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GORGOROTH To Resume Recording New Album

According to a posting on the group's official web site, Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH will soon be entering the studio to record the bass and guitars for their new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", due in late spring/early summer via Sweden's Regain Records. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED: New Audio Sample Posted Online

THE CLAN DESTINED frontman Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Warmest greetings to you all! I hope that everything goes well, and that the New Year finds each of you in fine spirits? Sorry for the lack of updates, but things have been quite hectic for THE ...

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GORGOROTH Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have signed a deal with Sweden's Regain Records. The group recently completed the drum tracks for their new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", at Lydriket Studios in Norway for a tentative late spring/early summer release. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the band's last three efforts: ...

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GORGOROTH Complete Drum Tracks For New Album

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have completed the drum tracks for their new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", at Lydriket Studios in Norway. "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" will contain eight tracks and is tentatively expected late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the band's last ...

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SEASON OF MIST Unable To Reach Agreement With GORGOROTH

The French record label Season of Mist has issued the following statement: "Despite negotiating for several months and despite all the rumors, Season of Mist and [Norwegian black metallers] GORGOROTH could not find a final agreement on their cooperation, both on a contractual and personal level. We nonetheless sincerely wish the band the best. "Season ...

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ACHERON Working On New Album, DVD

Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON have posted the following message on their web site: "Let it been know that ACHERON is not a Church of Satan-linked band anymore. Vincent Crowley, who formerly was a Magister/Priest for their organization, resigned back in 2000. ACHERON in no way indorses any type of organized religious groups. ...

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GORGOROTH: New Album Recordings Delayed

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have been forced to delay their recording plans due to a scheduling conflict at Grieghallen Studios. As a result, the band will now lay down drum tracks for their new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", at Lydriket Studios beginning on January 14. As previously reported, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" will contain ...

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AFTER ALL Pull Out Of KEEP IT TRUE Warm-Up Gig; LANFEAR Step In

Belgium's AFTER ALL have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at the Keep It True IV Festival warm-up show on April 1 at Pfarrkeller in Lauda, Germany. "They were invited to support AGENT STEEL on other dates and so cannot play on our warm-up," reads a press release from the festival organizers. Replacing ...

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GORGOROTH To Headline Finland's SIRKKELIROCK METAL WEEKEND

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH will headline the Sirkkelirock Metal Weekend on Friday, January 7 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are SOULGRIND, CARPATHIAN FOREST, BEHEXEN and HORNA. GORGOROTH entered Grieghallen studio on Wednesday (Jan. 5) to begin recording their new album, entitled "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam". The ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

EVIL MASQUERADE, the Danish symphonic/power metal band led by former ROYAL HUNT singer Henrik Brockmann and guitar wizard Henrik Flyman, are putting the finishing touches on their new album, entitled "Theatrical Madness". Guest keyboardists on the CD include André Andersen (ROYAL HUNT), Richard Andersson (TIME REQUIEM, SPACE ODYSSEY) and Mikkel Jensen. An April 11 release ...

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ACHERON: Polish Live Photos Posted Online

Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON made their Polish live debut as part of the Conquer Records Winter 2004 Festivals in late November. Check out photos from Progresja.com. As previously reported, ACHERON have been working on music for their next album, tentatively titled "Sanctum Regnum". The band are taking it slowly and ...

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Former THE CROWN Guitarist Launches ANGEL BLAKE

Former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen has announced the formation of his solo project, dubbed ANGEL BLAKE. An introductory posting from Marko on the project's official web site reads as follows: "ANGEL BLAKE is the name of my present musical direction. "When THE CROWN split up, I took a heavy trip in the ...

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GORGOROTH To Enter Studio This Week

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH will enter Grieghallen studio on January 5 to begin recording their new album, entitled "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam". The CD will contain eight tracks and is tentatively expected late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the band's last three efforts: ...

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GORGOROTH Explain Abbreviated Mexico City Performance

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have issued the following report on their recent South American/Mexican tour: "The recent Central American tour was very well visited and the fans was truly dedicated. Especially in San Salvador and Guatemala city, although the security in the first mentioned city should have been better. Mexico was also great, at least ...

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AMOK Completing Work On Debut CD

Norwegian death metal trio AMOK, featuring Lava (AETERNUS, TAAKE) on guitar and drum programming, Necrocum (MYSTICUM) on vocals, and Iscariah (NECROPHAGIA, WURDULAK) on bass, are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, "Urinal Graveyard", due in early 2005 via the newly formed label Planet Satan Revolution. AMOK had previously recorded three demos (2001's "Sadistic ...

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AGENT STEEL Prepare To Enter Studio

Reunited California speed metallers AGENT STEEL have finished writing nine new songs for the follow-up to last year's "Order of the Illuminati", tentatively due in 2005. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD are "Curse Reborn", "Hail to the Chief" and "Wash This Planet Clean" (sample mp3). The group plan on writing ...

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GORGOROTH: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have inked a deal with the French label Season of Mist for the reissues of their first three albums: "Pentagram" (1994), "Antichrist" (1996) and "Under the Sign of Hell" (1997). All three will be re-released in January/February in a remastered, digipack version. It is not presently clear if Season of Mist ...

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RESUSCITATOR: New Album Delayed

California-based "dark occult blackened death metal" act RESUSCITATOR will be performing a low-key show in mid-November, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Only to those on the mailing list will know where, when and with whom." In other news, the release of RESUSCITATOR's new album, "A Warrior's Death", has once again been ...

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GORGOROTH: 'European Tour Was A Great Success'

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have issued the following update regarding their recently completed European tour: "The European 'Twilight of the Idol' tour [was] a great success. Lots of people showed up at the gigs and GORGOROTH broke the venue record at two venues. Besides the technical problems at the show in Osnabrück, GORGOROTH delivered great ...

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MARDUK: 2005 European Tour Dates Announced

MARDUK will embark on a massive world tour beginning in December. The European portion of the trek, dubbed "Deathmarch 2004/2005", will be divided into two parts, with the first taking place in December and the second during spring 2005. Several dates for the second leg of the tour have been released by the group's booking ...

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DENIAL OF GOD Singer Discusses Band's Future

Ustumallagam, vocalist of the Danish "black horror metal" act DENIAL OF GOD, recently spoke to the Damned In Black webzine about the group's upcoming plans. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Damned In Black: Could you please start off by telling us what's been up with your band recently? Ustumallagam: "Everything ...

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BATHORY Tribute Album Changes Name

Germany's Black Goat Productions have changed the projected title of the upcoming BATHORY tribute album to "A Tribute from the Hordes to Bathory" from the previously announced "Twilight of the Goats". "After talking to [BATHORY's record label] Black Mark I had to change the name of the 'Twilight of the Goats - A Tribute to ...

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OBITUARY, NUCLEAR ASSAULT Members To Guest In NECRO Video

OBITUARY members John Tardy and Trevor Peres, along with Danny Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH) and Danny Diablo (a.k.a. Lord Ezec of SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ) will be making guest appearances in the video for hardcore Brooklyn rapper NECRO's track "Empowered". The video shoot will take place on Saturday (Oct. 2) in New York City. "Empowered" ...

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rEVOLVEr - THE HAUNTED

One listen to "rEVOLVEr", the fourth album in six years from Sweden's prolific THE HAUNTED, and it's clear why they did the not-so-subtle capitalization in the middle of the title. The band is trying to stretch out their sound somewhat, by varying tempos and moods more than ever before, while also bringing back original singer ...

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