SOUL SIRKUS Confirm Release Date For Debut Album

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), will release their debut album on December 7. The CD will be priced at $16.99. Initially ...

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AEROSMITH Drumhead To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

A drumhead autographed by the members of AEROSMITH is among the items being auctioned at a fund-raiser for the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra at the Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, MA Friday (Oct. 22), according to The Boston Globe. The event, which is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., will feature music by DJ Steve ...

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THE FIFTH SUN Launch New Web Site

Minnesota-based melodic death metallers THE FIFTH SUN have announced the launch of their new web site. Short audio clips from their upcoming second album, "The Hunger to Survive", can be found at the site. Check out the samples: "Nameless" (mp3), "The Hunger to Survive" (mp3). "The Hunger to Survive" ...

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EXMORTEM Rejoined By Drummer RENO KIILERICH

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have been rejoined by drummer Reno Kiilerich (DIMMU BORGIR, PANZERCHRIST, VILE). Reno "will play for EXMORTEM on our upcoming tours etc. so watch out for that!" the band write in a statement. AS previously reported, EXMORTEM have signed a new deal with Earache Records subsidiary Wicked World. The group's fifth album, ...

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MANIFEST Finish Recording Debut Album

Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST have completed work on their debut album, "Half Past Violence". "Most of the mixing is also done, so there are just some minor details to work on before we can get the album mastered," the band write on their web site. The CD was recorded at Godt Selskap Studio (NECROPHAGIA, THE APPARATUS) ...

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ERED To Enter Studio This Week

Spanish extreme metallers ERED will enter Ax Studios (VIDRES A LA SANG, SYMAWRATH) this week to begin recording their first official studio album, "Born in a Frozen Hell", for an early 2005 release through Necromance Records. The album will be produced and mixed by the band and ASGAROTH guitarist Mr. Ax. The follow-up to the ...

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KILL II THIS Announce Name Change, Post New Music Online

KILL II THIS mainman/guitarist Mark Mynett has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Firstly, an apology for the delay in getting this up, there has been an unbelievable amount of activity and changes being made and it is only now that I can accurately get the relevant details posted… "The album has ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: Recording Update

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have posted the following message on their official web site: "Monday was another drum session for the 'Return to Venice' project. As you probably have read in the past, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has been working on and at its new studio. This has been a major highlight, proud spot and focal point for the ...

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