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Exclusive: New DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Speaks Out!

DIMMU BORGIR's session drummer Reno Kiilerich has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about landing a job with what is arguably the most commercially successful black metal band in the world. Kiilerich, who hails from Denmark, was previously a member of several acclaimed death metal groups, including PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM and VILE. His first rehearsal session with DIMMU ...

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MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations 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: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Pushed Back A Week

JUDAS PRIEST's much-anticipated four-disc box set, "Metalogy" (Sony Music/Legacy Records), will arrive in the U.S. and Canada on May 11 — one week later than the originally announced May 4 release date. Europe and Australia/New Zealand will receive the set on May 10 while Japan has scheduled a release on July 22. As previously reported, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE Among Artists Confirmed For Greece's ROCKWAVE Festival

JUDAS PRIEST, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE and RUNNING WILD are among the artists confirmed for this year's edition of the Rockwave Festival, set to be held June 18-22 in Athens, Greece. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to appear at the event looks as follows: JUDAS PRIEST QUEENSRŸCHE W.A.S.P. RUNNING WILD H.I.M. NIGHTWISH NIGHTFALL PETER GABRIEL PIXIES ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: BLASKO Out, GEEZER BUTLER In?

OZZY OSBOURNE has parted ways with bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and has re-joined forces with his BLACK SABBATH bandmate Geezer Butler, reliable sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Butler's return to OSBOURNE's band has further opened the door for a possible BLACK SABBATH reunion at this year's Ozzfest. OZZY is currently scheduled to headline the annual festival, ...

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The Forever Endeavor - ENFORSAKEN

These days it's getting harder to distinguish between what is, in essence, pure heavy metal and the melodic end of death metal/extreme metal/whatever hook you want to hang it on. Which, in the name of progression, can only be positive for those in the latter categories like Chicago's ENFORSAKEN. However, if it's "songs" you're looking ...

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THE HAUNTED: Vocals Almost Done, New Songtitles Revealed

THE HAUNTED bassist Jonas Björler has posted the following studio report on the band's official web site: "[Singer Peter] Dolving is almost done with the vocals for the album. He has screamed his way through 12 songs already this past week, and now there are only 3 songs to go. We'll go through the material ...

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Spokesperson: JUDAS PRIEST Is Not Opening For OZZY OSBOURNE

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted another statement on the band's official web site, this time to defend the group's decision to take part in this year's Ozzfest. "The band chose to do the Ozzfest during the Summer — nobody pushed us into it," she writes. "We looked into everything and decided this ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spokesperson Defends Band's Producer Choice

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the group's web site defending the band's decision to work with producer Roy Z (HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON) on their much-anticipated "reunion" album. "I really cannot believe some of the comments that are being made [on the band's official 'Noticeboard']. Have those people who ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce Mexican Dates

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have announced the details of their upcoming Mexican tour. The dates are as follows: May 26 - Puebla, Puebla, MEX @ Salon Los Angeles May 27 - Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX @ Hard Rock Live May 28 - Monterrey, N.L., MEX @ TBA May 29 - San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., MEX ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Begin Recording New Album With Producer ROY Z

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi - Jayne here again! I haven't had a chance to post any messages on the board recently as I've been up to my eyes what with sorting out the new record deal, arranging the world tour, working ...

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THANATOS To Release 'Undead. Unholy. Divine' In June

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have set a June 12 release date through Black Lotus Records for their fourth full-length album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine". The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters" was produced by Hans Pieters and the band at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland and was mastered by Attie Bauw (JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, GOREFEST). Among ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at 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: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Enter German Album Chart At No. 74

CANNIBAL CORPSE's latest CD, "The Wretched Spawn", entered the German Media Control Album chart at position No. 74. According to the band's record label, Metal Blade Records, this is "pretty good, especially considering the fact that shitloads of copies were imported to Germany from abroad due to the more brutal artwork of that version." "The ...

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BARON ROJO To Open For JUDAS PRIEST In Barcelona

Long-running Spanish hard rockers BARON ROJO have been confirmed as the opening act for JUDAS PRIEST at their June 24 concert at Barcelona's Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona. Upcoming BARON ROJO tour dates, according to the band's web site: Mar. 27 - Montorio (Burgos). Polideportivo. Apr. 02 - Tudela (Navarra). Sala El Bobbo Apr. 17 - ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist Pisses On TIMO TOLKKI: Photos Available

Finland's Sonera Plaza has posted several photos of STRATOVARIUS performing at Spain's Piorno Rock festival on Saturday, including pictures of keyboardist Jens Johansson pissing (literally!) on guitarist Timo Tolkki during the opening notes of the song "Forever" (no, we're not kidding). Check them out here. STRATOVARIUS' set list for the Piorno Rock performance: ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist Doesn't Understand JUDAS PRIEST Comparisons

PRIMAL FEAR guitarist Stefan Leibing recently told ElectricBasement.com that he doesn't agree with some people's suggestion that they should be concerned that Rob Halford rejoining JUDAS PRIEST will steal their thunder, "Yeah. We appreciate that Rob Halford is back in the band," Stefan said. "Many people say, 'Oh, aren't you afraid that the JUDAS PRIEST ...

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RAM To Be Joined By NIFELHEIM Bassist For Upcoming Performance

RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG), will be performing live in Halmstad, Sweden on March 27. Also appearing will be DESTINY, DEVIL LEE ROT and BULLET. "Unfortunately, Leif will not be able to play so Tyrant from the legendary cult black metal act ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: European Itinerary Updated

JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European itinerary has been updated. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Jun. 02 – Leipzig, GER @ Haus Auensee Jun. 04 – Nürnberg, GER @ Rock Im Park Jun. 05 – Bologna, ITA @ Gods of Metal Jun. 06 - Frauenfeld, SWI @ Festhalle Rüegerholz Jun. 08 – Berlin, GER ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG: Live Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 02 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Backstage Apr. 03 - Gramsbergen, NETH @ Big Al Apr. 04 - Heerenveen, NETH @The Sphinx Apr. 16 – Godmanchester, UK @ Britten Arena Jul. 10/11 - ...

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RAGE Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

German power metallers RAGE have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 5-6 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The lineup for the festival is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 5: JUDAS PRIEST STRATOVARIUS T.B.A. NEVERMORE SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA RAGE T.B.A. T.B.A. Sunday, ...

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MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed to headline this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, set to take place April 30-May 1 at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The following groups are currently scheduled to appear at the festival: Headliners – Friday, April 30: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Guitarist: 'There's Nothing Wrong With Having Fun'

CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist Paul Allender has spoken to Canada's Chart Attack about the group's upcoming sixth effort, tentatively titled "Nymphetamine". With regards to how the band managed to get all the material for the album together so quickly following the completion of their recent U.S. tour, Allender said, "We've always been a very hardworking ...

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