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Adimiron Joining The "Sign Of Hell" Tour

Adimiron will join the last part of the "Sign of Hell Tour 2011," supporting the black metal masters Gorgoroth and the legendary Vader during the first two weeks of December. Details are as follows:

06.12.2011 (MAC) Skopje / Havana
08.12.2011 (SLO) Ljubljana / Menza Pri Koritu
09.12.2011 (ITA) Roma / Init Club
10.12.2011 (ITA) Pinarella di Cervia / Rockplanet
11.12.2011 (FR) Montpellier / Secret Place
13.12.2011 (POR) Porto / Hard Club
14.12.2011 (POR) Lisboa / Cine Teatro Corroios
15.12.2011 (SP) Sevilla / Fanatic
16.12.2011 (SP) Valencia / Rock City
17.12.2011 (SP) Barcelona / Mephisto

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Vader Comments On Upcoming Tour With Gorgoroth

Vader has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming "The Sign of Hell" tour with Gorgoroth and Valkyrja:

"The Sign Of Hell Tour 2011 with Gorgoroth, Vader, and Valkyrja and their guests is getting closer! We start the tour with a show in Berlin on November 1st and visit Rostock the on next day. The following shows go as previously announced. There was a change of club in Goteborg - we will play in Parken instead of Musiken Hus.

"There are also some new shows added to the schedule - we give a show in Plymouth (UK) and Hengelo (the Netherlands). We will also visit Prague (the Czech Republic), Kosice (Slovakia), Skopje (Macedonia) and Novi Sad (Serbia).

"Unfortunately, we won't play in Budapest and Grenoble. Soon we will provide you with the names of bands supporting the main line-up of our tour. During 'The Sign Of Hell Tour 2011' the bands will promote their newest albums: Gorgoroth's 'Under The Sign Of Hell,' Vader's great received 'Welcome To The Morbid Reich' (Nuclear Blast) and Valkyrja's 'Contamination' (Metal Blade)!"

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Gorgoroth Updates "The Sign Of Hell" Tour Schedule

Gorgoroth will be embarking on the European "The Sign of Hell" tour with Vader and Valkyrja this coming November, and the band has now added on even more dates. The currently confirmed itinerary is as follows:

01.11.2011 - Germany, Berlin @ SO36
02.11.2011 - Germany, Rostock @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
03.11.2011 - Denmark, Copenhagen @ The Rock
04.11.2011 - Denmark, Aalborg @ Aalborg Metal Festival, Stadthalle
05.11.2011 - Sweden, Gothenburg @ Parken
06.11.2011 - Sweden, Stockholm @ Klubben
09.11.2011 - UK/England, Manchester @ Moho Live
10.11.2011 - UK/England, Liverpool @ The Masque
11.11.2011 - UK/Northern Ireland, Belfast @ Spring & Airbrake
12.11.2011 - Ireland, Dublin @ The Village
13.11.2011 - UK/Scotland, Glasgow @ Classic Grand
14.11.2011 - UK/England, London @ Camden Underworld
15.11.2011 - UK/England, Bristol @ The Fleece
16.11.2011 - UK/England, Plymouth @ White Rabbit
17.11.2011 - Holland, Amersfoort @ De Kelder
18.11.2011 - Holland, Rotterdam @ Baroeg
19.11.2011 - Belgium, Louvain-la-Neuve @ Mass Deathtruction Festival, La Ferme du Biéreau
20.11.2011 - Germany, Essen @ Turock
22.11.2011 - Holland, Hengelo @ Metropool
24.11.2011 - France, Savigny-le-Temple @ L'Empreinte
25.11.2011 - Switzerland, Solothurn @ Kofmehl
26.11.2011 - Germany, Lichtenfels @ Christmas Metal Festival, Stadthalle
27.11.2011 - Czech Republic, Prague @ Rock Café
29.11.2011 - Austria, Vienna @ Szene
30.11.2011 - Slovakia, Kosice @ Collosseum
01.12.2011 - Romania, Cluj-Napoca @ Euphoria Music Hall
02.12.2011 - Bulgaria, Sofia @ Yubileina Hall
03.12.2011 - Greece, Thessaloniki @ Eightball Club
04.12.2011 - Greece, Athens @ Gagarin 205
06.12.2011 - Macedonia, Skopje @ Havana
07.12.2011 - Serbia, Novi Sad @ Route 66
08.12.2011 - Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Menza Pri Koritu
09.12.2011 - Italy, Rome @ Init Club
10.12.2011 - Italy, Pinarella di Cervia @ Rockplanet
11.12.2011 - France, Montpellier @ Secret Place
13.12.2011 - Portugal, Porto @ Hard Club
14.12.2011 - Portugal, Lisbon @ Cine-Teatro de Corroios
15.12.2011 - Spain, Seville @ Fanatic
16.12.2011 - Spain, Valencia @ Durango
17.12.2011 - Spain, Barcelona @ Mephisto

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Gorgoroth Adds More Tour Dates

More dates have been added to Gorgoroth's "The Sign of Hell Tour 2011," specifically in Slovakia (30.11.11), Czech Republic (27.11.11), and Holland (22.11.11). There has also been a venue change for the Gothenburg concert. More dates will be added when they have been confirmed by the tour arranger.

The currently announced schedule is as follows:

03.11.2011 - Denmark, Copenhagen @ The Rock
04.11.2011 - Denmark, Aalborg @ Aalborg Metal Festival, Stadthalle
05.11.2011 - Sweden, Gothenburg @ Parken
06.11.2011 - Sweden, Stockholm @ Klubben
09.11.2011 - UK/England, Manchester @ Moho Live
10.11.2011 - UK/England, Liverpool @ The Masque
11.11.2011 - UK/Northern Ireland, Belfast @ Spring & Airbrake
12.11.2011 - Ireland, Dublin @ Button Factory
13.11.2011 - UK/Scotland, Glasgow @ Classic Grand
14.11.2011 - UK/England, London @ Camden Underworld
15.11.2011 - UK/England, Bristol @ The Fleece
17.11.2011 - Holland, Amersfoort @ De Kelder
18.11.2011 - Holland, Rotterdam @ Baroeg
19.11.2011 - Belgium, Louvain-la-Neuve @ Mass Deathtruction Festival, La Ferme du Biéreau
20.11.2011 - Germany, Essen @ Turock
22.11.2011 - Holland, Hengelo @ Metropool
24.11.2011 - France, Savigny-le-Temple @ L'Empreinte
25.11.2011 - TBA
26.11.2011 - Germany, Lichtenfels @ Christmas Metal Festival, Stadthalle
27.11.2011 - Czech Republic, Prague @ Rock Café
29.11.2011 - Austria, Vienna @ Szene
30.11.2011 - Slovakia, Kosice @ Collosseum
01.12.2011 - Romania, Cluj-Napoca @ Euphoria Music Hall
02.12.2011 - Bulgaria, Sofia @ Yubileina Hall
03.12.2011 - Greece, Thessaloniki @ Eightball Club
04.12.2011 - Greece, Athens @ Gagarin 205
07.12.2011 - Croatia, Zagreb @ TBC
08.12.2011 - Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Menza Pri Koritu
09.12.2011 - Italy, Rome @ Init Club
10.12.2011 - Italy, Pinarella di Cervia @ Rockplanet
11.12.2011 - France, Montpellier @ Secret Place
13.12.2011 - Portugal, Porto @ Hard Club
14.12.2011 - Portugal, Lisbon @ Cine-Teatro de Corroios
15.12.2011 - Spain, Seville @ Sala Custom
16.12.2011 - Spain, Valencia @ Durango
17.12.2011 - Spain, Barcelona @ Mephisto
18.12.2011 - France, Grenoble @ TBC

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Gorgoroth Delays New Album

Norwegian black metal veterans Gorgoroth has announced that the re-recorded edition of their 1996 album, "Under The Sign Of Hell," which is simply entitled, "Under The Sign Of Hell 2011," has had to have been delayed once again to financial problems. The record was initially scheduled to be released on August 29th but now faces an uncertain future. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"The master tapes were handed over to Regain by the band in April this year, and so it is of course very disappointing for the band that the label for the second time is not able to meet the set release date. Therefore, to avoid this happening again, no new release date will be given by the band until Regain can sort out their problems and provide a new date with 100% certainty."

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"Under The Sign Of Hell" Tour Dates Announced

The first batch of dates for the "Under the Sign of Hell Tour 2011" have now been announced, and can be viewed below. The tour features Gorgoroth, Vader, Valkyrja and currently unnamed guests on select dates. More shows for the tour are expected to be revealed soon.

03.11.2011 (DK) Copenhagen / The Rock
04.11.2011 (DK) Aalborg / Aalborg Metal Festival
05.11.2011 (SWE) Goteborg / Musikens Hus
06.11.2011 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
09.11.2011 (UK) Manchester /Moho Live
10.11.2011 (UK) Liverpool / The Masque
11.11.2011 (IRE) Belfast / Buttom Factory
12.11.2011 (IRE) Dublin / The Village
13.11.2011 (UK) Glasgow / The Classic Grand
14.11.2011 (UK) London / Underworld
15.11.2011 (UK) Bristol / Fleece
17.11.2011 (HOL) Amersfoort / De Kelder
18.11.2011 (HOL) Rotterdam / Baroeg
19.11.2011 (BEL) Louvain-la-Neuve / La Ferme du Biereau
20.11.2011 (GER) Essen / Turock
24.11.2011 (FR) Savigny le Temple / Empreinte
25.11.2011 (CH) Dietikon / Sounddock21
26.11.2011 (GER) Lichtenfels / Stadthalle
29.11.2011 (A) Wien / Szene
01.12.2011 (ROM) Cluj Napoca / Euphoria Music Hall
02.12.2011 (BUL) Sofia / Jubileina Hall
03.12.2011 (GRE) Thessaloniki / 8ball
04.12.2011 (GRE) Atheens / Gagarin 205 More...

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Valkyrja Announces European Shows With Gorgoroth

Sweden's Valkyrja has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates with Gorgoroth and Vader:

"'The Sign of Hell Tour 2011' will be the tour to keep your eyes upon when the current season of light and warmth has withdrawn.

"Fronted by two of the titans of their kind, Gorgoroth and Vader will - alongside Valkyrja as support - set course toward a crusade with over 45 stops of mayhemic violence upon the European soil. This collection of utter carnage can be experienced between the end of October and the end of December.

"It is decided, in celebration of this unity, to make the first stop on the tour the official release date for the vinyl edition of the album 'Contamination.'

"An update will follow within the near future including specifics for both the tour and the vinyl edition, we advice you to stay vigilant and await this glorious commemoration of darkness with eager hearts!"

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Gorgoroth To Play Meh Suff! Festival

Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Meh Suff! festival:

"On 10 September 2011, Gorgoroth will headline the second day of the Meh Suff! Metal-Festival in Hüttikerberg, Switzerland. More info can be found at this location."

Gorgoroth also recently delayed the release of the re-recorded version of the "Under the Sign of Hell" album. The track listing for the new version is as follows:

1. Revelation of Doom
2. Krig
3. Funeral Procession
4. Profetens åpenbaring
5. Ødeleggelse og undergang
6. Blood Stains the Circle
7. The Rite of Infernal Invocation
8. The Devil Is Calling

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Gorgoroth Delays Release Of Re-Recorded Album

Norwegian black metal act Gorgoroth has announced the "Under the Sign of Hell 2011" release has been delayed due to manufacturing issues. The new release date is currently set as August 29th, 2011. "Under the Sign of Hell 2011" is a re-recording of the band's third full-length album.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Revelation of Doom
2. Krig
3. Funeral Procession
4. Profetens åpenbaring
5. Ødeleggelse og undergang
6. Blood Stains the Circle
7. The Rite of Infernal Invocation
8. The Devil Is Calling

Gorogorth also previously commented on a new upcoming album: "As for the still untitled next Gorgoroth album consisting of new material: 66.6% of the material has now been written, and work on the album is continuing at a steady pace. If all goes according to plan, the album will be recorded later this year."

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Cradle Of Filth Singer Forms New Band

A new band has been formed which features members from some of the biggest names in metal. The new group, named Temple Of The Black Moon, is fronted by Cradle Of Filth singer Dani Filth and also includes in it's ranks Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, bass player King Ov Hell (Ov Hell/Sahg/former Gorogoroth) and drummer John Tempesta, who has worked with a variety of bands including White/Rob Zombie, Exodus, Testament and The Cult, of whom is he is still a member. The band describe their sound as "a cauldron bubbling over with the unsavory flavors of Tool and Celtic Frost, and seasoned with the likes of Immortal and At The Gates."

Speaking about the name, Dani Filth commented: "We had an innumerable amount of names that never seemed likely to stick, that was until we put our proverbial heads together and narrowed it down to just three or four, and then tossed for it (proverbially of course) using a silver Norwegian crown (we couldn't find any proper money). The name Temple Of The Black Moon represents the rigorous worship of desire, (the black moon astrologically has always held association with the dark Goddess Lilith) and of course the ramifications of the lunar eclipse, always a herald for death and ill-omen."

The band has recorded almost an album's worth of material and is planning to record the songs in Bergen, Norway for a full-length album, which is expected to be released in the summer of next year.

Song titles thus far include "Infernal Desire Machine," "Don't Call Up What You Can't Put Down," "Dark Eyes For Trouble," "Beautifully Perverse," and "C.N.T (All That's Missing Is You)."

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Gorgoroth Issues New Album Update

Gorgoroth has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming live show in Bergen:

"At the request of the concert organizer, the Gorgoroth concert at Det akademiske kvarter in Bergen, Norway, on 20 May 2011, will regretfully have to be canceled. Information on how to get ticket refunds will be posted at this location in the next few days."

"Under the Sign of Hell 2011" - the re-recording of Gorgoroth's third album - will be released by Regain Records on June 20th, 2011. On the album, Pest and Infernus repeat their roles as vocalist and guitarist/bassist, respectively, from the original 1996 recording, while Tomas Asklund handles the drums.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Revelation of Doom
2. Krig
3. Funeral Procession
4. Profetens åpenbaring
5. Ødeleggelse og undergang
6. Blood Stains the Circle
7. The Rite of Infernal Invocation
8. The Devil Is Calling

The band also commented on an upcoming new album: "As for the still untitled next Gorgoroth album consisting of new material: 66.6% of the material has now been written, and work on the album is continuing at a steady pace. If all goes according to plan, the album will be recorded later this year."

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Gorgoroth Comments On Christmas European Tour

Gorgoroth has issued the following update about the band's "Blackfest Over X-Mass" European tour alongside Belphegor and Impiety:

"After having completed the 2nd leg of the 'Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt' tour in November, Gorgoroth will return to Continental Europe at the end of December 2010 for 'Blackfest Over X-Mass 2010,' an unholy five concert tour of Germany and Austria with Belphegor and Impiety. The tour will take place in the period of 26.12.10-30.12.10. These are the only five Gorgoroth concerts to take place during the end of December 2010/beginning of January 2011."

The dates are as follows:

26.12.2010 - Germany, Essen @ Turock
27.12.2010 - Germany, Berlin @ C-Club
28.12.2010 - Germany, Leipzig @ Theater-Fabrik-Sachsen
29.12.2010 - Austria, Vienna @ Szene
30.12.2010 - Germany, Augsburg @ Kantine

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Gorgoroth Cancels Derby Show

Gorgoroth has issued the following announcement about the previously scheduled November 27th tour date in Derby being canceled:

"Unfortunately the Gorgoroth concert at Redemption in Derby, UK, on 27.11.2010 will not happen, due to issues completely out of the band's control. For more information about this, please see the venue's statement here. An alternative location is being searched for, but due to the short notice nothing is certain at the moment."

Details on a replacement show will be announced as they are made available.

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Gravdal's Phobos To Tour With Gorgoroth

Gravdal has issued the following update about member Phobos joining Gorgoroth for the band's upcoming European tour dates:

"Gravdal guitarist Phobos (Aeternus, Malsain), who has just returned from the Dark Essence Records tour where he played live session drums for Sulphur, hits the road again today to reprise his live session role to play drums for Gorgoroth on their European tour. He is filling in for Gorgoroth drummer Vyl, who is currently on tour in the USA with Keep of Kalessin.

"Also fresh from the same tour, Helheim's V'Gandr (Aeternus, Taake), will fill in on bass for Frank Watkins on the Gorgoroth tour. So fans of Gravdal, Helehim, Aeternus, Taake, Malsain, who are going to see Gorgoroth, keep a look out for the guys."

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Gorgoroth Announces New European Tour Dates

As previously announced, Gorgoroth will be on the road on November 20th for the 2nd leg of the “Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt” European tour, with Cavus and Noctem as support bands.

The tour schedule is:

20.11.2010 – Czech Republic, Prague @ Meet Factory
21.11.2010 – Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
22.11.2010 – Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Gala Hala, Metelkova
23.11.2010 – Italy, Schio (Vicenza) @ Mac 2
24.11.2010 – Switzerland, Bulle @ Ebullition
25.11.2010 – France, Caen @ Le Cargö
26.11.2010 – Belgium, Brugge @ Magdalenazaal
27.11.2010 – UK, Derby @ Redemption

The band will also return to continental Europe at the end of the year for a 7-date “Blackfest Over X-Mass 2010? festival tour with Belphegor and Impiety. This tour will start on 26.12.2010 and continue into 2011, with the final date taking place on New Year’s Day. The complete list of shows is as follows:

26.12.2010 – Germany, Essen @ Turock
27.12.2010 – Germany, Berlin @ C-Club
28.12.2010 – Germany, Leipzig @ Theater-Fabrik-Sachsen
29.12.2010 – Austria, Vienna @ Szene
30.12.2010 – Germany, Augsburg @ Kantine
31.12.2010 – Switzerland, Zizers @ Event Stage
01.01.2011 – Italy, Pinarella di Cervia @ Rockplanet

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Gorgoroth Updates Tour Schedule

Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth recently returned from Tomas Asklund's Monolith Studio putting the finishing touches on a complete re-recording of the band's third album "Under The Sign Of Hell." A final release date has not yet been set. In addition, the band will also begin work on the as-yet-untitled next Gorogorth full-length, tentatively scheduled for a late 2011 release. Both albums will be released by Regain Records.

The final date of the 2nd leg of Gorgoroth's "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt" European tour in November 2010 has been confirmed, making the list of tour dates as follows (support will be provided by Cavus from Finland and Noctem from Spain):

11/21/2010 Majestic Music Club - Slovakia, Bratislava
11/22/2010 Metalkova - Slovenia, Ljubljana
11/23/2010 Mac 2 - Italy, Schio (Vicenza)
11/24/2010 Ebullition - Switzerland, Bulle
11/25/2010 Le Cargo - France, Caen
11/26/2010 Magdalenazaal - Belgium, Brugge
11/27/2010 Redemption - UK, Derby

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Noctem To Join Gorgoroth On Tour

Noctem will join Gorgoroth on the "Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt" European tour this autumn as support act. The dates and venues are as follows:

20.11.2010 - Czech Republic, Prague @ Meet Factory
21.11.2010 - Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
22.11.2010 - Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Metelkova
23.11.2010 - Italy, Schio (Vicenza) @ Mac 2
24.11.2010 - Switzerland, Bulle @ Ebullition
25.11.2010 - France, Caen @ Le Cargö
26.11.2010 - Belgium, Brugge @ Magdalenazaal

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Gorgoroth To Re-Record Third Album

Norwgian black metal outfit Gorogoroth has revealed that they are currently finishing up the process of re-recording thir third studio album, "Under The Sign Of Hell." A message from the band reads as follows:

"Gorgoroth will spend the following week in Tomas Asklund's Monolith Studio to put the finishing touches on a project which has been kept secret until now: a complete re-recording of the band's third album, Under The Sign Of Hell.

"It has long been Infernus' wish to do such a re-recording, and now the work is close to an end. No release date has been set yet, but an early to mid-2011 release is likely.

"In addition, the time in the studio will be spent working on the still untitled next Gorgoroth full-length album, tentatively scheduled for a late 2011 release. Both albums will be released by Regain Records."

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Gorgoroth Announces More European Shows

The second leg of Gorgoroth's "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt" European tour will take place on the following dates in November 2010:

20.11.2010 - Czech Republic, Prague @ Meet Factory
21.11.2010 - Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
22.11.2010 - Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Metelkova
23.11.2010 - Italy, Schio (Vicenza) @ Mac 2
24.11.2010 - Switzerland, Bulle @ Ebullition
25.11.2010 - France, Caen @ Le Cargö
26.11.2010 - Belgium, Brugge @ Magdalenazaal
27.11.2010 - TBA

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Obituary Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist

In a recent interview with Tomb Of The Opinionated, Obituary singer John Tardy confirmed the rumour that the band has parted ways with bass player Frank Watkins, who has been performing with the latest incarnation of Gorgoroth.

Tardy states: "Frank is no longer in the band and Terry Butler (Six Feet Under) will be doing all the shows that he can with us. Right now we are happy with that and if Terry’s schedule does not allow him to play with us we can always lean on Stever DiGiorgio (Sadus) or Kenny Andrews."

He also gave an update on the band's next studio album, which will be the first to be recorded without Watkins since 1989's, "Slowly We Rot.": "We have been doing so much traveling that is has been hard to get much done but, we have managed to get some songs started. We now have some time set aside to get some writing done so we will know more in the next couple of months. We are in no hurry and are going to take our time and enjoy the writing and recording process!"

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