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EDGUY: First NUCLEAR BLAST Band To Chart In Brazil

EDGUY's latest album, "Hellfire Club", has entered the official Brazilian album chart at position No. 89. This marks the first time a Nuclear Blast recording artist has appeared on the Brazilian chart, according to a post on the band's web site. The follow-up to 2001's "Mandrake", "Hellfire Club" was produced by EDGUY and Norman Meiritz, ...

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ROCK HARD FESTIVAL: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule has been announced for the upcoming Rock Hard festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. It is as follows: Saturday, May 29: 12:15 – 13:00: DOOMSWORD 13:20 – 14:05: DEAD SOUL TRIBE 14:25 – 15:10: NAGLFAR 15:35 – 16:35: GLUECIFER 17:00 – 18:00: ...

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KOTIPELTO: 'Reasons' Single Tops Finnish Chart

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 1 with his latest single, "Reasons". View the entire chart at this location. As previously reported, "Reasons" comes off KOTIPELTO's sophomore solo album, "Coldness", due in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records (a May 18 U.S. release ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Drummer To Guest On New KALEDON CD?

Former STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael is in talks with Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON about playing on the group's forthcoming third full-length album, entitled "The Way of the Light". The follow-up to last year's "The King's Rescue" will be recorded this spring for a tentative late 2004 release through SteelBorn Records. "The Way of the ...

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KOTIPELTO: 'Coldness' Audio Clips Posted Online

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has posted audio clips of all the tracks from his forthcoming sophomore solo album, "Coldness", at his official web site. Check them out at this location. As previously reported, "Coldness" is scheduled for release in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records (a May 18 U.S. release ...

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RAGE Guitarist To Guest On DER BOTE CD

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski and former KINGDOM COME studio musician Marcus Deml have recorded guest appearances for the solo project of FEUERENGEL frontman Boris, dubbed DER BOTE. Also appearing on the recording are former STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael and current HELLOWEEN skinsman Stefan Schwarzmann. More information on the project, including audio and video samples from ...

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EDGUY To Tour Japan In July

German power metallers EDGUY will embark on a short tour of Japan in early July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 08 - Osaka, JPN @ Osaka Club Quattro Jul. 09 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya Club Quattro Jul. 10 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya Club Quattro EDGUY's brand-new full-length album, "Hellfire Club", has just ...

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KOTIPELTO: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new KOTIPELTO track, titled "Reasons", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Reasons" comes off the former STRATOVARIUS singer's sophomore solo album, "Coldness", due in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records (a May 18 U.S. release is expected). The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting for the Dawn" was ...

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SPASTIC INK: Prepare To Have Your Minds Melted!

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, GORDIAN KNOT), bassist Pete Perez (RIOT), and drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, PAINMUSEUM) have set a March 23 release date via EclecticElectric for the their long awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Japan and South East Asia will follow on April 21 ...

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ENTWINE, WALTARI Debut In Finnish Top 15

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 11 with their latest release, "DiEversity" (Spinefarm). Also making an impressive showing on the chart are WALTARI, whose eleventh album, "Rare Species" (Vindauga Music), debuted at No. 13. View the whole chart here. The follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair", ENTWINE's "DiEversity" ...

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STRATOVARIUS Video Report From PIORNO ROCK: Interviews, Live Clips And More!

Finland's Sonera Plaza has posted a 14-minute video report from STRATOVARIUS' recent appearance at the Piorno Rock festival in Spain. Included are short interviews with the various members of the band, clips from the group's performance, Timo Tolkki's comments on the legendary "pissing" incident and keyboardist Jens Johansson's description of the stabbing attack that nearly ...

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KOTIPELTO: More 'Coldness' Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding KOTIPELTO's sophomore album, "Coldness", due in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting for the Dawn" was recorded by CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman at his Beyond Abilities Studios as well as by Tero Kostermaa at High and Loud's ELK Studios and Finnvox ...

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KOTIPELTO: 'Coldness' Cover Art Posted Online

The cover artwork for KOTIPELTO's new album, "Coldness", has been posted online at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn", due on April 26 through Century Media Records, features contributions from the following world-class musicians: Janne Wirman (CHILDREN OF BODOM - keyboards) Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS - bass) Mirka Rantanen (THUNDERSTONE, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist Pisses On TIMO TOLKKI: Photos Available

Finland's Sonera Plaza has posted several photos of STRATOVARIUS performing at Spain's Piorno Rock festival on Saturday, including pictures of keyboardist Jens Johansson pissing (literally!) on guitarist Timo Tolkki during the opening notes of the song "Forever" (no, we're not kidding). Check them out here. STRATOVARIUS' set list for the Piorno Rock performance: ...

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STRATOVARIUS At PIORNO ROCK: Review, Photos Posted Online

MetalYou.com has posted a review and pictures of STRATOVARIUS' performance at the Piorno Rock festival in Spain Saturday night (Feb. 28). "[Singer Timo] Kotipelto was the best yesterday, he sang everything perfectly, reaching all the high notes and, like always and giving everything to the audience," Jose M. Tornay writes. "Kotipelto and [drummer] Jörg [Michael] ...

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RAGE Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

German power metallers RAGE have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 5-6 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The lineup for the festival is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 5: JUDAS PRIEST STRATOVARIUS T.B.A. NEVERMORE SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA RAGE T.B.A. T.B.A. Sunday, ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

FINNTROLL have been confirmed for this year's Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place on June 11-12 in Tampere, Finland. FINNTROLL will play at Ratinanniemi (the outdoor concert place) on Friday, June 11 alongside CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH, DIABLO and THUNDERSTONE. Other acts scheduled to perform during the weekend (including the post-festival party) include ...

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STRATOVARIUS' TOLKKI: 'ADOLF HITLER Is Alive And Well'

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki continues to entertain the metal masses with his hilarious online postings. Check out the following masterpiece (dated Feb. 20): "World peace, tolerance to other people's feelings and opinions, systematically refusing to cooperate with EVIL, world without armies, world without hate, love... My eyes have opened finally. These fucking things ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Delayed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have pushed back the release date of their upcoming live album, "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", to April 19 through Regain Records. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro ...

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