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THE QUILL To Begin Recording New Album This Week

Sweden's THE QUILL will enter Area 51 studios in Celle, Germany on Thursday (September 1) with producer Tommy Newton (VICTORY, UFO, HELLOWEEN) to begin recording their new album for a tentative early 2006 release via SPV/Steamhammer Records. 13 new songs will be recorded for the CD, including "Trespass", "Rock and Roll Might Be Dead", "Slave/Master" ...

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THE QUILL Announce New Bassist

Sweden's THE QUILL have announced the addition of bassist Robert Triches to the group's ranks. Triches joins THE QUILL as the replacement for Roger Nilsson (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD), who left the band in May after almost 12 years and four albums. THE QUILL recently completed a three-song demo containing the tracks "Whole", "In the Shadows ...

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THE HAUNTED's U.S. Touring Insanity Continues

Even though Ozzfest comes to close this week, THE HAUNTED's U.S. touring insanity continues immediately with a short East Coast stint supporting SHADOWS FALL, and The Fury of The Fall tour this October, alongside MESHUGGAH, GOD FORBID and MNEMIC, which leads them directly into a massive European trek with labelmates GOD FORBID. The group have ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Attera Totus Sanctus' Artwork Revealed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have unveiled the cover artwork for their new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", at their official web site (artwork conceived by Morbid's Daniel Valeriani). "Attera Totus Sanctus" isc scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records USA. The CD will be released in Europe on ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Live Video Posted Online

A live performance video of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's "Skeksis" is available for viewing in the video section of the Underground Video Television web site. This performance was shot earlier this year at The Penny Arcade in Rochester, NY. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently completed a highly successful run on the inaugural Sounds of The ...

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MESHUGGAH, GOD FORBID, THE HAUNTED: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the Fury of the Fall tour, featuring Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH alongside GOD FORBID, THE HAUNTED and MNEMIC. The schedule is shaping up as follows: Oct. 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Oct. 04 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Oct. 05 - Toronto, ON @ Guvernment ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Attero Totus Sanctus", due in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records USA. The CD will be released in Europe on October 24 via Regain Records. DARK FUNERAL's new album was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Tour Europe With MESHUGGAH

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently completed a highly successful run on the inaugural Sounds of The Underground tour in support of their genre-defying breakthrough new album, "Alien", which critics are already hailing as their best offering yet. The group's overly intense live performances captivated the uninitiated crowds who were immediately drawn to the band's ...

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DEVIANT Release Full-Length Debut

Young Swedish death metallers DEVIANT's full-length debut, "Larvaeon", was released on August 9 via The Spew Records. "Larvaeon" is said to feature "a wonderful mix of aesthatic riffs and full force grinding brutality in 10 amazing tracks" and "incredibly skilled musicianship destined to stab you severely and open you wide" as well as guest appearances ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: New Album Samples Posted Online

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have uploaded audio samples from their third album, "The Grand Machinery", at this location. "The Grand Machinery" (view cover here) is scheduled for release on September 28 via Black Lodge Records. CONSTRUCDEAD — who recently announced the addition of vocalist Jens ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Album Title, Release Date Set

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have set "Attero Totus Sanctus" as the title of their new studio album, due on October 24 via Regain Records. DARK FUNERAL's new album is being produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. The CD will feature a guest appearance ...

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MISERY LOVES CO. Reunite For One-Off Swedish Wedding Performance

Swedish industrial metal combo MISERY LOVES CO. reunited on stage this past Saturday August 6. The spontaneous reunion occurred at musician Patrik Sporrong's (ex-MIDAS TOUCH, LOST SOULS) wedding in Uppsala, Sweden. MISERY LOVES CO. took advantage of the "open stage" at the post-cermemony party and performed the songs "My Mind Still Speaks" and "Kiss Your ...

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DARK FUNERAL Resume Recording New Album

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have posted the following message on their official web site: "On Monday, August the 8th, after a three-week break, we will finally return to Dug-Out Studio [in Uppsala, Sweden] and resume the work on our new, yet untitled full-length album. We expect to have our new Satanic Symphony mixed and ...

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FACE DOWN Finalize Track Listing For 'The Will To Power'

FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring former THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Will to Power", due late October through Sweden's Black Lodge Records. "The Will to Power" was recorded at Fear and Loathing studio (co-owned by MESHUGGAH and CLAWFINGER) in Spånga, Sweden with engineer/producer ...

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FACE DOWN Complete Work On New Album

FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring former THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro, have completed work on their new album, "The Will to Power", at Fear and Loathing studio (co-owned by MESHUGGAH and CLAWFINGER) in Spånga, Sweden with engineer/producer Jocke Skog (CLAWFINGER). "The final mixes came out sounding really heavy, and everything is going to ...

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DARK FUNERAL Watches Now Available

Crave Trendware is currently selling several officially licensed watches from Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL. Other artists whose watches are being sold through Crave include CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DARKTHRONE, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), DIMMU BORGIR, DIO, KATATONIA, KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MY DYING BRIDE, NAPALM DEATH, NILE, OPETH, RUSH, SHADOWS ...

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…And They Shall Take Up Serpents - BYZANTINE

West Virginia's BYZANTINE may have crafted that rare album in "…And They Shall Take Up Serpents" that will appeal to the tech-heads without alienating the straight-up thrash bashers. It's as though LAMB OF GOD got bored and one day decided to spice up the arrangements with the instrumental madness of a THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN ...

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OZZFEST Has Turned Into A Swedish Invasion

This year's Ozzfest lineup includes an unprecedented four Swedish acts: IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, ARCH ENEMY and SOILWORK. Previously, only three Scandinavian bands had graced the Ozzfest stage in America over the past decade: Norway's DIMMU BORGIR in 2004 and Swedish metallers MESHUGGAH in 2002 and DRAIN STH in 1997. Brian Aberback of

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SOILWORK: First European Tour Dates Revealed

Sweden's SOILWORK will be embarking on a European headlining tour in October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 05 - Tampere, FIN @ Pukkahone Oct. 06 - Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko Oct. 07 - Oulu, FIN @ TBA Oct. 08 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Oct. 11 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Oct. ...

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SATARIEL: New Song Available For Download

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have uploaded a full-length MP3 of the track "Vengeance Is Hers" at this location. "Vengeance Is Hers" comes off the group's recently released third album, "Hydra", available now on Cold/Regain Records. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Defends 'Stabbing The Drama' Video

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "If you didn't know aleady, the video of the song 'Nerve' will soon reach your TVs. We recorded the video in Hollyood at a filmsite rental during our headline tour in April. And the big question: Is the whole ...

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