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CRASHDIET: Footage From SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish/Finnish "glam rockers" CRASHDIET performing the song "Riot in Everyone" at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 6, 2007 in Sölvesborg, Sweden has been posted at YouTube. CRASHDIET recently entered a studio in Sundsvall, Sweden to begin recording its second album, tentatively due later in the year. Upcoming CRASHDIET ...

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M.A.N Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

M.A.N, the new band formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The band will perform on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. on the Restaurant Stage. The festival billing is shaping ...

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LOCH VOSTOK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Sweden's LOCH VOSTOK has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The band will perform on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. on the Restaurant Stage. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Wednesday, June 6: THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW ANNIHILATOR NOCTURNAL RITES ...

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DREAMLAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Sweden metallers DREAMLAND have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Wednesday, June 6: THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW ANNIHILATOR NOCTURNAL RITES WOLF CRASHDIET BLACK DEBBATH CRAZY LIXX RANDY PIPER'S ANIMAL VOMITORY BALTIMOORE ANDROMEDA MOUNTAIN OF POWER SWITCHBLADE ...

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CRASHDIET: Studio Update

Swedish/Finnish "glam rockers" CRASHDIET have issued the following update: "After a rehearsal interlude in Stockholm, the Swedish sleaze rock band CRASHDIET is back to the studio in Sundsvall to record their second album. The title hasn't been revealed yet. New blog entries are available now, with fresh videologs from the last photo session ...

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MEMFIS Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival

Swedish progressive metal band MEMFIS has been confirmed for the Peace & Love festival, set to take place June 28-30 in the center of Borlänge, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are VADER, BEHEMOTH MESHUGGAH, HAMMERFALL, CRASHDIET, IGGY & THE STOOGES, HANOI ROCKS, SABATON, MORGANA LEFAY and DOZER, among others. In 2006, the festival organizers began ...

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SPARZANZA Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Swedish hard rockers SPARZANZA have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AEROSMITH (US) AFTER FOREVER (NL) ALL ENDS (S) AMON AMARTH (S) ANDROMEDA (S) ANEKDOTEN (S) ANNIHILATOR (CAN) ARCHER (US) ...

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VADER, BEHEMOTH Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival

Polish metal veterans VADER and BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for the Peace & Love festival, set to take place June 28-30 in the center of Borlänge, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are MESHUGGAH, HAMMERFALL, CRASHDIET, IGGY & THE STOOGES, HANOI ROCKS, SABATON, MORGANA LEFAY and DOZER, among others. In 2006, the festival organizers began to ...

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THIN LIZZY, KRUX, WARRIOR SOUL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

THIN LIZZY, FOCUS, KRUX, WARRIOR SOUL and SWITCHBLADE have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AEROSMITH (US) AFTER FOREVER (NL) ALL ENDS (S) AMON AMARTH (S) ANNIHILATOR (CAN) AXEL RUDI ...

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CRASHDIET Begins Recording Second Album

Swedish/Finnish "glam rockers" CRASHDIET have entered a studio in Sundsvall, Sweden with producer Patrik Frisk to begin recording their second album, tentatively due in August. A blog has been launched at the group's official web site which will contain audio and video updates from the studio. CRASHDIET's debut live appearance with their new ...

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MESHUGGAH To Headline Italy's FROZEN ROCK OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed as the headliners of the first edition of the Frozen Rock Open Air festival, a brand-new extreme-metal event which will be held July 14 at Prato dei Popoli, Area impianti sportive, Marcon, Italy. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH will perform at the Peace & Love festival, set to ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for the Peace & Love festival, set to take place June 28-30 in the center of Borlänge, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are HAMMERFALL, CRASHDIET, NEVERSTORE IGGY & THE STOOGES, BABYSHAMBLES, HANOI ROCKS, SABATON, MORGANA LEFAY and DOZER, among others. In 2006, the festival organizers began to ...

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HAMMERFALL, CRASHDIET Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival

HAMMERFALL, CRASHDIET and NEVERSTORE are among the latest confirmed bands for the Peace & Love festival, set to take place June 28-30 in the center of Borlänge, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are IGGY & THE STOOGES, BABYSHAMBLES, HANOI ROCKS, SABATON, MORGANA LEFAY and DOZER, among others. In 2006, the festival organizers began to invite ...

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ZAN CLAN Confirmed For Sweden's ROCKHIMLEN Festival

ZAN CLAN, the Swedish group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, has been confirmed for the Rockhimlen festival, set to take place July 13-14 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Part of the proceeds from the concert will go to "Barncancerfonden" (Children With Cancer). The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BAI ...

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Former TIGERTAILZ Frontman Forges Ahead With New Project

After reportedly losing a legal battle with his former bandmates over the TIGERTAILZ name, vocalist Steevi Jaimz has decided to carry on in a brand new project called simply STEEVI JAIMZ. Along with long-term partner in crime (and fellow former TIGERTAILZ member) Ace Finchum on drums, the pair has forged a partnership with the Swedish ...

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CRASHDIET: New Singer Found

The surviving members of the Swedish band CRASHDIET — whose frontman, David Hellman (a.k.a. Dave Lepard) passed away in January — have confirmed via the group's official web site that they have found a new frontman. However, the band has yet to reveal the new singer's identity. As previously reported, CRASHDIET has uploaded a couple ...

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ZAN CLAN Begins Recording New Album

ZAN CLAN, the Swedish group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, has started recording its new, as-yet-untitled album at Polar and Platform studios in Stockholm with producer Chris Laney (EUROPE, CANDLEMASS, ANIMAL, CRASHDIET, CRUCIFIED BARBARA). Video clips from the recording session can be found at www.myspace.com/zanclan. ZAN CLAN will showcase its ...

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CRASHDIET: DVD Teasers Available

The surviving members of the Swedish band CRASHDIET — whose frontman, David Hellman (a.k.a. Dave Lepard) passed away in January — have uploaded a couple of teasers for their upcoming DVD at www.crashdiet.org. As previously reported, Hellman was found dead on January 20, 2006 at his apartment in the Swedish city of Uppsala, ...

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CRASHDÏET Guitarist Discusses Frontman's Suicide

Brian Rademacher of Rock Eyez recently conducted an interview with CRASHDÏET guitarist Martin Sweet about the band's decision to carry on following the suicide death of the group's frontman David Hellman (a.k.a. Dave Lepard) in January 2006. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Rock Eyez: What changed your mind [about your ...

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CRASHDIET Members Seek New Lead Singer

The surviving members of the Swedish band CRASHDIET — whose frontman, David Hellman (a.k.a. Dave Lepard) passed away in January — have posted the following message on their official web site: "We're now facing a new era in our lives, and we've decided that since we want to keep on playing, we need someone to ...

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ZAN CLAN Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist; Seek Replacements

ZAN CLAN, the Swedish group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, have parted ways with guitarist Pontus Norgren (ex-TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT, THE POODLES) and and bassist Pontus "Eggy" Egberg (ex-LION'S SHARE, THE POODLES). "This means that the filmed 'Live at the Club' gig [in Stockholm in early February] was not just a ...

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