BLACK MAJESTY Ink Deal With LMP RECORDS

Melbourne, Australia-based melodic power metallers BLACK MAJESTY have signed a five-album deal with Germany's LMP Records. The band, who consist of John "Gio" Cavaliere (vocals), Steve Janevski (guitar, ex-CYCLONE TRACY), Hanny Mohamed (guitar, PEGAZUS), Pavel Konvalinka (drums, ex-KRYPTOR/LEPROCIDE), and Joe Fata (bass, ex-BLACK STAR/RADIOACTIVE), will issue their debut album, "Sands Of Time", in September. ...

Read more

RETURN TO THE SABBAT Prepare To Hit The Road

RETURN TO THE SABBAT, the British band fronted by former SKYCLAD singer Martin Walkyier, are currently negotiating with promoters from Holland, Belgium, Serbia, Ireland and the U.S. in an attempt to bring their unique brand of "blasphemous pagan metal" mayhem to territories outside their home country. In other news, Walkyier's brand-new side project THE CLAN ...

Read more

WITHOUT FACE Split With Singer

Hungarian progressive metallers WITHOUT FACE have parted ways with vocalist Julie "due to personal difficulties with other band members," according to Live4Metal. It is not presently known if the band will seek a replacement or if they will proceed as a five-piece. ...

Read more

FU MANCHU: Live Track Posted Online

A live recording of the FU MANCHU track "King Of The Road" has been posted online at this location. "King Of The Road" comes off the group's forthcoming double live album, "Go For It…Live!", due in Europe on June 2 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. A U.S. release through SPV is expected on July 22. ...

Read more

JASON NEWSTED Falls Ill, Misses First Show In 17 Years

VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted missed his first show in 17 years when a case of food poisoning kept him from taking the stage in Anaheim, California this past Monday, according to antiMUSIC. Newsted was reportedly taken to an area hospital at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Monday where he was diagnosed with food poisoning and severe ...

Read more

BIOHAZARD: 'There Is No Honor In Slaughtering The Innocent'

BIOHAZARD have posted a message on their official web site clarifying their stance on the war in Iraq. The group's statement reads as follows: "To our friends everywhere, "Recently, we've been bombarded with questions regarding BIOHAZARD's stance on the war in Iraq. In regards to that, let us remind everyone that we have been traveling ...

Read more

BRIAN PERRY Leaves PRONG

Bassist Brian Perry has left PRONG. No reason was given for his departure. Perry has previously played with JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, and DIRTY LOOKS and was featured on PRONG's recently-issued live album, "100% Live". For more information, visit Perry's official web site at www.brianperry.net. PRONG have just completed work on their ...

Read more

BLIND GUARDIAN Name Live CD

German melodic metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have set "Live" as the title for their upcoming live album, due on May 26. The two-disc collection, which is currently being mixed at a German studio, will contain 20 songs recorded last year on the band's world tour. The full track listing for the CD is as follows (in ...

Read more

EVANESCENCE's 'Fallen' Certified Platinum

EVANESCENCE's major-label debut, "Fallen", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. Sales have been fueled by the multi-format smash "Bring Me To Life", which features Paul McCoy of 12 STONES. The single is at Number Two on the Radio & ...

Read more

CAMP FREDDY To Tape 'Late Call With Carson Daly' Appearance

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will tape their "Last Call With Carson Daly" appearance on ...

Read more