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AMON AMARTH's 'Deceiver Of The Gods' Cracks U.S. Top 20

"Deceiver Of The Gods", the ninth studio album from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 25 via Metal Blade Records. AMON AMARTH's 2011 CD, ...

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MEGADETH: Footage From GIGANTOUR Rehearsals

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has uploaded backstage rehearsal day footage before Gigantour 2013 kicks off in New Hampshire. Check it out below. This year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, features headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, the new band fronted by DISTURBED ...

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TROLLFEST Begins Recording Sixth Full-Length Album

TROLLFEST, the purveyors of what they have dubbed "true Norwegian balkan metal" have begun recording their sixth full-length album, starting with the drum tracks, and the ever-increasing army of fans of the band can expect to see a few changes. As TROLLFEST explained: "We will record eleven metal tracks and we also have a couple ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Guitarist On 'Pacific Rim' Soundtrack

According to The Pulse Of Radio, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello has teamed up with "Game Of Thrones" composer Ramin Djawadi to contribute to the score of "Pacific Rim", the upcoming sci-fi film about giant pilot-controlled robots battling colossal monsters invading Earth from another dimension. Morello told Rolling Stone, "When they asked me ...

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TOM MORELLO Says NSA Leaker EDWARD SNOWDEN Is A 'Hero'

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello says that Edward Snowden, the now-famous/infamous National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower, is a "hero" who "exposed the crimes of the government." Snowden is a former CIA employee who faces felony charges of espionage and theft of government property after admitting he leaked classified material to Britain's The Guardian ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: New Video Interview With LIAM WILSON

Kristyn Clarke of PopCultureMadness.com and ConcertBlogger.com conducted an interview with bassist Liam Wilson of the New Jersey-based "mathcore" act THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN at this month's Orion Music + More festival in Detroit, Michigan. You can now watch the chat below. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN was forced to cancel its summer European festival and club ...

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DEVICE: Behind-The-Scenes Photos From 'You Think You Know' Video Shoot

DEVICE, the industrial-style project featuring DISTURBED frontman David Draiman, is filming a video for the song "You Think You Know". Directing the clip once again is P.R. Brown, who helmed DEVICE's first video, for the song "Vilify". Brown has previously collaborated with such artists as MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Prince, ...

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AMON AMARTH: Trailer For 'Father Of The Wolf' Video

A trailer for "Father Of The Wolf", the new video from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", which was released in North America on June 25 via Metal Blade Records. Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Parts Ways With Guitarist TOM HESS

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE have "respectfully" parted ways with their American guitarist Tom Hess due to "philosophical differences." The band states: "RHAPSODY OF FIRE and Tom both sincerely wish each other the very best for their respective futures." RHAPSODY OF FIRE released a new live album, "Live - From Chaos To Eternity", on ...

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AMON AMARTH Interviewed At Finland's NUMMIROCK Festival (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with bassist Ted Lundström and guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH when the band performed at the Nummirock festival, which was held June 20-22 in Nummijärvi, Kauhajoki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. AMON AMARTH's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", will be released ...

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Video: CINDERELLA Frontman Performs On 'Late Show With David Letterman'

Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA, performed his song "Solid Ground" on last night's (Tuesday, June 18) edition of CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Keifer's debut solo album, "The Way Life Goes", sold 5,400 copies in the United ...

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Video: SLAYER's KERRY KING Interviewed At KERRANG! AWARDS

California thrash metal veterans SLAYER were honored with the "Kerrang! Legend Award" at this year's Kerrang! Awards, which was held on June 13 at London, England's Troxy Club. The award was accepted by SLAYER guitarist Kerry King, who was also interviewed by Kerrang! magazine deputy editor Simon Young after the event. Check out the chat ...

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CINDERELLA Frontman Interviewed On 'Noize In The Attic' (Audio)

Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA, was interviewed on the latest edition of the weekly two-hour classic hard rock and metal show "Noize In The Attic". You can now listen to the program using the widget below. Keifer's debut solo album, "The Way Life Goes", sold 5,400 copies ...

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OLIVA: 'Raise The Curtain' Trailer Available

The official trailer for "Raise The Curtain", the first-ever solo album from JON OLIVA'S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, can be seen below. Having released albums with SAVATAGE first and JON OLIVA'S PAIN later, this first Oliva solo album was about to become different: "Raise The Curtain" combines Jon's early music influences of '70s ...

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