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KAMELOT Prepare To Record New Album

Melodic metal gods KAMELOT will begin recording their as-yet-untitled follow-up to Karma in two weeks at a private studio in Tampa, Florida, where all the drums will be tracked, before moving over to Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, German for a two-month session with producer Sascha Paeth. A late 2002 or...
June 4, 2002

KAMELOT To Issue New CD In Early 2003

KAMELOT mainman Thomas Youngblood is scheduled to leave his home state of Florida for the seclusion of the Norwegian village of Sørskogbygda in the next few days to continue work on the group's forthcoming CD, due in early 2003. The recording sessions for the upcoming CD will begin in mid-June at a...
April 29, 2002

DRAGONFORCE Ink Deal With Sanctuary/Noise

Britain's DRAGONFORCE, the London-based modern catchy speed power metal band, have signed with Sanctuary/Noise Records. After one year and a half of negotiations, touring with HALFORD, STRATOVARIUS and headlining their own shows across England, DRAGONFORCE have taken another step forward signing wit...
March 31, 2002

KAMELOT Initial Pre-Production Sessions For Next CD Completed

An update from the KAMELOT camp: “[KAMELOT frontman] Khan [has returned] to Norway after a fantastic writing session in Florida. Two weeks of brainstorming and artful creations that will lead to the next KAMELOT epic were made on the small island of Anna Maria, Florida. The next step is for [KAMELOT...
March 28, 2002

KAMELOT Commence Work On Follow-Up To "Karma"

KAMELOT have resumed the writing process for their as-yet-untitled new studio album, which will reportedly be the band's first concept release to date. Singer/songwriter Khan will be making a trip to Florida in March for the first of several meetings and writing sessions. The follow-up to last year'...
February 27, 2002


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATLANTA'S PROGPOWER USA III ANNOUNCES DATES AND LINEUP FOR 2002 FESTIVAL ATLANTA - ProgPower USA III, Atlanta's third annual progressive and power metal festival, has been announced for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Earthlink Live. Confirmed bands include a...
February 26, 2002

ELEGY Complete Work On "Principles Of Pain"

Holland's ELEGY have completed work on their ninth studio CD, entitled Principles of Pain, at Madrid's Sonora Studios for an April 29th Japanese release through Maquee Records and a May release through Locomotive Music in the rest of the world. Produced by frontman Ian Parry, the album's full track...
February 25, 2002

KAMELOT European Tour Recap

KAMELOT guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message after the completion of the group's recent European tour with AXXIS: "Hello Knights! We are back at home after 14 hours of flights and high security and I am reflecting on the last 4 weeks. I will try to have a more detaile...
February 13, 2002

KAMELOT Drummer Sits Out First Nine European Gigs

RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth will sit behind the kit with Florida's KAMELOT for the first nine shows of the latter band's Karma 2002 European tour with AXXIS. Due to unspecified scheduling conflicts, regular KAMELOT skinsman Casey Grillo will not be able to join the tour until the January 26th sh...
January 8, 2002

ELEGY's Parry Speaks Out On "Pain", Records ZEPPELIN Cover

Dutch prog-metallers ELEGY are still hard at work on the material for the band's ninth CD, entitled Principles Of Pain, which is scheduled to be recorded during the next couple of months in Madrid, Spain for for release via Marquee Records in Japan and Asia in April, and Locomotive Music in the rest...
January 4, 2002

Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alc...
December 5, 2001

Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's s...
October 31, 2001

Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Run...
October 25, 2001

Archive News Oct 23, 2001

In light of the numerous tour cancellations that have been announced in the recent weeks, MACHINE HEAD have issued a statement assuring their European fans that they will, in fact, be going ahead with their scheduled European headlined tour as planned. The statement—the Robert Flynn-handwritten v...
October 23, 2001

Archive News Oct 16, 2001

CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the Swedish doomsters' most celebrated line-up—including Edling and vocalist Messiah Marcolin—have been officially approached by the organizers of the Sweden Rock Festival (Michael Ivarsson) to appear at next year's ins...
October 16, 2001