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Formed: 1990
From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Unknown

Latest Occult News

Below is our complete Occult 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Legion of the Damned Announce New Bassist

Dutch thrashers LEGION OF THE DAMNED (formerly OCCULT) have posted the following message on their official web site:

"During our last tour, bass player Twan Fleuren left the band because of family matters. After having spoken with Twan, we all decided that it was best for him to focus on his family and leave the band. Within no time we found a new member in Harold Gielen, who complements the band perfectly. He also plays the guitar in MANGLED and INHUME. Harold already joined LEGION OF THE DAMNED on the last day of the tour at the 013 venue in Tilburg and you'll definitely be seeing more of him in the future. We wish Twan Fleuren all the best in life and we welcome Harold Gielen to our line-up."

LEGION OF THE DAMNED's debut album, "Malevolent Rapture", was released in January 2006 via Boomer Entertainment/Massacre Records.

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Amon Amarth To Play Party.San Open Air 2005

Party.San Open Air 2005, the 11th edition of the annual festival, is scheduled to take place August 11th - 13th in Bad Berka, Germany. The latest acts confirmed to perform are AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS, OCCULT, LORD BELIAL, GENERAL SURGERY .

Acts currently confirmed to perform at the festival now include:

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Occult To Enter Studio Next Week

Dutch thrashers Occult will enter Stage One studios in B├╝hne, Germany next week with producer Andy Classen (Dew-Scented, Callenish Circle, Tankard) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively titled "Malevolent Rapture". The follow-up to this year's "Elegy for the Weak" is scheduled for release in early 2005 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Eye of the Storm", "Demonfist", "Taste of the Whip", "Werewolf Corpse", "Scourging the Crowned King", "Legion of the Damned" and "Lycanthrope".

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Anata To Support Dismember In Europe

Earache Records report that Tech-Death upstarts ANATA have been confirmed as main support for a three week European tour with fellow Swedes DISMEMBER later this year.

Anata will be bringing their unique Death Metal take on the overly populated Noise-core scene to venues across Germany, The Netherlands and also three UK shows which will be unveiled shortly.

In other Anata related news, the band's debut video shot last month in Sweden for 'Entropy Within' will be online soon.

The confirmed Dismember/Anata dates include: More...

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Occult To Record New Album In October

Holland's leading oldschool thrashers Occult will enter Stage One Studio in October to record the follow-up to their very successful "Elegy for the Weak" album. The working title for the new album is "Malevolent Rapture" and it will be produced once again by Thrash guru Andy Classen (Dew Scented, Callenish Circle & Tankard). Check out the band's official website for a professional live-video of the band, produced by Lowlife Media.

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Dismember To Tour Europe And South America

Dismember will be intensively touring Europe & South America after the summer to promote their latest album "Where Ironcrosses Grow." The band also launched a brand new website to be found at: www.dismember.se.

Tour dates: More...

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Download Occult's 'Nocturnal Predator' MP3

A new OCCULT song titled "Nocturnal Predator" has been put online here for listening. "Nocturnal Predator" comes off their forthcoming album, "Elegy For The Weak", which is due out March 8th through Karmageddon Records.

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Occult Sign With Karmageddon Media

The raging Black/ Thrash band OCCULT from the Netherlands signed a multiple record deal with the Dutch label Karmageddon Media ( formerly Hammerheart Records). Their 5th album ' Elegy For The Weak' comes out in March.

If you enjoy Slayer, old Pestilence, Kreator, Old Sepultura, Occult is a must- have in every self-respecting thrash or death metal fan's collection.

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