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Former CELTIC FROST Mainman Mixing New SECRETS OF THE MOON Album

German progressive black metallers SECRETS OF THE MOON have tapped former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer and V. Santura (real name: Victor Bullok) (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE) to mix their new album, "Seven Bells", at Woodshed Studio in Bavaria, Germany. Commented Fischer: "Back once again at V. Santura's Woodshed Studio in the ...

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OBSCURA: 'Omnivium' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Omnivium", the new album from the progressive death metal act OBSCURA, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 11 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have ...

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TOM GABRIEL FISCHER: 'I Have Absolutely No Interest In Resurrecting CELTIC FROST Once Again'

BigMusicGeek.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. BigMusicGeek.com: When you and Martin [Ain] initially formed HELLHAMMER, did either of you have any idea the impact your music would ultimately have? Did you feel as ...

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THULCANDRA Continuing Work On New Album

THULCANDRA — the reactivated German black/death metal band featuring members of OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS and HELFAHRT — has issued the following update: "Today we finished laying the last guitar tracks for [our second full-length album] 'Under A Frozen Sun' at Woodshed Studios, Germany, alongside producer V. Santura [real name: Victor Bullok] (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE). "Seven ...

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PESTILENCE: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Salvation", a brand new song from the Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Doctrine", which will be released late April through Mascot Records. The eleven-track CD was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer Victor Bullok (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS). Regarding the ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., HAMMERFALL Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., HAMMERFALL, POISONBLACK, BYFROST, DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE and PRIMEVIL have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Ronnie James Dio Stage W.A.S.P. IMMORTAL MOTÖRHEAD RHAPSODY OF FIRE ...

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BULLET, VICIOUS RUMORS, PROCESSION Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

BULLET, VICIOUS RUMORS and PROCESSION have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place June 10-12, 2011 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGENT STEEL AMORPHIS ANACRUSIS ATLANTEAN KODEX BULLET DISBELIEF DOWN DREAMSHADE ENFORCER ENSLAVED EPICA IN ...

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TRIPTYKON Mainman Interviewed By Finland's KAAOS TV (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with current TRIPTYKON and former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer at the Finnish Metal Expo on February 18, 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. "Shatter", the new five-track EP from TRIPTYKON, sold around 500 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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STAM1NA, MOKOMA, BARREN EARTH Honored At FINNISH METAL AWARDS

STAM1NA, MOKOMA and BARREN EARTH are among the artists that were honored at the Finnish Metal Awards, which was held Saturday night (February 19) during the Finnish Metal Expo (the main event of Helsinki Metal Meeting) at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. Members of the Finnish metal media pre-selected the candidates and the people ...

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DEADLOCK: 'Virus Jones' Video Released

"Virus Jones", the new video from Germany's DEADLOCK, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Leipzip, Germany with directors Philipp Hirsch and Heiko Tippelt (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, TRIPTYKON, AMON AMARTH), and attempts to capture the meaning behind the track's lyrics, which deal with pharmaceutical, medical, and biological technology, and the business behind it. ...

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DOWN, POSTMORTEM, DREAMSHADE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

DOWN, POSTMORTEM and DREAMSHADE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place June 10-12, 2011 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGENT STEEL AMORPHIS ANACRUSIS ATLANTEAN KODEX DISBELIEF DOWN DREAMSHADE ENFORCER ENSLAVED EPICA IN SOLITUDE METAL ...

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AMORPHIS, PRIMORDIAL, VANDERBUYST Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

AMORPHIS, PRIMORDIAL and VANDERBUYST have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place June 10-12, 2011 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AGENT STEEL AMORPHIS ANACRUSIS ATLANTEAN KODEX DISBELIEF ENFORCER ENSLAVED EPICA IN SOLITUDE METAL INQUISITOR MORGOTH ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, APOCALYPTICA, ALTER BRIDGE, Others Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

ROB ZOMBIE, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DISTURBED, ALTER BRIDGE, MONSTER MAGNET, THE CULT, MORBID ANGEL, MESHUGGAH and SUICIDE SILENCE are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is as follows: Friday, June 17: IGGY AND THE STOOGES ROB ZOMBIE ...

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Ex-CELTIC FROST Mainman Selling Wooden Dildos

Current TRIPTYKON and former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer is selling two unique "phallus sculptures" which were created for "display purposes only." Descriptions of the two items follow below. * Phallus I/2011; metal Jesus mounted to wooden dildo cross; wood, white metal, steel, epoxy, and black enamel, $550. This phallus sculpture is a unique, ...

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OBSCURA: ‘Omnivium' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Omnivium", the new album from the progressive death metal act OBSCURA, can be viewed below. The artwork was designed and laid out by Orion Landau (ORIGIN, DYING FETUS, ZEKE, DISFEAR). The follow-up to "Cosmogenesis", "Omnivium" will be released in North America on March 29 on CD, double LP, and digitally via ...

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