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LACUNA COIL: Complete 'Karmacode' Details Revealed

LACUNA COIL are set to release their latest full-length effort, "Karmacode", on April 4 via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed commercial breakthrough album, "Comalies", was produced by Waldemar Sorychta and LACUNA COIL in Germany and Italy while the album was both mixed by Ronald Prent (RAMMSTEIN, H.I.M., IRON MAIDEN) and ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Highest Hopes' Certified Double Platinum In Finland

NIGHTWISH's 2005 CD collection, "Highest Hopes - The Best Of Nightwish", has been certified double platinum in the band's native Finland for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. The album, which was released in two different formats (the normal version, and limited edition, featuring a bonus disc containing three video clips filmed at the Mera ...

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LACUNA COIL: 'Karmacode' Is Ready

Italy's LACUNA COIL have confirmed on their official web site that the recording, mixing, and mastering of their forthcoming album, "Karmacode", is complete. The CD is tentatively scheduled for release in early April via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Comalies" was co-produced once again by Waldemar Sorychta and was mixed by ...

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FATAL SMILE: Release Date Set For 'Neo Natural Freaks'

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will release their sophomore album, "Neo Natural Freaks", on February 1, 2006 via GMR Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Beyond Reality" was once again produced by Jonas Östman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), while the mixing duties were handled by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, BACKYARD BABIES). FATAL SMILE's new single, ...

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LACUNA COIL To Play One-Off London Show

Italian female-fronted metallers LACUNA COIL have announced a one-off show at the Forum in London, U.K. on March 5, 2006. LACUNA COIL's new album, "Karmacode", is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2006 via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Comalies" was co-produced once again by Waldemar Sorychta and was mixed by ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From Glasgow

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up there? We are pulling into Glasgow as I write this. The flight over to the U.K. was a piece o' cake, and we got to see the huge oil refinery fire that happened just outside London, ...

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SHADOWS FALL Frontman Comments On GRAMMY Nod

Nominations for the 48th annual Grammy Awards were announced last week by The Recording Academy, which included a nod for SHADOWS FALL in the "Best Metal Performance" category. The group was nominated for their Active Rock hit "What Drives The Weak" alongside such acclaimed artists as MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and SLIPKNOT. The track is featured ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'I Have A Feeling We Could Win A GRAMMY This Year'

SLIPKNOT members Shawn "Clown" Crahan (percussion) and Jim Root (guitar) spoke to The Des Moines Register about being nominated for a Grammy for the sixth consecutive year. The single "Before I Forget" from the band's third album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", was nominated for Best Metal Performance alongside songs by MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Rosenrot' Video Posted Online

RAMMSTEIN's video for their latest single, "Rosenrot", has been posted online at Herzeleid.com. The clip was shot last month in a village close to Brasov, Romania and is the title track of the group's new album, available now on Universal. RAMMSTEIN's "Mein Teil" was nominated in the "Metal Performance" category at the 48th ...

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RAMMSTEIN Named 'Best Live Act' At EINS LIVE Awards

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN were honored as the "Best Live Act" at the "Eins Live" Krone awards. Germany's biggest radio awards ceremony was held at the Arena Oberhausen on November 24 and was broadcast live by Eins Live radio and on TV by the WDR. As previously reported, RAMMSTEIN have selected the title track of ...

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Former DIMMU BORGIR/CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer Featured On DUST EP

Former CRADLE OF FILTH/DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker is featured on the new EP from DUST, the brainchild of artist Jez Ball. The EP was recorded drums in the U.K. in September, with production by Greg Brimson (RAMMSTEIN, PARADISE LOST, METALLICA) and engineering by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH). The CD will be mastered by John ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Rosenrot' Single Details Revealed

According to Herzeleid.com, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have selected the title track of their new album, "Rosenrot", as their next single. "Rosenrot" (the single) will be released on December 9, 2005 and will contain the following tracks: 01. Rosenrot (Single Version) (03:47) 02. Rosenrot (The Tweaker Remix by Chris Vrenna) (04:34) 03. Rosenrot (Northern Lite ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Rosenrot' Tops European Album Charts

According to Universal Music, RAMMSTEIN's new album, "Rosenrot", has been certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies since its October 28 release. The CD topped the official album chart in Germany, Austria and Finland, and has landed at No. 2 in Sweden and Denmark, No. 4 in the Netherlands and the ...

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EVERGREY Prepare To Enter Studio

The Gothenburg, Sweden-based metal band EVERGREY are preparing to enter the studio to record their sixth studio album, tentatively due in April 2006 via InsideOut Music. The production duties will be handled by the experienced team of Sanken Sandquist and Stefan Glaumann, who have previously worked with such artists as RAMMSTEIN, BON JOVI, BRITNEY SPEARS ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: 'We Did Not Become A Different Kind Of Band'

LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia recently spoke to Decibel magazine about "Karmacode", the group's long-awaited follow-up to their 2002 breakthrough album "Comalies". "The album is a trip through different spiritualities, not specific religions," Cristina said. "We wanted to analyze how religion and spirituality can in our day coexist. Look at the title — we mix ...

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