Former HELLOWEEN Frontman To Guest On EXECUTION CD

Former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske is preparing to enter the studio to record a guest appearance for the forthcoming solo project of THOTEN frontman Renato Tribuzy, dubbed EXECUTION. "I will take a while to sing the song," Michael said. "It's nothing impossible, but [it calls for] very high-pitched vocals. I have to train for that ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer To Shoot Video Clip In February

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans began recording the vocals for his upcoming solo album, titled "Beyond the Gates", on January 15 with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN, RAGE). Charlie is also slated to mix the CD, which will be released under the CANS banner on April 26 through Sanctuary Records. Late February, the ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Release New DVD-Audio EP

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM are tentatively scheduled to release a new DVD/DVD-Audio EP in May/June. The set will reportedly include the group's video for "Sixpounder" as well as footage of the band taking the viewers on a tour of Helsinki's "cool and important" places. In addition, two brand-new audio tracks will be included as well ...

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IN FLAMES: New Album Artwork Posted Online

The official French IN FLAMES fan site Everdying has posted the cover artwork for the group's forthcoming CD, "Soundtrack To Your Escape". Check it out here. Also available for viewing is the cover of the band's new single, "The Quiet Place". "The Quiet Place" will reportedly be released in early March and will ...

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Italy's RISING MOON Sign With RISING REALM RECORDS

Italian death metallers RISING MOON have signed a two-album deal with Finland's Rising Realm Records. The group will enter Outer Sound Studios (NOVEMBRE, STORMLORD, THY MAJESTIE) in June/July to record their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the fall. RISING MOON are said to deliver "melodic form of death metal with touches of doom ...

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ANVIL To Launch European Tour In May

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL are tentatively scheduled to embark on a European tour starting May 15. The group are also expected to play at Bumpers Roadhouse in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 26. The event will have local Ottawa bands, EXTERMINATOR and NIHILITY, opening. ANVIL will be touring in support of their upcoming CD, "Back ...

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