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Mar 25

Heavy Metal News – March 25, 2013

Former NECROPHOBIC/DARK FUNERAL Guitarist DAVID PARLAND Dead At 42

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

According to a Facebook posting from Matte Modin (DARK FUNERAL,INFERNALDEFLESHED), Swedish guitarist David Parland(NECROPHOBICDARK FUNERALINFERNAL) died on March 19 at the age of 42. No cause of death has yet been revealed.

A founding member of the Swedish melodic death metal bandNECROPHOBICParland later went on to start DARK FUNERAL and make a melodic and essentialist version of black metal that later worked more occult heavy metal into the mix. After that, he joined INFERNAL and developed their unique style of intensely violent music.

A posting on the DeathMetal.org web site reads: “With the passing of Mr. Parland, death metal loses a talented musician and someone whose forward momentum launched more vital projects than most can dream of. It is hope that his legacy will not be forgotten.”

In a November 2012 interview with Masterful Maga ‘ZineParland stated about the break he took from the extreme metal scene between 2003 and 2008 and his decision to resurrect INFERNAL: “I wasn’t actually tired of the scene, but rather tired of the struggling. Say, had I had easygoing killer musicians around me without any ‘hang-ups,’ I’d continue playing and thinking it was fun. Well, I can´t go too personal here, but there were quite a few personal problems during these years. I reactivated INFERNALwith a little more ‘accessible’ sound but still brutal and Satanic, in 2009/2010, with [drummer] Tomas Asklund (GORGOROTH, ex-DISSECTION), and we recorded the ‘Infernal Return’ EP, and had way more material. Tomas decided just after a while, for reasons I yet do not understand, to not be part. He didn’t want to play live/rehearse, mainly be just a studio drummer. Unfortunately, it was a pretty ugly split in between us.”

Parland previously described INFERNAL’s most recent music as “a mix between old NECROPHOBIC (but with blast beats), DISSECTION,SLAYER and MORBID ANGEL. This compared to the old ‘Satanic holocaust metal’ style of the first two CDs, which almost solely consisted of ultra-fast blast beats and extreme Satanic chantings through the whole songs.”

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ARTILLERY Recording Two New Songs Today

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY will enter the studio today (Sunday, March 24) to record two new songs — “Anno Requirem” and“Dies Irae”.

The band is expected to return to the studio in June to track its new album for a late 2013 release. Other working songtitles set to appear on the CD include “Define Your Sins” and “Wardrum Heartbeat”.

Singer Søren Adamsen left Danish ARTILLERY last year for personal reasons and was replaced by Michael Bastholm Dahl.

The ARTILLERY song “The Almighty” featuring Michael Bastholm Dahl’s vocals can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track was recorded at Medley studio with producer Søren Andersen.

ARTILLERY will join Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB on the travelling thrash-fest, the Speed Of Sound Tour 2013. In May. Brazilian outfit TORTURE SQUAD will join the tour as special guests, with newcomers TANTARAfrom Norway completing the lineup.

ARTILLERY’s Michael Stützer Hansen comments: “ARTILLERY is looking forward to thrash Europe together with the Irish Madmen and the Brazilian samba killers!”

ARTILLERY’s South American tour in November featured the band’s new lineup, which also includes drummer Josua Madsen alongside longtime bassist Peter Thorslund and founding members Morten and Michael Stützer on guitars.

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