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ALL THAT REMAINS Confirmed For Japan's LOUDPARK Festival

Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS has been confirmed for the Loudpark 07 festival, set to take place October 20-21 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS ANTHEM AS I LAY DYING BLIND GUARDIAN HEAVEN AND HELL LACUNA COIL MACHINE HEAD MARILYN MANSON ...

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MEHIDA Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

MEHIDA, the Finnish/Swedish melodic metal band featuring former CANDLEMASS/current THERION singer Thomas Vikström, has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The group's debut album, "Blood & Water", is tentatively scheduled for release on August 22. "Blood & Water" was recorded and mixed at Fantom Studio, co-produced and mixed by Samu Oittinen (DIABLO, SILENTIUM etc.). The ...

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MEHIDA Featuring THERION/Ex-CANDLEMASS Singer: Album Due In August

MEHIDA, the Finnish/Swedish melodic metal band featuring former CANDLEMASS/current THERION singer Thomas Vikström, has posted the following message on its web site: "MEHIDA has just signed a worldwide record contract with a label whose name will soon be revealed. We're happy to inform all the fans outside Finland that now the album ['Blood & Water'] ...

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THERION: More North American Dates Announced

Sweden's THERION has scheduled more North American dates for this fall. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Oct. 16 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre Oct. 30 - Québec City, QC - Imperial Oct. 31 - Montréal, QC - Medley Nov. 01 - New York, NY - HighLine Ballroom Nov. 02 ...

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APOCALYPTICA: New Album To Feature Backing Vocals By Ex-THERION/YNGWIE Singer

Swedish singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, KRUX, TREAT, AT VANCE) has just finished laying down backing vocals for the new APOCALYPTICA album with producer Jacob Hellner (RAMMSTEIN). Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Tomoyasu Hotei (superstar Japanese composer, whose credits include the "Kill Bill" soundtrack), Joseph Duplantier (GOJIRA) and Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA ...

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LION'S SHARE: More New Album Samples Available

An e-card for LION'S SHARE's long-awaited comeback album, "Emotional Coma", can be accessed at this location. According to a press release, "Emotional Coma" is "the heaviest and most powerful LION'S SHARE record to date" and it features guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (KISS), Glen Drover (MEGADETH) and Mats Levén (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). The ...

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MAROON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German powerhouse metalcore quintet MAROON has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The lineup is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS ANIMAL ALPHA BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG CANNIBAL CORPSE CHTHONIC COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION ...

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THERION's SNOWY SHAW Laying Down Drums For New Gothenburg Project

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) is currently recording session drums for the debut album of an as-yet-unnamed Gothenburg-based project. According to a posting on Snowy's web site, "style-wise is very much in the vein of CANDLEMASS, MEMENTO MORI, KING DIAMOND and NOTRE DAME. Last autumn ...

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LION'S SHARE Debuts New Lineup At Surprise Swedish Gig

Swedish melodic metal masters LION'S SHARE made their live debut with the group's new lineup during an unannounced gig Saturday night (May 19) at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden. "The appearance was not advertised, so it was a total surprise for the audience when LION'S SHARE entered the stage and gave them 30 minutes of ...

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THERION To Embark On 20th Anniversary Tour In December

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's web site: "It's not completely finished with all details yet, but as one of the promoters seems to have published the info already, we can reveal that in December we will celebrate 20 years of THERION by making a tour where we will: ...

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HUBI MEISEL Hard At Work On 'Trinity' Concept Album

The production of German musician Hubi Meisel's third concept album, which will be entitled "Trinity", has been in progress for quite a while already. "Trinity" forms the completion of a conceptual trilogy, which started with "EmOcean" in 2004 and was then continued with "Kailash" in 2006. Hubi Meisel has announced that his former bandmate in ...

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THERION's SNOWY SHAW To Handle Artwork, Photography For HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) has been hired to handle the artwork, illustrations and photography for the upcoming releases by Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR. In other news, Swedish glam/sleaze act LOUD'N'NASTY will release its Snowy Shaw-produced three-song single on May 25. In connection to ...

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TURBONEGRO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian rockers TURBONEGRO have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS ANIMAL ALPHA BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG CANNIBAL CORPSE CHTHONIC COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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THERION To Play Israel In August

Swedish symphonic metal band THERION is scheduled to perform at the Exhibition Grounds in Tel Aviv, Israel on August 30. For a list of upcoming THERION appearances, click here. THERION recently announced the departure of vocalist Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KRUX, TREAT, AT VANCE) prior to the band's appearance at this year's Wacken ...

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UNBURIED: New EP Samples Available

St. Louis, Missouri-based extreme metal band UNBURIED has issued the following update: "We've got about half of our [new] EP done now. We decided to record with Geoff Sprock (who recently recorded the new MISERY INDEX EP) at his studio instead of the other one we were going to, just plain and simply 'cause this ...

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CRASH MUSIC Signs Distribution Deal With KOCH ENTERTAINMENT

Crash Music, Inc. has announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with KOCH Entertainment Distribution. The company had been previously distributed by Caroline. Crash Music is home to such artists as FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, 40 BELOW SUMMER, LUPARA, and ASHES OF YOUR ENEMY and own a large catalog including releases from artist such ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST Anniversary CD 'Into The Light': Details Revealed

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski recently completed work on a compilation CD to celebrate Nuclear Blast Records' 20th anniversary, entitled "Into the Light". Smolski composed, recorded and produced 10 songs for various metal artists that are part of the Nuclear Blast history, including a track that is being recorded and performed by his own band. "Into ...

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