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NARNIA: New Album To Receive Japanese Release In March

Attic Arcade/Gencross has set a March 23, 2006 Japanese release date for the new NARNIA album, entitled "Enter the Gate". The Swedish metallers are currently negotiating a European release for the CD, which is being described by the band as "the most well-sounding and well-performed NARNIA album to date." The follow-up to 2003's "The Great ...

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VANDEN PLAS: First Tour Dates Of 2006 Announced

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have announced the first tour dates in support of their upcoming CD, "Christ.0". They are as follows: Mar. 18 - Cologne Prog Night (Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld) - Köln, GER Apr. 02 - Headway Festival - NETH May 05 - Festival - Beauvais, FRA (w/ THERION, WITHIN TEMPTATION, ANGRA) As previously reported, ...

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MELECHESH To Enter Studio In January

Israel's MELECHESH will enter Woodhouse Studios (SAMAEL, GRIP INC., THERION, MOONSPELL) in Hagen, Germany in January 2006 to record their fourth full-length album, entitled "Emissaries". The mixing will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with renowned producer Attie Bauw (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, SCORPIONS, FIGHT). The tracking will take three weeks and mixing around two weeks. ...

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MIND'S EYE: New Song Available For Download

MIND'S EYE, the Swedish progressive rock/metal band featuring members of THERION, SECRET SPHERE and NOVAK, will release their fourth album, "Walking on H20", on January 20, 2006 via Lion Music. A full-length MP3 of the track "The Nazca Lines" has been made available for download at this location. An MP3 file containing a ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Performs With 1349: Photo Available

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have posted the following message on their official web site: "CELTIC FROST were very honoured to meet close friends again on the occasion of the Swiss concert of Norwegian groups 1349 and GORGOROTH at La Chaux-de-Fonds on November 12, 2005, which they attended upon invitation by 1349's singer Ravn ...

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German Guitarist HUBI MEISEL Completes Work On New CD

After a production time of more than two years, German guitarist Hubi Meisel has completed work on his new concept album, "Kailash", which will be released through Lion Music on February 27, 2006. This time the concept story is all about the Himalayas, Tibet and the secrets of ancient Buddhist/Hindu culture and mythology. Like on ...

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THRESHOLD To Mix Live Album

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have issued the following update on their current activities: "Karl [Groom, guitar] and Rich [West, keyboards] are hoping to find time soon to mix the live album that THRESHOLD recorded on tour last year. Provisionally entitled 'Surface To Stage', it will be the first time that the band has released such ...

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ANGTORIA To Begin Recording Debut Album This Weekend

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 enter Sidelake Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden on Saturday, November 19 to begin recording their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", tentatively due in April ...

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ANGTORIA Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

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 inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's debut album is tentatively scheduled for release in the spring. A full-length MP3 of the ANGTORIA demo track ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DANZIG, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE, ANGRA Venue: Arena Skol City/State: Sao Paulo, Brazil Date: Sept. 9, 2005 Attendance: 22,654 Capacity: 35,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE Venue: Claro Hall City/State: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Date: Sept. 8, 2005 Attendance: ...

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NARNIA Set Title For New Album

Swedish neo-classical metallers NARNIA have set "Enter the Gate" as the title of their fifth full-length CD, tentatively due in February/March 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "The Great Fall" will feature backing vocals by Mats Leven (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AT VANCE). NARNIA's fourth full-length album, "The Great Fall", was released in ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman: 'We Never Broke The Oath'

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "One of the major merchandisers in the music industry, one whose work had been recommended to us by other bands and whom we favored up to this point to become an imminent partner to CELTIC FROST, deemed it appropriate to ...

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THERION Resume North American Tour

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "After all the sad news finally some positive news; the new tour bus is excellent, the best we've ever had actually. So we should be more than fine for the rest of the tour. "And now a message to fans ...

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THERION: Omaha Show Cancelled

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We are at this moment travelling to Omaha for the show (in a fucking uncomfortable van with a trailer). We drove 'till 5 in the morning and continued to drive today after four hours of sleep and would have hade ...

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THERION: Denver Show Cancelled

Sweden's THERION were forced to cancel tonight's (Sept. 28) scheduled concert in Denver, Colorado. The group's mainman, Christofer Johnsson, has issued the following statement on the matter: "It seemed like all problems with the bus was fixed, but instead of waking up being in Denver, the band woke up at a truck repair center in ...

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SECRET SPHERE Announce New Drummer

Italian melodic metallers SECRET SPHERE have announced the addition of drummer Federico Pennazzato to the group's ranks. "Federico is a young and brilliant drummer coming from our city, so after more than three months of collaboration and some gigs we are happy to confirm that he is the right man to sit behind the kit!" ...

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ORPHANED LAND Frontman Issues Post-PROGPOWER Update

Israeli metal outfit ORPHANED LAND have issued an update following their trip to the ProgPower festival in Atlanta, Georgia, where they shared stage with such renowned acts like ANGRA, CONCEPTION, PINK CREAM 69, STRATOVARIUS, SYMPHORCE, THERION and others. Considering that the festival was sold out in three days, it is not surprising that ORPHANED LAND ...

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THERION: Tempe Show Cancelled

Sweden's THERION were forced to cancel tonight's [Sept. 23] scheduled concert in Tempe, Arizona. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "The tour bus had a major break down this night and the engine is being repaired during the night and noon. Unfortunatly this means that the band does not stand a ...

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SECRET SPHERE To Support ROYAL HUNT On European Tour

Italian melodic metallers SECRET SPHERE will be supporting ROYAL HUNT on a European tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 07 - Caserta.Naples, ITA @ Oddly Shed Oct. 08 - Florence, ITA @ Ministry Oct. 09 - Pavia/Milan, ITA @ Thunder Road Oct. 10 - Munich, GER @ Garage Oct. 11 - Verviers, ...

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ARCANE DIMENSION Complete Work On CD

ARCANE DIMENSION, the new project featuring Jarek Tatarek of the legendary Polish thrashers ASTHAROTH (who released the "Gloomy Experiments" album in 1990) and Teresa Camp of HALCYON DAYS, have completed work on a self-produced CD, "In Ecstasy & Sorrow", to be released in a digipack version in November 2005. The CD, which will be shopped ...

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HELLWITCH To Support THERION In Florida

Legendary death/thrash metal band HELLWITCH have been confirmed as the support act for THERION on Sunday, September 18 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. As previously reported, HELLWITCH recently completed work on a self-financed promotional demo/CD, which they are currently using to procure a record deal. The CD contains new versions ...

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BEYOND FEAR To Play Special Headlining Show In Minneapolis

Tim "Ripper" Owens, current lead singer of ICED EARTH and former singer of JUDAS PRIEST, will be making a special appearance in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his side-project band BEYOND FEAR. BEYOND FEAR will perform on Sunday, September 25, at the Star Central nightclub in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Tickets are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at ...

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THERION Mainman Explains Winnipeg Cancellation

Sweden's THERION have been forced to cancel their previously announced dates in Winnipeg (September 5) and New Orleans (September 19). The band's mainman, Christofer Johnsson, has issued the following statement regarding the Winnipeg cancellation: "We're sorry that no better info was given about the cancellation, but we don't always have Internet access to update the ...

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