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God Among Insects

Formed: 2003
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest God Among Insects News

Below is our complete God Among Insects 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.

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Sanctification Reveals "Black Reign" Album Artwork

Swedish death metallers SANCTIFICATION have revealed the tracklisting and album artwork for their new album, "Black Reign." You can view the album artwork here.

The tracklisting for "Black Reign" is as follows:

1. Thirst For Blood
2. Black Reign (Featuring guest vocals by Peter Tägtgren and Emperor Magus Caligula)
3. Raw
4. Eternal (Featuring guest vocals by Peter Tägtgren)
5. Hear This
6. Dead Forever
7. Flesh, Bone And Skin
8. Trucido Christianese
9. Storm (Featuring guest vocals by Emperor Magus Caligula)

"Black Reign" was produced, mixed and mastered at Sweden's Abyss Studio by Tommy and Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain, ex-Bloodbath, etc) together with SANCTIFICATION. "Black Reign" will also to be released in Super Jewel Box CD format.

SANCTIFICATION features members from God Among Insects, In Battle, Soul Drainer and recently Emperor Magus Caligula from Dark Funeral took over the singing duties and replaced Kristoffer Hell.

An announcement for the release date is coming soon. In the meantime, the past recently posted a couple new songs on their MySpace page.

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Sactification Complete Songs For New Album

Swedish death metallers SANCTIFICATION, featuring present/former members of GOD AMONG INSECTS, IN BATTLE and SOULDRAINER, have issued the following update:

"All the 9 songs for the album are done and the rehearsals are in full progress."

"We are trying to get the pieces together with (drummer) Tony (Laureano - DIMMU BORGIR, ex-NILE, ANGELCORPSE) now but it is not easy since he is on the road with Dimmu Borgir, and the time table can be a bit tight for rehearsals and so on."

"We do have a backup plan but Tony is our first choice so we hope that we will be able to solve this."

"More info soon."

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The Project Hate Complete 7 Songs For New Album

THE PROJECT HATE — the Swedish band featuring vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), guitarist Lord K. Philipson (GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), bassist Michael Håkansson (ENGEL, ex-EVERGREY), guitarist Petter S. Freed (2 TON PREDATOR), singer Jo Enckell (IGNORANCE BLISS) and drummer Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA, RUNEMAGICK, LORD BELIAL, ENGEL) — has issued the following update:

"All the seven songs [for the new THE PROJECT HATE album] are now finished. Seven songs of the music you love when it comes to the HATE. It's time to complete the lyrics now, something that will definitely take some time. During the coming months (or more thruthfully; until we actually record the album) we will enhance the material as we go along, making everything even better, more infernal and all-around even more utterly dominating. We dig to work like that, you know."

"All vocal parts have been decided and both Jo and J are hard at work with what they will deliver next time. We have even contacted some of the planned guest musicians that we want on the next masterpiece. Some of them being childhood heroes actually. Maybe..."

THE PROJECT HATE's last album, "In Hora Mortis Nostræ", was released in September 2007 via Stormvox Records, the label owned by Swedish actor Peter Stormare.

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Sanctification Bring In Tony Laureano On Drums

SANCTIFICATION, the Swedish death metal band featuring current/members of GOD AMONG INSECTS, IN BATTLE and SOULDRAINER, has recruited Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-NILE, ANGELCORPSE) to lay down the drum tracks for the group's long-awaited second album. The recording sessions for the as-yet-untitled CD will take place next spring at the Abyss Studios in Sweden. A summer/fall 2008 release via Pulverised Records is expected.

SANCTIFICATION parted ways with drummer Nils Fjellström earlier in the year due to "his busy schedule with DARK FUNERAL," according to a press release.

Commented the band: "The loss of Nils was a big one but this feels like a fresh start for us, and we are very happy and honoured that Tony wants to do this with us. He is a great guy and a fantastic drummer, so this feels absolutely awesome. The writing of the album is in full progress and as soon as all the songs are done we will start to plan the recording accordingly."

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God Among Insects To Sign New Record Deal

Sweden's GOD AMONG INSECTS check in with the following update:

"We have been offered a new record deal and as soon as all the details are cleared we will announce it here. This means we are planning to record the third album this summer and will continue to write songs up until then.

Expect another filthy slab of death metal in 2007."

More updates to follow.

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God Among Insects Announce Swedish Dates

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), has scheduled three shows in Sweden in late February/early March. Tentative dates are as follows:

Feb. 24 - Alingsås, SWE @ TBA
Mar. 02 - Östersund, SWE @ TBA
Mar. 03 - Sundsvall, SWE @ TBA

The Alingsås show will be part of a festival called Solid Metal also featuring GRAVE, RAISE HELL, SHOT INJECTION, LOCH VOSTOK, DRACONIAN and CERTAIN DEATH.

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God Among Insects Issues Update

Sweden's GOD AMONG INSECTS check in with the following update:

"We have absolutely nothing to report so we report just that. No new songs are being written since we won't record a new album before VOMITORY's finished their next one. Some tunes are finished though, demoed and stored away safely. We'll dig them up when the time comes.

In the meantime we'll just do some gigs as they come up and bring some awesome death metal to the people."

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God Among Insects Split With Threeman Recordings

Swedish extreme metal bands GOD AMONG INSECTS and THE PROJECT HATE, both of which feature guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), have announced their split with the Threeman Recordings label. In virtually identical statements posted on the bands' respective web sites, they wrote, "Last week we told Threeman that [GOD AMONG INSECTS and THE PROJECT HATE] want out of the contract due to a lot of reasons. Label man [Alex Hellid, who is also ENTOMBED's guitarist] called me while K was in Holland and said that they were cool with it. Now we are just waiting for the official papers to make this go through. Hopefully they will come faster than the three years it took to get the contract.

"Why are we doing this?

"Because none of us are chuffed with how everything's being dealt with. [GOD AMONG INSECTS will] also pay back the money that they paid for the recording of 'Zombienomicon' and look for another label to release it.

"We thank Threeman for what they have done and wish them luck with any eventual new signings and whatnot. Hopefully they will have better finances and possibilities to take care of their future bands a bit better. We wish them nothing but the best."

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God Among Insects Expects Album Cover To Be Banned

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have posted the following update on their sophomore album, "Zombienomicon", tentatively due in early 2006 via Threeman Recordings.

"Not much to report at the moment since not a shit is happening in the INSECTS camp. We are still waiting for Threeman to hand us a definite release date for the album, but shit is happening with that as well. They have asked us not to hand out an mp3 of a tune just yet, we'll see for how much longer we'll play along since we definitely want you guys to hear something off the coming slab of death.

"We were offered a European tour some time ago and finally had to decline since Caligula will be out with DARK FUNERAL at the time planned for the tour. Bummer, but fuck it. Lord K Philipson is currently out touring with Swedish death metal veterans VOMITORY as well so for the third or fourth time in this news thing, there's simply jack-fuck happening with the INSECTS at the moment.

"But... We have recieved the complete lay-out for 'Zombienomicon' now and you could say we are ecstatic by having one of the ugliest damned covers ever on a metal album. If this fucken thing doesn't get banned, something is wrong. As soon as we can we'll hand it out to you as well. Maybe at the same time when we decide to give you a tune for downloading, we guess we just have to do the mastering first — and no date is set for that either, of course.

"We'll try to see what Threeman's up to with everything so we can inform you guys. No matter what, the album is worth the wait. In the meantime we might just start working on album number 3."

GOD AMONG INSECTS' sophomore album was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren. The group's debut CD, "World Wide Death", is available now on Threeman Recordings via Plastic Head Distribution. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location.

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Vomitory Guitarist Departs

Guitarist Ulf Delagren has left death metalheads Vomitory for undisclosed reasons. The Swedish band will work in the short term with Lord K. Philipsson (The Project Hate/God Among Insects) for upcoming shows the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Holland. The British and irish dates are as follows:

November 3 - Birmingham Edward's No. 8
November 5 - Dublin Voodoo Lounge
November 6 - Belfast Auntie Annie's
November 7 - Glasgow 13th Note
November 8 - Manchester Jilly's Rockworld
November 9 - London Camden Underword

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God Among Insects Finish Recording New Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have posted the following message on their official web site:

"The new album is completed. . . We will reveal track listing and whatnot as soon as possible. What we can reveal for now though is that we managed to put 10 insane death metal tracks down. You want brutality? You sure got it. You want crust? You got it. You want blasts? Well, you got it."

GOD AMONG INSECTS' sophomore album was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren. The group's debut CD, "World Wide Death", is available now on Threeman Recordings via Plastic Head Distribution. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location.

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God Among Insects Prepare New Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will enter Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren on August 19 to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2006. "Caligula is currently working on the titles and lyrics and as soon as we have some info on them we'll hand that crap out to you," the band write on their web site. "You can also be sure that we will provide you with an in-depth studio report this time around as well, so keep checking this site out when the recording starts.

"We have already rambled about the direction of the material in previous newsflashes so no need to do it again. Let's just state that if you dig some downtuned death metal played by the best of them, you'll love this coming piece."

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Dimmu, Evergrey Confirmed For Gates Of Metal

Dimmu Borgir has been confirmed for Gates of Metal. The Norwegian band will play the big stage at this years festival. Sweden's Evergrey is also confirmed. Gates of Metal is held in Hultsfred, Sweden between the fifth and sixth of August.

5000 tickets has been released, and foreign visitors can make their ticket reservation at the official festival website. The website is available in English.

For more information visit http://www.gatesofmetal.se.

Confirmed artists:
Edguy
Children of Bodom
Masterplan
Grave Digger
Amon Amarth
Dream Evil
Nocturnal Rites
Sabaton
Twilightning
God Among Insects
Pantokrator

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More Bands Confirmed For Gates Of Metal

Another three artists are presented by the Gates of Metal festival which takes place in Hultsfred, Sweden between the 5 and 6 of August.

The new artists are Children of Bodom, Nocturnal Rites and Twilightning. The festival has now confirmed eight artists to the third edition of Gates of Metal.

This years festival will expand and opens on the Friday evening with performances. This will also mean that there is going to be more artists performing at Gates of Metal 2005 than other years.

5000 tickets have been released, and foreign visitors can make their reservation at the official festival website. The website is now available in English as well.

Previously confirmed artists include: Edguy, Grave Digger, Amon Amarth, Dream Evil, God Among Insects.

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God Among Insects Writing New Material

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have posted the following message on their web site:

"Not too much to report at the moment but we can tell you all that we'll begin writing the material for album Number 2 as soon as Lord K Philipson is done with the next THE PROJECT HATE album, which should be in a month or two. No plans as of where/when we will record the damn thing but we'll definitely try to hook up with Tommy Tägtgren and Abyss Studios once again.

"Emperor Magus Caligula has finished lyrics for 9 songs already, all we need now is the music. We are also awaiting answers from the festivals throughout Europe to see if we'll end up at any of those during the summer."

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Bands Confirmed For Gates Of Metal Fest Announced

Edguy, Grave Digger, Amon Amarth, Dream Evil and God Among Insects are the first bands confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 5-6, 2005 at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. More confirmations will be announced soon.

For more information, visit www.gatesofmetal.se.

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New God Among Insects Live Video Posted Online

God Among Insects the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (Dark Funeral), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (The Project Hate), bassist Tomas Elofsson (Sanctification) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory), have uploaded a live video of the track "Chainsawed Christians", recorded during the band's gig in Östersund, Sweden on October 23, at this location (.AVI file, 29.6 MB).

"Chainsawed Christians" comes off the group's debut album, "World Wide Death", available now on Threeman Recordings via Plastic Head Distribution. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location.

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In Battle Working On New Material

In Battle are working on some new material for the next album hope to be released in late 2005. The In Battle website has been updated with some video clips during the summer festivals.

In Battle has now a new session guitarist Tomas Elofsson (God Among Insects) who will be joining the band on the “Sworn Allegiance tour 2004“ with Swedish Death Metal Kings Unleashed (Nov. 25 -Dec. 3). In Battle are also working on a videoclip of the song “Soul Metamorphosis“ and will be out for downloading on the website when it's ready.

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God Among Insects Uhr-Nazuur Video Posted Online

God Among Insects, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (Dark Funeral), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (The Project Hate), bassist Tomas Elofsson (Sanctification) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory), have uploaded the video for their track "Uhr-Nazuur" at this location. "Just remember it's nothing special really as we spent no cash at all on it, but at least you'll see some of the intensity we display live, with some other cool shit thrown in for good measures," the band write on their web site.

"Uhr-Nazuur" comes off the group's debut album, "World Wide Death", which was released in Europe on September 6 through Plastic Head Distribution. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location.

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God Among Insects Set Release Date For Debut Album

The anticipated debut from Sweden's God Among Insects is set for a US release date of September 21 and follows already much acclaim and controversy as part of its European album release. World Wide Death found initial objection from distributors and retailers in Germany who found the album's artwork too graphic. Comprised of Dark Funeral's Emperor Magnus Caligula (vocals), The Project Hate's Lord K Philipson (guitar), Vomitory's Tobben Gustafsson (drummer), and newcomer Tomas Elofsson (guitar), the album was recorded at Abyss Studios with Tommy Tagtgren. Sweden's Close-Up Magazine has already called the band one of five of the most interesting bands. Add early coverage via Metal Maniacs, Blabbermouth and Brave Words and the high curiosity surrounding the band and album release make it an album to mark and watch.

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