MOURNING BELOVETH Sign With GRAU RECORDS

Irish doom/death metal band MOURNING BELOVETH have inked a deal with Grau Records, a subsidiary of Prophecy Productions. "The deal is for four albums the first of which is to be recorded in October in the famous Studio E in Germany," the band write on their web site. "This is a very exciting step for ...

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SALEM'S WYCH Complete Work On New Album

Maximum Metal recently contacted Mark Gast, guitarist of the classic U.S. power metallers SALEM'S WYCH, to get an update on the band's recent and upcoming activities. The following e-mail message from Gast was sent in response to Maximum Metal's request: "SALEM'S WYCH is alive and well. "Our album 'Through All Eternity' has been finished and ...

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SILENCER: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of Colorado metallers SILENCER performing the track "Descending The Ziggurat" has been posted online at this location. The clip was filmed on April 17, 2004 at the Mesa Theater in Grand Junction, CO. The European edition of SILENCER's "Structures" EP, entitled "Found On The Sun", was released last October through ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Select Producer For Debut CD

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have enlisted Garth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, KITTIE, SPINESHANK) to produce their debut album, tentatively due before the end of the year ...

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DREAM THEATER: DVD Reissue Details Revealed

DREAM THEATER have announced the details of the upcoming DVD reissue of the first two DREAM THEATER home videos, "Dream Theater - Images And Words: Live In Tokyo" (1993) and "Dream Theater: 5 Years in a Livetime" (1998). Due on June 29, the two-DVD set (view cover here) is "jam-packed with over three ...

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STRYPER: New Live Video Clip Posted Online

STRYPER have posted a second live clip of the band performing live at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 19, 2003. Check it out here. As previously reported, STRYPER have just issued a live album, "7 Weeks: Live in America 2003". The first 500 copies sold through the group's official web site, ...

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RUNEMAGICK Begin Work On New Material

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK "have been very creative (as usual) with composing and jamming new material in our rehearsal tomb," the band write on their web site. "At least four new adventures in darkness and doom are finished. In other news, "There are plans for a 7" and more info will come here ...

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DAGOBA To Support MACHINE HEAD In Belgium

France's DAGOBA will be supporting MACHINE HEAD on May 28 at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium. The band have also been confirmed for the Dour Festival in Belgium on July 17. In addition, DAGOBA have been voted "Best French Band" 0f 2003 and "Best New Band" runner-up (second only to EVANESCENCE) by the readers ...

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