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ACCEPT, KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, HATE Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

ACCEPT, KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, HATE and IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA HATE IMPERIUM DEKADENZ IN EXTREMO IN SOLITUDE KALMAH KREATOR KYLESA MOONSORROW ...

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TRIPTYKON Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

TRIPTYKON — the group formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior — has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26, 2011 in Dessel, Belgum. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SCORPIONS VOLBEAT JOURNEY FOREIGNER ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's 'The Cold' Licensed To NUCLEAR BLAST

Driven Music Group, the label created by former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, has announced a licensing deal with Nuclear Blast Records in Germany for FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's new album, "The Cold". Nuclear Blast will handle distribution and marketing for the album in Europe, Japan and Australia. "The Cold" was released on September 14. The ...

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KYLESA, RISING DREAM, KALMAH Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

KYLESA, RISING DREAM and KALMAH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA BREZNO HEAVEN GREY IN SOLITUDE KALMAH KYLESA MOONSORROW MOONSPELL RISING DREAM VANDERBUYST WATAIN WINTERSUN ...

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TARJA TURUNEN, TURISAS, FREI.WILD, LETZTE INSTANZ Confirmed For Germany's ROCKHARZ Festival

TARJA TURUNEN, TURISAS, FREI.WILD and LETZTE INSTANZ have been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-9 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS CALIBAN EMIL BULLS END OF GREEN FEUERSCHWANZ FREI.WILD GRAND MAGUS HACKNEYED ...

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ACCEPT, LORDI, DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

ACCEPT, LORDI and DEATH ANGEL have been confirmed for next year's edition of Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place July 15-16, 2011 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT AMORPHIS ASPHYX CRASHDIET CRIMSON GLORY D-A-D DEATH ANGEL IMMORTAL LORDI OVERKILL PSYCHOTIC WALTZ SONATA ARCTICA STORMWARRIOR ...

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LION'S SHARE Confirmed For Norway's KARMØYGEDDON Festival

Swedish melodic metal masters LION'S SHARE have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Karmøygeddon metal festival, set to take place May 6-7, 2011 in Haugesund, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, May 6: PRIMORDIAL CRIMSON GLORY GRAVE DIGGER THE HAUNTED ELITE ZENO MORF Saturday, May 7: AMORPHIS EINHERJER MOONSORROW ...

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AMORPHIS To Be Joined By Former Members On Stage During 'Magic & Mayhem' Tour

AMORPHIS's "Magic & Mayhem" tour kicks off tonight (Wednesday, December 8) at Helsinki, Finland's legendary Tavastia club. Each show will feature special appearances by several former members of the band, including Pekka Kasari, Pasi Koskinen, Olli-Pekka Laine, Kasper Mårtenson, Kim Rantala and Ville Tuomi. Click here for a detailed list of special guests at each ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Ghost' Slipcase Artwork Unveiled

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has revealed the slipcase artwork "Ghost" — the fourth in a series of albums to be made available under THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker. Check it out below. Commented Devin: "The macro shot was influenced by some shots someone on ...

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BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE Completes Work On New Album

Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have completed work on their fourth album, "Celestial Completion", for a tentative March 2011 release via Solid State Records. The CD was produced by Matt Goldman (UNDEROATH, THE CHARIOT, COPELAND) and contains 11 tracks. Dennis Culp of FIVE IRON FRENZY fame lent his trombone skills to a particularly interesting ...

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ORPHANED LAND: Quality Bochum Footage Available

Quality video footage of Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND performing the song "Olat Hatamid" on November 28, 2010 at Zeche in Bochum, Germany on during the band's tour with AMORPHIS can be viewed below (courtesy of Orphaned Disciples). ORPHANED LAND's December 9 and December 10 concerts at Reading 3 in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

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AMORPHIS: Munich Footage Available

Video footage of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS performing on November 23, 2010 in Munich, Germany can be viewed below. AMORPHIS recently entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki to begin recording its tenth studio album, to be released in early 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. On September 17, AMORPHIS celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing a special ...

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AMORAL: 13 Songs Written For Next Album

Guitarist Ben Varon of Finnish metallers AMORAL has issued the following update: "The writing and fine-tuning of the new material has been getting along good. We have about 13 songs written as of now, and still more keep popping up. It looks like we'll be heading to the studio in April/May, with a possible late ...

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DESULTORY : 'Counting Our Scars' Teaser Available

"Counting Our Scars", the highly anticipated brand new full-length release from reunited Swedish death metallers DESULTORY, will be released in Europe on January 17, 2011 via Pulverised Records. The artwork and layout was meticulously designed and conceptualized by world-renowned introspect artist Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, AMORPHIS, KING DIAMOND). In addition, "Counting Our Scars" will feature ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: Hannover Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of THE MAN-EATING TREE — the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — performing the song "Of Birth For Passing" on November 9, 2010 at Musikzentrum in Hannover, Germany can be viewed below. "Of Birth For Passing" comes off THE MAN-EATING ...

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POISONBLACK Parts Ways With Guitarist

After four years and two albums, POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has parted ways with guitarist Janne Markus. The group states, "[Janne's] goals and ambitions couldn't have come true in POISONBLACK and we totally understand and respect that. His creativity needs a different setting than POISONBLACK can and ...

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DESULTORY: 'Counting Our Scars' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Counting Our Scars", the highly anticipated brand new full-length release from reunited Swedish death metallers DESULTORY, can be seen below. The artwork and layout was meticulously designed and conceptualized by world-renowned introspect artist Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, AMORPHIS, KING DIAMOND). In addition, "Counting Our Scars" will feature an exclusive alternate slipcase ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS: In Songwriting Mode

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS has commenced the songwriting process for its new album, tentatively due next year. The band states, "We have to say that it has been a good experience and some of the ideas which have surfaced so far sound pretty damn exciting to our ears! "We are continuing to write material for ...

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ORPHANED LAND: North American Video Tour Diary Posted Online

A seven-minute video tour diary featuring impressions from ORPHANED LAND's recent North American tour with KATATONIA and SWALLOW THE SUN can be viewed below. The clip was filmed and edited by ORPHANED LAND's drummer, Matan Shmuely. ORPHANED LAND's December 9 and December 10 concerts at Reading 3 in Tel Aviv, Israel will be professionally filmed ...

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POISONBLACK Signs With HYPE RECORDS

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has inked a deal with Hype Records. The group will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST) to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5". A ...

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POISONBLACK Completes Work On New Five-Song Demo

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has finished recording a five-song pre-production demo for the group's upcoming album. Ville said, "I am happy about the way they are starting to build up." POISONBLACK will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, ...

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