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WORLD BELOW Announce New Guitarist

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson and CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl, have announced the addition of guitarist Per Nilsson (ALTERED AEON, SCAR SYMMETRY) to the group's ranks. "You will hear [Per's] incredible screaming axe on the upcoming album entitled: 'Maelstroem'," the band write on their ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Drummer LARRY HOWE Returns To The Fold

San Francisco Bay Area power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been rejoined by drummer Larry Howe, according to a posting on the group's web site. An interview with Howe and VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe discussing Larry's return to the fold and what VICIOUS RUMORS have planned for 2005 will be posted on the band's site ...

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ANATHEMA Warn Against Missing DVD Booklets

Britain's ANATHEMA have issued the following message regarding their recently released DVD, "Were You There?": "We have had some emails from people saying that they haven't received the booklet with their DVD. "First, we'd like to apologise for this although, as you are aware, this is not our fault. We are looking into the situation ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY 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 be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best ...

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WORLD BELOW Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, have replaced drummer Stefan Westerberg (CARNAL FORGE, ex-IN THY DREAMS) with Ronnie Bergerståhl (CENTINEX). "We wanna thank Stefan for the years and wish him all the best for the future," the band write on their web site. WORLD ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

VIRGIN STEELE 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 be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". To celebrate ...

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WORLD BELOW Sign With PSYCHEDOOMELIC RECORDS

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE/ex-IN THY DREAMS drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, have inked a deal with Austria's Psychedoomelic Records. The group, who were previously signed to Doom Symphony Records (a division of Italy's Underground Symphony), will enter Jonas' Black Lounge studios in ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Get The Ballet Treatment

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will have their song "Hold This Woe" used by the New York ballet group Ballet Deviare as part of their performance. The opening night for the ballet is December 18, 2004. More information is available at BalletDeviare.org. SWALLOW THE SUN's debut album, "The Morning Never Came", ...

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CANDLEMASS: Studio Report Posted Online

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have entered Polar studios (ABBA, GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN) in Stockholm to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 via an as-yet-undetermined label. Read a studio report and check out photos from the recording sessions at Candlemass.net. CANDLEMASS have just released a compilation CD, entitled "Essential Doom", ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS 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 be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". ...

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WORLD BELOW To Record New Album In January

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE/ex-IN THY DREAMS drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, will enter Jonas' Black Lounge studios in January to record their as-yet-untitled sophomore album. Dreamtide Music Management are said to be in the final stages of securing a new record deal ...

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CANDLEMASS Reunite, Prepare To Record New Studio Album

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have reconsidered their decision to split up and are headed into the studio to record a new album, tentatively due next summer. The band — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — are scheduled to begin recording the album ...

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AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Essential' Collection To Include Brand New Song

GMR Music has set a November 22 release date for CANDLEMASS' "Essential Doom" CD, a posthumous collection of the group's best material plus their newly recorded and previously unreleased song "Witches". The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003. ...

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WORLD BELOW Set Release Date For Debut Album

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE/ex-IN THY DREAMS drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, will release their debut album, "Sacrifices To The Moon", on August 16 through Doom Symphony Records, a division of Italy's Underground Symphony. According to a posting on the band's web site, ...

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Epic - BORKNAGAR

It's a brave move to title an album like so with all the connotations that word has in the realms of metal. From DREAM THEATER to CANDLEMASS to MAYHEM and countless other less notables, many have strived to attain it and achieved it to varying degrees, whilst others have slopped forth a real mess of ...

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Mexico's TRANSMETAL To Release Collection Of Covers

One of Mexico's biggest metal acts, TRANSMETAL, will add to their catalog of over 20 thrash/speed metal albums with a new record comprising entirely of cover versions. The quintet, founded during January of 1987 and centered on the sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, issued their last, James Murphy-produced (TESTAMENT, ...

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CANDLEMASS: Final Demo Recording To See Light Of Day

CANDLEMASS's final recording — a two-song demo containing the tracks "Witch" and "Born In A Tank" — will be included on a new collection of album reissues, tentatively due this fall. The demo, which was recorded in August 2003, just prior to last year's Popkomm music convention in Köln, Germany, was "[done] in [the] true ...

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CANDLEMASS Split Up — Again

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have officially split up — seemingly for the last time. "We are truly sorry to inform you that CANDLEMASS have disbanded!" reads a posting on the group's web site. "This is sad news for us and everybody else that love this fantastic band. There will be no more gigs, no new ...

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THE HAUNTED: 'One Kill Wonder' Reissue To Surface In April

A limited-edition reissue of THE HAUNTED's "One Kill Wonder" CD will reportedly surface in North America on April 20 through Earache Records. The disc will feature all the songs contained on the original album plus the following three bonus cuts: 01. Creed* 02. Ritual* 03. Well Of Souls (CANDLEMASS cover) * Recorded during the "One ...

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SPEEDY GONZALES Sign With AOR HEAVEN RECORDS

SPEEDY GONZALES, the Swedish melodic hard rock outfit featuring former CANDLEMASS/TALK OF THE TOWN vocalist Thomas Vikström and TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN bassist Marcel Jacob, will release a new album in July on the AOR Heaven label. Founded in early 1990 by Vikström, Tommy Denander (guitars, RADIOACTIVE, DEACON STREET, AOR) and Dalton Dahlberg (drums, DALTON), the band ...

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HOWLING SYN Sign With Sweden's ESCAPI

Canadian gothic metallers HOWLING SYN have inked a deal with Sweden's Escapi (CANDLEMASS, FORCE OF EVIL, TROUBLE). The group's first release for the label will be their sophomore album, "Devilries", due in the summer. The follow-up to 2002's "Forebearers of Dusk" (Galy Records) will contain "more heavy rock riffs & a lot of dark goth ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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