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AVATARIUM Begins Recording Third Album

AVATARIUM, the Swedish metal project whose recording lineup includes Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, has entered Gröndahl studio to begin work on its third album for a spring release via Nuclear Blast. AVATARIUM's latest disc, "The Girl With The Raven Mask", came out in October 2015 via Nuclear ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman Doesn't Believe HILLARY CLINTON Won Popular Vote, Says He Is 'Cautiously Optimistic' About DONALD TRUMP

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has weighed in on underdog Donald Trump's stunning upset of Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, saying that while he doesn't fully trust the real estate mogul, he is "cautiously optimistic about where things are going." Trump shocked the political establishment and the world by becoming the 45th president ...

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ICED EARTH To Release 'Incorruptible' Album In May; Listen To New Song 'The Great Heathen Army'

Metal Wani's Fernando Bonenfant conducted an interview with ICED EARTH founder, chief songwriter, and guitarist Jon Schaffer before the band's December 6 concert at Electric Brixton in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ICED EARTH's upcoming studio album, originally titled "The Judas Goat": Schaffer: ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN To Exhibit Artwork On North American Art Tour

Wentworth Gallery is honored to present Rick Allen's works from his latest collection, titled "Rick Allen: Angels and Icons & The Art of Drums". Rick's art, jewelry and wrapped drums are currently being showcased exclusively in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the country, including Metro DC, South Florida, Atlanta, the Philadelphia metro and New Jersey. The ...

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Video Premiere: THE AGONIST's 'The Hunt'

"The Hunt", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Five", which will be released on September 30 via and Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, ...

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THE AGONIST: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Five' Album

Audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "Five", the new album from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be streamed below. Due on September 30 via and Napalm Records, the CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, DROWNING POOL, ...

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Video Premiere: THE AGONIST's 'The Moment'

"The Moment", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Five", which will be released on September 30 via and Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, ...

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THE AGONIST To Release 'Five' Album In September

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST will release their new album, "Five", on September 30 via and Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, DROWNING POOL, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, 3 DOORS DOWN, FEAR FACTORY, FLYLEAF and SKILLET, among others. Says THE ...

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AVATAR Releases 'The Eagle Has Landed' Music Video

Swedish metallers AVATAR have debuted yet another visually stunning music video, for their track "The Eagle Has Landed". Directed by longtime collaborator Johan Carlén, this is the first official music video we've seen from the band from their upcoming album, "Feathers & Flesh", which will be released on Friday, May 13 via Another Century in ...

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Video: AVATARIUM Performs At STOCKHOLM ROCKS Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of AVATARIUM's May 7 performance at the Stockholm Rocks festival at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden can be seen below. AVATARIUM is the Swedish metal project whose recording lineup includes Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS. AVATARIUM's latest album, "The Girl With The Raven Mask", ...

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IRON MAIDEN: North/South American Concert Attendances, Grosses Revealed

The following are some of IRON MAIDEN' recent North and South American concert attendances/grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX Venue: Estadio Nacional Jorge Magico Gonzalez City/State: San Salvador, El Salvador Date: March 6, 2016 Gross Sales: $1,331,925 Attendance/Capacity: 22,041 / 22,041 Ticket Prices: $175, $15 Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX ...

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Hear AVATAR's New Radio Single 'The Eagle Has Landed'

Swedish metallers AVATAR will release their new concept album, "Feathers & Flesh", on Friday, May 13 via Another Century in Europe and Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada. The first official radio single from the CD, "The Eagle Has Landed", can be streamed below. "You've heard Owl's hunting hymn. Now it's time for ...

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Video: IRON MAIDEN Performs In Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN's March 15 concert at Estadio Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. If Eternity Should Fail 02. Speed Of Light 03. Children Of The Damned 04. Tears Of A Clown 05. The Red And The Black 06. The Trooper ...

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