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RUSH: Video Interview With ALEX LIFESON Posted Online

RUSH guitarist took part in the annual Andy Kim Christmas show on December 10, 2008 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada's Mod Club. ChartAttack.com interviewed Alex at the concert about his involvement with the event, RUSH's "Snakes & Arrows" tour, his favorite RUSH songs, and RUSH's plans for their next album. Watch the four-minute clip below. In ...

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KING DIAMOND Comments On 'Guitar Hero: Metallica' Game Inclusion

Danish singer King Diamond (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) has issued the following update: "So the black cat is out of the bag. August 2008, just before the Ozzfest, Lars Ulrich called me with a very unique suggestion. He was inviting MERCYFUL FATE to be a part of METALLICA's and Activision's Guitar Hero: Metallica videogame. Of ...

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KOLDBRANN: Footage From Last Year's MOTSTØY Festival Available

Imhotep has posted video footage (see below) of Norwegian black metallers KOLDBRANN performing at last year's Motstøy festival, which was held October 10-11, 2008 at Sliperihallen in Notodden, Norway. KOLDBRANN released a mini-CD, "Stigma: På Kant Med Livet", on August 15, 2008 via Twilight-Vertrieb. The band's most recent full-length album, "Moribund", came out ...

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TOMBS Announces Radio Appearances

Brooklyn, New York's TOMBS will perform live on WKDU 91.7's "Dawn of the Apocalypse" show tomorrow (Wednesday February 11) at 11:00 a.m. EST. The program, which is hosted by Kim Kelly, can also be heard online at WKDU.org. TOMBS will also perform live on WFMU 91.1 on Thursday, February 12 as part of "Diane's Kamikaze ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist GLEN DROVER Issues Update

Canadian guitarist Glen Drover (ex-MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, EIDOLON) has issued the following update: "Yes, I know it's been a bit quiet here lately, but I have been very busy in the studio doing a few different things, most notably trying to finish off the song 'Egyptian Danza' which is an Al Di Meola song from ...

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ANUBIS GATE To Release New Album Next Month

Danish melodic progressive power metal band ANUBIS GATE will release its new album, "The Detached", on February 27 via Locomotive Records. According to a press release, the CD features "12 amazing songs" based on a story by renowned game play writer Martin Rauff and set to lyrics by ANUBIS GATE's own Henrik Fevre. The album, ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer's BURNING HUMAN Signs With KOCH RECORDS

BURNING HUMAN, the resurrected death metal band featuring SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner, has inked a deal with Koch Records for the release of the group's long-awaited debut album, "Resurrection Through Fire". Due on April 21, the CD was produced and mixed by James Murphy (DEATH, OBITUARY, TESTAMENT) in his SafeHouse Productions studio in central ...

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KING DIAMOND Is Madly In Love With His 24-Year-Old Wife

Danish web site BT.dk recently conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal singer King Diamond (real name: Kim Bendix Petersen; KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) in which he speaks about his 24-year-old Hungarian wife Livia Zita, whom he calls his "soulmate." According to King, who is 52 years old, he spoke to Livia for ...

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GIDGET GEIN Memorial Benefit Held In Los Angeles

Lina Lecaro of the LA Weekly reports that a memorial benefit was held last Wednesday (December 3) at the Dragonfly in Los Angeles for former MARILYN MANSON bassist Gidget Gein, who was found dead in early October in his home in Burbank, California. The memorial, hosted by APOCALIPSTICK lass Lenora Claire and fetish ...

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KOLDBRANN Confirmed For Germany's BARTHER METAL OPENAIR Festival

Norwegian black metallers KOLDBRANN have been confirmed for next year's Barther Metal Openair festival, set to take place August 14-15, 2009 in Barth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLACK MESSIAH BLISS OF FLESH DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT DORNENREICH DRACONIS INFERNUM ENDLESS DISTRUST GRABAK ISTAPP KOLDBRANN LAY DOWN ROTTEN MOLOCH NEFARIUM NIDHØGG OBSCURITY ...

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EVIL Wants You To 'Take Good Care Of Your Balls'

Video footage of reactivated Danish metallers EVIL performing the song "Take Good Care Of Your Balls" at the Keep It True XI festival on November 15, 2008 at Soundpark-Ost (ex-Rockpalast) in Würzburg, Germany can be viewed below (clip uploaded by "stoneagelightning"). Originally formed as NEVER MIND in 1982, EVIL went through a number of lineup ...

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DYING FETUS: New Video Interview With JOHN GALLAGHER Available

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist John Gallagher of Maryland-based extreme metallers DYING FETUS at the Trois Rivières Metalfest, which was held November 7-8, 2008 at the Bâtisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Watch the 10-minute chat below. DYING FETUS's video for the track "Homicidal Retribution" was lensed by director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Italian Dates Announced

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has scheduled two shows in Italy in January: Jan. 16 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Sound Club Jan. 17 - Teramo, Italy - Village Live Club Video footage of GIRLSCHOOL's October 28, 2008 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). GIRLSCHOOL's 30th-anniversary album, "Legacy", ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Munich Footage Available

Video footage of the veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL's October 28, 2008 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). GIRLSCHOOL's 30th-anniversary album, "Legacy", will be released in Europe on November 3. The CD was made available in Germany and Austria on October 24 and will be issued in North ...

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MANTRIC Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

MANTRIC, the new band featuring former members of the Norwegian progressive thrash/death metal act EXTOL, are putting the finishing touches on their debut album. The CD will be mixed by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark and will feature a musical direction that is described in a press release as "a natural evolution from ...

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KOLDBRANN: New Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers KOLDBRANN have scheduled the following dates: Nov. 01 - Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany (Ultima Ratio Festival) Nov. 02 - De Azijnfabriek - Roermond, Netherlands Nov. 21 - Radar - Asker, Norway Nov. 22 - Elm Street - Oslo, Norway KOLDBRANN released a new mini-CD, "Stigma: På Kant Med Livet", on August 15 ...

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DYING FETUS: Oakland Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted video footage (see below) of DYING FETUS's October 14, 2008 performance at Oakland Metro in Oakland, California. Also on the bill were KATAKLYSM, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN and DREAMING DEAD. DYING FETUS is among the confirmed bands for the eighth edition of the Trois Rivières Metalfest, set to take ...

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DYING FETUS: Entire Rochester Show Posted Online

UVTV's web site has been updated with the entire performance from Maryland-based extreme metallers DYING FETUS, filmed at The Penny Arcade in Rochester, New York when the band was on tour earlier this year. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Schematics 02. In Times Of War 03. Homicidal Retribution 04. We Are ...

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