Sabaton has confirmed they will be touring in Europe for the Metalizing Europe headlining tour with Norwegian band Thunderbolt. The first dates have been posted online. More dates will be added later. More information can be found on the official website.
11.05.07 (ESP) Bergara - Go Jam
12.05.07 (ESP) Madrid - La Sala Jam
13.05.07 (ESP) Barcelona - razzmatazz 3
18.05.07 (UK) Newport - TJ
20.05.07 (UK) Leeds - Josephs Well
21.05.07 (UK) Glasgow - Barfly
22.05.07 (UK) London - Purple Turtle
24.05.07 (GER) Berlin - Darkside
25.05.07 (GER) Weinheim - Cafe Central
26.05.07 (GER) Saarbrücken - Schützenhaus Dudweiler
27.05.07 (GER) Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
29.05.07 (CHE) Uster - Rock City
Whitesnake mainman David Coverdale has issued the following update:
"Just a quickie to let you know that all is ship shape and moving along wonderfully. I am thrilled, erect nipples an' all, with the new songs and very excited to be presenting them to you later this year. SPV's wish-list is for an October release, so, we're not having to pressure ourselves with too extreme a deadline. God Willing, those days be gone. As far as touring, it appears this will also be late summer, as the entire world is out there on the road through the summer, doing their very best to seduce y'all. My US agent told me that every single amphitheater in every major city in the States has a 'name' act headlining every night of the week this season...so, unless any significant touring opportunity presents itself I think we'll concentrate on making a cracking record that will make us all proud.
Taken from The Underground Video Television Newsletter:
There is a new live performance video of The Autumn Offering playing their track 'The Bonds In Which We Bread' available for viewing on the Underground Video Television Website, here.
The footage was taken at The Crock Rock in Allentown PA during the band's tour with Mushroomhead.
The Autumn Offering is a Melodic Death Metal band on Victory Records.
Swedish black metallers Shining have updated their MySpace page with the following lineup news:
"After a couple weeks of searching replacement for the late Hallander, an aquintance of the past establishes contact, former bassist (Angst & The Eerie Cold) Phil A. Cirone is back!!!
Now with the new album just around the corner and a full line-up again Shining are preparing an extensive live-set which will be forced upon the masses this autumn, tour dates will follow shortly..."
Audio samples from Annihilator's forthcoming album "Metal" have been released.
Click here to check out 'Couple Suicide' featuring Canadian frontman Danko Jones and Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow. Click here to listen to 'Clown Parade', featuring a guitar solo by Nevermore's Jeff Loomis. And click here to download a clip of 'Army Of One', featuring a guitar solo from Anvil mainman Steve "Lips" Kudlow.
"Metal" will be released April 11 in Japan (King Records), April 12 in Australia/New Zealand (World Riot Distributors), April 13 in Germany (SPV Records) and April 16 in the rest of Europe (SPV Records).
More info about the album here.
In Flames posted the following announcement at their official website on March 17th :
"The gig in Haugesund (Norway) tonight is moved to Tuesday, March 20th. This due to really bad weather. The band left Trondheim right after the gig yesterday to make it to Haugesund, but unfortunatly the road was closed. The band is really sorry for this situation, but they will be back on tuesday the 20th of March to do the gig. The tickets that you have for the gig tonight is valid on the Tuesday show."
Remaining dates on the band's Scandinavian tour are as follows:
19 - Stavanger, Norway at Folken
22 - Darlskrona, Sweden at Kino
23 - Linköping, Sweden at Cupolen
24 - Mariestad, Sweden at Karlsholme
Australian Power Metal band Black Majesty have announced a title for their soon to be released new album. The album will be called 'Tomorrowland'. The new album will be released through their German label Limb Music Products.
Black Majesty have also been announced as part of the Metal Universe Black Sun Festival in Slovakia which happens 20-21/7/2007. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Masterplan, Blind Guardian and Alkehol. Black Majesty will be on tour in Europe throughout July and August where they will be playing live shows and doing promomotion for the new album.
Veteran metallers Venom have confirmed an upcoming Scandinavian tour. The tour, simply called "Scandinavian 7 Dates Tour", will take place in May. Venom headlined Sweden's Rock and Finland's Tuska festivals last year, and so the promotors have offered them a...seven date tour. Venom is using the tour as a break from recording their next album.
"Even though we headlined the festivals last year, because of the time of year it was still broad daylight, so to play some indoor venues in the pitch black will be a much more venomous environment, we can't wait" says Venom vocalist Cronos.
The following message was posted on the Necrophagist webpage:
"Necrophagist will headline the 2nd day of the annual California Metalfest, taking place at the Galaxy Concert Theater in Santa Ana, CA on March 31 & April 1. Bay Area legends Testament will headline the festival's first day.
It will also be Hannes Grossmann's very last drumming duty for Necrophagist, who played drums on the band's last album "Epitaph" and all tours following the 2004 release.
Don't miss this special show!!! Click here for further info on the fest."
The Swedish melodic death metallers have posted their video for the song "Focus Shift" on YouTube.com. The clip was directed by Roger Johansson, who previously worked with the group on the "Lost to Apathy" and "The New Build" videos from the 2005 release "Character" . The "Focus Shift" video will be featured on the limited-edition version of the upcoming Dark Tranquility album, "Fiction".
Vader have entered Hertz Studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 25th Anniversary album, which is due to feature "25 songs presenting the two last decades of Vader's history, some rare tracks and specials" Frontman Peter Wiwczarek has issued the following studio update:
"Me and Daray arrived to the Hertz Studio on March 15th to start recordings of an album, which is very special indeed. This is gonna be 25 songs taken from Vader's early records. We put an attention mostly on The Ultimate Incantation, De Profundis, Black To The Blind or Litany; also mini albums released in between. 2008 is the year when Vader took its name and started to exist as a band. With such an unusual material we'd like to enjoy the anniversary and close up the early days of Vader to the newest generation of our die-hard Fans. For a first time the songs from so different produced records will be available on one album. All the songs we will make from the scratch, so they'll sound more fresh with more or less re-arranged. Of course- we're gonna put some never-ever released very old stuff but... this is 'top secret' at the moment. Interesting might be also guests from (the) world's metal scene, who will appear on the album on various songs. They are our friends and brothers-in-arms, who already made a lot for metal. What can I add is, that we plan to do special edition of the album including video shots from very early days or photo album with never released old picturies specially chosen for this anniversary release. Lottsa work, lottsa memories... but first of all a lot of Total Massacre from over two decades of creation of unholy Metal Madness !!!! We start today..."