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CODE: European Tour Dates Announced

CODE — the British/Norwegian black metal project featuring bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH) and vocalist Kvohst (DØDHEIMSGARD) — will tour Europe in September and October with Icelandic cowboys SOLSTAFIR and German occultists SECRETS OF THE MOON. The group states, "We will be ...

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'ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild' Back Cover Unveiled

The back cover for "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild" — the upcoming tribute to German metal legends RUNNING WILD which will contain cover versions of songs exclusively from the albums "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005) — can be viewed below. According to a posting on ...

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MANOWAR: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

"The Asgard Saga", the world premiere of the fantasy collaboration between MANOWAR and Wolfgang Hohlbein, will begin at Magic Circle Festival III, scheduled to take place at the Loreley on the Rhine River in Germany on July 18, 2009. Headlining the festival, MANOWAR will perform material from the concept album currently in the works. It ...

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CODE: Another New Song Posted Online

CODE — the British/Norwegian black metal project featuring bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH) and vocalist Kvohst (DØDHEIMSGARD) — has posted another new song, "The Ascendent Grotesque", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off CODE's second album, "Resplendent Grotesque", ...

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MANOWAR Continuing To Make 'History'

The self-proclaimed "kings of metal" MANOWAR continue to make history with innovative ways for warriors from all corners of the globe to enjoy metal at its finest. This time MANOWAR has taken a song from its upcoming concept album and recorded it in 16 languages! Never before has this been attempted by any heavy metal ...

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VIPER Singer Launches Solo Project

Ricardo Bocci, vocalist of the Brazilian heavy metal band VIPER, will launch his solo project with the release of the "My Way" single, featuring a guest appearance by Japanese drummer Yuichi Nagoshi (whom Ricardo met over the Internet). "Yuichi recorded the drums there in Japan and sent me [the completed track via] the Internet," Bocci ...

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AZAGHAL Completes Work On New Album

Finnish black metallers AZAGHAL have finished recording the follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2008 album, "Omega". The new CD, titled "Teraphim", will be released this summer via Moribund Records. The artwork as created by Eelco Duppen (GRAVELAND, WYRD). "Teraphim" track listing (with English translations) is as follows: 01. Elilum - Suuri Tyhjyys (Elilum - The ...

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SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009 to Honor OZZY OSBOURNE

The second annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) is confirmed for Sept. 10-12, 2009. In addition to The Strip's six signature music venues hosting diverse music lineups, SSMF 2009 will also include an outdoor street festival component with the closure of Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive to San Vicente Boulevard on Saturday, Sept. 12, from ...

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MANOWAR's 'The Asgard Saga': Promo Clip Available

"The Asgard Saga", the world premiere of the fantasy collaboration between MANOWAR and Wolfgang Hohlbein, will begin at Magic Circle Festival III, scheduled to take place at the Loreley on the Rhine River in Germany on July 18, 2009. Headlining the festival, MANOWAR will perform material from the concept album currently in the works. It ...

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MANOWAR's 'The Asgard Saga' To Premiere At MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL

The world premiere of the fantasy collaboration between MANOWAR and Wolfgang Hohlbein has been announced. "The Asgard Saga" will begin at Magic Circle Festival III, scheduled to take place at the Loreley on the Rhine River in Germany on July 18, 2009. Headlining the festival, MANOWAR will perform material from the concept album currently in ...

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WIZARD Confirmed For Germany's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL

German power metallers WIZARD have been confirmed for MANOWAR's Magic Circle Festival, set to take place Saturday, July 18 in Loreley, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGE OF EVIL CRYSTAL VIPER DIE SKLAVEN DOMAIN HEAT SEEKERS HOLYHELL JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR KINGDOM COME MANOWAR METALFORCE ULYTAU VAN CANTO WIZARD The festival ...

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PESTILENCE: Vienna Show Cancelled

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE cancelled its April 21, 2009 concert at the Viper Room in Vienna, Austria. No reason was given for the cancellation. The first show of PESTILENCE's current European tour took place on April 9, 2009 at the Inferno festival in Oslo, Norway. PESTILENCE's latest album, "Resurrection Macabre", was ...

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EARTHEN GRAVE: Audio Interview Available

Chris Mezyk of the WCRX's "The Metal Show" conducted an interview with EARTHEN GRAVE — the new six-piece doom/thrash metal band featuring Mark Weiner on vocals, Ron Holzner on bass, Jason Muxlow and Tony Spillman on guitar, Scott Davidson on drums, and Rachel Barton Pine on an extended-range electric violin — before the group's April ...

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Trailer For RUNNING WILD Tribute Album Available

A one-and-a-half-minute trailer for "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild" — the upcoming tribute to German metal legends RUNNING WILD which will contain cover versions of songs exclusively from the albums "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005) — can be viewed below. Tentatively due in the fall ...

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RAM Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XIII Festival

Swedish heavy metallers RAM have been confirmed for next year's Keep It True XIII festival, set to take place April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ADX (FRA) ANACRUSIS (USA) CANDLEMASS (SWE / USA) CRYSTAL VIPER (POL) DEMON (UK) HADES (USA) HEART OF ...

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CODE: New Album Delayed

CODE — the British/Norwegian black metal project featuring bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH) and vocalist Kvohst (DØDHEIMSGARD) — has issued the following update: "Due to some serious errors in the printing and pressing of the CD and cover art, we have had ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER Confirmed For Germany's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL

Polish female-fronted heavy metal squad CRYSTAL VIPER has been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival, set to take place Saturday, July 18 in Loreley, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are headliners MANOWAR along with HOLYHELL, METALFORCE as well as Germany's most famous fantasy author, Wolfgang Hohlbein. CRYSTAL VIPER's new album, "Metal Nation", was released on ...

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CANDLEMASS To Perform With Original Singer At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XIII Festival

Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS will headline next year's Keep It True XIII festival, set to take place April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. According to the organizers, the band will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the event by performing a very special two-hour show consisting of the entire "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" debut ...

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Reunited ANACRUSIS Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XIII Festival

The original lineup of the long-defunct St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metal band ANACRUSISKenn Nardi (guitar, vocals), Kevin Heidbreder (guitar), John Emery (bass) and Mike Owen (drums) — will reunite for an appearance at the Keep It True XIII festival, set to take place April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The ...

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MOTORJESUS Added To RUNNING WILD Tribute Album

German metal/rock act MOTORJESUS has been confirmed "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild", the upcoming tribute to German metal legends RUNNING WILD which will contain cover versions of songs exclusively from the albums "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005). Tentatively due in the fall as a limited-edition ...

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VIPER Vocalist's Solo Single To Be Mixed By ROY Z

Ricardo Bocci, vocalist of the Brazilian heavy metal band VIPER, is preparing to release his first solo single, "My Way", as a free MP3 download. A preview is available in his official MySpace page. The project's lineup will include Japanese drummer Yuichi Nagoshi, along with Brazilian musicians Demian Tiguez (guitar; SYMBOLS), Ian "Bemolator" ...

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