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IMMORTAL Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have been confirmed as the co-headliners of the Hellfest, set to take place June 22-24, 2007 in Clisson, France. The show will mark IMMORTAL's only appearance in France in 2007. Upcoming IMMORTAL concerts: Apr. 5-7 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Jun. 22-24 - Clisson, FRA @ Hellfest Jun. 29-Jul. ...

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WITH PASSION To Guest On TOTAL ROCK Tomorrow

Sacramento-based technical metalcore outfit WITH PASSION will talk about its upcoming album, "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes" tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 28) on Total Rock between 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon U.K. time. As previously reported, WITH PASSION has tapped renowned artist and musician Dave Quiggle to create the artwork for ...

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IAMTHETHORN Signs With GOODFELLOW RECORDS

Seattle quartet IAMTHETHORN has inked a deal with Goodfellow Records. Featuring Johnny Pettibone (HIMSA, NINE IRON SPITFIRE, GENUINE, UNDERTOW) on vocals, Aaron Edge (GRIEVOUS, HAULER, GENUINE, HARKONEN, HIMSA, CHRIST, HELLEPHANT) on guitar and screams, Joe Axler (SKARP, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH, SPLATTERHOUSE) on drums and Jerad Shealey (RECEDER) on bass, the band plays in a ...

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MANOWAR: New Interview To Air On Greece's 'TV War' Tonight

Greece's metal TV show "TV War" will broadcast an interview with MANOWAR's Eric Adams and Karl Logan tonight (Wednesday, November 15) on MAD TV at 11:00 p.m. (CET). The 90-minute show will also include new clips from AMON AMARTH, RAMMSTEIN, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOATWHORE, KAMELOT and others. You can watch "TV War" through the Greek ...

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WITH PASSION Taps Renowned Artist For Sophomore Album

Sacramento-based technical metalcore outfit WITH PASSION has tapped renowned artist and musician Dave Quiggle to create the artwork for the band's sophomore album, "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes", due in February 2007 via Earache Records. Dave Quiggle is best known for of his in-house work at Facedown Records and past collaboration with ...

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SIN DEALER To Enter Studio In December

SIN DEALER, the band featuring members of SEA OF GREEN, SONS OF OTIS, EDWIN and PLASMA BLAST, will enter Escarpment Sound in Toronto on December 1 with Gary Honess (I MOTHER EARTH, BURNING THE DAY, SEA OF GREEN) back at the helm to begin recording its new CD. "Working with Gary is a blast, he's ...

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MANOWAR Giving Away Custom-Built Chopper

MANOWAR will give away one newly designed and custom-built chopper during the upcoming "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour 2007". This bike is a Custom Chopper Hardcore II from Custom Chrome with a rigid frame and 88-cubic-inch show polished engine and the "Gods of War" album artwork. If you would like to be part of ...

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WINTERSUN Gig Interrupted By Western European Blackout

WINTERSUN's appearance last night (November 4) at the Burning Fall festival in Lichtenfels, Bavaria was interrupted by a complete electric blackout. This blackout began at 10:13 p.m. in the Cologne area of Germany and the domino effect caused a cascade of electricity cuts throughout Western Europe. (Read an Associated Press report at this ...

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FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS To Kick Off CRO-MAGS Tribute Tour Tomorrow

FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, the band featuring original CRO-MAGS members John Joseph (vocals) and Mackie Jayson (drums) along with special guests Tom Capone (BOLD, QUICKSAND) on guitar and Cache Tolman (ICEBURN, CIV, RIVAL SCHOOLS) on bass, will embark on a European tour beginning Friday night (Nov. 3) in Arnhem, Holland. The group will play a special ...

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MANOWAR: More Rescheduled European Tour Dates Announced

MANOWAR has announced more dates for its rescheduled European leg of the Demons, Dragons And Warriors World Tour 2007, also featuring RHAPSODY OF FIRE and HOLYHELL. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 14 - Sportovní Hala Novesta - Zlín, CZR Mar. 15 - CEZ Aréna – Pardubice, CZR Mar. 16 - Hala Lokomotiva ...

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WINTERSUN To Mix New Album In May

Drummer Kai Hahto of WINTERSUN, the Finnish band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, has issued the following update: "We have to inform you that the last three shows which were in Sweden and Norway are not going to happen in the upcoming European tour. AMON AMARTH are heading straight from Europe to support ...

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The Realm of Napalm Records - VARIOUS ARTISTS

If you aren't already familiar with this label's preoccupation with the European bastard sons and daughters of TIAMAT, CREMATORY THE GATHERING and CEMETARY, you'll find much to love in this extensive label sampler. Of course, if you are already a disciple of heavy guitars, gothic attitudes, female vocals, and (occasionally) fake elf ears and medieval ...

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Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History

On October 31, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of THE classic albums of its catalogue — FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's mighty "Doomsday for the Deceiver". The album will be re-released as a three-disc-set — two CDs and one DVD. It includes the original version, a remixed version (by the album's original producer, Bill Metoyer), demo ...

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MANOWAR Ringtones Coming Soon

MANOWAR ringtones will be available in the near future. The band would like to know which songs YOU would like to download for your mobile phone, so send in your 10 favorite songs to [email protected] Your vote will influence the list of ringtones, so make sure that the band hears your wishes! As previously reported, ...

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Reunited IMMORTAL To Headline Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL

Reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have been confirmed as the headliners of the 2007 edition of the Inferno Festival, set to take place April 5-7 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. "It will be a great show in front of a good mixture of Norwegian fans and people form all over ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Answers Questions

First-week sales of BLIND GUARDIAN's "A Twist in the Myth" in the U.S. landed Germany's favorite sons at No. 21 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 288 on the Billboard Album chart. While out on the road in Europe, new drummer Fredrik Ehmke took some time out to answer the following questions: Worst ...

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IMMORTAL Announces U.S. Dates For 2007

Norway's black metal legends IMMORTAL disbanded in 2003 after 13 successful years as one of the pioneers of metal, with a legacy of seven full-length albums, including their latest milestone, 2002's "Sons of Northern Darkness", through Nuclear Blast Records. After a solid break, the band has decided to enter the battlefield again, and what better ...

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H.I.M., CATHEDRAL, ANATHEMA, AMORPHIS Confirmed For Finland's HELLDONE FESTIVAL

H.I.M., CATHEDRAL, ANATHEMA, DIABLO, AMORPHIS, KATATONIA, BLAKE, 45 DEGREE WOMAN and SARA have been confirmed for the Helldone Festival 2006, set to take place December 29-31 at the Tavastia and Semifinal clubs in Helsinki, Finland. The running order is shaping up as follows: Friday, December 29: CATHEDRAL DIABLO BLAKE Saturday, December 30: AMORPHIS ANATHEMA 45 ...

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