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NEVERMORE, EDGUY, GOJIRA Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

NEVERMORE, EDGUY and GOJIRA are the final three bands to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEYOND FEAR BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CRUCIFIED BARBARA DIO EDGUY EVERGREY FATES ...

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FEAR MY THOUGHTS Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of German melodic death/metalcore outfit FEAR MY THOUGHTS. Commented the band in a statement: "We're absolutely happy to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. This label has always hosted bands we love, from one of the very first Century Media releases of ...

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DIO, BEYOND FEAR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

DIO and BEYOND FEAR (the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens) have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEYOND FEAR BOLT THROWER ...

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LACUNA COIL, ARCH ENEMY, TROUBLE, EXODUS Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

LACUNA COIL, ARCH ENEMY, TROUBLE, CHIMAIRA, SUFFOCATION, GAMMA RAY and EXODUS are among the confirmed bands for the eighth annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, set to take place Friday-Sunday, April 28-30 at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. ...

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EVERGREY Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA Festival

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed for the Metalmania festival, set to take place March 4 at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: 10:15-10:40 VESANIA 10:50-11:25 CALIBAN 11:40-12:15 HIERONYMUS BOSCH 12:30-13:10 SOILWORK 13:30-14:15 HUNTER 14:30-15:10 1349 15:25-16:05 UNLEASHED 16:20-17:10 ACID DRINKERS 17:30-18:10 EVERGREY 18:30-19:10 U.D.O. 19:30-20:15 ...

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1349 Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA FESTIVAL

Norwegian black metallers 1349 have been confirmed for the 20th edition of the Metalmania Festival, set to take place March 4, at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main stage: THERION ANATHEMA MOONSPELL ACID DRINKERS NEVERMORE 1349 U.D.O. HUNTER UNLEASHED SOILWORK HIERONYMUS BOSCH CALIBAN VESANIA Side stage: BELPHEGOR ...

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VOLBEAT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

Denmark's VOLBEAT have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CRUCIFIED BARBARA EVERGREY FATES WARNING FINNTROLL LEGION OF THE DAMNED PRIMORDIAL SOILWORK VOLBEAT As previously ...

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CELTIC FROST, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST and German metalcore band CALIBAN are the latest confirmed bands for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CRUCIFIED BARBARA EVERGREY FATES ...

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THERION To Begin Pre-Production For New Album Next Week

Sweden's THERION will be starting pre-production for the new album next week, according to a posting on the group's official web site. "The recordings will be interupted to do some festivals in March," the posting adds. "There will be some surprises on stage on the MetalMania festivals..." THERION are one of the bands confirmed for ...

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Veteran Metal Producer ANDY SNEAP Reflects On Past Year

British producer extraordinaire (and former SABBAT guitarist) Andy "I Pissed On Colin Richardson's Hotel Room Desk" Sneap has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, it's come to the end of the year and 2005 has been nothing but a blast. Great fun, good times and some killer albums made. AS I ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA 2006 Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT are the latest confirmed band for the MetalMania 2006 festival, set to take place March 4, 2006 at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACID DRINKERS ANATHEMA CALIBAN CARPATHIAN FOREST HIERONYMUS BOSH HUNTER MOONSPELL NEVERMORE PAINMUSEUM SOILWORK TESTAMENT U.D.O. ...

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CALIBAN Finalize Track Listing For 'The Undying Darkness'

German metalcore band CALIBAN have finalized the track listing for their fifth full-length album, "The Undying Darkness", due in Europe on February 27, 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The Opposite from Within" was once again produced by Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES frontman), with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY) at ...

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MACHINEMADE GOD Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of the German metal act MACHINEMADE GOD. MACHINEMADE GOD is a five-piece hailing from the Rhine/Ruhr area in Germany. Formed in early 2003, MACHINEMADE GOD have been able to showcase their energetic stage performance supporting numerous renowned national and international acts from both the metal and hardcore genres, ...

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CALIBAN Begin Mixing New Album

German metalcore band CALIBAN recently entered Principal Studios near Münster, Germany to record their fifth full-length album, entitled "The Undying Darkness". The follow-up to 2004's "The Opposite from Within" was once again produced by Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES frontman), with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY). "Everything is recorded. The harddrives are already ...

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CALIBAN Begin Recording New Album

German metalcore band CALIBAN have entered Principal Studios near Münster, Germany to begin recording their fifth full-length album, entitled "The Undying Darkness". The follow-up to 2004's "The Opposite from Within" is once again being produced by Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES frontman), with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY) set to handle the mixing ...

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The Split Program II - CALIBAN vs. HEAVEN SHALL BURN

Quite an incendiary experience it's been cranking this one up to deafening volumes. Two of Europe's finest metalcore acts on one CD yet again. If you've not had the pleasure of stimulating the senses with albums like HEAVEN SHALL BURN's "Antigone" or CALIBAN's "The Opposite from Within", the split provides a good opportunity to experience ...

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INSENSE: 'I, Deviant' Video Posted Online

Norwegian metallers INSENSE have uploaded the video for their track "I, Deviant" at their official web site (Quicktime required). "I, Deviant" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Soothing Torture", which was released in January via Black Balloon Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Insense" (This Dark Reign) was recorded between December 2003 and February ...

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OPETH And SKINDRED Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

OPETH and SKINDRED have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: AMON AMARTH ANOREXIA NERVOSA ATROCITY BARCODE BEHEMOTH BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN DARK TRANQUILLITY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ...

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HATESPHERE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. HATESPHERE will perform on Sunday, June 26 between 1:20 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Marquee II stage. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: ...

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GOD FORBID Begin Recording New Album

GOD FORBID guitarist Dallas Coyle has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We just finished the Black White Dead All Over tour at the end of April and it was a complete success. I'd like to thank all the people for coming out to the shows and showing us some love. ...

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CHIMAIRA Pull Out Of Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING; MEGADETH, MADBALL Others Added To Bill

CHIMAIRA and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have cancelled their participation in this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Meanwhile, MADBALL have re-confirmed their appearance at the festival, along with latest additions MEGADETH, SKITSOTY, TERROR, AMEN, PRO-PAIN, DRAGONFORCE, GOREFEST, PETER PAN SPEEDROCK and SIRENIA. The billing for the 10th-anniversary ...

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