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LIV KRISTINE Talks About Upcoming Solo Album

Renowned female vocalist Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) recently spoke to Metal Temple magazine's Michael Dalakos while promoting the new LEAVES' EYES release, "Vinland Saga". Liv spoke about a number of topics, including her upcoming second solo album that is going to be released via Roadrunner Records. A couple of excerpts ...

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DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Israel's METALIST FESTIVAL

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for Israel's annual Metalist Festival, set to take place on June 22 at the Hangar 11 club in Tel Aviv. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are headliners MEGADETH alongside homegrown metallers ETERNAL GRAY, CROSSFIRE, DISTORTED, LEHAVOTH and STELLA MARIS. As previously reported, DESTRUCTION have tapped several world-renowned ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Live Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos of German thrashers DESTRUCTION performing at La Loco in Paris, France on May 22 have been posted online at MetalChroniques.com. As previously reported, DESTRUCTION have tapped several world-renowned metal singers — including Paul Di'Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN) and Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) — to make a guest appearance in their ...

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FORCE OF EVIL And POWERGOD Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

FORCE OF EVIL, POWERGOD and HAEMOTOM have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. Meanwhile, FEINSTEIN (the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein, ROYAL HUNT singer John West, and ex-FOGHAT/THE OUTLAWS bassist Jeff Howell) ...

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MERCENARY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. MERCENARY will perform on Friday, July 22. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MANOWAR (feat. Christopher Lee, incl. orchestra & choir performance) NIGHTWISH TESTAMENT RHAPSODY (feat. ...

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WOLF: 'Evil Star' Released On Vinyl

Immortal Vinyl Records has released the third full-length album from Sweden's WOLF, "Evil Star", as a three-sided double LP with a gatefold cover and white/black marbled vinyl. The LP, which includes the bonus track "Déjà Vu", is limited to 500 copies and is available for price 14 euros plus shipping costs. Also available are the ...

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MNEMIC To Support DANZIG In Denmark

Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have been confirmed as the main support act for DANZIG this Friday (May 20) at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. MNEMIC are continuing to tour in support of their sophomore album, "The Audio Injected Soul", which was released last September via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" was ...

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DESTRUCTION: New CD To Feature Guest Appearances By PAUL DI'ANNO, MESSIAH MARCOLIN

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have tapped several world-renowned metal singers — including Paul Di'Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN) and Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) — to make a guest appearance in their track "The Alliance of Hellhoundz", to be included on their forthcoming CD, "Inventor of Evil", due on August 15 via AFM Records. Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For EARTHSHAKER FEST Opening Night Concert

Finland's FINNTROLL have been confirmed for the special opening night of this year's Earthshaker Fest on Thursday, July 21 in Geiselwind, Germany. Other groups scheduled to perform on the opening night are TURISAS, JUSTICE, HOLY HELL and one other "surprise" act. Fans who have purchased a two-day combination ticket will have free entry to the ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Song Clip Posted Online

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have posted a "making of" studio clip, featuring an unmastered rough-mix recording of one of their new songs, "Soulcollector", at their official web site. Check it out at this location. DESTRUCTION are currently recording their new album, "Inventor of Evil", with producer Peter Tätgtren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), V.O. Pulver (GURD) and ...

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ROTTING CHRIST, R.O.T.S., NECRONOMICON Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

ROTTING CHRIST, R.O.T.S. (RIDERS OF THE STORM) and NECRONOMICON are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST BELPHEGOR DARK AGE DEFLESHED DISINFECT EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY ...

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BELPHEGOR And DISINFECT Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

BELPHEGOR and DISINFECT are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST BELPHEGOR DARK AGE DEFLESHED DISINFECT EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KOLDBRANN MISERY INDEX MNEMIC MY DARKEST ...

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PRIMAL FEAR, DRAGONLORD, LOUDNESS Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

PRIMAL FEAR, DRAGONLORD, LOUDNESS and MACHINE MEN have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISBELIEF DRAGONLORD EVIDENCE ONE EXILIA FEINSTEIN GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HOLYHELL HYPOCRISY J.B.O. ...

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IN BATTLE Part Ways With COLD RECORDS, Seek New Label Home

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have officially parted way with Cold Records. The band are currently seeking a new label home prior to the release of their fourth album, "Terrorkings". IN BATTLE recently completed a pre-production recording at Epidemic studio in Sundsvall and are planning on recording the upcoming album with producer Peter Tägtgren ...

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TURISAS Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISBELIEF EVIDENCE ONE EXILIA FEINSTEIN GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HYPOCRISY J.B.O. ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Tour South America In June

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will embark on a Mexican/South American tour beginning on June 9. Cities/countries that will be covered on the trek include: Mexico City, Mexico Guatemala City, Guatemala Bogota, Colombia Santiago, Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina Sao Paulo, Brazil No further information is currently available. DARK TRANQUILLITY will embark on a North American tour with ...

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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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PAIN: 'Bye/Die' Video Posted Online

PAIN, the Swedish band featuring HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have posted their video for the track "Bye/Die" at this location (Real Media). "Bye/Die" is the second single off PAIN's new album, "Dancing With the Dead", which debuted at position No. 3 on the Swedish album chart in late January. The follow-up to 2002's ...

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Nightmares Made Flesh - BLOODBATH

My experience with death metal "supergroups" this past year has been 50/50: MURDER SQUAD's "Ravenous Murderous" rules, GOD AMONG INSECTS' "World Wide Death" blows. The winning percentage shoots up with BLOODBATH's "Nightmares Made Flesh". But then, did you really expect anything less from Dan Swanö's death metal juggernaut, a band that released the "Breeding Death" ...

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HYPOCRISY And STORMWARRIOR Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Sweden's HYPOCRISY and Germany's STORMWARRIOR have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. STORMWARRIOR will be joined during their performance by former HELLOWEEN and current GAMMA RAY guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen for a special "Walls of Jericho" (HELLOWEEN) set. The billing for the festival is ...

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HOWLING SYN Announce New Guitarist, Bassist

Canadian gothic metallers HOWLING SYN have issued the following update: "We now have a new member who will replace Gilbert [Riendeau, guitar]! Patryk has hung up his bass and will now concentrate on guitars. So the band now has a new bass player called Carlo Moscardini, who previously worked with LIEGE LORD, OVERKILL, TYPE O ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Danish Soundtrack

Danish modern thrash metallers MNEMIC have been confirmed as the only metal band on the Danish original motion picture soundtrack "NordKraft". Other featured acts are THE RAVEONETTES, GASOLIN and VIVA VERTIGO. For more information, visit www.nordkraftfilmen.dk. MNEMIC's sophomore album, "The Audio Injected Soul", was released last September via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Film 'The New Build' Video

Swedish thrashers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "We've just finished the last gig of the KREATOR / EKTOMORF / HATESPHERE tour and would like to send a warm 'thank you!' to everyone involved; our new friends in the bands, the crew and of course everyone that attended the ...

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DESTRUCTION: In Studio With Producer PETER TÄGTGREN

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have reportedly entered the studio with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due on August 15 via AFM Records. DESTRUCTION's most recent album, "Metal Discharge", was released in September 2003 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" was the first DESTRUCTION album to ...

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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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HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC, MISERY INDEX Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC and MISERY INDEX are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST DARK AGE DEFLESHED EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KOLDBRANN MISERY INDEX MNEMIC MY DARKEST ...

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