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Reroute To Remain - IN FLAMES

Quite remarkable how far this band has come from their ever-so-humble beginnings on a small Swedish death metal label to their internationally successful status of today, having inspired not only a great deal of metal bands in the process, but whose melodic twin guitar attack has already seen its influence seep into the hardcore scene ...

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Storm Before Calm - PRIMORDIAL

Apart from their generally convincing and captivating sound, the great thing about PRIMORDIAL's music is the way it morphs from album to album, each one stronger than the next. There has always been a distinct PRIMORDIAL sound, a hybrid of the best elements of black metal, epic doom metal and a sort of nebulous progressive ...

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THE DEFACED Set Album Title, Commence Recording Process

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have set Karma In Black as the title of their forthcoming sophomore effort, which is currently being produced by Ideberg and Rickard Larsson at Queenstreet Recording studios. 11 songs will be recorded for the CD, including a bonus track for the Japanese ...

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SOILWORK Join IN FLAMES/PAIN European Tour

SOILWORK have apparently replaced BLACKSHINE on the upcoming IN FLAMES/PAIN European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on October 7th in Hamburg, Germany and conclude on November 4th in Helsinki, Finland. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 07 - Hamburg, GER @ Docks Oct. 08 - Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre Oct. 09 - ...

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THE DEFACED Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed the pre-production process for their sophomore effort and will enter the studio in early August to begin recording the album for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to the group's official web site, "the [new] material ...

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Faster Disaster - TERROR 2000

Like other underground hopefuls, TERROR 2000—the side project of SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg—is a band designed to take the formula perfected by the likes of AT THE GATES (circa their classic Slaughter Of The Soul CD) and push the envelope even further, with nary a trace of melody to ...

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Hell's Unleashed - UNLEASHED

Never known as one of the genre's more inventive outfits, Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED established a niche over the course of their previous five full-length albums that has ensured the group a die-hard and loyal following while simultaneously rendering much of their output virtually interchangeable. Despite a five-year break that followed the release of the ...

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COSMIC SPHERE: The New Scandinavian Metal Sensation

COSMIC SPHERE is the name of a new Finnish/Swedish metal act featuring guitarist Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), guitarist Antti Wirman (WARMEN, CRAYDAWN), bassist Tapio Oksanen (CRAYDAWN) and drummer Kristian Enqvist (ex-RISING FAITH). Playing a musical style described as "heavy, energetic and melodic metal in the vein of IN FLAMES/SOILWORK," the band are currently writing songs ...

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SCAR CULTURE Find Replacement Drummer For North American Tour

SCAR CULTURE have lined up drummer Alpheus Underhill to replace Duke Borisov on their upcoming North American tour with HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Borisov, the band's original drummer, was forced to take a hiatus from the group last month. A resident of Los Angeles, Underhill jumped at the opportunity to fly out New York ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Join HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK Touring Package

SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be supporting HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during their upcoming US tour, which is scheduled to kick off on May 12th in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is not presently clear if SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be making an appearance on the bill in addition to the previously-announced SCAR CULTURE, or if ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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SCAR CULTURE Seek Fill-In Drummer For Upcoming Tour

Due to a family emergency, SCAR CULTURE drummer Duke Borisov has been forced to take a temporary hiatus from the band. As a result, the Brooklyn, New York-based group are currently on a frantic search for a fill-in drummer for their upcoming North American tour with HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Interested parties should e-mail ...

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HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK Initial Dates Released

Ticketmaster is currently selling tickets to the following dates on the forthcoming North American tour featuring HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, SCAR CULTURE, and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: May 13 – Pops - Sauget, IL May 15 - Metro - Chicago, IL May 22 - Jaxx Nightclub - W. Springfield, VA May 26 - Krome - South Amboy, NJ A ...

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THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL FESTIVAL

Sweden's THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS bassist/vocalist Christian “Spice” Sjöstrand, have been tapped to replace Spice's previous group, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, as one of the headliners of this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of ...

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THE DEFACED Announce Dutch Mini-Tour

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, will perform the following gigs in Holland at the end of April: Apr. 19 Gigant - Apeldoorn, NETH (w/SACRAMENTAL SACHEM, OUTBURST) Apr. 20 Atak - Enschede, NETH (w/SACRAMENTAL SACHEM, OUTBURST) Apr. 21 013 - Tilburg, NETH (w/SACRAMENTAL SACHEM) ...

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OPETH, HYPOCRISY, Others Join 2000 DECIBEL Line-Up

OPETH, HYPOCRISY, 2 TON PREDATOR, and THE PROJECT HATE are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: 2 ...

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Natural Born Chaos - SOILWORK

Arguably one of the year's most anticipated “underground” metal releases, SOILWORK's Natural Born Chaos has turned out to be a boldly experimental effort for the Swedish outfit, with the group stripping away some of the unadulterated aggression that characterized their earlier releases in favor of a substantially more melodic approach. Of course, much of what ...

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2 TON PREDATOR Added To 2000 Decibel Festival

Swedish sludge-meisters 2 TON PREDATOR have been added to the list of artists performing at the third installment of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The confirmed acts so far are as follows: 2 TON PREDATOR ENTOMBED WITCHERY MANINNYA BLADE ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Set Japanese Release Date For Debut CD

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will issue their debut album, entitled Repent, through Soundholic Records in Japan on May 22nd. A March/April European release through Helsingborg, Sweden-based label Cold Records is expected. As previously reported, Repent was recorded at Studio Underground and features guest appearances by THE HAUNTED frontman Marco Aro, as ...

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