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DIMMU BORGIR Turn Down KORN Tour, Prepare To Film New Video

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have posted the following message on their official web site: "DIMMU BORGIR are planning to record a video from the 'Stormblåst 2005' release together with Patrick Ullaeus and Revolver Films. "Shagrath [vocals] is busy working on his band CHROME DIVISION together with Lex Icon of COVENANT, Luna of ASHES ...

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MNEMIC: New Album To be Produced By PETER TÄGTGREN

Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have commenced work on material for their third album, which is untitled at the moment. "The band is full motion writing the new material and it’s coming along as butter on bread!" the group write in a press release. "The new album will be produced by someone in Sweden who happens ...

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CELTIC FROST: New Album To Be Mastered This Week

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "Walking the last few hundred yards towards my home after the final intensive sessions at Oakland Recording couldn't have been more symbolic. Gusts of wind from an approaching storm were bending the trees on both sides of my path, and ...

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Virus - HYPOCRISY

The product coming off Peter Tägtgren's death metal assembly line may sometimes be a bit, ya know, workmanlike. But it's rarely low-grade stuff. Whether delving into more pop structures, creating martial anthems like "Roswell 47", or revisiting his speedy, thrashed-out death metal roots, HYPOCRISY stick to a few tried and true formulas. Usually, it's still ...

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GRIMFIST Shoot Two New Videos From Upcoming Album

GRIMFIST guitarist Ole Walaunet has issued the following update on the Norwegian band's upcoming activities: "Lots of stuff happening at the moment. Just got the promos for [the sophomore album] '10 Steps to Hell', and starting to get feedback on the album. So far, it's all VERY fuckin' good!! The general comments are that '10 ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman Forging 'Unique Friendship' With SATYRICON

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "Last night was the first time the whole group met since the last one of us returned from Hanover. "We confirmed the album's title, which had already become obvious after the most recent meeting between Martin [Ain, bass] and me, ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman: 'I Will Be Free'

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "My back pressed in desperation against the vast, dark floodgates which tower vertiginously over me, I feel the bottomless pulse of waves of which I will never know what — or who — causes them. I don't dare to even ...

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PRIMORDIAL Drop Off X-MASS FESTIVALS 2005 European tour

Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL have cancelled their participation in the upcoming X-Mass Festivals 2005 European tour (featuring EXODUS, HYPOCRISY, WINTERSUN and NAGLFAR). "We simply felt there was no point in us opening up for 25 minutes to half-empty halls and playing three songs, which it looked like being, so we have jumped ship, and ...

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HYPOCRISY, HATESPHERE Confirmed For Denmark's AALBORG METAL FESTIVAL

HYPOCRISY, HATESPHERE and PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT are the latest confirmed acts for the the Aalborg Metal Festival, a two-day event set to take place November 4-5, 2005 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows; Friday, November 4, 2005: 16.00 - 16.30 DAWN OF DEMISE 16.50 - 17.20 PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT 17.40 ...

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PAIN: 'Nothing' Video Posted Online

PAIN, the Swedish band featuring HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have posted their video for the track "Nothing" at this location (Real Media). Due in Swedish stores on September 21, "Nothing" is the third single off PAIN's new album, "Dancing With the Dead", which debuted at position No. 3 on the Swedish album chart ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Inventor Of Evil' Enters German Chart At No. 68

DESTRUCTION's new album, "Inventor of Evil", has entered the official German chart at position No. 68. The CD will receive a North American release on October 25 via Candlelight Records. DESTRUCTION recorded "Inventor of Evil" with producer Peter Tätgtren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), V.O. Pulver (GURD) and their live engineer Franky Winkelmann at studios in Germany and ...

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CELTIC FROST Fan Issues Studio Report

A CELTIC FROST fan by the name of Mike Rovers recently spent a day at Horus Sound Studio in Hanover, Germany, where FROST are recording their new album, "Dark Matter Manifest", for an early 2006 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Read his report at CELTIC FROST's official message board. CELTIC FROST's first album ...

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GRIMFIST: 'Ten Steps To Hell' American Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has confirmed October 4 as the American release date for the new studio album from Norway's GRIMFIST. Titled "Ten Steps to Hell", it is the second studio album from the rapidly growing extreme metal band. Recorded at Subsonic Society Studios (DISMEMBER, SUSPERIA) and mixed at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED), "Ten Steps ...

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DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Belgium's VELO-ROCK Festival

Long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for the Velo-Rock festival, set to take place September 3 in Ostende, Belgium. Also scheduled to appear are ORPHANAGE and ATROCITY. More information is available at www.velorock.be. As previously reported, DESTRUCTION have announced the following worldwide release dates for their new album, "Inventor of Evil": Europe ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Inventor Of Evil' Worldwide Release Dates Confirmed

Long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION have announced the following worldwide release dates for their new album, "Inventor of Evil": Europe – August 22 via AFM Records Japan – August 24 via King Records South America – September 30 via Laser North America – October 25 via Candlelight Records DESTRUCTION recorded "Inventor of Evil" with producer Peter ...

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8THSIN: New Album Track Listing Revealed

8THSIN, the new project led by IT (a.k.a. Tony Särkkä; WAR, ABRUPTUM, OPHTHTALAMIA, VONDUR), have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Angelseed & Demonmilk", tentatively due in October. The follow-up to last year's "Sinners Inc." (Black Lodge Records) will include a special guest vocal appearance on one track by Peter Tägtgren of PAIN/HYPOCRISY. ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman: This Is 'The Strongest We Have Ever Been'

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "The experience of darkness within my mind, incited by the events sustained while others smile. The cycles around me, the events, my obscurantist. How consummate these depths can be. Mine. "The day we step outside after 13 years. The album ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Extend NUCLEAR BLAST Deal, Set Release Date For 'Stormblåst' Re-Recording

Norwegian symphonic black metal masters DIMMU BORGIR have extended their record deal with longtime label Nuclear Blast Records. The group's next release will be a revamped version of their "Stormblåst" CD, which originally appeared in 1996. The CD was re-recorded earlier in the year, augmented with bonus tracks and produced by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY). A ...

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