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SUPREME MAJESTY Announce New Keyboardist

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have announced the addition of 27-year-old keyboardist Mattias Holmgren to the group's ranks. Currently studying creative design in Skellefteå, Sweden while running his own audio production company Morningdew Media, Holmgren has produced material by EMBRACING and AZURE and has played drums on NAGLFAR's classic album "Vittra", which came out in ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING: 'We're Not Close To Hanging It Up'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King recently spoke to Decibel magazine (web site) about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "God Hates Us All", tentatively due late summer/early fall via American Recordings. According to King, the upcoming CD doesn't have a working title just yet ("every time you ...

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Seeds of Pain - KRAGENS

Am I the only one who had not heard of this French band until now? Take a good bit of NEVERMORE's heavy-thrash-meets-traditional-metal (especially those chunky riffs), color with some QUEENSRŸCHE, throw in a tiny bit of TESTAMENT, and you will have a strong sense of what you're getting into with "Seeds of Pain". Shades of ...

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WARRANT Sign With MTM MUSIC; New Album Samples Available

MTM Music has announced the signing of WARRANT, one of the most popular and successful rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s. The band was formed in the mid-'80s and its first official lineup featured vocalist Jani Lane, guitarist Erik Turner, guitarist Joey Allen, bass player Jerry Dixon and drummer Steven Sweet. In ...

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OBSESSION: New Material To Feature 'Absolutely Incredible' All-Star Lineup

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION have been working hard the last two years to try and get new material released. Original members Michael Vescera (vocals; ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MVP) and Jay Mezias (drums; HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN) have recruited Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE), Boston based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE To Release 'All-Star' Album Via MTM MUSIC

MTM Music has announced the signing of Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. The group's new "all-star" album, "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be handled by MTM in Europe, while Avantage Records will be issuing the CD in Brazil. Due in February 2006, "Soundtrack of a Soul" features contributions from the following guest singers: Ez Gomer ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Guest On New LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have announced that former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be making a guest appearance on their new CD, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Sebastian is featured on the track "Another Nail", which was co-written by Bach, Mike Layne, Justin Murr, and Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER'S APPETITE). ...

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HOUSE OF LORDS Frontman To Guest On Greek Radio: Webcast Available

HOUSE OF LORDS frontman James Christian will be interviewed by Greek radio station Rock Radio 104.7 this Monday, October 24 at 11:00 p.m. local time (10:00 p.m. Central European Time). Christian will discuss the band's upcoming appearance at the Greek edition of the U.K.'s premier hard/melodic rock festival, Firefest, which is scheduled to take place ...

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KREATOR Forced To Pull Out Of Turkey's IZMIR ROCK FESTIVAL

German thrashers KREATOR were forced to cancel their appearance at the Izmir Rock Festival in Turkey on Saturday, October 1. Commented mainman Mille Petrozza: "We are very disapointed about the unacceptable conditions we had to face in Izmir last Saturday! The band was looking foreward to play this part of Turkey for the first time, ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY: A New Beginning

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have posted the following message on their official web site: "We regrettably have to inform you of some changes within SUPREME MAJESTY, as three members of the band have decided to leave in order to pursue other things in life. But this is not the end of SUPREME MAJESTY — ...

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Ghost Reveries - OPETH

There's a danger in taking OPETH for granted, now that we've been graced with a staggering seven albums' worth of progressive metal brilliance from them. They have their own sound, with instantly-identifiable elements, and you can only hear them "for the first time" once. That makes it easy to say they peaked when you were ...

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Guitarist KERI KELLI To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Guitarist Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER"S APPETITE) is the latest guest musician to be confirmed to appear on the upcoming "all-star" CD from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Kelli will be playing on the track "Another Nail". As previously reported, guest vocalists set to appear on the CD ...

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HOUSE OF LORDS, DANGER DANGER Confirmed For Greece's FIREFEST

England's premier hard/melodic rock festival, Firefest II, which will take place on Saturday, November 26 at Nottingham Rock City in Nottingham, U.K., will also nbe held in Greece with a slightly different bill. The show will take place at the Underworld Club in Athens on Tuesday, November 29 and the bands that will be appearing ...

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Alternative Music Festival Promoters Forced to Fight City Hall

The first annual New England Punk, Goth, and Metal Festival is reportedly in danger of being relocated from its originally-contracted site, Lowell's LeLecheur Park, due to opposition from the City Manager's office. In what was a sudden turn of events, the festival's promoters allegedly received a call on August 15 with information that the NEPGM ...

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IRON MAIDEN Manager Comments On OZZFEST's 'Disgusting' And 'Unprofessional' Behavior

IRON MAIDEN's manager, Rod Smallwood of Sanctuary Artist Management, has issued the following statement regarding the band's final Ozzfest performance this past weekend in Devore, CA: "MAIDEN are currently returning from America and preparing for U.K. festivals this weekend and don't wish to waste time giving Sharon Osbourne's statement the dignity of a reply. Considering ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE Continuing Work On 'All-Star' CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have been busy for the last year finishing their new all-star CD, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". On Saturday, July 30, they will post two more sound clips from the forthcoming CD, featuring Mike Lee (BARREN CROSS) and Joe Cerisano (SILVER CONDOR, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). Joe's track will also feature two ...

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CHEVELLE To Play CBGB Benefit Show

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE will play a benefit show at legendary New York club CBGB on August 4, with all proceeds going to the "Project Save CBGB" campaign. The club, which launched the careers of the RAMONES, LIVING COLOUR, THE TALKING HEADS and countless others, is in danger of losing its lease and closing ...

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SEVEN WITCHES To Enter Studio In July

SEVEN WITCHES will enter the studio on July 18 to begin recording their sixth album, "Metal Nation". The follow-up to last year's "Year of the Witch" will be the group's first album to feature new singer Alan Tecchio, formerly of HADES and WATCHTOWER. SEVEN WITCHES have yet to announce a new record deal following their ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK FROST To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is the latest guest vocalist scheduled to appear on the new album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. Pearcy's contribution will come in the form of the track "Killer Grin", also featuring Tommy Denander on guitars and Ez Gomer (JET CIRCUS) on bass. LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's "all-star" CD, "Soundtrack of ...

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France's FURY FEST In Danger Of Getting Cancelled

France's Fury Fest is in danger of being cancelled after the festival's organizers failed to provide "any guarantees concerning the security of the public and other people present," according to a local media report. In addition, there weren't any guarantees about hygienic conditions for campers and the festival is said to be not fully insured. ...

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Police Officer, Dispatcher Discuss Alrosa Villa Shootings

NBC 4 has issued the following report: The Columbus police officer who ended a nightclub shooting rampage with one shot and the radio dispatcher who guided officers to the scene discussed the incident Monday with NBC 4. A homemade video of the shooting was released Friday. The camera was positioned at the back right portion ...

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VERACITOR: Pro-BUSH Video Clip Posted Online

Virginia-based pro-Bush outfit VERACITOR have filmed a video for the controversial song "Warmongers of Discontent", which supports President Bush in the war on terror and the war in Iraq. The clip shows "scenes of soldiers fighting in Fallujah clearly in danger, but clearly dominating the battlefield," according to a press release. "It pays homage to ...

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