NOTRE DAME Split Up, Final Gig To Be Released On DVD/CD

Drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL) has announced that NOTRE DAME's Halloween show in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 6, 2004 was the band's final gig. The show, which coincided with the group's six-year anniversary, was recorded and filmed, and parts of it will be included on the band's posthumous DVD ...

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EXMORTEM To Support BEHEMOTH In The U.K.

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM will support BEHEMOTH on their upcoming U.K. tour beginning in early January. This will be U.K. fans' first chance to see EXMORTEM live since their last visit to Britain in 2003 when they supported NECROPHAGIA. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 13 - Brighton, UK @ Pressure Point Jan. 14 - ...

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MANNHAI Launch Vocalist Search

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI have launched a vocalist search following the recent departure of Joanitor Muurinen (ex-XYSMA). Interested parties can send audio samples to the band at [email protected] or write to: RANCH P.O. Box 212 00181 Helsinki Finland As previously reported, Muurinen will perform with MANNHAI on the remainder of their Finnish tour with THE ...

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M3 Keyboardist To Tour With THE DOGS D'AMOUR

M3 keyboardist Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) will be joining THE DOGS D'AMOUR on their upcoming U.K. tour. The next leg of THE DOGS D'AMOUR's "Heart-Shaped Tour 2004-2005" is scheduled to kick off on December 11 at The Peel in Kingston, U.K. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found here. ...

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ISLE OF MAN Sign Licensing Deal With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch death/grindcore band ISLE OF MAN have signed a distribution-and-promotion deal with Garden of Exile Records. The five tracks the band recorded last year will be released by the end of November 2004 under the title "Breathe Plastic". In addition to the five tracks, the disc will contain a video for the song "Pig Roast". ...

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KORN: New JONATHAN DAVIS Audio Interview Posted Online

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis spoke to Berlin's heavy metal show "Stahlwerk" on Radio Fritz late last month about their upcoming studio album and possibility of releasing a covers-only CD sometime in the future (which, according to Jonathan, could possibly include their version MORBID ANGEL's "God of Emptiness", recorded during the sessions for their 1999 CD, ...

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