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EVANESCENCE Singer Talks About Songwriting Process For New Album

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has spoken to MTV.com about the songwriting process for the group's multi-platinum "Fallen" CD. "I write by myself initially," Lee explained. "That's the way I've always written, just working on pure thought by myself. Then I bring it to the table with whoever I'm collaborating with." "[Former COLD guitarist Terry Balsamo ...

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AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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STRYPER Confirmed For Mexico's REVOLUTION METAL FEST

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have confirmed that they will take part in the first international festival Revolution Metal Fest at the Palacio de los Deportes (Sports Palace) in Mexico City, Mexico on November 20. Also appearing on the bill will be SAVIOUR MACHINE, NARNIA, MORTIFICATION and EXOUSIA, among others. More information is available at ...

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NARNIA Members Pursue Side Projects

Swedish Christian metallers NARNIA have posted the following update at their official web site: "[Singer] Christian [Rivel] is at the moment working on THREE different solo projects, AUDIOVISION, FLAGSHIP and DIVINEFIRE. Read more about them at www.rivelrecords.com. "Calle [guitarist Carljohan Grimmark] has just finished recording with SAVIOUR MACHINE for their forthcoming album and is now ...

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MORTIFICATION: New Concert Date Announced

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have scheduled an "over 18" "Brain Cleaner" album launch party on Friday, July 30 at The Arthouse in Melbourne. Also appearing will be MEDUSA and CATWITCH. As previously reported, MORTIFICATION are confirmed to play a concert in Mexico City on November 20 with SAVIOUR MACHINE, NARNIA and EXOUSIA (previously announced headliners ...

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MORTIFICATION, STRYPER, SAVIOUR MACHINE To Play Mexico City

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION will play a huge concert in Mexico City on November 20 with STRYPER, SAVIOUR MACHINE, NARNIA and EXOUSIA. Additional MORTIFICATION dates in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Nov. 23) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nov 26) are also currently in the works. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, MORTIFICATION's twelfth ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SAVIOUR MACHINE: New Album Update

SAVIOUR MACHINE vocalist Eric Clayton has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "After 3 years of a grueling 'pre-production' process and a 6 month sabbatical to produce 'LID2002', the principal recording of 'Legend Part III:II' finally began last October here in California! The past 6 months have been 'interesting' to say ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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SAVIOUR MACHINE Singer To Perform With NARNIA

Eric Clayton, the vocalist of California-based SAVIOUR MACHINE, will be making a short guest appearance at NARNIA's concert in Fristad, Sweden on April 30. This will be Eric's first performance ever in Scandinavia. As previously reported, NARNIA have set an April 26 release date through Massacre Records for their live DVD, "At Short Notice – ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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NARNIA Set Release Date For Live DVD

Swedish neo-classical metallers NARNIA have set an April 26 release date through Massacre Records for their live DVD, "At Short Notice – Live In Germany". The footage for the disc was shot in early 2003 in Owen, Germany in front of 1,800 fans. As previously reported, NARNIA have been confirmed to appear at this year's ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed as the third headliner (alongside JUDAS PRIEST and EUROPE) at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, GRAND MAGUS and ASTRAL DOORS have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE ...

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Swedish THE SWEET Tribute: Audio Available

Current and former members of KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THUNDER, HUGHES & TURNER PROJECT, EUROPE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JEFF SCOTT SOTO, AT VANCE, CANDLEMASS, TALISMAN, LION'S SHARE, NARNIA and RADIOACTIVE have contributed to the Swedish tribute to THE SWEET, titled "The Sweet According To Sweden", due on February 9 through Rivel Records. Liner notes for the ...

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CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION To Feature Some Of Hard Rock's Finest

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel. According to an official press release, the ...

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Reunited Hard Rockers EUROPE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited hard rockers EUROPE have been confirmed as one of the headliners this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. EUROPE will top the bill on Saturday, June 12, while JUDAS PRIEST will close the day's festivities on Thursday, June 10. The complete list of bands currently ...

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PAT TRAVERS BAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PAT TRAVERS BAND are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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LOST HORIZON, CARNAL FORGE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

LOST HORIZON, HEART, DR. FEELGOOD, CARNAL FORGE and SUN CAGED are the latest artists confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

JUDAS PRIEST have been officially confirmed to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This is the first word of any live dates from the British heavy metal band since they announced their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford in July after more than ...

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