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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL THAT REMAINS ...

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MARDUK Ink Licensing Agreements For New CD

Sweden's MARDUK have signed licensing agreements with The End Records in the U.S., CD Maximum in Russia, and Hellion Records in South America for the release of their new album, "World Funeral". "World Funeral" is due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A limited-edition CD single/7" EP containing one track ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have been confirmed to appear at this year's Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 7-9 in Bad Berka, Germany. Other acts ...

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DESTROYER 666 Forced To Miss European Dates

Australia's DESTROYER 666 missed several shows on their current European tour with DIABOLIC and BEHEMOTH after drummer Mersus was forced to skip the dates due to "personal circumstances." The band rejoined the tour on Thursday, Nov. 7 in Zaandam, Netherlands, according to an official press release. ...

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INSISION, ANTAEUS, BLOOD RED THRONE Off DEICIDE European Tour!

INSISION, ANTAEUS and BLOOD RED THRONE have dropped off the upcoming DEICIDE European tour due to a "cancellation of tour support" on the part of the tour's organizers, Metallysée, according to Agonia Promotion. The dates are still going ahead, with CENTINEX and MYSTIC CIRCLE filling the sole two support slots. Nov. 06 - UK - ...

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DIABOLIC Replace Singer, Commence Work On New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have amicably parted ways with vocalist Paul Ouellette and have replaced him with ex-COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas. The revamped outfit are currently writing material for their upcoming fourth release, due out in spring 2003. "The new material promises the unrelenting intensity and dynamics that DIABOLIC is known for," reads an ...

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DARKANE To Support BEHEMOTH In Poland

DARKANE will support BEHEMOTH on a Polish tour in December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 04 – Gdansk, POL @ TBA Dec. 05 – Olsztyn, POL @ Come In Dec. 06 - Warszawa, POL @ Proxima Dec. 07 - Rzeszow, POL @ Akademia Dec. 08 - Lublin, POL @ Graffity Dec. 09 - Krakow, ...

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DEICIDE European Tour Dates Unveiled

DEICIDE, MYSTIC CIRCLE, ANTAEUS, and CENTINEX will be teaming up for a European tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - UK Bradford, UK - Rio Nov. 07 - London, UK - Mean Fiddler Nov. 08 - Helmond, NETH - Plato Nov. 09 - Trier, GER - Exil * Nov. 10 - ...

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VADER Begin Recording New CD, Announce Title Change

Polish death metal veterans VADER have changed the title of their forthcoming album from Epitaph to Revelations. The band's first CD with ex-HUNTER four-stringer Simon (who replaced Shambo last year), Revelations is currently being recorded at Red Studio (the same studio where the group's Litany and Reign Forever World CDs were recorded) with producer with ...

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THE HAUNTED To Record Third CD In May/June!

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have finished writing seven new songs and are aiming to complete another five for their forthcoming third full-length CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded during May/June for an October release through Earache Records. According to bassist Jonas Björler, “judging by the sound of the new material, you can all ...

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INFERNO 2002 Festival Takes Shape

Inferno 2002 festival is scheduled to take place on March 29th and 30th at Rockefeller in Olso, Norway. So far the following acts have been confirmed to appear: 1349 AURA NOIR BEHEMOTH BLACK COMEDY BLOOD RED THRONE CARPATHIAN FOREST DHG DIMMU BORGIR ETERNAL SILENCE LOCK UP LOST IN TIME LOWDOWN MANATARK MINAS TIRITH NOCTURNAL BREED ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Rune Erickson): 'Maniac felt tired and fed up ...

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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offered in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET simply ...

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Archive News Sep 25, 2001

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, sources close to the ENTOMBED camp have revealed that the group's much-publicized and –anticipated collaboration with a Swedish ballet ensemble at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, originally set to take place around February 2002, is unlikely to come to ...

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Archive News Jun 27, 2001

Contrary to the official statement posted by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Venaderhoof on the group's official web site (as reported here yesterday), the ongoing METAL CHURCH “dispute” involving Vanderhoof and vocalist David Wayne appears to be far less of a “united front” against the singer on the part of the band than the guitarist ...

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Archive News Mar 14, 2001 - update 2

VISION OF DISORDER recorded 15 new songs in total during the recording sessions for their upcoming new album From Bliss To Devastation. Of all the songs that were recorded, only a dozen are expected to show up on the release, which is due out through TVT Records on June 26th. The band is currently mixing ...

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Archive News Mar 14, 2001 - update 1

According to Jayne Andrews, Management Co-ordinator for JUDAS PRIEST, the reason Sad Wings Of Destiny and Rocka Rolla are not included in upcoming The Remasters series through the Sony / Columbia label is because the rights to the aforementioned releases are owned by Gull Records and the band 'get nothing from them'. JUDAS PRIEST are ...

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