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CANDLEMASS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will release their new album, "King of the Grey Islands", on June 22 through Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Prologue 02. Emperor of the Void 03. Devil Seed 04. Of Stars and Smoke 05. Demonia 6 06. Destroyer 07. Man of Shadows 08. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, NEVERMORE, SIRENIA Confirmed For Norway's METAL HEART Festival

BLIND GUARDIAN, NEVERMORE and SIRENIA have been confirmed for Metal Heart, a brand new two-day metal festival set to take place August 17-18 at Tapperiet in Notodden, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BLIND GUARDIAN CANDLEMASS CIRCUS MAXIMUS CLOUDSCAPE DØDHEIMSGARD DIMMU BORGIR JORN MORGANA LEFAY NEVERMORE PAGAN'S MIND SEVENTH ...

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CANDLEMASS Joined By OPETH, Ex-BLACK SABBATH Members At Anniversary Gig; Video Available

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS celebrated their 20th anniversary with a huge party at Stockholm's Kolingsborg last night (Saturday, March 31). CANDLEMASS performed with no less than seven (!) different vocalists — including the band's former singers Johan Langquist and Tomas Vikström, plus the group's latest addition, Robert Lowe of SOLITUDE AETURNUS. The complete list of ...

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ELVENKING Finishes Recording New Album

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING has finished recording its new album and is about to leave for Helsinki, Finland to begin the mixing the effort at Sonic Pump Studios. Due this fall via AFM Records, the CD will feature a guest appearance on two tracks by Swedish guitarist Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO ...

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SABBAT, ENTOMBED Confirmed For Ireland's D.O.D. FESTIVAL

Reunited British thrashers SABBAT and Sweden's ENTOMBED have been confirmed for this year's D.O.D. Festival (formerly Day of Darkness), which will be held at Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland. This year's event takes place over two days — on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 — and is expected to be the biggest of its ...

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KEEN OF THE CROW Members Vow To Carry On

KEEN OF THE CROW members Rhett Davis (drums; ex-MORGION), Justin Christian (bass; ex-MORGION) and Dan Ochoa (vocals) have vowed to carry on with the band despite the departure of Ron Slater (guitar) and Seth Arthur (guitar). The group's statement on the matter reads a follows: "The [previous announcement regarding the band's breakup] was not made ...

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KEEN OF THE CROW Calls It Quits

KEEN OF THE CROW, the Southern California-based quintet featuring drummer Rhett Davis and bassist Justin Christian of renowned doom druids MORGION, has issued the following update: "Ron Slater [guitar], Dan Ochoa [vocals] and Seth Arthur [guitar] have left KEEN OF THE CROW. The depature was due to a culmination of things including a bad tour ...

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CANDLEMASS, INSOMNIUM, DEATHCHAIN Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI Festival

CANDLEMASS, INSOMNIUM, DEATHCHAIN, KIUAS, PROFANE OMEN, HORNA and URN are the latest confirmed bands for the 2007 edition of the Jalometalli festival, set to take place August 17-18 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALTARIA AMORAL BURNING POINT CANDLEMASS DEATHCHAIN DOMINATION BLACK ETERNAL TEARS ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Ireland's D.O.D. FESTIVAL

Swedish doom metal titans CANDLEMASS will play their first-ever Irish show at this year's D.O.D. Festival (formerly Day of Darkness) at Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland. This year's event takes place over two days on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 and is expected to be the biggest of its kind ever staged in Ireland. ...

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MALICE Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited Los Angeles heavy metal legends MALICE have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN BULLET CANDLEMASS HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT MALICE MARSHALL LAW ...

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KRUX: New Swedish Gig Announced

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), current ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Carl Westholm, will perform at Mälarrocken in Västerås, Sweden on June 29. KRUX's sophomore album, entitled "II", was released in ...

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THERION Confirmed For Norway's METAL HEART Festival

Sweden's THERION has been confirmed for Metal Heart, a brand new two-day metal festival set to take place August 17-18 at Tapperiet in Notodden, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CANDLEMASS CIRCUS MAXIMUS CLOUDSCAPE DØDHEIMSGARD DIMMU BORGIR JORN MORGANA LEFAY PAGAN'S MIND SEVENTH WONDER SWALLOW THE SUN TESTAMENT THERION ...

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Cleveland Metal Bands Unite For College Radio Station Benefit

Cleveland college radio station WJCU will host a benefit concert this Saturday, February 17 to kick off their 2007 annual Radiothon fundraiser. The concert takes place at the Jigsaw Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio. Performing will be five of Cleveland's best underground metal bands — SOULLESS, GROUND ZERO, WRETCH, AT NO END and WINTERS BANE — ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Confirmed For Norway's METAL HEART Festival

Sweden's CLOUDSCAPE has been confirmed for Metal Heart, a brand new two-day metal festival set to take place August 17-18 at Tapperiet in Notodden, Norway. Around 12 acts will perform at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CANDLEMASS CIRCUS MAXIMUS CLOUDSCAPE DHG JORN MORGANA LEFAY PAGAN'S MIND SEVENTH ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Norway's METAL HEART Festival

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have been confirmed for Metal Heart, a brand new two-day metal festival set to take place August 17-18 at Tapperiet in Notodden, Norway. Around 12 acts will perform at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CANDLEMASS CIRCUS MAXIMUS DHG JORN MORGANA LEFAY PAGAN'S MIND ...

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CANDLEMASS To Co-Headline Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have been confirmed as the co-headliners of the 2007 edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN BULLET CANDLEMASS HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT MARSHALL LAW MOONSORROW ...

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GRAND MAGUS To Support FIREWIND In U.K.

Swedish powerhouse GRAND MAGUS has confirmed that it will tour the U.K. in April as special guests to power metal outfit FIREWIND. The band have also been been selected to play as main support to CANDLEMASS at their forthcoming 20th anniversary show at the Shrine in Stockholm on March 31. GRAND MAGUS supporting FIREWIND: Apr. ...

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ZAN CLAN Confirmed For Sweden's ROCKHIMLEN Festival

ZAN CLAN, the Swedish group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, has been confirmed for the Rockhimlen festival, set to take place July 13-14 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Part of the proceeds from the concert will go to "Barncancerfonden" (Children With Cancer). The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BAI ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman To Talk About Upcoming Solo Album On Sweden's 'Dist'

Bassist/mainman Leif Edling of the legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will discuss his upcoming solo album and the group's first LP with new singer Robert Lowe of SOLITUDE AETURNUS on Sweden's "biggest hard rock radio show" "Dist" this Sunday, January 28. "Dist" airs on Sveriges Radio (SR), Sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcaster, every Sunday between ...

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KRYPTOS To Enter Studio This Month

Bangalore, India-based thrashers KRYPTOS are set to hit the studio on January 25 to begin recording their follow-up to their debut album. The new CD, entitled "The Ark of Gemini", will feature "ten new tracks of heavy, precision, melodic metal with lethal doses of thrash aggression," according to a press release. "Imagine CORONER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ...

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DEATHCHAIN Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

Finnish death/thrash metallers DEATHCHAIN have issued the following update: "We have considered the current state of the band for some time now and as a result DEATHCHAIN has made unanimous decision to change our singer. Therefore, Rotten will step aside and K.J. Khaos will take over as a full-time member of the band. "With K.J. ...

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Alone - SOLITUDE AETURNUS

When those stately riffs ponderously march in, and that voice soars above them, the criminally long wait since the last SOLITUDE AETURNUS album will disappear in your mind. The hair will raise on the back of your neck, your spine will tingle, and that inimitable doom sound will flood your spirit once again, reminding anyone ...

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KEEN OF THE CROW: Debut EP Out Now

KEEN OF THE CROW, the Southern California-based quintet featuring drummer Rhett Davis and bassist Justin Christian of renowned doom druids MORGION, has just released a three-song EP, entitled "Premonition", via Grau Records. Described as "a mixture of doom, death, and black metal yet eclectic in nature," KEEN OF THE CROW's music "derives from a very ...

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CANDLEMASS Focusing On Singer Hunt

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have posted the following message on their official webi site: "In these days of stress and X-mas overload to celebrate the commersial interests, CANDLEMASS will instead focus on the hunt for a new singer. The band will try some interesting people over the weekends and hopefully a new guy can be ...

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SILENT MEMORIAL: New Song Posted Online

CLOUDSCAPE frontman Mike Andersson has uploaded a song called "Human Mind" from the upcoming second album from the Swiss project-band SILENT MEMORIAL, to which he has contributed lead vocals. The CD, which is currently being mixed and mastered at the RoastingHouse studio in Malmö, Sweden by Pontus Lindmark, is expected to be released in early ...

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