soilwork in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

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 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCARVE To Record New Album Next Winter

France's SCARVE will enter the studio next winter to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Irradiant", tentatively due in early 2006. In other news, the band have postponed plans to have their debut album, "Translucence" (originally released in 2000), reissued in 2005 with a bonus DVD. "Preparing the bonus DVD is taking more time ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DARKEST HOUR: New Album Update

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following message on their official web site: "So we are off to Vancouver to start pre-production [for the new album]. We will be there for about five days before hitting the studio. We can't tell you how excited we are, it's been almost two years since we went to Sweden ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MNEMIC Guitarist Tapes 'Riff Of The Month' Video Segment

On his recent trip to Los Angeles, California, MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie stopped by D'Addario Strings, MNEMIC's latest endorser, and taped an impromptu video segment for their "Riff of the Month" section. Check out the bludgeon riffola right here. MNEMIC will be teaming up with SOILWORK and HYPOCRISY for a U.S. tour ...

Read more

Posted in: News

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 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HYPOCRISY: New Album Due In September

HYPOCRISY bassist Mikael Hedlund has posed the following message on the group's official web site: "Here's a little update from us for everybody who's been wondering what's been going on in the HYPOCRISY studio. "Currently we are taking a break from the recording process since Peter [Tägtgren, frontman] is doing shows with PAIN. We will ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Character - DARK TRANQUILLITY

"Character" has been awaited obsessively by the self-appointed defenders of heavy, who've pinned their Swede-metal hopes on DARK TRANQUILLITY after lamenting loud and long the "selling out" of IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, et al. Good news — Mikael Stanne's much-maligned clean vocals are history, his emotive snarl capable of carrying rudimentary melody and, more importantly, expressing ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

AXAMENTA To Enter Studio In May

Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, will enter Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark in May with producer Jacob Hansen (MERCENARY, RAUNCHY, ABORTED) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2005 via Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). Mixing and mastering will take place at Studio Fredman in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MNEMIC Guitarist Launches Online Portfolio

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, who has worked as a designer with such bands as MESHUGGAH, SOILWORK, MALEVOLENT CREATION and HATESPHERE, has launched an online portfolio at this location. The portfolio contains a wide variety of works — from cover artworks to drawings to photography (live photography of bands such as IN FLAMES, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DARK TRANQUILLITY: More European Chart Positions Revealed

DARK TRANQUILLITY's new album, "Character", has entered the Italian chart at No. 57 and the Finnish chart ay No. 30. As previously reported, "Character" debuted in the band's native Sweden at No. 3. DARK TRANQUILLITY have just kicked off a huge European tour with KREATOR, HATESPHERE and EKTOMORF, which runs through March 7 at the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Stabbing The Drama - SOILWORK

Utter the name SOILWORK and there'll usually be two decisive responses, the "I don't get what this band is all about," or the "SOILWORK rules!" crowd. You get it or you don't, love it or hate it. No matter what category you fall under, the band has to be commended for having the capacity to ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

CONSTRUCDEAD To Record Live DVD

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will be recording a live DVD during their appearance at Kolingsborg in Stockholm on April 1. The DVD will be produced by Charlie Granberg, who also produced the group's "Wounded" video. In other news, CONSTRUCDEAD were forced to cancel their previously announced show at Purgatory ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DRAGONLORD To Enter Studio In February

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco Bay Area "black" metal band featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, will finally hit the studio in February to record their long-awaited second album, entitled "Black Wings of Destiny". Recording will take place in at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/mixer Fredrik Nordström. Nordström is known for his work ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RAGE Guitarist To Record And Tour With Ex-ARIA Singer

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski will be joining ex-ARIA singer Valery Kipelov at a Moscow studio in the second half of January for the recording of Kipelov's new solo album. After the CD is released, Smolski will perform several live dates with Kipelov's band. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, RAGE will ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KAYSER: Former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Frontman Signs New Record Deal

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The band's sound is best described as "a mutation of BLACK SABBATH/MEGADETH/SLAYER with dips from different good bowls of classic and modern metal," according ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TERROR 2000 To Release New Album In June

TERROR 2000, the Swedish thrash metal band featuring Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK), Klas Ideberg (DARKANE), Nick Sword (EL MAGO), Erik Thyselius (CONSTRUCDEAD) and Dan Svensson (HATELIGHT), will enter the studio in March to record their third album, tentatively due in June via Italy's Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Faster Disaster" will contain "the most ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CONSTRUCDEAD: New EP To Surface In April

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will release their new EP, "Wounded", on April 13 in Sweden and April 18 in the rest of the world. The CD, which was recorded at Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH), will contain three brand new songs and the "Wounded" video. ...

Read more

Posted in: News