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MOONSPELL: Tour Diary Available

Portugal's MOONSPELL is keeping an online tour diary from its U.S. trek with KATATONIA and DAYLIGHT DIES. Check it out at the group's official forum. MOONSPELL will team up with NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH and DEW-SCENTED for a European tour in March/April. A list of tour dates can be found at this ...

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BULLDOZER Discography To Be Reissued Through METAL MIND

Metal Mind Productions will on November 27 release the complete discography from BULLDOZER — one of the oldest and most respected thrash metal bands from Italy. "Regenerated in the Grave" CD book box, released with the band's full cooperation, consists of the following albums: "The Day of Wrath", "The Final Separation", "IX", "Neurodeliri" and "Alive ...

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MOONSPELL Working On More European Tour Dates

According to a posting on MOONSPELL's official web site, the Portuguese metal band is currently working on arranging dates in Poland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece and Israel. More details will be announced soon. MOONSPELL will team up with NAPALM DEATH, BEHEMOTH and DEW-SCENTED for a European tour in March/April. A list of tour dates can ...

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THE ACCURSED To Release 'Seasons Of The Scythe' On Halloween

It's very fitting that the extreme metal quintet THE ACCURSED should release their full-length debut, "Seasons of the Scythe", on Halloween. After all, this is a band that signed their recording contract in blood — their own blood. "They really did sign in their own blood," admits Screaming Ferret Wreckords founder Timothy A. Koukos. "I ...

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IMMORTAL RITES Completes Work On New Album

German melodic death metal band IMMORTAL RITES has finished recording its second full-length album, "Source Code @ Converter's Day", at Audiospezialist Studios in Germany with producer Martin Schmidt (ex-ATROCITY/LEAVES' EYES drummer). The mastering took place at Unisound Studios in Sweden by EDGE OF SANITY mastermind Dan Swanö. Commented the band: "Expect the new material to ...

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Ex-OLYMPIC RECORDINGS Founder Starts New Company

Former Olympic Recordings (GORGUTS, VITAL REMAINS, BEHEMOTH, IMMOLATION) owner/founder Martti Payne has started a new company called Index Entertainment. Based in Austin, Texas, Index will be a multifaceted company with dealings in record, DVD and broadcast entertainment. Joining Payne is longtime associate Tammy Crutchfield, one-time publicist of Pavement Music and most recently a local television ...

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KRISIUN: Never-Ending Metal Assault

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN have issued the following update: "KRISIUN just finished another part of the infamous AssassiNation World Tour in support for the highly acclaimed new album 'Assassination'. The band would like to thank everyone which supported this 'Monsters of Death Tour' which happened in September/October 2006 alongside SIX FEET UNDER, DECAPITATED and ABYSMAL ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Auctioning Seven-String Axe

BEHEMOTH mainman Negal is auctioning his seven-string Flame "axe" on eBay. The custom-made model was produced by Flame/Mayones in Poland and was originally used during the recordings of BEHEMOTH's last album "Demigod". Commented Nergal: "Since I moved to ESP guitars a while ago, I decided to sell some of the items I'm not using anymore. ...

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Rat Age [Sworn Kinds Final Verses] - THY DISEASE

Poland continues to prove to the world the fertility of its metal underground; LOST SOUL, BEHEMOTH, VADER, and HATE just a few of the many that define that distinctive death metal sound. On "Rat Age [Sworn Kinds Final Verses]", THY DISEASE sounds like a band that can rightfully lay claim to its place among Poland's ...

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ANGTORIA: E-Card Available

An e-card for the new ANGTORIA album, "God Has a Plan for Us All", can be accessed at this location. The CD is scheduled for release in the U.S. on October 17 via Listenable Records through KOCH Entertainment distribution. Two full-length songs from the CD — "Do You See Me Now" and "Six ...

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DARK FUNERAL Working On 'Atrum Regina' Live Video

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update: "We are currently editing a live video for our song 'Atrum Regina'. The material that we're using was filmed in Paris on March 17th, 2006 at La Locomotive (during our most recent European tour). We hope to have it finished and ready to air before ...

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ANGTORIA: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release In October

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band featuring female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS), CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), will release its debut album, "God Has a Plan for Us All", in the U.S. on October 17 via Listenable Records through KOCH ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Album To Be Mixed By ANDY SNEAP

Guitarist Eric Jarrin of the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We are more than happy to announce that our next album will be mixed and mastered by none other than Andy Sneap! Being fans of all his studio works, we are entering studio next ...

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DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: More U.S. Tour Dates Released

DARK FUNERAL (Sweden), ENSLAVED (Norway) and newcomers ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (USA) will team up for the "Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising" North American tour beginning in early January. The tour will visit 20-plus cities before concluding on February 4. So far, the following dates have been released (***NOTE: None of these dates have yet been officially confirmed***): ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Greek Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will play two shows in Greece in November. The dates are as follows: Nov. 11 - Thessaloniki - Mylos Club (Greece) Nov. 12 - Athens - Underworld Club (Greece) DARK FUNERAL will team up with ENSLAVED (Norway) and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (USA) for the "Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising" North American tour ...

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MASTODON Kicks Off Headlining Tour; Setlist Revealed

MASTODON launched a headlining tour in support of its new CD, "Blood Mountain", Wednesday night (September 6) at Ramshead Live in Baltimore, Maryland. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Ole Nessie 02. Circle Of Cysquatch 03. Iron Tusk 04. March Of The Fire Ants 05. Where Strides The Behemoth 06. Mother Puncher 07. Aqua ...

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DARK FUNERAL Fights Back Against 'Corrupt Record Labels'

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL announced the formation of a new "movement" called "Musicians Against Corrupt Record Labels". According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, "The main point with the movement is to enlighten and warn artists and music fans about certain corrupt record labels within the scene . . . The time ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Licensees Confirmed For 'Attera Totus Sanctus'

DARK FUNERAL's latest album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", has been licensed to Icarus Music (Argentina) and Sylphorium Records (Colombia). "Attera Totus Sanctus" was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Mastering duties were handled by Tomas Eberger at ...

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DARK FUNERAL Compiling Video Footage For DVD

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update: "We are currently putting together material a DVD, possibly a double DVD. And we would like to get some, if not all, of the shows during our up coming Latin American tour professionally filmed. Therefore we call out to all you people who will attain ...

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KING DIAMOND Voices Character On 'Death Clock Metalocalypse'

KING DIAMOND is the latest metal musician to lend his voice to the cartoon series "Death Clock Metalocalypse". King Diamond recorded his part on Monday, August 21 and reportedly "kicked ass." Other musicians who have contributed to the series include Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Warrel Dane (NEVERMORE), Steve Smyth (NEVERMORE), Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE), Kirk Hammett ...

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BEHEMOTH Drummer Twists Ankle; Band Cancels Festival Dates

Drummer Inferno of the Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH has twisted his ankle, which has made him unable to walk. Shortly after he was transported to the hospital, the group's mainman, Nergal, issued the following statement: "The accident happened right before we were about to take off to Belgium, to play at Vlamrock fest. His leg ...

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BEHEMOTH Announces Final Festival Appearances Of The Summer

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have played nearly 300 shows worldwide in support to their last studio album. The band has now announced the last two summer festival appeaances that will complete the touring cycle for "Demigod". The dates are as follows: Aug. 26 - Vlamrock Festival, Belgium Sep. 09 - Precursors of Eternity, Austria BEHEMOTH ...

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DESPISED ICON Prepare For MONSTERS OF MAYHEM Tour

On September 1, the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON will embark on the massive Monsters of Mayhem tour, which features HATEBREED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NAPALM DEATH, EXODUS and FIRST BLOOD. This is the group's sixth tour in support of their highly acclaimed album, "The Healing Process", which is a relentless slab of sheer aggression ...

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