Old News / Tours - November 2005 - Back - More November 2005 News
November 17th, 2005

    Darzamat has begun the recording of its new album which will be entitled ''Transkarpatia''. There is a huge leap forward in front of the band as after engraving its traces in Poland, the Darzamat's members will be the guests in Goeteborg's studio at Andy La Rocque ( the guitar player of the cult band King Diamond ), who has undertaken the production of the new record. La Rocque, who is famous for his play in King Diamond as well as in Death on the record entitled "Individual Thought Patterns", acceded to the cooperation with Darzamat without any hesitation. We are owing the ability of making the acquaintance with such a remarkable personality of the world metal scene to our guests from Lord Belial, who have been cooperating with Andy for a very long time. I am truly glad that Darzamat will also be able to work with such an excellent musician as well as producer - states Flauros, the Darzamat's vocalist.

    The band is going to Sweden in the second half of october. Except from the mix, La Rocque will also make the mastering of the record. The work will take place in ''Los Angered'', the studio located in Goeteborg, the owner of which is nobody else but the King Diamond's guitar player himself. It is worth while adding that it is in ''Los Angered'' that, among others, the albums of such groups as : In Flames, Evergrey or the very King Diamond came into being. At this very moment, in polish studio ''Maq'' there are traces of particular instruments being registered, under the precise surveillance of Jaroslaw Toifl. Yet, the final shape of the record will be formed in Sweden.

    While taking the musical part into consideration, ''Transkarpatia'' is the development of the direction being introduced and followed on the last record entitled ''Semidevilish''. However, the new elements and a kind of perfection in each possible detail, will be the strong trumps of the new album. There have been some changes in the band since ''Semidevilish''. Our keyboard player - Spectre joined the composing and it can undeniably be heard on the new record. Music gained a certain kind of ''spirit'', which, I personally think, ''Semidevilish'' slightly lacked - adds Flauros.

    Curiously enough, Darzamat has decided to work with the group of totally new people.- In each case, whether it is the producer, sound producer, cover designer or a photographer, we have been dealing with the people we have not cooperated before. The purpose of this kind of action is for the band and the record to gain freshness and a new view These are the real experts in their domains. With every passing day of the work, we are becoming more and more certain that everything ideally fits the new album's concept. The author of the cover and graphics to the record is Qras - a famous artist from Sosnowiec who has cooperated among others with Frontside and Horroscope. Photos to the new album were taken by Katarzyna Zaremba. ''Transkarpatia'' will come out at the beginning of the next year, thanks to Polish label Metal Mind Productions.

    “Transkarpatia” program:
    Vampiric Prose
    The Burning Times
    Letter from Hell
    Labyrinth of Anxiety
    Recurring Yell
    The Old Form of Worship
    Tempted by Rot
    Tribute to...

    Darzamat crew:
    Nera – female vocals, Flauros - male vocals, Chris – guitars, Spectre – keyboards, Bacchus – bass, Golem – drums

    www.darzamat.art.pl, e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

  • INOCCULTA always seeks a rhythmic/lead guitarist and a singer who is able to combine clear and Black Metal voice. The band is looking for people motivated, open-minded and having a good technique. INOCCULTA is in constant evolution and its influences lie mainly in bands like In The Woods, Opeth, Forbidden Site and Katatonia. Don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested! www.inocculta.com

  • ATSPHEAR's new video

    After the launch of their first album "New Line System" in May, the band has finished the recording of its first video clip to their song "Atmosphere X". It has been produced and edited by Carlos Delgado (group´s bass player) and David Mena (MelezArtworks).

    It´s available in their web www.atsphear.com

  • PSYCHOTRON signed a record deal

    Hell yeah! We´ve signed a record deal with the greek label SLEASZY RIDER Records (http://www.sleaszyrider.com), which will release our new album "Pray For Salvation". "Pray For Salvation" will be distributed worldwide by EMI Greece. We hope to tell you soon the official release date for the album. Be aware of an amazing album that sounds like the perfect mix of NEVERMORE, ICED EARTH and TESTAMENT.

    At The Graves
    In The Arms of morpheus
    Chasing Shadows
    Circle of the damned
    The hourglass
    The awakening
    Life On Borrowed Time
    Shattered illusion

    Mix/Mastering: R.D. Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY)

  • EMP, Metal Hammer & Metaltix presents

    17. WACKEN : OPEN : AIR 2006


    03.08. - 05.08.2006

    X-Mas package WOA-2006

    The legendary limited X-Mas package for the W:O:A 2006 is now available incl. special t-shirt, special promo-DVD, limited W:O:A keyholder, free entrance to the Wacken swimming pool in the ticket just for 65,-€ further 5,-€ pre sale fee and postage.


    Following bands are already confirmed:

    EMPEROR is back!!! Wacken 06

    Finally we made it to bring EMPEROR back on stage - only in Wacken and we are looking foward to.....

    "The one and only open air show 2006!"

    Here´s the statement from the band:

    "Emperor's return!
    Greetings, metalheads of the world! We are proud to announce that Emperor will headline Wacken open-air 2006. Join us, as we re-enter the nightside to chant anthems of equilibrium, fire and demise!

    Emperial regards,
    Ihsahn, Samoth and Trym"


  • WITHERED to support MASTODON and HIGH ON FIRE on their upcoming UK dates

    We are proud to announce that WITHERED will support
    MASTODON and HIGH ON FIRE on their upcoming UK dates in December!!

    12/01/05 UK – Peterborough @ The Cresset
    12/02/05 UK – Glasgow @ Garage
    12/04/05 UK – Swindon @ Furnace
    12/05/05 UK – London @ Scala
    12/06/05 UK – Nottingham @ Rock City
    12/07/05 UK – Cardiff @ Barfly


  • Central Illinois Metalfest 2006 Update!!


    We are pleased to announce that Rottenness (Mexico) has been added to
    the fest line-up!!

    Laura aka The Mistress & Matt Bishop
    The Central Illinois Metalfest 2006


    09.11.2005 (CDN) QUÉBEK; QU / Capitol
    10.11.2005 (CDN) MONTREAL; QU / Medley
    11.11.2005 (CDN) TORONTO; ON / Opera House
    12.11.2005 (USA) DETROIT; MI / Harpos
    13.11.2005 (USA) CHICAGO; IL / House of Blues
    14.11.2005 (USA) MILWAUKEE; WI / Eagles Ballroom
    16.11.2005 (USA) MINNEAPOLIS; MN / Quest
    18.11.2005 (USA) DENVER; CO / Gotic Theatre
    19.11.2005 (USA) SALT LAKE CITY; UT / Lo - Fi Café
    21.11.2005 (USA) SEATTLE; WA / El Corazon
    22.11.2005 (CDN) VANCOUVER; BC / Croation Cultural
    23.11.2005 (USA) PORTLAND; OR / Roseland Theatre
    25.11.2005 (USA) SAN FRANCISCO; CA / Slims
    26.11.2005 (USA) SANTA ANA; CA / Galaxy Concert Theatre
    27.11.2005 (USA) LOS ANGELES; CA / House Of Blues
    28.11.2005 (USA) PHOENIX; AZ / Marquee Theatre
    29.11.2005 (USA) SAN DIEGO; CA / House of Blues
    01.12.2005 (USA) DALLAS; TX / Gypsy Ballroom
    02.12.2005 (USA) SAN ANTONIO; TX / White Rabbit
    03.12.2005 (USA) HOUSTON; TX / Meridian
    05.12.2005 (USA) TAMPA; FL / Masquerade
    06.12.2005 (USA) ATLANTA; GA / Masquerade
    08.12.2005 (USA) WASHINGTON; DC / 9:30 Club
    09.12.2005 (USA) PHILADELPHIA; PA / Trocadero
    10.12.2005 (USA) WORCHESTER; MA / Palladium
    11.12.2005 (CDN) MONTREAL; QU / Medley
    12.12.2005 (CDN) TORONTO; ON / Opera House
    14.12.2005 (USA) NEW YORK; NY / Irving Plaza

    presented by ROCK HARD (D)

    27.12.2005 (D) KÖLN / Live Music Hall
    28.12.2005 (NL) TILBURG / 0 13
    29.12.2005 (B) ANTWERP / Hof Ter Loo
    30.12.2005 (D) LEIPZIG / Haus Auensee
    31.12.2005 (CH) PRATTELN / Z 7
    02.01.2006 (I) MILAN / Rolling Stone
    03.01.2006 (A) WÖRGL / Komma
    04.01.2006 (SLO) LJUBLJANA / VPK Mediapark
    05.01.2006 (HR) ZAGREB / tba
    06.01.2006 (A) WIEN / Planet Music
    07.01.2006 (A) LINZ / Posthof
    08.01.2006 (A) GRAZ / Orpheum
    09.01.2006 (H) BUDAPEST / Petöfi Hall
    11.01.2006 (D) NÜRNBERG / Löwensaal
    12.01.2006 (D) BERLIN / Columbia Fritz
    13.01.2006 (D) ERFURT / Centrum
    14.01.2006 (D) KAUFBEUREN / All-Karthalle
    15.01.2006 (F) STRASBOURG / La Laiterie
    16.01.2006 (F) PARIS / Elysee Montmatre
    17.01.2006 (F) LYON / Transbordeur
    19.01.2006 (P) PORTO / Hard Club
    20.01.2006 (E) MADRID / Aqualung
    21.01.2006 (E) BARCELONA / Razzmatazz I
    22.01.2006 (E) BERGARA / Sala Jam
    24.01.2006 (F) LILLE / Splendid
    25.01.2006 (GB) DUDLEY / JBS
    26.01.2006 (GB) LONDON / Astoria
    27.01.2006 (NL) AMSTERDAM / Melkweg
    28.01.2006 (NL) HARDENBERG / Podium
    29.01.2006 (D) STUTTGART / LKA
    31.01.2006 (D) LANGEN / Stadthalle
    01.02.2006 (D) BOCHUM / Zeche
    02.02.2006 (D) HAMBURG / Markthalle
    03.02.2006 (S) GÖTEBORG / Trädgarn
    04.02.2006 (N) OSLO / Rockefeller
    05.02.2006 (S) STOCKHOLM / Arenan
    07.02.2006 (S) UMEA / Sky Com Arenan

    Ticket-Hotline (only Germany)
    04627/18 38 38

    Support: Soilwork (feat. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD / DARKANE)

    08.11.2005 (USA) NEW YORK; NY / Irving
    09.11.2005 (USA) WORCESTER; MA / The Palladium
    11.11.2005 (USA) SAYREVILLE; NJ / Starlan Ballroom
    12.11.2005 (USA) PHILADELPHIA; PA / Electric Factory
    13.11.2005 (USA) TOWSON / Recher
    14.11.2005 (USA) NORFOLK; VA / Norva
    15.11.2005 (USA) ATLANTA; GA / Masquerade
    16.11.2005 (USA) ORLANDO; FL / House Of Blues
    18.11.2005 (USA) HOUSTON; TX / Meridian
    19.11.2005 (USA) FT. WORTH; TX / Ridglea Theater
    20.11.2005 (USA) SAN ANTONIO / Graham Central Station
    21.11.2005 (USA) TULSA / Cains
    22.11.2005 (USA) ALBUQUEQUE; NM / Sunshine Theater
    23.11.2005 (USA) DENVER; CO / Ogden
    25.11.2005 (USA) LAS VEGAS; NV / House Of Blues
    26.11.2005 (USA) SCOTTSDALE; AZ / Venue Of Scottsdale
    27.11.2005 (USA) SAN DIEGO; CA / House Of Blues
    28.11.2005 (USA) ANAHEIM; CA / House Of Blues
    30.11.2005 (USA) LOS ANGELES; CA / House Of Blues
    01.12.2005 (USA) SAN FRANCISCO; CA / The Pound
    02.12.2005 (USA) SACRAMENTO / Boardwalk
    03.12.2005 (USA) PORTLAND; OR / Roseland
    04.12.2005 (USA) SEATTLE; WA / El Corazon
    05.12.2005 (CDN) VANCOUVER / Croation Cultural Center

    Headlining Shows

    14.01.2006 (USA) ROCHESTER / tba
    15.01.2006 (USA) POUGHKEEPSIE / tba
    17.01.2006 (USA) SPRINGFIELD / tba
    18.01.2006 (USA) NEW YORK / tba
    20.01.2006 (USA) WORCESTER / tba
    21.01.2006 (CDN) MONTREAL / tba
    22.01.2006 (CDN) QUEBECK CITY / tba
    24.01.2006 (CDN) ROYN-NORANDA / tba
    25.01.2006 (CDN) TORONTO / tba
    26.01.2006 (USA) CHICAGO / tba
    28.01.2006 (USA) DETROIT / tba
    29.01.2006 (USA) CLEVELAND / tba
    31.01.2006 (USA) MINNEAPOLIS / tba
    01.02.2006 (CDN) WINNIPEG / tba
    03.02.2006 (CDN) CALGARY / tba
    04.02.2006 (CDN) EDMONTON / tba
    06.02.2006 (CDN) VANCOUVER / tba
    07.02.2006 (USA) SEATTLE / tba
    09.02.2006 (USA) SAN FRANCISCO / tba
    10.02.2006 (USA) CLEVELAND / tba
    11.02.2006 (USA) SANTA ANA / tba
    13.02.2006 (USA) PHOENIX / tba





    (MEDIA ALERT) -- In an unprecedented move, Immortal Records has teamed up with Myspace.com to preview 16 previously unreleased tracks from their upcoming soundtrack for the TV anthology "Masters of Horror" (Showtime) on www.myspace.com/mastersofhorror. The highly anticipated, 30-song double-disc comes out on October 18.

    The Masters of Horror preview which runs now through release date, features today's top metal, metalcore, punk, screamo and emo bands, including Mudvayne, Buckethead featuring System of a Down singer Serj Tankian, In Flames, Thursday, Mastodon, Avenged Sevenfold, Shadows Fall, Rise Against and Every Time I Die. This marks the first time these songs have been available to the public."Masters of Horror," which debuts on Showtime in time for Halloween and runs through the end of January 2006, features 13 chilling hour-long films directed by top North American horror auteurs, including John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Tope Hooper ("Texas Chainsaw Massacre"), John Landis ("An American Werewolf in London"), Don Coscarelli ("Phantasm"), Mick Garris ("The Stand"), Stuart Gordon ("Re-Animator"), and William Malone ("FearDotCom"). The series also attracted several huge international directors, including Dario Argento ("Suspiria") and Takashi Miike ("Audition"). Each episode in the anthology will include music from the soundtrack.

    In addition, videos were recently shot for It Dies Todayís "Enjoy the Silence" and Buckethead and Tankian's "We Are One." The It Dies today video was directed by S. Pax Franchot IV and combines the look and feel of early David Lynch with plot elements from stories by Edgar Allen Poe. The ìWe Are Oneî video features Tankian as a derelict vagabond that collects animal carcasses for Buckethead, a benevolent cabin dweller who attempts to bring the dead animals back to life. In his attempt to resurrect the carcasses,Buckethead winds up being attacked by the mutating creatures. "I think the track lends itself well to the horror genre," Tankian says.

    The "Masters of Horror" preview on Myspace will also showcase previously unreleased songs by Andrew WK, Norma Jean, From Autumn to Ashes, Alkaline Trio, Scary Kids Scaring Kids and Funeral For a Friend.

    "I've always felt we would make a good date with horror flicks. Now it's time to prove it," says Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows. "The live recording of 'Beast and the Harlot' that we contributed is very in your face and driving and will team up nicely with whatever scares will be created in the movie it gets used in."

    "The feeling of 'horror' is a very particular one," Andrew WK adds. "My song 'YouWill Remember Tonight' attempts to take that dreadful feeling and manipulate it into some thing thrilling and exciting. I think that's essentially what horror movies are trying to do, too. It feels good to feel scared."

    "Masters of Horror" developed out of an informal bi-monthly dinner attended by many of the horror genre's most admired directors. Garris, who spearheaded the series, took their ideas from the realm of fantasy into reality along with co-executive producer Andrew Dean, and will be the showrunner of the anthology. "Masters of Horror" is an IDT Entertainment production.

    "Masters of Horror" soundtrack final track listing:


    01. MUDVAYNE - "Small Silhouette"
    02. NORMA JEAN - "ShaunLuu"
    03. IT DIES TODAY - "Enjoy The Silence"
    04. FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND - "Lazarus (In The Wilderness)"
    05. ANDREW WK - "You Will Remember Tonight"
    06. ARMOR FOR SLEEP - "Very Invisible"
    07. SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS - "What's Up Now"
    08. SHADOWS FALL - "This Is My Own"
    09. THE BLED - "Nervous Breakdown"
    10. MURDER BY DEATH - "End Of The Road"
    11. THURSDAY - "Division St" (acoustic)
    12. BLOODSIMPLE - "Overload"
    13. MASTODON - "Megalodon" (live)
    14. DEATH BY STEREO - "Bottled Up"
    15. FALL RIVER - "At Least You Bought Her Flowers"


    01. BUCKETHEAD feat. SERJ TANKIAN - "We Are One"
    02. RISE AGAINST - "Obstructed"
    03. THE BRONX! - "Bats"
    04. FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES - "Betwixt Her Getaway Sticks"
    05. EVERY TIME I DIE - "Keith The Music"
    06. MATCHBOOK ROMANCE - "In Transit (For You)"
    07. BEDLIGHT FOR BLUE EYES - "Hindsight"
    08. ALKALINE TRIO - "We Can Never Break Up"
    09. AVENGED SEVENFOLD - "Beast and the Harlot" (live)
    10. IN FLAMES - "Discover Me Like Emptiness"
    11. A CHANGE OF PACE - "The Thin Red Line"
    12. BEAR VS SHARK - "Victoria Iceberg"
    13. GRATITUDE - "If Ever" (acoustic)
    15. YESTERDAY'S RISING - "Contrast of Light and Dark"


  • ORANGE THE JUICE: 6th element!

    Orange the Juice announce that Marcin Steczkowski /keyboards/ has joined the band as a sixth musician. Also the band will be recording the first professional studio material in December 2005 at Studio X / Olsztyn with Szymon Czech as a sound engineer.



    Philadelphia: Poland's Vader are set to invade the US on a headline tour that will precede the release of their new ep, The Art of War. Beginning October 31, the equal part US and Canadian tour will be the band's first headline performance in many years; their most recent visit as direct support for Kreator earlier this year.

    With an extensive recording history that dates back to 1993, Vader are one of metal's most prolific and active bands. Averaging 150-plus shows a year, the band is a favorite of both fans and critics world over. Newly signed to Sweden's Regain Records (US partnership with Candlelight Records), Vader recorded their new MCD The Art of War at Hertz Studio. Featuring four new songs and a video, the recording will set up the next full-length album that the band plan to start recording in early 2006.

    Confirmed dates for Vader are noted below.

    # 10.31.05 - Petit Theatre du Vieux Noranda/Royun-Noranda, Canada
    # 11.01.05 - Poly Laure Conan/Chicoutini, Canada
    # 11.02.05 - La Coudee/Rimouski, Canada
    # 11.03.05 - L'Imperial/Quebec City, Canada
    # 11.04.05 - Medley/Montreal, Canada
    # 11.05.05 - The Chance/Poughkeepsie, NY
    # 11.06.05 - Jaxx/W. Springfield, VA
    # 11.07.05 - BB Kings/New York, NY
    # 11.08.05 - Peabody's DownUnder, Cleveland OH
    # 11.09.05 - Joe's/Chicago, IL
    # 11.10.05 - Ascot Room/Minneapolis, MN
    # 11.11.05 - Royal Albert Arms/Winnipeg, Canada
    # 11.12.05 - Exchange/Regina, Canada
    # 11.13.05 - Roxy on Broadway/Saskatoon, Canada
    # 11.14.05 - Starlite Room/Edmonton, Canada
    # 11.15.05 - Warehouse/Calgary, Canada
    # 11.16.05 - Richards on Richards/Vancouver, Canada
    # 11.17.05 - Studio Seven/Seattle, WA
    # 11.18.05 - Hawthorne Tehater/Portland, OR
    # 11.19.05 - The Pound/San Francisco, CA
    # 11.20.05 - House of Blues/West Hollywood, CA
    # 11.21.05 - Galaxy Theatre/Santa Ana, CA
    # 11.22.05 - Clubhouse/Tempe, AZ
    # 11.24.05 - El Palacio Ballroom/Corpus Christi, TX
    # 11.25.05 - Sanctuary/San Antonio, TX
    # 11.26.05 - Mary Janes/Houston, TX
    # 11.27.05 - Purgatory/Oklahoma City, OK
    # 11.28.05 - Creepy Crawl/St Louis, MO
    # 11.29.05 - Elbo's/Cincinnati, OH
    # 11.30.05 - Albie's Bar/Utica, NY

    The Art of War is set for US release January 24, 2006.

  • INTRONAUT joins the Goodfellow Records Family

    Goodfellow Records is thrilled to announce another addition to our label roster, the Southern California metal quartet INTRONAUT. Made up of members of Anubis Rising, Exhumed, Murder Construct, Phobia and Uphill Battle (R.I.P.), the band formed in 2004 in Los Angeles. They started playing live in April of 2005 and have quickly become one of the most exciting new heavy bands in the LA area.

    "We are super excited to work with Mr. Chris Logan and be a part of the already spectacular Goodfellow roster!” says INTRONAUT guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable. “We look forward to bringing INTRONAUT to each and every one of you, and welcome the imminent poverty and starvation that is sure to come as a result."

    Their first release through Goodfellow will be the national release of their introductory CDEP, entitled Null, in early 2006. This will be followed almost immediately by a new full length studio album in the spring of 2006. Full details on the album’s release are to be confirmed shortly.

    More information on the band can be found online at the band’s homepage, located online at: http://www.intronaut.net . Two tracks from the Null release are available for your listening pleasure now on the band’s myspace page, located online at: http://www.myspace.com/intronaut.

  • www.goodfellowrecords.com
  • SPITFIRE inks new deal with Goodfellow Records

    Goodfellow Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Virginia metalcore quintet SPITFIRE to a new two album deal. The band, who recorded a CDEP for Goodfellow in 2001, is currently working on a new upcoming full-length album. It will be their first new release in four years.

    “We couldn’t be happier to have Spitfire as an addition to our lovely family of bands,” says Goodfellow label owner Chris Logan. “2006 couldn’t come soon enough, so the world can hear the new chapter in this bands career.”

    The band is spending the month of September recording at Red Planet studios in Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (Black Dahlia Murder, Scarlet). The album, tentatively entitled Self-Help, will be released in early 2006.One of the most intense, insane and bordering on out of control records to maybe ever be released. This defines genres and is leaps and bounds beyond bands like Converge and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

    Virginia's SPITFIRE issued several releases themselves and contributed to a number of compilation discs before jumping to Solid State Records (Underoath, Zao, Norma Jean), the aggressive music imprint label of Tooth and Nail Records (Further Seems Forever, MxPx). The band, then a trio, released The Dead Next Door, its only full-length for Solid State, in 1999. Following their stint on the label, Spitfire would regroup as a quartet, while issuing a CDEP on Goodfellow Records, The Sideshow Whiplash, in 2001. After months of rumors, the band broke up in late 2001, with several members moving on to other projects.

    The band has recently reformed, adding guitarist Scottie Henry from the metal outfit Norma Jean and Dan Tulloh from the shock rocking Scarlet. Musically, SPITFIRE plays a hybrid of metal and hardcore that is comparable to bands such as Every Time I Die, The Melvins, and even Deadguy as well as the speedy punk rock of Hot Snakes. Fans of frantic, chaotic, technical metalcore should check out this underrated and under-appreciated band when their new album, currently entitled Self-Help, is released in early 2006.






    After a summer on the Ozzfest main stage, Epic recording artists Mudvayne are returning to the road for The Masters of Horror Tour 2005. Featuring openers Sevendust, 10 Years and Bobaflex, the tour kicks off November 18th at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines.

    Mudvayne (vocalist Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribbett, bassist Ryan Martinie and drummer Matt McDonough) are touring in support of new album LOST AND FOUND, the record featuring the number one smash "Happy?" and follow-up hit "Forget To Remember." The latter, which is the band's second straight top ten Active Rock hit, is also the first single from the SAW II soundtrack. The dark, chilling video was shot by the film's director, Darren Bousman, and features footage from the upcoming Lion's Gate thriller.

    Mudvayne also contributed a previously unreleased track ("Small Silhouette") to the MASTERS OF HORROR soundtrack, the companion album to Showtime's "Masters of Horror" TV anthology. The disc features 30 brand-new tracks from artists such as Shadows Fall and Buckethead with Serj Tankian. The series premieres on Showtime Friday, October 28th and features 13 one-hour mini-movies from the acclaimed horror directors such as John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, John Landis and more.

    Released this past spring, Mudvayne's LOST AND FOUND entered Billboard's Top 200 at No. 2, making it both the highest debut and highest charting album of the band's career. With sales of 152,000 units, the rock juggernaut almost doubled the first-week numbers of its previous release, 2002's The End of All Things To Come. It's also Mudvayne's third straight gold-and fastest-selling-album to date. The band performed first single "Happy," which was No. 1 at Active Rock for a staggering ten consecutive weeks, on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

    Don't miss your chance to catch Mudvayne perform live. Dates for "Masters of Horror 2005" are as follows:

    11/18 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
    11/19 - Omaha, NB @ Sokel Auditorium
    11/20 - Springfield, MO @ Oasis
    11/22 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
    11/23 - Peoria, IL @ East Peoria Convention Ctr
    11/25 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
    11/30 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theater
    12/11 - Denver CO @ The Fillmore (KBPI Radio Show)
    12/14 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (WJRR Radio Show)

    More dates to be announced, including shows in Detroit, Binghamton, Portland, Atlantic City, Providence, Sayreville, Columbus, Wichita, Kansas City, Atlanta, Miami, San Antonio, Dallas and Oklahoma City.

  • CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Recovering From Hurricane Katrina

    European Tour Dates With Motorhead Postponed

    C.O.C. Plans U.S. Tour with Disturbed

    CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have been forced by Hurricane Katrina to postpone their scheduled U.K. tour dates and European tour with Motorhead. A New Orleans resident, C.O.C. lead vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan evacuated the city with his family, leaving behind his house and Magazine Street bar, Le Bon Temps Roulé. Keenan and his family are staying temporarily in Lake Charles, Louisiana and awaiting word on when they will be able to return home.

    "It wouldn't feel right standing on stage singing songs at a time like this," Keenan says. "My priority right now is to get back home and help rebuild my city."

    C.O.C. 's latest album, In The Arms Of God, struck a powerful chord in the hard rock world, with Billboard praising it as a "riff-fueled set that ranks with [the band's] best work" and Rolling Stone honoring it with a 3.5-star review. Keenan, guitarist/vocalist Woody Weatherman and bass guitarist/vocalist Mike Dean were joined on the album by special guest drummer Stanton Moore, a member of the highly respected, New Orleans-based jazz/funk band Galactic. Moore is a longtime friend of Keenan's and also a Crescent City native.

    Written last year, the album's fifth song, “Rise River Rise,” sounds eerily prescient in the wake of Katrina: "I remember you, seems like yesterday/Do you remember me? I got lost on the way/Wrong muddy road is nothing new/We stand, but this river's washing through/River rise from teardrops without warning/Float away while flooding yesterday/I'm gone I won't be back by mourning/So rise river rise/Wash this place away/Clean my dirty soul/So I can save it for Judgment Day."

    Living two blocks from the Mississippi in the city's Carrollton section, Keenan often walked along the levee and contemplated what would happen if the river overflowed. He found out last month. As the storm approached, Keenan boarded up his bar, his mother's house and the house of his friend, jazz drummer Johnny Vidakovich. By the time Keenan got back to his own home, the wind was howling. It was time to go. He grabbed a duffel bag of clothes, the Grammy medal C.O.C. earned when their song "Drowning in a Daydream" off Wiseblood was nominated for Best Metal Performance in 1997, and his old National resonator guitar before joining the exodus in his truck. He has visited the city briefly since the flood; while his house and bar are still standing, the bar was shot at and looted. Meanwhile, the area remains without power, sewer or running water.

    "There are a lot of songs in this experience, that's for damn sure, " Keenan says.

    C.O.C. plan to tour again in support of In The Arms Of God, this time opening for metal titans Disturbed.

    For more information, visit:

    COC dates with Disturbed include:
    11/04 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
    11/05 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
    11/07 Kansas City, KS Uptown Theatre
    11/08 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
    11/10 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
    11/11 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
    11/13 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
    11/14 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
    11/16 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
    11/17 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
    11/18 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
    11/21 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
    11/22 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
    11/24 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
    11/25 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
    11/26 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
    11/29 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
    11/30 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
    12/02 Boston, MA Avalon
    12/03 Boston, MA Avalon
    12/05 Portland, ME State Theatre
    12/06 Portland, ME State Theatre
    12/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
    12/09 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
    12/11 Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
    12/13 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
    12/14 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
    12/16 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
    12/17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
    12/19 Washington DC 9:30 Club
    12/20 Washington DC 9:30 Club
    12/22 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live

  • KING’S X Announces Dates for National Tour

    Band Touring Behind Latest Album Ogre Tones

    Riding high off the success of their latest album Ogre Tones, which was released September 27th via InsideOut Music, King’s X has announced a fall tour which kicks off October 19th in Birmingham, AL.

    Ogre Tones, which is the band’s first release under their new deal with InsideOut, was produced by Michael Wagener (Metallica, Alice Cooper, Queen) and includes such smash singles as “Alone,” “Open My Eyes,” and “Get Away”. A departure from the band’s last few albums, Ogre Tones is receiving rave reviews from fans and critics for its innovative sound and musical intricacies.

    In fact, Andy Secher of Hit Parader magazine said, “On Ogre Tones King's X have produced their finest effort in a decade – a shining example of hard rock at its most erudite, emotive and effective.” Martin Popoff, critic for Guitar World, reports that the album is a “concise and accessible collection of tracks loaded with the band’s celebrated hooks and harmonies.”

    King’s X plans to translate this sound to the stage with a show that is more over-the-top and musically-driven than ever before. Catch King’s X at a venue near you.

    Current tour dates include:
    10/19 - The Nick in Birmingham, AL
    10/21 - Gatsby's Cafe and Saloon in Johnson City, TN
    10/22 - Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, NC
    10/23 - Satellite Ballroom in Charlottesville, VA
    10/25 – 8x10 in Baltimore, MD
    10/27 – Harper’s Ferry in Allston, MA
    10/28 – Brooklyn Music Terminal in Brooklyn, NY
    10/29 – The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY
    10/30 – The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ
    11/01 - Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT
    11/02 - The Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY
    11/04 – Jaxx in West Springfield, VA
    11/05 – Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA
    11/06 – The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI
    11/08 - The Machine Shop in Flint, MI
    11/09 - Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, OH
    11/18 - Martyr's in Chicago, IL
    11/19 - Hairy Mary's in Des Moines, IA
    11/22 - Knickerbocker's in Lincoln, NE
    11/23 - The Hurricane in Kansas City, MO
    11/25 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO
    11/26 - Ego's in Salt Lake City, UT
    11/27 - Big Easy Concert House in Boise, ID
    12/02 - Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma, CA
    12/03 - Slim's in San Francisco, CA
    12/04 - Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA
    12/05 - Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ
    12/08 - La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX
    12/09 - Trees in Dallas, TX
    12/10 - Hero's Rock N Roll in Harrker Heights, TX

  • “METALMESSSAGE Vol. II” - sampler CD is ready (lim. 500 items, real silver CD in jewel case with fine layout booklet & backcover, clear tray, pro pressed & printed, frontcover by well known Swedish Artist Kristian Wahlin)

    Could I send you a copy for a review on your website?

    Track list:

    1. TYRANT (Japan) "Fallen Angel Of Plague” (7:14) from the album "Grimoires”
    2. UNLIGHT (Germany) "Fukked By The Devil” (2:49) from the album "Inferno”
    3. WEIRD FATE (Germany) "Schmach” (4:40) from the demo "Seelennacht”
    4. KNOWHERE (Swiss) "April 14th, 9:15 a.m.” (4:04) from the album "The Mascot”
    5. WOLFCHANT (Germany) "Clan Of Cross” (5:20) from the album "Bloody Tales Of Disgraced Lands”
    6. SUFFERING SOULS (Germany) "Escape Into A World Of Dreams” (6:31) from the album "Escape Into A World Of Dreams”
    7. CONVERGENCE (Austria) "Clockwork Paradise” (4:43) from the album "Mankind”
    8. SCHATTENDASEIN (Germany) "Im Abglanz der Wälder“ (7:59) from the album "Zorngebor´n“
    9. NEBELHORN (Germany) "Asgard” (3:45) from the minialbum "Utgard”
    10. ODROERIR (Germany) „Odroerir” (5:19) from the album "Götterlieder”
    11. HORN (Germany) "Die Schänke tief im Laubwald” (8:06) from the upcoming album
    12. KLABAUTAMANN (Germany) "The River” (4:04) from the album "Der Ort”
    13. BALTAK (Australia) "World Burning” (5:16) from the album "Macedonian War”
    14. BLACK MESSIAH (Germany) "Feld der Ehre” (4:38) from the album "The Oath Of A Warrior”

  • “Rainbow Six: Lockdown Soundtrack” to be Released November 15th Through Calvin Records

    Produced By Fear Factory’s Raymond Herrera, CD to Feature Such Heavy-Hitters as Soilwork, Chimaira Trivium, Strapping Young Lad and More

    What do you get when you mix Fear Factory, Trivium, Chimaira and Soilwork with the likes of Killing Zone, Strapping Young Lad and Not Forgotten? One bad-ass metal compilation that is sure to shake the music industry to its core. Produced by Fear Factory drummer Raymond Herrera and partner Laddie Ervin (3Volution Productions), these artists and more will be featured on the new “Rainbow Six: Lockdown Soundtrack” which hits stores November 15th courtesy of Calvin Records.

    Rainbow Six is currently one of the top-selling video games for PSP, X-Box, Game Cube and Playstation 2. Its accompanying soundtrack is just one of few that has been released as a stand-alone compilation. However Herrera, who founded 3Volution, a voice-over, music and sound effects company for the video game industry, says that he sees the “Rainbow Six: Lockdown Soundtrack” as just the beginning of a new trend in entertainment.

    “There’s a natural synergy between the gaming world and the music business,” he says. “With all of the advances in technology and the lines quickly being blurred, I believe that relationships like this are going to become the norm and not the exception. I am just excited to be on the ground floor of it all.”

    The soundtrack includes some of the bands’ biggest hits like Soilwork’s “Stabbing the Drama,” Chimaira’s “Eyes of a Criminal” and Not Forgotten’s “Waiting.” Fear Factory recorded the exclusive track “Lockdown” as well as their version of the Rainbow Six theme just for the album.

    Being distributed to all major chains, independents and big-box outlets, the “Rainbow Six: Lockdown Soundtrack” will also include a bonus DVD with four music videos, live interviews with Herrera, a virtual comic, e-coupon and a game trailer as part of the label’s value-added packaging plan.

    “We wanted to give consumers something that was truly unique,” said Mike Catain, president of Calvin Records. “I believe that this is an important project for both the video game and music communities.”

    While this release is Calvin Records’ first within the video game industry, Catain says that it certainly isn’t its last. "This release emphasizes Calvin's Video Game Soundtrack initiative. We are actively pursuing companies and bands that can bring us into this world,” he said.

    The official tracklisting includes:

    All My Life - Killing Zone
    Lockdown - Fear Factory
    Unstable - Kush
    Never Forget - Not Forgotten
    Game Over - Last Amanda
    Waiting - Not Forgotten
    Rainbow Six Lockdown Theme - Fear Factory
    Stabbing the Drama - Soilwork
    Like Light to the Flies - Trivium
    Door 2:12 - Mnemic
    The Color of Money - Bury Your Dead
    Love? - Strapping Young Lad
    The Heart and Shape - 36 Crazyfist
    Eyes of a Criminal - Chimaira
    I Could Care Less - Devil Driver
    Rainbow Six Theme - Bill Brown

    For more information about the “Rainbow Six: Lockdown Soundtrack”, visit www.calvinrecords.com or www.3volution.us.

  • YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Dates for National Tour

    World-Class Guitarist Touring Behind Two New Releases:
    “Unleash the Fury” CD &
    “Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra” DVD

    Taking some time off after his last album “Attack!!”, Yngwie Malmsteen emerged this year with not one but two new releases and has now added a national tour to his list of things to do for 2005. Revealing dates for a national routing that will take him from Jacksonville to San Francisco in as little as two-months, Yngwie plans to stay on the road through 2006 in support of his two new projects “Unleash the Fury” and “Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra DVD”.

    “Unleash the Fury”, which hit stores July 26th through Spitfire Records, has been receiving rave reviews from critics and fans alike and has even been hailed as one of his best works to date. In fact, Guitar Player magazine wrote, “Unleash the Fury will delight his hardcore fans…The record is a straight-up metal affair with Malmsteen’s incendiary neo-classical thumbprint inhabiting every nook and cranny.”

    Also being released this year is Yngwie’s long-awaited “Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra” DVD which was filmed in 2001 with the New Japan Philharmonic, conducted by Taizo Takemoto. Initially only released overseas, North American fans are eagerly awaiting its arrival here on November 1st. Malmsteen has performed his concerto suite live with an orchestra just seven times. An interview with Malmsteen is included as a special bonus feature.

    Channeling the energy from both of these projects, Malmsteen says that this tour will be like nothing anyone has ever witnessed before. And, if his stage show is as intricate and exciting as his latest releases, then fans are definitely in for a big surprise!

    Catch the legendary Yngwie Malmsteen at a city near you.


    Wednesday, October 26th Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
    Thursday, October 27th West Palm Beach, FL Carefree Theatre
    Saturday, October 29th St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
    Monday, October 31st Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
    Wednesday, November 2nd Houston, TX The Meridian
    Thursday, November 3rd Dallas, TX Grenada Theatre
    Sunday, November 6th Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
    Monday, November 7th Tucson, AZ City Limits
    Wednesday, November 9th San Francisco, CA The Independent
    Friday, November 11th Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theatre
    Saturday, November 12th Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
    Monday, November 14th Los Angeles, CA Avalon Hollywood
    Thursday, November 17th Indianapolis, IN The Music Mill
    Friday, November 18th Cleveland, OH Odeon Concert Club
    Saturday, November 19th Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
    Sunday, November 20th Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
    Wednesday, November 23rd Westbury, NY North Fork Theatre
    Saturday, November 26th Poughkeepsie, NY Mid-Hudson Civic Center
    Monday, November 28th Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
    Thursday, December 1st New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
    Friday, December 2nd Danbury, CT Premier Music Hall
    Saturday, December 3rd Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live


  • MOTÖRHEAD: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Expanded Editions

    Available November 11th through Sanctuary Records

    Classic Motörhead Albums Receive Special Treatment With Bonus Tracks, Re-Mastering And Extensive Liner Notes

    30 years ago, a man called “Lemmy” created something ugly, loud and legendary. That something was Motörhead.

    In celebration of three decades of one of the most underrated, influential, and downright noisy bands to ever walk the face of the planet, Sanctuary Records presents commemorative, 30th anniversary editions of some of Motörhead’s most important and memorable albums, as well as a collection of BBC archive recordings and vintage performances from the 70s and 80s. Overkill, Bomber, Ace Of Spades, Iron Fist and No Remorse have all been faithfully restored and enhanced for the momentous occasion.

    Debuting in 1976 after Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister was unceremoniously ejected from the space-rock band Hwawkwind, Motörhead was certainly something “different”. “Different” in a good way, of course. The band invented a musical genre known, appropriately enough, as “speed metal”. Fast, crude, in-your-face and abrasive as hell, there had never been anything else quite like Motörhead.

    With the release of Overkill in 1979, Motörhead introduced the lineup that would create some of the most important hard music albums ever written: Lemmy on bass and grinding vocal duties, “Fast” Eddie Clarke on guitar and “Philthy” Phil Taylor on drums. It seems only fitting that the first album to feature this legendary unit should receive the deluxe edition treatment. Such memorable tracks as “Overkill”, “Stay Clean”, “Damage Case” and “Tear Ya Down” are given a high-profile presentation, while a second disc of bonus tracks, including b-sides and BBC radio performances makes this release worth having.

    Bomber, Motörhead’s second 1979 release and the album made famous by the unique “bomber” shaped lighting rig that highlighted the accompanying tour, features such awesome songs as “Bomber” and “Stone Dead Forever”, as well as a bonus disc featuring b-sides, alternate versions of album tracks, and the “Golden Years” EP.

    1980’s Ace Of Spades again features fully re-mastered takes of the entire original album, including the seminal title track, perhaps Motörhead’s most well-known anthem, as well as multiple alternate versions of many of the album’s standout tracks and BBC radio session outtakes.

    Iron Fist, originally released in 1982, features a bonus disc with a full live set performed in 1982 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.

    No Remorse, a “best-of” collection originally released in 1984, now features bonus tracks “Under The Knife”, “Masterplan” and two tracks “No Class” and “Stand By Your Man” with guest vocals by shock rock icon Wendy O’Williams.

    Finally, the BBC Live & In-Session features 2 discs comprising 5 unique BBC recording sessions of Motörhead classics recorded between 1978 and 1986.

    In 30 years, Motörhead has done as much as any ten lesser bands and is still going strong. Such a unique legacy deserves recognition and celebration, and the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Expanded Editions are an appropriate tribute to such a storied career.

    For more information, visit:

  • The Ultimate VENOM Box Set, MMV

    Available November 8th Through Sanctuary Records

    Many bands have seemingly made a deal with the devil to mark their place in the annals of heavy metal history, but Venom was perhaps the first to outwardly flaunt such a pact and easily among the most influential. With their 1981 debut album “Welcome To Hell” and the ominous chant of, “Evil…In league with Satan!,” Venom declared war on the status quo, spit in the face of the very notion of common decency, and set the pace for what was to come in the world of extreme music. The British trio of alcohol-fueled, evil-minded wild men created a legacy unlike any other, coining the phrase “black metal” and influencing such juggernauts as Slayer and Metallica. Indeed, the very image of Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon, as well as the pentagrams and inverted crosses that adorned their album covers, helped bring an image and an attitude to heavy metal that is still poignant to this day. MMV is a long overdue, four disc testament to the legacy of Venom.

    MMV is a trek into the past, featuring demos, outtakes, rarities, a radio interview and alternative versions of songs. Such impactful Venom classics as “Black Metal”, “In League With Satan”, “Live Like An Angel (Die Like A Devil)”, “Welcome To Hell”, “Bloodlust” and “Acid Queen” are all represented in fully re-mastered form. Also included is a full disc of material from the Assault album series. Re-mastered and assembled by Cronos himself, the four disc collection comes packaged in a 6”x12” box, emblazoned with Venom’s distinct logo and baphomet design. The box set includes a 60 page booklet and collector’s poster. MMV’s release comes at a very appropriate time: 2005 marks the 25th anniversary of Venom’s storied career. Any metal enthusiast should make room in their collection for this audio-history of a band that changed the face of metal forever.

    For more information, visit:


  • SPV USA is proud to bring you a true heavy metal event:

    Undoubtedly one of the most influential heavy metal bands to spring forth from the 1980s, HELLOWEEN proves to be one of the primary architects of today's power metal sound. Combining the melodic elements of masters like Judas Priest with the hard-edged speed metal sensibilities of the early thrash scene, HELLOWEEN crystallized these sonic ingredients into one singular force, becoming legends in the process.

    Formed in Hamburg, Germany by guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath, bassist Markus Grosskopf, and drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg, HELLOWEEN released its self-titled debut in early 1985. The band soon found an international audience with its full-length "Walls of Jericho" album, as fans and critics gushed over the band's thrash-fueled interpretation of classic heavy metal. The band was ready for the big time, and evidently, the big time was ready for them as well!

    In 1987, the arrival of "Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1" was a landmark recording and the single most influential power metal album to date. It proved to be an inspiration to the next generation of metal musicians worldwide and is still revered today. Extensive global touring cemented their place among the greats, and the band set off to out-do themselves once again with "Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2."

    While the world was opening up to their sound, internal troubles at the time kept the band from moving into the upper stratosphere: line-up changes (including the passing of original drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg) proved a major challenge to the band, yet rather than quit, they simply re-invented themselves. Over the next decade, HELLOWEEN went on to release some startlingly forward-thinking and experimental metal records, with the group always trying to push their abilities as songwriters.

    Today, all has come full-circle with the release of "Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy." This double-album is perhaps the truest reflection of the career of the band, combining their sincere hard-edged metal sensibilities with a flair for crafting memorable melodies that often wander far outside of the traditional. Forget the standard 'focus tracks' and the like: this album is meant to be enjoyed as a whole, as any great metal record should be. This is a undeniably grand return for the masters of HELLOWEEN!



    These guys are really something special… way out there for some, even more way out there for others. But they rock, they entertain, and they are clever and funny. And they are signed to NUCLEAR BLAST now! The next release will be the Live-DVD/CD "Zu alt" (German for "Too old") on Nov 11 including a new single called 'Wir werden' ("We will").

  • DIMMU BORGIR's new "Stormblåst" is coming

    DIMMU BORGIR will shortly be filming a video for the track 'Sorgens Kammer - Del II', which is one of the two new tracks included on the updated, re-recorded version of their 1996 album, »Stormblåst« due on Nov 4.

    The other new track on »Stormblåst« is 'Avmaktslave', the package also contains a live DVD from last year's Ozzfest.

    DIMMU BORGIR are scheduled to begin writing material for their next studio album this fall for a tentative late 2006 release. The CD will be "a full story/concept album," according to the group. Meanwhile the band are also working on several side projects.

  • SADUS: New Album To Include Guest Appearance By TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY - Oct. 20, 2005

    Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS have completed work on their new album, "Out for Blood", tentatively due early next year via Holland's Mascot Records.

    Commented SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio: "Just wanted to say that finally, our new album is fucking done! No one knows how long I've been dying to type those exact words. So here it is, new SADUS 'Out For Blood' — eleven new songs, some bonus crap and a cool behind the scenes video are all comprising the fifth album.

    "Man, I know it's so cliché to say this...but this is by far our best-sounding shit... Holy crap, we're psyched for you to get some of this shyssa (scheiße)! Hopefully the wait will be worth it when you get infected from the contagious brutal aggression found through all the varying songs. Some raging bear vocals to be found on one courtesy of crazy Chuck Billy [TESTAMENT].

    "We finished [the new CD] at Trident Studios here in California, and now it's gone into production in the Netherlands and will be officially released by Mascot Records in late January/early February 2006. The new domain, www.sadus.us, foreseeably will be up before the end of the year."

    SADUS worked on the new album with producer Børge Finstad (MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR, VINTERSORG, EXTOL), engineer Juan Urteaga and manager Rob Lewis. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 1997's "Elements of Anger" include "Sick" and "Out for Blood".

  • Liv Kristine sings duet with Marco Hietala of NIGHTWISH

    Last weekend former WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboarder Martijn Westerhold visited the Mastersound Studio. Together with producer Alexander Krull the recordings of LIV KRISTINE's vocals for two songs of Westerhold's new project DELAIN were done. One of the tracks is a duet with Marco Hietala, male singer and bass player of NIGHTWISH. The album of DELAINwill be released on Roadrunner Records in 2006.

    LEAVES' EYES Tourdates:
    Date Cntr City Location Bands

    02.12. RUS St.Petersburg Port Club Atrocity
    03.12. RUS Moscow Point Club Atrocity
    10.12. CH Islikon C4 Atrocity
    15.12. D Karlsruhe Festhalle Durlach Subway to Sally
    16.12. D Munich Georg Elser Halle Subway to Sally
    17.12. A Vienna Arena Subway to Sally
    18.12. D Dresden Alter Schlachthof Subway to Sally
    19.12. D Frankfurt Batschkapp Subway to Sally
    20.12. D Köln Live Music Hall Subway to Sally
    21.12. D Dortmund Soundgarden Subway to Sally
    26.12. D Losheim/Saar Alte Eisenbahnhalle Subway to Sally
    27.12. D Bremen Aladin Subway to Sally
    28.12. D Braunschweig Jolly Joker Subway to Sally
    29.12. D B. Salzungen Pressenwerk Subway to Sally
    30.12. D Potsdam Lindenpark Subway to Sally

November 6th, 2005
  • NEBULA returns from nationwide tour; new album nearing completion

    Acclaimed L.A. cosmic rock trio Nebula just completed a three-week nationwide tour that saw them sharing stages with such groups as The Thieves, Honky, Nashville Pussy and Zeke, as well as performing a CMJ showcase in New York City at the legendary CBGB's nightclub. Before leaving home, the group played the annual Sunset Junction festival in Silver Lake, Calif., alongside the likes of New York Dolls, Eagles of Death Metal and Burning Brides. That show came on the heels of Nebula's performance at the ESPN X-Games a few weeks earlier.

    In other news, the group has finished recording Apollo, the follow-up to the 2003 critical favorite Atomic Ritual. Produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones, Misfits, L7) and recorded at Hollywood Sound Recorders (Danzig, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers), the album - which will be released in early 2006 - will include songs such as "Loose Cannon," "Fever Frey," "The Alchemist" and "Lightbringer." A demo version of the latter is available on the new Liquor and Poker Music label sampler, "The Best Damn Rock N' Roll Sampler Ever! Vol. 2," which is available free with any purchase at www.liquorandpokermusic.com. (It's also a free bonus CD available inside the new Fireball Ministry album.)

  • DEICIDE: Glen Benton Featured on Roadrunner's United The All Star Sessions

    New York - Earache and Deicide's very own master of evil Glen Benton recently contributed to the ground-breaking 25 year anniversary spectacular Roadrunner artist collaboration, "Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions" CD and DVD, which will see a release October 11th. The album features 4 "Team Captains" - Joey Jordison (Slipknot, Murderdolls), Robert Flynn (Machine Head, Soulfly), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory) and Matthew K. Heafy (Trivium), working with an astounding 55 artists from 42 groups to form 18 tracks of absolute supergroups.

    Glen Benton is featured on the track "Annihilation by the Hands of God" which also featured Marr DeVries on rhythm guitar (Chiamara), Rob Barret on rhythm guitar (Malevolent Creation), James Murphy performing a guitar solo (Obituary, Death), Steve DiGiorgio on fretless bass (Death) and Joey Jordison on drums (Slipknot, Murderdolls).

    Deicide released 8 albums through Roadrunner records, including the genre defining "Once Upon a Cross" before joining the ranks of Earache records in November 2002 and then releasing their Earache debut "Scars Of The Crucifix" in Febuary of 2004.

    Decide's Earache records debut "Scars Of The Crucifix" is available in Stores now on CD and LP.

  • ANTIMATTER has made available for download from their official site (www.anitmatter.tk), 'Antimatter 06 06 03', a free virtual video release filmed before a live audience in 2003.

    The live tracks are: 'The Last Laugh,' 'Going Nowhere / Destiny,' 'In Stone' and 'Empty.'

    To save files to your hard-drive, right click song title and select 'Save Target As'. Files are WMV and are around 25MG each. You may require a recent version of Windows Media Player. Once all 4 videos are added to the playlist, pressing ALT and ENTER will set the player into full-screen mode.

    The band’s most recent offering Planetary Confinement has received rave reviews for its solemn and bleak atmosphere, a journey that is dark and full of emotions.

  • Los Angeles aggro-rockers CRISIS are on the road and ready to leave a heavy body count as they criss-cross North America as part of The World AbomiNations Tour. Along with veteran Bay Area thrash legends Exodus as headliners, Crisis is sharing the stage with Canada’s 80’s-fueled metal regime 3 Inches Of Blood and heavyweights Watch Them Die. Dates shown at the tour section below.

    In other Crisis news, Crisis regrets to announce the departure of Gia Wang, our bass player for the last 12 years. Due to family commitments Gia will be unable to continue to be a part of the Crisis collective. The band wishes Gia well in all his future endeavors. Nick Weitzel, a friend of the band, will be filling in on bass guitar for the Exodus tour. Crisis will hold auditions for a permanent bass player position starting in November.

    We are looking for an aggressive player who can perform with a live intensity as well as be a creative force in our improvisational style of songwriting. We prefer a player that uses a pick unless you think you are the next Cliff Burton.


    2.) You must learn the following 4 Crisis songs on your own and send either an AUDIO or VIDEO with AUDIO RECORDING of you playing "A Graveyard for Bitches", "Waking the Dead", "Politics of Domination" and "Nomad".

    Send submissions to:
    Crisis Bass Player Auditions
    c/o The End Records
    331 Rio Grande #58
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA

    If you are invited to audition you will have to make your own way to California. All candidates must be willing to relocate to Southern California.

    Official Website: www.crisissite.com

  • NOVEMBERS DOOM and Keen Of The Crow (featuring former members of MORGION) are the latest acts to be confirmed for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.

    Also scheduled to appear are Finland's Moonsorrow, Ireland's Primordial, Sweden's Thyrfing, The Chasm, Typhus and Todesbonden. Additional acts will be announced soon.

    Official site: http://www.novembersdoom.com

  • STEREOXYDE new album "La création de l'homme V2.0" is coming soon (Brennus Music).

    More information http://stereoxyde.free.fr

  • ORIGIN in search of new drummer and guitarist....

    Due to personal & creative differences, Clinton Appelhanz & James King have resigned from the band. I would like to personaly thank these guys for their dedication & hard work to this project & let people know that Echoes of Decimation could not have been done without them.

    I am currently looking for replacements in each position respectively for Guitar/Vox & Percussion...serious inquiries only....

    Contact me @ [email protected]

  • SAPROGENIC is finished up in the studio and all that needs to be done now is to get it mastered. I must say this is one brutal S.O.B. this album exceeded my expectations in every way and it still hasn't been mastered. The mastering is going to be finished by the 20th of October at the latest. Should be done at the same time the artwork is done and will go out to press shortly thereafter. An MP3 will be posted as soon as the mastering is finished. An exact release date is not set at this time but will be out in November.

  • BEYOND FATAL is also finished in the studio and the album is completely mixed and mastered and ready to go. I will be posting an MP3 on the site in a couple days. Flawless very heavy sounding final product and same as the Saprogenic release... it has exceeded my expectations. The artwork is being finalized and should be ready by mid October. I expect a mid November release date for the album. I will post more info soon.

  • New BLIND MYSELF videoclip

    There's a new BLIND MYSELF videoclip on http://www.blindmyself.com

    Check it out!

  • HELL WITHIN's Video for "Bleeding Me Black" available online!!

    Hell Within's video for the song "Bleeding Me Black" from their Lifeforce debut record "Asylum of the Human Predator" is now available online! The video was directed by Ian McFarland and Anthony Moreschi of the highly acclaimed video production outfit Killswitch Productions (Cannae, All That Remains, Blood For Blood, Agnostic Front.)

    For more information on Hell Within, please visit:


  • Betray the Light Vinyl Has Arrived!!!

    Hails Fiends!

    The Betray the Light 7" Ep is now available. The record contains 4 demo tracks recorded in 2004 and features truly sinister art from Mark Riddick. The tracks were recorded by our own Big Metal Dave Johnson in his rural "Bad Back Studios" in remote Medina Ohio and are pissed as hell. This should tide you over as we continue to work on our next full length. Go to www.soullessdomain.com for details and ordering info. As always visit the site for Show info, free mp3's, or to drop us harassing e-mails.

    That's all for now...
    'Til Death,
    The Soulless Thrash Assault

    P.O. Box 347417, Parma, Ohio 44134


    Join the Soulless Legions today!

  • Magick Records and Armageddon Music Present Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004

    The Wacken Open Air festival is Europe’s largest annual music festival and has featured some of the most prominent hard music acts on Earth. The festival attracts over 30,000 fans a year and is one of the most prestigious and respected events of its kind. The 2004 festival saw Wacken celebrating its 15th anniversary and boasted such prominent acts as Motörhead, Dio, Anthrax, Children Of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse, Nevermore and Mayhem. The Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004 triple cd and double dvd sets document this momentous occasion. Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004 is the only way to experience the sights and sounds of Wacken this side of the Atlantic.

    A full track list includes:
    DISC 1
    1. Anthrax - Indians
    2. Anthrax - Only
    3. Destruction - Nailed To The Cross
    4. Children Of Bodom - Sixpounder
    5. Cannibal Corpse - Gallery Of Suicide
    6. Mayhem - Pagan Fears
    7. Death Angel - Thicker Than Blood
    8. Unleashed - To Aasgard We Fly
    9. Orphanage - Five Crystals
    10. Ektomorf - I Know Them
    11. Ektomorf - Destroy
    12. Bal Sagoth - The Emperial Lexicon
    13. Mnemic - Ghost
    14. Cathedral - Stained Glass Horizon

    DISC 2
    1. Dio - Holy Diver
    2. Dio - Don’t Talk To Strangers
    3. Nevermore - Enemies Of Reality
    4. Doro - Für Immer
    5. Kotipelko - Reasons
    6. Mystic Prophecy - In The Land Of The Dead
    7. Brainstorm - Hollow Hideaway
    8. Motörhead - We Are Motörhead
    9. Motörhead - Life’s A Bitch
    10. Paragon - Green Hell
    11. Weinhold - Strike
    12. Feinstein - Rebelution
    13. J.B.O. - Arschloch Und Spaß Dabei
    14. Blaze Bailey - Fear Of The Dark

    DISC 3
    1. Vanguard - Forgive
    2. Reckless Tide - Death Train
    3. Reckless Tide - Equality
    4. Griffin - The Sentence
    5. Hobbs Angel Of Death - Crucifiction
    6. Dr. Rock - Wicked Show
    7. Dr. Rock - Dr. Rock
    8. Everfest - See Me Rising
    9. Sufferage - Civilized
    10. Gun Barrel - Only A Passenger
    11. Gutbucket - 82 Hourse Bus Hellride
    12. Gutbucket - You Never Know
    13. Supersoma - Missing Nola
    14. Thora - Christ Abuse
    15. Methedras - Wreck ‘n’ Roll
    16. Zodiac Mindwarp - Like A Hurricane
    17. Raunchy - Summer Of Overload
    18. Eläkeläiset - Humppa (Jump)

  • DORNENREICH - Hexenwind (limited edition Digipak CD / CD out 18.November 2005, Prophecy)

    Nearly five years after the release of "Her von welken Nächten", DORNENREICH will release their long-announced new album "Hexenwind" on November 18th, 2005. Content-wise, this new work will see a mystical deepening of "Her von welken Nächten" and the track "Reime faucht der Märchensarg."

    While the atmosphere of "Hexenwind" is essentially melancholic, hypnotic, and measured, musically you could describe it as the total opposite of the quick-tempered and eternally young album "Her von welken Nächten." What Evíga is whispering in our ear in the track "Zu Träumen wecke sich, wer kann" can be considered as the essence of "Hexenwind": "Exercise in fantasy, make use of the ancient art."

    "Hexenwind" will be released as a CD and as a limited Digipak CD (with silver embossing) on the Prophecy label.


  • TENHI - III - Maaäet" (2006, Prophecy)

    The new TENHI album "Maaäet" is re-scheduled to early 2006. The album once again sees them combining dark Finnish folk music with Progressive-Rock and Post-Rock influences, but this time their music has a less shamanic feel than on their previous outing, "Väre" -- instead, TENHI are closer to the approach of their debut album, "Kauan." On "Maaäet", TENHI use more vocals than ever before, and they place additional emphasis on instruments such as piano or violin.


  • King's X "Ogre Tones" debuted on the Billboard charts this week.

    King's X debuted on the Billboard chart this week. There awesome new album, "Ogre Tones," debuted at #9 on the Hard Music Album chart and #30 on the Independent Record Label chart.

    King's X' US tour kicks off in a couple weeks.

    10/19 - The Nick, Birmingham, AL
    10/21 - Gatsby's Cafe and Saloon, Johnson City, TN
    10/22 - Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC
    10/23 - Satellite Ballroom, Charlottesville, VA
    10/25 - 8x10, Baltimore, MD
    10/27 - Harper’s Ferry, Allston, MA
    10/28 - Brooklyn Music Terminal, Brooklyn, NY
    10/29 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
    10/30 - The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
    11/01 - The Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
    11/02 - The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
    11/04 - Jaxx, SpringField, VA
    11/05 - Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
    11/06 - The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
    11/09 - The Agora Theater, Cleveland, OH
    11/18 - Martyrs', Chicago, IL
    11/25 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO

    *More dates will be added soon.

  • RESUSCITATOR tour, news, and more.


    The conjuration has begun: our upcoming CD entitled, “Three Lords Seven Days” is now being recorded by ourselves and will contain the ten epic tracks that follow:

    In Darkness
    Crusades to Immortality
    Into the Pentagram - Samael
    Kingdom of the Ancient Lords
    Sign of Evil Existence - Rotting Christ
    Lock the Gates of Heaven
    Three Lords...Seven Days
    As We Conquer (Re-recorded version)
    Hell’s Storms – (Live Rehearsal ‘05)
    Father of Obscurity - (Live Rehearsal ‘05)

    Samples will be available when they are ready. In the mean time, visit our merchandise section for new T Shirts –excellent for provocative wearing in our crumbling complex society.

    This winter we will join Grecian masters Rotting Christ for a U.S. tour. We will keep you posted.

    Keep The Black Flame Burning High!!!

    www.resuscitator.net - new website

  • ***ANVIL***

    ***EUROPEAN TOUR 2005***


    18th Nov. GERMANY NORTH - TBA
    24th Nov. BUDAPEST - HUNGARY// TBA
    25th Nov. SKC, BEOGRAD - SERBIA - CONFIRMED // !!!! NEW DATE !!!!

    SEE YOU IN TOUR!!!!!

    Info tickets: www.solmusic-production.com
    Anvil website: www.anvilmetal.tk
    Phantom-x website: www.phantom-x.net

  • REVEREND Set To Audition David Wayne's Brother

    San Antonio, Texas, October 12, 2005 – Rumors have been abounding on our exhaustive search for a new vocalist replacing the late David Wayne. We would like to make it clear…we have not selected anyone yet.

    Additionally, the brother of late legendary front man David Wayne (ex-METAL CHURCH), Dennis, will be auditioning during the weekend of Nov 4, 2005. We are excited about the possibilities. Dennis will be treated as our other prospects and will be put through the “grinder” during his tryout.

    Guitarist Davey Lee (also of BYFIST) had this to say, “…we are keyed up about the possibilities. DC will be coming to Texas in the next few weeks and we hope there will be magic when he auditions.”

  • INTO ETERNITY Wrap Up Fourth 2005 North American Tour

    “Buried in Oblivion is a defiantly original work filled with stunning musical virtuosity and truly original ideas.” – Revolver

    Canada’s progressive death metal band INTO ETERNITY have wrapped up their fourth 2005 North American tour supporting their latest album Buried Into Oblivion. This year the band has been privileged to share the stage with metal veterans Amorphis, Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, Hammerfall, Edguy and now Stratovarius. Drummer Adam Sagan commented, “The tour is winding down, and we have had a freakin’ blast. We’ve seen old friends, and have made plenty of new ones. It’s also been killer seeing a lot of you returning to see us. The Stratovarius guys are great, but since the bands had really different touring schedules (we drove our van and they had a bus) we didn’t have a lot of opportunities to get to know them… until we closed down Seattle’s Studio Seven drinking together.

    “Just when we thought we would be going home and ending the year on a high note with Stratovarius, we were given the honor of playing two weeks with Opeth and Nevermore: truly a dream come true. Personally I could tour with either band and die happy, but touring with both together come on…”

    INTO ETERNITY will begin working on Buried In Oblivion’s follow up album after finishing the Opeth / Nevermore tour. For more information please contact me directly.

    w/Opeth & Nevermore
    10/31 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
    11/01 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
    11/02 Saratoga Winners – Latham, NY
    11/03 Webster Hall – New York, NY
    11/04 Showplace Theatre – Buffalo, NY
    11/05 Jaxx – Springfield – VA
    11/06 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
    11/07 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
    11/08 Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre – Atlanta, GA
    11/09 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
    11/11 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    11/12 Boomerz Boiler Room – Seminole, FL

  • Unexpect Recording Update

    Only one week of recording left before the mix....we finally arrive at destination after a long and rather intense trip in Audioland.

    The new album is officially going to be titled " In a Flesh Aquarium ".

    We're completely satisfied with the multi-environmental mood of the album....some heads will explode…or melt…or just stay exactly as they were before listening to the album because of some static electricity problem with the balloons. As some of you may know, it's not my birthday, but anyway…I like it that way….ooohhh…when it rains on a naked brain….
    We'll play 2 new songs from the upcoming album at the Day of the Equinox....t'will be funnnnnnnnn...

    And I'd say that, if life was not so lively, I would be dead or stuck with a predatory smile looking intently at some nice bolts and gears in a doll factory….Hummmm…were was I…..

    Oh yes….talking about a music band…

    We're still playing instruments and like the sound of it.

    See ya..
    [email protected]

  • RESURRECTURIS "The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell" European 2005

    October/November 2005 Resurrecturis gets a co-headlining slot on the last leg of the Vital Remains European “Vital Brutality” tour. Starting from October 23 Resurrecturis will perform in Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Switzerland, France, Latvia, Lithuania and Greece.

    Prepare to experience the power of a band that has the experience of veterans of the scene and the freshness and energy of newcomers!

    23/10 Berlin (D) – K17
    24/10 Torun (Pol) – Od Nowa
    25/10 Warschau (Pol) – Progresia
    26/10 Lodz (Pol) - Dekompresja
    27/10 Wroclaw (Pol) – Diabolique
    28/10 Katowice (Pol) – Mega Club
    29/10 Zilina (Sk) – Sk Death Fest II
    30/10 Belgrad (Serbia) – SKC
    31/10 Sarajevo (BH) – UDBA-Centar
    01/11 Rieka (Cro) – Tocka
    02/11 Pratteln (Ch) – Z7
    03/11 Paris (Fr) – Espace Curial
    04/11 Krefeld (D) – Schymis Pub
    05/11 Halle (D) – tba
    06/11 Torgau (D) – Kulturbastion
    08/11 Riga (Lv) – Kabata Club
    09/11 Vilnius (Lt) – Mulen Ruzes
    12/11 Athens (Gr) – tba
    13/11 Thessaloniki (Gr) - tba

    Janos Murri vocals + lead guitar
    Carlo Strappa rhythmic guitar
    Manuel Coccia bass
    Omar Moretti drums

    [email protected]

November 5th, 2005
  • TRISTWOOD sign with Sound Riot Records
    (Apocalyptic Metal from Austria)

    Tristwood sign with Sound Riot Records. We are proud to add this new act to our label, an Austrian band combining the brutality and speed of the Black and Death Metal with the abysmal atmosphere of Industrial. Essential for fans of Behemoth, The Amenta, Samael, Nile or Anaal Nathrakh. Apocalyptic Metal, a soundtrack for the end of the world.

    Currently the band is finishing the mixing process of their new album entitled "The Delphic Doctrine" that is scheduled to out in the beginning of 2006. The album will feature 8 songs plus intro and outro in almost 45 minutes of furious onslaught!!!

    An excerpt of the upcoming album can to be listened to Downloads section of our website or through this link:
    Click Here





    We are pleased to announce that Exulcerate (TX) and Decrypt (IN) have been added to the fest line-up! There will be a fest pre-party on July 20, 2006 at The Canopy Club featuring 5-6 bands! Free entry to this pre-party show with the purchase of a 2-day pass! So mark your calendar and enjoy 3 days of brutal death metal if you can! More information will become available once tickets go sale! Thanks!

    Laura aka The Mistress & Matt Bishop
    The Central Illinois Metalfest 2006

  • VH1 To Air Four-Part 'Definitive History' Of Heavy Metal

    VH1 has announced plans to launch "VH1 Rock Docs", an all-new slate of high-end feature-length programs in 2006. Each of the docs will reveal an untold story in the history of rock and hip-hop music, combining never-before-seen footage with a unique and unconventional narrative approach. The documentaries will tell some of the most unique stories of the artists and music from a wide range of genres, styles, and musical perspectives. The "VH1 Rock Docs" slated for premiere in 2006 include a four-hour definitive history of heavy metal, "The U.S. vs. John Lennon", "The Last Days of Lisa Lopes" and "DMC: The Real Me". Additional documentaries will be announced shortly. A brief synopsis of the heavy metal documentary reads as follows:

    "What Ken Burns did for jazz, VH1 does for heavy metal — only a lot louder. This four-part documentary traces the evolution of heavy metal music and culture from BLACK SABBATH to WHITE ZOMBIE, from LED ZEP to DEF LEP, from MOTÖRHEAD to MASTODON. In the same vein as VH1's critically acclaimed 2004 hip-hop chronicle, 'And You Don't Stop', this documentary series will use interviews, verite moments and vintage footage to bring metal's history to life, told from the perspective of the musicians, promoters, writers and fans who have kept metal's flame alive for four decades."

  • Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE) will reportedly be taking over the guitarist slot in DIO on the remainder of the band's current European tour beginning with the October 6 show in Eindhoven, Holland. A moderator for Aldrich's official message board has posted the following message on Doug's web site:

    "Well, Doug was looking forward to a break after theWHITESNAKE tour but at the last minute, it seems he has been asked to fill in on the DIO tour in Europe.

    "There aren't a lot of details on my end but Doug confirmed that he has gotten the call to come over to Europe [as soon as possible]. While currently a member of WHITESNAKE, Doug has informed David [Coverdale, WHITESNAKE frontman] of the situation and has been given the OK to go. Doug will be joining Ronnie on the tour starting October 6th in Eindhoven Holland.

    "I have no details on the situation regarding the current DIO guitarist Craig [Goldy], but will let you know when I have more information."

    Meanwhile, the following message was posted on the Dio Message Board by a fan who attended DIO's concert in Minsk, Belarus (former Soviet Union) on Sunday (October 2):

    "They played 'Tarot Woman', of course... But no 'Stargazer' of 'Gates of Babylon' in Minsk! Yesterday there was only ONE encore!!!! ('Man on a Silver Mountain' and 'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll'). After that every person in group looked at [Craig] Goldy and [the show] soon finished. I saw that Goldy was not on the legs after the concert: two men [took] him away... And I read yesterday some reviews [in the] Russian [media] about two [other] concerts in Samara and in Moscow. And in every review there was a small [paragraph] about Goldy's behavior!!!! So, it is very strange. Maybe some problems with health? Or drunken [behavior]? Every gig??"

  • SAXON frontman Biff Byford has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

    "Well, it's about time I said something!

    "First of all, I would like to say 'Thank you' to everybody who sent messages after the fire it was a bad period in our lives but you have to go on and try and make something good from out of the bad. We are now in a new house much bigger than the last one and everybody is starting to put their lives back together. The fire started at five in the morning when we were all in bed [you may believe this or not?] But somebody or something shouted 'Wake up' really loud and I just shot up bolt upright. The room was full of smoke. I woke my wife and we got the children out of there bedrooms by this time the flames were dropping though the ceiling so we had a very lucky escape. Who it was I do not know. I have lost both my parents and some good friends along the way.

    "Anyway, that's how it was.

    "On a lighter note, Nigel [Glockler] is back in the band after 7-8 years we have been rehearsing in the U.K. and it sounds great like he never left! We have to say farewell to Jörg [Michael, STRATOVARIUS] who has left the voyage early and we did not have time say a drunken farewell, but we will real soon, Jörg.

    "Anyway, we are all looking forward to the tour."

    Confirmed SAXON tour dates:

    Nov. 04 - The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA
    Nov. 05 - Double D's - Morristown, NJ
    Nov. 06 - The Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
    Nov. 07 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
    Nov. 08 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
    Nov. 11 - The Galaxy - Dallas, TX
    Nov. 12 - Sunken Garden Amphitheatre - San Antonio, TX

    As previously reported, SAXON were originally slated to embark on an American tour in May but ended up cancelling the dates as a result of Byford wanting to stay by his family's side after his house in the Normandie area of France burned down.

    SAXON have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock kick-off concert on December 3 at Globen Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden. Also appearing on the bill are CLAWFINGER and KROKUS.

    SAXON are continuing to tour in support of their latest CD, "Lionheart", available now on SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Killing Ground" features artwork by Paul R. Gregory, who has previously worked with the group on the now classic "Crusader" album.

  • CRYPTOPSY / ABORTED Join Forces Conquer North America

    Intense music for intense audiences: Montreal’s Cryptopsy hit the road last week with Suffocation, Aborted and Despised Icon supporting their forthcoming October 18 release Once Was Not. The band’s new album has already been touted as “delivering jazz-smattered, flamenco-laced, off-time crushing dominance that is nearly impossible to follow, yet compulsively enthralling” (Explicitly Intense). Already requesting live performances of the yet to be released songs, fans have been making the band welcome every night. “The tour is going extremely well, all the bands get along, and although we have had to reschedule a couple of dates due to the hurricanes, the venues have been packed!” says the band’s unstoppable drummer Flo Mounier. “We’ve been out hitting hard and having a great time every night. It’s exciting to talk to fans who have already heard some of the new material, the feedback is already great.”

    Commenting on their first North American tour, Aborted’s vocalist Sven de Caluwé said, “After a hard start, missing the first couple of shows, it’s going really well. San Antonio and Houston fans were rabid, and we are looking forward to seeing more of you. The guys in all the bands, Cryptopsy, Suffocation, Despised Icon are really down to earth, and it’s a great vibe among us all.” Fans will not be disappointed with their crushing live performance.

    With this year’s spring 2005 tour CRYPTOPSY reintroduced their committed fan-base to Lord Worm, the band’s original vocalist who rejoined the band in late 2004. “An album that envelopes, battering the listener with any number of rhythmic weapons,” (Blabbermouth.net) Once Was Not demonstrates the licentious cohesion that years of touring with metal’s leaders, performing at prestigious European festivals, and six full-length studio releases have given the band.

    Cryptopsy, Aborted, Despised Icon supporting Suffocation
    10/06 Launch Pad- Albuquerque, NM
    10/07 The Clubhouse- Tempe, AZ
    10/08 Soma- San Diego, CA
    10/11 House of Blues- Anaheim, CA
    10/12 House of Blues- West Hollywood, CA
    10/13 The Boardwalk- Orangevale, CA
    10/14 The Pound- San Francisco, CA
    10/15 Meow Meow- Portland, OR
    10/16 Studio Seven- Seattle, WA
    10/17 Sugar- Victoria, BC
    10/18 Commodore Ballroom- Vancouver, BC
    10/19 The Generator- Prince George, BC
    10/20 Warehouse- Calgary, AB
    10/21 Starlite Room- Edmonton, AB
    10/22 Riddel Center- Regina, SK
    10/23 Roxy on Broadway- Saskatoon, SK
    10/24 Pyramid- Winnipeg, MB
    10/25 Ascot Room- Minneapolis, MN
    10/26 Mr. Kelleys- Chicago Heights, IL
    10/27 Peabody’s- Cleveland, OH
    10/28 Harpo’s Concert Theatre- Detroit, MI
    10/29 The Opera House- Toronto, ON
    10/30 Capital Music Hall- Ottawa, ON
    10/31 Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda- Royun-Noranda, QC
    11/01 Poly Laure Conan- Chicoutiml, QC
    11/02 La Coudee- Rimouski, QC
    11/03 L’Imperial- Quebec City, QC
    11/04 Medley- Montreal, QC
    11/05 The Palladium- Worcester, MA
    11/06 Jaxx- West Springfield, VA
    11/07 BB King’s- New York, NY

  • Spitfire Records To Release

    Kings Of Damnation: 98-04

    Definitive ZAKK WYLDE Retrospective Features Early Solo Work

    Including Pride And Glory and Book Of Shadows

    Zakk Wylde: a name synonymous with guitar greatness. From the moment he was selected at the age of 19 to create thunder by the side of the incomparable Ozzy Osbourne, to his illustrious career as frontman of Black Label Society, Zakk has been blowing speakers and minds. With his God-given musical virtuosity, signature bullseye-style Les Paul guitars, badass denim and leather dress code and wild golden mane of barbarian locks, Zakk is nothing less than iconic. Realizing the importance and impact of such a momentous artist, Spitfire Records and Eagle Rock Entertainment felt that it was only fitting to assemble the ultimate Zakk Wylde collection, Kings Of Damnation: 98-04.

    Kings Of Damnation 98-04 features tracks spanning Zakk Wylde’s entire career, including his first trio, Pride and Glory, and Black Label Society. With tracks such as “Stillborn,” “The Blessed Hellride,” “Horse Called War,” “Crazy Or High,” “Between Heaven and Hell,” “Sold My Soul” and many more available for the first time ever on the same disc, Zakk’s skill as a songwriter and the impressive body of work Black Label Society has accumulated over the years is well-showcased. Also included are “Doomsday Inc” and “SDMF,” both previously unreleased and available here for the very first time. Kings Of Damnation: 98-04 is a history lesson in the career of one of the greatest metal guitarists ever.

    Spitfire Records is an imprint of Eagle Rock Entertainment. Eagle Rock is one of the leading independent sources for music audio and audio/visual programming, which it releases worldwide on DVD, CD and other formats, as well as through channels such as television and VOD. Eagle Rock’s mission is to bring music fans high quality music audio and audio/ visual content from the broadest range of artists, with superior production, sound and high definition visuals, as well as other historically significant releases. Eagle Vision’s extensive catalog covers every genre of music, and includes the Classic Albums documentary series, which tells the stories behind some of the greatest albums in rock history, and Live at Montreux, which features performances from top artists at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival.

    Eagle Vision, Eagle Records, Eagle Media, and Eagle Eye Media are also imprints of Eagle Rock Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S., which is a part of Eagle Rock Entertainment, Ltd. The company’s North American headquarters are in New York City. Its corporate headquarters are in London, with offices in Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.

    A complete track listing for Kings Of Damnation: Era 98-04 includes:

    Losing Your Mind
    Horse Called War
    Between Heaven And Hell
    Sold My Soul
    Bleed For Me
    Counterfeit God
    Stronger Than Death
    Demise Of Sanity
    We Live No More
    Still Born
    The Blessed Hellride
    Crazy Or High
    House Of Doom
    Doomsday Inc

    Please visit www.spitfirerecords.com

  • ATTACKER and OCTOBER 31 Team Up for 2006 US TOUR!! Plus, more details on European Trek!!

    Reunited New Jersey Metallers ATTACKER will hit the US road in 2006 with Virginia's own OCTOBER 31. The tour will begin in March and swing out through May. The veteran Metal acts will perform in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Philadelphia, PA, North Carolina and several other locations yet to be determined! A full schedule of the US tour will be announced over the next several weeks!

    As previously reported, ATTACKER will kick off its European Tour on Saturday, September 16th at the SWORDBROTHERS FESTIVAL in Andernach, Germany. The tour will be co-ordinated and sponsored by Greek Record label EAT METAL RECORDS. Aside from Germany, the bands European stops will also include Italy, Greece and Belgium. A full schedule of the European Tour will be announced over the next several weeks as well!!

    "THE UNKNOWN" is near completion. A major announcement on its release and record label is coming soon!!

    In a related story- OCTOBER 31 will be one of the featured attractions in the 2006 edition of the HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival which will, once again, eminate from Brande-H?rnerkirchen, Germany on the weekend of July 14-15, 2006

    Stay Tuned.......
    -Hans Perlseig, October 2006

  • Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have sold an impressive 46,394 copies of their new album, "Dark Light", in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart.

    As previously reported, "Dark Light" entered the Finnish national album chart at position No. 1. This is the band's fourth consecutive chart-topper in their home country.

    The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal", "Dark Light" was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE).

    H.I.M. will be ringing in the New Year at the HellDone Festival in Finland. The three-day event runs from Thursday, December 29 through Saturday, December 31. Other confirmed acts include THE 69 EYES, NEGATIVE, CHARON, BLOODPIT, SUNRIDE and DEEP INSIGHT. There will be both one-day tickets for each evening and three-day tickets available and customers can only purchase two tickets each. You must be 18 and over to attend.

    H.I.M. will embark on a U.S. tour with FINCH and SKINDRED beginning on October 5 in Portland, Oregon.

    For a full H.I.M. discography, including international chart positions, visit Rockdetector.com.

  • CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has shot down rumors that he was killed in a tragic car accident on the eve of entering the studio to begin recording the band's new album.

    BLABBERMOUTH.NET received a message on Tuesday stating that reports were coming in that Pybus has been killed in a car accident. "Apparently Dave was driving back from a show in London with one of his label bands BLOODY MARY when his car veered off the road and hit a tree near Colchester, England (about 20 miles from Ipswich, where CRADLE live)," the message stated.

    "This happened 3:30 a.m. Monday night."

    In an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Pybus rejected the rumors, stating, "I received a few phone calls in the middle of the night checking if I was alive or not. Well, I was quite suprised by all that... so... sorry to let you all down, but I'm still here to fight another day."

    CRADLE OF FILTH are scheduled to enter the studio October 10 to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Nymphetamine", tentatively due in early 2006 via Roadrunner Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "I Am The Thorn", "Lovesick For Mina", "The Byronic Man", "Cemetery And Sundown", "Libertina Grimm", "The Flora Of Nightfall, The Fauna Of War" and "Dirge Inferno".

    CRADLE OF FILTH's most recent release was "Nymphetamine: Special Edition", available now on Roadrunner. The collection features two all-new tracks ("Prey" and "Soft White Throat"), covers of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Mr. Crowley", BATHORY's "Bestial Lust" and CLIFF RICHARD's "Devil Woman", two previously unreleased tracks, all-new and expanded artwork, and the video for "Nymphetamine".

  • SHADOWS FALL Drummer Comments On STIGMATA Reunion Show

    SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has confirmed reports that he will be taking part in a one-off reunion of his former band, legendary Troy, New York hardcore act STIGMATA, on Friday, November 25 at Saratoga Winners in Latham, NY. The rest of STIGMATA's lineup will be the same as it was five years ago prior to the band's split: Bob Riley on vocals, Mike Maney on guitar, Jay Sunkes on guitar, and Buddy Armstrong on bass.

    Commented Bittner: "Yes, it's true! For those of you not familiar, STIGMATA was my old band before I joined [SHADOWS FALL]. We will be reuniting for a special reunion show and playing a lot of great hardcore/metal. And for those of you who ARE familiar, we will be playing the 'Hymns for an Unknown God' record in its entirety!!! So come out and enjoy!"

    For more information, visit www.myspace.com/stigmata518.


    11/11 Graz (Aut) with Guests.(tbc)
    12/11 Szerencs (Hun) with Malediction and Beneth.(tbc)
    13/11 Wels (Aut) with Guests.(tbc)


    Black metal legends EMPEROR reunited after four years to play a surprise three-song set for Norwegian metal magazine Scream's 15-year anniversary which took place at Oslo's Rockefeller Friday night (Sept. 30). Norwegian metal radio show Tinitus was at the venue to witness the historical moment. In exclusive interview conducted in English with the radio show producer Patrizia Mazzuoccolo prior to the gig, original members Ihshan and Samoth, alongside drummer Trym, discussed the reason behind the event. "We are not playing a full show tonight," Samoth explained. "This is a short teaser that we are using to announce full headline shows we are doing next year. This is a cooler way of announcing them instead of telling people through our web site." It was announced last night after the band's set that EMPEROR will headline the Inferno festival (April 13-15, 2006) in Oslo, Norway and Wacken Open Air (August 3-5, 2006) in Wacken, Germany next year.

    The illustrious black metal band, whose split in 2001 took the scene by surprise, performed three tracks -"The Loss And Curse Of Reverence," "I Am The Black Wizards," "Inno A Satana" - and received a rapturous welcome by an ecstatic crowd. Announced as a "big surprise band," the whole arrangement was so secret that neither organizers of the magazine's anniversary party nor the band itself told their closest friends and associates until yesterday - amongst others, original EMPEROR drummer Faust, a member of SCUM alongside guitarist Samoth, was not present. "It's been a pain in the ass to keep it from friends actually," offers Samoth, "but we had to do it properly or not do it at all so we decided to keep it as secret as we could. Faust is doing a show in Notodden with BLOOD TSUNAMI tonight so he couldn't have made it anyway&"

    With Samoth and Trym recording a third ZYKLON album in November and Ihshan releasing a solo album in March next year, what are the probabilities of a new EMPEROR release?

    Hear the whole exclusive interview on Tinitus on Wednesday, October 5 on Norwegian national radio channel P3. Tinitus is on every Wednesday from 20:00 (8:00 p.m.) to 22:00 (10:00 p.m.) on P3. The show is also available on the Internet: www.nrk.no/tinitus. [source: blabbermouth.net] Metal Maniacs


    From the band:

    "...Misery Index has achieved a release from Nuclear Blast Records. We thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best. We recently played fests in Belgium and Germany, which were amazing. While concentrating on writing songs for a spring '06 full-length release, we've managed to find the time to play a couple of gigs here in the MD/DC/VA area. Some new song titles: Conquistador, Antithesis, Outsourcing Jehovah and Thermidor.

    Be sure to check out our recently re-designed website at www.miseryindex.com and hit us up at www.myspace.com/miseryindex. Thanks for the continued support. METAL!!..." - Sparky Metal Maniacs

  • SEPULTURA: Live in Sao Paulo DOUBLE LIVE DVD and DOUBLE LIVE CD; Release date: COMING NOVEMBER 8, 2005

    Brazilian metal heroes SEPULTURA are releasing their first live performance in almost 15 years. Not since Under Siege - Live in Barcelona have they captured live concert footage for commercial release. Earlier this year, April 3rd to be exact, SEPULTURA graced the stage in their native land, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    To a rabid crowd, of which 90% were decked out in Sepultura gear, they played a best of set list with tracks that go as far back as 1985's Bestial Devastation all the way to 2003's Roorback.

    It's one amazing show and there are two ways to enjoy it! On November 8th SPV USA will simultaneously release the Live in Sao Paulo CD and DVD as two separate packages.

    CD 1
    1. INTRO
    2. APES OF GOD
    6. CHOKE
    9. MINDWAR
    10.TROOPS OF DOOM (guest - Jairo Guedz)
    11.NECROMANCER (Jairo Guedz)(Alex Kolesne)

    CD 2
    4. BLACK STEEL IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS ( Z? Gonz?les)( B- Negao)
    6. REZA ( Jo?o Gordo )
    7. BIOTECH IS GODZILA ( Jo?o Gordo )

    In addition to this unbelievable concert the DVD also includes documentary, video clips and more!

    Currently SEPULTURA are busy at work, in Trauma Studios with producer Andre Moraes, on their new album Dante 05. The new album, "is like a metal soundtrack for a movie, based on The Divine Comedy, but making a parallel with the days and situations we live today," says guitarist Andreas Kisser. The ten or eleven songs that will make it to the finished album are, as previously reported, all based on the epic poetic masterpiece The Divine Comedy written by Italian author Dante Alighieri in the early 14th Century. The three main components of The Divine Comedy are Dante's descriptions of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.
    A release date for Dante 05 has yet to be set. Metal Maniacs

  • VISION DIVINE Releases New Album

    Vision Divine 4th album is finally ready! Produced by Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius), The Perfect Machine is scheduled for 7th November 2005. Timo helped Vision Divine make their best album ever! Their most mature album, a perfect mix between power, aggression, class and melody! An amazing production and an incredible songwriting! A complex and deep concept-story. A scientist officially announces the final discovery: the secret of the whole mapping for human DNA and molecular regeneration. This is the final step to the most unbelievable human desire...

    The Japanese edition will feature a fantastic cover of the classic Queensryche song The Needle Lies and the album release will be anticipated by the first VISION DIVINE Japanese-Tour! Metal Maniacs

  • ARCH ENEMY Embark On First US Headlining Tour
    In Support of Doomsday Machine

    After emerging as this year's Ozzfest breakthrough artist, ARCH ENEMY now prepares to conquer the U.S. once again this November on a stellar headlining tour with All That Remains, Mnemic and A Perfect Murder in the support slots. The trek, which kicks off on Nov. 11th and runs through Dec. 1st, will be the group's first headlining run in support of their critically acclaimed new album, Doomsday Machine, which debuted at #87 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The anticipation surrounding the group's return to the US has been nothing short of phenomenal, as their new disc rapidly approaches the 50,000 SoundScan plateau.

    Doomsday Machine is an aural assault so captivating and ferocious that it could only be delivered by the mighty ARCH ENEMY. This musically proficient quintet have expanded their songwriting prowess to the nth degree on this dynamic new offering, which is quickly be hailed as the band's most devastating yet. The album was mixed by acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Nevermore, Opeth) and features striking cover art by renowned artist Joachim Luetke (Dimmu Borgir).

    With Doomsday Machine, ARCH ENEMY delivers the album of their career and redefines the genre they helped to create.

    Click below to view their latest video for the track "Nemesis."

    ARCH ENEMY w/All That Remains, Mnemic, A Perfect Murder
    11/11 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
    11/13 House Of Blues Hollywood, CA
    11/14 Slim's San Francisco, CA
    11/16 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
    11/18 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
    More dates to be added soon


    Metal Maniacs

  • Here's BLIND GUARDIAN mainman Hansi Kursch with an update on the new album:

    "Hello my friends, although time keeps on ticking quickly, things go very well in the Guardian camp. To be more precise: we are still on schedule and even though everyone is totally busy and concentrated, the atmosphere is very lively and still relaxed to a certain extent. The material for the [European] single will be accomplished at the end of November. To make that happen, this particular stuff will get most of our attention for the next 4 weeks. Everyone is already involved in the recording process and we are really excited about the album's progression. It is too early to say when we will be finished exactly, but I would say a worldwide release in the first half of 2006 is very realistic. Things look (sound - as well) very promising. At the moment we are also getting deeper into details such as album title, cover, etc... So, we are about to scratch the most important phase of the recording session and we do not intend to leave you out ... Please, let us work on it a little longer, so we can fix things technically. You will be provided with footage, that is for sure."


    Metal Maniacs