DREAM THEATER Singer: New Album Will Be 'Incredibly Intense'!

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie recently spoke to Dabelly.com about the progress of the recording sessions for the group's follow-up to 2002's "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence". "After the tour [with QUEENSRŸCHE and FATES WARNING], [we'll take] a week off and then [head back] into the studio to lay [down] vocals. Um, right now we ...

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POISONBLACK: 'Love Infernal' Video Posted Online

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala (on guitar) and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — have posted their video for the track "Love Infernal" at this location. "Love Infernal" comes off the group's debut album, "Escapextacy", available since February through Century Media Records. As previously reported, Leppäluoto ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Enter Studio To Record 'Radiation Day'

MONSTER MAGNET have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "Radiation Day", due in Europe in early 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING) and drummer Micheal Wildwood ...

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MORIFADE: New Album Delayed

Sweden's MORIFADE have postponed the release date for their forthcoming third album, "Domination", to November 3 from the originally planned September 1. The delay was caused by "reorganization" within the ranks of the group's record company, Hammerheart Records, according to a post on the band's web site. The Japanese version of the CD has also ...

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ENTWINE Singer Launches Side Project

ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen has teamed up with several Finnish musicians in a brand-new side-project called SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS). The quartet, whose musical style is being described as "atmospheric rock", had previously released a mini-CD, entitled "Pieces", in February 2002, and currently are recording songs at F-Field Studio in Lahti for their full-length debut, tentatively ...

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DIVINE RAPTURE: New Song Posted Online

A brand new DIVINE RAPTURE track, titled "Severed", has been posted online at this location. "Severed" comes off the Pennsylvania-based death metal group's forthcoming CD, "The Burning Passion", due in September/October through France's Listenable Records. The self-produced effort was tracked and engineered by Ron Vento at Nightsky Studios in Maryland and was mixed ...

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FALCONER Complete Work On 'The Sceptre Of Deception'

Sweden's FALCONER have finished the recordings for their third album, "The Sceptre Of Deception", due on October 6 through Metal Blade Records. Says mainman Stefan Weinerhall, "This album is a concept album about greed, falseness and megalomania in the 1300s in Sweden. It is based upon a true story. Actually, a concept album to me ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD Announce Canadian Dates

Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have announced two gigs in British Columbia later this month. They are as follows: Aug. 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Hot August Nights Festival (Waldorf Hotel) Aug. 29 - Chilliwack, BC @ Domestic Disturbance Festival (Stolo First Nations Reserve) As previously reported, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD will be supporting ...

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