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Former EUROPE Guitarist KEE MARCELLO Resurfaces With K2

K2, the new band led by former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello, will release their debut album, "Melon Demon Divine", on June 17 through Frontiers Records. As a member of EUROPE, Kee recorded two highly successful albums ("Out of This World" and "Prisoners In Paradise") and did three world tours including the one in support of ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SOULFLY have been confirmed for the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. The complete list of bands set to appear at the festival is as follows: A.O.K. ADJUDGEMENT AGNOSTIC FRONT ATROCITY BEATSTEAKS BENEDICTION BILLY TALENT BLOOD FOR BLOOD ...

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DREAM EVIL Set U.S. Release Date For 'The Book Of Heavy Metal'

DREAM EVIL — the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.), drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), and guitarist Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE) — have set a July 13 U.S. release date through Century Media Records for their third album, "The ...

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IN FLAMES To Document World Tour On Upcoming DVD

Sweden's IN FLAMES are documenting their current world tour for a future DVD, tentatively due sometime in 2005. Working with the group on the project is director director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Films, who has previously collaborated with such acts as DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, EVERGREY, TIAMAT and PASSENGER, as well as with ...

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AFTER FOREVER Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

Dutch "gothic metal sensation" AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed for Dynamo Open Air, a one-day Dutch heavy metal festival scheduled to be held Saturday, June 5 in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are headliners SLAYER, plus LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR, NIGHTWISH, DEICIDE, SOULFLY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ILL NINO and MASTODON. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO 'Clears Things Up' On All Things OZZFEST

SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has posted the following message in the "Tour Diary" section of SUPERJOINT's web site: "This is the most infamous Philip H. Anselmo, writing to you fucks on the computer. Just to clear things up, a few hilariously dick headed (what else?) supposed 'truths' out there, about me, the 'zodiac' of ...

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DREAM EVIL: 'The Book Of Heavy Metal' Release Date Pushed Forward

DREAM EVIL's third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal", will be issued on May 24 — one week ahead of its previously announced May 31 release date. The follow-up to last year's "Evilized", "The Book Of Heavy Metal" was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and features special guest appearances by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist ...

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Back To Times of Splendor - DISILLUSION

On the face of it, the industry-standard sleeve adorning "Back To Times of Splendor" (ghostly woman staring mournfully across arid landscape) does precious little to prepare you for the stupendously ambitious music that emanates from it. You also discover that the band is three essentially unknown guys from Germany attempting to piece together black, death, ...

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Exclusive: New DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Speaks Out!

DIMMU BORGIR's session drummer Reno Kiilerich has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about landing a job with what is arguably the most commercially successful black metal band in the world. Kiilerich, who hails from Denmark, was previously a member of several acclaimed death metal groups, including PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM and VILE. His first rehearsal session with DIMMU ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Talks About New Album, Upcoming Tour

Swedish melodic metal outfit EVERGREY will release their new album, "The Inner Circle", on April 27 through InsideOut Music America. The follow-up to 2003's "Recreation Day", "The Inner Circle" sees EVERGREY intensifying their musical ability with the utilization of a string quartet, courtesy of the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, as well as handling all of the ...

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It's Official: DIMMU BORGIR Recruit Session Drummer RENO KIILERICH

As exclusively reported here yesterday, Danish drummer Reno Kiilerich (PANZERCHRIST, VILE, HUMAN ERUPT) has been officially recruited as the session drummer in DIMMU BORGIR for the group's upcoming live appearances, a spokesperson for the band's management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Kiilerich, who rehearsed with DIMMU for the first time on Friday (March 26), ...

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Drummer RENO KIILERICH To Join DIMMU BORGIR?

Reno Kiilerich (PANZERCHRIST, VILE, HUMAN ERUPT) is strongly rumored to have landed the session-drummer gig in DIMMU BORGIR for the group's upcoming live appearances. The Danish skinsman, who rehearsed with DIMMU on Friday (March 26), is expected to join the band during Ozzfest 2004 as well as for the preceding European and South American dates, ...

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It's Official: NEVERMORE Re-Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

As exclusively predicted here on February 27, the Seattle-based band NEVERMORE have officially re-signed with Century Media Records worldwide and are now preparing for a slew of activity in support of "Enemies of Reality", their latest effort. The dynamic quartet will embark on a headlining U.S. tour this summer with support acts to ...

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ASGEIR MICKELSON: 'I'm NOT Going To Play For DIMMU BORGIR'

Drummer Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT) has issued a statement denying that he has been hired to be the session drummer for DIMMU BORGIR during their upcoming live appearances. Mickelson was rumored to have joined the DIMMU ranks as a temporary replacement for Nick Barker, who was unceremoniously "removed" from the group's lineup in January. ...

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DREAM EVIL Set Release Date For 'The Book Of Heavy Metal'

DREAM EVIL, the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have set a May 31 European release date through Century Media Records for their third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal". The follow-up to last ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Video Used In Videogame Trailer

TDK Mediactive is using WITHIN TEMPTATION's video for "Mother Earth" to launch their new game "Knights of the Temple" made for X-Box, PS2, Nintendo and PC. View the trailer here. The "Mother Earth" clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Films, who has previously worked with IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, MNEMIC, LACUNA ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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Spokesperson: ASGEIR Will Not Play Drums For DIMMU BORGIR

A spokesperson for DIMMU BORGIR's management has refuted the report that Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT) has been hired to be the session drummer for DIMMU BORGIR during their upcoming live appearances. Despite reliable reports indicating that Mickelson was in talks to play at least the South American portion of DIMMU's upcoming tour, the management ...

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