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ROTTING CHRIST, ONKEL TOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

ROTTING CHRIST and ONKEL TOM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. DARK FUNERAL will perform a one-hour set on the festival's "Blackstage" on Saturday, Aug. 2 beginning at 7:15 p.m. The complete ...

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CHIMAIRA Confirmed For OZZFEST's Second Stage

CHIMAIRA have been added to the lineup of bands performing on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest. The group will join the trek on July 31 and will have a rotating slot with all of the other bands on the second stage with the exception of VOIVOD and CRADLE OF FILTH. Prior to their ...

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SOILWORK Announce New Drummer

Sweden's SOILWORK have recruited drummer Richard Evensand (EBONY TEARS, DOG FACED GODS, SORCERER) to replace Henry Ranta, who quit the group last week in order to dedicate more time to his personal life. Check out pictures of Evensand at this location. Richard made his live debut with the group at this past weekend's ...

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SEVENTH ONE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish power metallers SEVENTH ONE are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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Drummer HENRY RANTA Quits SOILWORK!

Drummer Henry Ranta has left Sweden's SOILWORK in order to dedicate more time to his personal life. "After playing in SOILWORK for five years, our dear friend and drummer Henry Ranta has decided that he can no longer continue to play in SOILWORK," the band said in an official statement announcing Ranta's departure from the ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

CARPATHIAN FOREST are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE DARK ...

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METALIUM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's METALIUM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CIRCLE II CIRCLE DARK AGE DARKANE ...

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COSMIC SPHERE: First Demo Clip Posted Online

COSMIC SPHERE, the new Finnish/Swedish/American metal act featuring guitarist Antti Wirman (WARMEN, CRAYDAWN), bassist Tapio Oksanen (CRAYDAWN), drummer Kristian Enqvist (ex-RISING FAITH), and vocalist Shawn McPherson (HOSTILE GROOVE), have posted an MP3 clip of the demo track "I Don't Wanna Lie" at this location. The band, who describe their musical style as "heavy, ...

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WITHIN Y Sign With HAMMERHEART RECORDS

Gothenburg, Sweden-based death/thrash metallers WITHIN Y have inked a multi-album deal with Holland's Hammerheart Records. The band, who are said to perform "a furious and modern mix of melodic death and haunting thrash metal in the vein of bands like THE HAUNTED, SOILWORK and IN FLAMES," will enter Gothenburg's Meta4 Studios in August to begin ...

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SUIDAKRA Finalize Track Listing For 'Signs For The Fallen'

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have finalized the track listing for their sixth CD, "Signs For The Fallen", due in Europe on July 28 through Century Media Records. The album, which was once again produced by Andy Classen (KRISIUN, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, HOLY MOSES) at Stage One Studios in Bühne, Germany, will contain the following ...

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As The Palaces Burn - LAMB OF GOD

"With trembling hands you'll beg for mercy / I'll show you none," roars LAMB OF GOD front man Randy Blythe in "Purified". It's a fitting battle cry for the sophomore release from the Richmond, Va. quintet, for "As The Palaces Burn" — with points docked only for brevity (three years yields just 38 minutes?) — ...

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TERROR 2000 To Support DESTRUCTION In Japan

TERROR 2000, the side project of SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg, will embark on their first-ever Japanese tour in support of DESTRUCTION in late May. The tour, dubbed "Thrash Disaster", will consist of two shows at Shibuya Club Quattro in Tokyo on May 27-28. TERROR 2000's sophomore CD, "Faster Disaster", ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN OPEN AIR: Complete Lineup Revealed

BLIND GUARDIAN have announced the final running order for the inaugural installment of the Blind Guardian Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 13-14 at BGS Open Air Arena in Coburg/Bamberg, Germany. As previously reported, BLIND GUARDIAN will headline the festival on both evenings with two different sets, which were chosen ...

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ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup and running order has been announced for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. It is as follows: Saturday, June 7: 01. GOD DETHRONED 02. TRIBE AFTER TRIBE 03. CIRCLE II CIRCLE (feat. guest appearance by Jon Oliva) 04. TROUBLE 05. ...

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SOILWORK Guitarist: 'DEVIN TOWNSEND Is A Machine'

SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers recently spoke to Chart Attack about the recording process for the new record, "Figure Number Five", after working with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend on the band's last album, 2002's "Natural Born Chaos". "Well, one thing was to be extremely anal," Wichers said. "When it came to recording, [Devin] was ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

DEATH ANGEL are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will perform at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, which will include the only European appearance by the reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE. ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

KREATOR have replaced AMON AMARTH on the bill for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. No reason was given for AMON AMARTH's withdrawal from the event. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for ...

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SOILWORK Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

SOILWORK are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for which will be announced during the coming weeks. The list ...

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THE DEFACED: Video Posted Online

Sweden's THE DEFACED, the band featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have posted a video for the track "Once In Between" online at this location. "Once In Between" comes off the group's forthcoming "Karma In Black" CD, due in the U.S. on March 25 and in Europe on April ...

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