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SOILWORK, SAMAEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Sweden's SOILWORK and Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIO DREAM THEATER ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER IN ...

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HYPOCRISY: New Album Due In September

HYPOCRISY bassist Mikael Hedlund has posed the following message on the group's official web site: "Here's a little update from us for everybody who's been wondering what's been going on in the HYPOCRISY studio. "Currently we are taking a break from the recording process since Peter [Tägtgren, frontman] is doing shows with PAIN. We will ...

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Character - DARK TRANQUILLITY

"Character" has been awaited obsessively by the self-appointed defenders of heavy, who've pinned their Swede-metal hopes on DARK TRANQUILLITY after lamenting loud and long the "selling out" of IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, et al. Good news — Mikael Stanne's much-maligned clean vocals are history, his emotive snarl capable of carrying rudimentary melody and, more importantly, expressing ...

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AXAMENTA To Enter Studio In May

Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, will enter Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark in May with producer Jacob Hansen (MERCENARY, RAUNCHY, ABORTED) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2005 via Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). Mixing and mastering will take place at Studio Fredman in ...

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MNEMIC Guitarist Launches Online Portfolio

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, who has worked as a designer with such bands as MESHUGGAH, SOILWORK, MALEVOLENT CREATION and HATESPHERE, has launched an online portfolio at this location. The portfolio contains a wide variety of works — from cover artworks to drawings to photography (live photography of bands such as IN FLAMES, ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: More European Chart Positions Revealed

DARK TRANQUILLITY's new album, "Character", has entered the Italian chart at No. 57 and the Finnish chart ay No. 30. As previously reported, "Character" debuted in the band's native Sweden at No. 3. DARK TRANQUILLITY have just kicked off a huge European tour with KREATOR, HATESPHERE and EKTOMORF, which runs through March 7 at the ...

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Stabbing The Drama - SOILWORK

Utter the name SOILWORK and there'll usually be two decisive responses, the "I don't get what this band is all about," or the "SOILWORK rules!" crowd. You get it or you don't, love it or hate it. No matter what category you fall under, the band has to be commended for having the capacity to ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Record Live DVD

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will be recording a live DVD during their appearance at Kolingsborg in Stockholm on April 1. The DVD will be produced by Charlie Granberg, who also produced the group's "Wounded" video. In other news, CONSTRUCDEAD were forced to cancel their previously announced show at Purgatory ...

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DRAGONLORD To Enter Studio In February

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco Bay Area "black" metal band featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, will finally hit the studio in February to record their long-awaited second album, entitled "Black Wings of Destiny". Recording will take place in at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/mixer Fredrik Nordström. Nordström is known for his work ...

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RAGE Guitarist To Record And Tour With Ex-ARIA Singer

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski will be joining ex-ARIA singer Valery Kipelov at a Moscow studio in the second half of January for the recording of Kipelov's new solo album. After the CD is released, Smolski will perform several live dates with Kipelov's band. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, RAGE will ...

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KAYSER: Former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Frontman Signs New Record Deal

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The band's sound is best described as "a mutation of BLACK SABBATH/MEGADETH/SLAYER with dips from different good bowls of classic and modern metal," according ...

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TERROR 2000 To Release New Album In June

TERROR 2000, the Swedish thrash metal band featuring Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK), Klas Ideberg (DARKANE), Nick Sword (EL MAGO), Erik Thyselius (CONSTRUCDEAD) and Dan Svensson (HATELIGHT), will enter the studio in March to record their third album, tentatively due in June via Italy's Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Faster Disaster" will contain "the most ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: New EP To Surface In April

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will release their new EP, "Wounded", on April 13 in Sweden and April 18 in the rest of the world. The CD, which was recorded at Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH), will contain three brand new songs and the "Wounded" video. ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: New Song Posted Online

A brand new DARK TRANQUILLITY track, entitled "Through Smudged Lenses", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). "Through Smudged Lenses" comes off the group's upcoming album, "Character", due in Europe on January 24 and North America on January 25 via Century Media Records. The band recently released an EP, entitled "Lost ...

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RAGE Schedule Korean Appearance

German power metallers RAGE will perform at the Rolling Hall in Seoul, Korea on February 3, 2005. The upcoming show will mark the group's second-ever appearance in Korea. RAGE had previously headlined the Busan Rock Festival in 2003 alongside SKYFIRE, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and NEIL ZAZA, among others. RAGE released a DVD and live album, ...

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RAM-ZET Complete Work On New Album

Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET have finished mixing their third album with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE, MESHUGGAH) in Sweden. An early 2005 release is expected. Meanwhile, several MP3 clips from the group's 2003 demo are still available for download at their official web site: 01. …And Innocence ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: 'Wounded' EP Artwork Posted Online

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming EP, "Wounded", at this location. The CD, which was recorded at Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH), will contain three brand new songs and the "Wounded" video. An early 2005 release is ...

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THE HAUNTED To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball' This Weekend

Swedish thrash titans THE HAUNTED will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, December 4. The group are currently wrapping up the "Devastation Across The Nation Tour" alongside DAMAGEPLAN and SHADOWS FALL. Look for them to make their U.S. return in the spring. Their new video, "All Against All", was shot by ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Finish Mastering New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have finished mastering their new EP, "Wounded", at Polar Studios in Stockholm. Photos from the mastering session can be viewed at this location. "The sound is killer, and we even got 'Wounded' [the song] sounding better as we decided to re-master it for ...

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German Thrashers DESPAIR Reunite, Prepare To Record New Album

DESPAIR, the long-defunct German thrash outfit featuring current GRIP INC. guitarist Waldemar Sorychta and Century Media Records founder Robert Kampf (vocals), have reunited and are planning on recording a new album next spring for a tentative summer/fall 2005 release via Century Media. Joining Sorychta and Kampf in the group's current formation is the group's original ...

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SOILWORK: Limited-Edition Version Of New Album To Include Bonus Track

Sweden's SOILWORK have confirmed via their official web site that the limited-edition European/U.S. version of their upcoming album, "Stabbing the Drama", will include a bonus track, entitled "Wherever Thorns May Grow". The Japanese edition will feature "Wherever Thorns May Grow" and an additional bonus cut by the name of "Killed by Ignition". The follow-up to ...

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