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HEARTIST Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Southern California's HEARTIST has inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The band's self-produced, six-song EP, "Nothing You Didn't Deserve", will be available on iTunes on October 16. The lead track from the EP, "Disconnected", is now available for free download at www.heartistband.com. "The band formed in early 2011," said HEARTIST vocalist Bryce Beckley. ...

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KAMELOT: New Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Video footage of Amanda Somerville (TRILLIUM) and Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE) recording backing vocals for KAMELOT's new album at Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios under the direction of producer Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, RHAPSODY) can be seen below. KAMELOT laid down the drums for the new CD at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with renowned engineer Jim ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist Says New Vocalist Fits The Band 'In Terms Of Sound, Writing And Image'

KAMELOT's official Facebook page has been updated with a brand new interview with the band's guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood. The question-and-answer session follows below. Q: So how are recordings [for the new KAMELOT album] going? Thomas: It's going fantastic!! We just finished the choir sessions and they feature some amazing guests including Amanda Somerville ...

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KAMELOT: New Video Update From The Studio

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have posted a new three-minute video update from Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida where they are currently laying down drum tracks with renowned engineer Jim Morris for their new album, to be released on September 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. KAMELOT will then head to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios ...

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KAMELOT: Video Update From The Studio

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have posted a one-minute video update from Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida where they are currently laying down drum tracks with renowned engineer Jim Morris for their new album, to be released on September 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. KAMELOT will then head to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios to ...

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KAMELOT Signs New Deal With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have inked a new deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The agreement covers the entire world except Japan, where KAMELOT will remain with King Records. KAMELOT is currently recording the drums for its new album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with renowned engineer Jim Morris before travelling to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios to ...

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KAMELOT Signs Japanese Deal For New Album

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have inked a deal with King Records for the Japanese release of their next album, tentatively due in the fall. Commented KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood: "We are very excited about working again with King on the new album! We are also planning to return to Japan for some very special concerts ...

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COREDUST: New Album Pushed Back To June

Finnish metallers COREDUST will release their full-length debut, "Decent "Death", on June 29 via Inverse Records. The album was recorded last fall at Scandal Recording Studios, with Kari Huikuri handling all the recording, engineering and mixing duties. The drums on the CD, which was mastered at Chartmakers by Henkka Niemistö, were laid down by CHILDREN ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Drummer Featured On COREDUST Album

Finnish metallers COREDUST will release their full-length debut, "Decent "Death", on May 9 via Inverse Records. The album was recorded last fall at Scandal Recording Studios, with Kari Huikuri handling all the recording, engineering and mixing duties. The drums on the CD, which was mastered at Chartmakers by Henkka Niemistö, were laid down by CHILDREN ...

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NIGHTWISH To Tour North America With KAMELOT

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will embark on a North American headlining tour in September with support from KAMELOT. The dates are as follows: Sep. 12 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA Sep. 13 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA Sep. 15 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY Sep. 16 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, ...

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STEEL PANTHER Shows Support For The' Rock The House' Initiative

To show support for Mike Weatherley's "Rock The House" initiative, Los Angeles glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER rocked up to the Houses Of Parliament in London, England on Saturday, March 31 before playing to a sold-out Brixton Academy. "Rock The House" now has David Cameron's backing and is a Parliamentary music competition founded by Mike ...

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TIGERTAILZ Parts Ways With Singer, Seeks Replacement

Welsh rockers TIGERTAILZ have parted ways with singer Kim Hooker. The band's remaining original members, Jay Pepper and Ace Finchum, have released the following statement on the matter: "[We are] relieved, to be honest. We're obviously disappointed that Kim's gone, but things have deteriorated to such a point that the band looked like it would ...

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SOULFLY Frontman Recovering From Bout With Bell's Palsy

SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera is recovering from a bout with Bell's Palsy, a temporary condition that is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) that results in the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Cavalera was diagnosed with a case of Bell's ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: 'Underground' Video Released

Alternative rock pioneers JANE'S ADDICTION recently filmed a video for the song "Underground" off the band's latest album, "The Great Escape Artist". Shot with director Robert Hales (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, NINE INCH NAILS, BRITNEY SPEARS, MILEY CYRUS, KID ROCK) in Los Angeles at the club Fais Do-Do, originally a speakeasy from the 1920s with a ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Vinyl Box Set On The Way

Finnish extreme metal non-profit Blood Music has announced an 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 dedicated to the band's non-album material, ...

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MALICE Guitarist Comments On New Record Deal

Reunited Los Angeles heavy metal legends MALICE have inked a deal with SPV/Steamhammer. The band recently entered Silvercloud Recording studio in Redondo Beach, California with producer Joe Floyd (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, WARRIOR) to record updated versions of six classic MALICE metal anthems such as "Stellar Masters" and "No Haven For The Raven" as well as ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Announces 'Theatre Of The Escapists' Tour

From the beginning, JANE'S ADDICTION has thrown the most unique parties in rock, mixing a fierce musicality with theatrical flair onstage. 2012 sees the band — who've always outrageously combined electricity, sex and danger — return in support of their acclaimed album "The Great Escape Artist" (Capitol Records), which features the now-buzzing-at-radio track "Underground". Starting ...

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Reactivated MALICE Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

Reunited Los Angeles heavy metal legends MALICE have inked a deal with SPV/Steamhammer. The band is currently recording updated versions of six classic MALICE metal anthems such as "Stellar Masters" and "No Haven For The Raven" as well as "four killer new tracks" for an album which is due to be released sometime early in ...

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On the Spur of the Moment - BRAINSTORM

You can always count on Germany's BRAINSTORM to meet or exceed expectation and deliver an album that is comfortably familiar without sounded retreaded. Evidence is provided in a big way with "On the Spur of the Moment", a consistently great listen from one end to the other and a strong representation of the band's catchy ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Taps Director ROBERT HALES For 'Underground' Video

Alternative rock pioneers JANE'S ADDICTION have tapped Robert Hales (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, NINE INCH NAILS, BRITNEY SPEARS, MILEY CYRUS, KID ROCK) to direct the video for their song "Underground". The clip is expected to make its online debut during the coming weeks. "Underground" comes off JANE'S ADDICTION's new album, "The Great Escape Artist", which sold ...

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