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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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AMON DIN: New Song Posted Online

Serbian death metal act AMON DIN has uploaded a new song, entitled "Doom of the Centuries", to its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's upcoming album, "Where the Dreams No longer Exist", which is currently being mixed for a tentative early 2007 release. Mastering duties will be handled by Juan "Punchy" ...

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OPPOSITE SIDES Hard At Work On Debut Album

Fusion death metal project OPPOSITE SIDES, featuring Italian session drummer Diego "Grom" Meraviglia (ANCIENT, HORTUS ANIMAE, DOOMSWORD, HATE PROFILE), has finished recording the drums and guitars for its debut album, "Soul Mechanics" (formerly "Chaotic Order"), at Fear studios in Ravenna, Italy. "The result is brilliant: a really devastating wall of sound," the group writes on ...

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THIS ENDING Begins Recording Debut Album

THIS ENDING, the Stockholm, Sweden-based band formerly known as THE PLAGUE (they had to change their name due to legal reasons), has entered Offbeat studio to begin recording its full-length debut for a tentative early 2007 release through Metal Blade Records. "10 songs are being recorded, and so far we've finished the drums, all according ...

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UNLEASHED To Utilize Session Drummer At Germany's HELLFLAME FESTIVAL

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be utilizing the services of drummer Jonas Tyskhagen (INCARDINE, PELLE & THE POORBOYS) for their appearance at the Hellflame Festival on September 2 in Osnabrück, Germany. Tyskhagen will once again be filling in for regular UNLEASHED drummer Anders Schultz, who is recovering from another episode of lung-collapse. According to the ...

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UNLEASHED: 'Midvinterblot' Release Date Announced

SPV Records has set an October 10 U.S. release date for the eighth full-length album from Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED, entitled "Midvinterblot".The band will be teaming up with GRAVE, ENTOMBED and DISMEMBER for the "Masters Of Death Tour" beginning on November 3. "We have more qualified songs to choose from than ever before, and I ...

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SCORPIONS, CELTIC FROST, GAMMA RAY, AMON AMARTH: Press Conferences From WACKEN Available

Video footage of several of the press conferences held at last weekend's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany has been posted online at Podcast.Wacken.com. Question-and-answer sessions with the following artists can be found on the page: SCORPIONS CELTIC FROST GAMMA RAY Schenker brothers (Rudolf and Michael) AMON AMARTH As previously reported, MOTÖRHEAD, ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, EMPEROR, MORBID ANGEL, FEAR FACTORY, CELTIC FROST: Video From WACKEN Available

MOTÖRHEAD, ATHEIST, EMPEROR, MORBID ANGEL, ORPHANED LAND, GAMMA RAY and METAL CHURCH are among the bands whose performances at this year's Wacken Open Air festival (which took place this past weekend in Wacken, Germany) were professionally filmed and made available online at Streaming.Wacken.com. Live footage by the following acts is available at the ...

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MIKE PATTON's IPECAC RECORDINGS Inks Distribution Deal With FONTANA

Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Ipecac Recordings, the record label owned by lauded artist, songwriter and producer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE, FANTÔMAS, TOMAHAWK, MALDOROR, LOVAGE) and his manager, Greg Werckman (Alternative Tentacles Records, Mercury Records). The ...

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UNLEASHED Will Not Play Europe's X-MASS FESTIVALS This Year

Despite published reports to the contrary, Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will not play the X-Mass Festivals in Europe this year. "We are concentrating on the 'Masters Of Death Tour' starting the 3rd of November, together with GRAVE, ENTOMBED and DISMEMBER," the group writes on its web site. "The dates will be posted as they get ...

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THIS ENDING Completes Five New Songs For Full-Length Debut

THIS ENDING, the Stockholm, Sweden-based band formerly known as THE PLAGUE (they had to change their name due to legal reasons), has written five new songs for its full-length debut, which they expect to begin recording late August at Offbeat studio for a tentative early 2007 release through Metal Blade Records. New songtitles set to ...

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Bulgaria's MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival Cancelled!

The Monsters of Rock festival, which was scheduled to take place August 3-7 at the Black Sea resort of Varna in Bulgaria, has been cancelled. According to the festival organizers, there were too many logistical and technical problems that prevented the event from going ahead. However, plans still exist for a concert to be held ...

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UNLEASHED Sign With SPV RECORDS

SPV has announced the signing of Swedish death metal masters UNLEASHED to a worldwide deal. Known for their skillfully penned, Viking-themed songs and explosive live performances, UNLEASHED are poised to make a major impact this fall with the release of thier eighth full-length album, titled "Midvinterblot". "We have more qualified songs to choose from than ...

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Wrath of the Norsemen - AMON AMARTH

I think I've had enough AMON AMARTH to last me through the rest of the year, seven hours and 22 minutes to be exact. It is the total running time for this three-DVD set called "Wrath of the Norsemen". Fortunately, the five live performances are worth the time of any AMON AMARTH fan. Rather than ...

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THIS ENDING Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of THIS ENDING from Stockholm, Sweden. THIS ENDING were formerly known as THE PLAGUE, but had to change their name due to legal reasons. THIS ENDING started during the fall of 2005. 13 songs were created, three of which are featured on the downloadable demo recorded at Offbeat ...

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AMON AMARTH: Release Date Set For 'With Oden On Our Side'

Metal Blade Records has set A September 25 European release date (September 22 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) for the sixth full-length album from the Swedish viking death metal heroes AMON AMARTH, entitled "With Oden On Our Side". The CD was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren. "With Oden ...

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AMON AMARTH: New Album Title, Track Listing Announced

Swedish Viking death metal heroes AMON AMARTH have set "With Oden On Our Side" as the title of their sixth full-length album, due in September via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren. "With Oden On Our Side" track listing: 01. Valhall Awaits Me ...

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AMON AMARTH Begin Mixing New Album

Swedish Viking death metal heroes AMON AMARTH recently entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their sixth full-length album. The group will record and mix all through May until June 14 with producer Jens Bogren. The as-yet-untitled CD is scheduled for release in September via Metal Blade Records. Commented the band: "Finally ...

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NILE Replace ANNIHILATOR At Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

NILE have replaced ANNIHILATOR on the billing of this year's Evolution Festival, set to take place July 14-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is now as follows: Friday, July 14: W:O:A Metal Battle 2006 METHEDRAS THE FAMILI MACBETH DARK LUNACY LABYRINTH DEATH SS Saturday, July 15: NIGHTMARE ELDRITCH ...

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