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BLUDGEON: New Song Available Online

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON are making available for sale a rough-mix version of their new track "Carnage Begins" for a limited time only. Download it at this location this location. "Carnage Begins" comes off the band's sophomore album, "Fuck My Wife Please", tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. The first signing to MANOWAR's Magic ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Featured On This Week's 'VH1 Classic In Concert'

JUDAS PRIEST will be the featured artists in this week's installment of "VH1 Classic In Concert", which debuts on Friday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. The hour-long program showcases live, full-concert performances from some of the greatest names in rock, pop and soul. Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that presents ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Frontman: It's Time To Recharge The Batteries

DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the Norwegian black metal band's unprecedented commercial success and their participation in this year's Ozzfest festival. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal Edge: It must feel good to be considered the No. 1 black metal band in the world today. Shagrath: "Well, of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album Pushed Back To February

JUDAS PRIEST have once again pushed back the release date of their new studio album — this time to February 1, 2005 (January 31, 2005 internationally) from the previously announced January 4, 2005. The release date was moved at the request of the band's record label, Sony/Epic Records in order "to make sure that we ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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OCEANS OF SADNESS Schedule CD-Release Party

Belgian melodic death metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS have scheduled a CD-release party for their third full-length album, "Send In the Clowns", on Saturday, October 27 at The Eendracht in Dessel, Belgium. "The band will play the entire new album for the first time, combined with songs from the previous albums," the group write on their ...

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TNT Singer To Begin Work On Solo Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey everyone. Hope you had a great summer. It's been a crazy couple of years. I thought I would start off with a recap and bring you all up to date. "In 2002 I released what will likely be the last of ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED Begin Recording First Official Demo

THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), have commenced the recording sessions for their first official demo, entitled "In The Big Ending…". "Recordings are taking place as we speak on various locations around the U.K. with top-notch producers," reads a posting on the group's web site. ...

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OCEANS OF SADNESS Complete Work On New Album

Belgian melodic death metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS have set "Send In the Clowns" as the title of their third full-length album, tentatively due in late November. The follow-up to 2002's "Laughing Tears * Crying Smile" was recorded at Midas Studio in Lokeren, Belgium with producer Tony De Block and was mastered by Attie Bauw (JUDAS ...

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STARRATS Begin Recording Sophomore Album

Danish hard rockers STARRATS have entered Whitebranch studio in Hillerød, Denmark to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005. Nine drum tracks have been recorded thus far, and four more songs, plus a couple of covers, will be tracked in the near future. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to "Broken ...

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BLUDGEON Announce New Album Working Title

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON have set "Fuck My Wife Please" as the "working title" of their new album, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. The first signing to MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music, BLUDGEON had their debut album, "Crucify the Priest", produced by MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. A live DVD/CD, entitled "Crucified Live", came out late last ...

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USURPER: 'Cryptobeast' Listening Party Announced

The new USURPER CD, entitled "Cryptobeast", won't be out on Earache Records until the early spring of 2005. While waiting for the pressing/layout/booklet and assorted necessities, the band wants to give some fans the chance to get an early preview. Here are the details. Saturday November 6, 2004 Delilah's 2771 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago IL ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Ringtones Now Available

According to a posting on the official JUDAS PRIEST web site, ringtones featuring several of the band's classic tracks are currently available from www.ringtones.com. The service is currently available only in the U.K. and each tone costs £3. The JUDAS PRIEST ringtones currently available for purchase are "Breaking the Law", "Living After Midnight", ...

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STEEL PROPHET: 'Leatherette' Video Posted Online

California-based power metallers STEEL PROPHET have uploaded the video for their track "Leatherette" at this location (Quicktime, 11 MB). "Leatherette" comes off the group's latest CD, "Beware", which was released in July through Nightmare Records in the U.S., Massacre Records in Europe, Canada and Australia, and Megahard Records in South America. STEEL PROPHET ...

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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Remastered, Reissued

Original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums, vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass) have joined forces with Megaforce Records and ANNIHILATOR chief Jeff Waters to re-master and re-release the first six EXCITER releases. The new versions of the classic early EXCITER albums will be re-mastered by Waters and will contain "loads of bonus material, including videos, rare ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album Release Pushed Back To January

JUDAS PRIEST have postponed the release date of their new studio album to January 4, 2005 from the previously announced December 28, 2004. The release date was moved the request of the band's record label, Sony/Epic Records, according to a posting on the group's official web site. As previously reported, the initial shipment of the ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's 'Gilded Cunt' T-Shirt Banned

According to Roadrunner Records U.K., merchandise company Blue Grape have had their printing plant refuse to handle the proposed artwork for the new CRADLE OF FILTH T-Shirt. The factory (TOT Shirts Ltd.) have been forced to reject the order since staff literally downed tools in disgust. The proposed artwork (see it here) features ...

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Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Talks About Landing ICED EARTH Gig

Former HALFORD and current ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about how he landed the ICED EARTH gig and his gear and technique. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: How did you get the Iced Earth gig? Did you have to audition? Bobby Jarzombek: "I got the ...

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Florida Death Metallers DIABOLIC Split Up

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have officially split up. Due to a recent "business development," founding member Brian Malone has decided to end DIABOLIC's seven-year existence, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This decision in no way reflects upon the professionalism and personalities of the current members of DIABOLIC (Eric Hersemann – guitars, ...

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STARRATS: Debut Album Details Revealed

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will release their debut CD, "Broken Halo", on September 16 through Adrenaline Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Demon 02. Warrior Soul 03. Days of New Thunder 04. Open Wound, Closed Fist 05. Mountain of Disbelief 06. Stars and Lines 07. Losing All Is Freedom ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH, KROKUS Singers To Tour With WHOLE LOTTA METAL

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, PHENOMENA frontman Matt Moreton and ex-KROKUS vocalist Carl Sentance will be touring with the U.K. rock show known as WHOLE LOTTA METAL beginning in early February 2005. The show, which toured early 2004 to "brilliant" reviews, reportedly features music from such bands as SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN and JUDAS PRIEST. ...

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