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SABATON Replaces SAVAGE CIRCUS At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

Swedish metallers SABATON have replaced SAVAGE CIRCUS on the billing of the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The lineup is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS DEATHSTARS DESTRUCTION DISMEMBER HAMMERFALL HELLOWEEN LUMSK MACHINE MEN MAYHEM MINISTRY NAGLFAR NARNIA ONE MAN ...

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MORTIIS Completes Remix For I:SCINTILLA

Norway's legendary eccentric artist Mortiis recently completed a remix for industrial metal band I:SCINTILLA. No release information has yet been made available on the remixed track, which has been dubbed "Havestar (La Malediction Mix)". Mortiis had previously completed remixes for such artists as DEATHSTARS, TECHNOPHOBIA, GIRLS UNDER GLASS and DOPE STARS INC. As previously reported, ...

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DESTRUCTION, PARAGON Confirmed For Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

DESTRUCTION and PARAGON have been confirmed for the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS DEATHSTARS DESTRUCTION DISMEMBER HAMMERFALL HELLOWEEN LUMSK MACHINE MEN MAYHEM MINISTRY NAGLFAR NARNIA ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD ...

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GOREFEST, MENDEED Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

GOREFEST, MENDEED and JUSTICE have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. In addition, BLIND GUARDIAN will appear at the event as special guests but will not perform. The band will hold a listening session for their upcoming album, "A Twist in the Myth" ...

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ENGEL To Film 'Calling Out' Video

ENGEL, the new Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), and vocalist Mangan Klavborn, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Our gig at the Rock Hard Festival last weekend went wonderful! Great crowd, wonderful weather, and the ...

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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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LIV KRISTINE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

LIV KRISTINE (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) is the final artist confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. Kristine will be performing with a classical string quartet and various other guests, including Devon Graves (DEADSOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ). The complete festival billing ...

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DEATHSTARS Announce New Session Guitarist

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have announced the addition of session guitarist Cat for all the upcoming festival gigs and tours this summer and fall. His first gig with the band was at the Close-Up Festival in Stockholm, Sweden on April 15. Upcoming DEATHSTARS shows: May 01 - Vienna, AUT @ Prater Festival May 26 - Kristianstad, SWE ...

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SODOM, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SODOM and JON OLIVA'S PAIN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL JON OLIVA'S PAIN KATAKLYSM ...

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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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MORBID ANGEL, 1349, FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MORBID ANGEL, 1349 and FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS ANGEL BLAKE APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX DEATHSTARS EXILIA FEAR FACTORY ...

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AMORPHIS, KATATONIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

AMORPHIS and KATATONIA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS ANGEL BLAKE APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX DEATHSTARS EXILIA FEAR FACTORY FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GAMMA ...

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SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY, SCAR SYMMETRY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET and SCAR SYMMETRY have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM ...

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ENGEL Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

ENGEL, the new Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), and vocalist Mangan Klavborn, have parted ways with bassist Robert Hakemo (ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH). A replacement in the shape of Johan Andreassen has already been announced. Together with IN FLAMES' Anders Fridén, ...

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VENOM Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH ...

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BLINDED COLONY Sign With PIVOTAL ROCKORDINGS

Swedish metallers BLINDED COLONY have inked a deal with Pivotal Rockordings. The band will enter Sound Palace Studios later this month to begin the recording process for their sophomore effort. A late 2006 release is expected. BLINDED COLONY was formed in 2000 by guitarists Johan Blomström and Tobias Olsson, and vocalist Niklas Svensson. In 2003, ...

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SATYRICON, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SATYRICON and CALIBAN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH RAGE SATYRICON ...

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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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LORDI Confirmed For EARTHSHAKER FEST Kick-Off Concert

Finnish hard rockers LORDI, whose live show is described as "a combination of theatre, fire and horror," have been confirmed for the Earthshaker Fest kick-off concert on Thursday, July 20 in Kreuth, Germany. More acts for the pre-festival party are expected to be announced soon. This year's Earthshaker Fest is scheduled to take place July ...

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FEAR FACTORY, LACRIMOSA, NEGATIVE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

FEAR FACTORY, LACRIMOSA, NEGATIVE, ANGEL BLAKE, SCAR SYMMETRY, THE OCEAN and PERZONAL WAR have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANGEL BLAKE APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX ...

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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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SCAR SYMMETRY To Release Sophomore Album In May

SCAR SYMMETRY, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring members of THEORY IN PRACTICE, INCAPACITY, and CENTINEX, will release their second album, "Pitch Black Progress", in North America on May 2 via Nuclear Blast Records. The final track listing is as follows: 01. The Illusionist 02. Slaves to the Subliminal 03. Mind Machine 04. Pitch ...

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COMMUNIC, THREAT SIGNAL Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

COMMUNIC and THREAT SIGNAL have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH RAGE SAXON TESTAMENT THREAT ...

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