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E-FORCE Confirmed For UK's METALFEST

E-FORCE, the France-based band featuring former VOIVOD vocalist/bassist Eric Forrest, has been confirmed for the first edition of a new UK festival called Metalfest, set to take place September 25-27, 2009 at JB's in Dudley. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLAZE BAYLEY E-FORCE HANGING DOLL HOLY MOSES INVEY NORTHLAND OMNIUM GATHERUM PYTHIA ...

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MANITOU To Reactivate For Christmas Concert

Finnish traditional heavy metal band MANITOU, which features in its ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, has issued the following update: "MANITOU will reactivate and do a one-off 'comeback' X-mas gig next month in Kotka, Kairo venue at Kesto-Klubi event on December 20. So be sure to check this one out as the ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'Nail' Video Posted Online

"Nail", the new video from Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM, can be viewed below. The track comes off the Finish metal act's fourth album, "The Redshift", which is scheduled for release on September 22 in Europe and October 14 in the U.S. via Candlelight Records. An e-card for the CD can be accessed at

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: New Song Posted Online

A new OMNIUM GATHERUM track entitled "Nail" has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the Finish metal act's fourth album, "The Redshift", which is scheduled for release on September 22 in Europe and October 14 in the U.S. via Candlelight Records. An e-card for the CD can be ...

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ELENIUM: New Demo Tracks Posted Online

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM, whose lineup includes current OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J"), have posted two new demo tracks — "Counterflare" and "Inorganic" — on their MySpace page. Commented the band: "We did a rough rehearsal demo of two brand new songs. Mikael Grönroos was very polite and took care ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Confirmed For Finland's DARK RIVER FESTIVAL

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed for the Dark River Festival, set to take place August 8-9 in Honkala, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, August 8: OMNIUM GATHERUM DEPRESSED MODE SINAMORE MALPRACTICE TWELVE INCHES Saturday, August 9: W.S.O.P PAUL STANLEY BOOZING SOCIETY BUTCHERS BLOCK HEAVY METAL PERSE MOSES GUN ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'The Redshift' Artwork, Video Trailer Available

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM recently finished recording their fourth album, "The Redshift", at Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa and SouthEastSounds studio in Karhula with Teemu Aalto. The CD was mixed at Unisound Studio in rebro, Sweden by Dan Swan (EDGE OF SANITY, HAIL OF BULLETS, NOVEMBERS DOOM). "The Redshift" track listing: ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM recently finished recording their fourth album, "The Redshift", at Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa and SouthEastSounds studio in Karhula with Teemu Aalto. The CD was mixed at Unisound Studio in rebro, Sweden by Dan Swan (EDGE OF SANITY, HAIL OF BULLETS, NOVEMBERS DOOM). "The Redshift" track listing: ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Completes Recording New Album

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM recently began recording their fourth album at Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa and SouthEastSounds studio in Karhula with Teemu Aalto. Commented the band: "All the recordings of the new album are now done and the stuff are in the hands of Dan Swan at Unisound Studio in ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: Mexico, South America Tour Dates Announced

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY will embark on a tour of Mexico and South America in June. Commented the band: "The rumours are true: We're indeed coming back to Latin America to play for some of the craziest metalheads that the globe has to offer. "Mexico and Colombia is familiar ground, and we're looking ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Support DARK TRANQUILLITY In Helsinki

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will support DARK TRANQUILLITY on Sunday, April 20 at Tavastia in Helsinki. Says the band, "Be there and you might hear some flashes of the new material played there!" OMNIUM GATHERUM recently began recording its fourth album at Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa and SouthEastSounds studio to ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update: "Drum recordings of the fourth OMNIUM GATHERUM album have started at Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa. Next weekend we'll change the location to our local SouthEastSounds studio to Karhula where we'll be recording the rest of the stuff with Teemu Aalto. The ...

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MALPRACTICE: More New Songs Posted Online

MALPRACTICE, the Finnish progressive metal band featuring members of TO/DIE/FOR, MANITOU, OMNIUM GATHERUM and REVERSION, has uploaded two new songs "Deception" and "Maze Of Inequity" from their just-released third album, "Triangular", to the group's MySpace page. While still progressive and melodic, "Triangular" also sees the return of some of the thrashier elements in ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Enter Studio This Weekend

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update: "OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed to take part to the last leg of the 'Ithyphallic' Europe Tour in September/October 2008 with NILE, GRAVE and BELPHEGOR. We'll be doing the last leg of the tour and visit UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Check out ...

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MALPRACTICE: New Song Posted Online

MALPRACTICE, the Finnish band featuring members of TO/DIE/FOR, MANITOU, OMNIUM GATHERUM and REVERSION, has uploaded a new song, "Maze of Inequity", from their forthcoming third album, "Triangular", to the group's MySpace page. "Triangular" is scheduled for release on March 19 through Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Astia studio with producer Anssi ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Issues Post-UK Tour Update

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following updates: "The British 'Fiction' tour is over, and we'd like to send our warmest greetings to the crew, audience and the guys in OMNIUM GATHERUM for making it an enjoyable and interesting trip. Photos and videos are beginning to surface on the usual sites, so ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Checks In From UK Tour

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update: "Just a quick note informing you all that the UK run is going great indeed. "After having completed a relatively large-scale tour of Asia, it's a nice contrast to get back to small, intimate venues where the audience is close enough to be bathing ...

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ELENIUM: 'Up The Long Ladder' Video Posted Online

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM, whose lineup includes current OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J"), have posted their video for the song "Up the Long Ladder" on YouTube. Watch the clio below. The track comes off the group's full-length debut, "For Giving - For Getting", which was released in 2003 through England's Rage Of ...

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MALPRACTICE To Release 'Triangular' In March

MALPRACTICE, the Finnish band featuring members of TO/DIE/FOR, MANITOU, OMNIUM GATHERUM and REVERSION, has completed work on its third album, "Triangular", for a March 19 release through Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Astia studio with producer Anssi Kippo and Southeast Sounds in Karhula with Teemu Aalto. The album was mixed by Anssi Kippo. ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Enter Studio In March

Finland's OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update: "OMNIUM GATHERUM will begin to record the fourth magnum opus extravaganza in March and this time the album will be done in three different studios; recordings will be done at Sound Supreme Studios by Janne Saksa and at SouthEastSounds by Teemu Aalto and the mixing and mastering ...

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ELENIUM: 'We Are Anxious To Bring Out Some New Sh*t'

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM, whose lineup includes current OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J"), have issued the following update: "New year, new tricks. That's the plan in camp ELENIUM as well. We've had some new material bubbling under for a while but since we've had all kinds of setbacks like member departures and ...

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EVILE, OMNIUM GATHERUM To Support DARK TRANQUILLITY On UK Tour

British thrashers EVILE and Finnish melodeathsters OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed as the support bands for Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY on their upcoming UK tour in February. The dates are as follows: Feb. 02 - Cardiff, UK - Barfly Feb. 03 - Liverpool, UK - Barfly Feb. 04 - Birmingham, UK - Barfly ...

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MANITOU To Celebrate Anniversary With Hometown Gigs

Finnish traditional heavy metal band MANITOU, which features in its ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with two hometown gigs this weekend: Dec. 07 - Nuorisotalo - Kotka Dec. 08 - Sam's Pub - Karhula MANITOU's third album, "No Signs of Wisdom", was released in July via Metal ...

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