GORGOROTH Leave NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records, according to a post on their official web site. "GORGOROTH are relieved to inform that their cooperation with the German label Nuclear Blast is now ended," reads the post. "They have already received a good offer from another label, but nothing is signed yet. ...

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Filmmakers: METALLICA Are Incredible Risk Takers

METALLICA documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky recently spoke to U-Wire.com about the band's decision to spend $4 million of their own money to make a film that's some fans may feel make METALLICA seem like selfish whiners who do nothing but bicker and bitch at one another. "These guys are risk takers. Always ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SIRENIA, the Norwegian band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL ...

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INSISION Finalize Track Listing For Sophomore Album

Stockholm, Sweden-based brutal death metallers INSISION have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Revealed and Worshipped", due late summer through Earache/Wicked World Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Beneath the Folds Of Flesh" was recorded at Soundlab studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Mieszko Talarczyk of NASUM fame. "Revealed and Worshipped" track listing: 01. ...

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PANTHEON I: EP Samples Available For Download

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), have uploaded audio samples of their upcoming EP at their official web site. Check out the songs "Is This A Prophecy?" and "Transparent" at this location. As previously reported, a release ...

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SCAR CULTURE Hard At Work On New Material

The Brooklyn-based SCAR CULTURE have been busy writing the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Inscribe". The as-yet-untitled CD will be the group's first to feature new vocalist Roman Garbacik. Guitarist John Conley commented: "Sorry it's been so long since the last update but we've been extremely busy getting the new material in shape. I ...

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TUNGSTEN Working On New Album

TUNGSTEN drummer/engineer Mark Talamo has been hard at work crafting songs for the group's next album. So far he has written and completed 11 tracks which "will take TUNGSTEN into the future," according to an official band update. "Mark has really surprised me with these tunes," said TUNGSTEN guitarist/vocalist Al Hodge. "They have a sort ...

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