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HATESPHERE To Support KORN In Denmark

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed as the support act for KORN on September 14 at the Valby Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. HATESPHERE will release their new album, "The Sickness Within", in the U.S. on September 27 via SPV Records (one day earlier internationally). The follow-up to 2004's "Ballet of the Brute" was recorded in ...

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BENEDICTUM Complete Work On Debut Album

San Diego, CA epic power metal band BENEDICTUM have finished mixing their debut album, "Uncreation", for a late October release via Locomotive Music. The album was produced by Jeff Pilson (ex-DIO, DOKKEN) and mixed by Pilson and former WARLOCK bassist Tommy Henriksen under the ZuZu Recordings Ltd. banner, with artwork supplied by Romanian-born artist Mircea ...

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HATESPHERE Finalize 'The Sickness Within' Track Listing

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Sickness Within", due in the U.S. on September 27 via SPV Records (one day earlier internationally). HATESPHERE's follow-up to 2004's "Ballet of the Brute" was recorded in part at Jailhouse Studios with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS). Guitars and bass were ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist To Guest On New HATESPHERE CD

NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-TESTAMENT) has completed a guest solo for the upcoming HATESPHERE CD, "The Sickness Within", due on September 26 via SPV Records. Smyth recorded his contribution to the song "Marked by Darkness" at Signal Creative Studios in London with engineer Gareth. HATESPHERE's follow-up to 2004's "Ballet of the Brute" was recorded in ...

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HATESPHERE Complete Work On New Album

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have set "The Sickness Within" as the title of their upcoming album, due on September 26 via SPV Records. HATESPHERE entered Jailhouse Studios with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS) on June 5 to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's "Ballet of the Brute". Guitars and bass were recorded at Hansen Studios ...

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ABORTED Announce New Guitarist

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have announced the addition of guitarist Stephane Souteyrand (YYRKOON) to the group's ranks. "Stef's first shows are this weekend on none less than the Fury Fest and the Graspop festivals," vocalist Sven de Caluwé writes on the group's web site. "We can't wait to get on the road this weekend ...

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Instinct - EKTOMORF

I'd always heard EKTOMORF were SOULFLY rip-offs, but I reserved judgment until I could actually hear one of the band's albums. Having now heard "Instinct", I must say that the word on the street is pretty damn accurate. Cloning SEPULTURA or SOULFLY may not be a bad thing if you're a fan of either band. ...

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KREATOR Working On 'Enemy Of God' DVD

German thrashers KREATOR have just returned from Morocco, where they performed a 90-minute set in front of an audience of 20,000 people as the first metal band that has ever played the country. Commented frontman Mille Petrozza: "For the first time since January, we have three weeks off! Time to rest a little bit and ...

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HATESPHERE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

According to a posting on their official web site, Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. HATESPHERE will play the Metal Hammer Party Zelt on Thursday August 4 at 11:00 p.m. HATESPHERE's summer festival schedule is now shaping ...

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ABORTED To Film 'Dead Wreckoning' Video

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have posted the following message on their official web site: "OK, everyone, so we did the shows as a four-piece [following the departure of guitarist Bart Vergaert] and everything went smooth. Thanks to everyone for coming out & being supportive! We are working on a new guy & we'll make ...

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OPETH And SKINDRED Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

OPETH and SKINDRED have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: AMON AMARTH ANOREXIA NERVOSA ATROCITY BARCODE BEHEMOTH BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN DARK TRANQUILLITY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ...

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HATESPHERE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. HATESPHERE will perform on Sunday, June 26 between 1:20 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Marquee II stage. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: ...

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ABORTED: Guitarist BART VERGAERT Quits

Guitarist Bart Vergaert has left Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED. "Bart wanted to start his own band and was tired of playing this kind of music," the band write on their web site. "After Bart decided to call it quits with ABORTED he also decided that he didn't want to participate in the booked shows," ...

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HATESPHERE To Appear On Danish TV

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have posted the following message on their official web site: "HATESPHERE will appear on Danish national television, DR2, on Friday [May] 13th at 23.00, in the program called 'Musikprogrammet'. Jacob [Bredahl, vocals] will be the special guest in the studio, and live and backstage material from the recent tour with MORBID ANGEL ...

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HATESPHERE To Enter Studio In Early June

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE will enter Jailhouse Studios with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS) on June 5 to begin recording their next full-length album, tentatively due late September/early October via Steamhammer/SPV. Guitars and bass will be recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR). This dynamic duo was also responsible ...

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ROTTING CHRIST, R.O.T.S., NECRONOMICON Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

ROTTING CHRIST, R.O.T.S. (RIDERS OF THE STORM) and NECRONOMICON are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST BELPHEGOR DARK AGE DEFLESHED DISINFECT EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY ...

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BELPHEGOR And DISINFECT Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

BELPHEGOR and DISINFECT are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST BELPHEGOR DARK AGE DEFLESHED DISINFECT EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KOLDBRANN MISERY INDEX MNEMIC MY DARKEST ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Film 'The New Build' Video

Swedish thrashers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "We've just finished the last gig of the KREATOR / EKTOMORF / HATESPHERE tour and would like to send a warm 'thank you!' to everyone involved; our new friends in the bands, the crew and of course everyone that attended the ...

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EKTOMORF Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME Festival

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Aerodrome festival, set to take place May 26-28 at Civitas Nova in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD BLIND PETITION BUNFIRE SQUAD CLAWFINGER CLIENT DOG EAT DOG DOGMA EDO MAAJKA EKTOMORF INCUBUS ...

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HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC, MISERY INDEX Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC and MISERY INDEX are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST DARK AGE DEFLESHED EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KOLDBRANN MISERY INDEX MNEMIC MY DARKEST ...

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