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BEHEMOTH Frontman Checks In From U.S. Tour

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH are halfway through the West Coast leg of their U.S. "Demigod" tour. Commented frontman Nergal: "We have done 13 shows so far and I must say that's the best U.S. tour so far. Things are going very smoothly… All the Arizona shows went good, as usual. But California was nothing but ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SYSTEM OF A DOWN 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 RUDI PELL BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIO DREAM THEATER ENSLAVED EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER IN ...

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DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Poland's METALFEST

Legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for the second edition of MetalFest, set to take place July 1-2 in Goleniow, Poland. Supporting the metal legends will be some of the best Polish metal acts, including ROOTWATER, CHAINSAW, CORRUPTION and the death metal icons BEHEMOTH. Also planned for the festival is a battle of young ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BEHEMOTH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BEHEMOTH and SAVOY BROWN 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 BEHEMOTH BLACKFOOT BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CANDLEMASS CRYSTAL EYES DIO DREAM ...

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Armageddon's Evolution - CRIONICS

It's getting to the point where I almost expect an album from a Polish extreme metal band to be of the utmost quality. The list is a long one: VADER, DECAPITATED, YATTERING, HATE, ESQARIAL, SPINAL CORD, SCEPTIC, BEHEMOTH, LOST SOUL, and the subject of this review, CRIONICS. "Armageddon's Evolution" is yet another outstanding release from ...

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MISFITS Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

MISFITS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the With Full Force festival, set to be held July 1-3 at Airfield Roitzschjora in Löbnitz (near Leipzig), Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: 7 SECONDS AMULET ANTI FLAG BARCODE BEATSTEAKS BEHEMOTH CARPATHIAN FOREST ...

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CRIONICS: U.S. Release Date Set For 'Armageddons Evolution'

Candlelight Records has set a March 8 U.S. release date for "Armageddons Evolution", the new album from Poland's CRIONICS. It is the second widely distributed full-length recording from the death/black metal band. With recording duties split between Cracow Lynx and Hertz Studios (DECAPITATED), tracks for "Armageddons Evolution" were laid down during the summer of 2004. ...

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SUFFOCATION: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

Reunited death metal legends SUFFOCATION have announced a headlining tour in support of their current release, "Souls to Deny". Support on select dates will be provided by CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEHEMOTH (Atlanta through Baltimore only) and DEVILINSIDE. The tour will kick off on January 17 in Nashville, TN and is expected to conclude February 27 in ...

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BEHEMOTH, AYREON, EXMORTEM, MNEMIC Members Name Highlights/Disappointments of 2004

Members of AYREON, FLOWER KINGS, EXMORTEM, KOLDBORN, MERCENARY, MANTICORA, URKRAFT, THE PSYKE PROJEKT, MNEMIC, BLAZING ETERNITY, SPECTRAL MORTUARY, VOLBEAT, KONKHRA, BEHEMOTH and JERKSTORE have provided Denmark's Antenna magazine with their personal Top Five highlights and biggest disappointments of 2004. Read the results here. The entire staff of Antenna has likewise listed its personal ...

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DEVILINSIDE Announce Lineup Changes

Minneapolis' DEVILINSIDE have announced the addition of drummer Dan Johnson (ex-WITH DEAD HANDS RISING), vocalist Joe Talbot (RICHARD PRYOR ON FIRE) and bassist Patrick Morris (DEMONICON) to the group's ranks. The band will be hitting the road for the better part of February and March, first heading out with SUFFOCATION and then with CRYPTOPSY. Confirmed ...

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KING DIAMOND, NILE: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour headlined by KING DIAMOND. Also appearing on the bill will be NILE, BEHEMOTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room Apr. 15 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues Apr. ...

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EXMORTEM Complete Filming Of New Video

In a break from preparations for their January 2005 tour of the U.K. with BEHEMOTH, Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have completed the filming for a new promo video for the song "Bitter Disciplin", taken from the forthcoming "Nihilistic Contentment" album. Speaking straight after the shoot, guitarist Sigtyr was enthused by what the band had achieved ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for next year's edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, a three-day metal and hardcore extravaganza set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are CRYPTOPSY, NIGHTWISH, BEHEMOTH, KING DIAMOND, NILE, MNEMIC, ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Conquer All' Video Posted Online

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have uploaded the video for the track "Conquer All", off their latest CD, "Demigod", at this location. The "Conquer All" clip was directed by Joanna Rechnio and "the whole filming session took us about 11 hours," BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal said in a statement. "I believe we did a great ...

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BEHEMOTH: Guadalajara Concert Cancelled

BEHEMOTH's previously announced performance in Guadalajara, Mexico on Friday, December 3 (which was also set to include EVILHEART and IGNIS ATRUM) was cancelled due to the band not being to arrive to the venue on time. The group's remaining Mexican dates will be unaffected by the cancellation: Dec. 04 - San Luis Potosi, México Dec. ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Comments On European Tour

Polish death metallers BEHEMOTH have just completed a 33-date European tour in support to their recent album, "Demigod". Frontman Nergal commented: "This tour was a blast. I could go on and talk for hours how good it was but I have to keep it brief...This was so far the best European tour we've done on ...

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KRISIUN Decimate Europe, Set Sights On U.S.

Brazilian purveyors of devastation KRISIUN have returned home after invading Europe igniting their ravenous legions of fans. Headlining Europe for the first time, the "Clash of the Demigods" tour took the Brazilians, who were supporting the European release of their new compilation album, "Bloodshed", across the continent playing more than 25 shows with BEHEMOTH, INCANTATION ...

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Swedish Metal Magazine CLOSE-UP Reveals Top Albums Of 2004

MASTODON's "Leviathan" has been named "Album of the Year" by the critics at Sweden's premiere metal/rock publication Close-Up. In the December/January issue, an array of musicians, including cover stars Robert Flynn from MACHINE HEAD and Anders Fridén from IN FLAMES (view cover here), discuss the music year 2004. MASTODON's "Leviathan" also made the ...

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EVILHEART To Support BEHEMOTH In Mexico

Mexican black/death metal band EVILHEART have been confirmed to support BEHEMOTH in Guadalajara, México on December 3. Also scheduled to appear are IGNIS ATRUM. View a flyer for the show at this location. EVILHEART's debut album, "Dark In Glory", was released in April through Green Maid Productions. ...

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