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SOIL: 'Whole' Album Details Revealed

Chicago heavy rockers SOIL will release their sixth studio album, "Whole", on August 20 via Pavement Entertainment. It's the band's first 100% independent release. "We wanted to call all the shots on this album and, for the first time ever, hold our future in our own hands," explains bassist Tim King. "Shine On", the album's ...

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Former THERION Backing Singer JOHANNA MÅRLÖV Dies At 38

Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION has released the following statement: "Today the sad news reached me that Johanna Mårlöv passed away. Johanna was singing in the live choir for THERION during the 'Lemuria'/'Sirius B' era and travelled with the band and did shows in over 25 countries. She had been struggling bravely with ...

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Maiden England '88 - IRON MAIDEN

From the long-done era of VHS, some old irons are upped once again as metal sovereigns IRON MAIDEN revisit their "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" era and beyond with a newly-packaged DVD and Blu-ray, "Maiden England '88". Originally a document of their 7th Tour of a 7th Tour from a pair of shows at ...

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STORMZONE To Release 'Three Kings' In July

Irish metallers STORMZONE will release their fourth album, "Three Kings", on July 22 via the U.K. label Metal Nation Ltd. Formed in 2006, STORMZONE originally signed to U.K. hard rock label Escape Music. 2007 saw this company release the band's debut album, "Caught In The Act", in Europe where its impact gained the band attention ...

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America Idle - COLD STEEL

Obscure Long Island thrashers COLD STEEL never really had a shot back in the day once they were able to swing a full-length album "Freakboy" and their "Bracing the Fall" EP the same year. Overachieving at the wrong time in 1992, COLD STEEL might've stood a chance of reaching the third tier of Eighties cult ...

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ENTRAILS: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Swedish death metallers ENTRAILS will release their much-anticipated third album, "Raging Death", on May 13 in Europe via Metal Blade Records on vinyl, as a limited digi-CD with a bonus CD and as a jewelcase CD. In North America, the album will be available on May 14. The song Bloodhammer, taken from "Raging Death", can ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Long-Awaited Vinyl Box Set Due Next Month

Finnish extreme metal non-profit Blood Music has set an April 17 release date for the incredibly long-overdue vinyl worship session of every last bit of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's music one could ever ask for. The monstrous limited edition 7xLP box set discography will contain all five STRAPPING YOUNG LAD full-lengths, as well as extra vinyl ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Reveals Main Musical Influences

VAN HALEN and TREMONTI bass player Wolfgang Van Halen grew up as the son of one of the greatest living guitarists in rock history and learned how to play power chords at his old man's knee. But Wolfgang also told The Pulse Of Radio that there came a time when he discovered his own musical ...

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SKID ROW: New Album To Be Mastered This Week

SKID ROW has completed recording and mixing its new album, "United World Rebellion - Chapter 1", tentatively due later this year via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. Some of the sessions for the CD, which will be mastered this week, took place at Open Sky Studio, the Atlanta, Georgia-based facility owned and operated by producer/drummer Mike ...

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TORTURE KILLER To Enter Studio Tomorrow

Finnish death metallers TORTURE KILLER will enter the studio tomorrow (Friday, January 4) to begin recording their next album for a tentative March/April release. The band states, "Santeri Salmi is coming here tomorrow and we will start tracking the drums in Noisecamp Studios (Turku). We were very pleased with the sound we got with him ...

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SHAI HULUD: Title Track Of New Album Available For Streaming

"Reach Beyond The Sun", the title track of the forthcoming album from the Pompano Beach, Florida-based hardcore/metal band SHAI HULUD, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released on February 19, 2013 (one day earlier internationall) via Metal Blade Records. "Reach Beyond The Sun", the fourth entry in SHAI HULUD's ...

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SHAI HULUD Releases New Album Teaser

Pompano Beach, Florida-based hardcore/metal band SHAI HULUD will release its new album, "Reach Beyond The Sun", on February 19, 2013 (one day earlier internationall) via Metal Blade Records. New music and pre-orders will be available on December 10, but for now, fans can sample a portion of a new track in a teaser video below. ...

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HEARTIST: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Southern California's HEARTIST recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The band's self-produced, six-song EP, "Nothing You Didn't Deserve", will be available via iTunes on October 22. A track from the EP, "Rhinestone", is now available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. "The band formed in early 2011," said HEARTIST vocalist Bryce Beckley. "It ...

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VIKING: New Song Featuring GENE HOGLAN Available For Streaming

In observance of the anniversary of PSA Flight 182, Los Angeles thrashers VIKING have released a rough, pre-release mix of the song "9:02 on Flight 182" from their the long-awaited comeback album, "No Child Left Behind". Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "An Ideal Opportunity", "Debt To Me", "Helen Behind The Door", ...

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TORTURE KILLER To Record New Album In January

Finnish death metallers TORTURE KILLER will enter the studio in January 2013 to begin recording their next album for a tentative March/April release. The band states, "We've taken our time with it and … the new tunes are strong. Really strong." TORTURE KILLER released a three-song EP entitled "I Chose Death" in March via Dynamic ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Slams Illegal Music Downloaders: 'You Don't Go Around Stealing Cars!'

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen visited Britain's iconic Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday (September 20) to offer his patronage to "Rock The House", the parliamentary live music competition founded by Mike Weatherley, a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP), which supports the U.K. live music industry and promotes the importance of intellectual-property ...

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