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IN VAIN To Release ‘Ænigma’ in March

In Vain will release its third album, Ænigma, on March 8 in Norway, March 15 in Germany and Austria and March 11 in the rest of Europe through Indie Recordings.  A press release states that the album will contain 8 tracks and will feature a number of guests including Lazare and Cornelius from Solefald. Commented In Vain’s Johnar Håland: “We …

STONELAKE Sign with Massacre Records

Guitarist Jan Åkesson and vocalist Peter Grundström met in August 1984 at a gig. Jan was playing in a band called Ravage and Peter was the vocalist of the band Whitelight. Soon Jan joined Peter and the band Whitelight. In 1987 Jan and Whitelight parted ways and Jan focused on playing more guitar-oriented hard rock. …

ODDLAND Inks Deal with Century Media Records

Around 240 Finnish bands signed up to take part in the “Suomi Metal Star 2011” contest and 12 were selected to be voted on by the public . The four finalist bands played at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki on Saturday, February 19 and it was ODDLAND from Turku who won over the majority …

Dark Descent Records To Release UNCANNY MCMXCI – MCMXCIV Compilation

Formed in Sweden in 1990, UNCANNY released two demos (1991’s Transportation to the Uncanny and 1992’s Nyktalgia), a split release in 1993 with ANCIENT RITES and one full-length in 1994 titled Splenium For Nyktophobia. For the first time ever, all one and a half hours of classic-era Swedish death metal will be released together on …

Stratovarius Drummer Jörg Michael Has Cancer

STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael has been diagnosed with cancer. A few days late with this announcement, but we felt it to be important nonetheless: Dear Stratovarius fans, I am afraid we have some quite terrible news. News of the worst imaginable kind. It’s about our friend and drummer Jörg Michael. Jörg has cancer. He recently …

OMMATIDIA: Sign With Season of Mist Records

Season of Mist is proud to welcome melodic dark metallers OMMATIDIA to the roster. Although the band’s name might not ring a bell, OMMATIDIA is no newcomer, especially to the Season of Mist family: OMMATIDIA was created by former THE OLD DEAD TREE members Nicolas Chevrollier (guitar) and Vincent Danhier (bass). We have already enjoyed …

OPETH: Live Video Footage of “Dirge For November” from New Opeth DVD

Metal Hammer UK are exclusively premiering “Dirge For November” from OPETH’s forthcoming new live DVD boxset In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall. In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall will be out September 20 via Roadrunner Records. The release is a Double-DVD set of OPETH’s performance at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, …

Soilwork Enter Last Blog Post for “The Panic Broadcast”

Bjorn “Speed” Strid has checked in for SOILWORK’s last blog post from the studio. The Panic Broadcast is set to be released on June 2, (Europe) and July 13 (N. America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The album marks the bands first album to feature guitarist/producer/songwriter Peter Wichers since his return to the band in 2008 …

Soilwork Footage of Drum Tracking Now Online

Swedish modern metal godfathers, SOILWORK, entered the studio in January 2010 to record the long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s Sworn To A Great Divide. Footage of drummer Dirk Verbeuren recording one of the new tracks can be viewed below: The Panic Broadcast is currently being produced by guitarist Peter Wichers and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, …

New Soilwork Album Out in 2010

SOILWORK will enter the studio in January 2010. The long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s Sworn To A Great Divide will be produced by guitarist Peter Wichers and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia). Drums will be tracked at Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC. The rest of the recording is set to take place in Tampa, FL …

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