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DARKEST HOUR To Undertake Tour Of Australia/New Zealand

DARKEST HOUR will be playing nine shows in New Zealand and Australia beginning in late April. "We are stoked with a capital STOKED," the band write on their web site. "Aside from the fact that this is our first time ever in the southern hemisphere, JH [vocalist John Henry] is also stoked to sample some ...

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WRATHAGE: Live DVD Now Available

Finnish black metallers WRATHAGE have released a live DVD, entitled "Black Fucking Zodiac". "The DVD includes WRATHAGE's live video from the Jalometalli metal festival with headliners such as DISSECTION, ENTOMBED and EXMORTEM," according to a press release. "WRATHAGE opened up the festival 19th of August 2005. The new live DVD also includes the whole 'Annihilating' ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Forced To Miss First Show Of OPETH Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY missed their connecting flight in Paris on their way to the U.S for their tour with OPETH and will unfortunately not play the first show of the OPETH tour on Wednesday, February 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina. DARK TRANQUILLITY's first live appearance on the tour will be in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Checks In With Songwriting Update

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon has issued the following update on the songwriting process for the group's follow-up to last year's "Alien": "[The songwriting is] going great, got too many song ideas, haha! About 6 are complete, and the rest are very close... "Most of you probably know that Dev [SYL guitarist/vocalist Devin Townsend] ...

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OPETH: Tel Aviv Show Sold Out In Nine Days

OPETH's April 1, 2006 performance at at the Theatre Club in Tel Aviv, Israel completely sold out within nine days of tickets going on sale, according to the concert organizers. As previously reported, OPETH have been confirmed as the headliners of the Close-Up Festival, set to take place April 15-16 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden. ...

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OPETH Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Sweden's OPETH have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL and VOLBEAT, among others. More acts will be announced soon. As previously reported, OPETH will hold several special performances, dubbed "Chronology MCMXCIV- MMV - A Live Observation ...

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ANGTORIA Set Tentative Track Listing For Debut Album

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have set the tentative track listing for their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", due on April 24 via Listenable Records. It is as follows: ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist And Family Featured On ANIMAL PLANET

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, his wife Billie and their beautiful Friesan horses will be featured on an all-star piece by Linda Eder on the show "Trail Mix" airing on Discovery's Animal Planet. Sheryl Crow and LeAnn Rimes are the other celeb equestrian enthusiasts. The show will air this Sunday, January 29, at 8:00 p.m. ET. ...

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OPETH Announce Special 'Chronology' Performances

Sweden's OPETH will hold several special performances, dubbed "Chronology MCMXCIV- MMV - A Live Observation By Opeth", in select U.S. markets on their upcoming tour encompassing material from each of their albums released throughout their career (1994-2005). These shows will be seated, with no support bands and will run for over two hours each with ...

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DARKEST HOUR To Film 'Sound The Surrender' Video

DARKEST HOUR will be filming a video for the song "Sound the Surrender" early next month with director Joseph Pattisall (DROWNINGMAN, J PARIS). The track comes off the group's latest CD, "Undoing Ruin", which was released in June 2005 via Victory Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation" was produced by ...

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RECKON WITH ONE Call It Quits

Brampton, Ontario-based metallers RECKON WITH ONE are calling it quits. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "After seven years, RECKON WITH ONE is calling it a day. I know to most people this will come as quite a surprise, as we just released a new CD, but it's true. I won't ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND: 'Synchestra' To Include Bonus DVD

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND's first single, "Vampira", off the group's upcoming album, "Synchestra", will be added at metal and college radio on January 30-31. A video for "Vampira" has also been shot. A special-edition package of "Synchestra" (due January 31 via InsideOut Music) will include a bonus DVD of the band performing a "best-of" set ...

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ANGTORIA To Begin Recording Vocals Next Week

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), are currently working on their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", for a tentative April 24, 2006 release via Listenable Records. Drums, bass and guitars ...

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Synchestra - THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND

As much as I enjoy STRAPPING YOUNG LAD I always find myself enjoying THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND more. It is something about the way Canada's resident musical genius wraps beautiful melodies around layers of soulful wisp and intense emotion. Much like "Accelerated Evolution", "Synchestra" takes repeat listens to fully absorb. However, there is more of ...

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DARKANE Attend 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Taping

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has posted the following tour reports on the band's official web site: "Yes, tonight we played the 32nd show of the U.S. tour here in Seattle, WA and tomorrow we'll end the tour in Vancouver where I will finally meet the drummer of my solo project NON-HUMAN LEVEL, Ryan van Poederooyen. ...

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