EUROPE Cancel BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival Appearance

Reactivated Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have cancelled their previously announced appearance at next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. According to reports, EUROPE will be spend next summer in the studio recording their follow-up to 2004's "Start from the Dark" and will therefore be uanble to perform any gigs during this period.

As previously reported, Music Video Distributors and Talent Trust have announced a February 21, 2006 U.S. release date for the live DVD from EUROPE, entitled "Live from the Dark". The two-disc set features the group's November 15, 2004 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England along with video clips, interviews, band information and a section called "Taxi Diaries." More information is available at this location. A special-edition version of "Live from the Dark" will come with a bonus CD — the group's most recent studio album, "Start from the Dark", which was originally released in the U.S. via Friday Music, Inc. The group's first collection of new material since 1991's "Prisoners In Paradise", "Start from the Dark" was produced by Kevin Elson, who had previously worked with EUROPE on their multi-platinum 1986 release, "Final Countdown".

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