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TARJA TURUNEN Kicks Off North American Tour; Video Available

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen kicked off her North American tour last night (Wednesday, April 29) at The Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza in New York City. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below (thanks to Benniken). Tarja's band for the trek consists of the following musicians Tarja Turunen - Vocals Mike ...

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SEPULTURA: 'Metalheadz' Interview Available For Streaming

An interview with Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA conducted at the inaugural installment of the Hammerfest festival (which was held April 24-25 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, Wales, United Kingdom) is available for streaming on the MySpace page of Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom's "Metalheadz" show. Fan-filmed video footage of SEPULTURA's performance at Hammerfest can be viewed ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ENSIFERUM Confirmed For Finland's ANKKAROCK

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and ENSIFERUM have been confirmed for the Ankkarock festival, set to take place August 1-2, 2009 in Korso, Vantaa, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, August 1, 2009: CAVALERA CONSPIRACY DRAGONFORCE TEHOSEKOITIN HARDCORE SUPERSTAR CMX EGOTRIPPI ENSIFERUM LE CORPS MINCE DE FRANCOISE MAIJA VILKKUMAA SCANDINAVIAN MUSIC GROUP TUOMO Sunday, ...

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FEAR FACTORY Reforms With DINO CAZARES, BURTON C. BELL, GENE HOGLAN

A new version of FEAR FACTORY has been officially launched featuring the band's original members Dino Cazares (guitar) and Burton C. Bell (vocals) alongside bassist Byron Stroud (who played on the last two FEAR FACTORY albums in addition to touring and recording with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and ZIMMERS HOLE) and legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, ...

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SEPULTURA: New Interview To Air On U.K.'s 'Metalheadz'

An interview with Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA conducted at the inaugural installment of the Hammerfest festival (which was held April 24-25 at at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, Wales, United Kingdom) will air on tonight's (Tuesday, April 28) edition of Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom's "Metalheadz" show between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time. To listen to ...

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SEPULTURA And SOULFLY To Share Stage At Germany's DEVILSIDE FESTIVAL

SEPULTURA and SOULFLY (featuring former SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera) will share the stage for the first time ever at the Devilside Festival on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Landschaftspark in Duisburg-Nord, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MOTÖRHEAD SOULFLY BLOODHOUND GANG MISFITS SEPULTURA MILLENCOLIN ANTHRAX SODOM DISCO ENSEMBLE ALL SHALL PERISH FIVE ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist's INPSYCHOBLEEDIA Schedules Live Debut

SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY guitarist Marc Rizzo will debut his new solo project, INPSYCHOBLEEDIA, this Saturday, May 2, at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts as direct support to GOJIRA. Three INPSYCHOBLEEDIA songs have already been recorded — "Blind Lead The Blind", "Silent Til Disturbed" and "Tortured Mind" — and are available for streaming on the project's

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ACHERON: 'Final Conflict' CD-Release Party Announced

Columbus, Ohio-based death/black metallers ACHERON will perform at a release party for their new album, "The Final Conflict: Last Days of God", on May 16 at The Billiard Club (911 E. Dublin Granville Rd.) in the band's hometown. Also scheduled to appear are SOULLESS, ESTUARY and SCUMLOT. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. "The Final ...

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SOULS OF WE Schedules Live Debut

The collective foursome known as SOULS OF WE — featuring legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and charismatic frontman London Legrand (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) — will make its live debut on Saturday, May 23 at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. For this special show, the band will perform its "Let The Truth Be ...

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INCITE Preparing To Record Debut Album

INCITE, the Phoenix, Arizona-based band fronted by SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson Richie Cavalera, has issued the following update: "The date is set for us to hit the studio to record our debut album!!!!! We will be heading to California to record with Logan Mader (GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). It should be fucking ...

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NATRON Signs With METAL AGE PRODUCTIONS

Italian death metallers NATRON have inked a two-album deal with Slovakia's Metal Age Productions. The band says, "We think Metal Age will be the proper support for NATRON 'cos it's growing, motivated and one of the most active independent labels in the underground world scene. The group continues, "After ending the deal with Holy Records ...

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THROWDOWN To Enter Studio This Week

Orange County, California's hardcore/metal act THROWDOWN will enter the studio this Wednesday, April 22 to begin recording its new album, "Deathless", for a late 2009 release via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records) Commented THROWDOWN frontman Dave Peters: "We're pretty stoked, to say the least. We hope you're ready for these songs. Barring anything catastrophic occurring, ...

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New GOTTHARD Song To Be Featured In MAX SCHMELING Movie

Swiss hard rock veterans GOTTHARD will contribute a brand new song to the soundtrack of the upcoming film about the spectacular life of German boxing legend Max Schmeling. The movie will be directed by Uwe Boll ("Postal", "Swords Of The King") and will be in theaters in April 2010. German boxing star Henry Maske will ...

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SOUTHBORN Confirmed For Italy's STONED HAND OF DOOM Festival

SOUTHBORN, the 70's-inspired Italian heavy rock project featuring members of the death metal bands NATRON and CRUENTUS, has been confirmed for Stoned Hand Of Doom, the biggest Italian event in the stoner/psych/doom rock genre, to be held May 10-16 in Rome. SOUTHBORN will open the first show as the support act for DOOMRAISER (Italy) and ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist To Guest On 'Metal Crypt'

SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY guitarist Marc Rizzo will be interviewed live on the "Metal Crypt" show on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m. EST. You can listen to the program via the Internet at this location. SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) was forced to miss the final show of the band's European tour on ...

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Original FEAR FACTORY Members Reunite

A brand new project has been formed featuring original FEAR FACTORY members Dino Cazares (guitar) and Burton C. Bell (vocals). The band, which is rumored to also include bassist Byron Stroud (who played on the last two FEAR FACTORY albums in addition to touring and recording with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and ZIMMERS HOLE) and legendary ...

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ROCKLAHOMA Goes Global; BAI BANG, REBEL STATE, MAD MAX, ANJ Confirmed

Rocklahoma, the premier Eighties music festival continues to go global, as international members of the band community will be performing. Rocklahoma features attendance from all over the world, selling tickets throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America and now for the first time, bands coming from all over the world. In addition to the ...

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HEARSE: New Album To Include Bonus DVD

HEARSE, the Swedish "death 'n' roll" band featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, will release its fifth album, "Single Ticket To Paradise", on June 15 via Vic Records. Thornell says, "it'll be, as I see it, a good value for the money release with a bonus live DVD filmed ...

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NARNIA, MAD MAX, FORSAKEN Confirmed For Holland's BRAINSTORM FESTIVAL

NARNIA, MAD MAX and FORSAKEN are among the first confirmed bands for the second edition of the Brainstorm Festival, set to take place November 13-14, 2009 at club Gigant in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. NARNIA (Sweden) MAD MAX (Germany) FORSAKEN (Malta) DEUTERONOMIUM (Finland) HARMONY (Sweden) IN VAIN (Norway) DARKWATER (Sweden) Five more bands will be announced ...

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SEPULTURA Frontman Interviewed In Munich; Video Available

Germany's Hurricane Rock radio station conducted an interview with vocalist Derrick Green of Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA on February 20, 2009 in Munich. Watch the chat in two parts below. "A-Lex"SEPULTURA's first LP to be recorded without either of the founding Cavalera brothers (Max and Igor; on guitar/vocals and drums, respectively) — is available ...

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DIVINE HERESY: Arizona Shows Postponed

DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based metal group led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, has been forced to pospone the first two dates (March 31 in Tucsco, Arizona and April 1 in Tempe, Arizona) of its previously announced West Coast mini-tour. "The band are currently trying to finish up their new album and have ...

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SEPULTURA In Argentina: Pro-Shot Footage Available

Professionally filmed video footage of Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA performing the song "Inner Self" on Saturday, March 28 at Velez Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of this year's Quilmes Rock Festival with IRON MAIDEN, LAUREN HARRIS, O'CONNOR and HORCAS can be viewed below. "A-Lex"SEPULTURA's first LP to be recorded without either of ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: Touring Band Revealed

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's band for her upcoming tour will consist of the following musicians Tarja Turunen - Vocals Mike Terrana (MASTERPLAN, SAVAGE CIRCUS, ex-RAGE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - Drums Maria Ilmoniemi - Keyboards Oliver Holzwarth (BLIND GUARDIAN, ex-SIEGES EVEN) - Bass Alex Scholpp (ex-FARMER BOYS) - Guitar Max Lilja (HEVEIN, ex-APOCALYPTICA) - Cello The ...

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