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KATAKLYSM - More tour details
Northern Hyperblasters KATAKLYSM have
unveiled more details concerning their upcoming European tour in January 2007:
special guests on the "Road To Devastation" tour will be NEAERA (Germany), FEAR MY
THOUGHTS (Germany) and QUO VADIS (Canada). As headliners
of this heavy package, KATAKLYSM will be out on the road to promote their latest
album, "In The Arms Of Devastation". Stay tuned for tour dates and more news!
BLIND GUARDIAN -
The first of September will be a truly special day for all
fans of Symphonic Progressive Metal with a fantasy touch: The masters
themselves, BLIND GUARDIAN, will release their sophomore masterpiece "A Twist In
The Myth" on Nuclear Blast! Of course we have a soft spot for all those of you
who can´t stand weeks of waiting. Just click here and join our exclusive pre-listening! You can
check out various tracks - more tracks will be added the closer the release date
gets, so make sure you return soon!
VARIOUS ARTISTS -
define the soundtrack!
IN THE NAME OF THE KING is an action/fantasy feature film,
based on the popular videogame, DUNGEON SIEGE. It is a tale of knights and
kings, great courage and noble causes, magic and adventure.
The film follows the journey of Farmer (Jason Statham) from
simple family man to heroic prince. An unspeakably evil army rampages across
what was an idyllic, peaceful world, destroying everything in its path, looking
to conquer the mighty Castle Ebb and vanquish the King himself!
Amidst this backdrop of war in the Kingdom of Ehb, between
the evil Gallian (Ray Liotta) and the ruling King Konreid (Burt Reynolds),
Farmer sets out to find his kidnapped wife, Solana (Claire Forlani), and avenge
the death of his son, who was killed by animal warriors called Krugs.
This is a passionate, epic, fantasy adventure with non-stop
action, vividly drawn characters, and a story line that will drawn you in with
every passing, magical minute.
Just as "Lord of the Rings" transported us to another world
and time, IN THE NAME OF THE KING will lift your heart, mind and spirit. It will
make you believe in magic, nobility, and the power of love, as Farmer's devotion
to his family knows no boundaries.
The best thing is: You can decide which tracks will be on the soundtrack to "In
The Name Of The King"! One song is already chosen: "Turn The Page" from the
brandnew album "A Twist In The Myth" of BLIND GUARDIAN. The rest is up to YOU!
Just send us a post card till
31st of October 2006 with your five favourite bands and
Nuclear Blast GmbH
You can also send an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org – subject:
"Soundtrack". Please don´t forget your full address, telephone number and age.
The prizes are:
1. A trip to
incl. a visit of the Babelsberg Studios
2.-7. A SubWoofer Soundsystem (BigBend-Interactive)
8.-12. The Game "Dungeon Siege" (Microsoft)
13.-32. Two UCI-cinema tickets
33.-37. A HAMMERFALL keyboard
38.-40. A Nuclear Blast Package containing a label T-Shirt and the compilation
"Blasting Your Ears, Vol. II"
CHROME DIVISION -
Doomsday Rock`N´Roll on the way to the top! Our Norwegian
Kickass-rockers CHROME DIVISION centered around
guitarist Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR) can celebrate massive
chart success with their debut album "Doomsday Rock`n`Roll". They have entered
the international album charts on position 31, and the Norwegian album charts on
position 11. Congratulations to the Norwegian rockers!
THREAT SIGNAL -
guitarist leaves the band
Rich Howard, guitarist for the newly signed Canadian band THREAT SIGNAL, has left the band to
pursue other life goals.
" We totally respect his decision and wish him the best of luck in the future,"
commented vocalist Jon Howard via their official website. "Rich, your time in
the band was amazing and we'll never forget the kick-a** riffage you threw
down!" Rich will play the remaining shows on the band's August itinerary.
Afterwards, current bassist Marco Bressette will take over guitar duties.
Due to the recent turn of events, THREAT SIGNAL is in urgent need of a new
bassist for the band's upcoming October/November North American tour with label
mates SOILWORK and MNEMIC. According to the band, here's
what they're looking for:
"A dude who can slay a bass like a guitar, must use a pick, have professional
gear, willing (and able!) to tour the world and make THREAT SIGNAL his top priority."
Interested parties are encouraged to contact the band at
ALL SHALL PERISH
- now available!
Today the new killer album by ALL SHALL PERISH, entitled "The Price Of
Existence", will be released on Nuclear Blast. If you can´t wait any longer, you
should seize the moment and check out our exclusive pre-listening. At this location you can listen to a couple
of new tracks - what are you waiting for?
about the upcoming album
CANDLEMASS mainman, songwriter and bassist Leif Edling has
tuned in to enlighten fans of the living Swedish Doom legend a tiny bit
regarding the whole Messiah issue: "It is hotter than hell right now (in sweden
anyway) and most of you doomlovers are on vacation. So are we. And we do get
worried questions though about what is going on in the band regarding Messiah
and the new album.
I can’t really say if Messiah will sing on the upcoming album or not, but the
last thing I heard was a little bit positive. Let us hope that it becomes 100%
certain it will happen. It’s all between Messiah and the label now you see. It
is summer holiday time don’t forget. I hope this issue can be solved soon as we
need to carry on the work on the new album.
The past months hasn’t exactly been the best time for Candlemass. Myself, Lars,
Mappe and Jan are pretty frustrated over the current singer situation, but we
will solve it. Somehow.
We got a great C-mass album in the pipeline, we will not waste that! If Messiah
sings or not is really up to the man himself now." Let`s all hope mighty Messiah
will truly return!!! The release of the new and yet untitled CANDLEMASS album is
tentatively schedule for release on February 2nd, 2007, on Nuclear Blast.
Hell On Earth -
final tour dates!
HELL ON EARTH TOUR 2006
- HEAVEN SHALL BURN
- GOD FORBID
- PURIFIED IN BLOOD
- A PERFECT MURDER
15.09. Haarlem – Patronaat (Netherlands)
16.09. London – Mean Fiddler (Great Britain)
17.09. Glasgow - Cathouse (Great Britain)
18.09. Manchester – Rockworld (Great Britain)
19.09. Southampton - Nexus (Great Britain)
20.09. Milton Keynes – Pitts (Great Britain)
21.09. Trier – Ex Haus (Germany)
22.09. Schweinfurt – Alter Stadtbahnhof (Germany)
23.09. Berlin – SO 36 (Germany)
24.09. Frankfurt – Batschkapp (Germany)
25.09. Salzburg – Rockhaus (Austria)
26.09. Pinarella Di Cervia – Rockplanet Club (Italy)
27.09. Solothurn – Kofmehl (Switzerland)
28.09. München – Backstage (Germany)
29.09. Bielefeld – Kamp (Germany)
30.09. Flensburg – Roxy (Germany)
01.10. Hasselt – Music O Drom (Belgium)
02.10. Dresden – Reithalle (Germany)
03.10. Jena – Fhaus (Germany)
04.10. Eindhoven - Effenaar (Netherlands)
05.10. Hannover – Musik Centrum (Germany)
06.10. Aalborg – Studebterhus (Denmark)
07.10. Essen – Fun Box Amilie (Germany)
new bass player!
After having him as a temporary replacement during July we
want to welcome Kay Brem as a full member of the CATARACT Team!
We are proud to welcome him to the team. He is a very talented bass player with
experience of more than a decade as bass player. He played in several bands
(Tribes Of Cain, etc.) and to top it off, Kay is a very cool person. It is like
he would have been part of Cataract forever.
For more infos about Kay Brem check
We will destroy stages again with full force. Stronger than
ever. Be prepared.
UNEARTH - new
album - full online stream / new videos / new MP3-files
UNEARTH – full online stream of "III-In The Eyes Of Fire“
The new UNEARTH album will be released this week Friday in
Germany/Austria/Switzerland and next week Monday in the rest of Europe.
Check it out and get psyched before you hit the record store
in a few days!
And don´t forget to check out the UNEARTH audio player we´ve
been doing – listen to two new songs, check out several nice features and…win
some cool goodies! Click here:
New videoclips and audiofiles at www.metalblade.de!
Please surf to our website and check out the latest video
clips from Metal Blade. All for free.
Here´s the latest clips you can find at www.metalblade.de
CATARACT-‘Denial Of Life’
AMON AMARTH-‘Fate Of Norns’ (taken from
3-DVD-set “Wrath Of The Norsemen’)
CELLADOR-‘Leaving All Behind’
PHOENIX MOURNING-‘Across Twenty-Six
Go as well to www.metalblade.de to check out the latest audio
files of our new bands THE ARCANE ORDER, GOATWHORE, A LOVE ENDS SUICIDE and
CRIMINAL to headline Caos Emergente Festival in Portugal!
CRIMINAL have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the
Caos Emergente 3 Festival, which will take place in Recarei Paredes near Porto,
Portugal on September 1st and 2nd. The band will headline the second day. More
info on http://www.myspace.com/caosemergente
THRESHOLD - In the studio
One of our latest signings, THRESHOLD from England, have got
good news for all fans of finest Prog Metal: the band is now back at Thin Ice
Studios in Surrey, England to start recording their new studio album.
The album is expected to be complete by the beginning of
November. In a recent post on the band's forum, keyboard player Richard West
commented: "The writing's been going really well. We've been modernising the way
we approach certain aspects of our writing, but we've still got the same core
We're really looking forward to getting everything produced
and finished, hopefully it'll be our best album yet, with one or two surprises
for you..." The album is scheduled for release on Nuclear Blast early in 2007,
with a tour planned for next spring followed by festival shows.
As I Lay Dying
European tour with Bullet For My Valentine
Metal Blade stars AS I LAY DYING are coming back to Europe
in fall to support BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE on their full headlining tour. The
other support act is BLEEDING THROUGH - what a package!
Don´t miss this!
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
+ AS I LAY DYING
31.10.2006 FRANCE PARIS ELYSEE MONMARTRE
02.11.2006 GERMANY KOLN EWERK/PALADIUM
03.11.2006 GERMANY BERLIN COLUMBIAHALLE
04.11.2006 GERMANY HAMBURG GROSSE FREIHEIT 36
06.11.2006 GERMANY LEIPZIG WERK 2/HAUS AUENSEE
07.11.2006 GERMANY MUNICH GEORGE-ELSER-HALLE/ZENITH
08.11.2006 GERMANY WIESBADEN SCHLACHTHOF
09.11.2006 GERMANY STUTTGART LONGHORN LKA
11.11.2006 HOLLAND AMSTERDAM MELKWEG
13.11.2006 UK LEEDS UNI
14.11.2006 UK LIVERPOOL UNI
16.11.2006 UK NORWICH UEA
17.11.2006 UK CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
19.11.2006 UK GLASGOW BARROWLANDS
20.11.2006 UK EDINBURGH CORN EXCHANGE
21.11.2006 UK NEWCASTLE ACADEMY
22.11.2006 UK MANCHESTER APOLLO
24.11.2006 UK CARDIFF UNI
25.11.2006 UK BRIGHTON DOME
27.11.2006 UK BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY
28.11.2006 UK LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
Emperor announces additional performances
After triumphantly headlining the annual Wacken Open Air Festival and
completing recent capacity performances in America, Emperor today announce two
additional performances for 2006.
Scheduled Saturday, October 7 Emperor will headline the
fifth annual Motstoy Festival in the band's hometown of Notodden. Formed in 2002 by local youth and
supportive arts organizations, this year's festival will also include
appearances by Red Harvest, Mortiis, She Said Destroy and Pagan's Mind, among
”The Motstoy festival is a non-profit organization
situated in Notodden that my company Mnemosyne Productions has endorsed since
its start in 2002," says vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn.
"As it is a no-alcohol arrangement with no age limit,
it is a great opportunity for Emperor to play a local show and at the same time
give younger fans a chance to see us live.” Ticket and sponsorship information can be
found at the festival's official site located at
Emperor additionally confirm their return to England
for an exclusive engagement at the famed London Astoria. Scheduled Saturday, October 28 the show
will feature supporting performances from Candlelight Recording artist To-Mera
and Nocturnal Art Productions recording artist She Said Destroy.
"It’s great to finally come back to England with
Emperor," says Samoth.
"England is where we first started out in the early
90’s; signing to Candlelight Records and heading out on our first real tour.
We’ve always had a strong following in England, both press and fans, and we’ve
built up a strong relationship throughout the years with the folks at
Candlelight Records and Plastic Head, so it was a very obvious choice for us to
return to the United Kingdom. All hail & see you soon!"
Emperor's final album, Prometheus: The Discipline of
Fire & Demise, was released October 2001.
In 2004, Candlelight Records reissued the band's four genre-defining
albums, Wrath of the Tyrants, In the Nightside Eclipse, Anthems to the Welkin at
Dusk and IX Equilibrium; each featuring bonus footage and material previously
unavailable on both European and US-licensed versions.
All recordings are available as part of Candlelight's
vinyl collectors series on sale at exclusive retailers worldwide or by direct
purchase from the label's official webstores (European customers visit
www.plastichead.com; North American customers visit the recently launched
www.candlelightrecordsusa.com). Additional merchandise from Emperor is also
The recently announced Emperor guitar tabulature book,
Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath will see worldwide release in time
for the London performance. The 132-page oversized book featuring foreword and
transcriptions by Ihsahn will include original tabs for thirteen Emperor
classics contained on the band's 2003 compilation of the same name.
re-issues are coming!
On the 6th/9th of October Metal Blade Europe will re-issue a
couple of the finest FATES WARNING
titles from their catalogue.
Watch out for “Disconnected/Inside Out” (double-cod) and “A Pleasant Shade Of Grey” (CD+DVD).
Both titles will be released on mid-price!
Both discs - “Disconnected” and
“Inside Out” - include bonus tracks. The bonus for “A Pleasant Shade Of Grey” is the DVD of the same title. This DVD has
never been released on DVD before (only VHS).
Here’s the complete
Disconnected part 1
Pieces Of Me
Something From Nothing
Disconnected part 2
Under The Milky Way (The
Outside Looking In
Island In The Stream
Down To The Wire
Face The Fear
Outside Looking In
Shelter Me (demo)
Island In The Stream
A Pleasant Shade
1.-12. parts I – XII (audio)
+ bonus-DVD “A Pleasant Shade Of Grey”
THE HAUNTED -
Reveal new album title & celebrate 10th anniversary!
Sweden’s THE HAUNTED - labelled as "the single greatest
exponents of balls-out metal in the world" (KERRANG! Magazine) - are about
to return with the follow-up to 2004’s critically acclaimed “rEVOLVEr” album,
which saw original vocalist Peter Dolving return to the band’s
and resulted in the ultimate contemporary masterpiece for the whole extreme
On October 30, 2006, THE HAUNTED will release “The Dead
Eye”, the band’s fifth official studio album, guitarist Anders Bjφrler comments
on the working process:
"I just got the
final master from Tue Madsen (our producer) with all the tracks in the final
order, and it simply sounds killer. Completing "The Dead Eye" basically took all
spring, starting with some rehearsing and pre-production early January.
We left the
Antfarm studio in early June a bit perplexed but with a sense of having created
something very strong and powerful. You always feel a bit weird after a
recording session. It's hard to distance yourself from your work, but this time
we all felt that we had accomplished something out of the ordinary.
Working with Tue
Madsen as engineer/producer has been great, and it surely reflects on the album.
Tue has the same kind of musical background as all of us, so it was pretty easy
to communicate ideas and to explain our vision."
So get ready for a stunning new album merging blistering
titanic modern thrash with some surprising new additions to THE HAUNTED’s
naturally intense soundscapes!
In addition to that, THE HAUNTED just celebrated their tenth
year of existence after being founded on July 27, 1996. Guitarist Anders on this
special moment in the band’s history:
“We wish to thank
all the people that have been working with us from the start, and of course a
big thanks to our fans supporting us through the years!”
THE HAUNTED will play some well chosen dates around the
release of “The Dead Eye“
to showcase their
brand new album – the UK show is:
01.11.06 London (UK)
Prior to that THE HAUNTED will be headlining here (as
announced last week):
15. October 06 Manchester (UK)
GOD DETHRONED LP
news + DISILLUSION reveal tracklist + album cover
GOD DETHRONED – new album ready
+ European tour booked!
Dutch Deathsters GOD DETHRONED are
gearing up for another Blitzkrieg European tour with Vader & Severe Torture.
Being the main support and having the new album out during the tour will give
the band a lot of well deserved exposure. Scroll down for the full touring
"The Toxic Touch" is the band's 6th album for Metal Blade Records and
was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with Producer Joerg Uken.
Mastering was handled at Wisseloord Studios in Holland.
The tracklisting is as follows:
02. Hating Life
04. Falling Down
05. On Wings of Pestilence
06. The Day You Died
07. Away From Emptiness
08. Macabre World
09. Typhoid Mary
10. Fail to Exist
The Japanese edition will have a bonus track called "Bleeding Mirrors".
“‘The Toxic Touch’ is the product of two
years of extensive and intense touring all over the world. The new line-up has
proved to be superior to all the previous ones. You could see it as a learning
process. While everybody knows us as a band with a fine mix between the brutal
and the melodic parts, people appreciate us mostly for our groove and melody,
especially live. The new album reflects that more than ever before.
The number of blast-beats on this album
has been decreased to a minimum. Why? Simply because in a live situation it’s
probably the most boring part. In the new situation the blast-beat adds
something special, the explosion, whereas in the past it was just a common part
of our style and therefore ‘nothing special’, comments GOD DETHRONED mainman
Henri Sattler, and adds:“‘The Toxic Touch’
has become an album with new and broader influences, techniques and song
writing, but sounds exactly the way God Dethroned should sound anno 2006. This
time with our best and heaviest production to date.”
“The Toxic Touch“ will be released on the 20th
of October in G/A/S, and on the 23rd of October in Europe!
Blitzkrieg 4 European Tour
28.09.06 GER Berlin @ K17
29.09.06 GER Jena @ F-Haus
30.09.06 GER Giebelstadt @ Stadhalle-I Park Klingholz
01.10.06 GER Hannover @ MuzikZentrum
02.10.06 BEL Mons @ La Marginale
03.10.06 FR Paris @ Novueau Casino
04.10.06 FR Nancy @ Azimut 854
05.10.06 CH Lausanne @ Le Docks
06.10.06 FR Rennes @ Antipode
07.10.06 FR Le Havre @ Le Siecle
08.10.06 FR Limoges @ John Lennon
09.10.06 SP Irun @ Tunk
10.10.06 SP Vigo @ La Iguana
11.10.06 POR Gaia (Porto) @ Hard Club
12.10.06 SP Sevilla @ Sala Q
13.10.06 SP Murcia @ Gamma
14.10.06 SP Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas
15.10.06 SP Barcelona @ Mephisto
17.10.06 FR Dijon @ Vapeur
18.10.06 ITA Bologna @ Estragon
19.10.06 ITA Rome @ Alpheus
20.10.06 ITA La Gabbia @ Bassano Del Grappa
21.10.06 ITA Prato @ Anomalia
22.10.06 A Althofen @ EndorphiN Club
23.10.06 A Salzburg @ Rockhaus
24.10.06 A Vienna @ Planet Music
25.10.06 GER Augsburg @ The Kantine
26.10.06 CH Zurich @ Abart Music
27.10.06 GER Trier @ Exhaus
28.10.06 HOL Sneek @ Bolwerk
29.10.06 BEL Vosselaar @ Biebob
31.10.06 UK Bradford @ Rio
01.11.06 SCO Glasgow @ Soundhaus
02.11.06 IRE Dublin @ Temple Bar Music Centre
03.11.06 UK London @ Camden Underworld
04.11.06 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
05.11.06 UK Manchester @ Satan's Hollow
06.11.06 GER Essen @ Turock
07.11.06 HOL Haarlem @ Patronaat
08.11.06 GER Bremen @ Schlachthof
09.11.06 HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar
have just finished
recording their new album. It is entitled "Gloria" and includes the following
t Go Any Further
1. The Black Sea
2. Dread It
7. The Hole We Are In
8. Save The Past
10. To Many Broken Cease Fires
Members of the press who attended a special listening session were equally
surprised and amazed. Because "Gloria" is a real event. And not for cowards! To
be released on the 20th of October (G/A/S) – 23rd of October (Europe).
The Haunted confirm UK festival
Extreme legends THE HAUNTED have been confirmed to headline
this year's Damnation Festival, set to take place October 15 at Jilly's
Rockworld and Music Box in Manchester.
They are due to appear alongside Akercoke, Ragga-punks
SKINDRED, MISTRESS & STAMPIN’ GROUND will join them to complete two stages of
uncompromising and diverse metal. THE HAUNTED performance will be a UK festival
THE HAUNTED’s highly anticipated new album ‘The Dead Eye’ will be release through
Century Media Records on 30th October.
For more info please see :
confirm exclusive London show
Two decades after inventing grindcore, NAPALM DEATH continue to demonstrate that their work is far from
done, both in the studio and live. There may have been changes but their mission
has remained the same – to outlast every trend, never compromise, to provide a
political voice for the voiceless and create some of the most brutal and
challenging music on earth.
The band’s brand new album ‘Smear Campaign’ their sophomore for
Century Media this time concentrates on the theme of why we should not just
accept religion and moral codes into our lives, which limit our desire to trust
in ourselves. To promote ‘Smear Campaign’ the band will be heading out on an
autumn European tour which includes an exclusive London show:
19th November 2006 - The Underworld – London
Susperia, Red Harvest, Grimfist and Slit join
forces for Skull Crushing UK Tour
SUSPERIA (ex Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon) have joined forces with fellow
Norwegians RED HARVEST and GRIMFIST for a heavyweight package that is set to hit
the UK for a short tour in October 2006. Joining the bands for the tour will be
SLIT from Malta who have in their ranks Omar Grech from Beheaded.
Dates confirmed for "The Eternal Anger Tour" are Nottingham - Rock City
on October 12th, London - The Underworld on October 13th, Bradford - Rio on
October 14th, Glasgow - Cathouse 15th and Dudley - JB's on October 16th. Check
with venues for age restrictions. Tickets for all shows are available through
the usual outlets.
To enjoy RED HARVEST's live performances up forehand be sure to get
yourself a copy of their upcoming DVD "Harvest Bloody Harvest", out on September
18th, 2006. The DVD, which comes in a limited deluxe metal box, shows their
concert at the Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo (NO), shot last year, and many bonus
RED HARVEST are currently working on their upcoming album that will be
released through Season of Mist, early 2007.
Season Of Mist upcoming
04-05 Aug 06 Hultsfred (SE) Folkets Park - Gates of Metal
10-12 Aug 06 Svojsice u Prelouce (CZ) Brutal Assault Festival www.brutalassault.cz
13 Aug 06 Warsaw (PL) Stodola - Black Metal Festival
04-05 Aug 06 Hultsfred (SE) Folkets Park - Gates of Metal
06-07 Oct 06 Notodden (NO) Motsty festival
12 Oct 06 Nottingham (GB) Rock City (+ Susperia + Grimfist + Slit)
13 Oct 06 London (GB) Camden Underworld (+ Susperia + Grimfist + Slit)
14 Oct 06 Bradford (GB) Rio (+ Susperia + Grimfist + Slit)
15 Oct 06 Glasgow (GB) Cathouse (+ Susperia + Grimfist + Slit)
16 Oct 06 Dudley (GB) JB's (+ Susperia + Grimfist + Slit)
18 Aug 06 Vigo (ES) XIII Revoltallo Festival
16 Sep 06 Nijmegen (NL) Staddijk
09 Dec 06 Arnhem (NL) Musis Sacrum - Arnhem Metal Meeting
17 Feb 07 Oostende (BE) Memento Mori Metal Fest
19 Aug 06 Gjerstad (NO) Mlla Festival www.mollamusic.com
02 Sep 06 Charleville Mezieres (08) (FR) Square Bayard - Festival Cabaret Vert
08 Sep 06 Sains-En-Gohelle (62) (FR) Halle des Sports
09 Sep 06 Raismes (FR) Raismesfest
22 Sep 06 Genve (CH) L'Usine de Genve - Transit Fest
23 Sep 06 Joeuf (54) (FR) Salle Curel (+ X-Vision)
24 Sep 06 Lyon (69) (FR) CCO (+ The Old Dead Tree)
06 Oct 06 Bourg En Bresse (01) (FR) La Tannerie
07 Oct 06 Magny les Hameaux (78) (FR) L'estaminet (+ Kaizen + Omerta)
20 Oct 06 Bruxelles (BE) Octopus Winter Festival
21 Oct 06 Beauvais (60) (FR) L'ouvre boite
25 Oct 06 Chaumont (52) (FR) Centre culturel
28 Oct 06 Nivelles (BE) Winter Octopus Festival
03 Nov 06 Cognac (16) (FR) Les Abattoirs
04 Nov 06 Bordeaux (33) (FR) Barbey
11 Nov 06 La Roche s/ Yon (85) (FR) Le Fuzz'Yon
18 Nov 06 Savigny le Temple (77) (FR) l'Empreinte
24 Nov 06 Auch (32) (FR) Le Cri'Art
25 Nov 06 Agen (47) (FR) Le Florida
08 Dec 06 Paris (75) (FR) Elyse Montmartre
16 Dec 06 Tarbes (65) (FR) La Gespe
THE OLD DEAD TREE
24 Sep 06 Lyon (69) (FR) CCO (+ Dagoba)
BELPHEGOR - Are looking for a new drummer
extreme Black / Death Metal outfit and our latest signing, BELPHEGOR, have just
parted ways with drummer Nefastus. Nefastus will be featured on the upcoming
album "Pestapokalypse VI" (to be released on October 27th on Nuclear Blast).
Vocalist Helmuth and guitarist Sigurd are currently looking for a talented
replacement. Everybody who is interested and fits the requirements may contact
the band`s management: (email@example.com
- You don’t need to be Austrian but be able to rehearse in Austria
- You are a professional musician – stage / tour experience preferred
- You are absolutely tight and you can play with click
- You are 100% into touring, festivals, shows, recording sessions
- You are generally interested in Death / Black Metal music
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER – Releaseparties
They give madness
a new name - THE APOCALYPTIC RIDERS!!! The band with the 1000 faces once more
serves us an explosive cocktail consisting of Folk Music, Heavy Metal, brutal
sounds and catchy melodies: their sixth studio album is entitled "Riders On The
Storm" and will be released on August 25th.
For this joyous reason we organised a big bunch of release parties where you
will have the chance to listen to the new album and grab some excellent goodies:
shirts, club singles, poster, everything you ever wished for!
So don`t miss out!!!
Releaseparties DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - RIDERS ON THE STORM:
19.8. Rockwerk / Hof
24.8. Ballroom / Hamburg
25.8. U2 / Ingolstadt
25.8. Vauban Insel / Saarlouis
25.8. Club Prag / Stuttgart
26.8. Matrix / Bochum
26.8. Werk9 / Berlin
26.8. Sumpfblume / Hameln
02.9. Labor / Hannover
06.9. Steinbruch / Darmstadt
Destruction cancel UK
Due to disputes between the UK promoters and representatives
of the band, Destruction have been forced to postpone all four dates here in
September which were as follows;
01.09.06 Fri: Bradford @ Rios
02.09.06 Sat: Newcastle @ Academy
2 03.09.06 Sun: Liverpool @ Academy 2
and 04.09.06 Mon: Birmingham @ Academy 2
The band would however like to make clear that, as far as
they are concerned, the dates will be re-scheduled as soon as possible in early
2007. Information will follow as soon as we have it.
Swiss legends Krokus, lead by frontman Marc Storace, are all
set to release their new album "Hellraiser" through AFM on September 18th.
Recorded in Germany with Dennis Ward of Pink Cream 69 (House Of Lords, etc.),
the album is once again testimony to the great durability of a band which has
sold literally hundreds of thousands worldwide and continues to enthral
audiences through out the scene.
Full Track Listing of "Hellraiser";
2. Too Wired To Sleep
4. Angel Of My Dreams
5. Fight On
6. So Long
7.Spirit Of The Night
8. Midnite Fantasy
9. No Risk No Gain
10. Turnin Inside Out
11. Take My Luv
13. Luv Will Survive
14. Rocks Off.
Bremen boys President Evil are currently in the throes of a
very strong and hard hitting tour with Ministry which some of you saw a few
weeks ago here in London. You can find a song from their warm up show for this
("Riot Generator") now on www.youtube.com.
Live Dates for AFM artists
4th Nov.2006 Ragnarok Festival, Perth,
Scotland. (w. Elvenking)
7th Nov.2006 Bradford, Rio's
8th Nov.2006 Dudley, JB's
9th Nov. 2006 Nottingham, Rock City
10th Nov. 2006 London, The Underworld
Jon Oliva's Pain
30th March 2007 Prog Power Festival,
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham.
10th Oct. 2006 The Voodoo Lounge, Dublin.
12th Nov. 2006 London, The Underworld.
(W. Flotsam & Jetsam)
DORO - Announces
"The Metal Queen Returns"
As part of the second half of the 'Warrior Soul' world tour
2006, German Metal Queen Doro Pesch and band have announced details of five
upcoming shows for the UK. These are as follows;
4th Nov. 2006 Ragnarok Festival, Perth, Scotland. (w.
Elvenking and Gamma Ray)
7th Nov. 2006 Bradford, Rio's
8th Nov. 2006 Dudley, JB's
9th Nov. 2006 Nottingham, Rock City
10th Nov. 2006 London, The Underworld
urged to snap up special edition of “Stench…”
Death-metal masters Deicide return on Monday August 21, with
the release of a special limited edition of ‘The Stench of Redemption’.
This vengeful offering is the next stage in Deicide’s stance
against Christianity and is available to early buyers as a limited-edition
collector’s box. In addition to the CD album, the box features four band member
art cards and a massive double-sided colour poster - sure to be collector’s
items in years to come.
View the box here
THREAT SIGNAL - "Counterbalance" video launched
The album, released on August 21 chronicles a new era for Deicide, with the
addition of Ralph Santolla and Jack Owen. Receiving blistering reviews
worldwide, ‘The Stench of Redemption’ looks set to take the metal world by
Terrorizer: “The musical dominance it takes to accomplish what they have on this
record is why Deicide are now once again in their feral prime”
Rock Sound: “…Deicide up their own ante after years of treading water.
Adventurous and superbly executed guitar shredding, even with some (shock)
melodic twists, really take this album to new levels of brutality”
Metal Hammer: “It’s mature, considered, deft – but still more brutal than a
scythe-wielding sadist at a masochist’s convention”.
The album can be ordered now from the Earache webstore:
Just days before
the release of their debut album Under Reprisal on Nuclear Blast Records,
Canadian metal hopefuls THREAT SIGNAL have launched a self-produced video for
the song "Counterbalance". The clip features footage of the band on the road, in
the studio with producer Christian Olde Wolbers of Fear Factory, snippets from
the "Rational Eyes" production video shoot, and plenty of live footage from
North American shows as well as the band's recent appearance at Germany's
Earthshaker Festival. The new video was shot and put together by the band and
their crew themselves and can be seen at this
Meanwhile THREAT SIGNAL are boiling with excitement about the Under Reprisal
North American release this Tuesday, August 22nd and the chance to play
Earthshaker. Vocalist Jon Howard speaks from his home in Hamilton,
Ontario..."Ever since I was a kid I've dreamed of releasing an album, and next
week that dream becomes a reality.
describe the excitement! Under Reprisal has been released in Europe for a few
months now, and has been doing great. However now it is being released on our
home turf, and we'll actually get to see our album in stores, our video played,
and even hear our music on the radio, it's a trip.
Earthshaker fest was just completely ridiculous. They treated us like fuc*in
rock stars. We played on a gigantic stage where we could actually move around,
and to thousands of people who most of them knew who we were! Germany rules!"
THREAT SIGNAL will hit the road in October 5th for a five-week North American
tour supporting Soilwork, Darkest Hour and Mnemic, sponsored by Decibel
Magazine. "I've always been a huge fan of Soilwork, and our band is actually
influenced by Soilwork," admits Howard.
"I must have seen
that band perform at least 5 times last year, and every show I was wishing we
could open for them, now we are. Watch out for THREAT SIGNAL boys!"
The entire list of dates can be found at www.threatsignal.com or
here. The band's Ecard
includes full bio, tour dates, downloads and the entire "Rational Eyes" video.
Agathodaimon - New bass player revealed
revealed their new bass player: Till Ottinger (ex-Misanthropic) joined the band.
"We had a few very promising people coming to the tryouts, and finally decided
to choose Till. He's motivated, has discipline and a lot of playing skills.
We're looking forward to playing the first gigs together", says guitarist
Sathonys. Here's a list of the upcoming concerts:
08.09.2006 REINSBERG - Burgarena Reinsberg,
Precursors of Eternity II Festival (A)
09.09.2006 Heidenreichstein - Avalon Anderswelt (A)
06.10.2006 LISBERG - Way Of Darkness
DARK EMBRACE and local supports:
10.11.2006 PORTO - Porto Rio (POR)
11.11.2006 CORROIOS - Cine Teatro (POR)
14.11.2006 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - Sala Nasa (SP)
15.11.2006 SANTANDER - Sala D'Manu (SP)
16.11.2006 TARRAGONA - Sala Zero (SP)
17.11.2006 MURCIA - Sala Gamma (SP)
18.11.2006 MADRID - Ritmo & Compas (SP)
Amon Aarth European tour
AMON AMARTH have
confirmed the headlining tour for 2006 in support of their upcoming album
Oden On Our Side“.
02.11.2006 (D) FRANKFURT / Batschkapp
03.11.2006 (D) OSNABRάCK-GEORGSMARIENHάTTE / Eventcenter B 51
04.11.2006 (D) LICHTENFELS / Stadthalle
05.11.2006 (I) MILAN / Alcatraz
06.11.2006 (CH) PRATTELN / Z 7
08.11.2006 (HR) ZAGREB / Boogaloo
09.11.2006 (SLO) LJUBLJANA / VPK
10.11.2006 (A) LINZ / Posthof
11.11.2006 (A) WIEN / Planet Music
12.11.2006 (H) BUDAPEST / Wigwam
14.11.2006 (PL) WROCLAW / WZ
15.11.2006 (D) BERLIN / Columbia Fritz
16.11.2006 (D) HALLE / Easy Schorre
17.11.2006 (D) ERFURT / Club Centrum
18.11.2006 (D) KAUFBEUREN / All Kart Halle
19.11.2006 (D) STUTTGART / LKA
20.11.2006 (F) PARIS / Elysee Montmartre
22.11.2006 (GB) BRADFORD / Rio
23.11.2006 (GB) LONDON / Underworld
24.11.2006 (B) ANTWERPEN / Hof Ter Lo
25.11.2006 (NL) WEERT / Bosuil
26.11.2006 (D) BOCHUM / Zeche
28.11.2006 (D) KΦLN / Live Music Hall
29.11.2006 (D) HAMBURG / Markthalle
30.11.2006 (S) GΦTEBORG / Sticky Fingers
01.12.2006 (N) OSLO / Garage
02.12.2006 (S) STOCKHOLM / Klubben
Ticket-Hotline METALTIX (only
04627/18 38 38 - http://www.metaltix.com
booking: Continental Records
Born From Pain recording
& tour news + Fates Warning re-issues news
FROM PAIN Recording new album and touring with Napalm Death
have finally started working at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen this week.
We'll be recording 11 songs for our new full-length CD with theworking title of ŒSUICIDE NATIONSΉ.
songs included are "Relentless", "Stop at Nothing", "Eyes of the World",
"Behind enemy Lines" just to name a few. We'll be done early September and it
will be released late November. We feel this is our best stuff ever, so get
excited! More news when we leave the studio.
months before the release of the new record will see us gearing up with
Metal/grind legends Napalm Death for a 5 week tour all over the European
Death + BORN FROM PAIN
NOTTINGHAM Marcus Garvie Centre
more tour news coming up, so keep your eyes open for more stuff to come!
6th/9th of October Metal Blade Europe will re-issue a couple of the finest
FATES WARNING titles from their catalogue.
out for Disconnected/Inside Out (double-CD) and A Pleasant Shade Of Grey
(CD+DVD). Both titles will be released on mid-price!
discs - Disconnected and Inside Out - include bonus tracks. The bonus
for A Pleasant Shade Of Grey is the DVD of the same title. This DVD has
never been released on DVD before (only VHS).
complete track listing:
Disconnected part 1
Something From Nothing
Disconnected part 2
Someone/Everything (One demo)
The Milky Way (The Church Cover)
Outside Looking In
In The Stream
To The Wire
Outside Looking In (demo)
Shelter Me (demo)
In The Stream (demo)
PLEASANT SHADE OF GREY
parts I XII (audio)
+ bonus-DVD ³A Pleasant Shade Of
BLIND GUARDIAN - Free media player +
win a Gibson
Check out the new
free BLIND GUARDIAN media player at this
location, providing you with info about the upcoming album "A Twist In The
Myth"! Don't forget: The new masterpiece gets in stores on September 1st! On
this occasion, we also have a very special something for you: Nuclear Blast and
Gibson are raffling a gorgeous "Les Paul" studio guitar, worth 1.700 Euro!
Additionally, the instrument has been signed by all BLIND GUARDIAN band members!
To participate, please follow this link!
THE DUSKFALL - New bass player
THE DUSKFALL have
announced Matte Järnil (ex-21ST IMPACT) as their new bass player. Matte
therefore replaces Marco Eronen who has left the band recently. The guys are up
to play some new live shows pretty soon – the first confirmed concert is at the
Winternoise festival in Osnabrück, Germany, on January 13th 2006, more dates to
be announced soon.
DEICIDE ‘Stench’ banned by biggest
Swedish online CD store
One of Sweden’s largest online music stores, Ginza.se have barred the sale of
Deicide’s latest album ‘The Stench of Redemption’, citing the blasphemous CD
sleeve art, controversial lyrical subject matter and the fact that Deicide
mainman Glen Benton has an upside-down cross branded into the centre his
forehead, as their reasoning. This has consequently led to Ginza.se taking the
unprecedented step of removing all traces of previous Deicide releases from
their online store as well.
This action follows quickly on from the news that UK TV channel Scuzz TV have
also refused to play the video for Deicide’s ‘Homage For Satan’ due to its- in
their view- offensive content.
Swedish fans can however purchase ‘The Stench Of Redemption’ online from
DEICIDE Inquest - Ask Steve and Glen
ANYTHING YOU WANT and you could win a "Stench of Redemption" Limited Edition Box
Controversy seems to surround DEICIDE at every turn of the road. Ever wonder
what the real deal is? TODAY IS THE DAY! DEICIDE's founding members,
singer/bassist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim, want to answer your
questions and give you insight into the DEICIDE machine of darkness. To enter,
formulate a pressing question for DEICIDE and email it along with your contact
information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Return Email) to:
On Friday, August 25, five questions will be picked and if your question is
picked you will win a Limited Edition Box Set of DEICIDE'S new release, "The
Stench of Redemption"! Answers will be posted next week, so be as creative as
possible! Don't miss this opportunity to put DEICIDE on inquisition and be sure
to get your copy of "The Stench of Redemption"at the US and UK Earache web store
out TODAY, 8/22!
US Publicist - Earache Records
Phone - 212-840-9090
Fax - 212-840-4033
43 W 38th St. - 2nd Floor
NY, NY 10018
Municipal Waste prevented from boarding
flight to UK
US crossover thrashers Municipal Waste were yesterday
prevented from flying from their hometown in Richmond, Virginia to play a series
of festival shows in the UK. The band appeared at the check-in desk for their US
AIRWAYS flight US3224, but were stopped from boarding, with the reason given
being due to ‘heightened security measures.’
Undeterred, and eager not to disappoint their UK fans at their upcoming Reading
and Leeds festival shows, Municipal Waste rescheduled their flight for today and
are expected to arrive in the UK on Thursday 24th August and head directly to
their first show in Exeter.
The band will greet their British audience with extra-intensity at what are sure
to be raw and energy-fuelled performances at this weekend’s Carling Festival,
and will air songs from their 2005 Earache release ‘Hazardous Mutation’. They
are also due to meet fans at an in-store signing session at 5pm at Exeter’s Solo
Records on August 24th. Fans can purchase ‘Hazardous Mutation’ at
earacheshop.com/store/municipalwaste.html. Municipal Waste will perform
24.08.2006 UK EXETER Cavern Club
25.08.2006 UK READING Carling Festival Lock Up Stage, 1.30pm
26.08.2006 UK LEEDS Carling Festival Lock Up Stage, 1.30pm
27.08.2006 UK MANCHESTER Music Box
28.08.2006 UK NEWCASTLE Cumberland Arms
29.08.2006 UK RUSHDEN The Attic
MNEMIC - Mixing to start very
Danish modern metallers MNEMIC
are up to enter the Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, to mix their new, yet
untitled album. Among the 13 tracks that have been recorded are the titles 'Psyko
Orgasm', 'Shape Of The Formless' and 'Into The Nothingness Black'.
The album features guest appearances by Jeff Walker (CARCASS)
and Shane Embury (NAPALM
DEATH) and will get in stores in January 2007.
BLIND GUARDIAN - Release
German BLIND GUARDIAN fans, watch out! On occasion of the release of the
band's new masterpiece "A Twist In The Myth", several release parties will
happen all over Germany. Don't miss the chance to listen to the album plus win a
lot of nice prizes on & at:
01.09. Rockclub U2 -
01.09. Ballroom -
02.09. Matrix -
02.09. Labor - Hannover
08.09. Vauban Insel -
08.09. Die Pumpe - Kiel
02.10. Rock Cafe -
More dates to be announced this week!
I - Life in black
ABBATH's "I" - 'Far Beyond The Quiet' A Tribute To Quorthon; New Band
Both onstage, at their debut performance at the Hole In The Sky festival, as
well as at the pre-show, media-only press conference, I/IMMORTAL frontman (as he
will continue recording and playing with both outfits, thus being "between two
Abbath made sure to stress that the track on the new album, 'Far Beyond
The Quiet' was written in honor of the deceased BATHORY mastermind, Quorthon.
Demonaz, the former Immortal guitarist and lyricist who had to bow out of that
band due to ongoing hand problems, composed all the lyrics for I's Between Two
Worlds, claiming to have attempted to write in the Swede's style.
As previously reported, Between Two Worlds forthcoming debut CD, is due out
this fall via Nuclear Blast.