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Infernal Majesty - New Track Available To Download

Canada's Infernal Majesty have posted the demo version of the title track for their forthcoming album "Systematical Extermination" online at the Van City Bands website. You can download the track from this link:
http://www.vancitybands.com/bands/639

Infernal Majesty is best-known for their debut album "None Shall Defy," which gained them cult status throughout the world of thrash. They have been a major influence on both the thrash and black metal scenes, with Swedish black-metallers Dawn covering their seminal classic "Night of the Living Dead." "Systematical Extermination" marks the debut of new vocalist Brian Langley. Recording will continue in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. No release date has been set at this time.

Source: Official Infernal Majesty Website
Band profile: Infernäl Mäjesty
Posted: 13.01.2006 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


Judas Priest - Entire new album on VH1.com

The VH1 website currently has the new Judas Priest album "Angel of Retribution" available for streaming on their website for those of you who just can't wait until next week.
That's right - the ENTIRE new album is available for you to listen to at VH1.com
Just visit the VH1 website at the following link:
http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/judas_priest/873343/album.jhtml

As previously noted, Angel of Retribution will be release on Monday, February 28th in Europe and Tuesday, March 1st in North America.

Band profile: Judas Priest
Posted: 24.02.2005 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


Judas Priest - New Single Available for Download

Rob Halford/Judas Priest fan site www.robhalford.de has posted the radio version of "Revolution" for download at this location: http://www.robhalford.de/Revolution.zip
Revolution is the 1st single off the forthcoming Judas Priest album "Angel of Retribution"
Release dates for the album are as follows:
28TH FEBRUARY 2005 - UK & EUROPE
1ST MARCH 2005 USA

Band profile: Judas Priest
Posted: 30.12.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


Infernal Majesty - Drop Off Satyricon Tour

Canada's Infernal Majesty, whose 1987 album "None Shall Defy" has gained cult status in the underground, have dropped off the North American tour in support of Norway's Satyricon citing personal reasons.

The following message was posted on the band's website (http://www.infernalmajesty.ca):
"Due to personal reasons Infernal Majesty have had to cancel the Satyricon US tour, 3 Inches of Blood will now be the direct support for the tour. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."

Infernal Majesty is currently supporting their 2004 release "One Who Points to Death"
Satyricon is supporting their 2002 release "Volcano" which was released domestically in North America for the first time in 2004.

Band profile: Infernäl Mäjesty
Posted: 08.12.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


Gorgoroth - Riots in El Salvador

The following was posted on the band's official website:

"Gorgoroth made the headlines in the major papers in Latin America after performing a show which created big riots in San Salvador. The audience got so extatic over the presence of the first black metal act visiting their country that the situation got totally out of control. The secutity and the police could not handle the people outside the venue so they had to call in the special forces "del cuerpo de Proteccion a Personalides Importantes" (PPI). When the PPI reached the venue the masses of people not getting a ticket for the already sold out show kicked in the entrancedoor and lots of fighting between the audience began. The audience started to kick in doors and toilets, several injuries occured and major damages to the venue. The PPI decided in the end to use gas on the audience to get the situation under control. When Gorgoroth entered the stage 30 security people had to be on stage preventing the audience to enter it. The fighting maintained through Gorgoroths performance and the PPI and the police had to hold the audience inside the venue with firearms to get the band in safety. Gorgoroth came from the incident without any injuries."

http://www.gorgoroth.org

Band profile: Gorgoroth
Posted: 09.11.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


Radio Legend John Peel Dead at 65

John Peel, the legendary BBC Radio 1 broadcaster, died while on vacation in Peru at the age of 65 according to BBC news.
Peel was instrumental in promoting new and cutting-edge music throughout England and the rest of the world, putting (then) underground bands like the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Pink Floyd & Carcass in the spotlight. Most recently, Peel penned the introduction to the book Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore by Albert Mudrian in which Peel writes with great enthusiasm of when he first discovered Napalm Death.
Peel was always one to challenge corporate music and promote the underground. He will be missed by many.

Full story here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3955289.stm
Posted: 26.10.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


Aura Noir return on new label

New Label Signing and Release Date
In the dark Norwegian mountain range Aura Noir have have just signed a contract with Tyrant Syndicate (sub-label of Peaceville/Snapper). The new Aura Noir "Merciless" is the first release on this label. The label is run by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone and administratively by Peaceville/Snapper.
Fenriz of Darkthrone and Nattefrost of Carpathian Forest will contribute with their hate and alcohol infested throats. Dirge Rep (Orcustus ex Gehenna/Enslaved) has offered us lyrical blasphemy with "Funeral thrash". Other confirmed songtitles are "Condor","Hell's Fire","Black Metal Jaw" and probably a title track called "The Merciless".
"Merciless" is due to be released sometime in August.
Posted: 22.06.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


New Agathodaimon Samples Online

Agathodaimon will soon release their 4th album, and you may check out some of the songs in the exclusive pre-listening section of the Nuclear Blast website (http://www.nuclearblast.de) or directly follow this link: http://www.nuclearblast.de/events/agathodaimon

The new album received excellent reviews so far and again goes far beyond the borders of "ordinary" black metal and continues the tradition of "Chapter III". Looking for something different? Then have a listen!

The band also produced a video clip which is available at the same location (Real Player required).

Band profile: Agathodaimon
Posted: 05.06.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


Shadows Fall "The War Within" Release Date Set

The dynamic thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL's highly anticipated new album, The War Within, is now set for a September 21st release. The stunning new offering, produced again by Zeuss (Hatebreed) at Planet Z Studios in the band's home state of Massachusetts is the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed disc, The Art of Balance, and features 10 tracks of sonic devastation. The War Within, their fourth full-length release, is the group's most unrelenting, yet dynamic offering that further proves why they are the undisputed leaders of their genre.

SHADOWS FALL will hit the road in Europe in early June on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Tour featuring Killswitch Engage, Chimaira and labelmates God Forbid. This will be followed by the group's highly anticipated summer U.S. headlining tour, dubbed the Strhess Tour, which also features As I Lay Dying, Himsa and Remembering Never. The trek kicks off on July 16th and runs through August 19th. Be sure to check the tour's official website www.strhesstour.com for dates and all current news.

For the Strhess Tour, the band has reserved tickets for everyone on their mailing list and web site before they go on sale to the general public. This way you get the chance to order tickets first with cheaper service and shipping fees than you would pay using other ticket services. You can obtain a password by signing up at www.shadowsfall.com or clicking the link below. Unfortunately, because of venue restrictions, it can't be done for every show. This is a first come, first serve online ticket ordering system. Four tickets will be the maximum per order.

Click here to order Pre-Sale tickets online ticketing.concertmaps.com/shadowsfall/. This page will be updated as soon as more shows are added to our pre-sale list. A Buy link will appear at the precise moment tickets are available. All orders require a credit card.

The War Within Official Tracklisting
1. The Light The Blinds
2. Enlightened By The Cold
3. Act of Contrition
4. What Drives The Weak
5. Stillness
6. Inspiration On Demand
7. The Power of I and I
8. Ghosts of Past Failure
9. Eternity Is Within
10. Those Who Can Not Speak

Band profile: Shadows Fall
Posted: 05.06.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


The Haunted Sign With Century Media

Swedish thrash metal titans THE HAUNTED have signed a worldwide multiple-album deal with Century Media Records. The band has already completed work on their highly anticipated, yet still untitled, fourth album, which will be released this fall. It will undoubtedly prove once again why Kerrang! labeled the band as "the single greatest exponents of balls-out metal in the world."

Commented guitarist Anders Björler, "We are happy to have chosen Century Media for the next couple of albums. CM is a legendary metal label, and we feel strongly they'll support us in the best way possible."

Phil Hinkle, director of A&R for Century Media America, added, "It's an honor to be working with THE HAUNTED, and they make our already outstanding roster that much more stellar." Leif Jensen, A&R manager for Century Media Europe, said, "Personally and professionally, we look forward to leading this great band to full worldwide success. Their time is now!"

Recorded at Gothenburg's famed Studio Fredman (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy) with co-producers Patrik J. Steen and Fredrik Nordström and mixed at Denmark's Antfarm Studio by Tue Madsen, the album features such cuts as "All Against All," "99," "Who Will Decide" (featuring a guest appearance by Sick Of It All vocalist Lou Koller) and "Burnt To A Shell." THE HAUNTED also have a new addition to the fold, as original vocalist Peter Dolving, who crushed on the group's genre-defining self-titled debut release, returns with a vengeance.

Regarding Dolving's return and the new album, Björler said, "It's nice to have Dolving back in the band. He's energitic, hardworking and had thousands of fresh musical ideas upon his return. We look forward to what the future will hold for us as a band. After having recorded this new album, I feel confident it will work out extremely well. Be on the look out for something really powerful this fall."

Band profile: The Haunted
Posted: 05.06.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


Infernal Majesty - Sign With Galy, April Release Set

Cult Canadian Thrash Titans Infernal Majesty have posted the following on their website http://infernalmajesty.ca/index1.html

Infernal Majesty signs with Galy Records, new album due out April 6th, 2004 Canadian act Infernal Majesty the band who released 1987's cult classic "None Shall Defy" have set "One Who Points to Death" as the title of their upcoming new album, due out April 6th, 2004 through Galy Records. The CD, which was recorded by Sho at Profile Sound Studios in Vancouver, Canada and mastered by Pierre Remillard at Wild Studios in St-Zenon, Quebec, Canada, contains the following track listing:

01. Death of Heaven
02. Pestilential Eternity
03. Angels and Acid
04. Honey Tongue of Satan
05. Hysterion Proteron
06. Cathedral of Hate
07. Virgin Blood Tastes Purest At Night
08. One Who Points To Death

"One Who Points to Death" is packed with old school thrash crunch and modern death metal intensity. Get ready for some infernal mayhem!

Upcoming shows:

February 13 - The Cobalt, Vancouver, BC.
March 26 - The Brickyard, Vancouver, BC.

Stay tuned for Canadian Tour dates

Band profile: Infernäl Mäjesty
Posted: 10.02.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)


Lopez better, back with band

From the official Opeth website:

Good news!

Lopez is feeling much better and will join the band in Seattle this Saturday!
Due to Lopez sickness Opeth were forced to cancel the gig in Edmonton. In Calgary and Vancouver Opeth played a reduced set.

The upcoming USA tour will feature support from American band Devil driver as well as Portuguese legends, Moonspell.

Martin Lopez is now in a much better state. As expected, the doctor's ordered a few weeks of relaxation due to overload of stress!

Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 25.01.2004 by behemoth666 | Comments (0)