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CANDLEMASS And RIOT Confirmed For Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

CANDLEMASS and RIOT have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BRAINSTORM CANDLEMASS DESTRUCTION EUROSMITH EXCITER GOTTHARD NECRODEATH PINK CREAM 69 RAGE RIOT SAXON VICIOUS ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIO DREAM THEATER ENSLAVED EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER IN ...

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DREAM THEATER Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

DREAM THEATER are the latest band confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Also scheduled to perform at the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival are IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH, AXEL RUDI PELL, GRAVE DIGGER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and EXCITER. More confirmations will be announced soon. ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will mark the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of this year's event will ...

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GRAVE DIGGER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

GRAVE DIGGER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are the latest bands confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Also scheduled to perform at the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival are IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH, AXEL RUDI PELL and EXCITER. More confirmations will be announced soon. (Thanks: www.all-about-chaos.net) ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

VIRGIN STEELE have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". To celebrate ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". ...

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Original EXCITER Singer To Interview ANNIHILATOR For Upcoming DVD

Dan Beehler, former singer/drummer of '80s Canadian metal legends EXCITER, will be one of the guest interviewers on ANNIHILATOR's "Ten Years in Hell" DVD, to be released around April 2005. ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters recently remastered five of EXCITER's early releases and orchestrated a worldwide deal with Megaforce Records for much of their catalogue (most ...

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EXCITER Singer Explains Belgian Cancellation

EXCITER singer Jacques Belanger has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the final show of the group's recently compelted European tour: "First of all, I would like to thank BLACK ABYSS and STEEL ATTACK. Touring with them was a blast. I would like to thank the support crew, Hendrik, Mario and Spray for ...

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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Remastered, Reissued

Original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums, vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass) have joined forces with Megaforce Records and ANNIHILATOR chief Jeff Waters to re-master and re-release the first six EXCITER releases. The new versions of the classic early EXCITER albums will be re-mastered by Waters and will contain "loads of bonus material, including videos, rare ...

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EXCITER: More European Tour Dates Announced

More details have been revealed about the upcoming "New Testament" European tour featuring Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER alongside Sweden's STEEL ATTACK and Germany's BLACK ABYSS. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Osnabrück, GER @ N8 Oct. 09 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Oct. 10 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Oct. 11 - ...

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EXCITER: European Tour Dates Announced

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER will be teaming up with Sweden's STEEL ATTACK and Germany's BLACK ABYSS for a European tour beginning in early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Osnabrück, GER @ N8 Oct. 09 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Oct. 10 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Oct. 11 - Essen, GER ...

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STEEL ATTACK To Support EXCITER In Europe

Swedish heavy metal act STEEL ATTACK will support veteran Canadian thrashers EXCITER on a European tour beginning in early October. A third band will be announced soon. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Osnabrück, GER @ Tor 3 Oct. 09 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Oct. 10 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Oct. ...

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REVEREND Confirmed For TEXAS METALFEST

REVEREND, the band featuring ex-METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne and BYFIST members Davey Lee, Nacho Vara and Jess Vara, have been confirmed to perform at the Texas Metalfest on Friday June 11 in San Antonio, Texas. Other artists set to appear include EXCITER, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and SHADOWKEEP. For more information, visit www.reverend.cx. ...

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ANVIL: Quebec Dates Announced

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have announced two dates in Quebec in late August. The details are as follows: Aug. 28 - Rimouski, QUE @ Bar Chez Pull Centre Ville, Cactus Show Bar Aug. 29 - Quebec City, QUE @ L'Arlequin As previously reported, ANVIL will be teaming up with RAZOR and EXCITER for a one-off ...

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ANVIL: Early Albums To Be Reissued

In addition to securing the rights to the group's latest studio album, "Back To Basics", for the U.S., Screaming Ferret Wreckords will soon be releasing seven classic from veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL — discs that defined and secured the band's status in the true heavy metal elite. Titles include three currently out-of-print releases: 1987's "Strength ...

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EXCITER Set Release Date For Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER have set "New Testament - Coven of Re-Recorded Classics" as the title of their upcoming collection of reworked early songs, due June 7 through France's Osmose Productions. A North American release through The End Records is expected a short time later. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Pushed Back A Week

JUDAS PRIEST's much-anticipated four-disc box set, "Metalogy" (Sony Music/Legacy Records), will arrive in the U.S. and Canada on May 11 — one week later than the originally announced May 4 release date. Europe and Australia/New Zealand will receive the set on May 10 while Japan has scheduled a release on July 22. As previously reported, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Details Officially Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST have announced the details of their four-disc box set, "Metalogy", due on May 4 through Sony Music/Legacy Records. The 65-song collection comprises hits, favorites, B-sides and rarities recorded by the veteran heavy metal act between 1972 and 2002, according to Billboard.com. The box will include a full-color book with the band's discography and ...

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WOLF Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following update on their official web site: "Watch out guys and girls, here's some WOLF news for you, finally. The new album is finished at last. Why has it taken so fucking long you might ask? Well, to make a long story short, it's been rough times for the WOLF ...

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