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HAMMERFALL Debut At German #13!

Sweden's HAMMERFALL debuted at position #13 on the German Media Control charts with their newest release, "Crimson Thunder" — the group's highest chart position ever in Germany. Meanwhile, "Crimson Thunder" landed at #3 in their home country, #83 in Switzerland, #82 in Japan and #65 in Austria. ...

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BATHORY: 'Nordland I' Track Listing Unveiled

BATHORY's forthcoming "Nordland I" CD, due on Nov. 18 through Black Mark Records, will contain the following track listing: 01. Prelude 02. Nordland 03. Vinterblot 04. Dragons Breath 05. Ring Of Gold 06. Foreverdark Woods 07. Broken Sword 08. Great Hall Awaits A Fallen Brother 09. Mother Earth Father Thunder 10. Heimfard "Nordland I" is ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES, WOLF To Support SAXON In Europe

Sweden's NOCTURNAL RITES and WOLF have been announced as the support acts on the forthcoming SAXON "Heavy Metal Thunder Tour 2003" headlining tour of Europe. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 17 - Halle Gartlage – Osnabrück, GER Jan. 18 - 013 – Tilburg, NETH Jan. 19 - Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GER Jan. 20 - ...

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CHASTAIN Hard At Work On New CD

CHASTAIN are in the final stages of recording their first CD since 1997's "In Dementia". As yet untitled, the band's eighth release will feature vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and original VICIOUS RUMORS members Larry Howe (drums) and Dave Starr (bass). Among the song titles set to appear on the effort are the ...

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L.A. GUNS Replace CINDERELLA On MONSTERS OF ROCK Bill

L.A. GUNS have replaced CINDERELLA on the UK's Monsters Of Rock tour, which is being headlined by ALICE COOPER and also features THUNDER and the QUIREBOYS. No reason was given for CINDERELLA's decision to skip the tour. The dates are as follows: Nov. 16 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena Nov. 17 - Brighton, UK ...

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SAXON Announce Dates For HEAVY METAL THUNDER TOUR 2003

SAXON have announced the initial dates for the European leg of their Heavy Metal Thunder Tour 2003. They are as follows: Jan. 17 - Halle Gartlage – Osnabrück, GER Jan. 18 - 013 – Tilburg, NETH Jan. 19 - Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GER Jan. 20 - Babylon – München, GER Jan. 21 - Löwensaal – ...

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SHAMAN Perform Special Hometown Gig

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), performed the following songs during their special set at Via Funchal in Sao Paulo on Saturday, September 14th: 01. Ancient Winds 02. Here I Am 03. Distant Thunder 04. Time Will Come 05. For Tomorrow 06. Wings of Reality ...

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THOR Announces North American Dates

The "mighty" THOR has announced the following North American dates in support of his brand new 12th studio album, entitled Triumphant: Sep. 19 - Thunder Bay, Ontario, CAN @ The Apollo Sep. 20 - Sault St. Marie, Ontario, CAN @ Foggy Notions Sep. 21 - Sudbury, Ontario, CAN @ The Townhouse Sep. 24 - Quebec ...

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CINDERELLA Join UK's MONSTERS OF ROCK Tour

CINDERELLA have reportedly joined the UK Monsters Of Rock bill, which is also set to feature ALICE COOPER, THUNDER and the QUIREBOYS. The dates are as follows: Nov. 16 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena Nov. 17 - Brighton, UK @ Centre 17 Nov. 19 - Bournemouth, UK @ International Centre Nov. 20 - Manchester, ...

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SAXON To Issue CD Of Re-Recorded Classics

SAXON's album of re-recorded classic tracks, Heavy Metal Thunder, is set for release on September 23rd through SPV/Steamhammer Records and features the following track listing: 01. Power & The Glory 02. Strong Arm Of The Law 03. Heavy Metal Thunder 04. And The Bands Played On 05. Crusader 06. Dallas 1pm 07. Princess Of The ...

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HAMMERFALL Trio To Perform Acoustic Set In Paris

HAMMERFALL members Oscar Dronjak (guitar), Stefan Elmgren (guitar), and Joacim Cans (vocals) will perform a three-song acoustic set during an appearance at a listening session/promotional party for their new album, Crimson Thunder, to be attended by journalists and fans in Paris, France this coming weekend. In other news, contrary to previous reports, no DVD single ...

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HAMMERFALL Set European Release Date For 'Crimson Thunder'

HAMMERFALL have set October 28th as the European release date for their fourth full-length album, entitled Crimson Thunder, through Nuclear Blast Records. The full track listing for the effort (in no particular order) is as follows: 01. Trailblazers 02. Riders Of The Storm 03. Hearts On Fire 04. The Unforgiving Blade 05. Hero's Return 06. ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release Two Versions Of Single

Sweden's HAMMERFALL will issue their new single, "Hearts On Fire", in two separate versions — "a regular audio single, of course, but also a DVD single with a 'Behind The Scenes' feature of the video recording (among other extra goodies)," according to guitarist Oscar Dronjak. Both are expected to receive a European release on September ...

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ENTOMBED Finalize Track Listing For "Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord"

ENTOMBED have finished mastering a double-CD collection of previously-recorded cover versions, entitled Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord, for a tentative September/October release through Music For Nations Records in Europe and Koch International in the USA. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: CD 1 01. Black Breath (REPULSION) 02. Albino Flogged ...

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SAXON To Issue Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics

SAXON will release Heavy Metal Thunder on September 23rd. The collection features 13 of the band's classics re-recorded and a bonus CD including five live tracks recorded in San Antonio, Texas this year. Also featured is the video for "Killing Ground", recorded live at Wacken Open Air festival in 2001. ...

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HELLOWEEN Prepare To Enter Studio

HELLOWEEN are completing work on new songs in Hamburg, Germany in preparation for the recording of their new album, which is scheduled to begin at the end of August in vocalist Andi Deris' Mi Sueono Studios in Tenerife, Spain. The as-yet-untitled disc will once again be produced by Charlie Bauerfeind, who also recorded the most ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Withdraw From UK's MONSTERS OF ROCK Tour

Contrary to last week's announcement, THE WILDHEARTS will NOT be taking part in the Monsters Of Rock tour (featuring ALICE COOPER and THUNDER) of the UK during November, according to the group's official web site. "The band would like apologize to anyone who may have bought tickets for any of the advertised shows," states a ...

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TANK To Issue New Studio Album In August

Long-running UK rock legends TANK are set to release their long-awaited new album, entitled Still At War, in Japan during August. A North American/European release will follow shortly after. The tentative track listing for Still At War is as follows: 01. Conspiracy Of Hate 02. The Blood's Still On Their Hands 03. Return Of The ...

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THUNDER To Reunite For MONSTERS OF ROCK Shows

British hard rockers THUNDER will reunite for a series of shows in November to be held under the Monsters Of Rock banner, vocalist Danny Bowes has confirmed via on online posting. "Oh dear....It appears the moggy has slipped well and truly out of the bag, despite my best efforts to keep it in," Bowes wrote. ...

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HAMMERFALL Unveil Complete Track Listing For New CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are currently finishing up the lead guitar tracks and vocals for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. Ten songs are being recorded for the album, which is tentatively due to be released in late October through Nuclear Blast Records. The complete track ...

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ALFONZETTI To Issue "Machine" In September

ALFONZETTI, the solo project of former SKINTRADE/JAGGED EDGE frontman Matti Alfonzetti (widely regarded as Sweden's finest-ever hard rock vocalist), will issue its sophomore effort, Machine, on September 30th through MTM Music. Among the cuts set to be included on the album are the following: 01. My Machine 02. It Speaks 03. Barbie Doll 04. Happy ...

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HAMMERFALL's OSCAR DRONJAK: Working With Producer CHARLIE BAUERNFEIND Is "True Joy"

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are currently finishing up the rhythm guitar tracks and vocals for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, "working with [producer] Charlie [Bauernfeind, i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE] is a true joy. He is attentive to your ...

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