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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK FESTIVAL

CEPHALIC CARNAGE have been confirmed for the 2005 installment of the Waldrock Festival, set to take place on June 4 in Burgum, Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: MEGADETH DIMMU BORGIR DIO METAL CHURCH ACCEPT SOILWORK LIFE OF AGONY MESHUGGAH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY STRAPPING YOUNG LAD ENTOMBED MASTODON EPICA CEPHALIC CARNAGE ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Part Ways With Drummer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have parted ways with longtime drummer Thomen Stauch. Frontman Hansi Kürsch's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "No news is good news. This obviously is bad news. After walking along the same musical paths for about 20 years and after several long, open and honest discussions between the ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Tour South America In June

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will embark on a Mexican/South American tour beginning on June 9. Cities/countries that will be covered on the trek include: Mexico City, Mexico Guatemala City, Guatemala Bogota, Colombia Santiago, Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina Sao Paulo, Brazil No further information is currently available. DARK TRANQUILLITY will embark on a North American tour with ...

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IN FLAMES To Begin Tracking New Album In Two Weeks

Sweden's IN FLAMES have posted the following message on their official web site: "12 [new] songs have been written so far and we're all extremely excited. Hopefully both old and new members of the IN FLAMES family will be pleased. Daniel [Svensson] will begin tracking drums in about two weeks and at the end of ...

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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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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK FESTIVAL

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for the 2005 installment of the Waldrock Festival, set to take place on June 4 in Burgum, Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ACCEPT BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DIMMU BORGIR DIO ENTOMBED EPICA LIFE OF AGONY MASTODON MEGADETH MESHUGGAH METAL CHURCH SOILWORK STRAPPING YOUNG LAD ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: DVD Recording Cancelled

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Very bad news! When we where in the rehersal studio this weekend Christian's [Ericson, guitar] kneecap came out of its socket! Because of this, Christian has to go through knee surgery the day before the ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Enter Studio Next Month

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) on April 4 with producer Jocke Skog (CLAWFINGER) to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year. As previously reported, CONSTRUCDEAD will be recording a live DVD during ...

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DARKEST HOUR Check In From Recording Studio

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following studio update on their official web site: "DARKEST HOUR has been buried in the studio for about two weeks now and we have gotten a hell of a lot done. All the basic structures for the songs are complete. There are now nine songs on the record and one ...

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ARCH ENEMY Comment On OZZFEST Appearance

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have commented on their upcoming appearance at this year's Ozzfest, which is scheduled to kick off July 15 in Boston. Massachusetts. ARCH ENEMY will be performing on the second stage at the traveling festival alongside ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, A DOZEN FURIES, THE HAUNTED, IN ...

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SOILWORK Singer, BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Seek Name For New Project

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch are currently seeking a name for their new project. The collaboration, which originally went under the COLDSEED moniker, is described by Strid as "a mixture between RAMMSTEIN and ALICE IN CHAINS." A full-length album is currently being recorded and is due later in the ...

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OZZFEST 2005: Complete Details Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that? Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival ...

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Massive Week Of Metal In Sweden!

Heavy Metal did itself proud in Sweden this week, with JUDAS PRIEST achieving their highest world chart placing to date after "Angel of Retribution" landed at No. 3. Stiff competition came from domestic heroes HAMMERFALL, whose "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken" followed close behind at No. 4. Also debuting on the chart are PARADISE LOST, ...

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SOILWORK To Release 10-Year Anniversary DVD

Sweden's SOILWORK have announced plans to release a DVD to celebrate the group's 10-year anniversary. "We'll film some of the upcoming shows and add a lot of backstage/tour bus footage that we have collected through the years," vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid writes on the group's web site. "I think our dear bass player will get ...

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HOWLING SYN Announce New Guitarist, Bassist

Canadian gothic metallers HOWLING SYN have issued the following update: "We now have a new member who will replace Gilbert [Riendeau, guitar]! Patryk has hung up his bass and will now concentrate on guitars. So the band now has a new bass player called Carlo Moscardini, who previously worked with LIEGE LORD, OVERKILL, TYPE O ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Danish Soundtrack

Danish modern thrash metallers MNEMIC have been confirmed as the only metal band on the Danish original motion picture soundtrack "NordKraft". Other featured acts are THE RAVEONETTES, GASOLIN and VIVA VERTIGO. For more information, visit www.nordkraftfilmen.dk. MNEMIC's sophomore album, "The Audio Injected Soul", was released last September via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up ...

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SOILWORK Singer Explains Lack Of Solos On New Album

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "First of all, thank you so much for all the positive reactions on the new album! It also feels great that SOILWORK is giving a lot of inspiration to the people out there both in a musical and a ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Film 'The New Build' Video

Swedish thrashers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "We've just finished the last gig of the KREATOR / EKTOMORF / HATESPHERE tour and would like to send a warm 'thank you!' to everyone involved; our new friends in the bands, the crew and of course everyone that attended the ...

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SOILWORK's 'Stabbing The Drama' Enters Finnish Chart At No. 19

SOILWORK's latest CD, "Stabbing the Drama", has entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 19. "Stabbing the Drama" debuted at No. 14 in the band's home country, Sweden, where the band's previous CD, 2003's "Figure Number Five", opened at No. 59. Released through Nuclear Blast Records, "Stabbing the Drama" was recorded at Fascination Street ...

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