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HIMSA: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new HIMSA track, entitled "Sleezevil", has been posted online at myspace.com/prostheticrecords. The song comes off the group's upcoming album, "Hail Horror", due on February 7, 2006 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2003's critically-acclaimed "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" was produced by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED), ensuring a "tight, intense recording that captures ...

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FEAR FACTORY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

FEAR FACTORY will join AVENGED SEVENFOLD as the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, December 12. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, ...

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IN FLAMES, SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY Members Reveal Their Favorite Albums Of 2005

In the December/January issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up, a number of heavy metal/hard rock musicians list their favorite albums of 2005. Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA): BIOHAZARD – "Means to an End" CLAUSTROPHOBIA – "Fulminant" EXODUS – "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES): NINE INCH NAILS - "With teeth" 10 YEARS – "The Autumn ...

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KING DIAMOND: More European Tour Dates Confirmed

KING DIAMOND have announced more confirmed dates for their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to take place in April/May 2006. The dates are as follows (venue details will follow): May 09 - Warszaw, POL @ TBA May 24 - Treviso, ITA @ TBA May 25 - Firenze (Prato), ITA @ TBA May 26 - ...

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CREMATORY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

CREMATORY 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 CREMATORY GAMMA RAY IN EXTREMO MASTERPLAN MOONSORROW NUCLEAR ASSAULT TEN TESTAMENT TO/DIE/FOR TWISTED ...

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TEN Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

British melodic rockers TEN, who currently feature former PARADISE LOST drummer Lee Morris, 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 GAMMA ...

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KING DIAMOND: First European Tour Dates Announced

KING DIAMOND have announced the first confirmed dates for their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to take place in April/May 2006. The dates are as follows (venue details will follow): Apr. 24 - Treviso, ITA @ TBA Apr. 25 - Firenxe (Prato), ITA @ TBA Apr. 26 - Milano (Bergamo), ITA @ TBA Apr. ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For METALBÅTEN Metal Cruise

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalbåten festival, set to take place March 23-24, 2006 on Silja Line. Other bands confirmed to appear at the festival include RAGE, FREEDOM CALL, DISMEMBER and HELLFUELED. Silja Line is the leading passenger shipping company on the Baltic Sea with daily ...

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ELYSIUM: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new ELYSIUM track, entitled "Snake Legion", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the polish melodic death-thrashers' upcoming album, "Godfather", out in early December via Empire Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Deadline", ELYSIUM fifth studio album was recorded in July-August 2005 at Hendrix Studio in Lublin, Poland with ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS 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 FEAR FACTORY GAMMA RAY IN EXTREMO ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Electric Factory City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: Oct. 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,758 Capacity: 2,250 Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Venue: Hampton Beach Casino City/State: Hampton, N.H. Date: Oct. 29, 2005 Attendance: ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Tour Europe With SLAYER?

FEAR FACTORY are looking at possibly touring Europe with SLAYER in March 2006, the group's drummer Raymond Herrera revealed in a brand-new interview conducted by HeavyMetalSource.com. During the interview, Raymond also spoke about the group's songwriting process for their last two albums, his gaming business and his drumming influences. Raymond also said that ...

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BEHEMOTH: Australian Support Acts Announced

According to HailMetal.com, industrial-tinged extremists THE AMENTA and the new leaders in Australian black metal THE FUROR have been confirmed as the opening acts for Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH on their upcoming Australian tour. The dates are as follows: Jan. 06 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide (w/ THE AMENTA, THE FUROR, BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS) ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Releases 'Metal For The Masses Volume Four'

Continuing the highly successful "Metal for the Masses" series, the Century Family unseals "Metal for the Masses Volume Four", once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The two-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over two hours of music. The artwork for "Volume Four" incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and ...

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ANGTORIA To Begin Recording Debut Album This Weekend

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), will enter Sidelake Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden on Saturday, November 19 to begin recording their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", tentatively due in April ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Swedish Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have lined up the following dates in their homecountry during February: Feb. 24 - Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Feb. 25 - Malmö, SWE – KB Feb. 26 - Göteborg, SWE – Kåren As previously reportd, DARK FUNERAL's new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", entered the Swedish national chart at position No. ...

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KING DIAMOND: Support Acts Announced For European Tour

KING DIAMOND have announced the opening bands for their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to take place in April/May 2006. The Scandinavian leg of the tour will feature LOCH VOSTOK and SECRET SPHERE, while support on the rest of the trek will come from GRIFFIN and one more as-yet-undisclosed act. Exact cites and dates ...

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FEAR FACTORY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

FEAR FACTORY 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. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include TWISTED SISTER, GAMMA RAY, MASTERPLAN, BEHEMOTH, IN EXTREMO, MONSORROW and TO/DIE/FOR. More confirmations will be announced ...

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UNLEASHED 'Ordered Off' X-MASS FESTIVALS Tour

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have posted the following message on their official web site: "Since the beginning of this year we have announced and promoted our confirmed participation on the X-Mass tour 2005 [with HYPOCRISY, EXODUS, NAGLFAR, WINTERSUN and FEAR MY THOUGHTS]. "According to the promoter Metallysee, Nuclear Blast Records have now sponsored the tour ...

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BEHEMOTH Embark On Headlining Canadian Tour; New Video Posted Online

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH once again conquered North America on the highly-acclaimed Blackest of the Black tour, composed of an all-star cast that included DANZIG, CHIMAIRA, HIMSA, MORTIIS and THE AGONY SCENE. This was the group's third U.S. tour in support of their most recent, critically-acclaimed record, "Demigod". BEHEMOTH immediately embarked on a lengthy ...

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BEHEMOTH Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH 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. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include TWISTED SISTER, GAMMA RAY, MASTERPLAN, IN EXTREMO, MONSORROW and TO/DIE/FOR. More confirmations will be ...

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