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ATROCITY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

ATROCITY 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. ATROCITY will take the stage on July 4, according to a posting on the band's web site. Other acts set to appear at the festival include ...

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LEAVES' EYES To Make Live Debut At WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN Festival

LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), will make their live debut on May 28 at the Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany. The group's debut album, "Lovelorn", is scheduled for release on May ...

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DARKWELL: New Studios Photos Posted Online

Austrian "gothic metal" band DARKWELL, featuring ex-ABIGOR and current SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, have posted several photos from the early recording sessions at Mirror Production Studios in Innsbruck for their second full-length album, tentatively due late April through Napalm Records. Check them out here. The follow-up to the "Conflict Of Interest" EP (2002) ...

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DARKWELL To Begin Recording New Album

Austrian "gothic metal" band DARKWELL, featuring ex-ABIGOR and current SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, will enter Mirror Production Studios this month to begin recording their second full-length album, tentatively due late April through Napalm Records. The follow-up to the "Conflict Of Interest" EP (2002) will mark the group's first recording with new singer Stephanie Meier, who ...

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DISILLUSION To Headline Germany's METAL FORCES Festival

Leipzig, Germany-based metallers DISILLUSION will headline the seventh edition of the Metal Forces festival, set to be held May 22 at SAK in Burghof Lörrach, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are ABADDON (symphonic black metal), BY BRUTE FORCE (death metal), and DEAMOGORGON (thrash metal). A flyer for the festival can be viewed at

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DISILLUSION Complete Work On 'Back To Times Of Splendor'

Leipzig, Germany-based metallers DISILLUSION have completed work on their full-length debut, "Back To Times Of Splendor", due on April 5 through Metal Blade Records. "The band is very satisfied with the complete work and surely convinced that it has been worth every minute of the past eight months," the group write on their web site. ...

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ATROCITY Film New Video

Germany's ATROCITY have finished filming a video for the track "Cold Black Days", the first single off their forthcoming full-length album, "Atlantis". The single is scheduled to hit the stores on March 15 while the album will follow on April 26 through Napalm Records. As previously reported, a demo version of the new ATROCITY track ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY: New Singer Found?

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have posted several photos taken during a recent rehearsal session with an as-yet-unidentified female singer who may — or may not — end up becoming the official replacement for departed vocalist Liv Kristine. Check them out here. As previously reported, Kristine issued a statement in late August ...

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DISILLUSION: Debut Album Delayed

Leipzig, Germany-based metallers DISILLUSION have pushed back the release date for their full-length debut, "Back To Times Of Splendor", to April 5, 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The CD is currently being mixed at Tam Recording Studios in Zwickau, Germany before being mastered at Mastersound Studios in Fellbach, Germany with ATROCITY mainman Alex Krull. The ...

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ATROCITY: New Album To Surface In April

The recordings for the new ATROCITY album, entitled "Atlantis", are in full swing. The concept album is being produced at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and will be released on April 26, 2004 through Napalm Records. There are currently three candidates for the single release, which will be out in stores March 1: "Cold Black ...

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Ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Singer LIV KRISTINE: Upcoming Projects Revealed

Former THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine is currently involved with several projects. In addition to completing work on the debut album from LEAVES' EYES (which also features members of the German band ATROCITY), titled "Lovelorn" (due on May 24, 2004 through Austria's Napalm Records), she has contributed lead vocals to the second INFINITY album, ...

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DARK ANGEL To Begin Recording New Material

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL will enter Dreamcatcher Studios in Lake Balboa, California on Saturday (Dec. 13) to begin tracking some of their recently completed original material. In addition, plans exist for the group to lay down several cuts originally written in 1992 for their never-released "Atrocity Exhibition" CD with a view towards procuring ...

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LEAVES' EYES Name Debut CD

LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), have set "Lovelorn" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due on May 24, 2004 through Austria's Napalm Records. The music of LEAVES' EYES is "based on ...

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DISILLUSION Set Release Date For Full-Length Debut

Leipzig, Germany-based metallers DISILLUSION have set a January 26 European release date through Metal Blade Records for their full-length debut, "Back To Times Of Splendor". The CD will be mixed in early November at Tam Recording Studios in Zwickau, Germany before being mastered at Mastersound Studios in Fellbach, Germany with ATROCITY mainman Alex Krull. Says ...

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ATROCITY Set To 'Break New Ground' On Forthcoming CD

Germany's ATROCITY have confirmed that they have signed a new deal with Austria's Napalm Records. The group's forthcoming album, which will once again be produced at frontman Alexander Krull's Mastersound Studio, will be "full of innovative ideas and [will] showcase the band in a more intensive light. Notwithstanding the unbelievably brutal guitars, a stronger influence ...

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BELPHEGOR Sign With NAPALM RECORDS

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have signed a deal with Napalm Records for the release of their fourth full-length album, "Lucifer Incestus", tentatively due in late November. The follow-up to 2000's "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" was recorded at Mastersound studios In Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY) and will be released in three different formats: limited-edition ...

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ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES Sign With NAPALM RECORDS

Germany's ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), have signed separate, multi-album deals with Austria's Napalm Records. Both groups are expected to issue new albums sometime in 2004. The music of LEAVES' EYES ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: Second-Guessing Creative Instincts

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have apparently encountered some resistance from their record company, American Recordings, with regards to their plans to head back into the studio to record their next studio album. According to a posting on the band's official web site by bassist Chad Hanks, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have thus far "written, recorded, re-written, re-recorded, ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, ATROCITY Singers Tie The Knot

THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman Liv Kristine Espenæs finally tied the knot with longtime love Alexander Krull, singer of Germany's ATROCITY, on Thursday (July 3) at castle Lichtenberg in Southwest Germany. The celebration had "a very special atmosphere," according to a posting on ATROCITY's official web site. "Now the both singers are going on honeymoon." THEATRE ...

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BELPHEGOR Complete Work On 'Lucifer Incestus'

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Lucifer Incestus", tentatively due in September. The follow-up to 2000's "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" was recorded at Mastersound studios In Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY). The complete track listing for "Lucifer Incestus" is as follows: 01. Inflamate Christianos (intro) 02. The Goatchrist ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, ATROCITY Singers To Marry

THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman Liv Kristine Espenæs will finally tie the knot with longtime love Alexander Krull, singer of Germany's ATROCITY, on July 3. In other news, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY guitarist Vegard K. Thorsen married his longtime girlfriend Anna on February 21. Also newly hitched is THEATRE OF TRAGEDY guitarist Frank Claussen, who "escaped all ...

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ATROCITY Rejoined By THORSTEN BAUER

Veteran German metallers ATROCITY have been rejoined by guitarist Thorsten Bauer. "The exceptional guitar player is happy to be together with the band again," reads a message on the band's official web site. "Tosso and the rest of the guys are working on new material" for inclusion on the follow-up to 2000's "Gemini", tentatively due ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: Just For The Record

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have set "Just For the Record" as the tentative title for their next studio effort, due later in the year through American Recordings. Among the tracks set to appear on the effort are: 01. Average Everyday Atrocity 02. Gone Wrong 03. March 04. Our Only Way Out 05. The Point of Getting ...

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BELPHEGOR Commence Work On New CD

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR are currently at Mastersound studios In Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY) recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the summer. "Eight brand-new, high-speed-brutality tracks" are being laid down for the follow-up to 2000's "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan", which is expected to be completed by the end of March. ...

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