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THE 69 EYES To Film 'Perfect Skin' Video

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will film a video for their new single, "Perfect Skin", next week with director Ralf Strathmann (APOCALYPTICA, SOILWORK, CHILDREN OF BODOM) in the Los Angeles area. The song is the first single off the group's new album, "Angels", which was recently recorded at Helsinki Underground Studios with producers Hiili Hiilesmaa ...

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ENGEL Recording New Material

ENGEL — the new 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 posted the following message on its official web site: "We are in the midst of a very interesting recording session. ...

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OOMPH! To Release APOCALYPTICA Collaboration As Next Single

German electro-metallers OOMPH! — who recently finished a tour of their home country in addition to having performed at several festivals — will release the third single, "Die Schlinge" (The Noose), from their latest album, "GlaubeLiebeTod" (Belief, Love, Death). The single, due out on July 28, is a collaboration with Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA, and is ...

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SOULFLY: New Live Video Posted Online

A six-minute live video of SOULFLY performing the songs "Roots Bloody Roots", "Jumpdafuckup", and "Bring It" to thousands of metalheads on Monday, June 5 at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands has been posted online at YouTube.com. In related news, a performance-only music video of APOCALYPTICA's new single "Repressed" — featuring guest appearances ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Upcoming Releases Detailed

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have revealed the track listing for their upcoming releases: The single "Repressed", featuring Max Cavalera from SOULFLY and Matt Tuck from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE (due on May 19); and the two-CD "best of" collection "Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing The Cello" and the accompanying double-DVD set, "The Life Burns Tour", ...

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Metalmania 2005 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

In yet another example of Europe's festival organizing acumen, Poland's annual Metalmania festival continues to attract quality acts from a range of genres to the always-rabid Polish audience. The festival's main stage highlights have once again been captured on DVD, this time the 2005 extravaganza. The 205-minute two-disc set includes a professionally shot and mixed ...

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APOCALYPTICA's EICCA Talks About Upcoming 'Best Of' CD

APOCALYPTICA's official web site has been updated with an interview with the band's Eicca about the group's upcoming 10-year anniversary "best of" CD and DVD, "Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing the Cello", due on May 26. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Q: Is this new release going to be released through the ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'Amplified' Collection To Feature New Recordings

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA) and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE singer Matt Tuck have recorded guest vocals on one of two "new" tracks that are set to appear on APOCALYPTICA's upcoming 10-year anniversary "best of" CD, "Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing the Cello", due on May 26. Cavalera and Tuck share lead vocals on ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Records New Collaboration With APOCALYPTICA

SOULFLY's web site has been updated with the following message: "Well, the European tour concluded last week, and with that said, what's up for SOULFLY next? More touring, of course! But until that resumes, in North America near the end of April, here's a recap of the things that happened on the recent massive club ...

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APOCALYPTICA: More European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have lined up the following European tour dates during the coming months: May 25 - Eskisehir, TUR @ 222 Park May 26 - Ankara, UR @ Cankaya May 27 - Izmir, UR @ Fuar May 28 - Istanbul, UR @ Yeni Melek May 30 - Skopje, MAC @ Ice Hockey Arena May ...

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APOCALYPTICA Sign With 20-20 ENTERTAINMENT

Lars Brandle of Monsters and Critics is reporting that Finnish "cello rock" group APOCALYPTICA has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. According to a statement issued Monday (March 20) from Sony BMG, the band is to enter the studio later ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Finland's RUISROCK Festival

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have been confirmed for the Ruisrock festival, set to take place July 7-9 in Turku, Finland. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL, BACKYARD BABIES, THE RASMUS, APOCALYPTICA, DANKO JONES, SAXON, OPETH, SOILWORK, THE GATHERING, HANOI ROCKS, THE 69 EYES, NEGATIVE and AMORPHIS, among others. As previously reported, "Reckoning Night" — ...

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KORN, OPETH, DEICIDE Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

According to festival organizers, KORN, OPETH, DEICIDE, AGNOSTIC FRONT and ENTOMBED are among the confirmed bands for the European edition of the Hellfest festival, set to take place June 24-26 at Clisson in France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGNOSTIC FRONT AMENRA APOCALYPTICA CONVERGE CORTEZ DAMNATION AD DEICIDE DEMENTED ARE GO ENTOMBED ...

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APOCALYPTICA Music Featured In German Movie

According to a posting on the official APOCALYPTICA web site, the band's music will be featured in a German movie entitled "Die Mandantin", which is set to air on the ZDF network on March 13 at 8:15 p.m. CET. The film, which was directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller, features a soundtrack consisting entirely of APOCALYPTICA ...

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APOCALYPTICA Confirmed For Germany's HURRICANE Festival

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have been confirmed for this year's Hurricane Festival, set to take place June 23-25 in Scheessel, Germany. Other acts scheduled to perform include MANU CHAO RADIO BEMBA SOUND SYSTEM, DONAVON FRANKENREITER, ADAM GREEN, HARD-FI, THE HIVES and SIGUR ROS. Upcoming APOCALYPTICA shows: May 25 - Eskisehir, TUR - 222 Park May 26 ...

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The Poison - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Well, this is a first, receiving a promotional CD in a red heart-shaped box, that is. That and a Valentine's Day release date can only mean one thing, right? It's the new full-length album by Welsh metalcore outfit BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. Phrases like "the next big thing" have been waved around more than a ...

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NEGLECTED FIELDS To Release 'Splenetic' In April

Latvian technical death/black masters NEGLECTED FIELDS will be issuing their third CD, entitled "Splenetic", in April through Aghast Recordings. Described as "the missing link between latter-period DEATH and EMPEROR," the album was recorded in part at Astia studio in Finland, while the entire production and mixing was handled by T.T. Oksala, best known for his ...

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SILENT VOICES Complete Work On Third Album

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg, REQUIEM/MENTAL CARE FOUNDATION bassist Pasi Kauppinen and SENTIMENT singer Michael Henneken, have completed work on their third album. Entitled "Building up the Apathy" the CD's musical direction is being described as "considerably more progressive" than that on the group's previous album, ...

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APOCALYPTICA Change Location Of DVD Shoot

Due to "technical reasons," Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will not be able to record their upcoming live DVD in Erfurt (Dec. 2) and have changed the location of the shoot to Duesseldorf, Germany (Dec. 4). As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA will be headliner of the prestigious opening night party for the "MIDEM - The World’s Music Market", ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, AEROSMITH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Pengrowth Saddledome City/State: Calgary, Alberta Date: Oct. 21, 2005 Gross Sales: $255,571 Attendance: 5,824 Capacity: 7,500 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Rexall Place City/State: Edmonton, Alberta Date: Oct. 20, 2005 Gross Sales: ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Perform At MIDEM Opening Night Party

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will be headliner of the prestigious opening night party for the "MIDEM - The World’s Music Market", set to take place January 22-26 in Cannes, France. Under the banner "Come hear. Finland," the evening will include a series of multi-genre, live concerts from today's hottest Finnish artists, to be performed on three ...

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Croatia's FATHER Release 'Inspirita'

Croatian metal five-piece FATHER have just released their debut record, "Inspirita", in the ex-Yugoslavia territory. The album was issued via Dallas Records (EMI/Virgin/Mute/V2 official licence), making it somewhat a historic moment, since it is the first time that the major label in Croatia has signed a metal band with English lyrics. The media and fans ...

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RAMMSTEIN: More 'Rosenrot' Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming RAMMSTEIN CD, "Rosenrot", due in Europe on October 31 via Universal. A limited-edition version of the album will include a bonus DVD featuring three live video clips recorded earlier in the year. "Rosenrot" final track listing: 01. Benzin 02. Mann gegen Mann 03. Rosenrot 04. Spring 05. Wo ...

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