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PRONG: 'Power Of The Damn Mixxxer' Artwork, Samples Available

The cover artwork for "Power Of The Damn Mixxxer", the remix counterpart to PRONG's 2007 album "Power of The Damager", can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on May 12 via 13th Planet Records. Commented PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor: "We are really excited about this remix compilation of 'Power Of The Damager' ...

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AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED: Another New Song Posted Online

Springfield, Massachusetts grindcore act AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED has posted another new song, "Moral Distortion", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's fourth full-length album, "Agorapocalypse", which is scheduled for an April 14 North American release (April 20 internationally) via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded by the band's own Scott ...

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STARRING JANET LEIGH Signs With IRONCLAD RECORDINGS

Ironclad Recordings (Trevor Phipps of UNEARTH's label) has announced the signing of STARRING JANET LEIGH. Formed in 2003, the Canadian metal act began with creating music the band found both interesting and challenging with no compromise to musical integrity. Fusing death metal, hardcore, and modern jazz to create a sound that can best be described ...

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AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED: New Song Posted Online

Springfield, Massachusetts grindcore act AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED has posted a new song, "Agorapocalypse Now", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's fourth full-length album, "Agorapocalypse", which is scheduled for an April 14 North American release (April 20 internationally) via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded by the band's own Scott ...

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SHAWN CRAHAN: 'SLIPKNOT Is A Culture'

Cathy A. Campagna of The Aquarian Weekly recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The Aquarian Weekly: What was it like when you heard [SLIPKNOT's new album] "All Hope Is Gone" went No. 1? Crahan: Well, for me, not to sound pessimistic ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Song Available For Free Download

A new SMASHING PUMPKINS song called "FOL" made its debut in a Hyundai car commercial that aired during the Super Bowl pre-game show this past Sunday (February 1) on NBC-TV. The track acts as the score for a new ad promoting the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Hyundai VP of marketing Joel Ewanick said that the tune ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Song Debuting In SUPER BOWL Ad

According to The Pulse of Radio, a new SMASHING PUMPKINS song called "FOL" will make its debut in a Hyundai car commercial that will air during the Super Bowl pre-game show this Sunday (February 1) on NBC-TV. The track acts as the score for a new ad promoting the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Hyundai VP of ...

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AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED Completes Work On 'Agorapocalypse'

Springfield, Massachusetts grindcore act AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED has completed work on its fourth full-length album, "Agorapocalypse", for an April 14 North American release (April 20 internationally) via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded by the band's own Scott Hull at his Visceral Sound studios and contains 13 tracks, including "Moral Distortion", "Question Of Integrity", "Trauma Queen", ...

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WARNING Split Explained

British doom legends WARNING have split up after 15 years of existence and two albums. The band's sole remaining original member, Patrick Walker, commented: "The decision to discontinue WARNING has been both a pain and a purgation to me. For the past two years or so, WARNING has been a considerably important part of my ...

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DOUBLE DRAGON Begins Work On New Album

Australia's DOUBLE DRAGON has commenced work on the follow-up to its debut album, "Devastator". Having spent this year touring Australia as a headline act and touring as main support for SOILWORK, CARCASS and THE HAUNTED, DOUBLE DRAGON has decided the best thing to do to "keep the ball moving" is to not waste any time ...

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PRO-PAIN Announces New Drummer

Florida-based hardcore/metal veterans PRO-PAIN have added drummer Rick Halverson to their lineup. Rick is best known for his work with Omaha thrashers NARCOTIC SELF, STEPHEN PEARCY (RATT) and the power metal group CELLADOR. Halverson states: "PRO-PAIN is a phenomenal band to be working with. I'm really down with the integrity that the band carries and ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist To Release Solo Album

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist/songwriter Ben Moody will release a solo album on March 3, 2009. The CD will feature a guest appearance by young Montana alternative rock/acoustic solo artist Hana Pestle, who is signed to Moody's label, FNR Records. Pestle's sound carries a unique blend of influences as diverse as RADIOHEAD, SARAH MCLACHLAN, and THE CRANBERRIES. ...

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Tweak'd Out, Strung Up... - EIGHTEEN WHEELS BURNING

Hey, Meteor City's back! Good to see the nameplate under new management, still flying the flag for the unrepentantly shaggy, heavy-lidded and riff-tastic. EIGHTEEN WHEELS BURNING is a hard-livin', hard-touring stoner rock band risen from the long-cold ashes of THE WANT, who did a record on Southern Lord almost a decade ago. After a few ...

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The March - UNEARTH

With all the hype and ado regarding whether or not recent releases from big-leaguers like METALLICA and SLIPKNOT have recaptured said bands' once proven, but since lost (according to some) integrity and intensity, it's refreshing to know that one of tomorrow's torch-carriers have produced an effort that is undeniably solid and, not only true to ...

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Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder - CRADLE OF FILTH

While parts of "Nymphetamine" saw a return to the blaspheme and bedlam that prevailed during the early days of CRADLE OF FILTH; its predecessor, "Thornography" left more to be desired than any album in their discography. Commercially, the 2006 release might have been a success, but that element of blackened (well, dark grey at least) ...

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REFLECTION: New Video Interview Available

Elena Mihailidou and Labros Tennes of Metalzone.gr recently conducted an interview with guitarist Stathis Pavladis and vocalist Leo Stivala of Greek epic doom metallers REFLECTION. Watch the 26-minute chat below. REFLECTION's new album, "When Shadows Fall", was released eaerlier in the year via Italy's Cruz Del Sur Music. Stathis Pavlantis previously stated about ...

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Ex-RAINBOW Members Unite With Son Of RITCHIE BLACKMORE To Form OVER THE RAINBOW

Former RAINBOW musicians Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Carey, Bobby Rondinelli and Greg Smith have united with a second-generation Blackmore to form OVER THE RAINBOW. OVER THE RAINBOW is: Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW 1980-1984) - Vocals Tony Carey (RAINBOW 1975-1978) - Keyboards Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW 1980-1983) - Drums Greg Smith (RAINBOW 1994-1997) - Bass Jürgen "J.R." ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'Everybody Knows We Would Like To Have A SEPULTURA Reunion'

Steven Patrick of Uweekly.com recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ex-SEPULTURA). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Uweekly.com: Now that you've reconciled with your brother Igor [ex-SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer], do you see a SEPULTURA reunion happening in the future? Max: Well, it's not ...

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FORBIDDEN Guitarist On Upcoming Presidential Election: 'Use Your Illusion Of Freedom Wisely'

Guitarist Craig Locicero of reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN has released the following message: "I've been meaning to share my feelings about the upcoming election for weeks now, but articulating them is very difficult for me. And if you live somewhere other then the USA, please don't hold anything against FORBIDDEN. This is ...

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OATHBREAKER To Release Mini-CD Through HOLY S**T! RECORDS

Belgian hardcore act OATHBREAKER will release its debut mini-CD through Holy Shit! Records. According to a press release, "OATHBREAKER arose from the ashes of NO RECESS. But make no mistake about it, OATHBREAKER is a different band. OATHBREAKER equals four talented musicians, each one of them. Despite their short period of existence and the young ...

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