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Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History

On October 31, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of THE classic albums of its catalogue — FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's mighty "Doomsday for the Deceiver". The album will be re-released as a three-disc-set — two CDs and one DVD. It includes the original version, a remixed version (by the album's original producer, Bill Metoyer), demo ...

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AXXIS: 'Best Of' Collection Detailed

EMI Electrola will release the "Best Of" album from German metallers AXXIS on November 17. EMI Electrola originally asked AXXIS for their co-operation in releasing a "best of" collection from the band several years ago. But the group was reluctant to release a compilation of material that was already available on the market. AXXIS singer ...

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MANOWAR Ringtones Coming Soon

MANOWAR ringtones will be available in the near future. The band would like to know which songs YOU would like to download for your mobile phone, so send in your 10 favorite songs to [email protected] Your vote will influence the list of ringtones, so make sure that the band hears your wishes! As previously reported, ...

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ZONARIA Signs With SWEDMETAL RECORDS

Swedish melodic death metal band ZONARIA — who earlier in the year completed a European tour with IMPALED NAZARENE — has inked a deal with Swedmetal Records (220 VOLT, VIOLENT WORK OF ART) for a CD single release. Entitled "Rendered in Vain", the CD is expected sometime in November. "Rendered in Vain" was mixed and ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band featuring VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht and SACRED STEEL drummer Mathias Straub, has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are EDGUY, ...

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BERNIE TORME Confirmed For Ireland's CLIVEAID Benefit Concert

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), featuring Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), has been confirmed for Cliveaid Eire, set to take place December 19 at Radio City in Dulbin, Ireland. Also scheduled to appear are GLYDER, NINETEENTH CENTURY, KRAKÓW, SPEEDKING and STEEL TORMENTOR. Handling both guitar and vocals, Torme has partnered with his old compadre from GILLAN, ...

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IRON AND STEEL Festival: Final Lineup Announced

The final lineup has been announced for Iron and Steel, which is being billed by the organizers as "New Jersey's first true metal fest." The two-day event will take place January 5-6, 2007 at the Pirate's Den, in Gloucester, NJ and will feature performances from the following acts: Friday, January 5, 2007: IMPRECARI ETERNAL WINTER ...

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USURPER Hard At Work On New Material

Chicago's USURPER is currently busy rehearsing new material for its sixth full-length album, which the band plans to record in early 2007. New songtitles include "Talons of Steel", "Rebel Wolf", "Planet of the Humans", "Zombie Revolution" and "Replicants of the Apocalypse". In other news, USURPER guitarist Carcass Chris will undergo surgery on his left hand ...

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The Book of Mourning - BUILT UPON FRUSTRATION

If spit, sweat and goatees alone could guarantee a band's success, Pittsburgh bruisers BUILT UPON FRUSTRATION would be the biggest band in the country. As it is, they're storming around their hometown's working-class hardcore scene, tearing shit up with a angry, metallic attack that satisfies with its bone-basic ferocity even as it delivers a whole ...

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ATTACKER Announces New Album Title

Reunited New Jersey metallers ATTACKER have set "King of Hate" as the title of their fifth album, which they expect to record early next year for a fall 2007 release via Sentinel Steel Records. In April of 2007, ATTACKER will be heading over to the U.K. for a headlining festival appearance. A European tour with ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY To Perform 'Extraordinary' Show In Germany

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band featuring VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht and SACRED STEEL drummer Mathias Straub, has posted the following message on its official web site: "MYSTIC PROPHECY will perform their last show this year in Germany at the Kaminwerk Memmingen on September 30th, 2006. This show ...

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MYTHIASIN Begins Recording Vocals For New Album

Guitarist Mark Coglan of MYTHIASIN, the band fronted by former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, has posted the following message on the group's forum regarding the progress of the recording sessions for the band's debut album: "Rick put down his vocal tracks for 'Grey Skies' and also 'The Truth' this past weekend. Both of these ...

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EVERGREY, BIOMECHANICAL, DORO Added To U.K.'s HELLACAUST 2006 Festival

EVERGREY, BIOMECHANICAL, DORO and ORANGE GOBLIN have been added to the Hellacaust 2006 festival, set to take place November 5 at The Sanctuary in Birmingham, England. The festival billing is tentatively shaping up as follows: Main Stage KREATOR AKERCOCKE EVERGREY BIOMECHANICAL DORO PESCH ORANGE GOBLIN BENEDICTION CONQUEST OF STEEL SEASON'S END LUNARMILE Unsigned Stage: EXPLODER ...

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VINNIE PAUL: Details Of Canadian In-Store Appearances Announced

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has announced the details of his upcoming Canadian promotional tour to promote his Pearl signature snare drum, REBEL MEETS REBEL and "DimeVision - Vol 1: That's The Fun I Have" (the recently released DVD tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott). He will be making the following in-store ...

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VINNIE PAUL Schedules Canadian Promotional Appearances

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott will be promoting his Pearl signature snare drum, REBEL MEETS REBEL and "DimeVision - Vol 1: That's The Fun I Have" (the recently released DVD tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott) in Canada in October. The dates/cities are as follows (more details to be announced): Oct. 20 ...

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MYTHIASIN Guitarist Offers Another Recording Update

Guitarist Mark Coglan of MYTHIASIN, the band fronted by former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, has posted the following message on the group's forum regarding the progress of the recording sessions for the band's debut album: "Almost finished up the guitars and bass for 'Punishment Overdue' (which is one of the sound files if you ...

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AEROSMITH: STEVEN TYLER-Inspired, Custom Designed Motorcycles Now Available

AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Bruce Rossmeyer, CEO of 13 Harley-Davidson locations, including the world's largest Harley-Davidson dealership located at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona, along with guidance of Rossmeyer's personal custom motorcycle designer, Tim Gabel, have teamed up to design and produce "The Steven Tyler Signature Series," a one-of-a-kind collection of Steven Tyler-inspired, custom designed motorcycles. ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Announces Last-Ever Tour

After over a decade of treading the boards, "British Steel" veterans STAMPIN' GROUND have released the dates of their last-EVER tour. Commented the band: "We slogged our hearts out for 11 years; harder than any band we've ever met, and we loved every minute of it. It's been the greatest ride and we're proud to ...

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