We wish you all a happy new year!
SILVERLANE will celebrate the release of their upcoming album "My Inner Demon" together with you on February 21st, 2009 and and of course they will present it live... Beside that one festival this Summer is already confirmed and within the next days a superb support-slot will be possibly signed... (>>> dates-area)
MOONSORROW have confirmed further shows for 2009... (>>> dates-area)
In January/February 2009 LORDI will infest the clubs in and around Germany to present their recent album "Deadache". But they won't forget to play also their well known hits, bundled on "Zombilaton - The Greatest Cuts", in stores on February 20th, 2009... (>>> dates-area)
"Where Is The Sun" is a track from the fantastic album "Origin Of The Storm", coming to you on February 27th, 2009, and in their official and new styled myspace THE SORROW let you check it out...
In their official myspace EMIL BULLS a little Christmas gift for you...
We wish you all a Merry Christmas!
We have replaced the profile-pics as well as the biography in our LETZTE INSTANZ area on the occasion of "Schuldig"...
In January the guys from MISERY SPEAKS will enter the Black Lodge Studio (Scar Symmetry, The Absence, Sonic Syndicate,...) in Sweden to record the followup to their album "Catalogue Of Carnage"...
Now that should be all DE/VISION and Seabound dates in the States... (>>> dates-area)
Now they come to the UK aswell... (>>> dates-area)
We have replaced the profile-pics as well as the biography in our LORDI area on the occasion of "Zombilation"...
Further details about their new album "My Inner Demon" are online in SILVERLANE's discography-area...
HAGGARD have confirmed their first shows for 2009, e.g. the SummerBreeze... (>>> dates-area)
Further details about the first best of LORDI "Zombilation - The Greatest Cuts" (regular and limited edition) are online in their discography-area...
QNTAL's "Purpurea" tour is still growing... (>>> dates-area)
Further details about the upcoming THE SORROW album "Origin Of The Storm" (regular and limited edition) are now online in the discography-area of the band...
While the boys from GRANTIG go on working on their next album to enter the studio this month, they will play the last three concerts of the year... (>>> dates-area)
EMIL BULLS have confirmed their first shows for 2009... (>>> dates-area)
It is time for a retrospection. With "Zombilation - The Greatest Cuts" we will release is the only official best-of LORDI complied and authorized by monster boss Mr. Lordi himself on February 20th, 2009 - also as limited-2CD+1DVD-edition. More details soon...
Our new signing SILVERLANE already has a little story to tell, as usual in the biography-area...
The new album of the four Austrians is finished, but it is still "a few days" until release (February 27th, 2009). So now THE SORROW have provided a few delicacies for you. Bit by bit within the next time they eill present you videodiaries from the recording sessions in their official myspace. The first one is already online... ;)
The first QNTAL shows & festivals for 2009 are confirmed... (>>> dates-area)
So, now allmost every "tbc"-show in THE DYING's tourplan is confirmed... (>>> dates-area)
JESUS ON EXTASY have confirmed their first shows for 2009... (>>> dates-area)
GOTHMINISTER will headline the Friday of 2009's Castle Rock Festivals and beside that there will be further releaseparties in December... (>>> dates-area)
Further DIABLO dates with Children Of Bodom and Cannibal Corpse... (>>> dates-area)
Due to a major health problem drummer Dominik will have a medical intervention on Monday morning and so THE SORROW have no other choice but to cancel their part on tomorrow's CoB show for healthiness comes first... Get well soon!
Children Of Bodom of course will play anyway... (>>> dates-area)
The DE/VISION show in San Francisco was postponed to the following day... (>>> dates-area)
Unfortunatelly the MISERY SPEAKS show in Bielefeld was cancelled by the promoter without announcement of reasons... (>>> dates-area)
After all LETZTE INSTANZ will not play in Heidelberg for now during their UnSchulds-Tour and in Bremen the show was relocated to another venue named Schlachthof... (>>> dates-area)
WALTARI will celebrate the second decade of their work on stage in 2009 aswell... (>>> dates-area)
EISHEILIG have confirmed their first show for 2009... (>>> dates-area)
In February 2009 DIABLO will come back to Germany, among other countries. Within the "Blood Drunks Crawling Over EU" tour they will travel across the EU together with Children Of Bodom and Cannibal Corpse... (>>> dates-area)
The area for our new signing SILVERLANE is online. The new album "My Inner Demon" will be released by Drakkar Records in February 2009, but as usual you will soon find further details like biography, pictures and and mp3-samples here.
HAGGARD will stay away from home a few days longer for they have added a few shows to their current "Tales Of Ithiria" tour... (>>> dates-area)
THE DYING will open up the "The Unholy Alliance Chapter III" in Antwerpen for Slayer & co. ... (>>> dates-area)
As promised the dates for January when DE/VISION and Seabound will tour the clubs in the US... (>>> dates-area)
Unfortunatelly the upcoming GRAND MAGUS tour had to be cancelled for unforeseen private reasons, so no support-slot for GRANTIG.
GRAND MAGUS and GRANTIG regret this very much and really want to catch up for the cancelled shows in 2009. As soon as there is again space for a tour, we will inform you.
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "The Carrion Sky" in MY MINDS WEAPON's multimedia-area...
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "Triumph Of Tragedy" in THE DYING's multimedia-area...
Around the release of the new GOTHMINISTER album "Happiness In Darkness" there will be further releaseparties with giveaways. These dates are pure parties without a concert except the earlier announced date in Oslo... (>>> dates-area)
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "Gust Of Rage" in S-CORE's multimedia-area...
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "One More Piece" in SIKH's multimedia-area...
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "Travelling In Travel" in DYSFUNCTIONAL BY CHOICE's multimedia-area...
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "Happiness In Darkness" in GOTHMINISTER's multimedia-area...
We have reason to rejoice, for we have just signed SILVERLANE, the great hopefuls of the German power and melodic metal scene.
We will release SILVERLANE’s debutalbum “My Inner Demon” at the end of February 2009. Of course we will build an own bandarea here, but until that happens you may have a look at their official homepage and official myspace.
MOONSORROW had to accept a change for their North America tour... Beside that they will headline the Nosturi-NewYear'sEve-Party (Pagan style)... (>>> dates-area)
Further THE DYING liveshows... (>>> dates-area)
The shows in the States are almost done, and already now there are festival-news with ENSIFERUM for Germany 2009... (>>> dates-area)
GOTHMINISTER-friends from Oslo and around can celebrate the release of "Happiness In Darkness" on December 12th, 2008. The same target audience may look forward to November already for a singleshow... (>>> dates-area)
The romantic rocker of LETZTE INSTANZ will present their new studioalbum "Schuldig" (guilty) live in 18 cities in March and April 2009, after we released it on February 27th, 2009. Across the German federal states as well as in Austria and Switzerland the pre-sales for their "UnSchulds-Tour" starts now. After their successful acustic and church tour "Die weiße Reise" in Spring 2008 and the double-DVD "Weißgold" (#4 of the German Music DVD Charts in August 2008!!!) the romantic rocker with Cello and violin will now put their hard and energetic preferences back on display.
But before that they will have a trip to China followed by a supportslot for SCHANDMAUL at "Anderswelt" tour... (>>> dates-area)
Further details about their new album "Triumph Of Tragedy" are online in THE DYING's discography-area...
In GOTHMINISTER's pictures-area you'll now find a few new pics...
Further details about their new album "The Carrion Sky" are online in MY MINDS WEAPON's discography-area...
Further details about their new album "Gust Of Rage" are online in S-CORE's discography-area...
Further details about their new album "One More Piece" are online in SIKH's discography-area...
Further details about their new album "Travelling In Travel" are online in DYSFUNCTIONAL BY CHOICE's discography-area...
Straight after the tour with Sweden's "finest Doom Rockers" Grand Magus (>>> dates-area) GRANTIG will enter the studio again to record their second album...
Previous to our release of "Triumph Of Tragedy" you will get the chance to convince yourselves of the qualities of our new signing THE DYING, at least if you are close to Belgium or love to travel... (>>> dates-area)
Two further chances to convince yourselves of LEANDRA's skills... (>>> dates-area)
The area for our new signing THE DYING is online - incl. biography. The new album "Triumph Of Tragedy" of the guys from Belgium will be released by Drakkar Records on December 05th, 2008.
Previous to QNTAL's "Purpurea" tour the fans from The Netherlands and those who love to travel get another chance... (>>> dates-area)
The area for our new signing MY MINDS WEAPON is online - incl. biography. The new album "The Carrion Sky" of the Scottish guys will be released by Drakkar Records on November 28th, 2008.
Tomorrow EMIL BULLS start the second round of their "The Black Path" tour, probably close to your home... (>>> dates-area)
The area for our new signing S-CORE is online - incl. biography. The new album "Gust Of Rage" of the French guys will be released by Drakkar Records on November 28th, 2008.
The area for our new signing SIKH is online - incl. biography. The new album "One More Piece" will be released by Drakkar Records on November 21st, 2008.
The area for our new signing DYSFUNCTIONAL BY CHOICE is online - incl. biography. The new album "Travelling In Travel" of the French guys will be released by Drakkar Records on November 21st, 2008.
Thanx to you for you kept HAGGARD's "Tales Of Ithiria" for another week in the German Media Control Album Charts - #93!
QNTAL's "Purpurea" tour has been extended... (>>> dates-area)
In November JESUS ON EXTASY will headline the "2. Electronic Aid Festival in Oberhausen... (>>> dates-area)
"Happiness In Darkness" will not only bring you the well done coverversion of Michael Jackson's "Thriller", but also 9 further studiotracks as well as 3 liveclips as enhanced videotracks - more details in the discography-area...
In the second week after release of their latest milestone "Tales Of Ithiria" HAGGARD are #79 of the German Media Control Album Charts.
Thanx to you and congratulations to the band!
The career of GOTHMINISTER up the new album "Happiness In Darkness" in written words can be found in their biography-area...
The WebTV magazine Rockinvasion.de is now "on air" via the digital music-broadcaster "iMusic" as well.
In the first show there will be an interview with Chrissy & Christoph, a CD competition, a tour announcement as well as the videoclip for "The Most Evil Spell". So tune in:
The dates for the broadcast of the new format jugendKULTur (youthCULTure) of the German Channel ZDF Infokanal incl. JESUS ON EXTASY are as follows:
More than four years have passed since the release of "Eppur Si Muove", the last album by the classic metalheads around maestro Asis Nasseri. The fans seemed to be hungry for now it is official: the new album "Tales Of Ithiria" has entered the German Media Control Album Charts on #37 and that is the highest chart-position for the band in Germany in band history. So one of the most extraordinary metal bands worldwide is honoured for artistically courage, a distinguished new album and a persistent career.
From Wednesday on EISHEILIG are again on the way into your world - live... (>>> dates-area)
In November MOONSORROW travell across the ocean again, this time to make Canadian fans happy... (>>> dates-area)
Soon Holly and Benni will go on a reading tour and they will present you "Weiße Geschichten" live... (>>> dates-area)
At the beginning of November they will travell to the Mogul empire within the scope of the "Germany and China"-culture-exchange-program and at the end of the month LETZTE INSTANZ accompany their friends from SCHANDMAUL again, this time on "Anderswelt" tour... (>>> dates-area)
Next to another show this Autumn LEANDRA is now confirmed for next years Wave Gotik Treffen... (>>> dates-area)
GRANTIG are busy writing new stuff for the "So muss es sein" follow-up. But that does not keep them from supoorting Sweden's "finest Doom Rockers" Grand Magus together with Gorilla Monsoon... (>>> dates-area)
EMIL BULLS have caught a support slot at Scars On Broadway - that has a direct effect on the GRANTIG support slot for a few shows of the "The Black Path" tour part II... (>>> dates-area)
This week LETZTE INSTANZ celebrate right double. The 2-DVD "Weißgold" has entered the German Media Control music DVD charts ON #4 - for #1 and #3 is the comedian Mario Barth, who is strictly speaking no music act, LETZTE INSTANZ has released next to Genesis the second successful music DVD in Germany this week - congratulations!
And besides the DVD "Weißgold" has also entered the German Media Control album charts on respectable#64. "Weißgold" is LETZTE INSTANZ 10th anniversary celebration. Only within the last two years the band around singer Holly has been on stage for more than 150 times, so a DVD, dealing basically with the events on and behind the stage, had become a must.
This high quality release was produced in cooperation with Berlin's company ROAX. Next to a movie-like band portrait it contains the gig at 2007's Wacken Open Air and of course as main component the unplugged concert at Dresden's Lukaskirche (Lukas church) featuring guestmusicians from the bands Schandmaul and Subway To Sally.
The band celebrates this fine success only in short, for they have already started the work on their next longplayer. This still nameless album is planned for Spring 2009.
The trailer for the DVD "Weißgold" as well as some extracts from the unplugged- and the WOA concert are still to find in their multimedia-area.
EMIL BULLS have caught a support slot at Scars On Broadway - on the other hand that means a few shows of their "The Black Path" tour part II had to be delayed... (>>> dates-area)
QNTAL have added a few dates to their tour this Autumn. The tour is now entitled "Purpurea", like their best of album to be in stores soon... (>>> dates-area)
In the discography-area you will now find the tracklist for the new album "Purpurea" by QNTAL...
For their third album "Happiness In Darkness" GOTHMINISTER have dared a special coverversion. You know the original track for sure and you will love the ministerial version. Curious? We'll tell you more soon...
On September 13th, 2008 (Saturday) the German TV channel "ZDF Infokanal" starts a new format named jugendKULTur (youthCULTure). In this first episode of this series they deal with the gothic scene and especially with our darlings JESUS ON EXTASY - enjoy the show!
Besides that JESUS ON EXTASY will be on tour with the chartbreaker EISBRECHER in September - more about that in their (>>> dates-area...
And beside that the new homepage is online...
The almost 18 years lasting history of QNTAL can be found in their biography-area...
And again we travelled the world for you to find something worthy to be released in November: MY MINDS WEAPON from the UK, THE DYING from Belgum as well as DYSBY (DYSFUNCTIONAL BY CHOICE), S-CORE and SIKH from France. More to find in the linked MySpaces and soon here of course...
After 6 wonderful albums and by now 18 years of work it is time even for QNTAL to release a retrospective in the form of a best of album. "Purpurea" will be its name. It will be fully packed with 27 tracks on 2 CDs and in stores on October 31st, 2008...
After more than three years absence GOTHMINISTER are finally back. The third album of our Norwegians will be entitled "Happiness In Darkness" and see the light of day on November 14th, 2008...
GRANTIG are supporting EMIL BULLS on a few shows and beside that there are two new club shows... (>>> dates-area)
Just arrivied to home from the Paganfest tour to rock the festival summer, ENSIFERUM now are going to cross the Atlantic Ocean again to support (together with Belphegor and The Absence) Amon Amarthon their America tour... (>>> dates-area)
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "The 2nd Decade - In The Cradle" in WALTARI's multimedia-area...
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "H8" in GODSPLAGUE's multimedia-area...
In SILENTRAIN's pictures-area you'll now find a few bandfotos...
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "Source" in CODEON's multimedia-area...
Here you've got a little preview on the new album "Wrong Way To Salvation" in SILENTRAIN's multimedia-area...
In CODEON's discography-area you will now find the tracklist for their new album "Source"...
In the discography-area you will now find the tracklist for the new album "Wrong Way To Salvation" by SILENTRAIN...
In GODSPLAGUE's pictures-area there now a few shots of the band...
As usual you will find the history of our new signing CODEON in their biography-area...
In the discography-area you will now find the tracklist for GODSPLAGUE's new album "H8"...
Now there is a little acoustic preview on their live&unplugged-album "Tales Of Ithiria" in HAGGARD's multimedia-area...
In the discography-area you will now find the 14 listed tracks (incl. 1 enhanced videotrack) of the WALTARI album "The 2nd Decade - In The Cradle"...
The once cancelled DE/VISION show in Paris now has a new date... (>>> dates-area)
The guys from our new signing GODSPLAGUE had a life before "H8", read about it in the biography-area...
Now there is a little acoustic preview on their live&unplugged-album "Weisse Reise" in LETZTE INSTANZ's multimedia-area...
The DE/VISION remix contest is finnished and at www.digitalmusician.net you now find true treasures of interpretation....
Our new signing SILENTRAIN already has a little story to tell, as usual in the biography-area...
GRANTIG have a new homepage-design, so you might have a look....
In DIABLO's pictures-area there are now online a few new pics of the metal bulldozer...
In TRACEDAWN's pictures-area you'll now find a few not moving pictures of the guys from Finland.
If you like to have a short summary about WALTARI's past 20 years in business, check their biography-area...
In September DE/VISION will travell to the British capital again... (>>> dates-area)
After HAGGARD have left behind this year's festival summer, they will present you their new album "Tales Of Ithiria" live during a tour across the continent... (>>> dates-area)
Our dark rockin' heroesfrom Münster MISERY SPEAKS will play further festivals and single shows on the one hand and on the other support the legendery Entombed on their German shows... (>>> dates-area)
At the end of August DE/VISION will make a little trip to the Latvian capital - of course for musical reasons... (>>> dates-area)
After four years of relaxing and working on the new album there much to say about HAGGARD, you can read that in the biography-area...
Now there is a little acoustic preview on the fifth album "Icaros" in DIABLO's multimedia-area. The metal bulldozer will roll again in your player on August 29th, 2008...
Now there is a little acoustic preview on the self-titled debutalbum "Tracedawn" in TRACEDAWN's multimedia-area, to be released on August 22nd, 2008...
In the discography-area there are now online the tracklists for "Tales Of Ithiria ", the upcoming HAGGARD album...
And here is the very large tracklist of the 2-DVD "Weißgold" in LETZTE INSTANZ's discography-area...
In the discography-area you will now find the 16 listed tracks of the 10 Years LETZTE INSTANZ Unplugged&Live album "Weisse Reise" - the tracklist of the 2-DVD will follow...
Please find the tracklist of TRACEDAWN's self titled debutalbum in their discography-area...
Our debutants from TRACEDAWN already have a little story to tell - as usual in the biography-area...
This September is dedicated to Finnish Metal. Right four new signings from the North we will present you in that month. Every band will get its own area here, but for now you may ckeck the usual sources:
Please find the latest DIABLO biography in their *surprisesurprise* biography-area...
The album is finished and the master ist already on its way to the press plant. If not thunder and lightning paralyse the press plant, fortune may favor you when you are holding the new masterpiece "Tales Of Ithiria" by HAGGARD as regular or limited edition in your hands on August 29th, 2008...
The DVD of LORDI's motion picture "Dark Floors" has reached gold-status in Finland right before its official release!
In September MOONSORROW will appear in Cologne at the "Under Yggdrasil Pagan Open Air Festival" and make you happy... (>>> dates-area)
In April the "Die weisse Tour" took place - 10 Years LETZTE INSTANZ Unplugged! In about two months you will be able to re-live the wonderful moments you enjoyed there over and over again, because as a little help to recall we will release on the one hand the 2-DVD "Weißgold" and on the other the CD "Weisse Reise" on August 22nd, 2008. We will give you more details soon...
In the discography-area there are now online the tracklists for "Icaros", the upcoming DIABLO album...
We have contracted a new band. Our youngest signing (literally for the guys have not reached the age of consent yet) is named TRACEDAWN and it rocks like hell. Some of the reasons may be Nino Laurenne (Thunderstone) as producer, Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, CoB, Amorphis,...) doing the mix and Mika Jussila (Nightwish,...) doing the mastering in the Finnvox Studios.
Soon we will have some soundsample here in their area, but if you are curious right now, check their official homepage and their official myspace...
Not only two further festival dates have been added to the EMIL BULLS tourdates, but also a bunch of shows under the flag of "The Black Path - Tour Part II"... (>>> dates-area)
Unfortunatelly the promoter of the festival had to cancel due to recent developments in Serbia, but there are still a few festivals on the continent featuring LORDI on the list... (>>> dates-area)
On June 14th, 2008 Victor will be member of the jury at the Guitar Fight Club - final in Bischofswerda (>>> www.guitarfightclub.de)!
On June 21st, 2008 our guys from MISERY SPEAKS will do a doubleshift for you. In the afternoon they will rock you at the Summerblast and in the evening at the Circle Pit! Respect... (>>> dates-area)
There were a few changes - positive and negative - in the GRANTIG live-dates, so you better check them again... (>>> dates-area)
Well, it seems the secret was too big, for nobody knew how this should work out. So the XANDRIA appearances during these festivals have now been cancelled... (>>> dates-area)
The artistic phase is accomplished and the new HAGGARD album will e mastered within the next days. So the sign are good for a release of "Tales Of Ithiria" in August this year...
DIABLO will play "the one or the other" Finnish Summer festival... (>>> dates-area)
EISHEILIG will also play at the Underground in Cologne... (>>> dates-area)
We are glad to announce, that the fifth album of the Finnish metal-bulldozer DIABLO will be a Drakkar release again. "Icaros" will be in stores most probably on August 29th, 2008...
A few new dates and a few changes in the EMIL BULLS festival dates... (>>> dates-area)
This year's late Summer will be dedicated almost completely to metal. On the one hand the chances for the new HAGGARD album "Tales Of Ithiria" to be finally released are quite good and on the other hand we have several irons in the fire, which promise the one or the other kick in the ass... just as a little note, the details will follow later...
For all among you, who still are not convinced why they should visit an EMIL BULLS show, here is another offer to change your live forever:
Todays EMIL BULLS show at the Logo in Hamburg (GER) will be broadcast on MySpace - live! So be kind and zap to www.myspace.com/emilbulls this evening, enjoy the show and afterwards order a ticket for the next EMIL BULLS show... ;)
LORDI are back in the studio to record the follow-up to their goldalbum "The Arockalypse". For that they can choose from around 60 demos. So now you might be quite curious about what will find its way to you most probably in Autumn.
You could be the new XANDRIA singer! (This is the request of the band)
If 90% of the following topics are describing you or a person you know in your opinion, don´t hesitate to contact us!
In June THE DOGMA will give their fellow countrymen another chance to experience the band live on stage... (>>> dates-area)
In Autumn the vikings of MOONSORROW will discover the American continent again to conquer the (original) inhabitants with their music... (>>> dates-area)
There is a remix contest at AcidPlanet where you can put your hands on QNTAL's "Ludus" and give it a new sounddesign...
Due to organisational problems the LEANDRA's gigs in Chemnitz and Frankfurt had to be postponed. But instead there is a new confirmed date... (>>> dates-area)
XANDRIA will play another festival this Summer, but how this will work out is still a secret... (>>> dates-area)
QNTAL will play a few festivals and further headliner shows in November. Beside that the shows in June as well as a festival in July are confirmed... (>>> dates-area)
There is a little bit to read about XANDRIA's "Now & Forever - The Best Of" in their biographie-area...
GRANTIG are not only a good support for the EMIL BULLS, but now also to see at several festivals... (>>> dates-area)
And the EMIL BULLS go on rockin' through Germany and around... (>>> dates-area)
Once again the list of festivals with LETZTE INSTANZ grow longer... (>>> dates-area)
What may appear as an unbelievable marketing-gag, is definitely true. On June 06th, 2008 the XANDRIA album "Now & Forever - The Best Of" will be released, and right these days singer Lisa Middelhauve leaves the band surprisingly to go on her own way doing seperate things. The album once meant to be break and caesura, now seams to become some kind of legacy of the chapter with Lisa.
The band about the splitt:
"For personal reasons Lisa decided to leave the band after almost 8 years of successful work.
We thank Lisa for the good, successful and most of all the unforgettable time with her and wish her all the best for the future.
The musical journey of XANDRIA goes on as a matter of course - get prepared for a surprise.We still have a lot of intentions.
From now on we are looking for a new front mistress and we will be back soon with new songs and livedates.
Within the next days we will brief you about the application details."
XANDRIA, Bielefeld, April 30th, 2008
At their own declaration the band breaks up in good and they are sad about Lisa's departure. "My exit has nothing to do with dispute or controversy within the band. It was just time to splitt. I hope, we still will be friends in future like we are right now", says Lisa Middelhauve.
For quite some time XANDRIA feels not like home for Lisa anymore and she wants to be no barricade for the band finding another singer committed to the band wholeheartedly. A step commiserated by everyone, but respcted to an extremely high degree aswell.
Once again there will be the chance for the fan to enjoy all highlights of the band, a few rarities, the Summerbreeze 2007 concert plus interviews and videoclips on DVD - and XANDRIA featuring Lisa on vocals. After "Now & Forever - The Best Of" a lot of things will be new and some will be different, but it will go on: without Lisa, but with XANDRIA!
Further festival-visitors may look forward to see a HAGGARD live performance... (>>> dates-area)
Once again our Italian freinds from THE DOGMA are the supporting act for TARJA... (>>> dates-area)
MISERY SPEAKS will rock in Meiningen (GER) on May 23rd and next to the already known festivals at the Soundgarden Festival in Friedberg (GER)... (>>> dates-area)
The shooting stars JESUS ON EXTASY continue their story of success! After their debut album "Holy Beauty" made an impact, singles like "Assassinate Me" and "Nuclear Bitch" provided for filled dancefloors in the clubs.
Now the 5 musicians are coming up with something even better: On May 02nd the second album "Beloved Enemy" will be releases and it outshines everything for now. Right now the singles "Beloved Enemy" and "Stay With Me" are #3 and #7 in the DAC (German Alternative Charts), the album made it to #3 at once. In the "Native 25" album charts the album succeeded against big ones like The Kooks, ASP or Unheilg and entered on #1! In the same way the both singles are placed in the Top 20 of the "Native 25", and in the DAT20 Single Charts the quintet entered the Top 10 with "Stay With Me" - on #7 as second best new entry.
Not only in the clubs but also on stage JESUS ON EXTASY are a force. If you want to convince yourself, come to Meyer (Siegen/GER) on April 27th or to the Pavillion (Wuppertal/GER) on April 30th. Tickets are available directly from the band: email@example.com.
Alltogether there are 4 single shows and 4 festivals, aswell as a support slot in Autumn confirmed right now... (>>> dates-area)
Unfortunatelly the DE/VISION show on June 06th in Paris had to be cancelled for now, but most probably it will take place in October. And the individuals in Russia with D/V-affinity can look forwar to another show in their country... (>>> dates-area)
Unfortunatelly the EISHEILIG show on May 25th in Hamburg had to be cancelled, but there ar still a few alternatives... (>>> dates-area)
Tomorrow LETZTE INSTANZ will go on rock tour again, incl. a few "unplugged" and a little forecast on the next album... (>>> dates-area)
Beside that the fan anthologie "Weiße Geschichten" is available now, e.g. at amazon.de.
Unfortunatelly the LEANDRA show on May 10th in Zurich had to be cancelled, but there will be a few dates instead... (>>> dates-area)
In the discography-area you will now find the tracklist for the CD The Best Of XANDRIA "Now & Forever", but we still have to add the tracklist of the bonus-DVD, what we will do within the next days...
If you have missed QNTAL during their church-tour, you have now another chance to catch up with this extraordinary band this month, for they will be headling the festival "Ritter in München" (Knights in Munich) and in June there will be more clubshows... (>>> dates-area)
Tomorrow EMIL BULLS start to rock the country again, and for sure close to your home aswell - so be there... (>>> dates-area)
In the SCHATTENREICH multimedia area we have compiled a few of of our own soundsamples...
Today the new album by the EMIL BULLS "The Black Path" entered the German Media Control Charts on #69! So the Bulls left the #98 position of their 2005 album "The Southern Comfort" behind and tied up to their old times.
Besides, since a few days the new homepage design is online: www.emilbulls.com
In the course of the Paganfest 2008 Tour regarding the show at SO36 in Berlin MOONSORROW have been accused to be a band on the right wing. These accusations are completely anchorless and rather provide the comptent audience with astonishment and irritation. But just because these accusations are so impossible and the band as well as all the people working with and for them are cosmopolitan and peaceable, a counterstatement is needed. This band comes from the band and their Finnish label Spinefarm, it is shared in all interests by Drakkar and it is especially in music business a matter of course to be strict against fascism and every kind of suppressing the freedom of expression, as MOONSORROW singer Ville Sorvali phrases.
OFFICAL MOONSORROW STATEMENT
Recently there have been claims about Moonsorrow being a fascistic orientated nazi band. We would hereby like to declare that Moonsorrow is not affiliated or fascinated with the nazi-movement in any way.
They are not political, they do not have connections to any political parties or societies, not in Finland nor elsewhere in the world.
As Ville Sorvali, the lead singer and lyric writer of the band says:
"We, Moonsorrow, have come across news that Antifa wishes to prevent our concert in Berlin on April 17th. We hereby announce that we are not a Nazi band, nor we have any political connections whatsoever. We are strictly against fascism and all restrictions against freedom of speech. We wish that Antifa would withdraw any actions they have taken against the concert and let it proceed normally."
Some have said that Moonsorrow have an SS-rune in their logo. The logo has been handdrawn many many years ago and it has not been renewed since. The S in the logo is not intended to look like an SS-rune, it has been drawn in an angular manner to suit the logos other letters.
We apologise if drawing one letter in such a way makes the logo look national socialistic - it is and has not been our or Moonsorrow's intention to sympathise with the Nazis by drawing the S in such a way. Changing the letters' appearance would make the whole logo look inconsistent and incomplete - hence we have not even considered changing it nor do we intend to, it has never occurred to us or to the members of Moonsorrow that there could be such a problem as this with the logo.
Some have said that the lyrics to the bands song "Blood of an apostate" are close to an old nazi song which is against jews. We have to say first that the members of Moonsorrow have not to this date heard of such a song, they are not familiar with any national socialistic songs or with German lore. Secondly we have to say that the lyrics come from a wholly different, easily recognisable FINNISH source. The lyrics to the bands song "Blood of an apostate" come from an old Finnish legend - the murder of the Bishop Henrik committed by the peasant Lalli. Moonsorrow have made several lyrics based on this tale. This legend is told in Finland already in pre-schools, it is a very common Finnish folk tale. You can find more information about this legend from this address: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalli.
There have been claims that Moonsorrow's music is somehow sympathetic to the Nazis. Moonsorrow's metal is certainly epic, but it has nothing to do with politics. It is purely epic metal made in Finland that tells of ancient Finnish tales - not about tales sympathised by the Nazis now or earlier.
With best regards,
All members of Moonsorrow and the Artist & Relations team of Spinefarm Records, a Universal Music Company"
Now there is a little acoustic preview on the album "Beloved Enemy" by JESUS ON EXTASY in their multimedia-area, to be released on May 02nd, 2008...
Right now ENSIFERUM are on the Paganfest 2008 Tour and they just want to let you take part in their experiences - daily - in their online tourdiary...
In the discography-area you will now find the tracklists of MOONSORROW's re-releases we will release on May 30th, 2008...
XANDRIA meanwhile belong to the big acts of the gothic scene and now (on June 06th, 2008) they present a proper 'best of' album entitled "Now & Forever". Not only a few had branded the guys from Bielefeld at the beginnig of their career as a hype, and for sure no one had guessed that they would ever make it up to a 'best of' - but at least with their hit album "Ravenheart" and the 2005 release "India" (Media Control Charts #30) even the last one should realise, that XANDRIA can't be wished away from the scene.
Last year singer Lisa Middelhauve and her guys came together and included the expierence they made during a lot of shows in their studioalbum "Salomé - The Seventh Veil". Among others the quintet played in South Korea, Russia and Mexico, and of course several shows in Europe. Just this large number of fans they had 'won' within the last years outside of Germany have been a great motivation to finally compile all highlights on "Now & Forever - The Best Of Xandria".
To make this package quite tasty, the CD contains 20 tracks - all remastered. For that purpose a few rarities like the ballade "Lullaby" from the "India" phase or the songs "One Word" and "Drown In Me" (never been on an album), are on the tracklist. But that's not all: "Now & Forever - The Best Of Xandria" will be released in a high value double digipack with an embossing in silver and it contains a DVD with the complete XANDRIA show from 2007's Summerbreeze, all videoclips and a brandnew interview. So this item might be interesting even for those of you, who have collected almost everything from XANDRIA.
Now there is a little acoustic preview on the album "The Black Path" by the EMIL BULLS in their multimedia-area, to be released on April 04th, 2008...
The show in Moscow had to be preponed, so now DE/VISION play together with Deine Lakeien. Beside that there are now two further shows "around that area" and the show in Izmir (TR) has moved to another venue... (>>> dates-area)
For the release of SCHATTENREICH "Vol. 5" there is a very special campaign, where you can win something again. Interestedt? So check out this eCard: www.schattenreich.tv/ecard...
This Wednesday MOONSORROW will start touring the Paganfest, among others with ENSIFERUM. But beside those dates there are further chances to catch up with them on the road... (>>> dates-area)
In the discography-area there are now online the tracklist for "Tulimyrsky", the upcoming MOONSORROW EP...
EMIL BULLS live in your garden
No, this is no joke - the band has considered the following:
"To thank you for your support, we want to reward you. Everyone buying the record, taking the booklet to our merch stall during the next show and getting registered will be put into our lottery wheel. At the end of Juni we will end this competition and draw the winner. We will come fully equipped to your home and play there for you.
And the best: We bring the beer!!!
So, if you invite only your granny or a thousand friends, it's your decision, but you will be famous for neighbours from that day..."
Just to mention besides: 6 out of 6 points in the METAL HAMMER!!!
The release of the new EMIL BULLS album "The Black Path" (April 04th, 2008) will be celebrated a lot and almost everywhere. Just have a look in the Dates-Area...
The first content in our new MOONSORROW area is available: You might read a bit in their biography-area...
If you haven't seen them live yet, here are a few chances to catch up with LETZTE INSTANZ during the upcoming festival Summer... (>>> Dates-Area)
In EMIL BULLS's pictures-area you'll now find new pics...
Already before the release of their new albums "Beloved Enemy" on May 02nd, 2008 JESUS ON EXTASY will present a few new tacks live... (>>> Dates-Area)
At the beginning of May on the one hand GRANTIG will support the EMIL BULLS on their "The Black Path" tour and on the other they will give you the full load of "So muss es sein" live at several Quiksilver events at the end of this month and the beginning of April... (>>> Dates-Area)
After the good experiences with NIGHTWISH and ENSIFERUM the German label Drakkar Records continues the succesful work with the Finnish label Spinefarm and signes their band MOONSORROW for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
MOONSORROW are probably the most monumental act of the Pagan Metal scene at present. The band from Finland will release its new record "Turimylsky EP" on may 09th, 2008. The EP includes over 60 minutes of playing time and beside the epic "Turimylsky" an incredible coverversion of Metallica's "For Whom The Bell Tolls". Together with their labelmates ENSIFERUM and further acts MOONSORROW are conquering Europe with the Paganfest next month.
Within the next days and weeks we will provide you with new MOONSORROW area @ drakkar.de, including as usual news, biography, pics, sounds and more... so stay tuned... and meanwhile have a look at www.moonsorrow.com and www.myspace.com/moonsorrowofficial...
When the EMIL BULLS will present their new album "The Black Path" live in April, they won't do it alone. Besides by our GRANTIG they will be supported among others by From Constant Visions, Silent Decay, Leaf Fat and Butterfly Coma. Here you can get the exact constellation, who is when and where a special guest... (>>> Dates-Area)
LORDI are leaving Finland this Summer for a few festivals... (>>> Dates-Area)
"VI - Tranlucida", the sixth album by QNTAL has enterd the German Media Control Charts on position #77.
After NIGHTWISH had been awarded with an ECHO for best band of the year in the category "Rock/Alternative (international)" in Germany already last month, they have now received four EMMAs at home: "Album of the year", "Metal album of the year", "Band of the year" and "Best selling album 2007".
ZERAPHINE wil be on the road again for a few single dates und they look forward to see you there... (>>> Dates-Area)
On their new album "VI - Translucida" this time the medieval sounds converge with the sound of the electronics. "VI - Translucida" with its clear sonic language has turned its attention to our times again. Which doesn't exclude a reflection of the past. Like a window, QNTAL's music remains transparent in both directions.
You might think, QNTAL have turned their backs on the world of fairies. Bright-as-bells sounds bring back the band's roots on "Translucida". Instead of great gestures, the album is dominated by unadorned elegance. Translucent arrangements focus the attention on Syrah's multi-faceted vocals, which are not accompanied by choral passages this time around. From the iridescent opener, "Sleeping", to "Passacaglia", the exceptional voice of this classically trained vocalist explores the most diverse sonic spaces. Next to measured moments, the sixth QNTAL release includes a number of candidates for the club circus, such as "Sumer" or the extra-ordinary track "Departir".
"VI - Translucida" brings together past and present in two respects: Both in historical terms and in terms of the band's biography. The album with its balanced mix of reflection and innovation opens an opportunity of looking ahead or back, whichever you prefer: QNTAL continue to operate on both sides of the timeline in 2008.
Unforgettable concerts in extra-ordinary locations take place in 2008, presented by Sonic Seducer. Tickets at www.bvd-ticket.de or ticket hotline: +49 (951) 98 08 220... (>>> Dates-Area)
Besides that their homepage is online now with a new design...
EISHEILIG have to cancel their support-slot for Coppelius this week, but on the other hand there new dates for this Summer now... (>>> Dates-Area)
Allthough "Tales Of Ithiria" is still not in sight, HAGGARD will play among others the Ragnarök at the end of this month and the Miroque in September... (>>> Dates-Area)
In April GOTHMINISTER will support Samael on their European tour and there are further opportunities to enjoy the band live... (>>> Dates-Area)
EMIL BULLS will celebrate the release of their new album "The Black Path" - twice... Beside that another tourdate slipped in... (>>> Dates-Area)
Additional to the shows in March and May there are now further opportunities to see EISHEILIG on stage this Summer... (>>> dates-area)
While you can "only" enjoy LEANDRA with one solo performance during LETZTE INSTANZ "Die weisse Tour" in Germany for now, our neighbours in Switzerland can look forward for more... (>>> dates-area)
DE/VISION friends in Turkey aswell as in France have got another opportunity each to enjoy Steffen and Thomas live on stage... (>>> dates-area)
In April XANDRIA are on the road again to present you "Salomé - The Seventh Veil" live... (>>> dates-area)
From among 2500 bands GOTHMINISTER are now on of the last five finalists of the Nordic Challenge to play this year's Swedenrock Festival!
Vote for Gothminister here!
You can submit one vote per day for one week only, starting today!!!
In the discography-area there are now online the tracklists for "The Black Path", the upcoming EMIL BULLS album...
The French capital is now on the route aswell... (>>> dates-area)
You will now find a lot of opportunities in the dates-area to rock with EMIL BULLS live...
Last Friday night during the great ECHO-Gala in Berlin NIGHTWISH have been awarded with an ECHO for best band of the year in the category "Rock/Alternative (international)" - the other nominees in this category had been Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Marilyn Manson and Within Temptation.
THE SORROW are now confirmed for the festival in Austria... (>>> dates-area)
So, now there is the first content in the new EMIL BULLS Area at drakka.de: In their biography-area you now might read the latest biography...
In the discography-area there are now online the tracklists for the regular version and for the limited edition of "Beloved Enemy", the upcoming JESUS ON EXTASY album...
The new EMIL BULLS album "The Black Path" will be released on April 04th, 2008 by Drakkar Records. With this signing Drakkar arise courageous and focus again on national acts.
"For sure we had great success with international acts like NIGHTWISH, LORDI or ENSIFERUM, but for quite some time we pin our hopes on national signings. It has become more and more important to have bands in the rooster Europe-wide. Irrespective from that EMIL BULLS were able to convince us primarily with their quality.", says labelmanager Marius Kopec.
"Distinct from other competitors at the beginning of this millennium the EMIL BULLS were able to swim free from the wave of national alternative acts and to build up a fanbase with their alternative metal on international niveau in the underground within the last years. The band has recorded the definitely best and self-contained album of its carriere and earned respect for its persistence and audacity to put their unique sound on CD. So they meet exactly the demands we make on good rockbands. We want to place the EMIL BULLS on the market with our know how and we are truly persuaded of the guys from Munich.", Kopec shows his enthusiasm for his new signing.
ENSIFERUM have added another show to the Paganfest-Tour in Germany and after that this tour will go on across the United States and Canada... (>>> dates-area)
In JESUS ON EXTASY's pictures-area you'll now find new pictures - shot by angst-im-wald.
THE SORROW are rockin' without end. When the four guys will return home from the HellFest Tour 2008 at the beginning of March, they got only a short time to catch a breath, because then they will rock across Europe together with Chimaira... (>>> dates-area)
You love music and concerts and are minimum aged 16? You always wanted to be in a music video? You are young, sexy and your parents hate your haircut and styling? So JESUS ON EXTASY need YOU!
On February 16th and 17th, 2008 JESUS ON EXTASY are going to shoot the clip for their next single while performing a live concert. The whole thing will take place in the Ruhr-area (Germany). As many people as possible are needed to party at the show like it was the last day on earth! The club has to burn, the town to quake!!!
You think you're able to do that? So write a mail including your name and age to "firstname.lastname@example.org", attach a picture and become part of the story… Afterwards you'll get more information.
JESUS ON EXTASY count on you!
Metal Storm ask you to vote for your faves: THE SORROW are nominated for "The Biggest Surprise". Every vote counts...
Metal Storm ask you to vote for your faves: XANDRIA are nominated for "The Best Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal Album". Every vote counts...
Metal Storm ask you to vote for your faves: ENSIFERUM are nominated for "The Best Folk/Pagan/Viking Metal Album" and with Uriah Heep's classic "Lady In Black" for "The Best Cover Song". Every vote counts...
The Russian capital is now on the route aswell... (>>> dates-area)
Besides that the location for the birthday party on May 17th, 2008 in Berlin was located... ;)
Super Tuesday: The States expecting the arrival of Steffen and Thomas for the first DE/VISION US tour ever...
Next to the already announced show at WWF this year ENSIFERUM will have a trip to BYH and WOA aswell... (>>> dates-area)
JESUS ON EXTASY are now confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze as well... (>>> dates-area)
Now there two DE/VISION shows in Turkey... (>>> dates-area)
For XANDRIA 2008 starts with a premiere - Fo the first time since theier demo-phase they will play in their hometown Bielefeld. And not just anywhere, but during the 20th International Indoor Trail. It is an anniversary event and XANDRIA have got the big pleasure to be the musical frame. This is an one and only event, so be there and make sure you get a ticket... (>>> dates-area)
The new album is still out of sight, but HAGGARD will have the time to play in Romania in February... (>>> dates-area)
LEANDRA's latest tourdates, for she will be guestmusician for LETZTE INSTANZ on "Die weisse Tour" on the one hand and on the other as OPHELIA DAX she is the one at the keys for JESUS ON EXTASY, have breed a problem. LEANDRA has got the following solution:
"For some of you it might be confusing to notice that my next tourdates collide a bit: During the tour with Letzte Instanz I will NOT play in Bologna with Jesus On Extasy. They've found a worthy representative for this gig so everyone of us is happy! Hope, you're allright with this. Unfortunately my efforts to clone myself did't avail so far...
Already now there are five QNTAL concerts and some of them will take place like last year again in churchly ambience... (>>> dates-area)
The HellFest Tour 2008 featuring THE SORROW, MISERY SPEAKS and GRANTIG had a little "hole" on February 25th - until now, for now it is filled because the show in Osnabrück (GER) was confirmed. So get your ticket fast... (>>> dates-area)
The HellFest Tour 2008 featuring THE SORROW, MISERY SPEAKS and GRANTIG had a little "hole" on February 25th - until now, for now it is filled because the show in Osnabrück (GER) was confirmed. So get your ticket fast... (>>> dates-area)
The HellFest Tour 2008 featuring THE SORROW, MISERY SPEAKS and GRANTIG had a little "hole" on February 25th - until now, for now it is filled because the show in Osnabrück (GER) was confirmed. So get your ticket fast... (>>> dates-area)
Now the second child of JESUS ON EXTASY has got its name: "Beloved Enemy" will be in your hands on May 02nd, 2008.
At ihrseidgold.blogspot.com by LETZTE INSTANZ you will now (and forever?!) find the visual and literary postprocessing of their concerts and other events.
Besides: At www.black-cat-net.de you will find a lot of fine live pics of LETZTE INSTANZ, shot by Daniela Vorndran at König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen (GER) on December 29th, 2007 during "On A Dark Winter's Night". Thank you! :)
At www.black-cat-net.de you will find a lot of fine live pics of JESUS ON EXTASY, shot by Daniela Vorndran at König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen (GER) on December 29th, 2007 during "On A Dark Winter's Night". Thank you! :)
The first live dates for QNTAL's new album "VI - Translucida" are announced now (>>> dates-area ), but there are more to come...
Meanwhile you may check the new design of the QNTAL MySpace and listen to some longer soundfiles of "VI - Translucida"...
JESUS ON EXTASY are confirmed for this years W-G-T in Leipzig and Castle Rock festival in Mülheim/Ruhr... (>>> dates-area)
EISHEILIG have stroke out a challange for you and the best solutions will be awarded. More details on the offiicial EISHEILIG homepage...
Many many festivals this Summer with THE SORROW... (>>> dates-area)
Further opportunities to enjoy MISERY SPEAKS live... (>>> dates-area)
Just mark the 23rd of May in your calender, because on that day the fifth part of the famous scene compilation will be out in stores - as usual as double CD and on DVD.
ENSIFERUM will also march to this years "With Full Force"... (>>> dates-area)
In February and May EISHEILIG will play a few shows in Germany. And for sure they will be on the way into your world during this, too... (>>> dates-area)
For the first time DE/VISION will play a show in Israel! Besides that they will travell to Austria's capital and the two guys are confirmed now for the Summer Darkness Festival in the Netherlands... (>>> dates-area)
On the official LORDI homepage you will now find a new song taken from the soundtrack of the LORDI motionpicture "Dark Floors"...
This year Steffen and Thomas celebrate "20 years of DE/VISION". Details are kept secret, except for the clebration will be in Berlin on May 17th. We'll keep you informed... (>>> dates-area)
Another "noobed" DE/VISION show on the continent or more exactly in Bulgaria... (>>> dates-area)
At www.black-cat-net.de you will find a lot of fine live pics of EISHEILIG, shot by Daniela Vorndran at Bochum's Zeche on December 21st, 2007 during SECRET DISCOVERY's "Unholy Night". Thank you! :)
At www.black-cat-net.de you will find a lot of fine live pics of SECRET DISCOVERY, shot by Daniela Vorndran at Bochum's Zeche on December 21st, 2007 during "Unholy Night". Thank you! :)
Have we already mentioned, that EISHEILIG have styled their official homepage in the style of their latest album "Auf dem Weg in Deine Welt"???
ENSIFERUM march on through Europe... (>>> dates-area)
We wish you a successful 2008!
Your Drakkar team