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DIMENSION ZERO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

DIMENSION ZERO — the Swedish band featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Joakim "Jocke" Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is ...

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OCTAVIA SPERATI: Norwegian, U.K. Dates Announced

Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI has scheduled the following dates: May 16 - Garage - Bergen, NOR (CD-release party) May 19 - Folken - Stavanger, NOR (with SIRENIA) May 24 - Astoria - London, UK (supporting FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM) May 26 - The Night Owl - Cheltenham, UK May 28 - The Underworld - ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG have have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS ANIMAL ALPHA AS I LAY DYING ...

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ANIMAL ALPHA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian punk rockers ANIMAL ALPHA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS ANIMAL ALPHA AS I LAY DYING BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND ...

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SAHG Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG, who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS ...

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U.K. Black Metallers FUNERAL THRONE Sign To SATANAS REX

Satanas Rex, the black metal offshoot of U.K.-based Cold Spring, one of the leading industrial/black ambient labels, has signed up-and-coming black metallers FUNERAL THRONE. The band's first album, "Nihil Sine Diabolus", will be released in the spring. FUNERAL THRONE, a three-piece comprising Saturnius (guitar and vocals), Morgul (bass and backing vocals), and Athrial (drums), is ...

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OCTAVIA SPERATI: 'Moonlit' Video Posted Online

Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI has posted its video for the song "Moonlit" at this location. The clip was filmed on March 9-11 with director Tommy Næss, who has previously worked with SAHG, AUDREY HORNE, I and GORGOROTH, among others. "Moonlit" comes off the group's new album, "Grace Submerged", which will be released ...

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SAHG Hard At Work On New Album

Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG, who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have finished laying down the basic tracks fo about half the new album. "These first days in the studio has given us a great start, and have put down a solid foundation for the new album," says frontman Olav ...

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MANNGARD To Enter Studio This Week

Norwegian extreme metallers MANNGARD will enter Lydriket studios on March 15 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled sophomore album. Commented the band: In the years that have passed since we originally released 'Circling Buzzards', we've all been busy in the metal field, it not necessarily keeping MANNGARD in the public eye at all times." Vocalist Olav ...

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OCTAVIA SPERATI To Support AMON AMARTH In U.K., Ireland

Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI will support AMON AMARTH on a tour of U.K. and Ireland in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 14 - (UK) Nottingham Rock City Held Apr. 15 - (IE) Temple Bar Music Centre, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin Apr. 16 - (IE) An Cruiscin Lan, Douglas St, Cork Apr. ...

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OCTAVIA SPERATI Announces New Album Title

Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI has issued the following update: "We are proud to announce that OCTAVIA's new album, entitled 'Grace Submerged', will be released via Candlelight Records in May. There will be two release dates; one to coincide with the bands release party in Bergen on the 16th of May (actual Norwegian release date ...

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OCTAVIA SPERATI To Film 'Moonlit' Video In March

Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI will film the video for its new song "Moonlit" on March 9-11 with director Tommy Næss, who has previously worked with SAHG, AUDREY HORNE, I and GORGOROTH, among others. OCTAVIA SPERATI's new album is tentatively due in May via Candlelight Records. "Two of the songs are originally from our first ...

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SAHG To Perform At Norway's CLIVEAID

Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG, who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, will perform at the Cliveaid show at the Garage Club in Bergen, Norway on Friday, March 30. Also scheduled to appear are THUNDERBOLT, CRUEL, KRAKOW and CAT CALL. Cliveaid was set up in 2004 as a fund-raising event for ...

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SAHG Named 'Norwegian Band Of The Year'

Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG, who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, were voted "Norwegian Band of the Year" by the listeners of the hard rock/metal show "Pyro", which airs on Norway's national radio station NRK P3. SAHG reportedly received more votes than such other bands as SATYRICON, I and KEEP ...

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IMMORTAL: 'We Can't Wait To Finally Perform For You Again'

Reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have issued the following update: "Some months have passed since we announced our reunion shows and we would like to say thanks for all the fantastic feedback we have received. "Abbath and Apollyon rehearsed together last weekend, and with Horgh just back from the U.S., we will start with full ...

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SAHG: In Writing Mode

Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG, featuring members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have issued the following update: "SAHG is currently writing and rehearsing songs for the second album, which for the time being is due for release autumn 2007. The new material is quickly taking shape, and we plan to start recording already in January. ...

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ABBATH's I To Film 'Cursed We Are' Video In January

I, the new band featuring Abbath (IMMORTAL), Ice Dale (ENSLAVED, AUDREY HORNE), TC King (SAHG, ex-GORGOROTH) and Armagedda (ex-IMMORTAL), will shoot a video for the track "Cursed We Are" in January with director Tommy Næss. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Between Two Worlds", which came out last month via Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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IMMORTAL Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

Reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have been confirmed as the co-headliners of the Hellfest, set to take place June 22-24, 2007 in Clisson, France. The show will mark IMMORTAL's only appearance in France in 2007. Upcoming IMMORTAL concerts: Apr. 5-7 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Jun. 22-24 - Clisson, FRA @ Hellfest Jun. 29-Jul. ...

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SAHG: Live Video Posted Online

A video clip of Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG (featuring members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE) performing the song "The Executioner Undead" at the Hole In The Sky festival in August 2006 in Bergen, Norway has been posted online at YouTube.com. SAHG's debut album, "Sahg 1", was released in July via Candlelight Records. ...

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CELTIC FROST To Return To North America In 2007

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have issued the following update: "On the occasion of the conclusion of the 2006 North American leg of CELTIC FROST's 'Monotheist' tour, we would like to pause for a moment to thank the many who made this massive undertaking possible. "We wish to pay tribute to the extraordinary audiences ...

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IMMORTAL Frontman's I Project: 'Between Two Worlds' To Receive Multi-Format Release

I, the new band featuring Abbath (IMMORTAL), Ice Dale (ENSLAVED, AUDREY HORNE), TC King (SAHG, ex-GORGOROTH) and Armagedda (ex-IMMORTAL), will release its debut album, "Between Two Worlds", in Germany on November 3 in the following formats: regular CD, digi-CD (with silver logo and three bonus tracks: "Bridges of Fire", "Shadowed Realms Intro", "Shadowed Realms"), Metal ...

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