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DESTINY: Video 'Trailer' Posted Online

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have posted a video "trailer" featuring "some cool animations" as well as a medley of the songs "Holy Man", "Sabotage" and "Future Of The Past" with footage from the release party at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden earlier this year. Check it out here. DESTINY released their latest ...

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DRAGONLAND Set Title, Track Listing For New Album

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have set "Starfall" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. The recording of the follow-up to 2002's "Holy War" will take place at Tom Englund's (EVERGREY) Division One Studios in Sweden beginning on June 1. Englund will handle the production ...

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IAN ASTBURY Has No Future Plans With THE CULT

Former THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury recently spoke to Live Daily about his work with THE DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY and his upcoming solo album. Asked if he has any future plans with THE CULT, Astbury said, "At the moment, no. We revisited THE CULT after a four-year hiatus, we released an album, and ...

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Prophecy - SOULFLY

The metal world was shocked last year when SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera effectively fired his entire band, but then again, SOULFLY had never been what one could call a stable entity. Unlike Cavalera's previous band, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY has been squarely his sole vision, with any other musicians seeming more or less like hired hands. This ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: DVD Details Revealed

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have set a tentative June 14 German release date for their upcoming live DVD, "Imaginations Through The Looking Glass". The disc, which was recorded primarily at the Blind Guardian Open Air festival in Coburg, Germany last June, will come with a bonus DVD, featuring interview and behind-the-scenes footage as well ...

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IN AETERNUM To Release New Mini-CD As A Limited-Edition Digipack

Swedish death/black metallers IN AETERNUM will release their new mini-CD, "No Salvation", in a limited edition of 1,000 copies as a digipack CD. The group, whose last CD, "Nuclear Armageddon", came out a year ago, entered Abyss studio in December to record four new tracks, including "Beasts of the Pentagram", "No Salvation" and "Poison the ...

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DIO To Release 'Sacred Heart' On DVD Through RHINO HOME VIDEO

DIO will release "Sacred Heart", a live performance from the sold-out Philadelphia Spectrum on DVD format Tuesday, March 23, 2004 through Rhino Home Video. The performance, first released on VHS, features 60 minutes of DIO classics in all their live glory with Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell. Track ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer Ties The Knot!

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has posted the following message at StoneSourBoard.com: "On March 11th, 2004, [longtime girlfriend/fiancée] Scarlett and I became Mr. & Mrs. Corey Taylor in a small ceremony @ the Botanical center in Des Moines, Iowa. The wedding was small, attended by family, both bands and a few friends. The reception was ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Batch Of 'Official Bootlegs' Now Available

Ytsejam Records is now accepting pre-orders for the second installment of the DREAM THEATER "official bootlegs", which include: "When Day and Dream Unite Demos 1987-1989" (Demo Series), "Tokyo, Japan 10/28/95" (Live Series), and "Master of Puppets" (Covers Series). Pre-orders are expected to begin shipping the week of March 22. Orders will ship in the order ...

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DEATH & TAXES To Enter Studio Later This Month

DEATH & TAXES, the Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet featuring former members of HOLY SOLDIER and XYZ, will be in the studio starting in late March through early April finishing up their debut CD, titled "Waste of a Perfectly Good CD". Additional recording and the mixdown will take place at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New ...

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CANDIRIA Drummer Talks About Upcoming CD

CANDIRIA have posted a sound clip of the new song "The Nameless King" at their official web site. Check it out here. "The Nameless King" comes off the group's upcoming album, "What Doesn't Kill You", due in June through Type A Records. CANDIRIA drummer Kenneth Schalk recently posted the following message on the ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To Begin Mixing New MEGADETH Album In March/April

Dave Mustaine is scheduled to begin mixing the new MEGADETH album "somewhere around the middle of March/beginning of April," the guitarist/vocalist revealed in an online posting. "The time factor is based on [producer/mixer] Jeff Balding [JEWEL, TRISHA YEARWOOD, LONESTAR, SHANIA TWAIN] squeezing this session into his previously booked schedule. This worked out great for me ...

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DRAGONLAND Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have signed a multi-album worldwide deal with Century Media Records. "We are really happy to have found a new home with Century Media Records," stated DRAGONLAND lead guitarist/founder Nicklas Magnusson. Formed in 1999, DRAGONLAND have released two albums via the Greek label Black Lotus Records ("The Battle Of ...

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RHAPSODY: 'Best Of' Collection On The Way

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY will have a "best of" CD released via their former label, Limb Music. Titled "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga", the compilation comprises selected songs from all of their releases beginning with 1997's "Legendary Tales" and ending with 2002's "Power Of The Dragonflame". "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga" (view ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Tour Report Posted Online

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "Aussie, aussie, aussie! OI, OI, OI!!! "The Big Day Out in Melbourne had the biggest turn-out on record. The grounds were teaming with people, like army ants en masse. It was really something to see. We went ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL 2004: Complete Schedule Released

The organizers of the annual Inferno Festival have released the complete schedule for this year's festivities, which are set to be held April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The details are as follows: Thursday, April 8: Venue: Rockefeller 18.15 ROTTING CHRIST 19.45 KHOLD 21.15 KONKHRA 23.00 GORGOROTH 01.00 MY ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL 2004: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup for this year's Inferno Festival — set to be held April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway — has been announced. It is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORYM AETURNUS ÁSMEGIN DECAPITATED DEFILED DIMENSION F3H DISIPLIN ENSLAVED FORGERY GORGOROTH HELHEIM HOLY MOSES KHOLD KONKHRA MANES MANIFEST MAYHEM ...

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ATTACKER Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

Reunited New Jersey metal legends ATTACKER have been confirmed for this year's Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The complete list of bands scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: MANILLA ROAD HALLOWEEN BLITZKRIEG CLOVEN HOOF ATTACKER WIZARD ELIXIR MAJESTY DARK QUARTERER ...

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SOULGRIND To Enter Studio In May

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will enter the studio on May 28 to begin recording their new album, "Omnino Veritas", tentatively due in early November through France's Holy Records. A limited-edition version (2,000 copies) of the new album will include an extra CD featuring the following: ...

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SOULFLY Name New Album, Finalize Track Listing

SOULFLY have set "Prophecy" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the spring through Roadrunner Records. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Prophecy 02. Living Sacrifice 03. Execution Style 04. Defeat U 05. Mars 06. I Believe 07. Moses 08. Born Again Anarchist 09. Porrada 10. ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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WIZARD Replace PARADOX At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

German metallers WIZARD have replaced PARADOX on the bill for the Keep It True II festival, which is set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. In addition, Italian epic metallers BATTLE RAM have been added to the warm-up show, "The Dawn Of Battle", which will be held at Alibi ...

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EDGUY: New EP Details Revealed

German melodic metallers EDGUY have announced the details of their upcoming EP, "King Of Fools", due on February 2, 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The complete track listing for "King Of Fools" is as follows: 01. King Of Fools (3:30) 02. New Age Messiah (5:58) 03. The Savage Union (4:14) 04. Holy Water (4:13) 05. ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Record Enough Music For Two New Albums

Mark Gorman from the VIRGIN STEELE Home Office has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "VIRGIN STEELE are back in the studio completing the final recordings and mixes on [vocalist] David DeFeis' 'Barbaric-Romantic Movie Of The Mind' ..... the 'Lilith' soundtrack. All is going quite well, and apparently there is enough ...

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