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IMPALED NAZARENE: First European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE will be embarking on a European tour beginning on April 1 in Oulu, Finland. Support will come from the following bands: DARK RISE (April 1 – April 16) RESURRECTURIS (April 18 – May 2) MASTER (May 2 – June 11) ZUUL FX (May 2 – May 31) The tentative routing ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Touring Lineup, Setlist Revealed

Guitarist Michael Schenker from Hanover, Germany, continues to count among the most important and most admired guitarists of the international rock scene. His extremely fluent style, his successful combination of fiery rock licks, awesome power riffs and classical quotations has made him an icon for a whole generation. Whether as a member with the SCORPIONS ...

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MY DYING BRIDE To Enter Studio In April

According to a posting on MY DYING BRIDE's official web site, the band have spent the winter months writing material for a new album, to be recorded in April. A late 2006 release is expected. MY DYING BRIDE's second DVD, "Sinamorata", was released in August via Peaceville. The disc included a video for the track ...

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LINEA 77 To Support SOULFLY On European Tour

Italy's LINEA 77 will join SOULFLY on a large portion of their European tour later this month. The Torino five-piece will take over from SKINDRED at the following venues: Feb. 20 - Prague, CZR @ Roxy Feb. 21 - Vienna, AUT @ Arena Tbc Feb. 22 - Budapest, HUN @ Petofi Csarnok Feb. 23 - ...

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BENEDICTION Confirmed For Germany's F*CK THE COMMERCE Festival

Long-running British extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the 2006 edition of the Fuck the Commerce festival, set to take place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BENEDICTION (UK) DAWN OF DISEASE (GER) DECAPITATED (POL) DEFLORATION (GER) DEMOLITION (AUT) ...

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EMBEDDED, GUT, INFECDEAD Confirmed For Germany's F*CK THE COMMERCE Festival

EMBEDDED (Germany), GUT (Germany), INFECDEAD (Germany) and PREJUDICE (Belgium) are the latest confirmed bands for the 2006 edition of the Fuck the Commerce festival, set to take place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DAWN OF DISEASE (GER) DECAPITATED (POL) DEFLORATION (GER) DEMOLITION (AUT) DERANGED ...

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ORPHANED LAND Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR ROADSHOW

Israeli metallers ORPHANED LAND have been added to the billing of this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. Prior to their Wacken appearance, the band will be on the road across Europe in April and May as part of the Wacken Open Air Roadshow, also featuring KNORKATOR, ...

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FIRST BLOOD Sign With TRUSTKILL RECORDS

Trustkill Records has announced the signing of San Francisco Bay Area's hardcore act FIRST BLOOD. The band, which features ex-TERROR bassist Carl Schwartz on vocals and current TERROR member Doug Weber on guitar, formed in early 2002 from the ashes of SWORN VENGEANCE, a group of which Carl and Doug were both members. Even without ...

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BIOHAZARD, CRO-MAGS, SICK OF IT ALL Members Launch BLOODCLOT!: Audio Available

Former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Recently I've been asked if I'm still a member of BIOHAZARD. The answer is no. I've recently formed a new band with John Joseph (CRO-MAGS), Scott Roberts (SPUDMONSTERS, CRO-MAGS, BIOHAZARD) and Craig Setari (SICK OF IT ALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT) called BLOODCLOT! and we're ...

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SKITSYSTEM Complete Work On New Album

SKITSYSTEM, the Swedish band which had previously featured in its ranks guitarist/vocalist Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), have completed work on their new album, "Stigmata", for an early 2006 release. The group's first album in over four years contains 12 new tracks with a total running time of 33-34 minutes. With regards to ...

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CLAWFINGER: More European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish rap-metal outfit CLAWFINGER have added more dates to their touring schedule for January/February 2006. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 11 - Hamburg, GER - Logo Jan. 12 - Cologne, GER - Prime Club Jan. 13 - Fribourg, SWI - Frisson Jan. 14 - Zurich, SWI - X-Tra Jan. 16 - Vienna, AUT - ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: European Support Acts Announced

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have been confirmed as the support acts for CHILDREN OF BODOM on their upcoming European tour. The dates are as follows: Dec. 27 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall Dec. 28 ...

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CLAWFINGER: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish rap-metal outfit CLAWFINGER wil embark on a European tour in January Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 11 - Hamburg, GER - Logo Jan. 12 - Cologne, GER - Prime Club Jan. 13 - Fribourg, SWI - Frisson Jan. 14 - Zurich, SWI - X-Tra Jan. 16 - Vienna, AUT - Planet ...

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VILE To Tour Europe In April/May

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have posted the following message on their official web site: "VILE's third full-length CD, entitled 'The New Age of Chaos', is now out and in stores worldwide!! The European press has been highly complementary and we have been averaging an 8 or 9 out of 10 in the European print ...

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KATAKLYSM Singer To Pen Autobiography

KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono has announced plans to write the band's autobiography to coincide with their 15th anniversary. "I've been thinking about it for a long time during the last few years, especially when I'm on tour and all the bandmembers of other bands are like, 'Dude, we had no idea about the shit you ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer GENE HOGLAN Checks In

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everybody, it's your big buddy Gene here, here to give all of you a long-awaited update! An UPDATE, you say? On a STRAPPING site? Can you believe it? As of this writing, The Dev ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman: ANNIHILATOR's WATERS Let Us Down

The tentative dates have been released for the upcoming European tour featuring German thrashers DESTRUCTION, Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS and Finnish deathrashers DEATHCHAIN. Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, "After Mr. Waters [Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION's original choice of touring mates] let us down, we have managed to bring the great CANDLEMASS with us ...

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PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT Added To DEICIDE's European Tour

Dutch death metallers PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT have been added to the upcoming DEICIDE European tour beginning in late October. Also appearing on the bill will be VISCERAL BLEEDING and WYKKED WYTCH. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Oct. 22 - Josephs Well - Leeds, UK Oct. 23 - Temple Bar Music Centre – Dublin, IRE Oct. ...

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Heavy Metal Real Estate

CAGE vocalist Sean Peck and master shredder from AGENT STEEL, Juan Garcia, have joined forces to start a full-service real estate company aimed at getting metalheads their first home purchase or home loan refinance. "I have been in real estate for 20 years now and Juan came to me with this idea to market to ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Begin Demoing New Material

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH will be entering RedRoom Recorders in Tampa next week with engineer Mark Prator to begin recording demos of songs that will be appearing on the group's forthcoming fourth album, due out early next year. CD samplers of the material will be available on the band's upcoming European tour with DEICIDE, which is ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: 'Sinamorata' DVD Due In August

Peaceville has set an August 22 release date for the long-awaited second DVD longform from MY DYING BRIDE, entitled "Sinamorata". The disc is expected to include a video for the track "The Blue Lotus" (directed and conceived by David Palzer), live footage (12 songs) shot on November 2, 2003 in Antwerpen, Belgium, as well as ...

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