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TWISTED SISTER Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Reunited '80s hard rockers TWISTED SISTER are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, ...

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ENFORSAKEN Finalize Track Listing For 'The Forever Endeavor'

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo to the ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer To Guest On SINGLE BULLET THEORY CD

Philadelphia-based extreme metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY will reportedly be utilizing the services of KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson during the recording sessions for the new SBT album. At the present time, it is unclear whether Matt will join SBT as a full-fledged member. "We are actually using two excellent drummers for this disc," SINGLE BULLET ...

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GENE HOGLAN Joins OPETH For Two Songs At Vancouver Show

Legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUND LAD, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OLD MAN'S CHILD) sat behind the kit for OPETH at the Vancouver stop of their current North American tour Friday night (Jan. 23) (as first reported here yesterday). Hoglan stood in for regular OPETH skinsman Martin Lopez, who is said to be ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album Cover Posted Online

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have posted the cover artwork for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", at this location. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" is due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end ...

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TESTAMENT To Tour Europe In June

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT will be embarking on a European tour beginning in early June. Tentative dates are as follows: Jun. 06 - Milano, ITA @ Gods Of Metal Jun. 07 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7 (not confirmed yet) Jun. 08 - GER @ TBA Jun. 09 - Prague, CZR @ GOLEM ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: ALICE COOPER WHITE LION QUEENSRŸCHE TESTAMENT MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

FINNTROLL are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, which is expected to draw around 12,000 ...

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LUNARIS Unveil New Lineup

Keyboardist Raymond Njerve of the Norwegian technical metal outfit LUNARIS has issued the following update on the band's recent and upcoming activities: "LUNARIS has had a busy year with work on 'Cyclic', the follow-up to our debut album '… The Infinite'. As some of you may know, we parted ways with guitarist Azarak early [last] ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album To Surface In Late March

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have pushed back the U.S. release date of their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", to March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, which is expected to draw around 12,000 metalheads. ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Film Video For 'Bear The Scars'

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have finished filming a video for the track "Bear the Scars" at an undisclosed location just outside of London. The song comes off the group's fourth album, "A New Darkness Upon Us", which is set to receive a U.S. release this month through Century Media Records. The follow up to 2000's "Carved ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE/THE LEGION European Tour Cancelled!

IMPALED NAZARENE's previously announced European tour with THE LEGION has been cancelled. "The reason is that IMPALED NAZARENE are going on a European tour in May and the booking agency wanted to move the tour from February/March to a future date which wasn't possible for IMPALED NAZARENE," according to a post on THE LEGION's web ...

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SODOM Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL

SODOM are the latest act confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's STRATOVARIUS are scheduled ...

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ENFORSAKEN Announce New Bassist

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have announced the addition of bassist Adam Simon to the group's ranks. ENFORSAKEN's sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", is due on March 9, 2004 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The mastering of the CD was recently completed by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo ...

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DISINCARNATE, NAILBOMB Albums To Be Reissued

DISINCARNATE and NAILBOMB's classic debuts will be issued in new "remastered" editions, featuring bonus material, including rare b-sides and demo tracks, as well as brand new artwork and liner notes. Due in late February through Roadrunner Records, DISINCARNATE's "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind" (featuring former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) will contain the following track listing: ...

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TESTAMENT: European Festival Appearances Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have lined up the following summer 2004 European festival appearances: Jun. 06 – Bologna, ITA - Gods Of Metal Jun. 19 – Bergum, NETH - Waldrock Jun. 26 – Nancy, FRA - Fury Fest Jun. 27 – Dessel, BEL - Graspop TESTAMENT are presently working on the material ...

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BEHEMOTH Extend Contract With OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have extended their contract with Olympic Recordings. The group have already commenced the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album and will enter the studio in early spring with hopes for a late 2004 release. This has been a breakthrough year for BEHEMOTH, who made their U.S. live debut at ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND To Support ARCH ENEMY In Europe

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have been confirmed as the support act for the forthcoming ARCH ENEMY European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in mid-February. ARCH ENEMY/STAMPIN' GROUND tour dates: Feb. 17 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, GER Feb. 18 – RockIt - Stuttgart, GER Feb. 19 - New Backstage - Munich, GER ...

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LUNARIS: New Song Available For Download

Elitist Records have released an advance MP3 from the upcoming LUNARIS album, "Cyclic", to be released early 2004. The track is called "Existence Unveiled", and it showcases the band's "brutal" new direction, according to the label. Download it here. Guest musicians on the album include members or ex-members of DEATH, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR, ...

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