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NEVERMORE: 'This Godless Endeavor' Enters German Chart At No. 26

NEVERMORE's latest album, "This Godless Endeavor", has entered the official German Top 100 Album chart at position No. 26. The CD has also debuted at position No. 51 in Italy. NEVERMORE recorded "This Godless Endeavor" at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS, OPETH), who has ...

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CONTRIVE Set Release Date For Debut Album

Australian power trio CONTRIVE will release their debut album, "The Meaning Unseen", on September 5 via Shock Records. The CD was mixed by famed producer Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg. Nordström, who is known for delivering some amazing sounds from top metal acts such as DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY and THE HAUNTED, ...

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DARK FUNERAL Watches Now Available

Crave Trendware is currently selling several officially licensed watches from Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL. Other artists whose watches are being sold through Crave include CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DARKTHRONE, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), DIMMU BORGIR, DIO, KATATONIA, KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MY DYING BRIDE, NAPALM DEATH, NILE, OPETH, RUSH, SHADOWS ...

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ARCH ENEMY Embark On OZZFEST; 'Doomsday Machine' Arrives This Tuesday

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY kicked off their first U.S. tour in support of "Doomsday Machine", their highly anticipated new album, last week on Ozzfest to rave reviews. The dynamic offering was mixed by acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, NEVERMORE, OPETH) and features striking cover art by renowned artist Joachim Luetke (DIMMU BORGIR). A ...

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HOMO IRATUS Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are MANOWAR, GOREFEST and BALANCE OF POWER. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances by such bands ...

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EXTOL To Open For OPETH In Europe

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have been confirmed as the opening act for OPETH on their upcoming European tour in September. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at Opeth.com. As previously reported, EXTOL's video for the track "Pearl" has been posted online at CenturyMedia.de (Real Media). ...

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NEVERMORE: European Tour Dates Announced

NEVERMORE have lined up the following European headlining dates in support of their upcoming "This Godless Endeavor" album. Sep. 16 - (NL) Tilburg 013 Sep. 17 - (B) Antwerpen Hof Ter Loo Sep. 18 - (NL) Haarlem Patronaat Sep. 20 - (UK) Dudley JB´s Sep. 21 - (UK) Glasgow Cathouse Sep. 22 - (UK) Dublin ...

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BLACK HARVEST Sign With OAK KNOLL PRODUCTIONS

Brooklyn, New York-based "avant black doom metal" band BLACK HARVEST have inked a deal with the New England label Oak Knoll Productions. The group's debut Oak Knoll CD, "White Light Came Down", will feature a combination of new material with new recordings of the stronger songs from their last independent effort, "Mute". A fall release ...

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MASTERPLAN: 'Aeronautics' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records with AFM Records have confirmed a September 20 U.S. release date for "Aeronautics", the second album from the German/Norwegian metal/hard rock band MASTEPLAN. It is the first record to be issued via the two labels' recently announced agreement for the North American territory. Released to critical acclaim throughout Europe earlier this year, "Aeronautics" ...

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Police File 116 Charges Against SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND Concert-Goers

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, an undercover police operation at the Sounds of the Underground concert Thursday (June 30) outside the Joel Coliseum Annex led to charges against 60 people, Winston-Salem police said yesterday. Most of the charges were for drug possession. Officers and agents from Forsyth Municipal ABC Law Enforcement issued 116 charges. Most ...

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CANDLELIGHT And AFM RECORDS Announce North American Agreement

Candlelight Records has announced a new North American agreement with Germany's AFM Records. Under the agreement, Candlelight will cooperatively market and release several titles, including new records from MASTERPLAN, ROB ROCK and ANNIHILATOR. AFM Label Manager Nils Wasko says of the new cooperation, "We are very happy that AFM has found a professional license partner ...

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MANOWAR Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

MANOWAR are the first confirmed band for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. About seven bands will be sharing the stage with MANOWAR. Other confirmed acts will be announced soon. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances ...

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Tools of Destruction - THUNDERSTONE

I like melodic hard rock and metal as much as the next guy (or gal). Shit, I even like some of the traditional '80s stuff; you know, the cheesy, pop-flavored fare. That doesn't mean that I like every band and I sure as hell don't respect all of it. Regardless, I realize that not every ...

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Label Rep: New OPETH Album Is 'Crushing'

Roadrunner Records A&R rep Mike Gitter was in the studio with OPETH early last week checking out the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album, "Ghost Reveries", due late summer via Roadrunner. Gitter had the following to say about what he's heard: "Heard four songs and was blown away....basically, they encompass all ...

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STORMLORD Part Ways With Keyboardist, Announce Replacement

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have parted ways with keyboardist Simone Scazzocchio. "There were no discussions or troubles with him, he was simply not interested in playing metal music anymore," the band write in a press release. "Our split has been friendly, we kept good relations and we wish him the best. "After some ...

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THE ETERNAL Name New Album

Australian melodic doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have set "Sleep of Reason" as the title of their forthcoming second album, due late September via Firebox Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Sombre Light of Isolation" was recorded at Palm Studios in Melbourne and is currently being mastered by Mika Jussila (AMORPHIS, ...

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