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IN FLAMES To Perform At Sweden's GRAMMIS Awards

IN FLAMES will perform at the Swedish Grammis awards, which will be held January 7, 2009 at Hovet in Stockholm. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Swedish national TV4 between 8 and 10 p.m. CET. IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, MILLENCOLIN, SABATON and OPETH are competing for the "Best Hard Rock" honor at the Swedish Grammis ...

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MUSTASCH: Swedish Signing Session Announced

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH will take part in a signing session at the new Media Markt store in Bäckebol, Gothenburg, Sweden on November 28 at 4:00 p.m. (16.00). MUSTASCH will release a concert DVD, "In The Night", on November 28. The disc will feature the following: * Live show from Trädgårn, Gothenburg * "Double Nature" ...

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MUSTASCH: More Video Footage From The Road Posted Online

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH kicked off a month-long European tour with DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER on October 22 in Prague, Czech Republic. Episodes three and four of their video tour blog can be viewed below. MUSTASCH will release a concert DVD, "In The Night", on November 28. The disc will feature the following: * Live show ...

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MUSTASCH: Video Footage From The Road Posted Online

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH kicked off a month-long European tour with DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER on October 22 in Prague, Czech Republic. Episode one of their video tour blog can be viewed below. MUSTASCH will release a concert DVD, "In The Night", on November 28. The disc will feature the following: * Live show from Trädgårn, ...

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MUSTASCH To Release 'In The Night' DVD

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH will release a concert DVD, "In The Night", on November 28. The disc will feature the following: * Live show from Trädgårn, Gothenburg * "Double Nature" video * "Parasite" video * Backstage material * Behind the scenes "Double Nature" "In The Night" can be pre-ordered at this location. Nina ...

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MUSTASCH Interviewed In Helsinki; Video Available

Nina Rung from Domination conducted an interview with Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH prior to the band's October 16, 2008 concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Watch the eight-minute chat below. MUSTASCH recently confirmed the addition of guitarist David Johannesson (ex-SPARZANZA) to the group's ranks. David was MUSTASCH's stand-in guitar-player during the band's late summer shows ...

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MUSTASCH Confirms New Guitarist

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH have confirmed the addition of guitarist David Johannesson (ex-SPARZANZA) to the group's ranks. David was MUSTASCH's stand-in guitar-player during the band's late summer shows and is now with the group full-time. Commented guitarist/vocalist Ralf Gyllenhammar: "The time between Hannes [Hansson] quitting and David coming in has been chaotic. Finally it feels ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: New Song Available For Streaming

A new CONSTRUCDEAD song entitled "Mephisto" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the Swedish metal group's fourth album, "Endless Echo", tentatively due later in the year via an as-yet-undetermined label. The band previously stated about the new material, "I think that there will be something for ...

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MUSTASCH Parts Ways With Guitarist

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH have announced the departure of longtime guitarist Hannes Hansson. His last concert with the group will take place on June 25 at Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden. "It's been a fantastic period of ten years with the band, but now the band has grown so much with touring all over the world," ...

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MEHIDA Completes Recording New Album

MEHIDA, the Finnish/Swedish melodic metal band featuring former CANDLEMASS/current THERION singer Thomas Vikstrm, recently entered the studio to begin recording its second album, due later in the year via Napalm Records. "The rhythm guitars were recorded at Fear & Loathing (MESHUGGAH, CLAWFINGER) studio with CLAWFINGER mastermind Jocke Skog," the group writes on its web site. ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers CONSTRUCDEAD have set "Endless Echo" as the title of their fourth album, due later in the year. The band previously stated about the new material, "I think that there will be something for everyone on this album. Most of the material though, is very fast, heavy and hard. But we managed to squeeze ...

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MUSTASCH Replaces VOLBEAT At PROGPOWER USA IX Festival

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH have replaced Denmark's VOLBEAT on the billing of the ProgPower USA IX festival, which is set to return to Center Stage in Atlanta on September 26 and September 27. ProgPower USA IX will be headlined by AMORPHIS and ICED EARTH. Also scheduled to appear are Florida's JON OLIVA'S PAIN, Poland's RIVERSIDE, ...

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MUSTASCH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD AXEL RUDI PELL ...

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CLAWFINGER: Video Interview With ZAK TELL Available

The Hard Way's interview with frontman Zak Tell of the long-running Swedish rap/metal outfit CLAWFINGER can be viewed below. CLAWFINGER's latest album, "Life Will Kill You", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 89. On the topic of the CD's lyrical direction, Tell previously said, "Paedophilia, addiction, death, suicide bombers, self-esteem issues and ...

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ORDEN OGAN: New Album Out Now

German melodic metallers ORDEN OGAN have just released their new album, "Vale", via Yonah Records. A video for the song "The Lords of the Flies", taken from the CD, can be viewed below. According to a press release, "the traditional roots of [ORDEN OGAN's] sound are, of course, contemporary modern, effortlessly avoiding cliche and is ...

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MUSTASCH To Release 'Best-Of' Collection

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH will release a "best-of" album, entitled "Lowlife Highlight", in late February 2008 through Regain Records. The CD will feature 18 songs from the band's back catalogue originally issued by EMI. MUSTASCH was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held on January 9 at ...

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MUSTASCH Honored With Swedish GRAMMIS Award

MUSTASCH was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held earlier tonight (Wednesday, January 9) at Globen in Stockholm. MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee presented the award to MUSTASCH, who beat out such veterans acts as CANDLEMASS, ENTOMBED and CLAWFINGER for the honor. The bands were each been nominated ...

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The_Ascension - OTEP

Treading tricky ground here, bands like OTEP being at least partially critic-proof. For example: I'd like to point out that virtually everything about this band – including the coo-to-a-bloody-scream vocals, the stuttering basslines, the overwrought breathing into the mic and then shrieking some empowering profundity, and the talky rap lines that were dubious when CLAWFINGER ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: New Song Posted Online

Swedish metallers CONSTRUCDEAD have posted a new song, entitled "My Haven", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's upcoming their fourth album, due early next year Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cataclysm", "Transfixed", "Tragic Kingdom", "A Godess Breaches Through Me", "Spiritual Shift", "The One Beside Me" ...

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'20 Years Of Nuclear Blast' DVD Trailer Available

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips ...

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