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SOILWORK: Singer's Wedding Pictures Posted Online

SOILWORK's official web site has uploaded several pictures taken at the Sept. 4 wedding of SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and his girlfriend Nanami. Check them out at this location. SOILWORK recently entered Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) to begin recording their sixth album, ...

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CONTRIVE To Support MACHINE HEAD, Begin Recording Debut Album

Melbourne metal trio CONTRIVE have been personally chosen by MACHINE HEAD as main support in Sydney for their upcoming Australian tour kicking off in October. In a relatively short time CONTRIVE have earned touring opportunities with acts such as SEPULTURA, SOILWORK, DESTRUCTION, MAYHEM and SKINLAB. CONTRIVE are all set to enter the studio next week ...

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SOILWORK Begin Recording New Album

Swedish melodic death thrashers SOILWORK have entered Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. Next week, the recording sessions will be moving to the Fascination Street studios in Örebro. With regards to the ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

DARKEST HOUR will be hosting MTV2's "Heabanger's Ball" on Saturday, September 18. In other news, DARKEST HOUR will tour Canada with CURSED in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 07 - London, ON @ Embassy Oct. 08 - Toronto, ON @ Kathedral Oct. 09 - Kingston, ON @ Clark Hall Pub Oct. 10 - ...

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DARKANE To Begin Recording Next Month

Swedish thrashers DARKANE will enter the studio October 1 to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Expanding Senses", tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. In other news, the band are scheduled to play this year's Aalborg festival, set to take place November 5-6 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Other acts confirmed for ...

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DARKEST HOUR: 'Border Complications' Force Ontario Cancellation

DARKEST HOUR were forced to miss their scheduled performance with DIMMU BORGIR in Kitchener, Ontario Friday night (August 27) "due to complications at the [USA/Canada] border," according to a posting on the group's web site. "This will not affect our scheduled tour in October," the band write. "We are very excited about playing Canada, we ...

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SCARVE: Debut Album Reissue To Include Bonus DVD

France's SCARVE will have their debut album, "Translucence" (originally released in 2000), reissued in 2005 with a bonus DVD. The band, who released their third album, "Irradiant", earlier in the year through Listenable Records, are presently in negotiations for a European tour. No further information is currently available. In related news, SCARVE's Dirk Verbeuren has ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Announce New Bassist

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have announced the addition of bassist Johan Magnusson (ex-CARNAL FORGE guitarist) to the group's ranks. "The band has started rehearsing new material, and they are planning to enter the studio in the beginning of 2005 to record the follow-up to [their sophomore album] 'Violadead'," reads ...

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NAGLFAR Confirmed For Sweden's MALMÖFESTIVALEN 2004

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR have been confirmed for Malmöfestivalen 2004, a one-week festival being held August 13-20 in Malmö, Sweden. Also set to appear are SOILWORK, EVERGREY, MISTELTEIN, THE FORSAKEN and DEBASE, among others. All the above-mentioned acts will perform on Monday, August 16. NAGLFAR's most recent album, "Sheol", was released in March 2003 through ...

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CHIMAIRA Blame 'Visa' Issues For Drummer's Departure

CHIMAIRA have issued a short statement confirming their split with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and the addition of ex-MISERY INDEX skinsman Kevin Talley to the group's ranks. "There are many reasons for the split, most of which have to do with visa issues," the band write on their web site. "CHIMAIRA kick off the ...

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CHIMAIRA's Record Label Confirms Drummer Switch

CHIMAIRA's record label, Roadrunner Records, has issued a statement confirming that the band have parted ways with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and replaced him with Kevin Talley, formerly of MISERY INDEX. Recommended to the band by SLAYER's Kerry King, Kevin will be behind the kit for CHIMAIRA's co-headline run with MACHINE HEAD on the ...

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STORMLORD Filming New Video

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD are currently filming a video for the track "Under The Boards (195, M.A.)" with director Brigida Costa. "The story will speak about a psycho/medical serial killer who come out at night to stalk his victims and then trap them in his clinic of horror," the band write on their ...

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SOILWORK, EVERGREY, MISTELTEIN Confirmed For MALMÖFESTIVALEN 2004

SOILWORK, EVERGREY, MISTELTEIN, THE FORSAKEN and DEBASE have been confirmed for Malmöfestivalen 2004, a one-week festival being held August 13-20 in Malmö, Sweden. All the above-mentioned acts, plus TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, will perform on Monday, August 16. The schedule is as follows: Bastionen I 18.40-19.40 - EVERGREY 20.35-21.10 - MISTELTEIN 21.45-22.45 - SOILWORK Bastionen II ...

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DISBELIEF Replace GRIMFIST At Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

German death metallers DISBELIEF have replaced Norway's GRIMFIST at the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. GRIMFIST were forced to withdraw from the festival following their split with drummer Horgh (HYPOCRISY, ex-IMMORTAL). The complete list of bands confirmed ...

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SUSPERIA: Norwegian Festival Appearances Announced

SUSPERIA, the Norwegian based extreme melodic metal band have announced details of forthcoming festival appearances. The band have been confirmed to appear at the Slottsfjell Festival in Tonsberg, Norway on Saturday, July 17. In addition, they will headline the Elveblest Festival in Arnes, Norway on Saturday, August 21. Further festival appearances are currently in the ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Set Release Date For New CD

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY have completed work on their second album, entitled "Behind Eyes of Hatred", with producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, DISINCARNATE) at Angry Chair Recordings in Glenside, PA. The album was mixed at Safe House studios just outside Tampa, Florida. This release is "a marked progression for the SINGLE BULLET THEORY sound, ranging ...

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SOILWORK To Film Video For 'Departure Plan'

Swedish melodic death thrashers SOILWORK will be filming a video for the track "Departure Plan" later in the month. "Departure Plan" comes off the group's most recent album, "Figure Number Five" (2003), which was recorded primarily at Queenstreet Recording (THE DEFACED) in SOILWORK's hometown of Helsingborg with producer Fredrik Nordström (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY). Drums ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist To Tour With IMPELLITTERI

Bassist Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, ex-KILGORE) has been asked to play bass for the band IMPELLITTERI for their one-week tour of Japan next month. "The band is quite popular in Japan, and just recently released a new CD ['Pedal to the Metal'] over there," says Marty. "We are in rehearsals right now. The band sounds ...

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SOILWORK To Enter Studio In September

Swedish melodic death thrashers SOILWORK will enter Studio Kuling in Örebro, Sweden on September 13 with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The new material sounds very promising," SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid writes on the group's ...

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'Infernal Gathering' Compilation Due In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 29 U.S. release date for "Infernal Gathering, The Second Chapter", a collection of headline artists that performed at the 4th annual Inferno Festival this past April. Norway's Inferno Festival has, in its short time, established itself as one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. With ...

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DARKEST HOUR To Play Benefit Show In July

DARKEST HOUR will be playing a special show on July 2 at the Black Cat in Washington D.C. Also appearing on the bill will be MAJORITY RULE and THE ROUTNIERS. "Not only is [DARKEST HOUR] playing with some killer bands but this is a great benefit show as well," the band write on their web ...

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CHIMAIRA Film Video For 'Power Trip'

CHIMAIRA recently shot a video for the track "Power Trip" in San Francisco with director Lex Halaby. Expect the video in rotation next month. "Power Trip" comes off CHIMAIRA's sophomore full-length release, "The Impossibility of Reason", which came out last May through Roadrunner Records. CHIMAIRA recently replaced drummer Andy Herrick with former SOILWORK skinsman Richard ...

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