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DISSECTION Part Ways With Bassist HAAKON FORWALD

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have parted ways with recently recruited bassist Haakon Forwald (a.k.a. General K; MYRKSKOG, DISIPLIN). The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "As a result of bassist Haakon Forwald's family situation back home in Norway and his initiatory work with the Norwegian cell division of the Misanthropic Luciferian ...

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DISSECTION To Play Two Exclusive Shows Based On Classic Albums

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will play two exclusive headlining concerts focusing solely on the old songs. The first show is scheduled for December 30 at Kolingsborg (The Shrine) in Stockholm, Sweden (with special guests BEHEMOTH), while the second one will take place on January 28 at the Winternoize Festival in Osnabrück, Germany. These shows ...

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KAYSER: Debut Album To Receive North American Release

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), will release their debut album, "Kaiserhof", in North America on December 13 through Season of Mist (via Caroline distribution). "Kaiserhof" was released in Europe on June 27 via Scarlet and will be ...

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WORLD BELOW Part Ways With Frontman, Cancel Tour

WORLD BELOW, the Swedish band featuring CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren and CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl, have parted ways with bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson (ex-SIDEBURNERS). As a result, the group's previously announced tour with ISOLE has been cancelled. Commented Kjellgren: "Sad but true — Mikael Danielsson has left the band today. Why? I don't really know, ...

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DISSECTION: Early Albums To Be Reissued

According to a posting on DISSECTION's official web site, the reactivated Swedish death metallers have reacquired the rights to their classic "Storm of the Lights Bane" album from Nuclear Blast. In addition, Black Lodge's licensing rights to the group's 1993 debut, "The Somberlain", will expire in December. Both albums are currently out of print and ...

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KAYSER: 'Good Citizen' Video Posted Online

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), have uploaded their video for the track "Good Citizen" at their official web site. Check it out at this location (.MPG, 37.5 MB). "Good Citizen" comes off the group's debut ...

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ZYKLON To Record New Album In November; Live DVD Due In Early 2006

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are scheduled to start recording their third album, tentatively titled "Disintegrate", at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway in November. The mixing will take place at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden early next year. The album is set for worldwide release through Candlelight Records early ...

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Symmetric in Design - SCAR SYMMETRY

When Andres Fridén (IN FLAMES) unveiled an especially melodic side to his otherwise aggressive tendencies on the PASSENGER project, the experiment was a smashing success (at least in my opinion). Consequently, I was not taken aback at the thought of guitarist Jonas Kjellgren (CARNAL FORGE, CENTINEX, WORLD BELOW) joining Henrick Ohlsson (THEORY IN PRACTICE, MUTANT, ...

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DISSECTION Cancel Shows In Chile, Venezuela

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have been foced to cancel this weekend's appearances in Chile and Venezuela due to the "failure of promoter Jorge L. Chuna of Metal Aliance to fulfill his contractual commitment, particularly as it relates to covering the cost of plane tickets," according to a posting on the group's web site. As ...

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DISSECTION To Finish Recording New Album This Month

According to a posting on their official web site, reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION are expecting to complete the recordings for their as-yet-untitled new album by the end of September. DISSECTION entered the studio on February 2 to begin recording their long-awaited third album, the group's first release since 1995's classic album "Storm of the ...

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DISSECTION To Headline Germany's WINTERNOISE Festival

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have been confirmed as the headliners of Germany's Winternoise festival, set to take place January 28, 2006 in Osnabrück. DISSECTION will play "the last set ever in Germany based on old songs," the band write on their web site. "This will also be the last concert in Germany before the ...

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DISSECTION: South American Tour Dates Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have lined up the following South American dates during September: Sep. 02 - Sao Paulo/SP (BRAZIL) - Hangar 110 Sep. 04 - Porto Alegre/RS (BRAZIL) - Manará Sep. 09 - Santiago (CHILE) - Teatro Gabriela Mistral Sep. 10 - Caracas (VENEZUELA) - La Casa Del Artista As previously reported, DISSECTION ...

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ZYKLON Hard At Work On New Material

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are continuing work on the songs for their third album, "Disintegrate", and will record "as soon as the band feels that the material is ready and perfect," according to the group's label, Candlelight Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include ...

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KAYSER: New Song Available For Download

A brand–new KAYSER track, entitled "Good Citizen", has been made available for download at this location. "Good Citizen" comes off the group's debut album, "Kaiserhof", due on June 13 via Scarlet Records. KAYSER is the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and ...

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KAYSER: Former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Frontman To Release New Album

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), have completed work on their debut album, "Kaiserhof", due on June 13 via Scarlet Records. "Kaiserhof" was recorded at Caesar studios (SOILWORK, THE DEFACED) and features a sound best described as "a ...

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SHAMRAIN Complete Work On Sophomore Album

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Someplace Else", for a May 18 release in Finland and May 30 in the rest of the world via Firebox Records. "Someplace Else" track listing: 01. Into Nothingness 02. Still Aeon 03. To ...

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VOLBEAT: DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Cover Posted Online

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have uploaded their cover of the DUSTY SPRINGFIELD 1963 classic "I Only Wanna Be With You" at this location. "I Only Wanna Be With You" comes off VOLBEAT's recently completed debut album, "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs", due later in the year via New Aeon Media (a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon ...

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WORLD BELOW Announce New Guitarist

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson and CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl, have announced the addition of guitarist Per Nilsson (ALTERED AEON, SCAR SYMMETRY) to the group's ranks. "You will hear [Per's] incredible screaming axe on the upcoming album entitled: 'Maelstroem'," the band write on their ...

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KAYSER: Former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Frontman Signs New Record Deal

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The band's sound is best described as "a mutation of BLACK SABBATH/MEGADETH/SLAYER with dips from different good bowls of classic and modern metal," according ...

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SILENT SCYTHE Film Video For 'Suffer In Silence'

Swedish metallers SILENT SCYTHE are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest video, "Suffer In Silence". The clip is said to be a very personal video for band founder/guitarist Tommi Djukin and was very difficult to shoot since it brought back some rather unpleasant memories from his childhood. Look for the clip on

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GLITTERTIND To Dedicate EP To Norwegian Freedom Fighters

GLITTERTIND, the Norwegian one-man project featuring 19-year-old Torbjørn Sandvik, will release an EP dedicated to Norwegian freedom fighters througout the ages. The EP will be issued in April 2005 and it will celebrate Norway's 100 years of independence. "It will also hopefully be an inspiration to the ones that still fight against the EU," reads ...

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VOLBEAT To Support HELMET In Amsterdam

Danish metallers VOLBEAT will support HELMET at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland on December 16. VOLBEAT's recently completed debut album, "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs", is expected to surface in early 2005 via New Aeon Media (a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media). The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY Complete Work On Debut Album

SCAR SYMMETRY, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring members of THEORY IN PRACTICE, INCAPACITY, and CENTINEX, have completed work on their debut album, "Symmetric In Design", due on January 31, 2005 via Cold/Metal Blade Records. According to a Metal Blade press release, "Symmetric In Design" can most closely be described as "a mix between ...

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FEAR THE FUTURE Finish Recording Debut Album

Swedish black/death metallers FEAR THE FUTURE have completed the recording sessions for their debut album, "The Bloody Beginning", at Sunlight Studios in Stockholm. "Nephente has done the last part of the vocals and that completes the recording session for the album," the group write on their web site. "In total the band has spent 13 ...

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SACRED CRUCIFIX To Release 'Aeon Of Chaos' Next Month

Reunited Finnish death metallers SACRED CRUCIFIX have set an October 15 release date through Poison Arrow Records for their full-length debut, "Aeon Of Chaos". The album was recorded and mixed at Tonebox Studio in Oulu, Finland and was mastered at Finnvox in Helsinki. "Aeon Of Chaos" track listing: 01. Aeon Of Chaos 02. Gone 03. ...

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ZYKLON Begin Writing New Material

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), have re-signed with Candlelight Records for the release of their third album. The group are currently writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Aeon", tentatively due next year. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort include "Vulture", "Vile Ritual", "Scum" ...

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FEAR THE FUTURE: Recording Sessions Delayed

Swedish black/death metallers FEAR THE FUTURE were forced to postpone the vocal-recording sessions for their debut album, "The Bloody Beginning", after Sunlight Studios "suffered a technical failure which made it impossible to continue recording until this was solved," according to a posting on the group's web site. "As of today it is just a matter ...

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