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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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MOONSPELL To Play Finland, Baltic States In September

Portugal's MOONSPELL has announced several dates in Finland and the Baltic states in September. The details 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. 29 - Oulu, FIN ...

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MOONSPELL: New Live Videos Posted Online

Four video clips of MOONSPELL performing at the Largo do Centenario in Valongo (near Porto), Portugal on August 11, 2006 have been posted online at AgeOfDawn.com. The four songs featured on the page are as follows: "Alma Mater", "Full Moon Madness", "Nocturna" and "At the Image of Pain". Several photos taken at the ...

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KATATONIA: Turkish Dates Announced

Sweden's KATATONIA has announced a four-date Turkish tour in September. "It has always been a pleasure coming to Istanbul, so this time it should be exciting to visit the remaining cities as well," the band writes in a statement. Teh details are as follows: Sep. 14 - Yeni Melek - Istanbul, Turkey Sep. 15 - ...

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SOULRELIC To Release New Single Next Month

Finnish metallers SOULRELIC have posted the following message on their official web site: "The new single will be 'Dying Angels' from the [debut SOULRELIC] album 'Love Is a Lie We Both Believed'. However, the single WILL contain the song 'Coins' from the forthcoming album 'Anal Punk' and cover version of 'Cold Sweat' by THIN LIZZY. ...

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EMPEROR: In-Store Signing Sessions Announced

Candlelight Records has announced exclusive autograph signings/in-stores for the upcoming EMPEROR shows. The concerts, announced early December 2005, have been met with much excitement. Two of the performances are already sold out (July 14 at B.B. King and July 16 at Key Club). Fans are urged to purchase their tickets if they plan to attend ...

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POISONBLACK Frontman Talks About Upcoming CD

POISONBLACK was founded by Ville Laihiala, the voice of the legendary, but now sadly defunct SENTENCED, the founders of melancholy-driven Finnish rock that had a string of No. 1 singles and gold albums in Finland. POISONBLACK, however, was never meant to be just a project. "I have my heart and soul in POISONBLACK," Laihiala stated ...

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MOONSPELL, KATATONIA, DAYLIGHT DIES: More Tour Dates Announced

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL are preparing to embark on their first North Amercan headlining tour in five years. Supporting MOONSPELL on the appropriately labeled "Nocturnal Mourning" tour are KATATONIA and DAYLIGHT DIES. This is the first American tour for MOONSPELL in support of "Memorial", the band's latest release. This time around fans can expect "better and ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES To Film 'Lies That Bind' Video

DAYLIGHT DIES will film their first-ever video this coming weekend for the song "Lies That Bind" from their latest album, "Dismantling Devotion", now available via Candlelight Records. Set to be filmed outside the band's base of Raleigh, North Carolina, the Ramon Boutviseth-directed clip will feature the full band with local actors in a plot that ...

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MOONSPELL Frontman Comments On 'Nocturnal Mourning' Tour

Portugal's #1 heavy metal export MOONSPELL are preparing to embark on their first headlining tour in five years. Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro fondly recalls, "Last time we headlined was late 2001, after the release of 'Darkness and Hope'. The support band was LACUNA COIL on their very first American experience. We can't wait to get back ...

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AGALLOCH Added To Portland Date On MOONSPELL/KATATONIA Tour

Portland's AGALLOCH have been confirmed as openers for the Portland, OR date of the MOONSPELL/KATATONIA/DAYLIGHT DIES tour on November 3 at Rock N' Roll Pizza. AGALLOCH's much-anticipated new album, "Ashes against the Grain", is due out August 8 on The End Records. The band recently filmed a video for the song "Not Unlike The Waves" ...

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KATATONIA Pull Out of Hungary's MAMF Festival

Sweden's KATATONIA have posted the following message on their official web site: "Since the promoter couldn't live up to what was signed and agreed for, our appearance at the MAMF festival in Hungary has been cancelled. However, we're already looking at the possibilities of returning to Hungary in the autumn for a club gig with ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Swedish high-energy thrashers DARKANE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON DIE KRUPPS MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK ...

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NILE Replace ANNIHILATOR At Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

NILE have replaced ANNIHILATOR on the billing of this year's Evolution Festival, set to take place July 14-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is now as follows: Friday, July 14: W:O:A Metal Battle 2006 METHEDRAS THE FAMILI MACBETH DARK LUNACY LABYRINTH DEATH SS Saturday, July 15: NIGHTMARE ELDRITCH ...

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MOONSPELL, KATATONIA, DAYLIGHT DIES: First Dates Announced

MOONSPELL, KATATONIA and DAYLIGHT DIES will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 22 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club Oct. 25 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House As previously reported, MOONSPELL's latest CD, "Memorial", recently entered the Portuguese album ...

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MELECHESH: New Album Delayed

MELECHESH mainman Melechesh Ashmedi has issued the following statement regarding the status of the band's new album, "Emissaries": "By now many are speculating as to why the new MELECHESH album is not out yet. The release date was supposed to be sometime in May, but this date is postponed and Osmose Productions now aim to ...

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THE CULT Pull Out Of Greece's ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL

THE CULT have been removed from the second day of this year's Rockwave Festival, set to take place on July 12 at Terravibe in Malakasa, Greece. The lineup now is as follows: TWISTED SISTER W.A.S.P. CRIMSON GLORY CELTIC FROST MOONSPELL The ticket price for July 12 is 39 Euros. Rockwave Festival has featured in the ...

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ANCIENT RITES Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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