viper-solfa in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

ANVIL Tribute Album In The Works

Skol Records is putting together the first-ever "A Tribute To Anvil" compilation, to be released in early 2013 as a deluxe limited CD and LP, with a thick booklet and exclusive front cover artwork. The album will be produced by Bart Gabriel, who — in addition to helming albums by such bands as JACK STARR'S ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Crimen Excepta' Trailer Available

The official trailer for "Crimen Excepta", the new full-length studio album from the Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, can be seen below. "Crimen Excepa" will be released in Europe on April 27 and in the U.S. on April 24 via AFM Records. The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces European Tour

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will embark on the "Metal Messiah" European tour in September/October. Support on the trek will come from SANDSTONE. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 07 - Kubox – Kuurne, Belgium Sep. 08 - Pit – Terneuzen, Holland Sep. 09 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAMMAJ's Classic Debut To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Although the San Francisco Bay Area is primarily known as the home of thrash metal, it gave birth to several classic heavy metal bands as well, including DAMMAJ. Formed in 1978 by vocalist Greg Hill and bassist Steve Gilbert, DAMMAJ's original lineup included two other Gilbert brothers — Mick and Richie — on guitars, and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Schedules More Solo Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE lead singer Geoff Tate has scheduled the following solo dates: Apr. 29 - Denver, CO - Bluebird May 01 - Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers May 02 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House May 03 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall May 04 - Lincolnshire, IL - Viper Alley May 05 - Chicago, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRYSTAL VIPER To Release 'Witch's Mark' Digital Single

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release a new two-song digital single, "Witch's Mark", on March 30 via AFM Records. The single will include the title track (taken from the forthcoming full-length studio album, "Crimen Excepta"), coupled with "The Banshee", a newly recorded version of the song originally available on the limited ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING To Play First Show Tonight

SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING (S.U.N.), a name all together fresh and rooted in rock 'n' roll, is setting onto the music scene breaking the social traditions that have become the rock norm. Headed up by the whiskey-soaked voice of Sass Jordan, a Canadian icon and Juno Award winner, with music partner, renowned drummer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRYSTAL VIPER: New Song Available For Streaming

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release its new album, "Crimen Excepa", in Europe on April 27 and in the U.S. on April 24 via AFM Records. The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction is mixed with historical facts, was produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, JACK ...

Read more

Posted in: News

3 INCHES OF BLOOD Announces European Headlining Tour

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada traditional metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will embark on a European headlining tour in May. Support on the trek will come from ANGELUS APATRIDA, GOATWHORE and HAVOK. Commented 3 INCHES OF BLOOD vocalist Cam Pipes: "We are extremely excited and proud to announce our first full headlining European tour. It has ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRYSTAL VIPER: New Album Track Listing, Cover Artwork Unveiled

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release its new album, "Crimen Excepa", in Europe on April 27 and in the U.S. on April 24 via AFM Records. The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction is mixed with historical facts, was produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, JACK ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OVATION Launches New YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Signature Model Guitar

Ovation has announced two new signature Viper models YM63 & YM68 designed by the true master of neo-classical metal shred, Yngwie J. Malmsteen. As a longtime Ovation endorsee, Yngwie has incorporated many Ovation models into his live performances and recordings over the past 25 years — including the stage-friendly Viper. Yngwie's new signature Vipers, models ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOULFLY: Footage Of First Two Shows With New Drummer

Drum-cam footage of SOULFLY's David Kinkade performing with the rest of the band at the 15th annual "D-Low Memorial" on Friday, December 30 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona can be seen below. Also available is fan-filmed video footage of Kinkade's first-ever concert with SOULFLY, which took place one day earlier, on December 29, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SACRED STEEL Taps Producer BART GABRIEL For Next Album

German true metal act SACRED STEEL will enter MP Studio in Czestochowa, Poland in February 2012 with producer Bart Gabriel (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, CRYSTAL VIPER, LONEWOLF) to begin recording its eighth studio album, "The Bloodshed Summoning". A late 2012 release is expected. SACRED STEEL's last studio album, "Carnage Victory", came out in 2009 via ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LONEWOLF Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

French metallers LONEWOLF have inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band's new album, "Army Of The Damned", in March 2012. In addition, LONEWOLF's classic longplayer "The Dark Crusade" will be re-released the very same month. Commented the band: "The WOLF has joined the pack! We're proud and grateful to join forces with Napalm Records ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRYSTAL VIPER: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will enter MP Studio in Poland in December with producer Bart Gabriel (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, LONEWOLF, SABBAT) and sound engineer Mariusz Pietka to begin recording its fourth album, "Crimen Excepta". The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction will be mixed with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

U.D.O. To Headline Germany's 'Metal Addiction' Festival

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will headline the Metal Addiction festival, a special event to celebrate AFM Records' 15th anniversary, on November 26 at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany. 15 of the label's top artists and new hopefuls will perform at the event, which will include several special attractions, like ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LONEWOLF: New Album Details Revealed

French metallers LONEWOLF are currently mixing their brand new studio album titled "Army Of The Damned" at the MP Studio (SABATON, MORTICIAN) in Poland. The CD was produced by Bart Gabriel (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, CRYSTAL VIPER), who previously worked with the band on 2009's "The Dark Crusade". One of the new songs features a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BRN AGAIN Recording Debut Album

German-Polish power metal act BRN AGAIN has entered MP Studio in Poland with producer Bart Gabriel (BURNING STARR, CRYSTAL VIPER, LONEWOLF) to begin recording its debut album, "Neverending Fire". The 12-song effort will be completed later this summer for a late 2011 release. BRN AGAIN features the following musicians: * Marta Gabriel (CRYSTAL VIPER) - ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MTLEY CRE To Perform At SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL

Organizers for the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) have announced that 2011 Elmer Valentine Award honoree MTLEY CRE will return to their roots and close the outdoor street festival on Saturday, August 20. As previously announced, MTLEY CRE will also launch the three-day fest at an August 18 tribute event celebrating their 30-year ...

Read more

Posted in: News