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ANCHORESS To Release 'Set Sail' Next Month

Defiled Under: Music has announced the signing of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's ANCHORESS. The label will release the band's debut album, "Set Sail", on May 14. To kick off the album launch, ANCHORESS has premiered the video of their cover of ANDREW W.K.'s "Party Hard". Although the track won't be on the upcoming release, the ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'Relentless: The Memoir' Promotional Video

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has just released his autobiography entitled "Relentless: The Memoir" via Wiley. A one-minute promotional video for the book can be seen below. How does a kid from Sweden make his way to America at the tender age of eighteen and, within a month, have people lining up to hear him ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Preparing To Record New Album

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will perform at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona tomorrow night as part of their trek with DANZIG which began on April 17. The short tour allows the trio a momentary break from work on the follow-up to 2012's self-titled album. The dates with DANZIG follow the band's recent festival appearance in ...

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HATE: 'We Have Decided To Continue With The Band'

Bassist Slawomir "Mortifer" Archangielskij of Polish extreme metallers HATE died in his sleep on April 6 after suffering from a cardiac arrhythmia. The 27-year-old suffered from an irregular heartbeat and died of natural causes, according to a posting on the band's Facebook page. The group added: "It is also known that Slawek suffered from asthma ...

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DEATHSTARS Announces New Album, Lineup Changes

After the massive "Made in Germany" tour 2011/2012 with RAMMSTEIN, Swedish dark generals DEATHSTARS began writing material for their next album. In May, DEATHSTARS will embark on a short tour in Australia, headline the main stage at Blackfield Festival, Germany in June and then return to Sweden to prepare for the recording of the new ...

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JIMMY PAGE's Manager Gives LED ZEPPELIN Reissue Update

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Jimmy Page's representative, Peter Mensch of Q Prime Management, recently sat down for an "Ask Me Anything" online interview with Reddit.com and shed some light on the upcoming LED ZEPPELIN remasters. Mensch revealed, "As for the remaster box sets, Jimmy is digging through the archives for material that's never ...

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EPICA Singer, KAMELOT Keyboardist Expecting First Child

Singer Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA and her longtime boyfriend, keyboardist Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, SONS OF SEASONS), are expecting their first child around the end of summer. To ensure the best possible pregnancy and to protect Simone's and the baby's health, EPICA has decided to take a break from all live activities starting ...

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SCOTT GORHAM Talks BLACK STAR RIDERS In New Audio Interview

Planetmosh recently conducted an interview with BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY guitarist Scott Gorham. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. BLACK STAR RIDERS — the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals), Damon Johnson (guitar), Scott Gorham (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Says OZZY 'Has Been In A Very Dark Place' (Video)

Ozzy Osbourne's wife/manager Sharon has shot down reports that the couple were divorcing after 31 years of marriage, insisting that they will overcome their problems and stay together. On today's (Tuesday, April 23rd) edition of CBS daytime talk show "The Talk", which she co-hosts, Sharon addressed conflicting media reports and rumors surrounding her alleged split ...

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AVANTASIA To Perform At QUEBEC CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will make its North American debut at the Quebec City Summer Festival (Festival D'été De Québec), set to take place July 4-14 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Also scheduled to appear are RUSH, DEF LEPPARD, VOIVOD and FOREIGNER. According to a press release, "the Quebec City Summer Festival is ...

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HIM Interviewed On KERRANG! RADIO (Audio)

U.K.'s Kerrang! Radio last month conducted an interview with Finnish heavy rockers HIM in London. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. HIM's new album, "Tears On Tape", will be released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Single Featuring SLASH Available On iTunes

THE DEAD DAISIES' debut single, "Lock 'N' Load", which is now available on iTunes, features the signature guitar riffs of Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and is laced with Jon Stevens' (INXS, NOISEWORKS) trademark vocals. "Slash and I wrote 'Lock 'N' Load', which was recorded with Simon Horsford and John Fields, who produced THE ...

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'Heavy Metal And Popular Culture' Conference Held In Ohio

The inaugural "Heavy Metal And Popular Culture" international conference took place April 4-7 at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. It was the first scholarly conference on heavy metal in the U.S. Metal music and culture scholars from Norway, Germany, Switzerland, the U.K., France, Canada, New Zealand, Finland, Brazil and all over the U.S., ...

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DEATH DIVISION Confirmed For GIGANTOUR

DEATH DIVISION — the heavy, technically aggressive and melodic band founded by bassist Jerry Montano (HELLYEAH, DANZIG, NOTHINGFACE), drummer Tim Yeung (MORBID ANGEL, DIVINE HERESY, HATE ETERNAL, NILE), vocalist/guitarist Sean De La Tour and lead guitarist Rick Di Marco — has been confirmed for this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded ...

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MIKE TRAMP: 'A WHITE LION Reunion Is Not Possible'

French webmagazine Hard Force has posted the latest episode of "Metal XS", featuring an interview with former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the possibility of a WHITE LION reunion with the band's original guitarist, Vito Bratta, Tramp recently told Rock Meeting: "The thing that has been ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage From European Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project kicked off its European tour on Friday, April 12 at the Power Prog & Metal Fest at Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. The first two in a series of video blogs from the road from American singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville, who is one of the guest vocalists on the ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: 'Stone' Video Released

ALICE IN CHAINS has teamed with VEVO, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform for the premiere of "Stone", the companion video to their new single. The clip, which can be seen below, was recently shot in Lucerne Valley, California with director Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober; METALLICA, MASTODON, GREEN DAY) and follows the ...

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RATT Singer To Sign Copies Of His Tell-All Memoir

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's long-awaited book, "Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life In Rock", will be released on May 7 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The 288-page hardcover is described in a press release as "a jaw-dropping tell-all from the lead singer of the 1980s supergroup RATT: the groupies, the ...

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