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EDGUY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

German melodic metallers EDGUY have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQULIBRIUM EVERGREY KATAKLYSM NEVERMORE RAGE SAXON TESTAMENT WINTERSUN More bands will be announced ...

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SAXON, ARCH ENEMY, RAGE, TESTAMENT Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SAXON, ARCH ENEMY, RAGE, EKTOMORF, TESTAMENT and ENSIFERUM have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth, Germany (the event was previously held in Geiselwind). The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM ...

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ABORTED To Enter Studio In October

Belgian death metallers ABORTED will be entering Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen in October to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2007. "The songwriting is going quite smoothly," the band write on their web site. "We've had some time to work on the road and so far everything looks ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM will return to Japan for three dates in April. The details are as follows: Apr. 23 - Kawasaki, JPN @ Club Citta Apr. 24 - Osaka, JPN @ Namba Hatch Apr. 25 - Tokyo, JPN @ Liquid Room Swedish film company Revolver, led by the director Patric Ullaeus, filmed CHILDREN OF ...

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WE And THE DOGMA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian quartet WE and Italy's THE DOGMA have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END ...

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MYSTIC CIRCLE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

According to their record label (Dockyard 1), German "dark Satanic metal band" MYSTIC CIRCLE have have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL ...

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EKTOMORF To Enter Studio In July

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF will enter Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark on July 10 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, WITCHERY, RAUNCHY, HIMSA) to begin recording their new album, entitled "Outcast". EKTOMORF have just released a live DVD, entitled "Live and Raw...You Get What You Give", via Nuclear Blast. The package includes live footage ...

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BATTLELORE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL CORPSE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman Breaks Toe, Vows To Carry On

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho has posted the following message on teh group's official web site: "YO muthatruckas! Just wanted to let y'all know that I broke a fuckin' toe of my right foot during a show in Barcelona by slamming it into a monitor wedge, (yea, I was sober) so if and when ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL CORPSE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ...

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Exclusive DARKTHRONE Home Report Featured On New METAL HAMMER DVD

The new issue of Metal Hammer Germany comes with an exclusive DVD, titled "Maximum Metal Vol. 100". The disc contains a never-before-seen home report with DARKTHRONE frontman Nocturno Culto in Norway, plus a visit with EKTOMORF at home in Hungary, where singer Zoltan Farkas gives a tour of his home and rehearsal space, CHIMAIRA open ...

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ABORTED: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Belgian death metallers ABORTED made their live debut with their new lineup on Saturday (Jan. 14) in La Louviere, Belgium. Check out pictures at VS-Webzine.com. The group's new formation includes Seb Purulator (ex-GARWALL, BALROG, GENITAL GRINDER) on guitar and Olivia Scemama (ex-NO RETURN, BALROG) on bass following the departures of Thijs "Tace" de ...

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EKTOMORF Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF have been confirmed for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5, 2006 in Wacken, Germany. EKTOMORF will perform on the "True Metal Stage" on August 4. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL CORPSE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN ...

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ABORTED Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Belgian death metallers ABORTED have parted ways with guitarist Thijs "Tace" de Cloedt and bassist Frederic "Free" Vanmassenhove due to "personal issues." "A cumulation of smaller and bigger problems in the past so and so months has made it virtually impossible to keep cooperating together as a collective unit," the band write on their web ...

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ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET Announce New Bassist

ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have posted the following message on their official web site: "For 2-3 weeks we have rehearsed with [bassist] Robert Axelsson as a replacement for Valle [Adzic, IMPIOUS] during the European tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM and EKTOMORF. ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: European Support Acts Announced

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have been confirmed as the support acts for CHILDREN OF BODOM on their upcoming European tour. The dates are as follows: Dec. 27 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall Dec. 28 ...

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BENEDICTUM: Debut Album Due In January

Locomotive Records have announced a January 20, 2006 release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, California epic power metal band BENEDICTUM, postponing an earlier release that had been set for October 17. "While we were all really looking forward to having 'Uncreation' in stores this year rather than next this move is ...

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Armageddon Over Wacken 2004 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Like the festival from which it is spawned, "Armageddon Over Wacken" is a mammoth undertaking, not for the faint of heart or elitist in spirit. A died-and-gone-to-metal-heaven bacchanal where DIO and MOTÖRHEAD slot next to BAL-SAGOTH, MAYHEM and CANNIBAL CORPSE — and they all end up sharing a stage with off-the-radar-screen bands like FEINSTEIN and ...

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HATESPHERE: 'The Sickness Within' Video Posted Online

HATESPHERE's video for the title track from their upcoming album, "The Sickness Within", has been posted online at SPV.de (Real Media). "The Sickness Within" is scheduled for release on September 30 in Germany and Austria, September 26 in the rest of Europe, October 26 in Japan and finally early 2006 in North America ...

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HATESPHERE: New Album Preview Available

A new HATESPHERE e-card, containing a preview of the group's upcoming album, "The Sickness Within", can be accessed at SPV.de. "The Sickness Within" is scheduled for release in Europe on September 26 via SPV Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Ballet of the Brute" was recorded in part at Jailhouse Studios with producer Tommy ...

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BY NIGHT Confirmed For 'The Monster Mosh Down Tour'

Sweden's BY NIGHT have been confirmed as the "special guests" on the upcoming "The Monster Mosh Down Tour", also featuring EKTOMORF, DISBELIEF and BETZEFER. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 13 – München, GER - Backstage Oct. 14 – Islikon, SWI - Club 4 Tonbombe Oct. 15 - Bad Wünnenberg, GER - Wünnstock ...

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