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Former ALICE IN CHAINS, THE CULT, JANE'S ADDICTION Members Perform At Benefit Concert

DOHENY guitarist/former THE CULT bassist Billy Morrison has posted the following report regarding the Help The Homeless benefit concert he performed on Wednesday (Nov. 10) with former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy, and former JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Chaney, among others: "So [Wednesday] night was a huge success. The ...

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CANDLEMASS Reunite, Prepare To Record New Studio Album

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have reconsidered their decision to split up and are headed into the studio to record a new album, tentatively due next summer. The band — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — are scheduled to begin recording the album ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Essential' Collection To Include Brand New Song

GMR Music has set a November 22 release date for CANDLEMASS' "Essential Doom" CD, a posthumous collection of the group's best material plus their newly recorded and previously unreleased song "Witches". The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003. ...

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HEVEIN To Enter Studio In February

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN will enter the studio in February 2005 to record a new single. The recording sessions for the band's new album will commence in the spring. As previously reported, HEVEIN recently inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The group were signed on the strength of their "Break Out the Hammers" EP, which ...

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HEVEIN Sign With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The group were signed on the strength of their "Break Out the Hammers" EP, which was mixed earlier this year at Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne and mastered at Finnvox studios by Minerva Pappi. A full-length MP3 of the EP's title track can ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Announce New Album Title, Release Date

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have set "Character" as the title of their new full-length album, due on January 24 in Europe and January 25 in North America. An EP, entitled "Lost To Apathy", will precede the album on November 15. Both releases will surface through Century Media Records, who recently signed the band to a brand-new ...

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CANDLEMASS: Final Demo Recording To See Light Of Day

CANDLEMASS's final recording — a two-song demo containing the tracks "Witch" and "Born In A Tank" — will be included on a new collection of album reissues, tentatively due this fall. The demo, which was recorded in August 2003, just prior to last year's Popkomm music convention in Köln, Germany, was "[done] in [the] true ...

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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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