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DARK FUNERAL Sign With REGAIN, Live Album Due In March

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have signed with Regain Records following their split with MNW/No Fashion Records earlier in the year. The group's first release for Regain will be their as-yet-untitled live album recorded on their recent South American tour, due on March 29. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. ...

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VADER Frontman To Record Promo CD With Side-Project

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, are tentatively scheduled to enter Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland in December to record a four-song demo, titled "Steel First". The promotional CD, which will engineered by Szymon Czech and produced by Peter himself, will contain three original tracks plus a cover song from a "well-known ...

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FLOWING TEARS Finalize Track Listing For New Album

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Razorbliss", tentatively due in March 2004 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Serpentine" was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, SENTENCED, MOONSPELL) and is the band's first to feature new ...

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MOONSPELL, ENSLAVED Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

MOONSPELL and ENSLAVED have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event so far are AMON AMARTH, AXXIS, CAGE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, DARK FUNERAL, DESTRUCTION, EPICA, FINNTROLL, EVERGREY, IRON SAVIOR, KAMELOT, SEPULTURA, TANKARD ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Comments On Upcoming Tour

Portuguese-based gothic/metal pioneers MOONSPELL will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside fellow genre leaders CRADLE OF FILTH and TYPE O NEGATIVE this fall. The trek, set to begin on November 13 and run through the end of December, will also include a stop at the New Jersey Metal and Hardcore Festival. This tour announcement ...

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FLOWING TEARS Enter Studio To Record New Album

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS entered Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany in late September to record the follow-up to 2002's "Serpentine", tentatively due in the spring though Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled effort is being produced by Waldemar Sorychta (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, SENTENCED, MOONSPELL) and is the band's first to feature new singer Helen ...

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POISONBLACK Launch Singer Search

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala (on guitar) and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — are currently searching for a new singer in the wake of Leppäluoto's announcement that he will leave the band following their upcoming European tour. Interested parties can send a demo to following address: POISONBLACK ...

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LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, PASSENGER, POISONBLACK To Tour Europe

LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, PASSENGER and POISONBLACK will teaming up for a European club tour this winter. An as-yet-unannounced opener will kick off the proceedings, and will be followed by Finland's POISONBLACK, who feature in their ranks SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala on guitar and CHARON frontman J.P. Leppäluo. Sweden's PASSENGER will add a different favour: Anders ...

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MOONSPELL: New Song Posted Online

A brand new MOONSPELL track, titled "In And Above Men", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "In And Above Men" comes off the Portuguese group's forthcoming album, "The Antidote", due on September 29 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios ...

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MOONSPELL Enter Portuguese Singles Chart At No. 9!

MOONSPELL's brand-new single, "Everything Invaded", has entered the Portuguese singles chart at No. 9. "Everything Invaded" comes off the group's new album, "The Antidote", due on September 29 through Century Media Records. A video for "Everything Invaded" was filmed with director Tiago Guedes, who had previously worked with the group on the clip for "Nocturna" ...

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MOONSPELL's 'The Antidote' Inspires Portuguese Novel

Portugal's MOONSPELL will be collaborating with José Luis Peixoto, one of the most promising young fictionists from Europe and the most important writer of the Portuguese new generations, on a book based on the group's forthcoming album, "The Antidote". Having published already two novels — 2000's "Not Even A Gaze" (winner of the most prestigious ...

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NASUM Replace MESHUGGAH At Sweden's ARVIKA FESTIVAL

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have replaced MESHUGGAH at this year's edition of Arvika Festival (Arvikafestivalen), set to take place July 10-12 in Arvika, Sweden. NASUM will hit the stage on Saturday, July 12 at 11:30 p.m. Other artists scheduled to appear at the event include MINISTRY, MOONSPELL, H.I.M., and SOULFLY. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH were ...

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MOONSPELL: Upcoming Single To Include Non-Album Cut

Portugal's MOONSPELL will include the non-album track "The Darkening" on their upcoming single, "Everything Invaded" (slated for release on July 28). "Everything Invaded" comes off the group's new album, "The Antidote", due on September 29 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with ...

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MOONSPELL Announce New Bassist

Portugal's MOONSPELL have recruited Aires Pereira (ex-MALEVOLENCE) as the temporary replacement for recently departed bassist Sérgio Crestana. "[Aires] has gathered the professional and spiritual conditions to walk on stage with us," the band said in a statement posted on their official web site. MOONSPELL will release their new album, "The Antidote", on Sept. 29 through ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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MOONSPELL Set Release Date For 'The Antidote'

Portugal's MOONSPELL have set a Sept. 29 release date through Century Media Records for their new album, "The Antidote". The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS). The band, who recently parted ways with bassist Sérgio Crestana, utilized the services of ...

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MOONSPELL: New Album Is 'Poisonous'

Portugal's MOONSPELL have posted the following update to their official web site: "To cut a long story short, the name of our next album, as well as its complete tracklist, was fully revealed during the past week, due to an information leak from the US office of Century Media, which we could not, by any ...

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MOONSPELL Finalize Track Listing For 'The Antidote'

Portugal's MOONSPELL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Antidote", tentatively due in late summer through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" will contain the following songs: 01. Everything Invaded 02. The Southern Deathstyles 03. Antidote 04. In And Above Man 05. From Lowering Skies 06. Capricorn At ...

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AMORPHIS: Changing The Face Of Modern Metal

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have set a May 20 release date through EMI subsidiary Virgin Records for their sixth studio album, "Far From The Sun". The album's first single, "Day Of Your Beliefs", will surface later this month. "Far From The Sun" marks the beginning of a new era for the band, who have opted to ...

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MOONSPELL: Studio Report Posted Online

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted a lengthy studio report on the group's official web site at this location. MOONSPELL, who recently parted ways with bassist Sérgio Crestana and temporarily replaced him with AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori, are currently recording the follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland ...

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MOONSPELL Split With Bassist, Prepare To Record New CD

Portugal's MOONSPELL have amicably parted ways with bassist Sérgio Crestana and will replace him during the recording sessions for their upcoming album with AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori. MOONSPELL will record the follow-up to "Darkness And Hope" between March 23 and April 12 at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS). ...

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AMORPHIS Ink Deal With EMI RECORDS

AMORPHIS have inked a deal with EMI Records for the release of their new CD, "Far From The Sun", due in Finland in May. The album's first single, "Day Of Your Beliefs", will surface in early April. The complete track listing for "Far From The Sun" is as follows: 01. Day Of Your Beliefs 02. ...

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