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MELIAH RAGE: In Writing Mode

Guitarist Anthony Nichols of Boston metallers MELIAH RAGE has been busy writing music for the band's next record, tentatively due before the end of the year. According to the group, "the music thus far is heavier and more riff-oriented than the last two releases, but has all the elements of classic MELIAH RAGE." A remastered ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND's Ziltoid Album Due This Summer

Devin Townsend's (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) wife Tracy has issued the following newsletter from Devin's record label, HevyDevy Records: "Well, one thing that any Devin fan knows is that ideas change and grow. Last issue we reported: 'Also occupying his time in the past month has been work on his puppet show. The ...

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Marasmus - LENG TCH'E

Some time after the grindcore spewing fun of LENG TCH'E's Relapse Records debut, "The Process of Elimination", the Belgian quintet lost its edge. After the aptly described razor grind of that album with its off-the-rails craziness and the dashes of tough, southern-tinged grooves, it is a disappointment to hear the banding playing it safer and ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE: More 'Independence Day' Guest Vocalists Announced

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, whose most recent release, "Soundtrack of a Soul", featured an all-star cast of guest musicians — including Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and Tony Harnell (TNT) — are back in the studio working on their follow-up effort. Described as a "full-production acoustic rock record," "Independence ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer Records IGGY AND THE STOOGES Cover

FEAR FACTORY's Raymond Herrera has laid down the drums tracks for a cover version of the IGGY AND THE STOOGES classic "Gimme Danger", which is being released for the Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 game on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The song, which also features the PIXIES frontman Frank Black, can be heard ...

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JOHN CORABI, TED POLEY To Guest On New LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, UNION) and Ted Poley (DANGER DANGER) have been added to the list of guest musicians appearing on the new CD from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. Described as a "full-production acoustic rock record," "Independence Day" will feature 12 "all-star singers" on 11 songs. The CD is once again being produced ...

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MELIAH RAGE To Support METAL CHURCH On North American Tour

Massachusetts-based thrash metallers MELIAH RAGE will support METAL CHURCH on their North American tour beginning early January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 08 - Fatcat - Modesto, CA Jan. 09 - The Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA Jan. 10 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV Jan. 11 - Kamakazis - Ogden, UT ...

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Triumph or Agony - RHAPSODY OF FIRE

If you were among those disappointed by BLIND GUARDIAN's streamlining of their sound this year, your luxury liner has come in. RHAPSODY OF FIRE have, if anything, gone even further off the deep end into operatic, cinematic, utterly bombastic and gaudy symphonic metal. Choirs swell, drums thunder, strings soar, and prophecies are fulfilled, to the ...

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Canada To Preserve RUSH's '2112' Album

JAM! Music reports that the prog-rock experiments of the band RUSH are among works that should be preserved for future generations, says a committee tasked with saving the best in Canadian television, radio, film and music. The band's 1976 album "2112", a unique blend of classic rock and synthesizers that made RUSH a ...

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OBSESSION Schedules CD-Release Party In Connecticut

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION has scheduled a CD-release party for their new album, "Carnival of Lies", on October 13 at Daniel's Street in Milford, Connecticut. OBSESSION released its long-awaited follow-up to 1987's "Methods of Madness" this past summer via Metal Mayhem in the U.S. and Avalon in Japan. The Japanese version includes ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Schedules Live Debut With New Lineup

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY will make their live debut with their new lineup — featuring new guitarist Jimmy Hedlund (FALCONER), bassist Håkan Nyander (ex-ROAD, SERENADE, SANZIA, INBLACK) and keyboardist Mattias Holmgren — on November 18 at Magasinet in Kristianstad, Sweden. SUPREME MAJESTY's third full-length album, "Elements of Creation", was released in March 2005 via ...

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MAYHEM Banned From Playing Poland; Vocalist Issues Statement

MAYHEM vocalist Attila Csihar has issued the following statement regarding the recent attempt by the "Polish government" to ban the band from playing their country: "A fascist-religious government in Europe hides behind its democratic façade! "Some time ago, MAYHEM was set to play in Poland. And we were very excited to deliver a great show ...

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CHRIS CORNELL: More Details Revealed About 'Casino Royale' Song

It was announced today by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment, that Chris Cornell, the singer/songwriter behind SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIOSLAVE and TEMPLE OF THE DOG, has written, in collaboration with Bond composer David Arnold, and will perform the main title song, entitled "You Know My Name", for the new ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Discusses Lebanese Concert Cancellation

Launch Radio Networks reports: After initially saying they would do everything they could to play this week, DEEP PURPLE has postponed their Thursday (July 27) show in Lebanon. Their booking agent told the concert industry trade publication Pollstar, "The band and the festival have agreed it's best not to go." DEEP PURPLE was supposed to ...

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MELIAH RAGE: 'Undefeated' Video Posted Online

Massachusetts-based thrash metallers MELIAH RAGE have uploaded the video for their new track "Undefeated" at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, "The Deep and Dreamless Sleep", due on September 12 via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. Band leader/guitarist/songwriter Anthony Nichols, vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and ...

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BROKEN TEETH Announce U.S. Tour

Austin balls-to-the-wall rockers BROKEN TEETH — featuring Jason McMaster of WATCHTOWER/DANGEROUS TOYS fame — are gearing up for a-30 day U.S. tour in support of their new live CD, "Blood on the Radio". "Blood on the Radio" features songs from the band's first two studio albums. During the upcoming tour, the group will be visiting ...

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MELIAH RAGE To Release 'Darker' New Album In September

Massachusetts-based thrash metallers MELIAH RAGE will release their new album, "The Deep and Dreamless Sleep", on September 12 via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. Band leader/guitarist/songwriter Anthony Nichols, vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and returning original drummer Stuart Dowie recorded "The Deep And Dreamless Sleep" at Danger Multitrack Studios in Providence, RI, ...

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DISTURBED: Weeding Out The Knuckleheads

Yuri Wuensch of the Edmonton Sun recently spoke to DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren about the band's tribute concert to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was killed in December 2004 during a DAMAGEPLAN concert in Ohio. "It was really cool, unbelievable," Wengren recalled. "All the bands and crew members donated their time. ...

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