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ARCH/MATHEOS Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XV Festival

ARCH/MATHEOS the new progressive rock band featuring FATES WARNING/OSI guitarist Jim Matheos and former FATES WARNING singer John Arch has been confirmed for the Keep It True XV festival, set to take place April 27-28, 2012 ay Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Knigshofen, Germany. The group's setlist will include early FATES WARNING material performed live for the first ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Single Cuts' Pushed Back To October

For technical reasons, the release date of "Single Cuts" the new box set containing JUDAS PRIEST's complete U.K. CBS/Columbia singles has been pushed back to October 10 from the previously announced August 25. The band states, "We really appreciate your support, and so to say thanks for your patience, we've added a free magnet set ...

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All Guts, No Glory - EXHUMED

Those blood-thirsty, gore-worshiping carnivores known as EXHUMED are back with their first batch of new material since 2003's "Anatomy Is Destiny" and the folks at PETA couldn't be more upset. Since re-emerging from the depths for "All Guts, No Glory", band lifer Matt Harvey has set to tape some of the catchiest, grind-laden, old-school death ...

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MARDUK: Video Interview With MORGAN HKANSSON

UglyScene.com conducted an interview with guitarist and primary songwriter Morgan Steinmeyer Hkansson of Swedish black metallers MARDUK on June 2, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. MARDUK kicked off its "7 Bowls Of Wrath" North American tour in late May with a headlining appearance at the Maryland Deathfest. From there, ...

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EXODUS, DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK CRUISE

EXODUS and DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed to appear on the Sweden Rock Cruise. The ship Tallink Silja Galaxy will departs from Stockholm, Sweden on October 6 and make a round trip to Turku, Finland to return to Stockholm 23 hours later. Also scheduled to appear are Canadian bands ANVIL and HELIX, with two more ...

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ANVIL: How We Wrote 'Juggernaut Of Justice'

Video footage of Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL talking about the writing process for, and performing, the title track of their new album, "Juggernaut Of Justice"", for the visitors of the Guardian.co.uk" web site can be viewed below. "Juggernaut Of Justice" was released in Europe on June 20 (three days earlier in Germany) via SPV/Steamhammer. ...

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ANVIL: New Video Interview With ROBB REINER

Diskant.dk conducted an interview with drummer Robb Reiner of Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL when the band performed at this year's edition of Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 18, 2011. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is performance footage from the event. ANVIL's new album, "Juggernaut Of Justice", ...

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Brooklyn's NATUR Signs With EARACHE RECORDS

Earache Records has announced the signing of Brooklyn's heavy metal warriors NATUR to a worldwide recording deal. Formed in 2008, NATUR channels the old-school, high-energy sound reminiscent of legendary artists JUDAS PRIEST, MERCYFUL FATE, and MOTRHEAD with New York intensity. The band has already achieved cult status among Brooklyn's developing metal scene, joining prominent acts ...

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WARBRINGER: 'Worlds Torn Asunder' Artwork Unveiled

From years of relentless touring, Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER have become known as one of the hardest-working bands in metal, as well as a ferocious live act and they bring all of that raw aggression into the creation of their third album, "Worlds Torn Asunder", scheduled for a September 27 release via Century Media Records. ...

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EXHUMED: 'All Guts, No Glory' First-Week Sales Revealed

"All Guts, No Glory", the new album from "gore-metal" originators EXHUMED, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD debuted at No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never ...

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LOCK UP: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Necropolis Transparent", the new album from the extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP, is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music. Due in North America on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded in November-December 2010 at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and was mixed in January. "Necropolis ...

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EXHUMED: New Video Interview Posted Online

MetalChroniques.fr conducted an interview with "gore-metal" originators EXHUMED at this year's Hellfest, which was held at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. EXHUMED' latest album, "All Guts, No Glory", was released on July 5 via Relapse Records. The follow-up to ...

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LOCK UP: Second 'Necropolis Transparent' Trailer Available

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP will release its new album, "Necropolis Transparent", on July 1 in Europe and July 12 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in November-December 2010 at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and was mixed in January. A new three-minute trailer for "Necropolis Transparent" can be ...

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Juggernaut of Justice - ANVIL

Yes, I liked the movie too. I felt for the guys in ANVIL and rooted for them. None of that changes the fact that outside of a few albums, most notably 1983's "Metal on Metal", much of what the Canadian metallers have released over the years has been mediocre at best. That's part of the ...

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ANVIL: Quality Footage From Denmark's COPENHELL

Quality fan-filmed video footage of ANVIL's June 18, 2011 performance at this year's edition of Copenhell the first big, outdoor metal festival in Denmark in Copenhagen can be viewed below. ANVIL's new album, "Juggernaut Of Justice", was released in Europe on June 20 (three days earlier in Germany) via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort was made available ...

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WARBRINGER: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER have completed work on their third album, "Worlds Torn Asunder", for a September release via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) and marks the recording debut of the band's new drummer, Carlos Cruz (HEXEN), who has "had a lot ...

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ANVIL CHORUS Begins Recording New Album

Influential '80s progressive NWOSFHM (New Wave of San Francisco Heavy Metal) band ANVIL CHORUS has entered F8 Studios in San Francisco, California with engineer Nate Harlow to begin laying down drum tracks for its new album. The as-yet-untitled CD, which is being produced by guitarist Thaen Rasmussen and vocalist/ bassist Aaron Zimpel, follows the Rockadrome ...

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MARDUK: New Video Interview With MORGAN HKANSSON

Buick McKane of MetalUnderground.com conducted an interview with guitarist and primary songwriter Morgan Steinmeyer Hkansson of Swedish black metallers MARDUK at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on May 28. You can now watch the chat below. MARDUK kicked off its "7 Bowls Of Wrath" North American tour late last month with a headlining appearance at ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Release 'Single Cuts' In August

On August 25, British metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will release the "Single Cuts" box set containing the band's complete U.K. CBS/Columbia singles. "Single Cuts" is testament to PRIEST's enduring influence and through the singles tells the story of one of the biggest metal bands of all time. Presented in a deluxe, numbered box, "Single Cuts" ...

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