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We've had some interesting supergroups this year like Palms and Scar the Martyr, but Teenage Time Killer is an entirely new breed… mainly because there are guest appearances from a slew of legendary musicians and only two core members. All I'm saying is that picture of Randall Blythe with Corrosion of Conformity comes into play …

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Having signed with Dark Essence Records for a further two albums, Norwegian black-folk metallers GALAR have been ensconced in Bergen’s Conclave And Earshot Studios with producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) working on the band’s third full-length album, which will be titled “De Gjenlevende” (The Bereaved), for an early 2014 release. Drummer Phobos (AETERNUS, GRAVDAL, MALSAIN) has now finished laying down the drum tracks and the band will take a short break from the studio until October.

A video from the drum sessions can be seen below.

The follow up to 2010’s “Til Alle Heimsens Endar”, “De Gjenlevende” will once again feature GALAR‘s two core members of M. Kristiansen on screams, guitars and bass and A. B. Lauritzen on clean vocals, bassoon and grand piano, with Phobos on drums. They will be joined by a series of session musicians that include both a string quintet and a horn quartet in keeping with the epic material the band has produced for the album, both musically and lyrically.

Consisting of six tracks, one of which will be an instrumental, “De Gjenlevende” is a concept album and, according to GALAR, the songs will be longer, and more epic, than previously. Written entirely in Norwegian, “De Gjenlevende” will come with an explanatory booklet.

Jorge Scholz, the band’s lyricist, recently briefly explained the concept behind the album, which draws its inspiration from Pan-European folklore, ontology, and elegies. “Its five contemplative texts tell of the utter dreadfulness that haunts both the human mind and body when the season of winter holds every living thing in its grasp,” he said.

“Winter is the time of utter gloom, enfeeblement and inescapable death, which challenges mankind, beasts and plants equally. Yet, as long as there is life, there is hope, and eventually a new era of the sun will bring to an end the seemingly eternal darkness of winter. With the arrival of spring hope and life will flourish once more. It is a portrayal of this cyclical process of transformation that is as old as the history of mankind itself”.

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Norwegian black metallers SARKOM have inked a two-album deal with Dark Essence Records. The band’s third full-length CD, titled “Doomsday Elite”, will be released later this year.

“Doomsday Elite” track listing:

01. Doomsday Elite
02. I Utakt Med Gud
03. No Loose Ends
04. Inside a Haunted Chapel
05. Predators in Disguise
06. Solemn Disorder ’til Human Extinction
07. Cosmic Intellect
08. Stigma

Formed in 2003 in Oslo, Norway, by frontman Erik Unsgaard (SO MUCH FOR NOTHING) and then-drummer Eirik Renton (ex-URGEHAL), SARKOM, whose core members comprise Unsgaard on vocals and Sgt. V. (SVARTTJERN) on bass, will shortly present a new live lineup, ready for the release of “Doomsday Elite”, something Unsgaard is feeling very positive about.

“Regarding our collaboration with Dark Essence Records,” the frontman said, “we are very much looking forward to working with everyone at the label. I’ve heard a lot of positive things, and hopefully they are in the right position to take SARKOM one step further on this journey of ours!”

Commenting on the new album and SARKOM‘s place in the black metal scene, Unsgaard went on to say: “It is said that black metal is about individuality and not following trends. I am not saying that SARKOM is a black metal band, but it sure is extreme enough and most likely that is how we will be categorized. Personally, I don’t mind what label people tag us with, but with this album I can say that we have gone beyond the borders of what is accepted within the ‘scene,’ at least the scene as defined by those who see themselves as ‘true.’ According to the trend nowadays, which has absolutely nothing to do with what black metal is actually about, we should probably have played either old school heavy/prog or occult trash/black metal to gain maximum publicity. But fuck that. We do what we want and that’s exactly how it should be. We also have no intention of repeating ourselves and it is my hope, and intention, that SARKOM will keep developing in the future, in one way or the other. I am sure that some SARKOM fans are expecting another ‘Bestial Supremacy’ and they will be surprised by ‘Doomsday Elite’. With four songwriters from different backgrounds this is, and is meant to be, an album without boundaries. Hopefully you will like it, but if not, you can always listen to ‘Skyforger’ or something,”

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Stereokiller has presented the premiere of “Rudy x 3,” another slice of “Danza IIII: The Alpha – The Omega,” the forthcoming new album by The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Check out the song right here. The following press release was also issued:

“Bursting with all the groove, chops, ambience, and heaviness that have made Danza a household name, ‘Rudy x 3′ is a sneak peek at what’s in store for fans when Danza IIII drops, October 23 on Black Market Activities.

“Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals) heralds the end of Danza’s decade-long tenure, during which time the Tennessee band have released three other albums, toured with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index, and inspired countless younger bands. The Danza IIII lineup consists solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis — with Freeland on vocals, Travis (now a member of Glass Cloud) is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work to ever bear the Danza name.

“Danza IIII was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter.”

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Eden’s Curse has officially confirmed the departure of vocalist Marco Sandron. The band comments:

“It is with great regret that Eden’s Curse announce a parting of the ways with vocalist Marco Sandron. This is due to various reasons, but it was mutually agreed that it would be in the best interests of the band to sever all ties.

“We believe Marco to be a great vocalist and person, but it just did not work out, and we sincerely wish him the greatest of success with his future musical endeavours. While the creative core members continue with writing the fourth album, we have also commenced a worldwide search for a new vocalist.”

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Alternative Press presents the premiere of “The Alpha The Omega,” the title track off The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza’s fourth album, “Danza IIII: The Alpha The Omega.” Give the song a listen right here.

Featuring guest vocals by Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel and Alex Erian of Obey the Brave and Despised Icon, the song is “so shredtastic it may cause the skin to peel right off your face” in AP’s words.

“Danza IIII” (think tally marks, not Roman numerals) heralds the end of Danza’s decade-long tenure, during which the Tennessee band has released three other albums and toured with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index. The following press release was issued about the album:

“On Danza IIII we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis (now a full-time member of Glass Cloud). With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work to ever bear the Danza name.

“Danza IIII was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Fans can pre-order Danza IIII now at the band’s official online store.”

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Alternative Press presents the premiere of “The Alpha The Omega,” the title track off The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza’s fourth album, “Danza IIII: The Alpha The Omega.” Give the song a listen right here.

Featuring guest vocals by Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel and Alex Erian of Obey the Brave and Despised Icon, the song is “so shredtastic it may cause the skin to peel right off your face” in AP’s words.

“Danza IIII” (think tally marks, not Roman numerals) heralds the end of Danza’s decade-long tenure, during which the Tennessee band has released three other albums and toured with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index. The following press release was issued about the album:

“On Danza IIII we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis (now a full-time member of Glass Cloud). With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work to ever bear the Danza name.

“Danza IIII was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Fans can pre-order Danza IIII now at the band’s official online store.”

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Alternative Press presents the premiere of “The Alpha The Omega,” the title track off The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza’s fourth album, “Danza IIII: The Alpha The Omega.” Give the song a listen right here.

Featuring guest vocals by Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel and Alex Erian of Obey the Brave and Despised Icon, the song is “so shredtastic it may cause the skin to peel right off your face” in AP’s words.

“Danza IIII” (think tally marks, not Roman numerals) heralds the end of Danza’s decade-long tenure, during which the Tennessee band has released three other albums and toured with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index. The following press release was issued about the album:

“On Danza IIII we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis (now a full-time member of Glass Cloud). With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work to ever bear the Danza name.

“Danza IIII was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Fans can pre-order Danza IIII now at the band’s official online store.”

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Alternative Press presents the premiere of “The Alpha The Omega,” the title track off The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza’s fourth album, “Danza IIII: The Alpha The Omega.” Give the song a listen right here.

Featuring guest vocals by Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel and Alex Erian of Obey the Brave and Despised Icon, the song is “so shredtastic it may cause the skin to peel right off your face” in AP’s words.

“Danza IIII” (think tally marks, not Roman numerals) heralds the end of Danza’s decade-long tenure, during which the Tennessee band has released three other albums and toured with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index. The following press release was issued about the album:

“On Danza IIII we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis (now a full-time member of Glass Cloud). With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work to ever bear the Danza name.

“Danza IIII was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Fans can pre-order Danza IIII now at the band’s official online store.”

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Black Market Activities today proudly announces the October 23rd release of “Danza IIII: The Alpha – The Omega,” the fourth and reportedly final album by The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Black Market Activities commented:

“Singled out early on by Alternative Press Magazine as ‘one of the underground’s fiercest live acts,’ The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza cut its teeth in the mid-00′s, touring with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Despised Icon, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, and Suicide Silence. With a rep for dazzling chops and planet-smashing heaviness, balanced by a healthy sense of humor, the Tennessee band released three albums – 2005′s self-titled debut, 2007′s Danza II: Electric Boogaloo, and 2010′s Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events – honing a style that would help pave the way for countless younger bands.

“For the fourth and final album, Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals), we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis. With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work ever to bear the Danza name. With a decade-long legacy behind them, Freeland and Travis have delivered what will serve as an incredible last will and testament for their band.”

Travis, now a full-time member of Glass Cloud with former Of Mice & Men frontman Jerry Roush, made this comment about Danza IIII: “For this album, Jessie and I were looking to create more of a visceral vibe than a completely technical vibe. There’s parts that do still get a bit chaotic of course, but not nearly as much as the avid listener is used to. Everything about this record is way more to the point, with much more heart put into it rather than just seeing how many notes could be thrown into a part or seeking to create ‘the heaviest shit ever’ or any of that nonsense. The record being titled The Alpha – The Omega, to us symbolized the beginning and the end of Danza. Jessie and I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you all.”

“Danza IIII” contains guest vocal appearances by Whitechapel’s Phil Bozeman and Obey the Brave/Despised Icon’s Alex Erian. The album was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

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