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TRISTANIA's ØSTEN BERGØY Welcomes Twins

TRISTANIA's male vocalist Østen Bergøy has issued the following update: "I am happy to inform you that: The 6th of August at 2 a.m. , my girlfriend Silje gave birth to our twins. A boy and a girl. "We are all well and right now we are recovering and trying to adjust to the new ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Named 'Sexiest Female Metal Musician'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was named "Sexiest Female Metal Musician" by the visitors of the Metalhead.ro web site. More than 6,000 votes were cast, with Turunen narrowly beating out her NIGHTWISH replacement, Anette Olzon. The final results are as follows: 01. Tarja Turunen (ex-NIGHTWISH) 02. Anette Olzon (NIGHTWISH) 03. Ailyn (SIRENIA) 04. ...

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SIRENIA Mainman's MORTEMIA Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Norwegian gothic metal icon Morten Veland (TRISTANIA, SIRENIA) has inked a deal with Napalm Records for his new band MORTEMIA. Morten promises his fans a "sweeping listening experience," which will follow the path of TRISTANIA's masterpiece "Beyond the Veil". Adcording to a press release, "The first songs stay true to his promise and offer beautiful ...

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GRAND MAGUS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 5TH AVENUE AIRBOURNE AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ASP AXEL RUDI PELL BAI BANG BLOODWORK BON SCOTT BORKNAGAR BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET ...

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DER W Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

DER W, the project led by Stephan Weidner, singer, songwriter, musician, producer and bassist for German hard rock band BÖHSE ONKELZ, has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 5TH AVENUE AIRBOURNE ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ANTHRAX has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AIRBOURNE AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ASP AXEL RUDI PELL BORKNAGAR BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CALLEJON CATHEDRAL D-A-D DORO DRAGONFORCE EINHERJER ...

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THIN LIZZY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norway's THIN LIZZY has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AIRBOURNE AMON AMARTH ASP AXEL RUDI PELL BORKNAGAR BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CALLEJON CATHEDRAL D-A-D DORO DRAGONFORCE ...

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Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR To Be Streamed Via Internet

The 20th Wacken Open Air metal festival has been sold out for months already. But fans who couldn't get a ticket shouldn't despair, because the Wacken summer begins in May in Berlin at the "Wacken Rocks Berlin" festival, reaches its climax at the end of July with the legendary Open Air in Wacken and its ...

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VREID Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norway's VREID has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AIRBOURNE AMON AMARTH ASP AXEL RUDI PELL BORKNAGAR BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CALLEJON CATHEDRAL D-A-D DORO DRAGONFORCE EINHERJER ...

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PAIN Confirmed For Romania's ARTMANIA FESTIVAL

Swedish metallers PAIN have been confirmed for this year's Artmania Festival, set to take place July 17-19 in Sibiu, Romania. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MY DYING BRIDE NIGHTWISH OPETH PAIN TRISTANIA PAIN filmed a video for the song "Monkey Business" on March 23 and March 24 at the Zenith in Paris, ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

British heavy metal legends SAXON have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AIRBOURNE AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BORKNAGAR BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CALLEJON CATHEDRAL DRAGONFORCE EINHERJER EPICA GWAR HAMMERFALL HEAVEN ...

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TRISTANIA: First New Songtitles Revealed

Norway's TRISTANIA is currently writing material for the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Illumination", tentatively due before the end of the year. Songtitles set to appear on the effort include "Patriot Games", "Year of the Rat", "The Emerald Piper" and "Sirens". Commented male vocalist Østen Bergøy: "To be main lyricist in TRISTANIA feels like an honor ...

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TRISTANIA Singer Featured In ARTIFACT's 'New Messiah' Video

"New Messiah", the new video from ARTIFACT, the Norwegian band featuring former SIRENIA guitarist Björnar Landa, can be viewed below. The clip features a special guest appearance by TRISTANIA singer Mariangela Demurtas. ARTIFACT released its debut album, "The Only Salvation", in June 2008 via Spiralchords. According to a press release, "The Only Salvation" is "a ...

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TRISTANIA Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Norway's TRISTANIA has issued the following update: "As you all know, Rune [Østerhus, bass] has only played a few shows with TRISTANIA during the last years. Due to him not being able or motivated to tour, we've been using a session musician on bass for our tours in the last couple of years (Kjell Hagen, ...

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TRACEDAWN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish melodic metallers TRACEDAWN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BORKNAGAR BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CALLEJON CATHEDRAL DRAGONFORCE EINHERJER EPICA GWAR HAMMERFALL HEAVEN AND HELL ...

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UFO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary hard rock band UFO has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BORKNAGAR BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CALLEJON CATHEDRAL DRAGONFORCE EINHERJER EPICA GWAR HAMMERFALL HEAVEN AND ...

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LACUNA COIL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Italian rock/metal outfit LACUNA COIL has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BORKNAGAR BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CALLEJON CATHEDRAL DRAGONFORCE EINHERJER EPICA GWAR HAMMERFALL HEAVEN AND ...

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