SOILWORK To Begin Mixing Next Week

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following recording update on the group's official web site: "Hi everybody! sorry for not posting updates very frequently... anyways me and Sven have been so busy with our stuff and I can tell you it's one of the biggest and most exhausting efforts we've ever gone through, ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: 'Biography' To Air In Early December

A LED ZEPPELIN "Biography" one-hour TV program will air on the A&E network on Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at 4:00 a.m. A show description reads as follows: "The story of the top rock band that got its name when drummer Keith Moon predicted how the band would go over with audiences after hearing their demo ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Italian Shows Postponed

MACHINE HEAD have been forced to postpone their previously announced shows in Rome and Vicenza (Oct. 25-26), Italy after their tour bus broke down on their way through Swiss Alps this weekend. Stranded in Zurich, with no other buses available (due to heavy European touring at the moment) and no other way to transport the ...

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VICIOUS ART To Make Live Debut Next Month

VICIOUS ART, the new Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, will make their live debut on November 12 at Tantogården in Stockholm, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are MÖRK GRYNING and NINNUAM. VICIOUS ART will take the ...

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ANDROMEDA: Debut Album To Be Re-Released

Acclaimed Swedish prog-metal band ANDROMEDA will have their debut album, "Extension of the Wish" (2001), re-released in Europe on November 15 via New Hawen/Century Media. The new version will feature vocals by new singer David Fremberg, a new mix and two bonus tracks, previously only released in France by NTS. The title of the re-release ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer Rejects Reports That He Has Joined HELVETE

Former EMPEROR and current SCUM drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun has issued a statement refuting published reports that he has joined HELVETE, the new band formed by General K (DISIPLIN), Hellcommander Nattefrost (CARPATHIAN FOREST) and Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE). "I talked briefly with the guys about it, but before anything were settled down 100% it was already ...

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MAYHEM: Mexican Show Cancelled

MAYHEM's one-off performance in Mexico City, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 23, was cancelled, according to a posting on the group's web site. "The cancellation was due to misbooking and was no fault of the band's whatsoever," the posting adds. The one-day event, dubbed "Festival del Muerto", was also set to feature appearances ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Live Video Posted Online

A 37-second video clip of JUDAS PRIEST performing their classic track "Painkiller" live at the Arrow Festival in Lichtenvoorde, Holland on June 12, 2004 has been posted online at The French Metallian web site. Check it out at this location. As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST's new studio album has had its release date ...

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BEHEMOTH Enter Polish Album Chart At No. 15

BEHEMOTH's new CD, "Demigod", has entered the Polish album chart at position No. 15. The Polish black metallers' latest effort left behind such artists as R.E.M. and ROBBIE WILLIAMS, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Demigod" — scheduled for release in the U.S. in early 2005 — was mixed by BEHEMOTH frontman ...

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