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ANTAEUS Replace DYING FETUS On X-MASS FESTIVALS 2002

ANTAEUS have replaced DYING FETUS on the bill of the upcoming No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002. DYING FETUS withdrew from the festivals earlier in the month due to a scheduling conflict related to the recording sessions for the group's next studio album, titled "Stop At Nothing". No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002 is set to include ...

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DYING FETUS Drop Off X-MASS FESTIVALS 2002

DYING FETUS have withdrawn from the upcoming No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002 "due to problems beyond our control," according to the band's official web site. "We apologize for this but it was something out of our control. We will give you more details as we get them." No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002 is set to ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Complete New CD, Offer Free Download

MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed work on their eighth full-length album, entitled The Will To Kill, at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Engineered by Shawn Ohtani and mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais, the album — the group's first to feature HATE PLOW singer Kyle Simmons — reportedly contains "40 minutes of pure grinding DEATH METAL ...

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KATAKLYSM To Launch Fresh Touring Campaign, Pursue Outside Projects

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have just returned from the Death Across America tour and are preparing to embark on a full-scale coast to coast Canadian tour in September/October, with support coming via Montreal's NECRONOMICON and Toronto's BLOOD OF CHRIST. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. According to an official press release, the Shadows ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Finish Recording "The Will To Kill"

MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed the recordings for their eighth full-length album, entitled The Will To Kill, at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Engineered by Shawn Ohtani, the album will contain "11 tracks of murderous precision", and is currently scheduled for an October/November release through Arctic Music Group in US/Canada and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. ...

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DEATH ACROSS AMERICA 2002: Final Dates Unveiled

The final dates for this year's installment of the Death Across America tour, featuring KATAKLYSM, DIVINE EMPIRE, MISERY INDEX, and BEYOND THE EMBRACE, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena Jul. 29 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Jul. 31 - Alburquerque, NM @ Launch Pad ...

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EXODUS Re-Launch Official Web Site

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have re-launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, EXODUS are scheduled to perform the following dates during the coming months: Jul. 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Metalfest Aug. 03 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Dec. 14 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman To Host MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVI

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be "special guest host" at Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, set for July 26 - July 27 at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Among the artists scheduled to appear at the event are EXODUS, DRAGONLORD, NOVEMBERS DOOM, INCANTATION, NILE, SEVEN WITCHES, ARCH ENEMY, DEW SCENTED, JAG PANZER, DEBRIS INC., and KATAKLYSM. ...

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DEATH ACROSS AMERICA 2002: Dates Unveiled

The dates for this year's installment of the Death Across America tour, featuring KATAKLYSM, DIVINE EMPIRE, MISERY INDEX, and BEYOND THE EMBRACE, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Us Cellular Arena Jul. 29 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Jul. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ X-Scape ...

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EXODUS Announce European Dates

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to perform the following European dates in December: Dec. 14 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Hydrogios Dec. 15 - Athens, GRE @ Gagarin Dec. 17 - Bradford, UK @ Rio Dec. 18 - London, UK @ Underworld Dec. 19 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Dec. 20 ...

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KATAKLYSM's MAURIZIO IACONO: "New Album Is My Favorite"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have finished recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to singer Maurizio Iacono, "Shadows & Dust is without a doubt the most impressive KATAKLYSM release we've done. [Producer/guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais] has done and incredible job on the production side... ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Record "The Will To Kill" In July

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION are set to enter Greenhouse FX Studios in Tampa, Florida on July 10th with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (i.e. guitarist/producer for Canada's KATAKLYSM) to record their eighth full-length album, entitled The Will To Kill. The group's first release to feature new vocalist Kyle Symons (HATE PLOW) and drummer Justin DiPinto ...

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KATAKLYSM Finalize Track Listing For "Shadows & Dust"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM entered Montreal's Victor Studios this past Saturday (June 1st) with producer J-F Dagenais to begin recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. Due to be mixed at ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Remillard's studio Wildsound, the album will contain the following track ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD MACHINE HEAD BIOHAZARD ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: Seasons Away From The Abyss

Contrary to previous reports, MALEVOLENT CREATION will no longer be recording their next studio effort, entitled The Will to Kill, at Abyss Studios with producer Peter Tagtgren and will instead be utilizing Montreal's Victor facility with Jean-Francois Dagenais of KATAKLYSM at the production helm. A late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe is ...

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KATAKLYSM Prepare To Enter Studio To Record "Shadows & Dust"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will enter Montreal's Victor Studios in May with producer J-F Dagenais to begin recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to singer Maurizio Iacono, “since our US touring got cancelled last year with MARDUK, we had some time on ...

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BOLT THROWER Confirmed For WITH FULL FORCE Festival

British death metal veterans BOLT THROWER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SLAYER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD BIOHAZARD DEAD KENNEDYS AGNOSTIC FRONT ...

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CATASTROPHIC To Premier New Material, Revisit Old Classic During European Tour

CATASTROPHIC, featuring former OBITUARY axeman Trevor Peres, will be performing several new songs plus an as-yet-undisclosed OBITUARY number during their upcoming appearances at Europe's No Mercy festivals alongside IMMORTAL, HYPOCRISY, VADER, DISBELIEF, DESTROYER 666, OBSCENITY and KATAKLYSM. According to Peres, CATASTROPHIC will be playing songs from last year's The Cleansing along with a few brand ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Shape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Individual day tickets ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Replace Frontman With HATE PLOW's Simmons!

Veteran Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have kicked out vocalist Brett Hoffmann and replaced him with HATE PLOW singer Kyle Simmons. Here is guitarist/founder Phil Fasciana's official statement on the matter: “For the 2nd time in his career, vocalist Brett Hoffmann has been fired from the band. In 1997 when he was asked to rejoin ...

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