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SODOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German thrashers SODOM have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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ROSE TATOO To Release 'Blood Brothers' In February

Armageddon Music has set a February 16, 2007 release date for the new ROSE TATOO album, entitled "Blood Brothers". As previously reported, ROSE TATTOO has posted its video for the track "Black Eyed Bruiser" at YouTube.com. The song is the first single from "Blood Brothers", which was produced by veteran Australian producer Mark ...

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DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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NORTHER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish metallers NORTHER have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DIMMU BORGIR DISILLUSION ENSLAVED GRAVE ...

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SAXON To Release 'The Inner Sanctum' In March

SPV/Steamhammer has set a March 5, 2007 European release date for the new album from British metal veterans SAXON, entitled "The Inner Sanctum". The label will also release SAXON's new double live DVD, entitled "To Hell and Back Again". No further details are currently available. In a recent posting on the band's official web site, ...

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Drummer MIKE TERRANA Comments On His Split With RAGE

After eight successful and great years together, drummer Mike Terrana has decided to leave German power metallers RAGE with immediate effect. In an official statement, Terrana says, "This was no easy decision, but I strongly believe it is about time for something new for me. I had a great time in RAGE and I don't ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DIMMU BORGIR ...

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THE VISION BLEAK Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

THE VISION BLEAK have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD ...

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BENEDICTUM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Diego-based female-fronted power metallers BENEDICTUM have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION ENSLAVED ...

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VADER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Polish death metallers VADER have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Crossover thrash merchants MUNICIPAL WASTE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER ...

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RUFFIANS: More European Dates Announced

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert will be on tour in Europe this month in support of its new album, "Desert of Tears". The dates are as follows: Nov. 16 - (DE) Sounds - Lubeck Nov. 17 - (DE) Headbangers Ballroom ...

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DIONYSUS' 'Fairytales And Reality' To Receive U.S. Release Tomorrow

Spain's Locomotive Music will release DIONYSUS' "Fairytales and Reality" on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Taking its name from the Greek God of Wine, DIONYSUS embraces the wine-women-and-song lifestyle and expresses it using the vehicle of melodic progressive metal. In 1999, a true meeting of the metal minds took place to form DIONYSUS, with the collaboration ...

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ROSE TATTOO: Final European Dates Announced

Australia's ROSE TATTOO has announced the final details of its upcoming European tour after the first part of the trek had to be postponed. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: Mar. 04 - UK - London Scala Mar. 06 - UK - Wolverhampton Civic Hall * Mar. 07 - UK - Nottingham Rock ...

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SAXON To Play 'Secret' Gig In England?

Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON is rumored to be playing a special secret gig at a pub in Lincoln, England on Friday, October 27 as part of a documentary they're doing for TV. No further details are currently available. SAXON recently cancelled its South American/Mexican tour due to "recording commitments." Steamhammer/SPV released SAXON's brand-new ...

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DISILLUSION, NEAERA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

DISILLUSION and NEAERA have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DISILLUSION ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD HEAVEN SHALL BURN IMMORTAL ...

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RUFFIANS: 'Desert Of Tears' U.S. Release Date Announced

OSM Records has announced that it will release RUFFIANS's brand new studio album, titled "Desert of Tears", on December 6, 2006. This 11-track album is said to be "pure classic power metal at its finest" and as a bonus it will include the video track "Do or Die". "Desert of Tears" is currently receiving rave ...

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LETZTE INSTANZ Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

LETZTE INSTANZ, a German rock band particularly noted for its use of the violin and cello, has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND ...

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Former MASTERPLAN Drummer Explains His Departure

Former MASTERPLAN drummer Uli Kusch has commented on his departure from the band, explaining that "we haven't inspired each other anymore," according to a press release. "And without inspiration it is not possible anymore to make music together." Uli will concentrate on his new band BEAUTIFUL SIN with plans to release a new album in ...

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ENSLAVED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MOONSORROW Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

ENSLAVED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MOONSORROW, VOLBEAT and SONIC SYNDICATE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD HEAVEN SHALL ...

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REIGN OF TERROR, BLUDGEON, HYDROGYN Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

REIGN OF TERROR (featuring guitarist Joe Stump and ex-LOUDNESS/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Mike Vescera), BLUDGEON, HYDROGYN, VAINGLORY, MALIGNO, DIMENSION, SOULS ON FIRE, SOLITUDE, MULUC PAX and PENTAGRAM have been confirmed as the second-stage performers at the 2006 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, November 18 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city ...

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SAXON: Mexican/South American Tour Cancelled

Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON has cancelled its previously announced South American/Mexican tour. The trek was scheduled to kick off this Saturday (Oct. 7) in Mexico City and was slated to include appearances in Argentina and Brazil. An official announcement regarding the cancellation is expected shortly. Steamhammer/SPV released SAXON's brand-new live album, "The Eagle ...

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