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EPICA Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST V

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest V, set to take place Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AFTER FOREVER BATTLELORE DISTORTED EPICA HOLY MOSES IMPERIA SIRENIA THEATRE OF TRAGEDY VALKYRE For more information, ...

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AFTER FOREVER, BATTLELORE, DISTORTED Confirmed For METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST V

AFTER FOREVER, BATTLELORE and DISTORTED have been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest V, set to take place Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AFTER FOREVER BATTLELORE DISTORTED HOLY MOSES IMPERIA SIRENIA THEATRE OF TRAGEDY VALKYRE For more information, visit ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DORNENREICH DORO EISBRECHER FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ...

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NIGHTMARE To Record New Album In May

After three albums produced by Norwegian producer Terje Refsnes, French power metallers NIGHTMARE are ready for a new challenge. The recording of the group's sixth studio album will start May 7, 2007 at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL). NIGHTMARE's follow-up to 2005's "The Dominion Gate" will ...

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NIGHTMARE: 'The Dominion Gate' Gets A Release Date

Regain Records has set a November 7 European release date for the new album from French power metallers NIGHTMARE, entitled "The Dominion Gate". The CD was recorded during April-May, 2005 at Soundsuite Studio with Norwegian producer Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, SIRENIA, GREEN CARNATION) and includes special guest appearances by AFTER FOREVER's Floor Jansen and Sander Gommans, ...

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Vocalist HENRIETTE BORDVIK Quits SIRENIA

Vocalist Henriette Bordvik has announced her departure from SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland. Her official statement on the matter reads as follows: "It's a difficult call this one, but it has now come down to me leaving SIRENIA. Seeing how the band is working full-time on the new ...

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NIGHTMARE Film Video For 'A Taste Of Armageddon'

French power metallers NIGHTMARE shot a video for the track "A Taste of Armageddon" last weekend with director Johann Porcher (KAIZEN). "A Taste of Armageddon" comes off the band's upcoming album, "The Dominion Gate", due this fall via Sweden's Regain Records. The CD was recorded during April-May, 2005 at Soundsuite Studio with Norwegian producer Terje ...

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NIGHTMARE: 'The Dominion Gate' Track Listing Revealed

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have revealed the complete track listing for their new album, "The Dominion Gate", due this fall via Sweden's Regain Records. The album was recorded during April-May, 2005 at Soundsuite Studio with Norwegian producer Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, SIRENIA, GREEN CARNATION). The CD includes special guest appearances by AFTER FOREVER's Floor Jansen and ...

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NIGHTMARE Confirmed For France's VIBES IN PARIS FESTIVAL

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have been confirmed for the Vibes In Paris Festival, set to take place November 20 at La Loco in Paris, France. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are AFTER FOREVER, MAGICA, MALEDICTION and DORNFALL. As previously reported, NIGHTMARE have scheduled a CD-release party for their fifth album, "The Dominion Gate", ...

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NIGHTMARE Schedule 'The Dominion Gate' Release Party

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have announced a CD-release party for their fifth album, "The Dominion Gate", on Friday, September 9 at L’Art-scène in St. Martin D'Hères, France. "The Dominion Gate" is scheduled for release this fall via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Silent Room", "The Dominion Gate" was recorded at Soundsuite Studio with Norwegian ...

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HATESPHERE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. HATESPHERE will perform on Sunday, June 26 between 1:20 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Marquee II stage. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: ...

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AFTER FOREVER Members To Guest On New NIGHTMARE CD

AFTER FOREVER singer Floor Jansen and vocalist/guitarist Sanders Gommans have recorded guest appearances on the new album from the French power metallers NIGHTMARE, entitled "The Dominion Gate". The CD is tentatively due in October via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Silent Room", "The Dominion Gate" is being recorded at Soundsuite Studio with Norwegian producer ...

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NIGHTMARE: New Album Update

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have issued the following update on the recording sessions for their fifth album, "The Dominion Gate", tentatively due in October via Regain Records. "We've just finished all the recordings of the drums and everything is fine so far... We will start guitars and bass next week and this evening, we will ...

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CHIMAIRA Pull Out Of Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING; MEGADETH, MADBALL Others Added To Bill

CHIMAIRA and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have cancelled their participation in this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Meanwhile, MADBALL have re-confirmed their appearance at the festival, along with latest additions MEGADETH, SKITSOTY, TERROR, AMEN, PRO-PAIN, DRAGONFORCE, GOREFEST, PETER PAN SPEEDROCK and SIRENIA. The billing for the 10th-anniversary ...

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GOREFEST And SIRENIA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

GOREFEST and SIRENIA have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SYSTEM OF A DOWN WITHIN TEMPTATION PAPA ROACH HELMET ALTER BRIDGE KREATOR CHIMAIRA ...

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NIGHTMARE Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have inked a deal with Regain Records. The band, who were recently joined by 23-year-old, ex-DARK LIGHT guitar virtuoso Franck Milleliri (who replaces co-founding member, Nicolas De Dominicis), will enter Soundsuite Studio with Norwegian producer Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, SIRENIA) on April 11 to begin recording their fifth studio album, tentatively titled ...

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SIRENIA Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Having been a staple in the gothic/metal/rock scene for years, SIRENIA have released two successful albums to date ("At Sixes And Sevens" and "An Elixir For Existence") and recently toured Europe with TIAMAT, PAIN and ...

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Did EVANESCENCE's Success Open Doors For Bands Like LACUNA COIL And NIGHTWISH?

Freelance writer Bryan Reesman has submitted the following report to GRAMMY.com: If the multi-platinum success of EVANESCENCE proved to narrow-minded rock jocks that female-fronted metal bands were viable, a fresh wave of melodic European headbangers should cement that affirmation, with their distinct blend of heavy guitars, symphonic underpinnings and soaring female vocals. Thanks ...

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SIRENIA: In Writing Mode

SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Lots of new material [is] in progress. The last couple of months have been spent on creating new songs alongside our touring activity. We have tons of ideas to pick from and will ...

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SIRENIA: Negotiating New Record Deal

SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have fulfilled their contractual obligations to the Napalm label and are currently in negotiations for a new record deal, according to a posting on the group's web site. SIRENIA's most recent release was the "Sirenian Shores" EP, available now on Napalm Records. The ...

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NIGHTMARE To Enter Studio In April

French power metallers NIGHTMARE will enter the studio on April 11 to begin recording their seventh album, tentatively due late summer/early fall through an as-yet-undetermined label. NIGHTMARE's most recent studio album, "Silent Room", was released in October 2003 through the group's previous label, Napalm Records. "Silent Room" was produced by Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, SIRENIA) at ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for THEATRE OF TRAGEDY guitarist Frank Claussen and his wife Tone, who welcomed "a healthy and wholesome baby girl" on Thursday, January 13, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Her name shall be Hanne, a name of Hebrew origin meaning 'full of grace'," the posting adds. "The rest ...

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PAIN Announce Swedish Tour

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have announced the details of their Swedish tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Dancing With the Dead". The dates are as follows: Jan. 27 – Malmö, SWE @ KB Jan. 28 - Karlskrona, SWE @ Kino Jan. 29 - Göteborg, ...

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SIRENIA Drummer Forced To Sit Out Tour, Replacement Named

SIRENIA drummer Jonathan Perez will be forced to sit out the band's European tour with TIAMAT, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and PAIN. According to a posting on the group's web site, "Jonathan does not have the possibility to join the up-coming European tour, but everyone can be assured that there is absolutely no need to worry. ...

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SIRENIA Announce Session Guitarist For Upcoming Tour

SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have announced the addition of session guitarist Bjørnar Landa for their upcoming European tour with TIAMAT, PAIN and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. Landa joins the group as the temporary replacemen for guitarist/"clean" vocalist Kristian Gundersen, who left the band this past summer due to ...

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