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FATAL SMILE To Begin Recording New Album

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will shortly enter the studio to begin recording their new album, "Neo Natural Freaks", tentatively due late summer/early fall through GMR Music. The producer is once again HP Camper (a.k.a. former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Jonas Östman) and the album will be mixed by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, BACKYARD ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Feeling The Pressure

According to a brand-new posting at the group's official web site, "RAMMSTEIN are working with high pressure on their next album. The studio recordings for the next RAMMSTEIN album took place in Spain. Additional recordings were made in a session with strings and choir in Berlin. The mixing session then is held again outside of ...

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DEATHSTARS: Promotional Videos Posted Online

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have made downloadable versions of their two promotional videos (for the tracks "Synthetic Generation" and "Syndrome") available via their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, DEATHSTARS' debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings — was released ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Songtitles Revealed?

The RAMMSTEIN fan site Herzeleid.com has posted what are believed to be songtitles set to appear on the group's upcoming studio album, tentatively due late spring through Republic/Universal Records. According to Herzeleid.com, GEMA, the German Copyright Society, is the organization with which most German bands register their music so they can receive royalties ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist Talks To The NY TIMES About Recording At Home

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe-Bernstein recently spoke to the New York Times about how the widespread use of near-professional equipment is letting musicians record in their bedrooms, though the neighbors may still notice the noise Some musicians said home studios and computer equipment are making recording quieter. Richard said the recording process is less collaborative now, ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Single Due In May?

According to Herzeleid.com, the German magazine Sonic Seducer is reporting that the new RAMMSTEIN single will be called "Rosenrot" (Rose Red). The single is reportedly due at the end of May. RAMMSTEIN entered the studio in early November to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late spring through Republic/Universal Records. Production duties ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Audio Clip Posted Online

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What the fuck is up FF Soldiers?! Merry Fucking X-mas y'all!! Hohoho! "Just got back from Vancouver. Mixing is almost done, just doing some final vocal mixes and [producer] Rhys [Fulber] just finished up 'Ascension' (final outro track). ...

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RAMMSTEIN: DVD Release Dates Announced

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have announced the release dates for their forthcoming DVD, "Lichtspielhaus" (German for "Cinema" or "Movie House"). The details are as follows: Dec. 01, 2003 Germany, Austria, Switzerland Dec. 03, 2003 Sweden Dec. 08, 2003 UK, Holland, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Hungary Dec. 09, 2003 ...

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RAMMSTEIN Get The Symphonic Treatment

"Mein Herz Brennt", performed by the Dresden Symphony Orchestra and based on texts written by RAMMSTEIN, will celebrate its world premiere on Thursday (Nov. 20), according to DW-World.de. The band themselves were not involved with the project, but their lyrics captured the imagination of Sven Helbig. The founder of the Dresden Symphony Orchestra came up ...

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DEATHSTARS Added To PARADISE LOST Tour

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have been added to the following dates on the PARADISE LOST European tour: Nov. 02 - Longhorn – Stuttgart, GER Nov. 03 - Abart – Zurich, SWI Nov. 05 - Vidia – Cesena, ITA Nov. 06 - New Age - Trevisio, ITA Nov. 08 - Espace – Marseille, FRA Nov. 09 - Havana ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Enter Studio In Early November

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will enter the studio around November 6 to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late spring/early summer through Republic/Universal Records. Production duties will once again be handled by Jacob Hellner, who worked with the group on 2001's "Mutter". No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, RAMMSTEIN ...

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RAMMSTEIN: DVD Details Revealed

RAMMSTEIN's forthcoming DVD will be titled "Lichtspielhaus" (German for "Cinema" or "Movie House") and will surface in Europe on November 17. It will be released in PAL and NTSC formats. The following is the unofficial track listing for the DVD: Promo videos: 01. Du Riechst So Gut 02. Seemann 03. Rammstein 04. Engel 05. Du ...

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APOCALYPTICA Cover RAMMSTEIN: Audio Available

APOCALYPTICA's collaboration with German punk rock diva Nina Hagen on a cover of RAMMSTEIN's "Seemann" has been posted online in streaming audio at www.motormusic.tv. Commented RAMMSTEIN keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz: "If an artist like Nina plays one of our songs, it is like getting an award more worth than ten Echos, Grammys or ...

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DEATHSTARS: Video Clips Posted Online

Two video clips from recent Nuclear Blast signings DEATHSTARS have been made available for viewing at the label's web site. Check them out: 01. Synthetic Generation (Real Media) 02. Syndrome (Real Media) DEATHSTARS' debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announce One-Off Gig With THE RASMUS

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have announced a one-off co-headlining show with THE RASMUS on September 13 at the Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany. APOCALYPTICA's collaboration with German punk rock diva Nina Hagen on a cover version of RAMMSTEIN's "Seemann" is due to be released as a single on October 6. ...

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APOCALYPTICA Team Up With NINA HAGEN For RAMMSTEIN Cover

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have teamed up with German punk rock diva Nina Hagen to record a cover version of RAMMSTEIN's "Seemann". The song will be featured on APOCALYPTICA's new single, due on October 6. Upcoming APOCALYPTICA tour dates: Aug. 02 – Budapest, HUN - Sziget Festival Aug. 09 – Mannheim, GER - Alte Feuerwache ...

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RAMMSTEIN Get The Classical Treatment

According to RAMMSTEIN fan site Herzeleid.com, the Dresden Symphony Orchestra (web site) will be performing a contemporary classical piece in November based on original lyrics and music from RAMMSTEIN. The piece, entitled "Mein Herz Brennt", is an interpretation by contemporary composer Torsten Rasch and is free of any involvement from the ...

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DEATHSTARS Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings — will be released through Nuclear Blast on November 10. DEATHSTARS, in existence since January 2000, were previously known as SWORDMASTER and feature in their ...

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RAMMSTEIN Get 'Calm' In Russian

RAMMSTEIN vocalist Till Lindemann and guitarist Richard Kruspe have reportedly collaborated on cover of the track "Shtil" ("Calm") by the Russian band ARIA. The song, which is sung in Russian, was recently broadcast on Russian radio and a 40-second sample was posted online at this location. No further information about the recording is ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Issue DVD In The Summer

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will release a DVD of their videos and concert footage this summer. Included on the disc will be "Links 2-3-4", "Du Hast", "Ich Will", "Feuer Frei" from the "XXX" soundtrack, their cover of DEPECHE MODE's "Stripped" and "Rammstein" from the "Lost Highway" soundtrack. ...

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RAMMSTEIN: We Are Not Breaking Up!

Despite rumors to the contrary, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have no intention of breaking up. RAMMSTEIN keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz recently posted a logbook entry to the "Fan Area" section on the official site addressing the recent rumors and assuring the fans that the band would carry on. Here is what he wrote: ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Remix MARILYN MANSON

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have been asked to remix a track from the new MARILYN MANSON album, "Golden Age Of The Grotesque". A fan asked Manson via the Oracle section on his official web site, www.marilynmanson.com, "With the German influence on the new album are you considering touring with a German band i.e. ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Split Up?

German supergroup RAMMSTEIN are on the verge of splitting up, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. A source close to the band says that "they feel as though they have taken their music/stage show as far as it can go" and are now "looking to pursue other musical projects." Guitarist Richard Kruspe-Bernstein is currently demoing ...

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ARCH ENEMY Play The Name Game

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have whittled down possible album titles for their forthcoming full-length effort to the following two choices: "DehumaniZation" (with a capital Z) and "Anthems of Aggression", BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The group, who have yet to decide on the final album title, are hoping to release the CD worldwide in late July. Among ...

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C.R.A.N.K.: MP3 Samples Posted Online

C.R.A.N.K., the Stockholm-based project featuring CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, singer Alex Swerdh, guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS), and ex-LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), have posted MP3 clips of four cuts from their recently-recorded five-song demo via the group's official web site at this ...

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