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THE ACCURSED: Guitarist CHRIS ELLINGSEN Returns To The Fold

Guitarist Chris "Loki" Ellingsen has rejoined the New Bedford, Massachusetts melodic thrash metallers THE ACCURSED — less than four months since announcing his departure from the group. "Loki has returned from the grave, to join in our metal onslaught once again," the band write on their web site. "He couldn't give in to the light, ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Enter Studio In July

Reformed classic British thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT will enter the studio the first week of July to begin recording their new album, "Killing Peace", tentatively due in September via an as-yet-undetermined label. The band's current lineup includes Sy Keeler (vocals), Nige Rockett (guitars), Steve Grice (drums), James Hinder (bass) and the group's latest addition, guitarist Alan ...

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ENTHRALLMENT Confirmed For Bulgaria's MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival

Bulgarian brutal death metallers ENTHRALLMENT have been confirmed for the Monsters of Rock festival, set to take place August 3-7 at the Black Sea resort of Varna in Bulgaria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABLEPSIA ANNIHILATOR ATROCITY AXEL RUDI PELL BRAZEN ABBOT CELTIC FROST CORNAMUSA DELIRIOUS DISBELIEF DIVA INT. ...

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ENTOMBED, GRAVE, GEHENNAH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ENTOMBED, GRAVE and GEHENNAH are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE ...

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ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

Reformed classic British thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed for the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 10­-12 at Svojsice U Prelouce (100 km east of Prague) in the Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BIRDFLESH CARNIVAL IN COAL CEPHALIC CARNAGE DIMMU BORGIR EPHEL DUATH ...

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HATEBREED To Release 'Supremacy' Via ROADRUNNER

MTV.com is reporting that HATEBREED have been in continuing negotiations with Roadrunner Records and are close to signing a deal with the label. "We ended up doing two records with Universal, and our time at that label was killer," frontman Jamey Jasta explained to MTV.com when asked about the talks. "We sold over ...

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CELTIC FROST Confirmed For Bulgaria's MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have been confirmed for the Monsters of Rock festival, set to take place August 3-7 at the Black Sea resort of Varna in Bulgaria. Also scheduled to appear are MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, UFO, KREATOR, ONSLAUGHT, MASTERPLAN, U.D.O., OVERKILL, DORO PESCH, NEVERMORE, ROSE TATTOO, GAMMA RAY and many others. For a ...

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ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For Bulgaria's MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival

Reformed classic British thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed for the Monsters of Rock festival, set to take place August 3-7 at the Black Sea resort of Varna in Bulgaria. Also scheduled to appear are MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, UFO. NEVERMORE, FEAR FACTORY, GAMMA RAY and KREATOR, among many others. ONSLAUGHT are continuing work on the material ...

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MSG, SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT, EXTREMA and CRUCIFIED BARBARA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC ...

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AKERCOCKE Cancel Glasgow Show

U.K. satanic death metallers AKERCOCKE have been forced to pull out of their previously announced March 23 appearance with VENOM and ONSLAUGHT at the Garage in Glasgow. Commented vocalist/guitarist Jason Mendonca: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, it's logistically impossible for us to make the Glasgow show. We're really disappointed. Dave [Gray, drums] and Matt ...

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ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For U.K.'s DAY INTO NIGHT Festival

Reformed classic British thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed as special guests of AKERCOCKE at the Camden Underworld on Saturday, May 13 as part of the Day into Night festival. The full lineup is as follows: Friday, May 12: ZYKLON DAM SHE SAID DESTROY Saturday, May 13: AKERCOCKE ONSLAUGHT Sunday, May 14: DECAPITATED CARPATHIAN FOREST ...

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MY DYING BRIDE To Headline U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

British metallers MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the sixth annual Bloodstock Festival, set to be held September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. MY DYING BRIDE are only the second U.K. band to headline the event, the previous one being SAXON, who headlined in 2001 and 2003. The ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, VICTORY and ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE ...

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DEF LEPPARD Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DEF LEPPARD have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DEF LEPPARD DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Support VENOM In The U.K.

Reformed classic British thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT will be special guests of VENOM on the following three U.K. dates in March: Mar. 23 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage Mar. 25 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Mar. 26 - Mamchester, UK @ Academy 2 ONSLAUGHT have also confirmed the following festival appearances: Jun. 8-10 – Sölvesborg, ...

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GRIM REAPER: New Touring Lineup Revealed

GRIM REAPER frontman Steve Grimmett has revealed the identities of the musicians that will be backing him during the group's upcoming performance at the Keep It True VI festival in Germany and subsequent headlining show in Greece. "[I've] been informed by a few people that the [Keep It True VI] promoters are advertising this as ...

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ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, THE QUILL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, and THE QUILL have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY ...

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ALICE COOPER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ALICE COOPER has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY ...

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SUIDAKRA: Songwriting For New Album 'Coming To An End'

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have posted the following update on their official web site: "To kick off our first real update of 2006, the band would like to send out a big [thank you] to all SUIDAKRA fans in Russia! The two shows have been a blast, thanks very much especially to the promoters ...

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MARSHALL LAW Confirmed For U.K's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST on drums, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: PRIMAL FEAR AXEL RUDI ...

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DRAGONFORCE, ONSLAUGHT, BONFIRE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DRAGONFORCE, ONSLAUGHT, BONFIRE, NASTY IDOLS, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS and HOUSE OF SHAKIRA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE ...

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EIDOMANTUM To Release New Seven-Inch Single

Swedish cult old-school black metal maniacs EIDOMANTUM will release a seven-inch single containing two brand new tracks ("Fear the Master" and "Black Aura") that show a new side of the band — described in a press release as "decidedly more heavy metal in their approach than earlier material. Imagine a mixture between MASTER'S HAMMER around ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Finish Recording New Pre-Production Demo

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have finished recording a five-song pre-production demo at Woodbine Garden studio in Pyhtää, Finland. The tracks laid down during the session are as follows: 01. City Red Light 02. Remember The Frozen 03. Neither Dead Nor Alive 04. My Hands Were Tied 05. Das Wegrecht Diaries and photos of ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire, England. According to the festival organizers, "PELL is confirmed for the special guest slot to PRIMAL FEAR on Friday, September 29. In keeping with our philosophy ...

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Reunited ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

The reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire, England. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are PRIMAL FEAR, MACHINE MEN, OMNIUM GATHERUM, DIED SMILING, ENEMY UNKNOWN, BEYOND AFTERLIFE and ...

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Reborn - STRYPER

Cleaning up the office at the end of the year, making room for the onslaught of 2006 releases, this one popped up and seemed like an irresistible piñata for critical derision. STRYPER, those God-rockin' bumblebees with the lame ballads and hair from here to the Pearly Gates? Well, pass me some of that yellow-and-black striped ...

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