The band decided to split up, in a friendly way. As the band hasn't played in the US, they will try to play in the Dismember tour in april. This is the complete message posted on the official band's site:
with a schizophrenic mixture of grief and relief we hereby announce our departure from all Defleshed-activities. Activities that has become more of obligations with the years, which has driven us individually to become more ambitions or less. We are in no way splitting up as unfriends, if anything reversed, and we'll thank you all for your the support through the years in the only way we know how to: a farewell to the flesh gig at Fellini, Uppsala, Sweden the 25th of December (see www.fellini.nu) This night we'll do anything in our power to BLAST YOUR FUCKING FLESH OFF !!!
Supreme Chaos Records and NOCTE OBDUCTA have thought about something special for the end of the year 2005.
After receiving high demand for the track "Aschefrühling" which was published only on the vinyl version of "Stille" they decided to release this track as a CD single with a new mix of "Vorbei".
Therefore NOCTE OBDUCTA entered Maranis Studios this week and will even record some new details for the song "Vorbei".
The release will be a two track single with a special artwork, limited to certified numbered 1500 copies.
In Flames has announced a North American headlining tour in support of their highly anticipated new album, Come Clarity. A late January, 2006 west coast launch is expected.
Support on the In Flames tour will be provided by Trivium, Devildriver and ZAO. The extended trek will represent the first In flames North American dates since their main stage appearances as part of OZZFEST 2005 and will kick off the band's most extensive touring on the continent in their decade plus history. In Flames is currently in the midst of a three week UK tour alongside Motorhead.
"Come Clarity" will be released in North America on February 7th via Ferret Music. The album will see a February 3rd European release date on Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to the band's 2004 album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", "Come Clarity" features thirteen explosive tracks, including the roll-out single and video, "Take this Life".
The line-up of the Green Christmas festival is now complete and the final band to be announced is a popular Estonian group called SÕPRUSE PUIESTEE.
Sõpruse Puiestee perform at the festival for the first time. Even more - it will be their first gig in Rakvere ever, so it'll be very exciting to see and hear what they will offer to the Rakvere audience.
The complete line-up of the festival comes as follows: ANATHEMA (Uk), DIE KRUPPS (Ger), ULTIMA THULE & TÕNIS MÄGI (Est), SYBREED (Sui), NEAERA (Ger), WIDESCREEN MODE (Fin), SÕPRUSE PUIESTEE (Est), SINKING (Fin), SHADOWDANCES (Lit), PEDIGREE (Est), J.M.K.E. (Est), LOITS (Est), ZORG (Est), SKRIIMSILM (Est), WHISPERING FOREST (Est), PAINGREED (Est).
Queensryche have set a March 14, 2006 release date for the sequel to their concept album, Operation: Mindcrime, tentatively titled Operation: Mindcrime II. Guitar overdubs for the CD were completed last week, according to a posting on the group's website. The album will be released through Rhino Entertainment.
The following message was posted on Dissection's website explaining the reasons of the departure:
"As a result of bassist Haakon Forwald's family situation back home in Norway and his initiatory work with the Norwegian cell division of the Misanthropic Luciferian Order (MLO) it has been decided that Forwald will step back from the position as Dissection's bass player in order to focus on his esoteric and exoteric work in Norway. Dissection wish Forwald the best of luck on the path to anti-cosmic gnosis and thank him for his time with the band.
This will not affect the two upcoming shows in Sweden and Germany booked for December and January where Dissection for the last time ever will perform a set based solely on the old albums!
The following message was posted on the Waylander's website:
"Samhain's greetings to you all ! May the time between times prove beneficial to one and all.
At long last, the much talked about Promo cd is finally ready ! The sound could have been better and the tempos refined a lot more but we feel it's of a decent enough quality to use as a tool to remind the world that Waylander are very much alive and kicking in 2005.
At least one of the songs will be available to download from this Site or if anyone wants the cd, they can send us a blank cd, and some pennies toward postage and packing. In the uk Â£1.50 or 6 first class Stamps should cover it. Ireland and Europe, 3 euro, r.o.w. 5 euro. 4 Ballinteggart Road, Battlehill, Co.Armagh, BT62 4HN, N.Ireland.
Soilwork singer Björn "Speed" Strid and former Blind Guardian/current Savage Circus skinsman Thomen Stauch are collaborating on a band called Coldseed - and signed a deal with Nuclear Blast! Expect their debut album in spring 2006!.
The band posted the following update about guitarist Georg Laakso's condition and details about his accident on the official website:
The last two weeks have been an extremely hard time for us and we hope that you understand how difficult it has been for us to come out with an update on Georg's condition. There have been days when the situation has appeared to be very dark, as well as days bringing good news and glimpses of hope. Georg's condition is now somewhat stable, but still extremely severe and the risk of different complications is still evident. The following part will give you more information on what actually happened and how things have moved on since then.
After the release of Eidolon's upcoming album "The Parallel Otherworld", Glen and Shawn Drover will take a break from Eidolon to concentrate on Megadeth.
Shawn Drover posted the following on the official website:
"At this time, we are in the process of getting the remaining tracks recorded for the Eidolon record - Nils has just finished the vocal tracks 100% today, so we should be receiving them at the studio in Toronto in a few weeks, after editing is done in Norway. Adrian has 2 bass tracks yet to complete, which I believe will happen within 1 week - Glen has all of his guitar solos to record, which is normal procedure for us, as he likes to do his solos last. With this said, we are looking at mixing/mastering this record starting January 1st-9th. Once the record is finished, we ship it off to Escapi - I cannot reveal the release date, as I have no idea when it will be released. Sometime in 2006 is a safe bet, I assume.
The following message was posted on the band's website:
"ShadowKeep begin recording their 3rd studio album on the 12th of December at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom producing once again. This latest visit to Thin Ice will be the culmination of many months of hard work and will unleash the vocal talents of Richie Wicks and one of the tightest rhythm sections in Metal, drummer Scott Higham and bassist Stony Grantham combined with ShadowKeep founders Chris Allen and Nicki Robson promises to be an album to establish the band as the UK's no.1 Power Metal act! More news to follow soon!"
ANGTORIA signs record deal with Listenable Records!
Swedish/Uk based orchestral metal band ANGTORIA has as a result of their collaboration with Fortress Music And Artist Management teamed up with Listenable Records and signed a record deal! Formed in July 2004, this female fronted band consist of singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (known from Cradle Of Filth, Therion, Mortiis etc), musician/composer Chris Rehn (Abyssos) and musician/composer Tommy Rehn (Moahni Moahna).
Having already recieved numerous top rated reviews and awards for their demo in magazines all over the world, the collaboration with Listenable Records will reveal their awaited debut album scheduled to be released worldwide in spring 2006.