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ZYKLON, PSYCROPTIC, GOREROTTED Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST V

ZYKLON, PSYCROPTIC, GOREROTTED, FUCK THE FACTS and SAPROGENIC are among the newly confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place May 26-27, 2007 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BRUTAL TRUTH (New York) ZYKLON (Norway) PSYCROPTIC (Australia) GOREROTTED (England) GUT (Germany) DEAD INFECTION (Poland) RETALIATION ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

BORKNAGAR mainman Oystein G. Brun has issued the following message regarding the group's current activities: "The new BORKNAGAR album will be called 'Origin', and is set to be released in Europe through Century Media/EMI on the 30th of October (one day later in the U.S.). "Most of our fans will know by now that 'Origin' ...

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Origin of the Species - LED ZEPPELIN

You surely know that the roots of LED ZEPPELIN's trailblazing music descended directly from America blues. But how much do you really know about the inspirations and influences of guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham, specifically the years before the seminal self-titled debut rocked worlds around the ...

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ALLELE Announces More Tour Dates With 10 YEARS, EVANS BLUE

ALLELE, the new band featuring former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, will embark on a month-long tour with 10 YEARS and EVANS BLUE beginning late September. In addition to the 10 YEARS dates, ALLELE has also announced several headlining dates for August and September including shows with RIKETS, SAPPY BELL, and STALEMIND. ALLELE tour dates: Aug. ...

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ALLELE To Tour With 10 YEARS, EVANS BLUE

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — will embark on a month-long tour with 10 YEARS and EVANS BLUE beginning late September. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 24 - Hilton Head, SC @ Monkey Business Sep. 26 - Columbia, SC @ ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Project Changes Name

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on his new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla: "We have been under going a few changes but things are moving in a very positive direction. We have decided to change the name of the ...

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ALLELE Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — have parted ways with vocalist Wally Wood. The band's statement on the matter reads as follows: "OK, so well now I'd imagine everyone pretty much knows what is going on. We would have preferred to make an ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Film 'Victims Of Violence' Video This Week

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT will start filming a video for the track "Victims of Violence" this week with director Dave Paul (DISTURBED, FIREBALL MINISTRY, SKANK) of DP Filmworks. The clip will be filmed at a military vehicle graveyard in Wisconsin. "Victims Of Violence" comes off the band's upcoming album, "War Zone", due on June ...

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST: Complete Schedule Announced

The full two-day schedule has been announced for the Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place July 21-22 at the Canopy Club in Urbana, IL. It is as follows: Friday, July 21, 2006: 02:00-02:30 p.m. UNHALLOWED (NJ) 02:45-03:15 p.m. DECRYPT (IN) 03:30-04:00 p.m. LAPIDATE (CANADA) 04:15-04:45 p.m. VICTIMAS (NM) 05:00-05:30 p.m. EXCULCERATE (TX) 05:45-06:15 p.m. ...

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ALLELE Music Featured In TNT's 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes'

Cable network TNT has tapped ALLELE's upcoming second single, "Stitches", for use in the promotion of their Stephen King short story adaptations "Nightmares & Dreamscapes", an eight-episode mini-series premiering Wednesday, July 12. Listen/watch for "Stitches" in upcoming national TV and radio spots running May-July. Check out "Stitches" at www.myspace.com/allele. More information on "Nightmares ...

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SATYRICON Pull Out Of Slovenia's METALCAMP; KREATOR, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Step In

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Commented the festival organizers: "Asking [the band's tour agency] for the reasons for the cancellation of the performance, we only got evasive answers and the certainty [is] that SATYRICON prefer to ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN: Debut Album Release Date Announced

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, will release their debut album, "Slavior", on June 19 in Europe and September 26 in North America via Greece's Black Lotus Records. "Slavior" projected track listing: 01. Shatter 02. Altar 03. Another ...

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HATE ETERNAL, SINISTER Confirmed For Germany's F*CK THE COMMERCE Festival; ORIGIN Cancel

HATE ETERNAL, SINISTER, ACCION MUTANTE, AMBROSSIA, GADGET, LE SCRAWL, VERMIN, SUFFERAGE, DIVISION666, GUT and NOXA have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Fuck the Commerce festival, set to take place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACCION MUTANTE AMBROSSIA BENEDICTION DAWN OF DISEASE ...

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SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, BLIND PETITION and ASTERIUS have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL ...

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MACABRE To Headline Germany's BRINGER OF DEATH FEST VI

"Murder metallers" MACABRE have been confirmed as the headliners of the Bringer Of Death Fest VI, set to take place Saturday, April 29 at the Sportshall I-Park Klingholz in Giebelstadt (close to Wurzburg), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MACABRE (USA) JUNGLE ROT (USA) EMETH (B) MINCING FURY (CZ) DISPARAGED (CH) LAY ...

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ALLELE Cancel Tour Dates

Due to "unforeseen circumstances," ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — have been forced to reschedule their previously announced Northwest dates. In addition, the band have dropped off the last few dates of the SWITCHED tour (affected dates are all shows after this Saturday ...

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ORIGIN Welcome Back Drummer Announce Summer Tour Plans

Renowned drummer John Longstreth has rejoined ORIGIN, the cult technical death metal band he played and recorded with over the band’s first two albums ("Informis, Infinitas, Inhumanitas" and "Origin"). ORIGIN will hit the road for an extensive U.S. tour that will last through the better part of the summer. The tour will begin on July ...

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MACABRE: First DVD Due In June

Season of Mist has set a June 2 release date for "murder metallers" MACABRE's first DVD, entitled "Live in Holland – True Tales of Slaughter and Slaying". The disc contains multi-camera footage shot during the "Murder Metal" tour on August 26, 2005 at the Bibelot in Dordrecht, Holland and will be released in a special ...

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SATYRICON, CALIBAN, MAROON Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP 2006 Festival

SATYRICON, CALIBAN and MAROON have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Meanwhile, SAXON cancelled their participation in the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS ...

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced for the Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place July 20-22 at The Canopy Club In Urbana, IL (including a pre-fest show at Canopy Club on July 20 featuring 6-7 bands). The festival billing looks as follows: MACABRE (IL; July 21 headliner) ORIGIN (KS; July 22 headliner) HUMAN ARTIFACTS ...

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New Bands Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

BAREHANDED (Slovenia), INMATE (Slovenia), MORTIFERA (Slovenia), SKORBUT (Slovenia), EVIL BARDS (Italy), OUTCRY (Italy), BLEAK ORIGIN (Switzerland), SEPSIS (Austria) and XENESTHIS (Austria) have been confirmed for the "Talent Forum Stage" at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main ...

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Heavy Metal Documentary 'A Headbanger's Journey' To Receive DVD Release In May

Heavy Metal has long been a stigmatized musical genre characterized by aggressive rhythms, dark lyrics and satanic worship. "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" is a ground-breaking film that explores the history of how these stereotypes came to be and explains the motivation and truth behind the music through candid interviews with metal icons, including Rob Zombie, ...

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DIM MAK To Release New Album In April; Audio Available

Reformed New Jersey band DIM MAK, featuring former members of the legendary RIPPING CORPSE and drummer extraordinaire John Longstreth (ex-ORIGIN, THE RED CHORD, ANGELCORPSE, SKINLESS), will release their new album, "Knives of Ice", on April 25 via Willowtip Records. According to a press release, "'Knives of Ice' sets a new standard for unrestrained musicianship that ...

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ALLELE To Film 'Stitches' Video At Hometown Gig

ALLELE, the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, will be filming a video for their new single, "Stitches", at their hometown show on March 24 at Plush in Jacksonville, Florida. The video will include performance footage from the actual show. The band also be shooting footage that ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer's Husband/Manager Prepares To Break His Silence

Marcelo Cabuli, husband/manager of former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen, has posted the following message on her official web site: "After the concert of NIGHTWISH in Hartwall Areena last October 2005, many things happened. "As is already public domain, the band members decided to stop working with Tarja and they made clear their point of view ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Finish Mixing Debut Album

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla: "We have finished mixing the album and are very happy with the outcome. Engineer Joe Marlett has really added his touch and brought the sound ...

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