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EMPEROR: In-Store Signing Sessions Announced

Candlelight Records has announced exclusive autograph signings/in-stores for the upcoming EMPEROR shows. The concerts, announced early December 2005, have been met with much excitement. Two of the performances are already sold out (July 14 at B.B. King and July 16 at Key Club). Fans are urged to purchase their tickets if they plan to attend ...

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POISONBLACK Frontman Talks About Upcoming CD

POISONBLACK was founded by Ville Laihiala, the voice of the legendary, but now sadly defunct SENTENCED, the founders of melancholy-driven Finnish rock that had a string of No. 1 singles and gold albums in Finland. POISONBLACK, however, was never meant to be just a project. "I have my heart and soul in POISONBLACK," Laihiala stated ...

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MOONSPELL, KATATONIA, DAYLIGHT DIES: More Tour Dates Announced

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL are preparing to embark on their first North Amercan headlining tour in five years. Supporting MOONSPELL on the appropriately labeled "Nocturnal Mourning" tour are KATATONIA and DAYLIGHT DIES. This is the first American tour for MOONSPELL in support of "Memorial", the band's latest release. This time around fans can expect "better and ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES To Film 'Lies That Bind' Video

DAYLIGHT DIES will film their first-ever video this coming weekend for the song "Lies That Bind" from their latest album, "Dismantling Devotion", now available via Candlelight Records. Set to be filmed outside the band's base of Raleigh, North Carolina, the Ramon Boutviseth-directed clip will feature the full band with local actors in a plot that ...

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MOONSPELL Frontman Comments On 'Nocturnal Mourning' Tour

Portugal's #1 heavy metal export MOONSPELL are preparing to embark on their first headlining tour in five years. Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro fondly recalls, "Last time we headlined was late 2001, after the release of 'Darkness and Hope'. The support band was LACUNA COIL on their very first American experience. We can't wait to get back ...

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AGALLOCH Added To Portland Date On MOONSPELL/KATATONIA Tour

Portland's AGALLOCH have been confirmed as openers for the Portland, OR date of the MOONSPELL/KATATONIA/DAYLIGHT DIES tour on November 3 at Rock N' Roll Pizza. AGALLOCH's much-anticipated new album, "Ashes against the Grain", is due out August 8 on The End Records. The band recently filmed a video for the song "Not Unlike The Waves" ...

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KATATONIA Pull Out of Hungary's MAMF Festival

Sweden's KATATONIA have posted the following message on their official web site: "Since the promoter couldn't live up to what was signed and agreed for, our appearance at the MAMF festival in Hungary has been cancelled. However, we're already looking at the possibilities of returning to Hungary in the autumn for a club gig with ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Swedish high-energy thrashers DARKANE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON DIE KRUPPS MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK ...

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NILE Replace ANNIHILATOR At Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

NILE have replaced ANNIHILATOR on the billing of this year's Evolution Festival, set to take place July 14-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is now as follows: Friday, July 14: W:O:A Metal Battle 2006 METHEDRAS THE FAMILI MACBETH DARK LUNACY LABYRINTH DEATH SS Saturday, July 15: NIGHTMARE ELDRITCH ...

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MOONSPELL, KATATONIA, DAYLIGHT DIES: First Dates Announced

MOONSPELL, KATATONIA and DAYLIGHT DIES will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 22 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club Oct. 25 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House As previously reported, MOONSPELL's latest CD, "Memorial", recently entered the Portuguese album ...

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MELECHESH: New Album Delayed

MELECHESH mainman Melechesh Ashmedi has issued the following statement regarding the status of the band's new album, "Emissaries": "By now many are speculating as to why the new MELECHESH album is not out yet. The release date was supposed to be sometime in May, but this date is postponed and Osmose Productions now aim to ...

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THE CULT Pull Out Of Greece's ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL

THE CULT have been removed from the second day of this year's Rockwave Festival, set to take place on July 12 at Terravibe in Malakasa, Greece. The lineup now is as follows: TWISTED SISTER W.A.S.P. CRIMSON GLORY CELTIC FROST MOONSPELL The ticket price for July 12 is 39 Euros. Rockwave Festival has featured in the ...

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ANCIENT RITES Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA ...

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LIV KRISTINE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

LIV KRISTINE (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) is the final artist confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. Kristine will be performing with a classical string quartet and various other guests, including Devon Graves (DEADSOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ). The complete festival billing ...

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MOONSPELL Celebrate 'A Heavy Metal Moment Of Victory'

MOONSPELL's latest CD, "Memorial", has entered the Portuguese album chart at position No. 1. "Only METALLICA and [IRON] MAIDEN did the same with their albums and for a country such as Portugal this is more than a MOONSPELL achievement, [it is] a truly heavy metal moment of victory," said lead singer Fernando Ribeiro in a ...

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MORBID ANGEL, 1349, FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MORBID ANGEL, 1349 and FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS ANGEL BLAKE APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX DEATHSTARS EXILIA FEAR FACTORY ...

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AMORPHIS, KATATONIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

AMORPHIS and KATATONIA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS ANGEL BLAKE APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX DEATHSTARS EXILIA FEAR FACTORY FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GAMMA ...

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Memorial - MOONSPELL

Kudos to Portugal's MOONSPELL for creating goth with death metal propulsion that should have cross-genre appeal. You heard it on much of "The Antidote", but "Memorial" is a 59-minute gem of an album that manages to be very heavy without dispensing with that Vampire-esque gothic appeal. While I would not call it a masterpiece, "Memorial" ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP MOONSPELL EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T LEAVES' EYES ANVIL THE GATHERING GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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TRISTANIA Part Ways With Male Singer

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA have parted ways with vocalist Kjetil Ingebrethsen. Commented Kjetil: "After four amazing years, I have decided to leave TRISTANIA. There is no bad blood between us at all, and we are still good friends. This is a choice I had to make, just for my own part, and it was ...

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HELLOWEEN, CELTIC FROST, DARK FUNERAL, ANNIHILATOR Confirmed For Spain's METALWAY FESTIVAL

HELLOWEEN, CELTIC FROST, DARK FUNERAL, ANNIHILATOR and MINISTRY are among the confirmed bands for the Metalway Festival, set to take place July 28-30 at the campo de fútbol Santa Lucia in Gernika (Bizkaia), Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANNIHILATOR BARON ROJO CELTIC FROST DARK FUNERAL DREAMAKER EDGUY GAMMA RAY GOTTHARD HELLOWEEN ...

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