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DRAGONFORCE, ANGRA Announce One-Off U.K. Concert

Britain's "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE and Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA will be teaming up for a special one-off concert in London on Monday, February 21, 2005. The show, which will take place at The Mean Fiddler, will mark ANGRA's first-ever appearance in the U.K. DRAGONFORCE recently completed a successful U.K. tour in support of ...

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THE RING to Support MOTÖRHEAD And SEPULTURA In Germany

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD and SEPULTURA at the following German dates: Dec. 01 - Osnabruck, GER @ Halle Gartlage Dec. 03 - Erfurt, GER @ Thuringenhalle Dec. 04 - Magdeburg, GER @ A.M.O. Dec. 05 ...

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W.A.S.P. Drummer Checks In From The Road

W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hello to all you StetHowland.com rock and roll animals. Been out of touch due to the fact I'm out of the country. The European tour is killing! We have destroyed every gig so far. "I really enjoyed the U.K. and Finland ...

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THE RING: Live Video Clips, Photos Posted Online

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, have uploaded several video clips and pictures from their headlining performance at O-baren in Stockholm on October 6. Check them out at this location. In other news, THE RING have announced their touring ...

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GATES OF METAL Festival: Photos Posted Online

Around 100 photos taken at this year's Gates of Metal festival on July 31 in Hultsfred, Sweden have been posted online at the MetalHeart.se web site. Among the bands that performed at the festival were MORBID ANGEL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, FINNTROLL, STRATOVARIUS, SODOM, MESHUGGAH, SONATA ARCTICA and DRAGONFORCE. To view all the photos, click

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DRAGONFORCE To Play Swedish Festival Without Guitarist HERMAN LI

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will perform without their guitarist Herman Li at this year's Gates of Metal festival, set to be held Saturday (July 31) in Hultsfred, Sweden. "Unfortunately, DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li has missed his flight to the Gates of Metal show in Sweden!" reads a posting on the group's web site. ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Embark On U.K. Headlining Tour

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will embark on a headlining tour of the U.K. in September/October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 30 – Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Oct. 01 - TBC Oct. 02 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's Oct. 03 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 Oct. 05 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront ...

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STRATOVARIUS Replace RUNNING WILD At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

STRATOVARIUS will replace RUNNING WILD on the bill of this year's Gates of Metal festival, set to be held July 31 in Hultsfred, Sweden. Other bands scheduled to appear include MORBID ANGEL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, MESHUGGAH, SONATA ARCTICA, SODOM, SENTENCED, FINNTROLL, THE STORYTELLER, DRAGONFORCE, PAGAN'S MIND, ARISE and FACEBREAKER. The festival organizers commented on STRATOVARIUS' addition ...

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THE QUIREBOYS Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

THE QUIREBOYS are the latest act confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 5-6 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The updated running order for the festival is as follows: Saturday, June 5: JUDAS PRIEST STRATOVARIUS UFO NEVERMORE SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA RAGE THE QUIREBOYS INTO ...

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Sonic Firestorm - DRAGONFORCE

If you're big on impassioned warbling, fluttering keyboards and perma-galloping rhythms, the question is why go for DRAGONFORCE's second album specifically? Can it bring fresh joys to your record collection? The answer is, well, yes, although not — in the spirit of this breed of dramatic metal — a resounding yes to be trumpeted from ...

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THE RING To Release Debut Album In June

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, will release their debut album, "Tales From Midgard", on June 7 through Italy's Scarlet Records. The first part of a trilogy based on the fantastic story of Tolkien's first part of "Lord of the Rings", ...

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DYECREST Added To W.A.S.P.'s European Tour

Finnish metallers DYECREST (formerly DYECAST) have been added to the upcoming W.A.S.P. European tour beginning on May 3 in Dublin, Ireland. Also appearing on the bill will be the London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE. DYECREST's debut album, "The Way Of Pain", was released in January through Noise Records. The drums for the CD were ...

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DRAGONFORCE: 'Sonic Firestorm' Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for DRAGONFORCE's sophomore album, "Sonic Firestorm", has been posted online at this location. "Sonic Firestorm" is scheduled for release on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at Thin Ice Studios, Virginia Water, Surrey, England with producer Karl Groom. All the ...

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DRAGONFORCE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new DRAGONFORCE track, titled "My Spirit Will Go On", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "My Spirit Will Go On" comes off DRAGONFORCE's sophomore album, "Sonic Firestorm", due on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Support W.A.S.P. In The U.K.

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will be supporting W.A.S.P. on their upcoming U.K. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 04 - Garage - Glasgow, UK May 05 - MDH - Manchester, UK May 06 - Rio's - Bradford, UK May 07 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK May 08 - Rock City - ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Stage One-Off Show In Thailand

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will play a one-off headline show on January 29 in Bangkok, Thailand before kicking off their Japanese tour with HELLOWEEN on January 31. Here are the details of the venue and contact address for Thailand: The Rock Pub 93/26-28 Payathai Road, Rachtaevee Bangkok 10400 Tel : +(66)-2208-9664 Other shows: ...

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DRAGONFORCE Set Title, Release Date For Sophomore Album

London-based power metallers DRAGONFORCE have set "Sonic Firestorm" as the title of their sophomore album, due on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at Thin Ice Studios, Virginia Water, Surrey, England with producer Karl Groom, while all the guitars were recorded at guitarist Herman Li's ...

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HEAVENLY Chart In Finland, France

"Dust To Dust", the third album of the French metal band HEAVENLY, entered the Finnish charts at No. 71 and the French charts at No. 135 on its first week of release. View the entire French chart here. The follow-up to 2001's "Sign Of The Winner", which is being described by the band ...

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HEAVENLY: New Song Posted Online

A HEAVENLY E-card containing a preview of the group's new song "Evil", taken from their forthcoming album, "Dust To Dust", has been posted online at the Noise Records web site at this location. As previously reported, "Dust To Dust" (view cover here) is due on January 12 through Sanctuary/Noise Records. The ...

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DRAGONFORCE Begin Work On New Album, Announce Japanese Tour

London-based power metallers DRAGONFORCE have started work on the follow-up to their debut album, "Valley Of The Damned", released earlier this year. The majority of the recording is taking place at Thin Ice Studios, Virginia Water, Surrey, England with producer Karl Groom, while all the guitars are being recorded at guitarist Herman Li's own private ...

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HEAVENLY Announce One-Off U.K. Gig

France's HEAVENLY will play their first show in support of third album, "Dust To Dust", on February 13 at the Underworld in London as special guests of DRAGONFORCE. "We previously played at the Underworld on the tour with EDGUY (GAMMA RAY were also there), so we'll be delighted to come back and kick some British ...

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EDGUY Replace HAMMERFALL At England's BLOODSTOCK Festival

German melodic metallers EDGUY have replaced HAMMERFALL on the bill of this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. As previously reported, HAMMERFALL were forced to cancel their appearance at the festival after guitarist Oscar Dronjak sustained a multiple fracture in his ...

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DRAGONFORCE Seek Drummer, Announce New Bassist

British melodic speed power metallers DRAGONFORCE are currently on the lookout for a new drummer following the departure of longtime sticksman Didier Almouzni. If you think you have what it takes to fill the vacant position, and the time to handle DRAGONFORCE's increasingly busy schedule, then contact the band via e-mail at this address: [email protected] ...

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