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FEAR FACTORY, LACRIMOSA, NEGATIVE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

FEAR FACTORY, LACRIMOSA, NEGATIVE, ANGEL BLAKE, SCAR SYMMETRY, THE OCEAN and PERZONAL WAR 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): ANGEL BLAKE APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX ...

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TRISTANIA: European Support Acts Announced

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA will be support by MACHINE MEN, TURISAS, DERANGED and MORGANA LEFAY on their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early September. Sep. 10 - Paris, FRA @ TBA Sep. 11 - Essen, GER @ TBA Sep. 12 - Berlin, GER @ TBA Sep. 13 - ...

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TRISTANIA Begin Recording New Album, Schedule Headlining Tour

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA have entered Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late August via SPV Records. A headlining tour will follow in September. Tentative dates are as follows: Sep. 10 - Paris, FRA @ TBA Sep. 11 - ...

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FLOWING TEARS Launch Studio Diary

German female-fronted gothic metal band FLOWING TEARS are currently writing material for their seventh release, tentatively due later in the year via Century Media Records. "The work on the new album is in good progress and if the devil is with us, the album will definetely be released within 2006," the band write on their ...

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ELDRITCH Confirmed For Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

Italian melodic power thrashers ELDRITCH have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Evolution Festival, set to take place July 15-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH (SWE) ANNIHILATOR (CAN) ARTHEMIS (ITA) ATHEIST (USA) CRADLE OF FILTH (UK) ...

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THE HAUNTED, EXILIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

THE HAUNTED, EXILIA and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX DEATHSTARS ...

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NIGHTMARE Confirmed For Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Evolution Festival, set to take place July 15-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ARTHEMIS ATHEIST DESTRUCTION FINNTROLL THE GATHERING HAGGARD KAYSER KORPIKLAANI MOONSPELL NIGHTMARE SECRET SPHERE TESTAMENT ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Guests On ASSEMBLENT Debut: Audio Available

Nemesis has announced the signing of Portugal's ASSEMBLENT, a melodic thrash/death/doom metal band influenced by such acts as CARCASS, MOONSPELL and MY DYING BRIDE, among others. The group's debut album, "Equilibrium", contains 10 songs and features a special guest appearance on the track "Silent Cries" by MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro. The CD, which will come ...

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MY DYING BRIDE, DEATHSTARS, LEGION OF THE DAMNED Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MY DYING BRIDE, DEATHSTARS and LEGION OF THE DAMNED have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX DEATHSTARS FEAR MY THOUGHTS ...

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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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BESEECH Seek New Label Home

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH are working on new material and are planning on entering the studio in April to record a new demonstration CD for shopping purposes. The band are currently unsigned, having fulfilled their contractual obligations to the Napalm label with the release of their fifth album, "Sunless Days", which came out last September. ...

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HAGGARD Confirmed For Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

German orchestral metallers HAGGARD have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Evolution Festival, set to take place July 15-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ARTHEMIS ATHEIST DESTRUCTION FINNTROLL HAGGARD KAYSER KORPIKLAANI MOONSPELL SECRET SPHERE SADIST THE GATHERING TRISTANIA ...

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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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MOONSPELL: Release Date Set For 'Memorial'

SPV Records has set an April 21 German release date for the new MOONSPELL album, entitled "Memorial". The CD was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.) and will contain around 8 to 10 new songs, including "Once It Was Ours!", "Blood Tells", "Sanguine", "Finisterra", "Upon ...

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CENTURY MEDIA U.S. Office Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary, Plans Catalog Reissues

Century Media Records' U.S. office, relentlessly championing barrier-shattering music, celebrates its 15-year anniversary in 2006. Quickly establishing itself as an incendiary musical force, Century Media brought its vision to North America in 1991 delivering its unique European style metal largely ignored by mainstream and underground labels. Tirelessly supporting a disappearing music scene, the label at ...

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TESTAMENT, MOONSPELL, WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

TESTAMENT, MOONSPELL and WITHIN TEMPTATION are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's edition of the Evolution Festival, set to take place July 15-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARTHEMIS ATHEIST DESTRUCTION FINNTROLL KAYSER KORPIKLAANI MOONSPELL SECRET SPHERE TESTAMENT THE GATHERING TRISTANIA ...

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MOONSPELL, MAYHEM, HYPOCRISY Confirmed For France's METAL THERAPY FESTIVAL

MOONSPELL, MAYHEM, HYPOCRISY and SOILWORK are among the confirmed bands for the third installment of the Metal Therapy Festival, set to tale place April 15 at Galaxie Mega Hall in Amnéville, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BLOCKHEADS DAGOBA GOJIRA HATE ETERNAL HYPOCRISY IMPALED NAZARENE INHATRED MANIMAL MAYHEM ...

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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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MOONSPELL: New Album Tentatively Due In April

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Now that the enemy is born and that everyone got their new socks to wear, I feel it is time to address you the few usual words and vows, and to let you know that I trust that 2006 will ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL are the latest confirmed band for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOSTASY BLOODFLOWERZ FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL HEAVEN SHALL BURN KREATOR LENG TCH'E LUMSK MOONSPELL ...

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MELECHESH To Enter Studio In January

Israel's MELECHESH will enter Woodhouse Studios (SAMAEL, GRIP INC., THERION, MOONSPELL) in Hagen, Germany in January 2006 to record their fourth full-length album, entitled "Emissaries". The mixing will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with renowned producer Attie Bauw (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, SCORPIONS, FIGHT). The tracking will take three weeks and mixing around two weeks. ...

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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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TRISTANIA Select Producer For New Album

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA have posted the following message on their official web site: "The band feels it is about time to reveal some more details regarding the upcoming album. "It looks like it will be recorded in March, and they are happy to announce that it will be produced by Waldemar Sorychta [LACUNA ...

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