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SOULFLY, OPETH Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE FESTIVAL

SOULFLY, OPETH, BOYSETSFIRE and DEADLINE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force Festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): A.O.K. AMORPHIS BLEED THE SKY BORN FROM PAIN BOYSETSFIRE CELTIC FROST ...

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GRAVEWORM Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force Festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: KORN CELTIC FROST KREATOR IN EXTREMO CLAWFINGER A.O.K. AMORPHIS BLEED THE SKY BORN ...

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Drummer ADAM SAGAN Quits INTO ETERNITY

Drummer Adam Sagan has officially left Saskatchewan-based progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY. Sagan's statement on the matter reads as follows: "I'm very sad to announce to all of you that I am no longer a member of INTO ETERNITY. This is not what I wanted, but the simple truth is, for personal and professional reasons, I ...

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MOONSPELL, MAYHEM, HYPOCRISY Confirmed For France's METAL THERAPY FESTIVAL

MOONSPELL, MAYHEM, HYPOCRISY and SOILWORK are among the confirmed bands for the third installment of the Metal Therapy Festival, set to tale place April 15 at Galaxie Mega Hall in Amnéville, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BLOCKHEADS DAGOBA GOJIRA HATE ETERNAL HYPOCRISY IMPALED NAZARENE INHATRED MANIMAL MAYHEM ...

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AMORPHIS Confirmed For NECKBREAKER'S BALL European Tour

Finland's AMORPHIS have been confirmed for the Neckbreaker's Ball 2006 European tour, which is scheduled to take place in April. Also appearing on the bill are HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, SCAR SYMMETRY and an as-yet-undisclosed "special guest." Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 11 - Aarhus, DEN @ Voxhall Apr. ...

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MANNHAI: 'Spaceball' Single Tops Finnish Chart

MANNHAI's "Spaceball" single has entered Finland's national single chart at position No. 1. View the chart at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, "Hellroad Caravan" due in Finland on February 15. MANNHAI's current lineup includes singer Pasi Koskinen (ex-AMORPHIS, AJATTARA). The group's new album was recorded at Jive Studios ...

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Former CARCASS Frontman JEFF WALKER: Solo Album Delayed

Fractured Transmitter Records has pushed back the projected release date of the solo album from former CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", to May 9 from the previously announced March 14. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which consists exclusively of country and blues covers, will include tracks from ...

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AMORPHIS: 'House Of Sleep' Video Posted Online

AMORPHIS' video for their new single, "House of Sleep", has been posted online at NuclearBlast.de (Real Media). The single, which recently entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 1, comes off the group's new album, "Eclipse", due on February 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. A pre-release listening session for "Eclipse" will be ...

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MANNHAI: 'Spaceball' Audio Sample Posted Online

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, whose current lineup includes singer Pasi Koskinen (ex-AMORPHIS, AJATTARA), have posted an audio sample of their new single, "Spaceball", at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, "Hellroad Caravan" due in Finland on February 15. The "Spaceball" single will precede the album on Wednesday, January 18. ...

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EVERGREY, ENSIFERUM, WALTARI Confirmed For FINNISH METAL EXPO

EVERGREY, ENSIFERUM, WALTARI, BLOODPIT, PAIN CONFESSOR, SINKING, TERÄSBETONI and 45 DEGREE WOMAN have been added to the lineup of bands performing at the Finnish Metal Expo, set to take place February 17-18 at the Cablefactory (Kaapelitehdas) in Helsinki, Finland. On Friday night (Feb. 17) the first-ever Finnish Metal Awards will take place on the main ...

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AMORPHIS To Tour Finland In March

Following the "Eclipse" release gig at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki on Saturday, February 18, AMORPHIS will embark on a Finnish tour in March. The dates are as follows: Mar. 09 - Oulu, FIN @ 45 Special Mar. 10 - Kuopio, FIN @ Työnkulma Mar. 17 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone Mar. 18 - ...

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AMORPHIS: Another New Song Posted Online

A brand-new AMORPHIS track, entitled "Leaves Scar", has been added to the jukebox on the band's official MySpace site. The song comes off the Finnish metal band's forthcoming album, "Eclipse", due on February 17. The first single, "House of Sleep", was just relased in Finnish record stores. The cover artwork for ...

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MANNHAI: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, whose current lineup includes singer Pasi Koskinen (ex-AMORPHIS, AJATTARA), have set "Hellroad Caravan" as the title of their forthcoming album, due in Finland on February 15. A single, "Spaceball", will precede the album on Wednesday, January 18. "This is the first release from the upcoming full-length album, and will also include ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Announce New Drummer

Philadelphia-based metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY have announced the addition of drummer Darrin Patrick to the group's ranks. "Darrin is best known for his work with progressive band ETERNITY X as well as North Jersey's SMOTHER THERESA," the band write in a statement. "Darrin can be heard on SINGLE BULLET THEORY's forthcoming disc, 'The Killing Floor', ...

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AJATTARA: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new AJATTARA track, entitled "Lautuma", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the Finnish "black/dark metal" project's upcoming fourth full-length album, "Äpäre", due on March 22, 2006 via Spinefarm Records. "Äpäre" track listing: 01. Hurmasta 02. Raato 03. Säälin Koira 04. Lautuma 05. Eksyneet 06. Hirsipuulintu 07. Tahtomattaan ...

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AJATTARA: 'Äpäre' Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

AJATTARA, the Finnish "black/dark metal" project featuring former AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen (a.k.a. Ruoja), have finalized the track listing for their fourth full-length album, "Äpäre", due on March 22, 2006 via Spinefarm Records. It is as follows: 01. Hurmasta 02. Raato 03. Säälin Koira 04. Lautuma 05. Eksyneet 06. Hirsipuulintu 07. Tahtomattaan Syntynyt 08. Itse ...

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AMORPHIS: New Song Available As A Paid Download

A brand-new AMORPHIS track, "Two Moons", is currently featured among the "pre-listening specials" on Nuclear Blast's new online music shop. You can download the song for €0.99 at this location. "Two Moons" is the opening cut on AMORPHIS' forthcoming album, "Eclipse", due on February 17, 2006. The first single, "House of Sleep", will ...

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MANNHAI To Release 'Spaceball' Single In January

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, whose current lineup includes singer Pasi Koskinen (ex-AMORPHIS, AJATTARA), will release their new single, "Spaceball", in Finland on Wednesday, January 18. "This is the first release from the upcoming full-length album, and will also include a fine and an exclusive bonus track, 'The Rocketeer'," the band write on their web site. ...

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ENSIFERUM: Complete 'Dragonheads' Details Revealed

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have completed work on their new EP, "Dragonheads", due on February 15, 2006 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD was recorded and mixed in November at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was mastered by Mika ...

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AJATTARA's Christmas Single Enters Finnish Chart At No. 2

AJATTARA, the Finnish "black/dark metal" project featuring former AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen (a.k.a. Ruoja), have entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 2 with their Christmas single, "Joulusingle 2005". The CD contains an original song entitled "Teuras", backed by a cover of the track "Kansallispäivä", originally written and recorded by the Finnish band SIELUN ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will be teaming up with BEFORE THE DAWN for a European tour beginning in early January. SWALLOW THE SUN's itinerary is shaping up as follows: Dec. 14 - Club Teatria - Oulu, FIN (w/ ANATHEMA, CHARON, ICONCRASH) Dec. 15 - Henry's Pub - Kuopio, FIN Dec. 25 - ...

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