DESCENT To Support CRADLE OF FILTH In London

The London-based death/thrash band DESCENT have been confirmed as support for CRADLE OF FILTH's gig at the Camden Underworld on Friday, June 4. Currently unsigned, DESCENT have uploaded their entire November 2003 demo at their official web site. You can download the tracks "Reveal", "World Of Dreams", "Dust Of the Fallen" and "Concrete Self" at ...

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THOU SHALT SUFFER, AETERNUS, NOCTURNUS To Receive Reissue Treatment

Beginning on May 4, Candlelight Records will be reissuing numerous out-of-print and previously unavailable releases from Norway's Nocturnal Art Productions and Holland's Karmageddon Media. Among the albums set to receive the reissue treatment are THOU SHALT SUFFER's "Into the Woods of Belial", plus various releases from Norway's AETERNUS, Tampa's NOCTURNUS, Sweden's THYRFING and Ireland's CRUACHAN. ...

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Australia's THE AMENTA To Release Full-Length Debut In July

Australian extreme metallers THE AMENTA have set a July 27 release date through Listenable Records for their debut album, "Ocassus". "Occasus" was engineered and mixed by Lachlan Mitchell, keyboardist for Australian black metal legends NAZXUL. The recording process spanned five months from January to May 2004 and took place in many different studios throughout Sydney, ...

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THERION's CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Checks In

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official web site" "The album is now released and so far 99% of the reactions have been very good by the press. I haven't had the chance to get some more detailed opinions from fans yet, but I hope to get some of ...

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'Infernal Gathering' Compilation Due In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 29 U.S. release date for "Infernal Gathering, The Second Chapter", a collection of headline artists that performed at the 4th annual Inferno Festival this past April. Norway's Inferno Festival has, in its short time, established itself as one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. With ...

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STARRATS To Support ALICE COOPER In Denmark

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will support ALICE COOPER on June 17 at the Ringsted Kongres Center in Denmark. The band, who consists of Christian Braun (drums), Kasper Eskildsen (bass), Dennis Post (guitar) and Søren Nico Adamsen (vocals), will release their debut album, entitled "Broken Halo", in June through Italy's Adrenaline Records. In addition, they have ...

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