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MESHUGGAH Drummer Marries CRUCIFIED BARBARA Bassist

Drummer Tomas Haake of Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH married bassist Ida Evileye (real name: Ida Stenbacka) of the Swedish all-girl hard rock band CRUCIFIED BARBARA last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a recent interview with Decibel magazine, Haake spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for MESHUGGAH's follow-up 2008's "obZen". Regarding the ...

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EVERGREY: Third 'Glorious Collision' Webisode Posted Online

The third in an eight-part series of weekly webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interview clips with Swedish metallers EVERGREY about the making of the band's new album, "Glorious Collision", can be viewed below. "Glorious Collision" will be released via Steamhammer/SPV on the following dates: Germany: February 25 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA/Canada: February 22 ...

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MALISON ROGUE Signs With INNER WOUND RECORDINGS

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of the Swedish heavy metal band MALISON ROGUE. Due in Europe on March 25, the group's self-titled debut album was produced by Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, TREAT) and was mastered by Micke Lind (DIO, CANDLEMASS, TALISMAN). The MALISON ROGUE sound can be described as a mix between ...

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EVERGREY: 'Wrong' Single To Be Distributed With Sweden's CLOSE-UP Magazine

"Wrong", the new single from the Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band EVERGREY, will be exclusively distributed with the upcoming issue of Close-Up Magazine, hitting shops in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway on February 3. The single precedes the group's forthcoming full-length CD, "Glorious Collision", which will be released on February 23. The second in an ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI, BARE INFINITY, TRIOSPHERE Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST

KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI, BARE INFINITY and TRIOSPHERE have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place October 21-23, 2011 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMARANTHE BARE INFINITY BENEDICTUM DEADLOCK DIABULUS IN MUSICA DORO ECHOTERRA HANGING DOLL KIVIMETSÄN ...

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OPERATIKA Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST

New Jersey-based symphonic/power metallers OPERATIKA have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place October 21-23, 2011 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMARANTHE BENEDICTUM DEADLOCK DIABULUS IN MUSICA DORO ECHOTERRA HANGING DOLL LEAVES' EYES MIDNATTSOL NEMHAIN ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Album Title Revealed

Greek demons SEPTICFLESH have set "The Great Mass" as the title of their new album, due on April 18 in Europe (April 19 in North America). The new opus will be made available in several formats, to be unveiled soon. A brand new song from SEPTICFLESH's forthcoming album, entitled "The Vampire From Nazareth", was released ...

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EVERGREY: First 'Glorious Collision' Webisode Posted Online

The first in an eight-part series of weekly webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interview clips with Swedish metallers EVERGREY about the making of the band's eighth studio album, "Glorious Collision", can be viewed below. "Glorious Collision" will be released via Steamhammer/SPV on the following dates: Germany: February 25 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA/Canada: February ...

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SINISTER: 'Altered Since Birth' Box Set Detailed

Poland's Metal Mind Productions will release an exclusive box containing the full discography of one of the best death metal bands around — Holland's SINISTER — on February 14 in Poland, February 21 in Europe and April 5 in the USA. Entitled "Altered Since Birth", the set contains eight studio albums, a live DVD, a ...

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CANDLEMASS Performs Entire Debut Album With Original Singer; Video Available

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS celebrated their 25-year anniversary by performing an extra-long, two-and-a-half-hour set at Debaser Medis in Stockholm this past Saturday, December 18. The band's classic debut album, "Epicus Doomicus Metalicus", was played in its entirety for the first time with the original singer Johan Längqvist. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Singer RALF SCHEEPERS' Solo Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has a February 18, 2011 European release date (February 15 in North America) for PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers' solo debut album, entitled "Scheepers". Scheepers has built himself quite a reputation for being one of the finest German heavy metal singers. With a career spanning three decades (he debuted with TYRAN PACE's "Eye ...

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DORO, DIABULUS IN MUSICA, SYSTEM DIVIDE Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST

DORO, DIABULUS IN MUSICA and SYSTEM DIVIDE have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place October 21-23 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMARANTHE BENEDICTUM DEADLOCK DIABULUS IN MUSICA DORO DRACONIAN ECHOTERRA HANGING DOLL LEAVES' EYES ...

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NECRONOMICON, NEURAXIS To Headline DRUMMONDVILLE METALFEST

NECRONOMICON and NEURAXIS will co-headline next year's edition of the Drummondville Metalfest, set to take place on February 5, 2011 at Salle Gaston Mandeville in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: NECRONOMICON NEURAXIS REANIMATOR EXHULT HEAR MY WORDS IN THE SIGHT Two more acts will be announced soon. $15 in ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Single Due This Friday

A brand new song from Greek demons SEPTICFLESH's forthcoming album will be available this Friday. The single is entitled "The Vampire From Nazareth" and will be released as digital download worldwide. Go to Amazon.com to listen to a 30-second clip. French fans will also find the song on a dropcard that will be ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Doomology' Box Track Listing Revealed

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will celebrate their 25-year anniversary by performing an extra-long, two-and-a-half-hour set at Debaser Medis in Stockholm on December 18. The band's classic debut album, "Epicus Doomicus Metalicus", will be played in its entirety for the first time with the original singer Johan Längqvist. In addition, the group has been in the ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. "Hell yeah!" proclaims the band. "After all these years we will return to the U.K. again in August 2011. We are really proud ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Doomology' Box Detailed

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will celebrate their 25-year anniversary by performing an extra-long, two-and-a-half-hour set at Debaser Medis in Stockholm on December 18. The band's classic debut album, "Epicus Doomicus Metalicus", will be played in its entirety for the first time with the original singer Johan Längqvist. In addition, the group has been in the ...

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BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE Completes Work On New Album

Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have completed work on their fourth album, "Celestial Completion", for a tentative March 2011 release via Solid State Records. The CD was produced by Matt Goldman (UNDEROATH, THE CHARIOT, COPELAND) and contains 11 tracks. Dennis Culp of FIVE IRON FRENZY fame lent his trombone skills to a particularly interesting ...

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AMASEFFER: New Song Available For Streaming

A pre-production version of "Pillar Of Fire", a brand new song from the Israeli heavy metal band AMASEFFER, can be streamed using the audio player below. The track, which features lead vocals from Mats Levén (THERION, KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), comes off the group's forthcoming album, "When The Lions Leave Their Den", the second part of ...

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THERION, LEAVES' EYES Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION and LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place October 21-23 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping ...

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CORONER Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited Swiss thrash trio CORONER has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGELWITCH CORONER IMMORTAL LAWNMOWER DETH MORBID ANGEL RHAPSODY OF FIRE THERION TRIPTYKON The Bloodstock Open ...

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CRUCIFIED BARBARA Working On New Material

Swedish all-girl hard rock band CRUCIFIED BARBARA, which is currently writing material for its third full-length album, will play a one-off show on December 2 at Café Opera in Stockholm, Sweden. Support at the gig will come from THE SCAMS. CRUCIFIED BARBARA's second full-length album, "Til Death Do Us Party", was released in February 2009. ...

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