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ADASTRA: More Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Finnish metallers ADASTRA recently entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore album, "Death Or Domination", for a December 2008 release via Violent Journey Records. More video footage of the recording sessions can be viewed below. "Death Or Domination" track listing: 01. Locked On To You 02. One Chance 03. Death Or Domination 04. Man ...

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Former THE CROWN Members Announce Singer, Band Name

Vocalist Andreas "Whiplasher Bernadotte" Bergh of the Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS has joined the new band formed by four former members of the now-defunct Swedish death/thrash act THE CROWN. The new group, dubbed DOBERMANN, is currently recording a collection of tunes which are being described as "pure death/thrash metal." "I'm totally hyped about ...

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Breed Deadness Blood - NECROVATION

Word on the street is that you've had it up to your neck in death metal wannabes and new-school bastardizers of all that is true and old school. Perhaps you've been looking in the wrong places for the nasty stuff. Have you tried Blood Harvest Records? They've got a little ole death metal CD called ...

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ADASTRA: Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Finnish metallers ADASTRA have entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore album, "Death Or Domination", for a December 2008 release via Violent Journey Records. Video footage of Jussi Ruokolainen laying down the drum tracks for the CD can be viewed below. "Death Or Domination" track listing: 01. Locked On To You 02. One Chance ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO: Photos From Fontigo Available

Photos of former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's July 5, 2008 concert in Fontigo, Italy can be viewed at this location. Di'Anno's backing band for the show consisted of musicians from the Italian MAIDEN tribute band CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED. The setlist featured selections from MAIDEN's first two albums, a cover of THE ...

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UK's HARD ROCK HELL II Festival: More Bands Announced

More bands have been confirmed for this year's Hard Rock Hell II festival, set to take place December 5-7, 2008 at Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, UK. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, December 5: Classic Rock Stage: LITMUS GLYDER BENEDICTUM BUDGIE THIN LIZZY DORO TIGERTAILZ Metal Hammer/Radio 1 Stage: HEXES CRY ...

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UK's ROCK OF AGES FEST: Complete Details Revealed

NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG and TYGERS OF PAN TANG have been confirmed as the headliners of the Rock Of Ages Fest 2008, a charity event in aid of cancer research happening on September 6-7 at The Asylum in Birmingham, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: September 6: TYGERS OF PAN TANG BURN GYPSY ...

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ADASTRA To Enter Studio In July

Finnish metallers ADASTRA will enter the studio in July to begin recording their sophomore album, "Death Or Domination", for a December 2008 release via Violent Journey Records. "Death Or Domination" track listing: 01. Locked On To You 02. One Chance 03. Death Or Domination 04. Man Mk. II 05. Helsinki 1939 06. Who Threw The ...

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HANOI ROCKS: More Shows Announced

Finnish rock legends HANOI ROCKS have scheduled the following dates: Jun. 06 - Slvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock / Rock Stage Jun. 28 - Borlnge, Sweden - Peace & Love Festival Jul. 03 - Kuopio, Finland - Kuopio International Wine Festival Jul. 04 - Rovaniemi, Finland - Simerock Jul. 05 - Turku, Finland - Ruisrock ...

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TROUBLE, ASTRAL DOORS, PANTHEON I Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI Festival

TROUBLE, PANTHEON I, ASTRAL DOORS, KYPCK and BARATHRUM have been confirmed for the Jalometalli festival, set to take place August 15-16 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ADASTRA ASTRAL DOORS BARATHRUM BLITZKRIEG CATAMENIA DESASTER EVOCATION HEAVY METAL PERSE KALMAH KYPCK MAYHEM MORTAL SIN OVERKILL PANTHEON I PRESTIGE ...

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Omega - AZAGHAL

Welcome to the first truly great black metal album of 2008. AZAGHAL's "Omega" is an exceedingly well written, well rounded, and utterly devastating album from the Finnish horde. Heck, if you can understand Finnish lyrics, you'll really be in for a treat! Objectively speaking, I'd even put "Omega" a hair above the last two DODSFERD ...

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BLITZKRIEG Announces Greek Dates

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG will return to Greece in September for two shows their first since they played Athens in December 2005. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 26 - Thatched House Stockport, Northwest Apr. 27 - Carling Academy 2 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northeast Apr. 28 ...

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CATARACT: New Album Preview Available

The European branch of Metal Blade Records has set up a preview MySpace page where you can listen to two new CATARACT songs — "The Separation Of Life And Time" and "Snake Skin" — taken from the Swiss group's self-titled fifth full-length album, which is scheduled for release in Europe on March 25 ...

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CATARACT: New Song Available For Download

Swiss metalcore act CATARACT has made a new song, "The Separation Of Life And Time", available for download at this location. The track comes off the group's self-titled fifth full-length album, which is scheduled for release in Europe on March 25 via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release, this CD is ...

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BLITZKRIEG To Be Joined By INTENSE On UK Dates

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG have scheduled the following dates: Apr. 26 - Thatched House - Stockport, UK Apr. 27 - Carling Academy 2 - Newcastle, UK Apr. 28 - Ivory Blacks - Glasgow, UK * Apr. 29 - The Town Mill - Mansfield, UK * Apr. 30 - Camden Underworld ...

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ADASTRA: Performance Footage Of New Song Posted Online

Finnish metallers ADASTRA played a new track, entitled "One Chance", during their January 29, 2008 concert at On The Rocks in Helsinki, Finland. Watch footage of the performance below. In other news, ADASTRA has been confirmed for the Jalometalli festival, set to take place August 15-16 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. Also scheduled to ...

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BLITZKRIEG: More Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG have scheduled the following dates: Apr. 26 - Thatched House - Stockport, UK Apr. 27 - Carling Academy 2 - Newcastle, UK Apr. 28 - Ivory Blacks - Glasgow, UK Apr. 30 - Camden Underworld - London, UK May 01 – Rio's - Leeds, UK Aug. ...

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OVERKILL, BLITZKRIEG, SATYRICON, MAYHEM Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI Festival

OVERKILL, BLITZKRIEG, SATYRICON and MAYHEM are among the confirmed bands for the Jalometalli festival, set to take place August 15-16 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: OVERKILL BLITZKRIEG SATYRICON MAYHEM SOTAJUMALA MORTAL SIN DESASTER TURISAS KALMAH CATAMENIA PRESTIGE Ten more bands will be announced in early March. ...

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VADER Mainman Talks About 25th Anniversary, Future Plans

VADER's official web site has been updated with a new interview with the group's mainman, guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek. Read on: Q: For VADER, year 2007 abounded in many interesting events. Tours, festivals, "The Witcher"... Any comments? Peter: Sure. You're right, 2007 was a pretty busy year for VADER... as usual. The whole time we ...

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BLITZKRIEG: More Tour Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG have scheduled the following dates: Apr. 26 - Thatched House - Stockport, UK Apr. 27 - Carling Academy 2 - Newcastle, UK Apr. 30 - Camden Underworld - London, UK Aug. 14 - Gloria Kulttuuriareena - Helsinki, FIN Aug. 15 - Jalometalli Festival - Oulu, FIN ...

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AVENGER UK Confirmed For UK's ROCK OF AGES FEST

NWOBHM legends AVENGER UK (formerly AVENGER) have been confirmed for the Rock of Ages Fest, set to take place September 6-7 at the Palace in Tamworth, UK. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, September 6 TYGERS OF PAN TANG BURN GYPSY PISTOLEROS NEW GENERATION SUPERSTARS WAYSTED AVENGER MR FIXIT Sunday, September ...

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CATARACT Announces New Bassist

Swiss metalcore act CATARACT has announced the addition of bassist Nico Schläpfer (END OF SUFFERING, TIMOR) to the group's ranks. "We are confident that he will add a lot of new spirit and blood to the band," the group writes in a statement. CATARACT has a scheduled a CD-release and 10th-anniversary concert on March 20 ...

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CATARACT: New Album Details Revealed

2008 marks CATARACT's tenth year of existence, and it will also be the year in which the Swiss metalcore act releases its self-titled fifth full-length album. Since 1998, CATARACT has been evolving from a project band into one of Switzerland's premiere metal outfits. The last couple of years have brought a lot of changes for ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For UK's STOCKFEST

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG have been confirmed for next year's Stockfest, set to take place April 26, 2008 at The Thatched House in Stockport, UK. BLITZKRIEG's new album, "Theatre of the Damned", was released on August 10 via Germany's Armageddon Music. The CD was recorded at Absurd Studio in Hamburg ...

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'20 Years Of Nuclear Blast' DVD Trailer Available

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips ...

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