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Iron Maiden and Rammstein to headline Sonisphere Festival 2010

December 8th, 2009

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So, following Iron Maiden’s all-but-announced confirmation that they’re headlining at Sonisphere 2010, we thought we’d just let slip we’ve heard from a Very Reliable Source that Rammstein will be the other headliner at Knebworth next summer. Considering both names have been touted for months, it’s hardly a big scoop, but what is interesting are some of the other names and nuggets of gossip our sources have given us.

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Album: Black Sabbath – The Best Of Black Sabbath

June 16th, 2009

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Black Sabbath
The Best Of Black Sabbath
15 June 2009

by Chris Cope

Aren’t there already enough darn compilations and re-issues out there milking the Black Sabbath franchise dry? With Heaven and Hell zimmerframing around the globe, lawsuits making the news and a plethora of re-issues and compilations to finger in record shops, today the gospel of Sabbath is as prevalent as it has been in a long while.

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Entire Black Sabbath goes digital

March 26th, 2009

It’s not often we get excited/interested in re-releases and stuff like that. Nine times out of ten it’s just people making a song and dance about records you should already own. Even less exciting is the news that so-and-so band has just had all their songs put up on iTunes and all the other legal download shops. It makes me sleepy just typing about it.

For Black Sabbath though, we make an exception.

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2008 into 2009: Omnium Gatherum

December 13th, 2008

Markus Vanhala from the self-proclaimed, “Finnish melodic death kings of metal”, Omnium Gatherum, is giving us some jibberjabber. We bloody love Finnish people. Perkele! Yksi olut! Kiitos! Other Finnish words!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
There were lots of highlights in our career in 2008 as Omnium Gatherum released our best work to date, the fourth album, The Redshift, which I’m still proud of and after already many months so that’s somethin’ new, haha. The album went Top 30 in Finland which was cool indeed and we also did great tours with Dark Tranquillity in UK and with Nile and Grave in Europe and a lots of good Finnish headlining gigs. Happy days, memorial nights and hangöveric [We don’t know why there’s an umlaut there either – Ed] mornings!

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