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APOCALYPTICA To Headline Germany's ROCK AM HÄRTSFELDSEE Festival

Finnish metal cellists APOCALYPTICA have been confirmed as the headliners of the Rock am Härtsfeldsee 2008 festival, set to take place June 27-28 in Dischingen Lkr. Heidenheim, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA DEADLOCK EKTOMORF MAMBO KURT MEGAHERZ SALTATIO MORTIS For more information, visit www.rockamhaertsfeldsee.de. As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA ...

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ONSLAUGHT Announces New Guitarist

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have confirmed the departure of guitarist Alan Jordan. A replacement axeman has already been recruited in the shape of "awesome new shredder" Andy Rosser-Davies. Commented ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett: "Unfortunately, Al was unable to commit to any touring with the band as from late last year due to personal circumstances. Live ...

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VENGINCE Added To 'Ambushing Europe Tour' Alongside EKTOMORF, STUCK MOJO

VENGINCE, the California-based hardcore/metal band featuring Relentless (ENDRAH vocalist), and Flatline (session drummer for DEFIANCE), will make its European debut as part of the forthcoming "Ambushing Europe Tour 2008" alongside EKTOMORF, STUCK MOJO and TENSIDE. Commented Relentless: "It is a huge honor to be invited to tour with STUCK MOJO! We have been fans of ...

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GRAVE, EKTOMORF, DEW-SCENTED To Perform At This Weekend's METALLIC NOISE Festival

GRAVE, EKTOMORF and DEW-SCENTED are among the confirmed bands for the Metallic Noise festival, set to take place this Sunday, December 16 at Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The festival running order is as follows: 15:00-15:30 CREATURE 15:45-16:15 NOT TONIGHT JOSEPHINE 16:30-17:00 RUNAMOK 17:15-17:55 KARKADAN 18:10-18:50 TOTENMOND 19:05-19:55 GODDESS OF DESIRE 20:10-21:00 DEW-SCENTED 21:15-22:15 EKTOMORF 22:45-00:15 ...

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STUCK MOJO Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Legendary Atlanta, Georgia-based rap/metal band STUCK MOJO has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The label will re-release the group's latest album, "Southern Born Killers", with three bonus tracks on February 29 in Europe and March 4 in North America. Commented STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward: "We feel good about Napalm; they understand that their ...

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ONSLAUGHT Forced To Cancel Five Shows In Germany

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been forced to cancel the final five shows of their current German tour with EKTOMORF due to what they claim were "continuing breaches of contract" by the tour's organizers. ONSLAUGHT singer Sy Keeler says in a statement: "The organization behind the tour has again been nothing short of shambolic from ...

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'20 Years Of Nuclear Blast' DVD Trailer Available

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Tour Europe With EKTOMORF

Guitarist Nige Rockett of of the reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT has issued the following update: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we sadly announce that the 'X-mass Festival Tour' scheduled for December has been postponed. However, the tour will now go ahead in January 2008 under the title of the 'Black Winter' tour. More details ...

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PAIN, HATESPHERE, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER To Perform At Austria's ROCK THE LAKE

PAIN, HATESPHERE and DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER are among the confirmed bands for the Rock The Lake festival, set to take place August 31 – September 1 in Villach, Kärnten, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, August 31, 2007: J.B.O. (Germany) PAIN (Sweden) HATESPHERE (Denmark) DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER (Germany) MÜLLIONÄRE (Austria) NEAERA ...

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EKTOMORF Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF will co-headline the Hammer Stage of the Sziget Festival in Hungary (August 8-15) with SOULFLY. EKTOMORF's latest album, entitled "Outcast", was released in October 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, WITCHERY, RAUNCHY, HIMSA) and features ...

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Italy's ALEPH And SOWN To Release New Albums In July

On July 6, Fuel Records will release the latest albums from two promising Italian metal bands: progressive metallers ALEPH with "In Tenebra" and the nu-metal outfit SOWN with "Downside". According to a press release, "In Tenebra" is ALEPH's debut album which was released on the Italian market exclusively at the end of 2006. The band's ...

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BURY YOUR DEAD Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Boston metal/hardcore outfit BURY YOUR DEAD has been confirmed for this year's With Full Force festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AS I LAY DYING BAD MANNERS BARCODE BENEDICTION BOLD BRUJERIA ...

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BLINDED COLONY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

According to a posting on the band's web site, Swedish melodic death metal act BLINDED COLONY has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The group recently began filming a video for the second single from the "Bedtime Prayers" album, "Heart", with director Thomas Tjäder (IN ...

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ZUUL FX Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, been confirmed for this year's With Full Force festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. ZUUL FX will perform on Friday, June 29 on the Hardbowl stage. The festival billing is now shaping ...

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BLINDED COLONY To Film 'Heart' Video Next Week

Swedish melodic death metal act BLINDED COLONY will begin filming a video for the second single from the "Bedtime Prayers" album, "Heart", next Tuesday. "We will once again be working with producer Thomas Tjäder (IN FLAMES), who also produced the video for 'Once Bitten, Twice Shy'," says guitarist Tobias Olsson."He did a fantastic job with ...

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BENEDICTION Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

BENEDICTION and ENTER SHIKARI have been confirmed for this year's With Full Force festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. Meanwhile, 1349 cancelled their appearance at the event. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH BAD MANNERS BARCODE BENEDICTION ...

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CHIMAIRA Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Cleveland's CHIMAIRA has been confirmed for this year's With Full Force festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMON AMARTH BAD MANNERS BARCODE BOLD BRUJERIA BY NIGHT CALIBAN CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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DROPKICK MURPHYS Confirmed For Germany'd WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Massachusetts-based punk band DROPKICK MURPHYS has been confirmed for this year's With Full Force festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMON AMARTH BAD MANNERS BARCODE BOLD BRUJERIA BY NIGHT CALIBAN CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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GORILLA BISCUITS Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

New York straight-edge hardcore punk band GORILLA BISCUITS has been confirmed for this year's With Full Force festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMON AMARTH BAD MANNERS BARCODE BOLD BRUJERIA BY NIGHT ...

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SEPTIC FLESH To Reunite For Greece's METAL HEALING FESTIVAL

Greek death metal legends SEPTIC FLESH will reunite for one-off performance at the Metal Healing Festival, set to take place July 20-22 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The running order is as follows: Friday, July 20: 00:00 - 01:15 RAGE 02:50 - 23:40 ORPHANED LAND 21:50 - 22:35 ROTTING CHRIST 20:50 - 21:35 ABORTED 19:50 - 20:35 ...

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