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HAMMERFALL Postpones Finnish Dates

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have been forced to postpone their Finnish headlining shows (originally scheduled for early January) in order to allow singer Joacim Cans enough time to recover from an operation which he is due to undergo in December. Commented Cans: "After a couple of months of serious vocal problems, my doctor finally tracked ...

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THE POODLES Confirmed For HAMMERFALL's European Tour

Swedish hard rock band THE POODLES — consisting of vocalist Jakob Samuel (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN, JEKYLL & HYDE), guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN), bassist Pontus Egberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) and drummer Christian Lundqvist — has been confirmed as one of the support bands for HAMMERFALL on their European tour, which is scheduled to kick off ...

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KROKUS Drummer Completes Tour Despite Ruptured Hernia

According to a posting on KROKUS' official web site, the band's drummer, Stefan Schwarzmann (ex-ACCEPT, U.D.O., HELLOWEEN), played the group's entire first leg of the European "Hellraiser" tour with a ruptured (umbilical) hernia. Stefan reports that he will get the hernia operated sometime in the first part of December. KROKUS kicked off its European tour ...

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KROKUS: European Tour Setlist Revealed

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have revealed the setlist for their current European tour in support of the band's "Hellraiser" album. It is as follows: 01. Hellraiser 02. Too Wired To Sleep 03. Hangman 04. Angel Of My Dreams 05. Long Stick Goes Boom! 06. Bad Boys Rag Dolls 07. Screaming In The Night 08. ...

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SWEDEN ROCK 2006 DVD Trailer Available

The organizers of the Sweden Rock festival have uploaded a trailer for their newly released DVD commemorating the 2006 edition of the annual event, which was held June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Check it out at this location. Released on October 27, the DVD/CD set contains the following track listing: DVD: EDGUY - ...

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Hellraiser - KROKUS

"Hellraiser" is not the KROKUS of "One Vice at a Time" or even "The Blitz", and it sure as hell is not the KROKUS of the classic "Headhunter" album, but it's a good deal better than 2004's tepid "Rock the Block". Whether the slight improvement has anything to do with the departure of long-time guitarist ...

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SWEDEN ROCK 2006 DVD/CD Details Revealed

The organizers of the Sweden Rock festival have announced the details of the the DVD/CD commemorating the 2006 edition of the annual event, which was held June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Due on October 27, the set will contain the following track listing: DVD: EDGUY - Superheroes DORO - You Are My Family FROM BEHIND ...

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KROKUS: 'Hellraiser' Enters Swiss Chart At No. 2

KROKUS's latest album, "Hellraiser", has entered the Swiss album chart at position No. 2. The CD, which was recorded with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69), has already been certified "gold" in the band's home country. An October 24 North American release is expected. As previously reported, the new KROKUS single, "Angel of My Dreams", ...

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BISS Featuring KROKUS Singer MARC STORACE: New Album Due In November

BISS, the German/Swiss hard rockers featuring KROKUS singer Marc Storace and guitarist Ralf Heyne, will release their fourth album, "Xtension" on November 17 via AOR Heaven. Completed by bassist Lars Wilke and drummer Carsten Witte, the four-piece powerhouse outfit from Münster, Germany once again delivers "a high-class album for any fan of KROKUS, ACCEPT and ...

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KROKUS: 'Hellraiser' Reaches Gold Status In Switzerland

KROKUS's latest album, "Hellraiser", reached "gold" status in the band's home country of Switzerland within a day of its release, according to the group's official newsletter. The CD, which will be issued in North America on October 24, was recorded with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69). The new KROKUS single, "Angel of My Dreams", ...

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KROKUS Announces North American Release Date For 'Hellraiser'

Veteran Swiss rockers KROKUS will release their new album, "Hellraiser", in North America on October 24 (September 18 in Europe, except Germany and Switzerland, where it will be issued on September 15) via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Rock the Block" was recorded with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69). As previously reported, the ...

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KROKUS: New Song Available For Download

The new KROKUS single, "Angel of My Dreams", has been made available for download at this location. The song comes off the veteran Swiss rockers' new album, "Hellraiser", due on Septemebr 15 via Germany's AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Rock the Block" was recorded with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69). As ...

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KROKUS Sign With AFM RECORDS

Veteran Swiss rockers KROKUS have inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2003's "Rock the Block" is being recorded with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69) and is scheduled for release on September 15. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Midnight Fantasy" and "Angel of My Dreams", the latter ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos from this past weekend's Sweden Rock festival, which took place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden, have been posted online at Stargazer.it. Check them out: Day 1 (Photos): CATHEDRAL DORO EXTREMA KROKUS JEFF HEALEY JOURNEY GEORGE THOROGOOD DEEP PURPLE Day 2 (Photos): ARCH ENEMY GOTTHARD METAL CHURCH ...

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KROKUS: German Tour Recap Posted Online

KROKUS frontman Marc Storace has posted a recap of the band's recent German co-headlining tour with AXXIS. Check it out at this location. KROKUS recently announced the addition of German drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (ex-ACCEPT, U.D.O., HELLOWEEN) to the group's ranks. The band are currently working with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69) on ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEEP PURPLE ...

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KROKUS: More European Tour Dates Announced

In addition to their previously announced German co-headlining tour with AXXIS, legendary Swiss hard rockers KROKUS will play the following European dates: Jun. 02 - Eishalle - Romanshorn, SWI Jun. 08 - Sweden Rock - Sölvesborg, SWE Jun. 09 - Open Air Hoch Ybrig - Oberiberg, SWI Jul. 07 - Rock Sound Festival - Huttwil ...

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DEZPERADOZ Land Support Slot On KROKUS/AXXIS German Tour

Germany's DEZPERADOZ (formerly DESPERADOS) have been confirmed as the support act on the upcoming KROKUS/AXXIS German co-headlining tour. The dates are as follows: May 03 - Nürnberg, GER - Hirsch May 04 - München, GER - Garage May 05 - Memmingen,GER @ Kaminwerk May 06 - Tuttlingen, GER @ Alte Festhalle May 07 - Ludwigsburg, ...

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