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OCCULT To Enter Studio In October

Dutch thrashers OCCULT will enter Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany in October with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively titled "Malevolent Rapture". The follow-up to this year's "Elegy for the Weak" is scheduled for release in early 2005 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). Songtitles ...

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LEAVES' EYES, IMMORTAL RITES, MENTAL AMPUTATION Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

LEAVES' EYES, IMMORTAL RITES and MENTAL AMPUTATION are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ALEV BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CATARACT CREMATORY CRIMINAL DEADSOUL ...

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VADER: Festival Appearances Announced

Polish death metallers VADER have been confirmed for Austria's Kaltenbach Open Air Festival on July 16 in Spital am Semmering. Other groups scheduled to perform during the two-day festival include IMPALED NAZARENE, TANKARD, NAGLFAR, BEHEMOTH, PUNGENT STENCH, GOREROTTED and FLESHCRAWL. VADER have also been confirmed as the headliner of the Barther Metal Open Air Festival, ...

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CATARACT Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ALEV BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CATARACT CREMATORY CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SIRENIA, the Norwegian band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL ...

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FINNTROLL, RAWHEAD REXX Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

FINNTROLL, RAWHEAD REXX and EQULIBRIUM are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), performing the track "Legal Usury" at OT-Heim in Steinfurt-Borghorst, Germany on March 19, 2004 has been posted online at this location (scroll all the way down to the bottom of the ...

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TANKARD, HATEWORK To Tour Italy In May

TANKARD, HATEWORK and IRREVERENCE will be teaming up for a short Italian tour in May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 14 - Mac2 Club - Schio, Vicenza, ITA May 15 - Init Club – Roma, ITA (w/ ENEMYNSIDE, RAINSPAWN) May 16 - Thunder Road Club - Codevilla, Pavia (w/ RAW POWER, VEXED, METHEDRAS) As ...

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TANKARD: Greek Dates Revised

Veteran German thrashers TANKARD have changed the dates and venues of their two Greek shows in May. The revised dates are as follows: May 07 – Thessaloniki, GRE @ Mylos Xilourgio May 08 – Athens, GRE @ An Club As previously reported, TANKARD's new album, "Beast of Bourbon", is scheduled for release on March 22 ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Delayed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have pushed back the release date of their upcoming live album, "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", to April 19 through Regain Records. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro ...

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SENTENCED Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Finland's SENTENCED are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY FLESHCRAWL FRAGMENTS ...

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SACRED STEEL, DISBELIEF, CIRCLE II CIRCLE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ OPEN AIR Festival

SACRED STEEL, EDGE OF THORNS, DISBELIEF and CIRCLE II CIRCLE have been officially confirmed for this year's Rock Harz Open Air festival, set to take place on June 18-19 in Osterode/Dorste, Germany. Meanwhile, EPICA, GRAVEWORM, MALEVOLENT CREATION and MYSTIC CIRCLE have all cancelled their participation in the festival. Other bands scheduled to appear at Rock ...

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MÖRK GRYNING To Appear On AT THE GATES Tribute CD

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING will be appearing on an upcoming AT THE GATES tribute album being released through Drowned Scream Records. The group's contribution, "Neverwhere" (from the album "The Red In The Sky Is Ours"), was recorded last Sunday (January 25) at Necromorbus Studio. As previously reported, MÖRK GRYNING have been confirmed for this ...

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HYPOCRISY, SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

HYPOCRISY and SONATA ARCTICA are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY ...

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VINTERSORG, BESEECH Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

VINTERSORG and BESEECH are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY FLESHCRAWL ...

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MÖRK GRYNING Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA ...

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LACUNA COIL, ANCIENT Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

LACUNA COIL and ANCIENT are the final bands confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain. The complete list of artists scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: AMON AMARTH ANCIENT AXXIS BATTELORE CAGE CALLENISH CIRCLE CONTHRA DARK FUNERAL ...

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DARK FUNERAL Name Live Album

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have set "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine" as the title of their upcoming live album, due on March 29 through Regain Records. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro 02. The Arrival Of Satan's Empire 03. ...

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TANKARD Set Release Date For 'Beast of Bourbon'

Veteran German thrashers TANKARD have set a March 22 release date through AFM Records for their new album, "Beast of Bourbon". The follow-up to 2002's "B-Day" was recorded at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen and is slated to include such cuts as "Fistful Of Love", "Under Friendly Fire", "Genetic Overkill" ...

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EVERGREY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY ...

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DISILLUSION, ENSIFERUM Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

BUSTA HOOTA, DISILLUSION, ENSIFERUM, HONIGDIEB and SLEEPINGODSLIE are the latest confirmations for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event so far are AMON AMARTH, AXXIS, BATTLELORE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, CAGE, CONTRA, DARK FUNERAL, DESTRUCTION, ENSLAVED, EPICA, EVERGREY, FINTROLL, IRON ...

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