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CLAWFINGER: New Album Update

Frontman Zak Tell of the Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER has issued the following update: "I've been going through my lyrics these last few days, correcting spelling mistakes and changing words and lines I'm not satisfied with as it's soon time to do the final recordings for the new album! Paedophilia, addiction, death, suicide bombers, self-esteem ...

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LE GRAND GUIGNOL Signs With MADDENING MEDIA

Newly formed record label Maddening Media has announced its first signing: LE GRAND GUIGNOL (formerly VINDSVAL). LE GRAND GUIGNOL's new album, "The Great Maddening", was recorded at TidalWave Studios by Patrick Damiani (FALKENBACH, SECRETS OF THE MOON) and was mastered by two-time Grammy-Award winner Darcy Proper at Galaxy Studios (MANOWAR, RAMMSTEIN). The CD clocks in ...

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ELDRITCH, Ex-LABYRINTH Members To Guest On FOGALORD CD

FOGALORD is the name of the new Italian "all-star" project led by SYNTHPHONIA SUPREMA and TRAGEDIAN session keyboardist Dany All. According to a press release, "this musical journey blends the influences of MANOWAR, RHAPSODY, BLIND GUARDIAN, and GRAVE DIGGER. Special guests include Gabriele Palermo (TRAGEDIAN), Terence Holler (ELDRITCH) on vocals and Frank Andiver (ex-LABYRINTH, WONDERLAND, ...

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MANOWAR To Play Russia In April

MANOWAR has confirmed a live date in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, April 7, at DS Luzhniki. For a list of upcoming MANOWAR tour dates, click here. Each track from MANOWAR's new album, "Gods of War", is available for purchase ($1.25 per song) at this location here. You can download the CD ...

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HOLYHELL Guitarist JOE STUMP Getting Ready For MANOWAR Tour

REIGN OF TERROR/HOLYHELL guitarist Joe Stump has issued the following update: "Right now, I'm just getting ready for the upcoming MANOWAR/ RHAPSODY OF FIRE/ HOLYHELL tour. Rehearsals start up soon and I'm really looking forward to getting back out there and doing some serious damage when the tour starts up in March. "As far as ...

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VADER Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ARMORED SAINT AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HAMMERFALL HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL ...

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MANOWAR Wants You To Be In Its New Video

MANOWAR will shoot parts of its newest video for the song "Die for Metal" on Saturday, February 24 in Bochum, Germany, during the release party for the band's new album, "Gods of War". All fans are welcome to be part of this video. The group wants to have "an insane true metal crowd," so put ...

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MANOWAR Wants To Take You To Valhalla!

With the upcoming Demons, Dragons and Warriors Tour, MANOWAR is ready to bring true metal to your town and take you to Valhalla — the place of immortal warriors! Mobilized with seven trucks and six buses, MANOWAR's 100-strong army of warriors and crew will invade Europe with a storm of energy, devotion and power. With ...

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Get In The Ring With MANOWAR

On Friday, February 16 at 20:15h, for the first time ever in their history, German TV station PRO7 will transmit a live boxing event called "Fight Night" hosted by famous German presenter Stefan Raab, assisted by charming German boxing world champion Regina Halmich. There's no better act than MANOWAR to participate in this warrior event ...

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DEBAUCHERY: Debut Album Due Next Month

German death metallers DEBAUCHERY will release their debut album, "Back in Blood", on March 23 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at House of Music studios in Winterach, Germany with producer Dennis Ward and will be released as a double digipack, featuring a bonus CD containing seven cover versions of songs from RAMMSTEIN, MANOWAR ...

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MANOWAR Launches Official Blog

MANOWAR's official web site has been updated with the following message: "The Royal Artist Club has invited MANOWAR to join them on www.royalartistclub.com. Armed with four cool, new Nokia phones, the band members will now constantly be taking pictures and uploading them directly (without the use of a computer) to their own ...

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EPICA Confirmed For Greece's METAL DAY FESTIVAL

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA has been confirmed for the Metal Day Festival, set to take place April 4 at the Fencing Olympic Complex in Athens, Greece. Also scheduled to appear are MANOWAR, RHAPSODY OF FIRE and TIAMAT. EPICA will embark on a North American headlining tour in September. Support at the shows will come ...

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MANOWAR: 'Gods Of War' Track Listing Revealed

MANOWAR has revealed the complete track listing for its tenth full-length album, "Gods of War", which is scheduled for release on February 23 in Germany (February 26 for the rest of Europe and April 3 for the USA/Canada). It is as follows: 01. Overture To The Hymn Of The Immortal Warriors 02. The Ascension 03. ...

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TANKARD To Release 'Best Case Scenario: 25 Years In Beers' This Summer

Long-running Frankfurt, Germany-based thrash metallers TANKARD will enter Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany in late March with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to record new versions of their biggest "hits" — from "(Empty) Tankard" and "Chemical Invasion" to "The Morning After" and "Space Beer". The resulting collection, "Best Case Scenario: 25 ...

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ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

ARMORED SAINT has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ARMORED SAINT AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON ...

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MANOWAR: 'Gods Of War' E-Card Available

An e-card for MANOWAR's tenth full-length album, "Gods of War", has been made available at this location. The e-card contains the new album cover art, background information, new band pictures, dates for fan release parties, news about the "Virtual Release Party," an announcement for the participation in the "Royal Artist Club," and cool ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist To Guest On New LION'S SHARE Album

MEGADETH/EIDOLON guitarist Glen Drover has recorded a guest solo on the new album from Swedish melodic metal band LION'S SHARE. Also scheduled to appear on the CD are drummer Richard Evensand (CHIMAIRA, SOILWORK), guitarist Bruce Kulick (KISS), and singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, AT VANCE, KRUX), who is responsible for the backing vocals on ...

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PRIMAL FEAR To Enter Studio In Early February

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are about to start the recordings for their new studio album. The final pre-production is scheduled for next week and then the band will finally enter the recording studio in the beginning of February. Commented PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner: "We decided to record again at the House of Music ...

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BEYOND FALLEN Confirmed For ROB ORIANI BENEFIT MEMORIAL SHOW

Pennsylvania's BEYOND FALLEN has been confirmed for the Rob Oriani Benefit Memorial Show (for late VYNDYKATOR guitarist Robert "Rob" Oriani) on Saturday, March 24 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. Commented BEYOND FALLEN guitarist Steve Jasuilewicz: "When we heard about the death of Rob Oriani and the memorial show Bob Mitchell [ATTACKER] was putting together, ...

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MAJESTY Drummer To Sit Our METAL FOREVER Festival Appearance

German metallers MAJESTY have posted the following update on their official web site: "MAJESTY drummer Michael Graeter contracted a typewriter's cramp and due to a medical opinion he is not allowed to play drums within the next two weeks. So Jan Raddatz (MIDNIGHT SYMPHONY) will again help out on drums at the Metal Forever festival ...

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MANOWAR Announces Release Dates For New Album

The new MANOWAR album, "Gods of War", will hit stores on the following dates: February 23, 2007 (Germany) February 26, 2007 (Rest of Europe, excluding France, U.K.) March 5, 2007 (France, U.K.) April 3, 2007 (USA, Canada) More details will be released soon, including the cover artwork. As previously reported, an audio interview with MANOWAR ...

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