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SKITLIV, the band formed and fronted by former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac, and featuring SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth on guitars, is releasing two special editions on the UK Label Cold Spring. The CD version, due out at the end of February, comprises two studio tracks; one a special mix of “Slow Pain Coming” exclusive to Cold Spring, and the other, a version of “Amfetamin”, with guest vocals by current MAYHEM and SUNN0))) front man Attila, and includes bonus tracks from the band’s recent live performance at the Camden Underworld, London. Following later will be a limited 12” etched edition.
The release illustrates the subtle shift away from the narrow confines of Black Metal that Maniac has taken recently, expanding into the realms of the Doom/Noise genre whilst still maintaining his original roots. His cooperation with Current 93’s David Tibet and Andrew Liles is also highlighted in the intro to the live performance that was recorded by the two musicians especially for SKITLIV. The Tibet/Liles recording used for live performances differs from the version that they recorded as an intro for the “Kristiansen and Kvarforth Swim In The Sea of Equilibrium While Waiting…” MCD that was recently released by the band for their European tour.
Maniac commented “Justin of Cold Spring has been a friend for a long time now, and we have always talked about doing a one-off project together, but you know how it goes, you tend to get side-tracked by other things, or the time is not right for one or the other. Then he came up with the idea of the etched vinyl that was something that really appealed to everyone involved. It also came at the right moment in terms of us all having a free window at the same time, so we were able to re-record and re-mix a couple of tracks especially for him in between recording the MCD and preparing for the tour”.
On the February 06th episode of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien", The Dillinger Escape Plan will make an appearance as the musical guests. The band made the following statement: "We're playing Conan O'Brien on Wednesday February 6th....and it's not a joke. Really? Really. And you thought Cloverfield was the only time this year you'd be able to see New York get destroyed by monsters. Other guests include Heath Ledger's corpse and Asian Steve." In other Dillinger news, the band has been confirmed to play at the "New England Metal & Hardcore Festival" on April the 26th, which will raise hell at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. The Dillinger Escape Plan have also been added to the following Japanese shows with the reunited At The Gates, Mayhem and more TBA:
May 08th Osaka/Namba, JAP - Hatch
May 09th Nagoya, JAP - Club Quattro
May 11th Tokyo, JAP - Studio Coast
Five Finger Death Punch issue the following update:
"Hey everyone, we regret to inform you all that all of FFDP's current tour dates have been cancelled. Read the message below:"
"Due to concerns regarding vocalist Ivan Moody's throat, Five Finger Death Punch has cancelled all live performances through March 7th. Ivan has developed calluses on his vocal chords that, if left untreated, could lead to permanent damage. As a preventative measure, he has been advised by doctors to take 2 months of vocal rest and work on rehabilitating his vocal chords. All are confident that Ivan will make a full recovery and be back in top form in plenty of time for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's slot on the MAYHEM tour with SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED this Summer." More...
WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH and FALL OF SERENITY are confirmed to play the this year 15th edition of WITH FULL FORCE festival to be held on the 4th to 7th of July, 2008.
Other bands confirmed so far are IN FLAMES, MINISTRY, PRIMORDIAL, CONVERGE, MAYHEM, THE RED CHORD, DARK FUNERAL, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, VOLBEAT and many more. You can find more info at www.withfullforce.de.
FALL OF SERENITY will also hit the European roads this February together with the almighty DISMEMBER and HATESPHERE.
Here are the latest FALL OF SERENITY tour dates: More...
UK metal legends SAXON - complete with their special Eagle Lights Set - are the latest act confirmed for Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock Festival which takes place March 7th - 8th, 2008 in the city of Atarfe (at 11 km from Granada, Andalusia).
Confirmed acts on the bill now include: ANGELUS APATRIDA, BELPHEGOR, DANGER DANGER, DESTRUCTION, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, KORPIKLAANI, KOTIPELTO, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, RATT, SAXON, SLAUGHTER, SYMPHONY X, TRIBAL, UNLEASHED, WITHIN TEMPTATION.
Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM and Norwegian death/thrash metallers DIMENSION F3H are joining forces for a string of European dates in February, which currently include:
20 - Woughton Centre - Milton Keynes, UK
21 - Islington Academy - London, UK
22 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
23 - Moshulu - Aberdeen, UK
24 - Ivory Black - Glasgow, UK
26 - Barfly - Birmingham, UK
27 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, Holland
28 - Turock - Essen, Germany
29 - Bolwerk - Sneek, Holland
Stay tuned for further updates.
IN FLAMES, MINISTRY, MAYHEM, STUCK MOJO and DARK FUNERAL are among the confirmed bands for the With Full Force festival, set to take place July 4-6, 2008 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
BORN FROM PAIN
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
ENEMY OF THE SUN
FALL OF SERENITY
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
SHE MALE TROUBLE
SUBWAY TO SALLY
THE DESTINY PROGRAM
THE RED CHORD
THE TURBO AC'S
WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH
RATT has been confirmed to play at the ATARFE VEGA ROCK FESTIVAL, set to take place the 7th (Friday) and 8th of March (Saturday) 2008, in the city of ATARFE (at 11 km from Granada, Andalusia - SPAIN). By now, this is the billing after adding this new act: ANGELUS APATRIDA, BELPHEGOR, DANGER DANGER, DESTRUCTION, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, KORPIKLAANI, KOTIPELTO, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, RATT, SLAUGHTER, SYMPHONY X, TRIBAL, UNLEASHED and WITHIN TEMPTATION. More bands will be announced very soon.
This year the shows will be hold at “Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe”, a modern covered Bullring, with all the facilities, that a music festival like the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival requires.
First tickets can now be sold. The special price for the two day tickets is 45 Euros + issue expenses, this promotion will end the 30th December. Tickets can be bought in these stores and sites: Carrefour, Fnac, Tipo Stores and www.ticktackticket.com.
For more info about the festival, visit the official website www.brmusic.net.
Norwegan black/thrash metal act NIDINGR is currently working on a new EP, titled "Wolf-Father", which will feature drummer Hellhammer (real name: Jan Axel von Blomberg; MAYHEM, WINDS, ARCTURUS, DIMMU BORGIR, THE KOVENANT). More information will be made available soon.
NIDINGR guitarist Teloch recently completed a European tour as a session member of the Norwegian black metal outfit GORGOROTH.
NIDINGR's limited-edition vinyl release "Sodomize the Priest" (2006) featured a rehearsal recording from 1996 on side A, and various tracks from 1998 on side B.
Las Vegas-based hard rockers SLAUGHTER are the latest act confirmed for Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock Festival, which will take place March 7th/8th, 2008 in the city of Atarfe, Spain (11 km from Granada, Andalusia).
Confirmed acts on the bill now include: BELPHEGOR, DANGER DANGER, DESTRUCTION, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, KORPIKLAANI, KOTIPELTO, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, SLAUGHTER, SYMPHONY X, TRIBAL and UNLEASHED.
SYMPHONY X are the latest act confirmed for Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock Festival, which will take place March 7th/8th, 2008 in the city of Atarfe (at 11 km from Granada, Andalusia).
Confirmed acts on the bill now include: DESTRUCTION, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, KORPIKLAANI, KOTIPELTO, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, SYMPHONY X, TRIBAL and UNLEASHED.
For more info about the festival, visit the official website at www.brmusic.net.
Legendary UK doom outfit MY DYING BRIDE has been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
MY DYING BRIDE
Two-day tickets cost 45 euros plus service charges. This promotional price will end on December 27.
SKITLIV/ex-MAYHEM frontman Maniac will join SHINING on stage during the band's forthcoming gig at Oslo, Norway's Club Maiden on Saturday, November 10. His appearance at the gig will mark the continued collaboration between Maniac and SHINING's Kvarforth, who recently became a full-time member of SKTILIV — both recording and performing live with the band. Kvarforth will play both with SKITLIV and SHINING during December, when the two bands will be undertaking a 19-date tour in Europe together with Austrian black metallers HELLSAW.
SKITLIV frontman Maniac (ex-MAYHEM) will join SHINING on stage during the band’s forthcoming gig at Oslo’s Club Maiden on Saturday 10 November. Slated to perform at least one song with the band, his appearance will mark the continued collaboration between Maniac and Shining’s Kvarforth, who recently became a full-time member of Skitliv - both recording and performing live with the band. Kvarforth will play both with Skitliv and Shining during December, when the two bands will be undertaking a 19-date tour in Europe together with Austrian black metallers HELLSAW.
Supporting Shining at Club Maiden will be two Norwegian bands: ENDEZZMA, the Black Metal band that features members of URGEHAL, RAGNAROK and VULTURE LORD, and psychopunkers HAUST, who will open the evening. This will be the only date that Shining will play in Norway until March of 2008, when the band is scheduled to appear at the Inferno Festival.
WFLM Radio will air a special live tribute show honoring the various heavy metal/hard rock musicians who have died. The program will be broadcast all day/night on Saturday, November 24 and will include tributes to the following groups/musicians:
PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN (Dimebag Darrell)
KISS (Eric Carr)
METALLICA (Cliff Burton)
OZZY OSBOURNE (Randy Rhoads)
ACID BATH (Audie Pitre)
DEATH (Chuck Schuldiner)
VOIVOD (Denis "Piggy" D'Amour)
Special guests, other musicians and fans will have the opportunity to speak out on how the various artists have affected their lives.
To listen to the show live via the Internet, visit www.wflmradio.com.
In December, PANTHEON-I will embark on a tour in France with the legendary Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. More European shows will be announced shortly. Check out the dates below:
15 - (FR) Rennes Ubu
16 - (FR) Bordeaux Barbey
17 - (FR) Paris Locomotive
18 - (FR) Lyon Transbordour
19 - (FR) Toulouse Havana
20 - (FR) Marseille Club Rock Hard
21 - (FR) Eloyes Centre Culturel
22 - (FR) Limoges CC John Lennon
Gorgoroth Issue the following update:
"Contiuning on with the new agenda now forged for Gorgoroth, Gaahl and King have enlisted none other than Hellhammer (Mayhem) to join them on battery beginning in 2008."
"Gaahl and King are creating a force which will only contain members of a strong and creative energy in honor of the art that is Gorgoroth and their renewed sense of destruction and war! Hellhammer possesses these ideals and he will add another dimension to this new and different beginning."
"Please welcome Hellhammer to the battle!"
The organizers of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival — which was scheduled to take place December 1, 2007 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain and feature appearances by such artists as JOEY BELLADONNA, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, LACRIMOSA, LIZZY BORDEN, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE and VENOM — have issued the following update:
"As some of you will know due to official statements that can be red in the websites of some of the bands confirmed for the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival 2007, we sadly have to announce that the festival must be postponed until March of 2008, as a result of the damages caused by the floods that the city of Atarfe suffered, and about them all media from Spain informed.
"The '200 litres / m2' heavy downpour has meant 20 euro millions worth damages. These damages, as well as the duties of the engineers of the insurance companies, don't let us celebrate the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival the coming 1st of December in the Bullring and its area, as it was announced.
"We've had a meeting with the Mayor and the local authorities to show them how worried we were about it, and to get a reply about this situation. They've always told us that the festival can take place as expected, and we have to respect it, to ensure the security of people who attend to the festival, bands and staff of the festival.
"We've looked for an alternative location, but once again due to security reasons it's been impossible to find another place in Atarfe. We've even tried to celebrate the festival in another city, but there was no suitable location available, where the festival could take place and we could work in the production required for this festival, taking in account that we didn't have much time.
"After searching without success an alternative location, and once we've reached an agreement with the City Hall and the confirmed bands, we've decided to postpone the festival until March of 2008.
"Except due to date difficulties, we count on all the confirmed bands, as well as with other groups which will be also in the billing.
"With regard to people who have bought their tickets, they'll get their money back in the same stores, where they bought them. We really thank you for your support and loyalty. Besides, we want to compensate those people who have bought a flight ticket to attend to the festival. For this reason they'll get in for free in March, and they'll get free drinks. It's required that they send us an e-mail with the receipt of the flight ticket to verify it.
"We're very sorry about this postponement and the problems that it can mean to you, but no one expected that such a natural disaster could take place in Atarfe. We beg you for comprehension.
"As well as you, this postponement affects us too, because we had booked some bands, which fortunately have understood this setback and have agreed to play in March.
"In the same manner we've bought many international flight tickets for the bands, and now we'll have to buy more to let the groups come and play in March.
"Once again we beg you for understanding what it has happened, because this extraordinary situation is out of our control."
SHINING, HELLSAW and SKITLIV have now confirmed additional dates and changes to their December tour. Originally scheduled to last 18 days, the tour will now kick off one day earlier with the addition of a Swedish date. Black Metallers CODE will join the three bands at the London Underworld for a rare, one-off appearance.
This will be the first chance for many to see Maniac live on stage since his departure from MAYHEM. He debuted his new band Doom Black Metal band SKITLIV this month during a short tour with Japanese all-girl band GALLHAMMER, where he was joined on stage by SHINING front man Kvarforth, normally SKITLIV’s studio guitarist, but who tours with them whenever his commitments to his own band will allow.
Aries, vocalist for Austrian Black Metallers HELLSAW, who this week released their new album “Phantasm”, recently had this to say about the upcoming tour, “… all three bands are exponents of quite different types of Black Metal, and we each have our own style of stage show, which makes it much more interesting for the fans, as well as for the bands concerned”.
The new confirmed tour dates are as follows:
Dec. 04 - Sweden Musikenshuset Gothenburg
Dec. 05 - Germany Markthalle Hamburg
Dec. 06 - Germany K 17, Berlin
Dec. 07 - Germany Bastard Club Osnabruk
Dec. 08 - Holland Parkhof Alkmaar
Dec. 09 - France Glazart Paris
Dec. 10 - Holland Waterfront Rotterdam
Dec. 11 - Belgium De Klinker Aarschot
Dec. 12 - France La Rumeur Lille
Dec. 13 - UK Underworld London
Dec. 14 - France Le Ferrailleur Nantes
Dec. 15 - France Korigan Luynes
Dec. 16 - Switzerland Le Romanie Lausanne
Dec. 17 - France Lyon’s Hall Lyon
Dec. 18 - Switzerland Dynamo Werk 21 Zurich
Dec. 19 - Austria Escape Vienna
Dec. 20 - Austria The Cave Saltzburg
Dec. 21 - Germany Asgard Pub Annaberg-Buchholz
Dec. 22 - Germany Sodomizing Fistmass Bitterfeld
UK black metal legends VENOM are the latest act confirmed for the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival which will take place at Coliseo de Atarfe (covered Bullring) in Granada, Spain, on December 1st. Acts confirmed for the festival include: BELLADONA, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, LACRIMOSA, LIZZY BORDEN, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, VENOM