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FAIRYLAND Members Quit

Keyboardist Philippe Giordana of the French symphonic metal band FAIRYLAND has issued the following update: "Anthony [Parker; guitar], Vincent [Kreyder; drums], Tom [Cesario; guitar, bass] and Max [Leclercq; vocals] have decided to leave FAIRYLAND and go on with their own project. The reasons for their departure have not been clearly expressed, and the way they ...

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BLACK MARKET HERO: More Music Posted Online

BLACK MARKET HERO, the band featuring members of FLAW and 40 BELOW SUMMER, has posted 10 more recent and previously unreleased tracks along with ringtones on their MySpace page. The full-length tracks have been appropriately titled the "Demo Collection." They are also available through www.isounds.com. BLACK MARKET HERO has been busy writing and ...

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Reunited SACRED REICH Performs In London; Photos, Review Available

Reunited Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH played their first European show last night (Sunday, July 29) at The Scala in London, England. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. The American Way 02. Administrative Decisions 03. Violent Solutions 04. Love…Hate 05. Ignorance 06. Crimes Against Humanity 07. Who’s to Blame 08. State of Emergency 09. One ...

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SOULFLY's MARC RIZZO Posts Two New Solo Tracks

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has added two more songs from his upcoming solo album "The Ultimate Devotion", which is due on July 31 through Shrapnel Records in the U.S. and Mascot Records throughout Europe. You can hear "The Riddle of Steel" and "Angelina Song" as well as the previously released vocal track "All for Nothing" ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist RIZZO Schedules CD-Release Party

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has scheduled a record-release party for his new album, "The Ultimate Devotion", on July 31 at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. All MI students are welcome, plus Rizzo's publicist be giving away 75 pairs of free tickets to the public. To win a pair of free tickets, just write to ...

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SACRED REICH Confirmed For D-LOW MEMORIAL Concert

Reunited Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH have been confirmed for the 11th annual D-Low Memorial concert, set to take place August 31 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona. The billing for the event is shaping up as follows: SOULFLY SACRED REICH CAR BOMB SIOP HERE LIES TREACHERY TALE OF A MASSACRE The D-Low show is ...

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MAX And IGOR CAVALERA Launch MySpace page

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 launched its official MySpace page. Tentatively dubbed INFLIKTED (a name which may or may not stick due to countless bands that ...

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JADED HEART Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

German melodic metal masters JADED HEART are putting finishing touches to their brand new studio opus, entitled "Sinister Mind". The band welcomes on board for the first official recording session the new guitar player Peter Ostros. He contributed to the songwriting of the new record and brought a lot of fresh new ideas on the ...

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GOJIRA Frontman Issues Update On MAX/IGOR CAVALERA Project

Guitarist/vocalist Joe Duplantier of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA will play bass on the debut CD from the new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max and Igor Cavalera. Recordings for the album began this past weekend in Los Angeles with producers Dirty Icon (Logan Mader [ex-MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY] and Lucas Banker). A late 2007 ...

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MANOWAR's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL To Be Held Annually

At last weekend's (July 6-7) Magic Circle Festival in Bad Arolsen, Germany, bassist Joey DeMaio of MANOWAR — who organized the event — reportedly announced that the festival will be held annually from now on. On the first day of next year's gathering, MANOWAR will sign as much stuff as they can and will give ...

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SOULFLY Drummer Checks In

SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez has sent along this update from Chicago, where he is working, playing, resting, and preparing for the band's next album: "This summer I've been working construction and rehearsing with my side project SLAMPEDE. Our new singer/guitar player, Kevin Kowalski, is the latest addition to our band and we've been shredding ever ...

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KATAKLYSM: Skeletons Of Four New Songs Ready

KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono has issued the following update: "Yesterday [Monday, July 2] I met up with J-F [Dagenais; guitar] at his new big house — he just bought a new house next to Steph [Stéphane Barbe; bass] and Max [Duhamel; drums] and it's real nice — and he is building his studio downstairs where ...

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MAX And IGOR CAVALERA To Enter Studio In July

According to Brazil's Bizz magazine, the as-yet-unnamed new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members and brothers Max and Igor Cavalera will enter a Los Angeles studio in July to begin recording its debut album for a late 2007/early 2008 release via Roadrunner Records. Although it has not yet been confirmed, it is rumored that ...

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HOSTILITY Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

After recently coming off the Face of Aggression tour with SKINLAB, ANKLA and PAIN PRINCIPLE, San Francisco Bay Area metal band HOSTILITY has parted ways with drummer Andrew Holzbaur due to "musical differences." Comments the group: "We've been the same lineup since we were 14 years old, [but] unfortunately we just could not move forward ...

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'Death Rapper' NECRO Films 'The Pre-Fix For Death' Video

Brooklyn, New York metal/hip-hop "death rapper" NECRO shot a video this past week for the song "The Pre-fix for Death" with acclaimed director David Brodsky (GWAR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD) of MyGoodEye. In between his recent appearance at the Download festival in the U.K. and his upcoming U.S. run on the entire Sounds ...

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