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GOD FORBID: OZZFEST Off Dates Announced

New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID will continue their rigorous U.S. touring schedule all summer long on Ozzfest, which kicks off in Hartford, CT. on July 10. The quintet also locked down a series of Ozzfest off-dates alongside such premier artists as DIMMU BORGIR, SLAYER and SUPERJOINT RITUAL, among others. Their new video for "Antihero", ...

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DISBELIEF Replace GRIMFIST At Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

German death metallers DISBELIEF have replaced Norway's GRIMFIST at the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. GRIMFIST were forced to withdraw from the festival following their split with drummer Horgh (HYPOCRISY, ex-IMMORTAL). The complete list of bands confirmed ...

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GRAVE, UNLEASHED: New Albums To Receive U.S. Release In Early September

Century Media Records has set September 7 as the U.S. release date for the new albums from Sweden's death metal godfathers GRAVE and UNLEASHED. GRAVE, who recently replaced drummer Christofer Barkensjö (KAAMOS) with Pelle Liljenberg (COERCION), recorded their sixth full-length album, "Fiendish Regression", at Abyss studio with producers Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. 11 tracks were ...

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UNLEASHED: Live Video Posted Online

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have uploaded a live performance clip of the track "Never Ending Hate", recorded during the 1994 "Full Of Hate" Easter Festival tour. Check it out here (Windows Media, 12.5 MB). As previously reported, UNLEASHED's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", is scheduled for release on July 26 through Century ...

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UNLEASHED: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new UNLEASHED track, titled "Winterland", has been posted online in Real Media format at this location. "Winterland" comes off the legendary Swedish death metal band's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", due on July 26 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Hell's Unleashed" was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Folkare at ...

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BRUJERIA To Play Brazil In August

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. Asesino), will play two shows in Brazil in August, according to BRUJERIA's official Brazilian web site. The details are as follows: Aug. 05 - São Paulo, BRA @ Hangar 110 Aug. 06 - São Paulo, BRA @ Hangar 110 ...

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THE HAUNTED: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new THE HAUNTED track, entitled "99", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "99" comes off the Swedish thrashers' as-yet-untitled fourth album, due this fall through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "One Kill Wonder" was recorded at Gothenburg's famed Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, ...

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THE HAUNTED Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Century Media Records. The band has already completed work on their highly anticipated, as-yet-untitled, fourth album which will be released this fall. Commented guitarist Anders Björler: "We are happy to have chosen Century Media for the next couple of albums. Century Media is a ...

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DREAM EVIL: 'Book Of Heavy Metal' Catches On

DREAM EVIL — the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.), drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), and guitarist Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE) — have entered the Swedish and Japanese album charts at positions No. 45 and No. 47, respectively, with ...

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LOCKUP Finish Mixing Live Album

LOCKUP, the grindcore band featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and ex-DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, have finished mixing their live album for a late 2004 release through Toys Factory Records in Japan and Shane's label, Feto Records, in Europe. The as-yet-untitled ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Begin Work On New Video

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have commenced work on a video for a track off their upcoming EP, "Trashed, Lost & Strungout", due this summer through Spinefarm Records. The clip for the as-yet-undisclosed cut is being directed by Revolver Film Company's Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES and LACUNA COIL, among ...

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'Infernal Gathering' Compilation Due In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 29 U.S. release date for "Infernal Gathering, The Second Chapter", a collection of headline artists that performed at the 4th annual Inferno Festival this past April. Norway's Inferno Festival has, in its short time, established itself as one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. With ...

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RAM Confirmed For Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

According to a posting on their web site, RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG), have been confirmed for the Metaltown festival, a one-day event scheduled to take place June 19 at Bananpiren in Gothenburg, Sweden. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to appear ...

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DESTRUCTION Drummer Arrested In Italy

DESTRUCTION drummer Marc Reign was arrested in Italy Sunday (May 24) following the band's performance in Brescia. The following statement on the matter was posted on the group's official web site: "After the fantastic gig in Brescia, Italy, the band had massive problems to leave the country by plane from the Milano airport. What happened ...

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LACUNA COIL: 'Swamped' Video Posted Online

LACUNA COIL's video for the track "Swamped" has been posted online at Launch.com. Check it out here. The "Swamped" clip was directed by Revolver Film Company's Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, WITHIN TEMPTATION, EVERGREY, TIAMAT, PASSENGER) and was shot in Sweden in a castle and on the Revolver Ranch. Pick-up shots were ...

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LACUNA COIL: 'Swamped' Single Due In June

Italy's LACUNA COIL will be releasing the second single, "Swamped", from their highly acclaimed album, "Comalies", on June 7 through Century Media Records. The single release will be complemented by the band's "fantastic" video for "Swamped", which was shot by the popular Swedish director Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with such bands such as ...

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AGENT STEEL To Film Dutch Shows For Upcoming DVD

AGENT STEEL will be playing at the Dynamo Festival pre-party at Effenaar in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Friday, June 4. Also rumored to appear are SHADOWS FALL. Support at the show will come from Belgium's AFTER ALL. AGENT STEEL have been confirmed for this year's Dynamo Festival, set to take place June 5 at Goffertpark in ...

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Former EUROPE Guitarist KEE MARCELLO Resurfaces With K2

K2, the new band led by former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello, will release their debut album, "Melon Demon Divine", on June 17 through Frontiers Records. As a member of EUROPE, Kee recorded two highly successful albums ("Out of This World" and "Prisoners In Paradise") and did three world tours including the one in support of ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SOULFLY have been confirmed for the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. The complete list of bands set to appear at the festival is as follows: A.O.K. ADJUDGEMENT AGNOSTIC FRONT ATROCITY BEATSTEAKS BENEDICTION BILLY TALENT BLOOD FOR BLOOD ...

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