AGENT STEEL Finish Recording Bonus Tracks

AGENT STEEL have finished recording three live tracks of older material to be included as bonus tracks on their upcoming 12" limited picture disc. "The performances to the live songs were totally brutal and metal with surgical precision!" the band said in an official statement. The single, which will also be available on CD, will ...

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BRICK BATH Not Performing At LAS VEGAS METALFEST

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH will NOT be playing at the Las Vegas Metalfest. "The promoter of the show has admitted to not being able to pay [the band] their guarantee to perform or acknowledge the band's rider. [He] sent an email asking if the band was interested ...

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OZZY Invites PRINCE WILLIAM To Move In With The OSBOURNES

OZZY OSBOURNE has extended an invitation to Prince William to stay at the Osbourne house in Beverly Hills when he comes to visit the U.S. Speaking to ITV1's "Tonight With Trevor McDonald" in a special airing in Britain Thursday night (June 19), Ozzy sent a direct message to the prince, saying, "I've been told that ...

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CHAOSBREED To Release Debut EP In July

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), are in talks with an as-yet-undisclosed Finnish record label to release their recently-recorded "Unleashed Carnage" demo as an EP, with some ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Set Me Free' Takes Off On Radio, iTunes

VELVET REVOLVER's single "Set Me Free", which is featured on Decca/Universal's soundtrack to "The Hulk", is among the most-requested songs on alternative stations WBCN in Boston and KROQ in Los Angeles, according to Billboard. The group's managers, Dana Millman-DuFine and David Codikow of Immortal Entertainment, pacted with Apple's new iTunes download service to offer the ...

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GODSMACK To Tour Europe, Film Video For 'Serenity'

GODSMACK will launch a European outing July 13 in Manchester, England and plan to return to the States for a headlining tour in the fall, which like the band's current outing, will offer $10 tickets to U.S. soldiers. "We've always been supportive of our country and our president and stuff like that, whereas a lot ...

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MORBID ANGEL To Begin Mixing Next Week

Long-running death metallers MORBID ANGEL — guitarist Trey Azagthoth, bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, and drummer Pete Sandoval — are almost done recording their new album, tentatively titled "H2K3", at D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida. "We are putting the final stuff on the record now," said the band's longtime front-of-house mixing engineer Juan "Punchy" ...

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LACUNA COIL Land TYPE O NEGATIVE Support Slot

Italy's LACUNA COIL are strongly rumored to have landed direct-support slot on the forthcoming TYPE O NEGATIVE headlining tour. An official announcement is expected soon. Confirmed TYPE O NEGATIVE U.S. dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, ...

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