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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Drone has announced a record release party for their upcoming album "Juggernaut" in their home town of Celle. The show will take place on April 25, and will feature supporting bands Bloodwork and 3rd Grade Burn. Further details will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
As previously reported, Drone will also be supporting Ektomorf on a run of European tour dates, which comprise most of the April dates below:
14.02.2009 GER Mainburg Stadthalle
14.03.2009 GER Hannover Indiego Glocksee
08.04.2009 GER München Backstage
09.04.2009 GER Jena JenaF-Haus
10.04.2009 CZ Ostrava Bumerang
11.04.2009 CZ Prag Black Pes
12.04.2009 GER Darmstadt Steinbruch Theater
14.04.2009 GER Braunschweig Meier Music Hall
15.04.2009 GER Fulda Kreuz
16.04.2009 GER Stuttgart TBA
17.04.2009 GER Geiselwind Geiselwind Music Hall
18.04.2009 GER Berlin Kato
19.04.2009 GER Hamburg Markthalle
"Juggernaut" is due out on March 30, 2009 (Germany: March 27, 2009) through Wacken Records and SPV Records.
German thrash metallers, Drone, will be opening for EKTOMORF on their upcoming European tour. The Tour dates are as follows:
04/08 – GER – München - Backstage
04/09 - GER - Jena - JenaF-Haus
04/10 - CZ - Ostrava - Bumerang
04/11 - CZ - Prag - Black Pes
04/12 - GER - Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater
04/15 - GER - Fulda - Kreuz
04/16 - GER - Stuttgart - TBA
04/17 - GER - Geiselwind - Geiselwind Music Hall
04/18 - GER - Berlin - Kato
04/19 - GER - Hamburg - Markthalle
Drone will be realeasing their second album, "Juggernaut," on March 30th 2009 (Germany: March 27th 2009) through Wacken Records and SPV Records.
Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF have posted the following message on their MySpace page (which is run by Lisa, the girlfriend of the band's guitarist, Tamás Schrottner):
"EKTOMORF have now got their freedom from Nuclear Blast Records, yey!!!! For six months now they have been trying to get away from Nuclear Blast, now finally they have signed to AFM Records, which is a much better record label, who puts more time into their bands, so they will be supporting EKTOMORF to the full! This is awesome news for EKTOMORF!!! EKTOMORF's new album will be recorded later this year and a huge tour to follow!"
EKTOMORF recently completed the "Ambushing Europe Tour 2008" with STUCK MOJO, VENGINCE and TENSIDE.
The band's latest album, entitled "Outcast", was released in October 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, WITCHERY, RAUNCHY, HIMSA) and features a cover of the PRODIGY classic "Fuel My Fire"
4 new shows have been added to the tour between Stuck Mojo and Ektomorf as well as new routing planned within the U.K.:
28.02.2008 DE - Augsburg / Kantine
29.02.2008 AT - Traun / Spinnerei
01.03.2008 HU - Budapest / SO 38
02.03.2008 CZ - Prag / Rock Cafe
03.03.2008 CZ - Ostrava / Bumerang
04.03.2008 DE - Dresden / Fahrenheit 100
05.03.2008 DE - Berlin / Columbia Club
06.03.2008 DE - Hameln / Sumpfblumen
07.03.2008 NL - Eindhoven / Rambler
08.03.2008 NL - Sneek / Bolwerk
09.03.2008 BE - Genk / Rondepunt 26
10.03.2008 UK - Dudley / JB's (NEW!!!)
11.03.2008 UK - Manchester / Academy 3
12.03.2008 UK - Nottingham / Junktion 7
13.03.2008 UK - tba
14.03.2008 UK - London / Underworld
15.03.2008 DE - Osnabrück / Bastard Club (NEW!!!)
16.03.2008 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
17.03.2008 DE - Nürnberg / Hirsch
18.03.2008 DE - Essen / Zeche Carl
19.03.2008 DE - Tübingen / Sudhaus
20.03.2008 AT - Mödling / Red Box (NEW!!!)
21.03.2008 IT - Milano / Transilvania
22.03.2008 DE - Lindau / Club Vaudeville
23.03.2008 DE - Köln / tba (NEW!!!)
The following message has been posted on Onslaught's official Myspace page:
"Onslaught have regrettably been forced to cancel the final 5 shows of their current German tour with 'Ektomorf' due to continuing breaches of contract by ROCKFALLS PROMOTIONS (Stefan Freund).
"Sy Keeler says 'the organisation behind the tour has again been nothing short of shambolic from day 1. The problems started with transportation and equipment and ended with non payment of our fees and expenses. The Night liner company has not been paid and the tour is being kept afloat at this time by the Tour Managers' own personal finances. We had persevered with the difficulties for the first 9 shows but felt it was impossible for us to continue in the circumstances and have been forced to make this very difficult and sad decision...
"We deeply apologise to our fans in Germany for any disappointment and inconvenience they may encounter because of Mr Freund's disgraceful behaviour. We will return to your great country in February for 3 shows with our good friends 'Sabbat' which will be organised and promoted in a totally professional manner..
This matter is now in the hands of our legal team...
"See you all soon…..'
"PS - We would like to say a massive 'Thank You' to Frank & Steffen from the great band 'Days of Grace' who took time out to drive us back to the U.K... Your friendship and your thoughtfulness was awesome guys .. Danke. We owe you..!!! "
A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.
The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:
01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
11. MALEVOLENT CREATION - Assasin Squad
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
34. ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - So Grim, So True, So Real
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
40. SONATA ARCTICA - Caleb
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
52. NIGHTWISH - Eva
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
67. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Riders On The Storm
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...
Guitarist Nige Rockett of of the reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT has issued the following update:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control, we sadly announce that the 'X-mass Festival Tour' scheduled for December has been postponed. However, the tour will now go ahead in January 2008 under the title of the 'Black Winter' tour. More details of the line up and dates to follow very soon...
"This does not mean we're gonna be taking time off during December. We have now been confirmed as very special guests on the 'Rockfalls Giant' tour with EKTOMORF. It is predominently a tour of Germany with one other show in Vienna, Austria."
EKTOMORF and ONSLAUGHT with POSTMORTEM and DAYS OF GRACE:
Nov. 29 - Schweinfurt (D) Stadtt Bahnhof
Nov. 30 - Freiburg (D) Crash
Dec. 01 - Obermarchtal (D) Kreuz
Dec. 02 - Wuerzburg (D) Soundpark Ost
Dec. 03 - Giessen (D) Muk
Dec. 04 - Darmstadt (D) Steinbruch Theater
EKTOMORF and ONSLAUGHT with DAYS OF GRACE and CASKETNAIL:
Dec. 05 - Trier (D) Ex Haus
Dec. 06 - Hamburg (D) Logo
Dec. 07 - Pirmasens (D) Quasimodo
Dec. 08 - [to be announced]
Dec. 09 - Wien (AT) Viper Room *TBC
Dec. 11 - Koeln (D) Underground
Dec. 12 - Berlin (D) K17
Dec. 13 - Hannover (D) Mz Nord
Dec. 14 - Glauchau (D) Alte Spinnnerei
Dec. 15 - Osnabrueck (D) Bastard Club
Greek death metal legends SEPTIC FLESH will reunite for one-off performance at the Metal Healing Festival, set to take place July 20-22 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The running order is as follows: More...
These are the confirmed tour dates for Ektomorf/BLINDED COLONY European Tour 2007, sponsored by Metal Hammer:
2/1 Augsburg, Germany @ Musikkantine
2/2 Lindau, Germany @ Club Vauderville
2/3 Stuttgart, Germany Universum
2/4 Pirmasens, Germany Quasimodo
2/5 Essen, Germany @ Turock
2/6 Darmstadt, Germany @ Steinbruch Theater
2/7 Berlin, Germany @ K17
2/8 Prague, Czech Republic @ Bordo Club
2/9 Jena, Germany @ F-Haus
2/10 Eisleben, Germany @ Wiesenhaus
2/11 Bielefeld, Germany @ Movie
2/12 Flensburg, Germany @ Roxy Concerts
2/13 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
2/14 Arnhem, Netherlands @ Goudvishal
2/16 Freiburg, Germany @ Crash
2/17 Luzern, Switzerland @ Sedel
2/23 Nordhorn, Germany @ Scheune
2/24 Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
2/25 Nottingham, UK @ Junktion 7
2/26 Glasgow, UK @ The Barfly
2/27 Dundee, UK @ The Doghouse
2/28 Leeds, UK @ Josephs Well
3/1 Stoke-On-Trent, UK @ The Glebe
3/2 London, UK @ Camden Underworld
3/3 Koeln, Germany Underground
3/4 Wachenroth, Germany @ Toxicity
3/7 Wien, Austria @ Arena
3/8 Graz, Austria @ Orpeum
3/9 Villach, Austria @ Volkshaus Landskron
3/10 Salzburg, Austria @ Spring Metal Festival
More dates are to be confirmed.
Hungarian based EKTOMORF will be supporting CHILDREN OF BODOM on their forthcoming European tour, starting December 27 in Köln. Also on the bill are labelmates ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET. For a full list of dates, click here.
Following Children of Bodom's US tour with Amon Amarth and Trivium, they will be heading overseas for a European tour. Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have been confirmed as the support acts for CHILDREN OF BODOM on their upcoming European tour. The European tour dates are as follows: More...
Ektomorf, Disbelief and Betzefer will be a part of 'The Monster Mosh Down Tour' that will lay waste to Europe in the fall.
These are the confirmed dates:
Oct. 07 Vienna, AT - Arena
Oct. 14 Herisau, CH - Jessie James Metal Club
Oct. 22 Gaildorf, D - Sundown Festival w/ Rage, Primordial, the Duskfall
Oct. 23 Darmstadt, D - Steinbruch Theater
Oct. 27 Cottbus, D - Gladhaus
Oct. 28 Glauchau, D - Alte Spinnerei
Oct. 29 Geiselwind, D - Halle Geiselwind w/ Six Feet Under, Born from Pain, Mantas
Oct. 30 Oln, D - Underground
More dates to be announced soon.
Hungarian moshcore band Ektomorf is confirmed as support for Korn at Ljubljana, Slovenia on Sept 6.
Hungarian folk-metal band Ektomorf will release their sixth album, "Instinct," on June 14. Tracks include "Set Me Free," "The Holy Noise" and "You Get What You Give."
Ektomorf have posted audio samples from their catalogue online at this location.
This includes tracks from all five of their albums: "Hangok" (1996), "Kalyi Jag" (2000), "I Scream Up To The Sky" (2002), "Destroy" (2004) and the brandnew "Instinct" (2005)
Hypocrisy, Mnemic and Misery Index are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany.
The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
End of Green
Heaven Shall Burn
My Darkest Hate
Path of Golconda
Kreator and Ektomorf will be playing at bigger venues than expected on the "Enemy Of God" tour. Two shows are sold out and had to be moved to different venues.
These are the dates:
Feb. 20 Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle (instead of: T-Club)
Feb. 24 Nürnberg, Löwensaal (instead of: Hirsch)
There are new tickets available for those shows.
In other news, Ektomorf will not play the Earthshaker Festival this year. Instead, they will hit the stage at the Mosh Club Festival on Aug. 20 as the headliner. This festival is free.
Armageddon Music have announced a March 21 release date for the "Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" 3-CD set. The package will feature more than 220 minutes and 38 bands, along with liner notes, photos and information about the annual German metal festival. Here is the complete track listing:
01. ANTHRAX - "Indians"
02. ANTHRAX - "Only"
03. DESTRUCTION - "Nailed To The Cross"
04. CHILDREN OF BODOM - "Sixpounder"
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Dormant Bodies Bursting"
06. MAYHEM - "Pargans Fears"
07. DEATH ANGEL - "Thicker Than Blood"
08. UNLEASHED - "To Asgaard We Fly"
09. ORPHANAGE - "Five Crystals"
10. EKTOMORF - "I Know Them"
11. EKTOMORF - "Destroy"
12. BAL-SAGOTH - "The Emperial Lexicon"
13. MNEMIC - "Ghost"
14. CATHEDRAL - "Stained Glass Horizon"
15. NEVERMORE - "Enemies Of Reality"
Disc 2: More...
The 2005 edition of the Up From The Ground festival is scheduled for August 26th - 27th in Gemunden/Steinwiesen, Germany.
The latest acts confirmed for the festival are ANTICHRIST, END OF GREEN, EKTOMORF, DARK AGE and DEFLESHED.
Acts currently confirmed for the festival now include: EKTOMORF, DEFLESHED, ANTICHRIST, END OF GREEN, DARK AGE, HATESPHERE, ENSIFERUM, MY DARKEST HATE, PATH OF GOLCONDA, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and NAPALM DEATH. More acts will be announced soon.
On November 15th 2004 Dark Tranquillity's new “Lost To Apathy EP” was released through Century Media Records and received praise all over the globe, even managing to enter the official Swedish single charts at a very good position 47. Now it’s about time to introduce the upcoming seventh studio album “Character”, to be released January 24th 2005. Expect the best - because you’ll get the best!
The new massive Dark Tranquillity album “Character” is likely to be the most awaited Melodic Death Metal record since a very long time. We can assure that this album kicks serious ass, but also contains tons of great hooklines and a well-balanced mixture of pure aggression and fantastic melodies made for eternity. With “Character”, the Swedish six-piece have raised the bar to an almost unreachable height for their style’s “competitors”. You will get to hear and approve it: Simply check out the new song “Through Smudged Lenses” in the download section.
Mikael Stanne (Vocals) and Niklas Sundin (Guitar) just recently visited the German Century Media office and recorded a video message for their worldwide fan base: http://www.centurymedia.de/specials/dt_greetings.rm. More...