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A preview of every track from the SAW III movie soundtrack that features music (including some new tracks!) from MASTODON, STATIC-X, SLAYER, ALL THAT REMAINS, 18 VISIONS, DISTURBED, DROWNING POOL, BLUE OCTOBER, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and many more has been made available at this location.


CHIMAIRA has signed a worldwide deal with the label except for the USA (where further releases will be dealt by Ferret Records): Singer Mark Hunter about the signing: "For our friends outside of the US, we have linked up with Nuclear Blast. We met these guys on the European Sounds Of The Underground tour and were so thrilled to learn that they too were big of fans of CHIMAIRA. They had this hunger in their eyes that showed us they were going to sign CHIMAIRA if it was the last thing they did. That made us feel incredible. Not to mention the owner promised us his Porsche if we signed...we are holding you to that Markus! On a serious note, both Nuclear and Ferret have great ideas to deliver some killer goods to the fans. Things have never felt as good for us as they do right now, and its due in part to the killer music we're creating, plus the faith and enthusiasm we're seeing from the awesome group of guys over there at the labels. CHIMAIRA still has an abundance of life and creativity flowing through our veins, and this new chapter in our lives may prove to be our greatest. Get ready for the most real, most passionate, and most technically punishing CHIMAIRA record yet! -The beast has finally been unleashed..." The new album is scheduled to be released in February 2007.

Still thinking Sweden are a European footballing nation to be reckoned with, IN FLAMES challenge fans in EA SPORTS™ 2006 FIFA World Cup™  throughout the course of their upcoming European tour the Swedish metal gods IN FLAMES have come up with something very special: A dual with a specially selected group of fans on a number of tour dates. The weapon of choice is EA SPORTS™ 2006 FIFA World Cup™ on the XBOX360. While being on tour even the giants of metal need to relax. As passionate gamers Nuclear Blast’s Swedish metal-maniacs IN FLAMES take a break with their EA-SPORTS games every evening. On selected locations two fans will be able to meet their idols and challenge them to a game on the XBOX360. Any lucky fans who manage to see off the challenge of the In Flames boys will be in line for some exciting prizes! In cooperation with EA-Sports and Nuclear Blast contestants for – not yet determined – tour dates are wanted. Applications to: / Subject: INFLAMESXBOX (Be sure you state your desired tour location) Applicants under 18 can not be included.
EVILE sign! hooray!!!!

Earache Records has announced the signing of fast-rising young U.K. thrashers EVILE. The group just completed is triumphant performance at last weekend's Damnation Festival, where they slayed the crowd on the Jagermeister stage, as openers for THE HAUNTED, SKINDRED and BIOMECHANICAL.

EVILE formed two years ago in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, U.K. by brothers Matt Drake (vocals/guitar) and Ol Drake (lead guitar), along with Ben Carter (drums) and Mike Alexander (bass) and have since rapidly picked up a rabid following, eager to enjoy a night of heads-down, no-nonsense thrash.

While unsigned, EVILE were hand-picked to play two prestigious U.K. festivals in the summer of 2006 — Bloodstock Open Air and most recently, Damnation Festival — both to great acclaim from fans. Now the band will spend the rest of the year gigging far and wide, and expect to record and release their debut album on Earache early in 2007. Meanwhile, check out EVILE's demo and pictures at its MySpace page.

RE:IGNITION’s entire new album “Empty Heart, Loaded Gun” is available online for streaming at You can also check out the tracks alongside a full playlist of other Corporate Punishment artists on the ALTSOUNDS.FM CORPORATE PUNISHMENT STATION at ------------ IF HOPE DIES
There is a new live performance of IF HOPE DIES performing their track ‘Burned Out’ available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website: The footage was taken at The Furnace in Syracuse NY earlier this year. The band is currently on the Radio Takeover and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD tours covering October and November in support of their latest release “Life In Ruin” via Ironclad/Metal Blade. ---------- OPEN GRAVE RECORDS
Open Grave Records has released a free downloadable 14-track compilation, titled "Sounds from the Grave Vol. 1". The collection features a track from each of the artist signed to the label. Included on the compilation are brand new tracks from U.K. black metal band PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE, California-based melodic death metal band CLOUDS TURNED BLACK, classic California thrashers SKITZO (which features guest appearances from POSSESSED vocalist Jeff Becerra and lead axeman John Marshall of METAL CHURCH and BLIND ILLUSION). Also featured is ATROCITY (U.S.), DOWNLORD, NECRODEMON and the rest of the Open Grave roster.

Download the compilation at -------------- CRADLE

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth at the American hotel in Amsterdam. Filth dicusses the band's new CD, "Thornography", the rejected album cover, obsessions, God, the bible, Da Vinci Code, gothic horror, spacing out in a toilet on Gary Moore and lots more. Watch the interview online at ------------- BLINDED COLONY
A brand new song from the Swedish melodic death metal band BLINDED COLONY, entitled "Once Bitten Twice Shy", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off BLINDED COLONY's new album, "Bedtime Prayers", due in Europe on November 10 (November 14 elsewhere). Check out the cover artwork for "Bedtime Prayers" (created by Davide Nadalin of Nerve Design) at this location.
----------- RAMMSTEIN
The cover artwork for German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN' upcoming DVD, entitled "Völkerball", has been posted online at this location. According to RAMMSTEIN's manager Emanuel Fialik, the disc will be packed with footage, including "almost three hours of live recordings filmed in France, Japan, England and Russia. Also there is an audio CD featuring 75 minutes of concert footage. In a special edition the band will release a second DVD with two documentaries [with a running time of] 90 minutes. That makes three discs in a special edition: two DVDs and one audio CD."

"Völkerball" will be released on November 17 in the following formats:

* Standard Edition: two-disc set (1 DVD, 140 minutes live video + 1 CD, 75 minutes live audio).

* Special Edition: three-disc set (1 DVD, 140 minutes live video + 1 DVD, 90-minute documentary, including "Anaconda in the Net" + "Reise, Reise: The Making of the Album" + 1 CD, 75 minutes live audio).

* Limited Edition: 190-page tour photo book, including all three discs from the special edition + the entire live audio recordings of the concerts (140 minutes) on an additional fourth disc!

RAMMSTEIN's latest album, "Rosenrot", received its long-overdue U.S. release on March 28 via Universal Music. The CD, which was certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies within two weeks of release last October, topped the official album chart in Germany, Austria and Finland, and landed at No. 2 in Sweden and Denmark, No. 4 in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, No. 5 in France, No. 6 in Mexico, No. 11 in Italy and No. 29 in the U.K. In addition, "Rosenrot" achieved gold status in Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.

RAMMSTEIN's track "Mein Teil" was nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, which were held in Los Angeles in early February. --------------- TRIVIUM Drummer: I've Always Considered Us To Be A Melodic Thrash Metal Band, eh recently conducted an in-depth interview with TRIVIUM drummer Travis Smith. Several excerpts follow: What can you tell us about the new record?

Travis Smith: "Well, it's a lot different than 'Ascendancy' as far as that goes. The music is better just from us being on the road touring and playing so much, us getting to know each other better and us learning our instruments. It's better in that aspect. We've also changed up the way the vocals sound. It's something that we've always wanted to do and we got the opportunity to do it. Matt's [Heafy] vocals have come a long way from two or three years ago. We ended up creating this new thing with him practicing his vocals all the time and we wanted to put it to use and try something different. We were getting sick of the same sound, ya know? There are so many bands out there right now that sound almost exactly alike. It's getting really old, so we wanted to come out of the chute with a new album and say 'We're not anything like that…' We're gonna do what we wanna do, play the music that we wanna play regardless of what the outside opinion thinks. We're just gonna do what we wanna do." So touring extensively is a lot like being able to rehearse every day?

Travis: "Yeah… you get to practice in a way. Even though tour after tour you're playing the same song, you can try and put a different spin on 'em. I don't mean playing the songs differently, I mean playing the same thing differently. Trying to get the same effect from a part by playing it a different way. You just practice and practice it and you just get better by playing together as four musicians. In a way it's like practicing, but in way it's also not like it because you're just playing the same damn thing all the time. We warm up for like an hour before we go on and that's when we get our real practice in with different warm up techniques that we do, rudiments. It's not like we're writing any new material or anything." Did you find the songwriting process for "The Crusade" to be easier because of the success of "Ascendancy" or more difficult because you wanted it to be that much better?

Travis: "Well, it was little different than the last album because we had to write this one on the road and we'd never done that before in our career. With us touring so much, we didn't have any time where we could just say, 'Okay, let's take a month and write a new record…' But that's not who we like to work anyway. We're always on the go working and working. We wrote it on the road and it actually worked out really great for all of us. We got to stay out and play and we got to write our new record, so it was like the best of both worlds. 'The Crusade' came out of it and we're really, really proud of it." Do you think "The Crusade" is capable of going gold?

Travis: "We always hope because it good for us. But you never know. You just gotta take it one day at a time and see what happens. We've got a really good feeling about this album. We're really proud of it and we're really stoked about the songs. There's not one song on there that we're not happy with. We can hope that it will do very well because obviously we want it to do well. The reaction that we've gotten from people….has been very positive, so we're gonna be very positive and think positive about it." Do you consider the music TRIVIUM creates thrash metal? Does it drive you crazy when people insist on referring to your music as emo or mallcore?

Travis: "Yes, we do. I've always considered this band, from day one, a melodic thrash metal band. We're totally thrash metal guys. That's what we grew up listening to. It's what we listen to… it's our influence. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, that's great, but it doesn't mean we have to sit there and react to it or give it any of our attention. We know we're not and a lot of our fans know it as well. You just gotta kinda go with it and not spend too much time worrying about it or dreading it because everyone's gonna put labels on everything. You just gotta let it roll off your back."

Read the entire interview at ------------------- ARCH ENEMY
A short video clip ARCH ENEMY guitarists Michael Amott and Fredrik Åkesson shredding it up last night (Tuesday, October 17) at Club Capitol in Perth, Australia has been posted online at ------------- TURUNEN
Former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen has posted the cover artwork for her upcoming Christmas album, "Henkäys Ikuisuudesta" (Breath from Heaven), at this location.
--------- KILLSWITCH

Guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz of New England metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Listen to the interview in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media, Real Media (NOTE: The Adam Dutkiewicz interview begins at around the one hour, 12-minute mark). Check out the show's entire playlist at this location. ------------ OPETH
OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following update:

"Back home finally!

"We had a great time in North America [on the Gigantour]... did some nice shows, especially Philadelphia, since that was our only headline gig. It felt good to sweat a little and parts of the show was like... magic!

"Got to know Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH mainman and Gigantour organizer] a little, and I don't care what anyone says about the guy, he's great! He always treated us and myself with great respect. I specifically enjoyed sipping Guinness with him in Tokyo. I also got to meet Ronnie Dio, there which was a BIG moment for me. We talked for hours and as he went back to his room he hugged me and said 'You're great, kid!' I still can't believe I've hung out with the guy who sang 'Stargazer' and 'Temple of the King'...insane!

"Japan overall was fantastic! It was our first trip there, and I was a little nervous that we wouldn't be up to the task. But we did really of my favourite 'short' shows ever... The crowd was fantastic, all 12,000 of them! Had some great sushi and bough a nice bottle of Sake with me for home.

"Now I'm back home in Stockholm and it's great, to say the least. The house is a mess and I need to unpack so much stuff and fix the roof! Do the whole 'man' type stuff you know...

"We only have two short tours to go until the big hiatus. South America, unfortunately, got cancelled which is a drag (when will it fukkin' happen for us there???). Oh, the London/U.K. show [November 9] will be filmed for a possible DVD so make sure to be there!"

As previously reported, the special-edition deluxe version of OPETH's "Ghost Reveries" CD will be released on October 31 via Roadrunner Records. Bonus material on the set will include the band's cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Soldier of Fortune", a 40-minute documentary about the making of the record complete with the band's own private tour footage, the video for "The Grand Conjuration", liner notes, photos, an enhanced 24-page booklet, deluxe sleeve, and 5.1 surround exclusive mix of the record made by original mixed/engineer Jens Bogren. ------------------- LORDI
Finnish Eurovision Song Contest winners LORDI will release their new DVD, "Market Square Massacre", in Germany on November 3. The disc will contain the group's music videos plus the "welcome-home" concert from Helsinki last May when a record audience of 90,000 Finns welcomed their heroes back from the Eurovision Song Contest victory in Athens. It will also contain some extra material from Athens as seen on Finnish TV in May. The band also recorded a new version of their 2003 hit "Would You Love A Monsterman?", and a new music video was shot with a Halloween theme (also included on the DVD).

"Market Square Massacre" (view cover here) track listing:

Live At The Market Square

* Bringin Back The Balls To Rock
* Devil Is A Loser
* Blood Red Sandman
* It Snows In Hell
* Would You Love A Monsterman?
* Hard Rock Hallelujah

Special Features

Eurovision Specials Live at Finnish Semifinal:

* Hard Rock Hallelujah
* Bringing Back The Balls To Rock

Live at Finnish Final:

* Hard Rock Hallelujah
* "Hello Athens" documentaries

Music Videos

* Would You Love A Monsterman? (2006)
* Who's Your Daddy?
* Hard Rock Hallelujah
* Blood Red Sandman
* Devil Is A Loser


* "The Kin" movie
* Making of "The Kin"
* Storyboard
* Gallery

Check out the "Would You Love A Monsterman? '06" video at this location.

LORDI's "The Arockalypse" album was recently certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. The CD topped the album charts and stayed in the Top Ten for several weeks. In addition, "Hard Rock Hallelujah" reached position No. 9 on the Swedish single chart and stayed in the Top 60 for almost four months. "Hard Rock Hallelujah" was also certified gold in Germany, where it was in the Top 10 for seven weeks, having peaked at position No. 5. So far, the single has sold an impressive 150,000 copies in Germany. ------------------- LAMB OF GOD
LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Listen to the interview in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media, Real Media (NOTE: The Randy Blythe interview begins at around the 33-minute mark). Check out the show's entire playlist at this location. ------------- IMPELLITTERI
IMPELLITTERI mainman/guitarist Chris Impellitteri has uploaded a new three-minute compilation of video clips of him shredding the axe at this location (Windows Media) ------------ MEGADETH
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Listen to the interview in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media, Real Media (NOTE: The Dave Mustaine interview begins at around the one-hour, 58-minute mark). Check out the show's entire playlist at this location. ----------- LOMBARDO

Mike Baronas of recently conducted an interview with SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

GASPetc: I interviewed Paul [Bostaph] back when G.A.S.P. was a print magazine (issue #6) and asked if the band had him compromise his style to sound like yours.

Lombardo: For a band as original as SLAYER was, the drumming was an integral part of the music. He did fine. He did good, although some of the stuff he did I wouldn't do. Some of the stuff I would do, he didn't do, but it was a good effort. Now, I enjoy some of the songs he recorded when we play live. It's great. I feel like they're my own in the sense that I play them my way. It's similar, but there are certain places I wouldn't put rolls where he did.

GASPetc: Aside from being an original member, what does Dave Lombardo bring to SLAYER that nobody else can?

Lombardo: Okay, in the music there's this chaos, but it's controlled chaos. I've said this before, but I think there's a punk element to my playing and it makes it a little bit raw. When we play live, I don't stick to the same rolls. I will elaborate those rolls which makes it more exciting and keeps the guitar players on their toes. For example, at the end of "Raining Blood" where it goes, "Da-dunt, da-dunt, da-dut, da-dunt," I'll extend that two more measures. So when they come in, instead of doing the beat, I'm still doing the drum part. That's something new I came up with this tour, which was really cool. Some places I'll start a drum roll two bars earlier and the guys don't know if I'm gonna come out right. I don't do it for that reason, but it seems that's what happens, and I think that brings more attention to what you're doing. It makes the other musicians more attentive, and it's all kind of raw and exciting. If you're sounding exactly like the record, I think that can become a little bit boring.

GASPetc: What sort of say do you have in SLAYER's songwriting process these days?

Lombardo: You know what?! I wish I had a little more say, but I don't. But the say that I do have is in the structuring. Not the riffs, but how one part leads to another. Sometimes I wish I could go in there and say, "Okay, this is wrong," but I can't. It's not my place. But the control I do have is, let's say, picking the drum roll or finding the right beat to where Jeff [Hanneman, guitar] would bring me a demo with a beat that's standard double-bass and snare. I'll give it more groove, more funk, and bring the soul out in the music. It's very distinctive music so I need to find the groove in it.

I was listening to a live recording of "South Of Heaven" we did and I was like, "Man!" There's just so much groove in that song. To my kids I was saying, "Listen to that! Listen to how groovy that is!" And it's heavy. So, that's what I bring.

GASPetc: If you could step outside the band for a moment, is "Reign In Blood" one of, if not the, best metal album?

Lombardo: Yes, because there were no computers involved and it was recorded by a bunch of kids. Literally, a bunch of kids. When I look back it's like, "Dang! I was 20 years old."

GASPetc: And hungry.

Lombardo: Yeah! That never stopped either. You know what was so cool that we did? We did everything in our power to promote ourselves when we were first starting out. Check this out, we would go to high schools, jump the fence, and stick flyers in every single locker at the school. For our light show, we would bring our own lights because we were SLAYER. We brought in our smoke and pyro and for our lights we would go and steal light bulbs from in front of houses — you know those colored lights — and go and make our own light show with those things. We were determined.

Me and Kerry [King, guitar] would go to buildings and say, "Hey, we would like to rent your building for a show and throw a rock concert," so we were our own promoters. We would go to arcades that would have a little room for bands and ask them if we could play. That's how we were. That, sometimes, you don't find in bands today. Automatically, they play a club and they think they're famous. They get big heads and think they're the shit. It takes a lot more than that. You have to pursue it and not wait to be catered. It was always me and Kerry and this friend and we had this big old megaphone, "See SLAYER at this school, at this time," and drive up and down the streets.

Read the entire interview at ----------------- WRAITH OF THE ROPES
Hamilton, Ohio-based WRAITH OF THE ROPES has posted an MP3 preview of its upcoming second album, "Demonic Influence", at the group's official web site. Check out a three-minute sample of the song "Wraith of the Ropes" at this location. An early 2007 release via Firebox Music is expected. ------------ mini news

Hughes-Thrall (Glenn Hughes and Pat Thrall) are to have their classic 1982 self-titled debut album re-issued by Rock Candy in November. This has been re-mastered and comes with bonus tracks. For further details, go to ------------ Staind are to release both a compilation CD and DVD next month. They're called 'The Singles: 1996 - 2006' and 'Staind: The Videos', respectively. The former will include previously unreleased live acoustic covers of 'Sober' (Tool), 'Comfortably Nub' (Pink Floyd) and 'Nutshell' (Alice In Chains). The DVD is to include two previous unseen live videos. ------------------ German black metalheads Dark Fortress are to call their new album 'Scum'. It should be released early in '07. ------------- Terror have announced several UK headline shows: Bristol Croft November 22, Brighton Concorde II 23, Sheffield Corporation 24, Luton University 25, Manchester Music Box 26, Wolverhampton Canal Club 27. Get tickets via the ticket link at -----------

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That clip is hillariously bad.


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RE: Thread for Metal lovers - 20/10/2006 10:21:14 PM   

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You can check out the track "Dis-Organ-Ized" from underground death metal legends IMPETIGO's classic 1990 album Ultimo Mondo Cannibale online here. The album will be re-issued on Halloween through Razorback Records. For more information on the release, check here.
Vinnie Paz and Jus Allah
You can check out a semi-new song entitled "The Rebuilding" by Vinnie Paz and Jus Allah online here (under "We Back"). The track, which is from the special The Sound And The Fury album currently being sold on JEDI MIND TRICK's current tour, is the first time the two have been together since the classic JEDI MIND TRICKS album Violent By Design.

INGESTED have posted a new song entitled "Erotic Depravity" from their upcoming split with CREPITATION and KASTRATED over at their official MySpace page.



You can check out a video clip of DECREPIT BIRTH guitarist Matt Sotelo playing a demo of a new song entitled "The Living Doorway To Rexistence" over on YouTube.



You can check out a rough mix of an untitled new song from MEPHISTOPHELES, which features ex-PSYCROPTIC vocalist Chalky on vocals, online here


Mushroomhead - Back To Attacking Slipknot For Publicity

The following article was originally posted over at

Steve Felton is sick of talking about SLIPKNOT — but he can't help it. The subject inevitably comes up whenever the MUSHROOMHEAD drummer talks to a reporter.

"They're the 'NSYNC of heavy metal," Felton said, sighing. "They're a fabricated, label-made bullsh-- band. They're way more corporate than anyone knows."

For more than eight years, Felton — known as "Skinny" to fans of his Cleveland band — has been fielding questions about the Iowan mask-and-jumpsuit-sporting octet. And for eight years, the bands have been at the center of a fierce rivalry that's consisted mostly of insult-trading and has unfolded, largely, through the media. The only face-to-face confrontation that's gone down as a result of the feud occurred between SLIPKNOT and a faction of MUSHROOMHEAD devotees in the Forest City several years ago — a fracas sparked when the 'HEAD fans hurled batteries at the 'KNOT during a concert.

"They've done lots of sh-- talking in magazines, and I am still waiting for them to come beat my ass like they say they're gonna," Skinny said. "They think they own the 'mask rock' title, but MR. BUNGLE was doing it back in the day. So was KISS, THE RESIDENTS, KING DIAMOND. There are so many bands that don't get brought up — it's always SLIPKNOT. And it's like, 'Wait a minute, are those guys the originators of this? No way.' Let's talk about some good bands that wore costumes and masks — like ALICE COOPER. Hell, I've seen pictures of JETHRO TULL wearing jumpsuits with little insignias. There are just so many talented bands who've done it before us and before [SLIPKNOT]."

Of course, at the heart of the great debate is the question of who came first, MUSHROOMHEAD or SLIPKNOT. And no, there's no straight answer: MUSHROOMHEAD nearly signed with Roadrunner, but pen never touched paper — a year later, SLIPKNOT joined the label's roster.

Skinny's always ready to offer his thoughts on the matter. "We've been doing it longer than them, and we've been around way longer. It's just the rest of the world doesn't really know that. They broke into the spotlight before we did. That's just the luck of the draw, I guess. [But] musically, we're nothing like them. If we didn't wear the masks, there'd be no comparison ever."

Rather than spout off about SLIPKNOT, Skinny says he would rather discuss topics like, say, Savior Sorrow, MUSHROOMHEAD's first album of fresh material in three years. It's also the band's first album to feature new frontman Waylon Reavis, who replaced J. Mann two years ago. Mann, the band's singer for 11 of its 13 years, quit due to an overloaded work schedule and his father's ailing health.

Savior Sorrow hit stores last month and debuted at #50 on the Billboard albums chart with 18,000 scans. MUSHROOMHEAD have been touring in support of the LP with BRAND NEW SIN, SOIL and THE AUTUMN OFFERING; the trek runs through November 14 in Atlanta.

While on the Jägermeister-sponsored tour, Skinny said the MUSHROOMHEAD dudes have been filming around the clock, capturing the action on and offstage. The footage will be compiled into the band's second DVD, tentatively titled "Volume 2," which should be in stores this spring. "Volume 1" was released more than a year ago.

The effort should also include several MUSHROOMHEAD videos, including one they shot in Ohio last month — for "12 Hundred" — that probably won't be safe enough to air. "It's very, very horror movie-esque — really gory and bloody and pretty evil," Skinny explained.

"There isn't a treatment, so to speak, for '12 Hundred,' but there's a lot of performance footage. We shot it on the set of a horror movie that was being filmed outside of Cleveland called 'The Rage.' The guy who does our masks and makeup works on horror movies and was working on this one. They had this big outdoor rave party scene in the movie, and they asked us to be the band that performs at it."

Instead of negotiating a performance fee for playing in the movie, the MUSHROOMHEAD guys asked if they could shoot their own video using the film's sets once the movie wrapped.

"It's heavy-duty as far as the look [goes], but we did go overboard with the blood," said Skinny, who's also working on a still-animation clip for the song "Burn." "The back of [singer Jeffrey Nothing]'s head is all ripped up, and he's on a gurney, and there are jumper cables sticking out of the side of his head. It will probably be banned by MTV."-



You can check out a new song from ILL BILL entitled "Focus On Bill," which is produced by his brother NECRO, over at his official MySpace page. In other news, you can catch Bill on October 31st in New York City opening for CYPRESS HILL at the Nokia Theatre as part of the new hip hop supergroup LA COKA NOSTRA.


Howard Stern

Ten months after leaving the commercial airwaves for subscription-based Sirius Satellite Radio, shock jock Howard Stern is out to attract a broad new online audience with his first-ever free Internet broadcast.

Stern's four-hour-plus program will be made available live online at no charge for two days, October 25th and 26th, to promote an Internet radio service Sirius is launching this week.

The new service offers more than 75 channels of CD-quality programming over the Internet -- without the need to buy a Sirius satellite receiver -- for a monthly subscription fee of $12.95, the company said in a press release.

The service can be accessed by logging on to the Sirius web site.



See Eccentric Jazz-metallers EPEHL DUATH on you tube in two short snippets from Tuesday night's Camden Underworld show:


Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Awards

The first televised Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Awards premiers this Sunday, October 22, and a little preview of what’s in store has been released to YouTube. You can check out highlights from the show here:

The televised ceremony will feature live performances of 30 SECONDS TO MARS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, CHINGY and more.
Actor/comedian/rapper Jamie Kennedy hosts the event and also includes presenters gore extraordinaire ROB ZOMBIE and his wife Sheri Moon, SLIPKNOT, THE USED, JONATHAN DAVIS and more.
STAIND will release "The Singles: 1996-2006," a 16-track album that will include previously released hits such as "It's Been Awhile," "For You," "So Far Away" and "Right Here," as well as previously unreleased live acoustic covers of PINK FLOYD’s  "Comfortably Numb," ALICE IN CHAINS’ "Nutshell" and TOOL’s "Sober."
Also included will be the version of the Staind cut "Outside" that originally appeared on the "Family Values Tour 1999" album and features guest vocals from LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst.
A "Media Plyer" for CHILDREN OF BODOM's new DVD, "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live", has been launched at this location.
Swedish metal titans THE HAUNTED have announced that they will be returning to the U.K. in February 2007 for a full tour in support of their new album, "The Dead Eye". The full touring package is still to be confirmed and will be announced shortly along with additional shows. The band has been confirmed to play the following venues so far:

Feb. 04 – Bristol - Academy 2
Feb. 05 - Birmingham - Academy 2
Feb. 06 - Dublin - Temple Bar
Feb. 07 - Liverpool - Academy 2
Feb. 08 - Nottingham - Rock City
Feb. 09 - Glasgow - Cathouse
Feb. 10 - Manchester - Hop & Grape
Feb. 11 - Leeds - Cockpit
Feb. 12 - Norwich - Waterfront
Reunited Austrian black metallers ABIGOR have uploaded an exclusive studio outtake from their upcoming album "Fractal Possession" at the band's MySpace page. "It's a studio outtake of two songs, not mixed, nor mastered, but you'll have an approximate view what could await you..." the group writes.

Boston-based all-female hard rock band JADED ( will open for W.A.S.P. on 12 European tour dates beginning November 16 in Norwich, England. The details are as follows:

Nov. 16 - Waterfront - Norwich, UK
Nov. 17 - Astoria - London, UK
Nov. 18 - Tripod - Dublin Ireland
TRIVIUM Frontman Rejects 'Metalcore' Tag
Lucas Aykroyd of reports:

According to naysayers, TRIVIUM is to METALLICA what GOOD CHARLOTTE is to the SEX PISTOLS. The Orlando-based thrash-metal quartet has faced its share of criticism since forming in 2000, despite high-profile gigs at Ozzfest, Sounds of the Underground, and Britain's Download Festival. Perhaps there's some envy due to its youth: the senior member, at age 24, is drummer Travis Smith.

"If we were acting like a bunch of 16-year-olds, I could understand it," says vocalist-guitarist Matt Heafy, reached aboard his tour bus in snowy Buffalo. "But we've got our shit together live and as people. Age is such a trivial thing."

The outspoken 20-year-old frontman also claims TRIVIUM should never have been accused of pandering to metalcore teenyboppers: "Metalcore is a combination of metal and hardcore, and we've never been into hardcore. We don't draw any influence from that scene. Even our second record, 'Ascendancy', was a metal record. Sure, it had screaming and heavy/soft parts. But only a small number of people would consider it metalcore."

Read the rest of the article at

Two tracks from the forthcoming EUROPE album, "Secret Society", are currently available for streaming:

"Always The Pretenders": Windows Media , Real Media
"Forever Travelling": Windows Media , Real Media
RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (ex-ENGEL, GARDENIAN, KEROZENE, GOOSEFLESH), has uploaded an unmastered version of a song from their upcoming "Hardening Black" EP, entitled "Towards the Black Horizon", on their page.
Finnish horror metallers DOMINATION BLACK have uploaded the songs "Ghost of the Nightfall", "Follow The Fear" and "The Cemetary" on their MySpace page. The tracks come off the group's second album, "The Dark Legacy", which will be relesed in Scandinavia on November 15 via Finland's Poison Arrow Records (the rest of the world will receive the CD in December).
STUCK MOJO: New Album Update
Guitarist Rich Ward of the Atlanta-based rap-metal pioneers STUCK MOJO, who recently announced the addition of vocalist Lord Nelson to the group's lineup, has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the band's new album, "Southern Born Killers":

"We have re-cut the whole record with [Lord Nelson]. I am now in the process of re-tracking some guitars, as well as making some changes in the arrangements of some of the songs. Instead of just 'throwing' Lord Nelson's vocals on the existing tracks, I've reworked the songs around his vocal delivery. Some songs have gone under huge changes and others have stayed pretty true to the original home demos. Three more days of tracking and then I'll start mixing.

"Not everyone is going to like it and that is fair enough. Although, it has been nice to get so much much positive feedback and Lord Nelson has been real encouraged by all the support. After spending so much time on this record, it's nice to get a little 'love.'"

A rough-mix version of the song "That's When I Burn", featuring Lord Nelson, can be heard at the band's MySpace page.
Guitar-mangling technical noise-mongers SIKTH will join the mighty PITCHSHIFTER at the PSI Records festival event Underground Uprising on December 15 at the Astoria in London, England.

Commented PITCHSHIFTER frontman JS Clayden: "Mark [Clayden, PITCHSHIFTER bassist] has always been a big fan of SIKTH and he's the one who turned the rest of the band onto them. With PITCHSHIFTER, SIKTH, BREED 77, ARCHITECTS and GALLOWS on the bill, I can't wait to get on stage! Did I mention there's one last as yet unannounced special guest?"

More information about the festival will be announced soon.
A new DRAGONLAND song, entitled "Contact", has been posted online at the group's official MySpace page. The track comes off the Swedish metallers' upcoming fourth album, "Astronomy", due on November 13 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Starfall" was recorded at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR) in Gothenburg with producer Fredrik Nordström.
SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, has posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in early 2007 via Inside Out Music.
Cleveland's CHIMAIRA has uploaded webisode #7 documenting the recording process for its new album, entitled "Resurrection". Check it out at this location.


COLD frontman Scooter Ward has changed the name of his solo project to WHEN NOVEMBER FALLS from the previously announced THE WITCH. The singer/songwriter will enter the studio on Novemebr 1 to begin recording the project's debut album, tentatively titled "The Series of Emotion". A tentative March 2007 release is expected. In the meantime, you can check out demo versions of the songs "Symphony for a Mad World" and "Let the Rain Begin" at the WHEN NOVEMBER FALLS MySpace page.
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Towers Of London are to support the Backyard Babies at the following shows: Oxford Zodiac November 20, Dudley JB's 21, Manchester Academy III 22, London Mean Fiddler 23.
capdown are to release a new single on December 4. It'll feature the songs 'Keeping Up Appearances' and 'Serious Is Not A Sin'. To be issued by the Fierce Panda label, this will only be available in seven inch vinyl and as a download. The band are also playing the following live shows: Birmingham Barfly November 26, London Camden Barfly 27, Cardiff Barfly 28, York Barfly 29, Glasgow Barfly 30, Aberdeen Moshulu Dceember 1, Edinburgh Exchange 2, Liverpool Barfly 3.
Aussie punks The Living End have been added to the bill for the upcoming UK/Irish shows featuring Less Than Jake and/or Dropkick Murphys. The dates are Dublin Ambassador November 7 (Dropkick Murphys), Belfast Spring And Airbrakes 8 (Dropkick Murphys), Newcastle Academy 9 (Less Than Jake and Dropkick Murphys), Glasgow Academy 10 (Less Than Jake and Dropkick Murphys), London Brixton Academy 11 (Less Than Jake and Dropkick Murphys), Birmingham Academy 12 (Less Than Jake and Dropkick Murphys), Manchester Apollo 13 (Less Than Jake and Dropkick Murphys), Exeter Great Hall 14 (Less Than Jake and Dropkick Murphys), Nottingham Arena 15 (Less Than Jake and Dropkick Murphys).
A Sick Of It All tribute album is due out at the end of November through Abacus. This is to feature tracks by Sepultura, Unearth, Rise Against and Stretch Armstrong.
Head Automatica are looking for a drummer, following the departure of Larry Gorman, a founder-member of the band. No news on whether Gorman was pushed or jumped, though.


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GORGASM have posted the following update on their upcoming new album:

"KuntKiller is almost fully written and we can honestly say that it will be our most intense release to the date. Of course it will have "GORGASM" feel to it but it will feature many new elements and sometimes will drift in the directions that we have never explored before. Sum of tha song titles will be:

-Sadistic Bliss
-Destined to Violate
-Submissive Repugnancy
-Visceral Discharge
-Contemptuous Repugnancy
-Erotic Dislimbing

....await it fuckers!!!!!! your ears shall bleed!!!!!!!!"

There is a new live performance of BANE playing their track ‘Some Came Running’ available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website: The footage was taken on tour in Auburn, NY earlier this year. BANE is currently on The Dead Note tour running through October 30 with STRIKE ANYEWHERE, A GLOBAL THREAT, THIS IS HELL.

ABORTED have posted he following update:

"Ok everyone, time for a big update on what has been going on with ABORTED in the past months. To confirm rumours, drummer Gilles & bass player Olivia are no longer part of the band. Here is the official statement of the band:

Being in a band like ABORTED at this point takes a lot of investment and commitment, right now we are not making money to support members of the band. Every tour is a financial hazard for the band which forces us to keep the small amounts of money we do make on shows to keep as backup if anything goes wrong on tour or any other situation, so that we don't have to pay the bills from our own pockets anymore. The result of this is quite simple: we can’t afford to pay band members to play in this band. These conditions are simple facts & didn't work for Gilles & Olivia, which made it quite obvious they couldn’t be in the band anymore. We would like to welcome Peter Goemaere, who also plays in EMETH as a replacement for Olivia, Peter already performed with the band on a show in Tel Aviv (Israel) where he replaced Olivia who cancelled few days before leaving for Israel.

The band is currently recording the new album 'Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture' with producer Tue Madsen at the Antfarm in Denmark. Drums on the record have been taken care of by Dave Haley from the band PSYCROPTIC and drums in the upcoming shows this & next year (until a fitting permanent replacement has been found) will be handled by Etienne Galo from the band NEGATIVA. Etienne's first show with the band will be on oktober 31st in Opwijk, Belgium. The band is currently taking auditions for a new drummer, serious inquiries can be sent to or

The new album is scheduled to be released worldwide mid February through Century Media Records & features several guest performances by Jeff Walker (Carcass), Jacob Bredahl (Hatesphere) & Henrik Jacobsen (Hatesphere), containing 11 new tracks:

01. The Chondrin Enigma
02. A Methodical Overture
03. Avenious
04. The Spaying Séance
05. And Carnage Basked In Its Ebullience
06. The Foul Nucleus Of Resurrection
07. Archetype
08. Ingenuity In Genocide
09. Odious Emanation
10. Prolific Murder Contrivance
11. Underneath Rorulent Soil

Besides the regular 11 new tracks, the band also recorded 2 covertracks for limited editions or Japanese release being "Slaughtered" from PANTERA & "Surprise! You're Dead" from FAITH NO MORE."

The band's first official DVD, 'The Auricular Chronicles' will be released by Listenable Records on October 30th region free and NTSC format."

CLIMAXES, a new project featuring Evan Brewer (Reflux, Animosity) and Barry Donegan (Look What I Did), have launched an official MySpace, along with an instrumental song entitled "Princess And The Peanut Gallery." You can check that out here.

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has posted its track "Chaos In Motion" on A video for the song can be viewed at

AS WE FIGHT has just uploaded another song from their upcoming album "Midnight Tornado", which will be released on October 30 by Goodlife Records in the Benelux region and Dockyard1 Records throughout the rest of Europe. You can hear ‘Dead End Streets’ over at ------------

Swedish metal titans THE HAUNTED have announced that they will be returning to the UK in February 2007 for a full UK tour in support of their new album The Dead Eye – the full touring package is still to be confirmed and will be announced shortly along with additional shows. The band have been confirmed to play the following venues so far: February 4 – Bristol, England @ Academy 2
February 5 – Birmingham, England @ Academy 2
February 6 – Dublin, Ireland @ Temple Bar
February 7 – Liverpool, England @ Academy 2
February 8 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City
February 9 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse
February 10 – Manchester, England @ Hop & Grape
February 11 – Leeds, England @ Cockpit
Februrary 12 – Norwich, England @ The Waterfront Before February THE HAUNTED will be playing a one-off show in London for the release of their brand new album The Dead Eye due to be released on October 30.

January 11 – London, England @ Underworld in Camden -================= THE HAUNTED 2
EvilG and Lord of the Wasteland of recently conducted an interview with THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Let's start on a bit of a humorous note. I'm sure a lot of people have been asking this — have you considered calling the new album "The" because every song starts out with the word "the?" Or is there some hidden concept behind this?

Peter: Yes, well ….No, it's very simple, "The Dead Eye", it's more like a marking out the middle of a hair cross, the bull's eye. Like hitting something spot on, hitting something dead eye. And as far as the titles on the album go, they're more like chapters. It's not really a concept album, as such, but as it came out, the songs had a progression well, we'll just call it "the blah blah" or whatever. … That's that song, then it kind of stuck with us. It felt, it just felt natural. It felt good to have the songs like that. In a way it kind of pacifies the drama. And at the same time it can kind of underlines the importance of each and every song having a definite story of their own to tell. I also thought that the sound of the album was very cool. The first thing I noticed when I played it was the drum sound sounds very real and not overly processed like a lot of bands.

Peter: No, it is. It's not very processed. It's something that we actually spent a lot of work, you know. It's one of those things where, as we toured — because we toured and we did about 250 shows on "rEVOLVEr" — we got to play with all these different bands and we get so many records on tour. Everyone wants to give you their new record; and every record company wants to push forward with all these great new bands. And to us, it's just like "Holy shit. Everything sounds the fucking same." Why is ..? Whatever happened to some kind of …? Why is everyone sounding like their on ProTools like it's some kind of fucking drug? Also, when we were touring this much, we got to see a lot of bands playing, and we were like, "Wow! These guys are really not up to the challenge." It feels like … if you're going to go out and represent your music and your band to play for people all over the world … Aren't you supposed to be … If you're gonna make a record at least, aren't you supposed to be as good as what comes out on record? Aren't you gonna put some effort into it, some love and some fucking respect? And we felt that we wanted to make something a little more exciting. I understand. It sounds like us morons... We wanted to make it a more human record. I understand, it sounds fucking ridiculous. But, with listening ... The music that we really love to listen to—we listen to a lot of stuff from the 70s and some stuff from the early '80s—but, those records, you can hear the musicians. So the controversy thing, obviously I've read some of your stuff; you've been speaking your mind on sites like MySpace and answering some of your critics from the site we just mentioned: Blabbermouth. What is your whole take on that thing that was going on? Taken and blown out of proportion maybe?

Peter: Honestly, when it comes down to it, I find it highly amusing, because besides what I say, there's nothing really special about me. I just happen to sing in this band that I love. That I have views that are not specifically especially radical or, you know. I honestly… there's nothing really weird or special or amazing about me. Except I'm in a band, that in my opinion is a good band. But for some reason, what I say pisses people off, and I think that is the funniest fucking shit. Ever. You know, sure I've had that effect, but I haven't had that effect on people since I was in fucking high school, you know? It's amazing. I take it the people who get offended by it are in high school. Probably are. Is having a platform like MySpace, with its existing audience, something that you or THE HAUNTED think have benefited a lot from beyond generating controversy?

Peter: I've benefited from it for my own personal perspective. I get to write about all that stuff that happened; I feel like I need to. I get to write, get stuff off my chest and I really want to tell stories or get my emotions out to a bunch of people because I get feedback on that. I'm not talking about the feedback that pops up on fucking Blabbermouth, because that's not feedback, that's just blabber. But people actually do write back to me — a lot of people write back to me — and I get all kinds of reflections. People will tell me their experiences. I feel that it's, yeah, for me it's really … I've been doing blogs since '99, I think. It started out with this kind of blog letter that I would send out to a bunch of my friends. I'd just write, almost automatic writing. Then I'd post in a blog that it went on up until about 2002, I think. 2002, 2003 some time. Then I stopped as we started touring with THE HAUNTED, and then MySpace popped up. [I thought] this is great I don't have to worry about all the fucking — what do you fucking call it? HTML? The fucking coding, which I fucking hate. Here you go, it's all yours, which I thought it was great. So you're not a big fan of the Blabbermouth site? I've noticed recently they have some kind of new policy about inflammatory or racist type remarks because it seems that every news item has someone replying with "You're gay if you listen to this band." "You suck." There's no real discussion besides insults. Maybe they're trying to cut back on that.

Peter: That's what Blabbermouth is. I know that the guy who runs Blabbermouth is an avid fan and he really fucking loves metal, and to him it's something that he really likes to push forward. I think it's great. You know, but you got [realize] that have the people that post are into the whole dissing, and mouthing off or whatever that is. It kind of took me a while to figure that out, but they're just barking like little myopic dogs that just want to get to bark somewhere. Probably, they're afraid of barking at their dads. So they'll go to Blabbermouth. [Peter snarls like a dog] Tough guy.

Peter: Yeah, I am a tough guy. Look them in the eye, and they'll pee their pants.

Read the entire interview at ---------------- THE HAUNTED 3
Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have launched a "making of" feature for their clip of the song "The Flood", the first video from their upcoming album "The Dead Eye". Check it out at this location. The actual video for "The Flood" will be launched online on October 30, the international street date for "The Dead Eye". ------------- ARMY OF ANYONE Talks With CNN: Video Available
ARMY OF ANYONE spoke with CNN's Denise Quan about being a "super duper group" and singer Richard Patrick seeing a CNN ticker update on news he had checked into rehab in 2001. Watch the segment, featuring some performance footage, at this location. -------------- COLDWORKER
An e-card for COLDWORKER's debut album, "The Contaminated Void", is available at this location.

"The Contaminated Void" was recorded by the band this past June and mixed by Dan Swanö. Advance songtitles include "The Interloper", "An Unforgiving Season", "The Contaminated Void", "Return To Ashes", "Strain At The Leash", "Flammable", "Antidote", "Heart Shaped Violence" and "Generations Decay". A three-minute MP3 file containing audio samples of "The Contaminated Void" can be downloaded here. -------------- KORN Includes Keyboardist In Songwriting Process For New Album
According to Rolling Stone magazine, KORN has included keyboardist Zac Baird in the recording process for its eighth studio album.

"Everybody counted us down and out and said what we do is dead," KORN frontman Jonathan Davis said. "[On our last record, 2005's 'See You on the Other Side'] I think we proved to people that it's not, and now we're totally ready to knock it out of the park."

The band hit a Los Angeles studio in early October to begin work on the disc, which it hopes to release next spring.

"I'll probably pull a lot from my near-death experience," Davis said of his brush this year with a rare immune disease that left him with a platelet count close to zero.

"Dude, that affected me a lot. I'm all about my family now — it makes you reprioritize."

Pop producers The Matrix, who worked on "See You on the Other Side", will return for the new project. And the band is including a keyboardist in the writing process for the first time.

He's doing really cool melodies and very ambient stuff too," Davis told Rolling Stone.

In the meantime Davis is planning his first solo tour, which will combine acoustic takes on KORN obscurities with cover songs (PRINCE's "Erotic City").

"It's not going to be like a KORN show, but I think it will be a fun night," he said. ---------------- FASTER INFERNO Featuring MICHAEL SCHENKER's Son: WACKEN Video Clips Available
FASTER INFERNO (formerly RAIDERS OF ROCK N' ROLL), the British band featuring guitarist Tyson Schenker — the son of the fabled SCORPIONS and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker — performed at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in early August. Check out video clips at

"Hard Rockin' Lover" (video)
"Love Gun" (video) ------------------ MUSTAINE
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke with Australia's Time Off magazine about the band heading to the country to perform on the Gigantour festival tour. "My family is getting to come to Australia, I'm so excited," he said. "Thank God, thank the fans for making it possible for me to finally afford to bring them down there so they can see how beautiful your country is." When asked how money could be much of a problem for the mighty MEGADETH, Mustaine responded, "Come on, it's so expensive to get someone down to Australia. I'm a poor kid, man, I still love eating McDonalds. I'm not one of those high-brow guys. The most expensive thing you're gonna see me do is take my family in a water taxi to Doyle's so they can have Bugs."

Read the entire interview at this location. ------------- GRAVE DIGGER: has posted the cover artwork for GRAVE DIGGER's upcoming album, "Liberty or Death", due January 12 via Locomotive Records. Check it out here. An e-card for the band's new maxi-single, "Yesterday", which was released on October 10, is available at this location.
------------ UNREST
German metallers UNREST have posted their new song "Bang Your Head" on their MySpace page.
---------- CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer, SOULFLY Guitarist To Perform At U.K.'s MUSIC LIVE
This year's Music Live festival, the U.K.'s biggest music making event, features a selection of extreme metal legends offering their advice. In addition to the usual equipment stands and live performances from SIKTH and BREED 77, there will be a "Musician's Union" panel featuring Roadrunner Records consultant Dante Bonnuttoand demonstrations from both CRADLE OF FILTH's Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES) and SOULFLY's Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO).

Music Live 2006 runs from November 3 to November 5 at Birmingham NEC. Tickets are priced £15 in advance (£17 at the door) and can be purchased from either the web site or by calling the box office on 0870 162 0294. ------------------ DROWNING POOL
A brand-new DROWNING POOL track, entitled "No More", has been posted online on the band's MySpace page. The song is included on the "Saw III" soundtrack, which is scheduled for release tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 24) via Warcon Enterprises. ------------- PROFUNDI

Ex-NAGLFAR frontman Jens Ryden has officially launched the PROFUNDI website, -------- DROWNED
Brazilian thrash/death metal band DROWNED had posted its video for the song "The Fossil Target" on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's latest CD, "Bio-Violence", which was released last month via Cogumelo Records. Also available at the same location are streaming audio versions of the tracks "Bioviolence", "Genesis Of Chaos", "Hypnosis Against The Tribes" and "The Fossil Target".

The theme of the "Bio-Violence" album revolves around world problems, conflicts, religious war and imperialism. However, the CD is not a conceptual release.

(Thanks: Gabriel Ricardo / ------------- MARILYN MANSON Talks About His Contribution To 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Soundtrack

A video interview with Marilyn Manson and renowned composer/songwriter Danny Elfman, conducted in conjunction with the upcoming two-disc reissue of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack (which was scored by Elfman), has been posted online at
-------------- NEGURA BUNGET

A brand new NEGURA BUNGET track, entitled "Tesarul de Lumini (The Light Maker)", has been posted online at the web site at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, entitled "OM" (Human), which is scheduled for release on November 3 via Code666 Records. The complete artwork for "OM" has been posted online at this location. ---------- AS WE FIGHT
Another new AS WE FIGHT track, entitled "Dead End Streets", has been posted online on the band's official MySpace page. The song comes off the Danish metalcore act's sophomore full-length album, "Midnight Tornado", due on October 30 via Dockyard 1 Records.
----------------- JARED ANDERSON's Final Recording Posted Online
Former MORBID ANGEL/HATE ETERNAL bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson's final recording — a guest appearance with the Ohio-based band THE ALLKNOWING on a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace of Spades" — has been posted online at THE ALLKNOWING's MySpace page. ------------- BUCKCHERRY
BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd spoke with 94.7 The Buzz FM in Oklahoma City on October 14. Josh talked about his family history in OKC, the band's headlining tour, rekindling his friendship with Keith Nelson and reforming the band last year, and more. Download and listen to the interview at this location. -------------- ZOMBIE

Skippy from 103.7 KRZR in Fresno got the update on all of Rob Zombie's projects from backstage at the Marysville show on September 29. Rob talked about his film projects — "Halloween" and the animated feature "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto". Download and listen to the three-minute interview at this location. --------------- CKY

CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has sent the following updated to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"After CKY's last tour of Europe, I came home with some time off. I got together with 'the cyclone' drummer Tim Yeung [VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL] and we're heading into the studio October 27 here in L.A. with producer/engineer Logan Mader [MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY] to record three brutal tracks for our band WORLD UNDER BLOOD. This music is the most honest and brutal material I've ever written. It's the sickest shit I've ever heard, but I don't want to say too much about it because i know that confidence sets off negative opinions. James Murphy [TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY] will be mixing! Songtitles and band members will be announced officially very soon. I've also been working hard on the fourth CKY studio album, which will be released next year."

Deron Miller is widely credited for conceiving the long-awaited DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", as a means to help guitarist James Murphy raise money for his medical bills (Murphy is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001).

The project, which has the blessing of the family of late DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner (who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor), has been in the works for the last couple of years and is expected to feature a number of special guest appearances, including those by members of SLIPKNOT, NEVERMORE, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X, and MALEVOLENT CREATION --------------- GUNS N' ROSES has posted episode 6 of their "Alien Rock" podcast. In this episode, hosts Captain T and John Ostronomy are joined by Bald Freak Music recording artist Q*Ball and GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Podcast topics include Q*Ball's music and history with Bumblefoot, Black Pig, Swashbuckel, pirate metal, and Seth Kushner. The 30-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. iTunes users can also subscribe to "Alien Rock" for free at this location. -------------- STATETROOPER
A video clip of STATETROOPER — the British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden — performing the song "The Calling" at the Rock and Blues Custom Show on July 28, 2006 in Derbyshire, England has been posted online at --------------- ANGRA
ANGRA's video for its new single, "The Course of Nature", ahs been posted online at The clip was filmed in early September in São Paulo under the guidance of director Carina Zaratin.
----------- GUNS N' ROSES: Countdown To 'Chinese Democracy' Part II Podcast Posted Online has posted episode 104 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part II", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Em Cody of THE MYNKS. Topics include Axl Rose, Rolling Stone magazine, Sebastian Bach, Harley Davidson, Andy Wallace, and Izzy Stradlin. The podcast also includes a song sample of the 24-7 SPYZ track "Blues for Dimebag", featuring Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of GUNS N' ROSES. The 30-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. iTunes users can also subscribe to "Talking Metal" for free at this location. --------------- MINISTRY Bassist PAUL RAVEN Discusses His Work in KILLING JOKE, PIGFACE
An excerpt from an extensive interview with current MINISTRY/former KILLING JOKE bassist Paul Raven, conducted by music writer Joel Gausten, is now available online at
---------------- MAX CAVALERA Recalls His Most Surreal Moment On Stage
SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA mainman Max Cavalera told The West Australian that it was an Indonesian tour in the mid-'90s that the Brazilian-born, U.S.-based singer-songwriter and producer rates as his most surreal moment on stage.

"There were 20,000 people at this show and the kids started throwing flip-flops on stage; there was kind of a riot feeling going in the crowd," recalled Cavalera.

"'Chaos A.D.' was the album we were touring and it was a very pissed off, very angry album.

"All of a sudden, the police decided, 'That's enough, we’re going to calm this show down.' They had these huge bamboo sticks and they started beating up the kids in the front row until they made 20,000 people sit down in complete quiet. Like, I mean you could hear a frog.

"In all the cultures I've seen the presence of military force, there was something that quite shocked me. I grabbed my guitar and was like, 'What the f... just happened here?' We just went from complete pandemonium to not even a sound. I've seen many strange things in concert but I'd never seen anything like that in my life.

"I didn't know what to do, if we should keep playing or just go home. I didn't want to get into the politics of the whole thing. You know, I'm a musician — f... that! But these people were so hungry for music. I could've played for 20 hours."

SOULFLY's 2002 album "Soulfly 3" displays a willingness to experiment with tempo, texture and quasi-balladry, evidenced in the track "Tree of Pain", an eight-minute, partly acoustic meditation on grief and loss that surprised a few fans. "It's one of the different songs on 'Soulfly 3', conceived after the album was already done," Cavalera said.

"I felt that album needed something extra, something different, so I divided the song into three vibes; one very mellow and spiritual and delicate; the second more industrial, really intense like PRODIGY; and the third one more of a SOULFLY/SEPULTURA vibe, which is more of a bouncing groove. I took a long time on that song and I was quite happy with result."

While the tribal-thrash of "Roots", Cavalera's swansong album with SEPULTURA, proved highly successful, he's determined to keep pushing musical boundaries and eschewing what he calls "Soulflyby-numbers" records.

"I enjoy new things so that my career doesn’t get stuck," he says. "I did a thing in Holland a while ago, a spoken word thing, and it was a challenge. I was completely nervous before I did it, I was shaking. It was just me with a microphone in front of thousands of people talking about whatever.

"When I reflect upon those things, they are what keep me interested and learning all the time. I put myself in situations where I have to find a way out and it takes a struggle and a lot of hard work. But I like that."

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Sweden's THERION has set Gothic Kabbalah as the title of the new album, due in early 2007 ------- AOL Music

AOL Music has several new releases streaming in their entirety including the Saw III Soundtrack and Paul Stanley's solo material among others. The full streams of of possible interest, (although not neccessarily all metal), this week are: The Who, 'Endless Wire'

Enter My Silence

Finnish melodic death metal band, Enter My Silence, have added both of their full length albums (Remotecontrolled Scythe '01 & Coordinate: D1SA5T3R '06) available as free streaming audio on their Myspace profile.

Guitarist Nornagest of the long-running Belgian black metal warlords ENTHRONED has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "On October 19th 2006, the decision was taken that longtime vocalist Sabathan won't be a part of ENTHRONED anymore. It was time to choose whether we would go on like this and lead ENTHRONED to a certain death or whether it will continue in its original perspectives. "I've been involved within this creation for almost 15 years and Sabathan has always been my war-brother within this journey, but some issues occurred between him and the rest of the band regarding several factors, but we prefer to keep those things in between ourselves, things that [aren't] your business. "To make a long story short; Sabathan isn't interested nor have conviction in our faith (black metal here so to speak) anymore, and for the last two years we were not able to practice nor to write music in a decent way.

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Courtney Love is working on a new, as yet untitled album. Due early in '07, it's being produced by Linda Perry, and is signed to the latter's Custard label.
Influential Seattle band Malfunkshun are back. Fronted by the late Andrew Wood, Malfunkshun never recorded an album, nor did they tour outside of their local area, but their importance has grown over the years. Now original members Kevin Wood (guitar) and Regan Hagar (drums) have brought in singer Shawn Smith (Brad, Satchel) and bassist Cory Kane. They've already recorded an album, 'Friendship Ring', and are now looking for a suitable label.
Bleed The Sky have a new guitarist. He's David Culbert, formely with Brotherhood.

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You can check out a new song from ILL BILL entitled "Billions On My Mind" over at his official MySpace page. In other news, you can catch Bill on October 31st in New York City opening for CYPRESS HILL at the Nokia Theatre as part of the new hip hop supergroup LA COKA NOSTRA.

Chicago's spazzed-out, high-energy rock ensemble TUB RING has set 'The Great Filter' as the title of their yet-untitled debut album for the The End Records due out sometime in early 2007.

The album, co-produced by keyboardist Rob Kleiner and Neal Ostrovsky, is being recorded at B-Side Audio studios in Chicago.

About the recording of the new album, Kleiner comments, "There were over 30 songs written for this album, but we're only going to put the most important 13 on the record. It's going to be just as eclectic as ever, with a thick and layered production. We want to make a big impression with this record because now being with The End Records our music will become exposed to a whole new audience."

You can check out the cover artwork for ODIOUS MORTEM's upcoming new album, Cryptic Implosion, online here. The artwork was done by Pär Olofsson and the album is due out in early 2007.

Chris and Tommy Rehn from ANGTORIA have written the score for "AGGY ANGER in Bloody Halloween" a claymation shortmovie featuring the wild and crazy character AGGY ANGER. An explanation about the 2 minute clip is below:

"For now you can watch a little Halloween celebrations movie clip I have to treat you. It´s a clip of me making my halloween preparations when I get molested by an idiot who thinks he can take advatage of me! He was very very wrong, and he really shouldn´t have tried that with me. Check out my video clip below and you´ll understand why :)"

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Cobain reports: Rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley ceded his crown to NIRVANA lead singer Kurt Cobain on's list as the top-earning dead celebrity.

The list, published on Tuesday, said grunge rocker Cobain earned $50 million between October 2005 and October 2006. Presley wound up in the No. 2 slot with $42 million, down from last year's $45 million. bases its dollar amounts on licensing deals for using the deceased celebrities' work or image in advertising or elsewhere.

This was Cobain's first time on the list in its six years of publication. Presley has ruled the roost since its inception, said staff writer Lacey Rose.

Cobain's coup was due to his widow, actress and singer Courtney Love, who sold a 25-percent stake in the Seattle grunge group's song catalog to New York music publishing company PrimeWave.
Ranked after Presley is "Peanuts" cartoon strip creator Charles Schulz at $35 million.

Rounding out the top five were BEATLE John Lennon at $24 million and groundbreaking physicist Albert Einstein at $20 million, whose estate profited from such licensing deals as the popular "Baby Einstein" educational videos.

Other celebrities on the list include Theodore Geisel, better known as children's book author Dr. Seuss; rhythm & blues pioneer Ray Charles, silver screen legend Marilyn Monroe and reggae superstar Bob Marley.

Past top earners include songwriter Irving Berlin and actor Marlon Brando.

KORN reports that KORN — fresh on the heels of its immensely successful Family Values tour with the DEFTONES and STONE SOUR — is currently in the studio working on its follow-up to 2005's "See You on the Other Side". The band is once again using the talents of The Matrix, the songwriters and music producers who've written countless hits for AVRIL LAVIGNE, HILARY DUFF, BRITNEY SPEARS and SHAKIRA, to name just a few. The band has also signed on with Atticus Ross, who will lend his producing talents to help KORN bring its next album to fruition.

Commented KORN lead singer Jonathan Davis: "We're working with The Matrix and Atticus again. We just started; we've been in there for a week. We brought our keyboard player from our backing band, so he's in there with us. I think there's going to be more electronic elements in it. It's hard to see where it's going right now but it's good where it's at right now."

Watch a video clip of Jonathan Davis talking about the songwriting process for the new album at this location.

Launch Radio Networks reports: DISTURBED currently has a huge hit with its cover of the 1986 GENESIS track "Land of Confusion". Vocalist David Draiman says he's heard the members of GENESIS like the DISTURBED version, but also told Launch that he's not concerned about their opinion either way. "To be honest with you, I really don't care what they think," he said. "You know, I'm not trying to jab or anything, I'm just saying that I'm not a fan. I'm a fan of GENESIS prior to Phil Collins. I don't really like Phil. But, you know, he's probably gonna end up making some money off this track, so I don't know what else to really articulate about it that isn't gonna get my butt in trouble (laughs)."

"Land of Confusion" comes off DISTURBED's third album, "Ten Thousand Fists", which has sold over 1.2 million copies since its September 2005 release.

WET ANIMAL, the Illinois-based quartet featuring TROUBLE guitarist Rick Wartell, has uploaded a live clip, recorded at the Metro in Chicago, at

CELLADOR's Chris Peterson sat down with Underground Video Television (UVTV) to tape an episode of "In Their Own Words". Chris explains his vision for the band both musically and lyrically, the formation of CELLADOR, and how he found the other band members. Chris goes on to tell the story of how their demo fell into the hands of Metal Blade Records and resulted in their signing. Chris also gives his thoughts on the future of the band and where he thinks CELLADOR will go musically and professionally in the coming years. The video can be viewed at UVTV's web site.


An e-card for the new THE HAUNTED album, "The Dead Eye", featuring two tracks from the CD — "The Medication" and "The Drowning" — can be accessed at this location.


The surviving members of the Swedish band CRASHDIET — whose frontman, David Hellman (a.k.a. Dave Lepard) passed away in January — have uploaded a couple of teasers for their upcoming DVD at

BELPHEGOR's video for the song "Bluhtsturm Erotika" — produced and directed by Florian Werner — has been posted online at
'Guitar Hero II' Unlockable Bonus Tracks Announced

The additional unlockable bonus tracks set to show up on the upcoming Playstation 2/Xbox 360 videogame "Guitar Hero II" are as follows (in alphabetical order):

ANARCHY CLUB - "Collide"
BANG CAMARO - "Push Push (Lady Lightning)"
COUNT ZERO - "Radium Eyes"
DETHKLOK - "Thunder Horse"
DETHKLOK - "Trogdor"
DRIST - "Arterial Black"
EVERY TIME I DIE - "The New Black"
FREEZEPOP - "Less Talk More Rokk"
MEGASUS - "Red Lottery"
SHADOWS FALL - "The Light That Blinds"
THAT HANDSOME DEVIL - "Elephant Bones"
THE ACROBRATS - "Laughtrack"
THE BREAKING Wheel - "One For Rhe Road"
VALIENT THORR - "Fall Of Pangea"
VOIVOD - "X-Stream"

"Guitar Hero II" will be available on November 7 (PS2) and spring 2007 (Xbox 360). An official site has been launched for it at

For more information, click here.

A video interview with KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and clips of Paul's rehearsals in Los Angeles for his current "Live to Win" solo tour can be found at this location.

Charles Runnells of reports that GUNS N' ROSES was supposed to kick off the Southern leg of its "Chinese Democracy" tour Oct. 20 in Jacksonville, but that show got rescheduled for Oct. 31. Then its Nashville stop Sunday was canceled.

But those changes weren't because of poor ticket sales or singer Axl Rose's mood, said John Stoll, president of West Palm Beach promoter Fantasma Productions Inc.

The head Gunner just got hung up in the recording studio.

"He was putting the finishing touches on the new album," Stoll said. 'But now Axl's in town (in Miami), and he has been rehearsing for two days.'

GUNS N' ROSES were set to start the Southern tour in Sunrise on Tuesday night.

Because of the Nashville cancellation, the group added another stop in Puerto Rico, Stoll said.

Ticket sales have been strong throughout Florida — the Sunrise show was almost sold out Tuesday morning — but the Estero show has lots of good seats left, said Jeff Hickox, regional marketing manager for Beasley Broadcast Group.

The concert is the centerpiece of K-Rock's 20th-annual Birthday Bash. The radio station is part of the Beasley Group.

Germain Arena is about 60 percent sold out for the show, Hickox said, but the radio station had hoped for more. The arena can hold 8,300 people for concerts.

"Ticket sales aren't what we thought they'd be," Hickox said.

Still, Hickox said that isn't unusual. Many big shows don’t sell out until the last minute, and there are always a lot of walk-up sales at the box office the day of the event.

A representative for BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has confirmed that the highly anticipated and much-rumored reunion of Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward appears to be shaping up and taking a new form. After various promoters have approached the former SABBATH bandmates' respective representatives, the guys have started taking all of this very seriously, as they have aparently wanted to reunite for some time now. It looks as if the new shape may be that of HEAVEN AND HELL — that is the moniker that the band is likely to use on their new venture. If all goes well, HEAVEN AND HELL should be hitting the road in early 2007.

In an August 16, 2006 appearance on the syndicated radio show "Rockline", Dio had the following to say about the possibility of further collaborations with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi:

"We've already written one [new] song together. The reason for that is that there's a release coming out, it's called 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years' — they've already done one, of course, 'Black Sabbath: The Ozzy Years'; that was the beginning and, really, the best part of it all — but they've decided to do one, again, 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years', and we wanted to make it a little but more special, not just give you things you've not heard from a live perspective. These are two things you'll never hear again — two new songs. We are going to do that. It's been fun already. The one we've done — the one that I've done with Tony has been really wonderful — just great to realize how magnificent a player he was. You forget that after 10 years at a time that you don't work with someone. So we are gonna be doing that. And I hope you'll like it. I think it'll be great."

On the rumors of him possibly rejoining BLACK SABBATH, Dio said, "There's always rumors about everything — about a RAINBOW reunion, about a BLACK SABBATH reunion. Our purpose was to do this because we wanted to have this product be a bit more special than anything else — not just, 'Here's a live track you've never heard before.' I mean, that's cool, but I'm sure people have heard that. We wanted to do something a bit more special, so the whole band would write and play these songs, and… They've wanted to hear them long enough, so here they are. But it's not anything that we've talked about leading to anything other than that. No, it's for that project."

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE last month entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to begin recording their fourth album. The band is currently working on 11 as-yet-untitled original tracks and two cover songs which will be included as bonus tracks on special-edition versions of the new album.

You can read the band's studio diary and check out pictures taken during the recording process at this location.

MEGADETH performed on Sunday (October 22) at Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Australia as part of the Gigantour 2006 concert. Watch fan-filmed highlight clips from YouTube. Check out pictures from Getty Images.


IRON MAIDEN launched an official "mobile graphics" web site in early 2006 where you are able to find all your favorite MAIDEN artwork to download as wallpaper onto your mobile phone. Also available are some great animated screensavers. Previously the service was only being offered in the U.K., but it is now available in the USA, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Holland, Ireland, Belgium and Austria. You can access it at this location.

The cover artwork for DORO's "Warrior Soul Winter Edition (20 Years a Warrior Soul)" — a career overview of one of the most successful female hard rock artists of all time — has been posted online at this location.

Canadian all-girl metal band KITTIE has set "Funeral for Yesterday" as the title of its new album, due on February 20, 2007 via the group's own Kiss of Infamy record label. Check out the cover artwork for the CD at this location.

CHIMAIRA's "Threnody", a leftover track from last year's self-titled LP, has been posted online at The song appears on the "Masters of Horror II" soundtrack, which came out today via Downtown Records.


DEFTONES' new album, "Saturday Night Wrist", is available for streaming in its entirety at An e-card for the CD, which is scheduled for release on October 31, can be accessed at this location.

Due to "unforeseen circumstances," GLENN HUGHES' (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) Classic Rock-sponsored Shepherd's Bush Empire show in London, England on October 29 will now take place in March 2007. Information for the rescheduled date will follow as soon as the available date is confirmed within the next 24 hours. Original tickets will be valid for the new date. The other U.K. shows in Dudley (Oct. 28) and Northampton (Oct. 31) will go ahead as planned.

A high-quality video clip of IRON MAIDEN performing the song "Different World" at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Oct. 12, 2006 has been posted online at
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Marillion are to tour the UK next year from June 3-15. Full dates are to be announced soon.
Deep Purple are to have their classic 1974 album ‘Stormbringer’ overhauled and re-issued. This may possibly include bonus tracks.


DECREPIT BIRTH guitarist Matt Sotelo has posted the following update:

"The new album will be called "Diminishing Between Worlds." This album will be a step in more of a melodic and progressive direction yet still have a heavy dose of technical brutality. Very reminiscent of bands such as later DEATH, CYNIC, and QUO VADIS mixed with the brutality that DECREPIT BIRTH is Known for. We are really trying to do something new with album, and we feel that we have grown as musicians and that "Diminishing Between Worlds" will be a reflection of that. We are very happy to get to work with Unique Leader Records again, and we are confident that they will greatly contribute to the success of DECREPIT BIRTH from now into the future. The album will feature session/touring bassist Erlend Caspersen (Blood Red Throne, All Seeing I). Artwork will be by none other than Dan Seagrave."

BELPHEGOR’s new video for the track ‘Bluhtsturm Erotika’ is now premiering worldwide – click at the following link to download. The video was produced and directed by Florian Werner.


Roadrunner Records is making the second single from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new "Shot to Hell" album — "Blood is Thicker than Water" — available for free download from this location.

Atlanta's MASTODON has launched its official YouTube channel featuring music videos, live performances and behind-the-scenes clips from the making of "Blood Mountain".


Denmark's URKRAFT has posted live video footage from The Rock, Copenhagen of the track "Blessed be the Human Beast". The clip was filmed with six cameras and includes a unique live instrumental intro. Also available are two clips from the "The Inhuman Aberration" recording sessions at Antfarm Studio with producer Tue Madsen. Check out the videos at
TONY IOMMI's Daughter To Support GLENN HUGHES On U.K. Dates

LUNARMILE, the British band featuring frontwoman Toni-Marie Iommi (daughter of BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi) and bassist Alex Hill (son of JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill), will support Glenn Hughes (BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE) on his U.K. tour. The dates are as follows:

Oct. 28 - JB's - Dudley, UK
Oct. 31 – Roadmender - Northampton, UK

LUNARMILE's recently released EP features the three tracks "4 AM", "Get Over Yourself" and "I Know", all of which are also available via iTunes. In addition, the CD format includes a bonus acoustic version of the track "Stay".

The first of three videos of GWAR performing at the third annual Rock And Shock convention on October 14 in Worcester, MA has been posted at Bohab Central. The first song posted is "War Is All We Know", from the band's new album "Beyond Hell". "Murderer's Muse" and "Saddam A Go-Go" will be posted in the next few days, as well as several pictures from the show.

Massachusetts-based metal act ALL THAT REMAINS has posted its new video for the track "This Calling", featuring clips from the new movie "Saw III", at this location. "This Calling" is featured on the "Saw III", soundtrack, which came out this past Tuesday (Oct. 24) via Warcon Enterprises.

LUPARA, the Chicago-land extreme metal band formed by ex-BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, has uploaded a couple of live video clips from the band's tour of Texas with DEICIDE this past July. Check them out: Austin, Laredo.

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, has uploaded its video for the song "Fix" at this location. The clip was shot in Chicago with director Jason Meudt.

Norway's Metal Express Radio recently conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW). A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Metal Express Radio: How's your upcoming studio album shaping up?

Dio: We've been writing three or four things at the moment and preparing to do this after we tour. So, we're trying to get some ideas together at the moment, so that we can have something to work on when we do have the long break to properly do the album. So, it's started already, but it's in very beginning form. I have no idea about the release date, but it's probably going to come out sometime next year.

Metal Express Radio: Do you have any idea of where the album's direction will go?

Dio: Well, we want to make this a faster album as far as tempos go. The last album was a bit more medium tempo. Of course, there will be some songs like that, because that's what we do, but I'd like to make it a faster album with more faster songs.

Metal Express Radio: Have you ever tried any musical directions that you were unhappy with in the end?

Dio: Well, probably when we were doing "Angry Machines", I think that was starting to go some place that I didn't want to go to, but it was kinda forced too, because of those of us who were writing. With that band it was a little bit more difficult and it was at a very strange time, so the songs became a little bit more modern. That would be the time I would think I was the least happy with the material that I was partly writing. It's not that I'm blaming it on anyone else, because I was there too.

Metal Express Radio: Now you have Craig [Goldy] back in the band. How much did you miss him?

Dio: I didn't miss him terribly when Doug [Aldrich] was playing, because he's so damn good. It's like changing out two good parts. It's not that I didn't miss him as a person, of course I did, but talking strictly musically, it was very easy to do it with Doug, because he's so good and he knew all the material, because he played with us before. But yeah, I missed Craig from a personal standpoint and it's always nice to have him back knowing just how confident that he is and just how easily we work together.

Metal Express Radio: What was the reason he left in the first place? There were rumours about being ill and also personal reasons...

Dio: No, no, it wasn't personal at all. He hurt his arm, I guess, and he just couldn't play anymore, so he had to get that rehabbed ... and now that Doug is back with WHITESNAKE, luckily for us Craig is back with us.

Metal Express Radio: Was it obvious for you that Doug was to continue with WHITESNAKE?

Dio: It was pretty obvious to me that Doug wouldn't be coming back. He had committed himself, I believe, to WHITESNAKE. We never really talked directly about it. A lot of times when someone joins the band and they're having a good time, you talk about the future, but I never really counted upon that happening. I assumed that he would be playing with WHITESNAKE again and that the WHITESNAKE schedule would, of course, get in the way of ours, and I'm not about to work around someone else's schedules. I'm just glad that Craig is back.

Metal Express Radio: Journalists are always asking you about BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW reunions. When will you get fed up with these questions?

Dio: Well, you know, it's easy enough to say it's not going to happen. (Laughs) I don't have to explain that. I think it shows that people remember something that happened so long ago and consider it to be good enough to hear it again. It doesn't bother me. I mean I think people will eventually get the idea that it's not going to happen with me in the band anyway. It may happen with someone else. It's very possible that Ritchie [Blackmore] would get that band together and who knows who he will choose. It's not gonna be me. As far as SABBATH goes, they're releasing a box set called BLACK SABBATH "The Dio Years", and Tony [Iommi] and I are going to write a couple of songs for that project. But, that's it. I've created a different life for myself and I'm not about to leave this band for anything else. What comes along comes along, but at this moment it's just DIO that I'm concerned about.

Metal Express Radio: Would you see yourself writing a solo album together with Tony?

Dio: I don't know, I don't know. I've never given that any thought. I'm not sure. That's interesting. As long as it doesn't get in the way of what I'm doing here, then I would consider it. But, there's an overriding concern for me as I don't want this band to slip away, and that's a very easy thing that could happen when you get tempted by these things. I've played for enough people in my life, I don't really have to worry about that. I don't have to be tempted by those kind of things when I know what usually happens: it breaks up the good things that you have, because you can't keep a band on the sidelines and you can't keep good players from not playing. So, for those reasons I would only consider doing something that would not harm this band.

Metal Express Radio: How does it feel when people call you the greatest voice ever in heavy metal?

Dio: I've heard compliments a lot, and that's wonderful. I'm very glad that people compliment. I know what I am, I know what I can do and I know what I can't do. Knowing what you can't do sometimes doesn't allow you to say, “Yes, I am the greatest.” You can't be the best if you can't do everything. But anyway, I know what I do and I think I've been lucky enough to kept creating a sound that has been copied by some other really good singers, and I helped to bring their careers along just by what I've done with other great bands like RAINBOW, SABBATH, and DIO. So, I'm very pleased with the compliments. It's very very nice. Usually those are things they say about you after you die, so I guess it's even better that I'm still alive and I can enjoy the compliments. I'm very happy that people think I'm that good and I always try to be that good for them because if they think I am that good, then I should be.

Read the entire interview at

Two more high-quality video clips of IRON MAIDEN performing at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Oct. 12, 2006 have been posted online at "For the Greater Good of God" (video), "The Longest Day" (video). The "Different World" live video has been posted online at this location.

An excerpt from an extensive interview with former SAMHAIN bassist Eerie Von, conducted by music writer Joel Gausten, is now available online at

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES has uploaded two more new tracks — "Wall of Stars" and "Into the Light" — to its MySpace page. Both songs come off the group's fifth album, "Dead City Dreaming", which is due on November 3 in Europe and North America.

Guitarist Jeff Loomis of Seattle metallers NEVERMORE was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Listen to the interview in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media, Real Media (NOTE: The Jeff Loomis interview begins at around the one hour, 40-minute mark). Check out the show's entire playlist at this location.
SAXON To Play 'Secret' Gig In England?

Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON is rumored to be playing a special secret gig at a pub in Lincoln, England on Friday, October 27 as part of a documentary they're doing for TV. No further details are currently available.

SAXON recently cancelled its South American/Mexican tour due to "recording commitments."

Steamhammer/SPV released SAXON's brand-new live album, "The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III", in the U.S. on June 27, featuring the first new recordings with drummer Nigel Glockler, who recently returned to the SAXON fold following an extended creative break. "The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III" was recorded by two different line-ups: the cuts from 2004 feature drummer Jörg Michael, the 2005 material presents Nigel Glockler. Consisting, next to Glocker, of founding members Biff Byford (vocals) and Paul Quinn (guitar) plus the long-serving Nibbs Carter (bass) and Doug Scarratt (guitar), SAXON are still one of the hottest contemporary live acts.

AGAINST NATURE, the band featuring former members of the Maryland-based doom metal act REVELATION (guitarist/vocalist John Brenner, drummer Steve Branagan and bassist Bert Hall, Jr.), has released, "Leer", its fifth full-length recording, as a free download at In total, three AGAINST NATURE releases — "Leer", "Ghosting", and "Panoply" — are available for free download at the web site.

AGAINST THE PLAGUES, the new band featuring Wojtek Lisicki (LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION), Adrian Adamus (FOREST OF IMPALED) and Varyen (DAMNATION), has uploaded a song called "Tune of Might" to its newly launched MySpace page. The track is one of eight songs that will appear on the band's upcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2007 via an as-yet-undetermined label.
DEFTONES, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY Guitarists Interviewed: Video Available

LAMB OF GOD's Willie Adler, ARCH ENEMY's Michael Amott, GOD FORBID's Doc and Dallas Coyle, DEFTONES' Stephen Carpenter and MEGADETH's Glen Drover were interviewed for the "Artist Interviews" section of the web site. Watch the video clips online at this location.

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incubus are to release new album 'Light Grenade' on November 27 through Sony BMG. The band also play the Astoria in London on November 14.

Although it's no more than rumour right now, there are reports that plans in place for the original Van Halen to re-form next year. This, of course, would mean a return for David Lee Roth.
Halford are to have their three albums -'Resurrection', 'Live Insurrection' and 'Crucible' - re-issued at the end of next month. They'll only be available through iTunes, as will a new Halford track called 'Forgotten Generation'. There will also be a 15-track compilation called 'Halford: Metal God Essentials Volume 1'. This is to include both 'Forgotten Generation' and another new song. 'Drop Out'.
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Memphis hard rock band SALIVA have posted their first single, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ to thier new album at their relaunched website, Their new album, “Blood Stained Love Story”, produced by Bob Marlette, will be released February 11, 2007 through Island Records

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of THE WHO have handpicked 14 performances from their current tour to present on AOL Music. Combining both old and new tracks, these songs span the band's 40-year career.
Townshend also provides song-by-song commentary. You can watch the full show or select a specific track by clicking here.
Full Set List:

My Generation
Mirror Door
The Seeker
We Got A Hit
You Better You Bet
Who Are You
Baba O'Riley
Endless Wire
Black Widow Eyes
Man in a Purple Dress
Mike Post Theme
Pinball Wizard
Won't Get Fooled Again


This November will see a flurry of release from one of heavy metal's all-time great voices, JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD.  Rob's solo band 'HALFORD' make an unforgettable and exclusive return to Apple's iTunes Music Store this fall.  On November 21, 2006 Halford will debut its first new track in more than four years: 'Forgotten Generation' exclusively at - keyword: Halford.
One week later - on November 28, 2006 - three (3) full-length HALFORD albums: Resurrection' with bonus material (2000/2006), 'Live Insurrection' (2001/2006), and 'Crucible' with bonus material (2002/2006) will re-release after being re-acquired earlier this year. 'Resurrection' signaled HALFORD's glorious metallic return, and featured a duet with IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, 'The One You Love To Hate.' The ensuing tour was faithfully documented on 'Live Insurrection,' which combined new HALFORD and FIGHT tracks with such Priest classics as 'Stained Class,' 'Genocide,' and 'Breaking the Law.' HALFORD 's sophomore studio set, 'Crucible,' showed the group continuing to gel as one of metal's fiercest outfits, before the singer returned to front the classic JUDAS PRIEST line-up once more. 
The new 'Halford: Metal God Essentials - Volume 1' (2006) release features fifteen (15) outstanding tracks from Rob's early solo days right up to the inclusion of two new Halford tracks from the current 'Halford IV' writing sessions: 'Forgotten Generation' and 'Drop Out.'
The first HALFORD Expanded Singles EP: 'Silent Screams' (2006) is the fifth Halford title to release on November 28, 2006.  Rob Halford's original 1999 demonstration recording of 'Silent Screams;' is bundled with three additional HALFORD versions.  Bonus 'Silent Screams' film footage previewing next year's 'Halford - Live at Rock In Rio III 2001/2007) film release is included with your full-EP digital download purchase.
MGE's sixth release is a very rare, full-length 'Fight' demonstration recording: 'K5 The War Of Words Demos' (1992/2006).  K5 features The Metal God's first written material and recorded performances as a solo artist (1992); plus, five (5) previously unreleased Rob Halford songs; reflecting Rob's original vision of his first solo effort. 
HALFORD are: Rob Halford - vox, Metal Mike Chlasciak and Roy Z. - Guitars, Bobby Jarzombek - Drums, and Mike Davis - Bass.
Tracklisting for 'Halford: Metal God Essentials - Volume 1' includes:
1.  Resurrection (Resurrection 2000/2006)
2.  Made In Hell (Resurrection 2000/2006)
3.  Screaming In The Dark (Live Insurrection 2001/2006)
4.  Golgotha (Crucible 2002/2006)
5.  Silent Screams 1999 Demo (1999/2006)
6.  Crystal (Crucible 2002/2006)
7.  Into The Pit (New K5 - 1992/2006)
8.  Nailed To The Gun (New K5 - 1992/2006)
9.  Slow Down (Resurrection 2000/2006)
10.  Forgotten Generation (New - 2006)
11.  Drop Out (New - 2006)
12.  Locked and Loaded (Resurrection 2000/2006)
13.  War Of Words (New K5 - 1992/2006)
14.  Sun (Crucible 2002/2006)
15.  Trail Of Tears (Crucible 2002/2006)

Click here to listen to two brand new songs from BORN FROM PAIN’s forthcoming opus “War”. Out November 14. European Limited 1st edition includes bonus live-DVD
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ARMY OF ANYONE, the band featuring former members of FILTER and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, was recently interviewed by the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. Download the interview in two parts at this location.

According to, experimental San Francisco metal legends NEUROSIS are at home writing their new album and plan to head to Electrical Audio studio in Chicago to record with Steve Albini at the end of November or early December. "[We are] forging some strange, noisy psychedelic territory that is pretty disturbing," guitarist and singer Steve Von Till said. The new album is tentatively scheduled for May.

THE HAUNTED Frontman...again

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has told that he enjoys screwing with people too — another reason why he's been opening heated dialogues on MySpace with those HAUNTED fans who don't agree with his various opinions. He could just ignore the insults and not respond. But, "It's fun watching people get really upset over bullsh--," the singer explained. "It's like when you were in school, and you'd get in trouble all the time because you'd always f--- with the wrong people, or you'd get laid with the wrong teacher's daughter. The things I write in my blogs are just my thoughts — they're things I'd like to get out of me. I usually get more positive responses than I do negative responses. But when these people get pissed, it amuses me."

Back in 2005, Dolving even tried to get a rise out of some of the bands he'd spent the summer with as part of Ozzfest.

"We wrote this one song that we actually ended up recording and played before our sets on the last three weeks of Ozzfest," he recalled. "It was called 'Three Random Words', and instead of lyrics, I just took all these band names — AS I LAY DYING and IT DIES TODAY and EVERY TIME I DIE, blah, blah, blah — and I just kind of yelled them out. I took the Ozzfest lineups from the last couple of years, and I just sang those band names all the way through. The music was sort of this spoof on metalcore, and we just cracked up. The twisted thing is, when we were playing it, people [in the crowd] started nodding and getting into it."


A video clip of DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström playing the song "Personal Hell" from his NON-HUMAN LEVEL solo project at the guitar clinic he held on Wednesday (Oct. 25) at Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg, Sweden has been posted online at this location (Windows Media).

A video interview (in Finnish, with English subtitles) with former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen about her upcoming Christmas album, "Henkäys Ikuisuudesta" (Breath from Heaven), can be viewed at this location.

ANDREAS KISSER Wants To Jam With 'SEPULTURA' Kids In Argentina

Marcela Valente of IPS News has published a lengthy article on the three Argentinian brothers whose rendition of the SEPULTURA classic "Refuse/Resist" was used by BLABBERMOUTH.NET in a spoof news story about a SEPULTURA reunion. An excerpt from the article follows:

Three brothers in the north of Argentina who are into heavy metal decided to upload on the Internet some music videos filmed in their bedroom — never imagining that only 15 days later their music would be in demand by millions of people, and they would be showered with proposals.

"They never studied music," Miriam Fernández, mother of Emilio, 15, Agustín, 11, and Martín, 10, who live in the northwestern province of Salta, told IPS.

They "learned to play on a Spanish guitar, which they finally broke in pieces because they would drop it, and they'd use it to hit each other when they were fighting," the woman said, stunned by the reception of the videos.

Now they have a drum set their father obtained in exchange for a computer, a second-hand electric guitar and a bass guitar lent to them by a friend. With these instruments, and a passion for music no doubt nurtured by their parents, the lads hopped on to the Internet and caused a sensation.

Their instant success was made possible thanks to the portal YouTube, the largest video distributor over the worldwide web, bought up by Google this month for 1.6 billion dollars.

YouTube allows anybody, all over the world, to broadcast their animation, music, and sports videos for free, or films of political discussions or groups of friends, and it also registers the number of visits and publishes the comments received.

In just two weeks, one of the videos of the band playing a song by the Brazilian group SEPULTURA was watched by more than 1.4 million people, and on Oct. 24 it was the most downloaded video of any category.

Another of their videos came in third place on the net, a third came in fourth place, and others took eighth, twelfth, fourteenth and sixteenth places. Total visits added up to four million.

Now Andreas Kisser, the lead guitarist of SEPULTURA, says he wants to come to Argentina to play with the boys from Salta, whose band doesn't even have a name. This week Jorge tried to register it as "GAUCHOS SALTA", which is how it was identified on Internet, but someone had got there before him and he was unable to do so.

Read the rest of the article at

Roadrunner Records U.K. will release STONE SOUR's "Through Glass" single on November 6. The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. Through Glass (edit)
02. Fruitcake
03. Suffer
+ "Through Glass" video

Available from HMV, Virgin and all good indie stores for £1.99 or digitally from iTunes, Napster, HMV, Virgin.

As previously reported, STONE SOUR performed a backstage intimate set during the Family Values tour on September 19 on 98 Rock in Tampa Bay. Watch the performance online at this location.

WARTHRONE, the blackened death metal band featuring ex-members of DYING FETUS and WITCH-HUNT, has posted two brand new songs — "Human Hellebore" and "Venomassacre" — to its MySpace page. These tracks were recorded at WARTHRONE's own Full Blast Studios and will be on an upcoming promo that will be used in the coming months to procure a label deal.

For more information, visit

A new STEELHEART track, entitled "LOL. (Laughing Out Loud)", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page.

SLIPKNOT: Limited-Edition Double-CD Version Of 'Vol. 3' To Arrive In December

On December 4, Roadrunner Records U.K. will release a limited-edition double CD version of SLIPKNOT's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" album with eight bonus tracks. The extra cuts are as follows:

01. Don't Get Close
02. Scream
03. Vermilion (alternate mix)
04. Danger, Keep Away (Full-length version)
05. The Blister Exists (Live)
06. Three-Nil (Live)
07. Disasterpiece (Live In London)
08. People=**** (Live)

Another new DRAGONLAND song, entitled "Astronomy", has been posted online at this ocation. The track comes off the Swedish metallers' upcoming fourth album, "Astronomy", due on November 13 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Starfall" was recorded at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR) in Gothenburg with producer Fredrik Nordström.

A video interview with VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, conducted earlier in the year in New York City by, has been posted online at this location.

The Irish Times recently conducted an interview with OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On the band's wider ange of influences:

Mikael: "I don't see the point of playing in a band and going just one way when you can do everything. It would be impossible for us to play just death metal; that is our roots, but we are now a mishmash of everything, and not purists to any form of music. It's impossible for us to do that, and quite frankly I would think of it as boring to be in a band that plays just metal music. We're not afraid to experiment, or to be caught with our pants down, so to speak. That's what keeps us going."

On the band's obsession with experimentation:

"It's not that I woke up one morning and had a brainwave to do a jazz riff and throw it into the mix. One critic of our most recent album was up in arms. He said we sounded like ELTON JOHN and BOYZ II MEN. So what? I'm cool with that, it's great. I don't feel we have any limits. We don't want to be different for the sake of being different; if I come up with something that sounds good then it stays in, regardless of whether some people think it sounds bad."

On whether he sees the possibilities for experimentation as being endless:

"When I say we don't have any limits it's not entirely true, because there are certain kinds of music I still don't like — namely hip-hop, ska, dance. So we wouldn't be experimenting with those types of music because we don't like them. There won't be any rapping on our albums anytime too soon, that's for sure.

"I had much more purist tastes when I was younger. If someone said we should do funk I'd have said no. We wanted to be heavy and extreme, which was our form of rebellion, as it is with kids and heavy metal. It still has an outsider element, and that's what we like. As the years passed, we got to play our instruments better and gained more musical influences. I wasn't afraid to say that this ELTON JOHN or that STEVIE WONDER song was good. But we still cling to our metal roots because we love them."

On the cliched perception about metal and its various subgenres is that it's all nihilistic, nefarious and negative:

"I like darker forms of music and lyrics, but that's just a personal taste — it doesn't necessarily make me a negative person. A lot of people would agree that from negative music you can draw positive emotions. Leonard Cohen is a good example of life-affirming feelings coming from listening to his songs. I like uplifting moments in music, too, but happy-dancey music makes me cringe to a certain extent. Some people don't believe me when I say this, but I actually like the negative vibe. Most of the metal lifestyle is quite dark, and that's just how it is. I've been hugely influenced by that, but as I say, I still like uplifting music."

Read the entire interview at

Atlanta-based rap-metal pioneers STUCK MOJO, who recently announced the addition of vocalist Lord Nelson to the group's lineup, have posted another new track, entitled "Metal is Dead", on their MySpace page. Also available at the same location is the song "That's When I Burn".

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has issued the following update:

"**** yea!!! Here's what's happening: We've been writing and have more than enough material to go in the studio. The band is going to Mike's [Spreitzer, guitar] today to lay the last song down on his computer so I can begin my writing on it. Stay tuned for an anouncement of who we are using to produce the next record.

"We enter the studio, Sonic Ranch, in El Paso Texas on November 13th and will be tracking by the 14th. We will work up 'till Christmas, then come home. The music will be recorded in Texas, and I will be doing vocals here in our hometown of Santa Barbara on about January 7th or 8th. The mix will begin in February and March. We would like to see a summer release, around June-July 2007. We would like to be back on the road in late February or early March.

"Hope to see all of you back on the road soon. As always, thank you for your support."

As previously reported, a seven-minute audio interview with Dez Fafara, conducted recently by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia), can be downloaded at this location (3 MB).

Roadrunner Records will release a "special edition" of DEVILDRIVER's "The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand" CD on October 31. More information is available at this location.

Feb. 25 - Manchester, UK @ Apollo
Feb. 28 - Glasgow, UK @ Academy
Mar. 03 - Nottingham, UK @ Arena
Mar. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
Mar. 07 - London, UK @ Brixton
Mar. 08 - London, UK @ Brixton

A video clip of FEAR FACTORY rehearsing the song "Crash Test" on October 23, 2006 in preparation for its current "Machines at War Tour" has been posted online at

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have issued the following update:

"Home again after a fantastic tour in the U.K. with French metal hippies from GOJIRA and we are back to the writing of new material.

"We have five songs ready so far that we recorded for a small pre-production this weekend. It's gonna be some heavy stuff, I tell ya. We are going to record the album with Tommy Hansen, who did some amazing work on our previous albums, and at Smart'n'Hard with Jacob turning the knobs. Mixing will be done by our longtime friend Tue Madsen (since he started working with his majesty Rob Halford, he should be worthy for us hahaha). More songs are in the process, and it won't be long before we have all the material we need for the forthcoming CD. So far the release date is set for April 30th 2007, so save your money, boys and girlz!!

"In the past few months we have done everything possible to spoil recordings of other bands by squeezing in some guitar solos and vocals on new CDs by BORN FROM PAIN (Pepe), ABORTED (Heinz & Jacob), RAINTIME (Jacob) and ZERO MENTALITY (Pepe & Jacob). A big thanx to all the bands and friends for letting us **** up their otherwise nice sounding CDs hahaha — we're so sorry...NOT!

"Jacob spent five days with Metal Hammer Germany as their tour guide in Denmark to show them around on the Danish metal scene. This will result in 8 pages of pure Danish Dynamite in the December issue of Metal Hammer which should be available around November 15th. Of course this means loads of HATESPHERE, KOLDBORN, BARCODE and loads of other Danish metal acts for all of you hungry metal heads.

"We finished the video for the song 'Reaper Of Life' and you can download it here (52 MB, .wmv). The whole thing was recorded and edited by Søren Dybdahl of Division666 and it features lots of live clips from all around Europe, Japan and various festival appearences from the last years of touring. Also download this brilliant version of 'Only The Strongest' (62 MB .mov) from when we played at this year's Hellfest in France."
THE HAUNTED Frontman...#2 - why I shouldn't  allowed to use the internet PART 2

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his MySpace page:

"How does it feel to know it all?

"Me and the little voices in my head are wondering. What an amazing sense of security some live in. What a safe place. Where the winds never blow, and it never gets cold. Nice. I'm obviously a gay moron to miss all these wonderful hard realities, must have been misinformed somewhere along the line.

"I was thinking. Maybe I did live in a bubble all these years and it's just been a dream. Maybe I was asleep and I should wake up now allright? Maybe you could enlighten me and slander, threats and abuse can show me that I was wrong and should indeed kill myself for the pathetic loser punk complete hogwash I keep spewing over the eyes and minds of The Enlightened People.

"Yes, that must be it! I must be an idiot for thinking out loud and considering such complete nonsense like egalitarian equality and justice. Maybe if I read the important comments on internet forums another round and take it all in I can somehow get my head around the profound wisdom of the collective minds of the self-exclaimed ANONYMOUS underground metal minds par excellence.

"Clearly they are right and I'm wrong.. The proof is in the the pudding, I mean it must be? Right? I talk too much so I must be communista or an idiot, hmm maybe that was the same thing? Obviously a bigot, if nothing else I know it sounds cool so it got to mean something, right? And gay, since gayness is just so bad and terrible that gay is deffo where it's at. I mean it must be true — anomymous posters on Blabbermouth say it's so.

"Seriously... wow!

"I am amazed how little ol' me can piss off so many dudes. I take this as an indication that there is something in all this that truly needs some serious lookin' into. Really.

"Now I take it if you don't think you like me you might have some kind of relation or whatnot to what I am talking about, what I do for a living, and most probably how I look.

"But what exactly am I talking about?

"Well, for anyone who actually takes the time to read my blogs, you know I write about A. emotions B. ethics and moral philosophy. and C. political philosophy, using autobigraphical twists and allegories. Mostly I'm just on a rant, more or less serious in tone.

"One conclusion that could be drawn from how my 'critics' react, is that they might feel threatened by, in denial of, or at least alienated by these three subjects. Feelings of exclusion and alienation are all expressions of inadequacy and incompetence. In other words emotions, ethics, moral philosophy and political philosophy for some reason are alien subjects to them. And it pisses them off. They probably think I hate them. I don't.

"But what if these individuals indeed have put a great deal of thought to it?

"Naturally that raises more questions. If that is the case, what kind of sources are they relying on? Experience is one source we can most likely presume is at work. Though pure empirism is unreliable as it only presents the observator with results dependent on presumption and hopefully a parameter of comparative factors. So if we choose to accept this, what are those comparative factors? A general knowledge of psychology? Extended study of ethics and moralphilosophy? Perhaps an understanding of Bertrand Russel's theoretical logic? Maybe several years of reading Friedman, Sartre, Bukowski, Kant, Asplund, what? George Bush? Hitler? Any given 'names' of the academic community? Anywhichway — they seemingly carry what reads a fairly shallow rightwing dog-eat-dog anti-gay selfrighteous supremacist pro white male tone to them...

"Now what about my profession? Exactly what is it I do for a living?

"I admit to being a professional musician. And that I enjoy my work. I look at those two facts and it's no wonder that might sting for some folks. I gave up lifting greasy heavy machinery, welding, washing old peoples asses and cutting dead pigs into bits for this!? What a moron! No financial safety for 15 years just to make mutherfucking moolah out the ass and get hot chicks, and fame fame fame... ****ing junky rock star! Arrogant bitch I must be. Right?

"And the look!

"I guess I just look gay huh? Those guys writing know this, because I bet I look kinda like them and they have a boner for me and would all love to suck my dick?

"Maybe they're just mad at me 'cause I have kids?


"Metalheads are no homogenous group of people who can be described as 'being' a certain kind of individual.

"We come from all over the world and are anything from butchers to couch potatoes, construction workers and mathematicians and we listen to all kinds of music.

"The negative comments to my blogs posted by Blabbermouth are mostly of an abusive 'school yard bully'-like character. Suggesting that whoever writes them are emotionally insecure and/or immature.

"The access to computers and internet also suggests that they come from a middleclass enviroment or possibly have internet access through school or work place.

"Generally, the average internet users are young white middle class. Considering the type of offensive language used, and the flawed arguments displayed, the comments implies flawed education, homophobia, emotional disfunction and an impaired capacity for empathy. Further reinforcing the image of disfunctional youth, lacking social and/or emotional capacity and distorted selfimage. Most likely; dysfunctional young males or sociopaths from the white middleclass. Maybe their mom and dad just never stayed home long enough to see how ****ed up their kids became...

"My take on it;

"People in general are not complete ****ing idiots, no matter how much some dipshits try to rationalize it to look like fact rather than opinion.

"I will continue writing my blogs and whatever things I chose to write about. I don't have the absolute truth. I have an opinion. But sure, if you want to hate me for writing my thoughts you have a lot of hating to do since I'm not the only one out there who writes blogs.

"The amount of fear that passes through the common subconsious is vast. It pisses me off and makes me sad how even people I work with get intimidated by the fact that I get such negative repsonses on things I write, in spite of the fact that there are just as many positive reactions.

"If Blabbermouth finds it interesting enough to post my blogs because it feeds on controversy, because they think my thoughts matter, or just because the band I front is reaching a level of success that qualifies my ideas as 'news' I don't know. Personally I think it's just howdy doody for them to do that, but it sucks that fear is such an issue in the world of 'officialness', but the ****ing distance just grows if we let it.

"This is exactly the kind of dilemma that the song 'The Drowning' is about. How freedom of speech and expression is overshadowed by fear of repercussions and what the consequence to that is.

"Don't ****ing kid yourself that we live in a free world — we don't.

"I'm not self-absorbed enough to think any positive major changes come in bursts but through tiny steps. Some of those steps are taken by flawed jokers like myself. Some by dudes who write to tell people like me to shut the **** up. Cool thing is that I can talk right back. Not very ****ing romantic but it works.

"As far as our band goes here's a simple fact. We don't agree on everything. We don't have to. My thoughts and opinions are not the collective mind of THE HAUNTED. How hard can it be to see that? We love and respect eachother and the fact that we don't have to agree on every little aspect of life. ****, to make any group of people function the key word is always communication and cooperation and THE HAUNTED is NOT one of those bands with ONE dominant tyrant character. We are FIVE individuals with very different ways of looking at life. It's what makes us who we are.

"We enjoy it, which is the whole ****ing point with being in a band.

"For the people who support and enjoy it with us..."

Israeli metallers BETZEFER shot a video for the song "Early Grave" last month with director Noah Shulman. Check out a preview of the clip at this location.

ROB ZOMBIE recently spoke to about his upcoming remake of the horror classic "Halloween", tentatively due in October 2007.

"Horror-movie remakes for the most part don't work," Zombie said. "They just imitate the original. They don't try to do something new and different, they just follow it. And if you're going to follow the original, then there's no point because that movie already exists."

"My first memory of the [original 'Halloween'] film is of feeling swept up in the excitement of this new thing that was sort of changing the rules for horror movies," Zombie recalled. "It's just a great movie as a movie. Before it spawned this whole generation of imitators, the closest thing you could relate it to was maybe 'Psycho' — it seemed like this simple, suspenseful, Hitchcock-style movie. But of course, when something hits, it gets imitated, and the parts that get imitated are usually the most basic parts. 'Well, if they enjoyed four teenagers getting killed, then they're really gonna like 13 teenagers getting killed.' That's what gets exploited. I always feel bad that 'Halloween' gets lumped in with [the imitators] ... it sits alone as a classic film on its own, much better than any of the films it ever spawned."

"I think the music and the imagery and everything involved with 'Halloween' is still effective because it was simple, and simple things are always classic and they last," Zombie opined. "I relate it to the RAMONES. When they were doing it first, nothing sounded like that, and it's hard to believe that nothing sounded like that because everything sounds like that now. It's hard to believe there was a time that was never done."


Italian gothic metallers EVEN VAST have uploaded audio samples of two tracks — "About You" and "Sleep" — from their upcoming album, "Teach Me How To Bleed", to their MySpace page.
GLENN HUGHES: Rescheduled London Date

Due to "unforeseen circumstances," GLENN HUGHES' (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) Classic Rock-sponsored Shepherd's Bush Empire show in London, England on October 29 will now take place on Sunday, March 25, 2007. Original tickets will be valid for the new date. The other U.K. shows in Dudley (Oct. 28) and Northampton (Oct. 31) will go ahead as planned.
DRT recording artists CLUTCH are smack dab in the middle of recording a brand new record at Sound Studios in Los Angeles. Joe Baresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOOL, MELVINS) is at the helm for this as-yet-untitled opus. It will be the band's third album for DRT Entertainment, following the acclaimed releases "Blast Tyrant" and "Robot Hive/Exodus". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Drones & Clones", "Powerplayer", "Black Umbrella", "Ditchdigger's Delight", "Electric Worry", "Master Cadillac" and "Damn Good". The band has also re-recorded the classic track "One Eyed Dollar" from the "Jam Room" CD for possible inclusion on the new album.
mini news

Saosin have just confirmed a headlining show at the Camden Barfly in London on November 19.
Sonic Youth are to release a compilation album called 'The Destroyed Room: B-sides and Rarities' on December 11.
US math rockers Don Caballero play shows at Brighton Engine Rooms November 25, Birmingham Medicine Bar 26, Sunderland Independent 27, Glasgow ABC2 28, Leeds ****pit 29, London King's Cross Scala 30.
Sentenced are to have a two disc DVD released on November 27. Called ‘Buried Alive’, it’s based around footage of the Finnish band’s last ever show last October.
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has finished up shooting his movie debut. The singer has a leading role in the horror film ‘Syn-Gin Smith’, which is to open next year.


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You can check out SLAYER's new video for the track "Eyes of the Insane" online here. --------

The new "Official Saw III" video for HELMET's 'Monochrome', filmed by director David Brodsky (Gwar, Strapping Young Lad, The Red Chord) and his crew at MyGoodEye can be viewed here, as well as being on the featured videos section of MySpace.  The song is the featured single off the soundtrack to "Saw III", which hits theaters today. ----------- 4 IN THE CHAMBER
Former Kingfisher Records/Century Media signees, 4 IN THE CHAMBER, from New York City have posted up a series of new tracks off their recent full-length release "Memories Die". You can snag them here.

You can check out CONVERGE's new album, No Heroes, in its entirety online over at their official MySpace page. ------------ SALIVA

Memphis hard rock band SALIVA have posted their first single, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ to thier new album at their relaunched website, Their new album, “Blood Stained Love Story”, produced by Bob Marlette, will be released February 11, 2007 through Island Records. ------------ DISAVOWED

Dutch death metallers DISAVOWED have just finished shooting the video for "Biased Existence" with acclaimed video producer Maurice Swinkels of Lowlife Media. The clip will be included in the multimedia section of the group's upcoming sophomore album, "Stagnated Existence", along with a "making of" documentary. A photo gallery of this video shoot can be found at this location.
----------- ENGAGE
A brand new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE track, entitled "For You", is available for free download at this location. The song comes off the New England metallers' upcoming album, "As Daylight Dies", due on November 21 via Roadrunner Records. An e-card for the CD can be accessed at this location. The e-card includes graphics designed by bassist Mike D'Antonio, special offers for pre-ordering the album, a complete list of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's upcoming tour with ALL THAT REMAINS, HATEBREED, BURY YOUR DEAD and 2 CENTS, three different AIM icons, and two of the album's songs.
------------- OTEP
Short audio samples of the songs that are set to appear on OTEP's third album have been posted online at the band's MySpace page. ----------- ALLHELLUJA
ALLHELLUJA, the Danish/Italian project featuring HATESPHERE frontman Jacob Bredahl and Stefano Longhi from Scarlet Records, filmed a video for its song "Superhero Motherfucker Superman" on October 21 in the Arizona desert with renowed artist/director Chad Michael Ward (whose previous collaborations include such artists as MARILYN MANSON, BILLY IDOL and SLASH, among others). The clip is expected to be ready in November. Check out a slideshow at this location. -------------- DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY
A video clip of Florida theatrical/industrial metallists DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY performing their track "Bled" at The Penny Arcade in Rochester, NY has been posted online at the Underground Video Television web site. ------------- MUSHROOMHEAD
MUSHROOMHEAD was recently interviewed on "Precious Metal with Sanaz". Watch the interview online at

As previously reported, MUSHROOMHEAD's video for "Simple Survival", the debut single from the band's recently released "Savior Sorrow" album, is available for viewing at The clip was shot by award-winning filmmaker and music video director Chad Calek (BLEEDING THROUGH, INDEX CASE). ---------------- BIOMECHANICAL
London's progressive metal thrashers BIOMECHANICAL have posted guitar tabs online to their latest album "Empires of the Worlds", which will be re-released on November 13 via Earache with bonus footage and a cover of JUDAS PRIEST's "Painkiller". The tabs for all "The Empires of the Worlds" tracks apart from "Sibelius" can be found here. ------------- ARMY OF ANYONE
Audio samples of all 11 tracks that are set to appear on ARMY OF ANYONE's self-titled debut album have been posted online at ------------- MEGADETH
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site:

"Well, now that Gigantour NA [North America] and OZ [Australia] is over, looking back this year was just as much fun for me as last year, and the bands were hot this year, even if they had been out before on other tours recently. Remember this tour is about a sense of community between the bands and that spills over to all of the fans. Of course there will always be someone who doesn’t quite grasp the mindset of Gigantour and I will just have to pay special attention to them, to remind them what it is that the 'bands and fans' are doing here.

"I had a solid touring staff this year, and excluding a few bumps and one enormous pot hole, we had another successful trip around the continent. I look forward to hearing some stories about what Gigantour meant for you this year, as opposed to last year.

"Now, into faraway lands; like Japan! What an amazing performance the Japanese promoter did with Loud Park and the Gigantour Day. I could see us having one day of Loud Park being Gigantour Day every year. And the bands they picked for the weekend were really cool too! Sadly, I couldn’t see any of them on the second day, except in the hotels or nearby shops, restaurants, or the one guy that is always asking for the underwear vending machines.

"And last, but certainly not least, is our Australian Droogies! Representing!!!

"I saw a lot of the fans and Droogies from last year and thankfully got away without seeing another that creeps me out a little bit, and overall the audience has grown to almost double the size of last year! Y'all must reproduce faster down there than we do up here.

"I have already started talking to Gigantour's Australian representation about next years Gigantour.2007.OZ, and was, as it were, able to meet up with someone that G.2007.OZ were interested in for Gigantour next year in Australia as the headliner, since he was passing through and we all met up for dinner and seafood.

"After tomorrow night, I will be returning home to prepare the few last touches on the new record and to finish writing two new songs. I wrote them with the help of my boys out on the road, and all of the ups and very few downs of this last tour, there is going to be a bunch of little spicing ups of parts.

"This is going to be the year of the Droogie! I can feel it." ----------------- SCORPIONS

A professionally filmed video of the SCORPIONS performing the song "Rock You Like a Hurricane" at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany on August 3, 2006 has been posted online at ------------- SOULGRIND
SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), has uploaded remastered versions of several songs from the band's early days (1992-1999) on its official web site. Also available for download is the song "Kalma", which the group has apparently had a lot of requests for.

In other news, SOULGRIND is currently rehearsing for its upcoming gigs. "The set is getting into shape," the band writes on its web site. "We shall include 13-15 songs into the set. It shall be intense."

SOULGRIND recently announced the addition of former FINNTROLL singer Tapio Wilska as its new bassist. The band's eighth album, "Pakana", was recorded at D studio and is scheduled for a February 2007 release. "Pakana" is the follow-up to "The Origins of the Paganblood", which was issued in January 2005 via France's Holy Records.

"Pakana" track listing:

01. Through the Gates of Desperation
02. The Soul of the Battle
03. Pakana
04. The Second over Tuoni's Realm
05. As Bronze May Be Much Beautified
06. Lost Gardens beyond the Sunset
07. Against the Grain
08. Northbound Reverend
09. The Path of Screams
10. Wheel
11. Frost Shines Blue

Check out the song "Through the Gates of Desperation" at the band's MySpace page. -------------- FULL BLOWN CHAOS
Vocalist Ray Mazzolla of FULL BLOWN CHAOS was recently interviewed by VM Underground. You can download the interview at this location. ------------- W.A.S.P
W.A.S.P. fan site has uploaded a short review and approximately 80 pictures from the band's Manchester Academy 2 gig on October 28. Check them out at this location.

As previously reported, several video clips of W.A.S.P. performing live in Athens, Greece on Friday, October 13 have been posted online at the W.A.S.P. MySpace group page. Check them out at this location. A brand-new Finnish TV interview with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless is available at -------------- SKID ROW
In a recent interview with "The Hairball John Radio Show", SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan discussed the band's latest release, "Revolutions Per Minute", and the "f*ck-it" attitude the band took during the writing and recording process. Bolan also spoke openly about reuniting with producer Michael Wagener; the health challenges that guitarist Dave Sabo continues to battle; the upcoming tour with KING'S X; and the status of Rachel Bolan Racing.

The entire 22 minute-interview is available on demand in full streaming audio at the home site of "The Hairball John Radio Show". --------------- NATRON
A brand new NATRON song, entitled "Heads are Rolling", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the Italian death metallers' recently completed three-track promo EP, "EP Resurrection 006", which is being used primarily to procure a new label deal. ------------- NIRVANA
A trailer for the upcoming NIRVANA concert DVD "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!" has been posted online at -------- HEARSE
Two songs from HEARSE's brand new fourth album, "In These Veins", have been posted online at the Dental Records web site. Check out the tracks "Corroding Armour" and "Intoxication" in the "Audio Player" located at ------------- LORDI Finnish Eurovision Song Contest winners LORDI were interviewed by the Dutch girls of TREBLE when LORDI played a show in Amsterdam earlier in the month. The TREBLE girls also competed in the Eurovision Song Contest but were eliminated in March 2006. TREBLE spoke to LORDI about what happened after they won the big contest and what LORDI is about. Watch the video interview at ------------- SLAYER

Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER were interviewed for an interactive news web site in Singapore called STOMP during their visit to the country in early October. Watch the five-minute interview at this location. ----------------- Anuk
The Swiss film "Anuk - Der Weg Des Kriegers" ("Anuk - The Path of the Warrior"), starring KROKUS frontman Marc Storace and ex-WARLOCK singer Doro Pesch, will be officially released in Switzerland on November 16. Storace, Pesch and director Luke Gasser recorded a song for the soundtrack called "On My Own" which was written specially for the film by Storace and Gasser. The movie's official trailer can be viewed at this location. ------------ STANLEY
More video footage has been posted online from KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley's solo performance on Tuesday (October 24) at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida. Check out the clips at

"Got To Choose" (video)
"Move On" (video)
"Bulletproof" (video)
"Do You Love Me?" (video) -------------- MUSHROOMHEAD 2
antiMUSIC's Morley Seaver recently spoke with Jeffrey Nothing, vocalist of MUSHROOMHEAD, about the band's new record, "Savior Sorrow", and all the other changes in the band, including a new vocalist, new record company and new makeup. A couple of excerpts follow:

antiMUSIC: It's been a little while since the last record, 2003's "XIII". What's happened since the end of the tour for that record and the sessions for this one?

Jeffrey Nothing: We had a member leave and we were dropped by Universal, which was kind of a mutual thing because we thought they didn't really do anything for us on the last one. So there were a lot of changes. We toured a lot for "XIII" but we didn't start making "Savior Sorrow" until about a year and a half ago which puts us on tour now.

antiMUSIC: How did you find [new singer] Waylon?

Jeffrey Nothing: We had his band for a couple of weeks on our tour and we had a show in his hometown and then we took them for 13 days. After that tour they were looking for a place to record their new demo and they chose our studio. And as we were recording, J mentioned how much he sounded like him when he was doing the heavier stuff and we thought so to. So we just asked him to join and that was on his birthday. And that was two years ago and "Savior Sorrow" ended up coming out on that day so it's kind of a crazy coincidence in a way.

antiMUSIC: How did the energy change when he came aboard?

Jeffrey Nothing: I think it was a big change. But when we first formed, we really didn't want any boundaries as far as vocals or anything. And J did some great work with us but he was kind of one-dimensional because he stopped rapping and pretty much wanted to be a hardcore voice. And Waylon can flat-out sing and harmonize with me. There's times you can't really tell on there who is singing instead of being kind of obvious.

antiMUSIC: How do you and Waylon work out the vocal lines?

Jeffrey Nothing: Waylon had never been in a band with another singer and I had been there with J. So there's really one time where he had actually read my lyrics and then he wrote his after that. Otherwise we just always presented the song as we saw it as a whole. With Waylon, he's really good melodically but he'd come up with some words that I'd say to try and think a little deeper and maybe go for the fifth or sixth idea and he was happy with his first. Sometimes I'd just take what he had written and write it as if I was going to sing it but just write it with him in mind singing it. So I wrote a couple of songs completely on the record but it's good to have the clay to mold and another tool to use.

Read the entire interview at this location. ------------------- DISILLUSION
Denmark's Revolution Music (web site) has uploaded a brand new 20-minute audio interview with Andy Schmidt of DISILLUSION. Download it at this location (4.65 MB). ---------------- MEGADETH
A video clip of MEGADETH performing "Wake Up Dead" and "Skin O' My Teeth" at the Sydney, Australia stop of Gigantour 2006 on Sunday, October 22 has been posted online at --------- OBITUARY
OBITUARY frontman John Tardy recently did a live interview with VM Underground, discussing the band's history and the group's upcoming live DVD. The interview is available for download at this location. -------------- STRATOVARIUS

STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki (guitar) has issued the following update:

"I have written 11 new [STRATOVARIUS] songs and we are first going to demo them. This will be completed by the end of the year and we will enter the studio to record that actual album around February. [Timo Kotipelto, vocals] is releasing his third solo album around that time (and what I have heard, it sounds really great) as well and he has naturally promotional activities and I think he is also doing a tour during spring. STRATOVARIUS production will be ready sometime in the summer 2007 and depending on various different things, the album, entitled 'R...... R.......'), will be released in October 2007 or in the beginning of 2008 followed by a massive world tour.

"So all okay here, everybody's happy, the songs are great and we are looking forward to the new adventures."

STRATOVARIUS' latest, self-titled effort was released in the U.S. in September 2005 via Sanctuary. A video for the album's first single, "Maniac Dance", was shot in April 2005 in Helsinki by director and Tolkki's old schoolmate Antti Jokinen (BEYONCÉ, WYCLEF JEAN, KORN, MISSY ELLIOT, NIGHTWISH, SHANIA TWAIN, CELINE DION).

As previously reported, Tolkki will produce the debut album from the Madrid, Spain-based metal band INFERNOISE between November and January 2007. The CD will be recorded in Madrid and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

For more information on INFERNOISE, click here. ------------- LAMB OF GOD: has posted episode 105 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this Gigantour 2006 special, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined in the studio by Em Cody of THE MYNKS. The episode features an interview Strigl conducted with LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton at the 2006 Gigantour stop in Homdel, New Jersey. Topics include MEGADETH, Morton's Jackson signature model guitar, and the "Redneck" video. Also featured is a rebroadcast of an interview Strigl conducted with ARCH ENEMY members Michael Amott and Sharlee D'Angelo. Additonal podcast topics include OVERKILL, Eddie Trunk, THE SMASHUP, and Captain T music from the Podsafe Music Network. A photo gallery as well as the 45-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. iTunes users can also subscribe to "Talking Metal" for free at this location. ---------------- VELVET REVOLVER
Several video clips of VELVET REVOLVER performing at a benefit show on October 14 at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA have been posted online at The concert/fundraiser was held for LA County Sheriff's Department deputy Jim Mulay (photo), who was critically injured while on duty during the attempted apprehension of an armed bank robbery suspect on August 28, 2006, in the city of Malibu. Mulay suffered a crushed spine, broken back and pelvis, and multiple broken ribs after the suspect intentionally rammed his car into Mulay's motorcycle, according to Sheriff's officials. Jim is improving daily, but is facing an extremely lengthy recovery and rehabilitation. In addition to the concert/fundraiser, a sheriff's relief fund has also been established for the continuing needs of Jim and his family during his lengthy battle to recover. ---------------- BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
An e-card for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's "The Poison - Live At Brixton" DVD has been made available at this location. ---------- BOBBY RONDINELLI:
THE LIZARDS' web site has been updated with video footage that was included on a Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) instructional DVD that accompanied teh December issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Check it out at this location. ----------- ABYSMAL DAWN
ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, has issued the following update:

"We're back from tour and we have to say we had the time of our lives! The crowd reactions we received everywhere were amazing and it made cramming into that Ford Explorer everyday more than worth it. We want to thank each and every one of you that came out to talk, drink or smoke with us at the shows. Your hospitality won't be forgotten! A big hails what's up goes out to SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN, DECAPITATED and their amazing road crews. These are by far some of the coolest and truest individuals on the face of this planet and we hope our paths cross again in the near future. Another thanks goes to our friends in CERBERUS for renting us their trailer. Last but not least we have to thank all our families, friends and girlfriends for all their support during this time. We hope to see you all again on the road in 2007! In the meantime checkout this live clip of 'Blacken the Sky' at this location." ------------------ SPIRALARMS
SPIRALARMS, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring Craig Locicero (ex-FORBIDDEN) on guitar, Tim Narducci (ex-SYSTEMATIC) on guitar/vocals, Chris Kontos (ex-MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT) on drums, Chris Lombardo on bass and Brad Barth on keyboards, has uploaded three new songs to its MySpace page. Check out the tracks "Straight to Your Head", "That Song" and "Lonely Guns" — all of which were mixed by Sean Beavan (NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) — at -------------- THE HAUNTED Frontman: 'It's Incredible To See How Stupid Some BLABBERMOUTH Comments Are']
THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his MySpace page:

[Quoting from BLABBERMOUTH.NET's comments section]

"He's like a crazy homeless guy that talks to himself. All you have to do is ignore him and hold your breath."

"Maybe if he backed up his bullshit with some LOGIC or at least a little COMMON SENSE he wouldn't be so annoying. But he just spews rhetoric pieced together from a hundred other sources and none of it has any veracity."

"...picking up my nephew from his job at a music chain, We just for the fuck of it threw away in the trash 18 HAUNTED CDs. Why not, he's against capitolism so we said fuck it, he don't deserve money from the good ole U.S... Were going to clear house (throw away haunted CDs) in two other stores tommorrow. Keep talking shit Petey boy."

"The last two albums from THE HAUNTED aren't even worth stealing. I'll like 'One Kill Wonder' even more after reading your post and knowing that you weren't a part of it. A metal front man writing about their feelings on MySpace is just sad. No one cares about your feelings."

"I'd call this guy gay but I don't want to insult gay people. I'd call this guy a lunatic, but I don't want to insult lunatics. I'll just leave it at calling him a very closed minded individual who craves attention just as much as Axl Rose craves attention."

[End of quotes from BLABBERMOUTH.NET comments section]

"From Blabbermouth... tsk tsk tsk.

"This is addictive. I have to take your advice and stop obsessing. I know I can't change the world and I'm not even trying. Allthough I must admit it's incredible to see how fucking stupid some of these comments on Blabbermouth are. It's good to know. Keeps me on my toes. Still, metalheads in general are not idiots. Hell, even people who say idiotic shit are not necissarily idiots. So business as usual and in a few more days the EU tour starts and it's going to be sweet as pie." ----------------- HELMET
HELMET's new video for "Monochrome", filmed by director David Brodsky (GWAR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD) of MyGoodEye and featuring clips from the "Saw III" movie, has been posted online at ------------------ ENGAGE 2
An e-card for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new album, "As Daylight Dies", can be accessed at this location. The e-card includes graphics designed by bassist Mike D'Antonio, special offers for pre-ordering the CD, a complete list of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's upcoming tour with ALL THAT REMAINS, HATEBREED, BURY YOUR DEAD and 2 CENTS, three different AIM icons, and two of the album's songs. ----------------- ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
Phoenix, Arizona-based band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has issued the following update:

"For those of you who have not yet heard, our drummer, Zach Gibson, injured his wrist during the show in Edinburgh, forcing us to drop off of the remaining dates with BRING ME THE HORIZON. We tried everything in our power to prevent backing out of these shows, but there was no one we could get to fill in on drums on such short notice and Zach would have done more damage to his wrist if we would have tried to continue. We apologize for anyone who bought tickets for these shows or intended to see us on the remainder of the tour. The shows will continue as planned without ABIGAIL WILLIAMS on the bill. With that said, we will definitely return in the near future to make up for many of these lost shows. Thanks to everyone who made our stay in the U.K. worthwhile. See you soon!"

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS's upcoming CD will be recorded with the legendary James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) at his new Florida-based production facility. ABIGAIL WILLIAMS look forward to hitting the road with a vengeance in early 2007, including a prestigious slot on the DARK FUNERAL/ENSLAVED North American tour. -------------------- other shit

Breed 77's new album, 'In My Blood', has debuted at number one in Germany's MRC Album Chart, making it the most played album in all national German rock clubs. ------------ Soil and Brand New Sin are teaming up for a UK tour in January. Dates will be confirmed soon. ------------- Meat Loaf returns to the UK next year. He plays shows at Manchester Evening News Arena May 10, Birmingham SECC 114, Glasgow SECC 18, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 20, London Wembley Arena 23, Sheffield Hallam FM Arena 27. --------------- Death Before Dishonor are to start work next month on their debut album. The Boston hardcore crew will be in the studio with producer Jim Siegel. The band's cult '05 EP, 'Friends, Family, Forever', is to be re-issued by Bridge Nine on December 11. ---------------- Breaking Benjamin have reached an out-of court settlement with former drummer Jeremy Hummel. The latter has been suing the band for unpaid royalties. -------------- Dokken have signed to Frontiers Records. Expect a new album, 'Lightning Strikes Twice', early in '07. ------------- Vaux have parted with bassist Ryan Robinson. To replace him, the band’s guitarist/keyboard player Greg Daniels has switched over to bass.

---------------- Bassist Ian Rilen, a founder-member of Rose Tattoo, has died from bladder cancer. We send condolences to his family and friends. -------------- The movie rights have been sold for the authorized Ramones biography ‘I Slept With Joey Ramones’. The book was written by the singer’s brother Mickey Leigh, together with Legs McNeil. ------------------ Diamond Head are to call their new album ‘What’s In Your Head?’. Expect a release in ’07. ------------------ Van Halen have been nominated for induction into the Rock And Hall Of Fame next year. Also on the list of nominees are The Stooges and Patti Smith.

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There is a new live video of SHADOWS FALL performing their track "The Light That Blinds" available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was taken at The Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY earlier this year on the band's successful Sthress Tour run. SHADOWS FALL is currently in the studio writing and recording material for their first major label release on Atlantic. ------------- MACHINE HEAD
MACHINE HEAD is currently recording "The Blackening" at Sharkbite Studios in the band’s hometown of Oakland, California. Once again produced by singer / guitarist Robert Flynn and mixed by Colin Richardson (previous MH efforts, Bullet For My Valentine, Napalm Death). The Blackening, set for worldwide release Spring 2007, is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed album Through The Ashes Of Empires.

Regarding "The Blackening" Flynn states, "This is the most ambitious thing we have ever attempted. We all challenged ourselves and each other to write a record that pushed the boundaries of complexity and technical structure." Meanwhile, Flynn's lyrics have gone from what has been, recently, a more introspective focus, back to the social commentary tackled on previous albums like Burn My EyesFlynn continues, "The nature of what is happening in the world led to a darker, bleaker album in every sense." Pointed and timely, the lyrics in songs such as "Clenching The Fists Of Dissent," "A Farewell To Arms" and "Halo" touch upon politics, the war in Iraq and organized religion. The lyrics to the aforementioned songs spit anger and disdain at their topics in the true spirit of angst that fueled punk rock in the mid- 80's. 

"Aesthetics Of Hate" captures the bands anger towards an article that bashed "Dimebag" Darrell right after his death and slammed the metal community as a whole for mourning it. The band actually performed this new track during the special appearances they made along the Sounds of the Underground Tour this past summer.  "Now I Lay Thee Down" has a Romeo and Juliet-esque love story slant to it, while "Slanderous" addresses the hate that still permeates throughout society and "Wolves," tackles the bands competitive, 'winner take all' spirit.

MACHINE HEAD fans have always played a big part in the recording process. However, for the first time ever, the band brought in a group of loyal fans and had them sing backing vocals on a new track. Additionally, as with previous efforts the band has once again allowed their fans into their world through online diaries and pioneering the use of "video updates" from the studio and the road. All of which can be seen on the official MACHINE HEAD site

Slowing down from the roller coaster ride of Through The Ashes Of Empires to write The Blackening was a natural evolution. Upon release of TTAOE in April 2004 (2003 overseas), the band embarked on what would become the most successful, and comprehensive touring cycle of their careers. The relentless trek around the globe saw MACHINE HEAD headlining three major U.S. runs, bringing as support rising metal stars including TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER, ARCH ENEMY. The band also completed two headlining tours of the U.K. and Europe and a headlining tour of Australia . MACHINE HEAD headlined the Wacken festival in Germany and was one of the first metal bands to play the Middle East when they played Dubai's Desert Rock Festival. The culmination of the world tour was the filming of MACHINE HEAD's amazingly successful DVD Elegies at a sold out Brixton Academy in London, England in front of 5,000 fans (affectionately called 'Head Cases'). Elegies debuted in the Top 20 on various charts around the world including at #13 on Billboard's Music Video Chart in the U.S., toppling same week releases from ROB ZOMBIE, SHERYL CROW. ------------ ABYSMAL DAWN

ABYSMAL DAWN's "Crown Desire" video clip, which was directed by Matt Zane of SOCIETY 1, can now be viewed at this location.

The track was taken from the band's debut album "From Ashes" which was released last April in the US and late June in Europe and features LIZZY BORDEN. --------------- FOO FIGHTERS
You can check out the new live FOO FIGHTERS CD, entitled Skin And Bones, in its entirety over at their official MySpace page.

Skin And Bones, the FOO FIGHTERS' first live album, captures the band's critically-acclaimed 2006 acoustic tour with 15 special performances of songs spanning the band's career. Available in stores on November 7th, Skin And Bones will be followed up with a DVD version in stores on November 28th. ---------------- Live Nation reports: The Department of Justice has given its blessing to the acquisition of House of Blues Entertainment by Live Nation and the transaction is expected to be completed within the next five to 10 business days.

Staffs of both LN and HoB were notified by respective chiefs Michael Rapino and Greg Trojan that the deal is virtually done, save for the issue of transition. Once the transaction is closed, the ownership of House of Blues Entertainment will formally be transferred to Live Nation stockholders.

The DOJ's clearance, which reportedly was issued October 27, came somewhat earlier than anticipated.

When the acquisition proposal was announced in July, it was believed the deal would close by the end of the year. Instead, the transaction will occur with much integration work left outstanding.

That work is expected to be completed within 30 to 60 days, however, and Live Nation has assured HoB that it will strive to make the transition as smooth as possible. --------------- NEIL DIAMOND reports: NEIL DIAMOND's 2005 album "12 Songs," which garnered some of the loftiest praise of his career, will be reissued as a double-disc set Dec. 12 via Columbia. The set will now include a second disc of previously unreleased demos and alternate takes dubbed "Artist's Cut -- 12 Sketches," the first such recordings DIAMOND has ever offered from his vault.

In addition, the original album will be appended with the bonus tracks "Men Are So Easy" and "Delirious Love" featuring Brian Wilson, which were included only on a limited-edition pressing of the project.

The Rick Rubin-produced "12 Songs," which has sold 517,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, debuted last November at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, DIAMOND's best opening frame ever.

"I'd have to say that this is one of my highlights out of the albums that I've done over the years," DIAMOND told Billboard last year. "Rick wanted that from the very beginning -- he wanted this to be one of my best albums, if not the best. I've made about 45 or 50 albums. How can I go in and say this would be the best one? But it was his goal, and surprise, he may have done it."

Here is the track list for "Artist's Cut -- 12 Sketches":

"Oh Mary" (demo)
"Hell Yeah" (early take)
"Captain of a Shipwreck" (alternate take)
"Evermore" (early take)
"Save Me a Saturday Night" (alternate take)
"Delirious Love" (early take)
"I'm On to You" (demo)
"What's It Gonna Be" (alternate take)
"Man of God" (early take)
"Create Me" (alternate take)
"Face Me" (demo)
"We" (early take)
"Men Are So Easy" (alternate mix) ----------------- JEDI MIND TRICKS
November 27 - London @ Neighbourhood

In other news, you can now check out the track "Uncommon Valor," featuring R.A. THE RUGGED MAN, off their latest album, Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell, over at their official MySpace page. -------------- NOVEMBERS DOOM
Chicago dark metal act NOVEMBERS DOOM have set February 20th, 2007 as the release date of their forthcoming album 'The Novella Reservoir' for The End Records.

The artwork and an mp3 of the song "Drown the Inland Mere" can be found at this site.
------------- WOODS OF YPRES
You can check out a rough mix of the song "The Northern Cold" from WOODS OF YPRES over at the band's official MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming new album, Woods 3: The Deepest Roots and Darkest Blues. --------------- cancel

The previously announced European tour featuring PYREXIA, AEON, DECREPIT BIRTH, and INHERIT DISEASE has been cancelled. You can read more about that here.

---------------- SOiL

SOiL will take to the UK for their first headlining tour in 2007 with support coming from BRAND NEW SIN and LENNON. Dates are as follows:

January 10 - Bristol, England @ Bierkeller
January 11 - Exeter, England @ Lemon Grove
January 12 - Bradford, England @ Rio's
January 13 - Milton Keynes, England @ Pitz Club
January 14 - Norwich, England @ Waterfront
January 16 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse
January 17 - Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Spring & Airbrake
January 18 - Dublin, Ireland @ Voodoo Lounge
January 19 - Liverpool, England @ Academy 2
January 20 - Wolverhampton, England @ Civic
January 22 - Nottingham, England @ Rock City
January 23 - Manchester, England @ Academy 2
January 24 - London, England @ Mean Fiddler
January 25 - Sheffield, England @ Corporation --------------- DANAVA

Psychedelic Sci-Fi hard rockers DANAVA have added another professionally filmed live video to their online E-Card.  The video, for the dynamic track "Eyes In Disguise", was filmed at the Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY.  "Eyes In Disguise" appears on the Portland, OR quartet's self-titled debut album, set for a November 7 release date via Kemado Records.  The E-Card, which which previews the entire new album and includes high-energy live performance videos can be accessed at this location

    DANAVA's "Danava" has met to shining critical acclaim in the week's leading to its release.  The album has been hailed as "spectacular" by Decibel, while CMJ raved, "On the Portland band's self-titled, Kemado debut, lo-fi BLACK SABBATH doom dances with distorted, high-pitched vocals, alien synth contortions and monster, virtuoso solos." 

    DANAVA (pronounced DON-UH-VUH) have been assaulting crowds since 2003 with their unique take on Heavy Prog / Hard Rock that features twin leads, ethereal, sci-fi synths and bombastic drums (calling for comparisons to GONG, QUEEN, HAWKWIND and VOIVOD).  The band (Dusty Sparkles (vocals / guitar / synthesizer), Buck Rothy (drums), Dell Blackwell (bass) and Rockwell (synthesizers)) are on the road now in support of the release. - -------------------- INTO ETERNITY
INTO ETERNITY continues to defy the odds with their stunning melodies and proficient musicianship, which is most evident in Tim Roth's (guitars) YouTube instructional series. The lessons have drawn over 20,000 views in under a month's time. Click here to view the latest installment where Roth breaks down parts of the track "Pain through Breathing". ------------- OSBOURNE

Ozzy Osbourne told Greta Van Susteren of FOX News that he he hopes to complete his new solo album in 10 days or so. Apparently he has been working nonstop on it and is anxious to finish it, according to Van Susteren.

Osbourne was previously said to be working on two brand new studio CDs. The first album is set for release in February 2007. Most of the music was recorded before Ozzfest in May with Mike Bordin (drums), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass) and Zakk Wylde (guitar). Wylde recently announced that he had to cancel three tour dates in October (Oct. 14 - House Of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC; Oct. 16 - The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA; Oct. 18 - Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD) with his band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY to finish up obligations in the studio in connection with the new album. The second effort will be the soundtrack to Ozzy's musical about controversial Russian politician Grigory Rasputin. The album will be released first, and then the play will debut on Broadway or as a touring show according to Osbourne.

In a recent interview, Ozzy said, "We wrote a song called 'Rasputin' (for the 1995 'Ozzmosis' album), but then it never got used, you know, and then every now and again I'd try to find this tape of songs. We wrote a bunch of songs, and I put this tape on and thought, 'You know what? That would be a great musical.' It kind of grew on its own. It's the traditional 'Fiddler on the Roof'-type of music, plus the kind of BEATLES-y kind of influence. There's this wonderful song that goes, 'How dark it is before the dawn, the day begins, a child is born.' It's beautiful. I'm really happy about it. I hope the rest of the world is. I spent 10 years of my f—king life in this thing." ------------ ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
Candlelight Records has set a January 23 North American release date for ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' "Legend".
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Candlelight Records has set a January 23 North American release date for CROWBAR's "Live: With Full Force" DVD. Filmed at the popular German open air festival of the same name, "Live: With Full Force" was captured on CROWBAR's world tour supporting their 2005 release "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden". The live performance DVD also includes candid backstage footage plus the band's second (and previously unavailable) promotional video for "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" album track "Slave No More".

"Live: With Full Force" track listing:

01. Self-Inflicted
02. I Am Forever
03. The Lasting Dose
04. Burn Your World
05. New Dawn
06. High Rate Extinction
07. Planets Collide
08. All I Had (I Gave)
09. Slave No More (video)

CROWBAR is planning a series of dates in 2007 while continuing work on new material for their next album (expected early 2008). ------------ LORDI

A video clip of LORDI performing last night (Oct. 31) in London, England has been posted online at ----------- SEPULTURA Guitarist Guests On New BURNING IN HELL Album
SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser makes a guest appearance on the track "The Waterfalls" from Brazilian power/speed metal band BURNING IN HELL's second album, "Believe". Kisser previously completed a series of successful workshops throughout Brazil with BURNING IN HELL drummer Marcelo Moreira.

In addition to Kisser, "Believe" features the blistering melodic guitar attack of Tiago Della Vega and Geraldo Aita, who are said to be one the world's fastest, most skilled and technical guitar duos of the current scene.

"Believe" track listing:

01. Indian Forest
02. Little Indian Voice
03. Medusa
04. Believe
05. Never Surrender
06. Guide Of Dead
07. Save The Queen, Save The King
08. Stay Together Forever
09. Code Of Honour
10. The Waterfalls (feat. Andreas Kisser)
11. Goddesses of Fate - Part I
12. Goddesses of Fate - Part II
13. God Of Thunder (Bonus Track)

The cover artwork for "Believe" was designed by Isis Souza (STEEL ATTACK, AMAZON, THALION). -------------- NEW YORK DOLLS
Brian Delaney, drummer for pioneering punk rock band the NEW YORK DOLLS, recently sat down for an interview with Holland's Brian tells of how the surviving members of the band reunited and how the fallen members will never be forgotten, how it feels to see younger faces in the crowd among the many generations of people at the shows and much more. Watch this video interview at this location. -------------- GOD DETHRONED
GOD DETHRONED's new album, "The Toxic Touch", is being streamed in its entirety at AOL Music until November 5.

To listen to the CD, click here and find the GOD DETHRONED album by scrolling through the bar at the top of the page.

"The Toxic Touch" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 7 via Metal Blade Records. A brand new GOD DETHRONED track, entitled "2014", has been posted online at this location.
------------- SABBAT
A short video clip of reunited British thrashers SABBAT being interviewed and rehearsing for their upcoming U.K. tour dates has been posted online at A Quicktime version can be found at this location. ----------- KREATOR
A 3.5-minute trailer for KREATOR's newly released "Enemy of God Revisited" album has been posted online at this location. --------- SWEDEN ROCK 2006

The organizers of the Sweden Rock festival have uploaded a trailer for their newly released DVD commemorating the 2006 edition of the annual event, which was held June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Check it out at this location.

Veteran death metal band INCANTATION will embark on a U.K. tour in March. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Mar. 06 – Bradford, UK @ Rio
Mar. 07 - Glasgow, UK @ Soundhaus
Mar. 08 – Dublin, IRE @ Voodoo Lounge
Mar. 09 - Bolton, UK @ Soundhouse
Mar. 10 - London, UK @ Camden Underworld

An audio sample of HELL YEAH — the new band featuring former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott alongside members of MUDVAYNE and NOTHINGFACE — has been posted online at


ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA, the band featuring Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Jason Newsted (VOIVOD, ex-METALLICA) and Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) and vocalist Lukas Rossi, will release its self-titled debut album on November 21 via Burnett/Epic Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. It's On
02. Leave the Lights On
03. Be Yourself (and 5 Other Cliches)
04. It's All Love
05. Can't Bring Myself To Light This Fuse
06. Underdog
07. Make No Mistake... This Is the Take
08. Headspin
09. Valentine
10. Social Disgrace
11. The Dead Parade

Audio samples of all 11 songs that are set to appear on the CD can be found at the Sony Music Store (upper right-hand corner).

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEFTONES release their fifth album today (Tuesday, October 31), called "Saturday Night Wrist". The disc took over two years to make and was such a difficult project that it nearly broke up the 15-year-old band. Tensions especially flared when singer Chino Moreno took time off to focus on his side project, TEAM SLEEP. Guitarist Stephen Carpenter told Launch the wait was frustrating both for the band and its fans: "You run into some fans here and there, you know, and they're like, 'Hey, when's it coming out?' And I'm always like, 'Well, ask Chino, he's the one that's taking so long.' Talk to kids on MySpace and they're like, 'When's it coming out,' you know. And it's a pleasure to have it finished and get going on it now, you know. It's been good to get to the end of it, you know, and get through all of that negativity that we went through."

DEFTONES began work on the disc with PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER and JANE'S ADDICTION producer Bob Ezrin, but that relationship did not pan out and the band parted ways with Ezrin in the midst of recording.

"Saturday Night Wrist" follows DEFTONES' self-titled 2003 album and includes the new single "Hole in the Earth".

The group will be featured on the Family Values Tour 2006 CD and DVD, which are both due out on December 26.


Launch Radio Networks reports: Although Rob Zombie has previously touted the original 1931 "Frankenstein" as his all-time favorite horror movie, he's got a different set of favorites on his list of the top five zombie flicks. In a posting on his MySpace page, Zombie revealed his fave movies about the walking dead, along with his reasons for their inclusion:

5. "Zombie Lake" - "This one is just really weird. Maybe not the best zombie movie, but for some reason I like it anyway."

4. "Dawn of the Dead" (1978 original) - "As a sequel, it's outstanding and a great political commentary on how people are zombified by their culture. Where else can you get a Zombie Mexican Biker Pie Fight?"

3. "I Walked With a Zombie" - "This one is classic, but a little unknown. They had a really different approach to the storytelling in this one, which I why I like it."

2. "Night of the Living Dead" - "This movie was simply groundbreaking for the black and white zombie genre. (Director) George Romero had people freaking out with the whole idea of zombies coming alive and eating people."

1. "White Zombie" - "Nothing like a little voodoo to make your woman love you more. Plus it's got Bela Lugosi."
OPETH, LAMB OF GOD Interviewed On METAL INJECTION: Video Available

Metal Injection, the Internet's only all metal video-on-demand service, has just launched its Gigantour channel and Roadrunner Records is fully represented. There is a new interview with Mikael and Peter of OPETH where they discuss touring with MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine and OVERKILL, the road vs. staying at home and the October 31 release of "Ghost Reveries" (Special Edition). In addition, there is an interview with LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe and a few classic videos from MEGADETH, including "Holy Wars" and "Symphony for Destruction".

To access Metal Injection, visit

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have lined up the followign U.K. dates in December:

Dec. 14 - Queens Hall – Nuneaton, UK
Dec. 15 - Rio - Bradford, UK
Dec. 16 - Potters Langley Mill - Nottinghamshire, UK
Dec. 17 - TBC (possibly Sawyers in Kettering)
LEAVES' EYES To Support KAMELOT On European Tour

LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull) — will support KAMELOT on a European tour beginning late March. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Mar. 31 - Cheltenham, UK @ ProgPower UK Festival

Holland's FaceCulture interviewed guitarist Kerry King of the legendary thrash metal band SLAYER just before their gig in Den Bosch, Holland. King spoke about the group's new album, "Christ Illusion", collecting and breeding snakes, the return of Dave Lombardo, METALLICA's "Master of Puppets" album, the "Some Kind of Monster" documentary, and the Big Four of thrash metal, among other topics. Watch the interview in three parts at this location.

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil's Las Vegas tattoo shop, Vince Neil Ink, is scheduled to open November 3. The 2,200-square-foot shop located at the Flamingo in the area where O'Shea's Irish pub is being replaced will be part of "a rock and roll vibe" in the space, Neil told the Las Vegas Review-Journal last June. Neil said he had planned a tattoo joint at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, but plans changed when Harrah's exec Don Marrandino moved to Las Vegas as president of Harrah's and the Flamingo. The rocker was on the phone with "Mark and Mercedes in the Morning" on Mix 94.1 in Vegas to discuss the shop and CRÜE's upcoming concert in the city. Download and listen to the interview at this location.

Century Media Records has posted a trailer for the ICED EARTH "Alive in Athens" DVD (cover) at this location.

THE HAUNTED's video for the song "The Flood" has been posted online at this location. The clip was directed by Roger Johansson (ARCH ENEMY, HAMMERFALL, SOILWORK) in Sweden. The track comes off the new THE HAUNTED album, "The Dead Eye", which comes out today via Century Media Records. A "making of" feature for the "The Flood" video can be viewed here. An e-card featuring two tracks from the CD — "The Medication" and "The Drowning" — can be accessed at this location.

A video clip of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich performing the DEEP PURPLE classic "Smoke on the Water" with Ian Gillan during the PURPLE frontman's solo gig on September 11 at Slim's in San Francisco has been posted online at this location.

A video clip of veteran Dutch thrashers DEAD HEAD performing the songs "The Festering / Unholy" live in concert has been posted online on the band's official MySpace page.


New York metal band, Dragonwind, have posted an update on their myspace page regarding their new album and the posting of 3 new songs on their myspace: "We have just completed the new Dragonwind full length, yet untitled. 3 songs are available now, definitely listen to them and let us know what you think!! this album will, and we mean WILL, be released on oak knoll productions sometime within the next few months. Keep checking back for show updates and other info as well." ------------- Southside Panic

A new band called Southside Panic has formed, comprised of former members of Endwell, Hulk Blood, Burning Cell and 4 in the Chamber. You can check out two of the band's demos here. ---------- mini news

Riders On The Storm, featuring original Doors members Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, plus The Cult frontman Ian Astbury, celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Doors, by playing: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium December 29, London Camden Roundhouse 30/31, Wolverhampton Civic Hall January 2, Manchester Apollo 3. --------------- The Buzzcocks are to hit the road, coinciding with the release of new single 'Reconciliation' on December 4. The dates are: Brighton Concert Hall November 27, St Albans Alban Arena 28, Bristol Anson Rooms 29, Manchester Academy December 1, London Kentish Town Forum 2, Northampton Deco 4, Leicester University 5, Gateshead Sage61 7, Glasgow ABC 8, Warwick Arts Centre 9. ------------- Roger Waters has announced a batch of UK shows for next year. The dates are Manchester Evening News Arena May 7, Birmingham NEC 8, London Earl's Court 11. Tickets go on sale from 9am on November 3. Waters is to perform two sets each night, one of which will feature the classic Pink Floyd album 'Dark Side Of The Moon' in its entirety. ------------ Black Label Society have cancelled their planned UK tour in March. This is due to American commitments. ------------

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Favourite bands:

Black Label Society - 1919 Eternal

I just got Shot To Hell the other week and was wondering where else to start with BLS, I'll take that as a recommendation...?

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Irish Doom titans MOURNING BELOVETH will headline A Night of Merry Darkness the D.O.D. Festival’s Christmas Party at the Voodoo Lounge, Dublin on Saturday, December 9.

The full line-up for A Night of Merry Darkness is:

Mourning Beloveth
Mass Extinction
For Ruin



Swedish art-noise collective CULT OF LUNA have released their video for "Back to Chapel Town", a track that features on their latest album out on Earache records "Somewhere Along the Highway". Filmed in Umea near where the band are from, the video took 5 days to make and is produced and directed by the band the video "Back To Chapel Town" is now finished and you can watch it here:

Look out for CULT OF LUNA on tour in Europe early 2007.



You can check out CHRIS CORNELL's new video for the song "You Know My Name," which is the theme for the upcoming James Bond movie Casino Royale, online here.


A video clip of MEGADETH performing the new track "Gears of War" during the band's short concert at the "Gears of War - Match Made In Hell" event on Tuesday (Oct. 31) at Six Flags New England (located in Springfield, Massachusetts) has been posted online at



Norwegian musician Cornelius Jakhelln (SOLEFALD, STURMGEIST) has issued the following update:

"It is a pleasure to write you on the eve of Borat's great movie film premiere — I for sure will not miss out on that one. I am now back in Berlin, where I try to recuperate after a long and sunny Norwegian summer (I know it sounds like a contradiction in terms, that a Norwegian summer could be long and sunny; global warning has finally come to Scandinavia, though. Check out the film 'An Inconvient Truth' for more infoganda: Over to the music updates:

"On October 16th, STURMGEIST's new album 'Über' was released worldwide through Season of Mist. Metal Hammer (UK) magazine's Malcolm Dome gave the album the score 8/10, stating that 'STURMGEIST deliver a cohesive, cogent performance. One reason is that each track showcases almost the complete breadth of the project's inventive, splayed sense of adventure. At times it is like listening to LORDI interpreted by DIMMU BORGIR, with the depraved guidance of Al Jourgensen and FINNTROLL. And some of the choruses sound like old German drinking songs.' The German magazine Rock Hard awarded the album a lousy 3/10, claiming that this 'wenig bis gar nicht beseelten Scheibe' would only fit in on dancefloors in the countryside. Not too bad, after all, as being Jäger-drunk in Redneck County definitely matches the STURMGEIST definition of 'party.'

"I have edited a STURMGEIST profile at MySpace , where you will find the songs 'Rock Me Amadeus', a cover of FALCO's classic from 1985, and 'Blood-Axe', along with 'Master Hunter' and 'Shock & Awe' from last year's 'Meister Mephisto' album.

"On November 13th, SOLEFALD's sixth studio album 'Black for Death: An Icelandic Odyssey Part 2' will see the light of day on Season of Mist. Concluding our Icelandic odyssey is something of a high for me, as we have been working on it since 2003. The album tells the story of an outlawed poet in medieval Iceland, Bragi, and how he strives for survival, revenge and sanity. More than being just plain Viking Metal, this album offers a psychological journey to the frontiers of life, told by Loki the Trickster:

"'Centuries have flowed down the cyclical drain of time since the events I am about to tell; kings born and queens gone, the chain of human lives grown in one end and withered away in the other. My skin is still tight like a drumskin, my mind unpredictable as ever, whereas all that remains of the protagonists you are about to know, is teeth and bones. Know me not by name, but by my colours: RED FOR FIRE + BLACK FOR DEATH. Sometimes I confess my evil actions, not because I really regret them, but because making a confession makes me feel good. Such is the case of the drama I once participated in, a fight for the QUEEN IN THE BAY OF SMOKE. I visited the hall of King Haukur, disguised as a warrior, and fell in love with his frost-white queen, Disa. I saw how little she loved her husband, and how fond she was of the king's poet, who was known sometimes as Bragi the Beautiful. The queen and the skald loved each other. I told Haukur about the unfaithfulness of his wife, and consequently, Bragi was outlawed at the Althing the following year. For seven years he strayed the land of ice, until he tried to jump into the fire of the volcano Hekla. Then, unexpectedly, the High One intervened, encouraging Bragi to live on and have justice done. When Bragi decided to return to Haukur's hall in Reykjavik, he was pulled into a stone and led to the SILVER DWARF, the king of the UNDERWORLD. The Silver Dwarf taught Bragi a lesson about pride and endurance, and thus fortified, the poet continued his NECRODYSSEY towards the Bay of Smoke. While walking he summoned his ancestors, the ALLFATHERS, resolved to fight for their legend and their honour. You can guess, mortal, that my fellow gods disapproved of my ploys, for while Bragi suffered in the cold, I went to the banquet in Ægir's hall, where the unforgettable LOKASENNA took place, the quarrel of the gods. LOKI TRICKSTER GOD was the cause of the fight, as he had had Bragi outlawed in Midgard. Loki's disrepute shall be SPOKEN TO THE END OF ALL. Now that you know my name, do not judge me too harshly; I still carry the scar that Bragi's sword left on my abdomen. When he came back to the hall of the king, Disa stood there waiting for him, with the thrall Jarður. As she embraced Bragi, and told him what had really happened, they were spotted by Haukur's guard. As soon as Haukur arrived, Bragi drove his sword into the king's right eye, in a fit of divine rage, then he buryed the same sword deeply into my stomach. Haukur died on the spot, Bragi was killed shortly after. Disa and Jarður managed to get away unnoticed, and escape with the ship they had waiting. They crossed the DARK WAVES DYING, fleeing from yet another LOKASENNA, finally landing on the shores of Norway. May you enjoy my story, and honour your SAGATELLER by living it, over and over again.'

"Talking of Loki the Trickster: The track 'Loki Trickster God' features a vocal guest appearance by ULVER's Trickster G., expressing the Norse jester's yearning for c.a.r.n.a.l. love.

"Today I completed a new SOLEFALD profile at MySpace that contains two tracks from the new album. I am sure the entire album is floating around in bit torrent space already, but by visiting our MySpace page you can listen to parts of it while actually retaining your status as a lawful citizen.

"Next year I will publish my first book in English through my own piccolissimo publishing house, Propagenia Press. Put simply, the book will be a subjective biography about SOLEFALD, containing all published and some unpublished lyrics, band photographs, as well as a few funny anecdotes and controversial statements on the State of the Me(n)tal Nation. In 2007 it will be ten years since our debut album, 'The Linear Scaffold', first appeared, thus I find it appropriate to recapitulate our saga of mindcrime and madness, poverty and poetry, in the form of a book. Designers Trine Paulsen and Kim Sølve will take care of the design."



Several MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY and SOULFLY video clips, recorded live at the Sydney, Australia stop of Gigantour 2006 on Sunday, October 22, have been posted online at



Israeli melodic doom/death metal band DISTORTED has posted a preview for its video for the song "Children of Fall" at



BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's "The Poison - Live At Brixton" DVD will be released in the U.S. on December 19 via Trustkill. The disc, which was issued in Europe this past Monday (Oct. 30), captures the band's sold-out show in front of over 4,000 people at London's legendary Brixton Academy on January 28, 2006 (filmed with over 15 cameras), along with over an hour of bonus material, including the band's videos so far, EPKs and documentaries edited to songs from both "The Poison" and the "Hand Of Blood" EP, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the band performing at the Download Festival and the Metal Hammer Awards in the U.K. this summer. There are also eight mini episodes, which form part of Bullet TV and were edited from footage shot by the band themselves over the last 12 months on the road. As well as all that, there are lyrics to all tracks performed at Brixton Academy, and a photo gallery from the show. The audio was mixed by the legendary Colin Richardson (producer of "The Poison") and mastered in both stereo and 5.1 by Ted Jensen (METALLICA). An e-card for "The Poison - Live At Brixton" has been made available at this location.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will be on the road in November and December on their final U.K. headline tour in support of "The Poison", finishing up at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The band will then enter the studio in January to begin recording its new album for a tentative June 2007 release.



French metallers HEAVENLY have posted their video for the song "Spill Blood on Fire" at this location



Brazilian "raw prog-metal" act STORMENTAL has posted a video for the song "Rising" on its official web site. The clip features live footage from the band's latest European tour. Check it out at



Revolver magazine (web site ) reports that most album art is inspired by the music on the disc, but KING DIAMOND inverted the process for his yet-untitled 12th studio record, which is scheduled for a spring release. When his band's distributor in Denmark stumbled across a painting called "My Mother's Eyes" while surfing the Net, he e-mail it to the MERCYFUL FATE frontman and prolific solo artist, who immediately bought it for his next CD cover. The more Diamond looked at the image of a battered blond girl with blood covering her white dress, holding out palms affixed with protruding eyeballs, the more it captivated and inspired him. "I can feel the energy of the front cover in all the songs we wrote, and it will definitely affect my lyrics," he promises.

Diamond wrote the song from December 2005 through this past February, then recorded the basic tracks in his basement. Now all that's left to add are the vocals, which he will complete in the upcoming weeks.

"It classes over anything I've ever done," Diamond beams. "The arrangements are more intricate, the production is better, and for the parts where there are violins, it sounds like we hired the Royal Philharmonic. As long as I don't fuck up the vocals, this should be our best record."

KING DIAMOND's follow-up to 2003's "The Puppet Master" will contain 13 tracks (including an intro), five of which were written by the band's guitarist, Andy La Rocque.

KING DIAMOND last year completed a U.S. tour with NILE, BEHEMOTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. A live CD, "Deadly Lullabyes Live", was issued in 2004.

KING DIAMOND current lineup:

King Diamond - Vocals
Andy La Rocque - Guitar
Mike Wead - Guitar
Hal Patino - Bass
Matt Thompson - Drums



Toronto-based black/doom metal band WOODS OF YPRES has posted a rough-mix version of a new track, entitled "The Northern Cold", on its MySpace page.


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The original Bad Brains line-up is working on a comeback album. It's being produced by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, and expected out next Spring.


Mourning Beloveth headline 'A Night Of Merry Darkness' at the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin on December 9. Also on the bill are Glyder, Mass Extinction, Coldwar, For Ruin and Runecaster.


Dutch melodic goth metalheads After Forever have signed to Nuclear Blast. Expect an album next Spring.


The Blood Brothers are to play Leeds Cockpit January 18, Nottingham Rock City 21, Birmingham Carling Academy II 23, Bristol Academy 24, Oxford Zodiac 26.


Strapping Young Lad are now officially on hiatus. The band will take a lengthy break, which may be months – or years.


The Wildhearts are to play a one-off show at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on December 21. Tickets go on sale from 10am on November 3.


The End are to release their new album in February.


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one of the founders of Sanctuary, has quit the music group
Rod Smallwood, one of the founders of Sanctuary, has quit the music group and is taking its first major band Iron Maiden with him. Smallwood, known as The Sheriff of Huddersfield, founded Sanctuary in 1976 along with Andy Taylor and signed up the heavy metal band three years later. Since then the band has sold more than 70m albums, released 14 studio albums and four compilations.

Although the line-up has changed the band still tours and records. Its latest album, A Matter of Life and Death, was released in August.

Sanctuary, which was forced into a massive financial restructuring and management clearout at the start of the year, said it retained the rights of this album in the US and would continue to act for Iron Maiden on merchandising and live tours.

Smallwood will take over the management of the band through his new private company.

Taylor, who first worked with Smallwood organising student events in the late 1960s, was forced out of the business in May.


Chinese Democracy

The new Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy, has received the seal of approval from former Skid Row man Sebastian Bach. And he knows a thing or two 'bout The Rock.

The long-awaited album, which must've been started back when Axl Rose looked like that, is out next month. Apparently. Bach heard the record from start to finish at Rose's mansion in Malibu.

"It's fucking epic," said Bach. "It was mind-blowing. It's a very cool album - it's badass with killer screams and killer guitar riffs, but it's got a totally modern sound.

"There's this one song called 'Sorry', that's almost like doom metal with Axl singing really clean over this grinding, slow beat that is fucking mean. I cannot get it out of my head."

The unofficial, not-yet-confirmed release date for Chinese Democracy is November 21.


Soil, Brand New Sin and Lennon
Soil, Brand New Sin and Lennon are teaming up for a UK/Irish tour. The tour dates are as follows:

January 10 - Bristol Bierkeller
January 11 - Exeter Lemon Grove
January 12 - Bradford Rio's
January 13 - Milton Keynes Pitz
January 14 - Norwich Waterfront
January 16 - Glasgow Cathouse
January 17 - Belfast Spring & Airbrake
January 18 - Dublin Voodoo Lounge
January 19 - Liverpool Academy II
January 20 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
January 22 - Nottingham Rock City
January 23 - Manchester Academy II
January 24 - London Mean Fiddler
January 25 - Sheffield Corporation


Ghost of a Fallen Age

Tragic Hero Records have signed yet another band this month, Lynchubrg, VA's Ghost of a Fallen Age. The band, which features former members of Winter Solstice and Everything Falls Together, will be releasing their debut EP, Rumors of the Secret War, in February 2007 and should be touring nationwide following its release.

You can check out a few songs from the EP at the band's MySpace page.


Massachusetts metal act BURN IN SILENCE has unveiled the first video from the band's Prosthetic Records debut, 'Angel Maker.' Filmed in July with director Mike Wildt in Costa Mesa, Calif., the clip features a horror movie-inspired storyline along with performance footage of the album's lead track, "Lines From An Epitaph." The video can be viewed at the Prosthetic Records YouTube page, and details about the television video outlets debut will be available soon.

BRAND NEW SIN is currently in the middle of a massive Jagermeister-sponsored tour with MUSHROOMHEAD, SOIL and THE AUTUMN OFFERING in support of its highly acclaimed new album "Tequila". The group recently shot a video for the new track "Motormeth" in its hometown of Syracuse in front of over 2,000 rabid fans. The clip is now available exclusively on the Century Media YouTube page. BRAND NEW SIN has also scheduled a hometown "record release show" at The Country Club in Syracuse on Nov. 24.
SHADOWS FALL, LAMB OF GOD, SOIL Among 'Best Metal Videos Of 2006': Vote Now
"Headbanger's Ball" and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the "Best Metal Videos of 2006"! Vote for you favorite clip, and watch the results on a special year-end edition of "Headbanger's Ball" in December.

To vote for your favorite video, go to this location and click on "VOTE". You can vote as many times as you want.
DISTURBED Walks Line Between Politics And Entertainment
Launch Radio Networks reports: With a major U.S. election just days away and world events changing almost at an hourly pace, DISTURBED has struck a chord with its latest single, a cover of the 1986 GENESIS hit, "Land Of Confusion". But frontman David Draiman told Launch that it's challenging sometimes to know when to speak out on issues to an audience and when to just entertain them. "When you speak to people, all you can do is speak from your heart," he said. "And there's certain things that will detract from the energy of a concert experience, that you don't want to speak about in that forum, and there are certain things that will help energize a concert experience, that can certainly be tied to political issues."

U.K.-based ragga-metal band SKINDRED will embark on a full U.K. tour in the month of December. New York City-based DUB TRIO, who recently toured with GNARLS BARKLEY and PEEPING TOM, will serve as support for the December run. Confirmed dates are listed below.

Nov. 11 - Newbury - Newbury Race Track
Nov. 17 - Gloucester - Gloucester Guildhall
Nov. 19 - York - York Fibbers
Dec. 01 - Sheffield - Sheffield Corporation (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 02 - Newcastle - Newcastle Academy (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 04 - London - Mean Fiddler (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 05 - Bristol - Bristol Academy (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 06 - Leicester - Leicester Square (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 07 - Bridgewater - Bridgewater Palace (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 08 - Wirral - Wirral Hotel California (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 09 - Glasgow - Glasgow ABC (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 10 - Edinburgh - Edinburgh Studio 24 (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 11 - Aberdeen - Aberdeen Tunnels (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 12 - Wolverhampton - Wulfren Hall (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 13 - Liverpool - Liverpool Academy (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 14 - Oxford - Oxford Zodiac (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 15 - Exeter - Exeter Phoenix (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 16 - Colchester - Colchester Twist (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 17 - Wrexham - Wrexham Central (w/ DUB TRIO)
Dec. 19 - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
Dec. 20 - Brighton - Brighton Concore 2
Dec. 21 - Newport - Newport TJs
Dec. 22 - Narberth - Narberth Queens

This tour is expected to be the SKINDRED's last before they head to the U.S. to record the long-awaited follow up to their debut album, "Babylon".
Finnish death metallers SCENT OF FLESH have posted a new song, entitled "One Holy Truth", at this location. The track is expected to appear on the band's upcoming third full-length album, tentatively due in 2007.
RISE TO ADDICTION To Support EVERGREY In U.K.British rockers RISE TO ADDICTION, who feature in their ranks former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar) and Steve Wray (guitar), will support Sweden's EVERGREY on the following dates:

Nov. 07 - JB's - Dudley, UK
Nov. 08 – Soundhouse - Bolton, UK

Australia's SILVERCHAIR has announced that its highly anticipated new album will be called "Young Modern". All songs for the disc are now fully recorded but the band is waiting for their mixer of choice to finish another album so he can begin work with them. At this stage that's scheduled for January so a spring release looks very likely.

SILVERCHAIR has sold over six million albums worldwide and enjoyed more top 40 singles in the last decade than any other Australian band. Their most recent CD — 2002's "Diorama" — was their most acclaimed and their highest seller in Australia to date. Following their sold-out "Across The Night Tour" in 2003, SILVERCHAIR took an extended break and worked on other projects before coming together again in 2005 for the Waveaid tsunami benefit concert in Sydney.
WITHIN Y, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring former GARDENIAN drummer Thim Blom, has uploaded a performance video of the song "Beautiful Violence", recorded in September 2006 when the group opened for NEVERMORE in Gothenburg, Sweden. Watch it at
IN FLAMES Schedules Signing Session In London
Sweden's IN FLAMES will be taking part in a signing session at the VANS shop on Carnaby Street in London, England on November 20 between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. In addition, Nuclear Blast Records and ESP Guitars are arranging a competition where one lucky winner will walk away with a brand new ESP guitar.

For more info on the competition, visit

As previously reported, IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad has undisclosed "issues to deal with" and is "taking a break" from the group's current touring activities. However, fans are being assured that Jesper "will be back." The rest of the band will complete the forthcoming tours and no dates will be cancelled.

IN FLAMES' latest album, "Come Clarity", has sold more than 100,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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THE HAUNTED Frontman: 'Being 20 Something Was The Stupidest Time Of My Life'

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his MySpace page:

"Imagine sitting in a damp basement filled with the stink of mold, cigarette smoke, shitty lights, black or dark red walls, sticky floors and an atmosphere of slight stress and marijuana dazed indifference. Yea, it's clubland!

"Ere we go again. It's the world and even though I got a nasty cold today I realize I like this in some sick way. OK, it ain't too comfortable I'll admit. But it's where I work. Underworld, London... The first time I played here I was still just a kid. The band we were supporting was this band called KYUSS. We could just barely afford a meal a day, so we'd sneak sandwiches from their catering and try to look innocent. Everone was stoned and drunk pretty much all the time.

"Right then I was on some kind of 'holier than thou' trip, trying to prove to myself that I was stronger than everyone else. I was really just a self-righteous little prick with little else than hate to communicate. Still I almost saw every one of those shows awed by the abandon with which KYUSS set about their music. Possessed. I was so blown away, how did they do it? How could they just get up their oblivious to everything but the music they were playing? I never understood it until I gave up trying so goddamned hard.

"I could never understand where the hell MARY BEATS JANE was taking me. It was music I didn't know. The places we played were dinges I never even knew existed. Tiny basement clubs, squats and random bars/discos. An entire world that smelled of fungus, stale smoke, piss and bleach. A world where at three in the afternoon it felt like a funeral parlor, dead cold and desolate, but at 11 at night it was the epicentre of pumping bass drunk abnter and loud voices, dancing bodies and sweaty faces. This was so far away from the silent hills of my childhood. There was no one there to tell you what to do or not, chicks were pretty but not innocent, drugs were free or cheap as long as you were ON stage, and every one around me started acting as I was their friend. Yeah, you get the picture, Alice's Wonderland come true.

"The biggest difference from the AcidHouse/Techno scene I'd engorged myself in back in Gothenburg early '92, besides the drugs, was the undertone of violence and the lack of smiles. I can still miss that, no matter how superficial it was — the acid and E-heads fucking smiled and laughed more than punkrockers and metalheads. But rock did involve more casual sex with no strings attached.

"There was a young woman from Basqiua in Spain, who had her apartment/loft/studio two floors down from the illegal afterhours club I worked at who would always offer her couch or her bed depending on which mood she was in. I was never in love with her per se, but I sure felt love for her. She was so cool, so strong and she made feel like I actually mattered. She'd done a stretch in jail for drug trafficking so I figured she was someone I could trust. It seemed to me she'd put all the traditional taboos of relationships and sexual boundaries behind her and hanging out at her place was my secret haven and it gave me access to the small heart of what turned into the fullblown rave cirkus in the two years that were to follow.

"I hooked up with a couple of DJs and did spoken word through their set acting as their MC, and I'd supply them with records by early CAN, KRAFTWERK and JELLO BIAFRA. William S Burroughs, Timothy Leary and Terrence McKenna spoken-word records mixed with URBAN GUERILLA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, APHEX TWINS and and whitelabels by Mixmaster Morris, Laurent Garnier and anything that we found by the Warp collective. The paralell universe for me was one of amphetamine, hasch, moonshine and beer. The GANG GREEN, SLAYER, MC5, STOOGES, BLACK SABBATH and CAPTAIN BEEFHEART records as a backdrop for a bunch of easy-going self-loathing kids with a working-class or lower middle-class background with some kind of work ethic I could never identify with. If it was the drugs or my upbringing, I don't know. But I found something in mixtapes one of my friends started giving me. Bands like 108, ICEBURN, LEEWAY, SICK OF IT ALL, GORILLA BISCUITS, and FUGAZI. We'd hang out 24/7, sleep anywhere that was offered, go to rehearsals with MARY BEATS JANE, get smashed on moonshine, go to a acid jazz afterhoursclub, smoke haschish, drink more, do a couple of lines, dance until dawn, head out for breakfast end up sleeping in a park or with someone who felt the need for closeness, eat all their food and head for one of the clubs I worked at or some show. One of our ways of getting free food was making bets. Come up with the most disgusting combination of ingredients we found on the menu and bet someone who looked enough of a mark to actually fall for it. Mostly we didn't spend much money on food. My pal put his money on 7-inch singles, I put mine on god knows what? Mostly drugs, I think...

"Being 20 something was the stupidest time of my life. I don't regret it though. Because like every other thing I've done I ended up learning something..."
The members of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS were interviewed by Doug Troxell on October 21, 2006 at McLaren Park in San Francisco prior to their departure for their European tour. Interviewed were: Geoff Thorpe, Larry Howe, James Rivera, Thaen Rasmussen, and Stephen Goodwin. Watch the interview at
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Van Halen have a new bassist. He’s Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie, who replaces Michael Anthony. What happens next with the band remains to be seen. There are rumours of a planned re-union next year with original frontman David Lee Roth.

Brown Brigade, featuring former Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh, have signed to Aquarius Records. Expect their debut album to be released next year.
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is to star in new horror movie ‘Job’. This is said to be about a religious serial killer. Davis makes is movie debut in ‘Syn-Jin Smith’, which will open soon.

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Unique Leader Records has announced the signing of THE ORDHER from Brazil featuring members from past Brazilian heavyweights NEPHASTH and REBAELLION. Memorable guitar riffing, furious precise drum attack with aggressive vocals, THE ORDHER is bound to be one of Brazil's future dominators in extreme metal. They are scheduled to record in the spring of 2007 for a summer 2007 release. Check out an advanced recording of the song "Rise" online here.

PHANTOM COMMUNIQUE, a new band featuring Jasan Stepp and Brian White of DOG FASHION DISCO, have posted a pre-production version of a new song entitled "Coping Mechanism" online here.

The following are excerpts from an interview The Gauntlet recently conducted with CRYPTOPSY vocalist Lord Worm:

The Gauntlet: I've read some comments people made: they would hear 'Once Was Not' and think you had "lost it," and then see CRYPTOPSY on tour and realize you were just as good as you have ever been.

Lord Worm: Things have changed. I don't know if it's due to age; it's certainly not maturity, that's for sure. I guess anything over time will evolve of its own accord without the onset of maturity or advanced years. Things change over time because they must: better, worse, or just sideways. So, whether its vocal stylings, voice patterns, sound, range, presence, whatever…
And the whole 'Once Was Not' thing, though, wasn't my idea. I was basically hired to do it 'that way,' so I did it 'that way,' because I was getting paid.

The Gauntlet: At the beginning?

Lord Worm: Sure. I was at first just called back to do lyrics, but with lyrics come vocals. If I can get my throat back to do vocals for an album, I might as well get the chops back performing live. When our much-missed guitarist, Jon Levasseur, left, one of his parting gifts was the idea of doing a 'None So Vile' tour that had never really been done before, which was a good way to get the old chops back. A lot of things fell neatly into place, bit by bit, without any real intention. They just happened well, as it were.
So, now I'm back, now we're writing new material. I'm not faced with pre-written material, as I was when I came back in '03. I was handed an instrumental CD with all the songs the way they would appear on the album, in that order, just without voice. That was my homework: "Here, give it lyrics and voice."

The Gauntlet: So how do you think that will change the next album?

Lord Worm: You get a lot of the old, frenetic flavor on newer material. The changes that have marked it were partly on purpose, realizing as I do that Mike DiSalvo has a huge fanbase as well. It is incumbent upon me not to ignore them or to denigrate their appreciation, and so I basically had to warp my delivery into being partly DiSalvo-esque, and partly 'old' Worm, and get the two together into a cohesive whole if at all possible. Hence, 'Once Was Not.' This newer material, though it will fall in that vein, will typically have the darker, more psychotic flavor that made 'None So Vile' so popular.

The Gauntlet: So, you mentioned that when you were first came in that you were expected to write in a certain way or perform in a certain way?

Lord Worm: When they called me back in late '03, there was a preconceived notion as to how the album would or should be. And, whoever the vocalist would be on that album should conform to the norm set by these restrictions. That it would be a concept album, the songs would follow each other in a linear fashion. And, as much as possible, CRYPTOPSY was trying to escalate to the next level of acceptability while still remaining as extreme as possible. So, do away overt blasphemy, foul language, or naughty bits. So, no more "chewing on anus," for example.

The Gauntlet: Ah, yes, I remember that.

Lord Worm: Great! So, alright, and the concept album, 'Oh, by the way, the name of the album is 'Once Was Not,' that's the concept, have fun.' Well, now I've got homework cut out for me. Now all I've got to do is find something that once was not, now is, expand upon it, over nine songs, in a linear fashion.

The Gauntlet: Do you think that in the next album there will be those naughty bits and overt blasphemy?

Lord Worm: Oh, they're already there. Oh, yes, I'm back. No more homework. So, I'm going to piss a lot of people off. It's just the way it is.

The Gauntlet: Well, I know interviewers have specific questions—is there anything you’d like to say, or have your audience know?

Lord Worm: Not at this point, really. Just watch for roughly this time next year, roughly October of '07 for a saturation in the marker of CRYPTOPSY releases. We've got a pile of things to unleash on the world this time next year.

The Gauntlet: New material?

Lord Worm: Acres.

The Gauntlet: Does that mean more than one album?

Lord Worm: How about a double? And a double DVD, with scads of extras. Including the never-seen video of, I believe it was 'Serial Messiah,' filmed back in '92, so it includes Jon Levasseur and Steve Thibault. Filmed in I think Super-8. Never been transferred.

The Gauntlet: Do you have name for that upcoming release?

Lord Worm: DVD? No, but it'll be double. And, the album, if everything goes the way we think…remember when GUNS N' ROSES released parts one and two of sort of the same album, just different shades of color for the cover? Same idea: 'The Book of Suffering: Books One and Two.'

The Gauntlet: Good title.

Lord Worm: Can do a lot with it. So it's its own concept album, if you will, but it doesn't have to be linear. Everything fits in together. Every song so far, lyrically, because I write separately, every song has a double meaning. Both meanings have to do with suffering. There's the meaning that you'll get from what you read, and it'll be nebulous, and then there'll be the understated one that people might not get. And those are a lot worse. Songs and then the disguised songs.

You can read the rest of the interview online here. ----------

"Yes, CLITEATER shot his first official video on friday octobere 27th! It's was very fun and brutal to do! The video is shot for the number 'Cock & Love.' We wanna Thank Maurice of Lowelifemedia for making this happen and of course the six most brutal woman in the universe who've helped us out to make it the most sexy and bloody musick video ever shot on film!! Watch out the site for the result!! For those who can't wait check some pics here!!!"

You can check out a new SLEEP TERROR song entitled "Prodromal Nocturia" over at their official MySpace page.
Blastonbury 2007

The organizers of Blastonbury 2007, a festival set to take place in the UK next year, have posted the following initial details:

"So we are a brand new extreme metal festival in the UK, we haven't 100% decided on where this event will take place. We are trying to aim for the middle of the country, so people from Scotland/Wales will hopefully travel, rather than sticking it in London. The date will be 21st of July 2007. Depending on the amount of bands we confirm for this festival, will depend on wheter we add another date.

We are confirming bands as I type this crap, hopefully we can put together a great package of European/Touring bands which people will want to see.

We are thinking about maybe seeing if it possible to lay on coaches to the event so people cant complain about having to sort travelling arrangements/finding a driver/buying train tickets etc. But this is still in the very early planning stages. If anyone reading this is maybe able to help out, please get intouch through this page, or email us on:"

Confirmed bands so far include MAGRUDERGRIND, YACOEPSAE, SUPPOSITORY, CLITEATER, HYMEN HOLOCAUST, GORED, and more. Check out the festival's MySpace page for more information.
Grindethic Records will be having their Anti-Christmas Bash

On December 29th, Grindethic Records will be having their Anti-Christmas Bash at the Purpe Turtle in London, UK. Bands performing include SCREAMIN' DAEMON, AMPUTATED, BEEF CONSPIRACY, FLESHROT, and more. You can check out a flier for the event here.

You can check out an untitled new song from San Antonio's ERZEBET over at their official MySpace page. --------------

Welsh based Ragga-Metal band SKINDRED will be embarking on a full UK tour in the month of December. New York City based DUB TRIO, who have recently toured with GNARLS BARKLEY and Mike Patton's PEEPING TOM will serve as support for the December run. The tour is expected to be the SKINDRED's last before they head to the US to record the long awaited follow up to their debut album "Babylon." You can check out the dates here. ---------------- ISIS
A nine-minute video clip of ISIS rehearsing for their recent opening slot on the TOOL tour has been posted online at (courtesy of FPE-TV). ------------- Hip-Hop Tribute To DEF LEPPARD erm..
Tribute Sounds has just released "Hip-Hop Tribute To Def Leppard", a collection of hip-hop covers of some of DEF LEPPARD's biggest hits. The complete track listing is as follows:

01. Rock of Ages
02. Pour Some Sugar on Me
03. Mysteria
04. Armageddon It
05. Rocket
06. Photograph
07. Animal
08. Bringin' on the Heartbreak
09. Let's Get Rocked
10. Women

Check out audio samples at this location. The cover art is available here. ------------ 40 BELOW SUMMER Covers GUNS N' ROSES: Video Available
A video clip of 40 BELOW SUMMER performing a cover of GUNS N' ROSES' "It's So Easy" on Saturday, November 4 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ has been posted online at ---------- MUSHROOMHEAD
A 20-minute audio interview with MUSHROOMHEAD drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton, conducted recently by VM Underground, has been posted online at this location. ----------- ALICE

A bunch of fan-filmed video clips of ALICE IN CHAINS' headlining performance at the Nokia Theater in New York City on November 1 have been posted online at Cheech and Chong Dot Com.
------------ LUNARMILE

LUNARMILE, the British band featuring frontwoman Toni-Marie Iommi (daughter of BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi) and bassist Alex Hill (son of JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill), has uploaded a new demo song, entitled "Rock Bottom", to its MySpace page.
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Australia's ROSE TATTOO has announced the final details of its upcoming European tour after the first part of the trek had to be postponed. The schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Mar. 04 - UK - London Scala
Mar. 06 - UK - Wolverhampton Civic Hall *
Mar. 07 - UK - Nottingham Rock City *
Mar. 08 - UK - Cardiff Coal Exchange *

* with SAXON and MASTERPLAN ------------- THE HAUNTED Launches YouTube Video Channel

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have launched their own YouTube video channel at this location. ---------- BLOODSTOCK

The U.K.'s premier metal music festival (after damnation ;) Bloodstock has just launched its all-new web site with an appeal for unsigned bands to make contact. After six years of creating the largest genre-driven indoor and outdoor festivals, the Derby-based enterprise has turned its attention to expansion.

Known as the festival organized "for fans by fans," Bloodstock is delivering that motto in several ways. Their new site is appealing for any unsigned acts to make contact with slots at the 2007 festivals up for grabs.

In addition to the usual lineup of international headliners appearing on the main stage, Bloodstock Open Air 2007 will feature three unsigned stages. The bands will be playing to thousands of festival attendees as well as major music industry players. Interested artists should click on and go the "Unsigned" area.

With an ever-increasing Internet presence, the new site is already attracting a phenomenal response from both the industry and public. Forums, blogs, band news, picture galleries, competitions and an amazing music video feature are all generating just the sort of profile that emerging acts will benefit from. -------------

French black metal band ORAKLE has uploaded a symphonic remake of its song "Gnose" at this location. The track, which originally appeared on the band's 2005 debut, "Uni aux cimes", was arranged and performed by Achernar (voices, bass and synths) with the kind participation of the French soprano singer Lisa Levy.

Recent Roadrunner signees DAATH (pronounced like "goth," but with a "D") are the special guests on this week's episode. They sit in on the whole show, picking out some favourite tunes and giving information on their tour plans and release of their upcoming album. Check it out at

Video footage of M.A.N performing at the Linköping Metal Massacre on October 28, 2006 has been posted online at Check it out:

"Roots Bloody Roots" (SEPULTURA cover): Video
"Last Injection": Video


In a recent interview with Canada's Exclaim! magazine, OASIS' Noel Gallagher makes several mentions of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, who is said to be a big OASIS fan and a longtime friend of the band. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:

Exclaim!: What's the meanest thing ever said to you before, during or after a gig?

Noel: During? I don't fookin' listen to what any of those idiots have got to say during a gig. But Lars Ulrich came to see us one night — we tune our own guitars up because we're still capable of doing that — and he was like, [adopts perfect Ulrich accent] "F-Fuck, you know, you know you guys should really fuckin' get one of your fuckin' road crew to tune your guitars. The fuckin' spaces in between the songs are too long." And it's just like, "Look man, I don't know if anyone's ever pointed this out to you before, but you're the fookin' drummer in METALLICA. Now you fookin' get on with that and leave the rest of it to us."

Exclaim!: What are your feelings on piracy, Internet or otherwise?

Noel: See, I like pirates. That'd be a good occupation, wouldn't it? I'd like to have been a pirate, if I wasn't a rock star. Some might say pirates are earlier day rock stars. Of course, on the sea. Fook Internet piracy. How boring's that? I just don't think I have an opinion on that. We'll leave that to Lars Ulrich. Make an arse of yourself. Hey, if it's out there for free and you can find it, then good for you. To be quite honest, between me and you, can I say this off the record? I've got enough money. I don't need any more. Lars Ulrich has got enough money. He don't need anymore. Keith Richards or Paul McCartney have got more money than sense — look at the way they dress. It's blatantly evident. We're well paid, us successful people.

Exclaim!: What has been your strangest celebrity encounter?

Noel: Well, I'm one of the rare breed of rock'n'rollers who I actually does my own shopping. You can catch me at various supermarkets round the west end, buyin' various household appliances and bits of food, stuff like that. So I kind of mix quite well with the general public, and I don't mind rubbing shoulders with the mere mortals in the street. I don't consider myself to be a celebrity. It doesn't freak me out going to buy a pint of milk. Not like Elton John or Robbie Williams — I don't lock myself way from society and then claim that people don't understand me. But, have you met Lars Ulrich? Although he's a fookin' geezer and I do love him, he's a strange character. A strange, strange man. I met William Shatner once, in a lift. He got in a lift we were in and we actually did resist the urge as he pushed the button to his floor, to say, you know what I'm gonna say, don't you? I don't need to say it. But we all burst out laughing because we all wanted to say it. You know he's a midget, and he was kind of looking at us and said, [Adopting a Shatner accent] "Are you in some kind of band?" Well, what? What does that fookin' mean? We're in a band. And then he went, "You look like THE DOORS." Which one of us exactly?! Who looks like fookin' Jim Morrison? D'ya know what I mean? "I'm not being Ray Manzarek," that's what I said. "Fook that! And I'm certainly not being Robby fookin' Krieger!"

Read the entire interview at


EVANESCENCE performed a headlining concert at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona on October 27 in support of its latest release, "The Open Door". Watch fan-filmed highlight clips from

KAPUDA, the Portland, OR-based project featuring BODYBAG drummer Jimmy Littlefield on vocals, has posted two new tracks on its MySpace page from its upcoming CD, "Global Warning". Check out the songs "Not Our War" and "I End" at this location

Peter Atkinson of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with Glenn Danzig. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

KNAC.COM: I keep hearing stuff about you retiring, or at least really scaling things back. Obviously that's not the case at the moment.

Danzig: I probably won't do much, if any touring, after this. I know I've said that before, but I've really cut it back the last couple years and I can see a time where I just don't do it at all. I really just don't like to tour. I love performing, but I've been doing this for so long that all of the traveling and everything else that goes into doing a tour is not something I enjoy. It really does wear you down, especially when you're as involved in as many aspects of a tour as I usually am.

The Blackest tour that's coming up should be OK because, for one thing, it's real short, 10 shows in two weeks, and some of them are near enough to where I live that I can come home at night after the show. If I could do that all the time, I'd tour forever, but that's just not possible.

KNAC.COM: Will you at least try to put together an East Coast leg of the Blackest tour?

Danzig: I don't really know. Since everyone else in DANZIG now lives on the East Coast, and that's where I'm from, it would make sense. But Johnny and Kenny will be touring with TYPE O NEGATIVE, probably for the next year, and I don't really want to have to put together a whole new band again just to do a few shows. We might do a show in New York or somewhere near there around Christmas because I'll be coming to New Jersey to visit my mother then. But that might be it.

KNAC.COM: But you'll continue to make music?

Danzig: Definitely. I don't think I could stop doing that if I wanted to. But before I start on anything new, I've got all this other stuff to put out. The second "Black Aria" just came out and in a couple months there'll be "The Lost Tracks of Danzig", which is a double album of unreleased DANZIG tracks that does back to the beginning of the band, so I'm pretty excited about that.

It was cool getting all that material together and revisiting all those songs. There's some really cool stuff on there, some of the most evil shit I've done (laughs) that I think the fans will really dig. It was like putting a puzzle back together, because some of the stuff hadn't been properly mixed and some of the songs needed parts rerecorded here and there.

And there was one song, an acoustic version of "Come To Silver" from "Danzig 5" ["blackacidevil"] that I had written originally for Johnny Cash, where the vocal track was missing. When we went back in to mix it, we found out that the vocals had been wiped out by the old engineer. So I obviously had to do the vocals over.

KNAC.COM: You're probably sick of talking about this, but has "the punch" video that was all over the Internet for a while had any impact, for better or for worse, on you professionally?

Danzig: No. What would have is if I had hit back. There's always some asshole who wants to provoke you into doing something they can sue you for, and I'm not gonna let that happen.

I know they (the NORTH SIDE KINGS) milked it (the video) for all they could. But that was two years ago. I don't know how much good it ended up doing for them. Are they even still around? The only people who keep bringing it up are you people (music hacks). And, yes, I am sick of talking about it. But the people who have always liked me probably still like me, the people who hate me probably still hate me. It didn't change anything.

Read the entire interview at KNAC.COM.

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins was a guest on "Tom Green Live" on October 30. In this hour-long episode Henry mentions that he "may never do music again." Watch the show online at this location.
EVANESCENCE  2 recently conducted an interview with EVANESCENCE guitarist Terry Balsamo. A few excerpts from the chat follow: You've been through a lot in the past year. How is your recovery going?

Terry: Yeah, I still have paralysis in my left arm and hand. I'm like at enough where I can get by on tour. Basically this tour is like therapy right now for me. I'm hoping it will get better, you know. You are so young to have something like a stroke happen to you. Do they doctors know what caused it?

Terry: When I went in the hospital, my whole left side was paralyzed. All of my vitals were fine, my blood pressure and cholesterol and all that crap. So they had no idea what was going on. They had to do an MRI. When they did the MRI, the doctor came back in the room and he was like, "Have you ever had any neck injuries like from a car accident or anything?" And I was like, "No." Then we were like, "Other than banging his head all day and every night for an hour and a half." I've always had weird thing in my neck doing that, but I never would have thought it would have given me a stroke. They think the headbanging is really what caused your stroke?

Terry: Yeah, they actually saw the clot in my artery in my neck. Through this all, it sounds like Amy Lee found a kindred spirit in you. When you started writing together, did you know immediately that the songwriting would flow so well?

Terry: When we started writing, we had no idea. When I started filling in, I was still in the group COLD. We were together touring and COLD was opening up for EVANESCENCE. Basically I came out after Ben (Moody) left and they asked if I'd fill in. I didn't plan on leaving COLD because I was still attached to the guys. We're all from the same city and we grew up together and all that kind of shit. When I came out, things were kind of bad in COLD. It wasn't too terrible, it's just things weren't going good. And obviously, things weren't going good with her and Ben. So when I came out, I kind of like brought this vibe of, "Let's have fun and forget all the bullshit that a lot of us have been through and all that crap." We really got along very well. Musically and influence-wise, we definitely had a lot of the same connections of stuff that she liked and I liked. We just basically got along really well together. What kind of musical influences do you and Amy share?

Terry: Well, that was another cool thing. I turned her on to a lot of stuff like PANTERA and that kind of shit. She turned me on to classical stuff and BJORK. So we threw it all together and made a record! Is there a certain process that you and Amy use in approaching songwriting together?

Terry: From the very first song on the record that we wrote, which was a song called "Snow White Queen", she basically sent me some kind of loops, drum beats, plus some melodies she had and some keyboard stuff over it. She was like, "If you can come up with anything…" Right after that, I came up with the chorus and all that. Every song was a little different. Some songs we would start with a bass line or a guitar line or a vocal line even, and then just kind of go from there. There was never any set way of doing anything. With the huge success of "Fallen", was the band intimidated by the idea of trying to write another batch of hit songs?

Terry: No. The pressure really never ever got to us because we had fun the entire time. It was kind of like, "It's either going to happen or it's not." We could do a fucking "Back In Black" record and it could bomb. You never know how it's going to work. It never really got to us. I think if anything, all those feelings just kind of fueled us in wanting to prove everybody wrong. In your thank-you notes on the new CD, you mention Dimebag Darrell. Did he have a big influence on your playing?

Terry: When PANTERA came out, I must have been like I guess 16 years old or something like that. When I saw them live, that was a night probably in my life where I was like, "I don't know if this is something I really want to keep doing or what the fuck I'm gonna do." But when I saw them live, it was like, "This is what I want to do forever."

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Video footage of ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA members Lukas Rossi and Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) performing a short acoustic set during Mix 94.1's Bite of Las Vegas Food and Music Festival at Desert Breeze Park on October 21, 2006 has been posted online at Check it out:

"It's On" (video)
"Headspin" (video)

A 15-minute audio interview with TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, conducted recently by VM Underground, has been posted online at this location. Snider talks about his radio show, his desire to make more films and TWISTED SISTER's recently released "A Twisted Christmas" album. Dee also confirms that there will be more live TS performances in 2007 and beyond, despite his previous announcement that 2006 would be the group's final year as a performing band.


A video clip of former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach performing a new song during his band's October 29, 2006 performance in San Juan, Puerto Rico as the opening act for GUNS N' ROSES has been posted online at Additional video clips from Bach's San Juan performance can be found at this location.

A five-minute video interview with LACUNA COIL guitarist Cristiano Migliore, conducted late October by the Finnish magazine Katso during the band's visit to Helsinki, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media).
The Haunted frontman has his daily column:

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his MySpace page:

"I am slightly confused here. What is hard to grasp with the idea of an anarchist society? A social structure built on responsible individual action based in free will rather than that of the obligatory choiceless form of structure that we live in today...

"What is it we have to give up? It seems that is what frightens most when the discussion arises. Would it not be appropriate to ask the opposite? What can we gain? I mean, we are after all human beings, desire in its many forms are among the strongest instincts we have.

"The gains such a structure offers are indeed plentiful, though mostly on a non-financially quantifiable scale. It goes without saying that for an anarchist society to function it would have to be non monetary. This statement I understand is enough to make many cringe and twist, but I think one needs first understand what a non-monetary society is.

"A non-monetary society acknowledges the fact every human being has the right to food, water, housing, plumbing, transportation, education, work, play, and exploration. A very well grafted model is described in Ursula K LeGuin's novel 'The Dispossessed'. Of course critics of this type reasoning will point out that it is a science-fiction novel, but so was Jules Vernes' 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea', 'Robur the Conqueror' and 'From the Earth to the Moon'. His works were considered outlandish in his day, but many of his ideas have actaully become things we take for granted around the globe a century years later...

"So how would a society like that function? Not very different from how we live now, and at the same time extremely different. On the small scale there is the individual in context to social constructions like families and the closer community, work, games, learning and teaching. How each community shall structure itself the responsibilty of the individuals involved. Accepting the equality and responsibility of the self and each other individual a mutual necessity for existance. Participation in accordance with individual capacity and desire. If one individual would not be able function in the community he or she would find him/herself most likely he or she would be denounced from it one way or the other. The failure to find a function for an individual in accordance to his/her needs/desires would be an equal responsibility to all in the community and therefore a priority to avoid through education, sharing, and emotional as well as a material in its nature.

"On a greater scale, there is the individual and the community in context to infra structure and other communities and individuals. Matters like transportation, production of food, textiles, electricity, fuel, communication and leisure would be of an even greater importance than it is today simply for the reason each individual would have to acknowledge the fact that he/she are dependent of other individuals in order to continue living comfortably. A wellfunctioning administration and education would be a common responsibility and ambition, since the quality of everyday life for both individual and community would be dependent on it.

"In simple words — a society not very different from the one we live in now, but without the overhanging threat for the individual of being cut out from participation for lack of material possessions, monetary quantifiable capacity or birth given social positioning. The only thing that would alienate an individual from a community would be abusing the common rights of other individuals in it.

"Regarding crime in traditional society, I personally don't believe it to be pathological in its nature, exept in very few cases. More likely it is a disfunctional pattern of social interaction learned and adapted to as survival strategies, passed on from one generation to the next. Crime itself is not evil, I believe it is a symptom, of lack of knowledge and/or social and emotional functions. Of course this does not take away the pain for someone who is robbed, shot, beat or abused. But it does explain the reason for why it happens, and can help us in any emotional healing process in the wake of crime. The question about crime still remains though; Is it morally justifiable to privatize prisons and correctional institutions?

"So would it be a crimeless society? Technically yes, since it would be a lawless society. But it would certainly not be free from individuals violating the rights of other individuals, though a violator would most likely not feel remotely as safe as one can conjure up illusions of being in the society we live in now. On the other hand, the motivational psychology of violating the rights of others would be a great deal less prevalent(kolla upp översättning...) and the possibilities for reconciliation by far greater in that we can assume the type of violations would differ greatly; money, material possession and hierachy no longer offering solid motivation. A violator would most likely be considered mentally unhealthy or lacking in education, hence being offered a great deal more creative options than todays correctional institutions or penal system. Though to a greater extent more hands on responses like physical beatings and loud mouthed arguing would probably be to expect to the extent that the violated individual or or those emotionally attached to the violated would have emotional capacity for, knowing that indeed a violation of ones rights had been breached. Again, the spontenaeous reactions to violations in a society like this would very much depend on the maturity of the 'victim.' Also, whether a violation had really come to pass would also depend on the experience and knowledge of the violated individual.

"This is theory. If it could work I will most likely not live to see, but maybe our grandchildren or their children can be a part of something like it.

"Granted, it seems a fact that we do enjoy the emotional and at times physical manifestations that come with materialism, and that they are perhaps the greatest force behind materialism itself. Also it is clear what these objects of our desire symbolizes. Having. Owning. It all gives a sense of security. Of safety. Control over our inner most fears, a fetish to protect us from the cold rains, the storms, the absence of a rested body, the lack of food or experiencing the psychological ease of physical safety. As well as a totem to shelter us from the stress of disease, alienation and death. Further reasoning also makes it clear how vulnerable we are in a greater social context. Materialism soothes and comforts us. It's only natural. To have what others have does entail a sense of community. A shared sense of mutual knowledge and something to help us bridge the social gap between people.

"Traditionally religion has carried a great deal of that function for those who found it unbearable to fully and utterly give in to the harsh reality of complete and absolute monetary materialism. A sort of spiritual compromise to simplify life.

"Now what if that gap, no matter how real it is, is nothing more than a symptom. Could there be ways to soothe that symptom other than material possession or hierachic religion?

"To me it seems reasonable that there is a possibility...

"So can a society function without token, i.o.w. money? It seems reasonable, simply because we need the same basic things. The material, and the immaterial. If those needs are satisfied money would be superfluos, merely a general obstacle for the intrisic good, like say the ebola virus.

"If indeed the traditional perception of hierarchy and material wealth is outdated, has come to a point in history where it does more damage to the human species than good, would it not be a rational choice to attempt exploring other ways of looking at the issues at hand? Survival of the species being the top priority for all of us.

"Self. Community. Material security, sexual and spiritual freedom. These are basic needs of the human being. So far our choice of path in the general struggle for these things have been through hierachic monetary strife. It's a very old system. Dating back to the early feodal nation buildings of Egyptian, Sumerian, and Indian cultures, we've merely been rehashing the same old formula as long as perhaps 8000 years. Naturally it's a way of percieving life that's fairly well rooted in the common thought process as something intrisically good. But with all the evidence at hand in the early 21st century we can pretty much agree on the fact that we've reached a point where the idea that the elite is self justifying and given power is divine is old shoe. After all these years of theorizing in order to explain what good hierachich structure is to man its defender and promotors are running out of arguments. We are one species. We know inbreeding is genetically destructive. We can scientifically prove how stagnant social structures violate the human psychologic needs, and we know that social and mental stress/duress triggers the human instinct for procreation. We are also aware that on a global scale the administration of assets and consumption are as far from equal as they have ever been. Naturally leading some to agrue in terms of 'overpopulation' rather than misdirected source/asset/consumption administration. Obviously the old days of supremascist delusion have reached a historic point. Now what are our choices?

"Of course some will not agree with me and argue for further global expropriation and continued enpowerment of certain groups, nationalities, or financial entities. Very much making them look like Jehovas Witnesses in trying their best in creating a perfect paradise on earth when all the rest are killed off in one way or the other and indeed I understand this is a greater group of humans than one might want to accept. The inert problem in that type of solution is that is entails vast risks of the complete annihilation of not only mankind, but a great deaal of other organisms on the planet. One must question if one is willing to take that risk when there are in fact other ways of adressing and acting on the problems we face."
AEROSMITH, VELVET REVOLVER, ANTHRAX, VINNIE PAUL: New Audio Interviews Posted Online has posted episode 107 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This special episode features red carpet interviews host John Ostronomy conducted at the MÖTLEY CRÜE/Hard Rock Cafe 35th Anniversary Party in New York City. Guests include AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, and Joey Kramer, ANTHRAX members Scott Ian and Frankie Bello, VELVET REVOLVER's Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner, CHEAP TRICK's Rick Nielsen, Evan Seinfeld and Tera Patrick, Vinnie Paul, Paul Crook, Pearl Aday, Jim Breuer, Jean Beauvoir, THE BRAVERY, and Darryl McDaniels of RUN DMC. MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee also makes a quick appearance. In addition, co-host Mark Strigl and Ostronomy also discuss such topics as Lonn Friend, Chris Cornell, and and the new KISS DVD, "Kissology Vol. 1 1974-1977". Photos as well as the 40-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. iTunes users can also subscribe to "Talking Metal" for free at this location.
ONSLAUGHT Frontman: 'Thrash Metal Is Coming To A Peak Again

Luxi Lahtinen of recently conducted an interview with ONSLAUGHT frontman Sy Keeler. A few excerpts from the chat follow: How would you compare this [upcoming] album ["Killing Peace"] to your previous releases content-wise? Would you say it's kind of mixture of both your debut album "Power From Hell" and your second album "The Force", having a bit punkish feel of your debut album "Power From Hell" and dark and heavy thrash metal feel of "The Force"?

Sy Keeler: You've got it there! You hit the nail on the head, that was exactly what we were aiming for was to mix those completely. "In Search Of Sanity", nobody really liked that album, the songs were good but it was far too polished. So we returned to "Power From Hell" and "The Force". Are you going to use some new elements on "Killing Peace" that may even come sort of surprise for some ONSLAUGHT fans?

Sy Keeler: I wouldn't say anything new. We've all improved as musicians, definitely, despite being ten years older. "In Search Of Sanity" was released in 1989. 15 years ago. Steve [Grice] is a far better drummer. The songs are faster, some of the fastest songs ONSLAUGHT ever recorded. I think we will surprise ourselves. I have surprised myself with my voice. Hopefully you will hear a more aggressive Sy Keeler with all the Sy Keeler trademarks intact, I still hit the high ones. How did you end up on Candlelight Records anyway? I guess it wasn't the only offer you received from labels when you were looking for the most ideal record company to release your reunion album...

Sy Keeler: Yeah. We obviously approached a fair few labels and a fair few labels approached us when they realized that we were back together. Candlelight seemed to show the most interest. As far as rosters go, Nuclear Blast, just as an example, has 30 or 40 bands of a similar genre to ourselves. So we're thinking "Hang on a minute, if they have that many bands on the roster, who are they taking care of?" They can't take care of everybody all the time. And Candlelight showed a huge interest, we got basically a worldwide release on that label. They have offices in the United States, Japan and of course in Europe and their distribution in Europe is second to none. Eventually we came down to three or four labels that showed a great interest and we chose Candlelight. Not because they were prepared to give us more money — these days money isn't thrown around like it was in the '80s. We arranged a deal ourselves with Andy Sneap and got a very good deal so they were quite happy to hand over the money that we had agreed on. Did it has something to do with the fact Candlelight Records is a British label?

Sy Keeler: Of course it did! Their head office is in London. Their distribution company is Plastic Head based in Oxford, which is about an hour drive from where we live. We can be there at the drop of a hat, but there haven't been many meetings actually. It's been very smooth. It's nice to be with a British label. I can already tell you there are a lot of old-school ONSLAUGHT fans in the audience waiting to hear the old songs, especially from "The Force" [the interview was conducted prior to a gig in Finland in August 2006]. Like people near by my age — and over.

Sy Keeler: That's right, at the festivals most of the people who have come specifically to see us have been your generation and my generation, the old school fans. Obviously we are quite another generation now from the guys and gals in their late teens or even early teens. Their mothers and fathers could play them ONSLAUGHT albums. I've got friends who have kids at 15 or 16 that are being introduced to old-school thrash metal and they're loving it. But it's great to have the old guard there for us, that's great, but we obviously want the new generation of fans there as well, because we're so much faster and more aggressive now and that fits what the teenager of this generation are listening to. And thrash metal is on the up. SLAYER have never really gone away but their new album has charted top five everywhere in the world I think. I think SLAYER's new album "Christ Illusion" was No. 2 on the official Finnish chart just last week...

Sy Keeler: That's right, number two. In the U.S. I think it went to number five. In the U.K. number five or number four. Thrash metal in general is coming to a peak again, so I think this album will be released at the right time. It looks like it will be put back until January because we're a little late in recording the album. Andy Sneap had to fit something else in. we were due to go into the studio again on the first of July but we're a month late because he had other projects that he had to finish. We were originally looking at an October release for the album, but once you start to go into November it gets close to Christmas and it just gets lost. No one releases metal albums that time of year. It's just Paul McCartney, it's all pop and Christmas songs, so it would probably get lost in the mess that is Christmas. So we will wait and I think it's scheduled for the end of January.

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In the October 2006 issue of U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine (cover), MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine discusses his band's legacy and his feelings on METALLICA.

Total Guitar: Who do you see most MEGADETH influence in?

Mustaine: "I'm not sure of any particular bands that I have been able to influence, but if that's true, then I'm flattered. It is possible that bands have been influenced more by MEGADETH than METALLICA. Since the early 1980s, we have become completely different bands."

Total Guitar: Looking at the current generation of metal bands, who strikes you as being original?

Mustaine: "I like it when the bands have guitars in the songs, especially when there are solos. I don't like the death metal-style vocals. Most of the singers are really good, or they could be, but they're just scared to sing like I was. I like a lot of bands on the Gigantour."

Total Guitar: What is your favorite METALLICA band memory?

Mustaine: "Mainly that the three of us [James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Mustaine] knew we were on to something big. I think that's why they did what they did and why I reacted the way that I did."

Total Guitar: How closely did you follow METALLICA's career after you left?

Mustaine: "I never even listened to 'St. Anger', so I have no idea what direction they have gone in. For all I know, you could tell me it was a country album."

Total Guitar: Honestly, how do you think METALLICA would have progressed as a band if you'd stayed?

Mustaine: "They would have got a lot better at fighting! I don't think things would be any different because Lars and James are very gifted musicians."

Total Guitar: Looking back now, what did you think of Kirk [Hammett] the first time you heard him play? Was he a worthy replacement?

Mustaine: "I don't remember the first time I saw him play. They were an opener [presumably referring to Hammett's pre-METALLICA band EXODUS — Ed.] and I didn't notice him at all, really. Sadly, that sentiment hasn't changed. I think that is because he became world-famous playing my solos, or at least identifiable structures that were my solos."

Total Guitar: Do you get on with Kirk?

Mustaine: "I don't really know him."

Total Guitar: How did you deal with rumors you heard about your firing from the band?

Mustaine: "It was both sad and hilarious at the same time. I mostly dealt with it by trying to shelter my family as much as possible from all the really tough things that have been said or written. Sadly, the majority of all that stuff isn't even remotely true, but people still buy into it."

Total Guitar: Have you spoken to James Hetfield since "Some Kind of Monster" was released?

Mustaine: "No."

Total Guitar: Did you feel vindicated when MEGADETH went on to be so successful?

Mustaine: "I still have very charged emotions about the whole experience."

To order a copy of the October 2006 issue of Total Guitar magazine, visit

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's video for the track "My Curse" is now available for viewing at this location. The clip was shot last month with director Lex Halaby, who has previously worked with MUDVAYNE and IN FLAMES, among others.

RMY: You doing eurovision?

Hammerfall: no

CHILDREN OF BODOM fan site Scythes of Bodom has posted the second part of its recent interview with COB guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Scythes of Bodom: "Are You Dead Yet?" — it's been one year since the album was released. What are your thoughts on the album now? Are you still satisfied with it? Is there anything you would do different?

Alexi: I am actually pretty fucking glad that I am still satisfied with it, song wise and… it's just that I'm not happy with the guitar sound and that's bugging the fucking shit out of me, really. But I think that I played my best leads ever on that album, which I'm obviously happy about it, you know? I wasn't happy with the guitar sound but otherwise I totally dig that album.

Scythes of Bodom: When you listen to METALLICA's first and and fifth album and compare them, it almost sounds like two different bands. Do you think similar when you would compare your first and fifth album?

Alexi: Well… if we're gonna put "Kill 'Em All" and "St. Anger" on the same table…

Scythes of Bodom: No, I meant the "Black" album.

Alexi: Ah, you mean Black album, right. Actually I can't totally agree with you because I can actually hear it. I mean obviously it's totally different but I think that… well, with CHILDREN OF BODOM when you put in "Something Wild" and then put in "Are You Dead Yet?", you can hear that it's the same band definitely because there are certain elements that are the same, like the guitars, the keyboards and the vocals, even though the vocals have changed pretty much but when I'm listening to it, it sounds like the same band.

Scythes of Bodom: In the other interview, you also told me that you wanted to re-record vocals and guitar leads for "Trashed, Lost & Strungout" for the album. Is there a reason why you changed your mind?

Alexi: Did I tell you that?

Scythes of Bodom: Yeah, you told me that.

Alexi: Hmm… I don't know. I was having a bad day or something like that. (laughs) Oh yeah, I actually remember the vocal thing that I wanted to do and maybe I wanted to re-record the solo for "Trashed, Lost & Strungout". Because I think the solo on "Knuckleduster" is like one of the best solos that I've ever done in my fucking life and the solo of "Trashed" on the same EP isn't as strong as the other one. Anyway, there was no re-recording of the guitars but as far as the vocals, I was thinking that... when you compare "Are You Dead Yet?" with "Trashed" as far as the vocals, "Are You Dead Yet?" is so much fucking better, so that's why I was thinking about it.

Scythes of Bodom: By the way, did you realize that next year it's ten years since you released your debut album? A long time. Unfortuantely there were only two songs from this album ("Deadnight Warrior" and "Lake Bodom") which you played in the last years and you didn't play the other songs anymore since 1999 or 2000. Once I suggested to do a live medley of these songs and maybe you could do that as anniversary next year, maybe on a festival. Maybe as tribute to your past.

Alexi: Well, I can tell you that we're gonna have a big fucking party with business people involved, close friends and stuff like that. We're gonna rent… well, I don't wanna say too much but we're gonna have a big fucking party because it's ten years of existence which is just insane. Ten years ago, I would have never ever expected that it would last so long and I can tell you that we're gonna play there but not like more than five songs or whatever and there's gonna be other bands playing there as well. But mostly it's just… party and drinking.

Scythes of Bodom: When you left IMPALED NAZARENE a few years ago, I heard that you promised them to write a new song for their album "Absence Of War" in 2000 but they didn't use it. What happened to the song?

Alexi: I really don't remember, man. I do remember that me and Mika, the singer, talked about it. The thing that I'm still fucking proud of is that I wrote two songs for their album "Nihil", where I played on, and they still play those songs and only those two from that album. So I think that is pretty fucking cool because I'm an old fucking IMPALED NAZARENE fan to the bone, I just love them. The fact that I have the right to make music for them is cool because I know exactly what that band is all about. But I don't really remember what happened with the song I wrote for the "Absence" album. Hopefully for the next one, though. I'd like to make one. I mean, I know that I could. When I had just joined the band, Mika told me that the song "Zero Tolerance" and the other called "Cogito Ergo Sum", the first track from the "Nihil" album, sound more like IMPALED than any of the other tracks and I just was like "Oh shit, man. Thank you. That's pretty nice."

Scythes of Bodom: Can you give us a preview of what's happening next in the CHILDREN OF BODOM camp? I heard your plans for the next year include the writing of new songs in the first months of 2007 and release the album in fall.

Alexi: Yeah, if everything goes as planned, that's what's gonna happen. We're gonna continue touring until Christmas, so we go home right before Christmas and the boys wanna take a month off, which I need as well, you know? Everybody needs a fucking rest because it's been a long fucking tour. But during that vacation, I'm gonna start working at new riffs and stuff like that. So I think at the end of January, we start rehearsing and jamming with the new riffs, working on the new material and stuff like that. The plan is that we're supposed to hit the studio either in June or July, so that the album will come out some time in fall 2007 which would be exactly a two-year gap between "Are You Dead Yet?" and the next one.

Scythes of Bodom: Do you already have some song ideas ready, maybe a whole song or just a few riffs?

Alexi: Well, I have riffs and stuff like that, riffs and melodies but I try to keep them in my head because I can, you know? I know that it works for a lot of people but writing and touring at the same time just doesn't work for me, like right now. It's not my thing. I wanna concentrate on the whole touring thing because the enviroment is so… it just doesn't work for me as far as writing a new song, it's so hectic. I love playing live, I love touring, I love when everything is messed up, people are fucking crazy and drunk all the time. I mean, that's what we do and that's what it is supposed to be and I like it. You do your fucking job every single night which we do and always did. After that, it's time to go home and pick up your goddamn axe and hook it up with the 4-tracker and start writing, you know? That's pretty much it. But I got a lot of shit in my head, though and I even wrote something down when I was on vacation. I went up to Lapland, in the northern part of Finland and rented a cabin. I just needed to get away from everything and everybody. So I shut down my phone and went to the cabin. I went up there which was really good.

Scythes of Bodom: You said that you can write the best songs when you're angry, pissed off and in a bad mood. If we take a look at the happenings of CHILDREN OF BODOM in the year 2006, it doesn't look like there is much to be angry about…

Alexi: Oh, not the public… (laughs) I don't know, there's always… I mean I am a totally fucking different person from when I was 18, you know? I was angry at the world, I hated everybody, I didn't care about anything, I was suicidal, I was fucking depressed… I was a fucking bad human being. So obviously compared to that time, I'm a totally different person but still I… (pause) I just go through a lot of bad shit in my head all the time, though, I just do it and I can't help it. That's the way it is. In a way it's funny. Somebody very close to me told me this and I started thinking about it. I was like "Yeah, this is true…" So when it's time writing new songs, it's like you're always looking for trouble. Somehow I always get myself into some fucking shit that makes me either angry or depressed and I think that on some level, subconsciously I look for trouble to get a subject to write about or something like that. Just to get that feeling that everything is fucked up. I know it sounds kinda weird…

Read the entire second part of the interview at this location.
THE HAUNTED Frontman part 2

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on the band's official MySpace page:

"Paris. It's the biggest village in the world. I keep coming back to what a strange relationship I have to this place. I've never spent more than 24 hours in Paris in my life but I must have been here 15 times or more. All day is spent just kinda hanging around, waiting since the streets are so busy and narrow that the tour bus can't park at the venues. I went for a walk and got myself a new belt for €3, and just enjoyed the fact that for the first time in my life I wasn't drunk, stoned, or buzzed on something in Paris. Sure I have memories. But they're not the kind suitable for sharing. With anyone. I reckon you can figure it out all fine by yourself.

"Paris is the European equivalent of Babylon. If your heart desires it, Paris will provide. But for a sick puppy like me it never occured that Paris will also provide a thousand and one kind and beautiful experiences as well as all the perverse shit the human can come up with. I will say this again and again, I love playing in France. There is something pure about it. Metalheads mixin' it up with punx and straight-up hippies, Algerian gangstas smiling next to anarchist intellectuals. There is never a traditional moshpit in France; no, it's a mixture of dancing, pogo, moshing and something about it makes it feel like bein at a show with THE ROOTS, or GALLIANO, music so far away from what we play, but in Paris that's what we get. It's incredible and fucking beautiful. I have one more thing to say about the show in Paris: Thank you!

"Last night was Effenar in Eindhoven. I remember one of my first shows outside of Sweden in 1994 was at the Effenar. Back then it was a pretty worn venue, but still to me it was awesome. I was playing music I made somewhere far away from my own country. And these people where actually listening. Holland has this attitude, something that's taken me years to get my head around. They actually listen. I told the audience last night that it's hard to know if they are on drugs or just Christian... That's kind of what it's like. I mean a guy like myself, I feed on reaction. I give out my life blood and sweat, and if I get a reaction it will fuel me up. Turn me on. Set me on fire. In Holland you got to be patient. Dutch audiences seem to be more about saviouring the experience. Taking it in, and when all is done they show what they think of it. I respect that. The Effenar today is together with the Patronaat in Haarlem the finest venues in all of Europe. Built for artist and audience. High class without fussing about. Great facilities, great equipment and great staff. To get to play at these places is an honour and a joy. Venues that make you feel cared for. Worth something.

"Tonight we do another couple o hundred miles and get up to face another day tomorrow. I love this life... and yes, I know — I'm a total rock nerd."

It was announced on Friday (Nov. 3) that both IRON MAIDEN and manager Rod Smallwood are no longer affiliated with Sanctuary Artist Management. Rod has set up a new company, Phantom Music Management, to continue represeting the band and has been joined by his key MAIDEN players Val and Dave. This new management arrangement will have no effect whatsoever on current and future plans for MAIDEN, the fan clubs or anything else MAIDEN-related. Rod comments: "I formed Sanctuary in 1979 and named it after the MAIDEN song, so it's a bit of a wrench leaving after all these years. However, in the latter stages of my career, I want to be able to fully concentrate on and enjoy managing MAIDEN without being distracted by other areas of the business. As you all know, we have an awful lot going on and we have many exciting plans for the future. The forthcoming European tour will be incredible and l want to be at as many of the concerts as possible to enjoy the feeling l think you can only really get at a MAIDEN show! My new company is called Phantom and no prizes for guessing where that came from. Don't worry — it's MAIDEN business as usual!!"

According to Reuters, Sanctuary has struggled since mid-2005 due to delays at loss-making Urban Records, which it bought in 2003 from Mathew Knowles, father of R&B diva Beyonce.

Last month the company shunned a bid approach from MAMA Group, which manages the KAISER CHIEFS and FRANZ FERDINAND, and said it still had a strong independent future.

Smallwood, who was born in the north England town of Huddersfield, started working with Andy Taylor in 1969 in arranging May Balls while studying together at Cambridge University.

In 1979 they took on IRON MAIDEN to start a relationship that led to over 180 platinum and gold awards from some 50 million album sales.

French heavy metal band REVENGE has uploaded a clip from its upcoming DVD, due in early 2007. Check out the song "Keep the Fire Burning", recorded last year during the group's 10-year anniversary show in Lyon, France, at
CELTIC FROST Bassist: 'Revolutionary Music Is Made By Young People, And I Am Not Young Anymore'

Scott McLennan of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette recently conducted an interview with CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Eric Ain. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On "Monotheist", CELTIC FROST's first album of new material since 1990's "Vanity/Nemesis":

"Some have said we didn't get heavy enough on songs like 'Dying God'. I've heard the call to speed. But heavy music doesn't have to be fast to be heavy."

On the many gloomy goth-metal bands that cite CELTIC FROST as an influence:

"So many bands have kept our name out there when we weren't making music together as a band. Our name has been dropped by so many extreme metal bands, that a lot of new fans of metal wouldn't even know who we are if that wasn't happening. There is still a lot of interest in what we created in the '80s, and that seems to have stood the test of time."

On being reluctant to get back into the CELTIC FROST fray as he felt he gave up much of his youth to a music career and was interested in other pursuits:

"I was 16 when the first HELLHAMMER record came out, and 22 when 'Vanity/Nemesis' came out. The Martin in CELTIC FROST was not the Martin that I am privately, and it took me a few years to figure that out."

On the current state of the heavy music:

"There are many interesting bands, but it is still an underground music. When we were first putting out records, heavy metal was in the charts. Today, it is like country music in the way both are genres of their own. People who like it, love it.

"When black metal first came out, it was exciting. But now it has grown clichéd. You take any two images of evil, say a goat and a pentagram, hang those on the stage, put on some spikes and black leather, and you can call yourself a black metal band. It has become watered down, and everything has become so clichéd."

On "Monotheist" coming across as somewhat different from what you may have heard before from CELTIC FROST:

"If people who hear this record think we are sounding like SEPULTURA or CATHEDRAL, well you have to remember that those bands were first listening to us. It may seem we end up sounding like some of the bands we influenced. Revolutionary music is made by young people, and I am not young anymore. This is not revolutionary."

Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS has unveiled its newest music video, "The Air That I Breathe", at this location. Coming off the acclaimed new album "The Fall of Ideals", the clip was directed earlier this year in Southern California by video veteran Darren Doane (UNEARTH, EVERY TIME I DIE, DEFTONES). Behind-the-scenes still photos from the video shoot are also available at the Prosthetic Records web site.

American power metal band VAINGLORY, fronted by vocalist Kate French (CHASTAIN) and featuring lead guitar virtuoso Corbin King, has posted its video for the song "Burdened" at The clip will be included as an enhanced feature on the band's recently completed new album, which is currently being shopped to interested labels for release in 2007. Audio samples of three songs — "Burdened", "My Living Hell" and "Walking Dead" — from the upcoming CD can be heard at the VANGLORY web site and at their MySpace page.

A short audio interview with IMMORTAL/I frontman Abbath, conducted recently by MoonTroll of the Slovenian radio show "Metalogenetika" (broadcasting via Radio M.A.R.S), has been posted online at


BRAND NEW SIN is currently in the middle of a massive Jagermeister-sponsored tour with MUSHROOMHEAD, SOIL and THE AUTUMN OFFERING in support of its highly acclaimed new album "Tequila". The group recently shot a video for the new track "Motormeth" in its hometown of Syracuse in front of over 2,000 rabid fans. The clip is now available exclusively on the Century Media YouTube page. BRAND NEW SIN has also scheduled a hometown "record release show" at The Country Club in Syracuse on Nov. 24.
other news

Lostprophets are to headline a UK arena tour next Spring. The dates are Glasgow SECC April 18, Manchester MEN Arena 19, Birmingham NIA 20, London Wembley Arena 21.

Devil Sold His Soul are to release a new single through Visible Noise on December 4. It's called 'Clouds'.
Mott The Hoople are to release a three-CD box set on November 15. It's called 'The Journey - A Retrospective Of Mott The Hoople And Ian Hunter'. It will include two previously unreleased tracks, 'I'm In Awe' and 'Avalanche', plus an alternative version of 'Morons'.
The Hummmer, one of Devin Townsend's many projects, are to release an album towards the end of the yeatr. Strapping Young Lad fans, be warned: it's an ambient record.
Cult Of Luna are coming to the UK. See them at Sheffield Corporation February 18, Newcastle Academy 19, Manchester Music Box 20, Southampton Joiners 21, London Camden Underworld 22.
Set Your Goals can blame a deer for the fact thehy've had to cancel some shows on their current US tour with Terror. This is because their van was completely wrecked, when it hit said animal.
Kiss continue their attempt at world domination. Watch out for Kiss toothbrushes in ’07. Electric, of course.
Plans are already being hatched for the Sounds Of The Underground tour of America next year. And one of the first bands in the frame are 36 Crazy Fists.
The Hidden Hand, featuring former Obsessed/Saint Vitus man Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich, are to release a new album at the end of February. This will be called ‘The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote’.
Ion, who include former Anathema man Duncan Patterson, will issue an album at the end of this month. It’s to be called ‘Madre, Protegenos’.
Irish crew Glyder are to support Thunder at Manchester Academy November 24, Newcastle City Hall 25, Sheffield City Hall 26.

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's first video from their latest effort, As Daylight Dies, for the single "My Curse" is now live and online here  and Roadrunner's official YouTube page.

Prodisk has announced its new deal with Quebec's grindcore kings FISTFUCK for the release of the band's 2nd full length album.

FISTFUCK will be hitting the studio in the spring of 2007 to record its new opus aptly titled Rock n' Roll Nightmare for an early summer release.

The band was signed to Great White North by Remi Cote before he left to start Prodisk in March 2006. FISTFUCK recorded and released their debut CD 23 Songs In the Same Hole and the well received split CD with Colorado grind giants ABERRANT, for GWN.
GENESIS reports: The classic trio line-up of GENESIS will play 20 European stadium dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The reformed line-up of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will begin the European tour at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on June 11 and end on July 14 with a free concert in Rome opposite the Colosseum.

There will be further dates in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland, France, Holland, the United Kingdom and the first ever rock concert at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. Twenty yet-to-be-announced U.S. dates are also on the agenda.

Speaking at a press conference today (Nov. 7) at the Mayfair Hotel in London, the band said the tour came about when discussions for a reunion with original vocalist Peter Gabriel and guitarist Steve Hackett based around their classic '70s album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" broke down. However, the band hasn't ruled out getting back together with Gabriel at some point in the future.

"Sometimes you read that he's into it and sometimes you read that he isn't," said Collins. "He's far more sensitive than we are about what it means. This is just us getting together and playing some songs. It's fun -- but since Peter left he's been doing his own thing and sometimes he's a bit over-cautious about going back to doing something that's just fun."

The band denied the tour, its first with Collins since 1992, was financially motivated. "If money was the issue, we'd be doing more than 20 shows," said Collins. "We're all loaded enough not to worry about where the next million is coming from. To satisfy the demand that I suspect is out there, we'd be doing multiple dates in stadiums right across the world."

In conjunction with the reunion, EMI will re-issue 14 GENESIS studio albums as SACD/DVD double-disc sets in three phases during 2007, but the band says it has no plans to make a new record.

"We don't have any long term plans," said Rutherford. "This is the right time for us [to tour] and then we'll see. For years we were asked about touring and I always said 'Never say never'... so, there are no plans [to record new material], but who knows?"

The tour will feature GENESIS songs from as far back as 1973 but draw heavily from the band's most popular period, when albums like "Invisible Touch" and "We Can't Dance" spawned several huge hits. The core trio will be augmented by longtime collaborators Chester Thompson on drums and Daryl Steurmer on guitar.

Here are GENESIS' tour dates: uk:
July 7 - Twickenham, UK @ Twickenham Rugby Ground  
July 8 - Manchester, UK @ Old Trafford Cricket Ground  
NAPALM DEATH's new video for the track "When All Is Said And Done," off their latest release entitled Smear Campaign, has been posted online here.
There is another new music video of DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY performing their track "Naive" available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The video was produced by UVTV using live footage taken at The Penny Arcade in Rochester, NY earlier this year. The track appears on their latest release "Unsaved."

Nuclear Blast

A new Nuclear Blast era has begun – from now on, you have the possibility to listen to the exclusive NUCLEAR PODBLAST which will provide fans with the chance to hear brand new songs from the label's artists, interviews, album previews and much more.

You can subscribe to the NUCLEAR PODBLAST by RSS Feed. Just click here to subscribe. In the first official PODBLAST, you’ll hear an interview with HAMMERFALL about their new album.
The cover artwork for CEREMONIUM's upcoming double discography CD, "Where Roses were Planted Thorns Grow", has been posted online at this location.  "Although it's coming along nicely, it is by no means finished," the band writes. "The artist, Peter Sallai, will be adding many more ideas, like angels and demons resonating through the forest scenario."

According to the group, "The long-delayed disc will not be released through Extreem Music as previously reported. Instead, the double disc will see the light of day through Japanese label Weird Truth Productions in January 2007. Additionally the special release will include the long out-of-print jewels 'No Longer Silent', 'Into the Autumn Shade' and many previously unreleased material plus CD-ROM live stuff, just the way they were originally presented."

AFTER FOREVER have announced their signing to Nuclear Blast. The band is almost finished recording their new as yet untitled album, which is going to be released in Spring 2007. Produced by Gordon Groothedd, the record not only contains great new songs but also an overwhelming session with the Prague Symphonic Orchestra. A tour is in the works as well.
A trailer for GOD FORBID’s upcoming headlining tour of the US, taken from GFTV (GOD FORBID TV) has been made available online. You can check it out at the link below:



MOONSPELL won MTV Europe's award for Best Portuguese Act, competing with multi-platinum Hip - Hop and Pop bands. This is the first time in history that a Metal band has won this award. The band has issued the following statement online:

“We won MTV Euro awards for best Portuguese act and wish to dedicate it to all people around the world who voted for us and helped Moonspell to become a stronger band and Portuguese Metal more known to the abroad scene! Thank you a million moons!!!”

MOONSPELL continue to tour in support of their new album "Memorial" which was released earlier this year through SPV / Steamhammer.  The appropriately dubbed "Nocturnal Mourning" tour with special guests KATATONIA and DAYLIGHT DIES.


Dolving drones # tuesday edition

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his MySpace page:

"I crack myself up, predictable son of a bitch... Heading into week two of tour and I start obsessing over sex.

"I'm a big boy. I should know better. At least I think I should. So there's the everlasting duality of being, well, me...

"I know on tour I am way less socially functional than normally, since everything is so centered on the music and the performance every night. And I still live with the impression that is how it has to be, how else could I get up on stage and give all I have?

Q: Is that a sane thing to do?
A: I doubt it...

"But then again, it's the life I choose, and I love what it does for me if just manage not falling into selfdestruct mode. Basically what I need on tour is pretty much what I need at home. Sleep, food, play and intimacy, which is not the same thing as sex, though it sure feels like it might be some times.

"Problem is intimacy is a two-way thing, and I empty myself so much during the shows that I'm just numb during most the waking hours. And that itself makes contact with my family and my friends at home well, weird. You know reality doesn't stop just cause I'm living in a bubble...

"It's difficult being two places at the same time, and probably one of the biggest challenges any touring person has to deal with. Because you somehow have to learn to just try your best to simply be. It raises a lot of existencial questions. And honestly, am I there for my family when I'm on tour? No I am not. Should beat myself up over it? No I don't think so.

"My goal is not shutting myself off emotionally, which is something that tends to happen as the days go by. Think about it. We sleep in beds about 6 ft 5" long, 3 ft wide and with a headspace of 2 1/2 ft. A roomy casket. That's all the personal space you have. Mostly clubs are cold, less than cozy enviroments, so unless it's a GREAT club, bands tend to hang on the bus. Physically you drain yourself completely for the 1 or 1 1/2 hours you're on stage. Afterwards I tend to just sit or lay down, the mind is just burnt, shower if I'm lucky.

"You don't meet people per se, you expose yourself to them. A monkey in a cage, or a cirkus sideshow.

"All those things are actually just fine by me. I love seeing those smiles and screaming my guts out with a shitload of people dancing and headbanging but it´s like continuously emptying a cup. One has to refill.

"So how?

"I don't have the answer, after 15 years on the road with this and other bands, I still have no idea.

"Drugs don't do, the consequences are too harsh and trying to get laid just fucks with everything else and I end up hating myself. Maybe meditation can do part of it, and I'm thinking acupuncture and massage.

"Sounds so metal don't it... Yeah I'm sure it'll piss someone off.

"Anyway I need some goddamned closeness, something opposite of what goes on during the attempts for spontaneous self combustion-routine that the shows are...

"So folks, got any ideas?"


The cover artwork for the new FU MANCHU EP, "Hung Out To Dry", has been posted at

NEED, a modern heavy metal band from Greece, has posted new songs from its debut album, "The Wisdom Machine", on the group's brand new web site,
The first in a series of SLIPKNOT teaser clips for the band's upcoming "Voliminal: Inside the Nine" DVD has been posted online at this location.

A new WHITESNAKE studio track, entitled "Ready to Rock", is available for streaming at this location (Real Media).
Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH, who recently announced their decision to split up after over 15 years in the business, will play their final gig on December 15 at Trägårn in their hometown of Borås, Sweden. The band has also revealed plans to release a DVD in early 2007 containing a remixed live show (with 5.1 Surround Sound) and "tons of material" from various concerts, studio sessions, backstage footage and "other crazy things that happen on tour."

BESEECH's final release was their fifth album, "Sunless Days", which came out in September 2005 through Napalm Records.

The follow-up to 2004's "Drama", "Sunless Days" was recorded at StudioMega in Varberg, Sweden and included a a cover of the DANZIG track "Devil's Plaything" as well as a re-recording of the song "Manmade Dreams" (on the digipack version only) from BESEECH's second album, "Black Emotions".
CLOVEN HOOF, JAGUAR and ATTACKER are among the bands that have been confirmed for the British Steel Festival 2, set to take place April 28, 2007 at The Pitz, Milton Keynes, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


For more information, visit

Several video clips of NEVERMORE performing at the Esplanade Hotel in Melbourne, Australia on October 28 have been posted online at
LACUNA COIL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival
Italy's LACUNA COIL has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


CELTIC FROST Bassist Says 'Monotheist' Could Have Been 'Heavier And Darker recently conducted an interview with CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Eric Ain. A few excerpts from the chat follow: We featured an interview with Tom [Fischer] back in the spring and he said, "We cannot possibly continue if everyone thinks CELTIC FROST is superfluous in today's world." Now with the album being out for several months how has the reaction from fans and press been?

Martin: Generally speaking, it has been really amazing. It's been more than what we would've expected. We got some really strong and really intense responses from people that got really touched by the music that we created, by this new album. For us, this is very much a compliment. Something that we very much cherish. As I said before, it's more than we expected. [Does] this mean that there will be another CELTIC FROST album?

Martin: Yes. I mean, definitely. Already before we had this album finished, we had to decide at one point to let this go. This entity is what it is and we're not going to let it rest, we could continue for another 10 years, but I still think it could have been heavier and darker. We already realized that ourselves when we were finished with the recording. A song like 'Totengott' was added basically at the last minute. We were still bristling with ideas and we still do so right now. It won't take four years for the next follow-up. My guess, an educated guess but it's still a guess, because being 39 if there's one thing I learnt, that I am not Nostradamus and I can't predict the future. So I think the next record will come quite fast and will be heavier but we'll have to see. Have you been happy with the way Century Media has been getting behind the group and new album?

Martin: Absolutely. Century Media has been doing a great job, an excellent job. I think we really got lucky that we have them as a licensing partner. So far no complaints, of course there has been minor things, but you have to realize that you are working with this large corporation. They are still independent, but they are a worldwide corporation, so you will have minor communication problems, and all around the world you can never get everything into place. It's been the best experience I've ever had in this business so far, and there are a lot of great people working at Century Media. A lot of great people that have put a lot of effort into getting this album promoted and getting CELTIC FROST to where we are right now. I'm really happy and thankful. I'm really sorry only to have to give you positives now (laughs). Maybe you would like to have some nitty gritty? Were you nervous about taking the stage again with CELTIC FROST after so many years?

Martin: Not after. Beforehand I was nervous. Now I think we're getting better and better, and tighter and tighter, and more to the point, and realizing more what this is about. Just like we did when we started working on the album. Of course, I was what you might say focused and nervous about playing those monster festivals that we've never played before. I didn't know what to expect. Having done that, I have to say it was a great experience. Definitely worthwhile, something that made everything we've been doing over the last couple of years worthwhile and I'm really thankful that we were able to do so. That we were graced with so much interest after such a long time. I think this is not something one can take for granted. Neither is doing a 47-date tour of North America. Definitely something we are looking forward to and we are focused on.

Read the entire interview at
A free metal compilation
A free metal compilation, "Born in Blood Vol. 1", featuring sample cuts from six European metal bands, is available for download at this location. The track listing is as follows:

THE COVEN (Finland) – "Hallowmas Gallows"
ANCIENT DOME (Italy) - "Total Command"
RATATOESKR (Germany) - "Mind Eclipse"
THIRD WORLDS MOURNING (Spain) - "Servants of Disgrace"
VERACITY (England) - "Insomnia"
TOR MARROCK (Wales) - "Death of Summer"

For more information about the participating bands, go to this location.

Finnish "alternative metal" band theRMS has just released a four-song promotional EP, "Sirkus for Sale", via its official web site, .
GODHEAD has posted three more songs from its recently released "The Shadow Line" album. Check out the tracks "Hey You", "Fall Down" and "Push" at the band's official MySpace page.
SHADOWS FALL has launched a studio journal covering the recording process for its new album. The first two entries can be found at
FINNTROLL is currently putting the finishing touches to its fifth, as-yet-untitled album, at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki for a tentative March 2007 release via Spinefarm. This will be the group's first release with new vocalist Mathias Lillmåns (a.k.a. Vreth; TWILIGHT MOON) following the departure of Tapio Wilska (SETHIAN, ex-WIZZARD, former session vocalist for NIGHTWISH) this past spring. Lillmåns is reportedly 24 years old, and like FINNTROLL's original vocalist, Katla Mathias, is Fenno-Swedish, with Swedish as his mother tongue.

FINNTROLL parted ways with Wilska in January after "reach[ing] a situation in which we [found] it impossible to continue FINNTROLL" with their previous vocalist, according to a statement issued by the group a short time after the split.
During MEGADETH's October 31, 2006 visit to Six Flags New England (located in Springfield, Massachusetts) for the "Gears of War - Match Made In Hell" event, Xbox Live's podcaster Major Nelson met up with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine to ask him a few questions about the "Gears of War" game and the Gigantour.

You can hear the interview in Major Nelson's 200th podcast, which can be downloaded at this location.
mini news
Seattle math pop-rockers Minus The Bear play the following UK shows: Oxford Zodiac November 25, Cambridge Soul Tree 26, Exeter Cavern 27, Leeds Cockpit 28, Glasgow Nice 'N' Sleazy 29, Sheffield Corporation December 3, Bristol Cooler 4, Manchester Satan's Hollow 5, London Islington Academy 6.
Marduk are about to start work on their new album. But, it'll be their final one with drummer Emil Dragutinovic, whose planning to quit the Swedish black metal crew after the sessions are over.
Watch out for Christopher Walken playing Ozzy in the upcoming Motley Crue biopic 'The Dirt'. Walken will have a cameo role as the Double O. Both Val Kilmer and David Lee Roth are also being lined up for brief appearances.6.
Late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell is to be honoured with his own star on the Hard Rock Cafe Dallas Walk Of Fame. A ceremony will happen on November 9..
There's been another change in the Guns n' Roses line-up. Drummer Frank Ferrer has temporarily replaced Brian Mantia. The latter is taking a break to spend time with his wife and newly born baby.Academy 6.
Former Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk is to tour the UK early in ’07, supporting Brand New. The dates are Southampton Guildhall February 5, Manchester Apollo 6, Newcastle Academy 8, Glasgow Academy 9, Birmingham Academy 11, Cardiff University 12, London Hammersmith Apollo 13
Van Halen have confirmed that they’ll be touring next Summer. But, who will be the singer? The hot rumour is that a re-union with David Lee Roth is in the works.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have posted two previously unreleased songs at These
The T4 Project are to make their ‘story based concept album’ available for download from November 13, at The Project includes members of Pennywise. The Damned, Bad Religion, Buzzcocks, Circle Jerks and Porno For Pyros.
Sack Trick have two shows coming up. See the happy mob at London Camden Underworld November 20, Nottingham Rock City December 15. Check for updates.

Lostprophets are to headline a UK arena tour next Spring. The dates are Glasgow SECC April 18, Manchester MEN Arena 19, Birmingham NIA 20, London Wembley Arena 21.

Devil Sold His Soul are to release a new single through Visible Noise on December 4. It's called 'Clouds'.
Mott The Hoople are to release a three-CD box set on November 15. It's called 'The Journey - A Retrospective Of Mott The Hoople And Ian Hunter'. It will include two previously unreleased tracks, 'I'm In Awe' and 'Avalanche', plus an alternative version of 'Morons'.
The Hummmer, one of Devin Townsend's many projects, are to release an album towards the end of the yeatr. Strapping Young Lad fans, be warned: it's an ambient record.
Cult Of Luna are coming to the UK. See them at Sheffield Corporation February 18, Newcastle Academy 19, Manchester Music Box 20, Southampton Joiners 21, London Camden Underworld 22.
Set Your Goals can blame a deer for the fact thehy've had to cancel some shows on their current US tour with Terror. This is because their van was completely wrecked, when it hit said animal.
Kiss continue their attempt at world domination. Watch out for Kiss toothbrushes in ’07. Electric, of course.
Plans are already being hatched for the Sounds Of The Underground tour of America next year. And one of the first bands in the frame are 36 Crazy Fists.
The Hidden Hand, featuring former Obsessed/Saint Vitus man Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich, are to release a new album at the end of February. This will be called ‘The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote’.
Ion, who include former Anathema man Duncan Patterson, will issue an album at the end of this month. It’s to be called ‘Madre, Protegenos’.
Irish crew Glyder are to support Thunder at Manchester Academy November 24, Newcastle City Hall 25, Sheffield City Hall 26.

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RE: Thread for Metal lovers - 8/11/2006 9:11:34 PM   

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DAATH will release their debut album, The Hinderers, on January 30th through Roadrunner Records.

Produced by James Murphy (ex-Death, Obituary, Disincarnate, Testament), co-produced by DAATH, and mixed by Colin Richardson (Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, Cradle of Filth, Fear Factory), with additional engineering by Andy Sneap, The Hinderers is a strong return to the classic death metal/black metal sound that ruled the scene in the early 90's.

States the band's guitarist Eyal Levi, "Colin Richardson's mix is, as expected, CRUSHING! Working with him has been a blast and having Andy Sneap re-amp our rhythm guitars is no side note. This album is going to sound like we intended it to!" The result is a classic, progressive and technical death metal album featuring the songs "Ovum," "Festival Mass Soulform," "Subterfuge," "Under A Sober Sign," and more.

Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Sightless
2. Subterfuge
3. Under A Somber Sign
4. From The Blind
5. Cosmic Forge
6. Ovum
7. Festival Mass Soulform
8. Above Lucium
9. War Born (Tri-Adverserenade)
10. Dead On The Dancefloor
11. Who Will Take The Blame
12. Blessed Through Misery
13. The Hinderers

DAATH also welcomes drummer Kevin Talley (ex-CHIMAIRA, DYING FETUS) to the fold. Comments Levi, "Playing with Kevin has always been a natural choice for us. He's been involved with the project for years now and not only is he one of the greatest metal drummers out there, but also one of our good friends. We're excited to have him in the band and we're also extremely excited to be doing our first proper US tour with the mighty CATTLE DECAPITATION."

As first revealed here at SMNnews, the band will be joining CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE on the road beginning November 17 through December 15 - click here for dates.

Join DAATH's official MySpace page now, and for more info visit ============ IF HOPE DIES
More live footage of IF HOPE DIES is now online at the Underground Video Television website. It is for their track "Death Of A Salesman" which was recorded and filmed at The Furnace in Syracuse NY earlier this year. --------------- FAST EDDIE
Los Angeles based experimental jazz/death metallers FAST EDDIE have posted the following studio update:

"FAST EDDIE are wrapping things up in the studio....We entered the Studio on November 4th, and we have completed the tracking for the Drums, Bass, Guitars, and Keys...

Vocals are all thats left!

Look for some music to hit MySpace very soon! The EP will be called "Scandanasian Vegan Killer."

It will feature these five tracks:

1. 3 Bananas & A Stripper
2. Cell Phone Cancer
3. Those Menstrual Cramps
4. My Terrible Frustration
5. Chips & Bubble Gum"


20th Century Fox's Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan exploded into theatres last Friday in the United States, smashing box-office records on its way to debuting as the weekend's #1 release.  The official soundtrack, "BORAT:  STEREOPHONIC MUSICAL LISTENINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ORIGIN IN MOVING FILM 'BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN'"  -released by Kuzçek Records, in association with Downtown/Atlantic Records -  is in stores now.

"BORAT:  STEREOPHONIC MUSICAL LISTENINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ORIGIN IN MOVING FILM 'BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN'" includes hilarious excerpts from the film alongside a variety of musical selections, such as the BORAT classic "In My Country There Is Problem (Throw The Jew Down The Well)."  Among the album's many attractions is the original musical number, "You Be My Wife" - available exclusively on the soundtrack.

As if all that weren't enough, the Enhanced CD also features three video segments, including an exclusive sing-a-long rendition of "O Kazakhstan," specifically tailored for the soundtrack.  In addition, the soundtrack will include the Borat theme and other key songs from the movie as well as excerpts from the film's score.

Kuzçek Records has created an original "informercial" to celebrate the release of "BORAT:  STEREOPHONIC MUSICAL LISTENINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ORIGIN IN MOVING FILM 'BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN.'" The video is currently reigning as the #1 most-viewed clip on YouTube -

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was the last week's #1 film debut, with ticket sales of $26.4 million at only 837 theatres - breaking the box office record for a movie opening at fewer than 1000 locations.

The film - which sees Kazakhstani television journalist Borat Sagdiyev traveling from his home in Kazakhstan to the "U.S. and A" to report on the "greatest country in the world" - arrived amidst a major promotional schedule, including Sagdiyev appearances on CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and NBC's Saturday Night Live, Today, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (which was highlighted by Borat's first nationally televised musical performance of "You Be My Wife").

Tracklisting for the release is as follows:

1. Chaje Shukarije - Esma Redzepova
2. Born To Be Wild - Fanfare Ciocarlia
3. Dialoguing excerpt from moviefilm 1
4. Siki, Siki Baba - Kocani Orkestar
5. Gypsy's Kolo - Jony Iliev & Band
6. Dialoguing excerpt from moviefilm 2
7. Eu Vin Acasa Cu Drag - Stefan de la Barbulesti
8. In my country there is problem (Throw the Jew Down the Well) - Borat & Anthony Hines
9. Grooming Pubis - Erran Baron Cohen
10. Magic Mamaliga - O.M.F.O.
11. Dialoguing excerpt from moviefilm 3
12. Money Boney - O.M.F.O.
13. You Be My Wife (featurings Belinda Bedekoviæ) - Borat
14. Ederlezi - Goran Bregovic
15. Dialoguing excerpt from moviefilm 4
16. Mahalageasca (Bucovina Dub) - Mahala Rai Banda vs. Shantel
17. Dialoguing excerpt from moviefilm 5
18. O Kazakhstan - Erran Baron Cohen

Enhanced CD Content:

1. Cheese - (Deleted Scene)
2. Humor Coach - (Entire Scene From Film)
3. O Kazakhstan (sing-a-long clip with lyrics) - (Entire Clip From Film) -------------- TOOL

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL may be one of the most recognizable names on the rock scene today, but that wasn't always the case. The band began on the West Coast in the early '90s, but it took the success of Seattle's grunge scene to make TOOL the international success that it is today.

Launch asked drummer Danny Carey what it was like breaking big at the same time as NIRVANA and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. "It was a feeling of excitement just among all the bands and in the clubs that we knew that it was happening," he said. "People were just losing their minds and there was a great camaraderie going on between all of us too. You know, the friendships I formed in those days, say you know with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, they're still flourishing strong. I don't know, we felt like it was us against the world at that time and that bond that we had has never gone away."

TOOL is currently in the middle of a massive European tour. They have tentatively set mid-March as the starting point of a North American tour.

TOOL will be headlining the annual Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand, beginning January 19. The group will be joined by THE KILLERS, MUSE, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and JET on the two-week-long trek. ------------- OVERKILL

The makers of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have posted a video clip featuring Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth from OVERKILL talking about having a stroke. Check it out at this location (Windows Media). ------------- AC/DC Frontman Competing In U.K. Reality TV Show 'The Race'
According to a posting on the AC/DC fan site Highway To Hell, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has been participating in a new U.K. "reality" TV series titled "The Race" which is being aired on Sky One in the U.K. A group of celebrities are competing in race cars in this challenge, which has been set up as men vs. women. Brian fell to former "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" star Melissa Joan Hart during the first battle, but has made up some ground since.
------------- FREDDIE MERCURY's Life Story Is Being Turned Into A Hollywood Film reports that Freddie Mercury's life story is being turned into a Hollywood film.

The legendary QUEEN frontman — famous for such hits as "We Are The Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" — tragically died of AIDS in 1991 and now his former bandmate Brian May has revealed a biopic about his troubled life is on the way.

The guitarist told Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "There is a film in the pipeline and we're all involved in it. I'm not allowed to say much about it and casting isn't finalised but we've had some incredible offers to play Freddie. Really incredible."

May has also lifted the lid on his next project, a new album with QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor. It will be the first QUEEN record of new material since Mercury's untimely death.

May said "It's going really well. Is there a track which will be a tribute to Freddie? Well, we're just writing what we want at the moment but it's all a tribute to Freddie. I mean, without him, we wouldn't be here."

The rock band's back catalogue is already the inspiration for long-running West End musical "We Will Rock You" and recently a TV documentary, "Freddie Mercury: A Kind Of Magic", was aired to commemorate what would have been the singer's 60th birthday. ------------------------- WYLDE reports that Zakk Wylde — currently on tour with his band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY — has revealed that he has a new movie up his sleeve. Wylde got a big acting break when he starred in the movie "Rock Star" as a member of the fictitious band STEEL DRAGON alongside Mark Wahlberg.

When asked if he had any other movies on the agenda, Wylde replied that he was in the process of making a film titled "The Berserkers". Watch a video clip of Zakk's response at this location.
-------------- Countdown To Chinese Democracy has posted episode 108 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part III", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from Beverly Hills, CA and New York City. Topics include a post-show report from the East Rutherford, NJ concert, Bumblefoot, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, and Del James. Additional podcast topics include PAPA ROACH, Sebastian Bach, PAINMUSEUM, and Honky Toast. The 30-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. iTunes users can also subscribe to "Talking Metal" for free at this location. ---------------- METAL CHURCH
Seattle metallers METAL CHURCH have uploaded tue original 1983 demo recordings of the songs "Hitman" and "Deathwish" (both instrumental and with David Wayne's vocals), along with two other early works. Click here to read the history of these songs as well as download them. -------------- TAROT
TAROT, the Finnish group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, has posted its video for the song "Ashes to the Stars", to the band's official web site. The track comes off the group's latest album, "Crows Fly Black", which was released in Finland in late October. ---------- CRADLE

CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist Dani Filth and guitarist Paul Allender took part in a signing session for their new album, "Thornography", on October 31 (Halloween) at Hot Topic in Hollywood, California. Watch video footage of the signing at this location (Quicktime, 20.9 MB). ------------ KORN

Ethan Smith of The Wall Street Journal reports that KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is part of an unlikely but growing fraternity: Rock stars who are also avid players of "Guitar Hero", an electronic game that lets gamers pretend to be, well, rock stars.

From superstars like KORN to up-and-comers, "Guitar Hero" has quickly become a fixture on tour buses and in recording studios. Intended for air guitarists who might not be able to play the real instrument, the $70 PlayStation title has also won a following in the music world. Its devotees range from alternative-rocker Trent Reznor of NINE INCH NAILS to country stars Rascal Flatts, whose tour manager, Chris Alderman, says he frequently has trouble tearing the musicians away to conduct preconcert sound checks.
The game involves using a miniature plastic guitar to "play" along with songs associated with the likes of JIMI HENDRIX, BOSTON and the RAMONES. Instead of strumming strings, players press color-coded buttons on the neck of the guitar to match "notes" that scroll across the TV screen. At the same time, players "pluck" a little toggle, earning points each time they hit a note successfully, which is then played through the speakers. A virtual crowd cheers harder the more skillfully a song is played.

Read the entire article at The Wall Street Journal. -------------- HEAVEN AND HELL To Headline U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival?
According to a posting on Spain's web site, Ronnie James Dio revealed during an appearance at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour event in London Monday night (Nov. 6) that HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring Dio alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — will headline next year's Download festival, set to take place in June 2007 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. The group, named after the first post-Ozzy Osbourne SABBATH album, is expected to announce many other festival appearances during 2007.

Ronnie James Dio recently spent time in the U.K. "kicking around ideas" with Tony Iommi for a couple of new tracks to be included on SABBATH's forthcoming box set, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years". In addition, according to Ozzy, a BLACK SABBATH tour with Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward will kick off late 2007 to coincide with the group's first new studio album featuring that lineup since 1978's "Never Say Die!"

Dio was honored with the "Metal Guru" award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour event, which was organized by Classic Rock magazine. ---------------- B.O.S.C.H
German industrial-metalers B.O.S.C.H. have made four new tracks available for download on their MySpace profile.
--------------- MASTODON
MASTODON made its first national television appearance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on November 1. With a Wednesday night viewership of 2.4 million, this was major television exposure for the Atlanta fan favorites, whose critically acclaimed Reprise Records debut album, "Blood Mountain", has sold 54,000 copies in the United States since its release in early September.

Watch the "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" performance online at ---------------- mini news

Axel Rudi Pell is coming to London. See the German guitar hero at the Mean Fiddler on February 8. ------------ Grand Magus, Taint and Cudamantra are to support Orange Goblin at the Mean Fiddler in London on December 16. ----------- '80s LA metalheads Malice are the latest band to return from the dead. The new line-up features three original members: guitarists Jay Reynolds and Mick Zane , plus bassist Mark Behn. ----------- Veteran German metalheads Destruction are to release an album called 'Thrash Anthems' through AFM in late January. This features mainly re-recorded versions of the band's classic tracks, plus two new songs: 'Deposition (Your Heads Will Roll)' and 'Profanity'.
------------- Queen, Whitesnake and Iron Maiden were among the winners of the second annual 'Classic Rock' magazine awards. The full list is:

Best New Band: Roadstar
Best Reissue: Queen - A Night At The Opera
Best DVD: Whitesnake
Event Of The Year: Monsters Of Rock At Milton Keynes Bowl
Comeback Of The Year: New York Dolls
Band Of The Year: Whitesnake
Classic Album: Def Leppard - Hysteria
Metal Guru: Ronnie James Dio
Album Of The Year: Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life & Death
Vip Award: Rod Smallwood (Iron Maiden manager)
Classic Songwriter: Queen
Tommy Vance Inspiration: Phil Lynott
Living Legend: Alice Cooper ---------------------- Haste The Day, It Dies Today, Scary Kids Scaring Kids and Sugarcult are among those bands who’ve contributed tracks to the upcoming Immortal Records compilation ‘A Santa Cause II’. It will be available from November 21 at Part of the proceeds will go to the charity Cure Autism Now. ------------------ Korn have an EP called ‘Election Day’ available through iTunes. This features re-mixes of the song ‘Politics’. ----------------

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RE: Thread for Metal lovers - 9/11/2006 9:51:58 PM   

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French death metallers KRONOS have posted a new song entitled "The Road of Salvation," off their upcoming new album The Hellenic Torture, over at their official MySpace page.
============= ALL THAT REMAINS
Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS and Kansas' THE ESOTERIC have both been nominated for Best Metal Video of 2006 by  MTV2's Headbanger's Ball and Revolver Magazine, who are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of 2006.  The results will be announced during a special year-end edition of Headbanger's Ball in December. ALL THAT REMAINS is nominated for the video "This Calling," directed by Frankie Nasso (Mudvayne, Hatebreed) of Raging Nation Films, while THE ESOTERIC are nominated for video for "Your New Burden," directed by Matt Bass of factory features. Fans can vote for both clips by heading to and then clicking on VOTE. 

Both videos can be viewed on the Prosthetic Records YouTube page as well. -------------- Marc Rizzo shredding it up

Guitar X – London , UK -best quality clip others are a bit shite Music Live – Birmingham , UK - Pt.1 Music Live – Birmingham , UK - Pt.2 Music Live – Birmingham , UK - Pt.3 ---------------------------

You can check out two new PREMATURE BURIAL songs over at the band's official MySpace page.

Greek based SICKENING HORROR, featuring extraordinary NILE skins man George Kollias, has signed a multi-album agreement with Neurotic Records. The new album, entitled "When Landscapes Bled Backwards" has already been recorded and mixing and mastering duties have been handled by none less than Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Cannibal Corpse, a.o.).

Ruud Lemmen of Neurotic Records commented: "This fairly new death metal band was brought to our attention when having a brief meeting with George Kollias on a European NILE tour in early 2006. Ever since we've heard the recorded material it seemed destined that SICKENING HORROR and Neurotic Records would join forces. We are therefore very delighted to be able to work with this band."

The band added "We proudly announce that SICKENING HORROR became a part of the Neurotic Records family. Our debut album will soon be out on the shelves under the title "When Landscapes Bled Backwards." We are extremely happy about this cooperation since  is a label with top-notch bands and a very promising prospect for SICKENING HORROR's future. We would like to thank Ruud Lemmen at Neurotic Records for helping us spread the sickness and we can't wait to see you all on the road!"

Some songs to appear on the album are: "The Perfect Disease," "Imprisoned In Apocalypse" and "Forsake My Bleeding." An mp3 of the latter can be downloaded here. "When Landscapes Bled Backwards" will be planned in for release in early spring 2007 and touring options will be sorted out accordingly. -------------------- TYPE O NEGATIVE
It has been revealed that TYPE O NEGATIVE's new album will be entitled "Dead Again" and will tentatively be released in early 2007. ---------------- RUBIN

Acclaimed producer RICK RUBIN (SLAYER, METALLICA, JAY Z) has joined forces with a wealth of today's most popular musical and acting icons ranging from FLEA and OWEN WILSON to TOMMY LEE and JOHNNY DEPP as part of a tributary video to the legendary JOHNNY CASH. The all-star black and white cameo video, which combines action and still shots, will premiere tomorrow, November 9 on MTV.
---------------- MUCOPUS

You can check out a new song from MUCOPUS entitled "Super No Vacancy" over at the band's official MySpace page.

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell spoke to AOL Music about the making of his video for the theme song ("You Know My Name") for the new James Bond film "Casino Royale".

Cornell admited making the video was tricky, from a writing standpoint. "A lot of people that wrote treatments for it, it was kind of like, 'Make the singer a secret agent as well,' which didn't appeal to me. That's the obvious idea," he said. "It's so hard to make a video with film footage in it without it being kind of stupid."

What, then, was he looking for? "I just wanted somebody that could tell a simple story in a way that looks cinematic." He said Michael Hausman was the guy to do that. "I saw a couple of his videos and he had exactly that cinematic quality. So I just called him up."

Hausman, the singer said, decided to film Cornell doing what he normally does in his unusual job as a rock star — like "looking out at a window at a different city every night. Things that are not bad about what I do — actually good about what I do, but what makes it just different than the average job. It's simple as that."

The German powerhouse HEAVEN SHALL BURN triumphantly returns with "Deaf To Our Prayers", which is a stunning portrayal of sheer aggression and musical technicality that will quickly catch the attention of any extreme music fan. The group's new video for the track "Counterweight" — taken from their Summer Breeze 2006 festival performance — perfectly captures the band's live intensity in front a rabid German crowd. Click here to check it out.

Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) has revealed to Classic Rock magazine that HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring Dio alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — will likely headline next year's Monsters of Rock festival.

Monsters of Rock returned to the U.K. festival scene at Milton Keynes Bowl this past summer, with DEEP PURPLE as headliners. Now it looks like it will return in 2007, with HEAVEN AND HELL on the bill.

The following is a brief interview Classic Rock conducted with Dio at Monday's (Nov. 6) Classic Rock Roll of Honour event in London:

Classic Rock: Speaking of Tony Iommi, there are of course rumors that you will be reuniting with him, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward as HEAVEN AND HELL next year.

Ronnie: They're absolutely true. We'll probably be doing a year of touring together. And it's looking like you'll see us at the Monsters of Rock festival, then shows in America. And after that we'll come back to the U.K. for eight or nine more shows.

Classic Rock: That's amazing news. More amazing still was that Ozzy Osbourne wished you well with HEAVEN AND HELL.

Ronnie: Yes, he did. Bless Ozzy. He's a special, special person. He's one of the creators of heavy metal music. He deserves wondrous applause, he's a wonderful man and I hope he and Sharon's lives are very, very happy.

Ronnie James Dio recently spent time in the U.K. "kicking around ideas" with Tony Iommi for a couple of new tracks to be included on SABBATH's forthcoming box set, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years". In addition, according to Ozzy, a BLACK SABBATH tour with Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward will kick off late 2007 to coincide with the group's first new studio album featuring that lineup since 1978's "Never Say Die!"

Dio was honored with the "Metal Guru" award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour event, which was organized by Classic Rock magazine.

A new HIRAX track, entitlted "Lucifer's Inferno", is available for download at thius location.

Candlelight Records has uploaded a video from CROWBAR to its official MySpace page (in the "Videos" section).

Icelandic extreme metal band CHANGER has posted another new demo song, entited "Drown in Misery", on its MySpace page

Australia's The Metal Forge recently conducted an interview with NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On the group's songwriting process:

"We try not to be too relaxed when we're writing songs, because we feel that urgency and that on the edge sort of feeling can be helped by not giving ourselves too much time to come up with the material. I wouldn't want that kind of loose vibe that some other bands have. I would think that we would kind of get bored if we had to write an album that way. The momentum would be a little lacking I think. We like that pressure. At times I'll find myself at my computer tapping out lyrics with absolute ease, and other days I can have a complete mental block and find myself screaming the place down. But at the end of the day, that pressure to come up with stuff really works. I don't know why, but it just does. I guess we've just found our little way of making things work for us. This time around, we put ourselves under a little bit of pressure, as we always do, went in there and came up with whatever we came up with. There was no great master plan. We just came up with some songs, and recorded what we felt was good at the time. It was the same deal as always when it comes to making NAPALM DEATH albums. Only this time, I think everything came together perfectly."

On the new album's guest appearance by Anneke Van Giersbergen from Dutch progressive act THE GATHERING:

"Some bands might drag guests in for their album purely for the sake of having that someone sing on their album. But for us, we always do things in context. Jello Biafra (who appeared on 'The Great And The Good') was totally right for that track that he did. In fact, when you listen to the original guide vocal I did before Biafra did his thing, you can tell that he took the track to a whole other place. That's the whole point. If you're going to bring in another guest, they have to compliment the song, or add to the song rather than just sound the same. And for this album, Giersbergen's contributions to both 'Weltschmerz' and 'In Deference' were totally in context. Some people might say it's a bit fucking weird, but it's in context with what the song is actually about. You have to hear the song, because without hearing it, it does sound a little strange having someone like Giersbergen singing on a NAPALM DEATH track. I think both tracks sound very much like CELTIC FROST around the 'Morbid Tales' (1984) era. But then when you think of other bands in the past, like CRASS and CONFLICT, who always added female vocalists, it's not that strange. I always loved that, because it was in complete contrast to what the male vocalists were doing. I think it worked, because they complimented the songs really well. I've read what some people have already posted on some forums, but stuff like that is inevitable! (Laughs) They're saying things like, 'Ah! Operatic metal vocals! What are they doing?' Those people haven't heard that song yet. Once they hear it in context, they'll understand."

On touring:

“We're just about to dive in at the deep end, but it'll be fucking great. I'm dying to get out there and play some more shows. I love touring! (Laughs) Touring very much depends on your own feelings about yourself. Contrary to some romantic visions some have about touring or being in a band, it's a hard fucking slog. It really can be sometimes. You have to be ready to deal with that. Some people just aren't built to tour. When I say that, I don't mean the hedonistic side or the excessive side, because that's not NAPALM DEATH's about anyway. It's hard in the sense that you're away from home, there's no grounding and there's no personal touch about that nomadic life. You're either in a van or sharing a bus with a bunch of people just heading from place to place. You have to be equipped to deal with that. I am now, but I wasn't equipped for that for some time. Now, I'm really positive about life on the road. I like to make a positive out of anything. I'm looking forward to it, because I know that in the live sense, we're honed to a point now where we really fucking go for it. We're finding that we're really enjoying it now. It's great. We're even hoping to tour Australia this time around. It just hasn't worked out in the past, but hopefully that won't be a problem from this point on. We fucking need to be down there. It's been some ten years since we were last down there! (Laughs) We definitely make conscious efforts to make a tour work down there with our other tours (Regions such as Japan and Asia), so hopefully it'll be sooner rather than later."

Read the entire interview at

HOUSE OF LORDS' last-ever live recording with the original line-up, mirroring the show held at Firefest in Nottingham, England on November 26, 2005, will be released worldwide on Frontiers Records on January 26, 2007.

HOUSE OF LORDS is a legendary arena-rock band born on the ashes of GIUFFRIA. With three studio albums recorded between 1989 and 1992, this group became a milestone in melodic hard rock music. Mixing influences from JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE and VAN HALEN, HOUSE OF LORDS music has become a staple in rock fans' collections and playlists.

HOUSE OF LORDS reunited in the year 2000, after a seven-year hiatus, with the classic lineup featuring James Christian, Gregg Giuffria, Chuck Wright, Lanny Cordola and Ken Mary. Following the release of the comeback album "The Power & The Myth", HOUSE OF LORDS decided on a reunion tour that took the band to England and Greece for two outstanding shows in the fall of 2005.

The release of "Live in the UK" reflects the entire show held at Firefest in Nottingham, by the lineup featuring Christian, Wright, Cordola and Mary. A testament to a glorious line-up before HOUSE OF LORDS decided to move forward with new members with their successful new record "World Upside Down". A special studio track, "Havana" (written by Christian and Giuffria together with Tim Pierce and Mark Spiro — originally the Japan-only bonus track of "The Power & The Myth" album) has been added as a special gift to the fans.

"Live In The UK" includes the following tracks:

01. Sahara
02. Chains Of Love
03. Love Don't Lie
04. Pleasure Palace
05. Talkin' Bout Love
06. The Edge Of Your Life
07. Mind Trip
08. All Is Gone
09. The Rapture
10. I Wanna Be Loved
11. Can't Find My Way Home
12. Slip Of The Tongue
13. Havana (studio bonus track)

MJI Interactive reports that SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan played four new songs that could end up on the band's forthcoming reunion album during an intimate club show Tuesday (Nov. 7) in Los Angeles. Pete Townshend of legendary rock group THE WHO also was on the gig's bill, and reportedly spoke positively of Corgan's new tunes to an audience that included PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.

SMASHING PUMPKINS are currently working on their first new album since their break-up in 2000. The band is collaborating with producer Roy Thomas Baker, who has produced QUEEN and THE CARS, among others.

The group is also working with PANTERA and SOUNDGARDEN producer Terry Date.

Band founder Billy Corgan announced the reactivation of the SMASHING PUMPKINS last year. Aside from himself and Chamberlin, it is unknown whether original guitarist James Iha, original bassist D'Arcy Wretzky or latter-day bass player Melissa Auf der Maur will be involved in the project.
SONATA ARCTICA: 'The Collection 1999-2006' To Be Streamed Online

SONATA ARCTICA's "best of" collection, entitled "The Collection 1999-2006", will be streamed online in its entirety this Friday, November 10 at In addition to material from the band's studio albums, the CD includes new versions of the songs "My Land" and "Replica", both of which originally appeared on the group's 1999 debut, "Ecliptica".

"The Collection 1999-2006" (view cover here) track listing:

01. The Ruins of My Life
02. 8th Commandment
03. Don't Say A Word
04. Victoria's Secret
05. Tallulah
06. Wolf & Raven
07. Black Sheep
08. Broken
09. Kingdom for a Heart
10. FullMoon
11. My Land (2006 re-make)
12. The Cage
13. Last Drop Falls
14. UnOpened
15. San Sebastian (Revisited)
16. Ain't Your Fairytale
17. Replica (2006 re-make)
18. Wolf & Raven (promotional video)
19. The Cage (live at Tavastia)
20. Kingdom for a Heart (live at Tavastia)

"The Collection 1999-2006" is scheduled for release on November 15 via Spinefarm.

Finland's LULLACRY has uploaded a video clip of the band performing an acoustic version of the song "Every Single Day" last year at the Semifinal Club in Helsinki, Finland. Check it out at this location.

Fresh of the set of Quentin Tarantino's "Grindhouse" feature "Death Proof", Rosario Dawson has now joined the cast of Rob Zombie's animated feature "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto". Rosario plays Miss Velvet Von Black, the love of Dr. Satan's (Paul Giamatti) life.

Zombie is currently mixing a live album with producer Scott Humphrey for a tentative early 2007 release.

As previously reported, Rob Zombie's second feature film, "The Devil's Rejects" was named "Best Horror Movie" at the Spike TV's Scream Awards 2006, the first annual televised event which celebrates horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic books. Zombie also picked up a Chainsaw Award for "The Devil's Rejects". The "Killer Movie" award, presented Oct. 15 to Zombie by Robert "Freddy Kruger" Englund, was part of the first televised "Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards" to honor the best films and actors in the horror genre.
Guitarist DOUG ALDRICH Explains Why He's Not Happy With DIO's 'Holy Diver Live' Release

Marko Syrjälä of recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE guitarist Doug Aldrich. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Isn't it true that David [Coverdale] had plans to bring John Sykes back in the band before you came in picture?

Doug: I think he was talking to him about it, but I think he just decided he didn't really feel comfortable going back, he wanted to move forward. That was probably because of their disagreements from the past. Actually I talked with John some years ago when he was here with THIN LIZZY and then he wasn't too pleased to even talk about his past with WHITESNAKE

Doug: Well, I can understand that, but you know WHITESNAKE has always been David and then whoever David had, that's the one thing about WHITESNAKE is that the original, original members to me aren't the original members. When you're talking about Sykes and Vandenberg, and Rudy Sarzo, and all these people, they're not the original members to me, the original members is probably the first version with Ian Paice and Jon Lord? In your opinion, what line up ofWHITESNAKE is the most original then?

Doug: Maybe the next line up, the guys who did "Live in the Heart of the City", are the original guys, but those guys can't… Let's put it this way. WHITESNAKE covers a lot of material, and if you got one song first like "Ain't No Love In the Heart of the City", those guys are great for that but they can't do the Sykes-era stuff, probably as well as Sykes could or somebody like me and Randy. Have you ever personally met Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody?

Doug: No, Bernie came to a gig in Britain a couple of years ago but I didn't get to meet him, but I'm a big fan of both those guys, you know. That's great thing. You recently had lineup change in the band when bassist Marco Mendoza decided to leave. Can you tell us something more about the reasons which caused the breakup between him and the rest of the band?

Doug: Well, at the time, David told everybody, he goes "Look, I only want to work six months out of the year touring". And on those off times, I would go up to Lake Tahoe and we'd write, a couple times I went up just to hang, you know a mini-vacation, when you go to David's it's like going to a resort. But Marco had just had a baby — he didn't; his wife did — and you know he had responsibilities and he was getting offers to do things and he needed to make a commitment to those things, so he made a commitment to one that made it difficult for when WHITESNAKE wanted to work we had to wait for Marco, and there was some, just you know, I think Marco was wanting to do some other things, so David and Marco mutually agreed to go their separate ways. But there were no hard feelings afterwards?

Doug: Not really that I know of, no. I mean, it was just kind of a mutual thing. I love working with Marco, Marco and I are really good friends and we got along great on the road. We used to hang out all the time and stuff so I was gonna miss Marco, I tried to see if there was a way to maybe work around it so we could carry on with that lineup but David said "Look, Marco and I have talked and this is what we agreed on." David probably had the right idea, he had to do what he had to do and Marco needed to do what he had to do and so we ended up getting Uriah, Uriah's doing a really great job and he's kind of similar to Marco in a lot of ways. When "Killing the Dragon" came out it was really refreshing to hear uptempo songs from DIO because the music on previous albums "Magica", "Strange Highways" and "Angry Machines" is just heavy, slow and mid tempo stuff which is actually quite boring to be honest?

Doug: Well, Ronnie loves that stuff though. That's the thing too, well, people say, maybe they might blame something on Craig but it's Ronnie's choice, you know, probably the reason why "Killing the Dragon" ended up being more uptempo and more guitar shred stuff is 'cause Ronnie was just tired at that point, he just wanted to get the fucking thing done so he just left me alone in the studio to just do what I wanted I would say at the end "Hey Ronnie come check this out," and he would go "Fucking brilliant!" As long as it was close he was happy. I think what he really loves is the really slow stuff, and it's not like, well people go "Craig's not playing with a lot of fire" or whatever, because maybe Ronnie doesn't want that you know? We already talked about that earlier but you mentioned then that you are not too satisfied with "Holy Diver Live" album?

Doug: Nah, it just doesn't sound like what we sounded like together before, I mean, Rudy's great and Simon played great on it, I thought Simon did a great solo, Simon's great, and Scott Warren sounded great, but Ronnie was tired and Ronnie doesn't sound his absolute best. He still sounded kick ass, but he was under stress man, he had to make a change mid-tour. I had been in the band for a total of seven shows I think it was, before that thing, and I wasn't up to speed, I couldn't even remember what song came next. I kept having to look at the set list all the time, "What song is that? How does it start?" I couldn't remember, you know. I came over to help, fill in, and see what would happen in the future but then all of a sudden it's like "Doug's in the band, we're doing a DVD" and I was like "Whoa, whoa, whoa". Originally I thought that was gonna be some footage for a live something, a tribute to Ronnie or like something from his whole career, but it turned into a full on DVD and I didn't play my best, it was not my rig, I was using rental amps, it just sounded like crap man. We didn't even do a sound check that day for that DVD. And I got onstage and both Rudy and I were really freaked out by how it sounded onstage, it sounded really bizarre. So he had to turn down because he was so loud, it was freaking him out, and my sound, I was having trouble with the rentals and it just sounded really uninspiring and I tried to just do my best and play through it, I think there were a couple spots where I played pretty cool, actually like some of the RAINBOW stuff I though it was pretty cool cause it was different, and a couple of like "Gypsy" and stuff like that, but "Stand Up and Shout", I wasn't happy with that, it's just… and "Don't Talk to Strangers" was another one, on "Evil or Divine" I had been playing that song for the whole tour so I had got something in my head that worked and sounded good, kind of sounded like the record a little bit but it was in my style, my own thing. But on the "Holy Diver Live" I couldn't remember the solo, I just was like "Okay what key are we in? Okay I'm just gonna jam". And it just wasn't as good for me, plus the mix I don't like.

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A rare live video of PAPA ROACH performing the song "Decompression Period" in Barcelona, Spain back in 2003 can be seen on the new PAPA ROACH YouTube channel located lhere.
CORNELL 2:  Upcoming Solo Album To Feature MICHAEL JACKSON Cover

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell told that his upcoming second solo studio LP will feature his cover of MICHAEL JACKSON's 1982 hit "Billie Jean".

"I didn't plan on it," he said. "It just sort of happened organically. I changed the music quite a bit, I didn't touch the lyrics. And it's not a joke. I took a completely different approach to it, musically. It's like when Johnny Cash did [the SOUNDGARDEN song] 'Rusty Cage', " on Cash's 1996 LP "Unchained", "and people started calling me and leaving messages saying, 'I heard the JOHNNY CASH version and the lyrics are really, really great.' No one ever told me that before. Ever. Not once. This is kind of like that. It does that to this song, because it's really an emotional song.

"The lyrical content is kind of panicky, because — well, it's a pretty bad thing, someone coming and lying to you, saying you're the father of their kid and you're not."
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A number of special launch nights are to being planned to coincide with the upcoming release of the Metallica DVD 'The Videos: 1989-2004'. These happen at December 1: London Rock @ The Mean Fiddler, Bristol Ramshackle @ Academy. December 2 - Liverpool Loaded @ Krazy House, Nottingham Distortion @ Rock City, Glasgow Cathouse, Manchester Jilly's Rock World, Birmingham Edward's No. 8, Hull Spiders, Newcastle Legends, Brighton Rock @ Hove Town Hall. There will be competition prizes on offer at every night.
Norma Jean release new album 'Redeemer' on January 15, in the UK. See the band live, with He Is Legend, at Birmingham Academy III January 16, Manchester Academy III 17, Sheffield Corporation 18, Leeds Cockpit 20, Stoke Sugar Mill 21, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 22, Oxford Zodiac 23, London Islington Academy 24.
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It's catching on now. Thunderstone have put themselves in the running to represent Finland in next year's Eurovision Song Contest, won this year by Lordi. Thunderstone are on a short list of 12 nominees.
Norwegians Red Harvest will title their new record ‘A Greater Darkness’. This will be out in February.
The Abominable Iron Sloth have split up. The band have faced various problems in the past couple of months, and have now decided to go their separate ways.
Canadian hardcore crew Cursed are to issue an EP called ‘Blackened At Sunrise’ through Goodfellow Records. This will include a cover of Bryan Adams’ ‘Run To You’.

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An e-card for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's upcoming "Far Beyond The Sun" DVD (Universal), featuring two of the legendary Swedish guitarist's earliest live concert videos — "Trial By Fire: Live in Leningrad" and "Live '85" — is available at this location.

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have launched KamTV on There you will find all KAMELOT videos, interviews, clips from the new band's newly released DVD and more.

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki last week with producer Janne Joutsenniemi to begin recording its third album, "Victory Songs", for a February 21 release via Spinefarm. A CD single will precede the album on February 7.

Raw video footage of last night's (Nov. 9) induction of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott to the Dallas Hard Rock Café walk of fame has been posted online at Accepting the honor on behalf and in memory of Dimebag was his brother, Vinnie Paul, and lifelong partner, Rita Haney.

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy, former EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza have joined forces in a brand new project called DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP). The band, which also features such other San Francisco Bay Area notables as Phil Demmel (guitar; MACHINE HEAD, ex-VIO-LENCE) and Willy Langenhuizen (bass; RAMPAGE, LAAZ ROCKIT), is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its debut album, due in 2007. The group's complete lineup is as follows:

Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Vocals
Steve "Zetro" Souza (LEGACY, EXODUS) - Vocals
Andy Billy (SACRED DOG, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Guitar
Greg Bustamante (RAMPAGE) - Guitar
Steve Robello (OUT OF CONTROL) - Guitar
Willy Langenhuizen (RAMPAGE, LAAZ ROCKIT) - Bass
John Souza - Bass
Danny Cunningham - Drums

A photo of DUBLIN DEATH PATROL, taken by Gene Ambo, can be viewed at this location. [Standing (left to right): Langenhuizen, Andy Billy, Bustamante, Robello, Cunningham; Kneeling (left to right): Steve Souza, Chuck Billy]

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HAMMERFALL's Appearance On Kids' Morning Show Draws Complaints From Parents

After HAMMERFALL's participation in the kids' morning show "Lattjo Lajban" on national Swedish TV4 (Channel 4) Thursday morning (Nov. 9), a number of parents called in and e-mailed the TV station to complain about TV4's decision to air portions of the group's vampire-themed "Natural High" clip, which the parents felt was unsuitable for children. More information (in Swedish) can be found at this location.

To view the "Natural High" video, click here.

METAL CHURCH's video for the song "Mirror of Lies" has been posted online at this location (you must have Flash enabled to view the video). The clip was shot by Roax Films on the band's "Light in the Dark" summer European tour at the Wacken Open Air festival and in Hamburg at the Markthalle.

Polish progressive rock/metal band MOONLIGHT has posted an edited verion of its new track "Reset" on the Metal Mind Productions MySpace page.

NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen has posted a new entry in the "Band Diary" section of the group's official web site. Read it at this location.

U.K. newspaper Lincolnshire Echo recently published an article about SAXON's secret gig which took place October 27 at Bivouac club in Lincoln, England. The gig was filmed by London-based Ten Alps Telvision for a series which follows the ups and downs of various music venues. Check out a scan of the article at this location.

A video clip of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich presenting the "Future Sounds" award to GNARLS BARKLEY at last week's 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen, Denmark has been posted online at

A nine-minute audio interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali, conducted recently by Norway's Metal Express Radio, has been posted online at this location.

According to, Massachusetts-based metallers SHADOWS FALL have set "Threads of Life" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in March via Atlantic Records. The Grammy-nominated band's follow-up to 2004's critically acclaimed "The War Within", and its companion release, 2006's "Fallout from the War" (both released on Century Media Records) is currently being recorded at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA with producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR, RUSH). A studio journal covering the recording process for the new can be found at

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn recently spoke to about the group's upcoming album, "The Blackening", tentatively due late March via Roadrunner Records.

"We really didn't want to play it safe on this record," he explained. "We kind of came back from the dead with 'Through the Ashes of Empires', and the safest thing we could've done would've been to just stay in [that] vein and try to keep that formula because it worked last time. Not that there was a formula really. We just started writing and the music that we were writing just started going in this far more complex, intricate and layered direction. It's not like we sat there and intentionally did it. It just kind of [happened]. Pretty soon we ended up having 10-minute-long songs. But the thing that's really cool about it is, we're not just jamming on three riffs for 10 minutes. This is molten riffage — just 20, 30 crushing riffs per song."

Flynn said MACHINE HEAD was on a RUSH kick (particularly 1977's "A Farewell to Kings") during the writing of "The Blackening", and even took a few cues from the Canadian prog-rock icons.

"The one thing that they did is that they'd have these long songs that constantly had a continuing theme throughout them," he said. "The songs always reverted back to this one melody or this one hook — and that kept it in the context of a song so that ultimately, it wasn't just riff soup for 10 minutes. It kind of had some things that took you on a journey and then brought you back to something familiar. And that's something that we really started to try and bring into the mix. We'd have these long songs, but then we'd go back to these choruses or these hooks, but in a different context. The more we did it, the more we got excited about it. For whatever reason, it's worked."

MACHINE HEAD plans to begin mixing the album next week with Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, SEPULTURA) and will shoot a video for the album's first single next month. As for touring, Flynn said there's a big announcement on the way. He claims they'll be touring from February through April "on a huge tour we're super-excited about." Flynn said MACHINE HEAD will spend most of 2007 on the road.


Swedish metallers DREAMLAND supported HAMMERFALL at their "Threshold" record-release party on October 21 at Trägårn in Gothenburg, Sweden. A video clip of DREAMLAND performing the song "Hearts Like Lions" at the concert has been posted online at

SIN DEALER, the band featuring members of SEA OF GREEN, SONS OF OTIS, EDWIN and PLASMA BLAST, will enter Escarpment Sound in Toronto on December 1 with Gary Honess (I MOTHER EARTH, BURNING THE DAY, SEA OF GREEN) back at the helm to begin recording its new CD. "Working with Gary is a blast, he's a good friend and he knows the sound we're going for," commented drummer Jeff Zurba. "We're proud of our first CD but the new one is almost like a brand new band. We were only together for a few months when that CD was recorded and now we have been together for over two years. We've definitely hit our stride and found our sound which has gotten a lot heavier". The CD is due for a spring release.

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TRIVIUM artist Paul Romano has released a very limited-edition art print of the angel from the band's "Ascendancy" album. The print size is 40x28" (image is 36x23.5"), 101x71cm (image 91x60cm), hand-signed and numbered by the artist. Pre-orders are being taken now. Shipping begins December 1, 2006, in time for Christmas! You can purchase them at this location. For updates on artwork, visit Paul at or add him on MySpace.

According to a posting on CRADLE OF FILTH's official web site, the band re-visited Backstage studios in Derbyshire, England recently with producer Andy Sneap to finish off mixes on a few leftover tracks from the "Thornography" sessions, set for release sometime next year. Check out pictures from the studio at this location.

According to a posting on STATIC-X's MySpace page, the band is "currently writing a new record set for an early 2007 release! Good things come to those who wait..." No further details are currently available.

STATIC-X performed live in Las Vegas on October 26 as part of the "Saw III" release party at Rain. The band's latest album, "Start a War", came out in June 2005 via Warner Bros. Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Shadow Zone" was produced by Ulrich Wild and was the group's first release with new drummer Nick Oshiro. Early STATIC-X guitarist Koichi Fukuda — who officially rejoined the band in March 2005 — handled the programming and keyboard duties during the recording process.
JOEY VERA To Launch Blog On Studio Methods And Techniques

Bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his MySpace page:

"I will be starting a blog series on the methods and techniques I used during the making of A CHINESE FIREDRILL 'Circles' [solo project].

"I frequently get questions about how I do things in the studio so I decided to post blogs on just that. For the tech-minded or the 'studio-curious,' come on back soon for what details I can remember!

"Topics I'll cover will include:

* How the hell I came up with the songs in the first place!

* What happens next? Put the mind and hands to the record button.

* Techniques I used for getting sounds. Was that a fart?

* Writing lyrics and singing, or trying to.

* The dreaded mix.

"And some more stuff if I think of it. But I'll post these as soon as I can get them to print. First one will come soon. If any of you have specific questions, I may not be able to answer them all but maybe it will spark a topic for one of the blogs, so feel free to send any questions or comments with regard to recording, production thingys."

A preview of the new STAIND DVD, "The Videos", in the form of a clip of the band performing an acoustic cover of TOOL's "Sober" has been made available online. The video was filmed live at the Hiro Ballroom in New York City. Check it out:

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METALLICA's official web site has been updated with the following message:

"The lights go down, the last strains of AC/DC fade out and METALLICA are about to step foot on stage, but not until 'Ecstasy of Gold' plays. The very familiar composition from the classic film 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' has been opening METALLICA shows for over two decades, and now the band will honor its composer Ennio Morricone by contributing their recording of the song to a tribute album coming out in the spring of 2007.

"Morricone, the internationally acclaimed composer of over 400 film and television scores, will be celebrating his 78th birthday tomorrow as he prepares to make his on-stage debut in North America at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on February 3, 2007. He will be conducting a 200-piece orchestra and choir performing songs from some of his best known scores. The subsequent tribute album will also feature Andrea Bocelli, Yo-Yo Ma, Bruce Springsteen, and Celine Dion and more."
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Funeral For A Friend have firmed up plans for their next album. It will be produced by Gil Norton. Expect a release next year.
Heaven And Hell – Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler – are now in the frame to headline next year’s Monsters Of Rock Festival, at the Milton Keynes Bowl. More soon.
Green Day are to have their first two albums, ‘1,039/Smooth Out Slappy Hours’ and ‘Kerplunk’, re-issued next month by Warner Bros. The pair were originally released by Lookout! Records in 1991 and ’92, respectively.

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There is another live video of IF HOPE DIES performing their track 'Nuked From Orbit' available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website: The footage was taken at The Furnace in Syracuse, NY earlier this year. The band recently announced their hiatus.
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Flip/Atlantic Records has released the first video off of STAIND's first-ever hits collection, "The Singles: 1996-2006". The album arrives in stores on November 14. A separate companion DVD, entitled "STAIND: The Videos", will be released simultaneously.

You can check out the acoustic cover of TOOL's 'Sober' below:

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v“Let Go,” a cover of a hit song on the Garden State Soundtrack by Frou Frou (Imogen Heap) has been released by A STATIC LULLABY.  This song will be available for streaming on their myspace page at  The song will also be available on and downloadable at iTunes.------

You can check out another new song off MENACER's upcoming demo over at their official MySpace page.

…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD’s brand new album is available for preview it in its entirety on Myspace at ---------------- NAPALM DEATH Frontman Discusses American Politics
Josh Thorne of the FourteenG e-zine recently conducted an interview with NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

FourteenG: Now, as far as songwriting goes, it really seems like religion is the main lyrical focus with "Smear Campaign".

Barney: Yes, that was the definite intention. Religion is an age-old thing, but it's very topical at the moment. Not only are we seeing numerous religious conflicts around the world, but we're also dealing with this concept of intelligent design being taught in schools. Have you heard about this?

FourteenG: I actually think I have.

Barney: Well, it basically discounts the theory of evolution and teaches that all of the organisms were actually created by some divine inspiration, like the hand of God. This is just ridiculous, because they're trying to push religion as a part of the school curriculum! I just don't understand how they're trying to infiltrate a place of learning and get rid of a scientific theory that has been proven time and again for so long! They're going to get rid of that, and base it on stories in religious mythology? What the fuck, man?

FourteenG: I can't believe that, bro.

Barney: It's quite puzzling to me, because there is a new secondary school in England called a capital school. They are partly funded by the state and partly funded by private investors. The groups and representatives of these schools are very much steeped in Christian backgrounds. They're trying to enforce these beliefs in these schools that are being converted to capital schools and unfortunately, one of those schools happens to be my old school. So now, I'm actually involved in an action group of sorts to try and stop this. It's really frightening to see the extent of these people's desire to exert their power and control over the human race. As the opposition, it's very difficult to make headway against these people. Not only will the fundamentalist Christians change the curriculum, but they'll also change the way the school is run as well. I greatly fear they will turn it into this, sort of totalitarian institution even down to the admissions policies. This is quite personal to me, as you can obviously see.

FourteenG: Have you ever considered going into social and political activism full time, brother?

Barney: The thought has actually crossed my mind, and it's possible. I used to be a member of the Labor Party here in the England when the party actually stood for something. As far as being a politician, I'd never do that because politics is really all about being full of hot air. There's not really any politicians I actually like, to be honest with you. The one guy I have a lot of respect for is Ralph Nader. I don't know why, but there's something I like about that guy.

FourteenG: And you know, even the title of your album "Smear Campaign" is very proper considering the way that the political system works. I mean, none of these politicians ever talk about what they're going to do for the people, just why their opponent shouldn't be the one elected. I mean, that's all it is!

Barney: That's the whole point, man! You're exactly right, because politics doesn't matter. Human beings matter, and a lot of people have lost sight of that. If we want to live in a civilized world, we have to make steps to do that and right now, no one is making those steps. I've always heard about how wonderful the Democrats are in America, but after visiting America, I'm not so sure about that. I mean, of course, they're a nice alternative to the Republicans but that's not really something to base your entire party's existence upon. I was in Florida before the last election down there, and the issue came up about gay rights. There was a gay man in the audience that basically said, "I'm a gay man and I'm not looking for special privileges, I just want to be treated equally. I want to be able to marry my partner, and I shouldn't have to justify that. What would you do to help me?" and the Republican wrote him off, as expected. I expected the Democrat to offer a different perspective, but he didn't. He really tried to shy away from the issue and change the subject. I was watching this and just saying, you know, "Shut the fuck up." I mean, why are we worrying about this stupid fucking bullshit? Why do politicians feel that they have a right to interfere in this sort of thing? It's bullshit, man.

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Saturday night (Nov. 11) in Washington, D.C. at the Rock & Roll Hotel, PENTAGRAM vocalist Bobby Liebling joined Swedish doom crew WITCHCRAFT on stage to perform PENTAGRAM's "When the Screams Come" and "Yes, I Do". Video of the performance can be found at --------------- CKY Frontman's WORLD UNDER BLOOD Death Metal Project Putting Finishing Touches On Demo
CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has sent the following updated to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"I am near completion of the three-song demo by my death metal side project WORLD UNDER BLOOD. The three tracks featured are 'Under the Autumn Low', 'God Among the Waste', and 'Dead and Still in Pain'. I want to thank [drummer] Tim Yeung [VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL] and engineer Logan Mader [MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY] for allowing a comfortable environment that has catered to my desire to create the metal that I wanted to make. All I have left are some vocals and then mixing master James Murphy [TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY] will, as usual, bring it to perfection. In the meantime, I will be recruiting top knotch musicians to fill the lineup to be active during any CKY downtime."

Deron Miller is widely credited for conceiving the long-awaited DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", as a means to help guitarist James Murphy raise money for his medical bills (Murphy is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001).

The project, which has the blessing of the family of late DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner (who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor), has been in the works for the last couple of years and is expected to feature a number of special guest appearances, including those by members of SLIPKNOT, NEVERMORE, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X, and MALEVOLENT CREATION. -------------------- STRYPER

STRYPER singer Michael Sweet filmed a music video in September for the song "Take My Life" in support of the movie "One Night with the King". The video, which also features Michael's daughter Ellena performing interpretive dance, has been receiving rave reviews and is being broadcast on TBN. Watch it online at this location.

In other news, is running a month-long promotion of Amy Hagberg's book "How Do You Know He's Real? God Unplugged" in November. Each week, they will post a different excerpt from the book. One of the first excerpts from the book is a testimony by Michael Sweet. Check it out at this location.
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MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, has almost finished recording its new album, tentatively titled "Invention - Or How The World Came To An End And Why We Did It", at Spiren Studio in Rognes (near Trondheim) with producer Rune Stavnesli. The CD will be the group's first for U.K.'s Candlelight Records and is planned for an early 2007 release. The second in a series of planned studio blogs has been posted at this location. -------------- KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: First Track-By-Track Commentary Available
A hilarious track-by-track commentary by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and vocalist Howard Jones covering the first three songs on the band's upcoming album, "As Daylight Dies", has been posted online at this location. Three clips will go up each day at the same location. --------------- BULLDOZER
The cover artwork for the upcoming CD book box, "Regenerated in the Grave", containing the complete discography from BULLDOZER — one of the oldest and most respected thrash metal bands from Italy — has been posted online at this location. -------------- OMNIUM GATHERUM Begins Recording New Album; Studio Diary Launched
Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM entered Southeast Studios in Karhula, Finland on November 6 with producer Teemu Aalto to begin recording their third album, tentatively titled "Stuck Here On Snake's Way". So far, the drums have been recorded, according to a posting on the group's web site. A studio diary following the band's progress has been launched at this location. --------------- Bach

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following update:

"Last Tuesday [Nov. 7], we went to WCCC Radio in Hartford, CT at 2 in the afternoon the day of show to perform three songs live, acoustic, in the studio. We did 'Little Wing' [JIMI HENDRIX cover], 'I Remember You' [SKID ROW], and the brand new song 'By Your Side'. It is always with some amount of trepidation that I enter into these situations live on the radio 'without a net,' not knowing the surroundings or how good the sound is gonna be. Well, I am happy to say that the session went great and I am real happy with how the sound went out on the air live all over Connecticut. Check out 'By Your Side' acoustic version [at this location]... the album version is not acoustic but I am really digging how Metal Mike and Johnny Chromatic pulled this song off without drums or bass. This song was written by [producer] Roy Z [HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON] and myself and will be on the new record coming out in 2007!" ----------- STUCK MOJO:
Atlanta-based rap-metal pioneers STUCK MOJO, who recently announced the addition of vocalist Lord Nelson to the group's lineup, have posted another new track, entitled "Home", on their MySpace page. Also available at the same location are the songs "Metal is Dead" and "That's When I Burn". "All three of these tracks are rough mixes from my home studio and final mixes are scheduled for next week at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta," stated STUCK MOJO mainman/guitarist Rich Ward. ------------ METALIUM
German metallers METALIUM have finalized the track listing for their sixth album, "Nothing to Undo – Chapter VI", due in February 2007.

Commented the band: The lyrical themes are about the deepest innerside of a human being…. Lies, betrayal, false friends… but also about honour, loyalty and blind understanding. In general, the most direct and dramatic lyrics of METALIUM so far and more related to reality than the other chapters. Once more, the lyrics were written by Lars [Ratz, bass] and Michael [Ehre, drums] and we feel that we are getting more and more closer with our style of writing, even though both writers kept definitely their own style, as always."

"Nothing to Undo – Chapter VI" track listing:

01. Spineless Scum
02. Spirits
03. Mindeless
04. Straight Into Hell
05. Mental Blindness
06. Heroes
07. Way Home
08. Dare
09. Follow the Sign
10. Show Must Go On (QUEEN cover)
11. Way Home – Orchestral (Japanese bonus track)

A complete album preview can be heard and or downloaded at this location. ---------------- THE HAUNTED: Video Diary From European Tour Posted Online
Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have uploaded a 10-minute video diary from part one of the band's world tour in support of their new album, "The Dead Eye". Watch it at -------------- DEADLY BLESSING
A video clip of South Jersey power metal gods DEADLY BLESSING performing a cover of LIZZY BORDEN's "Notorious" live at the Boricua Metal Fest III in Cayey, Puerto Rico on Saturday, November 11 has been posted online at -------------- DIVINITY DESTROYED: Lineup Change Announced, New Video Posted Online

Toms River, New Jersey-based progressive metal band DIVINITY DESTROYED has issued the following update:

"DIVINITY DESTROYED has always taken chances in their seven-year history and now they have done it again... completely on their own. Mark Ward has retired his duties on guitar and vocals and moved over to the keyboards and vocals to add an interesting edge that isn't very mainstream in the genre. Also, they have announced Rick Flanegan (ex-BEYOND THE FLESH) has taken over on guitar. At the same time this announcement was made last week, they also brought with them a new song 'Forever and Never' and a video for it. The song and video feature the new lineup and gives the viewer a good taste of what it they'll look like now."

To check out the song and video, go to ----------- ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman Guests On WORLD DOWNFALL CD: Audio Available

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has laid down guest vocals in the track "Your Shadow Moves Faster Than Mine" on the new CD from Cologne, Germany-based old-school grind band WORLD DOWNFALL, entitled "Beyond Salvation". Check it out at this location. Gossow and WORLD DOWNFALL also teamed up to record a TERRORIZER cover, "Corporation Pull In". ----------- DIAMOND HEAD Announces First U.K. Date For 2007
NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have announced their first U.K. date for 2007 — Thursday, April 19 at the Robin in Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton. Support at the show will come from DEMON.

As previously reported, DIAMOND HEAD has been confirmed for the Keep It True VIII festival, set to take place April 14 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.

DIAMOND HEAD is currently working on its new studio album, "What's In Your Head?", tentatively due in early 2007. The new CD is shaping up to be "a powerful but varied collection of songs," according to a posting on the group's web site. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "This Planet and Me" (which is said to be "an immediate favorite"), "Nothing to Lose" ("an hypnotic track with great lyrics from [singer] Nick Tart"), and the "Reign Supreme" ("the heaviest track DIAMOND HEAD have recorded since 'Am I Evil?'").
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NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has commented on the band's video for the song "When All is Said and Done", the first clip from the their "Smear Campaign' album. The video was shot during the band's hectic touring schedule by the young, upcoming director and photographer Kevin Wildt.

Said Barney: "It's often hard given the short timeframe of a video to express all the ideas you'd like to, but I think the 'When All Is Said And Done' clip is a nice, short, sharp shock to the system. The idea was to try and compare and contrast the way that elitism drives (often violent) religious activity, and I think we achieved that alongside the usual charged live performance.

"That bit where you see me being pulled back by the guy with ropes (who is actually meant to be the guy from the 'Smear Campaign' album cover) really fucking hurt quite a bit — rope burns and all that. Never let it be said that NAPALM DEATH doesn't suffer for its art!"

Watch the video at this location. ------------------ FEAROFHATRED
FEAROFHATRED, the electro-death metal band located in Lincoln, England, have a preview of their "Anthology" CD available online at this location.
-------------- THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER recently conducted an interview with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER vocalist Trevor Strnad. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Now, I've heard THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER described as death metal, melodic death metal, metalcore, emo and more. How would you best describe the music of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER?

Trevor Strnad: I've always said that we're melodic death metal. We are mostly influenced by Swedish bands and CARCASS. The heavy end of our sound is the American style creeping in, with some Floridian influences like MORBID ANGEL, MALEVOLENT CREATION and that kind of stuff. We've been labelled more often because of our look than our sound, which is dumb, and speaks volumes about what kind of geniuses are out there! Indeed it does. Do you get tired of the Internet forum "keyboard warriors" who often take shots at the band for stupid reasons, such as the perception that you "don't look metal" or whatever else?

Trevor Strnad: We had to pretty much get over that. It hasn't stopped us from touring with CANNIBAL CORPSE, so fuck it. The Internet has had a lot of positive effects for us too, such as the fact that a lot of word of mouth is obviously spread through it. In the early days, it was all we had. We didn't have the means to tour until the Metal Blade deal. I'm thankful such a tool exists! The band has publicly stated that you proudly wear your influences on your sleeves. Who are some of the band's main influences, both lyrically and musically, particularly on the latest album?

Trevor Strnad: A few more recent influences that have come in since "Unhallowed" are CAPHARNAUM and NECROPHAGIST — you'll notice a huge leap in the technicality of the record. We also let the CARCASS influences show a lot. Listen to the galloping chorus of "A Vulgar Picture" — that's from the "Heartwork" handbook! "Unhallowed" was more strictly AT THE GATES. Lyrically, the influences are quite varied. I wanted to display the excitement that we were a part of. We had never expected to be here, to be coming to Australia and touring all over the world. It's amazing to us, still. Some of the songs are anthems of the positives and negatives of touring. There are also a few more personal songs, whereas "Unhallowed" was strictly fictional. "Flies" is about a failed love affair with a recovering bulimic. I tried to repulse people in a way that wasn't typified; to really talk about some heinous shit that happens in real life. "Spite Suicide" is about another failed love and our aborted child. A lot of this album was therapeutic in a way. I don't like to retread over past problems, but the band had a well-publicized falling out with two members last year. Just how much did some of the shit-talking affect the band and was there ever a point where you considered calling it quits?

Trevor Strnad: After our headlining tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CEPHALIC CARNAGE and INTO THE MOAT, Brian and I sat down together and discussed how we had been displeased with the way the band had been performing. Here we were, headlining successful tours and playing Ozzfest, and at the end of the day, we felt like we didn't represent the band's name in the way that we had always envisioned. We decided it best to cancel the upcoming Canadian tour and fire our rhythm section in favour of hunting people down who were more capable, had better attitudes, and actually practiced their craft outside of actual band practice. It was kinda scary at the time, and coupled with Zach Gibson's immature slandering we had a lot working against us. I still can't believe that anyone would do such a thing; whether he was bitter or not. This band has always been my dream along with Brian's — Zach should know that. There was quite a bit of backlash from people who felt as though they knew Dave and Zach, that they were somehow more important to the band than they actually were. The core of the band has always been the three of us: Brian, John and myself. Everything was written by the three of us, and until these three people are broken apart, this band will always be THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

Read the entire interview at ----------------- RADICAL NERVE DISTORTION
Dutch hardcore outfit RADICAL NERVE DISTORTION has finished recording its first full-length CD, "Old Style Scare Tactics", at Excess studios in Rotterdam. Four tracks from the album — "Congress of Lies", "Patient Zero", "Dive Bomber" and "Precision Shot" — can be found on the band's MySpace page. ----------------- AMON AMARTH
Sweden's AMON AMARTH has launched a tour diary covering the band's current European trek. Check it out at this location.

AMON AMARTH's latest CD, "With Oden on Our Side", entered the national album chart in Sweden at No. 21 and in Austria at No. 27. The album has also debuted on the German national chart at position No. 21. This is the highest chart entry in Germany of any band on the Metal Blade roster, according to a posting on the group's web site.

As previously reported, AMON AMARTH's video for the song "Runes to my Memory" has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). An exclusive media player for "With Oden On Our Side", featuring two songs from the album, can be accessed at this location. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren. ------------------ BlankTV, the Net's biggest D.I.Y. punk, hardcore and indie music video site has just gone live with a complete relaunch offering lightning quick video speeds, live chat, a completely revamped site and hundreds of new and classic music videos and live clips.

BlankTV first launched in 1999 and currently offers almost 3,000 free, uncensored music videos and live clips spanning the past twenty-five years of indie and underground music. ----------- DOPE STARS INC
Three songs from the upcoming DOPE STARS INC. album, "Gigahearts", have been posted online at the band's MySpace page. Check out the tracks "Play 'N' Kill", "Can You Imagine" and "Technologic Age" at this location. ----------- THE CULT's IAN And BILLY Visit Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR: Audio Available
Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy of THE CULT dropped by 93.3 WMMR in Philadelphia on Friday (November 10). They talked about the praise the group's new lineup has received from fans, plans for new material, Ian being compared to Jim Morrison of THE DOORS, where they've been living, Ian's pleasure that Donald Rumsfeld resigned, and more. They also performed an acoustic version of "Star". Download and listen to the interview at this location. ------------ WALLS OF JERICHO is featuring a video interview with WALLS OF JERICHO. Watch it at this location. ------------ ELIS
German metal webzine is currently premiering audio samples from the upcoming ELIS album, "Griefshire", at this location. Also available at the same location is an exclusive interview (in German) with ELIS bassist Tom Saxer. ------------ Legendary Birmingham Nightclub Edward's No. 8 Destroyed In Fire
BBC News reports that a major fire (photo) has destroyed the legendary Edward's No. 8 metal/rock nightclub in Birmingham, England's city center.

Five hundred people had to be led to safety as the blaze took hold in the early hours of Sunday (Nov. 12) at the club.

Ten people were treated for minor injuries but firefighters, who praised the nightclub staff for their actions, believe all inside the club escaped.

Up to 50 firefighters tackled the blaze and prevented the flames spreading to nearby apartment blocks. Structural tests will be carried out later.

About 25 firefighters remained at the scene in Lower Severn Street on Sunday.

Fire crews were alerted at about 1:10 a.m. GMT, and appliances from across the city were called in.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokeswoman said the club had been evacuated by the time they were called.

It was initially feared that club-goers could have been trapped in the burning building but it was later determined that everyone inside had escaped.

One eyewitness, who lives in an apartment block close to the scene, said he could see flames and smoke shooting from the roof of the club.

Rabinder Bhachu, a BBC employee, said: "I was woken up by the noise of the fire engines, as well as the smell of smoke coming into my building.

"The club is between two streets, and there seems to be flames coming from either side of the building. It does seem to be spreading." ------------------------ SAINTS OF THE UNDERGROUND Featuring JANI LANE, BOBBY BLOTZER: Audio Available
SAINTS OF THE UNDERGROUND (formerly ANGEL CITY OUTLAWS), the new band featuring Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT) on vocals, Keri Kelli (ALICE COOPER) on guitar, Bobby Blotzer (RATT) on drums and Chuck Wright (HOUSE OF LORDS, QUIET RIOT) on bass, has uploaded audio samples of two songs — "Good Times" and "Signs of Life" — at the web site of Blotzer's Diamond recording facility in Houston, Texas. The tracks come off the group's debut album, "Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner", tentatively due early next year. Lane recently commented on the CD: "We have had the opportunity to mix our record with Andy Johns of [THE ROLLING] STONES and [LED] ZEPPELIN fame, to name two of hundreds. Google him if you don't believe me. He was an English prince and we had a blast working together. It's the best stuff I've done in a long, long time. As a matter of fact, I am talking to Andy about working together on my upcoming solo sequel." ------------- CRUMBSUCKERS

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act CRUMBSUCKERS will tour Europe in February along with guests THE ACCUSED, EXTREME NOISE TERROR and DRILLER KILLER. The tentative routing for the trek is as follows (exact cities and venues will be announced later):


Feb. 05 - U.K. --------------- METALLICA: 'The Videos 1989-2004' International Release Dates Announced
METALLICA has announced the international release dates for its upcoming DVD collection of all the promotional videos it has made, entitled "The Videos 1989-2004". The release dates are as follows:

North America: December 5
Europe: December 4
South America: December 4
Japan: December 18
Australia: December 2 --------------- KORN has uploaded an exclusive video interview with KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu. Watch it at During the interview Fieldy talks about his past, upcoming projects, the band's latest album, "See You on the Other Side", and more.

On touring:

"We each got our own bus 'cause we're retarded. I think we should be all sharing one to save the money but I'm only one guy. Funny thing is, this used to be Sandra Bullock's bus before me. I found some face wash I use everyday that she left behind [laughs]."

On the band's latest CD:

"Our new album is 'See You on the Other Side'. I think it's definitely something different from KORN because we actually lost one of our guitar players, so it completely changed the chemistry in KORN, so you're getting something new. Everything that we put out after this album is gonna be better because it's like our first album."

On his Immanuel One Twenty Three clothing line and upcoming book called "Got the Life" (for which he received help from Set Free soldier Pastor Phil Aguilar):

"It's just a book on... 'cause I've been sober for a year and four or five months. I don't even count, I don't care because I know I'm sober for life — I ain't trippin'.

"I got a book on what happened to me because I was partying for 20 years seven days a week. Pills, weed, alcohol were my favorites — all of them at once, all day long.

"It's just amazing, you know. This new life that I have now and not even a year and four months I got a clothing line and a book. Before I was just the bass player from KORN."

(Thanks: --------------------- THE HAUNTED Frontman: 'I've Been A Negative Creep Most Of My Life'
THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his official MySpace page:

"Tonight after the show I was listening to my friend Morten's band SLOW DEATH FACTORY, kick-ass lowdown mutherfuckin' bruiser stuff, and my thoughts started trailing off. Earlier in the evening I did this interview about Swedish metal and about my previous band MARY BEATS JANE. I realized what drugged out sluggish drunks we were, but at the same time we were so right in our basic music approach. The music was about an experience. Never mind any fucking scene. The sheer groove, the words, it was all an enigma aiming for the heart and soul. Listening to SLOW DEATH FACTORY brings that part of me back, but with the drugs. I feel so mutherfucking relieved. It's like I've come to somekind acceptance of another part of me and I feel just a little bit more together.

"The sheer brutality of my will to live. That is where I've been so wrong in interpeting so much of my own actions and what I thought was my desire. Hell, I never wanted to die. I want to live without the bullshit load of bogus guilt tripping and ignorance that I thought was normality. There is no such thing. Sure, responsibilty I can accept, though I didn't really know what all that was about until it started showing itself in the kindest of ways. All I got to do is take care of the basics. And if mutherfuckers can't get the deeper spirituality of life it ain't my problem. I don't have to fucking adapt, I can treat folks with some respect and dignity and if I get jack shit maybe I'll just walk around. Ain't no big deal.

"What I do know is the fact that I gain so much from just fucking being me and speaking my mind, not trying to live up to or proving myself. It's a whole learning thing, but I feel over the last couple of years so much good shit has revealed itself in my life. I just never knew that for me it was to be found in the process of staying clean and sober. All the strength, all the love, all the determination and humility I felt was just out of reach is right there. I've just been lookin in the wrong spot.

"As I looked out at the crowd tonight I felt a deeper love to rock and all these people who love it as much as myself. This gives. It gives me access to my own emotions, it gives me a deeper sense of peace, it gives me an understanding of myself and as I've started to clean out my demons it gives me a greater reason. Yeah, I'm sure some little fuckwad out there who reads this will find it provocative, or proof of whatever, but you know what? There are more of us love-hungry life-lusting mutherfuckers anyway, so why even bother with that. I've been a negative creep most of my life, but that's 'cause I was lacking some basic information. You and me, we matter. You and me are so different but so much the same, and that's the goddamned beauty of it all. The pain of life is constant, but hey, so is love and truth and in that there is peace to enjoy, there is fellowship to nurture.

"Nah, I don't really know you much, but that's alright — we still got time, and when the day comes to die that's all good too. My gratitude goes out to you. Life is there for the one who gives in to it. Ain't fuckin around with that, you either let go or keep falling..." -------------- W.A.S.P.: Video Of New Song Posted Online
W.A.S.P. fan site has uploaded a video clip of W.A.S.P. performing the new song "Mercy" on September 6, 2006 at Kaliakra Stadium, Kavarna, Bulgaria. Watch it at --------------- MY RUIN
MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based hard rock band fronted by Tairrie B., has uploaded a nine-minute video clip capturing some of the early recording sessions for the group's new album, which took place last month at The Hobby Shop studios in Echo Park, California. Watch the footage at --------------- SLIPKNOT

The second in a series of SLIPKNOT teaser clips for the band's upcoming "Voliminal: Inside the Nine" DVD has been posted online at the Roadrunner Records web site. Check it out: Windows Media, Quicktime

DOWNLORD, the Danish death metal band featuring ex-BOLT THROWER/BENEDICTION vocalist Dave Ingram and former members of INIQUITY, DAEMON, and SUPERFICIAL, has released a "teaser trailer movie" for the artwork of their debut album, "Random Dictionary Of The Damned", due out in January on Open Grave Records. The artwork was supplied by Christian Hall, who has previously worked for tours and bands such as MARDUK, DANZIG, DIMMU BORGIR, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, VADER and DARK TRANQUILITY.

To view the movie, click here.

EVANESCENCE performed at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Monday (Nov. 6). Watch fan-filmed highlight clips at Check out pictures from WENN.

Former THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins told Neil Sean of Sky News that he hopes to make a comeback next year at the Brit Awards after disappointing sales of the band's latest album "One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back".

Justin, who took home a clutch of awards at the 2004 Brits, recently had a stint in rehab for his cocaine and alcohol problems.

"I'm planning a solo career but I may rejoin the band again at some stage," he said. "We all need some space right now."

The rest of the group has reportedly vowed to carry on without him, with bass player Richie Edwards (who replaced Frankie Poullain in May last year) expected to take over as frontman.

Swedish death/black metallers BLOODSHED have issued the following update:

"We spent most of yesterday together with director Eric Althin recording a music video for 'General Exodus'. It was chaotic, filthy and hopefully worth the work. But there's still plenty of work left. So, we basically have no idea what the final result will be like. Eric's previous work doesn't leave us much reason to worry though."

BLOODSHED recently announced the addition of drummer Patrik Frögéli (ex-DECADENCE) to the group's ranks. A new full-length album, entitled "Stale Cold Cell Recital", was recorded at Necromorbus studio with producer Vidar Widgren. Check out audio samples at

DIECAST hit the road this week for a string of dates with SWORN ENEMY and labelmates IN THIS MOMENT, which will lead them into a massive, five-week run with SEPULTURA, SWORN ENEMY and SUICIDE SILENCE. This is the group’s first national tour in support of their new album, "Internal Revolution", which is being hailed as their most dynamic and stunning offering yet from critics and fans alike. Their first single, "Fade Away", is currently making waves at Active Rock radio, having been quickly embraced by such tastemaker commercial stations as WAAF/Boston and WBON/Long Island, among a slew of others. A riveting conceptual video for the track shot by acclaimed director David Brodsky (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GWAR, THE RED CHORD) will make its "Headbanger's Ball" debut next Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The clip can now be viewed now exclusively through Century Media's YouTube site at link text
this location.

Jonathan Kita (guitars) and newcomer Dennis Pavia (drums) recently posted the first installments of their respective YouTube instructional series. Check out the links below to see them describe how to play "Fade Away". Expect new installments to follow soon.

* Jonathan Kita's guitar lesson
* Dennis Pavia's drum lesson
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A Wilhelm Scream return to the UK in January. The full list of dates has yet to be confirmed, but it's to include Newcastle Academy January 17, Glasgow King Tut's 18, Nottingham Rock City 19, London Islignton Academy 20.
Sonic Boom Six, Jesse James,Babar Luck, Failsafe and Mouthwash play a Deck Cheese Records show at London Islington Academy on December 10.
Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie is to miss the band's upcoming UK/European tour. This is due to a hand injury. His place is to be taken by Carl Schwartz of First Blood.
Canadian hardcore hopefuls F**ked Up are to play the following shows: Manchester Star And Garter December 28, Leeds Fenton 29, Sheffield DNR Bar 30. There will also be London shows on December 27 and 30, at venues to be confirmed.
Nearly 40 years after its initial release Procul Harum's classic 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' is the subject of a dispute. Former keyboard player Matthew Fisher is suing over alleged unpaid royalties. He's taking frontman Gary Booker and lyricist Keith Reid to court, clainming that he composed the song's organ part. To date, Booker and Reid have been the only writers credited on the hit single.
Thunder release a new single on December. It's 'The Devil Made Me Do It', and will be available in two CD formats, seven inch vinyl and as a download.
3 Inches Of Blood are finally in the studio, working on their new, as yet untitled album. It’s being produced by Slipknot’s Joey Jordison. Expect an early ’07 release through Roadrunner. The Canadian metalheads are to tour the UK in March.

Re-united metalcore pioneers The Crumbsuckers are to tour Europe early next year, with The Accused. A UK shows is likely to happen on February 5. More news soon.
The Used, Saosin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Aiden and Senses Fail will all be on the bill for the US Taste Of Chaos tour in ’07. Dates will be confirmed shortly.


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Multiple tracks from THE FACELESS’ debut album "Akeldama" that hits stores today are available for streaming at

THE BERZERKER have been forced to cancel their Birmingham show after the club burnt down. THE BERZERKER himself has this to say:

"As im sure some of your are aware Edward's No.8 club has burnt to the ground. We were set to play there on the 14th of December. We are sorting out a new veune as we speak and details will follow as they
are confirmed"

A major fire has destroyed the busy nightclub in Birmingham's city centre. Five hundred people had to be led to safety as the blaze took hold in the early hours at Edward's No.8 club. Ten people were treated for minor injuries but firefighters, who praised
nightclub staff for their actions, say all inside the club escaped.

There is a new live video available for viewing of BLEEDING THROUGH performing their track “Sweet Vampirous” at the Underground Video Television website:  The footage was taken at The Country Club in Syracuse, NY during an Ozzfest off-date over the summer. BLEEDING THROUGH is currently on a winter tour with SENSES FAIL and SAOSIN.

Check out the new version of SPARTA’s video for ‘Taking Back Control’ including clips from the upcoming thriller The Invisible.  The track will be featured in the soundtrack to the film which will be in theaters in January.
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“Taking Back Control” is the lead single off Sparta ’s new album Threes, in stores now.

THUMBSCREW has just released a new video from a song off their new album, "Within Hearts of Redemption". The video was shot by Full Lock Media with director Kapil Gandhi. Check out the video at

West Virginia's forward-thinking metal band BYZANTINE will tentatively enter the studio December 8 to record the follow-up to 2005's '...And They Shall Take Up Serpents' before taking a break from the recording process to support God Forbid for two weeks on a tour package also boasting Goatwhore, Mnemic and Arsis. Upon completion of the tour, BYZANTINE will return to the studio to finish recording. Production this time around will again be handled by Aaron Fisher and BYZANTINE for the yet-untitled full-length, due for a 2007 release through Prosthetic Records.
"We have so far 11 songs in the bag and most likely will have 15 penned by the time pre-production starts," vocalist/guitarist OJ Ojeda previously stated. "Normally we write 10 and use 10, but riffs are flowing like mad and all four of us are writing material this time, which has been very interesting. All I can say is if this album doesn't kick our first two albums' asses, something is wrong! Some songs are pure thrash, some songs are off time as hell and some songs are depressing and dark. This album WILL be our finest effort."
In other news, BYZANTINE will appear on the upcoming EyeHateGod tribute record, 'For The Sick: A Tribute to Eyehategod,' performing the track "Shoplift." The record is currently slated for a Feb. 20 release through Season Mist America.

An mp3 from the upcoming sophomore DISAVOWED album, tentatively titled "Stagnated Existence," has been posted online. The song is titled "Biased Existence," which will be the opening track of the upcoming album, and can be downloaded here.

The title track of "Hung Out To Dry", the new EP by Southern California rock quartet FU MANCHU, has been posted on the band's MySpace page.


A video clip OMEN performing the song "Death Rider" live at the Boricua Metal Fest III in Cayey, Puerto Rico on Saturday, November 11 has been posted online at

A video clip of former MARDUK bassist B.War performing the song "Katchem and Killem" live on Thursday, Nov. 9 with the Los Angeles-based black metal-horror-punk band DIABOLOS has been posted online at


New York Post's "Page Six" reports that former SOUNDGARDEN and current AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell and his wife, Vicky, have unwittingly landed too close for comfort to their psychotic stalker. Last month, Page Six broke the news of a sicko sending the couple death threats — in which the maniac described how he plans to kill Vicky and her children, Christopher, 1, and Toni, 3. Cornell, who has spent close to $1 million securing his L.A. home and hiring security guards for his family, thought he was safe enough to travel to London this week for the "Casino Royale" premiere (in which he sings the title song, "You Know My Name") and to attend the World Music Awards. But the private investigators he hired to look into who was sending the letters say the stalker is British and e-mailing him and Vicky from a London location close to their hotel. According to an insider, the security team was able to trace the threats to a specific location that now appears abandoned. "Thank god their kids are not with them," said the spy. The children are "with family" while Chris and Vicky are still under 24-hour surveillance. A rep for the couple declined comment.

A video clip of ENDRAH drummer Fernando Schaefer laying down tracks for the Brazilian group's new album has been posted online at Former BIOHAZARD/ENDRAH guitarist Billy Graziadei has called Fernando "THE most insanely intense and talented drummer I've ever played with."
MUNICIPAL WASTE's TONY FORESTA 'Hacked To Pieces': Video Available

Tony Foresta of MUNICIPAL WASTE was brutally "hacked to pieces" in a (fake) killing by GWAR members while on tour in Milwaukee, WI on Halloween at The Rave.

Check out the video footage at this location.


MEGADETH was featured in the MTV special "Gears of War: The Race to Launch" dedicated to the most-anticipated Xbox 360 game of 2006, Gears of War. The band performed its song "Gears of War" (from the upcoming "United Abominations" album) at a release party for the game, which took place at at Six Flags in Springfield, Massachusetts.

You can see MEGADETH play the game, discuss it, and hear clips of the song, in this video posted at

A brand new audio interview with MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström, conducted earlier today (Nov. 14) by, has been posted online at this location.

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has told rock radio station HardDrive Radio that the band has already written 18 songs for its new album since heading into the studio last month.

KORN began writing its eighth studio album on October 2. Davis wrote in an Oct. 1 online post, "I can't wait. I know it's gonna be insane. The band is really on fire and have some phat **** to record." Davis had said in earlier interviews that he and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer had both been writing new material while on the road in support of the band's last album, "See You on the Other Side".

The band plans once again to collaborate with The Matrix, the songwriting and producing team that worked with the group on "See You on the Other Side".

Davis recently told Launch that he is considering going on his first solo tour sometime in the next few months, after the band finishes recording its new CD.

KORN released an expanded edition of "See You on the Other Side" on September 26, featuring a remix EP, cuts from the band's acoustic AOL Music session, live tracks, a bonus DVD and alternate artwork.

A CD/DVD of the band's recently completed Family Values Tour is expected out in December.
GUNS N' ROSES has posted episode 109 of their "Talking Metal" podcast In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part IV", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Sebastian Bach guitarist Johnny Chromatic, Here Today... Gone To Hell! webmaster Jarmo Luukkonen, and numerous hardcore GUNS N' ROSES fans including Martin Hughes of Bristol, U.K.'s Red Top matches and Total Guitar magazine. Topics include the GN'R Madison Square Garden concert post-show report, Axl Rose, the Sebastian Bach band, ANTHRAX, Retox, and Ace Frehley. Also included is a short testimonial by GUNS N' ROSES drummer Frank Ferrer. A photo gallery as well as the 60-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. iTunes users can also subscribe to "Talking Metal" for free at this location.

A brand new DISAVOWED track, entitled "Biased Existence", has been made available for download at this location. The song comes off the Dutch death metallers' sophomore album, "Stagnated Existence", due in early 2007 through Neurotic Records.

FLOOD OF AGES, the new German-Austrian band featuring former STYGMA IV guitarist Günter Maier, has uploaded the first seven songs from its 2006 demo at its official web site. The tracks available for download are as follows:

01. Erasing the Ego
02. Burning Down the Masses
03. Turned to Stone
04. Amok
05. Changing
06. Dark Times
07. Misanthrope

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have posted the following message on their official web site:

"We feel that now is the time to come out publicly and let everyone know what happened in the situation of our ex-guitarist Mike Turner. Here is a bulletin from our local TV news station KSBW news:

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- A Soquel man has been arrested on charges of child molestation and sexual battery.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office officials said Michael Turner was arrested Friday and booked into the county jail with bail set at $450,000.

Investigators said Turner recorded himself on video inappropriately touching at least two children and sexually touching an unconscious adult.

Turner was also found to have hidden a camera in his bathroom, violating the privacy of several people, according to authorities.

Sheriff's officials said the investigation into the case continues and that there are believed to be more victims. [End of article]

"We are absolutely sickened at this, as we had no clue of the situation. This news has deeply troubled us over the past few days since we found out. We thought we knew Mike over the years but his deceptive ways just show us what a monster of a human he is. We trusted him and he violated people very close to us. We have no sympathy for him as we are all coping with the severity of this. It is hitting all of us on a deeply personal level.

"Our best wishes and prayers go out to the victims, and families that have been affected by this horrible crime. We will do all that we can to help the authorities press full charges against Mike, as we feel that he should receive the maximum penalty that the law will allow, even though that would never make up for what he did. We are asking that fans of DECREPIT BIRTH give us their support and understanding, and to not hold us responsible for his actions.

"Mike is not an original member of the band — he joined a couple of years back and never contributed to the musical aspect; he was basically a live guitarist.

"This is the worst thing that has happened to us over the 10 years that DECREPIT BIRTH has been a band. Our emotions are very twisted over this and all we can say is that we hope Mike Turner rots in prison forever."
THE BERZERKER Announces Cover Contest Winner And Unveils Artwork

Australia's THE BERZERKER recently held a worldwide cover art contest where they allowed artistically inclined fans the chance to create the cover artwork for their new album, "Animosity". The winner of THE BERZERKER cover artwork contest is 25-year old French artist and BERZERKER fan, Adrien Bousson, whose work "best displayed the immediate feeling of the album and conceptually cradles itself into THE BERZERKER's past catalog," according to a press release.

Check out the winning artwork at this location.
SLIPKNOT Goes 'Inside' For Personal Inventor

SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) recently spoke to AOL Music about the band's upcoming DVD, "Voliminal: Inside the Nine", due Dec. 5 via Roadrunner.

"I had to go through 300 videotapes. I saw a lot of me, and I'll tell you I didn't like what I saw," Clown told AOL Music. "It's going to end up changing my life."

This revelation, Crahan said, came about by revisiting internal arguments captured on film. As a result, he says he's found himself re-energized about being in the band.

"I've had a lot of learning," he noted. "I've always felt [that] for me to continue in SLIPKNOT there needs to be something that truly excites me. I want the change to be in me. I think I've always expected everybody else to change — you do this to make me happy — and now I'm starting to look around at my world and take my personal inventory."

The special double-disc package takes the viewer on a several-hour journey into the world of SLIPKNOT as the band recently circled the globe in support of the multi-platinum album "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)". Far from your usual tour film, "Voliminal: Inside the Nine" is more of an art piece — while fans are taken in the studio, on stage, backstage, on their tour bus and everywhere in between as they experience the energy of a band literally living, breathing and fighting for the music they created, none of it unfolds in ways you'd expect.

The cover artwork for "Voliminal: Inside the Nine", has been posted online at this location.
OPETH Performs In Exeter: Photos Available

Sweden's OPETH performed at the Exeter Great Hall in England on Saturday, November 11. Check out pictures from Wire Image.

An audio interview with JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, conducted by Sergi Ramos of The Metal Circus, has been posted online at this location (click on the link "escucha esta entrevista" under the picture gallery, wait for the file to load [16 MB] and then it will play automatically). The second part of the interview, containing fan questions asked of Rob, will be released on Wednesday (Nov. 15).

Saturday night (Nov. 11) in Washington, D.C. at the Rock & Roll Hotel, PENTAGRAM vocalist Bobby Liebling joined Swedish doom crew WITCHCRAFT on stage to perform PENTAGRAM's "When the Screams Come" and "Yes, I Do". Video of the performance can be found at
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Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum have lined up the following shows: Kingston Peel February 18, Leeds Fenton 19, Glasgow King Tut's 20, Newcastle Head Of Steam 21, Southampton Joiners 22, Cardiff Barfly 23, London Camden Bar Monsta 24.
Cult '80s metalheads Witchfinder General have re-formed. The band, who were hugely influential on the death and black metal scenes, are planning to record a new album.
Deftones have announced a full UK tour for next year. The dates are Liverpool University March 8, Leeds University 9, Manchester Academy 11, Glasgow Academy 12, Newcastle Academy 13, Nottingham Rock City 14, Birmingham Academy 15, Norwich UEA 16, Bristol Academy 18, Portsmouth Guildhall 19, London Brixton Academy 20.
The re-united Crumbsuckers will be touring the UK/Europe next year without drummer Dan Richardson. Work commitments prevent him making the shows. A replacement will be announced shortly.
American Head Charge have been forced to cancel the rest of their European tour. This is because an unnamed member of the band has been hospitalized.
Saliva are to release a new album at the end of January. Called ‘Blood Stained Love Story’, it’s their first with new guitarist Jon Montoya, and was produced by Bob Marlette.
Currently on tour in the UK with Rancid, The Unseen won’t want to see Hull again. While playing in the city, their van was broken into, and a number of items stolen.

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Swedish grindcore legends GENERAL SURGERY have posted the following update:

"We're confirmed to appear at the next installment of Holland's Arnhem Metal Meeting, with other bands such as IMMOLATIONPUNGENT STENCH and TANKARD. For more info, check out the AMM website.

In other news, we're getting together all our pics from the Japan tour, expect them up here shortly. Much nudity and general intoxicated nastiness abounds. Also, some new merch will be made in time for the Arnhem show.

We've also told the people at Offbeat Studio that we'll be coming in for recording our part of the split with BUTCHER ABC in February 2007, let's hope we can keep up with the grueling schedule. If not...well, too fucking bad.

But first and foremost, see you in Holland soon at Dr Van Tuominen's first full show with the band. We can't wait for his degrading initiation into our vile ranks."

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have released "Devil's Tattoo", the first song off their upcoming album "Mercury Rising", as an MP3 download. Check it out at this location. A clip of another new song, "Darkness Remains", is also available through the band's web site.

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have posted the animated video for their song "Luna" at this location.
Visit Yahoo! Music this week to catch the premiere of PAPA ROACH's latest video for "What Do You Do". The video features live footage and clips of the band while recording at the historic Paramour Mansion. Click here to view.

NECROPHAGIST, MISERY INDEX, COLDWORKER and BURNING SKIES will team up for a European tour beginning in February. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.


TWISTED SISTER's video for the track "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" has been posted online at The song has been selected as the new single from the band's "A Twisted Christmas" collection of metal versions of holiday classics, which came out on October 17 via Razor & Tie Records. The single will go for radio adds on November 27-28.

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, has lined up the following U.K. dates:

Dec. 12 - Underworld - London, UK
Dec. 13 - Fenton - Leeds, UK
Dec. 14 - Independent - Sunderland, UK
Dec. 17 - Monkey Bar - Swansea, UK
Dec. 18 - Old Angel - Nottingham, UK

A brand new THIS ENDING track, entitled Inside the Machine, has been made available for download at this location. The song is the title cut of the Stockholm, Sweden-based band's debut album, "Inside the Machine", due on on December 4 via Metal Blade Records (December 1 in Germany). The CD was recorded at Offbeat studio in Stockholm with producer Linus Nirbrant. Mastering was done by Peter in de Betou at Tailor Maid.

Thorsten Zahn, chief editor of Germany's Metal Hammer magazine (web site), recently conducted an exlusive interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about the persistent rumors of a reunion with the band's former frontman, Max Cavalera. What follows is a transcript of the interview in its entirety (English-language translation provided to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Thorsten Zahn):

Metal Hammer: In January 2006 Igor Cavalera [drums] denied the rumors that he was going to leave the band. In June he made his departure official because he wanted to stay more time in Brazil and take care about his family. Was this the real reason he left SEPULTURA?

Andreas: It's hard for me to say, because he should answer this question. From our point of view, it was okay that he didn't want to leave the country to tour. But we needed a drummer, because we had a new album out. When Max left the band ten years ago it was a shock to us, because we had to rebuild our whole career. We did not only lose Max, we lost everything with him — the manager and the confidence from the record label. It took a while to renew everything, but we did it. With Igor we talked for the last two or three years. He was tired being on the road and was also separating from his wife, whom he has three kids with and was living together with for the last 15 years. It is difficult for every man to deal with that. At the same time he got a new wife and a new baby was born, so he decided to stay in Brazil. This was the reason he left the band and we were prepared that this would happen. Our intention was really to keep him in the band and play the "Dante XXI" tour with him. Then, at the end of the cycle he would have been able to decide what to do. But he had different plans and needed to leave SEPULTURA to start something new.

Metal Hammer: Igor recently got in contact with his brother Max again, and he is now talking about touring again in several interviews. Did he lie to you and to the fans?

Andreas: The Cavaleras are very difficult. (laughs) I cannot say if Igor has lied. I think he is very confused. I can feel that, because I see what stuff he is saying in the press. First of all, Max never wanted to talk to us again and now he is talking about a reunion. The stuff he says is very contradictory. But what can I say? We keep going. We will go on tour in the U.S. with SWORN ENEMY in November and then we will hopefully be on tour with KREATOR in Europe in February in 2007. We always chose not to be a part of this type of discussion in the press, because it turns out to be the same like ten years ago when Max left SEPULTURA. He was saying so many different things to different magazines and we told our side of the story just once. The Cavaleras can say whatever they want, but this reunion shit is really disturbing, because it has been going on now for six or seven months. The rumors started when Max left the band in 1996 and are getting stronger these days because Igor left.

Metal Hammer: Igor also shared the stage with his brother at the D-Low Memorial Festival on August 17, 2006 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona when they played "Attitude" and "Roots" together.

Andreas: I think it is great that they are talking to each other again. The situation was ridiculous for him and Max. But just because they are in touch with each other again is no reason for me to play with them together again.

Metal Hammer: Why is Max talking about the SEPULTURA reunion all the time these days?

Andreas: I have no idea, man. He is forcing the situation, but that is not the way to do it. He should really approach it a little bit more professionally. First of all, we all have to talk to each other again and then we can try to do something good and decent for the fans. So far there is nothing going on regarding a reunion — these are all rumors. We wanted to stay quiet about this, but it is starting to hurt the work me, Paulo [Xisto], Derrick [Green] and Jean [Dolabella] are doing. This is the reason why I'm giving this interview. People are more interested in a possible reunion than in our upcoming "Dante XXI" tour. I just wanted to make clear to our fans that there is no reunion going on next year. That's for sure. With SEPULTURA it was always like that: you will get our answer on stage. I can say thousands of words here today to you, but what counts happens on stage. It is important for us to go out and play live and after that people can judge for themselves.

Metal Hammer: What about the statement from Igor that you have to give the name, the trademark SEPULTURA, back after you finish the "Dante XXI" tour, because you do not have the rights to use it?

Andreas: I don't know what he is talking about. He left the band and neither he nor Max have any rights to the name. Max gets his royalties for all the records he played on, that's it. We did not kick Igor out. We wanted to keep him and finish the cycle. The name SEPULTURA is with us — me Paulo and Derrick — and Igor knows that. Anyone who says anything different is lying.

Metal Hammer: It sounds like you have a disturbed relationship with Igor these days. Or how would you describe it?

Andreas: It is fine, we still talk. Last week it was the birthday of my third kid and his children came to party with us. Me and Igor have a very long relationship that includes family and friendship. We don't talk as much as we used to do, but there are no hard feelings. There is no fight going on.

Metal Hammer: And between you and Max?

Andreas: The last time I talked to him was in London, when we did the last show for the "Roots" tour. This was in December 1996. I have seen SOULFLY twice — once in Los Angeles, six or seven years ago and this year in New York. I was just there to see the gig, we did not talk. Unfortunately me and Max have no connection. We also had never the chance to play together on the road with SOULFLY and SEPULTURA, so there was no conversation within the last ten years.

Metal Hammer: You say that there definetely will be no reunion next year. What if the Cavalera brothers just do it?

Andreas: Well, then this won't be a reunion. (laughs)

Metal Hammer: They say that SEPULTURA nowadays with you, Derrick, Paulo and Jean is not SEPULTURA.

Andreas: They can say whatever they want. They are free to have their own opinion, but I don't care what they think about the band I play in these days. SEPULTURA is what we are today, we have the support of thousands of fans. We still represent the message of SEPULTURA and keep our integrity and our spirit. This is the reason why we are still here. In the end we still love what we are doing and that is what matters.

Metal Hammer: Aren't you just pissed that Igor and Max did not ask you to reunite with them yet?

Andreas: No. I don't see a reunion as a step forward. People act like nothing happened after 1996 — that is stupid. If we really decide to play together again in future, it should be a chance to start something new. Max had experiences with SOULFLY, we had ours with SEPULTURA. This should be a positive basis to create something positive and not only to copy the "Roots" tour like nothing happened [in the last 10 years]. I can see it happening soon, but we have to talk to each other first. We did the best stuff in our career when we discussed ideas and talked to each other. We did crazy stuff and always had a good time. That is the way it should be. I don't wanna be a slave to a name, like Max and Igor are trying to be. That is kind of weak. I'm not pissed — they can do whatever they want — but they shouldn't stand in our way. We respected that they left SEPULTURA, now they should give some respect back that we still are in the band.

Metal Hammer: Max and Igor are doing good promotion for a possible reunion, because when it happens there will be loads of money involved — that both of them want to have.

Andreas: Don't get me wrong, I want to have the money, too. But to come to a state like that the situation has to be cleared up. There are a lot of people and egos involved, [and] that will take time. This is what all reunions have in common. Take BLACK SABBATH, MÖTLEY CRÜE or ANTHRAX: They all had to overcome difficulties before they could get back together again. But we haven't even started talking, so there is nothing going on right now.

Metal Hammer: To make this clear: If the conditions were acceptable, you wouldn't say no to a SEPULTURA reunion?

Andreas: It must be something different. I don't want to put the band back together again, go on stage and collect my paycheck. That is one of the reasons I don't see this happening within the next year. People would be disappointed, because it would be crap. If we do it the right way, have everybody involved and talk to each other, it would be possible — but not that soon. It will take at least a year to prepare a big thing like this.

Metal Hammer: Who would manage the band? Gloria [Cavalera, Max's wife/manager] was one of the reasons why Max left SEPULTURA.

Andreas: Yeah, that is right, and she is still around. That is the point — we need to start talking again and have a conversation like grown-up people.

Metal Hammer: It is also direspectful to the work you did with Derrick. He is nearly as long in the band as Max.

Andreas: This is another side of the story. We cannot say, "Thanks a lot, see you later" to Derrick. He is a part of it and one of the reasons why we are still strong today. He came into the band, brought his talent and ideas and we created something new together. We have to be careful not to destroy what we built. It is direspectful, not only to him, also to our fans all around the globe.

Metal Hammer: Does Derrick have the same standing for the fans like Max had years ago?

Andreas: That is difficult to compare, because the time is different. Ten years ago the world was different, and not only in the metal scene. Both of them, Derrick and Max, created a style around the SEPULTURA music. That makes the two very special compared to other metal singers.

Metal Hammer: You stated that the rumors affect your work these days. Did you talk about the situation within the band?

Andreas: Of course, the stuff is on the Internet, and we talked about it. But we try to stay away from this media panic. There is nothing official that says "SEPULTURA reunites again." All is based on rumors. SEPULTURA today is Andreas Kisser, Paulo Xisto, Derrick Green and Jean Dolabella. We want to tour as much as we can in the next year and if we start talking again, there might be something possible for 2008 or 2009. Now it seems to be a dream, nothing real. But it is possible, because we are all still alive. But not now and not next year.

Metal Hammer: Could you also think about recording a new record with Igor, Max and Paulo?

Andreas: I don't know. Only time will tell.

(Thanks: Thorsten Zahn /

The second part of an audio interview with JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, conducted by Sergi Ramos of The Metal Circus, has been posted online at this location (click on the link "escucha esta entrevista", wait for the file to load and then it will play automatically).

Guitarist Corey Bealieu of Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Listen to the interview in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media, Real Media (NOTE: The Corey Bealieu interview begins at around the 49-minute mark). Check out the show's entire playlist at this location.
Chinese Democracy

Despite GUNS N ROSES frontman Axl Rose's insistence that the band's long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", will surface before the end of 2006, a Universal Music Canada spokesperson told Jane Stevenson of the Toronto Sun this week that "We have no indication that a GUNS N' ROSES record will be released this year."

The New York Times reported in an article last year that Rose had been working on the album in fits and starts since 1994 and racked up $13 million in production costs.

SHADOWS FALL frontman Brian Fair recently spoke to Chris Harris of about recording process for the band's forthcoming major-label debut, "Threads of Life", tentatively due in March via Atlantic Records.

"We didn't write a safe record," Fair explained. "It's such a natural step that we're heading in, and it's going to push our sound into new places that I think our fans are going to be stoked about. We're just trying to write great metal songs and make sure that the five of us are all super stoked on what we're doing — that we're all on the same page. And [Atlantic Records] has given us a lot of freedom to write a good metal record.

"It's been a great experience out here, and it's the first time we've been immersed, totally, in an album," Fair continued. "We're all living in the same area, and focusing on the record 100 percent. There are none of the distractions from back home, and we're far enough from Hollywood that those distractions are gone too. It's really been a perfect situation."

Fair said the band overwrote for this effort, but wound up bringing 13 songs into the studio with them, though he's not sure all the tracks will make the final cut. "It's the first time we've had more than just enough for the record," he said. "This time, we've been able to demo a lot of ideas, and go back and really find the ones that we're feeling the strongest."

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British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have begun writing material for their new album, tentatively due next May. Four tracks have already been completed and lots of ideas are coming together. The band says that the next record will definitely be a progression from 2004's "Thieving from the House of God" and will be based on its local history. Singer Ben Ward states that "it's not a concept album at all but we are using the theme of the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire that followed for a lot of lyrical and musical influence. It's definitely the strongest material we have written."

A few people have heard a couple of new songs that have been played in the recent live set and the band is currently drawing up a short list of potential producers and studios. A full U.K. tour with very special guests is being planned for May to coincide with the release of the album.

In other news, Ward will go into the studio this week to record a vocal track for the new MIDDIAN album, which is due out in April 2007. MIDDIAN is the new project of Mike from YOB and is one of the most hotly anticipated metal releases of next year. Ben will appear on the track "Sink to the Centre".
METALLICA, AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH Albums Make TIME Magazine's 'All-Time 100'

METALLICA's "Master of Puppets", AC/DC's "Back in Black", BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid", LED ZEPPELIN's "IV" and NIRVANA's "Nevermind" are among the "all-time 100 albums," according to the editors of Time magazine. "We researched and listened and agonized until we had a list of the greatest and most influential records ever — and then everyone complained because there was no PINK FLOYD on it. And that's exactly how it should be," Time magazine's Josh Tyrangiel and Alan Light write in the article. "We hope you'll treat the All-Time 100 as a great musical parlor game. Read and listen to the arguments for the selections, then tell us what we missed or got wrong. Or even possibly what we got right."

To view the complete list, visit

Garden of Exile Records will release the vinyl version of the new ANAAL NATHRAKH album, "Eschaton", on January 8, 2007. The LP version will be packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and be pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl in the colors black, red and black/red. Pre-orders are being taken in the label's webstore and the LPs will be shipped around Christmas time.

Pressing info:

Red/black (marble) vinyl - 100 copies
Red vinyl - 200 copies
Black vinyl - 300 copies

"Eschaton" includes guest appearances by Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) and Attila Csihar (MAYHEM).

For more information, visit

Mark Carras of recently conducted an interview with SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Rock My Monkey: Your new solo CD, "Colossal Myopia", is about as far from anything SOULFLY as anybody would expect. Was that on purpose?

Marc Rizzo: Yeah. Basically it's a record that I've always wanted to make.
Growing up I've always been a big fan of instrumental guitar music, like Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai, and I've always been a big fan of DREAM THEATER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, and stuff like that. So I always wanted to do a record like that, of just straight instrumental guitar music. So I finally had the time and the chance, through Shrapnel Records, to make the record and just basically did it.

Rock My Monkey: A lot of people — I know myself, and also another person I sent your CD to for review — everybody I play this for is thoroughly shocked at how different this would be than anybody would expect. For those who have not heard your solo release, how would you describe how it sounds?

Marc Rizzo: It's a mixture of instrumental shred guitar music. It also has a heavy Latin influence, of Latin percussion, and salsa merengue type grooves with flamenco type guitar playing on top. So it's a total mixture of the two styles on one CD.

Rock My Monkey: The one thing that impressed me was kind of how you do, between the flamenco guitar and the more thrash type stuff, you kind of create almost like a sonic whiplash in a person's head, while still having the music flow. Which is more important to you? The drastic change, the contrast, or the flow of it all?

Marc Rizzo: Definitely that. I was trying my hardest to make it flow. I definitely wanted it to be something where it wasn't too much of a change between the transitions. So I definitely wanted it to flow between the different styles of music. And I think I came pretty close to getting it to flow good. But, yeah, I definitely like the flow of the two styles. I think the two styles are cool to hear, back to back.

Rock My Monkey: With so many different, drastic styles on this album, who are your personal instruments, and who got you to pick up your instrument?

Marc Rizzo: I grew up on a lot of the late '80s thrash bands when I started playing guitar. Obviously METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, SEPULTURA, stuff like that. Then I was also into all the other great guitar players like Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Al Di Meola, I'm a huge fan of, Paco De Lucia, and all the guys that are on Shrapnel Records, like Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman. So I definitely had a lot of different types influences, but definitely I was always into varied guitar based styles of music, whether it was flamenco or thrash metal. I was always into guitar-oriented music.

Rock My Monkey: Was there a specific influence that came first, like the flamenco or the thrash?

Marc Rizzo: Definitely metal. Definitely grew up on metal first. A lot of the metal I was listening to was definitely had different types of styles of guitar playing in it. I grew up on ZEPPELIN, too, which obviously, Jimmy Page did a lot of different types of music also on each ZEPPELIN records. There was always different types of music on one record. Even old METALLICA always had cool nylon string acoustic guitar parts. When I got into flamenco, it was kind of like a lot of the stuff I was listening to already had nylon string guitar on it. It definitely kind of just derived from that influence of trying different ideas.

Rock My Monkey: What do you think that your solo CD offers fans of the Shrapnel style cd that no other artist on Shrapnel has before? What makes your CD unique?

Marc Rizzo: I think all the guys on Shrapnel are amazing. When I signed with the label I was kind of taken aback because I never really considered myself really on that level of musicianship, like guys like Vinnie Moore and Jason Becker. I was blown away by those guys. To this day I'm still blown away by all those guys I grew up listening to, and still listen to. I would say my record is probably just, it's got the whole Latin thing to it, which hasn't really been done before. So that's kind of different. And also I think I kind of focus on songwriting a little bit more. It's not just all full blown shredding. I think there's parts on my record that are really just simple, catchy melodies, that you can even call like a chorus, or something, within the song. So I think, if you don't play guitar I think you're still going to love the record, because a lot of people have told me, that don't play guitar, that they walk away humming a lot of the melodies that are on the record. So I think those two elements kind of make it different than a lot of the other stuff that's come out in the past.

Rock My Monkey: I think for me the thing that kind of caught my attention — because I'm not a guitar player, so I don't listen to a lot of the guitar masturbatory CDs — but the one that really attracted me to it, and makes me keep listening to it is the fact that what you have there, on the thrash side of it is the riffs, whereas you use the flamenco as more of the shred.

Marc Rizzo: Yeah, that's true. That's true. It's definitely probably one of the more heavier instrumental records to ever come out. The rhythm guitars are definitely just as intricate as the solo guitars. So that's kind of different, too. Not too many of the instrumental guitar guys have put out a record as heavy this one. That just kind of felt natural to me, because I always grew up listening to a lot of heavy music, and a lot of death metal, too. I think all my influences came out on this record.

Check out the entire interview in text and MP3 format at
THE HAUNTED: European Tour Dates Announced

Feb. 03 - Mean Fiddler, London, UK
Feb. 04 - Bristol Academy 2, Bristol, UK
Feb. 05 - Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
Feb. 06 - Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, IRE
Feb. 07 - Academy 2, Liverpool, UK
Feb. 08 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Feb. 09 - Cat House, Glasgow, SCOT
Feb. 10 - Hop & Grape, Manchester, UK
Feb. 11 - Cockpit, Leeds, UK
Feb. 12 - Waterfront, Norwich, UK

The third in a series of SLIPKNOT teaser clips for the band's upcoming "Voliminal: Inside the Nine" DVD has been posted online at the Roadrunner Records web site. Check it out: Windows Media, Quicktime.

SAXON frontman Biff Byford was interviewed by Spanish TV on the set of the movie "Perceval", in which he has a role. Watch the interview at (Biff appears around the 1:55 mark).

A video clip of CRADLE OF FILTH performing the track "Tonight in Flames" on Sunday, November 12 at at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands has been posted online at the group's official web site.

iTunes has released the second volume of acoustic performances from the Bridge School Benefit concerts held annually in the Bay Area... and two of the songs are from METALLICA! "Fade to Black" and "The Four Horsemen" were recorded at Shoreline Ampitheatre, Mountain View, CA, in October of 1997 when the band performed at the yearly benefit. The only place you will be able to buy these songs is on iTunes!

The Bridge School, founded by Neil Young and his wife Pegi, educates children with severe physical and speech impairments. The most recent concert held in October celebrated the 20th anniversary of the musical gathering.

The set released yesterday (Nov. 14) on iTunes includes music from more than fifty artists. Along with METALLICA you can find tracks from BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, GREEN DAY, R.E.M., RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, PEARL JAM, and more. All label proceeds will go to the Bridge School.

Click here to purchase these songs today.

Swedish metal band EVILDOER has posted three new songs on its MySpace page. The tracks "Detonate", "4 years to the Day" and "Like a Fist" are taken from the group's brand new promotional CD, entitled "A New Empire".

A radio-broadcast-quality version of the new KITTIE song "Funeral for Yesterday" has been posted online at this location. The track is the title cut of the Canadian all-girl metal band's new album, due on February 20, 2007 via the group's own Kiss of Infamy record label. Check out the cover artwork at this location.
STONE SOUR Performs In Cologne: Video Clips

STONE SOUR performed live at the Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany on October 23. Watch fan-filmed highlight clips from Check out pictures from WENN.


A live video of BLEEDING THROUGH performing the track "Sweet Vampirous" at The Country Club in Syracuse, NY during an Ozzfest off-date over the summer has been posted online at the Underground Video Television web site.

Drummer Jeremy Moore of the Dallas, TX-based quintet FAKTION has issued the following update:

"Remember a little over two years ago when we were excited to announce that we had signed a deal with Roadrunner Records? Well, now we are even more excited to announce that we will no longer be working with them! This opens us up for the new beginning we've been wanting. We have one more show this year and are, then, hanging it up so that we can hold up in the practice room to work on new material. Keep an eye out for a new record and a whole new FAKTION in the year 2007!!!!"

FAKTION's self-titled debut was released in March 2006 via Roadrunner. The group's music was previously described as "emotional, melodic, but aggressive rock with a metal edge." The band's influences "include, but are not limited to, FLAW's aggression and SEVENDUST's live performance, combined with STAIND or FUEL's engaging diapason."
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Billy Idol is the latest rocker to go all Christmassy on us. He releases an album called 'Happy Holidays' on December 4. It features such songs as 'White Christmas' and 'Jingle Bell Rock'.

Journey have now expanded their UK tour. The full list of dates is now Sheffield City Hall March 1, Newcastle City Hall 2, Glasgow Clyde Auditorium 3, Nottingham Royal Centre 5, Manchester Apollo 6/7, Cardiff International Arena 9, Bournemouth International Centre 10, Birmingham NIA 13, London Hammersmith Apollo 14, Newcastle City Hall 15.
Biffy Clyro, The Bronx, The Audition and I Am Ghost are teaming up to play: Belfast Mandela Hall February 11, Dublin Ambassador 12, Cardiff University 14, Bristol Academy 15, Nottingham Rock City 16, Southhampton Guildhall 18, 26, Norwich UEA 19, Manchester Academy 20, Newcastle Academy 22, Glasgow Barrowlands 23, Liverpool Academy 24, Birmingham Academy 26, London Astoria 27.
Alice Cooper is to write his autobiography. It's to be called 'Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: My 12 Steps To Be Coming A Golf Addict'. No publishing date has yet been confirmed.

The Eagles Of Death Metal rteunr to the UK early next year to play: Bristol Anson Rooms January 23, Oxford Zodiac 25, Birmingham Academy March 1, Manchester University 3, Leeds Metropolitan University 4, Glasgow ABC 5, Newcastle University 7.
Dew-Scented have just finished recording their new, as yet untitled album. It's to be mixed by Andy Sneap, with a release planned in '07 by the German thrash crew.
The Used are to release their new album in February/March. More soon.
Florida punk foursome Copeland have signed to Columbia. The band were previously on the Militia Group label.


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Multi-platinum hard rock band and seven-time Grammy-winning artists METALLICA will release The Videos — 1989-2004 — the first-ever music video retrospective DVD on Warner Bros. Records, December 5th.

The collection — which includes all 21 of METALLICA's videos, plus bonus features — spans the years from 1989's ...And Justice For All to 2003's St. Anger, and features pioneering videos such as the muted color toned, film noir-classic "One," METALLICA's  ground-breaking first foray in music video.

With the 1991 release of Metallica (The Black Album) came the Wayne Isham-directed clips "Enter Sandman," which peppered performance clips alongside a nightmarish dreamscape, "Wherever I May Roam," featuring clips from a 1992 San Diego performance, and "Sad But True." Metallica went on to sell 14 million copies in the US.

The Videos — 1989-2004 also features additional esteemed directors who have contributed to METALLICA's video legacy such as Anton Corbijn, Jonas Akerlund, Samuel Bayer and The Malloys. Both "Enter Sandman" and "Until It Sleeps" won MTV Video Music Awards for Best Metal Video.

The DVD also includes the 1989 release of the home video 2 of One, (previously only available on VHS),  "Mama Said," which never aired in North America, and several extras such as the 11+ minute "Theatrical Version" of "The Unforgiven" and the film trailer for METALLICA's critically acclaimed 2004 documentary Some Kind Of Monster. All audio on the DVD has been re-mixed in 5.1 surround sound.

The Videos — 1989-2004 showcases what made METALLICA hard rock's most highly influential and celebrated band. With more than 90 million albums sold worldwide, they are one of the most commercially successful rock bands in history, and are currently ranked 18th on the RIAA's list of top-selling acts in the U.S.

Summer of 2006 saw METALLICA performing sold-out shows across Europe, and making their first-ever appearance in South Africa. The band is currently at their Northern California home-base writing material for their upcoming Warner Bros. release due in 2007. 

The full track-listing for The Videos — 1989-2004 is as follows:

Enter Sandman
The Unforgiven
Nothing Else Matters
Wherever I May Roam
Sad But True
Until It Sleeps
Hero of the Day
Mama Said
King Nothing
The Memory Remains
The Unforgiven II
Turn The Page
Whiskey in the Jar
No Leaf Clover
I Disappear
St. Anger
The Unnamed Feeling
Some Kind of Monster


2 of One
   One (Jammin’ Version)
   The Unforgiven (Theatrical Version)
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Film Trailer)

The cover art can be found here. ================

You can check out CEPHALECTOMY's new video for the track "Of Grievance And Exhumation (The Fallen)" online here ----------- LORD GORE
The following message was posted over at LORD GORE's recently launched official MySpace page.

has broken up. There will be no more new recordings from the band.

However, Razorback Records will be releasing a collection CD sometime in 2007 that will include all of the unreleased tracks the band recorded during the "Resickened" sessions as well as the "Dark Lords of the Cyst" demo tracks!

Also in 2007, Razorback will repress both albums, "The Autophagous Orgy" and "Resickened"!

We will keep this page updated on release dates and other info on the CD releases as well as any other mechandise that might possibly come out in the future including T-shirts or LP versions of the albums.
Thanks to all who have supported LORD GORE over the years and thanks to all new fans who have discovered us now! This page is dedicated to all of you and we look forward to reading all your comments and words about the band.


----------------- REGURGITATE

Swedish goregrinders REGURGITATE have posted the following update:

"On the 2nd of December we will record a couple of new songs for the upcoming split 7" ep with our dutch friends SKULLHOG (more known as the infamous BILE). The session will take place in a practice room in Örebro with help from Anders Jacobson. Regurgitated Semen Rec. will be releasing the record but a release date is yet to be decided by the label.

Something like 12-13 song will be recorded during the session and we're also aiming on re-recording "Lucid Fairytale" which didn't end up too good last time we attemped to cover that killer tune. The songs that don't end up on the split with S.H. will be used for another 7" ep. Label and release info will be posted soon." ----------------- SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer Speaks Out On Turkish Repression
Launch Radio Networks reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has sent out a message asking fans to write letters to the Turkish government protesting a law in Turkey called Article 301, which makes it a crime to say or write anything deemed to be "un-Turkish." Tankian wrote, "Journalists, writers and many others who are vocal are facing trials under this law. In fact this year's Nobel Prize winner for literature, Orhan Pamuk, escaped conviction on a technicality for his mention of the one million Armenians living in Turkey who were murdered in the first part of the 20th century."

Tankian asks that fans join members of Amnesty International in sending emails to the Turkish government asking them to "uphold the right to free speech and repeal Article 301 of the penal code."

Tankian added that the government of Sudan is also guilty of repressing speech, explaining, "In the Sudan today, tens of thousands have been killed and millions more have been driven from their homes. The Sudanese Government will not acknowledge the extent of the tragedy and refuses to protect its own people."

In addition to being a member of Amnesty International, Tankian is a co-founder, with AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello, of the political and social activist organization Axis Of Justice.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN is featured in a new documentary called "Screamers", about the history of genocide throughout the 20th century. The film will premiere in Los Angeles on December 8 and expand to other cities in January.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN is currently on an extended hiatus following the release of its "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" albums last year and the touring that followed. ---------------- LACUNA COIL: Video Of DOWNLOAD Festival Performance Availabl
Video footage of LACUNA COIL's performance on the main stage of the U.K.'s Download festival, which took place in June 2006, has been posted online at the Download festival web site. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Tight Rope
02. Fragile
03. To The Edge
04. Fragments Of Faith
05. Swamped
06. Enjoy The Silence
07. Heavens A Lie
08. Our Truth

As previously reported, LACUNA COIL has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. A five-minute video interview with LACUNA COIL guitarist Cristiano Migliore, conducted late October by the Finnish magazine Katso during the band's visit to Helsinki, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). -------------- ORANGE GOBLIN
British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN will team up with legendary U.S. heavyweights SOLACE as main support for a U.K. tour in May 2007. Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 11 - London, The Underworld
May 12 - Southampton, Joiners
May 13 - Bristol, Bierkeller (w/Gonga)
May 14 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
May 15 - Nottingham, Old Angel
May 16 - Manchester, Jabez Clegg (w/ THE HIDDEN HAND, STINKING LIZAVETA)
May 17 - Newcastle, Trillians
May 18 - Glasgow, Classic Grand
May 19 - Edinburgh, The Exchange

As previously reported, ORANGE GOBLIN have begun writing material for their new album, tentatively due next May via Sanctuary Records. Four tracks have already been completed and lots of ideas are coming together. The band says that the next record will definitely be a progression from 2004's "Thieving from the House of God" and will be based on its local history. Singer Ben Ward states that "it's not a concept album at all but we are using the theme of the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire that followed for a lot of lyrical and musical influence. It's definitely the strongest material we have written."

A few people have heard a couple of new songs that have been played in the recent live set and the band is currently drawing up a short list of potential producers and studios.

In other news, Ward will go into the studio this week to record a vocal track for the new MIDDIAN album, which is due out in April 2007. MIDDIAN is the new project of Mike from YOB and is one of the most hotly anticipated metal releases of next year. Ben will appear on the track "Sink to the Centre". --------------- QUEEN
According to The Rock Radio, "Greatest Hits I" by QUEEN is officially the best-selling album of all time in the U.K.

The compilation, which was first released in 1981, has sold a staggering 5,407,587 copies and has spent a record 20 years in the album charts. Other artists in the top ten were THE BEATLES, PINK FLOYD and DIRE STRAITS.

Surprisingly THE ROLLING STONES, LED ZEPPELIN and BOB DYLAN didn't feature in the top 10.

Positions have been determined by basing sales on data ranging from current sales figures to handwritten till receipts from the 1950s.

The top ten looks like this:

01. QUEEN - Greatest Hits (5,407,587)
02. THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper (4,803,292)
03. OASIS - What's The Story Morning Glory (4,304,504)
04. DIRE STRAITS - Brothers In Arms (3,946,931)
05. ABBA - Gold Greatest Hits (3,932,316)
06. PINK FLOYD - The Dark Side of The Moon (3,759,958)
07. QUEEN - Greatest Hits II (3,631,321)
08. MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller (3,570,250)
09. MICHAEL JACKSON - Bad (3,549,950)
10. MADONNA - The Immaculate Collection (3,364,785) ------------- SKINDRED

U.K.-based ragga-metal band SKINDRED has chosen Matt Squire to produce its as-yet-untitled sophomore album. Squire's body of work includes PANIC! AT THE DISCO's platinum smash CD "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" as well as THRICE's critically acclaimed "Artist In The Ambulance" record. Squire and SKINDRED are set to enter Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida on January 4 to begin production. The band is said to have over fifty songs to choose from following the writing process since the completion of its debut, "Babylon".

SKINDRED will embark on a full U.K. tour in the month of December. New York City-based DUB TRIO, who recently toured with GNARLS BARKLEY and PEEPING TOM, will serve as support for the December run. -------------- SENTENCED
An e-card for SENTENCED's upcoming "Buried Alive" DVD, which captures the Finnish band's final performance in their hometown of Oulu, Finland on October 1, 2005, can be accessed at this location. The e-card features a full mock-up of the DVD menu and a taste of "Buried Alive", including one full live song as well as snippets from all chapters. Directed by Mika Ronkainen of Klaffi Productions, the two-disc set features the entire concert, including a special guest appearance by former SENTENCED vocalist Taneli Jarva.

"Buried Alive" release dates:

Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux: November 24, 2006
U.K. / Spain / Denmark / Norway / France / Rest Of Europe: November 27, 2006.
Finland / Sweden / Hungary: November 29, 2006
Italy: December 1, 2006
USA: January 23, 2007 ----------- BETZEFER
Israeli metallers BETZEFER have posted their video for the song "Early Grave" at this location (Quicktime required). The clip was shot in September with director Noah Shulman. --------------- THE SCOURGER
Finnish thrashers THE SCOURGER — who scored a sensational No. 1 single in their home country with "Hatehead" last year — will support NAPALM DEATH on their forthcoming North European tour. More details will be announced soon.

THE SCOURGER reissued its debut album, "Blind Date with Violence", last month across Europe via Germany's Cyclone Records. The bonus material on the CD was taken from "To the Slayground" EP, the "Maximum Intensity" single and the Tuska 2006 live performance.

THE SCOURGER was formed in 2003 by former GANDALF singer Jari Hurskainen, guitarist Pekka Hämäläinen and drummer Seppo Tarvainen. Jani Luttinen of THE WAKE took the second-guitar post from Harri Hytonen, this new lineup debuting with a hometown (Helsinki) support to TRIVIUM in October 2005. THE SCOURGER issued their full-length debut, "Blind Date with Violence", produced by BLAKE's Aaro Seppovaara, in January 2006. In May Jani Luttinen injured his hand, necessitating WARMEN's Antti Wirman stepping in as substitute.

For more information on THE SCOURGER, visit ------------------ WRAITH OF THE ROPES
E.M. Hearst, guitarist, bassist, co-programmer and electronic percussionist/drummer for Hamilton, Ohio-based WRAITH OF THE ROPES, has issued the following update:

"I have started a 'traditional doom metal' solo project... I'm calling it HERMIT. It's influenced by all the classic doom bands like SABBATH, PENTAGRAM, VITUS, REVELATION, etc... with my own touch of madness thrown in. I'd like to collaborate with some other doom musicians on this project.... especially vocalists (in the traditional sense, not growlers or screamers)... so if you have a good voice and are interested let me know. If I can't find anyone, I'll continue doing the vocals myself. I just finished the first song, called 'Deborah'... you can download the high-quality (320kbps) MP3 here." ------------------- KORN

According to, KORN will release its first-ever acoustic album early next year. The group will issue a live "MTV Unplugged" LP through Virgin Records on Monday, February 19 in the United Kingdom.

The California-based band will join a legendary list of artists to release live albums for the music channel, including NIRVANA, NEIL YOUNG and STING.

The track listing for the CD has yet to be announced.

As previously reported, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis told rock radio station HardDrive Radio that the band has already written 18 songs for its new album since heading into the studio last month.

KORN began writing its eighth studio album on October 2. Davis wrote in an Oct. 1 online post, "I can't wait. I know it's gonna be insane. The band is really on fire and have some phat shit to record." Davis had said in earlier interviews that he and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer had both been writing new material while on the road in support of the band's last album, "See You on the Other Side".

The band plans once again to collaborate with The Matrix, the songwriting and producing team that worked with the group on "See You on the Other Side". ------------------ CELTIC FROST
CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog:

"All the events that have occurred within this band in the past five years... All the things undertaken and endured nonetheless. Astonishing and overwhelming. Unbearable to hear the final vivid chords of 'Synagoga Satanae' dissipate forever into the ether at the end of our last show in North America in 2006, this past November 11th. How can I possibly ever subsist without the mystery and enchantment this band conjures on stage every night? And yet how to live with it? How to retain even a small measure of sanity? It is the intensity and reality of this group's proceedings which keeps me from sliding into utter obliteration while at the same time providing the obliteration itself." ------------------- AXEL RUDI PELL: European Tour Dates Announced
Feb. 08 - London (Mean Fiddler) UK -------------- YNGWIE MALMSTEEN
Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was interviewed for an interactive news web site in Singapore called STOMP during his recent visit to the country. Watch the interview and live performance clips by following these links:

Interview Pt. 1
Interview Pt. 2
Performance Pt. 1 ("Demon Driver")
Performance Pt. 2 ("Rising Force")

As previously reported, an e-card for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's upcoming "Far Beyond The Sun" DVD (Universal), featuring two of the legendary Swedish guitarist's earliest live concert videos — "Trial By Fire: Live in Leningrad" and "Live '85" — is available at this location. ------------------- BREED
BREED 77, who originate from Gibraltar (an overseas territory of the United Kingdom), follow their recent triumphant No. 1 German rock club chart position with another No. 1 radio coup in the USA. The Latino rock pile driver "Alive" has become the most requested on air track on KMBY-X 103.9 Revolution in Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, California.

Says X 103.9 program director Byron Cooke: "This is unheard of — BREED 77 are an unsigned act in the U.S. and 'Alive' is hotter on the phones than INCUBUS, TOOL, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS or MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE! We originally picked this track up on import but it has just taken off of air — the phone lines are HOT and the listeners just love this record!"

On the back of this airplay BREED 77 are now scheduled to perform at X 103.9's Jingle Balls show with PAPA ROACH, LUPE FIASCO and THE TEAM on December 6 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. They are looking forward to bringing their hard-edged unique Latino rock sound to the U.S.

After a sold-out U.K. national tour, BREED 77's second studio album, "In My Blood", also debuted at No. 1 on Germany's MRC album chart, making it the most played album in German rock clubs. Last week the album saw off competition from releases by rock heavyweights TRIVIUM, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and the DEFTONES to land the top spot. ----------------- 3FACED
3FACED, the Southern California-based band featuring guitarist/vocalist Patrick Kennison (formerly of UNION UNDERGROUND) and bassist Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, DISTURBED, STATIC-X), has posted a new song, entitled "Found Myself", on its MySpace page.
--------------- THE HAUNTED Frontman
THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his MySpace page:

"Dreamland... ouch!

"Once again, I had me a nasty old near-psychosis experience. I ran out of meds last day of the European shows. Not so bad one might reason, but this was truly nasty. So first, it takes about 24 hours for the chemicals that mimic the serotonin I don't have to leave the system. Gradually you become feverish, kinda like speed sickness. Then as the adrenalin and the dopamines that are naturally elevated because of the shows every night wear off and all hell breaks loose.

"Sounds send waves of inequilibrium, and a sense of falling over rushes through my head. Cortisol levels start peaking, leaving me unable to handle any conflict at all. A question like 'How much milk in your coffee?' runs through the utterly confused limbionic system and the amygdala senselessly misinterpets the words as accusation sending out the impulse to start massproducing even further adrenaline and as the swoony feeling escalated the twitches kick in. An image of something breaking flashes trough my mind and my neck turns slightly and a muscle contracts in my back out into the left arm. Off to bed. Tomorrow morning thinks I...

"Sleep comes as a kind release, but with sleep comes dreams. I know these dreams like the back of my hand. A [recurring] loop of ultraviolence and running for my life eventually giving up my life and stealing another man's body to survive. The killings are utterly graphic, every detail up close with the grit and stenches of butchering pigs, cattle and sheep that did as a young man. In one sequence of the dream I run down a hallway of a Japanese supermarket on the 50th floor chased by DNA thiefs (hey! It's MY dream! DNA thieves are part of the subconcious world, OK! At least in my head...) with hatchets, to get away I have to throw myself through the window, but the window is an inch thick and it takes 8 times running all I got straight into the goddamn wall of glass, yes that hurts... Next thing I find myself freefalling towards this pool filled with black water. And this part I hate, as I hit the water all the air is beat out of me all I can hear is this earshattering whitenoise and I know I have to make it to the surface and then I see them. Eels. Huge fuckers. Yeah of course that means getting out fast. You get it. The heart is doing 220 bpm and I'm sweating profusely. And no, it's not it's over at any certain point. This dream just keeps going, over and over and over.

"The brain trying to compensate the lacking serotonine with adrenaline and dopamines. I think the most disgusting part of the dream is when I'm beat to death with wooden clubs but manage to slip myself (yeah I know...) over to one of the assailants' minds with this little electric gizmo and then hand my own body, a big sloppy mess of broken bones and crushes muscle skin and bloody ligaments over in a plastic bag to some boss like type.

"At one point of the dream I manage sneeking in to hide at a spa resort with again — a Japanese theme to it (there's something about the Japanese thing I need to figure out...), avoiding my grandmother — who's set a hit on me, I then manage finding out she's there with her evil thugs...

"Great dream, I know. The most frustrating point of it though, is the amnesia that hits somewhere.

"I get out of a shopping centre, walk across a city square and watching this parade of bionic steroid thugs with wires coming out of their heads with all the deja vu bells going off in my head like crazy. I walk through one of those turning door things enter a small hallway, and this dude puts a gun in my hand and tells me to just 'Get that son of a bitch!' he then rushes out and I'm standing there with a gun in my hand and I know there is something I shouldn't do. I press the button for the elevators, step inside it as it opens. I look at the gun still in my hand and I reach for one of the buttons inside the elevator, the elevator doors slide shut and it hits me... Not the elevator. Then the floor disappears, everything goes black and here goes the loop again...

"A couple of times I manage to get up for some water, but head back to bed and when I wake up the next morning I am a wreck.

"Every sound, every movement is enough to create a sensation of the floor disappearing and it feels like all I can say is 'Auhhhhhhghghhghhh,' I get up with some help from my wife, eat and then call the doctor. Eight hours later I'm starting to feel alright again...

"I won't go on to explain how the day passes before my carwreck of a synaptic system recharges, but it's rough. The good thing though is understanding what the hell is going on when something like this happens. When I was younger, I had no fucking clue and guess what... that. shit. freaked. me. out.

"It's been there for as long as I can remember, but it grew stronger every year. I found I could dodge it with getting stoned or drunk, or having sex. You get the picture right? I'm still in the process of figuring out what is wrong, but I'm so glad it's not really a big problem anymore, just a really heavy inconvenience — IF I don't medicate.

"Thought I'd share that...

"Now on the other hand — tonight we hit Seattle and Blackest of The Black. Guess what... I am completely, like always, unprepared, but looking forward to this like a kid walking into a candy store.

"Let's rock!" ----------------- mini news

Rebel Meets Rebel are to have their self-titled, debut album released in the UK and Europe through Locomotive on February 16. The band features Vinnie Paul, the late Dimebag Darrell and country maverick David Allan Coe. --------------- Die Apokalyptischen Reiter have cancelled their previously announced three UK shows. --------------- Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda is to hold an exhibition of his art. Called 'Diamonds Spades Hearts Clubs', it opens on November 19 at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. The exhibit includes ten paintings done by Shinoda for 'The Rising Tied' album from his side project Fort Minor. ---------------- After weeks of speculation, it’s finally been confirmed that drummer Adrian Erlandsson has left Cradle Of Filth. He’ll concentrate on other projects, including Needleye and Nemhain. ----------------- Firebird, featuring former Carcass/Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer, are to play London Camden Underworld December 12, Leeds Fenton 13, Sunderland Independent 14, Swansea Monkey Bar 17, Nottingham Old Angel 18. Get tickets via the ticket link at ----------------- Congratulations to Nickelback for winning the ‘Best Rock Group’ category at the World Music Awards, held in London on November 15.

hahahhahahahahaahahha --------------- 30 Seconds To Mars have made history. They’re the first US band ever to shoot a video in China. The clip, for the song ‘From Yesterday’, was filmed in The Forbidden City and the Emperor Qin Palace, used over 300 extras and is said to have a martial arts inspiration. --------------- Canadian band Sick City have signed to Trustkill. No news yet on their next album. --------------- The Dillinger Four are currently writing songs for their new, as yet untitled album. About half are now ready. No news, though, on when recording will start. ---------------- Alkaline Trio are to release an called 'Remains' through Vagrant on January 29. This includes songs featured on compilations, EPs and the B sides of singles, plus three live tracks recorded at a show in Los Angeles earlier this year. There will also be a 45-minute DVD.

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A brand new FUCK...I'M DEAD mp3 entitled "Cave In Your Cranial Cavity," taken from the upcoming Gore Grind Thrash Attack live DVD+CD, is now up on the No Escape Records MySpace page. ------------ THE VILLEBILLIES
Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, THE VILLEBILLIES, a mighty crew numbering ten in all cross-pollinating country, pop, hip hop and southern whiskey rock, have released 2 new tunes to the net:


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-------------- EPICA Singer In Talks To Replace TARJA In NIGHTWISH?

According to the Finnish weekly celebrity gossip magazine Katso, NIGHTWISH leader Tuomas Holopainen and the group's manager Ewo Rytkönen have been in contact with EPICA singer Simone Simons possibly taking over the frontwoman position in NIGHTWISH. It is rumored that Tuomas and Ewo became convinced that Simone was capable of of being the next NIGHTWISH vocalist after seeing Simone perform with EPICA at this year's Tuska Festival in Helsinki.

Katso contacted EPICA's tour manager Jeps Salfischberger, who was aware of the rumors but wouldn't confirm them to be true or false. According to Jeps, "EPICA is currently on break — that's all I can say about it."

Whether the rumors turn out to be true or not, Tuomas Holopainen has stated that the name of the new NIGHTWISH vocalist will not be announced until next spring.

For more information on Simone Simons, visit her MySpace page. ------------------- KORN

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN is working on the follow-up to its 2005 album, "See You On The Other Side". The band has already written 18 songs and will continue to come up with more before deciding which ones will make the final cut. Singer Jonathan Davis told Launch that the group has no intention of just repeating itself on the new CD. "You know, we want to step it up another level and try and do some more different stuff," he said. "We don't wanna do 'See You On The Other Side' part two. We're just taking our time and getting in there and doing some different kind of stuff, and I'm excited. I can't wait. I just started singing yesterday on the first song and it's really melodic, but it's still heavy, and it's definitely new and different for us."

Meanwhile, reported this week that KORN will release its first-ever acoustic album in early 2007. The live, "MTV Unplugged"-style disc will reportedly come out on February 19 in the U.K. However, the existence of this project has yet to be confirmed and Jonathan Davis himself made no mention of it to Launch.

Davis did recently say that he is planning to go on his first solo acoustic tour in February, which might have been confused with an album release.

Davis also told Launch that despite online reports, he has not officially agreed to play the title role in a new independent horror film called "Job". He is in talks to star in the movie, but has not signed on yet. If he does, it will be the singer's second major role in a horror film, following the yet-to-be-released "Sin-Jin Smyth".

Live tracks from KORN will appear on the "2006 Family Values" CD and DVD due out at the end of next month. ------------- THE PROPHECY
A brand new THE PROPHECY track, entitled "Rivers", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Yorkshire doom-death metallers' new album, "Revelations" (cover), due in January 2007 through No Face Records.
-------------- DEFTONES

DEFTONES joined Kevin & Bean of KROQ FM in Los Angeles in studio to discuss their new album "Saturday Night Wrist" and the difficulties recording the effort. Listen to the six-minute interview at this location. -------------- STEELHEART
Another new STEELHEART track, entitled "Twisted Future", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page.
-------------- RAUNCHY
A video clip of Danish modern metallers RAUNCHY performing the track "Phantoms" from their latest album, "Death Pop Romance" on November 10, 2006 at Train in Århus, Debnmark has been posted online at ---------- KITTIE
An unofficial video for KITTIE's new song "Funeral for Yesterday" has been posted online at The track is the title cut of the Canadian all-girl metal band's new album, due on February 20, 2007 via the group's own Kiss of Infamy record label. Check out the cover artwork at this location. -------------- BLACK SABBATH, GUNS N' ROSES Lyrics Banned In Iran
According to South Africa's Mail & Guardian Online, dozens of literary masterpieces and international bestsellers have been banned in Iran in a dramatic rise in censorship that has plunged the country's publishing industry into crisis. Among the forbidden items is a successful series of books featuring lyrics by BLACK SABBATH, QUEEN and GUNS N' ROSES. Stores were told to remove the books or face closure. Permission was subsequently denied for the publisher to reprint.

The clampdown has been headed by the hardline Culture Minister, Mohammed Hossein Saffar Harandi, a former revolutionary guard and close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It follows a relative thaw during the eight-year presidency of Ahmadinejad's reformist predecessor, Mohammed Khatami.

Read more at this location. -------------- MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer, EVANESCENCE Singer Featured In New JOHNNY CASH Video
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and Amy Lee of EVANESCENCE are among 36 stars who appear in the new video for the JOHNNY CASH song "God's Gonna Cut You Down".

The treatment for the clip was written by Justin Timberlake, who came up with the video's concept while he was taking a break from recording with producer Rick Rubin (who helmed Cash's award-winning American album series and Timberlake's "(Another Song) All Over Again").

Other stars who appear in the video include Iggy Pop, Kanye West, COLDPLAY's Chris Martin, actor Terrence Howard, Anthony Kiedis and Flea from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Chris Rock, MAROON 5's Adam Levine, Kate Moss, Sheryl Crow, Woody Harrelson, the DIXIE CHICKS, Keith Richards, Bono, (+44)'s Travis Barker, Kid Rock, Jay-Z and Johnny Depp.

Read more at --------------------- HANOI ROCKS
Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have posted the following message on their official web site:

"For the next few months HANOI ROCKS concentrates on writing new songs for their next album. They will go into studio in the beginning of 2007 and first singles will be released in the spring 2007. New album will be released in the autumn 2007."

As previously reported, a video interview HANOI ROCKS members with Andy McCoy (guitar), Conny Bloom (guitar; ex-ELECTRIC BOYS) and Andy "A.C." Christell (bass; ex-ELECTRIC BOYS) has been posted online at (scroll down).

HANOI ROCKS earlier in the year completed work on the video for the song "Back In Yer Face", taken from their "Another Hostile Takeover" album, available on Demolition Records. The CD is the group's first album to feature Bloom, who joined the band in 2004. A seven-minute video clip of HANOI ROCKS performing on June 29 at the Woughton Centre in Milton Keynes, U.K. has been posted online at ------------- FLESHGORE # Ukranian metallers FLESHGORE have uploaded a track entitled "Wake Up" from their upcoming promotional CD, "Wake Up For Freedom", at this location. ----------- KITTIE 2
KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander recently spoke to about the making of the group's new album, "Funeral for Yesterday", which comes out February 20 on their own Kiss of Infamy Records (distributed through EMI).

"In order to have rebirth, you must have death," Morgan explained. "So, all of the songs are about the demise of the former band, the resurrection of something new. It's really about letting go of what's already gone and putting everything negative or unfortunate to rest."

"On the last few albums we've had this strange divide where one song would be all full-out scary screaming metal and then we'd have a hard rock-ish ballad song," she said. "This time I wanted to blend the two styles together where you have the music of something really thrashy and heavy, but there's melody overtop."

Despite the obvious improvements, KITTIE still face an uncertain future. Much has happened in metal since 2004's "Until the End" was released, and it's unclear if the band's former fanbase will still be there. It's also not yet known how well their label will be able to promote "Funeral for Yesterday". Still, Lander looks to the days ahead with more enthusiasm than trepidation.

"Taking your future into your hands is very scary, but it's also really empowering," she said. "Yes, we've been out of the loop for a while, but I think the entire ordeal was a learning experience that allowed us to find ourselves. And now we're ready to come back with a vengeance."

Read more at ----------------- SLAYER Drummer To Guest On New APOCALYPTICA CD
During SLAYER's recent "Unholy Alliance" tour stop in Helsinki, Finland, the group's drummer Dave Lombardo took part in a recording session with Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA for their upcoming album, tentatively due in early 2007.

Lombardo's appearance on the new APOCALYPTICA CD will mark the third time he has played on an APOCALYPTICA album, having previously performed on 2003's "Reflections" and then again on 2005's "Apocalyptica".

"Many bands have asked me to play on their records but I prefer groups who have some really original and even strange ideas," Lombardo told Finnish journalist Timo Isoaho back in 2004. "APOCALYPTICA's concept is pretty unusual and I was flattered when Eicca (APOCALYPTICA) asked me to guest on [the song 'Betrayal/Forgiveness', which appears on 'Apocalyptica']."

APOCALYPTICA and Lombardo have known each other since 1998 when Lombardo played the "Mandatory Suicide"/"South of Heaven" medley with APOCALYPTICA at Holland's Headbanger's Heaven festival.

"We liked each other from the beginning and Dave told us to call him if we ever needed a drummer [for a recording session]," Eicca explained in 2004 ------------ VELVET REVOLVER
VELVET REVOLVER is currently in pre-production for its long-awaited sophomore album with producer Brendan O'Brien. O'Brien has produced or mixed most of the major rock bands of the past 20 years, including PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE. "Things are moving quick now, and we are all very excited," drummer Matt Sorum said in an online posting. "Rome was not built in a day so I believe everyone will be very happy when [the new CD is] finished."

VELVET REVOLVER's sophomore album has a working title of "Libertad". The band's 2004 debut, "Contraband", was certified double-platinum for sales in excess of two million copies in the United States.# --------------- EVANESCENCE
A video interview with EVANESCENCE guitarist Terry Balsamo, conducted recently by Holland's, has been posted online at this location. ------------------- RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Image Removed From 'Machine Head' T-Shirts?
Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT) official web site has been updated with the following message:

"We were shocked and appalled to learn in the last few days that someone has removed Ritchie's image from the 'Machine Head' tee shirts [before, after]. Apparently this was done just because someone doesn't want Ritchie to receive any money from their sales. Tony Edwards, the original manager of DEEP PURPLE feels the same way about this alteration of the image."

Commented Edwards: "The first I knew of 'Machine Head' shirts being sold, original or altered, were The Highway Star [web site] reports. I I I think the distortion of the original iconic image, largely conceived by my former partner the late John Coletta, is unworthy of those involved. It is not only artistic sacrilege but a lousy epitaph." -------- LINKIN PARK's SHINODA: 'We Want To Make Stuff That's Hopefully Cutting Edge And Different
Gary Graff of reports that LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda says fans should expect something a bit different when the group releases its third album next year. "There is an element to the album that will be familiar to people simply because it's the same guys making the music," he tells "But at the same time, these guys have grown up quite a bit, and we definitely have a different mind state about making songs.

"Most importantly, we want to make stuff that's hopefully cutting edge and different," he continues. "I feel like we did what we wanted to do with 'Hybrid Theory' and 'Meteora', and now it's time to step outside the box and try something new."

Shinoda says the band and producer Rick Rubin have narrowed about 100 song ideas down to 18 and will probably trim further before the album is finished. The MC says recording is "going really well" and that working with Rubin is "amazing ... really awesome."

"The thing about Rick that I love is he's unpredictable," Shinoda says. "He'll listen to a song and throw out an idea that seems completely out of nowhere, but it makes a lot of sense and it makes the song better."

Read more at ----------- SINNER
The cover artwork for the forthcoming SINNER album, "Mask of Sanity", has been posted online at this location.
---------- DEVIN TOWNSEND To Produce New DARKEST HOUR Album
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mainman Devin Townsend's wife Tracy — who takes care of much of Devin's business affairs (including his label HevyDevy Records) — has issued the following update:

"The big news this time is an addition to the HevyDevy family. Devin and I would like to announce the birth of baby boy Reyner Liam Johnstan Townsend (to be called Reyne — pronounced 'Rain' — in daily life) on October 4th, 2006, weighing 8lbs 10oz. He's awesome. It's an old cliché but words really can't describe it.

"While Devin has taken time away from touring to spend with his new family, this does not mean that he has been idle. He finally finished his second ambient album called THE HUMMER that has been submitted for printing and should be ready to order about November 15th. Devin says, 'Like DEVLAB, some people may not want to take a risk on it but I'm incredibly proud of it and have been slowly working on it for two years. It is an ambient record that is supposed to be relaxing and if you loop it, it is intended to be nice to snooze to.' Album art is by Konrad who also did DEVLAB. Also occupying his time in the past month has been work on his puppet show. The first puppet is coming together with Devin just sculpting the finishing touches. The main character is Ziltoid The Omniscient, an alien with ideas on destroying the Earth. It will consist of five minute episodes with Ziltoid interviewing artists and musicians, seeking from them some reason not to blow up the world. He is working with many other people on the project including Travis Smith (metal CD layout master), Marcus Rogers ('Vampira' video), among others. Ziltoid will be beaming episodes to the web when he sees fit, and he may be releasing Ziltoid merchandise later in the year. There is no set timetable for the show as it will be done when time is available. 'Ziltoid the Omniscient is something I have wanted to do since I was 15 years old,' says Devin. 'and people will wonder why so much energy was put into making him but I saw the movie 'The Dark Crystal' and thought it was so creative that I wanted to do something like that. This is nothing on that scale but some of the puppet-making techniques have been incorporated. It will be in your best interests to like Ziltoid or he will have to lower himself to destroy you.' Ziltoid's theme song is already written and will be made into a video as well.

"Devin filmed a 15-minute instructional video for the website describing his guitar rig and gear specifics on how he gets his sound. He demonstrates examples of various songs through all of the gear that he is currently uses. That video will be ready for viewing and uploaded later in the year.

"While STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and the DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND are on hiatus for a while, on this break, Devin has already written five new songs that don't fit in with either. He hopes to record a full album in project style (like TERRIA or INFINITY) in spring of 2007.

"February 20th Devin starts producing the new DARKEST HOUR album in Vancouver. It is the second time working with the band. The last album did really well for them so Devin is looking forward to topping that one. He will also be mixing this record." ----------------- MESHUGGAH: Audio Of Swedish Clinic Available
An audio recording of MESHUGGAH bassist Dick Lövgren and drummer Tomas Haake's clinic on Wednesday (Nov. 15) in Örebro, Sweden has been posted online: Part#1, Part#2. ---------------- IMPIOUS
Swedish death/thrashers IMPIOUS have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Holy Murder Masquerade", at this location. --------------- MASTODON
If you missed MASTODON made its first national television appearance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on November 1, it has now been made available for streaming online at this location. ----------- CRADLE

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have recruited Czech drummer Marthus (real name: Martin Škaroupka) to replace Adrian Erlandsson. Martin was born on January 20, 1981 in the Czech Republic and has previously played with GALACTIC INDUSTRY and INNER FEAR, among other bands. "A fine gent whose skills are second to none," Martin "will be continuing to play on the rest of the tour," CRADLE OF FILTH writes in a statement. "Those of you who have already seen us you will know that Martin is more than qualified for the job!" ------------ mini news

Orange Goblin have signed to Sanctuary Records. The band are expected to release a new album in May. To coincide with this, they’ll play the following shows: London Camden Underworld May 11, Southampton Joiners 12, Bristol Bierkeller 13, Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach 14, Nottingham Old Angel 15, Manchester Jabez Clegg 16, Newcastle Trillians 17, Glasgow Classic Grand 18, Edinburgh Exchange 19. ---------
H20 have posted new song '1995' at -----------

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RE: Thread for Metal lovers - 21/11/2006 9:41:46 PM   

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS reports: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS are more than halfway home on their first album since 2000, according to posts from drummer Jimmy Chamberlin on the group's site. "We have been working day and night in the studio and I am happy to say that the drums are finished!," he wrote earlier this month. "After almost a year of work, to finally sit down and listen to the drum takes, one after another, was a truly joyful experience."

Last week, he chronicled a "magnificent guitar symphony" from Billy Corgan featuring "eight guitars resonating in one big harmonic handshake. It is still ringing in my ears this morning."

His posts carefully worded to avoid any mention of song titles or acknowledgement of who, if anybody, is working with he and Corgan in the studio, Chamberlin has also thanked "the GRATEFUL DEAD, RUSH [and] BILLY THORPE for their guidance in this hour of need."

"I can honestly say that this has been one of the most musically satisfying and spiritually rewarding trips I have ever been on," he added.

Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Terry Date, the as-yet-untitled album is expected in late spring, with a tour to follow. No label affiliation has yet been announced; Corgan has released all of his post-PUMPKINS work on Reprise.



A short video clip of guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (SEBASTIAN BACH, HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM) and drummer Bobby Jarzombek (SEBASTIAN BACH, HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM) recording in the studio has been posted online at (courtesy of FPE-TV).


MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, is putting the finishing touches on its new album, tentatively titled "Invention - Or How The World Came To An End And Why We Did It", at Spiren Studio in Rognes (near Trondheim) with producer Rune Stavnesli. The CD will be the group's first for U.K.'s Candlelight Records and is planned for an early 2007 release.

Commented the band: "When you get presented with a piece of cake, you eat it. When you get presented with two pieces, you eat 'em both. At least some do. We do. We're supresizing. I guess the conceptual nature of this coming album seems to reveal itself to us before our very eyes, but I guess it's one of those things you need to get out of the system. We've been very process-oriented with this album, something we might have mentioned before, but as this process is about to end we seem to find out what we're actually doing. I can say as much as this album will be varied ... Dark as Hell, but equally varied. Hell. It's all-out 'more is more.' This will be our 'this-kinda-album' album, and not the start of something new for us, or whatever veteran artists say to the press to justify their current release.

"As we also might have mentioned once, we're working on another album. When it'll be done is another matter completely, but it'll be another story all together. Not that it's important now, but we've structured our writing process in this manner to keep things interesting. Maxing out in all directions, and trying to tie a knot at the end of 'em all. What I'm trying to say is that we're seeing how the world comes to an end, and we're humming along as the dustclouds rise above the ruins."

As previously reported, a live video by MANES performing the song "The Neoflagellata Revision" has been made available for download at this location (Windows Media, 38 MB). The clip is also available for viewing at The video was edited from bootleg footage shot at a 2004 gig in MANES' hometown Trondheim.
"The Neoflagellata Revision" is one of two new songs that appeared on MANES' 2006 release, the seven-track EP entitled "[view]", out on Aural Music. Among the other songs on the EP is a cover song of "Cinder Alley" (originally by 16 HORSEPOWER), which can also be heard on the band's MySpace profile.

MANES was founded back in late 1992 and released three demos, plus a debut album ("Under ein Blodraud Maane", Hammerheart Records) as a two-piece, but has since then evolved to become a multi-headed monster. With members from bands like THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, the band released the album "Vilosophe" on the Italian label Code666 in 2003 to great reviews. As a stepping stone before the next album is released, the EP "[view]" came out as a limited edition in February 2006 on Aural Music, the mother label of MANES' previous record company, Code666. The band left Aural Music not long after the release of this EP and signed to Candlelight Records.

MANES' music defies any easy genre definitions, but can best be described as a dark mix of metal, rock and electronica.


BLIND GUARDIAN Creates New Epic... Well, Kinda

Having recently launched a North American tour with LEAVES' EYES in support of "A Twist in the Myth", BLIND GUARDIAN's German roots are never far behind. Featured in the "Betcha Can't Play This" section on Page 34 of the holiday 2006 issue of Guitar World and on the DVD insert, guitarist André Olbrich explains how being exposed to classical music during childhood has made a definite impression on him as an adult musician, but not everything is composed with classically-tinged trills.

Eager to demonstrate the age-old adage of "All work and no play makes jack a dull boy," vocalist Hansi Kürsch and Olbrich stopped by the Revolver magazine offices in August to record an impromptu song in two hours. To hear their resulting 40-second opus, go to this location and scrolll down to "Click below to hear the entire song!" Additional information is available on Page 44 in the current issue of Revolver.

In honor of BLIND GUARDIAN's "Adventures of 'The Unit'" feature, Nuclear Blast is giving away Hansi's handwritten autographed lyrics and André's guitar pick used in the creation of the "Snake of Destruction" MP3. For more information on how to enter the contest, go to this location.



A video clip of COLDWORKER performing the song "Generations Decay" last Saturday (Nov. 18) at at Trägårn in Gothenburg, Sweden has been posted online at "It's pretty rough both in the audio and video department, but it is our first YouTube clip nevertheless!" the group's drummer, Anders Jakobson (ex-NASUM), writes on the band's web site.



A video clip of SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner playing along to the SHADOWS FALL track "Those Who Cannot Speak" at the Meinl Drum Festival on September 9, 2006 in Gutenstetten, Germany is available at this location (Windows Media).



A live video of BLEEDING THROUGH performing the track "Love Lost In a Hail Of Gunfire" at The Country Club in Syracuse, NY during an Ozzfest off-date over the summer has been posted online at the Underground Video Television web site.


TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda's video for his cover of the BEATLES classic "Eleanor Rigby" has been posted online at The clip, which was shot on May 4, 2006, also features an appearance by TWISTED frontman Dee Snider, since he was responsible for laying down the lead vocal tracks for the song on Ojeda's recently released solo album, "Axes 2 Axes". The location of the shoot was the castle on Sands Point Preserve on Long Island, New York that hosted Snider's 50th surprise birthday bash last year.



A 20-minute audio interview with KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace, conducted recently by Norway's Metal Express Radio, has been posted online at this location.


New MINISTRY Album Due In September 2007

REVOLTING COCKS guitarist Sin is currently collaborating with MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen on the final MINISTRY album, entitled "The Last Sucker". "It should be done by May 1st and released by mid-September 2007," Sin writes in an online posting. "So far it's BLAZING!"

In a May 2006 interview with, Jourgensen said that like its two predecessors — 2004's "Houses of the Mole" and this year's "Rio Grande Blood" — the final MINISTRY album will be politically minded blast at the administration of President George W. Bush.

"It's a trilogy," Jourgensen said. "The next one's going to be called 'The Last Sucker', and it's also about this corrupt administration. That seems to be my muse; everyone seems to think I write real shitty music when a Democrat's in office. So we'll do that one, and then me and George Bush go riding off hand-in-hand, into the sunset."

Regarding his decision to put MINISTRY to rest, Jourgensen said, "I've got other things to do. I just started a label (13th Planet Records), and I want to sign some bands and really build it up like I did with WaxTrax in the '80s, not just a vanity label. I think it's time — and I'll be leaving on the top of my game instead of hanging on too long and doing crappy AEROSMITH and ROLLING STONES albums 30 years later."

Glenn Hughes
An eight-minute audio interview with legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), conducted recently by Norway's Metal Express Radio, has been posted online at this location.
MIKE PATTON: New Video Interview Available
A video interview with former FAITH NO MORE and current PEEPING TOM frontman Mike Patton, conducted earlier in the month by Holland's, has been posted online at this location.

In a recent interview with U.K. magazine Rock-A-Rolla (web site ), former FAITH NORE MORE frontman Mike Patton said that a fifth release by star-studded noise-mongers FANTOMAS — which also features MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osborne, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo — would probably not see the light of day for a couple of years. "I'm gonna take a little break from FANTOMAS and do some other things," he stated and added that the record will be "all electronic" and will contain "no acoustic instrumentation." In the same article, Patton revealed that the next TOMAHAWK and PEEPING TOM records would likely be released in 2007.

Speaking to Greg Prato of in May 2006, Patton stated that the first all-new studio effort from TOMAHAWK since 2003's "Mit Gas" was coming along "slowly but nicely — and I'm completely to blame for the slowly part. [Guitarist] Duane [Denison] has had stuff written for it seems like eons now, and I'm just been very backed up. It's getting closer and closer to my main focus now. So I expect once I can zero in on it, we'll be able to bang it out and hopefully record it before the end of the year."
OMNIUM GATHERUM Completes Bass Tracks For New CD; Photos, Video Clips Available
Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM entered Southeast Studios in Karhula, Finland on November 6 with producer Teemu Aalto to begin recording their third album, tentatively titled "Stuck Here On Snake's Way". So far, the drums and the bass have been recorded, according to a posting on the group's web site. A new studio diary entry, including video clips from the recording sessions, is available at this location.

KAMELOT Guitarist: 'New Album Is Going Killer
Guitarist Thomas Youngblood of the American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT has issued the following update:

"I am flying back from some intense and very productive recording sessions with producer Sascha Paeth in Wolfsburg, Germany. We are flying over one of nature's most beautiful sites, a crystal clear view and fly over of Greenland. We can see glaziers and mountains for miles, no human presence seems to be seen anywhere. Breathless!

"The new album is going killer, folks. Casey [Grillo] is due to finish drums in the next two weeks. He returns to Gate Studios for the first time since the 'Karma' album.

"After months of work, the new DVD and live CD is finally out [in Europe]! Thanks to all the help we got from Patric Ullaeus and the various artists that help with the packaging and content."

Due to "production issues," the North American release date for KAMELOT's first-ever DVD and double live CD, entitled "One Cold Winter's Night", was moved from October 24 to December 4. A trailed for the DVD is available at the band's KamTV channel on

"One Cold Winter's Night" was recorded on February 11, 2006 at the historic Rockefeller Musichall in Oslo, Norway. KAMELOT enlisted renowned film and video director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) to chronicle the night's events. Bringing with him from Gothenberg, Sweden, Patric had a large crew of professionals and equipment, including 18 cameras, that would be used in and around the concert grounds.

The title for the band's first DVD to date (based on an earlier KAMELOT song title) was chosen long before the actual shoot. Ironically this winter turned out to be one of the longest and coldest in the country's history, with enormous amounts of snow and numerous chaos-causing blizzards.

For more information, click here.
PAIN CONFESSOR: New Demo Samples Available
Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR have uploaded audio samples of two recently recorded demo tracks — "Without Redemption/Without Remorse" and "Ne Plus Ultra" — at this location . The band made an eight-song pre-production recording on November 17-19 in preparation for its upcoming third album, "Purgatory of the Second Sun", which the group plans to record beginning mid-December at Fantom Studio with producer Samu Oittinen. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Mercenaries", "Last of Forever", "Dreamcrusher", "Second Sun", "My Last Words" and "End". According to a posting on the group's web site, "the forthcoming album will be the heaviest and most brutal PAIN CONFESSOR album yet." An early March release is expected. A single will precede the album in February.

PAIN CONFESSOR's sophomore album, "Fearrage", was released in March via Megamania. The follow-up to 2004's "Turmoil" was recorded and mixed by Janne Saksa at Studio Sound Supreme and was produced by Janne Saksa and PAIN CONFESSOR.

Austrian/American "epic metal" band VISIONS OF ATLANTIS has posted two video clips from the group's appearance at the the Metal Female Voices Fest 4 on October 21, 2006 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium:

"Send Me a Light" (video )
"State of Suspense" (video )
Former VOIVOD Bassist Performs With MARTYR In Montreal: Video Available
Former VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves "Blacky" Theriault joined MARTYR on stage at their CD-release show on November 11 at the Medley in Montreal, Quebec to perform a cover of VOIVOD's "Brain Scan" (from the "Dimension Hatröss" album) in front of 900 fans. Watch a video clip of the performance at Blacky also laid down the bass in the studio for MARTYR's version of "Brain Scan", which appears on the group's latest album, "Feeding the Abscess".
rOLLINS BAND Reissues In The Works
Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has issued the following update:

"Hello folks. It's November and it's been awhile since I have done a newsletter. This was a long year with a lot of work and I hope that next year will be just as busy.

"We have started work on the next season of the IFC show and so far, the performances from the bands we taped are pretty mind blowing: THE MARS VOLTA, RYAN ADAMS, THE BLOOD BROTHERS, PEEPING TOM, just to name a few. We have not done any sit-down guest interviews as yet but I guess that starts soon enough. The first show of the new season will air at beginning of April. I'll get that start date to you as soon as it's firm.

"I will be going out on another USO tour in December. The location is still being worked out and they tell me where I'm going only a few days before I leave for security reasons. Wherever it is I end up will be the right place to be. It will be my seventh USO tour. I am looking forward to it. These trips are never easy to do but always worth it.

"I have a few talking shows tentatively booked for late this year/early next year in Dubai and Israel. I don't expect I'll be seeing many of you at these shows but I thought I'd let you know. When and if the dates firm up, I'll post the details. I plan on getting some interesting travel done in the next several months so I'll have some good stories for next year's talking tour.

"I hope some of you have checked out the radio show I do on Indie 103.1, Tuesday nights, 8-10 p.m. PST. You can go to and read all the show's playlists and broadcast notes. I perhaps spend too much time working on the show but it's been a good time so far and I think I'm getting some good music out there. It's cool to get my record collection off the shelf and on the air. The show is listened to by people all over the world via the Internet (you can access it via the above-referenced website).

"It is the end of the year and it's time to unleash our new stuff. Here are the details:

"New Book - 'A Dull Roar': The full title is 'A Dull Roar (What I Did On My Summer Deracination)'. When my old bandmates and I decided that after not playing together since 1997, we were going to get back together and tour in the summer of 2006, I figured there might be some good stories to tell. So, in March I started a journal to document the four months I allotted myself to prepare mentally and physically for the tour and also the tour itself. During this period, I finished the second season of my show on the Independent Film Channel, worked in the film 'Wrong Turn 2', performed at the Download Festival in England and made trips in and out of New York City for band practice and press. As I have in the past, I overworked, underslept, blew out joints and generally had a swell time. The tour itself had its shares of ups and downs, which are documented in the book.

"I know what some of you are thinking, and no, it's not the 'Dispatches' file. For fans of my books 'Broken Summers' and 'Smile You're Traveling', you may find this book to your liking. We printed a limited first edition of 1000 copies that will differentiate itself from the rest of the press run by having a different colored cover, a signed-and-numbered title page and the coolest part (to me anyway) is the flexibound cover. This book will not be at retail for a long time, if ever.

"New DVD – 'Live In The Conversation Pit': Some of you may have seen this one on eBay or on at some absurd price. That's because a small run of them were pressed in Australia several months ago and found themselves on other shores. The domestic version is all done and it's the same as the one that came from Australia only at a much better price. The DVD is from a multi-night run of shows in Sydney Australia in May of 2005 while on the '25 Years Of Bullshit Tour'. It came out looking and sounding good.

"Old DVD better price – 'Up For It': There's nothing new about this DVD but there's some good news about it. Years ago, we did a licensing deal with another label to release this title and we had to buy pieces from them to sell on our site and they charged us plenty. That old deal just ran out and we pressed up a run of them and wouldn't dare charge that kind of money now that we have it back here where it belongs. It was 24 bucks but now that we've cut out the middle man, it's 15 bucks. The new cover is cooler looking, but there's nothing new about the DVD itself.

"In the works – 'Fanatic! Vol. 2': As the year winds down, so too does the work on the next installment of my labor of obsession, 'Fanatic! Vol. 2'. Same as the previous volume, this is the broadcast notes from my show on L.A.'s own Indie 103.1 (where I have a radio show, once a week on Tuesday nights from 8 to 10 p.m. PST called 'Harmony In My Head'). I liked what we did with the first volume but for 'Vol. 2', I wanted to add more images so I started digging deep into my reserves for flyers, press clippings and other stuff relating to the songs that would be great to look at. I reached out to some fellow Fanatics and borrowed some great DAMNED and BLACK FLAG flyers and clippings and made Carol and Dave crazy with all the scans and reductions but it will be worth it when you see it. As soon as 'Dull Roar' was away to the printer and off our desks, we immediately started in on this book. It's almost done and should be ready at some point in 2007.

"'Talk Is Cheap Vol. 5': I haven't had time yet to sit down with Rae and go through the shows that were recorded on the '25 Years Of Bullshit Tour' but I will have some time soon and will be on the case. When 'Talk 5' is done, I'll let you know.

"ROLLINS BAND reissues: We will be re-releasing some of the old catalog in 2007. The first two up will be 'Hot Animal Machine' and 'Life Time'. Nothing will be different with 'Hot Animal Machine' but 'Life Time' will contain all the live tracks from the original CD release as well as all the studio tracks from the sessions. All these tracks on one CD will be a first. Later in the year we will put out the 'Hard Volume' album and the 'Turned On' album will be remastered and indexed with track numbers. There will probably be some other things from that era coming out as well. We'll keep you posted."
STEVE HARRIS' Daughter Added To Remainder Of IRON MAIDEN's European Tour

IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris' daughter Lauren Harris and her band have been added to MAIDEN's European tour for all dates from and including Den Bosch, Holland on November 26 through to the two nights at Earl's Court, London December 22-23.

Says manager Rod Smallwood: "Lauren supported MAIDEN in Japan on our first two Euro shows in Denmark and went down extremely well with those audiences so we all thought why not put her on the other shows too as an addition to the bill. Nearly all the shows are already sold out and as all the halls are standing on the floor and fans like to get in position at the barriers early this would be great for those fans to be entertained during the period before the show would usually start, so it's a bit extra for those fans. Lauren will play for about 25 minutes each night prior to TRIVIUM. This will not change the current running times of our shows or the sets played by IRON MAIDEN and TRIVIUM — it's an added bonus to the existing bill."

As previously reported, legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has uploaded a number of photos of Lauren Harris. Halfin says, "I've photographed her since she was born — and you know, she looks better with age..." Check out the pictures at this location.

Lauren's current solo band features Ritchie Faulkner (guitar; also in VOODOO SIX) from U.K., Tom McWilliams (drums; JON SECADA, CRITICAL MASS) from U.S. and new bassist Randy Gregg (THIN LIZZY, ANGEL) also from U.S., who takes over from Miguel Gonzales (BRIAN HOWE).

Lauren Harris recently spent time in Miami, Florida recording a solo album with Grammy-nominated writer/producer Tom McWilliams.

A five-minute audio interview with Lauren Harris conducted on June 6 by Jim Bone of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA's WBSX-97.9X has been posted online in MP3 format at this location.

For more information, visit

MANOWAR will release its new double DVD, "The Day The Earth Shook - The Absolute Power", on the following dates:

November 24, 2006 - Germany
November 27, 2006 - The Rest of Europe
November 21, 2006 - USA and Canada

On July 21-23 of 2005, MANOWAR — the loudest band on earth — hosted the first ever MANOWAR Mega Fan Convention, culminating in a stellar performance as headlining act for Earthshaker Fest 2005. Located in Geiselwind, Germany, this massive combination of events saw three days of true heavy metal fans and festivities, all of which was captured on 27 cameras. Now prepare to be wowed by the sheer power and passion of MANOWAR and the greatest fans in the world with the double DVD, "The Day The Earth Shook - The Absolute Power".
A teaser medley of "Meaningless", "In The Nothingness Black", "Psykorgasm", and "Pigfuck" — four songs from the new MNEMIC album, "Passenger", which is due out on February 6, 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records — is available for streaming at this location.
mini news
Taking Back Sunday have a DVD coming out in mid-December. It's called 'Louder Now: Patrone'.
The Offspring are working with producer Bob Rock on their new album, which should be released next year.
Pink Cream 69 have signed to Frontiers Records. Expect a new album next year.
The Fall Of Troy are to work with produced Matt Bayles on their next album, which is to be titled ‘Manipulator’
Evanescence have been forced to cancel their show at Manchester Apollo on November 21. This is because of ‘family reasons’, affecting an undisclosed member of the band.

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KATAKLYSM has confirmed the following tour plans for 2007:

-May 2007 :  UK, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France /  "Road to Devastation II"

Denmark's EXMORTEM have posted a pre-production version of a new song entitled "Slow Death Regimes" over at their official MySpace page.

Canadian quintet THE END has released more details, as well as the first track from their long-awaited new full-length album Elementary.

Elementary, which marks an enormous step forward in creative growth and songwriting for the band, was recorded throughout the summer at BWC Studios in Brampton, Ontario with engineer and longtime friend Greg Dawson. The finished track listing for Elementary is as follows; "Dangerous," "The Never Ever Aftermath," "Animals," "The Moth and I," "Throwing Stones," "My Abyss," "Awake?," "A Fell Wind," "In Distress," and "And Always...." "We have been hiding in obscurity for the last year writing and recording this album and we’re all about ready to explode." guitarist Andrew Hercules illuminates; "Hopefully that doesn’t actually happen or else we'd have a big gory mess to clean out of the van. Simply put I think this will be one of those records you fall madly in love with or decree it to be the bane of your existence, but you won't forget it."

Elementary's album art, designed by U.K. artist Colin Marks, can be viewed at this location. Hercules (the band is rounded out by vocalist Aaron Wolff, guitarist Steve Watson, bassist Sean Dooley and drummer Anthony Salajko) comments on the connection between art and title: "The artwork is all generated from the ideas and imagery in the songs themselves. The cover is symbolic of the perils of idolatry, which is a reoccurring theme throughout the record. The album being titled Elementary is complimented by the simplicity of the images. Which is usually one image comprised of two different interacting forces striving to achieve balance. Why? Because that's the way things are. Basic. Elegant."

An advance preview track taken from Elementary, "Animals," is available now via the band's official MySpace page. Elementary is set for a February 6th, 2007 North American release date (February 12th internationally). -------------- TOM WAITS
You can check out a few songs from TOM WAITS' new album, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards, a three CD set featuring rare and new songs, over at his MySpace page. The album was released yesterday (Nov. 21st). ------------- CORPSING

CORPSING have posted three new songs from their upcoming new album, The Stench of Humanity, over at their official MySpace page. ------------ Adrian Erlandsson

Adrian Erlandsson announced his departure from CRADLE OF FILTH last week. He also announced that he is forming a new band with some as-of-yet un-named participants. In addition, he has started another band called Nemhain that features his wife Morrigan Hel as vocalist. antiMUSIC’s Morley Seaver did an interview with Adrian and here’s what he had to say about all the changes:

antiMUSIC: Well, the big news first. You've left Cradle. Can you tell us what led to your decision?

Adrian: I joined Cradle in the summer of '99 and have had some good times creating music with the band and playing live. But as a musician when things become too familiar, it is time to move on. I need a certain edge in everything that I do when that it gone it's time to move on. So I decided to leave and concentrate on other things.

antiMUSIC: What can you tell us about your other project? Is either James (McIlroy) or Martin (Powell) part of this group?

Adrian: I have been working with some 'serious players' for some time now. To me it is the ultimate metal band. With very catchy, hard hitting metal songs. We have about 9 songs at the moment and will have our demo ready hopefully by the end of the year. Then the band will be made official and everyone will know why I am so excited about this band!!!

antiMUSIC: How and when did Nemhain come to be?

Adrian: Me and my wife Amber have been talking along time about how amazing it would be to have a band together, creating music together, playing together and eventually touring the world together. We had some of our close friends over and realized that we had all the members that we need for the band right here in the room! In the excitement an acoustic guitar came out and there was the first Nemhain Jam! Amber already had a lot of lyrics and song ideas which Cherry and her started working on straight away. The fire and devotion within the band beats any band I have been in before!!!

You can read the whole interview at this location. ------------- RE:IGNITION,

RE:IGNITION, featuring Steev Esquivel of SKINLAB, released their Corporate Punishment Records debut album today. A few streams from the disc can be found online at this location.
------------ BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Reschedules Remainder Of U.K. Tour
Welsh metalcore band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE has been forced to cancel the remaining dates on its current sold-out U.K. tour as well as a string of U.S. dates that were to follow throughout December. With a heavy heart, singer and frontman Matt Tuck has had to take a break due to laryngitis brought on from a throat infection and fatigue.

Commented Tuck: "To all our Stateside friends, I am truly sorry we will not be there in December as planned to see you guys. Me and the boys are gutted just as much as you are, but the word is I've been signed off by my doctors over here who have told me I need to rest up if I want to keep on singing the way I do in the future, and of course that's what I want to do. Sorry to disappoint you, but please rest assured we WILL be back, and back with a vengeance, in 2007. Hope y'all have a great Thanksgiving, see you soon."

All of the U.K. dates have however been rescheduled to January, apart from Brighton, where refunds for the show will be available from the point of purchase. The band did everything it could do reschedule this show as well but there was unfortunately just no venue availability. They will return to Brighton later in 2007.

Rescheduled U.K. dates are as follows:

Jan. 03 - Newcastle Academy
Jan. 04 - Manchester Apollo
Jan. 05 - Birmingham Academy
Jan. 07 - Cardiff University
Jan. 08 - Hammersmith Apollo

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will also make a return to Edinburgh in Scotland in the very near future to make up for the shortened set the band were forced to play due to Matt's fading lung power this week. The band will be coming back to the U.S. in early 2007, around the time they also return to the studio to record the follow-up to "The Poison", which has sold 136,000 copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ------- EXMORTEM
A pre-production/rehearsal recording of a new EXMORTEM song, entitled "Slow Death Regimes", has been posted online at the Danish metal band's MySpace page. According to the band, it is "a slower, darker and heavier song than what people might expect from the band!! With the most twisted riffing yet and a more raw sound, this shit should appeal to all fans of human degradation." ------- MINSK

MINSK has completed work on its Relapse debut full-length, entitled "The Ritual Fires of Abandonment".

The Chicago/Peoria, IL quartet recorded "The Ritual Fires of Abandonment" at Parker's Volume Recording studio (PELICAN, UNEARTHLY TRANCE) in Chicago. The final track listing for the hour long effort is as follows:

01. Embers
02. White Wings
03. Mescaline Sunrise
04. The Orphans of Piety
05. Circle of Ashes
06. Ceremony Ek Stasis

The album art for "The Ritual Fires of Abandonment", designed by artist Orion Landau (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, HIGH ON FIRE), can be previewed at this location. -------------- EARTH

Southern Lord recording artists EARTH have finished the recording and mastering of their latest album, tentatively entitled "Hibernaculam". The audio material consists of three old EARTH classics redone in a different, stark and clean tone (ala the "Hex" material) plus the track "A Plague of Angels", which was previously available on a rare tour-only 12". The album will be a special dual CD/DVD "hybrid" with the audio mentioned above on one side, an EARTH documentary filmed by Seldon Hunt lies on the other. The documentary features many interviews with Dylan Carlson and live footage from the group's 2006 European tour.

"Hibernaculam" track listing:

CD Side:

01. Ouroboros Is Broken
02. Coda Maestoso In F (Flat) Minor
03. Miami Morning Coming Down
04. A Plague of Angels (2006 mix)

DVD Side:

* EARTH Documentary with interviews and live footage (filmed by Seldon Hunt)


Dylan Carlson: Fender Telecaster
Adrienne Davies: Drums
Jonas Haskins: BassVI & Rickenbacker
Steve Moore: Trombone & Wurlitzer
Don McGreevy: Fender Bass

"Hibernaculam" will be released on Southern Lord in the first half of 2007. --------------- THROWDOWN

Orange County, CA-based band THROWDOWN will enter the studio mid-January to begin recoridng its new album, "Venom and Tears", tentatively due next spring via Trustkill Records.

Commented bassist Matt Mentley: "It is coming along awesome, and we can't wait to get in the studio to start recording. Right now we have about eight songs done musically. We also have about another seven or eight that are real rough drafts at this point. It is for sure the most material we have ever had going into recording, so we are gonna have a really hard time deciding what is gonna make the final cut."

THROWDOWN's last CD, "Vendetta", came out in June 2005 through Trustkill. The follow-up to the band's breakthrough album, "Haymaker", was produced by Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL). ----------- HOLY TERROR: Audio Interview With Founding Member KURT COLFELT Posted Online
A 50-minute audio discussion with HOLY TERROR founding member Kurt Colfelt about the new HOLY TERROR restrospective, entitled "El Revengo", has been posted online by webmaster/archive caretaker Scott L. in MP3 format at this location (48.9 MB). ------------ DARK TRANQUILLITY
Vocalist Mikael Stanne of the Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY has issued the following update:

"I can't believe it... We made it! It's done and there is nothing I can do about it.

"Just got back from the studio where everything is now shipped off to Denmark where Tue Madsen will perform his magicky magic on the things we've been working on these last 7 weeks. I just finished the last vocal lines a couple of days ago and it feels sweet.

"As always with recordings, there is alot of stress and self-doubt, but being in a more than familiar environment in Martin's [Henriksson, guitar] studio (Rogue) has helped tremendously. The recordings have not only been smooth and focused but the overall feeling that we are creating something amazing has really driven us through this. It turned out so different and diverse that the hardest thing for me now is to find a suitable title for the whole thing. How can I sum up in a title something that is everything and nothing, grounded and out there, intorvert and extra-terrestial all at the same time?

"Welll, keep watching this space and I will let you know soon enough.

"Right now I am just so glad it's done. Anders [Jivarp, drums] did a fantastic job grinding and beating (off) in the studio, Micke [Michael Nicklasson] has delivered some really crushing bass, Martin and Niklas [Sundin, guitar] have really outdone themselves with great riffs and truly outstanding solos and Martin B [Brändström, electronics] has poured a lot of misery and anxiety into his soundscapes. Now all we do is wait for the mix, and this being our first time mixing out of house so to speak we are really excited to hear what the hell we've been up to!" ------------- 'Trailer Park Boys' Perform With GUNS N' ROSES In Halifax: Video Available

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Ryan has submitted the following report:

"I was at the GUNS N' ROSES show in Halifax [Monday] night [Nov. 20] and Julian, Ricky and Bubbles from the 'Trailer Park Boys' [Canadian comedy show/film] joined them on stage. Bubbles [a.k.a. actor/musician Mike Smith] sometimes plays a song in character called 'Liquor and Whores'. The entire [GUNS N' ROSES] band, including Axl [Rose], played 'Liquor and Whores' with Bubbles singing and playing guitar."

"We're not too far from our own trailer park," Rose said after the track was performed. "I think that's going to become a staple of our set. We're going to have to play those guys some royalties."

Check out a video clip of the "Trailer Park Boys" and GUNS N' ROSES performing "Liquor and Whores" live in Halifax at --------------- KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Video Footage From 'Secret' Hollywood Gig Posted Online
A video clip of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE performing the song "Fixation on the Darkness" during the band's "secret" gig this past Monday (November 20) at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California has been posted online at this location. ---------- MUSHROOMHEAD Drummer: SLIPKNOT Are 'Just A Bunch Of Hacks Who Got Lucky'
Jeff Kerby of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with MUSHROOMHEAD drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

KNAC.COM: When it comes to MUSHROOMHEAD, there are so many misconceptions with regard to how you formed and what prompted the band to come into being in the first place. Then, there is the whole idea that SLIPKNOT were the originators in the whole mask/metal renaissance. Is that something that you spend a lot of time trying to dispel? Is it hard to reconcile?

Skinny: The point where we're at now is on a personal level, I don't give a fuck. That's just how the cards fell. Sure, we've been doing it way longer than them, but they were in the public eye before us. It definitely could have been different, and they could be living in our shadow, but…it went the other way. I can't say that it's not disheartening, but to be compared to something that you can't even be compared to is kind of shitty. A lot of people aren't artists. A lot of people don't have creative integrity. People should be able to go, "Shit, I don't care which came first — the chicken or the egg. Fuck it. I like this one." It is difficult though because every interview you do, that does get mentioned. Coming up though, I was into KISS and ALICE COOPER, and there were plenty of other bands way more talented than SLIPKNOT that did it before that didn't get the recognition. When we started doing it, there was GWAR and the GENITORTURERSMANSON hadn't even broke yet. The whole pre-existing theatrical element is kind of overlooked because of the blinders many in the public have on. Bands like SLIPKNOT didn't originate this mass theatrical metal thing. There are many more talented bands out there who did it before. We weren't the first to do it, and we definitely won't be the last either.

KNAC.COM: Is the whole idea that SLIPKNOT somehow created something new perpetuated by the fact that they really haven't ever came out and said that there were a lot of other bands out there who are similar in appearance that should get recognized as well?

Skinny: Yeah, in the magazines and the promotional outlets, we don't get a lot of love from the press usually because they believe, "Oh, MUSHROOMHEAD is just a 'wannabe' SLIPKNOT." Some people just don't have the integrity to actually listen to something and decide whether or not they like it based simply on the music. If neither one of us ever wore a mask, we would never get compared to one another. It would be like comparing FAITH NO MORE to SLAYER.

KNAC.COM: Sure. The problem for MUSHROOMHEAD seems to be that although you were out there first, SLIPKNOT broke bigger, earlier and unfortunately if that group isn't going to set the record straight, there isn't a whole lot you can do to change the perception of the people.

Skinny: They're never going to do that. That just isn't the type of people they are.

KNAC.COM: If they had though, wouldn't that have been the professional thing to do in that situation? I mean, they wouldn't even have to say they weren't first — they could just explain that there are other bands in the same arena and that they're all cool — that type of thing.

Skinny: It probably would have helped. They aren't those type of people though. I say it all the time—those guys are the fabricated, N'SYNC of metal. Everything they have ever done has been copied or fabricated or taken from someone else. They flat-out went and got rid of the competition in their hometown by taking Corey Taylor and Jim Root from another band. As far as how they looked before Roadrunner, the clown was the only one wearing a mask. We all know the history, but the kids don't. They way they portray themselves publicly…well, it's not anything like they claim it to be.

KNAC.COM: When someone sees a MUSHROOMHEAD show, it becomes obvious in a hurry that there would be no other motivation for doing this other than a love of the music. The crowd sizes could be hit or miss depending on the promotion, but MUSHROOMHEAD manages to throw it down live regardless of all the other factors. I know that if I were to ask you though, I know you'd probably say that the size of the crowd is irrelevant.

Skinny: Yeah, whether it's fifty people or fifty thousand, we put on the same fuckin' show.

KNAC.COM: Isn't that the only professional way there would be to look at it?

Skinny: I don't know what the standard of professionalism even is anymore because when you look at the spotlight at the people who are supposedly professional like your SLIPKNOTs and shit like that, they aren't pros — they're just a bunch of hacks who got lucky. Honestly, if we would have broke before them, I don't think they would have gotten anywhere. Our songs are way more radio and commercially friendly. As far as what other people think about professionalism, it is really about your true passion which is creating art and doing it. At the end of the day, we aren't rock stars, we're artists.

KNAC.COM: If you had broken first, do you see yourself as having eventually gone on to participating in a side project and crooning something like "Through Glass"?

Skinny: No. Yeah, you can always do that later — the whole "Look at me, I've got more to offer than that." Would those guys have really went out and did that type of an outlet if they really believed in what they were doing? Fuck no. To me, they were just using their success to fuel the fire for what they really, really truly wanted to do. We've had side projects and that kind of shit, but we aren't pushing the record labels to get those deals too, so that we can have a sticker that says "Featuring members of MUSHROOMHEAD." That's not to say we won't, (laughs). First and foremost with Joey from the MURDERDOLLS or Corey with STONE SOUR, if they didn't have a desire to do these kinds of things, they wouldn't leave what they had. It's just fabricated. They all wanted to be known for themselves rather than just this mass band.

Read the entire interview at KNAC.COM. ---------------- OTEP
OTEP's video for its new song "Ghostflowers" has been posted online at (free registration required). The track comes off the group's forthcomng third album, tentatively due in March. --------- TRIVIUM
Roadrunner Records Germany has uploaded a video diary from TRIVIUM's two-day stand (November 17-18) in Stockholm, Sweden as the support act for IRON MAIDEN. Check it out at this location. ----------- MEGADETH is hosting an exclusive download of MEGADETH's new song, "Gears of War", at this location. The track comes off the group's new album, "United Abominations", tentatively due in March 2007 via Roadrunner Records. ---------- MUNICIPAL WASTE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival
Crossover thrash merchants MUNICIPAL WASTE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

(feat. GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen)
--------- CORNELL

BBC News recently conducted an interview with AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell about his new James Bond theme "You Know My Name", which appears in the hit movie "Casino Royale". A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

BBC News: When they first approached you about the Bond theme, did they give you a clear idea about what they wanted?

Cornell: They were pretty clear about what they didn't want — which was a song that had already been sitting around that I would just cleverly adapt to the new film, which happens quite a lot apparently. They also didn't want to echo any recent Bond theme songs.

BBC News: Why do you think they chose you?

Cornell: Their attitude was that they wanted somebody who vocally would be unapologetically masculine. David Arnold's quote was that they didn't want the "bird with the broken wing" type of singing. Obviously 1987 was the last time a male artist sang a song — but I didn't read too much into that. I assumed that meant that they just wanted me to do what I do.

BBC News: Did you draw any inspiration from the new Bond star, Daniel Craig?

Cornell: Daniel Craig's Bond is where it all comes from. It's the reason why I wanted to do it, it's where the lyrics were inspired from. It is partially inspired by the story, as acted by him, and partially from personal feelings and experience.

BBC News: Did you have any involvement in the title sequence?

Cornell: The title sequence was described to me before I wrote the song, but it hadn't been done. But I wasn't involved at all in the content. In fact I haven't even seen it, because I didn't want to see the song in the film until the premiere.

Read the entire interview at BBC News. ---------- mini news

Scottish rockers Aereogramme are to release a new album in February. It's to be called 'My Heart Has A Wish That You Would Not Go' and was co-produced by the band with Martin Doherty.

--------- Bob Mould is to release a new, as yet untitled solo album in June. The former Husker Du/Sugar man will then tour in support of this record. ------- Mastodon are to release 'The Wolf Is Loose' as their new single on November 27. The following day, they'll be doing a signing session at FOPP in Central London (220-224 Tottenham Court Road, W1). They'll be there from 6pm. ------------- Incubus are to tour the UK next year. They play Birmingham NEC March 31, Manchester MEN Arena April 1, Cardiff CIA 2, Glasgow SECC 4, Bournemouth BIC 8, Nottingham Arena 9, London Brixton Academy 12/13 ----------------- Green Day have teamed up with the Natural Resource Defense Council to encourage people to get active in the battle to look for alternative energy sources to oil. Go to for full info. --------------- Hopesfall are to work with producer Mike Watts on their new, as yet untitled album. This will be in the shops next year. ------------ Black Light Burns, featuring Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, are negotiating a label deal right now. Expect an announcement soon. Anna check out their music? Go to ------------------

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Tom Waits in the Metal Lovers thread - excellent! 

Saw Tool in Dublin last night (supported by Mastodon) - fucking great show

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- MINSK has completed work on their Relapse debut full-length entitled The Ritual Fires of Abandonment.

The Chicago / Peoria, IL quartet (bassist / vocalist Sanford Parker, drummer Anthony Couri, guitarist / vocalist Chris Bennett and vocalist / synth player Tim Mead) recorded The Ritual Fires of Abandonment at Parker's Volume Recording studio (PELICAN, UNEARTHLY TRANCE) in Chicago. The finished track listing for the hour long effort is as follows: "Embers," "White Wings," "Mescaline Sunrise," "The Orphans of Piety," "Circle of Ashes," and "Ceremony Ek Stasis."

The album art for The Ritual Fires of Abandonment, designed by artist Orion Landau (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, HIGH ON FIRE), can be previewed at this location. The Ritual Fires of Abandonment is set for a February 20th, 2007 North American release date, February 26th internationally.

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, has launched its own exclusive channel on YouTube. Go to this location to see videos, updates from the recording sessions and more.
CHILDREN OF BODOM: 'Chaos Ridden Years' DVD Enters German Chart At No. 75

The new CHILDREN OF BODOM DVD, "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live", has entered the German national chart at position No. 75.

As previously reported, a "Media Player" for "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live" has been launched at this location.

Frontman Zak Tell of the Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER has issued the following update on the writing/ recording sessions for the group's new studio album:

"So Bård [Torstensen, guitar] is in town since Sunday evening [Nov. 19] and we've started another round of writing and recording. So far, so good, so what, as MEGADETH entitled one of their albums many years ago.

"Anyway, one more demo track is completed. Hooray. There is hope and not only that, it so happens to be a positive little fucker of a song with a 'pop' chorus and all just to make things even more fun. We've spent today [Wednesday, Nov. 22] working on a calm little moody track. I'm not quite sure how much we've actually managed to do on it or change it for the better, but small babysteps are sometimes required in order to find the way. We'll see what happens! We're having a short break right now and then I think we're going to pick out a new track to work on. I have no idea which one will end up being molested by us bastards, but they've all got to be beaten up, pushed around and fucked with until they sound good, so it doesn't really matter, the work continues! It's fun at times, a fucking pain in the ass at others and occassionally the best fucking job in the entire world, all depending on the results obviously. Yeah, I know I should shut my negative fucking mouth and just pretend it's superdooper happy positive creative fun all the time, but I try not to lie, so I won't!

"Well, on that note I'm signing off. As always I'll try and keep you posted. Remember — patience is a virtue, so hang in there and learn how to master your patience. You're going to need a lot of it!"

CLAWFINGER's latest album, entitled "Hate Yourself with Style", was released in the U.S. in February via Nuclear Blast Records.
Ex-YOB Frontman Resurfaces In MIDDIAN: Audio Available

MIDDIAN, the band that features former YOB frontman Mike, has put one of the pre-mastered tracks ("Dreamless Eye") from its debut CD on its MySpace page.

The cover artwork for EYELESS's upcoming album, "The Game of Fear", has been posted online at The artwork was designed by Chad Michael Ward, who has previously worked with such artists as MARYLIN MANSON, SOILWORK, ABORTED, HATESPHERE and ORIGIN OU CORPORATION 187.

A brand new track by from Richmond, VA's CASSIUS, entitled "Funeral March", has been posted online at the Lifeforce Records America MySpace profile.

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, subcribers to Guitar World magazine have received an added bonus with the January 2007 issue; the subscriber CD-ROM includes a 26-minute interview with DREAM THEATER guitarist John Pretrucci where John opens with "one of my biggest influences, as a band and the guitar player from that band is RUSH. If I had to name my favorite band, it would be them." The video has been posted online at Google Video.

A video clip of Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN performing the song "Come Damnation" on September 26, 2006 in Paris, France has been posted online at this location (Windows Media).

Season of Mist has set a January 22, 2007 European release date for the new album from legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST, entitled "Theogonia". The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. The Sign of prime Creation
02. Keravnos Kivernitos
03. Enuma Elish
04. Gaia Tellus
05. Helios Hyperion
06. Nemecic
07. He, the Aethyr
08. Phobos' Synagogue
09. Rege Diabolicus
10. Threnody

Download the song "Enuma Elish" at this location.
GREEN CARNATION: 'A Night Under the Dam' DVD Limited 'Pre-Release Available In December

Sublife Productions has announced the exclusive and limited pre-release of GREEN CARNATION's "A Night Under the Dam" concert on DVD (view cover here). The DVD is scheduled to be released in February 2007, but a limited first pressing will be made available to the Norwegian audience through a December 11 release in all shops and to fans in the USA through The End Records mailorder. 100 fans from the rest of the world can order the DVD directly from Sublife Productions.

TRIVIUM drummer Travis Smith is featured in the January 2007 issue of Modern Drummer magazine (web site). An excerpt from the interview follows:

Modern Drummer: On the subject of your double kick technique, how did you get your start, and how did it progress through the years?

Travis: I got my first double kick pedal when I was fourteen, and I was horrible at it. I was taking lessons at the time, and my teacher, Joey Everline, gave me pointers on different technique styles.

When I first started, I was like full-blown, go for it. I didn't really have technique. But over time, I started to develop my own technique, which involved playing heel up. And that worked for a while. But eventually, I couldn't get as fast as I wanted by playing heel-up, for the fact of the matter that you're moving too much of your leg when you're playing that way. It wasn't consistent, and I would tire a lot quicker.

About two years ago, I started working on this other technique where you're playing almost flat-footed, heel-down, and you're letting the pedals do the work instead of your whole leg. I started to develop that technique on the pads, and then I translated it to the kit. I'm very happy with the outcome. I'm a lot more relaxed now, I play a lot faster, and I'm able to maintain consistency much more so than playing heel-up.

Modern Drummer: How long did it take you to get that technique together?

Travis: It's something that took a while, and then it just kind of came one day. I remember we were playing somewhere in England and I came to this part of a song that would sometimes give me trouble, especially if I was having a bad day. And it was one of those shows where I was like, "Man, I don't think I'm playing well." When that part came up, I was thinking, "Ah, great, I'm going to blow this." And then, I guess, from just practicing that heel-down technique for so long, my body naturally took over, and, bam, I just flew through the part. I was like, "Damn, man, it's really paying off! My body is just starting to naturally take over instead of me having to think about it."

I don't like to think about a part when I play. I just want my body to naturally do it. I've learned from the past that when I start to think about what I'm going to do, that's normally when I mess up. It just started happening and I was really happy with the outcome.

Modern Drummer: What kind of practice routine do you have?

Travis: I still practice every day, before we go on. I always practice my double bass technique. And I always practice my hand technique. I always try to improve.

Normally before a show, I'll spend about a half hour to forty-five minutes on pads. And I'll do about fifteen minutes of stretching before that. So it's almost an hour-long process before I go up on stage.

With my hands, I'll do a bunch of big, open 8ths to stretch out and get warmed up. Then I'll do a lot of doubles, and then doubles with accents. It settles my mind and gets me relaxed. And then, after that, I'll go into triplet exercises, which are a lot like the double exercises I do, except it's all with triplets. After a couple of rotations of that, I'll start free-styling my hands — throwing in different rudiments, different flams, doubles, and triplets, just to keep my mind free and relaxed. Then I'll go back and run through the whole routine again, but I add in my feet as well. I also work on odd combinations, like right hand, right foot, left hand, left foot, left foot, right hand, right foot, left hand. Then I'll work into 16ths with some triplets thrown in the middle, and then 16ths with some 32nd notes thrown in.

After I go through all of that, I try to calm down my feet. I just sit there, maybe do another set of stretching. Then I'll just play continuous 16ths with my feet to get into the zone.

For the rest of the article, pick up the January issue of Modern Drummer at a newsstand or bookstore near you. More information is available at

A brand new HALFORD song, entitled "Forgotten Generation", has been made available for streaming at
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Tarot, featuring Marco Hietala of Nightwish, release their first album for Nuclear Blast on January 22. It's called 'Crows Fly Black'.

Danish metalheads Mnemic are to release a new album called 'Passenger' through Nuclear Blast on January 22. It features guests appearances from Napalm Death's Shane Embury and Jeff Walker (ex-Carcass) on the song 'Psykogasm'.
Iron Maiden are to release a new single on December 26. It's a live version of 'Different World', recording during their current European tour. This will be available as a two-track CD, seven inch vinyl, DVD single (with poster and '07 calendar), and as a download.
Clouds, featuring Cave In's Adam McGrath, are to support Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum at Kingston Peel February 18, Leeds Fenton 19, Glasgow KIng Tut's 20, Newcastle Head Of Steam 21, Southampton Joiners 22, Cardiff Barfly 23, London Camden Bar Monsta 24.
Although there's still no official word from anyone, it now seems that Heaven & Hell won't be touring with drummer Bill Ward. According to, Vinny Appoce might be drafted in, alongside Ronnie Dio, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
Influential Seattle band Earth have just finished work on a new album. Called ‘Hibernaculam’, it’s to be released early in ’07, packaged with a DVD.

David Gilmour is to make three acoustic live tracks available for download from his website, These have been done in tribute to his late Pink Floyd bandmate Syd Barrett, who died earlier this year. The songs in question are a cover of Barrett’s ‘Dark Globe’, plus two versions of the Floyd classics ‘Arnold Layne’, written by Barrett.
AFI, Trent Reznor and Rise Against are among the first winners of Libby Awards, promoted by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals). Would you believe that AFI walked off with the ‘Best Vegetarian Band’ gong?

Bad Religion are the first name confirmed for next year’s VANS Warped tour of America. No dates have yet been finalized, though.

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AKERCOCKE are gearing up for the recording of their fifth album. The suited ones plan to commence recording at their very own Goat of Mendes Studios in December.

Frontman Jason Mendonca describes the new material as "...a logical development from Words That Go Unspoken. We are continuing to enhance and highlight the dynamics in our music. The contrast between light and shade is stronger in places although in essence, our new work promises to be our most violent. Expect hyperblast speeds that will shame the pretenders. Bludgeoning primitive death grooves, rancorous hate filled black metal and teutonic thrash assaults all seared with swathes of mind shredding electronica and dark, ancient textures."

AKERCOCKE's last album "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" was released on Earache Records in 2005. The forthcoming album to be released in May 2007 will be the band's third with Earache.

San Diego's PATHOLOGY have posted a new song entitled "Visceral Desecration," which features Levi Fuselier of DISGORGE fame on vocals, over at their official MySpace page. ------------- SYMPHORCE

Guitarist Cede Dupont of the German power metallers SYMPHORCE has launched a studio diary on the group's official forum.
---------- CRADLE OF FILTH
British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have posted the third entry in the tour diary from their European trek in support of "Thornography". Check it out at this location. -------- DEATH BREATH
DEATH BREATH, the new Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (currently the frontman of his rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS), has posted its video for the song "Death Breath" on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's debut album, "Stinking Up The Night", which was released in North America on October 17 via Relapse Records (the CD was issued in Europe on September 22 through Black Lodge). ----------- SKINLAB
A video clip containing brand-new rehearsal and interview footage of acclaimed San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB has been posted online at this location. ----------- TWISTED SISTER: 'A Twisted Christmas' To Receive Mainlan European Release Next Week

U.K.-based Demolition Records will release TWISTED SISTER's "A Twisted Christmas" CD throughout mainland Europe and the U.K. on November 27. Available in Scandinavia since November 13, the band's collection of metal versions of holiday classics has gone on to become one of the Nordic region's biggest-selling Christmas CDs, securing the No. 9 spot on Sweden's list of best-selling Christmas albums as well as landing at No. 6 spot on Finland's best-selling Christmas CD chart. ----------------- MANOWAR
An e-card for the new MANOWAR double DVD, "The Day The Earth Shook - The Absolute Power", can be accessed at this location.

"The Day The Earth Shook - The Absolute Power" release dates:

November 24, 2006 - Germany
November 27, 2006 - The Rest of Europe
November 21, 2006 - USA and Canada --------------- FEAR MY THOUGHTS
German melodic thrash powerhouse FEAR MY THOUGHTS have uploaded a new song, entitled "Blankness", at their MySpace page.

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have entered Fantom Studios in Tampere, Finland with producer Samu Oittinen to begin recording their fourth album, "Tervaskanto", tentatively due in April 2007. 11 songs are reportedly being recorded for the follow-up to "Tales along this Road", which was released in April via Napalm Records.

Former by Jonne Järvelä (vocals, guitar), KORPIKLAANI ("Woodland Clan" in Finnish) released two albums under its previous moniker, SHAMAN. In contrast to SHAMAN, which recorded songs in the original Sami language, KORPIKLAANI's material is writen mostly in English, but also in Finnish. -------------- BURDEN OF GRIEF Completes Work On New Album; Audio Available

German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF has completed work on its fourth full-length album, "Death End Road", tentatively due in March 2007. The follow-up to 2004's "Fields of Salvation" was recorded at Krachgarten Tonstudio in Kassel, Germany and was mixed at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, HATESPHERE). --------- NAPALM

NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway told Scott Iwasaki of the Deseret Morning News that when the pioneering grindcore act went into the recording studio to record its new CD, "Smear Campaign", band members thought it would be an uneventful session.

"We were in the country in Wales, five miles away from any big disturbance," Greenway said. "All we had were a herd of cows and some other farm animals. But things got interesting."

Greenway had to perform multiple vocal tracks because of the "mooing," he said. "I'd get ready to scream, and since I was using a remote microphone, it would pick up this awful 'MOOO!' and I would have to start over."

Then one day someone left a gate open, and the cows stampeded onto the studio grounds. "Some of our crew got nudged around, and we stepped in a lot of smelly things."

Still, those little things didn't stop NAPALM DEATH, the founder of grindcore — a blend of punk and speed metal — from recording its new album "Smear Campaign". "This album, I think, is the most single-issue album we have done. I think the world is in a scary place.

"I mean, I think any kind of oppression is bad. I think racism is bad and I think self-righteousness is bad. And this album addresses things like that. We have always been a band that goes against the grain, but I think we've zeroed more on single issues than a wide variety of issues as in the past."

Read the entire article at ------------- BRUCE DICKINSON's Son Joins London's OPHELIA As Band's New Singer
Austin Dickinson, son of IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson, has joined the West London, U.K.-based metal band OPHELIA as the group's new singer. The band's curent lineup consists of:

John Pearson - Bass
Jack Sinclair - Drums
Jamie Dumas - Guitar
Ned Chambers - Guitar
Austin Dickinson - Vocals

OPHELIA's MySpace page, which features a sample of the track "Queen Ranavalona" — recorded *before* Austin joined the group — can be found at this location. Austin's personal MySpace profile is located here. -------------- GODHEAD

Returning from a holiday season break following completion of the thunderous "Congress of Corruption" fall U.S. tour with new Cement Shoes Records (Fontana/Universal) labelmates ILL NINO and RA, post-industrial glam slammers GODHEAD are set to go back on the road and take their riveting live show overseas in January as the main support on SOIL's U.K. tour.

In true holiday spirit, GODHEAD will warm up for its return to British soil by participating in an all-star Toys for Tots benefit, Dec. 15 at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, followed by a pre-Christmas L.A. show Dec. 23 at the Viper Room.

The three-week Euro-trek will reach more than a dozen venues in England, Ireland and Scotland, with BRAND NEW SIN and LENNON also sharing the bill. GODHEAD continues to support its acclaimed new release, "The Shadow Line", the most melodically potent album of a heralded career that has included several successful movie soundtrack favorites. The band recently was interviewed on Headbanger's Ball Radio and soon will be chatting with Westwood One as "The Shadow Line"'s second single, "Push", produced by Ben Moody of EVANESCENCE, arrives at radio. ----------------- IMPIOUS
Metal Blade Records has set a January, 29, 2007 European release date for the new album from Swedish death/thrashers IMPIOUS, entitled "Holy Murder Masquerade".

Commented guitarist Valle Adzic: "The album was mainly recorded at my own Studio Deadline. Only drums were recorded at Studio Mega. Simply because when it was time for recording the drums, my studio wasn't quite finished."

The new album is different to its predecessor, 2004's "Hellucinate". "We had one goal: To make the songs more simple and memorable," Valle said. "We wanted more songs that people can easily sing along with on concerts. When we were done with the album, we realized we had a little bit more melodies than before, and the average tempo was a bit slower. But it still sounds like IMPIOUS… just a little bit more IMPIOUS than before."

"Holy Murder Masquerade" is a concept album, a real bloody one indeed. "We hired this Italian guy Andrea Cavaletto who does horror comics for a living," Valle explained. "The whole booklet is made like a comic book, with the lyrics inserted in those speech balloons just like in an ordinary comic book. We also hired professional voice actors to bring life to the characters. The story is about this guy, Trent, who is a true servant of God. At least according to his own sick mind. He's soon to complete his work and the listener/reader gets to follow him as he arrives at his final destination. There are a lot of deaths, violence, blood, etc... It's a brutal story indeed.

"I actually came up with the comic idea after reading a review where it said the music was very good, but not original. That got me thinking… I didn't want to change our music, so what was there more to change? Well, the lyrical part! And from that moment everything just came to me. Why not make a concept album where the listener can follow the whole story both sonically, lyrically and even visually?? So we did! It took us thousands and thousands hours of work, but we did it! This way you get a whole new experience, and you definitely miss out on very much if you just download the album on the Internet.

"When we recorded the title track, 'Holy Murder Masquerade', we felt that the song needed some screaming vocals. So we contacted longtime friend Thomas Backelin from LORD BELIAL, and he was happy to do it."

The cover was created by Justin Kamerer, who has previously worked with SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, MUDVAYNE and BLACK SABBATH, among others.

"Holy Murder Masquerade" track listing:

01. The Confession
02. Bound To Bleed (For A Sacred Need)
03. T.P.S.
04. Bloodcraft
05. Holy Murder Masquerade
06. Death On Floor 44
07. Slaughtertown Report
08. Three Of One
09. Everlasting Punishment
10. Purified By Fire
11. Dark Closure

Finnish metal act MACHINE MEN has posted a new song, entitled "Circus of Fools", at its MySpace page
DISTURBED Frontman: 'I See Ourselves As Being A Three-Decade Spanning Band

Howie Magner of recently conducted an interview with DISTURBED frontman David Draiman. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

On DISTURBED's cover of "Land of Confusion", a song first made popular by GENESIS in the late 1980s:

"That's kind of the whole idea. It's taking a song that's absolutely nothing like us and making it our own. It's one thing to do a SABBATH cover or a MAIDEN cover, it would almost be expected. But with this, you can change it stylistically, and it becomes your own."

On the fact that die-hard heavy metal fans may not see DISTURBED as being quite heavy enough:

"We probably have too much melody going on or we're not quite as turbulent or caustic. While I really love that type of music, it's not what we try to do. If we have to place things in context, we're more hard rock than heavy metal these days."

On the band's ever-growing fan base:

"Melodies and hooks are a huge part, if not the biggest part, of our music. Whether vocally or guitar-wise, we always try to emphasize that. We want people to have the refrains of songs coming back in their head. We want people to remember and sing along."

"We're never satisfied with where we are. I see ourselves as being a three-decade spanning band. We have the drive and desire. It's a question of us being able to continue writing great records."
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Swedish metalheads Impious are to release their new album, 'Holy Murder Masquerade', on January 29, through Metal Blade. This is a concept album, dealing with violence, religion and gore.-

Drowning Pool have a new deal. It's with Sanctuary. An album is expected next year.
It seems that Glassjaw are determined to make a comeback. The hardcore heroes are to support Deftones in America next month.
Atreyu will have a ‘Best Of…’ compilation released by Victory in late January. The band are now signed to Hollywood Records.

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A second mp3 from DISAVOWED's forthcoming sophomore album, entitled "Stagnated Existence," has been posted online here. The song is entitled "Collateral Causality" and at the same location, limited edition pre-order packages of the new album can be ordered, with emphasis on limited. Artwork has been done by Par Olofsson (Psycroptic, Disavowed). =-========== CLAWFINGER
Swedish crossover pioneers CLAWFINGER are back in the studio, working on new songs for the follow-up album of "Hate Yourself With Style", released on November 18. "So Bård is in town since Sunday evening and we've started another round of writing and recording", says singer Zak Tell about the proceeding. Read his full statement here. --------------- RAGE

RAGE filmed their show in St. Petersburg, Russia earlier this year in front of 15,000 fans for their stunning live DVD "Full Moon in St. Petersburg". The DVD will be released on February 23 of next year.

DVD 1 will contain the complete concert in St. Petersburg, including both old classics and new smashers from RAGE´s last album, "Speak Of The Dead". Also, disc one will feature the band's last two promotional videos, Brazilian TV footage, and a live performance at the "Masters of Rock" festival 2006 in the Czech Republic.
DVD 2 will consist out of comprehensive bonus material, including a full-length documentary, a detailed documentary recorded on the last European tour, featuring insight into the band's life "on the road" and backstage. In addition, each member of the band has contributed personal footage - which means you can now witness frontman Peavy Wagner discussing his ice age bone collection or join a drum workshop with Mike Terrana. The first edition will be available in a special steelbook with two DVDs and an audio CD, but will also be available as a separate DVD or audio CD. The artwork was once again designed by Anthony Clarkson, who was responsible for the cover of the "Speak of the Dead" album.

---------------- DIMMU BORGIR
Finally the long-awaited album title for the upcoming DIMMU BORGIR opus has been revealed by guitarist Silenoz: "After what we can call a pretty mellow and relaxed mixing session (at least from a dimmucratic point of view), 'In Sorte Diaboli' is now mixed and ready for mastering! Ooops…happened to mention the album title there. Anyways, mastering duties will be done pretty soon courtesy of Russ Russell at an undisclosed location in the U.K."
'' "In Sorte Diaboli" will be a concept album with a story located in Medieval Europe. "There's this dude that works as a priest's assistant, and after a while he just discovers that he has nothing to do with Christianity. He just sort of has this awakening and realizes that he has different abilities and different powers and is leaning more to the dark side," explains Silenoz the not exactly Christianity-friendly story concept. ------------------ NECROPHAGIST have announced the following European tour dates with MISERY INDEX and COLDWORKER:

March 4 - UK Manchester Music Box **
March 5 - Ireland Dublin Voodoo Lounge **
March 7 - UK Glasgow Cathouse **

** = DISKREET ----------------- SHURIKEN

You can check out some new tracks from North Carolina's SHURIKEN CADAVERIC ENTWINEMENT, featuring members of LUST OF DECAY, over at their official MySpace page. ------------ XXX MANIAK
Michael Yale (Matt Moore) of XXX MANIAK has announced that he has "fired" vocalist Anthony West (Jason Sidote) from the band over accusations of money being stolen and speculation of drug use. You can read his statement over at the band's new official MySpace page. However, Anthony has sent in a rebuttal to SMNnews refuting these accusations (and making plenty of his own) which can be read over at our forum. Stay tuned to that thread for the developing drama.

In related news, Anthony West is expected to continue to take part in our Abhorrent Advice column, the second edition of which should be online shortly.

--------------- KORPIKLAANI
A video clip of Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI performing the track "Happy Little Boozer" at the Nummirock festival this past June in Nummijärvi, Finland has been posted online at ------------ DROWNING POOL Dallas, Texas-based metal band DROWNING POOL is rumored to have signed a new deal with Sanctuary Records. However, this has yet to be officially confirmed by either the band or the label.

DROWNING POOL has issued the following update on its current activities:

"As a lot of you may already know, DROWNING POOL is in the studio as we speak, right here in our hometown of Dallas, recording our next record! All is going great and I'm pretty sure things couldn't be going TOO MUCH better than they are at this point! With that said, we wish to have this thing finished up by year's end and have the record on the way to you sometime between late February and mid-April!!!

"Thanks so much for sticking by us and being so patient with us! We can't express enough how much the constant support means to us!!!!" --------------- MASTODON

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will take part in an in-store signing at London's FOPP on Tuesday (November 28) beginning at 6:00 p.m.

MASTODON has just released "The Wolf Is Loose", the second single from its "Blood Mountain" album. It is available on CD, ECD and 12" limited-edition picture disc.

As previously reported, MASTODON will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Saturday, December 16 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time (between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST) at ------------ NACHTMYSTIUM
Chicago-area black metal act NACHTMYSTIUM has posted a rehearsal recording of a new song on its MySpace page. The track is expected to appear on the band's upcoming split album with fellow countrymen LEVIATHAN, slated for an early 2007 release via Southern Lord. The newly recorded material is said to bring NACHTMYSTIUM's core elements of aggression, despondency, and dissonance to new depths. Sessions will continue during December with longtime producer/engineer Chris Black at the controls. ------------ NECRO

After building a rabid following across America, the critically acclaimed Brooklyn death-rapper NECRO has set his sights on Europe before he knuckles down to work on his new album. NECRO will premier his "Drugs, Gory Death and Sex Tour" at a special one-night-only headline show at The Scala, Kings Cross, London on January 11, 2007.

"I'm super excited about playing England, home of Ozzy and SABBATH, THE BEATLES and so many other legendary artists," says Necro. "I will definitely murder London. It's all about the fans, and all onlookers will get to see what a Necro U.K. fanbase looks like. Expect brutal energy, lots of pits, lots of blood and the most rugged music ever. I feel honoured to be lacing London first. As far as this being my first show in Europe ever, it's a great start and a great place to set shit off. Bring your women, England!!!!!! I wanna see what you got for me." ------------ NATRON
Italian death metallers NATRON have issued the following update:

"We apologize [to the] U.K. fans! Unfortunately, London organizers cancelled the gig so we [were forced to] cancel the other two shows planned in U.K. We regret having the tour schedule shortened but with only two shows left, the whole travel to Great Britain started to be too much expensive for the bands! We promise [to] come back [to] England and Scotland as soon as it [is] possible and ... affordable!

"Beside this, we kicked off our tour with the first two shows with the new singer here in Bari and Prato (Italy), and things are going pretty well! We are going to leave Italy on Thursday to join the guys of DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and ROTTING FAITH in Weimar (D) to move for the rest of the European shows. Therefore we're waiting for you to come and hugely support us!" ---------- AMON

Dawn of recently conducted an interview with AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg. A few excerpts from the chat follow: The band decided to use a new studio and producer for the new release, "With Oden On Our Side". It was stated in your press release by Olavi, that the band felt producer, Jens Bogren (Fascination Studios) has taken the band to a new level both production and sound-wise and that the band had never worked with a producer before the way it should be done. Can you elaborate as to what you feel Jens brought to AMON AMARTH that perhaps lacked in your prior releases? In my opinion, he did an exceptional job on capturing the band at their best on this release.

Johan Hegg: Well, Jens worked very hard getting the best possible sound out of every instrument, and to make all the instruments noticeable in the production and as you said he did a great job. He also pushed us very hard in the recording process to get the best out of us as musicians. It was also good to have one guy in charge instead of five band members with different opinions about everything. When writing for this album, it was stated that for the first time, the band used more of a non-stop approach with rehearsals being 9-5, 5 days a week, with a very minimal amount of time off. Why so much more intensity than before?
Johan Hegg: Well, the main reason is that we're able to make our living as musicians nowadays, and that made it possible for us to work more intensely in the writing process. It felt good to do that kind of thing, and to be able to work more focused during the days instead of in the evenings after a day of work, which we had to do before when we had day jobs on the side. The artwork and packaging for "With Oden On Our Side" was so pristine and well put together as opposed to past albums where the covers were nice, but more basic as far as packaging and so forth. Was that the intention?

Johan Hegg: Yes, definitely. We were working on a more traditional idea at first. But, as that didn't quite turn out the way we wanted, we decided to go for a more powerful and simple cover. That also made it easier to do more special things with the packaging. Back in May, the band also released a DVD, "Wrath Of The Norsemen", as a "thank you" to the fans, which I absolutely loved! When touring in the U.S., will there ever be a chance that you'll include the theatrical show on stage of the Vikings battling it out here in the U.S. as you did in Europe? Hey, GWAR and ALICE COOPER have their thing! (Laughs) I think it would go over great.

Johan Hegg: I think that would be extremely difficult to pull off, and we'd probably have to play arenas over there to make that happen. It's even difficult over here in Europe as most clubs don't have big enough stages. For now, we're mainly working with this Viking group during special performances such as the DVD show or Wacken Open Air festival. Speaking of success, last time we interviewed for "Fate Of Norns", I asked you if you were surprised at the bands success and what you felt keeps AMON AMARTH victorious. Part of your answer was, "It's not that I'm surprised really. We've been working very hard for this and to get where we are today and we still want to go further of course". After having much success with the releases of "Fate Of Norns", "Wrath Of The Norsemen" DVD, as well as great reviews for "With Oden On Our Side", do you still feel that you'd like to go further or do you feel as if your goals have been met?

Johan Hegg: Of course, we want to go further. You put up new goals with every release really, and when you have reached those goals, you put up new ones. When the time comes that you don't see any new goals on the horizon, whether it's writing a good album, touring a certain part of the world or just wanting to get piss drunk somewhere in Tokyo with a bunch of Japanese school girls and a middle-aged Japanese businessman, drunk out of his wits, singing "My Way" at the karaoke machine, it's time to quit. (Laughs)

Read the entire interview at -----------


Seattle's reigning kings of "splatter rock" THE ACCUSED have issued the following update:

"For you maniac ACCUSED fans who are not up on all the latest news, you've picked a great time to check in! ESPECIALLY if you live in Europe! From February 2, 2007 to March 17, 2007, Kings of Splatter Rock THE ACCUSED will be terrorizing approximately 15 countries in 39 days, performing 39 back-to-back shows on 'THE ACCUSED European Splat-tour 2007'!! FINALLY THE ACCUSED get to give the European audience a splattering in support of their recently-released Nuclear Blast CD 'Oh Martha!' — available in Europe as a mega-disc with 19 bonus tracks, including most of the infamous 'Baked Tapes' songs! Joining up with THE ACCUSED for the first leg of the tour will be past labelmates, and crossover veterans, the reunited CRUMBSUCKERS! After that, the band lineup will flat-out DESTROY anything in its path with the addition of EXTREME NOISE TERROR and DRILLER KILLER joining the travelling torture-fest!

"THE ACCUSED are very stoked to be among the company of these bands, especially CRUMBSUCKERS, who like THE ACCUSED are back from a hiatus to throw-it-down old-school style for all you old fans and all the newbies out there raised on Dad's mosh-pit stories from his past! Every one of the bands on this tour is going to deliver the goods like a mutherf..@%; so be SURE to come out and be witness to the first mega-tour of 2007 hitting Europe this February!"

THE ACCUSED European tour dates (remaining cities and venues will be announced later):


Feb. 07 - UK - London @ Underworld

THE ACCUSED current lineup:

Tommy Niemeyer (original member since 1981) - Guitar/Vocals
Prof. Iman A. Phid (formerly "Father Shark" of industrial/metal perverts THE PLEASURE ELITE) - Bass
Mike Peterson (BAM BAM, MOMMY, APES OF WRATH, SEAN) - Drums

THE ACCUSED's first album in over ten years, "Oh, Martha!" was recorded by Jack Endino at Scotty Crane's Soundhouse Studios in Seattle and was mastered by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER). The CD, which was originally issued in the U.S. in 2005, was released in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records.


Neurotic Records has posted a second MP3 online from DISAVOWED's upcoming sophomore full-length album, entitled "Stagnated Existence", which will be released in February 2007. The song is called "Collateral Causality" and can be previewed at this location. On the same page you will find limited-edition pre-order packages with CDs, shirts and posters.

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE's Chad Hanks (a.k.a. Mr. H.C. Banks III) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"Hello free-thinkers and the sheep:

"AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE is back in the States, as most of you probably know... Unfortunately, it's under not the best circumstances...First off, I hate to stomp on the brakes and bring the drug gossip train to a screeching halt, but NO ONE OVERDOSED and NO ONE WENT TO REHAB (or needs to for that matter)... A couple of days into the European Occupation tour, our keyboardist Justin Fowler started to feel ill. This is not unusual since everyone's bodies take a bit to acclimate to the rigors of touring. Ventilation systems in buses (especially those f***ed up buses overseas) are just like airplanes: recycled air. You end up breathing everyone else's CO2, and usually someone has brought some sort of sickness with them. This means within the first week or two, at least two of us are sick. We try, but we aren't, honestly, the healthiest bunch of guys (I mean, c'mon, we're a metal band, for chrissakes!). So, Justin became sicker and sicker, eventually getting a fever he couldn't get rid of. Finally, after the Wolverhampton show, J's fever had peaked at around 102 degrees and had been like that for almost two days. After what happened with Bryan Ottoson (R.I.P.), we all knew, including Justin, that a trip to the hospital was a necessity. They couldn't get his fever down, so we had to leave him there in Wolverhampton, and play the next show in Nottingham (Rock City thank you!). When we got to London (the last day of the U.K. leg), he was still in the hospital coughing non-stop and still feverous. At this point it was obvious that he needed to get back to the States to see his doctor and that the tour was over. Cameron had taken over on keys for those two shows, but it's just not the same without J doing his thing(s) onstage (including lots of background vocals). Most importantly, his health was priority one. We decided to cancel the tour and flew back (some of us) to the States (me and Benji went to Spain for a week, and then Rome for three days...oh, the stories I've got!!!!). Justin is currently back in the hospital in Minneapolis with tuberculosis, pneumonia, and a sinus infection. He's getting better, but the boy was real sick, and we just couldn't risk it.

"I hope all of our European fans understand, and we will try and get back as soon as humanly possible.

"So our plans have changed: we continue this Monday writing/demoing (we're aiming for 25 songs, which at this point shouldn't be a problem whatsoever) for the new record (still due out spring 2007). We have TONS of shit to work on, so we have a lot ahead of us...

"Word for the next six months: discipline. So Cam, myself, Benji, Justin, and Dane will be working on Album 3. More updates to come.

"Just thought I'd let everyone know what's going on. Again, to all of our European fans, WE APOLOGIZE. See ya in the ditch..."

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG, Germany's SINNER and Anglo-Italian melodic power metal band POWER QUEST have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Indoor Festival, set to take place Saturday, September 1, 2007 at the Derby Assembly Rooms, Market Square, Derby, England.

For more information, visit

BLITZKRIEG supported German metal queen DORO on her U.K. dates in early November.

BLITZKRIEG's most recent album, "Sins and Greed", was released in July 2005 via Metal Nation Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Absolute Power" was recorded at Trinity Heights Studios in Newcastle Upon Tyne (U.K.) and features bass player Paul Brewis, who replaced Andy Galloway in early 2004. In addition, the CD marks Ken Johnson's first studio album following his performance on "Absolutely Live".

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger will embark on a U.K. tour in January in support of his forthcoming solo album, "Yoni". Support at the shows will come from THE GODDAMN WHORES and ROBOCHRIST. The details are as follows:

Jan. 18 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler
Jan. 19 - Nottingham, UK @ Junktion 7
Jan. 20 - Blackpool, UK @ Riffs
Jan. 21 - Glasgow, UK @ Barfly

"Yoni" is scheduled for release in January 2007 on Round Records.

An eight-minute audio interview with GENITORTURERS frontwoman Gen, conducted recently by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia), can be downloaded at this location (5.55 MB).

CLOUDSCAPE's video for the song "Demon Tears" has been posted online at this location.

A six-part documentary about the long-running Israeli death metallers SALEM has been posted online at Check it out:


Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR have posted another recent rehearsal video clip at this location.
HECATE ENTHRONED Cancels Dates; New Music Posted Online

U.K. black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have cancelled their previously announced dates in Birmingham, Newport and Manchester in order to "concentrate on tour plans for next year," according to a press release. The band's last show of the year will take place on December 9 at The Snooty Fox in Wakefield.

In other news, HECATE ENTHRONED has uploaded a new song, entitled "Life", on its MySpace page. The track will appear on the group's sixth album, due out next year.

An audio interview with MANOWAR vocalist Eric Adams, conducted recently by Judyth Piazza of "The American Perspective", has been posted online at this location (MP3, 14 MB). In the interview, Adams talks about his new "Wild Life and Wild Times" DVD and his philosophies on hunting.

Norwegian black metallers TREMOR have uploaded an exclusive track, entitled "Den Dunkle Sti", to their MySpace site.

CRADLE OF FILTH: New Video To Be Directed By BAM MARGERA? hahaaha

According to a posting on CRADLE OF FILTH's official web site, rumor has it that the band will fly over a few days prior to the start of its U.S. tour to shoot a video with friend Bam Margera ("Jackass", "Viva La Bam") and may even appear on his new TV show, "Bam's Unholy Matrimony". No further details are currently available.

Covan, lead singer of Polish death metal band DECAPITATED, sat down with Metal Injection for an interview during the band's recent run with SUFFOCATION and FEAR FACTORY. Covan talks about losing his voice in the middle of the tour, the scene in Poland, future touring plans for the band and much more.

The entire interview can be viewed on Metal Injection's video-on-demand channel at

DECAPITATED's latest effort, "Organic Halucinosis", is a pummeling wall of concise sound that has turned the heads and ears of many within the metal community. The highly anticipated "Day 69" music video, a featured track from "Organic Halucinosis", is now available for viewing at

Four brand new GWAR action figures, developed by Shocker Toys, are currently available for pre-order via Each toy is 7 inches tall and is available for $15.99 apiece or $44.99 for a set of three.

A three-minute audio interview with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarists Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel, conducted on Tuesday (November 21) by Skippy of Fresno's KRZR, has been posted online at this location.

A video interview with EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee, conducted on November 6, 2006 prior to the band's gig at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been posted online at FaceCulture. Lee discusses Mozart, death metal, classical music, songwriting, the departure of guitarist Ben Moody, writing with Terry Balsamo, and much more.
ARMY OF ANYONE: New Audio Interview With RICHARD PATRICK Posted Online

An 11-minute audio interview with ARMY OF ANYONE/FILTER singer Richard Patrick, conducted earlier in the month by Albuquerque, New Mexico's 104.7 The Edge, has been posted online at this location (10 MB).

A video clip of THE RED CHORD bassist Greg Weeks laying down riffs has been posted online at this location (courtesy of FPE-TV).
KILLSWITCH  2 recently conducted an interview with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Howard Jones. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On being the grinning class clown in a music genre filled with growling young men hoping to resemble baby-punching Satan worshippers:

"I'm usually, like, having a hard time singing because I'm laughing too hard or chasing (guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz) around or doing something weird. We really try to enjoy ourselves. And I think people see that. And if they don't, they just hate us. Because we're being too stupid."

Likening the band's new CD, "As Daylight Dies", to ... breakfast:

"We did not try to reinvent toast," he says. "Toast is toast. Maybe we tried to put a little bit of cinnamon and sugar on it. But other than that, it's still toast."

On the fact that his singing is the foundation of KILLSWITCH:

"I was singing in choirs when I was in school and as a kid, probably from 5th grade on. It's just something I've always kind of done. I don't really think a lot about it. I just kind of do it."

On his opinion that metalcore music, which has enjoyed widespread success over the past few years, is on the way out:

"The dream's over dude! .... It'll still be around, because kids love heavy music; they love to be aggressive. But it won't get as much mainstream attention as it's been getting. So mark my words there. It's already happening."

On the personal hardships of life as a touring band:

"You try and make the most of it on stage. That kind of explains why we are sort of silly on stage. We just really try to enjoy ourselves. Because a lot of the time, it's just so difficult and not fun."

Polish death metallers VADER have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

(feat. GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen)

Orange County, California-based metalcore act SCARS OF TOMORROW has uploaded its new Andrew DeYoung-directed video for the track "The Unwinding" at

U.S. power metal legends HEIR APPARENT have uploaded video clips from their recent appearances at the Keep It True VII Festival in Dittigheim, Germany (Nov. 4) and The Underworld club in Athens, Greece (Nov. 5). Check them out at this location.

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy's official web site has been updated with a new podcast, featuring information about the band's upcoming studio album. Download the 14-minute podcast at this location (12.6 MB).
'The Family Values Tour 2006' CD Samples Available

30-second audio clips of the entire "The Family Values Tour 2006" CD are currently available at the Circuit City web site. Three tracks off the album — KORN's "Coming Undone", FLYLEAF's cover of U2's "Pride (In the name of Love)" (featuring ARMY OF ANYONE/FILTER frontman Richard Patrick), and DEADSY's "Carrying Over" — are also availble for streaming at The Family Values Tour's official MySpace page.

Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED will embark on a headlining tour of the U.K. in February. Support at the shows will come from AMENTI. The dates are as follows:

Feb. 14 - York, UK - Certificate 18
Feb. 15 - Reading, UK - The Face Bar
Feb. 16 - Cardiff, UK - Club Ifor Bach
Feb. 17 - London, UK - The Underworld
Feb. 18 - Glasgow, UK - The Classic Grand
Feb. 19 - TBA

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have tapped DIABLO frontman Rainer Nygård to lay down guest vocals on the group's upcoming third album, tentatively titled "Stuck Here on Snake's Way". The CD is currently being recorded at Southeast Studios in Karhula, Finland with producer Teemu Aalto. A studio diary entry, including video clips from the recording sessions, is available at this location.

A video clip of former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach performing a new song, entitled "Stuck Inside", has been posted online at

AUDIOSLAVE's video for the title track from its latest CD, "Revelations", has been posted online at

Finnish pagan/viking black metal band BANE AND ILLUSION will make its full-length demo release, "Honor the Fallen Steel", available in January/February 2007. A seven-minute, 40-second track which covers the second "chapter" of "Honor the Fallen Steel", entitled "To Remain Fearless of Mortality", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page.

Greek female heavy metal trio ASTARTE (photo) has posted the cover artwork for its upcoming fifth album, "Demonized", at this location (cover artwork by Timo Wuerz).

Apeshit recently conducted an interview with SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Apeshit: "Dark Ages" is such a good album. It's complete, diverse, and it's probably SOULFLY's heaviest, most aggressive album so far. What influenced the sound of the album?

Max: The sound I think comes from pretty much a lot of stuff that we listen to. I listen to a lot of old-school death metal, thrash metal, hardcore. I still love that style. That's my favorite kind of music. I also like different stuff so I try to combine that. I also love dub music, world music, and Brazilian stuff. But I think my favorite stuff is definitely that kind of metal…sometimes more than I think regular metal. If I put IRON MAIDEN on, it gets a little boring. I like the old stuff like HELLHAMMER, DISCHARGE. That never gets old. It always sounds good.

Apeshit: That's classic stuff. I have to say that Marc Rizzo is an amazing lead guitarist. He really adds a new dimension to the SOULFLY sound. What do you think of his talents?

Max: Yeah, we work really good together since "Prophecy". I really enjoy working with Marc in the studio and live. He's really easy going. [If] I have to ask to do something…he just does it. He knows how to complement the sound I'm looking for. And he's a real stable guitar player. He can really play that stuff every night real stable. He can really play the whole show, like really right on it. And he's really fun in the studio because I really let him do a lot of stuff. [And] not just him but all the musicians. It's like, "Go wild on it. No limitations." So everybody gets off on that, making a SOULFLY record. Everybody gets to go wild where before they were a little bit more limited. They couldn't do some of that stuff. "Aw man, you can't do that. You can't do this." But with me, no rules. Everything goes when we make a record. I think he really enjoys being in this freedom environment. I'm pretty sure he enjoys that too.

Apeshit: Now, about your lyrics… You discuss a lot of topics like inner strength and staying true to oneself. And I think in a lot of ways the younger SOULFLY fans really connect with the band because of these topics that you talk about. How do you feel about that?

Max: Well, I think it's just like the music. There are extreme parts of it. There are both sides of it. The music of SOULFLY can be extremely aggressive and heavy at some times. But there are other parts that are extremely melodic, like the instrumentals and the passages. So the lyrics are like that too. Some of the lyrics are really positive and hopeful and the message is strength and all that. But some of them are the complete opposite of that, like "Corrosion Creeps" is apocalyptic, negative…just kind of like reality. Show both sides…because if you make a record and talk about how beautiful everything is, then the album won't be real because that's not how the world is. If you make a record that is entirely negative, that also is like, "What's the point?" you should try to find some positive message somewhere. So I think the lyrics and the music are right there in the middle of the struggle between both. That's why it's like that.

Apeshit: Every time I see you guys play, I feel the vibe of the younger fans that they really feel a connection on that level. Maybe they're having a tough time being a young person and I think your lyrics really give them strength and something to look forward to.

Max: Yeah, that's really cool. I notice that too…especially SOULFLY fans more than SEPULTURA fans. It actually means more to them, the lyrics. There's a deeper meaning to it so I really like that and I think it's really good. Some of them are really young. Some of them can really connect to those issues and use it for their own life. That's really killer because [that's] what a lot of music and lyrics does for me. Like so many lyrics from other people, it's great. You know exactly what this guy's feeling. "This is really cool." You kind of use that to your own life, something like BLACK SABBATH lyrics, Ozzy's lyrics. They're really cool. The other day I was thinking that people don't give much credit to Ozzy's lyrics. I think some of Ozzy's lyrics are real cool poems. You can read them without the music. He has some really cool things to say. If they can help [my lyrics], then great. More power to them. More people get into my lyrics. And I know not everybody does but the ones that do, get into it really deep. And that's really cool. It's like a preaching thing. If you don't get into it, that's cool. I'm not forcing you. You don't have to believe this thing. Nobody has to believe in the lyrics. The album is dedicated to God, but that doesn't mean that you have to believe in God to like SOULFLY. That's not the way it works with me. You have complete freedom. You can worship Satan and you can come to the SOULFLY shows.

Read the entire interview at

Metal Covenant recently conducted an interview with IN FLAMES drummer Daniel Svensson. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Metal Covenant: You've been praised by the media countless of times, and each album you release sells even more copies than the previous one. How do you keep motivating yourself and do you never get tired of all the success?

Daniel: You can never have enough of success, but if things were starting to stagnate and we would be playing in smaller venues than before, I would probably have trouble motivating myself. I mean, we all have families and children and it's tough to be away from them eight and a half months each year. There are moments when the touring is not that funny, you know?

Anyway, we release an album, work hard promoting it with tours and that's it. We don't have the kind of pressure on us anymore that new successful bands have, when they suddenly have to make a second album which sells just as much as the first one. We've done eight albums now and all of them have done well, so we don't feel any pressure whatsoever, not even from ourselves. It usually turns out fine in the end.

Metal Covenant: So you haven't made up a plan how much longer you will continue and how many more albums you will make?

Daniel: No, we keep on taking one album and one tour at a time. We're getting old and we all have families and kids. If my wife would put her foot down and say that she can't take this anymore, I would understand and definitely consider quitting the band. At the moment I don't see an end to it though, so we'll probably be around for many more years to come.

Metal Covenant: You have many loud fans that prefer the old IN FLAMES albums…

Daniel: Oh, really…? (laughs)

Metal Covenant: Yeah, and these fans would most likely want you to only play old songs on your concerts. Do you listen anything to these fans or do you only listen to yourself and do what you believe works best?

Daniel: We obviously do what we believe in ourselves, but we have actually given many songs from "The Jester Race" a chance. And almost every time there is no reaction from the audience, they just stand there looking confused. Tonight we play one song from "The Jester Race", "Graveland", but the truth is that the new songs work better with the people that come to our shows. I mean, why should we listen to two guys on some Internet forum when the majority clearly likes the new material better? Since the really old songs were never written to be performed live, the effect is not the same. They are simply not much of live songs."

Read the entire interview at

Producer Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH) began mixing the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD, "The Blackening", last week in England. Once again produced by singer/guitarist Robert Flynn, the follow-up to 2003's "Through the Ashes of Empires" was recorded at at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and is set for worldwide release in March 2007 via Roadrunner Records.

Commented Flynn: "We got three mixes done at this point and as my friend Sir Sparks-A-Lot put it, 'Jesus H. Fucking Christ on a crutch!!!!!!!??????' ... 'SICK!!!!!!!!'

"Colin Richardson is KILLING it!!! Guitars are massive!!!!!!!!!

"We wrapped up tracking Saturday, went to the RE:IGNITION record release and got PLOWED and gloriously wrecked, had a fucking blast!!! Early-METALLICA cover band DAMAGE INC. closed the show, and fuckin' RULED it!!! Bassist did 'Anesthesia Pulling Teeth' flawless... WOW! I haven't headbanged that hard in ages. We raged so hard, DAMAGE INC. got shut off, and everyone nearly fought the whole security force... great, GREAT night!!

"Leaving for London tomorrow to do press for a few days, and then back home for some much-needed R&R.

"Video update coming quick."

Tentative songtitles for "The Blackening" include "Clenching the Fists of Dissent", "Aesthetics of Hate", "Halo", "The Beautiful Mourning", "Now I Lay Thee Down", "Wolves" and "A Farewell to Arms".

In a recent interview with, Flynn stated about the upcoming CD, "We really didn't want to play it safe on this record. We kind of came back from the dead with 'Through the Ashes of Empires', and the safest thing we could've done would've been to just stay in [that] vein and try to keep that formula because it worked last time. Not that there was a formula really. We just started writing and the music that we were writing just started going in this far more complex, intricate and layered direction. It's not like we sat there and intentionally did it. It just kind of [happened]. Pretty soon we ended up having 10-minute-long songs. But the thing that's really cool about it is, we're not just jamming on three riffs for 10 minutes. This is molten riffage — just 20, 30 crushing riffs per song."

MACHINE HEAD will shoot a video for the album's first single next month. As for touring, Flynn said there's a big announcement on the way. He claims they'll be touring from February through April "on a huge tour we're super-excited about" (rumored to also include LAMB OF GOD and TRIVIUM). Flynn said MACHINE HEAD will spend most of 2007 on the road.
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Sweden's Sounds Like Violence are to release a new album through Burning Hearts on February 12. It's called 'With Blood On Our Hands'.
Tigertailz are looking for a local school band to support them in Cardiff at St. David's Hall on February 10. To enter the competition, you must go to a school in South West Wales, and be in a band. If you fit the bill, send a demo, biog, photo to:, PO Box 49, Pontypridd, CF37 9WZ. Closing date is December 22.
Drummer Bill Ward has confirmed reports that he won’t be part of the Heaven And Hell tour. Instead, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are to be joined by Vinny Appice.

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Another live video of BLEEDING THROUGH is now online at the Underground Video Television (UVTV) website.

Baltimore based "Family Guycore" act DEAD CHILDREN CROSSING have posted a demo of the title track for their upcoming True Norwegian Family Guycore EP over at their official MySpace page.

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY have just completed work on their highly anticipated new album, which is currently being mixed by the acclaimed Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted). The as-yet-untitled new opus is set for a spring 2007 release.

Mikael Stanne (vocals) checks in with the following report: "I can't believe we made it! The new album is finally done. We spent seven weeks in the studio, and it was a blast. I just finished the last vocal lines a couple of days ago, and it feels sweet. As always with recordings there is a lot of stress and self-doubt, but being in a more than familiar environment in Martin Brandstrom's (keyboards) studio (Rogue) has helped tremendously. The recordings have not only been smooth and focused, but the overall feeling that we are creating something amazing has really driven us through this.

"It turned out so different and diverse that the hardest thing for me now is to find a suitable title for the whole thing. I don't know how to sum up in a title something that is everything and nothing, grounded and out there, introverted and extra terrestrial all at the same time. Right now, I am just so glad it's done. Anders did a fantastic job grinding and beating (off) in the studio, Micke has delivered some really crushing bass, Martin and Niklas have really outdone themselves with great riffs and truly outstanding solos, and Martin B. has poured a lot of misery and anxiety into his soundscapes. Now all we can do is wait for the mix. We can't wait to share it with you all."

DARK TRANQUILLITY holds the esteemed distinction as being one of the bands responsible for founding an entirely new genre of death metal music in the early '90s, which came to be known as "The Gothenburg Sound." Their previous album, Character, was hailed by critics and fans alike as the group's most savage and dynamic offering yet. They also solidified their U.S. fanbase after numerous tours alongside the likes of such genre titans as IN FLAMES, OPETH, SOILWORK, among others. In 2007, DARK TRANQUILLITY returns to add another stunning chapter to the genre they helped create. -----------------

The new video for SUFFOCATION's track "Abomination Reborn" has been posted online here. ------------- AS I LAY DYING To Support BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE On Rescheduled U.K. Dates

San Diego wrecking crew AS I LAY DYING will take time out from the final stage of the writing process for its as-yet-untitled third album (due for spring release via Metal Blade) to finish its U.K. tour dates as guests to BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE (which were postponed due to BULLET vocalist Matt Tuck being struck down with laryngitis). The rescheduled dates are as follows:

Jan. 03 – Newcastle, UK @ Academy
Jan. 04 - Manchester, UK @ Apollo
Jan. 05 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
Jan. 07 - Cardiff, UK @ University
Jan. 08 - Hammersmith, UK @ Apollo -------- DOWN
A full-length live version the DOWN song "Ghosts along the Mississippi", recorded on November 21, 2002 in Washington, D.C. (the same day DOWN recorded its acoustic version of "Stone The Crow" at the studios of XM Radio), has been made available for download at DOWN's official MySpace page. Pictures of the band recording in the studio that day, and playing live that night, are available at this location. --------------- SAXON
SAXON's manager Thomas Jensen has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"This is not a secret. The band are doing a one-off special gig at Sheffield City Hall on Friday the 26th of January. As part of the ongoing filming, this will be a full production show as the venue is seated. We've been given a special number for our fans to be able to get tickets on Thursday the 30th of November — the tickets go on sale on Friday the 1st — so you've got one day. The telephone nr. and code is: 0114 2789789 and quoting the password 'Lionheart'." -------------- VADER

Polish death metallers VADER have posted the following message on their official web site:

"As you might know, in 2007 VADER won't appear on any regular European tour. Instead of this, the band is going to play on some summer festivals. The band's appearance at Wacken Open Air (Germany), Kaltenbach Festival (Austria) and Party.San (Germany) have been already confirmed. Apart from that, at the beginning of March VADER is going to play a short tour of Japan (together with BRUTAL TRUTH). Afterwards panzermachine will appear on their first Australian tour (which is pre-scheduled to take place in April or June) and play the [rescheduled] tour in Russia, Belorus, the Ukraine and Baltic countries. At the beginning of September VADER kick off the second part of Polish Blitzkrieg 4 Tour, invading such places like Rzeszów, Bialystok, Zielona Góra, Poznan and many more.

"In 2008 VADER will celebrate the 25th anniversary. On that occasion in March 2007 the band will enter Hertz Studio to re-record 25 best songs from their entire discography. These songs will be released on band's special jubilee album. The release will also feature tons of DVD bonuses like archival recordings, live shows, videoclips and some other specials. Jaroslaw Szubrycht, well-known Polish journalist (who has recently finished a book about SLAYER) will write a biography of VADER. More details will follow soon." ----------- CLUTCH
The CLUTCH BBC session will be airing tonight (Nov. 28) on the BBC Radio 1 "Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter". The program, which airs between midnight and 2:00 a.m., will feature live-in-the-studio recordings of the songs "Electric Worry", "Politician", "Cypress Grove" and "Shiny Cadillackness".

To listen to the show via the Internet, click here. --------- FU MANCHU
Orange County fuzz-rock quartet FU MANCHU have set "We Must Obey" as the title of their tenth studio album, which will be released on Feb. 20, 2007 (a day earlier in Europe) via Century Media Records. The complete track listing is as follows:

01. We Must Obey
02. Knew It All Along
03. Let Me Out
04. Hung Out To Dry
05. Shake It Loose
06. Land Of Giants
07. Between The Lines
08. Lesson
09. Moving In Stereo
10. Didn't Really Try
11. Sensei vs. Sensei

Co-produced by the band members themselves, "We Must Obey" was recorded at Hollywood's Grandmaster Recorders (TOOL, NINE INCH NAILS, BLACK CROWES), while finishing touches were added at Oasis Mastering by Gene Grimaldi (VELVET REVOLVER, PENNYWISE, REV. HORTON HEAT).

"The title 'We Must Obey' is a big 'Fuck you' to people who like to tell us what we can and can't do," says founding guitarist/vocalist Scott Hill. "It's not specifically directed at any one person, just at the thought of someone thinking that they know what's best for you, more than you knowing what's best for you. That theme runs through the entire record.

"It's a pissed-off sounding record," Hill continues. "There are a few 'quiet' moments, but those are rare. I grew up on hardcore — punk rock bands from '80 to '85 — so I definitely think those influences are showing up a little more. There are some straightforward rock riffs on there as well. Overall, it's a very full, heavy and fuzzy-sounding record." -------------- NOX
Dutch death metal crew NOX, which features former members CENTURIAN and current members of SEVERE TORTURE, has posted an advance MP3 from its upcoming album, "Ixaxaar", on the Wicked World Records MySpace page. Check out the album's opening cut, "Choronzonic Chaos Gods", at this location. -------------- NAPALM DEATH
James Arter of recently conducted an interview with NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Sure, how do you feel you've changed over the years?

Barney: Well, we've certainly kept the starting points, I mean, you can tell from the new album you can still hear things that would've been pertinent to "Scum" (1987 release), but we've mixed it up, we've experimented. Thing is, there's a certain percentage of NAPALM fans that would like us to make the second album all over again, but what's the point? We could do that and come up with an album in three weeks, with good songs, but you've gotta spread your wing a bit y'know? When you listen to the [latest] NAPALM album, the fast and frantic nature of the band is there, but there's a few curve balls that we feel open up the true breadth of the band. Y'see, people talk about NAPALM as being some kind of pioneering band, but you're only as good as your next album. If we're gonna play as a band we've got to be totally creative. Sure, so what about your relationship within the band, do you all still get on?

Barney: Yeah, well we need our space, just like anyone else, we go our separate ways do other things but that's good, it's good to be able to admit when you need to do that. We've only got four days at home after this then we're going straight to America, so for those four days we need that time to breathe… You personally, have always been very outspoken with your lyrics, lots of social views going on there, what's the general message (as such) in this album?

Barney: This is our most single issue album we've ever done, its all about religion. Most of the other albums have been about affairs in general and covering many topics, this ones more religion-based, although, of course, other subjects within religion. I know lots of bands have talked about subjects related to religion but I wanted to scratch the surface a little bit more and talk about some things people don't talk about, as in, morality etc…I mean, morality is a very false thing. To make a moral judgement is to declare yourself as more moral than somebody else just because someone doesn't do as you do — but this is just one of the many things about religion which is something that has divided people. Making judgements and saying, "My thing is better than your thing" just because I do this. I mean, looking in a wider view, the world seems to be on the brink right now, it's in really bad shape and it has been for a long time now, and religion is driving a lot of the issues and problems… What with the wars going on…

Barney: Yeah, and beyond that. We've had…2000 plus years of this thing about religion being very dominant in the way we are governed, even those that chose to be atheist — I personally am — and most of the globe don't give a shit about religion, if you were able to get statistics of course…so, why do we have to be governed on this thing that's based on mythology? Essentially, nothing is proven, nothing is solid about religion… I completely agree with you…

Barney: …and yet, we're letting us drive us into a masquerade almost, so I think its about time that, somehow, we step back and say, "Look, this has gotta stop." Let's turn things around, stop all this bullshit. A lot of these issues are somewhat taboo in some people's minds, but you're a human being, you've got the right to express your thoughts. It's almost 25 years now [since the band was formed]. What's your biggest achievements?

Barney: I think our biggest achievements are very simple. Going to places that no bands have ever been and doing positive things like going to South Africa, spreading the word about equality against — it has to be said — some fairly stiff opposition. And something even more simple than that, having kids coming up to you at the end of the night, or writing to you and saying, "I never used to think about things like this but it affects me as well, and I agree." And one of the things that's a particularly strong point for me, again it's only a single issue amongst others, is the right for a woman to choose to have an abortion — which I'm a fundamental supporter of, they should have the right to choose. Kids have said that they've read up on this and are actively working to spread awareness on abortion, and how you should have the choice.

Read the entire interview at --------------- BENEDICTUM

San Diego-based female-fronted power metallers BENEDICTUM have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

(feat. GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen)
--------------------- MARILYN MANSON: Two Songs Away From A Finished Album
MARILYN MANSON told Rolling Stone magazine at the October 31 opening of his new Hollywood art gallery, the Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art, that heis nearly done with an album set for a 2007 release. "The process of opening a gallery ended up inspiring me to make a new record," he said. "We're about two songs away from a finished album that we didn't even have a few months ago. It sounds rather pretentious sometimes, but it's easier for me to just call myself an artist — if I decide to do music or if I decide to do a film, it works. I just want to uphold a level of integrity." ------------ CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman On God, Near-Death Experiences And His Worst Haircut
CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth recently engaged in a vapid session of answering "Some Questions" at A couple of excerpts follow:

Q: If you could be drowned in anything, what would it be?

Dani: Naked female flesh. Or booze. Or Lovecraftian tentacles.

Q: Have you had any near-death experiences?

Dani: Once on mushrooms. I transcended the universe, becoming one with God until a friend's persistent nagging brought me back from beyond the veils of death and into his rather manky flat in Colchester.

Q: Do you believe in a God?

Dani: Yes I do, although it is an amalgam of all the relevant bits of other religious deities, including of course, the nasty ones. To avoid debates with so-called people-in-the-know, I get away with saying I'm a pagan.

Q: What has been your most notable experience with fans and admirers?

Dani: They have all been good. Our fans are the dog's bollocks and are continually surprising us with their dedication to the cause and, of course, their endless enthusiasm for our musical output.

Q: What was your worst haircut?

Dani: A dye job when I was at sixth form that went wrong (it went orange), one that my mother contributed to by misjudging an under shave and making it bald. For about a week I looked like a ginger vulture.

Q: On a scale of 1-10, how good do you look naked?

Dani: It depends what sex is looking. Since my detox diet, I reckon I could pass as an eight if the viewer didn't see my face.

Read the entire interview at --------------- SLIPKNOT Percussionist: 'We're Not A Normal Band'
SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn Crahan recently spoke to about the band's new DVD, "Voliminal: Inside the Nine", due December 5. According to Clown, the group's relative inactivity in recent months shouldn't be a source of stress: SLIPKNOT are not down for the count — at least, not yet.

"I don't think a lot of people understand this, but we're not a normal band," Clown said. "We are the kind of band that — because of its magnitude, it's nine people — believes in taking time off between conceptual cycles. So, we just got done with a three-and-a-half-year thing, and we played over 240 shows in 34 countries, and now, we get a break from each other — a spiritual, mental, physical break. And when we get back together, it's business, man."

Clown said the band plans to regroup either in late summer or fall 2007 to begin working on new material. Clown added that a few of the SLIPKNOT dudes have been writing, "because that's always going on, because everyone in this band's so creative," and even hinted that some members might be meeting in January to work on tunes together. "We're all alive today, so things are good," he said. "Do we want to get together and make a fourth record? Why wouldn't we?"

Read more at -------------------- FIREWIND, DRAGONFORE Guitarists Discuss European Tour: Video Available
A video clip of FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. and DRAGONFORCE axeman Herman Li discussing their upcoming European tour has been posted online at FIREWIND's Fire TV channel on YouTube. Check it out at this location. -------- AFTER FOREVER: Photos of FLOOR JANSEN's Appearance At 'Games In Concert' Posted Online
Photos of AFTER FOREVER vocalist Floor Jansen singing the tracks "Today" from JUNKIE XL and "Sound of Wind" from the game Final Fantasy during her appearance at the Games In Concert event with the Dutch Metropool Orchestra in Utrecht, Holland on November 26 have been posted online at this location. --------------- DEADSOUL TRIBE
A video clip of DEADSOUL TRIBE — the group led by former PSYCHOTIC WALTZ frontman Buddy Lackey (a.k.a. Devon Graves) — performing the song "Flight On An Angel's Wing" on November 1, 2006 at the Colos-Saal in Aschaffenburg, Germany has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). ------------ NEGATIVE

Finnish hard/glam rock band NEGATIVE recently shot a video for its new single, "Sinners Night/Misty Morning", which comes out in Finland on November 29. The title cut comes off the band's third album, "Anorectic", which entered the Finnish chart at position No. 1. The group previously topped the Finnish chart with its last single, "Planet of the Sun", which came out in early September.

"Planet of the Sun" and "Sinners Night/Misty Morning" can be streamed at the group's MySpace page. -------------- EVANESCENCE
EVANESCENCE's video for "Lithium", the second single from the band's new album, "The Open Door", has been posted online: Windows Media, Real Media. ---------- PAIN CONFESSOR

A video clip of Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR performing the song "Just Names Remain" live at the Dressing Room in Tokyo, Japan has been posted online at this location.
POISON Frontman Talks About Upcoming DVD Shoot; Audio Available

An 11-minute audio interview with POISON frontman Bret Michaels, conducted earlier today (Nov. 27) by Jim Bone of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA's WBSX-97.9X, has been posted online at this location (10 MB).
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Scottish metalheads Mendeed are to release new album 'The Dead Live By Love' through Rising Records in the UK on February 5.
Former Ash bassist Charlotte Hatherley releases a digital EP called 'Behave' on December 18. The title track will be featured on her second solo album, 'The Deep Blue', due for release in March.
Camp Freddy are to release a download only single through iTunes on December 12. This is a cover of Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody'. The band features vocalists Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver) and Donovan Leich, guitarists Dave Navarro (Panic Channel) and Billy Morrison (singer with Circus Diablo) and drummer Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver)
The Almighty are to release a CD/DVD compilation through sanctuary at the end of January. It's called 'Anth'f**kin'ology (The Gospel According To...)'. The band are playing the following shows: Nottingham Rock City December 26, London Shepherd's Bush Empire 27, Sheffield Corporation 28, Newcastle Academy 29, Glasgowe Garage 30. Support comes from McQueen.
New England metalcore crew Bury YOur Dead are to support Killswitch Engage on their upcoming UK/Irish tour. The dates are: Nottingham Rock City January 7, Glasgow Barrowlands 8, Dublin Ambassador Theatre 10, Manchester Academy 11, Birmingham Academy 12, London Brixton Academy 13, Bristol Academy 14.
The Chariot are coming to the UK. See the US crew at Swindon Furnace January 29, Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach 30, Nottingham Rock City 31, Liverpool Roadkill February 1, Milton Keynes Pitz 2, Aberdeen Moshulu 3, Manchester Satan’s Hollow 4, London Camden Underworld 5, Wolverhampton Canal Club 6. Get tickets via the ticket link at The band release new album ‘The Fiancee’ through Solid State in the Spring. It was produced by Matt Goldman.
Swiss noise mongers Kruger have signed to Listenable. A new album, ‘Redemption Through Looseness’, is expected next year. This is to be mixed by Kurt Ballou.
Billy Talent are to play London’s Brixton Academy on February 17.
Bloodsimple are considering doing a cover version on their new, as yet untitled album. They’re after suggestions from fans. For more details, go to
Hell Is For Heroes are to play the following shows: Mansfield Town Mill December 15, Norwich Arts Centre February 5, Nottingham Rock City 6, Newport TJ’s 7, Exeter Cavern 8, Bristol Carling Academy 9, Leicester Charlotte 10, Sheffield Leadmill 11, Aberdeen Moshulu 12, Dundee Reading Rooms 13, Glasgow King Tut’s 14, Newcastle Global 15, Manchester Academy III 16, Liverpool Carling Academy 17, Stoke Sugarmill 19, Oxford Zodiac 20, Birmingham Old Fire Station 21, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 22, London Islington Academy 24, Milton Keynes Pitz 25. Get tickets via the ticket link at The band’s new, as yet untitled album is due out soon.

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Renowned U.K. concept artist Paul Garner has been selected to create the cover art for SCUM OF THE EARTH's upcoming second release, tentatively entitled "Sleaze Freak". Paul's probably best known for his work on everything from tattoo & t-shirt design to movie/music magazine illustration to giant murals & sideshow banners, and co-designing, producing and directing the Gawkagogo Bizarre Cabaret & Theatre shows throughout London and the UK. He's also worked with Richard O' Brien (Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Clive Barker. Paul's style peers behind the curtain of a sinister sideshow underworld where cartoon geeks, zombie kids, and unspeakable things from the slab mingle menacingly with the ones that the Scooby Doo gang let get away. When Riggs was asked about his decision to work with Paul, he said "He's an amazing artist, I thought his artwork looked real sleazy, trashy and basically seemed like a visual embodyment of what this album's all about... sleaze, filth, depraivety, and the dark perversion of the world. The red light district in Amsterdam, has this vibe... in my opinion, it's like the Disneyland of the Universe, and Sleaze Freak will be our attempt to bring that vibe to the fans, through the music and the art. There might be some other artists as well..." SCUM OF THE EARTH is the brainchild of former longtime ROB ZOMBIE guitarist, Riggs. The debut album, "Blah...Blah...Blah...Love Songs" received critical acclaim in the US and sales out-performed more than 88% of all other albums released last year, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The band is currently in pre-production, and scheduled to begin recording sessions in January, 2007. --------------------------- THE OFFSPRING frontman Dexter Holland

THE OFFSPRING frontman Dexter Holland posted an update on the band's official website's journal entry, stating that they have started recording their still-untitled new album and have demoed 13 songs. The band are in Hollywood, California with legendary producer Bob Rock (Mötley Crüe, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Lostprophets). Their first album in 3 years: "We've started recording for the new record. It feels great to be back in the studio, doing some new tunes. This time around we're working with Bob Rock, who's an awesome producer, and the vibe is great in the studio. We started writing songs this past summer and we demo'd about 13 songs. We may not use all of those for the record, but we're recording a good bit of all that stuff.” "So the next question, I'm sure, is, when will it be out? And what does it sound like? Well, it'll be out when it's done and it sounds like the Offspring!” "Look for it to come out sometime in the spring probably." "We'll keep you posted how things are going..."

Philadelphia based underground hip hop group JEDI MIND TRICKS have rescheduled their European tour for early next year. You can check out the dates over at their official MySpace page.
DIMENSION ZERO: Photos, Video Footage From Recording Studio Available

DIMENSION ZERO — the Swedish band featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Joakim "Jocke" Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — has begun recording its third album, tentatively due in early 2007. "At last all the drum tracks are finished," the group writes on its web site. "14 brand new tracks. Feels great to be back in the studio after two years of hybernation. Right now we are preparing for Joakim's arrival a week from now..."

Check out pictures and video footage from the recording studio.

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL keeps scoring rock radio hits despite being notorious for writing long, complex songs that aren't exactly radio-friendly. Drummer Danny Carey told Launch that the group had an inkling its latest chart-topping track, "The Pot", could get a lot of airplay. "It's obvious when songs have that solid of a hook to 'em and just have a more straight-ahead groove and aren't quite as long maybe as some of the other ones are," he said. "So it just makes sense. But we don't try to write the songs to have that direction by any means, you know, we just kind of do what we do, and if we're lucky enough to get a song that has that type of a hook or a hit potential, then we go with it."

Polish female-fronted metal/alternative band DELIGHT — the first Polish act to land a record deal with Roadrunner Records — has posted the song "Divided" on its MySpace page. The track, which is said to be a new version of the band's cut "Anew", is set to appear on DELIGHT's upcoming album, "Breaking Ground", due in Germany on January 19.
Original SACRED REICH Lineup To Reunite For European Dates, WACKEN OPEN AIR

The original lineup of the long-defunct Arizona thrashers SACRED REICHPhil Rind (bass, vocals), Wiley Arnett (lead guitar), Jason Rainey (rhythm guitar) and Greg Hall (drums) — will reunite for several shows in Europe next summer, including an appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival on August 4, 2007. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows:

Jul. 29 - Underworld – London, UK
Aug. 01 - Hof Ter Loo – Antwerp, BEL
Aug. 02 - Dynamo Club – Eindhoven, NETH
Aug. 04 - Wacken Open Air – Wacken, GER

In August 2006, XMFan conducted an interview with Wiley Arnett about SACRED REICH's past and the possibility of a reunion. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

XMFan: You joined SACRED REICH before the first album was released. Fill us in on what happened around that time.

Wiley: Back in 1985 there was quite a bit of activity going on at the local level in east Phoenix and south Scottsdale. We had FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, and ICON had been signed to Capitol Records a year or so before that. Some of that attention started to inspire local musicians, and the result was a lot of garage bands. A few of those started to break away and do more than just cover tunes. SACRED REICH was originally a cover band that did METALLICA, S.O.D. — pretty hardcore underground stuff — while others were doing stuff like DOKKEN and RATT. So REICH was one of the first bands I saw locally that covered hardcore bands. The original guitarist, Jeff Martinek, wound up joining the Navy about eight months before the band got signed, which created the perfect opportunity for me. Growing up I actually liked the guitar players from bands like RATT and DOKKEN, but I saw an opportunity and had to take it. I heard TESTAMENT and thought, "Wow, there are some talented players in the heavier genre." It didn't take me long to get authentic about playing harder and faster. We started having fun with some cover songs and soon began writing originals. There was a pretty cool local buzz, and the local bands got along well — often times they'd share rehearsal spaces to make the monthly rent easier. It was a really conducive atmosphere. Metal Blade Records was coming out to Arizona once or twice a month to see FLOTSAM AND JETSAM for a while, and consequently we were exposed to Metal Blade. We were warming up for FLOTSAM on their showcases. Then we started getting some attention of our own, and wound up getting our song "Ignorance", which was the first song we wrote after I joined the band, featured on the "Metal Massacre VIII" album from Metal Blade in 1986. From there it was a really great time.

XMFan: With the success of "Surf Nicaragua", you were able to tour the world for a few years in the late '80s.

Wiley: We were fortunate to have some good support in key places and were able to generate some momentum early on. We actually toured for nine years. After releasing "Ignorance" we did our first North American tour, which consisted of four shows. (Laughs) We rented a twelve-passenger van and a trailer, and started driving. Our first show was in Ohio, which was like a two-day drive, then a few stops in New York before ending all the way up in Toronto. We drove all the way home from Canada with no shows. It was pretty funny, but that was our first tour of North America. (Laughs) We were having a lot of fun at this point, and we agreed we were lucky to do it. After "Surf Nicaragua" we got quite a bit of positive attention — Europe in particular — where we were invited to do a few festivals while touring there. We really enjoyed playing to the larger crowds of twenty to thirty thousand people, and recorded a live import record called "Alive At The Dynamo" in Holland in '89. The second time we played the Dynamo Open Air Festival in '96 there were over fifty thousand metal fans in attendance. That was a huge honor, and you can imagine that it was a very big deal to us. In retrospect that was as good as it would get.

XMFan: What is the status of REICH these days?

Wiley: We are all close friends — we are brothers. We have all kind of taken up local careers that are kind of a step away from the band. We enjoyed the success we earned, but aspired to do a little better. As we got older our families depended on us to be heads of the households, and it was hard to be gone so much. We had kids, and people's priorities change. Lots of people tell me, "Hey, I heard you were in a band that put out albums and stuff!" But they have never heard of SACRED REICH. (Laughs) We were really successful on a certain level, and I like to describe it with an old saying: "The water is famous to the fish that swim in it." If you were not part of the metal scene, you won't have any idea what we're talking about. If you were part of it, you'll know it was something that was exciting and real and we were fortunate to be a part of it. You know? When the band disbanded it was more about being practical. We needed to do something that would pay off our houses and show more of a future, because we weren't doing the gold records. We might sell a couple hundred thousand. But we just didn't want to be forty years old playing "Surf Nicaragua". (Laughs)

XMFan: Any plans to get together and do a song here or there?

Wiley: We always say nothing is out of the question, but we have nothing planned as far as working together on new music. However, we are collaborating with Metal Blade Records on re-releasing "Ignorance" and "Surf". This will be a three-disc set that includes a DVD of some old school live performances. Phil [Rind] and I have been working closely just looking back, and it has been a blast to view old photos and put together the artwork.

Australian rock 'n' roll legends ROSE TATTOO have posted their video for the track "Black Eyed Bruiser" at

WORLD UNDER BLOOD, the melodic death metal side project of CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller, has uploaded its first completed track, "Dead and Still in Pain", to its MySpace page.

Finnish pagan folk metal band TURISAS has issued the following update:

"We made our way back home to Finland after a six hour delay due to snowstorms. We had a great time over in the U.K. together with LORDI and the shows were amazing. We will most certainly be back next year, and all of you people who saw us now for the first time are definetly invited to join us then for a more full-scale show.

"We entered Sound Supreme Studios here in Hämeenlinna, Finland this week and are now finally in the process of recording our new album. More on the album and how things are proceeding (+ some general studio madness) can be witnessed in our studio diary which is posted at our discussion forum and will be frequently updated. Use this direct link to go to the studio diary, and while there, feel free to take part in some of the blabbering taking place on our board."

TURISAS' debut album, "Battle Metal", was released in July 2004 through Century Media Records. "Battle Metal" was produced by Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL) at Sound Suite Studios in Marseiile, France.

TURISAS has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Ventura, California-based hardcore act THIS MOMENT has posted the track "Bullet Trains and Pensions" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the band's upcoming album "Star Parallel", which is now set for a March 6, 2007 release through Uprising Records.

Open Grave Radio (a sub-division of Open Grave Records) will be hosting an online listening party on Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST for the brand new DOWNLORD album, "Random Dictionary of the Damned". Along with the listening party, vocalist Dave Ingram (ex-BENEDICTION, BOLT THROWER) and guitarist Donovan Spenceley will be available to chat with fans via the Open Grave Radio chat room. All of this may be accessed via the Open Grave Radio web site.

A video clip of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON performing live in Stockholm, Sweden during the group's recent European tour has been posted online at the Roadrunner Records U.K. web site.

U.K.-based hardcore metal act SNUB will reform for a gig on December 22 at The Gander in Bournemouth.

SNUB, which released its swansong album "Why Build Bridges When You Can Burn Them?" to critical acclaim in 2004, will be performing alongside BELLA KISS and YOU'VE BEEN LIED TO.

It is not presently known if this is a "one-off" gig or whether SNUB will be reforming for more dates around the country next year.
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Deicide are to issue a DVD called 'Doomsday In LA' during late January. It was shot at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles on November 10.
End Of Level Boss are to play the following UK/Irish shows: Dublin Fibber Magees December 1, Belfast Katy Daly's 2, Brighton Freebutt 4, London Camden Underworld 5.
Finger Eleven release a new album through Wind-Up in late March. It’s titled ‘Them Vs. You Vs. Me’.
Thrice have posted a version of the traditional Xmas song ‘Carol Of The Bells’. You’ll find it at
German grind/hardcore/jazz band War From A Harlots Mouth have signed to Lifeforce Records. Their as yet untitled debut album is due next September.
Fu Manchu are to call their new album ‘We Must Obey’. This is released in late February by Century Media.

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