PANTHEON I: Norwegian Dates Announced

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), will be teaming up with Hamar-based brutal death metallers BEYOND INSANITY for a short Norwegian Tour in late July/early August. The dates are as follows: Jul. 30 - Lloyds Pub - Hønefoss Jul. ...

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NOMINON: Former Guitarist/Vocalist Explains His Departure

Guitarist/vocalist Jonas Mattsson has issued the following statement regarding his departure from the Swedish death metal band NOMINON: "To part with something you have given your whole life and was ready to die for is of course never easy. I have so many memories I gladly share over a beer. But as time goes on ...

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Tasmanian Black Metallers RUINS Sign With BLACKTALON MEDIA

Tasmanian black metallers RUINS have inked a deal with Blacktalon Media. The group's first release for the label will be the forthcoming "Atom and Time" MCD, due on July 1, to be followed by the group's debut album, which is expected to arrive in 2005. Founded by Alex Pope, RUINS' current lineup also features David ...

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Former DARKANE Singer Joins INVOCATOR Side Project

SCAVENGER, the band formed by INVOCATOR guitarist Flemming C. Lund, have finished the instrumental recordings for their 2004 promotional CD at Hansen Studios with producer Jacob Hansen. The end result is three tracks of "intense, melodic and well-played death/thrash tunes," according to a press release. Joining the band on vocals will be ex-DARKANE vocalist Lawrence ...

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ILLDISPOSED: Mixing Process Moved

Danish death metal veterans ILLDISPOSED have moved the mixing process of their new album, "1-800 Vindication", to the Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark, with producer Tue Madsen at the helm. Here's a statement from guitarist Jakob Batten: "After all we were very satisfied about Ziggy's job as producer. The mixing process just went ahead too ...

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ULI JON ROTH, MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour Together?

According to a posting at the web site of the West Springfield, Virginia concert venue Jaxx, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP will be teaming up for the "Über Guitar Gods Tour" later this summer. The duo, who will apparently each play a full set and then jam ...

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