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DANZIG Confirmed For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

DANZIG are the latest act to be confirmed for this year's New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to perform at the festival looks as follows: Friday, November 14 ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: Largest First-Week Sales In NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS History

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" sold 6,352 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan, landing at position No. 169 on The Billboard 200 chart. This sales figure stands as the largest first-week SoundScan number ever achieved by a Nuclear Blast/Century Media recording artist. As previously reported, "Death Cult ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: European Chart Positions Announced

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" has entered the European album charts at the following positions: Austria: #14 Finland: #9 France: #35 Germany: #12 Netherlands: #42 Norway: #2 Switzerland: #54 "Death Cult Armageddon" was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the group's "most epic, majestic, somber, evil and grimmest release to ...

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HYPOCRISY's TÄGTGREN Checks In From Recording Studio

Long-running Swedish metal act HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed producer/PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, have entered Tägtgren's Abyss studios to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Catch-22", tentatively due in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. "So far the drums are done. We are on working with a deadline because the plan is to finish the recording ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Enter Norwegian Album Chart At No. 2!

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" has entered the Norwegian Album chart at No. 2, just ahead of IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death", which debuted at No. 3 on the same tally. View the complete chart here. "Death Cult Armageddon" was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the group's ...

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TIAMAT Film New Video

Sweden's TIAMAT have finished filming the promotional video for their new single "Cain" with Revolver Film Company's (www.revolver.se) award-winning director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, WITHIN TEMPTATION, PASSENGER). "Cain", due on September 29 through Century Media Records, will contain a radio edit of the album opener, the straight, up-tempo rocker "Love In Chains", and an exclusive ...

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BRUJERIA Explain Show Cancellation

BRUJERIA, the band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, have issued a statement explaining the cancellation of their previously announced show at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27. According to the band, "the city of South Gate as well at it's police department would not allow the BRUJERIA show to go ...

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BRUJERIA Show Cancelled

BRUJERIA's previously announced show at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27 has reportedly been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. As previously reported, the current BRUJERIA lineup consists of former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), vocalist El Brujo, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo), and ...

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BRUJERIA Announce California Gig

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), will perform at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27. Allen's Theatre is located at 3809 Tweedy Blvd. Click here to view a poster for the show. As previously reported, the current BRUJERIA lineup is completed ...

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PAIN: New Album Delayed Until 2004

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have pushed back the projected release date of their fourth full-length album to early 2004 through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks tentatively set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "Nothing Remains The Same" are: 01. Tear It Up 02. Don't ...

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DREAM EVIL Announce Release Date For New Mini-CD

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the 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), will release a new mini-CD, titled "Children Of The Night", on September 26 in Japan and October 20 in Europe. The disc will feature previously ...

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IN AETERNUM To Support DIMMU BORGIR In Norway

Swedish death/black metallers IN AETERNUM have been confirmed as exclusive support for DIMMU BORGIR on their Norwegian tour in September. All the shows have already been sold out. The dates are as follows: Sep. 13 – Trondheim, NOR - Samfundet Sep. 14 – Hamar, NOR - Hydranten Sep. 16 – Kristiansand, NOR - Bingen Sep. ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Hire SINERGY Axeman For Upcoming Tour

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have recruited SINERGY/ex-STONE axeman Roope Latvala as the session guitarist for the remainder of their world tour in support of their latest CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll". "When [former guitarist] Alexander ["Aku" Kuoppala] left the band we were left in a difficult situation: how to keep on going [without a second guitarist]," ...

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ATOMIZER: New Album Details Revealed

Australian black/death/thrash ensemble ATOMIZER have finalized the track listing for their third studio album, "The Only Weapon Of Choice (13 Odes To Power, Decimation and Conquest)", due in Australia in late September. 13 tracks were recorded for the CD, which has a playing time of roughly 45 minutes. The album will be mixed over the ...

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NIGHTRAGE: Live Pictures Posted Online

NIGHTRAGE, the brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" led by guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), made their live debut at Göteborgs Kalaset festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 11. The four-piece live line-up included Marios on guitar, Brice Leclercq on bass, Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH) on drums, and Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, ...

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NEVERMORE Enter Indie Album Chart At No. 19

NEVERMORE's latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", has entered Billboard's "Top Independent Albums" chart at No. 19. "Top Independent Albums" are current titles that are sold via independent distribution, including those which are fulfilled via major branch distributors. View the whole chart here. In addition, the album has entered the "Top Heatseekers" chart at ...

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NEVERMORE Conquer European Charts

NEVERMORE's latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", appears poised to become the band's most successful offering to date, according to the European chart rankings released by the band's label, Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart In A Dead World", which was recorded at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Set Release Date, Title For 'Best Of' Compilation

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have set a September 3 release date for their forthcoming "Best Of " album, titled "Bestbreeder (1997-2000)", to be released exclusively in Japan through Toy's Factory Records. As an added bonus, the album will include the group's cover of BILLY IDOL's "Rebel Yell", recorded during a recent session at keyboardist Janne ...

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City Officials: BRUJERIA Is A Threat To Society

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, are reportedly receiving resistance from city officials over their previously announced live appearance at Club Alondra (formerly Clark Center Bowl) in Bellflower, California. "BRUJERIA is to play a concert September 4th At Club Alondra. However, the city is afraid of BRUJERIA's reputation ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Release 'Best Of' CD In Japan

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM recently entered keyboardist Janne Warman's Beyond Abilities studio to record a bonus track for the forthcoming "Best Of " album, to be released exclusively in Japan through Toy's Factory Records. "The Japanese record label, for the first three [CHILDREN OF BODOM] albums, wanted to come out with a special album due ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Play Hometown Gig In August

NIGHTRAGE, the brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" led by guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), will perform live at Göteborg's Kalaset festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 11. "We are opening at 18:40 [6:40 p.m. Central European time] for a 30-minute set," says Marios. "We are going to play along ...

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More Bands Rumored For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DEICIDE, NEVERMORE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, HATE ETERNAL, ENTOMBED and KING DIAMOND have reportedly been tapped to perform at New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The complete lineup ...

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HYPOCRISY To Enter Studio In August

Long-running Swedish metal act HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed producer/PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, will enter the studio on August 1 to begin recording their next album, tentatively titled "The Arrival". "We have no titles yet because we will write while recording, so we have no clue how many songs we will have in the end," Peter ...

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'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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