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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Mammoth QUEEN Set Out On DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jeff Scott Soto and his solo band — Howie Simon, Alex Papa and Gary Schutt — performed a set of QUEEN classics at the 2003 Queen Convention in the U.K. The performance, which was captured on video, has now been made available on DVD via Soto's official web site,

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NEVERMORE Enter Indie Album Chart At No. 19

NEVERMORE's latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", has entered Billboard's "Top Independent Albums" chart at No. 19. "Top Independent Albums" are current titles that are sold via independent distribution, including those which are fulfilled via major branch distributors. View the whole chart here. In addition, the album has entered the "Top Heatseekers" chart at ...

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NEVERMORE Conquer European Charts

NEVERMORE's latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", appears poised to become the band's most successful offering to date, according to the European chart rankings released by the band's label, Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart In A Dead World", which was recorded at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO ...

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Enemies Of Reality - NEVERMORE

Both hail from the state that gave us the space needle, an exceptionally high suicide rate and the origins of a threadbare pullover-sporting, poodle rocker-scorning musical movement (grunge) — but Seattle citizens NEVERMORE and QUEENSRŸCHE would not have been mentioned in the same breath a few years back. At a time when Geoff Tate's latter ...

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NEVERMORE: Expect The Unexpected

NEVERMORE singer Warrel Dane recently spoke to Australia's Beat magazine about the group's brand-new album, "Enemies Of Reality". "What I was trying to do with this record was to avoid the concept," he said. "We've done one concept album, and that was 'Dreaming Neon Black'. I have always felt that if we tried to do ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Set Release Date, Title For 'Best Of' Compilation

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have set a September 3 release date for their forthcoming "Best Of " album, titled "Bestbreeder (1997-2000)", to be released exclusively in Japan through Toy's Factory Records. As an added bonus, the album will include the group's cover of BILLY IDOL's "Rebel Yell", recorded during a recent session at keyboardist Janne ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Release 'Best Of' CD In Japan

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM recently entered keyboardist Janne Warman's Beyond Abilities studio to record a bonus track for the forthcoming "Best Of " album, to be released exclusively in Japan through Toy's Factory Records. "The Japanese record label, for the first three [CHILDREN OF BODOM] albums, wanted to come out with a special album due ...

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More Bands Rumored For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DEICIDE, NEVERMORE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, HATE ETERNAL, ENTOMBED and KING DIAMOND have reportedly been tapped to perform at New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The complete lineup ...

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HYPOCRISY To Enter Studio In August

Long-running Swedish metal act HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed producer/PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, will enter the studio on August 1 to begin recording their next album, tentatively titled "The Arrival". "We have no titles yet because we will write while recording, so we have no clue how many songs we will have in the end," Peter ...

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It's Official: AKERCOCKE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

As first reported here on Friday (July 11), Earache Records have now officially confirmed the signing of the U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE to a worldwide multi-album recording contract. The band are currently mixing their new album, "Choronzon", at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for a ...

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EMINENCE Finalize Track Listing For 'Humanology'

EMINENCE, the Brazilian band that features in its ranks former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Humanology", due in November through Switzerland's Timeless Productions. The follow-up to 1999's "Chaotic System" will be recorded during August at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with veteran producer Neil ...

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AKERCOCKE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have inked a deal with Earache Records, according to Live4Metal. The band completed the recordings for their new CD, "Choronzon", in late December and currently mixing the effort at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). "Choronzon", which is being ...

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NEVERMORE To Support TYPE O NEGATIVE In Seattle?

Seattle's NEVERMORE will reportedly be playing a hometown show with TYPE O NEGATIVE at Showbox on Tuesday, August 19. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, NEVERMORE will be playing a hometown CD release party on July 18 at Studio 7 in Seattle, Washington. This is an all-ages show and alcohol will ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH Sign American Deals With CENTURY MEDIA

Following a fierce label bidding war, Finnish melodic thrash titans CHILDREN OF BODOM have officially signed a U.S. deal for their upcoming album "Hate Crew Deathroll" with Century Media Records. The label has also secured North American licensing rights for the "Century Child" album by Finnish neo-classical operatic goth sensations NIGHTWISH. Both albums are scheduled ...

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Producer ANDY SNEAP Offers Update On Latest Projects

Acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) has posted the following update to his official forum: "Finished tracking new EXODUS album Tuesday night [June 24] 1am, flew home [to England] Wednesday which means I'm pretty useless until Monday [June 30], so having a few rare days off, then begin mixing ...

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NEVERMORE To Play Hometown CD Release Party

NEVERMORE will be playing a hometown CD release party on July 18 at Studio 7 in Seattle, Washington. This is an all-ages show and alcohol will be available to those 21 and up. For those not in Washington, you can purchase tickets through www.ticketswest.com for $12.50 ($15 the day of the show). This will be ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Support NEVERMORE In Europe

ARCH ENEMY will support NEVERMORE on a European tour during September/October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE - TBA Sep. 20 – Oslo, NOR - Rockefeller Sep. 21 – Stockholm, SWE - Klubben Sep. 22 – Malmö, SWE - KB Sep. 24 – Hamburg, GER - Markthalle Sep. 25 – Frankfurt, ...

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EXODUS's GARY HOLT: New Album Sounds 'Crushing'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are continuing work on their new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", at Tsunami studios in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD). "All rhythm tracks are done, [bassist] Jack [Gibson]'s laying down the thunder on 'Culling the Herd' right now," guitarist Gary Holt ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: ROCK HARD Photos Posted Online

Several photos taken during CIRCLE II CIRCLE's appearance at this month's Rock Hard Festival have been posted online at this location. The two-day event, which took place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, featured additional performances from such acts as SAXON, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANDLEMASS, NEVERMORE, KREATOR and ANTHRAX, ...

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NEVERMORE: ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Photos Posted Online

NEVERMORE have posted several photos taken during their appearance at last weekend's Rock Hard Festival at this location. The two-day event, which took place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, featured additional performances from such acts as SAXON, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANDLEMASS, KREATOR and ANTHRAX, among others. NEVERMORE's new ...

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