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TORNADO Preparing To Enter Studio

TORNADO (formerly NEMESIS DIVINA), the American, Dutch and Finnish metal band featuring members of AMORAL and FUELBLOODED, is preparing to enter Abyss Studio in Pärlby, Sweden under the watchful eye of Swedish producer and HYPOCRISY/PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren to record its debut album, "Amsterdamn, Hellsinki", for release via the French label Listenable Records. The group ...

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PAIN: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers PAIN, who are led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, will release their as-yet-untitled new album on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Cynic Paradise" was recently described by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon — who also happens to be the girlfriend of PAIN bassist Johan Husgafvel — as "more aggressive" ...

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Denmark's ESSENCE Taps Producer PETER TÄGTGREN For Next Album

Danish thrashers ESSENCE will enter Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden on February 13, 2012 with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin recording their sophomore album. The CD will be mastered at Black Lounge Studio by SCAR SYMMETRY guitarist Jonas Kjellgren. Commented ESSENCE: "We feel incredibly honored and grateful that Peter will produce ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: 'New Dawn' Video Released

"New Dawn", the new video from Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Delta", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy: February 25 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 23 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA, Canada: ...

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BELPHEGOR: 'Blood Magick Necromance' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Blood Magick Necromance", the ninth full-length album from Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 48 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as ...

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BELPHEGOR Forced To Miss Shows On DEICIDE Tour

Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR has issued that following statement in regards to its upcoming North American tour with DEICIDE: "Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, we are being forced to cancel eleven shows, since we were initially not given the green light to enter the country. We were promised that we would ...

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KAMPFAR: New Song Available For Streaming

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR will release their new album, "Mare", in Europe on March 25 and in the U.S. on April 5 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Heimgang" album was recorded at Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). "Mare" track listing: 01. Mare 02. Ildstemmer ...

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ZONARIA Forced To Cancel London Concert

Swedish death/black metal band ZONARIA was forced to cancel its concert in London, England this evening due to transportation issues. Commented guitarist Caleb Bingham: "Due to bus problems upon arrival in Scotland very early this morning, and the inability to get a repair truck out before the next afternoon, we have been forced to forgo ...

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ZONARIA's 'Spinal Tap'-Worthy Moment Captured On Video

Swedish death/black metal band ZONARIA experienced quite a "Spinal Tap"-worthy moment outside Novara, Italy on their latest European tour supporting NILE. They were playing the last song in their set and the circuit breaker to the entire venue blew on the last down beat of the song, in perfect sync, as if planned. Guitarist Caleb ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: 'Delta' Trailer Available

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release their fourth album, "Delta", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy: February 25 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 23 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA, Canada: March 15 The CD was recorded Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany and marks the debut of the ...

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KAMPFAR: 'Mare' Teaser Available

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR will release their new album, "Mare", in Europe on March 25 and in the U.S. on April 5 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Heimgang" album was recorded at Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). "Mare" track listing: 01. Mare 02. Ildstemmer ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Song Available For Streaming

Greek demons SEPTICFLESH will release their new album, "The Great Mass", on April 18 in Europe (April 19 in North America). The new opus will be made available in several formats, to be unveiled soon. A brand new song from SEPTICFLESH's forthcoming album, entitled "The Vampire From Nazareth", can be streamed below.

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BELPHEGOR: 'Blood Magick Necromance' First-Week Chart Positions

"Blood Magick Necromance", the ninth full-length album from Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR, has registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: Austria: #39 Germany: #97 The CD was released on January 14 in Europe and will be made available on February 8 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced ...

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Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Joins ZONARIA

Los Angeles guitarist Caleb Bingham (pictured below; ASCENSION, ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) has joined the Swedish death/black metal band ZONARIA. Commented ZONARIA guitarist Emil Nyström: "Caleb has been a great friend of mine for quite some time. And while recording our third CD, Simon felt like he wanted to focus on the singing. So from ...

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KAMPFAR: New Album Details Revealed

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR will release their new album, "Mare", in Europe on March 25 and in the U.S. on April 5 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Heimgang" album was recorded at Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). "Mare" track listing: 01. Mare 02. Ildstemmer ...

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BELPHEGOR: Title Track Of New Album Available For Streaming

"Blood Magick Necromance", the title track of the ninth full-length album from Austrian blackened death metal outfit BELPHEGOR, can be streamed in the Soundcloud player below. The CD was released on January 14 in Europe and will be made available on February 8 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced by ...

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ZONARIA Bassist Quits

Bass player Markus Åkebo has left the Swedish death/black metal band ZONARIA. Commented guitarist Emil Nyström: "We've had some great tours the last couple of years with Markus and we're going to miss him bad. But sometimes people need to move on and Markus needed a change in life. We wish him all the best ...

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POWERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's ROCKHARZ Festival

Multinational metalheads POWERWOLF have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS CALIBAN EMIL BULLS END OF GREEN FEUERSCHWANZ FREI.WILD GRAND MAGUS HACKNEYED HAIL OF BULLETS ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Album Title Revealed

Greek demons SEPTICFLESH have set "The Great Mass" as the title of their new album, due on April 18 in Europe (April 19 in North America). The new opus will be made available in several formats, to be unveiled soon. A brand new song from SEPTICFLESH's forthcoming album, entitled "The Vampire From Nazareth", was released ...

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LOCK UP: New Album Title Revealed

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP has set "The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos" as the title if its new album, tentatively due this spring via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. The CD was recorded in November-December at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and is scheduled to be mixed later this month. Fan-filmed video footage of ...

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK CRUISE

Dutch thrash metal band LEGION OF THE DAMNED has been confirmed for the next Sweden Rock Cruise, set to sail from Stockholm to Turku, Finland and back on April 7-8, 2011. Also scheduled to appear are the German metal queen Doro Pesch and the the reunited original lineup of ELECTRIC BOYS. Three more acts will ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: More 'Delta' Release Dates Announced

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release their fourth album, "Delta", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy: February 25 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 23 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA, Canada: March 15 The CD was recorded Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany and marks the debut of the ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Germany's ROCKHARZ Festival

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-9 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS CALIBAN EMIL BULLS END OF GREEN FEUERSCHWANZ FREI.WILD GRAND MAGUS HACKNEYED HAIL OF BULLETS HAMMERFALL ...

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