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EKTOMORF Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME Festival

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Aerodrome festival, set to take place May 26-28 at Civitas Nova in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD BLIND PETITION BUNFIRE SQUAD CLAWFINGER CLIENT DOG EAT DOG DOGMA EDO MAAJKA EKTOMORF INCUBUS ...

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ROAD RAGE 2005 To Celebrate ROADRUNNER's 25th Anniversary

In celebration of Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary, the 2005 Road Rage tour will feature Roadrunner's rising metal stars, TRIVIUM, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, THE AGONY SCENE and STILL REMAINS. These acts represent the future of the metal genre. A name that millions of people around the world have grown to trust, Roadrunner Records developed the ...

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EYES OF FIRE Embark On DANZIG Tour; Complete New Album

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a U.S. tour alongside DANZIG, KATAKLYSM and TRIVIUM this week. The trek, which kicks off on Feb. 18 and runs through March 15, is the group's first official U.S. tour in support of "Ashes To Embers", their critically acclaimed debut album. EYES OF FIRE also just ...

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IT DIES TODAY To Embark On Headlining Tour

Buffalo, NY's IT DIES TODAY will be headlining the first-ever "Spreading the Disease" tour. The tour co-sponsored by Chord magazine and Lambgoat will also feature support from TWELVE TRIBES, ANTERRABAE, IF HOPE DIES and WINTER SOLISTICE. Not even of legal age (band members are between 19-20 years old), IT DIES TODAY's debut album on Trustkill ...

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CHIMAIRA Nominated For FREE TIMES Music Award

CHIMAIRA have been nominated in the sixth annual Free Times Music Awards. This marks the fourth time the band have been nominated, having won each of the three times they've been nominated previously. The awards ceremony for this Cleveland-based honor will be held on Thursday, February 24 at the Odeon. CHIMAIRA recently issued their first ...

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KATAKLYSM: Drummer MAX DUHAMEL Rejoins The Fold; DANZIG Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with drummer Martin Maurais due to "personal and professional reasons." Replacing Maurais in the group's lineup is returning skinsman Max Duhamel, who performed on five KATAKLYSM albums, the latest being the critically acclaimed 2002 offering, "Shadows & Dust". "Max is in full form, focused and sounds outstanding. We're ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Shooting Update: VINNIE PAUL Uninjured; Metal Musicians Mourn DIMEBAG's Passing

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was uninjured in the shooting incident at a Columbus nightclub which resulted in the death of Paul's brother, Dimebag Darrell. According to Scoop, who attended the concert and briefly saw Vinnie following the incident, Paul ...

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TRIVIUM: New Album To Surface In March

Roadrunner Records has set a March 1, 2005 relase date for TRIVIUM's "Ascendancy". Featuring the talents of Matt Heafy on guitars/vocals, Travis Smith on drums, Corey Beaulieu on guitar and Paolo Gregoletto on bass, TRIVIUM is a band whose youth (Heafy is 18, the oldest member is 22) belies their sound. Currently, TRIVIUM are on ...

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CHIMAIRA Guitarist To Play Reunion Show With ASCENSION

CHIMAIRA guitarist Matt DeVries will be teaming up with his old bandmates ASCENSION for a reunion show at Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland, Ohio on December 18. Also scheduled to perform are STATE OF CONVICTION (featuring J-Mann, formerly of MUSHROOMHEAD), RINGWORM, SOULLESS and DEAD EVEN. CHIMAIRA recently issued their first DVD, "The Dehumanizing Process", via ...

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TRIVIUM Announce New Bassist/Vocalist

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM have announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Paolo Gregoletto (ex-METAL MILITIA) to the group's ranks. "Paolo not only brings his musical talents and skills to TRIVIUM, he brings a determined, can-do attitude and a positive energy that fits extremely well with who we are, what we are about and what we like to ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Guests On 'Metal Injection'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones was recently interviewed by the Internet TV show "Metal Injection". "The sarcasm was at an all-time high for this hilarious interview," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The episode also features KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new video for 'The End of Heartache' as well as videos from NIGHTWISH, TRIVIUM, SHADOWS ...

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TRIVIUM To Enter Studio Next Week

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM will be entering Tampa's Morrisound studios on September 13 with producer Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM, CROTCHDUSTER) to begin recording their sophomore album, "Ascendancy". Jason will track drums at Morrisound before completing the recordings at the Audiohammer facility. "Once we complete the work with Jason, we will head over to the U.K. to work ...

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TRIVIUM Select Producer For ROADRUNNER Debut

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM will be utilizing the services of producer Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM, CROTCHDUSTER) for their upcoming Roadrunner Records debut. Jason will track drums at the infamous Morrisound Studios before completing the recordings at the Audiohammer facility. Studio updates will be posted on the Audiohammer web site. An early 2005 release is expected. ...

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JAMES MURPHY: Fearing The Wrath Of HURRICANE CHARLEY

Renowned metal guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following alert: "Hurricane Charley (CNN) is barreling its monstrous way on a path that will bring it right down the throats of me and my family.. in just a few hours. I'm wrapping up all the gear I've managed to accumulate since ...

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MACHINE HEAD Comment On 'Burn My Eyes' Anniversary Show

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have commented on their upcoming 10th anniversary of their highly acclaimed debut offering, "Burn My Eyes". The band will celebrate the occasion by treating their fans to a special, one-night-only performance of the album in its entirety on August 8 at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia. ...

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5 BILLION DEAD Launch Debut EP

5 BILLION DEAD, the new American metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner and DNS singer/artist Strain, have just released their debut EP. The CD was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer studios (TRIVIUM, ADRIFT, MONSTROSITY, CAPHARNAUM) in Sanford, FL and was mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound. MP3 clips of the tracks ...

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ROADRAGE 2004: Tour Dates Announced

A bunch of dates have been announced for the RoadRage 2004 tour, which is scheduled to kick off early August and run through mid-September. Joining co-headliners MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA will be Roadrunner Records' newest signings, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD and TRIVIUM. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 03 - The Odeon - ...

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MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA Comment On ROADRAGE 2004 Tour

Roadrunner Records has officially confirmed the lineup for the RoadRage 2004 tour, which is scheduled to kick off early August and run through mid-September. Joining co-headliners MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA will be Roadrunner's newest signings, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD and TRIVIUM. Commented MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain: "Ever since the 2001 RoadRage tour, we've not ...

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