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Metal News for February 15, 2006

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6 news articles posted on this day.

Japanische Kampfhorspiele and Poostew Plan Split

Silent Stagnation Records have confirmed that Japanische Kampfhörspiele and newly signed Poostew are planning a split CD together. The record titled "Heirat aus Hass / Scheidung aus Spass" (Marriage of hate / Divorce for fun) will be available around April through Silent Stagnation Records. Both bands nearly finished the recording process and the songs shall be mastered in the next weeks.

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Ancient Rites To Play Infernal Damnation Festival

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES, freshly signed on Season of Mist, will headline the third edition of the INFERNAL DAMNATION festival that will take place on Saturday, April 29th, at the Purple Turtle in Camden, UK. Other bands will be Avulsed, Desolation, Vesperian Sorrow, Demonizer, The Worms of Sabnock, Iconoclasm, Ethereal, and Decapity.

Ancient Rites recently finished recording their new album "Rubicon." The album was recorded and is being mixed at the Spacelab Studio in Germany, under auspices of veteran ANCIENT RITES producers Oliver Phillips and Christian Moos and will be released some time in the first half of 2006.

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Dagoba Plan Signing Sessions

To promote their latest album "What Hell is about" (out on February 20th), there will be two signing sessions with DAGOBA.

The first one will be in their hometown Marseilles, at the Virgin Megastore (75 rue St Férréol), on February 24th, 5pm.

The second one will take place on March 18th at 3.30pm in Sion, Switzerland, at the Bonzo record shop, located rue des vergers 14. Yes, it's on the very same day as their Caves du Manoir show in Martigny.

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Rotting Christ Record Two Shows For Live DVD

Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST performed two live shows in the city of Larissa, Greece, which have been recorded for their first live release. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene put on two special two-hour shows featuring songs covering their entire catalog. These live shows were held on February 3-4 at Blive Music House in Larissa, and were the only concerts to be recorded for the upcoming CD. The shows mark the band's 18 years in the metal scene and fans from around the world are expected to attend.

The band also played a very special show consisting exclusively of material from their first three albums - "Passage To Arcturo" (1989), "Thy Mighty Contract" (1992) and "Non Serviam" (1994) - on January 14th, 2006 at An Club in Athens, Greece. A poster for the show can be viewed at this location.

"Passage To Arcturo" and "Non Serviam" have been reissued with bonus audio and video tracks on January 23rd.

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E-Town Concrete Statement and Final Shows

The following post was made on the message board by the singer of E-Town Concrete:

"Most of you have heard by now that E.town Concrete will be hanging up the cleats on May 20th at Starland. It is true. As much as we love to play the music we've created over the past decade and as proud as we are of what we've built, the time has come to stop. We would rather go out with dignity than to quietly become irrelevant. We have no regrets. The name E.town Concrete is known by many people all over the world. The music we made afforded us opportunities to see and do things many people only dream about. We traveled the world, met tons of amazing people and created art that people actually care about. For that, we are extremely grateful. We started this band when we were still in high school. Our fans have watched us grow up and vice versa. We have fans that were 9 years old when we started, who are in college now...that's crazy. And that's also a lot more than most other bands can say. Over the past couple weeks, there has been much speculation over why we are doing this, the only reason is because it just feels right. Out of respect for the people who ever supported us and believed in us, we wouldn't want to continue to just play shows every now and then to make some loot if our hearts weren't in the right place. E.town Concrete is not a hobby. E.town Concrete has been our lives for as long as I can remember. If we can't do it right anymore, then maybe it's best to not do it at all. And although this is difficult for all of us, sometimes the most admirable thing is knowing when to let go. We invite EVERYONE to witness history and celebrate the end of an era. From the bottom of our hearts...THANK YOU."

2/19 - BB Kings - 237 W 42nd st - w/ If Hope Dies, Losa, On Broken Wings.

5/20 - Straland Balllroom - LAST SHOW - This WILL SELL-OUT, get your tix here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00003C3AD253C5B0?artistid=717834&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60

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Enslaved To Mercy To Add Samples, Seek Guitarist

Dayton, Ohio natives Enslaved To Mercy have decided to add samples to their music. The band, formed in 2003 have added Jon McFarlen to their line-up, a relative newcommer to the metal scene. E.T.M is also looking for a new guitarist in the Dayton, Ohio area, do to the recent departure of rythm guitarist Nick Mathis. Anyone interested can send the band a message through their myspace account. Or contact them at enslavedtomercy@hotmail.com.

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