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EUROPE Record Japanese Shows For Live CD

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE recorded three of the gigs on their recent Japanese tour for a live CD, tentatively due before the end of the year. In addition, the band "are still dealing with different companies" regarding the release of their live DVD, which was filmed on November 15, 2004 at the Hammersmith Apollo ...

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KAMELOT To Collaborate With German Fantasy Author

According to a posting on their official web site, American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT will collaborate on new book with German fantasy author Harald Evers. Commented Evers: "After the success with my 'Caveworld-Saga', I was looking for an inspiration to create a new fantasy trilogy. At that time I love to listen to KAMELOT's music and ...

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DISSECTION Mainman: We Are Not Racist, Just Satanic

Guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtveidt of the reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION has issued the following statement via the group's official web site: "There have been rumors and allegations surrounding the band and I, we want our fans to know and to make it a point that it is not and never has been part of our ...

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LOCKUP: Live Album To Receive Japanese Release In March

Toy's Factory Records has set a March 24 Japanese release date for the LOCKUP live album, "Live In Japan". "Live In Japan" was recorded at Club Quattro in Nagoya, Japan on June 28, 2002 and features the following lineup: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass Jesse Pintado (NAPALM DEATH) - Guitars Thomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE ...

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SODOM: DVD To Arrive In May, New Album Due In September

German thrashers SODOM have pushed back the projected release date of their first DVD to May from the previously announced March. According to SODOM frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such, the DVD's concert footage will contain 23 songs. An overview of the band's career thus far and additional bonus features will also appear on the disc. "Such ...

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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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KAMELOT Complete Work On 'The Haunting' Video

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT have completed work on their new video for the track "The Haunting" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES). The clip, which was shot in Sweden, also includes an appearance by EPICA singer Simone Simons. Mari also appears as Helena from the storyline of the "The Black Halo". ...

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METALLICA Drummer Attends SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Music Director's Birthday Gala

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was one of the attendees at San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas' star-studded 60th birthday gala celebration, "Celebrity Salute to MTT", Thursday night (Jan. 13) at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. "It was hysterical to see two Symphony musicians in white tie call ...

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SODOM: Early Album Picture Disc Reissues Due This Month

At the end of January, the first two SODOM picture discs in a series of five will be released on the GMR/Vinyl Maniacs label. The "Agent Orange" and "In the Sign of Evil" discs are limited to 1,000 copies each. As previously reported, SODOM has been confirmed to perform at next year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 ...

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ROUGH SILK Singer Produces Solo Album From RAGE Drummer

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I produced and play dobro, trumpet (!!) and keyboards on Mike Terrana's [RAGE] new solo album, 'Man of the World'. It's an instrumental/fusion-album with great musicians like Kevin Chown (TONY MACALPINE, ARTENSION, TED NUGENT, ...

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KAMELOT: 'The Haunting' Video To Feature EPICA Singer

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT recently travelled to Sweden to begin work on their new video for the track "The Haunting" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES). The clip also includes an appearance by EPICA singer Simone Simons. "The Haunting" come off the group's new album, "The Black Halo", due on March ...

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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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KAMELOT: Bonus Tracks Galore

KAMELOT's new album, "The Black Halo", will be released in Japan on February 16 and will include two bonus tracks ("Epilogue" and "Soul Society" radio edit), according to the group's management. The European version, which is scheduled to it stores on March 14, will be a limited-edition digipak with two additional bonus cuts ("The Haunting" ...

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DOMAIN: Korean Edition Of New Album To Feature Bonus Track

The Korean version of DOMAIN's upcoming CD, "Last Days Of Utopia", will feature the bonus track "Only You Can", guitarist Axel Ritt's very own interpretation of the main theme of famous Korean TV series "Winter Sonata". The group's Korean label, Melodic Heaven, will also re-release "One Million Lightyears From Home" (2001), "New Horizons" (EP, 2001), ...

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KAMELOT: 'The Black Halo' Release Dates Confirmed

SPV Records has set a March 15 North American release date (one day earlier internationally except Japan, where it's due on Feb. 16) for the new KAMELOT album, "The Black Halo". The first release for Europe will be a limited-edition digipak with bonus material. As previously reported, KAMELOT were recently scheduled to head to Sweden ...

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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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CEREMONIUM To Reunite For NEW YEAR'S MALICE FEST Appearance

New York dark metallers CEREMONIUM will be reuniting for an appearance at the New Year's Malice Fest on Saturday, February 5 at Connections in Passaic, New Jersey. The group's current lineup is the one featured on their "No Longer Silent" album — Thomas Pioli, Brandon Diaz, Chris Tredici and Brian Yost — minus Pasquale Reca, ...

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SODOM: South American/Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Legendary German thrashers SODOM will be embarking on a South American/Mexican tour in February/March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 18 - TBA (Brasil) @ TBA * Feb. 19 - Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil) @ Lapa Multishow * Feb. 20 - São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Direct TV Music Hall * Feb. 22 - Novo Hamburgo/RS (Brasil) ...

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ROUGH SILK: Lineup Revamped, Writing 'Heavy' Songs Again

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hello friends. Well, I'm thinkin' 'bout how to begin this? I guess the best way is to just go for it!!! "Alright. As I'm writing this now I am the only 'surviving' member of ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Fan Assaulted In Cleveland

The following message has been posted at MUSHROOMHEAD's official web site: "On Monday night [Dec. 20] in Cleveland, Ohio, a fan by the name of Cloyce Wolfe was assaulted after the MUSHROOMHEAD show at the House of Blues. He was robbed, had his ankles, wrists and ribs broken, and was left unconscious in the parking ...

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MORTICIAN, INCANTATION, THE CHASM: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

MORTICIAN, INCANTATION, THE CHASM,ARSIS and FUNERUS (featuring current members of INCANTATION John McEntee, Kyle Severn and John's wife, Jill McEntee) will be teaming up for the "Winter Migration Broootality '05" U.S. tour beginning in early January 2005. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 11 - South Paw - Park Slope, Brooklyn NY Jan. ...

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SODOM Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 2 Festival

Legendary German thrashers SODOM have been confirmed to perform at next year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 festival, set to take place on May 7, 2005. This will be SODOM's only North American performance. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are Las Vegas, NV thrashers AVENGER OF BLOOD. More bands will be announced soon. For more ...

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