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PRETTY MAIDS Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OVERKILL, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED, MASTERPLAN, UNLEASHED, SONATA ARCTICA, ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OVERKILL, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED, MASTERPLAN, ...

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NOMINON Confirmed For Germany's FUCK THE COMMERCE VIII Festival

Swedish death metal band NOMINON have been confirmed for Germany's Fuck The Commerce VIII festival, set to be held May 5-7, 2005 Neiden (near Torgau). Other bands scheduled to perform at the festival include ENTOMBED, CATASTROPHIC, ABSCESS, UNLEASHED, IMPALED NAZARENE, SUFFOCATION, JUNGLE ROT, OBSCENITY, DIVINE EMPIRE, CENTINEX, DESASTER, GODHATE, GOREROTTED, HATESPHERE, LIVIDITY, PLEURISY and VOMITORY. ...

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MORGOTH: Two-CD 'Best Of' Collection Due In January

Legendary German death metallers MORGOTH will release a posthumous "best of" collection in January 2005 via Century Media Records. MORGOTH was one of the first, best and most important death metal bands from Germany. Their first demo was recorded in 1987 and their first tour was with AUTOPSY and PESTILENCE in 1990, the same year ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Sweden's HELLFUELED are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, SONATA ARCTICA, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information ...

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EXILIA Supporting RAMMSTEIN On Entire European Tour

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA have been confirmed as the support act on RAMMSTEIN's entire European tour. The trek, which kicked off on Monday (Nov. 1) in Mannhein, Germany, is scheduled to hit Rotterdam, Holland on Thursday (Nov. 4). EXILIA are touring in support of their debut album, "Unleashed", which was released in May via G.U.N./BMG ...

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MASTERPLAN: 'Aeronautics' Album Due In January

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have set "Aeronautics" as the title of their sophomore full-length album, due on January 24, 2005 via Germany's AFM Records. A four-song EP, containing two non-album cuts plus a multimedia section, will precede the album ...

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GRAVE, UNLEASHED Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

GRAVE, UNLEASHED, LOUD 'N NASTY and THE STORYTELLER and are the latest confirmations for the sixth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, set to take place on May 21, 2005 at Valhall in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 kilometres north of Gothenburg). Also scheduled to perform at the festival are FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More ...

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ACCEPT: Additional Summer Festival Appearances Planned

A spokesperson at Germany's Rock Hard magazine has offered more information about the upcoming ACCEPT reunion which is scheduled to take place at the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival on May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. "The ACCEPT gig at our festival will be the first show they play," the spokesperson told ...

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Metal Legends ACCEPT To Headline Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Reunited German metal legends ACCEPT have been confirmed as one of the two headliners of the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN ...

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MAROON Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

East Germany's vegan straight-edge quintet MAROON has inked a deal with Century Media Records. MAROON have a reputation as one of Europe's busiest and energetic live bands, thanks to the numerous shows they played during the past six years of their existence (and more than 60 just between June and December this year!). For 2004's ...

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EARACHE RECORDS Announces CODEBREAKER Licensing Deal

Earache Records have signed a licensing deal with fast-rising U.K. label Codebreaker Records for the North American territory. The deal will see releases from the likes of ZATOKREV, ABANDON and FIGURE OF MERIT released across North America, and subsequent albums unleashed by Codebreaker will all see a full U.S. release. Codebreaker Records, despite being a ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Long-running New Jersey-based metallers OVERKILL are the latest band confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information (in ...

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Former MY OWN VICTIM Singer Launches New Band

Former MY OWN VICTIM frontman Dave "Sailor" Bryant has joined forces with former members of Louisville, KY-based metallers NEMESIS in a new project called SURVIVING THALIA. SURVIVING THALIA was formed in the summer of 2004 and was unleashed last month at the WLRS Fest. The members of SURVIVING THALIA are inspired by a wide variety ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED are the latest band confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information (in German) ...

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YATTERING Added To UNLEASHED/IN BATTLE European Tour

Polish death metallers YATTERING have been added to UNLEASHED's upcoming European tour beginning on November 25 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Also appearing on the bill are Sweden's IN BATTLE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 25 - Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Nov. 26 - Munchen, GER @ Titanic Nov. 27 - Andernach, GER @ ...

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STARRATS Begin Recording Sophomore Album

Danish hard rockers STARRATS have entered Whitebranch studio in Hillerød, Denmark to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005. Nine drum tracks have been recorded thus far, and four more songs, plus a couple of covers, will be tracked in the near future. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to "Broken ...

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IN BATTLE To Support UNLEASHED In Europe

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have reportedly landed the opening slot on UNLEASHED's upcoming European tour, tentatively set to kick off mid-November. So far, the following dates have been announced: Nov. 27 - Andernach, GER @ Juz Nov. 28 – Munster (Dieburg), GER @ Live Arena Dec. 01 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle As ...

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OUTBURST Finish Recording Debut Album

Dutch thrashers OUTBURST have finished recording their debut album, "From Hell", at Double Noise studio in Tilburg, Holland with producer Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES, HIDING WITH GIRL). The CD will feature two guest appearances: TEXTURES vocalist Eric Kalsbeek can be heard on "Attack of the Overfiend" and CEPHALIC CARNAGE frontman Leonard Leal unleashed his grunts on ...

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Sworn Allegiance - UNLEASHED

After five years of stomping around in the wilderness from 1997-2002, UNLEASHED are back hacking out albums and on a roll again. While this is undeniably a good thing for death metal in general, it wouldn't necessarily be the second coming of (the anti) Christ as musical comebacks go. This is based on the train ...

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UNEARTH: Invitation-Only Showcase Announced

"The Metal Show", as heard weekly on 92.3 FM WXTM in Cleveland, has announced another special edition of their "Metal Show Unleashed" sessions. Metal Blade recording artists and Ozzfest 2004 participants UNEARTH will be in for a special "Unleashed" session at the Lava Room Recording Studio in Cleveland on Thursday, September 30 at 2pm. This ...

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UNLEASHED To Embark On European Headlining Tour

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED are tentatively scheduled to embark on a headlining European tour beginning on November 19 in France. The two-week trek is expected to conclude in early December. Support bands for the tour have yet to be announced. UNLEASHED's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", was released in the U.S. this week through ...

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USURPER Complete Work On 'Cryptobeast'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have completed work on their fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast". Recorded at Chicago's Rax Trax Studios with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE), "Cryptobeast" marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dan "Tyrantor" Lawson and the return of the band's original drummer, Joe "Apocalyptic" Warlord. Commented singer ...

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BEATALLICA To Open For DREAM THEATER

BEATALLICA, the Internet sensation who combine the work of THE BEATLES with the sound of early METALLICA, will be opening for DREAM THEATER on Sunday, September 5 at the Barrymore Theater in Madison, WI. As previously reported, BEATALLICA will be doing a very special edition of "The Metal Show Unleashed" at the Lava Room Recording ...

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THIN LIZZY's 'Live and Dangerous' Voted Best Live Rock Album

THIN LIZZY's "Live and Dangerous" has been voted "best live rock album of all time" by the readers of Classic Rock magazine, according to Scotsman.com. UFO's "Strangers in the Night", released in 1979, came in second, while DEEP PURPLE's "Made In Japan" came third. "If You Want Blood, You've Got it", by Australian rockers AC/DC, ...

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