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DØDHEIMSGARD To Headline Germany's FESTUNG OPEN AIR

Norway's avant-garde/black metal band DØDHEIMSGARD has been confirmed as the headliner of the Festung Open Air 2007 festival, set to take place May 26-27 in Bitterfeld, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ADORIOR (UK) ARCHGOAT (FIN) BLACK WITCHERY (USA) DENIAL OF GOD (DK) DODHEIMSGARD (NOR) HORNED ALMIGHTY (DK) GOSPEL OF THE HORNS ...

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LORD BELIAL, UNPURE Confirmed For Germany's FESTUNG OPEN AIR

LORD BELIAL and UNPURE have been confirmed for the Festung Open Air 2007 festival, set to take place May 26-27 in Bitterfeld, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ADORIOR (UK) ARCHGOAT (FIN) BLACK WITCHERY (USA) DENIAL OF GOD (DK) HORNED ALMIGHTY (DK) GOSPEL OF THE HORNS (AUS) LORD BELIAL (SWE) MUST MISSA ...

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GWYNBLEIDD: New Live Video Posted Online

GWYNBLEIDD, the New York City based dark/aggressive/progressive metal project combining elements of death/black metal, folk, prog and more, has posted a performance video of the new song "Stormcalling", filmed on December 15, 2006 at Northsix in Brooklyn, NY, at YouTube.com. The track will appear on GWYNBLEIDD's full-length debut, "Nostalgia", due out second half ...

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ANATHEMA Confirmed For Holland's ARNHEM METAL MEETING

British metallers ANATHEMA have been confirmed for the Arnhem Metal Meeting, set to take place Saturday, December 9 at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AETERNUS ANATHEMA ANCIENT RITES ANTAEUS ARCH ENEMY GENERAL SURGERY IMMOLATION MELECHESH MOONSORROW NECROPHOBIC PUNGENT STENCH SKYFORGER TANKARD THRONAR For more ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Confirmed For Holland's ARNHEM METAL MEETING

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have been confirmed for the Arnhem Metal Meeting, set to take place Saturday, December 9 at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AETERNUS ANCIENT RITES ANTAEUS ARCH ENEMY GENERAL SURGERY IMMOLATION MELECHESH MOONSORROW NECROPHOBIC PUNGENT STENCH SKYFORGER TANKARD THRONAR ...

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MAEL MORDHA, OBTEST, SLOUGH FEG Confirmed For HEATHEN CRUSADE Festival

Ireland's MAEL MORDHA, Lithuania's OBTEST and California's SLOUGH FEG have been confirmed to appear at the second annual Heathen Crusade festival, set to take place January 19-20, 2007 at the Station 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Also newly confirmed for the event are WITHERING SOUL (Illinois), SHROUD OF BEREAVEMENT (New Hampshire), and EARTHEN (Illinois; featuring ...

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Kauja Pie Saules (reissue) - SKYFORGER

Pagan folk-tinged black metal from, of all places, the Baltic state of Latvia, SKYFORGER has been going strong for over a decade now. "Kauja pie Saules", their debut CD, was originally released on Mascot in 1998, and has been brought back into print by the esoteric 'heads over at Paragon. With the attention being paid ...

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MELECHESH: 'Emissaries' Tentative U.S. Release Date Announced

Osmose/The End Records has tentatively set a January 23, 2007 release date for new album from Mesopotamian metallers MELECHESH, entitled "Emissaries". The CD will arrive in Europe on October 30. "Emissaries", the fourth album from MELECHESH, is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2003's brilliant opus "Sphynx". Easily the band’s top album to date, and debut for ...

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GWYNBLEIDD Confirmed For HEATHEN CRUSADE Festival

GWYNBLEIDD, the New York City based dark/aggressive/progressive metal project combining elements of death/black metal, folk, prog and more, has been confirmed for the second annual Heathen Crusade 2 festival. The event, taking place on January 20, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN, showcases international acts highlighting a diverse pagan/folk sound in metal music. Other bands set to ...

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ARCH ENEMY, MOONSORROW, TANKARD Confirmed For Holland's ARNHEM METAL MEETING

ARCH ENEMY, MOONSORROW and TANKARD are among the newly confirmed bands for the Arnhem Metal Meeting, set to take place Saturday, December 9 at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AETERNUS ANCIENT RITES ANTAEUS ARCH ENEMY IMMOLATION MELECHESH MOONSORROW NECROPHOBIC SKYFORGER TANKARD THRONAR For more ...

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RUDRA, HORDES OF YORE, DARK FOREST Confirmed For HEATHEN CRUSADE II Festival

RUDRA (Singapore), HORDES OF YORE (Portugal), DARK FOREST (Canada), WILL OF THE ANCIENTS (Canada), GWYNBLEIDD (New York) and MANETHEREN (Minnesota) have been confirmed to appear at the second annual Heathen Crusade festival, set to take place on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are MÅNEGARM, SKYFORGER, and VREID. Bands ...

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SODOM, CARPATHIAN FOREST Confirmed For Austria's KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Festival

SODOM and CARPATHIAN FOREST have been confirmed as the headliners of the Kaltenbach Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 in Spital am Semmering, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ASMODEUS CARPATHIAN FOREST CONVERGENCE DARK DECEPTION DARKSIDE DAVIDIAN DEVANIC DISASTROUS MURMUR DISMAL DISMEMBER DUSK RITUAL EMPYRE ENSIFERUM ...

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MOONSORROW, LORD BELIAL Confirmed For Austria's KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Festival

MOONSORROW and LORD BELIAL are the latest confirmed bands for the Kaltenbach Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 in Spital am Semmering, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: UNLEASHED (SWE) DISMEMBER (SWE) LORD BELIAL (SWE) HATESPHERE (DK) GOD DETHRONED (NDL) ENSIFERUM (FIN) MOONSORROW (FIN) KOLDBRANN (NOR) SKYFORGER (LAT) WASTEFORM ...

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NOMANS LAND, TURISAS Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK Festival

Russia's NOMANS LAND and Finland's TURISAS have been confirmed for the next installment of the Ragnarök festival, set to take place April 7-8, 2006 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BLACK MESSIAH CREATURE EQUILIBRIUM FALLEN YGGDRASIL GERNOTSHAGEN HELHEIM KORPIKLAANI MENHIR MOONSORROW NOMANS LAND ODROERIR ORLOG PRIMORDIAL RIGER ...

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PRIMORDIAL Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK Festival

Irish metal titans PRIMORDIAL have been confirmed for the next installment of the Ragnarök festival, set to take place April 7-8, 2006 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BLACK MESSIAH CREATURE EQUILIBRIUM FALLEN YGGDRASIL GERNOTSHAGEN HELHEIM KORPIKLAANI MENHIR MOONSORROW ODROERIR ORLOG PRIMORDIAL SKYFORGER SYCRONOMICA THRUDVANGAR XIV DARK ...

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SKYFORGER, HELHEIM Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK Festival

SKYFORGER from Latvia and HELHEIM from Norway have been confirmed for the next installment of the Ragnarök festival, set to take place April 7-8, 2006 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLACK MESSIAH CREATURE EQUILIBRIUM FALLEN YGGDRASIL GERNOTSHAGEN HELHEIM (Norway) KORPIKLAANI (Finland) MENHIR MOONSORROW (Finland) ODROERIR ORLOG RIGER SKYFORGER (Latvia) ...

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MOONSORROW Announce Montreal Date

Finnish epic/pagan metallers MOONSORROW have confirmed a January 24, 2006 date at Foufounes Electrique in Montreal, Quebec. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Nov. 18 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi (Spine Feast) Nov. 26 - Budapest, HUN @ Gothica 5 Jan. 21 - Columbia Heights, MN @ Star Central Jan. 23 - ...

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WAYLANDER Announce Lineup Changes, Continue Work On New Album

Irish metallers WAYLANDER have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, as most of you will already have suspected, there is never a dull moment in the WAYLANDER camp, as yet again, we have had changes in personnel. Michael [Proctor, bass] [as expected] rejoined, and we attained the services of a second ...

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