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TRIPTYKON To Play Japan With NILE

TRIPTYKON, the group founded by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, will play its first concerts in Japan as part of the Extreme The Dojo Vol. 25 tour in June. The band will co-headline the shows with NILE. The special guest for these concerts will be the German group OBSCURA. The Extreme ...

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AUGURY Parts Ways With Bassist

Montreal progressive death metal act AUGURY gas issued the following update: "After eight years of collaboration, we are sad to announce that we had to part ways with our bass player Dominic 'Forest' Lapointe. We keep in mind his outstanding musical input and volcanic stage presence, and thank him for helping to shape the sound ...

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RON JARZOMBEK Discusses BLOTTED SCIENCE Project

The Spinelanguage blog recently conducted an interview with acclaimed guitarist Ron Jarzombek (BLOTTED SCIENCE, WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Spinelanguage: Before BLOTTED SCIENCE, a lot of metal fans didn't know who Ron Jarzombek was. Sure, they might have seen a few guitarists mention you or WATCHTOWER ...

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THULCANDRA Taps KRISTIAN WÅHLIN For New Album Artwork

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has tapped Kristian Wåhlin (a.k.a. Necrolord; AT THE GATES, DISSECTION, EDGE OF SANITY, EMPEROR, DARK FUNERAL, SACRAMENTUM) to create the artwork for the group's new album, "Fallen Angels Dominion". The CD was recorded at Woodshed Studios with producers ...

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OBSCURA: 'Retribution' Reissued With Bonus Tracks

"Retribution", the debut album from German death metallers OBSCURA, will be reissued on February 16 via Relapse Records. The 2006 CD has been remastered and repackaged with three bonus tracks. OBSCURA is currently out on the 2010 Bonecrusher Fest with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, NECROPHOBIC, and more. This European tour will ...

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EVOCATION Prepares To Record New Album

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have issued the following update: "It's January 2010 and it's cold, dark and kinda depressive. This is the perfect conditions for us to start recording our full-length #3, which is also once again going to be released by the mighty Cyclone Empire in the fall this year; we're aiming at October. ...

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HATESPHERE Parts Ways With Drummer, Pulls Out Of HYPOCRISY Tour

Drummer Dennis Buhl has quit Danish thrashers HATESPHERE due to "severe back problems." As a result, the band has been forced to cancel its participation in the upcoming HYPOCRISY European tour. HATESPHERE has recruited former MERCENARY drummer Mike Park (pictured below) to play on the band's upcoming U.S. tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, OBSCURA ...

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OBSCURA To Release 'Cosmogenesis' Tablature Book

German death metallers OBSCURA will release an official guitar tablature book for their latest album, "Cosmogenesis", on January 5. The 145-page book contains the full tablature for all rhythm and lead guitar tracks on the album, expanded album artwork, track-by-track commentary and an introduction from the band, as well as a digital download of "Cosmogenesis" ...

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Legendary Punk And Metal Icon EERIE VON Schedules NYC In-Store

On Friday, January 8, 2010, punk legend Eerie Von (DANZIG, SAMHAIN) will make a special in-store appearance at New York's Generation Records in support of his new photography book, "Misery Obscura: The Photography Of Eerie Von (1981-2009)". He and designer Tom Bejgrowicz will sign copies of the book, and Eerie Von will take part in ...

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PESTILENCE Seeking New Drummer

Patrick Mameli (guitar, vocals) of the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has issued the following update: "As you all might know, the mighty Jeroen [Paul Thesseling, bass; OBSCURA] is back in the PESTILENCE camp!!! To make things even more interesting, we, PESTILENCE, are currently auditioning new drummers. "We like to keep things ...

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THULCANDRA: New Album Title Revealed

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has completed the songwriting sessions for its new album, "Fallen Angels Dominion". The group will enter Woodshed Studios later this month with producers V. Santura and Steffen Kummerer to begin recording nine new tracks for an early 2010 ...

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EMPIRES OF EDEN To Enter Studio In January

EMPIRES OF EDEN, the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall, will hit the studio in January 2010 to complete the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut, "Songs of War and Vengeance". The next album will include an international all-star lineup of some of metal's most powerful singers, building on the original creative force that made ...

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DYING FETUS: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The third in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for DYING FETUS' new album, "Descend Into Depravity", can be viewed below. "Descend Into Depravity" sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 166 on The Billboard 200 chart. ...

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Process of a New Decline - GOROD

The chances that you will read a negative review of GOROD's "Process of a New Decline" are slim at best. The French tech-death band's follow up to "Leading Vision" has been hailed as one of the year's best albums of its kind. It would seem that GOROD has in fact earned its place among the ...

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Spectral Extravagance - CEREBRUM

Just as it seems like there has been a resurgence of acts playing an old school Swedish death metal style, so does there seem to be a renewed worldwide interest among labels in releasing albums from the technical/progressive end of the genre. Another case in point is Athens' CEREBRUM who has released a competent, if ...

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EERIE VON's Photo Book Pushed Back To December

From the deepest depths of punk rock's 1970s primordial wastelands, through the stygian goth swamps of the 1980s, and on into the bloodstained arenas of 1990s heavy metal, Eerie Von witnessed it all. Beginning as the unofficial photographer for punk legends the MISFITS and later taking charge of the bass guitar as a founding member ...

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PESTILENCE Rejoined By Bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING

OBSCURA bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling has rejoined resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metallers PESTILENCE after a 15-year break. Thesseling, known for his six-string fretless signature, played on PESTILENCE's fourth album, "Spheres". "After such a long period of time it's great to be part of PESTILENCE again," Jeroen says in a statement. "I'm convinced that this ...

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