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MOTÖRHEAD: Entire New Album Streamed Online

MOTÖRHEAD's entire new album, "Inferno", is available for streaming online at VH1.com. The group's first album of new material since 2002's "Hammered" is scheduled for release on June 22 through Metal-Is Records, a division of the Sanctuary Records Group (the CD will arrive in Europe on June 21 via SPV/Steamhammer Records). The complete ...

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LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR Sign With SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

Chicago-based doomsters LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR have inked a deal with Southern Lord Records. The group's first release for the label will consist of the six songs from the band's self-titled EP and two brand-new songs. A September 21 release is expected. Copies of the second pressing of the limited-edition six-song EP are available through ...

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WOLF Confirmed For Germany's METAL BASH 2004 Festival

Sweden's WOLF have replaced CAGE on the billing of the Metal Bash 2004 festival, set to take place July 24 at Schießsportanlage in Neu Wulmstorf (near Hamburg), Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: WOLF HIRAX TORMENT DARK AGE MAJESTY FINAL BREATH NECRONOMICON V8 WANKERS BURDEN OF ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Set Their Own Rules On 'Inferno'

MOTÖRHEAD will be releasing "Inferno", their first album of new material since 2002's "Hammered", on June 22 through Metal-Is Records, a division of the Sanctuary Records Group. "This album is real musicians playing real music. There were no rules," Lemmy said in a press release. Guitar legend Steve Vai makes a guest appearance on the ...

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CROWBAR Announce First Hometown Show In Three Years

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR will make their first hometown live appearance in nearly three years on July 9 at the Howlin' Wolf. Support at the show will come from CRAWFISH FOSSIL and SUFFOCATING LINDSAY. Tickets are $8 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Inferno' Artwork Posted Online

MOTÖRHEAD's official web site, www.imotorhead.com, has uploaded the cover artwork for the group's upcoming album, "Inferno". The cover design has once again been provided by esteemed cover artist Joe Petagno. As previously reported, "Inferno" is due in North America on June 22 through the Sanctuary subsidiary Metal-Is Records (the album will arrive in ...

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CANS: Band Lineup For 2000 DECIBEL Festival Appearance Revealed

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans will be joined by Danny Gill (guitar), Stefan Pascolino (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums, FATES WARNING) during his solo appearance (under the CANS moniker) at the 2000 Decibel festival May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "Unfortunately neither Metal Mike [ex-HALFORD] nor Mat Sinner [PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER] will ...

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WOLF: New Video Posted Online

Swedish metallers WOLF have uploaded their video for the track "Wolf's Blood" at this location (Windows Media, 10 MB). The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Release 'Inferno' In June

MOTÖRHEAD have reportedly set "Inferno" as the title of their new album, due in North America on June 22 through the Sanctuary subsidiary Metal-Is Records (the album will arrive in Europe on June 21 via SPV/Steamhammer Records). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Terminal Show" (featuring a guest appearance by Steve Vai), "Smiling ...

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RAZORBACK: Audio Samples Posted Online

RAZORBACK, the new band consisting of Rolf Munkes (guitar, MAJESTY, ex-VANIZE), Stefan Berggren (vocals, ex-COMPANY OF SNAKES), Marcus Bielenberg (bass, ex-VANIZE), Pierre Fienhold (drums, ex-VANIZE) and Chris Heun (guitar, ex-SHYLOCK), have uploaded three short audio samples from their upcoming debut CD, "Animal Anger", at their newly launched official web site. Due on April 26 through ...

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TED NUGENT To Be Featured On 'Celebrity Hobbies' Show

Paul Fletcher of the Jackson Citizen Patriot is reporting that Ted Nugent's bow hunting and shooting activities will be the subject of an upcoming episode of "Celebrity Hobbies", a show in its second season on the DYI Network. Each half-hour episode spotlights celebrities at home, in the studio or workshop as they share their hobbies. ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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VALUME NOB To Release 'The Most High' Next Month

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have completed work on a new CD, entitled "The Most High", due on April 13 through the group's own label. A video for the song "Boots" will be released in early summer. The group, who describe their music as "AGNOSTIC FRONT meets ...

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KINGDOM COME Name New Album

Germany's KINGDOM COME, led by frontman Lenny Wolf, have set "Perpetual" as the title of their new album, due this summer through UlfTone Music. Lenny is currnetly in Los Angeles shooting videos for the songs "With The Sun In Mind" and "Silhoutte Paintings" from the upcoming CD. KINGDOM COME's last studio CD, "Independent", was released ...

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CHIMAIRA Book Studio Time For DEATH Tribute

CHIMAIRA will be entering Spider Studios on March 22 to record some music from the DEATH albums "Symbolic" and "Human" for the upcoming tribute CD "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Legendary guitarist James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) will be handling the production duties alongside CHIMAIRA. Commented CHIMAIRA ...

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DEATH Tribute Album Update: CHIMAIRA Added, Web Site Launched

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for the 'Within The Mind' project was completed at ...

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RAZORBACK To Release 'Animal Anger' In April

RAZORBACK, the new band consisting of Rolf Munkes (guitar, MAJESTY, ex-VANIZE), Stefan Berggren (vocals, ex-COMPANY OF SNAKES), Marcus Bielenberg (bass, ex-VANIZE), Pierre Fienhold (drums, ex-VANIZE) and Chris Heun (guitar, ex-SHYLOCK), have set "Animal Anger" as the title of their debut album, due on April 26 through Massacre Records. 01. The Hymn 02. One By One ...

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JAMES MURPHY: DEATH Tribute Album Update

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ...

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WOLF Sign European Deal With MASSACRE RECORDS

Swedish metallers WOLF have signed a European deal with Germany's Massacre Records. The group's third full-length album, "Evil Star", will be released on April 26 and will include two bonus tracks. A U.S. release through Prosthetic Records is expected on April 27. The follow-up to 2002's "Black Wings" was produced by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) ...

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RAZORBACK: Track Listing Announced

RAZORBACK, the new band consisting of Rolf Munkes (guitar, MAJESTY, ex-VANIZE), Stefan Berggren (vocals, ex-COMPANY OF SNAKES), Marcus Bielenberg (bass, ex-VANIZE), Pierre Fienhold (drums, ex-VANIZE) and Chris Heun (guitar, ex-SHYLOCK), have set the tentative track listing for their self-titled debut, tentatively due on March 29 through Massacre Records. "Razorback" track listing (in no particular oder): ...

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WOLF: New Music Available For Download

Swedish metallers WOLF have posted two MP3 samples from their third full-length album, "Evil Star", at their official web site: "Evil Star" (mp3), "Black Wing Rider" (mp3). "Evil Star" will be released in Scandinavia on February 25 through MNW/No Fashion Records. A U.S. release through Prosthetic Records is expected at a ...

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KATAKLYSM, Ex-PESTILENCE, GORGUTS Members Confirmed For DEATH Tribute

Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM), Patrick Mameli (ex-PESTILENCE), and Luc Lemay (GORGUTS) and are he latest musicians confirmed to appear on the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. As previously reported, the project, which was conceived by CKY ...

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