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KAMELOT Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Waldrock festival, set to take place Saturday, July 1 in Burgum, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE IN CHAINS DEICIDE DRAGONFORCE HELLOWEEN ILL NINO KAMELOT MOTÖRHEAD SOULFLY STONE SOUR TRIVIUM Y&T As previously reported, ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist RIZZO Announces Solo Tour Dates

SOULFLY/ex-ILL NINO guitarist Marc Rizzo will be embarking on a short solo tour in early April ahead of SOULFLY's upcoming West Coast dates with INCITE, MANNTIS and A PERFECT MURDER. Rizzo is one of the new breed of young guitarists in contemporary bands and has built a substantial following through his years of touring and ...

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AMORPHIS: More 'Eclipse' Chart Positions Revealed

AMORPHIS's latest album, "Eclipse", has entered the German national chart at position No. 56, Austrian chart at No. 69 and Hungarian chart at No. 29. The CD, which debuted at the top of the Finnish chart, has since moved down to position No. 3. The follow-up to last year's "Far from the Sun", "Eclipse" was ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform On Finnish TV Next Week

On Wednesday, March 8, AMORPHIS will appear live on Yle TV2's "Lista" show (web site) in Finland starting at 7:15 p.m. The first 50 fans to gather at the door of Yleisradio's Radiotalo (Radiokatu 5 D, Länsi-Pasila, Helsinki) will be invited inside to watch the show as studio guests. The program will re-air ...

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ELVENKING: European Dates With JON OLIVA'S PAIN Announced

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have announced the first details of their upcoming European tour as the support act for JON OLIVA'S PAIN (the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva). Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 15 - Herne, GER @ Gysenberghalle Apr. 16 - Nürnberg, GER @ Löwensaal Apr. 19 - ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Eclipse' Tops Finnish Album Chart

AMORPHIS's latest album, "Eclipse", has entered the official Finnish chart at position No. 1. View the whole chart at this location. AMORPHIS have lined up several festival appearances following their Neckbreaker's Ball European tour (also featuring HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET and SCAR SYMMETRY), which is scheduled to take ...

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AMORPHIS: European Festival Appearances Announced

Finland's AMORPHIS have lined up several festival appearances following their Neckbreaker's Ball European tour (also featuring HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET and SCAR SYMMETRY), which is scheduled to take place in April. The details are as follows: Jun. 30 - Jul. 2 - Tuska Festival in Helsinki, FIN Jun. 30 - ...

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ELVENKING To Support JON OLIVA'S PAIN In Europe

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have been confirmed as the support act for JON OLIVA'S PAIN (the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva) on their upcoming European tour. Select dates on the trek will also feature DORO and SONATA ARCTICA. Confirmed shows so far can be found at JonOliva.net. ELVENKING released their ...

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DEMIRICOUS: 'Vagrant Idol' Video Posted Online

DEMIRICOUS' video for the track "Vagrant Idol" has been posted online at MetalBlade.de (Windows Media). The song comes off the Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band's recently released Metal Blade Records debut, "One (Hellbound)", which was recorded in June 2005 at Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL). The clip was with acclaimed ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Song Available For Streaming

The track "Warrior's Quest" from Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, is available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the group's new EP, "Dragonheads", due on February 15 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD was recorded and mixed in November at ...

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THUNDERSTONE: More Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Feb. 03 - Iisoppi - Nokia, FIN Mar. 18 - Karhulan Sammontalo - Kotka, FIN Mar. 30 - Sputnik - Tampere, FIN May 05 - Metalliance Festival - Paris, FRA Sep. 16 - ProgPower Festival - Atlanta, GA (USA) In ...

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AMORPHIS Confirmed For NECKBREAKER'S BALL European Tour

Finland's AMORPHIS have been confirmed for the Neckbreaker's Ball 2006 European tour, which is scheduled to take place in April. Also appearing on the bill are HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, SCAR SYMMETRY and an as-yet-undisclosed "special guest." Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 11 - Aarhus, DEN @ Voxhall Apr. ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Finish Recording New Pre-Production Demo

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have finished recording a five-song pre-production demo at Woodbine Garden studio in Pyhtää, Finland. The tracks laid down during the session are as follows: 01. City Red Light 02. Remember The Frozen 03. Neither Dead Nor Alive 04. My Hands Were Tied 05. Das Wegrecht Diaries and photos of ...

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AMORPHIS: 'House Of Sleep' Video Posted Online

AMORPHIS' video for their new single, "House of Sleep", has been posted online at NuclearBlast.de (Real Media). The single, which recently entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 1, comes off the group's new album, "Eclipse", due on February 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. A pre-release listening session for "Eclipse" will be ...

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ELVENKING: 'The Winter Wake' Release Dates Confirmed

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have announced the worldwide release dates for their third album, "The Winter Wake". The follow-up to 2004's "Wyrd" was recorded at Sherpa Studios (Italy), mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne and was mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussilla. The CD will be issued in the following territories: ...

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PROFANE OMEN Sign With DETHRONE MUSIC

Finnish thrash/melo-death band PROFANE OMEN have inked a deal with Dethrone Music. The group are scheduled to record their debut album over a three-week period beginning on January 27 at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali. A late spring release is expected. In other news, PROFANE OMEN have parted ways with drummer Mika ...

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CELLOUT To Support ILL NINO In Sweden

Unsigned Swedish band CELLOUT have been confirmed as the support act for ILL NINO on their three dates in Sweden taking place this week. "How often has this happened before???" the band write in a press release. "A Swedish unsigned band gets the chance to support a international touring band on more than one date??? ...

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DISTURBED, MUDVAYNE, SEVENDUST, CHILDREN OF BODOM Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Roadrunner Records 25th Anniversary Concert: Members of SLIPKNOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM, DEICIDE, BIOHAZARD, HATEBREED Venue: NOKIA Theatre Times Square City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: Dec. 15, 2005 Gross Sales: $28,480 Attendance: 1,726 Capacity: 1,900 ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release Live DVD In The Summer

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have posted the following message on their official web site: "ENSIFERUM thanks everyone who attended the 10th anniversary celebration concert [at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland on Dec. 31, 2005]. If everything goes according our plans, the DVD of that ...

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MAD DOGGIN' To Support ILL NINO In Germany

Germany metallers MAD DOGGIN' will support ILL NINO on their German tour beginning on Monday, January 16. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 16 - Cologne, GER @ Live Music Hall Jan. 18 - Hamburg, GER @ Gruenspan Jan. 24 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche Jan. 26 - Berlin, GER @ ColumbiaClub Jan. 27 - ...

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DEMIRICOUS Announce New Drummer

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS have announced the addition of touring drummer Mike Rafferty to the group's ranks. "This will be a trial before making him the permanent band member," reads an official press release. "He has previously drummed for GOD BELOW and BRAND NEW SIN. He has also recently done drum teching for TRIVIUM. ...

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AMORPHIS To Tour Finland In March

Following the "Eclipse" release gig at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki on Saturday, February 18, AMORPHIS will embark on a Finnish tour in March. The dates are as follows: Mar. 09 - Oulu, FIN @ 45 Special Mar. 10 - Kuopio, FIN @ Työnkulma Mar. 17 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone Mar. 18 - ...

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AMORPHIS: Another New Song Posted Online

A brand-new AMORPHIS track, entitled "Leaves Scar", has been added to the jukebox on the band's official MySpace site. The song comes off the Finnish metal band's forthcoming album, "Eclipse", due on February 17. The first single, "House of Sleep", was just relased in Finnish record stores. The cover artwork for ...

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MACHINE HEAD Drummer DAVE MCCLAIN Turns 10!

MACHINE HEAD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "December 26th [2005] marks the official ten-year anniversary of the day that a one Mr. Dave McClain joined a band called MACHINE HEAD, and in celebration of the most underrated drummer in heavy music, some folks that you could say know a thing ...

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