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MAJESTY: 'Metal Law' Box Set Now Available

Germany's MAJESTY are currently selling a "Metal Law" box set containing the entire two-hour "Reign in Glory" release show on two CDs plus the complete gig on DVD, mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. In addition, it includes a lot of bonus features such as a studio report from the mixing sessions for "Reign in Glory". ...

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DISTANT THUNDER: Debut Album Delayed

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, have had the release date of their debut album, "Welcome the End", pushed back to June 7 through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Spyder Studio in Houston, Texas and was produced by Rivera's SEVEN WITCHES bandmate ...

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DISTANT THUNDER Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE III Festival

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, have been confirmed for Germany's Keep It True III festival, set to be held November 6 in Lauda-Königshofen. In addition to performing several brand-new DISTANT THUNDER originals, the band will play a special HELSTAR set as the event's headliners. ...

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KING'S X To Guest At Nashville's MOAW Recording Workshop

KING'S X will be special guests at MOAW (Mother Of All Workshops) between July 18 and July 21 in Nashville, Tennessee. The workshop, which is being hosted by veteran hard rock/metal producer Michael Wagener (WARRANT, SKID ROW, ACCEPT, HAMMERFALL), is a "four-day workshop-extreme with Fletcher from Mercenary Audio as a celebrity guest host and KING'S ...

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MAJESTY Announce New Rhythm Guitarist

Germany's MAJESTY have announced the addition of rhythm guitarist Bjoern Daigger to the group's ranks. Daigger joins the group as the replacement for Udo Keppner, who left the band in April. MAJESTY's video for the track "Into The Stadiums" can still be viewed online in Real Media format at this location. "Into The ...

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DISTANT THUNDER: Live Video Posted Online

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, filmed their May 15 appearance at Houston's F.B.I. Club for an upcoming DVD. In addition, the footage will be shown on Germany's Viva music channel at a later date. A video clip of the band performing the projected title ...

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DREAM EVIL Drummer: Don't Call Us Power Metal

DREAM EVIL drummer Showy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) recently spoke to RevelationZ Magazine about the Swedish group's upcoming third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal". Asked if he feels they have become more rock-oriented in their sound on the new CD, Snowy replied, "Heavy rock! Yes, indeed, we were reluctantly ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Due In September

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the band's official forum: "To the guy who started the 'Jesus and MEGADETH' thread, you were very cool to make the illustration which I though was uplifting. "To the guy that said he is leaving because of it, if you are going to go, bye-bye. ...

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HIRAX To Release New Album In May

Thrash metal veterans HIRAX's latest studio album, "The New Age of Terror", will be released May 18 on Black Devil Records and Deep Six Records on CD and limited-edition picture-disc formats. Upon hearing the raw tracks, which were recorded at another studio, producer Michael Rozon (MELVINS, ADRENALINE OD) and the band decided the quality wasn't ...

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THERAPY? Cancel Turkish Shows

Ireland's THERAPY? have cancelled their previously announced shows in Turkey due to "the Turkish promoter failing to provide us with guarantees and repeatedly lying about what he had and hadn't done," according to a post on the band's web site. "Because of this we lost faith in his ability to put on a professional show ...

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CHAOSBREED Begin Writing Material For Sophomore Album

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Still another month until 'Brutal' is in the shops... Can't stand ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Studio Report No. 2

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hail. Now we are well into week two of the session and I went home this weekend for a two-day break while guitars were started on the tracks me and Adrian had laid down in the first week. ...

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ENTOMBED: U.S. Tour Cancelled!

Sweden's ENTOMBED have been forced to cancel their previously announced U.S. tour in March due to "visa problems beyond their control," according to an official press release. "There wasn't enough time to secure a work visa for our new bass player Nico Elgstrand," the group said in a statement. "The band is very saddened about ...

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SOULBENDER: New T-Shirts Available

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are making brand-new t-shirts available for order via Wilton's official web site. "All shirts will be $18.99 plus shipping & handling," according to Michael's webmaster. "I believe the shipping will ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer Records ACCEPT Cover For ALTARIA CD

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have revealed the identity of the "high-profile" vocalist who appears on their cover version of ACCEPT's "Balls To The Wall". According to a posting on the ALTARIA's official web site, HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans sings lead vocals on the song, which is set to be included as a bonus track on ...

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ALTARIA: 'Divinity' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have revealed the track listing for their sophomore album, "Divinity", due in late May through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records. "Divinity" was mixed at Tico Tico Studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…) and will initially be available as a limited-edition digipack, featuring one bonus track — a cover version ...

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