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NECRONAUT: Album Release Party Announced

A release party/showcare for the self-titled debut album from NECRONAUT, the solo project of former DISMEMBER/CARNAGE drummer Fred Estby, will be held on October 30 at Kafé 44 in Stockholm, Sweden beginning at 7:00 p.m. Guest-list requests can be sent to [email protected] NECRONAUT's first CD is scheduled for release on October 18 release via Regain ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Bassist Interviewed At NEW YORK COMIC CON (Video)

Pete's Basement conducted an interview with LIFE OF AGONY bassist/SPOILER NYC frontman Alan Robert at the New York Comic Con, which was held October 8-10, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. You can now watch the chat below. Robert's new horror/conspiracy miniseries Wire Hangers (IDW Publishing) went on sale in ...

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CANDLEMASS To Perform Entire 'Epicus' Album With Original Singer At ROADBURN Festival

Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Roadburn Festival. Originally scheduled to celebrate 25 years of doom at this year's Roadburn in April, CANDLEMASS ended up stuck in Stockholm due to logistic complications arising from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. CANDLEMASS is now scheduled to play on Saturday, ...

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ROBERT PLANT Interviewed On CBC's 'Q'; Video Available

Jian Ghomeshi of CBC's cultural affairs show "Q" recently conducted an interview with legendary LED ZEPPELIN vocalist Robert Plant. You can watch the chat below. "Band of Joy", the new album from Robert Plant and BAND OF JOY — a new version of his pre-LED ZEPPELIN group which also featured the late John Bonham — ...

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EXCITER: New Song Available For Streaming

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER are scheduled to release their new album, "Death Machine", on October 29 via Massacre Records. The effort will be made available as a standard CD, a digipak and a limited-edition (500 copies) gatefold LP. "Death Machine" track listing: 01. Death Machine 02. Demented Prisoners 03. Dungeon Disciples 04. Hellfire 05. ...

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'Experience Hendrix' Tour To Be Featured On 'Rockline'

Experience Hendrix, the concert tour that has wowed audiences revisiting the music and inspiration of Jimi Hendrix with an all-star lineup of music greats, will be featured on the October 27 edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to ...

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PLANTERA Pays Tribute To PANTERA: Uppsala Footage Available

PLANTERA — the Gothenburg, Sweden-based PANTERA tribute band featuring vocalist Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MNEMIC), bassist Robert Hakemo (M.A.N, RELEVANT FEW, ENGEL, GARDENIAN, KEROZENE, GOOSEFLESH), guitarist Fredrik Olsson (LOST HORIZON, HEED) and drummer Sören Fardvik (SLOW DEATH SYSTEM) — performed at Krom in Uppsala, Sweden on October 2, 2010. Video footage of the concert ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Photos From 'Truce' Video Shoot

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL recently tapped director Robert Sexton (SOULFLY, THE DWARVES, MONDO GENERATOR, AMEN) to helm their new video for the song "Truce" in Los Angeles. Check out a couple of photos from the video shoot below. Sexton previously worked with DEATH ANGEL on the clip for the track "Dethroned" (see ...

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ROBERT PLANT's BlackBerry App

Legendary LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant has become the first major artist to build and release his own app for BlackBerry. The app is free to download to your device and it allows you to listen to samples from the album and watch video content including exclusive interviews, music video and behind the scenes footage ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD's New Album Cracks U.S. Top 50

"Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children", the new album from the Cleveland, Ohio art-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD, sold over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 44 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Savior Sorrow", opened with 17,000 units back in September 2006 to ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist BRAD WHITFORD To Perform At REEL BLUES FEST

In honor of his 2010 Lifetime Achievement Grammy, the Reel Blues Fest presents a special tribute to legendary Delta blues guitarist David "Honeyboy" Edwards on Friday, October 8 at the House Of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. Edwards will be joined on stage by AEROSMITH's Brad Whitford, hip hop sensation Sammy Adams, the JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND ...

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PROTEST THE HERO: Second Studio Webisode Available

Canadian metal band PROTEST THE HERO recently entered the studio to begin recording its third full-length album. The group is once again working with producer Julius "Juice" Butty at both Jukasa Studios and Silo Recording Studio. The record will be mixed by producer/engineer Machine for an early 2011 release. The second in a series of ...

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LES CLAYPOOL: Why I Didn't Land Bassist Gig In METALLICA

In 1986, PRIMUS mainman Les Claypool auditioned for the then-vacant bassist slot in METALLICA following the death of the group's previous bassist, Cliff Burton. Recalling the experience in the VH1 "Behind The Music" special, METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield remarked that Claypool was not awarded the job because "he was too good" and that Les "should ...

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ROBERT PLANT Interviewed On U.K.'s ABSOLUTE RADIO (Video)

Geoff Lloyd of U.K.'s Absolute Radio recently conducted an interview with legendary LED ZEPPELIN vocalist Robert Plant. You can now watch the chat below. "Band of Joy", the new album from Robert Plant and BAND OF JOY — a new version of his pre-LED ZEPPELIN group which also featured the late John Bonham — sold ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Come On' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for "Come On", the new single from the Cleveland, Ohio art-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD, can be viewed at CreatureCorps.net. The clip was directed by David "House" Greathouse and Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps. Creature Corps is an award-winning, full-service special make-up, creature, character, and visual effects company specializing in ...

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DEATH ANGEL Taps Director ROBERT SEXTON For 'Truce' Video

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have tapped director Robert Sexton (SOULFLY, THE DWARVES, MONDO GENERATOR, AMEN) to helm their new video for the song "Truce" in Los Angeles. Sexton previously worked with DEATH ANGEL on the clip for the track "Dethroned" (see below) off the the band's 2008 effort "Killing Season". "Truce" comes ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: Band Lineup For European Tour Revealed

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has announced the lineup of musicians who will join her on her upcoming European tour. Turunen's band will be as follows: * Tarja Turunen - Voice * Mike Terrana (MASTERPLAN, SAVAGE CIRCUS, RAGE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - Drums * Christian Kretschmar (SCHILLER) - Keyboards * Kevin Chown (TONY MACALPINE, TILES) - ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES Announces First U.S. Show In Over 10 Years

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, will play its first U.S. show in over ten years on November 23 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. This will be the band's only U.S. concert of 2010. INFECTIOUS GROOVES in 2008 announced the addition of guitarist Tim Stewart ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children", the new album from the Cleveland, Ohio art-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD, is available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The CD is scheduled for release on September 28 via Megaforce Records. In other news, MUSHROOMHEAD will host tonight's (Monday, September 27) edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". The ...

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Ashes to Ashes - CANDLEMASS

Whatever your thoughts concerning the exit of Messiah Marcolin and his replacement by SOLITUDE AETURNUS's Robert Lowe, you must at least admit that CANDLEMASS career has been on the upswing since the Texan joined the Swedish doomsters. Much of that has to do with the release of a couple of great albums in "King of ...

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