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Children Of Bodom - DVD Release Date Pushed Back Two Weeks

Children Of Bodom's "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live" has had its U.S. release date pushed back to October 24 from the previously announced October 10. The DVD will be issued in Finland on October 11 and the rest of Europe on October 16.

Also, note that the DVD+2CD "Deluxe Sound & Vision" edition of "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live" will only be available in continental Europe via Universal. Spinefarm Records will not release this version in Finland and it will not be issued in the U.S.

You can listen to "Living Dead Beat" from the new DVD, here.


Band profile: Children Of Bodom
Posted: 05.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (4)

Bizarrekult - New Black Metal Project From Russia

Bizarrekult is a new cold, grim and depressive black metal band from Russia.

Bizarre, unique band member of the project, describes his band as "a meeting of classical Black Metal with the hypnotic sounds and shamanic intonations of Tatar language."

For Bizarre, "Bizarrekult" is a message for those who are tired of this living, tired of chaos in the world where misanthropy becomes nothing but the only life codex for everyone. It is a new total KVLT!!!"

You can join "the kult" on their official Myspace page =>

Posted: 05.09.2006 by Jeff | Comments (11)

The Old Dead Tree - Finds New Guitarist

French Gothic Metal band The Old Dead Tree have now gotten a replacement guitarist for Nicolas Chevrollier who left the band in May so he could take care of his family and newborn son. The band are happy to announce Gilles Moinet as new The Old Dead Tree guitarist. Gilles will make his on stage debut for The Old Dead Tree when the band play live on the 23rd September in Geneva (CH). He will then play in Lyon (FR) the next day.

Here is a comment by frontman Manuel Munoz: "Gilles has a deep sense of melody and brings the band new influences that foretell an even richer and more varied music than before. His will to come forward and his involvement in The Old Dead Tree give us the highest hopes regarding our forthcoming third album".

Band profile: The Old Dead Tree
Posted: 05.09.2006 by Necromancer_S | Comments (0)

Belphegor - To Embark On European Headlining Tour In November

Austrian extreme black/death metal outfit Belphegor will embark on a European headlining tour in early November. Support at the shows is expected to come from Sethearil (to be confirmed) and Deranged, plus a fourth, as-yet-undisclosed act.

Tentative dates are as follows (details to be announced at a later date):

Nov. 02 - Switzerland
Nov. 03 - France
Nov. 04 - Spain - Mephisto - Barcelona
Nov. 05 - Spain - Rytmo & Kompass - Madrid
Nov. 06 - Portugal - Porto
Nov. 07 - Spain - Iguana - Vigo
Nov. 08 - France
Nov. 09 - France
Nov. 10 - Holland - Goudvishal - Arnhem
Nov. 11 - Holland - Bolwerk - Sneek
Nov. 12 - UK - Satan's Hollow - Manchester
Nov. 13 - UK
Nov. 14 - Germany - Bastard Club - Osnabruck
Nov. 15 - Denmark - Stengade - Kobenhavn
Nov. 16 - Sweden - TBA - Gothenborg
Nov. 17 - Norway - TBA - Oslo
Nov. 18 - Sweden
Nov. 19 - Sweden

Belphegor will release its new album, "Pestapokalypse VI", on October 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. A North American tour with Unleashed and Krisiun will follow in February.

Band profile: Belphegor
Posted: 04.09.2006 by lordz | Comments (3)

Angra - New Single Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for the new Angra single, The Course of Nature", has been posted online at this location. The title song, which will also appear on the band's upcoming full-length CD "Aurora Consurgens", is expected to be released as a "virtual single" later this month.

The recordings of "Aurora Consurgens" began in July at the House Of Audio studios in Germany under the guidance of longtime producer Dennis Ward. All the tracking took place at the Via Musique Estúdios, in São Paulo with Thiago Bianchi as the assistant producer. Dennis then flew back to Germany and mixed the material, which was recently mastered by the renowned Finnish producer Mika Jussila. An October release is expected.


Band profile: Angra
Posted: 04.09.2006 by lordz | Comments (8)

Mayhem - Banned From Playing Poland; Vocalist Issues Statement

Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar has issued the following statement regarding the recent attempt by the "Polish government" to ban the band from playing their country:

"A fascist-religious government in Europe hides behind its democratic façade!

"Some time ago, Mayhem was set to play in Poland. And we were very excited to deliver a great show to our Polish fans! The Polish government didn't warn us of any requirements, rules or guidelines in advance. So, thinking that all the details were taken care of, we set out with all our equipment and our entire stage set. One day before the show however we were informed that the Polish government had banned us from playing the country! And without any official statement or explanation!

"When we looked into the situation, we saw that many Polish newspapers claimed that this action was merely based in politics as it was close to the next Polish elections. It seems that politics and religion are very strongly interlocked in the country. Could this be a new form of religious dictatorship and inquisition?

"Needless to say, this caused a huge existential and financial loss for the band and our promoters. Not to mention a huge theft to the hundreds of fans who had bought tickets in advance.

"How much longer do we have to suffer from these false, distorted, sick, politically religious regimes and dictatorships? How can a simple metal band be deemed a serious danger for the government and its citizens? It shows the weakness in Poland 'democracy.'

"I grew up in an ex-communist country just like Poland. And I remember how the official history had 'changed' from one day to the next. I remember the chaos and confusion this caused in the school system and realized this during my final high school exams in 1988.

"This world is totally fucked up and hypnotised! And we are all suffering from a lifetime of lies! I know that my Polish friends can understand and relate to what I am saying. I recently heard from the Hungarian metal band Sear Bliss that their show in Poland was raided by armed police-commandos in ski-masks only moments before show time!

"Someone must take a stand. Our only weapons are musical instruments yet they reply to us with machine guns! I am not afraid of priests and politics! How far will this go? Where has the freedom of speech, art and religion gone? Maybe it is in the ass of their pope? I would like to tell the Minister of Poland and his government to kiss all of our asses and fuck off!"


Band profile: Mayhem
Posted: 04.09.2006 by lordz | Comments (15)

Dark Funeral - Fights Back Against 'Corrupt Record Labels'

Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral announced the formation of a new "movement" called "Musicians Against Corrupt Record Labels".

According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, "The main point with the movement is to enlighten and warn artists and music fans about certain corrupt record labels within the scene . . . The time has come to cleanse OUR scene from these rotten imbeciles! Let them feel our infernal wrath..."

For more information, visit


Band profile: Dark Funeral
Posted: 04.09.2006 by lordz | Comments (1)

Destruction - 'Best Of' Album Planned, European Tour Dates Finalised

German Thrashers Destruction have announced that they will be releasing a 'Best Of' album in early 2007. The album will be called 'Best Of Classix'. Destruction will enter the studio this month to record the album. More information is to be announced soon.

Also, dates for Destruction's 'Thrash Inferno 2006' European tour have been finalised. The tour will include Destruction, Dead Head, Legion Of The Damned and Izegrim.

The complete list of dates looks like this:

08.09.2006 - NL - Burgerweeshuis - Deventer
09.09.2006 - NL -Dynamo Club - Eindhoven
10.09.2006 - NL -Patronaat - Haarlem
12.09.2006 - Pol - Warsaw, Progresja Club
30.09.2006 - Spain - Alcala de Henares, Rockzinante Excalibur Metalfest
07.10.2006 - DK - Aalborg, Aalborg Metal Fest
02.12.2006 - Portugal - Lisboa, Thrashmania 2006 /Corrois-Almada
29/30.12.2006- CH - Pratteln, Z7 - End of Days Festival

Band profile: Destruction
Posted: 04.09.2006 by Necromancer_S | Comments (0)

Kamelot - DVD/CD Entire Details Revealed, North American Tour Dates

Kamelot's first DVD entitled 'One Cold Winter's Night' will be released via Steamhammer/SPV on October 30. It will be available as a double DVD , double CD or a 2DVD/2CD doublepack with poster. The track listing is as follows:


01. Intro: Un Assasino Molto Silenzioso
02. The Black Halo
03. Soul Society
04. The Edge of Paradise
05. Center of the Universe
06. Nights of Arabia
07. Abandoned
08. Forever
09. Keyboard Solo
10. The Haunting
11. Moonlight
12. When The Lights Are Down
13. Elizabeth (Part I, II & III)
14. March of Mephisto
15. Karma
16. Drum Solo
17. Farewell
18. Curtain call/Outro


* Behind the Scenes
* Band interviews
* Making of "The Haunting"
* Up-close interview with Thomas Youngblood at home
* Casey Grill at ddrum
* Interview with Simone Simons from EPICA
* Huge photo gallery
* Band Bio and Top 5
* Discography


* "The Haunting"
* "March of Mephisto"
* "March of Mephist" (uncensored)
* "Serenade"
* "March of Mephisto" live at Sweden Rock 2006

CD 1

01. Intro: Un Assasino Molto Silenzioso
02. The Black Halo
03. Soul Society
04. The Edge of Paradise
05. Center of the Universe
06. Nights of Arabia
07. Abandoned
08. Forever
09. Keyboard Solo
10. The Haunting
11. Moonlight

CD 2

01. When The Lights Are Down
02. Elizabeth (Part I, II & III)
03. March of Mephisto
04. Karma
05. Drum Solo
06. Farewell
07. Outro

"One Cold Winter's Night" was recorded on February 11, 2006 at the historic Rockefeller Musichall in Oslo, Norway. Kamelot enlisted renowned film and video director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, Iin Flames) to chronicle the night's events. Bringing with him from Gothenberg, Sweden, Patric had a large crew of professionals and equipment, including 18 cameras, that would be used in and around the concert grounds.

The title for the band's first DVD to date (based on an earlier Kamelot song title) was chosen long before the actual shoot. Ironically this winter turned out to be one of the longest and coldest in the country's history, with enormous amounts of snow and numerous chaos-causing blizzards.

In other Kamelot news, two more supports for the band's North American tour have been announced. The Ben Jackson Group and Cryptic Vision will appear along side Kamelot at the 16.09.06 - State Theater, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA show.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 04.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (3)

Motörhead - New Album Enters Norwegian Chart At No.9

Motörhead's new album 'Kiss Of Death' (recorded at the Paramount studios in Los Angeles with Cameron Webb, who also worked with the group on their last effort. The CD includes guest appearances by Poison guitarist C.C. Deville and Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez), has entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 9. According to SPV Records, a recent band resurgence in Norway has led to twice as many copies of 'Kiss of Death' being shipped compared its predecessor, 'Inferno'.

Kiss Of Death debuted on the Swedish album chart at position No. 13. This marks the highest chart position in Sweden in the legendary band's career spanning 31 years.

Band profile: Motörhead
Posted: 04.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (1)

Sarah Jezebel Deva - Comments About Dissection's Frontman Passing

Cradle Of Filth backing singer 'Sarah Jezebel Deva', has sent a statement to Blabbermouth regarding the passing of Dissection frontman Jon Nödveidt.

Nödtveidt, 31, was found dead on August 16 at his apartment in Hässelby, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden, the apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In December 1997, Nödveidt was arrested for the murder of Josef Ben Meddaour and served seven years for accessory to murder and possession of an illegal firearm.

In a posting on the official Angtoria forum, Sarah Jezebel Deva stated in part, "I think commiting suicide, although very close to doing it myself at times, is bullshit! What the fuck was he thinking? Ending the Dissection legacy by making a kvlt statement and killing yaself! Fucking bullshit, if you ask me. . . Whatever his reasons, RIP, but I still think he is an idiot for doing this." (Read Sarah's entire posting here.

Elaborating on her online posting, Sarah Jezebel Deva has sent the following statement to Blabbermouth:

"People do or say things without thinking of the consequences we are ALL guilty of that. I wish people would stop acting as if they are so damn perfect.

"I can assure you my comments were NOT meant to offend they were totally innocent, they were said out of disappointment, nothing else.

"It doesn't matter what you say or do, people will interpret what you say how they see fit. People see what they want to see.

"The topic of Jon's death was on almost every message board and I participated in a thread on my OWN message board where the comment was extracted. I commented on what happened because I was kind of shocked. Of course you are going to be shocked when someone you once knew kills themselves.

"Anyone who read the original statement and had half a brain knew damn well I wasn't bad-mouthing him, but you can't educate the thick, can you?!

"I'm issuing this statement because I wanted to clear this up with ANYONE directly connected with the band. The rest of the judgmental, double-standard twats who made negative comments can kiss my arse!

"Thank you."


Band profile: Angtoria
Posted: 04.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (5)

Amoebic Dysentery - New Songs Available

You can check out a couple of new tracks from Georgia based goregrinders Amoebic Dysentery's awesome new album, "Hospice Orgy", over at the band's official MySpace page. The album was recently released through Deathgasm Records.


Posted: 04.09.2006 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Slayer - Live Videos Posted Online

Slayer's official website has posted three songs ('Blood Red', 'Cult' and 'Eyes of the Insane') recorded live from a show in Vancover, Canada, on the 13th July.

You can watch the videos by visiting their website,


Band profile: Slayer
Posted: 04.09.2006 by lordz | Comments (2)

After Forever - Prepares To Record New Album

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal outfit After Forever has posted the following message on its official web site:

"The upcoming period we will be in the studio recording the new After Forever album together with producer Gordon Groothedde!!! It will be our sixth album (including the mini album 'Exordium') and it will be the beginning of a new After Forever period with a new label! This album will of course contain all the After Forever elements, but also some new suprises!

"We're still negotiating . More info about the definite label soon! We'll be in the studio for at least two months. We will also do a South American tour in between and two festivals in Holland."


Band profile: After Forever
Posted: 04.09.2006 by lordz | Comments (0)

Vader - Finish Filming New Video, Clip Posted Online

The finished product of the recently recorded Vader video of the track 'Helleluyah (God Is Dead)' has been posted online at Vader's official website. The video was directed by Andrzej Wyrozebski. Regarding the video Vader has said "...a video-clip for "Helleluyah (God Is Dead") is available through! You have been warned!".

The video can be seen by going to the 'video' section of Vader's website. Here is the direct link to the video -


Band profile: Vader
Posted: 04.09.2006 by Necromancer_S | Comments (4)