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PROTEST THE HERO Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

PROTEST THE HERO has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM BURY ME DEEP CALLEJON ...

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AMORPHIS: New Single Announced

Finnish dark metallers AMORPHIS will release a new single, "Silver Bride", in Finland on April 22. The track comes off the band's new album, "Skyforger", which is scheduled for release on May 29 via Nuclear Blast Records (May 27 in Finland). The follow-up to the "Eclipse" and "Silent Waters" LPs, both of which were certified ...

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KREATOR, NIM VIND Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

KREATOR and NIM VIND have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS ...

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MOONSPELL, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL, THE STORM Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MOONSPELL, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL and THE STORM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON ...

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AMORPHIS' New Cover Art Idea Borrowed From A STATIC LULLABY?

It has been brought to our attention that the cover artwork for "Skyforger", the forthcoming album from Finnish dark metallers AMORPHIS, bears more than a passing resemblance to that of "Faso Latido", the 2005 CD released by the Chino Hills, California post-hardcore band A STATIC LULLABY. You can see both covers below. "Faso Latido" is ...

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ARKONA: St. Petersburg Concert Shut Down By Police

Moscow, Russia-based "Slavic pagan metal" band ARKONA had its February 6, 2009 concert in St. Petersburg shut down after 30 minutes by the Russian special-tasks police unit/riot police (OMON). One of the policemen came up on stage and announced, "The concert is over; everybody against the wall!" All the fans and musicians were then individually ...

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SUFFOCATION, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE FACELESS, VOIVOD Confirmed For SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SUFFOCATION, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE FACELESS and VOIVOD have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM ...

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LIFE OF AGONY, DAATH, NECROPHAGIST Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

DAATH, NECROPHAGIST and LIFE OF AGONY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON ...

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UNEARTH, GOD DETHRONED, ELVENKING Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

UNEARTH, GOD DETHRONED and ELVENKING have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX ...

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BORN FROM PAIN, SKYFORGER, THE OTHER Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

BORN FROM PAIN, SKYFORGER and THE OTHER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT ...

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ARKONA Drummer Gets Hit By Car, Escapes Serious Injury

On Wednesday, December 31, Vladislav Sokolov, drummer of Moscow, Russia-based "Slavic pagan metal" band ARKONA, was hit by a car. Despite the high speed of the vehicle and the power of the impact, the musician escaped virtually unharmed and has already returned home from the hospital. As the doctors said, "He was born with the ...

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Russia's ARKONA Begins Recording New Album

Moscow, Russia-based "Slavic pagan metal" band ARKONA has entered the studio to begin recording its fifth album, titled "Goi, Rode, Goi!" The CD will include 12 tracks with a running time of more than 70 minutes. Musically, the album will pick up where the last two efforts left off, but with the addition of a ...

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Ireland's FOR RUIN To Enter Studio In January

Ireland's FOR RUIN completed a ten-track pre-production demo of its as-yet-untitled second album in October. Writing duties were shared among the band this time around and some of the working song titles include "Deluge", "Solace", "Elysium" and "Recoil". Artwork for the album will be by Paul McCarroll who has previously worked with PRIMORDIAL, among others. ...

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Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival; Trailer, Anthem Video Available

This year's Metalcamp festival is scheduled to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The official trailer for the event and the Metalcamp anthem video (performed by the Slovenia-based band PROSPECT) can be viewed below. Metalcamp festival billing: Friday, July 4: Main Stage: IN FLAMES IN EXTREMO CARCASS SIX FEET UNDER WINTERSUN OCTOBER FILE ...

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MARDUK Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 4: Main Stage: IN FLAMES IN EXTREMO CARCASS SIX FEET UNDER WINTERSUN OCTOBER FILE PENITENZIAGITE STAUB UND SCHATTEN Second Stage: CATAMENIA MACHINEMADE GOD HATE ...

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CARCASS Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Reactivated British extreme legends CARCASS have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 4: Main Stage: IN FLAMES IN EXTREMO CARCASS SIX FEET UNDER WINTERSUN OCTOBER FILE PENITENZIAGITE STAUB UND SCHATTEN Second Stage: CATAMENIA MACHINEMADE GOD ...

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Guitarist GAZZ MURDOCK Quits WAYLANDER

Guitarist Gazz Murdock of the Irish folk metal band WAYLANDER has released the following statement: "After over four years of playing with WAYLANDER, I feel it is time for me to leave. "It's been an honour being part of the Northern Irish metal scene and I am proud to have worked on the upcoming album, ...

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UNANIMATED Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

Bassist Richard Cabeza of UNANIMATED, the reunited Swedish melodic death metal band featuring former members of ENTOMBED and DISMEMBER, has issued the following update: "I am very excited to announce that UNANIMATED will preform live for the first time in over 12 years!!!! On August 8th UNANIMATED will preform at Party.San festival in Bad Berka, ...

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EVERGREY, SIX FEET UNDER Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

EVERGREY and SIX FEET UNDER have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BIOMECHANICAL BRAINSTORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS DEAD BEYOND BURIED DRONE ELUVEITIE EVERGREY FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GORILLA MONSOON HACRIDE ...

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FACEBREAKER Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

FACEBREAKER has been confirmed for this year's Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 7-9, 2008 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BEHEMOTH BOLT THROWER DEADBORN DEFLORATION DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE FACEBREAKER GENERAL SURGERY HAIL OF BULLETS IMPALED NAZARENE IMPERIOUS MALEVOLENCE INSISION KAMPFAR KOLDBRANN LEGION OF THE DAMNED LIVIDITY ...

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SKYFORGER To Headline UK's INFERNAL DAMNATION FESTIVAL V

Latvia's SKYFORGER has been confirmed as the headliner of the fifth instalment of the Infernal Damnation Festival, set to take place May 17 at the Camden Underworld in England. Also scheduled to appear are Sweden's ALGAION, London's MATRON, British folk/black metallers FEN, Ireland's FOR RUIN, and UK's NECRO RITUAL. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m. ...

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NORTHER, SKYFORGER Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

NORTHER and SKYFORGER have been confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Ragnarök Festival, set to take place March 28-29 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGALLOCH ALESTORM ARKONA BATTLELORE HAGGARD HELLSAW HELRITT HELRUNAR MENHIR MINAS MORGUL NEGURA BUNGET NORTHER PRIMORDIAL SEAR BLISS SKYFORGER SVARTSOT SWORN TRIMONIUM TROLLFEST TURISAS UNLEASHED ...

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ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BIOMECHANICAL BRAINSTRORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS DEAD BEYOND BURIED DRONE ELUVEITIE FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GORILLA MONSOON HATE HEAVEN SHALL ...

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BRUJERIA Confirmed For Portugal's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST XI

BRUJERIA, FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM, NAMEK, ILLOGICIST, BLACK SUN, DANTALION, RATO RARO and UNDERNOISE have been confirmed for the SWR Barroselas Metalfest XI, set to take place April 24-26 in Barroselas, Portugal. Unfortunately, WARHAMMER cancelled its appearance at the festival. The group says, "We are truly sorry to cancel our show at the Barroselas festival XI. ...

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MISERY SPEAKS Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

German melodic death metal outfit MISERY SPEAKS has been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BIOMECHANICAL BRAINSTRORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS DEAD BEYOND BURIED DRONE ELUVEITIE FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GORILLA MONSOON ...

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