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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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QUEEN Album Gets Official Release In Iran

BBC News is reporting that QUEEN, fronted by gay icon Freddie Mercury, has become the first rock act to receive an official seal of approval in Iran. Western music is strictly censored in the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is considered a crime. But an album of QUEEN's greatest hits was officially released in Iran on ...

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MANTAS: Live Photos Posted Online

MANTAS, the new band featuring former VENOM guitarist Mantas and ex-ATOMKRAFT/VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition" Dolan, have uploaded photos from the group's recent appearances at the London Underworld and Earthshaker festival in Germany. Check them out: Earthshaker, Underworld. Regarding their performance at the Earthshaker Fest 2004, the band write on their web ...

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EDGUY Singer Talks About Upcoming DVD, Studio Album

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet recently answered several questions for the group's official web site regarding the band's recent tour, the upcoming DVD and the group's next studio album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: The fans have been asking so here it goes — will there be an EDGUY DVD sometime soon? Tobias Sammet: ...

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Redimus - HECATE ENTHRONED

You should never judge a book by its cover, of course. Neither then, should you judge a band like HECATE ENTHRONED by the intricacy of their album cover art, which depicts angels and demons sparring mightily in the heavens above a sleepy countryside scene. As a piece of gloomy illustrative work, this is pretty impressive ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Develop Animated Feature Based On 'El Superbeasto' Comic

Rob Zombie has teamed up with DPS Film Roman, an IDT Entertainment Company, to produce an animated feature based on his Spookshow International comic book "El Superbeasto". Anchor Bay Entertainment, also an IDT Entertainment company, will handle domestic video distribution. IDT Entertainment Sales will be responsible for international distribution. Zombie will serve as executive producer ...

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MINISTRY: Fall Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for MINISTRY's fall 2004 headlining tour. They are as follows: Sep. 14 – Meridian - Houston, TX Sep. 17 - Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO Sep. 21 - 4th and B - San Diego, CA Sep. 22 - House of Blues Anaheim - Anaheim, CA Sep. 24 - House ...

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MINISTRY: 'No W' Video Posted Online

MINISTRY's video for the track "No W" has been posted online at this location (courtesy of RollingStone.com). "No W" comes off the band's latest CD, "Houses of the Molé", available now on Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina" was recorded at El Paso's Sonic Ranch studios and marks the group's first release ...

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