EXCITER Set Release Date For Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER have set "New Testament - Coven of Re-Recorded Classics" as the title of their upcoming collection of reworked early songs, due June 7 through France's Osmose Productions. A North American release through The End Records is expected a short time later. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: ...

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MEMORY GARDEN: Single Artwork Posted Online

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have posted the cover artwork (by the outstanding artist Travis Smith) for their upcoming seven-inch single release, "Marion", at this location. The single, containing the tracks "Nameless" and "Marion", will be released through the group's own Heathendoom Music label. For ...

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HEAVENLY: Lineup Changes Galore

French metallers HEAVENLY have parted ways with guitarist Frédéric Leclercq, bassist Pierre-Emmanuel Pelisson and drummer Maxence Pilo. The split, which leaves vocalist Benjamin Sotto and guitarist Charley Corbiaux as the sole remaining members of the group, is being attributed to "musical and professional" differences. According to a posting on the band's official web site, three ...

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SLASH, Wife Reveal Name Of Their Second Child

Former GUNS N' ROSES/current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (real name: Saul Hudson), 38, and his wife, Perla Hudson, 31, an ex-model, plan to name their second child Cash Anthony, according to People magazine. The baby, a boy, is due in July. Their son London is 2. ...

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MILLENIUM: New Album Details Revealed

MILLENIUM (sic), the Florida-based hard rock band featuring guitarists Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH) and Shane French (ex-CIRCLE II CIRCLE), have inked a deal with Germany's Metal Heaven (subsidiary of AOR Heaven) for the territories of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (GAS), Benelux and Sweden. The group's new studio album, "Jericho", is scheduled for release on July ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: New Album To Receive U.S. Release

THE WILDHEARTS have set a May 4 release date through Sanctuary Records for their latest album, "The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed". The CD includes guest appearances by THERAPY? guitarist/vocalist Andy Cairns and THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins. As previously reported, THE DARKNESS have once again invited THE WILDHEARTS to support them on their upcoming U.S./Canadian ...

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