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France's FURY FEST: Final Lineup Announced

The final lineup has been announced for the for the 2004 edition of Fury Fest, a three-day event set to take place June 25-27 at the Park Des Expositions in Le Mans, France. The complete schedule for the festival is as follows: Main Stage: Friday, June 25: SOULFLY TESTAMENT HATEBREED DROPKICK MURPHYS THE HAUNTED IGNITE ...

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TOOL Drummer: New Album Will Be Heavier Than 'Lateralus'

TOOL drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor have been jamming together for the past few months and they've already got the framework for 10 to 12 new songs, according to MTV.com. "They're very much in the infant stage, where we have all these different jams and we start piecing them together," ...

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NON-HUMAN LEVEL: DARKANE Guitarist's Solo Project To Begin Recording This Summer

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update about NON-HUMAN LEVEL, the upcoming solo project of DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström: "I recently passed emails back and forth with Christofer about NON-HUMAN LEVEL. We are setting up to do drum tracks sometime this summer. Jay Van Poederooyen will be ...

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BEHEMOTH: DVD Details Revealed

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have revealed the details of their upcoming DVD, tentatively due later in the year through Regain Records. According to guitarist/vocalist Nergal, "We've been working in E-Media Studio for one week now, on the stuff for our upcoming DVD. It's gonna be fully entertaining release I can assure you. Before we entered ...

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BEHEMOTH: Recording/Mixing Details Revealed

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH are continuing work on their seventh full-length album, "Demigod", tentatively due in the fall through Regain Records (Europe), Century Media (USA and South America) and Mystic (Poland). Nergal (vocals/guitars) checked in with the following update: "We are very busy with song writing for our upcoming record, 'Demigod'. We have 10 songs ...

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RUNNING WILD Guitarist Collaborates With CIRCLE II CIRCLE Singer

RUNNING WILD guitarist Bernd Aufermann has collaborated with one of his "all-time fave" singers, CIRCLE II CIRCLE frontman Zak Stevens (ex-SAVATAGE), on a song for CIRCLE II CIRCLE's forthcoming sophomore album, tentatively due late summer through Germany's AFM Records. No further information is available at this time. RUNNING WILD are confirmed for this year's edition ...

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MESHUGGAH Name New Album

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set "Catch 33" as the title of their new full-length album, tentatively due this fall as part of a new recording agreement with Nuclear Blast Records (as first reported here yesterday). MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous contract with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". It is not presently clear ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Set U.S. Release Date For 'Terra Incognito'

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have set a May 11 U.S. release date through Peaceville Records for their second album, titled "Terra Incognito". Recorded during the summer of 2003, the follow-up to 2002's "A Venom Well Designed" was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Full-Length Album To Surface Through NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have reportedly negotiated a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their next full-length album through the label. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous agreement with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". MESHUGGAH recently entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due ...

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MESHUGGAH Split With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have parted ways with bassist Gustaf Hielm and have replaced him with Dick Löwgren (ex-IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY). "I'm saddened that they don't want me in there anymore but this is the second time I'm asked to leave so I can handle it by now," Gustaf said in a ...

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THE HAUNTED Singer To Guest On PREACHER EP

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving is in talks to record a guest vocal track on the upcoming EP from the Vancouver-based metal band PREACHER. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will also include guest appearances by guitarist Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) and drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, GOD AWAKENS ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For Sweden's ARVIKAFESTIVALEN

CRADLE OF FILTH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Arvikafestivalen, scheduled to take place Sweden July 15-17 in Arvika, Sweden. Also set to appear are MESHUGGAH, THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, VIVE LA FÊTE and SUB6, among others. Tickets for the festival are priced at 830 SEK (plus a service charge) and ...

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MESHUGGAH Enter Studio To Record New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due late spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc, which will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes, is being recorded at the Swedish studio jointly owned by ...

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MIKE CHLASCIAK: 'HALFORD Has Not Broken Up'

Former HALFORD guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak recently gave an interview to HeavyMetalRadio.net in which he spoke about the possibility of another HALFORD album coming out and his plans for his current project, PAINMUSEUM. Asked to clarify the future of the HALFORD band, Mike said, "I think its safe to say that HALFORD is in sleep ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Complete Work On New Video

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have completed work on a video for the track "Lake of Sulphur" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION) of Revolver Film Company. The clip, which was shot in the Arizona dessert and at The ...

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THE QUILL: Warm-Up Date Announced

Sweden's THE QUILL, the band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-FIREBIRD bassist Roger Nilsson and ex-FIREBIRD drummer Jolle Atlagic, will play a warm-up show for their upcoming European tour at Blomstermåla Folkets Hus on January 31. The show starts around 8:00 p.m. and you have to be 15 years old to attend. For more information, visit

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SATARIEL To Enter Studio In March

Swedish metallers SATARIEL will enter Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden on March 29 with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) to begin recording their third album, "Hydra", tentatively due in June/July through Greece's Black Lotus Records. SATARIEL's sophomore CD, "Phobos & Deimos", was released in 2002 ...

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