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Reunited SWORD To Record New Studio Album

Reunited '80s Montreal power metallers SWORD (not to be confused with Texas-based luminaries THE SWORD) will hold a band meeting next week to discuss the timeline for the recording and release of the group's third studio album. More information will be made available soon. SWORD played its first show in more than 20 years on ...

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HELL OR HIGHWATER: New Video Interview With BRANDON SALLER

On July 21, Robert Herrera of PunkVideosRock.com conducted an interview with former ATREYU drummer/vocalist and current HELL OR HIGHWATER frontman Brandon Saller in Culver City, California. You can now watch the chat below. HELL OR HIGHWATER (formerly known as THE BLACK CLOUD COLLECTIVE) will release its debut album, "Begin Again", independently on August 9. To ...

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NIKKI SIXX Presents Twitter Winner With Signed Guitar In Atlanta

During a recent MTLEY CRE tour stop in Atlanta, Georgia, the band's bassist, Nikki Sixx, presented his 100,000th Twitter follower with a signed Epiphone Nikki Sixx Blackbird bass guitar. Longtime fan and certified Turbo Kick instructor Angie Elliott, along with her husband, got a chance to meet Sixx in their hometown before MTLEY CRE hit ...

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IMMOLATION: 'A Glorious Epoch' Video Released

"A Glorious Epoch", the new Tommy Jones-directed video from New York death metal veterans IMMOLATION, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's eighth album, "Majesty And Decay", which was released in March 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD sold around 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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ORIGIN To Film 'Expulsion Of Fury' Video

American death metallers ORIGIN will film a music video for the song "Expulsion Of Fury" at the band's co-headlining hometown show with EXHUMED at Aftershock in Merriam, Kansas later this week. Fans are encouraged to come down to the venue on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. to be a part of the shoot. The ...

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SABATON Interviewed At Finland's RUISROCK Festival (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with Swedish metallers SABATON at this year's edition of the Ruisrock festival, which was held July 8-10 in Turku, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. SABATON drummer Daniel Mullback was forced to sit out several dates on the band's recent European tour "due to problems with his knees." ...

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THE QUILL: 'Black Star' Video Released

"Black Star", the new video from Sweden's THE QUILL, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Full Circle", which was released on June 24 in Europe and will be made available on July 26 in North America via Metalville Records. According to a press release, the CD "is packed with ...

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GRAVE Signs New Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Swedish death metallers GRAVE have inked a new deal with Century Media Records. GRAVE issued its debut album, "Into The Grave", 20 years ago (August 1991) as the tenth-ever release from Century Media. As GRAVE founding member Ola Lindgren recalled in the "Swedish Death Metal" book by Daniel Ekerot, "We sent our third demo to ...

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CHRIST AGONY: 'NocturN' Album Trailer Available

Polish black metal legends CHRIST AGONY have completed work on their ninth album, "NocturN", for a fall release via Mystic Production. The CD was recorded over a two-week period at Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland with engineer Szymon Czech. The cover artwork and the graphic design for the follow-up to 2008's "Condemnation" were handled by ...

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AVANTASIA: Band Lineup For WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance Revealed

AVANTASIA the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet will perform at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. In addition to Sammet, AVANTASIA's lineup for the Wacken performance will include the following ten musicians: * ...

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METALLICA, LOU REED Reportedly Tap Famed Photographer ANTON CORBIJN For Album Cover

METALLICA and legendary singer and former VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed have reportedly tapped Dutch photographer, music video and film director Anton Corbijn to take a picture for the cover of their upcoming collaborative album. According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Corbijn and Reed were seen hanging around with METALLICA over the weekend in Gothenburg, ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Checks In From 'Big Four' Tour

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has checked in with the following update: "The last three days have been done with only a few hours of sleep and jet lag. I was running on fumes... "Joey [Belladonna, vocals] and I get picked up at 12:15 to go to the listening session [for the new ANTHRAX album, 'Worship ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Says He Plans To Re-Record 'All Systems Go' Album

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has issued the following update: "I am [releasing] this factual account of events pertaining to [Vinnie's post-KISS band VINNIE VINCENT INVASION] in order to correct Wikipedia's false rendition. "After quitting KISS following the 'Lick It Up' tour, Vinnie Vincent recorded and produced a demo containing the songs 'Boyz Are Gonna ...

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SABATON Supports IRON MAIDEN In Gothenburg; Video Available

Swedish metallers SABATON were the main support for IRON MAIDEN yesterday (Friday, July 1) at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg Sweden. Commented SABATON: "The show [took place] in the biggest open-air arena in Sweden, thus making it the biggest show in SABATON history... so far." Video footage of the SABATON concert can be seen below. SABATON ...

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ORIGIN: New Video Interview With PAUL RYAN

Char Tupper of MetalTitans conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Paul Ryan of American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN on June 25 at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. In other news, the July 3 show of the ORIGIN, HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS and ABYSMAL ...

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