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NOVEMBERS DOOM Finish Recording New Album

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed the recording process for their new album, "The Pale Haunt Departure", and the tapes have been shipped off to the Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE) for the mixdown. "Recording took about a week longer than originally planned due to the amount of detail we chose ...

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BLOODBATH To Make Live Debut Next Year

KATATONIA frontman Jonas Renkse recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the new album from his BLOODBATH side project, entitled "Nightmares Made Flesh". Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How did you hook up with (singer) Peter (Tägtgren, HYPOCRISY, PAIN) and was he the first choice [to replace previous vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt)? ...

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SLAYER's 'Still Reigning' DVD To Surface On October 26

The release date of SLAYER's upcoming DVD, "Reign in Blood Live: Still Reigning", has been pushed back to October 26. The disc will feature, for the first time ever, the original SLAYER lineup — Tom Araya (vocals, bass), guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and drummer Dave Lombardo, who permanently rejoined the band in 2003 ...

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NIGHTINGALE: 'Invisible' Audio Samples Posted Online

A "teaser" medley MP3 of four songs from the upcoming NIGHTINGALE album, "Invisible", has been posted online at this location. In a recent online posting, NIGHTINGALE's Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, RIBSPREADER, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM) commented, "The material is extremely varied everything from metal to the fusion/grunge (!!!) of 'Worlds Apart'. My fave ...

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BLOODBATH: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new BLOODBATH track, entitled "Outnumbering the Day", has been posted online at the group's official web site. "Outnumbering the Day" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Nightmares Made Flesh", due on September 27 through Century Media Records. BLOODBATH is the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM: New Album To Be Mixed By DAN SWANÖ

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM will be utilizing the services of multi-talented Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE) for the final mix of their fifth full-length album, "The Pale Haunt Departure". "Dan Swanö needs no introduction, but for those living under a rock for the past decade, Dan has been involved with some ...

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BLOODBATH: 'Nightmares Made Flesh' Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for the sophomore BLOODBATH CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh", has been posted online at this location. BLOODBATH is the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ...

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BLOODBATH: New Album Release Date Announced

Century Media Records has set a September 27 European release date for the sophomore BLOODBATH CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh". BLOODBATH is the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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RIBSPREADER To Record New Album In The Fall

RIBSPREADER, the Swedish "old-school death metal" band featuring guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, CARVE, HUMANITY DELETE), guitarist/bassist Andreas Carlsson (ANOTHER LIFE) and drummer/guitarist Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE), have posted the following message on their web site: "The next album is now completely written and will be recorded early September. No set title yet, ...

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DEPRAVITY Hard At Work On Second Album

German female-fronted death/black metal newcomers DEPRAVITY are putting the finishing touches on their second album, "Litanies For The World To Suffer", due in September/October. The follow-up to 2002's "Bloodbath in Paradise" will feature the following track listing: 01. Moshing Corpses 02. Mythdirected 03. On Dark Summits Of Might 04. Let's Fucking Die 05. Necroslut 06. ...

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BALLISTIC: BANG YOUR HEAD Setlist Revealed

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here’s the songs we'll be playing at the GRAVE DIGGER/[Bang Your Head] shows: 01. Collision Course 02. Gone Ballistic 03. Corpse Stacked High 04. Undefeated 05. Call Me Evil 06. Silent Killer 07. Wrecking Crew 08. Threshold ...

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BLOODBATH Complete Work On Sophomore CD

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have completed work on sophomore CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh", due this fall through Century Media Records. "We promise you ...

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BLOODBATH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have finalized the track listing for their upcoming sophomore CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh", due before the end of the ...

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DAN SWANÖ Offers Updates On NIGHTINGALE, BLOODBATH And SECOND SKY

Multi-talented Swedish musician/producer Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM) has posted the following message on his discussion forum: "What's happening??? "It's been a while since I updated you on the current development of the records I am about to make with my friends in NIGHTINGALE, BLOODBATH and SECOND SKY. So here ...

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PETER TÄGTGREN Joins BLOODBATH

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have announced the details of their new lineup following the departure of OPETH singer Mike Åkerfeldt. Joining Nyström, Renkse and Swanö in the ...

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BLOODBATH: MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Out, New Album On The Way

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have announced plans to enter the studio in the spring to record their sophomore album, tentatively due late summer through Century Media Records. ...

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MELIAH RAGE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new MELIAH RAGE track, titled "Hate Machine", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Hate Machine" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Barely Human", due this spring throughScreaming Ferret Wreckords. "Barely Human" features original members Anthony Nichols (guitar), Jim Koury (guitar) and Jesse Johnson (bass), alongside new vocalist Paul ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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EDGE OF SANITY's SWANÖ To Use Guest Singers On Upcoming CD

Producer/musician/songwriter Dan Swanö has elaborated on his plans to record a new EDGE OF SANITY album, "Crimson II", which he hopes to issue on August 26 through Black Mark Records. According to Swanö, "I will not growl one second [on the upcoming album]. I would if I could, but I've tried and it sounds even ...

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JAG PANZER Guitarist Joins BALLISTIC

BALLISTIC, the new band featuring former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis and JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist, have parted ways with guitarist Peter Petev and have replaced him with JAG PANZER axeman Chris Broderick. The group, who were previously known as AFTERBURN, are set to begin work on their debut full-length CD ...

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IMPALED Push Back EP Release

IMPALED have pushed back the release date of their upcoming EP, "Medical Waste", to early February via Necropolis Records in the U.S. and Century Media Records in Europe. "The delay may be fortuitous, though, as IMPALED have completed their first music video!," according to the band's official web site. "Directed by Sean 'Bloodbath' McGrath himself, ...

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BALLISTIC Commence Work On New CD

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis and JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist, are very busy writing (and re-writing) material for the group's upcoming CD, which will reportedly be "much heavier and faster than before." Among the cuts set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort are the following: ...

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OPETH To Tour UK, Begin Recording Two New CDs

OPETH have confirmed via their official web site the plans for Music For Nations to release a special edition version of OPETH's last album, Blackwater Park, which will contain additional music and video footage (as first reported here yesterday). According to the band, this edition [will] feature an additional CD with two new tracks, amongst ...

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