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IRONSWORD Prepares To Release 'Overlords Of Chaos'

Portugal's "barbaric metal" trio IRONSWORD will storm back to the metal scene at the end of this month with the release of its third full-length offering, "Overlords of Chaos", via Shadow Kingdom Records. According to a press release, the new CD "continues on with their heavy metal crusade, much more intense and lethal than their ...

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BËEHLER Featuring Former EXCITER Members: Footage From HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Available

Video footage of BËEHLER — the Canadian band featuring the former EXCITER drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler, former EXCITER bassist Allan Johnson and guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh — performing the classic EXCITER track "Blackwitch" (from 1983's "Heavy Metal Maniac" LP) at the Headbangers Open Air festival on July 26, 2008 at the Ballroom in Hamburg, ...

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JAG PANZER Confirmed Italy's PLAY IT LOUD Festival

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER have been confirmed for next year's Play It Loud festival, set to take place February 28, 2009 in Italy. The exact location for the event has not yet been announced. Play It Loud festival billing is shaping up as follows: JAG PANZER (USA EXCITER (CAN) JAGUAR (UK) MARTIRIA (ITA) HOLY ...

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EXCITER To Headline Toronto's MQMUSICFEST

For three years running, MQMusicfest has brought together some of the best rock and metal acts in Canada. This year, to accommodate the abundance of talent, the festival was split into two series, the first of which was held in June. Metal Queen Management has announced that Canadian speed metal legends EXCITER will headline the ...

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BEHLER: New Rehearsal Footage Available

Rehearsal footage of BEHLER the Canadian band featuring the former EXCITER drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler, former EXCITER bassist Allan Johnson and guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh performing the classic EXCITER track "Beyond The Gates Of Doom" (from 1985's "Long Live The Loud" LP) on May 22, 2008 can be viewed below. The group is confirmed ...

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BEHLER: Rehearsal Video Footage Available

Rehearsal footage of BEHLER the Canadian band featuring the former EXCITER drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler, former EXCITER bassist Allan Johnson and guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh can be viewed below. The group is confirmed to appear at the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 24-26, 2008 in Brande-Hrnerkirchen, Germany.

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Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL: Trailer Available

A short trailer for this year's Rock Hard Festival which will be held May 9-11, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany can be viewed below. The festival running order is as follows: Friday, May 9: 15:00 - 15:35 THE CLAYMORE 15.55 - 16.40 STORMWARRIOR 17.00 - 17.45 LAKE OF TEARS 18.15 - 19.15 ...

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ESTUARY And GOREAPHOBIA Eastern Canadian Scourge

ESTUARY will team up with GOREAPHOBIA and Unmatched Brutality recording artists LAPIDATE for seven shows throughout Eastern Canada between May 8 to May 15. ESTUARY guitarist Ash Thomas comments: "Needless to say, we are really looking forward to this experience. This will be our first time performing in Canada, and from what I can tell ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have been confirmed as the "very special guests" at this year's Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 9-11, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival running order is now as follows: Friday, May 9: 15:00 - 15:35 THE CLAYMORE 15.55 - 16.40 STORMWARRIOR ...

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TESTAMENT Replaces CELTIC FROST At Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have replaced CELTIC FROST on the billing of this year's Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 9-11, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival running order is now as follows: Friday, May 9: 15:00 - 15:35 THE CLAYMORE 15.55 - 16.40 STORMWARRIOR 17.00 ...

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STORMWARRIOR, EXCITER Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

STORMWARRIOR and EXCITER are the final two confirmed bands for this year's Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 9-11, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival running order is as follows: Friday, May 9: 15:00 - 15:35 THE CLAYMORE 15.55 - 16.40 STORMWARRIOR 17.00 - 17.45 LAKE OF TEARS 18.15 ...

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BEEHLER Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

BEEHLER, the Canadian band featuring original EXCITER members Dan Beeler (vocals, drums) Allan Johnson (bass), has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 24-26, 2008 in Brande-Hrnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD ABANDONED AMULANCE ANCESTRAL AXEHAMMER BEEHLER ...

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EXCITER: 'New Album Is Done'

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have issued the following update: "[The new EXCITER album] 'Thrash Speed Burn' is completed! The final mixes were put together last week, the interviews have been edited, and the artwork is in the final stages. Everything is on its way to Massacre and the CD should be out in late ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

British heavy metal legends SAXON have been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGELUS APATRIDA BELPHEGOR DANGER DANGER DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI KOTIPELTO MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE ...

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RATT Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Reactivated '80s hard rockers RATT have been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGELUS APATRIDA BELPHEGOR DANGER DANGER DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI KOTIPELTO MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE ...

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SLAUGHTER Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

SLAUGHTER has been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGELUS APATRIDA BELPHEGOR DANGER DANGER DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI KOTIPELTO MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE SLAUGHTER SYMPHONY X TRIBAL ...

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Fast and Deadly - MANIAC

Ready for still more drunken, rollicking '80s thrash revival? You'd better be, because it doesn't sound like Canada's MANIAC intends to take no for an answer. This trio of Toronto throwbacks bash out nine quick and filthy anthems to all things evil, demon-besotted and insane, with the kind of clattering production and give-em-hell intensity that ...

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BELPHEGOR Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR have been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGELUS APATRIDA BELPHEGOR DANGER DANGER DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI KOTIPELTO MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE SYMPHONY ...

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DANGER DANGER Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

DANGER DANGER has been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGELUS APATRIDA DANGER DANGER DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI KOTIPELTO MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE SYMPHONY X TRIBAL UNLEASHED ...

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