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WINTERSUN To Mix New Album In May

Drummer Kai Hahto of WINTERSUN, the Finnish band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, has issued the following update: "We have to inform you that the last three shows which were in Sweden and Norway are not going to happen in the upcoming European tour. AMON AMARTH are heading straight from Europe to support ...

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The Realm of Napalm Records - VARIOUS ARTISTS

If you aren't already familiar with this label's preoccupation with the European bastard sons and daughters of TIAMAT, CREMATORY THE GATHERING and CEMETARY, you'll find much to love in this extensive label sampler. Of course, if you are already a disciple of heavy guitars, gothic attitudes, female vocals, and (occasionally) fake elf ears and medieval ...

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Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History

On October 31, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of THE classic albums of its catalogue — FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's mighty "Doomsday for the Deceiver". The album will be re-released as a three-disc-set — two CDs and one DVD. It includes the original version, a remixed version (by the album's original producer, Bill Metoyer), demo ...

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MANOWAR Ringtones Coming Soon

MANOWAR ringtones will be available in the near future. The band would like to know which songs YOU would like to download for your mobile phone, so send in your 10 favorite songs to [email protected] Your vote will influence the list of ringtones, so make sure that the band hears your wishes! As previously reported, ...

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Reunited IMMORTAL To Headline Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL

Reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have been confirmed as the headliners of the 2007 edition of the Inferno Festival, set to take place April 5-7 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. "It will be a great show in front of a good mixture of Norwegian fans and people form all over ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Answers Questions

First-week sales of BLIND GUARDIAN's "A Twist in the Myth" in the U.S. landed Germany's favorite sons at No. 21 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 288 on the Billboard Album chart. While out on the road in Europe, new drummer Fredrik Ehmke took some time out to answer the following questions: Worst ...

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IMMORTAL Announces U.S. Dates For 2007

Norway's black metal legends IMMORTAL disbanded in 2003 after 13 successful years as one of the pioneers of metal, with a legacy of seven full-length albums, including their latest milestone, 2002's "Sons of Northern Darkness", through Nuclear Blast Records. After a solid break, the band has decided to enter the battlefield again, and what better ...

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H.I.M., CATHEDRAL, ANATHEMA, AMORPHIS Confirmed For Finland's HELLDONE FESTIVAL

H.I.M., CATHEDRAL, ANATHEMA, DIABLO, AMORPHIS, KATATONIA, BLAKE, 45 DEGREE WOMAN and SARA have been confirmed for the Helldone Festival 2006, set to take place December 29-31 at the Tavastia and Semifinal clubs in Helsinki, Finland. The running order is shaping up as follows: Friday, December 29: CATHEDRAL DIABLO BLAKE Saturday, December 30: AMORPHIS ANATHEMA 45 ...

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SIN DEALER To Enter Studio In October

SIN DEALER, the band featuring members of SEA OF GREEN, SONS OF OTIS, EDWIN and PLASMA BLAST, has been writing material for its brand new full-length release. Advance songtitles include "Going Down Again", "Got Into You" and "Devils War". The band will hit the studio in late October to record 10-15 new "ballcrushing" tunes, according ...

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MANOWAR Unveils Themes Of 'Gods Of War'

Details have been revealed about the new MANOWAR full-length album, "Gods Of War", which will be released in mid-to-late January 2007. MANOWAR has always used warrior imagery that takes the listener back to legendary times. These themes have included the dark ages, Greek mythology and Norse mythology. MANOWAR's upcoming opus, "Gods Of War", will feature ...

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WITH PASSION To Record New Album With ERIK RUTAN

WITH PASSION is scheduled to enter Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida with extreme metal's hardest working producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) to begin recording its new album, tentatively due next April. WITH PASSION has been working tirelessly to compose a metal masterpiece that runs the gamut and explores all spectrums of music from ...

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HOSTILITY: Tour Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metal band HOSTILITY has announced the following tour dates in support of its debut album, "Uncompromised": Sep. 14 - The Whisky A Go-Go - Los Angeles, CA Sep. 22 - Lava Lounge - Monterey, CA Sep. 23 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA Sep. 24 - Fat Cat - Modesto, CA ...

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WINTERSUN: Self-Titled Debut To Be Reissued With Bonus DVD

WINTERSUN, the band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, will have its self-titled debut album, which originally came out in 2004, reissued in a "Special Tour Edition" on September 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. In addition to the regular album, the package will include a live DVD containing footage from the band's performance the ...

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MANOWAR: New EP, 'Earthshaker Fest' DVD Details Revealed

MANOWAR will release a new single, "The Sons of Odin", on October 6, followed by a full-length DVD containing the historic Earthshaker Fest 2005 performance on November 10. "The Sons of Odin" will be available in two different versions — a jewelcase edition and a "special edition six-flap digipack" featuring a bonus DVD. Die bonus ...

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