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Former QUO VADIS Vocalist Resurfaces In ANNEX THEORY

ANNEX THEORY, the Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based metal act featuring former QUO VADIS vocalist Trevor Bernie, has completed work on a new EP, to be released digitally this winter. The effort was mastered by TESSERACT's Acle Kahney. According to a press release, ANNEX THEORY "combines high-level musicianship with catchy choruses and heavy grooves." The band has ...

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Ex-WHITESNAKE Guitarist BERNIE MARSDEN Added To MANSONS GUITAR SHOW

Mansons Guitar Shop has announced that top blues guitarist Bernie Marsden, best known for his time with WHITESNAKE, will appear at this year's Mansons Guitar Show taking place Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 at Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter Devon, United Kingdom. Also confirmed and new to the lineup is guitarist Laurence Archer, who ...

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REDEMPTION Working On New Material

Los Angeles-based progressive metal band REDEMPTION, which features in its ranks vocalist Ray Alder of FATES WARNING, is "in the early pre-production stage" of writing material for its new album for a 2011 release. Guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk states, "It's too early to say too much, but I can share that the arrangements vary from ...

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HENDRIX LLC And LEGACY RECORDINGS Launching Second Wave Of JIMI HENDRIX Catalog Project

Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings have announced the second wave of releases in the monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project, available October 19, 2010. Legacy's next round of titles from the artist Rolling Stone magazine called the greatest guitarist of all time will include deluxe editions of "Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions" and "Jimi ...

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URIAH HEEP Frontman Interviewed At U.K.'s HIGH VOLTAGE Festival

Baconmusic's James Allman conducted an interview with vocalist Bernie Shaw of URIAH HEEP after the band's performance at High Voltage, the U.K.'s new rock festival, which took place July 24-25, 2010 at Victoria Park in London. Watch the chat below. "Celebration", the latest album from URIAH HEEP, was released in North America on March 16, ...

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AL ATKINS' HOLY RAGE Completes Work On Debut Album

HOLY RAGE, the U.K. metal band featuring original JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Al Atkins, has completed work on its debut album, "Just Don't Run". A late 2010 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label is expected. A short trailer for "Just Don't Run" can be viewed below. HOLY RAGE recently announced the addition of guitarist Vince O'Regan ...

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METALLICA: 'Load' Vinyl Release Pushed Back To June

The release date of the vinyl version of METALLICA's 1996 album "Load" has been postponed until June 15 from the previously announced May 18. The LP will be made available outside North America on July 5. Commented the band: "If you've been following along, you know the drill — there will be two packages, a ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME To Release New Single

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT) — which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Tormé (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy (who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others) and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON) — will release a ...

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METALLICA's 'Load' To Be Re-Released On Vinyl

METALLICA's official web site has been updated with the following message: "We know it's been a little time since we last talked vinyl, but we're keepin' our promise to release the entire catalog, bringing you 'Load' on May 18. "If you've been following along, you know the drill — there will be two packages, a ...

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REDEMPTION Scraps European Tour Plans

Guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk of the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band REDEMPTION has issued the following update: "I am sorry to say that we are faced with the reality of having to cancel REDEMPTION's intended European shows the summer. "Part of our unique sound comes from our vocalist, Ray Alder of FATES WARNING. "As a ...

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REDEMPTION: New Interview, Performance Footage Available

On February 4, Los Angeles-based progressive metallers REDEMPTION were interviewed for an episode of "Hard" on the AUX music channel out of Canada. The six-minute segment, which includes performance footage, can be viewed below. In November 2008, REDEMPTION guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which he describes as "a particularly bad form ...

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IRON MAIDEN's MCBRAIN, STEVE VAI, BERNIE MARSDEN Confirmed For GUITAR NATION FESTIVAL

Steve Vai, IRON MAIDEN's Nicko McBrain, TOTO's Steve Lukather and ex-WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden are among the musicians who will take part in Guitar Nation Festival 2010, a two-day music festival of performances, demonstrations, seminars and cutting-edge debates for guitarists and musicians serious about music being held May 8-9, 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre ...

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HOLY RAGE Announces Lineup Changes

HOLY RAGE, the U.K. metal band featuring original JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Al Atkins, has announced the addition of guitarist Vince O'Regan (ex-BOB CATLEY, EDEN) and bassist/vocalist Steve Mercy (ex-ABIGAIL'S MERCY) to the group's ranks. Commented guitarist Chris Johnson: "At the begining of the year, Al began writing some new songs with the help and ideas ...

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HOLY RAGE: Debut Album Due In April

HOLY RAGE, the band led by original JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Al Atkins, has finished recording six tracks for its as-yet-untitled debut album, which is now tentatively due in April. As previously reported, HOLY RAGE is putting together a video for the song "A Void to Avoid", featuring a special guest appearance by Bernie Tormé, former ...

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REDEMPTION: Rare Headlining Shows Announced

Los Angeles-based progressive metal band REDEMPTION has scheduled the following dates: Feb. 04 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA Feb. 05 - U.B's - Mesa, AZ Commented REDEMPTION guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk: "These will in all likelihood be the only headlining shows we play in the States in 2010, so they will ...

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AGENT STEEL: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

California metallers AGENT STEEL recently entered the studio to record a few new songs for demo purposes for the band's label and management. A two-minute minute video clip featuring footage from the recording sessions can be viewed below. AGENT STEEL's fifth album, "Alienigma", was released by Mascot Records on August 31, 2007. AGENT STEEL is: ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Interviewed By Fangoria.com

Vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH was interviewed by Fangoria.com about "The Gospel of Filth: A Black Metal Bible", the new book written by Dani and renowned music journalist Gavin Baddeley ("Dissecting Marilyn Manson", "Lucifer Rising"). To hear the chat, grab the free audio download from the Fangoria podcast in ...

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THIN LIZZY, CRADLE OF FILTH Guitarists To Appear At MUSIC LIVE

THIN LIZZY's Scott Gorham and CRADLE OF FILTH's Paul Allender are two of the special guests confirmed to appear at Music Live 2009 on November 6-8 at the NEC in Birmingham, England. The guitarists will be appearing courtesy of Engl amplification for meet-and-greet sessions with fans during the weekend. On the Live Stage, hotly-tipped U.K. ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Interviewed On 'Midnight Podcast'

Vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH was interviewed for the latest installment of the "Midnight Podcast". Filth discusses "The Gospel of Filth: A Black Metal Bible", the new book written by Dani and renowned music journalist Gavin Baddeley ("Dissecting Marilyn Manson", "Lucifer Rising"), as well as his music, other artists' ...

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AL ATKINS' HOLY RAGE: New Song Posted Online

HOLY RAGE, the band led by original JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Al Atkins, has uploaded a new song, "A Void to Avoid", to the group's MySpace page. The track includes a special guest appearance by Bernie Tormé, former guitarist for GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, and DESPERADO, and current guitarist/vocalist for rock and roll ...

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URIAH HEEP And Cover Artist IOANNIS Release Record-Cover Art Collectible

To commemorate the release of the new URIAH HEEP album "Celebration", the CD's cover artist, Ioannis, has created and issued three hundred (300) prints measuring 18" x 24" unframed. Ioannis supervised the printing of each piece individually, assuring the closest reproduction to the actual artwork. Each limited-edition print is approved and individually hand-signed and numbered ...

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