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SAMAEL To Release 'Hegemony' Album In October; Watch Lyric Video For New Song 'Angel Of Wrath'

After playing a very special live set at Inferno and Metalmania festivals earlier in spring, Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL are now ready to reveal a first glimpse into their upcoming album that will crown their thirtieth anniversary later this year. The band already played the brand new track "A...
June 23, 2017
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SAMAEL Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Swiss extreme metallers SAMAEL have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band is working on a new album, to be released later in 2017. Founded in 1987 as an old-school black metal act that was influenced by the likes of BATHORY, fellow countrymen CELTIC FROST and VENOM, SAMAEL — led by b...
January 23, 2017
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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says 'Everything In MOONSPELL Is A Little Bit Of A Happy Accident'

HeadBangers LifeStyle recently conducted an interview with Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL. You can watch the full chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's early days: Fernando: "We started out in '89, actually, but it was a lot of n...
October 15, 2016
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ROTTING CHRIST Releases 'Apage Satana' Video

The official video for the song "Apage Satana" from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST can be seen below. The clip was directed and produced by Jon Simvonis (Magnum Production Studios),who previously worked with the band on the "666" video. Commented ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis: "Dear f...
June 15, 2016
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ROTTING CHRIST: Lyric Video For 'For A Voice Like Thunder' Song

The official lyric video for the song "For A Voice Like Thunder" from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Rituals", which was released on February 12 via Season Of Mist. "Rituals" track listing: 01. In Nomine Dei Nostri 02. Ze Nigm...
March 21, 2016
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Full-Album Premiere: ROTTING CHRIST's 'Rituals'

"Rituals", the new album from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST, can be streamed in its entirety below. The CD will be released on February 12 via Season Of Mist. "Rituals" track listing: 01. In Nomine Dei Nostri 02. Ze Nigmar 03. Elthe Kyrie 04. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal) 05. Ap...
February 3, 2016
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ROTTING CHRIST: New Song 'Ze Nigmar' Available For Streaming

Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST will release their new album, "Rituals", on February 12 via Season Of Mist. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. In Nomine Dei Nostri 02. Ze Nigmar 03. Elthe Kyrie 04. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal) 05. Apage Satana 06. Tou Thanatou 07. Fo...
January 18, 2016
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ROTTING CHRIST To Release 'Rituals' Album In February

Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST will release their new album, "Rituals", on February 12 via Season Of Mist. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. In Nomine Dei Nostri 02. Ze Nigmar 03. Elthe Kyrie 04. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal) 05. Apage Satana 06. Tou Thanatou 07. Fo...
December 10, 2015
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SAMAEL's VORPH Promises 'Some Surprises' On Next Album

LoudTV.net conducted an interview with vocalist Michael "Vorph" Locher of Swiss metallers SAMAEL on April 25 in Lille, France. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SAMAEL's current plans: "Right now, actually, we're still working on the new al...
June 11, 2015
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SAMAEL: First Official Photo Of New Lineup

Veteran Swiss metallers SAMAEL recently parted ways with bassist Christophe "Mas" Mermod and replaced him with Thomas "Drop" Betrisey (ex-SYBREED). The first official photo of the band's new lineup can be seen on this page. Says SAMAEL in a statement: "The ever-growing success of Mas' lightshow comp...
February 25, 2015
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SAMAEL Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Veteran Swiss metallers SAMAEL have parted ways with bassist Christophe "Mas" Mermod and have replaced him with Thomas "Drop" Betrisey (ex-SYBREED). Says SAMAEL in a statement: "The ever-growing success of Mas' lightshow company and his numerous jobs as light engineer has led to the hard decision to...
February 24, 2015
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AFTERBLOOD: Debut Album 'Of Unsound Minds' Available Online

Greek female-fronted modern thrash/death metallers AFTERBLOOD have made their debut album, "Of Unsound Minds", available for streaming and download at this location. The CD was mixed and mastered by Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., ENEMY OF THE SUN) and sound engineer Dennis Koehne (LACUNA COIL, SAMAEL...
November 29, 2013
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SLAYER, MERCYFUL FATE, VENOM Featured In 'Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult' Book

"Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult" by Dayal Patterson is a 600-page tome exploring the history and development of black metal from its beginnings in the early 1980s to the present day. Due in November, the book will feature dozens of interviews with the most significant protagonists and a wealth o...
July 16, 2013
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Former DESPAIR Guitarist Commits Suicide

Marek Greschek, former guitarist for the German technical thrash band DESPAIR, died on May 15 at the age of 45. Marek's former DESPAIR bandmate, producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL),has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Marek made a s...
May 28, 2013
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Video: DEAD SHAPE FIGURE Vocalist Talks About Working With SAMAEL's XY

Finnish metallers DEAD SHAPE FIGURE will release their third album, "Opus Victoria", at the end of April. The CD was recorded and mixed last summer at D-Studios by Jarno Hänninen and was produced by Alexandre Locher (also known as Xytras or Xy) of Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL. Video foota...
April 26, 2013