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DARK FUNERAL Sign With REGAIN, Live Album Due In March

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have signed with Regain Records following their split with MNW/No Fashion Records earlier in the year. The group's first release for Regain will be their as-yet-untitled live album recorded on their recent South American tour, due on March 29. The complete track...
December 3, 2003
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EPICA Win Holland's ESSENT Award

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST),the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have won the Dutch "Essent Award". "This award is meant to give young promising bands some extra support in developing their talen...
November 19, 2003
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MOONSPELL, ENSLAVED Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

MOONSPELL and ENSLAVED have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada),Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event so far are AMON AMARTH, AXXIS, CAGE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, DARK FUNERAL, DESTRUCTION, EPICA, F...
November 13, 2003
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KAMELOT: Second Phase Of Songwriting To Take Place In December

KAMELOT will begin the second phase of the new album songwriting in December when vocalist Khan leaves the cold regions of Norway for the sunny seaside town of Anna Maria, Florida to write with the other band members. As previously reported, KAMELOT have written five new songs for the follow-up to t...
November 12, 2003
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SEPULTURA, DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

SEPULTURA and DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada),Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event so far are AMON AMARTH, AXXIS, CAGE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, DESTRUCTION, EPICA, FINNTROLL,...
November 11, 2003
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KAMELOT: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Florida-based power metal gods KAMELOT have lined up a three-date tour of Mexico during February. The details are as follows: Feb. 13 – Monterrey, MEX @ TBA (w/ IRA, CALVARIA) Feb. 14 - Mexico City, MEX @ Epicafest (w/ CAGE, CALVARIA, GUARNERIUS, VALINOR, EROGENA) Feb. 15 – Guadalaja, MEX @ TBA (w/...
October 29, 2003
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EPICA: Previously Unreleased Track Posted Online

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST),the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have posted an MP3 clip of the previously unreleased song "Veniality" at this location. "Veniality" comes off the band's forthcomi...
October 27, 2003
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KAMELOT: New Album Update

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to this year's "Epica": "I just got back from a whirlwind 3 weeks in Norway and Germany. We have written 5 new songs for the next KAMELOT follow-up to 'Epica'. Here are some working titl...
October 25, 2003
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KAMELOT To Continue 'Epica' Story On Forthcoming CD

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message to the band's official web site: β€œAt the moment we are still working on shows for Dec/Jan, we wanted to take a short hiatus due to [bassist] Glenn Barry's new baby coming this month. I do not want to announce anything until we have...
September 2, 2003
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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 28, 2004 in Granada, Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event include DESTRUCTION, EVERGREY, TANKARD and EPICA. More bands will be announced soon....
August 26, 2003
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EPICA To Film Video For 'The Phantom Agony'

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST),the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, are currently filming a video for the title track to their debut album, "The Phantom Agony". "The Phantom Agony" was recorded at G...
July 10, 2003
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KAMELOT Sign with SPV/STEAMHAMMER

American/Norwegian metal act KAMELOT have signed a new worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band are coming off their very successful headlining tour of Europe and Japan in support of their latest release "Epica". Their unique style of power metal, combined with one of the most explosive...
June 26, 2003
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KAMELOT Enter Japanese Chart At #47

KAMELOT's latest CD, the excellent "Epica", has entered the Japanese Top 100 Album chart at position #47. KAMELOT will embark on the European leg of their Epica Tour 2003 in May. ...
March 3, 2003
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KAMELOT: European, Japanese Tour Dates Announced

Florida power metallers KAMELOT have announced the following dates as part of their Epica Tour 2003: May 23 - Bergara, ESP @ Jam (w/ SARATOGA) May 24 - Barcelona, ESP @ Razzmatazz 2 (w/ SARATOGA) May 25 - Madrid, Spain Caracol May 26 - Porto, Portugal Hard Club (w/ ORATORY) May 28 - Marseille, Franc...
March 1, 2003
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KAMELOT Enlist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist For Upcoming Tour

Florida power metallers KAMELOT have recruited former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson to handle the keys during the group's upcoming tour in support of their current "Epica" release. In other news, "Epica" has moved up to position #28 on the official Finnish album chart. ...
January 27, 2003