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ALTARIA Parts Ways With Label, Bassist

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have issued the following update: "ALTARIA has parted ways with record company Metal Heaven and is currently negotiating a new contract. Material for the fourth album, which earlier was scheduled to be released in 2007, is basically ready just waiting to be recorded and unleashed upon the world this year. "In ...

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NIGHTINGALE: Performance Footage Posted Online

NIGHTINGALE's Dag Swanö has posted video footage of the band's 2007 concert in Bollnäs, Sweden. Watch the clips below. NIGHTINGALE is the Swedish band featuring acclaimed musician/producer Dan Swanö and his brother Dag. The group's sixth album, "White Darkness", was released in June 2007 via Black Mark. The CD was recorded at a big theater, ...

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ARSON ANTHEM: Debut EP Details Revealed

ARSON ANTHEM — the new project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) on guitar, Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo on bass — will release its self-titled debut EP on February 19 via Housecore Records; a label created by Anselmo focusing on Phil's side projects and ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's ARSON ANTHEM: New Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of ARSON ANTHEM — the new project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) on guitar, Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo on bass — performing in Nashville, Tennessee on December 13, 2007 can be viewed below. After losing everything in the aftermath of ...

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DEMON HUNTER's DON CLARK Receives GRAMMY Nod

Don Clark of the band DEMON HUNTER and of the design company Invisible Creature has been nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Recording Package" category. The nominated package is that of Clark's Tooth & Nail labelmates, THE FOLD, for their 2007 release "Secrets Make You Sick". Clark and his brother Ryan run the company ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's ARSON ANTHEM Preparing To Release Debut

With the current roster of supposed "extreme" or "underground" bands repetitively dishing out modern metal regurgitation, something had to give; enter ARSON ANTHEM, the new project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) on guitar, Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo on bass. Basking in the telepathic ...

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TOOL Frontman Questions RADIOHEAD Album Strategy

According to The Pulse of Radio, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan admitted to Spinner.com on Friday (November 16) that he's skeptical about RADIOHEAD's recent digital release of its new album, "In Rainbows". Keenan said that it was easy for a band as popular as RADIOHEAD to let its fans pay what they want for the ...

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CANDIRIA To Release Collection Of Rare Tracks, Remix Compilation

Brooklyn-based experimental metal band CANDIRIA has announced its next two releases: * A rare tracks/b-sides compilation of never-before-heard material written and recorded by members of CANDIRIA during various recording sessions prior to 2001 * A remix/reinvention compilation of material from the band's first three releases. Selections from these three records will be cut up, de-constructed, ...

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AMULANCE Prepares To Record New Album

Recently reformed metal band AMULANCE will enter the studio in November-December to record a new album. The group wants to share some of the new material with a few fans and get their feedback. If you are interested, contact the band via their MySpace page. Comments AMULANCE guitarist Bob Luman: "This is two-fold ...

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IN MOURNING Signs With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Swedish progressive death metal band IN MOURNING has inked a deal with the Norwegian label Aftermath Music. The group's debut album, "Shrouded Divine", is scheduled for release on January 2, 2008. "Shrouded Divine" was recorded in August 2007 at Black Lounge Studio with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, WORLD BELOW, CENTINEX, CARNAL FORGE). For more ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Sister To Sign Copies Of 'The Illustrated Experience' In Providence

Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and co-author of the new book "Jimi Hendrix: The Illustrated Experience" will appear at Borders Books & Music (142 Providence Place, Providence, RI) on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. Janie's appearance will include a book discussion period and signing opportunity. "Jimi Hendrix: An Illustrated ...

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THE ARCANE ORDER Completes Work On New Album

THE ARCANE ORDER, the Danish band featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES), entered Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark in early September to begin recording its sophomore album, "In the Wake of Collisions", for an early 2008 release via Metal Blade Records. Lund has since issued the following update: ...

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DIESEL MACHINE Bassist Releases New AMERICAN AFTERMATH Track

DIESEL MACHINE bassist Rich Gonzales, who nearly lost his life after broadsiding a car while riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in August 2002, has issued the following update: "My other band AMERICAN AFTERMATH just posted a sick new song on MySpace. It's called 'Scars and Stripes', about Iraqi war soldiers returning to regular life and seeing ...

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'Jimi Hendrix: An Illustrated Experience' Due In October

Atria Books will publish "Jimi Hendrix: An Illustrated Experience" on October 9, 2007. Authorized by the Hendrix Estate, "Jimi Hendrix: An Illustrated Experience" is a stunning package that illuminates the life of a musical icon whose explosive style pioneered a new generation of rock and roll. With exclusive access to the private family archives, in ...

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RUNEMAGICK: 'Dawn Of The End' Now Available

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK has just released its new album, "Dawn of the End", via Norway's Aftermath Music. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Dawn of the End 02. Voyage to Desolation 03. Chthonic Temple Smoke 04. Retaliation 05. Volcano Throne 06. The Circle 07. Magus of Fire 08. ...

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THE ARCANE ORDER: Studio Blog Launched

THE ARCANE ORDER, the Danish band featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES), has started a studio blog documenting the recording sessions for the group's sophomore album, "In the Wake of Collisions", tentatively due in early 2008 via Metal Blade Records. The CD will be a concept ...

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THE ARCANE ORDER: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

THE ARCANE ORDER, the Danish band featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES), has set "In the Wake of Collisions" as the title of its sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2008 via Metal Blade Records. The CD will be a concept album and it will consist of the ...

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NIGHTINGALE: 'Making Of White Darkness' Video Footage Available

NIGHTINGALE, the Swedish band featuring acclaimed musician/producer Dan Swanö and his brother Dag, has posted two "making of" video clips documenting the recording sessions for the group's recently released sixth album, "White Darkness" (Black Mark). The album was recorded at a big theater, with many of the songs having been tracked as live as can ...

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR To Be Filmed For Future Release

The organizers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival — which is scheduled to take place August 16-18 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England — have announced that this year's event will be captured and immortalized on film. Music movie specialists Dead Duck Productions are co-ordinating a multitude of fixed and roving cameras, stationed all over ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Swedish metallers SCAR SYMMETRY have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 16-18 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, August 16: Outdoor: FIREWIND KIUAS HEAD-ON TESTAMENT Friday, August 17: Outdoor: DAMAGE CONTROL EPICA KORPIKLAANI MEMFIS SCAR SYMMETRY WOLF DARK TRANQUILLITY ...

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DEFIANCE: 'Insomnia' Three-CD Box Set To Include More Than 20 Bonus Tracks

Metal Mind Productions will release "Insomnia", a three-CD digipack containing remastered versions of the following DEFIANCE albums: 1989's "Product of Society", 1990's "Void Terra Firma", and 1992's "Beyond Recognition". This special collector's edition includes classic material from Roadrunner Records' archives, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology and released on golden discs. The three-CD digipack edition is ...

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CEREBRAL FIX Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited British punk/thrash crossover band CEREBRAL FIX has been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 16-18 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. It is rumored that V.I.T.R.I.O.L. from U.K. black metal band ANAAL NATHRAKH will handle vocals for the group as a one-off at this show. The festival billing ...

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Weighing Souls with Sand - THE ANGELIC PROCESS

Canada's Profound Lore continually improves its reputation as an independent label with a nose for the artistically brilliant, carving a niche for itself as a Canadian Southern Lord of sorts. Now comes "Weighing Souls with Sand" by THE ANGELIC PROCESS, a stunningly beautiful, yet mildly disturbing ambient/drone album from husband-and-wife team K.Angylus and Mdragynfly. It ...

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AMULANCE Prepares To Enter Studio

Classic melodic speed metal band AMULANCE is reparing to enter the studio to begin pre-production for its new CD. The group has spent the last several months writing new material for the record, and, according the guitarist Bob Luman, the tunes are absolutely killer. Luman states, "because of the geographical distance between us, we have ...

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'Thrash Metal' Book Due In September

Garry Sharpe–Young's latest book "Thrash Metal" is being readied for publication this September. In addition, Zonda Books will publish Garry's "Death Metal", "Black Metal" and "Power Metal", all before the end of the year. These titles replace the 2001 editions, which have consistently ranked No. 1 on their Amazon.com searches for five years and more. ...

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DOWN: Photos From Recording Studio Posted Online

Several photos of DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — recording their new CD at a Los Angeles studio have surfaced online: Photo#1 ...

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