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BEHEMOTH – Revolver Magazine Unveils Exclusive Excerpts From Forthcoming Biography; North American Live Takeover Continues

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Next week, Metal Blade Records will unleash Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors. A definitive BEHEMOTH biography penned by Łukasz Dunaj, the stunning 490-page, hardcover tome takes an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of Metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland of Poland. In addition to the author’s narrative, the book includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former BEHEMOTH members, as well as interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets and so much more.

In the foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz (Polish poet, writer, occultist and longtime lyric co-writer): “If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which BEHEMOTH’s music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might.”

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In advance of its release, today Revolver Magazine offers up an exclusive excerpt from the book where vocalist/guitarist Nergal recounts his early grade and high school years, his increasing interest in extreme music and his growing skepticism of Catholicism. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, BEHEMOTH is currently damning stages throughout North America on a mammoth co-headlining tour with legendary Death Metal practitioners/labelmates, Cannibal Corpse. The month-long takeover continues to march its way across the country and will trample through nearly three-dozen cities upon its conclusion on March 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support comes from two of Sweden’s finest Metal exports: Aeon and Tribulation.

Reports The Dallas Observer of the band’s set, “BEHEMOTH’s credo is the power of the will, and it completely permeates their live show… On a starkly lit stage filled with cast-iron ritualistic symbols, vocalist and guitarist Nergal lurched around with the ease of a seasoned performer. He held the audience in his hand, and his performance alone made it plain why BEHEMOTH’s live show is so renowned.”

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BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation [remaining dates]:

2/20/2015 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015.

Preorders are available now at metalblade.com/behemoth where you’ll find a special bundle option which includes an exclusive shirt available ONLY with the preorder.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on BEHEMOTH:

http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

http://www.facebook.com/behemoth

http://www.twitter.com/BehemothBand

http://www.youtube.com/Behemothofficial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH – To Release Official Biography Via Metal Blade Records

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , on January 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors by Łukasz Dunaj serves as the definitive BEHEMOTH biography. The book, officially blessed, or rather damned, by BEHEMOTH, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band. As Dunaj points out in the intro, this isn’t, “Poland’s response to Motley Crüe’s biography The Dirt.” Simply put, Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors is the story of BEHEMOTH, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland, Poland.

A 490-page, hardcover tome that is being released by Metal Blade Records in February, Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former members that provide context and details in addition to the author’s narrative, plus interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, and more. The artistically presented pages are splattered with old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets etc. Preorders are available now at metalblade.com/behemoth, and include a bundle with an exclusive shirt available ONLY with this preorder. The passages below serve as previews of the book.

From the foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz: “If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which BEHEMOTH’s music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might.”

Nergal discusses the acquisition of his first electric guitar: “The first communion was a very important moment for me. I know this sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. Of course, not as a religion experience – I didn’t understand anything and couldn’t care less. Same as all the other kids. We all stood there with our votive candles and waited for one thing. Cash. The first communion must be one moment when you get the most money you’re ever going to get as a child. And for this money, I bought myself my first electric guitar. Not a bike, no Legos – a guitar.”

In related news, BEHEMOTH is currently leveling stages throughout North America on a mammoth co-headlining tour with legendary death metal practitioners/labelmates, Cannibal Corpse. The month-long Winter live takeover kicks off today in New Orleans, Louisiana and will wind its way through nearly three-dozen cities, coming to a close on March 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support comes from two of Sweden’s finest metal exports: Aeon and Tribulation.

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BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation:

1/28/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/29/2015 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/30/2015 Mohawk – Austin, TX
1/31/2015 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/02/2015 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2015 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2015 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2015 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2015 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2015 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2015 Comodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2015 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2015 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2015 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2015 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2015 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015.

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Source: Earsplit PR

http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

http://www.facebook.com/behemoth

http://www.twitter.com/BehemothBand

http://www.youtube.com/Behemothofficial

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LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH “The Satanist” – A Remarkable Album And Fan Loyalty = Album Chart Success

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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BEHEMOTH – There’s no question that the tenth studio album, The Satanist, from Poland’s BEHEMOTH has made a lasting Metal impact upon the Metal masses. I see this current album/digital chart success as a telling reminder to the status-quo mainstream: that quality Metal exists and will never say die! Both the commendable Metal and artwork of The Satanist, coupled with BEHEMOTH’s (ever-growing) loyal fan base have made a profound Metal statement during this month of February.

Album chart success for an Extreme Metal band is not an example of selling-out; instead it’s an example of the Metal cream rising to the top. Hard work and dedication to one’s craft shall pay dividends; in the case of BEHEMOTH, the Metal dividends are (in my opinion) well-earned. This recent chart success for BEHEMOTH also means that their fans have spoken and spent their hard-earned money on The Satanist, while any illegal downloaders can march straight into the douche-bag posers lounge and drink stale prune juice.

The Satanist was released in North America, via Metal Blade Records on February 4th. Below you will see the chart numbers for both the U.S. and Canada. This information was posted on the BEHEMOTH! Facebook page, on February 12th. – Stone

BEHEMOTH – The Satanist U.S. Chart Numbers:

Billboard Top 200 – #34
Top Overall Albums – #34
Independent Albums – #6
Current Hard Music – #4
Overall Hard Music – #4
Overall Core Rock – #8
Top Current Rock – #9
iTunes Metal – #3
iTunes Rock – #4
iTunes Top Albums – #24

BEHEMOTH – The Satanist Canadian Chart Numbers:

Top 200 Current Albums – #46
Current Digital Albums – #36
Hard Music Chart – #5
iTunes Metal – #1
iTunes Rock – #2
iTunes Top Albums – #19

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YOU can purchase BEHEMOTH’s The Satanist on iTunes, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id765742794

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* For more info on BEHEMOTH:

Facebook: BEHEMOTH!

Website: http://www.behemoth.pl

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Website: http://www.metalblade.com

Nuclear Blast Europe - logo - 2013

Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH – “The Satanist” Is Out Now, Sparking Current Numerous Cover Stories; Boasting Dazzling Album Cover/Liner Notes Art – An In-Depth Look!

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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(Photo credit: BEHEMOTH! Facebook)

Widespread Critical Acclaim For The Legendary Behemoth’s New Studio Album – The Satanist

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BEHEMOTH – The legendary Nergal and Behemoth have received a quantum amount of Metal attention in recent weeks, due to the release of their tenth studio album: The Satanist. From all corners of the Metal community, the reviews for The Satanist have been pouring in, from favorable to perfect. The largely circulated Metal magazines have been featuring Nergal and Behemoth as their respective cover stories, from Terrorizer to Metal Hammer and many, many in-between.

The Satanist was released on February 4th, in both North America and in Behemoth’s home country of Poland, via Metal Blade Records. A February 3rd release date happened for Europe, via Nuclear Blast. I bought my copy of The Satanist (CD/DVD edition) at Best Buy for $9.99 (U.S.) on release day and the cover art differs from the art that has been more widely shown and marketed for the CD:

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This silver cover version (above, with band logo and upside down album title) is a tremendous piece of art unto itself! Truthfully, the black band logo and upside down album title, atop the silver background, speaks for itself. This is, in my Metal opinion, a perfect example of less is more, in the world of art.

The liner notes for the CD/DVD edition are done with graphic design elegance, featuring pages dedicated for the words of Nergal pertaining to the lyrics and development of every song, with an added overlay page of vellum for each. The loyalty that Nergal has towards Satan is very forthright, within these pages of liner notes. The DVD contains The Satanist: Oblivion – Live Barbarossa. An incredible package of liner notes, and additional artwork; simply stunning!

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Denis Forkas Kostromitin is the artist for The Satanist cover (above). A Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas Kostromitin is world-renowned and created a brilliant, haunting and nightmarish dark work of art, in my Metal opinion. This painting even included the added medium of Nergal’s own blood. That is a fascinating way to become a personal part of your own artistic and spiritual vision and Nergal has done just that!

I will soon write a review for The Satanist and will (as always) be non-biased when it comes to the lyrical content based on spiritual beliefs. Metal music is an art form that I cherish, therefore my already instilled belief systems on spirituality, morality and ethics can never be swayed at this point in my Metal life. However, I’ve never been bashful to critique a bad album cover. Perhaps it’s due to my past college experience I’ve had with all of my fine art classes.

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As a past student of the fine arts, I took a beating from critiques and was commended as well. With that said, I’ve always believed the Metal genre to be the crème de la crème of artistic vision when album cover and liner notes art are discussed; and The Satanist visual art is a radiant gem. Nergal, Behemoth and Denis Forkas Kostromitin should deservedly be proud about the visual side of The Satanist.

For me, the music of Metal and its corresponding visual art is what I gravitate towards; while the personal and/or theological beliefs, ideals and lyrics of any respective band falls under individual liberties and free speech. These freedoms none of us should take for granted. The Satanist raises the bar for Metal visual art, for many, many years to come. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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The Satanist is available on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Satanist-Behemoth/dp/B00I0QQ4ZG

You can also purchase The Satanist on iTunes, by clicking that cool link below! Whoa!

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id765742794

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* For more info on BEHEMOTH:

Facebook: BEHEMOTH!

Website: http://www.behemoth.pl

* For more info on Denis Forkas Kostromitin:

Website: http://www.denisforkas.com

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LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH – To Headline Metal Alliance Tour 2014

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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BEHEMOTH is proud to announce that they will be returning to North America this Spring as part of the Metal Alliance Tour 2014! This will be the band’s first North American tour in support of their new album, The Satanist. Joining BEHEMOTH on this tour will be Metal Blade label mates, Goatwhore, along with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate. The Metal Alliance tour will begin April 4th in Tempe, AZ and runs through May 3rd.

Behemoth front man, Nergal, articulates the band’s excitement: “We are immensely proud to be headlining Metal Alliance tour in North America. It’s a privilege and we’re going to make sure that with this tour and The Satanist that BEHEMOTH is making an ultimate statement! It has been a long trek from when we landed in US for the first time in 2003. It took us a decade to get to this place we are now. We are coming back, more determined and hungrier than ever, ready to reclaim the throne!”

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Behemoth – The Satanist (album cover)

BEHEMOTH has posted a brand new behind the scenes video for The Satanist. This video is the first in a series of four that chronicles a selection of the creative and technical processes behind the album that Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine heralds as “simply the best BEHEMOTH record ever.” Watch the making of video now at metalblade.com/behemoth, where pre-order bundles for “The Satanist” are also available.

The Satanist was produced by Behemoth, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy and Daniel Bergstrand in Hertz Studio. The album was mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Metallica, AC/DC) at Sterling Sound. The cover art for The Satanist was painted by renowned Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas (denisforkas.com). The paint used included some of Nergal’s own blood! Additional art and design was completed by Metastazis (Paradise Lost, etc.) and Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Ghost).

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BEHEMOTH

The Metal Alliance Tour w/ 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate

4/04/2014 Club Owl/ Club Red – Tempe, AZ

4/05/2014 House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

4/06/2014 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

4/08/2014 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO

4/11/2014 House Of Blues – Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX

4/12/2014 Emo’s East – Austin, TX

4/13/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX

4/15/2014 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL

4/16/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

4/17/2014 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

4/18/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

4/19/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

4/22/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC

4/23/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON

4/24/2014 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

4/25/2014 House Of Blues- Chicago, IL

4/26/2014 Skyway Theater – Studio B – Minneapolis, MN

4/27/2014 The Garrick – Winnipeg, MB

4/29/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB

4/30/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB

5/02/2014 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, AB

5/03/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on BEHEMOTH:

http://www.behemoth.pl

http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

http://www.facebook.com/behemoth

http://www.youtube.com/Behemothofficial

http://twitter.com/BehemothBand

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LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH – ANNOUNCES NEW VIDEO, 12” AND SINGLE OFF “THE SATANIST”

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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A first new sign of life from Polish Black/Death Metal legends BEHEMOTH comes in form of the song Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel of their upcoming new record The Satanist.

BEHEMOTH – The album was produced by BEHEMOTH, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy and Daniel Bergstrand in Hertz Studio. The Satanist was mixed by Matt Hyde (SLAYER) and mastered by Ted Jensen (METALLICA, AC/DC) at Sterling Sound. The cover art, which will also be revealed on December 4th, is a painting by renowned Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas. For the cover, Nergal’s own blood was included in the paint. Additional artwork was handled by Metastazis and Zbigniew Bielak.

The Grupa 13 produced video for Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel will also be released on December 4th. The teaser for the video can be seen now here:

The limited edition (2,000 copies: 1,000 white and 1,000 black, 180 gram vinyl) 12″ EP of Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel will be released on December 4, 2013 via BEHEMOTH /New Aeon Musick in Europe and will be released as a gatefold, with each copy hand numbered and signed by the band.

The 12″ EP can be pre-ordered via BEHEMOTH’s webstore (white vinyl and black vinyl) and will contain the first single off of The Satanist, plus two non-album tracks: If I Were Cain and a cover from Polish Post-Punk New Wave legendary band SIEKIERALudzie Wschodu. Pre-orders will also be available at indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords and nuclearblast.de.

Furthermore, the first single off of The Satanist, Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel, will be available for purchase on iTunes starting early December. See below for release date by territory.

‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’ iTunes Single Live On:
12/04 US
12/06 EU
12/08 UK

**Please note there will be NO digital or CD release planned for the vinyl edition!

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on BEHEMOTH:

Facebook: BEHEMOTH!

Website: http://www.behemoth.pl

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http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BEHEMOTH – October/November Tour Dates 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BEHEMOTH will be travelling to the Eastern hemisphere in October to play shows throughout Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition to some of the more regularly toured regions, BEHEMOTH will be traveling deep into Asia to perform in Kathmandu, Nepal for the final date of the tour. Plans are in motion for North American shows in 2014, and will be announced within the next few months.

BEHEMOTH’s highly-anticipated new album, The Satanist, will be released in early 2014.

BEHEMOTH – Links:

Facebook: BEHEMOTH!

http://www.behemoth.pl/

www.metalblade.com/behemoth

TOUR DATES:

DIRTY BLACK AUTUMN 2013 e.v.

16.10.13 Thailand, Bangkok

19.10.13 Japan, Tokyo

21.10.13 China, Beijing

22.10.13 China, Shang Hai

24.10.13 Australia, Perth

25.10.13 Australia, Melbourne

26.10.13 Australia, Sydney

27.10.13 Australia, Brisbane

29.10.13 New Zealand Auckland

01.11.13 Singapore, Singapore

03.11.13 Indonesia, Solo

09.11.13 Nepal, Kathmandu

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(Source: Metal Blade Records)

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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