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RAMMSTEIN: Concerts In Asia Cancelled

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN were forced to cancel their previously announced shows in Korea and Japan after the group's vocalist, Till Lindemann, suffered a knee injury during an appearance at this year's Metaltown festival (where they reported performed on a wet stage in the rain), which took place July 30 at Frihamnen in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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DYNABYTE: 'I'm My Enemy' Video Posted Online

DYNABYTE, the Italian band featuring former OPERA IX vocalist Cadaveria and NECRODEATH bassist John, have uploaded their video for the song "I'm My Enemy", remixed by John and LJ Dusk (guitar) and produced by Flegias (NECRODEATH). Check it out at this location. "I'm My Enemy" comes off the group's debut album, "Extreme Mental ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Perform In Korea

According to The Korea Times, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will perform on August 10 at Olympic Park in eastern Seoul. It will be the first Korean visit for the German band, which has earned recognition there with the song "Du Hast", featured in the Hollywood mega hit blockbuster "The Matrix". In the concert, the band, ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA: New EP Due In September

French symphonic black metal act ANOREXIA NERVOSA are putting the finishing touches on a new mini-CD, "The September", containing cover songs from FORBIDDEN SITE and DARKTHRONE, live tracks recorded during the band's "Redemption Process" French tour, and two songs that were previously only available in Japan. In addition, the band have remixed their live favorite ...

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ACCEPT To Replace MOTÖRHEAD At Denmark's GIANTS OF ROCK Festival

Reunited German metal legends ACCEPT will be replacing MOTÖRHEAD on the billing of the Giants of Rock festival, set to take place Sunday, July 10 at the Gentofte Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are RAMMSTEIN, SLAYER, MÖTÖRHEAD and HAMMERFALL. Tickets are currently available from www.billetnet.dk for 350 DKK (about 50 euros). As ...

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RAMMSTEIN: More 'Reise, Reise (Vol.2)' Details Revealed

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are currently working on the follow-up to last year's "Reise Reise", tentatively titled "Reise, Reise (Vol.2)". The band recorded several songs during the sessions for "Reise, Reise" which were omitted from the CD's final track listing. During a recent session at a Berlin studio, RAMMSTEIN recorded several more tracks and are ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Release New Album In September

According to a posting on RAMMSTEIN's official web site, the band recorded several songs during the sessions for their latest album, "Reise, Reise", which were omitted from the CD's final track listing. During a recent session at a Berlin studio, RAMMSTEIN recorded several more tracks and are currently mixing the combined collection of new material ...

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SAMAEL: More European Festival Appearances Announced

Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed to appear on the main stage of the famous Paléo Festival, set to take place July 22 in Nyon, Switzerland. The band will play 40-minute set right before RAMMSTEIN. In other news, SAMAEL will take part in the Estivale Open Air on July 29 in Estavayer le Lac, Switzerland. The ...

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SARGATANAS REIGN: New Album Due In June

Blooddawn Productions/Regain Records has set a June 20 release date for the sophomore album from Swedish death metallers SARGATANAS REIGN, entitled "Bloodwork". The follow-up to 2002's "Euthanasia...Last Resort" (I Hate Records) was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson (MARDUK, OVERFLASH). Mastering duties were handled by Peter In de Betou (DIMMU ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Stage Fright' DVD Details Revealed

MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD, entitled "Stage Fright", on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 7, 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. The Düsseldorf show was shot with 23 high-definition cameras under the direction of ...

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RAMMSTEIN, APOCALYPTICA, HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

RAMMSTEIN, APOCALYPTICA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, NINE, HAMMERFALL and BESEECH are the confirmed acts for this year's Metaltown festival, set to take palce July 30 at Frihamnen in Gothenburg, Sweden. Last year's Metaltown festival included appearances by ALICE COOPER, DIMMU BORGIR, TURBONEGRO, IN FLAMES, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION and MUSTASCH. For more information, visit www.metaltown.se. ...

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DEATHSTARS Completing Work On New Album

DEATHSTARS guitarist Emil Nödtveidt (a.k.a. Nightmare Industries) has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "We've been busy as hell over here, I moved to Stockholm back in November and it's been chaotic but creative ever since. "Me and Skinny [bass] has opened up a studio called Black Syndicate Studios where we ...

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METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS Awards: Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 2005 Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the U.K.'s most prestigious rock and metal awards ceremony, were announced on Wednesday (April 20). On Monday, June 13, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods will relocate to the heartland of London's rock mecca, the London Astoria, for its third annual honors ceremony. Organized by Metal Hammer ...

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Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Issues Update

Former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch has issued an update on his SAVAGE CIRCUS project featuring PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar) and the still-unnamed collaboration with SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid. Stauch's message reads as follows: "First I would like to thank you for your positive response to the ...

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Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Explains His Departure

Former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch has issued another statement explaining in greater detail the circumstances that led to his departure from the group. Stauch's statement reads as follows: "Hi friends, "I hope this news doesn’t shock you too much, but from this point on I am no longer BLIND GUARDIAN's drummer. "Over the last ...

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RAMMSTEIN Take Home Two ECHO Awards

RAMMSTEIN took home two prizes at the annual Echo awards (German equivalent of the Grammys), which were held Saturday (April 2) at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin. RAMMSTEIN received an Echo for Artist/Group of the Year in the category New Rock/Metal/Alternative and another in the category Best Live Act. The band performed their latest ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Part Ways With Drummer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have parted ways with longtime drummer Thomen Stauch. Frontman Hansi Kürsch's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "No news is good news. This obviously is bad news. After walking along the same musical paths for about 20 years and after several long, open and honest discussions between the ...

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SOILWORK Singer, BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Seek Name For New Project

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch are currently seeking a name for their new project. The collaboration, which originally went under the COLDSEED moniker, is described by Strid as "a mixture between RAMMSTEIN and ALICE IN CHAINS." A full-length album is currently being recorded and is due later in the ...

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SOLEFALD Mainman Explains STURMGEIST Project

STURMGEIST, the Norwegian solo project of SOLEFALD mastermind Cornelius Jakhelln Brastad, recently released their debut album, "Meister Mephisto", via Season of Mist. STURMGEIST's touring lineup consists of drummer Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, LUNARIS, SPIRAL ARCHITECT), and guitarists Henrik Strømme and John E. Jacobsen. Brastad has issued a statement explaining his reasoning behind the project: "A few ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Keine Lust' Video Posted Online

RAMMSTEIN's video for "Keine Lust", the fourth single from their latest CD, "Reise Reise", has been posted online at VideoPimp.com. The "Keine Lust" clip was shot in January with director Jörn Heitman, who had previously helmed the group's videos for "Amerika" and "Ohne Dich", among others. RAMMSTEIN's "Keine Lust" single is scheduled for ...

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