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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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DARKEST HOUR Confirmed For OZZFEST

According to a posting on the Victory Records web site, DARKEST HOUR have secured a second-stage slot at this year's Ozzfest. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, DARKEST HOUR shot a video for the track "The Sadist Nation" during their show with CURL UP AND DIE on April 10 at ...

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WYKKED WYTCH: Florida Dates Announced

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH will be doing several South Florida shows in May before returning to Europe in the summer to support their new album, "Nefret". The group's third full-length album, "Nefret" was just released in Europe this month through Demolition/Dreamcatcher Records after much delay. "Nefret" was recorded at Studio 13 and was produced by Jeremy ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Get Lots Of Love In Japan

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have posted the following message on their official web site: "What an amazing time we had in Japan, it is almost like a second home to us at this point. The overwhelming respect given to bands there is frightening. So much love. There is no other place in the world like Japan... Land ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SOULFLY have been confirmed for 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. The complete list of bands set to appear at the festival is as follows: A.O.K. ADJUDGEMENT AGNOSTIC FRONT ATROCITY BEATSTEAKS BENEDICTION BILLY TALENT BLOOD FOR BLOOD ...

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SOILWORK Extend Contract With NUCLEAR BLAST

Sweden's SOILWORK have extended their contract with Nuclear Blast Records. The group will shortly begin work on the video for the song "Departure Plan" off their most recent CD, "Figure Number Five". A brand-new full-length album will likely be recorded before the end of the year for an early 2005 release. No further information is ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Roskilde Festival, scheduled to take place July 1-4 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also set to appear are KORN, MESHUGGAH, HATEBREED and ILL NIÑO, among others. More confirmations will be ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Denmark's MIDTFYNS FESTIVAL

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have been confirmed for the Midtfyns Festival, a five-day event set to take place June 22-26 in Ringe, Denmark. Also set to appear are DEEP PURPLE and STOMPED, among many others. For more information, click

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DARKEST HOUR To Film New Video For 'The Sadist Nation'

DARKEST HOUR will be shooting a new video for the track "The Sadist Nation" during their show with CURL UP AND DIE on April 10 at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California. "The Sadist Nation", which features a guest appearance by former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, comes off the group's latest album, "Hidden ...

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DISARMONIA MUNDI: Sophomore Album To Include Appearance By SOILWORK Singer

Italian extreme death metalers DISARMONIA MUNDI will release their second album, "Fragments Of D-Generation", on May 17 through Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nebularium" mixes "technical and thrashing death metal with crushing rhythmic heaviness, rumbling double bass explosions and catchy, energetic, melodic riffing," according to an official press release. Included on the CD is ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Support DISMEMBER On Swedish Mini-Tour

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will support DISMEMBER on a mini-tour of their homeland in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 12 – Skylten – Linköping, SWE Apr. 13 - Musikens Hus – Gothenburg, SWE Apr. 14 – Klubben – Stockholm, SWE As previously reported, CONSTRUCDEAD CONSTRUCDEAD's sophomore album, ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: Record-Release Party Photos Posted Online

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have uploaded several photos from their March 24 record-release party at Debaser in Stockholm. Check them out at this location. CONSTRUCDEAD's sophomore album, "Violadead" was released in Sweden earlier this week through Sound Pollution Records. Download a full-length MP3 of the album track ...

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Psycho Psycho - NASTY SAVAGE

The last thing you expect to drop onto the doormat is an album bearing the name NASTY SAVAGE. For those unfamiliar with the Floridians, it's worth at least pointing out that they were/are one of the few bands on this earth to feature a one-time wrestler vocalist — one "Nasty" Ronnie Galetti. Beyond their name ...

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MNEMIC: European Festival Appearances Announced

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have lined up the following festival appearances during the coming months: Apr. 30 - Aarhus, DEN - Fee Metal Festival May 01 - Aalborg, DEN - Way Up North Festival Jun. 04 - Aarhus, DEN - Spot ...

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ABORTED: New Song Available For Download

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have posted an MP3 of their new track "Gestated Rabidity" at their official web site. Download it here. "Gestated Rabidity" comes off the group's upcoming mini-CD, "The Haematobic", due on April 19 through Listenable Records. As previously reported, the track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. ...

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