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Former CELTIC FROST Mainman Mixing New SECRETS OF THE MOON Album

German progressive black metallers SECRETS OF THE MOON have tapped former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer and V. Santura (real name: Victor Bullok) (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE) to mix their new album, "Seven Bells", at Woodshed Studio in Bavaria, Germany. Commented Fischer: "Back once again at V. Santura's Woodshed Studio in the ...

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OBSCURA: 'Omnivium' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Omnivium", the new album from the progressive death metal act OBSCURA, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 11 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have ...

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THULCANDRA Continuing Work On New Album

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has issued the following update: "Today we finished laying the last guitar tracks for [our second full-length album] 'Under A Frozen Sun' at Woodshed Studios, Germany, alongside producer V. Santura [real name: Victor Bullok] (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE). "Seven ...

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GORGUTS Mainman On New Album: 'The Wait Is Almost Over For Us To Unleash This New Beast'

Reactivated Quebec, Canada-based technical death metal band GORGUTS recently entered the studio to begin pre-production on their new album for a tentative late 2011 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The group's current lineup features genre heavyweights John Longstreth (drums; DIM MAK, ORIGIN, THE RED CHORD, SKINLESS, POSSESSION, ANGELCORPSE), Colin Marston (bass; DYSRHYTHMIA, BEHOLD... THE ...

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DEFILED, FLAYED DISCIPLE, HAIL OF BULLETS, PATHOLOGY Confirmed For Holland's NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

DEFILED, FLAYED DISCIPLE, HAIL OF BULLETS, PATHOLOGY and SOREPTION have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place April 29-30, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AEON (SE) ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL) AT THE GATES (SE) ATHEIST ...

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DYING FETUS Interviewed For RELAPSE RECORDS Podcast (Audio)

A new Relapse Records podcast is now available for streaming below. This is the tenth installment of label podcasts that is posted every month highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks. This month's podcast features an exclusive interview with John Gallagher of DYING FETUS who celebrates the band's 20-year ...

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HATE ETERNAL Announces European Headlining Tour

Florida-based extreme metallers HATE ETERNAL have will embark on a European headlining tour in support of their forthcoming album. The trek kicks off April 29 in Würzburg, Germany and will run through May 20, ending in Leipzig, Germany. Support on the tour will come from OBSCURA, BENEATH THE MASSACRE and DEFILED. Apr. 29 - Germany ...

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OBITUARY, MASTER, AEON Confirmed For Holland's NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

OBITUARY, MASTER, AEON, BENEATH, CEREBRAL BORE, SOUTHWICKED and VISCERA TRAIL have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place April 29-30, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AEON (SE) ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL) AT THE GATES (SE) ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Due to his "very busy schedule," bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, OBSCURA) has been forced to leave MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. MAYAN says in a statement, "MAYAN wishes [Jeroen] all the best for the future and you'll see him around at one ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN; More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst, will release its debut album, "Quarterpast", on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is being recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT). "Quarterpast" will feature vocal contributions from the following musicians: * Mark Jansen (EPICA, ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN Recording Debut Album; More Details Revealed

MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst, will release its debut album, "Quarterpast", on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is being recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT). "Quarterpast" will feature vocal contributions from the following musicians: * Mark Jansen (EPICA, ...

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OBSCURA: ‘Omnivium' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Omnivium", the new album from the progressive death metal act OBSCURA, can be viewed below. The artwork was designed and laid out by Orion Landau (ORIGIN, DYING FETUS, ZEKE, DISFEAR). The follow-up to "Cosmogenesis", "Omnivium" will be released in North America on March 29 on CD, double LP, and digitally via ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE To Record New EP

Instrumental extreme metal triumvirate BLOTTED SCIENCE, featuring guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, MARTY FRIEDMAN), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL) and drummer Hannes Grossmann (NECROPHAGIST, OBSCURA), is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording a new EP, "The Animation Of Entomology", for a tentative late 2011 release. Commented Jarzombek: "This concept started ...

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THULCANDRA Recording New Album

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has issued the following update: "We just entered well known Woodshed Studios to record our second full-length [album] 'Under A Frozen Sun' alongside producer V. Santura. Seraph (DARK FORTRESS) will take care of the drum duties for the ...

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VIRGIN STEELE, TAAKE, THE OCEAN, BULLDOZER, Others Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

VIRGIN STEELE, TAAKE, THE OCEAN, BULLDOZER, SERENITY and AVA INFERI have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA AVA INFERI BLIND GUARDIAN BREZNO BULLDOZER DEATH ANGEL ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL, Others Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

BLIND GUARDIAN, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL, MERCENARY, OBSCURA and OCTOBER FILE have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA BLIND GUARDIAN BREZNO DEATH ANGEL DEICIDE HATE HEAVEN´S ...

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HATE ETERNAL, OBSCURA, BENEATH THE MASSACRE Confirmed For Holland's NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

ANTROPOMORPHIA, BEHEADED, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, HATE ETERNAL, MAGRUDERGRIND, OBSCURA and VULVECTOMY have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place April 29-30, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL) AT THE GATES (SE) ATHEIST ...

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