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DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL, and STRATOVARIUS are the latest acts confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. The acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL ...

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AFTER ALL To Support ANTHRAX In Europe

After their successful European tour with ANTHRAX in March, Belgium's AFTER ALL were invited to be the opening band on the second leg of ANTHRAX's tour of Europe in June. ANTHRAX will be paying a visit to Europe for the summer festivals, but in between festival dates the band will play a series of club ...

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KREATOR: Live DVD, CD Artwork Posted Online

German thrashers KREATOR have posted the cover artwork for their forthcoming double DVD and CD, "Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)" . Check them out (both courtesy of Andreas Marshall): DVD, CD. Band mainman Mille Petrozza spent three full months editing and mixing the material, which is scheduled to surface in the U.S. ...

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AFTER ALL/ANTHRAX: European Tour Photos Posted Online

Belgium's AFTER ALL filled the support slot at several dates on the recent European tour of veteran U.S. metallers ANTHRAX. Check out the pictures here. AFTER ALL's latest album, "Mercury Rising", was produced by Harris Johns, renowned for his work with VOIVOD and KREATOR, and was recorded at the Spiderhouse Studios in Berlin, ...

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KREATOR Set Release Date For Live CD/DVD

KREATOR have set a June 23 European release date for their upcoming double CD/DVD, "Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)" . Band mainman Mille Petrozza spent three full months editing and mixing the material, which is scheduled to surface in the U.S. on July 1. A video clip for the song "Phobia", taken from the forthcoming DVD, ...

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ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup and running order has been announced for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. It is as follows: Saturday, June 7: 01. GOD DETHRONED 02. TRIBE AFTER TRIBE 03. CIRCLE II CIRCLE (feat. guest appearance by Jon Oliva) 04. TROUBLE 05. ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

DEATH ANGEL are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will perform at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, which will include the only European appearance by the reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE. ...

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NAIL WITHIN Part Ways With Singer

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have parted ways with vocalist Yishai Sweartz. According to the group's official web site, Yishai decided to leave the band "due to personal reasons." A replacement singer has yet to be named. NAIL WITHIN's self-titled debut, which was produced by Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION) at Spiderhouse Studio in ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

KREATOR have replaced AMON AMARTH on the bill for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. No reason was given for AMON AMARTH's withdrawal from the event. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for ...

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KREATOR: 'Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)' DVD Details Announced

KREATOR's upcoming double DVD, "Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)", has finally been completed. Band mainman Mille Petrozza spent three full months editing and mixing the material, which is scheduled to surface in the summer. The complete track listing for the DVD is as follows: 01. The Patriarch 02. Violent Revolution 03. Reconquering The Throne 04. Extreme ...

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DESTRUCTION/KREATOR Russian Date Cancelled, SCHMIER Throws A Fit

DESTRUCTION and KREATOR's co-headlining show at Dynamo Sports Hall in Moscow, Russia on March 29 was cancelled by the Russian promoter because of problems with the venue. Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer: "This is ridiculous. Our German agent, All Access, will work no longer with this Russian agent! We've applied [for] our visas, we've ...

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KREATOR's MILLE Offers Update On Live CD/DVD

KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza has posted the following update via the band's official web site: "Dear friends, fans and supporters, "We currently spend a lot of time in the studio with [producer] Andy Sneap, listening to and mixing the material we've recorded on the last tour. Most of the songs came out great, well maybe ...

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NAIL WITHIN Announce New Drummer

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have announced the addition to the group's lineup of drummer Ido Levy. "Ido is a highly professional talented drummer, 25 years old, who played in the last years in bands as CAMAL JAMAL, BETRAYER and HUMAN SECTOR," reads a message on the band's official web site. NAIL WITHIN's self-titled ...

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KREATOR To Return For Another North American Tour

German thrash pioneers KREATOR have plans to return to North America for another tour later in the year, according to a posting on the World Management web site. KREATOR's upcoming live CD, "Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)" , was recently mixed by producer Andy Sneap for an early 2003 release through SPV Records. According to the ...

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NAIL WITHIN Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have inked a two-album deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's self-titled debut, which was produced by Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION) at Spiderhouse Studio in Lutte, Germany, is set to surface in February 2003. An 11-track effort, the album features guest appearances by KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza, ex-AT ...

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CENTINEX To Re-Release Back Catalog

Sweden's CENTINEX spent a day at Black Lounge Studios in early December editing and digitally mastering their back catalog, planned for re-release by Candlelight Records in 2003. Each CD will include bonus material previously unavailable and new artwork. Of special interest are the band's remakes of KREATOR's "Ripping Corpse" and DEATH's "Mutilation", the latter of ...

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DESTRUCTION, KREATOR To Play Russia

DESTRUCTION and KREATOR will perform at a thrash metal festival in Moscow, Russia on Mar. 29, 2003. In other news, a live DESTRUCTION album, "Live Devastation", will be released via King Records in Japan ahead of the group's appearances there in May. A worldwide release is expected in the fall. ...

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KREATOR Prepare To Mix Live Album

KREATOR's upcoming live CD, "Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)" , is scheduled to be mixed by producer Andy Sneap during December for an early 2003 release through SPV Records. According to the group's official web site, the accompanying booklet will contain 36 pages with photos from the last tour and a "quite brutal" painting by Andreas ...

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AFTER ALL Ink Deal With MAUSOLEUM RECORDS

Belgium's AFTER ALL have signed a deal with Mausoleum Records for the release of their latest album, "Mercury Rising". Produced by Harris Johns, renowned for his work with VOIVOD and KREATOR, the CD was recorded at the Spiderhouse Studios in Berlin, Germany and reportedly features "a much heavier and more thrash metal-oriented" sound than that ...

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BLACK CLOUD Announce Set List For THRASHBACK FESTIVAL

BLACK CLOUD, the Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. frontman Marc Vaillancourt, have announced the set list for their upcoming appearance at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec on Nov. ...

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KREATOR's MILLE PETROZZA Talks Politics: 'BUSH Is An Idiot'

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza has publicly expressed his disapproval for the foreign policy of the Bush administration and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. "A lot of Americans [I spoke to] on [KREATOR's most recent U.S.] tour have told me that they don't agree with some things that Bush does," Petrozza told ...

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SATYRICON Video Posted Online

Norway's SATYRICON has made available for streaming the video for the track "Fuel For Hatred" from the group's current "Volcano" opus at this location. The clip was directed by acclaimed Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, who has previously worked with METALLICA, MADONNA, and THE PRODIGY, among others. In other news, SATYRICON has posted the ...

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