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OBITUARY Forced To Perform Without Bassist FRANK WATKINS

OBITUARY bassist Frank Watkins has been forced to miss the band's last couple of shows in Europe in order to attend his grandmother's funeral in Florida. He is expected to rejoin his bandmates for Monday night's (January 21) concert in Rennes, France. OBITUARY recently shot a video for the song "Evil Ways" with comic book ...

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OBITUARY: New Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of OBITUARY's January 9, 2008 concert in Krakow, Poland can be viewed below (courtesy of "AllanPatton"). Support at the gig came from long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES and Swedish metallers AVATAR. OBITUARY recently shot a video for the song "Evil Ways" with comic book stalwart and director Hart D. Fisher. Check out ...

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Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival Cancelled

The organizers of the Up From The Ground festival — which normally takes place in August in Gemünden, Germany — have issued the following statement: "The gossip factory is working overtime. Last week news messages were growing about a cancellation of Up From The Ground festival in 2008. Unfotunately, we need to confirm this statement ...

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OBITUARY Films 'Evil Ways' Video; Photos Available

Legendary Florida-based death metallers OBITUARY have issued the following update: "We had a few busy days over the weekend to get the video for 'Evil Ways' done but, we did it. It was actually a pretty good time and not to painful. Shooting videos is not any of our favorite thing to do but, I ...

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OBITUARY: 'Best Of' Collection Due In January

Roadrunner Records has set a January 29, 2008 release date for a "best-of" collection from legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY. Entitled, appropriately enough, "The Best of Obituary", the CD will feature the following track listing: 01. Internal Bleeding 02. 'Til Death 03. Slowly We Rot 04. Cause Of Death 05. Chopped In Half 06. Turned ...

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AVATAR: 'Schlacht' Video Posted Online

Swedish metal band AVATAR has released the video for the title track of the group's recently released album, entitled "Schlacht". The clip, which was reportedly filmed in a slaughterhouse, can be viewed below. "Schlacht" was released on October 24 via Gain Records. The group started recording the follow-up to 2006's "Thoughts of No Tomorrow" in ...

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DANKO JONES: Tour Dates Announced

Canadian rock 'n' roll trio DANKO JONES has scheduled the following dates: Dec. 08 - Montreal, Quebec - Les Saints Dec. 20 - Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern Feb. 14 - Stockholm, Sweden - Close-Up Båten Feb. 16 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium DANKO JONES will play an exclusive Swedish concert at the Close-Up Båten ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Confirmed For Sweden's CLOSE-UP BÅTEN Metal Cruise

Richmond, Virginia thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE are the final confirmed act for the Close-Up Båten metal cruise, which is scheduled to depart Stockholm, Sweden on February 14, 2008 and return the following day. The festival lineup is as follows: SOILWORK BACKYARD BABIES DANKO JONES AVATAR GENERAL SURGERY MUNICIPAL WASTE For more information on Close-Up Båten, go ...

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OBITUARY, MERAUDER: Tour Dates Announced

OBITUARY will team up with MERAUDER for a few shows in December 2007. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Dec. 07 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Dec. 08 - Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa Dec. 09 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom OBITUARY have tapped comic book stalwart and director Hart D. ...

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OBITUARY: 'Evil Ways' Video To Be Directed By HART D. FISHER

Long-running Florida-based death metallers OBITUARY have tapped comic book stalwart and director Hart D. Fisher to helm the group's new video for the song "Evil Ways". "We're shooting in Florida, and I'm going to take this far further than just a bunch of assholes on stage playing their guitars," says Fisher. "They want to go ...

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HOLY MOSES Frontwoman Secures 'Fashion Deal' With NORTHERN TRIBE

Frontwoman Sabina Classen of the long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES has secured a brand-new "fashion deal" with the Finnish clothing company Northern Tribe. According to a press release, "the fashion label for metal clothes and merchandise promises best quality with cool artwork at fair prices. Sabina closed the new deal by presenting one model shirt ...

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HOLY MOSES To Play' Secret' German Club Gig This Saturday

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES will play a "secret" concert on Saturday, September 15 at the S.O.M.A. music club in Hannover, Germany. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. A video interview with HOLY MOSES frontwoman Sabina Classen conducted at the Jalometalli 2007 festival — which took place place August 17-18 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland — ...

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PAIN, ENGEL Confirmed For Sweden's LINKÖPING METAL MASSACRE

PAIN and ENGEL have been confirmed for the Linköping Metal Massacre festival, set to take place November 2 at Konsert & Kongress in Linköping, Sweden. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ATHORY EMIC AVATAR CORPORATION 187 DAWN OF SILENCE DEATHBREATH DEVIANT BREED ENGEL GLANZIG KRUX LOS SIN NOMBRE LUCIUS MAITREYA NINE NOMINON ...

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DEATH BREATH, KRUX Confirmed For Sweden's LINKÖPING METAL MASSACRE

DEATH BREATH (the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson [currently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS]) and KRUX (the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom [also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE], ...

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HOLY MOSES: New Video Interview With SABINA CLASSEN Available

A video interview with HOLY MOSES frontwoman Sabina Classen conducted at the Jalometalli 2007 festival — which took place place August 17-18 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland — has been posted on YouTube. Watch the three-minute clip — which includes footage of the band's performance at the festival — below. HOLY MOSES will team ...

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AVATAR: 'Schlacht' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metal band AVATAR has finalized the track listing for its new album, "Schlacht", due on October 24 via Gain Records. The group started recording the follow-up to 2006's "Thoughts of No Tomorrow" in May. "Schlacht" track listing: 01. Schlacht 02. Wildflower 03. All Which is Black 04. 4 AM Breakdown 05. As It Is ...

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AVATAR: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Swedish metal band AVATAR has issued the following update: "We've got title and release date set for the new album! Make a mark in your calender on October 24th. The album, which will be named 'Schlacht', will be out in all over Europe simultaneously and it will be packed with one hour of kick ass ...

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