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IN FLAMES Drummer To Take Part In Online Chat

Drummer Daniel Svensson of IN FLAMES will take part in an online chat tomorrow (Tuesday, January 20) at 3:30 p.m. CET on the Swedish MSN page. IN FLAMES was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held on January 7 at Hovet in Stockholm. The band ...

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BONAFIDE Signs With BLACK LODGE RECORDS

Swedish rockers BONAFIDE have inked a deal with Black Lodge Records. The band will enter Music A Matic Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden mid-February to begin recording its sophomore album with producer Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MILLENCOLIN, SAHARA HOTNIGHTS). Black Lodge will release an expanded edition of BONAFIDE's debut album for the worldwide market in 2009. ...

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IN FLAMES Bassist Schedules NAMM Appearances

Bassist Peter Iwers of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES will attend this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. He will take part in the following signing sessions: EBS booth (Hall D #3382): Friday, January 16 - 1:00 p.m. ...

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OPETH Mainman Comments On Swedish GRAMMIS Loss

IN FLAMES was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was last night (Wednesday, January 7) at Hovet in Stockholm. The band also performed the song "Alias" during the ceremony, which was broadcast live on Swedish national channel TV4. The artists were nominated for their most recent releases, all ...

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IN FLAMES To Perform At Sweden's GRAMMIS Awards

IN FLAMES will perform at the Swedish Grammis awards, which will be held January 7, 2009 at Hovet in Stockholm. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Swedish national TV4 between 8 and 10 p.m. CET. IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, MILLENCOLIN, SABATON and OPETH are competing for the "Best Hard Rock" honor at the Swedish Grammis ...

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Reunited NO FUN AT ALL To Play Free Show In Stockholm

Reunited Swedish punk rock pioneers NO FUN AT ALL will play a free show at Mega Skivakademin (Sergels Torg) in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of their brand new album, "Low Rider". Fans attending the event will have an opportunity to buy the new CD and get ...

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BONAFIDE: In Pre-Production Mode

Swedish rockers BONAFIDE have started pre-production for the follow-up to their debut album, which was released in September 2007. Chips Kiesbye, SATOR guitarist and celebrated producer who has previously worked with THE HELLACOPTERS, MILLENCOLIN and SAHARA HOTNIGHTS, among many others, will handle the production on the new CD. Recording will take place in Studio Muscamatic ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: Scandinavian Tour Dates Announced

Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES will embark on an extensive tour of Scandinavia this winter. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 29 - Tyrol, Stockholm (S) Jan. 30 - Palace, Kalmar (S) Jan. 31 - The Tivoli, Helsingborg (S) Feb. 04 - Blaest, Trondheim (NO) Feb. 05 - Garage, Bergen (NO) Feb. 06 - Stavanger ...

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN Confirmed For Switzerland's GREENFIELD FESTIVAL

Germany's death metal and hardcore fusionists HEAVEN SHALL BURN have been confirmed for this year's Greenfield Festival, set to take place June 13-15 in Interlaken, Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA BEATSTEAKS BIFFY CLYRO BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB BLACKMAIL BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE COHEED AND CAMBRIA DIE RZTE DIE MANNEQUIN DONOTS ...

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SCARS ON BROADWAY Confirmed For Germany's AREA4 FESTIVAL

SCARS ON BROADWAY, the new band from SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, has been confirmed for the Area4 Festival, set to take place August 29-31 in Ldinghausen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA BETA SATAN BLOODLIGHTS DIE RZTE DREDG GOGOL BORDELLO KILIANS LESS THAN JAKE ...

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LINKIN PARK Confirmed For Switzerland's GREENFIELD FESTIVAL

LINKIN PARK has been confirmed for this year's Greenfield Festival, set to take place June 13-15 in Interlaken, Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA BEATSTEAKS BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIE ÄRZTE ENTER SHIKARI IN FLAMES JAGUAR LOVE KETTCAR KILIANS LINKIN PARK MILLENCOLIN NOFX PANTEÓN ROCOCÓ RISE AGAINST ...

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MILLENCOLIN To Release 'Machine 15' In May

Revered Swedish punk rock outfit MILLENCOLIN is back with "Machine 15" — the band's first record in three years and the follow-up to 2005's "Kingwood". The album will be released on May 6 through Epitaph Records. With an impressive string of releases behind them, nearly two million records sold worldwide and having shared stages with ...

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DAN SWANÖ Talks About New NIGHTINGALE Album

CenZu of the Finnish Dan Swanö fan site www.swano.net recently conducted an interview with Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, SECOND SKY, BLOODBATH). A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow: Q: How have you been, you have had a busy year I've understood. Would you care to tell us a little ...

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KOTITEOLLISUUS Confirmed For Finland's ANKKAROCK Festival

Finnish metallers KOTITEOLLISUUS have been confirmed for the Ankkarock festival, set to take place August 4-5 at Merikotkanpolku 2 in Vantaa, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS APULANTA DAMN SEAGULLS DIR EN GREY (JPN) DISCO ENSEMBLE HANOI ROCKS JONNA TERVOMAA KOTITEOLLISUUS LAPKO LENINGRAD (RUS) MAIJA VILKKUMAA MAJ KARMA ...

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HANOI ROCKS, THE GATHERING, AMORPHIS Confirmed For Finland's ANKKAROCK

HANOI ROCKS, THE GATHERING, AMORPHIS and POISONBLACK have been confirmed for the Ankkarock festival, set to take place August 4-5 at Merikotkanpolku 2 in Vantaa, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS APULANTA DAMN SEAGULLS DIR EN GREY DISCO ENSENBLE HANOI ROCKS LAPKO LENINGRAD MAIJA VILKKUMAA MAJ KARMA MANDO DIAO MILLENCOLIN PMMP ...

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Late NASUM Frontman Honored By MILLENCOLIN's MATTE

Former NASUM/current COLDWORKER drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the NASUM web site: "As most of you probably know, Mieszko [Talarczyk, NASUM guitarist/vocalist, victim of the Southeast Asian tsunami] ran a studio called Soundlab together with Matte from [Swedish pop-punk band] MILLENCOLIN. They started with a shitty eight-tracker and developed their skills ...

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Former NASUM Members Launch New Project

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I wasn't joking when I said that the weekend would be the best one this year — it really was. I had a lot of fun and was really happy all the time. "Jon [Lindqvist, NASUM bassist] came to Örebro ...

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BURST Announce U.K. Tour In Support Of New Album

Sweden's BURST have announced a U.K. headlining tour in support of the release of their new album, "Origo", out on October 17 via Relapse Records. The national tour will kick off on October 24 in Manchester at the Star & Garter. Support on the BURST headlining tour will be provided by South Wales' TAINT. This ...

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BURST Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's BURST have completed work on their new album, entitled "Origo". The follow-up to the band's acclaimed 2003 release "Prey on Life" was recorded at Gothenburg's Music-a-matic studios with producer/engineer Fredrik Reinedahl (BURST, IN FLAMES, CROWPATH) and Henrik Lipp (KENT, UNION CARBIDE PROD., MILLENCOLIN, D-A-D, etc.). "Origo" sees BURST "plow headlong into their sophomore effort ...

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DAN SWANÖ Re-Opens UNISOUND RECORDINGS Studio

Multi-talented Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö has announced plans to re-open his legendary Unisound Recordings studio. Commented Swanö: "THE LEGEND IS BACK!!!!! (I always wanted to write that!!!) "I have decided to re-open the gates to Unisound Recordings (where I recorded bands like OPETH, KATATONIA, MARDUK, DISSECTION, MILLENCOLIN, EDGE OF SANITY and many, many more.). "This ...

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BURST Confirmed For Sweden's MALMÖFESTIVALEN

Sweden's BURST have been confirmed for the Malmöfestivalen, set to take place August 19-26 in Malmö, Sweden. Other bands scheduled to appear during the week-long festival are ENTOMBED, DARKEST HOUR, THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY and BEECHER. BURST recently entered the legendary Music-A-Matic Studios (KENT, UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS, MILLENCOLIN, BRODER DANIEL) in Gothenburg, Sweden with longtime ...

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