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TRAIL OF TEARS Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL MANIA

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS has been confirmed for the 2008 edition of Metal Mania Fest, set to take place August 14-16 in Slovenia. Commented the band: We had a blast playing Slovenia on the THERION/TRISTANIA tour in 2004 and we are really looking forward to get back and tear it up with our Slovenian friends!" ...

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Black Metallers BALFOR Enter Studio To Record 'Barbaric Blood'

Ukrainian black metallers BALFOR will enter the Blacklight Studio in Kiev on February 19 to begin recording their next full-length album, entitled "Barbaric Blood". The CD will be mixed and mastered by Borge Finstad at Norway's Toproom Studio (MAYHEM, BORNAGAR, ARCTURUS, VINTERSORG, EXTOL, ULVER, TRISTANIA). "Barbaric Blood" will be the follow-up to the 2006 "Pure ...

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Greece's MMD Festival: Running Order Announced

The running order has been announced for the MMD (March Metal Day) festival, set to take place March 8, 2008 at the Hellinikon Olympic Park in Athens, Greece. It is as follows: Angel's Stage: NIGHTWISH 22.30 EDGUY 19.30 TRISTANIA 17.30 ?NORIMOI 15.45 THE IRON MAIDENS 15.00 OVERGARVEN (feat. Morena) 13.20 Demon's Stage: NEVERMORE 21.40 ANNIHILATOR ...

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ELIS Confirmed For Germany's WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN Festival

Liechtenstein-based gothic metallers ELIS have been confirmed for the Wave Gotik Treffen festival, set to take place May 9-12 in Leipzig, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are LAKE OF TEARS, TRAIL OF TEARS and TRISTANIA, among many others. ELIS released a new single, "Show Me the Way", on November 2 in Europe and November 6 ...

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ANNIHILATOR Confirmed For Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have been confirmed for the Masters of Rock festival, set to take place July 10-13 in Vizovice, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AVANTASIA (International) APOCALYPTICA (FIN) MINISTRY (USA) WITHIN TEMPTATION (NL) ANNIHILATOR (CAN) SONATA ARCTICA (FIN) AMON AMARTH (SWE) MOONSPELL (POR) GOTTHARD (SWI) DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER (GER) ...

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Norway's INFERNO Festival: Complete Details Revealed

GORGOROTH and GOREFEST are among the newly announced bands for the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The complete festival billing is as follows: Club Day - Wednesday, March 19: Garage: GALLHAMMER INSENSE Blå: SAHG KÄTHE KOLLWITZ John Dee: VREID IN ...

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TRISTANIA: St. Petersburg Concert Cancelled

Norway's TRISTANIA has cancelled its previously announced March 2 concert in St. Petersburg, Russia. According to the band, "Elections in Russia will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of March, and all events on these dates have been cancelled. We are very disappointed at this as we were very much looking forward to the ...

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ANNIHILATOR, DE PROFUNDIS Confirmed For Greece's MMD Festival

ANNIHILATOR and DE PROFUNDIS are among the newly confirmed bands for the MMD (March Metal Day) festival, set to take place March 8, 2008 at the Hellinikon Olympic Park in Athens, Greece. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANNIHILATOR ANORIMOI DE PROFUNDIS EDGUY NEVERMORE NIGHTWISH OVERGARVEN SODOM TRISTANIA For more information, visit

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STONEGARD, ISKALD Added To INFERNO Festival Kick-Off Party

STONEGARD, ISKALD and GOAT THE HEAD will perform at the Inferno festival kick-off party, which will be held on January 26 at John Dee in Oslo, Norway. This year's installment of the Inferno metal festival will take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is ...

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TRISTANIA, CULT OF LUNA Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

TRISTANIA and CULT OF LUNA have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 1349 BEHEMOTH CULT OF LUNA DESTRUCTION KRUX OVERKILL SATYRICON SHINING SKITLIV TRISTANIA ...

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COR SCORPII Completes Work On Debut Album

Norwegian extreme metal band COR SCORPII has completed work on its debut album, "Monument", due in late February via Descent Productions. The CD was recorded and mixed at TopRoom studio (BORKNAGAR, MAYHEM, TRISTANIA) by Borge Finstad and it was mastered by at Tailor Maid Productions (DIMMU BORGIR, KATATONIA, DARK TRANQUILLITY). "Monument" track listing: 01. Ei ...

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TRISTANIA To Play Russia With OVERKILL, ENSLAVED

Norway's TRISTANIA will team up with SAMAEL, OVERKILL and ENSLAVED for three shows in Russia and the Ukraine. The details are as follows: Feb. 29 - Kiev, Ukraine - CCA NAU Mar. 01 - Moscow, Russia - Tochka * Mar. 02 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Yubileyniy * * Without SAMAEL TRISTANIA recently announced the ...

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TRISTANIA Confirmed For Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA has scheduled the following dates: Jul. 10-12 - Masters of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic Mar. 08 - March Metal Day - Athens, Greece TRISTANIA recently announced the addition of Italian singer Mariangela "Mary' Demurtas to the group's ranks. Commented TRISTANIA in a statement: "[Demurtas possesses] a voice and talent ...

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MACBETH To Tour UK Next Spring

Italian gothic metallers MACBETH will embark on a UK tour next spring. Support at the shows will come from the British band KATBGINI. Currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: Apr. 23 - Middlesborough - The Empire Apr. 24 - Edinburgh - The Liquid Rooms Apr. 25 - Preston - The Venue Apr. 26 - ...

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MACBETH: 'Without You' Video Posted Online

MACBETH's video for the song "Without You" can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Italy with director Mirco Andreis. "Without You" comes off the Italian band's new album, "Superangelic Hate Bringers" (cover arrtwork), due on November 16 via Dragonheart Records. The CD was recorded in two different studios, including a private ...

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TRISTANIA Announces New Singer

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA has announced the addition of Italian singer Mariangela "Mary" Demurtas to the group's ranks. Commented TRISTANIA in a statement: "[Demurtas possesses] a voice and talent that will not only complement the bands music, but give it an entirely new dimension. She is sure to usher in a new age of ...

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TRISTANIA: The Search For New Singer Is Over

TRISTANIA's male vocalist Østen Bergøy has issued the following update: "On behalf of TRISTANIA, and myself, I would like to apologize for the silence from our camp these last few months. It has not been our intention to keep you in the dark, or to hide from our responsibility to inform you about what is ...

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MACBETH: Footage From Italy's DARKFEST Available

Fan-filmed video footage of MACBETH's May 20, 2007 performance at the Darkfest in Bologna, Italy has been posted at YouTube. MACBETH recently completed work on a new album. The band also shot a video for the song "Without You" with Italian director Mirco Andreis. According to a press release, the CD — the ...

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SIRENIA: More European Tour Dates Announced

SIRENIA has scheduled the following tour dates: May 19 - Folken - Stavanger, Norway Jun. 16 - Hold Kjeft - Kristiansand, Norway (first show; all ages) Jun. 16 - Hold Kjeft - Kristiansand, Norway (second show is not all ages) Jun. 23 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium Aug. 16 - Metal Heart Festival ...

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MACBETH Films 'Without You' Video

Italian gothic metallers MACBETH have shot a video for the song "Without You" with Italian director Mirco Andreis. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album. According to a press release, the CD — the group's fourth — will feature ten cuts and a "renewed sound." MACBETH recently posted a video of the band touring ...

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SIRENIA Frontwoman To Co-Host 'The DJ PainKiller Show'

SIRENIA frontwoman Monika Pedersen will co-host "The DJ PainKiller Show" on the popular rock/metal online radio station Hard Rock Radio Live. The show will air live on Thursday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. EST / 8:00 p.m. CET. The show, a two-hour blend of old and new rock/metal tunes, has in the past featured great ...

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MACBETH Completes Work On New Album

Italian gothic metallers MACBETH have finished recording their fourth album. According to a press release, the CD will feature ten tracks and a "renewed sound." Commented the band: "The album is done and we can't wait to let you hear it! We've finally arrived at an album title and some artwork concepts have begun to ...

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