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HATE PROFILE Complete Work On Debut Album, Seek Label Home

HATE PROFILE, the new "cold, eerie and chaotic" black metal project featuring Amon 418 (HORTUS ANIMAE, OPPOSITE SIDES) and GroM (ANCIENT, HORTUS ANIMAE), have completed work on their debut album, "The Khaos Hatefile". The CD was produced by Amon 418 for Era Vulgaris Musick and it comes in an "icy" digipack designed by Fabban ov ...

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THRESHOLD Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will mark the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of this year's event will ...

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COMMUNIC Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

COMMUNIC, the Norwegian progressive/power metal band featuring ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

HIGH ON FIRE have announced their first headlining tour of 2005 in support of their forthcoming new album, "Blessed Black Wings". HIGH ON FIRE will kick off a three-week trek beginning February 4 at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA. The tour is expected to conclude on February 24 in Salt Lake City, UT ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best ...

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DREAM EVIL Announce Japanese Tour

DREAM EVIL, the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will be embarking on a Japanese tour beginning in early February. Support at the shows will come from METALIUM. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. ...

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TRISTANIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Norwegian metal band TRISTANIA are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. Also set to appear at the festival are IMPIOUS, KRISIUN, THE VISION BLEAK, SUIDAKRA, EKTOMORF, AMON AMARTH, MAROON, SYMPHORCE, BORN FROM PAIN, ENDSTILLE, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ...

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THE RED DEATH Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has officially inked a worldwide deal with the upstate New York metal band THE RED DEATH. Having previously released a six-song EP with Crooked Halo Records, band's first full-length album is scheduled to hit stores in the spring/summer of 2005. THE RED DEATH just finished up recording at Indie Audio in Syracuse, ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

VIRGIN STEELE have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". To celebrate ...

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ATROCITY, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

ATROCITY, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ENDSTILLE, END OF GREEN and LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE are the latest bands confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. Also set to appear at the festival are MAROON, EKTOMORF, AMON AMARTH, SUIDAKRA, IMPIOUS, KRISIUN and THE VISION BLEAK. More confirmations ...

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SYMPHORCE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SYMPHORCE are the latest band confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. Also set to appear at the festival are MAROON, EKTOMORF, AMON AMARTH, SUIDAKRA, IMPIOUS, KRISIUN and THE VISION BLEAK. More confirmations will be announced during the coming days. ...

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PRETTY MAIDS Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OVERKILL, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED, MASTERPLAN, UNLEASHED, SONATA ARCTICA, ...

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AMON AMARTH Complete 'The Pursuit Of Vikings' Video

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have finished shooting a video for the song "The Pursuit of Vikings". Young directors Philipp Hirsch and Heiko Tippelt brought in some great ideas and did an awesome job in filming and editing the clip as well, according to a press release. "We recorded the video in an old abandoned railway house ...

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Producer: HELLOWEEN To Begin Recording This Month

Acclaimed German producer/engineer Charlie Bauerfeind (SAXON, HAMMERFALL, RAGE, BLIND GUARDIAN) has posted the following update at his official web site: "Finally we started the pre-production phase of the next HELLOWEEN record about a week ago. The guys are already in songwriting and rehearsal mode since [last] month and are working very hard to shape up ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OVERKILL, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED, MASTERPLAN, ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". ...

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BORN FROM PAIN: In Pre-Production Mode

As first reported here on Oct. 10, Metal Blade Records has now confirmed the signing of Dutch metalcore act BORN FROM PAIN. The band commented on the signing: "We are proud to be part of one of the world's most authentic and dedicated labels when it comes to hard and heavy music. We ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Sweden's HELLFUELED are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, SONATA ARCTICA, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information ...

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MASTERPLAN: 'Aeronautics' Album Due In January

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have set "Aeronautics" as the title of their sophomore full-length album, due on January 24, 2005 via Germany's AFM Records. A four-song EP, containing two non-album cuts plus a multimedia section, will precede the album ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More ...

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ACCEPT: Additional Summer Festival Appearances Planned

A spokesperson at Germany's Rock Hard magazine has offered more information about the upcoming ACCEPT reunion which is scheduled to take place at the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival on May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. "The ACCEPT gig at our festival will be the first show they play," the spokesperson told ...

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Metal Legends ACCEPT To Headline Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Reunited German metal legends ACCEPT have been confirmed as one of the two headliners of the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Long-running New Jersey-based metallers OVERKILL are the latest band confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information (in ...

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