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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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NAPALM DEATH: CENTURY MEDIA Deal Officially Confirmed

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively revealed on May 6, Century Media Records have now officially announced that they have signed British extreme metal legends NAPALM DEATH to a worldwide deal (excluding Japan). The first release under the new alliance will be the follow-up album to the "Leaders Not Followers" EP, the long-awaited collection of covers, ...

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Incorporated - GRIP INC.

Despite the ever-presence of moonlighting SLAYER man Dave Lombardo, and as much as they may have claimed to be pushing the envelope of thrash, GRIP INC. have never made anywhere near the impression they would've liked to. And with vocalist Gus Chambers on the verge of leaving over creative issues a couple of years back, ...

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AFTER ALL Complete Work On New Album

On May 14, Begium's AFTER ALL completed the recording of the their fifth full-length album, "The Vermin Breed". The CD is set for release this fall. Like its predecessor, "Mercury Rising", "The Vermin Breed" was recorded and mixed by veteran producer Harris Johns at his Spiderhouse Studio in Berlin, Germany. Harris is best known for ...

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KREATOR To Begin Recording New Album

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will enter Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap on May 21 to record 12 Songs for the group's long-awaited new studio album, tentatively due in the fall. Commented Sneap: "I am currently being held captive in Essen Germany, I figured if I start digging the tunnel with the ...

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NAPALM DEATH Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

British extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The group's first release through the label is expected to be the long-completed collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". Commented NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway: "I'm very happy to announce that NAPALM DEATH ...

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KREATOR Complete Rough Versions Of Seven New Songs

The following update was posted at KREATOR's official web site: "The songwriting process of the new KREATOR album is slowly but surely taking form! Those who've already heard some material describe it as complex, intense, fast, violent and melodic." Commented KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza: "Dear friends. Writing and arranging a new record is always exciting, ...

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EDGUY: 'Hellfire Club' Bonus Track To feature KREATOR Frontman

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet has posted the following message regarding the bonus tracks on the band's upcoming album, "Hellfire Club", due on March 15 through Nuclear Blast Records: "The first pressing of the 'Hellfire Club' album will contain two additional songs: no crappy tracks of course, but just real good stuff. One of the bonus ...

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THE GATHERING, Concert Promoter Engage In War Of Words Over Toronto Show Cancellation

Holland's THE GATHERING have accused the owners of a Toronto venue and associated concert promoters of trying to "rip [them] off financially" during their recent appearance in the city. THE GATHERING's second Toronto show (Feb. 14), originally announced on Wednesday (Feb. 11) as a last-minute replacement for their canceled New York (L'Amour) date, was called ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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AFTER ALL: Video Posted Online

Belgium's AFTER ALL have posted their video for the track "Descending Pain" online at this location (size 12.7 MB). The clip was produced by Michel Maréchal and AFTER ALL and was directed and edited by Michel Maréchal. "Descending Pain" comes off the group's latest CD, "Mercury Rising" (Mausoleum Records), which was produced by ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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AFTER ALL: New Album To Be Released In Russia

Belgium's AFTER ALL will have their latest CD, "Mercury Rising", released in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) and the Baltic States through CD Maximum Records. The track listing will be the same as the on the European version, but some artwork details will be different. More information is available here. ...

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Tempo of the Damned - EXODUS

By the time EXODUS split up in the early '90s, they had all but lost their steam, their latter-day recorded output serving as little more than a painful reminder of the fact that the band would never recapture the magic that had made their first couple of efforts such classics in the thrash metal genre. ...

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KREATOR: New Album Update

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Dear friends. Just came back from Romania, very cool show, fantastic audience! This was definitely the last show of the Violent Revolution tour and I want to thank all of you for making 2003 another great year in the history ...

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Report: Death Metal Comes Alive

Sean Piccoli of Sun-Sentinel.com reports that Brian Woody was by his own account a kid in a foul mood — an uprooted child of divorce living with his mother and sharing a bedroom with his brother. One day in those cramped environs he noticed a cassette tape lying on his brother's bed. He put it ...

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Thrash Documentary To Be Made Available On DVD

"Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, is scheduled to be completed in early 2004. An expanded DVD version with "tons" of bonus footage is in the works for late 2004. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, KREATOR, ...

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