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MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, AIRBOURNE, HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, PORCUPINE TREE, KATATONIA, MORBID ANGEL, KRISIUN and DEATH ANGEL are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 groups will perform on two stages. The festival billing is ...

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Christian Metallers SHINING FORCE Hard At Work On New Album

Pasadena, Texas-based Christian metal band SHINING FORCE has entered the studio with producer Mike Heald (of WARTORN and HELSTAR) to begin recording its new album, entitled "By the Blood". The group is currently in talks with several labels about releasing the CD, which promises to take SHINING FORCE "to a whole new level," according to ...

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MANES Parts Ways With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, has parted ways with Candlelight Records. The group says, "We'll probably use this 'window of opportunity' to do various stuff, so, expect a frenzy of 'free,' 'open' and 'experimental' activity (not just music) for a while before we start hunting for ...

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SHINING To Headline Germany's DEVIL'S REVENGE Festival

Swedish black metallers SHINING will headline this year's edition of the Devil's Revenge festival which will be held on October 3 at Alte Rohrmeisterei in Schwerte, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are EISREGEN and SAMSAS TRAUM, among others. SHINING recently parted ways with bassist Phil A. Cirone and is currently seeking a replacement. The band's ...

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SHINING Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Swedish black metallers SHINING have issued the following update; "Phil A. Cirone [bass] has decided to once again leave SHINING. There is absolutely no bad blood him and the band inbetween. SHINING thank him eternally for his years of dedication and death! This will not effect our coming ceremonies as Phil will remain a live ...

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MEGADETH Tops BURRN! Magazine's Readers' Poll

According to Megadeth.com, MEGADETH has topped the Readers' Poll in Japan's Burrn! magazine for the year 2007 in the following categories: * Best Live In Japan (2007 Japan tour) * Shining Star (Dave Mustaine) * Best Tune ("Washinton Is Next!") The results of the poll are published in the March 2008 issue of Burrn! A ...

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SKITLIV Replaces OM At Holland's ROADBURN Festival

SKITLIV, the band featuring former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac and SHINING's Niklas Kvarforth on guitar, will replace OM at the David Tibet Curates Roadside 2008 event, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 20 at the 013 Club in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Also scheduled to perform are ÆTHENOR, BABY DEE, CURRENT 93, and RICKIE ...

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Into Oblivion - GUILD OF DESTRUCTION

All hail Australian extreme metal! So many of the black, death, and grindcore bands in that country make some of the most blasphemous, blast beaten, drunk-ass metal anywhere in the world. DESTROYER 666, ABOMINATOR, you name it, the flames dance high in the night sky and ears bleed profusely. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, come ...

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Norway's INFERNO Festival: Complete Details Revealed

GORGOROTH and GOREFEST are among the newly announced bands for the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The complete festival billing is as follows: Club Day - Wednesday, March 19: Garage: GALLHAMMER INSENSE Blå: SAHG KÄTHE KOLLWITZ John Dee: VREID IN ...

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MOONLYGHT: 'Shining' Album To Finally See Light Of Day

Quebec City's dark metallers MOONLYGHT will release their long-awaited sophomore album soon via Mankind's Demise Records. According to a press release, "the ten-track monster called 'Shining' is the epitaph of MOONLYGHT, as the band calls it quits following the [December 2007] departure of Roby [guitarist/vocalist Sébastien Robitaille]. Their musical testament is a universal melodic metal ...

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SHINING Albums To Be Re-Released On PEACEVILLE

UK label Peaceville, home to venerable bands such as DARKTHRONE and KATATONIA, will re-release two albums from controversial Swedish black metallers SHINING. "IV: The Eerie Cold" and "III: Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie" will be issued on June 9 and July 21, respectively. Niklas Kvarforth, SHINING vocalist and the band's creator, has recently been resting his voice ...

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KISS: More Australian Shows Announced

One of the most legendary and influential bands in rock history, KISS will perform concerts in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia in March. March 18 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 20 - Acer Arena, Sydney The concerts will follow the band's spectacular performance to close the 2008 Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday, March 16. With ...

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STONEGARD, ISKALD Added To INFERNO Festival Kick-Off Party

STONEGARD, ISKALD and GOAT THE HEAD will perform at the Inferno festival kick-off party, which will be held on January 26 at John Dee in Oslo, Norway. This year's installment of the Inferno metal festival will take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is ...

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ROB ZOMBIE On Touring, Movies And OZZY OSBOURNE

In November, Rob Zombie sat down for a media teleconference with journalists representing publications across North America. A transcript of the discussion was provided by Scoop Marketing. Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun: ... wondering how long your association both personally and professionally with Ozzy goes back and what was that first meeting with him like for ...

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BELPHEGOR Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR have been confirmed for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANATHEMA ANAAL NATHRAKH ANGRA AT THE GATES BELPHEGOR BENIGHTED BORN FROM PAIN CARCASS ...

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SHINING To Headline Germany's BRUTAL BRUTALITY FESTIVAL 2008

Swedish black metallers SHINING have been confirmed for the Brutal Brutality Festival 2008, set to take place Saturday, January 25 at Jugendhaus in Erlenbach am Main, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are PARAGON BELIAL, ENGRAVED, SARGWART and VARGSHEIM. SHINING's new album, "V - Halmstad", was released in North America on June 26 via Osmose USA/The ...

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TRISTANIA, CULT OF LUNA Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

TRISTANIA and CULT OF LUNA have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 1349 BEHEMOTH CULT OF LUNA DESTRUCTION KRUX OVERKILL SATYRICON SHINING SKITLIV TRISTANIA ...

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GORY BLISTER Completes New Album Recordings

Long-running Italian technical death metallers GORY BLISTER have finished recording their new album, "Graveyard of Angels", and will mix the effort this month for an early 2008 reelase via Mascot Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Skymorphosys" will feature a guest appearance on bass by Roby Gelly from ALLHELLUJA. "Graveyard of Angels" project track listing: 01. ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 1349 BEHEMOTH DESTRUCTION KRUX OVERKILL SATYRICON SHINING SKITLIV TULUS The full lineup ...

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Ex-MAYHEM Singer's SKITLIV Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

SKITLIV — the doom/noise/black metal project of former MAYHEM frontman Maniac — has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 1349 BEHEMOTH DESTRUCTION KRUX SATYRICON ...

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SHINING Forced To Cancel Turkish Appearances

Due to the recent escalation in violence and military action within the country, Swedish black metallers SHINING have been forced to scrap their plans to play in Turkey. The two gigs, which were due to take place in Istanbul and Ankara on November 15 and November 17, will be rescheduled at a later date. Commented ...

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Ex-MAYHEM Frontman MANIAC's SKITLIV Recruits New Drummer

Former SHINING drummer Ted has joined the ranks of SKITLIV, replacing Canadian drummer Trish. He is currently rehearsing with the band ready for the upcoming December tour with SHINING and HELLSAW. Drum duties on the recently announced limited-edition mini-CD will be carried out by Ivar, who played with SKITLIV on their recent tour. Commented Maniac: ...

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