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SHELTER Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SHELTER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): A.O.K. AGNOSTIC FRONT AMORPHIS ARCH ENEMY BLEED THE SKY BLOODSIMPLE BORN FROM PAIN BOYSETSFIRE BULLET ...

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MADBALL, IGNITE, LEEWAY Confirmed For Germany's PRESSURE FESTIVAL

MADBALL, IGNITE, LEEWAY and MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD are among the confirmed bands for the Pressure Festival, set to take place June 23-25 at the Gysenberg Hall in Herne, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MADBALL IGNITE LEEWAY MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD RINGWORM DAMNATION AD DARKEST HOUR EVERGREEN TERRACE GO IT ALONE GUNS UP! ...

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KORN, OPETH, DEICIDE Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

According to festival organizers, KORN, OPETH, DEICIDE, AGNOSTIC FRONT and ENTOMBED are among the confirmed bands for the European edition of the Hellfest festival, set to take place June 24-26 at Clisson in France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGNOSTIC FRONT AMENRA APOCALYPTICA CONVERGE CORTEZ DAMNATION AD DEICIDE DEMENTED ARE GO ENTOMBED ...

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SOULFLY, OPETH Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE FESTIVAL

SOULFLY, OPETH, BOYSETSFIRE and DEADLINE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force Festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): A.O.K. AMORPHIS BLEED THE SKY BORN FROM PAIN BOYSETSFIRE CELTIC FROST ...

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GRAVEWORM Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force Festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: KORN CELTIC FROST KREATOR IN EXTREMO CLAWFINGER A.O.K. AMORPHIS BLEED THE SKY BORN ...

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WITH HONOR Part Ways With Singer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Connecticut hardcore heavyweights WITH HONOR have parted ways with vocalist Todd Mackey. However, "despite the recent departure of our singer, we will still be appearing on all upcoming tours and shows, including the East Coast run with STRIKE ANYWHERE and a European tour this summer with IGNITE," the band write in a statement. "We are ...

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DEICIDE, IGNITE, CATARACT Confirmed For Austria's METALLIGA OPEN AIR Festival

DEICIDE, IGNITE and CATARACT are the latest confirmed bands for this year's Metalliga Open Air festival, set to take place June 16-17 in Dornbirn – Lustenau, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BITTERNESS (Germany) BORN FROM PAIN (Netherlands) CADAVERES (Hungary) CATARACT (Switzerland) CONTRAPTION (Germany) DARK FUNERAL (Sweden) DEICIDE (USA) ...

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FIRST BLOOD Sign With TRUSTKILL RECORDS

Trustkill Records has announced the signing of San Francisco Bay Area's hardcore act FIRST BLOOD. The band, which features ex-TERROR bassist Carl Schwartz on vocals and current TERROR member Doug Weber on guitar, formed in early 2002 from the ashes of SWORN VENGEANCE, a group of which Carl and Doug were both members. Even without ...

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IGNITE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Southern California's IGNITE entered the studio on November 14, 2005 with producer Cameron Webb (SILVERSTEIN, SUM 41, MOTÖRHEAD) to begin recording their first full-length album since 2000's "A Place Called Home" (TVT), tentatively due this spring via Abacus Recordings. When asked about the album, IGNITE frontman Zoltan Teglas stated, "This is turning out to be ...

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SUBMISSION: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new track from Denmark's SUBMISSION, entitled "Deathride to Escape", has been made available for download at this location. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Failure to Perfection", due in Europe on February 27, 2006 via Listenable Records. The first part of the album recordings was done at Hansen studios in ...

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SUBMISSION Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

Danish metallers SUBMISSION, who won the "Best Self-Financed Release" prize at the Danish Metal Awards 2004, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Failure to Perfection", tentatively due in early 2006 via Listenable Records. The first part of the album recordings was done at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen ...

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Live in São Paulo - SEPULTURA

Four minutes into an intro encompassing the opening sounds to all their albums, including the comically belching vocal that kicked off their long-ago "Bestial Devastation" EP, plus the acoustic interlude from "Beneath the Remains", the point couldn't be more plainly stated. After twenty years, and nearly a decade with their current lineup, SEPULTURA has not ...

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IGNITE To Enter Studio In October

Recently signed to Abacus Recordings, southern California hardcore/punk titans IGNITE are preparing to enter the studio next month to record their third full-length album. The band's first studio CD since 2000's "A Place Called Home" will be produced by Cameron Webb (SILVERSTEIN, SUM 41, MOTÖRHEAD) and is tenatively scheduled for an early 2006 release. Formed ...

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Majestic - GAMMA RAY

When Kai Hansen left HELLOWEEN way back when, he took a large portion of that band's eccentricity with him, put to great use in GAMMA RAY. The band's core has always been the European style of power metal that Hansen helped found, but GAMMA RAY has always been willing to indulge a gloriously ludicrous streak. ...

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER Sign To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of criminal thrash masterminds, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER. The band's Relapse Records debut, "Buried in the Front Yard", will see an October 11 release date. The Philadelphia, PA quintet administers waves of relentless energy on "Buried in the Front Yard". Spinning speed metal into gold, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER's DISSECTION vs. KREATOR-esque metal ...

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IGNITE Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Southern California's IGNITE, who hail from Orange County, have officially inked a worldwide deal with Abacus Recordings, a subsidiary label of Century Media. IGNITE is one of the most recent signings to the L.A.-based label, who have also recently signed TURBONEGRO and THE JULIANNA THEORY. Singer Zoli Teglas proclaimed, "It feels good to get the ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD Begin Recording Debut Album

CRESCENT SHIELD, the California-based traditional melodic metal band featuring vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD, LEGENDMAKER), guitarist Dan DeLucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE, SEVEN WITCHES, IGNITE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have entered their own studio to begin recording their debut album, tentatively due later in the year through an ...

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Size Matters - HELMET

When listening to early HELMET, I always got this feeling of a massive wall of concrete rumbling across and flattening everything in its path. The band sounded so tight, so heavy, and so monolithic that it always generated a feeling of massive, controlled power. Frontman Page Hamilton's vocals veered effectively between a raging howl and ...

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