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KEEL Frontman Issues New Album Update

Reactivated '80s hard rockers KEEL entered a North Hollywood, California studio on June 18 to begin recording their new album, "Streets Of Rock 'N' Roll", for a tentative late 2009 release. The CD is being co-produced and mixed by ace producer/engineer Pat Regan (RITCHIE BLACKMORE, WARRANT, BILLY SHEEHAN, ETC.). Ron Keel's vocals are being engineered, ...

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VH1 Acquires 'Anvil! The Story Of Anvil'

VH1 has acquired the exclusive rights for the critically acclaimed documentary "Anvil! The Story of Anvil". VH1 will handle the television and DVD release and distribute the film theatrically in association with Abramorama. The world television premiere on VH1 this summer and the subsequent DVD release of the film follow a network-wide, multi-platform promotional campaign ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: Canadian 'Crüe Fest' Screenings Detailed

Cineplex Entertainment and Universal Music Canada are bringing rock back with the exclusive one-night only showing of MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Crüe Fest" in High-Definition (HD) and digital surround sound on Thursday, March 26 at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada. In addition to MÖTLEY CRÜE, BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH, SIXX: AM and TRAPT also perform. "The power ...

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PRIMAL FEAR, VANDEN PLAS To Co-Headline PROGPOWER USA Showcase

German power metal giants PRIMAL FEAR return to Atlanta to co-headline this year's ProgPower USA showcase on September 10. Progressive metal stalwarts VANDEN PLAS will co-headline the evening with an exclusive U.S. performance. Support will be provided by New Jersey's SUSPYRE and California's FUTURE'S END (featuring SADUS/ex-TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio). The 10th anniversary of the ...

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Former OUTWORLD Keyboardist Launches EUMERIA

Former OUTWORLD member Bobby Williamson (keyboards) has joined forces with bassist Shawn Kascak (OUTWORLD), vocalist Jonny Tatum (TIMEFALL), drummer Adam Sagan (COLDERA, INTO ETERNITY), and guitarists Reece Fullwood and Chris Prema to launch a new progressive/power/melodic metal band called EUMERIA. Formed in 2008, EUMERIA is currently working on material for its debut CD, slated for ...

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CIRCUS OF POWER Debut To Be Reissued

Late '80s/early '90s hard rock band CIRCUS OF POWER will have its classic 1988 self-titled debut album reissued through Rock Candy Records. The LP, which was originally issued through RCA Records, will be remastered and will include a 14-page booklet as well as a 4,000-word essay about the band. A tribute album to CIRCUS OF ...

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Humanity Dethroned - DARK EMPIRE

Those with a taste for the aggressive end of the prog/power metal spectrum may want to check out DARK EMPIRE's sophomore effort, "Humanity Dethroned". The heaviness factor comes from substantial thrash elements in the riffing, heavy beats, and the occasional death vocal. But make no mistake about it; the album is anchored in melody and ...

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