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ANGTORIA: Debut Album Samples Available

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have uploaded a couple of audio samples from their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", due on April 27 via Listenable Records. Check out the ...

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman IAN GILLAN: 'Gillan's In' Details Revealed

The complete track listing has been released for DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan's upcoming album "Gillan's Inn" — a celebration of Ian's 40th year on the road, featuring remakes of tracks spanning Ian's entire career. As previously reported, "Gillan's Inn" will be made available on the new DualDisc format; regular stereo CD on one side, ...

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DOWNLORD Featuring Ex-BOLT THROWER Frontman: Band 'Gob-Smacked' By Drum Performance

Denmark's DOWNLORD, featuring ex-members of BOLT THROWER/BENEDICTION, INIQUITY and SACRIFICIAL, have recorded the drums to their next demo. Stick duties were supplied by ex-DIMMU BORGIR/OLD MAN'S CHILD drummer Reno Kiilerich. Commented vocalist Dave Ingram: "We were all totally gob-smacked by Reno's performance. He's one of the most talented & hard-working guys in the scene today, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Live Vengeance '82' DVD Due In April

Columbia/Legacy has set an April 4, 2006 release date for JUDAS PRIEST's vintage concert DVD "Live Vengeance '82", which was previously only available on DVD as limited-edition bonus with "Metalogy" box set. JUDAS PRIEST had steadily been building a worldwide audience for eight long years when the 1982 album "Screaming For Vengeance" exploded and became ...

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Reunited FATE To Release New Album In April

Reunited Danish hard rockers FATE will release their new album, "V", in April via MTM Music. Formed back in the early '80s, FATE made themselves quite a name on the metal/rock scene with their four superb albums. The band came to life in 1984 when guitarist Hank Shermann left MERCYFUL FATE. Hank hooked up with ...

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Zombified - OPPOSITION PARTY

Singapore's Pulverised Records may claim to be the "home of black and death metal", but somehow a rabid pack of thrash punkers slipped in through the back door and became part of the family. If it is buzzsaw guitars, shout-worthy choruses, and a drummer that connects like Clint Eastwood in "Every Which Way But Loose", ...

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LINKIN PARK To Perform At GRAMMY AWARDS

LINKIN PARK will be teaming up with rapper Jay-Z to perform "Numb/ Encore" at Wednesday's 48th annual Grammy awards in Los Angeles, acording to MTV.com. The track is up for the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award, contending with Ciara and Missy Elliott's "1, 2 Step", Common, Kanye West and John Legend's "They Say", DESTINY'S CHILD, T.I. ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: A Tribute To An Angel

GODSMACK frotman Sully Erna has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Have you ever seen an angel? "Most of us would probably say no. I'll bet you by the end of this letter that you have. "Sometimes we walk through this earth aimlessly, too caught up in our everyday messes and ...

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DOWNLORD Trapped In 'Scandinavian Black Metal Arctic Hell'

DOWNLORD, the Danish death metal band featuring former members of BOLT THROWER/BENEDICTION, INIQUITY, and SACRIFICIAL, hit a major snag during their initial attempt at travelling to Reno Kiilerich's (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, OLD MAN'S CHILD) studio to record drum tracks for their next demo project Commented vocalist Dave Ingram: "We set off towards Skjern (western Denmark) where ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Direct 'Foxy, Foxy' Video Next Month

ROB ZOMBIE will direct the video for his new single, "Foxy, Foxy", in Los Angeles in mid-February. Zombie will re-team with "The Devil's Rejects" cinematographer Phil Parmet. Parmet has also worked on LED ZEPPELIN's "The Song Remains the Same" and FRANK ZAPPA's "Baby Snakes". "Foxy, Foxy" — which will begin play on Modern Rock ...

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REFLEXION Finalize Track Listing For 'Out Of The Dark'

REFLEXION, the Finnish band featuring vocalist Juha Kylmänen (FOR MY PAIN…, ex-TO/DIE/FOR), have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Out of the Dark", tentatively due this spring. "Out of the Dark" was mixed at Soundtrack Studios in Helsinki and was mastered on July 13, 2005 at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck. "Out of the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'Educated Horses' Track Listing Revealed

ROB ZOMBIE have set the tentative track listing for his new album, entitled "Educated Horses". The follow-up to 2001's "The Sinister Urge" was recorded at Los Angeles' Chop Shop Studios with co-producer Scott Humphrey and will include 11 tracks — including an acoustic number called "Death of It All", "Seventeen Year Locusts" and the album's ...

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JASON BITTNER Confirms SLIPKNOT's JORDISON Was Approached To Fill In For ANTHRAX's BENANTE

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has confirmed that ANTHRAX initially approached SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison to fill in for Charlie Benante at the band's recent California shows before Bittner finally agreed to step in and do the dates himself (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Bittner joined ANTHRAX for headlining performances in San Francisco (Jan. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE To Appear On 'Friends With Benefit' Compilation CD

According to RollingStone.com, AUDIOSLAVE are among the artists that have contributed songs to the second volume of the WB's "One Tree Hill" soundtrack series, "Friends with Benefit". A portion of the proceeds from the album, out February 7, will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition, GAVIN DeGRAW, TYLER HILTON and the ...

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ANTHRAX: European Tour Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have lined up the following European dates in April: Apr. 08 - Sheffield, UK - Corperation Apr. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wolfrun Hall Apr. 10 - London, UK - Astoria Apr. 11 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Apr. 12 - Glasgow, UK - ABC Apr. 14 - Tilburg, NETH - 013 Apr. ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Mainman Welcomes Baby Daughter

According to ContactMusic.com, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE mainman Josh Homme and his girlfriend, THE DISTILLERS frontwoman Brody Dalle, have become parents to their first child, baby daughter Camille. The three-kilogram (six-pound, 15-ounce) baby was born in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 17. In a statement, the couple reveal mother and daughter are doing very ...

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