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THE HAUNTED, EXILIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

THE HAUNTED, EXILIA and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX DEATHSTARS ...

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OPETH, HAMMERFALL, KNORKATOR Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

HAMMERFALL, OPETH and KNORKATOR have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQULIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH RAGE SAXON TESTAMENT WINTERSUN ...

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OPETH Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Sweden's OPETH have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KATAKLYSM MY DYING BRIDE NEVERMORE ONE MAN ARMY & THE ...

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DEATHSTARS: More European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have announced the following European dates during the coming months: Mar. 05 - London, UK - The Forum (w/ LACUNA COIL) May 01 - Wien, AUT - Prater Festival Jun. 02 - Leipzig, GER - Wave Gotik Treffen Jul. 21 - Tolmin, SLO - Metal Camp Festival Jul. 22 - Kreuth, GER - ...

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EDGUY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

German melodic metallers EDGUY have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQULIBRIUM EVERGREY KATAKLYSM NEVERMORE RAGE SAXON TESTAMENT WINTERSUN More bands will be announced ...

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ARCH ENEMY, GOREFEST, HYPOCRISY, MY DYING BRIDE Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

ARCH ENEMY, GOREFEST, HYPOCRISY and MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KATAKLYSM MY DYING BRIDE ...

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SAXON, ARCH ENEMY, RAGE, TESTAMENT Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SAXON, ARCH ENEMY, RAGE, EKTOMORF, TESTAMENT and ENSIFERUM have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth, Germany (the event was previously held in Geiselwind). The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM ...

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MY DYING BRIDE, DEATHSTARS, LEGION OF THE DAMNED Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MY DYING BRIDE, DEATHSTARS and LEGION OF THE DAMNED have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX DEATHSTARS FEAR MY THOUGHTS ...

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NEVERMORE, KATAKLYSM, EVERGREY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

NEVERMORE, KATAKLYSM and EVERGREY are among the confirmed bands for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 at an as-yet-undisclosed location in Germany (the event was previously held in Geiselwind). The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY KATAKLYSM ...

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DEATHSTARS Enter German Album Chart At No. 87

DEATHSTARS's sophomore album, "Termination Bliss", has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 87. As previously reported, DEATHSTARS have been confirmed as the support act for LACUNA COIL on March 5 at the Forum in London, England. DEATHSTARS's video for the track "Cyanide" has been posted online at this location. The ...

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DEATHSTARS To Support LACUNA COIL In London

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have been confirmed as the support act for LACUNA COIL on March 5 at the Forum in London, England. DEATHSTARS's video for the track "Cyanide" has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the group's sophomore album, "Termination Bliss", which was released in Europe on January 27 via ...

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Exclusive DARKTHRONE Home Report Featured On New METAL HAMMER DVD

The new issue of Metal Hammer Germany comes with an exclusive DVD, titled "Maximum Metal Vol. 100". The disc contains a never-before-seen home report with DARKTHRONE frontman Nocturno Culto in Norway, plus a visit with EKTOMORF at home in Hungary, where singer Zoltan Farkas gives a tour of his home and rehearsal space, CHIMAIRA open ...

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MORTIIS Completes DEATHSTARS Remix

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS recently completed a remix for DEATHSTARS' new album. The song, entitled "Blitzkrieg (Driven On Mix)", will appear on a limited-edition version of the Swedish band's upcoming CD, "Termination Bliss", due out January 27, 2006 on Nuclear Blast. MORTIIS had previously completed remixes for such artists as TECHNOPHOBIA, GIRLS UNDER GLASS ...

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DEATHSTARS: 'Cyanide' Video Posted Online

Nuclear Blast Records has uploaded the new video from Sweden's DEATHSTARS, "Cyanide", at this location (NOTE: Link removed at band's request). The song comes off the group's sophomore album, "Termination Bliss", due in Europe on January 27, 2006. A streaming audio sample of "Cyanide" has been posted online at this location (Real Media). ...

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DEATHSTARS: New Album Sample Available

Nuclear Blast Records has set a January 27, 2006 European release date for the new album from Sweden's DEATHSTARS, entitled "Termination Bliss". A sample track, "Cyanide", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). DEATHSTARS recently parted ways with guitarist Erik "Beast X Electric" Halvorsen. A session guitarist will be recruited for ...

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DISSECTION Part Ways With Bassist HAAKON FORWALD

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have parted ways with recently recruited bassist Haakon Forwald (a.k.a. General K; MYRKSKOG, DISIPLIN). The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "As a result of bassist Haakon Forwald's family situation back home in Norway and his initiatory work with the Norwegian cell division of the Misanthropic Luciferian ...

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DISSECTION To Play Two Exclusive Shows Based On Classic Albums

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will play two exclusive headlining concerts focusing solely on the old songs. The first show is scheduled for December 30 at Kolingsborg (The Shrine) in Stockholm, Sweden (with special guests BEHEMOTH), while the second one will take place on January 28 at the Winternoize Festival in Osnabrück, Germany. These shows ...

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DISSECTION: Early Albums To Be Reissued

According to a posting on DISSECTION's official web site, the reactivated Swedish death metallers have reacquired the rights to their classic "Storm of the Lights Bane" album from Nuclear Blast. In addition, Black Lodge's licensing rights to the group's 1993 debut, "The Somberlain", will expire in December. Both albums are currently out of print and ...

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DISSECTION Cancel Shows In Chile, Venezuela

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have been foced to cancel this weekend's appearances in Chile and Venezuela due to the "failure of promoter Jorge L. Chuna of Metal Aliance to fulfill his contractual commitment, particularly as it relates to covering the cost of plane tickets," according to a posting on the group's web site. As ...

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DISSECTION To Finish Recording New Album This Month

According to a posting on their official web site, reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION are expecting to complete the recordings for their as-yet-untitled new album by the end of September. DISSECTION entered the studio on February 2 to begin recording their long-awaited third album, the group's first release since 1995's classic album "Storm of the ...

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DISSECTION To Headline Germany's WINTERNOISE Festival

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have been confirmed as the headliners of Germany's Winternoise festival, set to take place January 28, 2006 in Osnabrück. DISSECTION will play "the last set ever in Germany based on old songs," the band write on their web site. "This will also be the last concert in Germany before the ...

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DEATHSTARS Part Ways With Guitarist

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have parted ways with guitarist Erik "Beast X Electric" Halvorsen. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Due to lack of enthusiasm and living too far away from the band's location in Stockholm, Sweden, Beast X Electric's no longer a part of DEATHSTARS. "It has for a longer time been ...

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DISSECTION: South American Tour Dates Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have lined up the following South American dates during September: Sep. 02 - Sao Paulo/SP (BRAZIL) - Hangar 110 Sep. 04 - Porto Alegre/RS (BRAZIL) - Manará Sep. 09 - Santiago (CHILE) - Teatro Gabriela Mistral Sep. 10 - Caracas (VENEZUELA) - La Casa Del Artista As previously reported, DISSECTION ...

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DOPE STARS INC.: 'Neuromance' Final Track Listing Revealed

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Neuromance", tentatively due in August/September via Trisol Music Group with distribution by Soulfood/Sony. The first 3,000 copies of the CD, which was completed with producers Thomas Rainer (L'AME IMMORTELLE) and John Fryer (NINE INCH NAILS, DEPECHE MODE, H.I.M., WHITE ZOMBIE), will come ...

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Bassist BRICE LECLERCQ Quits DISSECTION

Bassist Brice Leclercq (NIGHTRAGE) has left reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION. "This event, although unforeseen, will however NOT have any effect on DISSECTION's ongoing victorious onslaught!" the band write on their web site. "Last Friday [June 10] DISSECTION performed a successful concert as a three-piece at Undead Festival in Hungary, this time with the bass ...

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DISSECTION: New Album Update

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION entered the studio on February 2 to begin recording their long-awaited third album, the group's first release since 1995's classic album "Storm of the Light's Bane". The recording is taking place at Black Syndicate Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, with DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveidt's brother Emil Nödtveidt (a.k.a. THE DEATHSTARS' Nightmare ...

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