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VADER Singer's Solo Project To Record New Promo CD

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, are tentatively scheduled to enter Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland in November/December to record a three-song demo. Although the band's lineup has yet to be solidified, the vocal duties will likely be handled by Grzegorz Kupczyk (CETI, TURBO). No further information is available at this time. ...

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AFTER ALL To Support AGENT STEEL In Holland, Belgium

Belgium's AFTER ALL will embark on a three-date mini-tour of Holland and Belgium in late October as special guests of legendary U.S. metallers AGENT STEEL. Upcoming AFTER ALL tour dates: Oct. 18 – Brugge, BEL @ Magdalenazaal (w/ RED ZEBRA, SPACEMAN SPIFF, THE CHUMPS) Oct. 25 – Roeselare, BEL @ Bang Your Brain Festival (w/ ...

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Convicted - CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

As much as we here at BLABBERMOUTH.NET cannot condone gratuitous ass-kissing, Relapse deserve a sloppy smacker on the rump for getting this reissue out fifteen years after the fact. Back when it was slightly taboo for hardcore punk and metal to be jumping into bed together, bands such as D.R.I., CRUMBSUCKERS and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER were ...

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KREATOR: New Studio Album To Be Recorded In May 2004

German thrashers KREATOR will enter the studio in May 2004 to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late next year through SPV Records. The band are currently preparing for the "Art Of Noise Part 2" tour (also featuring NILE, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE), which is scheduled to kick off on October 1 in ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Covers Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

NAPALM DEATH have pushed back the projected release date of their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", to early 2004 through the band's own Feto label. "[We're] finally gonna get the mixing underway next week which is a relief," writes bassist Shane Embury on the band's web site. As previously reported, "Leaders ...

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ARCH ENEMY Conquer European Charts

ARCH ENEMY's latest CD, "Anthems Of Rebellion", has entered the national charts in several European countries. Current chart positions are as follows: German Media Control Charts: #69 Swedish Album Charts: #76 Dutch Top 100: #97 Greek Rock/Metal Charts: #1 Finnish Album Charts: #42 "Anthems Of Rebellion" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered at Backstage Studios ...

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TROUBLE: 'Unplugged' Details Revealed

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have announced the track listing for their forthcoming "Unplugged" CD, which is currently being recorded at a Chicago-area studio. According to the band's official web site, www.newtrouble.com, "Unplugged" will contain acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, at least one of which was ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Audio History Posted Online

A 50-minute audio documentary of the history of NAPALM DEATH — as told in their own words by former drummer Mick Harris and bassist Shane Embury — has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, NAPALM DEATH's upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", is due before the end ...

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TROUBLE To Enter Studio This Weekend!

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE, who recently replaced longtime bassist Ron Holzner with Chuck Robinson (formerly of THIS TORTURED SOUL), will enter the studio on Saturday, August 9 to begin recording a seven-track acoustic compilation of classic TROUBLE material. The as-yet-untitled EP, which will also include a brand-new song written by Robinson and singer Eric Wagner, ...

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VADER's 'Blood' To Arrive Earlier Than Expected

Polish death metallers VADER will issue a new mini-CD, titled "Blood", on September 22 — a month earlier than the originally announced October 20 release date. The seven-song effort will contain two new songs, "We Wait" and "Shape-shifting", which were recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr ...

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TROUBLE To Record New Album In October

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE, who recently replaced longtime bassist Ron Holzner with Chuck Robinson (formerly of THIS TORTURED SOUL), are set to enter the studio in October with producer Vincent Wojno (MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR, KONKHRA) to record their long-awaited new album, titled "Seven". According to frontman Eric Wagner, 15 songs have been written so far ...

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NAPALM DEATH Finalize Track Listing For 'Leaders Not Followers 2'

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have finalized the track listing for their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". The album, due before the end of the year through the band's own Feto label, will include the following cuts: 01. CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – "Lowlife" 02. OFFENDERS – "Face Down In The Dirt" 03. ...

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VADER Set Release Date For New Mini-CD

Polish death metallers VADER have set an October 20 European release date through Metal Blade Records for their new mini-CD, entitled "Blood". The seven-song effort will reportedly contain two new songs, "We Wait" and "Shape-shifting", which will be recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign ...

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KREATOR's 'Live Kreation' Enters German Charts At No. 59!

KREATOR's first-ever live album, "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory", has entered the German Media Control charts at No. 59. The CD features 24 tracks of the group's inimitable, blue-collared "extreme aggression," recorded around the world and produced by renowned knob-smith Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, FOZZY, SKINLAB). KREATOR will be teaming up with NILE, ...

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VADER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Polish death metallers VADER have parted ways with bassist Simon and have replaced him with Novy (ex-BEHEMOTH/DEVILYN). VADER will play their first show with the new lineup on July 19 in the Czech Republic. VADER will take part in this fall's "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with additional support from KREATOR, AMON ...

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GOATWHORE Explain Show Cancellations

New Orleans-based GOATWHORE, the band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have issued the following statement via their official web site: "We would like to explain a few show cancellations from our recent tour with IMMOLATION. We were having van troubles on the West Coast and ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: ROCK HARD Photos Posted Online

Several photos taken during CIRCLE II CIRCLE's appearance at this month's Rock Hard Festival have been posted online at this location. The two-day event, which took place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, featured additional performances from such acts as SAXON, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANDLEMASS, NEVERMORE, KREATOR and ANTHRAX, ...

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KREATOR: DVD Trailer Posted Online

German thrash metal pioneers KREATOR have posted a trailer for their upcoming "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory" DVD at their official web site. Check it out: Hi-Speed, Lo-Speed. "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory", due in North America on July 22 through SPV (June 23 in the rest of the world), features ...

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NEVERMORE: ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Photos Posted Online

NEVERMORE have posted several photos taken during their appearance at last weekend's Rock Hard Festival at this location. The two-day event, which took place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, featured additional performances from such acts as SAXON, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANDLEMASS, KREATOR and ANTHRAX, among others. NEVERMORE's new ...

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NILE, KREATOR, VADER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with support from KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 01 – Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX Oct. 02 - Villa Real Center - Mc. Allen, TX Oct. 03 - The Backroom - ...

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VADER Set Tentative Title For Upcoming EP

Polish death metallers VADER have set "Blood" as the tentative title for their forthcoming EP, due in the fall through Metal Blade Records. The seven-song effort will reportedly contain two new songs, including the title track, and will be recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr Lukaszewski ...

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BOLT THROWER Pull Out Of Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

British death metal veterans BOLT THROWER have pulled out of this weekend's Rock Hard festival in order to allow vocalist Dave Ingram to be present for the impending birth of his first child (his wife's original due date was said to have been ten days ago). The organizers of the event — set to take ...

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NILE, KREATOR, VADER: First Tour Dates Announced

The first few dates have been announced for the forthcoming "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with support from KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE. The trek, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off on Sept. 30 and conclude on Oct. 27, will include the following stops: Oct. 05 - Club 101 - ...

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NILE/KREATOR/VADER Tour Gets A Name

The forthcoming North American tour featuring NILE, KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE has been dubbed "Art of Noise 2". The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in late September, will feature NILE in the headlining slot. More information will be made available soon. ...

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