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Metal News for April 30, 2003

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Dark Moor Hire Romero as Vocalist

Dark Moor has a new singer, his name is Alfred Romero, the new line-up of the band will be completed in the next weeks. Their next album will be recorded at New Sin Studios in August to be released in November 2003.

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Trollymetaal Project Asks Thronar to Join

Thronar has been asked to join a project called Trollymetaal. It is a project started by a Dutch student from Nijmegen. His intention is to arrange a project with four Metal bands from Arnhem and four hardcore bands from Arnhem. All bands get the opportunity to record three songs in the Synchronized studios. These recordings will be printed on two different CDs a Metal CD and a Hardcore CD.

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Ninnuam Signs with Low Frequency

Swedish death metal act Ninnuam just signed a record deal with the Finnish record label Low Frequency Records and are planning to release their first full-length album under the label early fall this year.

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Satariel Writing for new Album

Satariel is busy writing new material for their upcoming album "Hydra". The album will be released later this year through Hammerheart.

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Kalmah Release Date Announced

Kalmah's forthcoming record, Swampsong, will be out through Century Media Germany on June 23rd. In other news, the band will be performing at a special event in Greifswald, Germany at the Mensaclub on May 9th. It will be only their second show outside Finland, following last year's appearance at Wacken Open Air 2002. The cultural center Nordischer Klang in Greifswald, Germany has arranged a special festival under the patronage of Iceland Republic president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and German president Johannes Rau. Kalmah joins the week-long celebration of music, theatre, literature, children's programs, art, science, movies and concerts.

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Cannibal Corpse Hit One Million

Legendary death metalheads Cannibal Corpse have reached the one million mark in catalog sales. The band's extensive discography includes: '90's Eaten Back to Life, '91's Butchered At Birth, '92's Tomb of the Mutilated, '94's Bleeding, '96's Vile, ''98's Gallery Of Suicide, '99's Bloodthirst, 2000's Live Cannibalism and '02's Gore Obsessed. More...

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Blackest of the Black Running Order Set

The complete running order and set times have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" tour — a phenomenal multi-genre bill which includes Poland's Behemoth, Italy's Lacuna Coil, Nile from the U.S., Sweden's Opeth, the U.S.' Superjoint Ritual, and headliners Danzig.

The following information applies to the two shows taking place on Friday, May 2 at the Mesa Amphitheater in Phoenix, Arizona and Saturday, May 3 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles: More...

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Stormwind Find New Keyboardist

Sweden's Stormwind, the band featuring former Candlemass singer Thomas Vikstrom and guitarist Thomas Wolf, have acquired a new keyboardist in the shape of Joachim Broden. Broden replaces Kaspar Dahlqvist, who left the group earlier this month in order to devote himself 100% to his family and Dionysus. More...

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Testament, Annihilator Set for Earth Shaker

Testament, Pretty Maids, Annihilator, Primal Fear, Justice, Freedom Call, Evidence One, Powergod and End of Green are among the artists confirmed for Earthshaker Fest, a two-day event set to take place on July 25-26 in Hirschaid, near Bamberg, Germany. "The bands lined up for this year's festival will be playing in a giant tent that can be opened up so the stage can be viewed from the surrounding festival grounds, and weather will not be a factor because of the roof," reads an official press release. "So, rain or shine, the show WILL go on."

For more information on Earthshaker Fest, visit the festival's official web site at www.earthshaker-fest.com

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TON to Issue Limited Edition Double Disc

A special limited-edition, double-CD version of the forthcoming Type O Negative album "Life Is Killing Me" will be released in the U.K. on the same date, June 16, as the single CD version but stores will only be able to order it on their initial stocking of the album.

The track listing for the special bonus CD will be as follows: More...

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Charon Post New Music Online

Finland's Charon have posted one-minute MP3 clips of two new tracks on their official web site at this location. "In Trust Of No One" and "Death Can Dance" come off the group's new single, due on May 12 through Spinefarm Records.

Charon have spent the past few months recording their fourth full-length album at BRR Studios in their hometown of Raahe and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort on May 5 at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to the excellent "Downhearted", which debuted at position #3 on the Finnish album charts upon its release a year ago, will include a guest appearance on backing vocals by Nightwish/ex-Sinergy bassist Marco Hietala and Jenny Heinonen. The latter had performed a similar role on the group's last two albums, "Downhearted" and 2000's "Tearstained".

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Spiritual Beggars Record BBC Sessions

Swedish hard rockers Spiritual Beggars, the band featuring former Carcass and current Arch Enemy axeman Mike Amott, recently entered BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios and recorded a session for the Radio One "Friday Rock Show". The guys recorded new versions of "Beneath The Skin", "Young Man, Old Soul", "Mantra" and a storming cover of Bachman Turner Overdrive's "Not Fragile". The session turned out "really cool" and there are plans to release these recordings commercially sometime in the future, according to the band's official web site.

Amott, who is currently finishing up work on the new Arch Enemy CD, spoke to BBC about Spiritual Beggars' songwriting process: More...

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