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DAYLIGHT DIES Add Guitarist, Begin Recording New Album

North Carolina-based doom/death metallers DAYLIGHT DIES have issued the following update: "Despite the obvious inactivity in recent updates, DAYLIGHT DIES has been anything but idle. We have several major announcements to make, with a slew of other news to follow within the coming weeks. "First and foremost, we would like all to welcome Charlie Shackelford ...

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BLOODBATH: WACKEN Report Posted Online

BLOODBATH guitarist Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED) has posted a lengthy report on the band's appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival, which took place this past weekend in Wacken, Germany. Read it at this location. BLOODBATH's lineup for Wacken Open Air festival was as follows: Mike Åkerfeldt (OPETH) - Vocals ...

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HEATHEN Announce New Guitarist

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have recruited guitar virtuoso Terry Lauderdale to tour with the group this summer. "After auditions, Terry Lauderdale stepped up to the plate and hit a home run," the band write on their web site. "HEATHEN is very excited about having Terry on board. You may remember Terry, when ...

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RIBSPREADER Begin Work On New Material

Swedish "old-school death metal" band RIBSPREADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, the new album ['Congregating the Sick'] will be out May 2nd, so be sure to get it. Or not. Anyway, it's a bunch of fucken old-school songs just like the first one, even if they're not better in ...

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DEPRAVITY Complete Work On New Album

German death metal newcomers DEPRAVITY have completed work on their second album, "Litanies for the World to Suffer", tentatively due in June/July. After the departure of the group's female singer Birte Krause, DEPRAVITY found a new vocalist in Kiriakos "Morbid" Kiriazis from Greece. The band have also added a new guitarist in the shape of ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION And DRAGONFORCE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION and DRAGONFORCE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION DRAGONFORCE EDGUY ENDHAMMER ...

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Nightmares Made Flesh - BLOODBATH

My experience with death metal "supergroups" this past year has been 50/50: MURDER SQUAD's "Ravenous Murderous" rules, GOD AMONG INSECTS' "World Wide Death" blows. The winning percentage shoots up with BLOODBATH's "Nightmares Made Flesh". But then, did you really expect anything less from Dan Swanö's death metal juggernaut, a band that released the "Breeding Death" ...

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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish rock 'n' roll legends HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ...

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BLOODBATH To Film WACKEN Performance For Upcoming DVD

Swedish death metallers BLOODBATH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Since this year's appearance at Wacken might not only be the first, but also the last gig for BLOODBATH, we've decided it will be shot for a future dvd release. Through who and when it will be released has yet to ...

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RIBSPREADER Announce New Lineup

Swedish "old-school death metal" band RIBSPREADER have undergone several lineup changes with the departure of guitarist/bassist Andreas Carlsson (ANOTHER LIFE), guitarist Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE) and drummer Johan Berglund (THIS HAVEN). The group's new lineup is as follows: Rogga Johansson - Guitar, vocals Patrik Halvarsson - Bass Mattias Fiebig - Drums A ...

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SENTENCED To Play Final German Show At WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish metallers SENTENCED will perform their last-ever show in Germany at the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ...

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ZYKLON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA ...

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OPETH To Enter Studio In March

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following message at their official web site: "Mikael Åkerfeldt has been confirmed as the vocalist for the first and last BLOODBATH gig. This will take place at Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival on the 4th of August. The band will perform songs from all three albums including the non-Åkerfeldt ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX ...

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BLOODBATH Land Endorsement Deal With ES GUITARS

According to a posting on BLOODBATH's official web site, Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström and BLOODBATH have entered an exclusive endorsement deal with ES Guitars from Connecticut, USA. Nyström's choice of axe is a model called SS-88AN and was based on their line of "anti-corporate" handcrafted designs to serve as a tool of use and abuse on ...

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COUNT RAVEN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish doom legends COUNT RAVEN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Announce New Bassist

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have announced the addition of bassist Brian Whited (ex-AVERNUS, DEAD SERENADE) to the group's ranks. "Brian has played with us occasionally in the past, and fits in very well with us both musically and personally," the band write on their web site. "We're pleased to have him back with us now, ...

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OOMPH! Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

OOMPH! have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Complete 'The Pale Haunt Departure' Video

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have finished filming a video for the title track of their upcoming CD, "The Pale Haunt Departure". The clip "was filmed on Sunday, January 23, and the production company, Autumn's End Entertainment has helped us capture an amazing piece of film, that is a perfect companion to the song," the band ...

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BLOODBATH: Live Debut Planned For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have posted the following message on their official web site: "The time has finally come for BLOODBATH to invade ...

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