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Massive Week Of Metal In Sweden!

Heavy Metal did itself proud in Sweden this week, with JUDAS PRIEST achieving their highest world chart placing to date after "Angel of Retribution" landed at No. 3. Stiff competition came from domestic heroes HAMMERFALL, whose "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken" followed close behind at No. 4. Also debuting on the chart are PARADISE LOST, ...

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SOILWORK To Release 10-Year Anniversary DVD

Sweden's SOILWORK have announced plans to release a DVD to celebrate the group's 10-year anniversary. "We'll film some of the upcoming shows and add a lot of backstage/tour bus footage that we have collected through the years," vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid writes on the group's web site. "I think our dear bass player will get ...

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SOILWORK's 'Stabbing The Drama' Enters Finnish Chart At No. 19

SOILWORK's latest CD, "Stabbing the Drama", has entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 19. "Stabbing the Drama" debuted at No. 14 in the band's home country, Sweden, where the band's previous CD, 2003's "Figure Number Five", opened at No. 59. Released through Nuclear Blast Records, "Stabbing the Drama" was recorded at Fascination Street ...

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SCARVE To Record New Album Next Winter

France's SCARVE will enter the studio next winter to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Irradiant", tentatively due in early 2006. In other news, the band have postponed plans to have their debut album, "Translucence" (originally released in 2000), reissued in 2005 with a bonus DVD. "Preparing the bonus DVD is taking more time ...

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Stabbing The Drama - SOILWORK

Utter the name SOILWORK and there'll usually be two decisive responses, the "I don't get what this band is all about," or the "SOILWORK rules!" crowd. You get it or you don't, love it or hate it. No matter what category you fall under, the band has to be commended for having the capacity to ...

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THE DREAMING Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall, have parted ways with bassist Johnny Dyke. A replacement bassist has yet to be announced. As previously reported, THE DREAMING have a song on the soundtrack for newly released Jennifer Garner film "Elektra". The track, entitled "Beautiful", was produced by Jay Baumgardner (ORGY, ...

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STATIC-X Bassist To Play With SKUMLOVE

Tony Campos (STATIC-X, ASESINO) will be playing bass for SKUMLOVE during their appearance at The Roxy in Hollywood on February 14. SKUMLOVE will be debuting new songs and a new drummer, BT, at the "Valentine Day Massacre" show, which will also include an appearance by THE DREAMING (featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall). SKUMLOVE ...

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GODHEAD: Special Hollywood Show Announced

GODHEAD will be appearing at the Whisky A Go Go on January 20, 2005. Support at the show will come from LOSER (featuring ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5) and THE DREAMING (featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall). GODHEAD are currently writing and recording their new album at frontman Jason Miller's Central Command Studios in ...

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THE DREAMING To Be Featured On 'Elektra' Movie Soundtrack

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall, will have a song on the soundtrack for the upcoming Jennifer Garner film "Elektra". The track, entitled "Beautiful", was produced by Jay Baumgardner (ORGY, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH, SEETHER, DROWNING POOL) and will be on featured the soundtrack album to be released by Wind-Up ...

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SOILWORK: Limited-Edition Version Of New Album To Include Bonus Track

Sweden's SOILWORK have confirmed via their official web site that the limited-edition European/U.S. version of their upcoming album, "Stabbing the Drama", will include a bonus track, entitled "Wherever Thorns May Grow". The Japanese edition will feature "Wherever Thorns May Grow" and an additional bonus cut by the name of "Killed by Ignition". The follow-up to ...

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SECTION 16 Hard At Work On Sophomore CD

Colorado-based SECTION 16 have finished recording the basic tracks for the first three songs for the follow-up to their debut CD, "Identity Crisis" (DCA Recordings) and "they are sounding great!' according to vocalist Corey Brown. "Vocals will be going on next." SECTION 16 are recording the album with producer Bill Douglas, who has previously worked ...

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SECTION 16 Prepare To Enter Studio

Colorado-based SECTION 16 will be entering the studio soon to record the follow-up to their debut CD, "Identity Crisis" (DCA Recordings). The band will be recording the album with producer Bill Douglas, who has previously worked with such acts as STATIC-X, STABBING WESTWARD and the SMASHING PUMPKINS. SECTION 16's lineup consists of vocalist Corey Brown ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO: I Am Relieved I Am Not In STRATOVARIUS

Former STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto spoke to Pitriff.com earlier today about the recent events in the STRATOVARIUS camp and his upcoming sophomore solo album, "Coldness". The following are some of the highlights of that interview: PITRIFF: Have you heard about [Timo] Tolkki's condition lately? Timo Kotipelto: "I just heard from a webmaster friend ...

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STRATOVARIUS Video Report From PIORNO ROCK: Interviews, Live Clips And More!

Finland's Sonera Plaza has posted a 14-minute video report from STRATOVARIUS' recent appearance at the Piorno Rock festival in Spain. Included are short interviews with the various members of the band, clips from the group's performance, Timo Tolkki's comments on the legendary "pissing" incident and keyboardist Jens Johansson's description of the stabbing attack that nearly ...

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