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KING DIAMOND Drummer To Guest On SINGLE BULLET THEORY CD

Philadelphia-based extreme metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY will reportedly be utilizing the services of KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson during the recording sessions for the new SBT album. At the present time, it is unclear whether Matt will join SBT as a full-fledged member. "We are actually using two excellent drummers for this disc," SINGLE BULLET ...

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THUNDERSTONE Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland on Friday, June 11. Also set to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM and DIABLO. Sauna Open Air is being organized by Partysan Productions, who have previously arranged gigs for acts like H.I.M., STRATOVARIUS, ENTOMBED, ...

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THE PROJECT HATE To Enter Studio In September

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals and current DARK FUNERAL touring guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), are planning on entering Soundlab Studios in September with producer Mieszko Talarczyk to record the follow-up to last year's "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", tentatively due in early 2005 through ...

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Reunited Hard Rockers EUROPE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited hard rockers EUROPE have been confirmed as one of the headliners this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. EUROPE will top the bill on Saturday, June 12, while JUDAS PRIEST will close the day's festivities on Thursday, June 10. The complete list of bands currently ...

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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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IN FLAMES Guitarist, Bassist To DJ At Swedish Club

IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad and bassist Peter Iwers will make a rare appearance as metal DJs this Saturday (January 10) at the well-known metal club Metallterrassen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The club has previously hosted as DJs members from such bands as HAMMERFALL, STRATOVARIUS, THE HAUNTED, ENTOMBED, EVERGREY, DARK TRANQUILLITY and TIAMAT. IN FLAMES will ...

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PAT TRAVERS BAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PAT TRAVERS BAND are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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LOST HORIZON, CARNAL FORGE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

LOST HORIZON, HEART, DR. FEELGOOD, CARNAL FORGE and SUN CAGED are the latest artists confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ...

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CHAOSBREED Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have inked a deal with Century Media Records. The contract covers the release of the group's recently completed debut album, "Brutal", ...

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CHAOSBREED Announce Helsinki Gig

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will perform selections from their upcoming debut album, "Brutal", at Stella Star Club in Helsinki on Friday, December 19. CHAOSBREED will ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Sweden's POPSTAD Festival

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been confirmed for the P3 Popstad 2004 festival in Jönköping (Sweden). IN FLAMES will play at Teaterladan on Friday, February 13, 2004. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include NASUM, ENTOMBED and BACKYARD BABIES. The Swedish national radio station P3 will broadcast many of the performances live during the ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

JUDAS PRIEST have been officially confirmed to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This is the first word of any live dates from the British heavy metal band since they announced their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford in July after more than ...

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ENTOMBED Guitarist Joins DISFEAR

ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund has joined Swedish crust rock outfit DISFEAR as the group's second touring guitarist. Uffe will pull double duty on the upcoming Close-Up Made Us Do It Tour and will continue playing with DISFEAR in the future when he's not busy with ENTOMBED. DISFEAR feature in their ranks former AT THE GATES/THE ...

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ENTOMBED Explain Canadian Cancellations

Sweden's ENTOMBED have released more information regarding the cancellation of the group's shows in Toronto and Montreal earlier this week. The following is taken from the band's tour diary, as posted on their official web site (www.entombed.org): "[Drummer] Peter [Stjärnvind] woke up [Tuesday] morning and could hardly speak.. He had a lot of pain in ...

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KING DIAMOND: 'The Puppet Master' Enters Swedish Chart At No. 24

KING DIAMOND's new CD, "The Puppet Master", has entered the Swedish charts at position No. 24. As previously reported, "The Puppet Master" was issued with a bonus disc of frontman/namesake King Diamond telling the story of "The Puppet Master" in full make-up. Massacre Records (King's European label) also released "The Puppet Master" on regular vinyl ...

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ENTOMBED Cancel Toronto Show

Sweden's ENTOMBED were reportedly forced to cancel their appearance at The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Tuesday night (November 4) after drummer Peter Stjärnvind was taken ill and had to be rushed to the hospital. No further information is available at this time. ENTOMBED are in the middle of a North American tour with ...

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DISMEMBER: DVD Delayed

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have pushed back the release date of their upcoming double DVD to January 26, 2004. The first disc will contain the group's live performance from May 27, 2003 at Klubben in Stockholm, while the second disc will feature a 90-minute documentary/home video spanning the group's entire career. DISMEMBER's new album, ...

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Swedish Death Metal 'Supergroup' Gets A Name

GOD AMONG INSECTS is the name of the brand-new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ENTOMBED, THE PROJECT HATE, ex-GRAVE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY). "We still have a few more songs to complete but things are going as ...

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CATHEDRAL, KRUX, GRAND MAGUS To Team Up For Swedish Night of Doom

CATHEDRAL, KRUX and GRAND MAGUS will be teaming up for a one-off night of "doom" at The Shrine (Kolingsborg) in Stockholm, Sweden on January 31. KRUX, of course, feature in their ranks CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandström (guitar, also in THE PROJECT ...

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ENTOMBED: Second Seattle Show Added

Sweden's ENTOMBED have added a second Seattle show to their "Six Feet Under Tour" on Saturday, October 26 at Studio 7. ENTOMBED will be supported by SINGLE BULLET THEORY, NOCTURNE and Seattle locals THE BRAINDEAD, IN MEMORIUM, NME and VS. THE WORLD. The show will be all ages (bar w/ ID), and tickets will be ...

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KING DIAMOND: San Francisco, Pittsburgh Dates Cancelled

KING DIAMOND have cancelled their previously announced Oct. 22 show at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California. No reason was given for the cancellation. ENTOMBED and NOCTURNE, who are opening for KING DIAMOND on their North American tour, will still perform at the venue. Customers who bought KING DIAMOND tickets can purchase a special $5 ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE To Release New Single In November

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, will release a brand-new single next month through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch (web site). The disc will contain an as-yet-undisclosed track off the group's third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", which is currently being recorded at Seawolf Studios (web ...

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Reunited Death Metallers BRUTALITY To Record New Album

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have worked out their differences with Poland's Still Dead Productions and are scheduled to enter the studio during October/November to record their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2004 release. The group's recording lineup will consist of the following: Scott Reigel - Lead Vocals Jeff Acres - Bass/Vocals Mausolus Arguelles ...

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ENTOMBED, RAISED FIST, DISFEAR To Team Up For Scandinavia's CLOSE-UP MADE US TO IT Tour

Sweden's premiere metal/hard rock publication Close-Up Magazine, in association with Burning Heart Records and The Agency Group Scandinavia, will present the Close-Up Made Us Do It Tour 2003 in December. The trek, which will kick off on December 3 in Sundsvall, Sweden, will feature the kings of Swedish metal ENTOMBED alongside fellow countrymen RAISED FIST ...

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