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HAMMERFALL, CRASHDIET Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival

HAMMERFALL, CRASHDIET and NEVERSTORE are among the latest confirmed bands for the Peace & Love festival, set to take place June 28-30 in the center of Borlänge, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are IGGY & THE STOOGES, BABYSHAMBLES, HANOI ROCKS, SABATON, MORGANA LEFAY and DOZER, among others. In 2006, the festival organizers began to invite ...

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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival

Finnish rock 'n' roll legends HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for the Peace & Love festival, set to take place June 28-30 in Borlänge, Sweden. This year's theme is "Revoution" and the theme days that start on June 26 will include a special appearance by HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe and Malcolm McLaren, former manager ...

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ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

ARMORED SAINT has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ARMORED SAINT AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON ...

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D-A-D, TNT, KAMELOT Confirmed For Norway's KVINESDAL ROCK FESTIVAL

D-A-D, TNT, KAMELOT and JORN are among the confirmed acts for the Kvinesdal Rock Festival, set to take place July 12-15 in Kvinesdal in the south of Norway. The billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CIRCUS MAXIMUS COMMUNIC CRUCIFIED BARBARA D-A-D FREAK KITCHEN JORN KAMELOT LOWDOWN PAPERBACK FREUD SABATON SKAMBANKT THE CARBURETORS ...

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SABATON: Previously Unreleased Debut Album To See Light Of Day

SABATON's debut album, "Metalizer", which was originally recorded in 2002 for Italy's Underground Symphony Records, will finally see the light of day on March 16 via Black Lodge Records. As a special bonus, this release will feature the complete "Fist for Fight" demo album on a separate CD. The 24-song album will also feature artwork ...

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THERION: 'Gothic Kabbalah' Available For Listening

The new THERION album, entitled "Gothic Kabbalah", is available for listening at this location. Due in North America on February 6, 2007, the CD was recorded and mixed in Stockholm by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, EVERGREY, EUROPE) and features Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL) sharing the vocal duties with ...

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THERION To Be Joined By AESMA DAEVA Singer For Upcoming Tour

Sweden's THERION has announced the addition of singer Lori Lewis from Minneapolis, Minnesota to its touring lineup. "She is the singer of AESMA DAEVA (a band that actually supported THERION on one of the shows on the U.S./Canada tour 2005)," the group writes on its web site. "Thanx to John (Prassas) from the band for ...

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THERION: Singer Applications No Longer Accepted

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We want to thank everyone who sent their applications for the soprano position with THERION live 2007. We have received tons of applications. Both from hopeful amateurs and professional singers. Tomorrow we will take a decision of who to bring. ...

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THERION: One Soprano Short

Sweden's THERION has issued the following update: "THERION had planned to use the same singers from the latest album also live, but unexpectedly, we are one soprano short. We're reight now checking our contacts for a replacement, but thought we might surprise a bit and actually do like NIGHTWISH did and let people we don't ...

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SPOCK'S BEARD Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

SPOCK'S BEARD has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON METAL ...

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Former KING DIAMOND Drummer SNOWY SHAW Named New Singer Of THERION

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL) has been named the new singer in THERION. The group's new album, "Gothic Kabbalah", was recorded and mixed in Stockholm by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, EVERGREY, EUROPE) will be released in January 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records. Snowy shares the vocal duties with Mats Levén (YNGWIE ...

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THERION To Perform With Symphonic Orchestra In Romania

Sweden's THERION has posted the following message on its official web site: "At the Palace Hall in Bucharest, Romania on December 9th, THERION [will] play with [a] full symphonic orchestra, choir and international opera stars. The band will go on stage with nearly 70 musicians of the Academic Radio Choir, 100 instrumentists of the Romanian ...

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CATARACT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI ...

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THERION Finishes Mixing New Album

Sweden's THERION has finished mixing its new album, according to a posting on the group's official web site. A tentative January 16, 2007 release via Nuclear Blast Records is expected. THERION will team up with GRAVE DIGGER and SABATON for European tour beginning on January 17 in Essen, Germany. A complete list of tour dates ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI ...

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TURISAS Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finnish pagan folk metal band TURISAS has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order) AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order) AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON METAL ...

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THERION Finishes Recording New Album

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We're happy to announce that the recordings [for the new THERION album] have been finished and that the mix of the album is in progress. We estimate to have the album done by the end of the month and the ...

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SABATON To Support LORDI In Sweden

Swedish metallers SABATON will support Eurovision Song Contest winners LORDI on the following dates: Sep. 16 - Stockholm - Globen Anexet (S) Sep. 19 - Göteborg - Lissebergshallen (S) Sep. 20 - Malmö - Baltiska Hallen (S) SABATON's third full-length album, "Attero Dominatus", was released in July via Black Lodge Records. The CD's artwork was ...

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SABATON: Swedish Tour Dates Announced

Swedish metallers SABATON have lined up the following dates in their home country during the coming months: Sep. 29 - Mariestad - Björnes Magasin Sep. 30 - Karlstad - Nöjesfabriken Oct. 07 - Örebro - Satin Oct. 14 - Kalmar Oct. 28 - Linköping - Skylten Nov. 01 - Kristianstad - Nöjesmagazinet Scala Nov. 02 ...

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EVERGRACE Signs With ULTERIUM RECORDS

Ulterium Records has announced the signing of the Swedish heavy metal band EVERGRACE. The self-titled debut album is scheduled for a September 30 release. The track listing is as follows: 01. The Escape 02. Life has Just Begun... 03. Enough is Enough 04. Alive 05. Plastic Ideals 06. I Am You 07. Ulterior World 08. ...

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SABATON Replaces SAVAGE CIRCUS At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

Swedish metallers SABATON have replaced SAVAGE CIRCUS on the billing of the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The lineup is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS DEATHSTARS DESTRUCTION DISMEMBER HAMMERFALL HELLOWEEN LUMSK MACHINE MEN MAYHEM MINISTRY NAGLFAR NARNIA ONE MAN ...

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