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THE OLD DEAD TREE Prepare To Enter Studio

French gothic metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE are scheduled to enter Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany within the next couple of weeks with producer Andy Classen to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2003's "The Nameless Disease". A September 2005 release through Season of Mist is expected. As previously reported, THE OLD DEAD TREE ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST To Return To Studio Next Week

Norwegian black metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST are scheduled to return to the studio next week to resume recording their new album, "Fuck You All!", for a May release via Season of Mist. The band is also working out the details of the second and third parts of their "Art of Provocation" world tour. The second part ...

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GORGOROTH To Resume Recording New Album

According to a posting on the group's official web site, Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH will soon be entering the studio to record the bass and guitars for their new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", due in late spring/early summer via Sweden's Regain Records. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the ...

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GORGOROTH Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have signed a deal with Sweden's Regain Records. The group recently completed the drum tracks for their new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", at Lydriket Studios in Norway for a tentative late spring/early summer release. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the band's last three efforts: ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Checks In From Dublin

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "Well, we made it here [to Dublin for European tour rehearsals] without a hitch and Shawn [Drover, drums] got delayed for hours because he shot his mouth off about how he had a direct flight and ...

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GORGOROTH Complete Drum Tracks For New Album

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have completed the drum tracks for their new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", at Lydriket Studios in Norway. "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" will contain eight tracks and is tentatively expected late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the band's last ...

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SEASON OF MIST Unable To Reach Agreement With GORGOROTH

The French record label Season of Mist has issued the following statement: "Despite negotiating for several months and despite all the rumors, Season of Mist and [Norwegian black metallers] GORGOROTH could not find a final agreement on their cooperation, both on a contractual and personal level. We nonetheless sincerely wish the band the best. "Season ...

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ARCTURUS Sign With SEASON OF MIST; New Album To Arrive In August

Norway's ARCTURUS, now featuring DIMMU BORGIR bassist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, ex-BORKNAGAR, LAMENTED SOULS) on lead vocals, have inked a deal with Season Of Mist. The group's new studio album is scheduled for release in August, to be followed by a European tour. In other news, ARCTURUS have been confirmed to appear at the ...

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MARDUK: U.S. Release Date Set For 'Plague Angel'

Candlelight Records has set a March 8 U.S. release date for the new album from Sweden's MARDUK. Titled "Plague Angel", it is the band's ninth full-length studio album to see proper release in the U.S. The CD, which was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson, is the band's first release ...

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ZARATHUSTRA To Enter Studio Next Month

German black metal band ZARATHUSTRA will enter Sweden's Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST) on February 26 to record a new EP, "Contempt", tentatively due in April/May. The spend will spend nine days in the studio working on the follow-up to their "Perpetual Black Force" CD, which will be released in a strictly limited and hand-numbered ...

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GORGOROTH: New Album Recordings Delayed

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have been forced to delay their recording plans due to a scheduling conflict at Grieghallen Studios. As a result, the band will now lay down drum tracks for their new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", at Lydriket Studios beginning on January 14. As previously reported, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" will contain ...

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GORGOROTH To Headline Finland's SIRKKELIROCK METAL WEEKEND

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH will headline the Sirkkelirock Metal Weekend on Friday, January 7 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are SOULGRIND, CARPATHIAN FOREST, BEHEXEN and HORNA. GORGOROTH entered Grieghallen studio on Wednesday (Jan. 5) to begin recording their new album, entitled "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam". The ...

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GORGOROTH To Enter Studio This Week

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH will enter Grieghallen studio on January 5 to begin recording their new album, entitled "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam". The CD will contain eight tracks and is tentatively expected late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the band's last three efforts: ...

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NECROPHAGIA Finish Recording New Album

NECROPHAGIA have almost completed the recording of their upcoming album, "Harvest Ritual Vol. 1", slated for release in Europe by Season of Mist in the spring of 2005. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cadavera X", "Return to Texas", "Dead Skin Slave", "Unearthed", "Deathtrip 69", "London (13 Demon Street)", "Excommunicated" and "Stitch Her ...

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GORGOROTH Explain Abbreviated Mexico City Performance

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have issued the following report on their recent South American/Mexican tour: "The recent Central American tour was very well visited and the fans was truly dedicated. Especially in San Salvador and Guatemala city, although the security in the first mentioned city should have been better. Mexico was also great, at least ...

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STURMGEIST: SOLEFALD Side Project To Release Debut In January

STURMGEIST, the solo project of SOLEFALD mastermind Cornelius von Jackhelln, will release its debut album, "Meister Mephisto", on January 24, 2005 via Season of Mist. According to an official press release, the CD, which features guest appearances by members of BORKNAGAR, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and DIABOLIC, "will take you on a hellride to Goethe's Weimar, ...

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E-FORCE: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of E-FORCE performing the track "Satanic Rituals" at this year's Raismes Fest has been posted online at this location (.mpg, 44.4 MB). As previously reported, E-FORCE will be teaming up with CARPATHIAN FOREST, TSJUDER and WYKKED WYTCH for a European tour beginning in early February. E-FORCE is the new band ...

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MAYHEM: Vocalist MANIAC Out, ATTILA Back In

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have parted ways with singer Maniac (real name Sven Erik Kristiansen) and replaced him with Attila Csihar (TORMENTOR, ABORYM). Csihar had previously worked with the group on their 1993 release, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas". "Although many rumors flourished over the past months, nothing was decided until now," reads a ...

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GORGOROTH: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have inked a deal with the French label Season of Mist for the reissues of their first three albums: "Pentagram" (1994), "Antichrist" (1996) and "Under the Sign of Hell" (1997). All three will be re-released in January/February in a remastered, digipack version. It is not presently clear if Season of Mist ...

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MAYHEM Schedule European Tour Dates

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have lined up the following dates during January: Jan. 12 – Bergen, NOR @ Garage Jan. 13 – Kristiansand, NOR @ Markens Jan. 14 – Hamar, NOR @ Hydranten Jan. 15 – Trondheim, NOR @ Samfundet Jan. 21 – Patra, GRE @ TBA Jan. 22 – Tessaloniki, GRE @ TBA Jan. ...

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THE OLD DEAD TREE To Enter Studio Early Next Year

French gothic metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE are scheduled to enter Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany in early 2005 with producer Andy Classen to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2003's "The Nameless Disease". A September 2005 release through Season of Mist is expected. As previously reported, THE OLD DEAD TREE recently announced the ...

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MARDUK: 2005 European Tour Dates Announced

MARDUK will embark on a massive world tour beginning in December. The European portion of the trek, dubbed "Deathmarch 2004/2005", will be divided into two parts, with the first taking place in December and the second during spring 2005. Several dates for the second leg of the tour have been released by the group's booking ...

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COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN To Play Myrtle Beach In December

COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN, featuring Sean Baxter (ex-BROKEN HOPE) on vocals/bass, will be performing at the Limelight in Myrtle Beach, SC on December 10. Another show on December 11 will be announced soon. The group's touring lineup will consist of the following: Sean Baxter (ex-BROKEN HOPE) - Vocals, Bass Kevin Quirion - Vocals, Guitar Jerry ...

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MARDUK: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new MARDUK song, entitled "Throne of Rats", has been made available for download at this location. "Throne of Rats" comes off the group's new album, "Plague Angel", due in Europe on November 22 via Blooddawn/Regain. It will be released on the following formats: CD, LP and Picture Disc, and possibly also as ...

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MARDUK: 'Plague Angel' Cover Posted Online

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Plague Angel", at their official web site. "Plague Angel" is scheduled for release in Europe on November 22 via Blooddawn/Regain. It will be released on the following formats: CD, LP and Picture Disc, and possibly also as a limited-edition digipak ...

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MARDUK Set European Release Date For 'Plague Angel'

Regain Records has set a November 22 European release date for the new album from Swedish black metallers MARDUK, entitled"Plague Angel". The CD, which was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson, will be the band's first release with new singer Mortuus (previously a member of FUNERAL MIST and TRIUMPHATOR under ...

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