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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Checks In From NO MERCY FESTIVALS European Tour

British grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are currently devastating stages all across Europe on this year's No Mercy Festivals tour alongside MOONSPELL, BEHEMOTH, DEW-SCENTED and ROOT. Commented vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway: "Once again, the bill on this No Mercy Festivals tour has been pretty diverse, but it hasn't stopped NAPALM DEATH getting a really nice reception ...

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OZZFEST 2007: First Ticketing Details Released

You've heard about how Ozzfest is boldly redefining the concert industry this year by making all the tickets to the summer's premiere touring concert festival entirely free for fans. Well, Ozzfest fans have a number of ways to score a pair of tickets to "FreeFest" — which will rock mightily with festival's namesake OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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BEHEMOTH Mainman Checks In From European Tour

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH are currently on the road in Europe as part of this year's No Mercy Festival tour alongside ROOT, DEW-SCENTED, NAPALM DEATH and MOONSPELL. The band's mainman Nergal has checked in with the following report: "It's the first touring experience in seven months for us, and let me tell you the truth, ...

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GWAR Set For SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND

According to GWAR's official web site, the band has been confirmed as the headliner of the third annual Sounds of the Underground tour, set to take place this summer. Other bands that are rumored to appear include SHADOWS FALL, JOB FOR A COWBOY and EVERY TIME I DIE. An official announcement regarding this year's lineup ...

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NILE: OZZFEST 'Off' Dates Announced

NILE has lined up the following Ozzfest "off" dates with Taiwan's CHTHONIC: July 20 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre July 27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater July 29 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck Aug. 09 - Cleveland, OH @ Harpo’s Aug. 21 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club (with ...

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NEVERMORE, HAGGARD Confirmed For Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

NEVERMORE and HAGGARD have been confirmed for the Evolution Festival, set to take place July 7 in Firenze, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH CYNIC FLASHBACK OF ANGER GORY BLISTER HAGGARD KATAKLYSM KINGCROW NEVERMORE SEBASTIAN BACH VIRGIN STEELE NEVERMORE recently commenced the writing process for their much-anticipated new ...

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BEHEMOTH, SAMAEL Confirmed For Germany's BATTLE OF METAL Festival

BEHEMOTH and SAMAEL have been confirmed for the Battle of Metal open-air festival, set to take place July 5-7, 2007 at Eventzentrum in Geiselwind, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH BELOVED ENEMY DEATHSTARS DISBELIEF DRONE EISHEILIG EISREGEN ELIS ENSIFERUM HAGGARD HOLY MOSES IN EXTREMO KATAKLYSM LEGIO MORTIS MAMBO ...

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VADER, BEHEMOTH Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival

Polish metal veterans VADER and BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for the Peace & Love festival, set to take place June 28-30 in the center of Borlänge, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are MESHUGGAH, HAMMERFALL, CRASHDIET, IGGY & THE STOOGES, HANOI ROCKS, SABATON, MORGANA LEFAY and DOZER, among others. In 2006, the festival organizers began to ...

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Cannibal - STATIC-X

"Cannibal", the fifth album from STATIC-X, is also the band's most reductive and minimalist effort to date. It's stripped down and more raw than anything the band has done before, with a more brittle, punk-like production instead of the usual dense wall of sound the band has created in the past (the band split with ...

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The Hinderers - DAATH

They brought in the big dogs for DAATH's debut album, "The Hinderers". A James Murphy production (co-produced by the band), engineering assistance from Andy Sneap, and a Colin Richardson mix gives the disc the kind of fat and chunky sound that's been heard on other Roadrunner releases from bands like DEVILDRIVER. Along with the ubiquitous ...

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NILE's GEORGE KOLLIAS: Drum Parts On New CD 'Are Crushing Everything I've Done In The Past'

NILE recently entered Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Annihilation of the Wicked", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. The band is once again working with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and engineer Bob Moore. Commented drummer George Kollias: "We have almost ...

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Taiwan's CHTHONIC Added To OZZFEST 2007's Second-Stage Lineup

Taiwan's CHTHONIC, the black metal band that has already broken down musical barriers in its homeland, will spend this summer on Ozzfest 2007 as a part of the second stage's rotating lineup alongside such acclaimed artists as HATEBREED, NILE, THE SHOWDOWN and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, among others. The Ozzfest billing is now shaping up ...

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BEHEMOTH Added To OZZFEST 2007 Second-Stage Lineup

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH have been added to the Ozzfest 2007 lineup. The band has landed the direct-support, non-rotating slot right before second-stage headliners HATEBREED. This is the first time a Polish act has ever participated in Ozzfest. The Ozzfest billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE LAMB OF GOD ...

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AMON AMARTH Confirmed For Italy's ROUTE TO HELL FESTIVAL

Sweden's AMON AMARTH has been confirmed for the Route To Hell Festival, set to take place September 1, 2007 in Palamaggiò, Caserta, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: STRATOVARIUS TESTAMENT BEHEMOTH AMON AMARTH INSIDE More bands will be announced soon. AMON AMARTH's video for the song "Cry of the Black Birds" has ...

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DESPISED ICON Announces New Guitarist

Vocalist Alex Erian of the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "After going through tons of audition videos, we'd like to introduce our new guitarist; from Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Alan Glassman (GORATORY, ex-BURN IN SILENCE). Al learned and played the songs perfectly but most of ...

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Blood of the Black Owl - BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL

Describing BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL's self-titled debut as "blackened doom" is not inaccurate but does not tell the whole story. With plenty of the suffocating heaviness of funeral doom, yet not reaching the muddy bottom of an act like CATABOMBS, and mining some of the same accents and majestic slivers of ASUNDER, this one-man ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Album Title Announced

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has set "The Ills of Modern Man" as the title of its highly anticipated sophomore album, due in Europe on May 21 via Century Media Records (one day later in North America). A brand new song off the upcoming CD, "In the Arms of Perdition", is available for streaming ...

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BEHEMOTH Begins Mixing 'The Apostasy'

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH have started mixing their new album, "The Apostasy", at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Commented mainman Nergal: "Finally I made it to Sweden. I know, we owe you the new video report and some news but lately things were just insane ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Song Posted Online

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has made its new song "In the Arms of Perdition" available for streaming on its MySpace page. The group recently shot a video for the track with director Jean-Philippe Bernier. This clip is said to be "a stunning performance-based offering that puts emphasis on the band's frantic ...

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KING DIAMOND: New Album Release Dates Announced

KING DIAMOND's new album, "Gimme Your Soul ... Please", will be released in North America on June 26 via Metal Blade Records. Massacre Records will issue the album in Germany on June 29. "Gimme Your Soul … Please" track listing: 01. The Dead (King) 02. Never Ending Hill (Andy) 03. Is Anybody Here? (King) 04. ...

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