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TO/DIE/FOR: More Tour Dates Announced

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Sep. 02 - St Petersburg, RUS @ Red Club Sep. 09 – Kouvola, FIN @ Rytmikatti Sep. 10 – Lahti, FIN @ Cumulus Sep. 29 – Athens, GRE @ Open Theater of Papagou Oct. 01 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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IMMORTAL Tribute Album: More Details Revealed

More details have been revealed about the upcoming IMMORTAL tribute album, "Epimythion - Tribute to Immortal", tentatively due this fall via Greece's Townsend Avalanche Music. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: TRAGEDY BEGINS - "The Sun No Longer Rises" BEYOND DAWN - "Storming Through Red Clouds And Holocaust Winds" ENDWARFMENT - ...

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BLOODLUST V Photos Posted Online

PyroMusic.net has posted over 200 images taken this past weekend's Bloodlust V festival, which took place at Blacktown RSL in Sydney, Australia. The show ran from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. the following morning and featured 17 of Australia's best extreme bands, including DENOUNCEMENT PYRE, CAULDRON BLACK RAM, RAVEN BLACK NIGHT, REV. KRISS HADES, GOSPEL ...

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A New Dawn for the Dead - GOREROTTED

I found "Only Tools and Corpses" by England's GOREROTTED to be one of the better extreme music releases of 2003. The band took elements of punk, grindcore, and death metal, put 'em in a blender with a cup of catchy songwriting, and ended up with a flavorful milkshake of musical atrocity and tongue-in-cheek gore splatter. ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Announce Helsinki Date

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR will be performing at Gloria in Helsinki, Finland on July 16. The concert will be part of the Tuska Open Air after-show festivities. TO/DIE/FOR recently parted ways with guitarist Juppe "J.P." Sutela and replaced him with SOULRELIC axeman Antza Talala. TO/DIE/FOR are continuing to support their latest album, "IV", available now on ...

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SLAYER: Budapest Photos Posted Online

65 photos of pictures of SLAYER's June 23, 2005 performance in Budapest, Hungary have been posted online at HardRock.hu. The group's setlist for the show was as follows: 01. Disciple 02. War Ensemble 03. At Dawn They Sleep 04. Black Magic 05. Necrophiliac 06. Blood Red 07. Born Of Fire 08. Stain Of ...

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ANDY WINTER Offers Updates On WINDS, AGE OF SILENCE

Andy Winter (WINDS, AGE OF SILENCE) has issued the following update on his various projects: "Greetings, everyone! As we're getting closer to the half way mark of the year, I guess this is as good a time as any to write an update about what's been going on lately, and more importantly what's to come. ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Guitarist Juppe "J.P." Sutela has left Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR for "personal reasons," according to a posting on the group's official web site. Replacing Juppe in the band's lineup is SOULRELIC axeman Antza Talala. "[Antza's] duties in TO/DIE/FOR won't affect his devotion for SOULRELIC or vice versa, and he will continue his path in both bands," ...

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THEATRES DES VAMPIRES Sign With DREAMCELL11

Italian band THEATRES DES VAMPIRES, who are now fronted by mistress Sonya Scarlet, have inked a deal with Dreamcell11. The label, part of the Aural Music Group, will release the group's brand-new album, entitled "Pleasure and Pain", in November 2005. According to an official press release, THEATRES DES VAMPIRES's seventh album will represent "a new ...

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KEEP OF KALESSIN Added To IMMORTAL Tribute Album

Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN, featuring Obsidian C. (a.k.a. Arnt Grønbech, also a touring guitarist for SATYRICON) on guitars/bass/synth, have reportedly been confirmed for the upcoming IMMORTAL tribute album, "Epimythion - Tribute to Immortal", tentatively due this fall via Greece's Townsend Avalanche Music. KEEP OF KALESSIN have yet to announce which IMMORTAL track they ...

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IMMORTAL Tribute Album Due In The Fall

Townsend Avalanche Music will be releasing an IMMORTAL tribute album this fall. Entitled "Epimythion - Tribute to Immortal", the collection will feature the following track listing: SUNN O))) – "Cursed Realms Of The Winterdemons" BEYOND DAWN - "Storming Through Red Clouds And Holocaust Winds" VREID - "As The Eternity Opens" OCD+BRAINCONTROLLER - "Pure Holocaust" ENDWARFMENT ...

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LEAVES' EYES Bassist Discusses 'Vinland Saga'

LEAVES' EYES' official web site has posted a short interview with the group's bass player Chris Lukhaup, about the band's upcoming album, "Vinland Saga", due on July 19 (May 30 in Europe) via Napalm Records. Read on: Q: Chris, the recordings for "Vinland Saga" are done. How was it for you? Chris: "The album, 'Vinland ...

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ENTOMBED To Make Exclusive U.K. Appearance At DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Swedish metal legends ENTOMBED will make an exclusive U.K. appearance at the first-ever Damnation Festival on October 16, 2005 at Jilly's Rockworld, Manchester. The death 'n' roll titans will headline the newly sponsored Terrorizer Stage as the U.K.'s leading extreme metal magazine and finest U.K.-focused festival combine forces. They will be joined by grindcore monsters ...

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THE COLLISON To Be Joined By ENTWINE Guitarist

THE COLLISION, the new Finnish band consisting of former members of BEFORE THE DAWN, are currently in the studio recording their debut EP, tentatively due later in the year. Since the band's guitarist Marko Lehto has to complete his mandatory Finnish military service, THE COLLISION have recruited Tom Mikkola of ENTWINE as a temporary replacement ...

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DISSECTION: New Album Update

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION entered the studio on February 2 to begin recording their long-awaited third album, the group's first release since 1995's classic album "Storm of the Light's Bane". The recording is taking place at Black Syndicate Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, with DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveidt's brother Emil Nödtveidt (a.k.a. THE DEATHSTARS' Nightmare ...

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Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival: Final Lineup Announced

Greek metallers ROTTING CHRIST will headline this year's Day of Darkness Metalfest, set to take place on Saturday July 9 at Pedigree Corner, Ballylinan, Co Laois in Ireland. Now in its fourth year, the festival will once again bring together bands from Ireland's thriving domestic metal scene with a number of their international peers. Tickets ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO To Begin Writing New Material

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am sorry that I haven't been updating the page lately. I've been busy/lazy... "We [the band KOTIPELTO] will do only one gig this summer and that will be Sauna Open Air in Tampere, Finland June 10th. "The European tour went ...

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