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KAMELOT: 'March Of Mephisto' Video Posted Online

KAMELOT's video for the track "March of Mephisto", featuring a special appearance by DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath, has been posted online at the group's official web site. The clip, the group's second off the group's upcoming album "The Black Halo", was shot by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) ...

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Did EVANESCENCE's Success Open Doors For Bands Like LACUNA COIL And NIGHTWISH?

Freelance writer Bryan Reesman has submitted the following report to GRAMMY.com: If the multi-platinum success of EVANESCENCE proved to narrow-minded rock jocks that female-fronted metal bands were viable, a fresh wave of melodic European headbangers should cement that affirmation, with their distinct blend of heavy guitars, symphonic underpinnings and soaring female vocals. Thanks ...

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EVERGREY Schedule CD-Signing Session In Sweden

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have scheduled a CD-signing session at CD Specialisten in Gothenburg, Sweden on Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m. As previously reported, EVERGREY have posted a preview of their upcoming DVD, "A Night To Remember", at this location (Windows Media, 7.38 MB). "A Night To Remember" was filmed on ...

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SLAYER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLAYER, CALIBAN, CHIMAIRA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, H20, IMMOLATION, MADBALL, METAL CHURCH, MURPHY'S LAW, PRIMAL FEAR, WITHIN TEMPTATION and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 11-12 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 11 (doors: 10:00 a.m.): IRON MAIDEN 21.30-23.40 SLAYER 19.20-20.50 LACUNA COIL 17.35-18.45 OBITUARY 16.00-17.05 STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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LACUNA COIL: Second Recording Session For New Album Complete

According to a posting at LACUNA COIL's official web site, the band have completed a second recording session for their upcoming album, tentatively due this fall via Century Media Records. Late last year, LACUNA COIL spent time in Milan in pre-production with producer Waldemar Sorychta (TIAMAT, GRIP INC., SAMAEL). LACUNA COIL's as-yet-untitled new effort will ...

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KAMELOT To Be Joined By German Keyboardist/Guitarist During Upcoming Tour

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT have announced that German keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai will be joining then for The Black Halo Tour 2005. As previously reported, several screenshots from KAMELOT's video for the track "March of Mephisto", featuring a special appearance by DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath, have been posted online at the group's official web ...

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Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival: Running Order Announced

The organizers of the Gods of Metal festival have released the schedule for this year's event, which will take place June 11-12 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. It is as follows: Saturday, June 11 (doors: 10:00 a.m.): IRON MAIDEN 21.30-23.40 SLAYER 19.20-20.50 LACUNA COIL 17.35-18.45 OBITUARY 16.00-17.05 TBA 14.45-15.35 TBA 13.30-14.20 DRAGONFORCE 12.30-13.05 ...

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MEGADETH Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

MEGADETH have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, a two-day event scheduled to take place June 11-12 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. MEGADETH will perform on June 12, right before headliners MÖTLEY CRÜE. The headliners on June 11 are IRON MAIDEN and SLAYER. The Gods of Metal ...

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SOILWORK, SAMAEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Sweden's SOILWORK and Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIO DREAM THEATER ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER IN ...

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BRAND NEW SIN Sign With CENTURY MEDIA; Prepare For MOTÖRHEAD Tour

Syracuse-based BRAND NEW SIN have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group recently completed work on their highly anticipated sophomore effort, tentatively titled "Recipe for Disaster". The album's summer release will be preceded by a series of performances alongside rock legends MOTÖRHEAD and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, kicking off March 9 in Sayreville, ...

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EVERGREY: 'A Night To Remember' Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for EVERGREY's forthcoming live album, "A Night To Remember", due on March 14 via InsideOut Music. "A Night To Remember" was recorded on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden. A live DVD was filmed the same night with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, ...

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EVERGREY To Support JAMES LABRIE On European Tour

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed as the support act on DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie's European solo tour, which is scheduled to kick off in mid-April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 19 - Treviso, ITA - New Age Apr. 20 - Rome, ITA - Qube Apr. 22 - Milan, ITA - ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIO DREAM THEATER ENSLAVED EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER IN ...

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KAMELOT To Collaborate With German Fantasy Author

According to a posting on their official web site, American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT will collaborate on new book with German fantasy author Harald Evers. Commented Evers: "After the success with my 'Caveworld-Saga', I was looking for an inspiration to create a new fantasy trilogy. At that time I love to listen to KAMELOT's music and ...

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