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Lock Up

Formed: 1998
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lock Up News

Below is our complete Lock Up 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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First Bands and Dates Announced For MDF 2015

The first round of band confirmations have been made for Maryland Deathfest 2015. The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015

The bands confirmed so far are as follows:

Aeternus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Arcturus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Aura Noir (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Bulldozer (Italy) - exclusive US appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany)
Demoncy
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
D.R.I.
Einherjer (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Funebrarum
Goatsnake
Impetuous Ritual (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Lock Up - exclusive US appearance
Lycanthropy (Czech Republic)
Master
Melt-Banana (Japan)
Metal Church
Noisear
Neurosis
Portal (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Serpentine Path
Skepticism (Finland) - exclusive US appearance
Splatterhouse
Suffering Mind (Poland)
Triptykon (Switzerland) - exclusive US appearance
Tsjuder (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Twilight of the Gods - exclusive US appearance
Ufomammut (Italy)
Vallenfyre (UK) - exclusive US appearance
Vulcano (Brazil) - exclusive US appearance
Winter
Wolfbrigade (Sweden) - exclusive US appearance

Dates that each band performs and running times will not be set until closer to the festival dates.

The organizers are satisfied with the venue situation this year and have decided to use the same set up next year. This means that Maryland Deathfest 2015 will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for the two main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Place) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.

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Final Bands Announced for Barge To Hell Cruise

The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.

With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.

You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Exodus And More Confirmed For Barge To Hell

The organizers of the Barge To Hell cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Exodus, Seita, Havok, and Necronomicon:

"Let the world-wide EXODUS for BARGE TO HELL begin! Paying tribute to their global customer base, they've also added: SEITA from Brazil and The Netherlands, HAVOK from the USA, NECRONOMICON from Germany and HEADCRUSHER from Colombia!

"Barge To Hell's customer service team is working around the clock to get everything ready for those that are booked to perform online check-in. Booked passengers can expect to receive their online check-in invitation on Monday.

"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from all over the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:

- The luxurious 'A Chorus Line' theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?

- The cozy 'Spectrum' that gives you the real club feeling.

- And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.

"You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done."

The following 35 bands have now been confirmed: More...

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Lock Up Announces New Tour Dates

International grindcore group Lock Up features Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates/Disfear), Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram, Criminal), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, Venomous Concept), and Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir). The band will undergo a brief European club tour in February 2013 in support of latest album "Necropolis Transparent" on Nuclear Blast Records.

The tour, tentatively named "Infiltrate And Destroy Europe 2013" will see Lock Up play a 10 date up-close-and-personal club tour which takes the band through such territories as the U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria. and Belgium. Drummer Nick Barker commented:

"We're really excited and looking forward to blasting our way across Europe in Febuary 2013. Lock Up on the whole, don't really get to do club tours very often so this is a great opportunity for us do what we do, get up close and in your face with the fans, in a more intimate setting as opposed to playing the bigger open air festival stages we're accustomed to. Don't get me wrong we love playing the big festivals, but with the brutal and savage nature of our music, its very well suited in a club environment and we feel both the band and fans vibe on that a lot more."

08-Feb-2013 Friday; The Borderline; London
09-Feb-2013 Saturday; Nouveau Casino; Paris
11-Feb-2013 Monday; Hirscheneck; Basel
12-Feb-2013 Tuesday; Hansa 39; Munich
13-Feb-2013 Wednesday; Viper Room; Wien
14-Feb-2013 Thursday; Hoodoo Music Club; Praha
15-Feb-2013 Friday; Underground; Köln
16-Feb-2013 Saturday; Festsaal Kreuzberg; Berlin
17-Feb-2013 Sunday; Le Magasin 4; Bruxelles More...

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Grave, Bonded By Blood Confirmed For Barge To Hell

Departing in less than a month, two more bands have been announced for the Barge to Hell: Grave and Bonded By Blood. The Barge to Hell sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Lock Up, Nachtmystium Confirmed For Barge To Hell

With a month before boarding the Barge to Hell left, the organizers have announced two more bands: metal supergroup Lock Up, featuring Nicholas Barker on drums (ex-Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir), Shane Embury on bass (Napalm Death), Anton Reisenegger on guitar (Criminal), and Tomas Lindberg on vocals (At The Gates, Disfear) and Nachtmystium.

Also announced was the cancellation of BELPHEGOR. Stated the organizers: "We tried our best to work something out, but regrettably must confirm that they won't be part of BARGE TO HELL. We will make sure that we have a suitable replacement."

The Barge to Hell sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

The lineup is shaping up as follows, with a dozen more bands yet to be announced: More...

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2012

Finnish pagan metal outfit Moonsorrow and German power metal group Freedom Call have been confrmed as the latest two bands to take part in this years edition of the British metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.

Speaking on the confirmation, Moonsorrow stated: "We are truly excited to take part in Bloodstock Festival 2012. It's been way too long since we played on the British soil in 2008 and we know that lately there has been a huge demand for Moonsorrow to play in the UK. So, all our loyal fans in the UK, we want to see a massive crowd of insane berserks during our set. Don't let us down because we promise we don't let you down, cheers!"

Freedom Call added: "The Bloodstock Festival is the pulsating heart of Heavy Metal...a great audience, which knows exactly to revel."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Anton Reisenegger Comments On Lock Up Tour

As its tour with Goatwhore and Strong Intention reaches the halfway mark, ArmyOfOneTV caught up with Lock Up's guitarist Anton Reisenegger to get his thoughts on the tour and on Lock Up's future. Reisenegger, a veteran of Chilean band Pentagram, joined the band in 2009 when original guitarist Jesse passed away. Reisenegger had met Shane Embury down in Chile when his band Criminal played with Napalm Death. Here is Anton being interviewed at Bogie's in Albany, NY during the tour. Check out Lock Up's music over on MySpace, and the remaining four tour dates below. Also check out a second interview done with Dan Lilker, as he replaces the bass player on Lock Up's tour by going here.


Feb 13 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL
Feb 14 Alrosa Villa Columbus, OH
Feb 15 Sonar Baltimore, MD
Feb 16 Europa Brooklyn, NY

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Goatwhore To Tour With Hate Eternal

Label mates Goatwhore and Hate Eternal will be hitting the road on February 18th for a co-headlining tour. The supporting bands on the tour will be Fallujah and Cerebral Bore. The tour will take the bands from New Orleans to Brooklyn, with stops along the way in Hollywood, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada. Dates are as follows:

02/18 New Orleans, LA Southport Music Hall Hate Eternal ONLY
02/19 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
02/21 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
02/22 Hollywood, CA The Whisky
02/23 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
02/24 Portland, OR Branx
02/25 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
02/26 Boise, ID The Venue
02/27 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
02/28 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
02/29 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
03/01 St Paul, MN Station 4
03/02 Des Moines, IA House Of Bricks
03/03 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club*
03/05 Toronto, ON Hard Luck**
03/06 Ottawa, ON Maverick's**
03/07 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques**
03/08 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz**
03/09 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus**
*No Goatwhore
**Hate Eternal and Cerebral Bore ONLY

Goatwhore will also be supporting Lock Up on a short tour at the beginning of February. Lock Up features current and former members of Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Hypocrisy and At the Gates. Shows are as follows: More...

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Strong Intention Comments On Upcoming Shows

Long running Maryland powerviolence legion Strong Intention will embark on a short run of tour dates this February opening for Lock Up and Goatwhore. The trek will commence on February 8th in Buffalo and pummel its way through seven cities before coming to a ceremonial close on February 16th in Brooklyn.

Commented front man Zac Ohler: "We as a band are honored to be taking part in Lock Up's first ever North American tour. It will be our second go'round with Goatwhore and the first time in five years that we will be touring with Mr. Tomas Lindberg since the Disfear tour in 2006. We will be bringing a complete bombastic display of thrash/grind/punk/hardcore terrorism with us as a tour like this demands it."

The dates are as follows:

2/08/2012 Club Infinity - Buffalo, NY
2/09/2012 Bogie's - Albany, NY
2/10/2012 Club Lido - Boston, MA
2/11/2012 Katacombes - Montreal, QC
2/12/2012 Wreck Room - Tortonto, ON
2/13/2012 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
2/14/2012 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
2/15/2012 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
2/16/2012 Europa - Brooklyn, NY

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Goatwhore Comments On Lock Up Tour

As was previously announced, U.K. death metal act Lock Up will be hitting the road for a North American tour with Goatwhore and Strong Intention. Lock Up features Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept), Nicolas Barker (ex-Cradle Of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir), and Anton Reisenegger (Criminal, Pentagram).

Goatwhore vocalist Ben Falgoust comments on the trek, "We know it is only a hand full of shows with Lock Up, but it will be a great start into the release of our next record. Not only are the Lock Up and Strong Intention guys good friends, they will both add to the complete assault of this aggressive line up. We have spoken to Nick and Shane of Lock Up numerous times about doing some tours together in the past. We are quite enthusiastic about hitting the road with them even if it is such a short run. This will not only be an insane attack of musical chaos but numerous nights of complete lawless behavior. Prepare yourselves for the assault!"

Lock Up is touring in support of its third studio album, "Necropolis Transparent." Dates are as follows:

2/08 – Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
2/09 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
2/10 – Boston, MA @ Club Lido
2/11 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
2/12 – Tortonto, ON @ Wreck Room
2/13 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
2/14 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
2/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
2/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa

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Lock Up Announces North American Headline Tour

Lock Up, the U.K. death metal group featuring genre veterans Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept), Nicolas Barker (ex-Cradle Of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir) and Anton Reisenegger (Criminal, Pentagram), has announced its first ever North American tour. The headlining run includes Goatwhore and Strong Intention and is set to kick off in February.

Said drummer Nick Barker, “After many attempts in the past, sadly to no avail, Lock Up finally gets to make it stateside for a string of shows with our good friends from Louisiana, Goatwhore. For us in Lock Up, to play with Goatwhore in the US is like a dream tour, as they are one of our favorite bands - and being good friends with them too only makes this package even more special to us. Be prepared North America ‘cause we're coming over to blast your minds into deathgrind oblivion!”

Lock Up is touring in support of its third studio album, "Necropolis Transparent," which hit stores in July on Nuclear Blast Records. Dates are as follows:

2/08 – Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
2/09 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
2/10 – Boston, MA @ Club Lido
2/11 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
2/12 – Tortonto, ON @ Wreck Room
2/13 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
2/14 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
2/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
2/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa

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"Metal For The Masses" Volume 9 Details Revealed

On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.

"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."

The track listing is as follows:

Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden

Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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Lock Up Posts New Album Preview Online

Extreme metal supergroup Lock Up, which comprises of singer Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear), bassist Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept), drummer Nick Barker (ex-Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir) and guitarist Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram, Criminal,) has posted a ten minute preview of their new album, "Necropolis Transparent" online. You can check it out below. The record will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on July 1st in Europe and July 12th in North America. More...

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Lock Up Posts New Trailer For Upcoming Album

Lock Up has posted a second album trailer online for the band's upcoming release "Necropolis Transparent," which is set to land in North America on July 12th, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The trailer can be viewed below, or you can head over to this location to check out the previously uploaded first trailer.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Brethren Of The Pentagram
2. Accelerated Mutation
3. The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos (feat. Jeff Walker)
4. Necropolis Transparent (feat. Peter Tägtgren)
5. Parasite Drama (feat. Jeff Walker)
6. Anvil Of Flesh
7. Rage Incarnate Reborn
8. Unseen Enemy (feat. Jeff Walker)
9. Stygian Reverberations
10. Life Of Devastation
11. Roar Of A Thousand Throats
12. Infiltrate And Destroy
13. Discharge The Fear (feat. Jeff Walker)
14. Vomiting Evil
15. Stigmatyr (bonus track)
16. Through The Eyes Of My Shadow Self (feat. Peter Tägtgren)
17. Tartarus (instrumental)

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Carcass Frontman To Guest On New Lock Up Album

European extreme metal act Lock Up have announced that both Carcass frontman Jeff Walker and Hypocrisy/Pain vocalist Peter Tagtgren - who performed on the first Lock Up album - will be appearing on the band's forthcoming new full length. The new album, titled "Necropolis Transparent," is set to be released on July 12, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the revised track listing for the album below.

1. Brethren Of The Pentagram
2. Accelerated Mutation
3. The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos (feat. Jeff Walker)
4. Necropolis Transparent (feat. Peter Tägtgren)
5. Parasite Drama (feat. Jeff Walker)
6. Anvil Of Flesh
7. Rage Incarnate Reborn
8. Unseen Enemy (feat. Jeff Walker)
9. Stygian Reverberations
10. Life Of Devastation
11. Roar Of A Thousand Throats
12. Infiltrate And Destroy
13. Discharge The Fear (feat. Jeff Walker)
14. Vomiting Evil
15. Stigmatyr (bonus track)
16. Through The Eyes Of My Shadow Self (feat. Peter Tägtgren)
17. Tartarus (instrumental)

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Lock Up Posts New Album Trailer

U.K. extreme metal act Lock Up has posted a new trailer online to promote its forthcoming new album. The album, titled "Necropolis Transparent," is set to land in North American stores on July 12, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the trailer below.

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Lock Up To Miss Maryland Deathfest

European extreme metal act Lock Up has announced that it will be pulling out of the forthcoming edition of the Maryland Deathfest event. A statement from the band is provided below.

"We regret to announce that Lock Up will not be performing at this year's Maryland Deathfest. We are days away from the festival and our visas have yet to show up. Everything has been handled the right way but apparently things are taking longer these days due to a larger amounts of red tape and bureaucracy. We hope to make things up shortly when our visas actually arrive with some North American tour dates!"

Despite previous difficulties with the venue Maryland Deathfest IX will take place between May 26th to 29th at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland.

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New Lock Up Song Posted Online

Extreme metal act Lock Up has posted a new song online taken from its upcoming new album. The album, titled "Necropolis Transparent," is set to be released on July 1, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below as well as stream the new song in the player provided.

"Necropolis Transparent" track listing:
1. Brethren Of The Pentagram
2. Accelerated Mutation
3. The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos
4. Necropolis Transparent
5. Parasite Drama
6. Anvil Of Flesh
7. Rage Incarnate Reborn
8. Unseen Enemy
9. Stygian Reverberations
10. Life Of Devastation
11. Roar Of A Thousand Throats
12. Infiltrate And Destroy
13. Discharge The Fear
14. Vomiting Evil
15. Stigmatyr
16. Through The Eyes Of My Shadow Self
17. Tartarus

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