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ICON Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited Phoenix, Arizona-based hard rockers ICON have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 29-31, 2010 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMULANCE ASKA BATTLEAXE BLOODFEAST CULPRIT DER KAISER GREG LINDSTROM & FRIENDS ICON JAG PANZER JAMESON RAID OMEN RAVEN ...

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THE AMENTA Parts Ways With Vocalist, Bassist; Replacements Announced

Sydney, Australia's extreme metal unit THE AMENTA has parted ways with vocalist Jarrod Krafczyk and bassist Dale Harrison. The two have been replaced by Cain Cressall (MALIGNANT MONSTER) and Dan Quinlan (PAIN DIVISION), respectively. THE AMENTA will showcase its new lineup at the Against The Grain festival (September 19), and a series of Australian shows ...

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ARKAEA: 'Gone Tomorrow' Video Released

"Gone Tomorrow", the new video from ARKAEA — the band featuring FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) — can be viewed below. The clip was filmed with Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, TRIVIUM, MUDVAYNE) and Dan Dobi (BLEEDING THROUGH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WARBRINGER) at the helm. "Years In The Darkness", the debut ...

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HATCHET To Introduce New Lineup On U.S. Tour

San Francisco Bay Area's HATCHET will embark on its first U.S. tour this year on Friday, September 4 at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. Denver's HAVOK will accompany HATCHET on the trek, with Bay Area bands BROCAS HELM and LACERATION also appearing at the San Francisco show. The six-week tour will cover all points of ...

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VADER: 'Never Say My Name' Video Trailer Available

A trailer for "Never Say My Name", the new video from Polish extreme metallers VADER, can be viewed below. Inspired by Patrick Graham's bestselling book "L'Évangile Selon Satan" (translation: "The Gospel According to Satan"), the clip tells an alternate story of the death of a messiah who curses humanity before his death on the cross ...

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WARBRINGER Rejoined By Original Bassist

Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER have parted ways with bassist Ben Bennett and have been rejoined by Andy Laux. Andy played on the group's debut, "War Without End", but was unable to join his bandmates for any of the touring due to him still being in high school. Now with his studies complete, Andy has been ...

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VADER To Film 'Never Say My Name' Video

Polish extreme metallers VADER are preparing to film a video for the new song "Never Say My Name". According to guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek, "This is gonna be a miniature inspired by bestseller by Patrick Graham, 'Evangile Selon Satan'. An alternative death of messiah, who curse humans before his death on the cross and choose ...

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ARKAEA Films 'Gone Tomorrow' Video

ARKAEA — the new band featuring FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) — recently filmed a video for the song "Gone Tomorrow" with Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, TRIVIUM, MUDVAYNE) and Dan Dobi (BLEEDING THROUGH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WARBRINGER) at the helm. The clip is expected to make its online debut soon. ...

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GWAR Signs European Deal With AFM RECORDS

Intergalactic scumdogs GWAR have inked a European deal with AFM Records. The band's new album, "Lust in Space", will be released in Europe on August 21 (three days earlier, August 18, in North America via Metal Blade Records). "Lust in Space" track listing: 01. Lust in Space 02. Let Us Slay 03. Damnation Under God ...

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WARBRINGER Vocalist On 'Talking Metal'

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with vocalist John Kevill of Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER. The 45-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. "Waking Into Nightmares", the sophomore album from WARBRINGER, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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GWAR: New Song Available For Streaming

Intergalactic scumdogs GWAR are streaming a new song, "Let Us Slay", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's new album, "Lust In Space", which will be released on August 18 via Metal Blade Records. Commented GWAR's lead singer Oderus Urungus, "This song deals with the human race’s lust for blood, ...

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MESHUGGAH, SATYRICON, CANDLEMASS At FORTAROCK: Photos, Video Footage Available

High-quality photos taken at the Fortarock festival 2009, which was held July 11 in Nijmegen, Holland, have been posted online at Metal-Experience.com. Included are pictures of the following artists: ALL SHALL PERISH CANDLEMASS DEATH ANGEL DELAIN HEIDEVOLK KATAKLYSM KEEP OF KALESSIN MESHUGGAH MOONSPELL SATYRICON THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN WARBRINGER Fan-filmed video footage of ...

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Burn - HAVOK

By golly, the thrash resurgence ain't over yet! Candlelight found yet another throwback thrash band with big-time talent in Denver's HAVOK and ended up with an album in "Burn" that is far removed from what is quickly becoming a watered down trend. Then again, I write that and realize the both LAZARUS A.D. and WARBRINGER ...

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VADER Frontman Interviewed By TERRORIZER Magazine; Video Available

Terrorizer magazine's Jill Mikkelson conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek of Polish extreme metallers VADER at this year's Metalcamp festival, which was held on July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Watch the six-minute chat below. "We Are The Horde", a new song from VADER, is available for streaming on the band's

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VADER: New Song Posted Online

"We Are The Horde", a new song from Polish extreme metallers VADER, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the band's new album, "Necropolis", which will be released in North America on September 22. The CD was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski ...

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VADER: New Song To Make Its Online Debut This Friday

"We Are The Horde", a new song from Polish extreme metallers VADER, will make its online debut on July 3 via MySpace. The track comes off the band's new album, "Necropolis", which will be released in North America on September 22. The CD was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. ...

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VADER: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Video footage of Polish extreme metallers VADER performing a new song, "Rise Of The Undead", on June 25, 2009 at The Baroeg in Rotterdam, Holand can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthemetalflow"). VADER will embark on the 38-date "Decibel Presents: Nuclear Blast's Monsters Of Death Tour" through North America beginning November 4 in Baltimore, Maryland. ...

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VADER To Headline North American 'Monsters Of Death Tour'

Polish extreme metallers VADER will embark on the 38-date "Decibel Presents: Nuclear Blast's Monsters Of Death Tour" through North America beginning November 4 in Baltimore, Maryland. The complete billing for the trek is as follows: VADER DECREPIT BIRTH WARBRINGER THE AMENTA AUGURY SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY The dates are: Nov. 04 - ...

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Waking into Nightmares - WARBRINGER

For one reason or another California's WARBRINGER gets mentioned in virtually every discussion of thrash metal's resurgence these last few years. In this case, the hoopla is warranted, as the youngsters play it like they mean it and bring genuineness to the proceedings, a trait that is frequently lacking with the bandwagon jumpers. The quintet ...

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Drummer PAT MAGRATH Returns To PROTOTYPE

Seven years after parting ways with PROTOTYPE in 2002, Pat Magrath (ex-KILLING KULTURE, ex-STEEL PROPHET) returns to the drum throne for the Los Angeles-based progressive thrash band. Guitarist Kragen Lum commented, "We are stoked to have Pat playing with us again! His performance on our 'Trinity' album was repeatedly praised by both fans and reviewers, ...

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SAXON, WARBRINGER Members On Tonight's 'Talking Metal Live'

Biff Byford (SAXON), John Kevill (WARBRINGER), ZO2 (stars of IFC's "ZRock"), and Opus (DEAD BY WEDNESDAY) will be the featured guests on tonight's (Tuesday, June 2) episode of "Talking Metal Live". Hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy will also discuss such topics as Ozzy Osbourne's lawsuit against Tony Iommi and GUNS N' ROSES news. The ...

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WARBRINGER: 'Waking Into Nightmares' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Waking Into Nightmares", the sophomore album from Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 14 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined ...

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WARBRINGER: 'Severed Reality' Video Released

"Severed Reality", the new video from Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed on February 22 at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Dave Brodsky (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SUICIDE SILENCE) during WARBRINGER's tour with DARKANE and SOILWORK. Commented vocalist John Kevill: "The video for 'Severed Reality' got done in ...

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