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TANKARD, SETHERIAL Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

TANKARD and SETHERIAL have been confirmed for the 2006 installment of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AKRIVAL BEHEMOTH DESASTER DESTRÖYER 666 DEW-SCENTED ENSLAVED HELRUNAR HYPOCRISY ILLDISPOSED KAAMOS KATAKLYSM MARDUK NIFELHEIM ROTTEN SOUND SETHERIAL SEVERE ...

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KING DIAMOND: More European Tour Dates Announced

KING DIAMOND have added three German dates to their upcoming European tour. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 15 - Tobakken - Esbjerg, DEN Apr. 17 - Train - Aarhus, DEN Apr. 19 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen, DEN Apr. 21 - Kåren - Gothenburg, SWE Apr. 22 - Rockefeller - Oslo, ...

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STRYPER Replace TWISTED SISTER At Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have replaced TWISTED SISTER on the billing of this year's Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place March 10-11 at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is now as follows: Friday, March 10: BRAINSTORM 17:00 VIRGIN STEELE 18:20 IMPALED NAZARENE 19:40 VICIOUS RUMORS 21:00 HYPOCRISY ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: WHITESNAKE, HIMSA, DIMMU BORGIR, MASTODON

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending February 12, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 1,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred): WHITESNAKE – "The Definitive Collection: 4,000 HIMSA – "Hail Horror": 3,000 DIMMU BORGIR - ...

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KING DIAMOND To Begin Recording New Album In March

KING DIAMOND will start recording their next album in early March in Dallas, Texas and at Los Angered Recording (owned by KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band will then begin rehearsals for their upcoming European tour, which will take place between April 14 and June 13. The recording and mixing ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Polish Gigs Cancelled

DARK FUNERAL's previously announced headlining shows in Poland have been cancelled due to the current "political situation" in the country, according to a posting on the band's web site. Commented the Polish promoter Mariusz Kmiolek of Massive Music: "We are sorry to inform that DARK FUNERAL, NAGLFAR, AMORAL and ASMODEUS gigs in Lódz and Katowice ...

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MARDUK, THYRFING, BEHEMOTH, DEW-SCENTED Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

MARDUK, THYRFING, BEHEMOTH, DEW-SCENTED, KAAMOS and DESASTER have been confirmed for the 2006 installment of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AKRIVAL BEHEMOTH DESASTER DESTRÖYER 666 DEW-SCENTED ENSLAVED HELRUNAR HYPOCRISY ILLDISPOSED KAAMOS KATAKLYSM MARDUK NIFELHEIM ...

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ATARFE VEGA ROCK: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule has been announced for this year's edition of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place March 10-11 at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, March 10: BRAINSTORM 17:00 VIRGIN STEELE 18:20 IMPALED NAZARENE 19:40 VICIOUS RUMORS 21:00 HYPOCRISY 22:20 W.A.S.P. ...

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ANGTORIA Set Tentative Track Listing For Debut Album

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have set the tentative track listing for their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", due on April 24 via Listenable Records. It is as follows: ...

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HELL-BORN: New Song Posted Online

Polish black metallers HELL-BORN, featuring former members of BEHEMOTH and DAMNATION, will release their third full-length album, entitled "Cursed Infernal Steel", in February via Conquer Records. The CD was recorded at Hertz studio in Poland in February/March 2005 and contains 10 tracks of "pure old-school death metal hell!" according to a press release. A sample ...

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MORBID ANGEL Announce More U.S. Tour Dates

Long-running Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL, who once again feature in their ranks bassist/vocalist David Vicent, have added more dates to their Master Of Chaos Tour 2006. Support at all shows will come from BEHEMOTH, KRISIUN and DESPISED ICON. The schedule is shaping up as follows: Apr. 02 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale FL ...

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BEHEMOTH Mainman Comments On Australian Tour

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have just returned home from their first-ever trip to Australia. Organized by Aussie company Soundworks, this tour wraped up the 16-month touring cycle with 225 shows done in support of BEHEMOTH's last record, "Demigod". Commented mainman Nergal: "This tour was simply unreal! From day one we felt surprisingly comfortable… (I guess ...

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DARK FUNERAL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced more dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, dubbed "Attera Orbis Terrarum Tour 2006", which is scheduled to kick off in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: DARK FUNERAL, NAGLFAR + Special Guest Feb. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Feb. 22 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko ...

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Anaclasis: A Haunting Gospel of Malice & Hatred - HATE

HATE has always been overshadowed by Polish brethren VADER, BEHEMOTH, and DECAPITATED, especially in the States. Some of that I would assume had to do with labels that lacked the promotion muscle of a Metal Blade, Century Media, or Earache. Signing to a hard-working label like France's Listenable and releasing "Awakening of the Liar" in ...

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KRISIUN: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new KRISIUN track, entitled "Vicious Wrath", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the Brazilian death metal outfit's upcoming album, "AssassiNation", due on February 21 via Century Media Records. A video for "Vicious Wrath" is part of three bonus enhancements to be found of the retail version of ...

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Brazil's KRISIUN Talk About Upcoming DVD Release

Brazilian extreme metallers KRISIUN have crafted not just a new album, "AssassiNation", but a full-length DVD, entitled "Live Armageddon", as well (both slated for a Feb. 21 North American release via Century Media). The band's first DVD, "Live Armageddon" documents their decimating stage performance. "It was the best concert footage we ever filmed," says guitarist ...

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SHATTERPOINT Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Brampton, Ontario-based heavy/thrash metal quartet SHATTERPOINT have inked a deal with Power Play Records. The band, who have established themselves as a dominant force in the Toronto metal scene and have played with such heavy hitters as AMON AMARTH and BEHEMOTH, are putting the final touches on their new full-length album, "Dead Precedence", with producer ...

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DISSECTION Announce New Album Title

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have set "Reinkaos" as the title of their long-awaited third album, tentatively due this spring via the band's own label, Black Horizon Music. "The ritualistic and black magical work on 'Reinkaos', which has taken 11 years to conduct as well as 11 months in the recording studio, has in the ...

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ANGTORIA To Begin Recording Vocals Next Week

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), are currently working on their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", for a tentative April 24, 2006 release via Listenable Records. Drums, bass and guitars ...

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DISSECTION: Stockholm Show Sold Out

According to a posting on DISSECTION's official web site, the reactivated Swedish death metallers' final Scandinavian show focusing solely on their old songs — which is scheduled to take place December 30 at Kolingsborg (The Shrine) in Stockholm, Sweden (with special guests BEHEMOTH) — is now officially sold out. "We are honored to see the ...

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HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Sweden's HYPOCRISY have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place March 10-11, 2006 at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH BRAINSTORM CREMATORY GAMMA RAY HYPOCRISY IMPALED NAZARENE IN EXTREMO MASTERPLAN MOONSORROW NUCLEAR ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer To Hold Signing Sessions At NAMM

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will be doing autograph signings in the Zildjian booth on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22 at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The details are as follows: Company: Avedis Zildjian Company Booth: 2940 Location: Hall D www.zildjian.com/EN-US/home.ad2 The NAMM convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Summer Festival Appearances Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced the following festival appearances during 2006: Jun. 17 - Dornbirn, AUT - Metalliga Open Air Jul. 15 - Spital am Semmering, AUT - Kaltenbach Open Air Jul. 29 - Gernika, SPA - Metalway Festival Sep. 16 - Anröchte, GER - Braincrusher Festival A complete listing of upcoming DARK ...

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DARK FUNERAL: More European Dates Confirmed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced more dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR Feb. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Feb. 22 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR, ENDSTILLE Feb. 24 - ...

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