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Pure Metal News: September 2005 Part 2

~THE CROWN - 3-DVD-pack to be released!~

Metal Blade Records will release a 3-DVD-pack (entitled "14 Years Of No Tomorrow") of the gone, but not forgotten Deaththrashers of THE CROWN by the end of October. 

This is the ultimate item for any fan of the Swedish pioneers, who unfortunately disbanded in 2004. 
3 DVDs full of rare and never before seen material! The 3-DVD-pack will be released as a deluxe digipack! 
The first DVD includes an 80-minute documentary from the beginnings of the band in 1990 until the very end in 2004! The other two DVDs feature loads of live shows and clips. 

Release date Germany: 28th of October, 2005
Release date Europe: 31st of October, 2005
Here´s the tracklist, attached is the cover. Please spread the news through your channels!

Disc 1

The Road To Nowhere"(Documentary)

Disc 2

Deathexplosions in the Sky"Wacken Open Air 2002
1. House of Hades
2. Crowned in Terror
3. Deathexplosion
4. Under the whip
5. Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
6. Satanist
7. World below
8. Face of Destruction / Deep hit of death
9. 1999 Revolution 666Summer Breeze Open Air 2003
10. Deathexplosion
11. Under the whip
12. Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
13. Satanist
14. World below
15. Zombiefied
16. 1999 Revolution 666
17. Total Satan
18. Death Metal HolocaustParty San Open Air 2002 
19. Crowned in Terror
20. Deathexplosion
21. Executioner Slayer of the light
22. World below
23. The Poison
24. Under the whip
25. Back from the grave
26. Black lightning
27. The serpent garden
28. 1999 Revolution 666
29. Death Metal Holocaust
30. Total SatanEssen, 2000 
31. Executioner (Slayer Of The Light)
32. The Poison
33. Angels Die
34. Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
35. Deathexplosion
36. Back From The Grave
37. Vengeance
38. Kill The Priest
39. Total Satan

Disc 3.

„Electric Nights" - Bootleg compilation
1. Seventh Gate (Angered Sweden 1992)
2. Beyond where darkness dwells (Trollhättan / Sweden 1992)
3. Last Rite (Trollhättan / Sweden 1992)
4. In Tears (Previously unreleased – Trollhättan / Sweden 1992)
5. Beautiful Evil Soul (Trollhättan / Sweden 1997)
6. Death of God (Rotterdam / Holland 1998)
7. Forget The light (Gent / Belgium 1998)
8. The Black Heart ((Beveren / Belgium 1998)
9. Candles (Beveren / Belgium 1998)
10. Black Lightning (Lorain / USA 2000)
11. Back from the Grave (Springfield / USA 2000)
12. In Bitterness and Sorrow (Springfield / USA 2000)
13. Kill (The Priest) (Brooklyn NY / USA 2000)
14. Give You hell (Bengtsfors / Sweden 2001)
15. Deathexplosion (Tampa / USA 2002)
16. Angels die (San Francisco / USA 2002)
17. Crowned in Terror (Stockholm / Sweden 2002)
18. Face of Destruction / Deep hit of death (Trollhättan / Sweden 2002)

~Metal Blade Live update 21/09/05~Update Callenish Circle live-shows:

23.09 : Metalfest @ De Azijnfabriek in Roermond (NL) 
29.10 : Ed & Rocco’s in Geleen (NL)
04.11 : Aalborg Metal Fest in Aalborg (DK) 
12.11 : Metal Day Festival @ J.C. Elektra in Sliedrecht (NL)
18.11 : Schlachtfest Festival @ Die Schweinehalle in Hanau (GER)
26.11 : Arnhem Metal Meeting @ Music Sacrum in Arnhem (NL)04.12 : Release party [Pitch.Black.Effects] @ J.C. Fenix in Sittard (NL) = new date !!!
03.03.06 : Metal Inferno Festival in Paderborn (GER) 


The promoter in Slovakia had to change the venue, because the original one is under construction. Old venue: Zvolen / Sportshall
New Venue: 01.10.2005 / DETVA / SPORTSHALL



~Final Bolt Thrower dates!~

We just got the final BOLT THROWER tour dates in. There have been slight, little changes. Please check your databases and update!

Jan 4th We: Holland : Enschede - AtakJan 5th Th: Germany : Hamburg - Markthalle
Jan 6th Fr: Germany : Leipzig - Hellraiser
Jan 7th Sa: Germany : Berlin - SO36
Jan 8th Su: Germany : Stavenhagen -TankhausJan 9th Mo: Poland : Warsow - ProximaJan 10th Tu: Poland : Krakow - Extreme
Jan 11th We: Czech Rep. : Prague - Rock Cafe
Jan 12th Th: Germany : München - Backstage
Jan 13th Fr: Austria : Wels - Alter Schlachthof
Jan 14th Sa: Austria : Vienna - Planet MusicJan 15th Su: Hungary : Budapest -Blue Hell
Jan 16th Mo: Croatia : Zagreb -Mochvara
Jan 17th Tu: Travel Day
Jan 18th We: Italy : Prato - Anomalia ClubJan 19th Th: Italy : Brescia - La SfingeJan 20th Fr: Switzerland: Wil - Remise

Jan 21st Sa: Germany : Andernach - JUZ Live Club
Jan 22nd Su: Holland : Groningen - Vera
Jan 23rd Mo: Germany : Osnabrück -N8
Jan 24th Tu: Holland : Rotterdam - BaroegJan 25th We: Holland : Nijmegen -Doornroosje
Jan 26th Th: Germany : Essen -Zeche Carl
Jan 27th Fr: Germany : Cottbus - Glad-House
Jan 28th Sa: Germany : Hanau - Halle 2
Jan 29th Su: Belgium : Hasselt - Muziekodroom
Jan 30th Mo: France : Paris - La Locomotive
Jan 31th Tu: Travel DayFeb 1st We: Switzerland: Pratteln - Z 7
Feb 2nd Th: Germany : Stuttgart - Röhre
Feb 3rd Fr: Germany : Bad Salzungen - Kallewerk
Feb 4th Sa: Germany : Trier - Exil
Feb 5th Su: Holland : Haarlem – Patronaat

~CANNIBAL CORPSE to record new album~

"On October 17th, we will be entering Mana studios in St. Petersburg Florida to begin recording our 10th studio album. Erik Rutan will be at the helm as producer. The recording and mixing should be complete by December, and the album's release date will hopefully be sometime in March of 2006. After the release, we look forward to getting out on the road and performing for all of our great fans worldwide. 
As for the new album, we are doing everything we can to make sure it's the heaviest, most brutal one we've ever made. We have 11 songs completed and if possible we'd like to write one or two more before entering the studio. Check the website for tour dates and studio reports in the coming weeks."

~Tour update 28/09/05

~AMON AMARTH return to Iceland for two shows in November!AMON AMARTH - Reykjavik (ICELAND)
Saturday 5. nov. - Venue: Grand Rokk ( - age limit: 20+
Sunday 6. nov - Venue: Hellirinn ( - all ages

BORN FROM PAINKat Debauchery

22-10 France Notredame Arcade 
23-10 France Locomotive Paris 
24-10 Suisse Bad Bonn Duggingen 
25-10 Austria Tenniscentre Hohenhems 
26-10 Austria Rockhaus Salzburg 
27-10 Austria Planet Music Vienna 
28-10 Germany Hellraiser Leipzig 
29-10 Germany Burning Fall Lichtenfels 
30-10 Holland Metalmerien Munchen 
31-10 Germany Centrum Erfürt 
01-11 Germany Zeche Carl Essen 
02-11 Germany Röhre Stuttgart 
03-11 Germany MuzikZentrum Hannover 
04-11 Denmark metal fest Aalborg 
05-11 Germany K17 Berlin 
06-11 Germany east Club Bischofswerda 
07-11 Denmark Loppen Kobenhavn 
08-11 Germany N 8 Osnabrück 
09-11 Holland Groene Engel Oss 
10-11 Holland Bolwerk sneek 
11-11 Belgium Biebob Vosselaar (without kat)

~MERCENARY - New video available~

Danish masterful blenders of progressive, "classic" metal and melodic death metal MERCENARY have a new video clip for the track "Firesoul" available for streaming in the download section of Taken from the band’s latest release - the stunning "11 Dreams" (2004), their debut for Century Media Records – the clip was directed by Maurice Swinkels of Lowlifemedia and shows the band’s highly energetic performance onstage. So, surf there – NOW!
You can convince yourself of MERCENARY´s great stage performance on their upcoming tour with NEVERMORE and Dew-Scented! 

Here are the dates:

On Tour with Nevermore & Dew- Scented

20. September 05 (UK) Dudley JB´s
21. September 05 (UK) Glasgow Cathouse
22. September 05 (UK) Dublin Whelans
23. September 05 (UK) Bradford Rio
24. September 05 (UK) Nottingham Rock City
25. September 05 (UK) London Scala
Official homepage:

~LACUNA COIL Enter The Studio; Choose New Album Title~

LACUNA COIL - the Italian hard rock sensation, whose standout singles for "Heaven's A Lie" and "Swamped," led Billboard to name them one of last year's biggest success stories - entered the studio on September 3rd to begin tracking KARMACODE, the highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed commercial breakthrough album, Comalies. The new effort is currently being co-produced once again with Waldemar Sorychta and LACUNA COIL and will be mixed by the acclaimed Ronald Prent (Rammstein, H.I.M., Iron Maiden) and mastered by Darcy Proper (Steely Dan, Porcupine Tree, R.E.M.) at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. An early 2006 release is expected.
Andrea Ferro (vocals) describes the meaning behind the album's unique title: "When it came to coming up with an album title I wanted to combine one 'old' word that is spiritually connected with another that offers a link to our more 'modern' times. If there were an actual translation of Karmacode it would be something like 'spiritual DNA and the message behind it'. The title attempts to balance our modern, overwhelming, self-centered, fast-paced lifestyles and the desire we all have to live a more spiritual, more compassionate and more fulfilling life."

With three full-length albums and two EPs to their credit, LACUNA COIL has ensured that each offering further enunciates the subtle, solemn beauty the sextet creates. Comalies maturely exhibits the trademarked gothic overtones and poignant melancholy of their haunting musical landscape.
In early 2004, Lacuna Coil's successes were validated with an invitation to participate in that year's Ozzfest, supporting such metal stalwarts as Judas Priest, Slayer and Ozzy himself. Additional summer touring with P.O.D. and Ozzfest off-date performances with Superjoint Ritual and Devildriver gave the band its busiest season yet. Led by the undeniably captivating Cristina Scabbia (vocals), the group garnered mainstream acclaim from such publications as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Stuff, among others.

The group spent this summer performing at some of Europe's premier festivals alongside such household names as Green Day, Incubus and System of A Down, while completing the songwriting process for the new album. Karmacode is shaping up to be the band's career defining release and it will force the entire hard rock world to take notice.

"Artist To Watch." - Rolling Stone
"LACUNA COIL are on the verge of a major breakthrough." – YahooUpcoming live dates:
Metal Female Voices Fest 3
22. October 05 (B) Wieze
An Evening with Lacuna Coil UK Tour 2005
26. October 05 (UK) London - The Scala (SOLD OUT!)
27. October 05 (UK) Manchester - Manchester Academy 3 (SOLD OUT!)
28. October 05 (UK) Glasgow - King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (SOLD OUT!)
29. October 05 (UK) Oxford - The Zodiac (SOLD OUT!)
31. October 05 (UK) Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall (SOLD OUT!)
Official Website -

~ARCH ENEMY Reschedule UK tour~

Arch Enemy have reluctantly taken the decision to RESCHEDULE their September UK shows until December due to the loss of the advertised and proposed support bands. Dark Tranquillity recently pulled out of the tour, and despite all the efforts of band, label and management, it has not been possible to find two adequate International acts to replace them at such short notice.

In today's market it is essential to give fans a great package that offers value for money, much as the Swedish Apocalypse show did last Christmas. It is the bands intention to use the intervening time to put together a great line-up that will give the fans more metal for their money.

All September tickets are 100% valid for the rescheduled December dates. In London, The Forum show has now moved to The Astoria where all tickets will still be valid.

The new dates are as follows:

December 2005
12th - Cardiff, Coal Exchange - 02920 494917
13th - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun - 01902 552121
14th - Glasgow, QMU - 0870 169 0100
15th - Manchester, Academy 2 - 0870 401 8000
16th - London, Astoria - 0870 400 0688

The band apologises for any inconvenience caused, but nevertheless feels that rescheduling these dates is the lesser of two evils.

~HYPOCRISY - Album release Friday, not Monday!~ 

Attention HYPOCRISY fans! The new album »Virus« was not released as announced last Monday (Sep 19 th ). The new release date is Friday, Sep. 23th! 

And better be fast…The first edition a bonus live DVD for free – but it's limited! 

This is due to a change in the general CD release policy in Europe . 

~PRIMAL FEAR - Pre-listening, doom movie, and a free guitar!~ 

How heavy can a single week get? 

On Oct 27, the movie adaption of the legendary computer game "Doom" hits the theatres. on On Oct 24, PRIMAL FEAR release »Seven Seals«. 

That's very heavy, right? 

So NUCLEAR BLAST started a big giveaway for all fans of "Doom" and/or PRIMAL FEAR. You can win computer games, mp3 players and more. Check it out at this location:

And what's even better: To celebrate the release of »Seven Seals«, NUCLEAR BLAST are giving aways one brand new, signed PRIMAL FEAR "FLying V"-guitar! To participate in this sweepstake, click here: 

Now you all need to hear what this terrific album actually sounds like, right? For a free audio stream of all tracks (!), click here:

Who loves you? 

~CANDLEMASS - New dates with Destruction~ 

METAL HAMMER and METAL HEART present: "Hellhoundz Of Doom And Thrash" 

DESTRUCTION / CANDLEMASS (Double Headliner Tour) 

Support: DEATHCHAIN ( Finland ) & AFTER ALL ( Belgium ) 
08.11.05 Tue CH Pratteln @ Z7 ---> CHANGED DATE! 
09.11.05 Wed D Ludwigburg @ Rockfabrik ---> NEW DATE! 
10.11.05 Thu D Bochum @ Zeche 
11.11.05 Fri D Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal 
12.11.05 Sat D Berlin @ Hof 23 
14.11.05 Mon FIN Helsinki @ Nosturi 
15.11.05 Tue FIN Oulu @ Teatria 
17.11.05 Thu N Oslo @ Sentrum Scene 
18.11.05 Fri N Trondheim @ Rosendal Scene 
19.11.05 Sat S Göteborg @ Kren 
20.11.05 Sun S Malmö @ KB 
21.11.05 Mon D Osnabrück @ N8 
23.11.05 Wed B Antwerp @ Hof Ter Lo 
Support: DEATHCHAIN ( Finland ) & PERZONAL WAR ( Germany ) 
24.11.05 Thu GB London @ Electric Ballroom 
25.11.05 Fri GB Bradford @ Rio 's 
26.11.05 Sat NL Arnheim @ Metal Meeting 
27.11.05 Sun D Ingolstadt/Unsernherrn @ Tonspur 
( without CANDLEMASS ) 
28.11.05 Mon I Milan @ Rainbow 
29.11.05 Tue I Treviso @ New Age 
30.11.05 Wed I Rome @ Alpheus 
02.12.05 Fri GR Athen @ Sporting Hall 
03.12.05 Sat GR Thessaloniki @ FIX Stage 
04.12.05 Sun TRK Istanbul @ Yeni Melek Gosteri Merkezi 
05.12.05 Mon RUM Bukarest @ Polivalent Hall 
06.12.05 Tue SRB Belgrade @ SKC (Studentski Kulturni Centar) 
07.12.05 Wed KRO Zagreb @ Mochvara 
~AMORPHIS - Two shows in Russia~ 

Finnish hard rockers AMORPHIS have lined up two dates in Russia in early November. The details are as follows: 

Nov. 03 – St. Petersburg , RUS @ Port Club 
Nov. 04 – Moscow, RUS @ CDK MAI 

AMORPHIS recently entered the Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to start the recording process for their follow-up to last year's »Far From The Sun«, tentatively due in early 2006. Producers the effort are Nino Laurenne ( THUNDERSTONE ) for instruments and Marco Hietala ( NIGHTWISH ) for vocals. Mikko Karmila, who has previously worked with STRATOVARIUS , NIGHTWISH, EDGUY , LULLACRY and many others, will take care of the mixing. 

"The new AMORPHIS material will be heavier than ever", the band explained in a statement. "There will be an epic theme through the album, influenced by Finnish tradition." 


~MNEMIC - Tägtgren produces new album~ 

Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have commenced work on material for their third album, which is untitled at the moment. "The band is full motion writing the new material and it's coming along as butter on bread!", the group write in a press release. 

"The new album will be produced by someone in Sweden who happens to be one of the most acclaimed frontmen/producers in the metal world today. And yes, he happens to live in the Abyss, and his name is Peter Tägtgren ( HYPOCRISY , PAIN). Mixing duties would come from another legend which we'll tell you all about very soon — now go spread them rumors!" 

MNEMIC - who recently enlisted Swedish vocalist Tony Jelencovich (formerly of TRANSPORT LEAGUE and B-THONG) to replace departed frontman Michael Bøgballe -will be teaming up with MESHUGGAH , GOD FORBID and THE HAUNTED for a North American tour beginning in early October. 

~LIQUIDO - Comments on TV spot~ 

German alternative rockers LIQUIDO posted the following: 

"Dear friends; 

Some of you might know already: Our wonderful music and unbelievably telegen faces can be found on most of Germany 's tv-channels as we shot two clips for Ferrero´s "Kinderüberraschung" (a chocolate snack with toys). Both the upcoming single 'Love Me Love Me' (with 'Doubledecker') and its b-side 'Prostitute' are being played. Watch if you can and enjoy! 



P.S.: Wolle seems to be back on the map. Thanks for caring! 


22.09.2005 A-Wien - Chelsea 
23.09.2005 A-Mank - Boarders X 
24.09.2005 A-Gänserndorf - Red Cross Benefiz 
28.09.2005 Potsdam - Waschhaus 
29.09.2005 Leipzig - Werk 2 
30.09.2005 Rohrberg - Sporthalle 
*NEW* 01.10.2005 Meiningen - Thüringentag 
*NEW DATE* 02.10.2005 Coswig - Börse 
14.10.2005 Chemnitz - Stadthalle / Exchange Festival 
19.10.2005 Regensburg - Uni Party 
20.10.2005 Hof - Kult 
21.10.2005 Clausthal - Uni Party 
22.10.2005 Krummenau - Kraftwerk 
28.10.2005 I-Trezzo sull'adda (Milano ) - Live Club 
29.10.2005 I-Ancona - Barfly 
30.10.2005 I-Rom - Zoobar 
31.10.2005 I-Reggio Emilia - Transilvania live 
17.12.2005 Bendorf - X-Mas Rock (+ Leningrad Cowboys & Fury in the Slaughterhouse) 

~CLAWFINGER - Festival appearances confirmed~ 

Swedish crossover veterans CLAWFINGER will play at the following festivals: 

Rock Your Mind Festival 
Sala Polivalente (6,000 cap), Bucharest , Romania 

Friday 25th November 2005 
Sweden Rock Festival - Kick off party 
Annexet, Stockholm 
Saturday 3rd December 2005 

~EDGUY - #10 in Sweden and new album title!~ 

German metallers EDGUY continue ripping up the charts all over the place. The lastest news is that their »Superheroes« EP reached #10 in Sweden ! 

As reported earlier, has entered the German Media Control Single-Charts at #25. This marks the third best single charts entry for NUCLEAR BLAST after NIGHTWISH and MANOWAR. The EP climbed to #52 on the official charts in Switzerland . 

In other news, EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet revealed to Greece 's Metal Temple magazine during a phone interview that the band's upcoming full-length album will be titled »Rocket Ride«. The follow-up to 2004's »Hellfire Club« is being recorded with producer Sascha Paeth (who also worked with the band on »Superheroes«) and is scheduled for release in early 2006. 

~EDGUY - German and Swiss charts~ 

EDGUY's new EP »Superheroes« has entered the German Media Control Single-Charts at #25. This marks the third best single charts entry for NUCLEAR BLAST after NIGHTWISH and MANOWAR. The EP climbed to #52 on the official charts in Switzerland. 

Vocalist Tobias Sammet has issued the following statement: 

"I can't tell you how happy I am. We are an out-of-vogue band for the run-of-the-mill kids today, we get bashed all the time for doing things our way - and no way but OUR way - and yet you help us crushing all the obstacles that stand in our way to prevent us from entertaining you and having great fun ourselves. Sometimes it's hard to be a different band. This band is a freak that goes against the flow and is prepared and determined to take a lot of stick. But it's worth it, and it feels even greater to know that there are thousands of like minds, freaks outside, who know exactly what it's like and who are with us! No major TV-support, no major radio-support and still a hit single! YOU ROCK!!! THANK YOU!!! 

Now let's go out and have a ball..." 


~MNEMIC - First pic with new singer~ 

MNEMIC's official web site has been updated with a brand-new photo of the band's current lineup, featuring former TRANSPORT LEAGUE/B-THONG singer Tony Jelencovich. Check it out Here . 

Jelencovich officially joined the group earlier in the month following the departure of frontman Michael Bøgballe. 

MNEMIC will be teaming up with MESHUGGAH , GOD FORBID and THE HAUNTED for a North American tour beginning in early October. 

MNEMIC are continuing to tour in support of their sophomore album, »The Audio Injected Soul« , which was released in September 2004.  

~SIRENIA - Henriette Bordvik leaves~ 

Vocalist Henriette Bordvik has announced her departure from SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland. 

Her official statement on the matter reads as follows: 
"It's a difficult call this one, but it has now come down to me leaving SIRENIA. Seeing how the band is working full-time on the new album - the new record deal and everything - there's a lot coming up, and as I'm not able to give SIRENIA all the attention they need and sure as hell are worthy of at this very moment, we have come to the decision that it is for the best of the future of the band that we part ways. No hard feelings whatsoever, just due to a bit of musical differences and such. I don't think SIRENIA is what really gives me the right spirit to keep going and give it all for the band. I wish them the best of luck in the future and on the next release(s), and would like to salute you all for your massive support!!" 

The rest of the band issued the following statement regarding Henriette's departure from the group: 
"We in the orchestra would like to thank Henriette for the memorable years together, the accomplishments and all the great moments. We wish you all the best for the future. Set your sails, lil' sister. Rock on!!!" 

SIRENIA earlier in the year signed a new record deal with NUCLEAR BLAST. The band have released two successful albums to date (2002's »At Sixes and Sevens« and 2004's »An Elixir for Existence«) and late last year toured Europe with TIAMAT, PAIN and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. 

~SOILWORK - Join Fear Factory on US tour~ 

Sweden 's SOILWORK will return to the US in November – as direct support for Industrial metal legends FEAR FACTORY! 

Note: SOILWORK will not join the trek until November 8 in New York City . The first nine shows of the tour will feature IT DIES TODAY as one of the openers before they are replaced by SOILWORK for the remainder of the tour. Also in negotiations to be on the bill are label mates DARKANE . 

The dates are as follows: 

Oct. 28 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater 
Oct. 29 - Sauget, MO - Pop's 
Oct. 30 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 
Oct. 31 - Minneapolis, MN - The Quest 
Nov. 01 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave 
Nov. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection 
Nov. 04 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues 
Nov. 05 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's 
Nov. 06 - Toronto, ON - Opera House 

Nov. 08 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza 
Nov. 09 - Worchester, MA - The Palladium 
Nov. 11 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom 
Nov. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 
Nov. 13 - Towson, MD - The Recher Theatre 
Nov. 14 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva Theatre 
Nov. 15 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerede 
Nov. 16 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues 
Nov. 18 - Houston, TX - Meridian 
Nov. 19 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater 
Nov. 20 - San Antonio, TX - Graham Central Station 
Nov. 21 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom 
Nov. 22 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater 
Nov. 23 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 
Nov. 25 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues 
Nov. 26 - Scottsdale, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale 
Nov. 27 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 
Nov. 28 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 
Nov. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues 
Dec. 01 - San Francisco, CA - The Pound 


~CATHEDRAL - Support Cradle Of Filth in UK~ 

British doomsters CATHEDRAL have been confirmed as the main support act for CRADLE OF FILTH on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: 

Dec. 01 – Southampton, UK - Guild Hall 
Dec. 02 - Norwich, UK - UEA 
Dec. 03 - London, UK - The Forum 
Dec. 05 - Cardiff, UK - University 
Dec. 06 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 
Dec. 08 - Glasgow, UK - Academy 
Dec. 09 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 
Dec. 10 - Leeds, UK - Blank Canvas 
Dec. 11 - Manchester, UK - Academy 
Dec. 12 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City 

CATHEDRAL are touring in support of their brandnew release »The Garden Of Unearthly Delights« - out in Europe on Sep 23, in Japan on Oct 26 and in January in the US . 

~CRYSTAL BALL - Enter Swiss charts at #56~ 

Melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL have entered the Swiss national album chart at position No. 56 with their latest effort, »TimeWalker« . 

The follow-up to 2003's "Hellvetia", "TimeWalker" was once again produced by Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.) and includes 12 tracks. A headlining tour of Europe is tentatively planned for the fall. 

~GOREFEST - Tour dates and video~ 

After finishing their reunion album »La Muerte« (which due on Oct 28), GOREFEST are preparing to bring the Death metal to the people. They have already booked a short run through the Netherlands . Here are the confirmed dates: 


Sa. 03 Dec. Doornroosje, Nijmegen 

Su. 04 Dec. Patronaat, Haarlem 

Th. 08 Dec. Hedon, Zwolle 

Fr. 09 Dec. Bibelot, Dordrecht 

We. 28 Dec. Tivoli, Utrecht (w/AFTER FOREVER) 

To be continued! 

In other news, GOREFEST have posted the following message on their official web site: 

"After long deliberation, we decided on the opening track of »La Muerte« to be the first video. 'For The Masses' is a fast and heavy death metal pounder that gives you a GOREFEST that shows it's very much alive. 

In the near future, you can expect music samples from the album. Tue Madsen did a hell of a job in mixing the songs to their full potential. »La Muerte« will prove to be not for the faint of heart, be sure of that! We're working with Maurice Swinkels and LowLife Media on this. Maurice is known for his work for EXODUS, ABORTED and PRIMAL FEAR, among others." 

As previously reported, GOREFEST have uploaded a trailer for their upcoming »La Muerte« CD and DVD at

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS reissued the entire GOREFEST back catalog in July, complete with unreleased tracks, demos and other rarities. Everything was remastered, and booklets contain liner notes by renowned Dutch journalist and writer Robert Haagsma, along with many pics from the band's own private stash. In addition, NUCLEAR BLAST has thrown in a cool box in which to store all the CDs from the collection. 

~KATAKLYSM - Tue Madsen to mix new album~ 

Guitarist/producer Jean-François Dagenais of the Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM has issued the following update: 

"As most of you know, the recording sessions for the new KATAKLYSM album »In The Arms Of Devastation« are done, so this time around I wanna try something different and get another producer involved with the album other then myself. I have produced/mixed the last five KATAKLYSM releases. 

I wanna give this release two different perspectives, two different feels to it, so we decided to enlist Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC ) to mix the new album and I think the combination between both of us will be lethal! I think this will be the best thing to do. 

I've been swamped with projects from all over Canada and been working on the KATAKLYSM album for two months. Having someone completely fresh to work the last parts of the album will be great, so I'll be shipping the record over to Tue at Antfarm studios in Denmark very soon. 

»In The Arms Of Devastation« will be released worldwide February 20, 2006 on NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS and is guaranteed to blow your mind!!" 

~BLEED THE SKY - Touring the US and Europe~ 

BLEED THE SKY will be heading out on the road with MY RUIN for the Jägermeister "Double Shot Of Rock Part: II." The tour will cover mainly east coast, southern and midwest markets. 

In December 2005, the band will head over to Europe for the Persistence tour with HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT , NAPALM DEATH, BORN FROM PAIN and A 

PERFECT MURDER. DRY KILL LOGIC and THE RED CHORD will be on select dates. Dates listed below.


Sep 23 2005 Whisky A Go Go West Hollwyood , CA 

Sep 26 2005 Surges El Paso, TX 

Sep 27 2005 Space 1110 Lubbock, TX 

Sep 28 2005 Bonds 007 San Antonio, TX 

Sep 29 2005 Hero's Harker Heights, TX 

Sep 30 2005 Brickhouse Houma, LA 

Oct 1 2005 Thee Imperial Jacksonville, FL 

Oct 3 2005 The Exit/In Nashville, TN 

Oct 5 2005 Corner Lounge Knoxville, TN 

Oct 6 2005 Breaker's Music Hall Jonesboro, GA 

Oct 7 2005 Gracies 121 Wilmington, NC 

Oct 8 2005 Jester's Pub Fayetteville, NC 

Oct 9 2005 Hickory Undergroud Hickory, NC 

Oct 10 2005 Ziggys Winston-Salem, NC 

Oct 12 2005 Jaxx Springfield, VA 

Oct 13 2005 Dragonfly ( 21+) Harrisburg, PA 

Oct 14 2005 The Silo Reading, PA 

Oct 15 2005 Brooklyn Music Terminal Brooklyn, NY 

Oct 16 2005 Staircase Pittston, PA 

Oct 17 2005 Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ 

Oct 18 2005 Cabot Street Pub Chicopee, MA 

Oct 19 2005 State Street Tavern (21+) Erie, PA 

Oct 20 2005 The Voodoo Akron, OH 

Oct 21 2005 Steel Music Hall Rochester, NY 

Oct 22 2005 Rock N' Rick's Flood Zone Limestone, NY 

Oct 23 2005 Hi-Fi Concert Club Lakewood, OH 

Oct 25 2005 Never On Sundays (18+) Cincinnati, OH 

Oct 26 2005 I-Rock Nightclub Detroit, MI 

Oct 27 2005 Hoshis West Frankfort, IL 

Oct 28 2005 9th St. Pub LaSalle, IL 

Oct 29 2005 Rivoli Theatre Monmouth, IL 

Oct 30 2005 Clearwater Theatre Dundee, IL 

Oct 31 2005 Lewis Bowl (The Annex) Sioux City, IA 

Nov 1 2005 Slammer's Omaha, NE 

Nov 2 2005 PJs Manhattan, KS 

Nov 4 2005 Purgatory Oklahoma City, OK 


Dec 1 2005 Schlachthof Wiesbaden 

Dec 2 2005 The Forum London 

Dec 3 2005 Fun Box Amalie Essen 

Dec 4 2005 Ancienne Belgique Brussels 

Dec 5 2005 Große Freiheit Hamburg 

Dec 6 2005 Löwensaal Löwensaal 

Dec 7 2005 Wien Arena Wien 

Dec 8 2005 LKA Stuttgart 

Dec 9 2005 Paradiso Amsterdam 

Dec 10 2005 Alter Schlachthof Dresden 

Dec 12 2005 Huxleys Berlin 


~IN FLAMES - UK tour with Motörhead~ 

Psyched" For UK Tour With MOTÖRHEAD 

IN FLAMES have posted the following update at their official website: 

"Hello all! 

We want to thank each and everyone that came out to see us this summer at the Ozzfest. 

We had such a great time during this tour meeting up with a lot of our good friends as well as making new ones! 

Thanx to all the bands and crew for being so cool to us. 

Ahead we have the UK-tour with MOTÖRHEAD that we are really looking forward to. This will be the longest UK tour we have ever done and we are really psyched for it, so hope to see you all there." 

In Flames 

As previously reported, the tourdates are as follows: 


30 in Bristol at Colston Hall 
31 in Ipswich at Regent Hall 

1 in Nottingham at Rock City 
3 in Cardiff at University 
4 in Sheffield at City Hall 
5 in Manchester at Apollo 
7 in Glasgow at Academy 
8 in Liverpool at University 
10 in Birmingham at Academy 
11 in Newcastle at City Hall 
12 in Bradford at St. Georges Hall 
14 in Leicester at De Montfort Hall 
15 in Oxford at New Theatre 
16 in Norwich at UEA 
18 in Folkestone at Leas Cliff Hall 
19 in London at Brixton Academy 
20 in Cambridge at Corn Exchange 
22 in Plymouth at Pavilions 
23 in Southampton at Guildhall 

~MNEMIC - New frontman speaks!~ 

Newly recruited MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich — formerly of TRANSPORT LEAGUE and B-THONG — has issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement that he was joining the Danish group as the replacement for frontman Michael Bøgballe: 

"Hi, all you metalheads. I'm very flattered to have been asked to join the band! And now I'm fuc*ing in! It will be a ride, my friends! 

"The MNEMIC guys have been friends of mine for a few years now, and I've always liked the guys and their music. I know that there will be a lot of wonderings around people: 'Will this guy really make it!?' And for sure I will. But I will do this my way and I will NOT BE A COPY OF MICHAEL! It will be different! 

For the people who don't know, I've been singing for several (!) years and have a sh*tload of stage experience since my days with B-THONG and TRANSPORT LEAGUE and my current project: M.A.N! 

"I'm very excited about it all! See you on the road, guys! 

"P.S.: I also would like to wish Michael the best for the future. Take care of that upcoming kid good, OK :) !! Love you, brother!" 

Check out photos of the new MNEMIC lineup at . 

MNEMIC will be teaming up with MESHUGGAH, GOD FORBID and THE HAUNTED for a North American tour beginning in early October. 

~MESHUGGAH - Remix Rammstein track~ 

MESHUGGAH and APOCALYPTICA have contributed remixes of the RAMMSTEIN track 'Benzin' to the German industrial metallers' new single containing several versions of the title cut. The complete track listing for the 'Benzin' single is as follows: 

01. Benzin 
02. Benzin (Combustion Remix by MESHUGGAH) 
03. Benzin (Smallstars Remix by Ad Rock) 
04. Benzin (Kerosinii Remix by APOCALYPTICA) 

RAMMSTEIN's new album, »Rosenrot«, is scheduled for release in Europe on October 31. The single will precede the album on October 10. 

 ~SOILWORK - New message from Strid~ 

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: 

"First of all, I want to say I'm sorry that the tour in Europe is pretty short this time around. There's not much we can do about this since there are many tours running through Europe at the same time. Trust me: WE WILL NEVER FORGET ABOUT EUROPE!! This where we started touring and started to get a name so we have a very special relation with Europe. I'm aware that there's a couple of countries missing in this schedule that we usually tour in. I apologize for this, but trust me you'll get your share. I swear on my mother's kitchentable that we'll make it up for you! This will happen in a near future. To tell you a bit more than I should, it really looks like we're coming back in March for a longer tour. We'll make sure that we'll do every fuc*ing festival worth mentioning next summer as well, more Europe to come!" 

In other news, SOILWORK are looking for band-related tattoos: "Got some Soilwork ink done? Recently or maybe years ago when Chainheart Machine was blasting out of your discman? The band would love to see them, so send in a picture of your piece and we'll put in up in the special Soilwork Ink Gallery. Submissions can be sent to" 

Upcoming Soilwork live dates with CONSTRUCDEAD and HATESPHERE in tow are as follows: 

5 in Tampere, Finland at Pukkahone 
6 in Jyväskylä, Finland at Lutakko 
7 in Oulu, Finland at Theatria 
8 in Helsinki, Finland at Nosturi 
11 in Stockholm, Sweden at Klubben 
12 in Malmö, Sweden at KB 
13 in Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle 
14 in Essen, Germany at Zeche Carl 
15 in Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg 
16 in Vosselaar, Belgium at Biebob 
18 in Manchester, UK at Academy III 
19 in London, UK at Scala 
20 in Paris, France at La Locomotive 
22 in Vienna, Austria at Planet Music 
23 in Salzburg, Germany at Rockhaus 

~GOREFEST - "La Muerte" samples online~ 

Reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST have posted several audio samples from their upcoming "La Muerte" album at . The CD is scheduled for release in Europe on October 31. 

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS reissued the entire GOREFEST back catalog in July, complete with unreleased tracks, demos and other rarities. Everything was remastered, and booklets contain liner notes by renowned Dutch journalist and writer Robert Haagsma, along with many pics from the band's own private stash. In addition, NUCLEAR BLAST has thrown in a cool box in which to store all the CDs from the collection. 

~PRIMAL FEAR - New video online~ 

PRIMAL FEAR's video for the song 'Seven Seals' has been posted online at this location in Real Media format. The clip was shot in July in Munich, Germany with director Volker Hannwacker of AVA Studios. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location . 

"Seven Seals" is the title track from the German power metallers' new album, due in Japan/Asia on Oct 5 (via JVC), in North America on Oct 15, in Europe Oct 21. 

~ANTHRAX - Scott on singer situation~ 

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has commented on an article in the latest issue of Revolver magazine in which vocalist John Bush appears to distance himself from the possibility of ever returning to the band following the group's decision to reunite with their previous singer, Joey Belladonna. 

But the situation seems not be that dramatic. 

In the article, which appears in the November 2005 issue of the magazine, Bush confirms that the original idea for the band's current reunion trek was to bring both Belladonna and Bush on tour, as ANTHRAX had planned in 2000, but Bush claims that he wasn't interested. "At one time, I had been willing to tour with Joey, but now everything is different," Bush says. "It just wasn't in my heart. I figured I had been in this band 12 and a half years, and we felt positive about what we had done, and we all thought our last album, 'We've Come for You All', was the best record we'd made together. So I just wanted to move forward and do another album." 

Regarding the possibility of the band recording another album with him at the microphone once the reunion tour is over, Bush tells Revolver, "The idea of this reunion tour was to generate a bunch of enthusiasm for the band. But if they get people excited, they're going to want a new record, so they're going to follow up with a new album with Joey. So for me, I look at it as it's over. The last thing I want to do is say, 'Hey, I'll be here if you want me.'" 

In a posting at the band's official web site, Ian had the following to say regarding Bush's comments: 

"Nothing has changed because of an interview that we all participated in four months ago. What it doesn't say is that without this reunion tour, the band is over. No new record, nothing. It would've been impossible for us to continue as ANTHRAX. This tour is a bridge to the future of this band. Don't bother speculating on it. It's all going to come down to the music. We'll start writing and see where it takes us just like we've always done." 

In a later posting, Ian elaborates further on his statement, saying, "The comment about not being able to continue relates to us not flushing another two years of our lives down the toilet. That's all I can say." 

~DIMMU BORGIR - Side projects, new album… and no Korn tour!~

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have posted the following message on their official web site: 

"DIMMU BORGIR are planning to record a video from the »Stormblåst 2005« release together with Patrick Ullaeus and Revolver Films. 

"Shagrath is busy working on his band CHROME DIVISION together with Lex Icon of COVENANT, Luna of ASHES TO ASHES, Eddie Guz of THE CARBURETORS, and Ricky Black. They are currently working and recording material for their debut album. Their new website will be up and running shortly with more info on the band. 

"Silenoz is working on his project INSIDIOUS DISEASE and demo will be ready shortly. They have 12-13 songs ready and they will put up a strong demo just in case a record company should give them an offer. 

"There will be no live performances for the rest of the year after DIMMU BORGIR turned down the offer on going on tour with KORN in Scandinavia. DIMMU BORGIR hope start working on the new album in October 2005." 

As previously reported, the updated, re-recorded version of DIMMU BORGIR's 1996 album, »Stormblåst« is scheduled for release on November 7. The album was completely re-recorded with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) and MAYHEM's Hellhammer on drums. Check out the album's new artwork at this location . 

The new version of "Stormblåst" adds two brand-new audio tracks, 'Sorgens Kammer – Del II' and 'Abmaktslave', plus a live DVD of an entire set filmed from last year's Ozzfest. 

DIMMU BORGIR are scheduled to begin writing material for their next studio album this fall for a tentative late 2006 release. The CD, which will feature a guest appearance by MAYHEM's Hellhammer on drums, will be "a full story/concept album," according to a posting on the group's web site. 

~SUBWAY TO SALLY - Confirmed for Wacken 2006~ 

German medieval metallers SUBWAY TO SALLY are among the bands that are already confirmed for next year's Wacken Open Air

Wacken Open Air 2006 is scheduled for August 3rd-5th in Wacken, Germany. Confirmed acts include CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOILWORK , IN EXTREMO and DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER . 

SUBWAY TO SALLY just released their latest album »Nord Nord Ost«, which entered the German album charts at #5!

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