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ANVIL, PHANTOM-X: European Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Canadian metallers ANVIL will be teaming up with PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher, for the following European dates in November: Nov. 01 - Bergamo, ITA @ Motion Nov. 02 - Rome, ITA @ Acquofono Nov. 03 - Zurich, SWI @ Abart Nov. 04 - Dittigheim, GER @ Keep-It-True Festival Nov. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: Portland, Seattle Dates Cancelled

NUCLEAR ASSAULT's previously announced dates in Portland and Seattle (Sept. 23-24) have been cancelled. The band will make up the shows at some later date; they apologize for any inconvenience. As previously reported, NUCLEAR ASSAULT will headline the Gates of Hell 2005 festival at The Reverb in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 17. Also scheduled ...

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ANVIL: Future Activities Outlined

Legendary Canadian metallers ANVIL will be performing at Heads Or Tails in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada on September 24. Also appearing on the bill will be HELL DRIVERS. As previously reported, ANVIL have been confirmed for the Gates of Hell 2005 festival at The Reverb in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 17. Also scheduled to perform ...

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KAMELOT Announce Exclusive Southeast U.S. Show

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT and Anvil Productions have announced an exclusive Southeast U.S. concert on Veteran's Day (November 11, 2005). The show will take place at Boomerz's Boiler Room in Seminole, Florida and will mark KAMELOT's only appearance this year in the Southeast. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 9. Tickets prices will ...

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PILEDRIVER Replace EXCITER At Toronto's GATES OF HELL Festival

Reunited classic Canadian metallers PILEDRIVER will be replacing EXCITER on the billing of the Gates of Hell 2005 festival, set to take place Saturday, September 17 at the Reverb/Kathedral club (651 Queen St.) in Toronto, Ontario. The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: NUCLEAR ASSAULT ANVIL RAZOR DREAMS OF DAMNATION PILEDRIVER ESCHATUS ECLIPSE ...

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MASTERY To Release New EP This Week

Toronto's speed/thrash metal band MASTERY have inked a deal with Picture Black Music. The group's new EP will be released on July 30. An MP3 of the track "Powerrace" can be downloaded at this location. MASTERY, who feature in their ranks Markus Armellini and Jeff Dormer on guitars, newcomer Anthony Ristovskion bass, and ...

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PHANTOM-X Sign With MAUSOLEUM RECORDS

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher, have inked a deal with Mausoleum Records. The group's debut CD, "Rise of the Phantom", which is expected to include guest vocal appearances by Robert Lowe (SOLITUDE AETURNUS) and Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, WATCHTOWER, BROKEN TEETH) is slated for release in early November to coincide with ...

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ANVIL And PHANTOM-X To Team Up For European Tour

Canadian metallers ANVIL will be teamng up with PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher, for a European tour beginning in November. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. ANVIL have replaced WOLF on the billing of the Keep It True festival, set to take place November 4 at the Dittegheim Sporthalle ...

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ANVIL Announce Canadian Tour Dates

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 15 - Quebec City, QUE @ TBA Apr. 16 – Montreal, QUE @ Foufounes Électriques Apr. 17 – Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks Apr. 18 - Sudbury, ONT @ TBA Jun. 05 – Tradate, ITA @ Tradate Iron Fest As previously ...

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ROUGH SILK Schedule Live Dates

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "[New drummer] 'Dizzy' [Detlef Kroll] is fitting very well in the band and we already have 4 shows booked. On Friday, the 25th of March we'll play a little 'warm-up' show at the Beatbox ...

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DARK FUNERAL To Enter Studio In Late May

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will enter Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden on May 23 with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) to record their new album, due in late 2005 via Regain Records. The recording/mixing sessions for the follow-up to 2001's "Diabolis Interium" are expected to conclude on July 1. ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL, DISSECTION Confirmed For Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

AXEL RUDI PELL and DISSECTION have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL AXEL RUDI PELL BRAINSTORM CANDLEMASS DESTRUCTION DISSECTION EUROSMITH EXCITER GOTTHARD NECRODEATH PINK ...

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ANVIL: Upcoming Reissues To Include Bonus Live Recordings

Joe Kleon of G4orce Studios is currently mixing live ANVIL tracks recorded at Classic Metal Fest II in Lakewood, Ohio, USA on July 12, 2002. Some of the final mixes will be used for for bonus tracks on the Screaming Ferret Wreckords, LLC reissues of the band's early catalog. Downloadable mixes in MP3 format will ...

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TRADATE IRON FEST: Italian Bands Announced

Tradate Iron Fest's organizers have announced the Italian acts that will play the 2005 edition of the festival. Tradate Iron Fest is a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The Italian bands that will participate in the festival are as follows: ARKENEMY BATTLE RAM ELVENKING FIRE ...

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CANDLEMASS And RIOT Confirmed For Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

CANDLEMASS and RIOT have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BRAINSTORM CANDLEMASS DESTRUCTION EUROSMITH EXCITER GOTTHARD NECRODEATH PINK CREAM 69 RAGE RIOT SAXON VICIOUS ...

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ANVIL: Live Dates Announced

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL have lined up the following gigs during March: Mar. 05 - Cambridge, ONT @ TBA Mar. 12 – Toronto, ONT @ The Vatikan As previously reported, ANVIL have set "This Is Thirteen" (or "TIT" for short) as the title of their upcoming thirteenth studio album. "They plan on having 13 songs ...

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ANVIL Announce Tentative Title For New Album

Canadian metallers ANVIL have set "This Is Thirteen" (or "TIT" for short) as the title of their upcoming thirteenth studio album. "They plan on having 13 songs on the CD and the cover will be a superstitious theme, as in a broken mirror, black cat and the anvil under a ladder," reads a posting on ...

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ANVIL: Canadian Tour Cancelled

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL have cancelled their previous announced tour of Eastern Canada with I HATE SALLY and BOBNOXIOUS. No reason was given for the cancellation. In other news, Norway's Metal Express has posted a 12-minute audio interview with ANVIL mainman Lips conducted earlier this month. Listen to the interview at this location. ...

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ANVIL Mainman LIPS Discusses His Singing Technique

ANVIL mainman Lips recently spoke to freelance writer Michael Schübeler about the group's songwriting process and their previous releases, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: For this kind of music you sing very melodic. Is it hard work for you to find the right melodies? Lips: "No. Quite honestly I didn't ...

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ANVIL In Talks To Tour Canada, Europe

Canadian metallers ANVIL are in talks about doing a tour of Eastern Canada with I HATE SALLY and BOBNOXIOUS (featuring Bob Reid of RAZOR). Also being discussed is a possible European tour with AGENT STEEL, HIRAX and INFERNAL MAJESTY beginning in January 2005. More information will be made available soon. Upcoming ANVIL shows: Oct. 29 ...

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ANVIL Announce Ontario Gig

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL will be performing at Heads Or Tails in Etobicoke, Ontario on October 29. ANVIL's most recent studio album, "Back to Basics", received its long-overdue U.S. release last month via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The follow-up to 2002's "Still Going Strong" was recorded with producer Pierre Rémillard at his studio in Quebec and ...

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