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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Sinéad' Short Film Released

"Sinéad", the second of three short films giving further insight into the concept of WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", can be viewed below. Due on March 29, the CD was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). The band ...

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ICED EARTH Announces New Singer

In the wake of vocalist Matt Barlow's retirement, dozens of demos and resumes flooded ICED EARTH's management team. But one name kept popping up — INTO ETERNITY vocalist Stu Block (pictured below), who has been named the new lead singer for ICED EARTH. According to Schaffer, Robert Kampf, CEO of Century Media, early on suggested ...

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SABATON Drummer Forced To Sit Out Tour Dates

Swedish metallers SABATON have issued the following update: "Unfortunately, our drummer, Daniel Mullback, had to leave the current tour due to problems with his knees. But... The show must go on, and this Swedish War Machine cannot be stopped that easy... We stole NIGHTMARE's drummer Kevin [Foley], did some rehearsals during the day and were ...

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SCOTT WEILAND's Long-Awaited Autobiography Due In May

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland's long-awaited autobiography, "Not Dead & Not For Sale", will be released on May 17 via the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. Weiland, 43, collaborated on the project with David Ritz, the "Sexual Healing" lyricist who has co-written autobiographies for the likes of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles ...

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INTENSUS Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of INTENSUS, an exciting and unique recording project masterminded by multi-instrumentalist Eli Litwin, drummer of KNIFE THE GLITTER, BURDEN, NORMAL LOVE and others. A resident of Philadelphia for many years, Litwin has been active in the local metal and underground rock scenes, as well as the avant-garde/improvised music ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Frontman On Living Through Japanese Earthquake

Vocalist Phil Labonte of Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS was on CNN earlier today to discuss the experience of living through the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that shook Japan early Friday morning and left more than a thousand killed and many more missing. Check out the news report below. Writing on Wall Street Journal's ...

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'Experience Hendrix' Spring Tour Dates Announced

The 2011 edition of the Experience Hendrix concert tour, presented by Fender guitars, launches in May with an all-star lineup of musical greats paying homage to the abiding genius of Jimi Hendrix. This year's tour will include performances by Billy Cox, Steve Vai, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Interviewed By RADIO NOVA FINLAND (Video)

Radio Nova Finland conducted an interview with vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt of Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION on February 15, 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story ...

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ORIGIN Taps SKINLESS Vocalist

American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN have announced the addition of vocalist Jason Keyser (SKINLESS, MUCOPUS) to the group's ranks. Keyser will make his live debut with ORIGIN as part of the upcoming North American tour with HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS and ABYSMAL DAWN. The trek is scheduled to kick off on June 15 at ...

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DOOGIE WHITE Talks TANK In New Video Interview

U.K.'s Total Rock radio recently conducted an interview with Scottish rock singer Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, TANK). You can now watch the chat below. Legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside three new recruits, Doogie White, ex-BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale and ex-ZODIAC MINDWARP ...

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Catching Up With WITHIN TEMPTATION (Video)

Video footage of vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt of Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION talking about their forthcoming fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", and their future plans can be viewed below (courtesy of Roadrunner Records). "The Unforgiving" was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story ...

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WARRANT: New Album Title Revealed

Californian rockers WARRANT have set "Rockaholic" as the tentative title of their new album, due in May via Frontiers Records. The CD was produced by Keith Olsen, who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE and SCORPIONS, among others. Commented bassist Jerry Dixon, "The last few years has been like holding in a big 'secret' ...

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WARRANT Begins Mixing New Album

California hard rockers WARRANT have finished recording their seventh studio album with producer Keith Olsen (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS) and are currently mixing the effort for a tentative early May release via Frontiers Records. According to a February 23 Twitter message from the band, three songs out of a total of 14 have ...

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Drummer GINGER FISH Quits MARILYN MANSON

MARILYN MANSON drummer Ginger Fish (real name: Kenneth Robert Wilson) has released the following statement: "After much deliberation and constant reflection of where my life has been and where it could or should be heading, I am regretful to inform the general population, and the fans, that I have decided to step down as a ...

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BEHEMOTH Drummer's AZARATH To Release New EP, Full-Length Album

AZARATH, the Polish extreme metal band featuring BEHEMOTH drummer Zbigniew Robert "Inferno" Prominski, will release its as-yet-untitled fifth album on June 6 via Witching Hour Productions. The CD was recorded in January and February at Hertz Studio (VADER, BEHEMOTH, LOST SOUL) with the Wieslawscy Bros. handling the production, mixing and mastering. The music was composed ...

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