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Reunited ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

The reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire, England. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are PRIMAL FEAR, MACHINE MEN, OMNIUM GATHERUM, DIED SMILING, ENEMY UNKNOWN, BEYOND AFTERLIFE and ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30, 2006 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. A possibility exists that the band will play a few other U.K gigs around this festival. OMNIUM GATHERUM will enter the studio in January 2006 to demo ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: MEGADETH, DEATH Covers Posted Online

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have uploaded their covers of MEGADETH's "Hangar 18" and DEATH's "Suicide Machine" on their MySpace.com page. OMNIUM GATHERUM's latest album "Years in Waste", was released in the U.S. in March via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios ...

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MANITOU To Enter Studio In November

MANITOU, the Finnish traditional/progressive heavy metal band who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, will enter Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland in late November with producer Janne Saksa to begin recording their as-yet-untitled second album, tentatively due in early 2006 visa Firebox Records. A single will precede the album a few weeks ...

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EMBRAZE To Enter Studio In August

EMBRAZE, the Finnish band featuring FOR MY PAIN… guitarist Lauri Tuohimaa, will enter Studio 23 in Oulu, Finland in early August to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2006. 11 songs will be recorded for the follow-up to 2002's "Katharsis" (Mastervox Records). "The new material is more direct and in-your-face than our ...

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LORD BELIAL Complete Work On 'Nocturnal Beast'

Sweden's LORD BELIAL have completed work on their sixth full-length album, "Nocturnal Beast", at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. "The result is 11 songs including intro and outro and the playing time is about 43 minutes," the band write on their web site. "We are very satisfied with ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Begin Work On New Material

Guitarist Markus Vanhala of the Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM has issued the following update: "Harri Pikka and I have updated our guitar arsenal with a Gibson Flying-V and a Gibson Les Paul! "OMNIUM GATHERUM have started composing the new stuff for the next album which is planned to be recorded next spring. The first ...

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MANITOU Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

MANITOU, the Finnish traditional/progressive heavy metal band who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, have inked a two-album deal with Firebox Records. The group will start recording their new album in late summer for an early 2006 release. MANITOU released their debut album, "The Mad Moon Rising", in the summer of 2004 through ...

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LORD BELIAL Complete Songwriting For New Album

Sweden's LORD BELIAL will enter Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 13 to begin recording their sixth full-length album, "Nocturnal Beast", tentatively due before the end of the year through Regain Records. "All the songs [are] done; now all that remain is lots of rehearsing, and of ...

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MACHINE MEN Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish melodic metal act MACHINE MEN have inked a deal with Century Media Records. Earning a reputation as an excellent live band, these young musicians (in their early 20s) created quite a buzz in the realm of melodic metal with their self-titled MCD (2002) and their debut album, "Scars & Wounds", which was released in ...

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LORD BELIAL Announce New Album Title

Sweden's LORD BELIAL have set "Nocturnal Beast" as the title of their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Regain Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Seal of Belial" will be recorded at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden beginning on June 13. The ...

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EXMORTEM To Headline Finland's JALOMETALLI FESTIVAL

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have been confirmed as the headliners of the first night of this year's Jalometalli Festival, a two-day event set to be held August 19-20 in Oulu, Finland (LORD BELIAL will headline the second night). The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: ATAKHAMA BRUSSEL ...

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LORD BELIAL To Headline Finland's JALOMETALLI Festival

According to a posting on their official web site, Sweden's LORD BELIAL have been confirmed as the headliners of the fourth annual Jalometalli Festival, set to be held August 19-20 in Oulu, Finland. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: ATAKHAMA BRUSSEL KAUPALLINEN DE LIRIUM'S ORDER DEATHBOUND ...

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Finnish DIMEBAG DARRELL Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have revealed more information about the upcoming "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held January 15 at VR Makasiinit in Helsinki. According to a posting on HEVEIN's web site, at least 25 classic PANTERA songs will be played in memory of Dimebag by dozens of ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: In Cover Mode

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have just finished recording cover versions of MEGADETH's "Hangar 18" and DEATH's "Suicide Machine" at the Woodbine Garden Studio for use as bonus tracks on upcoming releases. OMNIUM GATHERUM's sophomore album, "Years in Waste", was released last month via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Finnish Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged about the "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held in Helsinki, Finland on January 15, 2005. The gig will take place at Rock 'n' Roll Station and all proceeds will be donated to an as-yet-undetermined charity. Admission will be €6 and tickets will be available ...

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DISMEMBER To Tour Finland In January

Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER will be embarking on a Finnish tour in late January. The group will perform in four venues and will virtually cut Finland in half since the routing will take the band from capital Helsinki in an almost straight line through Hyvinkää and Jyväskylä to Oulu. Support at the shows will come ...

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NORTHER, OMNIUM GATHERUM To Perform At DIMEBAG Tribute Concert

NORTHER and OMNIUM GATHERUM have reportedly been added to the list of bands slated to perform at a "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott tribute concert to be held in Helsinki, Finland on January 15, 2005. Other artists that are said to have volunteered their services for the show include CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMORAL, along with Lauri ...

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Former CARCASS Frontman To Perform At CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concert

Former CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker will perform with TO SEPARATE THE FLESH FROM THE BONES, the Finnish grindcore band featuring Herr Arschstein (Pasi Koskinen, ex-AMORPHIS), Rot Wailer (Niclas Etelavuori, AMORPHIS) and Pus Sypope (Gas, H.I.M.), at the "The Fragile Art of Existence - Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner" benefit concert at Klubi in Tampere, Finland on ...

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