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METALLICA Debut New Song At Berlin Concert

METALLICA premiered a brand new song during their headlining appearance Tuesday (June 6) at Waldbuhne in Berlin, Germany. According to several fans that attended the gig, the as-yet-untitled track is about eight minutes long with a "killer main riff" and "lots of double-bass parts." As on the first two dates on the band's current "Escape ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Nearly Electrocuted In Luxembourg?

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell was reportedly nearly electrocuted during the band's first-ever concert in Luxembourg, which took place Saturday night (May 6) at the Den Atelier venue. A Luxembourg-based BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Théid has submitted the following report: "The concert hall Den Atelier was obviously too small for a well-known ...

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LORDI Deny They Are Devil Worshippers

Reuters is reporting that Finnish band LORDI — who have been chosen to represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest this year — have been forced to deny that they worship the devil after Christian groups in Finland and in Greece, which hosts the televised contest in May, denounced the band as ...

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Death Pop Romance - RAUNCHY

Unabashedly candy-coated, well, death pop from Denmark. On their third album, and first for Lifeforce, RAUNCHY ironically slip a little closer in sound to some of their former NUCLEAR BLAST labelmates. They've got the slick production, the soaring clean vocals in the choruses, and the heavy double-kick-driven verses with screaming rants. Place them right around, ...

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HIRAX: Guitarist GLENN ROGERS Rejoins The Fold

HIRAX vocalist Katon W. De Pena has announced that lead guitarist Glenn Rogers has rejoined the band. Lead guitarist Lance Harrison, bassist Steve Harrison and drummer Fabricio Raveli complete the group's new lineup. "I wanted to make some changes for a while," said De Pena. "The only other band member that I saw eye to ...

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CLUTCH To Support MOTÖRHEAD In The U.K.

CLUTCH have been confirmed as the support band for MOTÖRHEAD in the U.K. this fall. The dates are as follows: Nov. 02 - City Hall - Newcastle, England Nov. 04 - Carling Academy - Glasgow, Scotland Nov. 05 - Apollo - Manchester, England Nov. 07 - St. Geroge's - Bradford, England Nov. 08 - City ...

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman IAN GILLAN: 'Gillan's In' Details Revealed

The complete track listing has been released for DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan's upcoming album "Gillan's Inn" — a celebration of Ian's 40th year on the road, featuring remakes of tracks spanning Ian's entire career. As previously reported, "Gillan's Inn" will be made available on the new DualDisc format; regular stereo CD on one side, ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Announce New Bassist

DRY KILL LOGIC have announced the addition of bassist Brendan Duff (100 DEMONS, A THOUSAND FALLING SKIES) to the group's ranks. "We've always known that Brendan was the man for this job, and it's been a long time coming," vocalist Cliff Rigano said in a statement. "We are stoked to have such a close friend ...

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Interview With Former KYUSS Drummer BRANT BJORK Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 35 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with former KYUSS drummer Brant Bjork and FIREBALL MINISTRY guitarist Emily Burton. Hosts John Ostronomy and Strigl also discuss such topics as SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Ace Frehley, Ronnie James Dio and Ian Gillan. Pictures as well ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY: Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 33 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This episode is part one of two episodes featuring FIREBALL MINISTRY. It features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with guitarist/vocalist James A. Rota and bassist Johny Chow. Interview topics include JUDAS PRIEST, CKY, Ozzfest, and CLUTCH. Hosts John Ostronomy and Mark Strigl also discuss topics ...

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LUPARA: Former BROKEN HOPE Guitarist's New Band Ink Label Deal

Former BROKEN HOPE and current LUPARA guitarist Jeremy Wagner has issued the following update: "[LUPARA] spent 2005 doing amazing shows nearly every month, including the Monterrey Metalfest in Mexico, Louder-Harder-Faster Festival, and Midwest tour dates with OBITUARY, NAPALM DEATH, and DEAD TO FALL, among other concerts. It's been a killer runs! During that time we ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer To Hold Signing Sessions At NAMM

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will be doing autograph signings in the Zildjian booth on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22 at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The details are as follows: Company: Avedis Zildjian Company Booth: 2940 Location: Hall D www.zildjian.com/EN-US/home.ad2 The NAMM convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center ...

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