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DARK TRANQUILLITY Announce New Album Title, Release Date

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have set "Character" as the title of their new full-length album, due on January 24 in Europe and January 25 in North America. An EP, entitled "Lost To Apathy", will precede the album on November 15. Both releases will surface through Century Media Records, who recently signed the band to a brand-new ...

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TROUBLE: Negotiating With Record Labels

According to a posting on the group's official web site, reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE are currently in negotiations with three different labels about the release of the band's recently completed uplugged CD, "Simple Mind Condition", as well as the upcoming full-length album, "Seven". "That is playing a big role in why the CD is not ...

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KREATOR To Film Club Show For German TV

German thrashers KREATOR will play an exclusive show at the Underground Club in Cologne, Germany on December 9. The show will be taped for the German TV show "Rockpalast". Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first served basis. The band will also perform at the Taksirat Festival in Skopje, Macedonia on ...

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NAPALM DEATH: 'Leaders Not Followers' To Receive Vinyl Release In Brazil

NAPALM DEATH's upcoming covers album, "Leaders Not Followers: Part 2", will be issued in Brazil as a limited-edition vinyl LP via local label Liberation Records. Longtime contributors to the hardcore/metal scene, Liberation's release of this album brings NAPALM back to their hardcore roots of do-it-yourself punk ethics. Due on October 5 via Century Media Records, ...

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KREATOR Set Title, Release Date For New Album

German thrashers KREATOR have set "Enemy of God" as the title of their new album, due in Europe and South America on January 10 and North America on January 11 via SPV Records. A limited-edition version of the CD will come with a bonus DVD containing a "making of" documentary and video clips. Artwork duties ...

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OBLITERATION Guitarist Forms New Thrash Metal Band CREMAINS

OBLITERATION rhythm guitarist Cesar Vallejo has formed a brand-new thrash metal band called CREMAINS. The group's current lineup is as follows: Cesar Vallejo (OBLITERATION) - Bass Christian Vallejo (live/session bass for OBLITERATION) - Guitars Gabe Mera (MYSELF AM HELL, ACTIVATOR) – Guitars Javier Medina (BLOOD OF KINGS, SUN DESCENDS) - Drums The band, whose musical ...

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NAPALM DEATH Enter Studio To Record New Album

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are currently preparing to record their forthcoming studio album. Commenting on why the band chose to record in Wales, vocalist Barney Greenway had this to say: "The studio is called Foel Studios in the town of Foel, North Wales (PORCUPINE TREE, OZRIC TENTACLES), and is owned by the original bass ...

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TROUBLE: More Delays For 'Unplugged' CD

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have posted the following message on their web site: "The new TROUBLE unplugged CD 'Simple Mind Condition' has turned out to be anything but SIMPLE. Computer crashes, lost files, and anything else that can stand in the way has (it’s almost as if something is trying to keep it from coming ...

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NEVERMORE: 'I, Voyager' Video Posted Online

NEVERMORE's video for the track "I, Voyager", off their most recent album, "Enemies Of Reality", has been posted online at Launch.com. Check it out here. The clip was directed by Kevin Leonard, who has previously worked with HATE ETERNAL and HIMSA, among others. As previously reported, NEVERMORE are scheduled to follow up ...

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PURE INC. To Release Debut Album In September, Hit The Road With MSG

Swiss rockers PURE INC. will release their self-titled full-length debut on September 13 through AFM Records. Produced by former CORONER/KREATOR axeman Tommy Vetterli, "Pure Inc." "demonstrates another major advance in the band's craft, blending mainstream rock with modern ferocity," according to a press release. "Gorgeous tunes highlight acute social commentary and heartfelt tales of life ...

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SUSPERIA To Embark On Extensive European Tour

Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA have confirmed details of a major European tour in support of the recently released "Unlimited" album. The band are set to team up with fellow Norwegians MORTIIS on a double headline package under the banner of "The Unlimited Grudge Tour 2004". Starting in the U.K. on September 15, the tour will run ...

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GOATWHORE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "We are all very excited about this and will be doing a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid-2005," the band said in a statement. "This ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Comments On KREATOR Guest Appearance

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has commented on his guest appearance on the new KREATOR album. Amott has recorded a solo for the song "Murder Fantasies", to be included on KREATOR's upcoming CD, tentatively due in January 2005 through SPV Records. Says Amott: "This is something I was really happy to do. I get offered ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Records Guest Solo For New KREATOR CD

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has recorded a guest solo for the song "Murder Fantasies" off the upcoming KREATOR album, tentatively due January 2005 through SPV Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution", which is being recorded and mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap, is being described by Petrozza ...

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KREATOR: New Album Track Listing Revealed

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza has revealed the track listing for the group's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution", tentatively due January 2005 through SPV Records. The CD, which is being recorded and mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap, is being described by Petrozza as "pure brutal thrash! Tons of fast ...

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ZYKLON Members Participate In WINDIR Tribute

ZYKLON's Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), both formerly of EMPEROR, recently participated in a WINDIR tribute along with Cosmocrator (MINDGRINDER) and Invictus (DISIPLIN). They recorded a "brutal" cover version of a WINDIR track in honor of late WINDIR singer Valfar. It will be released on a WINDIR tribute album this fall. In other news, ZYKLON ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY Festival

German thrashers KREATOR are the latest band to be confirmed for the Hole in the Sky festival, a four-day event set to be held August 25-28 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: DANZIG KREATOR ENTOMBED VADER KATATONIA ZYKLON SUSPERIA ...

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TROUBLE Complete Work On Unplugged CD

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have set "Simple Mind Condition" as the title of their unplugged CD, which is set to be available via the band's official web site before the end of the month. The effort, which contains acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, was remixed by Vinny ...

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KREATOR In The Studio: Video Posted Online

A 38-second Quicktime clip of German thrashers KREATOR laying down the basic tracks for their brand-new album at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap has been posted online at this location (3.6 MB). The band are expected to record 12 songs towards the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution", tentatively ...

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