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It's Official: Vocalist MESSIAH MARCOLIN Is Out Of CANDLEMASS

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have posted the following message on their official web site: "You have heard the rumours and it is with a heavy heart we must make this official. The band have tried to solve the situation several times, but Messiah cannot be persuaded to sing on the new album. His attitude and ...

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PHENOMENA Triple-CD Digipack To Arrive In December

Escape Music has announced the forthcoming release of a triple-CD digipack which combines the first three PHENOMENA albums. These three classic recordings include an all-star cast of musicians that include Glenn Hughes, Brian May, Ray Gillan, Scott Gorham and Don Airey, plus many others. All three albums are of the highest quality, and the re-mastered ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Metal, Doom And Garlic'

The following message was posted on CANDLEMASS' official web site: "Leif [Edling, CANDLEMASS bassist/songwriter] is busy doing cool stuff outside of C-MASS. Once a month he has got Klubb Sabotage at Bröderna Olsson, Folkungagatan 84 in Stockholm. It's a garlic place with great food, and in the basement different DJs play country/rockabilly/punk etc during the ...

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DEW-SCENTED Prepares To Enter Studio

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have issued the following update: "We have 12 new songs completed and are working on some cool cover version idea for the upcoming album which will be released early 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records. Starting by the end of October, we will record with our friend Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studio (GOD ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour Asia, U.K. This Fall

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker has announced that he will be touring Asia and the U.K. in November/December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 13 - Osaka, Japan at Hatch Namba Nov. 14 - Nagoya, Japan at Diamond Hall Nov. 16 - Tokyo, Japan at Nakano Sunplaza Nov. 17 - Tokyo, Japan at Nakano Sunplaza ...

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Tales of Rock 'N' Roll - MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP

Considering the U.S. release date was August 1st and the disc arrived sometime thereafter, the review arrives a tad late. But hey, it's the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, so better late than never. After 25 years (not counting the early UFO/SCORPIONS work), the German guitar god can still squeeze out a phenomenal batch of weepy chords, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Pulls Out Of U.K.'s GUITARFEST

Michael Schenker (MSG, ex-UFO, SCORPIONS) has cancelled his appearance at Guitarfest 2006, set to take place Sunday, September 24 at Cocks Moors Woods Centre in Birmingham, England. According to a posting on the Guitarfest web site, Schenker "has unfortunately had to 'bow out' of Guitarfest 2006, due to unforeseen personal circumstances. These circumstances are sadly ...

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CANDLEMASS: MESSIAH Will Sing On New Album

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS have posted the following message on their official web site: "In a conversation with the label Nuclear Blast, Messiah Marcolin has agreed to sing on the upcoming CANDLEMASS album. It will happen sometime in September/October. Some contractual stuff has to be sorted out first, but things look very promising at ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'MSG Is Finished And I Am Not Inspired Anymore'

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, ex-UFO, SCORPIONS) has posted several personal letters on his official web site, including a recent e-mail exchange with MSG's last vocalist, Jari Tiura, whom Schenker previously blamed for the cancellation of the group's U.S. tour. The e-mail exchange reads as follows: Tiura: "Hi Michael, how are you? This situation is ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: U.S. Tour Pushed Back To 2007

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker's web site has been updated with the following message: "Due to the serious familiar problems of MSG singer Jari Tiura, we're sad to announce that the planned U.S. tour from MSG in autumn 2006 has to be deferred to 2007. The new dates will be announced as soon as possible." MICHAEL ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Asian Dates Announced

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) has lined up the following dates in the Far East during November: Nov. 13 - JPN - Osaka - Hatch Namba Nov. 14 - JPN - Nagoya - Diamond Hall Nov. 16 - JPN - Tokyo - Nakano Sunplaza Nov. 17 - JPN - Tokyo - Nakano Sunplaza Nov. 18 - ...

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TWISTED INTO FORM to Release Long-Awaited Debut Next Month

TWISTED INTO FORM, the Norwegian band featuring Kaj Gornitzka (guitar, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT), Erik Aadland (bass), David Husvik (drums, EXTOL) and Leif J. Knashaug (vocals, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT session), will release its long-awaited debut album, "Then Comes Affliction to Awaken the Dreamer", on September 19 via Sensory Records. The CD was recorded between January 2004 and March ...

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CANDLEMASS: Post-MESSIAH Albums To Be Re-Released With Bonus Tracks

GMR Music has announced plans to re-release the CANDLEMASS albums "Chapter VI" (1992) and "Dactylis Glomerata" (1998) as double remastered discs. "Chapter VI" will include the "Sjunger Sigge Furst" EP as bonus tracks plus a live DVD disc and "Dactylis Glomerata" will contain an entire previously unreleased album. Each reissue will be sold for the ...

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Founding NIHILIST Guitarist Passes Away

According to Tartarean Desire, former NIHILIST guitarist Leif "Leffe" Cuzner recently passed away in Montreal, Canada. Leif was one of the founding members of NIHILIST, the legendary Swedish death metal act he formed in 1987 together with Alex Hellid (ENTOMBED) and Nicke Andersson (THE HELLACOPTERS, ex-ENTOMBED). NIHILIST more or less evolved into ENTOMBED ...

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FALL OF SERENITY Explain Tour Cancellation

German death metallers FALL OF SERENITY have issued the following statement explaining their decision to drop off the European tour with HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND: "So we are not on tour with the cool people of HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND anymore. We were forced to do this decision together ...

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CANDLEMASS: New Studio Photos Posted Online

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have uploaded several photos from their recent recording sessions at Stockholm's Polar Studios. Check them out at Candlemass.se. As previously reported, CANDLEMASS frontman Messiah Marcolin contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET on April 28, 2006 to reveal that he has parted ways with the group and that it's 100 percent definite ...

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FALL OF SERENITY Drop Off HATE ETERNAL European Tour

German death metallers FALL OF SERENITY have been forced to drop off the European tour with HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND. According to a press release from the band's record label, Lifeforce Records, "There were several reasons" why FALL OF SERENITY decided not to continue with the tour. "FALL OF SERENITY is very ...

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CANDLEMASS Continue Work On New Album

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hello doomlovers!! Not everything is clouded in the C-MASS camp. The band is currently recording the new album with full force, again in Stockholm's Polar Studios — the new place. Ten killer doom metal tracks are being put on tape (actually ...

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CANDLEMASS Bassist Says Singer MESSIAH Is Suffering From 'Severe Pre-Recording Psychosis'

CANDLEMASS bassist/songwriter Leif Edling has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding singer Messiah Marcolin's announcement that he was leaving the band. As previously reported, Marcolin contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today (April 28) to reveal that he has parted ways with the Swedish doomsters and that it's 100 percent definite that he will not return. ...

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