THE BLUEPRINT To Support FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND In The U.K.

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, U.K.-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, ex-PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, will be promoting their new EP, "Ecliptic", by supporting FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND on their forthcoming U.K. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 24 ...

Read more

ALCHEMIST: Australian Tour Dates Announced

Australia's ALCHEMIST have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jul. 05 – Brisbane, AUS @ QUT Guild Bar (w/ SKINLAB) Jul. 11 – Sydney, AUS @ Caringbah Bizzo's (w/ SUPERHEIST) Jul. 12 – Blue Mountains, AUS @ Blaxland Kelt's Bar (w/ SUPERHEIST) Jul. 24 – Newcastle, AUS @ Uni (w/ SUPERHEIST) Jul. ...

Read more

BEHEMOTH Add Session Bassist, Reveal Working Title For New CD

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have confirmed the departure of bassist Novy and have announced the addition of a new session bassist, Orion. Says guitarist/vocalist Nergal, "After three years of live contribution we parted our ways with Novy. He simply got a better offer from our countrymates VADER, to join as a permanent member. In BEHEMOTH ...

Read more

ELVENKING Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have finalized the track listing for their new album, due in late summer through AFM Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Heathenreel" will contain the following cuts: 01. A Poem for the Firmament 02. Another Haven 03. Disappearing Sands 04. A Fiery Stride 05. Jigsaw Puzzle 06. The Losers' Ball 07. ...

Read more

VADER Set Release Date For New Mini-CD

Polish death metallers VADER have set an October 20 European release date through Metal Blade Records for their new mini-CD, entitled "Blood". The seven-song effort will reportedly contain two new songs, "We Wait" and "Shape-shifting", which will be recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign ...

Read more

LEADFOOT: Canadian Dates Announced

LEADFOOT, the North Carolina-based group featuring former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, will embark on a short Canadian tour in late July/early August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 30 – Ottawa, CAN - Zaphods Jul. 31 – Windsor, CAN - Coach & Horses Aug. 01 – London, CAN - Call the ...

Read more

CRYPTIC WINTERMOON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's CRYPTIC WINTERMOON are the final act to be confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE CRYPTIC WINTERMOON ...

Read more