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One Man Army and the Undead Quartet

Formed: 2004
From: Trollhättan, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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One Man Army & The Undead Quartet Tracklisting

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has revealed the tracklisting and album artwork for their upcoming album, "Grim Tales," due out this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.

Here is the tracklisting in no particular order:

1. Misfit With A Machinegun
2. Cursed By The Knife
3. Saint Lucifer
4. Bastards Of Monstrosity
5. Dominator Of The Flesh
6. A Date With Suicide
7. Make Them Die Slowly
8. Bonebreaker Propaganda
9. The Frisco Reaper
10. Death Makes It All Go Away

Click here to check out the album cover.

The band comments: "Grim Tales is starting to shape up. Rehearsals are going great and time is ticking towards a nice studio session. We are fully prepared to make the best possible Army album yet and at the end of this year we will prove that to you all. We can't wait to unleash this monster upon you all. So check it out when it's done will ya!"

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New One Man Army and the Undead Quartet Guitarist

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"We want to thank all of those who sent their guitarist applications to us. There were like 50 people applying for the job but of course there can be only one. Cool dedicated people from all around the globe showed interest. You know who you are!! THANK YOU!!!

"Although it seems like the whole planet wants to play with us we have decided to get a guy that lives nearby and is able to hang out with us as well as rehearse on regular basis. A guy that we knew from before and that has helped us out on several occasions with different Army related stuff. The guy is named Mattias Bolander and is a great choice for us. He is extremely talented as well as a great friend and is 110% dedicated in what we do. May he be happy and healthy in The Army for a long long time. And if you wanna know more about Mattias please visit the band section."

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"20 Years Of Nuclear Blast" Trailer Posted Online

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.

The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:

01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...

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One Man Army & the Undead Quartet Plan Xmas Single

ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET frontman Johan Lindstrand (ex-THE CROWN) has posted the following message at the band's official web site:

"You probably remember that I talked about a special thing before the new album will be released? Well, the thing is that we're going to hit the studio in early September to record a Christmas single. It's gonna be entitled 'Christmas For The Lobotomizer'. It's gonna include one brand new song which will be the title track on this single. The same title as above.
Other tracks on this album will be three or four live tracks recorded during one of the many shows we've done this year. We haven't decided on which ones yet. The cool thing with this is that it will be released on a limited edition of 500 copies and you will only be able to buy it from the Nuclear Blast mail-order so you must act fast and hard if you want a copy. And the most important thing: This brand new Army song will only be available on this Christmas single. Release date will be around Christmas time. More exact date as soon as we know. Check it out!"

ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET released its debut album, "21st Century Killing Machine", in the U.S. this past spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The band supported the album release with an extensive European tour alongside Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM and Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF.

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One Man Army and The Undead Quartet Tour Update

ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET mastermind/lead singer Johan Lindstrand submits a report on the band's recent outing through Europe:

"We've just come home from a great tour with Hypocrisy, Soilwork, Amorphis, and Scar Symmetry. Everything went really smooth and all the bands got along very well. We had a lot of fun and we boozed around to the very maximum with roadies, labelmates, and fans. THE ARMY is now a well-oiled metal machine with a lot of touring and experience. We're building up a great band and we're here to stay... at least until we've done a U.S. tour, hehe. We've also done our first open air appearance EVER in Vienna at the Prater Festival on the 1st of May in front of 5,000 people. Reeeeally cool show. Other news from the camp is that we now have started to work on the next album already. Yes, we have like 5 - 6 songs in progress that we believe will be really fantastic. We plan to record it in November. Too early to reveal any details yet, but we have a lot of inspiration now and we're writing 'til we bleed."

ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET have been confirmed for 2006's Earthshaker Fest scheduled for July 21-22 in Kreuth, Germany.

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Mayhem Confirmed For Gates of Metal Festival

Norwegian legends MAYHEM have been confirmed for the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


Around 16 bands will perform over the course of the two days, with a total of 5,000 tickets available, priced at 666 SEK.

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Queensryche, Poison, Lacuna Coil Chart In Top 30

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime II" has sold 44,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 14 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is more than half of the total sales tally registered by the band's last studio album, 2003's "Tribe", which sold 20,000 copies in the first week and has shifted less than 75,000 units so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, the band's 1999 effort, "Q2K", opened with sales of 28,000 and has sold 150,000 copies to date.

QUEENSRŸCHE's top-selling album by far is 1990's "Empire", which was certified triple-platinum in October 1994 for sales in excess of three million copies in the United States. The original "Operation: Mindcrime" release (1988) attained platinum status in August 1991, while 1994's "Promised Land" reached the same plateau in December 1994.

In other chart news, LACUNA COIL's "Karmacode" shifted just under 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at No. 28 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The band's 2002 album "Comalies" has sold more than 230,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A representative for the group's record label, Century Media, recently told Billboard magazine that the album has sold 500,000 units worldwide.

LACUNA COIL will be on the cover of at least a half-dozen metal magazines this spring. In addition, an April appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and a segment of "The Mix" on ABC News are slated, according to Billboard.

Another notable debut on this week's chart is POISON's 18-track collection, "The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock", which commemorates POISON's 20th anniversary and the band's career tally of more than 25 million albums and DVDs sold around the world. The album, which packs the group's biggest hits and fan favorites, opens with nearly 40,000 copies to debut at No. 17 on next week's chart.

POISON's "Greatest Hits 1986-1996" collection, which was originally released in November 1996, was officially certified double-platinum in November 2005 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of two million copies in the United States.

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending April 9, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

QUEENSRŸCHE – "Operation: Mindcrime II": 44,000 (#14)
POISON – "The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock": 40,000 (#17)
LACUNA COIL – "Karmacode": 34,000 (#28)
DEAD TO FALL - "The Phoenix Throne": 4,000
PANTERA – "3 Vulgar Videos From Hell" DVD: 1,700
BLACKMORE'S NIGHT – "The Village Lanterne": 1,500
CALIBAN – "Undying Darkness": 1,700
EVERGREY - "Monday Morning Apocalypse": 1,400
KATATONIA - "The Great Cold Distance": 1,100
VENOM – Metal Black": 1,100
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET – "21st Century Killing Machine": 100
TERROR 2000 - "Terror For Sale": 100

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Children of Bodom Plan European Tour

Following Children of Bodom's US tour with Amon Amarth and Trivium, they will be heading overseas for a European tour. Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have been confirmed as the support acts for CHILDREN OF BODOM on their upcoming European tour. The European tour dates are as follows: More...

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Ex-The Crown Singer Updates On Current Project

Former the Crown vocalist Johan Lindstrand has posted the following message on the web site of his current project, One Man Army and the Undead Quartet.

The machine is starting to get warm, oh yeah! Things are really taking shape faster than expected.

We are now done with the pre-production of the six last tracks that will end up on the debut album, so I hope you can count to 12, 'cause that's how many songs the debut will include. And we do already have the title and the cover art finished for it but we will not reveal it just yet. It's not time yet.

Some other great news is that there will be an official release of "When Hatred Comes to Life." But on this official version there will be four songs. This will be released via Nuclear Blast on a limited underground edition only, and only via Nuclear Blast mailorder catalogue. The date is set for May 16. It will be sold as a package with CD and shirt and very cheap so watch out for it. Only 250 copies will be for sale.

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet is:

Johan Lindstrand (Ex-the Crown) - Vocals
Valle Adzic (Impious) - Bass
Mikael Lagerblad – Lead Guitar
Pekka Kiviaho – Rhythm Guitar
Marek Dobrowolski (Reclusion) – Drums

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