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BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Final Running Order Announced

The final running order for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th is as follows: Friday, June 28th: RIVAL MÄGO DE OZ RHAPSODY JAG PANZER SYMPHONY X CANDLEMASS OVERKILL GAMMA RAY FOZZY NIGHTWISH SAXON Saturday, June 29th: S.A. ADAMS TANKARD VANDEN PLAS ...

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CANDLEMASS Expand European Festival Itinerary

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will play the following European festivals during the summer: Jun. 07-08 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 28-29 – Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jun. 30 – RUS @ Luzhniki Stadium ...

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CANDLEMASS To Play First UK Show In Over A Decade

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASSvocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Bjrkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindhwill play their first show in the UK for over a decade at the Mean Fiddler in London on July 13th. Also on the bill are CRIMINAL, with other acts to be announced soon. ...

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220 VOLT To Play Warm-Up Show Ahead Of SWEDEN ROCK Appearance

Veteran Swedish hard rockers 220 VOLT will play a warm-up show for their appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival on Friday, May 17th in a village called Hackås, near the band's hometown of Östersund. As previously reported, 220 VOLT will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the release of their first single, "Prisoner Of War"/"Sauron", ...

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KRUX Track Listing Revealed

Sweden's KRUX, the brainchild of CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling, are currently in the studio recording their self-titled debut album for a late 2002 release through Mascot Records. Tentatively scheduled to include guest appearances by ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjrnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jrgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD MACHINE HEAD BIOHAZARD ...

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CANDLEMASS: Athens Set List Revealed

According to Frode Johnsrud of Scream magazine, the following was the set list for CANDLEMASS' performance at the Sporting Basket Ball club in Athens, Greece on April 19th: 01. The Well Of Souls 02. Mirror Mirror 03. Demon's Gate 04. Bewitched 05. Dark Are The Weils Of Death 06. Under The Oak 07. Dark Reflections ...

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CANDLEMASS Demolish Greece In First Official Reunion Appearances

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—completed their first two official reunion shows at the Sporting Basket Ball club in Athens, Greece on April 19th and at the Hedrogios Club in Thessaloniki, Greece on April 21st in front of very ...

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SWEDEN ROCK 2002: Final Line-Up Announced

The following is a complete list of acts (in alphabetical order) confirmed to appear at this year's Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden: 220 VOLT BRUCE DICKINSON CANDLEMASS DAMNED NATION DESTINY DOC HOLLIDAY DORO DREAM EVIL EVERGREY FATAL SMILE FIVE FIFTEEN ...

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KRUX Debut Begins To Take Shape

Among the song titles set to appear on the self-titled debut from KRUX, featuring CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling on bass, Jörgen Sandström (ENTOMBED, PROJECT HATE) on guitar, and Peter Stjärnvind (ENTOMBED) on drums are the following: 01. Krux 02. Popocatépetl 03. Jehova 04. Evel Rifaz 05. Sibiria As previously reported, Edling is recording rough demos ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman Inks Deal With Mascot Records For KRUX Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for the rights to his latest project, KRUX, which is tentatively set to feature ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas Person. At the moment, Edling is recording rough ...

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CANDLEMASS Frontman Launches "Goth Synth Rock" Side Project

CANDLEMASS/MEMENTO MORI frontman Messiah Marcolin has launched a brand new Stockholm, Sweden-based gothic synth rock band called REQUIEM, which also features in its ranks Peter Moore (synthesizers, programming and speech), and Michael Samuelsson (guitars, bass and speech). A recent three-song demo is presently available for download from the group's official web site at

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PRIMAL FEAR Lay Down Cover Tracks, Announce Upcoming Live Dates

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR was in the recording studio over the weekend and recorded two new songs for forthcoming tribute samplers to LED ZEPPELIN (Locomotive Records) and a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album to be released through the Nuclear Blast label. In other news, PRIMAL FEAR will play only one exclusive Open Air ...

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FOZZY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

FOZZY, featuring WWF wrestler Chris Jericho, former members of STUCK MOJO and producer Andy Sneap, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the ...

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HANOI ROCKS, MELDRUM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Finland's HANOI ROCKS (vocalist Michael Monroe + guitarist Andy McCoy) and Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK

Veteran UK hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL are the latest act to have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. The full list of artists currently set to appear at the event is as follows: TED NUGENT HALFORD STATUS QUO ...

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HALFORD Confirmed For BANG YOUR HEAD

HALFORD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: BRUCE DICKINSON CANDLEMASS HALFORD SLAYER GAMMA RAY IRON SAVIOR JAG ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

In what appears to be a conscious attempt to play every European summer festival in existence, IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has now been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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BOLT THROWER Confirmed For WITH FULL FORCE Festival

British death metal veterans BOLT THROWER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For BANG YOUR HEAD Festival!

IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON will reportedly appear as a “special guest” at the upcoming Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: BRUCE DICKINSON CANDLEMASS GAMMA RAY IRON SAVIOR ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SLAYER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD BIOHAZARD DEAD KENNEDYS AGNOSTIC FRONT ...

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FREEDOM CALL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK

Germany's FREEDOM CALL are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. Other artists scheduled to appear at the event include HALFORD, SAXON, MOTRHEAD, VIRGIN STEELE, TED NUGENT and CANDLEMASS. ...

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