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Formed: 1993
From: Stockholm, Sweden
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Finntroll Confirmed For Legacy Festival

Finland's FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the Legacy Festival, set to take place May 30-31, 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

May 30:

OBITUARY
DARK FUNERAL
DESTRUCTION
THRESHOLD

May 31, 2008:

FINNTROLL
JORN LANDE
AMORPHIS
MELECHESH
RAGE
UNLEASHED

A nine-minute video interview with FINNTROLL frontman Mathias Lillmåns (a.k.a. Vreth) conducted by The Dude Von Doom can be viewed below.

FINNTROLL's fifth album, "Ur Jordens Djup", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 91. The CD, which was recorded by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, is the group's first release with Lillmåns following the departure of Tapio Wilska (SETHIAN, ex-WIZZARD, former session vocalist for NIGHTWISH) in January 2006. Like FINNTROLL's original singer, Katla Mathias, Lillmåns is reportedly Fenno-Swedish, with Swedish as his mother tongue. More...

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Dark Funeral and Eendstille Team Up For UK Dates

Sweden's DARK FUNERAL and Germany's ENDSTILLE have confirmed the following UK live dates:

November
22 - London, UK - The Underworld
23 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
24 - Leeds, UK - Rio's
25 - Birmingham, UK - Barfly

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Dark Funeral Video To Be Released Online Tomorrow

DARK FUNERAL's video for the song "Attera Totus Sanctus" will premiere at midnight on Tuesday/Wednesday, October 30-31 at BoneyardPress.net.

"I originally intended to have this video finished during the summer," said Boneyard Press president Hart D. Fisher. "But Shane [Bugbee, director of 'Club Satan') dropped out of the project and my wife's recovery from cancer has been much more difficult than we'd expected. I had to go it alone, but the delay gave me a chance to put together three separate cuts of the video. One is your R-rated cut, the other is your average XXX, but the third cut, man that's some taboo-busting s**t going on. Only the band and Rob Black are going to be given copies of that version."

"Attera Totus Sanctus" will play all day on Halloween until the witching hour, when the video will be pulled from the web site. "So you better get your pain while we're dishing it out," warns Fisher.

Hart D. Fisher is an underground horror legend with a worldwide following. He recently finished co-producing the world's first feature horror film ("The Bunker") written and directed by a blind director, Joseph M. Monks. Fisher is currently working on his next feature film project, "13 Bloody Kisses", distributing his first feature film "The Garbage Man", running his post-production house Crime Pays Inc. and is supervising the translation of his book "Poems for the Dead" into Spanish for publication in Bolivia.

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Daath Return To Tour The US with Dark Funeral

Refueled and ready to slay, Daath are returning to the US for a full-on aural assault. After spending a few days bringing a dose of Daathliness to Japan, the band is set to hit the road with death metal natives, Dark Funeral and Naglfar. Dates will span over a month, with the metal tour kicking off on October 10th in Springfield, Virginia and wrapping up on November 4th in Covington, Kentucky. This solid lineup will mark the band’s triumphant return to the US after a highly successful run on this summer’s free Ozzfest 2007.

Daath has also created a series of short videos available via their YouTube page and Roadrunner site entitled DAATHUMENTARY. Each of the video episodes is designed to take fans behind the scenes and expose the core of Daath’s drive and passion. The first installment features a backstage look at Ozzfest 2007, band banter and explanations of some of the deeper spiritual concepts of the band and music. The second installment of DAATHUMENTARY features another insight into the unpredictable lives of the band, as well as fine repair skills!

The first and second episode of DAATHUMENTARY can be viewed here.

Spawned from an esoteric heart, Daath’s compositions and credo coincide with a stream of concepts linked to the Hebrew Tree of Life/Death. In the Tree of Life/Death, there are thirteen points and each one of the songs on their Roadrunner Records debut, The Hinderers, is representative of each of these points. Produced by James Murphy (Testament, Obituary), the album has been received with high critical acclaim. The band has begun working on concepts for their next release, encompassing ideas plucked from the spiritual vein. Pursuing higher planes, Daath is metal with a conscience, sparking extreme thought within the metal community.

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Dark Funeral Release DVD Details

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have posted this message on their official website:

"Finally! The long wait is over. For the very first time, we're able to offer you a double, relentless audio and visual journey from one of the most intense and extreme live acts around, DARK FUNERAL! This first ever DVD from the band serves as a historical, live documentation of the band's rise to the top featuring amateur footage spanning their entire career, from the very first, and nowadays legendary, show in Oslo, Norway on May 4, 1994 up until today. With three full shows professionally filmed and recorded this is a must have for any Dark Funeral fan."

"Attera Orbis Terrarum - Part 1" DVD is due out in Europe and North America on October 15th via Regain Records. An overview is as follows:

"After years of dominating the Black Metal world, DARK FUNERAL is a band in need of no formal introductions. Their albums, tours, and personae are without a doubt, one of the most notorious and highly regarded of the genre. Now, for the very first time, we're able to offer a double, relentless audio and visual journey from one of the most intense and extreme live acts around, Dark Funeral! This first ever DVD from the band serves as a historical, live documentation of the band's rise to the top featuring amateur footage spanning their entire career, from the very first, and nowadays legendary, show in Oslo, Norway on May 4, 1994 up until today. With three full shows professionally filmed and recorded this is a must have for any DARK FUNERAL fan. But just in case that's still not enough, there's also tons of various amateur/fan footage shot at the shows to ensure you get the whole package!"

Recording line-up: Lord Ahriman (guitar), Emperor Magus Caligula (vocals), Chaq Mol (guitar), B-Force (bass), Matte Modin (drums) (2000-2007)

Here is the complete track listing:

March 5, 2006 in Tilburg, Netherlands at 013:

01. Intro
02. King Antichrist
03. Diabolis Interium
04. Ravenna Strigoi Mortii
05. The Arrival Of Satan's Empire
06. Open The Gates
07. Vobiscum Satanas
08. 666 Voices Inside
09. Attera Totus Sanctus
10. Bloodfrosen
11. Hail Murder
12. Atrum Regina
13. My Dark Desires
14. An Apprentice Of Satan

Details:

- Professionally Filmed With 4 Cameras
- Directed By: Maurice Swinkels (Lowlifemedia Prod)
- Edited By: Maurice Swinkels [Lowlifemedia Prod]
- Sound Engineer: Markus Miljand
- Audio Recording By: Martin
- Mixed By: Erik Sjölander & Örjan Örnkloo in Studio Wasteland [Uppsala, Sweden]
- Running Time: 67 minutes

March 17, 2006 in Paris, France at La Locomotive:

01. Intro
02. King Antichrist
03. Diabolis Interium
04. Ravenna Strigoi Mortii
05. The Arrival Of Satan's Empire
06. Open The Gates
07. Vobiscum Satanas
08. 666 Voices Inside
09. Attera Totus Sanctus
10. Bloodfrosen
11. Hail Murder
12. Atrum Regina
13. My Dark Desires
14. An Apprentice Of Satan

Details:

- Professionally Filmed With 3 Cameras
- Directed By: Bernard [Escape Prod, France]
Edited By: Magnus Gillberg [Gillberg Films, Sweden]
Sound Engineer: Markus Miljand
- Audio Recording By: Bernard [Escape Prod, France]
- Mixed By: Erik Sjölander & Örjan Örnkloo in Studio Wasteland [Uppsala, Sweden]
- Running Time: 69 minutes

March 12, 2005 in Katowice, Poland at Metalmania:

01. Bleed For Satan (intro)
02. The Arrival Of Satan's Empire
03. Ravenna Strogoi Mortii
04. The Secrets Of The Black Arts
05. Hail Murder
06. Open The Gates
07. Thus I Have Spoken
08. An Apprentice Of Satan
09. Goddess Of Sodomy
10. When Angels Forever Die
11. Armageddon Finally Comes

Details:

- Professionally Filmed With 7 Cameras
- Produced By: Tomasz Dziubinski (Metal Mind Productions)
- Directed By: Grzegorz Kupiec
- Edited By: Artur Wojewoda and Waldemar Szwajda
- Sound Engineer: Piotr Brzezinski
- Audio Recording By: Piotr Brzezinski
- Mixed By: Erik Lidbom (Hitfire Production, Sweden)
- Running Time: 42 minutes

Bonus material:

- Video Clips
- "Atrum Regina", amateur footage, previously unreleased amateur footage spanning DARK FUNERAL's entire career, from the very first, and nowadays legendary, show in Oslo, Norway on May 4, 1994 up until today.

Running Time: 40 minutes

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Edguy To Headline More Than Fest

German melodic metallera EDGUY have been confirmed as the headliners of More Than Fest, a two-day festival set to take place August 25-26 in Ruziná, Slovakia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

EDGUY
MAYHEM
RAGE
KREYSON
DARK FUNERAL
HEED
HEAVENLY
SERAPHIM
SHAARK
INTERITUS
ART OF CREATION
PYOPOESY
KILLCHAIN
SCHYZOFÉM
DEFINITION
DEMONIC CHORALS
ATTACK OF RAGE
TRISTANA
MIDNIGHT SCREAM
CASTAWAY
SCARLET WINGS

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Dark Funeral Enlist New Drummer

Lord Ahriman, mainman for Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, has issued the following update:

"I guess by now most of you, if not all, have realized that Matte Modin is no longer in the band. Anyway, we have for the past few weeks been busy rehearsing with a new AMAZING drummer. And all I can say is WOW! He totally nails the songs exactly as they are played on the albums, with every single hit on the snare, kick, cymbals, etc, just a little bit better. Might sound a bit weird to you, but now with a new maniac behind the kit one realize that a lot of things have actually been missing from the drum department when we’ve played the songs live. Not anymore though. And I’m sure things will just get better. More...

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Dark Funeral Confirm to Play Total Metal Festival

DARK FUNERAL have confirmed their participation in this year's Total Metal Festival, scheduled for September 15th in Noicattaro (Bari), Italy.

As previously reported, Dark Funeral will return to North America for more shows this fall with openers NAGLFAR and DAATH. Dates include:

October
9 - Crocodile Rock Cafe - Allentown, PA
10 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
11 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
12 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
13 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
14 - B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York City, NY
15 - Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC
16 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
17 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
19 - Pearl Room - Mokena, Ill
20 - Station 4 - St Paul, MN
21 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
22 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
24 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
25 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
26 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
27 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
28 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
29 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
30 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth, TX

November
1 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
2 - Harpo´s Concert Theatre - Detroit, MI
3 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY

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Dark Funeral and Naglfar Release More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for the DARK FUNERAL’s North American tour later this year with NAGLFAR and DAATH:

October 9 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
October 10 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
October 11 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
October 12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
October 13 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 14 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
October 15 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
October 16 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
October 17 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 19 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
October 20 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
October 21 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
October 22 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
October 24 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
October 25 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
October 26 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
October 27 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
October 28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
October 29 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
October 30 - Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
November 1 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
November 2 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
November 3 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade

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Armored Saint Schedules California Concert

Legendary California metallers ARMORED SAINT will play at Viper Room in Hollywood on May 19. This will be a warm-up gig for the band's appearance at this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, which will be held May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands scheduled to perform at the Rock Hard Festival include AMON AMARTH, DARK FUNERAL, DEATH ANGEL, GRAVE DIGGER, HAMMERFALL, PAUL DI'ANNO, ROSS THE BOSS and THIN LIZZY.

ARMORED SAINT played a number a European and U.S. dates last summer, some of which were taped for the band's upcoming live DVD. It is not presently clear if plans exist for the group to begin work on a new studio album. ARMORED SAINT's last CD, "Revelation", came out in 2000 on the Metal Blade label.

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Dark Funeral Tour North America w/ Naglfar, Daath

After a successful North American tour earlier this year it is now officially confirmed: Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will return to North America for another 20 shows in October/November. This time support comes from their Swedish brothers NAGLFAR and Atlanta-based newcomers DAATH. The dates are as follows:

Oct. 10 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
Oct. 11 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Oct. 12 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct. 13 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Oct. 14 - B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York City, NY
Oct. 15 - Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City QUE
Oct. 16 - Medley - Montreal, QUE
Oct. 17 - Opera House - Toronto, ONT
Oct. 18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 19 - Pearl Room - Mokena, Ill
Oct. 20 - Station 4 - St Paul, MN
Oct. 21 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
Oct. 22 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
Oct. 24 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Oct. 25 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Oct. 27 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 29 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Oct. 30 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth, TX
Nov. 01 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
Nov. 02 - Harpo´s Concert Theatre - Detroit, MI

More dates will be announced soon.

Tickets go exclusively on sale Monday, April 9 exclusively through Enterthevault.com. For non-House of Blues shows, click here. For House of Blues shows, go to this location.

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Dark Funeral Post First North American Tour Date

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL and NAGLFAR appear to be teaming up for a North American tour later this year, with DAATH also on the bill. The first date to be released is as follows:

October 12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

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Marduk and Devilish Impressions To Tour Russia

MARDUK and DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS have announced "Sword In The East Tour 2007" dates. At Moscow's show Devilish Impressions will play with MARDUK, DARK FUNERAL and BELPHEGOR.

The MARDUK, DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS tour dates are as follows:

04.04.07 - Minsk (Belarus) "Arena"
05.04.07 - Kiev (Ukraine) "DK Svjatoshin"
08.04.07 - St-Petersburg (Russia) "Orlandina"
10.04.07 - Krasnodar (Russia) "Orbita"
11.04.07 - Rostov-on-Don (Russia) "Podzemka"
13.04.07 - Rjazan (Russia) "Planetary"
14.04.07 - Moscow (Russia) "Tochka" * with MARDUK, DARK FUNERAL, BELPHEGOR

"We've previously informed that on that tour we will be supported by S.Winter on drums (Aeternus; ex-Gehenna, ex-Forlorn) but due to unpredictable circumstances, namely visas problem, we've had to change the line-up again. It is official now that the drums will be taken over by Cloud of Polish technical death metal bands - Sceptic and Thy Disease" (Quazarre)

Devilish Impressions finally got their page on myspace.com, which you can check out here.

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Dark Funeral Makes Movie Debut

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will make their movie debut in "Club Satan: The Witches Sabbath", written and directed by Shane Bugbee, an actual priest in the Church Of Satan. The entire band appears in the film, which is being touted as "the first-ever Satanic porn," and will be released by the controversial Extreme Associates in March 2007.

DARK FUNERAL not only stars in "Club Satan: The Witches Sabbath", but also contributes its song "King Antichrist" to the movie soundtrack. The scenes featuring the band were shot before and during their show at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on January 21, 2007.

The "Club Satan: The Witches Sabbath" DVD-release party will be held March 21 at Ivar on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles beginning at 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.clubsatan.com

The members of DARK FUNERAL are no strangers to controversy themselves. In 2004 one crazed fan in Chile, Rodrigo Orias, murdered a Catholic priest during a sermon in Santiago. In 2006, the band inadvertently incited a riot in Peru when legions of fans destroyed the venue and vandalized nearby buildings and cars after DARK FUNERAL was forced to perform without its lead singer.

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Enslaved, Dark Funeral Tour Report

Even though Mark's in Bedford, NH is very close to my house, this time I decided to venture the vastly unknown territory of Hartford, CT. My main motive was the size of the venue allowing for better photo opportunities. I know from past, bitter experience that the NH/ MA area isn't a cultivable environment for BM so I was harbouring high hopes as to the number of attendees at the Webster. Which were boosted by the fact that the previous night's show in Poughkeepsie had been cancelled, so I thought hordes of fans would relocate to Hartford tonight. More...

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Details On Inferno Fest Kick- Off Party

Inferno Festival organizers have issued the following update:

"Like last year, there will be a kick-off party in Trondheim, Norway. ALLFADER and OLM will play live. During the evening we will announce the full Inferno lineup and we are giving away one Inferno Festival three-day pass and some other goodies. The event will take place at Kafe Larssen. Doors open at 22.00 with the first band going on at approx. 23.00. Tickets cost 80 NOK and it's an 18 year age limit. More information can be found here."

The 2007 Inferno Festival (www.infernofestival.net) is scheduled for April 5th - 7th at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway. The festival lineup is as follows: ANAAL NATHRAKH, DARK FUNERAL, DØDHEIMSGARD (DHG), IMMORTAL, PRIMORDIAL.

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Abigail Williams, Enslaved and Dark Funeral Tour

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS are playing the following dates in Canada and the US with Enslaved & Dark Funeral:

January 10 - (USA) New York (NY), B.B. KINGS
January 11 - (CDN) Montreal (QC), Le Medley
January 12 - (CDN) Quebec City (QC), L'Imperial
January 13 - (CDN) Toronto (ON), Opera House
January 14 - (USA) Cleveland (OH), Peabody's
January 15 - (USA) Mokena (IL), The Pearl Room
January 16 - (USA) St Paul (MN), Station 4
January 19 - (USA) Orangevale (CA), The Boardwalk
January 20 - (USA) San Francisco (CA), TBA
January 21 - (USA) West Hollywood (CA), Key Club
January 22 - (USA) Santa Ana (CA), Galaxy Theatre
January 23 - (USA) Tempe (AZ), The Clubhouse
January 25 - (USA) Denver (CO), Bluebird Theatre
January 26 - (USA) Albuquerque (NM), Launchpad
January 27 - (USA) El Paso (TX), Texas Avenue Live
January 28 - (USA) San Antoni (TX), The Sanctuary
January 29 - (USA) Ft. Worth (TX), Ridgelea Theatre
January 30 - (USA) Houston (TX), Warehouse Live
February 01 - (USA) St. Petersburg (FL), State Theatre
February 02 - (USA) Fayetteville (NC), Jester's Pub
February 03 - (USA) Poughkeepsie (NY), Chance
February 04 - (USA) Hartford (CT), Webster Theatre
February 05 - (USA) Bedford (NH), Mark's Place
February 07 - (CDN) Royun Nonanda (QC), Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda

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Dark Funeral's Brand of Black Metal Still Brutal

"This song is about a very beautiful day," said Emperor Magus Caligula, lead growler for the Swedish black-metal band Dark Funeral. "It's about the arrival of Satan's empire!" he barked, the sentence ending in a screeching yowl that sent the Tuesday night crowd at Jaxx into an arm-waving frenzy of devil-horn affirmation.

Black metal is primarily a Nordic phenomenon, the genre's artists embracing their Viking and pagan pasts thematically and reverting to an almost primal state musically.

The evening's co-headliner, Norway's Enslaved, features the influences of Pink Floyd and Alice in Chains in its progressive black metal, with sung sections offsetting the Cookie Monster vocals and tempo changes breaking up the jackhammered double-bass drums.

But Dark Funeral is among the most extreme examples of black metal, and the group's hour-long set was uniformly brutal. The band's buzz-saw music is unrelentingly fast, and drummer Matte Modin incessantly battered his double-bass drums as Chaq Mol and bandleader Lord Ahriman hammered their guitars to create a dense wall of sludge, not flashy solos.

Read the full article at The Washington Post.

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Finntroll Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

AMON AMARTH
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
COMMUNIC
CREMATORY
DARK FUNERAL
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORNENREICH
DORO
EISBRECHER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
FINNTROLL
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
HELRUNAR
HEVEIN
ILLDISPOSED
IMMOLATION
IN EXTREMO
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KRYPTERIA
MOONSORROW
NECROPHOBIC
SAMSAS TRAUM
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SIRENIA
TANKARD
TANZWUT

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Crematory Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

German gothic metallers CREMATORY are the latest act confirmed for the 10th Anniversary of Germany's Summer Breeze Festival, which scheduled for August 16th - 18th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts now confirmed for Summer Breeze 2007 include: More...

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