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VENOM Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

British black metal pioneers VENOM 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 ...

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IN MOURNING Signs With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Swedish progressive death metallers IN MOURNING have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The band's third full-length album, "The Weight Of Oceans", will be released next year. IN MOURNING's latest CD, "Monolith", was released in January 2010 via Pulverised Records. The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered at Black Lounge Studio in Avesta, Sweden in ...

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AMORPHIS Interviewed On Bulgaria's TANGRA MEGA ROCK (Audio)

Esa Holopainen (guitar) and Tomi Joutsen (vocals) of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS were interviewed on Tangra Mega Rock radio whern the band played in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 10. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. AMORPHIS' latest album, "The Beginning Of Times", entered the German Media Control chart at position ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: ALESTORM BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN DARK TRANQUILLITY DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF THE DAMNED POWERWOLF SALTATIO MORTIS VADER W.A.S.P. Metalfest 2011 was a huge success, having taken place over ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: 'Armed' Video Released

"Armed", the new video from THE MAN-EATING TREE the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE can be seen below. The clip was filmed by Mutant Koala Pictures, a production company based in the band's hometown of Oulu, Finland. "Armed" comes off THE MAN-EATING TREE's ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have set "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird" as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on February 1, 2012 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 ...

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W.A.S.P. Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

W.A.S.P. has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: ALESTORM BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF THE DAMNED POWERWOLF SALTATIO MORTIS VADER W.A.S.P. Metalfest 2011 was a huge success, having taken place over two weekends in five countries. Bands such ...

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LEPROUS: 'Restless' Video Released

"Restless", the new video from the Norwegian progressive/avant-garde metal band LEPROUS, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by David Solbjrg and Kjetil Kolbjrnsrud of Twitchy Films. Commented the group: "We had a lot of fun, but also went through several gross and painful moments in the making of this video. We're really happy ...

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BEHEMOTH Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF THE DAMNED POWERWOLF SALTATIO MORTIS VADER Metalfest 2011 was a huge success, having taken place over two weekends in five countries. Bands ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. DEATH ANGEL will play a special set featuring the entirety of its classic 1987 debut album, "The Ultra Violence". Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF ...

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AMORPHIS Schedules Helsinki Signing Session

Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS will take part in a signing session at Musamaailma in Helsinki, Finland this Friday, October 7 from 5:00 p.m. to to 6:00 p.m. For more information, go to this location. AMORPHIS' latest album, "The Beginning Of Times", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 16 ...

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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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SWALLOW THE SUN Begins Recording New Album

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have issued the following update: "During the well-deserved break we took from shows this year, we've been preparing new music, and now we are happy to announce that we have entered Drumforest Studios at Viitasaari to record our fifth full length album, which will be released February 1, 2012 ...

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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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TRAIL OF TEARS Completes Recording New Album

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS has finished recording its as-yet-untitled seventh album at Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes. Commented the band: "Cathrine [Paulsen] came through the extreme schedule with flying colours, putting the finishing vocals on the end result and delivered a performance for the history books! "Mixing is currently underway, ...

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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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THE MAN-EATING TREE: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

THE MAN-EATING TREE the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE will release its sophomore album, "Harvest", on November 28 via Century Media Records. The CD was once again helmed by producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and marks the recording debut of guitarist Antti ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Rejoined By Drummer KELLY DAVID SMITH

Long-running Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have parted ways with drummer Craig Nielsen and have been rejoined by Kelly David Smith. The band's current lineup is the same as the one that recorded the "Cuatro" (1992), "Drift" (1995) and "High" (1997) albums: Eric "A.K." Knutson - Vocals Ed Carlson - Guitar Michael Gilbert - Guitar ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE Completes Work On Sophomore Album

THE MAN-EATING TREE the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE has completed work on its sophomore album, "Harvest", to be released in the coming months via Century Media Records. The CD was once again helmed by producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and marks ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS: Video Footage From The Studio

Norwegian gothic metallers TRAIL OF TEARS entered Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France earlier this month with producer Terje Refsnes to begin recording their as-yet-untitled seventh album. An early 2012 release is expected. A short video clip from the studio filmed on September 6 can be seen below. TRAIL OF TEARS last year parted ways ...

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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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SUFFOCATION Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

SUFFOCATION 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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OVERKILL Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

OVERKILL 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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WHIPLASH Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

WHIPLASH 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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CANNIBAL CORPSE Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

CANNIBAL CORPSE 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 ...

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