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GOREFEST Guitarist FRANK HARTHOORN: 'The Metal Flowed Freely'

Guitarist Frank Harthoorn of the reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "This weekend we found ourselves hot, sweaty, sticky and steaming. And we weren't even naked! On Friday, we had an early show at this year's sweltering Earthshaker Fest near Nurnberg, Germany. I think we went ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN To Hit The Road With CALIBAN In September

Massachusetts' purveyors of all things heavy THE ACACIA STRAIN will head back out on the road this fall with Germany's CALIBAN. The two will tour throughout the United States in September and into October with various other support acts along the way, including labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY. THE ACACIA STRAIN previously entered the Billboard Heatseekers ...

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GOREFEST, MENDEED Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

GOREFEST, MENDEED and JUSTICE have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. In addition, BLIND GUARDIAN will appear at the event as special guests but will not perform. The band will hold a listening session for their upcoming album, "A Twist in the Myth" ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Swedish high-energy thrashers DARKANE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON DIE KRUPPS MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

HELLFUELED have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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SATYRICON Pull Out Of Slovenia's METALCAMP; KREATOR, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Step In

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Commented the festival organizers: "Asking [the band's tour agency] for the reasons for the cancellation of the performance, we only got evasive answers and the certainty [is] that SATYRICON prefer to ...

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SODOM, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SODOM and JON OLIVA'S PAIN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL JON OLIVA'S PAIN KATAKLYSM ...

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SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, BLIND PETITION and ASTERIUS have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL ...

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MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE ...

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CATARACT: 'Kingdom' Bonus Disc Upgraded

The limited first edition (digipack) of the new CATARACT album, "Kingdom", has been upgraded. The bonus disc will now contain 10 songs! Here's the complete track listing of the bonus disc: 01. Devon (re-arranged, re-recorded/-mixed/-mastered by Tue Madsen, taken from "Great Days of Vengeance", originally released by Lifeforce Records) 02. Vulcano (re-arranged, re-recorded/-mixed/-mastered by Tue ...

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The Undying Darkness - CALIBAN

Germany's CALIBAN proved how popular this style of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, Swedish-influenced, growl 'n' croon can be with the success of "The Opposite from Within". In fact, I rather enjoyed the band's most recent split with the far more inflammatory HEAVEN SHALL BURN, though that may have had more to do with a helping that is ...

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CALIFORNIA METAL FEST Moves Location

The organizers of the first annual California Metal Fest — which is scheduled to take place May 13 and May 14, with a warm-up day May 12 — have issued the following update: "Due to high advanced ticket sales and the city of Whittier doing everything they can to try and prevent the first annual ...

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SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY, SCAR SYMMETRY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET and SCAR SYMMETRY have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM ...

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IGNITE, CALIBAN, HATESPHERE, THE REAL MCKENZIES To Headline Germany's TRAFFIC JAM Festival

IGNITE and CALIBAN are among the confirmed headlining acts for this year's Traffic Jam Open Air festival, set to take place on July 28-29 in Dieburg (near Darmstadt), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANTRIEB CALIBAN CASHLESS CASKETNAIL CONTRAPTION DOWNTOWN TORPEDOS EVIL CAVIES GOETZ WIDMANN HATESPHERE IGNITE LONGING FOR ...

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CALIFORNIA METAL FEST Facing Obstacles

Pam Wight of the Whittier Daily News has issued the following report: Tickets are selling briskly for a two-day heavy metal festival at Rome Fine Dining in Uptown Whittier, featuring more than 40 bands [including SUFFOCATION, NECROPHAGIST, CALIBAN, SWORN ENEMY and DARKEST HOUR] and expected to draw up to 2,000 fans per day. ...

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VENOM Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH ...

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SATYRICON, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SATYRICON and CALIBAN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH RAGE SATYRICON ...

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SATYRICON, CALIBAN, MAROON Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP 2006 Festival

SATYRICON, CALIBAN and MAROON have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Meanwhile, SAXON cancelled their participation in the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS ...

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VREID, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

VREID and CALIBAN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END ...

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DEADSOIL: New Album Details Revealed

Germany's DEADSOIL have completed work on their new album, "Sacrifice", due on May 26 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and on May 29 in the rest of Europe via Lifeforce Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The Venom Divine" was recorded in January at Principal Studios (CALIBAN, WATERDOWN) in Senden by Vincent Sorg, mixed by KATAKLYSM's ...

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