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FORBIDDEN/Ex-TESTAMENT Guitarist To Deliver 'Shredding Masterclass' In London

Acclaimed guitarist Steve Smyth (NEVERMORE, TESTAMENT, VICIOUS RUMORS) will deliver a "shredding masterclass" on Wednesday, November 23 at the Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance in London, England. Steve is no newcomer in the metal music or shred guitar world. He spent four years with power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS and four years with thrash metal legends ...

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SAETITH Signs To RISING RECORDS

North American extreme metal act SAETITH has inked a worldwide deal with the U.K. record label Rising Records for the release of its next full-length album. The band said, "Preparations for the new record have already begun and we will officially enter the studio to begin recording the new album shortly after returning from our ...

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BURST: Details Of Last-Ever Show Announced

Sweden's BURST will play its last show ever on Friday, December 18 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. According to the band, "There will be a bunch of cool giveaways, including the rare, out-of-print CDEP 'In Coveting Ways' to the first 100 through the door." In addition, the entire show will be filmed by for a ...

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SIX FEET UNDER's TERRY BUTLER Lays Down Bass Tracks For OBLITERHATE Debut

Due to bassist Derrick Ramirez's (DRAGONLORD, ex-TESTAMENT) unavoidable hectic schedule, he has been forced to cancel his participation in the upcoming debut album from OBLITERHATE, the brainchild of guitarist Calvin Chiang of the Singaporean death thrash metal band RASPATUL. The project, which is said to follow a "more brutal and intricate direction" than RASPATUL, features ...

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DRAGONLORD Announces Two Shows In California

DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, has announced the following headlining shows: April 24 – Alameda, CA – Roosters Roadhouse April 25 – Frenso, CA – The Crossroads Commented Peterson: "These DRAGONLORD shows coming up are a rare breed, as we haven't had much time for the band to ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: 'Slaves Of The World' Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian melodic black metal band OLD MAN'S CHILD, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), will release its new album, "Slaves Of The World", on May 19 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD was recorded last fall at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: 'Slaves Of The World' Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian melodic black metal band OLD MAN'S CHILD, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), will release its new album, "Slaves Of The World", on May 19 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD was recorded last fall at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Checks In From The Road

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has issued the following update from the "Priest Feast" tour, also featuring JUDAS PRIEST and TESTAMENT: "Sweden rocks! "Today, I woke up at 5:45am to crawl out of the bus to the Radisson SAS Scandanavia in Gothenburg, Sweden. After some additional shut-eye, I went down for brekkie and then, after answering ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: New Song Posted Online

Norwegian melodic black metal band OLD MAN'S CHILD, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), has posted the title track from its forthcoming album, "Slaves Of The World", on the group's MySpace page. Due on May 19 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally), the CD was recorded last ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Century Media Records has set a May 19 North American release date for the new album from Norwegian melodic black metal masters OLD MAN'S CHILD, entitled "Slaves Of The World". The band, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), recorded the CD last fall at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer ...

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FORBIDDEN Preparing To Record New Material

Guitarist Craig Locicero of reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrahers FORBIDDEN has issued the following update: "Time for a quick news bit about what's upcoming. We're going to be laying down some tracks on a couple of new FORBIDDEN tunes next week with Tim Narducci [SYSTEMATIC] co-producing it with the band. We've been working on ...

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Guitarist STEVE SMYTH Announces NAMM Appearances

Guitarist Steve Smyth (FORBIDDEN, THE ESSENESS PROJECT, NEVERMORE, TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD, VICIOUS RUMORS) will attend this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants), which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. His schedule is as follows: Randall Amps: Friday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. (performing/meet-and-greet, Booth 5244B) B.C. Rich Guitars: ...

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TESTAMENT, LAAZ ROCKIT, DUBLIN DEATH PATROL: 'New Year's Eve Blowout Bash' Footage Available

TESTAMENT, LAAZ ROCKIT, DUBLIN DEATH PATROL and DRAGONLORD rang in 2009 with special New Year's Eve (December 31) concert at Fat City in San Francisco, California. Video footage of some of the performances can be viewed below (all clips uploaded by "Rudeness2006"). Former MEGADETH/KING DIAMOND guitarist Glen Drover filled in for Alex Skolnick for TESTAMENT's ...

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DUBLIN DEATH PATROL: New Dates Announced

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) — the band featuring TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and former EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza — has scheduled the following dates: Dec. 31 - Fat City - San Francisco, CA * Jan. 02 - Pine Street Bar & Grill - Livermore, CA * With LAAZ ROCKIT, DRAGONLORD and members of TESTAMENT ...

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