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DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Israel's METALIST FESTIVAL

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for Israel's annual Metalist Festival, set to take place on June 22 at the Hangar 11 club in Tel Aviv. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are headliners MEGADETH alongside homegrown metallers ETERNAL GRAY, CROSSFIRE, DISTORTED, LEHAVOTH and STELLA MARIS. As previously reported, DESTRUCTION have tapped several world-renowned ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Live Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos of German thrashers DESTRUCTION performing at La Loco in Paris, France on May 22 have been posted online at MetalChroniques.com. As previously reported, DESTRUCTION have tapped several world-renowned metal singers — including Paul Di'Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN) and Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) — to make a guest appearance in their ...

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REVEREND BIZARRE's 21-Minute Doom Epic Enters Finnish Chart At No. 2

Lauded as the leading contenders of purist doom, Finland's REVEREND BIZARRE have achieved the seemingly impossible by putting their twenty-one minute, single-track CD, "Slaves of Satan", into the national Finnish single chart at No. 2! The Lohja-based trio, consisting of vocalist/bassist Magister Albert, guitarist Peter Vicar and drummer Earl of Void, debuted with the cult ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Black Dwarf' Video Posted Online

CANDLEMASS's video for the track "Black Dwarf" has been posted online at NuclearBlast.de (Real player required). "Black Dwarf" comes off the reunited Swedish doomsters' comeback album, "Candlemass", which was released earlier this week via Nuclear Blast Records. "Candlemass" was recorded in part at Polar studios (ABBA, GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN) in Stockholm, Sweden and ...

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SATARIEL: Release Date Set For 'Hydra'

Cold/Regain Records has set a June 27 European release date for the new third album from Swedish metallers SATARIEL, entitled "Hydra". The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) ...

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DESTRUCTION: New CD To Feature Guest Appearances By PAUL DI'ANNO, MESSIAH MARCOLIN

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have tapped several world-renowned metal singers — including Paul Di'Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN) and Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) — to make a guest appearance in their track "The Alliance of Hellhoundz", to be included on their forthcoming CD, "Inventor of Evil", due on August 15 via AFM Records. Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, ...

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SATARIEL Finish Mixing New Album

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have finished mixing their third album, "Hydra", for a late June release via Cold/Regain Records. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Enter Finnish Single Chart At No. 4

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 4 with their latest single, "Forgive Her" (Firebox Records). In addition to the nine-minute title track, the single features a cover version of the CANDLEMASS classic "Solitude", with Magister Albert from REVEREND BIZARRE on vocals. View the whole chart ...

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CANDLEMASS Schedule CD-Release Party In Stockholm

Reunited Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS will celebrate the release of their new self-titled album with a free hometown show on April 27 at O-Baren in Stockholm, Sweden. Doors open at 10:00 p.m. and the band will hit the stage at 11:00 p.m. Due on May 2 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Candlemass" was recorded in part ...

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Candlemass - CANDLEMASS

With an ominous rushing sound, the first album of new material from the classic CANDLEMASS lineup in 16 years roars into the spotlight. As opening statements go, they don't get much more kickass than "Black Dwarf" — cranking along at what for CANDLEMASS is practically thrash speeds. This midtempo rocker may put off people expecting ...

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WORLD BELOW: 'Maelstrom' Track Listing Revealed

WORLD BELOW, the new band featuring CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, and CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Maelstrom", due mid-April via Austria's Psychedoomelic Records. The group, who were previously signed to Doom Symphony Records (a division of Italy's Underground Symphony), recorded the CD ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: New Album Release Date, Track Listing Announced

Firebox Records has set an August 24 European release date for as-yet-untitled second album from Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN. A single, "Forgive Her", will be released on April 13 exclusively in Finland. In addition to the nine-minute title track, the single features a cover version of the CANDLEMASS classic "Solitude", with Magister ...

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WORLD BELOW: 'Maelstrom' Cover Artwork Posted Online

WORLD BELOW, the new band featuring CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, and CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl, have posted the cover artwork for their sophomore album, entitled "Maelstrom", at this location (artwork created by Twilight 13 Design). WORLD BELOW recently inked a deal with Austria's Psychedoomelic Records. The group, who ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION And DRAGONFORCE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION and DRAGONFORCE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION DRAGONFORCE EDGUY ENDHAMMER ...

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NAPALM DEATH And FREAK KITCHEN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

NAPALM DEATH and FREAK KITCHEN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANGRA ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: MÖTLEY CRÜE ACCEPT SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABOS KANSAS DREAM THEATER MEGADETH STATUS QUO ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Complete Work On New Album

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have finished recording their second album at Sam's Workshop studios in Lutakko, Finland with producer Sami Kokko. "We just visited Finnvox studios, where our new album was mastered by Minerva Pappi," the band write on their web site, "She did an excellent job with it, as always, and ...

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SATARIEL Sign With COLD RECORDS

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have inked a deal with Cold Records. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded their third album, "Hydra", at Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.). A spring/summer ...

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WORLD BELOW To Support CENTINEX In Germany

WORLD BELOW, the new band featuring CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, and CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl, will play their first shows ever as the support band for CENTINEX (with Jonas and Ronnie doing double duty). The dates are as follows: Jun. 02 – Hannover, GER - Labor Jun. 04 - Stavenhagen, ...

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