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MANTICORA Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA VI Festival

Danish power metallers MANTICORA have been confirmed for the ProgPower USA VI festival, a two-day event set to take place in September 16-17 at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, Georgia. Also scheduled to appear are Sweden's THERION (on Saturday, Sept. 17). Commented MANTICORA in a statement: "It is the 6th year the festival is running, with ...

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Brazil's SAYOWA Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Brazil's SAYOWA have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place February 25-26 at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include MEGADETH, PARADISE LOST, FEAR FACTORY, EUROPE, RAGE, U.D.O., THERION, BONFIRE, ANATHEMA, HAGGARD, SUIDAKRA, EDGUY and AGATHODAIMON. SAYOWA, which ...

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THERION: North American Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's THERION have announced the dates for their upcoming North American tour. They are as follows: Sep. 06 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot room Sep. 07 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Sep. 08 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater Sep. 09 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Sep. 10 - Toronto, ONT ...

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DREAM THEATER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

DREAM THEATER have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRYSTAL EYES DIO DREAM THEATER FORCE OF EVIL HAMMERFALL HELIX HELLFUELED KANSAS MAGNUM ...

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RIOT To Utilize Session Singer For Spanish Festival Appearance

RIOT singer Mike DiMeo will be unable to accompany the band to the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival in late February due to his commitment with THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). As a result, RIOT guitarist Mark Reale has hired vocalist Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, ...

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CELTIC FROST: New Material From A Fan's Perspective

Reunited Swiss "avant-garde" metallers CELTIC FROST, who have yet to announce a new record deal for a comeback album that they've been diligently working on for over three years, have reportedly been quietly rehearsing and recording with new drummer Franco Sesa since late 2003. A fan who attended a rehearsal session in early December 2004 ...

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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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THERION: New York Show Announced

Sweden's THERION will be embarking on a U.S. tour this fall. So far the following dates have been announced: Sep. 14 - BB King Blues Club – New York, NY Sep. 16 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA THERION are continuing to tour in support of their "Sirius B" and "Lemuria" albums, which were released ...

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ALTARIA: Hard At Work On New Material

Bassist Marko Pukkila of the Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA has revealed in an online posting that he and drummer Tony Smedjebacka have been busy writing and pre-producing material for the third ALTARIA album. "So far we have come up with a few great tunes and it looks like the third, as-yet-untitled album will be heavier ...

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ANATHEMA Warn Against Missing DVD Booklets

Britain's ANATHEMA have issued the following message regarding their recently released DVD, "Were You There?": "We have had some emails from people saying that they haven't received the booklet with their DVD. "First, we'd like to apologise for this although, as you are aware, this is not our fault. We are looking into the situation ...

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THERION Guitar To Be Sold

Sweden's THERION have updated their official web site with the following message: "As you most probably have already heard, Chris' [Johnsson, THERION frontman] guitar was stolen at the Slovenian gig, and there was some talk of cancelling the rest of the tour because of that. There was also talk about Chris buying a new guitar ...

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EDGUY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

German power metallers EDGUY are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place February 25-26 in Atarfe, Granada. Other groups scheduled to perform at the event are MEGADETH, RAGE, U.D.O., THERION, BONFIRE, ANATHEMA, HAGGARD, SUIDAKRA, and AGATHODAIMON. More bands will be announced soon. (Thanks:

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TRAIL OF TEARS Explain Album Delay

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have posted the following message on their official web site: "After a torturous and extremely challenging studio experience we are now happy to tell you all that the album has been completed! Being struck by everything from illness to complete and utter computer crashes we sit back with a feeling of ...

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Female Metal Singers Spotlighted In New Book

Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY), Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING), Floor Jansen (AFTER FOREVER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL), Liv Kristine Espenaes (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY), Nienke de Jong (AUTUMN) and Sharon den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION) are among the female singers featured in the book ...

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BESEECH To Enter Studio In October

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH will enter the studio in October to record several new tracks for their upcoming fifth album, tentatively due next year. BESEECH, who recently announced the addition of guitarist Manne Engström (CEMETARY, SUNDOWN, FATAL EMBRACE) to the group's ranks, will play an exclusive gig with THERION on September 30 at Klubben in ...

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TRISTANIA Name New Album

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA have set "Ashes" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in January 2005 through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "World of Glass" was recorded at Toproom studios in Oslo with producer Børge Finstad and will feature artwork by Christian Ruud. Songtitles set to appear on the CD ...

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BESEECH Singer To Guest In Russian Rock Video

BESEECH singer Lotta Höglin will travel to Russia in the middle of August participate in the filming of a video for the Russian rock band ANJ (web site), according to a posting on BESEECH's web site. Höglin is the last-minute replacement for ANJ's original choice for the female singer in the video, LULLACRY ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS Finalize Title, Track Listing For New Album

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have set "Free Fall Into Fear" as the title of their fourth album, due in October through Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2002's "A New Dimension of Might" was recorded at Dub Studio with producer Endre Kirkesola (GREEN CARNATION, BLOOD RED THRONE). The complete track listing for the CD is as ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Crush.Fukk.Create' DVD Details Revealed

Regain Records has set a September 6 release date for the new DVD from Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH, entitled "Crush.Fukk.Create: Requiem for Generation Armageddon". Commented BEHEMOTH mainman Nergal: "We've been working in E-Media Studio for one week now, on the stuff for our upcoming DVD. It's gonna be a fully entertaining release I can assure ...

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BESEECH Announce New Guitarist

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have announced the addition of guitarist Manne Engström to the group's ranks. Engström has previously played in bands such as CEMETARY, SUNDOWN and FATAL EMBRACE and is also part owner and engineer at the StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden where BESEECH have recorded all their albums so far. As previously reported, BESEECH ...

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