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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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KOLDBORN: New Song Posted Online

Danish death metallers KOLDBORN have posted the following message on their official web site: "Yeahhhhh, more songs are getting ready, and it's definately the best material, we've ever written. The fact that we now have a full steady lineup really kicks major ass for us! "Check out the the new rehearsal track 'Neural Bound' we've ...

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SARGATANAS REIGN: New Album Due In June

Blooddawn Productions/Regain Records has set a June 20 release date for the sophomore album from Swedish death metallers SARGATANAS REIGN, entitled "Bloodwork". The follow-up to 2002's "Euthanasia...Last Resort" (I Hate Records) was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson (MARDUK, OVERFLASH). Mastering duties were handled by Peter In de Betou (DIMMU ...

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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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DARK FUNERAL Prepare To Enter Studio

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "Monday is the day we've all been waiting for! Hell yeah, Monday we will finally enter Dug-Out Studios [in Uppsala, Sweden] with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) to begin the work and recording of our ...

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VESANIA Sign With NAPALM RECORDS

Polish black metal masters VESANIA, featuring Orion (BEHEMOTH) and Daray (VADER), have inked a three-album deal with Napalm Records. The group's "dark, brutal, symphonic" sophomore album, "God the Lux", is scheduled for release on July 25. A huge promotional campaign will coincide with the release, including the filming of two video clips, advertisements in the ...

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AUDIOSLAVE And 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' To Take Over Hollywood

Rock behemoth AUDIOSLAVE is set to deliver their powerful sound to the heart of Los Angeles when the group shuts down Hollywood Boulevard for an outdoor performance to be broadcast exclusively on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on May 18. The band's notoriously explosive live show is expected to attract as many as 10,000 fans eager ...

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METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS Awards: Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 2005 Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the U.K.'s most prestigious rock and metal awards ceremony, were announced on Wednesday (April 20). On Monday, June 13, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods will relocate to the heartland of London's rock mecca, the London Astoria, for its third annual honors ceremony. Organized by Metal Hammer ...

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'Throat Problem' Forces KING DIAMOND's Philadelphia Cancellation

KING DIAMOND have cancelled their show at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Monday night (April 18) after the group's frontman/namesake came down with a "throat problem," according to the venue's box office. The remaining acts on the tour — NILE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and BEHEMOTH — have not been affected by the cancellation and ...

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France's FURY FEST: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule has been announced for the 2005 edition of Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: Main Stage: 00.15 - 1.15 JELLO BIAFRA AND THE MELVINS 22.30 - 23.15 ANTHRAX 21.00 - 21.45 MILLENCOLIN 19.30 - 20.15 ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Confirmed For Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVAL

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed for the Mystic Festival, set to take place May 29 at Stadium Slaski in Chorzow, Poland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: IRON MAIDEN NIGHTWISH KREATOR BEHEMOTH PRIMAL FEAR FRONTSIDE DRAGONFORCE PRIMAL FEAR are scheduled to begin recording their new album this month at House ...

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