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SLAYER Drummer To Guest On New APOCALYPTICA Album

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will be guesting on the next APOCALYPTICA album on a song called "Betrayal". The track, which is described by APOCALYPTICA's Perttu Kivilaakso as a "really fast, thrash metal-influenced song," will mark the second time Lombardo has played on an APOCALYPTICA CD, having previously performed on their 2003 effort, "Reflections". "Many bands ...

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APOCALYPTICA Schedule London Date

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will play their first live show of 2005 on January 29 at the Mean Fiddler in London, England. More dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA recently recorded the first single of their forthcoming album, due early February 2005. The song, entitled "Bittersweet", is a dark ballad that features fellow-countrymen ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Drummer Involved In Serious Accident

NOCTURNAL RITES drummer Owe Lingvall was involved ina serious accident at his summer house a few days ago, causing him to almost lose an eye, according to a posting on the group's web site. "He is now in the hospital and will undergo surgery on Thursday (Oct. 7)," the posting adds. "Owe is a true ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL CAMP Festival

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are the latest band confirmed for the first installment of the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event set to take place August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. GREEN CARNATION will play the main stage on August 21. The festival is being co-produced ...

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APOCALYPTICA Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL CAMP Festival

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA are the latest band confirmed for the first installment of the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event set to take place August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. The festival is being co-produced by Austrian and Slovenian booking agencies and will take place at a "very beautiful location" which can host up to ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Chat Transcript Posted Online

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have posted a transcript of their May 24 online chat at their official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA are currently offering some of their "best" songs in sheet-music format via Harmageddon Publishing. Each piece contains the official version of the score and separate parts ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Sheet Music Available Online, Chat Announced

The best songs of Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA are currently being offered in sheet-music format via Harmageddon Publishing. You can view, listen and print online. If you play other instrument than cello you may also want to try the instrument substitution and transpose functions. Each piece contains the official version of the score and separate ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announce First Festival Appearance Of The Summer

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have spent the past few months keeping busy with other projects. Perttu concentrated on his work with the orchestra, which included touring in Japan, Brazil and Argentina. Paavo occupied himself with his job as music teacher, while Eicca was working on the "sheet-music" project which will be presented on the group's ...

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NIGHTWISH, APOCALYPTICA Members Guest On New TIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS CD

Members of NIGHTWISH and APOCALYPTICA are among the guest musicians appearing on the new TIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS CD, "Kylmä Tila" ("Cold Space"), due in Finland on March 22. NIGHTWISH's Tuomas Holopainen plays keyboards on the songs "Juoksevan Veden Aika" and "Kylmä Tila", NIGHTWISH/TAROT's Marco Hietala appears in "Älkää Selvittäkö" and APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen ...

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APOCALYPTICA Cover RAMMSTEIN: Audio Available

APOCALYPTICA's collaboration with German punk rock diva Nina Hagen on a cover of RAMMSTEIN's "Seemann" has been posted online in streaming audio at www.motormusic.tv. Commented RAMMSTEIN keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz: "If an artist like Nina plays one of our songs, it is like getting an award more worth than ten Echos, Grammys or ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announce One-Off Gig With THE RASMUS

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have announced a one-off co-headlining show with THE RASMUS on September 13 at the Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany. APOCALYPTICA's collaboration with German punk rock diva Nina Hagen on a cover version of RAMMSTEIN's "Seemann" is due to be released as a single on October 6. ...

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Colorado Dance Troupe Performs To Sounds Of APOCALYPTICA

Aircat Aerial Art, a Boulder, Colorado-based dance troupe that prefers performing in the air rather than on the ground, will dance to the sounds of Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA at the Frequent Flyers Productions' Aerial Dance Festival, currently being held at Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. Aircat will perform a piece called "Trycaliptica", ...

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APOCALYPTICA Team Up With NINA HAGEN For RAMMSTEIN Cover

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have teamed up with German punk rock diva Nina Hagen to record a cover version of RAMMSTEIN's "Seemann". The song will be featured on APOCALYPTICA's new single, due on October 6. Upcoming APOCALYPTICA tour dates: Aug. 02 – Budapest, HUN - Sziget Festival Aug. 09 – Mannheim, GER - Alte Feuerwache ...

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THE 69 EYES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Finland's THE 69 EYES have been confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival, which takes place between July 30 and August 6 in Budapest, Hungary. Also set to appear at the event are SLAYER, THE HELLACOPTERS, SONATA ARCTICA, MY DYING BRIDE, CLAWFINGER, APOCALYPTICA, ANNIHILATOR, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH, among many others. Upcoming THE ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Confirmed For Slovenia's ROCK OTOCEC Festival

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are the latest act to have been confirmed for the Rock Otocec festival, a three-day event set to take place July 4-6 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are APOCALYPTICA and PAUL DI'ANNO along with a host of local artists. For more information, visit

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No METALLICA For DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL: Promoter

The organizers of the U.K.'s Download Festival have issued a statement denying rumors that METALLICA will make a surprise appearance at the festival this weekend. The statement from Clear Channel, the promoters of the Download Festival, reads as follows: "We are huge fans at Download and would be honored to have them performing at our ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

SLAYER are the latest act confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. Other bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL REBELLION Saturday, July 12 ...

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DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL, and STRATOVARIUS are the latest acts confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. The acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL ...

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LITHIUM Confirmed For Germany's M'ERA LUNA Festival

Sweden's LITHIUM, who feature in their ranks former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel on keyboards, have been confirmed to appear at the M'era Luna festival in Hildersheim, Germany on Sunday, August 10. Also set to perform at the event are NIGHTWISH, WITHIN TEMPTATION, APOCALYPTICA, KILLING JOKE, and LACUNA COIL, among others. For more information, visit the ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Release New Single

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA will release a new single, "Far Away Vol. 2", on May 19. The title track to the single will feature guest lead vocals courtesy of LAMBRETTA singer Linda Sundblad. The full track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Far Away Vol. 2 02. Far Away Vol.2 (extended version) 03. ...

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Metal Is Alive And Well In Finland

"True" heavy metal may rarely reach the top of the charts in America, but in Finland, it seems to be alive and thriving, if the country's latest Pop Album chart is anything to go by. The following are the metal albums currently residing in Finland's top 40 Pop Album chart, as published over the weekend: ...

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SNAKEGOD Bassist Launches VIIVAKOODI

SNAKEGOD's Petri "Pete" Repo has teamed up with TWO WITCHES' Mikko Koskinen, 313's Petri Lampinen and Jussi Tervo in a special "bass project" called VIIVAKOODI. According to SNAKEGOD's official web site, the idea behind the project "is similar to [that of] APOCALYPTICA," except that bass guitars will be used instead of cellos. The band, who ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Partake In Online Chat

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA will partake in an online chat via their official web site tomorrow (Nov. 5) at 7:00 p.m. CET (8:00 p.m. Finnish time, or 1:00 p.m. in New York). In other news, the band will travel to the US at the end of November to shoot the video for their ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: I Will Play On The Next SLAYER Album

Drummer Dave Lombardo has confirmed that he will appear on the next SLAYER studio album, and if he has it his way, the record will see the light of day sooner rather than later. "There is going to be a [SLAYER] record," Lombardo told Canada's Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. "There will be a record ...

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