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SHELTER Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SHELTER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): A.O.K. AGNOSTIC FRONT AMORPHIS ARCH ENEMY BLEED THE SKY BLOODSIMPLE BORN FROM PAIN BOYSETSFIRE BULLET ...

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Metal Musicians On 'Headbanger's Ball': Then And Now

To celebrate the release of the third installment of the "MTV Headbanger's Ball" compilations, entitled "MTV Headbanger's Ball - The Revenge" (due on April 11 via Roadrunner Records), some of the participants have got together to answer questions on their relationship with the MTV series and compilation. Question: Were you a fan of the original ...

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VENOM Record Session For The BBC

British black metal pioneers VENOM have recorded another session for the BBC at London's Maida Vale studios, which is due for broadcast on Radio 1 before the end of March. This is the second recording by VENOM since 1985, when they recorded four tracks for Tommy Vance's "Friday Rock Show". VENOM recorded the following songs ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Explain Abbreviated San Diego Set

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY, who are currently touring North America with OPETH, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and DEVILDRIVER, have posted the following message on their official web site: "[Monday's] show in San Diego turned out more than a little weird. Due to our bus breaking down on the way from San Francisco, we arrived to the ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Support VENOM On U.S. Tour

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has told MTV.com that the band will hit the road late spring for seven U.S. shows in support of VENOM. "I'm doing it just to get the shirt," he joked. While Fafara said his summer's still wide open — he believes DEVILDRIVER will tour in July and ...

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OPETH: 'Chronology MCMXCIV-MMV' Setlist Revealed

Sweden's OPETH staged the first of their special performances, dubbed "Chronology MCMXCIV-MMV - A Live Observation By Opeth", on Thursday (Feb. 23) at New York City's Town Hall. The concert consisted of a chronologically played setlist, starting with music from the very first record, "Orchid", and ending with vibes from the latest opus, "Ghost Reveries". ...

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NORTHWEST ROYALE Sign With ROCK RIDGE MUSIC

Eugene, Oregon quintet NORTHWEST ROYALE are bringing their "progressive hardcore" rock sound to the Rock Ridge Music roster with their forthcoming album, "Home Is Where The Hate Is", scheduled for release on May 9. The band are known for their intense live shows and they've built a huge following in the Pacific Northwest, sharing stages ...

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DEVILDRIVER: Audio Interview With DEZ FAFARA Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 43 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode spotlights a nine-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara. Interview topics include Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK SABBATH, Johnny Cash, RAGING SLAB, Aleister Crowley, and video director Joe Lynch. Additional topics include CHILDREN OF BODOM, BATHORY, VENOM, GUNS ...

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OPETH: South American/Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's OPETH have announced the details of their South American/Mexican tour, set to take place in September/October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 22 - Mexico City, MEX - Circo Volador Sep. 23 - Monterey, MEX - Café Iguana Sep. 24 - Guadalajara, MEX - Hardrock Café Sep. 27 - Santiago, CHL - Teatro Caupolican ...

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IN FLAMES' 'Come Clarity' Enters BILLBOARD Chart At No. 58!

IN FLAMES' new album, "Come Clarity" (Ferret), has sold just under 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 58 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is more than double the first-week tally registered by the group's last CD, "Soundtrack To Your Escape" (released ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Forced To Miss First Show Of OPETH Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY missed their connecting flight in Paris on their way to the U.S for their tour with OPETH and will unfortunately not play the first show of the OPETH tour on Wednesday, February 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina. DARK TRANQUILLITY's first live appearance on the tour will be in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday, ...

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IN FLAMES: More European Chart Positions Revealed

According to a posting on IN FLAMES' official web site, the group's new album, "Come Clarity", has registered the following chart positions in Europe so far: Sweden: #1 Finland: #1 Germany: #6 Norway: #16 Austria: #27 Denmark: #52 U.K.: #67 IN FLAMES' North American "Come Clarity" headlining tour launched on January 25 to a sold-out ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Come Clarity' U.K. Chart Positions Revealed

According to a posting on IN FLAMES' official web site, the group's new album, "Come Clarity", has registered the following chart positions in the U.K.: Top 200 Artist Albums: #67 Top 50 Independent Albums: #7 Rock & Metal Top 40: #2 As previously reported, "Come Clarity", has entered the Swedish and the Finnish national album ...

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OPETH: Tel Aviv Show Sold Out In Nine Days

OPETH's April 1, 2006 performance at at the Theatre Club in Tel Aviv, Israel completely sold out within nine days of tickets going on sale, according to the concert organizers. As previously reported, OPETH have been confirmed as the headliners of the Close-Up Festival, set to take place April 15-16 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden. ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Come Clarity' Tops Swedish, Finnish Album Charts

IN FLAMES' new album, "Come Clarity", has entered the Swedish and the Finnish national album charts at position No. 1. In other news, IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén will be interviewed on the Swedish national radio channel P3 (Musikjornalen) Thursday evening (Feb. 9) sometime after 8:03 p.m. CET. More information is available at

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IN FLAMES: 'Come Clarity' Tops Hard Rock Radio Charts

IN FLAMES' brand new album "Come Clarity" has vaulted to the top of the college radio and commercial specialty Hard Rock charts — across the board — in just its second week. "Come Clarity" hit North American stores on Tuesday, February 7 via New Jersey's Ferret Music. Propelled by the red-hot single and video "Take ...

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IN FLAMES Announce AOL MUSIC 'Advance Listening Party'

IN FLAMES have announced an AOL Music "Advance Listening Party", previewing their long-awaited new album "Come Clarity". "Come Clarity" will be released in North America on February 7 through Ferret Music. The IN FLAMES / AOL Music "Advance Listening Party" will enable AOL Music listeners to hear IN FLAMES' new album in its entirety. "Come ...

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7TH PLAGUE To Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Cleveland's 7TH PLAGUE have accepted an offer from Metal Blade Records for a four-album recording contract. The band will be signing the record deal on Wednesday, February 8 during a dinner at Westlake, Ohio's Dave and Busters and are extending an invitation to all interested press to come to the signing. 7TH PLAGUE came into ...

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OPETH Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Sweden's OPETH have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL and VOLBEAT, among others. More acts will be announced soon. As previously reported, OPETH will hold several special performances, dubbed "Chronology MCMXCIV- MMV - A Live Observation ...

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