THE HAUNTED Finish Recording New Album

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have completed the tracking for fourth full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label (the band were previously signed to Earache Records). "We have now finished the recording at Studio Fredman & right now we're preparing for the mixing session," the band write on their web site. ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed the track listing for the group's new CD, tentatively due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Shadow Of Death 03. My Kingdom 04. Of Mice And Men 05. Truth Be Told 06. The Scorpion 07. Kick The Chair 08. ...

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PUMMEL: MALEVOLENT CREATION, Ex-IRON LUNG Members Join Forces

PUMMEL, the new Long Island, New York-based band featuring drummer Dave Culross (MALEVOLENT CREATION, ex-SUFFOCATION) and ex-IRON LUNG/SOCIAL DISEASE guitarist Frank Maggio, will be performing at Ritual in Levittown, New York on Sunday, April 18. Also appearing will be LOCKDOWN and HARLEY'S WAR. The quintet, whose lineup is completed by vocalist Tom Bush, bassistMark Astrin ...

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EPICA To Release New Single In Early May

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be releasing their third single, "Cry For the Moon", in early May. "Cry For the Moon" comes off EPICA's debut album, "The Phantom Agony", which was released last June through Transmission ...

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TEMPER: Former SPINESHANK Frontman Announces Hollywood Gig

TEMPER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former SPINESHANK singer Jonny Santos, will be performing at the Viper Room (8852 Sunset Blvd.) in West Hollywood on April 20. In addition to Santos, TEMPER's current lineup includes ex-THE FAMILY DOG members Matt Geiger (drums) and Rob Galvin (bass), plus relative unknowns Jeremy "Jermz" Harper (beat box) ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: Live Video Posted Online

A video of veteran Canadian thrashers INFERNAL MAJESTY performing the track "Anthology of Death" live at The Brickyard in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 26 has been posted online in Windows Media format at this location (size: 11.7 MB). A studio recording of "Anthology of Death" originally appeared on the group's classic 1987 ...

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Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL: A Hell Of An Easter

John-Arne Ø. Gundersen of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten is reporting that Oslo will be invaded by thousands of black clad extreme metal fans as the fourth Inferno festival takes place this Easter. Inferno is a major genre event, but organizers say there is no religious clash intended, the dates are really chosen to take advantage ...

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