RUNNING WILD: New Interviews Posted Online

RUNNING WILD's official web site has posted brand-new interviews with the band's former drummer Jörg Michael (ex-STRATOVARIUS) as well as current members Bernd Aufermann (guitar) and Matthias Liebetruth (drums). Check them out: Jörg, Bernd, Matthias. RUNNING WILD's last release was the two-disc compilation of re-recorded classics, "20 Years In ...

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FAITH Sign With DOOM SYMPHONY

Swedish progressive/doom metallers FAITH have signed a deal with Doom Symphony, a division of the Italian label Underground Symphony. The group's debut album, "Salvation Lies Within" (released last year through Stormbringer Productions) will be issued as a "luxury digipack CD" later this year. MP3 clips of the tracks "Now It's Gone" and "The Real Me" ...

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STEEL PROPHET Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

STEEL PROPHET have inked a deal with Massacre Records and are currently recording their new album, tentatively due before the summer. The group's upcoming CD will be their first to feature new vocalist Nadir D'Priest (ex-LONDON, D'PRIEST) and guitarist Pete Skermetta. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Heavenly", "Beware" and "Transfusion Vamp". STEEL ...

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DISTANT THUNDER Begin Recording Debut Album

DISTANT THUNDER, the new Houston-based group featuring vocalist James Rivera (ex-HELSTAR, SEVEN WITCHES, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Eric Halpern and SYMPHONY X bassist Mike Lepond, are currently recording their debut album with producer Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, ex-SAVATAGE) for a late spring/early summer release through Massacre Records. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will include ...

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MAYHEM: 'Chimera' Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have revealed the track listing for their new CD, "Chimera", due on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season Of Mist Records. The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, reportedly features a musical direction that is being described by ...

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OZZY Says That He Is Afraid Of Drug Addiction Relapse

Adam Buckman of the New York Post reports that Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that his near-fatal accident last December has left him fearful of becoming dependent on painkillers and wondering if he'll ever perform again. "I'm really frightened," Osbourne tells Diane Sawyer tonight on "Primetime Thursday" (10 p.m. on ABC), "because music is the love ...

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LINKIN PARK, KORN To Tour Together

LINKIN PARK, KORN, SNOOP DOGG and two other artists to be confirmed at a later date will be teaming up for the third Projekt Revolution tour, according to Billboard.com. Projekt Revolution will play amphitheaters from late July into September. LINKIN PARK's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) debuted last March at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and ...

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