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MESHUGGAH Split With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have parted ways with bassist Gustaf Hielm and have replaced him with Dick Löwgren (ex-IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY). "I'm saddened that they don't want me in there anymore but this is the second time I'm asked to leave so I can handle it by now," Gustaf said in a ...

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THE HAUNTED Singer To Guest On PREACHER EP

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving is in talks to record a guest vocal track on the upcoming EP from the Vancouver-based metal band PREACHER. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will also include guest appearances by guitarist Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) and drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, GOD AWAKENS ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For Sweden's ARVIKAFESTIVALEN

CRADLE OF FILTH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Arvikafestivalen, scheduled to take place Sweden July 15-17 in Arvika, Sweden. Also set to appear are MESHUGGAH, THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, VIVE LA FÊTE and SUB6, among others. Tickets for the festival are priced at 830 SEK (plus a service charge) and ...

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MESHUGGAH Enter Studio To Record New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due late spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc, which will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes, is being recorded at the Swedish studio jointly owned by ...

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MIKE CHLASCIAK: 'HALFORD Has Not Broken Up'

Former HALFORD guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak recently gave an interview to HeavyMetalRadio.net in which he spoke about the possibility of another HALFORD album coming out and his plans for his current project, PAINMUSEUM. Asked to clarify the future of the HALFORD band, Mike said, "I think its safe to say that HALFORD is in sleep ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Complete Work On New Video

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have completed work on a video for the track "Lake of Sulphur" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION) of Revolver Film Company. The clip, which was shot in the Arizona dessert and at The ...

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THE QUILL: Warm-Up Date Announced

Sweden's THE QUILL, the band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-FIREBIRD bassist Roger Nilsson and ex-FIREBIRD drummer Jolle Atlagic, will play a warm-up show for their upcoming European tour at Blomstermåla Folkets Hus on January 31. The show starts around 8:00 p.m. and you have to be 15 years old to attend. For more information, visit

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SATARIEL To Enter Studio In March

Swedish metallers SATARIEL will enter Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden on March 29 with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) to begin recording their third album, "Hydra", tentatively due in June/July through Greece's Black Lotus Records. SATARIEL's sophomore CD, "Phobos & Deimos", was released in 2002 ...

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IN FLAMES: Swedish Dates Announced

Sweden's IN FLAMES have lined up the following gigs during the coming weeks: Feb. 13 - Jönköping, SWE - Popstad 2004 Apr. 16 - Göteborg, SWE - Lisebergshallen Apr. 18 - Stockholm, SWE – Arenan IN FLAMES will release their new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", on March 29. The follow-up to 2002's "Reroute To ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Sweden's ARVIKAFESTIVALEN

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Arvikafestivalen, scheduled to take place Sweden July 15-17 in Arvika, Sweden. Also set to appear are THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, VIVE LA FÊTE and SUB6, among others. Upcoming MESHUGGAH tour dates: Jul. 1-4 – Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Festival ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Roskilde Festival, scheduled to take place July 1-4 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also set to appear are KORN, DAVID BOWIE and SANTANA, among others. More confirmations will be announced soon. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH will also perform at this year's edition ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Film First-Ever DVD

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will film their first-ever DVD on Friday, January 16 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia. The as-yet-untitled disc, due later in the year through Century Media Records, will contain lots of outtake footage recorded over the past decade and is a precursor to the new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD CD, which ...

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TEXTURES Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Dutch metal act TEXTURES have inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's self-produced debut CD, "Polars" — originally released through the group's own label — will be remastered and re-issued via Listenable on February 23, 2004. As a special bonus, a video clip will be added to a limited-edition version of the CD. ...

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SEETHINGS Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have parted ways with ex-DIABOLICAL bassist Lars Söderberg and have replaced him with ex-SELPH four-stringer Daniel Jägestedt. SEETHINGS' debut album, "Parallels", was released in Europe and Scandinavia in October through Scarlet Records. The CD was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING ...

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THE QUILL Confirmed For MONSTER MAGNET European Tour

Sweden's THE QUILL, the band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-FIREBIRD bassist Roger Nilsson and ex-FIREBIRD drummer Jolle Atlagic, have been added to the forthcoming MONSTER MAGNET European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on February 20 and run through April 12. Also appearing on the bill will be Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER. THE QUILL's ...

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SEETHINGS: Video Posted Online

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have posted the video clip for the track "Slow Healer" at this location (file size: 45 MB). "Slow Healer" comes off the group's debut album, "Parallels", which was released in Europe and Scandinavia last month through Scarlet Records. At this point, ...

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Thrash Documentary To Be Made Available On DVD

"Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, is scheduled to be completed in early 2004. An expanded DVD version with "tons" of bonus footage is in the works for late 2004. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, KREATOR, ...

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IN FLAMES Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set "Soundtrack To Your Escape" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in Europe on March 29, 2004. The follow-up to 2002's "Reroute To Remain" was recorded at a rented house/converted studio in Denmark with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (ex-MISERY LOVES CO.) and is ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Appear On THE MELVINS Tribute CD

MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, HIGH ON FIRE and DOG FASHION DISCO are among the artists confirmed to appear on an upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will be the second release through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason ...

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