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THE HAUNTED Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Century Media Records. The band has already completed work on their highly anticipated, as-yet-untitled, fourth album which will be released this fall. Commented guitarist Anders Björler: "We are happy to have chosen Century Media for the next couple of albums. Century Media is a ...

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RAM Confirmed For Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

According to a posting on their web site, RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG), have been confirmed for the Metaltown festival, a one-day event scheduled to take place June 19 at Bananpiren in Gothenburg, Sweden. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to appear ...

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RAM To Headline HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival Warm-Up Party

RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG), have been confirmed to headline the Headbangers Open Air festival warm-up party on July 8 in Itzehoe, Germany. Other acts set to perform include the traditional heavy metal act METAL INQUISITOR and old-school thrashers WITCHBURNER. More information ...

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RAM To Open For BLAZE In Gothenburg

RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG), will be opening for BLAZE on May 1 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. "We had a great time with the guys from BLAZE at the Metal Dayz festival last year so we are really looking forward to ...

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RAM To Be Joined By NIFELHEIM Bassist For Upcoming Performance

RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG), will be performing live in Halmstad, Sweden on March 27. Also appearing will be DESTINY, DEVIL LEE ROT and BULLET. "Unfortunately, Leif will not be able to play so Tyrant from the legendary cult black metal act ...

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CANDLEMASS Bassist To DJ At Swedish Club

Doom metal legend Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS, KRUX) will make a rare appearance as a metal DJ Saturday, February 14 at the Metallterrassen club in Gothenburg, Sweden. Last month, the club hosted a DJ appearance by IN FLAMES members Jesper Strömblad and Peter Iwers, who premiered new songs from their upcoming album. Leif has promised that ...

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CANDLEMASS, TROUBLE In Stockholm: A Wicked Night Of Doom!

Swedish doom masters CANDLEMASS have posted the following report from their Nov. 29 Stockholm gig with TROUBLE and FORCE OF EVIL: "Both TROUBLE and FORCE OF EVIL arrived to Stockholm on the Friday. FORCE OF EVIL got in late and chose to have an early night after some pasta, while TROUBLE and CANDLEMASS had loads ...

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CANDLEMASS To Premiere New Song During Hometown Gig

Reformed Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS will premiere a brand new song, called "Witches", during their performance at Klubben in Stockholm this weekend. The track — which is described by songwriter/bassist Leif Edling as following "the true CANDLEMASS style, with both heavy and hard passages, lots of negative riffing, melody and slow doomy choruses" — is ...

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CATHEDRAL, KRUX, GRAND MAGUS To Team Up For Swedish Night of Doom

CATHEDRAL, KRUX and GRAND MAGUS will be teaming up for a one-off night of "doom" at The Shrine (Kolingsborg) in Stockholm, Sweden on January 31. KRUX, of course, feature in their ranks CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandström (guitar, also in THE PROJECT ...

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CANDLEMASS Finish Recording New Demo, Seek Record Deal

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have completed work on a brand new two-song demo, which they are currently using to procure a record deal. The tracks "Witch" and "Born In A Tank" were recorded ...

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KRUX To Release Live DVD

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandstrom (guitar, also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-GRAVE), will release their first-ever DVD on September 25 through Escapi. The disc will contain the band's entire performance from May 18, 2003 at Kägelbanan in ...

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RAM Complete Work On Debut EP

RAM, the new Swedish band featuring ex-B-THONG drummer Morgan Pettersson and former FROZEN EYES/NME WITHIN bassist Leif Larsson, will release their debut EP, entitled "Sudden Impact", on September 9. The EP will be available for purchase through the group's web site, www.ram-metal.com. The complete track listing for "Sudden Impact" is as follows: 01. ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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DEW-SCENTED Complete Work On 'Impact'

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have set "Impact" as the title for their new album, due via Nuclear Blast Records in the G.A.S. countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) on August 25 and the rest of Europe on September 1. A North American release will follow on October 7. The regular version of the album will feature the following ...

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RAM Finish Recording New EP

RAM, the new Swedish band featuring former NME WITHIN bassist Leif Larsson and ex-B-THONG drummer Morgan Pettersson, have finished mixing their new EP, titled "Sudden Impact". The CD, which is scheduled for release this summer, will be mastered next week by Göran Finnberg. The complete track listing for "Sudden Impact" is as follows: 01. Sudden ...

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Former Members Of FROZEN EYES, B-THONG Join Forces In RAM

Former FROZEN EYES bassist Leif Larsson and ex-B-THONG drummer Morgan Pettersson have teamed up in a brand new Gothenburg, Sweden-based band called RAM. The group, whose lineup is completed by Harry Granroth (guitar), Daniel Johansson (guitar), and Oscar Carlquist (vocals), describe their sound as "a blend of JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN, but ...

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KRUX Announce One-Off Gig

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandstrom (guitar), will perform a one-off show at Kägelbanan in Stockholm, Sweden on May 18. The gig, which will likely be the group's last for quite some time, will be recorded for a ...

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Krux - KRUX

The memories of a rotund Swede charging around stages in a monk's cassock will forever go down as one of the most enduring and amusing images in metal. Indeed, it's fair to say that exuberant frontman Messiah Marcolin was significantly instrumental in attaining legendary status for doom overlords CANDLEMASS back in the eighties. Oft overlooked, ...

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ARCH ENEMY's GOSSOW Reports From The Road

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following tour report to the "Reports" section of the band's official web site: "We've played 4 of the 6 Scandinavian shows now...last night it was Gothenburg and we had a blast! The crowd was great and there were a few friends and realitves at the show too ...

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CANDLEMASS: Live Album Track Listing Unveiled

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — will release a double live album, titled "Doomed For Live - Reunion 2002", on Jan. 20, 2003 through GMR Music Group. The set, which contains a recording of the ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce Stockholm Gig

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have announced a gig at Stockholm's Shrine (Kolingsborg) club on Dec. 12. CANDLEMASS's new double DVD, "Candlemass Documents Of Doom", is due on Dec. 2 through Escapi UK. ...

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CANDLEMASS DVD Pushed Back

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have pushed back the release date of their first-ever DVD, "Candlemass Documents Of Doom", to Dec. 2 through Escapi UK. "Candlemass Documents Of Doom" is essentially the live concert ...

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CANDLEMASS To Issue Live Album

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — will release a double live album, titled "Doomed For Live - Reunion 2002" at the end of this year or in early 2003 through GMR Music Group. The set ...

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CANDLEMASS To Issue Collection Of Demos, Studio Outtakes

CANDLEMASS will issue a 22-track double album early next year containing demos and studio outtakes spanning the group's entire career. Tentatively titled "The Black Heart Of Candlemass — Leif Edling Demos And Outtakes '83-99", the collection will also include material from mainman Leif Edling's pre-CANDLEMASS project NEMESIS and his short-lived ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA collaboration with ex-YNGWIE ...

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CANDLEMASS Commence Songwriting Process For New CD

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have commenced the songwriting process for a brand new studio album, due sometime next year. As a result of the tremendous success of the band's recent reunion performances all ...

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