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New Bands Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

BAREHANDED (Slovenia), INMATE (Slovenia), MORTIFERA (Slovenia), SKORBUT (Slovenia), EVIL BARDS (Italy), OUTCRY (Italy), BLEAK ORIGIN (Switzerland), SEPSIS (Austria) and XENESTHIS (Austria) have been confirmed for the "Talent Forum Stage" at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main ...

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IN AETERNUM Announce New Lineup

Swedish death/black metallers IN AETERNUM have announced their new lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David Larsson and drummer Per "Perra" Karlsson in the group's new formation are lead guitarist Erik Kumpulainen and bassist Claes Ramberg. Commented the band: "At the moment we have been rehearsing seven songs: 'A New Dawn', 'Pactum Diaboli', 'No Salvation', 'Spawned by the ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW Finish Mastering New Album

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW mastered their fifth album, "Before the Bleeding Sun", earlier today (March 2) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. "What a ride this has been," the band write on their web site. "We started writing material for this album in late October 2004, that's 16 months ...

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OPETH Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Sweden's OPETH have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KATAKLYSM MY DYING BRIDE NEVERMORE ONE MAN ARMY & THE ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Part Ways With Guitarist MIKA 'ALLI' AHTIAINEN

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have parted ways with guitarist Mika "Alli" Ahtiainen. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "With sad hearts, TO/DIE/FOR has had to let their guitarist Mika 'Alli' Ahtiainen go. "After playing and touring together for years, it just became obvious that we needed to go our separate ways. This ...

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ARCH ENEMY, GOREFEST, HYPOCRISY, MY DYING BRIDE Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

ARCH ENEMY, GOREFEST, HYPOCRISY and MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KATAKLYSM MY DYING BRIDE ...

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Brazil's HEADHUNTER D.C. Finish Recording New Album

Brazil's HEADHUNTER D.C. have finished recording their long-awaited fourth full-length album, "God's Spreading Cancer…", at Casa das Máquinas Studio in Salvador. Playing drums on and producing the new CD is the band's former drummer Thiago Nogueira (also currently in UNGODLY), who stepped into the skinsman role following the dismissal of Daniel Brandão. HEADHUNTER D.C., who ...

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MISERY INC.: 'Fallen Rage' Video Posted Online

Finnish metallers MISERY INC. have uploaded their video for the song "Fallen Rage" at this location. The clip was shot in October-November under the watchful guidance of Jani Saajanaho of Dead Grafix, and was included on the band's recently issued sophomore album, "Random End". It is also featured on Inferno magazine's compilation DVD, ...

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KYLESA Announce Two New Drummers

Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA have issued the following update: "Drummer tryouts went really well — thanks to everyone who made the trek to Savannah. Since the dawn of KYLESA, it was our intention to have two drummers but at the time it didn't pan out. Finally, after five years it has become a reality and ...

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WRATHAGE: Live DVD Now Available

Finnish black metallers WRATHAGE have released a live DVD, entitled "Black Fucking Zodiac". "The DVD includes WRATHAGE's live video from the Jalometalli metal festival with headliners such as DISSECTION, ENTOMBED and EXMORTEM," according to a press release. "WRATHAGE opened up the festival 19th of August 2005. The new live DVD also includes the whole 'Annihilating' ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW Begin Mixing New Album

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW have begun mixing their fifth album, "Before the Bleeding Sun", with Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. "So far, the mixed songs sound exactly what they should sound like," the band write on their web site. "The mixing sessions are going to be ...

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BENEDICTION Confirmed For Germany's F*CK THE COMMERCE Festival

Long-running British extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the 2006 edition of the Fuck the Commerce festival, set to take place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BENEDICTION (UK) DAWN OF DISEASE (GER) DECAPITATED (POL) DEFLORATION (GER) DEMOLITION (AUT) ...

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DAWN OF AZAZEL: Release Date Set For 'Sedition'

Ibex Moon Records has set a March 3 release date for the second studio effort from New Zealand death metallers DAWN OF AZAZEL, entitled "Sedition". The CD contains nine tracks of the band's "most brutal and vicious material to date," according to a press release. DAWN OF AZAZEL are also in the process of working ...

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The Dark Secret – Live In Canada 2005 - RHAPSODY

Utterly ridiculous long before it was even remotely cool, Italian "film score metal" overachievers RHAPSODY have cultivated a slavishly devoted following around the world over a decade-plus of pomp and circumstance. They've also racked up just as many detractors who find their theatrics grossly excessive and their wizards-and-elves spiel to be corny and clichéd. If ...

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DENIAL OF GOD Announce First Live Shows In Five Years

Long-running Danish "black horror metal" band DENIAL OF GOD have announced their first live appearances in five years. The details are as follows: Apr. 01 – Lichtschauspielhaus - Itzehoe, GER (w/ Aeba, Nordafrost, Dawn Of Blood) Apr. 02 - Club de B - Torhout, BEL (w/ DESTROYER 666, REVENGE, PARAGON IMPURE) DENIAL OF GOD recently ...

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INTRONAUT Book Studio Time For Debut Full-Length

California-based progressive metal/rock band INTRONAUT have booked studio time April 7 through April 23 at Shiva Industries (ABYSMAL DAWN, WINTERTHRALL, NOCTUARY, EYES OF FIRE, DREAMS OF DAMNATION) with John Haddad to record their first full-length album. "So far we have five songs completely done and most of twi more," the band write in an update. ...

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EMBEDDED, GUT, INFECDEAD Confirmed For Germany's F*CK THE COMMERCE Festival

EMBEDDED (Germany), GUT (Germany), INFECDEAD (Germany) and PREJUDICE (Belgium) are the latest confirmed bands for the 2006 edition of the Fuck the Commerce festival, set to take place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DAWN OF DISEASE (GER) DECAPITATED (POL) DEFLORATION (GER) DEMOLITION (AUT) DERANGED ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Essential' Two-CD Collection To Arrive In April

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release the two-CD set "The Essential Judas Priest" on April 4. JUDAS PRIEST rocketed out of the tough steel town of Birmingham, England, more than three decades ago, and the 34 songs collected here form nothing less than the very backbone — the pure essence — of heavy metal. This uncompromising ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Announce New Bassist

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, have announced the addition of bassist Carlos Arriola (ex-SAVAGERY) to the group's ranks. Arriola will make his next live appearance with the band on February 19 at Key Club in West Hollywood, California. ABYSMAL DAWN will be performing alongside ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW: New Album Details Revealed

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW have announced the details of their fifth album, "Before the Bleeding Sun", due out in Finland on April 26 via Spinefarm Records. "Before the Bleeding Sun" is the band's first album since their reunion that took place in 2005. The CD was recorded at Tico-Tico ...

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PURE INC. To Release New Album In March: Audio Available

Swiss rockers PURE INC. will release their second album, entitled "A New Day's Dawn", on March 17 via AFM/MV. According to the band, "this album is exactly the kind of rock style we're into at the moment. We love every song on this album 'cos everyone just simply rocks." The follow-up to 2004's "Pure Inc." ...

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PROFANE OMEN Sign With DETHRONE MUSIC

Finnish thrash/melo-death band PROFANE OMEN have inked a deal with Dethrone Music. The group are scheduled to record their debut album over a three-week period beginning on January 27 at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali. A late spring release is expected. In other news, PROFANE OMEN have parted ways with drummer Mika ...

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