March 31, 2006

MASS PSYCHOSIS‘ Doug Grandon just sent us the following little note and considering its value we figured we should share it with you: "I had some weird shit happen to Tom and I in January. We were signed to MTV, VH1 and Viacom to do music for their TV shows world wide! A friend liked our new material we were writing and asked for a CD of it without vocals so I gave it to him and didn’t think anything of it. Six months later I get a call from MTV saying they want to use our music! So we hooked up with them and they are somewhat demanding with wanting songs, so I’ve been keeping them happy and working on the MASS PSYCHOSIS stuff too!! I am also producing our new materal in my studio and I am always making things better for us."

KEEP OF KALESSIN‘s new album "Armada" will be released on April 3rd (Norway) / April 24th (Europe) / May 13th (America). The tracklist reads as follows: ‘Surface’, ‘Crown Of The Kings’, ‘The Black Uncharted’, ‘Vengeance Rising’, ‘Many Are We’, ‘Winged Watcher’, ‘Into The Fire’, ‘Deluge’, ‘The Wealth Of Darkness’ and ‘Armada’. The band will be touring heavily this year. They kick things off by opening the "Inferno Festival" at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo on Thursday April 13th at 6 PM. The band is also announced for the "Hole In The Sky Festival" in Bergen in August. Other confirmed acts include Celtic Frost, Atheist, Burst, Grimfist, 1349 and others. In addition to this the band sets off on a European tour with Carpathian Forest and Hate. However, because of their busy schedule they are heading back to Norway to support Satyricon in their home-country in May. Exactly one month after Inferno, Keep Of Kalessin will once again enter the stage at Norway’s largest club venue, Rockefeller. This gives the band an opportunity to showcase more songs from "Armada" for the Oslo audience since the time given is limited and strict on festivals and support gigs.

Trondheim Death Metallers BLOODTHORN will be taking Keep Of Kalessin’s place on the Carpathian Forest tour from the 1st of May until the 13th of May, and they all meet again in London on the 14th to share the stage at the Underworld for the "Day Into Night Festival" alongside bands like Zyklon, Akercocke and 1349 among others.

VORE‘s new album "Maleficus" was the number six most added album at Metal radio on March 21st.

UK based fans of Sweden’s CULT OF LUNA are being offered a special treat when they rush out to purchase the band’s fourth sonic outing "Somewhere Along The Highway" on Monday 24th April. At participating Indie stores across the UK any one who snaps up "Somewhere Along The Highway" on any format will take home a free exclusive 7 inch by CULT OF LUNA, limited to 1000 copies and containing the two unreleased tracks ‘Bodies’ (SMASHING PUMPKINS cover) and ‘Recluse’ (UNBROKEN cover) which are unavailable anywhere else.

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