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BABYLON FIRE To Release 'Dark Horizons' In November

Manchester, U.K.-based metallers BABYLON FIRE will release their full-length debut, "Dark Horizons", on November 12 via Rocksector Records. Formed in 2007 on a foundation of IRON MAIDEN and BLACK SABBATH, extended into the territories of STONE SOUR, MACHINE HEAD and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, the band learned, developed and ultimately emerged with a signature sound ...

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BANGALORE CHOIR/Ex-ACCEPT Singer To Guest On New DRAGONSCLAW Album

Former ACCEPT and current BANGALORE CHOIR singer David Reece (pictured below) will guest on the upcoming second album, "Judgement Day", from Sydney, Australia-based "epic, aggressive" metallers DRAGONSCLAW. Reece will be featured in the song "Watching My Every Move", which is described by DRAGONSCLAW as "one of the heaviest and most aggressive tracks on the record." ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY To Guest On New A SOUND OF THUNDER Album

Washington, D.C.-based heavy metallers A SOUND OF THUNDER have entered Assembly Line Studios in Virginia with producer Kevin "131" Gutierrez (SHINEDOWN, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, DECEASED) to begin recording their third full-length album, "Time's Arrow". Due in early 2013, the CD will feature 11 new songs combining rousing and catchy traditional metal with crushing modern production. ...

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Former VIRGIN STEELE Guitarist To Guest On New DRAGONSCLAW Album

Former VIRGIN STEELE guitarist and current BURNING STARR mainman Jack Starr will guest on the upcoming album from Sydney, Australia-based "epic, aggressive" metallers DRAGONSCLAW. The guitar solo for the track featuring Jack, which is a tribute to late RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, were recorded at Kenny "Rhino" Earl's (ex-MANOWAR) studio. DRAGONSCLAW's debut album, "Prophecy", was ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY To Record 'Classical' EP With Guitarist THOMAS ZWIJSEN

British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) is working on songs for a new classical EP with Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen. The five-song effort will include a "full classical guitar arrangement" of the IRON MAIDEN song "Sign Of The Cross", which the duo performed on their recent U.K. acoustic tour (see video ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, BLAZE BAYLEY, MIKE VESCERA Featured On New SOULSPELL Album

The third full-length album from the Brazilian power metal opera project SOULSPELL, entitled "Hollow's Gathering", will be released in Europe and North America on October 12 through Inner Wound Recordings. "Hollow's Gathering" features guest appearances by Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Blaze Bayley (WOLFSBANE, IRON MAIDEN), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS, YNGWIE ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Music From Another Dimension' Deluxe Version Detailed

On November 6, AEROSMITHSteven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) — will release "Music From Another Dimension" on Columbia Records. It marks the band's 15th studio album and their first studio collection of all-new material in 11 years. The album was recorded in Los ...

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SHEAR Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Helsinki, Finland-based female-fronted metallers SHEAR have parted ways with bassist Eerik Purdon and replaced him with Silver Ots (DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, THE NIBIRUAN, AMORAL). Commented the band: "Our former bassist, Eerik Purdon, decided to step down after many great years together. We thank Eerik for the good times and wish him the best of luck ...

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THY WILL BE DONE To Release 'Temple' EP Next Month

Rhode Island's THY WILL BE DONE will release a new six-song EP, "Temple", on September 25. The EP was produced and engineered by the band, mixed by acclaimed metal producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris at Planet Z and is the inaugural release on the band's own Eye.On Lion Recordings with INgrooves Fontana handling worldwide distribution. Eye.On ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: North American Tour Canceled

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) has canceled his previously announced North American tour. Commented Blaze: "It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that my planned tour of the U.S. and Canada in September is cancelled. "I am so sorry. Due to circumstances beyond my control the tour ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Performs Acoustic Version Of IRON MAIDEN's 'The Trooper' In Weston (Video)

Video footage of Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen and British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) playing an acoustic version of the IRON MAIDEN classic "The Trooper" on Saturday, July 28 at Bannermans in Weston, England can be seen below. Zwijsen who has recorded an acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute album called "Nylon Maiden", ...

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SONS OF SEASONS: 'Bubonic Waltz' Video Released

"Bubonic Waltz", the new video from SONS OF SEASONS, can be seen below. The clip was directed and produced by Maximilian Schwarz. The song comes off the band's sophomore album, "Magnisphyricon", which was released in April 2011 via Napalm Records. SONS OF SEASONS leader Oliver Palotai (also of KAMELOT) previously stated about "Magnisphyricon": "I guess ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Performs Acoustic Version Of IRON MAIDEN's 'The Angel And The Gambler' (Video)

Video footage of Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen and British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) playing an acoustic version of the IRON MAIDEN song "The Angel And The Gambler" on Monday, July 23 at Bannermans in Edinburgh, Scotland can be seen below. Zwijsen who has recorded an acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute album ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Performs A Cappella In Czech Republic; Video Available

After his concert in Jaromer, Czech Republic on June 30 as part of the Rock Rebellion festival was reportedly canceled by the promoter, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performed impromptu a cappella versions of the songs "The Clansman" (IRON MAIDEN) and "Soundtrack Of My Life" (BLAZE) while accompanied by a couple ...

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