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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL are the latest confirmed band for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY BLOODFLOWERZ FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL HEAVEN SHALL BURN KREATOR LENG TCH'E LUMSK MOONSPELL ...

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MELECHESH To Enter Studio In January

Israel's MELECHESH will enter Woodhouse Studios (SAMAEL, GRIP INC., THERION, MOONSPELL) in Hagen, Germany in January 2006 to record their fourth full-length album, entitled "Emissaries". The mixing will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with renowned producer Attie Bauw (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, SCORPIONS, FIGHT). The tracking will take three weeks and mixing around two weeks. ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA 2006 Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT are the latest confirmed band for the MetalMania 2006 festival, set to take place March 4, 2006 at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACID DRINKERS ANATHEMA CALIBAN CARPATHIAN FOREST HIERONYMUS BOSH HUNTER MOONSPELL NEVERMORE PAINMUSEUM SOILWORK TESTAMENT U.D.O. ...

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TRISTANIA Select Producer For New Album

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA have posted the following message on their official web site: "The band feels it is about time to reveal some more details regarding the upcoming album. "It looks like it will be recorded in March, and they are happy to announce that it will be produced by Waldemar Sorychta [LACUNA ...

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URN Sign With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

Chicago-based band URN have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records. The group have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, "Dancing with the Demigods", for an early 2006 release. A video for the single "Shadow Dancer" — featuring psychic vampire and author Michelle Belanger, who will also be featured for additional vocals ...

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MOONSPELL Frontman Experiencing 'Metal Enlightenment'

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "Getting back after 8 years to the Woodhouse, and recording with Waldemar [Sorychta, producer] has been once again, quite a remarkable experience for me. "Surprise was not the factor, because I know this man and is way to make ...

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MOONSPELL: Recording Update

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted a lengthy update at the group's official blog regarding the recording process for their new album, "Memorial", which is taking place at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (TIAMAT, SAMAEL, SENTENCED). Read it at this location. As previously reported, MOONSPELL have inked a three-album ...

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SOULRELIC Complete Work On 'Tears Of Deceit' Video

SOULRELIC, the Finnish band whose lineup includes current TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Antza Talala, have completed work on the "Tears of Deceit" video. The clip, which features Markku Peltola and Jutta Valkeinen (singer of the Finnish band PORNORPHANS) in the starring roles, has been submitted to Voice TV and Finland's Music Television. The video will also be ...

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MOONSPELL Sign With SPV/STEAMHAMMER RECORDS

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have inked a three-album deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records following their split with Century Media. The band are currently recording their new album, entitled "Memorial", at the Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (TIAMAT, SAMAEL, SENTENCED), who had worked with the group on their first three records ("Wolfheart", "Irreligious", "Sin/Pecado"). ...

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FLOWING TEARS Schedule One-Off Gig With EPICA

German female-fronted gothic metal band FLOWING TEARS have announced a one-off co-headlining show with EPICA on November 24 at Kulturfabrik in Krefeld, Germany. FLOWING TEARS are currently writing material for their seventh release, tentatively due in early 2006 via Century Media Records. The band's' latest album, "Razorbliss", received its long-overdue U.S. release on July 12 ...

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MOONSPELL: Russian Tour Dates Announced

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have lined up the following Russian dates in March 2006: Mar. 10 - Port Club - St. Petersburg, RUS Mar. 11 - Tochka Club – Moscow, RUS MOONSPELL began pre-production for their new album on October 3 with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.) at Inferno Studios in Portugal. The ...

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MOONSPELL To Record New Album In November

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We are in train of taking real important decisions in our life and carreer as a band and the next update should be a vast one with the definitive news about the 'Lunar Still' DVD final contents and release date; ...

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GRIP INC. Guitarist/LACUNA COIL Producer WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Seeking Female Singer

Acclaimed guitarist/producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, GRIP INC., TIAMAT, MOONSPELL) is seeking a female singer for a professional project in the "gothic rock/metal" vein. A record deal is said to be in the works for the as-yet-unnamed band, which will perform and record music composed by Sorychta. For more information, write to [email protected] Serious inquiries ...

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SOUND RIOT RECORDS Launches New Web Site

Portuguese record label Sound Riot Records has launched a new official web site at this location. A posting on the site reads as follows: "Sound Riot Records was founded in March 1994. The small company started as a mailorder service in the Brazil distributing demo-tapes and 7" EPs of bands such as: MOONSPELL, ...

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PARADISE LOST Cancel METALWAY Festival Appearance

PARADISE LOST have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Metalway festival in Gernika, Spain due to an illness in the band. Replacing the group on the bill will be Portugal's MOONSPELL. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival — which will take place this weekend (August 12-14) — include ACCEPT, APOCALYPTICA, BEYOND ...

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FLOWING TEARS: 'Razorbliss' To Receive U.S. Release Next Week

FLOWING TEARS' latest album, "Razorbliss", will receive its long-overdue U.S. release on July 12 via Magick Records (a division of Cleopatra Records). "We're just about to start some promotional work to support the release and can't wait to get your reactions on the album," the German band write on their web site. "Apart from that ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Band Photos Posted Online

Century Media Records has uploaded a number of new LACUNA COIL pictures from the band's latest photo shoot. Check them out at this location. LACUNA COIL — the Italian hard-rock sensation whose breakthrough performance on Ozzfest 2004 led Billboard to name them one of last year’s biggest success stories — are spending the ...

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MOONSPELL Resume Work On New Album, Continue Label Negotiations

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I reckon May was left out in blank yet nothing really exciting happened anyway besides a few gigs and assorted practises so nobody missed much, really. In any case as I just finished MOONSPELL's new calendar, filling all days up ...

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MOONSPELL: New Tour Dates Announced

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have lined up the following dates during the summer: Jun. 11 - Alta Tensão Festival - Elvas, POR * Jun. 13 - Festas de Abrantes - Abrantes, POR** Jun. 25 - Nummirock Festival - Nummiarvi. FIN Jul. 02 - Cellos Rock na Barragem - Barcelos, POR Jul. 23 - Festival da Juventude, ...

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LACUNA COIL: Back Catalog To Be Reissued In July

Century Media Records will be re-releasing LACUNA COIL's back catalog this July (July 25 in Europe; the North American release date has yet to confirmed). Included in the reissues will be the band's first two full-length albums, "In a Reverie" (1999) and "Unleashed Memories" (2001), plus a combined release of the band's two EPs, "Lacuna ...

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HYPOCRISY Cancel Appearance At Finland's NUMMIROCK Festival

Sweden's HYPOCRISY have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at Finland's Nummirock festival "due to family reasons within the band." Replacing them on the festival billing are reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION. As previously announced, Nummirock festival is scheduled to take place June 24-25 in Nummijärvi. The festival billing is shaping up as ...

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