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DESTRUCTION: 'Inventor Of Evil' Worldwide Release Dates Confirmed

Long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION have announced the following worldwide release dates for their new album, "Inventor of Evil": Europe – August 22 via AFM Records Japan – August 24 via King Records South America – September 30 via Laser North America – October 25 via Candlelight Records DESTRUCTION recorded "Inventor of Evil" with producer Peter ...

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PARADISE LOST Cancel METALWAY Festival Appearance

PARADISE LOST have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Metalway festival in Gernika, Spain due to an illness in the band. Replacing the group on the bill will be Portugal's MOONSPELL. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival — which will take place this weekend (August 12-14) — include ACCEPT, APOCALYPTICA, BEYOND ...

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SAXON: Drummer NIGEL GLOCKLER To Rejoin The Band

According to a posting on SAXON's official web site, drummer Nigel Glockler will be rejoining the band after the Budapest show on August 14. No further details are currently available. SAXON are expected to return to the U.S. in November. The band were originally slated to embark on an American tour in May but ended ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Inventor Of Evil' Details Revealed

Long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION have revealed the track listing for their new album, "Inventor of Evil", due on August 22 via AFM Records. DESTRUCTION recorded "Inventor of Evil" with producer Peter Tätgtren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), V.O. Pulver (GURD) and their live engineer Franky Winkelmann at studios in Germany and Switzerland. The mix was done by Tätgtren ...

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ROUGH SILK Frontman To Guest On New DESTRUCTION Album

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I'll appear on the new CD by the German thrash legends DESTRUCTION playing a slide-guitar solo on an all-star-song ('The Alliance of the Hellhoundz') featuring besides Schmier, Mike and Marc from DESTRUCTION, among others, ...

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DESTRUCTION Replace OVERKILL AT Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have replaced OVERKILL on the billing of this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. DESTRUCTION will perform at the event on Saturday, July 23. Other acts scheduled to appear at this year's festival include MANOWAR, DIMMU BORGIR, MASTERPLAN, NIGHTWISH, ...

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No BRAINSTORM At METAL MELTING SUMMIT Festival In Croatia

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have issued the following update: "We would like to inform our fans and friends, especially in Croatia, that we are NOT playing the Metal Melting Summit Festival on [July] 16th! We already cancelled shortly after being asked (because of important family matters) and we never had the date on our page. ...

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BRAINSTORM: Special Edition Of 'Liquid Monster' Released In Japan

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have had a special edition of their latest album, "Liquid Monster" (Metal Blade Records), released in Japan today (July 6), featuring a bonus track, entitled "Breathe", a bonus DVD containing the "Streets, Stages and Studios" DVD as well as three BRAINSTORM video clips (including the new "All Those Words" clip). "Liquid ...

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BANG YOUR HEAD Festival Photos Posted Online

Hungary's HardRock.hu webzine has uploaded a hundred photos taken at last month's Bang Your Head festival, which took place in Balingen, Germany. The festival included performances from such artists as MORGANA LEFAY, EXCITER, KAMELOT, KROKUS, DESTRUCTION, AMON AMARTH, DORO, U.D.O., GAMMA RAY, and SAXON, among others. Check out the pictures at this location. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Cancel WITH FULL FORCE Appearance

MOTÖRHEAD were reportedly forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at Germany's With Full Force festival this past weekend after frontman Lemmy was hospitalized for "circulation problems." Lemmy has apparently been in a German hospital since Saturday (July 2). No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, MOTÖRHEAD filmed their 30th anniversary show ...

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SAXON: First Rescheduled U.S. Dates Announced

According to the web site of the B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City, British heavy metal legends SAXON are scheduled to perform at the venue on Tuesday November 1, 2005. Two days later, on Thursday November 3, 2005, SAXON are scheduled to play the Jaxx nightclub in West Springfield, Virginia. Support at the ...

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2005 Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos from this weekend's Sweden Rock festival have been posted at the web site of the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet. Check them out: Thursday, June 9 (first day) photos: ACCEPT, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SAXON, STYX Friday, June 10 (second day) photos: OVERKILL, DREAM THEATER, ...

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WOLF Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Sweden's WOLF have parted ways with drummer Dale Bergkvist. "All you fans that saw us during May might have noticed that there was a new bastard behind the kit — Tobbe Kellgren," the band write on their web site. "Tobbe is now the new WOLF drummer. He is a cool guy and a great drummer ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Stage Fright' DVD Details Revealed

MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD, entitled "Stage Fright", on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 7, 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. The Düsseldorf show was shot with 23 high-definition cameras under the direction of ...

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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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SAXON Confirmed For MOTÖRHEAD's 30th Anniversary Concert

British heavy metal legends SAXON have been confirmed for MOTÖRHEAD's 30th Anniversary concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, U.K. on June 16. Also appearing on the bill will be GIRLSCHOOL. In other SAXON-related news, the band have been added to the following DEEP PURPLE dates in Spain: Jul. 27 - Quijote Rock - Puertollano ...

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BRAINSTORM Replace DREAM EVIL At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

BRAINSTORM have replaced DREAM EVIL on the billing of this year's Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 5-6 at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY CHILDREN OF BODOM MASTERPLAN DARK TRANQUILLITY GRAVE DIGGER AMON AMARTH BRAINSTORM MOONSORROW EVERGREY NOCTURNAL RITES SABATON ...

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