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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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HAMMERFALL's DRONJAK Checks In From The Road

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Back on the road again... As I am writing this, I am standing in the lobby at the Courtyard Marriott in Bottrop, Germany, after enjoying a very relaxing off day. The shows so far have been unmeasurably fantastic, and I ...

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DIONYSUS To Enter Studio In The Spring

Swedish/German melodic power metal act DIONYSUS, featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, are tentatively planning to record their new album in late spring for a fall release through AFM Records. According to Ronny, "The second album will include 'Paradise Land' and also the continued story ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, 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. Also scheduled to appear at ...

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HIRAX Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD 2003 Festival

Reunited California thrashers HIRAX 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 SISTER DIO THIN LIZZY HAMMERFALL U.D.O. SODOM OVERKILL ...

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JAMES MURPHY Keeps Spirits Up, Needs Your Help

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, has issued the following update on his condition and current/upcoming activities: "I have been doing good, playing a lot. And staying busy helping a friend's band in NY... I may even do ...

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DREAM EVIL Debut At Swedish # 55!

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, 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 Swedish Top 100 Albums chart at position #55 with their sophomore effort, "Evilized". DREAM EVIL will support HAMMERFALL on the second leg of ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003 Festival

HAMMERFALL 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. Also scheduled to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, PARADISE LOST, BLAZE, DRAGONFORCE, POWER QUEST, and WAYLANDER. A total of 18 bands will perform ...

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DESTRUCTOR Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DESTRUCTOR, Cleveland, Ohio's legendary power/thrash band, will be making their European debut at this year's Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. DESTRUCTOR will be performing twice at the event — the "warm-up show" on Thursday, June 26 and on the main stage on Friday, June 27. The ...

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FULL STRIKE To Record Sophomore CD

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, are in the final songwriting stages for their sophomore album, which they plan to record in the spring for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. FULL STRIKE's debut album, "We Will Rise", ...

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DREAM EVIL Line Up Swedish In-Store

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, 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 be making an in-store appearance at CD Specialisten in Gothenburg on Monday, Jan. 27. The band will be there for a signing session and they will ...

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