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Island

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Latest Island News

Below is our complete Island 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.

Enslaved Tribute Album Cover Artwork Revealed

Foscor has issued the following update about an upcoming Enslaved tribute album:

"Greetings all you there, we are proud to reveal the cover of the official tribute to Enslaved. A wonderful piece of art drawn by David Thiérrée in close collaboration with the band members.
Every participating band is still working on their covers ... expect some news soon ...

"The Official Tribute to Enslaved 'Önd - A Tribute' scheduled for late 2011 through the French label Pictonian Records gathers 20 bands covering tracks from 'Yggdrasil' to 'Vertebrae' albums, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Norwegians masters."

The cover album's band lineup is as follows: More...

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Lineup Announced For Enslaved Tribute

Dawn ov Hate has issued the following announcement about two members appearing on an upcoming Enslaved tribute:

"Greetings all you there, we are pleased to announce Fiar's Foscor, and Bastard's Lux Divinia will participate in the forthcoming Official Tribute to Enslaved 'Önd - A Tribute' scheduled for late 2011 through the French label Pictonian Records.

"The Tribute gathers 20 bands covering tracks from 'Yggdrasil' to 'Vertebrae' albums, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Norwegians masters. Keep an eye in the band's sites or in the labels site for next announcements concerning dates, track list, Artwork, etc..."

The lineup is as follows:

DORDEDUH (Romania)
ODEM ARCARUM (Germany)
ISLAND (Germany )
ASMODEE (France)
ANGANTYR (Denmark)
REVERENCE (France)
FOSCOR (Spain)
STAGNANT WATERS (France/Norway)
WODENSTHRONE (UK)
ANGMAR (France)
RIBOZYME (Norway)
EL REGN (Norway)
VREID (Norway)
JANVS (Italy)
BELENOS (France)
KRAKOW (Norway)
LUX DIVINA (Spain)
AS LIGHT DIES (Spain)
FEN (UK)
DARKENHOLD (France)

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Island Posts New Song, Readies New Releases

German progressive/experimental metal band Island has released a new song on their MySpace player, entitled "Celine." The band's self-titled full-length album, mastered by Thrawn (guitar player in Dødheimsgard) at Strype Audio, Oslo, will see a release in early 2009 via Vendlus Records. You can view the artwork here.

The band members have recently spent a few days in the studio, with thier other, heavier, band VALBORG to record some new material. Valborg's debut album should also see a release in early 2009.

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A Heavy Metal Christmas Song Round-up

Yet another way you can tell metal is on the rise (commercially) is by how many metal Christmas songs are out this year. I don't recall another year that I have heard of more than one or two metal renditions of Christmas songs. This year, however, I've seen postings for more than half a dozen of them - some old, but some new as well. So I've decided to compile a list of these metal Christmas songs so that fans of this sort of thing can listen to and download them while they're still online.

Personally, I'm a sucker for metal Christmas songs, but only if they're done well. I figure if I've got to listen to something, it might as well be heavy or at least have a rock or metal edge to it. Granted, some of these songs are not ultra-heavy, but I find them to be fun expressions for the holiday season by metal bands. Others are parodies of Christmas songs or Christmas itself, and these are usually heavier than the actual Christmas carols.

Without further ado, here's the list: More...

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Island Posts Christmas Song For Free Download

Vendlus Recording artists Island have recorded a special Christmas song, "Oriel," and made it available for free download on their web site and MySpace (at lower quality).

In other news, the band's debut "Orakel" and the "EP" will be re-released via Vendlus Records at the end of the year. It comes with a completely new artwork drawn by Jan Buckard.

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