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COUNT RAVEN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish doom legends COUNT RAVEN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ...

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OOMPH! Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

OOMPH! have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Open For OVERKILL In New York City

According to a posting on the B.B. Kings Blues Club web site, Finland's SONATA ARCTICA will open for OVERKILL at the New York City venue on Thursday, April 14. This is just three days before SONATA ARCTICA kick off their North American tour in Canada. SONATA ARCTICA will play B.B. Kings again 11 days later ...

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ReliXIV - OVERKILL

It's hard to believe that OVERKILL has entered its 20th year of existence and just released its 14th long player, "ReliXIV". And the best part about it is that the true-blue, old-school thrashers among us can still be proud of the product and the fact that OVERKILL still doesn't give two shits about trends. I ...

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REGICIDE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

German gothic metal band REGICIDE have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN ...

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AC/DC, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD Titles Among New DualDiscs Released In February and March

AC/DC's "Back in Black", JUDAS PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution", MOTÖRHEAD's "Overkill", SAMMY HAGAR's "Hallelujah", SLAUGHTER's "Then and Now", and TESLA's "Standing Room Only" are among the more than 25 additional titles set to be released on DualDisc during February and March. DualDisc is an exciting new double-sided music entertainment product that combines audio and video ...

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WOLF Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Sweden's WOLF have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL PRETTY MAIDS ...

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METAL CHURCH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

METAL CHURCH have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK ...

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ENDHAMMER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's ENDHAMMER have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK ...

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THRESHOLD Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL ...

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FATES WARNING Confirmed For Holland's HEADWAY FESTIVAL

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING have been confirmed as the headliners of the Headway Festival in Amstelveen, Netherlands on April 3. The band's appearance at Headway and their previously announced five headlining shows in February will most likely be their only shows in Europe this year. After April, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos will ...

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COMMUNIC Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

COMMUNIC, the Norwegian progressive/power metal band featuring ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF ...

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OVERKILL Singer Discusses New Album 'ReliXIV'

Eagle Rock/Spitfire Records has set a March 22 North American release date for the new OVERKILL album, "ReliXIV". With 2005 marking the 20-year anniversary of their first record-deal signing, and 14 full-length studio albums under their belt, OVERKILL continue to present high-quality, no-frills, solid working-class thrash on their latest album. "We're the real deal, and ...

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FATES WARNING To Film 'Simple Human' Video

FATES WARNING are reportedly scheduled to film a video for the song "Simple Human" on January 23. Directing the clip will be Jerry Clubb of MentalSuplex Productions, who has previously worked with SIX FEET UNDER on their "Dead and Buried" video. "Simple Human" (mp3) comes off the group's recently released CD, "FWX", available ...

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DISSECTION And APOCALYPTICA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

DISSECTION and APOCALYPTICA have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX DISSECTION EDGUY EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK ...

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FATES WARNING: More European Tour Details Revealed

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING have announced the venue details for their upcoming European tour, scheduled to take place next month. The dates are as follows: Feb. 16 - Wigwam - Budapest, HUN Feb. 17 - TBA - Sofia, BUL Feb. 18 - Vox Music Club - Istanbul, TUR Feb. 19 - Hydrogios - ...

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GOREFEST Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX EDGUY EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK MERCENARY ...

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ANATHEMA Warn Against Missing DVD Booklets

Britain's ANATHEMA have issued the following message regarding their recently released DVD, "Were You There?": "We have had some emails from people saying that they haven't received the booklet with their DVD. "First, we'd like to apologise for this although, as you are aware, this is not our fault. We are looking into the situation ...

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SAMAEL Frontman Talks About Split With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

SAMAEL guitarist/vocalist Vorph recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the group's latest CD, "Reign of Light", and their split with longtime label Century Media Records, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: Antenna: The most urgent question for me tonight must presumably be the your split with Century Media in favour of ...

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SAMAEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX EDGUY EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL ILLDISPOSED MARDUK MERCENARY NIGHTWISH OBITUARY OVERKILL ...

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SUFFOCATION Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary death metallers SUFFOCATION have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX EDGUY EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL ILLDISPOSED MARDUK MERCENARY NIGHTWISH ...

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OVERKILL: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Long-running New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have set "Relix IV" a the title of their new album, tentatively due in March 2005 via Spitfire Records in the U.S. and Regain Records in Europe. "Relix IV" track listing: 01. Within Your Eyes 02. Love 03. Loaded Rack 04. Bats In the Belfry 05. A Pound Of Flesh ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Inks Endorsement Deal With BC RICH

New York metal guitar workhorse Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, ex-SAVATAGE), who has appeared on more than twenty albums since he burst on to the metal scene in 1994 with his band FROSTBITE, has inked an endorsement deal with BC Rich. The list of musicians that Jack has had the pleasure to call fellow band members ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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