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OZZFEST 2007: First Ticketing Details Released

You've heard about how Ozzfest is boldly redefining the concert industry this year by making all the tickets to the summer's premiere touring concert festival entirely free for fans. Well, Ozzfest fans have a number of ways to score a pair of tickets to "FreeFest" — which will rock mightily with festival's namesake OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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CHTHONIC Members Comment On Upcoming OZZFEST Tour

Ozzfest will get a taste of the Far East as the Taiwanese black metal band CHTHONIC joins the traveling heavy metal festival's lineup this summer. "It's our pleasure to play Ozzfest as the first Asian extreme metal band," said CHTHONIC frontman Freddy. "We believe that we are going to lead a wave of Asian extreme ...

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NILE: OZZFEST 'Off' Dates Announced

NILE has lined up the following Ozzfest "off" dates with Taiwan's CHTHONIC: July 20 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre July 27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater July 29 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck Aug. 09 - Cleveland, OH @ Harpo’s Aug. 21 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club (with ...

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Taiwan's CHTHONIC Added To OZZFEST 2007's Second-Stage Lineup

Taiwan's CHTHONIC, the black metal band that has already broken down musical barriers in its homeland, will spend this summer on Ozzfest 2007 as a part of the second stage's rotating lineup alongside such acclaimed artists as HATEBREED, NILE, THE SHOWDOWN and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, among others. The Ozzfest billing is now shaping up ...

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ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE CHTHONIC ...

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VITAL REMAINS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

VITAL REMAINS has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE CHTHONIC COMMUNIC ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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RUNEMAGICK: Split CD With OCEAN CHIEF Detailed

Aftermath Music will release "The Northern Lights" OCEAN CHIEF / RUNEMAGICK split CD, strictly limited to 500 handnumbered digipack copies. The CD is expected late February or early March. The track listing is as follows: 01. OCEAN CHIEF – "Gathering Souls" 02. RUNEMAGICK - "Bound in Magick Haze" 03. RUNEMAGICK - "Chthonic Temple Smoke" The ...

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ICED EARTH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ICED EARTH has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE CHTHONIC COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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LORDI, MENDEED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

LORDI and MENDEED have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE CHTHONIC COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION DIE ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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1349, CHTHONIC Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349 and Taiwanese black-metal band CHTHONIC have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE ...

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RUNEMAGICK: Split CD With OCEAN CHIEF To Surface In February/March

Aftermath Music will release the split CD "The Northern Lights", featuring RUNEMAGICK and OCEAN CHIEF, in February/March 2007. In other news, the new RUNEMAGICK full-length album will be released in April/May 2007. New songtitles include "Voyage to Desolation", "Chthonic Temple Smoke", "The 3rd Moon", "Volcano Throne" and "Bound in Magick Haze". RUNEMAGICK's current lineup is: ...

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RUNEMAGICK Schedules Mixing Session In December

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK will return to the studio in December to mix some of its recently recorded material. New songtitles include "Voyage to Desolation", "Chthonic Temple Smoke", "The 3rd Moon", "Volcano Throne" and "Bound in Magick Haze". RUNEMAGICK's current lineup is: Nicklas Rudolfsson - Guitars, Vocals Emma Karlsson - Bass Daniel Mojjo ...

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CHTHONIC Frontman To Speak At CMJ MUSIC MARATHON

MTV.com reports that Freddy, frontman for the Taiwanese black-metal band CHTHONIC, will make his U.S. public-speaking debut November 3 in New York at the CMJ Music Marathon panel "From Glam to Death: Metal Subgenre Feasts". He'll be plugging the band's first U.S. release, "Seediq Bale", which came out October 3. Influenced by EMPEROR and early ...

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Taiwanese Black Metal Masters CHTHONIC To Release Fourth Album

Taiwan's biggest metal export, the symphonic black metal band CHTHONIC, will release its fourth album, "Seediqbale", on October 3 through Down Port Music/RED. The weepy sounds of the er-hu, a two-string violin that dates back to Tang dynasty (618-907), gives CHTHONIC's music an ethnic flare while adding another eerie layer to the band's sounds of ...

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The Chthonic Chronicles - BAL-SAGOTH

It must piss off BAL-SAGOTH to no end that those puffy-shirted Italian rogues in RHAPSODY get the real Christopher Lee to add narration to their albums. They'd certainly give the old ham more scenery to chew on — a good portion of the vocals on these blustery, unbelievably pretentious tracks are delivery in a haughty, ...

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BAL-SAGOTH: New Song Posted Online

A brand new BAL-SAGOTH track, entitled "The Hammer of the Emperor", has been posted online at the band's MySpace.com page. The song comes off the group's recently completed long-awaited sixth album, "The Chthonic Chronicles", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. "The Chthonic Chronicles" (view cover here) track listing: ...

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BAL-SAGOTH: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

U.K.-based black/death quintet BAL-SAGOTH have set "The Chthonic Chronicles" as the title of their long-awaited sixth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. "The Chthonic Chronicles" track listing: 01. The Sixth Adulation of His Chthonic Majesty 02. Invocations Beyond The Outer-World Night 03. Six Score and Ten Oblations to a Malefic Avatar ...

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MAYHEM: Hungarian, Asian Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Dec. 10 - Budapest, HUN @ TBA Jan. 29 - Bangkok, THA @ Hollywood Awards Hall (w/ SURRENDER OF DIVINITY, IRONFIST) Feb. 03 - Taipei, TWN @ Huashan Arts District (w/ CHTHONIC) Feb. 04 - Kuala Lumpur, MYS @ Backroom (w/ ...

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Taiwan's CHTHONIC To Perform In Front Of President's Hall

Taiwanese metal band CHTHONIC will finish out a momentous year in their career with two more extraordinary events: playing the annual New Year's Eve concert in front of President's Hall and the release of the band's Mandarin theme for the 21st Century Fox Taiwan release of "Freddy vs. Jason". CHTHONIC will play with New Year's ...

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Taiwanese Black Metal Band CHTHONIC Put Spin On The Country's Past

The controversial Taiwanese black metal band CHTHONIC have been criticized for mixing politics and music, and have even been prevented from performing in China after being labeled as "pro-independence musicians." They extolled the virtues of Na Tao Ji, a tragic heroine of Taiwanese folklore, by singing her story in front of the Presidential Office on ...

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Taiwanese Heavy Metal Band CHTHONIC Win Top Music Prize

Taiwanese heavy metal quintet CHTHONIC (web site), affectionately dubbed "the BLACK SABBATH of Asia", won the award for "Best Rock Group" at Taiwan's 14th annual Golden Melody Awards, held Saturday night (August 2) in Taipei. President Chen Shui-bian presented the award to the Taiwanese rockers, who wore long black leather coats and dark ...

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