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VOLBEAT, MAROON, IMPIOUS Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

VOLBEAT, MAROON and IMPIOUS have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABSOLUTE AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH BLACK MESSIAH BOLT THROWER CALIBAN COMMUNIC CREMATORY DAGOBA DARK FORTRESS DARK FUNERAL DARK TRANQUILLITY ...

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ARTILLERY Pulls Out Of KEEP IT TRUE Festival

The organizers of the Keep It True VIII festival, which is scheduled to take place April 14 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, have issued the following update: "[Danish thrashers] ARTILLERY had to cancel their show at Keep It True due to problems with the singer and bassist. The Stützer brothers [guitarist Michael and bassist Morten] ...

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MANTICORA: New Album Guest Appearances Revealed

Danish power metallers MANTICORA have released a list of the guest musicians who appear on the group's sixth full-length album, "The Black Circus, Part 2". The companion CD to last year's "The Black Circus, Part 1 – Letters" was mixed at the Jailhouse studios in Horsens, Denmark between January 25, 2007 and February 1 with ...

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MY DARKEST HATE Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling, has parted ways with bassist Alex Palma due to "musical differences." Replacing him in the group's current lineup is Andreas Siegl (BLACK ABYSS, ex-PARADOX). MY DARKEST HATE has been confirmed for the Black vs. Death Festival, set to take place ...

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DARK FORTRESS To Film Hometown Show For Possible DVD

German black metal outfit DARK FORTRESS will film its May 19 show at Alte Kaserne in the band's hometown of Landshut for a possible DVD. Also appearing on the bill are THE VISION BLEAK, DARK AGE and CROM. DARK FORTRESS is scheduled to enter the studio this month to begin recording its fifth album, "Scum". ...

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CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German metalcore masters CALIBAN have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABSOLUTE AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH BLACK MESSIAH BOLT THROWER CALIBAN COMMUNIC CREMATORY DAGOBA DARK FORTRESS DARK FUNERAL DARK TRANQUILLITY ...

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VADER Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ARMORED SAINT AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HAMMERFALL HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN, DAGOBA, POWERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SWALLOW THE SUN, DAGOBA and POWERWOLF have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABSOLUTE AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH BLACK MESSIAH BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DAGOBA DARK FORTRESS DARK FUNERAL DARK ...

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POISONBLACK Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar; formerly of SENTENCED), has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABSOLUTE AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH BLACK MESSIAH BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABSOLUTE AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH BLACK MESSIAH BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FORTRESS DARK FUNERAL DARK TRANQUILLITY ...

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OOMPH! Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German industrial metal band OOMPH! has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABSOLUTE AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH BLACK MESSIAH BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FORTRESS DARK FUNERAL DEADLOCK DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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PAIN Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

PAIN, the Swedish band led by HYPOCRISY mastermind Peter Tägtgren, has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABSOLUTE AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH BLACK MESSIAH BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FORTRESS ...

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SUFFOCATION, RAGE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SUFFOCATION and RAGE have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABSOLUTE AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH BLACK MESSIAH BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FORTRESS DARK FUNERAL DEADLOCK DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION ...

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TANKARD To Release 'Best Case Scenario: 25 Years In Beers' This Summer

Long-running Frankfurt, Germany-based thrash metallers TANKARD will enter Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany in late March with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to record new versions of their biggest "hits" — from "(Empty) Tankard" and "Chemical Invasion" to "The Morning After" and "Space Beer". The resulting collection, "Best Case Scenario: 25 ...

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SQUEALER A.D., BLACK MESSIAH, PRESIDENT EVIL To Perform At Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SQUEALER A.D., BLACK MESSIAH, PRESIDENT EVIL and ABSOLUTE will perform at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany as part of the AFM Records label night. The groups will take the stage on Friday, August 17 starting at 1:00 a.m. after the regular festival set is finished. The tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, ...

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AFTER FOREVER, KARKADAN Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

AFTER FOREVER and KARKADAN have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FORTRESS DARK FUNERAL DEADLOCK DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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DARK FORTRESS To Enter Studio In February

German black metal outfit DARK FORTRESS will enter the studio in February to begin recording for its fifth album, "Scum". Nine songs will be recorded for the effort, including "Cold", "Eudaimony Reversed", "A Sickening World's Protagonist", "Abhorrence Vs. Scum", "Soul Flagellation", "The Anti-Life Doctrine", "Scumshot Orgasm" and "Antiversum". An August/September release via Century Media Records ...

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ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

ARMORED SAINT has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ARMORED SAINT AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON ...

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MANTICORA Signs With LOCOMOTIVE MUSIC

Danish power metallers MANTICORA have inked a deal with Locomotive Music for the worldwide release of their sixth full-length album, "The Black Circus, Part 2". The companion CD to last year's "The Black Circus, Part 1 – Letters" will be mixed at the Jailhouse studios in Horsens, Denmark between January 25, 2007 and February 1 ...

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REQUIEM: New Song Posted Online

A brand new REQUIEM track, entitled "No Means Nothing", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Swiss death metal band's new album, "Premier Killing League", due on March 23 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy ...

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DESTRUCTOR: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Cleveland, Ohio's legendary power/thrash band DESTRUCTOR has set "Forever in Leather" as the title of its forthcoming album, due on April 13 Auburn Records. The CD was recorded in Cleveland at Metro Sync and Noise Floor studios and is scheduled to be mixed starting next week with producer Don Depew (BREAKER guitarist). The track listing ...

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JUSTICE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German metallers JUSTICE have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FORTRESS DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION DORNENREICH DORO ...

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DARK FORTRESS Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German black metal outfit DARK FORTRESS has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FORTRESS DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ...

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XANDRIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German gothic metal band XANDRIA has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION DORNENREICH DORO ...

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KOLDBRANN, MACHINEMADE GOD Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

KOLDBRANN and MACHINEMADE GOD have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION DORNENREICH DORO EISBRECHER ...

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Switzerland's REQUIEM To Release New Album In March

Swiss death metal band REQUIEM has finished recording its new album, "Premier Killing League", at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DEW-SCENTED, TANKARD, HOLY MOSES, DISBELIEF, KRISIUN, CALLENISH CIRCLE). An March 23 release via Massacre Records is expected. According to the band, the new album contains "the ...

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