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TURISAS: New Song Posted Online

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have set a July 26 release date through Century Media Records for their debut album, "Battle Metal". "Battle Metal" was produced by Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL) at Sound Suite Studios in Marseiile, France, and "offers the most precious ingredients of epic viking metal, almost sounding like a mixture of ...

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NIGHTMARE Cancel 'Headbangers Open Air' Appearance

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have been forced to cancel their appearance at Germany's Headbangers Open Air festival (July 9-10 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen) "for financial reasons," according to a posting on the band's official web site. "All our apologies go to our German fans... but we promise, we'll do our best to come back [to] Germany as ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SIRENIA, the Norwegian band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL ...

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NIGHTMARE To Open For JUDAS PRIEST In France

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have been confirmed as the opening band for JUDAS PRIEST at le Summum in Grenoble, France on June 23. In addition, the group will perform at Le Jardin Moderne in Rennes, France on May 21 and at the Rotonde Festival on May 22. Other bands appearing at the Rennes gig will ...

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TURISAS Part Ways With Bassist

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have parted ways with bassist Mikko Törmikoski. "The decision to drop him out was made by us after returning from Sound Suite Studio in January," the band write on their web site. "The bass track on the upcoming album was played by Jussi [Wickström, guitar], who nailed it down ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO, TRISTANIA Confirmed For Germany's M'ERA LUNA Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO and TRISTANIA have been officially confirmed for this year's M'era Luna festival, set to take place August 7-8 at Flugplatz Drispenstedt in Hildesheim, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: WOLFSHEIM LACRIMOSA WITHIN TEMPTATION COVENANT IN EXTREMO L'AME IMMORTELLE ANNE CLARK ...

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TRISTANIA To Enter Studio In April

Norway's TRISTANIA will enter Toproom studios in Oslo in April with producer Børge Finstad to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's "World of Glass", tentatively due this fall through Napalm Records. In other news, the band have announced that they have signed with Continental Concerts for booking and management. All inquiries regarding the band (not ...

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Finland's TURISAS Ink Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have signed a long-term deal with Century Media Records. The band (named after an ancient Finnish war god) were originally formed in 1997 by Mathias Nygård (vocals) and Jussi Wickström (guitar). Over the years Tuomas Lehtonen (drums), Georg Laakso (guitar), Antti Ventola (keyboards) and Mikko Törmokoski (bass) were added ...

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NIGHTMARE Finalize Track Listing For 'Silent Room'

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have finalized the track listing for their fourth studio album, "Silent Room", due on October 13 through Napalm Records/SPV. "Silent Room" is a concept album featuring 12 songs in five "chapters". A limited-edition version of the CD will include the group's cover of VICIOUS RUMORS' "Ship Of Fools", a video clip, ...

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NIGHTMARE Prepare To Enter Studio

French metal act NIGHTMARE will enter Soundsuite Studio next week with Norwegian producer Terje Refsnesand (TRISTANIA, SIRENIA) to record their new album, "Silent Room", for a September release through Napalm/SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Cosmovision" is a concept album of 12 songs featuring four "chapters". According to singer Jo Amore, "The new material is ...

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MADDER MORTEM To Support OPETH In Europe

Norway's MADDER MORTEM will be supporting Swedish metal masters OPETH throughout the months of February and March. This tour will mark MADDER MORTEM's return to Central European stages after their support slot on the TRISTANIA / ROTTING CHRIST / VINTERSORG tour in Autumn of 2001. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 09 – Paris, FRA ...

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DEVILEECH Change Studio Location For Forthcoming Album

Portuguese extreme metal act DEVILEECH have changed their minds about recording their second album at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman, because "the band needs a more powerful and distinct sound [than the one offered by said facility]," according to an official Maquiavel Music Entertainment newsletter. At this time, likely candidates for a recording studio for the ...

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TRISTANIA Take Break From Live Shows To Write New Material

TRISTANIA's upcoming live performance at Folkets Hus in Jørpeland, Norway next Saturday (September 28th) will mark the band's final show of 2002 in their home country. Having completed a substantial amount of touring in support of their last release, World of Glass, the band have decided to spend the next few months focusing on writing ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at the event is as follows: MOTÖRHEAD KREATOR OVERKILL ARCH ENEMY WITHIN TEMPTATION D.R.I. AGNOSTIC FRONT DESTROYER 666 ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

OVERKILL are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. Also set to appear at the event are MOTÖRHEAD, WITHIN TEMPTATION, D.R.I., AGNOSTIC FRONT, DESTROYER 666, TRISTANIA and IMMORTAL. More acts will be announced shortly. (Thanks:

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MEDICATION To Appear At Spain's ROCK MACHINA Festival

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have reportedly been confirmed for the Rock Machina festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 27th in Spain. The full line-up ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th in Dessel, Belgium. The list of acts set to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER HALFORD SAXON MY DYING BRIDE ...

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TRISTANIA Announce Upcoming Festival Appearances

Norway's TRISTANIA have been confirmed for the Rock Machina festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 27th in Spain. Also set to appear at the event are RAGE, ANNIHILATOR, SODOM, ELEGY, TRISTANIA, LOST IN TEARS, BLOOD, and RAWHEAD REXX. TRISTANIA will also be performing at the Waldrock festival in Burgum, Holland, on June ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLAYER have been confirmed for Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th in Dessel. Here are the artists that have been confirmed to appear at the concert so far: SLAYER HALFORD SAXON MY DYING BRIDE SLAPSHOT TRISTANIA D.R.I. CANNIBAL CORPSE AGNOSTIC FRONT KREATOR ...

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GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2002 Line-Up Announced

The following acts have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting 2002 festival, which scheduled to take place on July 5-6 in Dessel, Belgium: AFTER FOREVER CANNIBAL CORPSE D.R.I. IN EXTREMO KREATOR MY DYING BRIDE SAXON SKARHEAD SLAPSHOT TRISTANIA ...

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TRISTANIA Head South

Norway's TRISTANIA are scheduled to perform in Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 19th and in Santiago, Chile on January 22nd. Further shows in Mexico and other Latin American countries are planned for the coming months. ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Aug 31, 2001

The reunited EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, FORBIDDEN and SADUS are tentatively set to join forces in a combined touring package that is due to go out under the moniker Bay Area Invasion, and which is presently being put together by Walter Morgan's Deadly Embrace Productions (the people behind this month's Thrash Of The Titans benefit ...

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Archive News Jul 31, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield spoke out for the first time about his ongoing battle with alcoholism and “other addictions” via a statement posted on the METALLICA Club web site. James' short message reads as follows: “It took a lot for me to admit to my problems, and it's a great feeling to have the ...

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Archive News Jul 30, 2001 - update 2

Leave it to W.A.S.P. and Blackie Lawless to deliver one of the cheesiest press releases we have ever seen. We especially like the way Lawless and his representatives have failed to make mention of the fact that new guitarist Darrell Roberts has spent the last year playing with former L.A. glamsters TUFF, a band ...

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