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CANDLEMASS: New Album Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for the new CANDLEMASS album, simply entitled "Candlemass", has been posted online at this location. "Candlemass", due on May 2 via Nuclear Blast Records, was recorded in part at Polar studios (ABBA, GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN) in Stockholm, Sweden and is said to be musically similar to the group's classic "Tales ...

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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish rock 'n' roll legends HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION ...

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RIOT's Set Cut Show At Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Veteran American hard rock outfit RIOT have just returned from Europe where they performed at the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival. RIOT singer Mike DiMeo was unable to accompany the band to the festival in due to his commitment to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). ...

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ROB ROCK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has 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 ANTHRAX BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ...

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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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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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CANDLEMASS: European Tour Dates Announced

Reunited Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Feb. 25 - Vega Rock Festival – Granada, SPA Mar. 25 - Inferno Festival – Oslo, NOR Jun. 05 - Iron Fest Tradate/- Milan, ITA Jun. 11 - Sweden Rock Festival – Sölvesborg, SWE Jun. 24/25 - Bang Your Head ...

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ANTHRAX: 'Among The Living' Lineup Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ANTHRAX's legendary "Among the Living" lineup has been confirmed for 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 ANTHRAX ("Among the Living" lineup) BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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MEGADETH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine announced at Tuesday night's (Feb. 15) concert in Stockholm that the band will be playing at this year's Sweden Rock festival — presumably as the third headliner along with MÖTLEY CRÜE and ACCEPT. The 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival will be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The billing ...

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STATUS QUO, LANA LANE, WE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

STATUS QUO, LANA LANE and WE 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 BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES DIO ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE Tonight

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be the featured guest on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone", airing tonight (Feb. 4) between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco. Thorpe is expected to discuss the return of drummer Larry Howe, the group's new DVD, upcoming album, and touring plans. Listen ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BEHEMOTH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BEHEMOTH and SAVOY BROWN 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 BEHEMOTH BLACKFOOT BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CANDLEMASS CRYSTAL EYES DIO DREAM ...

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SETH To Appear On IMMORTAL Tribute Album

French black metal band SETH will take part in the "official" IMMORTAL tribute album, to be released this fall via the Greek label Townsend Avalanche Music. Other groups scheduled to appear on the CD include VOID, ENTHRONED, AURA NOIR and DØDHEIMSGARD. More details will be made available soon. SETH will be the first French band ...

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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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CANDLEMASS To Release Limited-Edition Singles Via VINYL MANIACS Label

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will be issuing four seven-inch vinyl singles via the Vinyl Maniacs label during the coming weeks. The first single to be released is a limited-edition seven-inch featuring "Solitude" / "Crystal Ball" from the "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" album, to be followed by "At The Gallow's End" / "Samarithan" from the "Nightfall" album. ...

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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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CANDLEMASS To Begin Mixing New Album This Week

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS are completing the recording sessions for their new, self-titled album at Polar studios (ABBA, GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN) in Stockholm, Sweden for a May 2 release through Nuclear Blast Records. "Messiah [Marcolin] just finished his vocal tracks this weekend and I'm working with some keyboards right now," bassist/main songwriter Leif Edling told ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN To Enter Studio Next Week

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will enter Sam's Workshop studios in Lutakko, Finland on January 24 with producer Sami Kokko to begin recording their second album. A single from the CD will be released in the spring, and the full-length album will be released in September. The single, "Forgive Her", will be strictly ...

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CANDLEMASS Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST, Prepare To Release New Album

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have officially inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group are currently finishing up work on their much-anticipated new album at Polar studios (ABBA, GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN) in Stockholm, Sweden for a May 2 release. Songtitles set to appear on the self-titled CD, which will be musically similar to the ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will mark the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of this year's event will ...

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