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HALCYON Seek Guitarist/Vocalist

HALCYON, Wisconsin's self-proclaimed "kings of melodic, ferocious, technical death metal," are seeking a permanent guitarist/vocalist with great vocal AND lead guitar abilities. According to the band, "our music is fast, melodic and technical. Influences include EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, TESTAMENT, MY DYING BRIDE, IN FLAMES, SLAYER, DISINTER, DEATH and CRYPTOPSY." Interested parties can write to ...

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OPETH To Begin Mixing In September

The two full-length albums currently being recorded by Sweden's OPETH at Nacksving/Maestro Music studios with producer Fredrik Nordström are scheduled to be mixed during September — the "heavy" one under the watchful eye of Andy Sneap (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE) and the "mellow" one by PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steve Wilson. As previously reported, the ...

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DYNAMO OPEN AIR 2002 Fails To Live Up To Past Glories

According to unofficial reports, this year's Dynamo Open Air festival—held on July 14th in Weert, Holland and featuring appearances by SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OPETH, and FINTROLL, among others—drew only about 6,500 fans—a far cry from the 120,000 that showed up for the event during its heyday in the mid-'90s. ...

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OPETH Set Release Date For Forthcoming CD

OPETH's as-yet-untitled new album, which is currently being recorded at Nacksving/Maestro Music studios with producer Fredrik Nordström, is scheduled for a worldwide release on October 28th, with an extensive tour to follow. As previously reported, OPETH are planning on issuing two separate CDs several months apart—one heavy, one mellow. The heavy CD will be typical ...

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Producer ANDY SNEAP In Talks To Mix New OPETH CD

Acclaimed producer Andy Sneap has been in discussions with OPETH about mixing the group's forthcoming two CDs, which they're scheduled to begin recording at Nacksving/Maestro Music studios on July 22nd with producer Fredrik Nordström. As previously reported, OPETH are planning on issuing two separate CDs at the same time—one heavy, one mellow. The heavy CD ...

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DYNAMO OPEN AIR: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule for this year's Dynamo Open Air festival—set to take place on Sunday, July 14th at sports park Boshoven in the town of Weert, Holland—has been announced. It is as follows: MAIN STAGE 12:00 - 13:00 DEAD SOUL TRIBE 13:30 - 14:30 PAIN OF SALVTION 15:00 - 16:00 BIOHAZARD 16:30 - 17:30 WITHIN ...

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Greece's ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL Cancelled!

Greece's much-anticipated Rockwave Festival, previously scheduled to be held on July 1-3 at the Athens Horse Training Park (KEIPP) in Athens, has been officially cancelled. The event, which was set to include appearances by SLAYER, DREAM THEATER, HALFORD, IN FLAMES, JAG PANZER, MOTÖRHEAD, NEVERMORE, OPETH, PARADISE LOST, and RUNNING WILD, was called off due to ...

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ASTRIAAL Enter Studios To Begin Work On "Renascent Misanthropy"

Australia's ASTRIAAL entered Sunshine Studios in Brisbane on Monday, June 17th to begin recording their debut full-length effort, entitled Renascent Misanthropy. Engineered by Lachlan Mitchell (ex-NAZXUL), the follow-up to 2000's Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom EP will contain "eight tracks of blasting misanthropik violence," according to the group's official web site. In other news, ...

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DEATH ANGEL Add Sacramento Date To Upcoming Itinerary

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing at The Boardwalk in Sacramento on Friday, July 5th in what will mark the band's first live appearance since their stunning performance at last year's Thrash Of The Titans festival. As previously reported, DEATH ANGEL will perform at The Pound in San Francisco on Saturday, July ...

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HERMANO Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

HERMANO, the new outfit fronted by UNIDA/ex-KYUSS frontman John Garcia, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Dynamo Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 14th at sports park Boshoven in the town of Weert, situated 20 km south of Eindhoven, Holland. The full list of ...

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DEATH ANGEL: San Francisco Club Gig Date Change

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will play a (not so very) "secret" club show at San Francisco's The Pound on Saturday, July 6th and not Friday, July 5th, as previously announced, according to The Pound's official web site. Opening the show will be DEPRESSOR. DEATH ANGEL will perform the gig under the name KILL ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Perform "Secret" San Francisco Club Gig

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will perform a special "secret" show at San Francisco's The Pound on Friday July 5th under the name KILL AS ONE (the title of DEATH ANGEL's 1985 Kirk Hammett-produced demo). This special live event will serve as a warm-up for DEATH ANGEL's upcoming appearance at Dynamo Open Air festival, ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Confirmed For OPETH/ARCH ENEMY UK Tour

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE have been confirmed as the opening act on the metal extravaganza that is the OPETH/ARCH ENEMY UK tour. The previous Danish Grammy Award nominees, whose current album, Walking On Phantom Ice, has been receiving rave reviews, have also been confirmed for Wacken Open Air festival in Germany in early August. The ...

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VACANT STARE: Upcoming Live Gigs Galore

Britain's VACANT STARE have confirmed as "special guests" on the forthcoming AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and SKINDRED UK tours, and have also been tapped to headline a number of festivals, including the Uxfest and TMF in Thurrock, with more to be announced shortly. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: w/AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE May 20 ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Support OPETH In UK

ARCH ENEMY will be supporting OPETH during the latter's upcoming UK tour. ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott commented: This ones gonna be fun! We haven't played the UK since '99 with CRADLE OF FILTHand now we are coming over with OPETH, who are an amazing bandsee you all you UK metal freaks in May/June! The ...

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Final Bill For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival Revealed

Sweden's 2000 Decibel festival, the only festival totally dedicated to Swedish hard rock and metal, is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: ENTOMBED OPETH DISMEMBER KATATONIA WITCHERY EVERGREY THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND ...

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OPETH To Tour UK, Begin Recording Two New CDs

OPETH have confirmed via their official web site the plans for Music For Nations to release a special edition version of OPETH's last album, Blackwater Park, which will contain additional music and video footage (as first reported here yesterday). According to the band, this edition [will] feature an additional CD with two new tracks, amongst ...

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OPETH To Release Special Double-CD Edition Of "Blackwater Park"

On June 3rd, Music For Nations Records will be releasing a special version of OPETH's Blackwater Park CD, featuring a second disc with two previously-unreleased acoustic tracksreportedly an as-yet-undisclosed new song and a version of "Patterns in the Ivy 2" with vocalsand an enhanced portion containing bonus video footage of the band in the studio ...

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KRUX Debut Begins To Take Shape

Among the song titles set to appear on the self-titled debut from KRUX, featuring CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling on bass, Jörgen Sandström (ENTOMBED, PROJECT HATE) on guitar, and Peter Stjärnvind (ENTOMBED) on drums are the following: 01. Krux 02. Popocatépetl 03. Jehova 04. Evel Rifaz 05. Sibiria As previously reported, Edling is recording rough demos ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman Inks Deal With Mascot Records For KRUX Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for the rights to his latest project, KRUX, which is tentatively set to feature ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas Person. At the moment, Edling is recording rough ...

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SOULFLY Complete Mixing New CD

SOULFLY have completed the mixing process for their third full-length effort, entitled III, at Record Plant studios in Los Angeles with Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) at the helm. The track listing for the album is shaping up as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'n' Strike 03. Enterfaith 04. One (feat. ILL NINO's Cristian Machado) ...

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