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ROADRUNNER RECORDS President 'Steps Down'

After more than 20 years at Roadrunner Records, including 12 as president, Jonas Nachsin is stepping down from that post. In Nachsin's exit letter to his staff, which Billboard.biz has obtained, he wrote, "Twenty-plus years ago I was hired as U.S. director of sales and marketing at an upstart European-based metal label named ...

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THE NEW BLACK Recording Third Album

German heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK have entered the studio to begin recording their third album for an early 2013 release via AFM Records. A few photos from the sessions can be found at this location. The band's sophomore CD, "II: Better In Black", came out in January 2011 in Europe via AFM. ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: 'Temper Temper' Video Released

"Temper Temper", the new video from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's fourth album, which will be released on February 11, 2013 in the U.K. via Sony Music. The song will be released on November 25 across all digital providers. "Temper Temper" ...

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STEEL PANTHER: 'British Invasion' DVD First-Week Sales Revealed

STEEL PANTHER's first-ever DVD, "British Invasion", sold 3,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 2 on Billboard's Top Music Videos chart. Recorded with 16 cameras in pristine HD over a two-year period, the disc chronicles STEEL PANTHER's legendary live show that the band has come ...

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STEEL PANTHER: Antwerp Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of STEEL PANTHER's November 2 performance at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium can be seen below. STEEL PANTHER's first-ever DVD, "British Invasion", finally saw the light of day domestically on October 30 via Guitar Anarchy Studios. Recorded with 16 cameras in pristine HD over a two-year period, the DVD chronicles STEEL PANTHER's legendary ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release their fourth album, "Temper Temper", on February 11, 2013 in the U.K. via Sony Music. The album's title track will be released on November 25 across all digital providers. The band debuted the song live at London, England's Maida Vale studios on October 22 during BBC Radio ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE To Release New Single Next Month

"Temper Temper", the new single from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, will be released on November 25. The band will debut the song live at London, England's Maida Vale studios on October 22 during BBC Radio 1's "Rock Week". The gigs will be hosted by Radio 1 "Rock Show" host Daniel P. Carter and ...

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Late RUSH Photographer ANDREW MACNAUGHTAN's Art Store Opens

Music video director and photographer Andrew MacNaughtan is known for his keen eye and creative art direction. MacNaughtan brought a unique vision to each project, seen in the direction of over 70 music videos, the album art photography of over 150 releases and the press and publicity material for several recording artists and celebrities. MacNaughtan ...

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STEEL PANTHER: New 'British Invasion' DVD Teaser Posted Online

The Sunset Strip's hottest export STEEL PANTHER is looking to further its quest for worldwide domination with the release of its first-ever DVD, "British Invasion", via Guitar Anarchy Studios. Rumored for release multiple times in the U.S. in 2010 and 2011, the DVD finally sees the light of day stateside on October 22, 2012. Recorded ...

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STEEL PANTHER: More 'British Invasion' DVD Details Revealed

The Sunset Strip's hottest export STEEL PANTHER is looking to further its quest for worldwide domination with the release of its first-ever DVD, "British Invasion", via Guitar Anarchy Studios. Rumored for release multiple times in the U.S. in 2010 and 2011, the DVD finally sees the light of day stateside on October 22, 2012. Recorded ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Taps CHRIS LORD-ALGE For New Album Mixes

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have tapped noted engineer Chris Lord-Alge (DEFTONES, NICKELBACK, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) to mix their fourth album, due in early 2013. The band's frontman, Matt Tuck, tweeted earlier today, "Just got the first mixes through off album 4 from Sir Chris Lord Alge, FUCK ME!!!!" Tuck recently told South Africa's Voice ...

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STEEL PANTHER: 'The British Invasion' Track Listing Revealed

"The British Invasion", the new concert DVD from Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, will be released in Australia and New Zealand on September 28. Fans in North America, Europe, Asia and the rest of the world can expect their release dates soon. "We know the extra wait sucks, but it will be worth it... trust ...

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STEEL PANTHER: Video Interview, Pro-Shot Performance Footage From France's HELLFEST

A five-and-a-half-minute minute video clip featuring STEEL PANTHER interview and professionally filmed performance footage from this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France, can be seen below. STEEL PANTHER is the '80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group's lineup includes guitarist "Satchel" (real ...

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DANKO JONES 'Oral History' Book Due In October

An oral history book about Canadian rockers DANKO JONES, "Too Much Trouble - A Very Oral History Of Danko Jones", by Stuart Berman will be released by ECW Press in October. The book's official description: "DANKO JONES may be a straight-forward rock band, but their story is anything but. They're a band that has roots ...

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STEEL PANTHER: Trailer For 'The British Invasion' DVD

The official trailer for "The British Invasion", the forthcoming DVD from Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. STEEL PANTHER is the '80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group's lineup includes guitarist "Satchel" (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer "Michael Starr" (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. ...

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Legendary ROADRUNNER RECORDS A&R Man MONTE CONNER Exits Label

Roadrunner Records Senior VP A&R Monte Conner, who signed countless bands to the label over the years — including ANNIHILATOR, BIOHAZARD, COAL CHAMBER, DEICIDE, DEVILDRIVER, FEAR FACTORY, GOJIRA, LIFE OF AGONY, MACHINE HEAD, OBITUARY, RUSH, SEPULTURA, SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR, TRIVIUM and TYPE O NEGATIVE — has left the company after 25 years. The label couldn't ...

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Members Of MEGADETH, SHINEDOWN, Others Comment On ROADRUNNER U.K. Office Closure (Video)

Members of MEGADETH, SHINEDOWN, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, LAMB OF GOD and DEVILDRIVER spoke at this year's Download festival about the recent Roadrunner Records "restructuring" under parent label Warner Music Group, which resulted in roughly 36 staff members worldwide being let go and several regional offices being closed (including the office in the U.K.). Check out ...

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STEEL PANTHER: Video Interview With MICHAEL STARR

Alaska's rock radio station KWHL conducted an interview with STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr at this year's Download festival, which was held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. STEEL PANTHER is the '80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group's lineup ...

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