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Pure Metal News: May 2007 Part 1

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May 2007 Part 2


JOB FOR A COWBOY online player launched

Metal Blade has just launched a brand new online player for fast-rising Arizona extreme metal heroes JOB FOR A COWBOY! You will be able to stream two tracks off their upcoming debut album 'Genesis' and among some other pretty cool features you’ll be given the chance to win hot JFAC stuff!

Check out the player by surfing to, get crushed by their sheer brutality and spread the word of JOB FOR A COWBOY!

'One of metal’s most important troops for 2007' (Metal Hammer UK) will release its first full-length on May 18th (Europe) / May 21st (G/A/S)!

JOB FOR A COWBOY will return to European stages soon for some summer shows after having recently finished an unbelievably successful tour with their label mates UNEARTH!

08 – 10/06/07 - GB - Donington - Download Festival
11/06/07 - F - Paris - Batofar
12/06/07 - D - Münster – Sputnikhalle
13/06/07 - D - Giessen – MUK
14/06/07 - D - München – Feierwerk
15/06/07 - D - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
16/06/07 - D - Trier - Summerblast Open Air
17/06/07 - D - Chemnitz - AJZ
18/06/07 - PL - Lodz - Demode
19/06/07 - D - Berlin - SO36
20/06/07 - D - Schweinfurt - Alter Stadtbahnhof
21/06/07 - NL - Utrecht - de Helling
22/06/07 - D - Herne - Pressure Fest

Deathchain – 'Cult of Death', in stores 28th of May

Finland’s Death/Thrash Metal cult Deathchain releases their third album Cult of Death on May 23rd. Guitarist Corpse has taken the full liability of the song writing for the third opus. Cult of Death delivers the darkest and most destructive Deathchain ever. Just read the song titles and you know what’s the name of the game. If the debut album on 2003 offered the fist towards the listeners face and from the second album 'Deathrash Assault' on 2005 you could find couple of almost mid-tempo chin breakers material on the third 'Cult of Death' album stretch almost to epic measures.

Deathchain changed singer just before the studio sessions. Well-known entertainer KJ Khaos chants his oath and he was part of the cryptic legion. On Cult of Death KJ Khaos does a killer job and he truly shows why he was chosen. Khaos has already been doing couple of shows during autumn 2006 with the band but the first official show in the front of Deathchain happened in February 2007.

Previous album 'Deathrash Assault' was released in October 2005. Album went to official Finnish album charts to 18th place. During November and December 2005 Deathchain toured five weeks in Europe playing with the classics Destruction and Candlemass on 13 countries and doing 25 shows. Deathchain also thrashed the main stage of the biggest metal festival in Scandinavia, Tuska Open Air. Band well known from its fist raising thrash attacks on the stages. Band can be seen on the clubs and festivals during the spring and summer. Current live situation and mp3 samples can be found from band’s website:

Stages on fire:
13.04.2007 Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland
11.05.2007 Inferno Bar, Tampere, Finland
25.05.2007 Lammi, Finland
26.05.2007 Kuopion Tori, Kuopio, Finland
26.05.2007 Henry's Pub, Kuopio, Finland
29.06.2007 Muhelinpurock, Lieksa, Finland
28.07.2007 Kuopiorock, Kuopio, Finland
18.08.2007 Jalometalli, Oulu, Finland

'Cult Of Death' tracklist:
• Deathammer
• Hour Of The Exorcist
• Pit Of The Possessed
• Serpent Of The Deep
• In The Crypt Of Vengeance
• Witchstorm
• Necrophiliac Lust
• Cult Of Death


We're very proud to inform you that MAYHEM's new album "Ordo Ad Chao" has entered the &&&&Norwegian sales charts at rank 12! It is also #5 in the Norwegian artists' charts.

MAYHEM's latest did not only enter the charts in their home country, but also in the UK. "Ordo Ad Chao" notes two entries: #27 in the Top 50 Independent Album Chart and #26 in the Top 40 Rock & Metal Album Chart.

In France, "Ordo Ad Chao" entered position 18 in the Top 100 of best selling albums in Hard, Metal of France's largest chain store FNAC.

Congratulation guys!


French goth metal act THE OLD DEAD TREE will soon enter the Stage One Studio in Germany, to record their forthcoming album. The recording sessions will start on next June 3rd and last three weeks. Once again, the band decided to give trust to producer Andy "Master" Classen.

The band describes the new material as "a twisted and schizophrenic blend of evocative riffs and arrangements put together with an overload of sheer emotion. The new songs do widen the previous artistic borders without disavowing the typical musical identity of the band".

THE OLD DEAD TREE's yet to be named third album is tentatively due for a worldwide release in autumn 2007, on Season of Mist. We will get you more details as soon as possible...


As you already know, three Season of Mist bands, namely MAYHEM, SALEM and FURIA, are to perform at this year's edition of the Hellfest, set in Clisson, France, on 22-24 June.
Since most of the label's staff will be there too, we'll be happy to meet you there. How to find us? Look for the Season of Mist shirts!
Let's get ready for the biggest metal party in France, see you there!


DAGOBA drummer Franky Costanza is a featured on this month's issue of French magazine Batterie, coming with an educational DVD where you can see him perform a few DAGOBA songs. Watch this 20 minute, multi-angle, mind-blowing video &here
You can also find the scores in the magazine.


12 May 07 Nice (FR) Theatre de Verdure - Fest Tomawok (+ Dagoba + The Arrs + GTI + ...)
07 Jun 07 Lille (FR) La Chimre
08 Jun 07 Watrelos (FR) La boite musique
09 Jun 07 Creil (FR) La grange musique
05 Aug 07 Napoli (IT) SouthXtreem Noise festival

2-3 Jun 07 Lyon (FR) Transbordeur - Lyon Metal Fest
29 Sep 07 Marseille (FR) Espace Julien - Chaos Fest

08 Jun 07 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
09 Jun 07 Paris (FR) La Locomotive (+ Pantheist + Imindain + ...)

22-24 Jun 07 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting (+ Aerosmith + Iron Maiden + Ozzy Osbourne +...)
19-21 Jul 07 Rieden/Kreuth (DE) Eartshaker Fest (+ Motorhead + Cradle of Filth + Within Temptation + ...)

27 Jun 07 Hobart (AU) The Trout Bar
29 Jun 07 Melbourne (AU) The Tote
30 Jun 07 Adelaide (AU) The Lizard Lounge Complex
05 Jul 07 Canberra (AU) A.N.U. Bar
06 Jul 07 Sydney (AU) The Arncliffe Hotel
07 Jul 07 Brisbane (AU) Club Phoenix

29 Jun-01 Jul 07 Leipzig (DE) With Full Force

29 Jun-01 Jul 07 Flugplatz/Roitzschjora (DE) With Full Force

07 Jul 07 (LV)Metalshow LV Open Air
20 Jul 07 Ksanthi (GR) Metal Healing Fest
07 Aug 07 Napoli (IT) S-Hammer Metal Fest
17 Aug 07 Oulu (FI) Club Teatria - Jalometalli Metal Music Festival
18 Aug 07 (SK) More Than Fest

20 Jul 07 Pssneck (DE) Motocross-Strecke - Hells Pleasure Metal Fest

20 Jul 07 Tnsberg (NO) Slottsfjellfestivalen

27 Jul 07 Stors (NO) Storsfestivalen
10 Aug 07 Bad Berka (DE) Party San Festival (+ Vader + Belphegor + Melechesh + ...)
11 Aug 07 Svojsice U Prelouce (CZ) Brutal Assault Festival

06 Oct 07 Hussigny (FR) Salle L. Aragon

Tankard news

On September 3rd, the new Tankard "Best Of" CD 'Best Case Scenario: 25 Years In Beers' will be released through AFM. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Claasen. It will include brand new 2007 versions of the following Tankard classics:

1. Zombie Attack
2. Maniac Forces
3. (Empty) Tankard
4. Don't Panic
5. Chemical Invasion
6. The Morning After
7. Alien
8. 666 Packs
9. Beermuda
10. Space Beer
11. Medley (Alcohol, Puke, Mon Cheri, Wonderful Life)
12. Freibier
13. Nation Over Nation
14. Two-Faced
15. Minds On The Moon

The limited first edition will include the bonus CD 'A Tribute To Tankard'. The following bands contributed and there are 18 glorious, rocking versions of Tankard classics in total;

MANTICORA ('Total Addiction")
PARADOX ('Zombie Attack")
SACRED STEEL ('Empty Tankard")

AFM will also be releasing a limited edition Tankard vinyl box this Summer. This will include picture discs of the albums 'B-Day', 'Beast Of Bourbon', 'The Beauty And The Beer" and 'Best Case Scenario:....' as well as a t-shirt, a 0,3l beer mug, a poster and a Tankard sticker. Watch out for that!

Forthcoming Live Dates for AFM artists

Masterplan - (with Saxon); rescheduled dates;
14th May Manchester, Academy 2
15th May London, Astoria
16th May Nottingham, Rock City
17th May Dublin, Temple Bar
19th May Glasgow, Garage
20th May Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
21st May Cardiff, Coal Exchange
23rd May Belfast, Spring & Airbrake.


Total Impact are happy to announce further details of the debut single "Fight And Survive" from Croydon based rockers Godsized. The track - originally produced and remixed by Chris Tsangarides has been mastered at Metropolis by Ian Cooper and is now even more storming than before. Brace your mail boxes for impact !!
"Fight And Survive" is released on May 28th.

Forthcoming Live Dates for Total Impact artists

25th May The Alma, Bolton - "Strain" debut Album Release Party
With Charger;
26th May The Harlequin, Redhill
27th May The Dome, Tufnell Park, London.
28th May Southampton, Joiners
29th May Newquay, Barcuda Bar
30th May Manchester. Attic
1st June Nottingham, Junktion 7
2nd June Leeds, Rio's
3rd June Glasgow, Barfly
17th June Haigh Hall Festival, Wigan (not with Charger)
28th July The Dome, Rock Off Festival, London.

7th May The Brief All Dayer, Croydon
6th June The Moshpit, Redhill
23rd June The George, Andover, Hampshire.
30th June The Peel, Kingston. (Re-Scheduled!!)

SONATA ARCTICA - Single tops Finnish chart

SONATA ARCTICA's "Paid in Full" single has entered the Finnish chart at position No. 1! SONATA ARCTICA's video for "Paid in Full" is available for viewing at YouTube. The track comes off the group's new album, "Unia" (Finnish for "Dreams"), which will be released on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed at Finnvox studio in Helsinki and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Stockholm, Sweden.

THE ACCÜSED - Finally on tour

THE ACCÜSED are preparing for their upcoming European tour, which includes support acts DAYGLO ABORTIONS and GOLERS. THE ACCÜSED are adding some old familiar 'classics' to their brutal live set as well as a brand new song from their upcoming album, scheduled to be recorded this summer. This long-awaited tour of Central Europe runs from May 17 to June 10, 2007.

18.05.2007 PRAG - 007 Stahov (CZ)
19.05.2007 KRAKOW - Imbir (PL)
20.05.2007 WROCLAW - CRK (PL)
21.05.2007 LEIPZIG - tba (DE)
22.05.2007 BERLIN - Cassiopia (DE)
23.05.2007 HAMBURG - Hafenklang (DE)
25.05.2007 SNEEK - Bollwerk (NL)
26.05.2007 ULM - Beteigueze (DE)
28.05.2007 MüNCHEN - Feierwerk (DE)
29.05.2007 WIEN - Arena (AT)
30.05.2007 LJUBLJANA - Channek Zero (SI)
01.06.2007 BILBAO - Santana 27 (ES)
02.06.2007 MADRID - Lorca Rock Festvial (ES)
03.06.2007 BARCELONA - Razzmatazz 2 (ES)
04.06.2007 PALMA - tba (ES)
06.06.2007 WEINHEIM - tba (DE)
08.06.2007 KONTICH - Lintfabrik (BE)
10.06.2007 ROTTERDAM - De Barog (NL)

AMORPHIS - New album title revealed

AMORPHIS' upcoming album will be named "Silent Waters", due on August 31st 2007. Check the track list below! On June 27th, title track "Silent Waters" will be released as single (Finland only) and download single (worldwide), containing the following tracks!

AMORPHIS - Silent Waters (album)
01. Weaving The Incantation
02. A Servant
03. Silent Waters
04. Towards And Against
05. I Of Crimson Blood
06. Her Alone
07. Enigma
08. Shaman
09. The White Swan
10. Black River
11. Sign (bonus track on digipak)

AMORPHIS - Silent Waters (Single)
01. Silent Waters (edit)
02. Sign
03. Silent Waters

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Festival page online now , the homepage for the 20th anniversary festival of NUCLEAR BLAST is online now! From now on you can read all about the event taking place on October 27th in Stuttgart. Watch out for info about BLIND GUARDIAN, DIMMU BORGIR, SUBWAY TO SALLY and all the other artists that will perform as well as for hotel info and latest news!

AFTER FOREVER - Hit the charts + confirmed for Download Festival

AFTER FOREVER's latest effort "After Forever" has entered the official Dutch album charts on a sensational # 6! This is the highest chart position ever achieved by the band in their home country. Congratulations! Also, single "Energize Me" made a big step forward in the official Dutch single charts, jumping from # 94 to # 65 this week! Check the chart positions below!

Germany # 98
France # 104
England # 49 (top 50 independent album charts)
Belgium # 89

In other news, AFTER FOREVER have been added to the billing of this years Download Festival in Donnington, England. Other Nuclear Blast bands to play the festival are CHIMAIRA and DIMMU BORGIR.

SONIC SYNDICATE - Video at MTV Rockzone / voting at TRL Rock

The sensational SONIC SYNDICATE video, called "Denied", will be shown at MTV´s Rockzone. Furthermore, the band got the chance to get into the voting for the MTV show TRL Rock… VOTE HERE: -> TRL VOTINGS -> ROCK and then click SONIC SYNDICATE "Denied", enter the code and click ABSCHICKEN!

The band has currently been confirmed to perform on mainstage of With Full Force Festival in Germany on Sunday, July 1st. For more tourdates check out the Nuclear Blast homepage or go to

The new killer album "Only Inhuman" will be released on May 18th and it went straight to number 4 at ROCK HARD GERMANY, and to number 5 at METAL HAMMER GERMANY soundcheck rankings!! So, do not miss this amazing record and you better be at one of the SONIC SYNDICATE release parties! Be there and win tons of signed SONIC stuff, shirts, stickers, posters etc. Check the dates below!

SONIC SYNDICATE - Releaseparties
11.05.2007 Marktsteft, Rock Mania
16.05.2007 Hannover, Labor
16.05.2007 München, Keller
17.05.2007 Regensburg, Fledermaus
18.05.2007 Leverkusen, Shadow
18.05.2007 Augsburg, Rockfabrik
18.05.2007 Stuttgart, Club Prag
18.05.2007 Ulm, Take Off
18.05.2007 Ingolstadt, Rockclub U2
18.05.2007 Saarbrücken, Kufa
19.05.2007 Hildesheim, Rockclub
19.05.2007 Herford, X
19.05.2007 Nürnberg, Rofa
19.05.2007 Berlin, Werk 9
25.05.2007 Hof, Rockwerk
25.05.2007 Mönchengladbach, Projekt 42
25.05.2007 St. Wendel, Flash
26.05.2007 Hameln, Sumpfblume

Releaseevents UK
18.05.2007 Cheshire, The Victoria
19.05.2007 Liverpool, Crazyhouse
21.05.2007 Kent, The Woodman
31.05.2007 Oxford, Covern

NIGHTWISH - First single from upcoming album announced

The new NIGHTWISH single called "Eva", which will be available as download only, is going to be released on May 30th. All European download income of this single will go the Child Charity Foundation "Die Arche"!

"Eva" will be the first opportunity to listen to the new NIGHTWISH vocalist and her identity will be revealed on May 30th as well. The 6th, yet untitled, NIGHTWISH studio album will be released on September 28th 2007!

A LOVE ENDS SUICIDE - Keyboardist wanted

Hey everyone,
If you are interested in filling the spot, please e-mail us at and please send us any type of material you have written in mp3 format. I promise you we will not steal it. haha. If we like what we hear than we will move on to the next step and jam in person. Hope to hear from you all...

AEON - Done recording new album

We are now finished recording our new album and the project has been sent to Dan Swanö @ Unisound Studio so he can start mixing & mastering the album. April was indeed a hectic month in the studio for us, but we did manage to record everything in time without too much trouble. 12 songs were put on tape with a rawer and more brutal sound than we ever had. So we are really looking forward to see what Dan will make out of this. We are sure it will kill. Stay tuned for more info!

Some videoclips:

AUTUMN - News update

Pictures of the TEC showcase and our tryout show of past sunday in Tivoli - de Helling can be found at . Pictures by Linda Aarts. We would like to thank everyone who came to see the show.

Update on this release show: The band AUDAC!OUS will support us in the Melkweg, instead of SENGIR. AUDACIOUS is a Metal/Rock band from Amsterdam. For more info, click . SENGIR will support us during our second release show in Drachten, on friday the 4th of May. We hope to see you all there!

BORN FROM PAIN - News update


We would like to thank everyone who supported us and got crazy at our shows with Carl FIRST BLOOD and Paul SUPERIOR on the mic. We have received awesome feedback from almost everywhere and we are happy everyone is down with the new dudes on the frontline. We are happy it is working out so well, so here's some words of appreciation: THANKS SO MUCH!


BORN FROM PAIN is around for 10 years this June and we are celebrating that fact with a show in our town of birth, Heerlen, Holland. We will be playing a show in De Nieuwe Nor on June 29th. We tried to make this a rather nostalgic line-up from the days we started out, so we asked some long-gone friends to play one more time together on stage with us for this one. Line-up will be BORN FROM PAIN, CRAWLSPACE, DRIFT, SUPERIOR and 1 special guest. BORN FROM PAIN set with a lot of old and new songs and appearances of almost all old BFP members. Make sure you reserve your tickets at De Nieuwe Nor cos they might be going fast! ( ) As announced, this will also be the very last chance to see BORN FROM PAIN appear live with Che on the mic, so make sure you make it out there!!!

CATARACT - Last minute show in Stuttgart added

Folks, we have a last minute show we can add, on the way up to the Filled With Hate warm up party we will make a stop in Stuttgart and play the Thursday night at Club Prag on Mai 17th!. EPITOME OF FRAIL will be playing with us plus another band we're working on, we will make that official as soon as we can - it will be our first show outside Switzerland with the new line up, by the way! Come out and rock out!

DISILLUSION - Busy rehearsing for festival season

Hello. Just wanted to let you know that everything is pretty much alright here. We are very busy rehearsing with the potential new line-up and the preparations for the upcoming festival season. Some parts have to be re-written some re-arranged - but despite all the work that needs to be done, last rehearsal we left the room and thought HELL YEAH! So, all will be good!

Also, the new website is on its way - finally. We are very much looking forward to its release and the completion of the creative chapter "Gloria" which should be around end of May. By the way, the record is doing very well in Europe - so thank you all for supporting us!

And finally we put online new pictures of Jens' final show here in Leipzig two weeks ago. About two hours before we played that evening the temperature on stage was about 45°C ! Only God knows how hot is was when DIS was finished! Click here to see the pictures:

SIX FEET UNDER - Chart entries revealed

Congratulations to Chris Barnes and the boys! Their latest sh*tkicker "Commandment" has entered the German Longplay Charts on position 58 and the Austrian longplay Charts on position 70! Thumbs up!

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - New album title revealed

According to, Detroit-based extreme metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have set "Nocturnal" as the title of their follow-up to 2005's "Miasma", due later in the year via Metal Blade Records. "It's definitely in the same vein as our older stuff," vocalist Trevor Strnad told in January. "Nothing drastically changed. It's just more tasteful, and some of this new stuff will be faster than the last record."

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will record the new CD with Eric Rachel, who mixed "Miasma". "There's going to be a lot more soloing than we've done previously," Strnad explained to "This record's a bit more European-sounding, I think. More so than we already were, if you can imagine that. The solo stuff has a black metal-ish flavor to it. We messed around with that a little bit previously, but some of the songs have a major DISSECTION kind of feel to them."

Lyrically, Strnad said the record — due in the fall — will be "more horror-oriented" than "Miasma". "As far as gore and death and stuff like that goes, I mean, that's all been done — into the ground," he said. "I am just trying to do something like that, but with my own flavor to it. There are still ways to repulse people out there — I just need to figure it all out."

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER is also working on its first DVD release, which Strnad hopes will include footage documenting the making of the band's next record.

AT ALL COST - sign worldwide deal with Century Media Records

The variety of artists on Century Media Records throughout the last decade prompted the label to coin the phrase "Diversity In Extremes', and this is more evident than ever before upon welcoming AT ALL COST to its worldwide family. This group encompasses the definition of diversity, imposing no limitations to their songwriting and blending together a propulsive blend of thrash and hard rock laden with captivating hooks.

Trey Ramirez (guitars, vocals) describes his excitement: "We are extremely proud and honored to be a part of such a supportive label in independent music today. Century Media is home to a diverse array of bands that we admire, and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of that roster. It feels great to work with a label staff that understands our music and goals. We are looking forward to what the future holds."

Century Media founder Robert Kampf states, "AT ALL COST blew me away the first time I saw them, and their dynamic mix of styles is like nothing else out there. They are an ambitious and refreshing new act, and we couldn't be happier to have them in our family."

This Austin, Texas-based quintet released their stunning debut offering, 'It's Time To Decide', on Combat Records in 2005, and with producer Rory Phillips (The Rise) they ultimately cultivated a sound all their own. The disc is composed of a rollercoaster of emotions and sounds as vocalist Andrew Collins assumes various identities, seamlessly shifting from a robotic persona, to a catchy crooner, to a hardcore prophet. This group pride themselves on pushing the envelope to deliver a product that stands the test of time.

In addition to the band’s unique sound, it is their unparallel live show and DIY attitude that sets them well ahead of the pack. The group has toured relentlessly over the past two years with dates spanning across the U.S., including several successful SXSW appearances in addition to dates with such acclaimed artists as Norma Jean and Darkest Hour.

In 2007, AT ALL COST set their sights high with only one mission in mind; to conquer the world. Look for their Century Media Records debut later this year.

KRISIUN - GRAVE - start touring Europe with IMMOLATION on May 4, 2007

Are you ready for some vicious, brutal old school death metal live package?!? If you should answer this question with 'hell yeah!' then get prepared to see Brazilian 'blastbeasts' KRISIUN, Swedish cult act GRAVE on tour with US death metal legend Immolation destroying venues all across Europe from tomorrow May 4, 2007 on! Opening act will be Australia’s Dawn Of Azazel, so check out the dates below and do not miss this awesome package! UK dates in BOLD

**LENG TCH’E replace GRAVE

04.05.2007 Vosselaar (B) @ Biebob
05.05.2007 Osnabrueck (D) @ Tor 3
06.05.2007 Groningen (NL) @ Vera
07.05.2007 Flensburg (D) @ Roxy
08.05.2007 Aarhus (DK) @ Train
09.05.2007 Copenhagen (DK) @ The Rock
10.05.2007 Hamburg (D) @ Hafenklang-Exil
11.05.2007 Hannover (D) @ MusikZentrum
12.05.2007 Eindhoven (NL) @ Dynamo
13.05.2007 Hengelo (NL) @ Metropol
14.05.2007 Charleroi (F) @ Le Colisseum
15.05.2007 Bradford (UK) @Rio
16.05.2007 Dublin (UK) @ Voodoo Lounge
17.05.2007 Glasgow (UK) @ Soundhaus
18.05.2007 London (UK) @ Camden Underworld
19.05.2007 Trier (D) @ Ex Haus
20.05.2007 Paris (F) @ La Locomotive
21.05.2007 Nancy (F) @ Azimut 584
23.05.2007 Prague (CZ) @ Lucerna Music Bar
24.05.2007 Berlin (D) @ Knaack
25.05.2007 Leipzig (D) @ Hellraiser Festival
26.05.2007 Rosenheim (D) @ Bavarian Battle Summer Fest
27.05.2007 Klagenfurt (AT) @ Mexicohalle
28.05.2007 Prato (I) @ Siddharta
29.05.2007 Lyon (F) @ CCO Villeurbanne
30.05.2007 Marseille (F) @ tba
31.05.2007 Barcelona (E) @ Mephisto
01.06.2007 Madrid (E) @ Ritmo & Compas
02.06.2007 Sevilla (E) @ Sala Q
03.06.2007 Corroios (PT) @ Cine Teatro
04.06.2007 Irun (E) @ Tunk**
05.06.2007 Toulouse (F) @ Sala Des Fetes**
06.06.2007 Geneve (CH) @ L'Usine**
07.06.2007 Pratteln (CH) @ Z7**
08.06.2007 Frankfurt (D) @ Suffering Life Festival**
09.06.2007 Huenxe (D) @ Deathfeast**
10.06.2007 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje**


Still available: GRAVE 'As Rapture Comes' CD, KRISIUN 'Assassination' CD/LP


It has just been announced that My Dying Bride are set to play this year's hottest UK metal festival, DOWNLOAD. The band will appear on the 'Dimebag Darrell stage' on June 9th at Donington Park.

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Knorkator – Nuclear Blast shop Halle signing session

On Friday May 11th, mighty KNORKATOR will do a signing session at the Nuclear Blast shop Halle an der Saale / Germany! This will be from 3 pm to 4pm, right before their show at the Schorre venue nearby. Fun and madness at both events is guaranteed!

ALL SHALL PERISH - Added to Hell On Earth 2007 tour

Oakland, California's ALL SHALL PERISH has been added to the Hell On Earth 2007 tour, set to kick off in early September. Also scheduled to appear are WALLS OF JERICHO, FEAR MY THOUGHTS and BORN FROM PAIN. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

13.09. D Frankfurt a.M. - Batschkapp
20.09. D Hannover - Musikzentrum
21.09. D Dresden - Reithalle
22.09. D Berlin - SO 38 // Popcom Showcase
23.09. PL Posznan - Eskulap
05.10. D Jena - Fhaus
06.10. D Essen - Amalie
07.10. D Schweinfurt - Alter Stadtbahnhof

ALL SHALL PERISH is currently supporting its second album, "The Price Of Existence".

NEAERA - Last tickets for DVD recording show



As announced before the ticket presale for our upcoming exclusive DVD Recording Show on May 19th is going very well.
Right now there are only about less than 100 tickets still available! Make sure you don't miss out on this and get your ticket via presale before it’s too late!

The DVD is going to be released this Summer together with our next album, so don't miss this opportunity to rip each other apart in front of the camera, HAR HAR :)!
We will be performing songs from both albums as well as one brand new track!

The running order for the show will be as follows:

19.00 – Doors
19.30- 19.50 Butterfly Coma
20.05- 20.40 Willschrey
21.00- 21.40 The Destiny Program
22.00 NEAERA

We can hardly wait and we are hoping for your support!

DIMMU BORGIR - Hit the charts

Imagine one of the most extreme Metal bands hitting the album charts...and then imagine the world’s most majestic Black Metal band, DIMMU BORGIR, hitting the German album charts at an incredible # 7 and the Norwegian charts at the top spot with their new masterpiece "In Sorte Diaboli"!!!!!! Nuclear Blast is extremely proud to announce not only the highest album chart entry the band has ever had in Germany ("Death Cult Armageddon" peaked at # 12), but also sensational chart success in lots of other countries. It is safe to say that "in Sorte Diaboli" is the biggest milestone in the career of the Norwegians so far:

USA BILLBOARD CHARTS # 43 (highest entry ever in the U.S.!)
FRANCE # 104

AFTER FOREVER - Vote for band on TMF

AFTER FOREVER have been put on the interactive charts of Dutch music channel TMF, featuring their magnificent clip for "Energize Me". Help the band to get more plays and vote for "Energize Me"! You just have to carry out the following steps (preferably daily):

- go to: and register a username and password (only needed once)
- go to: TV INFO and then to INTERACTIVE CHARTS
- vote for "After Forever - Energize Me" on the first place

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Earthshaker Roadshock tour cancelled

Please notice that the rest of the Earthshaker Roadshock tour dates have been CANCELLED!!!
An official statement can be found at this location! (in German, English one to follow soon) – statements of the partaking bands can be found here:

DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER (tour diary, in German only)

AGATHODAIMON - Announce new line-up

AGATHODAIMON today stated the following: "We're proud to announce our new line-up: It took us a while to fill the gap that our vocalist Frank "Akaias" Nordmann left, but after a bunch of rehearsals with the new guys, we feel that we now have the strongest line-up ever and can't wait to hit the stage again! So, the current line-up consists of newcomers Jonas Iscariot on vocals and Jan Jansohn on guitar and of course the already known members Sathonys (guitar), Till (bass), Felix (keys) and Matthias (drums)."

DEW-SCENTED - More tour dates revealed

German high energy Thrashers DEW-SCENTED will embark on a European tour with MISERY INDEX and COLDWORKER. See the dates below! Before the tour starts, DEW-SCENTED will play a gig in Hamburg with MACHINE HEAD and AS I LAY DYING. DEW-SCENTEDs latest effort „Incinerate' was released on March, 30.


13.06. D Hamburg - Docks


15.06. D Marburg - KFZ
16.06. D Trier - Summer Blast Festival
17.06. D Wermelskirchen - AJZ Bahndamm
18.06. D Hannover - Indiego Glocksee
19.06. D München - Feierwerk
20.06. D Schweinfurt - Alter Stadtbahnhof
21.06. D Erstfeld - Transilvania Live Club
22.06. F Clisson - Hellfest Open Air
24.06. UK Manchester - Music Box
25.06. UK London - Underworld
26.06. UK Exeter - Cavern
27.06. NL Arnheim - Goudvishal
28.06. DK Aalborg - 1000 Fryd

Various summer festivals:

06.07. D St. Wendel - Bosenbachstadion
20.07. D Kreuth - Earthshaker Festival
21.07. SLO Tolmin - Metalcamp Tomlin Festival
19.08. D Essen - Essen Orignal / Turock Bühne
01.09. D Hameln - Joch´n´Roll Open Air Festival

NUCLEAR BLAST ALLSTARS - Exclusive track online @ myspace

A brand new track from "Into The Light", "Dirty Wings" (feat. Tobias Sammet from EDGUY) has been posted online at this location. Check it out! RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski recently completed work on a CD to celebrate Nuclear Blast Records' 20th anniversary, entitled "Into the Light". Smolski composed, recorded and produced 10 songs for various metal artists that are part of the Nuclear Blast history, including a track that is being recorded and performed by his own band.

"Into the Light" will be released as double-CD, featuring a bonus disc with classics, rare tracks and brand new songs. Also, watch out for "Into the Light"'s dark twin "Out of the Dark", coming in the second half of 2007.

SONIC SYNDICATE - Saturn & myspace pre-listening

Saturn Pre-listening: And the winner is: SONIC SYNDICATE! With their mix of pounding riffs, massive grooves and stunning melodies the winners of the world wide held Nuclear Blast band contest are amongst the hottest newcomers of the year by now! SONIC SYNDICATE and their sensational Nuclear Blast debut "Only Inhuman" – now available in Saturn markets for exclusive pre-listening!

Exclusive pre-listening of "Only Inhuman" available at MySpace! Check out ALL amazing killer songs of the album HERE!

AUTUMN enter official Dutch Top 100

Congratulations to our Dutch friends from AUTUMN!

The six-piece has entered the official Dutch Top 100 with their new album "My New Time" on position 72! A huge success for AUTUMN and Metal Blade and the first ever chart entry in the history of the band!

CATARACT news update

"Right, this is some rather unusual news but we're very happy to announce the arrival Switzerland’s youngest death metal lunatic: as of now, Tom's a double dad! DEMIAN was born last week and will be raised to the sweet sound of possibly CANNIBAL CORPSE, ION DISSONANCE and of course CATARACT and DISPARAGED!

Horns up to the family, may the blast beat be with you! on some other, more usual but still great news - we've added another show we could slip in. We will be appearing at the earshakerdays on the 1st of June at the Volkshaus in Zurich, along with MACHINE HEAD, TYPE O NEGATIVE, CHIMAIRA and ZATOKREV!! We’ll be on stage quite early (read around 1800hrs), so may we suggest you come in early. See you all there"

AMON AMARTH internet stream

Streetclip TV will stream excerpts from the AMON AMARTH DVD "Wrath of The Norsemen" on the 20th and 21st of May at 8:00pm CET in HD quality! Go and check out one of the best metal shows on the Internet and surf by at the announced times –

ANTERIOR need new bass player

We are looking for a serious player who is able to practice every day throughout the week, has good gear, previous gigging experience and who is ready for extensive touring. Aged 18 - 25.

Anyone who is interested please email us at :

GOATWHORE European Tour cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, THE EXCESS OF EVIL European Tour 2007 featuring MARDUK, ENSLAVED, KEEP OF KALESSIN, MELECHESH, GOATWHORE and PANTHEON I, has been cancelled. The reasons are still not fully stated about this sudden display of bad news but we assure everyone in Europe we are quite disappointed in the announcement and will be working hard to reschedule touring possibilities for later in the year. As soon as more information is given about the cancellation, you will be reading it or hearing it from us. Thanks for your support and we hope to see everyone overseas in the later half of 2007.

MONSTROSITY 'Firestorm' video online

A studio clip of the incredible "Firestorm" (taken from the new album "Spiritual Apocalypse") is online now at YouTube.

Go and listen to this great song and see the insane drumming of Lee Harrison and the other MONSTROSITY guys in action by clicking here:

POWERWOLF to play shows with GRAVE DIGGER

The mighty mighty POWERWOLF are confirmed to support GRAVE DIGGER on a few shows.

31.10.07 Bochum (D) - Zeche
01.11.07 Saarbrücken (D) - Garage
02.11.07 Speyer (D) - Halle 101

SYMPHORCE to play exclusive German show

SYMPHORCE will be playing an exclusive headlining show at the 'Rage Against Racism' Open Air festival taking place the 9th of June in Duisburg, Germany (JZ Muehle, Clarenbachstrasse 14, 47229 Duisburg). The admission is free, 0,3 l beer just one Euro. Hallelujah!

The line-up also includes BLACK MESSIAH, DARK AGE, ABSENCE, BLOOD RED ANGEL among others. More info:

NOCTURNAL RITES - new E-card online; post new video message & more!

Swedish melodic/power metal outfit NOCTURNAL RITES present you their brand-new E-card revealing more details on the band’s upcoming eighth studio album 'The 8th Sin', out on Century Media Records May 28, 2007.

At the E-card you can listen to several tracks off 'The 8th Sin', watch the band’s clip for 'Never Again', and check the latest tour dates as well as win some exclusive NOCTURNAL RITES t-shirts! Visit it now @

As a special treat for all NOCTURNAL RITES fans, the band has posted a new video message, check it out HERE

Furthermore, you can also watch some cool footage of NOCTURNAL RITES performing 'Never Trust' live at this year’s Gates Of Metal Boat(!!!), watch it HERE

More NOCTURNAL RITES clips are available at the band’s official channel, you’ll find it @

So enjoy some audiovisual Swedish metal insanity and get ready to bang your head on NOCTURNAL RITES’ masterly new album 'The 8th Sin'!

Press on 'The 8th Sin':
'Ultimately a diverse and eclectic album, fans of melodic heavy rock as well as massive power metal should enjoy at instant!'

'Modern sounds, powerful riffs and epic choruses gorgeously combined!'

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Win exclusive PARADISE LOST & THE HAUNTED prizes @ Battle Of Metal Open Air 2007

After being confirmed for this year’s Battle Of Metal Open Air in the German town Geiselwind, PARADISE LOST and THE HAUNTED offer you the chance to win some exclusive prizes at the official Festival E-Card, check it out at the following link and have a close look at the 'Win' section:!

First prize is two VIP Tickets (incl. backstage tour, food & drink vouchers, merchandise package) as well as the new PARADISE LOST single 'The Enemy'. Second prize is an exclusive Meet&Greet with THE HAUNTED, a crate of beer plus a Battle Of Metal T-Shirt! Thus visiting the Battle Of Metal Open Air E-Card is a must-surf for every metalhead!

The festival itself takes places from July 5-7, 2007, visit for detailed information!

DARK TRANQUILLITY - DARK TRANQUILLITY New album 'Fiction' enters Swedish, Finnish, German & Italian charts

Swedish melodic death metal legend DARK TRANQUILLITY is glad to announce that their new album 'Fiction', which has been released via Century Media Records on April 23, 2007, has entered the official album charts in the following countries:

Week No.1: #12

Week No.1: #59

Week No.1: #19

Week No.1: #34

Italiy Indie charts:
Week No.1: #9

Congratulations! If you have not checked out the DARK TRANQUILLITY’s new masterpiece 'Fiction', make sure you check out the new tracks 'Focus Shift' and 'Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)' at the band’s MySpace profile:

Furthermore, don’t miss DARK TRANQUILLITY live at some of this year’s Summer festivals, the following festival appearances have already been confirmed:

02.06.2007 Lorca (E) @ Lorca Rock Festival
03.06.2007 Milan (I) @Gods Of Metal Festival
07.06.2007 Soelvesborg (S) @ Sweden Rock Festival
14.06.2007 Hulsfred (S) @ Hulsfred Festival
22.06.2007 Balingen (D) @ Bang Your Head Festival
24.06.2007 Clisson (F) @ Hellfest
07.07.2007 Riga (LV) @ Metal Show IV
13.07.2007 Arvika (S) @ Arvikafestivalen
18.08.2007 Dinkelsbuehl (D) @ Summer Breeze Open Air

Watch DARK TRANQUILLITY’s video clip for 'Focus Shift' HERE !

THE DUSKFALL - Recording almost finished

Hailing from Sweden, THE DUSKFALL have posted a statement regarding the recording process of their upcoming album "The Dying Wonders Of The World":

"We are finished with all drums, guitars and bass and the sound is crushing! We have returned to our melodic roots, still keeping those thrashy parts alive and breathing. There will be more leads on this CD as we brought in an excellent guitar player as guest musician.

His name is Magnus Söderman and he will play leads on 4 songs so brace yourself for some brilliant sh*t! Oskar has also unloaded his best drumming on this recording, excellent fills and also a drum solo on one of the tracks. The only thing left do is for Kai to scream his lungs out and then we will mix this beast in end of May. For those interested we have put up some clips at this location!"

UNEARTH part ways with Mike Justian

UNEARTH have officially parted ways with drummer Mike Justian: "Last night marked the end of the line for Mike Justian with UNEARTH. There are many reasons why we decided it was time to move on without him, but we are not in the business of airing dirty laundry. We will say that we grew apart as individuals and as musicians and the split will be best for both the band and Mike.

"In true UNEARTH fashion, we will continue on without skipping a beat. We are pleased and honoured to say that Gene Hoglan of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD is filling in for the rest of our tour with DIMMU BORGIR, DEVIL DRIVER and KATAKLYSM. He will take the stage for the first time with us tonight in Vancouver, BC. Gene is an unreal musician and has learned a set in extremely short notice. We can not thank him enough for lending his skills to our band for this tour.

"Mike is an amazing drummer and will surely turn up in another band soon. We travelled the world with him, shared some of the best experiences of our lives and can call him a brother forever. It was just time for both parties to split, plain and simple. We wish him the best of luck with all of his future endeavours."

CELLADOR - Studio news on

As some of you may know or not, CELLADOR is currently headfirst into writing for the next album. "The plan is to compose upwards of 20 songs and then pick out the best 10-12 for the next album. We hope to enter the studio and begin recording in Fall '07 with a planned release for early 2008."

Currently the band is in pre-production stages for a few songs, and so they decided to put together a series of videos during these writing sessions to give you an idea of what's going on. Here's a link to the first of a soon to be series of vids:


TORTURE KILLER in writing mood

TORTURE KILLER will enter the studios in November to start recording a follow up to their 2006 "Swarm!" album.

"After the basic tracking done in Finland we will move to Hit Factory Miami, where Chris will start laying down the vocal tracks and hopefully the CD will be finished by the end of the year for an early 2008 release. Things are moving along nicely and we are confident that we will have decent death metal album on our hands -

The new songs are sounding great, all the 'Swarm!' elements are there and we think we've taken another step ahead with our approach on death metal, some really haunting guitar licks combined with a groove and more attacking style, hopefully we can catch all this energy the right way and I'm sure people are definitely going to enjoy this one. More updates, song titles and stuff as things move along.

"Four songs from our 'Swarm!' album are still available for preview at ... if you're coming over for Sauna-open-air or Tuska Festivals this summer be sure to check us out in the aftershow parties on both festivals. These shows will be done with a Finnish line-up. Thank you for the continuing support our brothers and sisters in death metal!" (Jari / TORTURE KILLER)

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