BORKNAGAR Part Ways With Bassist, Begin Mixing New Album

Norway's BORKNAGAR have issued the following update on their recent and upcoming activities: "After numerous delays and bucketloads of unforeseen challenges, we are now finally about to complete the recording of our sixth album. It has taken its time, but we firmly believe that it has been worth the wait. The mixing starts this very ...

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SEASONS OF STORMS Sign With NOW AND THEN RECORDS

Swedish symphonic metal band SEASONS OF STORMS have inked a deal with Now And Then Records. The band are currently writing and demoing new material with a view to recording their debut album and having it released before the end of 2004. A band website is also being put together and MP3 samples will be ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Announce Benefit Show

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will headline "Souls, 2004", a very special benefit concert to be held in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 24 at the Greek Theatre. Proceeds from "Souls, 2004" will benefit organizations that work to eradicate the atrocities of all genocides across the globe, including the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), an ...

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ACE FREHLEY Attends AA Meetings, Gets Serious About Sobering Up

According to a posting at KissKollector.com, original KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley is making a serious effort to get clean and sober again with the help of ex-wife Jeanette, with whom he has re-established a romantic relationship. Frehley, who has grown a full beard, has been steadily attending AA meetings and has stayed away from ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: European Festival Appearances Announced

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have lined up the following European festival appearances this summer: Jun. 05 - Dynamo – Nijmegen, NETH Jun. 27 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BEL Jul. 03 - With Full Force – Roitzschjora, GER As previously reported, DIMMU BORGIR have been confirmed as one of the main-stage performers ...

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ENFORSAKEN: 'The Forever Endeavor' To Include Bonus CD

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN will be releasing their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", in a special 2-CD jewel case, according to a post on their web site. CD 1 will be "The Forever Endeavor" in its entirety, while CD 2 will include 13 audio tracks and two video tracks from various Olympic Records ...

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ICED EARTH: North American Tour To Proceed As Planned

ICED EARTH have confirmed that their headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada will proceed as originally planned. The tour begins on April 18 and runs for over a month. CHILDREN OF BODOM and EVERGREY will provide support. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 18 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH Apr. 19 - ...

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