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The Interpreter - MY SOLILOQUY

UK prog meister Pete Morten is probably best known to the metal underground as one of the components of THRESHOLD. On the side, Morten's been slow cooking his own prog metal stew, MY SOLILOQUY for more than a decade. After a couple of EPs over the years and wrangling through roster changes, Morten takes command ...

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THRESHOLD Interviewed In Hamburg (Audio)

On March 4, Rock Bottom conducted an interview with British progressive metallers THRESHOLD in Hamburg, Germany. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. THRESHOLD's video for the song "Staring At The Sun" was conceived by Achim Bieler, who won a fan contest run by the band. After he submitted his ...

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EDENBRIDGE Announces New Bassist

Austrian female-fronted symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE have announced the addition of bassist Wolfgang Rothbauer (pictured below) to the group's ranks. Wolfgang is a longtime friend of the band who has previously collabororated with EDENBRIDGE drummer Max Pointner in IN SLUMBER and EDENBRIDGE guitarist Dominik Sebastian in THIRDMOON. EDENBRIDGE recently inked a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer. The ...

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EDENBRIDGE Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

Austrian female-fronted symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE have inked a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer. The band's eighth album, "The Bonding", will be released on June 21 in Germany, June 24 in the rest of Europe and July 2 in the U.S./Canada. It will be available as a limited-edition ecol book with a bonus CD and some exciting ...

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HATEBREED: New Video Interview With JAMEY JASTA

EMP Rock Invasion recently conducted an interview with vocalist Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED. You can now watch the chat below. HATEBREED's new album, "The Divinity Of Purpose", sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The ...

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HATEBREED: New Video Interview With MATT BYRNE

RichardThinks.Org conducted an interview with drummer Matt Byrne of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED on February 14 at Empire in Springfield, Virginia. You can now watch the chat below. HATEBREED's new album, "The Divinity Of Purpose", sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on ...

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Video: APOCALYPTICA's PERTTU KIVILAAKSO Performs With MAIDEN UNITED

MAIDEN UNITED, the all-acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), has posted footage from the band's "Across The Seventh Sea" European tour. MAIDEN UNITED was joined on stage in Holland during the last weekend of the trek by Perttu Kivilaakso (APOCALYPTICA) as they performed songs from the ...

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HATEBREED: More 'The Divinity Of Purpose' Chart Positions Revealed

"The Divinity Of Purpose", the new album from Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED, has registered the following chart positions around the world: Austria: #28 Australia: #144 Belgium: #75 (first week), #56 (second week) Belgium Flanders: #56 (first week), #38 (second week) Belgium Wallonia: #105 (first week), #92 (second week) Canada: #20 Germany: #25 Finland: #43 Switzerland: ...

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HATEBREED's 'The Divinity Of Purpose' Cracks U.S. Top 20

"The Divinity Of Purpose", the new album from Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED, sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous, self-titled CD opened with 15,000 units back in 2009 to enter the chart at No. 37. ...

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MAIDEN UNITED Announces Lineup Change For Shows In April

MAIDEN UNITED, the all-acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), has announced a lineup change for the upcoming shows in April. Mike Coolen (WITHIN TEMPTATION) and Marco Kuypers (CLOUDMACHINE) will leave the band to focus on their other bands and projects. New musicians will be: * Lee ...

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HATEBREED: New Video Interview With FRANK NOVINEC

Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment conducted an interview with guitarist Frank Novinec of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED before the band's January 28 show at Sokol Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. You can now watch the chat below. HATEBREED's new album, "The Divinity Of Purpose", was released on January 29 in North America via Razor & Tie ...

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THRESHOLD: 'Staring At The Sun' Video Released

"Staring At The Sun", the new video from British progressive metallers THRESHOLD, can be seen below. The clip was conceived by Achim Bieler, who won a fan contest run by the band. After he submitted his original concept and was voted the winner, THRESHOLD worked with him to shoot additional footage, aiming to create an ...

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LIFELESS To Release 'Godconstruct' In March

German death metallers LIFELESS have completed work on their long-awaited second album, "Godconstruct", for a March 1 release via FDA Rekotz. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2008's "Beyond The Threshold Of Death" "contains 11 new stunning and catchy pure classic Death Metal hymns deep from the crypts of Germany, which will crawl ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Interviewed By Sweden's 'Access: Rock' (Video)

Anna Dave Bertram of Sweden's Access: Rock recently conducted an interview with singer Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED in Stockholm. You can now watch the chat below. HATEBREED's "Put It To The Torch" video was directed by Justin Reich (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY). The song comes off the band's latest CD, "The Divinity Of ...

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JOHN CORABI Interviewed On 'Maximum Threshold' (Audio)

John Corabi, former lead singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE SCREAM and UNION, was interviewed on a recent edition of the "Maximum Threshold" radio show. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Corabi serves up a passionate, soulful dose of both new and classic songs on this all-new acoustic release. Available ...

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EDENBRIDGE To Begin Mixing New Album Tomorrow

Austrian female-fronted symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE will begin mixing their eighth album, "The Bonding", tomorrow (January 8) with Karl Groom (THRESHOLD) at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, England. Commented the band: "'The Bonding' is the connection of the baby to the mother right after the birth, as well as the connection to the bigger whole in ...

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HATEBREED: 'Put It To The Torch' Video Released

"Put It To The Torch", the new video from Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Justin Reich (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY). The song comes off the band's latest CD, "The Divinity Of Purpose", which is available for pre-order on iTunes (in the United States and Canada). When ...

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TRIXTER Drummer Interviewed On 'Maximum Threshold' (Audio)

Drummer Mark "Gus" Scott of reunited good-time rock and rollers TRIXTER was interviewed on a recent edition of the "Maximum Threshold" radio show. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. TRIXTER's new album, "New Audio Machine", was released on April 24, 2012 in North America via Frontiers Records. Featuring the ...

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HATEBREED Frontman's Video Chat Posted Online

Vocalist Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED took part in an online video chat with fans yesterday (Wednesday, December 19). You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. HATEBREED's new album, "The Divinity Of Purpose" is available for pre-order on iTunes (in the United States and Canada). When fans pre-order the album, ...

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HAMMERFALL's 'Gates Of Dalhalla' DVD Cracks Swedish Top 5

"Gates Of Dalhalla", the new DVD from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, has entered the Swedish "Music DVD" chart at position No. 4. As previously reported, the set also landed on the German "Music DVD" chart at No. 6. "Gates Of Dalhalla" was released as a DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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Temporal - ISIS

It's hard for me not to interject a personal note whenever discussing ISIS, so humor me a minute, if you will. To me, this was never a "post metal" band, a stupid, supercilious term I've always objected to in the first place. ISIS was an empirical, cinematic symposium of darkness and light, a sterling example ...

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HAMMERFALL's 'Gates Of Dalhalla' Lands On German 'Music DVD' Chart

"Gates Of Dalhalla", the new DVD from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, has entered the German "Music DVD" chart at position No. 6. "Gates Of Dalhalla" was released as a DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. The set will feature the band's extraordinary 135-minute 15th-anniversary show that took place on July 28 on ...

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