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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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NOVEMBERS DOOM Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have parted ways with bass player Mike LeGros. Mike played bass with the band for the past two years, and contributed to the recording of the upcoming CD, "The Pale Haunt Departure". "It was brought to our attention that he was not comfortable in the band due to creative differences, and ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM: New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By DAN SWANÖ

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed the mixing process for their new album, "The Pale Haunt Departure", with Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE). "Dan worked many long days and nights to make sure we were 100 percent happy with the final product, offering several versions of each song," the band write ...

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Swedish Metal Magazine CLOSE-UP Reveals Top Albums Of 2004

MASTODON's "Leviathan" has been named "Album of the Year" by the critics at Sweden's premiere metal/rock publication Close-Up. In the December/January issue, an array of musicians, including cover stars Robert Flynn from MACHINE HEAD and Anders Fridén from IN FLAMES (view cover here), discuss the music year 2004. MASTODON's "Leviathan" also made the ...

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