The following message was posted by the members of Turisas on their official website:
"To prevent any more rumours spreading, we need to make the following statement.
Early Friday morning Georg was injured severely in a motor accident outside Hämeenlinna. Due to the unfortunate actions of the authorities, he was found unconscious at the scene of the accident no earlier than 18.00 on Friday evening. Georg is currently being treated at Meilahti hospital in Helsinki. He is still unconscious and in critical condition.
We hope that you respect the anxiety Georg's family and we are feeling at this moment by not posting any questions in our guestbook or forums. We are actively monitoring the situation and will give more information on Georg's condition when we know more.
The speed metalers from Finland "will enter studio next week to record the next Kalmah album", which will contain 10 songs. The album doesn't have a title yet.
The band commented: "The process before this album has been quite long. That is because this time we didn't want to spoil the album with unnecessary hurry. We started to write the material at the end of 2004 and sometimes I've to admit the process has been painful. That is very common in Kalmah camp. If there is no inspiration you'll just have to lay the guitar to rest - to wait for the real inspiration.
I'm not here to praise the new material. That is up to you guys when the new album will hit the market. But I have to admit we really enjoy the material. I know this will be the best album we have made so far and by the time you will know why. Everything is prepared for the studio and we are ready..."
Norwegian power metal band Gaia Epicus announced Ole A. Myrholt as the new drummer. Other projects by Myrholt are Archon, Diabolical, Breed, Enslavement of beauty, I was flesh once, Vale, The Whipcords.
The band expects to have a couple of concerts before the end of the year.
Bass player Adrian Lambert has announced that he is to leave DRAGONFORCE with immediate effect. The father of a young son, the increasingly busy tour schedule of the band has precluded him from spending time with his child. The group would like to extend their best wishes for the future to Adrian. Former Heavenly/ current Maladaptive guitarist Frederic Leclercq will fill in on a temporary basis for their upcoming shows in the US and Canada during November.
DragonForce is currently looking for a new bass player. Anyone who thinks they have what it takes for the position, send all the relevant information to the following:
By E-mail (can include video files, audio files, images etc):
The UK "casio-grindcore" band from London inked a deal with Southern Records.
The label will reissue "Trencher's out of print debut album 'When Dracula Thinks "Look at Me"' in early January 06, and their tentaviely named new CD/LP album, 'Lips...' at the start of April 06", about this time the band will be touring with Orthrelm.
The following message was posted at the Peaceville's website:
"Darkthrone have delivered their twelfth album, their first under our newly rekindled partnership. More information will be released soon about this mighty record. Also available shortly is a boxed special edition of the "Preparing For War" anthology which covers more rare tracks and includes a DVD of rare interview and live footage."
The following message was posted on the Giant Squid's website:
"Giant Squid has signed a three album deal with The End Records (theendrecords.com), home of such legendary metal bands such as Crisis, Peccatum, The Gathering, and Ulver! The first release will be a complete reissue of our debut album, Metridium Field, which will be completely remixed by master of all things heavy, Billy Anderson, with many parts resung including the addition of current third vocalist Andy Southard, and then remastered by Eric Broyhill. The album will be beautifuly repackaged in a digipak featuring a rescan of the stunning original art by Aurielle Gregory. Finally, this first record will come across the way it was intended to be.
The Swedish band finnished the recording of their upcoming album "Still". The album doesn't have a specific realase date yet, but it's expected to come out sometime in early 2006.
The tracklist of the album is a follows:
1. A house of plague
3. Taste of sand
4. Nothing more
5. Sleepy town
6. Liar on the mount
8. This cold heart of mine
9. And she slowly dies
The label comments about the album: "Musically it's heavier than CLOM, but it still retains the band's knack for heartfelt and emotional songwriting combined with perfect performances from all concerned."
The following update was posted at drakkar's site:
"Lordi have finished the main recordings last friday, but Kita and Mr. Lordi will still be working on the album´s intropart this week. Producer Jyrki Tuovinen started mixing the first songs on Monday.
Meanwhile, one of the forthcoming album´s very special guests is recording his part in the US, while another will come to Finland and visit the band in the studio. "We´re soooo excited about this, and honoured as hell!!!", says Mr. Lordi, "But we will not quite yet reveal the names... I´ve visited our forum, and some of the guesses there were pretty close... or not, hahahaha!"
The New Poema Arcanus album "Telluric Manifesto" have been delayed until november because "problems with the printing of the CD's", the new official release date is 07 of November 2005. There will be a gig on 17 of November (in Santiago) to present the new album, and the band will also play on 19 of November.
In other news the band launched their new website which features nice new sections, some parts of the site are still under contruction.
Phoenix, Arizona -Crash Music, Inc. today announces a release date of February 21, 2006 for the new Flotsam & Jetsam DVD entitled "Live In Japan". The DVD was filmed over three shows in Japan in January of this year.
Some of the songs included will be "No Place for Disgrace", "Doomsday For The Deceiver", "Hard On You", "Nothing To Say", "Hammerhead" and more.
The band recently released their Crash Music debut "Dreams Of Death" on July 26 of this year with great response from the metal community.
Heavy metal icons Judas Priest will release the new live DVD 'Rising In the East' on November 15, 2005, via Rhino Home Video.
Vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bass guitarist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis filmed 'Rising In The East' in May 2005 at the legendary Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. The definitive Judas Priest lineup played two sold-out nights at the venue to promote the early-2005 release of the critically acclaimed studio album 'Angel Of Retribution,' their first new material in 15 years. 'Rising In The East' is Judas Priest's first straight-to-DVD release.
"We talked about doing a DVD on this tour and we decided to do it at the Budokan because it's a special venue. It's world-renowned. We thought it was an ideal choice," says Tipton. "We filmed both nights but we ended up using the second night only for this DVD. We wanted it to be as live and as real as possible, and when you start taking from different shows there isn't continuity. We wanted it to be one show and that's exactly what it is."
Dear Novembre Fans. Unfortunately, what you've read on the Forum is true. The release date for NOVEMBRE's fifth album 'MATERIA' has been postponed until April 2006. The reasons are purely technical (i.e. re-mastering, artwork changes, etc...) and have nothing to do with the 'health' of the band. The announced European Tour is delayed a little too but there is no reason to be worried - we will be coming to a venue near you soon enough! Anyway, the band want to thank the fans for expressing their concern and understandable disappointment. Just be a little more patient, we can assure you it will all be worth it.