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Former ENTOMBED Guitarist Explains Departure

On September 8, Sweden's ENTOMBED announced the departure of original guitarist and songwriter Uffe Cederlund. "The last couple of years weren't much fun," says Cederlund in an exclusive interview in the November issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up. "It feels like we wanted different things in the band, that we have different opinions and values ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Acclaimed Los Angeles quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY, recently dubbed the "#1 metal band you need to know now" by Guitar World, have officially joined the roster of Liquor and Poker Music. The L.A.-based rock label will release the group's new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", on October 18. A rough mix of the new ...

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NICKE ANDERSSON Back On Stage With ENTOMBED

Ex-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson rejoined his former bandmates on stage last weekend at the "Peace and Love Festival" in Borlänge, Sweden. Andersson, who fronts the very successful THE HELLACOPTERS, wasn't filling in as the sticksman again but he was standing in for Uffe Cederlund on guitar while Uffe was on tour with DISFEAR. ENTOMBED have ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE: New Album To Be co-Produced By JACK FROST

Italian metallers MERENDINE ATOMICHE have set "Raw!" as the title of their second full-length album, tentatively due in early 2006. The follow-up to 2003's "Walk Across Fire" will be recorded at New Sin Studios in Treviso, Italy beginning in August 2005 and will be co-produced by SEVEN WITCHES/ex-SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, who will also make ...

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IN FLAMES Win 'Best Hard Rock' Award At Sweden's GRAMMIS

IN FLAMES were honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis", held Monday night (Feb. 7) at China Teatern in Stockholm. Other acts competing for the award were DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED, EUROPE and THE HELLACOPTERS. The bands were each been nominated for their most recent releases, all of which came out during 2004. ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary With Brand New EP

THE HELLACOPTERS' 10-year anniversary party is being held at Mondo in Stockholm on November 4. The band will DJ throughout the evening, with live performances scheduled from GLUECIFER and THE FLAMING SIDEBURNS. 600 tickets will be sold at www.ticnet.se. To coincide with the group's anniversary, THE HELLACOPTERS' new mini-album, "Strikes Like Lightning", is being released ...

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PSYCHOPUNCH To Embark On European Tour

Sweden's PSYCHOPUNCH will kick off a headlining European tour in early November. The trek's grand finale will take place on December 3 in their hometown Västeras, where they will rock the house alongside fellow countrymen ENTOMBED. A complete list of tour dates can be found at www.silverdust.de. PSYCHOPUNCH are touring in support of ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Support BRUCE KULICK In Italy

Italian metallers MERENDINE ATOMICHE have been confirmed as the support act for former KISS/current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick on November 18 in Bassano, Italy. As previously reported, MERENDINE ATOMICHE will take much of the next year to compose the follow-up to 2003's "Walk Across Fire", with plans to return to the recording studio ...

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rEVOLVEr - THE HAUNTED

One listen to "rEVOLVEr", the fourth album in six years from Sweden's prolific THE HAUNTED, and it's clear why they did the not-so-subtle capitalization in the middle of the title. The band is trying to stretch out their sound somewhat, by varying tempos and moods more than ever before, while also bringing back original singer ...

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CANDLEMASS Split Up — Again

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have officially split up — seemingly for the last time. "We are truly sorry to inform you that CANDLEMASS have disbanded!" reads a posting on the group's web site. "This is sad news for us and everybody else that love this fantastic band. There will be no more gigs, no new ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Sign U.S. Deal With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have inked a U.S. deal with Liquor and Poker Music. As part of the agreement, Liquor and Poker Music will handle the American release of the group's most recent CD, "By The Grace Of God", and the second installment of ...

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PSYCHOPUNCH To Record New Album In March

Sweden's PSYCHOPUNCH are scheduled to enter Sunlight Studio in Stockholm on March 6 with producer Tomas Skogsberg (THE HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED, BACKYARD BABIES) to begin recording their new album, "Smashed On Arrival", tentatively due in June via Germany's Silverdust Records. The band had previously released four albums on the White Jazz label. "Smashed On Arrival" will ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Issue Split 7" Single

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, will be releasing a split 7" single with ADAM WEST on March 15 through People Like You Records. THE HELLACOPTERS have recorded "I Get a Sensation" (ADAM WEST cover) and a cover of the LARRY WILLIAMS classic "Boney Maronie", while ...

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THE HAUNTED Win Swedish 'Grammy' For 'Best Hard Rock'

THE HAUNTED have won a Swedish "Grammy" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their 2003 release "One Kill Wonder". The highly acclaimed thrashers, who were recently rejoined by original vocalist Peter Dolving, beat out the likes of OPETH, MUSTASCH, EVERGREY and BACKYARD BABIES to win the award, which was presented to the group ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Frontman Checks In With Latest Update

THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist/vocalist Nicke Andersson (ex-ENTOMBED drummer) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Dear recipients of the rock, "I hope everyone is doing great and that 2004 has treated you good so far! I thought I'd let you know that there are no easychairs around here at camp Hellacopter even ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Outline Upcoming Activities

THE HELLACOPTERS drummer Robert Eriksson has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here we are again, another tour over, this time Australia and I must say this one has been fantastic! A big THANKS goes out to all people involved, friends, bands including M-16'S, WARPED, TURBONEGRO among others, you know who ...

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