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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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BLACKGUARD Pulls Out Of European PAGANFEST Tour

Montreal-based sympho/black/folk/power metal act BLACKGUARD (formerly PROFUGUS MORTIS) has issued the following update: "It is with great regrets that we have to announce to all of you guys that BLACKGUARD pulled off Paganfest Europe that was taking place in September-October 2009 alongside KORPIKLAANI, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, UNLEASHED, ALESTORM and EX DEO. "This situation is far ...

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EX DEO: New Song Posted Online

EX DEO — the band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono — is a streaming a new song, "Legio XIII", on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off EX DEO's debut album, "Romulus", which is scheduled for release on June 19 (Europe) and June 30 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The ...

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KATAKLYSM/EX DEO Frontman Interviewed By MetalFanzine.net; Video Available

Ken of MetalFanzine.net recently conducted an interview with KATAKLYSM/EX DEO frontman Maurizio Iacono. The 20-minute clip — which includes performance footage — can be viewed below. KATAKLYSM will headline the Summer Madness European tour with Nuclear Blast labelmates DEATH ANGEL and KEEP OF KALESSIN. "Prevail", the most recent CD by KATAKLYSM, was honored in the ...

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EX DEO: 'Romulus' Video Released

"Romulus", the new video from EX DEO — the band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono — can be viewed below. The clip was shot in March in Belgrade, Serbia with renowned director Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE). Maurizio stated, "The setup was extremely pro. Stanimir and Ivan did such an ...

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ALESTORM: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM will release its new album, "Black Sails At Midnight", via Napalm Records on the following dates: May 27 - Finland, Spain May 29 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Spain Jun. 01 - Rest of Europe Jun. 02 - USA, Canada It will be available in normal jewelcase format, ...

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EX DEO: 'Romulus' Video To Debut Next Week

"Romulus", the new video from EX DEO — the band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono — will make its online debut on Tuesday, May 12 on MySpace Metal. The clip was shot in March in Belgrade, Serbia with renowned director Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE). Maurizio stated, "The setup was ...

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