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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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SARACEN Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003

SARACEN lead the final batch of British bands gearing up for 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. Little is known about SARACEN other than they released two albums in the early '80s as part of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of ...

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HAMMERFALL: Special Hometown Gig Planned

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site, www.hammerfall.net: "Back from South America since two weeks, and it was definitely the best experience so far for us down there! More people, more excitement more metal. It was tremendous! "More recently, I just got back from Sweden ...

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Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, set to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany, has been announced. It is as follows: Friday, June 27 DESTRUCTOR (opener) BITCH ROBROCK AMON AMARTH AXXIS T.N.T. ANNIHILATOR DOKKEN SODOM HAMMERFALL DIO (headliner) Saturday, June 28 HIRAX (opener) ANGELWITCH MASTERPLAN BRAINSTORM PINK CREAM ...

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HELLOWEEN To Tour North America In October

German metallers HELLOWEEN will be embarking on a short North American headlining tour in early October to support their recently issued album, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy". The trek, which will kick off in Southern California and conclude in New York City, will tentatively cover the following markets: Los Angeles Orange County Phoenix Denver Chicago Detroit ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

SLAYER are the latest act confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. Other bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL REBELLION Saturday, July 12 ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist Checks In From South America

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak recently checked in from the group's South American tour via the following posting to the band's official web site: "Just checking in from the road in South America. What a fantastic time we are having here! We are enjoying our first day off today, in Rio de Janeiro. I've had off ...

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JAGGERNAUT: Negotiating With 'Major Labels'

JAGGERNAUT, the new Swedish band featuring former HAMMERFALL drummer Patrik Rafling and FULL STRIKE frontman Niclas Jonsson, are in negotiations with "several major record labels" about a possible record deal, according to the group's official web site. JAGGERNAUT have also entered into a partnership with Meta 4 Music. Meta 4 Music will provide legal magement, ...

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DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL, and STRATOVARIUS are the latest acts confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. The acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL ...

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DREAM EVIL To Issue 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), have announced plans to release a mini-CD containing previously unreleased songs and a video clip of "Children Of The Night". No further details are currently ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release Live Album In The Fall

HAMMERFALL have announced plans to release a live CD this fall through Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled album will be recorded on the current leg of the group's "Crimson Thunder" tour, which kicks off Thursday night (May 15) in Santiago, Chile. Upcoming HAMMERFALL tour dates: May 15 - Santiago, CHL @ Estadio de Chile May ...

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DREAM EVIL Enter Japanese Chart At #70

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 entered the national Japanese Album chart at position #70 with their sophomore effort, "Evilized". "Evilized" was recorded in late 2002 at Studio Fredman in ...

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NIGHTRAGE: MP3 Posted Online

A NIGHTRAGE track called "The Tremor" has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "The Tremor" comes off the group's debut album, "Sweet Vengeance", due in Europe on June 30 through Century Media Records. Release dates for North America and Japan will be announced shortly. NIGHTRAGE is the brand new Swedish ...

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HELLOWEEN: New Music Available Online

Three brand new HELLOWEEN tracks — "Just A Little Sign", "Never Be A Star" and "Do You Feel Good" — have been posted online in streaming Real Audio at this location. All three songs come off the group's forthcoming full-length CD, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", due on May 12 through Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

NIGHTRAGE, a brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" consisting of drummer Per M. Jensen (THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR), melodic vocalist Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), main vocalist Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, THE CROWN, guitarist Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), and bassist Brice Leclercq, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, ...

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HAMMERFALL Announce Summer Festival Appearances

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have announced the following summer festival appearances: Jun. 27 - Bang Your Head - Balingen, GER Jul. 04 - Sundsvalls Gatufest - Sundsvall, SWE Jul. 05 - Töreboda Festival - Töreboda, SWE Jul. 25 - Karlskoga Stranddagar - Karlskoga, SWE Aug. 30 - Bloodstock Metalfest - Derby, UK In addition, the ...

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ACES HIGH to Release 'Forgive And Forget' In Late Spring

Swedish melodic hard rockers ACES HIGH will release their long-awaited third album, "Forgive And Forget", in late spring through GMR Music. The follow-up to 1998's "Pull No Punches" (Megarock Records) was mixed at Denmark's Soundpage Studios, and features a guest appearance by HAMMERFALL/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Anders Johansson. ...

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EXODUS Drummer Pulls Out Of ANGEL WITCH Reunion

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has pulled out of the planned ANGEL WITCH reunion project in order to focus all his time on upcoming touring and recording commitments with his main band. In his place, ANGEL WITCH mainman Kevin Heybourne, bassist Jon Torres (WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT) and Lee Altus (HEATHEN, DIE KRUPPS) have ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

SAXON are the latest act to have been confirmed for 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. SAXON will headline the "classic" night on Friday, Aug. 29 with BLAZE, POWER QUEST and one other band yet to be confirmed. Also scheduled ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED ...

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POISONBLACK Confirmed For Finland's EASTERMASTER Festival

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — are the latest act to have been confirmed for the forthcoming Eastermaster festival, set to take place on April 4-5 at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland. The list of bands currently set to appear at ...

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NARNIA Set Release Date For 'The Great Fall'

Swedish neo-classical metallers NARNIA have set an April 14 European release date through through Nuclear Blast Records for their fourth full-length album, entitled "The Great Fall". The band, who are scheduled to headline the Owener Rocknacht festival at Teckhalle in Owen, Germany on March 29, recently parted ways with longtime keyboardist Martin Claesson and have ...

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LYZANXIA To Release Third Album In France

French thrashers LYZANXIA will release their third full-length CD, entitled "Mindcrimes", in France on March 10 through Trepan Records. Release dates for the rest of Europe and North America have yet to be confirmed. As previously reported, "Mindcrimes" was recorded at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU ...

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HAMMERFALL, NOCTURNAL RITES To Tour Japan

HAMMERFALL and NOCTURNAL RITES will embark on a four-date Japanese tour in March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 12 - Club Quattro – Osaka, JAP Mar. 14 - Bottom Line – Nagoya, JAP Mar. 15 - Club Quattro – Tokyo, JAP Mar. 16 - Club Quattro – Tokyo, JAP Says HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak: ...

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