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JUDAS PRIEST At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL; Photos Available

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST played the second show of their current world tour Thursday night (June 5) at the Sweden Rock Festival in Slvesborg, Sweden. The group's setlist was reportedly the same as it was two days earlier in Helsinki, Finland: 01. Intro: Dawn of Creation 02. Prophecy 03. Metal Gods 04. Eat ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Japanese Tour Announced

Concert promoter UDO Artist Inc. has announced the details of JUDAS PRIEST's Japanese tour via the July 2008 issue of Burrn! magazine. The dates are as follows: Sep. 24 - Public Hall, Nagoya, JPN Sep. 25 - Festival Hall, Osaka, JPN Sep. 26 - Festival Hall, Osaka, JPN Sep. 28 - National Convention Hall, Yokohama, ...

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ANVIL CHORUS: In Recording Mode

After three successful San Francisco reunion shows, influential '80s progressive NWOSFHM band ANVIL CHORUS has nearly wrapped up recording 12 songs for probable 2008 release. The tracks are all re-recorded, new versions of the popular cassette demo songs that have been widely traded in the worldwide metal underground for the past 25 years! These cuts ...

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WES BORLAND: New Audio Interview Available

A Metal Hammer podcast interview with former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist and current BLACK LIGHT BURNS frontman Wes Borland is available for download at this location (MP3 file; 29 MB). BLACK LIGHT BURNS has set an August 5 release date for its upcoming "covers" album and DVD package. Entitled "Cover Your Heart and The ...

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ANVIL To Perform With JOEY BELLADONNA In Kingston

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will team up with former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna for a concert tomorrow (Thursday, May 22) at Time To Laugh in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar) and Robb Reiner (drums) who, after a desultory ...

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WES BORLAND Talks YAMAHA Guitars; Video Available

PennyRoyal Films and Yamaha teamed up last year to produce a video with ex-LIMP BIZKIT guitarist/BLACK LIGHT BURNS mainman Wes Borland and world-renowned luthier John Gudesi to talk about the process and design of the Wes Borland signature guitar by Yamaha. PennyRoyal Films has just released a segment of the video for the fans' enjoyment. ...

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ANVIL's Documentary: New York Premiere Announced

"Anvil! The Story of Anvil", a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar) and Robb Reiner (drums) who, after a desultory European tour with their band ANVIL, decide to record a 13th album in a final attempt to fulfill their boyhead dreams of stardom, will be shown at BAM ...

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MARTYR: 'Havoc In Quebec City' Trailer, Preview Available

A trailer for "Havoc in Quebec City", the brand new DVD from French-Canadian technical death masters MARTYR, can be viewed below. Also posted online is a full-length version of the song "Nameless, Faceless, Neverborn". "Havoc in Quebec City" was filmed on April 6, 2007 at Imperial de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec and is available ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: New Album Title Announced

Polish female-fronted heavy metallers CRYSTAL VIPER have set "Metal Nation" as the title of their new album, due late 2008 through Karthago Records (CD version) and High Roller Records (limited vinyl version). Songtitles set to appear on the LP include "Metal Nation", "1428", "Die By The Blade", "Zombie Lust", "The Anvil Of Hate", "Crimson Tears", ...

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BLACK LIGHT BURNS: 'Cover Your Heart' CD+DVD Details Revealed

BLACK LIGHT BURNS, the new band led by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, has finalized the track listing for its upcoming "covers" album and DVD package. Entitled "Cover Your Heart and The Anvil Pants Odyssey", it will feature the following cuts: 01. Forkboy (LARD) 02. So Alive (LOVE AND ROCKETS) 03. Hungry Like The ...

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IMPENDING DOOM: Tour Dates Announced

California-based Christian death metallers IMPENDING DOOM are touring in support of their debut album, "Nailed. Dead. Risen.", which has been hailed as "devastatingly dark and crushing metal." In addition to their tour dates with DEAD TO FALL, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS, STICK TO YOUR GUNS and WINDS OF PLAGUE, IMPENDING DOOM will also be ...

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BLACK LIGHT BURNS To Release Two Albums This Year

Former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has posted the following update on his BLACK LIGHT BURNS project: "We're mixing the covers album during the last week of February. As soon as we're done with that, we're starting drum tracks on 15 new original songs for album number 2. I'm producing the second BLACK LIGHT BURNS ...

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MARTYR: 'Havoc In Quebec City' DVD Update

French-Canadian technical death masters MARTYR filmed their April 6, 2007 concert at Imperial de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec for an upcoming DVD. Entitled "Havoc in Quebec City", the disc is scheduled for release later in the year via Galy Records. According to the band, the current status of "Havoc in Quebec City" is as ...

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SLAYER: Photo Of RockHard Helmet Available

SLAYER, the Grammy-winning, undisputed kings of thrash/punk/metal, have joined forces with O'Neal USA, one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycle and BMX accessories, to produce a limited edition of SLAYER helmets (photo) that feature the band's distinguished and celebrated artwork. The helmets will launch under the name of RockHard, and will be sold ...

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SLAYER's RockHard Helmet For The Motorcycle Enthusiast And The Latest In Mosh Pit Couture

SLAYER, the Grammy-winning, undisputed kings of thrash/punk/metal, have joined forces with O'Neal USA, one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycle and BMX accessories, to produce a limited edition of SLAYER helmets that feature the band's distinguished and celebrated artwork. The helmets will launch under the name of RockHard, and will be sold at all Cycle ...

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ANVIL: Toronto Concert Photos Posted Online

Photos of ANVIL's January 26, 2008 concert at the Bovine Sex Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be found on the group's official web site (scroll down to bottom of page; pictures by Roberto Infantellina). "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, ...

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ANVIL: More SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Footage Posted Online

A four-minute clip featuring Canadian metal legends ANVIL reflecting after the 2008 Sundance Film Festival premiere of director Sacha Gervasi's film "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" can be viewed below. Video footage of ANVIL jamming with Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) at a Park City, Utah gig this past Monday ...

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ANVIL Members At SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Premiere Of 'The Story Of Anvil'; Video Available

Video footage of director Sacha Gervasi and ANVIL members Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar) and Robb Reiner (drums) at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Gervasi's film "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" can be viewed below. "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is said to be a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners ...

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ANVIL Film Director Wants Kids To Be 'Inspired' By Band's Story

A short interview with Sacha Gervasi — the director of "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Robb Reiner and Steve "Lips" Kudlow who, after a desultory European tour with their band ANVIL, decide to record a 13th album in a final attempt to fulfill their boyhead dreams ...

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