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CHARON: New Album Details Revealed

Finland's CHARON have set "Dead Man Walking" as the title for their forthcoming fourth full-length album, due on September 1 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Downhearted" was recorded at BRR Studios in the group's hometown of Raahe and was mixed at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios. The album includes a guest appearance on backing ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Play Hometown Gig In August

NIGHTRAGE, the brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" led by guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), will perform live at Göteborg's Kalaset festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 11. "We are opening at 18:40 [6:40 p.m. Central European time] for a 30-minute set," says Marios. "We are going to play along ...

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OPETH's ÅKERFELDT Explains Finnish Festival Cancellations

OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued a statement clarifying the group's reasons for canceling their previously announced appearances at Finland's Tuska and Illosaarirock festivals, scheduled to take place July 11 and July 12, respectively. The statement reads as follows: "Dear friends, "We are extremely sorry that we had to cancel the two festivals in Finland. ...

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SENTENCED Added To Finland's TUSKA METAL FESTIVAL

SENTENCED have replaced OPETH at this year's edition of Finland's Tuska festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. As previously reported, OPETH were forced to cancel their appearance at Tuska due to "logistical and financial" difficulties connected with the group's upcoming U.S. tour with PORCUPINE TREE, ...

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OPETH Withdraw From Finnish Festivals

Sweden's OPETH have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearances at Finland's Tuska and Illosaarirock festivals, scheduled to take place July 11 and July 12, respectively. The following is an official statement on the matter from OPETH's manager, Andy Farrow of Northern Music Co.: "It is with regret that OPETH will have to withdraw ...

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OPETH Recruit SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Keyboardist For Upcoming Tour

OPETH have recruited SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Hammond organ/keyboard "legend" Per Wiberg to handle the keyboard duties during their upcoming U.S. tour with PORCUPINE TREE. The gigs, which will not feature any of the heavier material that OPETH is most famous for, will focus primarily on the band's "more mellow" opuses, including a version of the "Morningrise" ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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Former WITHOUT FACE Singer, Guitarist Launch New Project

Former WITHOUT FACE frontwoman Julie and guitarist Roomy have put together a brand new project called TO-MERA. "We are working hard to arrange everything with the new band right now," Julie told Musical Discoveries in a recent interview. "I don't want to explain too much about it yet, but it's already obvious that the new ...

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OPETH Confirm North American Tour With PORCUPINE TREE

Sweden's OPETH have confirmed the dates for their upcoming "Damnation" Tour 2003 with PORCUPINE TREE. The details are as follows Jul. 15 – Toronto, ONT - Opera House Jul. 16 – Montreal, QUE - Medley Jul. 17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza Jul. 18 – Boston. MA - Berkeley Performance Centre Jul. 19 ...

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TAAKE Singer Displays His Package At Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL

Norwegian black metallers TAAKE gave a particularly "revealing" performance during last month's Inferno Festival in Oslo. For a first-hand look, click here. The second installment of Inferno Festival took place April 17-19 in Oslo's Rockefeller and John Dee clubs. Other acts that appeared during the event included THE KOVENANT, OPETH, ENTOMBED, IMMORTAL, CHILDREN ...

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OPETH To Perform On Sweden's Channel 4

OPETH will perform two tracks from their latest CD, "Damnation", during a morning-show appearance on Sweden's Channel 4 (TV4) on Wednesday, May 28. OPETH are currently finishing up a month-long U.S. tour with LACUNA COIL. They are scheduled to appear at The Quest in Minneapolis, Minnesota Tuesday night (May 20). ...

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LACUNA COIL Explain Detroit Cancellation

LACUNA COIL were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance with OPETH in Detroit, Michigan Sunday night (May 18) after their bus broke down en route to the gig. "LACUNA COIL would like to apologize to all their fans in Detroit, MI for being unable to play their show on the 18th of May," reads the ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS To Enter Studio At The End Of The Month

Alaska's 36 CRAZYFISTS are set to enter a Fort Lauderdale, Florida studio on May 28 to begin recording their sophomore album for a tentative fall release through Roadrunner Records. The band will be collaborating with producer James Wisner, who has worked with such post-hardcore acts as DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL and FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER. Veteran British knob-twiddler ...

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OPETH To Team Up With PORCUPINE TREE For North American Tour

OPETH will be teaming up with PORCUPINE TREE for a co-headlining North American tour beginning in early July. According to PORCUPINE TREE's official web site, "OPETH have recently been touring North America extensively to promote their 2002 album 'Deliverance', but on their tour with [PORCUPINE TREE] they will be focusing on their non-metal material for ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA 2003 Festival

SOULFLY are the latest act confirmed to appear at Finland's Tuska 2003 festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. The complete list of groups currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: TYPE O NEGATIVE MINISTRY CHILDREN OF BODOM STRATOVARIUS SOULFLY TIMO RAUTIAINEN & ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest addition to the Fields of Rock festival, which is set to take place on June 15 at Goffertpark Fields in Nijmegen, Holland. Other artists set to appear at the event include METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT, DEFTONES, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, MUDVAYNE, MINISTRY, STONE SOUR, NILE, OPETH, PRONG, SUBWAY TO SALLY and ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK: Set Times Announced

The complete running order and set times have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" tour — a phenomenal multi-genre bill which includes Poland's BEHEMOTH, Italy's LACUNA COIL, NILE from the U.S., Sweden's OPETH, the U.S.' SUPERJOINT RITUAL, and headliners DANZIG. The following information applies to the two shows taking place on Friday, May ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Name New Album

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have set "Striking Fear Into The Enemy: A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, due in July through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to last year's "Use Once And Destroy", which was recorded earlier this spring, is ...

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LABYRINTH Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Italian power metallers LABYRINTH have inked a deal with Century Media Records. The group will issue their fourth full-length album, simply titled "Labyrinth", on June 30. "Labyrinth", which features artwork by Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, JAG PANZER, etc.), was recorded by Giovanni Spinotti and William Novati at Noise Factory Studio in Milano, Italy and mastered ...

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DANZIG Announces Hollywood In-Store

DANZIG mainman and namesake will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on May 1 to sign advance copies of the group's brand new DVD, "Archive De La Morte", which is set to receive a nationwide release on May 6. Glenn will be signing autographs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ...

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EDGE OF SANITY's SWANÖ To Use Guest Singers On Upcoming CD

Producer/musician/songwriter Dan Swanö has elaborated on his plans to record a new EDGE OF SANITY album, "Crimson II", which he hopes to issue on August 26 through Black Mark Records. According to Swanö, "I will not growl one second [on the upcoming album]. I would if I could, but I've tried and it sounds even ...

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NIGHTRAGE: MP3 Posted Online

A NIGHTRAGE track called "The Tremor" has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "The Tremor" comes off the group's debut album, "Sweet Vengeance", due in Europe on June 30 through Century Media Records. Release dates for North America and Japan will be announced shortly. NIGHTRAGE is the brand new Swedish ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

NIGHTRAGE, a brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" consisting of drummer Per M. Jensen (THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR), melodic vocalist Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), main vocalist Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, THE CROWN, guitarist Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), and bassist Brice Leclercq, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, ...

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DANZIG Finalize DVD Track Listing

DANZIG have finalized the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Archive De La Morte", due on May 6. It is as follows: 01. Dirty Black Summer 02. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance I) 03. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance II) 04. How the Gods Kill (unedited performance) 05. How the Gods Kill (R Version) 06. ...

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