February 17, 2012

The remastered PROTECTOR vinyl re-releases "Misanthrophy" (green vinyl + "Protector Of Death" demo as bonus), "Golem" and "Urm The Mad" will be out through To The Death Records on March 15, 2012 (official distribution through Blood Harvest and High Roller Records). A strictly limited "Wolfsburg" package (100 copies) includes black / red / yellow vinyls together with a 16 page booklet, a backpatch and a bonus 7" from DEATH ATTACK (re-recorded in 2009 with Martin Missy on vocals). More info and pre-orders at ttd@tele2.se

SPECKMANN (MASTER) have inked a deal with AreaDeath Productions for the re-issue of their "Project" album that was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida in 1991 and produced by Scott Burns. Nuclear Blast Records didn’t agree with the mix of MASTER’s 1990 debut, that’s why Paul Speckmann suggested to re-do the original MASTER CD with a few new tracks and a new line-up. In the end the 1990 recordings got released as the self-titled MASTER album anyway and this recording was additionally released by Nuclear Blast, entitled SPECKMANN – "Project". The re-release will be limited to 1000 handnumbered copies and features all lyrics, rare photos, a new cover, slipcase packaging plus an extra A1 sized poster and the first MASTER demo as bonus. The extended booklet also includes an interview with Paul Speckmann about the "Project" story.

Hellthrasher Productions will release a CD by GOAT TYRANT, entitled "Thy Summoning Of Three Demonic Rituals", on February 20, 2012. The CD features demos of the band from the 2004 – 2008 period of their career. The material originally already got released on MC by Thai Slava Productions in 2010, but this CD re-release comes with brand new artwork by Bartek Kurzok and a 12-page booklet. For more info / order details go to www.hellthrasher.com

Swedish OPERA DIABOLICUS (featuring members from KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, DREAM EVIL and more) have released a video for the song ‘Blood Countess Bathory’ at this location. The video is more or less a 10 minute long short movie and includes acting scenes, epic scenery and a great deal of dark atmosphere and blood. It was filmed and edited by 11Frames from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band will be releasing their debut "1614" on January 20, 2012 via Metalville Records. It features, among others, Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, NOTRE DAME, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR), Mats Levén (KRUX, THERION), Niklas Isfeldt (DREAM EVIL), Jake E (AMARANTHE, DREAMLAND) and Camilla Alisander-Ason on vocals. The album was produced and mixed by Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) at his Sonic Train Studio. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Overture’, ‘The Gates’, ‘Blood Countess Bathory’, ‘The 13th Guest’, ‘In Memoriam’, ‘Mythos Lamia’, ‘Forbidden’ and ‘Stone By Stone’. For all further information, please visit www.operadiabolicus.com

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