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BROILERS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German punk/rockabilly act BROILERS has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY BROILERS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEBAUCHERY DELAIN DESPISED ICON ...

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IHSAHN: 'After' E-Card Available

An e-card for "After", the forthcoming studio album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be accessed at this location. "After" is scheduled for release on January 26, 2010 via Candlelight Records. Recorded during the first half of 2009, "After" completes the musician’s planned trilogy of initial recordings. The CD showcases the Norwegian icon ...

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SECRETS OF THE MOON, SUICIDAL ANGELS, SÓLSTAFIR Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

SECRETS OF THE MOON, SUICIDAL ANGELS and SÓLSTAFIR have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DESPISED ...

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FIDDLER'S GREEN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

FIDDLER'S GREEN, the German band that plays Irish "speedfolk," has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA ...

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IHSAHN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Former EMPEROR frontman IHSAHN has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DESPISED ICON DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ...

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NECROPHAGIST, KYPCK, KYLESA Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT

NECROPHAGIST, KYPCK and KYLESA have been confirmed for the 15-year-anniversary edition of the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2010 in Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN OF BODOM CONVERGE DEMONIC RESURRECTION DESPISED ICON DEVIN TOWNSEND DEVOURMENT DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA DYING FETUS GRAVEWORM HYPNOS ...

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SIGH, ROTTEN SOUND, MNEMIC, DYING FETUS Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT

SIGH, ROTTEN SOUND, MNEMIC, DYING FETUS, ORIGIN and IHSAHN have been confirmed for the 15-year-anniversary edition of the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2010 in Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN OF BODOM CONVERGE DEMONIC RESURRECTION DESPISED ICON DEVIN TOWNSEND DEVOURMENT DIABLO SWING ...

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Reunited GODFLESH To Perform At France's HELLFEST

GODFLESH, the industrial metal band from Birmingham, England which formed in 1988 by Justin K. Broadrick (guitar, vocals, and programming) and G. C. Green (bass) and disbanded in 2002, will perform at next year's installment of the Hellfest, set to take place June 18-20, 2010 in Clisson, France. This will mark the reunited group's only ...

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ULVER Issues 2009 Recap

Progressive Norwegian black metal band ULVER has issued the following update: "This has been a foreign year. "Our first gig after Lillehammer was at the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic early August. A strange thing, with a crowd of about 10,000 people — so many at a loss — and severe monitoring problems. ...

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IHSAHN: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "After", the forthcoming studio album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be viewed below. The band states, "In this footage we have included recording of vocals and some guests, and give away more hints on the musical direction." "After" ...

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THORNBOUND: New Song Posted Online

THORNBOUND, the Norwegian band featuring former members of SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR and SATYRICON, has posted a new song, entitled "Hatred", on the group's MySpace page. THORNBOUND is: * Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, IHSAHN) - Drums * Eirik (ex-SOURCE OF TIDE) - Guitar * Øystein Hansen (FORTID) - Guitar * Vidar - Vocals ...

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IHSAHN: New Song Available For Streaming

"Frozen Lakes On Mars", a brand new track from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, is available for streaming on GuitarWorld.com. The song comes off his new album, "After", which is scheduled for release on January 26, 2010 via Candlelight Records. Recorded during the first half of 2009, "After" completes the musician’s planned trilogy of ...

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IHSAHN: 'After' North American Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has set a January 26, 2010 North American release date for "After", the new album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded during the first half of 2009, "After" completes the musician’s planned trilogy of initial recordings. The CD showcases the Norwegian icon with drummer Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT), bassist Lars K. Norberg (SPIRAL ...

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Own A Piece Of EMPEROR History

Over the years, former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's guitar-collection has grown considerably, especially since he started working with Ibanez, and space is becoming an issue. His old ESP is already on its way to the Rockheim museum in Trondheim and now he has decided to auction the trusted Jackson DK1. This Jackson Dinky has served as ...

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IHSAHN: New Album Title Revealed

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn has set "After" as the title of his third solo album, tentatively due in early 2010 via Mnemosyne Productions/Candlelight Records. More information about the CD will be made available during the coming months. Ihsahn played his first-ever concert as a solo artist, supporting OPETH at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway on March ...

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ANDY WINTER And STAROFASH Collaborate on Web Site Music

Andy Winter (WINDS, AGE OF SILENCE, SCULPTURED) and Heidi Solberg Tveitan (a.k.a. STAROFASH) — better known as the wife of EMPEROR's Vegard Tveitan (a.k.a. Ihsahn) — recently completed a collaboration project creating web site music for Cage XXI Enterprises, a Florida-based video production company specializing in music videos, narratives and experimental film production. Cage XXI ...

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SAMOTH On The Future Of EMPEROR, ZYKLON

Belgian webzine Rock 'N Balls recently conducted an interview with ZYKLON/EMPEROR guitarist Samoth (real name: Tomas Haugen). A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Rock 'N Balls: A few weeks ago, you released "Live Inferno", so my question is simple: is this record going to be the very last of ...

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Cold - HELLSAW

Austria's HELLSAW really like black metal. They're obviously well-versed in the stuff, in its many manifestations, because their own style is all over the map without straining too hard to be overly clever or unique. There are moments of atavistic thrash-polka and downpicking guitar frenzy, more atmospheric segments with a Viking/pagan feeling, clattering blast beats ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's LAIHO Named 'Best Metal Guitarist' In GUITAR WORLD's Readers' Poll

Alexi Laiho, guitarist and front man for the award-winning Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM, has been named "Best Metal Guitarist" in Guitar World magazine's 15th annual readers' poll. Laiho "trounced the competition" to win the coveted award, according to the respected publication, besting well-known players such as Kirk Hammett of METALLICA, Alex Skolnick of ...

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OPETH Mainman Comments On Government-Sponsored Tour Of Norway

On March 18, Swedish prog-metal giants OPETH completed an eight-date tour of Norway. The trek included stops in major cities Oslo and Bergen but also covers smaller towns like Volda and Sogndal. The tour was arranged by Rikskonsertene, a Norwegian state-sponsored organization that normally handles events featuring jazz, classical and folk artists. Commented OPETH mainman ...

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LEPROUS Signs With SENSORY RECORDS

Sensory Records has announced the signing of Norwegian progressive metal upstarts LEPROUS. The group's debut album, "Tall Poppy Syndrome", was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studio and The Abyss in Pärlby, Sweden during August 2008 and is scheduled for release in April. Hailing from the town of Notodden — home ...

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STAROFASH Completes Work On 'Ulterior' Soundtrack

Heidi Solberg Tveitan (a.k.a. Starofash) — better known as the wife of EMPEROR's Vegard Tveitan (a.k.a. Ihsahn) — has completed work on the soundtrack to the Irish film "Ulterior" by writer/director Jason Mehlhorn. Says Heidi: "With this being my first soundtrack, I was faced with quite a few challenges when adapting to the format. However, ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Support OPETH In Oslo Only

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn's MySpace page has been updated with the following message: "A previous announcement confirmed that Ihsahn would support OPETH for the majority of shows on their forthcoming Norwegian tour in March. However, more detailed production planning has revealed technical and practical difficulties at many of the smaller venues, and it has proven ...

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Author Discusses 'The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists' Book

Robert Gray of Ultimate-Guitar.com conducted an interview with British journalist/author Joel McIver. Topics of discussion included McIver's new book, "The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists", DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton's foreword, the possibility of a DEICIDE autobiography, and plans to release a biography of TOOL, and co-author Glenn Hughes' autobiography. Several excerpts from the interview ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Support OPETH In Norway

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn will support Swedish progressive metallers OPETH on the following Norwegian dates: March 10 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller March 11 - Trondheim, NOR @ Samfundet March 12 - Volda, NOR @ Rokken March 13 - Sogndal, NOR @ Meieriet March 14 - Bergen, NOR @ USF Verftet March 15 - Stavanger, ...

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