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ALESTORM: New Video Interview Available

Angel Of Metal conducted an interview with the Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM at the Hard Rock Hell II festival, which was held in early December 2008 in Prestatyn, Wales, U.K. Watch the nine-minute chat below. ALESTORM has set "Black Sails at Midnight" as the title of its new album, due in the spring via ...

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MASTODON, NEUROSIS, HIGH ON FIRE Confirmed For SCION ROCK FEST

MASTODON, NEUROSIS, HIGH ON FIRE and CRYPTOPSY are among the confirmed bands for the Scion Rock Fest, set to take place Saturday, February 28 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MASTODON NEUROSIS HIGH ON FIRE BORIS 1349 CRYPTOPSY TORCHE NACHTMYSTIUM WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM BARONESS HARVEY ...

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WOLFCHANT Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL

German metallers WOLFCHANT have been confirmed for the Ragnarök VI Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ADORNED BROOD ALESTORM ALKONOST ANDRAS COR SCORPII DARK FORTRESS DORNENREICH DRAUGNIM EINHERJER FALCHION FEJD FINSTERFORST FJOERGYN HEIDEVOLK IRRBLOSS KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI KORPIKLAANI MÅNEGARM ...

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DRAUGNIM Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL

Finnish metallers DRAUGNIM have been confirmed for the Ragnarök VI Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ADORNED BROOD ALESTORM ALKONOST ANDRAS COR SCORPII DARK FORTRESS DORNENREICH DRAUGNIM EINHERJER FALCHION FEJD FINSTERFORST FJOERGYN HEIDEVOLK IRRBLOSS KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI KORPIKLAANI MÅNEGARM ...

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ALESTORM: New Album Due In The Spring

Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM has set "Black Sails at Midnight" as the title of its new album, due in the spring via Napalm Records. ALESTORM recently announced the addition of guitarist Tim Shaw to the group's ranks. The band stated, "The more eagle-eyed watchers of the underground amongst you may know him as the ...

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METSATÖLL Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL

Estonian folk metallers METSATÖLL have been confirmed for the Ragnarök VI Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ADORNED BROOD ALESTORM ALKONOST ANDRAS COR SCORPII DARK FORTRESS DORNENREICH EINHERJER FALCHION FEJD FINSTERFORST FJOERGYN HEIDEVOLK IRRBLOSS KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI KORPIKLAANI MÅNEGARM ...

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MÅNEGARM, IRRBLOSS, ANDRAS Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL

MÅNEGARM, IRRBLOSS and ANDRAS have been confirmed for the Ragnarök VI Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ADORNED BROOD ALESTORM ALKONOST ANDRAS COR SCORPII DARK FORTRESS DORNENREICH EINHERJER FALCHION FEJD FINSTERFORST FJOERGYN HEIDEVOLK IRRBLOSS KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI KORPIKLAANI MÅNEGARM ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: 'Pray' Widget Available

A special widget for GRAVE DIGGER's "Pray" EP, which includes three non-album tracks, can be found below. The widget offers snippets of the new songs, videos, a picture gallery and a blog with all the latest news, as well as details regarding upcoming release parties, live dates and much more. As a special bonus, an ...

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OPETH Confirmed For UK's HAMMERFEST

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have been confirmed for the Hammerfest 2009 festival, set to take place April 24-25 at at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales. The festival will feature 50 metal acts in total. OPETH will headline on April 24. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY BULLET FOR ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: 'Ballad Of A Hangman' Video Released

"Ballad Of A Hangman", the new video from German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Ballads Of A Hangman", which is scheduled for release on January 9, 2009 via Austria's Napalm Records. The "Pray" single will precede the album on November 28. The group's frontman ...

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DARK FORTRESS, GERNOTSHAGEN Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL

DARK FORTRESS and GERNOTSHAGEN have been confirmed for the Ragnarök VI Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Acts on the bill now include: ADORNED BROOD ALESTORM ALKONOST ARKONA COR SCORPII DARK FORTRESS DORNENREICH EINHERJER FALCHION FEJD FINSTERFORST FJOERGYN GERNOTSHAGEN ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: New Song Sample Available

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have posted a sample of a new song entitled "Ballad Of A Hangman" on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Ballads Of A Hangman", which is scheduled for a January 9, 2009 release via Austria's Napalm Records. The "Pray" single will precede the ...

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TÝR, ALESTORM, SUIDAKRA To Team Up For 'Pagan Knights' Tour

Napalm Records has announced the first batch of confirmed dates/venues for the forthcoming Pagan Knights tour, featuring Faroese Viking metallers TÝR and Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM. Since the 2006 Napalm re-release of the band's "Eric the Red" album, TÝR has continued to amaze an ever-growing legion of fans with its epic and progressive brand of ...

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ÁSMEGIN To Release 'Arv' In November

Norwegian folk/viking metal band ÁSMEGIN will release its long-awaited new album, "Arv" (Heritage) at the end of November via Napalm Records. Acording to a press release, "Arv" "offers an extraordinary mix of sweeping metal riffs and melancholic folk melodies. Fragile violin arrangements collide with raw metal, thundering double bass with hammond organ parts, and powerful ...

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DORNENREICH, COR SCORPII, SARKOM Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL

DORNENREICH, COR SCORPII and SARKOM have been confirmed for the Ragnarök VI Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ADORNED BROOD ALESTORM ALKONOST ARKONA COR SCORPII DORNENREICH EINHERJER FALCHION FEJD FINSTERFORST FJOERGYN HEIDEVOLK KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI KORPIKLAAN MELECHESH MIDNATTSOL SARKOM THYRFING ...

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THYRFING, FALCHION Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL

Sweden's THYRFING and Finland's FALCHION have been confirmed for the Ragnarök VI Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ADORNED BROOD (D) ALESTORM (UK) ALKONOST (RUS) ARKONA (RUS) EINHERJER (NOR) FALCHION (FIN) FEJD (SWE) FINSTERFORST (D) FJOERGYN (D) HEIDEVOLK (NL) ...

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HALCYON WAY Signs With NIGHTMARE RECORDS

Atlanta's progressive power/thrash band HALCYON WAY has inked a deal with U.S. label Nightmare Records. The group's debut CD, "A Manifesto For Domination", will be released worldwide on November 11, 2008. "A Manifesto For Domination" was produced by guitarist Jon Bodan, mixed by Lasse Lammert (ALESTORM), and mastered by James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH). The album ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: 'Pray' Video Posted Online

"Pray", the new video from German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Ballads Of A Hangman", which is scheduled for a January 9, 2009 release via Austria's Napalm Records. The "Pray" single will precede the album on November 28. The group's frontman Chris Boltendahl states, ...

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ALESTORM Announces New Guitarist

Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM has announced the addition of guitarist Tim Shaw to the group's ranks. The band states, "The more eagle-eyed watchers of the underground amongst you may know him as the mastermind behind the epic black metal project FYRDSMAN, and as the guitarist of the now-departed death metal titans PREMITHON. He's a ...

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ALESTORM Guitarist Quits

Guitarist Gavin Harper has announced his departure from the Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM. He commented: "In my time in this band, from doing the first ever recording to not appearing on the latest one, I have always strived to make ALESTORM my priority and put it ahead of many other things in life that ...

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ALESTORM Rejoined By Drummer IAN WILSON

Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM has issued the following update: "After deciding that plumbing isn't all it's cracked up to be, Mr. Ian Wilson has decided to return to the ALESTORM crew to play the drums. We're totally happy to have him back, 'cos he's a badass guy. Dos! "Also, we've just finished recording a ...

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EINHERJER To Reunite For Germany's RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL

Norwegian "Viking metal" pioneers EINHERJER will reunite for an appearance at the Ragnarök VI Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. Also newly confirmed for the event are FEJD from Sweden and ALKONOST from Russia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ADORNED BROOD (D) ALESTORM (UK) ...

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ALESTORM: New Mailorder-Only EP Due Before The End Of The Year

Napalm Records will release a new mini-CD from the Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM before the end of the year. The four-song EP, which will be made available via mailorder only, will contain the tracks "Heavy Metal Pirates", "Weiber und Wein" (German version of "Wenches and Mead"), "Leviathan" and "Wolves of the Sea". ALESTORM recently ...

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