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LACUNA COIL To Play One-Off London Show

Italian female-fronted metallers LACUNA COIL have announced a one-off show at the Forum in London, U.K. on March 5, 2006. LACUNA COIL's new album, "Karmacode", is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2006 via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Comalies" was co-produced once again by Waldemar Sorychta and was mixed by ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From Glasgow

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up there? We are pulling into Glasgow as I write this. The flight over to the U.K. was a piece o' cake, and we got to see the huge oil refinery fire that happened just outside London, ...

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SHADOWS FALL Frontman Comments On GRAMMY Nod

Nominations for the 48th annual Grammy Awards were announced last week by The Recording Academy, which included a nod for SHADOWS FALL in the "Best Metal Performance" category. The group was nominated for their Active Rock hit "What Drives The Weak" alongside such acclaimed artists as MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and SLIPKNOT. The track is featured ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'I Have A Feeling We Could Win A GRAMMY This Year'

SLIPKNOT members Shawn "Clown" Crahan (percussion) and Jim Root (guitar) spoke to The Des Moines Register about being nominated for a Grammy for the sixth consecutive year. The single "Before I Forget" from the band's third album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", was nominated for Best Metal Performance alongside songs by MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Rosenrot' Video Posted Online

RAMMSTEIN's video for their latest single, "Rosenrot", has been posted online at Herzeleid.com. The clip was shot last month in a village close to Brasov, Romania and is the title track of the group's new album, available now on Universal. RAMMSTEIN's "Mein Teil" was nominated in the "Metal Performance" category at the 48th ...

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RAMMSTEIN Named 'Best Live Act' At EINS LIVE Awards

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN were honored as the "Best Live Act" at the "Eins Live" Krone awards. Germany's biggest radio awards ceremony was held at the Arena Oberhausen on November 24 and was broadcast live by Eins Live radio and on TV by the WDR. As previously reported, RAMMSTEIN have selected the title track of ...

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Former DIMMU BORGIR/CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer Featured On DUST EP

Former CRADLE OF FILTH/DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker is featured on the new EP from DUST, the brainchild of artist Jez Ball. The EP was recorded drums in the U.K. in September, with production by Greg Brimson (RAMMSTEIN, PARADISE LOST, METALLICA) and engineering by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH). The CD will be mastered by John ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Rosenrot' Single Details Revealed

According to Herzeleid.com, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have selected the title track of their new album, "Rosenrot", as their next single. "Rosenrot" (the single) will be released on December 9, 2005 and will contain the following tracks: 01. Rosenrot (Single Version) (03:47) 02. Rosenrot (The Tweaker Remix by Chris Vrenna) (04:34) 03. Rosenrot (Northern Lite ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Rosenrot' Tops European Album Charts

According to Universal Music, RAMMSTEIN's new album, "Rosenrot", has been certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies since its October 28 release. The CD topped the official album chart in Germany, Austria and Finland, and has landed at No. 2 in Sweden and Denmark, No. 4 in the Netherlands and the ...

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EVERGREY Prepare To Enter Studio

The Gothenburg, Sweden-based metal band EVERGREY are preparing to enter the studio to record their sixth studio album, tentatively due in April 2006 via InsideOut Music. The production duties will be handled by the experienced team of Sanken Sandquist and Stefan Glaumann, who have previously worked with such artists as RAMMSTEIN, BON JOVI, BRITNEY SPEARS ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: 'We Did Not Become A Different Kind Of Band'

LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia recently spoke to Decibel magazine about "Karmacode", the group's long-awaited follow-up to their 2002 breakthrough album "Comalies". "The album is a trip through different spiritualities, not specific religions," Cristina said. "We wanted to analyze how religion and spirituality can in our day coexist. Look at the title — we mix ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Songtitles Revealed

According to a posting at EmptySpiral.net, LACUNA COIL presented six songs from their forthcoming album, "Karmacode", to members of the world music press on Sunday (Oct. 23) at the Galaxy Studios in Mol, Belgium. The band are currently working in the studio with Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper, whose previous works include ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Song Samples Available

Audio clips of six songs from the upcoming RAMMSTEIN album, "Rosenrot", have been posted online at Universal-Rock.de. "Rosenrot" is scheduled for release in Germany on October 28 via Universal. A limited-edition version of the album will include a bonus DVD featuring three live video clips recorded earlier in the year. A U.S. release ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist Comments On Lake Bodom Murder Case

CHILDREN OF BODOM have spent their career defending the controversy caused by their name. The group's moniker refers to the gruesome triple homicide that occurred at Lake Bodom in Espoo, Finland in 1960. Just this month the case was closed when sole survivor the massacre and suspect in the horrific murders, Nils Gustafsson, was found ...

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RAMMSTEIN Nominated For EINS LIVE KRONE Award

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are nominated in the category "Best Live Act" for the "Eins Live" Krone award. Germany's biggest radio awards ceremony will be held at the Arena Oberhausen on November 24, 2005 and will be broadcast live by Eins Live radio at 7:00 p.m. and on TV by the WDR at 10:00 p.m. ...

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RAMMSTEIN Frontman: It's Very Easy For Gay Men To Get Laid

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN discuss the controversial single "Mann Gegen Mann" ("Man Against Man") from their new album "Rosenrot" in the latest issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up. In the chorus, the word "schwule" (German for "faggot") is uttered repeatedly. In the article, RAMMSTEIN vocalist Till Lindemann asks the reporter: "Do you think it's homophobic?" ...

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RAMMSTEIN Film 'Mann Gegen Mann' Video

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have filmed a video for the second single off their upcoming "Rosenrot" album. According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Jonas Åkerlund (METALLICA, MADONNA, SATYRICON) was the director for "Mann Gegen Mann", which deals with the subject of "men on the edge of homosexuality." No word yet on when the new single ...

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