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BACKYARD BABIES Announce Tribute Appearances, Land Swedish Grammy

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have just finished recording a version of THE RAMONES' "Pet Cemetery" with producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt (FIRESIDE) for the upcoming RAMONES tribute album The Song Ramones The Same. Other artists set to appear on the tribute CD are THE HIVES, THE HELLACOPTERS, SAHARA HOTNIGHTS and THE DICTATORS, among others. In other news, BACKYARD ...

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Reunited GRAVE Announce Plans For Continental European Live Appearances

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will follow up the recording of their forthcoming comeback CD, tentatively entitled Back From The Grave, with several headlining shows in April and a slew of German festival appearances, including those at With Full Force, Fuck The Commerce, Smash Fest and Party-San Open Air. As previously reported, GRAVE recently entered ...

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MISDEMEANOR Set Release Date For Debut CD

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will release their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label (via an affiliation with GMR Music) on April 8th. In the meantime, you can download clips of three cuts from the album—“Parashoot”, “Let Me Know” and “The Beer Hunter”—from this location. MISDEMEANOR will support ...

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2 TON PREDATOR Added To 2000 Decibel Festival

Swedish sludge-meisters 2 TON PREDATOR have been added to the list of artists performing at the third installment of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The confirmed acts so far are as follows: 2 TON PREDATOR ENTOMBED WITCHERY MANINNYA BLADE ...

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ENTOMBED Live Broadcast Tonight!

ENTOMBED's live appearance at the Popstad festival in Skelleftea, Sweden, which is scheduled to take place tonight, February 9th at 10:00 PM local time (4:00 PM EST) will be broadcast live via the Internet at this location (click on Lyssna direkt p: P3). Also appearing on the bill will be CULT OF LUNA ...

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ENTOMBED To Appear With Royal Swedish Ballet At Grammis Awards

ENTOMBED will perform with the Royal Swedish Ballet at the Swedish Grammis (Grammy) awards, which are scheduled to be broadcast live via TV4 on Thursday, February 14th. As previously reported, ENTOMBED have lined up eight appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden beginning on February 15th as part of a show called Unreal ...

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CANDLEMASS, ENTOMBED, ARCH ENEMY Men Get "Brutal" In New Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/founder Leif Edling is looking for a label to release a CD from his latest project, an as-yet-unnamed group featuring ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjarnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom and ARCH ENEMY/SPRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott. Currently singer-less, the band will reportedly feature a “very heavy and brutal” doom direction not unlike that found on ...

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ENTOMBED's Hellid Directs ORANGE GOBLIN Video

ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid has directed the video for the ORANGE GOBLIN track Monkey Panic from the latter group's latest CD, entitled Coup De Grace, which is due to be issued through Rise Above Records on February 25th. As previously reported, Coup De Grace was produced by former KYUSS/current UNIDA bassist Scott Reeder and includes ...

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ENTOMBED: "Unreal" Dates Announced!

ENTOMBED have announced the dates for their much-anticipated appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden in February/March as part of a show called Unreal Estate, with the band doing a 45-minute set of brand new, specially-composed original material while surrounded by 30 ballet dancers and a 10-year-old kid. The eight performances will take ...

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GRAVE To Issue "Back From The Grave" In June

Reunited Swedish death metallers GRAVE have completed work on eight songs for their forthcoming comeback CD, tentatively entitled Back From The Grave, and are scheduled to enter Stockholm's Sunlight Studios in February with producer Tomas Skogsberg (i.e. ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, BACKYARD BABIES, etc.) to record the album for a June release through Century Media Records. Described ...

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ROCKET 95.3 FM To Honor Best of Swedish Rock

Swedish radio station Rocket 95.3 FM will celebrate the best of Swedish rock on January 31st with a "big time" gala event at Nymble-KTH. The Rocket Swedish Rock Awards will be a night of live music and the awarding of pure silver Rocket statuettes (made by Valand Metal Design) to some of the best Swedish ...

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ENTOMBED, WITCHERY, Others Join 2000 DECIBEL Bill

ENTOMBED, WITCHERY, MANINNYA BLADE, DREAM EVIL and HUMAN RACE have been added to the list of artists performing at 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The confirmed acts so far are as follows: ENTOMBED WITCHERY MANINNYA BLADE DREAM EVIL HUMAN RACE ...

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OPETH: Two Studio Albums On The Way!

Sweden's OPETH have confirmed via their official web site that the group are currently writing the material for not only one, but two full-length CDs that will receive a simultaneous release in late 2002 or early 2003. According to a statement from the band, “the plan is to release separate CDs at the same time, ...

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Hellid-Produced MISDEMEANOR To Issue Debut CD In March

The first release via the recently-announced arrangement between ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label and GMR Music will be the long-awaited self-titled debut from Stockholm all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR. Produced by Hellid, the CD is said to contain music rooted in such influences as BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, and is presently ...

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ENTOMBED's Hellid Gets Damn Deal Done!

Swedish label Muse Entity, the brainchild of ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid, has announced an affiliation with GMR Music Group that will incorporate all of Muse Entity's future releases. Hellid founded Muse Entity Records in 1999 as a means to produce records, artwork and videos for other artists. “My ambition is simply to make great albums ...

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VINTERSORG, ENTOMBED To Play Popstad Festival

Sweden's VINTERSORG, featuring vocalist Vintersorg of the Norwegian band BORKNAGAR, will perform at the Popstad festival in Skelleftea, Sweden on Saturday, February 9th. The entire event, which will also include appearances by ENTOMBED and CULT OF LUNA, will be broadcast on the radio via www.sr.se/p3. For more information, go to

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THE HELLACOPTERS Secure US Deal For "Visibility", "Crap"

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, will issue their latest studio album, High Visibility, in the US through Gearhead Records during March. The same label will also release a collection of the band's singles, entitled Cream Of The Crap, later in the year. ...

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ENTOMBED: Opera Bound!

Sweden's ENTOMBED are currently working on songs that they will be performing during a string of performances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm in February as part of a show called Unreal Estate, with the band doing a 45-minute set of brand new, specially-composed original material while surrounded by 30 ballet dancers and a ...

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Morning Star - ENTOMBED

In spite of my reservations about ENTOMBED's last offering, 2000's Uprising, it's difficult not to have a great deal of respect for the five Swedes that continue to churn out their own brand of death-ish rock'n'roll roughly a decade and a half after their inception. Seemingly oblivious to the outside trends, ENTOMBED have clearly ...

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Sindustries - GARDENIAN

While not nearly as revered as fellow Swedes IN FLAMES, GARDENIAN were responsible for issuing one of the top albums of 1999 in the shape of Soulburner, a melodic death metal fan's delight that still stands as one of the genre's finest moments to date. Surprisingly, that album's critical acclaim didn't prevent the group from ...

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Uprising - ENTOMBED

Heralded as a "return to form" for the Swedish quintet, ENTOMBED's latest is certainly a much rawer beast than the group's much-maligned Same Difference (1998) release, a consequence, no doubt, of the fact that the album was reportedly recorded over the course of eight days (four weekends)—a modern-day record for an established metal band. Devoid ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. As originally hinted here on September 26th ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 23, 2001

In light of the numerous tour cancellations that have been announced in the recent weeks, MACHINE HEAD have issued a statement assuring their European fans that they will, in fact, be going ahead with their scheduled European headlined tour as planned. The statement—the Robert Flynn-handwritten version of which can be viewed at ...

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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offered in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET simply ...

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