More details unfold about NAPALM DEATH's upcoming album "The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code" which will hit European shops April 25th:
Word has already spread about guests in the studio who laid down some backing-vocals for the album: Jello Biafra, Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Jeff Walker (Carcass) visited the Godfathers Of Grind during their recording-session in Foel Studios with Russ Russell.
Vocalist Barney Greenway on the new album: "What more can I tell you? Well, it's a ripper - fast, progressive and a nice bit of art-noise. With Jello Biafra, Jamey Jasta and Jeff Carcass along for the ride, we hope it'll take your heads off - or at least get you thinking with them. Cheers."
GODIVA announce FERNANDO GARCIA (ex-VICTORY) as their new vocalist
After the departure of the original singer ANTHONY DE ANGELIS, who left the band due to personal reasons, the Swiss Heavy Metal band GODIVA is proud to announce the former VICTORY shouter FERNANDO GARCIA as their new singer. FERNANDO came in during the recordings of the second album "Call me under 666" (working title) and the band is very happy about that: "We are proud that we can announce one of our heroes and probably one of the best singers as our new frontman" so a bands spokesman. FERNANDO himself is also very enthusiastic about the new constellation: "It feels like coming home. My voice and my way of singing just fits perfectly to the GODIVA sound. This is the sound I have been searching for for years now. Just listen to the album and you will understand my decision."
FERNANDO decided to leave his old band WICKED SENSATION to concentrate one hundred percent on GODIVA. Here is what he has to say about the situation: "To put an end to all these rumours, I would like to inform you that I have left WICKED SENSATION only because of musical reasons! Because of the narrow set frame they wanted me to sing in, I felt artistically tight down, so I could not decline the offer to join GODIVA. I do wish them lots of success and think they will recognise sooner or later, that they are better of with a new singer".
The recordings to the follow up of the 2002 release are already done. At the moment the producer ACHIM KÖHLER (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER, BRAINSTORM) is in the mixing process. The release is scheduled for early April, but could be slightly postponed because of the change on vocals. Check out www.godiva.ch, or return here for more info.
You can download a new song of the upcoming album 'At The Dawn Of War' at the Downloads/Music section. Enjoy!
Directly after the release of our new album 'At The Dawn Of War' and DVD 'Upon The Fields Of Battle' we will go on tour through Europe. Check the concertdates to see if we visit your country or even your town!
Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT drummer Jon Dette has joined forces with ex-MEGADETH/current F5 bassist David Ellefson in a brand new project tentatively called ENEMY OF GOD. Completing the group's current lineup are Peter Scheithauer (PUSHED, KILLING MACHINE) on guitar and Todd Barnes (13-A) on vocals.
ENEMY OF GOD are in the final stages of signing a "major record deal" and are scheduled to start recording their debut album in March. "The music is heavy and brutal! The songs are not for radio, they're for starting the pit!" Dette told BLABBERMOUTH.NET.
FINNISH METAL EXPO, KAAPELITEHDAS, HELSINKI JANUARY 28.-29.
- Program ready and online - Velcra and Amoral added
- Instrument clinic -schedule online
- Soundclips of Hilselinko-band contest finalists also available
- Map of Exhibitors
- International Metal Meeting allures industry heavy-hitters
- Tickets are selling well - Saturday is getting crowded
Preparations for the Finnish Metal Expo, taking place at Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki, Finland during January 28.-29. are almost complete.
The last bands confirmed to appear at the FME are Velcra, who are on the verge of release of their new album entitled Between Force and Fate and Helsinki-based death/thrash-squad Amoral. The showtimes of the Hilselinko-band contest finalists have also been added online.
Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have inked a new record deal with Regain Records. The band are expected to enter the studio later this year to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Diabolis Interium" (No Fashion).
DARK FUNERAL's last release was a live album, "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", which came out in April of last year via Regain.
ProgAID was set-up in the wake of the terrible earthquake and Tsunami disaster that tragically struck on the 26th December 2004. The sheer destruction and loss of human life was of a scale that shook the world. It was therefore decided, that maybe the Progressive Rock Community could do something, even in a small way, to help alleviate some of the suffering endured and help towards the rebuilding of lives and communities.
ProgAID at this point, is focused on this one particular cause, but now that it is up and running, our intention is to stay together and help where ever and whenever countries, communities and people need the support of people who care and want to help.
Germany's SQUEALER have issued the following statement with regards to the recent passing of the band's singer/founder and AFM Records label boss Andreas "Henner" Allendörfer:"
"Last Monday we received the horrible news, that SQUEALER singer and band founder Andreas 'Henner' Allendörfer died on January 16, 2005 in a tragic car accident. He only reached an age of 38 years.
"At about 9:25 pm, Andy lost the control over his car due to black ice and hit a tree. He even died at the place of the accident.
"Making music for years and spending lots of time and patience working together on the band SQUEALER, we became a little family through the years. That is why we are deeply shocked by this news and we still cannot really believe, that Andy can't be with us in the future anymore. Therefore, we have no concrete plans, concerning the continuity of SQUEALER, yet.
Germany's FLOWING TEARS have posted the following message on their web site:
"Right now we're about to start writing new songs and developing our vision of the next album. We will take all the time we might need to explore some exiting new ground without any pressure of a deadline in mind, and we're sure this process will enable us to deliver some great new material… that will be our focus for the first half of 2005. We'll keep you posted about the progress of our work… Nevertheless, we'll play a few well chosen festivals and shows during these months, so check the tour dates section from time to time! A few shows are already announced - some more will follow..."
The Seattle-based quintet NEVERMORE are currently wrapping up the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album, set for a summer release. In February, the group will head to Backstage Studios in England to begin recording with legendary producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, OPETH). This will mark the group's first recording with guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-TESTAMENT). The band will proceed to debut some new material on a short European tour in March.
As previously reported, due to overwhelming demand, the group's critically acclaimed 2003 album, "Enemies of Reality", is currently being remixed by Sneap and will be repackaged with altered cover artwork, two promotional video clips (the title track and "I, Voyager") and a live video of the title track performed at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival this past summer.
Nuclear Blast have announced that CANDLEMASS, the Swedish Doomsquad around Leif Edling and Messiah Marcolin, have signed a new deal with the label.
After their return two years ago at several summer festivals, the band is more alive than ever. Although several rumours were spread that the band had split up again, Candlemass was in fact working on a new doompiece.
The new Candlemass album will be released on May 2nd and marks a return towards the band's classic sound of such albums like Nightfall and Tales Of Creation.
The finnish band have posted in their website their first demo "Helvetissä On Syntisen Taivas" and the video of the song "Haureus" from the album Kuolema. To Dowload them you must enter in their website http://www.ajattara.com/ and enter on the Gallery section.
According to a post on their oficial site the band from U.K. get a deal with the label Majesty Rock Records. The band is currently working on their new album "Magic Never Dies" that's is expect to be out at 6 June of 2005.