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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

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Nazi Black Metal Show Sparks Concern

YLE News reports that an anti-racism non-governmental organization (NGO) in Tampere, Finland is urging foreigners to avoid downtown areas of the city on Friday evening (February 1). The Rasmus Network against Racism and Xenophobia says police have warned them of possible unrest surrounding a concert (poster) to be staged by four neo-Nazi bands.

The groups — DER STÜRMER (Greece), ABSURD (Germany), GOATMOON (Finland) and SATANIC WARMASTER (Finland) — are scheduled to play at a Tampere heavy metal rock club. According to the club's promoter, Toni Törrönen, the concert was sold out well in advance.

The tour is organized by the Pagan Front record label, which bills itself as "the Hammer of National Socialist Black Metal." The Greek band's website praises the Nazis, while former members of the German band are in prison for murder and neo-Nazi activities.

"Based on the information that we have received from various sources, one of which is the police, this concert is going to draw a large number of extremist right wing nationalists into the city," says Peter Kariuki, coordinator of the Rasmus Network's Tampere chapter.

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