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PEGAZUS Forced To Postpone Tour

Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, Australian metallers PEGAZUS have been forced to postpone their previously announced "In Metal We Trust" tour until later in the year. Commented guitarist and founding member Johnny Stoj: "Recently, we were hit with some unexpected situations which were unfortunately out of our hands. "We feel very disappointed that ...

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HYSTERICA Planning 'Special Concept' For Next Album

Swedish MANOWAR-inspired all-female metal band HYSTERICA, which recently completed a short run of dates in Russia with FRANTIC AMBER, is working on a new album titled "The Art Of Metal". According to a press release, HYSTERICA is planning "something different and unique" for the upcoming CD by "unit[ing] the music with another form of art. ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist Joins HADES On Stage In New Jersey

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman joined reunited '80s/'90s metallers HADES on stage last night (Saturday, March 26) at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey to perform one song off MANOWAR's classic debut album, 1982's "Battle Hymns". HADES lineup for this concert was the same as the one that performed at the Bang Your Head!!! ...

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MANOWAR Bassist's 11-Minute Basel Speech (Video)

Video footage of the 11-minute speech MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio gave from the stage during the band's March 25, 2011 concert at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland can be viewed below. According to a posting on MANOWAR's official web site, the band is scheduled to return to the studio in April, presumably to resume work ...

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MANOWAR: Setlist From Second Cleveland Show Revealed

Last night (Saturday, March 12) marked the second of two shows MANOWAR played at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Manowar 02. Death Tone 03. Metal Daze 04. Fast Taker 05. Shell Shock 06. Dark Avenger 07. Battle Hymn 08. Sun Of Death 09. Brothers Of Metal 10. Kill ...

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MANOWAR Blows Power At Cleveland's Agora

During their soundcheck on Friday afternoon (March 11) for their first of two shows at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio, MANOWAR blew the power system on the entire city block where the venue is located. The power company still had not restored power as of last night and the venue was only operating with partial ...

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MANOWAR To Return To The Studio In April

According to a posting on MANOWAR's official web site, the band is scheduled to return to the studio in April, presumably to resume work on its long-awaited new album, "Hammer Of The Gods". MANOWAR bassist and producer Joey DeMaio previously stated about the status of the songwriting and recording sessions for "Hammer Of The Gods", ...

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PEGAZUS: 'Haunting Me' Video Released

"Haunting Me", the new video from Australian metallers PEGAZUS, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed on location in Melbourne, Australia and directed by Aaron McLoughlin and Judd Hyland. Commented PEGAZUS founding member and guitarist Johnny Stoj: "The 'Haunting Me' video shoot was personally my best experience ever with making a music video. "It ...

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MANOWAR Bassist To Speak At Western New York College

According to Observer, the music business department of SUNY Fredonia — a four-year comprehensive, public, liberal arts college in Western New York, known for academic programs in the performing arts, education, the natural and social sciences — will welcome Dr. Joey DeMaio, founding member, bassist of the internationally renowned rock and heavy metal ...

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HADES Interviewed On 'Mars Attacks' Podcast

The HADES guitar tandem of Dan Lorenzo and Scott LePage was interviewed by host Victor M. Ruiz for the latest episode of the "Mars Attacks" podcast. The first half of the episode contains an interview with Scott in which he touches on his new band THE FREEZE TAG ASSASSINS; his blues playing; and the HADES ...

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PEGAZUS: Fifth New Audio Sample Released

An audio sample of the new song "Death Or Glory" from Australian metallers PEGAZUS is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's first studio album in nine years, "In Metal We Trust", which will be released on April 15 through Black Leather Records (with distribution from ...

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PEGAZUS Films 'Haunting Me' Video

Australian metallers PEGAZUS recently filmed a video for the song "Haunting Me". The track comes off the band's first studio album in nine years, "In Metal We Trust", which will be released on April 15 through Black Leather Records (with distribution from Twilight Vertrieb). According to a press release, the CD contains "11 brand new ...

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PEGAZUS: Fourth New Audio Sample Released

An audio sample of the new song "Old Skool Metal Dayz" from Australian metallers PEGAZUS is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's first studio album in nine years, "In Metal We Trust", which will be released on April 15 through Black Leather Records (with distribution ...

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HOLYHELL Taps Drummer JOHN MACALUSO For Upcoming Shows

Female-fronted metallers HOLYHELL have recruited drummer John Macaluso (JAMES LABRIE, FOOL'S GAME, ARK, TNT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) for all of their upcoming shows. Drummer Kenny Earl Edwards (a.k.a. Rhino; MANOWAR, HOLYHELL, ANGELS OF BABYLON) announced his departure from HOLYHELL last month. HOLYHELL's debut album was released in 2009 via MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label. Already prominent ...

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WIZARD: New Song Available For Streaming

German true metal squad WIZARD will release its ninth studio album, "...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes", on March 25 on CD and limited-edition vinyl via Massacre Records. The concept effort, based on the story written by the famous German fantasy writer André Wiesler, was recorded by Volker Leson at the Magic Hall Studio in Bocholt, and ...

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HADES: 'Re-United And Re-Ignited' DVD Available

Reunited '80s/'90s metallers HADES will release their second DVD, entitled "Re-United And Re-Ignited", featuring footage of the band's April 2010 reunion concert in Clifton, New Jersey. Produced by Jay Bones for Viking Digital, the DVD features the entire set by HADES from that evening. The setlist is primarily made up of songs off the band's ...

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WIZARD To Release New Album In March

German true metal squad WIZARD will release its ninth studio album, "...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes", on March 25 on CD and limited-edition vinyl via Massacre Records. The concept effort, based on the story written by the famous German fantasy writer André Wiesler, was recorded by Volker Leson at the Magic Hall Studio in Bocholt, and ...

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HADES To Be Interviewed On WSOU

Guitarist Dan Lorenzo of reunited '80s/'90s metallers HADES will take part in a live in-studio interview on Wednesday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m. EST on 89.5 FM WSOU Seton Hall's Pirate Radio with DJ Omar Ahmad. Joining Dan in the studio will be former NON-FICTION bassist Kevin Bolembach, who will perform with HADES at the ...

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PEGAZUS: Another New Song Sample Posted Online

An audio sample of the new song "Road Warrior" from Australian metallers PEGAZUS is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's first studio album in nine years, "In Metal We Trust", which will be released on April 15 through Black Leather Records (with distribution from Twilight ...

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Drummer RHINO Quits HOLYHELL

Drummer Kenny Earl Edwards (a.k.a. Rhino; MANOWAR, HOLYHELL, ANGELS OF BABYLON) has released the following statement: "I am writing to tell you that I have left my position with HOLYHELL. "I cannot express my gratitude for all the love and respect I received from my wonderful friends in the band. They have always been like ...

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