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BATTLEROAR Signs With CRUZ DEL SUR

Greek epic traditional metallers BATTLEROAR have inked a deal with Cruz Del Sur for the release of their third album, "To Death and Beyond". The group was previously signed to the now-defunct Black Lotus label, which released BATTLEROAR's last album "Age of Chaos". "To Death and Beyond" will be recorded in December 2007 for an ...

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Ex-DIO Guitarist TRACY G's GOADED To Film Video

GOADED, the new band led by ex-DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G, will film a promotional video for an as-yet-undisclosed song on October 13-14. The group's debut CD, which features Ray Luzier (ARMY OF ANYONE) on drums, Larry Bones on bass and Jason Witte on vocals, is currently being mixed by Joe Floyd. The demo track "As ...

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THE CULT: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

THE CULT's entire new album, "Born into This", is available for streaming at AOL Music. Due on October 2 in North America via New Wilderness/Roadrunner, "Born into This" was was recorded in London with producer Youth (VERVE, PRIMAL SCREAM). Roadrunner Records will release a special two-disc "savage edition" of THE CULT's new album, ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Recruits Former DRAGONFORCE Bassist

U.K. epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have announced the addition of bassist Adrian Lambert (SON OF SCIENCE, ex-DRAGONFORCE, INTENSE) to the group's ranks. "His fast and furious bass style is exactly what the band was looking for!" BIOMECHANICAL said in a statement. BIOMECHANICAL will release its new album, "Cannibalised", on February 11, 2008 through Earache Records. ...

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FIREWIND: Bedford Photos Posted Online

High-quality photos of FIREWIND's September 29, 2007 concert in Bedford, New Hampshire have been posted at The Metal Madman web site. FIREWIND will have its 2002 debut album, "Between Heaven & Hell", re-released in Japan on October 10 via King Records. The reissue includes new artwork, liner notes from guitarist Gus G. and ...

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BIOMECHANICAL: 'Cannibalised' Release Date Announced

U.K. epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL will release their new album, "Cannibalised", on February 11, 2008 through Earache Records. "Cannibalised" was mixed by famed producer Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST). An exclusive advance track, entitled "Fallen In Fear", is available on the band's MySpace page. BIOMECHANICAL frontman John K — who recently recruited new members ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Covers PINK FLOYD's 'Welcome To The Machine'; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE performing a cover of PINK FLOYD's "Welcome to the Machine" on September 15, 2007 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida can be viewed below. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE members Geoff Tate (vocals), Michael Wilton (guitar) and Mike Stone performed two songs acoustically on September 11 during an appearance ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: More Headlining Dates Announced

ROB ZOMBIE has scheduled the following "off" dates during his upcoming tour with OZZY OSBOURNE and IN THIS MOMENT: Oct. 23 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall Oct. 30 - Duluth, MN - Pioneer Hall Nov. 03 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note Nov. 08 - Great Falls, MT - Expo Park Nov. 12 ...

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Serpent Saints - ENTOMBED

After the soggy and forgettable "Inferno" four long years ago, just the fact that ENTOMBED sounds like they wanted to be in the studio for this one is a cause for celebration. They're back on the death-and-roll machine, with a little more emphasis on the death side of things, and things start out promising with ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Bassist Joins New Death Metal 'Supergroup'

Bassist Jason Blachowicz from MALEVOLENT CREATION has joined the new band formed by Dave Culross (drums; MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATEPLOW, SUFFOCATION), Rob Barret (guitar; CANNIBAL CORPSE), Chris Basile (guitar; PYREXIA), and Kyle Symons (vocals; MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATEPLOW). The as-yet-unnamed group is currently writing material for its debut album for a tentative 2008 release. No further details ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: Headlining Dates Announced

ROB ZOMBIE has scheduled the following "off" dates during his upcoming tour with OZZY OSBOURNE and IN THIS MOMENT: Oct. 23 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall Oct. 30 - Duluth, MN - Pioneer Hall Nov. 08 - Great Falls, MT - Expo Park Nov. 12 - Boise, ID - The Big Easy Nov. 13 ...

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NIGHTRAGE Guitarist Quits

Guitarist Constantine of the Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has issued the following statement: "I would like to inform you that due to personal, artistic and (unfortunately) financial reasons I am in the unfortunate position to leave NIGHTRAGE. I'd like to sincerely thank my bandmate Marios Iliopoulos [guitar] for giving me this wonderful chance to ...

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ADAGIO: Japanese Tour Report

Guitarist Stéphan Forté of the French progressive metallers ADAGIO has issued the following update: "Just arrived back from Japan where we played three shows, did some promo and had lots of fun.... "Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make an official announcement before leaving and when I arrived I received lots of emails asking if ...

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FIREWIND To Re-Release Debut Album In Japan

Greek metallers FIREWIND will have their 2002 debut album, "Between Heaven & Hell", re-released in Japan on October 10 via King Records. The reissue includes new artwork, liner notes from guitarist Gus G. and producer David T. Chastain as well as two bonus tracks. Originally released with different cover artwork in Japan, this time the ...

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FOZZY Singer To Embark On Book-Signing Tour

Chris Jericho, lead vocalist for FOZZY and former WWE champion, will release "A Lion's Tale: Around The World In Spandex" (Grand Central Publishing) on October 25, 2007. The autobiography (book cover) will focus on the early days of his wrestling and performing career. To support the book, Chris will head out on a ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Play Athens In January

Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has scheduled a headlining show at AN Club in Athens, Greece on January 26, 2008. Also scheduled to appear are NORDOR and INSIDEAD. NIGHTRAGE's video for the track "Scathing" can be viewed below. The clip was shot in January in Athens, Greece. The song comes off the group's third album, ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: Video Footage From Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Available

Fan-filmed video footage of legendary Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION performing at this year's Party.San Open Air festival, which took place August 9-11, 2007 in Bad Berka, Germany, can be viewed below. As previously reported, drummer Dave Culross has apparently once again quit MALEVOLENT CREATION. No reason was given for his departure. Dave is said ...

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ELVENKING Announces Temporary Violinist

Italian folk metallers ELVENKING have issued the following update: "Last week Elyghen [violinist/keyboardist] has temporarily moved to Ireland for working reasons. Don't worry: he won't leave the band! He'll try to be here with us as much as possible, but of course this won't be easy all the time. That's why in this period, Eleonora ...

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Ex-OUTWORLD Singer To Perform With ADAGIO In Japan

According to his MySpace page, former OUTWORLD vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter will be singing for French progressive metallers ADAGIO on their upcoming three-date tour of Japan as the support act for Finland's KORPIKLAANI. The details are as follows: Sep. 12 - Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro Sep. 13 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro Sep. ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Mourns Loss Of Producer/Engineer

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has released the following statement: "It is with extreme sorrow and heavy heart that we must report the tragic and untimely passing of Greg 'Super-G' Marchak... our beloved friend, JON OLIVA'S PAIN producer and engineer. Greg suffered an anyeurism on Thursday evening and never ...

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Drummer DAVE CULROSS Quits MALEVOLENT CREATION

Drummer Dave Culross has apparently once again quit legendary Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION. No reason was given for his departure. Dave is said to be doing recordings with other bands at the moment as well as launching a new project. He is also looking to do some session work. MALEVOLENT CREATION's new album, "Doomsday ...

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NIGHTRAGE Explains Greek Concert Cancellation

Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has issued the following update: "NIGHTRAGE's show [at the No Budget festival] in Larissa, Greece on September 2 was cancelled due to heavy rain just before our playing time. We feel very sorry about that, but it was something out of our hands. Hail to all the fans that came ...

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