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CATHEDRAL Confirmed For Japan's LOUD PARK 06 Festival

According to a posting on CATHEDRAL's official web site, the veteran British doom/stoner band has been confirmed for the Loud Park 06 festival, set to take place October 14-15, 2006 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 9-11 in Tokyo, Japan. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 14: MEGADETH MINISTRY ...

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RESISTANCE Begins Recording New Album

Los Angeles power/thrash metallers RESISTANCE have entered Desert Moon Recording Studios in Anaheim, California to begin recording their new album, "Patents of Control". The follow-up to 2005's "Lies In Black" (Lion Music) is being produced by RESISTANCE and Patrick Miller, with the final mix set to be handled by famed producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, ...

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A Higher Form of Killing - INTRUDER

Nashville, Tennessee was never known as a hotbed of metal insanity. In fact, when a thrash band came from the country music capitol of the world in the mid-1980s, their hometown was the most novel thing about them. "The band that turned Nashville into thrashville!" read the magazine ads for INTRUDER, and while they didn't ...

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ARTHEMESIA Announce New Drummer, Seek Label Home

Finnish black metallers ARTHEMESIA have issued the following update: "'ShamaNatahS - Promo 2006ab' is out and has been sent to selected few labels. It contains three new tracks and 'Promon02ab'. "Our new drummer is called Erzebeth Meggadeath. He's highly skilled and destructive rock 'n' roll bonecrusher who will amaze you in the future. We hail ...

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CATHEDRAL: European Festival Appearances Announced

Mighty doom icons CATHEDRAL have confirmed the following European festival appearances: Apr. 15 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Jun. 08 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 09 - Donington, UK @ Download Festival Aug. 15 - Budapest, HUN @ Sziget Festival CATHEDRAL's new album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", was released in ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Kill' Limited Edition To Include Bonus DVD

CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their new album, "Kill", on March 24 in Germany/Austria/Switzerland (March 27 in the rest of Europe). There will be a limited luxury package available, including a bonus DVD, featuring a complete live show (approximately 77 minutes in length) with great sound, professionally filmed on April 8, 2004 at La Laiterie in ...

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M.A.N Featuring MNEMIC Frontman JELENCOVICH: Debut Album Due In March

M.A.N, the new band formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring current MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), will release their debut album, "Obey, Consume, Reject", in late March via their own label, Hoffa Communications. The band are currently looking for distribution worldwide. "Obey, Consume, Reject" was recorded and mixed at Grand Recordings in ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Kill' Details Revealed

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has released the complete track listing for the group's upcoming album, "Kill", tentatively due on March 21, 2006 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). Commented Webster, "We have only four more days of ...

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MOONSPELL Frontman Experiencing 'Metal Enlightenment'

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "Getting back after 8 years to the Woodhouse, and recording with Waldemar [Sorychta, producer] has been once again, quite a remarkable experience for me. "Surprise was not the factor, because I know this man and is way to make ...

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CATHEDRAL: European Tour Postponed

According to a posting on the Nuclear Blast web site, CATHEDRAL have postponed their previously announced European tour until February. Support on the trek will come from GRAND MAGUS and ELECTRIC WIZARD. CATHEDRAL's schedule currently only contains the following U.K. dates with CRADLE OF FILTH: Dec. 01 – Southampton, UK - Guild Hall Dec. 02 ...

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CATHEDRAL: No Bonus Track On Japanese Release

Contrary to previous reports, the Japanese version of the new CATHEDRAL album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" — which is scheduled for release on October 26 — will NOT include a bonus track. The CD will be issued in North America in January. More details about the Japanese version of the CD can be found ...

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CATHEDRAL To Support CRADLE OF FILTH On U.K. Tour

British doomsters CATHEDRAL have been confirmed as the main support act for CRADLE OF FILTH on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Dec. 01 – Southampton, UK - Guild Hall Dec. 02 - Norwich, UK - UEA Dec. 03 - London, UK - The Forum Dec. 05 - Cardiff, UK - University ...

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CATHEDRAL: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In January

Nuclear Blast Records has pushed back the projected North American release date of the new CATHEDRAL album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", to January 2006. The Japanese edition will be released on October 26 and will contain an as-yet-undisclosed bonus track, which will not be included on the European or USA versions. More details on ...

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CATHEDRAL: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new CATHEDRAL track, "Upon Azrael's Wings", has been posted online at NuclearBlast.de (Real Media). "Upon Azrael's Wings" comes off the doom icons' upcoming album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", due on September 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" is said to be ...

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CATHEDRAL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Mighty doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England have lined up the following dates during September/October: Sep. 02 – Glasgow, UK @ Barfly Sep. 03 – Derby, UK @ Bloodstock Festival Sep. 04 – London, UK @ Astoria (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION) Oct. 26 – Utrecht, NETH @ Helling Oct. 27 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar KZ ...

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CATHEDRAL: New Album Due Next Month

Mighty doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England will release their new album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", on September 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" is probably the most varied effort of the band so far. While a song like "North Berwick Witch Trials" will ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE: 'We Have Not Changed Our Name!'

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have NOT in fact changed their name to M.A.N. Instead, members of the group have launched M.A.N as a side-project and have recorded 13 songs at Gothenburg, Sweden's Grand Recordings towards their planned debut album, "Obey, Consume, Reject" (originally a TRANSPORT LEAGUE projected album title). A ...

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SEASON OF MOURNING Confirmed For Connecticut's GOTHSTOCK 2005 Festival

Philadelphia-based progressive doom metallers SEASON OF MOURNING have been confirmed for the Gothstock 2005 festival, set to take place September 24-25 at the Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANATHEMA DEVICE BELLA MORTE BURN VICTIM BUTCHER PRIEST CARFAX ABBEY CIRCUS OF DEAD SQUIRRELS COLLAPSE INTO REASON DEAD EMOTION ...

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METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Used To Torture 9/11's '20th Hijacker'

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" was cited in a City Journal magazine story about the treatment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, of prisoner Mohammed al-Qahtani — known as the 20th hijacker on Sept. 11 — as having been used during Qahtani's interrogation, saying it brought him to tears "because he thought he was ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE: In Mixing Mode

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have completed the recording process for their new album, "Obey, Consume, Reject", and are currently mixing the effort for a September release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "The mixing of the album has just started, and you guys can look forward to getting your hands on the best album EVER made by us!" ...

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