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As the Ghosts Collect, The Corpses Rest - PLAGUE BRINGER

Speedier than GODFLESH, yet not as frantic as PIG DESTROYER, Chicago's two-man programmed blitzkrieg machine, PLAGUE BRINGER, dishes out wave after wave of bulldozer riffs and jackhammer rhythms. Probably better described as mechanized death metal than frenetic grindcore, the riffs are fat, the blasting sadistic, and the screeching of Josh Rosenthal (accented with the death ...

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OBSESSION: New Audio Samples Available For Download

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION have uploaded audio samples from their long-awaited follow-up to 1987's "Methods of Madness", entitled "Carnival of Lies", at their official web site. Among the samples available for preview is a full-length MP3 the album's projected title track, which features Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Announce New Guitarist

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have announced the addition of guitarist Jimmy Hedlund (FALCONER) to the group's ranks. An audio sample of Hedlund's playing, also featuring SUPREME MAJESTY's other guitarist, Rille Svensson, can be downloaded at this location (.RAR file). SUPREME MAJESTY were recently joined by bassist Håkan Nyander (ex-ROAD, SERENADE, SANZIA, INBLACK) ...

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OBSESSION: Brand New Song Available For Download

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION have uploaded a full-length MP3 of the title cut from their long-awaited follow-up to 1987's "Methods of Madness", entitled "Carnival of Lies", at their official web site. The track, which features Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE) and Boston based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump (REIGN OF ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Announce New Bassist

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have announced the addition of bassist Håkan Nyander (ex-ROAD, SERENADE, SANZIA, INBLACK) to the group's ranks. "Håkan is an experienced live performer, and a perfect member to the future of SUPREME MAJESTY!" the band write on their web site. SUPREME MAJESTY, who were recently joined by keyboardist Mattias Holmgren, have ...

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Reunited OBSESSION To Release 'Carnival Of Lies' This Spring

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION have set "Carnival of Lies" (cover artwork) as the title of their long-awaited follow-up to 1987's "Methods of Madness", tentatively due this spring via an as-yet-undsiclosed label. Original members Michael Vescera (vocals; ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MVP) and Jay Mezias (drums; HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN) have recruited ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's 'All-Star' CD Gets A Release Date

The "all-star" album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be released in Germany on March 24 by MTM Music (March 27 for the rest of Europe) and in North America on March 28 by LNJ Records. "Soundtrack of a Soul" will feature contributions from the following guest singers: Dale ...

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ARCH RIVAL: Debut Album To Be Re-Released

ARCH RIVAL, the Ohio-based power metal band led by guitarist Michael Harris, will have their debut album, "In the Face of Danger", remastered and re-released through Wheel of Time Productions. The new version of the LP, which was originally issued in 1991, will contain as-yet-undisclosed bonus tracks. A May release is expected. A division of ...

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TEER Announce New Vocalist

Powerhouse vocalist David McBee will be joining the Tampa, Florida hard rock band TEER. McBee recently completed a successful audition for TEER and producer Jim Morris (DIXIE DREGS, SAIGON KICK, SAVATAGE, THIRD EYE BLIND). Shortly thereafter, TEER band members made a formal offer to McBee and invited him to become their new vocalist. "I am ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Announce New Keyboardist

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have announced the addition of 27-year-old keyboardist Mattias Holmgren to the group's ranks. Currently studying creative design in Skellefteå, Sweden while running his own audio production company Morningdew Media, Holmgren has produced material by EMBRACING and AZURE and has played drums on NAGLFAR's classic album "Vittra", which came out in ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING: 'We're Not Close To Hanging It Up'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King recently spoke to Decibel magazine (web site) about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "God Hates Us All", tentatively due late summer/early fall via American Recordings. According to King, the upcoming CD doesn't have a working title just yet ("every time you ...

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Seeds of Pain - KRAGENS

Am I the only one who had not heard of this French band until now? Take a good bit of NEVERMORE's heavy-thrash-meets-traditional-metal (especially those chunky riffs), color with some QUEENSRŸCHE, throw in a tiny bit of TESTAMENT, and you will have a strong sense of what you're getting into with "Seeds of Pain". Shades of ...

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WARRANT Sign With MTM MUSIC; New Album Samples Available

MTM Music has announced the signing of WARRANT, one of the most popular and successful rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s. The band was formed in the mid-'80s and its first official lineup featured vocalist Jani Lane, guitarist Erik Turner, guitarist Joey Allen, bass player Jerry Dixon and drummer Steven Sweet. In ...

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OBSESSION: New Material To Feature 'Absolutely Incredible' All-Star Lineup

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION have been working hard the last two years to try and get new material released. Original members Michael Vescera (vocals; ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MVP) and Jay Mezias (drums; HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN) have recruited Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE), Boston based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE To Release 'All-Star' Album Via MTM MUSIC

MTM Music has announced the signing of Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. The group's new "all-star" album, "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be handled by MTM in Europe, while Avantage Records will be issuing the CD in Brazil. Due in February 2006, "Soundtrack of a Soul" features contributions from the following guest singers: Ez Gomer ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Guest On New LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have announced that former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be making a guest appearance on their new CD, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Sebastian is featured on the track "Another Nail", which was co-written by Bach, Mike Layne, Justin Murr, and Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER'S APPETITE). ...

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HOUSE OF LORDS Frontman To Guest On Greek Radio: Webcast Available

HOUSE OF LORDS frontman James Christian will be interviewed by Greek radio station Rock Radio 104.7 this Monday, October 24 at 11:00 p.m. local time (10:00 p.m. Central European Time). Christian will discuss the band's upcoming appearance at the Greek edition of the U.K.'s premier hard/melodic rock festival, Firefest, which is scheduled to take place ...

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KREATOR Forced To Pull Out Of Turkey's IZMIR ROCK FESTIVAL

German thrashers KREATOR were forced to cancel their appearance at the Izmir Rock Festival in Turkey on Saturday, October 1. Commented mainman Mille Petrozza: "We are very disapointed about the unacceptable conditions we had to face in Izmir last Saturday! The band was looking foreward to play this part of Turkey for the first time, ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY: A New Beginning

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have posted the following message on their official web site: "We regrettably have to inform you of some changes within SUPREME MAJESTY, as three members of the band have decided to leave in order to pursue other things in life. But this is not the end of SUPREME MAJESTY — ...

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Ghost Reveries - OPETH

There's a danger in taking OPETH for granted, now that we've been graced with a staggering seven albums' worth of progressive metal brilliance from them. They have their own sound, with instantly-identifiable elements, and you can only hear them "for the first time" once. That makes it easy to say they peaked when you were ...

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Guitarist KERI KELLI To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Guitarist Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER"S APPETITE) is the latest guest musician to be confirmed to appear on the upcoming "all-star" CD from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Kelli will be playing on the track "Another Nail". As previously reported, guest vocalists set to appear on the CD ...

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