HAMMERFALL Bassist On Tour To Help Others

On October 10, HAMMERFALL bassist Magnus Rosèn will begin a solo bass tour that will include dates in Sweden, Germany, England and South America. Only one twist — the South American dates are not for personal profit; all money will be donated to homeless children. "I had this idea and worked [on] it for a ...

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RAMMSTEIN Conquer European Charts

"Reise Reise", the fourth studio album from German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN, has entered the national album charts in the following countries: No. 1: Switzerland No. 1: Finland No. 1: Austria No. 2: Holland No. 3: France No. 4: Norway No. 6: Belgium No. 17: New Zealand No. 19: Australia No. 37: U.K. No. 54: Ireland ...

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KATAFALK: New Song Available For Download

Dutch death thrashers KATAFALK have posted a new track, entitled "Death's Contradiction", at their official web site. Download it at this location. "Death's Contradiction" comes off the band's 2004 promotional demo, which was recorded at Soundlodge studio in Germany. In total, four new songs were tracked: "She's My Darkness", "Death's Contradiction", "God Pollution" ...

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KHANG Announce New Singer, Name Change

British doom merchants KHANG, featuring former members of SERENITY and DOOM, have announced the addition of singer Paul Catten (MURDER ONE, MEDULLA NOCTE) to the group's ranks. "Paul adds a totally new dimension to this band, and we're all totally blown away with the vocal tracks he has laid down so far on the new ...

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RHAPSODY: European First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

The new studio release from Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY, "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands Part 2: The Dark Secret", has entered the national album charts in the following countries: No. 27 France No. 33: Germany No. 62: Switzerland No. 70: Holland No. 100: Norway As previously reported, the limited-edition version of "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Begin Recording New Album

Tampa, Florida-based death metalers SIX FEET UNDER entered Morrisound studios on October 1 to start laying down tracks for the follow-up to "Bringer of Blood". Right now the band is recording all the music and then Chris Barnes will head over to the Hit Factory to lay down the vocals. Once again Barnes will be ...

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MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

MASTERPLAN and ENSIFERUM are the latest bands confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMON AMARTH and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information (in German) is available at

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