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- 16 . WACKEN : OPEN : AIR 2005
04.08. - 06.08.2005
Here the latest list of confirmed bands for W:O:A 2005:
+ ACCEPT + APOCALYPTICA +AXEL RUDI PELL + BLOODBATH + CANDLEMASS + CATARACT
+ CORVUS CORAX + COUNT RAVEN + DISSECTION + DRAGONFORCE + EDGUY + EISREGEN
+ ENDHAMMER + ENDSTILLE + ENSIFERUM + EQUILIBRIUM + FINNTROLL + GOREFEST
+ HAMMERFALL + HANOI ROCKS + ILLDISPOSED + KREATOR + MACHINEHEAD + MACHINE
MEN + MAMBOKURT + MARDUK + MARKYRAMONE + MERCENARY + METAL CHURCH +
MORGANA LEFAY + MUCC + NAGLFAR + NIGHTWISH + OBITUARY + OOMPH! + OVERKILL
+ POTENTIA ANIMI + PRIMORDIAL + SAMAEL + SENTENCED + SONATA ARCTICA
+ SUFFOCATION + TORFROCK + TRISTANIA + TURISAS + W:O:A FIREFIGHTERS
+ WITHIN TEMPTATION + ZYKLON +
Finally - Surprise Act announced!
there were many speculations about our surprise act. The romur mill
Many of you thought of Judas Priest and they're right! Judas Priest
was confirmed! This would be an absolute "hammer" for you
and us, but sadly they had to call off, because they didn't get enough
shows in Europein August so it would did not make any sense for the
band to fly over from USA to Europe. Luckily we did not announce it
We were put off now on 2006. 100,000 flyer, which lay ready, are heading
no win to the press.
But we're lucky and proud to announce an other favourite band, who never
played in Wacken:
MACHINEHEAD will come exclusively and finally to the W:O:A and will
play on friday!
Will they break the record of Children of Bodom with more than 5000
crowd surfers at the W:O:A 2004?
W:O:A will be the only festival in Germany the band will play.
- WITCHCRAFT TO HEADLINE EMISSIONS
NEW ALBUM SET FOR JULY 26 US RELEASE
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records are gearing
up for a hot summer with the release of the new album from Witchcraft.
Titled Firewood, the album will hit stores nationwide on July 26. The
band is expected to premiere material from the album at this weekend's
Emissions of the Monolithe festival, where the band will make a one-off,
headline performance on Saturday, May 28 at the seventh annual doom
“So much more than just another doom outfit, Witchcraft weave
the arcane spirits of many ‘70s pioneers into a vintage yet vital
concoction for today,” said Terrorizer Magazine in their year-end
2004 poll of the years best albums. Working again with Jens Henriksson
(producer), Firewood was recorded in England and enjoys a brighter and
fuller sound than its predecessor. Whilst their self-titled album made
a sizeable dent in the minds of the doom cult fanatics, this new slab
will go a long way to establishing them beyond the narrow parameters
of the underground to fertile pastures anew. Recent converts will be
floored by their masterful grip of classic rock dynamics and their faithful
followers, who have been awaiting patiently for their return, will find
a natural successor to their incredibly striking debut.
Emissions from the Monolithe features the best in underground hard rock,
stoner, doom, and metal. Tickets for this year's 4-day festival are
already sold out; the weekend's additional performances coming from
the reformed Eyehategod, Today is the Day, Raging Slab, Alabama Thunderpussy,
Pig Destroyer, Keelhaul, Sons of Otis, YOB, Stinking Lizaveta, Lair
of the Minatour, Dixie Witch and more.
Track listing for Firewood is confirmed as: Chylde of Fire, If Wishes
Were Horses, Mr Haze, Wooden Cross (I Can't Wake The Dead), Queen Of
Bees, Merlin's Daughter, I See A Man, Sorrow Evoker, You Suffer, Attention!
- Arise Records is working in partnership with Art Records Brazil to
release in Spain and Portugal one of the most daring and anticipated
albums of recent years, EXECUTION by TRIBUZY. The album brings together
a cast of stars never gathered before such as: BRUCE DICKINSON, MICHAEL
KISKE, RALF SCHEEPERS, ROY Z, ROLAND GRAPOW, KIKO LOUREIRO, MAT SINNER,
CHRIS DALE and many others. The Worldwide release of the album will
happen in two stages; on June 22nd for Asia and South America and in
July for Europe and the USA.
For more releated info please see: www.tribuzy.com
- MARILLION RETURN TO US FOR EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES
Philadelphia: Dead Ringer Records announces the return of Marillion
to US shores. Set to launch June 12 at New York's Bowery Ballroom, the
band's travels will further include stops in Toronto, Montreal, Chicago
and a stop at the famed World Cafe Live on June 21. Each date will be
preceeded by an autograph signing at Tower Records. For specific store
details visit the band's official website at www.marillion.com.
Confirmed dates at press time include:
06/12 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
06/13 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
06/16 Mod Club, Toronto ON
06/17 LaTulipe, Montreal QU
06/19 Double Door, Chicago IL
06/22 Birchmere, Alexandria VA
Marillion's latest album, Marbles, is in stores now.
- IOMMI, Featuring Legendary Heavy Metal Guitarist Tony Iommi, To Release
New Album, Fused on July 12, 2005 on Sanctuary Records
Black Sabbath Axe-Slinger Joined By Vocalist/Bassist Glenn Hughes and
Drummer Kenny Aronoff
Tour Planned After This Summer’s OZZFEST
Tony Iommi, the legendary Black Sabbath guitarist, will release his
new album Fused on July 12, 2005, via Sanctuary Records. This will be
Iommi's third solo album.
Joining Iommi on Fused is former Deep Purple vocalist/bass guitarist
Glenn Hughes and former John Mellencamp drummer Kenny Aronoff, who has
also played sessions with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan,
Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd and countless others.
The trio will hit the road to promote Fused later this year after Black
Sabbath finishes headlining the 10th anniversary Ozzfest tour.
The 10 songs on Fused are: "Dopamine," “Wasted Again,”
“Saviour Of The Real,” “Resolution Song,” “Grace,”
“Deep Inside A Shell,” “What You’re Living For,”
“Face Your Fear,” “The Spell” and “I Go
Iommi has worked with both Hughes and Aronoff in the past. Hughes is
a longtime friend who sang on the 1986 Black Sabbath Featuring Tony
Iommi album Seventh Star. In 2004, previously unreleased songs they
had collaborated on eight years earlier were completed and released
by Sanctuary as The 1996 DEP Sessions. Aronoff played drums on the song
"Black Oblivion" on Iommi's self-titled 2000 solo album, which
was loaded with all-star guest appearances. Fused was produced by Bob
Marlette, who also manned the studio boards for Iommi.
"I put some ideas for four or five tracks down about three years
ago, but I hadn't written them specifically with Glenn in mind,"
Iommi says. "After The 1996 DEP Sessions was finished last year,
I said to my manager that I should try Glenn on my solo album. Glenn
came over to England and we did a trial run writing more material and
it was unbelievable. His enthusiasm is amazing. He is so full of energy
and great song ideas.”
"The ideal thing for me is to work with collaborators. I can come
in with riffs until the cows come home, and I do that all the time.
I like to do it that way and then build the song with somebody else."
Iommi and Hughes tend to write quickly when they settle in. Once the
basic song ideas were written for this new album, Hughes worked on overall
melodies and lyrics. The songs were in place, but a drummer was needed
to tie it all together. Iommi was eager to work with Aronoff again and
had him in mind from the beginning. The highly respected skins-basher
was thrilled about the invitation, especially when Iommi said he wanted
to tour to promote Fused.
"I definitely knew that for my next album I wasn't going to use
a lot special guests again. I wanted to use just one singer, and I also
wanted it to be more like a band this time. The idea was to go into
the studio with Glenn and Kenny play everything live. It was great.
I really enjoyed doing it that way," says Iommi. "That was
the original way you used to record, and that was the only way I knew
how to record for a long time. Only a few years ago did I start recording
the other way, by building up and layering tracks. By playing live in
the studio, you can hear exactly how the songs are going to sound and
whether they work."
These new songs most definitely work, and they rage with the same fire
and intensity that mark Iommi's best. There is nothing quite like the
sound of a power trio, because there can be no weak links -- each musician's
efforts stand out. There is no place to hide. Iommi, Hughes and Aronoff
feed off each other, whether it's the concise punch of "Dopamine"
and "What You're Living For" or the fluid twists and turns
in the nine-minute epic "I Go Insane."
Iommi's lethal guitar crunch leads the charge. Hughes truly pushes himself
to the edge and adjusts his voice to fit the overall direction of each
song while simultaneously propelling the rhythm with his pounding bass
guitar. The volcanic thunder Aronoff unleashes from his drums sounds
like nothing he has done before. Marlette's sparkling, crisp production
results in a hard-hitting, modern, in-your-face sound.
"Bob is a fantastic producer. He also played a few keyboard parts
on this album because he wanted to get his hands in there!" laughs
Marlette's major role as the producer was to provide that extra, objective
pair of ears and determine when a song was finished. He also judged
Iommi's solos and usually found what he looking for after four or five
takes. However, Iommi often wanted to lay down more solos with the purpose
of topping himself with each pass.
"I tend to keep trying solos until I get to where I say, 'Oh yeah,
I really like that one.' It's not often I say that, but you're always
trying to get that one you're happy with," he says. "Sometimes
it is difficult working with a producer when you have been a producer
yourself, but it's good to compare ideas. To get the best end result
you do whatever it takes."
Iommi's excitement about Fused is at a fever pitch and he cannot wait
to tour with Hughes and Aronoff.
"In addition to playing material from this album, we'll probably
do a couple of tracks from The 1996 DEP Sessions and a few Sabbath songs
too," he says.
- New CD: TRAVERS & APPICE "Live At The House Of Blues"
Release date Europe/North America: July 12
"Live At The House Of Blues", highlights the songwriting and
Performing skills of three of the most exceptional musicians in Rock
and Pop during the last 30 years.
Legendary drummer Carmine Appice, whose biography reads like a "who's
who" of Rock music, has played and sold millions of records with
Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, King Kobra, Blue Murder, Ted Nugent, Ozzy
Osbourne and Jeff Beck, just to name a few. Vocalist and guitar hero
Pat Travers, whose 1979 album "Go For What You Know" led to
an immense increase of his fan base, is considered an all-time classic
and a "must-have" for any guitar fan.
Last but not least, T.M. Stevens, with his ferocious, yet melodic, style
of Bass playing that is as unique as his larger than life persona, has
been Involved with various superstars, artists such as Joe Cocker, Tina
Turner, James Brown, Billy Joel and Steve Vai.
Recorded at The House Of Blues, Myrtle Beach, USA in September of last
year, the end result is timeless and powerful Blues Rock that highlights
not only the technical competence of each individual musician but also
their exquisite songwriting.
Produced by Fabrizio Grossi
Recorded at The House Of Blues, Myrtle Beach, USA (September 2004)
Pat Travers - Vocals / Guitar
Carmine Appice - Drums
T.M. Stevens – Bass
2. Better From A Distance
3. I Don´t Care
4. Crash And Burn
5. Living Alone
6. Gotta Have You
7. Turn Me On’
8. Can´t Escape The Fire/LA, LA Love
10. Do Ya Think I´m Sexy
11. Boom, Boom
12. Keep On Rocking (Bonustrack)
- JAG PANZER - Special Bang Your Head 7”!
Colorado’s JAG PANZER and Century Media Records will release a
strictly limited 7” on black vinyl (500 copies only!) around JAG
PANZER’s appearance on this year’s Band Your Head festival.
For this collector’s item the band recorded a cover-version of
“The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald”
- SATHANAS will be releasing their new mcd FLESH FOR THE DEVIL soon
on AGONIA RECORDS... for info go to www.agoniarecords.com
- IN FLAMES CATALOG ENHANCED & REISSUED
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records with Regain Records confirms June
14 as the stateside release date of Lunar Strain and Subterraean, the
first two recordings from Sweden's In Flames. Both records have been
completely remastered, reworked with new artwork and each contains bonus
material previously unavailable on the earlier limited release of each
With over 300,000 records sold in the US, Sweden’ In Flames have
become one of the single most important and influential metal bands
of their country and for the metal/hard rock genre. Each new recording
they further find way to expand their audience - breaking into new markets
and exposing new fans to their melodic but aggressive music. These early
recordings found original release in 1994 and 1995 respectively and
are now considered the band's groundbreaking recordings.
Formed in 1990, In Flames have grown to be the band melodic metal is
measured against. Tours with Hatebreed, Mudvyne, Arch Enemy, Children
of Bodom, Shadows Fall, Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, Slipknot, Slayer,
Soulfly, Killswitch Engage, and this summer participating on Ozzfest,
the band has proven their might world-over. Magazines have praised their
recordings, topping many (and at various times, all) year-end lists.
Revolver, Metal Hammer, Kerrang, Guitar World, Metal Maniacs, Terrorizer,
Rolling Stone and more have dedicated space on numerous occassions to
the band and with the band continuing to work on their next masterpiece,
the stateside availability of their early work makes their catalog complete.
Confirmed track listings for each are noted as follows: Lunar Strain
- Behind Space, Lunar Strain, Starforsaken, Dreamscape, Everlost (part
I), Everlost (part II), Hargalaten, In Flames, Upon an Oaken Throne,
ad in Shadows, In Flames (demo version), Upon an Oaken Throne (demo
version), Accoustic Piece (unreleased), Clad in Shadows (demo version).
Subterraean - Stand Ablaze, Everdying, Subterranean, Timeless, Biosphere,
Dead Eternity (feat. Jocke Gothberg), The Inborn Lifeless (feat. Jocke
Gothberg), Murders in the Rue Morgue (Iron Maiden cover), Eye of the
Beholder (Metallica cover).
Malmo, Sweden-based Regain Records is the current home to Marduk, Dark
Funeral, Dismember and back catalog to In Flames, Arch Enemy, Naglfar
and more. Working with Candlelight Records for the Americas, the label's
current releases include Marduk/Plague Angel, plus upcoming releases
from Space Odyssey, Centinex plus catalog reissues from Dismember, Marduk
Since its launch January 2001, Candlelight's US operation has released
over 150 albums across its three US imprints. The company's latest releases
include the label debut from Crowbar plus new albums from Enslaved,
The Mighty Nimbus, a special live album from Entombed, debut albums
from Debris Inc. (featuring members of St. Vitus and Trouble), Kryoburn
and more. Upcoming releases include the June 14 release of ProPain's
Prophets of Doom, the debut from Norway's Octavia Sperati plus the stateside
launch of Appease Me Records featuring reissues of previously unavailable
Blut Aus Nord back catalog and new albums from P.H.O.B.O.S., Overmars,
and Monolithe. Candlelight is the home to early albums from Opeth and
the entire recording history of Emperor; the band's pivotal four albums
reissued late 2004 with extensive bonus material.
- TWILIGHT ODYSSEY ALBUM RELEASE JUNE 3, 2005
Twilight Odyssey is pleased to announce the release of the self-titled
debut album on June 3, 2005.
Visitors to the official web site can now view the album cover art done
by renowned artist Matt Stawicki and download a new single from the
Pre-orders are also being accepted.
Twilight Odyssey is a classic style metal band based out of Brooklyn,
New York and carries on the proud tradition of old school heavy metal
established by such industry legends as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.
for more information, official bio and news.
- THUNDERS OVER MIRIQUIDI
FESTIVAL PART I
8th & 9th Of July 2005
In Annaberg - Buchholz/Germany
Area "Neu Amerika"
FACES OF GORE (GER)
MISSING LINK (GER)
Another Headliner & SUPPORT(will be confirmed as soon)
TICKETS: [email protected]
Weekend: 22 Euro!!!!!
Free Camping & Parking
- CRYPTOPSY IS RECORDING IT'S NEW ALBUM.
As of monday May 16th, Cryptopsy have been at Studio Vortex (Saint-Constant,
Quebec) with Sebastien Marsan at the helm, busily recording the new
album. So far over half the drum tracks are completed, and the sound
As well, soundguy Jake Disman has been keeping the Cryptopsy Fan Forum
a buzz with his informative brand of wit. Visit the forum at http://cryptopsyforum.info
Pictures of the studio work are available on the band's web site and
on the forum. Expect more infos about the new album very soon.
- APOCALYPTICA back on the road in the U.S.!
In an industry well-known for inserting numerous bands into crates,
nailing down the lids, and ultimately discarding them due to lack of
creativity, APOCALYPTICA have always remained above the monotonous;
not just as international market-leaders but also as a group who have
successfully created a market of their own.
This Finnish troupe have not only proven that rock music does not deal
with the instruments one plays, but the attitude one keeps while playing.
Since APOCALYPTICA's commencement, they have been developing a style
that can be best described as "cello-rock." The possibilities
were vast, but whatever the obstacle, the fact remains that never before
had a group of classically trained cellists attempted to fuse together
the seemingly contrasting worlds of classical music and hard rock. By
uniting the middle ground between the orchestra pit and the mosh pits,
the dinner jacket and the denim jacket, the high class with the middle
class, APOCALYPTICA remained respectful to both segments, passing all
limitations and reaching an entirely fresh musical genre. And having
worked with such all stars as; engineer Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein,
Backyard Babies), Ville Valo (H.I.M.), Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and Lauri
Ylonen (The Rasmus) on various songs and albums APOCALYPTICA have proven
that they are amongst the talented.
APOCALYPTICA toured the United States earlier this year to support the
March 22nd release of Reflections.
Now they have confirmed a return tour to the U.S. this September!
APOCALYPTICA U.S. TOUR
09/12 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
09/13 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
09/14 TBA – Philadelphia, PA
09/15 Paradise – Boston, MA
09/16 Spectrum – Montreal, QUE
09/17 Guvernment – Toronto, ONT
09/18 Cabaret Metro – Chicago, IL
09/19 The Quest – Minneapolis, MN
09/20 Beaumont - Kansas City, KS
09/21 Bluebird – Denver, CO
09/23 Richards On Richards – Vancouver, BC
09/24 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
09/25 Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR
09/26 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
09/27 House Of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
- First ENTHRALLMENT's video clip
First Video - ENTHRALLMENT ink deal with 4 YOUR BAND company and on
next weeks will film the first professional video clip to the song "Awaiting
The Death". The work will be very hard. "We hope that very
soon we will present you one bloody and total creazy video product!!!"
For more band news, infos, products, etc.... visit our web site www.Enthrallment.net
- CANDLELIGHT JUMPS INTO SUMMER WITH "BEYOND EXTREMES" SAMPLER
FEATURING 20 LABEL ARTISTS
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records is set to ship its first promotion
sampler since the launch of its US operation in 2001. Titled Beyond
Extremes, the 76-minute compilation features artists that span the growing
label and its US label partners (including Regain Records, Tabu Records,
Appease Me Records, Threeman Recordings, Continental Entertainment,
Karmageddon Media). The sampler will include advance music from forthcoming
albums from Pro-Pain, Grand Magus and Octavia Sperati, each with new
records coming out in June.
Beyond Extremes will be available at Tower Records, Mediaplay and FYE
outlets nationwide. Additionally the sampler will be available at Newbury
Comics, Homer's Music, Discount Records, plus mailorder departments
at Century Media, The End and Relapse Records. Artwork for the sampler
was designed by Chris Dick.
Featured artists for Beyond Extremes include Marduk, Crionics, Vreid
(former members of Windir), Enslaved, Blut Aus Nord, Grand Magus, The
Mighty Nimbus, Crowbar, Entombed, Pro-Pain, Kyroburn, Project Failing
Flesh (featuring Eric Forest/ex-Voivod), Octavia Sperati, Slumber, Susperia,
Insomnium, Scenteria, Kaamos, Vicious Art and 1349.
- OFFICIAL HEATHEN STATEMENT
Michael “YAZ” Wayne Jastremski
March 16-1963 - May 23,2005
We are numb and deeply saddened by the death of our brother Mike "Yaz"
Jastremski, who passed on May 23, 2005 of a heart attack while going
through detox. We are shocked at the news, because Yaz left us, HEATHEN
, in June 2004 after deciding to seek rehabilitation. We felt it was
more important to have Yaz clean as a friend than have him in the band,
so we fully supported his decision. It hurts to know he died trying.
It is within these moments we strive for some heartfelt expression or
to say something meaningful, but find the loss of such words. How do
you put into words the feelings you have about losing someone that has
walked beside you for so many years?
We always feel we have another day. We don't think about the words we
hope never to have to write.
There are so many things to say about Yaz, it could not possibly be
said in any one statement. To know Yaz was to deeply love him. To say
that Yaz was nothing short of amazing would understate the depth of
who he was. No matter what we all remember about Yaz, we all agree on
how he made us feel and how he touched our lives with his ability to
make us laugh and cry.
Yaz made every journey an adventure. We are sure this journey will be
Yaz, we will miss but not forget all that you were.
*We are asking radio stations to play "In Memory Of" off the
Heathen "Recovered" album, one more time for Yaz.
- INFLICTION: “The Silencer”
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC & INFLICTION have come to an agreement for the
release of INFLICTION’s second album “The Silencer”.
The band hails from Milano (Italy) and is ready to confirm all the good
words that were spent on their previous album “The Faint Smell
Of Suicide”, which is being re-released these days through Cartel
But it’s with this new album that INFLICTION set themselves as
one of the most interesting European bands for this 2005; “The
Silencer” is an album that moves inside Metal with an easiness
that has few equals in the independent scene nowadays. It shows classic
influences and rapid excursions into more extreme sounds, all put together
with a refined and mature song-writing.
A word must be spent on the presence of Björn Goosses, singer of
German NIGHT IN GALES (Nuclear Blast/Massacre), who’s doing an
astonishing job on the album.
“The Silencer” contains 11 songs (among whose there’s
a valued cover version of Ultravox’s “The Voice”)
for a total running time of almost 45 minutes. Besides, the cd will
also contain the videoclip of “Eyes See Black”. The release
date is set for the first week of October 2005.
For a first taste of “The Silencer” it is already possible
to hear an advance of “Eyes See Black” on band’s website,
Björn – vocals
Gianluca – guitars
Jan – keyboards
Claudio – bass
Ricky – guitars
Chris - drums
- NEW DARK SECRET ALBUM IN PROGRESS!
On May the 3rd Dark Secret have started the recording-sessions for their
thrid album due for Brutal Symphony Productions. This new album will
feature eight tracks.
Moreover, the video of 'Double Reality' produced by Undertow Studios
will be avaliable on the same new album!
- PRIMORDIAL/MAEL MORDHA Split 7" Pic Vinyl
Pre-orders taken now!!! The second picture disc in our set of five features
a live track from Primordial (Soul Must Sleep) & the title track
from Mael Mordha's forthcoming album Cluain Tarbh. The vinyl can be
ordered in the shop (€7.50) or via mailorder.
- The brazilian gothic/doom band, TRIARCHY, released their first work,
the promo cd titled Broken Dreams, now with a new line up, with members
from Somberlain (death metal) and Frozen Fire (heavy metal). Broken
Dreams is receiving a great response from the media in many parts of
the world and the band is already working in the full length, still
untitled. The promo can be purchased through the e-mail [email protected]
and soon through the website www.triarchy.com.br
which will be launched untill the end of June.
Here is the track list and cover of Broken Dreams:
01 - Broken Dreams
02 - Emotional Daze
- CONQUER FESTIVAL 2005
Metal Day's in Malbork
8-9 of July
We are one of organizer two day's Open Air Festival in Malbork. During
this days will play many death, heavy, black and thrash bands from Poland
Amoung another will play:
CHRIST AGONY (death metal, Poland), AZARATH (black/death metal, Poland),
SUPREME LORD (old school death metal, Poland), NOCTA (members NILE,
ex- Nightfall, doom/stoner, Greece), QUO VADIS (thrash metal, Poland),
CREMASTER (grind'n'rool, Poland), DEAD BY DAWN (death metal, Poland),
CATAFALC (death metal, Estland), SUICIDAL ANGELS (tharsh metal, Greece)
... and more.
Malbork is situated in the Pomorskie Province, nearby Gdansk. Is reached
perfectly by train from Gdansk as well as Warsaw.
In Malbork you may find the biggest medieval castle in Europe –
built by the Teutonic order. The Open air will be in Malbork in Settlement
"Zamczysko". Under Settlement "Zamczysko" will be
tower the bigest in the world made of brick, gothic and monumental Castle
of Crossed Destinies.
ENTRY WILL BE FREE!!!
We would like to ask are you interested in that your band could take
a part in this gigs?
- FEAR MY THOUGHTS TO PLAY 2005 WITH FULL FORCE FESTIVAL
Right before the release of FEAR MY THOUGHTS' highly awaited new album
Hell Sweet Hell the band will play the this year WITH FULL FORCE Festival
taking place July 1st – July 3rd in Roitschjora/ Germany with
bands like IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, IN FLAMES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE,
MASTODON, MOTÖRHEAD and many many more.
- BRAND NEW SIN Announce New Tour Dates;
New Video To Make Its Network Debut This Week
The Syracuse-based hard rock quintet BRAND NEW SIN will soon embark
on a national US tour alongside Scum of The Earth and Society 1 kicking
off June 14th. This five-week trek will be their first nationwide tour
since 2002. The group recently shot a video for the track "Black
And Blue" with acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Dillinger Escape
Plan, Hatebreed); look for it to make its Fuse debut on Metal Asylum
tonight at 8PM EST and MTV2 debut on Headbangers Ball this Saturday,
BRAND NEW SIN recently wrapped up a successful strings of dates alongside
Motorhead, Corrosion of Conformity and Life of Agony in support of their
highly anticipated new full-length album Recipe For Disaster, set for
a May 31st release. Look for the band to remain on the road consistently
through the end of the year.
Joe Altier (vocals) checks in with the following report: "We've
been on the road recently doing a few shows leading up to our hometown
record release show. We hooked up last week with our brothers from LOA
and have also done a few headlining shows, which wrapped up in Flint,
MI. The touring up till now has been amazing, we are extremely excited
to release our new CD. We will be doing a series of in-stores around
New York along with one hell of a hometown show on June 11th.
"While at home we will also be charging our batteries (and livers)
before our busy ass summer. We hit the road June 14th for a nationwide
tour (our first since 2002) with Scum Of The Earth and Society 1. Should
be a blast!! We also will be announcing even more shows in North America
in the coming weeks. All these dates will lead up to our first ever
trek to Europe with Life Of Agony this fall. Which leads me to my next
order of business, the debut of the video for 'Black And Blue.' MTV2
and Fuse will start showing the clip this week, so be on the lookout.
I am off to drink beer and play poker. Talk to you all soon."
Just when you thought you've heard it all, BRAND NEW SIN returns with
an aggressive, blue-collar American hard rock album sure to create a
buzz that will transcend genres.
BRAND NEW SIN
6/11 Tundra Syracuse, NY (CD Release Show)
BRAND NEW SIN w/Scum of the Earth, Society 1 6/14 Rockwell Theater Springfield,
6/15 Vnuks Lounge Cudahay, WI
6/16 Big E's- Edgarton, WI
6/17 Metro Chicago, IL
6/18 Convention Center Freeport, IL
6/19 Ranch Bowl Omaha, NE
6/20 Creepy Crawl St Louis, MO
6/21 Ten Bells Grand Rapids, MI
6/ Token Lounge Westland, MI
6/23 The Continental Buffalo, NY
6/24 Ushuaia Orono, ME
6/2 Club 2686/Ritual Levittown, NY
6/28 Obsessions Randolph, NJ
6/30 Jaxx West Springfield, VA
7/0 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
7/02 The Imperial Lounge Jacksonville, FL
7/03 Cellblock Mobile, AL
7/04 The Gypsy Fayetteville, AR
7/06 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
7/08 Galaxy Dallas, TX
7/09 Back Room Austin, TX
7/11 Ghost Lounge Tucson, AZ
7/12 Showcase Theatre Corona, CA
7/13 Bourbon Street Concord, CA
7/14 Fat Cat Music House Modesto, CA
7/15 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
7/16 Rock and Roll Pizza Portland, OR
7/18 Country Club/Blind Pig Ogden, UT
7/20 East Gate Lounge Moorhead, MN
7/21 Star Central Columbia Heights, MN
- IN FLAMES TO BE PART OF CHUCK SCHULDINER TRIBUTE
"IN FLAMES, much like fine wine, ferments with age and with each
record comes a twist; a new zest; something subtle setting it apart
from its flavor the year prior." - Metal Maniacs
IN FLAMES proudly announce they will be opening for Motley Crue in Finland
for two shows in June and Iron Maiden's Gothenburg show on July 9th.
The band will also be performing on the Ozzfest Main Stage throughout
the summer. Boston, Massachusetts will witness the first show at the
Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts on July 15th. To see when the
Swedes will be near you, check Ozzfest tour dates here.
Prior to spending the upcoming summer months in the States, the band
continue to work tirelessly on their new album. Here's a studio update
from vocalist Anders Friden:
"I'm in Dug-Out studio [in Uppsala, Sweden] recording my vocals
for our new album. Want the title... drumroll... Crawl Through Knives.
Yes, there it is my friends. Now you can speculate and decide if you
will like the album or not... irony is a wonderful thing.
"Everything is going great. Eight out of 13 songs done and some
titles are: Crawl Through Knives, Dead End, Leeches, Surrender?, Reflect
the Storm, and Take This Life. I feel it's a good mix of everything
IN FLAMES stands for, but it's me speaking.... Next week we'll start
mixing in Tonteknink/Umea, and at the end of May the album is DONE."
Photos from the Dug-Out Studios sessions in Uppsala, Sweden have been
posted on the band's website. Also available is a video stream (Real
Audio) filmed during the drum sound check at Dug-Out on April 5th.
2,500 copies of the limited edition 2CD + 2 DVD IN FLAMES box set (which
will include a 48-page color booklet) entitled Used And Abused&
In Live We Trust will be out in North America this summer. If you want
one form of media but not the other, 2 CD-only and 2 DVD-only versions
will also be available.
In related news, IN FLAMES guitarist Bjorn Gelotte and bassist Peter
Iwers collaborated with James Murphy (ex-Death, Testament, Obituary)
on a tribute to late Death/Control Denied mainman Chuck Schuldiner.
Bjorn plays on "Flattening of Emotions" (from Death's Human);
Peter appears on "Baptized in Blood" (from Death's Scream
- VESANIA Sign To Napalm Records!
We are happy to announce Polish VESANIA has just signed three record
deal with Austrian Napalm Records, well known and established European
label, featuring bands like SIRENIA, SUMMONING, TRAIL OF TEARS, TRISTANIA,
VINTERSOG, ATROCITY, ENTHRONED, BELPHEGOR among others.Band's second
albumGod The Lux is going to be released through Napalm in July 2005
and will be supported with a huge promotional campaign, including recording
session of two videoclips, advertisements in the biggest magazines,
promotional samplers including band's tracks and so on. In January 2006
the band will play a Polish tour, in February they will go on European
tour containing about 35 gigs and thenVESANIA will play a tour through
Russia, the Ukraine, Belorus and Baltic countries. There are also some
serious touring plans for May but still under negotiations. More details
will follow soon. Metal
- DISSENTER Completes New Album
Polish death metal assassins namely DISSENTER have finally finished
recording process of their fourth, long awaited full lenght album entitled
Furor Arma Ministrat. The recording session took place at well known
Polish Hertz Studio, Biaystok. In the meantime Jacek Winiewski has drawn
the album cover. Follow with Stoker's (guitarist and this time also
the main composer) opinion, you can expect just another killing album,
full of twisted riffs, sick melodies and filthy sound. The band experimented
a lot with different elements, so beside really fast cuts you will also
hear some slower, crushing moments like in "The Earth Turns Into
Hell" or "Suffering Sent In Mercy" which is a really
slooow song. "Furor Arma Ministrat" is just heaviness, power
and arrogance transformed into one body. The album will see the light
of the day on 25th of June, attached to 3/2005 issue of Thrash'em All
Magazine. This sick, devilish record will contain the following anthems:
Inferno, Lava of Hatred, The Earth Turns Into Hell, The Ashes of Temples,
Suffering Sent in Mercy, Admired Masterpiece, Mournful Altar, Death's
Sacrament, Legion of Darkness, Never Underestimate... Metal
- SIX FEET UNDER postpone upcoming tour:
The upcoming US tour that Six Feet Under were slated to headline, Masters
of Brutality Tour, has been postponed until later this year, most likely
early this fall. Reasons for the rescheduling being that the band will
be working in the studio on various projects and scheduling conflicts
at this time prevents them from starting the tour.
- DOMINATION BLACK RELEASES NEW ALBUM
Finnish heavy metal merchants DOMINATION BLACK have set "Fearbringer"
as the title of their upcoming debut album, tentatively due this fall
via Poison Arrow Records. The band will enter Woodbine Garden studios
in Pyhtaa, Finland later in the month with producer Teemu Aalto to begin
recording the CD. Songtitles set to appear on the album include Traitor
Within, Alone in the Darkness, Nightmare Asylum and The Psycho.
Commented a spokesperson for Poison Arrow Records: "When you listen
to DOMINATION BLACK you can hear their old-school metal influences like
JUDAS PRIEST mixed with a vicious thrash metal twist. Their sound is
For more information:
- LAMB OF GOD SET TO RELEASE LIVE AND UNCUT DVD, TITLED KILLADELPHIA
JUNE 21 on EPIC RECORDS!
During the last decade LAMB OF GOD has brought pure American metal to
the masses; performing for the nation on two of the heaviest tours ever
to hit arenas: Ozzfest 2005, where they battered the second stage as
one of the co-headliners, and on the recent Subliminal Versus Tour with
On June 21, Lamb Of God release their live DVD titled, Killadelphia.
Uniquely honest - equal parts comedy and tragedy - with lots of riffs,
this three hour live media experience premiers their 75+ minute live
concert recorded at Philly's legendary Trocadero. Also on the DVD is
uncensored backstage footage with bonus personal outtake extras included
to give fans an exclusive look of their uncut behind the scenes reality.
Guitarist Mark Morton explains, "We've finally completed our new
full length DVD Killadelphia, and we're extremely excited about it.
The live footage really captures the energy and dynamics of a Lamb Of
God show, and what better place to document it than Philadelphia. Philly
was the first town to really support Burn The Priest back in the days
when we performed in squats and warehouses, so it only seemed natural
to shoot the footage there. It's mixed by Machine so it sounds amazing,
the crowd was absolutely insane and the whole thing was really a very
special moment for us."
Along with the live show, Killadelphia gives you a remarkably candid
view of the ins and outs, and ups and downs of being in Lamb Of God.
Some of this footage is intensely personal, and some of it was difficult
to include, but we thought it would be best to really let people see
what we go through..the good and the bad...it's who we are."
LAMB OF GOD is no strangers to adversity. Recently banned from playing
the Forum in LA during the Subliminal Versus Tour due to their former
Moniker BURN THE PRIEST, this heavy metal machine took issues into their
own hands and PUMMELED near by venue The Glasshouse in Pomona. Beginning
June 25 fans will have the opportunity to be a part of the uprising
as the band is headlining the Sounds Of The Underground tour (in partnership
with House Of Blues, and in association with Ferret Music, Trustkill
Records, Metal Blade Records, Prosthetic Records, Revolver Magazine,
Music Choice, The Syndicate, Hot Topic, Jagermeister and Pure Volume.com).
Every venue on this tour welcomes LAMB OF GOD and the diversity of the
intense line up of the SOUNDS OF THE UNDER GROUND TOUR!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb of God are very
pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds of the Underground
tour. The tour has a very diverse lineup, including many of our old
friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up
and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the
formation of this tour- this one's for the bands and the fans, not some
executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show
up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
Joining LAMB OF GOD on this history making tour will be:
POISON THE WELL
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
EVERY TIME I DIE
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
HIGH ON FIRE
A LIFE ONCE LOST
ALL THAT REMAINS
THE RED CHORD
FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES
Sounds of the Underground:
6/25 Lowell, MA Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
6/28 Pontiac, MI Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 Winston-Salem, NC Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 Portsmouth, VA Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 Montreal, QC Stade Uniprix
7/04 Mississauga, ON Arrow Hall
7/05 Cleveland, OH The Scene Pavilion
7/07 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Theatre Target Center
7/08 Chicago, Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 Sauget, IL Pop's Lot
7/10 Tulsa, OK Brady Village
7/12 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 Orlando, FL Tinker Field
7/15 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 Seattle, WA Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
7/28 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
7/29 Saskatoon, SK Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
7/31 Denver, CO Universal Lending Pavilion
- Ex-ATHEIST drummer Steve Flynn has teamed up with former members
of CAUSTIC THOUGHT in a brand-new "aggressive, technical, jazz/funk
The as-yet-unnamed group was "formed in January of 2005 in Atlanta,"
Flynn told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We're doing all originals - though
we're going to cover an ATHEIST song - likely 'Unquestionable Presence.'
Band influences cover a broad spectrum of death metal to jazz, and the
music, so far, is reflective of those influences. The music is aggressive,
technical, jazz/funk metal. Vocals are a mix of scream/sing - a la PANTERA,
MUDVAYNE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, LINKIN PARK etc. We're also looking to add
another lead guitarist.
"Upon the completion of the fourth and fifth songs (within the
next 3-4 weeks), we will record a demo, begin shopping it to drum up
label interest, and playing live around Atlanta and possibly regionally
in the Southeastern US to start."
The group's current lineup is as follows:
Sonny Carson (CORPSEWORM, SEVERED) - Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Steve Flynn (ATHEIST) - Drums
Stephen Morley (CORPSEWORM, AOS, CAUSTIC THOUGHT) - Bass
Kevin Freeman (ENDERS GAME, AOS, CAUSTIC THOUGHT) - Vocals
With regards to how the band came together, Flynn said, "I spent
the past 10-12 years, since leaving ATHEIST, completing my graduate
studies and cultivating my professional career. In December of 2004,
I decided it was time to get back into playing seriously and began searching
for musicians in Atlanta. While Atlanta is a major metropolitan area,
rife with numerous musicians, it is always an exceptionally difficult
task - mixed with a bit of luck - to find players that are not only
talented but share common interests. I've found them - or rather they
found me. I advertised in an online musician exchange (atlantamusician.com).
I gave a brief history of my experience and said I'm available to play.
Sonny and Stephen were both ATHEIST fans. They saw the listing and called
me; we had lunch, we jammed, and the rest, to this point at least, is
history." [Source: Blabbermouth.net]
- New DAWNBRINGER Album to Surface in 2005
Obscure American speed metal act DAWNBRINGER is preparing to release
a new studio album entitled Dreamers Die late this summer. Dreamers
Die will be the band's first public offering since Icarus Music released
Catharsis Instinct in 2001.
"We have completed the rhythm section," reported frontman
and producer Chris Black. "Now we begin with the guitar solos and
vocals, which will be just as challenging but probably a lot of fun
as well. I think people will be really surprised and impressed when
they hear this music. It is something new, and to us, something very
Dawnbringer formed near Philadelphia in 1995 and attracted a small but
vocal fanbase following the release of its Unbleed full-length album
on the now-defunct Twilight Records in 1997. This timeless album continues
to capture the imagination of metalheads worldwide with its unique synthesis
of heavy metal's basic truths. After the release of the second album,
Catharsis Instinct, the lineup disintegrated completely, leaving only
drummer Chris "The Hammer" Black and guitarist Scott Hoffman.
Chris Black has also assumed the bass and vocal duties for the album
currently in production.
A record label for the release of Dreamers Die will be confirmed shortly.
The tracklist (subject to change) is:
Scream and Run
End of Earth
Attack of the Spiders
Hell is a Desert
Under No Flag
You Get Nothing
There and Back
Death in Time
- ALL SHALL PERISH go back on the road!
When a band creates illustrious material, performs with passion, depth,
skill and style, the result is brilliance. Even more, when mixed, mastered
and delivered in a way that preserves and enhances the band's remarkable
efforts, it becomes a metal devotee's musical fulfillment. Blasting
onto the bay area scene with full force, ALL SHALL PERISH deliver a
well-defined mix of technically malicious flare, commendable lyricism,
and a broad range of influences.
After recording their self-titled three-song demo, ALL SHALL PERISH
appeared on stage alongside acts such as Agnostic Front, Bleeding Through,
Dying Fetus, Brujeria, As I Lay Dying, Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal,
Diecast, Between The Buried and Me, Mortician, Undying and many more.
Never getting tied down to death metal or metalcore, they have simply
broken down genres and got everyone moving.
w/ Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, Into Eternity
6/16 Jaxx West Springfield, VA
6/17 The Loft Poughkeepsie, NY
6/18 The Palladium Worcester, MA
6/20 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
6/21 Kaehmir Quebec City, QC CANADA
6/22 Cafe Campus Montreal, QC CANADA
6/23 Mavericks Ottawa, ON CANADA
6/24 El Mocambo Toronto, ON CANADA
6/25 Penny Arcade Rochester, NY
6/26 B.B. Kings Blues Club New York City, NY
6/27 Albie's Bar Utica, NY
6/28 Peebody's Down Under Cleveland, OH
6/29 Alvin's Detroit, MI
6/30 Ranch Bowl Omaha, NE
7/01 Ascot Room Minn, MN
7/02 Royal Albert Arms Winnipeg, MB CANADA
7/03 The Exchange Regina, SK CANADA
7/04 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB CANADA
7/05 Warehouse Calgary, AB CANADA
7/06 The Generator Prince George, BC CANADA
7/07 The Red Room Vancouver, BC CANADA
7/08 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
7/09 Ash St. Saloon Portland, OR
7/10 The Pound at Pier 96 San Francisco, CA
7/12 The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA
7/13 The Key Club Los Angeles, CA
7/14 The Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, CA
7/15 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
7/16 Launch Pad Albuquerque, NM
7/18 Sanctuary San Antonio, TX
7/19 Mary Jane's Houston, TX
7/21 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
7/22 Thee Imperial Jacksonville, FL
7/23 The Masquerade Tampa, FL
7/24 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- CRISIS cancel appearance at France's FURY FEST
Aggro-rockers Crisis have cancelled their June 26th, 2005 appearance
at Fury Fest in Le Mans, France. The band have nixed their European
festival date because their European manager, Jeremy Nakache, was not
able to negotiate the proper airfare coverage to the annual event with
the festival promoters. This was a last minute shock to the band, and
the band is unable substantiate making the trip at their own expense.
The band wants to apologize to their fans in Europe. It is a disappointment
and the band hopes to make it up to their fans in Europe at a later
In other live show news, the band is going on the road starting mid-June
with M.O.D. and Jacknife as part of the Killith Fair tour. The tour's
official site has just launched and there fans can find info for all
3 bands, MP3s, dates, forums and free ticket giveaways. Shows are still
being booked, so watch for updates! Go to: www.killithfair.com
- KATAKLYSM TO ENTER THE STUDIO!
Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will enter the studio on July 10th
to begin recording their new album, In the Arms of Devastation, tentatively
due before the end of the year via Nuclear Blast Records.
"The writing of the album is almost complete and things are going
very well with this album don't expect any fashion core, no 'roman'
haircuts or whining," the band write in a newsletter. "Expect
a crowbar to the head ala metal way. KATAKLYSM enters the compound July
10th and a monster will rise from it...we promise."
KATAKLYSM are inviting their fans, artists and friends around the world
to design the cover art for their next album. The band encourages everyone
that has artistic skill and has an original vision to submit their work
by e-mail at [email protected].
The winning artwork will be selected by KATAKLYSM and the band's representatives
at Nuclear Blast Records. The lucky contest winner will see his/her
creation used as the cover of the group's next album as well as on all
accompanying merchandise items, where it will be fully credited.
All you have to work with is the album's working title, which is, In
the Arms of Devastation. The deadline for all submissions is August
KATAKLYSM will be embarking on a European headlining tour beginning
in late June. Support at all dates will come from GRAVEWORM and EMINENCE.
KATAKLYSM recently completed a direct support tour for DANZIG in the
- MALEVOLENT CREATION TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
"Mercilessly poignant death metal." - METAL MANIACS
When it comes to natural selection, only the strong survive. Boasting
a 17-year existence, MALEVOLENT CREATION clearly qualifies as a death
metal institution. With a career start in Buffalo, New York in 1987
and an important move to Florida's fertile death metal breeding ground
in 1988, the band holds the esteemed position of having one of the most
brutal and revered debut albums with 1991's The Ten Commandments.
Hitting the road in support of their eleventh album Warkult (awarded
4 Ks by Kerrang!) with Origin, Divine Empire and Animosity for a caustic
assault of aural punishment, the war-torn atmosphere of this upcoming
tour is bound to drag you one step closer to damnation.
Prepare yourselves for the front lines of Armageddon! www.malevolentcreation.cjb.net
MALEVOLENT CREATION 2005 U.S. Tour Dates with Origin, Divine Empire,
7/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
7/03 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
7/05 Orlando, FL Backbooth
7/06 Jacksonville, FL Thee Imperial
7/07 Baton Rouge, LA The Darkroom
7/08 Houston, TX Fat Cat's
7/09 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary
7/10 Dallas, TX Phoenix Music Complex
7/11 Oklahoma City, OK Purgatory
7/12 Window Rock, AZ Navajo Nation Fairgrounds (Nakai Hall)
7/13 Phoenix, AZ Metal Devastation 2
7/14 Tijuana, MX TBA
7/15 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
7/16 Corona Showcase Theatre
7/17 Los Angeles, CA The Hanging Jury
7/19 Sacramento, CA TBA
7/20 San Francisco, CA The Pound
7/21 Portland, OR Sabala's MT Tabor
7/22 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
7/23 Spokane, WA Fat Tuesday
7/25 St. Paul, MN The Lab
7/26 Davenport, IA Quad City Live
7/27 Chicago, IL TBA
7/28 Indianapolis, IN TBA
7/29 Dayton, OH Elbo's BLOODFEST
7/30 Saginaw, MI Jamestowne Hall
7/31 Cleveland, OH TBA
8/01 Philadelphia, PA TBA
8/02 Providence, RI Giza
8/03 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
8/04 Middleton, NY Club NY
8/05 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
8/06 Atlanta, GA TBA
- New PECCATUM EP The Moribund People
Peccatum's second EP and fifth overall release offers three new recordings:
"The Moribund People," "A Penny's Worth Of Heart"
and a unique cover of Bathory's "For All Those Who Died."
Showcasing the eerie and bizarre elements that populated previous full-length
Lost In Reverie, Peccatum bravely continues to tread fresh ground with
every new song-a treasure for those demanding high-end symphonic avantgarde
darkrock. The Moribund People also offers a video clip of the title
track, a first for this special duo (which includes Ihsahn, formerly
of the legendary Emperor). Metal
- DISILLUSION add bass player to lineup!
Disillusion has finally filled the long-time vacant bass player position!
The band welcomes Ralf Willis as the fourth member. Originally from
Brooklyn, New York, Ralf decided to be part of Disillusion after he
heard about the band and their search for a permanent bass player.
"We actually did only one rehearsal together and things were settled,"
comments guitar player Rajk Barthel. Ralf moved to Leipzig, Germany
and is with the band since March. The band is right now writing new
songs in their very own studio.
"Not being a person of many words, to put it simply, this shit
can be finger-breaking AND sensitive in the same song. This is expressing
what I want to express," comments Ralf Willis his slot in Disillusion.
Welcome on board!
- VEHEMENCE update!
We are starting up a street team soon, we never had a budget to do that
in the past but now we are going to start to hook up our fans with promotional
materials that can help fuel our tours, thus doing most of the promoter's
jobs for them to secure huge attendance at our shows. Supporting your
local scene is the best thing you can do, our Arizona scene has grown
into a monster because everyone got off their ass this past year.
As for a new vocalist, everyone seems to still be confused who that
is after we had made a statement earlier about it on our website. Sean
Vandegrift (ex-From A Second Story Window) will be moving to Phoenix,
AZ this summer and is our permanent new vocalist. He is a family man
but that factor in his life is sorted out now. We stayed at his apartment
on this tour the guy is really educated and hilarious. I think he is
the perfect front man for our band. He will be living with Bjorn, our
other guitarist, and lyric writing has already begun. We can't tell
you what the lyrics are going to be about just yet but they will be
just as viable and diverse as our last albums. For one thing we aren't
going to be bashing religion or women anymore. So everyone can let out
a sigh and be happy now, we have all had agnostic beliefs from the get
go and our lyrical and artwork factors for this band since day one have
misrepresented us from the start. - John from Vehemence
Be sure to check our website for new pictures featuring both of the
temporary vocalists that helped us out.
- DIVINA ENEMA SIGN WITH CODE666!
Hailing from Belarus, DIVINA ENEMA was formed in 1996 and have been
alwasy considered as one of the most talented
and outstanding bands in the underground avantgarde metal scene.
After years of struggle to find the appropriate Label,
the deal with code666 will finally bring Divina Enema's huge talent
to the world.
the band is now preparing their code666-debut, an astonishing concept
album divided in 4 parts,
a release is expected during winter 05/06
official website: www.divinaenema.com
- ARCANA - Le serpent rouge
Format: CD/LP (vinyl version July 28th)
Catalogue nr: D-00145
Release date: 28.06.2005
This 6th full length album is Arcana as you have never heard them before.
With melodies from the orient, feelings of the hot arabic landscape
and beautiful sounds of instruments like the Duduk and the Hammered
Dulcimer, Arcana has on this release moved abit further from the original
sound that we have heard through out the years. Along with the fabulous
art of Agnieszka Szuba, this album is a release you can't miss.
1. In search of the divine
2. Le serpent rouge
4. Under the sun
6. Seductive flame
7. Serpents dance
8. The passage
9. The nemesis
Peter Bjärgö speaks about the conception of Arcana:
In 1993 I accepted the fact that an ordinary band line-up was too narrow
for me and I decided to start up a project called Arcana. It was based
on the ideas that had been haunting me for a very long time, the ideas
of creating medieval inspired music, or perhaps I should say based on
the romantic image we all have on the middle ages, and doing that through
a very personal point of view...
I did soon realize that I needed a female companion that could bring
a lead singing. I contacted Ida Bengtsson to tell her about my ideas
and visions, she loved it and Arcana became complete.
I had, at that time, made a demonstration cassette which I gave to Roger
at Cold Meat Industry. Roger liked the music and gave us the chance
to take part on a CMI sampler. As a result, we recorded "The Song
of Mourning," and the response was great, and Roger gave us a deal
for two full length albums.
In 1999 Ida joined me for the last time on the "...The Last Embrace"
album. Now I currently work with Stefan Eriksson, Ann-Marie Thim and
my wife Ia Bjärgö.
Peter Bjärgö, born in 1974 in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
The founder of Arcana and only original band member. All music, programming
Ann-Mari Thim, Born in 1976 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Lead female vocal.
Stefan Eriksson, born in 1971 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Choir and keyboard.
Ia Bjärgö, born 1969 in Stockholm, Sweden. Choir.
- DEMONS & WIZARDS "Touched By The Crimson King"
2.Beneath These Waves
4.Seize The Day
6.Love's Tragedy Asunder
9.Down Where I Am
Can you think of a line that describes the emotional microcosm of a
fan better than the initial words of `Terror Train', one of the most
impressive tracks on the new Demons & Wizards album, Touched By
The Crimson King? "I´m awake, you better feed me now",
sings vocalist Hansi Kürsch, hitting the nail on the head. Mind
you, the international metal community has been wide awake ever since
the self-titled Demons & Wizards debut arrived at the stores in
2000, waiting impatiently to be fed with more songs. The fact that they
had to wait another five years is in the nature of things; after all,
Hansi Kürsch's chief occupation is his band, Blind Guardian, while
guitarist Jon Schaffer has launched several major projects with his
main group, Iced Earth.
One the one hand, Touched By The Crimson King continues the artistic
tradition of its two protagonists, Kürsch and Schaffer, and on
the other it seems directly connected to the Demons & Wizards debut.
"The common denominator that links the two albums lies in the fact
that the tracks are constructed in a simpler style than the regular
Blind Guardian and Iced Earth material", Kürsch describes
his new album. "At the same time, the music has more of an acoustic
focus. You can tell that we approached the song-writing without any
preconceptions. The term `mellow' springs to mind whenever somebody
asks me to describe the mood on the album. Even when the Demons &
Wizards debut came out, fans told us that the music is a symbiosis of
its two creative forces. Some even said that parts of it sounded like
early Blind Guardian and early Iced Earth. I think this description
also applies to Touched By The Crimson King. The overall impression
of the album is marked by a certain rawness, together with many atmospheric
Hansi Kürsch - Vocals
Jon Schaffer - Guitar
Bobby Jarzombek - Drums
Rubin Drake - Bass
Jim Morris - Guitar Solos
DEMONS & WIZARDS (2000)
New: TOUCHED BY THE CRIMSON KING (2005)
- EXODUS GUITARIST COMMENTS ON PAUL BOSTAPH's ADDITION TO REHEARSALS
"I just returned from our first rehearsal with [new drummer] Paul
[Bostaph, ex-SLAYER, FORBIDDEN], and I have got to tell you that it
was fuckin' awesome! Paul played four of the new songs for the first
time and they were fantastic. He has simply the fastest feet I've ever
had the pleasure of hearing and the shit he was throwing down was blazing!
After all the problems of the past three or so months I can say with
all honesty it was the first time I'd left my studio with a smile on
my face in quite some time. We are all on the same page musically and
ready to get this ball rolling and are fired up to get into the studio.
I'll keep everyone updated on a regular basis and let you know what's
EXODUS' as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's Tempo of the Damned which
was welcomed with astounding reviews will once again be produced by
Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE).
"A pulverizing crunch-fest" Four stars
"This is a powerful return to form for one of the scene's true
"This is Exodus' glorious return to form...And wait 'til you get
a load of some of these f#*kin' riffs. Thrash-head revisited, and not
before time. Let the shakeup commence."
The newest release, due out later this year on Nuclear Blast will mark
the band's first release with new singer Rob Dukes.
Among the tracks set to appear on the CD is "Shovel Headed Kill
Machine" (working title), which Holt has described as "one
of the fastest EXODUS songs of all time."
- Forever Underground Signs BEYOND FATAL
Just a quick intrusion this time to inform everyone of Forever underground's
newest signing. The Mighty BEYOND FATAL.
Their new material is sure to please fans of all things heavy. The album
is currently being mixed and should be complete in early June. The artwork
is finished and the layout will be done shortly.
More info on this band soon. The website will be updated to include
a BEYOND FATAL band page, general info and an MP3 as soon as it is available.
Expect a heavier and better produced album this time out. More info
- GIGANTOUR FEATURING FEAR FACTORY - TOUR DATES!
After the success of FEAR FACTORY's latest release, ARCHETYPE, which
sold over 122,000 copies within its year of release, the world has no
choice but to eagerly anticipate the next FEAR FACTORY creation. Fear
not, the wait won't be long. FEAR FACTORY are already working on their
next release entitled Transgression tentatively due out August 23, 2005
on Trillion Records. Trillion is the new imprint from Liquid 8 Records
and Entertainment founder and CEO, Mike Cattain, has created Trillion
as a home for FEAR FACTORY and new bands seeking a creative haven grounded
in growth. http://liquid8records.com
Fans will get to hear some of the new FEAR FACTORY tracks this summer
on Dave Mustaine's GIGANTOUR. Christian Olde Wolbers, who will be slaying
fans on the GIGANTOUR tour this summer with his new JACKSON signature
series guitars and Krankenstein amps, states, "We're really excited
about doing a big summer tour - we haven't done that since we headlined
the side stage of Ozzfest in '98. I'm happy to convert the older and
young metal fans of the GIGANTOUR. Once again Dave has put together
a slamming summer tour!"
Dave Mustaine handpicked the bands for GIGANTOUR, with a focus on musicianship.
"There are a few very successful tours out each summer and in order
to be significant, I knew the first GIGANTOUR had to make an impact
with top bands like Dream Theater, FEAR FACTORY, Dillinger Escape Plan
and Nevermore." Mustaine wanted to "put together a festival
that consisted of positive bands that play heavy music in a high energyenvironment."
For more information on tour dates, you can visit www.fearfactory.com.
Megadeth, Dream Theater, FEAR FACTORY, Dillinger Escape Plan, Nevermore,
Dry Kill Logic, Symphony X
07/21 Selland Arena- Fresno, CA
07/22 Thomas and Mack Arena- Las Vegas, NV
07/23 The Cove @ Cal Expo- Sacramento, CA
07/24 Chronical Pavillion- Concord, CA
07/30 Casino Anselmo- Tucson, AZ
08/02 Nokia Live- Dallas, TX
08/04 Concrete Street Amphitheatre- Corpus Christi, TX
08/06 Hard Rock Live- Orlando, FL
08/07 Sound Advice Amphitheatre- West Palm Beach, FL
08/10 DTE Energy Amphitheatre- Detroit, MI
08/12 Tweeter Center- Chicago, IL
08/19 Civic Center- Portland, ME
08/20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre- Manchester, NH
08/23 Jones Beach Amphitheater- Wantagh, NY
08/24 PNC Bank Arts Center- Holmdel, NJ
08/26 Bank of America Pavilion- Boston, MA
09/02 Bell Centre- Montreal, QC
09/03 Molson Amphitheatre- Toronto, ON
- Krematory Productions presents
BLOODLUST V 2005
Raven Black Night (SA)
Gospel of the Horns (VIC)
Pod People (ACT)
Dawn of Azazel (NZ)
Rev. Kriss Hades (NSW)
Stone Wings (NSW)
Infernal Method (NSW)
Intense Hammer Rage (TAS)
Kill for Satan (ACT)
Cauldron Black Ram (SA)
Chaotic Impurity (NSW)
Backyard Mortuary (NSW)
licensed all-ages event
(a bar section will be open in the auditorium to watch bands while drinking)
10am-1am Blacktown RSL, Sydney
Saturday 9th July 2005
TICKETS: $35+bf presale or $40 on the door
ON SALE Monday 6th June
Available from Utopia Records (city), Beatdisc (parramatta), Repressed
records (penrith), and Blacktown RSL
Proudly supported by Blacktalon Media, Utopia records, Feanors Scribe,
Stigmata Productions and Blacktown RSL
Australia's Premier All-Ages Extreme Metal Festival
Saturday 9th July 2005 | Blacktown RSL
- WILLOWTIP is proud to announce a number of new signings to the label:
Pittsburgh grind power-house CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN has resigned to
Willowtip Records. The label will be releasing the bands brand new mcd,
Zero Comfort Margin on July 12th. Zero Comfort Margin contains 15 brand
new songs from CODC and was recorded and produced by Steve Austin at
his own Austin Enterprise studio. Sound samples and artwork can be viewed
Hailing from France, the extremely technical and brutal death/tech/thrash
outfit now known as GOROD has signed to Willowtip. Formerly known as
Gorgasm (France) the band has changed their name to Gorod to avoid confusion
with the US based Gorgasm. The debut full length from Gorod Neurotripsicks
previously only available in Europe will be issued in North America
with 2 brand new tracks and an all new layout on July 12th. Expect a
brand new full length from Gorod to be released sometime in 2006. You
can preview material from Gorod at the willowtip myspace page www.myspace.com/willowtiprecords
Willowtip has licensed the new full length from NYC's THE DYING LIGHT
for release in North America. Featuring former members of Cattlepress,
Dim Mak, Ripping Corpse and Hemlock the sophomore album from TDL titled
The Killing Plan will be issued on July 26th. The Killing Plan was recorded
and produced by Eric Rutan at his Manna Studios in Florida.
Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, instrumental gurus ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF
are also a new addition to the Willowtip roster. The band is currently
finishing the writing of their full length to be recorded later this
year. Please visit www.electroquarterstaff.com/
for info and demo mp3s.
Super fast, super pissed off Texas grinders KILL THE CLIENT are yet
another band to be welcomed at Willowtip. The band is currently working
on new material that will be released on their debut full length for
Willowtip expected to be recorded in June. Kill the Client will also
be appearing at this years Mayland Deathfest, Boston Doom and Grind
Fest, and on a number of dates with Internal Bleeding and Bodies in
the Gears of the Apparatus. For me information and mp3's from the band
please check out their website at www.killtheclient.net/
Grindcore legends Phobia are another new addition to the ever growing
Willowtip roster. With a slew of releases under their belt on many different
labels including Relapse, Necropolis, Deep Six, and more Phobia have
established themselves as one of the greatest and most respected grindcore
bands in the world. The band is currently on a west cost tour with Rotten
Sound and will still being writing material for their full length on
Willowtip to be released later this year. Metal
- THE GATHERING PREPARE NEW DVD
The Gathering files this news update regarding their upcoming DVD:
"The DVD-recordings shows of May 23rd are almost sold-out. There
is also a fan meeting that day, where 175 people from all over the world
meet each other; from 30 different countries!! Holland, Sweden, Switzerland,
Australia, France, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Finland, Israel,
Italy, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico, Hungary, Peru, USA, Argentina, Greece,
Portugal, Austria, Turkey, Bolivia, Russia, Denmark, China, Canada,
Ecuador and England)
The DVD part I (A Sound Relief) will be released in Autumn 2005. The
band is writing new material for the next studio album, which is expected
early next year. Spring 2006 will be the start of the new tour of The
Gathering. They will record DVD part II at the European tour."
- GREEN CARNATION PREPARE FOR MINI-TOUR
Green Carnation have confirmed a mini-tour of the UK and Ireland in
mid-June, and are currently working hard on a new live-set for the gigs.
Without telling too much about it, singer Kjetil Nordhus reveals that
there are a couple of new ideas the band is trying to put into their
"It's kind of hard to explain, but we are trying to improve every
single bit of our performance. For us it's important that both musically,
visually and sound-wise a Green Carnation gig shall always be a great
experience, and although we have always had great response for our live-shows,
there are many things to work with."
"Also, we have been thinking hard about which songs to include.
We have released four albums now, and it's getting harder to compose
a live-set. We've had to 'kill some darlings,' but I feel now we have
the best live-set to date, and we are looking forward to sharing this
with the crowds in UK and Ireland. For us, this will be a good way of
trying out different stuff before the big festival gigs later this year,
at Prog Power Europe in Holland and at the Day of the Equinox in Toronto.
The rehearsing on the newset-list has been halted for some weeks, as
bass-player Stein Roger Sordal has traveled to the south of Spain to
marry his Hildegunn." Metal
- DAY OF THE EQUINOX ADDS NOVEMBERS DOOM TO LINEUP
Chicago's dark/metal doom act Novembers Doom have been added to the
lineup of DAY OF THE EQUINOX festival in Toronto, Canada. Also added
are Canada's much talked about eclectic metal act Woods Of Ypres.
DAY OF THE EQUINOX
Featuring Green Carnation, Agalloch, Unexpect, Novembers Doom, Woods
Of Ypres + special guests
Friday October 14th, 2005
The Opera House
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tickets: $26.50 @ Ticketmaster
Norway's Green Carnation will be making their North American debut as
headliner of the festival.
For more info -- including ticket info, sponsors, hotels and more--
please visit the official festival website: www.dayoftheequinox.com
- PROTAGONIST ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF A NEW BAND!
There has occurred a mighty fusion between Protagonist from LOST HORIZON
/ LUCIFERION (SWE), Adrian from FOREST OF IMPALED (USA) and Varyen from
DAMNATION (POL). There is no band name yet nor a web site, but the recoding
of the material is already in progress, partially in USA and partially
in Sweden. Four songs are already finished. Although, there is still
NO vocalist established. So if You are the one (or know some) then read
the flyer advertisement below!
!!!!!! VOCALIST WANTED !!!!!!
Chicago based new-created death/mystery/melodic ”black”
metal band looking for a vocalist (front man) to complete the line-up.
Current line-up includes members of:
LOST HORIZON/ LUCIFERION (SWE) (Music For Nations/Listenable Records)
FOREST OF IMPALED (US) (Red Stream) welcome.to/foi
DAMNATION (POL) (Pagan Records) www.paganrecords.com.pl/files_uk/damnat.htm
Only serious, dedicated musicians need apply! Looking for good stage
presence, at least 25 years old, wide vocal range, no neandertal/white
trash life style and personality! Also, You must live in USA, otherwise
it's probably gonna be just problematic.
4-song demonstration material already fully recorded (still not mixed!)
and ready for Your vocal assault! Once the vocal recording is completed
the band will be shopping for a record deal with bigger labels. Some
negotiations already in process.
If interested please e-mail:
Wojtek: [email protected]
or [email protected]
LOST HORIZON: www.oncelosthorizon.com
- UNEXPECT Studio report: Some guitars, vocals and guest musicians
are the only parts remaining to be recorded for the album. The release
of the album is not scheduled anytime soon, so we’ll take the
time we have to fill it up to the maximum extent.
As soon they are ready, some rough mix audios extracts will be put on
- CRISIS has begun writing new material for their next album with drummer
Justin Arman (ex- Soceity 1). The album is not expected to be completed
until early next year. Justin will be the featured drummer on the new
album. He will also be touring with Crisis this summer, starting with
the upcoming M.O.D./Crisis/Beyond the Embrace tour which starts June
8 in Texas. Expect more tour plans to be announced following the MOD
The Official Killith Fair tour (Crisis, M.O.D. and Jacknife) website
is now live! There is info for all 3 bands, MP3s, dates, forums and
free ticket giveaways. Shows are still being booked, so watch for updates.
Also note that Beyond The Embrace will play the June 28th show in Attleboro,
MA at Jarrod's Place. All the shows are ALL AGES - http://www.killithfair.com
- FRANTIC BLEEP has a brand new line-up and a few changes has been done.
The current line-up is as following:
Kjetil Fosseid - Vocals
Patrick Scantlebury - Guitars
Lars Gunnar Morastseter - Guitars
Eywin Sundstrøm - Bass
Trond Sand - Drums
The band is currently writing and demoing new songs for their upcoming
second album. They'll spend the upcoming months to finish the material
and record a pre-production of the album. They will enter the studio
in August this year with legendary Swedish producer Anders Lind, and
hopefully the album will be released early 2006.
Furthermore, they will debut as a live act at this years Norwegian Aurora
Festival. The set will consist of new songs from the upcoming second
album, and it will be the band's chance to test the new material in
a live setting before entering the studio. The festival lasts for two
days and the band will perform late the last day, June 25th. For more
information about the festival and additional bands, check out the festival
homepage at: http://www.aurora-records.com/festivalen
- KHIGH and Power Play Records are proud to release "Wise Hedonist"
to America and Europe! The full-length hard rock debut album of KHIGH
a brand new guitar driven reality, packed with 13 songs (limited ed.
11+2 bonus tracks!!!) professionally presented and manufactured by Power
Play Records of NY and distributed in the Old Continent by Twilight
Vertrieb, Germany, EU. (Also avilable on Century Media, America; Tower
Records, North America; Metal Chamber, North America; CDK, Chile, South
America; CD Baby, North America; Non Stop Music, Swiss Distributor;
MDD-Shop, Germany, EU).
- SPEED would like to thank all of the SOILWORK fans for their support!
We came home yesterday, have been sleeping since then. It's gonna take
a long time melting all the impressions from the tour, all I know is
that 99 % of them are very good...
The last shows on the tour went really good, I never expected such a
flawless tour, you guys have been amazing on all the 26 shows!!
Thank you so much for the support and thank you for giving us an amazing
first headliner tour in North America, we will never forget this moment!!!
As you probably know we'll be back soon for Ozzfest but first of all
we're very happy to present the new songs live to the European crowd
on Furyfest, Graspop and Waldrock!! Can't wait...
Talk to ya soon...
- SOMBERLAIN working on debut cd
- The brazilian death metal band, Somberlain, is finishing the new songs
that will be part of the band's debut cd. Delano Lima (bass), the main
composer says that the new songs are getting fantastic, they are still
technical and agressive, a real trademark of Somberlain. The cd will
be recorded at Digisound, studio of Fabrício Carvalho, their
guitar player. The recordings will begin in the second half of 2005.
Untill now the debut doesn't have a title or label and untill August
the band will still making some gigs, before the recording sessions,
producers interested to book dates with Somberlain can contact the band
through the e-mail [email protected]
- TRATOR is back !!
From the southern reaches of Brazil, Satan himself brings you "A
Letter from Hell", the follow up album to "From Hell",
by the acclaimed metal band: TRATOR. The band started recording their
third and darkest effort in August 2003. Ten months later, with Lucifer's
approval, "A Letter from Hell" was completed. The album was
recorded in the band's own lair, No Pressure Sound Studio. Aided by
Cool Edit Pro 2.1, the band was more then happy with the results. Leandro
Buchmann, TRATOR's lead guitarist, says, "using our own studio
enabled us to work on our own time, recording when neccesary and at
lower cost, giving us more depth and control of the outcome". (Dave
- INTO ETERNITY Preparing To Play Mexico, Tour With Hate Eternal And
“Into Eternity… integrate the majesty of traditional metal
with the brutal musical extremes of the new millennium, 4.5/5.”
Canadian progressive death metal band INTO ETERNITY are preparing to
return to the road after their spring North American tour with Amorphis.
Lead guitarist / second vocalist Tim Roth addressed the bands recent
illnesses, and recent activities: “It’s been a few weeks
since we wrapped up our headlining Canadian dates, and everyone is back
to good health now. Stu and Adam are back in their respective cities
and it’s been a good break before we start our next tour and play
Mexico’s Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. II on May 28th.
“We’re really excited to be a part of the Hate Eternal tour,
and are planning to stick to our heavier material. Between Krisiun and
Hate Eternal, the level of musicianship will be overwhelming, and it’s
going to be killer to watch those bands every night. During the break,
Rob and I have been working on new songs at his home studio. The material
has been flowing and there will be some killer songs coming. They contain
our trademark sounds, no worries. On May 20th, the rest of the guys
return to Regina for rehearsals. We want to be as tight as we can for
the upcoming tours. Hopefully we will see everyone on the road throughout
Canada and the USA! Keep it metal!”
Still receiving rave reviews for their album Buried In Oblivion, INTO
ETERNITY will be touring North America throughout the summer and fall,
following up the Hate Eternal / Krisiun tour with a month-long tour
supporting Finland’s Stratovarius.
06/10 Hairy Mary- Des Moines, IA
06/11 Elbo’s- Dayton, OH (Dwell In Darkness Fest w/ Bobaflex,
Dog Fashion Disco, All Shall Perish)
06/12 Mr Kelley’s- Chicago Heights, IL
06/15 Jester’s Pub- Fayetteville, NC
w/Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, All Shall Perish (*Jungle Rot
06/16 Jaxx- West Springfield, VA
06/17 The Loft- Poughkeepsie, NY
06/18 The Palladium- Worcester, MA
06/20 The Trocadero- Philadelphia, PA
06/21 Kashmir- Quebec City, QC*
06/22 Café Campus- Montreal, QC*
06/23 Mavericks- Ottawa, ON*
06/24 El Mocambo- Toronto, ON*
06/25 Penny Arcade- Rochester, NY
06/26 BB King’s- New York, NY
06/27 Albie’s Bar- Utica, NY
06/28 Peabody’s- Cleveland, OH
06/29 Alvin’s- Detroit, MI
06/30 Ranch Bowl- Omaha, NE
07/01 Ascot Room- Minneapolis, MN*
07/02 Royal Albert Arms- Winnipeg, MB*
07/03 The Exchange- Regina, SK*
07/04 Starlite Room- Edmonton, AB*
07/05 Warehouse- Calgary, AB*
07/06 The Generator- Prince George, BC*
07/07 Red Room- Vancouver, BC*
07/08 Studio Seven- Seattle, WA
07/09 Ash St Saloon- Portland, OR
07/10 The Pound- San Francisco, CA
07/12 The Boardwalk- Orangevale, CA
07/13 The Key Club- Los Angeles, CA
07/14 Galaxy Theatre- Santa Ana, CA
07/15 The Clubhouse- Tempe, AZ
07/16 Launch Pad- Albuquerque, NM
07/18 Sanctuary- San Antonio, TX
07/19 Mary Jane’s- Houston, TX
07/21 The Masquerade- Atlanta, GA
07/22 Thee Imperial- Jacksonville, FL
07/23 The Masquerade- Tampa, FL
07/24 Culture Room- Ft Lauderdale, FL
Other Acts TBA
09/17 The Underground- Toledo, OH
09/18 Elbo’s- Dayton, OH
09/19 Jaxx- West Springfield, VA
09/20 The Trocadero- Philadelphia, PA
09/21 BB King’s- New York, NY
09/23 Medley- Montreal, QC
09/24 Le Capitole- Quebec City, QC
09/25 The Opera House- Toronto, ON
09/27 House of Blues- Cleveland, OH
09/28 House of Blues- Chicago, IL
09/29 Fine Line Music Café- Minneapolis, MN
09/30 Pyramid- Winnipeg, MB
10/02 Starlite Room- Edmonton, AB
10/03 Warehouse- Calgary, AB
10/05 Commodore Ballroom- Vancouver, BC
10/06 Studio Seven- Seattle, WA
10/08 The Pound- San Francisco, CA
10/09 Galaxy Theatre- Santa Ana, CA
10/10 Key Club- West Hollywood, CA
- New BRICK BATH CD To Be Released In August
Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH have just completed mixing
their new album titled American Currency, which is scheduled for release
in the US on August 9th, 2005.
Track listing will be as follows:
1) American Currency
2) Bleed With Me
3) Religious Experience
4) Victim Again
5) No Mercy
7) She Had To...
8) Don't Provoke
9) Slave To Life
10) Down Are The Ways
11) Love = Hate
12) Storybook Ending
Brick Bath's two previous CDs, I Wont Live the Lie (2002) and Rebuilt
(2003) are also available through Crash Music/Caroline.
Album cover art and their new single Victim Again are available at www.crashmusicinc.com.
For tour dates, news, photos and other information on the band, you
may visit the bands official website at www.brickbath.com
- FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING New album
Last week, we finished the seventh song for our upcoming studio full
length album, so far working under the title "Sterling Black Icon"!
Here are some of the confirmed song titles:
- Scythe Of Scarecrow
- Breathe In The Black To See
- Of The Darkest Dye
- Sterling Black Icon
- Stand The Tempest
- Live For The Moment - Stay ´Til The End
...to be continued.
We are planning to enter the studio in late summer. Release date will
hopefully be late 2005/early 2006. More info about the recording studio
and the release date will follow as soon as possible.
- New SINPHONIA out
"Sinphonia has just released their new 3 song promo entitled Silence.
The promo, mixed by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids) has been
recorded to help the band finding a new label.
The new Sinphonia material follows a more melodic and less progressive
line than the previous two albums (released by Lucretia Recs.), but
with a darker and more metal approach.
If interesed in buying a copy you can contact the band on [email protected].
Price is 5 euro (postage included)."
- METAL MANIACS
NORTH AMERICAN CONFRONTATION 2005
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
A PERFECT MURDER
INTO THE MOAT
WATCH THEM DIE
7/15/05 FLETCHERS BALTIMORE, MD
7/16/05 LIGHTERSBERG GRANGE HALL HAGERSTOWN, MD
7/17/05 THE TROCADERO PHILADELPHIA, PA
7/18/05 KNITTING FACTORY - NEW YORK, NY
7/19/05 THE BAR ROOM LOUNGE SHIRLEY, NY
7/20/05 CLUB GYZA PROVIDENCE, RI
7/21/05 THE UNDERGROUND HARTFORD, CT
7/22/05 CLUB CRANNEL POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
7/23/05 PENNY ARCADE ROCHESTER, NY
7/24/05 PEABODY’S DOWN UNDER CLEVELAND, OH
7/25/05 ALVINS DETROIT, MI
7/26/05 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL
7/27/05 ASCOT ROOM MINNEAPOLIS, MN
7/28/05 RANCH BOWL OMAHA, NE
7/29/05 ROCK ISLAND DENVER, CO
7/30/05 NAVAJO HOGAN COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
7/31/05LO FI CAFÉ SALT LAKE CITY, UT
8/02/05 STUDIO SEVEN SEATTLE, WA
8/03/05 SOLID STATE PORTLAND, OR
8/04/05 THE BOARDWALK ORANGEVALE, CA
8/05/05 THE POUND SAN FRANCISCO, CA
8/06/05 CHAIN REACTION ANAHEIM, CA
8/07/05 KEY CLUB LOS ANGELES, CA
8/08/05 THE CLUBHOUSE TEMPE, AZ
8/09/05 LAUNCHPAD ALBUQUERQUE, NM
8/11/05 GYPSY TEA ROOM DALLAS, TX
8/12/05 CAIN’S BALLROOM TULSA, OK
8/13/05 SANCTUARY SAN ANTONIO, TX
8/14/05 EMO’S ALTERNATIVE LOUNGING AUSTIN, TX
8/15/05 MARY JANE’S HOUSTON, TX
8/16/05 HOWLIN’ WOLF NEW ORLEANS, LA
8/17/05 THEE IMPERIAL JACKSONVILLE, FL
8/18/05 CULTURE ROOM FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
8/19/05 BRASS MUG TAMPA, FL
8/20/05 SECTOR 7G AUGUSTA, GA
8/21/05 HI TONE MEMPHIS, TN
8/23/05 BILLIARDS ON BROADWAY FARGO, ND
8/24/05 HAIRY MARY DES MOINES, IA
8/25/05 EL TORREON KANSAS CITY, MO
8/26/05 CREEPY CRAWL ST.LOUIS, MO
8/27/05 TEN BELLS GRAND RAPIDS, MI
8/28/05 QC LIVE DAVENPORT, IA
8/29/05 THE ROCKWELL SPRINGFIELD, MO
8/30/05 WAREHOUSE NIGHTCLUB LA CROSSE, WI
8/31/05 THE UNDERGROUND TOLEDO, OH
9/01/05 ELBO’S DAYTON, OH
9/02/05 BULLDOG CAFÉ LOUISVILLE, KY
9/03/05 BREW HAHA’S WINSTON SALEM, NC
9/04/05 JESTERS PUB FAYETTEVILLE, NC
9/06/05 THE MASQUERADE ATLANTA, GA
9/07/05 THE SOCIAL MYRTLE BEACH, SC
9/08/05 NEW BROOKLAND TAVERN WEST COLUMBIA, SC
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!
- HIMSA enter the studio, lineup headline tour
The almighty HIMSA have entered AntFarm Studios in Denmark with producer
Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn) to record Hail Horror, the
follow up to their thrashterpiece, Courting Tragedy and Disaster. The
artwork for Hail Horror comes from renowned artist Stephen Kasner whose
beautifully dark work has graced several Integrity releases. Hail Horror
is tentatively set for release in September.
Immediately following the bands return to the states they will will
embark on the Dirty Black Summer Tour beginning June 13th in Sacramento,
CA with support from The Agony Scene and label mates THE ESOTERIC with
additional support from Scars Of Tomorrow and Full Blown Chaos on select
HIMSA w/ The Agony Scene, THE ESOTERIC
6/13 Sacramento, CA Boardwalk w/ Scars Of Tomorrow
6/16 Hollywood, CA Whisky w/ Scars Of Tomorrow
6/17 San Diego, CA Soma ** w/ As I Lay Dying, Scars Of Tomorrow no Agony
Scene or THE ESOTERIC
6/18 Tucson, AZ Skrappys w/ Scars Of Tomorrow
6/19 Phoenix, AZ Brickhouse w/ Scars Of Tomorrow
7/5 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon
7/6 Farmingdale, NY Downtown w/ Full Blown Chaos
7/7 New York, NY CBGB w/ Full Blown Chaos
7/8 Albany, NY Saratoga Winners w/ Full Blown Chaos
7/9 Springfield, VA Jaxx w/ Full Blown Chaos
7/12 Jacksonville, FL Jackrabbits w/ Full Blown Chaos
7/16 Nashville, TN Exit/In w/ Full Blown Chaos
7/17 Springfield, MO Rockwell w/ Full Blown Chaos
7/18 Kansas City, MO El Torreon w/ Full Blown Chaos
7/20 Salt Lake City, UT -Lo-Fi Caf? w/ Full Blown Chaos
More dates coming soon.
- CATHEDRAL BEGINS RECORDING NEW RECORD
British doomsters CATHEDRAL will enter New Rising studios later this
month with producer Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR) to record their eighth
Tentatively titled The Garden of Unearthly Delights, the follow-up to
2002s The VIIth Coming marks the band's debut release for new home,
When asked to comment, vocalist Lee Dorrian had this to say: "We're
are really excited about the new material, it's a lot heavier and slightly
more unusual than our last album. It will be an album of two halfs,
shall we say; though I'm not really going to give much more away than
that, at this stage."
After a career lasting over 15 years, the band have seen many trends
come and go, yet have continued forge ahead with their own interpretation
of classic metal/rock with dark psychedelic/progressive leanings, seemingly
non-fazed by the ever-changing face of modern metal. Songtitles set
to appear on the album include Tree of Life & Death, Upon Azraels
Wings, Corpsecycle and Oro the Manslayer.
The Garden Of Unearthly Delights will once again feature the epic artwork
of long-standing CATHEDRAL sleeve artist Dave Patchett. The album is
scheduled for an autumn release. [Source: Blabbermouth.net]
- CELTIC FROST COMPLETE DEMOS
CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message
on his official blog:
"We finished the demonstration songs yesterday. They will be used
for various industry purposes. We focused entirely on heavy material,
and these songs are a clear indication of what the album is going to
be like, they are dark, ferocious, sometimes very unique, and very intense.
The full album will be more varied, but the general direction is obvious.
"All the recordings were made at our rehearsal studio, and we used
live versions for most of the tracks. We spent Sunday mixing at Oakland
Recording in Winterthur, Switzerland. Erol [guitar] engineered, and
Martin [bass] and me managed to annoy him constantly with our demands/comments/immaturities.
"Almost everything came out as intended. The only song that doesn't
yet work is 'Os Abysmi vel Daath.' This is a bitter pill to swallow,
for it is one of our earliest dark songs for the new album, and we had
a lot of faith in it. We will have to go back and put some very concise
work into it. The song seems so simple, and yet it is very complex and
has managed to defeat us every step of the way so far.
"The other songs of the demo sound extremely CELTIC FROST to me,
in details sometimes astonishingly close to 'Morbid Tales' or 'To Mega
Therion.' 'Ain Elohim' and 'Temple of Depression' are perhaps my favourites
among these songs. Although it is a new song, the title and some of
my contributions to 'Temple of Depression' go back to the original CELTIC
FROST of many years ago.
"If all goes according to plan, Martin is going to pick up a well-known
Swedish producer from the airport in just a few hours. We'll talk for
a day about a possible collaboration, and he'll hear almost the entire
album on Tuesday." [Source: Blabbermouth.net]
- SOLEFALD: RED FOR FIRE, BLACK FOR DEATH takes shape. - Solefald is
busy completing their new masterpiece, Red for Fire, Black for Death.
To quote Cornelius and Lars: "Solefald was experimenting when everybody
was being true. Now that things are changing and that we've pushed the
experiment quite far already, we wanted Red for Fire, Black for Death
to be our attempts at being true. This will be a True Nordik, Viking
The album will feature Garm from Ulver guests staring as Loki: "Garm's
the closest incarnation of Loki I know, there's this tricker, malice
thing to him really - he fits the role perfectly!"
"A few selected journalist were invited to a listening session
during Inferno this year - they were in for a shock, and the reactions
were more than positive"
Red for Fire, Black for death is scheduled for release on Season of
Mist this fall. Metal
- RED HARVEST sign to Season of Mist - RED HARVEST joins forces with
Season of Mist in their quest for world domination. The band already
started writing new material for their upcoming release and intends
to spread their total paranoia and destructive thoughts around the globe!
- POLTERCHRIST line up change - Polterchrist inform that Dan Loughry
is no longer a part of the band. Dan left on amicable terms. There are
no hard feelings.
Dan's replacement on guitar is Ed Drozdowski. He is also currently the
bassist for MORTAL DECAY (Unique Leader Records). Ed is a former member
of INSATANITY, BODY PART TROPHY CASE and PYREXIA. He is an outstanding
guitarist, and will fit POLTERCHRIST's mold perfectly. Metal
- URKRAFT SIGN TO EARACHE
Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT have inked a multi-album, worldwide
deal with Earache Records.
Formed in the small Danish provincial town of Svendborg and now residing
in Copenhagen, the five piece released their debut album, Eternal Cosmic
Slaughter, in March 2004. Blending an unnerving sense of aggression,
speed and flesh-peeling vocals, URKRAFT also expertly incorporate the
use of atmospheric, soul penetrating keyboards adding another dimension
to their already massive sound.
Set to record their second album at Antfarm studio with Tue Madsen in
July/August, the band warn fans to expect something altogether darker
and more brutal than the already jaw-dropping first record.
Commented frontman Thomas: "When we started out, we always had
the Ear-plugged compilation in the CD player and were of course motivated
by the many cool acts featured on that cd. Now URKRAFT is signing with
the same label that in our eyes has been releasing some of the most
important metal bands. We are looking forward to release our second
album and to co-operate with Earache Records in the next chapter of
URKRAFT and our metal music."
URKRAFT will make their next live appearance at The Rock in Copenhagen,
Denmark on May 13. Also appearing on the bill will be Sweden's ORIGIN
BLOOD. [Source: Blabbermouth.net]
- SHADOWS FALL Surpass The 200,000 US SoundScan Plateau, Prepare For
European Festival Tour and Ozzfest Main Stage
SHADOWS FALL have had a triumphant year thus far, as they just completed
a highly successful US arena tour alongside Slipknot while their critically
acclaimed album, The War Within, recently surpassed the 200,000 US SoundScan
plateau. Things are only just beginning to heat up for the group as
they're set to perform on the main stage at Ozzfest this summer, thereby
not only becoming the first band of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal
genre to achieve that honor, but one of the few in history to make the
leap from the second stage to the main stage. Early next month, SHADOWS
FALL will also make their way back to Europe for a few shows with Slipknot
along with some major festival appearances including Download, Rock
im Park and Rock am Ring, alongside delivering a special performance
at the prestigious Metal Hammer awards.
The group's latest single for "Inspiration On Demand" has
exploded at commercial radio and recently broke into the top 40 on the
R&R Active Rock chart. The video for the track has also been greatly
embraced by Fuse, MTV2 and MTVU, who recently added it to their "Freshman"
playlist. SHADOWS FALL were also recently named one of VH1's "Hear
and Now: Five Massive Metal Mongers You Should Turn Up" and a "Band
To Watch In 2005" by Stuff magazine.
6/2 (I) Bologna Flippaut Festival
6/3 (D) N?rnberg Rock im Park*
6/5 (D) N?rburgring - Rock am Ring*
6/6 Amsterdam - Paradiso**
6/7 (UK) Oxford - Zodiac
6/8 (UK) Glasgow - Barrowlands
6/9 (UK) Cardiff - Barfly
6/12 (UK) Nottingham Download Festival***
6/13 (UK) London Astoria " The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005"****
**Together with Slipknot
Together with Anthrax, Nightwish and Trivium
- CEPHALIC CARNAGE COMPLETE WORK ON NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Relapse Records recording artists CEPHALIC CARNAGE have completed work
on the first music video from their new album Anomalies.
The video, for the album's roll-out single, "Dying Will be the
Death of Me" was shot on location in California by director Darren
Doane (DEFTONES, NILE) and features the members of CEPHALIC kidnapping
"a white belt-wearing mall core kid to teach him a thing or two
about good music." The video is expected to make its world premiere
On the topic of the video's concept, CEPHALIC guitarist Zac Joe comments,
"CEPHALIC CARNAGE is intent on cleaning up the scene one metalcore
kid at a time...'Dying' will be the death of me."
CEPHALIC CARNAGE just completed a string of US tour dates alongside
SHADOWS FALL, TERROR and ZAO in support of Anomalies. Metal
- ENGORGE COMPLETE COLD BLACK EJACULATION
New Jerseys pure NECROBLACKDEATHMETAL band ENGORGE have finished their
new album COLD BLACK EJACULATION. This is scheduled for release April
18th, 2005 on Dark Horizon Records. Consider yourself to be warned!
ENGORGE are an unstoppable force of pure sadomasochistic fury and violence.
The new album will fucking destroy the meak and feeble sheep like followers
of the So Called lamb of god. The band has recruited Ronnie Deo Ex-INCANTATION
bassist (Onward To Golgotha era) and Jim Roe drummer Ex-Incantation,
Disciples Of Mockery. The CD will also feature full live concert footage
of the band performing in Columbus Ohio 2003. It also features cover
songs of Darkthrone and Von! This release contains a satanic and pornographic
art layout that is sure to be banned worldwide! With the release of
COLD.BLACK.EJACULATION, Engorge sodmize all who stand in their path.
KEP and the rest of ENGORGE are pure satanic elitists destroying anything
and everything showing no mercy with their raw and brutally destructive
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- FOG COMPLETE Disturbing the Balance Of The Spheres
FOG are currently putting the final touches on their new album Disturbing
the Balance Of The Spheres. The CD/LP is scheduled for release spring
of 2005. The music on this album has gone far beyond the expectations
of the band and Dark Horizon Records. The music of FOG has grown in
richness and complexity, yet the band has maintained to keep the essence
of rawness that made them well known from the first album. The songwriting
ability of the band has grown to near perfection. Those who were leveled
by the exploration and growth of the musicianship of the band from the
time line between the Through The Eyes Of Night... CD to the From Within
The Darkness Beyond Eternity 7" EP will be completely perplexed
by the metamorphoses of the talent captured by this new recording Disturbing
The Balance Of The Spheres. FOG are the best Black/Dark Metal band to
emerge from the USA in years! This release shall prove beyond a doubt
all the rest are but mere followers! This is truly a masterpiece. Metal
- EXILE COMPLETE NEW RECORD
Exile, the side project of Morpheus Descends and NOKTURNEL members Rob
Yench and Tom Stevens, will finally be released through Dark Horizon
Records. EXILE's Blackened Rewards of Blasphemy is pure satanic witching
metal. An unrelenting apocalypse of black thrash that burns even the
blackest of souls. Fierce, raw spells of satanic witching metal! Strap
on your bullets and spikes and prepare for the unholy attack! Includes
a cover of Sodom's "Outbreak of Evil." Soon to be released.
- WOMB RAIDERS NEWS
Our full length album (Womb Of Doom) will be out on Meat 5000 Records
late may/early june. First 100 people who order also get either buttons,
stickers, or shirts with each order. The album when you buy direct from
the band costs $10, free shipping within the US. Cash/check/money order/paypal
We have a cd-r demo we are selling for $3. It has 5 songs, and is 16
mins long. Free shipping within the US for this also.
If you live in southern california come check us out
June 27th at the hall of fame in colton ca.
July 10th at the anarchy library in downey ca
and july 11th at the hall of fame in colton ca!
tickets are cheap you can order them from us. send mail to [email protected]
(put tickets as the subject) You will get free shit with your order!
We will be doing a split CD with Chronic Infection that will be out
in june/july, another split CD with malignancy later this year, and
a live split with disgorge mex for early 2006. Check out the site for
more info. www.wombraiders.us