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ACE FREHLEY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Original KISS guitarist Ace Fehley has been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACE FREHLEY (US) ASTRAL DOORS (S) AT THE GATES (S) AVATAR (S) AXEWITCH (S) BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (US) BONAFIDE ...

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Denmark's BOIL Releases New Single

Danish prog-hard rockers BOIL have just released their new single, "Clarity". Mixed by the band and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, MERCENARY, THE BURNING), the single includes two brand new songs — "Clarity" and "Hypersomnia" — from the critically acclaimed five-piece band from Aarhus, Denmark. Both songs can be downloaded at the band's

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NEAERA, WOLFCHANT, BLOODFEAST Confirmed For Austria's SUMMER NIGHTS OPEN AIR Festival

NEAERA, WOLFCHANT, BLOODFEAST, PERISHING MANKIND and GODDAMNED X have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. Meanwhile, DEADLOCK has cancelled its participation in the event "because of troubles concerning [the bandmembers'] jobs," according to a posting on the festival's ...

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NECROPHAGIST Confirmed For Austria's SUMMER NIGHTS OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's NECROPHAGIST has been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BELPHEGOR DARK FORTRESS DARKSIDE DEADLOCK EQUILIBRIUM FALL OF SERENITY IN SLUMBER INZEST MAROON MASTIC SCUM MAYHEM NECROPHAGIST OBITUARY RIGER SERENITY THE ...

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AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH, VIVIAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH and VIVIAN have been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. AVANTASIA mainman Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) will be backed during the group's performance by a phenomenal band, including members of KAMELOT, HEAVEN'S GATE and — of course — EDGUY. ...

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KRISIUN Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN have been confirmed for the With Full Force festival, set to take place July 4-6, 2008 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 7 SECONDS A.O.K. AGNOSTIC FRONT BELPHEGOR BORN FROM PAIN BROILERS BRUTAL TRUTH CATARACT CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CONVERGE DARK FUNERAL DEATH BEFORE ...

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MACHINE HEAD Set For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Although they are not currently being listed on the event's official web site, San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have reportedly been added to the lineup of performers at the With Full Force festival, set to take place July 4-6, 2008 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as ...

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VOLBEAT: Video Interview Available

Finland's Get in the Pit TV recently conducted an interview with Danish metallers VOLBEAT. Watch the chat in two parts below. VOLBEAT will release its first-ever DVD, entitled "Live: Sold Out!", on February 15 via Mascot. The double DVD digipack with an eight-page booklet includes concert and behind-the-scenes footage shot at everything from ...

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VOLBEAT: 'Live: Sold Out!' DVD Trailer Available

Danish metallers VOLBEAT will release their first-ever DVD, entitled "Live: Sold Out!", on February 15 via Mascot. The double DVD digipack with an eight-page booklet includes concert and behind-the-scenes footage shot at everything from small venues to festival appearances to the band's support gig with METALLICA in Denmark. Watch a nine-minute trailer for the DVD ...

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APOCALYPTICA, TESTAMENT, KORPIKLAANI Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

According to Ashladan.be, APOCALYPTICA, TESTAMENT, KORPIKLAANI, NILE, SOILWORK, 36 CRAZYFISTS and SABATON have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 36 CRAZYFISTS ALCHEMIST APOCALYPTICA AT THE GATES AVENGED SEVENFOLD BEHEMOTH BULLET ...

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IN FLAMES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

IN FLAMES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, OPETH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, ROTTING CHRIST, ALCHEMIST and BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALCHEMIST AT THE GATES AVENGED SEVENFOLD BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR ...

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DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ARCANUM, MAMBO KURT Confirmed For Austria's SUMMER NIGHTS OPEN AIR

DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ARCANUM, MAMBO KURT, MELY, LOST DREAMS and MISBEGOTTEN have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARCANUM BELPHEGOR DARK FORTRESS DARKSIDE DEADLOCK DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EQUILIBRIUM FALL OF ...

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MASCOT RECORDS Invades The USA

As of February 1, 2008, Mascot-Provogue Records has offices in the United States, wielding a roster of the biggest and the best artists known. The company has so far established itself in Europe as an independent label with various genres of rock, from blues to jazz to metal and everything in between. Mascot-Provogue BV is ...

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POISON Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

'80s hard rockers POISON have been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This will mark the band's only European appearance of 2008 and their first concert in Europe in 15 years. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ASTRAL ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Members To Perform Pre-PROGPOWER USA Festival Acoustic Show

CIRCLE II CIRCLE/ex-SAVATAGE vocalist Zak Stevens and CIRCLE II CIRCLE guitarist/keyboardist Mitch Stewart will perform a special acoustic concert at the pre-ProgPower USA festival "Acoustic Show & Metal Karaoke" on September 24 at Vinyl's (Center Stage) in Atlanta, Georgia. The set will consist of songs from Stevens' entire career "along with a few surprises," according ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, MOONSPELL, MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, MOONSPELL, MORBID ANGEL and ONE FINE DAY have been confirmed for the With Full Force festival, set to take place July 4-6, 2008 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 7 SECONDS A.O.K. AGNOSTIC FRONT BELPHEGOR BORN FROM PAIN BROILERS BRUTAL TRUTH CATARACT CAVALERA CONSPIRACY ...

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OBITUARY Confirmed For Austria's SUMMER NIGHTS OPEN AIR

Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BELPHEGOR DARK FORTRESS DARKSIDE DEADLOCK EQUILIBRIUM FALL OF SERENITY IN SLUMBER INZEST MAROON MASTIC SCUM MAYHEM OBITUARY RIGER ...

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DARKSIDE Confirmed For Austria's SUMMER NIGHTS OPEN AIR Festival

Austrian death metal band DARKSIDE has been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BELPHEGOR DARK FORTRESS DARKSIDE DEADLOCK EQUILIBRIUM FALL OF SERENITY IN SLUMBER INZEST MAROON MASTIC SCUM MAYHEM RIGER SERENITY ...

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AMORPHIS Confirmed As Second Headliner Of PROGPOWER USA IX

Finland's AMORPHIS has been confirmed as the second headliner of ProgPower USA IX. America's premiere metal festival returns to Center Stage in Atlanta on September 26 and September 27. "AMORPHIS may not fit the stereotypical profile, but they truly are a progressive giant in this scene," said ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston. "From their death ...

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ICED EARTH To Headline PROGPOWER USA Festival

ICED EARTH has been confirmed as the headliner of this year's ProgPower USA festival, set to be held September 26-27 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. It will be a rare opportunity to see the band, now that they are restricted in the amount of touring they can undergo due to the return of vocalist ...

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KREATOR, TAAKE Confirmed For Norway's KARMØYGEDDON Festival

KREATOR and TAAKE have been confirmed for the fifth edition of the Karmøygeddon metal festival, set to take place April 25-26, 2008 at Byscenen in Haugesund, Norway. The festival billing is as follows: Friday, April 25: FINNTROLL (FIN) JON OLIVA'S PAIN (USA) TØMMERMENN (NOR) VREID (NOR) BULLET (NOR) COR SCORPII (NOR) ANGRY BREW (NOR) Saturday, ...

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THORIUM To Release 'Feral Creation' Next Month

Danish metal band THORIUM will release its "comeback" album, entitled "Feral Creation", on February 18 via Mighty Music. The CD was recorded at the Berno Studio (THE HAUNTED, VOMITORY, DERANGED) in Sweden and was mixed with Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, MERCENARY, VOLBEAT) at Hansen Studios. The cover artwork for the album was created by legendary artist ...

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ASPHYX Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

The reformed lineup of the Dutch death metal outfit ASPHYXMartin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar) and Bob Bagchus (drums) — has been confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 9-11, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up ...

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