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BRUTALITY: Deal With STILL DEAD PRODUCTIONS A No-Go

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have backed out of their previously announced plan to sign a one-album deal with Poland's Still Dead Productions. No reason was given for the change of plans. The group are still intending to enter the studio in May or June to record a four-song EP, due later in the year ...

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CHAOSBREED: A Finnish Death Metal Supergroup

CHAOSBREED is the name of a brand new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of the following musicians: Nalle Österman - drums (ex-GANDALF) Oppu Laine - bass (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI) Marko Tarvonen - guitars (MOONSORROW) Esa Holopainen - guitars (AMORPHIS) Taneli Jarva - vocals (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE) CHAOSBREED draw influences from "many directions, but some associations ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Announce European Tour Dates

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have lined up the following European tour dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 07 – Halmstad, SWE @ Diezel Mar. 08 – Karlskoga, SWE @ Wictoria Mar. 14 – Halden, NOR @ Studenthuset Mar. 15 – Trondheim, NOR @ Studentersamfundet ...

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ENTOMBED Finalize Track Listing, Title For New Album

Sweden's ENTOMBED have set "Inferno" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due on May 13 through Music For Nations Records. According to the band's official web site, the CD title "suits how the general feeling of the album came out." The complete track listing for "Inferno" is as follows: 01. Retaliation 02. The Fix ...

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ENTOMBED Announce European, South African Gigs

Sweden's ENTOMBED have announced the following tour dates during the coming months: Mar. 22 - Esbjerg, DEN @ TBA Mar. 28 - Björkliden, SWE @ Fjällanläggningen Apr. 17 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Apr. 20 – Groningen, NETH @ Noordshock Apr. 21 – Nijmegen, NETH @ Doornroosje May 02 - Durban, RSA @ TBA ...

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NASUM To Tour Finland With ROTTEN SOUND

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have announced a four-date Finnish tour with grindcore monsters ROTTEN SOUND. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 23 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Apr. 24 – Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko Apr. 25 – Turku, FIN @ Säätämö Apr. 26 – Tampere, FIN @ Klubi As previously reported, NASUM's forthcoming CD, "Helvete" ...

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THE HAUNTED's ARO Was Not Misquoted: Finnish Journalist

The author of the previously published interview with THE HAUNTED frontman Marco Aro in which the singer slams label Earache Records over their business practices has provided to BLABBERMOUTH.NET Finnish-language MP3s of Aro making the alleged statements as proof that the singer was not misquoted. Aro, who conducted the interview with Timo Isoaho ...

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DISMEMBER To Use Artist DAN SEAGRAVE For Upcoming CD

Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have enlisted the services of artist Dan Seagrave (ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, MORBID ANGEL) to do the honors for their upcoming album, "Where Ironcrosses Grow", due in September through Hammerheart Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Hate Campaign", which is currently being recorded at Stockholm's Sami studio, will contain the following tracks, among others: ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Live Show To Be Broadcast

A HELLACOPTERS live show recorded last Nov. 7 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden will be broadcast via Swedish national radio P3 on March 6 at 9:00 p.m. THE HELLACOPTERS feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals. ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: New Album Will Be 'Insane'

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update via their official web site: "Haters, pay attention! "Just a quick news-flash for you to let you guys know that we are almost done with the songwriting for album number three, to be recorded over ...

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MURDER SQUAD Set Spring Release Date For 'Ravenous, Murderous'

Sweden's MURDER SQUAD, featuring DISMEMBER bassist Rickard Cabeza, DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Kärki, ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnwind, will issue their sophomore album, "Ravenous, Murderous", in the spring through Threeman Recordings (ENTOMBED's own label). "We are still working for releases in North & South America and Asia and we will keep you ...

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DAMNED NATION Land New Deal

Sweden's DAMNED NATION, featuring former SKINTRADE/JAGGED EDGE frontman Matti Alfonzetti, have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records and are currently finishing up work on their fourth album, "Sign Of Madness", for a fall release. According to the band, "the recording of the album started about a year ago but had to be cancelled due ...

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NASUM Complete Work On 'Helvete'

Relapse Records recording artists NASUM have completed work on their forthcoming record, entitled "Helvete". "Helvete", Swedish for "Hell", was recorded in Sweden's Soundlab Studios, with production from the band's own Mieszko Talarczyk. The final track listing for "Helvete" is as follows: 01. Violation 02. Scoop 03. Living Next Door to Malice 04. Stormshield 05. Time ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'METALLICA Are A Joke!'

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has slammed his former bandmates over their decision to tour this summer with LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT, calling the move "an obvious cash thing" and claiming that the group are "not staying true to their words." "It's a joke, I think METALLICA are just a joke," Newsted told Britain's

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ALPHA SAFARI Announce Swedish Gig

Sweden's ALPHA SAFARI (formerly WASHOE), the new band formed by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and three former members of MISERY LOVES CO. (vocalist Patrik Wirén, bassist Patrik Thorngren and drummer Olle Dahlstedt), have announced a show at Skylten in Linköping, Sweden on March 23. ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL: Running Order Announced

Norway's second Inferno Festival, which is set to take place from April 17-19 in Oslo's Rockefeller and John Dee clubs, has announced the complete schedule for the event. The full rundown is as follows (closing act first): Thursday, April 17: Rockefeller: THE KOVENANT OPETH ENTOMBED BELPHEGOR 1349 John Dee: TAAKE PERISHED GRAND ALCHEMIST LOST AT ...

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ENTOMBED Line Up Gig At Swedish Ski Resort

On March 28, Sweden's ENTOMBED are scheduled to perform a headlining show in Björkliden, a ski resort very far up north in Sweden. As previously reported, ENTOMBED are about to begin mixing their as-yet-untitled new album at Gröndal and Toytown studios in Stockholm with producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt (FIRESIDE) for a late spring release through Threeman ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Line Up Scandinavian Dates

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have lined up the following Scandinavian tour dates during February/March: Feb. 27 - Malmö, SWE @ KB Feb. 28 - Helsingborg, SWE @ Tivoli Mar. 01 - Lund, SWE @ Blender@Tegnérs Matsalar Mar. 07 - Halmstad, SWE @ Diezel Mar. ...

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ENTOMBED: The Fix Is In!

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED are laying down vocals for their as-yet-untitled new album at Gröndal Studio in Stockholm with producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt (FIRESIDE) for a late spring release through Threeman Recordings. The album, the basic tracks for which were recorded at Atlantis Studio, will include the following songs, among others: 01. The Fix Is In ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Announce New Singer

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update via their official web site: "Let us introduce you fuckers to our new vocalissa. We welcome Ms. Jo Enckell to the family of HATE. You have yet to wait to hear what she sounds like, ...

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THE PROJECT HATE To Enter Studio In April

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update via their official web site: "2003 will be a interesting year for us as well as for you Haters. After the fuck-up with the planned re-recording of the DEADMARCH album, we are back on track again, like ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Get Certified

THE HELLACOPTERS' "By The Grace Of God" opus has been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. It is the second gold album for THE HELLACOPTERS, who achieved the same feat with their last release, 2000's "High Visibility". THE HELLACOPTERS, based in Stockholm, feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke ...

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BRUTALITY Sign With STILL DEAD PRODUCTIONS

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have signed a one-album deal with Poland's Still Dead Productions. The group will begin recording their forthcoming CD, "From the Ashes", in February for a tentative late summer release. Featured on the album will be contributions from original guitarist and founding member Larry Sapp, bassist Jeff Acres, and vocalist Scott ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: Tale Of The Missing Tapes

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have abandoned plans to issue a reworked version of an unreleased album from guitarist Lord K's (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) previous band, DEADMARCH, as the group's next CD. "The planned DEADMARCH album won't be re-recorded as fuckin' idiot Tomas Skogsberg [projected producer for ...

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