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EVILE Announces New Bassist

British thrashers EVILE have revealed the identity of their new bassist, who joins the band following the tragic and untimely death of their late bassist, Mike Alexander. Mike Alexander passed away on October 5, 2009 while the band was on tour in Sweden. EVILE members Matt Drake, Ol Drake and Ben Carter have released the ...

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WOLF, WARMACHINE, NOT FRAGILE Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR

WOLF (Sweden), WARMACHINE (Canada) and NOT FRAGILE (Germany) have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 29-31, 2010 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMULANCE ANVIL CHORUS ASKA BATTLEAXE BLOODFEAST CULPRIT DER KAISER GREG LINDSTROM & FRIENDS ICON JAG PANZER ...

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MEGADETH Members Check In From The Road

MEGADETH members Dave Mustaine (guitar, vocals), Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) have posted separate messages in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site. They are reproduced below in their entirety. Mustaine: "We were able to start planning our tour dates for 2010 and we will be announcing our next South American, ...

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VADER: Video Interview Posted Online

German online magazine Whiskey-Soda.de conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek of Polish death metallers VADER prior to the band's September 24, 2009 concert in Berlin, Germany. Watch the 20-minute chat (in English) at this location. As previously reported, VADER is seeking a U.S.-based session guitarist for the upcoming "Killfest 2010" tour ...

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VADER Seeking Session Guitarist For U.S. Tour

Polish extreme metallers VADER are seeking a U.S.-based session guitarist for the upcoming "Killfest 2010" tour with OVERKILL (headliner), GOD DETHRONED, WARBRINGER and EVILE. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] Guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka, who has been touring and recording with VADER for the past year, recently reformed DECAPITATED and will be unavailable ...

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EVILE To Tour Europe With WARBRINGER, THE FADING

British thrashers EVILE have confirmed a full European headlining tour for 2010. EVILE will kick off the "Infecting Nations" tour in January with a string of U.K. shows, before heading off to mainland Europe for the rest of the tour. The tour will mark the band's first official shows since the tragic passing of their ...

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MEGADETH Kicks Off U.S. Headlining Tour; Setlist Revealed

MEGADETH's 2009 U.S. leg of the "Endgame" world tour kicked off last night (Saturday, November 14) at a sold-out Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Support on the trek is coming from MACHINE HEAD, SUICIDE SILENCE, ARCANIUM, and WARBRINGER replacing MACHINE HEAD beginning December 5. MEGADETH's setlist was as follows: 01. 1,320' 02. Wake Up ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Interviewed In Vienna

Austria's Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with Mitch Lucker and Mark Heylmun of California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE when the band played in Vienna on November 4, 2009. Watch the chat below. SUICIDE SILENCE will embark on a U.S. tour with MEGADETH and MACHINE HEAD starting on November 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Guitarist Interviewed By U.K.'s 'Metalheadz'

Peter Bailey of the Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom-based "Metalheadz" radio show conducted an interview with guitarist Mark Heylmun of California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE at the end of October during the band's U.K. tour with DEVILDRIVER and BEHEMOTH. Watch the chat below. SUICIDE SILENCE will embark on a U.S. tour with MEGADETH and MACHINE HEAD ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE: 'Genocide' Video Released

"Genocide", the new video from California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE, can be viewed at BloodyDisgusting.com. The track can be found exclusively on the "Saw VI" soundtrack, which was released on October 20 through Trustkill Records, and its accompanying clip features dynamic live performance footage interwoven with grizzly, striking clips from the hit movie. ...

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WARBRINGER Interviewed On 'The Metal File'

Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER were interviewed for this week's "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. You can stream the show online at this location. WARBRINGER recently parted ways with bassist Ben Bennett and was rejoined by Andy Laux. Andy played on the group's debut, "War Without End", but was unable to join ...

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ARKAEA Drops Off KITTIE Tour

ARKAEA — the band featuring FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) — has been forced to pull out of the remaining five shows on the KITTIE North American tour. Commented ARKAEA vocalist Jon Howard (also of THREAT SIGNAL): "For the past week, I had been pushing myself to perform with ...

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HATCHET Parts Ways With Singer

San Francisco Bay Area's HATCHET has issued the following update: "We are safe and sound now back home in the San Francisco Bay area. After a six-week full U.S. tour that spanned the entire country, we returned home to an eager, vigorous crowd on October 16 at 924 Gilman with tour mates HAVOK, as well ...

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VADER: 'Necropolis' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Necropolis", the new album from Polish death metal veterans VADER, sold around 1,130 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at position No. 19 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the ...

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VADER: Tilburg Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of VADER's September 28, 2009 performance at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow"). VADER's new album, "Necropolis", was released in North America on September 22. The CD was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such ...

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VADER: 'Never Say My Name' Video Released

"Never Say My Name", the new video from Polish extreme metallers VADER, can be viewed below. Inspired by Patrick Graham's bestselling book "L'Évangile Selon Satan" (translation: "The Gospel According to Satan"), the clip tells an alternate story of the death of a messiah who curses humanity before his death on the cross and chooses life ...

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ICON Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited Phoenix, Arizona-based hard rockers ICON have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 29-31, 2010 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMULANCE ASKA BATTLEAXE BLOODFEAST CULPRIT DER KAISER GREG LINDSTROM & FRIENDS ICON JAG PANZER JAMESON RAID OMEN RAVEN ...

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THE AMENTA Parts Ways With Vocalist, Bassist; Replacements Announced

Sydney, Australia's extreme metal unit THE AMENTA has parted ways with vocalist Jarrod Krafczyk and bassist Dale Harrison. The two have been replaced by Cain Cressall (MALIGNANT MONSTER) and Dan Quinlan (PAIN DIVISION), respectively. THE AMENTA will showcase its new lineup at the Against The Grain festival (September 19), and a series of Australian shows ...

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ARKAEA: 'Gone Tomorrow' Video Released

"Gone Tomorrow", the new video from ARKAEA — the band featuring FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) — can be viewed below. The clip was filmed with Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, TRIVIUM, MUDVAYNE) and Dan Dobi (BLEEDING THROUGH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WARBRINGER) at the helm. "Years In The Darkness", the debut ...

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HATCHET To Introduce New Lineup On U.S. Tour

San Francisco Bay Area's HATCHET will embark on its first U.S. tour this year on Friday, September 4 at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. Denver's HAVOK will accompany HATCHET on the trek, with Bay Area bands BROCAS HELM and LACERATION also appearing at the San Francisco show. The six-week tour will cover all points of ...

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