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UNLEASHED: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be embarking on a three-date Mexican tour in late October. Commented the band in a statement: "We are looking forward to finally meeting all our Mexican warriors once again!!!" The dates are as follows: Oct. 28 - Box Underground - Tijuana B.C, MEX Oct. 29 - Circo Volador - ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Announce Hometown Gig

Helsinki, Finland-based metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced a one-off hometown gig on October 29 at Nosturi. As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM will be embarking on a North American headlining tour with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH beginning in early November. A list of confirmed dates can be found at CHILDREN OF BODOM's official

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THORIUM: New Three-Song Demo Available For Free Download

Danish old-school death metallers THORIUM have completed work on a new three-song demo at Berno studios (THE HAUNTED, DEFLESHED, GOD DETHRONED, AMON AMARTH, KAAMOS) in Malmö, Sweden. Download the tracks "Cast from Hell", "Sinful Death" and "Malignant Darkness" at the group's newly relaunched web site. THORIUM's second album, "Unleashing the Demons", was released ...

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END OF GREEN Enter German Chart At No. 99

German melancholics END OF GREEN have entered the official German album chart at position No. 99 with their latest CD, "Dead End Dreaming" (Silverdust Records). The CD was released in a special limited digipack version containing one exclusive bonus track, the "Dead End Hero" video clip and other video features. END OF GREEN's new single, ...

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CROWPATH Complete Work On New Album

Swedish metalcore act CROWPATH have posted the following message on their official web site: "At last!! Our recording session for our second album, 'Son of Sulphur', is now completed. 10 days of sweat, broken microphones, headache and broken eardrums is over. The recording session was done with producer Andy Andersson in Berno studios (where bands ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Launch 'Favorite Song' Poll

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have launched a poll for fans to vote for their favorite COB songs at their official web site. The band will take the results of this poll into consideration while deciding the setlist for their upcoming gigs. As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM recently signed a three-album extension ...

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UNLEASHED To Film UP FROM THE GROUND Performance For Upcoming DVD

According to a posting on their official web site, legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be filming their performance at next week's (August 26-27) Up From The Ground festival in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. UNLEASHED had previously shot their July 1 concert at the With Full Force festival ...

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HOMO IRATUS Pull Out Of Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. The group's performance at the event was called off "due to certain events that will be all too embarassing for some to ...

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KAAMOS: First Two Albums To Be Released On Gatefold Vinyl

Swedish death metallers KAAMOS will have their first two albums released on gatefold vinyl (including a poster) by Imperium Productions. These pieces will be strictly limited to 500 copies each. First out will be the debut album (originally issued in 2002), released in late August. "Lucifer Rising" (2005) will follow late fall. All inquires should ...

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AMON AMARTH: DVD Shoot To Feature 'Full Pyro'

AMON AMARTH's August 16 performance at the Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany (with support from CATARACT and IMPIOUS) will be filmed for the group's first official DVD, tentatively due before the end of the year. "There will be a full pyro show and many other special effects in true viking style," reads a posting ...

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CROWPATH Announce New Album Title

Swedish metalcore act CROWPATH have set "Son of Sulphur" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Willowtip/Earache. The band will enter Berno Studios (THE HAUNTED, DEFLESHED, GOD DETHRONED, AMON AMARTH, KAAMOS) in Malmö, Sweden on August 12 with engineer Andy Andersson to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's "Red ...

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HOMO IRATUS Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are MANOWAR, GOREFEST and BALANCE OF POWER. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances by such bands ...

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JIZZY PEARL Slams BLABBERMOUTH.NET For 'Refusing' To Post PEARL-Related News Stories

During a recent appearance on Ohio's "The Classic Metal Show", RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE frontman Jizzy Pearl took a lighthearted jab at BLABBERMOUTH.NET for allegedly "refusing" to post any "Jizzy Pearl-related news on the site unless it's negative." Speaking on the "The Classic Metal Show Artist Takeover Show #3" in a segment that immediately followed the airing of ...

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BANG YOUR HEAD Festival Photos Posted Online

Hungary's HardRock.hu webzine has uploaded a hundred photos taken at last month's Bang Your Head festival, which took place in Balingen, Germany. The festival included performances from such artists as MORGANA LEFAY, EXCITER, KAMELOT, KROKUS, DESTRUCTION, AMON AMARTH, DORO, U.D.O., GAMMA RAY, and SAXON, among others. Check out the pictures at this location. ...

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UNLEASHED To Film WITH FULL FORCE Performance For Upcoming DVD

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be filming their July 1 performance at the With Full Force festival in Leipzig, Germany for an upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. "Together with all the UNLEASHED warriors we'll make the loudest piece of video in the history of death metal," the band write on their web ...

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MANOWAR Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

MANOWAR are the first confirmed band for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. About seven bands will be sharing the stage with MANOWAR. Other confirmed acts will be announced soon. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances ...

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HATE PROFILE To Release Debut Album In November

HATE PROFILE, the new "cold, eerie and chaotic" black metal project featuring Amon 418 (HORTUS ANIMAE, OPPOSITE SIDES) and GroM (ANCIENT, HORTUS ANIMAE), will release their debut album, "The Khaos Hatefile", in November. However, the identity of the label that will release the album won't be revealed until "the ink dries out," the group write ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Magazine's Annual Cruise

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock magazine's annual roundtrip cruise from Sweden to Finland on September 30. More information will be made available soon. In other news, UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund has issued the following update: "I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank all the Swedish warriors ...

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