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EVERGREY To Embark On First-Ever Eastern European Tour

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will embark on their first Eastern European tour in January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 11 - Nitra, SK - Stara Pekaren Jan. 12 - Budapest, HUN - Kultiplex Jan. 14 - Larissa, GRE - Live Music House Jan. 15 - Plovdiv, BUL - Geo Milev Hall Jan. 17 - Sofia, ...

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EVERGREY Begins Work On New Album

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have returned to their rehearsal studios to prepare their next studio album. The band is tentatively scheduled to begin recording the follow-up to this year's "Monday Morning Apocalypse" in February for a May 2007 release. Commented guitarist/vocalist Tom S. Englund, "So far the material sounds about the heaviest and darkest we have ...

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DEBAUCHERY Signs With AFM RECORDS

German death metallers DEBAUCHERY have inked a deal with AFM Records. The group recently spent time at House of Music studios in Winterach, Germany with producer Dennis Ward recording its debut album, "Back in Blood", for a 2007 release. The new set will come as a double digipack, featuring a bonus CD containing seven cover ...

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THERION To Be Joined By AESMA DAEVA Singer For Upcoming Tour

Sweden's THERION has announced the addition of singer Lori Lewis from Minneapolis, Minnesota to its touring lineup. "She is the singer of AESMA DAEVA (a band that actually supported THERION on one of the shows on the U.S./Canada tour 2005)," the group writes on its web site. "Thanx to John (Prassas) from the band for ...

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FATAL SMILE Will Not Support W.A.S.P. In Spain

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will NOT support W.A.S.P. on their Spanish dates. As previously reported, FATAL SMILE is currently writing songs for its next studio album, tentatively due in early 2007. According to the band, the new material "seems to be heavier and angrier ...

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THERION: Singer Applications No Longer Accepted

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We want to thank everyone who sent their applications for the soprano position with THERION live 2007. We have received tons of applications. Both from hopeful amateurs and professional singers. Tomorrow we will take a decision of who to bring. ...

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MANOWAR: New Interview To Air On Greece's 'TV War' Tonight

Greece's metal TV show "TV War" will broadcast an interview with MANOWAR's Eric Adams and Karl Logan tonight (Wednesday, November 15) on MAD TV at 11:00 p.m. (CET). The 90-minute show will also include new clips from AMON AMARTH, RAMMSTEIN, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOATWHORE, KAMELOT and others. You can watch "TV War" through the Greek ...

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THERION: One Soprano Short

Sweden's THERION has issued the following update: "THERION had planned to use the same singers from the latest album also live, but unexpectedly, we are one soprano short. We're reight now checking our contacts for a replacement, but thought we might surprise a bit and actually do like NIGHTWISH did and let people we don't ...

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FATAL SMILE Working On New Material

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE is currently writing songs for its next studio album, tentatively due in early 2007. According to the band, the new material "seems to be heavier and angrier than the previous ones, so prepare for some heavy duty when the 'Fatals' are delivering the goods..." Songtitles set to ...

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Former KING DIAMOND Drummer SNOWY SHAW Named New Singer Of THERION

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL) has been named the new singer in THERION. The group's new album, "Gothic Kabbalah", was recorded and mixed in Stockholm by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, EVERGREY, EUROPE) will be released in January 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records. Snowy shares the vocal duties with Mats Levén (YNGWIE ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Complete 'Völkerball' DVD Details Revealed

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will release their new DVD, entitled "Völkerball" (cover), in Europe on November 20. It will be made available in the following three formats: Standard Edition: 1 DVD 140-minute Live Concert + 1 CD 75-minute audio concert footage Special Edition: 1 DVD 140-minute Live Concert + 1 DVD documentaries 90 ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Völkerball' DVD Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN' upcoming DVD, entitled "Völkerball", has been posted online at this location. According to RAMMSTEIN's manager Emanuel Fialik, the disc will be packed with footage, including "almost three hours of live recordings filmed in France, Japan, England and Russia. Also there is an audio CD featuring ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Release 'Völkerball' DVD In November

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will release a new DVD, entitled "Völkerball" on November 17. According to RAMMSTEIN's manager Emanuel Fialik, the disc will be packed with footage, including "almost three hours of live recordings filmed in France, Japan, England and Russia. Also there is an audio CD featuring 75 minutes of concert footage. In a ...

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EVERGREY: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have lined up the following European tour dates with up-and-coming melodic death metal band AVATAR as support: Oct. 24 - München (DE), Metropolis Oct. 25 - Milano (ITA), Rainbow Oct. 27 - Madrid (ESP), Caracol Oct. 28 - Bilbao (ESP), Kafe Antzoki Oct. 29 - Barcelona (ESP), Apolo Oct. 30 - Lyon ...

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LACUNA COIL To Release 'Closer' Single In October

Italy's LACUNA COIL will release "Closer" — the third single off their critically acclaimed "Karmacode" album — in October via Century Media Records. The radio mix and edit of "Closer" was overseen by Brian Malouf. The accompanying live tracks were recorded at The State Theatre in St Petersburg, FL on March 20, 2006 by Mark ...

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LACUNA COIL: U.S. Headlining Tour Plans Scrapped

LACUNA COIL's previously announced U.S. headlining tour with SOIL and 36 CRAZYFISTS, which was set to take place in November, has been cancelled. No further information is available right now. LACUNA COIL's latest CD, "Karmacode", was produced by Waldemar Sorychta and LACUNA COIL in Germany and Italy. The CD was mixed by Ronald Prent (RAMMSTEIN, ...

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ANGTORIA: E-Card Available

An e-card for the new ANGTORIA album, "God Has a Plan for Us All", can be accessed at this location. The CD is scheduled for release in the U.S. on October 17 via Listenable Records through KOCH Entertainment distribution. Two full-length songs from the CD — "Do You See Me Now" and "Six ...

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EUROPE: More Scandinavian Tour Dates Announced

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have added Danish and Finnish dates to their upcoming Scandinavian tour. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: Oct. 26 - Lund, SWE - Olympen Oct. 27 - Kalmar, SWE - Palace Oct. 28 - Skövde, SWE - Valhall Oct. 30 - Copenhagen, DEN - Vega Nov. 01 - ...

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ANGTORIA: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release In October

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band featuring female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS), CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), will release its debut album, "God Has a Plan for Us All", in the U.S. on October 17 via Listenable Records through KOCH ...

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EUROPE: New Album Audio Samples Available

Audio samples of the new EUROPE tracks "Let the Children Play" and "Always the Pretenders" have been posted online at the band's official web site. Both songs come off the reunited Swedish hard rockers' new album, "Secret Society", which is scheduled for release in Europe on October 27 (November 18 in Japan). A ...

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WINTERBORN Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

WINTERBORN, the self-proclaimed "coldest Finnish heavy metal band," has inked a deal with Massacre Records. The group's debut album, "Cold Reality", is scheduled for release in Europe on November 10 (distributed in the USA by Century Media and The End Records). The group has also signed a deal with Studio57 and Supersounds for the album's ...

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LACUNA COIL To Tour U.S. With SOIL, 36 CRAZYFISTS

LACUNA COIL will team up with SOIL, 36 CRAZYFISTS and an as-yet-undetermined fourth band for a U.S. tour beginning mid-November. Tentative dates so far are as follows: Nov. 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre Nov. 17 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon Nov. 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Nov. 24 - Salt ...

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