NOVEMBERS DOOM Finish Recording New Album

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed the recording process for their new album, "The Pale Haunt Departure", and the tapes have been shipped off to the Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE) for the mixdown. "Recording took about a week longer than originally planned due to the amount of detail we chose ...

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GRIFFIN: New Album To Be Mixed By KING DIAMOND Guitarist

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN will enter Godt Selskap studios in Trondheim, Norway before the end of the year to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due next spring/summer via FaceFront Records. The follow-up to last year's "No Holds Barred" will be mixed by Andy LaRoque (KING DIAMOND) at his Los Angered Studio in Gothenborg, Sweden ...

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SUN CAGED Guitarist Commences Work On New Solo Album

Guitarist Marcel Coenen of the Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED is currently working on a new solo album. "A few songs have been written already," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The album will be quite different from 'Guitartalk' since it will feature songs with vocals. The mix will be 50/50. Marcel found ...

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IMPERANON Guitarist Collaborates With Keyboardist RISTO KUPIAINEN: Audio Available

Guitarist Aleksi Sihvonen of Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON recently recorded a song called "Pentatonic School" with a young and talented keyboardist by the name of Risto Kupiainen. You can download the track here. For more information about Risto, visit www.speedpianosoolo.cjb.net. As previously reported, IMPERANON recently parted ways with guitarist Lauri ...

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DANKO JONES To Release First Spoken-Word Album

Canadian rocker Danko Jones will release his first spoken-word album, "The Magical World Of Rock", on November 22 via Bad Taste Records. The album was recorded in Norway and Sweden in August 2004 during Jones' first spoken-word tour. In other news, Danko Jones has lined up more spoken-word dates during November. Confirmed dates so far ...

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ENTOMBED: 'Retaliation' Video Posted Online

ENTOMBED's video for the track "Retaliation" has been posted online at Launch.com. "Retaliation" comes off ENTOMBED's latest CD, "Inferno", which received its long-awaited U.S. release in August through Candlelight Records. The special U.S. edition of "Inferno" includes a bonus disc, "Averno", featuring two previously unreleased songs from the "Inferno" sessions as well as ...

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AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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