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SLAYER, MARILYN MANSON Comment On Upcoming ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM Tour

A short video message from Kerry King and Tom Araya of Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER officially announcing the band's participation in this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour can be viewed below. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the most electrifying carnival to ever hit the summer concert circuit, is back...and bigger. Organizers of the ...

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It's Official: SLAYER And MARILYN MANSON To Co-Headline ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL

According to Revolver magazine, SLAYER and MARILYN MANSON will co-headline this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, which is scheduled to kick off July 10 in Sacramento, California. The festival billing is as follows: Main Stage: SLAYER MARILYN MANSON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Hot Topic Stage: CANNIBAL CORPSE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER JOB FOR ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For CALIFORNIA METALFEST

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area tharshers EXODUS have been confirmed for the third annual California Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, March 28 t the Grove in Anaheim, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARSIS CARCASS DECREPIT BIRTH EXODUS PSYCROPTIC SAMAEL SUFFOCATION THE FACELESS VEIL OF MAYA WHITECHAPEL More bands will be ...

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CARCASS, SUFFOCATION, SAMAEL Confirmed For CALIFORNIA METALFEST

CARCASS, SUFFOCATION and SAMAEL are among the confirmed bands for the third annual California Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, March 28 t the Grove in Anaheim, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CARCASS SUFFOCATION SAMAEL THE FACELESS WHITECHAPEL ARSIS DECREPIT BIRTH VEIL OF MAYA PSYCROPTIC More bands will be announced soon. ...

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W.A.S.P., THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BRING ME THE HORIZON Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

The following bands are newly confirmed for this year's Hellfest, set to take place June 19-21, 2009 in Clisson, France: ABORTED ADAGIO AMEBIX AUGUST BURN RED BETRAYED BLOCKHEADS BLOODCLOT BRING ME THE HORIZON COALESCE DAGOBA DEICIDE DESPISED ICON EYEHATEGOD GIRLSCHOOL GOJIRA JARBOE KATAKLYSM KEEP OF KALESSIN KICKBACK KINGDOM OF SORROW MOONSORROW NACHTMYSTIUM ORAKLE PENTAGRAM PESTILENCE ...

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The Resting Sonata - ROSE FUNERAL

It is not a question of ROSE FUNERAL's inability to write decent songs and play a fairly convincing form of modern down-tuned 'n chunky death metal. It is just that the continual aping of a beaten-to-death style makes it difficult to appreciate an album like "The Resting Sonata", if only because you've heard it so ...

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OCEANO Parts Ways With Guitarist

Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO have parted ways with founding member and guitarist Jeremy Caroll and plan to continue on with their upcoming tours as a four-piece. Commented vocalist Adam Warren: "Within our past few tours, tension had seemingly grew above that of a typical level for a band touring the country cramped in a van. ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: Video Interview Available

The Metal Nurse conducted an interview with with vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth of the Southern California-based female-fronted band IN THIS MOMENT at the New York City stop of the group's recent tour with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Watch the nine-minute chat below. IN THIS MOMENT's sophomore album, "The Dream", sold more than ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: Audio Interview With CHRIS HOWORTH Available

Jason Saulnier of the "Jason Saulnier Radio Show" conducted an interview with guitarist Chris Howorth of the Southern California-based female-fronted hard rock band IN THIS MOMENT at the end of October. You can now stream the eight-minute chat below. IN THIS MOMENT's sophomore album, "The Dream", sold more than 8,000 copies in the United States ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL, MANOWAR, STRATOVARIUS, SACRED REICH Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

HEAVEN AND HELL, MANOWAR, SACRED REICH, STRATOVARIUS, ANTHRAX, GOD FORBID and GORGOROTH are among the confirmed bands for next year's Hellfest, set to take place June 19-21, 2009 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALL SHALL PERISH AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX AURA NOIR BACKYARD BABIES CATHEDRAL DESTRUCTION DEVILDRIVER ELECTRIC WIZARD ENSLAVED ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Interviewed On 'Altitude'; Video Available

Possum of Altitude conducted an interview with with vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth of the Southern California-based female-fronted band IN THIS MOMENT the day after the group's November 20, 2008 concert at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. They discuss lots of personal, behind-the-scenes stuff with the band, including Maria reading ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: New Video Interview Available

Meredith Molinari of Vlazemetal.com conducted an interview with vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth of the Southern California-based female-fronted band IN THIS MOMENT prior to the group's November 20, 2008 concert at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Watch the chat in three parts below. IN THIS MOMENT's sophomore album, ...

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OCEANO: Two New Songs Posted Online

Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO have finished recording their debut album, "Depths", and have posted two brand new tracks on their MySpace page to give you a taste of the brutality to come. Pulverize your eardrums with the two new tracks, "District Of Misery" and "Fractured Frames, Scattered Flesh", available for streaming now at

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WHITECHAPEL: 'Possession' Video Available

MTV's HeadbangersBlog.com is premiering the new video from Knoxville, Tennessee death metalers WHITECHAPEL. The "Possession" clip, which can be viewed below, was shot and directed by David Brodsky (UNEARTH, THE BLACK DAHLIA MUDER, THE ACACIA STRAIN) and it showcases the intense live show of WHITECHAPEL and the ferocity of the group's fans. The ...

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SYLOSIS: 'Teras' Video Available

"Teras", the new video from UK-based modern thrash hopefuls SYLOSIS, can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Conclusion Of An Age", which was released on October 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins, who is being described by the band as ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Announces DVD Shoot

Springfield, Massachusetts heavy-hitters THE ACACIA STRAIN have confirmed details for the band's forthcoming DVD shoot, which will take place in the band's second hometown of Worcester at the Palladium on December 28, immediately after returning to the U.S. from THE ACACIA STRAIN's first trip to New Zealand and Australia. Tickets are already available for only ...

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SYLOSIS: Another New Song Posted Online

A new SYLOSIS track entitled "Teras" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the UK-based modern thrash hopefuls' new album, "Conclusion Of An Age", which was released on Tuesday (October 24) via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins, who ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist Checks In From The Road

The first single off IN THIS MOMENT's "The Dream" album, "Forever", is continuing to tear up the Active Rock charts led by heavy airplay from such tastemaker stations as WCCC (Hartford), KFNK (Seattle), KXTE (Las Vegas), WJJO (Madison) and Sirius' Octane. Meanwhile, the track "The Great Divide" reigns supreme on Sirius' Hard Attack playlist. The ...

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