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DARK TRANQUILLITY: Studio Update

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update: "Just a quick update on the studio progress. We're now roughly three weeks into the recording of our 8th (or is it 9th? Depends on how you count...) full-length offering, and everything has more or less proceeded according to the plans. "Drums were brutally ...

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WOLF To Appear On Swedish National Radio

Sweden's WOLF will appear on the Swedish national radio show "P3 Rock" this Thursday, October 26 between 10:10 p.m. and 11:58 p.m. CET. For more information (in Swedish), click here. WOLF's latest album, "The Black Flame", was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and includes such tracks as "The Bite", "Silverbullit Eater", ...

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KOLDBORN Utilizing HATESPHERE Bassist

Danish death metal band KOLDBORN has issued the following update: "We are at the moment rehearsing for our next shows here in sweet ol' Denmark which will take place in Copenhagen at The Rock on October 27 and Odense at Rytmeposten on December 8. Those of you who saw the last shows might have noticed ...

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OPETH: London Show To Be Filmed For Possible DVD

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following update: "Back home finally! "We had a great time in North America [on the Gigantour]... did some nice shows, especially Philadelphia, since that was our only headline gig. It felt good to sweat a little and parts of the show was like... magic! "Got to know Dave ...

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WOLF: German Tour Dates Announced

Swedish metallers WOLF have announced the following German tour dates: Dec. 04 – Munich, GER @ Backstage Werk (w/ TRIVIUM & DEW-SCENTED) Dec. 05 – Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik (w/ DEW-SCENTED) Dec. 06 - Frankfurt, GER @ Batschkapp (w/ TRIVIUM & DEW-SCENTED) Dec. 07 - Hameln, GER - Regenbogen (w/ DEW-SCENTED) DEC. 08 - Hannover, ...

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WOLF's 'The Black Flame' Climbing Swedish Metal Chart

"The Black Flame", the latest album from Swedish metallers WOLF, has climbed from position No. 14 to No. 12 on the Swedish metal/hard rock chart. "The Black Flame" was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and includes such tracks as "The Bite", "Silverbullit Eater", and "Black Magic". The follow-up to 2004's "Evil Star" is ...

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WOLF: Hard Work Is Paying Off

Swedish metallers WOLF have issued the following update: "Thanx for the great words and support we've gotten from all off you out there regarding [the new WOLF album] 'The Black Flame'. We put a great deal of work behind this album and it's good to see it's paying off. In further news; we are very ...

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DREAM THEATER Begins Recording New Album, Seeks New Label Home

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy revealed during an appearance last night (Oct. 6) on the "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM that the band has ended its longtime collaboration with Atco/EastWest Records/The Atlantic Group and is currently in talks with several labels about a possible new record deal. In addition, the ...

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WOLF: 'I Will Kill Again' Video Posted Online

WOLF's video for the song "I Will Kill Again" has been posted onliine at this location (Quicktime required; 12 MB). The song comes off the Swedish metallers upcoming album, "The Black Flame", due in Europe on September 25 via Century Media Records (October 3 in the U.S. through Prosthetic Records). As previously reported, ...

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OPETH Frontman Checks In From GIGANTOUR

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following update: "We're somewhere in the middle of the Gigantour tour and it's alright! I miss home, my daughter and wife! "We aint doing nothing this time around. Not even drinking that much. "Thanks to Chris for giving me a copy of 'Guitar Hero' for the PS2. Man, ...

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WOLF: New Song Posted Online

A brand new WOLF track, entitled "I Will Kill Again", has been made available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the Swedish metallers upcoming album, "The Black Flame", due in Europe on September 25 via Century Media Records (October 3 in the U.S. through Prosthetic Records). As previously reported, WOLF ...

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OPETH Frontman: New Material Sounds 'Twisted'

OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt has checked in with the following update: "We're trying to fix the visas for the Gigantour. Gonna start rehearsing eventually but we don't know how much time we'll get on stage. Have a few cool songs for ya if you're going. Done a little bit of writing too and it sounds...twisted. ...

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WOLF Announces U.S. Release Date For 'The Black Flame'

Swedish traditional metal act WOLF will see the North American release of the band’s fourth album, "The Black Flame", on October 3 through Prosthetic Records. The band's previous record, "Evil Star", along with its back catalog, was also licensed for North American release through Prosthetic in early 2004. WOLF has offered the following update on ...

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WOLF: 'The Black Flame' European Release Date Announced

Sweden's WOLF will release its fourth album, "The Black Flame", in Europe on September 25 via Century Media Records. A U.S. release date via Prosthetic Records has yet to be announced. A video for the song "I Will Kill Again" will be filmed at the end of August with longtime friend/director Owe Lingwall (NOCTURNAL RITES ...

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WORLD BELOW Prepares To Record Third Album

After a nine-month hiatus, Swedish doom metal masters WORLD BELOW — featuring CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren and CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl — have rejoined forces with bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson (ex-SIDEBURNERS) and are preparing to enter Black Lounge studios to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due in November 2006 via Austria's Psychedoomelic Records. ...

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TORN APART Signs With OPEN GRAVE RECORDS

Open Grave Records has announced the signing of Swedish death metallers TORN APART. TORN APART was formed in early 2005 in Umeå, Sweden by David Eliasson (guitar), Mikael Sandström (guitar) and Alexander Wegebro (drums). The band played together from June to August 2005 before asking Petter Johansson (bass) to join the group. Shortly after, Christoffer ...

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WOLF Tap Artist THOMAS HOLM To Create New Album Artwork

Sweden's WOLF have tapped legendary artist Thomas Holm (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, WOLF's "Black Wings") to create the artwork for their fourth album, "The Black Flame", due this fall release via Century Media Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in the U.S. "You can all expect a cover that matches the eerie sound of the ...

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