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KREATOR's 'Live Kreation' Enters German Charts At No. 59!

KREATOR's first-ever live album, "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory", has entered the German Media Control charts at No. 59. The CD features 24 tracks of the group's inimitable, blue-collared "extreme aggression," recorded around the world and produced by renowned knob-smith Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, FOZZY, SKINLAB). KREATOR will be teaming up with NILE, ...

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VADER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Polish death metallers VADER have parted ways with bassist Simon and have replaced him with Novy (ex-BEHEMOTH/DEVILYN). VADER will play their first show with the new lineup on July 19 in the Czech Republic. VADER will take part in this fall's "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with additional support from KREATOR, AMON ...

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GOATWHORE Explain Show Cancellations

New Orleans-based GOATWHORE, the band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have issued the following statement via their official web site: "We would like to explain a few show cancellations from our recent tour with IMMOLATION. We were having van troubles on the West Coast and ...

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KREATOR: DVD Trailer Posted Online

German thrash metal pioneers KREATOR have posted a trailer for their upcoming "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory" DVD at their official web site. Check it out: Hi-Speed, Lo-Speed. "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory", due in North America on July 22 through SPV (June 23 in the rest of the world), features ...

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NILE, KREATOR, VADER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with support from KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 01 – Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX Oct. 02 - Villa Real Center - Mc. Allen, TX Oct. 03 - The Backroom - ...

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VADER Set Tentative Title For Upcoming EP

Polish death metallers VADER have set "Blood" as the tentative title for their forthcoming EP, due in the fall through Metal Blade Records. The seven-song effort will reportedly contain two new songs, including the title track, and will be recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr Lukaszewski ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, set to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany, has been announced. It is as follows: Friday, June 27 DESTRUCTOR (opener) BITCH ROBROCK AMON AMARTH AXXIS T.N.T. ANNIHILATOR DOKKEN SODOM HAMMERFALL DIO (headliner) Saturday, June 28 HIRAX (opener) ANGELWITCH MASTERPLAN BRAINSTORM PINK CREAM ...

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HYPOCRISY Pull Out Of X-MASS FESTIVALS European Tour

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, have pulled out of the upcoming X-Mass Festivals European tour, set to kick off on Dec. 7 in London, U.K. No reason was given for their cancellation. The full line-up for the festival is now as follows: DEICIDE DESTRUCTION AMON AMARTH ...

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DEICIDE Confirmed For X-MASS FESTIVALS European Tour

DEICIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the forthcoming X-Mass Festivals European tour, set to kick off on Dec.7 in London, U.K. The full line-up for the festival is as follows: DEICIDE DESTRUCTION AMON AMARTH NILE GRAVEWORM DEW-SCENTED MISERY INDEX DISBELIEF Confirmed X-Mass Festivals tour dates: Dec. 07 – London, UK - Camden Palace ...

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HALFORD Manager Says THE METAL GODS Tour Could Not Be Rescheduled Before The Fall

HALFORD manager John Baxter has issued a statement defending the group's decision to limit the "scaled-down" version of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour to only a handful of dates, beginning with the June 3 show at The Phoenix in Petaluma, California. As previously reported, the original multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, ...

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NILE, KREATOR, VADER: First Tour Dates Announced

The first few dates have been announced for the forthcoming "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with support from KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE. The trek, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off on Sept. 30 and conclude on Oct. 27, will include the following stops: Oct. 05 - Club 101 - ...

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NILE/KREATOR/VADER Tour Gets A Name

The forthcoming North American tour featuring NILE, KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE has been dubbed "Art of Noise 2". The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in late September, will feature NILE in the headlining slot. More information will be made available soon. ...

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HALFORD: More Rescheduled Dates Announced

More dates have been confirmed for the "scaled-down" version of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, to be headlined by HALFORD and scheduled to kick off in early June. As previously reported, the original multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called off earlier in ...

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HALFORD: First Rescheduled THE METAL GODS Dates Announced

The first few dates have been confirmed for a "scaled-down" version of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, to be headlined by HALFORD and scheduled to kick off in early June. As previously reported, the original multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called off ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Unbelievably Disappointed And Sad' Over THE METAL GODS Tour Cancellation

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have issued a statement explaining their position regarding the recent cancellation of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour. As previously reported, the multi-band package trek featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called off last Friday (May 2) due to "contractual difficulties." ...

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TESTAMENT Manager Attempts To 'Shed Light' On METAL GODS TOUR Cancellation

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued a rambling statement in response to fan speculation over the cause of the cancellation of the band's The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour. As previously reported, the multi-band package trek featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called ...

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HALFORD Manager Says A Single Person Caused Collapse Of METAL GODS Tour

HALFORD manager John Baxter has offered more details regarding the cancellation of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. According to Baxter, "It was a single individual that caused the collapse of the tour. The individual's employer [apparently referring ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Cancelled!!!

The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH, has been officially cancelled due to "contractual difficulties." The following is the official statement on the matter from HALFORD manager John Baxter: "I'm sorry to have to report the following, but the ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Name New Album

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have set "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" as the title for their forthcoming third album, due later in the year through ENTOMBED's Threeman Records. "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" was recorded at Soundlab Studios (where the band's last CD, "When We Are Done, Your ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: More Dates Announced

The following are the confirmed dates so far for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH: Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Apr. 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre Apr. 27 - Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: More Dates Confirmed

The following are the confirmed dates so far for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH: Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Apr. 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre Apr. 27 - Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos ...

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