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SIRENIA: Festival Appearances Announced

Norwegian gothic metal band SIRENIA has confirmed two festival appearances for 2008: Jun. 21 - Gothic Metal Palace - Zuidlaren, Holland Jul. 10-13 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic SIRENIA has launched a vocalist search following the recent departure of Danish singer Monika Pedersen due to "musical differences." "We are looking for a ...

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DEATHSTARS Hard At Work On New Album

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS entered Metrosonic Recording Studios in New York City on October 29 to begin recording of their new album for a spring 2008 release via Nuclear Blast Records. According to the group, "this album will start another chapter in [DEATHSTARS'] history of vanity, darkness, blood and sleaze." The band adds, ...

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'20 Years Of Nuclear Blast' DVD Trailer Available

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips ...

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SIRENIA Launches Vocalist Search

Norwegian gothic metal band SIRENIA has launched a vocalist search following the recent departure of Danish singer Monika Pedersen due to "musical differences." "We are looking for a talented singer with experience, a cool image and a strong passion for music," the group says in a statement. "Someone who is willing to give the band ...

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SIRENIA Parts Ways With Singer, Seeks Replacement

Norwegian gothic metal band SIRENIA has parted ways with Danish singer Monika Pedersen due to "musical differences." Commented Monika: "After much consideration I have chosen to leave SIRENIA, but I will continue with music. The reason is that we have too many musical differences, and I don't feel like it's the right band for me. ...

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SIRENIA Pulls Out Of THERION's European Tour

According to a posting on THERION's web site, Norwegian/Danish gothic metal band SIRENIA has cancelled its participation in THERION's upcoming European headlining tour "due to lineup problems." THERION added, "As we're on tour and time is short, we won't replace them. THERION will be playing 2.5 hours with a break in between and there will ...

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SIRENIA: Concert Footage From Turkey's ROCK STATION FESTIVAL Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SIRENIA's September 9, 2007 performance at the Rock Station Festival in Ankara, Turkey can be viewed below. As previously reported, SIRENIA was forced to cancel its appearance at the Godzzfest in Kolding, Denmark on September 28 due to transportation problems. SIRENIA's new album, "Nine Destinies and a Downfall", entered the German ...

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SIRENIA Forced To Cancel GODZZFEST Appearance

Norwegian/Danish gothic metal band SIRENIA has issued the following update: "It is with a great deal of frustration and disappointment that we announce that our scheduled show at Godzzfest [taking place September 28-29 at Godset in Kolding, Denmark] will not happen. Due to storms and bad weather in the south of Norway and north of ...

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DEATHSTARS To Support KORN In Europe

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS will support KORN on their upcoming European tour. The dates are as follows: Jan. 13 - UK - Dublin - Ambassador Jan. 14 - UK - Dublin - Ambassador Jan. 16 - UK - Newcastle - Academy Jan. 17 - UK - Glasgow - Academy Jan. 19 - UK ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For Norway's FANTASIFESTIVALEN

Norwegian/Danish gothic metal band SIRENIA has been confirmed for the Fantasifestivalen, set to take place July 13 in Forsand, Norway. "The show will be in a reconstructed viking farmhouse," the group writes on its web site. "The festival will house storytellers, there will be art expositions, a fantasymarket, demonstrations of ancient craftmanship, viking age food, ...

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SWORN AMONGST Signs With RISING RECORDS

Hull, U.K.-based metallers SWORN AMONGST have inked a deal with Rising Records. The band will enter the studio in October/November to record its new album for a tentative February 2008 release. According to the group's official bio, the members of SWORN AMONGST have an average age of only 19 and play "a brutal combination of ...

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SIRENIA: More Dates Announced

Norwegian/Danish gothic metal band SIRENIA has been confirmed for the Screamfest on November 2 in Oslo, Norway. They will also play the Ålborg Metalfestival on November 3 in Ålborg, Denmark. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jun. 16 - Hold Kjeft - Kristiansand, Norway Jun. 23 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For Denmark's GODZZFEST

According to a posting on SIRENIA's web site, the Norwegian/Danish gothic metal band has been confirmed for this year's edition of Godzzfest, set to take place September 28-29 at Godset in Kolding, Denmark. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AS WE FIGHT MERCENARY MNEMIC NAPALM DEATH RAUNCHY SIRENIA THE BONES THE PSYKE ...

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THEATRES DES VAMPIRES Confirmed For Germany's BATTLE OF METAL Festival

Italy's THEATRES DES VAMPIRES has been confirmed for the Battle of Metal open-air festival, set to take place July 5-7, 2007 at Eventzentrum in Geiselwind, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH BELOVED ENEMY BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEATHSTARS DISBELIEF DRONE EISHEILIG EISREGEN ELIS ENSIFERUM HAGGARD HOLY MOSES IMPERIA IN ...

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WINTERDOME Confirmed For Germany's BATTLE OF METAL Festival

German metallers WINTERDOME have been confirmed for the Battle of Metal open-air festival, set to take place July 5-7, 2007 at Eventzentrum in Geiselwind, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH BELOVED ENEMY BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEATHSTARS DISBELIEF DRONE EISHEILIG EISREGEN ELIS ENSIFERUM HAGGARD HOLY MOSES IMPERIA IN EXTREMO ...

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SIRENIA: More European Tour Dates Announced

SIRENIA has scheduled the following tour dates: May 19 - Folken - Stavanger, Norway Jun. 16 - Hold Kjeft - Kristiansand, Norway (first show; all ages) Jun. 16 - Hold Kjeft - Kristiansand, Norway (second show is not all ages) Jun. 23 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium Aug. 16 - Metal Heart Festival ...

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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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IMPERIA Confirmed For Germany's BATTLE OF METAL Festival

Dutch/Norwegian goth metal band IMPERIA has been confirmed for the Battle of Metal open-air festival, set to take place July 5-7, 2007 at Eventzentrum in Geiselwind, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH BELOVED ENEMY BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEATHSTARS DISBELIEF DRONE EISHEILIG EISREGEN ELIS ENSIFERUM HAGGARD HOLY MOSES IMPERIA ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Confirmed For Germany's BATTLE OF METAL Festival

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has been confirmed for the Battle of Metal open-air festival, set to take place July 5-7, 2007 at Eventzentrum in Geiselwind, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH BELOVED ENEMY BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEATHSTARS DISBELIEF DRONE EISHEILIG EISREGEN ELIS ENSIFERUM HAGGARD HOLY MOSES IN EXTREMO KATAKLYSM ...

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SIRENIA Frontwoman To Co-Host 'The DJ PainKiller Show'

SIRENIA frontwoman Monika Pedersen will co-host "The DJ PainKiller Show" on the popular rock/metal online radio station Hard Rock Radio Live. The show will air live on Thursday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. EST / 8:00 p.m. CET. The show, a two-hour blend of old and new rock/metal tunes, has in the past featured great ...

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