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3 Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of the Woodstock, NY-based band 3. According to a press release, "3 is a band apart: Dark yet uplifting, spiritual without any connection to religion — theirs is a sound that transcends the genre conformity of modern pop culture. Rapid-fire acoustic guitar infused with dynamic percussion, animated drumming ...

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ROBERT FLYNN Says Collaboration With KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Is 'Ebony And Ivory' Of Metal

Austin Powell of The Daily Texan recently conducted an interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn about Robert's contributions to the ROADRUNNER UNITED "The All-Star Sessions" CD, a collection of original tracks that are collaborations between numerous Roadrunner Records stars. The short question-and-answer session follows: Daily Texan: Jeff Waters (guitarist for ANNIHILATOR and ...

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Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions - VARIOUS ARTISTS

You have to give a project like this credit for sheer balls alone, not to mention the amount of frequent-flyer miles annihilated in the name of tribute. Four "team captains" — ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison and TRIVIUM frontman Matthew K. Heafy — assembled core bands ...

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ANGEL BLAKE: Vocal Recordings Delayed

Former THE CROWN/current ANGEL BLAKE guitarist Marko Tervonen has posted the following message on the ANGEL BLAKE web site: "As you may or not have heard, Tony [Jelencovich, ANGEL BLAKE/ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE frontman] is nowadays the singer of the Danish thrash band MNEMIC. They are right now touring the U.S. with MESHUGGAH and I just heard ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist At Opening Of Seattle's HOTEL MAX

According to MJI Interactive, ex-NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic was on hand at the opening of Seattle's Hotel Max on Saturday (Oct. 15). The rocker cut the ribbon of the downtown facility, which displays works by local artists and photographers on the doors of its rooms. The hotel's fifth floor is devoted to the city's famous ...

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SOULFLY Schedule Long Island In-Store

SOULFLY will be taking part in an autograph signing at the Looney Tunes CD store in Babylon, New York (Long Island) on October 29 beginning at 4:00 p.m., just hours before the group's performance at Club Voltage in Levittown. According to a posting on the Looney Tunes web site, this will mark SOULFLY frontman Max ...

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MAX CAVALERA Doesn't Rule Out SEPULTURA Reunion: Audio Available

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has told Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz WBZX 99.7 FM that he is open to the possibility of one day reuniting with his SEPULTURA bandmates. Cavalera left SEPULTURA in early 1997 following the other bandmembers' decision to fire the group's manager, Gloria Cavalera, who is married to ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Talks About His Appearance On ROADRUNNER UNITED CD

SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA) recently spoke to FMQB about his contributions to the ROADRUNNER UNITED "The All-Star Sessions" CD, which contains original tracks that are collaborations between 55 artists from 42 of Roadrunner's past and present bands. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: FMQB: You sing on the ROADRUNNER UNITED CD on ...

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Label: New THE DARKNESS Album Will Be 'Biggest Release Of The Year'

Atlantic Records is billing the new THE DARKNESS album as "the biggest release of the year," with a promotional campaign aimed at radio which utilizes a six-foot-square record. "One Way Ticket", the lead-off single from the band's forthcoming second studio album, "One Way Ticket To Hell …And Back", will be delivered to national and regional ...

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DISTURBED Is First Off The Line At NHRA Nationals

DISTURBED will be special guests at the upcoming AmeriQuest Mortgage National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals, Saturday, October 1 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The band, whose new Reprise Records release, "Ten Thousand Fists", has entered The Billboard 200 chart at No. 1, will be on hand to witness the thrill of NHRA ...

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SOULFLY: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new SOULFLY track, entitled "Carved Inside", has been posted online at this location (MP3, 3.3 MB). The song is the first single off the group's upcoming album, "Dark Ages", due on October 4 via Roadrunner Records. A video for the song, described as "dark" and full of "fire," was filmed at a ...

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One Nation Underground - ILL NINO

ILL NINO couldn't exist at a better time in the United States. With a growing Latino population and a greater acceptance of the Spanish language, to the point where major cities are for all practical purposes bilingual, this band's haphazard mishmash of populist metal and Hispanic influence is perfectly-timed to appeal to a lot of ...

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SOULFLY: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for SOULFLY's upcoming U.S. tour in support of their "Dark Ages" album. Support at all dates will come from THROWDOWN, BLOODSIMPLE and INCITE (a local Arizona band fronted by Ritchie Cavalera, (stepson of SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera). The dates are as follows: Oct. 12 - Ft. Worth, TX @ ...

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DEEP PURPLE And ALICE COOPER To Team Up For German Tour

DEEP PURPLE and ALICE COOPER will be teaming up for a German tour in February 2006. Unconfirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 06 - Max Schmeling Halle - Berlin, GER Feb. 07 - Ostseehalle - Kiel, GER Feb. 09 - Arena - Nürnberg, GER Feb. 10 - Westfalenhalle - Dortmund, GER Feb. 11 - Schleyerhalle ...

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SOULFLY Ask Fans To Help Injured Family Friend

The following message was posted on SOULFLY's official web site: "Recently, our family friend, Joey Nugent, was severely injured in a house fire. You might remember him singing 'Pain' with Max and Richie at past D-Low Memorial shows, or you may have seen him slammin in our SOULFLY videos. He is stage diving with Dana ...

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SOULFLY: 'Dark Ages' E-Card Now Available

An e-card for the new SOULFLY album, "Dark Ages", featuring audio previews of all 15 tracks from the CD, has been posted online at this location. "Dark Ages" is scheduled for release on October 4 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Prophecy" was produced by SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera and was mixed ...

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GOD FORBID Guitarist Talks About New CD

GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle recently spoke to MTV.com about the group's third album, the socially and politically charged "IV: Constitution of Treason", due September 20 via Century Media Records. "The concept was written to the material, as opposed to the other way around — having a story serve as the basis for ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER To Play 'Farewell' Show Next Month

40 BELOW SUMMER will play their "farewell" show on September 17 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. The concert twill be filmed for an upcoming DVD, which will be sold through the band's official web site. 40 BELOW SUMMER members Max Illidge (vocals), Joe D'Amico (guitar) and Hector Graziani (bass) are continuing to play ...

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RHAPSODY To Tour Germany Next Spring

Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY have announced the following German dates in April 2006: Apr. 04, 2006 - Frankfurt, GER - Festhalle Apr. 06, 2006 - Munich, GER - Olympiahalle Apr. 07, 2006 - Stuttgart, GER - Schleyerhalle Apr. 08, 2006 - Nuremberg, GER - Frankenhalle Apr. 10, 2006 - Berlin, GER - Max-Schmeling-Halle Apr. ...

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