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METAL CHURCH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

METAL CHURCH have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK ...

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H.I.M., THE RASMUS Singers Perform 'Bittersweet' With APOCALYPTICA: Photos Available

As widely expected, H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo and THE RASMUS singer Lauri Ylönen joined APOCALYPTICA for the world-premiere live rendition of their single "Bittersweet" at a benefit concert for the victims of the Asian earthquake/tsunami disaster at Helsinki's 12,000-seater Hartwall Arena on Monday (Jan. 17). The concert featured 30-minute live performances by H.I.M., THE RASMUS, ...

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ENDHAMMER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's ENDHAMMER have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Devils' Album Certified Gold In Finland

THE 69 EYES' new album, "Devils", has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. The band accepting the gold-award plaques during an appearance on the TV live special "MTV3+ Stage" last Sunday. "Devils" is the fourth THE 69 EYES album to be certified gold; the band had also received the ...

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H.I.M., THE RASMUS Singers To Perform 'Bittersweet' With APOCALYPTICA

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo and THE RASMUS singer Lauri Ylönen are expected to join APOCALYPTICA for the world-premiere live rendition of their single "Bittersweet" at a benefit concert for the victims of the Asian earthquake/tsunami disaster at Helsinki's 12,000-seater Hartwall Arena on Monday, January 17. The concert, which will feature 30-minute live performances by H.I.M., ...

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DISSECTION And APOCALYPTICA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

DISSECTION and APOCALYPTICA have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX DISSECTION EDGUY EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK ...

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H.I.M. Frontman VILLE VALO To Release Solo Album?

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo will reportedly record a solo album this year that is expected to be released before the new H.I.M. CD. The solo effort will apparently be inspired by "country" music and Ville's recent work on APOCALYPTICA's "Bittersweet" video, and will include the songs "Under the Rose", "Face of God" and "Have No ...

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APOCALYPTICA: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have set a January 24 European release date through Universal for their new self-titled album. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Life Burns 02. Quutamo 03. Distraction 04. Bittersweet 05. Misconstruction 06. Fisheye 07. Farewell 08. Fatal Error 09. Betrayal/Forgiveness 10. Ruska 11. Deathzone A limited-edition version ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Support RAMMSTEIN In Europe

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will support German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN at the following European dates in February: Feb. 01 – Erfurt (GER) — Messehalle Feb. 03 - London (UK) — Brixton Feb. 04 - London (UK) — Brixton Feb. 05 - London (UK) — Brixton Feb. 06 - Manchester (UK) — Men Feb. 07 - Nottingham ...

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APOCALYPTICA: First-Ever North American Tour Announced

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced the details of their first-ever North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 15 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory Mar. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ El Mocambo Mar. 20 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Mar. 21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent Mar. 22 ...

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NIGHTWISH Frontwoman's Solo Single Enters Finnish Chart At No. 2

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen's new solo single, "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"), entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 2. Debuting at No. 3 was the new single from APOCALYPTICA, "Bittersweet", featuring guest appearances fellow-countrymen Lauri Ylönen from THE RASMUS and Ville Valo from H.I.M. on vocals. View the whole chart at

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APOCALYPTICA Name New Album

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have set "Apocalyptica" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2005. "In my opinion, our next album comes across like a mixture of 'Reflections' [2003] and the group's current live sound," Eicca Toppinen told Finland's Sonera Plaza. "So I think that we are now about to ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'Bittersweet' Video Posted Online

H.I.M. fan site The Sacrament is currently hosting the video clip for APOCALYPTICA's new single, "Bittersweet". Download the video at TheSacrament.net. "Bittersweet" is the first single off APOCALYPTICA's forthcoming album, due early February 2005. The song is a dark ballad that features fellow Finns Lauri Ylönen from THE RASMUS and Ville Valo from ...

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BENDOVER To Begin Recording Debut Album In December

BENDOVER, the self-proclaimed "heaviest band from Finland," will enter the studio in late December to record their long-awaited debut album. The CD will be produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., APOCALYPTICA, MOONSPELL, SENTENCED) and it will be released in May 2005 through Hiilesmaa's Udai label. A previously recorded four-song demo CD containing the tracks "Don't Feed ...

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SLAYER Drummer To Guest On New APOCALYPTICA Album

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will be guesting on the next APOCALYPTICA album on a song called "Betrayal". The track, which is described by APOCALYPTICA's Perttu Kivilaakso as a "really fast, thrash metal-influenced song," will mark the second time Lombardo has played on an APOCALYPTICA CD, having previously performed on their 2003 effort, "Reflections". "Many bands ...

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APOCALYPTICA Schedule London Date

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will play their first live show of 2005 on January 29 at the Mean Fiddler in London, England. More dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA recently recorded the first single of their forthcoming album, due early February 2005. The song, entitled "Bittersweet", is a dark ballad that features fellow-countrymen ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Drummer Involved In Serious Accident

NOCTURNAL RITES drummer Owe Lingvall was involved ina serious accident at his summer house a few days ago, causing him to almost lose an eye, according to a posting on the group's web site. "He is now in the hospital and will undergo surgery on Thursday (Oct. 7)," the posting adds. "Owe is a true ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL CAMP Festival

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are the latest band confirmed for the first installment of the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event set to take place August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. GREEN CARNATION will play the main stage on August 21. The festival is being co-produced ...

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APOCALYPTICA Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL CAMP Festival

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA are the latest band confirmed for the first installment of the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event set to take place August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. The festival is being co-produced by Austrian and Slovenian booking agencies and will take place at a "very beautiful location" which can host up to ...

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