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SEPTIC FLESH Complete Work On "Sumerian Daemons"

Greece's SEPTIC FLESH have completed work on their new album, entitled Sumerian Daemons, with producer Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman for an October release through Hammerheart Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the 13-song effort are the following: 01. Red Code Cult 02. ...

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LOCKUP Announce Summer Gigs

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, have lined up the following gigs during the summer: Jun. 27 - Osaka, JAP @ Club Quatro Jun. 28 - Nagoya, JAP @ Club Quatro Jun. 30 - Tokyo, ...

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ASTRIAAL Enter Studios To Begin Work On "Renascent Misanthropy"

Australia's ASTRIAAL entered Sunshine Studios in Brisbane on Monday, June 17th to begin recording their debut full-length effort, entitled Renascent Misanthropy. Engineered by Lachlan Mitchell (ex-NAZXUL), the follow-up to 2000's Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom EP will contain "eight tracks of blasting misanthropik violence," according to the group's official web site. In other news, ...

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LYZANXIA Complete Work On "Mindcrimes"

French thrashers LYZANXIA have completed work on their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) and Don Romano 666. Mixed by Nordström and Patrick J at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album's full track listing is as follows: ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD Complete Work On "Infidel"

Norway's OLD MAN'S CHILD, featuring DIMMU BORGIR members Galder (guitarist) and Nick Barker (drums, also in LOCKUP), have completed work on their brand new studio album, entitled Indifel, at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden for a late summer release through Century Media Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Despicable ...

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LOCKUP: "We Are Not Just A Project Band"

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, have posted the following message via their official web site at www.lockup666.com: "Rehearsals start for our first festival of the summer, Hultsfred, in Sweden on the 14th ...

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LOCKUP Japanese Tour, Possible Live Album Announced

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/current THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, will play three shows in Japan with WILL HAVEN and CONVERGE at the end of June. A live LOCKUP album will reportedly be recorded during the tour and ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Announce Upcoming dates

Norway's BLOOD RED THRONE, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, have lined up the following gigs during May/June: May 24 - Folken, NOR @ TBA (w/DIMMU BORGIR) May 31 - Federicia, DEN @ TBA (w/EXMORTEM) Jun. 01 - TBA, DEN @ TBA (w/EXMORTEM) ...

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GRAND ALCHEMIST Ink Deal With SOUND RIOT

Norway's GRAND ALCHEMIST have signed to Sound Riot Records and will issue their new full-length CD, tentatively titled Intervening Coma-Celebration, in June/July. A 11-song effort, the album will be recorded in late March/April at Elg Studios and will be mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios (i.e. DIMMU BORGIR, TIDFALL, ARCTURUS, BORKNAGAR, MACTATUS, etc.) in ...

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AETERNUS Confirmed For Inferno, Prepare New Demo

Norway's AETERNUS have replaced DHG (formerly known as DDHEIMSGARD) on the bill of the upcoming Inferno Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Oslo, Norway on March 29th. Other artists due to appear at the event include DIMMU BORGIR, BLOOD RED THRONE, CARPATHIAN FOREST, LOCKUP, VINTERSORG and WITCHERY. In other news, AETERNUS are due ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Shane Embury Health Update

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has spoken out following a recent bout with the flu that left him hospitalized in Germany while the rest of the group carried on with their European tour as a four-piece. According to Embury, for a start, I didn't collapse. The flu thing has been bugging me for a bit, ...

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NO RETURN Ink Deal With Nuclear Blast, Confirm Summer Breeze Appearance

French thrashers NO RETURN and Paris-based Kodiak Records have struck a licensing deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast Records for the international release of the group's recently-completed fifth full-length CD, entitled Machinery. Recorded at Belgium's CCR Studio and mixed at Paris' Funmasters facility, the follow-up to 2000's Self Mutilation is scheduled for a March 5th French ...

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DIMMU BORGIR DVD To Include Bonus Disc

Norway's DIMMU BORGIR are completing work on their first DVD, entitled World Misanthropy, which will consist mostly of live clips, videos and backstage footage. An extra disc will be included with the first pressing, featuring bonus tracks from the band's Japanese CDs. Look for a worldwide release in May. ...

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INFERNO 2002 Festival Takes Shape

Inferno 2002 festival is scheduled to take place on March 29th and 30th at Rockefeller in Olso, Norway. So far the following acts have been confirmed to appear: 1349 AURA NOIR BEHEMOTH BLACK COMEDY BLOOD RED THRONE CARPATHIAN FOREST DHG DIMMU BORGIR ETERNAL SILENCE LOCK UP LOST IN TIME LOWDOWN MANATARK MINAS TIRITH NOCTURNAL BREED ...

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LOCKUP Plan Japanese Tour, Euro Festival Appearances

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/current THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, are in the process of arranging a Japanese tour and several summer festival appearances in Europe, according to Embury. Also in the works is a possible US package ...

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Summer Breeze 2002 Festival Takes Shape

According to www.wallsoffire.de, the following artists have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany: DIMMU BORGIR TIAMAT NIGHTWISH EDGUY HYPOCRISY SENTENCED AXXIS VADER BRAINSTORM AMON AMARTH PAIN EMIL BULLS DARE ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW AGATHODAIMON MYSTIC ...

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ARCH ENEMY's "Wages Of Sin" To Be Unleashed On March 18th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARCH ENEMY — Supreme Wages Of Sin to be released on March 18th, 2002! The wait is finally over, soon we are all to experience the frenetically anticipated release of ARCH ENEMY's finest album to date, Wages Of Sin in Europe and America! The Swedish Metal supergroup has become the leading band ...

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Hate Breeds Suffering - LOCKUP

Call me jaded, but the idea of four guys getting together with the sole purpose of making the “most extreme” old-school-style grindcore CD ever released is a concept that leaves me cold, and with good reason. Over the course of the last fifteen years, many acts have attempted to offer their own version of “most ...

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CRYPTOPSY: The Year Ahead!

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY will embark on a North American tour as main support for DIMMU BORGIR between February 19th and March 20th. The group will then head over to Europe for their first-ever European headlining tour, which will take place between April 5th to 28th. Following the band's appearance at the Weekend Extreme in ...

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Rebirth - PAIN

Having established a name for himself as the leader of the acclaimed Swedish death metal act HYPOCRISY, in addition to being the producer behind such groups as DESTRUCTION and DIMMU BORGIR, Peter Tagtgren is undoubtedly a multi-talented individual, and PAIN is possibly his finest achievement to date. Although this is technically the group's second full-length ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 1

Through no effort of their own—and as a result of a chain of events that they clearly had no control over—it appears that ANTHRAX the band has been getting an increased amount of coverage through media outlets that wouldn't have normally covered the group. Here is a sampling of recent online articles ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 04, 2001

A minor riot erupted at the conclusion of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's headlining show in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Tuesday, October 2nd, causing the band to storm off the stage and leaving the group's equipment vulnerable to damage as a result of the angry crowd throwing objects in protest over the way the concert ended. Here ...

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