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INTO ETERNITY Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Canada's INTO ETERNITY have been confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MAGO DE OZ W.A.S.P. HAMMERFALL INTO ETERNITY METAL CHURCH Second Stage: ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: 'Black Empire' MP3 Posted Online

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have uploaded the title track of their recently released sophomore album, "Black Empire", at this location. The follow-up to 2004's ...

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U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival Backed By Mighty WACKEN

The mighty German heavy metal festival, Wacken, has leant its European marketing muscle to the U.K. in a global demonstration of support for the launch of Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) — the leading independent U.K. festival that is dedicated to heavy metal music. With Wacken's support, B-O-A will be an international Mecca for heavy metal ...

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MANOWAR: 'Hell On Earth IV' Details Revealed

MANOWAR is proud to announce the upcoming release of their newest video, "Hell On Earth IV", which contains 2 video discs and 1 audio disc for a total of 4 1/2 hours of total viewing time. More details on the availability to be confirmed soon, watch here! Main Disc: * Highlights of the entire 2002 ...

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M3: 'Classic WHITESNAKE' DVD Gets A Release Date

Classic Pictures has set a May 23 U.K. release date for "Rough an' Ready" (cover), the new live DVD from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan ...

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MONTERREY METAL FEST: Final Festival Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, which will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MAGO DE OZ W.A.S.P. HAMMERFALL SONATA ARCTICA METAL CHURCH Second Stage: ...

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PROTOTYPE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their second album, "Continuum". Drums for the CD were recorded at Steve Vai's Mothership studio in Hollywood, CA by original drummer Damion Ramirez, while the remaining tracks were laid down at the band's own Utopia studio. Producer Neil ...

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BENEDICTION Hard At Work On New Album

Death metal veterans BENEDICTION have finally started work in earnest on their follow-up album to 2001's "Organised Chaos". Vocalist Dave Hunt, guitarists Darren Brookes and Peter Rew, and bassist Frank Healy will be assisted in the writing and fine-tuning of the forthcoming tracks by their old drummer, Neil Hutton, and ex-DIMMU BORGIR/CRADLE OF FILTH skinsman ...

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Annihilation of the Wicked - NILE

When Karl Sanders said "be prepared to be crushed" in reference to "Annihilation of the Wicked", he was not exaggerating. I'd venture to say that this is the heaviest NILE album to date, perhaps in part due to Neil Kernon's outstanding (as usual) production, one that brings out the sheer brutality and precision of Sanders' ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: MCFARLANE TOYS To Release Individual Figures

According to a posting at McFarlane.com, the MÖTLEY CRÜE deluxe boxed set McFarlane Toys released in November of 2004 was extremely popular with toy and CRÜE fans alike. So popular, in fact, it became hard to find pretty quickly. Now McFarlane Toys has decided to release each of the band members — Vince Neil, Nikki ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Singer Gets His GRAMMY

United Press International is reporting that Grammy Awards organizers decided it was better late than never for former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant. Plant received his Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday (March 17) prior to his keynote interview at the annual South By Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. Plant was absent Feb. 12, when ...

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RUSH Drumline Style

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, The Placer Highschool Drumline, from Auburn California, will be performing a medley of RUSH at this Friday's (March 18) "Winter Drumline and Guard Spectacular". The piece, entitled "Red Star", opens with "YYZ", then goes into the intro of "The Spirit of Radio" ...

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AKERCOCKE To Play First Gig Since Guitarist's Departure

The U.K.'s premier (and best dressed!) death metallers AKERCOCKE are set to play an exclusive one-off show at Headbangers Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany on Thursday, March 17. The gig will mark the group's first live performance since guitarist Paul Scanlan left the band (he has since been replaced by ex-BERZERKER guitarist Matt Wilcock). Also appearing ...

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Original ANTHRAX Singer Announces New Band Lineup, Album Title

Original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has joined forces with the progressive power metal twin guitar attack of Kurt James (DR. MASTERMIND, ex-STEELER, DRIVER) and Beau Simpson (ex-FAIL FOR FUN). The thunderous rhythm section is powered by the double bass drumming fury of Mikey Neil (CAGE) and menacing bassist Mike Giordano (CAGE). The band is set ...

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DAN SWANÖ Begins Mixing New NIGHTINGALE Album

Multi-talented Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö has commenced mixing NIGHTINGALE's "Nightfall Overture", containing re-recorded songs from the group's first three releases. The following message was posted by Swanö today on his official forum: "I am about to begin the mixdown of the 'Nightfall Overture' album today. As usual, I haven't been 'pro' enough during the tracking, ...

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CORONER Reunion In The Works?

The legendary technical metal band CORONER from Zurich, Switzerland have been asked to take part in a metal festival to take place in Chicago in late 2005. Guitarist Tommy Vetterli (a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron, more recently of KREATOR) was contacted and offered a headlining slot at the festival, which is reportedly being organized by producer ...

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