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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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EUROPE: Norwegian Date Announced

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have added a Norwegian date 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 Nov. 01 - Halmstad, SWE - Diesel Nov. 02 - Göteborg, ...

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EUROPE: Swedish Tour Dates Announced

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE will be undertaking a 10-date Swedish tour beginning on October 26. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 26 - Lund, Olympen Oct. 27 - Kalmar, Palace Oct. 28 - Skövde, Valhall Nov. 01 - Halmstad, Diesel Nov. 02 - Göteborg, Lisebergshallen Nov. 03 - Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken Nov. 04 - Norrköping, ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Release 'Völkerball' DVD Before Christmas

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will release a new DVD, entitled "Völkerball" before Christmas. 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 special ...

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TESTAMENT To Work On New Studio Album In Early 2007

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has issued the following update: "Just back from a whirlwind of shows, starting with ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO on the East Coast (touring with new projects by Dave Ellefson [ex-MEGADETH] and Marc Rizzo [SOULFLY, ex-ILL NINO], respectively) followed immediately by TESTAMENT on the West Coast and Europe (hottest summer in 100 years ...

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CADAVEROUS CONDITION Releases New Album

Austrian death metallers CADAVEROUS CONDITION have just released their new album, entitled "To the Night Sky", via Oak Knoll Productions. Described as a mixture of "riff-driven death metal" and "acoustic guitar death folk songs," the CD's artwork was created by Cyril Helnwein, son of Gottfried Helnwein (who did covers for MARILYN MANSON, SCORPIONS, RAMMSTEIN). Guest ...

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FATAL SMILE To Support WINGER On European Tour

According to a posting on FATAL SMILE's official web site, the Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band will support WINGER on its European tour this fall. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. FATAL SMILE released their sophomore album, "Neo Natural Freaks", in February via GMR Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Beyond Reality" was ...

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KORN Kicks Off FAMILY VALUES Tour; Setlist Revealed

KORN officially resurrected the Family Values tour last night (Saturday, July 29) in Antioch, Tennessee, with a line-up featuring DEFTONES, 10 YEARS, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and others. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro 02. Right Now 03. Politics 04. Twist 05. Love Song 06. A.D.I.D.A.S. 07. Falling Away From Me 08. Ball Tounge ...

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KORN Begins FAMILY VALUES Campaign Tomorrow

Launch Radio Networks reports: It's still over three months until Election Day, but the Family Values crowd is on the move. KORN resurrects the tour of that name tomorrow (Saturday, July 29) in Antioch, Tennessee, with a line-up featuring DEFTONES, 10 YEARS, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and others. This will be KORN singer Jonathan Davis' first ...

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EVERGREY Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have parted ways with bassist Michael Håkansson. Replacing him in the group's lineup is former HAMMERFALL bassist Fredrik Larsson, the band's manager has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. An official statement from Michael announcing his departure from EVERGREY will be released shortly. As previously reported, EVERGREY has been booked for one of Scandinavia's biggest ...

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