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KROKUS: New Song Posted Online

An audio sample of a brand-new KROKUS song, entitled "Hellraiser', has been made available for download at this location (MP3, 1 MB). KROKUS frontman Marc Storace recently told Metal-Rules.com that the track "Hellraiser" will be featured in an upcoming film called "Handyman". It's a comedy movie by this Swiss comedian called Malcolm Reamer ...

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KROKUS Frontman Offers Update On New Album

KROKUS frontman Marc Storace has posted a song-by-song update on the vocal recording sessions for the group's new album. Read it 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's follow-up to 2003's "Rock the Block" is tentatively due this ...

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KROKUS Frontman Reports On New Album Photo Shoot

KROKUS frontman Marc Storace has posted an update on the band's official web site regaring the band's recent "amazing" photo shoot for their upcoming album artwork. Read it 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's follow-up to 2003's ...

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ENTOMBED, GRAVE, GEHENNAH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ENTOMBED, GRAVE and GEHENNAH are among the newly confirmed bands 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 ASIA BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE ...

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KROKUS Bassist Checks In From Recording Studio

Bassist Tony Castell of the long-running Swiss hard rockers KROKUS has posted an update on the recording sessions for the band's new album, which is being tracked at a studio in Winterbach/Karlsruhe, Germany with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69). Read Tony's report at this location. KROKUS recently announced the addition of German ...

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Ex-HELLOWEEN Drummer KUSCH Rejoins MEKONG DELTA

Former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN drummer Uli Kusch has rejoined legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA as the replacement for Peter Haas (ex-KROKUS, POLTERGEIST), who is reportedly too busy to take part in the new album recording sessions. Kusch is no stranger to MEKONG DELTA, having previously played with the band on their 1988 ...

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MSG, SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT, EXTREMA and CRUCIFIED BARBARA 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 ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC ...

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CHIMAIRA: 13 Songs Ready For New Album

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA have issued the following update via their official web site: "So as you probably already know we have lined up quite a bit of touring for the next couple of months. We tried to keep this under wraps and make an official announcement with everyone, but with the powers of the Internet ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, VICTORY and ARCH ENEMY 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 ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE ...

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DEF LEPPARD Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DEF LEPPARD 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 BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DEF LEPPARD DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, THE QUILL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, and THE QUILL 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 ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY ...

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ALICE COOPER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ALICE COOPER has 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 BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY ...

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KROKUS Enter Studio With Producer DENNIS WARD

Long-running Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have posted the following mesage on their official web site: "The long wait for KROKUS's next studio album since 'Rock the Block' will soon become history. "2003 seems like a decade ago in our fast paced modern world, and so much has happened in between! Most interesting of all was ...

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DRAGONFORCE, ONSLAUGHT, BONFIRE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DRAGONFORCE, ONSLAUGHT, BONFIRE, NASTY IDOLS, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS and HOUSE OF SHAKIRA 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE ...

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KROKUS Announce Swiss Tour Dates

Long-running Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have announced a couple of dates in their home country in late March prior to their upcoming German co-headlining tour with AXXIS. The group's itinerary is now shaping up as follows: Mar. 25 – Disentis, SWI @ Raiffeisen-Indoorfestival Mar. 31 - Zürich-Airport, SWI @ 10 Jahre Jubiläum Alpenrock w/ AXXIS ...

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AXXIS: 'Paradise In Flames' Enters German Chart At No. 45

AXXIS' new album, "Paradise In Flames" (AFM Records), has entered the German national chart at position No. 45. The band's ninth studio CD was written and recorded in their own Soundwoxx studio, produced by Harry Oellers (keyboards) and Bernhard Weiss (vocals), and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69) at House Of Audio ...

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WHITESNAKE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

WHITESNAKE 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ...

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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

German power metallers GAMMA RAY 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY GEORGE ...

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ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG and THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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THEORY IN PRACTICE Guitarist Joins MEKONG DELTA

Mainman Ralf Hubert of the legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA is in the process of putting together a new lineup for the group. Joining the bassist in the band's current incarnation are returning drummer Peter Haas (ex-KROKUS, POLTERGEIST) and guitarist Peter Sjöberg (also known as Peter Lake from THEORY IN PRACTICE). A suitable ...

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KROKUS Announce New Drummer

KROKUS frontman Marc Storace has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The first week of the new year brought us a new drummer by the name of Stefan Schwarzmann [ex-ACCEPT, U.D.O., HELLOWEEN]. He nicely rounds up the missing link in our rhythm section in time for the new album recordings. It ...

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British Metal Legends VENOM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

British black metal pioneers VENOM 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): CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ...

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KROKUS To Tour Germany In May

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS will be embarking on a tour of Germany in May following the release of their new studio album. Support at all dates will come from AXXIS. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 03 - Nürnberg, GER - Hirsch May 04 - München, GER - Garage May 05 - Memmingen, GER ...

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MOLLY HATCHET, FROM BEHIND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

MOLLY HATCHET and FROM BEHIND (the new band featuring ex-SAMSON/MAMMOTH singer Nicky Moore and former NAZARETH guitarist Manny Charlton) have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10, 2006 in in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CACTUS CATHEDRAL ...

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STRYPER Confirmed For Minnesota's SONSHINE FESTIVAL

Reactivated Christian hard rockers STRYPER have been confirmed for the 25th anniversary of the Sonshine Festival, set to be held July 13-15, 2006 at Willmar Civic Center in Willmar, MN. Also scheduled to appear are TOBY MAC, DAVID CROWDER, JEREMY CAMP, NEWSBOYS, SPOKEN, KIDS IN THE WAY, UNDYING ATHEM, CHASING VICTORY, SLINGSHOT 57 and MONDAY ...

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