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JUDAS PRIEST's Co-Founding Guitarist ERNIE CHATAWAY Dead At 62

JUDAS PRIEST's co-founding guitarist Ernie Chataway has died at the age of 62. He was reportedly battling lung cancer for quite some time before his death. The original JUDAS PRIEST lineup, featuring Chataway, singer Al Atkins, bassist Bruno Stapenhill and drummer John Partridge, came together in 1969 but lasted only seven months. A new version ...

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MEGADETH: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire Buenos Aires Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of MEGADETH's entire May 2 concert at Teatro Vorterix in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be seen below. Commented MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine: "Glad you all got to see the amazing phenomenon of MEGADETH and Buenos Aires' love for each other. The problem, if there is one, is that this passion is ...

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TESLA: 'So Divine' Song Available For Streaming

"So Divine...", a brand new song from TESLA, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's new studio album "Simplicity", which will be released on June 6 in Europe viaFrontiers Records and on June 10 in North America through Tesla Electric Company Recording's arrangement with Entertainment One Music ...

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Hammer of the Witch - RINGWORM

Two things you can count on with RINGWORM: freaking fast and double-freaking loud. You can also expect the Cleveland hardcore-thrashers to divvy out lyrical themes devoted to horror, nihilism, witchcraft, jackals and the king of the underworld. After all, the RINGWORM hell posse posits on their latest album "Hammer of the Witch" that one of ...

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TESLA To Release 'Simplicity' Album In June

Frontiers Records will release TESLA's brand new studio album, "Simplicity", on June 6 in Europe. The Sacramento rockers are back with 14 new songs offering a ride of energy that doesn't come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20 years. "Simplicity" is TESLA's seventh all-original ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Magic Forest' Title Track Available For Streaming

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metal band AMBERIAN DAWN will release its new album, "Magic Forest", on July 8 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. The CD's title track can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. Says AMBERIAN DAWN songwriter Tuomas Seppälä: "I'm very glad about this new deal with Napalm Records. I'm sure that ...

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LOUDNESS To Release 'The Sun Will Rise Again' Album In June

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their new studio album, "The Sun Will Rise Again", on June 4. A teaser for the video for the CD's title track can be seen below. Fan-filmed video footage of LOUDNESS performing a brand new song, "Mortality", from "The Sun Will Rise Again", on March 31 aboard the Monsters Of ...

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THE SKULL Joined By Former PENTAGRAM Guitarist MATT GOLSDSBOROUGH

THE SKULL — the heavy doom-rock band featuring original TROUBLE members, vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, alongside longtime former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner and SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller — has announced the addition of former PENTAGRAM guitarist Matt Goldsborough to the group's ranks. He will be taking over for Chuck Robinson, ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Magic Forest' Release Date Announced

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metal band AMBERIAN DAWN will release its new album, "Magic Forest", on July 8 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. Says AMBERIAN DAWN songwriter Tuomas Seppälä: "I'm very glad about this new deal with Napalm Records. I'm sure that our cooperation will be successful and enjoyable. This label showed interest in ...

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THE SKULL Featuring Former TROUBLE Members: Two Singles Available For Streaming

THE SKULL, the new band featuring original members of American doom metal legends TROUBLEEric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums) — alongside longtime TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller, and former TROUBLE bassist-turned-guitarist Chuck Robinson, has unleashed two new singles recorded with acclaimed producer/engineer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, NEUROSIS). The ...

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MACHINE HEAD Seeks To Dismiss Former Bassist ADAM DUCE's Lawsuit

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD are seeking to dismiss the lawsuit that was filed against them by the band's former bassist, Adam Duce, claiming that that Duce has "failed to state a claim for federal trademark infringement" and "has failed to state any claim against [MACHINE HEAD's new bassist] Jared MacEachern or [MACHINE ...

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SEPREVATION To Release 'Consumed' In May

U.K. death thrashers SEPREVATION will release their debut full-length album, "Consumed", on May 10. The CD was recorded at 16th Cellar Studios in Rome, Italy with acclaimed producer Stefano Morabito (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HOUR OF PENANCE, EYECONOCLAST, ACRANIA, BLOODSHOT DAWN). SEPREVATION guitarist Joss Farrington comments on "Consumed": "I think fans of [the 2012 EP] 'Ritual Abuse' ...

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UNLEASHED: Two-Camera Fan-Filmed Mix Of HAMMERFEST Performance

A two-camera fan-filmed mix of UNLEASHED's March 15 performance at this year's Hammerfest, which was held at Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, Wales, can be seen below. UNLEASHED's new album, "Odalheim", was released in April 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced by Fredrik Folkare and recorded in at Chrome ...

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THE SKULL Featuring Former TROUBLE Members: Two Singles To Be Released In April

THE SKULL, the new band featuring original members of American doom metal legends TROUBLEEric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums) — alongside longtime TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller, and former TROUBLE bassist-turned-guitarist Chuck Robinson, will unleash two new singles recorded with acclaimed producer/engineer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, NEUROSIS). The ...

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