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Below is our complete Thunderstorm news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Running Wild Set to Release Second Tribute Album

A second tribute album to the German metal band Running Wild, which follows the first tribute album, is in the works, according to the webmaster of their official website. "It's been already almost four years since "The Revivalry - A Tribute To Running Wild" hit the light. Soon after that, its success began to grow progressively and it significantly led to the idea that a tribute album brought to a different level should come out, especially by bringing cover songs from the newer albums by Running Wild. And this time it is going to be like this!" The new and currently untitled tribute will contain songs from "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005). It will be released in fall of this year with graphic art done by Costin Chioreanu, who has worked for bands like Absu, Centinex, Demonical, Negura Bunget, Thunderstorm, and more. One of the first confirmed bands for the new tribute is Polish heavy metal band Crystal Viper, who will record their own version of "Libertalia." Other confirmed bands are Magica, Orden Ogan, Satanochio, Skiltron, and Thunderstorm.

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Thunderstorm Announce New Album Title

Italian doom metallers THUNDERSTORM have set "As We Die Alone" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due late 2006/early 2007 via Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Faithless Soul" was recorded at New Sin Studio in Loria (Italy) and will include a cover version of the JIMI HENDRIX classic "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)". THUNDERSTORM's version of the song is described by the band as "ultra-heavy but respectful of the original feeling."

THUNDERSTORM previously stated about the new CD, "Most of this album sounds different from others our works: It's doom-metal-oriented, of course, but most songs have a different style from previous CDs. This album will be the best THUNDERSTORM work ever, that's for sure!"

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Green Carnation Italy Line-up Complete

The line-up for Green Carnation's gig in Italy is now complete. Italian act Lifend will be replacing Thunderstorm, joining GC and Bleak Origin.

The Sunday gig on December 18th in Cordevilla, will be Green Carnation's very first in Italy. The gig in Italy will follow the one in Burgdorf, Switzerland on Saturday December 17th, another country Green Carnation never has played before.

Line-up for Burgdorfer Rocknight, Markthalle Burgdorf on December 16th:
Green Carnation
Bleak Origin (CH)
Divine Temptation (A)
Richtaste (CH)

Line-up for Cordevilla, Italy on December 17th:
Green Carnation
Lifend (IT)
Bleak Origin (CH)

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Green Carnation Announce New Gigs In December

Green Carnation have confirmed playing two more gigs before the New Year, both in countries in which the band has never played before.

GC will visit Switzerland and Italy for the first time ever, on December 17th and 18th, and keyboardist Kenneth Silden can say that the band is very happy with adding two new countries to their gig-list.

"It's important for us to present ourselves in as many countries as possible, and when the opportunity came for this mini-tour in December, we had to accept. I think both Switzerland and Italy is potential good countries for the band," the band writes on their website.

Green Carnation will headline the Burgdorfer Rocknight (in Markthalle Burgdorf) on Saturday December 17th. Other bands on the line-up are: Bleak Origin (CH), Divine Temptation (A) and Richtaste (CH).

The following day, GC will bring Bleak Origin, and join Italian band Thunderstorm for a gig at the Thunder Road Club (www.thunderroad.it) in Codevilla outside Milano, organized through Nihil Productions (www.nihilprod.it).

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Firewind To Tour Europe

After the release of their brilliant album "Forged By Fire" in January 2005 and a great show with their labelmates Nevermore in London / UK in March 2005, Firewind going on tour in Germany, Swiss and Sweden.

Firewind are support of the Swedish powermetal heroes Hammerfall on their Icebreaker Festivals and play next to Thunderstorm and Lordi:

Apr. 21 (CH) Pratteln Z7
Apr. 22 (D) Filderstadt Filharmonie
Apr. 23 (D) Lichtenfels Stadthalle Lichtenfels
Apr. 24 (D) Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
Apr. 30 (S) Göteborg Scandinavium Arena (with Hammerfall, Pretty Maids & Lordi)

Greek fans are lucky to watch the band Firewind around the wellknown guitar wizard Gus G. on their headliner shows before the festivals take place:

Apr. 15 (GR) Athen An Club
Apr. 16 (GR) Thessaloniki Mylos
Apr. 17 (GR) Larissa B-Live

Another festival with Firewind in Germany:

Jul. 23 (D) Trier Fabric Rock festival (with Rage and Freedom Call)

Gus G. will be on the Musikmesse Frankfurt, Germany, (from April 7th to 9th 2005) and visit the ESP booth on Saturday, April 9th at 13.00 CET to show people his new signature model. He would be happy about some chit chat, will do interviews and give the fans of guitar music tips and autographs.

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Hammerfall, Therion, Kataklysm To Play Metal Camp

Hammerfall, Therion and Kataklysm are among the bands confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Metal Camp festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
In Extremo
Gun Barrel
Lost Dreams
Sky's Shadow

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