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SOULFLY Mainman Records New Collaboration With APOCALYPTICA

SOULFLY's web site has been updated with the following message: "Well, the European tour concluded last week, and with that said, what's up for SOULFLY next? More touring, of course! But until that resumes, in North America near the end of April, here's a recap of the things that happened on the recent massive club ...

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APOCALYPTICA: More European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have lined up the following European tour dates during the coming months: May 25 - Eskisehir, TUR @ 222 Park May 26 - Ankara, UR @ Cankaya May 27 - Izmir, UR @ Fuar May 28 - Istanbul, UR @ Yeni Melek May 30 - Skopje, MAC @ Ice Hockey Arena May ...

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APOCALYPTICA Sign With 20-20 ENTERTAINMENT

Lars Brandle of Monsters and Critics is reporting that Finnish "cello rock" group APOCALYPTICA has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. According to a statement issued Monday (March 20) from Sony BMG, the band is to enter the studio later ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Finland's RUISROCK Festival

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have been confirmed for the Ruisrock festival, set to take place July 7-9 in Turku, Finland. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL, BACKYARD BABIES, THE RASMUS, APOCALYPTICA, DANKO JONES, SAXON, OPETH, SOILWORK, THE GATHERING, HANOI ROCKS, THE 69 EYES, NEGATIVE and AMORPHIS, among others. As previously reported, "Reckoning Night" — ...

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KORN, OPETH, DEICIDE Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

According to festival organizers, KORN, OPETH, DEICIDE, AGNOSTIC FRONT and ENTOMBED are among the confirmed bands for the European edition of the Hellfest festival, set to take place June 24-26 at Clisson in France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGNOSTIC FRONT AMENRA APOCALYPTICA CONVERGE CORTEZ DAMNATION AD DEICIDE DEMENTED ARE GO ENTOMBED ...

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APOCALYPTICA Music Featured In German Movie

According to a posting on the official APOCALYPTICA web site, the band's music will be featured in a German movie entitled "Die Mandantin", which is set to air on the ZDF network on March 13 at 8:15 p.m. CET. The film, which was directed by Marcus O. Rosenmüller, features a soundtrack consisting entirely of APOCALYPTICA ...

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APOCALYPTICA Confirmed For Germany's HURRICANE Festival

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have been confirmed for this year's Hurricane Festival, set to take place June 23-25 in Scheessel, Germany. Other acts scheduled to perform include MANU CHAO RADIO BEMBA SOUND SYSTEM, DONAVON FRANKENREITER, ADAM GREEN, HARD-FI, THE HIVES and SIGUR ROS. Upcoming APOCALYPTICA shows: May 25 - Eskisehir, TUR - 222 Park May 26 ...

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The Poison - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Well, this is a first, receiving a promotional CD in a red heart-shaped box, that is. That and a Valentine's Day release date can only mean one thing, right? It's the new full-length album by Welsh metalcore outfit BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. Phrases like "the next big thing" have been waved around more than a ...

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NEGLECTED FIELDS To Release 'Splenetic' In April

Latvian technical death/black masters NEGLECTED FIELDS will be issuing their third CD, entitled "Splenetic", in April through Aghast Recordings. Described as "the missing link between latter-period DEATH and EMPEROR," the album was recorded in part at Astia studio in Finland, while the entire production and mixing was handled by T.T. Oksala, best known for his ...

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SILENT VOICES Complete Work On Third Album

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg, REQUIEM/MENTAL CARE FOUNDATION bassist Pasi Kauppinen and SENTIMENT singer Michael Henneken, have completed work on their third album. Entitled "Building up the Apathy" the CD's musical direction is being described as "considerably more progressive" than that on the group's previous album, ...

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APOCALYPTICA Change Location Of DVD Shoot

Due to "technical reasons," Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will not be able to record their upcoming live DVD in Erfurt (Dec. 2) and have changed the location of the shoot to Duesseldorf, Germany (Dec. 4). As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA will be headliner of the prestigious opening night party for the "MIDEM - The World’s Music Market", ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, AEROSMITH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Pengrowth Saddledome City/State: Calgary, Alberta Date: Oct. 21, 2005 Gross Sales: $255,571 Attendance: 5,824 Capacity: 7,500 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Rexall Place City/State: Edmonton, Alberta Date: Oct. 20, 2005 Gross Sales: ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Perform At MIDEM Opening Night Party

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will be headliner of the prestigious opening night party for the "MIDEM - The World’s Music Market", set to take place January 22-26 in Cannes, France. Under the banner "Come hear. Finland," the evening will include a series of multi-genre, live concerts from today's hottest Finnish artists, to be performed on three ...

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Croatia's FATHER Release 'Inspirita'

Croatian metal five-piece FATHER have just released their debut record, "Inspirita", in the ex-Yugoslavia territory. The album was issued via Dallas Records (EMI/Virgin/Mute/V2 official licence), making it somewhat a historic moment, since it is the first time that the major label in Croatia has signed a metal band with English lyrics. The media and fans ...

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RAMMSTEIN: More 'Rosenrot' Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming RAMMSTEIN CD, "Rosenrot", due in Europe on October 31 via Universal. A limited-edition version of the album will include a bonus DVD featuring three live video clips recorded earlier in the year. "Rosenrot" final track listing: 01. Benzin 02. Mann gegen Mann 03. Rosenrot 04. Spring 05. Wo ...

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MESHUGGAH, APOCALYPTICA Remix RAMMSTEIN's 'Benzin' For New Single Release

MESHUGGAH and APOCALYPTICA have contributed remixes of the RAMMSTEIN track "Benzin" to the German industrial metallers' new single containing several versions of the title cut. The complete track listing for the "Benzin" single is as follows: 01. Benzin 02. Benzin (Combustion Remix by MESHUGGAH) 03. Benzin (Smallstars Remix by Ad Rock) 04. Benzin (Kerosinii Remix ...

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EYES OF FIRE Embark On Tour With APOCALYPTICA; Shoot New Video

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a U.S. tour with APOCALYPTICA today in anticipation of "Prisons", their eagerly awaited sophomore release. The trek will lead the two genre-defying artists cross-country over the course of only two weeks. The group just wrapped up a national U.S. tour alongside labelmates MANNTIS after completing highly ...

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PARADISE LOST Cancel METALWAY Festival Appearance

PARADISE LOST have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Metalway festival in Gernika, Spain due to an illness in the band. Replacing the group on the bill will be Portugal's MOONSPELL. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival — which will take place this weekend (August 12-14) — include ACCEPT, APOCALYPTICA, BEYOND ...

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EYES OF FIRE To Support APOCALYPTICA On North American Tour

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will be supporting Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA on their upcoming North American tour. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Sep. 12 - Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club Sep. 13 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza Sep. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA Sep. 15 - Boston, MA - Paradise ...

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NIGHTWISH And APOCALYPTICA To Perform At IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Opening Ceremony

NIGHTWISH and APOCALYPTICA will reportedly perform during the opening ceremony for the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships in Athletics on August 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland. The Championships, which are scheduled to take place between August 6 and August 14, are expected to be televised in 180 countries, including ...

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TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL: Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos taken at this past weekend's Tuska Open Air Metal Festival have been posted online at Mesta.net. Tuska Open Air Metal Festival was held July 15-17 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland. Bands that performed at the festival included MONSTER MAGNET, APOCALYPTICA, FINNTROLL, PRIMAL FEAR, DESTRUCTION, DIMMU BORGIR, TESTAMENT, ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Begin Mixing New Album

Swedish power metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have commenced the mixing process for their new album for a late 2005 release via Century Media Records. The new CD was recorded at a studio in the group's hometown of Umeå with producer Shep. In addition, the band have already shot a video for the album's projected lead single/video, ...

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APOCALYPTICA: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced the details of their upcoming U.S. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 12 - 9:30 Club – Washington, DC Sep. 13 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY Sep. 14 - TBA – Philadelphia, PA Sep. 15 - Paradise – Boston, MA Sep. 16 - Spectrum – Montreal, QUE ...

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