DARK FUNERAL Explain METAL CAMP Cancellation

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL were forced to cancel their previously announced participation in the Metal Camp festival, a two-day event held August 20-21 in Tolbin, Slovenia. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "On Saturday morning, August 21, at approximately 5.00 am we, the members of DARK FUNERAL and our soundman, ...

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AUTUMN TEARS: Long-Awaited 'Eclipse' Album Due In October

New England "neo-classical darkwave metal" act AUTUMN TEARS have finally ended their four-year absence from the progressive, extreme recording scene with the announcement of the official worldwide release date for their highly anticipated new CD, "Eclipse", as Tuesday, October 26, 2004. The forthcoming CD is "the most epic, conceptual, and fullest neoclassical piece of music ...

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VADER Involved In Bus Crash, Band Escape Unharmed

According to a posting on their web site, Polish death metallers VADER were involved in a bus crash while on tour in Germany. "On the way to Falkenstein, near Leipzig VADER's new tour bus was involved in a car accident!" the band write. "The bus has been seriously smashed but fortunately its occupants managed to ...

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KAMELOT: New Album To Receive Japanese Release Through KING RECORDS

KAMELOT's highly anticipated follow up to "Epica" will be released in Japan under a licensing agreement with King Records. The band, who are coming off their highest positions on the Japanese international and national charts (No. 15 and No. 47, respectively), toured Japan for the first time in 2003. KAMELOT also received several Top Ten ...

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LAMENT: Live Videos Posted Online

LAMENT, the new female-fronted band featuring former BLOOD FEAST drummer Kevin Kuzma, have uploaded video clips of the group performing the track "Torture" and a medley of SLAYER's "Raining Blood" and "Black Magic" at this location. The videos were recorded during the band's appearance at George's, Bayonne, NJ on July 23. LAMENT have ...

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Former MARILYN MANSON Members To Work Together Again?

Although they are no longer bandmates, former MARILYN MANSON members John Lowery (a.k.a. John 5) and Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez) have not ruled out the possibility of collaborating again in the future. Writing to the forum on his official web site, Lowery — who is set to release his instrumental guitar album on August ...

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DEFTONES: Fall Tour Dates Announced

DEFTONES have announced the first dates as part of their upcoming fall club tour. They are as follows: Sep. 28 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA Sep. 29 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA Sep. 30 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA Oct. 01 - Somas - San Diego, CA ...

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