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WINTERSUN Pulls Out Of SUMMER BREEZE, BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festivals

WINTERSUN, the Finnish band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, has has cancelled its previously announced appearanes at the Summer Breeze (August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany) and Bloodstock Open Air (August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England) festivals. Mäenpää's statement on the matter reads as follows: "There has come again unexpected ...

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MOONSPELL, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL, THE STORM Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MOONSPELL, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL and THE STORM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON ...

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ABSENCE OF THE SUN Signs With HOLD TRUE RECORDINGS

Hold True Recordings has announced the signing of Portland, Maine's champions of melodic metal ABSENCE OF THE SUN. The band's debut album, "A Symphony of Unheard Words", will be released this spring. For those who are not yet familiar with ABSENCE OF THE SUN, the quintet draws from the proven influences of modern melodic metal, ...

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CARCASS, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

CARCASS and ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS CARCASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MUNICIPAL ...

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GWAR Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

GWAR has been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MUNICIPAL WASTE PYTHIA SABATON SATYRICON SAXON THE ...

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Organizers Launch Weekly Podcast

The organizers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival — which will be held August 14-16 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England — have launched a weekly podcast that will offer up essential information along with the best in breakthrough metal and lineup announcements. According to a posting on the festival's web site, "The show will ...

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SUFFOCATION, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE FACELESS, VOIVOD Confirmed For SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SUFFOCATION, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE FACELESS and VOIVOD have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM ...

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LIFE OF AGONY, DAATH, NECROPHAGIST Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

DAATH, NECROPHAGIST and LIFE OF AGONY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BLACK MESSIAH BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON ...

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AXAMENTA Calls It Quits

Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, has called its quits. The group writes on its web site: "This would be a perfect opportunity to attempt an eloquent effort, which could sound something along the lines of: 'In the bleak wintersun of 2009 the shroud falls over the vague and dark ...

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ENSLAVED, MUNICIPAL WASTE Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

ENSLAVED, MUNICIPAL WASTE and MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA CANDLEMASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MUNICIPAL WASTE SABATON SATYRICON ...

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BLACKGUARD: Debut Album Track Listing Finalized

Montreal-based sympho/black/folk/power metal act BLACKGUARD (formerly PROFUGUS MORTIS) will release its debut album, "Profugus Mortis", on March 20 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records and on April 28 in North America through Sumerian Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Scarlet To Snow 02. This Round's On Me 03. Allegiance 04. ...

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UNEARTH, GOD DETHRONED, ELVENKING Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

UNEARTH, GOD DETHRONED and ELVENKING have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX ...

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BLACKGUARD Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST, SUMERIAN

Montreal-based sympho/black/folk/power metal act BLACKGUARD (formerly PROFUGUS MORTIS) has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for territories outside the U.S. (where the group is signed to Sumerian Records). The band debut album, "Profugus Mortis", will be released on March 20 in Europe and April 28 in North America. Commented Jaap Wagemaker of Nuclear Blast: ...

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BORN FROM PAIN, SKYFORGER, THE OTHER Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

BORN FROM PAIN, SKYFORGER and THE OTHER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BORN FROM PAIN BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT ...

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HATE, POWERWOLF, UNSUN Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

HATE, POWERWOLF and UNSUN have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX DAGOBA DEADLOCK DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED ...

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SYLOSIS, SACRED STEEL, PSYCROPTIC Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SYLOSIS, SACRED STEEL, PSYCROPTIC, ONE WAY MIRROR and NARZISS have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS ...

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OPETH Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX DAGOBA DEADLOCK DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED ...

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FIREWIND Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX DAGOBA DEADLOCK DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED ...

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VREID, BATTLELORE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

VREID and BATTLELORE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BATTLELORE BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX DAGOBA DEADLOCK DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED EPICA ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BACKYARD BABIES BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX DAGOBA DEADLOCK DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED ...

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DAGOBA, GHOST BRIGADE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

DAGOBA and GHOST BRIGADE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX DAGOBA DEADLOCK DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED EPICA EQUILIBRIUM EVOCATION ...

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ENSIFERUM Confirmed For Germany's LEGACY FEST

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal act ENSIFERUM has been confirmed for next year's Legacy Fest, set to take place May 21-23 in Dessau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ANIMA ARCH ENEMY BELPHEGOR BEHEMOTH BURNING SKIES CALLEJON DEMONICAL DESASTER DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISBELIEF EISREGEN ELUVEITIE ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS FACEBREAKER ...

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GRAVE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish death metallers GRAVE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX DEADLOCK DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED EPICA EQUILIBRIUM EVOCATION GRAND ...

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ARCH ENEMY, BELPHEGOR, MISERATION, ANIMA Confirmed For Germany's LEGACY FEST

ARCH ENEMY, BELPHEGOR, MISERATION and ANIMA have been confirmed for next year's Legacy Fest, set to take place May 21-23 in Dessau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ANIMA ARCH ENEMY BELPHEGOR BEHEMOTH BURNING SKIES CALLEJON DEMONICAL DESASTER DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISBELIEF EISREGEN ELUVEITIE ENDSTILLE EQUILIBRIUM EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS FACEBREAKER GRAVEWORM KATAKLYSM ...

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PSYCHOPUNCH Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Västerås, Sweden-based sleaze rock/punk rock 'n' rollers PSYCHOPUNCH have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX DEADLOCK DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Austria's SUMMER NIGHTS OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place May 22-24 at Burg Frauentstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BELPHEGOR CALLEJON DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EISREGEN ELUVEITIE EMERGENCY GATE ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS ...

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VADER Confirmed For German's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Polish death metal veterans VADER have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS BEFORE THE DAWN BENEATH THE MASSACRE BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CATARACT CORVUS CORAX DEADLOCK DEATHSTARS ENTOMBED EPICA EQUILIBRIUM EVOCATION ...

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