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NATRON, CRUENTUS Members Join Forces In SOUTHBORN

SOUTHBORN, the 70's-inspired Italian heavy rock project featuring members of the death metal bands NATRON and CRUENTUS, has posted three songs on MySpace. Formed in February 2008, SOUTHBORN is the brainchild of "five freaky lads willing to pay their tribute to the greatest moment hard rock music has ever lived," according to the ...

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SEPULTURA: 'A-Lex' First-Week Sales Revealed

SEPULTURA's latest album, "A-Lex" — the group's first LP to be recorded without either of the founding Cavalera brothers (Max and Igor; on guitar/vocals and drums, respectively) — sold around 1,600 copies during its first week of release in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. SEPULTURA's first-week sales totals for the last five studio ...

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KISS: 10,000 Buenos Aires Tickets Sold The First Day

According to the Argentine edition of Rolling Stone magazine, more than 10,000 tickets were sold for KISS' April 5 concert in Buenos Aires within the first 24 hours of public on-sale. KISS will close the Quilmes Rock Festival at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires and perform for the first time in Argentina in over ...

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SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA Continuing Work On Solo Album

British vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, ANGTORIA) — who currently resides in Melbourne, Australia — is continuing work on her solo album, "A Sign of Sublime", tentatively due later in the year. She says, "it's been slow but it's still moving, it's just ya life changes and you have to go with the ...

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KISS To Headline 'Halifax Rocks 2009'

KISS will headline the "Halifax Rocks 2009" concert on July 18 at Halifax Commons Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 6. A Kiss Army members-only ticket pre-sale will run from February 3 at 11:00 a.m. EST to February 5 at 6:00 p.m. EST on KissOnline.com. ...

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PILGRIMZ To Support GOJIRA In U.K., Ireland

Copenhagen, Denmark-based metal/hardcore act PILGRIMZ has been confirmed as the support band for French progressive metallers GOJIRA on their upcoming tour of the U.K. and Ireland. Comment PILGRIMZ vocalist Max Vegas: "No need to say that the expression of GOJIRA is unique and that the band is one of Europe's leading metal bands. However, I ...

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SEPULTURA's 'A-Lex': First-Week Brazilian Sales Revealed

According to Roadie Crew's Thiago Sarkis, Atração FonográficaSEPULTURA's label in Brazil — has confirmed that "A-Lex", the band's new album and the first to be recorded without either of the foundingCavalera brothers (Max and Igor; on guitar/vocals and drums, respectively), has sold 5,000 copies in its first-week of release in Brazil. Read more ...

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DIVINE HERESY/Ex-FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Possum of Altitude conducted an interview with DIVINE HERESY/ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares at this year's NAMM show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the four-minute chat below. DIVINE HERESY's much-anticipated sophomore CD will be the group's first with new vocalist Travis Neal (THE BEREAVED, PUSHED). ...

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IGOR CAVALERA's MIXHELL: Cologne Footage Available

Video footage of MIXHELL — the DJ/hip hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — performing on December 19, 2008 at Agenda Suicide Club in Cologne, Germany can be viewed below. Igor Cavalera left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to "artistic differences." He has ...

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DEAN GUITARS CEO Talks DIME Amp; Video Available

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks conducted an interview with Dean Guitars CEO Elliott Rubinson at this year's NAMM show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. They spoke about the new Dime amp which was designed after the legendary sounds and tones of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN). With ...

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MAX CAVALERA: Video Interview Posted Online

DJ Troll conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ex-SEPULTURA) on the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY tour bus at last year's one-day Ozzfest, which was held on August 9, 2008 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. Watch the chat in two parts below. "Inflikted", the debut album from CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, sold 9,000 copies in ...

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RANDY RHOADS Documentary Still In Production

Director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Pictures is continuing work on the long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT). He says, "We began filming this documentary March 19, 2007 and I am hoping by the same time this year that we will finally be done with ...

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SWORN: New Album Track Listing Revealed

SWORN, the Norwegian black metal project led by Lars Jensen (MYRKGRAV), has finalized the track listing for its second album, "Bastards & Conqueror", due later in the year via Twilight Vertrieb. It is as follows: 01. Beyonder 02. The Bastard, the Conqueror 03. Carnal Monuments 04. Ascendant 05. Damnation Spawned 06. Summoning the Sinister 07. ...

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KISS To Play Brazil In April

According to a posting on the Kiss On Fire web site, KISS will play two shows in Brazil in early April. The details are as follows: April 07 - Sao Paulo, Arena Anhembi April 08 - Rio De Janeiro, Praca De Apoteose Tickets will go on sale on February 11. As previously reported, ...

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DIMEBAG Guitar Amp Unveiled At NAMM: Video Available

Dean Guitars has just unveiled the new "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) amp called Blacktooth. Grady Champion, one of Dimebag's former techs who'll be hitting the road with BLONDIE later this year, demonstrated the amp this past weekend during this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. ...

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Former ACCEPT/BANGALORE CHOIR Singer Working On Solo Album

Former ACCEPT/BANGALORE CHOIR and current GYPSY ROSE frontman David Reece is currently recording his first solo album under the banner REECE. Due in early 2009 via AOR Heaven, the CD is being produced by Andy Susemihl (U.D.O.) and will feature Jochen Funders from HOLY MOSES on guitar and bass, and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, HELLOWEEN, KROKUS, ...

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OLIGARQUIA: Promotional Video For 'Distilling Hatred' Album Available

Brazilian death metallers OLIGARQUIA are in studio laying down tracks for their third album, "Distilling Hatred", for an early 2009 release. The recording sessions are taking place at Top Noise Studio with the band producing and Marcelo and Carlos A. engineering. According to the group, the upcoming CD will be OLIGARQUIA's "most "old-school" album released ...

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DIVINE HERESY Drummer Schedules NAMM Appearances

Drummer Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, ex-ALL THAT REMAINS, NILE, HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS) kicks off the New Year with a series of signings at the Axis Percussion and ddrum booth at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants), which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. See below ...

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ACHERON To Master New Album This Weekend

Columbus, Ohio-based death/black metallers ACHERON will travel to West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York this Friday, January 16 to master their new album, "The Final Conflict: Last Days of God". The CD was once again recorded at Mars Recording Compound with Bill Korecky. The follow-up to 2003's "Rebirth: Metamorphosing into Godhood" is ...

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BRIDES Signs With VISIBLE NOISE RECORDS

Brighton, U.K.-based crossover quartet BRIDES has inked a deal with Visible Noise Records. for the release of the band's debut album, "Ocular.Unveil". Boasting BRIDES' trademark duelling vocals and a positive slew of ambition and honesty, "Ocular.Unveil" was produced and recorded at Outhouse Studios, Reading by John Mitchell and Ben Humphreys (YOUMEATSIX, ARCHITECTS, ENTER SHIKARI) and ...

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DIVINE HERESY's DINO CAZARES Schedules NAMM Signings

Dino Cazares (DIVINE HERESY, ASESINO, FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA) will attend this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. He will take part in signing sessions at the Ibanez Guitars and Seymour Duncan pickups booth on the following dates: * Friday, ...

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