Swedish Death Metal legends Dismember have posted the following update:
"We are sad to announce that after almost 20 years Fred has, after long and careful consideration, decided to leave the band.
'My decision to put my family in first hand makes it impossible to keep on touring and commit to the band full time. I want to thank all the fans, friends, bands and all the other cool people I've met through the years and I wish Dismember all the best in the future. Fred.'
Dismember are currently in the process of writing new material and this sad loss will not interrupt any future plans in any way. The commitment to keep on playing is stronger than ever!"
Vocalist Tony Kakko and Keyboarist Henrik Klingenberg from Finnish Power Metal band Sonata Arctica will do a short promotion tour in Japan for their 5th Album "Unia" in May.
The detail information was announced at the Japanese record label Marquee/Avalon's website.
In-store event at CD shops in Tokyo and a fan meeting in Osaka.
May 22 Tokyo HMV Shibuya
May 23 Tokyo Towerrecords Shinjyuku
May 25 Tokyo Disc Union Ocyanomizu
May 26 Osaka Fan Meeting (Details will be revealed soon).
The following message was posted on Vader's official website:
"The tour schedule of this year's, Polish leg of Blitzkrieg 4 has been almost entirely confirmed. The tournee starts on September 27 in Warsaw. During that one Vader will be sharing the stage together with three other, well established bands on worldwide extreme metal scene- Brazilian death metal commando Krisiun, Rotting Christ- gods from Greece and legendary Incantation from the US. It's going to be a very strong package, expect just great shows!"
Sep. 27 - Warszawa @ Progresja
Sep. 28 - Bialystok/Lublin @ tba
Sep. 29 - Elk @ Centrum Kultury
Sep. 30 - Olsztyn @ Secesja
Oct. 01 - Gdynia @ Ucho
Oct. 02 - Bydgoszcz @ Vanila Club
Dark Moor recently opened a YouTube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/theofficialdarkmoor. There, you'll be able to find all Dark Moor videos. Latest additions are the Dark Moor live in Madrid videos from March 2007.
You can also find pictures of the recents gigs in Madrid (17/03/2007) and in Murcia (24/03/2007) at this location.
The running order of all the bands of the HELLFEST 2007 is now visible on the official site of the festival!
http://www.hellfest.fr (under running order)
It's also possible to buy the "one day tickets" through the usual ticket shops and of course via the Hellfest's website with a cool price.
The festival date is approaching quickly and we are happy to see that a lot of European Metalheads want to come to the festival. At the same time, the number of the reservations is growing a lot! The capacity of the site being limited to 13000 people per day, we would like to advise you to order your tickets as soon as possible if you do not want to miss the biggest Extreme Music festival of France!
The US immoral medical practitioners and licentious evil-doers of Impaled have updated their website with the following announcement:
"Finally, at long last, the masses can breathe. Impaled is entering the studio in less than a week to begin recording the follow up record to 2005's smash shit, "Death After Life". The new record promises to be just as sick and replete with the kind of medical malfeasance that the poor patients in St. Julien's hospital have come to expect. The goresome foursome are going in with extra sharp scalpel hooks and more blood-curdling tales than before to ensure a record that cuts to the quick.
In the meantime, members of the elite Impaled G.O.R.E. Corps can sate their appetite with an offering from Chef Barfo, a digital guru and guitar wizard who has dissected the remains of previous Impaled releases. His remix CD, Digital Autopsy, features nothing but Impaled songs stripped to the bone and fed through a computer to create a soundscape quite unlike any kind of noise you've ever heard before. The 3 inch mini CD and sample tracks are available now in the Chop Shop."
Paradise Lost present their brand-new Ecard allowing further insights in the band's upcoming masterpiece "In Requiem", which will be released via Century Media Records on the following dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, May 18, 2007.
UK / FRANCE / SPAIN / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, May 21, 2007.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
USA: Tuesday, June 5, 2007.
On the Ecard you can listen to three tracks taken off "In Requiem", namely 'Never For The Damned', 'Ash & Debris' as well as 'The Enemy', which has just been released as a single (in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy only).
Agoraphobic Nosebleed has recently released its first new material in almost three years as part of a limited edition split 7" with Kill The Client via Relapse Records.
This 7", limited to 1,000 copies, features three all-new tracks from both Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Kill The Client. The 7" features artwork from artist Florian Bertmer and is available in red/yellow or green/yellow starburst vinyl.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed is currently writing for a new full-length album as well as preparing for a number more of split releases and reissues. Up-to-date information on all of these releases and more will be made available via the band's official MySpace site.
Abigor have posted a message on their official website announcing that you can find the '3D Blasphemy' (4min edit!), taken from "Fractal Possession" (out in May 2007 through End All Life Productions), online on the Abigor MySpace page at this location. Beside that, you'll find another new song, 'Injection Satan' at this location. An inferno is turning to flesh!
"Fractal Possession" track list:
02. Project: Shadow
03. Cold Void Choir
04. Lairf Of Infinite Deparation
05. 3D Blasphemy
06. The Fire Syndrom
07. Injection Satan
08. Libery Rises A Diagonal Flame
09. Vapourzied Tears
10. Heaven Unveiled
"It's been too long since Turisas last raped and pillaged their own home country... The wait is over: the band has been confirmed to play at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, Helsinki, Finland on 29 June 2007.
Turisas will also be playing their first show in Italy ever, joining forces with the nutters of Korpiklaani for the very special Midsummer Festival taking place in Rome 25 June 2007."