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WITHIN TEMPTATION, BRAINSTORM Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AM HÄRTSFELDSEE

WITHIN TEMPTATION, BRAINSTORM, ELUVEITIE and LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE have been confirmed for the Rock am Härtsfeldsee 2008 festival, set to take place June 27-28 in Dischingen Lkr. Heidenheim, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA BRAINSTORM DEADLOCK EKTOMORF ELUVEITIE LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE MAMBO KURT MEGAHERZ SALTATIO MORTIS WITHIN TEMPTATION For more information, visit

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Finland Sends Another Heavy Metal Band To EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Finnish metallers TERÄSBETONI have been selected to represent Finland in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. TERÄSBETONI won the Finnish national selection with the song "Missä miehet ratsastaa" and will represent the country in the semifinal of the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest on May 20 in Belgrade, Serbia. The band scored a runaway victory in the ...

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IMMORTAL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 36 CRAZYFISTS ALCHEMIST APOCALYPTICA AT THE GATES AVENGED SEVENFOLD BEHEMOTH BLEEDING THROUGH BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CAVALERA ...

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PAIN: Footage From First Post-Beatdown Concert Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Sweden's PAIN performing the song "End of the Line" this past Sunday (February 24) in Stuttgart, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "delain93"). As previously reported, PAIN members Peter Tägtgren (guitar/vocals), Johan Husgafvel (bass) and David Wallin (drums) were assaulted Friday night (February 22) in Leipzig, Germany during a day ...

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MESHUGGAH, FINNTROLL, AIRBOURNE Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK Festival

MESHUGGAH, FINNTROLL and AIRBOURNE have been confirmed for the Fields of Rock festival, set to take place June 20-22 at on the Evenemententerrein of Walibi World in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AIRBOURNE APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CHRIS CORNELL DANKO ...

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EVERGREY, SIX FEET UNDER Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

EVERGREY and SIX FEET UNDER have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BIOMECHANICAL BRAINSTORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS DEAD BEYOND BURIED DRONE ELUVEITIE EVERGREY FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GORILLA MONSOON HACRIDE ...

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PAIN Mainman Talks About Leipzig Assault

PAIN members Peter Tägtgren (guitar/vocals), Johan Husgafvel (bass) and David Wallin (drums) were assaulted Friday night (February 22) in Leipzig, Germany during a day off on the band's European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH. As a result, the group was forced to cancel Saturday's concert in Leipzig, but the bandmembers quickly picked themselves ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, AIRBOURNE, HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, PORCUPINE TREE, KATATONIA, MORBID ANGEL, KRISIUN and DEATH ANGEL are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 groups will perform on two stages. The festival billing is ...

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PAIN's Leipzig Beatdown: The Bloody Aftermath

PAIN members Peter Tägtgren (guitar/vocals), Johan Husgafvel (bass) and David Wallin (drums) were assaulted last night (Friday, February 22) in Leipzig, Germany during a day off on the band's European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH. As a result, the group was forced to cancel tonight's concert in Leipzig, with possible further cancellations to ...

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PAIN Members Assaulted In Germany; Leipzig Show Cancelled

PAIN touring guitarist Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, HOUSE OF SHAKIRA) has issued the following update from the band's current European as the support act for NIGHTWISH: "We had to cancel the gig tonight in Leipzig [Germany] while some crazy assholes kicked Peter [Tägtgren, guitar/vocals], Johan [Husgafvel, bass] and David [Wallin, drums] down when they where ...

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APOCALYPTICA: First U.S. Dates Announced

According to Ticketmaster.com, Finnish metal cellists APOCALYPTICA have scheduled the following U.S. dates: Apr. 27 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues May 12 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues More shows will be announced soon. As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA has had the U.S. release date of its new album, "Worlds Collide", ...

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TERÄSBETONI: New Single Available For Streaming

Finnish metallers TERÄSBETONI are competing in the Finnish national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Their chosen track is called "Missä miehet ratsastaa" and it was composed by the band's vocalist/bassist, Jarkko Ahola. Listen to the song in streaming audio at this location. In Finland there will be three semifinal rounds in the ...

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ICED EARTH Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

U.S. power metallers ICED EARTH have been confirmed for this year's Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, June 27; IRON MAIDEN AVENGED SEVENFOLD ROSE TATTOO APOCALYPTICA IN EXTREMO [to be announced] KINGCROW Saturday, June 28: SLAYER CARCASS ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, CHRIS CORNELL, DISTURBED, ICED EARTH Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK

MOTÖRHEAD, CHRIS CORNELL, DISTURBED, ICED EARTH, RISE AGAINST, ARCH ENEMY and BRING ME THE HORIZON have been confirmed for the Fields of Rock festival, set to take place June 20-22 at on the Evenemententerrein of Walibi World in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUDAS PRIEST SEX PISTOLS MOTÖRHEAD CAVALERA ...

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PAIN Launches Tour Blog

PAIN, the Swedish band featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, is currently on the road in Europe as the support act for NIGHTWISH. The band has launched a tour blog where the bandmembers promise to "keep you updated with news and share whatever happens during the tour. Everything you read or see on this ...

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ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BIOMECHANICAL BRAINSTRORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS DEAD BEYOND BURIED DRONE ELUVEITIE FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GORILLA MONSOON HATE HEAVEN SHALL ...

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ROYAL HUNT Guitarist To Tour With PAIN

Guitarist Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, HOUSE OF SHAKIRA) will once again be part of PAIN's touring lineup when the Swedish band hits the road later this month as the support act for NIGHTWISH. IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers makes a guest appearance on two songs on PAIN's latest album, "Psalms of Extinction". PAIN's video for ...

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MISERY SPEAKS Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

German melodic death metal outfit MISERY SPEAKS has been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BIOMECHANICAL BRAINSTRORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS DEAD BEYOND BURIED DRONE ELUVEITIE FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GORILLA MONSOON ...

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ARCH ENEMY, TEXTURES Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

ARCH ENEMY and TEXTURES have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 4: IN FLAMES WINTERSUN HEAVEN SHALL BURN CATAMENIA OCTOBER FILE MACHINEMADE GOD HATE ALESTORM PENITENZIAGITE STAUB UND SCHATTEN Saturday, July 5: APOCALYPTICA CELTIC FROST ...

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APOCALYPTICA, TESTAMENT, KORPIKLAANI Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

According to Ashladan.be, APOCALYPTICA, TESTAMENT, KORPIKLAANI, NILE, SOILWORK, 36 CRAZYFISTS and SABATON have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 36 CRAZYFISTS ALCHEMIST APOCALYPTICA AT THE GATES AVENGED SEVENFOLD BEHEMOTH BULLET ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Headline Germany's ROCK AM HÄRTSFELDSEE Festival

Finnish metal cellists APOCALYPTICA have been confirmed as the headliners of the Rock am Härtsfeldsee 2008 festival, set to take place June 27-28 in Dischingen Lkr. Heidenheim, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA DEADLOCK EKTOMORF MAMBO KURT MEGAHERZ SALTATIO MORTIS For more information, visit www.rockamhaertsfeldsee.de. As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA ...

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APOCALYPTICA's EICCA Wins JUSSI Award

APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen was honored with the Finnish movie award Jussi in the "Best Music" category for his work on the soundtrack to the Finnish movie "Black Ice". As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA has had the U.S. release date of its new album, "Worlds Collide", pushed back once again — this time to April 15. The ...

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