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MACHINE HEAD: Entire 'Locust' Song Available For Streaming

MACHINE HEAD's brand new track "Locust" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below (courtesy of Roadrunner Records). [Note: This version of the song was mixed by Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, VILE, CATTLE DECAPITATION). The final mix will be handled by longtime MACHINE HEAD producer Colin Richardson (BULLET FOR ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Locust' Audio Sample Available

A 30-second audio sample of the new MACHINE HEAD track "Locust" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. [Note: This version of the song was mixed by Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, VILE, CATTLE DECAPITATION). The final mix will be handled by longtime MACHINE HEAD producer Colin Richardson (BULLET ...

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PAGAN'S MIND's 'Heavenly Ecstasy' Lands On Norwegian Chart

"Heavenly Ecstasy", the sixth album from the Norwegian melodic metal band PAGAN'S MIND, entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 10 (international artists) and No. 2 (Norwegian artists). "Heavenly Ecstasy" was released on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Release 'Locust' Single

Normally, one would be wise to avoid a plague of locusts. Prophets even warn about locusts in The Bible. However, in the summer of 2011, metal fans and headbangers are going to happily succumb to a "Locust" in the form of a brand new track from Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD. The band, which ...

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FLESHMADESIN Completes Work On New Album

Despite the fact their frontman Twan van Geel recently joined the ranks of LEGION OF THE DAMNED as that band's new guitar player, Dutch black/death thrashers FLESHMADESIN have every intention of carrying on. FLESHMADESIN recently completed work on its third album, "'Delirigion", which is described in a press release as the band's "most demonic and, ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Norwegian melodic power metallers PAGAN'S MIND will release their sixth album, "Heavenly Ecstasy", on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007's "God's Equation" was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: 'Heavenly Ecstasy' Details Revealed

Norwegian melodic power metallers PAGAN'S MIND will release their sixth album, "Heavenly Ecstasy", on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007's "God's Equation" was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, ...

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TARJA TURUNEN's Husband Pursuing Defamation Case Over NIGHTWISH Book

Marcelo Cabuli, the husband of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, and his business partners are demanding 50,000 euros (approximately $72,500) in defamation damages from the parties behind the NIGHTWISH book "Once Upon a Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006". Named in the lawsuit were the publishing house Like Kustannus Oy and the author of the book, ...

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DJEVEL Signs With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Norwegian black metallers DJEVEL (Norwegian word for "devil") have inked a deal with Aftermath Music. The band's debut album, "Dødssanger", will be recorded later this month for a spring/summer release on both CD and vinyl. The cover artwork will be created by DJEVEL's T. Ciekals and Truls Espedal, who has previously worked with ENSLAVED. DJEVEL ...

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NECROCURSE Signs With AFTERMATH MUSIC

NECROCURSE, the old-school Swedish death metal band featuring Hellbutcher (NIFELHEIM) on vocals and Nicklas Rudolfsson (RUNEMAGICK) on drums, has inked a deal with Aftermath Music. The group's limited-edition debut EP (only 500 copies will be pressed), "Chaos Carnage Cataclysm", will be released exclusively on vinyl. A track from the EP, "Shape Of Putrid Abomination", is ...

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DUNCAN PATTERSON's ALTERNATIVE 4 Signs With AVANTGARDE MUSIC

Duncan Patterson has been an integral part of the independent music scene since 1991, still today known and recognized as the original mastermind behind ANATHEMA's early success and in particular as the driving composer behind the "Eternity" and "Alternative 4" albums. With his songwriting he contributed in defining the doom metal sound first, and then ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Interviewed On 'Wytching Hour' (Audio)

WYKKED WYTCH vocalist Ipek conducted an interview with Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, ARSON ANTHEM, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) on the January 27, 2011 edition of "Wytching Hour" show on Metal Messiah Radio between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) EST. You can listen to the program using the audio player below. ARSON ANTHEM's full-length debut, "Insecurity Notoriety", ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's ARSON ANTHEM: Footage Of First Show In More Than Three Years Posted Online

ARSON ANTHEM — the project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) on guitar, Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo (PONYKILLER) on bass — played its first show in more than three years this past Tuesday, January 25 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, South ...

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AXENSTAR: 'Aftermath' Video Released

"Aftermath", the new video from the Swedish melodic power metal band AXENSTAR, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's fifth studio album, "Aftermath", which will be released on January 7 via IceWarrior Records/Rock It Up Records. The cover artwork (see below) was created by Felipe Machado Franco, who has previously worked with ...

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AXENSTAR: Trailer For 'Aftermath' Video

Swedish melodic power metal band AXENSTAR will release its fifth studio album, "Aftermath", on January 7 via IceWarrior Records/Rock It Up Records. The cover artwork (see below) was created by Felipe Machado Franco, who has previously worked with RHAPSODY, AXEL RUDI PELL, BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, BLAZE BAYLEY and ICED EARTH. A teaser for AXENSTAR's ...

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Former MANOWAR Drummer RHINO Quits BLACK REIGN

Due to "personal and private issues," former MANOWAR drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl has left BLACK REIGN, the band featuring vocalist Wade Black (LEATHERWOLF, CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK, LEASH LAW, TIWANAKU) and bassist Rich Marks. Commented Renstrom: "Albeit short lived, its unfortunate that Rhino has had to leave. Call it what ...

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MEDEIA: 'We All Fail' Video Released

"We All Fail", the new video from the Finnish "alternative death metal" act MEDEIA, can be viewed below. The song is the opening track from the band's upcoming third album, "Abandon All", which will be released in April 2011 via Fullsteam Records. MEDEIA's second full-length album, "Cult", was released in September 2008 through Fullsteam Records. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's ARSON ANTHEM Announces Headlining Tour Dates

ARSON ANTHEM — the project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) on guitar, Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo (PONYKILLER) on bass — will embark on a short headlining tour of the Southern U.S. at the end of January 2011. Joining ARSON ANTHEM ...

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Official NIGHTWISH Biography Finally Available In German

The German-language edition of "Once Upon A Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006", by Mape Ollila, has finally been made available for the first time. A limited-edition version of the book comes with the platinum-certified "From Wishes To Eternity" DVD (see images below), which can be personalized (either to yourself or to someone else, especially if ...

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