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MUSHROOMHEAD To Release First-Ever DVD In July

MUSHROOMHEAD have set a July 26 release date for their first-ever DVD, entitled "Mushroomhead: Volume 1". The disc will include the following: - Never-Before-Seen, Self-Produced Videos: * Before I Die * Kill Tomorrow * Becoming Cold (216) * The Dream is Over - Plus, the Videos For: * Solitaire/Unraveling * Sun Doesn't Rise * Along ...

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SATARIEL: Release Date Set For 'Hydra'

Cold/Regain Records has set a June 27 European release date for the new third album from Swedish metallers SATARIEL, entitled "Hydra". The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) ...

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SCARVE To Support MESHUGGAH In Europe

France's SCARVE have been confirmed as the support act for MESHUGGAH on their upcoming European tour. Confirmed SCARVE tour dates are as follows: May 14 - Bomal, BEL @ Le Sassin (Durbuy Rock Festival) May 24 - Mulhouse, FRA @ Noumatrouff * May 25 - Paris, FRA @ Trabendo * May 27 - Winterthur, SWI ...

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RAM-ZET Sign With TABU, Prepare To Release New Album

Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET have inked a deal with Tabu Records. The group's third album, "Intra", was mixed in Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE, MESHUGGAH). A May 30 release is expected. In other news, RAM-ZET have parted ways with keyboardist Magnus Østvang. The band are ...

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SATARIEL Finish Mixing New Album

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have finished mixing their third album, "Hydra", for a late June release via Cold/Regain Records. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo ...

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Catch Thirty Three - MESHUGGAH

Without repeating the MESHUGGAH praise you've read a thousand times before, I'll simply point out that the importance of this band is without bound. The problem with what has been written about MESHUGGAH since the release of "Nothing" lies in the opinions of what this band is supposed to be about, and what I believe ...

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METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS Awards: Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 2005 Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the U.K.'s most prestigious rock and metal awards ceremony, were announced on Wednesday (April 20). On Monday, June 13, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods will relocate to the heartland of London's rock mecca, the London Astoria, for its third annual honors ceremony. Organized by Metal Hammer ...

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THE DUSKFALL: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Swedish metallers THE DUSKFALL have posted the following studio update on their official web site: "More news from Dug-Out [studios in Uppsala, Sweden]. Antti [Lindholm, guitar] is almost done with the bass, three more songs and he's done will all 10 songs. Kai [Jaakkola] will start the vocal session tomorrow. We will get more clips ...

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BEHEMOTH Nominated For 'Best Underground Band' At METAL HAMMER AWARDS

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have been nominated in the "Best Underground Band" category by U.K. magazine Metal Hammer. Also competing in this category are MASTODON, MESHUGGAH, MORTIIS and EXTOL. The award ceremony will take place on June 13 at London's Astoria. BEHEMOTH will be kicking off a 33-date run in North America alongside NILE, BLACK ...

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SENGAIA Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

SENGAIA, a new Dutch deathcore band inspired by bands like BURNT BY THE SUN, SHAI HULUD, EXTOL, CHIMAIRA and MESHUGGAH, has inked a deal with Garden of Exile Records. Featuring members of such bands as TEXTURES and 37 STABWOUNDZ, SENGAIA has rapidly grown from an experimental project to a full-grown band, ready to attack and ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK FESTIVAL

CEPHALIC CARNAGE have been confirmed for the 2005 installment of the Waldrock Festival, set to take place on June 4 in Burgum, Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: MEGADETH DIMMU BORGIR DIO METAL CHURCH ACCEPT SOILWORK LIFE OF AGONY MESHUGGAH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY STRAPPING YOUNG LAD ENTOMBED MASTODON EPICA CEPHALIC CARNAGE ...

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MESHUGGAH: More European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have lined up the following European tour dates during May/June: May 20 - Stockholm, SWE @ Mondo May 21 - Bengtsfors, SWE @ 2000 Decibel May 22 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Vega May 24 - Mulhouse, FRA @ Le Noumatrouff May 25 - Paris, FRA @ Le Trabendo May 27 ...

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The Design - INTO THE MOAT

Behind that ugly-even-for-Metal-Blade artwork lies one snarling evil genius of a record! INTO THE MOAT is more of a science experiment gone awry than a band (see: SPIRAL ARCHITECT, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, Canada's MARTYR, and throw in tangential influence everywhere from ATHEIST to GORGUTS to MESHUGGAH to MR. BUNGLE). And while the "laundry list of ...

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MANNTIS Sign Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Southern California quintet MANNTIS have officially signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group’s debut album, "Sleep In Your Grave", is set for a June 28th release. The disc was produced by Cameron Webb (DANZIG, MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION) and features 11 blistering tracks of unrelenting metal intensity. The group have been influenced by ...

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THE QUILL To Perform With Swedish String Orchestra

On May 20, THE QUILL will put on a one-night-only show in Mönsterås, Sweden. The band will perform together with Camerata Nordica, a 11-piece powerful string orchestra. The show will consist of THE QUILL songs flavored with string arrangements. THE QUILL, who feature in their ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-FIREBIRD bassist Roger Nilsson and ex-FIREBIRD drummer ...

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DARK FUNERAL Explain European Tour Cancellation

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following statement regarding their withdrawal from the No Mercy Festivals European tour: "There have obviously been several rumours circulating about why we were forced to drop off the No Mercy Tour; many of them are false of course. "For the very first time in 10 years of ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK FESTIVAL

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for the 2005 installment of the Waldrock Festival, set to take place on June 4 in Burgum, Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ACCEPT BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DIMMU BORGIR DIO ENTOMBED EPICA LIFE OF AGONY MASTODON MEGADETH MESHUGGAH METAL CHURCH SOILWORK STRAPPING YOUNG LAD ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: DVD Recording Cancelled

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Very bad news! When we where in the rehersal studio this weekend Christian's [Ericson, guitar] kneecap came out of its socket! Because of this, Christian has to go through knee surgery the day before the ...

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DARK FUNERAL Drop Off NO MERCY FESTIVALS European Tour

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have dropped off the No Mercy Festivals European tour "due to disagreements with the crew from the booking agency," according to a spokesperson at the group's record label, Regain Records. It is not presently clear if a replacement act will be added to the remaining shows on the tour (which ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Lays Down Tracks For NON-HUMAN LEVEL: Video Available

Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Here's some video footage of myself warming up and laying down various drum tracks [at Greenhouse studios] for NON-HUMAN LEVEL. This metal side project features Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) on guitar, Gustaf Hielm (ex-MESHUGGAH) on bass and Peter Wildoer ...

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MESHUGGAH: U.S. Tour 'Pending'

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Dear friends/fans/accidental metal-browsing drop-ins! Ridiculous long since last, we know! Just wanted to leave some long overdue droppings on the never-shiny plate that is MESHUGGAH news! We have quite a few European dates set (will be posted shortly in tour ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI is Metal Hammer's No. 1 Metal Guitarist

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has topped the poll of "Riff Lords" — best metal guitarists — in Metal Hammer magazine's March 2005 issue. The magazine praises Tony's "highly distinctive style of fretsmanship that's economical yet crushingly effective." And it anticipates the comments from readers of "it was so obvious that you guys were going ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Enter Studio Next Month

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) on April 4 with producer Jocke Skog (CLAWFINGER) to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year. As previously reported, CONSTRUCDEAD will be recording a live DVD during ...

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MESHUGGAH: 'Catch 33' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Catch 33", due on May 16 in Europe and May 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nothing" is being described as one continuous 47-minute song divided into 13 parts and is said to be "musically ...

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