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VREID: More Footage From The Road Posted Online

The fourth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from VREID's North American "Heathenfest America" tour with ELUVEITE, BELPHEGOR, ALESTORM and KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI can be viewed below. "Milorg", the fourth album from VREID, was released in North America on October 27 via Indie Recordings (with distribution and marketing duties handled by The End ...

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KISS, RATT, SEPULTURA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

KISS, RATT and SEPULTURA are among the first confirmed bands for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 25-27, 2010 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM ALL SHALL PERISH ANVIL BEHEMOTH BLEEDING THROUGH DEADLOCK IGNITE IMMORTAL JON OLIVA'S PAIN KISS KORPIKLAANI MY DYING ...

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VREID: Footage From The Road Posted Online

The first two in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from VREID's North American "Heathenfest America" tour with ELUVEITE, BELPHEGOR, ALESTORM and KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI can be viewed below. "Milorg", the fourth album from VREID, was released in North America on October 27 via Indie Recordings (with distribution and marketing duties handled by The ...

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LEAVES' EYES, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, POWERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's METALFEST OPEN AIR

LEAVES' EYES, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, POWERWOLF and HEIDEVOLK have been confirmed for the Metalfest Open Air festival, set to take place May 13-15, 2010 in Dessau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM BOLT THROWER DECAPITATED ENFORCER EPICA HEIDEVOLK LEAVES' EYES LEGION OF THE DAMNED MILKING THE GOATMACHINE MYSTIC PROPHECY NEVERMORE ...

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SVARTSOT Begins Recording New Album

Danish folk metal band SVARTSOT has entered the LSD Studio in Lübeck, Germany to begin recording its sophomore album with producer Lasse Lammert (ALESTORM, INCUBATOR, HALCYON WAY, LUCY'S DOLL). The CD will be released in the spring via Napalm Records. Check out the band's studio diary on the SVARTSOT MySpace page. On December ...

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HALCYON WAY Completes Drum Tracking For New Album

Atlanta, Georgia's HALCYON WAY has completed tracking the drums for its new album, due out in the spring via Nightmare Records. The drums were recorded at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta with Mike Froedge (DOUBLEDRIVE, BLOODSIMPLE, DIXIE INCORPORATED) at the helm. The follow-up to 2008's "A Manifesto For Domination" will feature new vocalist Steve Braun, ...

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PAGANFEST European Tour: Footage From The Road Posted Online

Behind-the-scenes footage from this year's installment of the European Paganfest tour — featuring headliners KORPIKLAANI alongside DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, UNLEASHED, ALESTORM, EX DEO and SWASHBUCKLE — can be viewed below. The seven-minute clip includes an interview with EX DEO/KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono. Paganfest 2009 remaining tour dates: Oct. 01 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen Oct. ...

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EDEN'S CURSE To Support ALESTORM In U.K.

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE will open for Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM on their upcoming U.K. tour. Also appearing on the bill is THE ROTTED. The dates are as follows: Dec. 06 - Moho Live - Manchester, UK Dec. 07 - The Corporation - Sheffield, UK Dec. 08 - The Cathouse - Glasgow, UK Dec. ...

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EX DEO: First Performance Footage Posted Online

Video footage of EX DEO — the band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono — performing at the Hirsch in Nürnberg, Germany on September 14, 2009 as part of the Paganfest Europe tour with KORPIKLAANI, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, UNLEASHED, ALESTORM and SWASHBUCKLE can be viewed below (courtesy of "Breathtodominate"). "Romulus", the debut album from EX ...

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WITCHKING Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Polish epic heavy metal band WITCHKING has parted ways with drummer Krzysiek Nowakowski and replaced him with Michal Stefanski (KTO BY TO WIEDZIAL, MORD'A'STIGMATA). WITCHKING's "And The Bearer Goes" video can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2007 via the French label Aural Offerings. WITCHKING ...

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HALCYON WAY Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

Atlanta, Georgia-based progressive metal band HALCYON WAY has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences. Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive metallers ASHENT, who have released two records via Lion Music. "I'm really excited and humbled by the ...

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SWASHBUCKLE: Quality Footage From WACKEN OPEN AIR Posted Online

Quality video footage of New Jersey's thrashing pirates SWASHBUCKLE performing the song "Cruise Ship Terror" at this year's Wacken Open Air festival — which was held July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany — can be viewed below (courtesy of "framednoise"). "Back To The Noose", the new album from SWASHBUCKLE, was released on ...

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SWASHBUCKLE: Another 'Back To The Noose' Album Trailer Available

Another trailer for "Back To The Noose", the new album from New Jersey's thrashing pirates SWASHBUCKLE, can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on July 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. SWASHBUCKLE has been added to this year's Paganfest Europe tour alongside KORPIKLAANI, UNLEASHED, ALESTORM, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and EX DEO. The trek ...

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ALESTORM: 'Keelhauled' Video Available

"Keelhauled", the new video from the Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's latest album, "Black Sails At Midnight", which sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) ...

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EX DEO Announces Touring Bassist

EX DEO — the band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono — has enlisted bassist Dano Apekian from Montreal, Quebec's melodic death metal outfit ASHES OF EDEN. Commented Maurizio: "We knew that Francois Mongrain (MARTYR) couldn't make it on some tours with EX DEO even before we asked him to perform on [EX DEO's debut] ...

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WITCHKING: 'And The Bearer Goes' Video Released

"And The Bearer Goes", the new video from the Polish epic heavy metal band WITCHKING, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2007 via the French label Aural Offerings. WITCHKING recently announced the addition of singer Michal Zaczek (RELOAD) to the group's ranks. Commented guitarist ...

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ALESTORM: 'Black Sails At Midnight' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Black Sails At Midnight", the new album from the Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at position No. 87 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) ...

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SWASHBUCKLE: 'Back To The Noose' Album Trailer Available

A trailer for "Back To The Noose", the new album from New Jersey's thrashing pirates SWASHBUCKLE, can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on July 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. SWASHBUCKLE has been added to this year's Paganfest Europe tour alongside KORPIKLAANI, UNLEASHED, ALESTORM, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and EX DEO. The trek ...

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SWASHBUCKLE Added To PAGANFEST EUROPE Tour

New Jersey's thrashing pirates SWASHBUCKLE have been added to this year's Paganfest Europe tour alongside KORPIKLAANI, UNLEASHED, ALESTORM, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and EX DEO. The trek kicks off on September 11 in Munich, Germany and concludes on October 3 in Linz, Austria. "Cruise Ship Terror", the new video from SWASHBUCKLE, can be viewed below. The ...

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WITCHKING Announces New Singer

Polish epic heavy metal band WITCHKING has announced the addition of singer Michal Zaczek (pictured below; RELOAD) to the group's ranks. Commented guitarist Tomek Pater: "We had a very good contact with Michal from the very first meeting. There's no doubt that he is the right person in the right place. He passes his enthusiasm ...

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