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TRISTANIA Officially Joined By Former GREEN CARNATION Frontman

Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA have issued the following update: "Last summer, Østen [Bergøy, vocals] announced that he had decided to take some time off from TRISTANIA to devote his time and attention to the new family members expected in August. A year on, it has become obvious that the time, dedication and efforts of fatherhood ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES: New Album Details Revealed

Dark Essence Records has set an October 4 European release date (September 13 in Norway) for "The Malefactor's Bloody Register", the sophomore album from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES. The follow-up to 2007's "The Dystopia Journals" was recorded at Conclave & Earshot Studios by Bjørnar Nilsen, who is also the band's frontman and was ...

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TRISTANIA: 'Year Of The Rat' Video Released

"Year Of The Rat", the new video from Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's sixth album, "Rubicon", which will be released via Austria's Napalm Records on the following dates: Aug. 25 - Spain Aug. 27 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden Aug. 30 - Rest of ...

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EPICA Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place October 22-24 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. Commented the band: "EPICA will perform a special show with extra attention for the early 'Phantom Agony' period. "It's been eight years ago that EPICA played ...

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UNSUN: 'Clinic For Dolls' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

UNSUN — the Polish female-fronted gothic metal band led by ex-VADER guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz — will release its sophomore album, "Clinic For Dolls", on October 11 via Mystic Production. According to a press release, the vocal tracks were recorded at Studio X in Olsztyn and all the instruments were laid down at Hertz Studio ...

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TRISTANIA: New Song Available For Streaming

Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA have set "Rubicon" as the title of their sixth album, which will be released via Austria's Napalm Records on the following dates: Aug. 25 - Spain Aug. 27 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden Aug. 30 - Rest of Europe Aug. 31 - USA/Canada Commented the band: "We think the ...

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UNSUN To Support TRISTANIA On European Tour

UNSUN — the Polish female-fronted gothic metal band led by ex-VADER guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz — will support TRISTANIA on the "Rubicon Tour" in October. Also scheduled to appear is ASRAI. Oct. 08 - Underworld, London (England) Oct. 09 - Metropool, Hengelo (Holland) Oct. 10 - Melkweg , Amsterdam (Holland) Oct. 11 - Glazart, Paris ...

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HOLYHELL, RAM-ZET Confirmed For METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VII

HOLYHELL and RAM-ZET have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place October 23-24 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival schedule is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 23: ARCH ENEMY REVAMP KRYPTERIA TRISTANIA VISIONS OF ATLANTIS 69 CHAMBERS DYLATH-LEEN BARE INFINITY SKEPTICAL MINDS PYTHIA ...

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TRISTANIA: 'Rubicon' Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA have set "Rubicon" as the title of their sixth album, which will be released via Austria's Napalm Records on the following dates: Aug. 25 - Spain Aug. 27 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden Aug. 30 - Rest of Europe Aug. 31 - USA/Canada Commented the band: "We think the ...

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TRISTANIA: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA have set "Rubicon" as the title of their sixth album, due later in the year via Austria's Napalm Records. Commented the band: "We think the result has turned out amazing, and we're extremely eager to get this album released. The photo shoot has already taken place in the Angst-im-Wald studio in ...

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TRISTANIA: New Album Teaser Available

A two-minute video teaser for the forthcoming album from Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA — featuring audio samples of the tracks "Year of the Rat" and "The Passing" — can be viewed below. TRISTANIA recently signed a new deal with Austria's Napalm Records. The band's as-yet-untitled new CD is scheduled for a summer release. Other songtitles ...

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TRISTANIA Is Back With NAPALM RECORDS

Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA have signed a new deal with Austria's Napalm Records. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on a new album for a summer release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Vulture", "Patriot Games", "Year of the Rat", "The Emerald Piper" and "Sirens". Commented the group in a statement: ...

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SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA, THE AGONIST, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Confirmed For METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VII

SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA, THE AGONIST and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest VIII, set to take place October 23-24, 2010 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 69 CHAMBERS ARCH ENEMY BARE INFINITY DEJAFUSE DIABULUS IN MUSICA DYLATH-LEEN KRYPTERIA LEAVES' ...

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KRYPTERIA, TRISTANIA, OMEGA LITHIUM Confirmed For METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VIII

KRYPTERIA, TRISTANIA, OMEGA LITHIUM, PYTHIA and 69 CHAMBERS have been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest VIII, set to take place October 23-24, 2010 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 69 CHAMBERS ARCH ENEMY BARE INFINITY DEJAFUSE DIABULUS IN MUSICA DYLATH-LEEN KRYPTERIA LEAVES' EYES ...

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TRISTANIA: European Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian metallers TRISTANIA have scheduled the following European tour dates: Oct. 08 - Underworld - London, UK Oct. 09 - Metropool - Hengel, Netherlands Oct. 10 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands Oct. 11 - Glazart - Paris, France Oct. 12 - Die Röhre - Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 13 - Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany Oct. 14 ...

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TRISTANIA Completes Recording New Album

Bassist Ole Vistnes of Norwegian metallers TRISTANIA has issued the following update: "As you maybe know (Twitter, anyone?), we have been busy in the studio, and we are now hours away from being finished with the recording of the new album. "We started out six weeks ago in Oslo. Me and Anders [Høyvik Hidle, guitar/vocals] ...

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Norway's KARMØYGEDDON Festival: Final Billing Announced

The final billing has been announced for the KarmøyGeddon metal festival, set to take place April 23-24 at Byscenen in Haugesund, Norway. It is as follows: ARCH ENEMY (Sweden) ENSIFERUM (Finland) THE HAUNTED (Sweden) TRISTANIA (Norway) RAGE (Germany) GLITTERTIND (Norway) TYR (Fær) WOLF (Sweden) MISTUR (Norway) TRIOSPHERE (Norway) WITCHHAMMER (Norway) EVIG NATT (Norway) ATROPOS (Norway) ...

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TRISTANIA Issues Studio Update

Guitarist/vocalist Anders Høyvik Hidle of Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA has issued the following update: "You have waited patiently for news from the studio, and it's about time we reveal some more details regarding the upcoming album. "These are hectic times and we are working around the clock to keep up with the time schedule, but ...

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TRISTANIA Bassist Issues New Album Update

Bassist Ole Vistnes of Norwegian metallers TRISTANIA has issued the following update: "We have been awfully quiet the last few months, I know, but we've not been lazy. I still can't reveal any more details on when the new album is coming out, but I can tell you a little about where we stand right ...

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ARTIFACT Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

Norway's ARTIFACT has parted ways with guitarist Björnar Landa (ex-SIRENIA) "due to a lack of the necessary motivation and drive on his part," according to a statement released by the band. ARTIFACT is currently seeking a replacement second guitarist. Interested parties can contact the group via MySpace. "New Messiah", the latest video from ...

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TRISTANIA Joined By Former OCTAVIA SPERATI Guitarist

Norway's TRISTANIA have issued the following update: "We are very happy to announce that Gyri Losnegård has joined the ranks of TRISTANIA as a permanent member! It was never a hard decision to ask her to get on board. We quickly got to know her as a hard-working, talented guitar player, skilled songwriter/lyricist, and, most ...

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ZEROZONIC: Video Diary Posted Online

ZEROZONIC, the Norwegian "groove metal" band which features in its ranks members of BLOOD RED THRONE, TRISTANIA and LOWDOWN, has posted a nine-minute video diary (see below) containing footage of what the group "has been up to in the last year." ZEROZONIC's debut album, "Dead on Arrival", was released in 2008. A follow-up effort, "God ...

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