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UNLEASHED Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Magazine's Annual Cruise

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock magazine's annual roundtrip cruise from Sweden to Finland on September 30. More information will be made available soon. In other news, UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund has issued the following update: "I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank all the Swedish warriors ...

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LACUNA COIL: Back Catalog To Be Reissued In July

Century Media Records will be re-releasing LACUNA COIL's back catalog this July (July 25 in Europe; the North American release date has yet to confirmed). Included in the reissues will be the band's first two full-length albums, "In a Reverie" (1999) and "Unleashed Memories" (2001), plus a combined release of the band's two EPs, "Lacuna ...

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The Nihilist Demos - NIHILIST

If you're any kind of death metal fan, you recognize some of those song titles above as classic ENTOMBED cuts. NIHILIST was the band that spawned not only ENTOMBED, but UNLEASHED (formed by Johnny Hedlund upon NIHILIST's breakup in 1989). In the span of a short two years, before morphing into ENTOMBED, this band laid ...

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ROTTING CHRIST, R.O.T.S., NECRONOMICON Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

ROTTING CHRIST, R.O.T.S. (RIDERS OF THE STORM) and NECRONOMICON are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST BELPHEGOR DARK AGE DEFLESHED DISINFECT EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY ...

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BELPHEGOR And DISINFECT Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

BELPHEGOR and DISINFECT are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST BELPHEGOR DARK AGE DEFLESHED DISINFECT EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KOLDBRANN MISERY INDEX MNEMIC MY DARKEST ...

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EXILIA Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA have parted ways with drummer Andrea Ge. "EXILIA thank for his four years of intensive work, his enthusiasm, the great times and loads of fun, and more than 400 gigs throughout Europe, and they wish him all the best for his future," the band write in a statement. Replacing Andrea in ...

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NAGLFAR To Release 'Pariah' In July

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR's new beast, "Pariah", will be unleashed in the U.S. July 12 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sheol", "Pariah" is described in a Century Media press release as "a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums, demonic vocals, that combine with haunting ...

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SAMAEL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM GIRLSCHOOL HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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Former S1FT Members Unveil New MANIPULANT Lineup

MANIPULANT, the new band formed by ex-S1FT members Chris Dinsmore (vocals) and Brett Crane (keyboards), played their first show last Saturday (March 19) at the Pine Street Grill in Livermore, California. Dinsmore and Crane unleashed their new lineup, featuring a brand new rhythm section and Rich Pia on guitar. In attendance were former S1FT guitarists ...

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Nightmares Made Flesh - BLOODBATH

My experience with death metal "supergroups" this past year has been 50/50: MURDER SQUAD's "Ravenous Murderous" rules, GOD AMONG INSECTS' "World Wide Death" blows. The winning percentage shoots up with BLOODBATH's "Nightmares Made Flesh". But then, did you really expect anything less from Dan Swanö's death metal juggernaut, a band that released the "Breeding Death" ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran U.K. all-girl hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. GIRLSCHOOL will be the headliners on Friday, May 13. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON ...

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SUNRIDE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finland's SUNRIDE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN ...

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STARRATS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Danish rockers STARRATS are putting the finishing touches on their second album. The as-yet-untitled effort will contain the following track listing: 01. Raise 02. Unleashed 03. The Creepy Crawler 04. The Angry Song 05. Murder, Slaughter, Democrazy 06. I Wish I Was 07. Slaughter H-H-House 08. Crush Your Empty Towers 09. The Devil and I ...

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The Sense Apparatus - FRANTIC BLEEP

It wouldn't be a record from The End if it didn't have a slightly pompous avant-garde edge to it, would it? The label that unleashed ARCTURUS, LOVE HISTORY and MADDER MORTEM (not to be confused with NOKTURNAL MORTUM) remains America's go-to imprint for extreme music off the beaten path, artistic (or at least art-damaged) statements ...

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