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Project X-Katon - ENSOPH

Expect eclectic, accessible post-black-metal with electronic elements galore on this bizarre Italian group's second album. Moments of weirdness abound — overwrought clean vocals intertwine with shrieking, whining, borderline-irritating black metal yowls. Piano, flute, and programmed dance beats mix with more tradition metal sections. "D-Generation" is a good microcosm of the many elements ENSOPH is stuffing ...

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ANGTORIA: Debut Album Samples Available

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have uploaded a couple of audio samples from their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", due on April 27 via Listenable Records. Check out the ...

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CROSSBREED Drop Off NOTHINGFACE Tour, Accuse Co-Headliners Of Lying

Florida's CROSSBREED have dropped off their previously announced U.S. trek with NOTHINGFACE after allegedly failing to honor a list of "non-negotiable" tour rules set up by NOTHINGFACE bassist Jerry Montano. Commented CROSSBREED: "Please understand that all attempts were made to clear up this mess to remain on the tour. In 10 years, CROSSBREED has never ...

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KREATOR Frontman Checks In From New York City

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza has posted the following message on the band;s official web site: "The shows [on the North American Enemy of God Pt. 2 Tour] are going really well so far and I'm very happy to share the stage with NAPALM DEATH for a whole tour after all these years. We wanted to ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Mann Gegen Mann' Video Posted Online

RAMMSTEIN's video for the third single from their "Rosenrot" album, "Mann Gegen Mann", has been posted online at YouTube.com. Shot by famed Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund (METALLICA, SATYRICON, MADONNA, THE PRODIGY), the clip received its premiere on MTV Germany on Feb. 1. According to a posting on the RAMMSTEIN fan site Herzeleid.com, "In ...

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MEGAHERZ: Latest Album '5' To Receive U.S. Release This Month

German modern rock/industrial metal band MEGAHERZ will release their fifth album, entitled "5", in the United States through Eclipse Records on February 21. With their new single "Gott Sein '04" the band has redefined their sound and musical vision as more dynamic, more vivid, and better than ever before. Produced by Ralph Quick (DIE HAPPY, ...

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SLIPKNOT Win GRAMMY Award For 'Best Metal Performance'

SLIPKNOT were honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday night (Feb. 8). The Iowa-based band, who were nominated for the sixth consecutive year, won for their single "Before I Forget", ...

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KREATOR Film 'Enemy Of God' Video

German thrashers KREATOR shot a video for their song "Enemy of God" on February 6 in Berlin. The clip was directed by Jörn Heitmann, known for his work with RAMMSTEIN ("Keine Lust") and THE RASMUS. More information about Heitmann's work can be found at www.katapultfilm.de. "Enemy of God" is the title track of ...

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EVERGREY Announce First-Ever Headlining Show In England

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will make their first-ever headlining appearance in England on March 7 at The Underworld in Camden, London. Ticket information and other details are available at www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk. As previously reported, EVERGREY have set "Monday Morning Apocalypse" as the title of their sixth studio album, due on April 4 via InsideOut Music. The follow-up ...

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ANGTORIA Set Tentative Track Listing For Debut Album

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have set the tentative track listing for their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", due on April 24 via Listenable Records. It is as follows: ...

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FATAL SMILE To Perform On Swedish TV

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will appear on the Swedish TV show "TV4 Nyhetsmorgon" (morning news on Channel 4) on Wednesday, February 1 between 6:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The group will be interviewed on the program and will perform two songs live in the studio. The show is available on the ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Mann Gegen Mann' Single Due In March

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will be releasing the third single from their "Rosenrot" album, "Mann Gegen Mann", in early March. A video by famed Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund (METALLICA, SATYRICON, MADONNA, THE PRODIGY) was recently shot and will begin airing soon. "Mann Gegen Mann" will be released in a limited digipack version and will contain ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Album, Single Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for LACUNA COIL's upcoming album, "Karmacode", has been posted online at this location [NOTE: Link removed at LACUNA COIL management's request]. The artwork for the album's first single, "Our Truth", can be viewed by clicking here [NOTE: Link removed at LACUNA COIL management's request]. As previously reported, "Karmacode" is scheduled for release ...

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RAMMSTEIN Sued By German Cannibal

United Press International is reporting that a convicted German cannibal has filed suit against industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN, claiming their song "Mein Teil" (My Piece) is based on his crimes. Armin Meiwes was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for eating a man (Bernd Juergen Brandes) he met on the Internet. He filmed the entire ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Single 'Our Truth' Posted Online

LACUNA COIL's new single, "Our Truth", which appears on the "Underworld: Evolution" soundtrack, can be previewed in full at AOL Music (select "Underworld" from the list of choices at the top and scroll down to LACUNA COIL). The soundtrack, which being released today (January 10), features additional selections from PUSCIFER (Maynard Keenan's [TOOL, ...

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SHADOWS FALL Announce Headlining Shows; Prepare To Attend NAMM

SHADOWS FALL have lined up a string of headlining shows in March with AGNOSTIC FRONT, STILL REMAINS and BYZANTINE in the support slots. Look for the band to possibly debut some of their highly-anticipated new material at these shows. Also, be sure to check out their latest DVD, entitled "The Art of Touring", featuring over ...

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SLIPKNOT: '9.0 Live' Certified Gold

SLIPKNOT's first full-length concert album, "9.0 Live", has been certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. The CD, which was recorded at shows in Singapore, Japan, and Las Vegas, has sold 163,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As previously reported, SLIPKNOT ...

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