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Pure Metal News: February 2007 Part 1

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ANIMOSITY announces European tour plans!

ANIMOSITY is finally going to Europe!!! That’s right; Animosity will be spending this summer overseas in Europe. This is their first European tour announcement and they are extremely proud and excited to head over with the almighty Converge. This of course, is happening after they finish recording their new album entitled, 'Animal', and do a quick month of touring in the US.

European Tour w/ Converge and Rise and Fall
6/15 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
6/16 Trier, Germany Summer Blast Festival
6/18 Copenhagen, Denmark Loppen
6/19 Berlin, Germany SO36
6/21 Hoogeven, Holland Trashfest
6/22 Herne, Germany Pressure Festival
6/23 Paris, France Nouveau Casino
6/24 Clisson, France Hellfest
6/25 Irun, Spain Tunk
6/26 Madrid, Spain Copernico
6/28 Montpellier, France The Rockstore
7/13 Dour, Belgium Dour Festival
7/15 Budapest, Hungary Kultiplex
7/16 Wien, Austria Arena
7/17 Tolmin, Slovenia Metal Camp Festival
7/19 Lausanne, Switzerland Le Romandie
7/22 Plzen, Czech Republic Fluff Festival

ED GEIN to tour Europe with Phoenix Bodies!

ED GEIN is finally getting "across the big pond" for some shows! This June/July ED GEIN will be heading over to Europe with their buddies Phoenix Bodies for a few weeks of touring. They are totally stoked! Below is the proposed routing. Check the ED GEIN-MySpace page for more info as the tour is confirmed.

13 - Cologne, TBA
14 - Gent/Antwerp, TBA
15 - Brighton , TBA
16 - Bristol , The Croft
17 - Coventry, Dog And Trumpet
18 - Manchester, Star And Garter
19 - Endinburgh, Subway Cowgate
20 - Leeds, Fenton
21 - Nottingham, TBA
22 - London, TBA
23 - Liege, TBA
24 - Hoogeveen, Trash Fest - Het Podium
25 - Groningen, Barakade
26 - Bremen, TBA
27 - Hamburg/Hannover/Braunsweig, TBA
28 - Berlin, TBA
29 - Leipzig, Zoro
30 - Cry Me A River Fest

1 - Strasbourg, TBA
2 - Lyon, TBA
3 - Milan, TBA
4 - Munich, TBA

RIDE THE SKY - Line up completed

Ex-HELLOWEEN drummer and MASTERPLAN founder Uli Kusch has finally completed the line up of his new band RIDE THE SKY:

Bjørn Jansson - vocals (TEARS OF ANGER, BEYOND TWILIGHT)
Uli Kusch - drums (Ex-HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN)
Benny Jansson - guitar (TEARS OF ANGER)
Mathias Garnås - bass (XSAVIOR)
Kaspar Dahlqvist - keyboard (DIONYSSUS, STORMWIND)

The guys are currently working on their yet untitled debut album, due to be released in the middle of August.

AMON AMARTH to tour the U.K. + Ireland!

AMON AMARTH will tour the UK + Ireland for the first time as a Headliner! Please spread the dates!


April 2007
Sat 14 Nottingham - Rock City
Sun 15 Dublin - Temple Bar
Mon 16 Cork - An Cruiscin Lan
Tue 17 Glasgow - Cathouse
Wed 18 London - Carling Academy
Thu 19 Manchester The Club Academy

In other news AMON AMARTH as well as VOMITORY and FALCONER are confirmed to play the Sweden Rock Festival 2007 to take place in Sölvesborg between the 6th and 9th of June!

IN FLAMES - Honoured with Grammy award!

IN FLAMES have been honoured with the Swedish "Grammis" award in the category "Best Hard Rock" during a ceremony that was held Tuesday night (January 30th) at Hovet in Stockholm. A total of five bands were nominated for their most recent 2006 releases.

BACKYARD BABIES - "People Like People Like People Like Us' (RCA)
EUROPE - "Secret Society" (T&T/Sanctuary)
HAMMERFALL - "Threshold" (Nuclear Blast)
IN FLAMES - "Come Clarity" (Nuclear Blast)
THE HAUNTED - "The Dead Eye" (Century Media)

In accepting the award, IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén asked the audience to get up on their feet. "This is the third time IN FLAMES have won a [Swedish] Grammy and it feels extremely good," he said and joked: "Thanks a lot to the Swedish people, [distributor] Sound Pollution and all you people sitting down!"

SCAR SYMMETRY - Working update!

Melodic Deathers SCAR SYMMETRY have posted the following update on their official homepage

"Greetings people! At the moment we're in the midst of writing material for our 3rd album, set to be recorded at the end of the summer. So far we have like 10 songs in the works and there are more set to be written in the near future. Hopefully we'll have around 15-20 songs to choose from, in time for the recording.

As goes for coming live-appearances, we're very much looking forward in participating in this year's edition of Progpower UK, set to take place outside of London, at the end of March. Also, like we've told you before in an earlier post, there is a new tour in the works, which we hope will be 100% confirmed shortly, so that we can share some further info with you guys. In the meantime, lets keep our fingers crossed and be sure to check this website at regular intervals!"

KATAKLYSM - Message for their fans

Northern Hyperblasters KATAKLYSM have just returned from their European tour and have some important things to tell their fans! "KATAKLYSM has just returned to US soil after completing the band’s most successful headliner tour in Europe!!! Drawing more people and selling venues across Europe than never before.

The band wishes to thank QUO VADIS, FEAR MY THOUGHTS and NEAERA for being cool dudes and all for all the good times, cheers!!!" Sadly, the band had to postpone their scheduled Australian tour and their "Road to Devastation II" tour which also included a few dates with UNLEASHED and was scheduled for April/ Mai.

Maurizio Lacono explains: "I know that a lot of our fans were looking forward to seeing us in Australia, in the UK, Scandinavia and all the places we haven’t hit for this record yet, but believe me that none are more disappointed than us!.....But they WILL be rescheduled and we are thinking of September or during the fall. The reason behind the postponed dates: The devil himself called and made us an offer we couldn’t refuse!.."

GOTTHARD - Begins with recording

Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD entered the studio late last year with producers Leo Leoni and Ronald Prent (who worked with the band on their last effort, "Lipservice") to begin recording their new album, entitled "Domino Effect", which will be released in early summer 2007!

GOTTHARD last year scored its 10th consecutive No. 1 album in the band's home country of Switzerland. "Made in Switzerland" — which beat the latest releases from TOOL and PEARL JAM — is a CD/DVD set that contains 17 songs that were recorded during a concert at the Hallenstadion in Zürich in December 2005. In addition to the complete concert, the DVD includes "making-of" footage and many new photos.

GRAVEWORM - New album finished

Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM have completed work on their sixth album at Stage One studios with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, etc.). The follow-up to 2005's "(N)utopia" contains 10 songs and features guest appearances by Maurizio Iacono from KATAKLYSM and Matze from THE SORROW. The album will be released on May 11. Check all upcoming shows HERE!

SINISTER - US dates scheduled

Dutch death metallers SINISTER will play several U.S. dates in May, culminating in their appearance at the Minneapolis Mayhem 4 festival on May 12 at the Station-4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

May 09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ [to be announced]
May 10 - Denver, CO @ [to be announced]
May 11 - Topeka, KS @ [to be announced]
May 12 - St. Paul, MN @ Station-4 (Minneapolis Mayhem 4)

SONATA ARCTICA - Album title revealed

The new SONATA ARCTICA album is called „Unia' and will hit the street on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records!


HAMMERFALL - Extend contract

The story of success continues: After already ten years of prosperous cooperation, HAMMERFALL extended their contract with NUCLEAR BLAST for another six albums.

The signing took place before the band's concert at the Filharmonie Filderstadt, Germany, on January 31st 2007. Thereby the label from Donzdorf, Germany - which released debut & hit album "Glory To The Brave" of the Swedes in 1997 - and the group provide the basis for another mutual, successful decade.

ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Announce new guitarist

With their Nuclear Blast debut, The Forgotten Goddess, slated for North American release on February 20th, L.A.'s ECHOES OF ETERNITY are starting out the New Year by proudly announcing the addition of new, second guitarist Sam Young into the band's ranks.

States founding E.O.E. member / songwriter / guitarist Brandon S. Patton: "After some great rehearsals these past few days, we are stoked about our new guitarist, Sam Young. He's 28 years old, an ultra-cool guy who is an experienced touring musician, and fits in very well with the band. The difference he makes in our live sound is night and day, and I look forward to introducing him to you all."

The complete band line-up is now:

Francine Boucher - Vocals
Brandon S. Patton - Guitars
Sam Young - Guitars
Duane Cowan - Bass
Kirk Carrison - Drums

Regarding the direction of the band, Patton's musical goal still remains "from the onset, to recreate the vibe of Death's Symbolic with beautiful female vocals."

The Forgotten Goddess was recorded in six months in Venice, California at RavensWork Studios and produced, engineered, and mastered by Eric Ryan. Fans of melodic, progressive metal can pre-order the album through the band's My Space page:

Track listing for The Forgotten Goddess is:

01. Burning With Life
02. Expressions Of Flesh
03. Voices In A Dream
04. Towers Of Silence
05. The Forgotten Goddess
06. The Kingdom Within
07. Circles In Stone
08. Garden Of The Gods
09. Lost Beneath A Silent Sky
10. Adrift

THE ACCÜSED - Tour cancelled!

The European tour of US Splatter Rock masters THE ACCÜSED that was planned to take place along with the reunited CRUMBSUCKERS and the French newcomer LYXANZIA has been cancelled. A reason has not been posted.

VARIOUS ARTISTS - "Blasting your ears"

Every 3rd Saturday of each month, Nuclear Blast Records will be bringing you all the latest releases of the label’s recording artists, in an audiovisual presentation that’ll also blend malevolently together with all the goodies we’ve released for the last 20 years!

Nuclear Blast’s DJ set will be taking place at Athens’ TEXAS CLUB (56 Ippokratous Str), at the upper hall and everyone’s invited to come blast some ears together!

1st 'Blasting Your Ears' night: Saturday, February 17

Brand New Stuff we’ll be playing:

KATAKLYSM - 'Live In Deutschland' DVD (out now!)
ECHOES OF ETERNITY - 'The Forgotten Goddess' (out Feb. 02)
SIRENIA - 'Nine Destinies And A Downfall' (out Feb. 12 - Greek release date)
MENDEED - 'The Dead Live By Blood' (out Feb. 16)
CHIMAIRA - 'Resurrection' (out March 03)
ONE MAN ARMY & THE UNDEAD QUARTET - 'Error In Evolution' (out March 09)

• New videos from the bands SIRENIA, CHIMAIRA, TAROT, MENDEED, MNEMIC and many others!!!

The next 'Blasting Your Ears' night (March 17th) will feature new releases (CD or DVD) by THRESHOLD, RAGE, THUNDERSTONE plus a DEATHSTARS warm-up party for the band’s Athenian show that’ll take place the next evening!!!

Be there for the Blast!
For any questions regarding "Blasting Your Ears", please send in your e-mail at

Metal Blade signs AUTUMN!

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of rising Gothic Metal band AUTUMN from the Netherlands! AUTUMN is a special band in many ways - unlike all their competitors in the overcrowded scene with female fronted metal bands, AUTUMN deliver something original, are everything but cliché and add some extra Groove to their songs.

Comments guitar player Jens van der Valk: 'We're delighted to have the opportunity to work with Metal Blade in securing a strong position at the front lines of female fronted gothic metal/rock, both for Autumn and Metal Blade. After having worked with major labels Sony and Universal for our previous CD's, we're convinced the right move for us is to team up with a record label that has its feet firmly planted in the heavier scene, while retaining power and flexibility in an ever changing musical environment.

We couldn't have wished for a better partner and we're confident that, with Metal Blade's renowned commitment and power to strike, we'll go far with this relationship! On a personal note: it sort of feels like coming home, since I've been affiliated with Metal Blade in the past, during my years in God Dethroned. That's been an experience that has remained my benchmark for a healthy business relationship and I can't wait to pick up where we left off and get this show on the road!'

AUTUMN are done recording their third album 'My New Time'. Right now the album is in the mixing process. Produced by Arno Krabman at Graveland studio and mixed by Jochem Jacobs at Split Second Sound Studio it’s obvious the sound of the album will be powerful, transparent and heavy!

'We've laid down 11 tracks at Graveland Studio with producer Arno Krabman behind the dials. These are some of the most diverse, groovy and powerful Autumn songs to date. Needless to say, we're thrilled with the results so far! The new line-up has outdone itself and has seen the Autumn collective improve in all possible areas. This, combined with Arno's attention to detail and Jochem's mixing skills should result in an album that'll raise some eyebrows!'

Nienke de Jong - vocals
Jerome Vrielink - bass
Jan Munnik - keyboards
Jan Grijpstra - drums
Mats van der Valk - guitar & backing vocals
Jens van der Valk - guitar & backing vocals

'My New Time' will be released in May via Metal Blade Records in Europe. Full tracklisting, exact release date and the cover artwork will be revealed soon!


We are pleased to announce that the legendary Paradise Lost will be playing an exclusive show in London at Camden’s Koko on 12th April 2007.

The band will be performing songs from across their 10 album career which
will be filmed for the definitive PL DVD entitled ‘From Gothic To Paradise
Lost’ which is due to be released later this year.

'We're all really excited to be playing this show at Koko, after playing so many venues in our career it'll be cool to play a different venue. It’s going be a really special show as we’re playing songs spanning our whole career and hopefully we’ll be able to play something very new for you. The show will be filmed for our new DVD so you’d better get those lighters ready! Come along - it should be a night to remember."

Nick Holmes - Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album ‘In Requiem’ - read Nick Holmes studio blog here:


KOTIPELTO - Stratovarius front man/singer Timo KOTIPELTO is one of the most important musicians in the Melodic Metal scene right now, and AFM is very proud to announce the release of his third solo album "Serenity" on April 23rd. The current single "Sleep Well" is already released in Finland and is currently flying high at No.5 in the Singles Chart! To watch the video of "Sleep Well", go to

TANKARD - The end of March sees Frankfurt’s finest Thrashers TANKARD, enter Andy Classen’s Stage-One-Studio (Legion Of The Damned, Holy Moses, Disbelief) to record new versions of their biggest hits from the 'Empty Tankard', 'Chemical Invasion', 'The Morning After' and 'Space Beer' eras.

The release date for 'Best Case Scenario: 25 Years In Beers' is then scheduled for late June/early July with a special limited first edition which includes the bonus CD 'A Tribute To Tankard'; 18 bands (including Sacred Steel, Manticora, Abandoned, Paradox, Courageous and Scornage) saluting the great career of this magnificent band by contributing their own individual covers.

EVIDENCE ONE - German melodic metal-heads EVIDENCE ONE are proud to announce that they have signed a deal with AFM. The follow up to the great 'Tattooed Heart' (2004) album will now be released in June.
Entitled 'The Sky Is The Limit', the album will include the classic E1 Sound but, although written by the band’s charismatic guitarist Robby Boebel, it will now feature a different guitar (Boebel having stepped down in favour of Jorg "Warthy" Wartmann who will now be the live face of the band on all future tours).

Evidence One - The Sky Is The Limit:

Can't Fight The Past,
Gallery Of Broken Glass,
Into The Depths Of My Soul,
Mr. Madness
Raging Winds
Rain Road
The Luxury Of Losing Hope
The Sky Is The Limit
Won't Sleep Alone.

Debauchery - German Death Metal terrorists Debauchery are all set for the release of their new record, 'Back In Blood' on March 26th. Then, in April the band unite with Moonsorrow, Swallow The Sun and Omnium Gatherum for an extensive round of European shows.

Absolute - We’re gonna keep this one quiet for now but the 'Elevator' is already being readied for April so be on the look out for something really special. If you like you’re Ash and a bit of teenage angst, you’ll love Absolute!!

Forthcoming Live Dates for AFM artists

The Poodles / Krokus - (with Hammerfall) February 20th; The Electric Ballroom, London February 21st: Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow February 22nd; Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin February 23rd; Bradford Rio, Bradford February 24th; JB's, Dudley

Masterplan - (with Saxon);
Feb. 28 - UK Glasgow Garage
Mar. 02 - UK Belfast Spring & Airbrake
Mar. 03 - IRL Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre Mar. 04 - UK Manchester Academy 2 Mar. 06 - UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall Mar. 07 - UK Nottingham Rock City Mar. 08 - UK Cardiff Coal Exchange Mar. 09 - UK London Astoria

Jon Oliva's Pain
30th March 2007 Prog Power Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham.

For details of tickets etc. contact the relevant venue.

BORN FROM PAIN add more UK dates

BORN FROM PAIN have added more UK dates to their upcoming tour here at the end of February.

BORN FROM PAIN + First Blood

February 2007

26th - PLYMOUTH - White Rabbit - !!NEW!!
27th - LONDON - Underworld
28th - PETERBOROUGH - Met Lounge - !!NEW!!

March 2007

1st - READING - Face Bar (+ The Set Up)
2nd - BRADFORD - Rio (+ The Set Up) - !!NEW!!
3rd - LOWESTOFT - Seabreeze (+ The Set Up)
4th - SWINDON - Furnace (+ The Set Up)

‘WAR’ by BORN FROM PAIN is available now on Metal Blade


FLESHCRAWL busy writing new album

Here is an update on what FLESHCRAWL is doing at the moment and what is

'We are about to finish the last two songs of the new record. So far everybody is very pleased with the outcome and we are pretty sure this will become an awesome death metal hammer hitting you straight in your fu*kin'

'The tentative title of the record is "Structures of Death". I think we will end up having 11 songs. Some titles confirmed are:

- Structures Of Death
- War Of The Dead
- Written In Blood
- Nothing But Flesh Remains
- A Spirit Dressed In Black

More titles to come soon...

We will start recording at the end of April at studio, Ulm, Germany. The mix will take place in the beginning of June in Sweden (Studio Underground), whereas the mastering will kick off right after the mix. So far no release date has been set, but it will be announced shortly.

Expect another kick-ass cover artwork by Uwe Jarling!'

SIX FEET UNDER - New album! Tracklist! Free MP3!

A brand new SIX FEET UNDER track, entitled "Doomsday", is available for download online.  The song comes off the group's new album, "Commandment", due on April 20 via Metal Blade Records Europe. The track listing is as follows:

01. Doomsday
02. Thou Shall Kill
03. Zombie Executioner
04. The Edge Of The Hatchet
05. Bled To Death
06. Resurrection Of The Rotten
07. As The Blade Turns
08. The Evil Eye
09. In A Vacant Grave
10. Ghosts Of The Undead

In a recent interview with Mark Carras of, SIX FEET UNDER bassist Terry Butler stated about the upcoming CD, "I would say, if I had to describe the new style, it would be 'Maximum Violence' meets 'Haunted'. . . I'm really psyched about it. I really liked it. We had a good writing experience. We wrote all the music in the studio and it just flowed through. It's pretty upbeat the whole time, but there's some really catchy, groovy riffs.

I think SFU fans are going to like it a lot, especially some of the older, the people who've been around for a long time listening to us, it will satisfy them. The last couple records we've kind of, I don't want to say gotten off our style, but we've always tried to be a little bit different. We didn't want to always just put ten records that sounded like 'Haunted'. So we just kind of, I don't want to say experimented, but we just kind of messed around a little bit, certain styles, but I think this is kind of back to what our fans would expect."

Check out the entire interview in text and MP3 format at

DEMIRICIOUS - Video of new song available!

A video clip of Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS performing a new song in their rehearsal studio has been posted online

An interview with the members of DEMIRICOUS conducted by can be viewed online.

DEMIRICOUS last year announced the addition of drummer Dustin Boltjes to the group's ranks. The band is tentatively scheduled to enter the studio February 15 to begin recording its new album for a summer 2007 release.

DEMIRICOUS's debut CD, "One (Hellbound)", was released in January 2006 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in June 2005 at Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL).

DEMIRICOUS's video for the song "To Serve is to Destroy" can be viewed online at

MONSTROSITY - Studio & live update

"We're mixing the new album at Morrisound now. Its turning out really killer - more news coming soon!"

'Spiritual Apocalypse' will be released on the 5th of April, 2007 on Metal Blade Europe!

MONSTROSITY have been confirmed for the "CHAS METAL ATTACK MEXICO 2007" tour featuring: MARDUK, MONSTROSITY, SETHERIAL & CATTLE DECAPITATION + local support.
February 9, 2007 - Leon, Mexico, "Madeiras"
February 10, 2007 - Mexico City, Mexico "Circo Volador"
February 11, 2007- San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Huerta del STIC

The band has also confirmed a headlining appearance at "FU*K THE COMMERCE X" FESTIVAL 2007. Also appearing at this show will be VITAL REMAINS, SINISTER, and many more. The show is set to take place May 17-19, 2007 in Neiden (near Torgau), Germany. MONSTROSITY will headline the Friday night.

CANNIBAL CORPSE to play in Iceland!

CANNIBAL CORPSE have confirmed two shows in Reykjavik, Iceland!

Saturday 30th of June - Venue: Nasa, - Age limit: 20
Sunday 1 st of July - Venue: Nasa, - Age limit: All Ages

Metal Blade bands on Inferno Festival in Oslo!

The complete lineup has been announced for the Inferno Festival, which is scheduled to take place April 5-7 at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway. The announcement was made at the event's kick-off party, which was held on Saturday.

Inferno festival 2007 billing:
Thursday, April 5:

Friday, April 6:

Saturday, April 7:

High Impact Recordings/Metal Blade Records signs EVERGREEN TERRACE!

High Impact Recordings and Metal Blade Records are proud to announce the signing of Jacksonville’s own, EVERGREEN TERRACE.

Since 1999, EVERGREEN TERRACE has created their own brand of fast, powerful, heavy, and yet melodic hardcore. The band’s disregard for gimmicks and trends has allowed them to make music with true energy and passion. EVERGREEN TERRACE’s diverse sound has allowed them to share the stage with bands like NORMA JEAN, UNEARTH, EVERY TIME I DIE, HATEBREED, BANE, and GWAR.

High Impact Recordings founder Tim Lambesis comments, "EVERGREEN TERRACE is a band that will soon get the recognition they've deserved for quite some time.

They are a band that started before their genre blew up, and all the while they've maintained a distinct identity by combining the energy of punk and the syncopation of metal with a melody that is their own. In a genre that sometime goes over the top trying to be "heavy", EVERGREEN TERRACE reminds us that energy and good song-writing should still be the bottom line."

EVERGREEN TERRACE enthusiastically replies, "Now we can be a real band, thanks Metal Blade!!!"

"Metal Blade...Fu*k Yeah." - Josh of EVERGREEN TERRACE

"Very excited to work with such a hard working label that believes in what we are trying to accomplish as a band. It feels amazing to be a part of a roster with such a huge history in the underground and mainstream metal and hardcore scene." - Kyle of EVERGREEN TERRACE

EVERGREEN TERRACE will begin recording the follow-up to 2005’s "Sincerity Is An Easy Disguise In This Business", in February 2007 at Vision Sound in Florida.

Andrew Carey - Vocals
Craig Chaney - Guitar/Vocals
Joshua James - Guitar
Jason Southwell - Bass
Kyle Mims - Drums

UNEARTH - "Sanctity Of Brothers" teaser online now!

Fans Of UNEARTH... the teaser for UNEARTH's newest video "Sanctity of Brothers" is available online

Re-post this as much as you'd like, and keep in mind that the full length video for "Sanctity Of Brothers" will premiere EXCLUSIVELY on MySpace on Monday, February 12th.

DARK TRANQUILLITY - Reveal the science of 'Fiction'; new song online!

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY triumphantly return with 'Fiction' in April 2007, a scorching effort that will undoubtedly add an exhilarating new chapter to the genre’s storied history. The album was mixed by the acclaimed Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted) and encompasses all of the elements on which the band built their career: thought-provoking lyrics, shredding guitar work, captivating melodies and sheer brutality. This offering is perhaps best compared to a modern-day version of the group’s revered classics 'The Gallery' and 'The Mind’s I', only with more intensity behind it. The blueprint of melodic death metal is now at your fingertips.

Niklas Sundin (guitars) further describes his thoughts on the new album: 'Tue Madsen did a fantastic job with the sound, and the result is diverse and exciting enough to satisfy even the most critical of listeners. The 10 songs are extremely varied and showcase all facets of the D.T. experience while breaking new ground as well as reviving some elements that haven't been featured in D.T. songs since the early years. At the moment, we're putting the finishing touches to the packaging as well as preparing for the recording of the 'Focus shift' and 'Misery's Crown' promo videos. Directing is once again Roger Johansson, who worked with us on the videos for Character'.

DARK TRANQUILLITY holds the esteemed distinction as being one of the bands responsible for founding an entirely new genre of death metal in the early '90s, which came to be known as "The Gothenburg Sound." Their previous album, 'Character', was hailed by critics and fans alike as the group's most savage and dynamic offering yet. They have solidified their fanbase through numerous tours alongside the likes of such genre titans as Killswitch Engage, Kreator, In Flames, Opeth and Soilwork, among others.

In late March 2007, DARK TRANQUILLITY kick off the touring cycle for 'Fiction' with a massive co-headlining U.S. run with The Haunted and Into Eternity followed by European summer festivals and a full length tour in autumn, revitalizing the genre they helped to create and further cementing their status as one of the scene’s most influential metal bands.

Here’s the final tracklist:


1. Nothing To No One
2. The Lesser Faith
3. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)
4. Blind At Heart
5. Icipher
6. Inside The Particle Storm
7. Empty Me
8. Misery´s Crown
9. Focus Shift
10. The Mundane And The Magic

A Closer End - Japan Bonus Track
Winter Triangle - Instrumental Australia Bonus Track

The ltd. album version will include a bonus DVD with live songs, behind the scene footage, last album’s 'The New Build' promo video and the brand-new 'Focus Shift' clip.

Cover artwork was done again by the band’s guitarist Niklas Sundin. Photo by Marcus Bergman.

Release dates:

North America: Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sweden: Wednesday, April 18, 2007
UK / FRANCE / SPAIN / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, April 23, 2007.
FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

A pre-listening of 'Focus Shift' can be found here:

FU MANCHU - New album details; tourdates updated!

Southern California rock quartet FU MANCHU delivers new details on the band’s upcoming tenth album and Century Media Records debut, 'We Must Obey', which will hit stores on February 19th, 2007. The album will be released as limited edition featuring a luxurious slipcase art in a unique Hot Rod pinstriping style and a European only bonus track. Here the full track-listing:

FU MANCHU - 'We Must Obey'

1. We Must Obey
2. Knew It All Along
3. Let Me Out
4. Hung Out To Dry
5. Shake It Loose
6. Land Of Giants
7. Between The Lines
8. Lesson
9. Moving In Stereo
10. Didn`t Really Try
11. Sensei Vs. Sensei
12. Never Again (European bonus track)

Already praised by Decibel (US) as the band’s 'best set of riffs in years', FU MANCHU’s newest slab of fuzzy rock was recorded at Hollywood’s Grandmaster Recorders studio (Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Black Crows). Finishing touches were added by Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering (Velvet Revolver, Pennywise, Rev. Horton Heat). The album also includes a cover of The Cars’ classic 'Moving In Stereo'.

After a US headliner tour running from late February to mid-April, FU MANCHU will then rock their European audience on the following dates:


26.04.2007 Lisbon (PT) @ Paradise Garage
27.04.2007 Vigo (E) @ Sala A
28.04.2007 Madrid (E) @ Copernico
29.04.2007 Bilboa (E) @ Kafe Antzoki
30.04.2007 Barcelona (E) @ Apollo 2
02.05.2007 Geneva (CH) @ Usine-PTR
03.05.2007 Karlsruhe (D) @ Substage
04.05.2007 Duisburg (D) @ Pulp
05.05.2007 Bielefeld (D) @ Forum
06.05.2007 Hamburg (D) @ Gruenspan
08.05.2007 Aarhus (DK) @ Voxhall
09.05.2007 Oslo (NO) @ John Dee
10.05.2007 Stockholm (S) @ Debaser
11.05.2007 Copenhagen (DK) @ Loppen
12.05.2007 Malmoe (S) @ KB
13.05.2007 Berlin (D) @ Kato
15.05.2007 Vienna (AT) @ Flex
16.05.2007 Kufstein (AT) @ Kulturfabrik
17.05.2007 Graz (AT) @ Orpheum
18.05.2007 Zurich (CH) @ Rote Fabrik
19.05.2007 Pinarella di Cervia (I) @ Rock Planet
20.05.2007 Solothurn (CH) @ Kofmehl
22.05.2007 Wiesbaden (D) @ Schlachthof
23.05.2007 Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar
24.05.2007 Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
25.05.2007 Brussels (B) @ VK
26.05.2007 Nottingham (UK) @ Rock City
27.05.2007 Glasgow (UK) @ Cathouse
28.05.2007 Belfast (UK) @ Limelight
30.05.2007 Wolverhampton (UK) @ Little Civic
02.06.2007 London (UK) @ Underworld
03.06.2007 Southhampton (UK) @ Nexus

You can check out the album’s artwork as well as some songs taken off 'We Must Obey' at the band’s Myspace page, Rock is back!

TURISAS - Get In The Ring motherfu*kers! An Unmissable Event in London

Metal Hammer Magazine will be hosting a battle of epic proportions between four of metal’s best risings stars - and we’re going to turn them into raging bulls! TURISAS, Deathstars, Breed 77 and The Zico Chain will play a history-making gig in a boxing ring in London’s Hammersmith Palais, in an attempt to win the hearts of a television audience and guest judges for ultimate heavyweight champion of metal!

The big fight will take place on 6th March 2007. Just in case you don’t know Turisas are the mighty Finnish viking metallers who gave us the phrase ‘battle metal’; Deathstars are the Swedish cyber goth metal crew who look like Marilyn Manson’s evil twins and drink like Zakk Wylde - carnage-erous; The Zico Chain are the London-based part-punk, part-sleaze, part metal trio who’s new album is cutting a swathe through all the lightweight indie sh*te; and Breed 77 are the stalwart Gibraltan metal heads who’s genre-spanning tunes are exciting a new breed of listener.

For information on how to get your tickets for this amazing event, check back to MySpace pages of the bands involved for a special announcement about where to get the free tickets (excl small booking fee) from - it will be a secret location somewhere in London. There are a very limited number of tickets, so keep checking back to the band’s myspace and for email alerts and get in there early to support Turisas.

Also, Metal Hammer will be giving you the chance to win tickets, so watch for more news and competitions. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Don’t say we don’t spoil you . .Turisas twice in one week .. they’ll also be playing a headlining show at The Scala in London on Thursday 8th March - tickets on sale NOW

THE HAUNTED - New European headlining tourdates and online launch of 'The Drowning'!

Swedish metal innovators THE HAUNTED have just finished a massively successful European tour alongside Killswitch Engage and returned to their home base Gothenburg/Sweden to recharge batteries for their upcoming live activities. The band comments on the recent tour as follows:

'# Milano Update: The tour is coming to an end and it feels strange somehow. We have had a blast throughout. All the shows have been sold-out and packed with people. We are overwhelmed with the overall response from the audience. Totally awesome. Thanks! I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the guys in Killswitch Engage for taking us along on this tour. Also big thanks to their cool-ass-crew. Now we are heading home to prepare for the Swedish and Finnish dates. See you there people. Over and out…# Anders.'

THE HAUNTED will kick off their next US tour with labelmates Dark Tranquillity and Into Eternity in March/ April, followed by a massive European headlining tour in late April/May. Here are the dates:

'Cursed Earth Tour 2007'

THE HAUNTED, Municipal Waste + support

Presented by Metal Hammer (D), Aardschok (NL), Hard N´Heavy (F)

25.04.2007 Tilburg (NL) 013
26.04.2007 Deventer (NL) Burgerweeshuis
27.04.2007 Groningen (NL) Vera
28.04.2007 Leeds (UK) Cockpit
29.04.2007 Norwich (UK) Waterfront
30.04.2007 Newcastle (UK) Academy
01.05.2007 Glasgow (UK) Cathouse
02.05.2007 Dublin (IRE) Voodoo Lounge
03.05.2007 Liverpool (UK) Academy 2
04.05.2007 Birmingham (UK) Academy 2
05.05.2007 London (UK) Mean Fiddler
06.05.2007 Bristol (UK) Academy 2
07.05.2007 Oxford (UK) Zodiac
08.05.2007 Vosselaar (B) Biebob
09.05.2007 Rennes (F) UBU
10.05.2007 Nior (F) Camji
11.05.2007 Barcelona (E) Apolo
12.05.2007 Madrid (E) Caracol
13.05.2007 Bilbao (E) Bilborock
15.05.2007 Lyon (F) CCO
16.05.2007 Milan (I) Rainbow
17.05.2007 Geneva (CH) PTR-Usine
18.05.2007 Will (CH) Remise
19.05.2007 Vienna (A) Planet Music
20.05.2007 Budapest (HUN) Kultiplex
22.05.2007 Prague (CZ) Bodo
23.05.2007 Wroclaw (PL) WZ Club
24.05.2007 Warschau (PL) Proxima Club
25.05.2007 Berlin (D) Kato
26.05.2007 Frankfurt (D) O25
27.05.2007 Munich (D) Backstage
29.05.2007 Stuttgart (D) Die Röhre
30.05.2007 Bochum (D) Matrix
31.05.2007 Hamburg (D) Molotow

THE HAUNTED are additionally confirmed for the following shows and festivals so far:

16.02.2007 Linköping (S) Platens
17.02.2007 Örebro (S) Satin
19.02.2007 Helsinki (FIN) Nosturi *
20.02.2007 Jyväskylä (FIN) Lutakko *
21.02.2007 Tampere (FIN) Klubi *
22.02.2007 Turku (FIN) Klubi *
09.03.2007 Malmö (S) KB
10.03.2007 Karlskrona (S) Kino

* with Burst


05.-07.07.2007 Geiselwind (D) Battle of Metal Open Air

13.-14.07.2007 Kaltenbach (A) Kaltenbach Open Air

20.-22.07.2007 Xanthi (GR) Metal Healing Festival

While THE HAUNTED’s current album 'The Dead Eye' continues to receive worldwide acclaim, you can now check out the outstanding album song 'The Drowning' HERE
or @

A visionary slab of heaviness no metalhead should live without.

A ferocity that’s simply addictive…gloomy, intense and daring!

THE SHOWDOWN - New song 'I, Victim (Here’s to the year)' online!

After showing its undeniable onstage power on THE SHOWDOWN’s first European tour alongside Norma Jean and He Is Legend, the Tennessee-based hard rocking, a*s kicking young metal outfit has posted a new track off its forthcoming new album 'Temptation Come My Way' (European street date: February 26, 2007) online at the following locations:

@ Century
@ Century Media Germany’s Myspace page
@ Bands On Fire’s Myspace page

'I, Victim (Here’s to the year)' will also be featured on the covermount CDs in the next Rock Hard (D) & Metal Hammer (D) issues, so don’t miss your chance to check out the hottest hard rock/metal export from the US in 2007!

More songs off 'Temptation Come My Way', THE SHOWDOWN’s second full-length after the acclaimed debut 'A Chorus Of Obliteration', which has been reissued via Century Media Records in 2006, can be checked out at the band’s Myspace page, so prepare yourself for a captivating dose of high voltage heavy metal!

European release dates:

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX: Friday, February 23, 2007.
FRANCE / SPAIN / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, February 26, 2007.
FINLAND / SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
ITALY: Friday, March 2, 2007.

Press on 'Temptation Come My Way':

THE SHOWDOWN prove how you can successfully mix traditional elements rooted in 80’s metal with modern and groundbreaking sounds.

'Temptation Come My Way' has everything a great record needs!

The roots of the Tennessee-based band certainly can be traced back to classic heavy metal. Their songs ignoring any falderal get straight to the point, are spiced with brilliant double-axed guitar leads and dominated by David Bunton’s massive voice reminiscent of James Hetfield.

MACHINE MEN - Ecard online; enter Finnish single charts at #2 & more!

After recently hitting Finnish single charts on #2 with their Finland-only single 'No Talk Without The Giant', melodic metal monsters MACHINE MEN now present you a brand-new Ecard for their upcoming album 'Circus Of Fools' @ !

Listen to three brandnew songs - 'Where I Stand', the title track and of course the brilliant single. Also do not miss the chance to win some exclusive MACHINE MEN singles & posters and find out more about the band, the new album, watch the video clip for 'No Talk Without The Giant' and more!

'Circus Of Fools' will be out via Century Media Records on the following street dates:

FINLAND: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007.
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX: Friday, February 16th, 2007.
UK / FRANCE / SPAIN / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, February 19th, 2007.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, February 21st, 2007.
ITALY: Friday, February 23rd, 2007.

For more MACHINE MEN tunes visit, where you can also watch an exclusive live clip for 'Circus Of Fools' shot at prestigious Graspop Festival 2006 allowing you to catch a glimpse of MACHINE MEN’s captivating live energy.

And please don’t forget to check the tour dates. So far about 30 shows all over Europe have been booked and MACHINE MEN are proud to share stages with the likes of Finntroll, Tarot, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, and After Forever on the Earthshaker Roadshock tour in April/May 2007.

And last but not least you can also watch the new MACHINE MEN video and @Youtube page!


Headline Tour:

03.03.2007 Äänekoski (FIN) / Painotalo
09.03.2007 Kuopio (FIN) / Henry´s Pub
10.03.2007 Seinäjoki (FIN) / Kuus-Nolla
16.03.2007 Lahti (FIN) / Nightlife
17.03.2007 Oulu (FIN) / Teatria
23.03.2007 Jyväskylä (FIN) / Lutakko
24.03.2007 Helsinki (FIN) / Tavastia
28.03.2007 Tampere (FIN) / Klubi
29.03.2007 Turku (FIN) / Klubi
30.03.2007 Mikkeli (FIN) / Zic Zac
31.03.2007 Salo (FIN) / Bar Maksim
06.04.2007 Tampere (FIN) / Eastermaster Festival

Earthshaker Road Shock Tour 2007 ( )

On tour with Finntroll, After Forever, Tarot, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, All Ends

27.04.2007 Antwerpen (B) / Hof Ter Lo
28.04.2007 Osnabrueck (D) / Halle Gartlage
29.04.2007 Hamburg (D) / Markthalle
30.04.2007 Adelsheim (D) / Live Factory
01.05.2007 Berlin (D) / Postbahnhof
02.05.2007 Muenchen (D) / Backstage
03.05.2007 Frankfurt (D) / Batschkapp
04.05.2007 Nürnberg (D) / Hirsch
05.05.2007 Wien (A) / Planet Music
06.05.2007 Padova (I) / Sottosopra Est
07.05.2007 Pratteln (CH) / Z 7
08.05.2007 Essen (D) / Zeche Carl
09.05.2007 Saarbruecken (D) @ Garage
10.05.2007 London (UK) / Scala
11.05.2007 Heerhugowaard (NL) / De Waerdsetempel
12.05.2007 Strasbourg (F) / La Laiterie
13.05.2007 Paris (F) / Locomotive


Australian grind masters, THE BERZERKER, have culminated a mass of mind blowing tracks and lined them up in their quintessential fourth Earache release, 'Animosity.' Providing a melting pot of various forms of extremity, THE BERZERKER have spent years perfecting the right blend of noise, hardcore techno and grind metal and are ready to deliver it to you! Featuring cover artwork by French BERZERKER fan Adrien Bousson, who battled it out with other cover artwork hopefuls to win the cover spot, 'Animosity' is viciously unrelenting offering a fresh blast of brutal goodness.

THE BERZERKER plan to bring 'Animosity' to live audiences soon and are currently making plans for a full album supporting tour. Be the first to experience the sensory assault - Pre-order your copy of THE BERZERKER’S 'Animosity' on the US web store today


METALSTORM.EE is conducting it’s annual 'Best of' polls for 2006, and three, yes THREE, quality Earache band have made it to the contenders ring! DEICIDE’S 'The Stench of Redemption' and DECAPITATED’S 'Organic Halucinosis' are up for BEST DEATH METAL ALBUM along side a slough of worth contenders such as CANNIBAL CORPSE and GOD DETHRONED.

Also joining the race is CULT OF LUNA’S 'Somewhere Along The Highway' in the POST METAL category, facing the likes of ISIS and INTRONAUT. Help support these fine EARACHE releases by registering and voting at! Voting wraps up March 1st and winners in each category will be subsequently announced.

Show your support for these independent extreme titles by registering and voting at:


Sacramento based WITH PASSION have been confirmed to appear as part of for this year’s California Metal Fest. Featuring a slough of respected extreme metal acts, the California Music Festival spans over 2 days and will be held at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California on March 31st and April 1st.

This year’s line up kicks off with legendary metal soldiers TESTAMENT and SADUS, followed by a myriad of grinding acts such as NECROPHAGIST, LIGHT THIS CITY, ABAGAIL WILLIAMS, and so many more! WITH PASSION are releasing their second Earache gem, 'What We See When We Shut Our Eyes' this May, accompanied with mind-blowing solos, binding heaviness, and screechingly brutal vocals! WITH PASSION are laying out plans to tour nationally in full support of 'What We See When We Shut Our Eyes.' Check out WITH PASSION at the California Metal Fest and check out up-to-date WITH PASSION news at!

SETH was one of the vocalists that stood in for GLEN BENTON

''Friday January 5th I went to Eindhoven to meet again with my Polish friends from Massive Music, who were touring with Deicide, Visceral Bleeding and Psycroptic, since we had so much fun with them on the Vader tour. Once there, all serious faces...Glen is not here and there is a chance the tour gets cancelled. For everyone that doesn't know what that means, it's a disaster for all the bands, labels clubs and also fans. Deicide did absolutely not want to cancel this tour, they wanted to play and replace Glen.

Brovar (tour manager) let me take a look at the set list and asked me how many of the songs I knew, turned out to be all 17 of them, because Deicide happens to be my favourite band since 1991. With 4 hours left before show time I listened to the songs one more time on a Discman and that was it. We did 4 shows, 3 were sold out and one of them almost. In Manchester on the fifth day, front man Garbaty from the Polish death metalband Dissented joined them to play bass and handle the vocals for the rest of the tour.

It was an amazing experience to sing for Deicide and I had a killer time hanging out with Steve, Ralph and Jack. Yesterday they played their last show of the tour and no one thought the tour would ever have made it that far.

If that wasn't enough bad luck...Psycroptic had to cancel the last 4 shows of the tour, their guitar player (Joe Haley) got committed to a hospital in Germany. Because they're flying back to Australia from Amsterdam they are staying with me now until tomorrow. Tonight we can pick up Joe, he's already feeling much better.

With Severe Torture we almost finished writing our 4th full length album. We couldn't wait writing new stuff, once we finished the tour with Vader and God Dethroned. So everyone can expect a new Severe Torture record sometime this year. In March we will go to The U.K. again for about 7 or 8 shows, they will soon be announced on our website:

See you all soon on the road!!!''

Seth, Severe Torture

The UK dates have since been announced, click here for details.

NEURAXIS part ways with vocalist

Montreal based Neuraxis has announced they have parted ways with vocalist Ian Campbell. The band comments, "We thank Ian for his help and dedication to the band and we wish him the best."

Neuraxis has confirmed that Alex Leblanc(Atheretic/Point Blank Rage) will be taking care of vocal duties for Neuraxis on Canadian dates in February and the European dates on The Domination Tour w/ Rotting Christ, Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Mystic Circle & Harm.

Akercocke in the studio

Akercocke's as yet untitled album is currently being recorded by the band at their own Goat of Mendes Studios in West London. Jason states:
'The studio has recently undergone a refit following the recording of the previous album Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That go Undone and is now a fully digital facility.

It's been interesting to have to work with the new equipment on this new album. Ideally I would have liked to have completed some demo work at GoM first to familiarise myself with the new digital mixing console, but this wasn't possible so it's been a steep learning curve whilst doing the pre-production for the album.

The drums are 80% recorded and are sounding very powerful. I am particularly pleased about this as even at this early stage I think the source sounds are even better than on Words. David has played some killer performances with one section of blasting topping out at a genuine,
accurate 280BPM (he's playing to a click track so we know this for sure).
I am reluctant to divulge too much about the new material other than to say 2006 was a difficult year for us and I think this has been subconsciously reflected in the vitriolic sound of some of the songs. I can safely say that this will be our most aggressive work to date. I am pleased about this as it means we are beginning the 10th year of our bands history in the way we intend to continue - making extremely dark, violent and challenging music.

Drum sessions are expected to reach a frightening conclusion by the 29th of January. At that time work on the guitars will begin. I'm really looking forward to recording the guitars this time. We've got some fantastic new amplification from Hughes and Kettner that I reckon will make a significant difference in creating an extraordinarily heavy yet clear sound.'

Akercocke will play 2 'special' intimate shows in March see details below:

Tuesday 27th March 2007
Water Rats, Kings Cross, London
Tickets: £6.50 Adv/£7.50 Door
Advance tickets will be available at Stargreen
0207 734 8932

March 29th Colchester Arts Centre
Tel: 01206 500900
Tickets are £7 Buy online here
Doors open 7pm
Hecate Enthroned supporting


Swedish art noise collective won an award for Best rock/metal album of the year at the P3 Gold awards in Gothenburg, Sweden last weekend for SOMEWHERE ALONG THE HIGHWAY.

Nominees in the category of Best rock / metal Album were The Haunted, In Flames, C.Aarmé, Snuffed By The Yakuza and Cult of Luna. Magnus of Cult of Luna states: 'It's an honour winning this prize since it's rewarding quality and not record sales. And after our Third nomination it’s about time we won! =)'

Cult of Luna begin a European Tour 7th February, click here for details.


MUNICIPAL WASTE announce UK tour supporting The Haunted
Those crazy party thrashing raiders are coming to a town near you soon! The excitement is already palpable. Get down to some boogie board action on these (UK) dates:

28 Leeds Cockpit
29 Norwich Waterfront
30 Newcastle Academy

01 Glasgow Cathouse
02 Dublin Voodoo Lounge
03 Liverpool Academy 2
04 Birmingham Academy 2
05 London Mean Fiddler
06 Bristol Academy 2
07 Oxford Zodiac


What could be better than holding a small piece of Glen Benton in your hands? PIT MAGAZINE contest winner Dan Vasquez from Wisconsin knows that beauty and recently received and exclusive autographed DEICIDE compliments of Earache Records.

'A big thank you to everyone at Earache Records and Deicide,' Vasquez promptly exclaimed upon receiving the Ibanez autographed bass. Earache would like to thank Dan and everyone else who partook in the PIT DEICIDE bass contest - and if you did not win, do not fret more awesome DEICIDE rarities will arise soon! DEICIDE are currently wrapping up the European leg of their world tour and will be releasing 'Doomsday LA' in late April 2007, featuring grinding live performances from 'The Stench of Redemption' tour as well as bonus live footage and music videos! Log in to for the latest DEICIDE releases and news.


After months of worldwide metallic domination, DEICIDE have released the culmination of their years of diligence, brutality and overall sickness - a live DVD aptly titled 'Doomsday LA,' featuring their greatest works of both past and present.

This comprehensive DVD feature live material taken from an exemplary show at LA staple, The Knitting Factory, and is coupled with bonus videos for 'Desecration' and 'Homage for Satan.'

Featuring newly added members, Ralph Santolla and Jack Owen, 'Doomsday LA' offers a peep hole into the current state of DEICIDE and is a MUST HAVE for any true DEICIDE fan. A video for 'Desecration' will also feature snippets from live DEICIDE performances throughout the US.

‘Doomsday L.A.’
Recorded live at Knitting Factory, L.A., 10 November 2006
1. Intro
2. Dead By Dawn
3. Once Upon The Cross
4. Scars Of The Crucifix
5. The Stench Of Redemption
6. Death To Jesus
7. When Satan Rules His World
8. Serpents Of The Light
9. Dead But Dreaming
10. They Are The Children Of The Underworld
11. Bastards Of Christ
12. Desecration
13. Behind The Light Tho Shall Rise
14. When Heaven Burns
15. Walk With The Devil In Dreams You Behold
16. Homage For Satan
17. Lunatic Of Gods Creation
18. Kill The Christians
19. Sacrificial Suicide

EPHEL DUATH work on 'Doggie' album

According to Terrorizer Ephel Duath’s next album, which will be released In 2008 AFTER their remix album, is based on trying to give voice to how a dog sees the world.

Front man Luciano George states in the article 'I have no problem singing lyrics from the point of view of a dog; when I look into my dog’s eyes I know what he’s thinking.'

Ephel Duath will release a REMIX album of 'Pain Necessary to Know' entitled 'Pain Remixes the Known' in May.

Urkraft added as main support on Cannibal Corpse European tour

Fast-rising Danish death-thrash wrecking crew Urkraft are set to slaughter venues around Europe as the main support for Cannibal Corpse. This tour will give fans the chance to check out Urkraft’s own brand of all-out thrashing mayhem that defines their 2006 Earache release ‘The Inhuman Aberration’.

Urkraft vocalist Thomas Pederson had this to say about the news: "We are looking forward to hitting the venues with Cannibal Corpse and just getting out on the road and showing what we are made of. We have been waiting for a long time since the release of ‘The Inhuman Aberration’ and it will be cool to get out there and show what we are made of and seeing people join in the inhuman slaughter that we will be sending out from the stage...

3 Metalstone Festival - The Rock - DK
22 France Antipode rennes
23 Spain Tunk Irun
24 Portugal Lisboa - Cine Teatro de Corroios
25 Spain Sala Heiniken Mardid
26 Spain Apollo Barcelona
27 France Ninkasi Kao Lyon
28 Italy Nouvo Estragon Bologna

01 Italy Cicolo Degli Artisti Rome
03 Greece Ann Club Athens
04 Greece Hydrogios Thessaloniki
05 Bulgaria Sredec hall Sofia
06 Romania Studio martin Bucharest
07 Serbia SKC Beograd
08 Slovenia Media park Lubljana
09 Hungary A 38 Budapest
10 Germany Backstage Munchen
11 Czech Rep Abaton Praha
12 Poland Loch Ness Cracow
14 Latvia - Riga - 'Melna Piektiena'
Metalstone Festival - DK

Biomechanical album pushed back

Biomechanical’s new album 'Cannibalised' is now due to be released September 2007

Jon k states:

"It was meant to come out April 2007 but touring with Exodus and 3 Inches of Blood have slowed down the writing and the recordings. We wanna make sure this is going to be the best we can do and not short-sell our fans.

There has been a lot of hard work put on the material so far and even thought the writing is nearly done the actual production will have to be done around rehearsals and touring. This is why we agreed with Earache it's best to put back the release for the end of Summer 2007."

w/ 3 Inches Of Blood
10 Cheltenham The Night Owl
11 Milton Keynes The Pitz
12 Norwich The Waterfront
13 Manchester The Music Box
15 Dublin Voodoo Lounge
16 Cork Cypress Avenue
17 Glasgow The Barfly
18 Aberdeen The Tunnels
19 Newcastle Trillians
20 Bradford Rio’s
21 Wolverhampton Little Civic
22 Swindon The Furnace
23 London Underworld
24 Peterborough The Park
25 Wrexham Central Station
26 Swansea Sin City
27 Southampton The Joiners

Biomechanical report from Exodus tour

"It’s hard to put everything that happened over the past 42 days into a few paragraphs.

All I can say is that we had an awesome time, travelled through sh*t loads of countries in just a few weeks, witnessed a man turn black (and I mean totally black, face, teeth, the lot!) with the help of black markers and various band members (for Christ’s Sake, if on tour never pass out!! Guaranteed you will wake up full of graffiti) and met some amazing people along the way. Hung out with the guys from Lamb of God, In Flames, Kerry King members of Dimmu Borgir and the legendary Venom!!

But most off all we were glad to get off this tour knowing that we have made friends with the legends that are Exodus!! Those guys not only tear the sh*t out of every stage night after night but they also shared all their stuff with us. Their dressing room was our dressing room. Hell, Paul Bostaph even let Matt C use one of his kicks when his kick drum called it a day.

Total respect to the guys , they are absolute fu*king Thrash legends!!
Unfortunately bad luck was all around us but we managed to escape it somehow! Jamie and Chris did escape a car crash in Bradford but the sh*t didn’t really hit the fan until in Sweden when customs officers ripped the fu*king handle off our bus !! With all our equipment and our sh*t locked in. It was a crucial moment ‘cause we had no idea if we were going to make it for the rest of the tour.

 The officers fu*ked off and left us staring at a broken handle!! Then we nearly lost the ferry and one of our members had a severe asthma attack. All in 45 minutes.!! Never before have I seen a situation turn so crazy in such a short space of time!

When it all seem lost a dude stopped next to us and he had 60 kilos of (I know what you think but no, it wasn’t) Turkish sweet pie type of thing!! WTF?? It must have been a good sign ’cause the guy offered us shiploads of that thing and then our Tour Manager made a couple of phone calls and it was all sorted. Just like that! We managed to strike a deal with the bus owner so that we could fix the bus in Finland , got on the ferry and carried on with the tour!!

The sh*t didn’t stop there though, a broken cab, fu*ked up head, cracked kick drum skin, broken camera and other little bits and pieces kept happening after that moment. But we did carry on in to the rest of the tour with the necessary help of Jager and beer!! Thanks to Exodus for the tons (and I mean TONS) of beer and to Jagermeister for providing us with the much necessary liquids!!

And after all, what's tour without a few good tour stories?

So what kept us alive was: ham & chee(se), Jager, Beer, Vodka, Petrol, Bo-Selecta, the A-Team, Family Guy, Aliens, Jurassic Park, Revenge of the Sith (for me), Revenge of the Sith (me again), Revenge of the Sith (erm…me), Star Wars Trilogy (Original & Unaltered), Anchorman, Nutella, Cocopops , bus under floor heating, Craig (the man is a legend, drove 18 hours from Germany to Serbia), and the crazy fu*kers who made it all worth while.

Best gig for me was in Belgrade. It was also quite an emotional moment seeing the bombed out buildings and the bullet holes all around. It did put things into perspective.

The reaction there was truly awesome and were greeted with much enthusiasm from every place we have been.

Thanks to all who supported us! It was the first Biomechanical full European tour and a massive thanks goes to our fans for making this an experience we won’t forget! We'll be back soon - on that you can be sure!"

20 Years of EARACHE!

You may/may not be aware but 2007 marks Earache's 20th Anniversary. 2O years of total noise and its still mark the anniversary we have a number of interesting things coming up:

1. The 'Metal: A Headbanger's Companion' box set in April - 6 CD Set with over 100 tracks for a cheap price
2. The 'Earache: Extreme Metal Racing' PS2 game now released - Earache is the only label with a PS2 game dedicated to it.
3. The Napalm Death 'Scum' dual disc release in March - THE pivotal Earache release and the one that in many ways started the label on the path to notoriety and legendary status
4. Sanctuary are issuing a special compilation 'Grind Your Mind' In recognition of the genre packed with Earache artists.
5. The 'Choosing Death' book - still being reprinted, the definitive story of Earache and how the label invented grindcore and influenced Death Metal.
'Certainly its shocked me' says Dan Tobin, Label Manager 'looking back at the variety of names that we have championed in the past, often taking a chance on a band years before they became fashionable or influential - but a roll call does read like a who's who of extreme and alternative music.

DEATHSTARS - Get in the ring tickets

Wanna go and see DEATHSTARS perform live in a boxing ring 'fighting' 3 other bands for FREE!?

METAL HAMMER UK is arranging a unique event called GET IN THE RING with 4 of the most up and coming bands of 2007 who will battle each other to be the single winner of this event and YOU will be the judge!

The event is taking place at the HAMMERSMITH PALAIS on MARCH 6th

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There are 150 'Deathstars Tickets' up for grabs. The tickets are free, BUT include a £1 processing fee each. Tickets are limited to 2 per person and you must be 16 and over to attend. To collect your tickets you need to say a unique password, the password is: Sleaze

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SCAR SYMMETRY - North America tour update

Hailing from Sweden, SCAR SYMMETRY has been invited to join The Haunted and Dark Tranquillity on their co-headlining stint for The Century Family's inaugural "Metal For The Masses" tour. The line-up will also include Canada's Into Eternity. Sponsored by Decibel magazine, Draven, and, the tour's moniker is derived from The Century Family's annual Metal For The Masses compilation series, which is now on its fifth volume in the series and available exclusively through Hot Topic.

Checking in from his home in Gävle, SCAR SYMMETRY's lead guitarist Per Nilsson shares his reaction to the band's upcoming maiden tour of the U.S. & Canada and also makes a few predictions: "So, finally, we get our first chance to tour North America. We've been awaiting this opportunity for some time now, and when the invitation came for us to join this tour package, we had no problem saying 'HELL YEAH!!!' The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Into Eternity and SCAR SYMMETRY - this must be every metalhead's dream come true!

A few things that are very likely to happen on this tour are: A) Kenneth [Seil, bassist] is going to drink too much; B) Jonas [Kjellgren, lead & rhythm guitar] is going to drink too much; C) Christian [Älvestam, lead singer] won't drink at all to keep his voice in shape; and D) Jonas is going to shave most of his facial hair, leaving only a grand mustache, making him look like an old German geezer!"

Called "masters of melody, complexity, and aggression" by Kerrang! Magazine and praised by Metal Hammer for their "sickeningly good riffery," SCAR SYMMETRY are hitting the road in support of their 2006 sophomore album, Pitch Black Progress. The album climbed as high as #4 on the CMJ Loud Rock and #9 on FMQB charts. Their video for "The Illusionist" debuted on MTV2's Headbangers Ball in July 2006.

Check all dates here!

CLAWFINGER - Winner of group c at Jägermeister Rock:Liga

Glorious victory for CLAWFINGER in Braunschweig, Germany, last Sunday, February 11th: The guys beat competitors LENINGRAD COWBOYS and WE and thus are the winners of group C at the Jägermeister Rock:Liga (more info about the competition here:!
Faithful to their reputation - crazy but adorable - the band went on stage dressed up as piggy bank, flower and cow and gave the audience the hell of a show! "It was a democratic decision made by the band", quotes a winking singer Zak Tell regarding the strange outfits of his group.

The first step towards the Jägermeister Rock:Liga final is made, let's cross our fingers for the guys! Go, CLAWFINGER, go!
More info about the upcoming competition schedules can be found here:

MALEVOLENT CREATION - Finished "Doomsday X"

Florida Death Metal Merchant's have just finished recording their 10th full length studio album "DOOMSDAY X" at Mercury Recording Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida. Recording sessions went very well and the band is very satisfied with the new material!!!

Recorded and Engineered by long time (and sometimes session member..) friend and producer Gus Rios,"DOOMSDAY X" is said to be the most diverse Malevolent Creation album recorded and without a doubt their fastest!!!!

Mixing duties will be under way next while the band begins their 2 month long European Tour starting in Greece on Feb.10th in Thessaloniki, Greece."DOOMSDAY X" will hopefully be released early this summer on Nuclear Blast Records worldwide. The new song titles for "DOOMSDAY" X" are:

01) Deliver My Enemy
02) Cauterized
03) Culture Of Doubt
04) Strength In Numbers
05) Hollowed
06) Unleash Hell
07) Dawn Of Defeat
08) Upon Their Cross
09) Bio Terror
10) Buried In A Nameless Grave
11) Prelude To Doomsday

Mick Thompson,guitarist for Slipknot also contributed a ripping guitar solo for the song "Deliver My Enemy" for the new M.C. album alongside band members:

Brett Hoffmann - Vocals
Dave Culross - Drums
Phil Fasciana - Guitars
Jon Rubin - Guitars
Jason Blachowicz - Bass

All upcoming tourdates here!

SIRENIA - Topping Greek radio charts!

SIRENIA's brand new single 'My Mind's Eye' gets massive radio play: In Greece, the single has been topping the radio charts for several weeks in a row and the song is on heavy rotation in more than 23 radio stations in Greece alone!

EXODUS - Live video online

A video of Bay Area Thrasher EXODUS performing their track "Deathamphetamine" at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA during the Monsters Of Mayhem tour last year has been posted online at this location! Also available at the same location is a live performance clip of "War Is My Shepherd", taken at the same show!

CHIMAIRA - New song and download single available

A brand new CHIMAIRA track, entitled "Worthless", has been posted online on the band´s MySpace page!

The song comes off the band´s forthcoming album, "Resurrection", due on March 2 via Nuclear Blast Records.

A video has been posted online at YouTube The clip was directed by Todd Bell and features an appearance by Mixed Martial Arts
fighter Mavrick! Download Single "Resurrection" available for download HERE!


Sacramento based WITH PASSION have been confirmed to appear as part of for this year’s California Metal Fest. Featuring a slough of respected extreme metal acts, the California Music Festival spans over 2 days and will be held at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California on March 31st and April 1st.

This year’s line up kicks off with legendary metal soldiers TESTAMENT and SADUS, followed by a myriad of grinding acts such as NECROPHAGIST, LIGHT THIS CITY, ABAGAIL WILLIAMS, and so many more! WITH PASSION are releasing their second Earache gem, 'What We See When We Shut Our Eyes' this May, accompanied with mind-blowing solos, binding heaviness, and screechingly brutal vocals! WITH PASSION are laying out plans to tour nationally in full support of 'What We See When We Shut Our Eyes.'

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OMNIUM GATHERUM post new track on-line

A new OMNIUM GATHERUM song, entitled "Into Sea", has been posted online on the band's MySpace page. Also available at the same location is a clip of another new track, "Spiritual".

Both cuts come off the Finnish death metallers' new album, "Stuck Here on Snake's Way", due on April 2 via Candlelight Records.

The CD was recorded during November-December 2006 at Southeast Studios in Karhula, Finland with producer Teemu Aalto. An eight-minute video clip documenting the recording sessions for the album has been posted online at
"Stuck Here on Snake's Way" track listing:
01. The Snake and The Way
02. Into Sea
03. Dysnomia
04. A-Part of God
05. Undertaker
06. Bastard-O
07. The Third Flame
08. Just Signs
09. Truth
10. Drudgery
11. In Sane World
12. Spiritual
"Stuck Here on Snake's Way" marks the band's first release with brand new vocalist Jukka Pelkonen, who joined the group in May 2006.

As previously reported, OMNIUM GATHERUM will film a video for the song "Into Sea" this month. More information will be made available soon.
OMNIUM GATHERUM has uploaded four old videos to its MySpace account. Check out the clips for "The Fall Went Right Through Here", "The Nolans Fati", "Writhen" and "Deathwhite" (live) by clicking here.
OMNIUM GATHERUM parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records last year.

The band's latest album, "Years in Waste", was released in the U.S. in March 2005. The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and engineer Teemu Aalto.

OCTAVIA SPERATI To Film 'Moonlit' Video In March

Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI will film the video for its new song "Moonlit" on March 9-11 with director Tommy Næss, who has previously worked with Sahg, Audrey Horne, I and Gorgoroth among others.

OCTAVIA SPERATI's new album is tentatively due in May via Candlelight Records. "Two of the songs are originally from our first EP, called 'Guilty', released in 2002," the group previously stated. "This EP was released by OCTAVIA, and in a very limited edition. We really liked the songs then, and have now rearranged them for a new birth. The new versions kick ass and we can't wait to get this stuff out!"

OCTAVIA SPERATI recorded the new CD with producers Herbrand Larsen (Enslaved, ex-Audrey Horne) and Arve Isdal (I, Enslaved and Audrey Horne), who previously worked with the group on their "Winter Enclosure" debut.

Formed in 2000, OCTAVIA SPERATI's current lineup includes singer Silje Wergeland, bassist Trine C. Johansen, guitarists Gyri S. Losnegaard and Bodil Myklebust, keyboardist Tone Midtgaard and drummer Ivar Alver.

MANES: How the world came to an end - cover and tracklisting revealed

The cover for the forthcoming MANES album 'How the world came to an end', set for release via Candlelight Records on the 16th of April, has now been revealed at here.

The artwork is done by Trine Paulsen and Kim Sølve of, who may be better known for their earlier work for bands like Ulver, When, Arcturus, Darkthrone, Solefald and many more.
The tracklisting for 'How the world came to an end' will be like this:
1. Deeprooted
2. Come to pass
3. I watch you fall
4. A cancer in our midst (plague one)
5. Last lights
6. Nobody wants the truth
7. My journal of the plague years (fu*kmensch warmensch)
8. The cure-all
9. Transmigrant
10. Son of night brother of sleep

"As we've mentioned earlier, the path leading up to this finished album has been a very conceptual process for us" comments Torstein.
"It's been us creating our path as we've gone, never really being able to see clearly the end of it, or when the end would come. It's not like it's miles away from our last album 'Vilosophe'; it's still dark and down, and it's still got elements of rock, metal and electronica in different measures throughout, but it's very different in many ways as well.

We've collaborated with a lot of talented people on this album, each of them with important creative input forming the outcome of this weird process. We're a total of 16 people on this album, and apart from Cern, Eivind and me, they are Asgeir Hatlen, Tor Arne Helgesen, Flegmatical, Trine Kolmannskog, WT, Spaz, P. Emerson Williams, Stein E. Bratland, Emily A. Saaen, Emil Sporsheim, Cornelius Jakhelln, Rachmiel and Rune Sørgård."

Torstein continues "The only little teaser we've shared from the album yet, is the song 'Deeprooted' that has been available a while now on the Candlelight sampler enclosed with the February issue of Metalhammer UK, but we'll be posting a track online in the close future for the rest of all y'all to enjoy.

And finally, a major overhaul is initiated now too. For obvious reasons."

BLOOD TSUNAMI: Exclusive preview track online

Formed in 2004, Blood Tsunami reincarnates the old thrash vibe from the 80's classic German scene as well as Bay Area thrash, with a newer rockin´ edge. The band looks forward to unleashing this thrash assault and believe it will be a clear indication that old school thrash metal very much so has a raison d`etre in the metal scene. Featuring drummer Faust (ex-Emperor, Aborym and Scum)
Exclusive preview track, "Evil Unleashed", available here

See Blood Tsunami live at the Inferno Festival, Oslo, Norway 7th of May!

SHE SAID DESTROY / MANNGARD News: Reclaim the night! An evening of Nocturnal Art

NAP artists SHE SAID DESTROY and MANNGARD will be throwing a party at Elm Street Rock Café in Oslo on Wednesday April 4th.
This is the day before the Inferno Festival, so stop by if in town! CC: NOK 70,- Doors: 9pm

04 - (NO) Elm Street Rock Café, Oslo

MITHRAS: New track posted online

Psychedelic brutal death metal masters MITHRAS have posted an advance track on-line entitled "To Where The Sun Never Leaves" from their forthcoming album. "Behind The Shadows Lie Madness" will be released on 28th of May through Candlelight Records. Check it out here. The CD will feature cover art by Dan Seagrave, who is known for his work with MORBID ANGEL, ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION and many others.

ONSLAUGHT: Greek Show Halted Due To Injury

The reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT was forced to halt its show in Thessaloniki, Greece on Saturday (January 27) due to an injury sustained to a stage-diver.

Commented the group's vocalist, Sy Keeler: "While we encourage audience participation at our shows, you have all got to look out for one another. The fan was about to perform a backflip into the mass which was the pit when he slipped and mashed his head against the stage and knocked himself out, forcing us to halt proceedings for five minutes while he received medical attention.

We really thought we'd witnessed a serious injury, but within minutes he was back on his feet. I must add that the pit crew/security were second to none with their work helping people stay safe; this was just an unfortunate accident. I am pleased to report he made a full recovery in time to witness NAPALM DEATH."

IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson aired "Twisted Jesus" from the new ONSLAUGHT album "Killing Peace" on his January 27 BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen again to the program at this location (the song airs at just after two hours).

18 - (NL) Thrash Til' Burg Fest, 013 Club Tilburg
03 - (UK) Killing Peace Album Launch Party Bristol, Yate
30 - (NL) Kings Of Metal Festival - Arnhem
31 - (DK) The Rock - Copenhagen

DAM album nears completion - Album title revealed

London extreme metallers DAM's next album is in the final stages of production of their second album, titled "The Difference Engine" to be released by CANDLELIGHT RECORDS later this year.

An advance non-finalised version of the title track has been made available in the Metal Hammer UK covermount CD as well as on the band's myspace page

Guitarist/Vocalist Nathan speaks about the album:
"After several long months of writing, recording, mixing, re-recording, re-mixing, arguing, soul-searching, and returning to old mixes, we are finally coming to a stage where the fruit of all our efforts is in sight. The guitars sound massive.

The feel of the music itself is epic. We've brought in some extra special guest performers who have made sterling contributions to some of the songs on the album.

The recording itself was made in part in London's Eastcote Studios with Finnish producer Anders Nuberg at the helm, and I think his unique approach has produced exceptional results."

Drummer Gomez offers his thoughts:

"This record will change the world. I'm extremely excited about it. It was - and still is - a very intense process. But I believe that, as anyone who listens to the final product will be able to hear for themselves, it's definitely been worth the effort. The whole thing is going to be very organic and visceral.

As for the drums themselves there's pretty much no editing! I rather have that, than "perfect" lifeless takes that sound totally unnatural. I give you the real deal, as it should be."

FURZE to feature on "Wine of Satan" compilation

FURZE will participate on "Wine of Satan 2" compilation LP/CD later in 2007. Those of you old enough might remember this Greek output "Wine of Satan" from 1993. The original label passed the rights on to Necroterror Records and FURZE is the only Norwegian band they wanted to have on this vol 2.....

The UTD CD will be released on limited deluxe 1500 ex digipack (black embossed logo etc). Only the European version will be digi. Preorder the CD from Candlelight now!

EMPEROR to return to America

After triumphantly headlining the annual Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and four capacity performances in America last summer, Norwegian black metal pioneers EMPEROR have announced their return to the United States for three encore appearances this spring.
"We have made a decision to return to the U.S. for a few additional shows," notes guitarist Samoth. "This time Chicago is also put on the map.

"The shows last summer were very successful and we had an amazing turnout and support from all the fans. It was also a bit stressful because of the embassy hassle that we unfortunately had to endure. So we feel a few more shows are due and this time, all visas are in order and the band will appear in its full command."

Confirmed dates are as follows:
30 - (US) The Metro - Chicago, IL
01 - (US) B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - New York, NY
03 - (US) Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
Ticket on-sale information will be announced shortly.

Season of Mist band’s tourdates

15 - (D) Giessen, Muk
16 - (D) Eisleben, WiesenhausTiefschlag
17 - (D) Hamburg, Headbangers Ballroom Tiefschlag
16-18 - (D) Dinkelsbuehl, Summerbreeze Festival

14 - (NO) Vilhelm Berknes` hus, Blindern, Oslo BJØRNEGILDET
31 - (NO) Sort & Blå, Porsgrunn
04 - (NO) Elm Street Rock Café, Oslo
25-29 - (NO) Hovefestivalen in Arendal

24 -(FIN) Dark Winter Festival, Karhula
5 - (FI) EasterMaster Festival, Tampere
6 - (FI) Rytmikatti, Kouvola
7 - (FI) Torvi, Lahti
13 -(FI) Yellowstone, Kotka
4 - (FI) Klubi, Turku
22 - (D) Filthrock Festival, Prenzlau

14 - (UK) Wrexham, Central Station
16 - (UK) Milton Keynes, Pitz
18 - (UK) Glasgow, Cathouse
19 - (UK) Leicester, Charlotte
16 - (UK) Forum, Tunbridge Wells

02 - 04 - (D) - Wacken Open Air festival
22 - 24 - (FR) - Hellfest Open Air festival
26 - 01 - (D) - With Full Force festival

24 - (POL) Metalmania Festival, Katowice
26-27 - (USA) Sonar Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore
13-14 - (AT) Kaltenbach Open Air

21 - (FI) Kuopio, Henry's pub
22 - (FI) Helsinki, Nightlife Rock
23 - (FI) Jyväskylä, Lutakko
24 - (FI) Turku, Klubi
18 - (NL) Thrash Til' Burg Fest, 013 Club Tilburg
03 - (UK) Killing Peace Album Launch Party Bristol, Yate
30 - (NL) Kings Of Metal Festival - Arnhem
31 - (DK) The Rock - Copenhagen

28 - (USA) The Muse, Nashville TN
29 - (USA) Jaxx, West Springfield VA
30 - (USA) The Loft, Poughkeepsie NY
31 - (USA) Mark's Place, Bedford NH|
01 - (USA) BB King Blues Club, New York NY
02 - (CDN) L'Anti, Quebec City QC
03 - (CDN) FouFounes, Montreal QC
04 - (CDN) Petit Theater du Vieux Noranda, Royun Noranda QC
06 - (CDN) Opera House, Toronton ON
09 - (USA) Station 4, St. Paul MN
13 - (USA) Knitting Factory, Hollywood CA
14 - (USA) Showcase Theater, Corona CA

10 - (D) Germany K 17 Berlin
11 - (D) F Haus Jena
12 - (D) Eastclub Bischofswerda
13 - (CZ) Fleda Brno
14 - (D) Backstage München
15 - (D) Batschkapp Frankfurt
16 - (D) Roxy Saarbrücken
17 - (CH) Z 7 Pratteln
18 - (IT) Estragon Bologna
19 - (AT) Spielboden Dornbirn
20 - (FR) La laiterie Strassbourg
21 - (FR) Locomotive Paris
22 - (FR) Antipode Rennes
23 - (UK) Carling academiy islington London
24 - (D) Turock Essen
25 - (NL) Plato Helmond
26 - (BE) Biebob Vosselaar
27 - (D) Markthalle Hamburg

HASTE THE DAY - New album details; new song posted online!
Blending metallic heaviness with catchy, powerful hooks plus the best out of the entire spectrum of modern rock music, US-based HASTE THE DAY present their new album 'Pressure The Hinges' (European street date: March 26th, 2007) which impresses with its irresistible melodic charm, a great vocal performance by new singer Stephen Keech and over-the-top musicianship. Produced by Garth 'GGGarth' Richardson (Nickelback, Atreyu, Rage Against The Machine).

The title-track of HASTE THE DAY’ s third full-length 'Pressure The Hinges' can now be enjoyed online at
so check it out and add this band to your myspace-friends if you haven’t yet!

Drummer Devin Chaulk comments on the new full-length:

"Pressure The Hinges' is a more diverse and mature record than anything HASTE THE DAY has released to date. It's heavier and yet it's more melodic. It's more brutal and at the same time, more beautiful. We've broadened the spectrum of sound on this record. We took the elements of HASTE THE DAY that people have embraced (heaviness and melody) and stepped them up a notch. We've never been so proud and we can't wait to unleash it on our fans, and introduce it to those who haven't heard us before. We're stoked, and we think others will be too.'

In 2006, the band completed a highly successful European tour introducing new vocalist Stephen Keech to the audience and HASTE THE DAY shall return to European stages this summer to present their new material live!

More news on HASTE THE DAY soon, stay tuned!

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