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AESMA DAEVA: 'Dawn Of The New Athens' Now Available

Minneapolis symphonic metal band AESMA DAEVA, which features in its ranks current THERION touring singer Lori Lewis, has released its fourth album, "Dawn of the New Athens". The CD, which features a reworked version of the song "Artemis" and the previously "censored" "Mozart aria 'D'oreste", was helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Neil Kernon (NILE, NEVERMORE, ...

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VAN HALEN, DEFTONES, KISS, RUSH Memorabilia Auction To Benefit Children Of Murder Victim

It might not seem immediately evident how a bandana worn by VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen and a guitar signed by DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter relate to a terrible tragedy, the murder of Pittsburgh resident Paula (Lockhart) Lanz, 39. But for Mark Petrocelli, national salesman for Houston-based drumstick company Pro-Mark, and high school classmate ...

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CLUTCH: 'From Beale Street To Oblivion' Details Revealed

CLUTCH has been kings of the metal underground for years by this point — on the strength of such past classic as "The Elephant Riders" and "Pure Rock Fury". But with their latest release, "From Beale Street to Oblivion", the quintet — which includes oft-bearded singer Neil Fallon, guitarist Tim Sult, bassist Dan Maines, drummer ...

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ROADKILL: Live Tracks Posted Online

Tasmania-based Australian hard rockers ROADKILL (TYRANT vocalist Neil Steel's side project) have uploaded four live tracks from a recent show for listening at their MySpace page. The four songs — "King Hit", "Last Man Standing", "Hollywood" and "Locomotive" — are to be included on the band's debut album, which is slated for a ...

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THE MINOR TIMES Unveils New Music

Pennsylvania hardcore stalwarts THE MINOR TIMES have posted a brand new track, "Casket City Lights", from the forthcoming record "Summer of Wolves" on the band's MySpace page. Recorded with producer Vince Ratti at Skylight Studios in December 2006 and January 2007, "Summer of Wolves" was mastered by Alan Douches and will feature artwork ...

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VINCE NEIL: Owensboro Cancellation Explained

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil's management has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Vince Neil recently underwent some necessary medical procedures which forced him to postpone his March 10th Owensboro, KY performance at the Executive Inn. That concert has been re-scheduled for July 13th. Contrary to rumor, Vince is in good health and will be ...

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RUSH: 'Snakes & Arrows' Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

RUSH's new album, "Snakes & Arrows", will be released on May 1 via Anthem/Atlantic. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Far Cry 02. Armor and Sword 03. Workin’ Them Angels 04. The Larger Bowl 05. Spindrift 06. The Main Monkey Business 07. The Way The Wind Blows 08. Hope 09. ...

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METALLICA To Play Wembley Stadium In July

According to NME.com, METALLICA will perform at the Wembley Stadium in London, England on July 8. The group's "Sick Of The Studio '07" tour schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jun. 28 - Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock Festival Jul. 01 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival Jul. 03 - Athens, ...

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VINCE NEIL: Australian Solo Tour Cancelled

According to Ticketek, MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil's previously announced "first-ever" solo tour of Australia — which was scheduled to kick off late March — has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. As previously reported, MÖTLEY CRÜE has been confirmed for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington ...

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THE DEAD SEE Signs With PLUTO RECORDS

Pluto Records has announced the signing of experimental metal veterans THE DEAD SEE. Consisting of Mark Key (guitar/vocals), Josh Paul (drums), Marcos Morales (bass), and Neil Barrett (guitar/vocals), this West Texas-based band delivers down-tuned sludgy riffs which bring to mind such bands as NEUROSIS, ISIS, and MASTODON. The band's Pluto debut will arrive on May ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Mourns Passing Of BILLY THORPE

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has issued the following update: "Sad News: Singer/Guitarist Billy Thorpe passed away in his homeland of Australia on February 28. Billy was a great person, very talented and I was fortunate enough to have recorded with him in 1982 for his 'East Of Eden's Gate' record as well as having ...

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NILE Once Again Working With NEIL KERNON

NILE has entered Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Annihilation of the Wicked", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. The band is once again working with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and engineer Bob Moore. NILE drummer George Kollias previously stated: "There ...

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NILE Drummer Quits SICKENING HORROR

NILE drummer George Kollias has officially quit his Greece-based band SICKENING HORROR. His official statement on the matter reads as follows: "This is some sad news from me but I had to quit playing for SICKENING HORROR. We had some major problems the last year and I feel I want no longer play in this ...

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THE MISANTHROPY PROJECT Signs With OPEN GRAVE RECORDS

Open Grave Records has announced the signing of Virginia Beach, VA-based stoner/sludge band THE MISANTHROPE PROJECT. THE MISANTHROPE PROJECT consists of Charlie Lee Beasley (vocals; LUNCH, KING TRAVOLTA, ex-MUGWART), Ahmasi (bass; CRESCENT FRESH), Vince (guitar; BEATEN BACK TO PURE, LUNCH, HAILHORNET), Justin (guitar; CRESCENT FRESH), and Joey Martin (drums; ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN). A five-song CD is ...

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RUSH Engineer Comments On New Album

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, producer/engineer Rich Chycki has commented on the new RUSH album, "Snakes & Arrows", which he recorded and alongside Nick Raskulinecz. "Recording was completed at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York during November/December 2006," Chycki writes on his blog. "I mixed the CD ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Upcoming Book Is 'Not True Story' Of Band

JUDAS PRIEST management representative Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We would like to make it clear to everyone that a book which is due out soon, entitled 'Defenders Of The Faith - The True Story Of Judas Priest' by Neil Daniels, is not an official book and ...

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