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CARNAL FORGE Extend CENTURY MEDIA Contract

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have renewed their recording agreement with Century Media Records for two more albums. CARNAL FORGE will kick off The 2003 Metal Gods North American tour Friday night (April 25) at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. Also appearing on the bill will be HALFORD, TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, PRIMAL FEAR and BEHEMOTH. ...

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DANZIG Announces Hollywood In-Store

DANZIG mainman and namesake will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on May 1 to sign advance copies of the group's brand new DVD, "Archive De La Morte", which is set to receive a nationwide release on May 6. Glenn will be signing autographs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ...

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DANZIG Finalize DVD Track Listing

DANZIG have finalized the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Archive De La Morte", due on May 6. It is as follows: 01. Dirty Black Summer 02. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance I) 03. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance II) 04. How the Gods Kill (unedited performance) 05. How the Gods Kill (R Version) 06. ...

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AGENT STEEL Complete Work On 'Order Of The Illuminati'

AGENT STEEL have completed work on their new album, "Order Of The Illuminati". The follow-up to "Omega Conspiracy" is due in Japan in late May through King Records and in Europe in June via Italy's Scarlet Records. A July U.S. release through Artillery Music is tentatively planned. The complete track listing for the album is ...

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DANZIG: 'Blackest' Touring Lineup Confirmed

DANZIG have confirmed the group's lineup for the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, which is set to consist of two dates in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. DANZIG's lineup for the two shows will consist of the following: Glenn Danzig – vocals Tommy Victor (PRONG) – guitar Johnny ...

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DANZIG Announce New Bassist

DANZIG have announced the addition of former DEADLIGHTS/NOTHINGFACE bassist Jerry Montano to the group's lineup. Montano replaces former D-GENERATION four-stringer Howie Pyro, who played with the band during their most recent European tour. DANZIG will headline the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. ...

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BEHEMOTH Added To 'Blackest Of The Black' Tour

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH are the latest addition to the DANZIG-headlined "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, set to take place in early May. The revamped lineup for "Blackest of The Black" now looks as follows: DANZIG SUPERJOINT RITUAL NILE OPETH LACUNA COIL BEHEMOTH Other groups are expected to be announced soon. Confirmed dates so ...

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DEICIDE Cancel Dates Due To 'Crew' Problems

DEICIDE have been forced to cancel several dates on their current The Coalition For Musikal Armageddon Tour 2003, also featuring AMON AMARTH, BEHEMOTH, REVENGE and VEHEMENCE. The following is DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton's official statement on the matter: "Hello this is Glen Benton of DEICIDE. There have been many rumors and speculation about the tour ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: More Dates Announced

A few more dates for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" have been announced. The trek — which will include appearances by EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, BEHEMOTH, MORTICIAN, CARNAL FORGE, OCCULT and CALLENISH CIRCLE — will hit the following cities during October: Oct. 08 – Sheffield, UK - Corporation Oct. ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: First Dates Announced

The first few dates for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" have been announced. The trek — which will include appearances by EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, BEHEMOTH, MORTICIAN, CARNAL FORGE, OCCULT and CALLENISH CIRCLE — will hit the following cities during October: Oct. 10 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Oct. ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: Complete Lineup Announced!

The complete lineup for the upcoming the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" has finally been announced. According to the organizers, Belgium's Metallysee Productions, the trek — which is scheduled to begin in October — will feature appearances by the following groups: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL BEHEMOTH MORTICIAN CARNAL FORGE OCCULT ...

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CARNAL FORGE Added To EXODUS' European Tour

Sweden's CARNAL FORGE have been added to the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003", featuring EXODUS, AGENT STEEL and BEHEMOTH. The trek is scheduled to kick off in October. Exact dates and venues are expected to be announced during the coming weeks. ...

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DEICIDE, AMON AMARTH: First Tour Dates Announced

The first batch of dates for the North American tour featuring DEICIDE, AMON AMARTH, BEHEMOTH, REVENGE and VEHEMENCE have been announced. They are as follows: Mar. 09 - Cricket Club – Irvington, NJ Mar. 10 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA Mar. 11 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Mar. 19 - Bash On Ash –Phoenix, ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5 Expands To Three Days

For the first time in its five years, March Metal Meltdown will expand to three days of metal mayhem, as the festival takes over the Cricket Club Complex in Irvington, N.J., the weekend of March 7-9. "We wanted to get closer to the Big Apple," said promoter Jack Koshick. "As soon as we heard Convention ...

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DEICIDE Drummer: New Album Will Be 'Vicious And Brutal'

DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim has issued the following update on the band's current and upcoming activities: "Greetings DEICIDE fans. News from the bowels of the DEICIDE camp: Work proceeds on the new material and fans should expect a vicious and brutal release from the band sometime this summer. The new disc will contain brand new ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL THAT REMAINS ...

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MARDUK Ink Licensing Agreements For New CD

Sweden's MARDUK have signed licensing agreements with The End Records in the U.S., CD Maximum in Russia, and Hellion Records in South America for the release of their new album, "World Funeral". "World Funeral" is due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A limited-edition CD single/7" EP containing one track ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have been confirmed to appear at this year's Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 7-9 in Bad Berka, Germany. Other acts ...

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DESTROYER 666 Forced To Miss European Dates

Australia's DESTROYER 666 missed several shows on their current European tour with DIABOLIC and BEHEMOTH after drummer Mersus was forced to skip the dates due to "personal circumstances." The band rejoined the tour on Thursday, Nov. 7 in Zaandam, Netherlands, according to an official press release. ...

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INSISION, ANTAEUS, BLOOD RED THRONE Off DEICIDE European Tour!

INSISION, ANTAEUS and BLOOD RED THRONE have dropped off the upcoming DEICIDE European tour due to a "cancellation of tour support" on the part of the tour's organizers, Metallysée, according to Agonia Promotion. The dates are still going ahead, with CENTINEX and MYSTIC CIRCLE filling the sole two support slots. Nov. 06 - UK - ...

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DIABOLIC Replace Singer, Commence Work On New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have amicably parted ways with vocalist Paul Ouellette and have replaced him with ex-COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas. The revamped outfit are currently writing material for their upcoming fourth release, due out in spring 2003. "The new material promises the unrelenting intensity and dynamics that DIABOLIC is known for," reads an ...

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