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SLAVEMACHINE To Open For LACUNA COIL, Debut Album To Be Reissued

Reality Entertainment recording artists SLAVEMACHINE have secured the opening slot for Italy's LACUNA COIL at Planet Rock in Jacksonville, NC on May 22. Commented SLAVEMACHINE lead singer Ryan Taylor: "The new band is absolutely amazing. It's the strongest line-up to date. We've got Reality Entertainment re-releasing our first album, 'Disfigured Consciousness' in August, Jagermeister still ...

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ZONDA: New Single Posted Online

Israeli female-fronted heavy metal band ZONDA heave made available for download their new single, "Believe In What You See", at this location. "Believe In What You See" comes off the group's recently completed 12-song CD which the band are using to procure a record deal. In existence since 1999, ZONDA's influences include such ...

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LACUNA COIL Guitarist: 15 Songs Completed For Next Album

LACUNA COIL guitarist Cristiano Migliore has revealed to Wichita's F5 that the Italian quintet have written roughly 15 tracks since the release of 2002's "Comalies" and will work on recording a new disc toward the end of this year with a projected release date of early 2005. With regards to the band's upcoming appearance at ...

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DREAM EVIL Set U.S. Release Date For 'The Book Of Heavy Metal'

DREAM EVIL — the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.), drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), and guitarist Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE) — have set a July 13 U.S. release date through Century Media Records for their third album, "The ...

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THROWDOWN Added To OZZFEST 2004

Orange County, California-based straight-edge hardcore band THROWDOWN have secured a second-stage slot at this year's Ozzfest, kicking off July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut. The band's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We are super stoked to say that we have officially been added to this years OZZFEST! We just got word today [Thursday, ...

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IN FLAMES To Document World Tour On Upcoming DVD

Sweden's IN FLAMES are documenting their current world tour for a future DVD, tentatively due sometime in 2005. Working with the group on the project is director director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Films, who has previously collaborated with such acts as DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, EVERGREY, TIAMAT and PASSENGER, as well as with ...

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THE GATHERING To Make Russian Live Debut In May

Holland's THE GATHERING will make their Russian live debut on May 29 at DK Gorbunova in Moscow. 2,000 fans are expected at the gig, which will offer approximately two hours of "pure music," according to an official press release. Ticket information and venue web site: www.dkg.ru. In other THE GATHERING news, Russia's Irond ...

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DREAM EVIL: 'The Book Of Heavy Metal' Release Date Pushed Forward

DREAM EVIL's third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal", will be issued on May 24 — one week ahead of its previously announced May 31 release date. The follow-up to last year's "Evilized", "The Book Of Heavy Metal" was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and features special guest appearances by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist ...

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LACUNA COIL Filming Video For 'Swamped'

Italy's LACUNA COIL are currently in Sweden filming a video for the track "Swamped". "Swamped" comes off the band's latest album, "Comalies", which has surpassed the 60,000 Nielsen SoundScan mark since its late 2002 release. LACUNA COIL are scheduled to embark on a national U.S. theater tour alongside P.O.D., BLINDSIDE and HAZEN ST. beginning on ...

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DEVILDRIVER Secure Second-Stage Slot At OZZFEST 2004

DEVILDRIVER, the California-based band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have secured a slot on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest, according to a posting at the Roadrunner Records web site. Other bands that have landed a rotating second-stage slot at Ozzfest 2004 include ATREYU, BLEEDING THROUGH, LACUNA COIL, EVERY ...

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DREAM EVIL Set Release Date For 'The Book Of Heavy Metal'

DREAM EVIL, the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have set a May 31 European release date through Century Media Records for their third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal". The follow-up to last ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Video Used In Videogame Trailer

TDK Mediactive is using WITHIN TEMPTATION's video for "Mother Earth" to launch their new game "Knights of the Temple" made for X-Box, PS2, Nintendo and PC. View the trailer here. The "Mother Earth" clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Films, who has previously worked with IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, MNEMIC, LACUNA ...

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STORMLORD: New Song Available For Download

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have posted a full-length MP3 of their new track "Under the Boards" at this location. "Under the Boards" comes off the group's third album, "The Gorgon Cult", due in Italy on March 22 and in Europe/America in April through Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2001's "At The ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO, TRISTANIA Confirmed For Germany's M'ERA LUNA Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO and TRISTANIA have been officially confirmed for this year's M'era Luna festival, set to take place August 7-8 at Flugplatz Drispenstedt in Hildesheim, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: WOLFSHEIM LACRIMOSA WITHIN TEMPTATION COVENANT IN EXTREMO L'AME IMMORTELLE ANNE CLARK ...

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OTEP Added To OZZFEST 2004

According to a posting at the group's official web site, OTEP have secured a second-stage slot at this year's Ozzfest. The group will reportedly be playing in the afternoon in a rotating slot "right before the headliners [SLIPKNOT and HATEBREED]." As previously reported, Ozzfest 2004 is scheduled to kick off July 10 in ...

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FLOWING TEARS: More Tour Dates Announced

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 08 - Zeche Carl – Essen, GER* Mar. 09 – Markthalle - Hamburg, GER* Mar. 10 – Passionskirche - Berlin, GER* Mar. 11 – Gewerkschaftshaus - Erfurt, GER* Apr. 10 – Endstation – Winterthur, SWI Apr. 11 - Rock ...

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P.O.D./LACUNA COIL U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Before embarking on this summer's Ozzfest, the ethereal Italian six-piece LACUNA COIL will complete a national U.S. theatre tour alongside P.O.D., BLINDSIDE and HAZEN ST. The major market trek will kick off on May 1 and run though mid-June, hitting over 40 cities. With sales of their new album "Comalies" already surpassing the 60,000 Nielsen ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Set U.S. Release Date For 'Terra Incognito'

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have set a May 11 U.S. release date through Peaceville Records for their second album, titled "Terra Incognito". Recorded during the summer of 2003, the follow-up to 2002's "A Venom Well Designed" was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, ...

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OZZFEST 2004: The Official Press Release

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2004--"The day OZZfest comes to town is the best day of summer for hardcore fans of hard rock and metal music. They know they're getting value beyond what they paid for." So says OZZfest founder Sharon Osbourne. "The music starts at 9:30 a.m. and doesn't stop until Ozzy leaves the stage ...

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OZZFEST 2004: Lineup, Tour Dates Announced!

The organizers of the annual Ozzfest announced the details of this year's festival at a press conference held this morning at Avalon in Hollywood, California. The lineup is as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE JUDAS PRIEST SLAYER DIMMU BORGIR SUPERJOINT RITUAL BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Second Stage: SLIPKNOT HATEBREED LAMB OF GOD Rotating: ATREYU ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Germany's ZILLO FESTIVAL

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Zillo Festival, set to take place July 16-18 in St. Goarshausen, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: :SITD: ALIEN SEX FIEND BLUTENGEL DAS ICH DEATHSTARS FAUN IN EXTREMO LACUNA COIL LAIBACH SCHANDMAUL SEROTONINE ...

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IN FLAMES: 'The Quiet Place' Video Posted Online

The official German IN FLAMES fan site In-Flames.de has posted the video for the group's new single, "The Quiet Place". Download it here (.mpg, file size: 33.9 MB). Also available for download from the same site is a partial recording of IN FLAMES' appearance at Popstad 2004, taped this past Friday (Feb. 13) ...

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