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HOLY GRAIL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Los Angeles metal quintet HOLY GRAIL (formerly known as SORCERER) has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY BROILERS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX ...

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AMORPHIS: 'From The Heaven Of My Heart' Video Released

"From The Heaven Of My Heart", the new video from Finnish metallers AMORPHIS, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Owe Lingwall of Sweden's Village Road Film and was filmed at various locations throughout Finland. The track can be found on AMORPHIS' new CD, "Skyforger", which was honored in the "Metal Album Of ...

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BLOODBATH Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH has confirmed its first-ever U.K. appearance at the 10th-anniversary edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2010 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The band has chosen Bloodstock as its debut U.K. performance, and its only show in Britain in 2010. Says guitarist Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström: ...

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HANGGAI, SMOKE BLOW Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Mongolian-Chinese folk-music act HANGGAI and German stoner SMOKE BLOW have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY BROILERS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED ...

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PAIN To Release Live Album

Swedish metallers PAIN will release a new live CD that was recorded on March 23-24, 2009 at the Zenith in Paris, France during the band's European tour with NIGHTWISH. In other news, PAIN's most recent studio album, "Cynic Paradise", will be made available in the U.S. with a bonus CD including the Paris live recordings. ...

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AMORPHIS, THE 69 EYES Honored At Finland's EMMA GAALA

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS were honored in the "Metal Album Of The Year" category (for 2009's "Skyforger") at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held February 4 at Peacock-Teatteri in Linnanmäki. Other artists that were nominated in the "Metal Album" category were ENSIFERUM, SONATA ARCTICA and KOTITEOLLISUUS. Elsewhere, THE 69 EYES won the ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: Debut Album Title Revealed

THE MAN-EATING TREE, the new atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE, has set "Vine" as the title of its debut album, tentatively due in September 2010. The CD is being recorded at Mastervox Studio in Oulu, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS). ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform At Tomorrow's EMMA GAALA

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS will perform at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which will be held on Thursday, February 4 at Peacock-Teatteri in Linnanmäki. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live via the Internet without country restrictions. AMORPHIS was nominated in two categories at this year's Emma Gaala — "Metal Album Of The Year" ...

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ILL NINO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ILL NINO has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY BROILERS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEBAUCHERY DEGRADEAD DELAIN DESPISED ICON DIE ...

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HEAVEN & HELL To Headline U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

HEAVEN & HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — will headline the 10th-anniversary edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2010 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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POISONBLACK: 'Of Rust And Bones' Cover Art Revealed

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release its fourth album, "Of Rust And Bones", via Century Media Records on the following dates: * Finland: Wednesday, March 17 * Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy: Friday, March 19 * Spain: Tuesday, March 23 * Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, March 24 * Rest ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have been confirmed for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2010 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS ANDROMEDA BEHEMOTH CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN OF BODOM DEVIN TOWNSEND DORO DREAM EVIL FEAR FACTORY GOJIRA GWAR KORPIKLAANI ...

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POISONBLACK: 'Of Rust And Bones' Track Listing Revealed

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release its fourth album, "Of Rust And Bones", via Century Media Records on the following dates: * Finland: Wednesday, March 17 * Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy: Friday, March 19 * Spain: Tuesday, March 23 * Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, March 24 * Rest ...

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RAVEN, HELLS BELLES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

RAVEN and HELLS BELLES have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY BROILERS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEBAUCHERY DEGRADEAD DELAIN DESPISED ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION: 'Linoleum' Video Released

"Linoleum", the new video from Sweden's PAIN OF SALVATION, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Owe Lingwall of Village Road Film (THE RASMUS, AMORPHIS). After promoting the release of the "Linoleum" EP with shows in Russia and the band's first-ever visit to Australia supporting DREAM THEATER, PAIN OF SALVATION also played a ...

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IMPERIUM DEKADENZ, DEGRADEAD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German black metallers IMPERIUM DEKADENZ and Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY BROILERS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS ...

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Ex-SENTENCED Drummer's THE MAN-EATING TREE Begins Recording Debut Album

THE MAN-EATING TREE, the new atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE, has entered Mastervox Studio in Oulu, Finland to begin recording its debut album with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: * Lathing A Good Man ...

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ETERNAL LEGACY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Cleveland, Ohio-based metallers ETERNAL LEGACY have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY BROILERS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEBAUCHERY DELAIN DESPISED ...

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GOJIRA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY BROILERS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEBAUCHERY DELAIN DESPISED ICON ...

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MEGADETH Takes Top Honors In 'Metal On Metal' Listener Poll

MEGADETH's "Endgame" album took the No. 1 spot in WJCU's "Metal On Metal" annual listener Top 25 countdown show. SLAYER's "World Painted Blood" and HEAVEN & HELL's "The Devil You Know" were close runner-ups for the second and third positions, respectively. This was the 26th year of the poll, which has become an annual tradition ...

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METSATÖLL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Estonian metallers METSATÖLL have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ATROCITY BROILERS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEBAUCHERY DELAIN DESPISED ICON DIE ...

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BARREN EARTH: 'Curse Of The Red River' Details Revealed

BARREN EARTH — the new Helsinki, Finland-based project featuring members of KREATOR, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN and MANNHAI — will release its full-length debut, "Curse Of The Red River", on the following dates: March 10: Finland March 8: Rest Of Europe April 6: USA The cover artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH) ...

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GOJIRA Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

French progressive metallers GOJIRA will make their only U.K. appearance of 2010 at the 10th-anniversary edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2010 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. GOJIRA's guitarist/vocalist Joe Duplantier comments: "We're really looking forward to playing the mighty Bloodstock festival for the first time! It's a great ...

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AMORAL Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Finnish metallers AMORAL have parted ways with guitarist Silver Ots. Commented the group in a statement: "For the past months it has been unclear whether or not Silver would continue in the band, and now he has made up his mind to leave. Apparently he didn't feel motivated enough to be part of AMORAL anymore, ...

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DAYLIGHT MISERY: New Performance Footage Posted Online

Video footage of Greek death metallers DAYLIGHT MISERY performing the song "Infinity" on January 9, 2010 at An Club in Athens, Greece can be viewed below. DAYLIGHT MISERY recently completed work on its debut album, "Depressive Icons". The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Meadows Of Desire 03. Depressive Icons ...

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IN MOURNING: New Album Available For Preview

"Monolith", the second full-length album from Swedish melancholic metallers IN MOURNING, is available for preview at this location. Due in Europe on January 25 and in North America on February 16, the CD was recorded, mixed and mastered at Black Lounge Studio in Avesta, Sweden in with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX, ...

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