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OPETH: Interview With Keyboardist PER WIBERG To Air Tonight

An interview with OPETH keyboardist Per Wiberg will air tonight on University Radio York 1350AM in York, England. In the interview, Per discusses his time in the band, the stories behind recording of albums such as "Ghost Reveries", "Deliverance" and "Damnation", tour stories and the band's decision to sign with Roadrunner Records in 2005. The ...

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DISMEMBER To Embark On European Tour In February

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER will be embarking on a European tour in February in support of their upcoming CD, "The God That Never Was", due in Europe on January 27, 2006 via Regain Records. Support at the shows will come from REQUIEM. Tentative dates so far are as follows: Feb. 14 - K 17 ...

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OPETH: BBC Session To Air Tonight

OPETH's recent recording session at the legendary BBC studios in Maida Vale, London, U.K. will air tonight (December 13) on BBC Radio 1's "The Rock Show". The tracks recorded were as follows: "The Grand Conjuration", "When" and "Soldier of Fortune" (DEEP PURPLE cover). Tune in tonight at 1:00 a.m. (U.K. time) or check out a ...

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OPETH, BURST, THE HELLACOPTERS Among 'P3 Guld' Nominees

OPETH, BURST and THE HELLACOPTERS are among the nominated artists for the "P3 Guld" award from Swedish radio station P3 in the "Best Rock/Metal Album Of The Year" category. The winners will be announced on January 21, 2006 during a live awards ceremony broadcast from Storan in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event will feature a live ...

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DISMEMBER: The God That Never Was

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have set "The God That Never Was" as the title of their seventh album, due in Europe on January 27, 2006 via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Where Ironcrosses Grow" was once again produced by drummer Fred Estby at Sami Studio in Stockholm. The group's current lineup is completed ...

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OPETH: Dates In Greece, Turkey, Israel Announced

Sweden's OPETH will appear in Greece and Turkey at the end of March next year. In addition, the band will play a gig in Tel Aviv, Israel for the fist time. OPETH will also be heading Down Under once again and this time they will appear in Auckland, New Zealand. Upcoming OPETH shows: Dec. 06 ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION: Songwriting Is Going 'Surprisingly Well'

Swedish technical death metal outfit SPAWN OF POSSESSION have signed a multi-album deal with Neurotic Records. The band will enter Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden in January/February with producer Magnus Sedenberg to record their as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due next spting/summer. The band have issued the following update on the songwriting sessions for the upcoming ...

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DISMEMBER: More New Album Details Revealed

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have set the tentative track listing for their as-yet-untitled seventh album, due in early February via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Where Ironcrosses Grow" was once again produced by drummer Fred Estby at Sami Studio in Stockholm. The group's current lineup is completed by Matti Kärki (vocals), David Blomqvist ...

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IN FLAMES, SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY Members Reveal Their Favorite Albums Of 2005

In the December/January issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up, a number of heavy metal/hard rock musicians list their favorite albums of 2005. Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA): BIOHAZARD – "Means to an End" CLAUSTROPHOBIA – "Fulminant" EXODUS – "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES): NINE INCH NAILS - "With teeth" 10 YEARS – "The Autumn ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Guest On New PHARAOH CD

PHARAOH, the Pennsylvania-based four-piece featuring veteran vocal powerhouse Tim Aymar (best known for his work with Chuck Schuldiner's CONTROL DENIED), have completed work on their second full-length album, "The Longest Night", for a February 2006 release via Cruz del Sur. The close of the mixing stage this week followed a six-month recording process at MCR ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of An Era' CD/DVD Gets A Release Date

Spinefarm Records has set a June 5, 2006 release date for the upcoming "End of an Era" CD/DVD release from NIGHTWISH. "End of an Era" will contain footage of NIGHTWISH's final concert with singer Tarja Turunen, which took place on October 21 at the Hartwall arena in Helsinki, Finland. A 30-second video clip filmed by ...

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BURNING POINT: New Demo Samples Posted Online

Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT have uploaded audio samples of two new demo songs — "Nocturnal Sight" and "Bring Me Oblivion" — at their official web site. Check them out at this location. BURNING POINT released their latest, critically aclaimed album "Feeding Their Flames" in 2003 on Limb Music. The band consists of Pete Ahonen ...

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OPETH To Guest On Norwegian Radio

On Tuesday, November 15, OPETH will be guests on Norwegian National Radio P3. The program is called "Pyro", and two of the band's members will play their favorite songs from the history of rock. "Pyro" airs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. CET. OPETH will be guests in the last hour, and the show can ...

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SEASON'S END, BLOODY MARY To Team Up For U.K. Tour

English female-fronted doom band SEASON'S END and Italian goth rockers BLOODY MARY begin their U.K. tour this Saturday (Nov. 12). Also appearing on the bill will be THE FACES OF SARAH. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 12 - Ipswich, UK - Premier pool club (w/ FULL COLAPSE) Nov. 14 - Coventry, UK - Jailhouse ...

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OPETH To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

Sweden's OPETH will be the featured guests on this weekend's episode of "Headbanger's Ball". The two-hour program will air Saturday, November 5 beginning at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. OPETH are currently touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Raodrunner Records. As previously reported, OPETH's video for the track "The Grand ...

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UNJUST: In Pre-Production Mode

San Francisco Bay Area's UNJUST are currently in pre-production for their much-anticipated fourth album, entitled "To Lose a Name". The band plan will once again work with producer/engineer Mark Keaton (MACHINE HEAD, ONE MAN ARMY, MR. T EXPERIENCE, KGB) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. An early 2006 release is expected. A demo version of ...

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EIDOLON: MEGADETH Guitarist Issues New Album Update

EIDOLON guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH) has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Here is an update to let you know where we stand with the progress of recording the new EIDOLON album, 'The Parallel Otherworld'. "All that is left now are two bass tracks, my solos and Nils' [K. Rue, vocals; ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Long-running Floridian death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Rob Barret and bassist Gordon Simms. Replacing them in the group's latest incarnation are returning members John Rubin (guitar) and Jason Blachowicz (bass, also in DIVINE EMPIRE). MALEVOLENT CREATION are currently writing the music for their tenth studio album, to be released sometime ...

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SICK OF IT ALL Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Abacus Recordings has announced the signing of New York City's SICK OF IT ALL. As one of the longest-standing bands still proudly waving the flag of New York hardcore, SICK OF IT ALL have made their mark as one of the cornerstones of NYHC, proving that heart, hard work and dedication to hardcore is about ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION Sign With NEUROTIC RECORDS

Swedish technical death metal outfit SPAWN OF POSSESSION have signed a multi-album deal with Neurotic Records. The band will enter Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden in January/February with producer Magnus Sedenberg to record their as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due next spting/summer. According to an official press release. the follow-up to 2003's "Cabinet" album will be ...

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