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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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PAINMUSEUM Confirmed For MARCH METAL MELTDOWN VI

PAINMUSEUM, the aggressive metal outfit featuring former HALFORD members "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums) have been officially confirmed for the March Metal Meltdown VI festival, set to take place March 12-13 at Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The band will perform selections from their up-coming debut disc, "Metal For Life - ...

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JAMES MURPHY Discusses Upcoming DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the following exclusive update on his current activities: "The DEATH tribute project I am working on organizing and will soon begin recording is officially titled: 'Within The Mind - An Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner'. I will begin pre-production rehearsals with primary drummer ...

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DEATH Tribute CD: More Guest Musicians Confirmed

More information has surfaced about the upcoming homage to the musical legacy of DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner. Set for release on Mascot Records in June, "Within The Mind" is a tribute to one of the most influential bands ever in the history of extreme metal. So far this is the confirmed list of musicians involved ...

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VINTERSORG: 'My Mind Is Boiling With Creativity'

VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) recently paid Metal Reference a visit in order to clarify his intentions with his many musical projects. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Metal Reference: [The new VINTERSORG album] "The Focusing Blur" is seemingly a concept album. In your own words: "...As always ...

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All-Star DEATH Tribute To Surface Through MASCOT RECORDS

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy has reportedly secured a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for his upcoming all-star tribute to album being put together in memory of DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner. The CD, said to be titled "Within The Mind", is tentatively scheduled to include contributions from SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson and bassist Paul Gray, ...

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NAGLFAR Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR are the latest act confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's ...

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HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, GRAND MAGUS and ASTRAL DOORS have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE ...

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TWISTED SISTER Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Reunited '80s hard rockers TWISTED SISTER are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, ...

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ENFORSAKEN Finalize Track Listing For 'The Forever Endeavor'

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo to the ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer To Guest On SINGLE BULLET THEORY CD

Philadelphia-based extreme metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY will reportedly be utilizing the services of KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson during the recording sessions for the new SBT album. At the present time, it is unclear whether Matt will join SBT as a full-fledged member. "We are actually using two excellent drummers for this disc," SINGLE BULLET ...

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GENE HOGLAN Joins OPETH For Two Songs At Vancouver Show

Legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUND LAD, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OLD MAN'S CHILD) sat behind the kit for OPETH at the Vancouver stop of their current North American tour Friday night (Jan. 23) (as first reported here yesterday). Hoglan stood in for regular OPETH skinsman Martin Lopez, who is said to be ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album Cover Posted Online

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have posted the cover artwork for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", at this location. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" is due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end ...

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TESTAMENT To Tour Europe In June

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT will be embarking on a European tour beginning in early June. Tentative dates are as follows: Jun. 06 - Milano, ITA @ Gods Of Metal Jun. 07 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7 (not confirmed yet) Jun. 08 - GER @ TBA Jun. 09 - Prague, CZR @ GOLEM ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: ALICE COOPER WHITE LION QUEENSRŸCHE TESTAMENT MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

FINNTROLL are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, which is expected to draw around 12,000 ...

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LUNARIS Unveil New Lineup

Keyboardist Raymond Njerve of the Norwegian technical metal outfit LUNARIS has issued the following update on the band's recent and upcoming activities: "LUNARIS has had a busy year with work on 'Cyclic', the follow-up to our debut album '… The Infinite'. As some of you may know, we parted ways with guitarist Azarak early [last] ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album To Surface In Late March

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have pushed back the U.S. release date of their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", to March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, which is expected to draw around 12,000 metalheads. ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Film Video For 'Bear The Scars'

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have finished filming a video for the track "Bear the Scars" at an undisclosed location just outside of London. The song comes off the group's fourth album, "A New Darkness Upon Us", which is set to receive a U.S. release this month through Century Media Records. The follow up to 2000's "Carved ...

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