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DARK ANGEL: We Are Not Playing Any X-MASS FESTIVALS Dates

DARK ANGEL's webmaster has refuted reports that the reunited Los Angeles thrashers have been added to the Antwerpen, Belgium (Dec. 20) and Tilburg, Holland (Dec. 21) stops of the upcoming X-Mass Festivals European tour (featuring HYPOCRISY, DESTRUCTION, NILE, VADER, DEW-SCENTED, DISBELIEF and MISERY INDEX, among others). "DARK ANGEL HAS NOT been added to this tour ...

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DARK ANGEL Added To X-MASS FESTIVALS Dates

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have reportedly been added to the Antwerpen, Belgium (Dec. 20) and Tilburg, Holland (Dec. 21) stops of the upcoming X-Mass Festivals European tour. The trek, which will feature appearances by HYPOCRISY, DESTRUCTION, NILE, VADER, DEW SCENTED, DISBELIEF and MISERY INDEX, will kick off on Dec. 7 in London and ...

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Former MISERY INDEX Man To Provide Vocals For Next PSYCHOTOGEN CD

Baltimore-based technical death metal band PSYCHOTOGEN have recruited Mike Harrison (ex-MISERY INDEX) to provide vocals and lyrics for the band's upcoming second release, "The Calculus of Evil". PSYCHOTOGEN had previously planned on using DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN frontman Greg Puciato on the forthcoming CD, a plan which has since been abandoned. PSYCHOTOGEN will record "The Calculus ...

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FOR MY PAIN: Album Cover Posted Online

FOR MY PAIN is the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have posted the cover ...

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SCARVE To Enter Studio In July

France's SCARVE will enter Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden in July with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) to record their third album, due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. In related news, THE CUBE, a brand new rock/fusion act featuring SCARVE's Guillaume Bideau on vocals and percussion, ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL: Lineup Announced!

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED, SUFFOCATION and LAMB OF GOD are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, set to take place on May 16-17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The compete lineup for the fesatival is as follows: Friday, May 16 (3:00 p.m. doors): OPETH ...

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OPETH Win Swedish GRAMMY!

OPETH have won a Swedish Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their "Deliverance" album at the 2003 Grammisgala, held last night (Feb. 18) in Stockholm, Sweden. Previous winners include THE HAUNTED (2000), BACKYARD BABIES (1998, 2001) and MISERY LOVES CO. (1997). The other nominees in the "Best Hard Rock" category were IN FLAMES, ...

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LULLACRY Perform 'Secret' Hometown Gig

Finland's LULLACRY played a "secret" gig at Nosturi in Helsinki on Friday, Feb. 14 under the name TEQUILA SUNRISE. Check out live photos at this location. In other news, LULLACRY have announced the following Finnish dates during March/April. Mar. 07 - Säätämö – Turku, FIN Apr. 04 - Säätämö Turku, FIN (w/ KATATONIA, ...

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ALPHA SAFARI Announce Swedish Gig

Sweden's ALPHA SAFARI (formerly WASHOE), the new band formed by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and three former members of MISERY LOVES CO. (vocalist Patrik Wirén, bassist Patrik Thorngren and drummer Olle Dahlstedt), have announced a show at Skylten in Linköping, Sweden on March 23. ...

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REQUIEM: New Music Posted Online

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have posted two brand new MP3s online at this location. The tracks — "Living In Misery" and "Child Of A New Generation" — come off the group's forthcoming album, "Formed At Birth", due in February/March 2003 through Revenge Productions. ...

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MISERY INDEX Outline Recording Plans

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — will enter Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION) to begin recording their debut album, entitled "Retaliate". ...

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FOR MY PAIN Finalize Title, Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have set "Fallen" as the ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — will begin recording their full-length debut at an undisclosed Canadian studio in late March with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM guitarist). The band ...

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DROWNING POOL Begin Singer Search, Cite AC/DC Inspiration

The remaining members of DROWNING POOL have started rehearsing again this week and now will actively seek out a replacement for frontman Dave Williams, who passed away last August. Bass player Stevie Benton told Australia's Undercover News their motivation in moving forward is the example set by AC/DC. "We have actually talked about the 'Back ...

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DEATHRIDE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The group — whose lineup is completed by Dragon (guitar), Shak (bass), Sleeper (guitar), and Junk (drums) — will enter the studio early next year with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT) to begin ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Full-Length Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have posted the following update via their official web site: "Presently we are locked away in our basement writing songs ...

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ENTOMBED To Release New Album In March

Sweden's ENTOMBED have set a tentative mid-March 2003 release date for their as-yet-untitled new effort, which is currently being recorded at a Stockholm studio with producer/FIRESIDE guitarist Pelle Gunnerfeldt. In other news, the band have inked a Scandinavian distribution deal with Playground for their own label, Threeman Records, and will release all ENTOMBED-related recordings through ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Announce New Keyboardist, Complete Album

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have announced the addition of ex-SILENT VOICES/REQUIEM keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg to the group's lineup following the departure of Mikko Harkin in early September. SONATA ARCTICA recently completed work on their new full-length album for a Mar. 17, 2003 release through Spinefarm Records. An as-yet-unspecified single will precede the album on ...

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KATAKLYSM Film Video Clip

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have finished filming a video clip for the track "In Shadows & Dust", to be featured on Nuclear Blast Records' 15th anniversary DVD. To view the video, click here. KATAKLYSM are currently gearing up for a European tour in support of their critically-acclaimed album, "Shadows & Dust". Plans also ...

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TROUBLE Announces Illinois Gig, Online Tribute Nearing Completion

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — will be performing at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. In related news, work is progressing on the planned online tribute to TROUBLE, "End Of Daze", which is tentatively set for ...

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MISERY INDEX Announce New Guitarist, Drummer

MISERY INDEX have announced the permanent addition of second guitarist Bruce Greig (DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP) and drummer Matt Byers to the group's lineup following the departures of Mike Harrison and Kevin Talley, respectively. Harrison reportedly left the group on amicable terms last spring due to his dislike for the touring ...

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COAL CHAMBER Frontman Creates 'New Sound' With Side Project

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are set to begin performing showcase gigs beginning in early October with a view towards signing a record deal and issuing a CD in early 2003. The band, which is based in a small town three hours north of Los Angeles, came together when ...

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