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CONTRA: New Video, Album Samples Posted Online

California-based metallers CONTRA have posted their video for the track "This Machine Kills" at their official web site. Check it out at this location. "This Machine Kills" is the title track from their forthcoming debut album, due on August 30 via Mediaskare Records. The CD was recorded at Undercity Studios with producer Logan ...

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Issue VI - DEW-SCENTED

It's quite simple really; those who enjoy the razor-sharp, precision thrash of bands like THE HAUNTED (such as myself) should at least be able to appreciate the unbridled fury of Germany's DEW-SCENTED (as I can). On album number six ("Issue VI"), DEW-SCENTED churns out another quality modern thrash album. Whereas THE HAUNTED added a few ...

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CONFESSOR Seek Actress For Upcoming Video

Reunited progressive doom-metal legends CONFESSOR are looking for an actress to perform in the group's upcoming music video. "The actress must be available for one, possibly two days of filming in September in the Raleigh, NC area," the band write in a press release. "The person will be playing the part of a junkie, so ...

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MURDER ONE: New Album Samples Posted Online

Britain's MURDER ONE, featuring vocalists Paul Catten (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) and John Loughlin (RAGING SPEEDHORN), bassist Jules McBride (ex-PULKAS) and guitarist Mark Seddon (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE), have uploaded two tracks from their full-length debut, due later in the year. "Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid" was produced by Dan Turner and is described by the band as ...

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Count Your Blessings - AGENTS OF MAN

Metalcore galore from this collection of New Jersey scene veterans. Singing choruses, shouted verses, big riffs, the works — it's gonna be really hard for AGENTS OF MAN to differentiate themselves from the crowd in 2005. One thing they have going in their favor is a slightly more hardcore edge, an east-coast toughness most evident ...

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Report: HELLFEST Celebrates Extreme Music

Scott Frost of Trentonian.com has issued the following report: A weekend concert celebrating extreme music, that last year caused quite a stir in Elizabeth with its sometimes violent fan base, is coming to Trenton's Sovereign Bank Arena. Organizers said tickets will go on sale today for Hellfest, a three-day ritual of ear-shattering music ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He Gets High Now By Working Out

The Associated Press has issued the following report: April 20 marked the one-year anniversary of sobriety for rock's seemingly indestructible icon, Ozzy Osbourne. Now he's found a new passion to feed his addictive personality: working out. To get himself in shape for Ozzfest, now in its tenth year, the "Mad Man of Rock" is hitting ...

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The Now And The Future Of NASUM

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Many things have happened since the identification of Mieszko's [Talarczyk, NASUM guitarist/vocalist, victim of the Southeast Asian tsunami] body on February 17, 2005, the day we closed down Nasum.com. I wrote, 'You know why' on the page that met the ...

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QUEEN Honored At Britain's IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS

According to BrianMay.com, QUEEN today collected two major awards at the 50th Ivor Novello Awards, held this afternoon in London. Given each year, The Ivors, presented by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters in association with The Performing Rights Society (PRS), are given to celebrate British songwriting and acknowledge the music of the previous ...

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