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POWER QUEST: 'Blood Alliance' Cover Artwork Unveiled

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST have completed work on their new album, "Blood Alliance", at Foel Studios (PAUL RODGERS, NAPALM DEATH, THE WILDHEARTS) in Wales next for a late March European release via Napalm Records (early April in the U.S. and January 19 in Japan through Marquee/Avalon). Eleven songs were laid down for the follow-up to ...

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AVANTASIA: More Footage From The Road Posted Online

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 on November 30 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup were a number of special guests, including GAMMA RAY/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN), ...

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WASTEFALL: Reunion Teaser Clip Posted Online

A two-minute teaser video for the recently announced reunion of the Greek progressive metal band WASTEFALL can be viewed below. Two years after announcing its split, WASTEFALL has reformed. The band states, "We are more than glad to announce that Domenik [Papaemmanouil; vocals, guitar, keyboards] returned from exile and Alex [Katsiyiannis, guitar] decided to abandon ...

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EDEN'S CURSE Completes Recording 'Trinity' Album

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE have finished recording their third studio album, "Trinity". The band recorded fourteen songs in total, including two cover versions, for the CD, which is now in the final stages of the mixing process with longtime producer (and bassist of PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC) Dennis Ward (ANGRA, ALLEN/LANDE, SILENT FORCE, ...

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AVANTASIA: Buenos Aires Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — performing on December 15, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be viewed below. AVANTASIA kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 on November 30 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup ...

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POWER QUEST: New Album Track Listing Unveiled

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST have completed work on their new album, "Blood Alliance", at Foel Studios (PAUL RODGERS, NAPALM DEATH, THE WILDHEARTS) in Wales next for a late March European release via Napalm Records (early April in the U.S. and January 19 in Japan through Marquee/Avalon). Eleven songs were laid down for the follow-up to ...

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AVANTASIA DVD To Be Released In February

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — has issued the following update: "Rumors keep circulating about a forthcoming AVANTASIA live DVD and now we can confirm they are true! [In February 2011] a double DVD and two-CD set [along with a box set featuring both the double DVD and two-CD set] ...

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AVANTASIA: More Footage From Second Pratteln Show Posted Online

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 on November 30 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup are a number of special guests, including GAMMA RAY/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN), ...

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AVANTASIA: Lichtenfels Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — performing on December 3, 2010 at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany as part of the "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 can be viewed below. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup are a number of special guests, including ...

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VINNY APPICE Interviewed On CHOM-FM's 'The Metal File' (Audio)

Legendary drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) was interviewed for on the latest edition of "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. You can stream the show using the audio player below. Appice told "Metal Shop"'s Ralph Cartel in a recent new interview that he has launched a brand new project, tentatively ...

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FRONTIERS RECORDS Announces New North American Distributor

Frontiers Records has announced the signing of a new distribution agreement for its label products with EMI Music distribution in North America. The new agreement will be effective from January 1, 2011 and marks a "huge step forward in the label’s expansion strategy" — as stated by Frontiers president, Serafino Perugino. EMI Music will distribute ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage Of Second Pratteln Show Posted Online

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 this past Tuesday night (November 30) at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup are a number of special guests, including GAMMA RAY/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, Bob Catley (MAGNUM), ...

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AVANTASIA Kicks Off 'The Metal Opera Comes To Town' World Tour; First Video Footage

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 last night (Tuesday, November 30) at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup are a number of special guests, including GAMMA RAY/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Jorn ...

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VINNY APPICE Interviewed On WRIF 101.1 FM (Audio)

Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Appice told "Metal Shop"'s Ralph Cartel in a recent new interview that he has launched a brand new project, tentatively ...

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TONY IOMMI Continuing To Write New Material

BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN & HELL guitarist Tony Iommi recently revealed to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine that he has begun work on new material with the hopes of launching the "next phase" of his career alongside longtime SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL bandmate/bassist Geezer Butler. Iommi has since issued the following update via his official web site: ...

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FAITH CIRCUS Begins Work On New Album

Norwegian hard rockers FAITH CIRCUS have entered the studio with producer/engineer Thomas "TomTom" Haugland to begin work on the follow-up to their 2008 debut (Kivel Records). An early 2011 release is expected. FAITH CIRCUS's current lineup includes Marc Farrano (vocals), Marius Morch (guitar), Baard Nordvik (drums) and new bassist Christer Ottesen (ex-POPIUM, FLARE). In was ...

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ALICE COOPER, PAUL STANLEY, GLENN HUGHES Featured On PUSHKING Album

Eagle Rock Entertainment will deliver to the masses Russia's premiere rock band PUSHKING. Their CD, "The World As We Love It", will hit the shelves on February 1. [MSRP $13.98] This new album is a 19-track celebration, composed of re-recorded selections from PUSHKING's catalogue featuring some very special guests. Paul Stanley (KISS), Billy F. Gibbons ...

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WASTEFALL Is Back!

Two years after announcing their split, Greek progressive metallers WASTEFALL have reformed. The band states, "We are more than glad to announce that Domenik [Papaemmanouil; vocals, guitar, keyboards] returned from exile and Alex [Katsiyiannis, guitar] decided to abandon his haven. The only difference is that we decided to recruit Tassos Loukos behind the drums, since ...

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VINNY APPICE's Personal Playlist

Mog Music Network recently asked legendary drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) to create a personally curated playlist for the site's curiosity-satisfying- and audio-streaming pleasure. His selections were as follows: 01. MOTÖRHEAD - "Orgasmatron" 02. YES - "Long Distance Runaround" 03. RAINBOW - "Kill the King" 04. JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Singer Putting Finishing Touches On Solo Album

The forthcoming solo album from PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers is in the very final stages of production. Several very special guests appear on the effort, including "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD), Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY), Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER) and Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, ALLEN/LANDE). Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ...

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BUT WE TRY IT Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Wuppertal, Germany-based thrashcore quintet BUT WE TRY IT has inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's debut album, "Dead Light", was recorded at Woodhouse studio (CALIBAN, LACUNA COIL, SAMAEL) in Hagen, Germany with acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta (SODOM, LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, MOONSPELL, GRIP INC., ENEMY OF THE SUN) and is scheduled for release on ...

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