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ATROCITY Mainman Named 'Producer Of The Year'

ATROCITY/LEAVES' EYES singer/producer Alexander Krull was named "Producer of the Year" by the American magazine True Alternatives, according to a posting on the LEAVES' EYES web site. Krull received the award for his work on the following projects: "Atlantis" (ATROCITY), "Lovelorn" and "Vinland Saga" (both LEAVES' EYES), "Dark Clouds in a Perfect Sky" (ELIS), "Where ...

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LEAVES' EYES: 'Vinland Saga' Enters German Chart At No. 62

LEAVES' EYES' sophomore album, "Vinland Saga", has entered the German Top 100 chart at position No. 62. The group's "Elegy" six-track mini CD has spent the past four weeks on the single chart, where it debuted at position No. 76. An exclusive preview of the new LEAVES' EYES video, "Elegy", has been posted online at ...

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LIV KRISTINE Talks About Upcoming Solo Album

Renowned female vocalist Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) recently spoke to Metal Temple magazine's Michael Dalakos while promoting the new LEAVES' EYES release, "Vinland Saga". Liv spoke about a number of topics, including her upcoming second solo album that is going to be released via Roadrunner Records. A couple of excerpts ...

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LEAVES' EYES Bassist Discusses 'Vinland Saga'

LEAVES' EYES' official web site has posted a short interview with the group's bass player Chris Lukhaup, about the band's upcoming album, "Vinland Saga", due on July 19 (May 30 in Europe) via Napalm Records. Read on: Q: Chris, the recordings for "Vinland Saga" are done. How was it for you? Chris: "The album, 'Vinland ...

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REBELLION To Release New Album Next Month: Audio Available

REBELLION, the German band that features in its ranks former GRAVE DIGGER members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tomi Göttlich (bass), will release their new album, "Sagas of Iceland", on May 30 via Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Born a Rebel" will be the first part of a Viking trilogy based upon Ragnar Lodenhose ("Sons ...

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ARCH ENEMY: The Making Of 'The Ultimate Metal Album'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following studio update on the group's official web site: "As the long and cold Swedish winter has slowly lost its icy grip on our country here up in the north, the sun has been shining and it has been an unusually couple of warm weeks here…the spring ...

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ALICE COOPER Talks About New Album: Audio Available

ALICE COOPER spoke to Australian radio Triple-J last Thursday morning (March 10) about his upcoming album, "Dirty Diamonds", and his forthcoming Australian tour. Asked about his new CD, Alice said, "I just keep writing these things. I have more fun now writing and recording these things than I ever did. Because I'm kind of back ...

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SOLEFALD Mainman Explains STURMGEIST Project

STURMGEIST, the Norwegian solo project of SOLEFALD mastermind Cornelius Jakhelln Brastad, recently released their debut album, "Meister Mephisto", via Season of Mist. STURMGEIST's touring lineup consists of drummer Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, LUNARIS, SPIRAL ARCHITECT), and guitarists Henrik Strømme and John E. Jacobsen. Brastad has issued a statement explaining his reasoning behind the project: "A few ...

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LEAVES' EYES Name New Album

LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), have set "Vinland Saga" as the title of their sophomore album, due on May 30 via Napalm Records. The recordings of guitar, bass and drums have already been ...

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MASSEMORD Set Release Date For New Album

Norwegian black metal band MASSEMORD will release their fourth album, "12 Years of Mass Murders", on March 15 in Europe (April 15 in the rest of the world) via Germany's Perish In Light Records. The 12-year anniversary CD will contain new as well as rare and live recordings. In addition, the album will feature a ...

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OZZY Smoked Tobacco From SHARON's Bum

Wireless Flash is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne shares some of his less-legendary but just-as-strange stories of debauchery in the upcoming FHM, including the saga of "The Ass Tobacco." Ozzy says, years ago, he used to keep a pouch of tobacco by the side of his bed so he could roll his own cigarettes as soon ...

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KAMELOT To Collaborate With German Fantasy Author

According to a posting on their official web site, American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT will collaborate on new book with German fantasy author Harald Evers. Commented Evers: "After the success with my 'Caveworld-Saga', I was looking for an inspiration to create a new fantasy trilogy. At that time I love to listen to KAMELOT's music and ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For ROCK THE BOAT Festival

MASTERPLAN, the German/Norwegian band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have been confirmed for the Rock the Boat festival on April 22-23. The festival will take place on Stena Saga, a big ferry which goes between Oslo and Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are RAIN, ...

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KAMELOT: 'The Black Halo' Track Listing Revealed

KAMELOT have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Black Halo", due on February 28, 2005 through SPV Records. The follow-up to last year's "Epica" was produced by Sascha Paeth and Miro at Gate and Pathway studios in Germany and features guest appearances by Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Simone Simons (EPICA), ...

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MASSEMORD Invite Fans To Write Lyrics For Upcoming CD

Norwegian black metal band MASSEMORD are inviting fans to write the lyrics to their fifth CD. "It's easy! Fans just have to send via email (Word format) lyrics, poems or whatever they want and MASSEMORD will choose the best!!!" the group write in a press release. "At the beginning of each song, inside the booklet, ...

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SATYRICON To Hold Drummer Auditions In Los Angeles

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will be auditioning drummers in Los Angeles the last week of November (possibly Nov. 24-25) to join them on tour in North America during the coming months. The never-ending saga of SATYRICON drummer Frost's inability to enter the U.S. due to heightened homeland security has forced SATYRICON frontman Satyr ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Companion - Update 1' Book Due Next Month

"The Iron Maiden Companion – Update 1" book will be coming out November 29, 2004. The book will feature an update to the famous "Iron Maiden Companion" book, updating new releases 2000 onward and filling in some old items. This invaluable source of information for IRON MAIDEN fans, collectors, and professionals is based on Marco ...

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MASSEMORD To Release 12-Year Anniversary CD

Norwegian black metal band MASSEMORD have signed with the German label Perish In Light for the release of their fourth album, "12 Years of Mass Murders". The 12-year anniversary CD will contain new as well as rare and live recordings. In addition, the album will feature a song inspired by the "Halloween" movie. "It is ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer To Join SATYRICON On U.S. Tour

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison will join Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON on their upcoming headlining U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off December 2 in San Francisco, CA. The never-ending saga of SATYRICON drummer Frost's inability enter the U.S. due to heightened homeland security has united Satyr and longtime friend Joey Jordison for this three-week ...

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Former ICED EARTH Drummer Joins SEBASTIAN BACH

Former ICED EARTH/DEMONS & WIZARDS drummer Mark Prator has officially joined Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) touring band. "We have been shredding all month in preparation for our Mexican tour this week!" Sebastian writes on his web site. "Mark Prator is the drummer on the ICED EARTH album 'Dark Saga' and is also the man behind ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Blessed And The Damned' Collection Due In August

Century Media Records has set an August 10 North American release date for the upcoming ICED EARTH "greatest hits" collection, entitled "The Blessed And The Damned". This double CD compilation contains 23 tracks featuring over two hours of remastered material spanning the band's Century Media career. Russian fantasy artist Leo Hao (BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH) ...

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