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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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PROFANE OMEN Schedule German Tour Dates

Finnish thrash/melo-death band PROFANE OMEN will shortly hit the road to do their first gigs outside Finland. The band's current mini-CD, "Adrenaline", was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was produced by Panu Willman (ex-ENTWINE/BEFORE THE DAWN, currently in DARK FILTH FRATERNITY). PROFANE OMEN will be teaming up with ...

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ACCEPT: New Live Video Posted Online

A short video of the reunited ACCEPT performing in Russia late last month has been posted online at Accept-Udo.de (.zip file). As previously reported, ACCEPT played their very first reunion show in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 25. The group's set list was as follows: 01. Starlight 02. Living For Tonight 03. London ...

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CENTINEX: 'World Declension' Release Date Announced

Sweden's CENTINEX will release their new album, "World Declension", on June 27 via Cold/Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos", "World Declension" was recorded at Black Lounge studios and will be released in North America via Candlelight Records USA. "World Declension" track listing: Chapter I - "Visions Of Armageddon" 01. ...

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EPICA And PAIN OF SALVATION To Headline PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

EPICA and PAIN OF SALVATION have been confirmed as the headliners of this year's edition of ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 1-2 in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The complete festival billing is as follows: Saturday, October 1: DISILLUSION (Germany) THROES OF DAWN (Finland) ORPHANED LAND (Israel) NOVEMBERS DOOM (USA) GREEN CARNATION (Norway) EPICA ...

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CENTINEX: 'World Declension' Due In June

Sweden's CENTINEX have finished mastering their new album, "World Declension", due late June via Cold/Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos", "World Declension" was recorded at Black Lounge studios and will be released in North America via Candlelight Records USA. "World Declension" track listing: Chapter I - "Visions Of Armageddon" ...

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DISSECTION To Perform As 'THE SOMBERLAIN' At STOCKHOLMROCK REVELATION II Festival

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will reportedly play under a fake name (THE SOMBERLAIN) on May 21 at the StockholmRock Revelation II festival at Kägelbanan in Stockholm, Sweden. Also scheduled to perform on the bill are INSISION and KAAMOS. For more information, visit www.stockholmrock.com. Late last year, DISSECTION released their comeback single/EP, "Maha ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: In Writing Mode

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio of the Philadelphia-based metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "SINGLE BULLET THEORY is currently in 'write mode.' We have three [new] songs done at this point ('Dawn of Inequity', 'Letting Go' and 'The Me I Used to know') and are churning out some of ...

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ACCEPT: Set List From First Reunion Show Revealed

German metal legends ACCEPT played their very first reunion show in St. Petersburg, Russia on Monday, April 25. The group's set list was as follows: 01. Starlight 02. Living For Tonight 03. London Leatherboys 04. Metal Heart 05. Love Child 06. Breaker 07. Bass Solo / Head Over Heels 08. Neon Nights 09. Guitar Solo: ...

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DAWN OF DISEASE Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

German death metallers DAWN OF DISEASE have parted ways with drummer Sebastian Timper. "This decision was necassary because of several differences between Sebastian and the rest of the band [during the recent months]," the band write in a statement. "We thank Sebastian for the time we have played together and we wish him the best ...

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CENTINEX: 'World Declension' Track Listing Revealed

Sweden's CENTINEX have finalized the track listing for their new album, "World Declension", due later in the year via Cold/Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos", "World Declension" was recorded at Black Lounge studios and will be released in North America via Candlelight Records USA. "World Declension" track listing: 01. ...

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Fans' Tribute To CELTIC FROST Posted Online

CELTIC FROST's official web site has created a separate page for the fans' musical tribute to the Swiss avant-garde metal outfit. Currently available for download on the site are the following tracks: "Dethroned Emperor" - MANNAZ "Pandemonium Phallic Tantrum" - AMARNA SKY "Isolation Blooms" - PAUL IS DEAD "The Usurper" - HEADDIRT "Eternal ...

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SUBSONIC's New Video To Feature Model ANGEL DAWN MASSIE

The second video from SUBSONIC's "No Such Soul" CD will feature model Angel Dawn Massie, who is perhaps best known for her photos for Dean Guitars. The video, which is being shot in Chicago next week, is being directed by Jason Meudt of Vision 4 Films and is the follow-up to the the first single, ...

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THE AURORA PROJECT Confirmed For Holland's PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

Dutch atmospheric progressive rock/metal band THE AURORA PROJECT have been added to the lineup of acts performing at the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 1-2 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, the Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 1: GREEN CARNATION (Norway) NOVEMBERS DOOM (USA) ORPHANED LAND ...

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THE COLLISION Announce New Drummer

THE COLLISION, the new Finnish band consisting of former members of BEFORE THE DAWN, have announced the addition of drummer Markus Jokinen to the group's ranks. As previously reported, THE COLLISION have posted a live video of the track "Break My Bones" at their official web site. The clip, which was shot on January 29, ...

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NIRVANA: Unofficial DVD Releases Hit The Market

A Kurt Cobain documentary, "The Early Life of a Legend", featuring biographical information, film footage and exclusive interviews with those closest to NIRVANA, is now available at all major record stores and can also be purchased via the Chrome Dreams web site and Amazon store. An Amazon.com description of the DVD follows: "Ten years after ...

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DEW-SCENTED and JUSTICE Confirmed For Germany's BRETTHART OPEN AIR Festival

DEW-SCENTED and JUSTICE are the latest artists confirmed for Bretthart Open Air 2005, a three-day event set to take place June 16-18 in Limbach (near Heilbronn), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DARK RAIN DARKSEED DAWN OF DISEASE DEW-SCENTED DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EQUILIBRIUM JUSTICE LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE LEGACY MIRROR OF DECEPTION PSYCHOPUNCH SAMAEL ...

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