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Abigor - New Label

Reunited Austrian black metal band Abigor have inked a deal with End All Life Records.
The band write in a statement :
"We're glad to announce the co-operation with End All Life Records.
Note: There different reasons for our decision, but at least we're still rooted in the lungs of hell, and not one major/underground label/distribution could offer us a deal similar to End All Life.
So await the release of a great album with the support of an independent label with a worldwide distribution...
Anyway, we'd like to thank all labels and distributions that would have been interested in a co-operation with Abigor."

Band profile: Abigor
Posted: 28.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (0)

Kataklysm - To Reissue 'In The Arms Of Devastation'

Nuclear Blast Records will re-release Kataklysm latest effort, "In The Arms Of Devastation" in North America to coincide with the extensive US touring plans the band has going for 2007. The album is to be reissued in January 2007 with new packaging and will contain the "The End of Serenity: Live in Strassbourg" DVD, which was filmed during the "Serenity in Fire" campaign in France. The CD will also contain all of the band's video clips and will be limited to 5,000 copies.

As officially announced, Kataklysm will team up with Neaera , Fear My Thoughts and Quo Vadis for the "Road To Devastation" European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in January 2007.

Band profile: Kataklysm
Posted: 24.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (2)

Moonspell, Napalm Death, Behemoth - Team Up For European Tour

Portugal's gothic metal kings Moonspell will team up with Napalm Death, Behemoth and Dew-Scented for an European tour in March/April. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Mar. 31 - Austria - Planet Music - Vienna
Apr. 01 - Germany - Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau
Apr. 02 - Czech Republic - Abaton - Praha
Apr. 03 - Germany - Postbahnhoff - Berlin
Apr. 04 - Germany - Markthalle - Hamburg
Apr. 05 - Germany - Batschkapp - Frankfurt
Apr. 06 - Germany - Arena - Celle
Apr. 07 - Germany - Zeche Carl - Essen
Apr. 08 - Belgium - Hof ter Loo - Antwerpen
Apr. 09 - Holland - 013 - Tilburg
Apr. 10 - UK - TBA - London
Apr. 11 - France - Elysee Montmarte - Paris
Apr. 12 - France - Transbordeur - Lyon
Apr. 13 - Switzerland - Z7 - Pratteln
Apr. 14 - Germany - Stadthalle - Lightenfelt
Apr. 15 - Germany - Backstage - Munchen

According to the Moonspell camp, tour dates are currently in planning for Poland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece and most likely Israel. They are expected to be announced soon!!


Band profile: Moonspell
Event: No Mercy Festival
Posted: 24.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (15)

Holy Moses - To Re-Release Disorder Of The Order

German thrash metallers, Holy Moses are again in the studio to mix the live bonustracks for the re-release of the disorder of the order album.the re-release will contain a new coverartwork and the following tracks:

Disorder Of The Order

1. Intro (1:37)
2. We Are At War (4:12)
3. Disorder Of The Order (4:43)
4. Break The Evil (3:13)
5. Deeper (3:37)
6. Hell On Earth (3:59)
7. I Bleed (3:17)
8. Blood Bond (3:00)
9. 1.000 Lies (3:58)
10. Princess Of Hell (3:06)
11. Verfolgungswahn (4:14)
12. Heaven Vs. Hell (1:51)


1. End Of Time - live Markthalle, Hamburg, Wacken Aftershow Party 06th, august 2006
2. Symbol Of Spirit - live Markthalle, Hamburg, Wacken Aftershow Party 06th, august 2006
3. SSP - live Markthalle, Hamburg, Wacken Aftershow Party 06th, august 2006
4. In The Slaughterhouse - live Markthalle, Hamburg, Wacken Aftershow Party 06th, august 2006
5. Video Bonustrack: Im Wagen vor Mir, live Wacken Open Air 2005 - unreleased
Plus Ipod and PDA/Cellphone versions of the video

Band profile: Holy Moses
Posted: 24.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (0)

Immortal - To Headline 'Tuska Open Air' And 'Metalcamp Fest'

Following the previous announcement of reunited Norwegian Black metallers Immortal 's return to the stage in 2007, Photograve Management confirms two further possibilities to experience Immortal live next year:

June 29 - July 1, Immortal will make Finnish ears bleed with their co-headlining performance at Tuska Open Air in Helsinki. This is the first time ever Immortal plays Finland, so it should make for a very special show - being the band's only appearance in Finland for 2007. For more information on Tuska, please visit the official site at

July 20th, it's Slovenia's turn to be conquered, as Immortal headlines the 4th edition of Metal Camp in Tolmin, truly bringing Hell In Paradise to Slovenia. The official homepage of the festival is found at

Immortal's Exclusive Live Appearances For 2007:

April 5-7 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival
June 29 - July 01 Helsinki (FIN) Tuska Open Air
July 13 New York City (USA) - BB King's
July 15 Los Angeles (USA) - The Avalon
July 20 Tolmin (SLO) - Metal Camp
Aug 2-5 Wacken (DE) - Wacken Open Air


Band profile: Immortal
Event: Tuska Open Air Festival
Posted: 24.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (4)

Candlemass - Officially Parts Ways With Messiah

Swedish doom metallers, Candlemass have posted the following extensive update via the band's homepage:

"You have heard the rumours and it is with a heavy heart we must make this official. The band have tried to solve the situation several times, but Messiah cannot be persuaded to sing on the new album. His attitude and demands are way too unreasonable.
I'm very sorry about this, not surprised though.
We have all been very disappointed with Messiahs behaviour during the previous years reunion, especially with his childish and undemocratic way to "discuss" matters before the may recording at Polar in Stockholm. It's not cool when one person refuses to listen to other people, don't give a shit about his bandmates and demands special treatment.
Sure, a little bit of primadonna vices is allowed in a band. But when it comes to the extent that its "my way or the highway" in every little discussion that comes up, it is not fun anymore. We like the thought of five equal metalheads playing together, having fun in the rehearsalroom, at gigs etc. That's the whole point of it if you ask us. Unfortunately negativity and stupidity have been dictating the rules for Candlemass lately.

We hope you all can understand how disappointed we are. And angry! Disappointed with the fact that a grown man can behave so badly towards others - his friends - and for such a long time. And so easily, when he doesn't get everything he wants, throws it all away. We're still in chock! We never thought it was possible for somebody in this great band to have such a bad attitude towards his bandmates!
We are also angry that we have bought the shit for so long. Been fucked over so much, so many times since the reunion 2002. It's really shameful!
It only took a couple of gigs to understand that Messiah wasn't back to make friends, so we have fought hard to keep this together for you - our fans. It's been a rough ride, but when you stand in front of 200 or 2000 or even 20 000 screaming fans it's worth all trouble.

And yes, it was close that last album didn't include Messiah, but we made it happen because we love this music and we love that you guys love us!! But it was the last album with Messiah Marcolin on vocals. We can't deal with the big man anymore. Sorry!!
We tried to reason with him before the recording of the new one but Messiahs behaviour was beyond the acceptable. Mr Marcolin has been too much to take and the reasons behind his departure from Candlemass are not very flattering for him. No details, sorry....too embarrassing.......


Band profile: Candlemass
Posted: 23.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (2)

Wintersun - To Mix New Album In May

Wintersun's drummer Kai Hahto has issued the following update:

"We have to inform you that the last three shows which were in Sweden and Norway are not going to happen in the upcoming European tour. Amon Amarthare heading straight from Europe to support Children Of Bodom in their American tour and this is the reason. We are very sorry for this but it wasn't in our hands and we hope to play some Scandinavian shows in the near future. Also the Ragnarok festival that was supposed to be in May 2007 is cancelled.

"The reason for cancelling this festival is because we have booked Sonic Pump studios to mix the new album with Nino Laurenne in May 2007. The schedule for releasing the second album, 'Time', hasn't been able to hold for many reasons and some of them has been really delaying and slowing down the recording process. And when the recording couldn't finish in the schedule also the mixing had to be cancelled and re-scheduled. Jari is still working very hard to finish the album and to make the best possible second release for Wintersun.

"The release date is now planned to be somewhere in August 2007 but I promise that the wait will be worth it! We are very sorry for this delay! Have patience."

Band profile: Wintersun
Posted: 23.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (30)

Vomitory - To Enter Studio In December

Swedish brutal death metallers, Vomitory will enter Leon Music Studios outside Karlstad, Sweden on December 3 to begin recording their sixth album. The band's statement goes as follows:

"This time we'll work with producer Rikard Löfgren, who is the founder/owner of Leon Music," the band said in a statement. "Rikard Löfgren is still a pretty unfamiliar name within the death metal scene. He mostly works with more commercial music but he is a great producer and has his roots in metal. We know the guy since ages and we have great confidence in him."
It's going to feel strange to do a new Vomitory album not working with our sidekick Henrik Larsson, but we feel it's time to try something new. Since Vomitory isn't exactly an experimental band, we feel that working in a new studio with a new producer is a good way of renewing the band. We have two weeks for the recording and one week of mix and mastering."

The as-yet-untitled CD is scheduled for release at the end of April 2007 through Metal Blade Records.

Band profile: Vomitory
Posted: 19.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (1)

Belphegor - New Song Online/New Bassist

A brand new Belphegor track, entitled 'Belphegor - Hell's Ambassador', has been posted online here. The song comes off the group's new album, "Pestapokalypse VI", due on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records.

In other news, Belphegor have announced the addition of bassist Serpenth to the group's ranks.
The touring line-up currently is as follows:
Helmuth - Heretic Grunts, Chainsaw / Sigurd - Six String Flagellation
Serpenth - Bass Distortion / Nefastus - Drums (session)

Also, Belphegor have scheduled the following Pestapokalypse VI release parties in Hamburg and Salzburg:
Oct. 27 - Headbangers Ballroom - Hamburg, GER
Oct. 28 - Arge Nonntal - Salzburg, AUT


Band profile: Belphegor
Posted: 17.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (1)

Immortal - Set To Headline Norway's Inferno Fest

Reunited Norway's Immortal have been confirmed as the headliners of the 2007 edition of the Inferno Festival, set to take place April 5-7 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway.

Here goes the statemeent of Inferno Fest Team:
"Norway's Immortal disbanded in 2003, after 13 successful years as one of the pioneers of metal. After a solid break, the band has decided to enter the battlefield again, and what better way to do so than performing a few selected, exclusive concert appearances? During Easter the fans will finally get to see the new Immortal live again, headlining the Inferno Festival.
It will be a great show in front of a good mixture of Norwegian fans and people from all over the world. It will be a very special show", Abbath assures."

Immortal also confirmed already for Wacken 2007 and 2 USA dates in July.

Band profile: Immortal
Event: Inferno Festival
Posted: 02.10.2006 by Døc | Comments (3)

Bal-Sagoth - Headliner For Heathen Crusade Metalfest II

Bal-Sagoth has been confirmed as the headliner of the second annual Heathen Crusade festival, set to take place January 19-20 at the Station 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Also newly confirmed for the event are Grey Skies Fallen and Vesperian Sorrow. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

Dark Forest
Grey Skies Fallen
Hordes Of Yore
Vesperian Sorrow
Will Of The Ancients

Related to Heathen Crusade Metalfest II.


Band profile: Bal-Sagoth
Event: Heathen Crusade Metalfest II
Posted: 30.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (4)

Danzig, Lacuna Coil, The Haunted, Belphegor - Tour Dates

Danzig, Lacuna Coil, The Haunted, Belphegor and Asesino will team up for Glenn Danzig's "Blackest Of The Black Tour", which is being revived this winter for a two-week West Coast run. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Nov. 17 - Seattle, WA @ The Fenix
Nov. 18 - Spokane, WA @ The Big Easy
Nov. 19 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Nov. 21 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Nov. 22 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
Nov. 24 - TBA
Nov. 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
Nov. 26 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Nov. 28 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Nov. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Nov. 30 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom

Band profile: Danzig
Posted: 30.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (9)

Vader - New Live Footage Posted Online

A new video footage of Polish death death metallers Vader performing the tracks "Hellelyuah (God Is Dead)" and "Warlords" on September 17 in Warsaw, Poland has been posted online here.

Live footage of Vader performing 'Helleluya (God Is Dead)' at Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland, is now available at this location.


Band profile: Vader
Posted: 29.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (2)

Dark Moor - Finish Recording New Album

Spain-based Power Metallers Dark Moor have posted the following message on their official website:

"I'm writing again just to let you know we've finished the recordings for the new album, and our dearest producer Luigi Stefanini and my bandmate Enrik are currently working on the mixing and mastering of it!!!

I had quite a good recording process. My throat went very well and finished very quickly!! I was really surprised of how fast I was going, so I had time enough to repeat parts that were ok at first time but wanted to improve even more!! I think I have reached with this record an important point in my career and in my way of singing, my voice and style sound really personal. So, we will start soon with the post-production work and promotion, I can't tell you any more for the moment, but will keep you updated, OK?"

The new album is tentatively scheduled for an early 2007 release via an as-yet-undisclosed label. And will also include a guest appearance by the Dutch singer Manda Ophuis of the band Nemesea."

Band profile: Dark Moor
Posted: 29.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (4)

Amon Amarth - New Video Posted Online

Swedish death metallers Amon Amarth's new video of the song 'Runes To My Memory' has been posted online, here (Windows Media required). The track comes off the Swedish metallers' latest album, "With Oden On Our Side", which was issued through Metal Blade Records on 25 September 2006 in the following formats: limited-edition red vinyl LP, standard CD, limited-edition two-CD digipack, and standard LP.

As previously reported, the last three shows of the European tour in Scandinavia got cancelled since Amon Amarth got the chance to support Children Of Bodom in the U.S. - an opportunity they simply couldn't miss. Amon Amarth fans all over Scandinavia shouldn't be too sad though - the band will play a much more extensive leg in Scandinavia in early 2007!


Band profile: Amon Amarth
Posted: 29.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (18)