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Former IMMORTAL Drummer HORGH Joins HYPOCRISY!

Former IMMORTAL/current GRIMFIST drummer Horgh has officially joined HYPOCRISY. Horgh replaces longtime HYPOCRISY skinsman Lars Szöke, who reportedly left the band because of his unwillingness to tour for long periods of time. "Lars still wants to play drums," HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren explained to Norway's Scream magazine, "but not with the hectic schedule HYPOCRISY has ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY, KATAKLYSM: European Tour Dates Announced

CANNIBAL CORPSE will be teaming up with HYPOCRISY, KATAKLYSM, CARPATHIAN FOREST, VOMITORY, EXHUMED, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and PREJUDICE for this year's "No Mercy Festivals" European tour. Immediately following the trek, CANNIBAL CORPSE will be embarking on a two-week run of headlining dates with KATAKLYSM and ABORTED opening. Confirmed dates are as follows: "No Mercy Festivals" ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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PAIN Seek New Label, Delay Fourth Album

PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello everybody! "As most of you know, I've been out with my other band HYPOCRISY from Sept.-Dec. and had no time to finish up the new PAIN CD, so I will start after the New Year and change label ...

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HYPOCRISY: New Album Remixed And Remastered

HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hell-o everybody! "We wanna thank everybody that came to the shows in Europe and the USA and supported us. This resulted in CANNIBAL CORPSE wanting to take us out in the USA again in February/March 2004, after which we will ...

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AFTER FOREVER, THUNDERSTONE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Holland's AFTER FOREVER and Finland's THUNDERSTONE have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary with special performances by "new ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

The bulk of the dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE along with EXHUMED, HYPOCRISY and VILE. The month-long trek is scheduled to kick off on February 12 in Houston, Tx. And conclude March 14 in Orlando, Fl., with additional dates pending. CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY, EXHUMED, VILE tour ...

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EXHUMED Added To CANNIBAL CORPSE/HYPOCRISY Tour

EXHUMED have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE and special guests HYPOCRISY and VILE, according to an online posting by the CANNIBAL CORPSE webmaster. The tour — CANNIBAL CORPSE's first in support of their upcoming "The Wretched Spawn" CD — will kick off on February 14 and ...

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DECAPITATED Off CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

Poland's DECAPITATED have reportedly dropped off the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE and special guests HYPOCRISY and VILE. No reason was given for DECAPITATED's withdrawal from the trek. The tour — CANNIBAL CORPSE's first in support of their upcoming "The Wretched Spawn" CD — will kick off on February 14 and will ...

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DEICIDE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Florida death metallers DEICIDE have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary with special performances by "new hits, old ...

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HYPOCRISY Set Release Date For 'The Arrival'

Long-running Swedish metal act HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed producer/PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, have set a February 16, 2004 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their new album, titled "The Arrival". The complete track listing for "The Arrival" is as follows: 01. Born Dead Buried Alive 02. Eraser 03. Stillborn 04. Slave To The Parasites ...

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DIO To Enter Studio In January

The songwriting process for the new DIO record is coming along nicely, and if all goes as planned, the band should be ready to start recording sometime in January 2004, according to a post on the group's web site. In other news, DIO have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air ...

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ANTHRAX, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MAYHEM Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ANTHRAX, BAL-SAGOTH, CATHEDRAL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DESTRUCTION, EKTOMORF, HYPOCRISY, MAYHEM, SCHANDMAUL and ZODIAC MINDWARP are the latest bands confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a ...

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WOLF Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following update on their official web site: "Watch out guys and girls, here's some WOLF news for you, finally. The new album is finished at last. Why has it taken so fucking long you might ask? Well, to make a long story short, it's been rough times for the WOLF ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's LAIHO Explains Guitarist's Departure

CHILDREN OF BODOM mainman Alexi Laiho recently spoke to Outburn magazine about the departure of rhythm guitarist Alexander "Aku" Kuoppa and the impact it's had on the band's morale. "I gotta be honest, it did affect us a lot," he said. "He was an important part of the band, just like every other member. He ...

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DESTROYER 666 To Tour Australia For First Time In Three Years

Australia's DESTROYER 666, who are currently based in Holland, will be returning to Australian shores in December/January for their first national tour in three years. The band's "The Wolves Return" tour will see the band appearing at the Metal For The Brain Festival in December before performing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth for the ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

DANZIG are the latest act to be confirmed for this year's New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to perform at the festival looks as follows: Friday, November 14 ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: Largest First-Week Sales In NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS History

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" sold 6,352 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan, landing at position No. 169 on The Billboard 200 chart. This sales figure stands as the largest first-week SoundScan number ever achieved by a Nuclear Blast/Century Media recording artist. As previously reported, "Death Cult ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: European Chart Positions Announced

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" has entered the European album charts at the following positions: Austria: #14 Finland: #9 France: #35 Germany: #12 Netherlands: #42 Norway: #2 Switzerland: #54 "Death Cult Armageddon" was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the group's "most epic, majestic, somber, evil and grimmest release to ...

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EXHUMED's 'Anatomy Is Destiny' Banned In Germany

Due to pressure from German government ratings groups, Relapse Records' German distribution partner SPV has been forced to withdraw EXHUMED's new record, "Anatomy Is Destiny", from distribution on the brink of its release and on the eve of the band's European headlining tour. Ratings groups deemed the band photos inside "Anatomy Is Destiny"EXHUMED's ...

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HYPOCRISY's TÄGTGREN Checks In From Recording Studio

Long-running Swedish metal act HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed producer/PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, have entered Tägtgren's Abyss studios to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Catch-22", tentatively due in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. "So far the drums are done. We are on working with a deadline because the plan is to finish the recording ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Enter Norwegian Album Chart At No. 2!

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" has entered the Norwegian Album chart at No. 2, just ahead of IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death", which debuted at No. 3 on the same tally. View the complete chart here. "Death Cult Armageddon" was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the group's ...

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