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DAYLIGHT DIES Replaces WARBRINGER On First 10 Dates Of SOILWORK Tour

North Carolina's DAYLIGHT DIES has been added to SOILWORK and DARKANE's forthcoming U.S. tour for 10 shows beginning January 30 in Rochester, New York. Continuing to support its latest record, "Lost to the Living", DAYLIGHT DIES was selected to replace WARBRINGER, which is unable to start the tour due to extended recording obligations. Also scheduled ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Checks In From Glasgow

Vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of the Swedish metallers SOILWORK has issued the following update: "As you might know, we're currently out on tour in Europe. I'm writing to you from Glasgow, Scotland. The rain has been just as unstoppable as the beer drinking on the tour bus, but today the sun is actually shining and ...

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Vote For SOILWORK's North American Setlist

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have issued the following update: "To celebrate our final tour for 'Sworn To A Great Divide' and the very first North American tour featuring stellar guitar tandem Peter Wichers and Sylvain Coudret, we're giving you, our fans, the chance to pick the setlist! Yes, you read that right: you can choose which ...

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SOILWORK Issues Update On European Tour

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have issued the following update: "We're very sorry to announce that due to tragic circumstances [a passing in drummer Gene Hoglan's family], ZIMMERS HOLE have understandably decided to pull out of their direct support slot on our upcoming European headlining tour. Because of this unpredictable change and short notice, we've decided to ...

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SOILWORK: Early Albums To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Listenable Records has announced plans to re-release the classic first albums from Swedish metallers SOILWORK. "Steelbath Suicide" (1998) and "The Chainheart Machine" (1999) will be reissued in deluxe super jewelcases with revamped artwork and contain various bonus tracks. Out of print for a while, these re-releases are a "must-have for any SOILWORK fan who missed ...

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SOILWORK Singer Offers Vocal Coaching

Vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of the Swedish metallers SOILWORK has issued the following update: "Back home in the cold, getting pumped for the European tour that will start in just about a week! "I was going through my MySpace page the other day and realized that there are LOADS of messages that I haven't been ...

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EXODUS Announces Headlining Shows During KREATOR Tour

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS have announced 15 "off- date" headlining shows during the band's upcoming tour with KREATOR. Support will come from California's WARBRINGER. Advanced tickets are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com through November 21. On November 22, tickets go on sale through all normal ticketing outlets. EXODUS headlining shows ...

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SWORN ENEMY Guitarist Launches 'Mamaluke TV'

Guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci of the Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY is known worldwide for his enthusiasm for a good time, which sometimes (well, all the time) escalates to a level of pure insanity. He recently channeled all of his extra energy and time to creating an outside-the-box, no-holds-barred type of TV show, appropriately ...

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WARBRINGER Vocalist Comments on Upcoming Tour With KREATOR

Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER are currently on tour supporting OVERKILL before heading into the studio to begin recording their sophomore effort and quickly getting back on the road for another year of non-stop live activity. Aside from the recently announced SOILWORK run, WARBRINGER has been confirmed for legendary thrash act KREATOR's massive North American headlining ...

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ABORTED Covers TURMOIL's 'Playing Dead'; Audio Available

European death metal butchers ABORTED, whose members hail from Belgium, France and UK, recently recorded a cover version of the TURMOIL track "Playing Dead" for the Century Media Records 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes", which is being released in North America today (October 14). The track is now available for streaming at

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EXODUS Guitarist Comments On Upcoming Tour With KREATOR

San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans EXODUS will return to touring early next year in support of 2007's "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A" with Germany's KREATOR, Austria's BELPHEGOR, and California's WARBRINGER. EXODUS guitarist/songwriter Gary Holt checks in from his home in Northern California with the following: "If you can believe it, we've NEVER toured with ...

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Overdose Of Death - TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Forget the retro-thrash resurgence; TOXIC HOLOCAUST is the real shit. Born way back in '99 (before speed metal riffs and VENOM t-shirts were cool again), this Portland, OR-based outfit is as furiously old-school as any of the Bay Area newbies could hope to be on their best day. Not to take anything away from the ...

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AMON AMARTH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH CATHEDRAL EINHERJER IN EXTREMO MACHINE HEAD The first part of Contraband Candy's report on ...

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IN EXTREMO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German folk metallers IN EXTREMO have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are MACHINE HEAD, CATHEDRAL and EINHERJER. The first part of Contraband Candy's report on this year's Wacken Open Air festival, ...

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WARBRINGER: 'At The Crack of Doom' Video Posted Online

"At The Crack of Doom", the new video from Californian thrashers WARBRINGER, can be viewed below. The clip was helmed by up-and-coming director Joe Hendrick and is described in a press release as "a savage, performance-based video that unleashes a fury of aggression and all-out thrash madness." Commented guitarist John Laux: "We ended up performing ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Comments On PETER WICHERS' Return

Vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of the Swedish metallers SOILWORK has issued the following update: "Let me just say that I'm super excited to have Peter [Wichers, guitar] back in the band. We've done good but he has surely been missed. We have been on the phone together just about every day for a month and ...

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AVENGER OF BLOOD Signs With SALEM ROSE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Salem Rose Music Publishing has announced its cooperation with AVENGER OF BLOOD. The Las Vegas-based band is recognized as one of the leaders of the new thrash metal revolution, and released a killer album, "Death Brigade", earlier this year on Heavy Artillery Records. Since then, the group has overhauled its lineup with the addition of ...

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WARBRINGER Covers UNLEASHED's 'Execute Them All'; Audio Available

Californian thrashers WARBRINGER recently recorded a cover version of the UNLEASHED classic "Execute Them All" (from the Swedish death metal band's 1993 LP "Across The Open Sea") for the Century Media Records 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes", which will be released in North America on October 14. The track is now available for ...

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ZIMMERS HOLE Covers OLD MAN'S CHILD's 'Doommaker'; Audio Available

ZIMMERS HOLE — the Vancouver-based project featuring guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Byron Stroud of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD alongside legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL) — recently recorded a cover version of the OLD MAN'S CHILD song "Doommaker" for the Century Media Records 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes", ...

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Guitarist PETER WICHERS Rejoins SOILWORK

It's been almost three years since guitarist Peter Wichers announced his departure from one of Sweden's elite metal forces, SOILWORK. Although this initially caused shock and discussion within the metal community, SOILWORK was determined to continue modernizing the face of music and unleashed "Sworn To A Great Divide" in October of 2007. Still driven to ...

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