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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY GEORGE ...

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BLITZKRIEG Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Legendary NWOBHM outfit BLITZKRIEG have parted ways with guitarist Paul Nesbitt. "Nesbitt recently became a father for the very first time and he feels that his time with the KRIEG has come to an end," reads a posting on the group's web site. "BLITZKRIEG would like to welcome to the band their new guitarist Guy ...

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PRAYING MANTIS, HOLY MOSES Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

PRAYING MANTIS and HOLY MOSES are the latest confirmed acts for this year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BLITZKRIEG CANDLEMASS GIRLSCHOOL GOATHORN ICARUS WITCH IVORY TOWER MARTYR METAL INQUISITOR MILES BEYOND OCTOBER 31 ...

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ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG and THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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MORTIIS Completes DEATHSTARS Remix

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS recently completed a remix for DEATHSTARS' new album. The song, entitled "Blitzkrieg (Driven On Mix)", will appear on a limited-edition version of the Swedish band's upcoming CD, "Termination Bliss", due out January 27, 2006 on Nuclear Blast. MORTIIS had previously completed remixes for such artists as TECHNOPHOBIA, GIRLS UNDER GLASS ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS are the latest confirmed act for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BLITZKRIEG CANDLEMASS GIRLSCHOOL GOATHORN ICARUS WITCH IVORY TOWER MARTYR METAL INQUISITOR MILES BEYOND OCTOBER 31 ORDER OF ...

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ULYSSES SIREN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers ULYSSES SIREN are the latest confirmed act for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BLITZKRIEG GIRLSCHOOL GOATHORN ICARUS WITCH IVORY TOWER MARTYR METAL INQUISITOR MILES BEYOND OCTOBER ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL are the latest confirmed act for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BLITZKRIEG GIRLSCHOOL GOATHORN ICARUS WITCH IVORY TOWER MARTYR METAL INQUISITOR MILES BEYOND OCTOBER 31 ORDER ...

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GOATHORN, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

GOATHORN (Canada), VISIONS OF ATLANTIS (Austria), IVORY TOWER (Germany), PYRAMAZE (USA) and MILES BEYOND (USA) are the latest confirmed acts for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BLITZKRIEG (UK) GOATHORN (Canada) ICARUS WITCH ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's 'Concerto Suite For Electric Guitar' DVD To Receive U.S. Release

Yngwie Malmsteen's "Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra" will receive its long-awaited North American release on DVD on November 1, 2005, via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The DVD was filmed in 2001 with the New Japan Philharmonic, conducted by Taizo Takemoto. It was initially released overseas only, and North American fans have eagerly awaited its ...

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Memento Mori - WITHERED

Well goddamn, here's case where the press release comparisons to early Swedish death metal are right on point! Take the motoring riff blasts of DISMEMBER, UNLEASHED, and early ENTOMBED, blend in the grime of a HIGH ON FIRE, add a quart of sludge, and you've got Atlanta's WITHERED. Now that's a damn tasty mixed drink. ...

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Former RAMONES Drummer Becomes Radio DJ

Former RAMONES drummer Marky will become a Sirius Satellite Radio host on Tuesday, October 4 with the launch of "Marky Ramone's Punk Rock Blitzkrieg". The new weekly, two-hour show will feature punk music from its inception through its current incarnations, and will be heard live each Tuesday on commercial-free Sirius music channel Faction 28 from ...

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VADER Complete Work On 'The Art Of War' Mini-CD

Polish death metallers VADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "The MCD 'The Art of War', containing four brand new tracks plus two intros (both made by Siegmar from VESANIA) and a videoclip, is ready to release. For the first time in the band's history, there's a song entirely written by ...

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The Split Program II - CALIBAN vs. HEAVEN SHALL BURN

Quite an incendiary experience it's been cranking this one up to deafening volumes. Two of Europe's finest metalcore acts on one CD yet again. If you've not had the pleasure of stimulating the senses with albums like HEAVEN SHALL BURN's "Antigone" or CALIBAN's "The Opposite from Within", the split provides a good opportunity to experience ...

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LOST SOUL Added To Entire BLITZKRIEG III European Tour

Polish death metallers LOST SOUL have just scooped a slot (alongside VADER, ROTTING CHRIST and ANOREXIA NERVOSA) on the entire Blitzkrieg III European tour which steamrollers through the continent between September 5 and October 23. LOST SOUL, who were originally only due to lay waste to their native Poland, are fired up about landing the ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE Part Ways With Bassist/Vocalist JASON BLACHOWICZ

Florida-based death metallers DIVINE EMPIRE have parted ways with bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) due to "serious personal and legal issues." Guitarist J.P. Soars and drummer Duane Timlin have already found a replacement and are planning on hitting the road in support of their recently released CD, "Method of Execution", available now on Century Media ...

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LOST SOUL Comment On U.K. Tour With VADER

Polish death metallers LOST SOUL will head out on the road again this month with VADER for a number of dates, which will include the group's debut U.K. appearances. Commented LOST SOUL drummer Adam Sierzega: "We are all very excited about [the tour]. It seems to be a killer tour. VADER is a great band ...

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BLITZKRIEG: New Album Now Available

Legendary NWOBHM outfit BLITZKRIEG have announced that their new album, "Sins and Greed", is fully completed and is available to purchase exclusively ahead of its July 4 release date through the group's label, Metal Nation Records. Please visit www.metalnationrecords.co.uk to order your copy. The follow-up to 2002's "Absolute Power", "Sins and Greed" features ...

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AVENGER To Support Y&T In U.K.

AVENGER, the newly reformed NWOBHM band featuring original members Ian Davison Swift (ex-ATOMKRAFT), Gary Young and Mick Moore, along with new additions Glenn S. Howes (ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG, BLITZKRIEG) and Liam Thompson (DEATH AND BLOOD), will be the main support act on Y&T's upcoming tour of the U.K. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. ...

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BLITZKRIEG Announce New Album Title, Release Date

Legendary NWOBHM outfit BLITZKRIEG have announced that work on the follow-up to 2002's "Absolute Power" has now been completed and the CD is currently being mixed and mastered ready for a July 4 release via Metal Nation Records. Entitled "Sins and Greed", the new album features bass player Paul Brewis, who replaced Andy Galloway in ...

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BLITZKRIEG: Studio Report, Photos Posted Online

Legendary NWOBHM outfit BLITZKRIEG have commenced the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "Absolute Power", tentatively due before the end of the year. The band have posted the following studio report on their official web site: "Work began on the recording of the new BLITZKRIEG studio album at Fred Pursers (ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG, ...

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Win A Personalized DANGEROUS TOYS Gold Album

Perris Records has announced a giveaway of a DANGEROUS TOYS self-titled gold award commemorating 500,000 albums sold. The winner will also get his name on the award. The first 50 customers that buy the "Hollywood Hairspray" DVD from Perris will go into a drawing to win the gold record. The drawing will be held on ...

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