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DGM To Release 'Hidden Place' In May

Italian progressive metallers DGM, described as "the European answer to SYMPHONY X and DREAM THEATER," will release their fourth album, "Hidden Place", on May 10 through Scarlet Records. The band mixed the CD at Outer Sounds (NOVEMBRE, STORMLORD) in Rome, Italy and mastered it at Mastering Room (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK) in Gotheborg, Sweden. The Japanese ...

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SOILWORK To Release 'Figure Number Five' In May

Sweden's SOILWORK have set "Figure Number Five" as the title for their follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Natural Born Chaos" CD, due in North America on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will surface in Europe on April 21. The complete track listing for "Figure Number Five" is as follows: 01. Rejection Role ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL: Running Order Announced

Norway's second Inferno Festival, which is set to take place from April 17-19 in Oslo's Rockefeller and John Dee clubs, has announced the complete schedule for the event. The full rundown is as follows (closing act first): Thursday, April 17: Rockefeller: THE KOVENANT OPETH ENTOMBED BELPHEGOR 1349 John Dee: TAAKE PERISHED GRAND ALCHEMIST LOST AT ...

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SOILWORK: New Album Pushed Back To May

Sweden's SOILWORK have pushed back the release date to early May for their much-anticipated follow-up to last year's "Natural Born Chaos". The as-yet-untitled album, which will be issued through Nuclear Blast Records, will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Downfall 24 02. Brickwalker 03. Cranking the Sirens 04. Departure Plan 05. Overload 06. Rejection ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Support CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOILWORK In Europe

Massachusetts-based SHADOWS FALL will support CHILDREN OF BODOM and SOILWORK during their European tour in April/May. However, due to their participation in the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in mid-May, SHADOWS FALL will not be able to complete the tour and will be replaced for the last five shows by German melodic black/death metallers ...

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SOILWORK, CHILDREN OF BODOM To Team Up For European Tour

Sweden's SOILWORK and Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM will be teaming up for a European tour this spring. Confirmed dates, according to www.soilwork.com: Apr. 18 - Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan Apr. 19 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller Apr. 20 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Karen Apr. 21 - Lund, SWE @ Mejeriet Apr. 22 - Hamburg, GER ...

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THE DEFACED Complete Video For 'Once In Between'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, the band featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have finished filming a video for the track "Once In Between" off the group's forthcoming "Karma In Black" effort, due in early 2003 through Italy's Scarlet Records. Meanwhile, "the cover artwork [for 'Karma In Black'] has been completed now for ...

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THE DEFACED To Film Video

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, will film a video on Dec. 22 for one of the songs off their recently-completed new album, "Karma in Black". "The video is going to be shot by the same crew that made DARKANE's video for 'Innocence Gone'," guitarist Mattias Svensson wrote ...

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SOILWORK To Commence Recording New CD

Sweden's SOILWORK will enter Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording studios on Dec. 16 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fifth full-length album, due in late spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The band will track all guitars and keyboards at Queenstreet with producer Fredrik Nordström before moving over to Uppsala's Dug-Out Recording to record the drums under the watchful ...

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IN FLAMES: Taiwanese Gig Cancelled

Sweden's IN FLAMES have announced the cancellation of their planned concert at Live Zeit Geist in Taipei, Taiwan on Dec. 12. No reason was given for the cancellation. "Now the European leg of the tour is over, and it's been the most successful, most fun tour we've done so far," the band wrote on their ...

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THE DEFACED Reveal Track Listing For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed work on their sophomore effort, "Karma In Black", for an early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Commented guitarist Mattias Svensson: "The mixing of 'Karma in Black' is done and the result totally speaks for itself. We believe that we ...

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LION'S SHARE Part With Bassist And Drummer, Pursue Outside Projects

Acclaimed Swedish melodic metal act LION'S SHARE have parted ways with Pontus Egberg (bass) and Johan Koleberg (drums) due to personal differences. Lars Chriss (guitar) and Tony Niva (vocals) will continue writing and demoing material for the group's fifth studio album, to be released sometime in late 2003 or early 2004. More information, including samples ...

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THE DEFACED Complete Recordings For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed the recordings for their sophomore effort, Karma In Black, and are preparing to begin mixing the effort for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to guitarist Mattias Svensson, "I can easily say that we've all done ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Part Ways With Vocalist

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have amicably parted ways with vocalist Jonas Sandberg and are currently seeking a replacement. "There's no bad blood between us," reads a statement on the band's official web site. "We wish Jonas all the best and good luck in the future!! Feel free to mail him at: ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Enter Studio To Record Third CD

Innovative cult metallers STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have entered Armoury Studios (FEAR FACTORY, KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, VAN HALEN) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to record their third full-length studio album — their first since 1997's wildly-received City. Devin Townsend, SYL mastermind and guitarist, enthusiastically states: "I often have heard about people wanting a new dominating metal ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Denmark's RAUNCHY have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. RAUNCHY will be performing on the "Pain" stage on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 2:30 PM. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event ...

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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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