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'Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour': More Pro-Shot Footage Posted Online

A dozen or so Finnish metal musicians took part in the fifth annual "Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour" in December 2008. The four-date trek honored the legendary PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot and killed on stage on December 8, 2004. The musicians performed for free and the concert proceeds were donated to the ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Schedules Acoustic Show

Mikko Kotamäki (vocals), Markus Jämsen (guitar) and Aleksi Munter (keyboards) of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will perform a free acoustic show at Levykauppa Äx in Helsinki on November 5 at 4:30 p.m. "Falling World", a brand new song from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, is available for streaming on the band's

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'New Moon' Artwork Unveiled; Audio Samples Available

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will release their fifth album, entitled "New Moon", on November 10 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH. Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) has ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'New Moon' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will release their fifth album, entitled "New Moon", on November 10 via Spinefarm Records. The CD is being recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH. Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: Studio Diary Launched

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their fifth album, entitled "New Moon". The CD is being produced and mixed by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH. Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) has been ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING Signs With FRONTIERS RECORDS

STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto and former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen have joined forces in a new band called CAIN'S OFFERING. The group's debut album, "Gather The Faithful", will be released on August 28 in Europe and September 11 in North America via Frontiers Records. The band is the new artistic creation of Jani Liimatainen, ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Seeking Touring Bassist

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's 3 INCHES OF BLOOD is looking for a bass player for live shows. A lot of touring will be involved in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. All applicants must meet the following requirements. 1) You must be a Canadian citizen. 2) You must have no criminal record of any kind. 3) ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's 3 INCHES OF BLOOD has set "Here Waits Thy Doom" as the title of the band's new album, due on September 8 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Seattle's London Bridge Studios with renowned producer Jack Endino (HIGH ON FIRE). The group took a break from the studio ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Announces New Drummer

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have issued the following update: "We are glad to announce that Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) will be playing drums on our forthcoming album and live shows next summer. "We have known Kai for years, and we have worked with him earlier when he played with us on our ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's 3 INCHES OF BLOOD has inked a deal with Century Media Records. The group's new full-length album is scheduled for release this fall. Commented vocalist Cam Pipes: "Ever since our departure from our previous label [Roadrunner], Century Media has been in the forefront trying to get us to sign with them. ...

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BLACKGUARD: Two More Songs Posted Online

Montreal-based sympho/black/folk/power metal act BLACKGUARD (formerly PROFUGUS MORTIS) has posted two more songs — "The Last We Wage" and "The Sword" (featuring guest vocals by THE AGONIST singer Alissa White-Gluz) — on the group's MySpace page. Both tracks come off the band's debut album, "Profugus Mortis", which was released on March 20 in ...

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Former 3 INCHES OF BLOOD Bassist Looking To Join New Project

Due to "some unfortunate circumstances," bassist Nick Cates is no longer a member of the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based band 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. The Seattle-based musician, who has also recorded and toured with KANE HODDER, is looking to put together or join a new project. Interested parties can contact Nick via his

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS CARCASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MOONSPELL MUNICIPAL ...

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WINTERSUN Pulls Out Of SUMMER BREEZE, BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festivals

WINTERSUN, the Finnish band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, has has cancelled its previously announced appearanes at the Summer Breeze (August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany) and Bloodstock Open Air (August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England) festivals. Mäenpää's statement on the matter reads as follows: "There has come again unexpected ...

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MOONSPELL, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL, THE STORM Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MOONSPELL, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL and THE STORM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON ...

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ABSENCE OF THE SUN Signs With HOLD TRUE RECORDINGS

Hold True Recordings has announced the signing of Portland, Maine's champions of melodic metal ABSENCE OF THE SUN. The band's debut album, "A Symphony of Unheard Words", will be released this spring. For those who are not yet familiar with ABSENCE OF THE SUN, the quintet draws from the proven influences of modern melodic metal, ...

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CARCASS, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

CARCASS and ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS CARCASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MUNICIPAL ...

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GWAR Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

GWAR has been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MUNICIPAL WASTE PYTHIA SABATON SATYRICON SAXON THE ...

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Organizers Launch Weekly Podcast

The organizers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival — which will be held August 14-16 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England — have launched a weekly podcast that will offer up essential information along with the best in breakthrough metal and lineup announcements. According to a posting on the festival's web site, "The show will ...

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SUFFOCATION, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE FACELESS, VOIVOD Confirmed For SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SUFFOCATION, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE FACELESS and VOIVOD have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM ...

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LIFE OF AGONY, DAATH, NECROPHAGIST Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

DAATH, NECROPHAGIST and LIFE OF AGONY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON ...

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AXAMENTA Calls It Quits

Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, has called its quits. The group writes on its web site: "This would be a perfect opportunity to attempt an eloquent effort, which could sound something along the lines of: 'In the bleak wintersun of 2009 the shroud falls over the vague and dark ...

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ENSLAVED, MUNICIPAL WASTE Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

ENSLAVED, MUNICIPAL WASTE and MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA CANDLEMASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MUNICIPAL WASTE SABATON SATYRICON ...

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