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SAMAEL: Listen To New Version Of 'Antigod' From Upcoming 'Lux Mundi' Reissue

"Lux Mundi" (which translates as "Light of the World"),the 2011 album from Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL, will be reissued in early 2019. A new version of the song "Antigod", taken from the "Lux Mundi" reissue, can be streamed below. SAMAEL previously stated about "Antigod": "['Antigod']...
December 25, 2018
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MANDRAH Feat. Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA: 'The Other Side' EP Available

MANDRAH, the band featuring former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS),has just released its debut EP, "The Other Side", via RecordJet. Sorychta's music has never been a...
November 22, 2018
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SAMAEL Announces New Bassist

Swiss industrial black metal pioneers SAMAEL have recruited Pierre "Zorrac" Carroz (SCARS DIVIDE, HEROD) as their new bassist. Longtime SAMAEL guitarist Marco "Makro" Rivao left the group in April "to do something different." Bassist Thomas "Drop" Betrisey has since taken over guitar duties in the b...
July 24, 2018
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NO RETURN: 'Despise Your Heroes' Video

"Despise Your Heroes", the new video from the French melodic death-thrash metal band NO RETURN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "The Curse Within", which was released in November via Mighty Music. Formed in 1989, NO RETURN recorded its first album, 1990's "Psychol...
June 14, 2018
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Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Launches MANDRAH

Former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta has joined forces with Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS) in a new band called MANDRAH. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following tren...
May 9, 2018
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Longtime SAMAEL Guitarist MARCO 'MAKRO' RIVAO Quits Band

Longtime SAMAEL guitarist Marco "Makro" Rivao has decided to leave the group "to do something different." From now on, bassist Thomas "Drop" Betrisey will take over the guitar duties in the Swiss industrial black metal band and a new bass player will be announced shortly. Rivao said in a statement:...
April 26, 2018
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Resurrected DESPAIR Feat. Ex-GRIP INC., MORGOTH Members: Audio Snippets Of Reworked 'History Of Hate' Album

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) last year resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new b...
April 13, 2018
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SAMAEL Releases 'Rite Of Renewal' Performance Video

This past fall, Swiss industrial black metal pioneers SAMAEL played a couple of select shows around the release of their new album, "Hegemony", one of them in the picturesque town of Lausanne in their home country, surrounded by die-hard-fans, family, and friends. They captured that very special nig...
January 17, 2018
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SAMAEL: Watch 360-Degree Animated Video For 'Hegemony' Title Track

A 360-degee animated video for "Hegemony", the title track of the tenth album from Swiss industrial black metal pioneers SAMAEL, can be seen bellow. The disc will be issued on October 13 via Napalm Records. The band comments: "This is our grand overture... We choose to open the album with this song...
October 6, 2017
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GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Recruits Ex-MORGOTH Singer MARC GREWE For Resurrected DESPAIR

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) has resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist...
September 21, 2017
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SAMAEL Releases Video For 'Black Supremacy'

Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL have released a performance video for their new song "Black Supremacy". The track is taken from the band's tenth album, "Hegemony", which will be issued on October 13 via Napalm Records. The band explains: "We wanted to pay homage to our favorite color with a song....
September 15, 2017
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NO RETURN To Release 'The Curse Within' Album In November

French melodic death-thrash metal band NO RETURN will release its new album, "The Curse Within", on November 17 via Mighty Music. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "The Crimson Rider", can be seen below. Formed in 1989, NO RETURN recorded its first album, 1990's "Psychological To...
September 14, 2017
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SAMAEL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Red Planet'

Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL will release their tenth album, "Hegemony", on October 13 via Napalm Records. The official lyric video for the track "Red Planet" can be seen below. The band states: "The creative process that led to the completion of 'Hegemony' took over four years. Throughout that...
August 17, 2017
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SAMAEL: More 'Hegemony' Album Details Revealed

Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL will release their tenth album, "Hegemony", on October 13 via Napalm Records. The band states: "The creative process that led to the completion of 'Hegemony' took over four years. Throughout that time, we lived with and saw each song growing into what they finally b...
August 3, 2017
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SAMAEL Frontman: 'Religion Is A Dictatorship; It Brainwashes People'

Serbia's Agoraphobic News conducted an interview with frontman Vorph (real name: Michael Locher) of Swiss industrial metallers SAMAEL prior to the band's July 6 appearance at the Exit festival, which was held July 5-9 in Novi Sad, Serbia. You can watch the full interview below. A few excerpts follow...
July 15, 2017