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CNK Featuring Ex-ANOREXIA NERVOSA Frontman To Release Second Album

After their bombastic and acclaimed 2002 debut album "Ultraviolence über alles", the CNK — featuring Hreidmarr of the French black metal act ANOREXIA NERVOSA, along with Heinrich Von Band, Sylvicious (TAMTRUM) on drums, and Parisian designer Valnoir (SECT) on bass, are back with their long-awaited second offering, to be released in November via Season of ...

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ENGEL: Hometown Gig Announced

ENGEL, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), vocalist Mangan Klavborn, and bassist Michael Håkansson (ex-EVERGREY), has scheduled the following dates: Aug. 22 - Club Centurion - Gothenburg, SWE Sep. 08 - Armageddon Open Air - Kristianstad, SWE ENGEL recently ...

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ENGEL Completes Mastering Debut Album

ENGEL, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), vocalist Mangan Klavborn, and bassist Michael Håkansson (ex-EVERGREY), has finished mastering its debut album with Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN). Anders Fridén (singer of IN FLAMES) helped his old friend Niclas (both played together ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Völkerball' DVD To Receive U.S. Release In September

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will issue their "Völkerball" DVD in the U.S. in September. The exact release date will be announced soon. RAMMSTEIN's latest album, "Rosenrot", received its long-overdue U.S. release in March 2006 via Universal Music. The CD, which was certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies within two weeks ...

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EVERGREY: New Album To Be Launched Before Christmas

EVERGREY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "As you all know, Fredrik Larsson was the temporary bass player after Michael [Håkansson] left. Fredrik has now rejoined HAMMERFALL. The EVERGREY crew wish him all the best in the future. He is still a good friend of the band. "New songs have been ...

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EVERGREY: You Could Be The Group's New Bassist

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have issued the following update: "Could you become the next bass player for EVERGREY? You sure could! Now is the time and here is your chance. You should be either living in Sweden or be able to move here. Please send your bio, pic and samples (either video or mp3) of your ...

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BEHEMOTH: More Bucharest Concert, Interview Footage Available

Metalhead TV has posted episode four of the "Metalhead Live Report", featuring video footage of BEHEMOTH's May 31, 2007 performance in Bucharest, Romania. The program includes: 01. DEVIANT Live Footage 02. Interview with DIES IRAE 03. DIES IRAE Live Footage 04. Interview + Live Footage L.O.S.T. 05. Interview + Live Footage L.O.S.T. 06. Interview + ...

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APOCALYPTICA: New Album To Feature Backing Vocals By Ex-THERION/YNGWIE Singer

Swedish singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, KRUX, TREAT, AT VANCE) has just finished laying down backing vocals for the new APOCALYPTICA album with producer Jacob Hellner (RAMMSTEIN). Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Tomoyasu Hotei (superstar Japanese composer, whose credits include the "Kill Bill" soundtrack), Joseph Duplantier (GOJIRA) and Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA ...

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PENTATONIK: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish metal band PENTATONIK's long career playing RAMMSTEIN-like material has come to an end. The group is now ready to make its mark with a new lineup and style that has evolved into something entirely faster, more aggressive and "in-your-face!" according to a press release. Another demo song, "Mielittyjen Karkumatka", taken from the group's upcoming ...

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FATAL SMILE Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE has parted ways with bassist Markus Johansson and has replaced him with Alex Johnson. FATAL SMILE recently inked a deal with Locomotive Music. The group's sophomore album, "Neo Natural Freaks", was released in the U.S. on February 20. The follow-up to 2002's "Beyond Reality", "Neo Natural Freaks" ...

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GOTTHARD Bassist Discusses 'Domino Effect'

GOTTHARD bassist Marc Lynn recently spoke to Lucem Fero's Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. Topics of discussion included the Swiss group's second album "Domino Effect", their relationship with co-producer Ronald Prent (RAMMSTEIN), his thoughts on the music industry and how the group keep their material fresh. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Lucem Fero: ...

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RAMMSTEIN: In Songwriting Mode

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have commenced the songwriting sessions for their new album. As a result, they will not make any live appearances for the remainder of the year. In related news, RAMMSTEIN guitar player Richard Z. Kruspe's solo project EMIGRATE will release its self-titled debut album on August 31. RAMMSTEIN's latest album, "Rosenrot", received ...

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THERION's SNOWY SHAW Laying Down Drums For New Gothenburg Project

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) is currently recording session drums for the debut album of an as-yet-unnamed Gothenburg-based project. According to a posting on Snowy's web site, "style-wise is very much in the vein of CANDLEMASS, MEMENTO MORI, KING DIAMOND and NOTRE DAME. Last autumn ...

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THERION's SNOWY SHAW To Handle Artwork, Photography For HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) has been hired to handle the artwork, illustrations and photography for the upcoming releases by Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR. In other news, Swedish glam/sleaze act LOUD'N'NASTY will release its Snowy Shaw-produced three-song single on May 25. In connection to ...

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FREAK KITCHEN Guitarist To Guest On New URBANDUX CD

FREAK KITCHEN über-guitarist Mattias "IA" Eklundh and Zoltan Corsrz of FLOWER KINGS are among the confirmed guests on the new album from Sweden's URBANDUX, tentatively due this summer. The follow-up to 2004's "Songs from the Flesh" (Geisha Records/Avispa) is currently being mixed by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, CLAWFINGER, WITHIN TEMPTATION, PRIME STH). For more information, visit ...

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THE RAYGUN GIRLS Sign With KILLZONE RECORDS

KillZone Records has announced the signing of THE RAYGUN GIRLS from Queens Village, New York. THE RAYGUN GIRLS play a blend of gothic, industrial rock/metal with an edge of punk attitude to create catchy, guitar driven songs. Drawing on a whole array of influences such as RAMMSTEIN, FEAR FACTORY, DANZIG, KILLING JOKE, SISTERS OF MERCY, ...

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PENTATONIK: New Song Posted Online

Finnish metal band PENTATONIK's long career playing RAMMSTEIN-like material has come to an end. The group is now ready to make its mark with a new lineup and style that has evolved into something entirely faster, more aggressive and "in-your-face!" according to a press release. The song "Suurella Sydämellä", taken from the band's forthcoming EP, ...

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