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Naglfar - Finishes Recording New Album

Swedish black metal titans Naglfar have finished recording their new album, "Harvest", tentatively due in early 2007 via Century Media Records. The band has issued the following update:

"Of course there were plenty of problems, including a broken guitar amp. But finally the guitars and vocals are done, thus making us ready for the mixing of the album. We'll start with this on Monday the 26th of November. Some changes and additions have been made in the songs so the final and offical tracklist will be posted soon."

"Harvest" will tentatively include the following "attacks of audial terror" (in no particular order):

01. Into the Black
02. Prayer of Cain
03. The Way of the Rope
04. Harvest
05. Feeding Moloch
06. The Mirrors of My Soul
07. Wargod
08. Plutonium Reveries
09. Odium Generis Humani

Naglfar's latest album, "Pariah", is available now on Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sheol" was previously described in a Century Media press release as "a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums, demonic vocals, that combine with haunting melodies to capture hell's eternal depravity."


Band profile: Naglfar
Posted: 22.11.2006 by Insineratehymn | Comments (5)

Satyricon - To Perform With Norwegian Orchestra In November

Norwegian black metallers Satyricon have posted the following message on their official web site:

"The booking of the Scandinavian tour in November is coming to an end and will be announced shortly. For now there are three shows already on sale: Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen, Norway. We are looking at approximately 10 shows in Norway, 6 in Sweden and 2 in Denmark.

"As a part of this tour we will realise our ambition to make the appearance of the brass section on the 'Now, Diabolical' album become reality, live in concert. We have already done this in a scaled down version as a part of the P3 sessions show that was a concert broadcast on radio shortly before the release of the album.

"This time around we have been lucky enough to join forces with the whole cavalry and we have some of the best men from The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra joining us on stage at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, November 4th. Please note that we are talking about big-ass horns in various shapes and forms. There will be no harps, or violins for that matter!

"Together with Øivind Westby that helped arrange brass for three of the songs on 'Now, Diabolical', we are arranging brass for old and new Satyricon songs trying to give the songs a dimension and feel they normally don't have. We have moved the show to Sentrum Scene to ensure it is an all-ages show. We hope this will be a spectacular night for us the performing musicians, and the fans. The show will also be recorded and filmed."

Satyricon's latest album, "Now, Diabolical", debuted at No. 2 on the national Norwegian chart and also charted in Sweden and Finland.

Band profile: Satyricon
Posted: 04.09.2006 by Insineratehymn | Comments (7)

Deicide - Unveils 'New' Logo Design

Floridian death metallers Deicide have unveiled their "new" logo design at this location.

As previously reported, the video for Deicide's track "Homage for Satan", which was allegedly "banned" in the U.K. by music station Scuzz TV, looks set to air on MTV2 this weekend. The track, taken from the critically acclaimed album "The Stench of Redemption", released earlier this month, will make its "Headbanger's Ball" debut tonight (Saturday, September 2). The show, hosted by Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta, airs at 10:00 p.m. EST.

To watch the "Homage for Satan" video, click here.

The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix", "The Stench of Redemption" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new Deicide lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-Cannibal Corpse) and Ralph Santolla (ex-Iced Earth, Death).


Band profile: Deicide
Posted: 03.09.2006 by Insineratehymn | Comments (12)

Aborted - DVD Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for Aborted's upcoming "The Auricular Chronicles" DVD has been posted online at this location. Due in October via Listenable, the set will contain an hour-long live show shot in Paris with 13 cameras, with the sound remixed by Tue Madsen (Halford, Kataklysm), plus video clips, backstage shenanigans, other live shows, interviews with the Belgian death metallers and more. A teaser for the DVD can be viewed here.

Aborted has set "Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture" as the title of its follow-up to "The Archaic Abattoir", tentatively due in early 2007 via Listenable. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Chondrin Enigma", "Prolific Murder Contrivance", "Archetype: Malice And Scorn", "Avenious" and "The Spaying Séance". The album will feature guest appearances by Jeff Walker (Carcass) and Barney Greenway (Napalm Death).


Band profile: Aborted
Posted: 31.08.2006 by Insineratehymn | Comments (0)

Lordi - Mainman Earns His First One Million Euros

According to, Lordi mastermind Mr. Lordi has earned his first million euros (approximately $1.28 million), reports the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat. The group's "Hard Rock Hallelujah" single has been sold over 300,000 copies all across Europe. Meanwhile, Lordi's latest album, "The Arockalypse", spent 11 weeks at the top of the Finnish album chart and has shifted more than 70,000 units in Finland alone. In the rest of Europe, "The Arockalypse" is believed to have sold around 250,000 copies. On September 20, a new version of "The Arockalypse" will be released, including a special DVD featuring footage from the Eurovision Song Contest, which Lordi won in May.

There is also a lot of other Lordi merchandise on the market already, including books, clothes and comics, and soon there will be a softdrink called Lordi Cola. The drink is expected to be a huge success in Finland, where it is projected to sell over million bottles in the first year. Mr. Lordi will naturally collect his share of every bottle of Lordi Cola that is sold and he continues to receive royalties every time songs from "The Arockalypse" are played on the radio.

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Posted: 27.08.2006 by Insineratehymn | Comments (12)