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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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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Shape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Individual day tickets ...

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EL MAGO Go Acoustic On Upcoming Demo

Sweden's EL MAGOfeaturing TERROR 2000 guitarist Nick Swordhave decided to go in the studio and record some of their acoustic songs in demo form for possible release later in the year. This latest move follows the rousing success of the band's acoustic gigs, which have reportedly turned out to be very popular. As previously reported, ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To "Repent" In March/April

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will issue their debut album, entitled Repent, through Helsingborg, Sweden-based label Cold Records during March/April. Recorded at Studio Underground, Repent will feature guest appearances by THE HAUNTED frontman Marco Aro, as well as SOILWORK's Peter Vildoer and Bjorn "Speed" Strid. The full track listing for Repent is ...

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ENTOMBED, WITCHERY, Others Join 2000 DECIBEL Bill

ENTOMBED, WITCHERY, MANINNYA BLADE, DREAM EVIL and HUMAN RACE have been added to the list of artists performing at 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: ENTOMBED WITCHERY MANINNYA BLADE DREAM EVIL HUMAN RACE ...

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SOILWORK: "Chaos" European Tentative Release Date Set

SOILWORK's upcoming fourth full-length album, Natural Born Chaos, is tentatively scheduled to be released in Europe on March 20th via Nuclear Blast Records. Natural Born Chaos was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producers Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Fredrik Nordstrom, and it includes a guest appearance by Townsend in the track ...

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TERROR 2000 Tentative Release Date Set

Further to the item we posted here a couple of days ago, TERROR 2000the side project of SOILWORK vocalist Bjrn "Speed" Strid and DARKANE guitarist Klas Idebergwill issue their sophomore CD, tentatively titled Faster Disaster, in late April in Europe through Italy's Scarlet Records and shortly thereafter in the USA through Nuclear Blast Records. The ...

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SOILWORK's "Shadow" Tales

The Swedish version of SOILWORK's track “Mercury Shadow”, which is scheduled to appear as a bonus cut on the Japanese edition of the group's upcoming CD, entitled Natural Born Chaos, will carry the title "Kvicksilver" (Swedish word for “mercury”). In related news, drummer Erik Thyselius, who is presently pounding the skins for TERROR 2000 (the ...

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SOILWORK Get "Chaotic" In March, Pursue Side Projects

SOILWORK's upcoming fourth full-length album will be entitled Natural Born Chaos, and it will feature the following track listing: 01. Follow The Hollow 02. As We Speak 03. The Flameout 04. Natural Born Chaos 05. Mindfields 06. The Bringer 07. Blackstar Deceiver (feat. Devin Townsend) 08. Mercury Shadow 09. No More Angels 10. Song Of ...

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SOILWORK Complete Work On "Best Album We Ever Did"!

SOILWORK have completed mixing their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album with producers Devin Townsend and Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden for a March release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Peter Wichers, the new CD consists of 10 tracks and is “definitely the best album we ever did”. Among the tracks that ...

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Nov 07, 2001

More information has surfaced regarding the behind-the-scenes events leading up to the announced STUCK MOJO reunion show, which is scheduled to take place on New Year's Eve at an as-yet-undisclosed venue in Atlanta, Georgia. According to informed sources, STUCK MOJO will be joined by new bassist/vocalist Keith Watson (formerly of Charlotte, North ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 1

Through no effort of their own—and as a result of a chain of events that they clearly had no control over—it appears that ANTHRAX the band has been getting an increased amount of coverage through media outlets that wouldn't have normally covered the group. Here is a sampling of recent online articles ...

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Archive News Sep 11, 2001

Desperately seeking to make peace to everyone who has previously supported the group in an attempt to rebuild a career that has inarguably seen its best days, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is continuing to reach out to former foes through personal postings via the group's official web site at www.megadeth.com. In the wake of ...

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Archive News Aug 23, 2001

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger (formerly of SOLINGER), have nearly completed work on their upcoming CD, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is due to be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. Apparently, several songs have yet to be mixed and other packaging-related issues have to ...

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Archive News Aug 20, 2001

Sweden's high-tech thrashers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed as the support band for TOOL's upcoming headlining US tour, beginning with the September 6th show in St. Paul, Minnesota. Here are the announced dates for the trek:

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Sept. 06 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

Sept. 07 - Madison, ...

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Archive News Aug 06, 2001 - update 2

Australia's ALCHEMIST have signed a three-album recording deal with Relapse Records for the whole world except Australia, where they will remain with Chatterbox Records. As part of the deal, Relapse will issue the band's Organasm CD worldwide in October. The band is currently writing new material for a new studio album, which is due ...

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Archive News Jul 13, 2001

CRADLE OF FILTH have issued a statement slamming their US label, Spitfire Records, for not releasing an “enhanced” version of the group's current album, Bitter Suites To Succubi, and failing to inform the band of the change in plans. According to the statement, “the USA version of the BSTS CD should also ...

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