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KRUGER Signs To LISTENABLE RECORDS

Swiss noisemongers KRUGER have inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The band's third studio album, "Redemption through Looseness", is being recorded at Belle Fontaine studios in Lausanne, Switzerland and will be mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts. Mastering duties will be handled by Alan Douches in New York. KRUGER's last ...

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SANCTITY: New Album Title Announced

Asheville, NC classic metal quartet SANCTITY has set "Road to Bloodshed" as the title of its new album, due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group formed in 2000 and is comprised of Jared MacEachern (vocals, rhythm guitar), Zeff Childress (lead guitar), Billy Moody (bass) and Jeremy London (drums). SANCTITY was signed by longtime ...

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CHANGER: Another New Song Posted Online

Icelandic extreme metal band CHANGER has posted another new demo song, entited "Drown in Misery", on its MySpace page. The track is the second of five new cuts recorded since the release of the band's "Breed the Lies" EP in June this year. CHANGER expects to spend the next few months writing material ...

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HATESPHERE: New Album Due In April

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have issued the following update: "Home again after a fantastic tour in the U.K. with French metal hippies from GOJIRA and we are back to the writing of new material. "We have five songs ready so far that we recorded for a small pre-production this weekend. It's gonna be some heavy stuff, ...

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ANATA Podcast To Air This Week At THE METAL OBSERVER

Swedish death metal masters ANATA have been busy composing a variety of new material and playing assorted show dates in support of their latest album, "The Conductors Departure" (Earache) throughout Europe. One of the top international online metal resources, TheMetalObserver.com, recently conducted a podcast interview with Fredrink Schalin, vocalist and guitarist of ANATA. Check out ...

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CHANGER: New Song Posted Online

Icelandic extreme metal band CHANGER has posted a new demo song, called "God Shaped Hole", on its MySpace page. The track is one of five new cuts recorded since the release of the band's "Breed the Lies" EP in June this year. CHANGER expects to spend the next few months writing material for ...

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GOD FORBID Guitarist Issues Post-European Tour Update

GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle has issued the following update: "We are very happy to be home from a great European run as part of the Hell On Earth Tour. HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MAROON, CATARACT, PURIFIED IN BLOOD, A PERFECT MURDER, and NARZISS were all great people and excellent bands. Some of my personal highlights ...

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France's X-VISION Announces Special Christmas Show

French metal/hardcore act X-VISION has announced a special show on December 19 at Les Trinitaires in their hometown of Metz. The first set will be composed of the band's entire first album, "Time of the New Slavery", while the second set will feature the 11 tracks to be included on the group's forthcoming second CD, ...

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GOJIRA: 'To Sirius' Video To Debut On 'Headbanger's Ball' This Weekend

French extreme metallers GOJIRA's video for the song "To Sirius" will make its North American debut this weekend (Sept. 23) on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" show. According to a press relase, the video is "a technical wonder produced by famous French photographer Alain Duplantier: it was entirely made from photographs displayed at various speed, one after ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Tour North America With AMON AMARTH

CHILDREN OF BODOM will team up with AMON AMARTH, SANCTITY, and GOJIRA for a North American tour in December. Tentative dates so far are as follows: Dec. 01 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Dec. 04 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Ballroom Many more dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM's DVD, ...

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SHE SAID DESTROY Issues Post-Tour Update

Norwegian extreme metallers SHE SAID DESTROY have issued the following update: "So our U.K. and Ireland tour ended about a week ago. We had a great time travelling with SYLOSIS, GOREROTTED and CRYPTOPSY. I truly enjoyed getting to watch these bands every night for about 10 days. Our second-to-last show on the tour was as ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Swedish high-energy thrashers DARKANE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON DIE KRUPPS MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK ...

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ANCIENT RITES Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA ...

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LIV KRISTINE Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

LIV KRISTINE (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) is the final artist confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. Kristine will be performing with a classical string quartet and various other guests, including Devon Graves (DEADSOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ). The complete festival billing ...

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France's GOJIRA Sign North American Deal With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with France's Listenable Records to release the new album from French metal titans GOJIRA throughout North America. The band's latest opus, "From Mars to Sirius", will be released through Prosthetic on August 22. Mixing technical proficiency, heavy-as-concrete riffs, and socially-conscious lyrics, GOJIRA truly is a thinking ...

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MORBID ANGEL, 1349, FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

MORBID ANGEL, 1349 and FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS ANGEL BLAKE APOSTASY ASP BLOODFLOWERZ CARNAL FORGE CORVUS CORAX DEATHSTARS EXILIA FEAR FACTORY ...

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