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VADER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Polish death metallers VADER have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD ...

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KATATONIA Issues Post-Tour Update

Sweden's KATATONIA has posted the following message on its official web site: "We have just returned safely back home to Swedish soil as our first-ever North American tour successfully wrapped up after a month on the road. Rolling through the entire nation from north to south and West to East Coast the tour was far ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Crossover thrash merchants MUNICIPAL WASTE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISILLUSION ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER ...

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MOONSPELL: Animated 'Luna' Video Available

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have posted the animated video for their song "Luna" at this location. MOONSPELL was named "Best Portuguese Act" at MTV's 13th annual Europe Music Awards, which were held on Nov. 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This is the first time ever a metal band has won that particular award in Europe. ...

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MOONSPELL: More Festival Appearances Announced

Portuguese metal band MOONSPELL has been added to the X-Mas Festivals bill at the 013 in Tilburg, Holland on December 17. Other bands on the bill include GOREFEST, TRAIL OF TEARS, BELPHEGOR, DARZAMAT, HEVEIN, HEIDEVOLK, THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT and DEVIOUS. MOONSPELL has also been confirmed for the Winternoise Festival at the Georgsmarienhütte Event Center in ...

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MADDER MORTEM Confirmed For X-MAS FESTIVALS Tour

Norway's MADDER MORTEM has been confirmed for the X-mas Festivals tour, which is scheduled to kick off early December. Also scheduled to appear are GOREFEST, BELPHEGOR, TRAIL OF TEARS, DARZAMAT and PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT. The dates are as follows: Dec. 08 - D - Berlin @ K17 Dec. 09 - D - Engeldorf (Leipzig) @ Hellraiser ...

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THE FINAL SLEEP Completes New Demo

THE FINAL SLEEP, the Troy, NY-based band featuring members of DYING BREED, WITHSTAND, END OF LINE and OF OLD, has just finished recording its new demo. According to a press release, "the CD contains over 40 minutes of music covering a wide range of styles and dynamics" drawn from such influences as OPETH, MERCYFUL FATE, ...

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MOONSPELL: Tour Diary Available

Portugal's MOONSPELL is keeping an online tour diary from its U.S. trek with KATATONIA and DAYLIGHT DIES. Check it out at the group's official forum. MOONSPELL will team up with NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH and DEW-SCENTED for a European tour in March/April. A list of tour dates can be found at this ...

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MOONSPELL Working On More European Tour Dates

According to a posting on MOONSPELL's official web site, the Portuguese metal band is currently working on arranging dates in Poland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece and Israel. More details will be announced soon. MOONSPELL will team up with NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH and DEW-SCENTED for a European tour in March/April. A list of tour dates can ...

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DISILLUSION, NEAERA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

DISILLUSION and NEAERA have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DISILLUSION ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD HEAVEN SHALL BURN IMMORTAL ...

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SAMAEL To Play Romania For First Time

Switzerland's SAMAEL will make is first-ever appearance in Romania on December 2, 2006 at Agronomia Sports Hall in Bucharest. Support at the show will come from AVATAR (Craiova) and DIES IRAE (Bucharest). For more information, visit www.samael.metalfan.ro. As previously reported, SAMAEL's September 29, 2006 show in Lausanne was broadcast live via the Internet. ...

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LETZTE INSTANZ Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

LETZTE INSTANZ, a German rock band particularly noted for its use of the violin and cello, has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLACK MAJESTY BLIND ...

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ENSLAVED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MOONSORROW Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

ENSLAVED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MOONSORROW, VOLBEAT and SONIC SYNDICATE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD HEAVEN SHALL ...

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SAMAEL: Lausanne Performance Available Online

SAMAEL's September 29 show in Lausanne was broadcast live via the Internet. You can watch the concert online at this location (courtesy of Metal Videos). As previously reported, SAMAEL has extended the recording sessions for its new album to include most of October. "Real drums as well as other additional recordings will be ...

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BELPHEGOR Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Austrian extreme black/death metal outfit BELPHEGOR has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE GRAVE DIGGER HAGGARD IMMORTAL IN FLAMES JBO KAMPFAR MOONSPELL ...

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KATATONIA: Hungarian, Serbian Shows Postponed

Sweden's KATATONIA has issued the following update: "Due to problems with our visas for the North American tour [with MOONSPELL and DAYLIGHT DIES], we're unable to leave the country for the October 7 and 8 dates in Hungary and Serbia. We're sorry for the inconvenience. On a better note, the dates are not permanently cancelled. ...

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SAMAEL Extends Recording Sessions For New Album

Switzerland's SAMAEL has extended the recording sessions for its new album to include most of October. "Real drums as well as other additional recordings will be added," according to a posting on the group's web site. SAMAEL spent a week in July going over new songs with acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP ...

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