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GRIP INC. Guitarist/LACUNA COIL Producer WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Seeking Female Singer

Acclaimed guitarist/producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, GRIP INC., TIAMAT, MOONSPELL) is seeking a female singer for a professional project in the "gothic rock/metal" vein. A record deal is said to be in the works for the as-yet-unnamed band, which will perform and record music composed by Sorychta. For more information, write to [email protected] Serious inquiries ...

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SOUND RIOT RECORDS Launches New Web Site

Portuguese record label Sound Riot Records has launched a new official web site at this location. A posting on the site reads as follows: "Sound Riot Records was founded in March 1994. The small company started as a mailorder service in the Brazil distributing demo-tapes and 7" EPs of bands such as: MOONSPELL, ...

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PARADISE LOST Cancel METALWAY Festival Appearance

PARADISE LOST have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Metalway festival in Gernika, Spain due to an illness in the band. Replacing the group on the bill will be Portugal's MOONSPELL. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival — which will take place this weekend (August 12-14) — include ACCEPT, APOCALYPTICA, BEYOND ...

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FLOWING TEARS: 'Razorbliss' To Receive U.S. Release Next Week

FLOWING TEARS' latest album, "Razorbliss", will receive its long-overdue U.S. release on July 12 via Magick Records (a division of Cleopatra Records). "We're just about to start some promotional work to support the release and can't wait to get your reactions on the album," the German band write on their web site. "Apart from that ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Band Photos Posted Online

Century Media Records has uploaded a number of new LACUNA COIL pictures from the band's latest photo shoot. Check them out at this location. LACUNA COIL — the Italian hard-rock sensation whose breakthrough performance on Ozzfest 2004 led Billboard to name them one of last year’s biggest success stories — are spending the ...

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MOONSPELL Resume Work On New Album, Continue Label Negotiations

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I reckon May was left out in blank yet nothing really exciting happened anyway besides a few gigs and assorted practises so nobody missed much, really. In any case as I just finished MOONSPELL's new calendar, filling all days up ...

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MOONSPELL: New Tour Dates Announced

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have lined up the following dates during the summer: Jun. 11 - Alta Tensão Festival - Elvas, POR * Jun. 13 - Festas de Abrantes - Abrantes, POR** Jun. 25 - Nummirock Festival - Nummiarvi. FIN Jul. 02 - Cellos Rock na Barragem - Barcelos, POR Jul. 23 - Festival da Juventude, ...

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LACUNA COIL: Back Catalog To Be Reissued In July

Century Media Records will be re-releasing LACUNA COIL's back catalog this July (July 25 in Europe; the North American release date has yet to confirmed). Included in the reissues will be the band's first two full-length albums, "In a Reverie" (1999) and "Unleashed Memories" (2001), plus a combined release of the band's two EPs, "Lacuna ...

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HYPOCRISY Cancel Appearance At Finland's NUMMIROCK Festival

Sweden's HYPOCRISY have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at Finland's Nummirock festival "due to family reasons within the band." Replacing them on the festival billing are reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION. As previously announced, Nummirock festival is scheduled to take place June 24-25 in Nummijärvi. The festival billing is shaping up as ...

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MOONSPELL Check In From CRADLE OF FILTH European Tour

Portugal's MOONSPELL have posted the following message on their official web site: "First off, we are cancelling our headliner show at Salon de Provence on the 23th of March due to low presale. We can not compromise the rest of the tour on the account of this and also it could come as a financial ...

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VIRGIN STEELE, MOONSPELL, HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Finland's NUMMIROCK Festival

VIRGIN STEELE, MOONSPELL, HYPOCRISY and SONATA ARCTICA are among the bands confirmed for Finland's Nummirock festival, set to take place June 24-25 in Nummijärvi. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: VIRGIN STEELE MOONSPELL HYPOCRISY KOTITEOLLISUUS SONATA ARCTICA MOKOMA AJATTARA VIIKATE TERÄSBETONI PAIN CONFESSOR NICOLE STAM1NA Headliners VIRGIN STEELE will be performing for the ...

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THE HAUNTED: Danish Gigs Cancelled

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have cancelled their previously announced gigs in Denmark (Feb. 12 in Copenhagen and Feb 13 in Århus). "Our Danish fans still have the option of watching THE HAUNTED live in Malmo, Sweden on [February] 10th at KB," the band write on their web site. As previously reported, THE HAUNTED have been ...

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FLOWING TEARS To Commence Work On New Material

Germany's FLOWING TEARS have posted the following message on their web site: "Right now we're about to start writing new songs and developing our vision of the next album. We will take all the time we might need to explore some exiting new ground without any pressure of a deadline in mind, and we're sure ...

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MOONSPELL: DVD In Progress

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "These days are strangely long and short. One minute of distraction and you are caught in the night’s mantle without a warning and when you awake up in the mourning of a new day (sic) it seems like you just ...

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PANZER X To Resume EP Recording In March

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, will enter Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland on March 1 to complete the recording sessions for their upcoming mini-CD, "Steel First". "There are some things left to finish the work: vocal lines (Grzegorz Kupczyk), guitar solos, mixes and finally — mastering," reads a posting on VADER's ...

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THE 69 EYES Complete Work On New Video With Director BAM MARGERA

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have completed work on a video for their new international single, "Lost Boys", from the album "Devils" in Philadelphia and Hollywood with director and MTV star Bam Margera and his crew. As previously reported, THE 69 EYES' new album, "Devils", entered the Finnish album chart at No. 1. upon its ...

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SENTENCED: New Album Track Listing Revealed

According to Metal-Rules.com, Finnish metallers SENTENCED revealed the track listing for their as-yet-untitled new album during a recent listening session for members of the media. The follow-up to 2002's "The Cold White Light" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, THE 69 EYES) and is scheduled for release in April 2005 via Century Media Records. ...

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THE 69 EYES Rejoined By Drummer Following Surgery

THE 69 EYES drummer Jussi 69 has recovered from surgery for a ruptured appendix and has rejoined the group on the road, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Lacu from HANOI ROCKS was an awesome sick-leave replacement, thank you all for the support and THANK YOU LACU!!!" the group write. In other ...

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MOONSPELL To Support CRADLE OF FILTH In Europe

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been invited by longtime friends CRADLE OF FILTH to support them on their upcoming European tour between the end of February and the beginning of April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 23 - (B) Brussel - Ancienne Belgique Feb. 24 - (NL) Hardenberg - Podium Feb. 25 - (NL) Amsterdam ...

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HANOI ROCKS Drummer To Tour With THE 69 EYES

HANOI ROCKS drummer Lacu will play the following shows with THE 69 EYES: Dec. 03 - Savonlinna, FIN @ Savonlinnasali Dec. 04 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone Dec. 09 - Oulu, FIN @ 45 Special Dec. 10 - Vaasa, FIN @ Hullupullo Dec. 11 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Lacu will be filling in for ...

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