KONKHRA Continue Laying Down Vocals, Leads For Upcoming CD

Denmark's KONKHRA are still at frontman Anders Lundemark's Starstruck studios laying down leads and vocals to the group's forthcoming CD, according to the singer. "It's coming along, but not as fast as in the old days," Anders said. "We have become quite picky about how it should be. We will be mixing before the end ...

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HATE ETERNAL Drummer Releases First Video Lesson

HATE ETERNAL drummer Derek Roddy's first video lesson has been completed and is ready to ship. With a running time of approximately 45 minutes, the video contains exercises that are designed to help budding drummers gain endurance, strength, and speed. Also included is a daily 30-minute workout for hands and feet as well as four ...

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GAMMA RAY Announce European Dates

GAMMA RAY have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 18 - Rome, ITA @ Valle Giulia (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 19 - Turin, ITA @ Palastampa (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 20 - Venice, ITA @ Marcon Sport Area (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 28 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jun. 30 - Moscow, RUS @ Long ...

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WADE BLACK Leaves SEVEN WITCHES

Former CRIMSON GLORY singer Wade Black has left SEVEN WITCHES due to "personal and business related matters within the band". Here is the frontman's official statement on his departure and his future plans: "At this time I would like to make a few announcements regarding my current and future projects. First off I will no ...

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AMON AMARTH Complete Seven Songs For Forthcoming CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have completed seven new tracks for their forthcoming CD and have ideas for at least two more, according to an update posted at the band's official web site. The group hope to lay down 10-11 songs for the next album, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded at Berno Studios in Malmo, ...

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FINNTROLL's SOMNIUM: "We Won't Stop No Matter What!"

FINNTROLL guitarist Somnium has issued the following statement regarding the recent departure of vocalist Katla due to a longer-than-expected recovery period following his recent surgery for a tumor in his vocal cords: "What can I say folks, shit happens!!! And this shit seems far larger than any shit I've seen ever before. Not only did ...

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DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING, GORDIAN KNOT Supergroup Takes Off

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, and CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore were at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, between June 2nd and June 9th writing and recording material for a project that was brought to life by Matheos, and which is scheduled for release on Inside Out ...

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