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HELLOWEEN Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN have been confirmed for this year's Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place on June 11-12 in Tampere, Finland. Also scheduled to perform are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, THUNDERSTONE, TAROT and DIABLO, among others. HELLOWEEN will perform on Saturday, June 12 at the Pakkahuone concert hall (capacity 1,500). More ...

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ENTOMBED To Tour Australia In April

Sweden's ENTOMBED will embark on a five-date Australian tour in early April. Support at all shows will come from DAYSEND. ENTOMBED Australian tour: Apr. 07 – Brisbane, AUS @ Waterloo Hotel Apr. 09 – Sydney, AUS @ The Gaelic Club Apr. 10 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Corner Hotel Apr. 11 – Adelaide, AUS @ ...

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DISMEMBER Set U.S. Release Date For 'Where Ironcrosses Grow'

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have set an April 20 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their new album, "Where Ironcrosses Grow" (the album is due in Europe on March 8 through Holland's Karmageddon Media). The follow-up to 2000's "Hate Campaign" was recorded at Stockholm's Sami studio and features artwork by acclaimed artist Dan ...

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DISMEMBER: 'Where Ironcrosses Grow' Track Listing Revealed

Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) have released the complete track listing for DISMEMBER's forthcoming CD, "Where Ironcrosses Grow", due on March 8 (with distribution from Plastic Head). The follow-up to 2000's "Hate Campaign" was recorded at Stockholm's Sami studio and features artwork by acclaimed artist Dan Seagrave (ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, MORBID ANGEL). "Where Ironcrosses Grow" ...

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DISMEMBER: New Song Available For Download

A brand new DISMEMBER track, titled "Where Ironcrosses Grow", has been posted online at this location. "Where Ironcrosses Grow" is the title track of DISMEMBER's long-awaited new album, due on March 8 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The follow-up to 2000's "Hate Campaign" was recorded at Stockholm's Sami studio and features ...

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TAROT Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have been confirmed for the post-festival party at this year's Sauna Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 11 in Tampere, Finland. Performing as part of the main event are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, THUNDERSTONE and DIABLO. Also appearing at ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Canadian metal "overlords" THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. "The Vancouver-based band just got back from touring America with HIMSA and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER," Roadrunner A&R rep Mike Gitter told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "They made a mark in 2003 touring the U.K. with THE DARKNESS in support of their indie album 'Battlecry ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Frontman Checks In With Latest Update

THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist/vocalist Nicke Andersson (ex-ENTOMBED drummer) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Dear recipients of the rock, "I hope everyone is doing great and that 2004 has treated you good so far! I thought I'd let you know that there are no easychairs around here at camp Hellacopter even ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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CANDLEMASS Bassist To DJ At Swedish Club

Doom metal legend Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS, KRUX) will make a rare appearance as a metal DJ Saturday, February 14 at the Metallterrassen club in Gothenburg, Sweden. Last month, the club hosted a DJ appearance by IN FLAMES members Jesper Strömblad and Peter Iwers, who premiered new songs from their upcoming album. Leif has promised that ...

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HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, GRAND MAGUS and ASTRAL DOORS have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE ...

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ENTOMBED Confirm Bassist's Departure

Sweden's ENTOMBED have issued an official statement confirming the departure of bassist Jörgen Sandström (as first reported here yesterday). According to the statement, "Jörgen has decided to quit touring and left the band on good terms. [However] this does not mean that Jörgen will leave the music business as he is still a ...

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ENTOMBED Split With Bassist, Secure Replacement

Bassist Jörgen Sandström (ex-GRAVE) has left ENTOMBED and has been replaced by Nico Elgstrand (formerly of TERRA FIRMA). No reason was given for Jörgen's departure. Elgstrand, who spends much of his time producing records for a living, has previously twiddled the knobs on ENTOMBED's "Uprising" (2000) and "Morning Star" (2001) albums. ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer To Guest On SINGLE BULLET THEORY CD

Philadelphia-based extreme metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY will reportedly be utilizing the services of KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson during the recording sessions for the new SBT album. At the present time, it is unclear whether Matt will join SBT as a full-fledged member. "We are actually using two excellent drummers for this disc," SINGLE BULLET ...

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THUNDERSTONE Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland on Friday, June 11. Also set to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM and DIABLO. Sauna Open Air is being organized by Partysan Productions, who have previously arranged gigs for acts like H.I.M., STRATOVARIUS, ENTOMBED, ...

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THE PROJECT HATE To Enter Studio In September

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals and current DARK FUNERAL touring guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), are planning on entering Soundlab Studios in September with producer Mieszko Talarczyk to record the follow-up to last year's "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", tentatively due in early 2005 through ...

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Reunited Hard Rockers EUROPE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited hard rockers EUROPE have been confirmed as one of the headliners this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. EUROPE will top the bill on Saturday, June 12, while JUDAS PRIEST will close the day's festivities on Thursday, June 10. The complete list of bands currently ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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IN FLAMES Guitarist, Bassist To DJ At Swedish Club

IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad and bassist Peter Iwers will make a rare appearance as metal DJs this Saturday (January 10) at the well-known metal club Metallterrassen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The club has previously hosted as DJs members from such bands as HAMMERFALL, STRATOVARIUS, THE HAUNTED, ENTOMBED, EVERGREY, DARK TRANQUILLITY and TIAMAT. IN FLAMES will ...

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PAT TRAVERS BAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PAT TRAVERS BAND are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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LOST HORIZON, CARNAL FORGE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

LOST HORIZON, HEART, DR. FEELGOOD, CARNAL FORGE and SUN CAGED are the latest artists confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ...

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CHAOSBREED Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have inked a deal with Century Media Records. The contract covers the release of the group's recently completed debut album, "Brutal", ...

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CHAOSBREED Announce Helsinki Gig

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will perform selections from their upcoming debut album, "Brutal", at Stella Star Club in Helsinki on Friday, December 19. CHAOSBREED will ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Sweden's POPSTAD Festival

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been confirmed for the P3 Popstad 2004 festival in Jönköping (Sweden). IN FLAMES will play at Teaterladan on Friday, February 13, 2004. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include NASUM, ENTOMBED and BACKYARD BABIES. The Swedish national radio station P3 will broadcast many of the performances live during the ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

JUDAS PRIEST have been officially confirmed to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This is the first word of any live dates from the British heavy metal band since they announced their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford in July after more than ...

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ENTOMBED Guitarist Joins DISFEAR

ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund has joined Swedish crust rock outfit DISFEAR as the group's second touring guitarist. Uffe will pull double duty on the upcoming Close-Up Made Us Do It Tour and will continue playing with DISFEAR in the future when he's not busy with ENTOMBED. DISFEAR feature in their ranks former AT THE GATES/THE ...

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