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CYNIC Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, have been confirmed for the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 9-11 at the Old Army Fortress Josefov in Jaromer, Czech Republic (Jaromer is situated 130 km east of Prague, 20km north from ...

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SAIDIAN: 'Burn Down The Night' Video Posted Online

South German melodic metal outfit SAIDIAN have posted their video for the song "Burn Down the Night" on MySpace. According to the band, the clip features, "besides live footage, some backstage impressions from our 2005 European tour with JON OLIVA'S PAIN." Former SAVATAGE/current JON OLIVA'S PAIN frontman Jon Oliva and SINNER/ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer ...

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DIVINE HERESY Recruits Former NILE Bassist

DIVINE HERESY, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former FEAR FACTORY/current ASESINO guitarist Dino Cazares alongside drummer Tim Yeung (ex-VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) and Tommy Cummings (VEXT) on vocals, has recruited bassist Joe Payne (ex-NILE, DOMINATION THROUGH IMPURITY, LUST OF DECAY). The group will release its debut album, "Bleed the Fifth", in the U.S. on ...

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INSATANITY: North American Tour Dates Announced

Philadelphia death metallers INSATANITY will embark on a North American headlining tour this August in support of their new album "The Day God Died", with Dave Kinkade (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE, COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN) behind the drums. They have lined up the following tour dates with MANIAS and ZIRCON: Aug. 19 - Austin, TX ...

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'Viva La Bands, Vol 2' Track Listing Revealed

In his position as one of the world's leading pop culture icons and most acclaimed action sports athletes, Bam Margera has made it his mission to expose an entire generation of his peers to some original high-energy music through his "Viva La Bands" album and tour series. Brought to you by Ferret Music and Filthy ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman Discusses 'Something Wicked' Albums

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer recently spoke to Lucem Fero's Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. Topics of discussion included the U.S. band's upcoming two albums "Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1)" and "Revelation Abomination (Something Wicked Part 2)", and also the media reaction towards 2004's "The Glorious Burden". Several excerpts from the interview follow: ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Replaces DEICIDE At Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

MALEVOLENT CREATION has replaced DEICIDE on the billing of Germany's Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 9-11, 2007 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ASPHYX BELPHEGOR BEWITCHED THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER CLITEATER DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISASTER K.F.W. DYING FETUS EQUILIBRIUM F.U.C.K. GORGOROTH GRAVE ...

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MORTEM Confirmed For GATHERING OF THE BESTIAL LEGION III Festival

Peruvian black/death/thrash metal band MORTEM has been confirmed for the Gathering of the Bestial Legion III festival, set to take place August 19, 2007 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. More than 30 death/black metal acts will perform on three stages. Bands confirmed so far are as follows: POSSESSED MALEVOLENT CREATION THE CHASM ACHERON ...

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VIOLATOR Confirmed For GATHERING OF THE BESTIAL LEGION III Festival

VIOLATOR has been confirmed for the Gathering of the Bestial Legion III festival, set to take place August 19, 2007 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. More than 30 death/black metal acts will perform on three stages. Bands confirmed so far are as follows: POSSESSED MALEVOLENT CREATION THE CHASM ACHERON DIABOLIC DEMONIC CHRIST RESURRECTION ...

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DODSFERD Completes Work On New Album

Hot on the heels of the project's well-received "Fucking Your Creation" debut for Moribund Records earlier this year, one-man black metal army DODSFERD has already completed work on the next epic of misanthropic violence. Titled "Cursing Your Will to Live", this CD picks up where its predecessor left off, offering both shorter blasts of blackened ...

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SHOT AT DAWN To Release Debut In October

Norwegian "blackened melo death" band SHOT AT DAWN will release its debut album, "Sic Vic Pacum Para Bellum", on October 15 via Deaf And Blind Records. The track listing is as follows: 01. Prelude: At the Gates of Hell 02. In Hoc Signo Vinces 03. Grind 04. Burn the Day 05. Echoes of Disaster 06. ...

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BRUCE KULICK Checks In From Recording Studio

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick recently resumed recording his next solo CD, tentatively titled "BK3". He has launched a studio blog to give fans a chance to keep track of the process. An excerpt from Bruce's latest entry is as follows: "My buddy from Guitar Center contacted me last week about a Les Paul he ...

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Ex-CRIMSON GLORY Singer MIDNIGHT: Solo Tour Postponed

Former CRIMSON GLORY frontman Midnight has issued the following update: "[Solo] tour dates have been pushed back due to my recent affiliation (i.e. recording session for M2) with Matt LaPorte (from JON OLIVA'S PAIN). Matt is a guitar god! Don't be surprised to hear Jon Oliva playing keys and perhaps do a song or two ...

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THORIUM Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Danish metal band THORIUM has finished recording its "comeback" album, entitled "Feral Creation", at the Berno Studio (THE HAUNTED, VOMITORY, DERANGED) in Sweden and is currently mixing the effort with Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, MERCENARY, VOLBEAT) at Hansen Studios. Cover artwork for the CD will be created by legendary artist Dan Seagrave (MALEVOLENT CREATION, ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION). ...

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DIVINE HERESY To Film 'Failed Creation' Video This Month

DIVINE HERESY, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former FEAR FACTORY/current ASESINO guitarist Dino Cazares alongside drummer Tim Yeung (ex-VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) and Tommy Cummings (VEXT) on vocals, has selected acclaimed director Christoffer "Salzy" Salzgeber (DAMAGEPLAN, SOULFLY) to helm the group's video for the track "Failed Creation". The shoot will take place later this ...

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ROB ROCK: 'Garden Of Chaos' Japanese Release Date Announced

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will release his new solo album, "Garden of Chaos", in Japan on August 22 via Victor Entertainment/JVC Music. The CD was produced by ROB ROCK guitarist CJ Grimmark and co-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and Rob Rock. Rob wrote seven of the ...

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EVILHEART Begins Recording New Album; Studio Report Available

Mexican black/death metal band EVILHEART recently entered the studio to record its second full-length album, "Storm of Annihilation". The CD will be mixed and mastered at Florida's Mana Studios (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) during the last week of August by Brian Elliott. The cover of the album is being designed by Niklas Sundin ...

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Sworn to the Dark - WATAIN

Some black metal bands command immediate respect at the mere mention of their name, the consensus being that the act in question is part of an elite group. Sweden's WATAIN is just such a band, one that has long been known as a stellar black metal unit. The wait for "Sworn to the Dark" has ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Selling Gear

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has issued the following update: "After so many years in the music biz, it's gotten to the point that I honestly have more gear than I know what to do with. I've been thinking about doing this for a few years now and am finally ready. "A part of me didn't ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: New Song Posted Online

A brand new MALEVOLENT CREATION track, entitled "Deliver My Enemy", has been posted on the MySpace page of the group's drummer, Dave Culross. The song comes off the veteran Florida-based extreme metallers' new album, "Doomsday X", due in the U.S. on July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records and in Europe on August 24 ...

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ROB ROCK Completes Work On 'Garden Of Chaos'

The official web site of powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has been updated with the following message: "The new [ROB ROCK solo] album 'Garden of Chaos' is now complete! So far the reaction to the album has been fantastic! Keep an eye out in August/September for the new release. The album ...

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DIABOLIC: New Song Posted Online

A new DIABOLIC track, entitled "Engulf the Enchantress", has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new four-song EP, "Chaos in Hell", which was recorded at D.O.W. studios with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzales (MORBID ANGEL, TERRORIZER). Currently unsigned, DIABOLIC has been confirmed for the Gathering of the ...

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