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Pure Metal News: September 2006 Part 2

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September 2006 News Part 1

Severe Torture to head out on massive European tour

Dutch brutal death metal merchants Severe Torture head out on their biggest ever tour, supporting Vader starting 28th September in Berlin and running through Europe until November 10th in support of the Earache released CD "Fall of the despised"

Singer Patrick said:

"We are very excited about our first official tour since 2002 with one of the best death metal bands around, Vader. This also marks our first tour as a five-piece unit, so people who haven’t seen us since our tour with Cannibal Corpse will be blown away by our wall of brutal death metal. Our set list will contain songs from our latest and best effort so far, "Fall of the Despised", and of course a collection of songs from our death metal classic "Feasting on Blood" and the ultra brutal "Misanthropic Carnage".

Make sure to come out and support Severe Torture and be prepared to get blown away by a heavy dose of aggressive brutal death metal!"

Full listing is a follows:


Vader, Illdisposed, Severe Torture, + opening acts

28 DE Berlin @ K17
29 DE Jena @ F-Haus
30 DE Giebelstadt @ Stadhalle-I Park Klingholz

01 DE Hannover @ MuzikZentrum
02 BE Mons @ La Marginale
03 FR Paris @ Nouveau Casino
04 FR Nancy/Metz @ Azimut 854
05 CH Lausanne @ Le Docks
06 FR Rennes @ Antipode
07 FR Le Havre @ Le Siecle
08 FR Limoges @ John Lennon
09 SP Irun @ Tunk
10 SP Vigo @ La Iguana
11 PT Gaia (Porto) @ Hard Club
12 SP Sevilla @ Sala Q
13 SP @ Gamma
14 SP Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas
15 SP Barcelona @ Mephisto
16 FR Toulouse @ Havana
17 FR Dijon @ Vapeur
18 IT Bologna @ Estragon
19 IT Rome @ Alpheus
20 IT LA GABBIA Bassano Del Grappa
21 IT Prato @ Anomalia
22 AT Althofen @ EndorphiN Club
23 AT Salzburg @ Rockhaus
24 AT Vienna @ Planet Music
25 DE Augsburg @ The Kantine
26 CH Zurich @ Abart Music
27 GER Trier @ Exhaus
28 NL Sneek @ Bolwerk
29 BE Vosselaar @ Biebob
30 FR Lille @ tba
31 Bradford @ Rio

01 Glasgow @ Soundhaus
02 Dublin @ Temple Bar Music Centre
03 London @ Camden Underworld
04 Brighton @ Concorde 2
05 Manchester @ Satans Hollow
06 DE Essen @ Turock
07 NL Haarlem @ Patronaat
08 DE Bremen @ Schlachthof
09 NL Eindhoven @ Effenaar
10 NL Groningen @ Vera  

THE OCEAN Newsletter 09/2006

Hey buddies,

Just a quickie to fill y'all in on the latest happening here…Berlin Popkomm show

we have spontaneously added a Berlin date for the Popkomm Music fare:

Wednesday September 20th @ Bastard

starts 20.00 sharp!!!

+ Tephra
+ Arktis

October tour

For this tour, we're happy to welcome guitarist Matt Beels aboard the ever-touring ocean-frigate!

04.10. Malmö (S) KB w/Totalt Jävla Mörker
05.10. Stockholm (S) Lava w/Totalt Jävla Mörker
06.10. Göteborg (S) Sticky Fingers w/Totalt Jävla Mörker
12.10. Potsdam Waschhaus w/Traktor
13.10. Marianske Lazne (CZ) Rampa w/Traktor
14.10. Niesky Juz Holz w/Traktor
15.10. München Orangehouse w/Traktor
17.10. Lausanne (CH) Le Romandie w/Traktor
18.10. Paris (F) L'Espace w/Manimal
19.10. Reims (F) La Cartonnerie w/Manimal
20.10. St.Germain en Laye (F) Le Clè w/Manimal
21.10. Lille (F) Festival Les Ecclictiques w/Manimal
22.10. Leuven (B) Soho
23.10. Gent (B) Frontline
26.10. Toulouse (F) SDF Ramonville w/Manimal
27.10. Avignon (F) Les Passagers w/Manimal
28.10. Dijon (F) Les Tanneries w/Manimal
31.10. London (UK) Underworld
01.11. Manchester (UK) tbc
02.11. Newcastle (UK) Trillians
05.11. Southampton (UK) Unit 22

more dates tba

Fluxion/ Aeolian 3xLP repress

The Fluxion / Aeolian 3xLP is currently being repressed and will be available next week! Once again, it's 350 g 8mm spine gatefold cover.

Vinyl colors for the repress are black, grey and white. All the 7"s are sold out.


Official THE OCEAN merchandise will finally be available easily and comfortably through the nice folks at TRASHMARK, in a matter of days..

You should be able to get our merch through all common mail orders then. We will always have exclusive designs with us on tour that will not be available anywhere else though.

Change in AMON AMARTH tour schedule

The last three shows of the European tour in Scandinavia got cancelled since AMON AMARTH got the chance to support Children Of Bodom in the U.S. – an opportunity they simply couldn´t miss. The AMON AMARTH fans all over Scandinavia shouldn´t be too sad though – the band will play a much more extensive leg in Scandinavia in early 2007!

Amon Amarth + Wintersun + Tyr

02.11.2006 (D) FRANKFURT / Batschkapp
03.11.2006 (D) OSNABRÜCK-GEORGSMARIENHÜTTE / 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 Club
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 / Scala (new venue!)
24.11.2006 (B) ANTWERP / Hof Ter Lo
25.11.2006 (NL) WEERT / Bosuil
26.11.2006 (D) BOCHUM / Zeche
28.11.2006 (D) KÖLN / Live Music Hall
29.11.2006 (D) HAMBURG / Markthalle
Ticket-Hotline METALTIX (only Germany)
04627/18 38 38 -

booking: Continental Records

Change in AS I LAY DYING tour schedule

The shows in Cologne and Stuttgart have been moved to bigger venues since the presales are going extremely well!


13.11.2006 UK LEEDS UNI
16.11.2006 UK NORWICH UEA
24.11.2006 UK CARDIFF UNI


07.10.2006 @ Volksschule, Moers
27.10.2006 @ Halloween Fest, Druckluft, Oberhausen

w/Fear My Thoughts and more

28.10.2006 @ Underground, Köln

w/ Dry Kill Logic

11.11.2006 @ ESSEN BEBT, Weststadthallen, Essen

w/ Hatebreed, Unearth and more

24.11.2006 @ Stadtmitte, Karlsruhe
01.12.2006 @ Halle, Frankfurt
29.12.2006 @ Hardcorefestival, Potsdam (tbc)

Vader - UK / Ireland gigs

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

THRESHOLD - Recording update!

Threshold have started recording the follow-up to their 2004 album Subsurface at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, England. Much of the drums, guitars and keyboards have now been recorded, with Mac's vocals due to be recorded at the beginning of October.

No title has been announced for the album, but the song titles are as follows: Slipstream, This is your life, Elusive, Disappear, Fighting for breath, Hollow, Safe to fly, One degree down, Pilot in the sky of dreams.

Recording is expected to be complete in November, with a release planned for early in 2007.

DIMMU BORGIR - Guitarist Silenoz checks in!

Axeman Silenoz of DIMMU BORGIR fame tuned in on to supply the fans with news on the upcoming album and the recording sessions.

"After spending the last months in pre-production for our new, as-yet-untitled album, we're quite excited to say the least and look very much forward to finally start the recording sessions once again with Fredrik Nordström at Fredman Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden in October. It will be a story-based album with lyrics written accordingly and music wise it'll be…let's see….hmmm… very DIMMU BORGIR! We can't wait to have this monster finished and share it with our fans as they have been extremely patient with us, but we promise — it'll be well worth all the wait! We'll be back with more news as things progress in the studio!"

MENDEED - On tour with Napalm Death

Scottish newcomers MENDEED have just been confirmed as support for the NAPALM DEATH / BORN FROM PAIN European tour, kicking off in Newcastle, England, on October 18th. You can find the complete dates here.

The recordings for MENDEED's new album, named "The Dead Lived By Love", have been completed recently. The follow-up of "This War Will Last Forever" shall get in stores at the end of February 2007.

I - Abbath in Donzdorf for signing session!

Great news for all Abbath fans! The mastermind of I and IMMORTAL will haunt the Nuclear Blast Shop in Donzdorf (Oeschstr. 40, 73072 Donzdorf, Germany) for an exclusive signing session! The event takes place on October 4th from 17:30 to 18:30 CET. And of course the session will be backed with the right music: the I debut "Between Two Worlds" which gets in stores on November 3rd. Be there!

The Berzerker to return to the UK

The Berzerker will be playing in the UK, Wales, Scotland and for the first time ever in Ireland this December 3rd - 16th
Keep checking back for the full tour dates

And remember! You could design the next Berzerker album cover! See the Berzerker album art entries so far here:

"The Berzerker gives you the chance to design the artwork for their upcoming

Due to The Berzerker artist Ivan Kenny-Sumiga currently re-locating he will be unable to complete the album artwork by the deadline. This opens up a very unique opportunity for 1 individual. Instead of Luke going to the nearest design company he is giving the fans the chance to show what that can do and perhaps make a name for them selves WORLDWIDE.

The art can be any style 2d or 3d. It just has to capture the brutality and class of the music...

The winning artist will have to chance to deal direct with the Luke and to design the album cover, inlay and art layout. The album has a world wide release and distribution with all the major magazines writing and reviewing the upcoming album.

The Album is currently UNTITLED but very similar soul crushing music. The artwork concept is still to stick with a new incarnation of the IRON DRAGON.

But all designs will be looked at.

The Deadline for final art work is October the 29th 2006. Cover size is 12x12cm 350 dpi.

This is a one - off opportunity for someone to hopefully
go on to have a career as an graphic artist

Please submit all ideas to

(try to keep file sizes for submission under 1 meg.)

High Res Photos of Luke Kenny and the WORLD OF LIES album cover can be found here"

More Municipal Waste on You Tube

Youtube face the waste!

Not only can you see the new Municipal Waste DVD trailer (that is gonna fu*k you up!) but you can also find

New Municipal Waste footage on Youtube from Reading and Leeds festival!

Municipal Waste re-issue "Hazardous Mutation" with a special DVD on October 30th UK and Europe including n*ked stage divers, the wizard, drummer Dave Witte playing with a sharks head on, stupid interviews and crazy thrashcore.
To see them is to love them
Check out:

Face the Waste live in the USofA:

Oct 4 2006 Jaxx, West Springfield
Oct 13 2006 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 14 2006 Palladium, Worcester, MA
Oct 15 2006 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Oct 16 2006 Norva, Norfolk, VA
Oct 17 2006 Ziggy's Winston Salem, NC
Oct 19 2006 Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale, PA
Oct 20 2006 Saratoga Winners, Cohoes, NY
Oct 21 2006 Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT
Oct 22 2006 Club Soda, Montreal, QC
Oct 23 2006 Opera House, Toronto, ON
Oct 25 2006 Peabody's Down Under, Cleveland, OH
Oct 26 2006 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
Oct 27 2006 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
Oct 28 2006 Harpo's, Detroit, MI
Oct 29 2006 The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
Oct 30 2006 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 31 2006 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Nov 1 2006 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
Nov 2 2006 The Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO
Nov 3 2006 Ogden Theater, Denver, CO
Nov 4 2006 Avalon Theater, Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 5 2006 Big Easy Concert House, Boise, ID
Nov 7 2006 Big Easy, Spokane, WA
Nov 8 2006 The Fenix (formerly the Premier) Seattle, WA
Nov 9 2006 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
Nov 10 2006 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Nov 11 2006 Midtown Bend, OR
Nov 12 2006 Senator Theater Chico, CA
Nov 13 2006 New Oasis Sparks, NV
Nov 14 2006 The Warfield San Francisco, CA
Nov 15 2006 House of Blues San Deigo, CA
Nov 20 2006 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
Nov 22 2006 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ
Nov 24 2006 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Nov 25 2006 Gypsy Tea Room Dallas, TX
Nov 26 2006 Meridian Houston, TX
Nov 27 2006 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Nov 28 2006 Floyd's Music Store Tallahassee, FL
Nov 29 2006 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Nov 30 2006 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL
Dec 1 2006 House of Blues Buena Vista, FL

With Passion latest news

Metal’s new breed of devastators, WITH PASSION, are headed to Mana Studios in Florida to record their second Earache release with metal legend Erik Rutan and Brian Elliott. Bringing loads of material to the plate, WITH PASSION are poised to produce material that expresses a brutal diversity not fully seen in their sound before and are prepared to expand all prior musical boundaries.

Their second effort is mapped out to include musical diversity, surprise guest vocals, as well as re-recorded versions of "Encryption" and "Vengeance in Departure." WITH PASSION have also been busy tearing up the US west coast playing various dates and are slated to play the Gates of Hell festival as well as The Launchpad in New Mexico with SOILWORK and DARKEST HOUR. WITH PASSION plan to release their second album early spring 2007 and are currently planning a full US supporting tour to support this monstrous album! Check out WITH PASSION at

or at

Severe Torture descend upon Europe

Tonight Severe Torture will take to the stage in Berlin with Vader at the start of their European tour.

This is the first full European tour since the release of their album "Fall of the Despised" late last year

Check them out live here:


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 @ Nuovo Estragon
19.10.06 ITA Rome @ Alpheus
20.10.06 ITA Colle Val D'elsa (SI) @ Sonar Club
21.10.06 ITA Este (Padova) @ Sottosopra
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
30.10.06 UK Bristol @ Bierkeller
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
06.11.06 GER Essen @ Turock
07.11.06 HOL Haarlem @ Patronaat
08.11.06 GER Bremen @ Schlachthof
09.11.06 HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar

News from I Hate Records


Below are some links to live videos with your favourite true doomsters, enjoy!


Below are the Dates, Clubs, City and Country on were the masses may witness this power of TRUE DOOM!!!

25/10/06 - The Irish Centre, Birmingham, England
26/10/06 - The Star & Garter, Manchester, England
27/10/06 - The Fenton, Leeds, England (with Lamp Of Thoth)
28/10/06 - The Underworld, London, England
29/10/06 - Dutch Doom Day V, Baroeg, Rotterdam, Holland
(Reverend Bizarre/The Prophecy/The Gates Of Slumber/Centurions Ghost/Insanity Reigns Supreme/Seasons End/Mary Bell)
30/10/06 - Lichtschauspielhaus, Itzehoe, Germany
31/10/06 - The Freysitz-club, Salzburg, Germany
01/11/06 - Doom Over Nuremburg II, Kunstverein, Nuremburg, Germany
(Reverend Bizarre/The Gates Of Slumber/Centurions Ghost/Doomraiser/Bible Of The Devil)
02/11/06 - Marktwirtschaft, Halle, Germany
03/11/06 - Batofar, Paris, France
04/11/06 - Belgian Doom Night IV, The Frontline, Gent, Belgium
(Reverend Bizarre/Mourning Beloveth/The Gates Of Slumber/Mirror Of Deception/Centurions Ghost/Semlah/The River)





Young and extremely talented singer Andrei has decided to leave BURNING SAVIOURS to concentrate on his studies. The band and we at I Hate are saddened about Andrei's decision but whish him all good luck filling his head with facts. Now the band is looking for a new singer and those interested are advised to contact BURNING SAVIOURS at:


Finally, after two months instead of the usual one month, here is a bunch of new cult items you can live without, just like you can live without a head*, however not for very long...

(*It is believed that the brain remains conscious a few seconds after the head has been separated from the body.)


or perhaps I should write that I (Ola) apologize to all artists, customers, trading partners and allies that has been forced to wait unacceptably long for replies to correspondence, orders and trade returns from me. I am currently over heaped with label work, family obstacles and my regular day job (which takes away 9 hours a day from the time I should be putting on I Hate) and find it very hard to keep up with everything.

I'm truly sorry for this, it's really frustrating seeing things pile up here without being able to do enough about it. So, please bear with me, I work as fast and effective as I can under the circumstances, and I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm not there yet...


Whether you like it or not we have decided that midsummer is happening right now!

Because finally we have received and released the albums that was supposed to be out on the 23:rd of June, namely FALL OF THE IDOLS - WOMB OF THE EARTH CD, THE GATES OF SLUMBER - SUFFER NO GUILT CD, BURNING SAVIOURS - HUNDUS CD and ISOLE - THRONE OF VOID CD! The price for each CD including postage is 13 Euro (Europe) or 15 U.S. Dollar (R.O.T.W). We also have a special price (postage included) for the faithful that wants to buy all four releases on a plate: 50 Euro (Europe) or 57 U.S. Dollar (R.O.T.W). Små grodorna is indeed funny to see...


The Italian Horror Doom legion's 12" Vinyl MLP debut turned out just as dark and obscure looking as we had hoped and now you can get this gate fold jewel for a measly 14 Euro (Europe) or 16 U.S. Dollar (R.O.T.W). Don't hesitate, this one will sell fast...

...but perhaps the re-issue of the mighty PAGAN ALTAR's - The Time Lord MLP will sell even faster? The demand for this re-issue has been immense and now it is finally here and available for the same price (postage included) as the ABYSMAL GRIEF - MORS ELEISON MLP, i.e. 14 Euro (Europe) or 16 U.S. Dollar (R.O.T.W). Act fast boys and girls, this one is limited to 500 copies!

As a consequence of Steve McMillan's criminal acts, that he has confessed, we have decided to delete the THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN - Primula Pestis album. Thus the album will no longer be available through I Hate. We feel truly sorry for the other members of TPOG that has to suffer for Steve's deeds but we must do what we feel is right.


We are shocked, disturbed and saddened to learn about the accusations of multiple child rape (and due arrest and imprisonment) directed at THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN front man Steve McMillan (real name: Steven Wackenier).

This all feels like a bad dream that one just wants to wake up from, we feel sick to hear of these disgusting crimes. We hereby completely disassociate ourselves from all Steve’s acts, deeds and comments in this case and express our sympathy for his victims and all other innocent people (band members, family etc.) that has become directly or indirectly affected.

 Our memories of Steve, in connection to the Doom over Sweden tour in 2005 and when enthusiastically discussing the details of the release of Primula Pestis etc. is now soiled, dirty. To conclude: I HATE DOES IN NO WAY SUPPORT THESE KINDS OF CRIMES AGAINST INNOCENT VICTIMS AND WANT NO CONNECTION TO THIS KIND OF FILTH WHATSOEVER! ROT IN JAIL!


IHR CD 019

Cold, hypnotic and ceremonial Doom Metal from the land that gave us REVEREND BIZARRE, MINOTAURI and SPIRITUS MORTIS. Finn’s have the Doom in their blood and FALL OF THE IDOLS has really bled themselves dry during the transfusion that coagulated into Womb Of The Earth.

Mellow low key parts with a DOORS vibe blends with crushing walls of bombast echoing CANDLEMASS and COUNT RAVEN. The obscure feel of the 8 tracks on Womb Of The Earth are perfectly captured by Magister Albert Witchfinder’s artwork.


IHR CD 020

VITUS, PENTAGRAM and FROST are still steady at the core of TGOS sound on this, their second, album. Vintage currents of MANOWAR,RAINBOW, THIN LIZZY, and CIRITH UNGOL can also be sensed by those anal enough to analyze. Others will just experience the sensation of being either elevated or crushed, all depending on whether they are friends or foes of TRULY HEAVY DOOM METAL!

The mighty artwork by Ken Kelly (KISS, MANOWAR, RAINBOW) perfectly illustrates this totalitarian DOOM METAL crusade! In connection to the release of the album the band themselves will unleash a 12" single under the banner of Slumbering Souls Records for the song "God Wills It", the 20 minute opus that is also featured on Suffer No Guilt.

This 12" will include on side A: "God Wills It" and on side B: "The Cloaked Figure" a song that was recorded during the "The Awakening" sessions but was never released, "Stitched Back From Death" taken from the "Sabbath Witch Demo" and "Broken On The Wheel" which was recorded live at Templars Of Doom from July 2005. This will be a limited to a one time release of 500 Qty. 300 of which will be Blue and the remaining 200 will be red. After these 500 are gone, it will be finished.


IHR CD 021

The second album by the Swedish Doom/Heavy Rockers shows a more mature band with an increased self confidence. Fear not though, the music is still catchy, warm and folksy 60/70’s vintage Rock music with clear parallels to SABBATH, PENTAGRAM and JETHRO TULL, all filtered through the enthusiasm and fantastic song writing skill that made their self titled debut so much more than just another retro album. 9 amazing songs that will win the hearts of fans old and new!


IHR CD 022

Take a seat in the Throne Of Void and experience a wondrous journey through the autumnal dusk that reigns supreme in ISOLE’s own dimension. This, their second album is heavier and darker than the critically acclaimed debut Forevermore, both music and production-wise, while it retains the Epic atmosphere of the predecessor. The 7 songs on Throne Of Void will once and for all cement ISOLE’s place among the genre’s elite acts (CANDLEMASS, SOLITUDE AETERNUS, SOLSTICE, FORSAKEN, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT).

THANX! all our customers at this years Sweden Rock Festival - you rule! It was really fun meeting you all, see you next year! An apology goes out to those of you that were physically or verbally assaulted by our self proclaimed "college" Sebbe from NECROVATION, the man is mad and we'll work hard, in co-operation with his girl friend, to keep him on a leash next year...

NIFELHEIM/VULCANO split 7" vinyl - VULCANO's track's ready

Sweden’s biggest cult act in recent days, NIFELHEIM, have agreed (fangs frothing) to share a 7" vinyl with Brazil’s legendary VULCANO under the proud banner of your favourite label. The pressing will be in a limited edition of 1000 copies, 100 die-hard ones with yet to be determined special features and 900 regular copies.

Both bands will be sporting new material for this release, no old re-hash! VULCANO's two tracks are called The Evil Always Return and Suffered souls while NIFELHEIM's track name is still unknown to us. A release date have been consistently hard to nail, due to various circumstances, but expect this cult item to haunt you in the first half of 2006.

Furia got rhythm

After several auditions, FURIA is proud to introduce their new session bassist Fred, who will play his first gig with the band in Nice, on next October 13th (Tomawok festival).

On the drum side, Julien has just been endorsed by Drum Worshop (Tommy Lee, Simon Wright, Peter Criss, etc) and Aquarian Drumheads (Dave McClain, Phil Rudd, etc). You can expect to see Julien on master classes and exhibition sessions.

Twelfth Gate begin search for new vocalist

TWELFTH GATE are currently looking for a new permanent vocalist. Much to the band's disappointment, their previous replacement for original singer Scott Huffman turned out not to be as good a fit for the band as anticipated, both for personal and professional reasons.

Vocalists who are interested should have good clean mid-range vocals, as well as a good dirty/raspy/heavy vocal ability. Due to the continuing natural progression of the band's musical direction, a good balance between clean and dirty vocals is preferred. Serious candidates will also be required to submit pre-recorded samples of vocal ability prior to auditioning with the band. If interested or know anyone who is, please contact the band via the Twelfth Gate MySpace page or the official website.

The band is currently writing new songs for the next album, and the guys feel confident that they will find the perfect vocalist this time, especially since they now know what signs to look for. TWELFTH GATE are also currently working with a friend from another band to hopefully fill in for the next couple scheduled shows. This will not be a long term thing as he is still committed to his current band. As soon as the band has a definite answer regarding the shows, we'll let you know right away.


Season of Mist is proud to announce the fresh signing of French band EYELESS. The album "The Game of Fear", produced and mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC, etc.) will be out early 2007, and will contain eleven tracks, as well as some special guests. ("The Game of Fear" will be released in France and the Benelux only.)

EYELESS, who had toured Europe with MISERY INDEX, ETHS and LOFOFORA after the release of their first album "Path to the Unknown" (2003), will hit the road again next month. First show scheduled October 14th at the Nikaia in Nice (FR), at the Tomawok festival, with ELLIPSIS, DARK LUNACY and others.

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The Old Dead Tree on myspace

We are pleased to inform that THE OLD DEAD TREE now has its own MySpace page

To those who have been living in a cave : MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. It also features an internal search engine and an internal e-mail system. As you might already know, Season of Mist and many of its bands have a MySpace page. Check them out to have freshly updated news and to interact with the musicians and other fans!

Mayhem focus on new album

Due to their focus on the next full-length studio album, MAYHEM will not do any live shows until late April/May 2007. MAYHEM thank for all requests, but have to decline. Hold your horses and try again in the second period of 2007.

Upcoming live dates

28 Sep 06 Yverdon (CH) Amalgame
30 Sep 06 Kolding (DK) Godzzfest (+Volbeat + 25 Ta Life ...)
06 Oct 06 Bourg En Bresse (01) (FR) La Tannerie (+ Flesh 77)
07 Oct 06 Magny les Hameaux (78) (FR) L'Estaminet (+ Kaizen + Omerta)
13 Oct 06 Dublin (UK) Eamonn Dorans Temple Bar
14 Oct 06 Wexford (UK) Dun Mhuire
15 Oct 06 Cork (UK) An Cruiscin Lan
21 Oct 06 Beauvais (60) (FR) L'ouvre boite
25 Oct 06 Chaumont (52) (FR) Centre culturel (+ Zuul FX)
26 Oct 06 Kln (DE) MTC Club
27 Oct 06 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen (+ Demia)
28 Oct 06 Orchies (59) (FR) La Grange - Musikadonf festival
29 Oct 06 Tilburg (NL) 013 (+ Demia)
01 Nov 06 Saarbruecken (DE) Kulturfabrik (+ Dry Kill Logic)
03 Nov 06 Cognac (16) (FR) Les Abattoirs (+ Black Bomb A)
04 Nov 06 Bordeaux (33) (FR) Thtre Barbey (+Punish Yourself)
11 Nov 06 La Roche s/ Yon (85) (FR) Le Fuzz'Yon
17 Nov 06 Nantes (44) (FR) Olympic (+ Black Bomb A)
18 Nov 06 Savigny le Temple (77) (FR) l'Empreinte (+ Kaizen)
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
09 Dec 06 Nancy (54) (FR) MJC du Haut du Livre
15 Dec 06 Le Thor (84) (FR) Auditorium
16 Dec 06 Tarbes (65) (FR) La Gespe
13 Jan 07 La Louvire (BE) LL Metal Fest
03 Feb 07 Livin (62) (FR) Arc-en-Ciel

06 Oct 06 Notodden (NO) Motsty festival
07 Oct 06 Oslo (NO) Amplifier
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)

09 Dec 06 Arnhem (NL) Musis Sacrum - Arnhem Metal Meeting
17 Feb 07 Oostende (BE) Memento Mori Metal Fest

Ephel Duath with Red Sparowes

EPHEL DUATH will be confounding audiences in UK and Europe with their self-styled "intentional discomfort." The band will be playing a series of shows in support of their most recent album, "Pain Necessary To Know", including a London date at the Underworld following on from the Damnation

Tangaroa will be supporting on all dates including Southampton
on 24th October where Ephel Duath will be playing with the Red Sparowes.

Sep 28 2006 Doornroosje Nijmegen
Sep 30 2006 ProgPower Europe 2006 festival @ JC Sjiwa Baarlo
Oct 1 2006 Baroeg Rotterdam
Oct 6 2006 Gate 52 Bussolengo (Vr)
Oct 13 2006 Rockpool Halle/Saale
Oct 15 2006 Damnation Festival @ Jilly's Rockworld and Music Box Manchester
Oct 16 2006 Little Civic Wolverhampton
Oct 17 2006 Underworld London
Oct 18 2006 The Old Angel Notthingam
Oct 19 2006 The Gasworks Bar Bradford
Oct 20 2006 No. Fifteen Bolton
Oct 21 2006 Attik Rushden
Oct 22 2006 The Gander Bournemouth
Oct 23 2006 Cavern Exeter Related links:
Oct 24 2006 Nexus Supporting Red Sparowes Southampton
Oct 26 2006 The Crown Middlesbrough
Oct 31 2006 Batofar Paris
Nov 1 2006 Magasin 4 Bruxelles

Earache's legendary 1989 Grindcrusher tour photos now online

You can now access online dozens of pictures of some of Earache’s most groundbreaking bands as they played on the legendary 1989 Grindcrusher tour. These photos are taken from a mind-blowing gig at Bradford St George’s Hall on November 15th 1989 and feature classic shots of Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, Carcass and Napalm Death.

The discovery of these amazing live shots provides an insightful glimpse into the beginnings of the worldwide grindcore scene, and displays some of the true masters of the genre in legendary form.

Deicide plan for a new world takeover – Slaughtering a city near you!

Satanically seeded death metal outfit DEICIDE have revealed added dates to their forthcoming fall headlining tour. The tour will span over three continents and will be driven by the critically acclaim reincarnation of DEICIDE featuring guitar maestros Jack Owen (ex-Cannibal Corpse) and Ralph Santolla (ex-Death/Iced Earth). DEICIDE’S latest disasterpiece, "The Stench of Redemption" has been turning critical heads around the globe and is being hailed as some of the groups greatest work since "Legion."

DEICIDE have been toiling endlessly to prepare for this comprehensive tour and are excited to bring a dose of "The Stench of Redemption," along with many other classics, to a city near you. Limited edition "The Stench of Redemption" box sets with collector art cards and poster are still available at the US and UK web store – get your copy today, while supplies last. Look out for DEICIDE on tour this fall, delivering brutality with sheer finesse throughout the world!

10/12/06 - Jacksonville, FL @ the French Quarter
10/13/06 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
10/14/06 - Huntington, WV @ The Monkeybar
10/15/06 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
10/17/06 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
10/18/06 - Buffalo, NY @ The Icon
10/19/06 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
10/20/06 - Brooklyn, NY @ North Six
10/22/06 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster Theatre
10/23/06 - Quebec City, QC @ L'anti
10/25/06 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10/26/06 - Toronto, ON @ The Big Bop Concert Hall
10/27/06 - Toledo, OH @ Club Bijou
10/28/06 - Cincinnati, OH @ Sudsy Malones
10/29/06 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
10/30/06 - Middleton, WI @ The Warehouse Stage
11/01/06 - Topeka, KS @ The Static Bar
11/02/06 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
11/03/06 - Aurora, CO @ Hubba's House of Rock & Roll
11/04/06 - Farmington, NM @ Big City Night Club
11/05/06 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
11/07/06 - Sacramento, CA @ The Kennel Club
11/08/06 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy Theatre
11/09/06 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
11/10/06 - Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory
11/11/06 - Scottsdale, AZ @ The Venue of Scottsdale
11/12/06 - El Paso, TX @ Chics
11/16/06 - Guatemala City, Guatemala @ Antiguo Cine Cali
11/17/06 - San Jose, Costa Rica @ Salsa 54
11/18/06 - Monterrey, Mexico @ Auditorio Coca-Cola
11/20/06 - Mexico City, MX @ Circo Volador
12/11/06 - Perth, Australia @ Heat Nightclub
12/12/06 - Adelaide, Australia @ HQ
12/13/06 - Melbourne, Australia @ The Hi Fi Bar
12/14/06 - Sydney, Australia @ The Manning Bar
12/15/06 Auckland, NZ @ The Studio
12/16/06 Wellington, NZ @ TBA
12/17/06 Brisbane, Australia @ The Arena

Gemini Five UK dates in November 2006

Swedish Sleaze heavy rockers Gemini Five have announced their UK tour for November 2006

Gemini Five will play:

16th - The Venue, Dumfries
17th - Civic Hall, Whitehaven
18th - Junktion 7 - Nottingham
19th - Southend - Chinnery's
20th - Bar Monsta @ G Lounge, London
22nd - The Music Box, Manchester

info, music, videos available at:

SONATA ARCTICA - Begin rehearsing for new album!

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have commenced the songwriting process for their follow-up to 2004's "Reckoning Night". A rehearsal "diary" detailing the band's progress has been launched via the group's official web site at this location.

As previously reported, SONATA ARCTICA's live DVD, "For the Sake of Revenge", has been certified gold in the band's home country for sales in excess of 5,000 copies. The set entered the Finnish Music DVD chart at position No. 1 back in June. The CD version of "For the Sake of Revenge" landed on the national album chart at No. 26.

"For the Sake of Revenge" was recorded at Shibuya AX in Tokyo, Japan on February 5, 2005 and was mixed by Pasi Kauppinen at Studio57. The mastering duties were handled by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers.

"Reckoning Night" was previously certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. SONATA ARCTICA also achieved the same feat with their third album, "Winterheart's Guild".

SONATA ARCTICA completed a number of European dates with German hard rock singer Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) earlier in the year.

DEATHSTARS - New guitarist

The DEATHSTARS have announced the addition of guitarist Cat to the group's ranks. Cat, who previously played with the band as a session member, is "an excellent guitar player with heart filled with deathsleaze and a body built for s*x," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Cat will visit a girlfriend close to you on the upcoming european tour."

On another note, Swiss band STONEMAN has been confirmed as the support act for DEATHSTARS on ist "48 Carat Darkness" headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in October. In addition, the following bands will perform on select shows: LYZANXIA (France and Switzerland), ENSOPH (Italy), PHANTASMAGORIA (Zagreb), FIRESTORM (Vienna) and CALATHEA (Prague). More information is available at

DEATHSTARS has been confirmed as the "special guest" at the sixth annual Bloodstock festival, set to take place September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, England.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Nuclear Blast on youtube & rss feets available!

Now available: RSS-feeds and lots of videos on!
If you're using a feed reader, you may now subscribe to the following services:

- Nuclear Blast News
(get all the latest info about our artists at once!):

(paste this link into your feed reader)

- Nuclear Blast Videos on YouTube
(get info about new clips as soon as they're uploaded!)

or simply check them directly out to see the latest clips from Hammerfall (an interview done during the production of their upcoming clip "Natural High", have a look at some "Making Of"-photos in our gallery)

Also don't miss the new Deathstars-Video "Blitzkrieg", check out a few screenshots HERE or see the whole new clip on YouTube HERE. Of course there's more, like Blind Guardian's "Another Stranger Me" (HERE), plus lots of classics! And more to come soon: The Nuclear Blast Podcast! We'll be launching a moderated Podcast soon, to inform you about upcoming releases, featuring lots of guest moderators…stay tuned!

CATHEDRAL - Festival update

British Doom masters CATHEDRAL are scheduled to appear at Finland`s Helldone Festival. The festival will take place at the Tavastia Club in Helsinki from December 29th to 31st.

Alongside CATHEDRAL, labelmates AMORPHIS plus acts such as HIM, KATATONIA and ANATHEMA will rock the house.

Also, Cathedral have been confirmed on the Loud Park festival in Tokyo / Japan on 14th October 2006.

SIRENIA - Album update

Norwegian Gothic Metallers SIRENIA have finished recording their upcoming album: "The recording sessions for the new album are completed and we are now in the middle of the mixing process. We are on schedule, so the album will be completed by the 1st of October. The title of the upcoming album is 'Nine Destinies and a Downfall', and it will be released early next year."

"Nine Destinies and a Downfall" was recorded at Jailhouse studios in Norway with engineer Hans Eidsgard and Soundsuite studios in France with Terje Refsnes. The CD is being mixed and mastered at Antfarm studios in Aarhus, Denmark with Tue Madsen.

SUBWAY TO SALLY - "Nackt" world premiere at movie theaters

UCI KINOWELT, Metal Hammer, Sonic Seducer & Nuclear Blast proudly present:

Unforgettable, inimitable, just pure magic: On November 6th 2006, exclusive previews of SUBWAY TO SALLY's new DVD "Nackt" (the CD/DVD package gets in stores on November 11th) are going to take place in five selected movie theaters in Germany and Austria.

A breathtaking acoustic concert is waiting for the attendees, filmed and recorded during the band's unplugged tour at the Passionskirche in Berlin, Germany. The movie theaters to participate are:

* UCI KINOWELT Colosseum (Berlin)
* UCI KINOWELT Elbe Park (Dresden)
* UCI KINOWELT Nova Eventis (Saale Park / Leipzig)
* UCI KINOWELT Millennium City (Wien)

All previews start at 20:00 CET, the entrance fee is 6 Euros. The pre-sale commences on September 27th at the cashiers of all part-taking movie theaters and via



SUBWAY TO SALLY will attend the preview in Berlin, giving an exclusive signing session before the show begins!

HAMMERFALL - Contest & charts

Win a trip to Gothenburg to the ultimate, official HAMMERFALL "Threshold" release party on October 21st, including a meet and greet with the Templars of Steel themselves! We're paying flight & hotel for you and a friend. Click here to participate – the deadline is on October 10th. GOOD LUCK!

In other news HAMMERFALL's new single "Natural High" went straight to # 6 of the official Swedish single charts! Congratulations!

NIGHTWISH - No new singer before 2007

News from NIGHTWISH – the band has posted the following message on ist official website: "There have been false news again about a new NIGHTWISH-vocalist in the Finnish media. No decisions have been made regarding the vocalist and there will not be any before the year 2007. When the band chooses the vocalist they will inform the media of it. Once again: Do not trust any news if it's not written on!"


After having almost finished their current "Riders On The Storm" headliner tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the last show takes place this weekend), DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER are ready to infect more parts of Europe with Reitermania in November and December! Stop by and get enlightened!

29.09.2006 WINTERTHUR - Salzhaus (CH)
30.09.2006 BERN - Gaskessel (CH)
25.11.2006 MILANO - Transilvania Club (I)
26.11.2006 PRATO - Siddharta Club (I)
28.11.2006 LONDON - Underworld (GB)
29.11.2006 LIVERPOOL - The Cavern (GB)
30.11.2006 BIRMINGHAM - The Flapper and Firkin (GB)
03.12.2006 ROTTERDAM - Baroeg (NL)
05.12.2006 AUGSBURG - Musikkantine (D)
06.12.2006 ZüRICH - Alpenrock (CH)
07.12.2006 GRAZ - Orpheum (A)
08.12.2006 BRUNECK - tba (I)
09.12.2006 GLAUCHAU - Alte Spinnerei (D)

New Starofash site launched

MNEMOSYNE PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce that the new official STAROFASH website is now online.

These pages contain general information, visuals and audio samples and will be regularly updated with news.

A taste of the STAROFASH material currently in progress will also be available soon.

All artwork is done by the Spanish designer Ritxi. For more of his lovely work, please visit at

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New Deathbound album "We Deserve Much Worse" recorded!

Okay Grinders and Grindettes! The legendary Grind / Death Metal band DEATHBOUND have shed, recorded, mixed and about to mastered their third full-length album titled "We Deserve Much Worse". The recording sessions were made between 11. – 24.09.2006 at Biotech Audio Solutions – same place than where debut was captured. The man behind cover artwork is none other than Ville Anger

The new album will see the daylight in early winter 2007. Musically the stuff is wicked trinity of groove, mosh parts and grinding according to the band. "Making of W.D.M.W." video will be released through band’s websites so be tuned! "That's it for now, Stay Heavy!" –says DEATHBOUND’s vocalist Kai Jaakkola to end the information flood.

For thirsty ones more about upcoming, visit DEATHBOUND’s official websites or MySpace blog.

DEATHBOUND - We Deserve Much Worse (songs not in the final order):

01. Gain Control
02. Betrayal Wears Your Face
03. End The Guessing
04. No Disease Like Us
05. Revolutions Against Nothing
06. Connected To The Confusion
07. Ward 77
08. Never Been Worse
09. A Fraction Of Truth
10. Debate Or Terminate
11. Preaching Back To Preachers
12. Torn
13. Final Element
14. Landmine
15. Sliced And Diced
16. Rockthrowers Among Us
17. Deceving shortcuts
18. Vansinne


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