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MOONSPELL Working On More European Tour Dates

According to a posting on MOONSPELL's official web site, the Portuguese metal band is currently working on arranging dates in Poland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece and Israel. More details will be announced soon. MOONSPELL will team up with NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH and DEW-SCENTED for a European tour in March/April. A list of tour dates can ...

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DISILLUSION, NEAERA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

DISILLUSION and NEAERA have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DISILLUSION ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD HEAVEN SHALL BURN IMMORTAL ...

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SAMAEL To Play Romania For First Time

Switzerland's SAMAEL will make is first-ever appearance in Romania on December 2, 2006 at Agronomia Sports Hall in Bucharest. Support at the show will come from AVATAR (Craiova) and DIES IRAE (Bucharest). For more information, visit www.samael.metalfan.ro. As previously reported, SAMAEL's September 29, 2006 show in Lausanne was broadcast live via the Internet. ...

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LETZTE INSTANZ Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

LETZTE INSTANZ, a German rock band particularly noted for its use of the violin and cello, has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND ...

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ENSLAVED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MOONSORROW Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

ENSLAVED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MOONSORROW, VOLBEAT and SONIC SYNDICATE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD HEAVEN SHALL ...

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SAMAEL: Lausanne Performance Available Online

SAMAEL's September 29 show in Lausanne was broadcast live via the Internet. You can watch the concert online at this location (courtesy of Metal Videos). As previously reported, SAMAEL has extended the recording sessions for its new album to include most of October. "Real drums as well as other additional recordings will be ...

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BELPHEGOR Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Austrian extreme black/death metal outfit BELPHEGOR has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD IMMORTAL IN FLAMES JBO KAMPFAR MOONSPELL ...

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KATATONIA: Hungarian, Serbian Shows Postponed

Sweden's KATATONIA has issued the following update: "Due to problems with our visas for the North American tour [with MOONSPELL and DAYLIGHT DIES], we're unable to leave the country for the October 7 and 8 dates in Hungary and Serbia. We're sorry for the inconvenience. On a better note, the dates are not permanently cancelled. ...

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SAMAEL Extends Recording Sessions For New Album

Switzerland's SAMAEL has extended the recording sessions for its new album to include most of October. "Real drums as well as other additional recordings will be added," according to a posting on the group's web site. SAMAEL spent a week in July going over new songs with acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP ...

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MOONSPELL Nominated For MTV's 'Best Portuguese Act' Award

According to a posting on MOONSPELL's official web site, the band has been nominated in the "Best Portuguese Act" category at the MTV awards. "Tomorrow [Tuesday, Sept. 19] there will be a press conference where MTV is going announce it," the posting reads. "It's the first time a metal or heavy rock is distinguished as ...

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HAGGARD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German 17-piece medieval metalheads HAGGARD have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BLIND GUARDIAN GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD IMMORTAL IN FLAMES MOONSPELL SAMAEL SAXON SCHANDMAUL STRATOVARIUS THERION ...

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EMBRAZE Films 'The One' Video

Finnish band EMBRAZE shot a video for the song "The One" this past weekend with director Marko Siekkinen. The track comes off the group's latest effort, "The Last Embrace", which entered the album chart in Finland at position No. 29. EMBRAZE features in its ranks FOR MY PAIN… guitarist Lauri Tuohimaa. As previously reported, EMBRAZE ...

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AGE OF SILENCE Offers Update On Bandmembers' Activities

Avant-garde/prog/metal act AGE OF SILENCE, the Norwegian band featuring Lazare (BORKNAGAR, SOLEFALD), Hellhammer (WINDS, ARCTURUS, MAYHEM) and Eikind (KHOLD, TULUS), among others, has issued the following update on the bandmembers' current activities: "Lazare: Just completed recording of the BORKNAGAR acoustic album. "Hellhammer: Busy as always, preparing to enter studio with DIMMU BORGIR in October and ...

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SOULRELIC: New Songtitles Revealed

Finland's SOULRELIC has released the working songtitles that are set to appear on the band's upcoming CD, tentatively due next year. They are as follows (in no particular order): 01. I'll Let the Gallow Win 02. The Evergreen Pastures Of Grave 03. This Land 04. Coins 05. Dead King 06. Such a Pleasant Life 07. ...

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MOONSPELL Video To Debut on MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball' This Weekend

Tune into "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday September 9 on MTV2 at 10:00 p.m. EST to catch the debut of MOONSPELL's stunning new video for "Finisterra". The song is the lead-off track on MOONSPELL's new album, "Memorial", which was released by SPV/Steamhammer earlier this year. "'Finisterra' is quite simply a video which showcases a band (MOONSPELL) ...

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KATATONIA: PEACEVILLE Buys Rights To Back Catalog

Peaceville Records has bought rights to the masters of KATATONIA's back catalog previously released on Avantgarde Music and will remaster and reissue all the full-length albums in digipack format. First up on October 23 is "Brave Murder Day" (1996), also featuring the "Sounds of Decay" EP (1997) as a bonus, along with revamped artwork and ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Portugal's MOONSPELL was have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to perform are IN FLAMES, BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON, STRATOVARIUS, GRAVE DIGGER, THERION, SAMAEL, SCHANDMAUL and the reunited Norwegian black metal band IMMORTAL. As previously reported, four video ...

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SOULRELIC Bassist Forced To Sit Out Gigs Due To Injury

SOULRELIC bassist Pecu Talala will be forced to miss the band's next couple of gigs due to a recent knee injury. Replacing him temporarily will be Mikko "Speedy" Uusimaa from REFLEXION. SOULRELIC's next performance is scheduled to take place this Saturday, September 9 at Rytmikorjaamo in Seinäjoki, Finland (with ENTWINE). SOULRELIC's debut album, "Love is ...

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EMBRAZE To Support MOONSPELL In Finland, Baltic States

Finnish band EMBRAZE has been confirmed as the support act for MOONSPELL in Finland and the Baltic states. The dates are as follows: Sep. 25 - Tartu, EST - Club Illusion Sep. 26 - Riga, LAT - Melna Piektdiena club Sep. 27 - Helsinki, FIN - Nosturi Sep. 28 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko Sep. ...

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