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NARNIA: More Live Dates Announced

Swedish metallers NARNIA have lined up the following dates during the coming months: May 13 - Ung Kraft fest - Huskvarna, SWE Jun. 24 - Vännäs/Pengsjö Musikfest - SWE Jul. 01 - Närpes – Spikstock, FIN Aug. 05 - Gates of Metal - Hultsfred, SWE Aug. 11 - Gävle Cityfesten- SWE Aug. 19 - Solidenrock ...

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GRAVE DIGGER To Enter Studio In June; Band Seek New Label Home

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have issued the following update: "Uncle Reaper [frontman Chris Boltendahl] became a daddy. The little Reaper is given the name Jamiro Alexander Boltendahl and was born healthy and strong on 16th March 2006. He's the first offspring of the Boltendahl family and his parents face a positive metallic future. "The ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Bassist Joins ANGTORIA

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have announced the addition of CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus and MY OWN GRAVE drummer John Henriksson to the group's lineup. Both Pybus and Henriksson participated in ...

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ANGTORIA: Pictures From 'God Has A Plan For Us All' Video Shoot Posted Online

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have finished filming a video for the track "God Has A Plan For Us All" with up-and-coming, award-winning Swedish director Måns Berthas. Commented the band: "The video shoot ...

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THERION: European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's THERION have announced the following European tour dates in January/February 2007: Jan. 17 - Essen, GER @ Weststadthalle Jan. 18 - France @ TBA Jan. 19 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Stadthalle Jan. 20 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Loo Jan. 21 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Jan. 23 - Paris, FRA @ ...

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THERION To Resume Touring In January 2007

THERION's Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "THERION will go on tour again, starting in end of January 2007. "I don't like when local promoters are announcing THERION shows before they are official. Before a contract has been signed, it is not to be considered an officially booked ...

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ANGTORIA Tap MY OWN GRAVE Drummer For Video Shoot

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have recruited drummer John Henriksson of Swedish death/thrash metal band MY OWN GRAVE for the "God Has A Plan For Us All" video shoot. The clip will be ...

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ANGTORIA To Film 'God Has A Plan For Us All' Video

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), will soon start filming their first music video as part of the worldwide promotion for their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", due on April ...

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THERION Frontman Quits DEMONOID

THERION frontman Christoffer Johnsson has quit DEMONOID, the death metal band also featuring THERION members Kristian Niemann (guitars) and Johan Niemann (bass). The following statement regarding the matter has been posted on THERION's official web site: "As a result of too little time, and as previously announced, also wanting to stop singing, Chris has withdrawn ...

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NARNIA To Headline Sweden's UNG KRAFT Festival

Swedish metallers NARNIA will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a headlining appearance at the Ung Kraft festival in Huskvarna, Sweden on May 13. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 11 - Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan Apr. 12 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Kåren Apr. 13 - Lund, SWE @ Mejeriet Apr. 21 ...

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THERION: 'Celebrators Of Becoming' DVD/CD Details Revealed

Sweden's THERION will be issuing a six-disc DVD/CD set, entitled "Celebrators of Becoming", on May 5. The package will include four DVDs and two audio discs. It will be available in two versions, one luxury digipak version in a slip case and one cheaper version, but both will contain all discs. The idea is that ...

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THERION's CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Retires From Singing

Christofer Johnsson, founder, songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist for the symphonic Swedish group THERION, has announced today via the band's official web site that he will be retiring from vocal duties. The following is an excerpt from his post: "As was announced at the Metal Mania festivals, I am going to retire from vocals. The reasons ...

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Swedish Hard Rock Band THE POODLES Compete In EUROVISION Contest: Video Available

A video clip of the Swedish hard rock band THE POODLES — consisting of vocalist Jakob Samuel (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN, JEKYLL & HYDE), guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN), bassist Pontus Egberg (ex-LION'S SHARE), drummer Christian Lundqvist and Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AT VANCE, THERION) on backing vocals — performing their '80s-style anthem "Night ...

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ANGTORIA: Debut Album Samples Available

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have uploaded a couple of audio samples from their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", due on April 27 via Listenable Records. Check out the ...

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THERION To Release Six-Disc DVD/CD Set In May

Sweden's THERION will be issuing a six-disc DVD/CD set, entitled "Celebrators of Becoming", on May 5. The package will include four DVDs and two audio discs. It will be available in two versions, one luxury digipak version in a slip case and one cheaper version, but both will contain all discs. The idea is that ...

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NARNIA To Support SONATA ARCTICA In Sweden

Swedish metallers NARNIA will support SONATA ARCTICA on the Swedish leg of their European tour. The dates are as follows: Apr. 11 - Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan Apr. 12 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Kåren Apr. 13 - Lund, SWE @ Mejeriet As previously reported, NARNIA recently reached an agreement with the German label Massacre Records ...

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FATAL FORCE To Release Debut Album In April

FATAL FORCE, the new project featuring Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen, vocalist Mats Levén (TREAT, SWEDISH EROTICA, AT VANCE, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and drummer Daniel Flores (XSAVIOR, MIND'S EYE, SPEEDY GONZALES, FARO, PHILIP BARDOWELL), will release their self-titled debut album in April via MTM Music. The CD was produced by Tommy Hansen, who has previously worked ...

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EVERGREY Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA Festival

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed for the Metalmania festival, set to take place March 4 at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: 10:15-10:40 VESANIA 10:50-11:25 CALIBAN 11:40-12:15 HIERONYMUS BOSCH 12:30-13:10 SOILWORK 13:30-14:15 HUNTER 14:30-15:10 1349 15:25-16:05 UNLEASHED 16:20-17:10 ACID DRINKERS 17:30-18:10 EVERGREY 18:30-19:10 U.D.O. 19:30-20:15 ...

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BESEECH Seek New Label Home

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH are working on new material and are planning on entering the studio in April to record a new demonstration CD for shopping purposes. The band are currently unsigned, having fulfilled their contractual obligations to the Napalm label with the release of their fifth album, "Sunless Days", which came out last September. ...

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1349 Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA FESTIVAL

Norwegian black metallers 1349 have been confirmed for the 20th edition of the Metalmania Festival, set to take place March 4, at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main stage: THERION ANATHEMA MOONSPELL ACID DRINKERS NEVERMORE 1349 U.D.O. HUNTER UNLEASHED SOILWORK HIERONYMUS BOSCH CALIBAN VESANIA Side stage: BELPHEGOR ...

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DIVINEFIRE Guitarist Launches ESSENCE OF SORROW Project

DIVINEFIRE guitarist Jani Stefanovic is putting the finishing touches on the debut album from his new project ESSENCE OF SORROW. Entitled "Reflections of the Obscure", the album will feature lead vocals by Christian Palin (RANDOM EYES) and a special guest appearance by Mats Levén (THERION, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). ESSENCE OF SORROW lineup: Jani Stefanovic ...

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ANGTORIA Set Tentative Track Listing For Debut Album

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have set the tentative track listing for their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", due on April 24 via Listenable Records. It is as follows: ...

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NARNIA Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

Swedish metallers have NARNIA have reached an agreement with the German label Massacre Records to release the band's new studio album, "Enter the Gate" on April 21. "We also worked with Massacre for the release of our live DVD in 2004 and we are very excited about stepping into the future together with them," the ...

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NARNIA: More Tour Dates Announced

Swedish metallers have NARNIA have lined up the following dates: Jan. 28 - Venue TBA - Keuruu, FIN Feb. 04 - Venue TBA - Malung, SWE Apr. 21 - Elements Of Rock - Uster, SWI Apr. 30 - VappuGospel - Kouvola, FIN As previously reported, Attic Arcade/Gencross has set a March 23, 2006 Japanese release ...

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THERION To Begin Pre-Production For New Album Next Week

Sweden's THERION will be starting pre-production for the new album next week, according to a posting on the group's official web site. "The recordings will be interupted to do some festivals in March," the posting adds. "There will be some surprises on stage on the MetalMania festivals..." THERION are one of the bands confirmed for ...

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ANGTORIA To Begin Recording Vocals Next Week

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), are currently working on their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", for a tentative April 24, 2006 release via Listenable Records. Drums, bass and guitars ...

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