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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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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Re-Released This Week

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER will have three of their classic albums — "Heavy Metal Maniac" (1983), "Long Live the Loud" (1985) and "Unveiling the Wicked" (1986) — re-released on March 15 via Megaforce Records. All three releases were remastered by Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) and include bonus tracks. The Ottawa band was formed in 1979 ...

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MANOWAR Sign With SPV RECORDS

Magic Circle Music has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal for MANOWAR with SPV. Magic Circle Music spokesman and MANOWAR management team member Hinrich Stuerken commented, "With their professional attitude and international structure, SPV won out over all the other major and independent record companies in negotiations that lasted more than a year." MANOWAR bassist ...

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MAJESTY To Enter Studio This Summer

Germany's MAJESTY will enter the studio this summer to record their new album with producer Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer, current U.D.O. guitarist). Commented band leader Tarek Maghari: "MAJESTY will again write metal history this year. The new songs are fantastic and we can't wait to present them to our fans all over the world. ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Finland's NIGHTWISH have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. NIGHTWISH will top the bill on Friday, July 22, while MANOWAR will close out the show the following night. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE CHILDREN ...

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RHAPSODY To Release New Single In April

When the Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY first met the legendary actor Christopher Lee in December 2003 during the recording of their current album "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret", no one really knew what could come of this collaboration. It was only after Lee himself, being a talented singer possessing a ...

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THERION: METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY Covers Posted Online

Sweden's THERION have made cover versions of METALLICA's "Fight Fire with Fire", JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi" and THIN LIZZY's "Southbound" available for download via their official web site. Direct links to the downloads as well as comments from frontman Christofer Johnsson follow: METALLICA - "Fight Fire with Fire" (mp3) Christofer Johnsson: "Thought we're ...

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MANOWAR To Headline Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

MANOWAR have been confirmed as the headliners of this year's Masters of Rock Festival on July 16 in Vizovice, Czech Republic. This will be MANOWAR's only festival performance in Eastern Europe this summer. Commented MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio: "The Czech Republic is one heavy country filled with serious metal warriors. We plan to scorch the ...

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PARAGON Set Release Date For 'Revenge'

German power metallers PARAGON have set an April 18 European release date through Remedy Records for their new album, "Revenge". "Revenge" marks the follow-up to the band's successful album "The Dark Legacy", released by Remedy in 2003. The new CD was recorded in part at Karo studios with the help of an engineer, and the ...

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THE BRAIN SURGEONS To Launch European Tour Next Month

THE BRAIN SURGEONS, the critically acclaimed New York City-based collaboration between BLUE ÖYSTER CULT founder Albert Bouchard and punk/metal guitar legend Ross the Boss (DICTATORS, MANOWAR) will begin a European tour Friday, February 11 at the 100 Club in London. For photos and more information, click here. ...

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MANOWAR To Headline Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST 2005

MANOWAR have been confirmed as the headliners of Earthshaker Fest 2005, a three-day event set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. Legendary rock promoter/record producer Rainer Hansel brought MANOWAR and Earthshaker Fest together, knowing both were committed to presenting the highest quality production and creating the ultimate festival experience for fans. He was ...

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PARAGON Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Revenge'

German power metallers PARAGON have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Revenge", due in February/March 2005 through Remedy Records. "Revenge" marks the follow-up to the band's successful album "The Dark Legacy", released by Remedy last year. The new record was recorded in part at Karo studios with the help of an engineer, ...

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MANOWAR Are Packing Chocolate Fudge: Photo Available

All fans who order more than $150.00 worth of merchandise from MANOWAR's official webstore, The Kingdom Of Steel, will receive a free exclusive MANOWAR Chocolate Ingot. "This exclusive item is the size of a gold bar right out of Fort Knox comprised of pure custom made chocolate fudge with the MANOWAR logo branded across the ...

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ROSEWATER: Former Members Of MASI And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Join Forces

Vocalist Kyle Michaels (MASI, ANIMAL, BIRD OF PREY, RAVAGE) has teamed up with guitarist Rex Carroll (FIERCE HEART, WHITECROSS, KING JAMES) and drummer Mike Terrana (BEAU NASTY, HANOVER FIST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AXEL RUDI PELL, METALIUM, RAGE) in a brand new band called ROSEWATER. Michaels was most recently involved with the DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new ...

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KREATOR Frontman Guests On Children's TV Program: Photos Available

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza appeared on the children's TV channel KinderKanal in Germany today (Nov. 19). The 30-minute program featured Petrozza answering questions about the heavy metal genre. According to a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor, "the presenter of the show was a bit nervous, and Mille seemed a bit misplaced, but all in all it was a ...

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MANOWAR To Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS?

Will MANOWAR sign a new record deal with Sanctuary Records following their recent split with the Nuclear Blast label? According to legendary '80s A&R executive John Kalodner, who signed the group to Geffen and who is currently employed at Sanctuary, there is more than just a remote possibility that the two parties will work together ...

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