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NECROPHAGIST, SUFFOCATION, SUICIDE SILENCE Pull Out Of Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

NECROPHAGIST, SUFFOCATION, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE FACELESS and DAATH have cancelled their participation in this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Commented the festival organizers: "DAATH have cancelled all European shows for the month of August, including their Summer Breeze appearance. Secondly, the entire Summer ...

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EX DEO: New Song Posted Online

EX DEO — the band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono — is a streaming a new song, "Legio XIII", on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off EX DEO's debut album, "Romulus", which is scheduled for release on June 19 (Europe) and June 30 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The ...

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BLACK SUN AEON Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

BLACK SUN AEON — the new "dark, death, doom" project from Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE) — has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH ...

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THE DEFILED To Suport STATIC-X In Europe

Hot off their tour with Swedish deathglam metallers DEATHSTARS, London, England's THE DEFILED are set to go back on the road again, this time with Los Angeles industrial metallers STATIC-X. The dates are as follows: Jun. 14 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse Jun. 18 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation Jun. 19 - London, UK - ...

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MARIONETTE: U.K. Tour Video Diary Released

Gothenburg, Sweden based metal sextet MARIONETTE recently came home from a two-week, fifteen-date trek across the U.K. with DEATHSTARS and THE DEFILED. A tour video capturing the excitement and debauchery of MARIONETTE's second U.K. trek of 2009 can be viewed below. Upon arrival in Gothenburg after the U.K. tour, MARIONETTE entered Studio Fredman with legendary ...

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EX DEO: 'Romulus' Video Released

"Romulus", the new video from EX DEO — the band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono — can be viewed below. The clip was shot in March in Belgrade, Serbia with renowned director Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE). Maurizio stated, "The setup was extremely pro. Stanimir and Ivan did such an ...

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DEATHSTARS: European Headlining Tour Announced

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS will embark on a European headlining tour in fall with support from DIARY OF DREAMS, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE and DOPE STARS INC. The dates are as follows: Oct. 09 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix Oct. 10 - Köln, Germany - Essigfabrik Oct. 12 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob Oct. ...

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RAZOR OF OCCAM Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

RAZOR OF OCCAM, the London, England-based black/thrash metal band featuring members of DESTRÖYER 666 and ADORIOR, has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN ...

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EX DEO: 'Romulus' Video To Debut Next Week

"Romulus", the new video from EX DEO — the band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono — will make its online debut on Tuesday, May 12 on MySpace Metal. The clip was shot in March in Belgrade, Serbia with renowned director Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE). Maurizio stated, "The setup was ...

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EXCREMENTORY GRINDF**KERS, EVERGREEN TERRACE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE

EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVERGREEN TERRACE and THE CUMSHOTS have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM ...

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KRYPTERIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German-Korean four-piece KRYPTERIA, which is fronted by lead singer Ji-In, a "stunningly talented and breathtaking beauty," has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN ...

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COVERED CALL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Swedish melodic hard rock band COVERED CALL — which features established members of the Swedish music scene, including founding member/drummer Ronny Svanströmer and Thomas Vikström (ex-CANDLEMASS, THERION) — has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABRAMIS ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE Continuing Vocalist Search

Guitarist Robin Sjunnesson of the Swedish modern metal band SONIC SYNDICATE has issued the following update: "On March 30, we released the breaking news about [vocalist] Roland [Johansson; who is responsible for the "clean"/melodic singing in the group] leaving SONIC SYNDICAT. "When we found our Roland was leaving, we began directly searching for ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman's EX DEO Confirmed For PAGANFEST European Tour

EX DEO, the new band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, will make its live debut this September/October on the special edition of Europe's biggest pagan/folk metal tour, Paganfest. Co-headlining throughout will be Finland's KORPIKLAANI and Germany's DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER. Additional support will come from Sweden's UNLEASHED, United Kingdom's ALESTORM and Canada's BLACKGUARD. Special appearances ...

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RAGE, DEATHSTARS, WITCHCRAFT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

RAGE, DEATHSTARS, VAINS OF JENNA, BABYLON BOMBS, INNOCENT ROSIE, WITCHCRAFT, FOUREVER, HINDENBURG and HOT LEG (featuring former THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins) have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABRAMIS BRAMA (S) AMBERIAN DAWN (FIN) AMON ...

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PROTEST THE HERO Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

PROTEST THE HERO has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM BURY ME DEEP CALLEJON ...

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DEATHSTARS: Footage From 'Termination Bliss' Recording Sessions Posted Online

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS have posted behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the group's sophomore album, "Termination Bliss". The eight-minute clip, which can be viewed below, includes footage from the recording and mixing sessions, as well as private footage from the "Cyanide" and "Blitzkrieg" video shoots and more. "Termination Bliss" entered the German ...

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NAPALM DEATH Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

British extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Metalcamp festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ALESTORM AMON AMARTH BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL DEATHSTARS DESTRUCTION DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER DIMMU BORGIR DOWN DRAGONFORCE EDGUY EQUILIBRIUM EXTREMA GRAVEWORM HACKEYENED HATEBREED HOLLENTHON ...

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HELLFUELED: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Sweden's HELLFUELED has set "Emission Of Sins" as the title of its fourth album, due later in the year. The CD was recorded over a seven-week period at Leon Music studios with producer Rikard Löfgren (DEATHSTARS, SPARZANZA). Commented the band: "Producer Rikard Löfgren [felt] totally right for us and we [worked] as a team on ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE Singer Quits

Swedish modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE, whose sound revolves around the dual vocals of Richard Sjunnesson and Roland Johansson, have announced that Roland (who is responsible for the "clean"/melodic singing in the group) has decided to leave the band "due to personal reasons beyond our control." The group says in a statement, "All of us in ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE: New Video Interview Available

Dark Moments webzine conducted an interview with guitarist Robin Sjunnesson of the Swedish metal band SONIC SYNDICATE on March 9, 2009 at the Underground in Cologne, Germany. Watch the chat in two parts below below. SONIC SYNDICATE's latest album, "Love And Other Disasters", landed at position No. 15 on the Swedish and No. 36 on ...

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DOWN, SATYRICON, AMON AMARTH Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

DOWN, SATYRICON and AMON AMARTH have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ALESTORM AMON AMARTH BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL DEATHSTARS DESTRUCTION DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER DIMMU BORGIR DOWN DRAGONFORCE EDGUY EQUILIBRIUM EXTREMA GRAVEWORM HACKEYENED HATEBREED HOLLENTHON KATAKLYSM ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman's EX DEO: Debut Album Track Listing Revealed

EX DEO, the new band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, has finalized the track listing for its debut album, "Romulus", due on May 22 (Europe) and June 16 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded with producer (and KATAKLYSM guitarist) Jean-Francois Dagenais (MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON, MALEVOLENT CREATION). "Romulus" track listing: ...

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