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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE AND LOVE Festival

Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for Peace and Love festival, a three-day event scheduled to take place July 8-10 in Borlänge, Sweden. Other groups set to perform at the event include MOTÖRHEAD, EVERGREY, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, AEON, ARISE, IN BATTLE, IMPERIAL LEATHER, MACHINA and NINJA DOLLS. For more information, visit the official festival ...

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BEHEMOTH: Irish Tour Dates Announced

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH will support their forthcoming album early next year with an extensive European tour, including three dates in Ireland. Support at the shows will come from SUPREME LORD, ANATA and an as-yet-unconfirmed fourth band. The Irish dates are as follows: Jan. 15 - Dublin, Whelans Jan. 16 - Derry, The Nerve Centre ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Performs With SALEM In Israel

Israeli death/black metallers SALEM were joined by special guest Nergal of the Polish metal band BEHEMOTH during their appearance at the City Hall club in Hifa on May 24 (Independence Day of Israel). "It was a blast!" Nergal writes on BEHEMOTH's web site. "I didn't expect the crowd to be sooo crazy and hungry for ...

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BLOODBATH Complete Work On Sophomore CD

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 completed work on sophomore CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh", due this fall through Century Media Records. "We promise you ...

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CATARACT Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ALEV BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CATARACT CREMATORY CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY ...

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CANS: Band Lineup For 2000 DECIBEL Festival Appearance Revealed

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans will be joined by Danny Gill (guitar), Stefan Pascolino (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums, FATES WARNING) during his solo appearance (under the CANS moniker) at the 2000 Decibel festival May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "Unfortunately neither Metal Mike [ex-HALFORD] nor Mat Sinner [PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER] will ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA have signed a multi-album deal with Listenable Records. The band are currently recording their fourth full-length album at Drudenhaus studios in France for a tentative October release. Mastering duties will be handled by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting Room in Sweden. Songtitles set to appear ...

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WOLF: New Video Posted Online

Swedish metallers WOLF have uploaded their video for the track "Wolf's Blood" at this location (Windows Media, 10 MB). The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off ...

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BLOODBATH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

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 finalized the track listing for their upcoming sophomore CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh", due before the end of the ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SOULFLY have been confirmed for the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. The complete list of bands set to appear at the festival is as follows: A.O.K. ADJUDGEMENT AGNOSTIC FRONT ATROCITY BEATSTEAKS BENEDICTION BILLY TALENT BLOOD FOR BLOOD ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SIRENIA, the Norwegian band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Finland's PROVINSSIROCK Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for this year's Provinssirock festival, a three-day event set to take place June 18-20 in Seinäjoki, Finland. MESHUGGAH will perform on Saturday, June 19 alongside HYPOCRISY and DIABLO. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include H.I.M., EXODUS, TESTAMENT, THE HIVES, TIIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS, ...

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GRAVE To Begin Recording New Album

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will enter Abyss studio on Sunday, April 18 to begin recording their sixth full-length album, tentatively titled "Fiendish Regression". The follow-up to 2002's "Back From the Grave" will be recorded and produced by Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. Nine new songs and two bonus tracks will be laid down during the ...

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FINNTROLL, RAWHEAD REXX Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

FINNTROLL, RAWHEAD REXX and EQULIBRIUM are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ...

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Exclusive: New DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Speaks Out!

DIMMU BORGIR's session drummer Reno Kiilerich has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about landing a job with what is arguably the most commercially successful black metal band in the world. Kiilerich, who hails from Denmark, was previously a member of several acclaimed death metal groups, including PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM and VILE. His first rehearsal session with DIMMU ...

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PETER TÄGTGREN Joins BLOODBATH

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have announced the details of their new lineup following the departure of OPETH singer Mike Åkerfeldt. Joining Nyström, Renkse and Swanö in the ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Singer Suffers Injury, Band To Perform Instrumental Set At NO MERCY FESTIVALS

Tour manager Joey Severance has issued a statement regarding CARPATHIAN FOREST's participation in this year's No Mercy Festivals European tour, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday (March 30) in Osnabrück, Germany. Says Severance: "Several days ago, [CARPATHIAN FOREST] vocalist Nattefrost was involved in an accident and suffered torn muscles and a fracture of his collar ...

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It's Official: NEVERMORE Re-Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

As exclusively predicted here on February 27, the Seattle-based band NEVERMORE have officially re-signed with Century Media Records worldwide and are now preparing for a slew of activity in support of "Enemies of Reality", their latest effort. The dynamic quartet will embark on a headlining U.S. tour this summer with support acts to ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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