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HOWLING SYN Announce New Guitarist, Bassist

Canadian gothic metallers HOWLING SYN have issued the following update: "We now have a new member who will replace Gilbert [Riendeau, guitar]! Patryk has hung up his bass and will now concentrate on guitars. So the band now has a new bass player called Carlo Moscardini, who previously worked with LIEGE LORD, OVERKILL, TYPE O ...

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Cycle of Pain - HAVOCHATE

As much as I enjoyed HAVOCHATE's "This Violent Earth" for its old-school OVERKILL/TESTAMENT crunch grooves and hardass heavy metal attitude, I still thought it was a good, not great album. About half the album crushed convincingly (especially the excellent title track) and half I found to be just average, maybe missing that little something. Having ...

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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish rock 'n' roll legends HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION ...

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ROB ROCK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANTHRAX BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ...

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OVERKILL Pull Out Of Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

OVERKILL have been forced to cancel their participation at the Atarfe Vega Rock festival in Granada, Spain this weekend due to "an immediate, unforseen and unavoidable instance," according to a posting on the group's web site. "The band deeply apologizes for this sudden change of plans." Replacing OVERKILL at the festival will be DORO. As ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Finland's NIGHTWISH have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. NIGHTWISH will top the bill on Friday, July 22, while MANOWAR will close out the show the following night. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE CHILDREN ...

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AFTER ALL: 'The Vermin Breed' Cover Art, Audio Sample Posted Online

Belgium's AFTER ALL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Vermin Breed", due on March 21 via Dockyard 1, the new German company formed by Dirk Putzke, Christine Stephan (both ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records) and Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR). German label Killer Metal Records will release "The Vermin Breed" as a limited-edition pressing of ...

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Classic HADES Albums To Be Reissued In May

On Tuesday, May 10, 2005, Rock Ridge Music will reissue two albums from the '80s heavy metal band HADES. The two recordings, "Resisting Success" and "If At First You Don't Succeed", each include a newly-recorded, previously unreleased track. HADES was formed by guitarist Dan Lorenzo back in 1978, playing around local rock clubs in New ...

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SENTENCED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finnish metallers SENTENCED have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL PRETTY ...

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TRENDKILL Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

Swedish metallers TRENDKILL have inked a deal with Regain Records (DANZIG, OVERKILL, MARDUK, BEHEMOTH, etc.). The group will enter the studio this summer to record their debut album for a late 2005 release. TRENDKILL is: Adrian Westin - Vocals Erik Månsson - Guitar Andre Gonzales - Guitar Marcus Wesslén - Bass Conny Petterson – Drums ...

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Lucifer Rising - KAAMOS

There must have been some band somewhere that named an album "Lucifer Rising", right? Well, if not, why not? Anyway, on the second release from Sweden's KAAMOS, I'm reminded of what real Swedish death metal is all about. "Lucifer Rising" is not about the Gothenburg sound, nor is it about clean-to-gruff vocals, and certainly not ...

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SENTENCED To Play Final German Show At WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish metallers SENTENCED will perform their last-ever show in Germany at 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 BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ...

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ZYKLON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are the latest act to be 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 ...

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ANTHRAX: 'Among The Living' Lineup Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ANTHRAX's legendary "Among the Living" lineup has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANTHRAX ("Among the Living" lineup) BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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OVERKILL: Tour Dates Announced

OVERKILL have lined up the following dates in support of their new album, "ReliXIV", due on March 22 via Eagle Rock/Spitfire Records: Feb. 25 - Atarfe Vega Rock - Grenada, SPA Apr. 08 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA Apr. 09 - Thunderdome - Baltimore, MD Apr. 10 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY Apr. 13 ...

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MEGADETH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine announced at Tuesday night's (Feb. 15) concert in Stockholm that the band will be playing at this year's Sweden Rock festival — presumably as the third headliner along with MÖTLEY CRÜE and ACCEPT. The 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival will be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The billing ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY are the latest act to be 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 BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX ...

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STATUS QUO, LANA LANE, WE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

STATUS QUO, LANA LANE and WE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES DIO ...

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AFTER ALL Sign With Germany's DOCKYARD 1

Belgium's AFTER ALL have signed a multi-album deal with Dockyard 1, the new German company formed by Dirk Putzke, Christine Stephan (both ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records) and Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR). The CD version of the new AFTER ALL album, "The Vermin Breed", will be released on March 21. German label Killer Metal Records will release "The ...

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OVERKILL: European Tour Dates Announced

OVERKILL have lined up the following European dates during May: May 06 - Biebop - Vosselaar, NETH May 07 - Alte Spinnerei – Glauchau, GER May 09 - Planet Music - Wien, AUT May 10 - Titanic – München, GER May 11 - Live Arena - Münster, GER May 12 - Festhalle - Karlsruhe-Durlach, GER ...

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OVERKILL: Early Albums To Be Reissued On One CD

Megaforce Records will re-release OVERKILL's two classic early albums, "Fuck You and Then Some" and "Feel the Fire", on one CD February 22, 2005. These albums not only showcase the early years of the band, but also represent some of the finest early thrash metal. New York thrash quartet OVERKILL formed in the early 1980s ...

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