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DEICIDE Confirmed For South Korea's BUSAN ROCK FESTIVAL

Long-running Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have been confirmed for the fifth annual Busan Rock Festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2005 in Busan, South Korea. DEICIDE will make their Korean live debut on Saturday, August 6. Also scheduled to perform at the festival POWERMAN 5000, DOMAIN, VASSLINE and CRASH. DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim commented: ...

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DEICIDE: More Details Emerge About Chilean Concert Arrests

According to El Sol de Mexico, police in Santiago, Chile arrested 15 people who tried to enter by force the venue where American death metal band DEICIDE were performing their first-ever concert in the country. The arrests were reportedly made on Friday (July 15) after the organizers of the event closed the doors of the ...

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DEICIDE Update: Guitarists OWEN, SANTOLLA Confirmed For Santiago Show

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE will play in Chile this Friday (July 15) with Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (DEATH, ICED EARTH, SEBASTIAN BACH) on guitar supporting Glen Benton and Steve Asheim. The group's show will go ahead as planned despite objections from local church officials. Osvaldo Puccio, General Secretary of the Chilean Government, ...

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RALPH SANTOLLA: 'I'm Not Playing With SEBASTIAN BACH'

Guitarist extraordinaire Ralph Santolla (DEATH, DEICIDE, SEBASTIAN BACH, ICED EARTH) has sent the following statement ot BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Just to set the record straight — I'm not playing with Sebastian Bach [anymore]. When I joined DEICIDE, it was apparent that I had too many things going on at the same time. DEICIDE has kept me pretty ...

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PAMELA MOORE: QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Sister Mary' Begins Recording New Album

Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", entered Sonic Ranch studios near El Paso, Texas on Wednesday (July 6) with renowned producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) to begin recording a new album featuring material co-written with Benjamin Anderson of RORSCHACH TEST. In a ...

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JON OLIVA Nominated For Lifetime Achievement Award

According to a posting at JonOliva.net, SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award at the first annual Hard Music Awards, set to be held on Thursday, August 4 at the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida. The Hard Music Awards are being established to offer hard music artists acknowledgement for their ...

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ROADRUNNER 'All-Stars' Album: Progress Includes New Captain And New Team Members

Roadrunner Records has advanced in the process of putting together the groundbreaking "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark the label's 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central musicians ...

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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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DESPISED ICON To Embark On Inaugural U.S. Tour Supporting DEICIDE

Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON recently completed a massive Canadian tour alongside ION DISSONANCE in support of "The Healing Process", their highly acclaimed new album. The band will make their first appearance in the U.S. at the Maryland Deathfest late May leading them directly into their first national U.S. tour alongside DEICIDE, IMMOLATION, SKINLESS and ...

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Guitarist RALPH SANTOLLA To Tour With DEICIDE

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (DEATH, ICED EARTH, SEBASTIAN BACH) has posed the following message on his web site: "First off, the big news — I'm going on tour with DEICIDE. I'll be with them on their North American tour starting at the end of May. Jack Owen [CANNIBAL CORPSE, ADRIFT] has been a close ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: 'Black Empire' MP3 Posted Online

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have uploaded the title track of their recently released sophomore album, "Black Empire", at this location. The follow-up to 2004's ...

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MISERY INDEX 'Booted' From DEICIDE/IMMOLATION U.S. Tour

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS) and Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Due to persistent issues and problems over the last few months with the booking agent, we were summarily booted from the upcoming DEICIDE/IMMOLATION tour in June. ...

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WITH PASSION Nominated For SACRAMENTO AREA MUSIC Award

Sacramento's melodic, blackened tech-metallers WITH PASSION have been nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Band at the 2005 Sacramento Area Music Awards, better known as the "Sammies". WITH PASSION received the news of their nomination while on tour with THE ACACIA STRAIN, INTO THE MOAT, and THE RED DEATH. WITH PASSION are up against THE LITTLE ...

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Guitarist ERIC HOFFMAN Says He Is Putting Together 'New' DEICIDE

Despite an announcement to the contrary on UNHOLY GHOST's web site, former DEICIDE guitarist Eric Hoffman has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he "never played with [UNHOLY GHOST]" and "did not join" the group. Hoffman is currently involved in a legal dispute with DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton over the rights to the long-running Florida-based band's name. "My ...

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CORONER Reunion In The Works?

The legendary technical metal band CORONER from Zurich, Switzerland have been asked to take part in a metal festival to take place in Chicago in late 2005. Guitarist Tommy Vetterli (a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron, more recently of KREATOR) was contacted and offered a headlining slot at the festival, which is reportedly being organized by producer ...

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Former DEICIDE Guitarist ERIC HOFFMAN Joins UNHOLY GHOST

UNHOLY GHOST have announced the addition of former DEICIDE guitarist Eric Hoffman to the group's ranks. "Eric is an amazing guitarist and we are all very excited to be working with him!!" reads a posting on the group's web site. Hoffman joins the band as the replacement for founding member/lead guitarist Kelly McLauchlin, who left ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Set European Release Date For 'Black Empire'

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set a March 21 European release date (March 29 in the U.S.) through Escapi for their sophomore album, "Black Empire". "Black ...

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ADEMA Drummer Talks About Split With Singer, Upcoming Album

ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls recently gave an exclusive interview to Earache.com about the group's split with singer Marky Chavez and their upcoming CD, "Planets", among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Earache.com: This is the first album with your new line-up…what actually happened with Marky and Mike [Ransom, guitar]? Kris Kohls: "Well, we ...

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HATE ETERNAL Mixing New Album

HATE ETERNAL guitarist Erik Rutan has commented on the recording process for the band's new album, "I, Monarch", due in April 2005 via Earache Records. The group have released one special advance version of the title track for use on an upcoming Earache CD, to be given away free with the January 19 issue of ...

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DEICIDE: European Dates Cancelled

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have cancelled the remainder of their European tour and have flown home from Spain, where they performed this past weekend. An official statement on the matter is expected shortly. ...

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