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In Harmonia Universali - SOLEFALD

SOLEFALD are one of those bands that can make a reviewers life testy and fairly time-consuming. For, if you wanted to get really anal about it, you could get through reams of paper trying to catalogue their every musical twist and turn per album. DARKTHRONE this band certainly are not. If you've heard their previous ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

Norway's BORKNAGAR are hard at work at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) recording the follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism", due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The following is the latest recording update from BORKNAGAR drummer Asgeir Mickelson, as posted earlier today (June 22) to the band's official forum: "I've ...

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TESTAMENT: A Tale Of Three Drummers

TESTAMENT will be utilizing the services of regular drummer Jon Allen (SADUS) for the first two dates of their The 2003 Metal Gods North American tour at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois on April 25 and at The Agora in Cleveland, Ohio on April 26. Starting on May 2 at B.B. King's in ...

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BORKNAGAR Prepare To Enter Studio

Norway's BORKNAGAR will enter Toproom and Fagerborg Studios on March 14 with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) to record the follow-up to "Empiricism", due at the end of the year through Century Media Records. Among the titles tentatively set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Cyclus 02. The Inner Ocean Hypothesis 03. ...

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BORKNAGAR Drummer To Join TESTAMENT

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.testamentlegions.com: "Hello fans! "Latest news regarding the European 'No Mercy Festival' we are about to embark on in April. Due to [TESTAMENT/SADUS drummer] Jon Allen's personal family issues, he will not be able to participate in the tour ...

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JENS F. RYLAND Leaves BORKNAGAR!

Gutarist Jens F. Ryland has left Norway's BORKNAGAR. "[Jens'] decision is based on various personal reasons, but we would like to state that there is no conflict nor bad blood in relations to the break," mainman Oystein G. Brun said in an official statement. "On behalf of BORKNAGAR, I wish him all the best for ...

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ENSLAVED Name Upcoming CD, Split With Drummer

Norway's ENSLAVED have set "Below The Lights" as the title of their new full-length opus, due in March through Osmose Productions. The follow-up to last year's "Monumension" will include eight tracks. In other news, the band have parted ways with drummer Dirge Rep, who is said to have left the group in order to focus ...

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VINTERSORG Set Tentative Track Listing For 'The Focusing Blur'

Sweden's VINTERSORG, featuring vocalist Vintersorg of the Norwegian band BORKNAGAR, have set the tentative track listing for their upcoming album, "The Focusing Blur", due in early 2003 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to this year's "Visions From The Spiral Generator" will contain the following cuts: 01. Prologue Dialogue 02. The Essence 03. The Thesises Seasons ...

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BORKNAGAR Announce Recording Plans, Launch Side Project

Norway's BORKNAGAR will enter the studio early next year to begin recording the follow-up to "Empiricism". "We estimate to use about 4-6 months to record the album, as we want to use the time needed to get the album as close to perfection as possible," mastermind Oystein G. Brun said in a statement. "The album ...

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VINTERSORG Offers Update On Current And Future Projects

VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR/HAVAYOTH frontman Vintersorg has released the following update on his recent and upcoming projects: "Right now we're working on the pre-production for the next VINTERSORG album, which is going to have the format of a concept/theme album, a story running through the albums entirety, and with a musical flow that includes small compositions between the ...

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BORKNAGAR Cancel European Tour

BORKNAGAR have cancelled their European tour with FINNTROLL, SUSPERIA, SUIDAKRA and WINDIR after they were unable to secure affordable transportation for the duration of the trek. "The Swedish bus company raised their prices 63% and we tried getting new busses from about all other bus companies in Europe but it seems like every band on ...

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SOLEFALD Hard At Work On "In Harmonia Universali"

Norway's SOLEFALD have completed the recordings for their fourth full-length album, entitled In Harmonia Universali, and are due to begin mixing the effort at Top Room studio (i.e. BORKNAGAR, KHOLD) for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Century Media Records. Among the cuts set to appear on the follow-up to last year's acclaimed Pills Against ...

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HAVAYOTH Writing New Album, Negotiating Record Deal

HAVAYOTH, featuring Vintersorg (i.e. VINTERSORG, BORKNAGAR), Vargher (i.e. BEWITCHED) and Mad Morgan (i.e. NAGLFAR), have completed six cuts for their sophomore full-length album, tentatively entitled A Journey Called Dreams. At the moment, the group are negotiating a new record deal following their recent split with Hammerheart Records, the label that issued HAVAYOTH's debut, His Creation ...

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DRAGONLORD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA ...

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BORKNAGAR Announce European Dates

Norway's BORKNAGAR have announced the following festival appearances during the summer: Jun. 14 - Drammen, NOR @ Working Class Heroes Aug. 02 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 09 - Bad Berka, GER @ Party San Open Air 2002 A full European tour will follow in October. Exact dates and venues will be ...

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BORKNAGAR: No US Tour In Support Of "Empiricism"

Despite previous reports to the contrary, BORKNAGAR will not be coming over for an American tour in support of their Empiricism CD, according to bassist Tyr. "It's quite clear that the tour-planning for Empiricism was lacking, and now its really not enough time to work out an American tour this summer," stated Tyr. "We thought ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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KREATOR, BORKNAGAR, Others Confirmed For PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR

KREATOR and BORKNAGAR are among the bands confirmed for this year's Party.San Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place in Bad Berka, Germany on August 9-10. The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: KREATOR BORKNAGAR DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER THE CROWN NECROPHOBIC DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AETERNUS BEWITCHED SINISTER ...

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SAVATAGE Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

SAVATAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE DICKINSON CANNIBAL ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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