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TANK Signs New Publishing Deal

Legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside three new recruits, ex-RAINBOW/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White, ex-BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale and ex-ZODIAC MINDWARP drummer Dave "Grav" Cavill — have signed a global publishing deal with Albam Songs, through Sony ATV. This means that the songs from ...

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Reunited Montreal Metallers SWORD Rehearsing For Live Shows

'80s Montreal power metallers SWORD (not to be confused with Texas-based luminaries THE SWORD) have reunited and have begun rehearsing for upcoming live shows. SWORD was formed in early 1985 by brothers Rick Hughes (vocals) and Dan Hughes (drums), guitarist Mike Plant, and bassist Mike Larock. After signing with local label Aquarius Records, the band ...

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NECRONAUT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

NECRONAUT, the solo project of former DISMEMBER/CARNAGE drummer Fred Estby, has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. NECRONAUT is no ordinary project. When the celebrated, eponymous debut album was released this past autumn, Swedish daily paper Expressen wrote, ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Announces Special One-Off Concert In New York City

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have announced a special one-off show at Terminal 5 in New York City on Saturday, September 10. General ticket sales will start on Friday, February 18. WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script ...

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LEGIONES To Release Seven-Inch EP

Trondheim, Norway-based black metal band LEGIONES will release a seven-inch EP in the spring via Duplicate Records. The songs "Threat Of Captivity" and "Against Judah" are taken from the band's self-titled demo, which was released in a strictly limited DVD-cover edition (50 copies) by the band, and has been remastered for this release. The lyrics ...

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WICKED SENSATION: 'My Turn To Fly' Video Released

"My Turn To Fly", the new video from German hard rockers WICKED SENSATION, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in November 2010 on a former Canadian airforce base and features a guest appearance by the band's "good friend" Andi Deris of HELLOWEEN. "My Turn To Fly" comes off WICKED SENSATION's 2010 "comeback" album, ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: Third WT TV Episode Released

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have posted the third in a series of video updates from their WT TV YouTube channel. Check out the clip below. WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark ...

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BEHEMOTH Drummer To Guest On New CHRIST AGONY Album

Polish black metal legends CHRIST AGONY will enter Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland on March 21 with engineer Szymon Czech to begin recording their ninth album, "NocturN", for a fall release via Mystic Production. The cover artwork and the graphic design for the follow-up to 2008's "Condemnation" will be handled by BlackTeamMedia. Session drums on ...

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ROBERT PLANT To Release 'Harm's Swift Way' Single

Legendary LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant will release "Harm's Swift Way", the latest single from his album "Band Of Joy" on February 28 via Decca Records. Plant's version of the track — originally written and performed by the late, great country folker Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997) — is a driving, plaintive slice of Southern soul, ...

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VERENPISARA To Release New Album This Month

VERENPISARA, the Finnish band featuring AMORPHIS members Tomi Koivusaari and Santeri Kallio, will release its fourth album, "Eilinen On Kuollut", on February 23. The group started working on material for the CD five years ago, but record company problems and AMORPHIS commitments delayed the process, with the bulk of the recording sessions taking place over ...

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ROB ZOMBIE With Drummer GINGER FISH: First Band Photo Released

The first photo of the current ROB ZOMBIE touring lineup — featuring MARILYN MANSON drummer Ginger Fish (real name: Kenneth Robert Wilson) — can be viewed below. Ginger Fish played his first show with ROB ZOMBIE last night (Sunday, February 6) at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. He is expected to remain behind the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's Reno Concert Canceled Due To 'Illness'

According to KTVN.com, ROB ZOMBIE's previously announced, sold-out February 8, 2011 concert at the Knitting Factory in Reno, Nevada has been canceled due to an unspecified illness. All tickets are refundable at the point of purchase. Since Joey Jordison is still in Europe performing with MURDERDOLLS, Rob Zombie utilized the services of MARILYN ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Taps MARILYN MANSON Drummer For Upcoming U.S. Shows

Due to the fact that Joey Jordison is in Europe performing with MURDERDOLLS, Rob Zombie utilized the services of MARILYN MANSON drummer Ginger Fish (real name: Kenneth Robert Wilson) for last night's (Sunday, February 6) performance at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below. Ginger Fish ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Interviewed By REVOLVER TV (Video)

Possum of Revolver TV conducted an interview with vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT backstage at the second annual Dean Guitars NAMM Jam on January 14, 2011 at the Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. TESTAMENT is tentatively planning to enter the studio in ...

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PROTEST THE HERO: New Single Available For Streaming

Canadian metal band PROTEST THE HERO will release its third studio album, "Scurrilous", in the U.S. on March 22 via Vagrant Records. The follow-up to the five-piece band's critically acclaimed 2008 sophomore release "Fortress" reunites the band with producer Julius "Juice" Butty. The record was mixed by producer/engineer Machine. "Scurrilous" track listing: 01. C'est La ...

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ROBERT PLANT And BAND OF JOY To Perform At BONNAROO

While the official Bonnaroo 2011 lineup has not yet been announced, a YouTube video has surfaced (see below) of legendary LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant and his BAND OF JOY in Washington D.C. on February 1 signing off with a statement, ""We'll see you in the summer — Bonnaroo." The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival ...

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INCANTATION Confirmed For India's 'The Underground Unleashed' Festival

U.S. death metallers INCANTATION have been confirmed for The Underground Unleashed 2011 festival, set to take place September 30 - October 2, in Darjeeling, India. Commented INCANTATION guitarist/vocalist John McEntee: "The rest of INCANTATION and I are all excited beyond words about playing this year's Underground Unleashed festival. This will be the band's first trip ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Mother Maiden' Short Film Released

The first of three short films giving further insight into the concept of WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", can be viewed below. The CD was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). The band asked comic artist Romano Molenaar ...

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THE QUILL Taps CHRIS LANEY For New Album Mix

Sweden's THE QUILL has tapped songwriter/producer/artist Chris Laney (real name: Ulf Larsson) to mix the band's new album, due later in the year. The group states, "[Chris] has already presented us with some samples and it sounds really promising. Needless to say, we are psyched!" Behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for THE QUILL's new ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION, DEFTONES Confirmed For LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE

Festival visionary Perry Farrell, in conjunction with Chile's Lotus Producciones, WME and C3 Presents — the promotional partners behind the North American Lollapalooza — have announced the lineup for the inaugural Lollapalooza Chile in South America. Headliners THE KILLERS, JANE´S ADDICTION and KANYE WEST plus the YEAH YEAH YEAHS are among the 50-plus acts performing ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Faster' Video Released

"Faster", the new video form Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be viewed below (courtesy of U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine). The song comes off the band's long-awaited new concept album, "The Unforgiving", which was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). ...

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TESTAMENT Hoping To Enter Studio In March

Musicpix.net conducted an interview with vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT during the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise — which set sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and returned four days later. You can watch the chat below. Prosthetic Records recently re-released TESTAMENT's out-of-print 1995 hometown-show ...

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