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OUTBURST: New Music Posted Online

Dutch thrashers OUTBURST have uploaded two tracks from their upcoming debut album, "Fair and Balanced", at PureVolume.com. Check out the tracks "Hollow" and "My Own Hell" at this location. "Fair and Balanced" was recorded at Double Noise studio in Tilburg, Holland with producer Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES, HIDING WITH GIRL). The CD will feature ...

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HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC, MISERY INDEX Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC and MISERY INDEX are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST DARK AGE DEFLESHED EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KOLDBRANN MISERY INDEX MNEMIC MY DARKEST ...

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SENTENCED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finnish metallers SENTENCED have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL PRETTY ...

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KORN Singer Says Band Have Finished Demoing 15 New Songs

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has reportedly told the Rocket 95.1 radio station in Huntsville, Alabama that the band have finished demoing 15 tracks for their new album. According to Jonathan, the recording process for the new CD is moving along steadily and they are still experimenting with the new songs. Among the producers KORN have ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES To Perform With Philharmonic Orchestra

NOCTURNAL RITES, one of the principal forces in Swedish power metal, have been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform two shows alongside the renowned philharmonic orchestra at the opera house in their native Umeå, Sweden. "I think these concerts will blow people away," stated the group's bassist, Nils Eriksson. "Not only will it be cool ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Showcasing For 'Industry Types'

Guitarist Dave Navarro of THE PANIC CHANNEL — the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs — has posted the following message on his web site: "[Thursday] night [Feb. 3] we did what is called ...

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WOLF Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

Sweden's WOLF have been confirmed for the sixth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, set to take place on May 21, 2005 at Valhall in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 kilometres north of Gothenburg). What makes 2000 Decibel special is the fact that it is the only festival that is totally dedicated to Swedish hard rock and ...

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MISFITS Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

MISFITS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the With Full Force festival, set to be held July 1-3 at Airfield Roitzschjora in Löbnitz (near Leipzig), Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: 7 SECONDS AMULET ANTI FLAG BARCODE BEATSTEAKS BEHEMOTH CARPATHIAN FOREST ...

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Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival: Schedule Announced

A tentative schedule has been announced for the sixth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, set to take place on May 21, 2005 at Valhall in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 kilometres north of Gothenburg). What makes 2000 Decibel special is the fact that it is the only festival that is totally dedicated to Swedish hard rock ...

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DEBASE Split With SANCTUARY, Seek New Label Home

Swedish metallers DEBASE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Due to changes in the structure of Sanctuary/Noise Records, we can now announce that DEBASE will not continue the partnership on their next album. DEBASE is currently in the studio working on the new material and the album will be finished later ...

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REGICIDE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

German gothic metal band REGICIDE have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN ...

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WOLF Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Sweden's WOLF have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL PRETTY MAIDS ...

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THERION: METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY Covers Posted Online

Sweden's THERION have made cover versions of METALLICA's "Fight Fire with Fire", JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi" and THIN LIZZY's "Southbound" available for download via their official web site. Direct links to the downloads as well as comments from frontman Christofer Johnsson follow: METALLICA - "Fight Fire with Fire" (mp3) Christofer Johnsson: "Thought we're ...

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THOR Signs With SMOG VEIL RECORDS

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) has inked a deal with Smog Veil Records. A new album, "Thor Against the World", has already been recorded, and should be unleashed very soon. According to an official press release, the new CD is "extremely catchy and addictive, with a timeless quality that will make ...

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THRESHOLD Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL ...

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COMMUNIC Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

COMMUNIC, the Norwegian progressive/power metal band featuring ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF ...

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OUTBURST Change Title Of Debut Album

Dutch thrashers OUTBURST have changed the projected title of their debut album to "Fair and Balanced" from the previously announced "From Hell". "Fair and Balanced" was recorded at Double Noise studio in Tilburg, Holland with producer Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES, HIDING WITH GIRL). The CD will feature two guest appearances: TEXTURES vocalist Eric Kalsbeek can be ...

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Former OZZY Drummer BRIAN TICHY: 'DIMEBAG Was A Genuine Badass'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "To Vinnie, DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA and all of Dime's friends and family.... I am so shocked by this. I feel so sorry for Vinnie and all of Dime's friends. Without a doubt, Dime was one ...

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