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DREAM EVIL To Begin Recording Third Album

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden on December 15 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer Working On Solo Album

HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans has collaborated with DIONYSUS/ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz on three songs for Cans' forthcoming solo album. At the moment, Joacim is working with Swedish pop singer Marcus Öhrn on additional material for the CD, which is expected to surface in April 2004. Other musicians expected to make an appearance on the album ...

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HAMMERFALL Cheated Out Of U.S. Tour Earnings

Sweden's HAMMERFALL have been cheated out of their entire earnings from their U.S. tour last year, including all the merchandising money — to the tune of 250,000 Swedish kronor (approximately $32,000). "A person has stolen the money from the five-week-long tour, plus the money from the sales of t-shirts and other merchandise," HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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DREAM EVIL To Perform 'Unplugged' Set On Swedish Radio

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will perform an "unplugged" set on the Stockholm-based radio station Rockklassiker 106.7 on Friday, October 31 between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. You can listen to ...

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New SPEARFISH CD To Feature High-Profile Guest Appearances

Paul Dianno (IRON MAIDEN), Mick Box (URIAH HEEP), Nicky Moore (SAMSON), Manny Charlton (NAZARETH), Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), and Dave Hill (DEMON) are among the guest artists featured on the forthcoming SPEARFISH CD, "Back, For The Future", due on October 31 through Sweden Rock Records. All proceeds from the album will be donated to the Children's ...

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HAMMERFALL To Appear On Swedish TV Gameshow

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "This Friday, at 20:00, Team HAMMERFALL will battle the Disco Babes in the nationally syndicated TV4 show 'Fortet'. Watch us go through various strenuous, complicated, disgusting and terrifying cells in our quest for the gold at the end of the ...

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MASTERPLAN Vocalist To Release New Solo Album

Vocalist extraordinaire Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, VAGABOND) is hard at work on his third solo album, "Out To Every Nation", tentatively due in early 2004 through AFM Records. Joining Lande (silly video) in the recording lineup for the new effort are bassist Magnus Rosèn (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Jõrn Viggo Lofstad, and drummer Stian ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Set North American Release Date For DVD

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have set November 4 as the North American release date for their long-awaited DVD, "The History Of Fear". As previously reported, the disc features the group's full Wacken 2001 performance, an October 2002 show filmed in Stuttgart, Germany on the "Black Sun" tour, all of the group's promo video clips, ...

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HAMMERFALL: More Live CD/DVD Details Revealed

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The setlist on [the upcoming live CD/DVD] 'One Crimson Night' is what we played on pretty much all of the European gigs (there were a few variations as the tour progressed, as always). The three bonus tracks on the CD ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'One Crimson Night' Track Listing Announced

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have confirmed the track listing for their upcoming live CD/DVD, "One Crimson Night", due on October 20 through Nuclear Blast. The CD/DVD will contain the entire concert from Lisebergshallen in Göteborg, Sweden on February 20, 2003, while the DVD will also include an "On The Road" documentary from the European part ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Complete DVD Details Revealed

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release their long awaited DVD, "The History Of Fear", on September 29 though Nuclear Blast. The disc features the group's full Wacken 2001 performance, an October 2002 show filmed in Stuttgart, Germany on the "Black Sun" tour, all of the group's promo video clips, plus a lot of "bootleg" ...

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DREAM EVIL Announce Release Date For New Mini-CD

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will release a new mini-CD, titled "Children Of The Night", on September 26 in Japan and October 20 in Europe. The disc will feature previously ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Accident Aftermath

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "As those of you who have visited this site in the past two weeks know by now, I was involved in a pretty serious motorcycle accident almost two weeks ago. I am lucky to be alive, and even luckier that ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Replace HAMMERFALL At Sweden's MALMÖFESTIVALEN

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have replaced HAMMERFALL on the bill of Malmöfestivalen, a week-long festival being held August 16-23 in Malmö, Sweden. HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will perform on Thursday, August 21 between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. HAMMERFALL were forced to cancel their appearance at the festival after guitarist Oscar Dronjak sustained a multiple fracture in his arm as ...

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EDGUY Replace HAMMERFALL At England's BLOODSTOCK Festival

German melodic metallers EDGUY have replaced HAMMERFALL on the bill of this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. As previously reported, HAMMERFALL were forced to cancel their appearance at the festival after guitarist Oscar Dronjak sustained a multiple fracture in his ...

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Enemies Of Reality - NEVERMORE

Both hail from the state that gave us the space needle, an exceptionally high suicide rate and the origins of a threadbare pullover-sporting, poodle rocker-scorning musical movement (grunge) — but Seattle citizens NEVERMORE and QUEENSRŸCHE would not have been mentioned in the same breath a few years back. At a time when Geoff Tate's latter ...

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HAMMERFALL To Participate In Swedish Game Show

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hello Templars, I have some very exciting news for you (us, really) today: HAMMERFALL have been invited to tape an episode of the popular game show 'Fångarna' (formerly 'Fångarna På Fortet')! For those who don't know what this is, the ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Play Hometown Gig In August

NIGHTRAGE, the brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" led by guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), will perform live at Göteborg's Kalaset festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 11. "We are opening at 18:40 [6:40 p.m. Central European time] for a 30-minute set," says Marios. "We are going to play along ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Spanish Inquisition

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "We've just returned from one of Europe's (most likely the world's) better metal festivals, namely Metal Mania in Spain. Headlined by SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN and STRATOVARIUS, and with a supporting cast of bands like BLIND GUARDIAN, MOTÖRHEAD, MASTERPLAN, PRIMAL FEAR, ...

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'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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HAMMERFALL Announce More Festival Dates

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "Summer is upon us now, and we are in the midst of the festival season. A couple of shows are already behind us, among others Bang Your Head, Masters Of Metal and two Swedish folkfests. I must say that, so ...

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HELLOWEEN Announce World Tour!

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN have announced the dates for their forthcoming world tour in support of their recently released "Rabbit Don't Come Easy" album. The trek will be the group's first with new members Sascha Gerstner (guitar) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums). Upcoming HELLOWEEN tour dates: South America Sep. 11 - Bar Opiniao - Porto ...

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NARNIA To Support DIO In Sweden

Swedish neo-classical metallers NARNIA will support DIO in Västerås, Sweden on July 4. NARNIA will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. As NARNIA's keyboard player (Linus Kåse) is temporarily unavailable, the band will use Andreas Lindahl from PLATITUDE. In other news, NARNIA filmed their March 29 headlining appearance at Owener Rocknacht in Owen, Germany for ...

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DREAM EVIL Announce One-Off Gig In The U.K.

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have announced a one-off U.K. date in London on September 27. Also set to appear on the bill are fellow Swedes FALCONER. Guitarist Gus G. ...

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