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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been confirmed for the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary on August 7, 2004. Other bands set to appear at the festival include CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GRAVE DIGGER, THE GATHERING and SAXON. Upcoming IN FLAMES shows: Jun. 05 - Rock-am-Ring, GER Jun. 06 - Rock-im-Park, GER Jun. 12 - ...

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WISDOM To Support EUROPE In Budapest

Hungarian "traditional" metallers WISDOM will be supporting EUROPE at their July 5 gig at Budapest's Petofi Hall. As previously reported, WISDOM have completed work on their debut album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. A video for the track "Strain of Madness", filmed over a month ago in Budapest, can be ...

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DESTRUCTION Drummer Arrested In Italy

DESTRUCTION drummer Marc Reign was arrested in Italy Sunday (May 24) following the band's performance in Brescia. The following statement on the matter was posted on the group's official web site: "After the fantastic gig in Brescia, Italy, the band had massive problems to leave the country by plane from the Milano airport. What happened ...

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SAXON Begin Recording New Album

SAXON are presently holed up at Gems studio in Lincolnshire, U.K. recording tracks for their as-yet-untitled new CD. Photos from the recording sessions have been posted online at this location. SAXON are also planning on releasing another DVD, the content of which is currently a closely guarded secret, but which will include some ...

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RAGE: DVD Details Revealed

RAGE bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner and guitarist Victor Smolski are currently at the Blind Guardian Studio in Germany with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN) completing work on their upcoming DVD, tentatively titled "From the Cradle to the Stage". The two-disc set will consist of the complete January 2004 in Bochum, Germany in 5.1 ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: European Tour Dates Announced

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have lined up the following dates as part of their "Summer Smack Down 2004" tour: Jun. 25 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop Festival Jun. 26 – Munchen, GER @ Garage De luxe Jun. 27 – Affalter, GER @ Zur Linde Jun. 28 ...

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FOREFATHER Set Release Date For 'Ours Is The Kingdom'

England's FOREFATHER have set a May 31 release date through Holland's Karmageddon Media for their for their fourth album, "Ours Is The Kingdom". "Ours Is The Kingdom" was recorded at The Croft Recording Studio in England and features artwork by C.A. Interactive (MORIFADE, SKYFIRE). Commented Wulfstan (guitar, bass & vocals): "With 'Ours is the Kingdom' ...

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PARAGON To Cover SAXON, RUNNING WILD For Upcoming Tribute CDs

German power metallers PARAGON will shortly enter the studio to record a pair of cover songs: a version of SAXON's "20,000 Feet" for an upcoming SAXON tribute CD, plus an as-yet-undetermined RUNNING WILD selection (possibly "Masquerade") for the "Tribute To Running Wild" album being released this summer/autumn. Both CDs will surface through Remedy Records. AS ...

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SAXON: '25th Anniversary World Tour' Dates Announced

Long-running British heavy metallers SAXON have announced the first dates comprising the "Saxon 25th Anniversary World Tour 2004/2005". The details are as follows: Sep. 19 - KB – Malmö, SWE Sep. 20 - Trädgarn – Gothenburg, SWE Sep. 21 - Rockefeller – Oslo, NOR Sep. 22 - Klubben - Stockholm SWE Sep. 24 - Halle ...

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FOREFATHER Finalize Track Listing For 'Ours Is The Kingdom'

England's FOREFATHER have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "Ours Is The Kingdom", due this spring/summer through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). It is as follows: 01. The Shield-Wall 02. Ours is the Kingdom 03. Proud to be Proud 04. The Golden Dragon 05. Smashed by Fate 06. The Sea-Kings 07. To ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL's 'Kings And Queens' Enters German Chart At No. 40

AXEL RUDI PELL's new album, "Kings And Queens" enter the German Media Control chart at position No. 40. The CD also debuted at position No. 75 on the Swedish Album chart. The follow-up to 2002's "Shadow Zone", "Kings And Queens" was produced by Axel and co-produced, mixed and engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, ...

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Former SAXON Drummer Gets TV Exposure

The following update was posted on the web site of former SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler: "'Swing That Tail' from the MAD MEN AND ENGLISH DOGS album [Nigel's side project with SAXON guitarist Doug Scarrett] is getting extensive play on TV — apart from '99 Things To Do Before You Die' on Sky Travel, it's also ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Delayed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have pushed back the release date of their upcoming live album, "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", to April 19 through Regain Records. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro ...

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GRIFFIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BÖHSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL CORPSE CATHEDRAL CHILDREN OF BODOM DEATH ...

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