Final Bill For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival Revealed

Sweden's 2000 Decibel festival, the only festival totally dedicated to Swedish hard rock and metal, is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: ENTOMBED OPETH DISMEMBER KATATONIA WITCHERY EVERGREY THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND ...

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MORIFADE To Tour Portugal, Spain In May

Sweden's MORIFADE will embark on a five-date tour of Portugal and Spain in May. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. MORIFADE released their second full-length album, entitled Imaginarium, on April 8th through Hammerheart Records. The band are also in negotiations with Hammerheart Records to have their previous three releases (Across the Starlit Sky ...

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET: AVANTASIA Part II Coming In August

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet is currently hard at work on the second part of his metal opera project dubbed AVANTASIA, which released a highly-acclaimed debut effort, entitled simply The Metal Opera, in November 2000. According to Sammet, touring with my main band EDGUY is such big fun, [but] in between traveling to the different continents, ...

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CENTINEX Recruit Permament Guitarist, Ink Management Deal

CENTINEX guitarist Johan Ahlberg, who held a session position in the group for several months, has now become a permanent member of the band. In other news, CENTINEX have signed a management deal with Dreamtide Music, a new Swedish management and booking agency, and they hope to book a small East European tour for late ...

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SOILENT GREEN Recovering From Yet Another Vehicle Accident

SOILENT GREEN were involved in yet another vehicle accident on April 11th which left vocalist Ben Falgoust with several broken bones in both of his legs. According to the group's official web site, “he is in the hospital now & everything is being done to help him recover from this tragic accident. He has had ...

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LID Debut To Be Reissued With Extra Cut

Peaceville Records will shortly reissue the debut album fromLID, entitled In The Mushroom, with different cover artwork and a bonus track called "Don't Let Me Down". LID, a one-off collaboration between TROUBLE frontman Eric Wagner and ANATHEMA guitarist Danny Cavanagh, originally issued the aforementioned CD in 1997. ...

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NÄ$H: A PRIMER 55/BIOHAZARD Collaboration

NÄ$H is the name of a brand new project featuring Preston Nash (PRIMER 55, ex-DOPE) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Leo Curley (BIOHAZARD, ex-OUTLINE, ex-ALL MEANS NECESSARY) on lead guitar, Dirt (ANYTHING BUT NORMAL) on bass and vocals, and Joe Clark (STRAIGHT JACKET) on drums. A pop/punk band whose sound is described by Nash as ...

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