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Metal News for February 18, 2006

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Death Angel Added To Bang Your Head Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL are the latest addition to this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24 in Balingen, Germany. DEATH ANGEL's performance at the festival will mark their only live apperance on German soil this year and they will perform a special setlist with many songs they haven't played in ages.

So far, the following bands have been confirmed: More...

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Dimmu Borgir Poised To Write Concept Album

DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz spoke to BW&BK recently regarding the pending recordings for their upcoming album, the follow-up to 2003's “Death Cult Armageddon” album which recently surpassed the 100,000 sales mark in the US. The band is currently in what Silenoz calls “full writing mode” and working hard on completing what will surely be the most highly anticipated of the band’s career. More...

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Harmaa Sign With Auerbach Tontrager

The Airut saga that began with TENHI's 'airut:ciwi' now stands on its own under the title HARMAA. The band HARMAA is based on the visions of Tyko Saarikko and Ilmari Issakainen, both known as TENHI members. The second part of the Airut saga - 'airut:aamujen' - was released in Finland through UTUstudio. All of its 9 tracks are piano-driven compositions varying from romantic atmospheres to the darker shades of nature. HARMAA have now signed to Auerbach Tontraeger who will release the album 'airut:aamujen' and the upcoming material for the rest of the world. "We passed through many great themes when we did the song 'Kielo' for TENHI's 'airut:ciwi'. 'Kielo' was very aesthetic, melodic, and piano-driven. We wanted to extend these themes and feelings into a full-length album. In that sense, 'airut:aamujen' is a natural follow-up in the Airut saga. And this saga will continue with a new full-length album!"

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Moonspell Post Sample Of First Single Online

Moonspell have made a sample of the first single, "Finisterra," from their upcoming album available online. Hear it at moonspell.com.

Moonspell's newe album, "Memorial," will be released on April 24th in Europe and on April 25th in the USA in two editions: one in a luxury digipack with a bonus unreleased song, the other on jewel-case.

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Burzum To Release New Album This Year?

According to the Candlelight Records USA artist page, Varg Vikernes' BURZUM has been the latest band added to the roster. Click here to view the BURZUM profile page set up, which includes spots for both cover artwork and tracklisting 'TBA'.

Varg, who went by Count Grishnackh in his days doing BURZUM, is currently imprisoned for the killing of MAYHEM guitarist Oystein "Euronymous" Aarseth. He is expected to be released on probation in April of this year.

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Norther Post Instrumental Song Online

Norther has posted a new instrumental song, entitled "Instru Mental," which did not make it on to their latest album, "Till Death Unites Us." The song was done by guitarist Kristian Ranta and keyboardist Tuomas Planman. Check it out at this location.

Norther will be touring their home country of Finland over the next few weeks. Tour dates are as follows:

Feb. 25 Kuopio, FIN - Henry's Pub
Mar. 09 Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Klubi
Mar. 10 Seinäjoki, FIN - Kuus-Nolla
Mar. 24 Turku, FIN - Palatsi
Apr. 13 Tampere, FIN - Eastermaster

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KsE To Play Unannounced Show This Sunday?

The following message has been posted on the official Killswitch Engage website:

"Rumor has it that KsE will be playing at Cabot Street this Sunday; at the Once Beloved "record release" show. Come on down this Sunday 2/19/06 and find out!"

Killswitch Engage will be re-releasing "Alive or Just Breathing" this March as part of Roadrunner Records' 25 years of genre-defining music.

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Children Of Bodom Announce 3 Japanese Tour Dates

Children Of Bodom will return to Japan for 3 dates in April:

Apr. 23 Kawasaki - Club Citta
Apr. 24 Osaka - Namba Hatch
Apr. 25 Tokyo - Liquid Room

Live photos from the Scandinavian leg of the European tour have been posted in the gallery of the official COB website. Check them out at this location.

Children of Bodom will be embarking on a three and a half week North American tour this spring with Chimaira, God Forbid and Through the Eyes of the Dead. Tour dates: More...

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Kamelot Back From Oslo, Norway

The following update has been posted on the official Kamelot website:

"The band returned from the cold city of Oslo where they were recording their last concert at Rockefeller Music Hall for the release of what will be their upcoming DVD. The show was a blast! Possibly it has been their best concert. A fantastic spectacle of lights, special effects and pyros, with guest appearances and surprises. Sure that the DVD will be a must have!

"Supporting the show, singer Khan and guitarist Thomas Youngblood were a day before on the Topp20 TV program. NRK's Topp 20 is the #1 show for Music in Norway and it was a rare appearance to see a Metal band on this show. NRK is the main television station in Norway. Check out pics from the TV appearance here and here."

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Dark Tranquillity Frontman Discusses Junk Food

In the latest episode of the Swedish metal show "Rundgång", Dark Tranquillity frontman Mikael Stanne revealed his trade secrets as a longtime junkfood connoisseur. The show was aired yesterday on the SVT network and can be seen online at http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=46328 (click on the "Se del 4 av Rundgång" link).

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