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WORLD BELOW: Debut Album To Surface Through DOOM SYMPHONY 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, will release their debut album, "Sacrifices To The Moon", through Doom Symphony Records, a division of Italy's Underground Symphony. According to a posting on the band's web site, Doom Symphony is ...

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CANDLEMASS Bassist To DJ At Swedish Club

Doom metal legend Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS, KRUX) will make a rare appearance as a metal DJ Saturday, February 14 at the Metallterrassen club in Gothenburg, Sweden. Last month, the club hosted a DJ appearance by IN FLAMES members Jesper Strömblad and Peter Iwers, who premiered new songs from their upcoming album. Leif has promised that ...

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Swedish THE SWEET Tribute: Audio Available

Current and former members of KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THUNDER, HUGHES & TURNER PROJECT, EUROPE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JEFF SCOTT SOTO, AT VANCE, CANDLEMASS, TALISMAN, LION'S SHARE, NARNIA and RADIOACTIVE have contributed to the Swedish tribute to THE SWEET, titled "The Sweet According To Sweden", due on February 9 through Rivel Records. Liner notes for the ...

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CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION To Feature Some Of Hard Rock's Finest

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel. According to an official press release, the ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Guitarist To Jam With WELL OF SOULS

John Perez of SOLITUDE AETURNUS will join Brainticket recording artists WELL OF SOULS on stage January 24 at the WELL OF SOULS CD release party at the 19th Hole in the Woodlands, Texas. The group, along with Perez, will be performing "Falling" off SOLITUDE AETURNUS' third CD, "Through the Darkest Hour" (Pavement), as well as ...

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VOMITORY: Studio Update

Tobias Gustafsson, the drummer for the Swedish death metal act VOMITORY, has posted the following studio update on the group's official web site: "Our fifth album, 'Primal Massacre', is now taking its shape! We (Ulf - guitars, Henrik Larsson - producer, and me) arrived at [Studio Kuling in Örebro, Sweden] on Sunday December 7th, set ...

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CANDLEMASS, TROUBLE In Stockholm: A Wicked Night Of Doom!

Swedish doom masters CANDLEMASS have posted the following report from their Nov. 29 Stockholm gig with TROUBLE and FORCE OF EVIL: "Both TROUBLE and FORCE OF EVIL arrived to Stockholm on the Friday. FORCE OF EVIL got in late and chose to have an early night after some pasta, while TROUBLE and CANDLEMASS had loads ...

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CANDLEMASS To Premiere New Song During Hometown Gig

Reformed Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS will premiere a brand new song, called "Witches", during their performance at Klubben in Stockholm this weekend. The track — which is described by songwriter/bassist Leif Edling as following "the true CANDLEMASS style, with both heavy and hard passages, lots of negative riffing, melody and slow doomy choruses" — is ...

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WORLD BELOW Sign With UNDERGROUND SYMPHONY 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 signed a one-album deal with Italy's Underground Symphony Records. The group's debut album, "Sacrifices To The Moon", will finally be released in January 2004, both as a digipack CD and ...

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CATHEDRAL, KRUX, GRAND MAGUS To Team Up For Swedish Night of Doom

CATHEDRAL, KRUX and GRAND MAGUS will be teaming up for a one-off night of "doom" at The Shrine (Kolingsborg) in Stockholm, Sweden on January 31. KRUX, of course, feature in their ranks CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandström (guitar, also in THE PROJECT ...

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TROUBLE Announce Hometown Gigs

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will play three concerts in the Chicago area prior to their planned performance in Stockholm, Sweden for the recording of their upcoming live DVD. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 07 - Oasis 160 – Chicago Heights, IL Nov. 14 - Penny Road – Barrington, IL Nov. 15 - Bottom Lounge ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Debut CD To Receive South American Release In November

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), will release their self-titled debut in November in Argentina and Brazil. A worldwide release will follow in January. As previously reported, ...

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FORCE OF EVIL To Support VIRGIN STEELE In Greece

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), will support VIRGIN STEELE at two dates in Greece in February. They will play in Athens and Thessaloniki on February 14 ...

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TROUBLE To Film Live DVD At Swedish Gig

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will be teaming up with CANDLEMASS and FORCE OF EVIL (featuring members of MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND) for a one-off gig in Sweden in late November. The show, the exact date for which has not yet been announced, will be recorded for a future DVD release through Escapi (CANDLEMASS, DISMEMBER, ...

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CANDLEMASS Finish Recording New Demo, Seek Record Deal

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have completed work on a brand new two-song demo, which they are currently using to procure a record deal. The tracks "Witch" and "Born In A Tank" were recorded ...

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KRUX To Release Live DVD

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandstrom (guitar, also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-GRAVE), will release their first-ever DVD on September 25 through Escapi. The disc will contain the band's entire performance from May 18, 2003 at Kägelbanan in ...

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WORLD BELOW Seek New Label

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 abandoned plans to release their debut album, "Sacrifices To The Moon", through Crestfallen/Extreme Noize Records. The group, whose music is being described as a mixture of "CANDLEMASS and early BLACK ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: ROCK HARD Photos Posted Online

Several photos taken during CIRCLE II CIRCLE's appearance at this month's Rock Hard Festival have been posted online at this location. The two-day event, which took place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, featured additional performances from such acts as SAXON, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANDLEMASS, NEVERMORE, KREATOR and ANTHRAX, ...

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NEVERMORE: ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Photos Posted Online

NEVERMORE have posted several photos taken during their appearance at last weekend's Rock Hard Festival at this location. The two-day event, which took place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, featured additional performances from such acts as SAXON, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANDLEMASS, KREATOR and ANTHRAX, among others. NEVERMORE's new ...

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ENTOMBED Pull Out Of Cleveland's BW&BK 6-PACK WEEKEND

Sweden's ENTOMBED were forced to cancel their appearance at this weekend's BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio after drummer Peter Stjärnvind's wife was hospitalized with an as-yet-undiagnosed syndrome, the symptoms of which include internal bleeding. Under the circumstances, particularly the suddenness with which the condition arose, and the uncertainty of the outcome, Stjärnvind wishes to ...

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BOLT THROWER Pull Out Of Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

British death metal veterans BOLT THROWER have pulled out of this weekend's Rock Hard festival in order to allow vocalist Dave Ingram to be present for the impending birth of his first child (his wife's original due date was said to have been ten days ago). The organizers of the event — set to take ...

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CANDLEMASS To Perform Acoustic Set In Cleveland

Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will perform a short set of acoustic tunes on June 14 in Cleveland, Ohio prior to their headlining gig at the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend. The acoustic set is FREE and open to the public. In addition to the music, several of the BW&BK 6-Pack bands will be holding autograph signing/meet-and-greet sessions, including ...

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STORMWIND Add Keyboardist

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom and guitarist Thomas Wolf, have acquired a new keyboardist in the shape of Joachim Broden. Broden replaces Kaspar Dahlqvist, who left the group earlier this month in order to devote himself 100% to his family and DIONYSUS. STORMWIND have just issued their sixth album, "Rising ...

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KRUX Announce One-Off Gig

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandstrom (guitar), will perform a one-off show at Kägelbanan in Stockholm, Sweden on May 18. The gig, which will likely be the group's last for quite some time, will be recorded for a ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Name New Album

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have set "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" as the title for their forthcoming third album, due later in the year through ENTOMBED's Threeman Records. "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" was recorded at Soundlab Studios (where the band's last CD, "When We Are Done, Your ...

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