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VOETSEK Signs With SELFMADEGOD RECORDS

San Francisco thrashers VOETSEK have inked adeal with Selfmadegod Records to release their brand-new full-length, entitled "Infernal Command". The album consists of "17 fast tracks mixing Bay Area fastcore/power violence (SPAZZ, CAPITALIST CASUALITIES) and Bay Area thrash metal (VIO-LENCE, DEATH ANGEL)," according to a press release. Comments VOETSEK drummer Scotty Karate: "The new album has ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Tour Australia With CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DAYSEND

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will bring their mammoth Priest Feast 2008 tour to Australian fans in September. The Priest Feast tour will showcase the band's hugely impressive legacy as well as new tracks from its forthcoming album "Nostradamus", which will be released in Australia by Sony BMG on June 14. JUDAS PRIEST will ...

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NOX AUREA To Release Debut In July

NOX AUREA, the Swedish melodic/doom death metal band consisting of members of THE COLD EXISTENCE and DOMGARD, will release its debut album, "Via Gnosis", in July via Khaosmaster Productions. Appealing to those into really dark yet melodic doom in the likes of SWALLOW THE SUN, OFFICIUM TRISTE and MOURNING BELOVETH, this 70-plus-minute mammoth was recorded ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Checks Into Jail

According to People.com, former VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland checked into a Van Nuys, Calif., jail on Monday (May 12) to serve eight days for a second DUI conviction. The STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman surrendered at 8:55 a.m., according to the sheriff's inmate web site. Weiland was sentenced on April 28 to 192 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Audio Interview Available

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton were interviewed last week by The Bearman and Keith of 95.1 WZZO in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Listen to the nine-minute chat at this location. JUDAS PRIEST's double-disc concept album, "Nostradamus", is scheduled for release via Columbia Records on Monday, June 16 in Europe, and ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Sentenced To Eight Days In Jail

According to TMZ.com, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has just been sentenced to 192 hours in county jail for his November DUI arrest. This is Weiland's second DUI offense. He has until May 28 to serve the sentence. Scott, who was not present in court today, entered a no-contest plea through ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Working On Second Solo Album

According to The Pulse of Radio, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and former VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland told satellite shock jock Howard Stern on Wednesday morning (April 23) that he is currently working on his second solo album with producer Steve Albini for a November release. Weiland was joined on the call by NO DOUBT drummer ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Nostradamus' Title Track Posted Online

The title track of JUDAS PRIEST's double disc concept album, "Nostradamus", can be streamed below. "Nostradamus" is scheduled for release via Columbia Records on Monday, June 16 in Europe, and a day later in the U.S. on Epic Records. Long in the works, "Nostradamus" takes epic storytelling to a whole new level, as it recounts ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Nostradamus' Title Track To Be Released Monday

Think "double vinyl, gatefold sleeve concept album," and some of rocks all-time classic recordings come to mind. But in the realm of heavy metal, there has never been a double vinyl (now disc!) concept album that has managed to balance a thought-provoking storyline with metallic thunder. That was, until now. Metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist Checks In From Mammoth Mountain

MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick has posted the following message on the band's official forum: "It's been a while since I have posted here so I figured I would try to catch up. Right now I am up in Mammoth Mountain, CA snowboarding. I invited Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH mainman] and Justis [Dave's son] to come up ...

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Graveyard - GRAVEYARD

Sweden has always been a fertile ground for retro-minded rockers, with a crop of stoner bands in the 90's that arguably put the rest of the world to shame. Continuing that tradition is the laid-back, amiably psychedelic GRAVEYARD, fairly recently formed but already sounding like old souls steeped in warm, inviting grooves and loping, heavy-lidded ...

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BUNKUR Signs With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch extreme doom metal band BUNKUR has inked a deal with Displeased Records. The group's album, "Nullify", will be released in the summer. The will contain one 80-minute mammoth song aptly titled "Nullify". BUNKUR's current lineup includes legendary vocalist Martin van Drunen, who has played with such acts as ASPHYX, PESTILENCE, BOLT THROWER, DEATH BY ...

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THE ETERNAL Issues Recording Update

Australian atmospheric/gothic/doom metal band THE ETERNAL has issued the following update: "Terry [Vainoras; guitar] and Mark [Kelson; guitar/vocals] spent the end of December and the first weeks of the new year tracking the mammoth amount of guitars that we have written for [the new THE ETERNAL album] 'Kartika'. So with a bunch of long days ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: 'Disturbing' New Video Posted Online

Long-running UK rockers THE WILDHEARTS have released a controversial new music video for the song "Destroy All Monsters". ***Please be warned that this video is disturbing and if you can’t stomach seeing things like body modification and blood, don't watch the clip.*** The video is available for viewing below. "Destroy All Monsters" comes off THE ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Frontman To Release New Solo Single

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger will release a new solo single, "Casino Bay", on December 24. "It's a double A-side single featuring the tracks 'Casino Bay', 'Holiday' and 'How Legends Love'," says Ginger. "'Casino Bay' comes from the newest solo album, 'Market Harbour', due for release in February. 'Holiday' comes from the last solo album, 'Yoni', ...

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VIRGIN STEELE: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Dockyard 1 will re-release the classic VIRGIN STEELE albums "Noble Savage" (1985) and "Age Of Consent" (1988). Both albums will be remastered and will feature previously unreleased bonus tracks, and new full-color booklets with new photos and commentary/liner notes. Commented singer David DeFeis: "The purpose of these reissues, is not necessarily to have the fans ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Begins Recording New Album

Drummer Christopher Kinder of JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has issued the following update: "Last Monday we arrived at the world-famous Morrissound studios [in Tampa, Florida] to begin loading in drums and bass. The atmosphere here is relaxed and inspiring... and we needed as much of that as humanly ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: New Single Details Revealed

Long-running U.K. rockers THE WILDHEARTS will release a new single. "The New Flesh", on October 1. The CD version contains the title cut along with "Unbroken" and "Oh Bonita!" while the 7" version is on white vinyl and features "Unbroken" as the B-side. The promotional video for "The New Flesh" can be viewed below. THE ...

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PRONG Mainman Schedules New Jersey In-Store

PRONG founder and mainman Tommy Victor will pay a visit to Vintage Vinyl in Fords, N.J., on October 2, the day of the release of his band's brand new album, "Power of the Damager". Victor will be at the store from 7 p.m., signing copies of "Power of the Damager" and celebrating its release. Before ...

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PRONG: New Song Available For Download

A new PRONG song, entitled "The Banishment", is available for download at this location. The track comes off the group's upcoming album, "Power of the Damager", due on October 2. The hard-hitting record — the band's first studio release since 2003's "Scorpio Rising" — is easily PRONG's finest. "Power of the Damager" maintains ...

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PRONG: New Album Samples Available

One full song and three audio clips from the forthcoming PRONG album, "Power of the Damager". are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Due on October 2, the hard-hitting record — the band's first studio release since 2003's "Scorpio Rising" — is easily PRONG's finest. "Power of the Damager" maintains the ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: 'The New Flesh' Video Posted Online

Long-running U.K. rockers THE WILDHEARTS have issued the following update: "'The New Flesh' is due to be the next single from THE WILDHEARTS, scheduled for release October 1. The fantastic promo video is now available on YouTube and is one of the most viewed videos of the last few days! "There's lots of touring action ...

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