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GRACE WILL FALL To Release 'Second Album' In April

Swedish hardcore punk rock five-piece GRACE WILL FALL has inked a deal with Glasstone Records for the release of its new CD, "Second Album". Due in other parts of Europe on April 3 via Midsummer Records, the LP was recorded and produced in the band's own studio called HoboRec and was mixed by GRACE WILL ...

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PILGRIMZ To Support GOJIRA In U.K., Ireland

Copenhagen, Denmark-based metal/hardcore act PILGRIMZ has been confirmed as the support band for French progressive metallers GOJIRA on their upcoming tour of the U.K. and Ireland. Comment PILGRIMZ vocalist Max Vegas: "No need to say that the expression of GOJIRA is unique and that the band is one of Europe's leading metal bands. However, I ...

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Taiwan's CHTHONIC Receives DALAI LAMA's Blessing For This Year's 'Free Tibet Concert'

Asian symphonic black metal band CHTHONIC, which made international headlines by championing Taiwanese democracy from the Ozzfest and Wacken Open Air stages in 2007, has posted the following message on its MySpace page: "In order to facilitate the 2009 Free Tibet Concert, CHTHONIC vocalist Freddy Lim, along with several musicians from Taiwan, visited the political ...

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PILGRIMZ Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark-based metal/hardcore act PILGRIMZ has been confirmed for next year's Waldrock festival, set to take place June 13, 2009 in Burgum, The Netherlands. Tickets go on sale on January 17. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: HEAVEN AND HELL MOTÖRHEAD CARCASS EPICA PILGRIMZ "Shake-A-Feather", the latest video from PILGRIMZ, can be viewed ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Frontman Featured On EPHRAT Debut

Israeli progressive rock/metal band EPHRAT will release its debut album, "No One's Words", on August 25 via Inside Out Music. Mastermind, guitarist, flutist, keyboardist and sole composer of the quartet is Omer Ephrat, who describes his creative visions as follows: "It's sophisticated progressive music that's driven by a rock'n'roll feel. But I really think that ...

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PILGRIMZ, MERCENARY, RAUNCHY To Team Up For MTV HEADBANGER'S BALL TOUR

Copenhagen, Denmark-based metal/hardcore act PILGRIMZ will team up with MERCENARY, RAUNCHY and one more as-yet-undisclosed band for the MTV Headbanger's Ball Tour 2008 beginning on August 8 in Copenhagen. The first show of the tour will also include performances by OBITUARY and AS WE FIGHT. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/headbangersball_live. PILGRIMZ has been ...

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PILGRIMZ Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Copenhagen, Denmark-based metal/hardcore act PILGRIMZ has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Roskilde Festival, set to take place July 3-6 in Roskilde, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AT THE GATES (S) BAND OF HORSES (US) THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (UK) CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS (DK) CLUTCH (US) EFTERKLANG (DK) ENTER ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has announced three dates in Japan in February 2008. The details are as follows: Feb. 07 - Osaka, Castle Hall Feb. 09 - Tokyo, Makuhari Messe Feb. 10 - Tokyo, Makuhari Messe Tickets go on sale on November 17. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has been officially confirmed as one of the ...

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PILGRIMZ Completes Work On Debut Album

Copenhagen, Denmark-based metal/hardcore act PILGRIMZ has completed work on its debut album, "Boar Riders", with producer Jacob Hansen (HATESPHERE, MNEMIC, ILLDISPOSED, INVOCATOR, RAUNCHY, MAROON) at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark. The CD was mixed by Tue Madsen at his Antfarm studios (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, CATARACT). Artwork duties were handled ...

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IN FLAMES Bassist To Join PAIN For Russian Dates

IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers will join fellow Swedes PAIN for three Russian shows in May, filling in for André Skaug who has prior commitments with CLAWFINGER. The dates are as follows: May 18 - CKM NAU Kiev May 19 - DK GD Krasnodar May 20 - B1 Maximum Moscow Iwers makes a guest appearance ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Rock Toronto's VIRGIN FESTIVAL

According to Canada.com, SMASHING PUMPKINS and BJÖRK will headline the second annual Virgin Festival in Toronto later this year. The festival, staged by Virgin Mobile Canada, takes place Sept. 8 and 9 on Toronto Island. Other acts scheduled to rock the event are THE KILLERS, INTERPOL, PAOLO NUTINI, AMY WINEHOUSE, TOKYO POLICE CLUB ...

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KORN Rumored For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

According to the Danish music webzine Gaffa.dk, KORN is in talks to play this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place July 5-8 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also Currently confirmed to appear at the event are RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and BJÖRK. More acts will be announced soon. KORN's performance at Roskilde will mark the band's ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Rocks The Cradle (Gently)

According to TheCelebrityCafe.com, Baby Rock Records has set an October 31 release date for "Lullaby Renditions of Led Zeppelin", a collection of some of LED ZEPPELIN's biggest classics made into mellow lullabies for the kiddies. Baby Rock Records' "Rockabye Baby!" series of albums that transform the songs of some of rock music's most ...

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METALLICA, TOOL, NIRVANA Rocking Babies To Sleep

The Associated Press reports: If you know nothing about METALLICA, "Enter Sandman" does sound like it could be the title of a lullaby. A company called Baby Rock Records has created lullaby versions of songs by METALLICA, COLDPLAY and RADIOHEAD. Executive producer Valerie Aiello said her company did the lullaby tributes because they love the ...

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FU MANCHU: New Album To Receive European Release Via CENTURY MEDIA

After nine albums, countless world tours and more than a dozen years of leading their scene, FU MANCHU — perhaps the definitive Southern California hard rock band of the last decade — have signed a worldwide recording agreement with The Century Family. Their tenth, as-yet-untitled album will surface in early 2007 on Century Media Records ...

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EMPEROR Frontman Rejects 'Sellout' Accusations

Sauli Vuoti of Imhotep webzine recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On EMPEROR's decision to split up: "It is not like pressure, but we have felt people's wishes. I don't think that people really realize what they are wishing for. If they want another ...

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