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ENSLAVED, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MOONSORROW Confirmed For ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

ENSLAVED, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, VOLBEAT and MOONSORROW have been confirmed for next year's Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 9-11, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: IMMORTAL CELTIC FROST DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED VOLBEAT MOONSORROW 18 more bands will be announced over the ...

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OCTAVIA SPERATI Confirmed For Norway's SCREAMFEST

Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI have been confirmed for the first annual Screamfest, set to take place November 2-3 at Betong in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER AUDREY HORNE BLOOD RED THRONE BREED DIAMONDOG FUNERAL GOTHMINISTER GROUND ZERO SYSTEM KATATONIA OCTAVIA SPERATI SAHG SAMAEL SIRENIA THRONE OF KATARSIS ...

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THORIUM: 'Feral Creation' E-Card Available

Danish metal band THORIUM will release its "comeback" album, entitled "Feral Creation", in January/February 2008 via Mighty Music. The CD was recorded at the Berno Studio (THE HAUNTED, VOMITORY, DERANGED) in Sweden and was mixed with Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, MERCENARY, VOLBEAT) at Hansen Studios. The cover artwork for the album was created by legendary artist ...

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THRONE OF KATARSIS Confirmed For Norway's SCREAMFEST

Norwegian black metallers THRONE OF KATARSIS have been confirmed for the first annual Screamfest, set to take place November 2-3 at Betong in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER AUDREY HORNE BLOOD RED THRONE BREED DIAMONDOG FUNERAL GOTHMINISTER GROUND ZERO SYSTEM KATATONIA SAHG SAMAEL SIRENIA THRONE OF KATARSIS TRIOSPHERE ...

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LEATHERWOLF: European Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Orange County, CA metal band LEATHERWOLF has announced its first European dates since reuniting with original lead vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and guitarist Carey Howe earlier in the year. The reconvened triple axe attack will headline Germany's Keep It True festival and is playing an additional half dozen select dates in Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and ...

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PAIN, ENGEL Confirmed For Sweden's LINKÖPING METAL MASSACRE

PAIN and ENGEL have been confirmed for the Linköping Metal Massacre festival, set to take place November 2 at Konsert & Kongress in Linköping, Sweden. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ATHORY EMIC AVATAR CORPORATION 187 DAWN OF SILENCE DEATHBREATH DEVIANT BREED ENGEL GLANZIG KRUX LOS SIN NOMBRE LUCIUS MAITREYA NINE NOMINON ...

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LEATHERWOLF: Santa Ana Concert Photos Available

The "triple axe" lineup of Orange County metal legends LEATHERWOLF — featuring lead vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri, and lead guitarists Geoff Gayer and Carey Howe, alongside drummer Dean Roberts and fill-in bassist Pat Guyton — made its return on August 31 show at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California as the support act for L.A. ...

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AFTER FOREVER, SAMAEL, KATATONIA Confirmed For Norway's SCREAMFEST

AFTER FOREVER, SAMAEL, KATATONIA and BLOOD RED THRONE are among the confirmed bands for the first annual Screamfest, set to take place November 2-3 at Betong in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER AUDREY HORNE BLOOD RED THRONE BREED DIAMONDOG FUNERAL GOTHMINISTER GROUND ZERO SYSTEM KATATONIA SAHG SAMAEL SIRENIA ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE: 'The Machinations Of Dementia' Release Date Announced

BLOTTED SCIENCE, the instrumental extreme metal triumvirate featuring guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, MARTY FRIEDMAN), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and drummer Charlie Zeleny (BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS, JORDAN RUDESS), has set a September 18 release date for its highly anticipated debut, "The Machinations of Dementia". The album was produced and mixed by Ron ...

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DEATH BREATH, KRUX Confirmed For Sweden's LINKÖPING METAL MASSACRE

DEATH BREATH (the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson [currently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS]) and KRUX (the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom [also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE], ...

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LEATHERWOLF: California Concert To Be Webcast

Orange County metal legends LEATHERWOLF have announced that their August 31 show at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California with L.A. GUNS will be webcast live via Webcastia.com. The show marks the return of the band's vaunted "triple axe" lineup, featuring lead vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri, and lead guitarists Geoff Gayer and Carey Howe, alongside ...

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THORIUM To Release 'Feral Creation' In January

Danish metal band THORIUM has finished mixing its "comeback" album, entitled "Feral Creation", for a January 2008 release via Mighty Music. The CD was recorded at the Berno Studio (THE HAUNTED, VOMITORY, DERANGED) in Sweden and was mixed with Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, MERCENARY, VOLBEAT) at Hansen Studios. Cover artwork for the CD is being created ...

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DEADSOIL Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

German metal/hardcore act DEADSOIL has issued the following update: "It's been a while since the last news update here from the DEADSOIL front, but we have been anything else but lazy! We played tons of shows, wrote new songs and rehearsed like crazy! "Well, some of you might have heard the rumors that Christan Bass ...

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THE BURNING Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Danish brutal thrashers THE BURNING have signed a worldwide deal with Massacre Records. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on its full-length debut, "Storm the Walls", with producer Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, HATESPHERE, NIGHTRAGE, MERCENARY). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Gospel", "Kill the Swine" and "Warhorse". "We are confident that ...

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MAROON: Video Footage From Recording Studio Available

German metalcore act MAROON has posted a three-minute video clip featuring footage from the recording sessions for the group's new album, "The Cold Heart of the Sun". Watch the video below. "The Cold Heart of the Sun" is scheduled for release in Europe on October 22 via Century Media Records. The drums were recorded at ...

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DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, POSSESSED, SACRED REICH: Photos From WACKEN Available

Photos of BLIND GUARDIAN, DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, POSSESSED, SACRED REICH and TYPE O NEGATIVE taken at this year's Wacken Open Air festival — which was held August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany — have been posted at the Metal-Experience.com web site. Included are pictures of the following artists: AMORPHIS BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG DESTRUCTION DIMMU ...

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MAROON: New Album Details Revealed

German metalcore act MAROON has completed work on its new album, "The Cold Heart of the Sun", for an October 22 European release via Century Media Records. The drums were recorded at the Hansen Studios in Denmark by Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, NEAERA, FEAR MY THOUGHTS, VOLBEAT), who also handled the mixing and ...

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VOLBEAT: 'Radio Girl' Video Posted Online

VOLBEAT's new video for the song "Radio Girl" has been posted on YouTube. The track comes off the Danish group's sophomore CD, "Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil", which was recently certified gold in Denmark for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. The CD entered the Danish chart at No. 1 upon ...

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METALLICA: Denmark Setlist Revealed

METALLICA played to 50,000 people at a sold-out show in Århus, Denmark earlier tonight (Friday, July 13). According to BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor KongKent, "the power went out in the middle of 'For Whom The Bell Tolls', but they got it up and running again, so the concert went ahead as planned. [METALLICA drummer] Lars [Ulrich] told ...

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THORIUM Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Danish metal band THORIUM has finished recording its "comeback" album, entitled "Feral Creation", at the Berno Studio (THE HAUNTED, VOMITORY, DERANGED) in Sweden and is currently mixing the effort with Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, MERCENARY, VOLBEAT) at Hansen Studios. Cover artwork for the CD will be created by legendary artist Dan Seagrave (MALEVOLENT CREATION, ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION). ...

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SABBAT Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited British thrashers SABBAT have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The lineup is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ALL THAT REMAINS AMORPHIS ANIMAL ALPHA BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG CANNIBAL CORPSE CHTHONIC COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION DIE ...

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