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MESHUGGAH Set Release Date For New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set July 13 as the tentative U.S. release date for their new EP, entitled "I". The EP will be issued through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. A European release date has yet to be announced. The band's next full-length effort, "Catch 33", is ...

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MESHUGGAH Schedule U.K. Club Dates

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH will play at least two U.K. club gigs in late June as part of their upcoming European tour. The band are expected to perform at the Mean Fiddler in London on Sunday, June 27 and at the Rock City in Nottingham on Monday, June 28. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH have ...

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BEHEMOTH: Irish Tour Dates Announced

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH will support their forthcoming album early next year with an extensive European tour, including three dates in Ireland. Support at the shows will come from SUPREME LORD, ANATA and an as-yet-unconfirmed fourth band. The Irish dates are as follows: Jan. 15 - Dublin, Whelans Jan. 16 - Derry, The Nerve Centre ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Performs With SALEM In Israel

Israeli death/black metallers SALEM were joined by special guest Nergal of the Polish metal band BEHEMOTH during their appearance at the City Hall club in Hifa on May 24 (Independence Day of Israel). "It was a blast!" Nergal writes on BEHEMOTH's web site. "I didn't expect the crowd to be sooo crazy and hungry for ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: Touring Plans Announced

Relapse Records recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced forthcoming tour dates in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Miss Machine". "Miss Machine" will be released on July, 20 in the U.S. and August 2 in Europe. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will kick off a five-week European headlining tour beginning June 5 with ...

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EVERGREY Guitarist: Don't Call Us A Progressive Metal Band

EVERGREY guitarist Henrick Danhage recently spoke to KaffeineBuzz.com about the group's new CD, "The Inner Circle", and their current North American tour with ICED EARTH and CHILDREN OF BODOM, among other topics. Asked if they are trying to come across as "a more emotional power metal band instead of having a science fiction backdrop," Henrick ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Issues Update

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "First of all, Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) contacted me a couple of days ago to let me know that the NON-HUMAN LEVEL record is complete. That's right, all the songs are written and ready to go. There will ...

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MESHUGGAH Name New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set "I" as the title of their new EP, due "around June/July" through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann), according to posting on the band's web site. The group finished mixing the EP on May 4 and are due to master the effort on ...

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IN FLAMES Continue Their Reign On Swedish Metal Charts

IN FLAMES are continuing their reign on the Swedish metal charts with their latest CD, "Soundtrack To Your Escape". Five weeks after the album's official release date, the album is at No. 21 on the official album charts and at No. 1 on the metal charts. "Soundtrack To Your Escape" was recorded at a rented ...

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MESHUGGAH: New EP To Arrive In June?

According to a source at Nuclear Blast Records, Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set a tentative June 22 release date through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann) for their new EP — a one-song effort clocking in at over 20 minutes. Johan Haake, brother of MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake, ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Album To Surface In October?

According to the German metal magazine Rock Hard, Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set an October 11 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their new album, tentatively entitled "Catch 33". MESHUGGAH, who recently re-signed with Nuclear Blast after their previous contract with the label expired, are expected to release a one-song EP (clocking ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Soundtrack' Moves Up On Swedish Chart

IN FLAMES' new album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", has climbed to position No. 11 on the official Swedish album chart in its third week of release. The CD entered the chart at No. 3 and dropped down to No. 14 before climbing up again, according to a posting on the band's official web site,

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Finland's PROVINSSIROCK Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for this year's Provinssirock festival, a three-day event set to take place June 18-20 in Seinäjoki, Finland. MESHUGGAH will perform on Saturday, June 19 alongside HYPOCRISY and DIABLO. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include H.I.M., EXODUS, TESTAMENT, THE HIVES, TIIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS, ...

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MESHUGGAH Launch T-Shirt Contest

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH are inviting their artistically-inclined fans to design a new t-shirt for the group. [Vocalist] Jens [Kidman] (or somebody) will judge it and declare a winner," the group's webmaster writes in MESHUGGAH's official forum. "If the winning one is good enough it may be considered for a 'real' honest-to-God ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Roskilde Festival, scheduled to take place July 1-4 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also set to appear are KORN, MESHUGGAH, HATEBREED and ILL NIÑO, among others. More confirmations will be ...

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IN FLAMES' 'Soundtrack' Debuts At No. 145 On BILLBOARD Chart!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have sold an impressive 10,659 copies of their new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", during its first week of release to debut at No. 145 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The following are the current SoundScan figures for IN FLAMES' recent back catalog (including the latest ...

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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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