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ILLDISPOSED To Tour U.K. In February

Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED will embark on a headlining tour of the U.K. in February. Support at the shows will come from AMENTI. The dates are as follows: Feb. 14 - York, UK - Certificate 18 Feb. 15 - Reading, UK - The Face Bar Feb. 16 - Cardiff, UK - Club Ifor Bach Feb. 17 ...

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NEAERA: In Songwriting Mode

Up-and-coming German metal/hardcore outfit NEAERA is currently writing material for its third album, tentatively due late 2007 via Metal Blade Records. "Everything's running smoothly, five new songs are already finished, and we are aiming for a studio date sometime between late spring and early summer '07," the group writes on its web site. NEAERA's second ...

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COMPOS MENTIS Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

Danish death metal band COMPOS MENTIS has inked a deal with Mighty Music for the release of its second album, "Gehennesis". Commened the group: "We are very proud to contribute to the revival of the label and we are certain that they will be able to create the deserved attention on 'Gehennesis'. Thus, we are ...

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COMPOS MENTIS Announces New Guitarist

Danish death metallers COMPOS MENTIS have announced the addition of Ken Holst (BLOODSOIL, ex-ADVERSARY), who played with the group as a session guitarist, as as a permanent member of the band. As previously reported, keyboardist Bo Damgaard recently left COMPOS MENTIS after seven years "due to lack of time," according to a posting on the ...

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PANZERCHRIST: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Mighty Music will be reissuing PANZERCHRIST's "Room Service" (2003) and "Soul Collector" (2000) albums as well as some previously unreleased material. A December 2006 release is expected. In other news, Mighty Music sub-label Prutten Records (which deals in vinyl-only releases) will issue the band's rare and sought-after legendary debut 1995 demo on limited-edition ultra-high-quality vinyl. ...

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Taiwanese Black Metal Masters CHTHONIC To Release Fourth Album

Taiwan's biggest metal export, the symphonic black metal band CHTHONIC, will release its fourth album, "Seediqbale", on October 3 through Down Port Music/RED. The weepy sounds of the er-hu, a two-string violin that dates back to Tang dynasty (618-907), gives CHTHONIC's music an ethnic flare while adding another eerie layer to the band's sounds of ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Replaces OBSCENITY At Germany's DEATH ATTACK FESTIVAL

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have replaced OBSCENITY as the headliners of the Death Attack Festival, set to take place this Friday (September 29) in Coesfeld, Germany. Other acts scheduled to perform include PANDEMIA from the Czech Republic, and the German bands LAID IN ASHES, KARKADAN, GOMORRAH and PATH OF GOLCONDA. CALLENISH CIRCLE's latest ...

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SCAMP Prepares To Record Full-Length Debut

Danish extreme metallers SCAMP will enter ZigZound early next year with producer Ziggy (ILLDISPOSED, MERCENARY, HATESPHERE) to begin work on their full-length debut. Mixing duties will be handled by Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL) at Antfarm studio in Aarhus, Denmark. SCAMP is currently completing the songwriting process for the new CD ...

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ILLDISPOSED: New Live Photos Posted Online

Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED have posted a number of photos from their September 2, 2006 concert in Aarhus, Denmark at www.illdisposed.com. ILLDISPOSED's latest album, "Burn Me Wicked", entered the Danish album chart at position No. 58. The follow-up to 2004's "1-800 Vindication" was recorded at ZigZound Studio during November/December 2005 with producer Ziggy and ...

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ILLDISPOSED: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED performing the song "Now We're History" at the Wacken Open Air 2005 festival in Germany has been posted online in the "Downloads" section at www.illdisposed.com. ILLDISPOSED's latest album, "Burn Me Wicked", entered the Danish album chart at position No. 58. The follow-up to 2004's "1-800 Vindication" ...

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COMPOS MENTIS Seeks Label Home

Danish death metal band COMPOS MENTIS is currently seeking a label to release its recently completed second album, "Gehennesis". The CD was recorded at ZigZound studio (NAPALM DEATH, ILLDISPOSED, MERCENARY, HATESPHERE, etc.) and contains the following tracks: 01. The Drunken Diamond 02. The Mind's Eye 03. In the Womb of Winter 04. Portrait of an ...

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ILLDISPOSED Pull Out Of VADER Tour

Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED have issued the following statement: "Because of family- and job-related obligations that cannot be ignored, we are forced to cancel our appearance at the Battle Of Metal Festival in Geiselwind, and unfortunately the entire VADER tour that was planned for this fall. This really sucks for us because we were looking forward ...

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ILLDISPOSED: New Song Available For Download

A brand new ILLDISPOSED track, entitled "Illdispunk'd", is available for free download at the band's MySpace profile. The song comes off the Danish metallers' latest album, "Burn Me Wicked", which has entered the Danish album chart at position No. 58. The follow-up to 2004's "1-800 Vindication" was recorded at ZigZound Studio during November/December ...

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MERCENARY Frontman Guests On ILLDISPOSED Album

MERCENARY singer Mikkel Sandager has recorded a guest appearance on the new ILLDISPOSED album, "Burn Me Wicked", which has just entered the Danish album chart at position No. 58. In other news, MERCENARY keyboardist Morten Sandager has been asked to join Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS for two shows — the first one this ...

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PANZERCHRIST: Another New Song Posted Online

A PANZERCHRIST e-card containing the track "The Gods They Do Not Give Us Long" from the Danish extreme metallers' upcoming "Battalion Beast" CD has been made available at this location. With this e-card, pre-order packages can be placed, including shirt, limited-edition slipcase CD and full-color poster. PANZERCHRIST, who embody Reno Kiilerich (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Support CRADLE OF FILTH In Holland

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed as the support atc for CRADLE OF FILTH on their only Benelux club date on Thursday, June 1 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. CALLENISH CIRCLE's new album, "[Pitch.Black.Effects]", was released in the U.S. in January via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2003's ...

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PANZERCHRIST: New Album Details Revealed

Danish war specialists PANZERCHRIST, who embody Reno Kiilerich (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, DEW-SCENTED) on drums and Bo Summer (ILLDISPOSED) on vocals, have revealed the track listing of their upcoming full-length album, tentatively titled "Battalion Beast". Drums, guitars and bass were all recorded at Smart N' Hard studio with Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE) during February/March 2006. Vocals and keyboard ...

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ILLDISPOSED: European Tour Dates Announced

Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED have announced the following European dates in support of their upcoming Roadrunner Records release, "Burn Me Wicked": May 24 - Copenhagen (DK) - Stengade 30 May 25 - Kassel (D) - Spot May 26 - Oberndorf (D) - Omi Open May 27 - Annaberg (D) - Alte Brauerei May 28 - Berlin ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Continue Work On Debut Album

RISE TO ADDICTION, the British band featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar) and Steve Wray (guitar), will return to the studio next week with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) to track another five songs to go with the seven already recorded for the band's debut album. "The band is really happy ...

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GURD Confirmed For Switzerland's METAL DAYZ Festival

Switzerland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, have been confirmed for this year's Metal Dayz Festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Also scheduled to appear the event are ANNIHILATOR, BLAZE, IN EXTREMO, NANOWAR, ILLDISPOSED, AFTER ALL and MOB RULES. GURD recently completed work ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Frontman To Guest On New ENGINE OF PAIN Album

Vocalist Patrick Savelkoul of the Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE recorded a guest appearance on the new album from fellow Dutch thrashers ENGINE OF PAIN on Tuesday (March 28). Other guest musicians on the album include Dennis Schreurs (SEVERE TORTURE), Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER) and Joost van den Broek (AFTER FOREVER, STAR ONE). The ...

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HELLOWEEN, CELTIC FROST, DARK FUNERAL, ANNIHILATOR Confirmed For Spain's METALWAY FESTIVAL

HELLOWEEN, CELTIC FROST, DARK FUNERAL, ANNIHILATOR and MINISTRY are among the confirmed bands for the Metalway Festival, set to take place July 28-30 at the campo de fútbol Santa Lucia in Gernika (Bizkaia), Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANNIHILATOR BARON ROJO CELTIC FROST DARK FUNERAL DREAMAKER EDGUY GAMMA RAY GOTTHARD HELLOWEEN ...

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