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CANDLEMASS: Thessaloniki Show Cancelled

Due to the national election in Greece (set for Sunday, October 4) and the pre-election speeches of the participant political parties, CANDLEMASS' October 2 concert in Thessaloniki has been cancelled. Meanwhile, the band's show in Athens, which was supposed to take place on October 4 at Gagarin205 has been moved forward a day. All previously ...

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CANDLEMASS At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of legendary doomsters CANDLEMASS performing the song "Samarithan" at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England, can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon"). According to Metalzone.gr, CANDLEMASS' previously announced October 2009 shows in ...

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CANDLEMASS: Video Footage Of SWEDEN ROCK Performance Available

Video footage of CANDLEMASS's performance at this year's Sweden Rock festival, which was held June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, can be viewed below. "Death Magic Doom", the new album from CANDLEMASS, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 79 ...

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Death Magic Doom - CANDLEMASS

Hopefully, not many people are still sitting around crying into their chainmail that portly diva Messiah Marcolin is out of CANDLEMASS and isn't coming back. And if they are? Their fucking loss. Texan Robert Lowe, of terminally unappreciated doomsters SOLITUDE AETURNUS, is now on his second full-length outing with the Swedish doom metal gods, and ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Death Magic Doom' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Death Magic Doom", the new album from Swedish/Texan doom legends CANDLEMASS, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 79 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as ...

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FATAL SMILE To Support QUEENSRŸCHE In Germany

Swedish hard rock band FATAL SMILE will support QUEENSRŸCHE on the following dates in Germany: June 15 - München, Germany - Metropolis June 22 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Stahlwerk June 23 - Langquaid, Germany - Gate Music Hall "S.O.B.", the latest video from FATAL SMILE, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Aestheticom's ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Death Magic Doom' Lands On German Chart

"Death Magic Doom", the new album from Swedish/Texan doom legends CANDLEMASS, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 52. The group's previous CD, "King of the Grey Islands", debuted at No. 83 back in June 2007. Due in North America on May 5 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Death Magic Doom" features the ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have begun recording their ninth studio album and fifth "all-star" project, "The Cigar Chronicles". Due in the fall, it will once again feature a plethora of "known" singers on the album's 14 tracks. In addition, the CD will include a "who's who" of guest musicians. Commented LIBERTY N' JUSTICE leader ...

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MY DYING BRIDE's Unholy Sermon

The conflict between alleged blasphemy and freedom of speech is common place within the context of extreme music, but for English doomsters MY DYING BRIDE it has led to some unexpected attention, namely from the Syrian government. Speaking to the U.K.'s Zero Tolerance magazine on the cusp of the release of new album "For Lies ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE Working On New 'All-Star' Project

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have begun recording their ninth studio album and fifth "all-star" project, "The Cigar Chronicles". It will once again feature a plethora of "known" singers on the album's 14 tracks. In addition, the CD will include a "who's who" of guest musicians. The project is being helmed by three different producers ...

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HURTLOCKER: New Demo Samples Available

A TuneWidget containing audio samples of demo versions of two new tracks from Chicago's HURTLOCKER"Antichrist Conceived" and "So Fell Lord Perth" — is available below. HURTLOCKER vocalist Grant Belcher previously stated, "We have just finished recording three songs intended to be demoed for Napalm [Records]. As you know, we have done two albums ...

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Vocalist MATS LEVÉN Sings RAINBOW Classic In Swedish Commercial

Swedish vocalist Mats Levén (KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, AT VANCE, TREAT) can be heard singing backing vocals on a cover of the RAINBOW classic "Since You've Been Gone" as part of a new lotto commercial being aired in Sweden. Watch it below. KRUX — the Swedish band featuring Levén, CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-ENTOMBED drummer ...

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KRUX: New Stockholm Footage Available

Video footage of KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and OPETH keyboardist Pär Wiberg — performing the song "Popocatepetl" on January 29, 2009 at Harry B James in ...

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KRUX Contemplating New DVD Release

KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE) and OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson — played two shows with its latest addition, keyboardist Pär Wiberg from OPETH, in Stockholm at Harry B James on January ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Death Magic Doom' Artwork Unveiled

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS will release their new album, "Death Magic Doom", on April 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. If I Ever Die 02. Hammer Of Doom 03. The Bleeding Baroness 04. Demon Of The Deep 05. House Of 1000 Voices 06. Dead Angel 07. ...

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SWORN: New Album Track Listing Revealed

SWORN, the Norwegian black metal project led by Lars Jensen (MYRKGRAV), has finalized the track listing for its second album, "Bastards & Conqueror", due later in the year via Twilight Vertrieb. It is as follows: 01. Beyonder 02. The Bastard, the Conqueror 03. Carnal Monuments 04. Ascendant 05. Damnation Spawned 06. Summoning the Sinister 07. ...

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KRUX Joined By OPETH Keyboardist

KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE) and OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson — has issued the following update: "Yes, it is true, folks. KRUX will play their last two gigs in Sweden before ...

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