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LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE, DISILLUSION Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE and DISILLUSION 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 COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION DORNENREICH DORO EISBRECHER FEAR MY ...

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MANTICORA Recording TANKARD Cover For Tribute Album

Danish power metallers MANTICORA recently entered the studio to begin recording their upcoming 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 with producer Tommy Hansen ...

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GRAVEWORM To Enter Studio Next Week

Italian/german gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM will enter Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany on January 6, 2007 with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to begin recording its sixth album, tentatively due next spring via Nuclear Blast Records. GRAVEWORM's latest CD, "(N)utopia", was released in 2005 via Nuclear Blast. The band earlier ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

FINNTROLL 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 COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DORNENREICH DORO EISBRECHER FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ...

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CREMATORY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

German gothic metallers CREMATORY 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 COMMUNIC CREMATORY DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DORNENREICH DORO EISBRECHER FEAR MY THOUGHTS ...

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TANKARD Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Frankfurt, Germany thrash beer-drinkers TANKARD 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 COMMUNIC DARK FUNERAL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DORNENREICH DORO EISBRECHER FEAR MY THOUGHTS ...

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MAD DRAGZTER: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

MAD DRAGZTER's entire new album, "Killing the Devil Inside", is available for streaming on the group's official web site. The CD is being released this month via Encore Records, the current Brazilian label home of KING DIAMOND, NILE, VOIVOD, VITAL REMAINS, TANKARD, BURNING IN HELL and THE ORDHER. The follow-up to 2003's "Strong ...

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HYADES: Another New Song Posted Online

Italian thrash metal act HYADES has uploaded another new song, entitled "Wops Still Thrash", to its MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming album, "And the Worst is Yet to Come", due in Europe on January 26 via Mausoleum Records. The CD will be made available in South America and Japan ...

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ARNHEM METAL MEETING 2006 Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos from the Arnhem Metal Meeting, which took place last night (Saturday, December 9) at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland have been posted online at Metal Experience. Included in the gallery are photos from such bands as AETERNUS, ANATHEMA, ANCIENT RITES, ARCH ENEMY, IMMOLATION, MELECHESH, MOONSORROW, NECROPHOBIC, PUNGENT STENCH, ...

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ANATHEMA Confirmed For Holland's ARNHEM METAL MEETING

British metallers ANATHEMA have been confirmed for the Arnhem Metal Meeting, set to take place Saturday, December 9 at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AETERNUS ANATHEMA ANCIENT RITES ANTAEUS ARCH ENEMY GENERAL SURGERY IMMOLATION MELECHESH MOONSORROW NECROPHOBIC PUNGENT STENCH SKYFORGER TANKARD THRONAR For more ...

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MAD DRAGZTER To Release New Album In December

Brazilian thrashers MAD DRAGZTER will release their new album, "Killing The Devil Inside", in December via Encore Records, the current Brazilian label home of KING DIAMOND, NILE, VOIVOD, VITAL REMAINS, TANKARD, BURNING IN HELL and THE ORDHER. The CD was produced by the band and renowned producer San Issobe, and was mastered by Marcelo Claret ...

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PARAGON: New Album Update

German power metallers PARAGON have resumed recording their new album for an early 2007 release. "Most of the vocals are done by now except for our half-ballad 'Agony' and a cover of 'Two Faced', which we recorded for a TANKARD tribute album which will be included in their next release," bassist Jan Bünning said. "We ...

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TANKARD, LEGION OF THE DAMNED Confirmed For Germany's WINTERBREATH Festival

TANKARD, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DESASTER and DRYROT are among the confirmed bands for the Winterbreath festival, set to take place January 5-6, 2007 at Hauptsmoorhalle in Strullendorf (near Bamberg), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALASKA FIRE DEBAUCHERY DELIRIUM TREMENS DESASTER DRYROT EMETH FREE KEY BIT CHESS HATRED ...

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FACE DOWN HERO Signs With YONAH RECORDS

German thrash outfit FACE DOWN HERO has signed a deal with Yonah-Records to release its debut CD, "Opinion Converter", in February 2007. Influenced by classic Bay Area-thrash as well as more recent bands, FACE DOWN HERO's album was produced by Kostja Rohe (TANKARD, SQUEALER, EDGUY) and was mastered by Bernd Steinwedel of Studio Nord Bremen. ...

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DESTRUCTOR's New Full-Length Album Due Next Spring

DESTRUCTOR's headlining appearance at the opening night of the Keep It True VIII festival in Germany on April 13, 2007 is officially sold out. The legendary Cleveland, Ohio power/thrash band will be delivering an extended headlining set that will feature classics from past releases "Maximum Destruction" and "Sonic Bullet", along with selections from their forthcoming ...

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DEW-SCENTED Finishes Recording New Album

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have issued the following update: "We just returned from Jörg Uken's Soundlodge studio [GOD DETHRONED, OBSCENITY, MANDRAKE] [in Northern Germany] where we finished recording 12 new tracks and some bonus material for our next album. It's sounding killer already in its rough version, so we are really looking forward to seeing how ...

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TANKARD Reissues To Include Bonus Tracks

AFM Records has announced plans to re-release remastered versions of the TANKARD albums "Disco Destroyer" and "Kings of Beer". Each album will contain a bonus track — a cover version of a very well-known metal act. More information will be made available soon. TANKARD is among the confirmed bands for the Keep It True VIII ...

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Finished With the Dogs - HOLY MOSES

If you ever salivated over Noise Records catalogs in the 1980s, or agonized over whether to spend the last of your beer money on a DETENTE LP, chances are you're already familiar with German thrashers HOLY MOSES. Inexplicably never afforded the worldwide distribution and notoriety of their peers, the band has turned many heads since ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Confirmed For Holland's ARNHEM METAL MEETING

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have been confirmed for the Arnhem Metal Meeting, set to take place Saturday, December 9 at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AETERNUS ANCIENT RITES ANTAEUS ARCH ENEMY GENERAL SURGERY IMMOLATION MELECHESH MOONSORROW NECROPHOBIC PUNGENT STENCH SKYFORGER TANKARD THRONAR ...

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SPOCK'S BEARD Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

SPOCK'S BEARD has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON METAL ...

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CATARACT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI ...

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TURISAS Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finnish pagan folk metal band TURISAS has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order) AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON ...

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MELECHESH: 'Emissaries' Tentative U.S. Release Date Announced

Osmose/The End Records has tentatively set a January 23, 2007 release date for new album from Mesopotamian metallers MELECHESH, entitled "Emissaries". The CD will arrive in Europe on October 30. "Emissaries", the fourth album from MELECHESH, is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2003's brilliant opus "Sphynx". Easily the band’s top album to date, and debut for ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order) AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON METAL ...

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ARCH ENEMY, MOONSORROW, TANKARD Confirmed For Holland's ARNHEM METAL MEETING

ARCH ENEMY, MOONSORROW and TANKARD are among the newly confirmed bands for the Arnhem Metal Meeting, set to take place Saturday, December 9 at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AETERNUS ANCIENT RITES ANTAEUS ARCH ENEMY IMMOLATION MELECHESH MOONSORROW NECROPHOBIC SKYFORGER TANKARD THRONAR For more ...

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