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IGNITE THE WILL Sign With DOUBLE OR NOTHING RECORDS

Double or Nothing Records has announced the signing of Iowa's IGNITE THE WILL. IGNITE THE WILL "deliver a socially and politically conscious message with raw, heavy, and honest hardcore," according to a press release. The band recently finished recording their debut full-length CD, titled "Words Fail", for an August 8 release. The effort was produced ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

HELLFUELED have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE ...

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J.B.O., DISENGAGE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ OPEN AIR Festival

J.B.O., BLUTSBRÜDER and DISENGAGE have been confirmed for the Rock Harz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-8 in Osterode-Dorste, Lower Saxony, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ATROCITY BLOODMOON BLUTSBRÜDER CRAYFOX CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYPTERIA DEW-SCENTED DIMPLE MINDS DISENGAGE FEAR OF THE DAWN GAMMA RAY GORILLA ...

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EDEN To Play With LEATHERWOLF In Southern California

Orange County metal band EDEN will be playing with LEATHERWOLF on June 15 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA. The concert will mark one of EDEN's first live appearances with newly enlisted drummer Kurt Custer, whose first national recognition came with the Southern California band LITTLE AMERICA (which recorded two albums for Geffen ...

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MENTORS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

One of the most controversial of metal bands of all time — the MENTORS — will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning in early May. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 11 – Rockafellas - Bradenton, FL May 12 - The Brass Mugg - Tampa, FL May 13 - The Island Oasis ...

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VREID, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

VREID and CALIBAN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END ...

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NIRVANA Stake To be Acquired By U2's BONO?

James Hall of the U.K.'s Telegraph.co.uk is reporting that Elevation Partners - the private equity company whose partners include Bono, the U2 singer - is thought to be the front-runner in a multi-million pound deal to acquire a stake in the back catalogue of NIRVANA, the 1990s grunge pioneers. The publishing rights to ...

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Dead Under Décor - BLEEDING KANSAS

It's never a bad thing when an album starts and your first reaction is "did these guys steal MOTÖRHEAD's gear?" And when a look at the liner notes reveals that the producer is Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, BOTCH), the picture becomes a little clearer. This is some noisy, abrasive, sardonic hardcore/metal (excise any mention of the ...

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KURT COBAIN Action Figure Coming In June

A new Kurt Cobain action figure, which features the striped sweater and stringy hairstyle the late NIRVANA frontman sported in his band's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video, will be available via NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) in late June. Check out photos of the figurine at the NECA web site: Photo#1,

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SHELTER Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SHELTER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): A.O.K. AGNOSTIC FRONT AMORPHIS ARCH ENEMY BLEED THE SKY BLOODSIMPLE BORN FROM PAIN BOYSETSFIRE BULLET ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR ...

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WHITESNAKE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

WHITESNAKE have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END OF GREEN FINNTROLL ...

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COURTNEY LOVE To Sell NIRVANA Back Catalog

According to NME.COM, Courtney Love has said she is preparing to sell a share of her rights to the NIRVANA back catalogue. Love has been in London over the last week. While in the U.K. she's had meetings about a new record deal, making a TV documentary, taking a theatre role in the ...

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OVERKILL, METAL CHURCH, ATROCITY Confirmed For Germany's METAL OPEN AIR GEISELWIND Festival

OVERKILL, METAL CHURCH and ATROCITY are among the confirmed bands for the Metal Open Air Geiselwind festival, set to take place July 20-22 at ErlebnisRasthof Strohofer in Geiselwind, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ATROCITY BORN FROM PAIN COUNT RAVEN DARK AGE DELIRIOUS END OF GREEN GORILLA MONSOON KNORKATOR ...

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HOLY TERROR Schedule First Show In 16 Years

Reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR will play their first show in 16 years on March 11 at El Corazon (109 Eastlake Ave.) in Seattle. This will mark the band's debut live performance with new vocalist Chris Tretton (MIDNIGHT IDOLS) and it will be the only HOLY TERROR gig before bassist Jeff Matz (also ...

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