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'The Art of Noise Tour 2003' Coming To A City Near You

The Guitar World-presented "The Art of Noise Tour 2003", featuring NILE, NAPALM DEATH, DARK TRANQUILITY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, and THE BERZERKER, is shaping up as follows: Jan. 17 – Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX Jan. 18 - The Backroom - Austin, TX Jan. 19 - Canyon Club - Dallas, TX Jan. 21 - Bash on Ash ...

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SHADOWS FALL Confirmed For BEAST FEAST 2002

SHADOWS FALL is the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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VOIVOD: Why We Cancelled NILE Tour

VOIVOD have issued an official statement explaining their decision to withdraw from the upcoming North American tour headlined by NILE. The statement reads as follows: "To Our Fans, "This past summer, we were approached about playing on a package tour starting in January. At the time, we only had tentative plans for recording a new ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Added To NILE Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have replaced VOIVOD as the middle-slot act on the forthcoming North American tour headlined by NILE. Also appearing on the bill will be NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERKER. Confirmed NILE, NAPALM DEATH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE BERZERKER dates are as follows: Jan. 17 – Fitzgeralds - Houston, ...

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Booking Agent Slams VOIVOD Over NILE Tour Cancellation

The booking agent in charge of the forthcoming NILE tour of North America has slammed VOIVOD over the group's decision to cancel their participation in the upcoming month-long trek. VOIVOD were originally set to perform on the five-band bill alongside NILE, NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERKER. However, in an official statement released ...

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ARCH ENEMY: West Coast Dates In December?

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are presently trying to arrange a tour of the U.S. west coast during December. "Nobody will be happier if this works out than us!" the band insisted during a question-and-answer session on their official web site. "The west coast shows with NILE were really something else…even if the Portland one was slightly…ehhh…chaotic!?" ...

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BEAST FEAST 2002: Complete Schedule Announced

The organizers of Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan, have announced the complete schedule for the event. The details are as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTORHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED BURNT BY THE SUN BAT CAVE PULLING TEETH UNDOWN YELLOW ...

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VOIVOD Skip NILE Tour To Focus On Upcoming Album

VOIVOD will NOT be touring North America during January/February as part of a five-band package also featuring NILE, NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERKER. Instead, the quartet are planning on embarking on a headlining tour of the U.S. and Europe shortly following the release of the group's next studio album, The Multiverse, tentatively ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Tour With VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has confirmed plans to tour with the latter outfit following the release of the band's next album, The Multiverse, tentatively due in early March. "We plan to tour together... the original members and myself," Newsted wrote in an Oct. 11 post on the official Chophouse Records message ...

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VOIVOD Still Part Of NILE U.S. Tour: Booking Agent

The booking agent in charge of the forthcoming NILE tour of North America has rejected as "incorrect" the reports of VOIVOD's non-participation in the trek. The tour, originally announced as a five-band package also featuring NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERER, was set to include VOIVOD in the middle slot, with a dozen ...

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VOIVOD To Issue 'The Multiverse' In March

VOIVOD have set The Multiverse as the title of their 13th studio album, which is scheduled to be recorded and mixed at The Plant in Sausalito, CA from October 13 through November 13, 2002. Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has officially confirmed his role as the group's latest addition alongside original VOIVOD vocalist Snake (a.k.a. ...

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NAPALM DEATH Announce European Dates

NAPALM DEATH have lined up the following European dates during November/December: Nov. 13 - Helsinki, FIN @ TBA Nov. 14 - Jyvaskyla, FIN @ TBA Nov. 15 - Tamperg, FIN @ TBA Dec. 01 - Krefeld, GER @ Kulturfabrik Dec. 03 - Hamburg, GER @ Schlacthof Dec. 04 - Frankfurt, GER @ Batschkapp Dec. 05 ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The full list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: SLAYER SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD DOWN HATEBREED ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE ...

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NILE Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002 Festival

NILE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The full list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: SLAYER SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD DOWN HATEBREED ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE NILE ...

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LAKE OF TEARS: New MP3 Clip Posted Online

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have posted an MP3 clip of the track "The Shadowshires", taken from their forthcoming fifth full-length album, entitled The Neonai, at this location. The Neonai was recorded with producer Ulf Wahlberg at Stockholm's XTC studios, and is set for release on August 26th through Black Mark Production. Featuring return ...

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In Their Darkened Shrines - NILE

NILE are one of those bands who are immediately impressive. Whether they move you or not, their technical prowess cannot be disputed. The lengths to which they take their Egyptian concept are unbelievable. Their recordings are always the state-of-the-art in brutal death. The performances are exhausting workouts, from the blur of the strings to the ...

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ARTISAN Commence Work On Debut EP

ARTISAN, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist and Metal Maniacs contributor Perry Grayson, are currently recording their debut EP with engineer Vince Levalois (guitarist/vocalist of PROTOTYPE). They took a short break from tracking to play a gig opening for ARCH ENEMY, NILE, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on July 17th. Next ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman To Host MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVI

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be "special guest host" at Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, set for July 26 - July 27 at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Among the artists scheduled to appear at the event are EXODUS, DRAGONLORD, NOVEMBERS DOOM, INCANTATION, NILE, SEVEN WITCHES, ARCH ENEMY, DEW SCENTED, JAG PANZER, DEBRIS INC., and KATAKLYSM. ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Goes Disco!

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash joined disco legends CHIC and NILE RODGERS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on June 29th for a rendition of CHIC's timeless smash "Le Freak". The performance took place as part of K-BIG 104's celebration of the Saturday Night Fever 25th Anniversary, dubbed Disco Fever. ...

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DRAGONLORD, VIO-LENCE Confirmed For MILWAUKEE METALFEST

San Francisco Bay Area acts DRAGONLORD—featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT—and VIO-LENCE have been confirmed for this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, which is scheduled to take place on July 26th and 27th at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Other artists set to appear at the event, according to the festival's official web site, include ...

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MYRKSKOG Finalize Album Title, European Tour Dates

Norway's MYRKSKOG have set Superior Murder as the title of their second full-length album, due on September 17th through Candlelight Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Domain of the Superior 02. Detain the Skin 03. Trapped in Torment 04. Indisposable Deaths 05. Over the Gore 06. Blood Ejaculation 07. ...

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LAKE OF TEARS: "The Neonai" Samples Posted Online

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have posted an MP3 containing samples of three songs ("Down the Nile", "Sorcerers", and "Nathalie And the Fireflies") from their forthcoming fifth full-length album, entitled The Neonai, at this location. The Neonai was recorded with producer Ulf Wahlberg at Stockholm's XTC studios, and is set for release on August ...

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MYRKSKOG Complete Work On Sophomore CD

Norway's MYRKSKOG will issue their as-yet-untitled second album on September 17th through Candlelight Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Domain of the Superior 02. Detain the Skin 03. Trapped in Torment 04. Indisposable Deaths 05. Over the Gore 06. Blood Ejaculation 07. Utter Human Muder 08. Bleeding Wrists MYRKSKOG ...

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