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CARPATHIAN FOREST, BLOOD RED THRONE Pull Out Of Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

CARPATHIAN FOREST and BLOOD RED THRONE have cancelled their previously announced participation in the Castle Festival — set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia — due to "privatereasons." Replacement acts have not yet been announced. The festival billing is now as follows: ADAGIO AGONIZE ALISTER AT THE GATES AVANTASIA BOMBARDER BONEYARD BRUTAL ...

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UNDER THE GRAVE Debut Due This Week

"Until Death Takes Us All", the debut release from teenage melodic death thrash sensation UNDER THE GRAVE is available in stores on Tuesday, February 19 across Canada. The album was produced, engineered and mastered by Jef Fortin from ANONYMUS, and the result is a very solid and modern sounding opus strongly rooted in classics such ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY To Guest On IRON MAIDEN Singer's Radio Show

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY — the new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo — will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, March 14 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, ...

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VH1 To Air 'Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later'

VH1 Classic and VH1 will air "VH1 Classic Presents: Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later" a one-hour special of concert highlights on Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:00 p.m. from the upcoming Phoenix Rising! Musicians United to Benefit the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire. John Rich (BIG & RICH), ALABAMA's Randy Owen, Dierks Bentley, ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Guest On This Weekend's 'Rebel Access' TV

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be the featured band on this Sunday's (February 17) "Rebel Access" TV, which airs at 10:00 p.m. on Channel 19 all over the Chicagoland area. The program will include an interview with bassist Mike D'Antonio and guitarist Joel Stretzel along with performance footage. "Rebel Access" features a band one week ...

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SOULFLY Among Headliners Of Spain's VIÑA ROCK Festival

SOULFLY has been confirmed as the headliner of the closing day of the three-day Viña Rock festival, set to take place May 1-3 at Auditorio Municipal in Villarrobledo (Albacete), Spain. SOULFLY members Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Joe Nunez (drums), Marc Rizzo (guitar), and Bobby Burns (bass) entered Porch Studio in Florida on September 12, 2007 to ...

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OPETH Confirmed For ROCK AM RING/ROCK IM PARK Festival

Swedish metallers OPETH have been confirmed for this year's Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals, set to take place June 6-7 in the German towns of Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALTER BRIDGE BABYSHAMBLES BAD RELIGION BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY ...

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KRISIUN Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN have been confirmed for the With Full Force festival, set to take place July 4-6, 2008 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 7 SECONDS A.O.K. AGNOSTIC FRONT BELPHEGOR BORN FROM PAIN BROILERS BRUTAL TRUTH CATARACT CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CONVERGE DARK FUNERAL DEATH BEFORE ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: Another Interview Clip With MAX And IGOR Available

A short interview clip featuring SEPULTURA founding members and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY collaborators Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) can be viewed at www.cavalera-conspiracy.de. Scuzz TV conducted an interview last month with Max and Igor during the Cavaleras' European promotional trip for the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY project. Watch the five-minute chat below. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Set For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Although they are not currently being listed on the event's official web site, San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have reportedly been added to the lineup of performers at the With Full Force festival, set to take place July 4-6, 2008 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Was 'Gayest Show I've Ever Seen!'

The February 2008 issue of Sweden's Close-Up features an interview with SEPULTURA founding members Max and Igor Cavalera, who are currently collaborating in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY. An excerpt from the chat follows (quotes taken from the interview's original English-language transcript). Igor, when did you lose interest in metal and why? "Actually, by playing," says the drummer. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH Confirmed For Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

NUCLEAR ASSAULT and BRUTAL TRUTH been confirmed for the Castle Festival, set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ADAGIO AGONIZE ALISTER AT THE GATES AVANTASIA BLOOD RED THRONE BOMBARDER BONEYARD BRUTAL TRUTH CARPATHIAN FOREST CASKET GARDEN CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CONSECRATION DISMEMBER DOWNSTROY DRACONIC ENSIFERUM EVERGREY ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Confirmed For Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY — the new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo — has been confirmed for the Castle Festival, set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia. The festival billing ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: Video Interview With MAX And IGOR Available

Scuzz TV conducted an interview last month with SEPULTURA founding members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) during the Cavaleras' European promotional trip for the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY project. Watch the five-minute chat below. In addition to Max and Igor, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY features in its ranks Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death ...

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WHITESNAKE's DOUG ALDRICH Offers Demonstration Of New RANDY RHOADS Signature Amp

Gearwire has posted a four-minute clip of WHITESNAKE/ex-DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich playing the new Marshall Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) signature series amplifier at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. A two-minute interview with Marshall's Nick Bowcott ...

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IGOR CAVALERA's MIXHELL: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

MIXHELL (photo) — the DJ/hip hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — has scheduled the following U.S. dates: Feb. 09 - Echo Franki Chan and My Gay Husband, Los Angeles, California (w/ Data) Feb. 11 - Franki Chan's Party, Los Angeles, California Feb. 12 - ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: More Tour Dates Announced

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY — the new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo — has scheduled the following festival appearances: May 30 - Madrid, Spain @ Electric Weekend Festival Jun. 06 - Nürburgring, Germany ...

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APOCALYPTICA, TESTAMENT, KORPIKLAANI Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

According to Ashladan.be, APOCALYPTICA, TESTAMENT, KORPIKLAANI, NILE, SOILWORK, 36 CRAZYFISTS and SABATON have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 36 CRAZYFISTS ALCHEMIST APOCALYPTICA AT THE GATES AVENGED SEVENFOLD BEHEMOTH BULLET ...

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IN FLAMES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

IN FLAMES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, OPETH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, ROTTING CHRIST, ALCHEMIST and BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALCHEMIST AT THE GATES AVENGED SEVENFOLD BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR ...

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MAD MAX Joined By Former VANDENBERG Drummer

German melodic rockers MAD MAX have announced the addition of former VANDENBERG drummer Jos Zoomer to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "Due to the fact that MAD MAX original drummer Axel Kruse shares his drum talents with German band JADED HEART, there will be lots of overlapping live dates in the upcoming months. JADED ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: Photo Gallery Available

An in-studio photo gallery of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY — the new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo — can be found at this location. The cover artwork of "Inflikted", the debut ...

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