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OZZY OSBOURNE, SCORPIONS, OPETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

OZZY OSBOURNE, SCORPIONS, OPETH, ANATHEMA, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and KREATOR are among the newly confirmed bands for next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 17-19, 2010 in Clisson, France. Latest additions : OZZY OSBOURNE SCORPIONS OPETH ANATHEMA BLACK LABEL SOCIETY KREATOR BOLT THROWER 1349 ANCESTORS ARKONA ARMA GATHAS ATHEIST AUDREY HORNE THE ...

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THERION Mainman: We'll Never Tour The U.S. Again

David E. Gehlke of Blistering.com recently conducted an interview with Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION. A few excerpts from the chat follow below: Blistering.com: Anything different in the writing process for "Sitra Ahra"? It seems like with every album something new comes up for you. Johnsson: I just write. I have ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Evangelia Heretika' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Evangelia Heretika", the new DVD from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on the Top Music Videos chart. As previously reported, "Evangelia Heretika" was certified platinum in the band's home country for sales in excess of 10,000 ...

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EVERGREY: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will release their eighth studio album, "Glorious Collision", via Steamhammer/SPV on the following dates: Germany: February 25 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA/Canada: February 22 Occasionally a musician has to take a step back into the past to develop artistically. Tom Englund, guitarist and vocalist with EVERGREY, took this risk and reorganized ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Singer Putting Finishing Touches On Solo Album

The forthcoming solo album from PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers is in the very final stages of production. Several very special guests appear on the effort, including "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD), Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY), Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER) and Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, ALLEN/LANDE). Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ...

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RAGE Guitarist Schedules Bochum Workshop

After a successful two-week workshop tour through the Czech Republic and Slovakia, RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski will present his new program on December 5 at the Matrix club in Bochum, Germany. For more information (in German), go to this location. RAGE's latest album, "Strings To A Web", entered the German Media Control chart ...

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THERION Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: IMMORTAL MORBID ANGEL RHAPSODY OF FIRE THERION TRIPTYKON The Bloodstock Open Air heavy metal festival was ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Evangelia Heretika' DVD Certified Platinum In Poland

"Evangelia Heretika", the new DVD from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, has reportedly already been certified platinum in the band's home country for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. "Evangelia Heretika" DVD content: Three discs featuring two full shows ("Live In Paris 2008" and "Live In Warsaw 2009"); every BEHEMOTH music video ever made; "Evangelion" tour ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: Stockholm Footage Available

Video footage of DIMMU BORGIR's October 12, 2010 performance at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden can be viewed below (courtesy of Demonia's Blogg). In a recent interview with CrankItUp.se, DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath (real name: Stian Tomt Thoresen) was asked about the DIMMU BORGIR's split with Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (real name: Tommie Helgesson; ...

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SEPTICFLESH Completes Recording New Album

Greek extreme metallers SEPTICFLESH have finished recording the follow-up to 2008's "Communion" for an early 2011 release. After a long period of intense work in Athens, Prague and Sweden, the evolution of the band's symphonic death sound has been achieved with the help of the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague and well-known producer and PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman ...

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THERION: Groningen Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of THERION's October 30, 2010 concert at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, Holland can be viewed at this location. A couple of the clips are available below. "Sitra Ahra", the new album from THERION, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed ...

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THERION: 'Sitra Ahra' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Sitra Ahra", the new album from Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never ...

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DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA In Writing Mode

Swedish avant-garde rock band DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA is writing material for its next CD, tentatively due in 2011. The group states, "New album is coming along slowly but surely. We have around 11 songs in various stages of completion at the moment and we're still counting. Some working titles are: 'Día De Los Muertos', 'Voodoo, ...

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RAGE Guitarist To Guest On RALF SCHEEPERS' Solo Album

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski has finished laying down his parts for the forthcoming solo album from PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers. According to a posting on the PRIMAL FEAR web site, Achim Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, AMON AMARTH, BRAINSTORM) has begun mixing the effort at his Indiscreet Audio Studios in Stuttgart, Germany. Other guests scheduled to ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Frontman: 'We're Not Merely A Black Metal Band; We're So Much More Than That'

Music-Photocalypse.net conducted an interview with vocalist Shagrath (real name: Stian Tomt Thoresen) of Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR when the band played in Helsinki, Finland on October 15, 2010. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Music-Photocalypse.net: You have opened a new page in the band's history after ICS Vortex ...

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NECROPHAGIST Guitarist Launches RADIANCE

RADIANCE, the solo project of Sami Raatikainen (NECROPHAGIST, ex-CODEON), has released its debut album, "The Burning Sun". The conceptual effort consists of a single 49-minute song and features guest vocalists Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Noora Häkkinen (NORADRENALINE). The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Sami Raatikainen. The entire CD is available ...

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Singer: DIMMU BORGIR Will 'Never' Consist Of More Than Three Members Again

CrankItUp.se conducted an interview with vocalist Shagrath (real name: Stian Tomt Thoresen) of Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR when the band played at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 17, 2010. You can now watch the chat below. When asked about the DIMMU BORGIR's split with Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (real name: Tommie Helgesson; ...

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CREATION'S TEARS: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The Studio

Behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the new CREATION'S TEARS album, "Methods To End It All", can be viewed below. The CD, which features guest appearances by former PARADISE LOST drummer Lee Morris and British vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva (who has toured and/or recorded with CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS and ANGTORIA), was released ...

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TRIPTYKON: 'Eparistera Daimones - The Complete Sessions' Vinyl Box Set Due This Month

Century Media Records has set an October 25 release date for "Eparistera Daimones - The Complete Sessions" limited-edition vinyl box set from TRIPTYKON, the group formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior. The box set contains: * TRIPTYKON's "Eparistera Daimones" album on two picture vinyl discs, with gatefold cover, ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: Berlin HD Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR performing the song "Dimmu Borgir" on October 6, 2010 in Berlin, Germany can be viewed below. The first show of DIMMU BORGIR's European tour as the support act for KORN took place on September 19 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland. DIMMU BORGIR's ...

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NECRONOMICON: New Video Interview With ROB THE WITCH

Freelance photographer Malcolm Garneau conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Rob "The Witch" Tremblay of the Quebec, Canada-based black/death metal band NECRONOMICON on September 15, 2010 in Montreal, Queebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below (in French, with English subtitles). Bassist Diego "D" recently announced his departure from NECRONOMICON in order to undertake "different ...

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