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RESISTANCE: Another New Song Posted Online

Los Angeles metallers RESISTANCE have uploaded a second new song from their forthcoming album "Patents of Control", entitled "Confessions of the Black Heart", at their MySpace page. Also available at the same location is the CD's opening track "Inhumanation". "Patents of Control" is scheduled for release on October 19 through Lion Music. The ...

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EMPIRE Finishes Recording New Album

EMPIRE, the brainchild of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (MAJESTY, RAZORBACK, VANIZE), has finished recording its fourth album for a November release via Metal Heaven/Soulfood. More details will be made available soon. EMPIRE's third CD, "Raven Ride", was released in May 2006. The follow-up to 2003's "Trading Souls" (Lion Music) featured guest appearances by singer Tony ...

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VINCE NEIL's 'Motley Cruise' Offically Sold Out

Vince Neil's Motley Cruise has officially sold out, according to a statement released by the cruise's organizers. "Of course, there is always a possibility that cabins will become available due to passenger cancellations or otherwise. So we have created a waiting list," the statement reads. "In an effort to keep our phone lines free for ...

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CAGE Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE has parted ways with drummer Mikey Neil. Now the search is on for a new drummer to fill the big shows that Neil leaves behind. CAGE is currently seeking the ultimate heavy metal monster drummer that has the musical chops; looks; attitude, the ultimate double-bass drum kit and ...

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VINCE NEIL Joined By CARRIE UNDERWOOD In Nashville

"American Idol" star Carrie Underwood joined MÖTLEY CRÜE singer on stage this past Friday (August 10) at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN for a rendition of the CRÜE classic "Kickstart My Heart". Watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below. Fan-filmed video footage of Carrie Underwood performing the SKID ROW classic "I Remember You" ...

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RUSH: 'Snakes & Arrows' Special 2007 UK Tour Edition Due In September

To coincide with RUSH's forthcoming UK October arena tour dates, the Canadian rock power trio will release its critically acclaimed "Snakes & Arrows" album as a "Special 2007 UK Tour Edition" comprising two discs (CD and DVD) on Monday, September 3. Comprised of "Special Tour Edition" packaging, including a stunning 28-page full-color booklet, Disc 1 ...

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RUSH's 'Permanent Waves' To Be Reissued In November

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is slated to release a 24 KT Gold Ultradisc II version of the 1980 RUSH classic "Permanent Waves". The disc will be priced at $24.99 and is tentatively set for release this November. Details on the album are as follows: "By 1980, RUSH was experiencing the mid-point of what would be ...

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METALLICA: Wembley Footage With Soundboard-Quality Audio Posted Online

Several fan-filmed video clips from METALLICA's July 8, 2007 concert at the Wembley Stadium in London, England have surfaced, featuring audio that was synched up to the music from the official LiveMetallica web site. Watch the footage below (video taken by "daveingham" of the METALLICA forums). METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently told Kerrang! magazine that ...

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DEVOLVED: 'Technologies' U.S. Release Date Announced

KillZone Records has set a September 25 North American release date for the latest CD from the Australian/American tech-metallers DEVOLVED, entitled "Technologies". The U.S version of the CD will feature revamped artwork and bonus video footage, including the video for "Distorted" and "Vex" taken from the band's sophomore release on Sony/BMG Australia, "Calculated". It will ...

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NILE: New Video Interview With KARL SANDERS Available

A video interview with NILE mainman Karl Sanders conducted in Paris by the Spirit of Metal webzine has been posted on YouTube. Watch the seven-minute clip below. NILE's new album, "Ithyphallic", has entered the Finnish national chart at position No. 13. As previously reported, the CD also landed on the German Media Control chart at ...

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NILE: 'Drumcam' Footage From OZZFEST Available

"Drumcam" footage of NILE's George Kollias performing on this summer's Ozzfest tour has been posted on YouTube. Watch the clips below. NILE's new album, "Ithyphallic", has entered the Finnish national chart at position No. 13. As previously reported, the CD also landed on the German Media Control chart at No. 76. "Ithyphallic" sold 4,600 copies ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN: New Album Being Mastered By ACHIM KÖHLER

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN has shipped its recently completed new album over to to Germany to have it mastered by Achim Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM). The CD was mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) at RaxTrax in Chicago, Illinois. A fourth-quarter release via Nuclear Blast Records. "We're very excited to be working with ...

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CLUTCH Parts Ways With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon has revealed to ChartAttack.com that the band has parted ways with DRT Entertainment and is currently without a record label. Fallon refers to the band as "free agents," but seeing that CLUTCH have gone down the major label road before (1998's "The Elephant Riders" appeared on Columbia and 2001's ...

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CLUTCH, FIREBALL MINISTRY, CKY Members Join Forces In THE COMPANY BAND

THE COMPANY BAND is a new group featuring CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon, FIREBALL MINISTRY frontman James Rota, CKY drummer Jess Margera, guitarist Dave Bone, and PUNY HUMAN bassist Jason Diamond. The band recently spent time at Grandmaster Recorders in Hollywood, California with producer Andrew Alekel (FU MANCHU, FIREBALL MINISTRY) working on its debut EP, tentatively ...

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RESISTANCE: New Song Posted Online

Los Angeles metallers RESISTANCE have posted a new song, entitled "Inhumanation", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Patents of Control", which is scheduled for release on October 19 via Lion Music. According to a press release, "Patents of Control" is a concept album which was recorded at ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, Ex-W.A.S.P., RATT Members To Jam In Hollywood

THE BIG BALL STARS, featuring Dizzy Reed (GUNS N' ROSES), Jizzy Pearl (LOVE/HATE, RATT), Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE), Brian Tichy (BILLY IDOL, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Brent Woods (VINCE NEIL), will perform this Saturday, July 28, 2007 at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. The Knitting Factory is located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. ...

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Ex-VENOM Guitarist's DRYLL Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET Festival

DRYLL (formerly DRILL), the new band featuring legendary ex-VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, is booked to play the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday, August 8. As a warm-up to this show, the band will perform a one-off gig at The Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England on Thursday, July 26. Support will come from up-and-coming local ...

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Ithyphallic - NILE

How does NILE do it? Album after album is a death metal whirlwind, a masterpiece of Egyptian sounds and mythology, the riffs otherworldly and never matched, the guitar tone sharp and biting, and the arrangements ridiculously complex, yet oddly accessibly. "Ithyphallic", the band's fifth album and first for Nuclear Blast, is another death metal juggernaut. ...

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NILE Forced To Miss Today's OZZFEST In Phoenix

NILE has been forced to miss today's Ozzfest at the Cricket Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. "Our bus is broken down in Barstow California and will not be repaired in time to allow us to participate in Tuesday's Ozzfest," stated NILE mainman Karl Sanders. "We will, however, rejoin the Ozzfest tour in Albuquerque [on Thursday, July ...

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