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MORGANA LEFAY: 'Grand Materia' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Grand Materia", due on April 18 via Black Mark Records. The follow-up to 2000's "SOS" (released under the LEFAY band moniker) is said to be a concept album about Nicholas Flamel, an 14th century alchemist who supposedly lived ...

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HAMMERFALL: New Album Samples Posted Online

A brand new HAMMERFALL e-card, featuring streaming audio samples of all 10 songs from the group's forthcoming CD, "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken", can be accessed at this location. "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken" is scheduled for release on March 7 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Crimson Thunder" was produced ...

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Character - DARK TRANQUILLITY

"Character" has been awaited obsessively by the self-appointed defenders of heavy, who've pinned their Swede-metal hopes on DARK TRANQUILLITY after lamenting loud and long the "selling out" of IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, et al. Good news — Mikael Stanne's much-maligned clean vocals are history, his emotive snarl capable of carrying rudimentary melody and, more importantly, expressing ...

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EVERGREY: 'A Night To Remember' Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for EVERGREY's forthcoming live album, "A Night To Remember", due on March 14 via InsideOut Music. "A Night To Remember" was recorded on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden. A live DVD was filmed the same night with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, ...

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FREEDOM CALL: Release Date Set For 'The Circle of Life'

SPV Records has set a March 21 release date for the new album from German power metallers FREEDOM CALL, entitled "The Circle of Life". "The Circle of Life" track listing: 01. The Gathering 02. The Rhythm of life 03. Mother Earth 04. Starchild 05. Kings and Queens 06. High Enough 07. Hunting High and Low ...

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HAMMERFALL: Video From Signing Session Posted Online

On January 21, HAMMEREFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak and singer Joacim Cans visited the Nuclear Blast Store in Donzdorf, Germany. They were greeted by a line of fans, holding bags of HAMMERFALL stuff for them to sign. Both musicians happily agreed, of course, and posed for pictures. Check out a video clip of the signing session ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Songwriting Update

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "Songwriting is shaping up — we finished two tracks with basic ideas from the Leibing [Stefan, guitar] camp 'Evil Spell' and 'Rollercoaster'. 'Evil Spell' is the No. 1 contender for the fastest PRIMAL FEAR track ever. 'Rollercoaster' is pure classic ...

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Stabbing The Drama - SOILWORK

Utter the name SOILWORK and there'll usually be two decisive responses, the "I don't get what this band is all about," or the "SOILWORK rules!" crowd. You get it or you don't, love it or hate it. No matter what category you fall under, the band has to be commended for having the capacity to ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: NAMM Photos Posted Online

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's official web site has been updated with several photos from the legendary Swedish guitarist's appearance at this year's NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention in Anaheim, California. Among the other musicians feature in the photos are Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, SOUL SIRKUS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) ...

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HAMMERFALL To Be Joined By PRETTY MAIDS At Gothenburg Concert

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hot news item today: PRETTY MAIDS will be special guest for the show in Göteborg on April 30th. Please note that they will only do this one concert with us, and that for the other Icebreaker Festival dates we'll have ...

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EDENBEAST: New Songs Available For Download

Danish death metal act EDENBEAST have posted two brand new songs on their official web site. Download the tracks "Bring Out Your Dead" and "Mute" at Edenbeast.dk. Both cuts come off the group's recently released demo CD, "Promo 2004". In other news, EDENBEAST will be appearing on the W.A.S.P. tribute album "Shock Rock ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Announce New Album Title

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "My Resurrection" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June via Frontiers Records. As previously reported, the upcoming album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): Resurrection More Than Money Dreams Rage Of Angels ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Complete Recordings With 31-Piece String Orchestra

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have posted the following message on their web site: "The new BRAZEN ABBOT album just got a new line-up. The musicians involved will be 39! This is because of the fact that Nikolo recorded and added a 31-piece string orchestra, which will be used throughout the ...

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SALEM's 'Live Demise' Is The Top-Selling Metal DVD In Israel

SALEM's "Live Demise" is the top-selling metal DVD in Israel, according to a chart compiled by the country's biggest metal distributor, Raven Music (which is responsible for 23 metal labels, such as Century Media, Osmose, Napalm, AFM, as well as the licensing of the latest NIGHTWISH album "Once" and other well-known metal acts). According to ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: New Album To Feature 31-Piece Orchestra

BRAZEN ABBOT mastermind Nikolo Kotzev is very busy putting the finishing touches on the group's new studio album. He is currently recording a 31-piece string orchestra which will be used almost entirely throughout the album, enriching the arrangements and making the CD the band's most ambitious ever. The recordings are taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria ...

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AEROSMITH To Offer 'Gold' In January

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH will re-release their 2001 retrospective, "Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology", on January 11 with a new title — "Gold". The two-disc, 34-track set celebrates the group's dozen years with the Geffen Records label, including hits such as "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "What It Takes", "Janie's Got A ...

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