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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Record New Album In October

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "No updates for a while, but rest assured that we haven't been resting on our laurels. We're insanely busy with the songwriting for the next album, and it's now decided that the recordings will start in October. More details ...

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VENOM, DEVILDRIVER: First U.S. Dates Announced

British black metal pioneers VENOM will be embarking on the "7 Days of Hell" North American tour in late August. The seven-show trek, which will kick off on August 13 and conclude on August 28, will feature DEVILDRIVER in the support slot. So far, three dates have been released: Aug. 18 - Cleveland, OH @ ...

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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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VENOM: USA And Japan Tours Planned

British black metal pioneers VENOM have posted the following message on their official web site: "VENOM have started negotiations for some shows in both American and Japan later this year, around August and September. The dates are currently being sorted out and will be confirmed soon." It has been reported that DEVILDRIVER would be the ...

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SATYRICON, KHOMA Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

SATYRICON, HENRY ROLLINS (spoken word) and KHOMA are among the latest acts confirmed for Download festival, set to take place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, over the weekend of June 9-11 June. Download 2006 will go something like this: Friday, June 9: Main Stage: TOOL DEFTONES FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND COHEED & CAMBRIA SOULFLY STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Confirmed For Italy's FLAME FEST

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have been confirmed for the second edition of the Flame Fest, set to take place June 5 at Estragon in Bologna, Italy. The final festival billing looks as follows: HATEBREED ATREYU BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DEVILDRIVER STRAPPING YOUNG LAD 36 CRAZYFISTS FROM FIRST TO LAST EIGHTEEN VISIONS SEVENDUST MAROON CATARACT (Thanks: ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL 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 MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP MOONSPELL EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T LEAVES' EYES ANVIL THE GATHERING GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Guitarist Selling 'Piece Of Metal History'

DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Niklas Sundin has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I'm selling the old 1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard that was my primary axe on the 'Projector' and 'Haven' albums and tours. It's not in mint condition by any stretch of the imagination but plays well and sounds excellent. ...

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KORN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DREAM THEATER, OPETH Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: KORN, MUDVAYNE, 10 YEARS Venue: General Motors Place City/State: Vancouver, British Columbia Date: March 4, 2006 Gross Sales: $197,884 Attendance: 5,600 Capacity: 5,800 Artist/Event: KORN, MUDVAYNE, 10 YEARS Venue: Idaho Center City/State: Nampa, Idaho Date: March ...

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DEVILDRIVER: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for DEVILDRIVER's upcoming "Burning Daylight Tour" North American headlining tour with BURY YOUR DEAD, REMEMBERING NEVER, IF HOPE DIES and ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: May 08 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues May 09 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go ...

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