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PAIN: Moscow Show Cancelled

Swedish metallers PAIN, led by HYPOCRISY's Peter Tägtgren, have issued the following update: "We are very sorry to announce that the Moscow show [on October 11] is cancelled. The local promoter was unable to fulfill every detail in our mutual agreement for the show. We can just hope that they will refund all the money ...

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PAIN: First 'Cynic Paradise' Trailer Available

The first trailer for PAIN's forthcoming album, "Cynic Paradise", can be viewed below. "Cynic Paradise" will be released on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction" (which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner) features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and influences which are even new for PAIN," ...

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PAIN: European Dates With BROTHER FIRETRIBE Announced

PAIN, the Swedish band led by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) will embark on the European tour in January/February 2009. Support on the trek will come from BROTHER FIRETRIBE, the Finnish AOR/hard rock band featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen. According to PAIN, "David Wallin [drums] can’t be a part of this tour because of personal reasons. The ...

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SOLSTICE: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

The reunited South Florida death/thrash metal band SOLSTICE entered the studio on September 18 to begin recording its new album for an early 2009 release. 11 songs are being laid down during the sessions, including a cover of an old song by the Miami progressive metallers CYNIC. Commented SOLSTICE: "Drum tracks are in the can! ...

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Reunited SOLSTICE Enters Studio, Announces Lineup Change

The reunited South Florida death/thrash metal band SOLSTICE has issued the following update: "We're scheduled to start tracking for a new release on September 18th. We have 11 songs including a cover from our old buddies CYNIC, circa 1988. We also have a lineup change; Alex Marquez [drums] is no longer with us. Joining us ...

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PESTILENCE To Enter Studio Next Month

Resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark mid-October to begin recording its new album, "Resurrection Macabre", for a 2009 release via Holland's Mascot Records. The band will record a total of 14 songs during the session — 11 new tracks and three classic PESTILENCE cuts as chosen ...

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OPETH To Guest On This Week's 'Hard Files'

This week's edition of "Hard Files" on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack will feature special guests Mikael Åkerfeldt (vocals, guitar) and Fredrik Åkesson (guitar) of the Swedish progressive metal band OPETH. Mikael and Fredrik open up about their 18 years in progressive metal, and discuss everything from their latest release, "Watershed", family life to the ...

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OPETH: Vancouver Signing Session Announced

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will take part in a signing session in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at Scrape Records (323 East Broadway; 604.877.1676) on Friday, October 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Finland's HardcoreSounds.Net conducted an interview with OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt at the Ankkarock festival, which was held August 2-3 in ...

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PAIN: 'Cynic Paradise' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers PAIN will release their new album, "Cynic Paradise", on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction", which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner, features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and influences which are even new for PAIN," according to a press release. NIGHTWISH singer Anette ...

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SUN CAGED Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

Dutch band SUN CAGED has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 3-5 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, October 3 (doors open 18.30): PAGAN'S MIND: 22.00-00.00 ATROX: 20.25-21.25 DIVISION BY ZERO: 19.00-20.00 Saturday, October ...

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CYNIC Guitarist/Vocalist Explains 'Traced In Air' Album Art

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC — whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal — will release their new album, "Traced In Air" on October 28 via Season of Mist Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD contains eight songs, and the band worked once again with renowned ...

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CYNIC: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC — whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal — will release their new album, "Traced In Air" on October 28 via Season of Mist Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD contains eight songs, and the band worked once again with renowned ...

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PAIN To Play Ukraine, Belarus This Week

Drummer David Wallin of PAIN — the Swedish metal band led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren — has issued the following update: "I thought it was about time to let you in on what has been going on with PAIN since the last update. Beside the fact that we’ve done a couple of shows and ...

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ALARUM Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

Australian band ALARUM has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 3-5 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, October 3: PAGAN'S MIND (NOR) ATROX (NOR) DIVISION BY ZERO (POL) Saturday, October 4: CYNIC (USA) ZERO ...

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CYNIC: 'It's Time We Tell A New Story'

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC — whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal — will release their new album, "Traced In Air" on October 28 via Season of Mist Records (one day earlier internationally). Returning from the "Focus" era for the new eight-song, 35-minute effort are are ...

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ATROX Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

Norwegian band ATROX has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 3-5 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 21 EYES OF RUBY ATROX CILICE CYNIC DIVISION BY ZERO GHOST BRIGADE MYRATH PAGAN'S MIND PATHOSRAY SUSPYRE THRESHOLD ...

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PAIN To Release 'Cynic Paradise' On Halloween

PAIN, the Swedish band led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, will release its new album, "Cynic Paradise", on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction", which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner, features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and influences which are even new for PAIN," according ...

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OPETH: Melbourne, Brisbane Shows Sold Out

OPETH's upcoming live dates in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia are officially sold out. The band comments: "A huge thank you! OPETH will also appear in Perth, Adelaide and Sydney so if you want to see OPETH make sure to get a hold of a ticket!" OPETH's Australian tour dates with VIRGIN BLACK: Sep. 02 - ...

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CYNIC: New Video Interview Available

Rockalaram conducted an interview with Paul Masvidal (guitars/clean vocals) and Sean Reinert (drums) of the reunited progressive metallers CYNIC at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. Watch the six-minute chat below. CYNIC — whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release ...

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BETZEFER Completes Work On New Album

Israeli metallers BETZEFER recently tapped Warren Riker (DOWN, CYNIC, LAURYN HILL, SANTANA) to produce their new album, titled "Freedom to the Slave Makers". Commented the band: "Warren finished mixing the hell out of the new songs and we can't wait for you guys to hear the 10 new tracks we have for ya. It's been ...

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