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DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Announces New Album 'Pacifisticuffs'

Swedish avant-metallers DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA have confirmed details of their upcoming album titled "Pacifisticuffs". The thirteen-track disc will be released on December 8 via Candlelight/Spinefarm. The eight-headed beast behind "Pacifisticuffs" is notoriously hard to pigeonhole; although comfortable nestled in the rock and metal worlds, they incorporate elements of jazz, prog and even classical music. With ...

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RAVENSCRY Putting Finishing Touches On Second Album

Italian female-fronted melodic metal band RAVENSCRY is putting the finishing touches on its second album, "The Attraction Of Opposites", due later in the year. The CD is being mixed by Swedish producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, ENTOMBED). According to RAVENSCRY's official bio, the band's "style is deliberately modern and integrates influences of ...

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SNOWY SHAW Sings KING DIAMOND, DIMMU BORGIR Classics At Special Halloween Concert (Video)

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw was joined by bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, ILLWILL, MERCYFUL FATE), legendary MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner and former KING DIAMOND guitarist Pete Blakk during Snowy's special concert event on November 3 at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Shaw ...

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ARCH ENEMY Bassist To Perform With SNOWY SHAW In Sweden

Bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, ILLWILL, MERCYFUL FATE) is one of the guest musicians who will perform with Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw at a special Halloweeen concert event on November 3 at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are legendary MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner and former KING DIAMOND guitarist ...

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Former KING DIAMOND Guitarist PETE BLAKK To Perform With SNOWY SHAW In Sweden

Former KING DIAMOND guitarist Pete Blakk is one of the guest musicians who will perform with Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw at a special Halloweeen concert event on November 3 at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear is legendary MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner. More guests will be announced soon. Snowy's backing band ...

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SNOWY SHAW Reveals Backing Band For His 'Halloween Live Show'

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw has assembled the following lineup of musicians for his November 3 concert at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden: * Mark U Black (M.A.N., ex-DREAM EVIL, KUNG DIAMANT) - Lead Guitar * Petter Karlsson (ex-THERION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA) - Drums * Vikki Valkyrie (ex-ICE AGE, THEM SLUTS) - Bass Snowy states: "Like last ...

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DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA In Writing Mode

Swedish avant-garde rock band DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA is writing material for its next CD, tentatively due in 2011. The group states, "New album is coming along slowly but surely. We have around 11 songs in various stages of completion at the moment and we're still counting. Some working titles are: 'Día De Los Muertos', 'Voodoo, ...

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DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Drummer Andreas Halvardsson has left the Swedish avant-garde rock band DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA for "personal reasons" and has been replaced by Petter Karlsson (ex-THERION, HOLOCOASTER). The band states, "We've only had one rehearsal together so far, but we were all blown away by [Petter's] drumming. Petter is also a skilled songwriter, so it will be ...

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