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THERION Guitar To Be Sold

Sweden's THERION have updated their official web site with the following message: "As you most probably have already heard, Chris' [Johnsson, THERION frontman] guitar was stolen at the Slovenian gig, and there was some talk of cancelling the rest of the tour because of that. There was also talk about Chris buying a new guitar ...

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EDGUY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

German power metallers EDGUY are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place February 25-26 in Atarfe, Granada. Other groups scheduled to perform at the event are MEGADETH, RAGE, U.D.O., THERION, BONFIRE, ANATHEMA, HAGGARD, SUIDAKRA, and AGATHODAIMON. More bands will be announced soon. (Thanks:

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TRAIL OF TEARS Explain Album Delay

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have posted the following message on their official web site: "After a torturous and extremely challenging studio experience we are now happy to tell you all that the album has been completed! Being struck by everything from illness to complete and utter computer crashes we sit back with a feeling of ...

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Female Metal Singers Spotlighted In New Book

Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY), Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING), Floor Jansen (AFTER FOREVER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL), Liv Kristine Espenaes (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY), Nienke de Jong (AUTUMN) and Sharon den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION) are among the female singers featured in the book ...

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BESEECH To Enter Studio In October

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH will enter the studio in October to record several new tracks for their upcoming fifth album, tentatively due next year. BESEECH, who recently announced the addition of guitarist Manne Engström (CEMETARY, SUNDOWN, FATAL EMBRACE) to the group's ranks, will play an exclusive gig with THERION on September 30 at Klubben in ...

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TRISTANIA Name New Album

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA have set "Ashes" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in January 2005 through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "World of Glass" was recorded at Toproom studios in Oslo with producer Børge Finstad and will feature artwork by Christian Ruud. Songtitles set to appear on the CD ...

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BESEECH Singer To Guest In Russian Rock Video

BESEECH singer Lotta Höglin will travel to Russia in the middle of August participate in the filming of a video for the Russian rock band ANJ (web site), according to a posting on BESEECH's web site. Höglin is the last-minute replacement for ANJ's original choice for the female singer in the video, LULLACRY ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS Finalize Title, Track Listing For New Album

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have set "Free Fall Into Fear" as the title of their fourth album, due in October through Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2002's "A New Dimension of Might" was recorded at Dub Studio with producer Endre Kirkesola (GREEN CARNATION, BLOOD RED THRONE). The complete track listing for the CD is as ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Crush.Fukk.Create' DVD Details Revealed

Regain Records has set a September 6 release date for the new DVD from Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH, entitled "Crush.Fukk.Create: Requiem for Generation Armageddon". Commented BEHEMOTH mainman Nergal: "We've been working in E-Media Studio for one week now, on the stuff for our upcoming DVD. It's gonna be a fully entertaining release I can assure ...

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BESEECH Announce New Guitarist

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have announced the addition of guitarist Manne Engström to the group's ranks. Engström has previously played in bands such as CEMETARY, SUNDOWN and FATAL EMBRACE and is also part owner and engineer at the StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden where BESEECH have recorded all their albums so far. As previously reported, BESEECH ...

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ANGTORIA: Demo Samples Posted Online

A two-and-a-half minute MP3 containing short samples of each song from ANGTORIA's "industry-only" demo has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, ANGTORIA is the new band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA). The group recently ...

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BESEECH To Support THERION In Stockholm

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH will play an exclusive gig with THERION on September 30 at Klubben in Stockholm (THERION's only gig in Sweden in support of their new album). In other news, BESEECH have uploaded photos from their appearance at the Tuska 2004 festival in Helsinki, Finland last weekend. Check them out here. ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Backing Singer Forms New Band

ANGTORIA is the new band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA). The group recently completed a five-song demo at Virtual Symphony Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden and are currently seeking a record deal. The complete track listing for the CD is ...

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TRISTANIA To Tour Europe With THERION

Norway's TRISTANIA will be touring with THERION this autumn, visiting Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Holland, Austria, Slovenia, Hungaria, Italy, Switzerland, England and Spain. TRAIL OF TEARS will be the support band on the tour. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, TRISTANIA will be performing at the Seelenschmerz Festival ...

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Former TIAMAT Bassist JOHNNY HAGEL Launches Record Label

Former TIAMAT/SUNDOWN and current LITHIUM member Johnny Hagel has joined forces with former THERION member Sami Karppinen to form a new record company called Heresy Records. "The company's goal is to release albums with bands and artists where the emphasis lies on the album and not on single songs," according to a press release. "They ...

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THERION's CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Checks In

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official web site" "The album is now released and so far 99% of the reactions have been very good by the press. I haven't had the chance to get some more detailed opinions from fans yet, but I hope to get some of ...

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THERION: Tour Plans Revealed

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "As you can see in the tour section, we're now in the process of the scheduling of the next world tour. At the moment only the Latin American shows are booked and have a date. This part of the world ...

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THERION To Release Two Albums In May

Sweden's THERION will be issuing two albums, "Sirius B" and "Lemuria", on May 24 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CDs will be released separately to start with, but will be made available in a single double-CD package within a couple of months of the original album release. According to a post on the band's web ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO, TRISTANIA Confirmed For Germany's M'ERA LUNA Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO and TRISTANIA have been officially confirmed for this year's M'era Luna festival, set to take place August 7-8 at Flugplatz Drispenstedt in Hildesheim, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: WOLFSHEIM LACRIMOSA WITHIN TEMPTATION COVENANT IN EXTREMO L'AME IMMORTELLE ANNE CLARK ...

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