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CATARACT Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ALEV BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CATARACT CREMATORY CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY ...

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CANS: Band Lineup For 2000 DECIBEL Festival Appearance Revealed

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans will be joined by Danny Gill (guitar), Stefan Pascolino (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums, FATES WARNING) during his solo appearance (under the CANS moniker) at the 2000 Decibel festival May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "Unfortunately neither Metal Mike [ex-HALFORD] nor Mat Sinner [PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER] will ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SIRENIA, the Norwegian band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL ...

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FINNTROLL, RAWHEAD REXX Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

FINNTROLL, RAWHEAD REXX and EQULIBRIUM are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ...

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ASGEIR MICKELSON: 'I'm NOT Going To Play For DIMMU BORGIR'

Drummer Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT) has issued a statement denying that he has been hired to be the session drummer for DIMMU BORGIR during their upcoming live appearances. Mickelson was rumored to have joined the DIMMU ranks as a temporary replacement for Nick Barker, who was unceremoniously "removed" from the group's lineup in January. ...

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FINAL BREATH, JACK SLATER, JESTER'S FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

FINAL BREATH, JACK SLATER, JESTER'S FUNERAL, LANFEAR and TOMORROW'S EVE are the latest bands confirmed the 2004 edition of Dong Open Air, set to take place July 16-17 in Neukirchen-Vluyn, near Krefeld, Germany. The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: VINTERSORG SUIDAKRA MY DARKEST HATE DELIRIOUS FINAL BREATH ASTERIUS CHAINHEART CRIKEY DISILLUSION EQUILIBRIUM ...

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SENTENCED Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Finland's SENTENCED are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY FLESHCRAWL FRAGMENTS ...

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VINTERSORG: 'My Mind Is Boiling With Creativity'

VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) recently paid Metal Reference a visit in order to clarify his intentions with his many musical projects. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Metal Reference: [The new VINTERSORG album] "The Focusing Blur" is seemingly a concept album. In your own words: "...As always ...

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TAD MOROSE, NOCTURNAL RITES To Support EDGUY In Scandinavia

TAD MOROSE will join fellow Swedes NOCTURNAL RITES as special guests on the Scandinavian part of EDGUY's European tour in May. The band, whose latest album, "Modus Vivendi", was released in Europe in November, will also appear at the Decibel 2000 festival in Sweden in late May. "We are really looking forward to playing in ...

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HYPOCRISY, SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

HYPOCRISY and SONATA ARCTICA are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY ...

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VINTERSORG, BESEECH Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

VINTERSORG and BESEECH are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY FLESHCRAWL ...

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THE CROWN Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN are the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). It is the first time the festival will be a two-day event. Thirty-five bands will play on three different stages. ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), are the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on ...

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VINTERSORG To Headline Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the 2004 edition of Dong Open Air, set to take place July 16-17 in Neukirchen-Vluyn, near Krefeld, Germany. VINTERSORG will top the bill on Saturday, July 17 while SUIDAKRA and MY DARKEST HATE will ...

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SPIRAL ARCHITECT: We Have Not Broken Up!

Norwegian progressive metallers SPIRAL ARCHITECT have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have received lots of mail lately asking if we have broken up or are not going to release a new album. The answer to that is that we are very much alive and will definitely record a new album. ...

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VINTERSORG Drop Off Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

VINTERSORG, the band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), have been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Summer Breeze festival, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-23, 2003 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. "I'm so fucking tired of things that don't work out, and that everyone suffers from it, especially we are," Hedlund said ...

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FISSION: Harsh And Razor-Sharp Thrash Metal

BORKNAGAR/VINTERSORG frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) has revealed more information about FISSION, his new collaboration with VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hägge" Hägglund. According to Hedlund, FISSION's musical style can be described as "harsh and razor-sharp thrash metal, with a lot of melody and atmosphere. Some links can be made to bands like AT THE ...

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VINTERSORG Side Project To Record Album For NAPALM RECORDS

FISSION, the new "melodic thrash" band featuring BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hägge" Hägglund, have inked a deal with Napalm Records for the release of their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004. "It's heavy and hard, still harmonious and melodic," says Vintersorg. "I'm very impressed with the ...

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SUMMER BREEZE 2003: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced for this year's Summer Breeze 2003 festival, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-23, 2003 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. It is as follows: IN FLAMES IN EXTREMO J.B.O. CHILDREN OF BODOM SUBWAY TO SALLY KROKUS WITHIN TEMPTATION RAGE PRIMAL FEAR NAPALM DEATH AMORPHIS AMON AMARTH FINNTROLL THE KOVENANT FARMER BOYS PYOGENESIS ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

Norway's BORKNAGAR are hard at work at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) recording the follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism", due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The following is the latest recording update from BORKNAGAR drummer Asgeir Mickelson, as posted earlier today (June 22) to the band's official forum: "I've ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Name New Album

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have set "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" as the title for their forthcoming third album, due later in the year through ENTOMBED's Threeman Records. "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" was recorded at Soundlab Studios (where the band's last CD, "When We Are Done, Your ...

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