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FALL OF SERENITY Explain Tour Cancellation

German death metallers FALL OF SERENITY have issued the following statement explaining their decision to drop off the European tour with HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND: "So we are not on tour with the cool people of HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND anymore. We were forced to do this decision together ...

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FALL OF SERENITY Drop Off HATE ETERNAL European Tour

German death metallers FALL OF SERENITY have been forced to drop off the European tour with HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND. According to a press release from the band's record label, Lifeforce Records, "There were several reasons" why FALL OF SERENITY decided not to continue with the tour. "FALL OF SERENITY is very ...

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AMON AMARTH: Studio Update

Swedish Viking death metal heroes AMON AMARTH have entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their sixth full-length album. The band will record all through May until June 14 with producer Jens Bogren. The as-yet-untitled CD is scheduled for release in September via Metal Blade Records. Commented the band in a posting ...

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MORBID ANGEL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Long-running extreme metallers MORBID ANGEL have lined up the following festival appearances and club shows in Europe this summer: Aug. 05 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, GER Aug. 07 - Monsters Of Rock Festival - Kavarna, BUL Aug. 12 - Brutal Assault Festival - Svojsice, CZR Aug. 14 - Planet Music - Vienna, AUT ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

HELLFUELED have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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AMON AMARTH: 'We Still Have The Gods On Our Side!'

Swedish Viking death metal heroes AMON AMARTH have entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their sixth full-length album. The band will record all through May until June 14 with producer Jens Bogren. The as-yet-untitled CD is scheduled for release in September via Metal Blade Records. Commented the band in a posting ...

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SATYRICON Pull Out Of Slovenia's METALCAMP; KREATOR, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Step In

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Commented the festival organizers: "Asking [the band's tour agency] for the reasons for the cancellation of the performance, we only got evasive answers and the certainty [is] that SATYRICON prefer to ...

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AMON AMARTH: 'Wrath Of The Norsemen' Delayed Again

Metal Blade Records have once again been forced to postpone the release date of the AMON AMARTH DVD, "Wrath of the Norsemen" — this time to May 29 (May 26 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland) from the previously announced May 15 — due to "technical reasons." The three-disc set will be released in a deluxe 10-page ...

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AMON AMARTH Begin Recording New Album

Swedish Viking death metal heroes AMON AMARTH have entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their sixth full-length album. The band will record all through May until June 14 with producer Jens Bogren. There will be frequent updates with pictures from the recordings on their homepage, www.amonamarth.com. The as-yet-untitled CD ...

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CROWPATH Recording Material For Split Single

Swedish metalcore act CROWPATH have posted the following message on their official web site: "We've been recording some new stuff this weekend at the Berno Studios [THE HAUNTED, DEFLESHED, GOD DETHRONED, AMON AMARTH, KAAMOS] [in Malmö, Sweden] with [engineer] Andy Andersson. One of the songs will be released on a split 7" with SWARRRM from ...

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SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, BLIND PETITION and ASTERIUS have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL ...

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MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE ...

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AMON AMARTH: 'Wrath Of The Norsemen' DVD Delayed

Due to "technical reasons," Metal Blade Records has been forced to postpone the release date of the AMON AMARTH DVD, "Wrath of the Norsemen", to May 15 (May 12 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland) from the previously announced April 24. As previously reported, the three-disc set will be released in a deluxe 10-page digipack with special ...

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FALL OF SERENITY: 'Bloodred Salvation' E-Card Available

An e-card for FALL OF SERENITY's upcoming Lifeforce Records debut, "Bloodred Salvation", is now available at this location. According to a press release, "Bloodred Salvation" "combines brutal assaults, blistering guitar work, scathing vocal and pummeling percussive violence intertwined with fine electronic details that melt down to a unique alliance of stainless METAL steel!" ...

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FALL OF SERENITY Complete Work On 'Bloodred Salvation'

German death metallers FALL OF SERENITY have completed work on their Lifeforce Records debut record, "Bloodred Salvation", due on May 12 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and on May 15 in the rest of Europe. According to a press release, "Bloodred Salvation" "combines brutal assaults, blistering guitar work, scathing vocal and pummeling percussive violence intertwined ...

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SATYRICON, CALIBAN, MAROON Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP 2006 Festival

SATYRICON, CALIBAN and MAROON have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Meanwhile, SAXON cancelled their participation in the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS ...

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VREID, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

VREID and CALIBAN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR ...

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New Bands Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

BAREHANDED (Slovenia), INMATE (Slovenia), MORTIFERA (Slovenia), SKORBUT (Slovenia), EVIL BARDS (Italy), OUTCRY (Italy), BLEAK ORIGIN (Switzerland), SEPSIS (Austria) and XENESTHIS (Austria) have been confirmed for the "Talent Forum Stage" at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main ...

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WHITESNAKE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

WHITESNAKE have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END OF GREEN FINNTROLL ...

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MIKE PATTON's PEEPING TOM: Album Details Revealed

Ipecac Records has announced the final track listing for former FAITH NO MORE's upcoming self-titled album as PEEPING TOM, which will be released May 30. According to Billboard.com, the set was pieced together by swapping song files through the mail with collaborators like Norah Jones ("Sucker"), Kool Keith ("Getaway") and MASSIVE ATTACK ("Kill ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's HELLFLAME Festival

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the Hellflame festival, set to take place September 2 in Osnabrück, Germany. No other bands have yet been announced for the festival. As previously reported, UNLEASHED filmed their entire performance at the Up From The Ground festival (August 26-27, 2005) for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due ...

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