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MOTH EATER Signs With GIDDY UP! RECORDS

MOTH EATER, the Beers Village, New York-based doom/metal band featuring guitarist John Conley of SCAR CULTURE, Dave Ardolina and Steve "Buckshot" Seabury of DIRTY RIG, and vocalist John Alaia, has signed a deal with start-up metal label Giddy Up! Records. The group's debut mini-record titled "The Thunder God Of Monster Island" was produced, recorded and ...

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GOAT THE HEAD Signs With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Norwegian death metallers GOAT THE HEAD have inked a deal with Aftermath Music. The band's second full-length album, "Doppelgängers", will be released on September 13 on both CD and vinyl. The record was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (HALFORD, BEHEMOTH, KATAKLYSM, THE HAUNTED) at his Antfarm Studio in Århus , Denmark and it "boasts ...

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AXENSTAR Signs With ICEWARRIOR/ROCK IT UP

Swedish melodic power metal band AXENSTAR will release its fifth studio album, "Aftermath", around Christmas via IceWarrior Records/Rock It Up Records. The limited first edition of the CD will include one bonus track and a video clip. A video for the song "Tears Of The Sun", which will appear on "Aftermath", can be viewed below. ...

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FLESH MADE SIN Begins Recording New Album

After several months of writing and pre-production, Dutch black/death thrashers FLESH MADE SIN have entered Aftermath Studios in Kaatsheuvel, Holland with producer Marco Stubbe to begin recording their new album for a late 2010 release. According to a press release, FLESH MADE SIN "will continue and further evolve their epic darkness invoked by its predecessor, ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK's Volcano Blues

TESTAMENT and ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO guitarist Alex Skolnick has issued the following update: "Question: What happens when you combine the Icelandic volcano with a European jazz tour and a heavy metal festival in the Philippines? "Answer: A guitarist who has circumnavigated the globe. "In a matter of days, I have flown from New York to ...

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KIUAS: 'Of Lust' Video Released

"Of Lust, Love and Human Nature", the new video from Finnish power metallers KIUAS, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Markus Nieminen of Routafilmi. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Lustdriven", which entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 8. Released on March 31 via ...

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KIUAS: Second Part Of 'Lustdriven' Teaser Posted Online

The second part of a new video teaser for "Lustdriven", the fourth album from Finnish power metallers KIUAS, can be viewed below. Due on March 31 via Spinefarm Records, the CD was produced at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki by Janne Joutsenniemi, who previously worked with the band on the pre-production of their last album, ...

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SOILWORK To Tour North America With DEATH ANGEL, AUGURY, MUTINY WITHIN, SWASHBUCKLE

Godfathers of Swedish modern metal SOILWORK will embark on a North American headlining tour this summer with San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL. Joining them will be Quebec's tech-death masters AUGURY, Roadrunner Records recording artists MUTINY WITHIN, and pirate-themed thrashers SWASHBUCKLE. Commented SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid: "We are stoked to tour with ...

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KIUAS: Another New Song Posted Online

"The Visionary", a brand new song from Finnish power metallers KIUAS, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off KIUAS's fourth album, "Lustdriven", which is scheduled for release on March 31 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki by Janne Joutsenniemi, who ...

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HORSE THE BAND To Release Photo Book/Six-DVD Set

Southern California's HORSE THE BAND has announced plans to release a photo book/six-DVD set featuring 15 hours of high-definition footage taken from 120 hours of raw material the group amassed during its 2008 45-country, three-month round-the-world tour. The band states, "Think of this not as a DVD or movie, but more like a novel in ...

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KIUAS: 'Lustdriven' Teaser Posted Online

A nine-minute video teaser for "Lustdriven", the fourth album from Finnish power metallers KIUAS, can be viewed below. Due on March 31 via Spinefarm Records, the CD was produced at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki by Janne Joutsenniemi, who previously worked with the band on the pre-production of their last album, "The New Dark Age". ...

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KIUAS: New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish power metallers KIUAS will release their fourth album, "Lustdriven", on March 31 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki by Janne Joutsenniemi, who previously worked with the band on the pre-production of their last album, "The New Dark Age". Mikko Karmila mixed the CD at Finnvox studios while ...

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GIRLSCHOOL's 'Emergency' Provides A Livewire To Haiti

Cornish youth music charity Livewire is releasing a cover of GIRLSCHOOL's 1980s hit single "Emergency" in order to raise much needed funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. The idea to raise money for those suffering the aftermath of the earthquake came solely from Livewire's young people who are aged between 10 and 20 ...

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KIUAS: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish power metallers KIUAS will release their fourth album, "Lustdriven", on March 31 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki by Janne Joutsenniemi, who previously worked with the band on the pre-production of their last album, "The New Dark Age". Mikko Karmila mixed the CD at Finnvox studios while ...

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HORSE THE BAND: 'We Flooded It' DVD Now Available

Southern California's HORSE THE BAND presents "We Flooded It, and There's Yoghurt Everywhere aka 48 Hours in Ukraine", its new feature-length film chronicling the band's now-infamous stay in Ukraine in the midst of "Earth Tour 2008". The DVD is available exclusively at Hot Topic stores nationwide and online through HORSE THE BAND's webstore. ...

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MEDEIA: 'Antichristmas' Video Released

Finnish "alternative death metal" act MEDEIA has released the video (see below) for its new holiday single, "Antichristmas". A free MP3 or .WAV download is also available from the band's web site.. MEDEIA's second full-length album, "Cult", was released in September 2008 through Fullsteam Records. The CD, consisting of eleven "gloomy, hard-hitting yet ...

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MEDEIA: 'The Unseen' Video Released

"The Unseen", the new video from the Finnish "alternative death metal" act MEDEIA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second full-length album, "Cult", which was released in September 2008 through Fullsteam Records. The CD, consisting of eleven "gloomy, hard-hitting yet still melodic attacks of alternative death metal," was made available in ...

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TARJA TURUNEN's Husband Files Lawsuit Over NIGHTWISH Book

Marcelo Cabuli, the husband of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, and his business partners have filed a lawsuit against the parties behind the NIGHTWISH book "Once Upon a Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006" for slander. Named in the lawsuit were the publishing house Like Kustannus Oy, its CEO Päivi Isosaari and the author of the ...

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AUTUMN HOUR's 'Dethroned' To Be Released In Europe With Three Bonus Tracks

AUTUMN HOUR, the band featuring vocalist Alan Tecchio (HADES, WATCHTOWER, NON-FICTION, SEVEN WITCHES), drummer Dave Lescinsky (HADES), bassist Clint Arent (PAINMUSEUM, SEVEN WITCHES), and guitarist Justin Jurman, will release its debut album, "Dethroned", in Europe on January 22, 2010 via Cyclone Empire Records. The CD will be remastered and will be made available as a ...

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