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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: New Touring Lineup Revealed

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker has revealed the lineup of the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) for the band's upcoming tour in support of the "In the Midst of Beauty" album. It is as follows: Michael Schenker - Guitar Gary Barden - Vocals Chris Glen - Bass Ted McKenna - Drums Wayne Findlay – Guitar/Keyboards According to ...

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DEW-SCENTED: New Video Interview Available

France's Radio Metal conducted an interview with DEW-SCENTED vocalist Leif Jensen and guitarist Florian Müller on February 14, 2008 in Lyon, France. Watch the chat in two parts below. DEW-SCENTED's video for the song "That's Why I Despise You" can be viewed on YouTube. The clip was shot in Gothenburg, Sweden with acclaimed ...

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SWORN: European Dates Announced

SWORN, the Norwegian black metal project led by Lars Jensen (MYRKGRAV), has scheduled the following dates:: Mar. 28 - Ragnarök Festival - Lichtenfels, Germany Mar. 29 - Tomahawk Festival - Osnabrück, Germany May 02 - Walpurgis Metal Days - Hauzenberg, Germany May 23 - Rock Mania Festival - Dettelbach, Germany Aug. 15 - Summer Breeze ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: New Studio Photos Posted Online

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) is scheduled to release a new album, "In the Midst Of Beauty", in April. The CD will feature returning MSG singer Gary Barden, drummer Simon Philips (THE WHO, TOTO), bassist Neil Murray (BLACK SABBATH, WHITESNAKE) and keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, OZZY OSBOURNE). A number of photos of Schenker, Airey, Siggi ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS: More Dates Announced

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker has scheduled the following UK dates under the MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS banner: Jan. 26 - Twist - Colchester, UK Feb. 05 - Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK Feb. 06 - Queens Hall - Nuneaton, UK Feb. 09 - Academy 3 - Manchester, UK Feb. 10 - Boardwalk - Sheffield, ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE: New Song Featuring LILLIAN AXE Singer Posted Online

Versailles Records will release a "greatest-hits" LP from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, entitled "4-ALL: The Best of LNJ". Due on March 28, this compilation features a "who's who" guest-star list of hard rock and heavy metal legends, including Lou Gramm (ex-FOREIGNER), Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Michael Sweet (STRYPER), Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), Jack Russell (GREAT ...

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SINPHONIA Working On New Material

SINPHONIA, the Danish dark melodic metal band featuring ex-SIRENIA singer Monika Pedersen, HATESPHERE drummer Dennis Buhl, CHAOSWAVE guitarist Henrik "Guf" Rangstrup, and newly added bassist Leif N (JANUARY JAUNT), has commenced work on new material. The group — which has released two full-length albums so far (2000's "When the Tide Breaks" and 2001's "The Divine ...

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RAM To Headline France's SCANDINAVIAN METAL ATTACK Festival

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), will headline the Scandinavian Metal Attack festival at Boite à Musiques in Wattleros, France on January 19, 2008. As previously reported, RAM also headline the Pounding Metal Fest on November 17 at Sala Ritmo in Madrid, ...

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RAM to Headline Spain's POUNDING METAL FEST

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), will headline the Pounding Metal Fest on November 17 at Sala Ritmo in Madrid, Spain. Larsson will once again be unable to make the gig and will be temporarily replaced by Tyrant of the Swedish black ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE To Release 'Best Of' CD In March

Versailles Records has announced the forthcoming release of Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's "greatest-hits" LP, due in late March 2008. Entitled "4-ALL: The Best of LNJ", this compilation features a "who's who" guest-star list of hard rock and heavy metal legends, including Lou Gramm (ex-FOREIGNER), Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Michael Sweet (STRYPER), Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'From The 13th Sun' Album To Be Re-Released On Vinyl

CANDLEMASS' "From the 13th Sun" album, which came out in 1999 and featured mainman/bassist Leif Edling alongside a collection of mostly unknown (outside Sweden) musicians, will be re-released on vinyl via Black Lodge Records. The new LP contains the entire original album plus three extra tracks: "The Odessa Chamber", "Sokrates" and "John the Leper". The ...

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CANDLEMASS: Athens Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS performing the song "Devil Seed" on Septemebr 30 at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece can be viewed below. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Marche Funebre 02. The Well Of Souls 03. At The Gallows End 04. Solitude 05. Emperor Of The Void 06. Devil Seed 07. ...

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CANDLEMASS: More London Concert Footage Posted Online

More fan-filmed video footage has surfaced of legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS's September 12, 2007 concert in London, England. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Marche Funebre (intro) 02. The Well of Souls 03. At The Gallows End 04. Solitude 05. Emperor of the Void 06. Devil Seed 07. Mirror Mirror 08. Under the Oak ...

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RAM To Utilize NIFELHEIM Bassist For German Gigs

Bassist Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) will be unable to perform with the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band RAM at the group's German shows at the end of the month. Standing in for Larsson at the gigs will be Tyrant of the Swedish black metallers NIFELHEIM. The details are as follows: Sep. 28 ...

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CANDLEMASS, AGENT STEEL, VICIOUS RUMORS: Photos From METAL MELTDOWN Festival Available

High-quality photos of CANDLEMASS, AGENT STEEL, VICIOUS RUMORS, INHUME, OFFICIUM TRISTE and AFTER ALL performing at the Metal Meltdown II festival on September 9, 2007 in Rijssen, The Netherlands can be found at Metal-Experience.com. A four-minute video interview with CANDLEMASS members Leif Edling and Robert Lowe conducted at the Jalometalli 2007 festival — ...

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FALL OF SERENITY: New Album Title Announced

German melodic death/thrash metal outfit FALL OF SERENITY has set "The Crossfire" as the title of its new album, due on November 19 via Lifeforce Records. The CD will include an exclusive video clip for the song "Knife To Meet You". Commented singer John Gahlert: "We have worked hard to have these new circumstances within ...

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CANDLEMASS: First Footage From Headlining Tour Posted Online

Fan-filmed footage of CANDLEMASS' September 1, 2007 headlining performance at The Rock in Copenhagen, Denmark can be viewed below. A four-minute video interview with CANDLEMASS members Leif Edling and Robert Lowe conducted at the Jalometalli 2007 festival — which took place place August 17-18 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland — has been posted on ...

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KRUX Schedules Hometown Gig

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Carl Westholm, has issued the following update: "KRUX will play the Debaser Slussen venue in their hometown Stockholm on October 9th. ...

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DEATH BREATH, KRUX Confirmed For Sweden's LINKÖPING METAL MASSACRE

DEATH BREATH (the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson [currently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS]) and KRUX (the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom [also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE], ...

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New CANDLEMASS, DORO Audio Interviews Posted Online

Shockwaves/HardRadio Podcast #19 is now available for download at this location (17 MB). Host Bob Nalbandian passes the mic to fellow journalist/metal-meister John Strednansky who interviews CANDLEMASS bassist/mastermind Leif Edling regarding the band's latest release, "King of the Grey Islands", and German rock goddess Doro Pesch about her latest CD, "Warrior Soul". CANDLEMASS' ...

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