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Samael - Have Entered The Studio Today

Three weeks after coming back from Germany where the band spent some time on the pre-production of every song with long time partner Waldemar Sorychta (Moonspell, Lacuna Coil, Tiamat), the guys from Samael are now ready to record their new album, the successor of Above.

The sessions started today (August 10th 2010) and should go on for a whole month. Regular updates will be given through the band's Twitter profile.


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Posted: 10.08.2010 by Fane | Comments (5)

Lordi - New Cover Artwork Revealed

The Finnish rock monsters in Lordi will be releasing their new album Babez For Breakfast on September 14 in the U.S., September 15 in Europe and on October 27 in Japan. The Babez For Breakfast album was was recorded in early 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee with highly regarded producer Michael Wagener (Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Janet Jackson).

In other news, the band recently announced their new masks. Visit the band's Facebook page to check it all out.


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Posted: 06.08.2010 by Fane | Comments (20)

Behemoth - New DVD Release Announced

Just yesterday, we informed you that Polish death metal band Behemoth will embark on the Lawless States Of Heretika Tour, taking place later this year with Watain and Withered. Get the dates here.

It seems like the band will be doing that tour in support of their upcoming new DVD Evangelia Heretika. Cover art can be found here.

Frontman Nergal commented on the upcoming DVD in this way: "We've been through hell and back to make this release happen. I know we only have a few DVD's in our catalogue so far but they are not even close to what you are gonna experience with Evangelia Heretika! Expect approximately 5 hours of essential Behemoth. Long-time Behemoth artistic collaborator, Graal, has provided us with some of his most disturbing and completed vision to date."

Evangelia Heretika will be released in the US via Metal Blade Records, in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records, and in Poland via Mystic Records. Further details are still to be announced.

In other news, Behemoth recently finished recording their new video "Alas, The Lord Is Upon Me" from the album Evangelion. The clip will premiere online any time soon. A very promising teaser can be watched below.



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Posted: 04.08.2010 by Fane | Comments (5)

Sodom - Enter The Studio, Album Title Revealed

Veteran thrashers Sodom have entered the studio to record the new album, In War and Pieces. According to the band, the album will be released later this year, on November 22th by the SPV/Steamhammer record label.

Famous producer Waldemar Sorychta - who previously worked with such acts as Tiamat, Moonspell and Sentenced - has been hired for the recordings.

Sodom bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such recently said the following about the new material: "There has never been a Sodom album which is so wide-ranged, as powerful and as typically Sodom as this one."


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Posted: 02.08.2010 by Fane | Comments (11)

Profane Omen - Update From The Band

Finnish metallers Profane Omen posted a blog entry confirming their show at Sonisphere Finland. The band also revealed they're working on some new material. You can read the entire statement below:

"We are confirmed to play in this year's Sonisphere Festival in Finland. The festival takes place in Pori's Kirjurinluoto on the 7th-8th of August and our day is the 8th. We'll have the priviledge of playing among some of our all time favourite bands such as Iron Maiden, Slayer and Anthrax. This basically means that the show will be our biggest one so far, we are extremely excited about this and the set will be a 30 minute beating right from the start till the end! We hope to see you there!

At the moment we're working on new songs, doing demos and putting riffs in the bank. We're hoping to get to the studio next spring and at the moment everything looks very good."



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Posted: 02.08.2010 by Fane | Comments (0)

Dark Funeral - Vocalist Leaves The Band, Seek Replacement

Swedish metallers Dark Funeral have issued the following update on the band's official website:

"This is Caligula of Dark Funeral!

I would like to inform all of our fans that on Saturday, August 21, at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany, I will be doing my last show with Dark Funeral.

Naturally I have mixed feelings about this decision, but it is final!

They say that every person will have about 15min of fame during their life...!

Well, I have had a hell-of-a-ride for 15 years now together with Lord Ahriman and Dark Funeral.

As some people love to spread weird rumors about others, let me make this clear once and for all. I have not committed suicide, I have not taken an overdose, nor are there any personal issues between me and Dark Funeral.


My life has taken a new turn lately, and I am also getting married this year (Not to some crazy bitch in the US though... Hahaha), whereof my priorities in life lie somewhere else.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our fans for their amazing support during all the 15 years I've been with the band. And I would also like to thank my brothers in Dark Funeral for all these years together.

Lord Ahriman and I have managed to raise Dark Funeral from the deepest of abyss, when we have confronted problems before. And there is no doubt in my mind, that Dark Funeral, without me, will raise once more, stronger than ever...

Thus I have spoken, thus shalt it be..."

Dark Funeral leader Lord Ahriman commented on Caligula's departure: "Caligula and I have shared some 15 kick ass years together. And I would naturally like to thank my brother for the amazing work he has done for Dark Funeral over all these years. It's been a pleasure indeed working together. You will be missed deeply! But as with everything else, I understand when people change course and get new priorities in life. And I fully respect that. Life moves on after all, and so will Dark Funeral.

In the meantime, and while we're searching for a new vocalist, the most logical thing for us to do, is obviously to enter writing mood. And that's exactly what we'll be doing. From now on and until we have found and installed a new killer vocalist we begin to work on a new full-length album. However, you can be rest assured that as soon as we have found a new vocalist, we'll set full force, and continue to tour the world in usual Dark Funeral manner.

Naturally, our demands on a new vocalist will be very high, but I/we are fully confident that there are some amazing vocalists out there that would fit us like a hand in glove. So if you do believe that you have what it takes to blow us away with your vocal skills, and to replace Caligula, don't hesitate to send us some audio/DVD files of your vocal performance! Send to: vocalist darkfuneral se.


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Posted: 26.07.2010 by Fane | Comments (19)