INVOCATOR: Drum Tracks For Four New Songs Completed

Danish thashers INVOCATOR have posted the following message at their official web site: "The drums for four new tracks was recorded a month ago in Jacob Hansen's Hansen Studios, and Gundel once again did a total kick-ass job! The new tracks sound really promissing! Next up is the recording of the rhythm guitar, leads and ...

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SUFFOCATION Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary death metallers SUFFOCATION have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX EDGUY EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL ILLDISPOSED MARDUK MERCENARY NIGHTWISH ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Certifled Gold In Sweden

NIGHTWISH's "Once" has been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will be teaming up with ANGRA for a Japanese tour next March. A U.K. tour will take place in February. A North American headlining tour with SONATA ARCTICA will kick off April 18, 2005 in Minneapolis. ...

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TED NUGENT Planning To Record New Album In 2005

Ted Nugent has told Launch Raido Networks that he is planning on releasing a new album next year. According to Ted, he has worked up a batch of new material, including songs with titles like "Bridge Over Troubled Daughter", "Girl Scout Cookies", "Still Alive And Well" and "Funk You". Nugent says that judging by the ...

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MASTODON's 'Leviathan' Named KERRANG!'s 2004 'Album Of The Year'

MASTODON's latest release "Leviathan" has been named Kerrang! magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year". The year-end Kerrang! list was determined via a poll of the esteemed magazine's editors and contributing writers. "Leviathan" was released on August 31 in North America and September 13 in Europe to fan and critical acclaim. The follow up to the ...

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SATYRICON Guitarists: We Are Innocent

According to the Norwegian newspaper VG Nett, the attorney representing the two SATYRICON guitarists charged with dosing a fan with a date-rape drug and sexually assaulting her following a concert in Toronto is hoping to get the musicians released on bail on December 30. Apparently, their criminal records (if any) in Norway will checked and ...

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