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WORLD BELOW: Debut Album Delayed

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 been forced to delay the release date of their debut album, "Sacrifices To The Moon", as a result of their label, Crestfallen Records, changing their name. No further information is ...

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FORCE OF EVIL To Make Live Debut At Ohio's BW&BK 6-PACK WEEKEND

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 be making their live debut at the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend on June 13-14 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also set to appear ...

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Krux - KRUX

The memories of a rotund Swede charging around stages in a monk's cassock will forever go down as one of the most enduring and amusing images in metal. Indeed, it's fair to say that exuberant frontman Messiah Marcolin was significantly instrumental in attaining legendary status for doom overlords CANDLEMASS back in the eighties. Oft overlooked, ...

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STORMWIND Part Ways With Keyboardist

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring guitarist Thomas Wolf and former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom, have parted ways with keyboardist Kaspar Dahlqvist. "After four years of blood, sweat and great rock'n'roll, Kaspar Dahlqvist has decided to leave STORMWIND to devote himself 100% to his family and DIONYSUS," reads a posting on STORMWIND's official web site. "My ...

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ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup and running order has been announced for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. It is as follows: Saturday, June 7: 01. GOD DETHRONED 02. TRIBE AFTER TRIBE 03. CIRCLE II CIRCLE (feat. guest appearance by Jon Oliva) 04. TROUBLE 05. ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

DEATH ANGEL are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will perform at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, which will include the only European appearance by the reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE. ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

KREATOR have replaced AMON AMARTH on the bill for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. No reason was given for AMON AMARTH's withdrawal from the event. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for ...

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SOILWORK Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

SOILWORK are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for which will be announced during the coming weeks. The list ...

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STORMWIND To Issue 'Rising Symphony' In April

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring guitarist Thomas Wolf and former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom, have set an April 23 Japanese release date for their sixth album, "Rising Symphony". The album includes nine melodic/neo-classical tracks and a bonus track for Japan ("Wings Of Tomorrow"). A European release is expected to follow in early June. The official ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

ANTHRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for which will be announced during the coming weeks. The list ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH are the latest act to have been confirmed for the fourth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 17, 2003 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). Fifteen bands will play on two different stages as part of an annual event that ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce European, American Dates

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 12 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Revisited Apr. 13 - Zürich, SWI @ Dynamo Club May 17 - Bengtsfors, SWE @ 2000 Decibel Jun. 7-8 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival Jun. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ ...

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CANDLEMASS To Make First North American Appearance In 12 Years!

Just in time for the domestic release of their DVD retrospective, "Documents Of Doom", the legendary CANDLEMASS will headline the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend, June 13-14, in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival appearance marks the first time the Swedes have played here in over twelve years! Since reuniting last year, the doomsters have been the hottest ticket ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS To Record New CD In The Spring

Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS are still together and are planning to record a new album for a tentative late 2003 release through Massacre Records in Europe and Olympic/Century Media Records in North America. The following is an official newsletter from SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman/guitarist John Perez outlining the group's recent and future activities: ...

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ARCH ENEMY's GOSSOW Reports From The Road

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following tour report to the "Reports" section of the band's official web site: "We've played 4 of the 6 Scandinavian shows now...last night it was Gothenburg and we had a blast! The crowd was great and there were a few friends and realitves at the show too ...

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Former HELLION Manager Pleads Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Case

Music business manager James Howard Paul, Jr. has entered a plea of guilty in the murder-for-hire case of his wife, Bonnie, according to a spokesman from the Los Angeles Police Department. James Paul had most recently managed the career of Los Angeles-based heavy metal band HELLION who recently finished a tour of Japan. HELLION was ...

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CANDLEMASS: Live Album Track Listing Unveiled

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 — will release a double live album, titled "Doomed For Live - Reunion 2002", on Jan. 20, 2003 through GMR Music Group. The set, which contains a recording of the ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce Stockholm Gig

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 announced a gig at Stockholm's Shrine (Kolingsborg) club on Dec. 12. CANDLEMASS's new double DVD, "Candlemass Documents Of Doom", is due on Dec. 2 through Escapi UK. ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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CANDLEMASS DVD Pushed Back

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 pushed back the release date of their first-ever DVD, "Candlemass Documents Of Doom", to Dec. 2 through Escapi UK. "Candlemass Documents Of Doom" is essentially the live concert ...

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WORLD BELOW Ink Deal With CRESTFALLEN 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 Australia's Crestfallen Records. The group, whose music is being described as a mixture of "CANDLEMASS and early BLACK SABBATH with truly killer vocals," will issue their ...

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