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OV HELL: 'The Underworld Regime' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Underworld Regime", the debut album from OV HELL — the new black metal project featuring DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath and ex-GORGOROTH bassist King — sold around 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 75 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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DAGOBA Signs With XIII BIS RECORDS

French metallers DAGOBA have signed with the French label XIII Bis Records for the release of the band's fourth album, "Poseidon". Due in late summer, the CD is being recorded at Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" Varea. The CD will be mixed by Dave Chang at Philia Studio in the U.K. "Face the ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Video Interview Available

In February 2010, Imhotep.no's Roy Kristensen conducted an interview with Øystein G. Brun (guitar) and Lars A. Nedland (keyboards/vocals) of Norway's BORKNAGAR in Oslo. The entire chat can be viewed in six parts below. BORKNAGAR's new album, "Universal", sold around 500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The ...

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TRIPTYKON Confirmed For Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY Festival

TRIPTYKON, the group founded by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a. Bergen Metal Fest XI), set to take place August 25-28 in Bergen, Norway. Commented Warrior: "The performance at the Hole in the Sky festival was one ...

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DAGOBA Begins Recording New Album

French metallers DAGOBA have entered Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" Varea to begin recording their fourth album for a late 2010 release. The CD will be mixed by Dave Chang at Philia Studio in the U.K. Commented the band: "Since the end of our tour, we have not stopped working on new songs ...

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BORKNAGAR: 'Universal' First-Week Sales Revealed

BORKNAGAR's new album, "Universal", sold around 500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 116 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 in the Top 100 of ...

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VENOM Confirmed For Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a. Bergen Metal Fest XI), set to take place August 25-28 in Bergen, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CATHEDRAL DEAD CONGREGATION OBITUARY OBLITERATION THE DEVIL'S BLOOD VENOM Hole in the Sky was ...

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BORKNAGAR: 'Universal' E-Card Available

BORKNAGAR's new album, "Universal", will be released on February 22 in Europe and March 2 in North America through Indie Recordings. The effort will be made available in four different formats: regular jewelcase CD, limited digipack (including bonus disc), CD box with extras and gatefold LP with double vinyl. An e-card for the effort can ...

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ST. SATAN Records And Releases Album On Same Day

On February 6, ST. SATAN — the Bergen, Norway-based hard rock band featuring former and current members of BORKNAGAR, THE BATALLION, SLUT MACHINE, THE SWAMP BABIES, JAZKAMER, KRØYT and LOST AT LAST — recorded, mixed, mastered, printed and made its debut album, "Horns for Adornment", available online. The release party was held the same evening ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Song To Be Made Available This Friday

BORKNAGAR's new album, "Universal", will be released on February 22 in Europe and March 2 in North America through Indie Recordings. The effort will be made available in four different formats: regular jewelcase CD, limited digipack (including bonus disc), CD box with extras and gatefold LP with double vinyl. The first song from the CD, ...

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OBITUARY, OBLITERATION Confirmed For Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY

OBITUARY and OBLITERATION have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a. Bergen Metal Fest XI), set to take place August 25-28 in Bergen, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CATHEDRAL DEAD CONGREGATION OBITUARY OBLITERATION THE DEVIL'S BLOOD Hole in the Sky was founded in memory ...

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BORKNAGAR: Chicago 'Universal' Listening Party Announced

"Universal", the new album from Norway's BORKNAGAR, will be released on February 22 in Europe and March 2 in North America through Indie Recordings. The effort will be made available in four different formats: regular jewelcase CD, limited digipack (including bonus disc), CD box with extras and gatefold LP with double vinyl. A listening party ...

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BORKNAGAR: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The fourth in a series of video clips featuring footage from the recording sessions for BORKNAGAR's new album, "Universal", can be viewed below. Due on February 22 in Europe and March 2 in North America through Indie Recordings, the effort will be made available in four different formats: regular jewelcase CD, limited digipack (including bonus ...

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MARDUK, BELPHEGOR, RAGNAROK Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

MARDUK, BELPHEGOR and RAGNAROK have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno festival, set to take place March 31 - April 3, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BELPHEGOR BENEDICTION EXUMER FINNTROLL JARBOE MARDUK MAYHEM NACHTMYSTIUM RAGNAROK TAAKE THE KOVENANT More bands will be announced soon. Few ...

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BORKNAGAR: 'Universal' To Receive U.S. Release In March

"Universal", the new album from Norway's BORKNAGAR, will be released on February 22, 2010 in Europe and March 2, 2010 in North America through Indie Recordings. The effort will be made available in four different formats: regular jewelcase CD, limited digipack (including bonus disc), CD box with extras and gatefold LP with double vinyl. Commented ...

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EXUMER Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Reformed German thrashers EXUMER have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno festival, set to take place March 31 - April 3, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "We were surprised and honored when the promoters of the Inferno festival asked us to come and play in Norway. "Performing at ...

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OV HELL: 'The Underworld Regime' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for "The Underworld Regime", the forthcoming debut album from OV HELL, the new black metal project featuring DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath and ex-GORGOROTH bassist King, can be viewed below. The cover was created by the Brazilian graphic designer Marcelo Vasco, who has previously worked with such bands as SATYRICON, ENSLAVED, KEEP OF ...

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BENEDICTION Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno festival, set to take place March 31 - April 3, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BENEDICTION FINNTROLL JARBOE MAYHEM NACHTMYSTIUM TAAKE THE KOVENANT More bands will be announced soon. Few Norwegian music ...

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BORKNAGAR: 'Universal' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

The cover artwork for "Universal", the new album from Norway's BORKNAGAR, can be viewed below. Due on February 22, 2010 through Indie Recordings, the effort will be made available in four different formats: regular jewelcase CD, limited digipack (including bonus disc), CD box with extras and gatefold LP with double vinyl. Commented the band: "We ...

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THORNBOUND: New Song Posted Online

THORNBOUND, the Norwegian band featuring former members of SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR and SATYRICON, has posted a new song, entitled "Hatred", on the group's MySpace page. THORNBOUND is: * Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, IHSAHN) - Drums * Eirik (ex-SOURCE OF TIDE) - Guitar * Øystein Hansen (FORTID) - Guitar * Vidar - Vocals ...

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JARBOE Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Jarboe, the infinitely talented singer, songwriter and composer of SWANS fame, has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno festival, set to take place March 31 - April 3, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. Jarboe's performance at Inferno will feature Attila Csihar of MAYHEM. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: FINNTROLL JARBOE ...

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VINTERSORG Working On New Album

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), is working on a new album, for a fall 2010 release via Napalm Records. The keyboards and vocal tracks are almost completed for the effort, with guitars and drums to be recorded next. VINTERSORG's last album, "Solens Rötter" (English translation: "The Origin of ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Illinois-based extreme metallers NACHTMYSTIUM have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno festival, set to take place March 31 - April 3, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: FINNTROLL MAYHEM NACHTMYSTIUM TAAKE THE KOVENANT More bands will be announced soon. Few Norwegian music festivals can equal the ...

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