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SOILWORK Schedule European Festival Appearances

Sweden's SOILWORK have lined up the following European festival appearances this summer May 06 - Karmøygeddon Festival - Haugesund, DEN Jun. 03 - Rock Hard Festival - Gelsenkirchen, GER Jun. 9-10 - Sauna Festival - Tampere, FIN Jun. 9-11 - Download Festival - Donington, UK Jun. 15-17 - Hultsfred Festival - Hultsfred, SWE Jul. 07 ...

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SOILWORK Frontman: 'I Have More Faith In This Band Than Ever'

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I'm in Studio Fredman [in Gothenburg, Sweden] right now, mixing the new DISARMONIA MUNDI album [Italian extreme death metallers, featuring a guest appearance by Strid on vocals]. Things are going good but hectic as usual. Hopefully everything goes well ...

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SCARVE Prepare To Record New Album

French metallers SCARVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "We're currently adding the last bones to the rough skeleton of what will eventually become SCARVE album #4! About eight brutally groovy and savagely fast tracks are nearly complete now, and we have another three of four on the way, so it ...

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SOILWORK Rehearsing With 'Possible' New Guitarist

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We're rehearsing right now. [We] started off yesterday with a possible replacement for Peter [Wichers, ex-guitarist]. He's doing a great job and we'll see how it goes on the festivals in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic in March. I'm sure ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Joins Blues Band

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I've joined a blues band that I'm jamming with one or two times a week. I've always wanted to try out something like that — no side project; just a jam you can do when you have the time. ...

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RE:IGNITION Recording Debut Album

RE:IGNITION guitarist Steev Esquivel (also of SKINLAB) has issued the following update: "We are currently recording our debut album, 'Empty Heart Loaded Gun'. Things have been going great! With drums having been complete for a while now, things are starting to take shape. Snake [also guitarist in SKINLAB] is nearly complete with all 14 songs. ...

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More Musicians Pick Best Albums Of 2005

Roadrunner Records has posted a list of some of their artists' picks for the best albums of 2005. Check it out below: Acey Slade (MURDERDOLLS): 01. CHELSEA SMILES - Easy Ride EP 02. LARS FREDERICKSON AND THE BASTARDS - Viking 03. TURBONEGRO - Party Animals 04. SOCIAL DISTORTION - Sex, Love and Rock n' Roll ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Working On New DISARMONIA MUNDI Album

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I wanna thank everybody for their strong support and their faith in the band. You guys always stay with us through thick and thin, this makes me and the band confident and eager once again to show the world ...

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SOILWORK Singer: 100 Shows And Counting

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We have three shows to go on this tour, the bus is getting close to stink worse than you ever can imagine, still we've had an amazing tour... We got stopped by the police on the border to California ...

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IN FLAMES, SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY Members Reveal Their Favorite Albums Of 2005

In the December/January issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up, a number of heavy metal/hard rock musicians list their favorite albums of 2005. Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA): BIOHAZARD – "Means to an End" CLAUSTROPHOBIA – "Fulminant" EXODUS – "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES): NINE INCH NAILS - "With teeth" 10 YEARS – "The Autumn ...

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SOILWORK Frontman: 'Thanks For Rocking Out'

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Sitting in a very dark and cold dressing room in Houston at the Meridian. I got very surprised when I got up this morning and felt how cold it was outside... Is it usually as cold as this in ...

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SCARVE: 'Expect Another Extreme Slab Of Raging Metal'

French metallers SCARVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "We’re currently drenched in sweat writing and rehearsing our next collection of blasting tunes! But we’ll still do our best to keep y’all posted regularly. So far, about five song skeletons have emerged and they sound really promising! The new stuff pretty ...

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RE:IGNITION: SKINLAB Members Begin Recording Debut Album

RE:IGNITION, the new band featuring SKINLAB members Steev Esquivel and Snake, have issued the following update: "Things have been going really good. We've been in pre-production mode for the last four weeks. Recording (pre-pro) at Different Fur went great. It was nice to actually check out the studio and get a feel for the surrounding ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Offers Post-European Tour Update

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We came home from the European tour three days ago… I tell you, we had such a blast on the road with our friends in HATESPHERE and CONSTRUCDEAD. All the shows had a really great vibe and almost every ...

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AMEN Frontman: Convicted Murderer FAUST Is 'The Nicest Man'

In a recent interview with Britain's Rock Sound magazine, AMEN frontman Casey Chaos spoke about his SCUM project, which also features in its ranks Samoth (ZYKLON, EMPEROR), Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust) (ex-EMPEROR), Happy Tom (TURBONEGRO), and Cosmocrator (MINDGRINDER). Asked if he ever addressed Faust's past with him (the drummer was jailed in 1994 for ...

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Exclusive FEAR FACTORY Track To Appear On 'Rainbow Six' Soundtrack

Calvin Records has set a November 15 release date for the "Rainbow Six: Lockdown Soundtrack", featuring contributions from FEAR FACTORY, TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, SOILWORK and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, among others. Produced by FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera and partner Laddie Ervin (3Volution Productions), the soundtrack includes some of the bands' biggest hits, like SOILWORK's "Stabbing the ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Explains Hamburg Cancellation

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just want to tell you that we're really sorry about the cancelled show at Markthalle in Hamburg. I tell you, it takes a lot for SOILWORK to cancel a show, we would never screw our fans... This time we ...

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SCARVE: New Live Video Posted Online

French metallers SCARVE have uploaded a video clip containing the first two songs ("An Emptier Void" and "The Path to Apoptosis") performed during the group's headlining set at the second installment of Iceland's MOTU Festival, which took place on June 11, 2005 in Reykjavik. Check it out at this location. SCARVE will enter ...

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SOILWORK To Embark On 'Longer' European Tour In March

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "First of all, I want to say I'm sorry that the tour in Europe is pretty short this time around. There's not much we can do about this since there are many tours running through Europe at the same ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Offers Post-OZZFEST Update

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We're back in Sweden now, have been sleeping straight for almost 24 hours.. It's really hard to melt all the impressions from Ozzfest. I gotta say that the tour went much faster than I expected. We had a lot ...

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THE CLAY PEOPLE Reunite; New Music Posted Online

THE CLAY PEOPLE have reunited after a four-year hiatus. The band, who briefly reformed mid-2003 with ex-STABBING WESTWARD keyboardist Walter Flakus, currently feature in their ranks founding member and lead singer Dan Neet as well as longtime drummer Dan Dinsmore and guitarist Brian McGarvey, along with new members John Delahanty and Eric Swanky. They have ...

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SCARVE To Begin Recording New Album In November

French metallers SCARVE will enter Dug-Out studio in Uppsala, Sweden in late November to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Irradiant", tentatively due in April 2006. The band have also postponed plans to have their debut album, "Translucence" (originally released in 2000), reissued in 2005 with a bonus DVD. "Preparing the bonus DVD is ...

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