KING DIAMOND, SINERGY Set To Tour North America!

KING DIAMOND is tentatively set to embark on a 5-6 week tour of North America in March/April on a four-band package that will also include SINERGY (in their first-ever North American appearance) in the support slot. More information, including the identities of the other acts on the bill, will be made available shortly. ...

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UNLEASHED Complete Work On 15-Song CD Of "Pure Hell"!

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED have finally completed work on their brand new, as-yet-untitled opus, which is scheduled to be released in early 2002 through Century Media Records. According to a posting by mainman Johnny Hedlund and the rest of the band, “after 40 days (and nights) in the studio, the new UNLEASHED recording is ...

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MY RUIN Frontwoman Launches Clothing Line, Gig Surprise Planned!

MY RUIN frontwoman Tairrie B has launched her own clothing line called Blasphemous Girl. According to Tairrie, it is basically a lot of custom made stuff with hand-painting, safety pins, zippers, bondage straps, religious pendants and tons of crazy sh.t. I have done some leather jackets, slips and panties, T-shirts and hoodies, sweaters, wristbands, dresses ...

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Former SKYCLAD Frontman Set To Pen Musical!

Former SKYCLAD and current RETURN TO THE SABBAT frontman Martin Walkyier is reportedly busy writing a musical. No details have yet been divulged about the project, but more information is said to be due shortly. In other news, RETURN TO THE SABBAT are planning on embarking on UK/European tour sometime in 2002 to celebrate Walkyier's ...

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SOILWORK Complete Work On "Best Album We Ever Did"!

SOILWORK have completed mixing their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album with producers Devin Townsend and Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden for a March release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Peter Wichers, the new CD consists of 10 tracks and is “definitely the best album we ever did”. Among the tracks that ...

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LULLACRY Line Up Finnish Gigs In January!

Finland's LULLACRY have lined up the following gigs in their home country in early 2002: Jan. 11 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia (w/GODSPLAGUE) Jan. 18 – Taavetti, FIN @ Joukola Jan. 19 – Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko (w/REDUCED TO ASH) ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Issue "Silent Night Fever", Offer MP3 Download!

Sweden's DIMENSION ZEROfeaturing IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strmblad, ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungstrm, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Gthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, have released their first full-length album, entitled Silent Night Fever, via Toys Factory Records in Japan on December 19th. The album will be released in Europe on January 21st via Regain Records, and ...

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NONEXIST Full MP3 Up For Grabs!

Sweden's NONEXIST, the new band of former ARCH ENEMY frontman Johan Liiva, have made available for download a full-length MP3 of the track A Halo Askew at this location. A Halo Askew comes off the group's debut album, entitled Deus Deceptor, which is tentatively due to be released in January/February through New Hawen ...

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Gothenburg Death Fest 2002 Begins To Take Shape!

Gothenburg Death Fest 2002 is the name of the first installment of what is promising to be an annual death metal festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 1st at Gamlestadens Medborgarhus in Gothenburg, Sweden. So far, the following bands have been confirmed to appear: IMPURE, INSISION, IMMERSED IN BLOOD, and SPAWN OF ...

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DIRTY DEEDS To Play "Secret" Gig On December 30th!

Britain's DIRTY DEEDS are due to play a small gig at the Harlow Square in Harlow Essex on December 30th under the name SHUFFLE BUTTON. DIRTY DEEDS will be supporting a cover band called METALWORKS, and will be playing all the new songs from the group's forthcoming CD, plus one or two from the previous ...

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