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Pure Metal News: October 2008

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Compiled by John Stefanis

Part 2 (October 2008)

UNEARTH upload another new song of 'The March' @ MySpace! New Podcast available!

Massachusests Metal merchants UNEARTH have uploaded another new song from their upcoming new album 'The March' on MySpace! Check out 'We Are Not Anonymous' by clicking here:

UNEARTH's new album 'The March' will be released on the 10th of October in D/A/CH/I and the 13th of October in the rest of Europe!

The limited European-exclusive edition of 'The March' includes a bonus track called 'Our Callous Skin' and an exclusive bonus DVD including a 'making of the record', directed by Denise Korycki. This limited edition comes in a high class Digibook with special format!

The limited LP will be released on coloured and 180g heavy vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and printed inner bag! It will include a unique download card to login on a dedicated page where fans can download the full album for free!

UNEARTH will be touring Europe in November.

Altamont Never Say Die! 2008 Club Tour line-up:
Parkway Drive
Despised Icon
Protest The Hero
07.11.2008 Germany Berlin SO36
08.11.2008 Germany Köln Essigfabrik
09.11.2008 Belgium Antwerp Hof Ter Lo
10.11.2008 UK Yeovil Westland
11.11.2008 UK Manchester Academy 2
12.11.2008 UK Glasgow The Arches
13.11.2008 UK Sheffield Corporation
14.11.2008 UK Peterborough Cresset
15.11.2008 UK London Forum
16.11.2008 Holland Utrecht Tivoli
17.11.2008 France Paris La Locomotive
18.11.2008 Luxemburg Esch Kulturfabrik
19.11.2008 Switzerland Zürich Rohstofflager
20.11.2008 Germany München Backstage Werk
21.11.2008 Italy Cesena Vidia Club
22.11.2008 Hungary Budapest A38
23.11.2008 Austria Wien Arena
24.11.2008 Germany Nürnberg Hirsch
25.11.2008 Germany Leipzig Werk 2
26.11.2008 Germany Hamburg Markthalle
27.11.2008 Denmark Aarhus Voxhal
28.11.2008 Germany Münster Skaters Palace
29.11.2008 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof

Never Say Die MySpace:

Check out the latest Metal Blade podcast with UNEARTH guitarist Buz McGrath at this location:


PSYOPUS officially announce new vocalist

PSYOPUS is long overdue and happy to announce new vocalist Brian Woodruff into the band. If you've seen PSYOPUS at all since the beginning of their Grinding Into Cataclysm tour that began in August, you October have noticed the new face on the stage. Well, here is the explanation.

"After Harrison Christie's announced replacement, Matt Duckbirth, flaked out shortly after our press release of his joining the band, we replaced him with Brian. Brian was known as the vocalist from the Binghamton/Rochester, NY band As This Body, I Exist.

We worked with him intensely, brought him into the studio and recorded the new album. This album was recorded with Brian. VERY shortly there after we jumped in the van and headed out for tour with War From a Harlots Mouth, Fu*k the Facts and Left to Vanish. Again, after the premature press release that Matt was joining our band, we wanted to make sure that Brian was indeed the kat for the band before we made it "official". We are now here to say that he is indeed the kat for the job. Be prepared for a notch up in the vocal brutality of PSYOPUS!"


BORN FROM PAIN first song of upcoming new album 'Survival' available online! BORN FROM PAIN call out for resistance

Dutch Metallic Hardcore monster BORN FROM PAIN have uploaded the first new song of their upcoming new album 'Survival'! Check out the album opener 'Sound Of Survival' at one of the following links:

'Survival' will be released the 31st of October in D/A/CH/I and the 3rd of November in the rest of Europe!

BORN FROM PAIN singer Rob Franssen speaks out! "As of now, we will be getting actively involved in resisting the ruling power structures and trying to make the world a better place. A voice and action is needed in times like these. We will be working on a project each month and will be active for independent, non-comapny/government steered organisations and causes. Just like we will be getting active in our local communities. If we can get some (or most) of you spending just a little time you can be active along with us.

We need you to get active for 10 minutes here. We are trying to get support for these actions run by Amnesty International. Amnesty International is an independent, non-government, non-company funded organisation that conducts research and generates action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.

Listed down here are actions on the German part of the website. Even if you don't speak the language it won't be difficult to help.

BORN FROM PAIN will be mailing and donating money from the upcoming shows in October to Amnesty International so they can continue their work. We will keep you updated on all actions on our website.

Look for truth!"


AUTUMN start recording new album

Female fronted Dutch Rockers AUTUMN have started recording the follow-up for 2007s 'My New Time'!

"Last weekend we recorded the drums for our upcoming fourth studio album. Production of the new album will be, like with the 'My New Time' album, supervised by Arno Krabman, Jochem Jacobs and Bouke Visser of the Graveland Studio and the SplitSecondSound studio, respectively.

We are already very excited about the drum recordings and can't wait to record the (bass-)guitars, synths and vocals.

More news about the recordings, the contents of the new album and the release of the album will follow soon!"


AMON AMARTH lands triumphant chart entries in Germany and other countries! New Podcast available!

The new AMON AMARTH album has received an overwhelming welcome from metalheads all over Europe! 'Twilight Of The Thunder God' landed on position 6 on the official German Longplay Charts, which marks the highest chart entry in the history of the band as well as Metal Blade Europe!

"Germans know great beer, high quality cars, good bratwurst and they have a good taste for music. Germany has become a home away from home for us, all thanks to our amazing fans that have shown us fantastic support and loyalty from the very start of our career. You are truly metal and true Vikings!"

'Twilight Of The Thunder God' entered the Charts in several other countries as well. All the entries are higher than the ones the band got for the predecessor of 'Twilight Of The Thunder God', 'With Oden On Our Side'! Im some countries it's the first chart entry ever for AMON AMARTH.

"We would like to thank all our fans for all the fantastic support. Without you this would never have been possible! You are the f***ing best!"

Overview European Chartentries 'Twilight Of The Thunder God':
Germany - # 6 - Official Album Charts
Finland # 10 - Official Album Charts
Sweden - # 11 - Official Album Charts
Austria # 14 - Official Album Charts
Switzerland - # 21 - Official Album Charts
Norway - # 50 - Official Album Charts
Belgium - # 71 - Official Album Charts
Denmark - # 82 - Official Album Charts
Netherlands - # 87 - Official Album Charts
United Kingdom - #126 - Official Album Charts / #8 - Top 40 Rock & Metal Chart / #11 - Top 50 Independent Album Chart

Check out the latest Metal Blade podcast with AMON AMARTH singer Johan Hegg at this location:

AMON AMARTH kicked off their North American headlining tour last night in Anaheim, CA. For full tour listing click on ! The band will be playing the Unholy Alliance, Chapter III tour in Europe starting late October.

'Twilight Of The Thunder God' is in stores worldwide now! The limited first edition comes as a deluxe 3-disc package with bonus CD and bonus DVD (Live at Summer Breeze 2007). Check out a preview from the bonus DVD:


UNEARTH third new song online! Video/album trailer online! MySpace video premiere next week

A brand new UNEARTH song, 'Hail The Shrine', is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page:

The track comes off 'The March', which was recorded at Massachusetts' System Recording and Zing studios with producer Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) and is said feature UNEARTH's "most dynamic material to date", combining strong tension and release, abundant guitar solos and a bulldozing power-groove. The album was being mixed by Andy Sneap.

Click here to check out a brand new video clip/album trailer:

MySpace Music is giving the UNEARTH video for 'My Will Be Done' their 'Featured Video' placement on MySpace Music from October 10 through October 16. The video will be available on MySpace Music USA and Germany as well as on the band´s MySpace site!

UNEARTH's new album 'The March' will be released on the 10th of October in D/A/CH/I and the 13th of October in the rest of Europe!

The limited European-exclusive edition of 'The March' includes a bonus track called 'Our Callous Skin' and an exclusive bonus DVD including a 'making of the record', directed by Denise Korycki. This limited edition comes in a high class Digibook with special format!

The limited LP will be released on coloured and 180g heavy vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and printed innerbag! It will include a unique download card to login on a dedicated page where fans can download the full album for free!


SIX FEET UNDER new song to debut exclusively at! Content of limited first European edition revealed!

A new SIX FEET UNDER track called 'Shot In The Head' has its debut exclusively on's KnuckleTracks Online Audio Player this week - head to the left-hand-side of to listen from October 6th until the 12th.

The limited first edition for Europe will be exclusively released as a Digipak and features three live songs recorded at the band's appearances at With Full Force and Summer Breeze this year. The songs are: 1. Revenge of the Zombie / 2. Victim of the Paranoid / 3. Human Target

'Death Rituals' features 12 tracks of pure American Death Metal delivering a bludgeoning slab of metal that will leave fans hungering for more!

'Death Rituals' saw the band returning to Morrisound studios in Tampa, FL with Chris Carroll at the helm with mixing duties being handled by Toby Wright (Slayer, Korn, In Flames, Fear Factory, etc…) and the return of SIX FEET UNDER's old friend Bill Metoyer, who recorded the bands CD 'Warpath', helping out with recording of the drums.

'Death Rituals'will be released the 14th of November in D/A/CH/I and the 17th of November in the rest of Europe!


PRIMORDIAL nominated at Danish Metal Awards 2008

Irish Pagan Metallers PRIMORDIAL are nominated in the category of the Best International Album at Danish Metal Awards 2008 (side by side with Metallica, Slipknot, Opeth and Testament). Check out the whole list of nominations here:

The Danish Metal Awards take place on the 15th of November in Copenhagen, Denmark.

PRIMORDIAL will be co-headlining this falls Heidenfest tour alongside Finntroll, starting on the 31st of October in Leipzig, Germany. Other bands on the bill include Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Manegarm and Catamenia. For full gig listing please click and


GOD DETHRONED finish songwriting for new album and announce album title

Dutch Death Metal Grandmasters GOD DETHRONED have finished the songwriting for their upcoming new album!

"We're ready! We finished 8 songs for our new album 'Passiondale'. Those of you who are fans of our 'Bloody Blasphemy' and 'The Lair of the White Worm' albums can take a deep breath now and wait out the time until the album comes out.

Cause this motherfu*ker brings back all the good things you liked so much. Bringing back Roel to the band after all these years was a good idea. His drumming gave us the right vibe to come up with the stuff we needed for so long. We're really happy about the results and we can't wait to start tracking down those songs. We start recording on October 13th in the Soundlodge Studios in Germany.

"The album is a concept album about World War I and the song titles are: 'Under A Darkening Sky', 'Behind Enemy Lines', 'Drowning in Mud', 'No-Man's Land', 'Passiondale', 'Poison Fog', 'Fallen Empires' and 'Artifacts of the Great War'. Stay tuned for more news 'cause we have some more interesting stuff in the works..."

'Passiondale' is to be expected for release in April/October 2009!


AMON AMARTH confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2009! North American tour diary online! Stream of radio show with Kerry King and Bruce Dickinson available

Swedish Metal Gods AMON AMARTH have been officially confirmed to play the Wacken Open Air in 2009. Read the official press release here:

AMON AMARTH have started putting up an online diary on their MySpace site about the just recently started North American tour. "Three shows into our North American tour and so far it's been a blast We started out at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, on October 1st. And what a tour kick-off it was! Already before the show we knew this was going to be a special show that night.

As it was only us and Ensiferum playing we were able to play a slightly longer set and we did as many as five new songs. It's always a bit nervous playing the new songs as you don't know how people are going to react to them if they haven't really heard them before, but the songs we played really went across well with the audience. It was a really tough show for us though as we were suffering from severe jetlag, but at the end of the day all went well and we had a blast on stage. Still, there was no problems falling asleep later… or should I say passing out…"

Read more on the blog section of the AMON AMARTH MySpace site - click here:

Just recently AMON AMARTH singer Johan Hegg and SLAYER guitarist Kerry King guested at Bruce Dicksinson's Friday Rock Radio show. A stream of the entire show is available here:


UNEARTH - New video 'My Will Be Done' exclusively up on MySpace

The band's brand new music video - for the barnstorming track 'My Will Be Done' just premiered exclusively on MySpace Music and is running exclusively on the social networking site from October 10 through October 16. The clip was directed by Dave Brodsky of MyGoodEye who has helmed recent videos for Pig Destroyer, Soilent Green and Kylesa amongst others. Click here to check it out:

UNEARTH's new album 'The March' was released on the 10th of October in D/A/CH/I and the 13th of October in the rest of Europe!

The limited European-exclusive edition of 'The March' includes a bonus track called 'Our Callous Skin' and an exclusive bonus DVD including a 'making of the record', directed by Denise Korycki. This limited edition comes in a high class Digibook with special format!

The limited LP will be released on coloured and 180g heavy vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and printed innerbag! It will include a unique download card to login on a dedicated page where fans can download the full album for free!

"The talent within the band is obvious...brutish melodies...guitar runs that are as creative as they are powerful...a major force" - BLENDER

"Thrash titans" - MTV NEWS

"big, chunky riffs, raspy throat-roar vocals, baterram innate sense for the better-produced 80s skateboard-thrash...pretty great" - VILLAGE VOICE

"wildly thrashing and charismatic" - LA WEEKLY

"stunning" - REVOLVER

"dark, hard and heavy...a tight assembly of Maiden riffs, blast beats and rocky road breakdowns" - DECIBEL


SIX FEET UNDER filming new video clip

SIX FEET UNDER will be filming a new video clip for the song 'Seed Of Filth' from their upcoming new album 'Death Rituals' at their headlining show on the 31st of October at the Gasoline Alley in Largo, Florida.

Another new song called 'Shot In The Head' is available for streaming on the bands MySpace site. Click here to check it out:

'Death Rituals'will be released on the 14th of November in D/A/CH/I and the 17th of November in the rest of Europe!


Suffer And Die tour with NEAERA and ANIMA kicks off tomorrow

ust one more day and the SUFFER AND DIE tour with NEAERA headlining and ANIMA opening will kick off! In between the both bands you can see Aborted and Textures!

Just as a reminder, here's the dates once again!

15.10.08 - DE - Hannover - Musikzentrum / without ANIMA
16.10.08 - DE - Würzburg - AKW / without ANIMA
17.10.08 - DE - Passau - Metalinvasion / without ANIMA
18.10.08 - AT - Wien - Viper Room / without ANIMA
19.10.08 - DE - München - Feierwerk
20.10.08 - CH - Aarau - Kiff
21.10.08 - DE - Stuttgart - Landespavillon
22.10.08 - DE - Trier - Ex-Haus
23.10.08 - DE - Köln - Werkstatt
24.10.08 - FR - Saint Andre Lez Lille - MJC
25.10.08 - BE - Leffinge - De Zwerver
26.10.08 - NL - Den Bosch - W2


HATE ETERNAL coming back to Europe in January

Florida Death Metal tornado HATE ETERNAL will return back to European soil in January to tour the continent once again. Co-headlining will be American Deathsquad Misery Index, Metal Blade Recording artists AEON from Sweden and See You Next Tuesday.

+ Misery Index
+ See You Next Tuesday

09.01.2009 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
10.01.2009 Denmark Aarhus @ Voxhall, Metal Royale Fest
11.01.2009 Sweden TBA
12.01.2009 Norway TBA
13.01.2009 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
14.01.2009 Germany Berlin @ K17
15.01.2009 Czech Rep Prague @ Chmelnice
16.01.2009 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
17.01.2009 Austria Wien @ Arena
18.01.2009 Italy Argelato (Bologna) @ Ke Me Meo Club
19.01.2009 Germany München @ Feierwerk
20.01.2009 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
21.01.2009 France Luynes @ Le Korigan
22.01.2009 Spain Barcelona @ Sala Mephisto
23.01.2009 Spain Madrid @ Sala Live
24.01.2009 Spain Bilbao @ Plateruena
25.01.2009 France Nantes @ Le Ferrailleur
26.01.2009 France Paris @ La Locomotive
27.01.2009 Germany Trier @ Exhaus
28.01.2009 Holland Eindhoven @ Dynamo
29.01.2009 Holland Amersfoort @ De Kelder
30.01.2009 Belgium Vosselaar @ Biebob
31.01.2009 Germany Essen @ Turock
01.02.2009 UK London @ Underworld


HAIL OF BULLETS pull out of Darkness Over X-Mas tour

Unfortunately HAIL OF BULLETS have had to pull out of this year's 'Darkness Over X-Mas' tour. Here's a stament from singer Martin van Drunen:

"Due to unforeseen circumstances in my private life HAIL OF BULLETS have been forced to withdraw from the Darkness Over X-mas 2008 tour. We regret having to make this decision, as we were really looking forward to waging some serious war on stage! Of course we'll do our very best to return to the front as soon as possible..."


BORN FROM PAIN - 'Survival' release news; Persistence tour billing complete

"Alright, there are 3 more weeks to go until 'Survival' will be released. EMP has a special package online that can be pre-ordered. It's the 'Survival' CD with a limited edition UNDER FALSE FLAG design shirt which is available through EMP with this order only. The package is only 16,99! Go get it here:

"We are doing 3 special shows in 2 days to celebrate the release of 'Survival'. We chose 2 cult record stores for the special inhouse gigs: Coretex in Berlin, Germany and De Rots in Antwerp, Belgium. There will be limited room so make sure you're there in time! Of course the third show will be at our old stompin' ground Smiley's in Brunssum, keeping the tradition as our release show venue in Holland intact...and to us it's always special to play back home. Also, very limited room, so show up in time!

31.10 Coretex - Berlin (Kreuzberg)
starts at 20.00, free entrance!

01.11 De Rots - Antwerp (Belgium)
starts at 15.00, free entrance!

01.11 Smiley's - Brunssum (Limburg)
starts at 19.00, 7 euro (other bands: Human Demise, Cheap Thrills, Bloodtrial, Blade and Orson Sparks)

Don't miss out! Limited SURVIVAL PACKS for SURVIVAL available only at these shows!


The final line-up of the upcoming Persistence tour has been revealed! Please spread the word!


04.12. Neu-Isenburg - Hugenottenhalle (Germany)
05.12. Wien - Gasometer (Austria)
06.12. Dresden - Alter Schlachthof (Germany)
07.12. Torhout - De Mast (Belgium)
08.12. München - Backstage Werk (Germany)
09.12. Paris - Elysee Montmarte (France)
10.12. Tilburg - O13 (Netherlands)
11.12. London - Forum (Great Britain)
12.12. Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
13.12. Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (Germany) + SLAPSHOT + ENERGY + ALL FOR NOTHING
14.12. Hamburg - Docks (Germany) + A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS

We'll have like every year special guests in every city. In Oberhausen we're proud to have Slapshot, Energy and All For Nothing on the billing. A Traitor Like Judas will rock the house with us in Hamburg. Stay tuned for more special guests....

BORN FROM PAINs new album 'Survival' will hit the streets the 31st of October in D/A/CH/I and the 3rd of November in the rest of Europe!


AMON AMARTH debuts at #48 on Billboard Chart with new album 'Twilight Of The Thunder God'!

Swedish metal powerhouse AMON AMARTH's brand new album, 'Twilight of the Thunder God', debuts at #48 on the Billboard Top 200 chart today, shifting over 11,000 units in its first week of release.

Released in North America on September 30 via Metal Blade Records, 'Twilight of the Thunder God' is AMON AMARTH's seventh full-length album, and is the highest American charting record in the band's sales history.

'Twilight of the Thunder God's first week sales are roughly three times the opening tally of its predecessor, 'With Oden on Our Side', which premiered with 3,400 units sold back in October, 2006.

'Twilight of the Thunder God' also debuted at #5 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, #6 on the Billboard Hard Albums Chart, #12 on the Billboard Tastemakers Chart and at # 16 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart.

Additionally, AMON AMARTH vaults to the #1 position at college radio this week. Propelled by the single and video for the album's title track, 'Twilight of the Thunder God' sits atop the CMJ Loud Rock chart, besting new albums by Metallica, All That Remains, Trivium and Slipknot amongst others.

Following the completion of their North American headlining tour, AMON AMARTH will embark on a month-long European tour as hand-picked support for thrash metal titans Slayer and the band's "Unholy Alliance Chapter III" tour. Also appearing on the tour will be Mastodon and Trivium.


SIX FEET UNDER post another new song online

SIX FEET UNDER have posted another new song online! The epic 'Seed Of Filth' is available for streaming from Metal Blade Europe and MySpace. Go to or to check it out!

On the same sites you can check out another new song called 'Shot In The Head', which was released earlier this month.

Both songs come off the band's new album 'Death Rituals', which will be released on the 14th of November in D/A/CH/I and the 17th of November in the rest of Europe!

The limited first edition for Europe will be exclusively released as a Digipak and features three live songs recorded at the band's appearances at With Full Force and Summer Breeze this year.


PRIMORDIAL - 'Heidenfest' tour kicks off in 10 days

Only 10 more days and the most anticipated Pagan tour of the year will kick off with a bang in Leipzig, Germany. The 'Heidenfest' tour features the top bands of the genre headed by Finntroll and Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL.

The package is completed by Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Manegarm and Catamenia.

31.10.08 - DE - Leipzig - Hellraiser
01.11.08 - DE - München - Backstage
02.11.08 - CH - Pratteln - Z7
03.11.08 - AT - Graz - Orpheum
04.11.08 - CZ - Zlin - Masters Of Rock Café
05.11.08 - DE - Berlin - Postbahnhof
06.11.08 - DE - Hamburg - Markthalle
07.11.08 - NL - Heerhugowaard - Waerdse Tempel + Thyrfing
08.11.08 - DE - Dortmund - Westfalenhalle II + Thyrfing, Enslaved, Eisregen
09.11.08 - FR - Paris - La Locomotive
10.11.08 - BE - Antwerpen - Hof Ter Loo
11.11.08 - DE - Nürnberg - Löwensaal
12.11.08 - DE - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
13.11.08 - DE - Frankfurt - Batschkapp
14.11.08 - AT - Wien - Gasometer
15.11.08 - AT - Linz - Posthof
16.11.08 - HU - Budapest - Diesel


NEAERA post tour diary exclusively on Metal Hammer Germany's website

"If you wanna find out what's going on at the 'Suffer And Die' tour and whom guitar stand-in Ali from Heaven Shall Burn is scaring off with his naked body this time around check our tour diary at Metal Hammer. Click here to read it: " Note: the tour diary is only available in German language!

If you wanna visit one of the last shows of the tour with NEAERA, Aborted, Textures and ANIMA, here's the remaining dates:

21.10.08 - DE - Stuttgart - Landespavillon
22.10.08 - DE - Trier - Ex-Haus
23.10.08 - DE - Köln - Werkstatt
24.10.08 - FR - Saint Andre Lez Lille - MJC
25.10.08 - BE - Leffinge - De Zwerver
26.10.08 - NL - Den Bosch - W2


CANNIBAL CORPSE studio update # 2 posted online

American Death Metal Gods CANNIBAL CORPSE have posted the second studio update online.

"Hello everyone, Alex from CANNIBAL CORPSE here checking in again from Mana Studios in St. Petersburg Florida. The last time you heard from us Paul had just finished the drum tracking, and we've made a lot of progress since then. Here's a brief rundown…" Read more by clicking here:


DARKNESS OVER X-MAS TOUR in December with 3 Metal Blade bands

Don't know what to do between Christmas and New Year's Eve? Come to Germany and Austria and bang your head at the 'Darkness Over X-Mas' tour which comes to six towns in both countries. Metal Blade artists NEAERA, LAY DOWN ROTTEN and ANIMA will team up with Sonic Syndicate, Legion Of The Damned and Callejon for some nights of darkness and Octoberhem!

Darkness Over X-Mas Tour

Sonic Syndicate
Legion Of The Damned

25/12/08 - DE - Köln - Essigfabrik
26/12/08 - DE - Leipzig - Werk 2
27/12/08 - DE - Herford - X
28/12/08 - DE - Karlsruhe - Substage
29/12/08 - AT - Henndorf bei Salzburg - Wallerseehalle
30/12/08 - DE - Aschaffenburg - Colossaal


IMPIOUS busy writing new songs

Swedish Deaththrashers IMPIOUS have posted a new blog about the songwriting process on their upcoming yet untitled new album.

"We've been working pretty intense with our new tunes for a couple of weeks now and the gettin's good. We've got a couple of new songs that sound sooo fu*king brutal. We can't wait to unleash these bad boys upon you! In a couple of days we'll team up with the dark demons of hell in the studio and write some additional songs. We're also in the midst of getting the new artwork ideas together, and I know that - with the Devil's collaboration - this artwork is going to be wicked.

So in short, we're getting our sh*t together. Prepare for a more extensive news update in a couple of weeks. We might even post some teasers for ya!

Evil regards from the depths of hell"


GOD DETHRONED busy in the studio recording 'Passiondale'

Here's an update from GOD DETHRONED singer/guitarist Henri Sattler:

"Last week we started tracking down drumtracks for our new album 'Passiondale'. With Roel back on the drum throne all speed limits have been broken again. We took a lot of time in order to get the best results 'cause we want the album to be as tight as possible. Producer Jörg Uken from the Soundlodge studio's is drummer himself so we actually managed to get some really spectacular drumming on tape.

We also wrote a new song in the studio called 'No Survivors' bringing the total of songs to 9. Yesterday we made some heavy crushing guitar sounds and this week we'll track down the guitars.
More news to come soon…"

Cheers, Henri
on behalf of GOD DETHRONED

In other news GOD DETHRONED have been confirmed to play the Walpurgis Metal Days IX festival set to take place October 1-2, 2009 at Festplatz in Hauzenberg, Germany.


BORN FROM PAIN Survival Week

'Survival', the new album of Europes metallic hardcore kings BORN FROM PAIN, will be released on October 31st (D/A/CH/I) and November 3rd (rest of Europe). To celebrate this, the week before the actual release date has been declared as 'Survival Week'.

Various online platforms and magazines in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands will stream six songs off 'Survival' exclusively. Check from Friday, October 24th on and get your survey of the 'Survival Week'!

Check the following sites for six new BORN FROM PAIN-Songs: (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (AT) (CH) (NL) (NL) (NL)

Furthermore all these websites offer cool prizes (limited Survival packs, signed posters, merchandise vouchers, etc.)!

Look for the truth!


AMON AMARTH confirmed for Rock Area Festival

AMON AMARTH have been confirmed to play the Rock Area festival in Losheim am See in Germany on August 28/29. Click here for more info on the festival:

Other Summer festivals AMON AMARTH will be playing in 2009 include Wacken Open Air and Summer Breeze!

AMON AMARTH will play the Unholy Alliance tour with Slayer, Trivium and Mastodon. The tour starts October, 27 in Manchester.


VOMITORY to enter the studio in early January

On January 5th, 2009 Swedish Death Metal masters VOMITORY will enter Leon Music Studios in Karlstad/Sweden to begin recordings for their seventh (yet untitled) album. Studio owner Rikard Löfgren will once again engineer, partially produce, mix and master the new album like he did with its predecessor 'Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize'!

The new album is scheduled for a October 2009 release through Metal Blade Records in Europe. The release date for the US and the rest of the World is not set yet.


PRIMORDIAL team up with Gibson Guitars! First three shows on Heidenfest tour sold out!

Gibsons have long been the instruments of choice for PRIMORDIAL guitarists Mick Flynn and Ciarán MacUilliam. Now the Irish metallers and Gibson have teamed up for an official collaboration.

Comments Flynn: "Gibsons have everything we want from a guitar - versatile, responsive pickups covering everything from warm clean tones to roaring, heavy crunch. Resonant,solid bodies and easy-to-play comfortable necks. Just great sounding, great looking class guitars!"

MacUilliam adds: "We've played Gibson guitars for years for the great clean tone and warm distortion, so its great to get this support."

Both players are using Gibson Les Pauls and SGs for their unique brand of darkness that combines elements of melodic black metal and Irish folk music into their very own sound . PRIMORDIAL have been a part of the international metal scene for decades, reaching new heights with their latest effort 'To The Nameless Dead' that was praised by music media and fans worldwide.

PRIMORDIAL will embark on an European tour in November, headlining 'Heidenfest' alongside Finntroll, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Manegarn and Catamenia.

The first three shows of 'Heidenfest' are sold out by now!

PRIMORDIAL + Finntroll + Eluveitie + Equilibrium + Manegarn + Catamenia

31.10.08 - DE - Leipzig - Hellraiser *SOLD OUT*
01.11.08 - DE - München - Backstage *SOLD OUT*
02.11.08 - CH - Pratteln - Z7 *SOLD OUT*
03.11.08 - AT - Graz - Orpheum
04.11.08 - CZ - Zlin - Masters Of Rock Café
05.11.08 - DE - Berlin - Postbahnhof
06.11.08 - DE - Hamburg - Markthalle
07.11.08 - NL - Heerhugowaard - Waerdse Tempel + Thyrfing
08.11.08 - DE - Dortmund - Westfalenhalle II + Thyrfing, Enslaved, Eisregen
09.11.08 - FR - Paris - La Locomotive
10.11.08 - BE - Antwerpen - Hof Ter Loo
11.11.08 - DE - Nürnberg - Löwensaal
12.11.08 - DE - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
13.11.08 - DE - Frankfurt - Batschkapp
14.11.08 - AT - Wien - Gasometer
15.11.08 - AT - Linz - Posthof
16.11.08 - HU - Budapest - Diesel



CATTLE DECAPITATION to announce all album details on Halloween

Here's an update from the CATTLE DECAPITATION camp:
"We'll be filming a video at our Che Cafe show on Halloween in San Diego! We're asking everyone in the area to come out to the show and dress like a zombie if you can and get up front, go nuts and show us your stuff!!!" - CATTLE DECAPITATION

Make sure to set your reminders to tell you to head to the CATTLE DECAPITATION MySpace page on Halloween night to check out a new song, the intense album cover, embeddable mini-player, album details and more!


AS I LAY DYING set to film shows in November for first ever DVD

Grammy nominated San Diego, California metallers AS I LAY DYING will be filming a string of dates in November for their first ever DVD to be released in the spring of 2009.

The DVD will include live performances, backstage footage, interviews, photos, production videos, and a documentary on the group covering everything from the band's humble beginnings to the their massive success as one of today's leading metal acts.

 AS I LAY DYING will be playing songs off the album 'Frail Words Collapse' at the show on November 17th in San Marcos, another show on Nov-19 in the So Cal area that will be announced sometime in the next week on the band's site, and their regular live set at The Grove on November 21st.

The Grove show in Anaheim, CA on Friday November 21st will include support from Bring Me the Horizon, Terror, and Born of Osiris. In conjunction with the show at The Grove, AS I LAY DYING and Metal Blade Records will be hosting a contest where fans can enter for a chance to win tickets to the show.

Four winners will be randomly selected to receive two spots on AS I LAY DYING's guest list for the show and each winner and their guest (1 guest per winner) will meet members of AS I LAY DYING, receive an autographed copy of 'An Ocean Between Us' on limited edition vinyl, and will be able to select two items (per participant) of in stock items from AS I LAY DYING's merchandise booth at the show. Enter for your chance to win at . Deadline for entry is 11/17/2008 12:00 AM PST.

Tickets for the live DVD shoot at The Grove on November 21st are $22.50 in advance and $25 day of show. So Cal fans can also tune into Indie 103, KCAL, and KCXX's metal shows as each is giving away tickets for the 11/21 show at The Grove.

Here's what AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis has to say about the upcoming DVD shoots:

"We couldn't be more excited about this short stretch of shows we have planned in the Southern California area. Playing shows all across Southern California is the perfect framework for our upcoming DVD. We are all proud San Diegans and even more proud of the diehard fans we have extending up the California coast. Each show on this mini tour will be distinctly different so that we capture every side of what AS I LAY DYING is all about as well as what we've gone through in the seven and half years of our history. These are shows you won't want to miss."

AS I LAY DYING live/DVD shoot dates:

Mon/Nov-17 San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
Wed/Nov-19 check AS I LAY DYING's site for details TBA this week
Fri/Nov-21 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

The yet to be titled DVD is being directed and produced by Denise Korycki, who also produced and directed the CANNIBAL CORPSE DVD 'Centuries of Torment', so expect this DVD to be packed with amazing live footage, interviews, and much more! The DVD also marks AS I LAY DYING's first release since 'An Ocean Between Us', which was released August 21st 2007 and entered the Billboard Top 200 Charts at 8 making it the highest rock debut on the chart that week.


AMON AMARTH stage times for UNHOLY ALLIANCE tour announced!

AMON AMARTH fans, here's the stage times for the band's performances on the just started UNHOLY ALLIANCE III tour. Some stage times are earlier than announced on tickets or presale sites so please make sure to be there early enough to get literally smashed by Thor's hammer!

Germany / Sweden
5:30pm doors
5:45pm - 6:00pm 15 minutes of fame
6:15pm - 6:45pm Mastodon
7:05pm - 7:55pm AMON AMARTH
8:15pm - 9:00pm Trivium
9:30pm - 11:00pm Slayer

Rest of Europe
5:30pm doors
5:45pm - 6:00pm 15 minutes of fame
6:15pm - 6:45pm AMON AMARTH
7:05pm - 7:55pm Mastodon
8:15pm - 9:00pm Trivium
9:30pm - 11:00pm Slayer


28.10.08 - UK - Wolverhampton - Civic
30.10.08 - UK - London - Hammersmith Apollo
31.10.08 - UK - London - Hammersmith Apollo
02.11.08 - UK - Cardiff - Arena
03.11.08 - UK - Glasgow - Academy
05.11.08 - DE - Offenbach - Stadthalle
06.11.08 - DE - Köln - Palladium
07.11.08 - NL - Amsterdam - HMH
09.11.08 - DE - Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle
10.11.08 - CH - Winterthur - Eishalle Deutweg
11.11.08 - FR - Paris - Zenith
12.11.08 - BE - Antwerp - Lotto Arena
14.11.08 - IT - Milan - Palasharp
16.11.08 - AT - Wien - Gasometer
17.11.08 - CZ - Prag - Incheba Hall
18.11.08 - DE - München - Zenith
19.11.08 - DE - Berlin - Columbia Halle
21.11.08 - DK - Copenhagen - Valby Hallen
22.11.08 - SE - Göteborg - Lisebergshallen
23.11.08 - SE - Stockholm - Hovet
24.11.08 - NO - Oslo - Spektrum
26.11.08 - FI - Tampere - Old Ice Hall
27.11.08 - FI - Helsinki - Old Ice Hall


SUBWAY TO SALLY - New album and more chart entries!

SUBWAY TO SALLY ´s Michael Simon has posted the following news:

Busy times these days! I am on the train from Potsdam to Bamberg right now. The past week we worked hard on new songs for our next album due April 3rd. The tracks mostly done already and will be recorded in November.

On Friday we went to try our new stage outfits, on Saturday we went to the meeting of our fanclub in Gelsenkirchen and got right back to Berlin after that. There we will rehearse and kick off our tour in October! ...we're really looking forward to this!

German Folk Rock/Metal heroes also recently posted an exclusive video at the FanBase on their homepage! The 12 min video shows the band playing short accoustic sets on several sightseeing spots of Potsdam - check it out right here! You have to sign up (for free of course!) to watch the video!

There are also more chart results for their recently released Live CD/DVD, Schlachthof, available:
German Longplay Charts:
1st week: # 23
2nd week: # 55
3rd week: # 81
Schlachthof also smashed into the German Music DVD Top 20 Charts on slot # 3 right after AC/DC and GENESIS!


SYLOSIS - Third video trailer online

UK-based Modern Thrash metallers SYLOSIS just posted the third trailer for their upcoming debut album, Conclusion Of An Age, as well as for their current and upcoming tours at this location! Make sure to watch the trailer until the very end!

Also an exclusive eCard has been launched at this location! Tourdates, Snippets as well as complete songs of the entire album and much more…!

Conclusion Of An Age will be unleashed on October 24th via Nuclear Blast!

The band is currently on tour with WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH & A LIFE ONCE LOST! Don't miss this thrashing powerhouse!
01.02. HU Budapest - A 38
02.02. AT Wien - Arena
03.02. SLO Ljubljana - Gala Hala
04.02. D München - Feierwerk
05.02. IT Bologna - Estragon
06.02. IT San Giorgio - La Gabbia
07.02. CH Erstfeld - Transilvania Live Club
08.02. FR TBA - TBA
09.02. ES Barcelona - Mephisto
10.02. ES Madrid - Caracol
11.02. ES Bilbao - Plateruena
12.02. FR Paris - La Locomotive
13.02. UK Newport - TJs
15.02. UK Peterborough- The Park
16.02. UK Sheffield - Corporation
17.02. IE Dublin - The Button Factory
18.02. UK Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
19.02. UK London - Carling Academy Islington
20.02. BE Vosselaar - Biebob
21.02. NL Enschede - Atak
22.02. LU Esch-Alzette - Kulturfabrik


COMMUNIC - New homepage online

Norwegian Progressive Power metallers COMMUNIC just set up their new homepage for their current album Payment Of Existence -! The band also has collected some exclusive stuff to give away on a competiton! Drop by and participate!


MESHUGGAH - Video interview online recently conducted an interview with drummer Tomas Haake about the song Bleed for their series On The Record´. Watch the piece or check out the entire video interview:


CALLEJON - Video trailer online

German Screamo Metallers extraordinaire CALLEJON just posted a video trailer for their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut album ZombieActionHauptquartier. Check out the short flick HERE.
ZombieActionHauptquartier will be released on November, 21st, via Nuclear Blast.


SIRENIA - New album title revealed

Bandleader Morten Veland of Norwegian Symphonic/Gothic metallers SIRENIA just issued the following statement regarding the band's next album:
The 13th Floor is the title of the new album. The release date is set to the 23rd of January 2009. Expect a melodic and powerful album in the typical SIRENIA vein. The album features guest appearences by Jan Kenneth Barkved (who also did some guest appearances on our debut, At Sixes And Sevens), French violin player Stephanie Valentin adds to the sound along with the sirenian choir who has been an important part of our sound since the very beginning. We will keep you updated all the way up to the releasedate. Cheers! -Morten


SCAR SYMMETRY - New vocalists announced

SCAR SYMMETRY have announced some new decisions among the band:
When things went from bad to worse and we realized that it wasn't going to work out with Christian, we were faced with two options; either calling it quits, or seizing the opportunity to take the next logical step in the evolution of our sound. We chose the latter.
We've used both growls and clean vocals in our music since day one, and with each album we've pushed the envelope of what you can do vocally in a metal band to the point where a lot of the songs on Holographic Universe would be hard if not impossible to sing live. So the question is: Is it really possible to push the vocals even further and manage to perform everything live?

The answer is YES! Instead of hiring a new singer, we decided - some of you might already have figured it out by now - to recruit TWO singers! The idea of having two vocalists in the band is something that's been in the back of our minds for a long time, and after auditioning and rehearsing with two of Sweden's best vocalists we're thrilled, excited, stoked-beyond-belief!

So let us introduce you to...

ROBERTH KARLSSON - lead growl vocals and backing clean vocals

Roberth was our first choice for the growling position. Jonas once called him Sweden's finest growler, which is no overstatement. Roberth has been involved in many bands throughout the years, among others EDGE OF SANITY and FACEBREAKER.

LARS PALMQVIST - lead clean vocals and backing growl vocals
Roberth introduced us to his long-time friend Lars, who blew us away with his powerful-yet-beautiful voice.

You can imagine our excitement when we learned that he's a fantastic growler as well! Despite his amazing talents he's virtually unknown to the metal public, which just might change as of today!
We are very fortunate to have found these guys. They bring to the band not only their incredible skills but also a positive vibe we haven't had for some time.

We've posted a videoclip from when we auditioned Roberth and Lars, as a little teaser... Yes it might come across as we were drunk the entire time, which probably is very close to the truth. Enjoy!


SYLOSIS - Fourth Conclusion Of An Age album trailer online!

UK-based Modern Thrash shredders SYLOSIS just posted the fourth video trailer for their upcoming debut album Conclusion Of An Age. In this last trailer the band tells you a bit about the album itself, its artwork and more. Check it out right here!
Conclusion Of An Age is set to be unleashed on October 24th via Nuclear Blast.


RAGE - Victor Smolski teaches Japan how to play guitar!

This October's issue of YOUNG GUITAR, Japan's biggest guitar magazine includes a special DVD featuring RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski. In that workshop, Victor will present riffs and solos of several RAGE songs. Tablatures for all tracks featured on the DVD will also be in the magazine itself.
For more info go to


NIGHTWISH - New tourdates announced!

Finnish legendary platinum awarded netallers NIGHTWISH have announced their brandnew European tourdates.
After touring heavily around the globe in 2008, the band will continue their successful journey next year, still promoting their latest album Dark Passion Play, which has been certified with certain awards in Europe.
The tourdates are as follows:
11.03. UK London Carling Academy Brixton
14.03. BE Brussels Forest National
15.03. NL Rotterdam Ahoy Arena
17.03. D Köln Palladium
18.03. D Lingen Emslandhallen
20.03. D Karlsruhe Europahalle
21.03. D Erfurt Messehalle
23.03. F Paris Zenith
26.03. D München Zenith
28.03. CH Basel St. Jakobshalle
30.03. IT Mantova Palabam
31.03. IT Pordenone Palasport
02.04. HR Zagreb Cibona Hall
04.04. HU Debrecen Fonix Hall


EDGUY - Tourdates announced!

EDGUY have announced their European tourdates for 2009. Special guests will be Brasilian ANDRE MATOS, Swedish heavies ALL ENDS and hardrockers H.E.A.T.
with ANDRE MATOS (& Band) + H.E.A.T.
Thu 08.01.2009 Dessel (B) Biebob
Fri 09.01.2009 Dudley (U.K.) JB´s
Sat 10.01.2009 London (U.K.) Carling Academy Islington
Mon 12.01.2009 Paris (F) Elysee Montmatre
Tue 13.01.2009 Bordeaux (F) Theatre Barbey
Thu 15.01.2009 Granada (E) La Coper
Fri 16.01.2009 Madrid (E) La Riviera
Sat 17.01.2009 Bilbao (E) Rock Star Live
Sun 18.01.2009 Barcelona (E) Razzmatazz
Tue 20.01.2009 Lyon (F) Transbordeur
Wed 21.01.2009 Mailand (I) Rolling Stone
with ALL ENDS + H.E.A.T.
Fri 23.01.2009 Filderstadt Filharmonie
Sat 24.01.2009 Kaufbeuren All Kart Halle
Sun 25.01.2009 Pratteln (CH) Z7
Tue 27.01.2009 Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
Wed 28.01.2009 Köln Live Music Hall
Fri 30.01.2009 Osnabrück Halle Gartlage
Sat 31.01.2009 Bamberg JaKo Arena
Sun 01.02.2009 Hamburg Docks
Mon 02.02.2009 Gothenborg (S) Lisberghallen
Wed 04.02.2009 Stockholm (S) Arenan
Thu 05.02.2009 Malmö (S) KB
Sat 07.02.2009 Fulda Wartenberg Oval


Band contest completed!

The second NUCLEAR BLAST band contest (this time exclusively via Myspace) is now completed with an incredible amount of 3000 (!) applications from all over the world. So please don´t apply anymore. Now it´s time for us at NUCLEAR BLAST to listen to and evaluate all candidates in order to find a dignified successor for the winner of the 2005 band contest, shooting stars SONIC SYNDICATE. Be thrilled in prospect of what the worldwide young Metal scene has to offer.


BLEEDING THROUGH - Headlining shows this winter

Orange County Modern Extreme metallers BLEEDING THROUGH have set up a few headlining shows during their European tour with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE.
BLEEDING THROUGH headlining shows
07.11. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms w/ Viatrophy, Local
08.11. UK Swindon - The Furnace w/ Annotations Of An Autopsy, Viatrophy
10.11. UK Stoke - Sugar Mill w/ Black Tide, Viatrophy
14.11. UK Liverpool - Barfly w/ Black Tide, Viatrophy
17.11. UK Northampton - Roadmender 2 w/ Black Tide, Viatrophy
20.11. D Osnabruck - Bastard Club w/ Black Tide, Local

09.11. UK Edinburgh - Corn Exchange
11.11. UK Plymouth - Pavillion
12.11. UK Birmingham - Academy
13.11. UK Birmingham - Academy
15.11. UK London - Alexandra Palace
16.11. UK Manchester - Apollo
18.11. NL Tilburg - 013
21.11. D Düsseldorf - Philipshalle
22.11. D Munich - Zenith
24.11. CH Freiborg - FRI-SON
25.11. CH Zürich - Volkshaus
26.11. AT Vienna - Gasometer
28.11. D Wiesbaden - Rhein Main Halle
29.11. D Berlin - Columbiahalle
30.11. DK Copenhagen - Vega
02.12. NO Oslo - Rockafella
03.12. SE Stockholm - Arenan
05.12. SE Lund - Mejeriet
06.12. SE Gothenburg - Liseberghalle
08.12. FI Helsinki -The Cable Factory
09.12. FI Tampere - Pakkahoune
11.12. DK Aarhus - Train


THRESHOLD - YouTube channel launched

UK based progressive metallers THRESHOLD have launched an official YouTube channel with high quality videos including professionally shot live footage of Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams and an exclusive live acoustic version of Ground Control.
The channel also includes THRESHOLD's official videos for Innocent, Pressure and Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams, as well as live footage from the band's 2003 Critical Energy DVD.
The channel can be found HERE. In other news, THRESHOLD will headline the 5th Metal Inferno Festival in Lenzburg, Switzerland on 1 November.


SCAR SYMMETRY - Spanish dates announced

Sweden's finest, SCAR SYMMETRY, have just announced a few Spanish dates to support their last effort Holographic Universe.
05.12. ES Tarragona - Sala Zero
06.12. ES Santander -TBA
07.12. ES Madrid - Ritmo Y Comás
08.12. ES Jaen - La Carolina


DIVINITY - Vdeoclip posted
Canadian Modern metallers DIVINITY have posted a live clip of their song Induce from their current album Allegory. The footage of the clip has been shot at their shows of this year ´s Summer Slaughter Tour in Canada.
Watch the clip right here.


CALLEJON - New MySpace layout and brand new songs available

Zombie-Nation, watch out! Germany´s finest Zombiecore outfit is about to put two brand new tracks on the band´s MySpace page,

On next Monday, October 20th, a brand new MySpace layout will be online as well, so check it out and get zombiefied! The new tracks being available there: Zombiefied and Porn From Spain. Do not miss!

The new album, available on November 21st, is gonna rock the sh*t out of all of you. The friggin´ best piece the band has ever written, that´s beyond any doubt!

Besides a regular jewelcase version there will be a slipcase edition with bonus DVD available. The DVD contains a band documentary showing the recording process of the new album as well as live scenes and band interviews.


IN FLAMES - Signing sessions announced
IN FLAMES will be doing exclusive in store signing sessions during the European tour on the following locations:

Tuesday 21/10 - Milano (Italy)
Time: 15:00 - 15:30
Place of The Signing: Mariposa Duomo
Address: Galleria San Radegonda - Duomo Milano

Wednesday 22/10 - Zurich (Switzerland)
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Place Of Signing: Media Markt
Address: Neue Winterthurerstrasse 7 - 8305 Dietlikon

Thursday 30/10 - Stockholm (Sweden)
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Place Of Signing: Sound Pollution
Address: Stora Nygatan 18 - Gamla Stan - Stockholm

Saturday 1/11 - Gothenburg (Sweden)
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Place Of Signing: CD Specialisten/Rock House
Address: Kungsgatan 38 - 40 - 411 19 Göteborg


AGATHODAIMON - Finally revealed their new vocalist!
Here's a statement from guitarist Sathonys: After lots of rehearsals and a long search, we finally can confirm and hereby present our new vocalist Ashtrael. Amongst the candidates during the past weeks, he was the one that really convinced us with his motivation, attitude and of course his awesome voice! During the next weeks, we'll be working together on the vocal lines for the songs of our upcoming album PHOENIX as well as the setlist/rehearsals for the next gigs. We can't wait to enter the stage again! Agathodaimon is already confirmed to be playing at the WinterNachtsTraum Festival 27.+28.02.2009 - more info about coming gigs soon, but if you're meanwhile interested in getting to know more about Ashtrael, have a look at his profile on our website


DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Subscribe their tourblog!

Germany ´s craziest live band, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, are on tour again. Subscribe their tourblog and thereby get to know about all stories, pictures and news that are happening on the road.
If you don ´t want to subscribe, you can also follow all touring news under


SWWAATS - New studio trailer available
Florida´s Tech Death piece SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY have uploaded another trailer about the studio recordings. The guys are currently recording their upcoming album The Grand Partition And The Abrogation Of Idolatry with James Murphy. See below for part 1 and 2 of their studio diary.
The release date is set for February 13th, 2009.
Part 1
Part 2


RAGE - Victor Smolski racing to the top!
RAGE guitar wizard Victor Smolski has just reached the second position at the Youngtimer Trophy Race in Spa, Belgium. The powerfully prepared M3-motor by Veytal Tuning really paid off - though Victor had a bit of a collision with another BMW at the start, the following laps went just perfect. With great enthusiam Victor's now heading to the Nordschleife circuit again, where he's going to fight his last race for this season.


HAMMERFALL - To play next year´s Wacken Open Air
Swedish Metal legend HAMMERFALL will be playing at next year´s Wacken, the 20th anniversary of the festival. There is going to be sort of a best of setlist by the band, so expect an unbelievable show!

The band will release a new album early next year! Stay tuned for more info and check


SONIC SYNDICATE - New Sonic TV episode online
Swedish youngsters SONIC SYNDICATE have uploaded another TV episode of the so-called SONIC TV.

The band´s currently on tour with label mates IN FLAMES and French Prog metallers GOJIRA!

Love And Other Disasters has been released on September, 19th, and hit the German album charts on # 36!


CALLEJON - Second album trailer available
German zombiecore outfit CALLEJON has uploaded another trailer containing some live sequences of some intense live shows… Check it out!

The new CALLEJON album zombieactionhauptquartier is gonna be in stores November, 21st.

The band has zombiefied their MySpace Page - see the new design at and listen to two brand new songs there.


EDGUY - Signing sessions and radio specials announced!

EDGUY have announced a couple of signing sessions and radio specials along with the release of their new album Tinnitus Sanctus, coming out on November, 14th:

November, 7th: exclusive showcase at German biggest rock radio, Rockantenne, which will be broadcasted on November, 14th
November, 13th: signing session at Media Mark, Wiesbaden, the album will already be available there! The session starts at 17:00h.
In the evening, singer Tobi Sammet will join the Madhouse radio show at HR3.

November, 14th: signing session at Saturn, Fürth, at 17:00h. Release party with DJ set of Tobi at Nürnberg ´s Rockfabrik from 21:00h on.
November, 15th: signing session at Media Markt, Weiterstadt, at 17:00h


SYLOSIS - New song at MySpace

Great Britains Modern Thrash Metal piece SYLOSIS has uploaded another new song to their MySpace page. Check out that killer tune, taken from their new album Conclusion Of An Age, at - The album has been released on October 24th.

The band will be touring together with BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, PSYCROPTIC and CEPHALIC CARNAGE all over Europe in January and February 2009. Check out all tourdates on their MySpace page also.


PAIN - Studio diary, part three online

Can`t get enough of these hilarious PAIN studio impressions, huh? Part three of the so-called Mongoreport - which is an appetizer for the soon-to-be-released superb album Cynic Paradise (release date: October 31st) - features all you ever wanted to see and hear about the magic behind the music: mastermind Peter Tägtgren strolling through the Swedish countryside, Anette Olzon (NIGHTWISH) recording vocals and sheer studio madness everywhere! Go catch a glimpse HERE. Hurdiburdi NOW!
And as if that wasn`t enough you can also check out the ultra-catchy fruits of Anette`s and Peter`s labour: the videoclip for Follow Me is now up here .


DARKTHRONE - Minisite online - Audio available

The minisite for Darkthrone's forthcoming album DARK THRONES & BLACK FLAGS is online HERE , with album information, audio tracks, downloads, and more. Anyone looking for symphonic power metal perhaps best look elsewhere.


OPETH - Roundhouse Tapes DVD - minisite online

Click HERE for a taster of the goodness to come when the long-awaited DVD of Opeth's spectacular Roundhouse show finally lands next month. The site features a video trailer, interview, downloads, gallery, & more.


NOVEMBRE's "Classica", coming October

Novembre's third album CLASSICA, widely regarded as a masterpiece of atmospheric & progressive doom/death metal is due to be re-issued on 27th October, including 3 bonus tracks of rare demo recordings. Pre-order HERE.




The Roundhouse Tapes, the long awaited new DVD from Opeth is released on Peaceville Records on October 27th (UK - November 10th, USA - November 11th).

The DVD will be premiered on November 4th with a special screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square. The screening will be introduced by the band, who will also be available to sign copies of the DVD following the screening. In addition to the DVD, exclusive merchandise will also be on sale at the cinema.

A limited number of tickets for this special evening are available to purchase from the cinema ( / 0870 811 2559) for only £10 (plus 50p booking fee).


Doom metal classics re-released

October 27th sees the release of 2 Peaceville classic albums, namely Paradise Lost's genre-defining GOTHIC, and Anathema's THE SILENT ENIGMA. Both titles come as a special CD/DVD edition; Paradise Lost including a very rare Gothic-era live performance from 1991, and Anathema includes the Visions of a Dying Embrace DVD along with the newly re-mastered The Silent Enigma album. Check out the Peaceville webstore for more information.


OPETH SCREENING - Tickets to be won

Opeth will premier their new 'The Roundhouse Tapes' DVD at the Prince Charles Cinema (Leicester Square) in London on November 4th and you could be there for free!
Metal Hammer are offering 20 pairs of tickets to this exclusive screening and 5 winners will also win a copy of the DVD itself. As if this hasn't greased your wheels enough, the band themselves will be at the screening to introduce the DVD and take part in a special signing afterwards! Click HERE to enter.


IN THIS MOMENT - vocalist Maria Brink on Revolver cover; launch competition on their label's website!

"The Dream", the highly anticipated sophomore album by Californian act IN THIS MOMENT will be released in Europe on October 13th, 2008 (September 30, 2008 in the US).

All European IN THIS MOMENT fans can now win exclusive prizes by visiting, surfing through the website and looking for the evil bunny (see picture above for an example). Once it appears take a screen shot and if you have taken two screen shots at different spots of the website, send them over to
and if you are lucky your efforts will be rewarded with a strictly limited IN THIS MOMENT "Prayers" Picture 7" EP, a rare "The Dream" A1 poster and an IN THIS MOMENT Sticker of the bunny. Good luck everybody!

Furthermore, vocalist Maria Brink was lately honored with a special photo shoot for the cover of renowned US magazine Revolver's Halloween issue where she poses as a "Carrie" - look-a-like based upon Stephen King's famous novel respectively the 1976 film adaptation by Brian De Palma. Check it out by clicking HERE!

Watch the brand-new video clip for "Forever" by following this link:

Don't forget to check out and embed the new IN THIS MOMENT widget for "The Dream":

IN THIS MOMENT will start the worldwide touring campaign for their new album on October 4, 2008 in the US with Bury Your Dead, Five Finger Death Punch and Another Black Day, visit to view their complete itinerary!

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ARCH ENEMY - Announce "Tyrants Of The Rising Sun - Live In Japan" DVD/2CD live-album to be released in November; to play "December Tyranny" Mini-Tour 2008; launch DREAM EVIL cover @ MySpace!

It's official now: Metal masters ARCH ENEMY will be releasing a brand new DVD / Live 2-CD entitled "Tyrants Of The Rising Sun - Live In Japan" on November 24th, 2008 in Europe and November 25th, 2008 in North America via Century Media Records. The DVD contains a stunning live-show filmed in Tokyo earlier this year, an in-depth 40 minutes road-movie feature, and all promo video clips so far shot for the band's latest album-masterpiece "Rise Of The Tyrant". Further details on the formats and packaging will be disclosed soon. In the meantime, here is the track-listing of the live show:

ARCH ENEMY - "Tyrants Of The Rising Sun - Live In Japan":

1. Intro / Blood On Your Hands
2. Ravenous
3. Taking Back My Soul
4. Dead Eyes See No Future
5. Dark Insanity
6. The Day You Died
7. Christopher Solo
8. Silverwing
9. Night Falls Fast
10. Daniel Solo
11. Burning Angel
12. Michael Solo (Incl. Intermezzo Liberté)
13. Dead Bury Their Dead
14. Vultures
15. Enemy Within
16. Snowbound
17. Shadows And Dust
18. Nemesis
19. We Will Rise
20. Fields Of Desolation / Outro

Michael Amott comments on the release as follows: "People are always asking us about Japan and the fans there… It is well known that Arch Enemy has been the most successful extreme metal band in the Japanese market for 10+ years, so we thought it'd be cool to show the Arch Enemy fans worldwide what it's like when we tour there, this is your backstage pass to Arch Enemy, Nippon style!

A lot of people felt that we raised the bar significantly with the quality of the 'Live Apocalypse' DVD - and I agree that was a great DVD, but I believe this monumental experience, that we are calling 'Tyrants Of The Rising Sun" filmed totally in High Definition, - will leave you floored!

With the metal world's #1 producer Andy Sneap mixing the audio and the brilliant Paul Smith editing and directing the visuals, the results are impressive! And Niklas Sundin of Cabin Fever Media bringing in some of the best artwork I've ever seen from him - we have a new DVD that we are very proud to present to our fans!"

Following up the release date of the live-album, ARCH ENEMY are now also proud to announce the final line-up for a string of European dates in December 2008:


LEAVES EYES (Special guest)


The tourdates are as follows:

ARCH ENEMY - "December Tyranny" Tour 2008:
Presented by, Metal Hammer, Rockinvasion / I Music
12.12.08 NL, Uden @ De Pul
15.12.08 CH, Pratteln @ Z 7
17.12.08 D, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
18.12.08 D, Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
19.12.08 D, Bad Arolsen @ Outback

ARCH ENEMY's vocalist Angela Gossow comments on the shows as follows: "This is a very diverse and exciting line-up we got together for these shows - A truly special run!

Not only is this the first time in our history we tour with other female fronted bands, but we managed to cross over heavy metal, melodic metal, thrash/death metal and gothic metal in one billing.

And Mercenary's power metal version of 'Burning Angel' (you can find this on the new Century Media release 'Covering 20 Years of Extremes) def. got stuck in my ears! Sister Sin is an upcoming, hard rocking act from Sweden… And Leaves Eyes will clearly be the 'Beauty' whilst Arch Enemy proudly represents the 'Beast'! Be there when the revolution begins!"

The band is also invited to participate in Doro's "25 Years in Rock" anniversary festival on December 13, 2008 in Düsseldorf (Germany). It will feature many other special guests such as and tickets can be bought at, more info can be obtained at / /

ARCH ENEMY @ Doro's "25 Years in Rock" anniversary festival
13.12.08 D, Düsseldorf @ ISS-DOME

And also don't forget to watch out for ARCH ENEMY's amazing cover-version of the DREAM EVIL classic 'The Book Of Heavy Metal', posted today at!

The track comes off "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes", Century Media's special 20th anniversary compilation, which is available in stores now! It contains 32 mostly exclusive recordings where CM artists cover songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the result is a fascinating journey through the label's impressive musical spectrum. Until the end of the year, Century Media will share some of these tracks with you in weekly turns at

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI - Stream the entire "Shadowheart" album at MySpace NOW!

"Shadowheart", the new album by Finnish Rock'n'Troll stalwarts KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI can now be streamed for one week at the band's MySpace site:!

First impressions of their stunning new video "Jäässä Varttunut" have been posted there as well showing highly interesting behind the scenes footage, interviews with the band members and explains the story behind the song. The full clip will be premiered at the band's MySpace on October 20, 2008!

"Shadowheart" will be released on the following dates:
FINLAND: Wednesday, October 15, 2008.
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, October 20, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, October 21, 2008.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, October 22, 2008.

In October 2008, Kivimetsän Druidi will tour their native Finland incl. an album release gig with Korpiklaani and Battlelore, followed by a European live premiere on the 1st of November at Ultima Ratio Festival ( in Oberhausen, Germany. Afterwards they will embark on a massive European tour in November / December '08 with Korpiklaani, Battlelore and Falchion. See below for the exact dates:


01.11. GER - Oberhausen, Ultima Ratio Festival (with Turisas, Secrets Of The Moon, Kampfar, Koldbrann, XVI Dark Centuries etc.)*

* exclusive fan-package incl. festival ticket, free entry to Ultima Ratio Halloween Party, 2 overnight stays at the 3.5 star hotel Best Western Park Hotel / Oberhausen including breakfast, bus shuttle from hotel to festival and back & more available NOW at

Finnish Fire Tour 2008
Kivimetsän Druidi
01.12.2008 UK - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
02.12.2008 UK - Glasgow ABC 1
03.12.2008 UK - Manchester, Jilly´s Rock World
04.12.2008 UK - London, Scala
05.12.2008 UK - Leeds, Rio´s
06.12.2008 UK - Minehead, Hard Rock Hell II (only KK and B´lore)
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THE HAUNTED - on the road now + touring Europe early 2009 with All That Remains!

While "Versus", the new album by Sweden's metal commando THE HAUNTED is receiving an overwhelmingly positive feedback from fans and media alike, the band checks in from Finland, during their ongoing Scandinavian tour, announcing an exciting full European tour for early 2009 as follows:

"We just finished the first shows for the "Versus" tour in Sweden and Norway. The 'live' studio approach extends perfectly into the live situation, and the new songs rock live.
In other news, we have just confirmed a co-headline tour with All that Remains - so I guess we'll see you all in January - February 2009!!?"

THE HAUNTED co-headlining with ALL THAT REMAINS:

17 Jan UK - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
19 Jan UK - Birmingham, Academy
20 Jan UK - Glasgow, Garage
21 Jan UK - Manchester, Academy
23 Jan UK - Brighton, Concorde 2
24 Jan UK - London, London Astoria 2

Currently touring Scandinavia, THE HAUNTED are set then set to continue touring internationally for "Versus" until the end of this year, as follows:

IRISH TOUR with Trivium:
04.Dec Derry (IRE) Nerve Centre
05.Dec Belfast (IRE) Mandella Hall
06.Dec Dublin (IRE) Ambassador
07.Dec Cork (IRE) Savoy Theatre

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ZONARIA - Post new track @ MySpace and studio report part 1

Promising purveyors of a new generation of Swedish extreme metal, ZONARIA, have launched another track from their upcoming second full-length "The Cancer Empire" at MySpace, check out "Contra Mundum" @!

"The Cancer Empire" was produced by Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates) at Studio Fredman and mastered by Peter In De Betou at Tailor Maid, the first part of a detailed and entertaining studio report can now be watched at:

With influences ranging from Hypocrisy over Dimmu Borgir to Arch Enemy, ZONARIA have forged a misanthropic mix of brutal riffs, melodic harmonies, maniacal drumming, and ominous synth lines that is sure to please metal heads worldwide. "The Cancer Empire" will be released on the following dates:

UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, October 27, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, October 28, 2008.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, October 29, 2008.

German magazine Legacy already hails the new album as "a slab of modern death metal at its best!" (13/15 points)!

To present their new effort live, ZONARIA will join Polish death metal masters Vader on the North European leg of their 25th anniversary tour in October / November 2008, here are the exact dates:

17.10.2008 LIT Vilnius @ Mulen Ruzas
18.10.2008 LAT Riga @ Melna Piektdiena
19.10.2008 EST Tallin @ tba
20.10.2008 FIN Helsinki @ Virgin Oil
21.10.2008 FIN Turku @ Klubi
22.10.2008 FIN Tampere @ Hella
23.10.2008 FIN Oulu @ Kuusisaari
24.10.2008 SWE Umea @ Midnight
25.10.2008 SWE Vasteras @ Sigurdsgatan 25
26.10.2008 NOR Oslo @ John Dee
27.10.2008 SWE Gothenburg @ Musikens Hus
28.10.2008 SWE Stockholm @ Klubben
29.10.2008 SWE Malmoe @ KB
30.10.2008 DEN Copenhagen @ The Rock
31.10.2008 DEN Odense @ Kansas City
01.11.2008 DEN Aarhus @ Train

Read a detailed studio diary by ZONARIA's Emil Nyström at

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TURISAS - Post "A Finnish Summer With Turisas" DVD trailer & more

Finnish folk metal overlords TURISAS, who are currently conquering the UK with the mighty Dragonforce, now present you a brand-new, stunning trailer for their first ever DVD "A Finnish Summer With Turisas".

In summer 2008, TURISAS set out to play more shows across their home country Finland than ever before. With "A Finnish Summer With Turisas" you can join them on their road trip, learn the secrets of sauna and other Finnish traditions on the nights when the sun never sets. Travel from festival to festival and go behind the scenes to find out what makes TURISAS a one-of-a-kind blend of music, traditions, fur, blood and fun. Check out the trailer at the following link:

"A Finnish Summer With Turisas" will see it's world-premier November 1st at the Ultima Ratio Festival in Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle. The DVD will be shown during change-over in a separate room, so you can get the full Finnish flavour on a really big screen! For more info check Ultima Ratio's website:

The brilliant new video for "Battle Metal 2008" has been launched as well. It is high time to finally have an official video-clip for this battle hymn which is also a tribute to the band's dedicated fans (without whom there is obviously no such thing as a crowd favourite). So, watch this now!

The audio version of "Battle Metal 2008" will only be available on the limited edition of TURISAS "A Finnish Summer With Turisas", which will be released on the following dates:

UK / FR / GRE / DK / NOR / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, November 3, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, November 4, 2008.
SWE / FIN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, November 5, 2008.
NORTH AMERICA: Tuesday, November 25, 2008.

TURISAS will be touring UK, US and Europe until March with Dragonforce, so check the following dates and visit or for more info!

08.10.08 Newcastle - Academy
10.10.08 Glasgow - Academy
11.10.08 Belfast - Mandela Hall
12.10.08 Dublin - Ambassador Theatre
13.10.08 Cork - Savoy

TURISAS headlining show
31.10.08 (NL) Den Bosch - W2

TURISAS @ Ultima Ratio Festival
Nov 1 2008, (D) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle, Ultima Ratio Festival (DVD screening)*
* exclusive fan-package incl. festival ticket, free entry to Ultima Ratio Halloween Party, 2 overnight stays at the 3.5 star hotel Best Western Park Hotel / Oberhausen including breakfast, TURISAS "The Varangian Way Director's Cut" CD/DVD & bus shuttle from hotel to festival and back available NOW at!

* = TURISAS headlining shows
03.11.08 US - Seattle, WA - Showbox
04.11.08 US - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater*
05.11.08 US - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
06.11.08 US - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk*
07.11.08 US - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
08.11.08 US - San Diego, CA - Soma
09.11.08 US - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse*
10.11.08 US - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
11.11.08 US - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
13.11.08 US - Magna, UT - Salt Air
14.11.08 US - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
15.11.08 US - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
17.11.08 US - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
18.11.08 US - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
19.11.08 US - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
21.11.08 US - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
22.11.08 US - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
23.11.08 US - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
24.11.08 US - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx*
25.11.08 US - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
26.11.08 US - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
28.11.08 US - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
29.11.08 US - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
30.11.08 US - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
01.12.08 US - Poughkeepsoe, NY - The Chance*
02.12.08 CA - Montreal, QC - Le Medley
03.12.08 CA - Quebec City, QC - Theatre Imperial
05.12.08 CA - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
06.12.08 US - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
07.12.08 US - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
08.12.08 US - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
09.12.08 US - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
10.12.08 US - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
11.12.08 US - Iowa City, IA - Picador*
12.12.08 US - St. Paul, MN - Myth
13.12.08 CA - Winnipeg, MB - The Burton Cummings Theatre
15.12.08 CA - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
16.12.08 CA - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
19.12.08 CA - Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Centre

28.01.2009 (NL) Tilburg - 013
29.01.2009 (NL) Amsterdam - Melkweg
30.01.2009 (B) Hasselt - MOD (Muziekodroom)
31.01.2009 (F) Paris - Elysee Montmartre
02.02.2009 (F) Bordeaux - Barbie
03.02.2009 (ES) Barcelona - Apolo
05.02.2009 (PT) Lisbon - Cine Teatro Corroios
06.02.2009 (ES) Madrid - Heineken
07.02.2009 (ES) Bergara - Jam
09.02.2009 (I) Milan - Alcatraz
10.02.2009 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
12.02.2009 (HU) Budapest - A38
13.02.2009 (A) Vienna - Szene
14.02.2009 (SK) Maribor - Stuk
16.02.2009 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
17.02.2009 (D) Stuttgart - Die Roehre
19.02.2009 (F) Strasbourg - La Laiterie
20.02.2009 (D) Cologne - Underground
21.02.2009 (D) Hamburg - Knust
22.02.2009 (D) Berlin - Kato
24.02.2009 (DK) Copenhagen - Vega
25.02.2009 (SE) Gothenburg - Brew House
27.02.2009 (NO) Oslo - John Dee
28.02.2009 (SE) Stockholm - Tyrol
02.03.2009 (FI) Oulu - Club Teatria
03.03.2009 (FI) Helsinki - Tavastia

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NEVERMORE - Full "Narcosynthesis" clip from "The Year Of The Voyager" live album/DVD posted!

As a brand-new appetizer for "The Year Of The Voyager", the stunning first official DVD by Seattle's NEVERMORE, the song "Narcosynthesis" consisting of footage from Wacken 2006 as well as the main show of the DVD filmed in Bochum (Germany) in the same year, has now been posted as a full video clip at YouTube, check it out now!

The DVD covers the "This Godless Endeavor" touring cycle starting with amazing live footage from the US Gigantour 2005, the Metal Mania Festival 2006 in Poland, the Wacken Festival 2006 in Germany whereas the main DVD show was recorded at the Zeche Bochum in Germany October 11th, 2006. Bonus material includes two songs from the Century Media USA 10th Anniversary Party 2001, all promo videos and an interview with Warrel Dane which was recorded at the Roax Film Studios in Berlin in Spring 2008.

A trailer for the DVD can be viewed here:

"The Year Of The Voyager" will be released as Ltd. Edition 2DVD plus 2CD, Standard 2DVD, Standard 2CD and Ltd. 3LP (the latter two containing the audio from the main show in Bochum only) on October 20th, 2008 in Europe, November 11, 2008 in the US!

Also, do not miss out on Warrel Dane's much acclaimed solo effort "Praises To The War Machine" as well as Jeff Loomis' stunning first all-instrumental solo album "Zero Order Phase" - both albums are out NOW! Visit or to check out some songs and more info.

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ARCHITECTS - UK headline tour

While UK's ARCHITECTS are still touring North America with Suicide Silence, Emmure, Beneath The Massacre on the Cleansing The Nation tour and right before embarking on the Altamont Never Say Die Club Tour 2008 ( across Europe alongside Parkway Drive, Unearth and Despised Icon in early November ARCHITECTS are proud to announce the next step in their never ending, ambitious live activities:

In January ARCHITECTS will tour the UK with very special guests Misery Signals and A Textbook Tragedy!

ARCHITECTS, Misery Signals, A Textbook Tragedy
The Hollow Crown UK Tour 2009
10.01.2009 Yeovil - The Orange Box
11.01.2009 Plymouth - White Rabbit
12.01.2009 Exeter - Cavern
13.01.2009 Newport - TJs
14.01.2009 Birmingham - Academy
16.01.2009 Liverpool - Barfly
17.01.2009 Manchester - Academy 3
18.01.2009 Leeds - Rios
19.01.2009 Glasgow - Cathouse
21.01.2009 Edinburgh - Studio 24
22.01.2009 Newcastle upon Tyne - Academy 2
23.01.2009 Sheffield - Corporation
24.01.2009 Stoke On Trent - Sugarmill
25.01.2009 Peterborough - The Park
26.01.2009 Norwich - Waterfront
27.01.2009 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
29.01.2009 Oxford - Academy
30.01.2009 London - LA2 *
31.01.2009 Brighton - Concorde 2 *
* also w/ Your Demise + Special Guest

This will be the first tour in support of their upcoming album "Hollow Crown", the indisputable jewel of the band's acclaimed and prolific career, which will be out January 2009.

"By the time the Hollow Crown tour comes around in January we won't have headlined in the UK for the best part of a year," says drummer Dan Searle. "So we made sure that this tour would be a set of very special shows. Not only are they our biggest headline shows to date, but we are super excited about the rest of the package too - Misery Signals and A Textbook Tragedy are two of the most exciting modern metal bands out there right now. These shows are going to be amazing."

"We are stoked to be back on the road and playing new songs right now," says frontman Sam Carter, currently on tour across America supporting Suicide Silence and Emmure. "Things are going great over here in the US - it's an awesome feeling to be so far from home and to meet fans that have liked us from the early days and to win over new supporters too. We are definitely looking ahead to the Altamont Never Say Die tour next month too, its gonna be the first time a lot of European and UK crowds get to hear us playing tracks from Hollow Crown and we can't wait to see the reactions!"

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