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Below is our complete Deadwood 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.

Maniac's Skitliv To Join Gallhammer On Tour

Artists SKITLIV, the band headed by former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac, is set to join Japanese all-girl band GALLHAMMER, for a short, 4-date tour in the autumn. Already confirmed is a gig in Denmark on the 2nd October, when the bands will play Loppen in Copenhagen.

The doom black metal band was formed by Maniac in 2006 following a sabbatical from the music business which enabled the frequently controversial front man to take stock of which direction he wanted to head musically. Aside from Maniac on vocals and guitars, the band includes Ingvar on guitars, Peter on bass and Canadian drummer Trish. Un-mastered tracks from the band can be heard on the official SKITLIV MySpace page.

As previously reported, Maniac is also involved in TEAM ARMSTRONG, a side project loosely formed of various musicians from the Oslo scene who come together to play whatever kind of music they feel like playing, regardless of whether it is a genre they would normally be associated with. The band is due to play at Oslo’s legendary Elm Street Rock Café on May 1 and a rehearsal track has been uploaded onto TEAM ARMSTRONG’s MySpace page. Maniac has also just finished recording guitars and vocals for a track on the forthcoming album from Swedish band DEADWOOD.

Whilst this mini tour is likely to be the first opportunity many will have to see Maniac on stage again since 2004, it is also part of the much-anticipated first European tour by GALLHAMMER whose “The Dawn Of…” CD/DVD was recently released on Peaceville.

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Maniac's Skitliv Band Posts New Track Online

SKITLIV, formed by former MAYHEM frontman MANIAC has posted a new track on the band’s official MySpace page.

“Slow Train Coming” is unmixed and unmastered and one of several that the band is considering for their new album. It has been publicly aired only once before, during MANIAC’s guest slot in February on the popular Norwegian Metal programme Tinitus which airs once a week on the NRK P3 station.

Work is continuing on the new album, which will include appearances by a number of guest musicians, and MANIAC anticipates taking SKITLIV on the road once the album is released.

MANIAC has also just finished recording vocals on a track for the forthcoming album by Swedish band DEADWOOD, due to be released shortly on the UK Cold Spring Label.

Never one to avoid controversy, MANIAC made a recent, and very bloody, appearance at the SHINING gig in Sweden, along with the likes of CARPATHIAN FOREST’s NATTEFROST. A show that caused considerable outrage and hit the headlines both in the press and on Swedish television.

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