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OPETH Cancel Edmonton Date, Reschedule For Two Days Later

Sweden's OPETH were forced to cancel their date in in Edmonton (Canada) on Tuesday, January 20 due to one of their members falling ill. However, they have rescheduled a new date for Thursday, January 22 at Red's. OPETH are in the middle of a North American tour with MOONSPELL and DEVILDRIVER. The group's next show ...

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DARK FUNERAL Name Live Album

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have set "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine" as the title of their upcoming live album, due on March 29 through Regain Records. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro 02. The Arrival Of Satan's Empire 03. ...

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VADER Frontman's Side Project PANZER X: CD Details Revealed

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, have announced the details of their upcoming promotional CD. The disc, entitled "Steel Fist", "will contain more stuff than was previously announced and it's going to be more like a debut MCD of the band than simply a promo tape," according to a post on VADER's ...

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VADER: New Songtitles Revealed

Polish death metallers VADER have commenced work on the material for their sixth full-length album, tentatively titled "Spiritual Disease", for a May/June release through Metal Blade Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Out Of A Deep" and "Lead Us!" The follow-up to 2002's "Revelations" will be recorded in February 2004 ...

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OPETH Offer End-Of-Year Update

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update at their official web site: "OPETH are confirmed to play the annual Sweden Rock festival in Karlshamn/Sölvesborg in July 2004. The festival will be one of very few FESTIVAL appearances during 2004 as the band will be in resting/writing and eventually recording mode. Sweden Rock is headlined by ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS!

British extreme metal outfit CRADLE OF FILTH have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. The band, second-stage headliners of this year's Ozzfest and recently on tour in America supported by TYPE O NEGATIVE and MOONSPELL, are delighted by the recent turn of events. Dani Filth, the group's often outspoken vocalist had this to say about ...

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DEVILDRIVER Singer Takes The High Road In KATAKLYSM Dispute

DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has responded to KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono's accusation that DEVILDRIVER are "trying to make themselves look real [metal] by getting on real metal tours." In a press statement issued earlier today, Iacono voiced his frustration over the fact that DEVILDRIVER were chosen over KATAKLYSM to be one of the ...

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DEVILDRIVER Offered OPETH North American Tour

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by ex-COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have been offered a rotating support slot with Portugal's MOONSPELL on the upcoming OPETH North American tour, a spokesperson for OPETH's management (the U.K.-based Northern Music) has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. If DEVILDRIVER turn down the offer, Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will end up opening the ...

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FLOWING TEARS Cancel Berlin Date

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS were forced to cancel their Dec. 12 show at the Rockanova "Cold Winter Steel" party in the Kalkscheune, Berlin after drummer Stefan Gemballa was injured during a gig with his other band, RED AIM. According to the group, "Stefan was hit in the head and badly injured by a falling ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer Lines Up ZEPPELIN Tribute Gigs

TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly will be performing with his LED ZEPPELIN cover band, EARL'S COURT, next Saturday night (December 20) at Peggy O'Neills in Coney Island, New York. Also set to appear is the BLACK SABBATH tribute band WICKED WORLD. The show will start at approximately 10:00 p.m. EARL'S COURT will also be ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) 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, BATTLELORE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, CAGE, CONTRA, DARK FUNERAL, DESTRUCTION, ENSLAVED, EPICA, EVERGREY, FINTROLL, IRON ...

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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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