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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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BEHEMOTH Nominated For 'Best Underground Band' At METAL HAMMER AWARDS

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have been nominated in the "Best Underground Band" category by U.K. magazine Metal Hammer. Also competing in this category are MASTODON, MESHUGGAH, MORTIIS and EXTOL. The award ceremony will take place on June 13 at London's Astoria. BEHEMOTH will be kicking off a 33-date run in North America alongside NILE, BLACK ...

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CHIMAIRA Pull Out Of Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING; MEGADETH, MADBALL Others Added To Bill

CHIMAIRA and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have cancelled their participation in this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Meanwhile, MADBALL have re-confirmed their appearance at the festival, along with latest additions MEGADETH, SKITSOTY, TERROR, AMEN, PRO-PAIN, DRAGONFORCE, GOREFEST, PETER PAN SPEEDROCK and SIRENIA. The billing for the 10th-anniversary ...

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GOREFEST And SIRENIA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

GOREFEST and SIRENIA have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SYSTEM OF A DOWN WITHIN TEMPTATION PAPA ROACH HELMET ALTER BRIDGE KREATOR CHIMAIRA ...

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NAPALM DEATH And FREAK KITCHEN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

NAPALM DEATH and FREAK KITCHEN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANGRA ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: MÖTLEY CRÜE ACCEPT SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABOS KANSAS DREAM THEATER MEGADETH STATUS QUO ...

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BEHEMOTH: Tour Update

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have completed nearly 100 shows in support to their latest album, "Demigod", and are still hungry for more. Frontman Nergal checked in with the following message before crossing the Russian border: "This is insane. I know. But we can do nothing bout the fact that we love what we do and ...

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SLAYER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLAYER, CALIBAN, CHIMAIRA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, H20, IMMOLATION, MADBALL, METAL CHURCH, MURPHY'S LAW, PRIMAL FEAR, WITHIN TEMPTATION and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL ...

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ROB ROCK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANTHRAX BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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