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MESSIAH'S KISS Announces New Lead Guitarist

MESSIAH'S KISS, the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT singer Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR), has announced the addition of lead guitarist Jason Banks to the group's ranks. "The brother of bassist Wayne, already known in the scene when he was playing for Blaze Bayley, among others, came to rehearse at the MESSIAH'S KISS ...

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Join MANOWAR On Stage At The MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL

During the Magic Circle Festival, scheduled for July 7, 2007 in Bad Arolsen, Germany, MANOWAR will give a unique opportunity for some lucky fans. One fan will receive the opportunity to play guitar during MANOWAR's "The Gods Made Heavy Metal" while other fans will have the opportunity to join the band on stage for the ...

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MANOWAR Confirmed For Bulgaria's KALIAKRA ROCK FEST

MANOWAR has been confirmed as the headliner of the third day of the Kaliakra Rock Fest, set to take place at the Kaliakra Stadium in Kavarna, Bulgaria. Joey DeMaio (bass), Eric Adams (vocals), Scott Columbus (drums) and Karl Logan (guitar) will perform on June 30 (Saturday), the event's promoters Joker Media annonced earlier today. During ...

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GAMMA RAY, DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Confirmed For Germany's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL

German power metallers GAMMA RAY and DAVID SHANKLE GROUP (featuring former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle) have been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival, set to take place July 7 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. Headlining the event will be MANOWAR, with HOLYHELL, MESSIAH'S KISS (the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT singer Mike Tirelli) and MAJESTY ...

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MANOWAR's MAGIC CIRCLE To Release Band's New Live Album, RHAPSODY OF FIRE's First-Ever DVD

On July 6, 2007, MANOWAR will release its as-yet-untitled new double live album. This more-than-two-hour-long manifest of pure power will feature the entire setlist of the recent Demons, Dragons and Warriors Tour 2007, including tracks that have never been played live, like "The Oath" and "Mountains", as well as immortal classics like "Warriors Of The ...

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MAJESTY Confirmed For Germany's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL

Germany's MAJESTY has been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival, set to take place July 7 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. Headlining will be the event will be MANOWAR, with HOLYHELL and MESSIAH'S KISS (the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT singer Mike Tirelli) also scheduled to appear. Many more acts will be announced. MAJESTY's third ...

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MANOWAR Preparing To Return To U.K.?

In an exclusive interview in the latest issue of the U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio has suggested that the veteran metal warriors may be preparing to make their first U.K. appearance in over a decade. "We've decided that our U.K. fans should no longer be fucked over by the assholes who are ...

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HOLYHELL Confirmed For Germany's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL

HOLYHELL, the stunning female-fronted newcomer band from MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music, has been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival, set to take place July 7 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. Headlining will be the event will be MANOWAR, with MESSIAH'S KISS (the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT singer Mike Tirelli) also scheduled to appear. Many ...

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MESSIAH'S KISS Confirmed For MANOWAR's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL

MESSIAH'S KISS, the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT singer Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR), will take part in the Magic Circle Festival in the heart of Germany, Bad Arolsen on July 7. Headlining will be the event will be MANOWAR, with many more acts yet to be announced. MESSIAH'S KISS's third album, "Dragonheart", ...

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BLACK SABBATH, SHADOWS FALL, STATIC-X First-Week Sales Revealed

SHADOWS FALL's Atlantic Records debut, "Threads of Life", sold just over 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 46 on The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially less than the 39,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "The War Within" (Century Media), which came out ...

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MANOWAR To Headline Germany's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL In July

Throughout MANOWAR's legendary career, the band has delivered on its promise to return to each country where the band has performed. Still, the sold-out Schleyerhalle crowd was unprepared for what bassist Joey DeMaio would announce as he stepped to the front of the stage. On July 7, 2007, Manowar will headline the Magic Circle Festival ...

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LION'S SHARE Signs With AFM RECORDS

After four successful albums and several tours with bands like MANOWAR, DIO, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, U.D.O., ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE, Swedish heavy metal masters LION'S SHARE are back with their long-awaited comeback masterpiece, "Emotional Coma", due out on June 15 in Europe through AFM Records. The band features guitar player and founding member Lars Chriss, along ...

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MANOWAR: 'Die For Metal' Video Posted Online

MANOWAR's video for the song "Die for Metal" has been posted online at YouTube. Portions of the clip were filmed on February 24, 2007 in Bochum, Germany, during the release party for the band's new album, "Gods of War". Besides the fans, the video stars well-known German actor Tim Sander. "Die for Metal" ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Studio Update

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "We had a great vocal/guitar session over the weekend! Stefan [Leibing, guitar] finished his guitar work for our new album at the U3 studio with our good friend Achim Köhler engineering. Ralf [Scheepers] recorded another vocal track. We're only a ...

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MELIAH RAGE: In Writing Mode

Guitarist Anthony Nichols of Boston metallers MELIAH RAGE has been busy writing music for the band's next record, tentatively due before the end of the year. According to the group, "the music thus far is heavier and more riff-oriented than the last two releases, but has all the elements of classic MELIAH RAGE." A remastered ...

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HOLYHELL To Release Debut Single This Week

HOLYHELL, the stunning female-fronted newcomer band from Magic Circle Music, is preparing to take the world by storm with their debut single "Apocalypse". The single will be available in stores in Germany, Austria, Switzerland on March 23 and will also be sold at the venues during the band's guest appearance on the current "Demons, Dragons ...

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