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Thirdmoon

Formed: 1994
From: Linz, Austria
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Thirdmoon News

Below is our complete Thirdmoon 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.

Edenbridge Announces New Lineup

Austrian symphonic power metal band, Edenbridge, has posted the following message welcoming their new bassist, Simon Holzknecht, and guitarist, Dominik Sebastian:

"Dominik Sebastian, also known from the band Thirdmoon, has already played guitar on the whole MyEarthDream Tour and has proved to be a great guy and musician and got on well with the band. Dominik of course can also be heard on Edenbridge's new live album 'LiveEarthDream.'"

"Simon Holzknecht, to many also known from his other band Serenity, is Edenbridge's new bass player ! Simon is Edenbridge's youngest band member with only 22 years and is absolutely smashing on his instrument!"

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Thirdmoon Announces New Lineup

After several changes and line-up problems during the last year, Austrian melodic death metal act THIRDMOON has announced a new stable line-up. The band is currently working on new album.

Here is Thirdmoon's latest line-up:

Wolfgang Rothbauer - vocals, guitar
Dominik Sebastian - guitar
Alex Hinterberger - guitar
Johannes Jungreithmeier - drums
Philipp Eckerstorfer - bass

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Moonsorrow Confirmed For Summer Nights Fest

Finnish folk/pagan metallers MOONSORROW have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

BEFORE THE FALL
BELPHEGOR
BLACK MESSIAH
BLOODFEAST
DARK FORTRESS
DARKSIDE
EQUILIBRIUM
FALL OF SERENITY
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
GODDAMNED X
IN SLUMBER
INZEST
MAROON
MASTIC SCUM
MAYHEM
MOONSORROW
NEAERA
NECROPHAGIST
OBITUARY
OUTRAGE
PERISHING MANKIND
RIGER
SERENITY
THIRDMOON
ULTRAWURSCHT
VARG
VOLBEAT
WOLFCHANT

The festival will feature two stages with more than 40 international metal bands. For more information, visit www.summer-nights.at.

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Thirdmoon Part Ways With Drummer

Austrian melodic death metallers THIRDMOON have parted ways with drummer Martin Zeller and have been rejoined by Johannes Jungreithmeier. Johannes previously played on the THIRDMOON albums "Bloodforsaken" (2000) and "Sworn Enemy: Heaven" (2004).

THIRDMOON released its fifth album, "Dimorphic Cynosure", on November 23 via Maintain Records. An e-card for the CD can be found at this location. More...

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Thirdmoon Post New E-card Online

Maintain Records have posted the following update on their myspace page:

"With 23rd November, the release date of the new THIRDMOON album "Dimorphic Cynosure" approaches. After more than 4 years of a not always voluntary rest, there is now a first insight available into the new masterpiece. From now on, you can get a first visual and acoustic impression of the new album through the new eCard. It also includes information on the DigiPak and the accompanying text of the album, while being accompanied with excerpts from the songs "Character Of Scars" and "Crawl Of Subspecies"."

"Furthermore, the complete song "Character Of Scars" is now available as a free download on the Maintain Records website and myspace profile."

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Thirdmoon Sets Release Date For New Album

The release date for the new Thirdmoon album, "Dimorphic Cynosure," has been set for November 23. Listeners can expect the most aggressive but also most melancholic Thirdmoon album, as well as lyrically and musically the most emotional release from mastermind Wolfgang Rothbauer.

This concept album will be available as a JewelCase with a running time of 62 minutes at the retail market, and there will also be a limited edition coming as a DigiPak. Beside an exclusive artwork, the DigiPak version will also have 4 bonus tracks. Among them are "Bloodfield", an exclusive Soundtrack for the "elite-marsball" Online-Game (www.marsball.fr), and three acoustic instrumentals, which originated spontaneously during the recording of the album and are very important to the band since the emotional condition during the time of recording was set to music quite sentimentally, honestly and spontaneously.

The DigiPak will only be available via Twilight-Vertrieb and selected mailorders, and through the band itself and the Maintain Record Store.

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