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Katatonia - Drummer Daniel Liljekvist Leaves The Band

After losing guitarist Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson earlier this year, Katatonia face another line-up change. This time it is long-time drummer Daniel Liljekvist who is leaving the band. JP Asplund will take over on their Dethroned & Uncrowned - Unplugged & Reworked Tour next month and stand-in drummer Daniel Moilanen will accompany the band on the summer festivals.


Band profile: Katatonia
Posted: 17.04.2014 by Entropy | Comments (10)

Candlemass - Voted Best Band In Sweden Ever

Scandinavia's biggest music magazine, Sweden Rock Magazine, has voted doom metallers Candlemass the best band in Sweden ever. In issue 100 (to be released on January 8th), 40 rock/metal journalists have voted on the 100 best Swedish bands through time, and Candlemass came in as number one.


Band profile: Candlemass
Posted: 28.12.2012 by Vendetta | Comments (66)

Within Temptation - More DVD Videos Online

Within Temptations have posted the following update:

"We know you're all very curious on what will happen surrounding our new DVD. To start things off, we posted 2 clips online in high resolution quality. As the quality of Youtube isn't great, we wanted to put these online, for you to see how amazing "Black Symphony" looks!

You can check out these clips in various bitstreams depending on your internetconnection, but also send them to your friends and family. Those of you who send out the video the most, will win a signed "Black Symphony" DVD! Enjoy"

| Our Solemn Hour | Forgiven |

(Problems playing these videos? Make sure you've got the latest version of Flash installed on your computer.)


Band profile: Within Temptation
Posted: 15.09.2008 by Chaos | Comments (2)

Swallow The Sun - N. American And Finnish Tours Announced

From the official website:

"So, we will return to North America early 2009! We'll be doing an extensive 49 show tour with Soilwork, Darkane and Warbringer. Tickets will be sold by exclusively by until September 27th, after which they will be available through all normal ticketing services. The tour dates are:

30.1. Penny Arcade, Rochester, NY, US
31.1. Harpo's, Detroit, MI, US
02.2. The Muse, Nashville, TN, US
03.2. Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL, US
04.2. The Garage, St. Petersburg, FL, US
05.2. Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
06.2. The Backbooth, Orlando, FL, US
07.2. Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, US
08.2. Music Farm, Charleston, SC, US
09.2. Amos Southend, Charlotte, NC, US
10.2. Jaxx, Springfield, VA, US
11.2. Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA, US
12.2. Palladium, Worcester, MASS, US
13.2. The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY, US
14.2. Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA, US
15.2. Highline Ballroom, New York, NY, US
16.2. Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, QC, Canada
17.2. Opera House, Toronto, ON, Canada
18.2. Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, US
19.2. Peabody's, Cleveland, OH, US
20.2. Pop's, Sauget, IL, US
21.2. The Pearl Room, Mokena, IL, US
22.2. The Rave, Milwaukee, WI, US
23.2. Station 4, St. Paul, MN, US
24.2. Royal Albert Arms, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
25.2. The Riddell at University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
26.2. Warehouse, Calgary, AB, Canada
27.2. Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, Canada
28.2. Sound Entertainment Center, Prince George, BC, Canada
01.3. Plaza Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada
02.3. Sugar, Victoria, BC, Canada
03.3. El Corazon, Seattle, WA, US
04.3. Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR, US
05.3. Slim's, San Francisco, CA, US
06.3. The Dome, Bakersfield, CA, US
07.3. Jumping Turtle, San Marcos, CA, US
08.3. Key Club, Los Angeles, CA, US
10.3. Gator's, Farmington, NM, US
11.3. Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO, US
12.3. Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO, US
13.3. Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK, US
14.3. Scout Bar, San Antonio, TX, US
15.3. Lola's, Fort Worth, TX, US
16.3. Scout Bar, Houston, TX, US
18.3. Uncle Peasants, Louisville, KY, US
19.3. Volume 11 Tavern, Raiegh, NC, US
20.3. Hooligans Music Hall, Jacksonsvile, NC, US
21.3. Orange Peel, Asheville, NC, US
22.3. Sonar, Baltimore, MD, US

In addition, we have scheduled shows in Finland. The dates are:

07.1.2009 Lutakko, Jyväskylä
08.1.2009 Bar Kino, Pori
09.1.2009 Klubi, Tampere
10.1.2009 Klubi, Turku
16.1.2009 Tavastia, Helsinki
17.1.2009 Teatria, Oulu


Band profile: Swallow The Sun
Event: Soilwork: N. American Tour
Posted: 15.09.2008 by Chaos | Comments (5)

Within Temptation - New Music Video With DVD Footage Online

Within Temptation have posted the following news on their website:

"We can now show you a new video, supporting our new European single "Forgiven"! The video contains footage off of our new DVD "Black Symphony" and we are really happy with it. To watch it, go to the video section of our MySpace page or check it out on our YouTube channel!

The single will be released on September 12, so you will notice a slight delay in the arrival of the single through our webshop."

"Forgiven" cover art] tracklisting is as follows:

01. Forgiven (Single version)
02. Forgiven (Album version)
03. The Howling (Live in Eindhoven Nov. 2007)
04. Hand Of Sorrow (Live in Eindhoven Nov. 2007)
05. The Heart Of Everything (Live in Eindhoven Nov. 2007)


Band profile: Within Temptation
Posted: 05.09.2008 by Chaos | Comments (4)

Within Temptation - Black Symphony DVD Trailer

You can now watch a clip of Within Temptation's new upcoming DVD "Black Symphony"! Through this link you can check out the song "Solemn Hour".

As Quoted Official: "Black Symphony will be released on double-DVD, double-CD and Blu-Ray disc on September 22nd. As mentioned earlier, it will contain the full concert we did at the Ahoy Rotterdam together with the 60-piece Metropole Orchestra and a 30-voice classical choir, as well as on-stage stilt performers, costume changes, and an array of stunning pyrotechnic, lighting effects and a 400m2 video screen with great WT visuals. The DVD will also contain a lot of extra footage from the show in Beursgebouw, amongst other bonus materials. More info on this will follow soon!"


Band profile: Within Temptation
Posted: 07.08.2008 by Chaos | Comments (3)