The following news was posted on Nile official website:
"World Management would like to announce that unfortunately the three shows planned for South Africa will not happen due to local promoter problems. The band was looking forward to playing for their fans in South Africa but unfortunately cannot go under the present circumstances. We hope to be able to come to South Africa in the future."
22.10.2008 RSA, Cape Town
24.10.2008 RSA, Durban City
25.10.2008 RSA, Johannesburg
Subway To Sally´s Michael Simon has posted the following short news update:
"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!"
The following news was posted at the Skyforger official website:
"We are pleased to announce that after a longer hiatus, Skyforger is finally back in studio to record follow-up to the last full length "Thunderforge", which came out back in 2003. This is the first time band has decided to abandon "Phoenix" studio where all previous albums were shaped and now will try out different surroundings. A recording takes place in calm environments of personal studio "Lauska" of band's own member Kaspars Barbals who's supervising all the processes. As usually Skyforger will be producing the album themselves; there are planned ten brand-new compositions in total, but no album name or song titles are known by this stage. Two weeks ago drummer Mazais nailed down all drum parts and in next week bass player Zirgs will complete his bass lines."
Nuclear Blast Records has posted the following message online:
"It is an honor to announce that Nuclear Blast and Suffocation are finally joining forces! Nuclear Blast is proud to welcome one of the most popular and important bands in death metal history, and without a doubt the heaviest fuck ing metal band ever come out of New York! This is a dream come true for the staff as well, as we are all huge longtime Suffocation fans. There's no doubt that the band is one of the most influential bands ever, as we hear their sound even in most of today's 'scene' bands! We cannot express how happy we are as we've known the guys for some time now. We would like to thank them and their management for helping making this happen. The future looks bright! Stay tuned because 2009 will bring you 'Blood Oath.' You've been warned!"
The following news was posted at Grave Digger official website:
"Dear Fans, we will tour Russia next month again ... three shows in a row for the Russian fans. We are very excited about that cause the Russian fans are very special and enthusiastic."
Here are the dates :
2008-10-19 Russia - Moscow - Plan B
2008-10-20 Russia - Kaliningrad - DK Rybakov
2008-10-21 Russia - St. Petersburg - Orlandina
"The "Hangman" mix is finished and we are very happy with the result. I think is one of the hardest record we ever did. Today the "video single track - Pray" will be online at the youtube.com page from Napalm Records. Here´s the link. But don't get irritated, this is the extended single version . The album is a "bit" harder then the single. The tracklist will be released in the next days."