(Not of so much use to non arabic speakers however I felt that this must be shared as a metal news, nothing more.)
Les Anges de Satan (Satan's Angels, FR) is a 2007 Moroccan movie about that awfully stupid event that happened in Morocco as of 2003, where some metalheads got serious issues with the "law" because of some specific clothes, accessories and music they like. I don't know about the movie's diffusion abroad, but I'm somehow sure it will be at least in France, in the near future.
Synopsis : (IMDB, http://imdb.com/title/tt0903597/)
Casablanca, 2003. 14 young hard-rockers are arrested and condemned for sentences from 3 months to 1 year. What are the accusations? Satanism and shaking the foundations of Islam. Based on actual events.
Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin and Joakim Rosén, Jonnie Tell and Joel Lindell from The Provenance made up a death metal project called Laethora. They will be releasing their debut album "March of the parasite" in Europe on February 26.
More information concerning Laethora and pre-ordering the album are available on their website and their myspace "http://www.myspace.com/laethora"
Tamara Press (started by Daniel from Incision) will release on 23 of this month a huge nice 500 page book about Swedish Death Metal, containing a listing of about 900 bands, and many other information such as the fanzines that were active in those days, interviews of 30 of the most important characters in the Swedish Death Metal Scene including members from bands like Merciless, Grave, Dismember/Carnage, Treblinka/Tiamat... a huge number of pictures, etc...
All in all, A MUST for Swedish Death metal maniacs !!!!
The book is about 1,5 kg heavy and costs 50 Euro. 55 Outside Europe.
An exclusive release party will be on the 26 of January at Kafé 44 in Stockholm. A party for invited OLD FARTS only. The flyier nicely claims "STRICTLY NO POSERS, HARDLY ANYONE UNDER 30 ALLOWED ENTRANCE" And will feature unique performances of Nirvana 2002, Grotesque and Internment.
Swedish death metal band Crypt of Kerberos reunited after more than ten years of inactivity. After releasing their demo compilation in 2005 (The Macrodex of War) under Australian record label Bleed Records, the band is planning on recording new material, which will be quite different from the early days but yet will still have the CoK touch according to the band members. Let's wait and see.
Current line up :
Peter Bjärgö - Guitar
Jonas Strandell - Guitar
Mattias Borgh - Drums
Christian Eriksson - Vocals
Stefan Källarsson - Bass
Crypt of Kerberos' debut album World of Myth is available through Adipocere records.
According to Therion's official website, (and directly quoting it) the band will play at the Palace Hall/Bucharest/Romania, on December 9th with nearly 70 musicians of the Academic Radio Choir, 100 instrumentists of the Romanian Radio Orchestra and guest classical singers from Vienna, awarded as best opera-voices world-wide.
The repertoire includes famous classical pieces in Therion's version, as well as Therion songs with symphonic orchestra, some of them never played live before.
Tickets are on sale starting October 25, on 3 price ranges
I - Eur 70 (rows A:11-33; B,C: 11-33; D, E)
II - Eur 55 (rows F&G: 1-27)
III - Eur 25 (rows J, K, L, M)
GWN Records have announced to release a live DVD and a live CD by Canada's avant-garde death metal band Gorguts in 2006. The album "Live In Rotterdam" is scheduled for March; the live DVD "Live At The Whiskey" is expected to be released sometime in the forthcoming December. It will include various bonus material such as extra pictures, footage, and an exclusive interview with Luc Lemay and Big Steeve.
France's Kalisia posted further news on their upcoming debut album "Cybion" stating "that 99% of the material was been recorded, just 3 or 4 vocal passages are missing. The final mixing will be soon."
They also stated that a bonus CD may be sold with Cybion, "Origin". Plus a remastered version of their "Skies" Demo.