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TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, SAXON, HAMMERFALL: Photos From Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST Available

221 high-quality pictures of last weekend's Earthshaker Fest (which took place July 21-22 in Kreuth, Germany) have been posted online at www.metalchroniques.com. Included in the batch are pictures of the following artists: DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM LORDI RAGE SAXON SCAR SYMMETRY SODOM SOILWORK TESTAMENT VENOM ...

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KATAKLYSM To Release 'Live In Germany' DVD In January

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM, who recently completed the Metal Crusaders tour of North America, are preparing to head overseas for appearances at Slovenia's Metalcamp and Germany's Earthshaker Fest festivals. In August the band will film their performance at the Party.San Open Air festival in bad Berka, Germany for their first-ever DVD, titled "Live in Germany", ...

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THE HAUNTED Complete New Album; Post Studio and Video Report

Swedish thrash titans THE HAUNTED have just completed the recording process for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2004's critically acclaimed "rEVOLVEr" album. The new effort was recorded in Denmark at Antfarm Studios with renowned producer Tue Madsen (HIMSA, KATAKLYSM) and it looks to be their most accomplished work to date. The group spent months working ...

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GOREFEST, MENDEED Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

GOREFEST, MENDEED and JUSTICE have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. In addition, BLIND GUARDIAN will appear at the event as special guests but will not perform. The band will hold a listening session for their upcoming album, "A Twist in the Myth" ...

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DESTRUCTION Seek Soccer World Cup Assistance

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have posted the following message on their official web site: "Because the soccer world championship takes place during [DESTRUCTION's] U.S. tour, the band wants to find a sports bar that shows the games of the German team — in Spartanburg, SC on June 9; Houston, TX on June 14; and in Denver, ...

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PRONG Bassist Checks In From METAL CRUSADERS TOUR

PRONG bassist Mike Longworth is currently on the road with old-school thrashers SPEED\KILL/HATE on the Metal Crusaders Tour, which kicked off May 26 in Montreal, Quebec. Longworth is filling in for regular SPEED\KILL/HATE bassist Derek Tailer, who was unable to do the tour due to "personal reasons." Longworth has checked in with the following report: ...

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SATYRICON Pull Out Of Slovenia's METALCAMP; KREATOR, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Step In

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Commented the festival organizers: "Asking [the band's tour agency] for the reasons for the cancellation of the performance, we only got evasive answers and the certainty [is] that SATYRICON prefer to ...

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DESTRUCTION To Record 'Best Of The Early Years' Album

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have posted the following message on their official web site: "After the return from their successful Latin America tour (sadly interrupted with some promoter problems as reported) the band is now preparing for their next release. After the North America tour starting May 26th the guys will hit the studio to record ...

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VADER Working On Their 'Fastest' Album Ever

For the last two weeks, Polish death metallers VADER have been working at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland, recording their new album, tentatively titled "Impressions In Blood". The bandmamebers have issued the following comments regarding the process thus far: Piotr Wiwczarek (guitar, vocals): "14 day of recordings at Hertz Studio in Bialystok. We've prepared 11 ...

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PRONG's LONGWORTH To Join SPEED\KILL/HATE As Touring Bassist

Old-school thrashers SPEED\KILL/HATE have tapped PRONG bassist Mike Longworth for their upcoming Metal Crusaders Tour, which is scheduled to begin May 26 in Montreal, Quebec. Longworth will be filling in for regular SPEED\KILL/HATE bassist Derek Tailer, who is unable to do the tour due to "personal reasons." As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported on April 25, the drumming ...

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EYELESS: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new EYELESS song, entitled "Serial Numbers", has been made available for download at VS-Webzine.com. The track comes off the French metalcore band's upcoming album, "Forgotten", which has been produced by Tue Madsen at the Antfarm Studio (THE HAUNTED, HIMSA, KATAKLYSM, SICK OF IT ALL). The disc also features guest appearances by Jacob ...

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SPEED\KILL/HATE Sign With ESCAPI MUSIC

Escapi Music has announced the signing of SPEED\KILL/HATE to their already supercharged roster, which also includes the likes of TOKYO DRAGONS, DRAGONLORD, EIDOLON, MAHAVATAR and BODY COUNT, just to name a few. SPEED\KILL/HATE's debut album, "Acts of Insanity", which is scheduled for release on June 6, features current OVERKILL axeman Dave Linsk and Mario Frasca ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist JAMES MACDONOUGH Will Not Tour With SPEED\KILL/HATE After All

Due to "conflicting schedules," former MEGADETH/ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough will **NOT** be joining SPEED\KILL/HATE on their upcoming Metal Crusaders North American tour with VADER, KATAKLYSM, DESTRUCTION, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSENCE after all. "We are currently seeking a bass player available to fill in for [regular SPEED\KILL/HATE bassist] Derek [Tailer] on our upcoming tour beginning ...

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SODOM, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SODOM and JON OLIVA'S PAIN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL JON OLIVA'S PAIN KATAKLYSM ...

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SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, BLIND PETITION and ASTERIUS have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL ...

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KATAKLYSM Explain European Tour Cancellation

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have issued a statement explaining their decision to pull out of the remaining dates on the BOLT THROWER European tour. It reads as follows: "KATAKLYSM have been forced to cancel the remainder of the Euro tour with U.K. death metalers BOLT THROWER for reasons beyond the band's control that have to ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Tour With SPEED\KILL/HATE

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal that former MEGADETH/ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough will be joining SPEED\KILL/HATE for their upcoming Metal Crusaders North American tour with VADER, KATAKLYSM, DESTRUCTION, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSENCE. MacDonough will be filling in for regular SPEED\KILL/HATE bassist Derek Tailer, who is unable to do the tour due to "personal reasons." Also touring with ...

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SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY, SCAR SYMMETRY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET and SCAR SYMMETRY have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM ...

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VADER: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER will enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland on April 22 with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawscy to begin recording their new album, "Impressions in Red", for a September 4 release via Regain Records. The recording sessions for the new CD — which, in contrast to the futuristic content of "The ...

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VENOM Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH ...

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SATYRICON, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SATYRICON and CALIBAN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH RAGE SATYRICON ...

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SATYRICON, CALIBAN, MAROON Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP 2006 Festival

SATYRICON, CALIBAN and MAROON have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Meanwhile, SAXON cancelled their participation in the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS ...

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ANONYMUS Part Ways With Guitarist/Vocalist MARCO CALLIARI

Quebec-based metallers ANONYMUS have parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Marco Calliari. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "After more than 600 concerts, five albums, nine videos, unforgettable tours, after shows worth of mention and thousands of kilometers traveled together, it's with great sadness but by common accord that ANONYMUS and founding member ...

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LORDI Confirmed For EARTHSHAKER FEST Kick-Off Concert

Finnish hard rockers LORDI, whose live show is described as "a combination of theatre, fire and horror," have been confirmed for the Earthshaker Fest kick-off concert on Thursday, July 20 in Kreuth, Germany. More acts for the pre-festival party are expected to be announced soon. This year's Earthshaker Fest is scheduled to take place July ...

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