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Swedish metallers PERSUADER will enter the studio in May to begin recording their fourth album for a late 2008 release via Dockyard 1.
PERSUADER's third full-length effort, "When Eden Burns", was released in May 2006 via Dockyard 1. The follow-up to 2004's "Evolution Purgatory" (Sanctuary/Noise) was recorded at Powerhouse studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer (and SAVAGE CIRCUS bandmate) Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR).
PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar) teamed up with Sielck and former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch in a new band called SAVAGE CIRCUS. The group's debut album, "Dreamland Manor", was released in August 2005 via Dockyard 1. Stauch has since been kicked out of the band.
KillZone Records is extremely proud to announce that it is to sign New Jersey based thrash/prog/metal act Dark Empire for the release of the band's second album 'Humanity Dethroned' for release in North America and European territories. The release of 'Humanity Dethroned' is set for November.
Formed by Matt Moliti (lead and rhythm guitars, death vocals) in 2004, the current band includes Jens Carlsson (Savage Circus, Persuader) lead vocals, Andrew Atwood (lead, rhythm guitar, death vocals) and Samus (Suspyre, Mutiny) drums. Influenced by Symphony X and Rage, Moliti created Dark Empire to be what in his eyes would be the epitome of the perfect metal band: thrashy riffs, blazing solos and aggressive yet melodic vocals, full of energy and emotion.
Dark Empire are no stranger to success this early in their career. The band self released their debut album 'Distant Tides' placed 2 in the year end "best indie release of 2006" list), in BW&BK magazine scoring an impressive 9.5/10 and achieving rave reviews in the industry press and was eventually picked up Rock Machine Records in Brazil. 'Humanity Dethroned will be mastered by Mikka Jussla at Finnvox Studios (Children Of Bodom, Nightwish).
Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral have been confirmed to headline the Nordic Rage Metal Festival 2004 on November 6 at Folkets Hus in Boden, Sweden. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include Persuader, Laudamus, Deadlock, Slowgate, War Empire and C. C. More information is available at this location.
Upcoming Dark Funeral shows:
Oct. 31 – Seichamps, FRA - Espace Culturel de Seichamps
Nov. 06 – Boden, SWE - Folkets Hus
Dec. 18 – Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 19 – Tilburg, NETH - 013
Noise Records has release 3 new mp3s from Persuader, Dragonforce and Cans.
Seven more bands have been confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel-festival, which will be held the 21 st and 22 nd May next year in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The bands are Astral Doors, Count Raven, Draconian, Pain Of Salvation, Persuader, Tad Morose and Vintersorg. Already confirmed are Ablaze My Sorrow, Arise, Morifade, Notre Dame and Wolf.
What makes 2000 Decibel special is the fact that it is the only festival that is totally dedicated to Swedish Hard Rock and Metal. If you visit the festival you will get the chance to see some of the best bands that Sweden has to offer. Thirty-five bands will play on three stages.