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Strength, Power, Will, Passion - HOLY MOSES

On a purely visceral level, the new HOLY MOSES is a more satisfying beast than ARCH ENEMY's latest — a female-fronted thrash album with roaring harsh vocals and simple, speed-picking riffing that should make any SLAYER, SODOM or THE HAUNTED fan happy. Frontwoman Sabina Classen has been doing this off and on since the early ...

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MY DARKEST HATE Announce New Album Title

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, have set "Combat Area" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Massacre Records. The band will enter Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany in Ocober with producer Andy Classen ...

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TANKARD: Promoter Is To Blame For Russian Concert Cancellation

Veteran German thrashers TANKARD have posted the following message on their official web site: "To our fans in Russia: We are very very sorry to announce that we can´t play the shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg this weekend. "Reason: Roxx, the promoter from Moscow, broke the contract! They were supposed to book and pay ...

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KRISIUN To Tour Europe, Record New Album

Brazilian kings of killing KRISIUN are set to return to Europe for some more extreme death metal live mayhem this summer. Currently on an extensive tour all over North America with HATE ETERNAL, INCANTATION and INTO ETERNITY, the almighty KRISIUN will reappear on European stages between August 6 and August 20, performing at festivals like ...

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CANDLELIGHT And AFM RECORDS Announce North American Agreement

Candlelight Records has announced a new North American agreement with Germany's AFM Records. Under the agreement, Candlelight will cooperatively market and release several titles, including new records from MASTERPLAN, ROB ROCK and ANNIHILATOR. AFM Label Manager Nils Wasko says of the new cooperation, "We are very happy that AFM has found a professional license partner ...

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COMMANDER Confirmed For Germany's BRETTHART OPEN AIR Festival

COMMANDER, the German death metal act featuring MIDNATTSOL bassist Birgit Öllbrunner, have been confirmed for the Bretthart Open Air, set to take place June 16-18 in Limbach, Germany. COMMANDER will perform on June 18. Other acts scheduled to appear at the festival include SAMAEL, ENTOMBED, TANKARD, VADER, DEW-SCENTED, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE and MIDNATTSOL. More information is ...

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DARK EMBRACE Enlist ATROCITY/LEAVES' EYES Drummer For Album Recordings

Spanish gothic/doom metallers DARK EMBRACE have recruited drummer Moritz Neuner (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES, DARKWELL) to lay down the drum tracks for their upcoming debut album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD will be recorded in August at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (CALLENISH CIRCLE, DEW-SCENTED, TANKARD, ...

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MY DARKEST HATE To Enter Studio In October

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, will enter Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany in Ocober with producer Andy Classen (CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Massacre Records. Songtitles set to ...

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OCCULT: 'Bleed For Me' Video Posted Online

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have uploaded their video for the track "Bleed for Me" at their official web site. "Bleed for Me" comes off the group's sixth album, "Malevolent Rapture", available now on Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The follow-up to this year's "Elegy for the Weak" was recorded at Stage One studios ...

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DEW-SCENTED To Film German Show For Upcoming DVD

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED will film their performance on November 19 at the Metal Meeting XVIII festival in Ludwigshafen, Germany for their first-ever live DVD, tentatively due in early 2006. As previously reported, DEW-SCENTED have set "Issue VI" as the title of their new album, due in Europe on June 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. North ...

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ENEMYNSIDE: 'Your Enemy Inside' Video Posted Online

Italian thrashers ENEMYNSIDE have posted their video for the song "Your Enemy Inside" at their official web site. The clip was shot on Sunday, February 7 at the Trafalgar Recording Studios in Rome with director Riccardo Frediani. ENEMYNSIDE late last year announced the addition of bassist Francesco Grieco (RAINSPAWN) to the group's ranks. ...

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DEW-SCENTED Announce New Album Title, Track Listing

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have set "Issue VI" as the title of their new album, due in Europe on June 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. North American and Japanese release dates have not yet been announced. The follow-up to 2003's "Impact", "Issue VI" was recorded at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen ...

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DEW-SCENTED Finish Recording New Album

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have finished recording their new album at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT). Classen, who produced the previous DEW-SCENTED albums "Inwards" (2002) and "Impact" (2003), "did an outstanding job once [again] and definitely managed to deliver his best production (for us, at least...) ever! ...

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DEW-SCENTED and JUSTICE Confirmed For Germany's BRETTHART OPEN AIR Festival

DEW-SCENTED and JUSTICE are the latest artists confirmed for Bretthart Open Air 2005, a three-day event set to take place June 16-18 in Limbach (near Heilbronn), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DARK RAIN DARKSEED DAWN OF DISEASE DEW-SCENTED DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EQUILIBRIUM JUSTICE LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE LEGACY MIRROR OF DECEPTION PSYCHOPUNCH SAMAEL ...

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OUTBURST: New Music Posted Online

Dutch thrashers OUTBURST have uploaded two tracks from their upcoming debut album, "Fair and Balanced", at PureVolume.com. Check out the tracks "Hollow" and "My Own Hell" at this location. "Fair and Balanced" was recorded at Double Noise studio in Tilburg, Holland with producer Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES, HIDING WITH GIRL). The CD will feature ...

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SAMAEL, TANKARD, VADER Confirmed For Germany's BRETTHART OPEN AIR Festival

SAMAEL, TANKARD, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and VADER are among the artists confirmed for Bretthart Open Air 2005, a three-day event set to take place June 16-18 in Limbach (near Heilbronn), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SAMAEL TANKARD DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER VADER LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE MIRROR OF DECEPTION PSYCHOPUNCH EQUILIBRIUM LOST SOUL SILENT ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will mark the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of this year's event will ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

VIRGIN STEELE have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". To celebrate ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". ...

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OCCULT: New Songs Available For Download

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have uploaded sample MP3s from their sixth album, titled "Malevolent Rapture". The CD, which was recorded at Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD), will contain the following track listing (not final sequence): 01. Into the Eye of the Storm (mp3) 02. Rabid ...

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ENEMYNSIDE Announce New Bassist

Italian thrashers ENEMYNSIDE have announced the addition of bassist Francesco Grieco (RAINSPAWN) to the group's ranks. The band performed the first foreign show with the new lineup at the Metal Dose Fest (with TANKARD and SOUL REAPER) in Slovenia in August. ENEMYNSIDE released their debut album, "Let The Madness Begin...", last May through Temple Of ...

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OCCULT: 'Malevolent Rapture' Tentative Track Listing Revealed

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have announced the tentative track listing for their sixth album, tentatively titled "Malevolent Rapture". The CD, which is currently being recorded at Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD), will contain the following songs: 01. Into the Eye of the Storm 02. Rabid Dogs 03. ...

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OCCULT To Enter Studio Next Week

Dutch thrashers OCCULT will enter Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany next week with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively titled "Malevolent Rapture". The follow-up to this year's "Elegy for the Weak" is scheduled for release in early 2005 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). Songtitles ...

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KAI HANSEN To Perform HELLOWEEN Set With STORMWARRIOR

German power metallers STORMWARRIOR will be joined by former HELLOWEEN and current GAMMA RAY guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen for a special "Walls of Jericho" set during the "after-party" for the "34 000 Ton Metal Cruise" on September 25 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden. Also set to perform at the after-party is Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE. Tickets for ...

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SKYCLAD Confirmed For 34 000 TON METAL CRUISE

SKYCLAD are the final band confirmed for the "34 000 Ton Metal Cruise", set to take place September 24-25 on board of the third generation car ferry "Silja Festival" (photo). The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: AMON AMARTH HYPOCRISY SKYCLAD TAD MOROSE TANKARD WOLF For information on how to book ...

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