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Germany's OFF LIMITS Festival Cancelled!

Germany's Off Limits festival, which was set to be held at the Leipziger Messehalle on August 31st and Dortmunder Westfalenhalle on September 1st, has been officially cancelled. RAMMSTEIN, ANDREW WK and CLAWFINGER were due to take part in the festivities, which were originally supposed to be held outdoors at Festwiese in Leipzig and at Georg-Melches-Stadion ...

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CANDLEMASS, LIONS SHARE Members Join Forces In C.R.A.N.K.

C.R.A.N.K. is the name of a brand new Stockholm "supergroup" consisting of CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), as well as singer Alex Swerdh and guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS). Described as a cross between MARILYN MANSON, RAMMSTEIN and PAIN, the quintet ...

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SLIPKNOT Pull Out Of Germany's OFF LIMITS Festival

SLIPKNOT have cancelled their appearance at Germany's Off Limits festival after city officials in the town of Leipzig expressed concern about the potentially high noise level of the "open air" event, which was previously due to be held on August 31st at Festwiese in Leipzig and on September 1st at Georg-Melches-Stadion in Essen. RAMMSTEIN, ANDREW ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Complete Work On "Affiliated With The Suffering"

Norway's BLOOD RED THRONE, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, have nearly completed work on their second full-length album, entitled Affiliated With The Suffering, at Dub Studios for an October 7th release through Hammerheart/The Plague Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. A Dream of Death 02. ...

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RAMMSTEIN Cancel Shows After Keyboard Player Falls Ill

RAMMSTEIN were forced to cancel last weekend's scheduled live appearances after keyboard player Flake Lorenz was struck by an acute case of food poisoning, for which he had since received treatment in an inpatient hospital ward. Lorenz is expected to recover fully in time to join RAMMSTEIN at their planned appearance at the Hultsfred Festival ...

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SATYRICON Confirmed For Norway's QUART Festival

Norway's SATYRICON have been confirmed for this year's Quart Festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 2nd and 4th in Kristiansand, Norway. SATYRICON will appear together with RAMMSTEIN at Idrettsplassen on July 4th. Also set to appear at the festival are HOOBASTANK, HUNDRED REASONS and MILLENCOLIN, among others. ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Sweden's HULTSFRED Festival

ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's Hultsfred festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 13-15 in Hultsfred, Sweden. The group's performance at Hutsfred will mark their first live appearance in Sweden since the Stigmata tour in 1998. Other artists set to perform at Hultsfred include RAMMSTEIN, SLAYER, TURBONEGRO, H.I.M., MILLENCOLIN, ENTOMBED, ...

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HAMMERFALL Outline Recording Schedule For Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are scheduled to enter Holland's Wisseloord studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in early May to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, we will record the drums in Holland, bass in Germany and ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

SLAYER have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Roskilde, Denmark between June 27th and June 30th. Also set to appear at the event are RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, GARBAGE, H.I.M., RAMMSTEIN, SATYRICON and MILLENCOLIN, among others. ...

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RAMMSTEIN Headlining Festival Appearances Announced

RAMMSTEIN have been confirmed as the headliners of the following European festivals in late spring/early summer: May 20 Landgraaf, NETH @ Pinkpop May 24 Madrid, SPA @ Festimad Jun. 08 Milan, ITA @ Gods of Metal Jun. 13 Hultsfred, SWE @ Hultsfred Festival Jun. 15 Seinjoki, FIN @ Provinsirock Jun. 27 Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde ...

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RAMMSTEIN Drop Off "Pledge Of Allegiance" CD

RAMMSTEIN have been dropped from the Pledge Of Allegiance live album, a documentation of last year's Pledge Of Allegiance tour co-headlined BY SYSTEM OF A DOWN and SLIPKNOT that is due to be released through Columbia Records on March 26th. The German act was to have been featured by way of the songs "Links 2 ...

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Second Installment, Live CD Announced

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will headline this year's Pledge Of Allegiance tour, which is scheduled to kick during the fall. A co-headliner has not yet been chosen, but the fall festival will again feature five acts. In the meantime, live cuts from last year's participants will appear on Columbia Records' Pledge of Allegiance CD, which ...

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Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival Line-Up Announced

Italy's Gods Of Metal festival is scheduled to take place in Milan on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th. So far the following acts have been confirmed to appear at the event: Saturday, June 8th: RAMMSTEIN HALFORD MY DYING BRIDE KREATOR SODOM plus more to be announced Sunday, June 9th: MANOWAR BLIND GUARDIAN RUNNING ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets "Evil", Continues Work On New CD

MARILYN MANSON has revealed the titles of the four instrumental pieces that he has composed for inclusion on the forthcoming Resident Evil soundtrack, which is set to be issued through Roadrunner Records on March 12th. They are as follows: 01. Seizure Of Power 02. Cleansing 03. Reunion 04. Resident Evil Main Title Theme According to ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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Archive News Nov 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Oct 23, 2001

In light of the numerous tour cancellations that have been announced in the recent weeks, MACHINE HEAD have issued a statement assuring their European fans that they will, in fact, be going ahead with their scheduled European headlined tour as planned. The statement—the Robert Flynn-handwritten version of which can be viewed at ...

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Archive News Oct 16, 2001

CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the Swedish doomsters' most celebrated line-up—including Edling and vocalist Messiah Marcolin—have been officially approached by the organizers of the Sweden Rock Festival (Michael Ivarsson) to appear at next year's installment of the event, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 ...

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Archive News Oct 03, 2001

Further to the news item we posted here yesterday about SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez's possible defection from the group's ranks over contractual issues, it now appears that the skinsman is keeping busy by playing in a local Chicago-area band called STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who are reportedly showcasing for a few major labels on Sunday, ...

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Archive News Sep 18, 2001

In what is yet another Roadrunner Records first, SLIPKNOT will be gracing the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which is due to hit the newsstands this Friday, September 21st.


ENTOMBED's brand new studio opus, entitled Morning Star, will be released through Koch Entertainment in the US ...

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Archive News Sep 14, 2001 - update 1

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will officially top next week's Billboard Pop Album chart after having shifted over 222,000 copies of their Toxicity CD during the album's first week of release, according to Soundscan. This news comes one day after it was announced that SOAD would enter the chart at #2, behind ALICIA KEYS—with a ...

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