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THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR 2007 Dates Announced

The much-anticipated return of The Family Values Tour, co-headlined by KORN and EVANESCENCE, will commence on July 20 in St. Louis and close out the summer on September 2 in sunny California. With a line-up including ATREYU, FLYLEAF, HELLYEAH, and TRIVIUM, the tour is poised to be the biggest and best Family Values Tour in ...

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EVERGREY: Bassist-Less Once Again

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have officially parted ways with bassist Fredrik Larsson — only nine months after he was recruited as the replacement for Michael Håkansson. A new bassist has not yet been announced, but none of the band's upcoming live activities are expected to be affected by this change. Larsson has since joined fellow Swedes ...

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BEHEMOTH: New 'The Apostasy' Webisode Available

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have posted the latest webisode documenting the making of their new album, "The Apostasy". Watch it at YouTube. "The Apostasy" is scheduled for release in July via Century Media Records. The group's most ambitious and epic offering yet, it was recorded in the band's hometown of Gdansk with Nergal ...

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BEHEMOTH Mainman Checks In From European Tour

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH are currently on the road in Europe as part of this year's No Mercy Festival tour alongside ROOT, DEW-SCENTED, NAPALM DEATH and MOONSPELL. The band's mainman Nergal has checked in with the following report: "It's the first touring experience in seven months for us, and let me tell you the truth, ...

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BEHEMOTH Added To OZZFEST 2007 Second-Stage Lineup

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH have been added to the Ozzfest 2007 lineup. The band has landed the direct-support, non-rotating slot right before second-stage headliners HATEBREED. This is the first time a Polish act has ever participated in Ozzfest. The Ozzfest billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE LAMB OF GOD ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Studio Update

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "We had a great vocal/guitar session over the weekend! Stefan [Leibing, guitar] finished his guitar work for our new album at the U3 studio with our good friend Achim Köhler engineering. Ralf [Scheepers] recorded another vocal track. We're only a ...

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EVERGREY To Play Romania In April

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have issued the following update: "As you may remember, we were unfortunately forced to cancel our performance in Bucharest, Romania two months ago. This was due to a vehicle malfunction and totally out of our control. We then said we would come back to make up for this, and guess what — ...

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RAMMSTEIN Nominated For German ECHO Award

According to Herzeleid.com, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have been nominated for an Echo award for their latest live DVD/CD, "Völkerball". The German Echo awards are similar to the American Grammy Awards. The basis for the award is simply the best-placed music DVD production as determined by Media Control, the official German charts. RAMMSTEIN ...

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LE GRAND GUIGNOL Signs With MADDENING MEDIA

Newly formed record label Maddening Media has announced its first signing: LE GRAND GUIGNOL (formerly VINDSVAL). LE GRAND GUIGNOL's new album, "The Great Maddening", was recorded at TidalWave Studios by Patrick Damiani (FALKENBACH, SECRETS OF THE MOON) and was mastered by two-time Grammy-Award winner Darcy Proper at Galaxy Studios (MANOWAR, RAMMSTEIN). The CD clocks in ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION To Guest On IRON MAIDEN Singer's Radio Show

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band WITHIN TEMPTATION will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Saturday, March 17 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time (between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST) ...

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DEBAUCHERY: Debut Album Due Next Month

German death metallers DEBAUCHERY will release their debut album, "Back in Blood", on March 23 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at House of Music studios in Winterach, Germany with producer Dennis Ward and will be released as a double digipack, featuring a bonus CD containing seven cover versions of songs from RAMMSTEIN, MANOWAR ...

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APOCALYPTICA's EICCA Talks About Upcoming Album

Eicca Toppinen, the primary composer of the Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA, was recently interviewed by Terrë on the band's official MySpace page. The interview follows here in its entirety: Q: Do you have any shows lined up for this year or are you concentrating solely on the album and making no other plans until it is ...

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FATAL SMILE To Team Up With WIG WAM For Japanese Tour

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will team up with Norwegian rockers WIG WAM — winners of the 2005 Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest — for three shows in Japan in late February/early March. The details are as follows: Feb. 26 – Tokyo, JPN - O-East Feb. 28 - Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro ...

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FATAL SMILE Signs With LOCOMOTIVE MUSIC

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE has inked a deal with Locomotive Music. The group's sophomore album, "Neo Natural Freaks", will be released in the U.S. on February 20. The follow-up to 2002's "Beyond Reality", "Neo Natural Freaks" received a European release in February 2006 via GMR Music. The CD was once again ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'What Have You Done' Single Details Revealed

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band WITHIN TEMPTATION will release a new single, "What Have You Done", in Germany on February 16 via G.U.N. Records. The single, which features a guest appearance by Keith Caputo of LIFE OF AGONY, will be available in the following formats: "Basic" Version 01. What Have You Done (Single Version) (3:59) ...

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Gloria - DISILLUSION

It's been a while since we've been given a front-row seat as a band self-destructs this spectacularly. MORGOTH going from bleak death metal to KILLING JOKE in the mid-1990s… the "black metal to weird industrial" metamorphosis of bands like MAYHEM and COVENANT a few years later… and of course, looming over all failed career experiments ...

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PRIMAL FEAR To Enter Studio In Early February

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are about to start the recordings for their new studio album. The final pre-production is scheduled for next week and then the band will finally enter the recording studio in the beginning of February. Commented PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner: "We decided to record again at the House of Music ...

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Former CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer To Guest On New NETHERBIRD EP

Jönköping, Sweden-based death/black metallers NETHERBIRD have tapped ex-CRADLE OF FILTH/current NEMHEIM drummer Adrian Erlandsson to lay down the drum tracks for their new EP, entitled "Lighthouse Eternal (Laterna Magika)". The recording sessions are taking place at Studio Fredman in Hyssna (outside Gothenburg), Sweden and are expected to be completed in May. Songs that are expected ...

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EVERGREY: Australian Dates In The Works

According to PyroMusic.net, Swedish metallers EVERGREY are rumored to have scheduled two Australian dates in May. The unconfirmed dates are as follows: May 11 - The Gaelic Club – Sydney, AUS May 12 - The HiFi Bar – Melbourne, AUS EVERGREY recently returned to their rehearsal studios to prepare their next studio album. ...

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