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KATAKLYSM Frontman And CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Join Forces To Launch ROCK THE NATION AMERICA

The North American metal scene just got a lot heavier. The launch of Rock The Nation America celebrates a groundbreaking booking agency partnership between KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, his agent and Canadian metal promoter Stephan Mellul, and Century Media Records. Rock The Nation America will be focused on bringing the best names in heavy metal ...

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METALLICA's 30th-Anniversary Kickoff Concert: More Photos, Video Footage Available

Jason Newsted (METALLICA, VOIVOD, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), John Marshall (METAL CHURCH, former METALLICA guitar tech and occasional James Hetfield fill-in), Sean Harris (DIAMOND HEAD), Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD), Biff Byford (SAXON) and APOCALYPTICA joined METALLICA on stage last night (Monday, December 5) for the first of four intimate shows at the 1,200-capacity Fillmore in San ...

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APOCALYPTICA, SAXON, DIAMOND HEAD Members Perform With METALLICA At 30th-Anniversary Kick-Off

Jason Newsted (METALLICA, VOIVOD, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), John Marshall (METAL CHURCH, former METALLICA guitar tech and occasional James Hetfield fill-in), Sean Harris (DIAMOND HEAD), Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD), Biff Byford (SAXON) and APOCALYPTICA joined METALLICA on stage last night (Monday, December 5) for the first of four intimate shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco ...

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SACHA BARON COHEN's QUEEN Biopic Given Title

Producer Graham King has revealed that the upcoming movie about legendary QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury has been given the title "Mercury". Comic and filmmaker Sacha Baron Cohen will portray the British singer in the film focusing on QUEEN's developing years up until the band's historic 1985 Live Aid set. GK Films ("The Tourist"), Robert De ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: More Behind-The-Scenes Footage From European Tour

Several new additions to a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from WITHIN TEMPTATION's current European headlining tour can be seen below. WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", sold around 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 50 on The Billboard 200 chart. ...

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CAGE: 'Flying Fortress' Video Released

"Flying Fortress", the new video from the San Diego, California metal band CAGE, can be seen at this location. The clip depicts the historic recount of the crucial attack by the allies on the ball-bearing plant in Schweinfurt, Germany on August 17, 1943. The song refers to the B17 bomber which was known ...

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METALLICA Frontman Interviewed On Dubai's 'That's Entertainment' (Video)

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed by "That's Entertainment", Dubai One's weekly entertainment show, ahead of the band's first-ever concert in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at Yas Island on October 25. You can now watch the chat below. (Note: The Hetfield segment begins around the 14-minute mark.) Official Metallica.com footage of METALLICA's pre-show meet-and-greet, ...

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VILDHJARTA: 'Dagger' Video Released

"Dagger", the new video from Swedish progenitors VILDHJARTA, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Msstaden", which will be released on November 28 in Europe and November 29 in North America via Century Media Records. Described in a press release as "one of the most respected bands in the scene, ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Denies Band Rewrote 'Images And Words' For 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events'

Robert Gray of Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: There was an article published online by a DREAM THEATER fan which basically alleges that the [new DREAM THEATER] album ["A Dramatic Turn Of Events"] ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Gets Into The Holiday Spirit

Darryl Sterdan of the QMI Agency recently conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland about the singer's newly released Christmas album, "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year". A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On his reasons for releasing a Christmas album: Weiland: "Um, well, why ...

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SKINNER Completes Work On Debut EP

SKINNER, the new band led by former IMAGIKA frontman Norman Skinner, has completed recording its debut EP, titled "The Enemy Within". The five-song effort "showcases the evolution of Bay Area thrash with soaring vocals and crushing rhythms," according to a press release. Two tracks "The Enemy Within" and "Hell In My Hands" are available for ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Performs Acoustically On Belgium's Q-MUSIC (Video)

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION played an acoustic set on Belgium's Q-music this Saturday, November 12, as a warm-up for their upcoming theater tour in March/April 2012. Video footage of their performance can be seen below. WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", sold around 12,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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Ohio Music-School Students Cover JUDAS PRIEST (Video)

Several students from the Aaron O'Keefe music-instruction school in Ohio recorded a cover version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Painkiller" in May 2011 at Starstruck Studios, a world-class recording studio owned by Reba McEntire, in Nashville, Tennessee. You can hear the track as well as watch the accompanying studio footage below. Commented O'Keefe: "'Painkiller' is ...

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METALLICA: Official Footage From Abu Dhabi Concert Posted Online

Official Metallica.com footage of METALLICA's pre-show meet-and-greet, tuning-room jam and performance at the October 25 first-ever concert in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at Yas Island can be viewed below. METALLICA's setlist for the Abu Dhabi gig was as follows: 01. Creeping Death 02. For Whom the Bell Tolls 03. Fuel 04. Ride the Lightning ...

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JASON BONHAM Says LED ZEPPELIN Reunion Is 'Dead Issue'

Jason Bonham recently told Artisan News that LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant has given his blessing to the JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE project which celebrates the life and music of his father, the legendary LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham and that any sort of reunion featuring Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones "a ...

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TRILLIUM: 'Coward' Video Released

"Coward", the new video from TRILLIUM, the metal project masterminded by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Alloy", which will be released on November 1 in North America (three days later in Europe) via Frontiers Records. "Alloy" is a collection of songs that's charged with ...

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