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THE GATHERING, Concert Promoter Engage In War Of Words Over Toronto Show Cancellation

Holland's THE GATHERING have accused the owners of a Toronto venue and associated concert promoters of trying to "rip [them] off financially" during their recent appearance in the city. THE GATHERING's second Toronto show (Feb. 14), originally announced on Wednesday (Feb. 11) as a last-minute replacement for their canceled New York (L'Amour) date, was called ...

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BEHOLDER Announce Italian Show

Italian metallers BEHOLDER have announced a live show on May 28 at Transilvania Live in Milan in support of their upcoming third full-length album, "Lethal Injection". The follow-up to 2002's "Wish For Destruction" — the group's first CD with new bassist Ace Raven — will be released through Dragonheart Records. In other news, BEHOLDER keyboardist ...

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IN FLAMES: 'The Quiet Place' Video Completed

Revolver Film Company's (www.revolver.se) acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, MNEMIC, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, PASSENGER) has completed work on the new IN FLAMES video, "The Quiet Place". The video was shot at The Revolver Ranch and at different locations/sets in Gothenburg, Sweden. Pick-up shots were made in New York. The clip will ...

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NAGLFAR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR are the latest act confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands currently scheduled to appear are MACHINE HEAD, STRATOVARIUS, LACUNA COIL, RAGE, MALEVOLENT CREATION, IN EXTREMO, DOOMSWORD, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE. Tickets to ...

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GRIP INC. Set U.S. Release Date For 'Incorporated'

GRIP INC., the forward-thinking metal outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, FANTOMAS), will release "Incorporated", their fourth studio album, on March 16 in the U.S. through SPV Records. The GRIP INC. lineup is rounded out by guitarist/composer/in-demand producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL) and vocalist Gus Chambers. The track listing for "Incorporated" is as follows: 01. ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Florida-based death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION are the latest act confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands currently scheduled to appear are MACHINE HEAD, STRATOVARIUS, LACUNA COIL, RAGE, IN EXTREMO, DOOMSWORD, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE. Tickets to the ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Complete Work On New Video

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have completed work on a video for the track "Lake of Sulphur" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION) of Revolver Film Company. The clip, which was shot in the Arizona dessert and at The ...

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MACHINE HEAD Confirmed To Headline Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

MACHINE HEAD have been confirmed as the first headliners of this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands currently scheduled to appear are STRATOVARIUS, LACUNA COIL, RAGE, IN EXTREMO, DOOMSWORD, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE. Tickets to the festival cost 50 ...

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DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL Confirmed For Germany's ZILLO Festival

DIMMU BORGIR and LACUNA COIL 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: DIMMU BORGIR IN EXTREMO L'AME IMMORTELLE LAIBACH BLUTENGEL DAS ICH SCHANDMAUL LACUNA COIL (Thanks: ...

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LACUNA COIL Extend Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Italy's LACUNA COIL have extended their deal with Century Media Records. "In light of the excellent support throughout the years and because of the good relations with the worldwide Century Media Family, LACUNA COIL have decided to renew their record deal with the label," the band said in an official statement. "We received many offers ...

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LACUNA COIL, ANCIENT Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

LACUNA COIL and ANCIENT are the final bands confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain. The complete list of artists scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: AMON AMARTH ANCIENT AXXIS BATTELORE CAGE CALLENISH CIRCLE CONTHRA DARK FUNERAL ...

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STORMLORD Complete Work On New CD

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have completed work on their third album, "The Gorgon Cult", at The Outer Sound Studios in Rome with engineer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE, NECRODEATH, DGM, THY MAJESTIE). The follow-up to 2001's "At The Gates Of Utopia" was recorded and mixed over a two-month period and was mastered at the The ...

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IN EXTREMO Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

IN EXTREMO are the latest act confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands currently scheduled to appear are STRATOVARIUS, LACUNA COIL, RAGE, DOOMSWORD, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE. Tickets to the festival cost 50 euros (including one parking ...

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LACUNA COIL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

Italian goth-metallers LACUNA COIL are the latest act confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands currently scheduled to appear are STRATOVARIUS, RAGE, DOOMSWORD, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE. Tickets to the festival cost 50 euros (including one parking ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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FLOWING TEARS Cancel Berlin Date

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS were forced to cancel their Dec. 12 show at the Rockanova "Cold Winter Steel" party in the Kalkscheune, Berlin after drummer Stefan Gemballa was injured during a gig with his other band, RED AIM. According to the group, "Stefan was hit in the head and badly injured by a falling ...

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BEHEMOTH Extend Contract With OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have extended their contract with Olympic Recordings. The group have already commenced the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album and will enter the studio in early spring with hopes for a late 2004 release. This has been a breakthrough year for BEHEMOTH, who made their U.S. live debut at ...

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MNEMIC: 'Liquid' Video Posted Online

MNEMIC's video for the track "Liquid", the second single off their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", has been posted online at this location (file size: 98 MB). The clip, which was directed by Patric Ulleaus (LACUNA COIL, ACE OF BASE, SCOOTER, FREAK KITCHEN, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) of Revolver Film, was shot on the The ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Europe

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the rest of their European tour beginning on December 8 (not including Helsinki, Finland). The dates are as follows: Dec. 08 – Docks - Hamburg, GER Dec. 09 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, ...

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ZENSOR, MANDYLION To Team Up For One-Off Gig In Oslo

Norwegian metal bands ZENSOR and MANDYLION (featuring former members of SACRALIS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, PECCATUM and DIMENSION F3H) will be teaming up for a gig at John Dee in Oslo on Friday, December 5. ZENSOR have just appeared on the "Advanced Alternatives Vol. 1" CD with such bands as JANE'S ADDICTION, LACUNA COIL, FOO FIGHTERS, ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Tops 'URANIUM' Viewers' Poll

Morgan Lander, vocalist/guitarist of KITTIE, recently won "Uranium"'s (Fuse TV) Viewers' Poll for "Best Female In A Metal/Hardcore Band", beating out the singers from OTEP, ARCH ENEMY, and LACUNA COIL. "I'm shocked and pleasantly surprised that 'Uranium' viewers are still supporting us even though we haven't put out a video in two years," Morgan Lander ...

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FLOWING TEARS Finalize Track Listing For New Album

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Razorbliss", tentatively due in March 2004 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Serpentine" was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, SENTENCED, MOONSPELL) and is the band's first to feature new ...

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BYZANTINE Name Debut CD

West Virginia's BYZANTINE have set "The Fundamental Component" as the title for their debut album, due on February 10, 2004 through Prosthetic Records. "[At first] we were not going to even name the album," the band write on their web site. "Just let it be our self-titled debut. But, in order to draw distinction from ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Germany

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the following three dates of their European tour: Nov. 19 - Stuttgart, GER @ LKA Dec. 15 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia Fritz Dec. 19 - Leipzig, GER @ Werk 2 MNEMIC ...

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LACUNA COIL To Embark On National U.S. Headlining Tour

As the buzz surrounding the Italian sextet LACUNA COIL's latest single "Heaven's A Lie" continues to build at commercial radio, the group prepares to make their much anticipated return to the U.S. After developing a rabid following throughout this past year relentlessly touring with the likes of ANTHRAX, OPETH and TYPE O NEGATIVE, they are ...

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