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LOST HORIZON Guitarist Remembers Former VADER Drummer DOC

Guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (LOST HORIZON, ex-LUCIFERION) has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "In boundless misery I would like to announce that [today], August 24, 2005 I am going to the funeral [of former VADER drummer Doc] together with Doc's friends. This is devastating. I have no words... "His family officially announced that only them, ...

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UNLEASHED To Film UP FROM THE GROUND Performance For Upcoming DVD

According to a posting on their official web site, legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be filming their performance at next week's (August 26-27) Up From The Ground festival in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. UNLEASHED had previously shot their July 1 concert at the With Full Force festival ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Attero Totus Sanctus", due in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records USA. The CD will be released in Europe on October 24 via Regain Records. DARK FUNERAL's new album was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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God the Lux - VESANIA

Featuring members Daray (drums, percussion) and Orion (guitar, vocals) of VADER and BEHEMOTH, respectively, Poland's VESANIA is no side project. The duo formed the symphonic black/death metal band in 1997, years before either man joined the ranks of the Polish elite. On "God the Lux", the follow-up to 2003's "Firefrost Arcanum" (Empire Records), Orion and ...

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SOUND RIOT RECORDS Launches New Web Site

Portuguese record label Sound Riot Records has launched a new official web site at this location. A posting on the site reads as follows: "Sound Riot Records was founded in March 1994. The small company started as a mailorder service in the Brazil distributing demo-tapes and 7" EPs of bands such as: MOONSPELL, ...

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VESANIA Announce New Guitarist

Polish black metal masters VESANIA, featuring Orion (BEHEMOTH) and Daray (VADER), have posted the following message on their official web site: "After a month of everyday work, we've finally finished the rehearsals with new guitarist. Now we can easily and surely inform you all, that the new musician is Valeo, known from the bands SAMMATH ...

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KING DIAMOND To Tour Europe Next Spring

KING DIAMOND are currently in talks about embarking on a possible European tour in April/May 2006. "No shows have been booked so far," reads a posting on the group's web site. "There is no reliable information available until posted here." Vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque are expected to begin writing songs later in ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Album Title, Release Date Set

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have set "Attero Totus Sanctus" as the title of their new studio album, due on October 24 via Regain Records. DARK FUNERAL's new album is being produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. The CD will feature a guest appearance ...

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DARK FUNERAL Resume Recording New Album

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have posted the following message on their official web site: "On Monday, August the 8th, after a three-week break, we will finally return to Dug-Out Studio [in Uppsala, Sweden] and resume the work on our new, yet untitled full-length album. We expect to have our new Satanic Symphony mixed and ...

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MORTIIS Comments On BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour

Norwegian industrial rock band MORTIIS have commented on their participation in the 2005 Blackest of the Black Tour. The Blackest of the Black line-up features DANZIG (joined by former MISFITS member Doyle Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics), CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, and THE AGONY SCENE. "I think it's a very interesting ...

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DARK FUNERAL Watches Now Available

Crave Trendware is currently selling several officially licensed watches from Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL. Other artists whose watches are being sold through Crave include CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DARKTHRONE, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), DIMMU BORGIR, DIO, KATATONIA, KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MY DYING BRIDE, NAPALM DEATH, NILE, OPETH, RUSH, SHADOWS ...

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BEHEMOTH Complete Work On 'Slaves Shall Serve' Video

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have once again joined forces with Joanna Rechnio, one of the leading video producers in Poland (who also directed BEHEMOTH's "Conquer All" clip), to shoot a video for the song "Slaves Shall Serve" from their latest album, "Demigod". Due to controversial scenes in the clip, MTV has reportedly requested a "soft" ...

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ONSLAUGHT: New Lineup Revealed

More information has surfaced about the reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT, which will be teaming up with EXODUS, OCCULT, KATAKLYSM, UNLEASHED, BEHEMOTH, and PRIMORDIAL for the X-Mass Festivals 2005 European tour in December. Joining guitarist Nige Rockett, drummer Steve Grice, vocalist Sy Keeler and bassist Jim Hinder will be the group's ...

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BEHEMOTH Re-Launch Official Web Site

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have just completed work on a new design of their official web site, www.behemoth.pl. The new web site was is the result of a collaboration between BEHEMOTH's graphic designer, Graal, BEHEMOTH's webmaster, Manticore, and the band's vocalist and guitarist Nergal, who was in charge of the site's artistic direction. ...

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BEHEMOTH Comment On BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have confirmed their participation in the "Blackest of the Black" U.S. tour beginning in late September. BEHEMOTH will join headliners DANZIG alongside CHIMAIRA, HIMSA, MORTIIS and THE AGONY SCENE for what will be the group's third U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Demigod". The tour will kick off in ...

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BEHEMOTH Forced To Cancel SUMMER BLAST Festival Appearance

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at the Summer Blast Fest in Germany Friday (June 17) after getting into a car accident on the way to the German border. Commented mainman Nergal: "We took off Thursday night for Germany, but on the way to the border we all fell asleep…including ...

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2005 Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos from this weekend's Sweden Rock festival have been posted at the web site of the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet. Check them out: Thursday, June 9 (first day) photos: ACCEPT, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SAXON, STYX Friday, June 10 (second day) photos: OVERKILL, DREAM THEATER, ...

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DREAMSCAPES OF THE PERVERSE To Release 'Gignesthai' In September

Tribunal Records has set a September 13 release date for the new DREAMSCAPES OF THE PERVERSE CD, entitled "Gignesthai". Described as "a symphonic and masterfully crafted epic metal affair," "Gignesthai" features artwork by Mike Bohatch of Eyes Of Chaos (BEHEMOTH). The follow-up to 2002's "The Rise of Self" EP, "Gignesthai" will contain the following track ...

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BEHEMOTH Open For IRON MAIDEN At Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVAL

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have just kicked off the festival season with a recent performance at Mystic Festival in Poland. This biggest metal event in their home country took place on May 29 and was headlined by IRON MAIDEN. Commented mainman Nergal: "It was a real challenge. Both ideologically and stylistically, we were so different ...

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KOLDBORN To Record New Album In August

Danish death metallers KOLDBORN will enter Smart 'n' Hard studios on August 15 with producer Jacob Bredahl to begin recording their next album, tentatively due in early 2006. A rehearsal recording of a new track, entitled "Neural Bound", is available for download at this location. KOLDBORN's latest EP, "Devil of All Deals", was ...

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KING DIAMOND: No European Tour Planned

According to a posting on KING DIAMOND's official web site, there are currently no plans for the band to tour Europe this year. Vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque will soon begin writing songs for the next KING DIAMOND album, tentatively due in 2006. KING DIAMOND recently completed a U.S. tour with NILE, BEHEMOTH ...

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HELL-BORN Complete Work On New Album; Audio Samples Available

Polish black metallers HELL-BORN, featuring former members of BEHEMOTH and DAMNATION, have finished recording their fourth full-length album, entitled "Cursed Infernal Steel". The CD, which features 10 brand-new songs, was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland and is currently being shopped to interested labels by the group's management, Dragonight Agency. Two songs from the ...

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