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SARGATANAS REIGN: New Album Due In June

Blooddawn Productions/Regain Records has set a June 20 release date for the sophomore album from Swedish death metallers SARGATANAS REIGN, entitled "Bloodwork". The follow-up to 2002's "Euthanasia...Last Resort" (I Hate Records) was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson (MARDUK, OVERFLASH). Mastering duties were handled by Peter In de Betou (DIMMU ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Stage Fright' DVD Details Revealed

MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD, entitled "Stage Fright", on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 7, 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. The Düsseldorf show was shot with 23 high-definition cameras under the direction of ...

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RAMMSTEIN, APOCALYPTICA, HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

RAMMSTEIN, APOCALYPTICA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, NINE, HAMMERFALL and BESEECH are the confirmed acts for this year's Metaltown festival, set to take palce July 30 at Frihamnen in Gothenburg, Sweden. Last year's Metaltown festival included appearances by ALICE COOPER, DIMMU BORGIR, TURBONEGRO, IN FLAMES, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION and MUSTASCH. For more information, visit www.metaltown.se. ...

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DEATHSTARS Completing Work On New Album

DEATHSTARS guitarist Emil Nödtveidt (a.k.a. Nightmare Industries) has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "We've been busy as hell over here, I moved to Stockholm back in November and it's been chaotic but creative ever since. "Me and Skinny [bass] has opened up a studio called Black Syndicate Studios where we ...

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METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS Awards: Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 2005 Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the U.K.'s most prestigious rock and metal awards ceremony, were announced on Wednesday (April 20). On Monday, June 13, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods will relocate to the heartland of London's rock mecca, the London Astoria, for its third annual honors ceremony. Organized by Metal Hammer ...

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Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Issues Update

Former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch has issued an update on his SAVAGE CIRCUS project featuring PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar) and the still-unnamed collaboration with SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid. Stauch's message reads as follows: "First I would like to thank you for your positive response to the ...

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Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Explains His Departure

Former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch has issued another statement explaining in greater detail the circumstances that led to his departure from the group. Stauch's statement reads as follows: "Hi friends, "I hope this news doesn’t shock you too much, but from this point on I am no longer BLIND GUARDIAN's drummer. "Over the last ...

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RAMMSTEIN Take Home Two ECHO Awards

RAMMSTEIN took home two prizes at the annual Echo awards (German equivalent of the Grammys), which were held Saturday (April 2) at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin. RAMMSTEIN received an Echo for Artist/Group of the Year in the category New Rock/Metal/Alternative and another in the category Best Live Act. The band performed their latest ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Part Ways With Drummer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have parted ways with longtime drummer Thomen Stauch. Frontman Hansi Kürsch's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "No news is good news. This obviously is bad news. After walking along the same musical paths for about 20 years and after several long, open and honest discussions between the ...

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SOILWORK Singer, BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Seek Name For New Project

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch are currently seeking a name for their new project. The collaboration, which originally went under the COLDSEED moniker, is described by Strid as "a mixture between RAMMSTEIN and ALICE IN CHAINS." A full-length album is currently being recorded and is due later in the ...

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SOLEFALD Mainman Explains STURMGEIST Project

STURMGEIST, the Norwegian solo project of SOLEFALD mastermind Cornelius Jakhelln Brastad, recently released their debut album, "Meister Mephisto", via Season of Mist. STURMGEIST's touring lineup consists of drummer Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, LUNARIS, SPIRAL ARCHITECT), and guitarists Henrik Strømme and John E. Jacobsen. Brastad has issued a statement explaining his reasoning behind the project: "A few ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Keine Lust' Video Posted Online

RAMMSTEIN's video for "Keine Lust", the fourth single from their latest CD, "Reise Reise", has been posted online at VideoPimp.com. The "Keine Lust" clip was shot in January with director Jörn Heitman, who had previously helmed the group's videos for "Amerika" and "Ohne Dich", among others. RAMMSTEIN's "Keine Lust" single is scheduled for ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'Wie Welt' Video Posted Online

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have posted the English and German versions of their "Wie Weit" video at their official web site. Check them out at this location. The English and German versions of "Wie Weit" feature Marta Jandová of Germany's alternative-hipsters DIE HAPPY while the French version (which is included on the group's new ...

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EKTOMORF Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME Festival

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Aerodrome festival, set to take place May 26-28 at Civitas Nova in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD BLIND PETITION BUNFIRE SQUAD CLAWFINGER CLIENT DOG EAT DOG DOGMA EDO MAAJKA EKTOMORF INCUBUS ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Release New Single In Three Languages

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will release a new single, "Wie Weit", on February 14 containing three different versions of their track "Quutamo": The French version featuring Manu of DOLLY, plus the English and German versions featuring Marta Jandová of Germany's alternative-hipsters DIE HAPPY. An online preview is available at this location. In other news, ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Keine Lust' Single Details Revealed

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have revealed the details of their "Keine Lust" single, due on February 28 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as a maxi-single, a limited edition digipak single, and as a two-track. A full list of other release dates for various countries will be available shortly. The complete track listing is as follows: ...

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APOCALYPTICA's New CD Enters German, Finnish Charts At No. 5

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have entered the German and Finnish album charts at position No. 5 with their latest CD, "Apocalyptica". As previously reported, SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo guested on "Apocalyptica" on a song called "Betrayal/Forgiveness". The track, which is described by APOCALYPTICA's Perttu Kivilaakso as a "really fast, thrash metal-influenced song," marks the second time ...

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