FALCONER Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Sweden's FALCONER have parted ways with second guitarist Anders Johansson and bassist Peder Johansson. "A big discussion took place after the gig in Motala (Swe) as we started to talk about the future of FALCONER," mainman Stefan Weinerhall writes in an official press release. "Two camps quickly formed about the issue. The talk started to ...

Read more

KISS Scrap European Tour Plans

According to a posting at KissFanShop.de, KISS appear to have abandoned plans to tour Europe in September. The trek, which was allegedly going to include a performance with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, was reportedly called off because the promoters "were simply not willing to pay what the band was asking for. ...

Read more

VADER: Awaiting The Birth Of 'The Beast'

Polish death metallers VADER have posted the following update on their official web site: "[For the past] two weeks [the] guys have been working at Radio Gdansk Studio, recording their new album 'The Beast'. So far the process is going very smooth, Daray has just finished recording of drums, the most important part in the ...

Read more

NAPALM DEATH: CENTURY MEDIA Deal Officially Confirmed

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively revealed on May 6, Century Media Records have now officially announced that they have signed British extreme metal legends NAPALM DEATH to a worldwide deal (excluding Japan). The first release under the new alliance will be the follow-up album to the "Leaders Not Followers" EP, the long-awaited collection of covers, ...

Read more

NIGHTWISH Film Video For 'I Wish I Had An Angel'

NIGHTWISH are currently in Germany filming the video for the song "I Wish I Had An Angel". The song, which is expected to be released as the second single from the group's upcoming album, "Once", will appear on the soundtrack to the new movie "Alone In The Dark", starring Christian Slater and Tara Reid. Directing ...

Read more

KALMAH: New Demo Samples Posted Online

Finland's KALMAH have uploaded two new demo samples at their official web site. Check out the songs "Bitter Metallic Side" and "Infernal Death" at this location. "Bitter Metallic Side" and "Infernal Death" are expected to show up on the band's fourth full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through Spikefarm Records. As ...

Read more

SKINLAB Guitarist SNAKE Joins RE:IGNITION

RE:IGNITION (formerly DEF IGNITION), the new San Francisco Bay Area band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have issued the following update: "Hey everyone, time for some more news. we're gonna try our hardest to keep everyone up to date on the current RE:IGNITION activities. "First off, we are very pleased to announce that RE:IGNITION is ...

Read more

KATATONIA: Norwegian Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's KATATONIA have announced a four-date Norwegian tour in late August. The group's itinerary is shaping up as follows: May 30 - Rockstock - Stockholm, SWE Jun. 04 - BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend - Cleveland, OH Jun. 06 - Foufounes Électriques - Montréal, QUE Jun. 24 - On The Rocks - Helsinki, FIN Jun. 26 - ...

Read more