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TRIVIUM: 'The Crusade' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for TRIVIUM's third album, "The Crusade", has been posted online at this location. The follow-up to 2005's "Ascendancy" was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL, just outside of Orlando. Once again produced by TRIVIUM and Jason Suecof, the CD is "a dazzling explosion of tight, intricate and instantly memorable ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Collection Of Early Recordings Due In October

Pittsburgh, PA-based label A-F Records has set an October 3 release date for a collection of DARKEST HOUR's early recordings prior to the band's signing with Victory. The set will mark DARKEST HOUR's ten-year anniversary and will feature over an hour of rare and unreleased material, including three alternate versions of songs from DARKEST HOUR's ...

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TRIVIUM: 'The Crusade' Details Revealed

On October 10, TRIVIUM will release its third album, "The Crusade". The follow-up to 2005's "Ascendancy" was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL, just outside of Orlando. Once again produced by TRIVIUM and Jason Suecof, the CD is "a dazzling explosion of tight, intricate and instantly memorable songs that feature awe-inspiring musicianship from all ...

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Come What(ever) May - STONE SOUR

Before we got all mixed up with eighteen million different subgenres of metal, there was just one single genre: heavy metal (or hard rock), a musical space marked by a significantly harder edge than the mothership of rock and roll but also a field wide open to many different sounds and styles. Thus in the ...

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BALLISTIC In Talks With New Record/Management Company

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "BALLISTIC is now in final negotiations with a newly formed international record/management company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The newly formed outfit is comprised of business-banking-engineering professionals, athletes, and music industry insiders that have combined their resources to ...

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STONE SOUR To Perform On 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

STONE SOUR are currently preparing to hit the road with KORN and DEFTONES on The Family Values Tour, beginning on July 29 in Nashville, TN as the August 1 release of their album "Come What(ever) May" approaches. The band's Top 20 Modern Rock single "Through Glass" continues to build strongly at radio and its video ...

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The Complete Recordings - ELDOPA

Here is a brief history lesson for you, courtesy of Tee Pee Records. ELDOPA was formed in 1995 by bassist Andy Branton, vocalist/guitarist Greg Valencia, vocalist/guitarist Brian Ward, and drummer Sean Taylor. Coming from bands ECONOCHRIST, SAMIAM, and GRIMPLE, and moving on to WATCH THEM DIE (Valencia), MEN OF PORN (Taylor), and KALAS (Branton), "The ...

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KISS Play Final Japanese Show; Setlist, Photos Available

KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with the following report: "KISS just finished rockin' the Fuji Speedway! Tonight's [July 23] crowd was easily the most intense of the tour and KISS responded to the crowd in a big way, delivering an energenic, powerful set that ended their short Japanese Tour on a high ...

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DEICIDE Cancels Fall U.S. Tour

According to a press from Earache Records, DEICIDE has decided to part ways with booking agent Tammy Taylor, putting their "The Stench of Redemption" fall tour on a temporary hiatus. However, the band is currently working on securing a "stronger, more comprehensive" U.S. trek to coincide with the release of their new CD, "The Stench ...

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PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS Completes Work On New Album

Denver, Colorado quartet PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS has completed work on its new album, entitled "Mercy". "Mercy" will see an October 3, 2006 release via Abacus Recordings. The critically acclaimed band, known for their exhilarating live performances and dynamic hard rock sound that combines both fervent aggression and heartfelt melody, recorded "Mercy" at Seattle's Red ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Australian Date Announced

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will perform at The Palace in Melbourne, Australia on September 15, 2006, according to the venue's web site. Tickets go on sale on July 31. Bach has yet to confirm the appearance on his official site. Sebastian recently began recording his new solo album, "Angel Down", for ...

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DAWN OF AZAZEL Comments On U.S. Tour

New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL, who recently completed the Decades of Death 2006 U.S. tour alongside VITAL REMAINS, INCANTATION and SIN OF ANGELS, has issued the following update: "Our first shows in the U.S. were defintely amoungst the best we have ever played. We were defintely humbled by the response from the crowds ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Shakes Up Bulgarian Coast

Bulgaria's Novinite.com reports that former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach thrilled thousands of fans at a free concert in the Black Sea coast town of Kavarna on Saturday, July 15. His hits sounded off to the recently opened Cool House K'metal dedicated to the town's popular rock-mayor, Tsonlko Tsonev. Fans heard new material ...

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DARK NEW DAY Is 'Branching Out' On Acoustic EP

Doug Miller of Rehearsals.com recently conducted an interview with DARK NEW DAY, the new band featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar. "We've known ...

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Guitarist 'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK Issues New SEBASTIAN BACH Recording Update

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has commenced the recording sessions for his new solo album, "Angel Down", at a Los Angeles studio with producer Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN). His guitarist, "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM), has issued the following update on the recording process: "Thursday, July 6th was out next-to-last ...

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FACECAGE: More Music Posted Online

FACECAGE, the Iowa-based metal act whose latest CD, "Facecage III", was produced by SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor, has uploaded two more tracks from the album at their official web site. Check out the songs "The Rebirth" and "Please" at www.facecage.net. FACECAGE is described by Taylor as containing "the heaviness of SEPULTURA, the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: More Video Updates Posted Online

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted three more video updates from the recording sessions for his new solo album, "Angel Down", which are taking place at a Los Angeles studio with producer Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN). The video links and their descriptions — as provided by Bach — are ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Honor Rebellion In 'Original Fire' Video

Corey Moss of MTV.com recently spoke to AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello about the band's video for their upcoming single "Original Fire", which was shot last week in Los Angeles with graphic designer/video director P.R. Brown, whose résumé includes clips for MATISYAHU and DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE. "The video, in some ways, is about ...

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