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NARNIA Parts Ways With Singer

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have issued the following update: "We are sad to announce that Christian Liljegren has left NARNIA. Christian was NARNIA's singer for 12 years and he was also one of its founding members. The decision behind the split was a mutual agreement between Christian and the rest of the band. We understand ...

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GAIA EPICUS: More 'Damnation' Guest Musicians Revealed

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have issued the following update: "Here is the final names for the guest musicians appearing on [the new GAIA EPICUS album 'Damnation']. Renato Tribuzy (TRIBUZY) will do some vocals on one song of the new album. Renato is a great singer and he has worked with stars such as Bruce ...

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NARNIA Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have issued the following update: "We are happy to announce that we have a bunch of new songs and that we have started the recording of our sixth studio album!!! The songs are heading in an up-tempo, aggressive but melodic direction. This time none less than Fredrik Nordstrm (Studio Fredman) will ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist, TREASURE LAND Guitarist To Guest On GAIA EPICUS Album

Keyboardist Michael Troy (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and guitarist Jonas Hrnqvist (TREASURE LAND) are the latest musicians confirmed to appear on "Damnation", the new album from Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS. Also making guest appearances on the CD are Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) and Andreas Olsson (NARNIA, ROB ROCK, STORMWIND). GAIA EPICUS recently revealed the

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GAIA EPICUS: 'Damnation' Artwork Revealed

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have revealed the cover artwork (by J.P Fournier) for their fourth album, "Damnation", tentatively due this summer. The CD features guest appearances by Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) and Andreas Olsson (NARNIA, ROB ROCK, STORMWIND). "Damnation" projected track listing: 01. Damnation 02. Masters of the Sea 03. Firestorm 04. ...

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BLOODGOOD, WHITECROSS, BLINDSIDE Confirmed For Germany's LEGENDS OF ROCK Festival

BLOODGOOD (featuring STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox), WHITECROSS and BLINDSIDE are among the confirmed bands for the second installment of the Legends Of Rock festival, set to take place on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Haus Ennepetal (community center) in Ennepetal, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLOODGOOD WHITECROSS BLINDSIDE NARNIA GLENN KAISER ...

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MASTERPLAN Guitarist, NARNIA Bassist To Guest On New GAIA EPICUS Album

Guitarist Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) and bassist Andreas Olsson (NARNIA, DIVINEFIRE, ROB ROCK, STORMWIND) are the first two guest musicians slated to appear on the forthcoming fourth album from Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS, entitled "Damnation". "Damnation" projected track listing: 01. Damnation (feat. Roland Grapow) 02. Masters of the Sea 03. Firestorm 04. The Wizard's ...

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Actor Denies Being Cast As KURT COBAIN

The Pulse of Radio reports that the actor recently hyped to play late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain in an upcoming film biography is apparently unaware of getting the job. According to MTV.com, Scottish actor James McAvoy was asked about playing Cobain and replied, "People have been saying that to be, but I haven't heard anything ...

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NARNIA Focusing On Songwriting

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have issued the following update: "Due to current personal situations within in the band, we are not, as planned originally, doing any concerts at the moment. We plan to be back in the spring of 2008. In the meantime, we focus on writing songs for our new album which is to ...

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Rare KURT COBAIN Memorabilia Up For Sale

MTV.com reports that some rare Kurt Cobain memorabilia is up for sale on Craigslist. A seller claims to have gotten hold of four original, signed drawings the late NIRVANA frontman made in high school, and he's selling them for $10,000 each, according to Harp magazine. The classified ad reads, "I have four original and signed ...

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NIRVANA's Music Licensed For Upcoming Biopic

The Pulse of Radio reports: NIRVANA's music has been licensed for use in the upcoming film biography of the band's founder, the late Kurt Cobain, making it the first movie to ever feature the group's songs. According to NME.com, Universal Pictures' deal for the rights to the Cobain biography "Heavier Than Heaven" also included the ...

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DARKANE: 'Nine Songs Ready' For New Album

DARKANE drummer Peter Wildoer has posted this message on his web site: "In July we finally finished the mix of SOILWORK's new CD 'Sworn to a Great Divide'. It took about one more month of work then planned. I think it turned out very well with a quite raw production. Right now Klas [Ideberg; DARKANE] ...

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NARNIA: Cover Of JERUSALEM Track Posted Online

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have posted a newly recorded song, "In His Majesty's Service" on their MySpace page. The track was originally written and recorded by the Swedish band JERUSALEM back in 1985. NARNIA's version of the song is featured on the group's 10th-anniversary "best of" album, "Decade of Confession", which has just ...

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NARNIA Guitarist To Release Solo Album

Swedish guitarist Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA, ROB ROCK, BEAUTIFUL SIN, SAVIOUR MACHINE, PLANET ALLIANCE, DIVINEFIRE, FLAGSHIP, ESSENCE OF SORROW) will release his first solo album, "Grimmark", on August 31 via Rivel Records. The track listing is as follows: 01. Pray 02. How Many Times 03. Hiding from the Sun 04. Free 05. Resurrection 06. Monkey Man ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Filming Footage For Possible DVD

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE have issued the following update: "CLOUDSCAPE will enter the RoastingHouse studio [in Malmö, Sweden] in September to record their yet-untitled third album. 12 songs will be recorded and the band is really satisfied with the outcome and variation that the new album will bring. There are no release dates settled yet but, ...

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ROB ROCK: 'Garden Of Chaos' Japanese Release Date Announced

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will release his new solo album, "Garden of Chaos", in Japan on August 22 via Victor Entertainment/JVC Music. The CD was produced by ROB ROCK guitarist CJ Grimmark and co-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and Rob Rock. Rob wrote seven of the ...

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ROB ROCK Completes Work On 'Garden Of Chaos'

The official web site of powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has been updated with the following message: "The new [ROB ROCK solo] album 'Garden of Chaos' is now complete! So far the reaction to the album has been fantastic! Keep an eye out in August/September for the new release. The album ...

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ROB ROCK: New Album Title Revealed

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has set "Garden of Chaos" as the title of his new album, due later this year via AFM Records (Europe) and JVC/Victor Entertainment (Asia). The CD, which is currently being mixed in Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR), once again features songwriting collaborations between Rob ...

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NARNIA: Swedish Gig Announced

Swedish metallers NARNIA will perform on February 10 in Malung, Sweden. More details will follow shortly. NARNIA's latest studio album, "Enter the Gate", was released in April 2006 via the German label Massacre Records. The CD, which was released in Japan on March 23, 2006 via Attic Arcade/Gencross, was described by the band as "the ...

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NARNIA/ROB ROCK Guitarist Joins BEAUTIFUL SIN

BEAUTIFUL SIN, the new project featuring ex-HELLOWEEN/MASTERPLAN drummer Uli Kusch, has announced the addition of guitarist Carljohan Grimmark (ROB ROCK, NARNIA) to the group's ranks. The band is currently writing material for its second album, which they plan on recording in June 2007. BEAUTIFUL SIN's debut album, "The Unexpected", was released in May via AFM ...

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ROB ROCK To Enter Studio In January

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will enter the studio in January 2007 to begin recording his fourth solo album. "No album title has been decided yet but we are definitely planning a 2007 worldwide release," reads a posting on Rock's web site. "The songwriting process is well underway already and the ...

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ROB ROCK: South American Tour Cancelled

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has cancelled his previously announced South American tour. "We are unable to tour at this time because certain contractual commitments and deadlines were not met," reads a posting on Rob's web site. "Our sincerest apologies to our fans. Rob Rock will work hard to tour South ...

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ROB ROCK Announces South American/Mexican Tour Dates

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will team up with NARNIA, MORTIFICATION and EXOUSIA for a South American/Mexican tour in November. The dates are as follows (venue details to be confirmed): Nov. 18 - Mexico City, Mexico Nov. 19 - Guatemala City, Guatemala Nov. 22 - Tegucigalpa, Honduras Nov. 25 - Sao ...

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SABATON Replaces SAVAGE CIRCUS At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

Swedish metallers SABATON have replaced SAVAGE CIRCUS on the billing of the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The lineup is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS DEATHSTARS DESTRUCTION DISMEMBER HAMMERFALL HELLOWEEN LUMSK MACHINE MEN MAYHEM MINISTRY NAGLFAR NARNIA ONE MAN ...

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DESTRUCTION, PARAGON Confirmed For Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

DESTRUCTION and PARAGON have been confirmed for the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS DEATHSTARS DESTRUCTION DISMEMBER HAMMERFALL HELLOWEEN LUMSK MACHINE MEN MAYHEM MINISTRY NAGLFAR NARNIA ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD ...

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PLANET ALLIANCE To Release Debut Album In September

PLANET ALLIANCE, the all-star project featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley, HAMMERFALL members Magnus Rosén (bass) and Anders Johansson (drums), and NARNIA guitarist Carl-Johan Grimmark, will release their debut album in September via Metal Heaven. PLANET ALLIANCE is said to be a project band where several respected, high-class musicians were carefully selected in order ...

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