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France's HELLFEST: More Acts Announced

MACHINE HEAD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, DEVILDRIVER and EXODUS are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 15-17, 2012 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ACID KING ALCEST ALL FOR NOTHING ALL PIGS MUST DIE ALPHA TIGER AMENRA AMON AMARTH ANAAL ...

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'Slaughter By The Water 2' DVD Trailer Available

A trailer for the forthcoming "Slaughter By The Water 2" DVD can be seen below. The disc will feature performances and press conferences from the second annual Slaughter By The Water festival which was held on June 25, 2011 at The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California. The festival billing was as follows (in alphabetical order): ...

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RIOT's 'Fire Down Under' Being Reissued This Month

With the October 11 release of metal band RIOT's classic 1981 album "Fire Down Under", Audio Fidelity launches its new Target Series imprint, designed to broaden the company's audience beyond its longstanding and loyal audiophile base. Audio Fidelity, via the affordably-priced Target Series, will be reissuing a number of classic albums in the coming months ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS 'Bury The Hatchet' On Canadian TV; Video Available

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach was the featured guest on last night's (Tuesday, October 4) edition of "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight" (formerly "The Hour"). The program, which airs at 11:00 p.m. on CBC in Canada, is hosted by Canadian television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos and is taped at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, ...

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WARRANT Guitarist Talks About JANI LANE's Passing

WARRANT guitarist Joey Allen was interviewed on the August 15 edition of "Eddie Trunk Live" on SiriusXM satellite radio about the passing of the band's former frontman, Jani Lane. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On WARRANT's relationship with Jani Lane and how he feels about the singer's death: "It's kind of ...

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WOLFPAKK: Debut Album Trailer Released

WOLFPAKK the new melodic metal project led by former CRYSTAL BALL vocalist Mark Sweeney and Michael Voss (MAD MAX, CASANOVA) will release its self-titled debut album on August 26 via AFM Records. With the help of 30 world-class guest musicians, Voss and Sweeney (who composed all the songs) have created a very special CD. These ...

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RAVAGE Drummer Hacks His Thumb Off

Drummer Dan "The Hammer" Kowal of Boston, Massachusetts-area traditional heavy metal/thrashers RAVAGE was injured on a recent camping trip and will be unable to perform with the band for the next few weeks. Commented RAVAGE singer Al Ravage: "Dan was apparently camping in Maine this past weekend and while attempting to chop some fire wood ...

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ALLELE Signs With GOOMBA MUSIC

Jacksonville, Florida hard rock band ALLELE has signed a two-album deal with the Chicago-based Goomba Music. The group's sophomore album, "Next To Parallel", will be released on September 27. The CD was produced by the band and mixed/mastered at Jacksonville's MyPlatinumSound by Paul Lapinski (RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS, ALICIA KEYS, EVERGREEN TERRACE, PUDDLE OF MUDD, MOLLY ...

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Fog of War - FOG OF WAR

With a band member called Mosh Branum (vocals, lead guitar), it is clear that FOG OF WAR makes no bones about the style of music heard on their self-titled debut. Yup, this is thrash metal played with old school pride and electric spirit. Originally self-released in 2009, Stormspell Records reissued it with new cover art ...

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NOMINON Rejoined By Guitarist CHRISTIAN STRMBLAD

Swedish death metallers NOMINON have issued the following update: "NOMINON would like to welcome back the mighty guitarist AntiChristian [Christian Strmblad] to the band. "After several months apart, the band and AntiChristian realized that enough's enough and buried the hatchet. After a few meetings and rehearsals, NOMINON are certainly back on track again. "Since the ...

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FULL METAL JACKIE To Host SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER Festival

Jackie Kajzer, better known as Full Metal Jackie, will host the second annual Slaughter By The Water festival, set to take place on Saturday, June 25 at The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California, the 45,000-square-foot waterfront meeting and entertainment venue that floats on 25 breathtaking acres with a 180-degree view of the entire Bay. Full ...

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SKINLAB Confirmed For SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER Festival

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have been confirmed for the second annual Slaughter By The Water festival, set to take place Saturday, June 25 in Richmond, California at The Craneway Pavilion, the 45,000-square-foot faculty that floats on 25 breathtaking waterfront acres with a 180-degree view of the entire Bay. The festival billing is shaping ...

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RED FANG: 'Wires' Video Released

"Wires", the new video from RED FANG, can be viewed at MonsterEnergy.com. The clip, which features car crashes, house explosions, a cameo from heavy metal comedian Brian Posehn and milk, lots of milk, was directed by Whitey McConnaughy (THE GOSSIP, MUDHONEY, FLOGGING MOLLY) in Portland, Oregon. RED FANG previously worked with McConnaughy on ...

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CLUTCH Announces Tour Dates With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

Road warriors CLUTCH have confirmed a headlining run for this July with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY serving as direct support. The tour will kick off with two special concerts in the New York area. The first show is on July 20 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. The following evening, CLUTCH will play a ...

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Lecherous Gaze - LECHEROUS GAZE

With so many bands proclaiming a marked bent toward '70s hard rock that more often than not ends up a butchered amalgam of styles, one most take care to not get suckered into such a lifeless musical experience. With LECHEROUS GAZE's self-titled EP, the deal is more real than you can possibly imagine. The rock ...

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NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

NIFELHEIM, STEELHEART, OZ and ANGEL WITCH have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT AGENT STEEL ANGEL WITCH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACK VEIL BRIDES BUCKCHERRY CLUTCH CRASHDIET ...

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RED FANG: New Song Available For Streaming

"Dirt Wizard", a brand new song from Portland, Oregon's RED FANG, is available for streaming using the audio player below (courtesy of AltPress.com). The track comes off the band's new album, "Murder The Mountains" will be released in North America on April 12 (April 18 internationally) on CD, 12-inch vinyl, and deluxe digital ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

QUEENSRŸCHE has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT AGENT STEEL BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACK VEIL BRIDES BUCKCHERRY CLUTCH CRASHDIET DAN REED BAND DESTRUCTION DOC HOLLIDAY DOWN ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT AGENT STEEL BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACK VEIL BRIDES BUCKCHERRY CLUTCH CRASHDIET DAN REED BAND DESTRUCTION DOC ...

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GWAR Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

GWAR has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT AGENT STEEL BLACK VEIL BRIDES BUCKCHERRY CLUTCH CRASHDIET DAN REED BAND DESTRUCTION DOC HOLLIDAY DOWN DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT AGENT STEEL BLACK VEIL BRIDES BUCKCHERRY CLUTCH CRASHDIET DAN REED BAND DESTRUCTION DOC HOLLIDAY DOWN DUFF ...

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