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DEEP PURPLE, EDGUY, HELLOWEEN Members Featured On 'Help! For Japan' EP; Trailer Available

Some of Europe's leading rock artists — including current and former members of DEEP PURPLE, EDGUY, HELLOWEEN, GOTTHARD, MAGNUM, KROKUS and TNT — have joined a campaign initiated by singer Tommy Heart (SOUL DOCTOR, FAIR WARNING) to raise money for the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan's northeast coast this past ...

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NIGHTMARE: New Album Artwork Unveiled

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have unveiled the cover artwork for their new album, "The Burden Of God" (formerly "Mercury Rain"), to be released on May 18 through AFM Records. The CD was recorded at the Peek studios in the south of France with producer Patrick Liotard. Commented NIGHTMARE singer Jo Amore: "We entered the studio ...

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ICS VORTEX Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces New Drummer

Former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member ICS Vortex (real name: Simen Hestnæs) will perform live for the first time with his solo band at this weekend's prestigious Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki. The ICS Vortex band lineup for the event will be as follows: ICS Vortex - Guitar/Vocals Jens Ryland - Guitar Steinar Gundersen ...

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THERION Announces '25th Anniversary Tour', New Studio Album

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION will celebrate their 25th anniversary by embarking on a European tour in September/October. The trek, aptly dubbed the "25th Anniversary Tour", and will include the following dates: Sep. 28 - NL - Eindhoven - Effenaar Sep. 29 - NL - Groningen - Oosterpoort Sep. 30 - B - Antwerp - Hof ...

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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Video Recap

Metal Injection boarded the second edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise this past January and has posted a recap of all the madness that happened on the high seas in a five-minute video clip, featuring footage of fans and bands and all the craziness that happened aboard the Majesty Of The Seas cruise ...

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BLACK MAJESTY: New Album Title Announced

Australian melodic power metallers BLACK MAJESTY have set "Stargazer" as the title of their new album, due in May through Limb Music. BLACK MAJESTY began recording drums back in October 2011 with Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) at Grapow Studios in Slovakia and has since been busy in its homeland of Australia laying down guitars and ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Unbreakable' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Unbreakable", the new album from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never ...

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PRIMAL FEAR's 'Unbreakable' Cracks German Top 40

"Unbreakable", the new album from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, has entered the Media Control chart in the band's home country at position No. 31. The group's previous CD, 2009's "16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)" , opened at No. 46, while 2007's "New Religion" premiered at No. 60. Released on January 24, 2012 ...

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70000 TONS OF METAL: CNN Video Report Available

A four-and-a-half-minute CNN video report on this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise — which set sail Monday, January 23 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, Florida to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return to the real world today (Friday, January 27) — can be seen velow. ...

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EDGUY To Support DEEP PURPLE In Germany

German melodic metallers EDGUY will support DEEP PURPLE on their German tour in November/December. The dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Köln, Germany - Lanxess Arena Nov. 16 - Bremen, Germany - Halle 7 Nov. 17 - Hannover, Germany - Awd Hall Nov. 20 - Kiel, Germany - Sparkassen Arena Nov. 22 - Frankfurt, ...

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NIGHTMARE Begins Recording New Album

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have entered Peek studios in the south of France with producer Patrick Liotard to begin recording their new album, "Mercury Rain", for a May 18 release through AFM Records. Commented NIGHTMARE singer Jo Amore: "We entered the studio on Friday the 13th, which is surely a sign for such an album ...

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KALEDON Announces New Drummer

Italian power metallers KALEDON have announced the addition of drummer Luca Marini to the group's ranks. KALEDON's best-of album, "Mightiest Hits", will be released later this month via Scarlet Records. "Mightiest Hits" track listing: Disc 1 01. Steel Maker (previously unreleased) 02. In Search Of Kaledon 03. Desert Land Of Warriors 04. The New Kingdom ...

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NEVERDREAM To Release 'The Circle' In The Fall

Italian progressive metallers NEVERDREAM will release their fourth album, "The Circle", in the fall via Twilight Zone Records. According to a press release, the CD's lyrical themes will revolve "around a captivating flavor 'noir,' covering topics like the human psyche and the horrors of religious fanaticism." NEVERDREAM's third CD, 2010's "Said", was produced by Achim ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Unbreakable' TV Trailer Available

A TV trailer for "Unbreakable", the new album from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, can be seen below. Due on January 24, 2012 in the U.S. via Frontiers Records,the CD was tracked in part at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany with producer/bassist Mat Sinner and engineer Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN). According to a ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Metal Nation", a brand new song from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's's new album, "Unbreakable", which will be released on January 24, 2012 in the U.S. via Frontiers Records. The CD was tracked in part at House Of Music studios in ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Bad Guys Wear Black' Video Released

"Bad Guys Wear Black", the new video from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, can be seen below. The clip was shot at an "amazing" location in Nrnberg, Germany. "Bad Guys Wear Black" comes off PRIMAL FEAR's new album, "Unbreakable", which will be released on January 24, 2012 in the U.S. via Frontiers Records. The CD ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2012 in Slvesborg, Blekinge in southern Sweden. Around 70 bands will perform on the festival's five stages next summer. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLUE YSTER CULT BONAFIDE DANKO ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2012 in Slvesborg, Blekinge in southern Sweden. Around 70 bands will perform on the festival's five stages next summer. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLUE YSTER CULT BONAFIDE ...

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SACRED REICH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reactivated Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2012 in Slvesborg, Blekinge in southern Sweden. Around 70 bands will perform on the festival's five stages next summer. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLUE YSTER CULT BONAFIDE DANKO ...

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KALEDON: 'Steel Maker' Video Released

"Steel Maker", the new video from Italian power metallers KALEDON, can be seen below. The previously unreleased song is featured on the band's forthcoming best-of album, "Mightiest Hits", which will be released in January 2012 via Scarlet Records. "Mightiest Hits" track listing: Disc 1 01. Steel Maker (previously unreleased) 02. In Search Of Kaledon 03. ...

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