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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Tour Report, Photos Posted Online

CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä has issued the following report from the band's current North American tour with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH: "Only a couple more shows to play. It's been such an amazing tour. We would never have expected this kind of tour here when headlining. "AMON AMARTH and TRIVIUM are great to ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA 2006 Festival

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the Metalmania 2006 festival, set to take place March 4, 2006 in Katowice, Poland. As previously reported, UNLEASHED filmed their entire performance at the Up From The Ground festival (August 26-27, 2005) for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. UNLEASHED had also shot their July ...

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TRIVIUM Pay Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

TRIVIUM guitarist Corey Beaulieu has posted the following report from the band's North American tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMON AMARTH: "Well, the BODOM tour has been a great tour! The bands and crews are some of the nicest people we have been on tour with. "We want to thank all the fans for ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman: 'This Is By Far The Best American Tour Yet'

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of the Orlando, Florida metal sensations TRIVIUM has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The [North American] tour [with CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMON AMARTH] has been outstanding. This is by far the best American tour yet. The reactions are insane, the crowds fantastic, the bands we're touring ...

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AMON AMARTH Frontman Checks In From Dallas

AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "Time flies when you're having fun, and time during the last three weeks has been super sonic!! Since last time we checked in we've played Salt Lake City, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, San Fransisco, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Phoenix ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRŸCHE, W.A.S.P., FEAR FACTORY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Newport Music Hall City/State: Columbus, Ohio Date: Nov. 4, 2005 Gross Sales: $29,250 Attendance: 1,170 Capacity: 1,400 Artist/Event: QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Lifestyle Communities Pavilion City/State: Columbus , Ohio Date: Sept. ...

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DISILLUSION: Live Video Available Online

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, have posted a live video for the song "Alone I Stand In Fires" at this location. "[The clip] was shot on October 21st, 2004 when we were on European tour with AMON AMARTH and IMPIOUS," the band write on their web site. "The video shows DISILLUSION ...

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HATE PROFILE: Audio Samples Posted Online

One-minute samples of all the tracks from HATE PROFILE's upcoming debut album, "The Khaos Hatefile", have been posted online at this location. HATE PROFILE is the new "cold, eerie and chaotic" black metal project featuring Amon 418 (HORTUS ANIMAE, OPPOSITE SIDES) and GroM (ANCIENT, HORTUS ANIMAE, ex-DOOMSWORD, PSYCHORDER). Due on December 20 via ...

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TRIVIUM Crowned YAHOO! MUSIC's 'Who's Next?' Contest Winner

The awards and accolades keep coming in for TRIVIUM, who have just been named Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" winner for the month of December. Accumulating 37% of the votes, TRIVIUM have won an exclusive performance and interview that will available at Yahoo.com for the month of December. The band will be stopping by Yahoo!'s L.A. ...

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AMON AMARTH Frontman Checks In From Denver

AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg has posted the following tour update at the group's official web site: "Today [Friday, Nov. 18] we've reached Denver, Colorado, and the Gothic Theatre. So far the tour has been great, and it's been really cool to see all of you fans, and to feel your support. Thank you all! ...

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AMON AMARTH: California In-Store Appearance Announced

Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH will make an exclusive in-store appearance on Tuesday, November 29 at 3:00 p.m. at: Blue Meannie Records 1164 N 2nd St El Cajon, CA 92021 619-442-5034 The band will be meeting fans, signing autographs and "listening to metal." AMON AMARTH are currently touring North American with CHILDREN OF BODOM and TRIVIUM ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Guest On FUSE TV's 'Metal Asylum'

Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM will be appearing on Fuse TV's "Metal Asylum" program tonight (November 15). Alexi Laiho (guitar, vocals), Janne Wirman (keyboards) and Roope Latvala (guitar) all stop by by the studio and talk with Juliya about their first U.S. headlining tour with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH, their new record, "Are You ...

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AMON AMARTH Check In From The Road

Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Just got off stage from the Quebec show, it was the first time for us in this city and you made us feel really welcome, thank you!! It was the perfect start for this tour, despite the problems that we had. ...

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HATE PROFILE To Release Debut Album In December

HATE PROFILE, the new "cold, eerie and chaotic" black metal project featuring Amon 418 (HORTUS ANIMAE, OPPOSITE SIDES) and GroM (ANCIENT, HORTUS ANIMAE, ex-DOOMSWORD, PSYCHORDER), will release their debut album, "The Khaos Hatefile", on December 20 via Cruz del Sur Music. The CD was produced by Amon 418 for Era Vulgaris Musick and the first ...

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UNLEASHED 'Ordered Off' X-MASS FESTIVALS Tour

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have posted the following message on their official web site: "Since the beginning of this year we have announced and promoted our confirmed participation on the X-Mass tour 2005 [with HYPOCRISY, EXODUS, NAGLFAR, WINTERSUN and FEAR MY THOUGHTS]. "According to the promoter Metallysee, Nuclear Blast Records have now sponsored the tour ...

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TRIVIUM To Record New Album In April/May

Orlando, Florida metal sensations TRIVIUM have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are on our way to Quebec this morning to prepare for tomorrow's sold-out opening show at the Theatre Capitole in Quebec City with CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMON AMARTH, in fact we think all of the Canadian shows are ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: European Support Acts Announced

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have been confirmed as the support acts for CHILDREN OF BODOM on their upcoming European tour. The dates are as follows: Dec. 27 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall Dec. 28 ...

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RUNIC Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

Spanish death/pagan/viking/flok metallers RUNIC have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The six-piece band, whose sound is said to be similar to that of "FINNTROLL, MOONSORROW, ENSIFERUM or AMON AMARTH," will release their full-length debut, entitled "Liar Flags" on March 24, 2006. RUNIC's sole release thus far has been a six-song EP, entitled "Awaiting the ...

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TRIVIUM Looking Forward To CHILDREN OF BODOM Tour

Orlando, Florida metal sensations TRIVIUM have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are back in the States. Got in last night from Japan. The U.K., North Ireland, Europe and Japan was great — we enjoyed all the shows and had a excellent time. Thanks again to ALL THAT REMAINS and IT ...

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CROWPATH: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new CROWPATH track, entitled "The Will to Burn", has been made available for download at Willowtip.com (MP3, 4.5 MB). "The Will to Burn" comes off the Swedish metalcore act's second album, "Son of Sulphur", due in the U.S. on November 22 via Willowtip Records. A European release through Earache Records is expected ...

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From Your Grave - THE ABSENCE

Sometimes I think folks have exaggerated Metal Blade's supposed transition to a more "modern" metal label (read: metalcore), simply because of bands like AS I LAY DYING, UNEARTH (really a Swede-influenced melodic death/thrash band), and THE RED CHORD (a band for which the genre tag is far too limiting). I know, I started it, so ...

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