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AMARANTHE: First Webisode From HAMMERFALL Tour Posted Online

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from AMARANTHE's current European tour with HAMMERFALL, VICIOUS RUMORS and DEATHDESTRUCTION can be seen below. AMARANTHE is the project featuring Olof Mrck (NIGHTRAGE, DRAGONLAND), Jake E (ex-DREAM EVIL, DREAMLAND), Andy Solvestrm (WITHIN Y, EVILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM), Morten Lowe Sorensen (THE ARCANE ORDER, SUBMISSION) and Johan ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: First Webisode From HAMMERFALL Tour Posted Online

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from DEATHDESTRUCTION's current European tour with HAMMERFALL, VICIOUS RUMORS and AMARANTHE can be seen below. DEATHDESTRUCTION recently inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. The band's three-song EP, "Fuck Yeah", was released in April and was followed by the group's self-titled ...

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HYSTERICA Continuing Work On Sophomore Album; London Show Announced

Swedish MANOWAR-inspired all-female metal band HYSTERICA will perform at Camden Underworld in London, England on November 19. HYSTERICA is working on a new album titled "The Art Of Metal". According to a press release, HYSTERICA is planning "something different and unique" for the upcoming CD by "unit[ing] the music with another form of art. The ...

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RAGE: More New Album Details Revealed

German metallers RAGE entered Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany earlier in the month to begin recording their 21st studio album for a March 2012 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The recordings are once again being helmed by Charlie Bauerfeind, who has previously worked with SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN, HAMMERFALL and HELLOWEEN, among others. Songtitles set ...

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FULLFORCE: 'Open Your Eyes' Video Released

"Open Your Eyes", the new video from FULLFORCE the Swedish melodic metal outfit featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, and Tommy Larsson (HEED) on bass can be seen below. Produced once again by Rainer ...

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HAMMERFALL: Stockholm Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of HAMMERFALL's October 29 concert at Arenan in Stockholm, Sweden can be seen below. HAMMERFALL's new album, "Infected", sold around 1,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD debuted at No. 16 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by ...

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Indian Metal Musicians Speak Out About Vandalism At METALLICA Concert

Several Indian heavy metal musicians have released statements condemning the actions of a select few fellow Indian metal fans who broke chairs and tore posters after organizers canceled a METALLICA concert on the outskirts of the Indian capital Friday night (October 28). Organizers said the concert was called off due to technical difficulties. Demonstealer (DEMONIC ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION Rehearsing For European Tour (Video)

Video footage of DEATHDESTRUCTION the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL rehearsing for it upcoming European tour with HAMMERFALL can be viewed below. DEATHDESTRUCTION recently inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. The band's three-song EP, "Fuck Yeah", was released in April and was ...

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DOOGIE WHITE: Another New Solo Track Available For Streaming

"Dreams Lie Down And Die", a brand new song from renowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MIDNIGHT BLUE and PRAYING MANTIS and TANK, can be streamed in the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off Doogie's solo album, "As Yet Untitled", which is scheduled for ...

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RIOT Forced To Pull Out Of HAMMERFALL European Tour

Due to complications from singer Tony Moore's emergency oral surgery, legendary U.S. metal band RIOT is disappointed to announce that it will not be able to support HAMMERFALL on the Swedish metal act's previously announced European headlining tour. A routine dental checkup discovered a deeply infected root canal, and the infection had spread to the ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Added To Second Leg Of HAMMERFALL's European Tour

San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS will support HAMMERFALL on the second leg of the Swedish metal band's European headlining tour. Commented VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe: "This will be the highlight of our year! After doing three festivals with HAMMERFALL last summer, we were honored to be invited to join the Swedish metal ...

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FULLFORCE Working On New Material

FULLFORCE the new Swedish melodic metal outfit featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, and Tommy Larsson (HEED) on bass has issued the following update: "FULLFORCE will during the rest of 2011 and early 2012 ...

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RIOT: New Song Premiers On Japanese Radio

"Riot", a brand new song from the legendary U.S. metal band RIOT, was premiered on this weekend edition of Japan's "Power Rock Today" radio show, hosted by Masa Itoh. You can now listen to the track in the YouTube clip below. The song comes off the RIOT's new album, "Immortal Soul", which will be released ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Florida-based melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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ATHEIST Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up ...

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MACHINE HEAD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL CRADLE OF FILTH DARK FUNERAL DIMMU BORGIR ENDSTILLE FORBIDDEN GAMMA RAY HAMMERFALL ...

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PENTAGRAM Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Doom metal legends PENTAGRAM have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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RAGE Working On Its 'Hardest' Album To Date

German metallers RAGE will enter Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany in mid-October to begin recording their new album for a March 2012 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The recordings will once again be helmed by Charlie Bauerfeind, who has previously worked with SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN, HAMMERFALL and HELLOWEEN, among others. As a direct consequence ...

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NAPALM DEATH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL CRADLE OF FILTH DARK FUNERAL DIMMU BORGIR ENDSTILLE FORBIDDEN GAMMA RAY HAMMERFALL HENRY ROLLINS ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL CRADLE OF FILTH DARK FUNERAL DIMMU BORGIR ENDSTILLE FORBIDDEN GAMMA RAY HAMMERFALL HENRY ROLLINS ...

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FULLFORCE: 'Heart And Soul' Video Released

"Heart And Soul", the new video from FULLFORCE the new Swedish melodic metal outfit featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, and Tommy Larsson (HEED) on bass can be viewed below. The clip was directed ...

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DOOGIE WHITE: New Solo Track Available For Streaming

"Time Machine", a brand new song from renowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MIDNIGHT BLUE and PRAYING MANTIS and TANK, can be streamed in the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off Doogie's solo album, "As Yet Untitled", which is scheduled for release on October ...

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Singer LORI LEWIS Gets 'Permanent' Status In THERION

AESMA DAEVA singer Lori Lewis has officially joined Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION as a "permanent" member. THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson states, "[Lori] has been a fantastic partner of the band being a great friend and making the best operatic performance known to the metal world for several years. Now she will also be an active ...

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VENOM Confirmed For Germany's CHRISTMAS METAL FESTIVAL

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for the Christmas Metal Festival, set to take place November 25-26 at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany. Commented VENOM vocalist/bassist Conrad "Cronos" Lant: "I know were supposed to be just working on the new album release, etc., but c'mon, some of our most hardcore legions are German. How ...

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RIOT Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

RIOT has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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RAGE To Enter Studio In October

German metallers RAGE will enter Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany in October to begin recording their new album for an early 2012 release. RAGE's latest CD, "Strings To A Web", was released in February 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Twilight Hall Studio and was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND ...

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