In a recent interview on a swedish webzine, Adrian Erlandsson ex drummer of At The Gates, now with Cradle Of Filth, declared some interesting stuffs for all the At The Gates fans.
When asked about a possible reunion he answered:
- "Earlier on it has been like, 'no way'. I live in England and there was this show when Haunted and Nightrage played together with Arch Enemy . I talked to both Tompa and the twins and we decided that we will do a couple of shows some time when everyone can find the time, you know." -
He also adds that it can not be done while there is a lot to do with Cradle but that it looks as if it is going to happen.
NILE have announced that "due to last-minute rehearsals with 19-year-old bass player Joe Payne, Karl and Dallas have decided that he will in fact be the bass player on the upcoming European dates starting next week," according to a posting on the group's official web site. "NILE and World Management would like to publicly thank Steve Tucker who, on the drop of a hat, had offered to fill in if needed. He is indeed a friend and member of our extended family."
We remind you that bassist Jon Vesano left NILE last month for "personal and business" reasons.
NILE are scheduled to release their new album, "Annihilation of the Wicked", in March/April, to coincide with their support slot on the U.S. KING DIAMOND tour.
"Infinite Vinyl series will be releasing the Saw You Drown on 10" LP. This is the long out of print mini album from 1998 that collectors regard as the most rare and wanted item in Katatonia's discography. The vinyl version will be limited to 1000 copies, all hand numbered and will come in blue colored vinyl. It'll also feature an unreleased band photo, lyrics for all songs, plus personal liner notes from the band. The release date has been set for April".
From The End Records website:
"Novembers Doom will be playing Progpower Europe in October. www.progpower.com
Also, some words from the listening party: We would like to thank all of our friends who joined us on Tuesday, March 1st for the CD listening and release party. Old and new friends alike shared this night with us with members of Twelfth Gate, Ion Vein, Eden's Fall, Cry for Dawn, Fleshgrind, Usurper, Ritual, Debris Inc., Soil, and producer Neil Kernon to name a few. We sincerely appreciate
each and every person's support, and Scott from Roadrunner did an amazing job in welcoming us and taking care of anything we needed. They CD was played in it's entirety, and then played again mixed in with"metal night" for the rest of the evening. The Video for "The Pale Haunt Departure" was also debuted, with the crew from Autumns End Entertainment on hand to enjoy the response with us. Once again, thanks to everyone who was in attendance and made this a great evening for us!"
From The End Records website:
"In response to the emails we've been getting: yes, we are accepting drummer audition packages.
Send either a audio or video recording of you playing the first 4 songs off "Like Sheep Led To Slaughter" to: CRISIS c/o The End Records. 331 Rio Grande St. 58, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA. You will be required to locate to the L.A. area at your own expense".
Thyrfing has signed a deal with Swedish Regain Records (a.o. Danzig, Marduk, Samael, Overkill) for their next album. The plan right now is to release the album in September. Information about studio and recording will follow shortly at their official website.
Lilitu has parted ways with their bass player. If you are interested in the position please get in touch with the bands at one of these e-mail addresses: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org You must live in or be willing to move to Atlanta, GA. Serious inquiries only please.
German metal veterans RAGE around Peavy Wagner (vocals, bass), Victor Smolski (guitar) and Mike Terrana (drums) have signed a long-term deal with NUCLEAR BLAST. In an official statement, Peavy says: "After our fantastic anniversary tour we were convinced that we want to work with a label that pushes us forward with creative ideas and full power support. With this in our backs we can jump right into the making of our next album. We imagine to do something without stylistic changes but with a wider range of sound. After the good experiences with Victor's latest solo album we want to get the Whiterussian Symphonic Orchestra involved, similar to what we did a couple of years ago on "Lingua Mortis". This time the result will be a lot harder. That's how the new songs sound we recently wrote in first rehearsals. They blend in perfectly with our latest releases."
Yngve Hanssen, the bass-player of the Norwegian Power Metal band Gaia Epicus died in a car crash on 02th March 2005... New Gaia Epicus album is out 23th March 2005. You will hear that Yngve was a great musician...
Ex-Saint Vitus guitarist is back with a new a band, Debris Inc, together with Ron Holzner (ex-Trouble, ex-Novembers Doom, ex-Place of Skulls). The band is described as "a mixture of doom, punk, humor and balls out rock".
They have signed a deal with Rise Above Records, their Self Titled debut is planned to be released on 04/04/2005.
The band will be entering the studio between the following dates: March 10-]17, April 8-]12 and April 17-]23. They had also release a live album entitled "Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword" at 08/02/2005.
It's official. With the new album, the new tour and other new stuff, the band begins 2005 with a modification in the name, due to patent matters.
The change isn't very important, just a new "a" vocal has been added: Shaaman.
The pronunciation is still the same, "shaman" in one word only. To make sure the name was good, the band did consult a real shaman (!)...
The album "Reason" includes 10 new tracks (with a cover from the 80s) and will be released in March in Brasil (Pela Disc).
Translated and adapted from the official website:
The eighth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland during 15.-17.7. has confirmed more Finnish and international artists. The 2005 festival will once again present more than thirty bands from different styles of metal, several of which will be announced on a later date. Already at this point, it is once again evident that there will be something for each and every taste, from old school thrash to modern black metal and everything in between.
Saturday 16.7. will be headlined by the infamous Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir. The band has pushed the boundaries of symphonic black metal with every record and are currently preaparing their next release. That is the reason why the group has toured very scarcely in recent times. Their Tuska-performance will be one of few selected festival shows the band will do next summer. Dimmu Borgir was originally scheduled to play at Tuska 2004 but after being offered one of the headlining slots at Ozzfest, they obviously had to cancel their appearance.
A message posted by Øystein G. Brun on Century Media Records Germany website reveals some interesting new facts:
"Dear fans and associates,
Having created epic metal for several years now, an idea and a vision has arisen within the Borknagar camp, and we hereby want to inform you about how it will affect our forthcoming release: The next BORKNAGAR album will be an acoustic effort based entirely on the epic and progressive aspect of the band. The recording will commence this very spring, most likely in late May, at Toproom Studio in Norway as we are planning an autumn release.
This is something we have wanted to do for many years now, and the idea has lingered within the band ever since the recording of Quintessence and a few private sessions with a grand piano and an acoustic guitar. The album will be acoustic based but largely arranged with a wide range of instruments and vocal styles. It will be recorded by the same line-up that did EPIC, and we will be working with different locations during the recording process in order to catch the sounds of different acoustic environments. Musically the album will be rather dissimilar from what we have done before, though the unique BORKNAGAR-sound will surly shine through.
"OHM:, the new band led by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, are curently laying down bass and drums for their new album with co-producer Petar Sardelich. Songs slated to be included on this Black Note Records release are as follows:
02. Compass Of The Heart
03. Da Vinci
05. William's Amino Acid Flashback
07. Juge In Da Boot
08. What If?
10. Icarus Falls
Mike Sherry has been working on the album cover and photography for the record.
There is a strong possibility that OHM: will be recording a vocal-fronted effort later in 2005 consisting of classic rock blues tunes done in OHM: style. Two tracks that may appear on the CD are CREAM's "Spoonful" and "Sittin' on Top of the World", both of which the band have been performing live. More information will be made available soon".