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ONE WITHOUT Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Gothenburg, Sweden-based, female-fronted rock/metal act ONE WITHOUT has inked a deal with Lifeforce Records. The group's new album, "Thoughts of a Secluded Mind", will be released in September. The CD was mixed by Mattias Wänerstam (AVATAR, WITHIN Y) and mastered by Dragan Tanakovic (MUSTACH, EUROPE, IN FLAMES, EVERGREY). According to a press release, ONE WITHOUT ...

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DIABOLICAL Announces Headlining Tour

Swedish death metal masters DIABOLICAL have announced a six-show European headlining tour supported by AVATAR and ARISE. "The Final Elimination Of All Positive Emotions" tour dates: March 20 - Frankfurt, Germany - Die Halle March 22 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice March 24 - Gent, Belgium - Frontline * March 25 - Antwerpen, ...

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ATHEIST Mixing 'Live At Wacken' Recording

Vocalist Kelly Shaefer of the reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST has issued the following update: "We were in the 'infamous' LedBelly Sound Studios [in Atlanta, Georgia] yesterday finishing the mixing of ATHEIST 'Live At Wacken'. It's a very stripped-down, no-overdubs live recording from our appearance at Wacken Open Air in 2006 as part of ...

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AVATAR: Swedish Dates Announced

Swedish metallers AVATAR have scheduled the following dates: Oct. 24 - Huddinge, Sweden – Huset (Metal Gala) Oct. 25 - Jönköping, Sweden- Gamla Chinabiografen (Metalfest 2008) AVATAR's latest album, entitled "Schlacht", was released on October 24, 2007 via Gain Records. The group started recording the follow-up to 2006's "Thoughts of No Tomorrow" in May 2007. ...

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JIMI HENDRIX AND THE GHETTO FIGHTERS Material To Be Released

After almost 40 years in the vault, the never-before-heard or -seen multimedia material produced by Jimi Hendrix and the GHETTO FIGHTERS is being readied for release and licensing through a subsidiary of the we-R-you Corporation, the technology, software and multimedia company. The previously unreleased material was produced by Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Allen and Albert Allen ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Frontman Launching Private Entropia Universe Army

Mindark, developer and operator of Virtual World Entropia Universe, and rock icon Lemmy from MOTÖRHEAD, today announced a partnership in which Lemmy and his band will team up with Mindark to create Motörhead Stadium and Lemmy's Castle within Entropia Universe. The Stadium and Castle are being built utilizing the award-winning CryENGINE2 graphics engine. This will ...

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It's Official: New GUNS N' ROSES Track To Debut In 'Rock Band 2'

Harmonix, the world's premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom's MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit new features for the next evolution of the groundbreaking music platform, Rock Band 2. With the original Rock ...

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OZZY, PARAMORE, SMASHING PUMPKINS, TOOL In Next 'Guitar Hero'?

The Pulse of Radio reports that a leaked online consumer response survey may have provided clues to which artists will be represented on Guitar Hero: World Tour, the next installment in the hugely successful video game series. According to Kotaku.com, the survey, generated by a market research firm, indicated that playable digital versions of Ozzy ...

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ENFORCER Confirmed For Sweden's ARVIKAFESTIVALEN

Swedish metal powerhouse ENFORCER has been confirmed for this summer's Arvikafestivalen, set to take place July 3-5 in Arvika, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are SLAYER, SOILWORK, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, THE HELLACOPTERS, VOLBEAT, DEATHSTARS, BEHEMOTH and AVATAR, among many others. For more information, visit www.arvikafestivalen.se. Following up its appearance on the "Speed KillsAgain!" sampler, ...

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SISTER SIN Wins SWEDEN ROCK's 'Nordic Challenge'

Swedish female-fronted band SISTER SIN beat out more than 2,500 groups to win the Nordic Challenge competition and land a slot at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. SISTER SIN recently released a well-received EP, "Smash The Silence". In addition, they toured Europe with W.A.S.P. during 2007. ...

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ACE FREHLEY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Original KISS guitarist Ace Fehley has been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACE FREHLEY (US) ASTRAL DOORS (S) AT THE GATES (S) AVATAR (S) AXEWITCH (S) BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (US) BONAFIDE ...

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OBITUARY Guitarist RALPH SANTOLLA Announces Guest Appearances

Semi-legendary guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, ex-DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH) has issued the following update: "I recently played a few guest spots for some friends, and I thought I'd let y'all know what they are, and when/where you can get them. "First off, I played a solo on my friend Todd Grubbs' new instrumental CD, 'Time, ...

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AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH, VIVIAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH and VIVIAN have been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. AVANTASIA mainman Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) will be backed during the group's performance by a phenomenal band, including members of KAMELOT, HEAVEN'S GATE and — of course — EDGUY. ...

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OBITUARY Frontman Back Home From European Tour

John Tardy, vocalist for the Florida-based death metal legends OBITUARY, has issued the following update: "Another successful European tour complete and we all made it home safely. Five weeks on the road and that bus could not have felt any smaller, but we really had a good time! We made it home on Wednesday and ...

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POISON Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

'80s hard rockers POISON have been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This will mark the band's only European appearance of 2008 and their first concert in Europe in 15 years. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ASTRAL ...

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AVATAR To Support MEGADETH In Sweden

Swedish metallers AVATAR have been confirmed as the main support for MEGADETH on February 6 at Arenan in Stockholm. Also appearing on the bill is EVILE. In other news, AVATAR will perform at 2008's South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 14 in Austin, Texas. AVATAR recently posted the third AvatarTV episode from the band's European ...

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OBITUARY Members Check In From Europe

OBITUARY vocalist John Tardy has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The show [Saturday] night [January 26] in Glauchau [Germany] was totally sick and packed! We really appreciate all the support from our German fans. I think we have played like six shows in Germany and all the shows there were ...

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OBITUARY Confirmed For Austria's SUMMER NIGHTS OPEN AIR

Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BELPHEGOR DARK FORTRESS DARKSIDE DEADLOCK EQUILIBRIUM FALL OF SERENITY IN SLUMBER INZEST MAROON MASTIC SCUM MAYHEM OBITUARY RIGER ...

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OBITUARY Forced To Perform Without Bassist FRANK WATKINS

OBITUARY bassist Frank Watkins has been forced to miss the band's last couple of shows in Europe in order to attend his grandmother's funeral in Florida. He is expected to rejoin his bandmates for Monday night's (January 21) concert in Rennes, France. OBITUARY recently shot a video for the song "Evil Ways" with comic book ...

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