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Metal News for March 2, 2005

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31 news articles posted on this day.

New Project Hate Album To Feature Evergrey Bassist

The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, are currently recording their new album with producer Dan Swanö at Dan's studio in Örebro, Sweden. The band have posted the following studio update on their official web site:

A few days ago we considered ourselves completely finished with the guitars and made a back-up disc of all the material (actually the guitars have been finished longer than that but we never got around to make a back-up disc of it), so now we are safe in case anything unexpected happens to the computers.

Jörgen's vocals looks like they will be put down in Stockholm (in the same studio where Vicious Art — Jörgen's other band, recorded their debut album) at March 12th and 13th. Ms. Jo's stuff is planned to be recorded in Örebro the weekend after that, so we are definitely getting closer to completing this piece of domination.

Bassist Michael Håkansson of Evergrey has now gotten all of the material and has started to work with the bass for the album. Nope, he's not a member of TPH, he's just helping out as the good lad he is. We thank him for wanting in on this and can promise some excellent bass-work on this album.

When everything is done as far as vocals/bass and guitars goes, K and Dan Swanö will spend some serious amount of time with the mix, which will happen in Dan's own studio.

There's no set date for release, or even for when we will complete this album, but we are planning to have everything shaped up in April, and hopefully Threeman/Candlelight can have this monster out before summer.

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KsE To Guest On Steven's Untitled Rock Show

Killswitch Engage will be on Fuse's Steven's Untitled Rock Show this coming Tuesday (3/8 @ 4pm & 9pm EST). They are doing a special on the Taste Of Chaos tour, and KsE is part of it.

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New Dark Tranquillity Video Posted Online

The new Dark Tranquillity video for "Lost To Apathy" shot by acclaimed director Roger Johansson (In Flames, Soilwork) has been posted here.

The track comes off the group's critically acclaimed new album "Character," their groundbreaking and most challenging offering yet. "Character," is as brutal as it is thought provoking and introspective. It quickly captivates the listener, keeping them on the edge of their seat while pummeling them with a barrage of menacing riffs, atmospheric keyboards and memorable hooks.

Look for the band to embark on a major headlining U.S. tour early next month alongside Soilwork, Hypocrisy and Mnemic. Tour dates: More...

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Judas Priest On "Uranium," Contest Giveaways

Judas Priest will be featured on Fuse's "Uranium" at 8pm on March 4 and 3am on March 5. Go to www.fuse.tv to find Fuse on your local cable system.

If you're hell bent for leather like FYE.com, check out their Judas Priest Harley Davidson sweepstakes now through March 21st for your chance to win a Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster (a $8500 value).

Enter here for your chance to win a Hammer VEC-BK guitar signed by Judas Priest.

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Motley Crue's Carnival Of Sins Ecard Now Available

Click here to check out the e-card for Motley Crue's upcoming tour, entitled the Carnival Of Sins.

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Chevelle To Release Dualdisc On March 29

Chevelle's "This Type Of Thinking Could Do Us In" arrives on DualDisc March 29. The DualDisc includes the entire CD album on one side, and the other side contains the whole album in 5.1 Surround Sound and stereo PLUS a 25-minute documentary on the making of the album & "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" video, along with a brand new version of "The Clincher (Version 103)" -- never before released!

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Amorphis Tour Dates

Amorphis will be touring America with Beyond the Embrace, Single Bullet Theory, and Into Eternity. Dates are as follows:

3/2 The Mason Jar - Phoenix, AZ
3/3 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
3/4 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
3/5 The Pound at Pier 96 – San Francisco, CA
3/6 Ash St Saloon – Portland, OR
3/7 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/9 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
3/10 Ranch Bowl – Omaha, NE
3/11 Pop's – Sauget, IL
3/12 Ascot Room – Minneapolis, MN
3/14 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
3/15 Club Rockit – Toronto, ON
3/16 Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC
3/18 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/19 Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/20 B.B. King's – New York, NY
3/21 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
3/22 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
3/23 Thunderdome – Baltimore, MD
3/24 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
3/25 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/26 Masquerade – Tampa, FL
3/27 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/29 Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
3/28 Thee Imperial – Jacksonville, FL
3/30 Downtown – Farmingdale, NY
3/31 Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
4/1 Webster Theatre/Underground – Hartford, CT
4/2 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY

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Show Report From Atreyu, Unearth, Norma Jean Show

I had the chance to attend the Atreyu, Unearth, Norma Jean and Scars of Tomorrow show on February 28th. The show was at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, PA. This is how the night transpired: More...

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Apocalyptica American Tour Dates

Apocalyptica will be touring America in mid-March, dates are as follows:

3/14 Middle East – Boston, MA
3/15 Knitting Factory – New York, NY
3/16 El Mocambo – Toronto, ON
3/20 Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
3/21 The Independent – San Francisco, CA
3/22 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA

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Misery Index and Suffocation Tour Dates

The following are the tour dates for Misery Index's tour dates with Suffocation:

2/23/05 Opera House – Toronto, ON
2/25/05 Jester´s Pub – Fayeteville, NC
2/26/05 Thunderdome – Belt, MD
2/27/05 Planet Rock – Jacksonville, NC
3/30/05 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
3/31/05 Wilson Ruritan – Hagerstown, MD
4/21/05 Fletcher´s – Belt, MD
4/22/05 The Beegle – Frostburg, MD
4/23/05 KC´s – Fredericksburg, VA
4/29/05 Red Hook – Brooklyn, NY
5/28/05 House Of Rock – White Marah, MD
5/29/05 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
5/30/05 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York City, NY
5/31/05 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
6/1/05 Saragota Winners – Cohoes, NY
6/2/05 L' Imperial – Quebec City, QC
6/3/05 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
6/4/05 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
6/5/05 Joes On Wood St – Chicago, IL
6/7/05 Ascot Room – Minnesota, MN
6/8/05 Pyramid – Winnipeg, MB
6/9/05 Riddel Center – Regina, SK
6/10/05 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AL
6/11/05 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
6/13/05 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
6/14/05 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/15/05 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
6/16/05 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
6/17/05 The Pound At Pier 96 – San Francisco, CA
6/18/05 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
6/19/05 The Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
6/20/05 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ

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Therion Tour Dates

The following is a list of tour dates for Therion:

8/30 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
8/31 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
9/2 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
9/3 Warehouse – Calgary, AB
9/5 Pyramid – Winnipeg, MB
9/6 Ascot Room – Minneapolis, MN
9/7 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
9/8 Madison Theater – Covington, KY
9/9 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
9/10 Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/11 L' Imperial – Quebec City, QC
9/12 Medley – Montreal, QC
9/13 Palladium – Worchester, MA
9/14 BB King Blues Club – New York, NY
9/15 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
9/16 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
9/17 Prog Power Festival – Atlanta, GA
9/19 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
9/20 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
9/21 Ridgies Theatre – Ft. Worth, TX
9/23 Mason Jar – Phoenix, AZ
9/24 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
9/25 Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
9/26 The Pound At Pier 96 – San Francisco, CA
9/28 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
10/1 Harpo´s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI

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More Ozzfest Confirmations And Rumors Released

ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and AS I LAY DYING have secured three non-rotating slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Other acts believed to have been confirmed for the second stage include THE HAUNTED, MASTODON and BURY YOUR DEAD.

Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, the 10th edition of Ozzfest is expected to be headlined by BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN. Also believed to be in the running for the festival's main stage are BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and the classic "Among the Living" lineup of ANTHRAX. Other rumored main-stage acts are MEGADETH, DISTURBED and SHADOWS FALL.

As reported here on Monday, an Ozzfest representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the lineup and dates for this year's travelling festival will be announced at a press conference "mid-March."

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Planes Mistaken For Stars Drop Off Euro Tour

Planes Mistaken For Stars have dropped of their upcoming European tour with Converge as the result of a family emergency. Modern Life Is War will be taking their place on the March/April tour. PMFS have released the following statement:

"We have to pull out of our March/April Euro tour with Converge. We thought long and hard about the easiest way to break it to everyone without being cryptic or melodramatic. So here goes. We originally were going to pass on this tour because Chuck is expecting the birth of his baby girl in early April. Then, after little discussion and even less fanfare, Jamie decided to once again pick up the bass and fight the good fight with us for four whole weeks across the pond. We picked Jamie up in the midst of our recent tour with High On Fire to start practicing for the Converge tour. On our way back from Chicago we received a distressing phone call. Jamie's father, {and surrogate father to the rest of us}, was back in the hospital and in dire condition. Needless to say neither Jamie nor Chuck are in a position to leave their families at a time like this. And to be quite frank, neither are Matt, Mikey, or I. We are first and foremost a family, so leaving Chuck and Jamie here without us is out of the question. We promise we will be back, guns a blazing, in a couple of months with a whole slew of cool news for all of you. In the meantime please keep Jamie and Chuck in your thoughts and wishes. And thanx to everyone who have supported us as a band, and more importantly as people, for the last six or so years."

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Napalm Death, Most Precious Blood, Diecast Tour

Most dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Napalm Death, Most Precious Blood, and Diecast European tour. Here's teh tour schedule so far:

31/05 Exeter @ Phoenix (England)
01/06 Bristol @ Beer Keller (England)
02/06 Swindon @ Furnace (England)
03/06 Edinburgh @ Studio 24 (Scotland)
04/06 Milton Keynes @ Pitz (England)
05/06 Brighton @ Concorde (England)
09/06 Copenhagen @ The Rock (Denmark)
11/06 Frederikstad @ Maane Festivalen (Norway)
13/06 Aarhus @ Train (Denmark)
16/06 Giessen @ MUK (Germany)
17/06 Trier @ Ultimate Summer Blast Open Air (Germany)
18/06 Salzgitter @ Forellenhof (Germany)
22/06 Zilina @ Guru Club (Slovakia)
23/06 Debrecen @ Vekeri Festival (Hungary)
24/06 Wachenroth @ Suffering Festival (Germany)
25/06 Herne @ Pressure Festival (Germany)
26/06 Le Mans @ Fury Fest (France)
27/06 Limoges @ CC John Lennon (France)
28/06 Bilbao @ TBA (Spain)
29/06 Lisbon @ TBA (Portugal)
30/06 Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas (Spain)
01/07 Barcelona @ KGB (Spain)
02/07 Ramonville @ Salle des Fetes (France)
03/07 Montpellier @ Rockstore (France)
12/07 Stuttgart @ R?hre (Germany)
14/07 Mulhouse @ Noumatrouff (France)
16/07 Dour @ Festival (Belgium)
17/07 London @ Electric Ballroom (England)

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Embrace The End Signs To Abacus Records

Sacramento, CA hardcore/metal outfit Embrace The End has officially signed with Abacus Recordings. The band recently finished recording their debut album, entitled "Counting Hallways To The Left," with Zach Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios. Artwork is being handled by Sons Of Nero and the record should hit stores in early-June. In the meantime, check out a track from the album here.

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High On Fire UK Tour Changes

High On Fire have slightly altered the schedule for their upcoming UK tour. The tour dates are:

March 26 - Milton Keynes Woughton Centre
March 27 - Exeter Cavern
March 29 - Peterborough Met Lounge
March 30 - Bradford Rio's
March 31 - Glasgow Nice 'N' Sleazy
April 1 - Manchester Hop & Grape
April 2 - Wrexham Central Station
April 3 - Liverpool University
April 4 - Nottingham Rock City
April 5 - Birmingham Bar Academy
April 6 - London Highbury Garage
April 7 - Aldershot West End Centre

They'll be supported by US art-noise crew Callisto and the UK's Winnebego Deal.

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To/Die/For Post Clips From New Album Online

Samples of the album "IV" are available for download on the band's website here. These are from the songs "This World is Made for Me", "Lies (for Fools)" and "Little Deaths."

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Windir DVD Postponed

Due to some technical problems with the printing of the "Sognametal" DVD, the release will be postponed to April/May. Since Vreid are currnently on a 6 week European tour with Enslaved, the problem can not be fixed before they return to Norway in the middle of March. An exact release date will be given ASAP.

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Dio To Perform "Holy Diver" In Full On UK Tour

Ex Rainbow, Black Sabbath and multi, multi, million selling solo star in his own right, Ronnie James Dio, one of the most instantly identifiable voices in rock music, has confirmed a VERY SPECIAL October UK tour. Tickets are priced £18.50 in London and £16.50 elsewhere.

There will be no support acts on the 'An Evening With Dio' tour, which will feature two live sets from Dio, including not only a host of classic songs from across his HUGE back catalogue, but also ALL of his classic, debut solo, multi-platinum, "Holy Diver" album from 1983.

Dates are:

Oct. 09 Sheffield Foundry
Oct. 10 Nottingham Rock City
Oct. 11 Norwich UEA
Oct. 13 Newcastle University
Oct. 14 Glasgow Academy
Oct. 15 Manchester Academy
Oct. 17 Exeter University
Oct. 18 Bristol Academy
Oct. 20 Southampton Guildhall
Oct. 21 Birmingham Carling Academy
Oct. 22 London Astoria

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Stratovarius Confirm More U.S. Dates

Finland's Stratovarius have announced two more tour dates in addition to their performance at ProgPower USA 2005. Here are the dates:

Sept. 16-17 - Atlanta, GA - Earthlink Live (ProgPower USA VI)
Sept. 19 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sept. 21 - New York, NY - B.B. Kings

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MetalNetRadio Announces New Canadian Metal Station

MetalNetRadio.com has announced the launching of a new show on its internet radio station called Canadian Metal. The show will focus on label and independent bands from across Canada and show the world what a vibrant metal scene the country has to offer.

Program director Joey Nemeth says, "I feel it's very important to show the world what great music metal bands are making up here, and if we can help in any way ..., well it's our honor and duty to do so". The show is 60 minutes of commercial free metallic mayhem airing Monday night at 10pm EST with repeat broadcasts on (Tuesday at 7am EST, Wednesday at 3pm EST, Thursaday at 7pm EST, Friday at 10am EST, and Sunday at 3am EST).

Interested bands wanting to be aired on the show should contact Joey at programdirector@metalnetradio.com or visit www.metalnetradio.com for more details.

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The Duskfall Reveals New Album Title

Swedish Melodic Death metallers the Duskfall have set "Lifetime Supply Of Guilt" as title of their upcoming new album which shall be released on Sep. 19.

The band is currently working on the pre-production of the record and will enter the studio for the recordings soon. More information about the working progress will be revealed within the next weeks.

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Nightwish Sweep Five Emma-Gaala Awards

Nightwish won five prizes at at the Emma-Gaala (Finnish Grammy Awards-equivalent), which were held Saturday, Feb. 26 at Kulttuuritalolla in Helsinki. According to a posting on the group's web site, the outfit took home the awards for:

- Finland Metal Album Of The Year (for "Once")
- Best Selling Album
- Band Of The Year
- Export-Emma
- Best Finnish Artist (as voted by the public).

"Once" has already been certified triple-platinum in Nightwish's native Finland for sales in excess of 90,000 copies. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" was previously certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies.

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Edguy Frontman Checks In With Tour & EP Update

Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet has checked in following their appearance at the Atarfe-Vega-Rock Festival in Granada, Spain:

Hi,

Just a short message: we've just come back from our trip to Granada, Spain to play the Atarfe-Vega-Rock festival. It was a lot of fun, although it's been pretty cold in the venue. That was not what we expected from Spain but however, you people who were there were really great. Some technical problems on stage and we couldn't bring the whole show, but what the fuck - we gave our best and you gave your best, that's what counts. We all had a great evening!

After the show we had a kind of pre-birthday party for Eggi, together with the Primal Fear guys. Great guys, great fun. We will not mention any details, I am not gonna reveal that Jens woke up in his bath tub full of water and that I had to be carried out of the venue by two of our crew guys later that night. Well, you see: we had fun!!! Felix had a food war with himeself which is not very funny. There's a lot of people who starve while two Kiwis accidently slipped out of Felix' hand and exploded on the wall. To his excuse we should mention that he wouldn't have managed to throw them to Namibia anyway. So I want to stress we can't speak about waste of food in this case.

Meanwhile, we are working full-steam on our new EP that is estimated to be released in September. A full length album is to follow early next year. I liked the concept of delivering a big value-for-money thing as the official single last time just like the "King Of Fools" EP. We got very good response to that and we are so creative at the moment that there will be a lot of material as it seems. We'll see, can't tell too much at this point. But we are working on that one. Anyway, the material sounds good, sound like Edguy, very fresh, very cheeky and of course epic at times. You'll hear it later. Have a great week and happy birthday Eggi.

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Such A Surge Announces Venue Change

Braunschweig's crossover pioneers Such a Surge announced a change in the venue for their show on Wednesday, March 2 in Bremen.

It will not take place at Tivoli, but Tower, which is – according to the band bass player Axel Horn – "a real punk club, capacity 300." Axel invites everyone who is up for "a real intimate evening" to show up and share a beer with the band after the show.

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Drummer Stefan Schwarzmann Rejoins Accept

Drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (Helloween, U.D.O., Running Wild) has recently become available and will be rejoining legendary German metallers Accept for the 2005 summer festivals. Stefan has performed with the band since the "good old days" when he replaced original drummer Stefan Kaufmann. This officially finalizes the group's summer touring lineup which includes original members Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Wolf Hoffmann (guitar), Herman Frank (guitar) and Peter Baltes (bass). Rehearsals are scheduled for March and April in Hannover, Germany.

Upcoming Accept shows:

May 15 Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival
Jun. 04 Bergum, NETH @ Waldrock
Jun. 09 Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 12 Bologna, ITA @ Gods Of Metal
Jun. 24 Belgium @ Graspop
Jul. 17 Helsinki, FIN @ Tuska Festival
Jul. 29 Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya AX
Jul. 30 Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya AX
Jul. 31 Osaka, JPN @ Namba Hatch
Aug. 02 Nagoya, JPN @ Diamont Hall
Aug. 4–6 Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air
Aug. 13 Spain @ Cumpo de futbol
Aug. Switzerland @ TBA

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Subway To Sally Announces Album Release Date

Subway to Sally, Germany's most successful Medieval Rock/Metal band, has announced that their forthcoming album, "Nord Nord Ost" (= "North North East"), will be release on August 22nd.

The album deals with the depths of emotional coldness, adequately, the band chose the song "Eisblumen" (= "Ice Flowers") as first single which will give a first impression of Subway to Sally's new masterpiece on July 25th.

In other news, drummer David Pätsch decided to leave the band has been replaced by former Knorkator drummer Christian "Chrishchrash“ Gerlach.

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3 Inches Of Blood To Do In-store Signing

3 Inches Of Blood will be doing an in-store signing at Axis Records and Comics in the Bay Area on March 30th. Details as follows:

Wednesday, March 30th (4-6pm)
Axis Records and Comics
2877 Chapman Street
Oakland, CA 94601

Check the event flyer here.

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Mastodon Add More Dates To North American Tour

A more complete schedule has surfaced for Mastodon`s upcoming North American run alongside Cult Of Luna and Death By Stereo.

Here is how the trek is shaping up thus far: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Minneapolis Mayhem 2

WINTERTHRALL, EPICUREAN and ESTUARY are the latest confirmations for this year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 Metalfest which will take place over two days - Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th at Star Central in Columbia Heights, MN.

Acts scheduled to appear now include: More...

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Carpathian Forest To Enter Studio Next Week

Norwegian black metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST's have posted the following update:

"We are entering the studio again next week to continue on the new Carpathian Forest album. The band is also working out the details for the second and third part of the Art Of Provocation world tour. Second part will most likely be in South America and third part in Eastern Europe. CF is also looking for a US tour and to catch up the few shows that were cancelled on the first league of the tour in Europe. Details will follow."

As previously reported, Carpathian Forest's upcoming album, entitled Fuck You All!, is scheduled for release through Season Of Mist Records in May, 2005.

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