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Below is our complete Myrkskog news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Zyklon Calls It A Day

Norwegian metal outfit Zyklon has announced that they have decided to call it a day, after the band had been inactive for some time. A message from guitarist Samoth (also formerly of Emperor) reads as follows:

"After taking an offical break over two years ago, it has now become the reality that Zyklon is no longer a functional band, and thus the decision is made to formaly split up the band, instead of just letting it decend into nothingness. As a final release from the band, Candlelight Records will later this year put out a boxset, entitled The Storm Manifesto, including all three full-length albums with various bonus material. Zyklon played its final show in Tokyo, Japan on September 28th, 2007.

"All members of Zyklon are still active on various fronts. Samoth is currently in the studio working on the debut album for his new project, The Wretched End. Destructhor is still touring with Morbid Angel, and is still planning to complete a new Myrkskog album with Secthdamon. Trym is mainly working in his tattoo shop, but is scheduled to appear in a new music project soon."

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Hammerslag Kickoff Show Planned This Summer

There will be a Hammerslag kick off on July 22 in Tønsberg, Norway following the Slottsfjellfestival. Satyricon, Enslaved and Seigmen are playing at the Slottsfjellfestival, also in Tønsberg. Myrkskog, Nidingr and Framferd will play the Hammerslag kickoff later that evening, after the Slottsfjellfestival has ended.

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Disiplin Announce New Drummer

Norwegian extreme metal act DISIPLIN have announced the addition of Italian drummer Massimo Altomare (BLACK FLAME, MORTUARY DRAPE, DAEMUSINEM) to the group's ranks.

DISIPLIN released their sophomore album, "Anti-Life", in early 2005 via Moonfog Productions. The follow-up to the group's 2003 self-titled debut was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and features a guest appearance by CARPATHIAN FOREST's Nattefrost.

DISIPLIN are led by guitarist/vocalist General K (aka Haakon Forwald, ex-MYRKSKOG, DISSECTION).

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Norway's Hammerslag Festival Approaches

As previously reported, Metalunderground.com is sponsoring Norway's Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival, which takes place on December 16 and 17, a week from today. The festival is a two-day showcase of extreme black, death and grind metal bands. Bands on the bill include Tsjuder, Myrkskog, Svartahrid, Grand Alchemist, Framferd, Draugstafur, Mindgrinder, and She Said Destroy. You can find more infromation and buy t-shirts for the fest at hammerslagfestival.net

In the coming days, we'll be bringing you several interviews with the bands on that bill.

As none of our staff can actually attend this festival in person, if any of our readers out there are from Norway or surrounding regions and would like to attend the festival and report on it on behalf of metalunderground.com, please contact me immediately.

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MetalUnderground.com Sponsors Hammerslag Festival

No doubt you've noticed the Hammerslag Festival logo on our home page. But now I can announce that Metalunderground.com is an official sponsor of Norway's Hammerslag Festival. The festival, which is to take place on December 16 and 17, 2005, is a two-day showcase of extreme black, death and grind metal bands. Sponsorship of the Hammerslag festival fits with Metalunderground.com's mission of promoting underground heavy metal.

The two-day extreme metal festival, in its second year, takes place in Norway's oldest city, Tønsberg (est. 871). Friday night's show will be held at Rivals Rockpub and Saturday's will in an old church built in 1857. The festival boasts more than nine confirmed bands including Tsjuder, Myrkskog, Svartahrid, Grand Alchemist, Framferd, Draugstafur, Mindgrinder, and She Said Destroy with more in negotiations.

"The Hammerslag Festival is the ideal metal festival for Metalunderground.com to announce its first sponsorship deal with," said Metalunderground.com owner Doug Gibson. "With our large American readership, there is not a more fitting genre of metal to bring to their attention than Norwegian black metal. Every reader that discovers a new metal band that they like through Metalunderground.com reinforces why I started this website in the first place."

"Promotion of this event to an American audience benefits Hammerslag Festival, the Norwegian Extreme Metal Scene, and metalheads alike," said the festival's organizer, Bjørn Almar Rolstad Johansen. "The bands as well as the experience of a black metal festival at the old church are quite special as well, considering the theme of the fest."

Tickets for the Hammerslag Festival can be purchased through Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.no/html/browse.htmI?l=EN&TOUR=HAMMER

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