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TANKARD Confirmed For Holland's ELSROCK Festival

German thrashers TANKARD have been confirmed for next year's Elsrock festival, set to take place August 29, 2009 in Rijssen, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MUCKY PUP (20th anniversary reunion show) TANKARD ACTION IN DC THE BUTCHER GENERC For more information, visit www.elsrock.nl. "Stay Thirsty", the new video from ...

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TANKARD, FJOERGYN Confirmed For Germany's WALPURGIS METAL DAYS IX Festival

TANKARD and FJOERGYN have been confirmed for next year's Walpurgis Metal Days IX festival, set to take place May 1-2, 2009 at Festplatz in Hauzenberg, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARTAS GRAVE DISBELIEF DORNENREICH ENTHRONED FLESHLESS FJOERGYN GRAILKNIGHTS IN SLUMBER POPPY SEED GRINDER SINISTER SCARECROW NWA TANKARD TAXIDERMIST VADER For more ...

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ENEMYNSIDE: New Album Out Now

Italian thrashers ENEMYNSIDE have issued the following update: "After long and troubled discussions that led the band to cancel their record deal with Sleaszy Rider Records, ENEMYNSIDE are happy to announce that their second album, 'In The Middle Of Nowhere', is now available through Hatestone Records. "ENEMYNSIDE are one of the best examples of contemporary ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To Be Rejoined By Original Singer GARY ST. PIERRE For HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR

Original VICIOUS RUMORS vocalist Gary St. Pierre (ex-HAWAII), who sang on the group's 1985 debut, "Soldiers of the Night", will rejoin the band for its appearance at the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ...

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F.K.Ü. To Enter Studio In February

Uppsala, Sweden-based thrashers F.K.Ü. have issued the following update: We thought it would be nice to break the silence regarding the next chapter in F.K.Ü.'s gruesome horror metal tale. Larry, Pete, Pat and Ted gathered this evening to review the progress and we came to the conclusion that we have 10 songs more or less ...

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TANKARD: 'Stay Thirsty' Video Available

"Stay Thirsty", the new video from German thrashers TANKARD, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's 13th studio album, "Thirst", which is scheduled for release on December 19 via AFM Records. According to the band, the LP will be made available "in a couple of different versions — regular jewel case version, ...

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THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Canadian cult metal band THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER (a.k.a. PILEDRIVER) has been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER JACOBS DREAM KILLERS LONEWOLF MANILLA ROAD MEMORY GARDEN METAL INQUISITOR NIGHTSHADE PARADOX PORTRAIT ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

MEMORY GARDEN — the Sweden-based band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson — has been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER JACOBS DREAM KILLERS LONEWOLF MANILLA ROAD MEMORY GARDEN ...

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BATTLE RAM Confirmed For HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Warm-Up Show

Italian power metallers BATTLE RAM will play a special cover set at the official Headbangers Open Air warm-up show on July 22, 2009 at Planet Alsen in Itzehoe, Germany. Headbangers Open Air festival will take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ...

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W.A.S.P. Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ Open-Air Festival

W.A.S.P. has been confirmed for next year's Rock Harz open-air festival, set to take place July 9-11, 2009 in Ballenstedt (near Quedlinburg), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ASP EPICA HEAVEN SHALL BURN J.B.O. SCHANDMAUL TANKARD UNHEILIG W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. earlier in the year completed the European and North American legs of "The ...

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KRISIUN: New Video Interview Available

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with Brazilian death metal veterans KRISIUN during the band's recent Canadian tour with Belgium's LENG TCH'E and Quebec's PAROXYSM. Watch the 10-minute chat below. "Combustion Inferno", the new João Mauricio Leonel-directed video from KRISIUN, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's new album, "Southern Storm", which ...

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RAZOR, MANILLA ROAD Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

ENFORCER, METAL INQUISITOR, MANILLA ROAD and RAZOR have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER JACOBS DREAM JAMESON RAID KILLERS LONEWOLF MANILLA ROAD METAL INQUISITOR NIGHTSHADE PARADOX PORTRAIT Q5 RAZOR ...

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INZEST To Release 'Grotesque New World' This Month

Austrian deathcore band INZEST will release its second album, "Grotesque New World", on November 21 via Mad Lion Records/Twilight Distribution. The CD was mixed and mastered at Stage One Studios with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT). A studio report (in German) with pictures can be found at the Austrian webzine

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ Festival

Germany's death metal and hardcore fusionists HEAVEN SHALL BURN have been confirmed for next year's Rock Harz open-air festival, set to take place July 9-11, 2009 in Ballenstedt (near Quedlinburg), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ASP EPICA HEAVEN SHALL BURN J.B.O. SCHANDMAUL TANKARD UNHEILIG Capital Chaos has posted video footage of ...

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KRISIUN: 'Combustion Inferno' Video Available

"Combustion Inferno", the new João Mauricio Leonel-directed video from Brazilian death metal veterans KRISIUN, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's new album, "Southern Storm", which was released in the U.S. on August 5 via Century Media Records. The CD was once again recorded at Stage One Studios in Borgentreich, Germany with ...

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KRISIUN: Photos From 'Combustion Inferno' Video Shoot Available

Brazilian death metal veterans KRISIUN recently shot a video for the song "Combustion Inferno" from their new album, "Southern Storm". Photos from the video shoot can be viewed below. Released in the U.S. on August 5 via Century Media Records, "Southern Storm" was once again recorded at Stage One Studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer ...

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DEATHRIDERS Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGER'S OPEN AIR Festival

DEATHRIDERS, the band led by former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin, has been confirmed for the Headbanger's Open Air festival, set to take place April 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS JACOBS DREAM JAMESON RAID KILLERS LONEWOLF NIGHTSHADE PARADOX PORTRAIT Q5 TANKARD TYSONDOG ZED ...

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GRAVEWORM Interviewed At Romania's CHAOS FEST; Video Available

Italian dark metal band GRAVEWORM was interviewed by Metalhead TV backstage at the Chaos Fest festival on September 21, 2008 in Bucharest, Romania. Watch the eight-minute chat below. GRAVEWORM's latest album, "Collateral Defect", is out now on Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, ...

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GRAVEWORM Covers IRON MAIDEN: Video Available

Video footage of the Italian dark metal band GRAVEWORM performing a cover of IRON MAIDEN's "Fear Of The Dark" on September 12, 2008 at the Chaos Festival in Bucharest, Romania can be viewed below. GRAVEWORM's latest album, "Collateral Defect", is out now on Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, ...

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TANKARD Completes Work On 'Thirst'

German thrashers TANKARD have completed work on their 13th studio album, "Thirst", at Stage One Studio in Bühne, Germany in August for a December 19 release via AFM Records. Fan-filmed video footage of TANKARD' performance at this year's Metalcamp festival, which was held July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia, can be viewed below (clip uploaded ...

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PRODIGAL EARTH To Release Debut In October

Cyprus-based metal act PRODIGAL EARTH will release its debut album, "Zenith II Zero", in October via Pitch Black Records. According to a press release, the CD "includes 12 melodic heavy/power compositions characterized by an overall fresh sound as well as Nicholas Leptos' (DIPHTHERIA, ARRYAN PATH) charismatic voice. The album's cover and inlay artwork have been ...

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KRISIUN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Southern Storm", the new album from Brazilian death metal veterans KRISIUN, is being streamed in its entirety at MetalKult.com. Due in the U.S. on August 5 via Century Media Records, "Southern Storm" was once again recorded at Stage One Studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (TANKARD, ROTTING CHRIST, DEW-SCENTED), who previously ...

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EDEN'S CURSE Returns With 'The Second Coming'

AFM Records (Germany), Metal Mayhem Music (North America) and Spiritual Beast (Japan) have announced the return of multi-national melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE and their sophomore studio release, "The Second Coming". Once again production duties were handled by PINK CREAM 69 bassist and producer extraordinaire Dennis Ward (ANGRA, KROKUS, SILENT FORCE, ALLEN/LANDE) as the band have ...

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TANKARD: Footage From Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival Available

Fan-filmed video footage of German thrashers TANKARD' performance at this year's Metalcamp festival, which was held July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia, can be viewed below (clips uploaded by YouTube user "pulpulfolker"). TANKARD will enter Stage One Studio in Bühne, Germany in August to begin recording its 13th studio album, "Thirst", for a December 19 ...

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