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GOREFEST And SIRENIA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

GOREFEST and SIRENIA have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SYSTEM OF A DOWN WITHIN TEMPTATION PAPA ROACH HELMET ALTER BRIDGE KREATOR CHIMAIRA ...

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GOD FORBID To Headline THE RIDGLEA METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

GOD FORBID's U.S. headlining tour will be making a stop in Fort Worth, Texas on April 9 as part of The Ridglea Metal and Hardcore Festival. This bi-annual event features an all-day indoor three-stage format, with two alternating main stages in the cavernous theater room on the main floor of the 1940s art-deco-era-theater-turned-live-venue. Supporting will ...

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SLAYER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLAYER, CALIBAN, CHIMAIRA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, H20, IMMOLATION, MADBALL, METAL CHURCH, MURPHY'S LAW, PRIMAL FEAR, WITHIN TEMPTATION and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Team Up With THE HAUNTED For U.S. Tour

MACHINE HEAD will reportedly be embarking on a U.S. tour with THE HAUNTED beinning in mid-May. Also rumored to be on the bill are DEVILDRIVER and IT DIES TODAY. As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD will be joining forces with LAMB OF GOD for several U.S. Midwest dates beginning in May. MACHINE HEAD will be touring ...

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MACABRE, POWERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MACABRE and POWERWOLF are the latest bands confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: AMON AMARTH ATROCITY BARCODE BEHEMOTH BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN DARK TRANQUILLITY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ...

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DEVILDRIVER Working On Artwork For New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Our bass player Miller is flying in tomorrow from Boston, and Monday morning (Feb. 21) we are all going down to L.A. to shoot pics for the new record. Also, been working ...

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SUCH A SURGE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Germany's leading crossover act SUCH A SURGE are the latest band confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: AMON AMARTH ATROCITY BARCODE BEHEMOTH BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN DARK ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Join LAMB OF GOD Tour

According to a posting on MACHINE HEAD's web site, LAMB OF GOD have asked MACHINE HEAD to be a part of their U.S. Midwest tour beginning in May. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. MACHINE HEAD then plan to embark on a headlining stint immediately afterward in support of their upcoming live DVD, ...

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GOD FORBID Announce U.K. Headlining Tour

New Jersey thrash titans GOD FORBID have announced a headlining tour in March. Confirmed dates are as follows: March 19 - London, UK @ Camden Underworld March 20 - Oxford, UK @ Zodiac March 22 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tut's March 23 - Northumbria, UK @ University March 24 - Manchester, UK @ Academy ...

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GOD FORBID Enter Studio May 1; Headlining Tour Set For April

GOD FORBID are currently hard at work writing material for their highly anticipated new album, "IV: Constitution Of Treason", set for a fall release. The group will enter the studio on May 1 to begin recording the follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Gone Forever", which garnered mainstream praise and helped expose them to a whole ...

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DEVILDRIVER Singer On New Album: 'Expect Brutality'

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will release their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" on Roadrunner Records this coming spring. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" will be "a much more brutal, metal release" for the ...

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Hardcore/Metal DVD Compilation To Surface In February

Century Media Records will release the DVD compilation "Eye For An Eye – The New Breed Of Hardcore & Metal" on February 21 in Europe. A compilation of modern bands that share their true love to hardcore or metal music, the DVD is described in an official press release as "a collection of some of ...

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IN FLAMES Perform PANTERA's 'Fucking Hostile' For DIMEBAG, Victims For Asian Earthquake

IN FLAMES performed a cover of PANTERA's "Fucking Hostile" as a tribute to both "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) and the victims of the recent undersea earthquake and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts during their headlining appearance at Monday night's (Dec. 27) "Hammered at Xmas" concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Meanwhile, support act CALIBAN ...

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GOD FORBID: New Video To Debut On 'Headbanger's Ball'

GOD FORBID have just completed an extensive European tour with MACHINE HEAD and CALIBAN and will soon embark on the Stillborn Festival trek alongside such genre titans as HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, CANDIRIA and FULL BLOWN CHAOS. The group's new video for their current album's title track, "Gone Forever", shot by acclaimed director Zach Merck (12 ...

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MNEMIC Nominated For Danish Metal Awards

Danish modern thrash metallers MNEMIC have been nominated for five awards at the Danish Metal Awards. The categories in which they were nominated are as follows: * Album of the Year ("Audio Injected Soul") * Live Band of the Year * Music Video of the Year ("Deathbox") * Guitarist of the Year (Mircea Gabriel Eftmie) ...

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IN FLAMES: Live DVD Due In June 2005

Sweden's IN FLAMES are currently working on a DVD, entitled "A Night In Flames", featuring the band on their 2004 world tour. The last stop on the trek is the special IN FLAMES show in London (Carling Apollo Hammersmith) on December 27, whre the group will be joined by LACUNA COIL, CHIMAIRA and CALIBAN. The ...

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MNEMIC: New Album To Receive Japanese Release

Danish modern thrash metallers MNEMIC will have their latest album, "The Audio Injected Soul", released in Japan on February 2, 2005 via Soundholic Records. The follow-up to last year's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" was recorded at AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. In other news, MNEMIC guitarists Micea Gabriel Eftemie and Rune Stigart ...

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DEVILDRIVER: Recording Update

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are currently at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas recording the follow-up to their self-titled debut, tentatively due in April/May 2005 via Roadrunner Records. Commented Fafara: "First of all, DEVILDRIVER would like to thank you all for a great year — anyone ...

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