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SUSPERIA, PERSUADER, HORRORSCOPE Tentative For CHICAGO POWERFEST 2008

Norway's SUSPERIA, Sweden's PERSUADER, and Poland's HORRORSCOPE have been booked for slots on Chicago Powerfest 2008 (May 1-3), but need help financing the airfare for their trip to Chicago. There are just enough sponsorship packages available to cover those expenses and if enough sponsors come forward, the bands will be confirmed. Sweden's DARKANE and Germany's ...

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DARK EMPIRE: New Album Pushed Back To Early 2008

Guitarist Matt Moliti of the New Jersey-based thrash/prog/metal act DARK EMPIRE has issued the following update: "Since we had to delay the [release of the band's second album, 'Humanity Dethroned'], we decided to add another two tracks from [the CD] to our MySpace for everyone to listen to! These tracks are unmastered, so ...

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ASSAILANT Putting Finishing Touches On Second Album

ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), is putting the finishing touches on its as-yet-untitled second album, tentatively due in early 2008 via Dockyard 1. The group will film a video for one of the new CD cuts in ...

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DARK EMPIRE Signs With KILLZONE RECORDS

KillZone Records has announced the signing of New Jersey-based thrash/prog/metal act DARK EMPIRE for the release of the band's second album, "Humanity Dethroned". The CD will be mastered by Mikka Jussla at Finnvox Studios (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) and will be issued in November. Formed by Matt Moliti (lead and rhythm guitars, death vocals) in ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Pulls Out Of Germany's ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the German/Swedish band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), has cancelled its scheduled appearance at today's Rock & Blues Festival in Rengsdorf, Germany as a result of Stauch falling ill. According to a posting on the festival web site, German ...

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DARK EMPIRE: Another New Song Posted Online

DARK EMPIRE, the American/Swedish band featuring vocalist Jens Carlsson of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS and bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS, has posted a rough-mix version of a new track, "Salvation Denied", on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the band's upcoming second album, "Humanity Dethroned", due later in the year. The cover artwork ...

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DARK EMPIRE: New Song Posted Online

DARK EMPIRE, the American/Swedish band featuring vocalist Jens Carlsson of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS and bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS, has posted the single edit for its new track "Possessed (We are One)" on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the band's upcoming second album, "Humanity Dethroned", due later in the year. The ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS To Release New Album In October

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the German/Swedish band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), has commenced the songwriting process for its second album, tentatively due in October via Dockyard 1. SAVAGE CIRCUS announced in April that it was cancelling its European trek with CIRCLE II ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS: New Concert Photos Available

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the German/Swedish band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), has posted a number of photos from its recent tour at this location. SAVAGE CIRCUS announced last month that it was cancelling the remaining dates on its European trek ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Explains European Concert Cancellations

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the German/Swedish band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), announced last week that it has cancelled the remaining dates on its European tour with CIRCLE II CIRCLE and TOMORROW'S EVE. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Drops Off CIRCLE II CIRCLE European Tour

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the German/Swedish band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), has cancelled the remaining dates on its European tour with CIRCLE II CIRCLE and TOMORROW'S EVE for reasons that have not yet been disclosed. More information will be made available soon. ...

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DARK EMPIRE: New Album Artwork Posted Online

DARK EMPIRE, the American/Swedish band featuring vocalist Jens Carlsson of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS and bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS, has posted the cover artwork for its upcoming second album, "Humanity Dethroned", at its official web site. The CD is tentatively due this spring/summer. Conceived in the winter of early 2004, DARK EMPIRE is the ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS: 'THOMEN Is Back!

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the German/Swedish band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), has issued the following update: "After taking [most] of 2006 off to recuperate, Thomen is back in the limelight with SAVAGE CIRCUS! He will play all future shows with the band, ...

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ENTOMBED, PAIN Confirmed For Sweden's HOUSE OF METAL Festival

ENTOMBED and PAIN have been confirmed for the House of Metal festival, set to take place February 16-17 at Folkets Hus in Umeå, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 6TH AWAKENING APOSTASY ASSAILANT DAEMONICUS DESTYNATION DREAM EVIL ENTER THE HUNT ENTOMBED FINAL CRAP FREAK KITCHEN HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEED HELLFUELED ...

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DARK EMPIRE Announces New Drummer

DARK EMPIRE, the band featuring vocalist Jens Carlsson of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS and bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS, has announced the addition of drummer Sam Paulicelli of the New Jersey based prog-metal outfit SUSPYRE the group's ranks. Commented guitarist/band leader Matt Moliti: "Noah got us in touch with Sam through working with SUSPYRE on their latest ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Hit The Road 'Extensively' In 2007

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have signed up with mega-tour agents The Agency Group. Commented ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters: "ANNIHILATOR will be on the road extensively in 2007. This is a worldwide deal and London rep. Paul Ryan and I are working on starting April 2007 and plan on, at least, a year of touring for the ...

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PERSUADER Confirmed For Confirmed For 34000 TON METAL Cruise

Swedish metallers PERSUADER have been added to the billing of Sweden Rock's 34000 Ton Metal cruise, which is scheduled to take place October 6-7 on board of the third generation car ferry "Silja Festival". Commented PERSUADER guitarist Emil Norberg: "It will be our premier gig on a boat so we will surely make it a ...

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PERSUADER: 'When Eden Burns' E-Player Available

An e-player containing selections from PERSUADER's upcoming third full-length effort, entitled "When Eden Burns", has been made available at this location. The follow-up to 2004's "Evolution Purgatory" (Sanctuary/Noise) was recorded at Powerhouse studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer (and SAVAGE CIRCUS bandmate) Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR) and is scheduled for release on May ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS: Live Debut Postponed

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), have postponed their live debut at Planet Music in Vienna, Austria to April 21, 2006 from the previously announced February 10, 2006. As previously reported, SAVAGE CIRCUS have been confirmed for ...

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PERSUADER Hard At Work On Third Album: Studio Diary Available

PERSUADER, the Swedish winners of the 2003 "Young Metal Gods" award, are recording their third full-length effort at Powerhouse studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer (and SAVAGE CIRCUS bandmate) Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR). The follow-up to 2004's "Evolution Purgatory" (Sanctuary/Noise), entitled "When Eden Burns", is tentatively scheduled for a May 2006 release via Dockyard 1, ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Confirmed For Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), are the first confirmed band for next year's edition of the Dong Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 in Germany. "As one band doesn't constitute a billing, we ...

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EDGUY: 'Rocket Ride' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

German melodic metallers EDGUY have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rocket Ride", due on January 20, 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Hellfire Club" was recorded with producer Sascha Paeth (who also worked with the band on their "Superheroes" EP) and is said to feature the band's most "diverse" ...

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EDGUY To Support DRAGONFORCE In The U.K.

German melodic metallers EDGUY have announced six U.K. dates as the opening act for DRAGONFORCE. The rest of the European tour EDGUY will headline, withDRAGONFORCE as support. In addition, they have confirmed SAVAGE CIRCUS (the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson and Emil Norberg) as the support ...

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ASSAILANT Hard At Work On Debut Album

ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), have entered the studio in their hometown to begin recording their debut album, entitled "Nemesis Within". Guitar, bass and synthesizers were recorded at the band's own studio, while the rest of the ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS: First Live Show Announced

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), will make their live debut on February 10, 2006 at Planet Music in Vienna, Austria. More dates will be announced soon. SAVAGE CIRCUS released their debut album, "Dreamland Manor", in September ...

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