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EPICA To Debut In Dutch Top 10?

According to a post on EPICA's official web site, preliminary sales report indicate that the band have a good chance of debuting in the Top 10 of the official Dutch album chart when the chart positions are revealed on Friday (April 29). EPICA's sophomore album, "Consign to Oblivion", was released last week via Transmission Records. ...

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EPICA And PAIN OF SALVATION To Headline PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

EPICA and PAIN OF SALVATION have been confirmed as the headliners of this year's edition of ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 1-2 in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The complete festival billing is as follows: Saturday, October 1: DISILLUSION (Germany) THROES OF DAWN (Finland) ORPHANED LAND (Israel) NOVEMBERS DOOM (USA) GREEN CARNATION (Norway) EPICA ...

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AXAMENTA To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, will make their way to Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark on Sunday, May 1 to begin recording their new album with producer Jacob Hansen (MERCENARY, RAUNCHY, ABORTED). Mixing and mastering will take place at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden under the supervision of producer ...

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KAMELOT: Working On New Dates For The Fall

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We are now back from our first part of the European Tour 2005. All I can say is WOOOA! What a great time we had with all of you that came to the shows. The turnouts in most of the ...

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France's FURY FEST: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule has been announced for the 2005 edition of Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: Main Stage: 00.15 - 1.15 JELLO BIAFRA AND THE MELVINS 22.30 - 23.15 ANTHRAX 21.00 - 21.45 MILLENCOLIN 19.30 - 20.15 ...

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MELECHESH Confirmed For France's METAL THERAPY FESTIVAL

Mesopotamian black thrash metal pioneers MELECHESH have replaced IN EXTREMO on the billing of the 2005 edition of France's Metal Therapy Festival, set to take place Saturday, April 16 at Salle Saint-Exupéry in Woippy (160 km from Strasbourg, 70 km from Luxembourg, 100 km from Trier). Also scheduled to perform at the festival are THERION, ...

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DRAGONLAND Confirmed For U.K.'s THIRTEENTH DAY FESTIVAL

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have been confirmed for The Thirteenth Day Festival, set to take place July 24 at the Academy in Birmingham, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SONATA ARCTICA NORTHER FINNTROLL EPICA DRAGONLAND SEASONS END INTENSE Tickets are priced at £18 (plus booking fee) and are available ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK FESTIVAL

CEPHALIC CARNAGE have been confirmed for the 2005 installment of the Waldrock Festival, set to take place on June 4 in Burgum, Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: MEGADETH DIMMU BORGIR DIO METAL CHURCH ACCEPT SOILWORK LIFE OF AGONY MESHUGGAH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY STRAPPING YOUNG LAD ENTOMBED MASTODON EPICA CEPHALIC CARNAGE ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK FESTIVAL

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for the 2005 installment of the Waldrock Festival, set to take place on June 4 in Burgum, Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ACCEPT BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DIMMU BORGIR DIO ENTOMBED EPICA LIFE OF AGONY MASTODON MEGADETH MESHUGGAH METAL CHURCH SOILWORK STRAPPING YOUNG LAD ...

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KAMELOT: 'The Haunting' Video Posted Online

KAMELOT's video for the track "The Haunting" has been posted online at this location. "The Haunting" clip was directed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) of Revolver Films and and was shot in Sweden. Making guest appearances in the video are EPICA singer Simone Simons and Mari, who ...

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KOTIPELTO: Touring Lineup Revealed

KOTIPELTO, the Finnish band fronted by STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, have announced the band lineup for their upcoming European tour with KAMELOT and EPICA. It is as follows: Lauri Porra (TUNNELVISION) - Bass Tuomas Wäinölä (HEARTPLAY, NYLON BEAT) - Guitar Mikko Kaakkuriniemi (QUINTESSENCE) - Drums Robert Engstrand (THE FLOWER KINGS) - Keyboards Timo Kotipelto - ...

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KAMELOT: 'March Of Mephisto' Video Posted Online

KAMELOT's video for the track "March of Mephisto", featuring a special appearance by DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath, has been posted online at the group's official web site. The clip, the group's second off the group's upcoming album "The Black Halo", was shot by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) ...

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EPICA: New Audio Sample Posted Online

An audio sample of a new EPICA track, entitled "The Last Crusade", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "The Last Crusade" comes off EPICA's sophomore album, "Consign to Oblivion", due on April 21 via Transmission Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Hunab K’u "A ...

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EPICA: New Album Details Revealed

EPICA, the Dutch group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will release their new album, "Consign to Oblivion", on April 21 via Transmission Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Hunab K’u "A New Age Dawns" ~ Prologue 02. Dance of Fate ...

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KAMELOT To Be Joined By German Keyboardist/Guitarist During Upcoming Tour

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT have announced that German keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai will be joining then for The Black Halo Tour 2005. As previously reported, several screenshots from KAMELOT's video for the track "March of Mephisto", featuring a special appearance by DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath, have been posted online at the group's official web ...

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EPICA Confirmed For Holland's PINKPOP Festival

EPICA, the Dutch group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have been confirmed for the Pinkpop 2005 festival, set to take place May 14-16 at Megaland in Landgraaf, the Netherlands. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are WITHIN TEMPTATION and THE PRODIGY. More information is ...

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EPICA Working On 'Joyride' Movie Score

EPICA, the Dutch group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, are currently working on the score of a new Dutch movie called "Joyride", starring famous Dutch actors Georgina Verbaan and Tygo Gernandt. The film, which is described as a "psychological roadthriller,' is scheduled for a May ...

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THERION, SAMAEL Confirmed For France's METAL THERAPY FESTIVAL

THERION, SAMAEL, IN EXTREMO and EPICA are among the bands confirmed for the Metal Therapy Festival, set to take place April 16 at Woippy in France. The complete billing for the festival is as follows: THERION (Sweden) SAMAEL (Switzerland) IN EXTREMO (Germany) EPICA (Netherlands) ANOREXIA NERVOSA (France) ABORTED (Belgium) ETHS (France) BORN FROM PAIN (Netherlands) ...

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