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News - May 2007

May 31, 2007

Statement about GOSPEL OF THE HORNS: "Since the unfortunate situation earlier in 2007 where news was broken on Blabbermouth that Gospel of the Horns had split up and therefore wouldn't be touring again, we've had a hard task convincing people Gospel of the Horns are in fact still 100% active as a band. They are currently preparing to tour Australia with Sodom. Gospel of the Horns are NOT split up and are available for interview as normal. They are also planning, in association with Invictus Productions & Metal Kommand touring, a European tour. No dates have been confirmed yet and it is very much in the early stages of organising but Gospel of the Horns will tour Europe again." - Darragh / Invictus Productions

May 30, 2007

IMPALED NAZARENE have finished recording all instruments for their 10th studio album "Manifest". The band has entered Sonic Pump studio with producer / engineer Tapio Pennanen on May 10th. In a recently published press statement they said that they do not use triggers on the album this time and that it will have a "much warmer live sound." They have a little recording break now and will continue with the vocals in June. "Manifest" will be mixed at Sonic Pump at the end of July and mastered in August. Here is the full tracklisting (not the final running order): 'Intro: Greater Wrath', 'The Antichrist Files', 'Pandemia', 'Mushroom Truth', 'Die Insane', 'Blueprint For Your Culture's Apocalypse', 'Funeral For Despicable Pigs', 'Goat Justice', 'Dead Return', 'Suicide Song', 'Pathogen', 'The Calling', 'Planet Nazarene', 'You Don't Rock Hard', 'When Violence Commands The Day' and 'Original Pig Rig'. According to the band the album lyrically deals with "all possible bullshit we have faced during the last couple of years." Ritual, who has already worked with IMPALED NAZARENE previously on many occasions, will handle all artwork and layout for the album. The release date is scheduled for end of October on Osmose Productions (CD and vinyl).

May 25, 2007

Debemur Morti Productions have signed the Dutch duo URFAUST for their forthcoming mini album that will contain "around 20 minutes of unholy synthesizer ultra Doom in the most morbid and twisted vein". The recordings are expected to be ready within two months. It is supposed to be released on vinyl and CD.

Germany's SUIDAKRA will be replacing VADER at this year's Wacken Open Air. www.wacken.com

May 24, 2007

Osmose Productions will be releasing SJODOGG's debut full-length "Landscapes Of Disease And Decadence" this fall. The basic concept behind SJODOGG is to create dark music with an emphasis on atmosphere and groove, rather than focusing on sheer technical brutality. The music of SJODOGG is minimalistic in some aspects, yet innovative and compelling.

May 21, 2007

Drummer / vocalist Proscriptor from the mythological occult Metal outfit ABSU has issued the following statement: "After 5 years of silence, I am pleased to announce the new line-up of ABSU. It was a difficult task to replace both Shaftiel and Equitant after being together for nearly 11 years, but now is the time to carry on. Here is the new reorganization of the band: Proscriptor McGovern (percussives, mellotron, voices & lyrical magick), Vastator Terrarum (guitars, bass guitar, analog synthesizers & backing voices) and Aethyris MacKay (guitars, bass guitar, analog synthesizers & backing voices). We have begun composing and arranging the material for what will be known as the self-titled album, simply called "Absu". In 2002, 4 out of 16 tracks were written; 2 of them we're keeping while the other 2 we're abandoning. We will begin recording in the latter part of autumn 2007 or early 2008 anticipating a release before June 2008 for Osmose Productions / The End Records. "Absu" projected track listing (in no particular order): 'Night Fire Canonization', 'Girra's Temple', 'Amy', 'In The Name Of Auebothiabathabaithobeuee', '13 Globes', 'Voor', 'Twix Yesterday, The Day & The Morrow', 'Between The Absu Of Eridu & Erech', 'Those Of The Void Will Re-Enter', 'Magick Square Cipher', 'Sceptre Command', 'Nunbarshegunu', 'Diversified Signs Inscribed', 'Our Earth Of Black', 'Ye Uttuku Spells' and '...Of The Dead Who Never Rest In Their Tombs Is The Attendance Of Familiar Spirits...'. Lyrically, I am concentrating more on Sumerian-based occult themes of magick and mythology versus the Celtic aspect of my previous writings, which was heavily expressed on the last few ABSU studio albums. Musically speaking, the material will be quite similar to "Tara," but with more of a 70s progressive / psychedelic texture within it. You will not be disappointed - trust me. I will be utilizing the first logo created by Equitant and Belgian artist Kris Verwimp will handle the cover illustration once again." In other news, Osmose Productions / The End Records will re-release a remastered digipak version of the last studio album, "Tara," including the EP "In The Eyes Of Ioldánach" as bonus tracks, which will be released in September.

May 17, 2007

The last couple of bands for this year's WACKEN OPEN AIR as well as the running order have now been published, as the line-up is now complete. The new confirmations include TYPE O NEGATIVE, SECRETS OF THE MOON, FASTWAY and TURBONEGRO among others. www.wacken.com

May 15, 2007

SECRETS OF THE MOON will play a 60 minute set at Party San Open Air - Bad Berka (Germany). The show takes place on Thursday night at 11pm. They are also going to irrupt Northern Germany at this years Wacken Open Air on August 03 and will play one more exclusive show in Hamburg on August 24. Moreover the band is looking forward to their very first appearance on Scandinavian ground on August 23 at the "Hole in the Sky" Festival in Norway.

May 14, 2007

A studio clip of MONSTROSITY's 'Firestorm' (taken from the new album "Spiritual Apocalypse") is online now at YouTube.

Streetclip TV will stream excerpts from the AMON AMARTH DVD "Wrath Of The Norsemen" on the 20th and 21st of May at 8:00pm CET in HD quality.

May 13, 2007

New York's Death Metal masters IMMOLATION have recorded, mixed and mastered two new releases at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino. First one is an EP entitled "Hope And Horror" that contains the tracks 'Den Of Thieves', 'The Condemned' and 'The Struggle Of Hope And Horror' (instrumental). Together with the three new exclusive tracks there will be a DVD of an entire live set recorded last year at BB Kings night club in New York City. "The video work on this is amazing, the sound is raw, but you can make everything out really well. It really gets the live feel like your there!" says bassplayer / vocalist Ross Dolan. The other release is the band's new full length album "Shadows In The Light", that features the following ten tracks: 'Hate's Plague', 'Passion Kill', 'World Agony', 'Tarnished', 'The Weight Of Devotion', 'Breathing The Dark', 'Deliverer Of Evil', 'Shadows In The Light', 'Lying With Demons' and 'Whispering Death'. Both are out on Listenable Records. For all further info check out IMMOLATION's myspace domain at www.myspace.com/immolationny

May 10, 2007

MELECHESH have issued the following statement: "We were quite stunned to hear the news of this tour's cancellation, we actually declined other tour offers to make this one all the more special. Our guitar player, Moloch, who is currently residing in Virginia, USA was about to board the airplane and head to Europe when we heard the news. We looked forward to this tour and to giving 100% also we invested a lot of time in preparing for it. I don't know what else to say other than we feel disappointed and we apologize to all the people who were looking forward to this tour. We also looked forward to touring with, among others, ENSLAVED and KEEP OF KALESSIN and GOATWHORE. But such things remind me why we always were reluctant to do shows. For now the only confirmed European dates are the festivals (Earthshaker, Metal Mean, Party.San, Hole In the Sky) and we are currently working on a North American tour to support the release of our "Emissaries" album."

May 09, 2007

AGATHOCLES will take their devastating grind attack to South America. Possible countries include Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Peru. Details and dates are still being worked out.

Swedish Death Metal act DIMENSION ZERO are the 62nd confirmed act for this year's Wacken Open Air. Jesper Strömblad, main songwriter of the band, will therefore perform twice in Wacken this year, with DIMENSION ZERO and with IN FLAMES. www.wacken.com

Debemur Morti Productions has disclosed the title, artwork and full tracklisting of KROHM's forthcoming second album. Mastered at the infamous Necromorbus Studios, "The Haunting Presence" contains seven exhibits of paranormal Black Metal and is the follow up to the critically acclaimed 2004 debut "A World Through Dead Eyes". This time, Numinas' fevered mind has conjured a deeply personal, ritualistic work of incredible maturity. Check out the cover artwork here. The tracklisting reads as follows: 'Bleak Shores', 'Lifeless Serenade', 'I Respiri Delle Ombre', 'Relic', 'Memories Of The Flesh', 'Tra La Carne E Il Nulla' and 'Syndrome'. Unmastered samples can be heard at www.myspace.com/krohmvoid. Other relevant links: www.krohmvoid.com, www.debemur-morti.com

OBEISANCE has just inked a deal with Iron Bonehead Productions for a limited edition 7". Entitled "Satanik Shoktroops Of Doom" it contains the title track, 'STD-Satanikally Transmitted Disease', 'Satanika Pandemonia' and 'Satanik Metal City'. Look for a December 2007 / January 2008 release. For more information contact www.ironbonehead.de or www.myspace.com/obeisance.

May 07, 2007

Imperium Productions have signed the German Doom Death Metal band OPHIS. The debut album "Stream Of Misery" will be released in June / July 2007. You can already check out some samples of a new song at www.myspace.com/ophisdoom

May 04, 2007

Germany's NECROS CHRISTOS have published the following news: "We are unhappy of the following announcement, but the year of 2007 will mark the last appearance of Luciferus Christhammer in Necros Christos. He will leave the coven, as he sees his paths fulfilled... Therefore the band proclaims to be in search for a new drummer. Everyone who should be interested in taking over Christhammers position should contact the band now." For a detailed statement of Christhammer, check out the band's website www.darknessdamnationdeath.com
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