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POISONBLACK: 'Drive' Artwork, Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release its fifth album, now titled "Drive" (working title was "Lead & Roll Vol. 5"), in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ...

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POISONBLACK: New Single Available For Streaming

"Mercury Falling", the new single from POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track is the first single from the group's forthcoming fifth album, now titled "Drive" (working title was "Lead & Roll Vol. 5"), which will be released this ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's 'The Cold' Lands On German Chart

"The Cold", the new album from veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No, 87. This marks the band's first-ever appearance on the chart. "We knew we had a great record with 'The Cold', but could never have expected to enter the German charts for the first ...

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AMORPHIS: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have set "The Beginning Of Times" as the title of their new album, due at the end of May via Nuclear Blast Records. A single, "You I Need", will precede the full-length CD in April. "The Beginning Of Times" is described as "the most challenging AMORPHIS album so far in terms of ...

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BULLET, VICIOUS RUMORS, PROCESSION Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

BULLET, VICIOUS RUMORS and PROCESSION have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place June 10-12, 2011 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGENT STEEL AMORPHIS ANACRUSIS ATLANTEAN KODEX BULLET DISBELIEF DOWN DREAMSHADE ENFORCER ENSLAVED EPICA IN ...

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POISONBLACK: New Single To Arrive Next Month

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release a new single, "Mercury Falling", on March 7. The track is the first single from the group's forthcoming fifth album, tentatively titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5", which will be released this spring via Hype Records. The CD was recorded at ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Video Interview With SAMI HINKKA

On February 8, Adrian Mejia of Metal Warzone conducted an interview with bassist Sami Hinkka of Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. ENSIFERUM's fourth album, "From Afar", sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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DOWN, POSTMORTEM, DREAMSHADE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

DOWN, POSTMORTEM and DREAMSHADE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place June 10-12, 2011 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGENT STEEL AMORPHIS ANACRUSIS ATLANTEAN KODEX DISBELIEF DOWN DREAMSHADE ENFORCER ENSLAVED EPICA IN SOLITUDE METAL ...

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VERENPISARA To Release New Album This Month

VERENPISARA, the Finnish band featuring AMORPHIS members Tomi Koivusaari and Santeri Kallio, will release its fourth album, "Eilinen On Kuollut", on February 23. The group started working on material for the CD five years ago, but record company problems and AMORPHIS commitments delayed the process, with the bulk of the recording sessions taking place over ...

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AMORPHIS, PRIMORDIAL, VANDERBUYST Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

AMORPHIS, PRIMORDIAL and VANDERBUYST have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place June 10-12, 2011 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGENT STEEL AMORPHIS ANACRUSIS ATLANTEAN KODEX DISBELIEF ENFORCER ENSLAVED EPICA IN SOLITUDE METAL INQUISITOR MORGOTH ...

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AJATTARA To Release 'Murhat' Next Week

AJATTARA — the Finnish band featuring former AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen (a.k.a. Itse Ruoja Suruntuoj) — will release its seventh album, "Murhat" (English translation: "Murders") on February 2 via Osasto-A Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Kunnes Taivas Meidät Erottaa 02. Ihmisen Luku 03. H.A.I. 04. Aura 05. Sokea Liha ...

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AMORPHIS: New Album Update

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have issued the following update: "The [new AMORPHIS] album recordings are advancing straight and smoothly (whatever that means...). We are now working on the vocals and again we have Marco Hietala [NIGHTWISH, TAROT] producing Tomi [Joutsen, vocals]. This time everything else has been done at Sonic Pump Studios except for the vocals, ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and ARKONA have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26, 2011 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SCORPIONS VOLBEAT JOURNEY FOREIGNER ICED EARTH EPICA PARKWAY DRIVE THE DAMNED THINGS MASTERS OF REALITY HEAVEN SHALL BURN ...

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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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GREY SKIES FALLEN: 'Along Came Life' EP Available On iTunes

New York metal band GREY SKIES FALLEN has made its new EP, "Along Came Life", available via iTunes. The artwork for the group's first release since 2006's "Two Way Mirror" was handled by Travis Smith, who has previously worked with OPETH, NEVERMORE, AMORPHIS and KING DIAMOND, among many others. "Along Came Life" track listing: 01. ...

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VIRGIN STEELE, TAAKE, THE OCEAN, BULLDOZER, Others Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

VIRGIN STEELE, TAAKE, THE OCEAN, BULLDOZER, SERENITY and AVA INFERI have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA AVA INFERI BLIND GUARDIAN BREZNO BULLDOZER DEATH ANGEL ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL, Others Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

BLIND GUARDIAN, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL, MERCENARY, OBSCURA and OCTOBER FILE have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA BLIND GUARDIAN BREZNO DEATH ANGEL DEICIDE HATE HEAVEN´S ...

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MERCENARY Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed for the German, Austrian and Swiss editions of the Metalfest, set to take place May 27-29, 2011. So far the following bands have been confirmed to appear next year: AMON AMARTH SABATON CRADLE OF FILTH ARCH ENEMY WINTERSUN SAXON AMORPHIS EQUILIBRIUM ENTOMBED SODOM WATAIN PRIMORDIAL RAGE EISREGEN DESTRUCTION ARKONA ...

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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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