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WITHOUT FACE Added To CATHEDRAL/SAMAEL European Tour

Hungarian progressive metallers WITHOUT FACE have been confirmed as the support act on the upcoming tour SAMAEL/CATHEDRAL European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 28 – Karlsruhe, GER - Substage Jan. 29 – Nürnberg, GER - Hirsch Jan. 30 – Potsdam, GER - Lindenpark Jan. 31 – Leipzig, GER - Hellraiser Feb. 01 - ...

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OPETH Finalize Track Listing For 'Damnation'

OPETH have finalized the track listing for their upcoming CD, "Damnation", which was recently mixed by PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson for a tentative March/April release. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 1. Windowpane 2. In My Time Of Need 3. Death Whispered A Lullaby 4. Closure 5. Hope Leaves 6. ...

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OPETH, LACUNA COIL, PARADISE LOST: The Complete Itinerary

The complete itinerary for the "4 Absent Friends Tour", featuring OPETH, LACUNA COIL, PARADISE LOST and TAPPING THE VEIN, has been released. Presented by Guitar World, the trek — named after a track on OPETH's recent album "Deliverance" — will feature the Swedish band in the headlining slot, with main support coming from LACUNA COIL. ...

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PARADISE LOST Announce European Dates

PARADISE LOST have announced the initial dates for their upcoming European tour, set to take place during February/March. They are as follows: Feb. 14 - Tor 3 – Dusseldorf, GER Feb. 15 - PC69 - Bielefeld, GER Feb. 16 – Collumbafritz – Berlin, GER Feb. 17 - Easy Schorre – Halle, GER Feb. 18 – ...

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OPETH Commence Mixing Process For 'Deliverance'

OPETH are due to commence the mixing process for their new album, Deliverance, today (Sunday, September 8th) at producer Andy Sneap's Backstage studio in the UK for an October 28th release. As previously reported, Deliverance will contain the "heavier" material recently laid down as part of a two-album project in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Steven ...

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OPETH Reveal Titles For Upcoming Albums

OPETH have set Deliverance as the title of their forthcoming "heavy" CD, which is due on October 28th, while the more "mellow" follow-up will be called Damnation. As previously reported, Damnation is tentatively set for release in March 2003. OPETH have spent the last two months recording their two-album project in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer ...

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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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