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LORDI Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Finnish "sensation" LORDI are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA RAY ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Full-Length Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have posted the following update via their official web site: "Presently we are locked away in our basement writing songs ...

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SINNER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Veteran German metallers SINNER are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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RUNNING WILD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

German heavy metal pirates RUNNING WILD have been confirmed to headline the opening night's festivities (dubbed "Night To Remember") at next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. Among the other artists scheduled to perform at the event are DARK ANGEL, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, ...

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ASSASSIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

ASSASSIN, the reunited German thrash act that released a couple of promising albums in the late '80s via the SPV label (1987's "The Upcoming Terror" and 1988's "Interstellar Experience"), have been officially confirmed to appear at next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Guests On PARADISE Debut

VOIVOD drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) and ex-SWORD guitarist Mike Plant are among the musicians that have contributed to the debut album from Montreal-based "volcanic rock" act PARADISE. Titled "Rock Anthropologists On The Kon-Tiki Voyage", the CD was mixed and mastered in New York by veteran producer Glen Robinson, who has previously worked with VOIVOD, ...

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KATAKLYSM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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NO MERCY X-MASS FESTIVAL: UK Date Gets Moved

The only UK show of the European No Mercy X-Mass Festival tour, originally set to take place on Dec. 9 at London's Electric Ballroom in London, has been moved to The Camden Underworld. MARDUK, IMMOLATION, HATE ETERNAL, KATAKLYSM, INSISION and DERANGED will all perform at the event. ...

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KATAKLYSM Film Video Clip

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have finished filming a video clip for the track "In Shadows & Dust", to be featured on Nuclear Blast Records' 15th anniversary DVD. To view the video, click here. KATAKLYSM are currently gearing up for a European tour in support of their critically-acclaimed album, "Shadows & Dust". Plans also ...

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ANTAEUS Replace DYING FETUS On X-MASS FESTIVALS 2002

ANTAEUS have replaced DYING FETUS on the bill of the upcoming No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002. DYING FETUS withdrew from the festivals earlier in the month due to a scheduling conflict related to the recording sessions for the group's next studio album, titled "Stop At Nothing". No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002 is set to include ...

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DYING FETUS Drop Off X-MASS FESTIVALS 2002

DYING FETUS have withdrawn from the upcoming No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002 "due to problems beyond our control," according to the band's official web site. "We apologize for this but it was something out of our control. We will give you more details as we get them." No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002 is set to ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Complete New CD, Offer Free Download

MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed work on their eighth full-length album, entitled The Will To Kill, at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Engineered by Shawn Ohtani and mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais, the album — the group's first to feature HATE PLOW singer Kyle Simmons — reportedly contains "40 minutes of pure grinding DEATH METAL ...

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KATAKLYSM To Launch Fresh Touring Campaign, Pursue Outside Projects

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have just returned from the Death Across America tour and are preparing to embark on a full-scale coast to coast Canadian tour in September/October, with support coming via Montreal's NECRONOMICON and Toronto's BLOOD OF CHRIST. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. According to an official press release, the Shadows ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Finish Recording "The Will To Kill"

MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed the recordings for their eighth full-length album, entitled The Will To Kill, at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Engineered by Shawn Ohtani, the album will contain "11 tracks of murderous precision", and is currently scheduled for an October/November release through Arctic Music Group in US/Canada and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. ...

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DEATH ACROSS AMERICA 2002: Final Dates Unveiled

The final dates for this year's installment of the Death Across America tour, featuring KATAKLYSM, DIVINE EMPIRE, MISERY INDEX, and BEYOND THE EMBRACE, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena Jul. 29 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Jul. 31 - Alburquerque, NM @ Launch Pad ...

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EXODUS Re-Launch Official Web Site

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have re-launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, EXODUS are scheduled to perform the following dates during the coming months: Jul. 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Metalfest Aug. 03 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Dec. 14 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman To Host MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVI

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be "special guest host" at Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, set for July 26 - July 27 at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Among the artists scheduled to appear at the event are EXODUS, DRAGONLORD, NOVEMBERS DOOM, INCANTATION, NILE, SEVEN WITCHES, ARCH ENEMY, DEW SCENTED, JAG PANZER, DEBRIS INC., and KATAKLYSM. ...

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DEATH ACROSS AMERICA 2002: Dates Unveiled

The dates for this year's installment of the Death Across America tour, featuring KATAKLYSM, DIVINE EMPIRE, MISERY INDEX, and BEYOND THE EMBRACE, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Us Cellular Arena Jul. 29 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Jul. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ X-Scape ...

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EXODUS Announce European Dates

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to perform the following European dates in December: Dec. 14 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Hydrogios Dec. 15 - Athens, GRE @ Gagarin Dec. 17 - Bradford, UK @ Rio Dec. 18 - London, UK @ Underworld Dec. 19 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Dec. 20 ...

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KATAKLYSM's MAURIZIO IACONO: "New Album Is My Favorite"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have finished recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to singer Maurizio Iacono, "Shadows & Dust is without a doubt the most impressive KATAKLYSM release we've done. [Producer/guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais] has done and incredible job on the production side... ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Record "The Will To Kill" In July

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION are set to enter Greenhouse FX Studios in Tampa, Florida on July 10th with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (i.e. guitarist/producer for Canada's KATAKLYSM) to record their eighth full-length album, entitled The Will To Kill. The group's first release to feature new vocalist Kyle Symons (HATE PLOW) and drummer Justin DiPinto ...

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KATAKLYSM Finalize Track Listing For "Shadows & Dust"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM entered Montreal's Victor Studios this past Saturday (June 1st) with producer J-F Dagenais to begin recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. Due to be mixed at ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Remillard's studio Wildsound, the album will contain the following track ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD MACHINE HEAD BIOHAZARD ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: Seasons Away From The Abyss

Contrary to previous reports, MALEVOLENT CREATION will no longer be recording their next studio effort, entitled The Will to Kill, at Abyss Studios with producer Peter Tagtgren and will instead be utilizing Montreal's Victor facility with Jean-Francois Dagenais of KATAKLYSM at the production helm. A late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe is ...

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