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MASTERPLAN: 'Aeronautics' Album Due In January

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have set "Aeronautics" as the title of their sophomore full-length album, due on January 24, 2005 via Germany's AFM Records. A four-song EP, containing two non-album cuts plus a multimedia section, will precede the album ...

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WALLS OF JERICHO Vocalist Sustains Injury During Video Shoot

Hardcore troopers WALLS OF JERICHO have preserved the brutality of their live show for future generations of moshing masses in their new video for "There's No I In Fuck You!" The video was directed by Kevin Leonard who also shot videos for TERROR, HIMSA and NEVERMORE. The video visualizes the idolatry of rock stars and ...

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GOD.FEAR.NONE To Release Debut Album Next Spring

GOD.FEAR.NONE, the new Greek melodic death metal band formed by ex-SADWINGS members Jim Voutsas (guitar) and Chronis (vocals), are scheduled to release their debut album next spring via Sonic Age Records. GOD.FEAR.NONE, as SADWINGS, have supported NEVERMORE in the past, and are said to be "definitely one of the most promising European metal groups in ...

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KREATOR To Film Club Show For German TV

German thrashers KREATOR will play an exclusive show at the Underground Club in Cologne, Germany on December 9. The show will be taped for the German TV show "Rockpalast". Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first served basis. The band will also perform at the Taksirat Festival in Skopje, Macedonia on ...

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IMAGIKA Sign With MAUSOLEUM RECORDS

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have signed a licensing deal with Mausoleum Records for the worldwide release of their fourth full-length album, "Devils on Both Sides", tentatively due in February 2005. Work on "Devils on Both Sides" began in early 2003, with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) originally slated to handle the whole ...

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NEVERMORE Confirmed For SEATTLE METAL FEST 2004

NEVERMORE have been confirmed as the headliners of Seattle Metal Fest 2004, a one-day festival set to be held October 23 at Studio Seven in Seattle, WA. Previously announced headliners HIRAX will co-headline the event. The complete list of bands scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: XEX 7TH SUNN NON-EXISTENCE SEVENPERCENT NORTH ...

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KREATOR Set Title, Release Date For New Album

German thrashers KREATOR have set "Enemy of God" as the title of their new album, due in Europe and South America on January 10 and North America on January 11 via SPV Records. A limited-edition version of the CD will come with a bonus DVD containing a "making of" documentary and video clips. Artwork duties ...

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MASTERPLAN Singer Says New Album Will Contain 'Very Progressive' Parts

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, recently entered Crazy Cat studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, SKINLAB) to begin recording their second album, tentatively due in early 2005 through AFM Records in Europe and ...

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NEVERMORE: 'I, Voyager' Video To Debut On 'Headbanger's Ball' This Weekend

The Seattle-based quintet NEVERMORE are currently wrapping up the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album. They are expected to enter Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England in mid-November with acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MACHINE HEAD). The group's new video for "I, Voyager" will debut on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" ...

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German Music Channel To Air Second WACKEN OPEN AIR Report

Following the overwhelmingly positive respose to last weekend's report on this year's Wacken Open Air festival, German music channel VIVA will broadcast a second report this coming weekend. Among the live performances that are expected to be featured in the program (airing Sunday, Sept. 12 beginning at 10:30 pm CET) are those from MOTÖRHEAD, EKTOMORF, ...

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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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PREMONITION To Relocate To Chicago

Due to "family and personal" issues, long-running metallers PREMONITION will be relocating to Chicago this fall. The group's revamped lineup, featuring mainman Tattoo Frank alongside guitarist Stevenvy, bassist Glenn Curtis and drummer Gabrieal "Gobie" Anthony (SGT. ROXX), is expected to begin work on a new CD in the near future. "Rest assured, PREMONITION will go ...

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NEVERMORE: 'I, Voyager' Video Posted Online

NEVERMORE's video for the track "I, Voyager", off their most recent album, "Enemies Of Reality", has been posted online at Launch.com. Check it out here. The clip was directed by Kevin Leonard, who has previously worked with HATE ETERNAL and HIMSA, among others. As previously reported, NEVERMORE are scheduled to follow up ...

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NEVERMORE To Enter Studio In November

NEVERMORE are scheduled to follow up their appearance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival with a U.S. tour, which is expected to take place in September/October. The band will then enter the studio with producer Andy Sneap beginning November 1 to record their follow-up to last year's "Enemies of Reality", tentatively due on March ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Won't Work With Producer NEIL KERNON After All

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM will not be utilizing the services of producer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE) on their upcoming album, tentatively titled "The Pale Haunt Departure". "I prematurely announced we would be working with Neil Kernon once again on the new CD," NOVEMBERS DOOM vocalist Paul ...

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IMAGIKA Complete Work On New Album

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have finished mixing their fourth full-length album, "Devils on Both Sides", tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. "Juan Urteaga (VILE, SKINLAB) handled the job at his Trident Studios compound and between his shootin' coal and us drinkin' beer the thing turned out pretty fuckin' good," the ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD: 'Advance And Vanquish' Details Revealed

Roadrunner Records has set a September 28 release date for the new album from Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD, entitled "Advance and Vanquish". Recorded at a Chicago studio with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE), the CD was mixed by Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH). The band laid down 15 ...

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Brazil's MASTERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Officially Cancelled

Brazil's Masters Open Air Festival has been officially cancelled, according to the event's organizers. The one-day festival, which was set to be held July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil, was scheduled to include performances by such acts as URIAH HEEP, NEVERMORE, OVERKILL, BLAZE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ROTTING CHRIST, KORZUS, DRAGONHEART, HEAVENFALLS and THALION. ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Part Ways With Guitarist COSTAS

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Costas due to "personal reasons." A replacement guitarist has yet to be announced. Costas' final appearance with ROTTING CHRIST will take place on July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil as part of the Masters Open Air Festival. Other groups set to perform at ...

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USURPER Name New Album

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have set "Cryptobeast" as the title of their fifth full-length album, tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. The CD will be recorded in August at Engine Music Studios in Chicago with producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE) and will contain the following songtitles, among others: "The Bones ...

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MASTERPLAN Prepare To Record Second Album

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, are preparing to enter the Crazy Cat studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, SKINLAB) to begin recording their second album, tentatively due late January 2005 through AFM Records ...

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NEVERMORE: U.K. Tour Cancelled

Seattle-based power metallers NEVERMORE have been forced to cancel their previously announced U.K. tour with NOCTURNAL RITES "due to conflicting schedules," according to a posting on the band's web site. The band are hoping to reschedule the dates later in the year. ...

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