenting visionary allows this particular album to glimpse back at the past. The result is an imposing symbiosis of traditional ...

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SARKE: New Album Details Revealed

SARKE, the Norwegian band featuring Sarke (real name: Thomas Bergli; KHOLD, TULUS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, SENSA ANIMA) and Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), will release its sophomore album, "Oldarhian", on April 15 via Indie Recordings. In 2009, Bergli joined forces with Nocturno Culto and Anders Hunstad (EL CACO, AUTOPULVER) on keyboards to release the debut SARKE album ...

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Return to Abandoned - KHORS

"Beautiful" is not a word used often in reviews of black metal albums, but in the case of KHORS' "Return to Abandoned" few other terms do justice to the sparkling melodies and progressively lush keyboard segments that are part and parcel to this well written album. One can call it symphonic black metal, pagan black ...

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MONARCH: Three Songs Released

MONARCH, the new band featuring drummer David Kinkade (BORKNAGAR), guitarist Marco Martell (MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE) and vocalist Jarret Roberts of Chicago's KASTASYDE, has made its first three songs from its upcoming EP, "Fear - Hate - Love & Pain", available for streaming via the group's official YouTube channel. Check out the "The Grand Scheme", ...

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KHORS: New Song Available For Streaming

"Sacrament Of Buyan", a brand new song from Ukrainian black metal horde KHORS, can be streamed using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's new full-length album, "Return To Abandoned", which has just been made available via Paragon Records. On "Return To Abandoned" KHORS yields harsher, ...

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BORKNAGAR Drummer Launches MONARCH

Drummer David Kinkade (BORKNAGAR) has joined forces with guitarist Marco Martell (MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE) and vocalist Jarret Roberts of Chicago's KASTASYDE to form MONARCH. Commented Kinkade: "For the past 10 or so years, I've been putting my personal musical ideas on the backburner in order to commit to other already established bands. I'm quite ...

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Ukraine's KHORS Unleashes New Full-Length

Paragon Records has announced the release of "Return To Abandoned", the long-awaited new full-length from Ukrainian black metal horde KHORS. On "Return To Abandoned" KHORS yields harsher, brooding sounds of its earlier work while mixing in the melancholy and spacious atmosphere of 2008's unsung dark black gem "Mysticism". Inarguably the most majestic journeythe band has ...

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SOLEFALD: More New Album Details Revealed

"Me eig dykk, og me meiner ålvor/ Me kann få dykk i tale med motorsagi" ("We own you, and we mean business / We can make you talk with our chainsaw") the song "Eukalyptustreet" from the new SOLEFALD album, "Norrøn Livskunst" ("Norse Art Of Living") proudly exclaims. For the Oslo/Berlin-based avant/black eggheadbanging duo it has ...

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DAGOBA: 'Black Smokers' Video Released

"Black Smokers (752 Farenheit)", the new Arnaud Lalanne-directed video from French metallers DAGOBA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Poseidon", which is being released today (Monday, August 30) via the French label XIII Bis Records. The CD was recorded at Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" Varea and ...

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BORKNAGAR: South American Tour Canceled

BORKNAGAR's previously announced South American tour has been canceled. Commented BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun: "Sometimes reality bites and it is with a graven heart we have to inform you all that we are forced to pull the plug on the South American tour in September. At this point, too many of the concerts have ...

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THE BATALLION: New Album Details Revealed

Dark Essence Records has set a September 27 release date for "Head Up High", the sophomore album from Norwegian metallers THE BATALLION. The follow-up to 2008's "Stronghold Of Men" was recorded at the Conclave and Earshot Studio, the central Bergen studio owned by VULTURE INDUSTRIES' Bjørnar E. Nilsen and ENSLAVED's Herbrand Larssen and Arve Isdal, ...

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DAGOBA Announces 'The Death Cruise' Tour

French metallers DAGOBA will embark on "The Death Cruise" tour in early October. For a list of upcoming shows, go to this location. DAGOBA's fourth album, "Poseidon", is scheduled for release on August 30 via the French label XIII Bis Records. The CD was recorded at Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" ...

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DAGOBA: 'Poseidon' Artwork Unveiled

The complete artwork for "Poseidon", the fourth album from French metallers DAGOBA, can be viewed below. Due on August 30 via the French label XIII Bis Records, the CD was recorded at Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" Varea and was mixed by Dave Chang at Philia Studio in the U.K. A track from ...

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DAGOBA: New Song Available For Streaming

"Black Smokers", a brand new song from French metallers DAGOBA, can be streamed on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's fourth album, "Poseidon", which will be released on August 30 via the French label XIII Bis Records. The CD was recorded at Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" ...

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BORKNAGAR To Tour South America In September

Norway-based metallers BORKNAGAR have issued the following update: "With the recent changes in the band, BORKNAGAR is now able to hit the road and meet the fans face to face. "We are very pleased to announce that BORKNAGAR is now gearing up to head to South America, a continent never visited by the band before." ...

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