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SATYRICON Pull Out Of Slovenia's METALCAMP; KREATOR, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Step In

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Commented the festival organizers: "Asking [the band's tour agency] for the reasons for the cancellation of the performance, we only got evasive answers and the certainty [is] that SATYRICON prefer to ...

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Crucifire - SAVIOURS

I am told that SAVIOURS falls into a hot new category called "hipster metal" that is also inhabited by bands like THE SWORD (and there are similarities between the two acts). Considering that a generally stoner rock (the metallic end) delivery with fat riffing, rumbling bass, earthy tones and old school metal fundamentals is what ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Record New Album In The Summer

BLOODSIMPLE guitarist Mike Kennedy (ex-VISION OF DISORDER) has issued the following update: "We are home and I'm writing to your from good ol' crooklyn NY. Working out some mean material for the new record. The new tunes are sounding killer so far and we should be hitting the studio in the summer to start tracking ...

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ROB ROCK: Live DVD Postponed

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has posted the following message at his official web site: "Special thanks to the fans that attended OwenFest in Germany and Elements of Rock in Switzerland. We had a great time and appreciate your enthusiastic support. "The live DVD [which was supposed to be filmed at ...

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DIO: More Tour Dates Announced

DIO have lined up the following tour dates during the coming months: May 27 - Roeselare, BEL @ Schwung Festival May 28 - Saarbrucken, GER @ The Garage May 30 - Munich, GER @ Elserhalle Jun. 01 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn Jun. 02 - Ulm, GER @ Tent Festival Jun. 03 - Frankfurt, GER ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Record DIO Cover For Upcoming Compilation

MTV.com is reporting that KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will begin writing fresh material in July for the follow-up to 2004's "The End of Heartache" — an album Roadrunner Records hopes to be able to release in November, the group's bassist Mike D'Antonio said. He added that the band's also just recorded a cover of DIO's "Holy Diver" ...

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SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, BLIND PETITION and ASTERIUS 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 (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL ...

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Holy Diver Live - DIO

I take absolutely no pleasure in doing this, because Ronnie James Dio is one of my personal heroes, a man who's lived it all, done it all and exuded nothing but class all the way. He's the reason some of my all-time albums are my favorites. I won't even dignify an idiot's "Ozzy or Dio?" ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Has No Plans To Rejoin BLACK SABBATH

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio's (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Just to put the BLACK SABBATH reunion rumors to rest, here is the inside scoop from Wendy Dio [Ronnie's wife/manager]: Ronnie was in the U.K. to do promo for the new 'Holy Diver Live' CD ...

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ENTHRALLMENT Confirmed For Bulgaria's MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival

Bulgarian brutal death metallers ENTHRALLMENT have been confirmed for the Monsters of Rock festival, set to take place August 3-7 at the Black Sea resort of Varna in Bulgaria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABLEPSIA ANNIHILATOR ATROCITY AXEL RUDI PELL BRAZEN ABBOT CELTIC FROST CORNAMUSA DELIRIOUS DISBELIEF DIVA INT. ...

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RIOT: More European Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have revised their European tour itinerary. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 08 – Keep It True Festival – Lauda–Konigshofen, GER Apr. 09 - Lintfabriek - Kontich, BEL Apr. 11 - Spirit Of 66 – Verviers, BEL Apr. 12 - Music Hall – Weiher, GER Apr. 14 ...

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SATYRICON, CALIBAN, MAROON Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP 2006 Festival

SATYRICON, CALIBAN and MAROON have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Meanwhile, SAXON cancelled their participation in the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS ...

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DIO: Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY Back In The Fold

According to a posting on DIO's official web site, guitarist Craig Goldy "has recovered his illness and is back in the fold," writing and rehearsing for the band's new album and tour. Craig was previously said to have hurt his arm last fall while touring with DIO in Russia. Goldy initially tried to continue playing ...

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HOLY MOSES: 'Reborn Dogs' Reissue Detailed

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES have revealed the complete track listing for the upcoming reissue of their 1992 album "Reborn Dogs", due on March 31 via Armageddon Music. The CD features a full booklet with all lyrics, new liner notes, modified artwork and never-before-seen photos of frontwoman Sabina Classen and HOLY MOSES. The album also ...

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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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HOLY SOLDIER: 'Live, Rare And Raw' DVD Details Revealed

More details have been released about the upcoming limited-edition DVD featuring HOLY SOLDIER's never-before-released video clips from their first two CDs as well as some rare clips from the bands personal archives, plus footage from a recent performance at a Christian metal festival called Up From The Ashes. Due on April 22 via Roxx Productions, ...

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