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HAIL OF BULLETS Confirmed For Holland's FORTAROCK

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has been confirmed for this year's FortaRock festival, set to take place July 3, 2010 at Park Brakkestein in ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has issued the following update: "So we are almost finished with the sessions for the new HAIL OF BULLETS ...

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PESTILENCE To Embark on First U.S. Tour In 16 Years

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metallers PESTILENCE will embark on their first U.S. tour in over 16 years in May/June. The 17-date trek will kick off in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest on May 30 and will close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17. Support on the tour ...

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DEW-SCENTED Confirmed For Holland's ELSROCK Festival

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Elsrock festival, set to take place August 28, 2010 in Rijssen, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGNOSTIC FRONT DEW-SCENTED DREAM EVIL HAIL OF BULLETS LIZZY BORDEN NAPALM DEATH ONSLAUGHT PESTILENCE STATE:CHAOS THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE For more information, visit

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NIRVANA 2002 Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Swedish death metal outfit NIRVANA 2002 (a.k.a. N2002), the highly underrated yet influential band which only released a series of demos and splits during their existence through the late '80s and early '90s, has been confirmed this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. This will be the ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Due to "conflicts with their upcoming recording schedule," Florida extreme-metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have cancelled their appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. Their replacement will be announced sometime next week. 16 has also cancelled its appearance at the event and has been replaced by ...

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NAPALM DEATH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, LIZZY BORDEN Confirmed For Holland's ELSROCK Festival

NAPALM DEATH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, LIZZY BORDEN and THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Elsrock festival, set to take place August 28, 2010 in Rijssen, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGNOSTIC FRONT DREAM EVIL HAIL OF BULLETS LIZZY BORDEN NAPALM DEATH ONSLAUGHT PESTILENCE STATE:CHAOS THE LUCIFER ...

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INTERMENT: Debut Album Artwork Revealed

Reactivated Swedish old-school death metallers INTERMENT will release their debut album, "Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy", in April via Pulverised Records. The CD was recorded at Erebos Studios with Peter Bjärgo (TYRANT, CRYPT OF KERBEROS). The cover artwork, which can be viewed below, was created by Polish artist Rafal Kruszyk. "Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy" ...

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REQUIEM Parts Ways With Singer

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have issued the following update: "After 13 years vocalist Michi Kuster has decided to leave the band due to family reasons. It's not possible for him anymore to take part of the busy band schedule. "Michi will play his last show with REQUIEM on February 11, 2010 at Dynamo, Zurich (Switzerland) ...

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MAN MUST DIE Replaces NOX At Holland's NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

MAN MUST DIE has replaced NOX on the billing of this year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at 013 in Tilburg, Holland. The following bands are scheduled to appear at the event: ABORTED ABYSMAL TORMENT ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY ANTIGAMA AS YOU DROWN BEHEADED BENEATH ...

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INTERMENT: Debut Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Reactivated Swedish old-school death metallers INTERMENT have set "Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due in April via Pulverised Records. The CD is being recorded at Erebos Studios with Peter Bjärgo (TYRANT, CRYPT OF KERBEROS). According to the band, "All drums, guitars, bass, solos are done, so now ...

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BENEDICTION, MALIGNANCY Confirmed For NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

BENEDICTION and MALIGNANCY are the last two bands to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at 013 in Tilburg, Holland. The festival billing is now as follows: ABORTED ABYSMAL TORMENT ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY ANTIGAMA AS YOU DROWN BEHEADED BENEATH THE ...

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PESTILENCE: First Photo Of New Lineup Released

The first photo of the new PESTILENCE lineup can be viewed below. PESTILENCE 2010 is: Patrick Mameli - Guitar/Vocals Jeroen Paul Thesseling - Bass Patrick Uterwijk - Guitar Yuma Van Eekelen - Drums Commented guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli: "Last week, we did a photo shoot with world-famous photographer Stefan Schipper (who also shot METALLICA about three ...

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DEMONIC RESURRECTION: 'The Unrelenting Surge' Video Released

"The Unrelenting Surge Of Vengeance", the new video from Mumbai, India-based metallers DEMONIC RESURRECTION, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Vijesh and Vaas (SCRIBE). The song comes off the band's new album, "The Return To Darkness", which will be released on January 15. The artwork for the CD was created by Xaay, ...

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VREID Hard At Work On New Material

Hváll (bass) of the Norwegian band VREID has issued the following update: "2009 is coming to an end, and I thought I'd share some thoughts on the year that has been, and some info on the year to come. "We released 'Milorg' [VREID's fourth album] during the first days of 2009. The response and reviews ...

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DEMONIC RESURRECTION: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Mumbai, India-based metallers DEMONIC RESURRECTION have revealed the cover artwork for their new album, "The Return To Darkness", in the YouTube clip below. The artwork was created by Xaay, who has previously worked with NILE, KARL SANDERS, NECROPHAGIST and BEHEMOTH. "The Return To Darkness" track listing: 01. Between Infinity And Oblivion 02. Where Dreams And ...

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PESTILENCE: Video Footage Of New Drummer's Audition Available

Video footage of new PESTILENCE drummer Yuma Van Eekelen's audition that landed him a spot in the band can be viewed below. According to PESTILENCE guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli, Yuma Van Eekelen is "really special and driven. His blasts and double-bass drum parts are amazing and furious!! His way of thinking about Peter (Wildoer's) parts are ...

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PESTILENCE Confirmed For NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at 013 in Tilburg, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ABYSMAL TORMENT ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY ANTIGAMA AS YOU DROWN BEHEADED BENEATH ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS, ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For Holland's ELSROCK Festival

HAIL OF BULLETS and ONSLAUGHT are the first two confirmed bands for next year's edition of the Elsrock festival, set to take place August 28, 2010 in Rijssen, Netherlands. HAIL OF BULLETS is the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van ...

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PESTILENCE Has Found A New Drummer

Patrick Mameli (guitar, vocals) of the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "The waiting has come to an end. PESTILENCE has found a new drummer for the U.S. tour and maybe even the next PESTILENCE album!!! "After, actually, a short period of time, after many mails ...

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OBSCURA To Release 'Cosmogenesis' Tablature Book

German death metallers OBSCURA will release an official guitar tablature book for their latest album, "Cosmogenesis", on January 5. The 145-page book contains the full tablature for all rhythm and lead guitar tracks on the album, expanded album artwork, track-by-track commentary and an introduction from the band, as well as a digital download of "Cosmogenesis" ...

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D.R.I. Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) have been confirmed for next year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30 at Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, May 28: GORGUTS POSSESSED D.R.I. WATAIN COFFINS NAZXUL TRAP THEM GRIDE BIRDS OF PREY MALIGNANCY JESUS CROST STORMCROW DEFEATIST PUTRESCENCE Saturday, ...

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PESTILENCE Seeking New Drummer

Patrick Mameli (guitar, vocals) of the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has issued the following update: "As you all might know, the mighty Jeroen [Paul Thesseling, bass; OBSCURA] is back in the PESTILENCE camp!!! To make things even more interesting, we, PESTILENCE, are currently auditioning new drummers. "We like to keep things ...

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REQUIEM: 'Marked By The Signs Of Chaos' Video Released

"Marked By The Signs Of Chaos", the new video from the Swiss death metal band REQUIEM, can be viewed below. The clip was shot on March 14, 2008 at a sold-out show in Berne, Switzerland. A second video for the track "Perish In Open Fire" was filmed in a salt mine in the French-speaking part ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS: 'Warsaw Rising' Video Released

"Warsaw Rising", the first-ever video from HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — can be viewed below. The clip was directed/edited by Dave Cardoso and Dave ...

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