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DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: ALESTORM BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN DARK TRANQUILLITY DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF THE DAMNED POWERWOLF SALTATIO MORTIS VADER W.A.S.P. Metalfest 2011 was a huge success, having taken place over ...

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W.A.S.P. Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

W.A.S.P. has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Metalfest festival. Metalfest 2012 festival billing so far: ALESTORM BEHEMOTH BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL ENSIFERUM HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO KREATOR LEGION OF THE DAMNED POWERWOLF SALTATIO MORTIS VADER W.A.S.P. Metalfest 2011 was a huge success, having taken place over two weekends in five countries. Bands such ...

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THE AGONIST Goes 'Black Metal' For Halloween Performance; Video Footage, Photos

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST donned coprse paint for their special Hellaween Fest performance on Saturday, October 29 in Val-des-Monts, Quebec. Video footage of the concert can be seen in two parts below. THE AGONIST recently completed a North American tour with KAMELOT, ALESTORM and BLACKGUARD. Unfortunately, THE AGONIST lead guitarist ...

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THE AGONIST: Video Interview With ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ

On September 2, Philippe Langelier conducted an interview with vocalist Alissa White-Gluz of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST. You can now watch the chat below. THE AGONIST recently completed a North American tour with KAMELOT, ALESTORM and BLACKGUARD. Unfortunately, THE AGONIST lead guitarist Danny Marino was unable to join the band ...

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THE AGONIST: Final Video Update From KAMELOT Tour

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST have posted the third and final of video update from their recently completed North American tour with KAMELOT, ALESTORM and BLACKGUARD. Check it out below. Unfortunately, THE AGONIST lead guitarist Danny Marino was unable to join the band on this trek, and was replaced by ex-THE ...

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THE AGONIST Singer Joins KAMELOT On Stage (Video)

THE AGONIST vocalist Alissa White-Gluz joined KAMELOT on stage on September 23 in Orlando, Florida to perform the song "March Of Mephisto". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The Orlando concert was the final date of KAMELOT's North American tour with THE AGONIST, ALESTORM and BLACKGUARD. Singer Simone Simons of Dutch ...

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THE AGONIST: Second Video Update From KAMELOT Tour

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST have posted the second in a series of video updates from their current North American tour with KAMELOT, ALESTORM and BLACKGUARD. Check it out below. Unfortunately, THE AGONIST lead guitarist Danny Marino was unable to join the band on this trek, and is being replaced by ...

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THE AGONIST: First Video Update From KAMELOT Tour

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST have posted the first in a series of video updates from their current North American tour with KAMELOT, ALESTORM and BLACKGUARD. Check it out below. Unfortunately, THE AGONIST lead guitarist Danny Marino was unable to join the band on this trek, and is being replaced by ...

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THE AGONIST To Release 'The Escape' EP

After spending a few months in the studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST are ready to hit the road in North America as part of a package tour with KAMELOT, ALESTORM, and BLACKGUARD. Unfortunately, THE AGONIST lead guitarist Danny Marino will be unable to join the band on this trek, and ...

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SVLK Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Norwegian "bear metal" band SVLK has inked a deal with Napalm Records. "Bear metal" is described as "the perfect blend of stoner, metal, and Nordic redneck attitude." Commented the band: "We are thrilled and proud to announce that we've signed a worldwide record deal with one of the biggest labels in the world, Napalm Records! ...

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Australia's VOYAGER Signs With SENSORY RECORDS

Western Australia's masters of progressive metal experimentation VOYAGER have signed with the New Jersey-based prog metal pros at Sensory Records for the release of the band's upcoming fourth full-length album, "The Meaning Of I". Conceived in 1999 by German-born musician Danny Estrin, VOYAGER is certainly well known throughout the prog metal circuit worldwide, having carved ...

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TURISAS: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From European Festival Appearances

Finnish "battle metal" warriors TURISAS have uploaded a series of video blogs/reports from their recently appearances at various European summer music festivals. You can check out the clips below. TURISAS will co-headline the Heidenfest package tour from September 30 to October 23. Also scheduled to appear are FINNTROLL, ALESTORM, ARKONA, TROLLFEST, and SKALMOLD. Fellow Finns ...

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THE AGONIST Frontwoman Named PETA2'S 'Sexiest Female Vegetarian'

Already named one of the "Hottest Chicks In Metal" (Revolver magazine), Alissa White-Gluz known as the powerful voice of the Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based metal band THE AGONIST is now also the world's "Sexiest Female Vegetarian" (peta2)! Her star-studded competition for the 2011 title included celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, and Olivia Wilde, but ...

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ALESTORM: 'Back Through Time' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Back Through Time", the third album from the Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM, sold around 1,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD debuted at No. 24 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who ...

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ALESTORM's 'Back Through Time' Lands On German Chart

"Back Through Time", the third album from the Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 42. "Back Through Time" was produced by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios in Lbeck, Germany. The effort was made available as a jewelcase, mediabook, LP, and special-edition boxset "featuring bonus tracks and ...

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ALESTORM: 'Shipwrecked' Video Released

"Shipwrecked", the new video from the Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic, who has previously worked with EPICA, KAMELOT and KATAKLYSM. The song comes off the band's third album, "Back Through Time", which will be released via Napalm Records on the ...

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DRACONIAN: 'A Rose For The Apocalypse' Track Listing Unveiled

Swedish gothic/doom metal band DRACONIAN will release its new album, "A Rose For The Apocalypse", on June 24 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by Seth Siron Anton (PARADISE LOST, KAMELOT, ROTTING CHRIST, MOONSPELL) and can be seen below. A limited digipack version of the CD with one bonus song will also be ...

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DRACONIAN: New Song Featured On Free NAPALM RECORDS Sampler

Swedish gothic/doom metal band DRACONIAN will release its new album, "A Rose For The Apocalypse", on June 24 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by Seth Siron Anton (PARADISE LOST, KAMELOT, ROTTING CHRIST, MOONSPELL) and can be seen below. A limited digipack version of the CD with one bonus song will also be ...

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ALESTORM Films 'Shipwrecked' Video

Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM recently filmed a video for the song "Shipwrecked". The track comes off the band's third album, "Back Through Time", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: June 1 - Spain, Finland, Sweden June 3 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy June 6 - Rest Of Europe ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI: New Video Interview Posted Online

Rock The Nation TV conducted an interview with the Finnish symphonic folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI during the group's Paganfest tour of Europe with KORPIKLAANI, UNLEASHED, MOONSORROW, VARG and ARAFEL. You can now watch the chat below. KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI's second album, "Betrayal, Justice, Revenge", was released on April 26, 2010 via Century Media Records. The ...

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ALESTORM: 'Back Through Time' Album Details Revealed

Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM will release its third album, "Back Through Time", via Napalm Records on the following dates: June 1 - Spain, Finland, Sweden June 3 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy June 6 - Rest Of Europe June 14 - U.S./Canada The CD was produced by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios in ...

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KAMELOT Announces North American Headlining Tour

American melodic metallers KAMELOT will embark on a full headlining North American tour in August/September. Support on the trek will come from ALESTORM, BLACKGUARD and THE AGONIST. Due to continuing medical and personal issues, KAMELOT vocalist Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of the band's latest album, "Poetry ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Holland's DOKK'EM OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Dokk'em Open Air festival, set to take place May 28, 2011 at Spriens Raard in Dokkum, Netherlands. Raard is a mound in the village Dongeradeel in one of the most beautiful areas of the province of Friesland. A pre-festival party, Dokk'em Rockt!, ...

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