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TURISAS Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISBELIEF EVIDENCE ONE EXILIA FEINSTEIN GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HYPOCRISY J.B.O. ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Tour South America In June

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will embark on a Mexican/South American tour beginning on June 9. Cities/countries that will be covered on the trek include: Mexico City, Mexico Guatemala City, Guatemala Bogota, Colombia Santiago, Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina Sao Paulo, Brazil No further information is currently available. DARK TRANQUILLITY will embark on a North American tour with ...

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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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PAIN: 'Bye/Die' Video Posted Online

PAIN, the Swedish band featuring HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have posted their video for the track "Bye/Die" at this location (Real Media). "Bye/Die" is the second single off PAIN's new album, "Dancing With the Dead", which debuted at position No. 3 on the Swedish album chart in late January. The follow-up to 2002's ...

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Nightmares Made Flesh - BLOODBATH

My experience with death metal "supergroups" this past year has been 50/50: MURDER SQUAD's "Ravenous Murderous" rules, GOD AMONG INSECTS' "World Wide Death" blows. The winning percentage shoots up with BLOODBATH's "Nightmares Made Flesh". But then, did you really expect anything less from Dan Swanö's death metal juggernaut, a band that released the "Breeding Death" ...

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HYPOCRISY And STORMWARRIOR Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Sweden's HYPOCRISY and Germany's STORMWARRIOR have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. STORMWARRIOR will be joined during their performance by former HELLOWEEN and current GAMMA RAY guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen for a special "Walls of Jericho" (HELLOWEEN) set. The billing for the festival is ...

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HOWLING SYN Announce New Guitarist, Bassist

Canadian gothic metallers HOWLING SYN have issued the following update: "We now have a new member who will replace Gilbert [Riendeau, guitar]! Patryk has hung up his bass and will now concentrate on guitars. So the band now has a new bass player called Carlo Moscardini, who previously worked with LIEGE LORD, OVERKILL, TYPE O ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Danish Soundtrack

Danish modern thrash metallers MNEMIC have been confirmed as the only metal band on the Danish original motion picture soundtrack "NordKraft". Other featured acts are THE RAVEONETTES, GASOLIN and VIVA VERTIGO. For more information, visit www.nordkraftfilmen.dk. MNEMIC's sophomore album, "The Audio Injected Soul", was released last September via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Film 'The New Build' Video

Swedish thrashers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "We've just finished the last gig of the KREATOR / EKTOMORF / HATESPHERE tour and would like to send a warm 'thank you!' to everyone involved; our new friends in the bands, the crew and of course everyone that attended the ...

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DESTRUCTION: In Studio With Producer PETER TÄGTGREN

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have reportedly entered the studio with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due on August 15 via AFM Records. DESTRUCTION's most recent album, "Metal Discharge", was released in September 2003 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" was the first DESTRUCTION album to ...

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VIRGIN STEELE, MOONSPELL, HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Finland's NUMMIROCK Festival

VIRGIN STEELE, MOONSPELL, HYPOCRISY and SONATA ARCTICA are among the bands confirmed for Finland's Nummirock festival, set to take place June 24-25 in Nummijärvi. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: VIRGIN STEELE MOONSPELL HYPOCRISY KOTITEOLLISUUS SONATA ARCTICA MOKOMA AJATTARA VIIKATE TERÄSBETONI PAIN CONFESSOR NICOLE STAM1NA Headliners VIRGIN STEELE will be performing for the ...

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HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC, MISERY INDEX Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC and MISERY INDEX are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST DARK AGE DEFLESHED EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KOLDBRANN MISERY INDEX MNEMIC MY DARKEST ...

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MNEMIC Guitarist Tapes 'Riff Of The Month' Video Segment

On his recent trip to Los Angeles, California, MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie stopped by D'Addario Strings, MNEMIC's latest endorser, and taped an impromptu video segment for their "Riff of the Month" section. Check out the bludgeon riffola right here. MNEMIC will be teaming up with SOILWORK and HYPOCRISY for a U.S. tour ...

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BLOODBATH Land Endorsement Deal With ES GUITARS

According to a posting on BLOODBATH's official web site, Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström and BLOODBATH have entered an exclusive endorsement deal with ES Guitars from Connecticut, USA. Nyström's choice of axe is a model called SS-88AN and was based on their line of "anti-corporate" handcrafted designs to serve as a tool of use and abuse on ...

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HYPOCRISY: New Album Due In September

HYPOCRISY bassist Mikael Hedlund has posed the following message on the group's official web site: "Here's a little update from us for everybody who's been wondering what's been going on in the HYPOCRISY studio. "Currently we are taking a break from the recording process since Peter [Tägtgren, frontman] is doing shows with PAIN. We will ...

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BELPHEGOR: New Music Available For Download

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have posted MP3 samples of their new tracks "Swarm of Rats" and "Sepulture of Hypocrisy" at their official web site. Check out the songs at this location. "Swarm of Rats" and "Sepulture of Hypocrisy" come off the group's fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult", due in Europe ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: More European Chart Positions Revealed

DARK TRANQUILLITY's new album, "Character", has entered the Italian chart at No. 57 and the Finnish chart ay No. 30. As previously reported, "Character" debuted in the band's native Sweden at No. 3. DARK TRANQUILLITY have just kicked off a huge European tour with KREATOR, HATESPHERE and EKTOMORF, which runs through March 7 at the ...

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BLOODBATH: Live Debut Planned For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have posted the following message on their official web site: "The time has finally come for BLOODBATH to invade ...

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PAIN To Release 'Bye/Die' As Next Single

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have reportedly selected "Bye/Die" as their next single from their new album, "Dancing With the Dead". "Dancing With the Dead" is scheduled for release in Sweden, Finland and Denmark on January 26. Norway will receive the album on January 31, while ...

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PAIN To Perform On Swedish TV

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, will perform two tracks — new single "Same Old Song" and an as-yet-undetermined second song — live on Swedish television (TV4) on Monday, January 24. In other news, PAIN have joined forces with Stockholm-based rock-radio station Bandit Rock 106-3 for an ...

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DOGPOUND Announce New Album Title

Swedish hard rockers DOGPOUND have set "A Night In The Gutter" as the title of their sophomore album. The follow-up to 2003's "The Hellbum" is tentatively due in April/May via Lion Music. With regards to the band's musical direction, the band had previously told Norway's Metal Express, "We want it to be heavy and rough. ...

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BELPHEGOR: New Album Release Pushed Back A Week

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have had the European release date of their fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult" (Napalm Records), pushed back a week to February 28, 2005. The follow-up to last year's "Lucifer Incestus", "The Goatreich - Fleshcult" was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and will be available in the ...

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