The following message was posted in the official VoA site:
Nicole Bogner is to leave the band with immediate effect. Due to the changes in her personal and professional life, Nicole Bogner & Visions of Atlantis have decided to go separate ways from now on. The split with the female singer happened in friendship, and VoA want to thank Nicole for everthing she has done with and for the band.
Visions of Atlantis announce the professional soprano singer Melissa Ferlaak as the new female singer.
Melissa Ferlaak, 26 from Minneapolis , Minesotta , USA , graduated with a Master's Degree from New England Conservatory in Boston , Massachusetts in 2003 for vocal performance.
She has worked in the operatic field, most recently as Musetta in La Boheme , and has been singing with Aesma Daeva.
The band posted the following message on their official website:
"Due to personal & creative differences, Clinton Appelhanz & James King have resigned from the band. I would like to personaly thank these guys for their dedication & hard work to this project & let people know that Echoes of Decimation could not have been done without them."
They are currently looking for replacements for the Guitar and Vocals as well for the Drums.
The following message was posted on the band's official site:
"The rumours are true, DragonForce will make their long awaited US debut by playing a headline show at the CBGB in New York, on the 22nd November 2005! This will be DragonForce's only US headline show this year.
More info about the venue visit:
Also the band make a update concerning their new album, the band posted a press release as it follows:
INHUMAN RAMPAGE - BRAND NEW ALBUM
Following a hugely successful summer and autumn, during which the 18 month campaign in support of their Sonic Firestorm album has seen them wowing festival crowds around Europe before returning to the UK to play yet another sell out tour, London based metallists DRAGONFORCE have just completed work on their eagerly anticipated third album.
Kataklysm singer Maurizio Iacono to write autobiography book of Kataklysm for the band's 15th anniversary!!
"Well I've been thinking about it for a long time during the last few years, especially when I'm on tour and all the band memebers of other bands are like "Dude we had no idea about the shit you guys been through"... We would talk about fun things and sad things all night long over beers and alcohol, they would always tell me "Dude you should write a book" and I always said maybe one day. So what better time then now? Next year will mark the band's 15th anniversary and I'm damn proud of what we've achieved. For some it ain't much but for me it's everything, so I decided to set the record straight on EVERYTHING. I really got convinced last week when mags from Europe were in town listening to my new album and then we had a BBQ at my house. The day before they left and again, the same thing: "Bro, put that shit in a book! Do it!"... So ok fuck it, let's do it. I talked to Nuclear Blast about it, they said let's go for it. So next year sometime... "Kataklysm / The Northern Hyperblast: uncut" book will be released. I've been writing for the past few days and this is really exciting... So stay tuned for more details.
Nasum drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the band's official website:
"I'm unhappy to announce that "Grind Finale" will be slightly delayed due to printing issues. I don't have the exact details, but apparently the printer sent the wrong templates for the artwork to Relapse, resulting in a complete set of artwork in the wrong size, so the Relapse guys have all worked this over and corrected everything according to the right templates, resulting in a slight delay in the release.
There are a lot of time, love and energy invested in this release already and we are certainly not going to damage all that with a bad printing, so we all just have to face the fact and wait a little longer for the release.
Incantation frontman John McEntee has posted the following message on the band's official website:
"We have just returned from Europe and the Harvest Festival's with Nile, Unleashed, Pungent Stench, Behemoth and Belphegor. The Festival tour was a great success, the shows were some of the best we have ever done in Europe. All the bands and crew did a fantastic job every night, it was a great experience for us. We want to thank Metallysee, World management, Listenable and everyone else involved that made the tour a great experience. Also many hails go out to all the metal heads that came out and showed their support every night!!!"
Incantation recorded a live show in Paris for possible future bonus material. They will also start working on a new album to be recorded in Spring 2006.
"Yes, Megadeth is going to continue to play"
Dave Mustaine makes his announcement after a special version of "Coming Home" to the Argentinian crowd at the sold out show in Buenos Aires.
"I told you earlier tonight that I was gonna let all of you know first before the rest of the world what our decision was - whether or not we were gonna continue with Megadeth or not," Mustaine said before playing a special rendition of "Coming Home", with the song's lyrics changed from the original "I'm coming home to Arizona" to "I'm coming home to Argentina." Immediately after the song, Mustaine said "The answer is yes."
Megadeth will continue as a band. Megadeth will record a new album. Megadeth will continue to play.
The release date for the upcoming album of the French brutal death metal band Trepalium is set to February 2006 on the French label Holy Records.
The new album will be entitled "Alchemik Clockwork Of Disorder" and will include 11 tracks.
The recording sessions should begin by October 10th and the album shuld be mixed by Benoit Roux at Drudenhaus studio (Anorexia Nervosa) in December.
DYSRHYTHMIA will be entering B.C. Studios in Brooklyn, NY with engineer Martin Bisi (Swans, Sonic Youth, John Zorn) in early December to record their new album Barriers and Passages. Barriers and Passages is set for a Spring 2006 release. A demo version of a new DYSRHYTHMIA track entitled "Sleep Decayer" is online now at this location , the DYSRHYTHMIA Myspace page and the band's HXCMP3.com page.
Prior to entering the studio, the instrumental trio will be fine tuning new material on a U.S. tour starting on October 21st in New York City. A complete listing of DYSRHYTHMIA tour dates can be found here .
The band release the following message on their official website:
"KMI Entertainment and Kamelot are please to announce the addition of keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai as the new and permanent member of the band Kamelot. "We have been very fortunate to work with great keyboardists from around the world. After the first Black Halo tour earlier this year, we added Oliver to the fold. We feel that his attitude, ability and personality fits the Kamelot family perfectly" - states guitarist/founder Thomas Youngblood."
You can visit Palotai's website at http://www.palotai.de for more info about him.
The Finnish band posted their official statement concerning the departure of Toni Hallio:
"Norther will part ways with drummer Toni Hallio. The decision was totally on Toni's behalf (there are no hard feelings!). Toni wants to focus on other things in the future. Toni wishes all the best for the band and the fans!"
The band is "currently looking for a new drummer. These news are mostly for finnish people but if you (from somewhere else than Finland) feel that you could contribute something, please send an email to email@example.com (only very experienced drummers please)"
"He will play the two following gigs this week , so if you want to see him (or the band) come to the gigs"
The following message by syriak was posted on the The End Records website:
"Only one and a half weeks of recording left before the mix....we FINALLY have arrived at our destination after a long and rather intense trip in audioland. We're completely satisfied with the mood and feeling of the album....some heads will explode I can assure you...
We're gonna play two new songs from the upcoming album at the Day of the Equinox (www.dayoftheequinox.com) on October 14th in Toronto....t'will be funnnnnnnnn...
By the way the new album is going to be titled "In A Flesh Aquarium" and will be approximately 60 minutes in length. That's it for now! " - syriaK, unexpecT
We are proud to add this new act to our label, an Austrian band combining the brutality and speed of the Black and Death Metal with the abysmal atmosphere of Industrial. Essential for fans of Behemoth, The Amenta, Samael, Nile or Anaal Nathrakh. Apocalyptic Metal, a soundtrack for the end of the world.
Currently the band is finishing the mixing process of their new album entitled "The Delphic Doctrine" that is scheduled to out in the beginning of 2006. The album will feature 8 songs plus intro and outro in almost 45 minutes of furious onslaught!!!
An excerpt of the upcoming album can to be listened to Downloads section of our website or through this link: