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EARTHSHAKER FEST Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos from this year's Earthshaker Fest have been uploaded at www.metalchroniques.com. Featured bands include: MANOWAR CHILDREN OF BODOM DESTRUCTION DIMMU BORGIR GRAVE DIGGER HOLLYHELL HYPOCRISY JBO LOUDNESS MASTERPLAN NIGHTWISH PRIMAL FEAR RHAPSODY STORMWARRIOR (with Kai Hansen) A three-day event (including the opening-night party), Earthshaker Fest took place July 21-23 ...

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HOMO IRATUS Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are MANOWAR, GOREFEST and BALANCE OF POWER. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances by such bands ...

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DESTRUCTION Replace OVERKILL AT Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have replaced OVERKILL on the billing of this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. DESTRUCTION will perform at the event on Saturday, July 23. Other acts scheduled to appear at this year's festival include MANOWAR, DIMMU BORGIR, MASTERPLAN, NIGHTWISH, ...

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MAJESTY Begin Recording New Album

Germany's MAJESTY have entered the studio with producer Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer, current U.D.O. guitarist) to begin recording their new album. The following is band leader Tarek Maghari's report on the CD's recording sessions: "Hail metalheads! I'm writing to you directly from the studio where we are recording the 'Reign in Glory' follower. At ...

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MANOWAR Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

MANOWAR are the first confirmed band for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. About seven bands will be sharing the stage with MANOWAR. Other confirmed acts will be announced soon. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances ...

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TESTAMENT Pull Out Of Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST, DIMMU BORGIR Step In

Long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at Earthshaker Fest due to "important personal obligations," according to a posting on the festival's web site. Replacing TESTAMENT on the bill will be the Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR. Earthshaker Fest is a three-day event (including the ...

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MANOWAR Head Of Security Passes Away

According to a posting on MANOWAR's web site, the band's head of security for the past 17 years, Dan "The Man" Lee, passed away on June 7, 2005 following a lifelong battle with Marfans Syndrome, also known as Lincoln's disease (named for the great American president who shared this genetic disorder which is believed to ...

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MANOWAR To Play Turkey In August

MANOWAR have scheduled a headlining performance at Yedikule ZindanlarĂ˝ in Istanbul, Turkey on August 6. MANOWAR recently signed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal with SPV for their Magic Circle Music label. The band are set to release their new single as well as their new DVD, "Hell On Earth Part IV", in July of this ...

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FORCE OF EVIL And POWERGOD Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

FORCE OF EVIL, POWERGOD and HAEMOTOM have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. Meanwhile, FEINSTEIN (the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein, ROYAL HUNT singer John West, and ex-FOGHAT/THE OUTLAWS bassist Jeff Howell) ...

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MERCENARY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. MERCENARY will perform on Friday, July 22. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MANOWAR (feat. Christopher Lee, incl. orchestra & choir performance) NIGHTWISH TESTAMENT RHAPSODY (feat. ...

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MANOWAR Confirmed For Spain's METALWAY FESTIVAL

MANOWAR have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Metalway Festival 2005, which set to take place August 12-14 in Gernika (Bizkaia), Spain. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival include ACCEPT, W.A.S.P., KORN, KREATOR, SENTENCED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SONATA ARCTICA, SODOM, OBITUARY, PRIMAL FEAR, LABYRINTH and MACHINE MEN. For more information, ...

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MANOWAR's JOEY DEMAIO Contributes To New Book

Dr. Randall Kertz, former tour manager for MANOWAR, has released his long-awaited book, "The Bassist's Guide to Injury Management, Prevention and Better Health". It covers common injuries musicians may experience, especially bass players, and tells you what they are, how to treat them and offers prevention advice, including exercises and stretches. It also features a ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For EARTHSHAKER FEST Opening Night Concert

Finland's FINNTROLL have been confirmed for the special opening night of this year's Earthshaker Fest on Thursday, July 21 in Geiselwind, Germany. Other groups scheduled to perform on the opening night are TURISAS, JUSTICE, HOLY HELL and one other "surprise" act. Fans who have purchased a two-day combination ticket will have free entry to the ...

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THE DICTATORS: 'Viva Dictators' Live Album Due In July

Escapi Music has set a July 12 release date for THE DICTATORS' "Viva Dictators", a live album consisting of 15 proto-punk classics (plus an additional bonus track recorded at soundcheck) by one of the best live bands on the planet. Formed in 1974, New York City's THE DICTATORS are one of the finest and most ...

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PRIMAL FEAR, DRAGONLORD, LOUDNESS Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

PRIMAL FEAR, DRAGONLORD, LOUDNESS and MACHINE MEN have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISBELIEF DRAGONLORD EVIDENCE ONE EXILIA FEINSTEIN GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HOLYHELL HYPOCRISY J.B.O. ...

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TURISAS Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISBELIEF EVIDENCE ONE EXILIA FEINSTEIN GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HYPOCRISY J.B.O. ...

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MANOWAR: 'Hell On Earth IV' Details Revealed

MANOWAR is proud to announce the upcoming release of their newest video, "Hell On Earth IV", which contains 2 video discs and 1 audio disc for a total of 4 1/2 hours of total viewing time. More details on the availability to be confirmed soon, watch here! Main Disc: * Highlights of the entire 2002 ...

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MANOWAR And RHAPSODY: More North American Tour Dates Announced

MANOWAR will be teaming up with RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL for a Norht American tour beginning on June 2 in Cleveland, Ohio. Italy's premier symphonic metal band RHAPSODY will make their debut performance in America as MANOWAR's special guests. Having achieved sales of more than one million records, known the world over for thrilling audiences with ...

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Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken - HAMMERFALL

You love 'em, you hate 'em, you think they're a pleasure guiltier than O.J. Simpson ripping the tag off a mattress. Seven years after their debut, "Glory to the Brave", galvanized a power metal scene then at low ebb, it's still hard to separate HAMMERFALL from the hype and discourse surrounding their existence. Five albums ...

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HYPOCRISY And STORMWARRIOR Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Sweden's HYPOCRISY and Germany's STORMWARRIOR have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. STORMWARRIOR will be joined during their performance by former HELLOWEEN and current GAMMA RAY guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen for a special "Walls of Jericho" (HELLOWEEN) set. The billing for the festival is ...

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